Posted Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Taylor
Copeland Announces Tour With Paramore
Copeland is excited to announce that they will be performing as the sole support for Paramore on their upcoming spring tour. Things will kick off on April 27th in Augusta, GA and wrap up in Portland, OR on May 25th.
Copeland, consisting of Aaron Marsh, Bryan Laurenson, Jonathan Bucklew, and Stephen Laurenson, formed in Lakeland, Florida in 2001. The band’s first album, "Beneath Medicine Tree", came out in 2003 on the indie label The Militia Group. The album’s layered melodies, combined with Marsh’s thoughtful, emotive croon, immediately engaged music fans, offering a nuanced take on the emo music of the early ‘00s. The group unveiled four subsequent albums between 2005 and 2008, including "Eat, Sleep, Repeat" on Columbia Records in 2006. Copeland signed with Tooth & Nail in 2008 and partnered with the label to release their long awaited sixth album, "Ixora." Released on November 24th, "Ixora" charted at #10 on the Billboard Alternative Charts, as well as charting on the CMJ Top 100 Radio Charts.
The musicians spent much of 2014 working on new music, pulling some tracks from older material they’d set aside -- one song, “Like I Want You,” Aaron found in a folder on his computer from 2009 and appears on the new album as a bonus track. Bryan and Stephen spent eight weeks in Florida at Aaron’s studio with Aaron at the helm of the production. “It was like picking up where we left off,” Aaron notes. The final ten-track album was also mixed by Michael Brauer, who has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan to Coldplay, at Electric Lady in New York.
Copeland officially broke up in October of 2009 after nine years as a band. In their heyday, the band played over 200 shows a year. They’ve toured with Brand New, Sparta, Goo Goo Dolls, The Rentals, Bob Mould, Switchfoot, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster. Copeland has also historically supported new artists and Paramore’s first ever show was opening for Copeland in Nashville in 2004.
Copeland released their newest album "Ixora" on Monday, November 24th, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records. Purchase Ixora via Best Buy, here: http://bit.ly/1xsQSS5 or iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/1qXTF3w.
*More Shows To Be Announced Soon*
Feb. 2 - The Fillmore (w/ Motion City Soundtrack) - Charlotte, NC
Feb. 3 - The Masquerade (w/ Motion City Soundtrack) - Atlanta, GA
Feb. 4 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
Feb. 7 - For The Love Music Festival - Ft.Lauderdale, FL
Upcoming Shows w/ Paramore:
Apr. 27 - Bell Auditorium - Augusta, GA
Apr. 28 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL
May 3 - Rosemont Theatre - Rosemont, IL
May 5 - Citi Wang Theatre - Boston, MA
May 6 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
May 8 - The Borgata - Atlantic City, CA
May 9 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT
May 11 - Meyerhoff Theatre - Baltimore, MD
May 12 - Palace Theatre - Louisville, KY
May 14 - Saenger Theatre - New Orleans, LA
May 17 - Grand Ole Opry House - Nashville, TN
May 19 - Verizon Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX
May 20 - Abraham Chavez Theatre - El Paso, TX
May 22 - SDSU Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA
May 23 - Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
May 25 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR
“Ixora is the most matured, delicate and introspective album from Copeland Ixora is the most matured, delicate and introspective album from Copeland.” - EARMILK
“Their sixth effort sees feels-rock stalwarts Copeland easing back into their groove for a first album since their return from hiatus earlier this year, and doing it with a familiar level of grace and beauty.” - Rocksound TV
“...the band is back from what turned out to be a hiatus with their best and most mature album yet, Ixora. They haven’t completely reinvented their sound; they perfected it.” - HM Magazine