Who: Candy Hearts, Fireworks, We Are The In Crowd, New Found Glory
What: Glamour Kills Tour
When & Where: 10/14/14, Rams Head Live; Baltimore, MD
By: Caitlyn Willard
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New Music Video:
Run, Brother, Run | Fireworks
New Music Video:
Ready and Willing | New Found Glory
This track is off the bands upcoming album, Resurrection, to be released October 7th via Hopeless Records. For more info on the new album, click here. New Found Glory also just kicked off the Glamour Kills Tour with We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks. For more info on the tour, click here.
The 5th Annual Glamour Kills Tour will be hitting the road this fall featuring New Found Glory in support of their upcoming album, Resurrection. The tour also features We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks!! On select dates you can catch Candy Hearts, Red City Radio, and Better Off, as well.
Various Resurrection pre-order bundles, which include items such as the CD, vinyl, poster, t-shirt, and pre-sale GA ticket and VIP soundcheck for the Glamour Kills tour, are all available for pre-order now here!
Tour dates can be found below!
10.3 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10.4 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10.5 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10.7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10.9 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10.10 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10.11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10.12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10.14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10.16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10.17 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10.18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10.19 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10.21 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10.22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10.23 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10.24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10.26 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10.28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
10.30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10.31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
11.1 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11.2 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11.4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
11.5 – Portland, OR @ Hawthrone Theater
11.7 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
11.8 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Recently back from the short hiatus they took after their 2011 album, Detroit-based band Fireworks has released their newest work of musical art, Oh, Common Life. No doubt a shout out to the normal lives they led for a few years, Oh, Common Life gets two thumbs-up from me.
Fans of New Found Glory or Fall Out Boy will appreciate music by Fireworks, whose vocalist David Mackinder sounds like a mix of FOB’s Patrick Stump with that of NFG’s Jordan Pundik. With catchy beats and melodies to match, Oh, Common Life is sure to keep you listening again and again. Each track on this 11-song album stays true to the band’s sound but no two songs are the same. Although the album is said to be incredibly personal, full of reflection and melancholy after the death of Mackinder’s father in 2011, I believe there is only one slower, sad-sounding song on the album to reflect this – in the form of “One More Creature Dizzy With Love.” The rest of the Oh, Common Life seems to feel surprisingly more upbeat than expected, though their lyrics share the secrets behind the songs (as lyrics always do).
Each song has the potential to be an instant favorite, so much so that I couldn’t even decide on one favorite myself. The way that Mackinder’s vocals mix effortlessly with the tunes from his bandmates makes for easy listening and an album worth returning to on a regular basis.
Time Length: ~37 minutes
Release Date: March 25, 2014
1. “Glowing Crosses”
2. “Bed Sores”
3. “The Back Window’s Down”
4. “Flies on Tape”
6. “Play God Only Knows At My Funeral”
7. “One More Creature Dizzy With Love”
8. “The Only Thing That Haunts This House Is Me”
9. “The Sound of Young America”
10. “Run, Brother, Run”
11. “The Hotbed of Life
David Mackinder (vocals),
Brett Jones (lead guitar),
Chris Mojan (guitar),
Kyle O’Neil (bass),
Adam Mercer (keyboard)
Written by: Rachel Policano
Sometimes, a tour can need a few shows before it really picks up steam. Other times, it can hit the ground running and not look back.
If it hadn’t been mentioned a handful of times throughout the night, nobody in the crowd would have guessed that tonight was the first performance on the Greatest Generation Tour. And the night needed no assistance in regards to steam, turning a below-freezing night outside into a sweat-soaked circle pit.
Modern Baseball opened the night at around 6:30, drawing in a lot of fan interaction and earning a later mention from Dan Campbell, saying that they remind him of The Wonder Years when they were that age.
After a quick set, around a half-hour or so, Citizen took over, bringing a heavier brand of a hardcore/punk mix with them. Their crowd was active and relentless, and the buzz throughout the venue stuck from that point on.
Fireworks took the stage, and with them came a sense that, if The Wonder Years ever had to miss a show, these guys could seamlessly step into the role as headliner. As the lights dropped just before their entrance, the venue erupted with applause and “FI-RE-WORKS” chants.
But, and no offense meant to them, there’s a reason these three were openers. The stage went dark, a stream of spotlight hit Campbell’s face, and he lead into “There, There,” a fitting introductory song not only because it begins The Greatest Generation, but its gentle start quickly rips into “Passing Through A Screen Door.” The audience’s intensity was instant, causing the venue’s security to clear the photo pit midway through the second song rather than after three entire tracks.
About half of The Greatest Generation was performed, as well as other staples like “Melrose Diner,” “Woke Up Older,” and “Local Man Ruins Everything.” The band took advantage of their newly-restored headlining role (after spending the fall as an opener for A Day to Remember, Pierce the Veil, and All Time Low) to reach back into their catalog for a rare b-side, “Me Vs. the Highway.”
The emotion that made The Greatest Generation so memorable translated brilliantly to the live performance. Following the quick, aggressive “Dynamite Shovel,” the lights fell again and Campbell knelt down on a monitor. “There are certain things that you can’t change about yourself,” he said, “and there are certain things that you don’t want to change. But these are the things that make you who you are.” He paused and the audience silently waited. “This is a song about the devil in my bloodstream.” While Campbell sang, his voice was nearly entirely drowned out by the crowd singing back to him.
The band closed with “Came Out Swinging,” sending the crowd into a last-effort frenzy. They took a quick recess from the stage, returning with “I Just Want to Sell Out My Funeral” as their grand finale. The seven-minute closer left every person there with their arms raised, shouting and regaining their breath as the music faded out and the lights came back on.
I always expect something special from The Wonder Years. But even with that those high expectations, I’m still a little surprised that tonight was the first night of this tour. All four bands on the bill captured the audience’s attention throughout their time onstage, and the focus grew stronger with each group. Seeing how great the tour was on its first night, I can only imagine how it’s going to be by the time it closes.
Passing Through A Screen Door
Local Man Ruins Everything
Woke Up Older
Me Vs. the Highway
A Raindance in Traffic
Everything I Own Fits in this Backpack
The Devil in my Bloodstream
Cul de Sac
Don’t Let Me Cave In
Washington Square Park
Came Out Swinging
I Just Want to Sell Out My Funeral
Written and photos by: Eric Riley
On Valentine’s Day we heard Glowing Crosses, the first single from Michigan pop-punks Fireworks’ new Oh, Common Life. The second, Flies On Tape, premieres
Off the band’s upcoming album, “Oh Common Life”, out March 25th!
Catch them on tour with The Wonder Years which kicks off tonight!
Detroit rock act Fireworks show off a new edge on the opener from their upcoming album, ‘Oh, Common Life.’
Check out the song off the bands upcoming album, to be released March 25th!
Arrows | Fireworks(@wearefireworks)