State Champs return to Ireland for Academy Dublin show
With Seaway, Stand Atlantic & Woes
The Academy, Dublin
Monday 22nd October 2018
Tickets €19 on sale Fri 1st Jun 9am – buy yours here.
Fresh off the back of the release of their brand new single ‘Mine Is Gold’ yesterday, State Champs have today announced the dates for the first leg of their ‘Living Proof’ tour. Kicking off the ‘Living Proof’ album cycle, the New York lads are hitting nine cities around the UK & Ireland stopping off in the Academy Dublin on October 22nd. But wait, there’s more! They’re taking along Seaway, Stand Atlantic and WOES for the ride. “After a long cycle on Around The World and Back, we’re excited about being back to Europe with Living Proof out in the world. We’ve got a whole new batch of songs, bigger and better production than we’ve ever done, as well as a new attitude. Europe has always proved to us that it is a place that loves Champs and we fully recognise and appreciate that, which is why we will never stop coming. See you soon!” says bassist Ryan Scott Graham.
Albany, New York-based pop-punk band State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. Based around singer Derek Discanio’s wailing vocals, the band was filled out by guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz and bassist William Goodermote; they were eventually joined by drummer Evan Ambrosio. After a demo circulated, the band released the Overslept EP in late 2012, and followed with full-length The Finer Things in 2013. An acoustic revamp of The Finer Things — The Acoustic Things EP — was released in late 2014. A year later, the band released their second LP, Around the World and Back, on Pure Noise Records. The album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for State Champs, reaching number 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 and laying the foundation for two years of hard touring. They issued a deluxe version of the same album with a DVD and a number of bonus songs in early 2017. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi
Tickets priced €19 including fees go on sale Friday 1st June at 9am – buy yours here.