Fusion Shows Presents: THE CLASSIC CRIME and MADINA LAKE at the Pike Room

doors at 6pm
tickets: $11 in advance (buy tickets)


Seattle's The Classic Crime (Tooth and Nail Records) and Chicago's Madina Lake, both Warped Tour veterans, will co-headline a national tour this spring. Fusion Shows is excited to present two dates on the tour, May 5 at Mac's Bar in Lansing, and May 6 at the Pike Room (at the Crofoot) in Pontiac. For each show, all ages are welcome, and tickets are $11.00 in advance. Doors for the Lansing show open early at 5pm, and at 6pm for the Pontiac show. Ivoryline (Tooth and Nail) will open the tour, with TBA local openers at each stop. Tickets will go onsale this Friday at 10am at FusionShows.com! Lansing tickets can be purchased as well at Mac's Bar and Flat Black and Circular, and Pontiac tickets can also be purchased at the Crofoot box office and on TicketWeb.com.

About The Classic Crime: The Classic Crime isn't limited to scenes, trends or even genres -- at least not to anything more specifically than "rock" (like say U2 or the Foo Fighters). They may hail from the rich music scene of Seattle, but they aren't hipsters and they don't play grunge. With giant infectious melodies and occasional dalliances with prog-math and a newfound sense of whimsy, The Classic Crime is for everybody.

The band's debut, Albatross, boasted the biggest first week sales for a new band in Tooth & Nail's history. They've done the Warped Tour (twice) and hit the road with Owl City, Relient K, MxPx, Anberlin and Emery, but it is with their third album, Vagabonds, where they have truly hit their stride and kicked things into gear like never before.

With this new album, The Classic Crime pared down their songs to their most basic elements with electrifying results. The last song on their sophomore record, 2008's The Silver Cord, was called "The Beginning." It's a three-chord song. The first song on Vagabonds, "A Perfect Voice"? Two chords. "I'm obsessed with simple songs," explains vocalist and songwriter Matt MacDonald. "Songs that don't change a lot musically but you can feel the dynamics in the melody and rhythm when you listen."

With three full length albums and thousands of miles of touring under their belts, these Vagabonds sincerely hope the ride never ends. "I would like people to remember our band as an honest band, having integrity musically, who didn't follow whatever was hot in the moment but wrote the music we liked," MacDonald says.

"We don't follow whatever trend is going on because we know that those fade quickly. We have a dedicated fanbase who enjoy what we put out. We appreciate them and we try to give them substance. As cliche as it sounds, we want to be remembered as a band that was concerned about the right things and tried to make the world a better place."

Please visit our brand-new website at www.fusionshows.com to purchase tickets (with no added service charges!), and to view full lineups and information, as well as a listing of all of our upcoming events.


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