Chicago, IL’s premiere post-hardcore act ROSALINE are ready to once again take the city by storm on July 25th! ROSALINE will be performing in their hometown at the Beat Kitchen in celebration of their upcoming GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut, The Vitality Theory. The new record hits stores on July 20th, 2010. The Vitality Theory is produced by the band, and is mixed by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Haste the Day, Gwen Stacy). The record is tracked by Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios.

ROSALINE will be joined by other local acts 2 Star, Arla Mae, Eli, and A Hero Named Hope. ROSALINE’s last hometown event at the Metro drew in a crowd of nearly 400 people. This local phenomenon is ready for another great show! ROSALINE are given local credit as being one of the only post-hardcore bands to emerge from the area. “Back in the day, we used to play shows at churches out in the suburbs every other weekend. After a while, we became this high school band that was bringing literally hundreds of kids to these local shows we were playing,” states keyboardist Nathan Steinheimer. “We’re just as excited to please our local and national fans today as we were back then. Bring on the show!”

ROSALINE have become regular guests on Chicago’s major rock station, Q101, during the local music segment on Sunday nights. ROSALINE frequently appear with in-studio interviews, and have had their music on rotation there for some time. Recently, Fuse featured one of ROSALINE’s music videos On Demand for viewers in Illinois, as an emerging Chicago band.

The roots of ROSALINE trace back to 2005 when the members were all still attending high school. The band generated a swell of support and excitement amongst kids sprawled across suburban Chicago. They self released their first album titled “We’re all just passing through” gaining early inspiration from bands like The Bled, Hopesfall, and Thursday. In 2006 founding member Madison Stolzer put the band on hiatus to pursue an opportunity to play in Emarosa, now signed with Rise Records. It was a chance that ten out of ten kids would dive into head first. Emarosa was gaining ground and raising their profile as a band, but Madison felt a deep artistic void at the time. He needed an outlet that would allow him to once again write music and express himself creatively. While explaining the mixed emotions to his college roommate and close friend Nathan Steinheimer, the solution seemed to take shape right in front of his eyes. It was time to circle the wagons and bring ROSALINE back to life. It just so happened that Nathan was also a musician and they were in need of his talents as a synth player. With other members Cody on vocals, Ryan on bass, Matt on drums, and Ricky as the other guitarist, the line up was solidified.

With college degrees freshly hung on the wall and a new label home in Good Fight Music, ROSALINE is about to embark on their most exciting era to date. The Vitality Theory is promised to deliver a more mature and focused style of songwriting. There is no doubt this band is set to explode into the next chapter of their already fulfilling musical journey.


Madison Stolzer – Vocals/Guitar
Cody Lumpkin – Vocals
Ricky Bakosh – Guitar
Nate Steinheimer – Keyboards
Ryan Pulice – Bass
Matt Hahn – Drums

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