Icon For Hire

Kickstand Productions Presents

Icon For Hire

Assuming We Survive

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Beat Kitchen

Chicago, IL

$15.00

This event is all ages

Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire
ICON FOR HIRE move towards a new chapter of the band in 2016. Adam Kronshagen left the band to spend more time with his family coupled with a split with their record label Tooth & Nail the band decided to go it alone, or so it seemed. The band put together a plan for a kick starter project backed by their own fans. The kick starter reached its target in a matter of days. The album YOU CAN'T KILL US will be released in stages throughout the year to those who have backed the kick starter project and there will be physical copies on sale in December 2016 when it is completed.

ICON FOR HIRE released their self titled second full length album released in October 2013 on the Tooth and Nail label. Producer Mike Green (All Time Low, The Wanted, Pierce The Veil) was at the mixer to follow up their debut album, Scripted.

Released in 2011, Scripted shattered first week sales becoming the highest new artist debut in Tooth & Nail Records history. The record debuted on the Billboard Top 200, at No. 4, on the iTunes Rock chart, and No. 19 on the iTunes overall albums chart.

After spending a remarkable 18 months touring around the world, the group returned to their hometown of Decatur, IL to write their new record. ICON FOR HIRE is set to push the boundaries of music and fashion far beyond their debut. According to guitarist, Shawn Jump, “We wrote and dreamed about this record away from everything. We needed a safe place where we could all get to “spirit,” and maximize our different influences.” Added drummer, Adam Kronshagen, “There’s been undeniable friction in the songwriting process. We love knowing that you will definitely hear the element of conflict inside of every song we wrote.

”The bands latest video, “Off With Her Head,” received 200k views its first week. Frontwoman and fashion designer, Ariel, worked with the team for weeks to create an avant-garde interpretation of the hit song. The group spent two days in Compton, CA (South Los Angeles) filming the video with a variety of the hottest underground artists.
Assuming We Survive
Assuming We Survive is taking the world by storm, using raw passion and good old hard work has them becoming the new face of pop punk. Their roots run deep, rising up through the ranks from the local scene to national tours with big names such as Atreyu, Falling In Reverse, Attila, and many more. AWS was founded in 2007 by front-man Adrian Estrella and drummer Kris Pasos. The lineup is rounded out by bassist Joe Lawson with guitarists Phil Adams and Johnny Silva. By the time the band released their second EP "Get Busy Living", they had already booked themselves on two Western United States tours; defining their ability to work hard and willingness to sacrifice for their craft. These tours built a massive following both local and abroad, earning them enough recognition to be invited onto "A Day To Remember's" Self Help Fest in 2015. On top of these festivals, they have also played several Warped Tour dates in 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2015 and the 2013 Aftershock Festival. As well as getting invited on the Super Villains Tour with Falling In Reverse, Attila, and Metro Station as well as the Christmas Vacation Tour with Falling In Reverse and Atreyu.
With the stage set for 2016, Assuming We Survive is poised to unleash a full length record that will take no prisoners as well as a March tour that will pave the way for their performances at both SXSW and the South By So What festival in Austin, Texas. On top of all of these big things happening for the band this year, there is still more they have yet to unveil such as playing the Journey's stage on all of Warped Tour 2016.
Venue Information:
Beat Kitchen
2100 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/