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Hawthorne Heights To Perform At Starland Ballroom On September 4th

originally published: 09/02/2021

Hawthorne Heights To Perform At Starland Ballroom On September 4th

(SAYREVILLE, NJ) -- Hawthorne Heights will be joining Bayside, Senses Fail and The Bombpops on the 21 Years of Bad Luck Tour and will be performing at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on September 4.  Doors are at 6:00pm. Tickets are $28.50.

Hawthorne Heights are gearing up to release their eighth full-length album, The Rain Just Follows Me on September 10, 2021 via Pure Noise Records. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Megadeth). The 11 tracks stand as some of Woodruff’s most resonant writing to date, as he unravels themes of both physical and emotional distance from his wife and daughter in Ohio as well as personal identity as the front man of as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium.

“The most unbelievable part of this story is that this entire album was written and recorded BEFORE the pandemic,” singer JT Woodruff shares. “All of this darkness and turmoil is basically a summation of the coldest and loneliest nights I’ve tried to reconcile for the past 17 years.”

Eager to hit the studio again as soon as possible after their 2018 release Bad Frequencies – and probably a bit naive about how much they could physically take – the writing sessions for LP8 took place in unusual places: in sound checks and dressing rooms, in far-flung rehearsal studios after marathon overnight drives. Hawthorne Heights weren’t just burning the candle at both ends; they were splitting it in two, then letting the flames engulf the smaller pieces completely.

The Rain Just Follows Me can be pre-ordered here and will also be released in stores with limited edition vinyl variants on October 22, 2021.

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Starland Ballroom is located at 570 Jernee Mill Road in Sayreville, New Jersey.

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums).

The Rain Just Follows Me Track List

1.    Constant Dread

2.    The Rain Just Follows Me

3.   Holy Coast    

4.   Tired And Alone

5.    Thunder In Our Hearts

6.   Spray Paint It Black

7.    Dull Headlights

8.   Palm Canyon Drive

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9.   Seafoam

10. Words Can't Hurt

11. Bambarra Beach (The End)


Most of all, this upcoming release is quintessentially Hawthorne Heights. It’s who they’ve always been – they just needed to push down the heartache and strife long enough to rediscover those intangible characteristics.

“We want to create the best songs that are accurate depictions of our lives and connect to other people through our songs,” Woodruff says. “I hope this record helps people understand that others out there are thinking like them – and thinking about them. Everyone gets poured on in life; we just want to provide an umbrella.”

Upcoming Tour Dates

September 3 - Franklin Music Hall - Philadelphia, PA

September 4 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

September 5 - House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA

September 7 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

September 8 - Buffalo Riverworks - Buffalo, NY

September 9 - Spirit Hall - Pittsburgh, PA*

September 10 - Agora Theater and Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

September 11 - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville - Nashville, TN

September 12 - Pop's - Sauget, IL

September 14 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH

September 15 - The Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI

September 16 - The Village Theater of East Davenport - Davenport, IA

September 17 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN

September 19 - Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL

September 21 - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill - Dallas, TX

September 22 - Emo's Austin - Austin, TX

September 23 - Rockhouse Bar - El Paso, TX*

September 24 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ

September 25 - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

September 26 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

September 28 - House of Blues Anaheim - Anaheim, CA

September 29 - The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

October 1 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA

October 2 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

October 3 - The Alpine - Reno, NV*

October 4 - The Union Event Center - Salt Lake City, UT

October 5 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO

* Indicates Hawthorne Heights headline date

Photo Credit: Courtney Kiara

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