about the band
From the cover of Alternative Press to Fox’s “American Dad,” from the sands of Dubai to the Warped Tour, from Japan to Australia to South America, AUGUST BURNS RED crisscrossed the globe time and again on the road to the top of the hard rock heap.
Their fourth full-length album, Leveler, ABR could have played it safe, could have simply cashed in on their previous success by making Constellations II. Instead, after eight years and a quarter of a million albums sold, AUGUST BURNS RED scrapped the old game plan and followed their sound where it led them. The breathtaking result is nothing short of a game-changer.
Sharing the same stage with ABR are their good pals from Arizonia, The band stormed to the forefront with the release of critically-acclaimed second album "Witness", produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Incubus, Escape The Fate, Story Of The Year). Their third album, Awakening, has already been named by Alternative Press as one of 2011’s Most Anticipated Albums.
"With all the bands in the scene it's hard to stand out," says lead singer Beau Bokan. "Anyone can go into a studio and make an over produced album that sounds amazing, but if they can't pull it off live it means nothing. We pride ourselves on our live show, and we want people to walk away from our live show and be blown away. We leave our hearts on the stage every night.