|Saosin has established itself as one of the leading bands in the American post-hardcore movement. With a sound that blends elements of rock, punk, pop and traditional hardcore, the group transcends multiple genres to attract fans from across the listening spectrum. Since forming in 2003, the band has undergone multiple changes in both stylistic presence and roster, but has been able to maintain a consistent touring presence. The group routinely plays across America, delighting audiences with its high-energy performances. If you’re looking to take in an absolute legend of post-hardcore rock music, purchase your Saosin tickets today!
Saosin first came together in Newport Beach, California, in 2003. The group at that point consisted of Anthony Green on vocals, Justin Shekoski on guitar and vocals, Pat McGrath on drums, guitarists Beau Burchell and Justin Shekoski and Zach Kennedy playing bass. This lineup recorded the group’s first major release, an EP entitled Translating The Name, which was released in June of that year. The group found success almost instantly with their screamo sound, as Translating the Name peaked in the No. 36 spot on the Billboard Independent Albums list. Though the EP was put out by the Death Do Us Part label, the group left shortly after its release, opting for a larger contract from Capitol Records.
The decision to move to Capitol ultimately affected Saosin’s lineup somewhat dramatically. Kennedy, the group’s original bassist, disagreed with the decision to leave Death Do Us Part and ultimately departed from the band, taking a gig playing with Ashlee Simpson’s band. Chris Sorenson took over bass responsibilities for Saosin in 2004, but the group had only hired Pat McGrath for the recording sessions of Translating the Name. He would eventually be replaced by Alex Rodriguez, who remains the drummer for Saosin today. The group continued to write and record new music, but faced yet another roadblock when Green, its original frontman, decided to leave for a host of personal reasons. He would ultimately go on to form another prominent hardcore rock band, Circa Survive. Saosin held auditions for the vocalist role with the help of its record label, and ultimately decided to give the opportunity to Cove Reber, who was only 19 years old at the time, but showed amazing promise as a vocalist.
Other releases and commercial success
With this lineup, Saosin would go on to release two full-length studio albums, an eponymous record in September 2006 and In Search of Solid Ground in September 2009. Both records peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Top U.S. Rock Albums chart, solidifying the group as a mainstay in the genre. In addition to these records, Saosin has also put out two more EPs, a self-titled record in 2005 and The Grey in 2008. Both of the releases gained national attention and launched the group onto successful nationwide tours. The band has also put out a live album and a host of promotional singles.