2014 has been a pretty eventful year for us with the most number of shows that we’ve put together since the start of Upsurge 3 years ago, and we’re excited to kickstart 2015 bigger and better than ever before. Our first show of the year will see American post-hardcore band, Chiodos, taking the centre stage at one of our favourite live venues, TAB.This sextet quickly drew attention for ambitious, out-of-the-box songcraft and inventive arranging skills, creating aural three-ring circus songs rich in nuance and detail and driven by pulverizing, aggressive dynamics.
Their debut album, All’s Well That Ends Well, hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 2004, while Chiodos burned up the road on Alternative Press’ Sub Invisible Sideshow tour, the Sub City Take Action outing and the Vans Warped Tour. Its dizzy, dazzling shows built an audience that was salivating for the arrival of 2007’s Bone Palace Ballet, making it an instant modern rock classic that debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums and Rock Albums chart upon release.
The journey to fame wasn’t always smooth sailing for the band as they faced several lineup changes and fought their personal demons. With the latest album titled Devil descending upon a music community that’s been anxiously waiting for Chiodos’ return, the group’s sights are now set in the road — a natural habitat where it brings the music to light in a different way than it can in the studio. Charismatic frontman Craig Owens adds, “the road is where we really get to embellish what it is that we do. I’m looking forward to sharing these songs with people and having them sing them back to me.“