This Legend finish debut album and announce US tour with Lagwagon

By on September 17, 2014
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The California based, pop-punk clan This Legend have teamed up with idobi radio for a special video announcing that their debut album (which is due out late this fall) is finished! The band had a busy summer recording at Panda Studios with heavy-hitting producer, Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs, Basement). The debut album will be released on Cyber Tracks, and LA based record label owned and operated by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Chris Castillo, the band’s vocalist had this to say about the album:


“Its been so awesome to work in a studio setting with LP and Ben. Feels kinda like a dream.  Plus Steven is a riot that can’t be stopped once we’ve started having fun, so there were always good times!  These songs have a lot of who I am as a person in them. It’s cool to watch everyone add to them, and turn them into what This Legend is. Its become a very positive, energetic album. We’re proud of every second on it and cant wait to share it with everyone.”


Moreover, the band is excited to announce an upcoming full-US and Canadian tour with Lagwagon. Kicking off at the House of Blues in San Diego, the 4-piece will travel up to Canada, the Midwest and complete the tour through the Northeast this November and December. The tour will follow a slew of headlining shows on the West Coastin Tour and The Road To Florida Tour (see dates below). In addition, the band has been added to the 9/28 Rise To The Fall 2014 Tour opening for Authority Zero at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.
This Legend Fall Tour Dates:


9/18/14 – Loaded, Los Angeles, CA

9/19/14 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

9/22/14 – Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO

9/23/14 – The Railyard, Billings, MT *(Official Dropkick Murphy’s After party)

9/24/14 – The Palace, Missoula, MT

9/26/14 – El Corazon Lounge, Seattle, WA

9/27/14 – Alhambra, Portland, OR



9/28/14 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA *(Rise to The Fall Tour, Opening for Authority Zero)



10/16/14 – The Nile Theater, Mesa, AZ

10/17/14 – The Hive, Flagstaff, AZ

10/19/14 – The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK

10/22/14 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA

10/24/14 – The Royal American, Charleston, SC

10/26/14 – Crowbar, Tampa, FL

10/27/14 – High Dive, Gainseville, FL

10/28/14 – Jack Rabbit’s, Jacksonville, FL

10/29/14 – Pug’s Live, Tallahassee, FL

10/30/14 – Beatnik, New Orleans, LA

11/1/14 – The Ten Eleven, San Antonio, TX

11/2/14 – Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX



11/06/14 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
11/07/14 Indio, CA The Date Shed
11/08/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
11/09/14 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
11/11/14 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/12/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/13/14 Vancouver, BC Canada Rickshaw Theatre
11/14/14 Kelowna, BC Canada Level Nightclub
11/15/14 Calgary, AB Canada Flames Central
11/16/14 Edmonton, AB Canada Union Hall
11/17/14 Saskatoon, SK Canada Louis’ Pub
11/18/14 Winnipeg, MB Canada Pyramid Cabaret
11/20/14 Green Bay, WI Green Bay Distillery
11/21/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
11/22/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
11/23/14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/25/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11/27/14 London, ON Canada Call The Office
11/28/14 Toronto, ON Canada Opera House
11/29/14 Ottawa, ON Canada Ritual
11/30/14 Montreal, QC Canada Olympia Theatre
12/01/14 Quebec City, QC Canada Imperial
12/03/14 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
12/04/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
12/05/14 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
12/06/14 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/07/14 Washington, DC Black Cat
12/11/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall



It’s no surprise that creating a band takes a lot of work, but coming out of previously successful bands and having to start from scratch takes honest passion. For the first time in over ten years, best friends Longineu Parsons III “LP” and Ben Harper, both formerly of Yellowcard, re-united in May, 2014. They have enlisted Chris Castillo of ‘Stanley and the Search’ and Steven Neufeld of ‘HeyMike!’ to form This Legend.


With a world renowned trumpet player as a dad, it was inevitable that LP would become an unstoppable musician. Starting at the tender age of two, LP quickly picked up the drums with the help of professional drum instructors Max Roach and Art Blakey. Fast forward several years, LP would meet soon-to-be best friend and guitarist Ben Harper at Douglas Anderson School of The Arts. The two formed what would become the well known pop-punk band Yellowcard and toured the world together for many years. Harper would later leave Yellowcard to continue his musical endeavors with his self-founded label, Takeover Records. One of his first signings would be HeyMike!, a punk band from Camarillo, CA. The band saw moderate success throughout the mid-2000’s with the help of Harper’s guidance. Harper and Neufeld, the band’s singer/guitarist, became close friends during their time working together. Also spawning from the local scene, Castillo (having previously played in several San Gabriel Valley bands including ‘Stanley and the Search’) caught the attention of NOFX guitarist El Hefe and wife Jen Abeyta, as a significantly talented singer/songwriter.


After LP’s departure from Yellowcard in March of 2014, he partnered with Harper to collaborate again. Unsure of what was to come musically, the duo wanted to lean on El Hefe for advice. El Hefe suggested they begin writing with Castillo, a musician he and Abeyta had taken under their wing for some time. After solidifying a singer, guitarist and drummer, a bassist and backing vocalist was needed. The group enlisted long time friend Neufeld to fill the slot. 2014 would prove to be the perfect year of break-ups and make-ups. In May of 2014, the band would sign to Cyber Tracks, an LA based record label owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and Abeyta. Upon selecting the band name This Legend, LP stated, “It’s a positive statement to say, ‘no matter who you are and no matter how many times you get put down in the world, you can look at yourself in the mirror and see a legend.'”



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Cyber Tracks is a Los Angeles based record label founded by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Cyber Tracks has the mentality “for artists, by artists” which promises to empower bands by allowing them to share control, revenue, master ownership, and decision making equally. Cyber Track’s roster currently consists of Margate, Implants (featuring members of Strung Out, Ten Foot Pole, Pulley, and Death By Stereo), Warner Drive, Counterpunch, and most recently, This Legend. For more information: 


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