Saturday, April 20, 2013

THE WONDER YEARS ANNOUNCE IN-STORES


 THE WONDER YEARS
Announce In-Stores & Exclusive Poster

The Greatest Generation Physical Pre-Order
Available in All In-Store Locations APRIL 22nd!

  
 MAY 12TH | 2PM | RHINO RECORDS | CLAREMONT, CA
MAY 12TH | 7PM | SOUNDCHECK HOLLYWOOD | LOS ANGELES, CA

New Album The Greatest Generation available May 14th!

The Greatest Generation Now Available For Pre-Order, here: http://smarturl.it/greatestgeneration
*Limited Edition & Exclusive Bundles Available*

Appearing on 2013 Vans Warped Tour Main Stage 

Purchase "Dismantling Summer" on iTunes, here:

Check Out The Wonder Years' Lyric Video for "Dismantling Summer", here:  http://youtu.be/BgE7Th_VuhM

Philadelphia, PA - April 16, 2013 - In support of the upcoming Record Store Day and independent retailers everywhere, The Wonder Years are announcing a string of acoustic performance & signing events at independent record stores during the release week of The Greatest Generation.  Starting MONDAY, APRIL 22nd fans can go to the stores listed below and pre-order their copy of The Greatest Generation to receive a wristband that guarantees them entry into the event. All other fans will be admitted on a first come first serve basis as store capacity permits. Hopeless Records is also teaming up with independent record stores to provide fans with a chance to get a 12 x 12 heavy stock poster featuring artwork from the first single off the record, "Passing Through A Screen Door". There are only 1,000 of these posters available from independent retailers and only available when fans purchase the record from the store. All in store event locations are carrying the poster and fans can get one when they pre-order the record to get their wristband. Additional independent retailers carrying the exclusive poster will be revealed closer to street date. For more information, please visit:  www.HopelessRecords.com/TWYinstores

The band will be releasing their new album, The Greatest Generation, via Hopeless Records on May 14th, 2013. The album was produced and engineered by Steve Evetts (Saves the Day, Lifetime, Every Time I Die), and mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack). The band will appear on the entire 2013 Vans Warped TourMain Stage this summer, as well as performing their 4 Shows In 24 Hours, May 10th in Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, and ending May 11th in Anaheim. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.TheWonderYearsBand.com. In addition, The Wonder Years have recently announced The Greatest Generation Pop Up Shop in collaboration with Glamour Kills Clothing. The Pop Up Shop will run fromMay 14th - May 17th at Stupid Easy Ideas Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. The shop will feature acoustic performances, signings, movies, food, and limited edition collaborative items!  For updates, please visit: www.GlamourKills.com/twypopup.
 
Consisting of Dan "Soupy" Campbell (lead singer), Casey Cavaliere (guitarist), Matt Brasch (guitarist), Nick Steinborn(keyboardist/guitarist), Joshua Martin (bassist), and Michael Kennedy (drummer)The Wonder Years are a band that started as something of a joke and grew to become recognized around the country, courtesy of a sloppy debut LP that flicked some sort of switch.  Releasing The Upsides in January 2010, a complete departure from The Wonder Years' early work, was just the beginning of an ongoing avalanche of momentum that has led the Philadelphia sextet to the forefront of the pop-punk community.

Engaging musicianship and intimate, instantly relatable lyricism made The Wonder Years a critical darling even before hordes of fans began to take notice. But it didn't take long for everyone to jump on board. Signing to Hopeless Records with their brand of "realist pop-punk" and re-releasing The Upsides with bonus tracks brought about new buzz, and the release of the sprawling, 13-track concept record Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing in June of 2011 confirmed what many thought: The Wonder Years were for real.

Playing shows in basements, backyards and VFW halls the country over in its early years, the band had a DIY mentality long before it broke through to a larger audience. "The idea was that, for a long time, no one wanted to work with The Wonder Years so we said fuck it, we'll do it ourselves," Campbell says.  "We didn't need anyone else. We weren't looking for charity. We were just going to cowboy up and fucking do it."

The Wonder Years graced the cover of Alternative Press, played an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and supported New Found Glory on the Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour to close out 2011. They opened 2012 in a huge way, with the Glamour Kills Tour, which Campbell called the band's "first big-boy headliner."  Leading Polar Bear ClubTransitThe Story So FarA Loss for Words, and Into It. Over It. across the country for six weeks of sold-out shows proved that The Wonder Years are still growing, still making new friends, and breaking new boundaries.

Now, with the bands new release, The Greatest Generationwe will get to see what The Wonder Years have in store for us in 2013.  The band tells us, "We know that this is unequivocally our strongest, most honest and most heartfelt work to date. We can't wait to show everyone what we have in store for this release."

The Wonder Years will release The Greatest Generation via Hopeless Records on May 14th, 2013. For track listing and tour dates, see below. To Pre-Order The Greatest Generation, with limited edition and exclusive bundles available, please visit: http://smarturl.it/greatestgeneration.

For more information, please visit:

Track Listing:
1. There, There
2. Passing Through A Screen Door
3. We Could Die Like This
4. Dismantling Summer
5. The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
6. The Devil in My Bloodstream
7. Teenage Parents
8. Chaser
9. An American Religion (FSF)
10. A Raindance In Traffic
11. Madelyn
12. Cul-de-sac
13. I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral

THE WONDER YEARS' IN-STORES:

5/12               2PM               RHINO RECORDS                                        CLAREMONT, CA
5/12               7PM               SOUNDCHECK HOLLYWOOD                  LOS ANGELES, CA
5/14               7PM               GALLERY OF SOUND                                 WILKES-BARRE, PA
5/15               7PM               NEWBURY COMICS                                     NORWOOD, MA
5/16               6PM               VINTAGE VINYL                                            FORDS, NJ
5/19               1PM               LOONEY TUNES                                           WEST BABYLON, NY

IN STORE CONTACT INFORMATION:


Newbury Comics (781) 255-6995

Vintage Vinyl Records (732) 225-7717

Rhino Records (909) 626-7774

Soundcheck Hollywood (310) 358-0280

Gallery of Sound (570) 208-2833
 
The Wonder Years: 4 Shows In 24 Hours
** Purchase Tickets, here: www.TheWonderYearsBand.com

5/10    6pm            The First Unitarian Church                                         (SOLD OUT) Philadelphia, PA
5/11    12:45 am    The Gramercy Theatre                                                                     New York, NY
5/11    10am          The Bottom Lounge                                                                           Chicago, IL
5/11     6pm           Chain Reaction                                                           (SOLD OUT) Anaheim, CA

UK - Slam Dunk Festival:
May 24            Slam Dunk Festival                            Glasgow, UK
May 25            Slam Dunk Festival                            Leeds, UK
May 26            Slam Dunk Festival                            Hatfield, UK
May 27            Slam Dunk Festival                            Wolverhampton, UK
May 28            Slam Dunk Festival                            Wales Cardiff, UK
May 29            Slam Dunk Festival                            Dublin, Ireland

CANADA w/ Silverstein:
Jun 07              Crocks                                              Thunder Bay, ON
Jun 08              Pyramid Cabaret                                Winnipeg, MB
Jun 09              The Exchange                                   Regina, Sk
Jun 11              The Starlite Room                              Edmonton, AB
Jun 12              The Den                                            Calgary, AB
Jun 14              The Columbia Theatre                        New Westminster, Canada

Vans Warped Tour 2013:
Sat June 15                   White River Amphitheatre                               Seattle, WA
Sun June 16                  Portland Expo Center                                     Portland, OR
Wed June 19                 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre                        San Diego, CA
Thurs June 20               Pomona Fairplex                                            Pomona, CA
Fri June 21                   Pomona Fairplex                                            Pomona, CA
Sat June 22                  Shoreline Amphitheatre                                  Mountain View, CA
Sun June 23                 Seaside Park                                                 Ventura, CA
Wed June 26                NMSU Practice Field                                      Las Cruces, NM
Thur June 27                Quail Run Park                                               Phoenix, AZ
Fri June 28                   Silverton Casino                                             Las Vegas, NV
Sat June 29                  Utah State Fairpark                                        Salt Lake City, UT
Sun June 30                 Sports Authority Field at Mile High                   Denver, CO
Wed Jul 3                     Klipsch Music Center                                      Indianapolis, IN
Fri Jul 5                        Molson Canadian Amphitheatre                       Toronto, ON
Sat Jul 6                       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center                 Buffalo, NY
Sun Jul 7                      PNC Bank Arts Center                                    Holmdel, NJ
Tues Jul 9                    Farm Bureau Live                                            Virginia Beach, VA
Wed Jul 10                   Merriweather Post Pavilion                               Columbia, MD
Thur Jul 11                   Comcast Center                                              Boston, MA
Fri Jul 12                      Susquehanna Bank Center                              Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 13                    Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum                Uniondale, NY
Sun Jul 14                   Comcast Theatre                                             Hartford, CT
Tues Jul 16                  Toyota Pavilion                                               Scranton, PA
Wed Jul 17                   First Niagara Pavilion                                      Pittsburgh, PA
Thur Jul 18                   Blossom Music Center                                    Cleveland, OH
Fri Jul 19                      The Palace of Auburn Hills                              Detroit, MI
Sat Jul 20                     First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre                    Chicago, IL
Sun Jul 21                    Canterbury Park                                             Minneapolis, MN
Tues Jul 23                  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater                         Kansas City, KS
Wed Jul 24                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                        St. Louis, MO
Thur Jul 25                   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood                   Atlanta GA
Fri Jul 26                      Vinoy Park                                                     Tampa, FL
Sat Jul 27                     Cruzan Amphitheatre                                      West Palm Beach, FL
Fri July 28                    Central Florida Fairgrounds                              Orlando, FL
Mon Jul 29                   Charlotte Verizon Wireless                               Charlotte, NC
Tues Jul 30                  Riverbend Music Center                                   Cincinnati, OH
Wed Jul 31                   Marcus Amphitheater                                       Milwaukee, WI
Fri Aug 2                      Gexa Energy Pavilion                                      Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 3                     AT&T Center                                                  San Antonio, TX
Sun Aug 4                    Reliant Center                                                 Houston, TX

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