Hawthorne Heights to play sophomore album in full during upcoming tour

It hard to believe that it’s been ten years ago since Hawthorne Heights released their sophomore album, If Only You Were Only. For those who grew up during the heyday of the “emo scene,” it was one of the records that was constantly on a loop giving us songs like “Saying Sorry,” “This is Who We Are,” and “Pens and Needles.” Since the record’s release in 2006, the band’s popularity has tapered off, but the group never cared and kept on producing new music.

Last week, the Ohio-founded band announced plans to hit the road in the fall to celebrate the album’s ten-year anniversary. On Wednesday (Aug. 24), the band further confirmed that the upcoming tour will find the band performing the album in full during the 21-day tour. As previously announced, “If Only You Were Lonely Ten-Year Anniversary Tour” is set to begin on Oct. 7 at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH and wrap up less than a month later on Oct. 29 at Big Shots in Valparaiso, IN.

Tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website. For those who are still dedicated Hawthorne Heights fans, the group is offering VIP upgrades for most shows. For more information about the VIP packages, tour dates, and other Hawthorne Heights-centric things, head on over to the band’s website here while the complete list of stop can be seen below.

IF ONLY YOU WERE LONELY TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

Oct. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Oct. 8 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Oct. 9 – Millville, NJ @ Cumberland County Fairgrounds @ Pinelands Music Festival
Oct. 10 – Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
Oct. 11 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Oct. 12 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Oct. 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Limes Live
Oct. 14 – Ocala, FL @ Colosseum Nightclub
Oct. 15 – Margate, FL @ O’Malleys Sports Bar
Oct. 16 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Oct. 18 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
Oct. 19 – Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
Oct. 20 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Various Venues @ So What?! Music Festival
Oct. 23 – Little Rock, AK @ Revolution Music Room
Oct. 24 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
Oct. 25 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
Oct. 26 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa
Oct. 27 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse
Oct. 28 – Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon
Oct. 29 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots

The Killers to celebrate ‘Sam’s Town’ ten-year anniversary

The Killers’ sophomore effort, Sam’s Town, is turning ten this year, and in honor of its momentous occasion, the group has revealed some big plans to celebrate. On Monday (Aug.1 ), the Las Vegas-based band announced that they will be reissuing Sam’s Town on vinyl this fall. The vinyl reissue will feature two tracks not on the original release; a demo of “Peace of Mind” and “Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys Stars Are Blazing Mix).” The band will release a limit amount of copies (5,016 to be exact) which will include a coffee table-style booklet.

In addition to the reissue of the album, the band has also announced a two-day “Decennial Extravaganza” which will take place at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The weekend will include performances by The Killers on Friday and Saturday night as well as a tour of iconic Killers-related locations in Las Vegas.

Tickets for The Killers’ fan club will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PST. General tickets will then go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. PST. All profits from the event will go to support local Las Vegas charities for the homeless as well as addiction recovery.

Back in May, the four-piece announced that longtime bassist Mark Stoermer would no longer join the group on tour. Since all the celebration is set to take place in Las Vegas, there’s a huge possibility that the bassist will be present for both festive days.