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Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects Cover Each Other to Commemorate Tour

Less than a week ago, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS set out on a summer-long adventure. To commemorate the tour, both bands covered each other. Dashboard Confessional chose “Move Along” and The All-American Rejects settled on “Hands Down”. (Dates Below)

“When covering a song, we try to adhere as closely as we can to the most recognizable earmarks,” explains Chris Carrabba. “Most importantly the melody. The fun comes in the choices the band can make around those earmarks. We had a blast making ‘Move Along’ ours. The song has so much color and power it was easy to feel inspired by it.”

Tyson Ritter adds, “’Hands Down’ is an open-hearted story of young love. In the original recording, the vocal performance is something that carries you through that tale of pure discovery. Vocally, my immediate intention was to play the opposite. For the musical canvas, we wanted to take all the candy away from this song and feed it nothing but opiates, leaving you feeling as if the instrumentation itself was the nerves the lyrics were expressing.”

Listen to their renditions over at Consequence of Sound:

After the release of his debut album 2000’s Swiss Army Romance, Dashboard Confessional, the solo moniker for Chris Carrabba gained the loyalty of fans through his honest heartfelt lyrics. The following year, Carrabba entered the studio to record The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. As a result of the sudden success of his second solo effort, Dashboard Confessional exploded and was everywhere from MTV to VH1 to MTV2 to magazine covers (Spin, Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic). Fans even copied Carrabba’s style down to his haircut.

# The Maine
* The Social Animals
% Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects

Jul 18          Sandy City Amphitheater *                       Sandy, UT
Jul 21          Myth *                                                           St. Paul, MN
Jul 22          Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino *                 Council Bluffs, IA
Jul 23          The Pageant *                                              St. Louis, MO
Jul 25          Express Live! #                                           Columbus, OH
Jul 26          Fillmore Detroit #                                      Detroit, MI
Jul 29          Tag’s Summer Stage #                              Big Flats, NY
Jul 30          Sands Event Center #                               Bethlehem, PA
Aug 03        Central Park Summer Stage #                  New York, NY
Aug 04        Foxwoods Resort Casino #                       Mashantucket, CT
Aug 05        Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion #        Gilford, NH
Aug 06        Blue Hills Bank Pavilion #                        Boston, MA
Aug 08        Stage AE #                                                    Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 09        Festival Pier #                                              Philadelphia, PA
Aug 10        Wolf Trap #                                                   Vienna, VA
Aug 12        Ascend Amphitheater #                              Nashville, TN
Aug 13        Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp. #     Charlotte, NC
Aug 15        Ravinia Festival %                                        Highland Park, IL

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