MISS MAY I Joins the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Main Stage Line-Up

New Full-Length Album ‘At Heart’ Hits Stores on June 12th, 2012 with Rise Records

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Brand new album artwork created by Zac Schwiet!

On Tour Now with Whitechapel, After The Burial, The Plot In You, and Structures

Troy, Ohio melodic metal band MISS MAY I has just been confirmed for a slot on one of the Kia main stages at this year’s 2012 Vans Warped Tour! View the full announcement at www.vanswarpedtour.com and stay tuned for more updates and MISS MAY I exclusives coming in the next few weeks.

“We are more than excited to play the Vans Warped Tour this year, especially main stage with the bands that got us into music in the first place,” comments frontman Levi Benton.  “Summer will be a hell of a ride and all we can say is…. CIRCLE PIT!”

MISS MAY I recently announced details about their new album entitled At Heart, now being released with Rise Records on its new release date of June 12th, 2012. At Heart was produced by famed record producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Suicide Silence) this past winter at Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey. The newly released album artwork was created by graphic artist Zac Schwiet.

MISS MAY I is currently on tour with Whitechapel, After The Bruial, The Plot In You, and Structures. The tour will travel through the United States until March 30th, taking a month long break while MISS MAY I heads to Europe to tour with Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, and Confession, and kicks back up again on May 3rd in Louisville, KY. The tour closes with two east coast shows, including the 2012 Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.

The band’s first album, Apologies Are for the Weak, reached #29 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their 2010 sophomore release, Monument, charted on the Billboard Top 200 and hit #10 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart. Churning out over 450 performances since 2009, the band is regarded as one of the hardest working young bands in the metal genre.

REMAINING 2012 TOUR DATES:

W/ WHITECHAPEL, AFTER THE BURIAL, THE PLOT IN YOU, STRUCTURES

3/22 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre

3/23 – Fresno, CA @ Club Retro

3/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

3/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip

3/26 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

3/28 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit

3/29 – McAllen, TX @ El Rey Theatre

3/30 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock

EUROPEAN TOUR W/ PARKWAY DRIVE, THE GHOST INSIDE, CONFESSION

4/6 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg

4/7 – London, UK @ Indigo2

4/8 – Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute

4/9 – Glassgow, UK @ ABC

4/10 – Manchester, UK @ Academy

4/11 – Cardiff, UK @ Uni Great Hall

4/12 – Obergausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle

4/13 – Paris, France @ Bataclan

4/14 – Lyon, France @ Transbordeur, Rockstorm Fest

4/15 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Heineken

4/16 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzamatazz

4/17 – Toulon, France @ Le Vox

4/18 – Milano, Italy @ Alcatraz

4/19 – München, Germany @ Tonhalle

4/20 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer

4/21 – Leipzig, Germany @ Agra, Impericon Fest

4/22 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle

4/23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset

4/24 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Trädgårn

4/25 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee

4/26 – Stockholm, Sweden @ klubben

4/27 – Hamburg, Germany @ Große Freiheit 36

4/28 – Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Fest

W/ WHITECHAPEL, AFTER THE BURIAL, WITHIN THE RUINS, THE PLOT IN YOU

5/3 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

5/4 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

5/5 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

5/8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues

5/9 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

5/10 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm

5/12 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Indoor Stage

5/13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Supercenter Grand

5/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights

5/16 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

5/17 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre

5/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ North Beach (Bamboozle 2012)

5/19 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon (NO Whitechapel)

MAIN STAGE –  2012 VANS WARPED TOUR

6/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark

6/17 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High

6/20 Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Festival Lot

6/21 Irvine, CA @ Orange County Great Park

6/22 Pomona, CA  @ Pomona Fairplex

6/23 San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

6/24 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

6/27 Chula Vista, CA (San Diego) @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

6/29 Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field

6/30 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

7/1 Houston, TX @ Reliant Park – Main Street Lot

7/3 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

7/5 Maryland Heights, MO (St. Louis) @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

7/6 Auburn Hills, MI (Detroit) @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

7/7 Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/8 Shakopee, MN (Minneapolis) @ Canterbury Park

7/9 Bonner Springs, KS (Kansas City) @ Sandstone Amphitheater

7/10 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis)  @ Klipsch Music Center

7/11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) @ Blossom Music Center

7/12 Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh)  @ First Niagara Pavilion

7/13 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

7/14 Montréal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau

7/15 Mississauga, ON (Toronto) @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/17 Darien Center, NY (Buffalo) @ Darien Lake PAC

7/18 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

7/19 Mansfield, MA (Boston) @ Comcast Center

7/20 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia, PA) @ Susquehanna Bank Center

7/21 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

7/22 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

7/24 Columbia, MD (Washington, D.C.) @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

7/25 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live

7/26 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/27 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

7/28 West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

7/29 St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) @ Vinoy Park

7/30 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/31 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

8/1 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre

8/4 Redmond, WA (Seattle) @ Marymoor Park

8/5 Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

MISS MAY I is:

B.J. Stead – rhythm guitar

Jerod Boyd – drums

Justin Aufdemkampe – lead guitar

Levi Benton – lead vocals

Ryan Neff – bass guitar, clean vocals

For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:

www.facebook.com/MissMayIMusic

www.twitter.com/missmayiband

www.youtube.com/missmayiband

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