Sherman Theater Presents


All Ages
Friday, December 06
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7:30pm
$37 to $147
$37 ADV | $42 DOS (After 5pm on day of show tickets must be purchased at the door)
All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID

General Admission Standing – there isn’t a bad spot in the house!
Reserved Balcony seating available for Sherman Theater Members only
For membership information, please contact [email protected]

VIP BOX: Sherman Theater Members $565 | Non-Members $645
SKYBOX: Sherman Theater Member $750 | Non-Members $830 
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“Twenty. Years. This is going to be like nothing we’ve ever done. They’re Only Chasing Safety in full every night plus *another* set of songs voted on by each city. Every song from every album over the past 20 years will be on the table. Let’s get nuts.”

  • One GA ticket
  • Conversation with Underoath where they will answer fan questions, tell stories, and discuss the impact of They’re Only Chasing Safety on their career
  • Informal hang with the band and individual photo with the full band
  • VIP Exclusive 20th Anniversary edition of They’re Only Chasing Safety on vinyl, (shipped to your home before the tour)
  • Exclusive to VIP – 24-page, full color, standard-sized They’re Only Chasing Safety Comic Book by Sumerian Comics (shipped to your home before the tour)
  • Merchandise shopping prior to doors opening to the public
  • Early entry to the venue
  • For more information regarding VIP, contact [email protected]
UNDEROATH reinvents the balance between chaos and harmony with each successive release. Their compositions, conjured from creative tension, become iconoclastic anthems. Even when the band almost combusts, the crackling energy coalesces into something deeply resonant for millions. Each time they have a chance to do something safe, Underoath challenges themselves instead, with integrity and attitude. Their pair of gold albums and three Grammy nominations stand in stark defiance of the idea of commercial compromise. The Underoath catalog weaponizes noise, aggression, and ambiance as skillfully as melody. The combination of heaviness and headiness found on Define the Great Line makes it the only record of its kind to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The passion and power are as undeniable on tours with Alice In Chains or Bring Me The Horizon as they are in the sweatiest of intimate shows or their genre-redefining runs on Vans Warped Tour. Erase Me (2018) reintroduced Underoath to the world with straightforward riffs and melodies. It’s an almost uplifting album, though not devoid of the confessional desperation powering their songs. The band described Voyeurist (2022) as “high-def violence. ”Placing it among the Top 25 Albums of 2022, alongside records from Slipknot, Ghost, and Meshuggah, Revolver called it “brilliantly unhinged.” The heart of their sound, which delivers naked vulnerability with thrilling force and cinematic lushness, can be heard in generations of bands who’ve pursued their trail. But Underoath refuses to sit still. A provocative and inspiring musical missive, “LET GO” ushers in a new era for the band. Walking an artistic tightrope between immersive access and isolationist otherness, Underoath owns the space between huge choruses and forward-thinking heaviness, both on record and onstage.
Static Dress began with an idea. Creative conduit Olli Appleyard (vocals) was shooting photography for bands and building them up as brands until the point that they got signed by a label. After countless projects, he wanted to start his own project that could act as a portfolio to work with artists/labels in any creative capacity: providing visual art, shooting them and working with new people. The band name was one of hundreds of alternative options on his phone notes. “I wanted a name that could be a brand – if the band didn’t work I could end up making it a fashion brand or a creative company,” he explains, adding that it had to be like ‘Prada’ or ‘Nike’, something singular that doesn’t sound like anything else and certainly nothing trying to sound like a sinister or heavy band. Within a few months of working on Static Dress around full-time hours of photography, Olli wiped his entire online catalog and social accounts full of years of work. His old portfolio was gone. Everyone thought he had quit the industry or assumed he was struggling mentally or emotionally. Then he uploaded their first track and fan favourite, the exhilarating post-hardcore scream-a-long hit, ‘clean.’. It blew up immediately, making it clear that this was never going to be a temporary project. The members had met in the north of England, and after some line-up changes, quickly settled on it’s solid final formation. Following those unusual beginnings in 2019, Static Dress continued to be far from the average rock band. Olli looked to fashion and the interiors world for inspiration, combining all his areas of interest to build mood boards and branding. They sent out postcards every other week, made a comic book, built a loyal email list of fans and kept excitable followers engaged with clues and puzzles. “As soon as you put everything on a plate, you entertain the stupid people as much as they’re going to be entertained but the people who actually want to be involved already know too much so they get bored,” Olli explains of their philosophy. “I want people to find more meaning - there’s so much more meaning in music than just pressing play on Spotify.” In the first coronavirus lockdown, Static Dress jumped on the new possibility for live streamed gigs, determined to stay agile and relevant without the ability to tour. The unfailingly hardworking and multi-talented band shot and curated special Static Dress photographs for press pieces and put maximum effort into everything visual so that fans and potential followers had something to talk about. Watch their early impressive self-made videos or flip through their early press pieces and you’ll see striking uniqueness across the Static Dress brand: the characteristic fish-eye lens, a pantone explosion of blues and reds and dream-like weirdness that doesn’t allow your mind to settle. “We’re now going on arena tours because of videos we made for 300 pounds,” Olli says proudly. “This is the whole message behind this band: I want to inspire people to know they can do anything on their own.” The illusory music videos were unique not in spite of but because of the limitations of a shoe-string budget, Olli pulling the creativity out of the challenge like a rabbit from Houdini’s hat. No shoot pool for the ‘for the attention of...’ video? He’d find a kids paddling pool and staple reflective sheet on the bottom and lay in it for long enough that his lips went blue. “I have to direct in a way that people see things but don’t see them,” says Olli. “A lot of our videos got referenced to David Lynch and at that point I’d never seen anything by David Lynch.” Their winning musical formula was ready-made screamo cult classics that complimented Olli’s vocals with melodic choruses that were impossible not to sing along to. Debut album, Rogue Carpet Disaster, was a labour of DIY love that was completely self-funded, done independently and turned around in just one month. Seven tracks of vocals were recorded in Olli’s sectioned-off parents’ conservatory at night during the height of Covid with a part-time producer who worked a day job for the NHS. “We realised we can do everything on our own,” Olli says of this challenging experience. The record itself is an anxious masterpiece of breakdowns, sonic contradictions and thrilling waves of melody. From the addictively catchy album high-point ‘sweet.’ to the gentle emo beauty of ‘such.a.shame.’ to the touching five minutes of shoegazey contemplation on ‘Marisol’, this is an uncompromising execution of guitar-led music that evokes The Bled, Underoath, MCR and Deftones. The concept is centred around a hotel that’s “almost like a Cluedo” of different characters taking you through various rooms (expanding more in the accompanying comic book and album inlay). Reluctant to explain specifics, Olli insists at this point fans should find their own stories across the breadth of the record. The idea started with the idea of a Natural Born Killers meets Bonnie and Clyde pairing. “You’ve got two absolute wreckheads being hopeless romantics and extremely self-destructive. I wanted to show that if your entire relationship is around substances and having a good time, when the good times stop, what you’ve got is terrible,” says Olli, who himself is sober. Now signed to Roadrunner – the only label they confidently felt wanted to facilitate and amplify the band’s genius – they’re releasing a redux edition of Rouge Carpet Disaster. The four ambitiously creative redux songs will build this cinematic universe along with brand new videos for every single song. ‘Courtney, Just relax (ft. World Of Pleasure)’ feels at least twice as explosive and heavy while the crystal clear production on ‘Di-sinTer (Glitter Redux)’ elevates it to a seminal 00s mainstream emo staple you miraculously missed. ‘Such.a.shame (Smoking Lounge Redux)’ sounds like Static Dress transported to a 50s piano bar and alt bedroom pop sensation Sophie Meiers adds tastefully delicate vocals to a longing rendition of ‘Attempt 8’. “Static Dress: that name is no longer just an idea in my head – it means something,” he says of where the band is today. News of their live shows travelled fast. Static Dress had a packed-out tent for 2022 Reading and Leeds both days and were the most hyped artist at Slam Dunk 2023. Olli remembers that in America, “people were front-flipping off the stage before we’d gone on.” When the band supported UK rock giants Bring Me The Horizon on their EU tour, the frontman self-assuredly learnt how to command and win over arena stadiums full of people who may or may not have been familiar with who they were. Unlike most bands with predictable live shout-outs and speeches, no two Static Dress shows are ever the same – but that’s the unique type of artists they are. “We never want to fall into the structured formulaic band way. As soon as you’re comfortable it’s done – you’re in the 9-5 band life,” Olli says boldly. “We just want to captivate by being the quietest heavy band you know, enter the mainstream and pull more people into this growing universe.” As MCR’s Gerard Way once wrote of music, “It is bigger than you and me put together.” The only thing bigger than music itself is music that draws people to it with the forcefield of what it proposes: a simple but magnetic idea.
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