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Hawthorne Heights

JT from Hawthorne Heights joins The Gunz Show to a deep dive into the rise of the emo scene and more! A must listen to for all fans out there!


Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, & More To Headline 20 Years Of Tears Tour

Elder emos rejoice! Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff has announced the 20 Years Of Tears Tour. The Ohio natives will bring along Saosin, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, and Emery for support across various dates. Plus, fans can see I See Stars, Cartel, This Wild Life, Stick To Your Guns, and more perform on select dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 19, at 10 AM local time, with pre-sales starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17. The tour is a celebration of the Myspace generation and the impact these scene staples have had, and continue to have, in the alternative… Read more »


All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, More To Headline Is For Lovers Fest

Hawthorne Heights may have dubbed Ohio For Lovers in 2004, but they’ve been spreading the love far and wide ever since. Especially with their annual Is For Lovers Festival each summer! Today, the seven-date festival series has been announced, including stops at Lake Tahoe, CA, Manteo, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and more. The festival series will include headline performances from The All-American Rejects, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, and Yellowcard. Additionally, fans will get the chance to see Movements, The Starting Line, State Champs, Saosin, Hot Mulligan, and more. “We are happy to be back in 2024,… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights Invite Fan’s Band, New Aesthetic, To Play Is For Lovers Fest

Meeting your heroes can change your life. And that’s what’s happening to the upcoming act, New Aesthetic. The San Diego, CA-based band received a message from frontman J.T. Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights to work together. “There’s a kid holding a sign that says, ‘Let me play guitar on ‘Ohio Is For Lovers,’” the emo vocalist explains in an Instagram Reel. He continues that he met a fan during one of their stops on the 2017 Warped Tour run. “Flash forward, that kid’s name is Dylan he’s now an adult. He now has his own band called New Aesthetic.” He then… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights Announces ‘The Silence In Black And White’ Acoustic Tour

Hawthorne Heights’ hearts aren’t always in Ohio. The emo act announced the Behind The Tears Tour to celebrate 20 years of their first album, The Silence In Black And White. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 9 at 10 AM local time. The spring run isn’t going to be the usual show set-up, though. Instead of the loud reverb of electric guitars, it’s getting traded in for a subdued acoustic tone. The flyer for it says it’ll be “An emotional musical journey designed to peel back the years and tears.” Their first LP, which boasts their single, “Niki FM,”… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights Will Headline Emo Block Party

There’s one last party in the Sunshine State this year, and it’s going to be pretty emo. Emo Social, run by Dashboard Confessional drummer Chris Kamrada, announced a packed line-up to grace the Florida lands. The event goes down on December 16 at Wall Street Plaza in Orlando, FL, and boasts an emo legend act and trending pop-punk and alternative artists. Ohio emos Hawthorne Heights are scheduled to headline the show. Supporting acts include 408, Capstan, “emo trash” FELICITY, Greyson Zane, and Twin Rova. Plus, there will also be guest DJs throughout the event. Hawthorne Heights recently wrapped their Emo… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights Drop Orchestral Rendition of “The Storm”

At first glance, the thought of setting emo bangers to orchestral strings doesn’t sound real. How could the soothing nature of classical music ever match up to the angst and grit of the Warped Tour scene? However, this juxtaposition creates the most magical blend of emotionally charged lyrics and dynamic instrumentation. Hawthorne Heights experiments with this theatrical sound on an orchestral rendition of their latest single, “The Storm,” pulled from their freshly released EP, Lost Light, which dropped last month. Celebrating their current tour with Emo Orchestra, the new version paints Hawthorne Heights’ authentically emo-punk sound in a new and… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights Drop “The Storm,” Announce ‘Lost Lights’ EP

Ohio natives, Hawthorne Heights, has returned with their heaviest song to date spanning across their 22-year history, aptly titled “The Storm.” The nearly three-minute ripper is the first preview to the band’s forthcoming, freshly announced EP, Lost Lights, via Pure Noise Records. The collection is set to drop on September 8 the day before the group’s Ohio Is For Lovers Festival performance. From the first note, “The Storm” kicks into high gear with tantalizing guitar work, hauntingly atmospheric layers across the instrumentation and vocals, and JT Woodruff’s signature blend of harmonies. The track takes on a contemplative feel, reflecting on… Read more »


Hawthorne Heights’ “Is For Lovers” Fest Announce Lineups with Thrice, Silverstein, & More

We all know that Ohio is for lovers, but Hawthorne Heights has set out to prove that it’s not just Ohio. After three editions of the festival hitting emo fans hard in 2022, Hawthorne Heights is bringing the “Is For Lovers Festival” to eight cities in 2023. This year’s event will visit Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, NV; Denver, CO; Manteo, NC; Council Bluffs, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Pelham, TN; and Mansfield, MA. Similarly to their 2022 festival stops, the lineups will vary by date and include the likes of Thrice, Silverstein, Thursday, Saosin, and more. Tickets for the events are currently on… Read more »

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