The Band Camino

with renforshort, Games We Play

Tue, June 14, 2022

State Theatre

Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 7:00pm - all ages

$29.50 advance
$35 day of show

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The Band Camino

THE HIGHLAND CLUB VIP EXPERIENCE –  $145
• One GA/Seated Ticket
• Individual Photo w/ The Band Camino
• Q&A Session with The Band Camino
• Access to an Exclusive Four Song Acoustic Set
• One Exclusive Limited Edition VIP T-Shirt (size to be chosen at merch booth)
• One Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed VIP Poster
• One Commemorative VIP Laminate
• Early Entry
• Early Access Merchandise Shopping
• 15% Discount on Tour Merch before GA Doors

THE MIDLAND CLUB VIP EXPERIENCE – $115
• One GA/Seated Ticket
• Access to an Exclusive Four Song Acoustic Set
• One Exclusive Limited Edition VIP T-Shirt (size to be chosen at merch booth)
• One Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed VIP Poster
• One Commemorative VIP Laminate
• Early Entry
• Early Access Merchandise Shopping
• 15% Discount on Tour Merch before GA Doors

THE WATAUGACLUB VIP EXPERIENCE – $75
• One GA/Seated Ticket
• One Exclusive Limited Edition VIP T-Shirt (size to be chosen at merch booth)
• One Commemorative VIP Laminate
• Early Entry
• Early Access Merchandise Shopping
• 15% Discount on Tour Merch before GA Doors


After more than five years as a band, The Band Camino have never felt more confident in their music. Now, they have a self-titled album to prove it. The Band Camino, due Sept. 10 on dblblk/Elektra Records, expands on the guitar-driven pop that the group introduced with their anthemic debut EP tryhard in 2019. The pop-rock three-piece (singers/guitarists Jeffery Jordan and Spencer Stewart, and drummer Garrison Burgess) have been honing their dynamic Band Camino sound since relocating from Memphis to Nashville in 2018. It was a fateful move for founding members Jeffery and Spencer, college buddies-turned-bandmates who were in search of a drummer and recruited Garrison upon arriving in Music City.

“As soon as we played the first show together, we knew we hit it off,” Jeffery recalls. Garrison agrees: “There was this instant chemistry, and everybody on the team could feel it. Everybody’s very appreciative of each other and what they bring to the table. It was cool to be part of something that was growing and was bigger than me, and bigger than each of them. It was magic.”

That magic has seemingly been evident to fans, too. The Band Camino completely sold out their 2018 and 2019 headlining tours, as well as their biggest headlining show to date at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in September 2021 — the latter of which sold out in 10 minutes. But the group has clearly made an impact since their start, garnerning 2.6 million monthly Spotify listeners and more than 330 million global streams to date. Their growth has been largely stimulated by raw discovery, even catching the attention of Taylor Swift, who included the band’s reflective song “Berenstein” on her “Songs I’m Loving Right Now” playlist in 2018.

Garrison’s addition came at a pivotal time for The Band Camino creatively, as 2018 was also the beginning of their partnerships with Nashville superproducer Jordan Schmidt and singer-songwriter Seth Ennis. “That was a big season of when everything changed,” Jeffery says, calling tryhard’s roaring lead single, “Daphne Blue,” the “turning point” for the band. “Right after we wrote it, we were like, ‘We have something different here, and this kind of defines where we’re headed.’” Echoes Spencer, “It gave us a different vision of what we could be.”

“Daphne Blue” took the group’s production from lo-fi to stadium-ready, ramping up their electric guitars and drums, and letting their powerful vocals soar. That amplified sound reaches new heights on The Band Camino, a 14-track showcase of the group’s multifaceted soundscape that features ‘80s synths in punchy tunes such as “I Think I Like You,” arena-rock anthems including rollicking single “1 Last Cigarette,” and heartfelt moments like the introspective “Who Do You Think You Are.” The trio recorded the entire album over a month-long stay at the iconic Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, where they, as Jeffery puts it, “rode this wave of creativity” alongside Jordan Schmidt and executive producer Jameson Roper last fall. All but two of the songs are the result of the band’s unexpected downtime during quarantine in 2020, when Garrison says their songwriting “went into overdrive.”

The guys’ resounding favorite is “Underneath My Skin,” a spirited tale of dysfunctional love. Yet, they all agree that the two most Band Camino-esque tracks are “Roses” and “Look Up” because of their “don’t take life for granted” sentiments. Spencer asserts that sharing a meaningful message has always been one of the most important facets of The Band Camino’s music, even when it comes in a more somber form like the album’s goosebump-inducing breakup ballad “Help Me Get Over You.” Outside of that track and the acoustic confessional “Sorry Mom,” the rest of the new material masks any melancholy lyrics with infectious melodies and upbeat vibes, immediately evidenced on the album’s bluntly titled kickoff “Everybody Dies.”

The Band Camino’s juxtaposing creative approach has become even more effective as their sound has elevated, with one constant carrying throughout their entire catalog: relatability. “Art feels like it’s a reflection of society, emotions, and relationships, and it’s supposed to make you feel understood. With the songs we wrote, we hope we can continue to make people feel understood and that you’re not alone in whatever you feel,” Jeffery says, excitedly adding, “and that bands are back, baby!”

Jeffery, Spencer, and Garrison are eager to usher in a new wave of bands in today’s solo act-dominated pop world. “We want to make music for the people who listen to everything. We want people to be able to listen to Justin Bieber and then listen to The Band Camino back-to-back,” Jeffery declares. With that goal in mind, the band promises to continue pushing boundaries as the rock band of the pop generation. “We’ve always just wanted to make music that we would want to listen to,” Jeffery says.

“I hope that we’re around long enough to get made fun of,” Spencer adds with a laugh. “and that we’re so popular that one day people hate us because we’ve been around for so long.”

With an opening slot on Dan + Shay’s 2021 U.S. Tour and an impactful album in their future, The Band Camino are certainly on their way to long-term success. According to Jeffery, he and his bandmates are more than primed for that: “We’re ready to keep doing this forever.”

renforshort

If you ask renforshort what kind of music she makes, her response may surprise you. “Tastefully weird,” she’ll say. And yet, no descriptor would be better suited to characterize the enigmatic rising pop star’s personal brand of deeply reflective, yet undeniably relatable, left-of-center alt-pop.

Hailing from Toronto, the prodigious 17-year-old singer-songwriter was destined for pop stardom long before she signed with Geffen Records and racked up more than 5 million streams on streaming (with only two songs out at the time, by the way). Inspired by the work of icons like Bob Dylan (“Growing up, my dad would tell me that he’s the best songwriter in the world,” renforshort wisely recalls) and Amy Winehouse, as well as atmosphere- and emotion-driven films like Coraline and Call Me By Your Name, renforshort’s creative childhood was packed with piano and singing lessons, musical theater, movies, and writing stories — activities encouraged by the young performer’s artistic-leaning family.

Though she was always interested in singing, it was during one serendipitous open mic night in 2016 when 14-year-old renforshort realized she was truly meant to make music. In early 2019, just two years after her open mic revelation, renforshort released her debut single “waves,” an atmospheric, wistful ode to burgeoning romance. But it was a few months later that she was catapulted into the upper echelons of digital fame when her second single, the twisted love song “mind games,” went viral thanks to its unexpectedly edgy tone, instantly catchy hook, and eerie, Tim Burton inspired music video.

renforshort’s debut EP — a genre-spanning collection of soul-baring, youth-driven songs about young love, anxiety, restlessness, and self-image, among other personal topics — indeed captures the fleeting, ultimately beautiful uncertainties that come with growing up. Sure, streaming and social media numbers are a fantastic way to quantify an artist’s impact (renforshort’s got both in droves), and it’s an impressive feat to be named on lists like Apple Music Artist of the Week (May 2019) or Soundcloud’s Artist to Watch (August 2019), but for renforshort, the true measurement for success is found in the salient connection between artist and listener.

Games We Play

SUP LADIES. Max, Aaron, and I (Emmyn) have been best friends since birth. We met at a show Miami, and had no idea how significant this show would be to us. We took over Miami. The entire city. Big whoop. 
 Fast forward a year we moved to Nashville, TN. We hit the ground running. We quickly made our mark on the scene; opening shows for our favorite bands. Shorty after these shows COVID-19 CAME THRU TOWN GUNS A-BLAZIN. Next thing you know, Aaron & I (its max now, btw) are back with our parents in South Florida. Emmyn found success in TN, making hilarious youtube videos with his wife, I spent the whole year locked away honing in on my already BO-NANAS writing and production skills, and Aaron got HELLA good at Call of Duty : Warzone. 
 In January 2021, Emmyn rounded up the gang & suggested that we strap back in and go legitimately BALLISTIC. It was that fait-full January evening that we wrote our very first x10 future Platinum #1 song. We wrote every night until we had 4 absolute future x10 Platinum #1’s, 4 songs that we and our friends loved (it’s Aaron now). We flew to LA shortly after and recorded them with our producer/lover Kyle Black. We now live in LA. 
 After a TikTok went viral featuring our new song Deadbeat, we had to push the release of Deadbeat up to July 23rd. Deadbeat perfectly portrays the past two years for us. It’s about feeling lonely, being depressed, and not being able to leave the house. Deadbeat is everything to us and we hope you like it. MAD LOVE.