AUTHORITY ZERO & VERSUS THE WORLD to Support The Ataris-‘So Long, Astoria’ Reunion Tour!

For the first time in a decade, the classic lineup of The Ataris will reconvene to perform their million-selling album, So Long, Astoria, in its entirety from start to finish.   For one tour only, Kristopher Roe, Mike Davenport, Chris Knapp and John Collura will share the stage to celebrate their beloved album, performing fan-favorite hits like “So Long, Astoria,” “The Saddest Song” and their iconic version of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer.”  Support will include: Authority Zero, Drag The River, Versus The World and Gasoline Heart.  Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale to the public on December 20th.
In conjunction with today’s tour announcement, The Ataris has released part one of a new mini-documentary about the band’s reunion and the making of So Long, Astoria.  Watch it now, exclusively at
Formed in 1996, The Ataris went on to sell hundreds of thousands of albums on small independent label Kung Fu Records before signing to Columbia Records in 2001.  In 2003, the band released their career-defining album, So Long, Astoria, which sold over a million copies and spawned the hits, “In this Diary,” “The Saddest Song” and “Boys of Summer.”
After headlining multiple Warped Tours and selling out major tours of their own, the classic line-up of The Ataris disbanded in 2004, leaving behind a legacy of influence and rock-radio anthems that still live on today.
A decade later, that lineup will reunite for one tour to celebrate So Long, Astoria, an album that helped redefine punk rock in the early 2000’s with vivid confessionals and melodic heartfelt sing-alongs.
“I’m looking forward to going out and bringing these songs to a crowd and really giving it our all, and hopefully bringing some of these fun memories back to our fans,” singer/guitarist Kristopher Roe says.  “I really feel like the most important thing is to be reconnected with three of my old best friends.  I’m excited to go out and make music with them again.”
“It’s a lot of nostalgia to come back and do this tour,” guitarist John Collura adds.  “It’s a celebration of what the four of us accomplished as a band.”
“This tour, for me, means more of redemption,” concludes bassist Mike Davenport.  “Us four reunited again, performing what I think is one of our best albums.”
“I haven’t seen these guys in forever,” drummer Chris Knapp says.  “It’s going to be crazy.”
The Ataris’ So Long, Astoria Reunion Tour Dates:
Feb 28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock-N0 Authority Zero
March 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar-No Authority Zero
March 2 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s-No Authority Zero
March 3 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company-No Authority Zero
March 5 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
March 6 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
March 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 8 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
March 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 12 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
March 13 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
March 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (Club Sound)
March 15 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall-No Authority Zero
March 16 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
March 18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
March 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights-No VTW
March 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues-No VTW
March 22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue-No VTW
March 23 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter-No VTW
March 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom-No VTW
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar-No VTW
March 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts-No VTW
March 28 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore-No VTW
March 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall-No VTW
March 30 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre-No VTW


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