Speaking about the new single frontman JT Woodruff said: "The Storm was written in the middle of the night, deep in the throes of a worldwide shutdown, as I locked myself in a crimson red cabin in rural Ohio.
I needed to withdraw from the noise, in a world where everything was falling apart. No internet. No cable. No cell phone service. You truly have to be prepared for that type of silence. If you aren't comfortable inside your own head, the silence can swallow you whole. I welcomed it. I let the calm and quiet slowly drag me under. The only sound I could hear was the gentle roar of a creek that was behind the cabin, knifing through the desperate forest that I was purposefully lost in. It came to me as I was staring into the fire that was raging in an old timey, wood burning hearth. I tossed another log into it, and noticed how quickly it turned to embers, and how long it took for the embers to smoulder from orange to black. Within that darkest black, I saw what seemed to me like a bright future. I felt myself letting go of things that I didn't realise that I was hanging on to, and I immediately felt relief. I realiSed that I needed to set a fire inside of myself, and burn it down. I imagined what it would be like to stand on the ridge that was overlooking the cabin, and see the most beautiful fire that my eyes could register. The deepest orange of a thousand halloweens. The war at home is neverending."
The band will be on the road this Summer at "Is For Lovers' festival and the headline run this fall. Full details below:
29th July 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Manteo, NC
19 - 20th August 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Council Bluffs, IA
26th August 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Silverado, CA
9th September 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Cincinnati, OH
10th September 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Pelham, TN
12th September 2023 - Delmar Hall Saint Louis, MO
13th September 2023 - Deluxe Indianapolis, IN
15th September 2023 - Riot Fest 2023 Chicago, IL
17th September 2023 - Is For Lovers Festival 2023 Mansfield, MA
27th September 2023 - Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
28th September 2023 - Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
1st October 2023 - Atlanta Symphony Hall Atlanta, GA
4th October 2023 - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Patchogue, NY
5th October 2023 - Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood, NJ
6th October 2023 - Warner Theatre-Torrington, CT Torrington, CT
7th October 2023 - Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
12th October 2023 - Warner Theatre-DC Washington City, DC
13th October 2023 - Portico at del Lago Resort and Casino Waterloo, NY
14th October 2023 - Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City, NJ
18th October 2023 - Sunrise Theatre Fort Pierce, FL
20th October 2023 - Goodyear Theatre Akron, OH
22nd October 2023 - Roxian Theatre Mckees Rocks, PA
24th October 2023 - The Louisville PalaceLouisville, KY
25th October 2023 - Murat Theatre at Old National Indianapolis, IN
26th October 2023 - Staphanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts Sheboygan, WI
27th October 2023 - Genesee Theatre Waukegan, IL
28th October 2023 - James W. Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI
30th October 2023 - Fitzgerald Theatre West Saint Paul, MN
2nd November 2023 - Capitol Theatre Davenport, IA
3rd November 2023 - Hoyt Sherman Place Des Moines, IA
5th November 2023 - The Astro Theatre Omaha, NE
9th November 2023 - McCallum Theatre Palm Desert, CA
11th November 2023 - Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums).
Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, the quartet have overcome obstacles at every turn – but these roadblocks always seemed to come from external forces, from unscrupulous record labels and the shifting whims of fickle audiences to unimaginable personal tragedy threatening to derail them.
Despite the odds, Hawthorne Heights have overcome it all: earning two Gold albums (2004’s The Silence In Black And White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely), penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs (“Ohio Is For Lovers,” “Saying Sorry”), and remaining a hard-touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio.