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All-American Rejects Go Pro

Oklahoma boys to record second album after tour

All-American Rejects are itching for new tunes. The Oklahoma
rockers’ self-titled debut was released by Dreamworks in January,
but it’s really almost a year-and-a-half old, having been first
released last fall by indie Doghouse Records. “We’ve got some new
stuff going on,” says guitarist Nick Wheeler. “We’re totally stoked
on doing a new album.”

More than half of the new album is already in demo form or in
the head of frontman Tyson Ritter. “He comes up with the melody and
the basic chord structure, and then I’ll come in and do the
music-theory, geeky shit to it,” Wheeler says. The Rejects will
again employ producer Tim O’Heir (Juliana Hatfield, Radio 4) for
the release, though they are still scouting out locations.
“Somewhere that’s not a hole-in-the-wall piece of shit, cause we’re
actually going to have a budget this time,” Wheeler says. “It
definitely has to be somewhere pro and somewhere where we can do
what we want to do. As opposed to sampling the strings, bring in a
real fucking string section. You can’t do that in the middle of

But first the Rejects launch a tour with Hoobastank tonight in
Toronto. “On the road we want to focus on the shows,” Wheeler says.
“You don’t want to spread yourself too thin, play half-assed shows
and write half-assed songs on the road.”

In other Rejects news, the band released Live From Oklahoma:
The Too Bad for Hell
DVD September 30th. The package was
recorded in the group’s hometown of Stillwater and will feature ten
tracks from their debut as well as videos for “Swing, Swing” and
“The Last Song.”

All-American Rejects/Hoobastank tour dates:

10/2: Toronto, The Docks
10/3: Montreal, Le Spectrum
10/4: Boston, Avalon
10/6: Philadelphia, 10
10/7: New York, Roseland Ballroom
10/8: Washington DC, 9:30 Club
10/10: Detroit, State Theater
10/11: Indianapolis, Egyptian Room/Mural Center
10/12: Chicago, Riviera Theatre
10/13: St. Louis, Pageant Theatre.
10/16: Orlando, Hard Rock Live
10/17: Atlanta, Tabernacle
10/18: Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
10/20: Austin, Stubb’s BBQ
10/21: Grand Prairie, TX Next Stage
10/23: Las Vegas, The Joint
10/24: Los Angeles, Palladium
10/25: San Francisco, Warfield Theater
10/27: Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
10/28: Seattle, Paramount Theater


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