Category Archives: Motionless in White

Motioness in White Warped Tour 2012 Dates


Tour Dates:
Jun 16 Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 17 Denver, CO
Jun 20 Las Vegas, NV
Jun 21 Irvine, CA
Jun 22 Pomona, CA
Jun 23 San Francisco, CA
Jun 24 Ventura, CA
Jun 27 San Diego, CA
Jun 28 Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29 Las Cruces, NM
Jun 30 San Antonio, TX
Jul 01 Houston, TX
Jul 03 Dallas, TX
Jul 05 St. Louis, MO
Jul 06 Detroit, MI
Jul 07 Chicago, IL
Jul 08 Minneapolis, MN
Jul 09 Kansas City, KS
Jul 10 Indianapolis, IN
Jul 11 Cleveland, OH
Jul 12 Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 13 Toronto, ON
Jul 14 Montreal, QC
Jul 15 Hartford, CT
Jul 17 Buffalo, NY
Jul 18 Scranton, PA
Jul 19 Boston, MA
Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA
Jul 21 New York, NY
Jul 22 Oceanport, NJ
Jul 24 Washington, DC
Jul 25 Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 26 Atlanta, GA
Jul 27 Orlando, FL
Jul 28 Miami, FL
Jul 29 Tampa, FL
Jul 30 Charlotte, NC
Jul 31 Cincinnati, OH
Aug 01 Milwaukee, WI
Aug 04 Seattle, WA
Aug 05 Portland, OR

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Motionless in White – “Puppets” Music Video


Asking Alexandria Headlining “South By So What?!” Festival


Asking Alexandria The Still Reckless 2012 US Tour

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Mar 09 Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Mar 10 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Mar 11 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 13 Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
Mar 15 Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 17 Dallas, TX @ South By So What Festival
Mar 18 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless (Festival)
Mar 20 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
Mar 21 South Carolina @ TBA
Mar 23 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Mar 24 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Mar 25 Richmond, VA @ The National
Mar 27 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar 28 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
Mar 30 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Mar 31 Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall
Apr 01 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Apr 03 Toledo, OH @ The Omni
Apr 05 St Paul, MN @ Myth
Apr 06 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr 07 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five


Music Video: Motionless in White “Immaculate Misconception”

What can I say about Motionless in White’s new music video “Immaculate Misconception” aside from the fact that it will raise pulses, and that hair on the back of your neck when you watch it. I didn’t think they would be able to top their latest video “Creatures” but for me this was right behind it, reaching its bloody hands out. The video is directed by Cody Snider who is the son of Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider (who also has a small role in the video)

Dee Snider should know a lot of ignorance and misjudgment from the public for his band being an “Odd Band Out” just like Motionless in White is starting to be now. They are that band that comes around every ten years to keep the world on the edge of their seats. Remember who Slipknot was taken by the general public when they first came onto the scene. Though I can’t stress how much I love MIW. I haven’t felt like this about a band since Bleeding Through’s This is Love, This is Murderous album came out. It gives you that “I could give a fuck less about what you think” attitude. That we are here to stay and you better accept that we’re here or get out of our way.

The lead singer Chris Motionless has explained that, “The original idea was a lot more disgusting and fucked up,” he continues, “but after discussing it with Cody, we found a way to take the main theme and fine-tune it so that nothing would be lost in translation. The main idea of mine was to parallel two time periods – of our band and all the open-minded people in the present day, and the period of Jesus’ life – and show how similar they are. I wanted to highlight the hypocrisy, hold a mirror up to the self-righteous, and show them how full of shit they are.”

The basis of the video has the band being scrutinized by a religious group that is shouting insults at the band and holding up religious signs; a situation which Chris said is a common occurrence, especially via the Internet. “It’s a constant stream,” he said. “At shows, the usual hater or religious figure will approach me… I’m more than willing to talk to them and discuss our feelings, but unfortunately nine times out of ten they won’t even let me get a word in, because they aren’t interested in hearing what I have to say. They only care about trying to shove what they believe down my throat.” “If what happened in the video was a real-life scenario, I would do the same thing,” he said. “It’s about time that Motionless In White and myself become the villains we are made out to be… needless to say, it felt good.”

With all the hatred that surrounds the song and the video, there is still a positive and encouraging message to it that people can find their own sense of self-worth. “We don’t discriminate against anyone, regardless of the way they look, their faith, sexuality, or race. Believe it or not, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jesus Christ, yet despite all these very moral and positive vibes, we are still constantly ripped apart for being who we are… which sounds really similar to what happened to the man who these people criticizing us have put all their faith in.”

Cody says, “We have no intent of being blasphemous or irreverent. Someone somewhere is going to be pissed off, and those people are probably the ones Chris wants to piss off… but everyone else shouldn’t be offended.”

Chris states that he isn’t trying to say the portrayal of the protesters in the video is meant to represent his view of religion in general. “My band and myself are completely aware that not all Christians or followers of any religion are close-minded,” he explained. “I don’t want anyone watching this video to feel like they should be angry towards every person of any faith, or that we are attacking their faith directly. The song is very plainly written about the people who abuse God’s name by using it to profit or cause harm to others, emotionally or physically. More importantly, it’s a call to arms to any person in this world to come stand together and fight the ignorance that halts the progression of mankind.”

People will more than likely be offended even if they read this post or any other post that has to do with this video or band but those are the people who need to wake up. I’m a Christian that goes to church. I even work at my church, but I am not that close minded that I can’t consider to see what something could mean on the inside instead of what it just looks like on the outside. That’s why I can’t get enough of this band. They are true to themselves, their music and their fans, who I am proud to say I am.

With that here is the video.


ALLSTARS 2011 TOUR DATES SO FAR… MORE TO COME!!!

Here are the dates that we can announce so far!

Stay Tuned for more cities to be added!!

Tickets go on sale Friday May 20th!

7/21-Houston, TX @ TBA
7/22-McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ Scream The Prayer
7/23-San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live w/ Scream The Prayer
7/24-Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ Scream The Prayer
7/26-Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
7/27-Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
7/28-Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
7/29-Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
7/30-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/31-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 Outdoors
8/02-Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
8/03-Montreal, QC @ Olympia
8/04-Reading, PA @ Eagle Theatre at The Sov Center
8/05-Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
8/06-Fitchburg, MA @ Central Mass Expo Center
8/07-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/09-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/10-Richmond, VA @ The National
8/11-Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
8/12-Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/13-Orlando, FL @ TBA
8/14-Pensacola, FL @ Seville Quarter Party Plaza
8/16-Northwest Texas TBA
8/17-TBA
8/18-Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
8/19-San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/20-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
8/21-Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
8/22-Northern California @ TBA**
8/24-Portland, OR @ TBA**
8/25-Seattle, WA @ TBA**
8/26-Western Canada @ TBA**
8/27-Western Canada @ TBA**
8/28-Western Canada @ TBA**
**= Some ALLSTARS support bands may not be at this date.


The All-Stars Tour Line-Up

Get ready for this summer’s The All-Stars Tour that pretty much lives up to its name. Tour dates will be announced on Wednesday, May 11th.

The Starting Line-Up:
Emmure

Alesana

IWrestledABearOnce

Blessthefall

For Today

In This Moment

Born of Osiris

The Ghost Inside

After the Burial

Motionless in White

Chelsea Grin

Sleeping with Sirens

For All Those Sleeping

Attila

On Selected Dates:
Memphis May Fire


Official Announcement Regarding Motionless in White parting ways with Guitarist TJ Bell

To all our concerned fans.

We want to clear up all the confusion about the situation with Tj and our band parting ways. We have made the decision to let Tj go from MIW based on many issues we’ve been having with him over the years. As some of you may know.. Tj left our band in the middle of touring with us to fill in on bass for Escape The Fate and gave us NO warning whatsoever before he left. As we came to find out… TJ told ETF’s management and Craig that he had already asked us in MIW how we felt about it and that we agreed. That was NOT the case at all. The Truth is that he showed up to practice 2 days before we left for tour and told us about ALL of this for the first time and said that it was already set in motion and we didn’t have a choice because he was “doing what’s best for TJ”. He basically fucked us last minute. Then to top it off.. decided to let us know that instead of leaving for 5 days as he had mentioned when first telling us about all of this… he was now going to be gone for 9 days. …… he told us this with only a week before leaving with NO time to find a fill in for him whatsoever :/ If our live performance didn’t HEAVILY depend on having 2 guitarists then it wouldn’t have been a huge deal to us.. but unfortunately having 1 guitar player in a band like ours causes your show to suffer greatly. We agreed to let TJ go (even though we didn’t have a choice anyway since TJ already had fights booked and ETF payed for it all) because Chris personally spoke to Craig and sorted all of this confusion out. We love ETF and Craig so we had no problem helping them out even though it was putting us in such a tough spot.

So knowing all of that story, now its time for you guys to see the REAL reasons we let TJ go. The more major reason that we made this tough decision is because a few days before he ended up leaving, all of us in the band got into a pretty big conversation and Tj stated his admission to us that he doesn’t like any of us and is only in MIW because he doesn’t want to go home and have to work a real job. To us… we shouldn’t have to have someone in our band who doesn’t like any of us or who isn’t as passionate as we are about everything pertaining to MIW and our fans which you obviously know we care about greatly. We are over people always asking “Where’s Tj??” because he refuses to go meet fans after shows. We are over the fact that he chooses to get drunk and high everyday and cares more about partying than anything else. I’m sure ANY of you reading this can agree that when you’re in a position like we are, where we are given an AMAZING chance to play music around the world.. you want someone in the band who ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT THE BAND AND THE FANS. Tj has not only been our guitar player.. but more importantly… has been our friend since the beginning of his time in the band… we let all of the things he does that complicate our band slide by without ever threatening to kick him out because he was our friend. So naturally you can see how shocked we were by him saying he cant deal with all of us and why it makes sense for the better of the band.

Hopefully you guys will understand where we are coming from as it wasn’t an easy decision and was not done out of revenge or anger or disrespect. We have NO plans to carry on any drama with Tj over this as we wish him the best and none of us have any bad blood with him personally. We simply just want what’s best for MIW and hope you can all respect that as well knowing that we did this for all the right reasons. Thank you all for all of your amazing support and concern with everything as always<3

Motionless In White.


BledFest Lineup

The party is Saturday, May 28 in Howell, Michigan at The Hartland PAC. Tickets are available through Bled Fest’s Official Website.

Bled Fest Lineup:
Every Time I Die
We Are The Union
Such Gold
Daytrader
I Am The Avalanche
Close To Home
Living With Lions
This Is Hell
Transit
Sleeping With Sirens
Into It. Over It.
The Air I Breathe
Brothers
For All Those Sleeping
The Chariot
Koji
The Color Morale
Norma Jean
After the Burial
Stray From The Path
For The Fallen Dreams
O’Brother
Aficionado
Defeater
La Dispute
Former Thieves
Legion
Motionless In White
Kills and Thrills
Native
Lions Lions
All’s Quiet
Your Best Friend
Siren The Escape
Apathetic Critic
Downers
Endeavors
Good Weather For Airstrikes
Jeff Pianki
Act As One
Citizen
Of Virtue
Giraffe Attack!
Wilson
Claremont
The Right Stuff
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Living Like Ghosts
Lights At Sea
Shivers
Wolves & Machines
Sunlight Ascending
Violets For Verona
Drawing Mountains
Squid The Whale
Between You and Me
Too Soon To Say


Facedown Records: Chris Motionless Interview