Do you guys remember how “emo” music was everywhere in the mid-2000s?
You couldn’t go a day without hearing songs from these “satanic” bands who were dressed in skinny jeans and 20 pounds of eyeliner and making your kids depressed.
Well, things have definitely changed in the decade since that “epidemic” took over with a lot of bands shedding not only their looks but also their sounds. But, emo music will never truly die, and three groups are proving that by hitting the road together this year.
On Monday (Jan. 27), Bayside announced plans to embark on a late-spring, early-summer tour with Senses Fail and Hawthorne Heights.
Dubbed the “20 Years of Bad Luck” tour (did you get the “Blame it on Bad Luck” reference?), the outing will find the three bands performing at venues across the United States in May, June, and July. The trek includes stops in cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and more.
The upcoming tour kicks off on May 28 at the Pageant in St. Louis and concludes on July 2 at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.
“We’re so excited to announce our 20 year anniversary tour with Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, and Can’t Swim, and to celebrate this amazing milestone with the fans that have allowed us to exist this long,” the band posted on Twitter.
Pre-sale and VIP tickets are currently available here.
According to the tour’s official poster, Bayside will perform “a career-spanning set,” which means that their setlist could contain tracks from any of their eight studio albums. No word on whether the setlist will change from night to night since they do have such a lengthy discography.
Bayside released their eighth studio album, Interrobang, in October 2019.
As for Senses Fail, frontman Buddy Nielsen hinted that the group’s new album would put to rest the character from their sophomore album Still Searching. According to a post from Nielsen, the band will hit the studio at the end of February to start recording their eighth studio effort.
“Start recording record number 8 at the end of February. So crazy to think this is still I think I get to do,” the vocalist posted on Twitter at the beginning of the month.