Enter to win a merch prize pack and exclusive Skype performance by THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE  at altpress.com.

One lucky winner will receive not only a sweet merch pack from THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE but they will be serenaded via Skype by the band who will perform several acoustic tracks off their latest album Stranger Places, Greater Things.

Enter now at www.altpress.com/contests

“Theatre Breaks Loose makes the sometimes redundant pop punk genre interesting by experimenting with trade-off vocals, multiplying melodies and a complimenting yet not overbearing piano accompaniment.”  -Hopecore.com

“Theatre Breaks Loose have won me over and renewed my interest in pop punk with the release of Stranger Places, Greater Things. The dueling vocals and overall fun feel of the CD were more than enough to gain my attention and keep my interested in this talented young band. Expect to hear more from these guys in the future.” –Indievisionmusic.com

“I really enjoyed this album: it’s heartfelt and catchy-it just speaks to the audience.” –Audioarsenalmagazine.com


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