By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
New Jersey-based quartet Armor For Sleep started their North American tour this week in Poughkeepsie, NY and will remain on the road for 21 shows, concluding the run on Nov. 24 in Chicago. Ben Jorgensen (Vocals/Guitar), PJ DeCicco (Guitar), Anthony Dilonno (Bass), and Nash Breen (Drums) joined forces with producer Machine (Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Cobra Starship) at Machine Shop in Weehawken, NJ, for their new album “Smile for Them,” which was released on Oct. 30. It is the band’s third studio album and their major-label debut for Sire Records.
“Smile for Them” has already been building a buzz around Armor for Sleep. The band appeared on MTV’s “TRL” on Oct. 29 for the premiere of the video for “Williamsburg,” their first single, and can also be seen on MTV2, MTVU, and MTV.com. The video will also air on MTV2’s “The Drop” on Nov. 3. The band will be playing the MTV2 Dew Circuit Break Out after-party, and will be featured in the promos for the repeats.
Having performed with Against Me!, Taking Back Sunday, All-American Rejects and Underoath, the band is currently on the road with The Academy Is. They have already played sold-out shows in Los Angeles and New York.
Armor for Sleep with The Academy Is itinerary:
November 1 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
November 2 Providence, RI Lupo’s
November 3 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom
November 4 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
November 6 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
November 7 Worcester, MA The Palladium
November 8 Montreal, QUE Le National
November 9 Toronto, ONT The Guvernment
November 10 Buffalo, NY Evolution
November 11 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
November 13 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
November 15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
November 16 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
November 17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
November 18 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
November 20 Nashville, TN Rocketown
November 21 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
November 23 Sauget, IL Pop’s
November 24 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre