Memphis May Fire Tour Schedule
When it comes to hard hitting, adrenaline fueled heavy metal there is no better
band on the planet than Memphis may Fire. Since the band first got together to play shows in Dallas, Texas in 2004 they have
been setting the metalcore scene on fire and gaining the attention of metal heads all over the world. Their recordings have
become modern classics in the genre and their live shows are even more intense than you could imagine from just listening
to their albums. If you are looking to hear one of the best metalcore bands of all time gt ready to head out to a Memphis
May Fire show while they are out on tour.
Memphis May Fire kick off their 2014 tour at The Door in Dallas on February
21st. This hometown show is sure to be packed and filled with some of the most dedicated Memphis May Fire fans to be found
anywhere. The following night they play at The White Rabbit in San Antonio before heading to Florida for shows in St. Petersburg,
Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. Shows in Atlanta, Raleigh, and Philadelphia lead up to a date at Irving Plaza in New York City
on March 5th. The tour continues on with shows in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Toronto, Michigan, Minnesota, Denver, Spokane,
Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and West Hollywood before wrapping up the tour at Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona on March 27th.
Additionally, Memphis May Fire will be part of the Welcome to Rockville festival held at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville,
Florida on March 26th and 27th that will also feature Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, The Cult, and many more hard rocking
About the Band
In 2007 Memphis May Fire self-released their debut EP which caught on immediately
in the local Dallas metal scene. As the band continued to play more and more shows in town their following grew exponentially.
Their EP eventually fell into the hands of the president of Trustkill Records who felt like Memphis May Fire offered something
new to metalcore and immediately signed the band. Although they had planned to release their full length debut in 2008, the
album was pushed back to 2009 when their original guitarist and then original bass player had to leave the band for personal
reasons. Their full length debut, Sleepwalking was released in 2009 and the band became even more popular with the support
of their record label. The following year they released an EP, Between the Lies, which was a bit more agressive than their
previous output. In 2011 Memphis May Fire signed with Rise Records and released their second full length, The Hollow. To date
Memphis May Fire have released three full lengths: Sleepwalking, The Hollow, and Challenger, with Unconditional slated for
a 2014 release.
While the members of Memphis May Fire have been playing together since 2004,
it was not really until the release of their third full length, Challenger, that hey really achieved mainstream success. Their
previous releases had garnered plenty of attention in the heavy metal world, but after earning a spot on the Vans Warped Tour
in 2012 just prior to the release of Challenger, the band was poised for a breakthrough. Clearly the exposure they got on
the Vans Warped Tour paid off as Challenger debuted at number 16. They were so popular on the tour and their album was so
successful that Memphis May I was asked to play on the 2013 Warped Tour as well and also went on a tour in support of Sleeping
Finally, after months and possibly years of waiting tonight is the night that
you get to see the heavy metal heroes Memphis May Fire. As the band walks out onto the stage the feverish crowd goes wild
and begins jockeying for position close to the stage. As the band breaks into the first song the crowd erupts and a giant
mosh pit is created. A mass of sweaty, shouting metal heads begin colliding into one another and rising above the frenzy is
the powerful sound of Memphis May Fire uniting everyone in the fury. The powerhouse metal band plows through song after song
as the crowd just gets more energized. All night there is a surge of energy that you have never seen at a concert before.
After seeing one of the best metal bands on the planet you cannot wait until they come back to your city on their next tour.
The band started playing together in 2004 as Oh Captain, My Captain, a line from the movie Dead Poets
Society, and did not change their name to Memphis May Fire until 2007 right before they recorded their first EP. Original
guitarist, Kellen McGregor, left the band to spend more time with his child rather than be a part of a touring band while
original bass player Austin Radford left to start his won band, American Mantra.