ARTIST TO WATCH: Action Item
If you haven’t heard of Action Item, then you need to get yourself to YouTube and take a listen!
Action Item is a four-man rock/pop band from New Jersey consisting of Brian Cag, David Buczkowski, Anthony Li, and Dan Brozek who came together in 2008 and have been working hard on their music and perfecting their special sound. And after a number of EPs and albums, they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!
They released their newest EP, “Great Mission:Life”, earlier this month -- check out their first single from the EP below!
Action Item explains that this EP “focuses on things we have learned or experienced after being on the Earth for 20-something years, it was definitely a labor or love, and we feel our fans will really connect with the new music, which is a great showcase of how the band has evolved over the last few years.”
It’s obvious in their music that they have put their heart and soul into this EP, and they want to share it with the world. They are definitely getting their chance to do just that!
This summer, along with their EP release, Action Item is currently on tour supporting MKTO! Action Item says that they “are honored that [MTKO] wanted to take us out on their first American, headlining tour. This entire show is bound to be wild.” The U.S. tour will visit over 30 cites. The band has also toured with artists like Hot Chelle Rae, Owl City, Andy Grammer, and Selena Gomez as well as playing festivals like Warped Tour!
But, their success didn’t happen over night. Action Item has been slowly climbing up the success ladder, if you will, with their previous album, Resolution, making the Top 10 on the Billboard Independent charts. Not to mention their music video for their single, “Last Day of Summer”, hitting number one on MTV.com.
They also collaborated on a YouTube video with the very talented YouTuber, Kurt Hugo Schneider, featuring their single “Brave”. The video reached well over 750,00 views!
See if Action Item will be touring near YOU below!
ACTION ITEM SUMMER 2014 US TOUR DATES
June 27, 2014 - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
June 28, 2014 - Bogart’s Front Room - Cincinnati, OH
June 30, 2014 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
July 1, 2014 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO
July 5, 2014 - Gothic Theater - Englewood, CO
July 6, 2014 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
July 8, 2014 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
July 9, 2014 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
July 11, 2014 House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
July 13, 2014 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
July 15, 2014 - B Ryder’s - Bakersfield, CA
July 16, 2014 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
July 17, 2014 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
July 22, 2014 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
July 24, 2014 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
July 25, 2014 - House of Blues, Dallas, TX
July 27, 2014 - House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
July 29, 2014 - Revolution Live - Ft Lauderdale, FL
July 30, 2014 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
August 1, 2014 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
August 2, 2014 - Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
August 3, 2014 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
August 5, 2014 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
August 6, 2014 - Paradise Lounge - Boston, MA
August 7, 2014 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
August 8, 2014 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
August 9, 2014 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
August 12, 2014 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
August 15, 2014 - Deluxe at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
August 16, 2014 - Newport Music Hall [Indoor] - Columbus, OH
August 17, 2014 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
(Photo via Catherine Powell)
- Amanda Baltazar, YH Staff