Phoenix, AZ’s The Word Alive has premiered the new music video for “Lighthouse,” which was directed by Max Moore (Of Mice & Men, Converge). The anthemic track is featured on the band’s recently released album REAL., which debuted at #33 on the Billboard Top 200, and is available in stores and on iTunes. Visit WeAreTheWordAlive.com to watch the video.
Drummer Luke Holland is nominated for ‘Best Drummer’ in the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards, which will take place in Cleveland, OH at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on July 21st with a special live broadcast on AXS TV. Fan can vote for Luke at Altpress.com/apmas_vote until July 15th.
Touring in support of REAL./strong>, The Word Alive is currently on their summer-long stint as part of the Vans Warped Tour.
THE WORD ALIVE – Telle Smith (vocals), Zack Hansen (guitar), Tony Pizzuti (guitar), Daniel Shapiro (bass), Luke Holland (drums) – Since forming in 2008, The Word Alive have built that sort of trust with their diehard fan base – the sort of trust that gains you followers not just for a fleeting moment, but for a lifetime. So, it’s only fitting that the Phoenix, AZ quintet’s third full-length album for Fearless Records bears the title of REAL. Over the course of two full-length albums and two EPs, The Word Alive have risen through the ranks to become modern heavy music elite. They’ve toured with everybody from Killswitch Engage to A Day To Remember in addition to gracing the stage on Warped Tour multiple times, including a full run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. They’ve garnered loyal press support from the likes of Revolver and Alternative Press, to musician magazines Modern Drummer and Guitar World, as well as strong brand partnerships with Monster Energy, DW Drums and Ibanez. Respected equally by their peers and fans alike for their impressive technical musical abilities and goosebump-inducing live show that has gathered force and new fans with every gig, the band have worked hard to position REAL. to be the album that truly sees them breaking through.
THE WORD ALIVE TOUR DATES
VANS WARPED TOUR 2014
Jul 9 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)
Jul 11 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 12 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul 13 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater (formerly Comcast Theater)
Jul 15 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 18 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 19 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 20 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 22 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 27 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 28 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Jul 29 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 31 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ utah State Fairpark
Aug 3 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High