The Dangerous Summer (band)
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The Dangerous Summer
|Origin||Ellicott City, Maryland, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, emo, pop punk|
|Years active||2006–2014, 2017–present|
|Past members||Cody Payne|
The Dangerous Summer is an American rock band from Ellicott City, Maryland, United States.
The band formed in the summer of 2006 to write their first EP, There Is No Such Thing as Science, which drew the attention of Hopeless Records and other labels in 2007. They signed with Hopeless Records within eight months (in April 2007) of starting the band during their senior year of high school. They then re-released their debut EP under a new name, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, with new songs included.
Over the years the band has sold over 60,000 albums and over 300,000 singles.
In April 2009, the band played The Bamboozle.
The band's name is taken from the book of the same name. The band has stated influences from Third Eye Blind, Bright Eyes, U2, Phil Collins, Explosions in the Sky, Jimmy Eat World, and Andrew McMahon.
They played on the Warped Tour 2011 on the Nintendo 3DS stage.
The band finished their third album on February 26. They also began filming a documentary about themselves and are unsure of its release date. The album, Golden Record, was released on August 6, 2013. The first single, "Catholic Girls", was released on iTunes with an accompanying music video on June 4, 2013. In September 2013, AJ Perdomo left the band, citing Cody Payne as the driving force behind the decision.
In February 2017, Cody Payne was sentenced to a year in prison after being charged with a felony burglary conviction. In July 2017, the band's Twitter account was wiped clean of all tweets and the profile picture and cover photo changed to static. On July 8, 2017, the band uploaded a video that read "Hello", followed the next day by a video hinting at an announcement on July 10. Additionally, Cody Payne posted on Facebook that the band would be reuniting without him.
On October 19, 2017, The Dangerous Summer announced their next album The Dangerous Summer, which was released on January 26, 2018, alongside a new single titled "Fire" from the upcoming album.
On February 19, 2019, the single "Where Were You When The Sky Opened Up" was released. The band's sixth album, Mother Nature, was released on June 14, 2019.
- AJ Perdomo – lead vocals/songwriter, bass guitar, (2006–2014, 2017–present)
- Matt Kennedy – lead guitar, backing vocals (2012–2014, 2017–present)
- Ben Cato – drums (2012–2014, 2017–present)
- Cody Payne – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2006–2014)
- Bryan Czap – lead guitar (2006–2012)
- Tyler Minsberg – drums, percussion (2006–2010, 2011)
- Doug Rogells – drums, percussion (Feb UK Tour)
- Kyle Jordan Mueller – drums, percussion (March 2011 US Tour, War Paint Tour 2012)
- Chris Kamrada – drums, percussion (Europe and UK Tour 2012)
- Alex Garcia - guitar (2018)
- Josh Withenshaw - guitar (2018-2019)
- Reach for the Sun (Hopeless Records, 2009)
- An Acoustic Performance of "Reach for the Sun" (Hopeless Records, 2011)
- War Paint (Hopeless Records, 2011)
- Golden Record (Hopeless Records, 2013)
- The Dangerous Summer (Hopeless Records, 2018)
- Mother Nature (Hopeless Records, 2019)
- There Is No Such Thing as Science (2007)
- If You Could Only Keep Me Alive (Hopeless Records, 2007)
- Live in Baltimore (Hopeless Records, 2010)
|Tour name||Participating bands||Location||Dates|
|The Dangerous Summer, The Morning Light||United States||22 June – 30 June 2007|
|Holiday Parade Summer 2007||Holiday Parade, The Dangerous Summer||United States||17 July – 19 July, 1 August – 6 August 2007|
|Warped Tour 2007||Kevin Says Stage: The Dangerous Summer, My American Heart and more||United States||20 July – 23 July 2007|
|The Dangerous Summer, Between the Trees, 1997||United States||21 August – 10 September 2007|
|The Dangerous Summer / Mercy Mercedes||The Dangerous Summer, Mercy Mercedes, Between the Trees, Single File||United States||10 November – 24 November 2009|
|Mayday Parade 2009 Tour||Mayday Parade, There for Tomorrow, The Dangerous Summer||United States||27 November – 17 December 2010|
|Revolutions and Resolutions Tour||The Audition, The Dangerous Summer, Sparks the Rescue||United States||20 January – 19 February 2010|
|Give It a Name Introduces UK Tour 2010||The Swellers, Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, The Wild, Rio||United Kingdom||26 April – 6 May 2010|
|East Coast 2010||The Dangerous Summer||United States||14 May – 12 June 2010|
|Reach for the Sun Tour||The Dangerous Summer, The Morning Of, Go Radio, Action Item, City Lights, Places and Numbers||United States||9 July – 16 August 2010|
|The Dangerous Summer, Sherwood, Soletta||United States||27 August – 19 September 2010|
|Vultures Unite Tour||VersaEmerge, Anarbor, The Dangerous Summer, Conditions||Canada United States||21 October – 22 November 2010|
|Francesqa UK Tour||Francesqa, The Dangerous Summer||United Kingdom||11 February – 27 February 2011|
|2011 American Tour||The Dangerous Summer, The Graduate, Sparks the Rescue||United States||Spring 2011|
|Vans Warped Tour 2011||Nintendo 3DS Stage: The Dangerous Summer, The Wonder Years, Moving Mountains, Go Radio and more||Canada United States||24 June – 14 August 2011|
|War Paint Tour||The Dangerous Summer, Weatherbox, Ten Second Epic||Canada United States||1 February – 23 February, 13 March – 14 April 2012|
|Soundwave 2012||System of a Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Dashboard Confessional, The Cab, The Dangerous Summer and more||Australia||25 February – 3 March 2012|
|The TerminaTour||Ten Second Epic, Brighter Brightest, The Dangerous Summer||Canada||21 March – 14 April 2012|
|Fools and Worthless Liars Tour||Deaf Havana, The Swellers, The Dangerous Summer||United Kingdom||18 April – 27 April 2012|
|There's No Place Like Home Tour||Tonight Alive, The Dangerous Summer||Australia||17 May – 2 June 2012|
|War Paint Tour||The Dangerous Summer, From Indian Lakes, New Empire||United States||July 2012|
|Lower Than Atlantis UK Tour||Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, The Dangerous Summer, Gnarwolves||United Kingdom||1 October – 11 October 2012|
|Holiday Tour||The Dangerous Summer, Young Statues, Young London||United States||30 November – 20 December 2012|
|Spring 2013||The Dangerous Summer||United States||March 2013|
|Golden Record US Tour||The Dangerous Summer, Tommy & The High Pilots, Rare Monk, Breaking Laces||United States||30 July – 14 September 2013|
|Golden Record UK Tour||The Dangerous Summer||United Kingdom||25 September – 3 October 2013|
Since 2006, The Dangerous Summer have toured over 800 shows in America, Canada, Australia, UK and Europe. The Band has played festivals like Download Festival (UK), Soundwave Festival (Australia), Slam Dunk Festival (UK), Bamboozle (USA) they have played the Vans Warped Tour multiple years and supported acts like All Time Low, Dance Gavin Dance, Straylight Run, Deaf Havana.
The band did their first headline tour in Summer of 2010 called the "Reach For The Sun Tour" with supporting acts, Go Radio, The Morning Of, Places and Numbers, and sold out dates in New York City, Toronto, Philadelphia and Vienna, VA. Since then the band has done multiple headline tours and one-offs in America, Canada and Europe.
Three headlining US tours took place during the War Paint cycle: February–March with Weatherbox, July–August with From Indian Lakes and New Empire and a holiday tour with Young London and Young Statues.
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