As a special New Years present, Anthony Raneri of Bayside has added a string of headlining solo tour dates in addition to his run on the 2010 West Coast edition of the "Where's the Band?" Tour. Support on his East Coast headlining dates include Vinnie Caruana (Movielife, I Am the Avalanche) and JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights) on Jan. 20-21st and Kevin Devine and Shane Henderson (Valencia) from Jan. 22nd-24th (full dates below).
Earlier this month, Anthony unveiled a new demo, "The Ballad of Bill the Saint" on his personal MySpace page (www.myspace.com/anthonyraneri) to a wealth of fan applause.
"Lyrically, I just wanted to try telling a story," says Anthony. "I don't think that singing about the hardships of being in a touring rock band are very relatable, so I wanted to try writing a few songs that used a fictional character's life as a metaphor for mine."
His songwriting prowess has been praised by the likes of Alternative Press, ("Anthony Raneri's lyrics completely cut to my core"), Wonka Vision ("lyrically, the band has reached the epiphany within... they put the rock back in punk rock"), to IGN ("the band writes the best songs and delivers with the passion and power that made Jimmy Eat World so successful").
He continues, " I wanted to convey the situations or feelings I was having, but I had to take them outside of my own personal situation so people could understand."
The 2010 Edition of the WHERE'S THE BAND? Tour includes solo acoustic performances by Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), and Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues).
2010 Where's the Band? Tour w/ Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues).
Jan 7th - West Hollywood, CA @ the Troubador
Jan 8th - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 9th - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 10th - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Headline Dates w/Vinnie Caruana (Movielife, I Am the Avalanche), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)
January 20th - Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
January 21st - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Headline Dates w/ Kevin Devine, Shane Henderson (Valencia)
January 22nd - Philadelphia, PA @ Northstar Bar
January 23rd - Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
January 24th - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
Ticket Info for all shows are at
www.myspace.com/anthonyraneri and www.anthonyraneri.com
Info on the Where's the Band? Tour can also be found at