well, first of all this isn’t a joke; i know we write many outlandish messages, but this is a serious one…
during the past few months as i have thought about my future, it has become more and more apparent to me that my passion, my desire to create music, to be in a band has faded… i found myself not enjoying being on tour, not having written a word since we left the studio 6 months ago (these are odd things to me).
at first it was a small feeling, but it continued to grow until yesterday when i made a decision (the most difficult decision of my life) to step away from thisdayandage.
we are calling it an indefinate hiatus; which leaves some possiblities.
joey, steve, mike, and kelly will continue playing together but not as thisdayandage… they will begin on a new musical endeavor which i’m sure will blow all of our minds.
10/24 – 11/4 will be our final shows together… it would mean sooo much to me, soo much to us for everyone who has the ability to attend any of these shows to come.. especially buffalo.
this is a desicion that i wrestled with, that i had the hardest time believing at first; but i feel at peace about it.. it is a chapter in my life that is ending.. and i refuse to be a person who is involved with something that i am not 100% behind… i can’t pretend; i can’t do that to my bandmates; i can’t do that to you, i can’t do that to myself.
these past 5 years have surpassed anything i could have ever imagined.. and i can’t thank you enough.
This Day & Age will be hitting the road in support of their new record The Bell & The Hammer, out October 10th on One Eleven/East West. TheyÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll be on the road for the rest of September with Amber Pacific followed by a headlining stint on the Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”I Am 111Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? tour which will feature four One Eleven/East West bands! TD&A, Rookie Of The Year, Inkwell and Rory.
Confirmed Dates w/Amber Pacific:
9/6/06 Norfolk, VA The Norva
9/7/06 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
9/8/06 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
9/9/06 Orlando, FL Backbooth
9/10/06 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
9/12/06 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
9/13/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
9/15/06 Memphis, TN The Complex
9/16/06 Dallas, TX The Door
9/17/06 Pharr, TX Pharr Int. Convention Ctr.
9/18/06 Houston, TX Meridian
9/19/06 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
9/21/06 Little Rock, AR Vino’s
9/23/06 Akron, OH The Orange Street
9/27/06 York, PA Spart’s Den – York College
Confirmed Headlining Dates on the Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã‹Å“I Am 111Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ Tour w/Rookie of the Year, Inkwell & Rory:
OCT 5 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 6 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter 7:00PM All Ages
OCT 7 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 5:00PM All Ages
OCT 9 Madison, WI @ The Journey Music 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Ascott Room 7:00PM All Ages
OCT 12 Kansas City, MO @ The Journey Music 7:00PM All Ages
OCT 13 St Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl 7:30PM All Ages
OCT 14 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom 7:00PM All Ages
OCT 15 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 17 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 19 Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar 7:45PM All Ages
OCT 20 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’s Downtown Blues All Ages
OCT 21 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 22 Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar 7:30PM All Ages
OCT 24 Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 25 Fayettville, NC @ Dakota’s 7:00PM All Ages
OCT 26 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar 6:30PM All Ages
OCT 27 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theatre 6:00PM All Ages
OCT 28 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock 6:30PM All Ages
OCT 29 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star 7:00PM All Ages
NOV 01 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground 6:00PM All Ages
NOV 02 Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South 5:30PM All Ages
NOV 03 Albany, NY @ Valentine’s 7:00PM All Ages
NOV 04 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity 7:00PM All Ages
Here are some albums that will be in stores tomorrow:
Boys Like Girls – Boys Like Girls
This Day & Age – Bell And The Hammer
Daggermouth – Stallone
Hundred Year Storm – Hello From The Children Of Planet Earth
Action Reaction – Three Is The Magic Number
Guttermouth – Shave The Planet
Alexisonfire – Crisis
Cursive – Happy Hollow
Misery Signals – Mirrors
Lucky Boys Confusion – Red Tape Outtakes (Demos And Heartbreaks)
Check out the new fetured bands on the site including Boys Like Girls, This Day & Age, and Hundred Year Storm. We will be streaming Daggermouth’s new album Stallone all week so be sure to take a listen and pick it up if you like what you hear. Also if you haven’t checked out the new photos section head there now and check out a bunch of new and old pictures that have been added.
Amber Pacific have announced that Over It will be replacing October Fall on their current tour. You can read what the band says below.
The band’s for the tour will now be:
This Day & Age
OVER IT* (replacing October Fall)
All Time Low
The reason behind replacing October Fall on the tour is that they aren’t going to be available anymore to go on our tour. We did not kick them off, and wish them all the best. I am sure their label or the band themselves will be making a press release about their other plans in a short time from now.
Either way, we are stoked to have Over It come out with us in their place and their presence will solidify this tour as the kind of Pop Punk Tour that we as a band are stoked to be a part and gracious to have been able to select and take out such awesome bands.
You should all come out to rock out with us because not only will it be a sick line-up, but there is a 99% chance that it will be our last tour until 2007.
OH, and we will have another BIG announcement about the tour in the beginning of August as well. See you all soon!