Drowners Kick Off Headlining Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING 2014 U.S. Tour Today

Drowners Kick Off Headlining Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING 2014 U.S. Tour Today

Drowners Kick Off Headlining Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING 2014 U.S. Tour Today

Bandsintown To Power The 21 City Tour Via Social Media and Mobile To Drive Fan Attendance

Dr. Martens AirWair USA is proud to announce its first U.S. #STANDFORSOMETHING tour headlined by NYC indie rock band Drowners. Continuing the brand’s success in celebrating the free-thinking individuals who wear Dr. Martens, the tour will take an exciting live act into intimate venues across the country giving music lovers the chance to experience performances up close and personal. This also marks the first time the Drowners will headline, offering fans a truly unique band and brand experience. The tour starts in Columbus, OH in late September and travels to 21 cities across the U.S., finishing in late October in Boston, MA.

The #STANDFORSOMETHING tour will be making stops at all 12 Dr. Martens U.S. store locations giving local fans another opportunity to meet the band face to face. The in-store visits will take place on the same date as the tour stop, just earlier in the day.

Also a first, Dr. Martens has partnered with Bandsintown to produce and cross-promote the tour to its concentrated audience of over 12 million live music fans. Through a combination of core and affinity marketing, mobile push notifications and social media promotion personalized for concert-goers by music preference and location, Bandsintown will drive attendance and raise awareness of the #STANDFORSOMETHING tour and Dr. Martens brand.

Tickets on sale at www.drownersband.com now!

Supporting act information can be found at drmartens.com/standforsomethingtour.



About Drowners
“I stand for the relentless and endless pursuit of fun and hope to end boredom by living a creative life designed by my own rules.” — Jack Ridley III (guitar, vocals)

“What I stand for? Living a life without any preconceived notion of modern society’s expectations. In short, I do what I want, when I want.” — Eric Lee Snyder (bass)

“I stand for old ladies and pregnant women on the subway.” — Matthew Hitt (lead vocals, guitar)

In the late summer of 2011, Drowners frontman Matthew Hitt found himself in New York City. “I just like the way things look here. I like the way things are done here. I like how late everything happens,” says the Welsh native. New York’s signature up-all-night energy courses through Drowners’ self-titled debut, but there’s a sweet melancholy to the album as well. “The early songs came out really short – I thought, well, I’ve already sung the chorus twice I don’t need to do it again, that’s what makes it a chorus! I think that being in New York influenced what I was trying to do with economy in song structure and instrumentation. It’s like, here’s what I’m trying to say. Okay, I said it. Now it’s over. Onto the next one.”

Gallivanting around downtown, Hitt also met likeminded souls, including future bandmates Jack Ridley III (guitar, vocals) and Erik Lee Snyder (bass). While Hitt is responsible for the elegantly understated lyrics throughout the album – the kind that adhere to his Salinger-esque economy of words – he professes that everything changed as soon as recording began. When Hitt, Ridley and Snyder began to play, Hitt’s initial blueprint and the band’s extensive punk music background melded. “Our live shows are a lot more aggressive,” Hitt emphasises, “With the album, we wanted to create like a sort of layered, fleshed out live show.” The result is an album that toes the line between music that sweeps the listener up, and lyrics that beg for their deep sensitivity and understanding. “Whether you think something is good or not is if you respond to it,” says Hitt. “I wanted to ellicit a response, but I want them to get whatever they want from it.” Drowners’ self-titled debut LP is out now on Frenchkiss Records.


09/25 – Columbus, OH @  Rumba Café
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
09/28 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @  7th Street Entry
10/02 – Seattle, WA @  Tractor Tavern
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
10/08 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
10/11 – Scottsdale, AZ @  Pub Rock
10/13 –  Austin, TX @  Stubb’s BBQ (inside)
10/15 – Dallas, TX @  Club Dada
10/16 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
10/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory Stage
10/20 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
10/21 – Washington, DC @  The Rock and Roll Hotel
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @  Boot & Saddle
10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/29 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott

Dr. Martens In-Store Meet & Greet

9.25  Columbus, OH 1764 N High St.
9.27  Chicago, IL 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave
9.29  Minneapolis, MN 101 N. Garden/Mall of America
10.2  Seattle, WA 1527 4th Ave
10.3  Portland, OR 10 NW 10th Ave
10.6  San Francisco, CA 1621 Haight St.
10.9  Santa Monica, CA 1215 3rd Street Promenade
10.11  Scottsdale, AZ 15257 N Scottsdale Rd / Scottsdale                Quarter Suite 125
10.21  Washington DC 3108 M Street NW
10.22  Philadelphia, PA 1710 Walnut St.
10.28  New York, NY 148 Spring St.
10.29  Boston, MA 201 Newbury St.




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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