Former Champions Announce Southeast “Journey Tour”
Greg   May 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm   0 Comments

FORMER CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCE SOUTHEAST JOURNEY TOUR

 

Touring behind their second studio album, Special FX Machine (April 2013), Former Champions are hitting the Southeast this summer for the Journey Tour. The four-piece from Richmond, VA will showcase their vocal-led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”

For three of the July dates, the band will be joined by vocalist JeRel Crockett for “Former Champions presents, Startin’ Somethin’ – A Tribute to Michael Jackson.”

Listen to Special FX Machine in its entirety including the first single “Journey”: www.formerchampionsstudio.bandcamp.com

 

“Song 7”: http://bit.ly/17RmKYz

“LIB”: http://bit.ly/115Gsan

“Ellie’s Big Adventure”: http://bit.ly/14lFQSE

“PYT” Tribute to Michael Jackson ft. JeRel: http://bit.ly/10f0qE0

 

Journey Tour Dates

June 1: The Bayou on Penn | Washington, DC

June 7: Stoney Badger Tavern | Lynchburg, VA

June 8: Brewbaker’s Restaurant | Winchester, VA

June 11: The Pourhouse | Charleston, SC

June 13: 1904 | Jacksonville, FL

June 14: Dunedin Brewery | Tampa Bay, FL

June 15: Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery | Boca Raton, FL (w/ Gravity A)

June 16: The Jam | Gainesville, FL

June 18: Georgia Theatre Rooftop | Athens, GA

June 19: The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom | Macon, GA

June 20: Orton’s Underground | Wilmington, NC

June 21: Mad Tea Party Jam |Hedgesville, WV (w/ Kung Fu, The Werks, Zoogma)

June 22: Grayhaven Winery | Gum Springs, VA

June 27: Jammin Java, Vienna Va (w/Ghost Owl)

June 28: Pasture Palooza Music Festival | Berryville, VA (w/ Ghost Owl, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong)

July 4: Port o Call | Kill Devil Hills, NC*

July 5: Martin’s Downtown | Roanoke, VA*

July 6: Jewish Mother | Virginia Beach, VA *

July 20: Under the Stars | Aldie, VA (w/ Silo Effect, Wobblesauce)

*Former Champions presents, Startin’ Somethin’ – A Tribute to Michael Jackson

 

Online:

www.formerchampions.net

www.facebook.com/FormerChamps

Twitter + Instagram: @FormerChampions

 

Bio: Former Champions are an electro rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Their music showcases vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”2013 looks to be an exciting year for Former Champions as they release their second studio album, Special FX Machine, and continue hitting the road with a heavy tour schedule including appearances at several festivals across the country. The Champs have shared the stage with artists including Lotus, The New Deal, Conspirator, EOTO, Perpetual Groove, Papadosio, Dopapod, and many others. Keep your eyes out for Former Champions, as they keep the pedal to the metal in 2013

 

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Destiny@BrotherlyLoveProductions.com | 215.704.9554