THE MAINE with A ROCKET TO THE MOON, BRIGHTEN, AND THIS CENTURY at the Crofoot Ballroom

TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2013
doors at 630pm
tickets: $20 ADV / $22 DOS (buy tickets)

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THE MAINE with A ROCKET TO THE MOON, BRIGHTEN, and THIS CENTURY at the Crofoot Ballroom



THE MAINE


The Maine is an American rock band from Tempe, Arizona formed in January of 2007. Their first full length, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop was released July 8th, 2008 to critical acclaim. Reaching number 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums, The Maine quickly became a household name.

Their sophomore album, Black and White, saw the beginning of the band’s departure from the steadfast pop heard on their first release, and showcased a more cohesive rock sound. Their major label debut peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Top 200 which led to their first headlining tour in 2010. Following a world tour in 2011, The Maine announced the release of their third album, Pioneer, which was released independently and self­funded after their decision to part ways with Warner Bros. Records. With Pioneer debuting at number 11 on the Billboard Top Alternative chart, The Maine solidified their position as an indie rock band to be reckoned with.

The Maine’s success has lead to tours with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and a co­headline tour with Augustana, as well as extensive dates on the Vans Warped Tour.

On June 4th of this year, The Maine is set to release their fourth full­length album, Forever Halloween. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with their management team, Eighty One Twenty Three, and will be released via Rude Records in Europe, UK, Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. The album, produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, will be the band’s second consecutive self­funded release following their major label departure.

The album was recorded live through analog tape without the use of computer editing techniques which have become the standard in modern recordings. This gave the album an energy that cannot be captured any other way than 5 people performing in a room together. "The tape machine was like having an older, wiser, intimidatingly glowing woman in the room” says frontman John O’Callaghan on the experience. “We were all meeting her for the first time, but she already knew everything there was to know about the five of us. In no single way judgmental, but she sniffed out the bullshit and wouldn't allow us to be anyone we are not. We are now better men for meeting that woman."

In support of their new album, the band will embark on a US tour from June to July. The Maine will take the stage headlining the first ever “The 8123 Tour”. Look for Forever Halloween June 4th and check out www.wearethemaine.net for more information.

 

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