Through Fire: 2017 Breakout Tour

GMBG Presents

Through Fire: 2017 Breakout Tour

Dangerkids, Righteous Vendetta, American Sin, Awake In Theory

Sun Dec 10

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm (event ends at 10:45 pm)

Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill


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Through Fire
Through Fire
Never give up… Never give in… those words are the foundation of which Through Fire was born. This four piece hard rock band hailing from Omaha, Nebraska quickly caught the attention of several industry executive’s and inked a deal with Sumerian Records in September of 2015. With anthems such as “Stronger” and “Breathe”, Through Fire was set to make their mark in the rock world.

Comprised of lead singer Grant Kendrick, guitarist Justin McCain, drummer Patrick Mussack and bassist Jesse Saint, the bands live show is poised to rally fans throughout the world. Impacting radio along with their video premier for “Stronger” in January 2016, Through Fire set out on the road with Adelitas Way for their first tour and introducing their brand to radio and fans alike. That very successful run was followed up with 7 more weeks on the road with industry veterans OTEP for a full US assault.

July 1, 2016, their debut record “Breathe” dropped nationwide. The band then found themselves playing a Danny Wimmer mega fest, “Chicago Open Air” in Chicago followed by various radio shows in support of the record.

Their single “Stronger” saw great success at radio reaching #27 on the Mediabase Active Rock charts and powerhouse Octane coming on board to get behind the track. In less than 3 weeks “Stronger” made its way to the #1 most played song on the station and sat at the #1 position for the Big Uns Countdown for 5 weeks. With impressive digital sales, reaching #1 on ITunes, #1 in single downloads within the genre and outselling more than half the bands in the top 30, the band garnered the attention of NBC Sports and found song placements with “Stronger” in mixed martial arts matches, The Stanley Cup Finals, into 3,200 health clubs across the country and Canada and was made the theme song to WWE’s Backlash.

August gave the band a run throughout the Midwest with Nonpoint which then linked to a tour with Sick Puppies for a prelude to their next single.

Their second single “Breathe” impacted radio early October and quickly showed its strength by moving into the Mediabase top 50 in just 2 short weeks. The song showed serious promise and continued to move up every chart.

The last tour of the year was with Escape The Fate and Nonpoint followed by a few Christmas radio shows with WIIL and The Banana.  Sirius Octane put an exclamation point on 2016 and opened many eyes to the band for the New Year by naming them the Breakout Artist Of The Year and picking their single STRONGER as the #3 Song of The Year behind only Metallica and Highly Suspect. They were also 1 of only 5 bands in the country to be nominated for BEST NEW ARTIST at the rock radio / RadioContraband Awards in Vegas.

Entering February 2017, “Breathe” hit #16 on the Active Rock Chart, TOP 20 on the Billboard mainstream rock chart, TOP 10 on the UTR rock radio chart and #1 on Octane’s Big Uns Countdown for a second straight time. March brings in a new touring year and kicks it off with a month on the road with Black Stone Cherry, the announcement of stints with Seether and another tour soon to be announced for early summer as well as a myriad of radio festivals all over the country.

Continuing on with building their brand and sonic power, April of 2017 see’s the release of a deluxe version of the album “Breathe” with bonus tracks and a few surprises for their fans as well as a vinyl option.

Through Fire is quickly solidifying a permanent spot amongst the industry’s elite acts and 2017 is set to be a breakout year. Never give up… Never give in… They are just scratching the surface of whats to come!
Timing can make a big difference.

That’s why dangerkids (DANGEЯKIDS, dk, >>) deliberately waited for the right moment, situation, and circumstances to release their second full-length album, blacklist_ [Paid Vacation Records]. 2013’s Collapse introduced the Dayton, OH quartet—Andy Bane [vocals], Tyler Smyth [vocals, rhymes, production], Jake Bonham [bass], and Katie Cole [drums]—to listeners everywhere with a bang. The band earned acclaim from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, and Kerrang! as songs like “light escapes” garnered over 2.1 million Spotify streams and counting and 700k YouTube views. They graced stages around the globe, tore up Warped Tour 2014, and hit the road with the likes of Falling In Reverse, issues, and Motionless in White. Seamlessly hybridizing rock, hip-hop, and electronic elements into an inimitable musical DNA, their evolution shines through blacklist_.

“We stopped editing ourselves,” exclaims Tyler. “Instead of saying, ‘We can’t do this because it’s too different,’ we started saying, ‘Let’s try it.’ We were really pushing each other. That was a new concept to us. We had time to become a band. We had time to sit down, develop the strengths, and find out what works for us. We had time to sharpen our own identity. We weren’t worried about what sells records. We just made music we loved.”

“We all progressed as songwriters and people,” Andy continues. “We had so much more experience to draw from. It helped having four years. On our first album, everything happened so quickly that each song had to go on the tracklisting. We got the chance to write way more music and cut it down to the best. It’s a big leap ahead.”

Upon finishing the Collapse tour cycle in 2015, dangerkids retreated to an Ohio studio and began writing and recording blacklist_. Tyler handled production, preserving the group’s collective vision wholeheartedly. As a result, they honed their undeniable, unpredictable, and unbreakable fusion of hard rock, rap, and electronic in a calculated fashion. Once the album was done, they sought out the right home for it.

“There were years of thought and preparation that led us to Paid Vacation Records,” admits Tyler. “We wanted to find a team that believed in everything we were trying to do. As soon as we signed, they were ready to go, and we were too.”

blacklist_ kick offs with the kinetic powder keg of “kill everything.” Over guitars awash in glitched-out fuzz, the verse hops from an incendiary flow into an arena-ready refrain.

“‘kill everything’ embodies the album’s concept,” Tyler says. “I came up with this metaphor of us coming back from the dead and choosing not to be stopped as a new band.”

“It’s about some people that we thought were our friends, but they turned their backs on us,” Andy elaborates. “We can do without them.”

Meanwhile, “blacklist_” segues from an ominous intro into a neck-snapping riff punctuated by airy keys before crashing into a scorching chant.

“If Collapse was a battle against yourself and your own demons, blacklist_ is a battle against those who seek to slow you down or oppose you,” Tyler states. “It reflects our journey over the past few years. We have a lot of loud outspoken opinions on what we should be doing, and we’re not going to sit there and be told what to do.”

Andy succinctly sums it up, “It’s an F-You to the people who said we wouldn’t make it.”

The album closes on the stark acoustic dreamscape of “Invincible Summer.” Referencing an Albert Camus quote, Tyler immortalizes his love for his wife.

“We recently moved from Ohio to Los Angeles, and the song speaks to that whole concept of jumping,” he goes on. “It was really satisfying to take a risk musically with this.”

Ultimately, 2017 is the right time for dangerkids and blacklist_.

“I’d love for people to hear the record and feel the growth,” Tyler leaves off. “I hope they see we’re a stronger unit than ever before.”

“I want it to be something fans can listen to front to back,” concludes Andy. “The greatest compliment is when a song gets a fan through something difficult. I think these songs can do that.”
Righteous Vendetta
Righteous Vendetta
Righteous Vendetta has come a long way from their humble beginnings at a community college in western Wyoming. Through two full-length records, one EP, hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, and numerous tours, they have established themselves as a veteran act with more than a few notches on their proverbial belt.
From their inception, Righteous Vendetta has never been comfortable with sitting still. After releasing two full-length albums on Red Cord Records and touring extensively on that material, they decided it was time for a change. "We finished our 2011 release Lawless and started thinking what we were going to do next. After some ideas were tossed around, we decided to try something that would really challenge our songwriting skills and push us to our creative limits. So we took the intensity and high-energy of our older metalcore sound and tried to take it in a more appealing direction", writes guitarist Justin Olmstead. The result of this new direction was their single "This Pain", which spent fifteen weeks in the Top 20 on Billboard's Christian Rock chart. Since then they've hit the ground running with the independently released Righteous Vendetta, Vol. I. Though the band's style has changed with their latest release, their brand of hook-infused rock has found fans on the airwaves and at venues throughout the country. Their newest single, "The Fire Inside", has spent more than a dozen weeks on the Christian Rock chart, peaking at #9 and sharing the Top 10 with the likes of Skillet, Red, and P.O.D.
Even after nearly a thousand shows to date, the band's touring schedule is as busy as ever. Last year, Righteous Vendetta made their performance debut in Europe, playing to packed venues in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and more. This year they've already supported Hurt and Smile Empty Soul as the first installment in a series of major tours, followed by runs with Trapt, Taproot, and 10 Years, playing more than sixty dates with some of the biggest names in hard rock.
The band recently recorded their third full-length record The Fire Inside with Milwaukee-based producer Joel Wanasek at JTW Studios. "The new record is sure to be one of the biggest, hardest hitting mixes in the genre," said vocalist Ryan Hayes. "It's heavy, catchy, melodic, and will have you singing every chorus after the first time you hear it." Armed with a melodic, infectious sound and a habit of hitting venues across the nation hard, fast, and often, Righteous Vendetta is destined to make waves. Look for their new record The Fire Inside this fall.
American Sin
American Sin
Vocals- John Bobinger

Guitar/Producer- Samuel Morelock

Guitar/Vocals- Marcus Barber

Bass-Jake Wire
Awake In Theory
Awake In Theory
Awake In Theory is a Alternative/Rock band that formed in 2012 from five musicians out of the local Dallas TX music scene. The band has played shows all over Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states. Earning them a loyal, and faithful following. In late 2015 the band joined with a new front man, and proceeded to focus on writing new material that pushed the genre in a unique way. In early 2016 the band recorded their first single "Colder" which quickly found its way to being played on 97.1 "The Eagle" the Dallas rock station. Members include: Ryan Avila- Vocals, Terry Kimmel- Guitar, Dirk Ellerd- Guitar, Raymond Chambers- Drums, and Alex Haines- Bass.
Venue Information:
Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
10261 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX, 75220