September 8th, 2015 – Lakeland, FL – Copeland has announced a Fall U.S. tour with support from Eisley and We Are The City. The tour, which is the band’s first headlining run since their official break-up in 2009, is set to kick off on November 5th in Nashville, TN and wrap on December 6th in Orlando, FL. Fans can purchase pre-sale VIP tickets this Friday, September 11th at http://www.thecopelandsite.com/vip.
Copeland 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 Ixora 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, consisting of Aaron Marsh, Bryan Laurenson, 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. In their heyday, the band played over 200 shows a year. Additionally, they’ve toured with the likes of Brand New, Sparta, Goo Goo Dolls, The Rentals, Bob Mould, Switchfoot, Motion City Soundtrack and Guster.
Copeland released their latest album Ixora on November 24th, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records. Purchase Ixora via Best Buy, here: http://bit.ly/1xsQSS5 or iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/1qXTF3w.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
November 5th Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
November 6th Cat’s Cradle Carrborro, NC
November 7th Soundstage Baltimore, MD
November 8th Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
November 10th Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
November 12th The Sinclair Boston, MA
November 13th Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
November 14th Crofoot Pontiac, MI
November 15th The Metro Chicago, IL
November 17th Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
November 18th Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
November 20th Pub Station Billings, MT
November 21st Stage 112 Missoula, MT
November 22nd Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
November 24th Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
November 25th Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
November 27th The Irenic San Diego, CA
November 28th Glass House Pomona, CA
November 29th Club Xs Tucson, AZ
December 1st Trees Dallas, TX
December 2nd Mohawk Austin, TX
December 3rd Warehouse Live Houston, TX
December 4th House of Blues New Orleans, LA
December 5th The Loft Atlanta, GA
December 6th The Social Orlando, FL
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