WA. (Columbia Records) - 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 hit the road beginning in late March for a series of tour dates
including club shows with Anberlin and Saosin and festival performances
on bills including George Clinton and labelmates the Offspring (see
full itinerary following).
News of the Acceptance tour comes
as the band's new single, "Different," a compelling ode to the shifting
complexities of identity in a media-saturated culture, is #25 on the
Modern Rock radio charts this week. The song, the first single from the
band's recently-released major label debut album, Phantoms, is slated
as iTunes "Download Of The Week" beginning May 31.
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 MP3.com, 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 the upcoming video games
"NFL Streets 2," "Sims Interactive," "MVP Baseball 2005," and "MLB 6,"
Acceptance Tour Dates
May 28 Evanston, IL Northwestern University
June 2 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
June 3 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Factory
June 5 Orlando, FL The Social
June 6 Orlando, FL The Social
June 8 Austin, TX Emo's
June 9 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary
June 10 Oklahoma City, OK The Green Door
June 11 Louisville, KY Dew Action Sports Tour
(Opening For The Offspring)
June 12 St. Petersburg, FL Janus Landing
June 13 Tucson, AZ Skrappy's
June 14 Las Vegas, NV Roadhouse Casino
June 16 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
June 18 San Diego, CA Soma
June 19 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
June 21 San Francisco, CA Slim's
June 22 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
June 23 Portland, OR Meow Meow
June 24 Seattle, WA El Corazon
June 27 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
June 28 Denver, CO Rock Island
June 29 Kansas City, MO El Torreon
June 30 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
July 1 St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
July 2 Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion
July 3 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall