Fireworks (punk band)

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Fireworks
Fireworks 2014.jpg
Fireworks performing in 2014
Background information
Origin Metro Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Pop punk, alternative rock, melodic hardcore, indie rock
Years active 2006-present
Labels Triple Crown Records / Run For Cover Records
Website ohcommonlife.com
Members Brett Jones
Chris Mojan
David Mackinder
Kyle O'Neil
Adam Mercer
Ted Roberts
Past members Tymm Rengers

Fireworks are an American pop-punk band from Metro Detroit, Michigan. They are currently signed to Triple Crown Records. Their most recent album, Oh, Common Life, was released on March 25, 2014.

History[edit]

Fireworks began in 2005 in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan, where they signed to the independent label, Run For Cover Records, who released their debut EP, We Are Everywhere, and 7" Adventure, Nostalgia and Robbery. From there on, the band toured extensively, until 2008, when they were signed by the well-known independent label, Triple Crown Records, home of other popular bands such as As Tall As Lions, Fight Fair, Hit the Lights, and Honor Bright. There, Fireworks re-released We Are Everywhere, and in March 2009, they released their debut full-length, All I Have to Offer is My Own Confusion produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory.[1]

During the Summer season of 2009, Fireworks supported Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals through America on the Giglife tour.

Fireworks performing at Greene Street Club in Greensboro NC on 4/10/14

In December 2009 Fireworks set out on their first European tour, supporting Set Your Goals.

In January 2010 Fireworks supported New Found Glory and Saves the Day on a full U.S. tour. They then toured Australia with New Found Glory in April as support alongside Hit The Lights before their own headlining tour of the country.

They have released two music videos, one for "Detroit" and another for "Arrows".

Their EP entitled "Bonfires" was released for digital download on December 7, 2010 and their sophomore full length, "Gospel" was released on May 24, 2011.

They will be touring with Polar Bear Club in the fall of 2011, and recently shot a video for the song "Arrows" directed by Thom Glunt.

On December 18, 2011, Under the Gun Review voted "Arrows" by Fireworks as the best music video of the year

The band toured for most of 2012, sharing the stage with acts such as Set Your Goals and Cartel. They also played every date of Warped Tour 2012.

In spring 2013, Fireworks will be appearing as support for The Wonder Years on their tour, along with Hostage Calm and Misser.

On January 29, 2014 Fireworks announced their third full length, Oh, Common Life. The album was released on March 25, 2014. The band also replaced Defeater on The Greatest Generation Tour in the Spring. They will join The Wonder Years, Real Friends, Citizen, and Modern Baseball.

Discography[edit]

Full-Lengths[edit]

EPs[edit]

Split releases[edit]

Demo[edit]

  • Can't Hardly Wait (2005)

Band members[edit]

David Mackinder - lead vocals
Brett Jones - lead guitar
Chris Mojan - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Kyle O'Neil - bass
Ted Roberts - drums
Adam Mercer (touring member) - guitar, keyboard, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.purevolume.com/fireworks

External links[edit]