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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS drive right to the core of the place inside that connects people through music. The band’s urgent anthems and earnest ballads communicate authentic, raw, transparent emotions through melody, a rhythmic punch and that intangible essence that makes one feel alive. Kellin Quinn’s intimate vocal revelations arrive drenched in a warm vulnerability that has stitched fans around the world to the band.

Guitarists Jack Fowler and Nick Martin, bassist Justin Hill and drummer Gabe Barham forge a vibrant collage via instrumental backdrop; always in service to the song and the powerful audience connection their songs create. The devotion of the SWS faithful is potent and palpable every time Quinn’s voice ascends to his signature banshee-wail, whether that’s on record, in videos, live onstage, or in collaboration with his peers.

Quinn’s angelic voice and the easygoing affability of all five guys endears them to a diverse audience, people more friends than fans in a sense, people who connect with the singer’s personal tales of childhood woe (“Free Now,” “Trophy Father Trophy Son”), tender love letters (“If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”), and direct encouragements to seize the day (“Scene Two – Roger Rabbit”) and triumph over heartache (“Feel”) and pushback against the hater brigades (“Congratulations”).

Sleeping With Sirens have taken to referring to themselves and their fellow outsiders as Strays, a concept immortalized in the song of the same name on the band’s Epitaph debut. Produced by hit-maker John Feldman (5 Seconds Of Summer, Panic! At The Disco), Madness is an electric celebration of all that is SWS and everything they represent. It’s a reminder and an exclamation point as to exactly why so many consider this band to be the voice of their generation, a hilarious happenstance considering SWS humility and humble beginnings, not unlike Hayley Williams or Patrick Stump, in truth.

Wins and nominations for Artist Of The Year (APMAS 2014, Alternative Press 2013), Best International Newcomer (Kerrang!), Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year (APMAS) are all emblematic of the groundswell SWS built at what feels like a lightning pace. Facebook likes tripled to over 3 million since 2013; each of Quinn’s social media profiles has 1 million followers; Feel debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200; Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Kerrang!, Outburn and Blunt regularly feature them on the cover; they’ve been a main-stage act for Vans Warped Tour and UK’s prestigious Reading & Leeds. Quinn’s “King For A Day” collaboration with Pierce The Veil was certified gold. A few years ago, SWS was an opening band. In 2013, they sold out a 5,000 capacity club in London.

The band has sold over 720,000 albums across their catalog, but their earliest beginnings are vividly relatable to anyone who has been in a band. Quinn joined an early incarnation of the group in Florida even as its lineup was disintegrating. Barham and Hills were working restaurant jobs in their native Midwest when Quinn, who they had played with in bands before, asked them to join Sleeping With Sirens. They sold everything, strapped Hills’ bass cab on the top of a car and headed South with nowhere to live and no real plan. The three of them made SWS debut album together. With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear featured the old line-up’s guitarists, but Jack Fowler and Jesse Lawson were onboard in time for Let’s Cheers to This, which shook the scene in 2011.

The first two albums and relentless touring resulted in a solid profile as a top-tier band in the worlds of screamo and metalcore, but SWS had bigger aspirations. The subtle, down-to-earth acoustic performances they’d quietly assemble outside of clubs after their set started to draw more people outside than whoever was headlining inside. The intimate, communal vibe of these interactions with fans and the exploration of bigger melodic hooks led to the acoustic EP, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack. The group’s newfound comfort in their embrace of giant melodies was apparent with the massive crowd pleaser, Feel, which demonstrated a wide range, from debut single “Low” to their collaboration with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, “Alone.”

The Feel This Tour (SWS, Memphis May Fire, Breathe Carolina, Issues, Our Last Night) introduced Nick Martin to the fans. Martin’s tenure in Underminded and post-hardcore super-group D.R.U.G.S. lends sharp experience to the raw energy already present in SWS, resulting in the most potent incarnation of the band yet. No matter how large Sleeping With Sirens has become, Quinn and his cohorts haven’t backed down from their offering of only the most courageous examinations of what they are as people, expressed nightly on stages around the world through marvelously intimate songs.

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  1. 8.18.2018
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Groove
  2. 8.20.2018
    , Peru
    Centro De Convenciones Festiva
  3. 8.23.2018
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Escena
  4. 8.24.2018
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    Teatro Estudio Cavaret
  5. 10.16.2018
    Orlando, FL
    Hard Rock Live

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Our last Chill Out date is tonight in Chicago, then we head down to Latin America for the final leg of the Gossip Tour! Thank you everyone who’s come out and sung with us around the world! 😝
LATIN AMERICA
Aug 11 - Mexico City, MX
Aug 14 - Santiago, CL
Aug 16 - São Paulo, BR
Aug 18 - Buenos Aires, AR
Aug 20 - Lima, PE
Aug 23 - Monterrey, MX
Aug 24 - Guadalajara, MX
sleepingwithsirens.net for tix & VIP!

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Our last Chill Out date is tonight in Chicago, then we head down to Latin America for the final leg of the Gossip T… https://t.co/nzTpljaBTp

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Tickets still available at the door for tonight’s show at Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens! Come on down 😎
📸: @samlink https://t.co/GYLoAmMD8N

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Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens

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Things get a little heavy in the final chapter of the Chill Out Recap. Head to our IGTV or FB for the full video! 😝… https://t.co/6mr3l5yYtN

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Things get a little heavy in the final chapter of the Chill Out Recap. Head to our IGTV or FB for the full video! 😝… https://t.co/6mr3l5yYtN

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With only 1 week left in Latin America, let's take another look back at the Acoustic Tour with the final chapter of the Chill Out Recap!

📹: Sam Link

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One of many amazing moments from our last Chill Out show in Chicago ❤️ We kick off the Latin America shows tonight… https://t.co/qySXZtaVgi

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We had so much fun on the acoustic tour! As we fly down to Latin America, let’s take a look back with Pt. 3 of the… https://t.co/QJMKq85eLO

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As we head down to South America, let's take a look back at recent hijinks in Pt. 3 of the Chill Out Recap!

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Things get a little heavy in the final chapter of the Chill Out Recap. Head to our IGTV or FB for the full video! 😝… https://t.co/6mr3l5yYtN

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With only 1 week left in Latin America, let's take another look back at the Acoustic Tour with the final chapter of the Chill Out Recap!

📹: Sam Link

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@swstheband

One of many amazing moments from our last Chill Out show in Chicago ❤️ We kick off the Latin America shows tonight… https://t.co/qySXZtaVgi

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@swstheband

We had so much fun on the acoustic tour! As we fly down to Latin America, let’s take a look back with Pt. 3 of the… https://t.co/QJMKq85eLO

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As we head down to South America, let's take a look back at recent hijinks in Pt. 3 of the Chill Out Recap!

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Our last Chill Out date is tonight in Chicago, then we head down to Latin America for the final leg of the Gossip Tour! Thank you everyone who’s come out and sung with us around the world! 😝
LATIN AMERICA
Aug 11 - Mexico City, MX
Aug 14 - Santiago, CL
Aug 16 - São Paulo, BR
Aug 18 - Buenos Aires, AR
Aug 20 - Lima, PE
Aug 23 - Monterrey, MX
Aug 24 - Guadalajara, MX
sleepingwithsirens.net for tix & VIP!

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@swstheband

Our last Chill Out date is tonight in Chicago, then we head down to Latin America for the final leg of the Gossip T… https://t.co/nzTpljaBTp

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@swstheband

Tickets still available at the door for tonight’s show at Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens! Come on down 😎
📸: @samlink https://t.co/GYLoAmMD8N

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I see you! Come hang tonight in Detroit! ❤️

📸: @samlink https://t.co/e6sj4selMO

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Tickets and VIP for all shows available now at sleepingwithsirens.net!
US ACOUSTIC
Aug 7 - St. Louis, MO
Aug 8 - Detroit, MI
Aug 9 - Chicago, IL
LATIN AMERICA
Aug 11 - Mexico City, MX*
Aug 14 - Santiago, CL*
Aug 16 - São Paulo, BR
Aug 18 - Buenos Aires, AR*
Aug 20 - Lima, PE
Aug 23 - Monterrey, MX
Aug 24 - Guadalajara, MX
FALL TOUR w/ Good Charlotte
Oct 16 - Orlando, FL
Oct 17 - Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 - Raleigh, NC
Oct 20 - Lynchburg, VA ...

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