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March 08, 2012 00:00
Set It Off announces Spring headline tour

Tampa, FL’s Set It Off has announced that this Spring they will co-headline a US tour with Divided By Friday.

Set It Off has also announced new tour dates with Equal Vision Records’ labelmates Life On Repeat and Glass Cloud (ft. Jerry Roush, ex-Of Mice & Men/Sky Eats Airplane and Joshua Travis, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza) following their appearances at SXSW. All three bands will perform at the recently announced Equal Vision Records Showcase on Friday, March 16 at Lucky 13 (418 E 6th St, at Neches St). Co-headlining the showcase will be Say Anything and We Came As Romans. The complete lineup and set times can be seen below.

Last week, Set It Off completed the recording of their debut full-length album, after four weeks in the studio with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount [All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Cartel]. Though an official release date has not been set, the album is expected to be released in Summer 2012.

In addition to weekly studio video updates posted by the band on YouTube.com/setitoffband, frontman Cody Carson recently did an in-depth interview revealing details of the writing and recording process with Alternative Press.

In the interview, Carson explains that the new album will feature Set It Off’s signature sound of orchestra-infused pop with a new sense of heaviness, diversity and intensity in the album, both lyrically and musically. He elaborates, “What’s really present on this album…we’re very theatrical when we present our story. If it’s a darker subject, there is a lot of angst and neurosis that goes into that song…In fact, in one song, Zack and Ken think I sound like the Joker from The Dark Knight. Not that I’m going for that, I just really try to get into character for each song as far as the mood goes. It has that diversity, but it still sounds like Set It Off.”

“We made a list, and we had to figure out which song is serving which purpose on the album. Do we have a song that’ll take people on an emotional ride? Do we have a song that’s really energetic and in-your-face?...A lot of people will release an album and have every song sound like, “Yes, that’s their band,” but they don’t necessarily have songs that take you on a whole ride. That’s what we’re really focusing on,” Carson explained. “If people are going to buy our album, we want to make sure that people are going to feel like they’re hearing an entire story or sitting down for a movie.” The interview can be read in full HERE.

All upcoming Set It Off tour dates can be found below.

Set It Off
Mar 12 Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s
Mar 13 Covington, KY @ Bangarang’s*
Mar 14 St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR*
Mar 15 Dallas, TX @ Six Flags
*w/Life On Repeat

EVR Showcase – SXSW 2012
Mar 16 Austin, TX @ Lucky 13
12:15 - 12:40 Young Statues (The Soroka Agency special guests)
12:55 - 1:20 I the Mighty
1:35 - 2:00 Ghost Thrower
2:15 - 2:45 Set It Off
3:00 - 3:30 Life On Repeat
3:45 - 4:15 Glass Cloud
4:30 - 5:00 We Came As Romans
5:15 - 5:55 Say Anything

Glass Cloud, Life on Repeat and Set It Off
Mar 21 West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Mar 22 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Mar 23 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

Set It Off w/ Divided By Friday
Apr 13 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Sound Hole
Apr 14 Charlotte, NC @ After Hours in Cone Center
Apr 16 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Apr 17 Philadelphia, PA @ UACA Hall
Apr 18 Rockville Centre, NY @ The Vibe Lounge
Apr 19 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
Apr 20 Boonton, NJ @ Canvas Clash
Apr 21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Apr 22 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Art Theatre
Apr 24 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
Apr 25 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Apr 26 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
Apr 27 Barrington, IL @ Penny Rd Pub
Apr 28 Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat
Apr 29 Madison, WI @ The Loft
Apr 30 Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep Café
May 01 Terre Haute, IN @ THMV Music Venue
May 02 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
May 03 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 04 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
May 05 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre