My America Is Watching Tigers Die
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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MY AMERICA IS WATCHING TIGERS DIE will now be known simply as MY AMERICA. The change comes after the loss of singer David Rushman last fall and the decision by the band to carry on as a three-piece. The band has a new MySpace address, myspace.com/myamericatheband, to coincide with the name change.
They've also announced further dates for their upcoming tour. If you can help fill any remaining TBA* dates, contact the band via MySpace or email myamericathebandATgmail.com.
Here are the latest MY AMERICA tour dates. Select dates with North, Syrens and Ringbearer. More...
My America Is Watching Tigers Die is hitting the road for an extended month-long tour in February, showcasing their new line-up without former vocalist David Rushman. Now performing as a trio, Matt (guitar) and Brian (bass) have stepped up to handle vocal duties.
The current dates are listed below however the band is still trying to fill some dates. If you can help with a show in your area, contact the band via thier MySpace or email at mmaatthheewwATgmail.com.
Here are the latest tour dates: More...
My America is Watching Tigers Die has parted with band founder and long time vocalist David Rushman.
"I am totally not stoked to be writing this, but I will no longer be a part of My America. The decision was made after I had a lot of down time to think about it. Basically what it boils down to is that I am not financially stable enough to live the self sufficient 'adult' lifestyle and still be able to tour as much as the rest of the band wishes to. Thanks to a $30,000 tab compliments of five years at the University of Delaware, as well as rent, car insurance, car payments, and a maxed out credit card, I am in a pretty immense amount of debt. I don't expect to be getting out of it anytime soon, but as it was, touring was pushing me deeper and deeper into the hole. This all really reached a head while we were doing our more recent US tour with Romans this past summer. I realized how fucked I was going to be when I got home... and guess what... I was. Over the course of the tour, there were talks about my financial situation between the rest of the band and myself, and I ultimately told them that I would NEVER knowingly hold them back because of it. After we went to Boston and back a few weeks ago and talks of a tour in November arose, I knew I couldn't do it. I also knew that if I tried to work it out and ended up backing out, like I probably would have, I would be doing exactly what I said I would never do: holding the band back. Having to turn down a show every once in a while because of work, or because I couldn't afford it is no big deal, but continually having to turn down tours because one of four members can't afford it isn't fair, and I knew the time had come for me to let go. The hardest part about it is that I in no way WANT to do this... I desperately want to be in this band. For the last seven years of my life I have been playing music with these guys, and I honestly don't know what I am going to do without it. I have had some of the best times of my life driving around with these assholes... going to parties across the country, smoking weed in Wal-Mart parking lots, jerking-off in friends' showers, things that I would never have had the chance to experience if it weren't for this band. I have seen about 40 of the 48 continental United States because of the multiple east coast and couple of full U.S. tours that we went on, something that also definitely would not have happened without this band. The other guys in My America are my family, and no matter what, this will always be my band. I have no intention of starting or joining another band. I just know that not only would I not be able to dedicate myself to another band, but it would never be the same. I was a part of the countless demos, our 8-song EP, our seven inch, and the latest full length record that was put out by Pluto Records, I label I have respected for years. I made my mark on this whole "music" thing, and I am happy that I did it with Matt, Andy, and Brian. They in no way made me feel pressured to do this... it was completely my decision and they didn't make me feel bad about that either. I wish them the best of luck, and hope that I can catch them when they are opening for As I Lay Dying next fall... hopefully they will guest list me, but they always have been pretty stingy about that shit.
I also want to say thank you to all the sweet ass people I have met in other bands, at shows, or just hanging out. You are all awesome, and you gave me a little bit more faith in the human race. I hope that somehow I had a small effect on your life... whether it was on a personal level, or just because you liked my lyrics or beautiful voice. Bye Bye for now."
News on a permanent replacement for Rushman or temporary fill-in vocalist will be announced soon. More...
My America Is Watching Tigers Die will kick off a month long US tour this week in anticipation for their upcoming new album, "Stone Age." In addition to the previously posted new track, "Brown Concrete," the band has also posted "Xanax Zombies" to their MySpace page. The album hits stores on July 8.
Here are the latest My America Is Watching Tigers Die tour dates with Romans (from 6/17-7/12):
06/17 Frederick, MD @ Krasner's
06/18 Jeannette, PA @ The Keynote
06/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Games N At
06/20 Buffalo, NY @ 1032 Elmwood
06/21 Mayville, NY @ Hartfield Bay Cafe
06/22 Oakwood, IL @ Mooselodge
06/23 St Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
06/24 Malta Bend, MO @ Br. Migstuff's
06/25 Omaha, NE @ The Rox
06/28 Denver, CO @ The Blast-O-Mat
06/29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Broken Records Bar
06/30 Great Falls, MT @ Black Eagle Community Center
07/01 Boise, ID @ Myrtle Morgue
07/02 Seattle, WA @ West Seattle Legion Hall
07/03 Seattle, WA @ The Greenhouse
07/05 San Francisco, CA @ Balazo Gallery
07/07 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Suzy's Bar and Grill
07/09 Tucson, AZ @ The Living Room
07/10 Anthony, TX @ Main Street Project
07/11 Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix
07/12 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
07/13 Tulsa, OK @ The Monolith
07/14 Hot Springs, AR @ The Exchange
07/15 Jefferson City, TN @ Coffeez
07/16 Richmond, VA @ Ramakins
07/19 Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange
*If you can help fill any TBA dates above, please email mmaatthheewATgmail.com.