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Bands Bond On Management Company Tour

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Being on this spring’s Artery Foundation Tour gets to the, well, heart of things for A Skylit Drive and other groups on the outing.

All are managed by the same company (yes, that would be Artery Foundation), so ASD frontman Michael “Jag” Jagmin there’s a different kind of esprit de corps than on other tours.

“It’s kind of like a familytype tour; they’re trying to get a brotherhood kind of thing going on,” says Jagmin, 23, who joined the Lodi, Calif.-based sextet in late 2007. “We knew Dance Gavin Dance prior to this. We knew In Fear & Faith, but we didn’t know Attack Attack!

“But everything’s great. Everybody is real nice. We’re all getting along well. We like each other’s music. It’s a good tour.”

For ASD the trek is a runup to the June 9 release of its second full-length album, “Adelphia,” after 2008’s “Wires... and the Concept of Breathing” crept into the Billboard 200 chart. Jagmin says he “can’t wait ... to see how it’s received,” mostly because it’s a conceptual piece with a somewhat complicated story line.

“It’s about this fictional city called Adelphia, where people are really sick and twisted and there’s kind of a cult-type thing going on that isn’t right,” he explains. “The songs are about these two people who are the only ones who can figure it out and how badly they want to get away and what happens to them in the city.

“It’s completely different for us, but I really think the kids will dig it. I can definitely see some cool video concepts coming out if it. There’s a lot that could be done with this story.”

The Artery Foundation Tour featuring A Skylit Drive, Dance Gavin Dance, Attack Attack! In Fear and Faith and Lower Definition plays Tuesday (May 5) at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Web Site: www.thecrofoot.com

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