May 6, 2013 - Ogden Theatre
Door Time: 5:00 PM

Day: Monday, May 6, 2013
Door Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Ogden Theatre

Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $24
Day Of Show Price: $25
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Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens
LOS ANGELES, CA - (MONDAY, July 21, 2014) — This Fall just got a whole lot better because two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today are headed out on the road together, and Rockstar Energy Drink will present all dates.   Sharing the stage for the first time since their completely sold out “Collide With The Sky” 2012 tour, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil announce a five-month, multi-leg, co-headline world tour - “The World Tour.”  With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the tour will kick off with an 19+ date U.S. trek, launching November 5 at Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater in Fresno, CA.   Beartooth and This Wild Life will support on all of the Fall dates. Check out this special video message from SWS’s Kellin Quin and PTV’s Vic Fuentes.  VIP Packages and limited pre-sale tickets are available now at www.theworldtour.info.  Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, July 26 at 10AM local time.
 
 
Said PTV’s Vic Fuentes, "Our fans inspired us to create this tour, so that makes it extra special, and very meaningful for us.  Doing a world tour is something that not a lot of bands get to do in a lifetime, so we plan on making these shows the best we've ever done.  We can't wait to see you all there!"
 
“It’s been awhile since either Sleeping with Sirens or Pierce The Veil have toured, and I think it’s truly special to travel the world together,” said SWS’s Kellin Quinn.  "So to do a tour this long that hits so many countries?  What more could you ask for?  It’ll be insane, so don’t miss out!”

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All Time Low
All Time LowAll Time Low has emerged as one of the most popular new bands in recent memory, beloved by an increasingly fervent fan following for their fast-paced and fizzy brand of pop-punk. Now, with the hugely anticipated “NOTHING PERSONAL,” the Maryland-based band has exceeded all expectations with a collection of effervescent new songs, marked by unstoppable hookiness and a newly discovered knack for exploration and invention. Where other bands might have played it safe by rehashing established hits, All Time Low instead opted to push the envelope by collaborating with a veritable who’s-who of producers, each with their own unique sonic stamp. Unified by singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth’s clever lyricism, songs like “Weightless” and “Therapy” are marked by a range of diverse musical approaches, all the while retaining the patented All Time Low energy and enthusiasm.

“This record was less about doing what the bands we grew up listening to did,” Gaskarth says. “It was more about knowing what we do, developing that sound, but also stemming out, trying new things, and exploring other veins.”

Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, drummer Rian Dawson, and bassist Zack Merrick first got together while attending high school in the suburbs of Maryland. In 2005, the band released its debut album, “THE PARTY SCENE,” the success of which led to their signing with Hopeless. The “PUT UP OR SHUT UP” EP arrived in the summer of 2006, mere weeks after the band members’ high school graduation. “SO WRONG, IT’S RIGHT” followed in 2007. Fit to burst with overwhelming singles like “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Poppin’ Champagne,” the Matt Squire-produced collection scored major MTV rotation, instantly placing ATL at the forefront of modern pop-punk. The band further sealed its status by touring nearly non-stop, with highlights including multiple Vans Warped Tours, co-headlining the AP Tour 2008, and a series of their own sold-out headline tours, both here and abroad. In December 2008, All Time Low were named “Band of the Year” by Alternative Press, a remarkable achievement that even now feels like something out of a dream.

“It’s still all catching up with us,” Gaskarth says. “It was a sort of seamless transition from being nobody to being a band that people wanted to go see. It happens so quickly that you almost don’t realize that it’s happening, it just becomes a blur. Then when you get home and suddenly you’re being recognized in the mall, it takes you aback, because it’s just not something you’ve come to expect.”
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MAYDAY PARADE
MAYDAY PARADE

Every kid wonders what's in the closet when the lights go out at night. It's not about being genuinely afraid of anything either. Rather, it's the youthful wonder surrounding the unknown. What's behind the door? What's up ahead on the horizon for me? What will I be when I grow up? For Mayday Parade, their fourth full-length album for Fearless Records the aptly titled, Monsters In The Closet, answers some of those questions, while raising a few more with a smile. The Florida quintet knows its identity, but it's got more excitement for the future—and with very good reason.
 
In early 2013, the band—Derek Sanders [vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar], Jeremy Lenzo [bass, vocals], Alex Garcia [lead guitar], Jake Bundrick [drums, vocals], and Brooks Betts [rhythm guitar]—rented a beach house in Panacea, FL. For a month, they simply wrote songs without any distractions. Emerging from the creative exile, they hit the studio with friends and producers Kenneth Mount and Zack Odem with a clear and cohesive vision for album number four.
 
"Monsters In The Closet is a little bit of everything we love about Mayday Parade and more," declares Derek. "We try to expand our sound a little more outside with box with each record as we mature as a unit and become more comfortable in the studio. We didn't do anything drastically different. We know what works and what doesn't work, and we enjoy the freedom to make music that want to hear. I'm proud to say that this is my favorite record we've done."
 
That sentiment will undoubtedly carry over to the group's fervent fan base. These five musicians have honed their patented style with a distinct pop punch and a whole lot of real rock energy. It's simultaneously catchy and kinetic, evincing evolution in the songwriting department. You can hear it loud and clear on the unshakable first single.
 
Derek goes on, "I started writing some of the songs on this album years ago, so they are very close to my heart. It's wonderful to have ideas that evolve through each stop of the process. Most of the songs are about love and life, growing up, and all of the things we've learned along the way."
 
Mayday Parade has certainly come a long way since their landmark 2007 debut, A Lesson In Romantics. Most importantly, that growth shines through in the shimmering and soaring hooks, which abound across the offering's twelve tracks.
 
"When we recorded A Lesson In Romantics, we had only been a band for a little over a year," the frontman admits. "We've obviously experienced so much. I've known some of the guys in the band for over half of my life. We grew up playing together and appreciate the opportunity to do what we do. We try to work harder than anyone to keep our dream alive. Playing all over the word has not only helped us become better friends, but better musicians as well. Our second album, Anywhere But Here, was a key experience for us. We tried a lot of new things and they didn't necessarily work out as we had hoped. Recording that album showed us we could trust ourselves more and go with what we feel."
 
When Mayday Parade does what comes naturally, sparks always fly. A Lesson In Romantics debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseeker's Chart, holding a chart position for seventy weeks and laying the framework for the band's path to success. To date, their album sales exceed 600,000, while track sales surpass 3,000,000. Their self-titled third offering entered the Billboard Top 200 at #12 in 2011, and the band covered Alternative Press. They've been a standout on the Punk Goes… series and have crisscrossed the world on countless tours.
 
Now, these Monsters are loose, and Mayday Parade stand poised for the biggest and brightest chapter yet. "We want everyone to enjoy these songs as much as we do," concludes Derek. "It means a lot to us, and I know it will mean a lot to some people as well. We've been inspired by so many fans we've met. This is just as much for them as it is for ourselves. We're not stopping anytime soon either. We're on this ride together."
 


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YOU ME AT SIX
YOU ME AT SIXA little more than one year after the release of the group’s debut album, Take Off Your Colours – a collection that propelled its creators into the UK Top 30 (number 25) and onto concert stages the world over – England’s You Me At Six return with Hold Me Down, their second full-length LP.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the music we’ve recorded,” says Josh Franceschi, the band’s frontman. “We wanted to strike while the iron was hot. Obviously over the past 18 months or so we’ve had some momentum behind us, and we wanted to capitalize on that, to build on it. A lot of bands take two years off [between albums], but what the hell is the use of that?”

The momentum of which Franceschi speaks rose to a boil with the release of Take Off Your Colours, unveiled to the public in the autumn of 2008. But even prior to the release of this debut set, these Surrey boys had already begun to make waves. The group had supported Angels And Airwaves (the outfit formed by Blink 182 mainman Tom DeLonge) at London’s now demolished Astoria theatre. Without a debut album to their name, the young group also toured with Charlie Simpson’s Fightstar and American pop-punkers New Found Glory, to name but two.

Once Take Off Your Colours was finally released its creators slid further through the gears. First of all, they were able to sell-out Westminster’s 2,000 capacity Astoria theatre under their own steam. As if to prove this was no fluke, they then bettered this achievement with a sold-out headline performance at the 3,200 capacity Roundhouse in London’s famous Camden Town. YMAS also toured Europe under the wing of American teen idols Fall Out Boy and, separately, Paramore. In the United Kingdom YMAS appeared as part of the Download, T In The Park and Give It A Name Festivals; while in the United States and Canada the quintet toured as part of the Vans Warped Tour package and subsequently as one of the five groups that made up Alternative Press magazine’s AP Fall Ball Tour.

You Me At Six also accompanied Paramore on last year's European winter arena tour, which visited such venues as the world famous Wembley Arena, among others.

“It really has been an amazing time,” says Franceschi. “One minute we’re practicing in our rehearsal place in Leatherhead, and the next minute we’re onstage in Salt Lake City or somewhere. But nothing will sharpen a band up more than touring and working together. You can practice all you like, but there’s no substitute for real experience… of getting your hands dirty.”

Recorded before the clocks called time on British Summer Time – and, as with its predecessor, produced by John Mitchell and Matt O’Grady - Hold Me Down is the sound of a band who are proud to have learned their trade the old-fashioned way – with long haul travel in diesel vans and overcrowded buses; cheap food eaten at lonely hours and two-or-three-to-a-room in budget motels on the outskirts of sketchy cities. The band’s willingness to put in a shift shouldn’t be a surprise. Even in their earliest incarnation the members of You Me At Six – at the time aged no more than 15 - were willing to transport themselves and their instruments halfway across the UK on Happy Shopper buses and Network Rail in order to play a show they’d arranged with someone on MySpace.

But at some point between the recording of their first album and the release of their second, You Me At Six have gone from a hobby to vocation. And it shows.

“I know I’m expected to say this, but I can’t believe how strong Hold Me Down is,” says Franceschi. How so? “The fact that we play so much better now is obviously a result of the sheer amount of touring we’ve done. Such a heavy workload means that we’ve got to know each other really well, which infuses the music. If you’re all sharing the lounge of a tour bus on the kind of drives that go on all night – well, let’s say that you make friends with those people, or you get out. And I mean friends. When you’re out in the American Midwest for weeks on end, or in a van riding through the Canadian Rockies, there’s nowhere you can escape to.”

Both in terms of musical finesse and lyrical moxie, Hold Me Down is a stellar stride forward for You Me At Six. The words that can be seen shining back from songs such as Underdog – the verse to which warns of a feeling “that comes and goes like the strength in your bones”, but “to put your mind at rest/I’ll never let the two of us be friends.” Or in Contagious Chemistry where Josh Franceschi warns his “Dearest Enemy,” to, please, never “smother me/I swear that I need some room to breathe/ what with you all up, down and all over me/you’re not a name just a face/it’s contagious.”

To go with such foreboding and resolute sentiments, Hold Me Down is also fortified by the marriage of both the blueprints of classic songwriting – any of these 12 compositions could be distilled into its purest form of one acoustic guitar and one singing voice – with a band who whip and lash like a bed full of firecrackers. Noisy when they choose to be, tender when the occasion demands, usually infectious, You Me At Six are a surplus of energy and motion. Their music is a collection of songs in the key of life.

“Bands these days come and go so quickly,” says Josh Franceschi. “It’s terrifying. But we don’t want to be like that. We want to last, and I believe that we will last, and that we have what it takes. I think listeners will be surprised by Hold Me Down. Some of the kinds of preconceptions some people have about what we’re really about are wide off the mark, and I’m looking forward to putting that right. How are we going to do that? We’re going to do it by working hard: by getting into people’s faces and not going away.”
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