Published on November 13th, 2019 | by Guest Editor0
VAGRANTS Announces Upcoming Tour with Hawthorne Heights & Emery
Post-hardcore act Vagrants are thrilled to announce that they’ll be returning to the stage next year with Hawthorne Heights and Emery. The east coast run kicks off on January 15th in Charleston. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 15th at 10am CT. For more information, please visit www.vagrantsband.com.
Letting go is hard, but if you want to move forward, it’s something you have to do. Vagrants know this better than most. Last year, Vagrants were rocked when their original vocalist announced that he was to spend time in jail. The news initially dealt a huge blow to the band, particularly guitarist and co-vocalist Jose DelRio, who’d founded Vagrants with drummer Anna Hayes. Having made waves via debut single “Window Panes” and with plans in place for a follow-up EP, the news threatened to shackle the young group just when they looked set to break-out of the local scene.
With a good portion of their debut record already written, Vagrants regrouped and pressed ahead. Finding a replacement for their former singer in bassist Dylan Knapp, Vagrants set about channeling their turmoil into a post-hardcore sound with roots in the genre’s star-studded past, but with one eye firmly on its future. Said record, the four-piece’s debut EP Separation, is a brilliant first move born out of loss.
From self-reflective poeticism to thoughts on losing those once close and lamentations on a broken relationship, Vagrants tackle all facets of “separation.” The title-track, the only song wholly written after Knapp’s recruitment, attempts to make sense of the EP’s tumultuous inception, and whilst at times things get pretty dark, a powerful “carry on” message shines through.
Each of Separation’s five tracks is about losing someone or something close to you. An EP whose primary aim is to provide solace, comfort and catharsis, it’s a work that spans many facets of alternative music but retains its identity and heart throughout. Combining They’re Only Chasing Safety-era Underoath with the raw intensity of Taking Back Sunday and the forward-thinking nature of Circa Survive, Vagrants’ music is taking post-hardcore to territory previously unexplored.
Separation is the sound of a band refusing to give in and emerging victorious. Whilst its creators have had to let go of the past, they’ve opened the door to a future bursting with promise.
Vagrants is Dylan Knapp (vocals), Jose DelRio (guitar/vocals), and Anna Hayes (drums).
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/15 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
1/16 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
1/17 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North
1/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
1/19 – Ocala, FL @ Raw Hyde Live
1/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/21 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/23 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
1/24 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music HallTweet