Escape the Fate Heads to Basement Transmissions
Well-loved rockers make Erie stop joined by venerable locals
Friday, Sept. 9
Head-bangers unite for a night of hardcore music at Erie's Basement Transmission presented by Heel Heat Productions.
Coming out of Las Vegas, with a whopping 3.3 million followers on Facebook emerges Escape the Fate. Their heavy sound and massive presence is expected to pull a large crowd Sept. 9, and tickets are selling quickly at $20. They will be supported by local post-hardcore bands Fastfall and Real Fake Doors, who both had well-received performances at this years Celebrate Erie event.
Fastfall received praise from the Erie Reader this year for their self-released EP, Tell the World Your Secrets. Featuring vocals from Johnny Snyder, Andrew John on guitar and backing vocals, Casey Valencic on guitar, bass by Joe McLaughlin, and percussion by Eli Maloney, this quintet is known to bring an energy to the stage you don't want to miss.
Real Fake Doors, another five-piece band consisting of Jesse Purshun with vocals, Mark Gorski on guitar and backing vocals, Sean Stevenson on guitar, Zack Smith on bass, and Wes Seeley with percussion has opened for notable acts such as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Anti-Flag, so it was no hard decision to get them in on this incredible show.
Escape the Fate has released three EPs and seven full-length albums since forming in 2004, with multiple landing on Billboard music charts across the world. Most prominent among these was their self-titled third studio album, which topped the Hard Rock charts in 2010. Currently they consist of Craig Mabbott with lead vocals, Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft on lead and rhythm guitar, Thomas "TJ" Bell also on guitar and backing vocals, Erik Jensen on bass with backing vocals, and drummer Robert Ortiz.
6:30 to 11 p.m. // Basement Transmissions, 145 W. 11th St. // $20 advance, $23 day of show // For tickets go to brownpapertickets.com and for more information, go to the "Escape the Fate at Basement Transmissions" Facebook event