August Burns Red Tickets
August Burns Red is a band from Pennsylvania. They have toured extensively in their career, performing with other acts and headlining concerts. The band consists of five members, three of whom have been with the band since its inception. The three members are guitarist Brent Rambler, pianist Matt Greiner and lead guitar playerJB Brubaker. They have been with the band for over a decade, while vocalist Jake Luhrsbecame a member in 2005 and drummer Dustin Davidson joined the crew in 2006. They have pushed the boundaries of metalcore music, merging jazz and pop with it. Get August Burns Red tickets and catch the band at the Lonestar Amphitheatre in Lubbock, Texas. Enjoy their music that features guitar riffs, intense vocals and heavy drumming.
August Burns Red is a metalcore band, greatly influenced by bands like “Hopesfall” and “Misery Signals”. They made their entrance into what was seemingly a very saturated genre, with scores of bands making similar music. However, with their odd-meter riffs and break downs, coupled with screaming vocals and strong lyrics, the band made a name for itself. It attracted a strong fan following. Propelled by the support of 1.4 million Facebook fans and album sales amounting to more than half a million, August Burns Red created a distinct musical style. Get August Burns Red tickets and watch the band walk out on stage to deafening cheers, as they entertain with their thrashing drums and music.
August Burns Red started taking shape when the majority of the band members were still seniors in high school. Their first 'studio' where they practiced, was located in the basement of the Greiner family's property. The band began to perform at shows in Lancaster and eventually agreed on recording an album. In 2004, their first EP, "Looks Fragile After All" was released under the tag of CI Records label. Ironically, the band's lineup turned out to be fragile; lead vocalist Jon Hershey quit the band soon after the albums released. Josh McManness, who was the replacement for Hershey, also left the band in 2006, disclosing the hectic touring schedule as the main reason. Josh Tuscan soon followed McManness citing similar reasons. Fortunately, the band had almost completed their first studio album before the two musicians left. Their first full length studio album was released in 2005 titled, "Thrill Seeker."
Tuscan, who was the bassist of the band, was replaced by Dustin Davidson, while McManness's shoes were filled by Jake Luhrs. With the two new recruits settling in comfortably with the band, the members decided to release their second album, "Messengers" in 2007. The album was an instant hit, becoming August Burns Red's breakthrough album, grabbing the eighty first spot on the Billboard 200.
Having earned a name for themselves, the band was called on to headline tours with various bands. They played with “Misery Signals", "A Skylit Drive", "As I Lay Dying" and "This or the Apocalypse" among many others. They toured Germany, Norway, Italy, Finland, Belgium and France before they set off for a tour of the Middle East. They performed at the Dubai Desert Rock Festival in 2009.
As the touring subsided, the band took to their studio to come up with their third album, "Constellations", released in June 2009. The band tried their hand at instrumental interludes and jazz influenced music in the album. It definitely was a step forward for the band, from being a pure metal core band to incorporating different genres.
Two years later, the band came up with the album “Leveler”. Released in June the album became the biggest highlight for August Burns Red, as it climbed the Billboard 200 to rest on the eleventh position. Including songs like “Empire” and “Internal Canon” the band displayed its wide range of melodies, featuring thrashing guitar riffs to clean tones from Latin guitars.
Their latest endeavor is the album “Rescue & Restore”, whichcame out in June 2013. Bent on expanding the boundaries of their genre, the album had elements ranging from pop to indie rock. It did not come as much of a surprise when “Rescue & Restore” was listed at number 9 on the Billboard 200. It surely showed their steady rise from a band performing at small club houses to one of the leading performers in the genre. Get August Burns Red tickets and hear their heavy metal music live.