Fresh off their main stage appearance at this weekend’s KNOTFEST in Southern California, which was preceded by an equally anticipated appearance at Aftershock and an off-the-hook warm-up show at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim in their native Orange County, which sold out in under 30 minutes, Atreyu will play a headlining hometown show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. The show will take place on December 20.
Tickets for this can’t-be-missed, all-ages show will go on sale on Friday, October 31 at 10AM PT.
“It has been far too long since we did a proper, full-scale headlining show at home,” said singer Alex Varkatzas. “We are rehearsing and pumped up to play this legendary OC venue that we have all attended so many shows at over the years.”
“Chain Reaction was the appetizer,” echoed drummer Brandon Saller. “This is the main course. The Observatory is, bar none, the best venue in Orange County. We’re exited to rip the roof off of it.”
The band is writing and demo’ing its forthcoming album, the first since 2009’s Congregation of the Damned.
Atreyu entered a period of hibernation and dormancy in 2011, after establishing itself as one of the key band of the American metal revival that dominated the ’00s. The band was recently spotlighted in VH1’s Everything You Need to Know About Metalcore list, highlighting Atreyu’s status as one of the architects of that scene and sound.
The band is equally excited about the hometown holiday show and about plans for 2015. Stay tuned for further Atreyu updates.