NONPOINT released the official music video for their revision of “When Doves Cry” today. The video was directed by Francesca Ludikar.
The single was originally released by Prince and the Revolution in 1984 and was one of the hit singles from the album Purple Rain.
Vocalist Elias Soriano says, “Our fans throughout the years have always had a quiet romance with the songs we like to cover. Seeing that our biggest showing in that category, our cover of Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight,’ was a suggestion from a friend and fan of the band, we thought it only fitting we let all our fans have a chance to throw their hats in the ring this time. So in the middle of a global pandemic, we threw up a bracket style voting tournament with a list of contenders from Metallica to DMX. As fans voted over a few weeks, it was exciting to watch it go from 16 songs to the final two, Metallica’s – Nothing Else Matters vs Prince’s – When Doves Cry. When they chose Prince, the real work began. We went through version after version. We knew we had to do it justice in the biggest way we could as tribute to Prince and still make it Nonpoint. I’m happy to report from initial response among the few who have heard it is exciting and we look forward to our fans singing it for years to come.”
Dr. Fink of Prince & The Revolution reacted to their cover by saying, “I just listened to Doves and thought it was great!”
He adds, “Nonpoint’s revision of When Doves Cry by Prince and The Revolution rocks like a champion bullfighter slaying a prized bull!”
Nonpoint’s fans have really loved the cover live. Watch this clip from the show the band did with Seether in Tempe AZ
Nonpoint Tour Dates:
1/7/2022 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
1/8/2022 Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
1/9/2022 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
1/11/2022 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/12/2022 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
1/14/2022 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wallys
1/15/2022 Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
1/16/2022 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
1/18/2022 Charleston, WV @ Rock City Bake Company
1/19/2022 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
1/20/2022 Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
Nonpoint will be appearing at ShipRocked January 22-27, 2022
Commitment to forward motion ensures longevity. After 20-plus years, ten full-length releases, countless sold out shows, and over one million albums sold worldwide, Nonpoint endure through sustaining an unbreakable bond among themselves and to a diehard fan base all over the globe.
Masters of, and pioneers in the nu-metal/rap-rock world, Nonpoint has quietly been the biggest and best kept secret of the rock/metal genre. Their songs and renowned performances have had musicians from all corners of the genre and music industry members standing side stage to revel in the audiences they transform.
The band’s songs “Bullet with a Name,” “Alive and Kicking,” “In the Air Tonight,” “Circles,” “Your Signs,” “Everybody Down” and many others have been featured in trailers, hit movies, television, iconic video games, as well as broadcasts from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, WWF.
Nonpoint has toured with major acts like Disturbed, Papa Roach, Mudvayne, and Sevendust to name a few. They have also been featured on the main stages and support stages of iconic festivals like Soundwave, Rock AM Park, Rock AM Ring, Ozzfest US and Donington, Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville and many more.
Today, Nonpoint continues to ignite streaming platforms, news feeds, social media platforms, and festival stages, and 2021 is shaping up to take them from rock’s best kept secret to a household name.
The band launched their independent record label 361 Degrees Records LLC in January of this year. They filmed the process of starting the label and making new music in a Docu-Series
titled “A Path To Independence” that can be seen on the band’s YouTube and official website.
NONPOINT released the title track, “Ruthless,”off of their upcoming EP to all digital outlets in May and was this year’s featured track on AEW’s “Blood And Guts” on TNT.
“Ruthless” exploded at radio and becomes their 5th highest charting song and biggest hit in 7 years.
“Ruthless” can be streamed/downloaded at Nonpoint.com
Nonpoint – Ruthless (Official Music Video)
Elias Soriano (Lead Vocals)
Robb Rivera (Drums)
Rasheed Thomas (Guitar /Backing Vocals)
Adam Woloszyn (Bass)
Jason Zeilstra (Lead Guitar)
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