Taylor Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless released their new album Going To Hell this week on Cooking Vinyl. The hard-rocking group is enjoying their second consecutive week at #1 at Active Rock radio with their first #1 radio hit, the infectious, foot-stomping "Heaven Knows" over in the US. Whilst here in the UK its currently B list on Radio 1 and the album is riding high at #6 in the UK midweek charts. The song's rebellious video--directed by Jon J and Taylor Momsen--has garnered over 3 million views since premiering on VEVO. Meanwhile, the official music video for the album title track "Going To Hell," is now approaching 5 million views.
The Pretty Reckless previewed four songs from the Going To Hell album leading up to release. The official music video for the album title track "Going To Hell," leads the way approaching 5 million views, a lyric video for the bracing "Follow Me Down," a teaser for "Burn," and a Fan Lyric Video (compiled from fan Instagram submissions), for "Heaven Knows." Recently, TAYLOR sat down with Rollingstone.com to recount the process of recording this album after having to start over following Hurricane Sandy's wrath that ravaged their studio.
The Pretty Reckless has supported Evanescence, Guns N' Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Currently, The Pretty Reckless is supporting Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe (complete list of Europe dates below). The band will return to the U.S. next month for an appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards (4/23), preparing them for a busy summer which has the band confirmed to perform at all of the major U.S. rock festivals, including: Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma, Monster Energy's Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Rock Fest Kansas City, among others.
The Pretty Reckless UK Tour Dates W/ Fall Out Boy
Thurs 20th March Wembley Arena, London
Fri 21st March Metro FM Arena, Newcastle
Sat 22nd March The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Mon 24th March Electric Ballroom, London (Headline Show)
15th June Download Festival, Donnington