So I’m going on tour with the band
She said “stay for the summer” but she don’t understand
That the radio plays what they want you to hear
and I want them to play you your love song this year
So I’m hitting the road for a week in June. I’m really excited. It’s officially been an entire year since I’ve last been on the road with a band, that being the Sleepaway / Believe In You tour (which also featured Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, The Transit War, and River City High on select dates).
Click on the tour image to check out the full poster. The Over & Out Tour. How exciting!
I had a lot of amazing tour opportunities through the year, many of which I had to turn down due to college and having a real job, some I still think about, because they would have been absolutely amazing. But oh well. Such is life.
I’ll be spending a week on the road with my good friends Upper Class Trash (School Night Records) and two other great groups, Farewell and Forever The Sickest Kids. Farewell just signed to Epitaph, home to bands like Bad Religion and Motion City Soundtrack, and FTSK just inked a deal with Universal / Motown. I first heard of Farewell when the insanely talented Josh Hofer did their press photos way back when. Go check him out at Corrupted Lens.
So I’m psyched, it should be a fun week full of little rock and roll adventures. The tour spans the entire month of June and covers most of the east coast and mid-west, however I’ll just be on some of it. Grad school and work, sorry kids.
6.19.07 – The Troc – Philadelphia, PA
6.20.07 – Washington Ave – Washington, NJ
6.21.07 – American Legion – Manchester, NH
6.22.07 – Toquet Teen Center – Westport, CT
6.23.07 – The Dungeon – Watertown, NY
6.24.07 – Funk N’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY
6.25.07 – Jaggard UMC – Altoona, PA
These three bands will be seriously breaking out this year, and I’m thrilled to be there at the beginning. Friends and family often ask why I hit the road with smaller, often just-signed bands. When you’re someone who really believes in the power of music, who lives with the mentality that rock and roll can save the world, it really is a powerful thing watching your little secrets suddenly become mainstream successes.
Friends from New Jersey, I hope to see you when I’m in our lovely homestate. And new friends in Philly, you’re all invited to the party I’m going to have on the 19th at my apartment, which is literally a few doors down from The Troc.