Ah, 2009. Ten years ago. A stellar year for the scene—one where rock, punk and metalcore continued to construct exciting new avenues, while flagging trends such as neon pop punk showed their fatigue. Major releases from All Time Low, Every Time I Die and Paramore kept the pace for an alternative music world seemingly bursting at the seams with fresh ideas.
It was quite the thrilling juncture of art and culture, too. It might be hard to fathom, but not everyone had a smartphone in their pocket yet. (Literally, the iPhone was less than two years old at this point.) And if it gives you any indication of the times, a large majority of the songs mentioned below were premiered on MySpace. Talk about a blast from the past.
One of the bands who have an album turning 10, Architects, are heading back to North America this spring in support of their latest album, Holy Hell.
The band are hitting the road in the U.S. and Canada. You can check out all the dates and cities below.
Architects are announcing their first North American tour since the release of Holy Hell in November 2018. Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps will also join them on the trek in April and May 2019.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
European dates w/ Beartooth
01/17 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
01/18 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
01/19 – London, UK @ SSE Arena Wembley
01/21 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Luxexpo
01/22 – Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
01/24 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
01/25 – Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27
01/27 – Paris, France @ Olympia
01/28 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622
01/29 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
01/30 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
01/31 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
02/01 – Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
02/02 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
02/03 – Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
02/05 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Musc Hall
02/06 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
02/08 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
North American dates w/ Thy Art Is Murder and While She Sleeps
04/26 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/01 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
05/02 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
05/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
05/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
05/09 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
05/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
05/12 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter
05/14 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
05/16 – New York, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/17-19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple