The Spill Canvas have been on a tour frenzy, recently playing a near sold-out East Coast headliner and direct support for Motion City Soundtrack’s farewell tour. And guess what? They aren’t stopping just yet. The Spill Canvas have recently announced Requestour, a fall west coast tour where fans can vote for which songs they want to hear each night on the set list (personally requesting “Lullaby”). This will be the band’s last tour before they take a break to write their first album in four years.
Pinelands Music Festival
New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ
August 15th, 2015
The lineup was pretty solid, featuring big names such as The Early November, The Spill Canvas, Hellogoodbye, X Ambassadors, and Jukebox the Ghost among others. A-
Each stage at Pinelands (a total of three) was so far away from each other all of the crowds seemed to be dispersed evenly though-out. The one crowd that stood out to me the most was The Spill Canvas. Being the ten year anniversary of “One Fell Swoop,” fans near and far flocked to their set to hear the album in its entirety. B
The area was really clean, even with the lack of garbage cans. Then you have the stage layout which was really nice with two main stages about 200 feet away from each other, and a third stage on the other side of the grounds. Sets were alternated allowing for no overlapping, which was a bonus. B
It was a bright sunny day down in the Pinelands. Downside, it was way too dry and humid. B
I noticed there were no charging stations at the festival, unless you had VIP, which was unfortunate for those who needed it. There were two areas filled with porta- potties on both sides and all the food at the festival was supplied by different food trucks. Covering a wide variety of foodie meals, I myself had the Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese. A
All in all, it’s really hard to judge a festival during its first year because there is still plenty of bugs they need to work out. To some people that is expected and to others it is not. Although there was a bit of delay on the main stage, it definitely wasn’t enough to stop me from coming back. B
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of their 2005 album, One Fell Swoop, The Spill Canvas will be hitting the road and performing the album in its entirety. The tour, which kicks off on August 5th in Denver and wraps on August 23rd in Boston, will include direct support from The Press War. You can download an acoustic version of The Press War’s single, “I’m So Bored With Us,” exclusively on their soundcloud here!
When talking about the tour, The Spill Canvas’ lead singer Nick Thomas says, “It’s so unbelievable to me that ten years later, we’re still able to call this dream we had our jobs. We’re grateful and honored to be able to play our fans an album front to back that means just as much to us as it does to many of you. It’s been such a long time since we’ve played some of these songs, and even longer for the few we’ve never even played live before. We’re beyond excited to get back out on the road, and hope to see you at a show.”
Below you can find the full list of tour dates!
8.5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 8.7 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s 8.8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre 8.12 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar 8.14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) 8.15 – Pinelands Music Festival in Millville, NJ 8.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar 8.18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 8.19 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 8.20 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement 8.22 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe 8.23 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)