Much has happened since our last update. I don't know why it has been so difficult to write in this thing lately. But I promise that will change very soon. Until then here's an update about everything that has been going on.
Way back in March we did a two week tour with a band called Madball and a band called Reign Supreme. I don't really know what else to say about except for that it was an awesome experience and we wish it had never ended. Sometimes as a band you sit around and think what would be the perfect tour lineup to go out with. It usually consists of one of your favorite established bands you've been listening to for a while and a younger band that you're getting into that will most certainly blow up very soon.
Usually these kinds of tours don't happen, except this time it did and we couldn't have been happier to be apart of it. The shows were crazy fun and just seeing a band like Madball play every night was a treat, and getting to see Reign Supreme for the first time was quite intense. Those dudes are incredibly heavy!
We made some great friends on this tour and we want to thank both those bands for being such good guys and fun tour mates. Also thanks to all the kids who came out and supported us and weren't afraid to sing along for us in a room full of really big dudes!
After the madball tour ended we went home for a week to relax, skate, go to the beach and practice occasionally. We prepared a new setlist and we've been throwing in a couple songs we hadn't been playing before, so keep an eye out for that.
Our journey back on the road started by doing a few dates with our friends Take it Back! and The Red Baron, as well as our new friends Venia and We Still Dream. These shows were tons of fun and we got to try out that new set, which seems to be working like gangbusters! Later on we were lucky enough to play to shows with Energy and Defeater, two bands that blew us away. We were privileged to be able to play with those guys and I definitely suggest checking them out!
This past weekend we played Facedown Fest, something we look forward to playing every year because of the friends, the food, and of course all the fans that come. I think this was the most different Facedown fest for us by far. For one thing our friends xLooking Forwardx weren't there and our dudes in Seventh Star and Means are no longer making music, and they were missed dearly (although I'm sure Drew wasn't thinking about Facedown Fest. He got married this weekend! Congrats dude!) We did make a lot of new friends like the dudes in My Epic and still had so much fun with everyone.
Our set was also cut short for some strange reason. We had played for about 11 minutes when they told us we had one song left, when were allotted a 25 minute set. We played 2 songs anyways and the stage managers were steamed. I don't know why that when the show is dragging late it's usually our set that they decide to cut, but I guess we made the best of it. Maybe it was a sign though, Because let's be honest. Most of those kids were there for IMPENDING DOOM.
This week we start our Cali/ Canada dates with Horizons so please check those out. It's going to be tons of fun!
Apr 7 2009 6:00P
CHINA TOWN YOUTH CENTER w/ Horizons & Rebuilt Fresno, California
Apr 8 2009 7:00P
MASONIC LODGE w/ Horizons and Rebuilt Oakdale, California
Apr 9 2009 6:00P
SUB-MISSION ART SPACE w/ Horizons & Rebuilt San Francisco, California
Apr 10 2009 7:00P
FRIENDS CHURCH w/ Horizons & Rebuilt Citrus Heights, California
Apr 11 2009 6:00P
3RD ST PIZZA w/ Horizons & Rebuilt Mcminnville, Oregon
Apr 12 2009 8:00P
ANTI POVERTY COMMITTEE OFFICE Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 13 2009 7:00P
THE HUBB w/ Horizons Kelowna, British Columbia
Apr 14 2009 7:00P
AVONMORE HALL w/ Grave Maker Edmonton, Alberta
Apr 15 2009 7:00P
THE NEW BLACK ART CENTER w/ Horizons Calgary, Alberta
Apr 16 2009 7:00P
U OF L BALLROOM w/ Horizons Lethbridge, Alberta
Apr 17 2009 7:00P
THE LYRIC w/ Horizons Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Apr 18 2009 7:00P
THE CLUB w/ Horizons Regina, Saskatchewan
Apr 19 2009 7:00P
THE BUNKER w/ Horizons Winkler, Manitoba
Apr 20 2009 7:00P
WAR ON MUSIC w/ Braindead Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 21 2009 7:00P
BLACK PIRATES CLUB Thunder Bay, Ontario
Apr 23 2009 8:00P
TBA Barrie, Ontario
Apr 24 2009 7:00P
THE REVERB Toronto, Ontario
Apr 25 2009 7:00P
THE CHUBBY PICKLE Windsor, Ontario
Apr 26 2009 7:00P
THE POLISH HALL Sarnia, Ontario
Apr 27 2009 7:00P
MOON OVER MARIN London, Ontario
Apr 28 2009 7:00P
SESSIONS AT 73 St. Catharines, Ontario
Apr 29 2009 7:00P
ST PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH Milton, Ontario
Apr 30 2009 7:00P
EMMANUEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Port Perry, Ontario
May 1 2009 8:00P
TBA Montreal, Quebec
May 2 2009 7:00P
ECOLE DE L’ODYSSE Gatineau, Quebec
May 3 2009 7:00P
PETIT PAVILLION AGRICOLLE Rimouski, Quebec
May 4 2009 8:00P
TBA Moncton, New Brunswick
May 5 2009 8:00P
TBA Charlottetown, Prince Edward
May 6 2009 8:00P
TBA Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 7 2009 7:00P
THE PARAMOUNT Moncton, New Brunswick
May 8 2009 7:00P
SALLE SCOUT Victoriaville, Quebec
May 9 2009 7:00P
THE SHARON TEMPL Sharon, Ontario
We love you and probably miss you! See everyone soon!