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Just Added: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Soupy of The Wonder Years) will play his first solo shows on the Acoustic Basement Stage July 6-11 on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Check out more in the video below:
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MAY 22, 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Hopeless Records is excited to announce the upcoming release of “We Don’t Have Each Other”, a concept album from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years front-man Dan “Soupy” Campbell. The album will be released July 8th, 2014 and was produced by Ace Enders of The Early November at The Living Room. “I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where The Mountain Goats and The Weakerthans were able to make me fall in love with the people in their songs.” Explains Campbell. “They created such real, whole characters that I found myself invested in their lives and their stories. I then realized that almost every book, every movie, every show that I really love is fiction and that it doesn’t at all effect how deeply I care for the characters.”“Everything I had ever written lyrically up to this point had been non-fiction. I wanted to push myself to get those same emotions out of a character piece, to make a piece of fiction feel just as raw and personal as songs about my life, and so I created a man named Aaron and I set out to truly understand him. I wanted to know where his parents were from and what God he grew up knowing. I wanted to know what football team breaks his heart every December and if he has it in him to give up smoking. I wanted to know how he got here. I wanted to know how he handled tragedy.”Fans can watch an in-depth interview with Campbell elaborating more on Aaron West and his experiences writing the album here: http://smarturl.it/anintrotoaaronwest Composed of 12 tracks, “We Don’t Have Each Other” is the story of the worst year of Aaron’s life. “I worked to channel the aforementioned artists as well as The New Amsterdams, Bright Eyes, Lucero and more to create a dynamic record that finds its stride somewhere between the alt-country and Americana that I grew up with, and the punk and emo that’s become my home.”Songs from the album will see release very soon.Track Listing: 1. Our Apartment2. Grapefruit3. St. Joe Keeps Us Safe4. Runnin’ Scared5. Divorce and the American South6. The Thunderbird Inn7. Get Me Out Of Here Alive8. You Ain’t No Saint9. Carolina Coast10. Going to Georgia by The Mountain GoatsAaron West and The Roaring Twenties will be performing a string of dates in July on the upcoming 2014 Vans Warped Tour. To purchase tickets: http://vanswarpedtour.com/ July 6th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Concert CenterJuly 8th Darien Center, NY – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts CenterJuly 9th Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion July 10th Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center July 11th Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
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Just Added: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Soupy of The Wonder Years) will play his first solo shows on the Acoustic Basement Stage July 6-11 on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Check out more in the video below:

Full Press Release:

MAY 22, 2014 – PHILADELPHIA, PA - Hopeless Records is excited to announce the upcoming release of “We Don’t Have Each Other”, a concept album from Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years front-man Dan “Soupy” Campbell. The album will be released July 8th, 2014 and was produced by Ace Enders of The Early November at The Living Room. 

“I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where The Mountain Goats and The Weakerthans were able to make me fall in love with the people in their songs.” Explains Campbell. “They created such real, whole characters that I found myself invested in their lives and their stories. I then realized that almost every book, every movie, every show that I really love is fiction and that it doesn’t at all effect how deeply I care for the characters.”

“Everything I had ever written lyrically up to this point had been non-fiction. I wanted to push myself to get those same emotions out of a character piece, to make a piece of fiction feel just as raw and personal as songs about my life, and so I created a man named Aaron and I set out to truly understand him. I wanted to know where his parents were from and what God he grew up knowing. I wanted to know what football team breaks his heart every December and if he has it in him to give up smoking. I wanted to know how he got here. I wanted to know how he handled tragedy.”

Fans can watch an in-depth interview with Campbell elaborating more on Aaron West and his experiences writing the album here: http://smarturl.it/anintrotoaaronwest 

Composed of 12 tracks, “We Don’t Have Each Other” is the story of the worst year of Aaron’s life. “I worked to channel the aforementioned artists as well as The New Amsterdams, Bright Eyes, Lucero and more to create a dynamic record that finds its stride somewhere between the alt-country and Americana that I grew up with, and the punk and emo that’s become my home.”

Songs from the album will see release very soon.

Track Listing: 
1. Our Apartment
2. Grapefruit
3. St. Joe Keeps Us Safe
4. Runnin’ Scared
5. Divorce and the American South
6. The Thunderbird Inn
7. Get Me Out Of Here Alive
8. You Ain’t No Saint
9. Carolina Coast
10. Going to Georgia by The Mountain Goats

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties will be performing a string of dates in July on the upcoming 2014 Vans Warped Tour. To purchase tickets: http://vanswarpedtour.com/ 

July 6th Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
July 8th Darien Center, NY – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 9th Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion 
July 10th Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center 
July 11th Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

Full Sail is proud to return as a sponsor of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary music festival, and the third year of The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University.

The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University includes a fully tented stage for acoustic acts to perform in a more intimate setting, allowing attendees a more up-close and personal experience. Throughout the summer, various solo artists and bands from genres including indie, punk, and folk will rotate on the stage’s schedule. Current scheduled performers include: Anthony Raneri (Bayside)Nick Santino (ARTTM)Front Porch StepBrian MarquisMike Herrera (MxPx), and many more.

Check out our Spotify playlist featuring the artists scheduled to perform in the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University this summer.

In addition to presenting the Acoustic Basement stage, four recent Full Sail graduates will have the opportunity to work as interns for the duration of the tour. These coveted internship positions range from managing production office needs, helping to set up the stage and run its sound board, creating blog content that will appear on the official Vans Warped Tour blog site, and creating materials utilizing graphic design skills to support the tour’s well-known brand.

“The internship opportunities that our graduates participate in throughout the Vans Warped Tour provide valuable hands-on experience,” said Dana Roun, Director of Audio Programs at Full Sail University. “We congratulate Vans Warped Tour on its 20th anniversary, and we are grateful for the relationship that allows our alumni to work with this world-renowned tour.”

The 20th Annual Vans Warped Tour kicks off on June 13 in Houston, Texas, and ends on August 3 in Denver, Colorado. Full Sail’s one-of-a-kind 75 foot truck and trailer mobile exhibit, “Full Sail Presents: A Real World Education Experience Powered by Sony 4K,” will join the tour during select dates. The university will also provide an on-site presence at each tour stop that will allow visitors to mix in real time using a Raven MTX touch screen console, play student created games through retro arcade gaming stations, and participate in autograph signings with the Florida-based rock band, Mayday Parade. For photos, videos, and updates from the Acoustic Basement throughout the summer, be sure to like Full Sail on Facebook and visit FullSailBlog.com.

Comedian Erik Griffin (Montez from Comedy Central’s hit show Workaholics) will be performing a special live set June 22 at the Mountain View, CA stop of the Vans Warped Tour at the Acoustic Basement stage.

Make sure to come check out his set and hang out with him at the Side One Dummy Records tent. Check out some of his clips below:

Erik as Montez on Workaholics:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrvmG0WEAUY

Erik as Montez in a Workaholics music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtjfYsXIx_8

Erik stand-up clip from his Comedy Central special:
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/oh5q0o/the-half-hour-workaholics-fans

Another from his Comedy Central special:
http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/mhzgrh/the-half-hour-emmy-award-dates

On Monday May 20th, Full Sail University Acoustic Basement artist Monte Pittman (guitarist of Madonna) will jam with students at Pio Pico Middle School in Los Angeles, which is participating in the free Little Kids Rock music program. 

In addition he will be arriving with free instruments for the students, courtesy of Moksha Yoga LA’s 30-day “Sweat For Change” fundraising Crowdrise challenge, which raised nearly $115,000 for Little Kids Rock to restore and revitalize music education in under-served public schools nationwide.

More info at http://www.littlekidsrock.org

Just added: Charlotte Sometimes (NBC’s The Voice), Joey Briggs (The Briggs), Travis Alexander (Ghost Thrower, Therefore I Am), American Opera (ex-Your Best Friend) and more artists announced for Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. See below for specific dates and full list of added artists:

Charlotte Sometimes 7/6, 7/7, 7/10, 7/16
Joey Briggs 6/15-6/21, 6/23-6/28
Travis Alexander 7/11-7/14
American Opera 7/17-7/20
Tidewater 8/2-8/4
McDougall 6/15-6/16
Mandolyn Mae 7/23-7/24
City of Ghosts 7/31
Tess Dunn 6/22
Tyler Matl 7/25

Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement stage returns for Vans Warped Tour 2013: http://www.fullsailblog.com

Last summer, the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University was a part of the Vans Warped Tour for the first time. The intimate, tented stage quickly became a popular spot for fans to get out of the sun and enjoy an acoustic set from some of their favorite Warped Tour artists. We’re happy to announce the that the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement will return for another summer on the Warped Tour, which kicks off June 15 in Seattle, Washington…(Read the full blog post here: http://www.fullsailblog.com/full-sail-university-acoustic-basement-returns-to-warped-tour/ )

Win a chance to play Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage at Vans Warped Tour http://www.battleofthebands.com

Ernie Ball’s 17th Annual Battle of the Bands includes a chance to play Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage. 1 winner per date will be chosen to open up the Acoustic Basement Stage on each date. Go to http//www.battleofthebands.com sign up and select Acoustic Basement Stage and then start spreading the word to get votes. 

2013 Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Lineup Announcement Video from Brian Marquis.

The Full Sail University Acoustic Basement Stage returns for Vans Warped Tour 2013! The all-acoustic stage, presented by Full Sail University,made its debut last summer and enthusiasm from concertgoers was so positive that we are doing it bigger and better for 2013!

This summer the stage will feature Craig Owens of Chiodos, I Can Make A Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), William Beckett of  The Academy Is…, Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche, Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Matt Embree of RX Bandits, The American Scene, Allison Weiss, Kevin Seconds, Monte Pittman of Madonna, Austin Lucas, Brian Marquis, Charlie Simpson, Owen Plant, The Tower and The Fool (ex-Boys Like Girls/Therefore I Am) and Billy the Kid.

Each date will also feature impromptu performances by other artists on the tour and special guests. Last year we had surprise guests like Yellowcard, Sleeping With Sirens, Anti-Flag, John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and more - so, you never know who you might catch at the Acoustic Basement! We also listened to your feedback and made some improvements for this year. We increased the size of the tent, raised the stage for better visibility and will have a more powerful sound system to make sure your experience is the best it can be!

Want a chance to play the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement?! Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands will feature a chance for 1 winner per date to play the Acoustic Basement along with their yearly contest to play the Ernie Ball Stage. Go to http://www.battleofthebands.com to sign up! Want to know more about Full Sail University? Check us out here: http://www.fullsail.edu

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