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Max talks about the idea behind adding strings to the full band line up for upcoming JUNE tour giving fans the chance to hear old and new songs in a fresh way. Also in this clip – Max writes/plays string parts on midi in the studio with Darren King. http://youtu.be/-Nl6f2PVZVo
SAY ANYTHING TO PERFORM WITH FULL BAND & SPECIAL LIVE STRING QUARTET ACCOMPANIMENT
MAR 31 – Following the highly successful anniversary tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Say Anything’s …is a Real Boy, the band has now announced their next major venture: a full US Summer headliner performing with accompaniment from a live string quartet and a full band with guitars. Supporting Say Anything on the five week run will be Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls.
The upcoming tour will be Say Anything’s official tour in support of Hebrews – the band’s fifth studio album overall and second studio album released on Equal Vision Records, which exclusively featured all string arrangements, instead of guitars. This tour will be the first time the songs have been performed live with strings.
Say Anything, fronted by mastermind vocalist, lyricist, and musician Max Bemis, has sold over half a million albums of their discography and traveled the world countless times over, performing with bands such as Thrice, Manchester Orchestra and more. This past September, a live performance by the band was also recently featured on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly.
Ducat King presales for Say Anything’s headline tour are on sale today at 12pm local time on SayAnything.ducatking.com. Public on sale will go live on April 3 at 12pm local time.
All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
TOUR DATES PRESALE TICKET LINK
Say Anything w/Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls
Jun 24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Jun 25 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Jun 26 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Jun 27 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jun 28 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jun 30 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
July 01, Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Jul 02 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jul 03 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Jul 05 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul 06 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Jul 07 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 09 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Jul 10 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jul 11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Jul 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Jul 14 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jul 15 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Jul 16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jul 17 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 18 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Jul 19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Jul 23 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Jul 24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul 25 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 26 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul 28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
Jul 29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 30 Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Jul 31 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF “IS A REAL BOY” COMES TO A CLOSE TONIGHT IN HOME TOWN, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA!
LAST SHOW ON THIS TOUR EVERYONE! This has been an amazing run with almost every show selling out and we’re so thankful you guys have been with us all these years. Tonight’s final show at the House of Blues on Sunset might be our final show ever (at this club) depending on when they are demolishing it for hotel/condos. Regardless, this will be our 3rd consecutive show in LA on this tour.
There are still a few tickets remaining for tonight’s show as this is being posted. Again, thanks so much for such an amazing turn out. It’s been SO amazing touring with our friends in Saves the Day and Reggie and the Full Effect! Tickets: http://bit.ly/1vWoDdg or at doors! See you tonight!!!
photos by Andrew Cramb @andrew_ftw
Our “SONG SHOP, where you can buy a personalized song written by Max, is now officially open for a limited time! Get a song now while they’re available at www.maxbemissongshop.com and read more about the ‘Shop!
This post was que’d up yesterday but never published so there are something like only 30 songs left. Not like anyone goes to a band’s .com for news :).
Our “Is A Real Boy” 10 yr anniversary tour w/ Saves The Day, Reggie and the Full Effect has been SO amazing! Hope to see you guys out there soon. Pls get tickets fast as shows have, so far, sold out and many more have been sold out for a month or more. We do have tickets for tonight: THE FILLMORE – Charlotte, NC. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1rjAjFY(photo – Chris Phelps, the Mohawk, Austin, TX)
REMINDER! SIGNED, ALL-NEW “…IS A REAL BOY” FULL ALBUM ACOUSTIC CD AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON SA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Max went into his home studio in Tyler, Texas to re-connect with and re-record the songs from …IARB with just an acoustic guitar and a piano. On the experience: “I was surprised that the result of this effort, which I did kind of on a whim, created a whole new approach emotionally for the songs. This was the first time in ten years I was playing many of these guitar parts and singing these words in studio, but in certain distinct ways they felt like brand new songs for me. It couldn’t have been more rewarding.”
The album includes brand new studio versions of every song on the original record, including an acapella version of fan favorite “Admit It!” You’ll be able to purchase a full acoustic version of the record on CD, released under Max’s Painful Splits moniker, at all of the shows on this fall anniversary tour for only $10. Each limited print of the CD will be hand signed.
SONG SHOP OPENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!
For the first time in over a year, and due to popular demand, Max Bemis Song Shop will be opening it’s door for orders on December 5th, 2014 in time for the Holidays! www.maxbemissongshop.com
The Song Shop has been ongoing for 6-7 years: a place where fans of Say Anything or Max’s other projects can buy their very own song written specifically about them or someone else, about any subject they want, whether it’s light-hearted, romantic, cathartic or dark. Song Shop has resulted in thousands of enthusiastic responses from buyers and is well known for a deeply personal experience. The song is followed at some point later on by a call from Max!
Since this “wave” of songs correlates with the holidays, anyone who wants to give the song as a gift will receive a free holiday printout to give to the recipient when they “open” their present and a free download of a separate short song letting them know their song is on the way within the next few months.
Songs start at $75 for a “half song” (1.5-2 minutes), $150 dollars for a normal song (2.5-4.5 minutes or more) and $205 for a full length song featuring additional vocals by Sherri, Max’s wife and bandmate in Perma. You can also email Max directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a 10% discount on EP’s or full albums of Songs (at least 4 or more), where the lyrics can tie together thematically and sonically, not unlike a concept record.
To purchase a song when it opens, or read more about the details of the project, simply go to www.maxbemissongshop.com
The songs have always sold out quickly, so be ready the day it opens or soon after to buy one so you can ensure one of the limited spots.