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Modern Life Is War

Formed: 2002
From: Marshalltown, IA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Modern Life Is War 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.

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Modern Life Is War Announces European Shows

Modern Life Is War is set to return to the U.K. and Europe for a string of new tour dates in April 2015.

“It's been too long since we've been to the UK and Europe,” says singer Jeff Eaton. “A big thank you to all of you who have continually supported this band and awaited our return. April can't come soon enough!”

Fri 10 Apr Sound Control, Manchester
Sat 11 Apr Underworld, London
Sun 12 Apr Nouveau Casino, Paris
Mon 13 Apr Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
Tues 14 Apr Conne Island Leipzig
Wed 15 Apr Arena, Vienna
Thur 16 Apr Underground, Cologne
Fri 17 Apr Dynamo, Eindhoven
Sat 18 Apr De Kreun, Kortijk More...

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Modern Life Is War Announce Final Tour Dates

The initial schedule for Modern Life Is War's final tour has been revealed. Here are the tour dates:

3/28 Milwaukee, WI
3/29 Madison, WI @ Madison Fest W/ The Repos, more
3/30 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen W/ The First Step, more
3/31 Detroit, MI @ Ritz
4/1 Bath, NY @ Murphy Lanes
4/2 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott CC
4/3 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/4 Boston, MA @ ICC
4/6 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
4/7 New Jersey
4/8 Baltimore, MD
4/9 Richmond, VA
4/10 Jacksonville, FL
4/11 Orlando, FL
4/12 Atlanta, GA
4/13 Jackson, MS @ The Ink Spot Gallery
4/14 Memphis, TN
4/15 Louisville, KY
4/16 Indianapolis, IN
4/17 North Pekin, IL @ Planet X Rollerworld W/ Trash Talk, Desperation
4/18 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
4/19 Des Moines, IA
4/20 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb W/ Grave Digging Shovels, Beat Strings
4/21 Waterloo, IA @ Amvets Post 19 W/ Brooks Strause
4/22 Iowa City, IA @ Picador W/ Brooks Strause
4/23 Sioux Falls, SD
4/24 Fargo, ND
4/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock W/ Holding On
4/26 Marshalltown, IA @ Moose Lodge W/ Quick Fix, Holding On, more

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Modern Life Is War Call It Quits

Iowa’s MODERN LIFE IS WAR have posted the following update:

“MODERN LIFE IS WAR will be doing one final tour from March 29th to April 26th. Our last show ever will be April 26th in Marshalltown, Iowa. There is no disaster or dramatic situation behind the break-up. All past and current members of the band are still good friends and there is no bad blood. We just feel like it’s the right time and would rather end things on our own terms than let our band become a ghost of what it was in the beginning or to be ripped apart by outside forces."

"Our first show was on April 20th, 2002 in Tyler’s parents basement. This makes our run as a band almost exactly six years. We want to send a huge thank you out to everyone who supported this band through thick and thin because you care about us as individuals, our music, our message or what we stand for as a band. We also want to thank all the people in the DIY/underground hardcore and punk scenes all over the country and world who work really hard and sacrifice a lot for little to no recognition or money because they love the music and message. I am really proud of all that we have accomplished but know that without the support of that community we would have never had a chance to tour and put out records for so many years. I don’t want to get sentimental and there is no short way of wrapping up all my feelings about this band and these last six years. Above all…I hope we have made some people feel less alone and motivated them to think for themselves, be themselves and take action. Punk rock changed our lives. I hope we contributed something to keep the whole thing going. We are leaving soon…but The future is unwritten…so start writing it. Tour dates will be posted soon. Come sweat and scream and say goodbye to MODERN LIFE IS WAR.”

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Modern Life Is War Cancel Tour Dates

MODERN LIFE IS WAR have posted the following update:

“MLIW is back at home for the moment. There is a family emergency and our only option was to cancel some of the dates on the tour. We will not be making it to any of the shows up to 11/3 at the earliest. Finishing the tour is up in the air. As soon as we know we will let you all know. We are not sure if the shows with RUINER and HOUR OF THE WOLF are still happening, but if they are, PLEASE go out and support them.”

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Ruiner Announce Fall Tour Dates

Ruiner will continue touring this fall, with a solo run to be proceeded by a short tour with Modern Life Is War. Here are the latest tour dates:

Ruiner with Modern Life Is War:
10/22 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center
10/23 Pompton Lakes, NJ @ The Mainstage w/ The Banner
10/24 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
10/27 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
10/28 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
10/29 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Hour of the Wolf
10/30 Charleston, SC @ Cumberland’s w/ Hour of the Wolf
10/31 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Hour of the Wolf, Where It Ends
11/1 Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9 w/ Hour of the Wolf
11/2 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Java Jazz w/ Hour of the Wolf

Ruiner:
11/3 Fort Smith, AR @ TBA
11/4 Tulsa, OK @ the Pinkeye w/ Pulling Teeth, Frightener
11/5 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
11/6 Odessa, TX @ TBA
11/7 Albuquerque, NM @ CJs House
11/8 Phoenix, AZ @ The Chamber w/ Think Fast
11/9 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA w/See it Through
11/10 Orangevale, CA @ Orangevale VFW w/108, Killing Them Dream, See it Through
11/11 Reno, NV @ Open Ground Skatepark w/ 108, See it Through
11/12 Redding, CA @ TBA w/ See it Through
11/13 Portland, OR @ TBA w/ See it Through
11/14 Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall w/ See it Through
11/15 Meridian, ID @ 1682 E. Time Zone Dr w/ See it Through
11/16 Southern UT @ TBA
11/17 Denver, CO @ Sox Place
11/18 Omaha, NE @ TBA
11/19 Cedar Falls, ID @ TBA
11/20 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
11/21 Chicago, IL @ TBA

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Modern Life Is War, Bouncing Souls Tour Dates

Modern Life Is War and World/Inferno Friendship Society will support Bouncing Souls on the road in the Northeast next month. Here are the tour dates:

10/16 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/17 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/18 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
10/19 Providence, RI @ Living Room
10/20 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
10/21 State College, PA @ Cell Block

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Modern Life Is War, Young Widows Tour Dates

Directly prior to hitting the road with Trap Them and Trash Talk, Modern Life Is War will hook up with Young Widows for a small tour. Here are the tour dates:

9/8 Indianapolis, IN @ Harrison Center for the Arts
9/9 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
9/10 Milwaukee, WI @ Shorewood Legion Hall
9/11 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Reverb
9/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
9/14 Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty's North
9/15 Omaha, NE @ American Legion Post 1
9/17 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl

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Modern Life Is War, Trap Them and Trash Talk Tour

Modern Life Is War will hit the road next month for a three-week tour with Trap Them and Trash Talk. Here are the tour dates:

9/22 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
9/23 Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/24 Gainseville, TX @ State Theatre
9/25 Tulsa, OK @ Pinkeye
9/26 Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
9/27 Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
9/28 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
9/29 Boise, ID @ The Venue
9/30 Spokane, WA @ The Blvd
10/1 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/2 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/3 Eugene, OR @ Indigo District
10/4 Reno, NV @ Openground Skatepark
10/5 Berkeley, CA @ Gilman
10/6 Ventura, CA @ The Alpine
10/7 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
10/9 Flagstaff, AZ @ Studio 111
10/11 Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
10/12 Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
10/13 Evansville, IN @ Club 1123
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Roboto Project

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Only Crime Replaces Guitarist

Only Crime has reportedly added former Modern Life Is War guitarist Matt Hoffman to their line-up. Hoffman, a founding member of Modern Life Is War who left the band in 2005, replaces Zach Blair as Blair has chosen to focus on his other band, Rise Against.

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Modern Life Is War Post New Songs Online

You can check out two new songs from MODERN LIFE IS WAR online over at their official MySpace page. The tracks come off the band’s forthcoming new album, Midnight In America, which will be released on August 21st through Equal Vision Records.

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Modern Life is War Announce Summer Tour

Dates for Modern Life is War, who have completed their album, "Midnight In America", as perviously reported, have been announced. The band will be hitting the road with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and He is Legend dates are as follows:

June 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
June 15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
June 18 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’s Downtown
June 19 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 20 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
June 21 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
June 22 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
June 23 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
June 24 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
June 25 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Bar and Billiards
June 27 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
June 28 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
June 29 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
June 30 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
July 1 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
July 2 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
July 3 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
July 5 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
July 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
July 7 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
July 9 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
July 10 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
July 11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
July 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar Theatre
July 15 - West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
July 16 - Springfield, MO @ Remington’s
July 17 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
July 18 - Shelbyville, IN @ The Sanctuary
July 19 - Cincinnati OH @ Bogart’s
July 20 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
July 21 - Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Cafe
July 22 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
July 24 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
July 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at The TLA
July 26 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
July 27 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
July 28 - Peekskill, NY @ Peekskill Elks Lodge
July 29 - Troy, NY @ Revolution Hall
July 30 - Providence, RI @ Living Room
July 31 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs
August 4 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox

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Modern Life Is War Completes New Album

Modern Life Is War has completed work on their forthcoming album, "Midnight In America," with indie-rock producer J. Robbins (Against Me!, Murder By Death).

The Iowa band will be touring this summer with He Is Legend and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster. They will be joined by House of Fools on the first half of the tour, and Paulson on the second.

Expect Modern Life Is War to be carrying a two-song sampler of "Midnight In America" on the road with them featuring the songs "Stagger Lee" and "The Motorcycle Boy Reigns" from the new album.

Midnight In America will be released on August 21st through Equal Vision Records.

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Modern Life Is War, Death Before Dishonor Tour

Modern Life Is War, Death Before Dishonor, and special guest Brooks Strause will tour together late this month through mid-April. Here's the schedule:

tour dates w/ One Dead Three Wounded
4/28 TBA
4/29 Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
4/30 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar and Grill
5/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
5/2 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Club Crannel
5/3 Oneida, NY @ Awesome Fun N Skate
5/4 Indiana, PA @ Chevy Chase Community Center
5/5 Valatie, NY @ American Legion
5/6 Amherst. MA @ MercyHouse
5/7 Boston, MA @ Roman's
5/8 Nashua, NH @ Polish American Hall
5/9 Windham, ME @ Windham Veterans Hall

5/10 Quebec City, QC @ L'ANTI
5/11 Ottowa, ONT @ Montgomery Legion Hall
5/12 Montreal, QC @ LINCO
5/13 Toronto, ONT @ Holy Joes
5/14 London, ONT @ Call The Office
5/15 St. Catherines, ONT @ L3 Nightclub
5/16 Hamilton, ONT @ The Underground
5/17 Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand
5/18 Chicago, IL @ Knights of Columbus
5/19 Iowa City, IA @ TBA

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Modern Life Is War Signs w/ Equal Vision Records

Equal Vision Records has announced the signing of Iowa-based melodic hardcore band, Modern Life Is War.

"We chose to sign with Equal Vision for a couple reasons," explains vocalist Jeffrey Eaton. "Number One, because they can give us the support we need to keep touring year round. And number two, because the label is driven by music and not trends, images and marketing schemes like so many other prominent record labels."

Modern Life Is War are currently at home writing the follow-up to their 2005 album Witness, but will be taking a break in February to preview some new songs on the road with Ambitions and The Geeks. Following the tour, Modern Life Is War has studio time booked with legendary indie/punk producer J. Robbins (Against Me!, Texas Is The Reason, Jets To Brazil) to lay down tracks for the upcoming album, which will also be available on vinyl through Lifeline Records.

Here are the latest Modern Life Is War tour dates:

2/18 - Kansas City, MO @ The Anchor
2/19 - St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
2/20 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
2/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Underground
2/22 - Dayton, OH @ The Water Front
2/23 - Mt. Clemens, MI @ Hayloft Liquor Stand
2/24 - Beloit, WI @ Beloit University

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Watch Ignite's Opening Night On Tour

Ignite have released their anxiously anticipated, and well-received Abacus Recordings debut, Our Darkest Days, and toured, as usual, like madmen this year.

A package tour this year featured Ignite on a bill boasting hardcore favorites Strike Anywhere and Modern Life is War and streetpunk staple A Global Threat. This week's footage comes from the opening date of this tour, in Virginia Beach, VA, with two tracks from the aforementioned album. You can see it here or below. More...

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Kylesa To Tour With Converge in November

Savannah, GA-based sludge rockers KYLESA have been confirmed to support Converge in November for a string of US tour dates. Also appearing alongside Some Girls and Modern Life Is War, the domestic dates will be the first batch of touring plans Stateside after returning from the band’s current tour throughout Europe. The live shows will also be the first dates scheduled for the band following the release of KYLESA’s forthcoming album, ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth' on Oct. 31.

Previously, KYLESA revealed artwork, and track info for the ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth.’ Snippets of the foldout artwork, which was constructed by KYLESA guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants, can been seen here, and links are also provided to both an mp3 and a video for the album’s fourth track, “Where The Horizon Unfolds.”

Prior to departing for the band’s current European tour, KYLESA met up with director Tony Costello of SSD Films to shoot footage for what would become the video for “Where The Horizon Unfolds,” which mixes psychedelic imagery with the track’s haunting, building atmosphere. Marking the debuts of drummers Jeff Porter and Carl McGinley, ‘Time Will Fuse Its Worth’ will see an October 31 release date through Prosthetic Records (a day earlier in European territories).

“When we first started the band, we had planned on having two drummers but it didn't work out, so now it feels like everything is coming together,” Pleasants previously said. “There is definitely a new level of intensity to KYLESA now. Since the new lineup has gotten together we have felt the strongest creative spark yet.”

Kylesa's tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Modern Life is War, Ignite, Strike Anywhere Tour

Modern Life is War are on tour with Strike Anywhere, Ignite, and A Global Threat. Here are the tour dates:

9/1: Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/2: Binghamton, NY @ Mandela Room w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/3: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/4: New York, NY @ CBGB w/ Stirke Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/5: Revere, MA @ Club Lido w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/6: Montreal, QC @ Lambi w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/7: Ottawa, ON @ Babylon w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/8: Toronto, ON @ Reverb w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/9: Hamilton, ON @ The Underground w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/11: London, ON @ Call the Office w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/12: Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/13: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/14: Lansing, MI @ Temple Club w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/16: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/17: Milwaukee, WI @ The Miramar Theatre w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cat's w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/22: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat
9/23: Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Strike Anywhere, Ignite, A Global Threat

Non tour shows:
9/24: Blacksburg, VA @ Oasis World Market w/ Claws Out, Mother Night, The Misled
9/26: St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts w/ Sweating Bullets
9/27: Iowa City, IA @ The Picador (aka Gabe's)
10/7: Topeka, KS @ Static-Midwest Fest w/ Calico System, Dead City, Destroyer Destroyer and more
10/26: Fargo, ND @ VFW

Modern Life is War's reissue of "My Love. My Way" is out September 19th via Deathwish.

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Modern Life is War Cancel Rest of Tour

Deathwish hardcore act Modern Life is War has been forced to cancel the rest of their ongoing tour due to "the death of their van."

Vocalist Jeffrey Eaton sums up the situation on his blog:

"We left denver at 8am bound for our show tonight in Lawrence, Kansas. At 9:30 our van overheated, sprung leaks and the headgasket blew just outside of limon colorado. So after getting it into a shop and realizing that it would take 2 days and at least a grand to bring the green limousine back from the dead we decided to bury the unfaithful bitch right here in this one horse town."

"I am now in the back of a u-haul cargo trailer with no windows for the next 12 hours. There is a sign that says what we are doing can lead to serious injury and death so keep your fingers crossed and we will keep ours crossed cause we really want to make another record and have more good times with friends and loved ones."

For those keeping track, this is the third of the band's vans that has succumbed to fate. The band is asking fans who want to help to check out the band's set at Marshalltown Fest or visit their online store and pick up some merch.

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Modern Life Is War To Re-Issue Debut

Deathwish Inc. has announced plans to re-issue Modern Life Is War's "My Love, My Way" album. The release will feature new packaging, bonus tracks, and complete remastering. Look for the effort to surface this summer.

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Bane, Modern Life Is War, This is Hell Tour

Bane, Modern Life Is War, This Is Hell, and Outbreak will be hooking up in June for a month-long tour. Here are the dates:

6/9 Worcester, MA @ QVCC
6/11 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
6/12 Washington, DC @ The Nation (Side Stage) w/ When Tigers Fight
6/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
6/14 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
6/15 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
6/16 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
6/18 Birmingham AL @ Cave 9 w/ Counting The Days, Ruiner
6/19 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/20 Memphis TN @ The Rally Point w/ That Was Then
6/22 Houston TX @ Java Jazz
6/24 San Antonio TX @ White Rabbit
6/26 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
6/27 Tempe AZ @ The Clubhouse
6/28 San Diego, CA @ Epicenter
6/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound SF
6/30 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
7/1 Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction
7/4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

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