Alternative rock band Nothing More is plotting a 2019 trek in support of their fifth studio album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves (2017). “The Truth Tour” is slated to hit 23 cities across the U.S., and yours might be one of them!
The endeavor will get underway on February 21 in Phoenix, Arizona, making stops in cities like Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Tampa. Nothing More will wrap up with a performance in San Antonio on March 23.
According to a press release, the name for the tour was inspired by the idea that “art and music and the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll are pure forms of truth that can bring people together, spark new ideas, new ways of thinking and through that, trigger changes in ourselves and in our world.”
“The Truth Tour” will feature support from groups Of Mice & Men, Badflower and Palisades. Lead singer Johnny Hawkins said that he is excited to have “such a great lineup” on their biggest headlining tour to date, noting that while he’s been a fan of groups Palisades and Badflower, the band has always wanted to tour with Of Mice & Men.
Throughout the tour, concertgoers will be able to register to vote with a non-partisan organization that helps first-time voters start their voting process.
“Concerts are perfect environments to stimulate the revelation of a truth, an ‘Ah-HA!’ moment, because we are all sharing the energy of the music and the moments of community and inspiration, moments that can affect a positive change,” Hawkins said. “It’s not about any one political movement or cause, it’s about everybody searching for the truth in all things, and putting that new awareness into action.”
Fans can expect to hear singles like “Just Say When,” “Let ’em Burn,” “Who We Are,” and “Don’t Stop” off Nothing More’s latest album, as well as old favorites.
Who Are Nothing More?
Rock band Nothing More hails from San Antonio, Texas. Formed in 2003 by then-drummer Johnny Hawkins and guitarist Mark Vollelunga, the group spent much of the 2000s recording independent albums and struggling to maintain a steady lineup or attract record label interest.
In 2004, the band released the more funk-influenced album Shelter with vocalist Josh Klaus and second guitarist Josh Kercheville. Klaus left and was replaced by Travis Cox, who contributed to Madhatter's Bliss in 2005. Cox was later replaced by singer Trey Graham, and the band found some success in the release of Save You/Save Me in 2007. They toured with 30 Seconds To Mars and were featured on The Warped Tour, but ultimately felt unhappy with the move towards a pop, mainstream sound. They parted ways with Graham and shortly thereafter, Kercheville left the band as well, leaving the band as a trio.
Hawkins, who began to struggle with depression, made the drastic decision to become Nothing More’s front man after 8 years as the band’s drummer. Despite Hawkins’ lack of formal experience in singing, and even general fear of public speaking, he garnered the support of remaining members Vollelunga and Oliver, and the band pushed forward, opting to use fill-in temporary drummers for live performances moving forward. The members saw this as a new beginning for the band, removing prior records from the shelves of stores.
The band saw their big break in 2013 after a performance at Aftershock Festival, which led to a second performance the following day to fill in for a bigger-named act. They began getting several record label offers and eventually signed. Their self-titled album, released earlier that year, was re-released in 2014 and debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200.
In 2017, Nothing More released The Stories We Tell Ourselves, which debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200. Later that year, they were nominated for three Grammy Awards for the 2018 Grammy Awards; "Go to War" being nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, and The Stories We Tell Ourselves for Best Rock Album. The album’s first single "Go to War" topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock song chart as well.
Amid the struggle to make it big, Nothing More proved that persistence can go a long way. They continue to rise to the top, enjoying success at what is currently the height of their career.