This is one of the premiere Alternative/Pop Punk tours of the fall. Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything have been wanting to tour with each other for years now, but factors such as album and touring circles just never lined up. While they did technically share the main stage for the Warped in 2008, this is the first co-headlining tour both bands are doing together. Each both bands share a similar fanbase but each have their own specific take on Alt/Pop Rock.

Both SA and MCS have received nothing short of rave reviews so far this tour. They swap the headlining spot every night and get between 60-75 minutes each. The last band gets a extra 1-2 songs with an encore.

Who: Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack with Saves The Day, A Great Big Pile of Leaves as support

Why Should I Go?: This is one of the premiere Alternative/Pop Punk tours of the fall. Motion City Soundtrack and Say Anything have been wanting to tour with each other for years now, but factors such as album and touring circles just never lined up. While they did technically share the main stage for the Warped in 2008, this is the first co-headlining tour both bands are doing together. Each both bands share a similar fanbase but each have their own specific take on Alt/Pop Rock.

Both SA and MCS have received nothing short of rave reviews so far this tour. They swap the headlining spot every night and get between 60-75 minutes each. The last band gets a extra 1-2 songs with an encore.

Motion City Soundtrack brings a live performance that is unrivaled in the genre
Motion City Soundtrack has gained a reputation for being one of the best live shows you will see in the scene today from 8+years of relentless touring. As someone who has seen them 15 Times (16 on Thursday) You can expect the band to play 3-4 songs from each album. The Minneapolis quintet has been delighting fans by busting out rarities on this tour such as “Mary Without Sound”, “Throwdown”, and “Don’t Call It A Comeback”. Add this together with their hits and other surprises and you have about 15-17 songs each night depending if they are closing.

You can check out Motion City Soundtrack’s new video for “A Lifeless Ordinary” below. the band keeps making awesome music videos by coming up with great ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_sJbfUm4H8


Say Anything is a band that every single time you see them you can expect something interesting and different to occur. Rejuvenated Vocalist Max Bemis’ has been putting his passion and guts into the band’s live performance on this tour. Bemis is on a mission, but doesn’t forget to thank the fans for support. Through their own headliner for their self titled record last fall and a opening spot for Angels and Airwaves earlier in 2010, on this tour that Say Anything is kicking ass and taking names. Due to the departure of Alex Kent, Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line/Person L) is filling in. You can expect a surprise at some point in the Say Anything set involving a side project one of the members of Saves The Day and SA are apart of.

To top things off, the two supporting acts are stellar.

Saves The Day (Who are done recording their new record Daybreak finally!) are in the second slot. After many lineup changes over the past bit. Chris Conley and company have their lineup together (who’s new drummer was Motion City Soundtrack’s old Drum Tech, Claudio Riveria) and are ready to take off and take the pop punk world by storm once again. They band has been squeezing a many songs as they can in the slot they have, being album to fit as many as 13 songs in.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves are the unknown band on this tour to most. While they have self-released a couple of Eps and one full lengths for free download since 2006 (Go and checkout their myspace! Http://myspace.com/agreatbigpileofleaves) this is a bad that is much different then the three other bands on tour. They bring a Indie Rock sound ala As Tall As Lions or Minus The Bear, tinging a bit of Jazz along the way. This tour will no doubt increase their fanbase at least three to four times the size it was before.You want to get to the venue early to make sure you catch these guys.

When: Thursday, November 4th(Tomorrow) Where: @Sound Academy in Toronto

Cost: $30

http://myspace.com/sayanything

http://myspace.com/motioncitysoundtrack

http://myspace.com/savestheday

http://myspace.com/agreatbigpileofleaves

-Patrick Walford