The Rise Up Tour 2013
A Skylit Drive on the Rise Up tour supporting their latest release of the same name with For All Those Sleeping, I The Mighty, Wolves At The Gate, and PVRIS.
September 20th, 2013 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
About A Skylit Drive
A Skylit Drive was a post-hardcore band that formed in Lodi, California in 2005. The band consisted of lead vocalist Michael ‘Jag’ Jagmin, guitarist Nick Miller, bassist Brian White, drummer Cory La Quay, and keyboardist Kyle Simmons.
A Skylit Drive was known for their unique blend of metalcore, post-hardcore, and electronic music, creating a sound that was both heavy and melodic. They released several albums and EPs throughout their career, including their debut album “Wires… and the Concept of Breathing” in 2008, which was a critical and commercial success.
The band’s music was characterized by Michael Jagmin’s soaring vocals, intricate guitar riffs, and keyboard-driven soundscapes. They were also known for their energetic live performances, which often featured elaborate lighting and stage setups.
A Skylit Drive toured extensively, performing at major festivals and other notable bands in the post-hardcore and metalcore scenes. Despite lineup changes over the years, the band continued to evolve and experiment with different styles, showcasing their versatility and musicianship.
In 2017, A Skylit Drive announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. However, their legacy lives on through their music, which continues to inspire and captivate listeners.
About For All Those Sleeping
For All Those Sleeping was an American metalcore band formed in 2007. The band consisted of members: vocalist Mike Champa, guitarists David Volgman-Stevens and Jerad Pierskalla, bassist London Snetsinger, and drummer Ethan Trekell. They released three full-length albums, namely “Cross Your Fingers” in 2010, “Outspoken” in 2012, and “Incomplete Me” in 2014.
Fans of For All Those Sleeping loved them for their high-energy live performances. Moreover, the band toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally, sharing stages with notable bands such as Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, and A Skylit Drive.
Unfortunately, the band announced their breakup in 2015, citing creative differences and a desire to pursue other endeavors. Despite their relatively short career, For All Those Sleeping had a significant impact on the metalcore scene and left behind a dedicated fanbase.
About I The Mighty
I the Mighty is a rock band from San Francisco, CA. In 2007, vocalist Brent Walsh and Ian Pedigo, while still in high school, began playing music. Initially, they started writing songs as an acoustic duo under the name Breakpoint. However, they later changed it due to copyright issues. In 2008, they released a self-titled EP in this acoustic style.
Afterwards, they recruited Chris Hinkley, whom Brent and Ian knew from another band. The three of them began practicing the acoustic songs that Walsh and Pedigo had written. While performing at the Retox Lounge, Blake Dahlinger saw the trio and asked if they needed a drummer.
The band is known for their dynamic sound, which incorporates elements of post-hardcore, alternative rock, and progressive rock. Furthermore, the band’s lyrics often explore introspective themes, such as personal growth, mental health, and relationships. They have released several full-length albums and EPs, earning critical acclaim for their musicianship and songwriting abilities.
About Wolves At The Gate
Wolves At The Gate, a Christian metal and post-hardcore band, originated from Cedarville, Ohio and formed in 2008. Currently signed to Solid State Records, the band has released four EPs. In 2011 they released “We Are the Ones.” Next in 2013 and 2015 they released “Back to School” and “Reprise. Subsequently, in 2020 they release “Dawn.” Moreover, they have five full-length albums: “Captors” (2012), “VxV” (2014), “Types & Shadows” (2016), “Eclipse” (2019), and “Eulogies” (2022).
The band debuted with their demo EP “Prisoner of War” in 2009. Howeveer, the EP is only available on YouTube and partly on the band’s ReverbNation page. In March 9, 2021, it was revealed that Tim Lambesis and the band’s guitarist Joey Alarcon were working on a new side project. Lambesis previously co-produced “Eclipse” alongside Alarcon and Steve Cobucci. On April 16, 2021, the band released a new single called “Stop The Bleeding” followed by “Shadows” on October 15, 2021. They subsequently released three more singles titled “Deadweight,” “Lights & Fire,” and “Peace that Starts the War” before releasing their album “Eulogies” on March 11th, 2022. On November 18th, 2022, the band released a Christmas EP titled “Lowborn” featuring two Christmas songs from a decade prior and three newer cuts, including the title track released as a single in 2021.
PVRIS is an American rock band that formed in 2012. The band consists of vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski, and bassist Brian MacDonald. Their music style combines elements of rock, electronic, and pop with dark and introspective lyrics.
PVRIS released their debut album, “White Noise,” in 2014, followed by “All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell” in 2017, and “Use Me” in 2020. Their music has received critical acclaim, with praise for Lynn Gunn’s vocal performance, the band’s songwriting, and their unique sound.
PVRIS has toured extensively both in the United States and internationally, performing at festivals such as Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and Lollapalooza. They have also supported bands such as Fall Out Boy and Muse on their tours.
The band has been vocal about their support for the LGBTQ+ community and frequently addresses themes of sexuality, mental health, and self-acceptance in their music. They have been recognized for their activism and advocacy, with Lynn Gunn being named as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association.