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Saosin

Formed: 2003
From: Newport Beach, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Saosin News

Below is our complete Saosin news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Saosin Parts with EMI/Virgin/Capitol

Post hardcore band Saosin, who parted ways with EMI/Virgin/Capitol a few weeks ago, appears to be looking into a new record deal. The band originally tweeted:

Yes, we parted ways with emi/virgin/capitol. Not a huge deal to us. Were very excited about taking a DIY route again.

In a recent reply, they tweeted:

yea, were switching labels. Should be back up in the nezt week. The music business is a tough one these days

The band has not updated any of the following on their website, however.

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Saosin Announces U.S. Tour

Saosin will return to the road in the U.S. this month after spending time touring South East Asia in support of their sophomore release "In Search Of Solid Ground," which was released on Sep. 8th, 2009. The Orange County based quintet will headline the bill with support from Maylene and The Sons of Disaster, which started in Bakersfield, CA on February 18th and will finish up in Pomona, CA on March 21st. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

2/23 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
2/24 Sauget, IL Pop’s
2/25 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter
2/26 Chicago, IL Cubby Bear
2/27 Detroit, MI Shelter
2/28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
3/2 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
3/3 Cambridge, MA Harper’s Ferry
3/4 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
3/5 Providence, RI Jerky’s Live Music Hall
3/6 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
3/7 Virginia Beach, VA Skate High
3/9 Richmond, VA Canal Club
3/10 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
3/11 Nashville, TN Exit/In
3/12 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
3/13 South Columbia, SC St. Patricks Day at Five Points
3/14 Greensboro, SC Greene Street
3/17 Denver, CO Keggs and Eggs
3/18 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
3/19 Tuscon, AZ Club Congress
3/20 San Bernardino, CA Stinger’s Bar and Nightclub
3/21 Pomona, CA Glass House

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Free Stuff Roundup: November 15-21

We've got two new giveaways up (full details on our new contests page).

American Carnage

First up, Metalunderground.com and AEG Live are giving away a pair of tickets to each the Nashville, Tennessee (1/31) and Atlanta, Georgia (Feb 1) "American Carnage" shows, featuring Slayer, Megadeth, and Testament.

Slayer & Megadeth
w/ Testament
January 31
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
On sale Fri, Nov. 20th

Slayer & Megadeth
w/ Testament
February 1
The Arena at Gwinnett
On sale Fri, Nov. 20th

Saosin Giveaway

Next up, in celebration of Saosin’s recent release, "In Search of Solid Ground," the band and MetalUnderground.com want to hook up one lucky winner with a major prize pack, including a Fender Squire Bass, Ibanez Electric Guitar, Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar, and an Evans Drumhead, all signed and played by the members in the "Changing" music video. Enter now for your chance to win this incredible prize at this location. All entries must be received by Decmeber 18, 2009.

Saosin is currently headlining the Pac Sun tour through December. Check out their MySpace Page to find out when they will be in a city near you!

Get the details on how to enter to win in these contests here.

And don't forget to enter to win a rare Killswitch Engage-themed guitar, skinned in the art of their latest self-titled album, in that contest that is still accepting entries.

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Today Only: Live Nation Announces 2-for-1 Deal

Live Nation announced a 2-for-1 club concert ticket deal on 200,000 tickets to over 350 concerts in 29 of its club venues across the country. Available only at LiveNation.com for TODAY ONLY (Wednesday, October 7th), fans will get two tickets for the price of one, a 50% savings, to see any of a wide variety of artists across genres.

This 2-for-1 concert ticket experience is only available at Live Nation clubs in the U.S. including House of Blues and The Fillmore venues. Relevant (to Metalunderground.com readers) artists from their list include but aren’t limited to Dethklok, and possibly The Used, Saosin, and the Misfits.

Promotion will execute via a 50% discount off the total price and fees of tickets in multiples of two. Lawn, general admission or reserved tickets subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Parking and shipping fees may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Saosin Announced as Headliner For Vans Warped Tour

Orange County quintet Saosin have announced plans to headline the Hurley stage during the 2009 Vans Warped tour which kicks off in Pomona, CA on June 26th (full schedule below). This will be the fourth year the band has played the festival, the first back in 2004 before they signed to Capitol Records or recorded their critically acclaimed 2006 self-titled debut album. California fans will have a chance to see Saosin live before Warped Tour when they play the Bamboozle Left festival on April 5th in Irvine, CA. June will be a busy month for Saosin as they will also release their new studio album.

"We've always been stoked to be a part of Warped Tour and can't wait to play songs from the new record for all the kids that come out this year," said frontman Cove Reber.

Saosin have become road warriors over the last few years, touring the world relentlessly since the release of their first EP, 2003's Translating the Name. They have played 3 Vans Warped tours, 3 Rockstar Taste of Chaos tours, 2007's Projekt Revolution tour plus multiple headlining treks and supporting outings with such bands as AFI, Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Incubus, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and many others. They've played gigs in Australia, Japan, Jakarta, Indonesia, Bali and Singapore. In that time, they've released 2 EP's, their debut full-length and Come Close, a live CD/DVD set.

Before heading out on tour with the Underoath last fall, Saosin partnered with global youth brand Hurley to record demos in the Hurley Costa Mesa, CA studio and allowed fans to be a part of the process through a real-time, multi-camera audio/video feed streamed on hurley.com. The band laid down 18 tracks during the self-produced Hurley sessions. Three of the new songs plus acoustic versions of an older track were made available on The Grey EP which was sold during the Underoath tour and exclusively at hurley.com. In January, the band teamed up with producer Butch Walker (Sevendust, Fall Out Boy, Pink) to finish the album in a studio in Malibu, CA and once again, opened the sessions to fans with Hurley through real-time streams on hurley.com. The final album which fans have been eagerly awaiting is expected to be released in June.

Saosin tour dates on the Vans Warped Tour 2009: More...

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It Prevails Announces UK Headlining Tour Dates

Portland melodic hardcore band, It Prevails, will be headlining a UK tour for the first time ever in August 2009. It Prevails will be touring in support of their second full-length "Capture and Embrace," The album be mixed by Beau Burchell of Saosin. Support for the tour comes from Through Solace from South Wales.

Tour dates are as follows:

08/07 - Canterbury @ Northgate Community Centre
08/08 - London @ The Underworld, Metalfest
08/09 - Southampton @ Hampton's
08/10 - Birmingham @ Eddie's Rock Club
08/11 - Newport @ TJ's
08/12 - Brighton @ The Freebutt
08/13 - Manchester @ Satan's Hollow
08/14 - Leeds @ Joseph's Well
08/15 - Glasgow @ The Classic Grand
08/16 - Aberdeen @ Drummond's Cafe

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Warped Tour 2009 Line-up and Tour Dates Revealed

The bands (barring special guiests, to be announced) and initial routing for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour have been announced. The popular punk tour, which oftens features a number of hardcore and metalcore acts, is in its 15th year. Some of the notable heavier (relatively speaking, of course) bands on this year's lineup include the likes of Black Tide, Gallows, Chiodos, Saosin, Senses Fail, The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, and more.

Additionally, this year the tour will feature one main stage in addition to the other stages, and bands will have 40 minutes to play instead of the shorter sets in past years.

The bands and tour dates follow. More...

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Underoath's Entire New Album and Video Online

You can now listen to Underoath's entire new album, "Lost In The Sound Of Separation," streaming on Underoath's MySpace page. The album is out in stores and online this coming Tuesday, September 2nd. It is also still available for pre-order at Underoathmerch.com, Zambooie, Interpunk and Smartpunk, and now is up over at iTunes.

You can also check out Underoath's new video for the song, "Desperate Times Desperate Measures" off their new album, "Lost In The Sound Of Separation." You can watch it over at the MTV2 Headbangers Blog now.

The video will also premiere Saturday night at 10 PM EST/PST on MTV2's "You Rock The Deuce" and then again the following hour on Headbanger's Ball.

Finally, to celebrate the release of "Lost In The Sound Of Separation," Underoath will be doing a signing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square at 4PM on September 2nd. The first 500 customers to by the album at the Times Square location only on Tuesday, September 2nd beginning at 9 AM will receive a wristband to attend this very special event at 4PM. Time and space are limited so please arrive early.

1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 921-1020

Underoath will be hitting the road this fall on a headlining tour with Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, and in various markets; P.O.S, person L, The Famine. Check out their MySpace page for all the dates and details. Tickets are on sale now.

Here are the latest Underoath tour dates: More...

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Alexisonfire, The Bled, Saosin Candian Tour

Alexisonfire, Saosin, The Bled, and Antiflag will tour Canada in December. The following tour dates have been confirmed:

12/1 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Pacific National Exhibition
12/2 Kamloops, British Columbia @ Interior Savings Centre
12/3 Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/4 Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/6 Edmonton, Alberta @ Shaw Conference Centre
12/7 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Saskatoon Prarieland
12/9 Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
12/10 Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Thunder Bay Theatre
12/12 London, Ontario @ John Labatt Centre
12/13 Ottawa, Ontario @ Ottawa Civic Centre
12/14 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec @ CEGEP de Trois-Rivieres
12/15 Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
12/16 Mississagua, Ontario @ International Centre’s Arrow Hall

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More Bands Confirmed For Saints And Sinners

ALL SHALL PERISH, FROM FIRST TO LAST, SHAI HULUD, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HORSE THE BAND are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Saints & Sinners Festival, set to take place November 3-4 at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, November 3, 2007:

AGAINST ME!
SAVES THE DAY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ALESANA
AUGUST BURNS RED
BANG CAMARO
BELA KISS
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
ELYSIA
FOUR LETTER LIE
HIP HOP KARAOKE
HORSE THE BAND
KADDISFLY
LOVE HATE HERO
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NEWLYWED DISASTER
STRIKE ANYWHERE
THE CASUALTIES
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
THE NUMBER 12 LOOKS LIKE YOU
WHITECHAPEL
& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Sunday, November 4, 2007:

GLASSJAW
A SKYLIT DRIVE
ALEXISONFIRE
ALL SHALL PERISH
ANIMOSITY
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLESS THE FALL
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
DECEMBER AETERNALIS
ENVY ON THE COAST
FROM FIRST TO LAST
MISERY SIGNALS
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
NORMA JEAN
SAOSIN
SHAI HULUD
SILVERSTEIN
SUICIDE SILENCE
WALLS OF JERICHO

For more information, visit www.saintsandsinnersfest.com.

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Saosin, Norma Jean, Alexisonfire Tour Dates

Saosin, Norma Jean, and Alexisonfire will team up for a tour this fall. Confirmed tour dates include:

10/1 Fresno, CA @ The Rainbow Ballroom
10/2 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
10/4 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
10/5 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/6 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/7 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/9 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
10/10 Houston, TX @ Meridian
10/11 Austin, TX @ Emos
10/12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/13 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
10/15 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/16 Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
10/17 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
10/18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/19 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
10/21 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

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Projket Revolution 2007 Bands Rumored

In addition to My Chemical Romance, Placebo, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Saosin, The Bled and Mindless Self Indulgence are rumored to be confirmed for Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour. Details on the tour will be announced shortly.

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AOL Streams Live NIN, Saosin and Pagoda

AOL Music has concert highlights from Nine Inch Nails' 2006 'With Teeth Tour' that you can watch online.

On the not really-metal-but-has-a-heavy-vibe front, they also have a full stream of grunge-influenced Pagoda's new self-titled album as well as a "Sessions Under Cover with Saosin" feature. Ok, although Saosin have heavier roots, this feature might not be heavy at all given that it includes a cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and some acoustic tracks.

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Taste of Chaos 2007 Tour Dates Announced

Clearly less metal that past editions of the tour but still relevant, dates for the 2007 Taste of Chaos Tour have been announced. The tour will kick off on February 15th and will be headlined by 30 Seconds to Mars with The Used, Senses Fail, Saosin, Chiodos and Evaline performing. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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N. American Taste of Chaos 2007 Lineup Announced

The full line-up for the 2007 North American Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour has been announced. The tour will be co-headlined by the Used and 30 Seconds To Mars and will feature Senses Fail, Saosin, Aiden, Chiodos, and Evaline as support.

The tour will kick off February 15th of next year in Seattle, however, no other dates have been announced yet.

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Saosin Stop Screaming On New Album

MTV.com talked to Saosin's current singer about their more melodic approach to their latest full-length. Here's an excerpt:

There's one thing Saosin singer Cove Reber really hates about the screamo and post-hardcore scenes that spawned his band: the screaming.

"What's the point?" he asked during a telephone interview from Australia on the group's worldwide Taste of Chaos tour. "Everyone's doing it now, and it's lost any meaning it might have once had. I'd much rather get across the same kind of emotion through an aggressive vocal melody."

Reber's consciously tuneful vocals make Saosin's self-titled major-label debut significantly more accessible than their screamy 2003 EP Translating the Name, which featured a different singer. The new album is also more musically developed. Over the past three years, the Newport Beach, California, musicians -- Reber, guitarists Beau Burchell and Justin Shekoski, bassist Chris Sorenson and drummer Alex Rodriguez -- have figured out how to anticipate one another's moves and complement each other's strengths. They've also learned patience and strategy.

"We kind of talk secretly behind each other's backs all the time," Reber explained. "If one of us doesn't like something that someone else wrote, we won't go to that person and tell them we don't like it. We'll talk to everyone instead, and then figure out what we have to do to make it a good song if it has potential."

Their game plan seems to be working. Saosin is a multifaceted offering that combines granite-heavy rhythms, metallic licks and strong hooks with cotton-candy harmonies that are equal parts Def Leppard and Blink-182. The album debuted at #22 on the Billboard albums chart, and single "Voices" has been embraced by radio and video outlets. The song, which features tinny, layered guitars over stuttering drums, is about the way people put on different faces depending on who they're talking to. "I think that even if you don't know someone, you shouldn't speak to them like they're a stranger, because we're all part of this big melting pot and we need to work together to make our lives better," Reber said. "Instead of taking steps backwards, it's about moving forwards."

The positive message in "Voices" is pretty representative of the rest of the album -- and typical of Saosin's desire to break beyond the anger and cynicism of most post-hardcore. For Reber, good music doesn't fuel misery and resentment, it inspires discussion and offers solutions.

"We really wanted to write a CD that portrayed who we are as people and what we love to be doing onstage, which is having a good time and smiling," Reber said. "And I think that's something that has been missing from our genre of music. It's not just instilling hope in people, it's helping those people with the hope that they have, and getting them out of the place that they've been stuck in if it's a bad place in their life."

One reason Reber approaches music differently than many of his peers is that he retains the influence of the mainstream artists he was listening to before he discovered bands like Thursday and Taking Back Sunday. "I grew up singing stuff like Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing' and [Tracy Chapman's] 'Talkin' Bout a Revolution,' and not even knowing the right words," Reber laughed. "There's melody and emotion in those songs, but not anger, and I remember them being a really positive force in my life. And now, every time I listen to those songs I just start smiling because they remind be of being a little kid again."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Alexisonfire, Senses Fail, Saosin, etc. Tour Dates

Alexisonfire, Senses Fail, Saosin and The Sleeping will be playing a string of dates together in early 2007. Here are the tour dates:

1/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
1/11 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
1/12 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
1/13 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/14 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/22 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/26 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
1/27 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
1/29 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom
1/31 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
2/1 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
2/2 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/3 Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis

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Bleeding Through, Saosin, Senses Fail Tour Dates

Bleeding Through and Saosin will tour with Senses Fail in late-November and December. Here are the latest tour dates:

11/24 Boston, MA @ Avalon
11/28 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/1 Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
12/2 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/3 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
12/6 Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
12/7 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
12/8 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/9 Salt lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/10 Boise, ID @ Big Easy
12/12 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12/13 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/15 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
12/16 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
12/17 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
12/19 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
12/21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

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Watch Saosin's "Voices" Video Online

Saosin are out with the video to their new single 'Voices', from the band's self-titled debut out September 26th. You can watch it at Yahoo! Music.

As previously reported, Saosin are to tour with the Taste of Chaos 2006 tour this fall.

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Saosin's New Single Makes Its Way Online

Saosin's new single "Voices" has been posted online here. The bands new self-titled album is expected out through Capitol on September 26th.

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