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
Gabriel Arroyo
David Vidal
Juan Angeles
Esteban Agama

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

History[edit]

The band started in 2002 when Erik Channels and Manolín known in high school for reasons beyond music, Erik and Manolin had musical projects before founding Allison, but none of these work, so decided to unite and create Allison 2 former members of a band in which participated Erik.

Erik suggested the name after reading a poem about the true meaning of love: "Allison is the girl you're in love and she with you, but still you do not know," says Erik. They start playing at parties after the Forum met Alicia (important forum for the rock scene in Mexico City) go to forums like the Hard Rock Live.

In 2003 Paco Zepeda know, its current manager, and start working on demos and songs to present to some transnational label. His manager presented the project to the executives of Sony / BMG and decide to sign them as artists of the company. From December 2005 to mid-February 2006, their debut album was recorded. The album production was conducted by Armando Ávila, Paco Erick Zepeda and Spartacus; vocal direction was Guido Laris.

At that time, not have a drummer, batteries formally recorded them Roy Cañedo, drummer and member of Thermo. The mastering was conducted by Don Tayler who previously worked with bands like Korn and Jimmy Eat World.

From 2006 to mid-2007 Worked in recording new songs included editing or special edition of their eponymous debut album "Allison", this new edition will appoint "Allison, Special Edition," which follows the sixth single "Amor Eterno" cóver the singer Juan Gabriel.

In January 2008 the band recorded their second studio album, "Memorama" which was put on sale on May 5 of that year.

In 2010 Manolin traveling by highway to Oaxaca, at the height of Pinotepa Nacional, a car at high speed in reverse, rammed the car of the band and suffered a car accident that paralyzed his career for a long time, known bassist, founding member of Allison and at impact his hand was pierced by an iron of the same car overturned and gave 3 turns, the driver of the car that was hit was fled abandoning their car on the highway. In 2014 Manolin leaves the band by problems.

On October 1, 2012 he was released his third studio album, "120 Km / hr", marking his return. On 9 October the same year they released their first single "16" and began their first tour of the album called 120Km / h UnderTour 2012 . They are currently in the second tour of the respective album called Come Again Tour 2013.

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.

Members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

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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