AIDEN: Chaos and Conviction in '07

By | January 8, 2007 at 1:05 PM

After a hectic year which saw the band crisscrossing the globe, performing to sold-out crowds and grabbing several awards, Seattle horror-punksters, Aiden are set to accomplish even more in 2007…with Conviction, which will be the title of their upcoming full-length effort on Victory Records. The band begins pre-production on their eagerly anticipated release January 15, according to leading WiL Francis, 14 songs have already been written. “I’ve never been more excited about new songs,” he declares. “I’ve never written songs like this, mainly because I was scared that it wasn’t “punk” enough. But I woke up one day and asked myself what is punk? And the answer I came up with was that punk rock is a state of mind, not a sound on a record. Punk is about being true to yourself and doing what you love and saying f-you to anyone who tries to bring you down. “So this record has some things on it that are a lot different than what I’m used to. I’m no longer scared what people will think of me or what they might say. A good tune is a good tune, and that this is going to be our biggest and most ambitious record to date.” Aiden will remain ambitious out of the studio as well. As soon as they finish recording, they head out on the Taste of Chaos North American tour for 31 dates, when fly back out to England for a quick British jaunt with Lostprophets. But that’s almost taking it easy compared to their itinerary in 2006: It started with the Kerrang 25 Year Anniversary Tour in England with Bullet For My Valentine; they then did their first tour of Germany, before returning home to the States to play on 30 Seconds to Mars’ national tour. Then back to the Europe for a bevy of summer festivals. Back again to the States for a tour with H.I.M. The group returned to Europe for another festival and to pick up a Best Newcomer award from Metal Hammer. By this time it was summer, and Aiden returned to Americas to perform on every date on the Warped tour. Back yet again to England for more huge music festivals and to win Best International Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards. They even stuck around to headline their own UK and Europe tour, selling out everywhere months in advance. They flew back to the States for still another national tour, this time with Silverstein. After that, they finished off the year playing five shows in four days in Australia. Of course, Aiden will return to the major summer tour circuit this summer, and you can expect them to perform their new music with total and utter conviction. “When people ask me what Conviction means and is all about, I’m going to say it’s about believing in yourself and the people around you,” Francis states. “It’s about living your life as you want it to be lived…that’s Conviction!” You can see Aiden on the following dates of the Taste of Chaos tour:

  • Feb 15, 2007 – Seattle, WA
  • Feb 17, 2007 – San Francisco, CA
  • Feb 18, 2007 – Reno, NV
  • Feb 20, 2007 – Fresno, CA
  • Feb 21, 2007 – San Diego, CA
  • Feb 22, 2007 – Long Beach, CA
  • Feb 23, 2007 – Sacramento, CA
  • Feb 25, 2007 – Glendale, AZ
  • Feb 26, 2007 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Feb 27, 2007 – Denver, CO
  • Mar 1, 2007 – El Paso, TX
  • Mar 2, 2007 – Dallas, TX
  • Mar 3, 2007 – Houston, TX
  • Mar 4, 2007 – San Antonio
  • Mar 5, 2007 – Corpus Christi, TX
  • Mar 8, 2007 – Jacksonville, FL
  • Mar 9, 2007 – Pompano Beach, FL
  • Mar 10, 2007 – Orlando, FL
  • Mar 11, 2007 – Tampa, FL
  • Mar 13, 2007 – Atlanta, GA
  • Mar 15, 2007 – Champaign, IL
  • Mar 16, 2007 – Chicago, IL
  • Mar 17, 2007 – Milwaukee, WI
  • Mar 18, 2007 – Dayton, OH
  • Mar 20, 2007 – Philadelphia, PA
  • Mar 22, 2007 – Lowell, MA
  • Mar 23, 2007 – Uniondale, NY
  • Mar 24, 2007 – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Mar 25, 2007 – Portland, ME
  • Mar 27, 2007 – Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2007 – Ottawa, ON, Canada

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