Fireworks (punk band)
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Fireworks performing in 2014
|Also known as||Bears (2004)|
|Origin||Metro Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Genres||Emo pop, melodic hardcore, pop punk, power pop|
|Years active||2004–15 (hiatus)|
|Labels||Run for Cover, Triple Crown|
|Past members||Tymm Rengers|
Early years and debut album (2004–10)
Fireworks began in 2004 under the name Bears, hailing from the Metro Detroit area of Michigan. A demo, Can't Hardly Wait, was released on September 15, 2005. 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. In December 2007, the band went on the All I Want For X-Mas Is Dudes Tour alongside 2*Sweet and the High Court. In June and July 2008, the band went on tour with 2*Sweet and This Time Next Year. After signing to independent label Triple Crown Records, We Are Everywhere was reissued on October 21.
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. During the Summer season of 2009, Fireworks supported Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals through America on the Giglife tour. 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.
Gospel, Oh, Common Life and break-up (2010–15)
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.
On December 18, 2011, Under the Gun Review voted "Arrows" by Fireworks as the best music video of the year
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.
On May 14, 2015 the band announced on social media that they would be taking an indefinite hiatus following their North American tour.
Before the band went on hiatus, Mercer and MacKinder formed the band Empty Houses with vocalist Ali Shea. They have since signed to Sargent House with the album Daydeam released June 2016.
- Studio albums
- Extended plays
- We Are Everywhere (2006)
- We Walk the Streets at Night (2006)
- Adventure, Nostalgia and Robbery (2008)
- Bonfires (2010)
- Split releases
- Save Your Breath vs. Fireworks (2008)
- Can't Hardly Wait (2005)
- Current members
- Brett Jones - lead guitar
- David Mackinder - lead vocals
- Adam Mercer - keyboard
- Chris Mojan - rhythm guitar
- Kyle O'Neil - bass
- Ted Roberts - drums
- Past members
- Tymm Rengers – drums
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