Thursday, September 12, 2013


Tonight Alive's Jenna McDougallEchosmith

Two years ago Australian rock band Tonight Alive arrived on U.S. shores with their explosive debut, What Are You So Scared Of?, which sparked their meteoric rise to one of rock’s most promising new bands.  This month, Tonight Alive returns to make a play for rock’s next breakout band with one of the fall’s most anticipated records, The Other Side, which is available now. 

Now, the Australian rock band just announced their first ever, headlining tour called “The Other Side Tour.” Armed with experience and growth from years of extensive touring and developing their craft, Tonight Alive is ready to take their music to the next level with The Other Side.  The new record showcases the bands vast maturity, skillful musicianship and their knack for catchy, memorable songwriting on twelve massive, genre-bending rock anthems like “Lonely Girl,” "The Ocean," and “Come Home.”

Tonight Alive announces their first US headlining tour.
photo by picksysticks
Tonight Alive will arrive in the U.S. in mid October for a week of warm up dates supporting You Me At Six before kicking off their headlining run in Baltimore on October 23rd.


Los Angeles-based alt-pop quartet Echosmith has since confirmed the announced a fall tour supporting Tonight Alive. The nationwide run kicks off October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and continues through November 23rd in San Diego, CA. For the Foxes and Downtown Fiction are also on the bill.

Echosmith performs at SXSW in Pomona.
photos by picksysticks
The tour will support the release of Echosmith's debut album Talking Dreams, now out October 8th via Warner Bros Records. Echosmith, which consists of Sierota siblings Jamie (vocals/guitar), Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums), recorded Talking Dreams with producer Mike Elizondo (Tegan and Sara, No Doubt, Maroon 5), who signed them to Warner Bros with WBR chairman and fellow producer Rob Cavallo.  Fans can pre-order a limited Deluxe CD version of Talking Dreams via  that includes 14 tracks and an alternate album cover.

Although still newcomers, the band has been receiving effusive early praise. Alternative Press selected them as one of their "100 Bands To Watch in 2013," Seventeen called Sydney's voice "stunning" and MTV recently declared them a "Buzzworthy Obsession." The video for their song "Cool Kids" is currently in rotation at MTVU - watch the clip here: 

Echosmith spent their summer crisscrossing the country on the Vans Warped Tour. Originally slotted for only the first half, Echosmith's overwhelmingly positive crowd response resulted in their being added to the entire run. They rounded out August with a string of Owl City dates, and will be treating LA-area fans to three shows this month. Full tour dates are below.

Tonight Alive Tour Dates Supporting You Me At Six:
Oct 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (w/You Me At Six)
Oct 14 - Detroit, MI - Shelter at St. Andrew’s (w/You Me At Six)
Oct 15 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/You Me At Six)
Oct 17 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club (w/You Me At Six)
Oct 18 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/You Me At Six)
Oct 19 - West Springfield, VA - Empire (w/You Me At Six)

Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts (w/You Me At Six)

Tonight Alive Fall Tour w/Echosmith:
Oct 23 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
Oct 24 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Oct 25 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street Club
Oct 26 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Oct 27 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Oct 29 - Nashville, TN - The End
Oct 30 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
Oct 31 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Nov 1 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Nov 2 - New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Nov 5 - Lansing, MI - The Loft @ Harem Lounge
Nov 7 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Bar
Nov 8 - Minneapolis, MN - The Garage
Nov 9 - Des Moines, IA - The Vaudeville Mews
Nov 10 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre
Nov 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
Nov 13 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov 14 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 15 - Reno, NV - The Alley
Nov 17 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Nov 19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy Theatre
Nov 21 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater

Nov 23 - San Diego, CA - Soma Sidestage