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Fall 2011 AP Tour Lineup & Dates

  • AP Tour Fall 2011 LogoFour Year Strong
  • Gallows
  • Title Fight
  • The Swellers
  • Sharks

October 17, 2011 -- (DD Thornton, Deaconlight) -- Our bearded buddies Four Year Strong move up to the top spot in the fall 2011 Alternative Press Tour lineup. Punk rockers Gallows are also along for the ride with Title Fight, The Swellers, and Sharks. Tour dates are below, as well as lineups from previous AP Tours.

Don't confuse this rockin' band Gallows with another band with the same name. Years ago on eMusic I downloaded what I thought was the kick-ass band I saw at Warped Tour, and it turned out to be a bunch of guys that sounded like Jimmy Buffet wannabes. That's not THIS band.

  • 10/18/2011 -- Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
  • 10/19/2011 -- New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
  • 10/20/2011 -- Montreal, Canada - La Tulipe
  • 10/21/2011 -- Toronto, Canada - Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • 10/22/2011 -- Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
  • 10/23/2011 -- Pontiac, MI - Crofoot
  • 10/25/2011 -- Milwaukee, WI - Rave Ballroom
  • 10/26/2011 -- Chicago, IL - Metro
  • 10/27/2011 -- St Paul, MN - Station 4
  • 10/28/2011 -- Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
  • 10/29/2011 -- Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
  • 10/31/2011 -- Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
  • 11/01/2011 -- Seattle, WA - El Corazon
  • 11/02/2011 -- Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
  • 11/04/2011 -- San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
  • 11/05/2011 -- West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues- Sunset Strip
  • 11/06/2011 -- San Diego, CA - Soma
  • 11/08/2011 -- Pomona, CA - The Glass House
  • 11/09/2011 -- Mesa, AZ - The Nile
  • 11/11/2011 -- San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
  • 11/12/2011 -- Dallas, TX - House of Blues
  • 11/13/2011 -- Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
  • 11/15/2011 -- Orlando, FL - beacham theatre
  • 11/16/2011 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
  • 11/17/2011 -- St Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
  • 11/18/2011 -- Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
  • 11/19/2011 -- Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend Music Hall
  • 11/20/2011 -- Norfolk, VA - The Norva
  • 11/22/2011 -- New York, NY - Irving Plaza
  • 11/23/2011 -- Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
  • 11/25/2011 -- Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
  • 11/26/2011 -- Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

2011 AP Spring Tour Lineup

  • AP Tour Spring 2011 logoBlack Veil Brides
  • Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
  • I See Stars
  • Versaemerge
  • Conditions
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2010 AP Tour Fall Ball Lineup

  • AP Tour Fall 2010 LogoBring Me the Horizon
  • August Burns Red
  • Emarosa
  • Polar Bear Club
  • This is Hell

The AP Tour Spring 2010 Lineup

  • AP Tour 2010 Spring Tour LogoNeverShoutNever
  • Hey Monday
  • The Cab
  • Every Avenue
  • The Summer Set

 

 

The AP Tour Fall Ball 2009 Lineup

AP Tour Fall Ball 09 LogoI ended up having to listen to this show outside the venue (Amos Southend, Charlotte). I had paid for a ticket but because something got screwed up with my press pass, Amos wouldn't let me in with my laptop. I didn't want to leave my gear in the car. I ended up sitting outside only to discover the battery in my laptop was dead, so I couldn't even get any work done.

I was mainly there to see The Academy Is.... I had met William Beckett and Adam T. Siska (Sisky Business) a few times before (including an interview in 2008) and made a CD of power pop songs for them. Turns out as soon as TAI finished their set, William walked outside straight at me, which gave me the opportunity to give him the CD. It had stuff like Big Star, The Replacements, and The Records on it. William noticed there were a couple of Squeeze songs on there and mentioned he really liked Squeeze.

Later Sisky and I chatted. He noted he still had my business card in my wallet. But I was tired and not too chatty at that point. It wasn't long before the masses of teenies showed up, so I decided to remove myself form the crowd.

-- 2009 (DD Thornton)

  • The Academy Is...
  • Mayday Parade
  • Set Your Goals
  • The Secret Handshake
  • You Me at Six

AP Tour - Spring 2009 Lineup

2009 AP Tour Logo3OH!3, The Maine, and Family Force 5 took turns headlining the 2009 Alternative Press Tour. Also on the bill were Hit The Lights and A Rocket to the Moon.

  • 3OH!3
  • The Maine
  • Family Force 5
  • Hit The Lights
  • A Rocket To The Moon

Previous AP Tour bands include All Time Low, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Matches, Sonny, and The Rocket Summer in 2008, and Cute Is What We Aim For, From First To Last, and Circa Survive in 2007.

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