The Maine open 8123 retail store, launch First Friday event to celebrate new single
Ahead of their highly anticipated album You Are Ok, the Maine have relaunched the official 8123 retail store in their hometown of Phoenix on a one-year lease!
The store had its official grand opening last month during the second ever 8123 Fest. It was a massive success with thousands of fans making their way through the shop, selling out of merchandise, hosting a tattoo artist, and showing off incredible artwork made by fans.
Now, the retail store located in downtown Phoenix will open on Friday, March 1 for their First Friday event, and we can't wait!
The event will celebrate the recent release of the band's single "My Best Habit" and mark the official relaunch of the store.
Fans can expect restocked merchandise, brand new items, a meet & greet, giveaways, a free signed posted to the first 50 fans in attendance, and more.
The shop encompasses the Maine as a whole in the very best ways. The woodworking was done by guitarist Kennedy Brock, the photographs within the shop were taken by the band's photographer Lupe Bustos, the merch was designed by the band's manager Tim Kirch, and the store's interior design was hand-picked by the band themselves.
You can check out a video of the 8123 store, below!
"We wanted to build a hub and home base for the 8123 community," the Maine write on Medium. "A special place, one you would want to travel to, and a place to experience unique events in our hometown of Phoenix. We are always looking for new ways to connect with our fans, and the store gives us the opportunity to create real and exciting experiences for the 8123 community in-person and online.
Most bands will limit their reach to just concerts, interviews, and meet and greets. For us, that is not enough. We want to make the culture around our community more vital to the people that support us. So we asked ourselves, “What would the 8123 Clubhouse look like for our fans and what experiences could we create for them?”."
The Maine want to make sure everyone knows this is SO much more than just another retail store.
"The 8123 store is not only about selling merchandise, it’s also a place where we can create free and personal memories for our fans. We will be hosting live podcasts, acoustic concerts, album listening parties, and even turning the keys over to some of our friends and favorite bands to take over the shop when they pass through Phoenix."
You Are OK drops March 29. You can check out the meaning behind the album title here and view the tracklist below!
You Are Ok tracklist
- Slip The Noose
- My Best Habit
- Numb Without You
- I Feel It All Over
- Heaven, We’re Already Here
- Tears Won’t Cry (Shinju)
- One Sunset
- Broken Parts
- Flowers On The Grave
The Maine and Grayscale are hitting the road in the U.S., starting on May 9 at Tucson, AZ in support of their forthcoming album. The run wraps up May 31 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Launchpad.
You can check out the dates and cities on the band’s upcoming tour, as well as the previously announced European and South American treks, below and get your tickets here.
04/02 – Köln, Germany @ Gloria
04/03 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Zappa
04/04 – Paris, France @ Flow
04/05 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
04/06 – London, England @ The Forum
North American dates
04/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
04/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *
04/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
04/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
04/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
04/24 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall *
04/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre *
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/30 – Denver, CO @ The Summit *
05/01 – Denver, CO @ The Summit *
05/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
05/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
05/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
* with Taking Back Sunday
05/09 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole+
05/11 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk+
05/13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
05/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
05/15 – Nashville, TN @ Cowan
05/17 – Charleston, SC @ Amo’s
05/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Music Farm+
05/19 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
05/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe+
05/24 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
05/25 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
05/26 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
05/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/29 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
05/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
+ No Grayscale
06/13 – Curtiba, Brazil @ Selfie Brasil
06/15 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Tropical Butantã
06/16 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Sacadura 154
06/18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Centro Cultural
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