Twenty years ago a hardcore band American Nightmare was formed in Boston. It changed the direction of hardcore into one that was more reflective, more musical, and more meditative and created a signature that was entirely its own. This was largely due to Wes Eisold’s, the band’s front man, fascination with post-punk, especially with the bands like Joy Division and the Smiths, whose lead singers were also genuine poets, as is Eisold.
This year the band is going on the twentieth anniversary tour, which kicked off yesterday in Boston and continues tonight in New York. True love, true hate – we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else on Valentine’s Day.
Along with the tour, the band put out a new EP, Life Support, out today.
Full tour dates below:
02/13 – Boston, MA at Royale
02/14 – New York City at BK Steel
02/16 – Philadelphia, PA at TLA
02/19 – Cleveland, OH at Beachland
02/20 – Detroit, MI at Magic Stick
02/21 – Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall
02/22 – Minn, MN at Fine Line
02/25 – Denver, CO at Bluebird
02/26 – SLC, UT at The Complex
02/28 – Portland, OR at Hawthorne
02/29 – Vancouver, BC at Imperial
03/01 – Seattle, WA at The Showbox
03/06 – San Fransisco, CA at The Fillmore
03/14 – Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda