Pierce The Veil are currently on tour supporting their smash hit album "Misadventures", which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart when it was released May 13. Before the took the stage in Philly drummer Mike Fuentes and guitarist Tony Perry spoke to us about the album, the success of it and how the writing and overall ideas came together, their upcoming performance June 27 on late night tv's "Conan", and the Alternative Press Music Awards (their single "Circles" is nominated for "Song of the Year")
Once it was show time the sold out TLA crowd welcomed Mike, Tony, guitarist and lead singer Vic Fuentes, and bassist Jaime Preciado by screaming, and singing along to song one of the night "Dive In". The intimate setting of the TLA stage was transformed into everything "Misadventures", from the backdrop resembling the album cover to the larger than life cutouts of various items from the cover flanking both sides of the stage. Confetti shot out and covered the crowd, billows of smoke blew up from the stage, and fantastic lights grooved to the sounds of Pierce The Veil.
Most bands hit the road in support of an album and play one to three songs from the album, filling the rest of their set with hits. Pierce The Veil however do things their own way and for this tour they are playing every single song from the album! Of course crushing hits "King For A Day" and "Bulls In The Bronx" were performed, but the focus was "Misadventures". The most impressive thing I noticed was that even though the album only dropped May 13th (just over a month ago) the crowd sang along with Vic on every single song. Vic even pointed out the fact and thanked Philly for it.
Vic was left alone on stage with a mic and an acoustic guitar which set up the song "Today I Saw The Whole World". Vic told the crowd that although "Misadventures" has no acoustic song on it he wanted to play one acoustic song so he could sing along with the fans. The song went over huge!
As Mike told me during our backstage interview, Pierce The Veil did not rush the making of "Misadventures", even though studio time was tight and deadlines were coming and going. They did it right and did it so they could give the fans something they would appreciate. When the "Misadventures" tour comes to your town make sure to see Vic, Mike, Tony, and Jaime doing it their way....the right way.
Texas Is Forever
The Divine Zero
Floral & Fading
Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
Today I Saw The Whole World (Vic solo acoustic)
Gold Medal Ribbon
Song For Isabelle
Bulls In The Bronx
King For A Day
Pierce The Veil made its late-night television talk show debut last night on "Conan," performing their hot new single "Circles." The band wrapped its sold-out U.S. "Misadventures Tour" on Sunday night, and heads to South America, Mexico and Australia next month. Pierce The Veil's new album, Misadventures (Fearless Records) was released May 13 and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Alternative, Rock, Hard Rock and Independent charts.
Check out the band's performance on "Conan" here:
REST IN SPACE TOUR DATES
w/ Falling In Reverse and Crown The Empire
Feb 17 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Feb 18 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Feb 22 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb 23 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Feb 25 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
Feb 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb 28 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 1 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
March 2 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
March 3 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
March 5 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
March 7 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
March 9 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
March 10 - Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
Apr 28 - Tampa, FL @ 98Rock Fest
Apr 29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
May 5 - Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 13 - Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 19 - 21 - Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 26 - 28 - Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
June 1 - Amsterdam, NL @ Power Fest
June 2-4 - Wershofen, DE @ Rock Am Ring
June 2-4 -Nurnburg, DE @ Rock Im Park
June 5 - Hamburg, DE @ Rawk Attack
June 6 - Luxembourg, LU @ The A's Mayhem
June 8 - Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
June 9 - Brétigny-Sur-Orge, FR @ Download Festival France
June 10 - London, UK @ Download Festival
June 12 - Lyon, FR @Longlive Rock Fest
June 13 - Milan, IT @ In.Fest
June 16 - Nickelsdorf, AU @ Nova Rock
June 17 - Budapest, HU @ Budapest Park
June 18 - Berlin, DE @ Monsterbash
Pierce The Veil was recently nominated for Best Underground Alternative Band in the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Voting is open until February 25 at iHeartRadio.com/awards or through the iHeart Radio app.
The band will kick off their headline REST IN SPACE TOUR on February 17, which continues through March 10, before hitting the road again in April for a string of festivals, including 98ROCK Fest in Tampa, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range.
Pierce The Veil is Vic Fuentes (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jaime Preciado (bass), Tony Perry (guitar), and Mike Fuentes (drums ).
L-R: Mike Fuentes, Tony Perry, Conan O'Brien, Jaime Preciado, Vic Fuentes
Photo courtesy of Team Coco
Pierce The Veil Official Website
PIERCE THE VEIL
Unveils Music Video For "Floral & Fading".
June 17, 2016
Theater of the Living Arts
MTV NETWORKS EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES
PIERCE THE VEIL'S MUSIC VIDEO, "CIRCLES"
Pierce The Veil, one of the hottest breaking bands in the alternative/rock world today, will see its music video "Circles" exclusively premiered on MTV today, airing on AMTV, AMTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Live and mtvU beginning at 6:00AM ET. "Circles" will also be available via MTV's Snapchat Discovery channel as well as on VEVO http://vevo.ly/ogxJNy
The "Circles" video was directed by Drew Russ who directed Pierce's 2012 "King For A Day" video that has accumulated more than 70-million YouTube views. The video's concept is loosely based on the 1991 feature film "Nothing But Trouble" that was directed and written by Dan Aykroyd and starred Chevy Chase, John Candy and Aykroyd. PTV is on tour, on the road, their bus pulls up to their hotel for the night, and the second thoughts about this hotel start immediately. The hotel's bar serves drinks laced with snakes, bugs, eyeballs, and other animal parts, the hotel rooms are decorated in "crazy" - rooms full of mirrors. rooms full of rotting food, rooms full of skeletons and mystery stains. San Francisco morning radio host and former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield plays a featured role as an obsessed and very creepy old man.
"Circles," currently a Top 40 track at Alternative radio, a is taken from the band's long-awaited and critically-acclaimed new album Misadventures that debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Pierce The Veil, nominated for "Bandom of the Year," performed the track on last night's broadcast of MTV's Fandom Awards. The band recently completed the sold-out U.S. "Misadventures Tour" and just announced the "Made to Destroy Tour," presented by Journeys, a seven-week North American trek that kicks off on September 3. The band also recently announced a UK tour to follow this winter. Dates are below.
3 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA*
4 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR*
6 Showbox Sodo, Seattle, WA*
7 Revolution Concert House, Boise, ID*
9 In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT*
10 High Elevation Festival, Fiddler's Green Amphitheater., Denver, CO**
12 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS*
13 Myth Live, Minneapolis, MN*
14 7 Flags Event Center, Des Moines, IA*
16 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL**
17 Rochester Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY*
18 Rock Allegiance Festival, PPL Park, Chester, PA**
20 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH*
21 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO*
23 House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
24 Texas Mutiny, Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas, TX**
25 Houston Open Air Festival, NRG Park, Houston, TX**
27 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, KS*
28 War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN*
30 Chill on the Hill Festival, Detroit, MI**
1 Louder Than Life Festival, Champions Park, Louisville, KY**
2 Sonic Boom Festival, Madison, WI**
4 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY*
5 The Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC*
7 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA*
8 House of Blues, Orlando, FL*
9 Jannus Live, Tampa, FL*
11 Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX*
12 Lonestar Pavilion, Lubbock, TX*
14 Marquee Theatre, Phoenix, AZ*
15 Rainbow Room, Fresno, CA*
16 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA*
29 Trabendo, Paris, France
31 Sala Cats, Madrid, Spain
1 Sala Noise,Valencia, Spain
2 Sala Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain
4 Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerland
5 Magazzini Generali, Milano, Italy
7 Theatrefabrik, Munich, Germany
8 Arena, Vienna, AT
9 Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
11 Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
13 Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
14 Amagler Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
15 Fryhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
17 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* - headline dates
** - major music festivals
VIDEO CLIP: PIERCE THE VEIL TELL THE STORY
BEHIND THEIR HOT NEW SINGLE "CIRCLES"
"Circles" Simmering at Alternative and Rock Radio
with Early Supporters like KROQ/Los Angeles, 91X/San Diego,
Detroit's 89X, 98Rock/Tampa, Buffalo's The Edge,
105.7 The Point/St. Louis, and More
Band Set to Perform "Circles" on "Conan" Monday, June 27
San Diego, CA's PIERCE THE VEIL is thrilled to unveil the music video for their new single "Floral & Fading". To celebrate the video, the band hosted a special release event last night in association with Spotify and KROQ at Paramount Drive-In Theatre in Paramount, CA. The band held a Q&A broadcast on Facebook Live for fans worldwide, before an acoustic set and private screening of the video on the drive-in big screen for lucky winners, launching simultaneously with the worldwide premiere of the video online for fans around the world.
The video also had its broadcast premiere today with MTV, playing every hour on the hour on MTVU, MTVLive and MTV2. The track is taken from the band's latest album Misdaventures, which debuted at #4 in the Billboard Top 200 last year with 54,000 copies sold in the U.S. in its first week.
"We weren't really sure what kind of song we were making when we recorded 'Floral & Fading,'" frontman Vic Fuentes explains. "It was sort of a studio experiment that ended up being one of my favorites on the album. It's a love song to my girl about ignoring all the internet hate we got when we first started dating and focusing on each other instead."
Pierce The Veil, one of the country's hottest young breaking bands, has just released a video clip that tells the story of the inspiration and recording of their new single "Circles." The song is from the band's brand new album Misadventures (Fearless Records) that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Alternative, Rock, Hard Rock and Independent charts, and at #4 on the Top Albums charts. You can check the video out here:
Inspired by last fall's horrific terriorist attack in Paris, "Circles" tells a hypothetical tale of two friends at the Eagles of Death Metal show and how they tried to save each other as the onslaught was taking place. "I watched the Eagles of Death Metal talk about what happened," said Pierce the Veil's lyricist Vic Fuentes. "They said a lot of people died trying to save their friends, and that just really affected me, thinking about these kids at a rock show trying to save their friends. And I realized that could have been our band or any of our friends' bands, and the whole situation really hit me hard."
"Circles" is currently in regular rotation on 21 alternative and active rock radio stations across the country, including 91X, the influential alt/rock station in the band's hometown of San Diego, and Los Angeles powerhouse KROQ-FM where the song has been #1 on the program "Furious 5 @9." The song and an interview with the band will be featured on the nationally-syndicated radio program "Out of Order" this weekend.
Pierce the Veil will perform "Circles" on "Conan" next Monday, June 27 (TBS, 11PM/10PM Central). The band is currently in the home stretch of their sold-out U.S. concert tour where they are playing Misadventures live, start to finish. Upcoming dates are below.
21 House of Blues, Houston, TX
22 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
24 Nile Theatre, Mesa, AZ
25 Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
26 Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Pierce The Veil Official website
PIERCE THE VEIL PERFORMS "CIRCLES" ON "CONAN"re.