By: Jackie Cular
When five or six post-hardcore and rock bands form a tour, they ignite the stage night after night. On the Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour, bands leave fans wanting more.
Serianna, new-comers from Madison, Wisconsin gets the crowd fired up on tour dates ranging from October 13 to November 5. They bring their own version of metal to the stage.
Memphis May Fire, bursting out of Texas, continues to build a stronger and well-deserved fanbase. Lead singer, Matty Mullins, is comfortable playing to small rooms or large venues, but it’s nice to see the band begin to get the recognition they deserve.
Attila, from Georgia, continues to entertain as one of the hardest rock acts on the line-up.
Sleeping With Sirens, charges out of Orlando, Florida. Though they come from the birthplace of much milder boy groups, Sleeping With Sirens make the girls scream and the guys bang their heads. Kellin Quinn’s vocal range is impressive live. At the October 14 show, Quinn let a young fan on stage who proposed to his girlfriend just before the band’s final song—thankfully, she said yes.
A Skylit Drive, from Lodi, California, continues to tour in support of their latest album. Lead singer, Mike Jagmin, may be recently married, but he still rocks an impressive set. Drummer, Cory LaQuay, continues to dazzle as well.
Alesana, from Raleigh, North Carolina, is headlining the tour to support their album, which drops during the first full week of the tour—A Place Where the Sun is Silent. Shawn Milke and Dennis Lee are dueling vocalists who mesh to form a power lyrical base. The band clearly deserves its headlining slot.
Go to the Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour website for more information.