Jonny Craig 2013 tour with support from Kurt Travis of A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun, and The Seeking, which started in March of 2013.

April 5th, 2013 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, Ca

Jonny Craig
Kurt Travis

About Jonny Craig

Jonny Craig is an American singer and songwriter who first gained recognition as the lead vocalist for the post-hardcore bands Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa. He was born on March 26, 1986, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Craig’s music can be described as a blend of soulful R&B and alternative rock, with a focus on emotional lyrics and powerful vocals. In addition to his work with Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa, he has released several solo albums, including “A Dream Is A Question You Don’t Know How to Answer” in 2009, “Find What You Love and Let It Kill You” in 2013, and “The Le Cube Sessions” in 2020.

Throughout his career, Craig has been praised for his distinctive voice and his ability to convey deep emotions through his music. He has also been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health, which have inspired many of his lyrics.

Despite his success as a musician, Craig has also faced controversy and criticism. He has been accused of inappropriate behavior towards fans and former band members, and he has been arrested multiple times for drug-related offenses.

Overall, Jonny Craig is a talented musician who has made a significant impact on the post-hardcore and alternative rock scenes. His emotional lyrics and powerful vocals continue to resonate with fans around the world, even as he navigates the challenges of his personal life.

About Kurt Travis

Kurt Travis (born January 16, 1987) is an American singer, musician, and songwriter from Sacramento, California. He is currently part of the post-hardcore bands Royal Coda and Push Over and the math rock duo Gold Necklace, and was formerly a vocalist in the rock bands Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds.

Travis began his musical career in 2001. He joined post-hardcore band Five Minute Ride, releasing two EPs on Rise Records, in 2005. In addition, Travis later formed the folk group There & Back Again in 2006. Furthermore, Travis helped form the band No Not Constant in July 2007, later disbanding the same year.

In 2008, Travis became the lead vocalist for rock band O! the Joy, releasing one studio album. In addition, Travis replaced Jonny Craig as clean vocalist in rock band Dance Gavin Dance. With the group, he released two studio albums, “Dance Gavin Dance” (2008) and “Happiness” (2009). However, after two years, Travis departed from Dance Gavin Dance. The following year, Travis joined as a vocalist in the post-hardcore group A Lot Like Birds, releasing the studio albums “Conversation Piece” (2011) and “No Place” (2013) on Equal Vision Records, before departing in 2016.

Travis briefly joined the math rock trio Eternity Forever, in 2016. In addition, he also formed the post-hardcore duo Push Over, along with The Fall of Troy’s Thomas Erak, releasing a demo EP in February 2017. Moreover, in 2018, he joined Royal Coda, releasing three studio albums.

As a solo artist, Travis has released three EPs, one split EP, and two full-length studio albums; “Everything Is Beautiful” (2014) and “There’s a Place I Want to Take You” (2019). He launched his own record label, Esque Records, in 2016.

Hail The Sun
Jonny Craig ~ Interview

About Hail The Sun

Hail the Sun is an American post-hardcore band formed in Chico, California, in 2009. The band consists of vocalist/drummer Donovan Melero, guitarist Shane Gann, bassist John Stirrat, and guitarist/vocalist Aric Garcia.

Hail the Sun released their debut EP, “Pow! Right In The Kisser!” in 2010, followed by their first full-length album, “Wake” in 2014, and their second full-length album, “Culture Scars” in 2016. Moreover, Beau Burchell of Saosin produced “Culture Scars.” Additionally the band released their third full-length album, “Mental Knife,” in 2018, featuring the popular singles “Devotion Cuts” and “Glass: Half Empty.”

Hail the Sun has been noted for their intricate and technical instrumentation, which draws influences from post-hardcore, progressive rock, and math rock. The band’s lyrics often deal with personal struggles, introspection, and mental health, with a focus on self-improvement and growth.

The Seeking ~ Interview


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