Armor for Sleep fans who are wishing the band would reunite again are getting their wish granted – but only for a special occasion. The emo/indie rock sensations are hitting the road this summer to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their chart-topping sophomore album What To Do When You Are Dead.
Presales for select shows start on Feb. 27 and tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Feb. 28.
Armor for Sleep’s 2005 sophomore album What To Do When You Are Dead heavily resonated with fans upon its 2005 release. Lead vocalist/guitarist Ben Jorgensen came up with the story behind the fan-favorite concept album. The record tells the journey of a protagonist who commits suicide and then travels on a journey through the afterlife.
In 2015, the group embarked on an eight-date tour to mark the 10th anniversary of the album. Now, the start of a new decade marks a 15-year milestone for the chart-topping album.
Jorgenson is teaming with his Armor for Sleep bandmates PJ DeCicco (guitar), Anthony Dilonno (bass), and Nash Breen (drums) on the upcoming summer tour.
The New Jersey native lead vocalist discussed the enduring significance of the album in an Alt Press interview.
“What To Do When You Are Dead is the thing we created that never seems to go away,” Jorgensen said. “For me, personally, revisiting the album is a bookmark to a time in my life that would ultimately shape everything about the person that I am today. We are all extremely humbled that this album has meant so much to so many people over the years, and we’re honored that we’re going to get the chance to come back again and play some shows to celebrate it and rock out with everyone.”
Armor for Sleep followed What To Do When You Are Dead with a third studio album in 2007 called Smile for Them before disbanding in 2009.
The band is stoked to reunite once again on the road to honor their iconic album and reconnect with their fans.
Armor for Sleep ‘What To Do When You Are Dead’ 15th Anniversary 2020 Tour Dates
June 18 – Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
June 19 – New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
June 20 – Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 26 – Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
June 27 – Pomona, CA - The Glass House
June 28 – San Francisco, CA - Slim’s (Tickets)
July 9 – Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
July 10 – Philadelphia, PA - TLA
July 11 – Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom (Tickets)
July 23 – Dallas, TX - Dada
July 24 – Austin, TX - Barracuda
July 25 – Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
Aug. 7 – Nashville, TN - The Basement East
Aug. 8 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell
Aug. 9 – Orlando, FL - The Social
Aug. 13 – Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Aug. 14 – Chicago, IL - The Metro
Aug. 15 – Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
Dates, venues, and prices are subject to change. Please check individual event pages for more details.
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We are very excited to announce that we will be playing a slew of shows to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of “What To Do When You Are Dead”. Thank you guys sincerely for listening throughout the years-it really has meant the world to us. We are stoked to see all of you again... . All tickets on sale February 28th at 10 a.m. local time at armorforsleep.com. Jun 18 2020 - Baltimore Sound Stage - Baltimore, MD Jun 19 2020 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY Jun 20 2020 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA Jun 26 2020 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA Jun 27 2020 - The Glass House - Pomona, CA Jun 28 2020 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA Jul 09 2020 - Rex Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA Jul 10 2020 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ Jul 11 2020 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA Jul 23 2020 - Dada - Dallas, TX Jul 24 2020 - Barracuda - Austin, TX Jul 25 2020 - Warehouse Live Studio - Houston, TX Aug 07 2020 - The Basement East - Nashville, TN Aug 08 2020 - The Masquerade Hell Stage - Atlanta, GA Aug 09 2020 - The Social - Orlando, FL Aug 13 2020 - The Shelter - Detroit, MI Aug 14 2020 - Metro - Chicago, IL Aug 15 2020 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN