Waterparks win Best Breakthrough Artist at the 2017 APMAs

July 17, 2017
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Waterparks have won the award for Breakthrough Artist, presented by SharpTone Records, at the 2017 Journey’s Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled By Monster!

“Hey! This is the first time we’ve gotten a thing like this. That’s tight,” Awsten Knight says. “I didn't plan on this happening. My mom called it. Give it up for my mom. Mindfreak! Thank you to our parents and the Maddens and to Ciara for making me write songs. Thanks to Geoff and Otto for dressing up as bushes with me. And to all of you guys! Thanks!”

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After a fan vote, Waterparks won against fellow nominees Avatar, Creeper, Ice Nine Kills, Moose Blood and ONE OK ROCK.

Things have been pretty good for this energetic pop-punk trio from Houston, Texas, whose killer debut album and extensive touring regimen have garnered them three APMAs nominations this year.

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The band have an impressive showing this year: They’re also nominated for Song Of The Year for “Stupid For You” and Album Of The Year for Double Dare.

Watch their acceptance speech below!

Waterparks’ debut album, Double Dare, was released last November via Equal Vision. The band are currently out on tour with All Time Low, and you can check out the remaining list of cities and dates below!

07/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/20 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
07/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
07/23 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Ampitheatre
07/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors
07/26 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
07/28 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
07/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
07/31 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
08/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
08/03 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
08/04 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
08/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
08/06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues

Read more: Take a look at the rest of our 2017 APMAs coverage

Written by Maggie Dickman