Motion City Soundtrack Announce ‘Commit This to Memory’ Tenth Anniversary Tour

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Fans of Motion City Soundtrack should have known something was brewing when the band’s official Twitter account tweeted out a message that simply read, “Fact. Commit This to Memory will be 10 years old this coming new year (2015).”

If an upcoming tenth anniversary tour was the first thing to come to mind, then you would have been right because the band have now announced plans to hit the road in early 2015 in support of their sophomore album.

The Commit This to Memory tenth anniversary tour will begin on January 17, 2015 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. After visiting majority of the United States, the tour will then wrap up on February 26 at the House of Blues in Chicago.

If the tour news wasn’t enough, the band have also revealed they will be playing Commit This to Memory in full (time to brush up on “Make Out Kids”)

But that’s not all.

In support of the tour, Motion City Soundtrack have enlisted a list of artists as their opening acts including Hit the Lights, Hawthorne Heights, The Early Novembers, Copeland, Team, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett and Vinnie Caruana.

Check out the legend below to see who will be opening on your tour stop.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK’S COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

1/17/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

1/18/2015 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ¢

1/19/2015 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ¢

1/21/2015 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s $

1/22/2015 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues $

1/23/2015 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall $

1/24/2015 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ¢

1/26/2015 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore %

1/27/2015 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %

1/29/2015 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^

1/30/2015 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club %

1/31/2015 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom ^

2/2/2015 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore &

2/3/2015 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven) &

2/4/2015 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom +

2/6/2015 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom +

2/7/2015 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East +

2/8/2015 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

2/10/2015 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *

2/11/2015 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *

2/12/2015 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *

2/13/2015 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

2/14/2015 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *

2/16/2015 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ¶

2/17/2015 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market ¶

2/18/2015 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory ¶

2/20/2105 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ¶

2/21/2015 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ¶

2/22/2015 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ¶

2/24/2015 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s ¶

2/25/2015 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ¶

2/26/2016 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ¶

with special guests:

¢ Hit The Lights
$ Hawthorne Heights
% Vinnie Caruana
^ Early November
& Copeland
+ Team*
* Hellogoodbye
¶ William Beckett

We Are the In Crowd Release Tour Sample

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The Cab might have bowed out from the upcoming We are the in Crowd Spring Tour, but that hasn’t stopped the band and their new tour mates, from putting out a tour sampler.

The record features songs from WATIC, William Beckett, State Champs, Candy Hearts, and Set It Off and can be heard, and downloaded, below. Full tour dates for their tour can be seen after the player.

WE ARE THE IN CROWD 2014 SPRING TOUR: 

2/22 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
2/23 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
2/25 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
2/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
2/27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
2/28 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
3/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
3/02 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
3/04 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
3/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
3/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
3/08 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/09 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/14 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/15 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
3/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
3/18 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/19 – Dallas, TX @ HOB-Cambridge Room
3/20 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
3/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
3/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/26 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/28 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
3/29 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
3/30 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/01 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
4/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4/03 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
4/04 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Relient K Drummer Leaves

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After three members of Relient K dropped off their current tour with HelloGoodbye and William Beckett, now comes word that they have officially lost their drummer, Ethan Luck. Luck posted the following statement about his abrupt departure after only being with the band for five years.

“To all the great fans of Relient K

It saddens me, more than you know, to tell you that I have left Relient K.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 5 years.  You all made me feel like I was in the band longer than I was.  Thank you all for taking the time and spending the money to come to the shows, allowing me to have a job in music.  Thank you for spending time with me after shows, having good conversation or just saying hello.  I am beyond grateful.  I love being on tour so much and I can’t wait to play for you all again.  I’m currently out with Cold War Kids, guitar teching.  Come on out to a show and say hello!  Trust me when I say, I wish this would have turned out differently.  I tried my very best to not have things get to this point.

God Bless You All.

Ethan Luck”

When it was announced that three of the members would not be heading out on tour with them, Luck was one of the three who would not be present. So far, the band have not released a statement about Luck’s departure nor who would be filling in for him on tour.

Relient K to Tour Minus Three Members

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Relient K will be heading off on tour with former The Academy Is… frontman, William Beckett and Hellogoodbye minus three members. The remaining members of the band released the following statement today on their Facebook page:

“To all the amazing fans of RK:

It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.

John Warne, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck.”

The three acts were supposed to start off their touring circuit in Birmingham on April 24 and go all the way through to May 19 in Chicago.

TOUR DATES:

4/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
4/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
4/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
5/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/03 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
5/08 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
5/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
5/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
5/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
5/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

William Beckett Joins Equal Vision Family

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William Beckett, the former frontman for The Academy Is…has officially signed to Equal Vision Records. The record label is currently home to bands such as Say Anything, Chiodos and Eisley. Since the separation of this band, Beckett has been working on a lot of new music, continuously releasing new tracks on line and giving fans a taste of what a full length album would sound like.

Now with this new record label as his home, Beckett has announced that he is currently working on his full length album with producer, Marc McClusky who has worked with Weezer and Ludo.

Beckett released the following statement about his signing to the label (or you can watch it below):

“Regarding the signing, Beckett had the following to say: “I’ve been a fan of EVR and its roster since I was listening to The Stryder and Saves the Day in high school. For months I was approached by labels but after the first conversation I knew EVR was a perfect fit; I can make exactly the record I want to make.”

Beckett will be heading out on a Spring tour starting in late March. Once that tour ends, he will be heading over to the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. You can see the dates to his Spring tour down below:

Mar 22 Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Mar 23 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
Mar 24 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Mar 26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Mar 27 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Mar 28 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mar 29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
Mar 30 Dallas, TX@ Prophet Bar
Apr 01 Scottsdale, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Apr 03 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Apr 04 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 05 Upland, CA @ Wire Music & Art Venue
Apr 06 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (5th Ave Side Stage)
Apr 07 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Apr 09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Apr 13 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room