Alternative rock band Story of the Year have announced plans to perform their classic, breakthrough album, Page Avenue, in its entirety at a special, one-night-only, show on February 4 at The Pageant in St. Louis as a thank you to hometown fans for their loyal support throughout the years.
“It’s been a long, long road,” says guitarist Ryan Phillips. “Story of the Year has been our life, our family, our everything for ten crazy years. Years of laughter, tears, joy, and pain, but above all, years of humbling appreciation for this amazing life we have been able to live. We’ve seen the world, we’ve lived the life. We wanted to do a special show, here in our hometown of St Louis, MO for all of our amazing fans that have stuck with us through thick and thin. Page Avenue is the album that started it all for us. It is the album that defined our sound and layed the foundation for the house we’ve been building for a decade. We thought it would be awesome to play the entire Page Avenue album, start to finish, this one time only as a special thank you to everyone. On top of that, throw in some fan favorites from all of our albums. It’s going to be a very special night for all in attendance.”
Formed in 2000, Story of the Year released their debut album, Page Avenue, in 2003, which features the massive rock radio hits “Until the Day I Die” and “Anthem of Our Dying Day.” Propelled by substantial radio play, the album catapulted the band into mainstream rock and selling north of 877,000 copies to date in the US alone. The band went on to tour with bands like Linkin Park and Hoobastank before releasing their sophomore album In the Wake of Determination in 2005 which also garnered the band heavy airplay. After two releases with Maverick Records Story of the Year signed with Epitaph Records and released The Black Swan, featuring the hit single “Wake Up,” in 2008. Critics and fans of the band’s signature melodies driven by huge metal infused riffs found the album to be a return to form. After a summer on the Vans Warped Tour and worldwide touring, Story of the Year returned to the studio to record The Constant, released in February 2010. The band followed the release with a headlining US with Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, After Midnight Project and Monty Are I in the spring and a recently wrapped fall tour with Flyleaf.
Story of the Year’s members have also been deeply involved with their other bands as well, with guitarists Ryan Phillips and Phil Sneed’s epic rock band Greek Fire (myspace.com/greekfiremusic), singer Dan Marsala’s raucous punk band the Fuck Off and Dies (myspace.com/thefuckoffanddiessuck) and Adam “The Skull” Russell’s highly buzzed about experiment DRUGS (thisisdrugs.com/).
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