It’s been five years since the last Armor For Sleep show but they’re getting back together for a run of shows supporting their smash hit record What to Do When You Are Dead.
It all started with a cryptic static-filled video clip with a silhouette of the suit-wearing man on their 2005 record What to Do When You Are Dead along with the number 15 creeping over the top of it.
Then, they officially announced the tour shortly after.
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We are very excited to announce that we will be playing a slew of shows to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of “What To Do When You Are Dead”. Thank you guys sincerely for listening throughout the years-it really has meant the world to us. We are stoked to see all of you again… . All tickets on sale February 28th at 10 a.m. local time at armorforsleep.com. Jun 18 2020 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD Jun 19 2020 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Jun 20 2020 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA Jun 26 2020 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA Jun 27 2020 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA Jun 28 2020 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA Jul 09 2020 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA Jul 10 2020 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ Jul 11 2020 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA Jul 23 2020 – Dada – Dallas, TX Jul 24 2020 – Barracuda – Austin, TX Jul 25 2020 – Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX Aug 07 2020 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN Aug 08 2020 – The Masquerade Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA Aug 09 2020 – The Social – Orlando, FL Aug 13 2020 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI Aug 14 2020 – Metro – Chicago, IL Aug 15 2020 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
The band embarked on what would become their final tour in 2008 supporting Linkin Park at Projekt Revolution. They announced their disbandment in 2009 after 8 years and three full-lengths—the last of which was 2007’s Smile For Them.
“At the end, there was a lot of disappointment and it was a weird situation for all of us, and we just kind of walked away from it and didn’t actually stay in touch with each other that whole time,” frontman Ben Jorgensen told AltPress in 2012 ahead of their initial return.
Bamboozle began in Asbury Park in 2003, moving to East Rutherford from 2006 to 2011. The 2012 iteration returned to Asbury Park, marking the final year for the festival. With no new music plans in 2012, Jorgensen clarified the Bamboozle return was a way for them to get closure.
“I definitely know for sure that there’s not any new Armor For Sleep music that we’re going to work on,” Jorgensen continued. “This is more of [us] just putting an end to a chapter in our lives, and we feel like Bamboozle is doing a throwback by going back to Asbury Park. In that spirit, we feel like, for some people who didn’t get a chance to see our last show, this would be a great time to give them a chance because things ended so abruptly.”
In 2015, Armor For Sleep announced an 8-date run for 10 years of What To Do When You Are Dead, some of which were supported by Breen and the Cold Seas. Now, the band—Jorgensen, Breen, DeCicco and bassist Anthony Dilonno—are returning to celebrate 15 years with another string of dates.
Then with the new tour announcement getting fans excited about their return, they added a new date to the tour.
Now, they’re revealing support for all of the shows in a post which you can see below.
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We are very excited to announce all supporting bands for the tour! All are genuinely awesome-please swipe right above to get to know them. @neverlovedmusic will be on all dates, @thecoldseas (feat. our own @nash_breen on drums) on all East Coast dates, and the up and coming @silenceofyoumusic on all West Coast/Central dates! Check them all out and learn their jams before the shows! Let us know what you think
Tickets are available here and get them quick because they are bound to sell out. A full list of dates is below.
06/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
06/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)
06/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
06/25 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
06/27 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
06/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
07/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
07/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
07/23 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
07/24 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
07/25 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
08/07 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Hell
08/09 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
08/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
08/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
08/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
What do you think of the support acts for Armor For Sleep’s tour? Let us know in the comments below.