Phenomenon Concerts Presents
Motionless in White, Upon A Burning Body, Crown The Empire
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
ASKING ALEXANDRIA are poised for worldwide domination in 2013 as they have a lengthy, headlining European tour in Jan/Feb, a new full-length album in the spring and a mainstage Download Festival performance. To say that 2012 was a breakout year for the UK's ASKING ALEXANDRIA would be a massive understatement as the group headlined massive, six-week long sold-out European and North American tours, which was capped off with a slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival emerging as one of the fest's most talked about artists. Amidst a slew of recent speculation regarding their stability, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, undoubtedly proved to all naysayers that they are one of the genre's most exciting, ground-breaking and heralded artists as their critically acclaimed new album, Reckless and Relentless, debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 charts scanning an impressive 31,449 units. This monumental accomplishment also simultaneously marked the biggest first week sales for any artist in the history of Sumerian Records. The album's stunning debut quickly caught the attention of mainstream media across the globe resulting in their national television debut on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” They spent the summer of 2011 on the Warped Tour mainstage and emerged as one of the festival's most talk about performers. Throughout this timeframe they also graced the covers of such major publications as Alternative Press, Guitar World and Kerrang! This is controversial, unapologetic hard rock at its very finest and you ain't seen nothing yet.
Motionless in White
From underground heroes to internationally acclaimed act, hotly-tipped rockers Motionless In White have slayed audiences worldwide. With the release of their highly-anticipated second album Infamous, the scintillating sextet defiantly strides into a new era, ready to take the spotlight --- and truly make their mark. In the two years since the release of acclaimed debut 'Creatures', Motionless In White has constantly challenged the concept of "playing it safe". Unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate, their ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery that has captivated both fans and media around the globe. Infamous sees the band embracing the hype and stepping up to the plate, delivering a collection of 13 tracks that has refined, defined and intensified the band's sound. Stepping off a successful full summer on Vans Warped Tour, the band storm into sold out runs in the UK and Japan, before wowing fans this fall on their first North American headline tour. Matching the musical elements with equally creative marketing and visual concepts, Motionless In White are coming out swinging --- and won't stop until they make jaws drop!
Upon A Burning Body
It's been an extremely productive 2010 for the San Antonio, TX based quintet UPON A BURNING BODY and it look as if their unrelenting touring schedule carries over into 2011, as they are now set to participate in the The Smartpunk Tour alongside The Word Alive, Abandon All Ships, The Color Morale and For All Those Sleeping. Be sure to head over now to www.facebook.com/uponaburningbody to view the tour itinerary and this is definitely an event not to be missed.
UPON A BURNING BODY recently shot a new video for the track, “Intermission,” at White Rabbit in their hometown with acclaimed director Scott Hansen (A Day To Remember, Alesana, The Ghost Inside) that perfectly represents their unrelenting live intensity. The group rounded out 2010 on the “December Decimation” touring package alongside Winds of Plague, After The Burial and War of Ages.
With a clear vision for their identity and an immeasurable level of determination, UPON A BURNING BODY are now relentlessly touring throughout North America spreading their message of dedication, self-belief and relentless competitive greatness. Carrying an infectious theme to their debut record, the band is drawing in listeners all over the world through the use of creative lyrics portraying the characters of Al Pacino played in timeless films such as The Devil’s Advocate, Donnie Brasco, The Godfather and more.
Prepare yourself for a brutal, unrelenting array of unabashed aggression and sheer ferocity that will beat you to oblivion. This is what UPON A BURNING BODY delivers on their Sumerian Records vicious offering, The World Is Ours, which is easily one of the most promising and refreshing new albums to hit the scene in a number of years.
Crown The Empire
Similar to: Woe is Me, In Fear and Faith, Get Scared
Offering up what feels like a metalcore on Linkin Park, Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambience with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramaic sound that sets the Dallas, Texas band apart from their contemporaries. Featuring singers Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Bennett Vogelman, bassist Hayden Tree, keyboard player Austin Duncan, and drummer Brent Taddle, the seven-piece band puts its massive ranks to good use, crafting a sound for themselves that’s dense without being so busy that the message is lost in the noise. Crown the Empire made their debut in 2011 with the self-released EP, Limitless, followed by their first full-length, the Fallout, which arrived on Rise Records in 2012.
$30.00 - $32.00
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