Greetings from the magical land known to most as Dayton, Ohio! I'm home here for a couple more weeks getting caught up on real life and working on a lot of new music. I can't believe we are already almost through May of this year already. It's flown by! I just finished up the Stripped Down to the Bone acoustic tour with Hawthorne Heights.
Established in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio, post-hardcore veterans Hawthorne Heights are packing their bags for the second-ever Stripped Down to the Bone Tour. The tour, which will feature old fan favorites plus material from their most recent self-released EP, Hate, will find the guys breaking it down for smaller venues and cities they've either never seen or haven't seen for a while.
After being a workhorse through this last long tour, in addition to a large chunk of touring earlier this year, my Framus Dragon head was in dire need of new tubes. I took the amp in to my repair guy, C. Wright, at Wrightfield to have the amp looked over and biased properly. We put a matched set of the reissue Mullards in it. It sounds great again!
Mark McMillon, guitarist for the The Story Changes, is a busy man. When he’s not in the studio or touring with his best friend and drummer, Poppy, in his own band, he’s on the road, sometimes internationally, with another Dayton-rooted band, Hawthorne Heights.