Allison (band)

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Allison
Origin Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Alternative rock, Pop Punk, Melodic Metalcore
Years active 2002 – present
Labels Sony Music,[1]
Associated acts Masappan, Delux, Thermo
Website Official MySpace
Members Erik Canales
Alfie Percastegui
Abraham "Fear" Jarquin
Diego Stommel
Past members Manuel Avila(Manolin)
Gabriel Arroyo
David Vidal
Alejandro Liano

Allison is a Mexican pop punk band from Mexico City, Mexico that formed in 2002.

History[edit]

The band's self-titled debut album has sold more than 300,000 units sold in Mexico, being certified as platinum.[2] The album reached number one in sales on AMPROFON and had a mainstay for 14 weeks on the chart and had a mainstay on Tower Records in Mexico City of eight weeks.

The album reached gold status in Colombia. The album has also been sold in the United States of America, South America, Central America, Spain, France, Turkey, and Poland.

In 2006, Allison earned an MTV Latin American award for "Best New Artist-North". Allison was the closing act for the show as well. Also in 2006, the band was nominated for "Best Rock Group" and "Best New Group" categories for Mexican music awards OYE.

In 2007, Allison was nominated "Best Alternative Artist" for the VMA's.

Allison earned a Mexican campaign with Doritos for two months upon the release of the debut album, with a value of 25 million pesos (2,146,531 US$[3]). They also endorse or have endorsed Gibson Guitars, Vans Mexico, Red Bull, Xbox 360, Paco Rabanne in 2007 and 2008, Jolly Rancher in 2007, and Coca Cola in 2007.

Performances[edit]

Allison performed over 192 shows throughout Mexico during 2006. The band sold out Teatro Metropolitan with a capacity of 3,500 people in Mexico City.

Through Allison's career, the band has shared the stage with Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy, Over It, NHOI, National Product, Jaguares, Paramore, Chiodos and Molotov.

Allison played eight dates of the Warped Tour 2007 and was the only Latin American band playing Warped Tour that year. The band has performed in the Southwestern United States, including San Antonio, McAllen, and El Paso. Allison played at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas in 2007 and 2008.

Line-up[edit]

Current members
  • Erik Canales – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (since 2002)
  • Alfie Percastegui – bass, vocal (since 2013)
  • Abraham "Fear" Jarquin – lead guitar (since 2005)
  • Diego Stommel – drums ( since 2006)
Former members
  • Gabriel Arroyo – drums (2003–2004)
Touring members
  • Roy Cañedo – drums (2006)

Discography[edit]

  • Alisson (EP) (2005)
  • Allison (2006, released in 2007)
  • Memorama (2008)
  • 120Km/h (2012)

Videography[edit]

  • "Frágil" (2006)
  • "Aquí" (2006)
  • "Me Cambió" (2007)
  • "Ya No Te Amo" (2007)
  • "80`s"(2007)
  • "Amor Eterno" (2008)
  • "Memorama" (2008)
  • "Baby Please" (2008)
  • "Algo que decir" (2009)
  • "Luna Amarga" (2013)
  • "Matar o Morir" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.myspace.com/allison
  2. ^ "Certificaciones". amprofon. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ 21 May 2011

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