Photo by Kirby Gladstein
The hottest rock band in Los Angeles, The Scarlet Opera, have uncovered their highly anticipated debut Comedy EP via SB Projects/Republic Records – listen to Comedy EP HERE!
The five-track collection captures all of the drama, ecstasy, lust, madness, and love at the heart of the band’s cathartic and cinematic rock ‘n’ roll. The opener and newest single “Riot” rides a propulsive drumbeat accented by guitar and bass as dynamic frontman Luka Bazulka croons, “Oo, I kinda like it, gets me excited, let’s start a riot, we could start a riot.”
On their debut Comedy EP lead singer Luka Bazulka said: “Like most theatrical comedies, beneath the banter and witty one liners, lies a lesson so dark and aggressively human – it needs laughter to lift itself up. After many years in the making, we’re happy to give you COMEDY.”
He continued speaking on the lead song “Riot” and described it as: “Say what you want and say what you love! Stay vigilant so as to not get carried away with the night – unless of course, like us, that’s what you’re into. After all, life is a Riot!”
The band set the stage for the EP with “The Place To Be,” “Big City Thing,”and most recently, “Alive.” Inciting feverish critical applause, Hits Daily Double went so far as to predict, “If anyone’s going to revive the glory days of Queen-style rock, our money’s on The Scarlet Opera,” while LA On Lock promised, “This is a band to invest in early so you can tell all your friends you heard them before the world caught on.” Check out the full EP tracklist below.
The Scarlet Opera also recently made their late night television debut with an electrifying performance of “Alive” on The Late Late Show with James Corden to praise from fans and critics alike – watch HERE.
Next up, the band launches their first ever headline tour dubbed “Comedy : The Scarlet Opera Tour,” which includes a string of dates up and down the west coast this spring. The tour will kick off in Sacramento on April 3rd and wrap with a hometown performance in Los Angeles on April 12th at The Echoplex due to popular. See the full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.thescarletopera.com/tour/.
Get ready for a whole lot more from The Scarlet Opera in 2023.
Comedy EP Tracklist:
- “The Place To Be”
- “Big City Thing”
- “I’ve Been Waiting For You”
“Comedy : The Scarlet Opera Tour” Dates:
4/3 Goldfield Trading Post Sacramento, CA
4/5 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
4/7 Holocene Portland, OR
4/10 Café Du Nord San Francisco, CA
4/11 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
4/12 The Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
The Scarlet Opera:
Inspired by the Scarlet Lettering of the misunderstood and misrepresented – the music, the shows, the glamour are all devoted to the outcasts – to the sexually liberated – to those who don’t come from wealth – to those who are divine.
About The Scarlet Opera:
Fusing the grandeur of the theatre with the raw energy of rock and roll, The Scarlet Opera – a five piece band hailing from Los Angeles – offers an escape into the throes of love, lust, glamour, and passion. Formed as ‘Perta’ in 2016 and reborn in 2022, The Scarlet Opera is led by lyricist and frontman Luka Bazulka, whose authentic narrative and vocal prowess are matched only by the musical talents of band members Colin Kenrick [keyboard], Daniel Zuker [bass], Justin Siegal [drums], and Chance Taylor [guitar]. The band’s origins are tied to one fateful night when Colin, upon witnessing Luka perform an inspiring solo vocal set, enlisted long time friends and seasoned musicians Daniel, Chance, and Justin to provide a new dimension to what was already brimming with potential. Word of packed venues and a captivating live show soon drew the attention of SB Projects and Republic Records, who turned to hit songwriter and producer David Stewart [BTS, Jonas Brothers] to collaborate, inspire, and further ignite an already growing fire. With the recent release of their singles “The Place To Be,” “Big City Thing,” and “Alive,” The Scarlet Opera is poised to make their mark with their debut EP Comedy, out now.