Dec 12th, 2008 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION! TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED; PRE-SALE BEGINS THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT ARTISTARENA.COM THROUGH DEC. 19
FIRST 30 PRE-SALE BUYERS FOR EACH DATE WILL RECEIVE A MEET-AND-GREET WITH CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR
AND OTHER TAKE ACTION! ARTISTS
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC DECEMBER 20
SUB CITY TAKE ACTION! TOUR TO BENEFIT DOSOMETHING.ORG
LINEUP INCLUDES HEADLINER CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR ALONG WITH MEG & DIA, BREATHE CAROLINA, EVERY AVENUE, ANARBOR
December 12, 2008—Sub City Take Action! Tour tickets go on sale via internet pre-sale this Friday through Artist Arena at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/takeactiontour. The pre-sale will run through December 19. Fans must first register with the site to purchase tickets. They will be emailed a username and password to take part in the exclusive pre-sale.
The first 30 fans to purchase tickets for each date will receive a meet-and-greet opportunity with headliner Cute Is What We Aim For and other Sub City Take Action! Tour artists.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 20 at all ticket outlets.
The tour, now in its eighth year, featuring headliner Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Meg & Dia, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, and Anarbor, will once again benefit DoSomething.org, a national not-for-profit that believes young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.
2009 Sub City Take Action! Tour Dates:
Feb 11 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
Feb 12 - Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
Feb 13 – Cheswick, PA @ Gravity Nightclub
Feb 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb 15 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Feb 17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Feb 18 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Feb 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Feb 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Feb 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Feb 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Feb 28- St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
Mar 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 2 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar 4 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
Mar 5 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Mar 6 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Mar 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
Mar 8 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 11 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Mar 16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 18- Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 21- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Mar 22- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 23- Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 25 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mar 27- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar 28- Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club (The Rave)
Mar 30- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 31- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 1- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
For more information please visit:
www.anarbor.net Dec 8th, 2008 ROCKSTAR TASTE CHAOS PRE-SALE INFO
ROCKSTAR TASTE CHAOS AND imeem PARTNER TO OFFER imeem MEMBERS 24-HOUR EXCLUSIVE TICKET PRE-SALE STARTING DECEMBER 11TH
HEADLINER THURSDAY ALSO SET TO OFFER FAN CLUB MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE VIP TICKET OPTIONS
LOUISVILLE, KY DATE ADDED FOR MARCH 15 AT EXPO 5
ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS 2009 TOUR TO INCLUDE: THURSDAY, BRING ME THE HORIZON, FOUR YEAR STRONG, PIERCE THE VEIL, CANCER BATS
TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 14 IN LOS ANGELES
ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS and imeem, the world's largest social music service, have partnered to offer fans an exclusive 24-hour ticket pre-sale.
The 24-hour exclusive pre-sale for the imeem community begins Thursday, December 11 at 10AM PST at www.imeem.com/rockstartasteofchaos. Fans must add ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS as a friend on imeem between now and December 11 to receive a message with the exclusive access code to buy tickets.
Fans can also find music and video playlists from all five bands on the ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS tour that they can share and embed across the web at www.imeem.com/rockstartasteofchaos.
RTOC 2009 headliner Thursday is also set to launch an exclusive ticket pre-sale for their fans. Fans who log on to www.Thursday.net starting this Wednesday, December 10, can choose from 3 pre-sale VIP ticket packages that will include a copy of the band’s upcoming release “Common Existence”, a digital download of the first single “Resuscitation of a Deadman,” four unreleased songs from “Common Existence”, a meet and greet with Thursday after the show, a one-year membership in the official Thursday Fan Club, plus such options as a limited-edition Thursday guitar from First Act, and a opportunity to act as Thursday’s “Roadie For A Day.” Keep checking www.Thursday.net for additional details.
A new tour date has been added for March 5 in Louisville, KY at Expo 5. ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS, now in its fifth year, will commence February 14 in Los Angeles.
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RTOC 2009 Tour Dates:
Los Angeles, CA
San Jose, CA
San Jose Civic Auditorium
San Diego, CA
House of Blues
Las Vegas, NV
House of Blues
Salt Lake City, UT
In the Venue
Cincinnati , OH
Clifton Park, NY
New York City, NY
Rams Head Live
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
San Antonio, TX
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www.dinglife.com Dec 2nd, 2008 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIFTH ANNUAL ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS TOUR!!
2009 TOUR TO INCLUDE:
BRING ME THE HORIZON
FOUR YEAR STRONG
PIERCE THE VEIL
WINTER’S BIGGEST & LOUDEST TOUR NOW AN EVEN BETTER VALUE WITH NEW LOWER TICKET PRICES
TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 14 IN LOS ANGELES
PRE-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 10AM
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK, ERNIE BALL, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, MYSPACE MUSIC, NAMM, www.DiNGLIFE.com ARE ANNOUNCED AS
December 2, 2008—ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF CHAOS continues to stake its claim as the preeminent winter rock package tour. Always an explosive, in-your-face affair, ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS features today’s biggest and on-the-verge of stardom hard rock bands. Blaring, boisterous and brutal, this year’s tour will be no different. Heralded by Florida’s Backstage Pass as “delivering some of the best known acts in the rock 'n roll world," past RTOC performers have included a who’s who of this decade’s most popular rock bands including My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Rise Against, Deftones, Killswitch Engage, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Used and over three hundred more.
Tour co-founder Kevin Lyman, always with his ear to the street and his hand on the scene’s pulse, chose this year’s cutting edge lineup after watching many of these same bands explode on the 2008 Van’s Warped Tour. By taking fan feedback to heart and personally handpicking artists that he feels will be breaking out in ’09, the lineup includes headliner THURSDAY, as well as BRING ME THE HORIZON, FOUR YEAR STRONG, PIERCE THE VEIL (all of whom will rotate their spot on the bill throughout the tour), and CANCER BATS. In addition, one local Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands winner will open the show at each stop.
“After listening to what fans had to say during Warped Tour and watching many of these bands with thousands of fans watching them perform,” Lyman explains, “these are the bands rock fans want to see. And I believe they’re all on the brink of breakout success.”
Last year, the Asbury Park Press praised Lyman for his forward looking approach to the tour, writing: "No wonder the Rockstar Taste of Chaos is known as the 'Winter Warped Tour.' Much like the highly successful summer rock jaunt, Rockstar Taste of Chaos is affordable and offers a wide range of bands. Lyman, who assembles the Warped Tour lineup, goes out of his way to put together a package of punk, hard rock and true alternative acts for the bill."
This year, fans can expect a low ticket price (between $20-25 per ticket) as well as the return of the fun-filled concourse offering a bevy of fascinating distractions in between sets guaranteeing that the pandemonium will begin as soon as fans enter the venue.
Tour co-founders, John Reese, Lyman and Darryl Eaton state: "We are very excited about the great bands and concourse activities planned for the 2009 North American Tour. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK has been a great partner helping us bring fans a great package and a big show at a very fan-friendly entrance price. We’re really proud that the RTOC has become an important event on music fans’ calendars in the long, cold winter in the U.S. and Canada."
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK Marketing Director Mike Kelso states, “Live music is very important to ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and for the past four years the worldwide success of ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS has been instrumental in the success of our brand.”
With nearly 300 worldwide dates over the past fours years, playing in over 20 countries including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Japan, France, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy among others, ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS, the only worldwide lifestyle festival tour, is back with another onslaught of winter dates in the U.S. and Canada.
The ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS pre-sale begins Friday, December 12th, at 10AM in each market. Please go to www.rockstartasteofchaos.com for all on sale information, ticketing links, and concert dates.
Head over to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtM6bwcOOgQ to view a ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS EPK featuring all of this year’s acts.
For the last decade, headliner THURSDAY has released groundbreaking, essential albums like 2001’s fan-favorite Full Collapse and 2003’s breakthrough War All the Time, while always playing riveting shows garnering hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide. As the band approaches its tenth anniversary, it has dug deep to recapture the original fervor and fire to make its most honest and sincere record to date. Hailing from New Brunswick, New Jersey, the band recently signed with Epitaph Records and will see its fifth studio release, Common Existence, in stores February 17. The record was produced by former Mercury Rev member Dave Fridmann who has also produced The Flaming Lips, Weezer, Ed Harcourt, Café Tacuba, Phantom Planet, and OK Go. THURSDAY frontman Geoff Rickly says of the new album: "This is the first time I've looked at a lot of life's events from an adult perspective." Pioneers of modern punk, THURSDAY is one of the biggest influences and leading bands in the emerging post-hardcore scene. Election Day 2008 also saw the band release a limited edition split LP with the band Envy. www.myspace.com/Thursday
British metalcore outfit BRING ME THE HORIZON’S latest release, Suicide Season is now out on Epitaph Records. It’s not often scene kids, screamo fans and metal-heads can agree on a band, but after BMTH’s explosive rise in popularity, culminating in their breakout performances at Vans Warped Tour this summer, fans of all three genres have found their new favorite band. Hailing from Sheffield, England, Oliver Sykes (vocals), Matt Nicholls (drums), Curtis Ward (guitar), Matt Kean (bass) and Lee Malia (guitar) formed BMTH in 2004 and began setting the UK ablaze with blistering performances across the country. By 2006 the band had already won Kerrang!’s "Best British Newcomers" award and toured with groups like Killswitch Engage, Aiden, and Bleeding Through. Later that fall the group unleashed their debut album, Count Your Blessings, which further cemented their place among the metalcore elite. BMTH explore the limits of its sound and abilities, resulting in tracks that will make you think as much as bang your head. Suicide Season is the perfect soundtrack to a life spent on the edge, where the rules don’t apply and darkness rules. www.myspace.com/bmth
Calling Worcester, Massachusetts home, FOUR YEAR STRONG has been making a name for itself as one of Alternative Press’s “100 Bands You Need To Know in ‘08” and Rolling Stone’s “40 Bands You Need To Know”. Frequenting the Smartpunk Top 10 sales and Purevolume’s “most played” charts, the band has garnered nearly 2 million plays on MySpace by simply making music the way they want it to be made. The band’s debut full-length, Rise or Die Trying, on I Surrender Records continues to generate an excited buzz across the Web, catching the ears of Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz. Earlier this year the band announced its partnership with Decaydance Records, joining the ranks of bands like Panic at the Disco, The Academy Is…, and Gym Class Heroes. Equal parts melody and mayhem; however, its true talent lies in the ability to use these parts to create one exciting, infectious whole. www.myspace.com/fouryearstrong
San Diego’s PIERCE THE VEIL is a progressive post-rock quartet whose debut A Flair For The Dramatic on Equal Vision Records incorporates elements of fractured hardcore, prog-rock and metalcore into a unique amalgam of heavy music that is bound to turn heads and blow minds. Recorded by Casey Bates (Portugal The Man, Gatsbys American Dream) in Seattle, Washington, Pierce The Veil’s debut is a labor of love that the band put every ounce of creativity into. www.myspace.com/piercetheveil
Toronto’s CANCER BATS is fueled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band. Mixing hardcore, southern metal, and punk rock into a lethal rock & roll explosion, the four-piece has never rocked as hard as it does on its sophomore release Hail Destroyer. Co-produced by Eric Ratz (Big Sugar, Theory Of A Dead Man, Billy Talent), Kenny Luong (Billy Talent), and Greg Below (Alexisonfire), and recorded at Vespa Studios, the album features an edgier, much heavier, and finely tuned collection of songs. Featuring guest vocals by Cancer Bat bro’s Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent), Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire), and Tim McIlrath, the no-holds-barred tracks on Hail Destroyer will definitely get the ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS party off on the right earsplitting note. www.myspace.com/cancerbats
Back as the title sponsor, ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will once again be sampling its products, in addition to coming up with some great surprises for concert goers. Other sponsors include Ernie Ball, NAMM, DiNG and MySpace Music, as well as Alternative Press who will produce the Official Tour Program.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is the world's most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is scientifically formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles - from athletes to rock stars. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK is available in eleven amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced, Guava, Pomegranate, Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, and Roasted Light Vanilla, all of which are available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Finland, and throughout the United Kingdom.
Ernie Ball’s 4th Annual ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS Battle of the Bands returns! Attention unsigned bands, sign up for the once in a lifetime opportunity to play live on the main stage of the 2009 ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS TOUR! Play alongside Thursday, Bring Me The Horizon, Four Year Strong, and Cancer Bats for the ultimate career-altering opportunity. Signups go live December 15th at www.battleofthebands.com, the premier website that gives your band limitless opportunities to play live.
NAMM joins RTOC as a 2009 sponsor and is on a mission to educate RTOC fans on what an amazing tool music can be in all of our lives. NAMM is an information source for music retailers and helps fans discover music performance.
Joining us again in 2009 are Peta2 and Shirts For a Cure. As the world's largest youth animal rights group, Peta2 has been a non-profit sponsor of ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS since its inception in 2005. Stop by the Peta2 booth to make a difference for animals by signing the "Meat's Not Green."
Shirts For A Cure is also a fifth-year sponsor and will be onsite selling new and exclusive t-shirt designs from bands like Thursday and more. All proceeds from the sales go directly to providing financial assistance to women who cannot afford the expense of the fight against breast cancer.
Also back in 2009 is the RTOC Label Tent, where fans can get the newest info, artist releases and promotions from the likes of punk rock staples Epitaph Records and SoCal upstarts Old Shoe Records. Canadian clothing retailer D-TOX will be back as a sponsor on all Canadian dates. Dominic LaFortune, D-Tox Marketing and Promotions Director says, “D-Tox is very proud to be a part of the ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS in Canada for the third year in a row. We’re looking forward in seeing you all and we’re preparing tons of cool stuff for you so make sure to pass by and check us out.”
This year, ROCKSTAR TASTE OF CHAOS has teamed up with Buzznet.com to create the “Official Buzznet Taste Of Chaos Community.” The ultimate backstage pass, the community will give fans the most personal and in-depth look at the tour through exclusive photos, videos, interviews, contests and more. Each of the RTOC bands will be carrying a Buzznet phone which they’ll use to post candid photos and videos from the road in real-time, so fans won’t miss a beat. A Buzznet blogger and photographer will also be hitting the road to follow the entire tour and provide daily updates. In addition, fans can join the conversation by contributing their own photos, videos and blogs from the tour to the community, where they’ll not only be seen by millions, but could also be specially featured on Buzznet.com.
MySpace Music, a landmark joint venture among MySpace, EMI Music, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams. By allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List. MySpace Music centers around the more than five million major, indie, and unsigned artists that use their MySpace music profiles to communicate and intimately connect with fans and friends. As one of the most popular and most trafficked music platforms in the world, MySpace Music has evolved into an offline experience by connecting bands and fans around the world through various concert series and live events.
DiNG holds the world's largest catalog of artist and music related artwork with over 200 artists and 130 devices at www.DINGLIFE.com. A DiNG is a custom-fit, full-color, device-specific decal, that is easily applied to over 100 devices including cell phones, MP3 players, laptops, gaming systems and controllers.
RTOC 2009 Tour Dates:
SAT2/14/09Los Angeles, CAPalladium
SUN2/15/09San Jose, CASan Jose Civic Auditorium
MON2/16/09 Chico, CASenator Theatre
WED2/18/09San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
THU2/19/09Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
FRI2/20/09Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
SAT2/21/09Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
TUE2/24/09Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
WED2/25/09Cincinnati , OHBogart's
SAT2/28/09Hartford, CTWebster Theatre
TUE3/3/09Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
WED3/4/09New York City, NYNokia
FRI3/6/09Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
SAT3/7/09Baltimore, MDRams Head Live
SUN3/8/09 Columbus, OHNewport
MON3/9/09Cleveland, OHAgora Theatre
WED3/11/09St. Louis, MOPageant
SAT3/14/09Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
TUE3/17/09Ft. Lauderdale, FLRevolution
WED3/18/09Orlando, FLHard Rock
SUN3/22/09San Antonio, TXSunset Station
MON3/23/09Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
THU3/26/09Boise, IDKnitting Factory
SUN3/29/09Spokane, WAKnitting Factory
WED4/1/09Calgary, ABMacEwan Hall
FRI4/3/09Edmonton, ABEvent Centre
SUN4/5/09Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings
WED4/8/08Toronto, ONKool Haus
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www.dinglife.com Dec 1st, 2008 Take Action! Tour 2009 Details Announced!!
HOPELESS RECORDS NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION SUB CITY ANNOUNCES THE 2009 TAKE ACTION! TOUR- WITH HEADLINER CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR- ALONG WITH MEG & DIA, BREATHE CAROLINA, EVERY AVENUE, AND ANARBOR
THE ANNUAL CHARITY TOUR ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE WORLD AND WILL AGAIN BENEFIT NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DOSOMETHING.ORG
TOUR DATES, TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE FEBRUARY & MARCH '09 TOUR TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
DECEMBER 1, 2008- Hopeless Records, through their non profit organization Sub City is pleased to once again organize and present the Take Action! Tour. The 2009 lineup will feature headliner CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, along with MEG & DIA, BREATHE CAROLINA, EVERY AVENUE, and ANARBOR. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action, and for the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the country.
DoSomething.org is a national not-for-profit that believes that young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.
DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin says of the not-for-profit teaming up with Take Action! Tour: "Music has always moved generations. We're psyched to partner with Take Action! We believe that there is a lot of creativity and passion in generation Z (kids under age 25). Their idea of getting involved isn't writing a big check or attending a charity dinner--they actually do stuff."
Each Take Action tour stop is a unique experience where fans are exposed to a great show along with encouragement and information from the bands, charity partners, and sponsors about how they can get involved with causes that are important to them. In addition to the good time and inspiration, 10% of the ticket price from each ticket sold is donated to DoSomething.org, which makes each fan in attendance an active participant in financially supporting non profit action. To date Sub City, with the help of hundreds of thousands of young people, has raised over $550,000 through the Take Action initiative. The tour has previously featured many future stars including: The Plain White T's, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore, Every Time I Die, Jimmy Eat World, Avenged Sevenfold, Hawthorne Heights, Chiodos, Thrice, Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more.
This year's headliner CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, touring in support of its second full-length release Rotation, is one of the brightest bands in the current music scene. Hailing from Buffalo, lead singer Shaant Hacikyan says of being on the Take Action! Tour: "It's an awe inspiring opportunity to be a part of such an empathetic tour and cause. It has endured the years and has remained a staple based on its brilliant fuel: consideration. Knowing that we are able to do what we love and simultaneously lend a helping hand is a beautiful thing. We are beyond thrilled to be a part Take Action!"
A band on the brink of mass crossover appeal, Utah's MEG & DIA is thrilled to be onboard as part of the Take Action! Tour. "All five of us in Meg & Dia are very excited to be part of a tour that supports making ones community a better and more beautiful place," Dia Frampton declares. "Many non-profit organizations get buried and do not receive the attention they deserve. We hope we can help point out the many places people can go, and hopefully will go, to donate time and money for good causes." Meg Frampton adds: "We are so excited to be part of a tour promoting not just one particular organization or charity, but the single notion of how important it is to get out there and "do something" to help out with any part of the world that you feel passionately about and you feel is in need of a helping hand."
Denver's BREATHE CAROLINA, a two-piece band fusing elements of electronica and punk/post hardcore, touring in support of its latest release It's Classy, Not Classic on Rise Records, is also quite aware of the impact the Take Action! Tour has. "I'm very excited to be a part of the Take Action! Tour because it promotes a positive message," notes David Schmitt of Breathe Carolina. "I'm also pumped to make new friends and Cute Is What We Aim For has been a long time favorite of mine and to be able to share the stage with them will be amazing."
Marysville, Michigan natives EVERY AVENUE have taken 2008 by storm with the release of their debut, full length record Shh, Just Go With It, endless touring, and the release of their new music video for, "Think Of You Later (Empty Room)." They are excited to look ahead into 2009 and kick off the year on the Take Action! Tour. "Using music to promote a good cause is something we are honored to be a part of. Take Action! highlights the importance of how little things can make huge impacts," says vocalist Dave Strauchman. "We can't explain how much it means to us to be involved with DoSomething.org. They are a great non-profit organization and the Take Action! Tour is a unique opportunity for bands and fans to come together and move forward to make changes in their community. It goes to show the significance that even one person can have."
Hopeless Records’ ANARBOR hail from Phoenix, Arizona and the early buzz on the band’s recent digital release, The Natural Way, indicates that big things are in store for the pop-rock four-piece. Speaking of their involvement, front man Slade Echeverria explains, "When we first heard that we were going on Take Action tour, we were all so excited to be a part of the amazing line up. The best part of Take Action is the charity aspect. We're so proud to be supporting Sub City and DoSomething.org by playing our music and are honored to be chosen to represent the Hopeless/Sub City family on this tour."
About Hopeless Records and Sub City: Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records is a Southern California independent record label home to breakout artists All Time Low, There For Tomorrow, Anarbor, The Human Abstract, and many more. Throughout the 15 year history of Hopeless Records the label has released over 100 albums and launched the careers of Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice, and Melee. In 1999 Hopeless Records formally started supporting non-profit organizations under the Sub City name with charitable albums, tours, and events. Now itself a registered 501c3 non profit organization, Sub City continues this mission of raising funds and awareness for worthy causes and to date has raised over $1.5 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations.
Tour dates and ticket information for the 2009 Take Action! Tour will be announced shortly along with information about the annual Take Action! compilation
anarbor.net Nov 13th, 2008 THE HUMAN ABSTRACT ON TOUR NOW WITH DIR EN GREY; WILL TOUR OVERSEAS ON THE PROTEST THE HERO UK TOUR THIS WINTER
BAND POSTS ADDITIONAL SONG (“THIS WORLD IS A TOMB”) ON MYSPACE PAGE
SOPHOMORE RELEASE, MIDHEAVEN, IS OUT NOW ON HOPELESS RECORDS
November 13, 2008—The Human Abstract, fresh from completing a U.S. tour with Trivium, and All That Remains is back on the road this time with Japanese metalheads Dir En Grey. The tour, which started last week in Orlando, Florida, wraps its ways around the country before winding down in Englewood, Colorado on December 5.
With shows already selling out on the Dir En Grey tour, The Human Abstract is wowing fans with its powerful 45-minute set complete with light show.
Touring in support of Midheaven, The Human Abstract has found critical praise from several tastemakers.
“The Human Abstract are here to stay, rocking out and showing the scene what a modern metal record should sound like.” Absolute Punk.net
“Many memorable melodies that you will wait for and sing to when playing this album front to back.” Abort Mag
“The songs on Midheaven are epic and cinematic.” Metalsucks.net
For more information on The Human Abstract see www.myspace.com/thehumanabstract.
Catch The Human Abstract & Dir En Grey On Tour:
Nov 14 2008 8:00P
Terminal 5 w/ DIR EN GREY New York, New York
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
Le Medley w/ DIR EN GREY Montreal, Quebec
Nov 16 2008 8:00P
Kool Haus w/ DIR EN GREY Toronto, Ontario
Nov 18 2008 8:00P
Clutch Cargo’s w/ DIR EN GREY Pontiac, Michigan
Nov 19 2008 6:30P
House of Blues- Chicago w/ DIR EN GREY Chicago, Illinois
Nov 20 2008 6:30P
First Avenue w/ DIR EN GREY Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 22 2008 8:00P
The Eagles Club w/ DIR EN GREY Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nov 23 2008 8:00P
Pop’s w/ DIR EN GREY Sauget, Illinois
Nov 25 2008 8:00P
House of Blues- Houston w/ DIR EN GREY Houston, Texas
Nov 26 2008 8:00P
Palladium Ballroom w/ DIR EN GREY Dallas, Texas
Nov 28 2008 8:00P
Marquee Theatre w/ DIR EN GREY Tempe, Arizona
Nov 29 2008 8:00P
Wiltern Theatre w/ DIR EN GREY Los Angeles, California
Nov 30 2008 8:00P
The Warfeild w/ DIR EN GREY San Francisco, California
Dec 2 2008 8:00P
Hawthorne Theatre w/ DIR EN GREY Portland, Oregon
Dec 3 2008 8:00P
Showbox w/ DIR EN GREY Seattle, Washington
Dec 5 2008 8:00P
Gothic Theatre w/ DIR EN GREY Englewood, Colorado Prev 1
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