I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, & Escape The Fate Announce 2017 North American Tour

I Prevail, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate have announced a North American tour together. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/21 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
09/22 Denver, CO – High Elevation Fest
09/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
09/26 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09/27 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
09/29 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/01 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
10/02 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
10/03 Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
10/06 Green Bay, WI – Sandlot Entertainment Complex
10/07 St. Paul, MN – Myth
10/09 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/10 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/14 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/15 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/16 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
10/17 Montreal, QC – M Telus
10/19 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/20 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/27 Norfolk, VA – NorVa
10/28 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
10/30 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
10/31 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/01 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
11/04 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/05 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/08 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
11/09 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
11/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – Novo
11/13 San Francisco, CA – Regency
11/15 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
11/17 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/21 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/24 Detroit, MI – The Masonic Cathedral
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
11/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/29 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
12/01 Wichita, KS – Cotillion
12/02 Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags

Daniel Shapiro Exits The Word Alive

The Word Alive have announced the departure of bassist Daniel Shapiro. You can see statements from him and the band below.

The Word Alive:

“Dear TWA family,

The Dark Matter cycle has been the greatest ride of our lives. Because of your support, we’ve reached so many goals we never thought would be possible 9 years into our career. We’ve sold thousands of albums, streamed millions more and toured all over the world. All because of you.

As we move into this next chapter of our career, creatively we have come to a decision to continue The Word Alive with Tony, Telle, and Zack. Moving into the creation of our newest album, Daniel and us mutually agreed that this would be the best decision for the band. Daniel is an extremely talented musician that we have called our brother for the last 7 years. We continue to do so and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The Word Alive has always been a family, past present and future members will always support each other.

We’re extremely excited for the new chapter that is yet to come and look forward to sharing all of our plans for the rest of the year. As always, we appreciate your support on and off tour. We will be all over the world soon enough to continue this journey together.

Telle, Tony, and Zack”


“Over the last 7 years, I was fortunate enough to tour the world with some of my best friends in The Word Alive. As of today, I will be heading off on a new musical adventure and I am excited to share with you where the road will take me.

The guys and I will continue to support each other. I’m grateful for the time I had with this family and will always consider myself a part of this band.

Thank you all for the love and support from all the fans, friends, family and crew!


The Word Alive Premiere New Song “Misery”

The Word Alive have premiered a new song titled “Misery.” Check it out below:

Telle Smith said the following:

“We wanted to bridge the gap between our newest album Dark Matter and the writing process of what will become our fifth studio album,. It’s incredible to know the exact direction we will be exploring with our next record before writing even one song.

After Warped Tour, it was clear that we had something special with our newer material, especially songs like ‘Trapped‘, ‘Made This Way‘, and ‘Dreamer‘. We wanted to morph those songs into something that would be an extension of those three songs in particular. Heavy, ambient, ominous at times, and much more personal than our previous material.”

The Word Alive Recruit Drummer Matt Horn

The Word Alive have recruited drummer Matt Horn for their upcoming tours. He will be taking over for Luke Holland, who exited the group in November 2016.

The band said the following:

“A new chapter in The Word Alive’s story has begun. We’ll be turning over the touring drummer duties to our long time friend Matt Horn. Those who have followed our journey for years know him as our long time drum tech and the performer on our album ‘Life Cycles’. We believed after much deliberation that the best path for us, was to keep things in the TWA family. Matt has been one of our biggest supporters and it is our honor to give him this well deserved opportunity! Enjoy this play through of “Sellout” off of our latest album “Dark Matter” and come welcome Matt to the family personally at a show nearest you in 2017!

– Telle, Tony, Zack, Daniel”

The Word Alive Added To Attila’s European/UK Tour

The Word Alive will be joining Attila during select shows on their European/UK tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

04/01 Glasgow, UK – Garage
04/02 Leeds, UK – Key Club
04/03 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/05 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
04/06 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
04/07 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
04/09 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
04/10 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/11 Cologne, GER – Luxor
04/12 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka (no The Word Alive)
04/13 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
04/13 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
04/15 Stuttgart, GER – Club Cann
04/17 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset (no The Word Alive)
04/18 Oslo, NOR – Krosset (no The Word Alive)
04/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumphuset (no The Word Alive)
04/20 Hamburg, GER – Logo
04/21 Strasbourg, GRA – Laiterie
04/22 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rockplanet Club (no The Word Alive)
04/23 Vienna, AUT – Flex (no The Word Alive)
04/24 Pratteln, SWI – 27
04/25 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle

The Word Alive Premiere New Song “Overdose”

The Word Alive have premiered a new song titled “Overdose.” Check it out below:

The band said the following:

“To our fans,

We knew today would be a rough day for many of you so we decided to release a surprise single ‘OVERDOSE’ as a thank you for all of your support and understanding.

We’ll be playing this song every night on The OVERDOSE TOUR beginning Nov 11th and ending Dec 18th. Grab your tickets here and make sure you learn the words!

As for the song itself, a portion of proceeds from each single sale will go towards helping youth overcome addictions. We hope to keep as many of you around as possible. You can purchase ‘OVERDOSE’ on Apple Music here.

Your friends,
The Word Alive”

As previously announced, Luke Holland will be leaving the group after their next tour.