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.
By 2002 three other musicians had joined the band and Carrabba was asked to perform on MTV Unplugged and the subsequent live release marked the first time that many of the songs were recorded with a full band. Later that year, the band’s first breakout single “Screaming Infidelities” off of The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Their third studio album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. The band went on to release three more albums (Dusk and Summer, The Shade of Poison Trees, Alter the Ending) over the next six years. To date, Dashboard Confessional has three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar) and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, All My Children, Laguna Beach, NCIS, Cold Case, Clone High) and in
movies (Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2, Made of Honor, Sydney White).
Dashboard Confessional is Chris Carrabba (vocals, guitar), Scott Schoenbeck (bass), Armon Jay (guitar, keys), Ben Homola (drums).
The Tour Dates:
Jul 13: OC Fair & Event Center @ Costa Mesa, CA
Jul 14: Masonic Auditorium @ San Francisco, CA
Jul 15: The Pearl Concert Theater @ Las Vegas, NV
Jul 17: Idaho Botanical Garden @ Boise, ID
Jul 18: Sandy City Amphitheater @ Sandy, UT
Jul 21: Myth @ St. Paul, MN
Jul 22: Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino @ Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 23: The Pageant @ St. Louis, MO
Jul 25: Express Live! @ Columbus, OH
Jul 26: Fillmore Detroit @ Detroit, MI
Jul 29: Tag’s Summer Stage @ Big Flats, NY
Jul 30: Sands Event Center @ Bethlehem, PA
Aug 03: Central Park Summer Stage @ New York, NY
Aug 04: Foxwoods Resort Casino @ Mashantucket, CT
Aug 05: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion @ Gilford, NH
Aug 06: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion @ Boston, MA
Aug 08: Stage AE @ Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 09: Festival Pier @ Philadelphia, PA
Aug 10: Wolf Trap @ Vienna, VA
Aug 12: Ascend Amphitheater @ Nashville, TN
Aug 13: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp. @ Charlotte, NC
Aug 15: Ravinia Festival @ Highland Park, IL
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I don’t have much background on Dashboard Confessional I do like the stuff that I know from AAR and would give this show a chance when it hits my region. I just think that I cannot since I am planning a little vacation around that time. What do you readers think about this band? Is it something you enjoy from time to time? I know its a different sound but occasionally my brain needs to slow down from all the pounding stuff. Okay, that’s all I have for now. Let me know how this one moves you down in the comments below as always.