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I Am Empire


Posted by I Am Empire on 07/12/11

I AM MANWICH The tour has BEGUN! All I can say is, FINALLY. The first two shows have been nothing but awesome. This 5 Tooth & Nail band package fully brings the rock. Josh and I have been throwing around the idea that the tour should be called the "Manwich Tour", due to the man singer, girl singer, man singer, girl singer line up. What do you think? No?

We played in St. Joseph, Missouri this evening under the threat of a tornado, we've had a few too many encounters with those this month. Being from California, I don't handle a tornado warning with great composure. Besides the crazy weather, Missouri was the bees knees. Lots of kids. Lots of lights. Lots of rock.

The best part about this tour has definitely been getting to hang out with the rest of the dudes and ladies in the other bands. We couldn't have gotten a greater group of people to be out here with! Hope you guys are excited for Icon For Hire and Nine Lashes albums to be released.

Yesterday, I Am Empire took the day off to drive back up to Minnesota and hang out at Rock the Barn festival which was super rowdy! I even fell off the front of the stage at one point...It was rad to hang with so many awesome bands/friends again. Including, but not limited to, The Wedding, Children 18:3, and Hyland to name a few. Keep your eyes out for a possible tour in the future...

It's gettin late here in Missouri and we've got a long day ahead of us to get to Iowa tomorrow, but while you're busy waiting for the next blog, check out some of our personal pages!

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My personal blog (a good amount of pictures from the road get posted here)


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Quick Bio

Since we last heard from alternative rockers I Am Empire with 2011’s highly heralded Tooth & Nail debut Kings, the San Jose-based band logged endless miles of sweat equity on the road, supporting the likes of Emery, Brian “Head” Welch and Project 86, alongside its own headlining outing, plus a pair of performances at Germany’s enormous Christmas Rock Night festival. The results have not only found the foursome cementing their already apparent chemistry to indestructible degrees, but has also renewed their zeal for constant creativity that manifested itself throughout its second long player Anchors.

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Austin Lyons  - vocals
Andrew Stanton  - guitar
Joshua Case  - bass
Eric Martin  - drums