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The Wonder Years Debut at No. 20 on Billboard 200 with 19,673 Units... ' new album, The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation, has debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts with 19,673 units moved in first-week sales. For some perspective: The first time I interviewed the band, they were excitedly reporting first-week sales of The Upsides that came in at 1,852 units. Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing debuted two years ago with 8,100 first-week sales. Congratulations to the band, their management and Hopeless Records! #the wonder years #record sales #hopeless records
12:48 PM on 05/22/13
TWY Debuts at #20The Wonder Years new album, The Greatest Generation, has hit #20 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 19,673 records to date. In addition, they have placed #4 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, #3 on the Record Label Independent Current Albums chart, #2 on the LP Vinyl Albums chart, and #36 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. To purchase The Greatest Generation on iTunes, please visit: http://smarturl.it/TWYTGG_iTunes.
The Wonder Years released The Greatest Generation via Hopeless Records last Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. The album was produced and engineered by Steve Evetts (Saves the Day, Lifetime, Every Time I Die), and mixed by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack). The band will appear on the entire 2013 Vans Warped Tour Main Stage this summer, and just wrapped up their 4 Shows In 24 Hours this past weekend to overly excited fans and packed, sold out shows in Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, and Anaheim. The band also had quite the release week with their week long The Greatest Generation Pop Up Shop in collaboration with Glamour Kills Clothing at Stupid Easy Ideas Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and a string of acoustic performance & signing events at independent record stores.
Consisting of Dan "Soupy" Campbell (lead singer), Casey Cavaliere (guitarist), Matt Brasch (guitarist), Nick Steinborn (keyboardist/guitarist), Joshua Martin (bassist), and Michael Kennedy (drummer), The Wonder Years are a band that started as something of a joke and grew to become recognized around the country, courtesy of a sloppy debut LP that flicked some sort of switch. Releasing The Upsides in January 2010, a complete departure from The Wonder Years' early work, was just the beginning of an ongoing avalanche of momentum that has led the Philadelphia sextet to the forefront of the pop-punk community.
Engaging musicianship and intimate, instantly relatable lyricism made The Wonder Years a critical darling even before hordes of fans began to take notice. But it didn't take long for everyone to jump on board. Signing to Hopeless Records with their brand of "realist pop-punk" and re-releasing The Upsides with bonus tracks brought about new buzz, and the release of the sprawling, 13-track concept record Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing in June of 2011 confirmed what many thought: The Wonder Years were for real.
Playing shows in basements, backyards and VFW halls the country over in its early years, the band had a DIY mentality long before it broke through to a larger audience. "The idea was that, for a long time, no one wanted to work with The Wonder Years so we said fuck it, we'll do it ourselves," Campbell says. "We didn't need anyone else. We weren't looking for charity. We were just going to cowboy up and fucking do it."
The Wonder Years graced the cover of Alternative Press, played an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and supported New Found Glory on the Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour to close out 2011. They opened 2012 in a huge way, with the Glamour Kills Tour, which Campbell called the band's "first big-boy headliner." Leading Polar Bear Club, Transit, The Story So Far, A Loss for Words, and Into It. Over It. across the country for six weeks of sold-out shows proved that The Wonder Years are still growing, still making new friends, and breaking new boundaries.
Now, with the bands new release, The Greatest Generation, we will get to see what The Wonder Years have in store for us in 2013. The band tells us, "We know that this is unequivocally our strongest, most honest and most heartfelt work to date. We can't wait to show everyone what we have in store for this release."
The Wonder Years have released The Greatest Generation via Hopeless Records last Tuesday, May 14th, 2013. For track listing and tour dates, see below. To purchase The Greatest Generation on iTunes, please visit: http://smarturl.it/TWYTGG_iTunes.
For more information, please visit:
1. There, There
2. Passing Through A Screen Door
3. We Could Die Like This
4. Dismantling Summer
5. The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
6. The Devil in My Bloodstream
7. Teenage Parents
9. An American Religion (FSF)
10. A Raindance In Traffic
13. I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral
UK - Slam Dunk Festival:
May 24 Slam Dunk Festival Glasgow, UK
May 25 Slam Dunk Festival Leeds, UK
May 26 Slam Dunk Festival Hatfield, UK
May 27 Slam Dunk Festival Wolverhampton, UK
May 28 Slam Dunk Festival Wales Cardiff, UK
May 29 Slam Dunk Festival Dublin, Ireland
CANADA w/ Silverstein:
Jun 07 Crocks Thunder Bay, ON
Jun 08 Pyramid Cabaret Winnipeg, MB
Jun 09 The Exchange Regina, Sk
Jun 11 The Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
Jun 12 The Den Calgary, AB
Jun 14 The Columbia Theatre New Westminster, Canada
Vans Warped Tour 2013:
Sat June 15 White River Amphitheatre Seattle, WA
Sun June 16 Portland Expo Center Portland, OR
Wed June 19 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
Thurs June 20 Pomona Fairplex Pomona, CA
Fri June 21 Pomona Fairplex Pomona, CA
Sat June 22 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Sun June 23 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
Wed June 26 NMSU Practice Field Las Cruces, NM
Thur June 27 Quail Run Park Phoenix, AZ
Fri June 28 Silverton Casino Las Vegas, NV
Sat June 29 Utah State Fairpark Salt Lake City, UT
Sun June 30 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Denver, CO
Wed Jul 3 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
Fri Jul 5 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
Sat Jul 6 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY
Sun Jul 7 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Tues Jul 9 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA
Wed Jul 10 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Thur Jul 11 Comcast Center Boston, MA
Fri Jul 12 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 13 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY
Sun Jul 14 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
Tues Jul 16 Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA
Wed Jul 17 First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Thur Jul 18 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, OH
Fri Jul 19 The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI
Sat Jul 20 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
Sun Jul 21 Canterbury Park Minneapolis, MN
Tues Jul 23 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, KS
Wed Jul 24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
Thur Jul 25 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta GA
Fri Jul 26 Vinoy Park Tampa, FL
Sat Jul 27 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
Fri July 28 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, FL
Mon Jul 29 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Charlotte, NC
Tues Jul 30 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Wed Jul 31 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
Fri Aug 2 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 3 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
Sun Aug 4 Reliant Center Houston, TX
12:51 PM on 05/22/13
That's sick, well done to them, fully deserved after 3 of the best pop punk albums to ever be made.
12:52 PM on 05/22/13
Sooooooooooo well deserved.
Good for them!!!
12:52 PM on 05/22/13
so happy for them. legitimately my favorite album of the past five years.
12:52 PM on 05/22/13
This is such a big fucking deal. My mind is blown. I'm so happy. Congrats guys!!!!
12:55 PM on 05/22/13
So incredibly proud of them. Putting Lansdale on the map, boys.
12:56 PM on 05/22/13
Insane. But couldn't happen to a better group of guys.
12:56 PM on 05/22/13
I'm just an artist on a shelf.
how many did they push for Suburbia?
12:56 PM on 05/22/13
So solid, I'm actually surprised it didn't sell more.
12:57 PM on 05/22/13
I'm hoping some bonus tracks will emerge over time. not right away because I'm still
digesting this album but eventually. I feel like bonus tracks for this album would be jaw dropping
01:00 PM on 05/22/13
no. it's american sales. hits is bad at picking up sales from indie stores. soundscan has them at the 19.5 number.