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By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 8:05 AM

Celebrating Music Of The MySpace Generation, With I SEE STARS, CARTEL, ARMOR FOR SLEEP And More Appearing

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The 20 Years Of Tears Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime 56-date, U.S. trek featuring varying line-ups surrounding core co-headliners Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Saosin and Anberlin, kicks off this June before wrapping up in mid-September.

JT Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights vocalist and the architect behind the tour, as well as the co-founder of the ongoing Is For Lovers Festival, explains the inspiration for this not-to-be-missed touring event, which sees his band playing their debut album, The Silence in Black and White, in its entirety: "20 Years of Tears is a celebration of the genre that raised an entire generation, with basement-born bands to stadium headliners. Emo comes in all shapes and sizes and has touched the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. With some of the biggest names of the MySpace Generation, this lineup is designed to give you the energy you had while feeling so misunderstood, as a 'misguided' youth. This is not just a summer concert, it is a must-see event that can reignite the fire inside all of us as we sing and scream together like it's 2004."

The tour incorporates the recently announced Is For Lovers Festival dates, with The 20 Years of Tears artists playing multiple Is For Lovers dates as well.

Tickets for all dates are on-sale this Friday, April 19, at 10 am local time with various pre-sales offered beginning tomorrow. For further information, VIP packages and ticketing links, visit Hawthorneheights.com.

The 20 Years of Tears Tour dates:

  • June 22 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers *
  • June 23 Salt Lake City, UT Granary Live
  • June 24 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
  • June 27 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
  • June 28 Chicago, IL The Salt Shed
  • June 29 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection Outdoors
  • June 30 Cleveland Heights, OH Cain Park
  • July 1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
  • July 3 Charleston, SC The Refinery
  • July 6 Clearwater, FL The BayCare Sound
  • July 7 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
  • July 9 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
  • July 10 Greenville, SC The Foundry
  • July 11 Asheville, NC Salvage Station
  • July 13 Charleston, WV West Virginia Is For Lovers *
  • July 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
  • July 16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
  • July 17 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
  • July 20 Manteo, NC OBX Is For Lovers *
  • July 21 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
  • July 23 Knoxville, TN The Back Alley at Creekside
  • July 24 Nashville, TN Skydeck
  • July 25 Fort Wayne, IN The Clyde Theatre
  • July 27 Sauget, IL Pop's Is For Lovers *
  • July 28 Rogers, AR The Walmart Amphitheater
  • August 3 Hot Springs, AR Magic Springs Theme Park
  • August 8 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
  • August 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
  • August 10 Pensacola, FL The Handlebar Outdoors
  • August 12 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
  • August 13 Katy, TX Home Run Dugout
  • August 14 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
  • August 16 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
  • August 17 Eau Claire, WI Reverb Music Festival
  • August 18 Superior, WI Earth Rider Fest Grounds
  • August 19 Fargo, ND Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
  • August 21 Green Bay, WI Epic Event Center
  • August 22 Cedar Rapids, IA McGrath Amphitheatre
  • August 24 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Is For Lovers *
  • August 26 Dallas, TX Toyota Music Factory
  • August 27 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Theater
  • August 28 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
  • August 31 Los Angeles, CA California Is For Lovers *
  • September 1 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
  • September 2 Albuquerque, NM Revel
  • September 5 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
  • September 7 Cincinnati, OH Ohio Is For Lovers *
  • September 8 Pickering, OH Pickering Casino Resort
  • September 10 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
  • September 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
  • September 12 New York, NY Palladium Times Square
  • September 13 Harrisburg, PA XL Live Southside Stage
  • September 14 Wayland, NY FOrX Summer Stage
  • September 15 Worcester, MA The Palladium
* - Is For Lovers Festival

The 20 Years of Tears line-ups by date:
June 23 to July 10

  • Hawthorne Heights/I See Stars/Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Emery/This Wild Life
July 11
  • Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
July 14, 17-28
  • Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
July 16
  • Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
August 9-22
  • Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
  • Armor For Sleep
  • Emery/This Wild Life
August 26-28
  • Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
  • Cartel
  • Emery/This Wild Life
September 1-5
  • Hawthorne Heights/Saosin/Anberlin
  • Cartel
  • Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
September 10-15
  • Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin/Cartel
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Emery/This Wild Life

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