Dead To Fall Announces Farewell Show
Dead To Fall has issued the following statement about a farewell show:
"Back in 1999, there was a little band out of suburban Chicagoland honing a sound that would shape the sound of metalcore in the Midwest for years to come. Who knew that this band, Dead To Fall, would go on to release 4 full-length albums on Victory Records and tour the world several times over with everyone from Napalm Death to Darkest Hour to Kingdom of Sorrow to Obituary, and play numerous festivals on US and international soil, including Hellfest, Pressure Fest (Germany), New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and Power Fest (Netherlands). As if that wasn’t incredible enough, Dead to Fall’s career spanned a solid 9 years while the band managed to play close to 1,000 shows all across the globe. To say they created a sound and legacy for many young Midwestern bands as well as bands around the country to follow would be an understatement.
"Sadly, last April, while on their headlining tour in support of the release of the band’s 4th studio album Are You Serious?, the constant touring finally made Dead To Fall collapse under their own weight. Vocalist Jon Hunt said, ‘We just fell apart. After so many lineup changes, tour struggles, and internal struggles, it was just time to let it go.’ The band cancelled the remainder of their headlining tour and went their separate ways.
"Almost exactly one year later, Dead To Fall is excited to announce their final farewell show – a proper way to say goodbye to their original hometown, Chicago. Hunt said, ‘After we decided to split up, it just never felt right to not play one last time in Chicago, the city where we got our start. After about a year of planning and debating how to pull it off we decided to do this show, but with as many members from our history as possible. I'm so excited to be able to share the stage again with so many of the friends I've had over the years in the band. A lot of the people who got into the band in the last 4 years never got to see the original lineup play the first record live, or V&V for that matter. We wanted to send this band into history on a positive note, embracing all of the records equally in the form that they should have been heard live - with the people who wrote the music performing.’
"Dead To Fall will be splitting their set into three parts according to the various lineups of their four major eras: Villainy & Virtue, The Phoenix Throne, Are You Serious?, and Everything I Touch Falls To Pieces, featuring band members from each era. Hunt went on to say, ‘I think it will be something memorable to end the set the way we began, with the original lineup that started it all. This is a chance for us, as well as our fans, to give Dead To Fall a goodbye of sorts. I guess if music could have a funeral, this would be it – not in a sad way, but more like a massive party and celebration of something that was a huge part of all our lives.’
"While selecting support acts for this final farewell show, Dead To Fall chose four bands that they spent some of their favorite times with to share the stage. Support acts include Above This Fire from Cleveland Ohio, Southern Illinois-based Devil’s Pie (last show ever), Carnivale from Suburban Chicagoland (last show ever), and local up-and-comers Veil of Maya. Jon Hunt said, ‘This is, in fact, the end of an era for Dead To Fall and several of the bands we’ll be playing with. We are happy to see bands like Veil of Maya and other amazing Chicago-based bands fighting the good fight. Who knows what you’ll hear from the guys that did time in Dead To Fall, but I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us soon.’
"One more time, for the memories."
END OF AN ERA – THE FINAL DEAD TO FALL SHOW
Sunday, May 24th @ Metro Chicago
5:30pm doors – 6:00pm show time
$12 advance / $15 day of show – tickets available at www.etix.com
DEAD TO FALL (last show ever)
VEIL OF MAYA
CARNIVALE (last show ever)
DEVIL'S PIE (last show ever)
ABOVE THIS FIRE
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