Rock 102.1 KFMA Presents
KFMA DAY 2017
Blink-182, A Day To Remember, Highly Suspect, Islander
2500 E Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ, 85713
Doors 11:00 AM / Show 12:00 PM (event ends at 9:00 PM)
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker have announced a benefit show on Sept. 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The band will donate their entire fee from this intimate performance to benefit burn treatment centers, plus research and treatment for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The night before, on Sept. 10, blink-182 will perform at Sayreville, NJ's Starland Ballroom to support Sandy Relief as well as cancer and diabetes research and treatment.
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge said, "When we saw that we would have a day off in the NYC-area on September 11th, we knew we had to book a special show. It's been a long time since we've played a small venue – so, it'll definitely be something special for the fans. What makes it even better is that we can do it while raising money for charity."
Supporting blink-182 on this date is Red Bull Records' band NeW bEAt FUNd. At this performance, NbF T-shirt sales will also benefit the charities. Also, anyone who purchases a T-shirt will receive a CD copy of the band's "($) CoiNz" EP.
Tickets will go on sale at noon ET on Fri. Aug 16 at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges. Visit http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/ for additional information.
A Day To Remember
Rising from the punk rock hotbed of Florida in 2003, Josh Woodard (bass), Alex Shellnutt (drums), Neil Westfall (guitar), Jeremy McKinnon (vocals) and Tom Denney (guitar) formed A DAY TO REMEMBER, crafting a blend of the music they loved into a niche of their own. Their debut on Indianola records sold 8,000 copies with little promotion, and attracted the attention of Victory Records, who signed them in 2006. "When we first got signed, our goal wasn't to blow up or even sell a ton of records," recalls bassist Josh Woodward. "All we wanted to do was stay on tour, and play to as many kids as possible." The result exceeded even their expectations, as the infectious, explosive energy of their live shows helped them organically grow a fanbase that multiplied each time they played.
With the release of their breakthrough album For Those Who Have Heart, A DAY TO REMEMBER went global. In the two short years after its release in early 2007, the band grew from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This is no overnight success – the band has worked hard to win over every fan they make. But the 'perfect storm' of their dedication, rapidly-spreading buzz and undeniable musical abilities have made this young band one of the most talked about bands in rock, gaining themselves a coveted slot in Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Albums 2009 issue.
Their new album Homesick sees them using their ascension as a springboard, ready to launch them into the big time. "Homesick is a culmination of 2 1/2 years of being gone on the road," Woodard notes. "It represents what we've been through, what's ahead of us,and the lessons we've learned in between. It's the heaviest and catchiest record we've ever written, and we couldn't be more excited for people to hear it. We're all so proud of what we just made, and think it really sets us up to jump to that next level." In an industry where you have to evolve to stay ahead, A DAY TO REMEMBER is standing defiant, leading the genre-straddling pack in a battle cry, ready for the fight of their lives. Grab your friends, "disrespect your surroundings", and watch A DAY TO REMEMBER set the world alight. The mainstream won't know what hit it.
It happened in Brooklyn. In 2011, the members of Highly Suspect arrived in the borough from their native Cape Cod, MA. The next four years became a whirlwind of sex, drugs, and more rock 'n' roll than most people could ever handle. Then again, Johnny Stevens [vocals, guitar] and twin brothers Rich [bass, vocals] and Ryan Meyer [drums] aren't "most people." Those chemically-soaked nights, hazier mornings, broken relationships, and cathartic realizations leave residue across Highly Suspect's full-length debut album, Mister Asylum [300 Entertainment], and it's inebriating in the best way possible.
"This album is a collection of everything that happened from the time I moved to Brooklyn onward," says Johnny. "I met Lydia the first week we were here. She was the only girl in the building. It was Lydia and her roommates and us. She kicked everything off for me. The album is a reflection of our experiences. Shit, New York is the dream. On Cape Cod, I'd wake up at five in the morning, work out, surf, and smoke a ton of weed. In New York, you're staying up until five in the morning, and the weed is now cocaine. It's a nocturnal life and a totally different thing. I lived it pretty fucking hard and had to write about it."
Upon release, the record debuted at #22 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 9,100 copies and making it one of the "top three biggest selling rock debuts by a new act in 2015." Rolling Stone,Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, The Fader, and more praised the group, and they shared stages with the likes of Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, Deftones, Eagles of Death Metal, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and more and lit up festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.
Islander is made up of four individuals that have fallen in love with being a band. The guys have been hard at work playing with bands such as Flyleaf, The Chariot, As I Lay Dying, Stretch Arm Strong and many more. Catch them on tour!
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