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Rock It Up Spring Concerts

Get your rock fists out and grab your phone light—music fans can’t beat our free, full-length shows with touring national bands, a beer and cocktail garden, and talented, local openers. Party starts at 7pm!

BLESSTHEFALL

Thursday, May 9

The District Stage, 7pm

Since forming the five-piece metalcore group in 2003, BLESSTHEFALL has put out six albums, five of which have ranked in the top 60 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Combining heavy guitar riffs with stellar songwriting, the band broke out with their first album His Last Walk and have steadily put out hard-hitting records since, including their newest To Those Left Behind. Known for their explosive live show and impressive touring history with bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, Bullet For My Valentine and more, BLESSTHEFALL is kicking off their 2019 tour right here at Tempe Marketplace.

Palisades

Thursday, May 9

The District Stage, 7pm

Channeling the melody and fury of bands like Deftones and Linkin Park into a crunching, breakdown-heavy sound, New Jersey-bred post-hardcore outfit Palisades balances heavy aggression with accessibility and electronic riffs. After forming in 2011 and releasing a debut EP in 2012, their first full-length album Outcasts hit No. 181 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 7 on the Hot New Artists chart the following year. The band continued to release heavy albums through shifts in band members through 2018, when Erase the Pain hit Billboard Top 200’s 175th spot.

Watch these two heavy-hitters take The District Stage Thursday, May 9.

Bob Moses

Saturday, May 18

The District Stage, 7pm

Bob Moses, the Vancouver-bred duo consisting of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, came to life in the Brooklyn underground scene in 2012. Their debut album Days Gone By meshed moody guitar with dance-floor ambience and classic songwriting to create a sound that appeals equally to club goers and rock music fans. Appearances at every major festival from Glastonbury and Coachella, to EDC, Lollapalooza and beyond cemented the duo’s reputation as a must-see live act. A standout performance on The Ellen Show, a pair of nominations at both the Junos and the Grammys (and a Grammy win), and a top 15 US Alternative radio hit with “Tearing Me Up,” have further sealed the band’s burgeoning mainstream success. See jams from two full length albums when the duo hits The District Stage on May 18.

The Damned Things

Friday, May 24

The District Stage, 7pm

The Damned Things was founded 9 years ago when legendary guitarist Scott Ian of the metal group Anthrax and Joe Trohman, guitarist and co-founder of the ever-popular rock group Fall Out Boy, starting making songs together. Then, with the help of Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley and Every Time I Die’s vocalist Keith Buckley, the supergroup was formed. Recently, Alkaline Trio’s talented bassist Dan Andriano joined the band’s ranks. The Damned Things are releasing their first new album in almost a decade this April called High Crimes. Come see The Damned Things take The District Stage and thrash on Friday, May 24. Tickets are $10.

To buy tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Bad Suns

Wednesday, March 13

The District Stage, 7pm

Los Angeles indie rock combo Bad Suns found success with their 2013 debut single, “Cardiac Arrest,” which fused vivid, modern indie rock hooks with classic post-punk influences. The bandmembers took cues for their sound from ’70s and ’80s post-punk pioneers like the Cure and Elvis Costello. Blending the angsty songwriting influences from those legends with a brighter, more contemporary hook-heavy indie rock sound, Bad Suns released their first album, Language and Perspective, in 2014. The band climbed to fame with two Billboard Top 200 full-length albums, a tour with The 1975 and appearances at festivals like SXSW and Coachella. Two more singles have been released in advance of their third album, Mystic Truth, which will be released on March 22, 2019.

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