Acceptance Back on the Road Opening for Yellowcard Beginning October 24 in Austin

Headline Dates Follow in December


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 be back on the road beginning in late October to open a series of tour dates for Yellowcard. Acceptance will play a pair of headline dates in early December (see full itinerary following). The Acceptance/Yellowcard dates are Acceptance's first since the group's highly successful headlining "Take Cover" tour earlier this year.

Phantoms, the new Acceptance album reached #3 on the Heatseekers Album Sales chart the week of May 1, 2005.

The band's current single, "Different," a compelling ode to the shifting complexities of identity in a media-saturated culture, reached #25 on the Modern Rock radio charts and was an iTunes "Download Of The Week" earlier this year.

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, 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 several popular video games including "NFL Streets 2," "Sims Interactive," "MVP Baseball 2005," and "MLB 6," among others.

   Acceptance/Yellowcard Tour Dates:

   October 24      Austin, TX            Emo's
   October 27      Atlanta, GA           Roxy Theater
   October 28      Clemson, SC           Clemson University/Littlejohn
   October 29      Orlando, FL           Church Street Market
   October 31      St. Petersburg, FL    State Theater
   November 1      Ft. Lauderdale, FL    Culture Room
   November 2      Daytona Beach, FL     Fuel
   November 4      Richmond, VA          University of Richmond/Richmond
   November 6      Towson, MD            The Recher Theater
   November 7      Lancaster, PA         Chameleon Club
   November 8      Scranton, PA          Tinks
   November 9      Asbury Park, NJ       The Stone Pony
   November 11     Hamden, CT            Quinnipiac College Gym
   November 13     Millville, PA         Mr. Smalls
   November 14     Grand Rapids, MI      The Intersection
   November 15     Cincinnati, OH        20th Century Theater
   November 17     Marshall, MN          Southwest State University
   November 18     Cedar Falls, IA       Maucker Union Ballroom
   November 19     St. Louis, MO         St. Louis University
   November 21     Lawrence, KS          Granada Theater
   November 22     Boulder, CO           Fox Theater
   November 25     Portland, OR          The Loveland
   November 26     Seattle, WA           Neumos

  Acceptance headlining dates:

   December 1      Cedar Rapids, IA      Coe College/Sinclair Auditorium
   December 2      Indianapolis, IN      Legends of Notre Dame

SOURCE: Columbia Records

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