Hey Hey, Check out the "Shows" section to see the new dates we added, lots of cities added and a lot more to be added in the coming months.
Alot can be said about us starting to record a new record but I'll just let this video start things off!
Everyday we get tweets, facebook messages, and email asking about coming to there city/country, I can tell you that we are planning out alot of the year and we will be visiting alot of cities and planty of countries but we are slowly announcing. We have a few surprises up our sleeve as well. Check out the tour dates section or sign up for the newsletter and you can get news first about tours.
Here we are, 2013 came in with a literal bang with us doing our first New Years Eve show ever and ending two decades of being a band. Last year we celebrated all year long, I mean 20 years of being a band is something to celebrate and I'm betting most of us wish we hadn't celebrated so hard. It's that time of the year to check in with everyone, Start some new projects, and end some of the ones we started. I was thinking about getting a lot of lest years live photos together from various photographers and maybe doing a small photo book or maybe doing a picture a day for a year for LTJ. So many good things to do and start. If you want to chime in on anything you can always reach out via email firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter or Facebook. I respond to every email sent.
Thank for 2012 now let's start 2013!
and now a word from Buddy!
Well, I can't believe it; another year has come and gone when I, yet again, feel like it just started, but here we are diving headlong into the year 2013!! The President is just getting sworn in as I write this and somehow we already have so much on the horizon. We're playing the Florida State Fair in Tampa on Valentine's Day, going on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas put on by the band "311" to kick off the month of March, and making our way in a van to play South by Southwest in Austin, TX with some shows on the way there and on the way back. Then we're going to fly over to Europe in April for a nice 10 day jaunt to play a few festivals including Groezrock in Belgium and round it out with some club shows while we're over there. But let's not put the cart before the horse. We've already begun writing some songs for what is to be a new record sometime this year. We're in the baby stages of writing so far, but I'm already excited about the 10 songs we have started, lots o' catchy melodies and guitar riffs, and some great lyrical starts. And JR and I are about to go work on some horn parts right after I finish this coffee. So, as you can see, the plan for this year is as always: busy busy busy!! Let the games begin!!!!
Use the discount code " festivus " at checkout for a 20% off storewide discount!
The 4 day sale in our web store starts now and ends midnight monday evening, At check out use the discount code
" festivus " for a 20% off discount on anything available in the store. We added VERY LIMITED amounts of :
- GNV FLA lp hand screened cover in Silver
- Gainesville hometown show silk screened posters
- Riot Fest tour silk screened posters
- European edition of " Greetings and Salutations" cd
- 20 year dollar lithograph with Stage scrim piece.
- 20 year European tour shirt in kelly green.
Over the last year and a half we released a couple new EP’s mostly as tour EP's and by mail order. We decided to assemble the two EP’s, add 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, and re-sequenced everything into one cohesive record. Everyone meet Greetings and Salutations!
RUDE Records will handle the UK + EUROPE, DISC UNION will release the record in JAPAN, and we are excited to announce our friends over at FAT will be releasing for the rest of the world!
Check out the pre-order links below:
Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway)
REST OF THE WORLD:
Fat Wreck Chords: http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/906
We will streaming our set from St Louis on September 19th!Check out details: http://www.stageit.com/less_than_jake/live_from_st_louis/13717
We'd like to announce "Greetings And Salutations" combining our two limited EP's plus adding 2 unreleased songs !This will be available on vinyl and cd and for the first time available on iTunes and other digital outlets October 16th. Our friends over at Rude Records launched a "Goodbye Mr Personality" stream right now over at Rocksound for our friends in the UK and Europe. http://www.rocksound.tv/news/article/less-than-jake-to-release-new-album-greetings-and-salutations-in-october
Enjoy two nights of Less Than Jake LIVE from the High Dive in their hometown of Gainesville right from your computer via Stageit.com. Pay what you can and enjoy one or both nights of completely different setlists spanning twenty years of the band's catalog. Hang out and chat with other fans from the comfort of your own home. Pants optional! http://www.stageit.com/lessthanjake
We are pleased to announce that FAT WRECK CHORDS will be reissuing "BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES" with updated artwork, a DVD of a live performance of the album in its entirety , and a few unreleased demos too!and yes there will be vinyl. http://www.fatwreck.com/news/detail/503
We recently announced a show in Orlando on Saturday, August 11 as part of our 20th Anniversary tour. Continuing a year-long celebration of two decades as a band, this Orlando date will be accompanied by a one-time-only limited poster show at The Beacham Theater. Tickets are available now at:
The Orlando show is part of a weekend of Florida dates for the band. We will play in Jacksonville on Friday, August 10. Two back-to-back performances in the band's hometown of Gainesville at the end of the month will cap a busy August for Less Than Jake, during which they will hop over to the UK to play the Reading and Leeds festivals. All of the band's tour dates can be seen below. "Less Than Jake has always prided itself on thinking forward in terms of merchandise," drummer Vinnie Fiorello says. "From vinyl toys to Evo Kid piggy banks to cheese- and birthday cake-shaped records, we've always tried to give our fans as many unique products as possible to capture the material part of being a fan. Doing the poster show is an extension of our collective thought. It's special to us to be able to do something like this for our 20th anniversary."
The poster show will feature 20 different limited-edition screenprinted pieces of art celebrating Less Than Jake, an event made possible by Orlando natives Charlie Bender and Brad Palkevich. Bender and Palkevich own Enemy Ink, an arts- and music-focused custom screenprinting shop in Orlando, and they also head up local punk rock band The Attack. Bender sings and Palkevich plays guitar.
Enemy Ink and Less Than Jake have invited a variety of artists to the poster show. "From influential designers such as Horsebites, who has helped bring notoriety and an identifiable tone to much of the Florida music and print worlds, to artists like Joe Simko, who has contributed to ska and punk by creating artwork for The Vans Warped Tour on several occasions, we have a great group of artists gathered for this event," Palkevich says.
All of the 20 different designs will be hand-signed and numbered by the artists that created them. The posters will be limited to only 30 units of each design available at the Orlando event. Fans will be able to purchase posters beginning at the 6 p.m. door time and continuing throughout the night. Additional limited quantities of the posters will be available online for fans of the band who want to own a part of Less Than Jake history but don't live in Florida.
We Continue our 20th anniversary tour !
To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, Less Than Jake will be hitting the road with A Wilhelm Scream and Junior Battles late this summer. The tour will cover the midwest and the northeast as the band travels between Riot Fest Toronto and Riot Fest Dallas. One of the dates of the tour includes Riot Fest Chicago.
The band is supporting their last two EP releases, last summer's "Greetings From..." and this February's "Season's Greetings From...".
Listed below is a list of the 20th anniversary tour's dates:
Aug 10 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
Aug 11 Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
Aug 18 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Aug 19 Hartford, CT Scion Festival Stage @ Comcast Theatre
Aug 23 London, UK Barfly
Aug 24 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
Aug 25 Southend, UK Chinnery's
Aug 26 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Aug 31 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live)
Sep 1 Gainesville, FL High Dive (formerly known as Double Down Live)
With A Wilhelm Scream, Junior Battles:
Sep 09 Toronto, Canada Riot Fest @ Fort York
Sep 10 Pawtucket, RI The Met
Sep 11 Boston, MA Royale
Sep 12 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rockmore
Sep 13 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Sep 14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Sep 16 Chicago IL Riot Fest @ Humboldt Park
Sep 18 Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre
Sep 19 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Sep 20 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Sep 21 Tulsa, OK IDL Ballroom
Sep 22 Dallas, TX Riot Fest @ Gexa Energy Pavillion
UK Tour With New Found Glory:
Nov 04 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Nov 05 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
Nov 06 Leeds, UK Leeds University
Nov 07 Glasgow, UK Barrowland
Nov 09 Cardiff, UK University Great Hall
Nov 10 London, UK Warped Tour @ Alexandria Palace