MxPx: Punk Band, Bar Band, Frat Rock Band???

By | August 8, 2003 at 12:00 AM

In true DYI form, MxPx have been busy as heck since the release of THE EVER PASSING MOMENT three years ago. The band made rounds on the 2002 Warped Tour, filmed a Diet Pepsi commercial that aired during Super Bowl XXXVII and opened for Good Charlotte and New Found Glory this past spring. After recording over 40 songs, MxPx will release BEFORE EVERYTHING AND AFTER on September 16. Produced by Dave Jerden and mixed by Chris and Tom Lord-Alge, BEFORE EVERYTHING AND AFTER is MxPx’s sixth full-length album, the band’s third for A&M Records.

“Everything Sucks (When You’re Gone)” is the first single and video. Other focus tracks on BEFORE EVERYTHING AND AFTER include “Quit Your Life,” MxPx’s first ever acoustic ballad, and “Well Adjusted.” “Well Adjusted” can be heard in the upcoming MTV Films take on WUTHERING HEIGHTS, the next original movie to appear on MTV. MxPx are the bar band in the movie and lead vocalist/bassist Mike Herrera makes his acting debut as he steals Isabel Linton (played by Katherine Heigl) away from Hendrix Earnshaw (played by Johnny Whitworth). WUTHERING HEIGHTS will premiere September 23.

To coincide with the release of BEFORE EVERYTHING AND AFTER, Universal Studios Home Video will release a special edition DVD of NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE to commemorate the film’s 25th anniversary. MxPx has re-recorded the ANIMAL HOUSE theme song and a new version of “Shout” for which a music video has been made. The new songs and video will be included as bonus material on the DVD which will be available August 26.

MxPx Will Support Dashboard Confessional On The Road This Fall. Tour Dates Are As Follows:

  • August 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – AJ Palumbo Center
  • August 31 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
  • September 2 & 3 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
  • September 4 & 5 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
  • September 6 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Arena
  • September 7 – Washington, DC – Bender Arena
  • September 9 – Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo
  • September 10 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
  • September 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
  • September 12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
  • September 14 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
  • September 16 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • September 17 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
  • September 18 – Grand Prairie, TX – Next Stage at Grand Prairie
  • September 20 – Peoria, AZ – KEDJ Edgefest
  • September 21 – San Diego, CA – SDSU Open Air Theatre
  • September 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
  • September 25 – Universal City, CA – Universal Amphitheatre
  • September 26 – San Francisco, CA – SF Concourse Exhibition Center
  • September 27 – Salem, OR – Salem Armory Auditorium
  • September 28 – Seattle, WA – Seahawk Stadium Exhibition Center
  • September 30 – Magna, UT – Saltair Pavilion
  • October 1 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
  • October 3 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
  • October 4 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
  • October 7 – St. Paul, MN – Ray Wilkes Auditorium

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