Tonight Alive are a pumping young Aussie band that will be included on the Vans Warped Tour line-up when the tour hits Australia in November 2013.
The band has been making waves overseas as well as on our local shores with their pop punk-rock show, performing to tens of thousands of fans on the US Vans Warped Tour this year.
A pretty amazing feat for a young Sydney-based band.
The last time I saw these guys was when we supported them in Wollongong at the City Diggers a few years ago.
Since that show they have not stopped gaining popularity both in Australia and overseas.
The band's Ulladulla-based drummer, Matt Best, is a regular at our drum room and although he is from the South Coast he obviously holds the band as top priority as he seems to be constantly on tour with the band. What's also pretty cool about this guy is that he is only in his early 20s, as are most of the members in the band.
The Vans Warped Tour is something that was once the go-to festival for Aussie punk and alternative music fans back in the late '90s and early-2000s but all that came to a halt over 10 years ago when Australia was taken off the tour map.
I remember my friends and I camping out in Ulladulla and watching the last tour at Milton Showground back in 2002, seeing bands like One Dollar Short, New Found Glory and Pennywise.
That was the last time Vans Warped Tour came to Australia.
Ten years later, the tour is back with some of the original bands from those earlier years. Bands like New Found Glory, Sum 41 and The Offspring will be on the tour, as well as Aussie hardcore legends Parkway Drive and of course Tonight Alive.
Tonight Alive will be releasing their new album The Other Side in September this year through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
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