The fine folks over at Live Nation have just announced a massive Emo-themed festival that will take place in October in Las Vegas. It also features more bands than you can shake a stick at but why would you do that to some talented musicians anyway. Here is their brief press copy along with the poster. I’ve taken the time to type up the whole list for you in case the poster is a little hard to see on the website.
The Press Release:
Festival to feature epic lineup of emo and rock artists from the past two decades, including My Chemical Romance, Paramore, A Day To Remember, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Avril Lavigne, Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, The All American Rejects and dozens more. Special presale starts Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 am PT for fans who sign up for early access to passes online at whenwewereyoungfestival.com (linked below) Continue reading Live Nation Announces “When We Were Young” Festival In October→
While this one isn’t the most “METAL” of concert tour announcements, when it comes from a press angle you have known for a decade you lend a little hand. That said, here is the Summer skinny from the guys in Dashboard Confessional. Dig in.
The Press Release:
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL will be hitting the road once again this summer on a cross-country trek. In tow will be All American Rejects and The Maine. In addition, The Social Animals will be tagging along for a week of dates. The tour kicks off at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on July 13^th and will conclude on August 15^th in Highland Park, IL (dates below).
Fan presale begins on May 10^th at 10am local time and public on sale kicks off on May 12^th at 10am local time. Fans can snag tickets early by entering the code DCAAR. In addition, Dashboard Confessional has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences on tour. Both levels of VIP feature a private performance and Q&A with Dashboard Confessional and a custom tour lithograph signed by Chris Carrabba. Top tier packages include a photo opportunity with Chris Carrabba backstage. View full package details HERE:
After the release of his debut album 2000’s Swiss Army Romance, Dashboard Confessional, the solo moniker for Chris Carrabba gained the loyalty of fans through his honest heartfelt lyrics. The following year, Carrabba entered the studio to record The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. As a result of the sudden success of his second solo effort, Dashboard Confessional exploded and was everywhere from MTV to VH1 to MTV2 to magazine covers (Spin, Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic). Fans even copied Carrabba’s style down to his haircut. Continue reading Dashboard Confessional Announces Summer Headline Tour→