THE WONDER YEARS


THE WONDER YEARS

To Release New Album

The Greatest Generation on May 14th!

 

Spring Headlining Tour

w/Fireworks, Hostage Calm, & Misser!

 

MARCH 16TH | FITZ’ SPARE KEYS | ELMHURST, IL 

Will Appear on 2013 Vans Warped Tour Main Stage

 

Chosen As One Of Alternative Press Magazine’s

Most Anticipated Albums of 2013

  

The Wonder Years will be heading out on their Spring headliner tour with Fireworks, Hostage Calm, and Misser, to promote their new album, The Greatest Generation, to be released via Hopeless Records on May 14th, 2013. The album was produced and engineered by Steve Evetts (Saves the Day, Lifetime, Every Time I Die), and mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack). The band will also appear on the entire 2013 Vans Warped Tour Main Stage this summer. The Wonder Years will be performing at Fitz’ Spare Keys on March 16thFor more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.TheWonderYearsBand.com.

 

Consisting of Dan “Soupy” Campbell (lead singer), Casey Cavaliere (guitarist), Matt Brasch (guitarist), Nick Steinborn (keyboardist/guitarist), Joshua Martin (bassist), and Michael Kennedy (drummer), The Wonder Years are a band that started as something of a joke and grew to become recognized around the country, courtesy of a sloppy debut LP that flicked some sort of switch. Releasing The Upsides in January 2010, a complete departure from The  Years’ early work, was just the beginning of an ongoing avalanche of momentum that has led the Philadelphia sextet to the forefront of the pop-punk community.

 

Engaging musicianship and intimate, instantly relatable lyricism made The Wonder Years a critical darling even before hordes of fans began to take notice. But it didn’t take long for everyone to jump on board. Signing to Hopeless Records with their brand of “realist pop-punk” and re-releasing The Upsides with bonus tracks brought about new buzz, and the release of the sprawling, 13-track concept record Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing in June of 2011 confirmed what many thought: The Wonder Years were for real.

 

Playing shows in basements, backyards and VFW halls the country over in its early years, the band had a DIY mentality long before it broke through to a larger audience. “The idea was that, for a long time, no one wanted to work with The Wonder Years so we said fuck it, we’ll do it ourselves,” Campbell says. “We didn’t need anyone else. We weren’t looking for charity. We were just going to cowboy up and fucking do it.”

 

The Wonder Years graced the cover of Alternative Press, played an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and supported New Found Glory on the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour to close out 2011. They opened 2012 in a huge way, with the Glamour Kills Tour, which Campbell called the band’s “first big-boy headliner.” Leading Polar Bear Club, Transit, The Story So Far, A Loss for Words, and Into It. Over It. across the country for six weeks of sold-out shows proved that The Wonder Years are still growing, still making new friends, and breaking new boundaries.

 

Now, with the bands new release, The Greatest Generation, we will get to see what The Wonder Years have in store for us in 2013. The band tells us, “We know that this is unequivocally our strongest, most honest and most heartfelt work to date. We can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for this release.”

 

The Wonder Years will release The Greatest Generation via Hopeless Records on May 14th, 2013. For track listing and tour dates, see below.

 

For more information, please visit:

www.TheWonderYearsBand.com

www.Facebook.com/TheWonderYearsBand

www.Twitter.com/TWYPopPunk

www.PureVolume.com/TheWonderYearsPA

www.HopelessRecords.com

 

Headliner Tour Dates:

w/Fireworks, Hostage Calm, and Misser

 

3/8                  The Stone Pony                                 Asbury, Park, NJ – SOLD OUT

3/9                  The Met Cafe                                     Pawtucket, RI – SOLD OUT

3/10                Upstate Concert Hall                        Clifton Park, NY

3/12                A&R Music Bar                                   Columbus, OH

3/13                The Irving Theater                            Indianapolis, IN

3/14                The Pyramid Scheme                       Grand Rapids, MI – SOLD OUT

3/15                Turner Hall                                        Milwaukee, WI

3/16                Fitz’ Spare Keys                             Elmhurst, IL – SOLD OUT

3/18                The Aquarium                                    Fargo, ND

3/19                Sokol Underground                          Omaha, NE

3/20                Firebird                                              St. Louis, MO

3/21                Downtown Music Hall                      Little Rock, AR

3/22                Zydeco                                               Birmingham, AL

3/23                Roc Bar                                               Jacksonville, FL

3/25                The Soapbox Laundrolounge          Wilmington, NC

3/26                Kingdom                                            Richmond, VA

3/27                Empire                                               West Springfield, VA

3/29                Harmony Grange                             Wilmington, DE – SOLD OUT

 

WHO: THE WONDER YEARS w/Fireworks, Hostage Calm, and Misser

 

WHERE: FITZ’ SPARE KEYS | 119 N. YORK RD. | ELMHURST, IL

 

WHEN: MARCH 16TH