Escape The Fate & Slaves Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Though the date on the press release I received was marked as being from the end of June, today is the first time I am seeing it and that makes me hope that its all news to you as well since I’m sharing it in our Tours and Festivals area. Let’s take a look shall we?

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The Press Release:
Today, veteran scene rockers Escape the Fate and Slaves have announced the Beautiful Human Tour. This 31-date co-headlining tour will also feature Famous Last Words, Picturesque and Set To Stun as support across North America.

“The boys and I are very excited to share the road with these amazing bands – including Slaves. I have known Jonny for a long time and we haven’t had the chance to tour together for over a decade!” says Escape The Fate vocalist Craig Mabbitt, “I can’t wait to share our new record with our fans with a full set. Do NOT miss this one”

Slaves frontman Jonny Craig adds, “I’m super excited to tour with Craig and Escape The Fate. After many years of following each other around on the road, it’s going to be great to tour together.”

Consisting of lead vocalist Craig Mabbitt, Kevin Thrasher (guitar), TJ Bell (bass) and Robert Ortiz (drums), Escape the Fate released their sixth studio album, I Am Human in March via Better Noise Records, featuring the latest single “I Am Human” and rising hit single “Broken Heart”, which is currently at #15 on the Active Rock radio chart with over seven million streams. The official music video for the track has garnered over four million views on Youtube since its release. Shortly after the album’s release, the band hit the road with labelmates Papa Roach and Nothing More following the album’s release, playing to sold out crowds across North America.

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I Am Human sees the band at their most raw, real, and relatable. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Adam Lambert], this record sees an evolution of Escape the Fate’s sound that brings the band back to the excitement of their roots. “We’re getting older, and we’re changing so our music should change with us,” singer Craig Mabbitt says. “At the same time, we rediscovered what made us who we are; I felt like I was 17-years-old again. I haven’t been this excited to release something since I first joined the band and we put out This War Is Ours.” With I Am Human, Escape The Fate transmit a raw, real, and relatable narrative through airtight songcraft, lyrical honesty, and stadium-worthy delivery indicative of a shared human experience.

Formed in Sacramento, California, Slaves is an American post-hardcore group consisting of lead vocalist Jonny Craig (formerly of Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance), Colin Vieira of Musical Charis (bass), guitarist Weston Richmond, and new additions Felipe Sanchez, and Zack Baker.

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“When moving forward with finding permanent members for this band, we weren’t only looking for people with the skill set, we were also looking for people with drive and personality,” explains bassist Colin Vierira, “Felipe is a good friend of mine that I’ve grown up with, he is an amazing guitar player and an equally amazing human. Zack, we met through touring while he was playing with DayShell. We knew he was an amazing drummer, but it wasn’t until we took him on tour with us for the first time that we knew how well we all clicked.”

Slaves’ third studio record, Beautiful Death was released earlier this year via The Orchard and SBG Records. The album features the lead track “I’d Rather See Your Star Explode”, followed by singles “The Pact”, “True Colors” and “Patience Is The Virtue”.

The Beautiful Human tour kicks off September 6th and runs through October 14th in cities across North America. All tour dates listed below. For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit and

The Tour Dates:
Sept 6 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept 7 – Ponoma, CA – The Glasshouse
Sept 8 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
Sept 9 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Sept 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Sept 12 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Sept 13 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
Sept 14 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
Sept 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at Intersection
Sept 16 – Joilet, IL – The Forge
Sept 18 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
Sept 19 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
Sept 20 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
Sept 21 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
Sept 22 – Quebec, QC – Salle Multi
Sept 23, 2018 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Sept 24 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
Sept 26 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
Sept 27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas Live
Sept 28 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel Concert Lounge
Sept 29 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Sept 30 – Spartansburg, SC – Ground Zero
Oct 3, 2018 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
Oct 4– Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Oct 5 – Miami, FL – The Ground at Club Space
Oct 6 – Birimingham, AL – Workplay Theatre
Oct 7 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Oct 8 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at the House of Blues
Oct 10 – Laredo, TX – Ethos Live
Oct 11 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Oct 12 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
Oct 14 – San Diego,CA – Soma

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I’m not up to speed on most of the bands on this touring package but I have seen ETF a couple of times for sure. The rest I cannot recall unless it was during a festival that is not coming back to me all that clearly. I am still trying to have the coffee do its thing for me this morning and so far it isn’t LOL. With my lack of background on the groups, I am a little sad that this one isn’t coming around our region since I would surely be interested in seeing what everyone was about. What about you folks? Does this one appeal to you or not so much? You can let me know either way down in the comments section below. Stay tuned for more stuff since a lot more is coming this week.

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