LAMC Productions is proud to have brought the critically acclaimed alternative rock band, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, to perform in Singapore for the first time on September 9, 2017 at D’Marquee @ Downtown East!
Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s intimate and emotionally raw lyrics,sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced their albums and sold out arenas (their last full band tour culminated in selling out NYC’s Madison Square Garden!).
“One is reminded of Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, only stripped down to the bare essential.” - PopMatters on their debut The Swiss Army Romance.
The Swiss Army Romance set the tone for the band’s massive impact on both their fans and the media alike, including SPIN, Alternative Press, MTV, among many others. Carrabba molded simple acoustics with passionate, personal wordplay on his 2000 debut, Swiss Army Romance, and a devout audience began to gather around the naked honesty of his lyrics.
By late 2000, Carrabba was free to devote his undivided time to Dashboard Confessional and by then, three other musicians had joined the band, including former Further Seems Forever bandmate Jerry Castellanos. Their breakthrough second album 2002’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most included the trademark single “Screaming Infidelities”, yielding their first gold certified album and peaking at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. Later that same year, the single won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Their third album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar gave them their first Top Ten Modern Rock single “Hands Down” and reached #2 on the Top 200.
“The emo renaissance could be en route, in part because of the stellar return of Dashboard Confessional”. - Live in Limbo
In April 2002, Dashboard Confessional issued Summers Kiss, a companion piece to the So Impossible EP. Later that year, Carrabba recorded an installment for the MTV Unplugged series, accompanied by a devoted studio audience that sang along to every word. The show was released as MTV Unplugged 2.0 and served as his breakthrough performance, eventually going platinum. Now a staple on both radio and MTV, Carrabba returned in 2003 with a permanent lineup -- including bassist Scott Schoenbeck, guitarist/pianist Johnny Lefler, and drummer Mike Marsh -- and a new album, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar. The record topped the Billboard charts and spawned another hit single, "Hands Down," which peaked at number eight. However, it was the band's contribution of the song "Vindicated" to 2004's Spider-Man 2 soundtrack that truly resonated with a wide audience, with the song rising to number two. Their music has also appeared in other movies, namely Shrek 2, Made of Honour & Sydney White.
In May 2005, Dashboard Confessional entered the studio to record their fourth album with acclaimed producer Daniel Lanois. The album, Dusk and Summer, was released on June 27, 2006; its first single was "Don't Wait". Later In 2007, the band released its follow-up to Dusk and Summer, The Shade of Poison Trees. Unlike its predecessor, this album reflects back on the earlier influence of Carrabba's acoustic harmonies from The Swiss Army Romance and The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most.
To date, Dashboard Confessional has a platinum album with their live release MTV Unplugged, three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar), and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town,One Tree Hill, Scrubs, All My Children, Laguna Beach, NCIS, Cold Case, Clone High).
Dashboard Confessional’s current lineup includes Chris Carrabba on vocals, Scott Schoenbeck on bass, Arnon Jay on guitar and Ben Homola on drums & percussion.