Before You Exit to Play 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival

By on August 7, 2014

Before You Exit

The pop trio, known as Before You Exit, will perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after being named the winner of the third annual Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star nationwide talent search! The band will share the stage with some of today’s hottest artists including One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Usher, Taylor Swift, Coldplay and many more on Friday, September 19th. For more information visit:


Check out the lyric video for Before You Exit’s newly premiered single, “Heart Like California” here: The song was written and produced by Before You Exit’s own Connor and Riley McDonough, with all mixing done by Connor. The band also recently released a music video for their hit single, “Dangerous” which was co-written by Connor and Riley McDonough and mixed by Serben Ghenea. Fans can watch the video here: For more information, please visit:


Before You Exit spent the past month on tour with Fifth Harmony for select dates of their 5th Times A Charm Tour, after having previously wrapped up their spring headlining run, The Dangerous Tour. Before You Exit released their latest EP, I Like That, last February. The EP’s title track peaked at No. 4 on Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown.


The Orlando, Florida-based band of brothers have been playing ever since they were little. The group consists of Connor McDonough, 20, (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough, 18, (Vocals), and younger brother Toby McDonough, 16, (Vocals/Guitar) and they’ve already began to make their mark on the world.


With their most recent EP, I Like That, the three brothers have crafted a soaring pop album of uplifting relationship songs that effortlessly blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. “We were searching for a sound, and wrote with as many people as we could. It helped us grow and write better songs. For this album we wrote 30 to 40 songs and picked our favorites,” Riley McDonough says. The band drew inspiration and wrote songs from sessions with such seasoned vets as Robert Ellis Orall (Taylor Swift), Dan Book and Alexei Misoul (Hot Chelle Rae), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), and Stephen Barker Liles (Love and Theft). The album standout and first single, “I Like That”, is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo, along with Connor McDonough, produced the album. “They really listened to what we wanted to do and let us try out our ideas, no matter how crazy,” Connor says laughing. “Because of that, we feel really connected to the way the recording turned out,” Riley adds. The group is even more excited for the release of their brand new music coming soon!


With Before You Exit’s release, the I Like That EP, the band has been critically acclaimed by the likes of MTV, J-14, Seventeen, Radio Disney, Teen, Teen Vogue, Popstar!, Just Jared, just to name a few. The band has also toured/played with high profile acts such as Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Fifth Harmony, and even The Jonas Brothers.


Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name-inspired by the sentiment “make a difference before you exit“- the band works daily to make their way to the top but they never fail to stop and appreciate what has helped get them this far. “There’s no way we’d be anywhere without our incredible fans. They are behind us every step of the way and are a huge piece of this band,” states youngest brother, Toby. In light of the many short lived and fly by night artists, this young, singer/songwriting, brother driven band, is one to be around for a while.


Purchase Before You Exit’s new single, “Heart Like California”, on iTunes, here: Fans can enter for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival and a chance to meet Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Stars, Before You Exit, by visiting


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Tour Dates:


8.8                          Macy’s Glamorama @ Harris Theater                                     Chicago, IL

8.9                          RunAround Tour @ Six Flags Over Georgia                            Austell, GA

8.16                        Back At It Tour @ Roosevelt Field                                         Garden City, NY

8.17                        Back At It Tour @ Smith Haven Mall                                      Lake Grove NY

8.22                        Back At It Tour @ Brea Mall                                                  Los Angeles, CA

8.23                        Run Around Tour @ Six Flags Great Adventure                       Jackson, NJ

8.24                        Digifest – Minnesota State Fair                                               St. Paul, MN

9.12                        Macy’s Glamorama @ SHN Golden Gate Theatre                    San Francisco, CA

9.19                        2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival                                          Las Vegas, NV




Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.