One of the rising stars of the Florida scene, pop metallers We Are Defiance haven’t had a great time of things during the last twelve months or so.
The band had an unfortunate road accident in Kentucky last January, an incident which led to singer Brian Calzini being hospitalised and needing to undergo surgery as a result, with him also requiring stitches and briefly being in a neck brace. The full story on the band’s road accident can be read over at Lambgoat. As a result of the accident, their van and trailer were written off and as a result the band have had big problems transporting their equipment to shows throughout 2011.
The band are trying to raise $1,500 to purchase a new (used) trailer so that they can take their full set of equipment on the road with them and are asking fans for donations to help reach their target. Anyone wishing to donate can send Paypal donations to BrianCalzini at gmail dot com (spelt out so poor Brian doesn’t get spammed by bots from us publishing his email address). The band promise to reward anyone who donates with gifts “for being awesome fans”.
We Are Defiance will be headed out on the road across the US (hopefully with a new trailer attached to their van) headlining the New Year To Fear tour. Support on the tour comes from This Romantic Tradegy, The Last Of Our Kind and Speaking The Kings. The full list of dates are below:
We Are Defiance “New Year To Fear” US Tour 2012
Feb 09 The 7 Venue Douglasville, GA
Feb 10 Gallery 13 Event Center Columbus, GA
Feb 11 The Cypress Venue Metairie, LA
Feb 12 Bikini Beach Houston, TX
Feb 14 TomCats West Fort Worth, TX
Feb 15 Las Cruces Event Center Las Cruces, NM
Feb 16 El Rey Theater Albuquerque, NM
Feb 17 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Feb 18 Rock City Studios Camarillo, CA
Feb 19 Grindhouse Lompoc, CA ‘
Feb 20 Studio 21 Rocklin, CA
Feb 21 Mojo’s Ogden, UT
Feb 23 The Scenery Wichita, KS
Feb 24 Penny Road Pub Barrington, IL
Feb 25 Frankie’s Inner City Toledo, OH Tickets
Feb 26 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 27 Dingbatz Clifton, NJ
Feb 28 Kingdom Richmond, VA
Feb 29 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Mar 01 Jimbo’s Rock Lounge Charleston, SC
For more rock & metal news updates including how the We Are Defiance lads get on with raising the money to buy their trailer, please keep checking back with Rocksins on a regular basis.