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Backtrack breaking up, announce farewell tour

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:22 AM PT


Backtrack break up

After more than a decade together, Long Island hardcore punk band Backtrack are calling it quits. Before hanging it up, however, the group will do some final touring in North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Dates announced thus far can be found below (the European tour schedule has yet to be revealed).

dates w/ Dead Heat, Rule Them All
6/14 Philadelphia, Pa @ Underground Arts
6/15 Worcester, Ma @ The Palladium
6/16 Richmond, Va @ The Warehouse
6/17 Atlanta, Ga @ The Bakery
6/18 Tampa, Fl @ The Brass Mug
6/19 Louisville, Ky @ Spinelli's
6/20 Chicago, Il @ The Beat Kitchen
6/21 Cleveland, Oh @ Now Thats Class
6/22 Detroit, Mi @ The Sanctuary
6/24 Toronto, On @ Hard Luck (no Dead Heat)
6/25 Montreal, Qc @ Bar Le Ritz (no Dead Heat)
6/28 Brooklyn, Ny @ Brooklyn Bazaar (no Dead Heat, Rule Them All)

dates w/ King Nine, Minus, Somerset Thrower
8/9 Los Angeles, Ca @ The Lodge Room
8/10 Berkeley, Ca @ Gilman Street
8/11 San Diego, Ca @ Che Cafe
8/12 Las Vegas, Nv @ American Legion Post 8 (King Nine, Minus)

9/14 Bankok, Thailand @ Brownstone Studio
9/15 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ Angkasa
9/16 Singapore @ Decline
9/18 Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Music
9/21 Kawasaki, japan @ Club Citta (Bloodaxe Festival)

9/25 Perth, Western Australia @ Amplifier Bar
9/27 Adelaide, South Australia @ Enigma Bar
9/28 Melbourne, Victoria @ Stay Gold
9/29 Sydney, New South Wales @ Crowbar
9/30 Newcastle, New South Wales @ Hamilton Station
10/2 Brisbane, Queensland @ Crowbar


95 comments


anonymous
7 days ago
Cool. Some band I never heard of before today is breaking up because being in a hardcore band in 2019 is barely one notch above voting liberal on the scale of social acceptability.

See you at the welfare office, you assholes.

anonymous
7 days ago
WOAH SO BUMMED




JK

anonymous
7 days ago
"Who?" queried all of Lambgoat.

anonymous
7 days ago
Vince Bennett from the acacia strain probably lives at home with his mom

anonymous
7 days ago
Vince Bennett from the acacia strain probably lives at home with his mom

^^^^^^

He definitely lives at home with his mom.

anonymous
7 days ago
I guess this is a direct result of them getting beat down by DMS dudes a couple weeks ago? Ricky got put in place.

anonymous
7 days ago
^why tf does an nationwide scene of kids/bands still allow these gangs control everything? Does anyone realize only highschoolers think the macho tough guy bs is cool?

anonymous
7 days ago
"I guess this is a direct result of them getting beat down by DMS dudes a couple weeks ago? Ricky got put in place."

Oh man, if only this was true.

anonymous
7 days ago
Finally some good news , 11 years of rich Long Island people singing about hard times they never experienced

anonymous
7 days ago
Barebacktrack

anonymous
7 days ago
"Finally some good news , 11 years of rich Long Island people singing about hard times they never experienced."

BACKing this statement.

anonymous
7 days ago
Thank god

Rich kids desperate to join a "gang" are not stoked!

anonymous
7 days ago
James from state of mind touring here wish I booked this tour

anonymous
7 days ago
Who TF are these opening bands on the first stretch of tour?

7 days ago
If you havEn't heard of Backtrack at some point you probably pretty old and out of the loop or pretty young and think bands like Bloodbather are good

RIP Wealthcore

anonymous
7 days ago
dead heat is cool

anonymous
7 days ago
TAYLOR "TAYTAY" FROM ROCKFORD HERE. CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!
DO YOU REMEMBER THAT ONE TIME I BOOKED MY FIRST SHOW AS A TEENAGER? IT WAS JUST MY FRIENDS WHO WERE IN BANDS WHO WERE DESPERATE TO PLAY, SO I TELL EVERYONE IVE BEEN BOOKING SHIWS EVER SINCE I WAS A KID!

RETWEET RETWEET!

anonymous
7 days ago
It's true. Ricky was fronting DMS money for some "activities". He wasnt seeing any returns on it and got frustrated / tried to take a stand. He got put in his place

anonymous
7 days ago
Brokeback

anonymous
7 days ago
why tf does an nationwide scene of kids/bands still allow these gangs control everything? Does anyone realize only highschoolers think the macho tough guy bs is cool?

Because kids dont want to get beat down, stabbed or shot.

anonymous
7 days ago
^^^^^^
Have you even seen Vince's mom?! I'd totally live at home with her too

anonymous
7 days ago
Damn, who's Terror gonna tour with fourteen times a year now?

anonymous
7 days ago
they'll announce the reunion of the band in 2021

anonymous
7 days ago
It's true. Ricky was fronting DMS money for some "activities". He wasnt seeing any returns on it and got frustrated / tried to take a stand. He got put in his place

^^^^^^

Be good or be good at it.

#Fruits
#f*ckThisBand
#HardcoreSucks

anonymous
7 days ago
Vitalos dad's credit card finally hit its limit.

anonymous
7 days ago
Backtrack calling it quits because all of their fans are "goths" now.. time to cash in my high school sister of mercy shirts.

anonymous
7 days ago
darker half was their only good track... fight me about it

anonymous
7 days ago
One of the most boring and mediocre "NYHC" bands of the decade for sure.

anonymous
7 days ago
^^ you ain't lyin. I saw them with No Warning and Higher Power last year(?) and Backtrack nearly put me to sleep. Totally killed the energy of the show and by the time No Warning played it was like eh.

7 days ago
People thought this band might be cool when Darker Half dropped, then people found out they had money and they never made anything listenable again

anonymous
7 days ago
Dudes that daterape are not stoked

anonymous
7 days ago
YO headlining TIHC 2021 and with a discography on Edgewood records, the cum stained junior panties reunion BACKTRACK.

anonymous
7 days ago
Vitalo here, found out i can't rip off bands anymore booking 1 shitty overpriced tour a summer. Gotta go work in daddies office like a real adult. laterz turds

anonymous
6 days ago
Wacktrack. The band who morons called "NYHC" when the location on their Facebook was/is "Long Island." The LIHC band whose singer has lived in So Cal since 2012/13 maybe longer. The LIHC band who played LI and NYC once a year each like they were some big headliner when they weren't. The band who was so big they never sold out a show on LI or NYC without an undercard to help them. The band who constantly supported Terror, Harm's Way, or some metalcore band.

Good riddance!

anonymous
6 days ago
Deadbeat dads stoked to get real jobs instead of being in backtrack.

PAY UP OR GET GARNISHED BITCH

anonymous
6 days ago
Incendiary, King Nine, Regulate, Hangman, The Fight & Rule Them All (the only LIHC bands left now) should take a fu cking cue from Backtrack and break up, too, esp. Regulate with their rapist drummer.

anonymous
6 days ago
Fun/ny fact:

Incendiary, Cruel Hand & Death Before Dishonor will be the only active East Coast (Maine to Florida) hardcore bands who formed in the 2000s after Backtrack break up, and all three suck/touring together couldn't draw 75 or more people between them in most parts of the US.

What a decade, huh? LOL

anonymous
6 days ago
^^^ I forgot Wisdom In Chains, so no more than 85 people per Cruel Hand/Incendiary/DBD/WIC show LOL.

anonymous
6 days ago
Yo LIHC so let's have our last show be in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia not on Long Island. Like I said - Wacktrack.

Way to diss where you came from dickheads. Then again you've played LI once a year since 2012 anyway (treated it like a tourstop) so I'm not surprised.

Seriously HTF do they not play LI?

"Earth Crisis will play their last show in...Detroit."

anonymous
6 days ago
Damn, who's Terror gonna tour with fourteen times a year now?>>

Whoever they can jock the followings of since they're no longer a headlining band save by default from being around forever.

When you play second out of five on a Hatebreed tour in 2019 it's over, hang it the fu ck up. 2002-10 is over fellas. They weren't even all that then (their so-called "heyday.")

anonymous
6 days ago
Terror, Cruel Hand (whose singer plays bass for Terror, hilariously), Wisdom In Chain & Death Before Dishonor -tourcore - need to call it a day, too.

Get real jobs fellas. Seriously how do these bands still get shows?

DBD cares more about Europe with their playing Boston-metro once maybe twice a year, hitting local shows they play only, hanging out sorry-asses.

anonymous
6 days ago
Rule Them All should rename themselves Rule The Mall where their gimmick is going to malls and f*cking with mallcore kids by asking them about real hardcore bands on camera, them not knowing who Agnostic Front is, then being sternly but constructively played AF. Then we get to see x amount of them say "they suck dude." Even better - bring Vinny Stigma from AF along to play AF to them haha.

anonymous
6 days ago
Even funnier is asking Mass mallcore kids about Vein then ask them about Slap Shot and Blood For Blood and hear lots of "who?" "never heard of them". Then you tell them Slap Shot's singer made fun of 9/11 victims and BFB's singer is in prison for molesting an underage girl & the kids go of then some random FSU meathead from 1998 posts how he and his crew are gonna kill Rule The Mall when they play Boston.

anonymous
6 days ago
No LI, NJ, or CT show. A NY show at a place which holds 250 tops - what a legacy. Such a big band from NYC-metro PSSSSHHHHHHH and PBBBBTTTTTTT!!!!

anonymous
6 days ago
^^
Lol. Buddah never actually molested a girl, and certainly never went to prison over that incident.

anonymous
6 days ago
Hardcore hype beasts that wear Nike Airmax 97's are bummed.

anonymous
6 days ago
Kids that are merch vultures at united blood are bummed.

anonymous
6 days ago
Colin Yovng of Twitching Tongues, God's Hate, Eyes Of The Lord, Minor Threat, Alpha & Omega, Black Flag (Dez/Robo years) and Fight Everyone here.

You guys mind if I play with you on your last tour? My ex-girlfriend dumped me for a guy who runs the Violent Gentlemen clothing line, and I need some cash quick. Even Morgado won't return my phone calls.

anonymous
6 days ago
Ghetto Josh here

Vitalo could I borrow some money? I've dick rode for years so it's safe to say I earned it. I will never be able to work a real job because I look like carnival freak so I am beginning to worry. I've been kicked out of Florida by Lars and everyone who realized how annoying I am and I rep ATL now. Peace up A town down!

anonymous
6 days ago
"Colin Yovng of Twitching Tongues, ...

You guys mind if I play with you on your last tour? My ex-girlfriend dumped me for a guy who runs the Violent Gentlemen clothing line, and I need some cash quick. Even Morgado won't return my phone calls."

That's what you get for hating on Day By Day. They're in Asia touring spreading the hardcore reality and you're at home right now. Karma

anonymous
6 days ago
It's true. Ricky was fronting DMS money for some "activities". He wasnt seeing any returns on it and got frustrated / tried to take a stand. He got put in his place

anonymous
6 days ago
in 2019 hardcore bands can do a farewell world tour, what a world

anonymous
6 days ago
Dad's Money Suburbanites

anonymous
6 days ago
Zumiez is excited to announce the future hiring of 5 new assistant managers.

anonymous
6 days ago
6 ON 2!! WHATS ULI GONNA DO?

anonymous
6 days ago
yo backed hard. any time someone decides to hang it up and get a real job and actually provide for yourself and family I can applaud it.

anonymous
6 days ago
^^
Can you describe the sexual assault perpetrated by Joe? Thanks.

anonymous
6 days ago
Damn.. I wonder how much money Ricky lost getting involved with DMS

anonymous
6 days ago
"Damn, who's Terror gonna tour with fourteen times a year now?"

Lmaooo

anonymous
6 days ago
Wisdom in Chains all have day jobs and union dudes. They barley tour anyways. So why would they call it quits?

anonymous
6 days ago
^what are you talking about? They are on every single show, everywhere.

anonymous
6 days ago
This is Steve Assaulted from Crowd Deterrent. I live my life vicariously through my buddy Samoan Bob. Does anyone have the hook up on laser removal? I'm a broke dude from "The Gutter" aka Campbell, OH. People can make fun of Somalian Bob, but they won't make fun of me and not hear about it on the Crowd Deterrent Facebook.

anonymous
6 days ago
Lol. Buddah never actually molested a girl, and certainly never went to prison over that incident.>>

Sure he didn't that's why Blood For Blood immediately cancelled their reunion - cuz Buddah DIDN'T molest a girl and go to prison for it. Idiot.

If he didn't where is he now? Why has BFB vanished ever since? Cuz he did it you FSU dickrider.

anonymous
6 days ago
Wisdom in Chains all have day jobs and union dudes. They barley tour anyways. So why would they call it quits? >>

Cuz they all have day jobs and union dues and mailed it in to make their band a side hustle for years. They themselves have talked about breaking up soon. Do it. They were, are, and always will be utterly nothing special. The song they named themselves after is better than their entire discography.

anonymous
6 days ago
This is what happened. Sorry to burst your bubble drama queen. Buddah was at a barbeque snd drunk. He was talking to someones 12 or 13 year old daughter and said something like "come here and give daddy a kiss" thats syraight from the girl herself. He never touched her or anything lol. Never went to prison lol. He was ostracized from fsu and ultimately kicked out of b4b because the news spread like wildfire. Again, sorry to burst your hardcore fantasies kid

anonymous
6 days ago
Now if given the chance, WOULD he hsbe touched her? Possibly.

anonymous
6 days ago
^the girl posted on tumblr about it. People ran with it and were like omg he raped a 4 year old.. blood for blood had no choice but to boot him

anonymous
5 days ago
First off I'm not a kid, late 90s early 00s kid. Second bullsh it. You don't get kicked out of B4B & 86ed by FSU for being a drunk moron. He did something to an underage girl worth prison time if he didn't go in. Bottom line is he's long gone from hc cuz of his pedophilic behavior. You his publicist or something?

anonymous
5 days ago
Dude gets drunk, acts like an as s to an underage girl at a party, and he's out of the band and hardcore scene? GTFOH that he didn't do more than what you say.

anonymous
5 days ago
If that was true you would be able to find a record of his charges. Believe what you want i dont care.

anonymous
5 days ago
If that was true you would be able to find a record of his charges. Believe what you want i dont care. >>

Let's say no charges were filed. That doesn't mean he didn't do it - see the drummer of Regulate (Rapeulate.) He officially, publicly admitted he sexually assaulted a girl and he didn't get arrested.

anonymous
5 days ago
This is how hardcore has declined morally:

Buddah was accused of molesting a girl, he's long gone from hardcore and never coming back.

Rapeulate's (Regulate's) drummer admitted to sexually attacking a girl at a show and he's still playing and going to hardcore shows.

Downhill!

anonymous
5 days ago
^^^ Yeah and the messed up thing about it is you would think in an era of heightened awareness and more women coming out to say they were attacked Harry would have been kicked out of Regulate but nah, he's still in the band when he should be in prison. So the hardcore scene was more "woke" about sexual attacks on women/females whenever Buddah got the bootah from the scene.

BTW fuc k this POS band Backtrack for backing Regulate the whole time.

anonymous
5 days ago
LMAO at this North Shore rich kid band having a "crew" called "Dog Pound Nation." All ten of them if that, zero fighters. Wait - that's DMS and every hardcore crew (no one fights for real i.e. one on one.)

anonymous
5 days ago
How arrogant is Incendiary (now the oldest LIHC band who formed in the old days of...2007 LOL)?

They're having two shows @ Saint Vitus Bar where neither show has sold out so they think they're gonna sell out either show or both shows. They call themselves "Product of New York" when they're a 'Product of Long Island" where they were born, raised, and from before half or more of them moved to NYC. NY is short for NYC - they're from LI.

anonymous
5 days ago
Funny thing is there was a time when LI bands were proud to call themselves lIHC. Then along came Backtrack and Incendiary who have done everything they can to divorce themselves from where they're from. King Nine and Regulate do it to. All four barely play LI anymore and spare me the "they can't play LI all the time" crap - they could do say four LI shows a year each. They're too good to. Snobs.

anonymous
5 days ago
How the fu ck you not have a final US show on your hometurf LI? They couldn't do a Saturday-Sunday at Amityville Music Hall or something? They're dissing their home fans.

Your final show should always ALWAYS be where you're from.

anonymous
5 days ago
Vitalo here,

Even though my band will be done I will continue to be a booking agent who gauges DIY promoters and try to force no-name bands who draw no one onto packages for bands that only draw 50 people themselves to nickle and dime promoters as much as I possibly can. Don't forget "backend" too! My band will never be on the level of Madball even if we had decent riffs bc we were total fake ass herbs who never saw a real skinhead in our lives.

anonymous
5 days ago
What's a Morgado?

anonymous
5 days ago
What's a Morgado?>>

Do you really wanna know?

anonymous
5 days ago
Ok say Vitalo or any other booking agent says you have to book Y and Z if you want to book X. Simply tell him "I'm not booking Y and Z because they don't draw." He has two choices: go with you or go with someone else. Don't write him back - wait til he writes you back and if he doesn't fu
ck 'em. Anyone who wants to add no draw bands is saying his headliner needs them thus can't draw enough. Then you can talk him down on price - you have all the leverage. NEVER lose your shirt.

anonymous
5 days ago
Booking agents for hardcore bands acting like they're booking agents for bands on the rosters of Creative Artists, United Talent, or William Morris, or APA is hilarious.

Even more hilarious is these wannabes think they have all the leverage when they have none when most places have only two venues for hardcore shows tops. If a city has only two venues those venues should say "percentage only."

anonymous
4 days ago
Everyone knows Vitalo is the manager for Tourniquet he will be okay

anonymous
3 days ago
Listen, you can just tell this "Vitalo" that The Rose City Skinheads are going to have a little "chat" with him soon.

anonymous
3 days ago
^^^ What did Rose City Skinheads do to Hoya Madball i.e. exactly how did they f*ck him up? By taking his food from him?

Madball makes me laugh. They literally have exactly ONE memeber who can fight (Freddy) and he isn't all that, so all you have to do is punch him out or incapacitate him and the rest of the band would drop to their knees and beg for mercy. Even if they had 2-3 goons with them 4-7 guys where maybe 2-3 could and would fight well are no match for 12-15 guys.

anonymous
3 days ago
Let's say Madball was standing out front of the club at a show. A cute girl could go up to Freddy, kick him in the balls, he would crumple to the ground, the guitarist would run, the drummer could be jumped by 4 dudes (only fair since DMS likes to jump people 4 or more on 1), and Hoya would probably yell to call the cops before just one dude knocks him out with one punch. Madball punked out by a girl, a one hitter quitter rando dude, and 3-4 little guys. Simple and quick.

anonymous
3 days ago
As for Lord Ezec, one knockout non-sucker punch on video and he's done.

anonymous
3 days ago
So how was the bnb bowl?

anonymous
2 days ago
^^^ Who cares? That shit is played out and a shadow of what it used to be. It's a two-day fest not a bowl in a tiny ass club (200-250 capacity.) Pathetic.

No current, active bands from the city, LI, or NJ - f*ck 'em!

They are stuck in the past.

anonymous
2 days ago
Escobar says sup

anonymous
2 days ago
Ezec is so gross. He literally boasts about f*cking his stripper girlfriend on Twitter. What kind of woman allows her man to talk like that about her? Oh wait...

Yo Ezec how 'bout you move to the Bay Area moreover to the same town your son lives in so you can see him regularly? You can always deal drugs under the guise of a construction laborer out there.

anonymous
2 days ago
LMAO @ Boundaries, a band from CONNECTICUT not being able to play a show in NEW YORK CITY because their "bus" broke down. Read: We didn't want to play this pile of shit.

"Due to mechanical problems with our bus we will not be able to play Black N Blue Bowl tonight. We are currently working on repairs to get the bus up and running ASAP for tomorrow's show. This sucks, and we apologize to everybody that was looking forward to seeing us tonight."

anonymous
2 days ago
^^^ Yo Boundaries there's this thing called a rental car you put your guitars in the trunk of and drive to the show in that. Try it sometime. If the shit broke down before the trip you could've found a car to drive down. Lame excuse not to play.

anonymous
2 days ago
$10 for a "mixtape"? HAHAHAHA eat a dick. No one buys mixtape cds anymore, dude living in 2003.

https://twitter.com/DannyD iablo/status/1125733307616 907264

anonymous
2 days ago
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Wack can't rap sagea!