Pop-punk vets Forever Came Calling announce the “10 Years of Contender” U.S. headlining tour to celebrate a decade since the release of their staple album “Contender” and to mark a revitalizing era for the band. The band will be playing fan-favorite tracks from the album at each show. Alongside Forever Came Calling is support from Homesafe, Pollyanna, Handguns, Nominee, and Death Lens. Coinciding with the upcoming tour is their highly anticipated set at So What?! Festival on Sunday, May 28th. Tickets are available here.
“This album release means the world to this band and to all of our careers. This album kickstarted FCC being a full-time touring band, it helped a group of friends from 29 Palms see parts of the world that felt impossible to reach. This album, and the community you all built around it, validated some desert kids' dreams. We want to celebrate that with as many of you as possible. Thank you so much for the last ten years; it's been a ride.” - Joe Candelaria, Vocals for Forever Came Calling
Southern California emo pop band Forever Came Calling formed with no greater aspirations than covering songs by Taking Back Sunday and Senses Fail in 2006. The band was founded by then guitarist-vocalist Joe Candelaria and bassist John Swaba and has shuffled through multiple line-ups since then, frequently incorporating longtime friends from their desert hometown. The band self-released the EP HopE.P.assion in (2010) and achieved national visibility after being featured in the documentary No Room for Rockstars (2012), which filmed the band alongside Mike Posner, Never Shout Never, and Suicide Silence on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour.
With access to a wider audience, they released a split EP with Handguns via Pure Noise Records in [year]. Forever Came Calling released their debut album Contender (Pure Noise Records) in 2012, prompting a two-year touring stint that would take them to the UK, mainland Europe, Japan, Australia, and Canada. In 2014 the band stepped back into the studio to record their second full-length What Matters Most… (Pure Noise Records), which was released later that year. That release was followed by a similar schedule of extensive touring.
In 2016 the band decided to slow down from being on the road so they could focus on home life and what was next. After two years of moderate touring, they got together to record a new EP, released as Retro Future in a partnership with Smart Punk Records. The EP went on to chart on several Billboard charts. The band toured the US and UK in support of it. Now the band is set out to rewrite its history while celebrating 10 Years of Contender.