Mae - The 2014 Tour
Alt pop punk rockers Mae are at it again, bringing their extensive catalogue of catchy singles
and hard hitting tunes to a venue near you. Don't miss Mae's much anticipated 2015 reunion tour, when they'll have just four
exclusive, limited showings down the Atlantic seaboard. First, catch Mae at the always popping Electric Factory in Philadelphia,
PA. Next, don't miss Mae at the city that birthed them over a decade ago, where they'll be playing an intimate show at the
Norva in Norfolk, VA. The band will then head to the Big Apple for a sure to be memorable show in NYC's Highline Ballroom,
before finishing out their reunion tour at the Palladium Worcester in none other than Worcester, MA.
Tickets for Mae's
few upcoming reunion shows are in scarce supply and will certainly be in high demand. Having shaped the alt pop scene for
over thirteen years, Mae delivers a performance that is as refined in nature as it is invigorating in spirit. Don't miss your
opportunity to see them live - get your tickets today!
Mae would be created in 2002, then an
unassuming living room project of Dave Elkins and Jacob Marshall. After a year of impromptu performances and spur of the moment
songwriting, the band would sign onto Tooth and Nail Records and begin working on their first full length. Between their strong
songwriting and dedicated work ethic, Mae would become nationwide sensations from their extensive touring schedules and extreme
dedication to their fans. They would eventually become mainstays of the Vans Warped Tour and heavily influence the alt pop
punk scene as a whole, becoming one of the most influential bands that frequented the Tour. Despite their busy tour schedule,
Mae found the time to write and record new material both while on the road or during their scarce time off. By 2006, the band
had released two full length albums, recorded a live DVD - much to the satisfaction of their ever growing legion of fans.
the end of 2006, the band had found their way onto esteemed alt/hardcore label Capitol Records, where they prepared and released
their third full length album the following year. Working with the esteemed Howard Benson as their producer, the album's sound
was both excitingly fresh and comfortingly nostalgic.
Disaster struck the band in 2007, when due to differences between
band members and the new environment at Capitol, Mark Padgett and Rob Sweitzer went on indefinite leaves of absence. Shortly
after, Mae made a break with Capitol Records and ventured into yet unexplored territory, independently releasing a variety
of singles via their website in exchange for donations to various humanitarian organizations.
Unhappy with the direction
major labels wanted to take them, Mae formed their own music label and partnered with their old pals at Tooth and Nail Records
to create Cell Records. Under Cell Records, the band released three unique EPs over the course of three years, which would
be the the culmination of the band's time together as they finished their Goodbye, Goodnight tour and went on indefinite hiatus.
news grace Mae fans in 2013, as the band came out of hibernation alongside original members Mark Padgett and Rob Sweitzer.
The band has since played limited reunion shows without having committed to a full nation or worldwide tour, though 2015 is
expected to be the Year Of Mae as the band has promised new performances and fresh material for its legions of hungry fans.
The band's 2003 debut Destination: Beautiful would be a cult hit and a formidable early album for
Mae, despite its lack of recognition on Billboard. The album remains pivotal for Mae and captures the spirit of their sound,
especially their breakout anthem and opening track "Embers and Envelopes". The band experienced mainstream success in 2005
with the release of The Everglow, perhaps their most widely celebrated album, which would chart at #51 on the Top 200 and
hit the #1 spot on the US Christian charts. The album would contain the intoxicating singles "Someone Else's Arms" and "Suspension"
and gain unanimous positive acclaim from critics across the board.
By 2007 Mae's sound had expanded, with their third
full length Singularity hitting the #12 spot on the US Rock chart and #13 on the US Alternative chart, the band's first showing
in either genre. The album would be carried by Mae's most hard hitting single to date, "Sometimes I Can't Make It Alone",
as well as the heartfelt but not as well appreciated "Home".
Over the course of 2009, the band
released one song a month via their website in exchange for charitable donations that benefited Habitat for Humanity. The
project started with the January release of "The House that Fire Built" and ended with December's "Bloom".
song a month project was delayed, however, due the band having their recording equipment stolen during unfortunate circumstances
in Philadelphia, PA - the land of brotherly thieves.
The Mae Concert Experience
With over a decade of
performing experience and all the poise and confidence of seasoned musicians, Mae puts on a show that is a rare mix of showmanship,
mature writing, and pure frenetic energy. With only limited showings every year, Mae is fully charged for every gig and never
shows even a hint of performance fatigue. Whether they're opening with "Embers and Envelopes" or performing "Summertime" for
their encore, the Mae concert experience is one you definitely do not want to miss!