Love Is Red
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Below is our complete Love Is Red 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.
Following months of rumors and conflicting information, it appears that Love Is Red have indeed disbanded. As you may recall, the group parted ways with vocalist Hunter Weeks and bassist Jeff Yancey in late-February, but intended to regroup and carry on. Apparently that hasn't happened. Drummer Kyle Mims is now playing drums for Evergreen Terrace, while other members have moved to various parts of the country. Formed in 2000, Love Is Red has released material with Stillborn Records and Recorse Records, and had reportedly solidified a deal with Abacus Recordings.
All Shall Perish shall tour with Hate Eternal, Krisiun, Incantation, and Into Eternity. Also, All Shall Perish will be doing a tour with Agnostic Front, Love is Red, Martyr AD. Dates are as follows:
Agnostic Front/Love is Red/MartyrAd/All Shall Remain:
4/14 Chamaleon – Lancaster, PA
4/15 Captain Tees – Harrisonburg, VA
4/16 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
4/17 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
4/18 New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
4/19 Thee Imperial – Jacksonville, FL
4/20 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
4/21 Factory – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/22 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
4/23 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/24 Beta Bar – Tallahassee, FL
4/25 Engine Room – Houston, TX
4/26 Emo’s Alternative Lounging – Austin, TX
4/27 Equal Eyes Live – Corpus Christi, TX
4/28 Sanctuary – San Antonio, TX
4/29 Trees – Dallas, TX
4/30 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
5/1 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
5/2 Showcase Theatre – Corona, CA
5/3 El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
5/4 The Pound at Pier 96 – San Francisco, CA
5/5 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
5/6 Meow Meow – Portland, OR
5/7 Graceland – Seattle, WA
5/8 Mesa Luna – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
5/10 Warehouse – Calgary, AL – CANADA
5/11 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL – CANADA
5/12 Riddel Center – Regina, SK – CANADA
5/13 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
Hate Eternal/Into Eternity/Incatation/Kirisun/All Shall Perish:
6/16 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA
6/17 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/18 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
6/19 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
6/21 Kaehmir – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
6/22 Café Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
6/23 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
6/24 El Mocambo – Toronto, ON – CANADA
6/25 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
6/26 B.B. Kings Blues Club – New York City, NY
6/30 Ranch Bowl – Omaha, NE
7/12 The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
7/13 The Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
7/14 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
7/15 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
7/16 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
Contrary to rumors, Love Is Red have not broken up. However, the group has parted ways with bassist Jeff Yancey and vocalist Hunter Weeks. Consequently, the band has dropped off their April tour with Agnostic Front et al. Here's a statement from the band:
"Hello everyone, Roger here to update the news for the first time ever. We will not be touring in April with Agnostic Front. We are very sorry to anyone who was excited to see us but we've seriously had a very stressful beginning for 2005. A lot of opportunities have come up for us and a lot of tragedies. Love is Red has withstood the tests and trials that we have been given since our beginning, and we are definitely prepared to endure anything that comes our way now. The latest news is, as already known, that Jeff Yancey will be parting ways with us. Jeff has a lot of responsibilities that he has to take care of and we understand that, and support him in whatever he has to do down the road. We will also be parting ways with long time vocalist Hunter Weeks. This also comes as a shock to many, but Hunter has decided that it's best for him to move on in life. At times peoples interests and beliefs change, I know my own views in life have changed and made me a stronger person morally/politically as anyone who has come in contact with me or known me for years can tell you, but it's true that peoples' beliefs and interests do change and it's best to say our goodbyes before things affect everyone that is involved. This leaves us in a very stressful but exciting predicament. Kyle and I have been working on new songs and are really anxious about getting them recorded, we love the way that they are sounding, and we have a very good outlook for Love Is Red's future. Love is Red is going to be taking a little time off from the road and taking time to regroup, write music, and record. We have no plans of calling it quits any time soon and are looking forward to getting back in gear and on the road in the future. We will be posting new news about new members, what we are looking for musically, and things of that nature so keep your eyes open for new developments as they come along. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and been there for us, this is why we decide to keep going, because we love what we do and we love the people that have given us the opportunity to share our music with; Our friends, family, and anyone who supports us by coming to shows or listening to us...you are the reason we continue doing what we do.
The first batch of dates for the upcoming Agnostic Front, Martyr AD, Love Is Red, and All Shall Perish tour has been announced. Teh tour dates are as follows:
4/13 Cohoes NY @ Saratoga Winners
4/14 Lancaster PA @ Chameleon
4/15 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
4/16 Carrboro NC @ Cat's Cradle
4/17 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/20 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
4/22 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theatre
4/29 Dallas TX @ Trees
5/3 Los Angeles CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/4 San Francisco CA @ The Pound
5/7 Seattle WA @ Graceland
The Boston-based quintet Diecast are set to embark on a headlining U.S. tour alongside The Hoods and Winter Solstice immediately following their stint on the Heavyweights of Hardcore tour. The trek kicks off on Jan. 20th and runs through Feb. 10th. The group's highly acclaimed new album, "Tearing Down Your Blue Skies," is now available. A new video for the track "Rise and Oppose" will be shot by Kevin Leonard (Himsa, Walls of Jericho) on Jan. 19th and look for it to makes it debut in late Feb.
Diecast just wrapped up a highly successful run on the Radiotakeover.com tour alongside E-Town Concrete, Devilinside and Twelve Tribes. Jeremy Wooden (bass) checks in with the follow tour wrap-up:
We just got back from the Radiotakeover tour with E-town Concrete, Twelve Tribes and almost Devilinside. It was amazing and we had a blast with all the bands. It started off slow with smaller shows, but all the kids who went out made us all feel like we were playing in front of thousands of fans. A lot of kids came up to us after the set saying that they were a bit skeptical about our singer change and new material (mostly due to internet gossip) but after seeing us live said we were way better than we've ever been. Stand out shows on the tour were definitely, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York (Albany and NYC) and Pennsylvania (Allentown and Philly).
Thanks to the promoters (minus 2 or 3) who treated us very well, fed us, drank with us, etc. We'd also like to thank everyone who came out to interview us on the road. Except for the two shit-bags who decided to piss all over the sofa and our singers bag (your lucky I'm a pacifist now), you were all great to us. We also got a Monster energy drink sponsorship on the road, so that kept us nice and perky for the long drives.
Well, we are home to spend time with family and enjoy the holidays and then it's back on the road in January with legends Hatebreed and Agnostic Front. I've also been informed that Tony and Mike from Devilinside will be getting something new together so be on the lookout, those guys are amazing musicians and great guys. Have a great holiday and we'll see you on the road soon.
Click here to stream the video for "Medieval" shot by acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed, Mudvayne).
Diecast w/ Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Love Is Red and The Autumn Offering: More...
If you're unaware of the show taking place on January 2nd in Henrietta, NY, then you may want to pay attention. The New Years Hardcore 2005 show taking place on January 2nd at the xDreamsx Skatepark in Henrietta, NY, will benefit Adele Collins and will feature some notable performances, including Path Of Resistance, and Damnation A.D. reunion. Damnation A.D. will play with their original lineup, excluding their drummer who will be on tour with another band. Doors will open at 12 noon, and tickets will cost $20 at the door (no advance tickets). The following bands are slated to perform:
Path Of Resistance
Most Precious Blood
A Perfect Murder
Love Is Red
Hit The Lights
Walk The Line
The following message was posted on HATEBREED's official website:
"Unfortunately, Crowbar will not be doing the states with HATEBREED in January after all. They will however be joining HATEBREED in the UK in March 2005. So be on the look out for that.
Joining the "Heavyweights Of Hardcore 2" Tour in January will now be AGNOSTIC FRONT, DIECAST, LOVE IS RED and THE AUTUMN OFFERING. The first confirmed dates have just been put up on the message board. Go peep it. More...
Two more line ups have been confirmed for this year's Stillborn Fest. Here are the two new ones along with the previously reported Worcester one.
December 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
LOVE IS RED
THE AUTUMN OFFERING
FOREVER I BURN
December 27 - New York City, NY @ Roseland Ballroom More...
Love Is Red and guitarist Adam Riser have reportedly parted ways as a result of "personal issues," though no further information has been made available. JB, of Atlanta's Twilight Of Idols, will be filling in for the group's November tour with Strung Out. No plans have been specified regarding a permanent replacement.
A Perfect Murder, Love Is Red, and Donnybrook will be touring together in August and September. Dates are still being solidified, but here's the latest:
8/12 Nashville TN @ Rocket Town
8/13 Tulsa OK @ The Pinkeye
8/14 Dallas TX @ Across The Street Bar
8/15 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
8/17 Albuquerque NM @ Omni Roots
8/19 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater
8/20 San Diego CA @ Che Cafe' w/ Between The Buried And Me, Beloved
8/21 Las Vegas NV @ Hammer House
8/22 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour
9/5 Boise ID @ The Venue
Love Is Red will be touring all over the East in March and early-April. They'll be joined by Instilled, and eventually Scraps and Heart Attacks. Here's the latest: More...
A new (unmastered) track entitled "Said And Done" from LOVE IS RED's upcoming album The Hardest Fight is now up for download. You can download the mp3 at Stillbornrecords.com.
In related Stillborn news, Stillborn would like to remind everyone that there are still tickets available for both of HATEBREED's shows this weekend (tonight and tomorrow night) at the Empress Ballroom in Danbury, CT. So, no, they're not sold out... yet. They may on the show days though.