Alkaline Trio recently peformed with Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara) for Spinner.com. You can check out multipule videos and an interview with the band here.
Alkaline Trio‘s new video for “Help Me” can be seen below.
Alkaline Trio and Nike have teamed up for special shoe designed by the band. The Heart and Sole Air Zoom Cush and a limited run of messenger bags will be released June 27th exclusively at Jacks Retail Shop in Huntington Beach. Alkaline Trio recently kicked off their summer tour in support of their new album Agony and Irony and the release of the shoe. The Heart and Sole Air Zoom Cush will be available at select retailers nationwide on July 11th.
Check out a video of the band talking about the shoe here.
Alkaline Trio‘s new video for “Help Me” is premiering on Spinner.com.
The Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 features skateboarding demos by pros Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, Mark Appleyard, Darrell Stanton, and many more. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 also offers free live music performances by bands including Alkaline Trio, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Bayside, Year Long Disaster, and Jamie Lynn’s band Kandi Coded.
The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from Baker, C1RCA, Element, Enjoi, Flip, Lakai and Volcom. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 promotional partners TransWorld Skateboarding, New Era, and Boosted/Boost Mobile, a youth lifestyle brand that offers premium pre-paid wireless phones and services. The events also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, space food, killer clowns, and more.
Zumiez Couch Tour 2008 Schedule
May 31 South Hill Mall in Puyallup, WA Lakai skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Kandi Coded
June 1 Glenhaven Skatepark in Portland, OR Lakai skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Kandi Coded
June 7 Great Mall in Milpitas, CA Element skate team, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and Year Long Disaster
June 8 Preferred Outlets At Tulare in Tulare, CA Baker skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Year Long Disaster
June 10 Layton Hills Mall in Layton, UT Volcom skate team, Year Long Disaster, and Kandi Coded
June 12 The Shops at Northfield Stapleton in Denver, CO Volcom skate team, Year Long Disaster, and Kandi Coded
June 14 Windhaven Plaza in Plano, TX C1RCA skate team, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and The Frantic
June 16 Katy Mills in Katy, TX C1RCA skate team, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and The Frantic
June 22 Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, NJ Flip skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Our Last Night
June 25 Montgomery Mall in North Wales, PA Flip skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Our Last Night
June 28 Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, IL Enjoi skate team, Bayside, and The Frantic
June 30 Maplewood Mall in Maplewood, MN Enjoi skate team, Alkaline Trio, and Dr Manhattan
Participating Skate Teams
Lakai Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Eric Koston, Marc Johnson, Guy Mariano, Cairo Foster, Brandon Biebel, Rob Welsh, Jeff Lenoce, Mike Mo Capaldi, and Vincent Alvarez
Element Mike Vallely, Darrell Stanton, Chad Tim Tim, Nyjah Huston, Brent Atchley, Patrick Ryan, and Collin Provost
Baker Andrew Reynolds, Terry Kennedy, Jeff Lenoce, Bryan Herman, and special guest appearances by Deathwish Riders Erik Ellington and Jim Greco
Volcom Darrell Stanton, Aaron Suski, Nick Trapasso, Nick Dompierre, Mark Appleyard, Jake Duncombe, Caswell Berry, Danny Cerezini, and Filipe Ortiz
C1RCA Adrian Lopez, Peter Ramondetta, Sierra Fellers, David Reyes, Tony Tave, Robbie Brockle, and Julian Davidson
Plus Real riders Ernie Torres and Justin Brock
Flip Mark Appleyard, Lance Mountain, Bob Burnquist, David Gonzalez, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Luan De Oliveira, and Willow
Enjoi Caswell Berry, Jerry Hsu, Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Wieger Van Wageningen, Jose Rojo, and Nestor Judkins
*Skaters and bands subject to change without notice
Alkaline Trio and American Steel @ The Catalyst on April 6, 2008.
I had heard that Alkaline Trio was going to play at the The Catalyst in Santa Cruz and that it was going to be a big deal, because they hadn’t played in a while? I think that’s how it was. I didn’t know because I wasn’t a fan, although I do enjoy their music from their earlier releases. For a month I kept hearing ‘This person got tickets”, “Are you going to see Alkaline Trio?”, and “Oh no its sold out”. I’m sure it was exciting since the label they were first on and their first couple of CD’s came out on is near Santa Cruz, so that was cool. Finally the week of the show came, I had overdosed myself with their music and vinyl that I was over them, but my boss was like “If you want to go I can get you in”. The words “I can get you in” got me, so I was like “Sure”.
Finally, the day came. It was 6pm and we had to take the bus to get to downtown Santa Cruz. Upon arriving we (my friend and I) saw that in front of The Catalyst a line had formed already. At that moment I realized that this Alkaline Trio show was a big deal. I texted my boss that I was here at the Catalyst, he arrived a few minutes later and gave us our wristbands, but while we we’re waiting my friend and I had over heard that this show was sold out in a minute. We were like “wow, a minute, dang!”. Through the process of trying to get in the venue there were some issues, but finally my boss took us through the back way and we were in. All I have to say to him is, Thanks!
I have to admit, I am more of a fan of American Steel than Alkaline Trio. However, at the show not too many people knew or were familiar with them. I’m sure it had to do with that mainly everyone was there for Alkaline Trio, and that American Steel wasn’t announced on the show until almost the day of the show. They played songs off of their latest alubm “Destroy The Future” and their others, except for “Razorblades” which my friend and I wanted them to play so badly. American Steel are great on stage and I have to say they are the type of band that sounds even better live. If they are ever in your town or city I recommend you go check them out and get their cds!
As the three boys of Alkaline Trio stepped on stage the crowd grew larger, but yet it shrunk at the same time because everyone was trying to squeeze in to be in the front. I had went to go get next to my friend but when Alkaline Trio started playing we were quickly separated and didn’t see each other until the show ended. First, l have to say I’m sorry to all you dedicated fans of Alkaline Trio fans because I only recognized a few of their songs so I’m not able to name what songs they played. Alkaline Trio did play a couple songs off of their upcoming release “Agony and Irony“, the crowd seemed to like them and a few knew them already since they were up on their myspace a few days earlier. The crowd sang along to every song, grew wild as they played their old material and wanted more. And more is what they got after Alkaline Trio left the stage, they came back and played some more. It was a good show filled with sweat, sing along and most of all the coming together of Alkaline Trio fans into one venue. Nice!
Here are some albums in stores today. Let us know which ones you’ll be picking up.
MxPx – The Ultimate Collection
Dropkick Murphys – The Meanest Of Times (Limited Edition) CD/DVD
Saosin – Come Close CD/DVD
Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit (Reissue) CD/DVD
Tooth & Nail Records: The Ultimate Collection (Double Disc)