BLESSTHEFALL Breakout Band During Vans Warped Tour
A major standout from this summer's stellar Van's Warped Tour is Arizona's Blessthefall. Their incendiary set, which included their own "wall of death" mosh pit that drove audiences into a complete frenzy, won over new fans on a daily basis, leaving them a sweaty, exhausted mess.
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman recently said, "Blessthefall are one of the rising stars of this year's tour. Their crowds increased every single day."
As the band's profile skyrocketed over the summer, fans voted them into the top spot in the Energizer "Demand It" contest in Phoenix, Virginia Beach and Montreal, earning Blessthefall longer sets in each city. Stalwarts of the Smartpunk stage, this summer saw the debut of their "Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad" video, enjoying a solid two-month run on MTV's "Headbangers Ball" and Fuse's "Uranium."
The Myspace "Featured Artist" in April, the band's stats have risen through the roof lately with nearly 1 million plays of their video; their current friend count is nearly at 105,000 with over 2 million profile views. Indeed Blessthefall is poised to build on their Warped Tour momentum as they prepare to hit the road this fall with Escape the Fate, before joining Silverstein overseas at the end of the year.
What others are saying about Blessthefall:
"...strangulated, larynx-mincing howls, pulse-quickening guitar leads, double-bass drumming that sounds like a herd of buffalo stampeding through your living space-but Blessthefall's emphasis on real songwriting and tight hooks give their music a melodic edge."- Revolver
"Blessthefall come storming out of the Arizona desert...part As I Lay Dying heaviness, part Underoath accessibility.."- Metal Edge
"An epic wall of sound..."- HM
"...powerful and potent tracks that convey a young band as capable as their more established counterparts..."- Synthesis
BLESSTHEFALL TOUR DATES WITH ESCAPE THE FATE
Sept 13 - Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
Sept 14 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sept 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Sept 16 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
Sept 17 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Sept 18 - Houston, TX @ Meridian Room
Sept 20 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Sept 21 - Miami, FL @ Studio A
Sept 22 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sept 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sept 26 - Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
Sept 27 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Sept 28 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
Sept 29 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sept 30 - Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Upstairs
Oct 1 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
Oct 2 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 3 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 4 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Oct 5 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Oct 6 - St. Louis, MS @ Creepy Crawl
Oct 8 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
Oct 14 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
Oct 15- San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov 4 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Saints and Sinners Festival featuring Glassjaw, Silverstein, Between the Buried and Me, Misery Signals
European tour with Silverstein kicks off November 16.