Dates and Information for the ‘Behind the Echoes’ Tour Below
PHILADELPHIA, PA | SEPTEMBER 15, 2016: Philadelphia’s rising indie alternative/rock band Civil Youthmade noise touring the country this summer, opening for bands like Twenty One Pilots and AWOLNATION, and amazing fans with their energetic live performance. Today, Civil Youth is thrilled to announce they are continuing the journey on the ‘Behind the Echoes‘ tour, spanning the East Coast and Midwest. Dates and ticket information can be found below. With the announcement, the band released a thrilling live performance reel featuring their hit track, “Follow Me” to show the fans the mesmerizing, percussion-soaked atmosphere to expect from a Civil Youth show, view here.
10/16 – Washington D.C. @ The Pinch
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA
10/20 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
10/22 – Orlando FL @ Back Booth
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
10/24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/29 – Columbus, OH @ King Ave 5
10/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
Civil Youth – “Follow Me” Live Performance Video
More About Civil Youth:
CIVIL YOUTH is an indie alternative/rock band based out of Philadelphia, PA. Since their debut in March 2015, Civil Youth has toured nationally and is currently venturing on their 6th U.S. tour. After the release of their debut album, Disguised In Color, Civil Youth has garnered airplay on 134 FM radio stations, landed sync licensing with major networks including MTV, VH1, and E!, and received national press in Alternative Press Magazine. The band has since released their second full-length album,Who Rescued Who, as well as an acoustic album titled Ossein.
What started as an outlet for lead singer Michael Kepko to express his anxiety and depression while living in Boston, has evolved into a cultural movement backed by a community of thousands of supporters who identify with Civil Youth’s lyrics and music. Civil Youth inhabits each stage with light-up drum solos, crowd chanting, instrument swaps, and stage acrobatics. Between heavy guitar riffs, and poetic rapping, fans of all ages can find a way to connect with Civil Youth. Within a year, Civil Youth has surpassed the caliber of “local band,” making their name known across the United States.
Check out Civil Youth’s latest release, Who Rescued Who on Spotify here.
Today marks the release of thrash-influenced alt-metal group BLACKMORE‘s new albumNEO. The primarily Armenian-American band, featuring Greek lead vocalist K’noup of global rock artists Viza, have the album available for purchase now via their website here. There, you can also purchase official BLACKMORE merchandise. You can also stream the album today via Spotify.
As depicted in the video, guitarist Vahan Aslanyan performs with a PRS CE 24 with a bolt on neck, maple neck and rosewood fret board with 85/15 pickups. Guitarist Shaunt Sulahian performs with an Ibanez JS Series Satriani Signature with a Floyd Rose bridge, maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
There’s more where that came from! Last week, BLACKMORE released another play-through video for their new track “Tsunami” via their YouTube page:https://youtu.be/vxCa0FVIzXc
More visuals are available now via BLACKMORE, including their heavy-hitting music video for the track “72”, produced and directed by Noel Ross: https://youtu.be/MZp2ypW4EsI
BLACKMORE began introducing fans to NEO last summer by releasing one new track from the album per month. NEO was produced by Yury Anisonyan and mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering (Faith No More, Sepultura, Halford, Cynic).
Demanded internationally, DJ Baby Yu is one of North America’s most experienced, versatile well respected and highly connected DJ’s. Baby Yu is without a doubt a staple in the entertainment industry world wide. Determined and passionate, he consistently delivers and works along side chief industry leaders. Layered with many talents, DJ Baby Yu is a prominent international DJ, an exclusive radio show host, and a producer. Over the years Baby Yu has been at the top of the nightclub scene in Toronto, spinning at a wide range of clubs, lounges and patios which caught the attention of promoters and club owners around the world. In mid 2008, Baby Yu re-located to Atlanta, Georgia after receiving an offer to be the resident DJ for the ultra-trendy Velvet Room.Top artists around the world have also noticed Baby Yu’s talent and have used his talents to leverage their performance while on the tour. Baby Yu has been the opening tour DJ for Juelz Santana, 112, Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, The Game; and also has been the top pick to DJ concert after parties for Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Fat Joe, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Akon, Chris Brown, Diddy, Rick Ross, Trey Songz, DJ Khaled, Cassie, Black Eyed Peas, Drake, Georges St- Pierre, Allen Iverson, Lebron James, and more. Expanding to his international appeal, Baby Yu has also worked alongside with K-Pop Artists: The Wonder Girls, Crown J and 2PM.
Pittsburgh Music Magazine caught up with DJ Baby Yu before his appearance here in Pittsburgh at Soldiers and Sailors on June 23rd with Young Jeezy…
As a DJ, radio show host, and producer, can you describe a “typical” day in the life of DJ Baby Yu?
– Sometimes I dream of having a Baby Yu duplicate. Usually my day consists of waking up sometime in the afternoon, and straight to the DJ studio to prep for my5PM show with Big Tigger on V-103 FM. After my show, I usually hit the gym and stay for around an hour and a half. Later, I’ll put in some production time until I have to go DJ at the club. When I get home from the club I prerecord my 7 AM morning show for Ryan Cameron on V-103 FM. After this I usually hit the studio again and see if I can make some beats before I go to bed. I try and eat between everything as well.
You have had some amazing guest opening spots and done some incredible private gigs as a DJ. Can you relate at least one mind blowing experience or encounter?
– DJ Jazzy Jeff invited me to DJ his 40th Birthday in Philly, where I played nothing but soul, funk and 80‘s music. It was so much fun. Also in 2006, I DJ’d for Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna during Caribana Festival in Toronto, Canada. To do a Rocafella medley for them felt like I was DJing at their concert. Most recently, Kanye West flew me down to one of his concerts during the “Watch The Throne” Tour, to discuss how the concert could be improved. It was an interesting 2 hour conversation.
When people hear your art, what is it that you want them left with?
– Positivity, motivation, and inspiration.
Where are your favorite places to DJ?
– Tokyo, Japan – Manila, Phillippines – Vancouver, Canada – Toronto, Canada to name a few.
What place or where in the world would you most like to host as a DJ, but have not done so yet?
– Dubai, Rio De Janeiro and Moscow. That would be so dope.
Who are the artists that have had the most influence on what you do?
– Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Jodeci, Notorious BIG, Bell Biv Devoe.
What was it like collaborating with DJ Swivel in Sato Goldschlag? And who came up with the concept for the Mr. Mister video ?
– It’s an amazing run. Swivel is very talented, and has learned from the best. Working around Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Diddy to name a few, he is a grammy winning engineer, so to work with someone that has so much experience in the music work only motivates me to work harder.
The video was an idea by Aaron our video director. We were both happy with the originality of the video. (See below for the video)
What are your immediate goals in the business and where would you like to see yourself in five years?
– Producing; making music is my immediate and long term goal. I want to continue DJing around the world, on V-103 FM, supporting Young Jeezy as his DJ, and take Sato Goldschlag to an international level.
Along with his weekly club residencies- Baby Yu can be heard on Atlanta’s hottest radio station V-103 (WVEE- V103 FM “The Peoples Station”)
Monday- Friday at 5:00pm on the Ryan Cameron show and Saturday’s from 12pm-1pmEST with his “Midday Motivation Mix Show”. Baby Yu
also continues to do his syndicated radio shows, tuned in by thousands around the globe.