Tour! House crash! Car Crash! Tour?

What a house looks like with a giant truck sticking in itGood times with a truck in your house

On Sunday evening, our parked van and our house were struck by a drunk driver (yes, you are reading that right). Cathy and I (and our dog) were in another room when it occurred, so fortunately no one was hurt, but the driver took out most of both our other bedrooms. The driver was also somehow ok. We live in the middle of nowhere and about 100 feet off the road, so the odds of this happening have to be so silly mathematically low.

A giant pick-up truck barreling through your house and car at a very high speed does of a lot of damage and complicates life to a ridiculous point. Since then, we have been on roller coaster after roller coaster, trying to get things back in order and also seeing if it was going to even be a possibility to go out on tour. Setting house stuff aside- there is now no longer a gaping hole and our house is now not being supported by a large, Chevy truck, but there are still many things to fix- we still have to deal with issues with our van. The insurance company won’t let us move it- let alone use it for tour, and things aren’t moving fast enough for that to be an option. We don’t know if it’s totaled right now, or if we were lucky and have just minor repairs.

Depending at what point you asked us this week, we could tell you with absolute certainty that tour was on or tour was off, and it would swing so easily one way or another. Right now, it is looking pretty good. We are getting a rental van, we are trying to make this happen. I would give it a solid 90% that tour is still on at this point.

We lost a lot of stuff, but stuff is replaceable. We are just happy to be ok, and happy that we can go back out on the road to see everyone for this special tour. See you soon!

xoxo
Keith/Cathy/Ollie +(Jon/Gooey/Warren)

P.S. Please excuse us if your order at Count Your Lucky Stars Records is taking a while to ship. Our stuff is everywhere now.

Here is the tour with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers:

All dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1398621290431816/

1/29 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls:
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664782963630398
1/30 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Tickets: http://www.reggieslive.com/show/empire-empire-lonely-estate/
1/31 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Death House https://www.facebook.com/events/842844145754309/?ref=4
2/2 Toronto, ON @ The Cave
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525042907782219/?ref=70
Tickets: http://www.leespalace.com/event/749063-empire-empire-toronto/
2/3 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/497784593692672/
2/4 Somerville, MA @ Cuisine En Local Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/774198432659055/
2/5 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective:
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/949247991759741
2/6 New York, NY @ Palisades
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/752449-empire-empire-i-was-lonely-new-york/

https://www.facebook.com/events/751164398301465/?ref=70

2/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/784460918286882
2/8 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520636964866796/
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/756555?utm_medium=bks

What It Takes tour!

Tour is commmmmmmmmmmmmmmmming. Who’s going to snag one of the special What It Takes tour editions?

Check out the dates:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1398621290431816/

1/29 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls:
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664782963630398
1/30 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Tickets: http://www.reggieslive.com/show/empire-empire-lonely-estate/
1/31 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Death Househttps://www.facebook.com/events/842844145754309/?ref=4
2/2 Toronto, ON @ The Cave
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525042907782219/?ref=70
Tickets: http://www.leespalace.com/event/749063-empire-empire-toronto/
2/3 Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/497784593692672/
2/4 Somerville, MA @ Cuisine En Local Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/774198432659055/
2/5 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective:
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/949247991759741
2/6 New York, NY @ Palisades
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/752449-empire-empire-i-was-lonely-new-york/
https://www.facebook.com/events/751164398301465/?ref=70
2/7 Philadelphia, PA @ The Golden Tea House
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/784460918286882
2/8 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520636964866796/
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/756555?utm_medium=bks

Web Store

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We now have a web store!

We’ve got some Ladder crew necks that will probably nevvvvvvver be back in stock, splits with Joie De Vivre, splits with Rika, splits with Arrows, the CYLS #2 split, When the Sea Became a Giant, first pressings of You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, and more! Go get it!

http://empireempire.bigcartel.com/

2014 in review!

Mt. Empiremore

Dear 2014,

Thank for ruling so hard. We put out our new LP, “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten” on Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records, put up pre-orders to reissue our first LP “What It Takes to Move Forward” on CYLS, and put out a split with Joie De Vivre on Run For Cover Records.

We also went to Europe with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die toured to SxSW with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers, did an amazing acoustic run with The Early November, a tiny one with Koji and did a big ol’ US tour with Free Throw. We were on the road for a looonngggg time this year!

On top of that, we are finally a 4-piece band again, adding Jon and Gooey to the line-up. What a blast!

Thanks so much for being part of our year! We can’t wait to see you all on the road, and we are super excited for all the things to come out of next year. We hope you are spending tonight with people you love. If not, enjoy this song, haha.

https://empireempire.bandcamp.com/track/the-promise-that-life-can-go-on-no-matter-how-bad-our-losses

What It Takes repress and tour!

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We are very pleased to announce we are repressing empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate)’s iconic album “What It Takes to Move Forward” on vinyl and CD this February. New pressing sounds better and is now in original track order, along with two more bonus tracks. You can catch the band on tour with Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers this January/February playing the entire album from front to back at these places. Details/venues come next week:

Thu Jan 29 Cleveland, OH
Fri Jan 30 Chicago, IL
Sat Jan 31 Lansing, MI
Sun Feb 1 OFF, watching the Lions win the Super Bowl.
Mon Feb 2 Toronto, ON
Tue Feb 3 Rochester, NY
Wed Feb 4 New York, NY
Thu Feb 5 Boston, MA
Fri Feb 6 New Haven, CT
Sat Feb 7 Philadelphia, PA
Sun Feb 8 Pittsburgh, PA

PRE-ORDERS ON TUESDAY, PRESSING INFO: 500 Black on 180 gram, 500 on splatter (disc A/B pink on clear, disc C/D gray on clear).