Acceptance Hits the Road For Summer Tour
Band's Hot New Modern Rock Single, 'Different,' Scheduled as iTunes 'Download Of The Week' Beginning May 31
Acceptance -- the alternative pop/rock band from Seattle that's been identified as one of AOL Music's New Breakers, a "Band To Watch" (Alternative Press) and a "Next Big Thing" (Spin) -- will hit the road beginning in late March for a series of tour dates including club shows with Anberlin and Saosin and festival performances on bills including George Clinton and labelmates the Offspring (see full itinerary following).
News of the Acceptance tour comes as the band's new single, "Different," a compelling ode to the shifting complexities of identity in a media-saturated culture, is #25 on the Modern Rock radio charts this week. The song, the first single from the band's recently-released major label debut album, Phantoms, is slated as iTunes "Download Of The Week" beginning May 31.
Phantoms was recorded in June and July, 2004, at Compound Studios in Seattle, Washington with Aaron Sprinkle (MxPx, Pedro The Lion, Anberlin), an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right, handling production. Sprinkle first worked with Acceptance on the group's 2003 indie release on The Militia Group label, Black Lines to Battlefields, which was featured on MTV's "You Hear It First."
Acceptance is: Kaylan Cloyd (guitar), Christian McAlhaney (guitar), Nick Radovanovic (drums), Jason Vena (vocals), and Ryan Zwiefelhofer (bass). Formed in Seattle in 1998, the group released an indie EP, Lost For Words, in 1999, and caught the ear of Columbia Records A&R executive (and iconic former host of MTV's pioneering "120 Minutes") Matt Pinfield with a five-song demo (that would later form the core of Black Lines to Battlefields). Acceptance became one of the most popular bands on MP3.com, continually minting new fans with an irresistible combination of punk, hard rock, and hook-packed pop.
Over the course of the band's burgeoning career, Acceptance has toured extensively, crafting a flawless live show while sharing bills with artists like Brand New, Yellowcard, Fallout Boy, One Line Drawing, and the group's Columbia labelmates Coheed & Cambria, among others.
The Acceptance song, "Permanent," has been featured in an ATV3 national television campaign while music from Acceptance can be heard in the upcoming video games "NFL Streets 2," "Sims Interactive," "MVP Baseball 2005," and "MLB 6," among others.
Acceptance Tour Dates May 28 Evanston, IL Northwestern University June 2 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits June 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory June 5 Orlando, FL The Social June 6 Orlando, FL The Social June 8 Austin, TX Emo's June 9 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary June 10 Oklahoma City, OK The Green Door June 11 Louisville, KY Dew Action Sports Tour (Opening For The Offspring) June 12 St. Petersburg, FL Janus Landing June 13 Tucson, AZ Skrappy's June 14 Las Vegas, NV Roadhouse Casino June 16 Los Angeles, CA El Rey June 18 San Diego, CA Soma June 19 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues June 21 San Francisco, CA Slim's June 22 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk June 23 Portland, OR Meow Meow June 24 Seattle, WA El Corazon June 27 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound June 28 Denver, CO Rock Island June 29 Kansas City, MO El Torreon June 30 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom July 1 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl July 2 Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion July 3 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall http://www.acceptancerock.com/ http://www.columbiarecords.com/
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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