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Smile Empty Soul

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Below is our complete Smile Empty Soul 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.

Killswitch Engage To Headline Dirt Fest

Killswitch Engage will return to Michigan to headline Dirt Fest 2014. Coming off of a Rock On The Range appearance and a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance for “In Due Time” from latest Roadrunner Records release "Disarm the Descent," Killswitch closes the band's 2013-2014 World Tour at Dirt Fest 2014.

The 2014 Dirt Fest lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Hed Pe, Nonpoint, Chimaira, Battlecross, Gemini Syndrome, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Redlight King, Like A Storm, Nothing More, Eyes Set To Kill, Gift Giver, Blue Felix, Psychostick, and a special mystery co-headliner to be announced on July 19th.

The town of Birch Run, MI will once again get turned on its head at Dirt Fest 2014 on Saturday, August 9th. The festival celebrates its 16th year and is hosted by Matt and Andy Dalton of Dalton Brothers Entertainment, along with Banana 101.5 FM. More...

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Smile Empty Soul Adds New Tour Dates

California alternative rock trio, Smile Empty Soul, has announced additional tour dates for May/June following the completion of the West Coast "Civil Unrest Tour" with Wayne Static, Otep, and Dope.

After wrapping up the 11-city "Civil Unrest Tour" on May 20th, the band will headline several dates throughout the remainder of the month. The trio will then meet up with Wayne Static for additional supporting dates beginning June 1st. A full list of all confirmed tour dates can be seen below, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

"We're excited to be touring with this great group of bands that have been doing this at a high level for so long," said Smile Empty Soul guitarist/vocalist, Sean Danielsen. "It's a real quality lineup." More...

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Smile Empty Soul To Tour With Wayne Static

Smile Empty Soul has announced an upcoming West Coast tour, "The Civil Unrest Tour," with headliner Wayne Static. Otep, Dope, and Thira will round out the bill for the tour beginning May 8th in Fresno, California. A full list of confirmed "The Civil Unrest Tour" dates can be seen below.

"We're excited to be touring with this great group of bands that have been doing this at a high level for so long," said Smile Empty Soul guitarist/vocalist, Sean Danielsen. "It's a real quality lineup."

Smile Empty Soul is touring in support of its sixth studio album, "Chemicals," which was released in October. Catch the band live: More...

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Smile Empty Soul Kicking Off U.S. Tour

California's Smile Empty Soul will kick off a U.S. tour tonight in Las Vegas, which will run through the end of March. The band will play several headlining shows before meeting up with Hed PE for the co-headlining "Chemical Free Tour" beginning next week. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

"We're really excited to get back out on the road supporting our new album Chemicals," said guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen. "The Hed PE guys are great and this is gonna be an awesome tour!"

Smile Empty Soul is touring in support of sixth studio album, "Chemicals," which released October 1st, 2013. More...

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Smile Empty Soul Adds More Shows

Smile Empty Soul has announced several additional "Chemical Free Tour" dates for February/March. A full list of all confirmed shows with co-headliner, Hed PE, as well as additional Smile Empty Soul headlining dates, can be seen below. More shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

Smile Empty Soul is touring in support of its sixth studio album, "Chemicals," which released October 1st, 2013.

2/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
2/13 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rock Bar Inc *NEW DATE
2/14 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Jam Spot
2/15 - Amarillo, TX @ Ink Life Tour
2/18 - Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie's *NEW DATE More...

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Smile Empty Soul Gearing Up For Tour

Following an extensive 11-week headlining tour to wrap up 2013, Smile Empty Soul has announced an initial batch of co-headlining tour-dates with Hed PE, set to commence next month.

The band will play three headlining shows on February 12th - 15th before joining Hed PE for the start of the "Chemical Free Tour." A full list of all confirmed tour dates can be seen below. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks.

Smile Empty Soul is touring in support of its sixth studio album, "Chemicals," which released on October 1st, 2013. More...

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Smile Empty Soul Releases Music Video

California trio Smile Empty Soul has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the music video for "False Alarm," the first single off the band's new album "Chemicals." Check it out below.

"The 'False Alarm' video was really fun to make since it was shot live at our CD release party at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan," guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen commented. "That's always been a home away from home for us, so it's great to see the experience that we know so well translated in the video for our new single!"

You can also stream the full "Chemicals" album online over at this location.

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Smile Empty Soul Streaming Full Album Online

California's Smile Empty Soul has teamed up with Revolver to launch an exclusive album stream of the band's sixth studio album "Chemicals" as it hits stores today, October 1st. Stream "Chemicals" online in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

"Chemicals" will be the first release on Two Disciples Entertainment, the band's new imprint, which, in conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, will see the group controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.

"We've been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority," said guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen. "We started our own label with a business partner who's been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other long-time friends of ours. Now we're running the campaign ourselves and we're totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done." More...

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Smile Empty Soul Posts "False Alarm" Track

California veteran rock trio Smile Empty Soul has teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere "False Alarm," the first single from the band's upcoming sixth studio album "Chemicals." Listen to the track at this location.

"'False Alarm' is a great representation of our new album Chemicals because it's very raw and real, just like the rest of the record," guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen states. "It really draws you in from the top, and has an entrancing lullaby vibe to it. This song captures the energy we were going for."

"Chemicals" will hit stores October 1st, 2013 on the band's new imprint Two Disciples Entertainment, which, in conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours. More...

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Smile Empty Soul Posts Album Trailer

California veteran rock trio Smile Empty Soul has posted a teaser video for upcoming sixth studio album "Chemicals." Check out the short video, featuring a clip of the brand new song "False Alarm," in the player below.

"Chemicals" will hit stores October 1st, 2013 on the band's new imprint Two Disciples Entertainment, which, in conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.

Commented guitarist/vocalist Sean Danielsen, "We've been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority. We started our own label with a business partner who's been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other long-time friends of ours. Now we're running the campaign ourselves and we're totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Black and Blue
2. False Alarm
3. Chemicals
4. Balance
5. Swim
6. New Low
7. Real
8. Sitting Ducks
9. Mechanical Rationality
10. Landslide More...

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Smile Empty Soul Reveals "Chemicals" Album

Southern California's Smile Empty Soul has revealed the cover art and track listing for upcoming sixth studio album, "Chemicals," due out October 1st, 2013 on the band's new imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment.

"Chemicals," a record vocalist/guitarist Sean Danielsen describes as "a very raw album for today's standards," will be the debut release on the new label. In conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, Two Disciples Entertainment will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.

Commented Danielsen: "We've been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority. We started our own label with a business partner who's been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other long-time friends of ours. Now we're running the campaign ourselves and we're totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done."

According to the vocalist, fans can expect the same emotional rock the band has delivered since its inception in 1998, but with an evolved edge, sharpened from over a decade on the road. "Chemicals still has our signature sound," he adds, "but it has its own feel apart from our other work."

And with regards to the album title, "'Chemicals' made so much sense to us because of the day and age we live in. We're all eating, drinking, and breathing chemicals on a daily basis and there's no escape." More...

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Smile Empty Soul Releases Alice In Chains Cover

Southern California-based hard rock veterans Smile Empty Soul and fellow tour-mates Hurt have launched a cover of the Alice in Chains track, "No Excuses," on the Banana 101.5 website right here.

The song was recorded earlier this month at 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, Mich. with producer Matt Dalton - known for his work with both local and national acts including Frequency 54 and Chiodos/D.R.U.G.S. front-man, Craig Owens.

Smile Empty Soul is currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour with Hurt, touring in support of fifth album "3's" and latest charting single, "Not Alike." Guitarist/vocalist, Sean Danielsen, has checked in with the following update from the road: "This tour with Hurt has been great so far. The music really meshes well and everybody is getting along like family! Two quality rock bands bringing it every night...don't miss it!" More...

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Stream Full Smile Empty Soul Concert Online

A full live concert of SMILE EMPTY SOUL is available for viewing online. The footage was taken at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago, IL. View the full concert online at this location and below:


The Setlist for the concert is as follows:

01. NOWHERE KIDS
02. FAKER
03. REFILL ME
04. ADJUSTMENTS
05. COMPROMISE
06. WALKING AWAY
07. OUT TO SEA
08. ALONE WITH NOTHING
09. SELF INFLICTED
10. WERE THROUGH
11. SILHOUETTES
12. BOTTOM OF A BOTTLE
13. DONT EVER LEAVE

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Soil Announces More North American Tour Dates

SOIL has announced the More North American tour dates with Smile Empty Soul. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

03/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Key Club
03/26 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
03/28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/31 – Maplewood, MN – The Rock
04/01 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
04/02 – Rockford, IL – Whiskey Road House
04/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
04/05 – Madison, WI – The Annex
04/06 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
04/07 – Traverse City, MI – Streeters
04/08 – Dayton, OH – MCGuffys
04/09 – Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
04/10 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
04/11 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/12 – Toronto, ONT – The Wreck Room
04/13 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
04/14 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
04/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
04/17 – Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
04/18 – Farmindale, NY – Crazy Donkey
04/20 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
04/21 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
04/22 – Beaufort, SC – House Of Tunes
04/23 – Ft Meyers, FL – WJBX Radio Show/ City Of Palms Park
04/24 – Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Pit
04/27 – Shreveport, LA -Riverside Warehouse
04/29 – Sauget, IL -Pop’s
04/30 – Louisville, KY – Uncle Pleasants
05/01 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/02 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/03 – Nashville, TN – The Muse
05/04 – Jackson, MS – Fire
05/06 – McCallen, TX – Smoking Aces
05/07 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/08 – Dallas, TX – Trees
05/09 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
05/11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory
05/12 – Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
05/13 – Sioux Falls, SD – Rookies
05/14 – Des Moines, IA – House Of Bricks
05/15 – Springfield, MO – RADIO SHOW
05/21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/21 – Santa Rosa, CA – Last Day Saloon
05/22 – Santa Clara, CA – Avalon

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Soil Announces New Tour Dates

Chicago's SOiL will be embarking on a series of U.S. tour dates alongside Smile Empty Soul in March. SOiL bassist Tim King commented on the tour: “It’s a great feeling getting back on tour throughout the U.S. virtually hitting every market. We are also looking forward to touring with Smile Empty Soul, whom I have been a fan of for years. Come out and hang with us. It’s going to be a party for sure.”

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

03/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Key Club
03/26 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
03/28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/29 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
04/01 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Rock Garden
04/02 – Madison, WI – The Annex
04/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave Bar
04/07 – Traverse City, MI – Streeters
04/08 – Dayton, OH – MCGuffys
04/09 – Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
04/10 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
04/11 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/12 – Toronto, ONT – The Wreck Room
04/14 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
04/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
04/17 – Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
04/18 – Farmindale, NY – Crazy Donkey
04/20 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
04/21 – Jacksonville, NC – Rock Shop
04/22 – Beaufort, SC – House Of Tunes
04/24 – Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Pit
04/27 – Shreveport, LA -Riverside Warehouse
04/29 – Sauget, IL -Pop’s
04/30 – Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern
05/01 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop

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Smile Empty Soul Post New Music Online

Smile Empty Soul have posted two new tracks from their latest CD, "Vultures". You can check out "Morning Light" and "The Freaks Are Coming" by clicking here.

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Smile Empty Soul Announce Tour Plans/New Album

Smile Empty Soul have revealed their touring plans for the next two months. In addition to their tour with Evans Blue, the band has released a slew of headline dates with Brazil and Gosling.

To coincide with the release of their new album Vultures, the band has also scheduled an in-store appearance at The Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney, Orlando on October 27th. Vultures will hit stores three days earlier on October 24 through Bieler Bros. Records.

Dates with Evans Blue:

10/18 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
10/20 Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
10/22 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/27 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

No Support Announced Dates:

10/28 Lucie, FL @ The Mojo Room
10/29 Tallahassee, FL @ Floyds Music Store
10/30 Ft. Myers, FL @ Ricochets
10/31 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
11/3 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
11/4 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/5 Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
11/7 Baton Rouge, LA @ Clicks Billiards
11/9 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
11/17 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/24 Warren, MI @ The Ritz Concert Venue


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10 Years Bassist Barely Escapes Gunfight Crossfire

10 Years bassist Lewis Cosby and Sean Danielson of Smily Empty Soul nearly lost their lives in a recent gunfight in Washington, DC this past Sunday, Cosby recounted the events, saying:

"Shawn and I left the bar at 2:15am and were about 5 minutes into our cab ride when we saw 2 men standing with guns drawn. Scared for our lives we ducked down as bullets riddled the back seat of the cab forcing the cab to slam into a parked car. Multiple rounds tore apart the cabs body blowing out tires and shattering the glass. The gun fire and carnage suddenly ended not knowing if we were hit or not, we jumped out of the car and ran across the street to a gas station until the cops got there. When Sean and I went back to the scene with the police, and seeing the all the carnage that was caused we then realized that it wasn't our time.

We never think on our own American soil that we could be victims of such random acts of gunfire, until it happens to you! With all the freedoms and privileges we have as Americans we don't think that we would be faced with this type of violence as kids our own age in third world countries such as Iran, Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc deal with on a daily basis. A bullet shows no discrimination. It only results in one thing, Loss. We need to stop losing and start winning together as one consciousness."

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Xfest Report from Huntington, WV

This year’s X-fest was held at Harris Riverfront Park on Sept 17th. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River. As with the year before, there were two stages, one for the headlining acts and one for the “Loud and Local” acts. This year’s big pull and headliner was Seether.

I arrived at the show late by about an hour or so, missing some of the opening acts on both stages. As with last years show I was given the run around regarding my photo-pass which should have been waiting for me at the front gate. Though this year it didn’t take an hour to figure out I was on this list, which was miss placed at the will call window and I only back tracked once. More...

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Cold Tour Dates

Cold have announced that they will be touring with Smile Empty Soul and Flyleaf. Dates are as follows:

10/4-El Paso, TX
T Lounge
w/Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/5-Odessa, TX
Dos Amigos
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/8- Boerne, TX
Javelina Harley Davidson
w/Theory of a Deadman, Saliva

10/9- Mercedes, TX
Mercedes Fairgrounds
w/Flyleaf, Faktion, Wicked Wisdom, Hinder, Smile Empty Soul

10/11- Bricktown Live
Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul


10/12- Cains Ballroom
Tulsa, OK
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/14- Canopy Club
Urbana, IL
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/15- Rocketown
Nashville, TN
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/16- The Clear Channel Metroplex
Little Rock, AR
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/18- Knoxville, TN
Blue Cats
w/ Flyleaf, Smile Empty Soul

10/19-Jackson, MS
Headliners Live
w/ Flyleaf, Fivespeed

10/20- Jackson, MS
Headliners Live
w/ Flyleaf and Smile Empty Soul

10/21- New Orleans, LA
House Of Blues
w/ Flyleaf and Smile Empty Soul

10/22- Spring, TX
Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion

10/23- Dallas, TX
Smirnoff Centre

11/20- J acksonville, FL
Metropolitian Park
w/ Shinedown

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