PASSAFIRE SET TO RELEASE START FROM SCRATCH ON SEPT 20

Georgia Rockers Debut New Song Today On VansWarpedTour.com
 
July 18, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Savannah, GA based rock band Passafire will release their fourth studio album, Start From Scratch, on September 20th via their newly formed FlameGuy Records.  Currently performing on the Vans Warped Tour, Passafire has premiered the title track from the new album today on VansWarpedTour.com.  Listen here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/blog/id/1844876.  Passafire has also announced they will kick off their “Start From Scratch Fall Tour” with special guests Jimkata in September in support of the new album.
Made up of Ted Bowne (guitar/vocals), Will Kubley (bass/vocals), Mike DeGuzman (keys) and Nick Kubley (drums), Passafire cohesively melds influences of rock, funk, reggae and electronic creating an upbeat dance party that has fans across the country singing along.
Passafire spent the beginning of 2011 in El Paso, TX where they recorded Start From Scratch with producer Paul Leary (guitarist for Butthole Surfers and producer for Sublime and Meat Puppets).  For their fourth album, the band explored their roots and broadened their horizons further than ever before, incorporating new sounds and ideas within the music.
“This album represents a new era of Passafire music in that it digs deeper into what we have only scratched the surface of so far in the studio,” says Bowne.  “We got to elaborate on our ideas of incorporating electronic and acoustic sounds surrounding the core style we have already established.  Fans can expect a few acoustic “slow jam ballads” as well as a few new up-beat rockers that push the boundaries of Passafire’s hard rock side.  The lyrics are playful, insightful, and carefully placed. Once again we have managed to make a record with no profanity which, I think, helps to push it out toward a broader audience. There are songs with stories behind them and songs written like abstract pieces of art. It’s a good variety of slow and fast paced stuff with a good amount of synths and acoustic.”
Formed in 2003 by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design, Passafire got their big break from Pepper in 2007, who saw the band’s amazing potential and would go on to sign and release their albums Submersible and Everyone on Everynight on the band’s independent LAW Records.  Submersible was recognized by iTunes as one of the “10 Best Reggae Albums” of 2007 and Everyone on Everynight debuted at #1 on iTunes reggae chart.
No strangers to the road, Passafire has performed with a variety of acts like 311, Toots and the Maytals, Matisyahu and The Wailers over the years, honing their craft and assembling a swell of grass roots support along the way.  The band is currently on the Vans Warped Tour and will kick off their “Start From Scratch Fall Tour” in September.
Passafire/Warped  Tour Dates:
July 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 21 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 22 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 23 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 24 – Oceanport, NJ – Monmouth Park Raceway
July 26 – Columbia, MD – Meriwether Post Pavilion
July 27 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 28 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 29 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
July 30 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 31 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
Aug 1 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Aug 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 3 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 4 – Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Fairgrounds
Aug 5 – Denver, CO – Invesco Field at Mile High
Aug 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
Aug 7 – Phoenix, AZ- Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion
Aug 9 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Amphitheatre
Aug 10 – Carson, CA – Cal State Dominguez Hills
Aug 11 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug 12 – Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Aug 13 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug 14 – Hillsboro, OR – Washington County Fairgrounds
Sept 14 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
Sept 15 – Virginia Beach, VA – The Jewish Mother
Sept 16 – Vienna, VA – Java
Sept 17 – Vienna, VA – Java
Sept 18 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s Tavern
Sept 20 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah
Sept 21 – Charlotte, NC – Double Door
Sept 22 – Charleston, SC – Pourhouse
Sept 23 – Live Oak, FL – Blackwater Music Festival
Sept 24 – Jupiter, FL – Guanabanas
Sept 25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662
Sept 27 – Columbia, SC – 5 Points
Sept 28 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House
Sept 29 – Baltimore, MD – 8X10
Sept 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Hard Rock
Oct 2 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
Oct 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
Oct 5 – Cleveland, OH – Cambridge
Oct 6 – Columbus, OH – Basement
Oct 7 – Pontiac, MI – Pike
Oct 8 – Chicago, IL – Sub T
Oct 9 – Ames, IA – IA State
Oct 11 – Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
For More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/passafire
http://www.myspace.com/passafire
http://twitter.com/passafire
http://www.youtube.com/user/passafiretheband

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