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TEN YEARS AND COUNTING CONTEST!!!!

Want a free autographed copy of “TEN YEARS AND COUNTING”?

Then we want your help promoting our Ten Year Anniversary Fall Tour! Here is how it works: Go to http://www.storyoftheyear.net/Download.html, download the flyer, print some copies, and hang them in your city! Good places to go are music venues, record stores, music stores, school bulletin boards, skate shops, malls, etc. That’s it. Congrats! You are now a concert promoter- DON’T FORGET TO SHARPIE IN THE DATE AND VENUE ON YOUR FLYER!
Tweet us clear pictures of yourself promoting the show in your town, and we will put your name on our list of awesome people, and you can go to our merch booth at the show and our merch guy will have your reward waiting for you! Its that easy.
Thank you so much- Let’s do this!

Post from Josh…….

Hey everyone!!! I just got finished reading through the comments about the anniversary of Page Ave. I just wanted to thank everyone who shared something about what the record means to them personally. I know that to me the record means more than anyone could imagine, but what means much more than that is what it has meant to all of you. The simple fact that we can create music that means so much and has helped so many people literally brings tears to my eyes. All of our fans will hold a very special place in my heart for the rest of my life. 

 I’m so excited for this special 10 Year Page Avenue Anniversary tour. I love these songs so much and to be able to play this record in its entirety is going fucking rad!!! I want all of our fans to be able to experience it. We did this in St. Louis a couple years ago and it was an epic night. I hope everyone can make it out to a show. It is going to be a very special night for us to celebrate this record, but most importantly it is going to celebrate you guys. Our fans. You guys are the best fans in the world and we thank you so much for the 10 years you’ve been on this ride with us and we plan on continuing the ride for 10 more!!!

 Also we will be selling physical copies of our new record “10 Years and Counting…” out Oct. 8th. This will be the only way to get an actual copy of the record. So come hang with us and celebrate this awesome chapter in all of our lives!!! If you don’t know where to get tickets for the shows go here www.screamitlikeyoumeanit.com There are also some very sweet VIP packages available. They include meet and greets with all the bands, posters, t-shirts, and a special acoustic performance from us before the show. 

 Again from the bottom of my soul……THANK YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!

- Josh/ @Josh_Wills29

Ten Years and Counting / VIDEO TEASER & Release Date Announced!
STORY OF THE YEAR CELEBRATE ‘PAGE AVENUE’ ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM
 
September 9, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Seminal rock band Story of the Year will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their classic album, Page Avenue, with a new acoustic reimagining of the record called Ten Years and Counting, which will be released on October 8th.   The band also recently announced they will celebrate the milestone with the “Scream It Like You Mean It” headlining tour.
 
In anticipation for the upcoming release, Story of the Year has put together a teaser video for fans to preview the new renditions of the time-honored songs.  Check it out here: http://youtu.be/zCbZfposVmQ
 
“I think people will dig the vibe of this record and enjoy experiencing these songs in an alternate way,” says guitarist Ryan Phillips.  “I am a child of the 90’s, and to me the Pearl Jam unplugged album is one of my favorite acoustic performances and recordings of all time. LIke the legendary Nirvana Unplugged, Pearl Jam didn’t really change the songs at all; for the most part they played the album versions of the songs and simply swapped electric guitars for acoustics, and they captured magic.  We wanted to split the difference between that approach and an all out departure from the original songs; a sort of middle ground that wasn’t too far in either direction.  I think we found a dynamic and interesting middle ground, utilizing pianos, percussion, synths, keys, acoustics, etc, and re-imagined these songs while still retaining the spirit of the originals. It’s borderline weird to call it an acoustic album, because it is so much more than just two acoustics and a couple of vocal tracks. A wide array of instruments and sounds were utilized to make this album what it is. I am so proud of this record, and more importantly I am so proud of these songs. Ten Years and Counting is a celebration of “Page Avenue” and all the memories associated with those songs, and if nothing else, something different to listen to when you want to chill out.   Or if you have a hangover.  Or if you want to make love. To me.”
 
On September 16, 2003, Dan Marsala (vocals), Ryan Phillips (guitar), Philip Sneed (guitar), Adam Russell (bass) and Josh Wills (drums), came together to release one of the decade’s most revered and beloved rock albums, Page Avenue, which went on to to sale over half a million copies in the U.S.  The record raised the bar for modern rock in the early 2000’s, producing hit radio anthems like “Until the Day I Die,” “Anthem of Our Dying Day” and “Sidewalks” and jump-started the career of the St. Louis five-piece.
 
Page Avenue is an album that completely changed my life,” says Story of the Year singer Dan Marsala.  “Every song reminds me of five wide eyed kids from St. Louis chasing their dreams.  I never could have imagined where these songs would take me. Ten years later I still love these songs so much. Some of them have taken on completely different meanings that relate more to my life now. Reworking and re-recording this album brought back so many amazing memories.  We knew we wanted to do something special for the ten year anniversary, something that would honor the original songs but at the same time give everyone a completely different experience.  We basically stripped down every song and started from scratch.  I love the vulnerability that shines through on this record. These songs have truly stood the test of time and I couldn’t be more proud to be experiencing 10 years of Page Avenue. Here’s to another 10 years!
 
Story of the Year will self-release Ten Years and Counting digitally on October 8th.  A small number of limited edition CD’s will be available on the band’s upcoming “Scream It Like You Mean It” tour.
 
Follow the band now at https://www.facebook.com/storyoftheyear for news and updates.
 
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Thank you @storyoftheyear! Good times! #sjcdrums #storyoftheyear #warpedtour2013 #mydayonwarped

Thanks Mike and everyone at @SJCdrums!!!!

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LIMITED EDITION @STORYOFTHEYEAR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SNARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE! ALSO AVAILABLE AT IKEBE MUSIC IN JAPAN!