Go Radio

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Go Radio
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Background information
Origin Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, pop rock, pop punk
Years active 2007–2013
Labels Fearless
Associated acts Mayday Parade, Select Start, Don't Die Cindy, Carawae, Stages and Stereos
Website www.facebook.com/goradio
www.wearegoradio.com
Past members
  • Jason Lancaster
  • Alex Reed
  • Matt 'Burns' Poulos
  • Steven Kopacz
  • Tony Planas
  • Patrick Hosey

Go Radio was a rock band from Tallahassee, Florida, formed by former Mayday Parade vocalist, guitarist and lyricist Jason Lancaster in April 2007.[1]

The band toured with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Day to Remember, as well as Mayday Parade. They played the entire Vans Warped Tour in 2011, and again during 2013, which was their last tour as a band.[2]

The band announced their break-up on October 6, 2013. The disbandment was apparently due to the lead singer, Jason Lancaster, setting priorities and putting his family first. Lancaster said in an interview on The Gunz Show that this reason for the band's break up was completely false. Jason has no intention of stopping with his music and is writing new music. Lancaster said that he felt Go Radio had run its course as a band and it was time to move on to the next chapter of his life. Although they have parted, each of the band members plans to continue making music on their own.[3]

History[edit]

Formation and Welcome to Life (2007–2009)[edit]

Go Radio formed in January 2007 before Jason Lancaster left Mayday Parade. Together with Matt 'Burns' Poulos, as well as Steven Kopacz and Patrick Hosey of the Florida band Don't Die Cindy, Lancaster started Go Radio. The name "Go Radio" was originally going to be the name of a Mayday Parade side project of Lancaster's. Hosey left the band in late 2007, and was replaced by Tony Planas.

In 2008 Go Radio released their debut EP Welcome to Life. Planas left the band in late 2008, and was replaced by Alex Reed, formerly of the Michigan band "Carawae". Reed contacted the band through Myspace[4] and originally joined only as a touring guitarist, but was later promoted to a full-time member.

Do Overs and Second Chances (2009–2010)[edit]

On September 8, 2009 the band released their first studio update. They revealed that they were in the process of recording a new EP with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, both of whom produced Mayday Parade's A Lesson in Romantics (2007).[5] On October 5, 2009, Go Radio released two of the songs from the EP on their Myspace. The band then signed to Fearless[6] on January 21, 2010 and went on to release Do Overs and Second Chances as their Fearless debut on April 20, 2010.

Lucky Street (2010–2011)[edit]

In the July 2010 issue of Alternative Press Lancaster revealed that he had begun writing for Go Radio's debut album for Fearless. On August 31, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY the band headed into the studio with Tim O'Heir.[7][8] They finished recording on September 29, 2010.[9] The resulting album, Lucky Street was released on March 1, 2011. The album was very well received by critics, and debuted number 77 on the US Billboard 200 and debuted within the top 20 of the US Billboard Rock, Independent, and Alternative Albums charts. On June 6, 2011, a music video for the single "Any Other Heart" premiered on Vevo.

In the summer of 2011 they played the entire Vans Warped Tour on the Nintendo 3DS Stage. Their next tour will be the first one that takes them overseas as they head to Australia to take part in the Soundwave Counter-Revolution mini-festival from September 24, 2011 until waffles, 2011.

Go Radio announced the release of a deluxe edition of Lucky Street on October 24,[10] 2011. It contains 9 tracks not seen on the original version of the album.

Close the Distance (2012–2013)[edit]

In early 2012 the band began demoing new songs for their second studio full length.

On March 1, 2012 Jason Lancaster announced that the band had finished recording.[11] On April 20, 2012, the album is title Close the Distance was announced with a release date of August 14, 2012.[12] The release date was pushed back to September 18, 2012. On July 16 the new release date was confirmed and the band announced their album art and track listing along with a preview for their first song "Collide.".[13] To promote their album, Go Radio started a share contest in which fans had the chance to unlock the new song off Close the Distance when the number of views, shares, and newsletter signups in total reached 20,000. [14] On July 18, two days after the contest started, fans had already reached the goal and the song premiered on Alternative Press magazine's website [15] The band joined the Vans Warped Tour for all of its 2013 tenure. This was their last major tour prior to their break up in October.

Post-Go Radio[edit]

On October 6, 2013, the band announced their breakup, the band cited Lancaster's desire to settle down with his wife. Lancaster has stated that he will continue to make music on his own, and has a solo song being released on a Fearless compilation. Kopacz joined Anarbor as a touring drummer. Alex Reed joined another band from Tallahassee, Stages & Stereos as a guitarist.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions
Billboard 200[16] Rock Albums[17] Independent Albums[18] Alternative Albums[19]
2011 Lucky Street
  • Released: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Fearless
77 18 10 13
2012 Close the Distance
  • Release: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Fearless
54 22 12 13

EPs[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions
Billboard 200 Heatseekers[20] Independent Albums Alternative New Artist
2008 Welcome to Life
  • Released: August 13, 2008
  • Label: Self-released
2010 Do Overs and Second Chances [21]
  • Released: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Fearless
179 8 36 4

Singles[edit]

Year Song Released Details
2009 "Why I'm Home" February 2, 2009 iTunes single
"Stay Gone" May 29, 2009 Free Download [1]

Early Unreleased Demos[edit]

  • "Hollie Ollie Oxen Free"
  • "That California Song"

Compilation appearances[edit]

Tours[edit]

2008
  • The Scenic, Lannen Fall – To Catch a Preda-Tour (supporting act, U.S.)
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
  • The Summer Set w/ We Are the In Crowd, Go Radio and For the Foxes - Wake Up & Be Awesome Tour (supporting act, 2/21 - 3/30, U.S)[38]
  • Warped Tour 2013 – Warped Tour 2013 (6/15 - 8/4, U.S. and Canada)[39]

Band members[edit]

Final line-up
Former members

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "2011 Vans Warped Tour first band announcements". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
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  4. ^ Nicolas Vasquez (2010-11-01). "Alex Reed from Go Radio Interview". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Go Radio Enters Studio". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Go Radio Sign to Fearless Records". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / @GoJason: In Brooklyn with Tim o'heir making the best record ever". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Go Radio Heading Into The Studio To Record Debut Full-Length". The Sound Alarm. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / @GoJason: The records done!!!!!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  10. ^ "Go Radio Luck Street Deluxe Edition Pre-Order". Theinterlude.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  11. ^ Tyler Common (2012-03-01). "News | Go Radio finish new album". altpress.com. Retrieved 2014-12-14. 
  12. ^ "We're excited to...". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  13. ^ "Fearless Records - About". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  14. ^ "Go Radio Official Website". Wearegoradio.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  15. ^ Matthew Colwell (2012-07-18). "Song Premiere: Go Radio, "Collide" - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  16. ^ "Go Radio - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Go Radio - Chart history (Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Go Radio - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Go Radio - Chart history (Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Go Radio - Chart history (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  21. ^ Westminster (2010-04-30). "Go Radio Debuts At No. 8 On The Billboard Heatseekers Chart! - Westminster, CA". AmericanTowns.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  22. ^ "The Dares - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Tour "Kick Your Own Ass" - various venues - (July/August 2009)". Dzrimages.com. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  23. ^ "Tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus!!! - May 5th to May 28th". Blogs.myspace.com. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  24. ^ "The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - JULY - AUGUST US/CANADA TOUR DATES! - Posted Jun 25, 2009". Blogs.myspace.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  25. ^ ground(ctrl) (2010-01-19). "Are You Toursick? (UPDATE) : A Day To Remember". Adtrofficial.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  26. ^ "July 2010 Tour Dates". Blogs.myspace.com. 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  27. ^ "More tour with Secondhand Serenade, White Tie Affair & RunnerRunner". Blogs.myspace.com. 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  28. ^ "Fearless Friends Tour". fearlessrecords.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  29. ^ "Fearless Friends Tour dates". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  30. ^ "Emarosa and Chiodos Tour Dates". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  31. ^ ""On Your Side" Tour w/ A Rocket to the Moon". Myspace.com. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  32. ^ "District Lines Headlining Tour Announcement - Posted Mar 9, 2011". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  33. ^ "Soundwave ‘COUNTER REVOLUTION’ – Lineup announced - Music/Concerts & Festivals". spotlightreport.net. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  34. ^ "Go Radio announce headlining tour with There For Tomorrow, Tonight Alive, Tyler Carter". Alternative Press. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  35. ^ "Go Radio Tour Line-Up Change". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  36. ^ "Go Radio Fall Tour Dates". Absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  37. ^ "Go Radio To Hell". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  38. ^ "Exclusive: The Summer Set announce tour with We Are The In Crowd, Go Radio and For The Foxes". Alternative Press. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  39. ^ "Woe, Is Me, Go Radio, The Story So Far and three more announced for Warped Tour 2013". Alternative Press. 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 

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