After Midnight Project

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After Midnight Project
After Midnight Project Warped Tour, 2009-07-22.jpg
After Midnight Project at Warped Tour 2009
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Alternative rock, post-hardcore
Years active 2004–present (hiatus)
Labels None
Website www.aftermidnightproject.com
Members Jason Evigan
Spencer Bastian
Christian Meadows
Ryan Folden
Past members Danny Morris
TJ Armstrong

After Midnight Project (commonly abbreviated "AMP") is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. As of 2012, they are on hiatus, with a one night reunion show planned for 2014.

History[edit]

After Midnight Project began in 2004 in Los Angeles, California. They are known for their energetic live shows, extensive touring, and close connection to fans. They are also featured in the end credits with their song "Take Me Home" for the game Prey. With the release of their EP, The Becoming, in 2007, they caught the attention of Universal Motown and were signed. They entered the studio with renowned producer, John Feldmann, upon being signed, to record their debut full-length album, Let's Build Something to Break, which was released on August 11, 2009. The album's first single, "Take Me Home" entered the airwaves in June 2009.[1] AMP performed on the Vans Warped Tour in preparation for the release of that album. In 2009 band did multiple interviews and autograph signings for Music Saves Lives.

The band also revealed as early as December 2009 that they would be performing on the entire 2010 Warped Tour.

After Midnight Project toured all through 2009 and 2010 with bands such as Chevelle, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Papa Roach, Thirty Seconds to Mars, 10 Years, Story Of the Year and more. The band played numerous amounts of radio shows while supporting their hit single, "Take Me Home", which reached number 25 on alternative rock radio. After losing their drummer, Danny Morris, and bass player, T.J. Armstrong, they found Ryan Folden (The Agony Scene/Burn Halo) and bass player Travis and finished off the summer of 2010 playing the entire Vans Warped Tour. Lead singer Jason Evigan commented on line-up changes: "Our drummer quit, he has three kids, and our buddies in Papa Roach immediately said, “We have a guy for you,” and it was Ryan. And then our buddies in Chevelle recommended Travis when our bass player pretty much couldn’t come back to the band because of some legal issues."[2]

After Midnight Project played at the Key Club in West Hollywood with Everclear Dec.14th for Music Saves Lives.

The band announced they would be releasing their first live album entitled, "Live at Bamboozle" on February 22, 2011.

In March 2011, the band embarked on a brief tour with Hawthorne Heights ahead of their new EP release.

After Midnight Project left their label, Universal Motown, and independently released an eight song EP entitled, You Belong on April 1, 2011. The first single, "Hourglass" was released on March 1, 2011.You Belong was released early to fans on March 24, 2011.

Following the release of their new EP, After Midnight Project went on an indefinite hiatus so that lead singer, Jason Evigan, could get married.

The band officially split in 2012. However, in September 2013 they announced a one time reunion show scheduled for March 2014.

Band members[edit]

Jason Evigan - vocals
Spencer Bastian - guitar
Christian Meadows - guitar
Ryan Folden - drums

Former members[edit]

Danny Morris (2004–2010) - drums
TJ Armstrong (2004–2010) - bass, vocals

Discography[edit]

Full Lengths[edit]

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title US Alt. Album
2009 "Take Me Home" 26 Let's Build Something to Break
2010 "Fighting My Way Back"
2011 "Hourglass" You Belong

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://smartpunk.com/product.php?item_id=31097
  2. ^ http://rockandrollreport.com/vans-warped-tours-two-best-kept-secrets-after-midnight-project-and-riverboat-gamblers/
  3. ^ http://www.purevolume.com/aftermidnightproject/albums/AFTER+MIDNIGHT+PROJECT

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