HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS - RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'LUCERNE VALLEY'
awthorne Heights have released emotional new single 'Lucerne Valley'. The single is out now via Pure Noise Records and is the bands first new music of 2023.
Speaking about the new single frontman JT Woodruff said:
"My ideal world has basically nothing in it other than people. In a world of commerce and entertainment, I am a minimalist.
However, in terms of emotion and words of the heart, I am a maximalist. I try to be exactly where I am at that moment, with who I am at that moment. While writing this song, I was on a family retreat driving through the Mojave Desert, and I was looking out into the silence all around me. I was wondering to myself, who would intentionally move to a place so desolate, and I realised that person is me. I crave nothing from the chains and big box stores, and buying anything for myself offers me no satisfaction. So while writing this song I was thinking about how there is something comforting in loneliness, and how we have become overrun with notifications from someone trying to buy and sell our distractions. We look at our phones all day, and they wipe away all of our potential, by raining constant notifications. Maybe we are just a little too connected to each other, and we need to unplug and rewind. While in the headspace for The Rain Just Follows Me cycle, I have been using rain in different ways, as a metaphor, to describe the storm that is raging in all of us."
Hawthorne Heights recently announced a run of co-headline shows with Armor For Sleep in the US throughout March and April with support from Spitalfield. The band will also be returning to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival in the UK in May 2023. All dates are below.
See Hawthorne Heights at the following dates:
16th March - Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia, PA
17th March - Paradise, Allston, MA
18th March - Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NK
19th March - Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
21st March - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
22nd March - Roxian, Pittsburgh, PA
23rd March - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
24th March - House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
25th March - Elevation, Grand Rapids, MI
26th March - The Bluestone, Columbus, OH
28th March - The Echo, Dallas, TX
29th March - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
1st April 2023 - Domain Northside, Austin, TX*
1st April 2023 - Vibes, San Antonio, TX
2nd April 2023 - House of Blues, Houston, TX
27th May 2023 Slam Dunk Festival – South 2023 - Hatfield, United Kingdom
28th May 2023 Slam Dunk Festival – North 2023 - Leeds, United Kingdom
Tickets on sale now - HERE
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.