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Fri Jan 24, 2014, 09:45 PM

I am SO proud of my son's band!!!! They got picked for the Warped Tour!!!!!

Manager's Note: Oh man, HUGE news for ACIDIC! Warped Tour!
Fri 6/13 - Houston TX, Reliant Park
Sat 6/14 - San Antonio TX, AT&T Center
Sun 6/15 - Dallas TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Mon 6/16 - OFF
Tue 6/17 - Albuquerque NM, Isleta Amphitheater
Wed 6/18 - Mesa AZ, Quail Run Park
Thu 6/19 - Las Vegas NV, Luxor Lot
Fri 6/20 - Pomona CA, Pomona Fairplex
Sat 6/21 - San Francisco CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 6/22 - Ventura CA, Seaside Park - Ventura County Fairgrounds

Very proud to add that ACIDIC is set for the Kevin Says Stage!


OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!

One of the Street Teamer kids we know who loves the band and tells all his friends (and all that) and who's also going to go to the SoCal dates, told us that the "Kevin Says Stage," named for Kevin Lyman, the founder and CEO of the Warped Tour, is really significant. This kid said that the "Kevin Says Stage" is the one known for featuring artists who Kevin Lyman thinks are gonna make it! For example, the first time No Doubt, Blink 182, and Sublime played the Warped Tour, they'd been chosen to play on that stage!

I'm outta my miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind!!!!!!!! Just had to share this with my brothers and sisters here on DU!

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Reply I am SO proud of my son's band!!!! They got picked for the Warped Tour!!!!! (Original post)
calimary Jan 2014 OP
Kaleva Jan 2014 #1
calimary Jan 2014 #6
rurallib Jan 2014 #2
calimary Jan 2014 #7
panader0 Jan 2014 #3
calimary Jan 2014 #5
backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #4
calimary Jan 2014 #8
Arcanetrance Jan 2014 #9
calimary Jan 2014 #15
Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2014 #10
calimary Jan 2014 #16
Initech Jan 2014 #11
calimary Jan 2014 #14
6000eliot Jan 2014 #12
calimary Jan 2014 #13
6000eliot Jan 2014 #20
calimary Jan 2014 #26
pitohui Jan 2014 #17
calimary Jan 2014 #18
calimary Jan 2014 #19
davidpdx Jan 2014 #21
calimary Jan 2014 #30
a la izquierda Jan 2014 #22
calimary Jan 2014 #31
mnhtnbb Jan 2014 #23
calimary Jan 2014 #29
madrchsod Jan 2014 #24
calimary Jan 2014 #28
Tobin S. Jan 2014 #25
calimary Jan 2014 #27
KamaAina Jan 2014 #32
calimary Jan 2014 #33
KamaAina Jan 2014 #34
calimary Jan 2014 #35
Raffi Ella Jan 2014 #36
calimary Jan 2014 #38
lame54 Jan 2014 #37
calimary Jan 2014 #39
lame54 Jan 2014 #40
calimary Jan 2014 #41
Tikki Jan 2014 #42
calimary Jan 2014 #43

Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:02 PM

1. Congrats!!!

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:42 PM

6. I'm SOOOO stoked!!!

It's taken a loooooooooonnnnnnng time, but we're finally there!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 10:07 PM

2. Great news - thanks for letting us help celebrate

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:21 PM

7. Thanks! I hope this whole board celebrates!

I can't even fully articulate how cool this feels! We've been working SO hard for SO long. The nice thing is that others recognize it. I've heard many times from promoters of various types, agents, bookers, PR people, etc., about how you mostly see bands sitting back and saying "okay, make it happen for us." And they just expect it to be handed to them without their putting in any effort, themselves. Somebody's just supposed to come and wave a magic wand and - POOF! - simply make it happen. It doesn't work that way unless you're that little jerk Justin Bieber in a really fluke-y situation where you're spotted by Usher on Youtube 'cause your mom posted something and all of a sudden - POOF! - you're a star. And even then, how's it all working out for him? He didn't work - I mean REALLY WORK for it. It just sorta fell on him like that weird block of green ice from the sky after a plane's exterior toilet valve popped open by accident. And I'm rock-solid certain he doesn't really appreciate it. 'Cause he has no sense of what it's like to work at it and struggle and put the effort in when nobody cares about you too much - and you've still gotta keep on keepin' on, as the cliche goes.

Well, on the other hand, my boys HAVE worked at it. Very hard. Everything they're achieving now, and every dream they're realizing now, they've worked hard for. Put in long hours, about 70-thousand miles on their little tour van - which, when parked next to one of those big-ass tour buses that the bigger-name bands have, looks almost like a Volkswagen Bug by comparison! I saw a photo one of them took of this scenario, their tour van next to Candlebox's big-ass tour bus, and indeed, it was like Big Mommy and Little Baby. They have enough stories-from-the-road and other wild adventures, just in three years of touring, to write a book! They're quite the troupe of veterans even for boys still this young. The youngest is 21. Everybody else is 23, and the new bass player just turned 24 a couple of months ago. Relatively-speaking, still babies. But their little baby feet have rough soles on them already.

They've really paid their dues. They've put in the time and the effort and the hours-days-weeks-months and the miles, and they've earned this!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 11:28 AM

3. Cool--congrats!

I took my kids to the Warped Tour several years ago in Las Cruces. They had a blast. We were walking around between the several stages and I remarked, "It smells like pot here." My kids--"How do you how pot smells dad?"
Then I had the talk.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:41 PM

5. Oh man...

I can't wait, myself.

And kids do ask the damn'dest questions, don't they?!! GREAT post, panader0!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:36 PM

4. unbielievably cool

 

grats to your son and Acidic.

Tell him to enjoy it and take it all in.You never know when you get another chance like this.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 01:22 PM

8. Thank you! We do. We talk about that frequently.

We have what I call "the ACIDIC Imperative" - something I made up as a motto for them to govern themselves by: "be humble and grateful and charm their socks off!" But the humble and grateful part comes first.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 02:36 PM

9. Congratulations to him touring can be a real fun and stressful experience

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 05:03 PM

15. You are NOT kidding, Arcanetrance!

They've had all kinds of adventures and misadventures since they started touring, back in the summer of 2010. Lots! I tell 'em - hey, if nothing else, you've got more material! You can use this stuff when you're being interviewed!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 03:03 PM

10. Very cool!

Congrats to your son and his band, and to you.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 05:04 PM

16. Aww... thanks so much!

We're all thrilled - in those rare moments when it actually hits us, that is! Haven't fully wrapped my brain around it and owned it yet, though. Hard to believe, sometimes!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:07 PM

11. Hmmmm... I might have to go to the Pomona date and check them out!

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 05:01 PM

14. Thanks! I'm gonna be there, too!

Can't wait!!!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:18 PM

12. Congratulations!

Are there song samples on FB?

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 04:58 PM

13. https://www.facebook.com/ACIDICband/app_178091127385

Or just go to facebook.com/ACIDICband and it's the BandPage. Crazy video they did, and the tracks from the most recent album.

Thanks for asking, 6000eliot! There's more on the main page. For example, since New Year's, they've been posting either brief Soundcloud audio blogs or brief video greetings, or both. So you can hear and see them talking about the band and each other, and there are some brief tastes of new songs, too! You may have to scroll down a little.

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Response to calimary (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 03:54 AM

20. They sound great! I love the drummer's doggie!

Which one is your kid?

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 11:52 AM

26. The one in the white shirt.

He's the "neurotic-genius band leader."

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 06:30 PM

17. wow that's wonderful!

we can say we knew you when haha! i look forward to checking them out

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Response to pitohui (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 08:16 PM

18. Thanks! But it isn't me. It's the boys! - check 'em out:

http://imgur.com/VmRmFNP

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Aren't they sweet?

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Response to calimary (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 25, 2014, 08:36 PM

19. Stuns me that, as a longtime Beatlemaniac, this band has those four rock-n-roll archetypes

Left to right:
John, George, Ringo, and Paul
Michael, Josh, Matt, and Max

Neurotic-genius band leader
Cool contemplative quite-but-deep guitarist
Cute, funny drummer who's shorter than everybody else
Tall sexy bass player

How the hell did THAT happen?????

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 07:26 AM

21. Anyway they can video it and put it on Youtube

I'm sure many of us here would be willing to help run up the view counter to help the band become popular.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

30. Oh MAN! Thanks! We'll see what's allowed and work it as hard as we can!

I feel like we're one of those "little engines that could" THANKS, davidpdx! I HUGELY appreciate that!!! We can use all the help we can get! The "Copper Man" video has a nice big number too - "almost a million served!"

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 07:37 AM

22. Nice, congrats!

My husband used to work for some bands on the warped tour.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 12:12 PM

31. Thank you, a la izquierda! I'm hearing all kinds of great Warped Tour stories now.

We were at a band rehearsal yesterday and Josh, the other guitarist (the one with the cap and the moustache), brought two of his Warped Tour t-shirts from two of several years that he went as a fan. He's an extra-good resource now, having been there already. Our bass player, Max (handsome, long light-brown hair, looks like he could play Thor in the movie), said a friend of his asked if he was going to the Warped Tour and he said "oh YEAH!!! You BET I'm going to the Warped Tour! I'm PLAYING on the Warped Tour!" And then they both screamed and hooted and high-fived! He's Beyond-THRILLED!!! We've been dancing and jumping and hooting since last Thursday night!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 09:44 AM

23. Woohoo!

Very cool!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 11:59 AM

29. Yeah! We're still SO STOKED!!!

Took a LOOOOOONNNNNNNNG time! Dreams do come true!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 10:19 PM

24. just listened to the album on spotify....

thier music is`t my cup of tea but they have solid lyrics and musical talent. looks like they have a good chance of actually making a living playing their music!

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 11:58 AM

28. Y'know something, madrchsod - that's really all I'm hoping for.

I'd love to see them able to afford their own place to live ('cause I know they're at the age where they're dreaming of their own apartment or condo or something), be able to keep gas in their gas tanks, insurance papers in the glove compartment, phone bills paid, food in the fridge, that sort of thing. It's always been a goal of mine - to make this a financially-sustaining enterprise so they CAN be on their own and independent. That way they can keep doing it.

Thanks for checking them out! They rock pretty hard, but Michael just came up with a ballad called "Miles from Home" that I can't listen to without crying. ABSOLUTE HANDS-DOWN BEST THING he's ever written. BAR NONE. And he's come up with some rather remarkable ones already. It's freakin' GORGEOUS - heartbreakingly beautiful! As soon as it's releasable, I'll post a link here.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 08:41 AM

25. Here's the video for their single "Copper Man" from youtube.

I've also heard them on Octane on satellite radio. This song rocks and the video is funny.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 11:53 AM

27. Yep, that's him!

We had fun that day!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2014, 03:29 PM

32. Slight quibble: Shoreline Amphitheater is in Mountain View, CA

 

about 30 miles south of SF.

Otherwise, !

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 02:58 PM

33. Understood! That's what our alert and devoted young San Jose Street Teamer posted, too.

I was just copying from the Warped Tour schedule I was given. But hey, Proudly Serving the Entire Beautiful Bay Area!!! I'm just STOKED at the routing! The boys haven't had much of an opportunity to develop three of the cities/areas enough yet, and the greater San Francisco area is one of 'em!!! YESSSSSS!!!! The other two are Las Vegas and Albuquerque. On all the other tours the boys have been on, you go wherever the headliner's people routed it.

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Response to calimary (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 03:17 PM

34. A friend of mine works security at Shoreline

 

he might well be there!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 03:19 PM

35. Excellent!!!

Good to know! Thanks!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 04:03 PM

36. VERY COOL, Calimary!

Wow, he must be so damn excited.

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Response to Raffi Ella (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 07:33 PM

38. Yeah, we are all just over the moon about it!

We've been knocking on doors for at least four years now!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 05:17 PM

37. Do they sing a song called Copper Man?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 07:35 PM

39. Yep! It was on Sirius Octane for a long time, and Nikki Sixx named it his "Sixx Pick of the Week"

one rather celebratory Saturday about eleven months ago! MAN! I had it cranked up on the radio but couldn't hear a note. I was screaming too loud!!! Same thing as when I went to the Beatles concerts as a kid, and screamed my head off then, too! Couldn't hear a thing they played! Didn't matter!

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Response to calimary (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 09:29 AM

40. buying it on itunes...

just wanted to be sure it was the right ACIDIC

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Response to lame54 (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 05:20 PM

41. No shit? WOW! Thanks!!!

Yep, that's the one! The one and only!

Thank you, lame54!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 05:28 PM

42. We'll try to make the Ventura Fairgrounds date...

Sounds grand…..


The Tikkis

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Response to Tikki (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:09 AM

43. I'm gonna have to go to both Ventura and Pomona.

Really can't bear to miss either one!

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