05.09.11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
05.10.11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
05.11.11 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
05.12.11 St. Louis, MO @ Pops Nite Club
05.13.11 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
05.14.11 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
05.15.11 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
05.17.11 Detroit, MI @ Shelter
05.18.11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
05.19.11 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
05.20.11 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
05.21.11 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
05.22.11 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
05.23.11 Richmond, VA @ The National
05.24.11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
05.25.11 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft @ The Chance
05.26.11 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
05.27.11 Worcester, MA @ Upstairs @ The Palladium
05.28.11 Montreal, QC @ Le National
05.29.11 Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
05.31.11 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
06.01.11 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
06.02.11 Willmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge
06.03.11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
06.04.11 Orlando, FL @ The Social
06.05.11 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
06.07.11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
06.08.11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
06.09.11 Dallas, TX @ The Door
06.10.11 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
06.11.11 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
06.12.11 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
06.14.11 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
06.15.11 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza & Pub
06.17.11 San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
06.18.11 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
06.19.11 Lancaster, CA @ Mango Tango
06.20.11 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
That future is getting nearer by the day. In fact, it’s getting so close, you can even hear it…on Aiden’s brand new EP/DVD, Rain In Hell. From the foggy majesty of Seattle, Washington comes this compelling young band who meld punk, post-hardcore and goth influences into a lethal stew that recalls the best of bands like AFI and H.I.M. With music that defies categorization, Aiden dubbed it horror rock, defining once and for all the dark lyrical influences and vital energy displayed both live and on disc. The band’s lively dark forces are vividly on display, from the stages of the sold-out shows in England and their current American tour, to the release of an epic EP/DVD package Rain In Hell.
With sales of their Victory Records first album, Nightmare Anatomy, now in the six-figure range (and still counting), Aiden have string together a series of incredible accomplishments. They started the buzz with a long string of American dates, then embarked on a headlining “Victory 200666” tour of the United Kingdom and Europe. The timing couldn’t have been better. The tour launched right after they won Kerrang! Magazine’s Best International
Newcomer Award over the likes of Panic! At The Disco and Wolfmother. The glam-gothers became an out-and-out sensation, playing sold-out shows to thousands of screaming fans.
With their creative energy and momentum now in overdrive, Aiden comes forth with a fresh new EP, featuring three originals and spot-on interpretations of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” and The Misfits’ “Die, Die My Darling.” Complementing the package is a DVD featuring their best videos and live footage from a stellar performance at the House of Blues in Chicago.
Aiden began in the spring of 2003 by four friends from Seattle, WA – Jake W., Angel, Jake D. and Will – as more of a fun hobby than an effort to take over the world. With only five songs written, Aiden played their first show in July, 2003 at a pizza joint in downtown Seattle. Taking their name from a horror movie called The Ring, Aiden had a few lineup changes early on. Singer wiL was originally the band’s bassist; he switched to vocals when the original singer left the band. After adding Nick to play bass, the final unit was rock solid. Aiden went into the studio in December
2004 with producer Steve Carter and the result was their debut full-length entitled Our Gangs Dark Oath. The boys took it into their own hands to make CD samplers of some of their new material and passed out over 2,000 copies of the two song demos at shows around Seattle. Their DIY promotion fueled an enormous word-of-mouth phenomenon that spread well beyond the Pacific Northwest.
2004 was a very busy and exciting year for Aiden. They managed to play over a hundred shows, put out their debut full-length, make two music videos, and catch the attention of Victory Records. Quite the feat for a band with two members still in high school! Taking advantage of any chance to get out on the road; they toured throughout the school year during holiday school breaks. They spent one Christams in a hotel in Gallup, New Mexico, eating Subway sandwiches for dinner. When asked about their dedication to touring so soon, WiL said, “We missed our friends and families, but with these guys still going to school we had to take any opportunity to get out there and get known.
This is my family, my brothers, and it was awesome that we grew together that way.” Victory Records signed Aiden in December 2004, which led to the release of Nightmare Anatomy.
Longtime friend Steve Carter has produced all of Aiden’s recordings, from their DIY release through Nightmare Anatomy to their new Rain In Hell. He has brilliantly captured a catalog of songs that are imbued with references to pain, darkness, immortality and redemption. Judging by the success the band has achieved so far, and are about to achieve through Rain In Hell and even more touring, Aiden’s popular redemption is at hand.