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Latest Boysetsfire News

Below is our complete Boysetsfire 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.

Boysetsfire European Tour Announced

Boysetsfire will be touring Europe with the below run of confirmed festival and club shows booked.

06/22-24 Scheessel, GER – Hurricane Festival
06/22-24 Neuhausen ob Eck, GER – Southtside Festival
06/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturpark Schlachthof (‘Punk In Drublic‘)
06/25 TBA, GER – TBA
06/26 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal (feat. Silverstein & Higher Power)
06/27 Wien, AUT – Arena (feat. Higher Power)
06/28 TBA, GER – TBA
06/29 Berlin, GER – So36
06/30 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest

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Funeral For A Friend Streaming New Cover Track

Welsh post-hardcore band Funeral For A Friend has premiered a new cover of BoySetsFire’s song “Rookie” today at AltPress.com (also available below).

The song is featured on a two-track split record, which also features Boysetsfire covering Funeral For A Friend’s “1045 Amsterdam Conversations.” The split 7” vinyl will be released in the U.S. on May 13th by No Sleep Records and is currently available for pre-order here.

“When it came down to figuring out what BSF track we wanted to cover it wasn't easy,” says FFAF’s Matthew Davies. “We all had our favourites but we just had to figure out which song collectively made sense. After the Eulogy is such an inspirational record and we all love 'Rookie,' it's probably the most recognizable BSF song and we figured because of it's connection with people that we should give it a shot. We recorded it in a day. It was so much fun to play, it's such an anthem.” More...

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The Blackout Argument To Support Boysetsfire

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT will support BOYSETSFIRE on their final European tour in May.

The band had this to say about the opportunity: "We're extremely thrilled about being granted this honor. Everyone in the band loves Boy Sets Fire and sharing the stage with them on their last European shows ever is the coolest shit."

Here are The Blackout Argument tour dates with BoySetsFire & Dear Tonight:

11.05.2007 – Wiesbaden (D) – Schlachthof *
12.05.2007 – Berlin (D) – Schlagwerk
13.05.2007 – Amsterdam (NL) – Melkweg *
14.05.2007 – Nuernberg (D) – Lowensaal *
15.05.2007 – to be announced
16.05.2007 – Zuerich (CH) – Dynamo *
17.05.2007 – Munich (D) – Backstage w/ Hell is For Heroes
18.05.2007 – Leipzig (D) – Conne Island *
19.05.2007 – Hamburg (D) – Uebel und Gefaehrlich *


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Boy Sets Fire Sets Dates For Farewell Tour

Boy Sets Fire has announced the dates for their farewell tour, which will hit Europe in mid-May. Here are the tour dates:

5/11 Wiesbaden D @ Schlachthof
5/12 Herten D @ T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds
5/13 Amsterdam NL @ Melkweg
5/14 Nuernberg D @ Loewensaal
5/15 Vienna A @ Arena
5/16 Zurich CH @ Dynamo
5/17 Saarbruecken D @ Garage
5/18 Leipzig D @ Conne Island
5/19 Hamburg D @ Uebel & Gefaehrlich

The band is also working on one final U.S. show in Philadelphia.

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Boy Sets Fire Guitarist Suffers Major Injuries

Boy Sets Fire has postponed their final show, scheduled for September in Philadelphia, as a result of an injury sustained by guitarist Josh Latshaw. The group has released the following statement:

"Hold off on buying your tickets or airline tickets for the last show. Josh has suffered a horrible injury at work and is currently in the hospital with a broken neck, 2 broken vertebrae, and a collapsed lung. We do not know how long his rehab will be and will await the final show pending his health... please keep Josh in your thoughts and hearts. Details will be posted as soon as there are more."

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Boy Sets Fire Calling It Quits

Boy Sets Fire will be breaking up this fall. Formed in 1994, the Delaware band has previously released material with Initial Records, Victory Records, Wind-Up Records, and Equal Vision Records, among others. Here's a statement from the band:

"Dear friends, it is not with a heavy heart that we write these words but with a head held high. We wanted to collectively inform you that Boysetsfire has decided to retire. Thank you all for your support and belief in us over the last 12 years... please know it meant the world to us. Boysetsfire for us was always a vehicle for changing the world and we believe that change comes about by starting with yourself, so instead of awaiting certain things to come our way, as always we decided to take our destiny in our own hands. We're not sure which path each of us will take from here on out, but we plan to continue following our dreams... we will play all the shows of our upcoming European tour and possibly one or two last shows on the East Coast sometime this fall (we will keep you posted on this). Good-night."

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Metal, Hardcore Bands Confirmed for Reading Fest

A host of hardcore and metal acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer in the UK. The event will take place on August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Performing along with such large acts as Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Artic Monkeys will be:

Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
The Bled

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Boy Sets Fire, Versus The Mirror Tour

Dates have been announced for Boy Sets Fire's upcoming tour with Versus The Mirror and The Fully Down. Here are the latest tour dates:

4/26 Detroit, MI @ Alvin's
4/27 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
4/28 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
4/29 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
4/30 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
5/1 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
5/2 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
5/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
5/5 Boise, ID @ The Venue
5/6 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/7 Portland, OR @ Rock N' Roll Pizza
5/8 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/9 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
5/10 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
5/11 Hollywood, CA @ the Knitting Factory
5/13 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
5/15 San Antonio, TX @ Sanctuary
5/17 Houston, TX @ Javajazz Coffeehouse
5/19 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
5/20 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
5/21 Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/22 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/23 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St. Club
5/24 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/25 Levittown, NY @ Ritual
5/26 South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
5/27 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises

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The Esoteric Plan More Tour Dates, New Video

Lawrence Kansas’ THE ESOTERIC will be hitting the road next month in support of the highly-regarded With The Sureness of Sleepwalking alongside From Autumn To Ashes, Boysetsfire, and Biology, continuing the band’s relentless road work for a 12-date trek. The tour will then be followed up with dates alongside Bear Vs Shark.

In January, the band will shoot a video for “Your New Burden,” the second track from With The Sureness of Sleepwalking (Prosthetic Records) to receive the video treatment. The video for “Ram-Faced Boy,” directed by Matt Bass (Time In Malta, Rasputina), is currently available on video outlets like MTV2 and Fuse, as well as online at Prosthetic Records.

THE ESOTERIC with From Autumn To Ashes, Boy Sets Fire, Biology tour dates are as follows:

11/02 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
11/03 Tampa, FL – Masquerade
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/05 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
11/07 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
11/08 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz
11/09 Norfolk, Va – The Norva
11/10 Baltimore, MD - Sonar Lounge
11/11 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
11/12 Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
11/13 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

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Boy Sets Fire Tour Dates

Boy Sets Fire have lined up a few weeks of November touring. Here's the latest:

dates w/ From Autumn To Ashes
11/2 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
11/3 Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade
11/4 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/5 Lake Bueno Vista, FL @ House of Blues
11/6 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/7 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/8 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
11/09 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva Theatre

11/10 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/13 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/14 New York City, NY @ Tribeca Rock Club

dates w/ The Fall Of Troy
11/15 Boston, MA @ Axis
11/16 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
11/18 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels Skatepark
11/19 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannell

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Hellfest 2005 Announces Another 39 Bands

HELLFEST 2005, which takes place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has announced the next 39 bands out of the 188 total bands playing this year's festival (and they're still not done). Here are the latest additions:


Against Me!
A Love For Enemies
A Murder of Crows
Anorexic Beauty Queen
At All Cost
Between Walls
Boy Sets Fire
Burning Season
Calico System
Classic Case
Glass and Ashes
Haste The Day
I am Idaho
MC Goldie Wilson
None More Black
Norma Jean
Planes Mistaken for Stars
Smoke or Fire
Strike Anywhere
Summers End
Sworn Enemy
Beautiful Mistake, The
Unseen, The
Time Of Need
Triple Threat
When Tigers Fight


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Boy Sets Fire, The Sleeping Mini Tour

Boy Sets Fire, The Sleeping, and A Wilhelm Scream will be hooking up for several April dates in New England. Here's the info:

4/21 Danbury CT @ The Empress
4/22 Portland ME @ The Station
4/23 Providence RI @ The Living Room
4/24 Farmingdale NY @ The Downtown

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Boy Sets Fire To Begin Work On Album

Boy Sets Fire look to begin the pre-production process for their next album in January. The group expects to select a studio and producer for the album in the very near future as well. Here's what BSF bassist Robert Ehrenbrand says about the new material:

"As you can imagine we can't wait to go ahead and finally throw these songs down. We have about 25 to 30 songs and will have to decide which ones will end up on the record. They are all very different and unique little bastards and I guess there will be a couple of real surprises on the next CD for you as well as for us. We really tried over the course of the last year to be as open as possible to whatever we felt at the time musically without watering down the essence of this band, but instead finding this essence in different places, which, in my case, was what first drew me to a record like 'The Day The Sun Went Out.' I think this upcoming release has the potential to be a real emotional roller coaster and I can't wait for you to hear it."

In related news, the band expects to resume touring in April.

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