Since Dashboard Confessional released its first album in 2000, the group out of Boca Raton, FL, has become known for its intimate concerts with acoustic songs intermingled with electric performances. Some of Dashboard Confessionals influences include R.E.M., The Cure and The Counting Crows, accounting for their diverse musical style. It has had seven studio albums, with six of them ranking in the Billboard Hot 200, and two of their albums, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar and The Shade of Poison Trees both reaching No. 1 on the US Indie charts. Dusk and Summer reached No. 1 on the US Rock charts. Three of their albums have been certified gold, and their song "Vindicated" was featured on the Spiderman 2 soundtrack.
The Long Hiatus
Many bands go through their years in the spotlight recording a record, releasing a record, touring to promote the record, and then repeating this same cycle every couple of years. That is what makes the nine-year span between Dashboard Confessional's records After the Ending and Crooked Shadows stand out. While band hiatuses are often caused by a member's drug abuse or a temporary band breakup, Dashboard Confessional just needed some time to recharge its creativity and come at its music from a new angle. As much as Dashboard Confessional fans hated the long wait, the music that resulted from this time period was well worth it when they got to see their favorite band performing live in concert once again. Crooked Shadows reached No. 4 on the US rock charts and No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 200.
Where can I buy Dashboard Confessional tickets?
If you want to see the band in concert, be sure to check out the world's leading ticketing marketplace, StubHub. You know you can be confident when you purchase your Dashboard Confessional tickets at StubHub because of the FanProtect guarantee.
How long is a normal Dashboard Confessional concert?
You can expect a Dashboard Confessional concert to run from an hour to 90 minutes.
Where is Dashboard Confessional playing?
Dashboard Confessional has performed all over the world and the band has tour dates coming up in Chicago and Virginia Beach, Virginia. To find out when the band will be playing near you, be sure to check out StubHub.
What does a Dashboard Confessional setlist look like?
Dashboard Confessional likes to do a mix of songs that includes a lot of older fan favorites interspersed with a few new songs. You can expect to hear songs such as "Vindicated," "The Sharp Hint of New Tears," "Again I Go Unnoticed," "Saints and Sailors," "Kinda Yeah Sorta" and "Heart Beat Here." It also likes to throw in a cover song, such as Weezer's "Say It Ain't So."
Who are the members of Dashboard Confessional?
Current members of Dashboard Confessional include Chris Carrabba on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and piano, Scott Schoenbeck on bass guitar, Armon Jay on lead guitar and Chris Kamrada on drums. Former members include John Lefler, Mike Marsh and Ben Homola. They also have been through several touring musicians over the years including Dan Bonebrake, John Ralston, Mike Stroud, Jerry Castellanos, Andrew Marshall and Susan Sherouse.
Where did the name Dashboard Confessional come from?
The name Dashboard Confessional came from lyrics from one of its own songs. The song "The Sharp Hint of New Tears" from its debut album, The Swiss Army Romance, has lyrics that say, "This car hears my confessions." The band members really liked this lyric, and it became the basis for the name Dashboard Confessional.
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