Dashboard Confessional will play First Avenue on Sunday 1/29


The children of emo now hold professional jobs, but that does not keep them from revisiting the bands that shaped them, which explains the resurgence the genre seems to be experiencing. And Florida’s Dashboard Confessional is one of the key bands that defined that music style. Their US tour just had 6 shows in New York City and will bring them to First Avenue on Sunday 1/29. Many of their concerts have been sold out but there are still a few tickets left HERE.

Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s intimate and emotionally raw lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced their albums and sold out arenas (their last full band tour culminated in selling out NYC’s Madison Square Garden!). “One is reminded of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, only stripped down to the bare essentials,” praised PopMatters about their debut The Swiss Army Romance, setting the tone for the band’s massive impact on both their fans and the media alike, including SPIN, Alternative Press, MTV, among many others.

Their breakthrough second album 2002’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most included the trademark single “Screaming Infidelities”, yielding their first gold certified album and peaking at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Later that same year, the single won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Their third album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar gave them their first Top Ten Modern Rock single “Hands Down” and reached #2 on the Top 200. To date, Dashboard Confessional has a platinum album with their live release MTV Unplugged, three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar), and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, All My Children, Laguna Beach, NCIS, Cold Case, Clone High) and in movies (Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2, Made of Honor, Sydney White).
Photo Credit: David Bean

Tour Dates:
Jan 24 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Jan 26 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Jan 27 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
Jan 28 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
Jan 29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Jan 31 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Feb 01 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 02 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Feb 03 House of Blues San Diego San Diego, CA
Feb 04 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Feb 06 Observatory OC Santa Ana, CA
Feb 08 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Feb 10 Emo’s East Austin, TX
Feb 11 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Feb 12 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
Feb 13 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Feb 15 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
Feb 16 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
Feb 17 The Underground Charlotte, NC
Feb 21 Basement East Nashville, TN
Feb 22 Basement East Nashville, TN
Feb 23 Basement East Nashville, TN
Feb 26 The Basement East Nashville, TN
Feb 28 The Basement East Nashville, TN
Mar 01 House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL