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Dashboard Confessional announces summer headline tour with All American Rejects & The Maine as support

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Mon, May 8th 2017 05:20 pm

Fan presale begins May 10

Dashboard Confessional will hit the road once again this summer on a cross-country trek. In tow will be All American Rejects and The Maine. In addition, The Social Animals will be tagging along for a week of dates.

The tour kicks off at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, on July 13, and concludes Aug. 15 in Highland Park, Illinois.

Fan presale begins at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, while the public on-sale kicks off on at 10 a.m. local time Friday. Fans can snag tickets early by entering the code DCAAR.

In addition, Dashboard Confessional has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP experiences on tour. Both levels of VIP feature a private performance and Q&A with Dashboard Confessional and a custom tour lithograph signed by Chris Carrabba. Top-tier packages include a photo opportunity with Carrabba backstage. View full package details here: http://www.cidentertainment.com/events/dashboard-confessional-tour-2017

After the release of his debut album 2000's "Swiss Army Romance," Dashboard Confessional, the solo moniker for Carrabba, gained the loyalty of fans through his honest, heartfelt lyrics. The following year, Carrabba entered the studio to record "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most," the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut.

As a result of the sudden success of his second solo effort, Dashboard Confessional exploded and was everywhere from MTV to VH1 to MTV2 to magazine covers (Spin, Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic). Fans even copied Carrabba's style down to his haircut.

By 2002, three other musicians joined the band and Carrabba was asked to perform on "MTV Unplugged." The subsequent live release marked the first time that many of the songs were recorded with a full band. Later that year, the band's first breakout single, "Screaming Infidelities," off "The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most," won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.

Dashboard's third studio album, "A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar," peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. The band went on to release three more albums ("Dusk and Summer," "The Shade of Poison Trees," "Alter the Ending") over the next six years.

To date, Dashboard Confessional has three RIAA-certified gold-selling albums, and has had numerous songs featured on TV and in movies.

In addition to Carrabba (vocals, guitar), Dashboard Confessional is Scott Schoenbeck (bass), Armon Jay (guitar, keys) and Ben Homola (drums).

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