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Comeback Kid

Comeback Kid


Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003's Turn It Around , COMEBACK KID has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with and incorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore.

Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada's underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of five full-length international releases along with two live albums. Says current vocalist Andrew Neufeld about the band's origins: "We wanted to keep the intensity from our other bands or those we looked up to at the time, but also took influence from '90s skate punk and more melodic acts."

He continues: "We wanted the music to be heavy, but the vocals were meant to incorporate a bit more melody than was found in traditional hardcore. Still, I don't think we knew how far we could go with it at the time." The band's sophomore effort, 2005's Wake The Dead , affirmed their position atop the heap of modern hardcore bands; however, when writing commenced for 2007's Broadcasting... , then-vocalist and founding member Scott Wade announced his departure from the group, finding Neufeld abandoning his axe to take over vocal duties. But Broadcasting... didn't miss a beat. With Neufeld more than capably filling Wade's shoes, they delivered a powerful record that was undeniably COMEBACK KID while incorporating further-developed musical ideas and a more colorful vocal performance.

Having delivered their pure and passionate brand of hardcore to fans around the world since 2002, COMEBACK KID released a live CD/DVD package dubbed Through The Noise in 2008. On top of accurately relaying the intensity and attitude of a COMEBACK KID performance through a 17-song set list comprised of favorites from the band's three previous releases, it also included an hour-long documentary entitled "Our Distance" that shared the band's story to date. The documentary allowed fans an inside look their tours, how they started and where they are going, testament to their desire to remain connected to their crowds. The band went on to dominate stages on several continents and worked on an array of other projects, music and otherwise, all while composing the fourth COMEBACK KID record, Symptoms + Cures, an offering that saw the band pushing their output to a new plateau. Released in 2010, the album was rooted in the brand of hardcore that its three predecessors helped established, yet incorporated more musical layers and vocal variance than ever.

"We really found our mesh with Andrew singing," said drummer Kyle Profeta about the effort. "Our last album was more of a 'feeler.' We were just getting in the mode of Andrew becoming our front man. With Symptoms + Cures, we've really found our sound with him and we're all really excited about it."

Upon delivering the new project to the masses, COMEBACK KID embarked on a world tour, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like BAD RELIGION, DROPKICK MURPHYS, MADBALL, SICK OF IT ALL, FOUR YEAR STRONG, PARKWAY DRIVE, NOFX, and many more.

With their devout supporters behind them, COMEBACK KID played sold out shows all over the world, staying busy, performing at international festivals such as Groezrock, Amnesia Rockfest, Hellfest, Grasspop, Pukkelpop, Amnesia Rockfest, Deichbrand Festival, Dour Festival, Resurrection Fest, and hundreds of shows in between. Fans can be rest assured that the future will prove just as impressive, with the release of their last LP Die Knowing. It is nothing short of to a crowd pleaser.

Alternative Press comments, "Die Knowing succeeds where so many others fail: in conveying emotion, engaging the listener and creating an experience. " Hardly a "comeback", the guys of COMEBACK KID continue to remind us time and time again that they are here to stay.

2017 marks the year Comeback Kid release Outsider. Their most adventurous album to date is slated for a fall 2017 release.

Releases

Shows

Aug 18
 
Mirabel, QC
 
TBA
DesBouleaux Fest
Sep 14
 
Quebec City, QC
 
Salle Multi
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 15
 
Montreal, QC
 
Le National
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 16
 
Kitchener, ON
 
Koi Fest
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 17
 
Ottawa, ON
 
Brass Monkey
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 19
 
Kingston, ON
 
Overtime
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 20
 
Toronto, ON
 
Opera House
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 22
 
Hamilton, ON
 
Absinthe
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 23
 
London, ON
 
London Music Hall
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 26
 
Winnipeg, MB
 
Park Theatre
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 27
 
Regina, SK
 
The Exchange
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 28
 
Edmonton, AB
 
The Needle
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Sep 30
 
Calgary, AB
 
The Gateway at SAIT
w/ Counterparts, Stray from the Path, Gideon
Nov 16
 
Antwerp, Belgium
 
Trix
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 17
 
Oberhausen, Germany
 
Kulttempel
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 18
 
Leipzig, Germany
 
Conne Island
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 19
 
Frankfurt, Germany
 
Zoom
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 20
 
München, Germany
 
Backstage
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 21
 
Berlin, Germany
 
SO36
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 22
 
Hamburg, Germany
 
Markthalle
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 23
 
Utrecht, Netherlands
 
Helling
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 24
 
London, England
 
Koko
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 25
 
Brighton, England
 
Concorde 2
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 26
 
Bristol, England
 
Bierkeller
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 27
 
Birmingham, England
 
02 Institute 2
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 28
 
Manchester, England
 
Academy 2
w/ Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 29
 
Paris, France
 
Gibus
w/ Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Nov 30
 
Aarau, Switzerland
 
Kiff
w/ Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Dec 01
 
Vienna, Austria
 
Flex
w/ Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Dec 02
 
Budapest, Hungary
 
Akvarium
w/ Knocked Loose, Higher Power
 
Dec 03
 
Prague, Czech Republic
 
Futurum
w/ Knocked Loose, Higher Power