Chestertown, MD, October 17, 2005 — Washington College welcomes Dashboard Confessional to its Benjamin A. Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, Saturday, November 5, 2005, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Washington College students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $15 each (with a five ticket maximum) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Office of Student Affairs.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available starting October 24 through all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com,or by calling 410-547-SEAT.
It's been four years since Chris Carrabba first decided to record some of his private songs and released them as the spartan Swiss Army Romance, recently reissued on the Anodyne Records, and three years since the release of the second Dashboard Confessional album, the brutal, masterfulThe Places You Have Come to Fear the Most. As Carrabba toured that record, first solo, then with some friends—and eventually as the dedicated quartet that comprises Dashboard Confessional today—a funny thing happened. The diehards who had packed his earliest shows—when he was just a stage-fright wracked kid alone onstage with an acoustic guitar, sandwiched between hardcore bands—had spread the word about his songs like unkept secrets, and the number of fans doubled, then tripled, and everyone of them knew all the words to all of the songs by heart.
MTV picked up on what was happening and started playing the video for "Screaming Infidelities," then made Dashboard the first non-platinum act to get its own episode of MTV Unplugged. A summer tour with Weezer followed. Then an MTV Video Music Award—the one, of course, that was voted on by the fans. Their latest album, A Mark A Mission A Brand A Scar, was recorded and produced in Carrabba's hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, by Gil Norton of The Pixies and Foo Fighters fame, and continues to charm audiences worldwide with its effusive and complicated sound.
Learn more about the band at dashboardconfessional.com.