From Autumn To Ashes To 2015

Long Island’s From Autumn To Ashes embarks on its first tour since it went on an “indefinite hiatus” seven years ago – a June-July run that includes Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave and Extinction A.D.
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Formed in 2000, From Autumn To Ashes released its debut album, Too Bad To Be Beautiful, in 2001.  At that time former member Benjamin Perri did much of the screaming vocals while drummer Francis Mark provided the clean vocals.  Perri exited the post-hardcore group shortly after the 2005 release of Abandon Your Friends – a move that resulted in Mark moving into the lead vocalist spot.  On June 9, 2008 the band announced it was going on an indefinite hiatus.

Rumblings that the hiatus was over came in 2014 when the band established a Twitter account and began teasing fans with thoughts of a reunion.  Today’s lineup features Mark on lead vocals along with Brian Deneeve (guitar/backing vocals), Mike Pilato (bass/backing vocals), Rob Lauritsen (guitar) and Jeff Gretz (drums/backing vocals).

Announcing the tour dates earlier today, members of From Autumn To Ashes have been answering fans questions regarding tour stops, or the lack thereof.  When one fan commented on the lack of an Arizona date, the band responded, “ALMOST and in the 11th hour it didn’t work out.  We are dealing with a very finite amount of time for this one.  Next time.”

However, the band not only provided a general answer regarding places not included in the routing, but hinted that the tour might continue.

“If your city isn’t on the list, don’t fret,” the band posted on Facebook.  “We’re still feeling all of this out.  If you are having fun and we KEEP having fun … there will be more.”

From Autumn To Ashes does have a few dates outside of the Hawthorne Heights/Sleepwave/Extinction A.D. package.  The band plays the Revolution Bar in Amityville, N.Y., May 15; the in Asbury Park, N.J., May 17; and the in Montebello, Quebec, June 19.

Here’s the tour routing:

June 18 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
June 20 – Kitchener, Ontario, Wax Nightclub
June 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
June 23 – Columbus, Ohio, Skully’s Music Diner
June 24 – Pontiac, Mich., Pike Room
June 26 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge
June 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa., The Altar Bar
June 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Underground Arts
July 10 – Denver, Colo., Marquis Theater
July 11 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
July 13 – Seattle, Wash., Neumos
July 15 – Orangevale, Calif., The Boardwalk
July 16 – San Francisco, Calif., Slim’s
July 17 – Pomona, Calif., The Glass House Concert Hall
July 18 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre

Hawthorne Heights does not appear June 28.

Tickets go on sale May 8.  For more info, click here for the band’s Facebook home and here for the Twitter feed.