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Below is our complete Atreyu 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.
The official line-up for the 2007 edition of the Family Values Tour has been announced. The tour, which will be co-headlined by Korn and Evanescence, will also feature Atreyu, Flyleaf, Trivium and Hellyeah. Talk of Aiden being on the tour was apparently premature and rumors of Lamb of God and Sevendust being on the tour had already been shot down.
Davis, Korn guitarist Munky, Vinnie and Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas announced the tour on VirtualMTV.com in what was billed as the F--- the Press Press Conference, a virtual world open to fans and set up specifically to discuss the Family Values Tour.
An itinerary for 2007 has yet to be released, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...
Atreyu will release a greatest hits disc titled 'The Best Of...' on January 23rd. The track listing is as follows:
1. "Lip Gloss And Black"
2. "Ain't Love Grand"
3. "Living Each Day Like You're Already Dead"
4. "A Song For The Optimists"
5. "Deanne The Arsonist"
6. "Tulips Are Better"
7. "Someone's Standing On My Chest"
8. "Bleeding Mascara"
9. "Right Side Of The Bed"
10. "You Eclipsed By Me"
11. "The Crimson"
12. "Demonology And Heartache"
13. "My Sanity On The Funeral Pyre"
15. "Untitled Finale"
16. "Ex's And Oh's"
18. "The Theft"
Atreyu has issued a follow-up statement explaining in further detail the circumstances behind the recent removal of support act From First To Last from the group's headlining tour.
In a posting on its MySpace page, From First To Last stated about the trek, "We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny [Moore, vocals] would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal cord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off the tour. Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave."
Atreyu's latest statement reads as follows:
"Atreyu has been portrayed in a terrible light during the course of this, and we're tired of it. We felt the need to make one final post including the honest truth about the issue.
"Due to Sonny's vocal problems forcing him to leave the tour, From First To Last would become an incomplete band. In the business of touring, from personal experience, and with the help of management (we have the same management as From First To Last, mind you), we came to the industry conclusion: incomplete band, incomplete money... We offered From First To Last (minus the lead singer) a MORE than appropriate amount of money, whereas most other bands would have just asked them to leave altogether. The amount was MUCH MORE than we ever got on a tour as a support band (when we had sold many more records than From First To Last has now and when the headliners were much larger than our band is now). From First To Last responded to this by saying they were going to bring Sonny out as a guitarist and have Craig from Chiodos sing their set so they could get paid as they had with Sonny singing... For one, if you cared about your singer at all he should be at home, resting, not playing guitar just so your band can make more money. Two, we didn't want Craig to sing two sets a night and hurt his voice, forcing both bands to have to drop off (regardless of whether he said he's done it before or not)... They, unfortunately, declined this offer. More...
From First To Last have posted the following message:
"We regret to inform you (the fans) that we have been "kicked" off tour."
"We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal chord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off of the tour."
"Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave. Once again we apologize... to you (the fans)... to everyone who bought a ticket to see us play... to the KVLT... if we were allowed to be on the rest of this tour we would be."
From First To Last previously cancelled their Philadelphia appearance at the last minute. This cancellation and the need for fill-ins on vocals was due to Sonny's two vocal chord surgeries - where they cut your vocal chords very slightly in order to smooth them out and have them be a 100%. The surgery requires a lot of rest and soldiering through the tour was not working.
Recent Hollywood Records signing Atreyu has posted the latest video of "The Theft" from their most recent Victory Records release, A Death-Grip on Yesterday. You can watch it on Youtube or below.
Atreyu is currently on tour with From First To Last, Every Time I Die and Chiodos. More...
Atreyu's rumored departure from Victory Records is apparently official, as the group has now joined the Hollywood Records roster. Here's a statement from the band:
"As a group of friends playing music, our main goal is to grow and spread our brand of metallic rock around the world. We try to progress and grow on each album we record. We feel that Hollywood Records is the perfect place to continue to grow while maintaining our freedom to do whatever the hell we want with our songs. We look forward to our future with Hollywood. They have shown a real interest in us for quite a while. To put it simply, they are down for us and we are down for them."
ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006, set to take place September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
GUNS N' ROSES
ALICE IN CHAINS
30 SECONDS TO MARS
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, including Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Robinsons May and select Wherehouse locations. The Hyundai box office will also be selling tickets that day. No ticket limits. Seats are $75 for pit and orchestra, $55 for loge and $35 lawn.
A few more dates have been arranged for Atreyu, From First To Last, Every Time I Die and Chiodos's tour together, the latest include:
October 06th San Diego, CA - SOMA
October 15th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
November 14th Seattle, WA - Fenix
November 20th W. Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
Another year, another Ozzfest. After a star-studded lineup for its ten year anniversary last year, Ozzfest was faced with the challenge of putting together yet another great lineup for its eleventh year. When I went to Bristow, VA on Sunday, August 6, 2006, I was wondering just how good a lineup they managed to scrape together. I knew the bands that were playing, but the real question remained whether the main stage bands could hold their own with primarily younger, nu-metal bands on it and Ozzy closing out the second stage.
The temperatures had fortunately dropped from the 105F degree humid days of only a few days earlier, but the sky was crystal clear for most of the day and the intense sun beating down on you in the 90F degree temperatures was still enough to take a lot out of you and require constant re-hydration. More...
Saints & Sinners Festival 2006 will take place on Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th at the Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets will go on sale August 11th through Ticketmaster, with one-day tickets priced at $32 and a two-day ticket at $58. Here's the schedule:
Saturday October 28th
From First To Last
Every Time I Die
The Devil Wears Prada
Drop Dead, Gorgeous
Sunday October 29th
A Life Once Lost
Job For A Cowboy
From A Second Story Window
More bands to be announced for both days.
Every Time I Die are aiming for a Halloween, October 31st release date for their new DVD outing "Shit Happens" via Ferret. In addition, the following dates have been revealed for the band's upcoming run with Atreyu, From First To Last and Chiodos:
October 07th Phoenix, AZ - Mesa
October 09th San Antonio, TX - Graham Central Station
October 10th Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
October 12th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 13th Jacksonville, FL - Plush
October 14th Orlando, FL - House of Blues
October 18th Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
October 20th Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
October 21st Baltimore, MD - Sonar
October 22nd Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
October 23rd Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
October 24th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
October 26th Worcester, MA - Palladium
October 27th New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
October 28th Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall
October 30th Montreal, QC - Metropolis
October 31st Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
November 01st Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
November 03rd Detroit, MI - State Theatre
November 04th Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
November 05th Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
November 06th St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
November 08th Minneapolis, MN - The Quest Club
November 09th Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
November 10th Denver, CO - Ogden
November 11th Denver, CO - Ogden
November 12th Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
November 14th Seattle, WA - Premier
November 15th Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
November 17th San Jose, CA - SJSU
November 18th Irvine, CA - Bren
November 19th Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Carpathian have announced the dates for their national tour here. Joining them at selected venues across the country are Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists (as previously reported), 3, and I Killed The Prom Queen.
On Sunday, July 23, the annual metal-gods tour known as Ozzfest, minus Ozzy, of course, rolled through Indianapolis, and the event passed without much out of the ordinary. The day saw a couple of fights, a lot of marijuana, a whole lot of ignorant people who harassed event staff at every turn, and a lot of people waiting to see the last three bands of the night without any knowledge of who played the second and early main stages—a typical Ozzfest. More...
Atreyu will tour Australia with 36 Crazyfists in September. The tour dates are:
September 3rd in Sydney, AUS @ The Roundhouse @ Univ. Of NSW
September 4th in Fortitude Valley, AUS @ Arena Entertainment Center
September 5th in Adelaide, AUS @ HQ
September 6th in Melbourne, AUS @ The Hi-Fi
September 7th in Melbourne, AUS @ The Hi-Fi
September 8th in Perth, AUS @ Capitol
The Australian tour precedes their previously announced UK tour dates:
September 12th - Endhoven Effenaar, Holland
September 13th - Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
September 14th - Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
September 15th - LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY, UK
September 16th - Glasgow Barrowlands, UK
September 17th - Nottingham Rock City, UK
September 18th - Manchester Academy, UK
Atreyu is touring in support of their current album "A Death-Grip On Yesterday."
ATREYU have announced a string of European dates with Alaskan heavyweights 36 Crazyfists this September. Following their awe-inspiring performances at Give It A Name Festival in April, and Download Festival in June, the Orange County metallers will be bringing their infamous live show back to these shores this Autumn in support of their current album "A Death-Grip On Yesterday."
The full tour dates are:
12th - Endhoven Effenaar, Holland
13th - Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
14th - Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
15th - LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY, UK
16th - Glasgow Barrowlands, UK
17th - Nottingham Rock City, UK
18th - Manchester Academy, UK
It comes as little surprise that Avenged Sevenfold have been officially confirmed as the mystery band on the main stage for Ozzfest 2006. The real surprise announcement is that power metal band Dragonforce, recently signed to Roadrunner Records in North America and rumored to be joining Gigantour 2006, has been added as the main stage opener as well.
Ozzy Osbourne is now slated to headline the second stage on three dates (replacing some dates that he was previously thought to be headlining the main stage):
July 8 - San Bernardino, CA's Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
July 11 - San Antonio, TX at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 22 - East Troy, WI at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre
OZZY says, "After 10 years of headlining Ozzfest's main-stage I think it's time for a change. I haven't had a chance to play this close to an audience in years and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it."
Also announced is that Ozzfest emcee Big Dave and professional Ozzfest party guy, Eddie, have begun their nationwide search visiting 19 of the festival's 26 cities to find the first-ever Miss Ozzfest. The duo will be accepting entries and taking photographs of Miss Ozzfest candidates in each city. Throughout the summer the Ozzfest fans can vote for your favorites at Ozzfest.com. All entries collected from Big Dave and Eddie will be posted for you to vote on. The top three in each city will be awarded FREE tickets to the show in their city, where at some point during the evening's festivities, the three contestants will be presented on stage to the fans who will vote on a winner. Photos of each winning contestant, including the top vote getters from Raleigh and West Palm Beach, will be posted once again on Ozzfest.com, where fans can pick their Miss Ozzfest 2006. Final voting will be held at Ozzfest.com on August 7 and 8. The winning beauty will be awarded the grand prize and receive round trip airfare and accommodations for her and a guest to attend the year's final show August 13 in West Palm Beach where she'll be crowned Miss Ozzfest 2006.
Here's a recap of the complete official Ozzfest 2006 lineup and tour dates: More...
In case you missed the quiet announcement (like we did), California metallers Bad Acid Trip have been added to the second stage for this summer's Ozzfest. The band, which has toured with System of a Down, released their debut, Lynch the Weirdo, on System frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004. The album was produced by System guitarist Daron Malakian. This year's Ozzfest begins June 29 in Auburn, Washington, and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
To recap, the Ozzfest 2006 tour dates and lineup are as follows: More...
We've got new photos from the Taste of Chaos Tour and Masters of Chaos tour. The Taste of Chaos photos are coutesy of Scott Legato from the show in Dayton, Ohio featuring the Deftones, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Story Of The Year, Thrice, dredg, Pelican, and Funeral For A Friend. The Masters of Chaos photos are courtesy of Gothique, from the show in Worchester, Massachussetts featuring Morbid Angel, Krisiun, Behemoth and Despised Icon.
You can check them both out in the photo gallery.
AOL Music has a streaming video of Atreyu recorded live in February from the El Rey Theater in LA. You can check out the video here.
Atreyu's latest album "A Death-Grip on Yesterday" was just released on March 28 and the band are preparing for their headlining slot on Ozzfest's second stage this summer.
Between preparing for the release of 'A Death-Grip on Yesterday' and announcing their headlining slot on Ozzfest's second stage, Orange County emo/metalcore band Atreyu sat down with Blender magazine. You can watch the two-part interview here.