THE BANDS: The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, Mindflow
THE CAUSE: The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
For more information visit Itgetsbetter.org
THE SPONSORS:Take Action thanks, our many great sponsors of the tour. Those generously supporting the 2013 tour are Tilly’s, Anger Music Group, Hopeless Records, Equal Vision Records, Rise Records and all of the artists and labels on the 2013 Take Action compilation.
The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah. Formed in 2001, the group signed to Reprise Records the same year and rose to fame in June 2002 after releasing their self-titled debut album. They followed up with their second album, In Love and Death, in September 2004 and their third album, Lies for the Liars, in May 2007. Shallow Believer, an EP that featured most of the band's B-sides, was released in February 2008. They spent 2008 working on their fourth studio album, Artwork, which was released on August 31, 2009. A fifth album, titled Vulnerable, was released in March 2012 through the independent label Hopeless Records. Albums by The Used have achieved gold and platinum statuses in more than six countries worldwide. By 2008, they had sold over 3 million records worldwide.
CROWN THE EMPIRE
We are a band out of Dallas Texas. We are learning. We are humble. We would like to meet you.
WE CAME AS ROMANS
We Came as Romans are an American metalcore band from Troy, Michigan. Formed in 2005, the band is managed by Outerloop Management and signed to Equal Vision Records in April 2009. We Came as Romans have released two EPs, Demonstrations (2008) and Dreams (2008), and two full-length albums, To Plant a Seed (2009) and Understanding What We've Grown to Be (2011). We Came as Romans have been known to use Detroit, Michigan as a reference to home, and have toured across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines. They do not consider themselves a Christian band, though touring with christian bands.
Mindflow is a progressive metal band from Brazil. The band was founded in 2003, and they released their first album, Just the Two of Us... Me and Them, the following year. This album turned out to become a great success and has been the record company's bestseller for more than two years, and still is. Their second album, Mind Over Body, was released in 2006. The band's third album Destructive Device, was released in 2008.They released their fourth and most recent album 365 in January 2011.