Multi-platinum selling indie rock band DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL will be returning to their grassroots for an intimate club tour in the New Year. They’ll be hitting the road for twenty-five dates kicking off in Boston at Paradise Rock Club on January 17, 2017 and spanning cross-country to the golden state of California then circling back to Charlotte to conclude at The Underground. More dates are being added to meet the monumental demand, but the shows continue to sell out as fast as they can add them. In tow will be Vinyl Theater.
“I have spent the last year and a half in the studio and we’re very close to finishing a new album,” explains songsmith Chris Carrabba. “I’m very excited about these new songs and the album that we’re making. However, in a very real sense I feel like I can’t make a record without my fans being part of the process. There’s no substitute for the kind of immediate feedback that I get from the crowd when I play new songs. While I love the summer amphitheater experience and playing the old favorites to festival crowds, the place where I have always felt the purest connection with my audience has been in the clubs that I came up in. The venues where I could walk among the crowd and get to know them, the places where we erased the division between the band and the fans. And don’t worry, while I am so excited to share with you some of what to expect from Dashboard Confessional in the year to come, we will absolutely still play the favorites… I hope we all discover some new favorites along the way.”
The band will be mixing new songs into their set list including this unreleased new track “Heart. Beat. Here” that highlights their signature sound.
After the release of his debut album 2000’s Swiss Army Romance, Dashboard Confessional, the solo moniker for Chris Carrabba gained the loyalty of fans through his honest heartfelt lyrics. The following year, Carrabba entered the studio to record The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. As a result of the sudden success of his second solo effort, Dashboard Confessional exploded and was everywhere from MTV to VH1 to MTV2 to magazine covers (Spin, Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic). Fans even copied Carrabba’s style down to his haircut.
By 2002 three other musicians had joined the band and Carrabba was asked to perform on MTV Unplugged and the subsequent live release marked the first time that many of the songs were recorded with a full band. Later that year, the band’s first breakout single “Screaming Infidelities” off of The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most won the MTV2 Award at the 2002MTV Video Music Awards. Their third studio album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. The band went on to release three more albums (Dusk and Summer, The Shade of Poison Trees, Alter the Ending) over the next six years. To date, Dashboard Confessional has two RIAA certified platinum-selling albums (A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar and MTV Unplugged) and two gold-selling albums (Swiss Army Romance and The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most) and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, All My Children, Laguna Beach, NCIS, Cold Case, Clone High) and in movies (Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2, Made of Honor, Sydney White).
Dashboard Confessional is Chris Carrabba (vocals, guitar), Scott Schoenbeck (bass), Armon Jay (guitar, keys), Ben Homola (drums).
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