Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack Announce Co-Headlining US Fall Tour
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Kicking Things off in San Diego, CA on October 14th
Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack announce a co-headlining tour of the US this fall kicking things off at Soma in San Diego, CA on October 14, 2010.
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The month plus trek that ends right before Thanksgiving will include special guests Saves the Day for the entire tour and Valencia and A Great Big Pile of Leaves will split opener responsibilities.
Say Anything will be out in support of their 3rd album release 'Say Anything' - released November 3rd, 2009 on RCA Records and Motion City Soundtrack is hitting the road in support of their 4th studio album and major label debut - My Dinosaur Life - released by Columbia Records on January 19th, 2010.
Say Anything is the critically-acclaimed Los Angeles rock outfit fronted by Max Bemis, with drummer Coby Linder, bassist Alex Kent, guitarists Jake Turner and Jeff Turner, and keyboardist Parker Case.
Their third, self-titled album SAY ANYTHING produced by veteran producer/mixer/engineer Neal Avron, was released in November 2009, and the band embarked on a national tour with sold out shows in nearly every city, performing the album's first single "I Hate Everyone" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Time Out New York declared 'Say Anything' "uncommonly innovative,” while Spin described it as "clever...earnest...lyrical jujitsu." Of their most recent NY show, Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice gushed: "I love this band and feel ridiculous about it. They're still capable of ludicrous, shameless, mega-emo transcendence."
Over the years, Say Anything has toured with such artists as Angels + Airwaves, My Chemical Romance, Manchester Orchestra, Dashboard Confessional, Saves the Day, mewithoutyou, Ben Lee, and on the Warped Tour.
Exploding onto the music scene, Say Anything released their 2004 Doghouse Records debut ...Is A Real Boy, which told the ultimate coming-of-age story in a swirling storm of sex, drugs, angst, and gut-wrenchingly honest rock & roll. In 2005, Say Anything signed with RCA Music Group, which re-released ...Is A Real Boy with a bonus CD entitled ...Was A Real Boy (2006), and their critically-acclaimed sophomore double-disc album In Defense of the Genre soon followed in 2007. For more about Say Anything and tour specifics, visit www.sayanythingmusic.com.
Motion City Soundtrack - Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson and Tony Thaxton - released their Mark Hoppus produced major label debut - My Dinosaur Life - on Columbia Records earlier this year to raves from the media including Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly (A-), Spin, USA Today, and Alternative Press (5 out of 5).
The album debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 and the band performed their first single off the new album - "Her Words Destroyed My Planet" - on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on February 2nd.
They followed the release with sold out headlining tours of the US, Australia, Japan, and UK and just wrapped nearly a month of dates as one of this year's Warped Tour headliners.
The band launched their "Give A Little Help" Campaign mid-July in conjunction with their next single "A Lifeless Ordinary" where fans can post a video about something they've done to help a person, cause, or charity - check out www.motioncitysoundtrack.com for more information.
At the end of the summer Motion City Soundtrack will head to the UK to play Reading and Leeds before returning Stateside to play the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle.
Saves The Day will be on the road in anticipation of their next release - Daybreak - the third part of a trilogy that began with 2006's Sound the Alarm and continued with Under The Boards in 2007. With this final chapter in the trilogy comes positive change, which makes sense for a band that has always had a penchant for evolution since its debut album Can't Slow Down in 1998. Seen as one of the leaders in the scene, Saves The Day continues to influence a generation of fans and the imminent release of the highly-anticipated Daybreak will mark the latest chapter in the seminal band’s career.
Catch Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack when they hit the road with special guests Saves the Day, Valencia and A Great Big Pile of Leaves on October 14th. Confirmed dates below and please check band websites for the most up-to-date information.
2010 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
14th Soma San Diego, CA
15th Avalon Los Angeles, CA
16th House Of Blues Anaheim, CA
17th Regency San Francisco, CA
19th Sodo Seattle, WA
20th Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
22nd Avalon Salt Lake City, UT
23rd Summit Denver, CO
24th Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
26th Pageant St. Louis, MO
27th The Rave Milwaukee, WI
28th First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
30th House Of Blues Chicago, IL
31st House Of Blues Chicago, IL
1st Bogarts Cincinatti, OH
3rd Fillmore Detroit, MI
4th Sound Academy Toronto, ON
5th Starland Sayreville, NJ
6th Lupo's Providence, RI
8th House Of Blues Boston, MA
9th Nokia New York, NY
10th Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
12th Sonar Baltimore, MD
13th Amo's Charlotte, NC
14th Variety Theater Atlanta, GA
16th Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
17th House Of Blues Orlando, FL
19th Palladium Dallas, TX
20th Warehouse Live Houston, TX
21st Stubb's Austin, TX
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