State Champs is a rock band from New York that was launched in 2010. Since the band started, State Champs has recorded and released three full-length albums as well as three EPs. State Champs is an "old-school" pop-punk band and has been featured in Alternative Press magazine on multiple occasions. In 2016, State Champs was selected as the Alternative Press Best Breakthrough Band. The band's sound is reminiscent of some of the early '90s punk music that gained popular appeal with lyrics and an edge that sets it apart at its live performances and in its recorded songs.
Updated Pop-Punk and Global Fame
With bands like Blink-182, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy all gaining huge commercial appeal within the pop-pun genre, the style of music reached its peak of popular appeal in the late '90s. These bands continue to perform today, but the widespread appeal of alternative rock and punk in general seemed to find fewer new artists hitting the scene until bands like State Champs began create new music in the pop-punk genre. The appeal of this type of music continues to be strong, as seen by the success of State Champs. Its release in 2018, Living Proof, charted on the Billboard 200 and has received a great deal of radio time. The accompanying tour took the band all over the world touring Spain, England, the Philippines and then the United States. In fact, the band played to sold out venues at least 10 times monthly and often even more frequently than that. State Champs is giving pop-punk an innovative face in the global music scene.
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Is State Champs currently touring?
State Champs finished an extensive tour in 2019, during which the band played in every region of the United States and several international locations. There are no tour dates scheduled right now as the band's most recent tour ended on August 3, 2019, but expect there to be shows announced soon.
What is a State Champs concert like?
A State Champs concert will take you back to the early '90s punk and alternative music era with a focus on vocals, electric guitar and melodic, uptempo beats. The concerts are always high-energy and fans often break out into mosh pits and heavy, intense dancing. State Champs performs its hit songs, with a strong focus on its latest releases and fan favorites.
Who are the band members of State Champs?
The current members of State Champs include Derek Discanio (lead vocals since the beginning), Tyler Szalkowski (lead guitar since the beginning), Ryan Scott Graham (bass), Tony Diaz (rhythm guitar) and Evan Ambrosio (drums). There are two remaining members from the original band, its founders Discanio and Szalkowski.
What are some of State Champs' most well-known songs?
The 2015 album, Around the World and Back, is the band's most recognizable release and contains well known songs such as "All You Are is History" and "Secrets." Both songs have widely shown music videos and have received extensive radio play. The band's newer album, Living Proof, was released to great anticipation and acclaim. Some of the singles from that album are beginning to develop a strong following as well. You can expect to hear a selection of pieces from both albums at any State Champs concert.
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