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Wage War

Wage War Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 234,152
Category Metal, Metalcore
Concerts
Apr
17
Avondale Brewery
Birmingham
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Apr
18
Fillmore New Orleans
New Orleans
Tickets
Apr
20
Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
Austin
Tickets
Apr
22
Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Grand Junction
Tickets
Apr
24
Riverside Auditorium
Riverside
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Apr
26
SNW Sideshow
Las Vegas
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Apr
27
Sick New World 2024
Las Vegas
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Apr
28
Revel
Albuquerque
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Apr
30
Arvest Bank Theater
Kansas City
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May
01
Val Air Ballroom
West Des Moines
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May
03
EPIC Event Center
Green Bay
Tickets
May
04
The Rust Belt
East Moline
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May
05
The Astro
Omaha
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May
07
The Sylvee
Madison
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May
08
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
Grand Rapids
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May
10
Wind Creek Event Center
Bethlehem
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May
12
Welcome to Rockville 2024
Daytona Beach
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May
14
The NorVa
Norfolk
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May
15
The Ritz
Raleigh
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May
17
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Indianapolis
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May
18
Pointfest 2024
Maryland Heights
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May
19
Sonic Temple Festival 2024
Columbus
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About Wage War
If you think that you've already heard it all when it comes to heavy music, you just haven't heard Wage War. The group -- which is composed of vocalist Briton Bond, guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad, guitarist Seth Blake, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener -- formed in Ocala, Florida, in 2013 and instantly started playing all over the area, quickly getting signed to Fearless Records the old fashioned way: By sending a song to the label. From there the group linked up with the production team of Andrew Wade (Neck Deep, Motionless In White) and A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon who produced their 2015 debut Blueprints together and returned to produce the sophomore full-length Deadweight, which the band started writing immediately after they finished their debut. "I'm very proud of Blueprints but a lot of those songs were written seven years ago so who we are as people and musicians these days is drastically different," Quistad explains -- and a listen to Deadweight confirms that statement. "I think a big strength of this new record is the continuity of sitting in a room together and playing instead of trying to send files back and forth," he continues. "We were truly grinding out songs and I think this album still sounds like Wage War but at the same it has some of our most melodic moments as well as some of the heaviest." The latter is evidenced on songs like "Stitch" which is certain to incite frenzied mosh pits for years to come and displays an aggression that the band have only hinted at in the past. "We really tried to not overthink things on this record and just do whatever worked for the song, even if it was something that people might not necessarily expect," Quistad says. For this reason the band decided it made sense to enlist the aforementioned producers who truly understood Wage War on a deep level. "There were so many early mornings and late nights making this record and it was such a pleasure to work with Andrew and Jeremy again because you could tell that they really cared about it and would go to any ends to make it the best that it could be." From the explosive production to the alternately screamed and sung vocals of "Don't Let Me Fade Away," all seven of the people involved in the making of TBA worked as one unit in working toward the same collective goal. Lyrically, Deadweight sees the band exploring both personal to political issues in a way that's as raw and honest as the music that supports them. "This record is very much a snapshot of the past year; we are all very positive people but in 2016 we went through so much from seeing the world for the first time to scraping the bottom at some point emotionally or with relationships," Quistad admits. From 3 a.m. run-ins with refugees in Europe to flying home only to be confronted with the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, there was no shortage of content to draw from this time around. "We didn't hold anything back when it came to this record, so hopefully it's as therapeutic for listeners as it was for us." In a heavy music scene that's increasingly formulaic, Wage War pride themselves on the fact that they listen to a diverse range of music. "I'm a big fan of country music which surprises a lot of people and other guitarist Seth is really into pop music," Quistad explains. "We have an appreciation for all kinds of stuff and I think that all of it bleeds into the album in some way even if it's not always blatant." Take the song "Johnny Cash" which recalls the country tradition of paying homage to a pioneer of a genre while still retaining the heaviness of the act. "We get called metalcore a lot but we've never pledged allegiance to any genre because we always want to do something beyond that in the sense that we just listen to what we love and try to incorporate that into Wage War." More than anything though, the band can't wait to get back on the road and start playing the songs from Deadweight live. "We played three hometown shows at the end of last year where we would include a new song and it was so cool to see the crowd react to the new material," Quistad says – and it's obvious that palpable excitement goes both ways. "This album is the truest representation of Wage War in the sense that we wanted to put every part of us under the microscope and come up with something that we're not only proud of but also encompasses what we want to be as a band and the kind of musical statement we want to lay down," he summarizes. "I would say this is a defining album for our band." Second album Deadweight featuring 'Witness' available now on Fearless Records​. Watch the new 'Witness' music video and listen to the album at wagewarband.com!
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Genres
Metal, Metalcore
Band members
Cody Quistad - Guitar Vocals @codyquistad, Seth Blake - Guitar @sethwagewar, Stephen Kluesener - Drums @SJ_Kluesener, Chris Gaylord - Bass @chriswarreng, Briton Bond - Vocals @briton_bond
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What fans are saying
Kinzie
5 / 5
The boys were fricken amazing! The energy they brought to the stage, the sound, everything about this was amazing! I’m so glad I got to see them again and this time I knew who they were 😂 new fan but very pleased! Even my best friend who had no clue who they were was rockin out and is now obsessed!!
The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory Irving, TX
Aug 14, 2022
Jeremy
5 / 5
This Wage War concert was definitely the best show I have ever been to in my life. Really nice guys and super talented. I took my 12 year son to this as his first Metal show ever and he had a blast. We didn't want the show to end. I can't wait to see them again.
Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Apr 26, 2022
Will
3 / 5
The concert itself was excellent and all the bands KILLED it! However, The Castle (venue) seemed to be a little overcrowded, and there were railings in the middle of the venue, so it was difficult to move, dance, mosh, etc. Other than that, it was a night Ill definitely remember for a while!
Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
May 14, 2022
Saki
5 / 5
Concert was great! Definitely wouldn’t suggest this venue again, though. It seemed too small for the amount of people who went. The band played many of my favorite songs, some old and some newer! I’m happy to finally see them! I’ll definitely see them again just maybe not in Buffalo lol
Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Jul 23, 2023
Robbert
5 / 5
Facking awsome !!! Was there only tot you Guys 2nd time i Saw you live , one of my favoriete bands off all time , i would love two have a patch bit you Guys Sony have IT :( when you get your solo show more songs !!!
Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 17, 2018
Crystal
5 / 5
Absolutely amazing from first to last song. One of my favorite bands. Great energy on stage! Set list was perfect! This was my first time seeing them live and I was blown away. Already one of my favorite bands but just moved up the list with last night’s performance!
Santander Arena Reading, PA
Aug 04, 2022
Cays
5 / 5
Best fucking show!! The crowd was packed and wild with some of the most considerate, kind, badass metal heads you could think of. This band bleeds good intention and passion, so the fans are gonna be the same. Will definitely be seeing them again. Please come back to Indy! Haha
Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
May 19, 2022
Stephen
5 / 5
I loved the acoustic set both bands did, it was a wonderful change of pace. I still enjoy the usual music, but having a new way to love the music I play on repeat already was amazing. Can’t wait till you guys come to Central NY again!
Kodak Center Rochester, NY
Dec 09, 2022
Austin
5 / 5
WAGE WAR kills it every time even though we were sat by some rude people who were so loud we couldn’t hear our favorite band of all time perform it was still an amazing performance from them everyone should see WAGE WAR atleast once in their life!
Chicago Theater Chicago, IL
Dec 13, 2022
Gunnar
5 / 5
Wage War put on such an amazing show, always. They have such a high energy and great performance and they got the crowd moving like they always do. I think i speak for Pittsburgh when i say we love you and always appreciate you coming back!
Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 26, 2022
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Wage War Tour Cities
Bethlehem, PA Las Vegas, NV Grand Junction, CO Green Bay, WI Columbus, OH Daytona Beach, FL Omaha, NE West Des Moines, IA Grand Rapids, MI Raleigh, NC New Orleans, LA Riverside, CA Kansas City, MO Norfolk, VA East Moline, IL Albuquerque, NM Indianapolis, IN Madison, WI Maryland Heights, MO Austin, TX Birmingham, AL

Frequently Asked Questions About Wage War

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Wage War on tour?

Yes, Wage War is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Wage War concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Wage War tour is scheduled for 22 dates across 21 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Wage War scheduled to play?

Wage War is scheduled to play 22 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Wage War tour start?

Wage War’s tour starts Apr 17, 2024 and ends on May 19, 2024. They will play 21 cities; their most recent concert was held in Birmingham at Avondale Brewery and their next upcoming concert will be in Las Vegas at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

What venues is Wage War performing at?

As part of the Wage War tour, Wage War is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 17 - Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewery
Apr 18 - New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans
Apr 20 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
Apr 22 - Grand Junction, CO @ Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park
Apr 24 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Auditorium
Apr 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Apr 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Apr 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
Apr 30 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater
May 01 - West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
May 03 - Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center
May 04 - East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
May 05 - Omaha, NE @ The Astro
May 07 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
May 08 - Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe
May 10 - Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Event Center
May 12 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona International Speedway
May 14 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
May 15 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 18 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino
May 19 - Columbus, OH @ Historic Crew Stadium
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