Wed, Aug 14

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Last Chance For First Place
Show: 8:00 pm Doors: 7:00 pm
Black Sheep
All Ages
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Sometimes it's hard to believe that The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus began their expedition into the hearts and minds of a generation 20 years ago. Their blazing 2006 single "Face Down" delivered both anthemic choruses and a strident message about domestic abuse, achieving both sales accolades and adoration from crowds all over the planet.

The accomplishments speak for themselves:  RJA accrued Gold (“False Pretense”) and multi-Platinum singles (“Face Down,” “Your Guardian Angel”) and albums (their 2006 debut, Don’t You Fake It), numerous high-ranking chart positions and a robust digital history of 1.2 billion streams. They worked with top producers, became the first “emo” band with a Top 10 hit at Top 40 radio, and ended up on an episode of reality-TV franchise The Hills. The band has been a continuous touring draw across the planet, from their early days sharing stages with My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday to throwing down in front of Warped Tour Nation denizens and diehard fans all the way to the Far East. RJA were the perfect choice to launch 2022’s scene-centric When We Were Young festival dates last year. But given the millions of social followers the band had accumulated, the choice was not surprising. 

These days, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have taken complete control of every aspect of their careers. From their business affairs to the music they want to make, they continue to put in the sweat equity while others in their position seemingly phone it in. 

Powered by an endless capacity for musical discovery and a great sense of humanity, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have proven how far you can go by opening your heart and diming your guitar amps. The music—and the messages—are alive and well.

Last Chance For First Place