Authority Zero will celebrate their 25th year anniversary by releasing ‘Live At The Rebel Lounge’, which is a double LP, as well as a companion photo book on December 6th via Zia Records. They will also be going out on a headline tour next month.
About the 25th year anniversary, vocalist Jason DeVore stated:
“It’s been twenty-five long and amazing years. Years filled with music, friendships both old and new, memories, chaos, passion, happiness, and pain. This album is a landmark in all of our history books and a celebration to all who have endured this journey along the way. Let the music play on long after we’re gone. Thank you all.”
Authority Zero was formed in Mesa, Arizona by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations of what the project could become. Since 1994, they have brought their unique blend of melodic punk, ska, and reggae to the masses. The band consists of Jason DeVore (vocals), Chris Dalley (drums), Mike Spero (bass), and Dan Aid (guitar). A lot has changed in their 25 years since their inception, but they have always found a way to persist and thrive in today’s ever-changing music landscape.
With the release of their 2002 debut album ‘A Passage In Time’, which was released via Lava Records, the band’s career gained momentum and they found themselves on the road touring extensively with the likes of Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly, and H20. Through the years, they have gained international acclaim and have spent time on the European festival circuit as well as having played stints in Australia, Russia, and Japan. They have released seven full-length studio albums, held spots on the Billboard Charts, and had their music featured in video games, television shows, and movie soundtracks. The band’s many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road including line-up changes, music industry letdowns, and having their van, trailer, and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas.
Authority Zero will ring in their 25 year anniversary as a band with the release of ‘Live At The Rebel Lounge’, which is a 24-track double LP consisting of the band’s greatest hits and fan favorites. It was recorded live last July in front of an ecstatic hometown crowd over 2 sold-out nights at Phoenix’s The Rebel Lounge. Accompanying the live album is ‘Authority Zero: Twenty Five Years In The Pit’, which is a limited-run 136-page hardbound retrospective photo book featuring over 250 images that document the band’s history.
25 Year Tour Dates:
12/04 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/05 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
12/06 – Riverside, CA – The Concert Lounge
12/07 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/12 – Bakersfield, CA – Temblor Brew
12/13 – Reno, NV – Shea’s
12/14 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
12/15 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman
12/17 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
12/18 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (Funhouse)
12/19 – Boise, ID – Shredder
12/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
12/21 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
12/28 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Photo Credit: Amber Lewis