Armor For Sleep‘s new album has been pushed back from October 9th to October 30th.
I have posted some new pictures of Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and Armor for Sleep in the photos section. Head there to check them out.
Feb 22, 2007 State College (Penn State), Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center
Feb 23, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Feb 25, 2007 Birmingham, Alabama Boutwell Auditorium
Feb 27, 2007 San Antonio, Texas Sunset Station
Feb 28, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Mar 01, 2007 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
Mar 02, 2007 St. Lous, Missouri The Pageant
Mar 03, 2007 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eagles Ballroom
Mar 04, 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota Myth
Mar 06, 2007 Des Moines, Iowa Val Air Ballroom
Mar 07, 2007 Kansas City, Missouri Uptown Theatre
Mar 08, 2007 Denver, Colorado The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar 09, 2007 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Air
Mar 10, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada House Of Blues
Mar 11, 2007 San Bernadino, California Orange Pavilion
Mar 13, 2007 Irvine, California UCI Bren Events Center
Mar 14, 2007 San Francisco, California The Concourse
Mar 15, 2007 San Luis Obispo, California SLO University Rec Center
Mar 16, 2007 Reno, Nevada Grand Sierra (Hilton)
Mar 17, 2007 Boise, Idaho Taco Bell Arena
Mar 18, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Mar 20, 2007 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Northlands Agricom Arena
Mar 21, 2007 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Stampede Corral
Mar 22, 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Prairieland Park
Mar 23, 2007 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Burton Cummings Theater
Mar 24, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Mar 25, 2007 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Community Auditorium
Mar 27, 2007 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Congress Centre
Mar 28, 2007 London, Ontario, Canada Centennial Hall
Mar 29, 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Arrow Hall
Mar 30, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Theatre Olympia
Mar 31, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Apr 01, 2007 Albany, New York Armory
Apr 03, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Apr 04, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Apr 05, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Apr 06, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
Apr 07, 2007 TBA, TBA TBA
I got to sit down with Ben Jorgensen from Armor For Sleep in Nashville, TN.
Trevor: What’s the tour been like so far?
Ben: It’s been awesome, man. Every show has been sold out so far, so we can’t complain. It’s been really good.
Trevor: Are all the kids reacting well to every band on the tour?
Ben: Yeah, it’s like a package tour. We call it “The Invisible Sideshow” and not the “Armor For Sleep Headlining Tour” for a reason. We knew it’s about all the bands. Every band has their own thing going on and it’s more about the power of all the bands together than it is the power of just us.
Trevor: Are there any crazy stories from this tour yet? Has anything really random happened yet?
Ben: We played a show in New York City. It was the biggest show we ever headlined in New York before, and our management got us a stretch limo. We had an afterparty at this super hipster place. It’s strange. We got out of the limo at the club and everyone like, moved away and there was a red carpet for us to go on. I was like, “What the fuck?”
Trevor: Speaking of crazy stories, there are plenty of them on the DVD that just came out. Now, why did you guys go ahead and decide to release a DVD?
Ben: Because, we’re kind of sick of bands being bands and there’s always a barrier between them and their fans. The fans think they know them based on their songs, but every band is full of five or six real people. We just wanted to show everyone who we really are. We’re just four normal dudes from New Jersey who just happen to be in a band that plays music. We wanted all our fans to know we’re real people, and we wanted to film ourselves being idiots.
Trevor: Do you prefer to play the old songs or the newer songs? Do you even have a preference?
Ben: There’s gratification in playing both. On this tour, we’re bringing back a couple of old songs that we haven’t really gotten to play, and that’s cool because I know people might want to hear those songs. At the same time, we’re playing a couple of new songs that we never got to play from this album that I know people are going to be stoked about. I’m excited for both. We’re never going to be one of those bands that justs forgets about our old songs.
Trevor: Why did you decide to do a more developed concept album this time around.
Ben: I think that’s just the way we write. I think an album, the albums that I like, kind of tell a story or a piece of history. They’re more than just a collection of songs. They’re a state of mind. I don’t think it was any different than the way we did “Dream to Make Believe.” Maybe it’s a little more story-oriented, but it just has common threads running through it. I think at the time, that’s the kind of album we wanted to make. I’m not saying we’re always going to make concept albums, but that’s what felt right.
Trevor: Even though it’s been out for almost a year, do you think the new album is still gaining momentum?
Ben: Yeah, I mean if anything, I know we’re selling more records now than we ever have on this record cycle. Shit’s kind of picking up for us on the more mainstream front, so it’s not dead by any means. Things kind of take a while for an album sometimes.
Trevor: Are you writing any new material yet?
Ben: We actually have our whole next album written. We’re going to go record it as soon as this tour is over.
Trevor: Well that takes care of the next question. (Laughter) Is there anything that you have to bring on tour. Is there anything that you HAVE to have while you’re on the road?
Ben: My iPod. Now that we have a bus, my X-Box. It’s my second life. We brought our recording studio out here with us. This is where we’re going to be making demos of our whole album. We’re a pretty high tech band. We all have Sidekicks and iPods. We keep up with the times and we try and utilize 2006 for whatever it can bring us. We all have laptops, and we update our Myspace pages. You know what I mean? Everything that a normal person has nowadays, we have.
Trevor: If you could set up a dream tour with any bands you could play with, who would it be?
Ben: Probably Nirvana and Radiohead..Say Anything.
Trevor: Oh man, yeah. If they ever get back on the road..
Ben: They will. Max is a good friend of mine. They’re going to kick ass this year.
Trevor: Yeah, they’ve got the re-release of the album coming out and with the right push, they could be huge.
Ben: They will be, man. They’re one of the few bands that we get to tour with that I think really change the landscape of music. Max is one of my good friends, and it’s really weird, because when I talk to him I’m a really huge fan of his songs; but at the same time I’m still his good friend, so it’s cool.
Trevor: Finally, what are your plans for the summer?
Ben: Warped Tour. Full Warped Tour.
Trevor: Are you guys playing Main Stage?
Ben: A little bit. We’ll dabble in the main stage and see how it feels.
Trevor: All right. Thank you for sitting down with me.
Ben: Oh, no problem man.