Respected indie label Victory Records has decided to take advantage of a packed fall release schedule by sending four of its bands out on the road together. The package road trip, entitled "Never Sleep Again Tour," which runs from October 27th to December 11th, will feature headliner Hawthorne Heights with opening bands Silverstein, Bayside and Aiden.
Hawthorne Heights' debut album, The Silence in Black & White, has sold 500,000 copies to date, although the band will head into the studio before the tour starts to quickly begin recording their follow-up.
"Although I have grown quite attached to playing (The Silence in Black & White) songs every night, I absolutely cannot wait to start the recording process," said frontman J.T. Woodruff. "The new songs are Hawthorne Heights songs for sure, but we have defined what HH is to each other over the past year. The songs are more mature, because the road has matured each of us."
The HH boys are sure to get plenty more mature on the upcoming tour, a trip that will feature just two Canadian dates in its extensive itinerary. According to Heights drummer Eron Bucciarelli, the tour is a way of giving back to bands that have helped them in the past as well as fostering Victory's family spirit.
"For us this tour represents a big family reunion," he said in a press release. "Silverstein took us out on our first real tour, it helped us out immensely and we will be forever grateful. We've toured with Bayside a few times before; they are great people and an extremely underrated band. Aiden has unlimited potential and we want to give them the same opportunity that Silverstein provided us."
All three opening bands will have brand new albums out in time for the tour. Silverstein's second album, Discovering the Waterfront, was released last week, Bayside's self-titled album was released this week, while Aiden's debut platter, Nightmare Anatomy, will appear in stores on October 4th.
Never Sleep Again Tour's Canadian dates:
November 30, Toronto, ON - The Docks
December 01, Montreal, QC - Spectrum
Writer: Neil McDonald