Saves The Day @ Rex Theater 8/10

Alternative pioneers Saves The Day, are heading out on a co-headline tour with Joyce Manor this August, including a stop in Pittsburgh on August 10th at Rex Theater. 

Photo Credit: Alice Baxley

Saves The Day will be touring in support of their autobiographical 2019 full-length 9: a record that further solidified their reputation as one of the most influential names in alternative rock to emerge over the past two decades. Support for the tour comes from awakebutstillinbed.

Having a catalog across 24 years and nine albums, the band’s set will be a lively journey through the decades showcasing new tracks from 9 and fan favorites alike.  9 offers the first-ever autobiographical look into the history of Saves The Day, as told from the perspective of its founder, Chris Conley and was released on Equal Vision Records last fall.

Saves The Day’s aforementioned 2018 full-length, 9, is out now on Equal Vision Records. It’s the band’s ninth studio album and their first in five years. When listened to together, the nine tracks tell the story of the band from the perspective of its founder, Chris Conley. The album offers this first ever autobiographical look into the band’s history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. On the surface, 9 chronicles the epic story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley “woke up” and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997. The current lineup of the band, which includes the virtuosic trio of guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma and drummer Dennis Wilson, who are the band’s most consistent lineup to date, take the musicianship on 9 to stratospheric new heights. “At this point, I’ve actually dealt with the conflicts and the challenges in a lifelong career in music and now I have the guys that I could do this with forever and I’m living the dream again,” Conley explains.  Ultimately, 9 is sonic evidence not only that there’s a reason we are alive in the world but it’s a miracle that Conley rightfully encourages us to celebrate.

Dates w/ Joyce Manor

08/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center

08/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 

08/03 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies

08/04 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation

08/06 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

08/07 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater

08/09 – Lakewood, OH @ Phantasy

08/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

08/11 – Albany, NY @ Skyloft Albany

08/13 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts

08/14 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall

08/15 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar

08/16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

08/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony

08/18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27* 

*no Joyce Manor