Last Friday, Story Of The Year’s very own drummer Josh Wills took the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Busch Stadium before the Colorado Rockies took on the St. Louis Cardinals.
“I was beyond stoked and honored to be able to throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals game!” Josh says about the occasion. “This was one of the top bucket list items for me for a long time. I really hope I didn’t blow it like some other musicians have in the past.”
Before the game and Josh’s excellent pitch, Josh and vocalist Dan Marsala joined Taking Back Emo on stage, treating fans to a surprise performance of ‘Until The Day I Die.’
Story Of The Year recently released their long-awaited sixth studio album ‘Tear Me To Pieces,’ out now via SharpTone Records. Featuring eleven new tracks – including previous singles ‘Real Life,’ ‘Tear Me To Pieces,’ ‘Take The Ride,’ ‘War,’ and ‘2005’ – the new album is distinctly, invitingly, loudly Story Of The Year. Heartache, desperation, motivation, toxic relationships, pain, loss, anger – all of the essential ingredients of the classic Story Of The Year sound propel ‘Tear Me to Pieces’ in dazzling new ways.
“I think this album will be a defining moment in our career,” says guitarist Ryan Phillips. “When our fans hear it, they’ll be like, ‘Oh, shit, these dudes are ready to go!’ This is the sound of a band putting everything into it. If a new band came out with this album, I’d be texting everyone in my band about it.”
Upcoming Story Of The Year Tour Dates with Yellowcard:
August 11th – Saint Louis Music Park – Maryland Heights, MO
August 13th – Palladium – Worcester, MA
August 15th – Giant Center – Hershey, PA
August 17th – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview – Syracuse, NY
August 18th – Cross Insurance Arena – Portland, ME