In 2009, genre giants AUGUST BURNS RED shot for the stars with the release of their breakout album Constellations – which debuted at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 and rocketed the band to the forefront of the metal scene. In 2010, the band is touching back down to earth with the release of Home, ABR’s first live CD and DVD. The DVD/CD shoot – filmed last month in, appropriately enough, the band’s Home-town of Manheim, PA – drew a sold-out crowd of 1250 people who wanted to participate in the exciting performance, including some who traveled internationally, from as close as Montreal to as far as away as Amsterdam.
“We played our first ever show as a band in Manheim, PA in April of 2003,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker. “Between then and now we’ve been fortunate enough to play all over the world. But when it came time for us to record our first live DVD/CD, it only made sense to do so back in Manheim where everything began. It was exciting for us to have people come from far and wide to the town where most of us grew up, and to be able to play such a special show in front of our families and close friends who have been supporting us since the beginning.”
The powerful, pummeling performance featured many fan favorites from the band’s three full-length albums, Constellations, 2007’s Messengers and 2005’s Thrillseeker, meaning that Home will appeal to both new and longtime ABR fans.
Shot and edited by Space Monkey Studios, whose phenomenal work has been seen on releases by acts like COHEED AND CAMBRIA, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE and more, the live show is accompanied by a documentary on the band detailing life on the road and at home and featuring many fans discussing the ways in which AUGUST BURNS RED have impacted their lives in a positive, meaningful way.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 15 – Wilmar MN @ Sonshine Festival July 31 – Elmira NY @ IMatter Fest Aug 1 – Houston DE @ Jubileefest Aug 6 – Hartford CT @ Webster Theater Aug 7 – Gunstock NH @ Soul Fest Aug 13 – Lewisberry PA @ Purple Door Festival
South American Dates with BLESSTHEFALL
Aug 21 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
Aug 22 – Curitiba, Brazil @ John Bull Music Hall
Aug 24 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Niceto Club
Aug 25 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
Aug 27 – Bogota, Columbia @ Teatro La Mama
Aug 28 – Caracas, Venezuela @ Cecim
Sept 4 – Frenchtown NJ @ Revelation Generation