Ben Harper and Longineu Parsons (ex-Yellowcard) will both be performing with Mest on their upcoming tour with Hawthorne Heights and The Ataris.
Just wanted to let the fans know so there is no confusion from now on when Mest shows are announced if it is the "original lineup" it will be listed as MEST "Original Lineup" We wish we could do all of these shows together and that is ideal but due to scheduling we can not. But we know Mest fans want to hear the songs and we haven't been able to bring the songs to them in a long time. We "original" Mest will be playing as much as we can. As much as our combined schedules permit. Unfortunately due to the schedules and jobs of all members we can...
Jason Tate on 12/11/15 - 12:40 PM
Hawthorne Heights, Mest and The Ataris will be teaming up for the "Three Headed Monstour" in 2016 with support from Handguns and London Falling. Hawthorne Heights will be performing If Only You Were Lonely in its entirety at each stop. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 12:32 PM
Mest will be playing a hometown show at Concord Music Hall on January 16th. Tickets are now on sale. Showoff, Much the Same, Bastardous, and Nightcap will be opening.
Jason Tate on 11/13/15 - 11:41 AM
It looks like Mest is getting back together for some shows.
Mest was formed in 1995 on the SouthSide of Chicago in a town called Blue Island by the singer Tony Lovato and his cousin Matt Lovato the bassist. After touring the world for many years and releasing 5 records the band decided to part ways in 2005. No talks of ever playing together again had taken place until a couple months ago when Matt sent a message to Tony telling him his daughter was learning Mest songs on the bass guitar and she demanded he tell him. Through that one message it lead to the conversation of what it would be like to get on stage together with the original lineup and play a couple shows. Tony and Matt then...
Jason Tate on 03/23/15 - 01:32 PM
Mest has released Broken Down, their kickstarter-funded acoustic album. It's on iTunes and Rdio.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 03:47 PM
Mest's Kickstarter to fund their acoustic record was successful. The band asked for $3,000 and was able to raise $11,332 with the help of 321 backers.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:19 AM
Mest has started a Kickstarter to fund an acoustic album.

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Jason Tate on 11/13/13 - 02:12 PM
Mest's lost-awaited new album Not What You Expected will finally be released on September 24th as a free (or pay-what-you-want) download on their website.

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Jason Tate on 09/23/13 - 12:37 PM
Download a new Mest song titled "Radio (Something To Believe)" here. It's a collaboration with Tom Denney (ex-A Day To Remember).
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/04/13 - 04:57 PM
A Day To Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon will be lending his vocals to a new Mest song.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/15/13 - 08:04 AM
Update: We know it's not Mest now - we'll update this post if there's any confirmed info. Rise will announce it next week.

Rise Records recently tweeted that they are announcing a new signing this upcoming week. Shortly after, Mest vocalist Tony Lovato retweeted an AltPress news story saying "Rise Records announcing new band MEST next week" - but since then, AltPress' news story has had the Mest part edited out. Mest also recently toured with Rise Records bands Attack Attack! and Secrets, so the signing doesn't seem too out-of-this-world. Either way, we'll find out next week.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/27/12 - 03:13 PM
A new Mest song is available for download.

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Jason Tate on 05/14/12 - 09:25 PM
You may have noticed that the new Mest album didn't come out today. It was due to "mixing and mastering." Look for a free download of a new song next week, but there's been no mention of a new release date yet.

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Jason Tate on 04/24/12 - 05:43 PM
PunkNews.org posted an interview up with Tony from Mest.
From the InterviewYeah, looking back at the time, I think I was thinking it was just recreational use and I was having a good time, but then I realized there'd be two or three days where I'd be laying on the couch and I wouldn't even get up to eat, then I'd have such bad anxiety where I couldn't even get in my own car to drive two blocks to Burger King or something. I think it was noon one day and we were up all night doing drugs and my heart was racing so fast, I was like, "Fuck, I need to take a shower to come down." And I remember being in the shower where I was having one of those moments where I thought something's not...
Jason Tate on 04/10/12 - 02:12 PM
Mest's video for "Almost" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/07/12 - 01:54 PM
Mest's new single "Almost" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/14/12 - 12:09 PM
A clip of the new Mest single can be heard here.
Jason Tate on 02/12/12 - 02:49 PM
Mest will release their new single, "Almost," on February 14th.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/03/12 - 03:54 PM
Mest will be returning in 2012 with a new album, new tour and new merch.

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Matthew Tsai on 11/22/11 - 04:33 PM
According to Tony Lavato, Mest will release their new album late this summer.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/06/11 - 09:07 AM
Mest is having an "Everything Must Go" sale in their webstore. Things are cheap; check it out.
Anton Djamoos on 01/27/10 - 07:49 PM
The A-Gang, the new project of Nick Gigler of Mest and Rich Tschirhart of the Suicide Machines, have posted a new song called "That Sinking Feeling," which features Jay Navarro (ex-Suicide Machines) on myspace.
Blake Solomon on 11/04/09 - 10:51 AM
Nick Gigler of Mest and Rich Tschirhart of The Suicide Machines have formed The A-Gang. The band has 3 songs from their upcoming album on their MySpace, as well as some tour dates posted.
Mike Kraft on 04/02/09 - 10:39 AM
Matt Lovato and Jeremiah Rangel of Mest fame have started a new band called The Twilight And The Sound and have posted two songs to their myspace.

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jaimej on 10/27/08 - 08:08 AM
Mest have posted a new song on myspace.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/24/08 - 07:25 PM
The dates for the upcoming Mest, Quietdrive, Rookie of the Year, and Automatic Loveletter tour are now up on Rookie of the Year's myspace. Head to the replies to check out a picture of Rookie of the Year with the real rookie of the year.
Rohan Kohli on 08/22/08 - 11:15 AM
Did the lineup to this tour change? Ticketmaster is showing dates now with Mest, Automatic Loveletter, Quietdrive, and Rookie Of The Year.
Steve Henderson on 08/01/08 - 07:14 PM
Mest will be going on the "One Night Stand" tour this Fall with Powerspace, Automatic Loveletter, Quietdrive, and The Ability.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/29/08 - 12:02 PM
The Academy Is and Mest will both be interviewed tonight on DJ Rossstar's Punk Rock Show at 7PM PST. You can listen to the radio show here. If you have questions for the artist(s), feel free to call (818) 641-1605, or send an IM to DJRossstar08. Beginning in September, DJ Rossstar will have his own column in Substream Music Press.
Jonathan Lally on 07/23/08 - 11:16 AM
Tony Lovato is writing for what will become a new Mest EP. Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motorhead) is slated to produce.
Tony Pascarella on 07/09/08 - 08:33 AM
One Moment Management have sent an update regarding their upcoming plans, including news of Tony Lovato writing new Mest songs for a fall album release.
UpdateWe here at One Moment wanted to let you in on a few secrets early that we're up to over here. First off, we'd love to tell you that Tony Lovato, singer of MEST is writing new MEST songs for a possible future album as early as this fall. We'll have more information about that soon but we thought it would be great to let you in on that real early. There also might be a tour in the works too :) Rumors Rumors Rumors.

We also wanted to let you in on another secret: there will be a ONE MOMENT TOUR this fall too. Stay...
Anton Djamoos on 06/30/08 - 02:46 PM
The Get Go (ex- Mest, Allister, Showoff) has finished their debut record. They're also on the look out for a record label, management, and an agent.
Message From The BandAfter 6 weeks in the studio with Producer Marc Mclusky, we have finished tracking our debut album! We all feel that this is the best record that any of us have ever been a part of and we are extremely excited to get this to peoples ears and get back on the road full time. We will begin looking for Labels, management, and an Agent soon in hopes of global domination!

Hugs and kisses...
The Get Go
Nathan Lint on 11/19/07 - 12:23 PM
Tony Lovato (former singer of Mest), who was accused of murder after fatally stabbing a man on March 25th, has been released from jail and will not face murder charges.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/27/07 - 03:56 PM
MTV has posted an article regarding the arrest of Mest's Tony Lovato. Billboard Music recently posted an article as well.
Jared Kaufman on 03/26/07 - 07:20 AM
Tony Lovato (ex-singer of Mest) has a new band named Permanent Holiday and he's being hassled by another band named Permanent Holiday to change the name. Check below to see what Tony's opposition had to say about the issue.

Note: Keep in mind, this is only one side of the story. Also, don't always believe everything you read when it comes to "direct" quotes.
Permanent Holiday May Be Temporary For TonyTony Lovato stole our name "Permanent Holiday" and we plan on fighting for it by any means neccesary. We asked him nicely to change it to which his reply was "nothing to get all bent about" and "you should be stoked I'm sure there are alot of kids comin over to your site simply based on the...
Frank Giaramita on 06/08/06 - 03:40 AM
Mest, Allister, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Classic Crime and Bottom Line started their west coast tour yesterday. Remaining dates can be found below.
Tour DatesFeb. 23 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
Feb. 24 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Feb. 25 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Feb. 28 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Mar. 1 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jared Kaufman on 02/24/06 - 09:41 AM
Fan reports in: According to John Feldman of Goldfinger (based on what he said at their show in Petaluma), Matt (bass) of Mest left the band to paint full time, and an old Goldfinger guitarist will be filling in for him on the band's last tour. After the tour, Jeremiah (guitar) is leaving to write screenplays for movies. Nick and Tony will stay together and start a new band.

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Rohan Kohli on 01/18/06 - 01:27 PM
Mest has posted a few more tour dates; check their MySpace page for more detailed information:
Dates2/21/06 Las Vegas, NV
2/22/06 Tempe, AZ
2/23/06 Tucson, AZ
2/23/06 San Diego, CA
2/26/06 San Francisco, CA
2/28/06 Orangevale, CA
3/01/06 Portland, OR
3/02/06 Seattle, WA

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Rohan Kohli on 01/07/06 - 12:26 PM
Mest, Allister, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and The Classic Crime will be hitting the road together in February. Below are the first announced dates.

First Annoucned Mest / Allister / Scary Kids / Classic Crime DatesTue 01/31/06 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Wed 02/01/06 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo
Thu 02/02/06 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
Fri 02/03/06 Buffalo, NY The Showplace
Tue 02/07/06 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Wed 02/08/06 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
Thu 02/09/06 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Fri 02/10/06 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
Sun 02/12/06 Cleveland, OH Odeon Concert Club
Tue 02/14/06 Cincinnati,...
Frank Giaramita on 12/30/05 - 09:01 PM
Fans report in: Last night at the Allister / Houston Calls / Day at the Fair / The Fold show in Minneapolis, Kyle of Allister said there will be an Allister / Mest tour in Febuary / March of 2006

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Rohan Kohli on 12/04/05 - 10:07 PM
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