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Inspired by 90s grunge, Joey Arena began playing guitar at the age of 11 on an old 3-string guitar. After achieving commercial success with his first band Young Bloods, Arena struggled to find himself, and soon was traveling 8 hours on weekends from Rochester to Cleveland in search of an identity and definition for what would become Ovtlier’s debut EP What Doesn’t Kill You. After adding Paul Milne on lead-guitar, Joey Lana on drums, Cosmo Pusateri on bass, and Joe Syracusa on rhythm guitar, the full line up began playing sold-out local shows and rapidly growing their fan-base among rock music fans. Following several offers from major labels, Ovtlier set out to deliver their most personal and intense work yet.
After signing to Entertainment One (eOne Music) / Rocktagon Worldwide Music early last year, American Grim proudly brought us their debut full-length record, Freakshow. “I can’t begin to express how excited we are to debut this project at eOne,” says vocalist Ryan Healy. He continued to describe the record: “There’s an astounding problem in America with political correctness and all these taboo issues that are far more real than people think, all being swept under the rug. We have an entire generation of kids overly medicated and under educated that no longer know the difference between their own opinions and the manipulation of mass media. Freakshow isn’t just an album, it’s the current state of America, and we’re looking forward to taking it on across the country.”
Thrillcall is giving away a pair of tickets to the following dates along the tour, except where noted otherwise. Download our app and set your location to find the show closest to you. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter and you will receive a confirmation. We will email winners the day before the show. Good luck!
American Grim & Ovtlier Tour
2/23 – Chrome Food & Spirits in Waterford, NY
3/2 – Digbatz in Clifton, NJ
3/9 – Music Lynxx in Mentor-On-The-Lake, OH
3/11 – The Champ in Lemoyne, PA
3/12 – Gold Sounds in Brooklyn, NY (no ticket giveaway)
3/13 – VFW 9274 in Falls Church, VA
3/14 – The Press Club in Huntington, WV
3/15 – Bethel Road Pub in Columbus, OH
3/16 – Counter Culture in Saginaw, MI
3/17 – Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, IN
3/18 – The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY
3/19 – The Fubar in St. Louis, MO