Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment have announced the itinerary for the 2014 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. The routing kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on November 14, and wraps on December 14 in Boston, MA. The itinerary visits twenty-six markets, with fifteen of the appearances produced by Live Nation. VIP packages and additional tour information can be found at www.attilaband.com. the general on-sale scheduled for August 22.
Headliner Atilla will be joined by direct support act Crown The Empire, Like Moths To Flames, and Sworn In. Tour Producer Steve Glazer (Idol Roc Entertainment) shares, “Since the launch of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in February, 2011 as a music and experiential branded tour providing fans with the opportunity to discover what’s next, the undertaking has staged ten successful runs across multiple music genres and subcultures. A quarter of a million fans have attended the events, and over a billion media impressions have been witnessed within popular culture. There are now five different genre tours under our umbrella – Hip Hop, College, EDM, Rock, and most recently Comedy. In 2015, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will expand in to Country. The approach has always been to deliver fans an undeniable line-up of artists on the rise with an affordable ticket price. Looking back on our origin with rock acts being the first to join together for this branded run, Atilla, Crown The Empire, Like Moths To Flames, and Sworn In offer one of our most compelling packages yet” Atilla frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak offers, “We are EXTREMELY excited to announce that we will be headlining the Monster Outbreak Tour this fall! Just a little over a year ago we were opening this tour so it’s very humbling to be in this position. We are all stoked and ready to destroy a venue near you. Come rage with your boys!”
Attila recently appeared on the Monster Stage for this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour. They have been busy touring in support of their 2013 release About That Life (Artery/Razor & Tie) – iTunes Store HERE (http://bit.ly/ATTILAiTunes). The album exploded onto the Billboard charts debuting at #22 on the Top 200 with over 14,200 units sold in its first week of release. To date, this marks Attila’s highest career charting debut and also their biggest U.S. sales week. The new album sees the band on a major career upswing, tripling their previous biggest sales week which came on the heels of their 2011 studio album, Outlawed, which sold 4,700 units in its first week out of the gate. About That Lifewas produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada). Attila, who formed in 2005, have stormed their way onto the metal scene in recent years. They’ve quickly and deservedly earned a reputation as a good time, “party metal” band. They’ve developed into an international sensation known for their crushing live shows. Attila have honed their live chops by remaining on the road in near-nonstop fashion over the last few years, performing with heavyweights such as Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Suicide Silence and more, all the while holding their own. Stay connected with Attila on Twitter and Facebook.
Dallas-based Crown The Empire will appear as direct support. The band combines visual aesthetics, theatrical sonic textures and thought-provoking lyrics for an audio experience that takes the listener on a wild ride of epic proportions. Their newest album “The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways” offers a visually stimulating and thematically engaging side to post-hardcore that’s already created a massive buzz for the still-embryonic outfit, debuting at number 7 on the Billboard 200. Crown The Empire is vocalists Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Benn Suede, drummer Brent Taddie and bassist Hayden Tree. The band recently released their first music video for the song “Machines” off their new album. The video captures the themes of Crown The Empire’s ongoing saga of a society beaten down, and the storm of an uprising that has been steadily building.
Like Moth To Flames feature vocalist Chris Roetter (Emarosa and Agraceful), guitarist Eli Ford (My Ticket Home), drummer Greg Diamond (The Air I Breathe), bassist/backing vocalist Aaron Evans (who started LMTF with Roetter) and lead guitarist Zach Huston (Terra Firma). The band’s inaugural EP on Rise Records was released in November, 2011 with their debut album When We Don’t Exist following. In 2013, the group issued their Sophomore release “An Eye For An Eye” after which Like Moths To Flames hit the road in full force supporting acts like We Came As Romans, Attack Attack!, D.R.U.G.’s, For Today and Parkway Drive closing out the year they continued supporting branded tours such as an appearance on Vans Warped Tour 2013 on the Monster Energy Stage, the Alternative Press Tour with Miss May I and two years of Scream It Like You Mean It! alongside Attack Attack! and Story of the Year. The group recently completed a run on the 2014 All Stars Tour where they also spent time writing for their third full length record due in early 2015.
Sworn In continues to tour in support of their 2013 debut studio album The Death Card (Razor & Tie)- iTunes Store HERE (http://bit.ly/TheDeathCard). The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #184 as well as at #7 on New Artist, #18 on Hard Rock, and #50 on Independent charts. The album was produced by the band and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Brian Hood (A Plea For Purging, Gideon). The Chicago metalcore/hardcore band has previously toured with Emmure, Bleeding Through, Gideon and Like Moths To Flames and have played the New England Metal Fest, Jamboree, Skate and Surf Festival and SXSWhat. Sworn In is Tyler Dennen (Vocals), Chris George (Drums), Zakary Gibson (Guitar) and Eugene Kamlyuk (Guitar). Revolver Magazine raved about the band offering, “Sworn In’s incendiary volleys of noise that incites crowds to lose their minds” and Metalsucks declared the album is, “It’s brutally heavy in all the right ways.” Watch Sworn In’s music video for “Snake Eyes” – HERE.
The full itinerary features appearances in:
11/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution *
11/15 Orlando, FL The Beacham *
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues *
11/19 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Pavilion
11/20 Austin, TX Empire Garage
11/21 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
11/22 Houston, TX House of Blues *
11/23 Dallas, TX House of Blues *
11/25 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
11/26 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
11/28 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
11/29 San Diego, CA Soma
11/30 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues *
12/02 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
12/03 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
12/04 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
12/05 St. Louis, MO Ready Room
12/06 Detroit, MI The Fillmore *
12/07 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts *
12/08 Chicago, IL House of Blues *
12/10 Cleveland, OH House of Blues *
12/11 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage *
12/12 Philadelphia, PA TLA *
12/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Early Show) *
12/13 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Late Show) *
12/14 Boston, MA House of Blues *
* designates Live Nation event