J AND THE 9s: "lessonoke" on VANS WARPED TOUR & "other side" SINGLE RELEASE 7/28
j and the 9s "lessonoke" experience at
Vans Warped Tour 2017 & single release of "other side"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Most bands in the punk genre dream of playing Vans Warped Tour but this is a story of a little but larger than life band who could and are making the best day of the year even better for many concert-goers. j9, Chris Beatz, and Kojoare j and the 9s, a glam punk band based in Brooklyn, NY and this is not their first rodeo with Vans Warped Tour. They were the winners of the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Long Island, NY in 2014- but their dreams of playing Warped Tour were no different than any other show most bands play- playing to a crowd of fewer than ten people.
Fast forward to 2017 with tours in Russia, South Korea, and SXSW performances now under their belt, the band has been given an opportunity to do something new and different for the Vans Warped Tour. A friend, Doug Sakmann of Backseat Conceptions had suggested to Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman that the band would be perfect, and Lyman decided to run a trial with the band as a vendor, suggesting the band perform and give back as well. The band put their heads together to try to come up with something outside of the box to propose to Lyman- creating a tent of 'lessonoke'- where attendees could come up and play any song they like with other people they meet at Warped that day. From when the doors open until the day ends, they are meeting hundreds of concert-goers and creating a community of inspired, fresh musicians. They interject sets of their own music between jam sessions within the crowd outside of their RV. For some people, this is their very first experience singing, playing an instrument, or performing in front of others but are lead to rock by fearless lead singer and flutist j9.
"A girl at Warped told me the other day: 'You're so inspiring. You're not afraid of anything. Keeping going, you're going to change the world," says j9. In this way, the band is giving concertgoers the opportunity to do something unforgettable at Warped Tour by providing them a safe space to perform and relax.
j and the 9s are releasing an EP terrible twos, following up the release of the single "Love to Be" with "other side" 7/28
To preview terrible twos please email Michelle Turk
Remaining Warped Dates
JULY 15 VANS WARPED TOUR PNC ARTS CENTER HOLMDEL, NJ
JULY 16 VANS WARPED TOUR MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION, COLUMBIA, MD
JULY 26 VANS WARPED TOUR HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE, ST. LOUIS, MO
JULY 27 VANS WARPED TOUR PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER AMPHITHEATRE, BONNER SPRINGS, KS
JULY 28 VANS WARPED TOUR STARPLEX PAVILION, DALLAS, TX
JULY 29 VANS WARPED TOUR AT&T CENTER
SAN ANTONIO, TX
JULY 30 VANS WARPED TOUR NRG PARK- MAIN STREET LOT, HOUSTON, TX
AUGUST 1, VANS WARPED TOUR NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY INTERMURAL FIELD, LAS CRUCES, NM
AUGUST 4, VANS WARPED TOUR SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
AUGUST 5, VANS WARPED TOUR QUALCOMM STADIUM AT JACK MURPHY FIELD, SAN DIEGO, CA
AUGUST 6, VANS WARPED TOUR FAIRPLEX POMONA, POMONA, CA
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