Hawthorne Heights Unveil Sprawling 56-Date '20 Years of Tears' Tour

Hawthorne Heights Unveil Sprawling 56-Date '20 Years of Tears' Tour

- By Ramon Gonzales

The lengthy summer trek ropes in the band's Is For Lovers Festival dates and include rotating support from the likes of Thursday, Saosin, Anberlin, I See Stars, Cartel, Armor for Sleep and more. 

Photo by Courtney Kiara

Leaning into the nostalgia and the enduring influence of the early 2000's, Hawthorne Heights have doubled down on their Is For Lovers Tour with the confirmation of the 20 Years of Tears anniversary tour. The mammoth run spans some 56-different cities spanning the summer months and will feature a staggeringly stacked supporting line-up intended to "celebrate the music of the Myspace generation". 

Kicking off with the Lake Tahoe edition of their annual Is For Lovers fest, Hawthorne Heights will perform their debut album, The Silence in Black and White in full for the June 22nd date and revisit the album nightly for the duration of the run. Combining club dates with interspersed Is for Lovers festival plays, Hawthorne Heights' frontman JT Woodruff explains the especially ambitious endeavor that has become a passion project. 

“20 Years of Tears is a celebration of the genre that raised an entire generation, with basement-born bands to stadium headliners. Emo comes in all shapes and sizes and has touched the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. With some of the biggest names of the MySpace Generation, this lineup is designed to give you the energy you had while feeling so misunderstood, as a ‘misguided’ youth.  This is not just a summer concert, it is a must-see event that can reignite the fire inside all of us as we sing and scream together like it's 2004.” 

The 20 Years of Tears Tour will see the core headlining unit of Hawthorne Heights along with Thursday, Saosin and Anberlin, flanked by the likes of I See Stars, Cartel, Armor for Sleep, Stick To Your Guns, Emery and This Wild Life rounding out the stellar supporting ensemble. 

Tickets for the 20 Years of Tears Tour will go on sale April 19, at 10am local time. Additional information, VIP packages and a complete list of dates and cities can be found at Hawthorneheights.com

Get more information on the Hawthorne Heights' curated Is For Lovers Festival - HERE


The 20 Years of Tears Tour Dates
June 22 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers *
June 23 Salt Lake City, UT Granary Live
June 24 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
June 27 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
June 28 Chicago, IL The Salt Shed
June 29 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection Outdoors
June 30 Cleveland Heights, OH Cain Park
July 1 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
July 3 Charleston, SC The Refinery
July 6 Clearwater, FL The BayCare Sound
July 7 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
July 9 Atlanta, GA The Eastern
July 10 Greenville, SC The Foundry
July 11 Asheville, NC Salvage Station
July 13 Charleston, WV West Virginia Is For Lovers *
July 14 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
July 16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
July 17 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Oakdale
July 20 Manteo, NC OBX Is For Lovers *
July 21 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
July 23 Knoxville, TN The Back Alley at Creekside
July 24 Nashville, TN Skydeck
July 25 Fort Wayne, IN The Clyde Theatre
July 27 Sauget, IL Pop’s Is For Lovers *
July 28 Rogers, AR The Walmart Amphitheater
August 3 Hot Springs, AR Magic Springs Theme Park
August 8 St. Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
August 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
August 10 Pensacola, FL The Handlebar Outdoors
August 12 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore
August 13 Katy, TX Home Run Dugout
August 14 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
August 16 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
August 17 Eau Claire, WI Reverb Music Festival
August 18 Superior, WI Earth Rider Fest Grounds
August 19 Fargo, ND Outdoors at Fargo Brewing
August 21 Green Bay, WI Epic Event Center
August 22 Cedar Rapids, IA McGrath Amphitheatre
August 24 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa Is For Lovers *
August 26 Dallas, TX Toyota Music Factory
August 27 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Theater
August 28 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
August 31 Los Angeles, CA California Is For Lovers *
September 1 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
September 2 Albuquerque, NM Revel
September 5 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
September 7 Cincinnati, OH Ohio Is For Lovers *
September 8 Pickering, OH Pickering Casino Resort
September 10 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
September 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
September 12 New York, NY Palladium Times Square
September 13 Harrisburg, PA XL Live Southside Stage
September 14 Wayland, NY FOrX Summer Stage
September 15 Worcester, MA The Palladium
*-Is For Lovers Festival
The 20 Years of Tears line-ups by date:
June 23 to July 10
Hawthorne Heights/I See Stars/Anberlin
Armor For Sleep
Emery/This Wild Life
July 11
Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin
Armor For Sleep
Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
July 14, 17-28
Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
Armor For Sleep
Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
July 16
Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin
Armor For Sleep
Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
August 9-22
Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
Armor For Sleep
Emery/This Wild Life
August 26-28
Hawthorne Heights/Thursday/Anberlin
Emery/This Wild Life
September 1-5
Hawthorne Heights/Saosin/Anberlin
Stick To Your Guns/This Wild Life
September 10-15
Hawthorne Heights/Anberlin/Cartel
Stick To Your Guns
Emery/This Wild Life
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