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THE FLATLINERS tour with A Wilhelm Scream to celebrate the 10th Anniversary

THE FLATLINERS tour with A Wilhelm Scream to celebrate the 10th Anniversary

The FlatlinersThe Flatliners came out swinging with youthful exuberance on their debut record, Destroy To Create, in 2005, and they’ve honed their anthemic style with each subsequent release: The Great Awake in 2007, Cavalcade in 2010, Dead Language in 2013 and Division of Spoils in 2015.

But frenetic touring schedules and prolific recording output takes its toll, and The Flatliners decided to spend the majority of 2015 off the road to recharge and reconnect with friends and family. Striking a balance between home and road life is a difficult task, but frontman and guitarist Chris Cresswell concedes that it’s necessary.

“That’s what we’ve been in search of for probably the last seven years. We noticed it in ourselves, and that’s what we’re really striving for now,” he says. “We have a lot of people in our lives that are super supportive of what we do, and we’re supportive of each other.”

The band may have opted for more downtime, but there was still plenty going on behind the scenes. Early in 2015, the guys found themselves without the familiarity of the jam space they had inhabited for nearly a decade—four walls that had been the incubator for hundreds of songs and uninhibited creativity. Several months were spent renting rooms wherever they were available before the band was able to settle into a new space, but the group did their best not to let the upheaval hinder their burgeoning roster of new material. Borne out of that chaos was Nerves, a two-song EP released in October 2016 that also marked the band’s first recording on Dine Alone Records.

The Flatliners continue to build on the enduring connection that brought them together all those years ago, celebrating one another’s personal milestones and weathering each new experience as a unit.

“It feels like we’re onto something,” Cresswell adds. “It’s exciting for a band to be 15 years into their existence and have this. It’s a refreshing thing.”

 

 

Tour Dates:

10.27 – Gainsville, FL @ Fest 16
11.29 – Baltimore, MD w. @ Sondstage Menzingers
11.30 – Long Island, NY @ Mulcahys  w. Menzingers
12.1 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents  w. Menzingers
12.2 – Asbury Pak, @ House of Independents NJ w. Menzingers
12.6 – London, ON @ London Music Hall w. A Wilhelm Scream
12.7 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House w. A Wilhelm Scream
12.8 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey w. A Wilhelm Scream
12.9 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda w. A Wilhelm Scream
12.14 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar w. A Wilhelm Scream
12.15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre w. Descendents
12.16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl w. Descendents
1.12 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
1.13 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom w. Twin Peaks, PUP

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