Noise Exclusive: Celebrate 15 Years of Hawthorne Heights with Their New Music Video And Tour Announcement


Photo by: Kat Nijmeddin

Where were you 15 years ago? For most of you, we imagine you were on Myspace rearranging your Top 8, checking your photo comments and changing your profile song from Usher’s “My Boo” to the newfound “screamo” band Hawthorne Heights and their game-changing track “Ohio Is For Lovers.”

See, in case you forgot, 2004 was pretty much the year things took off for “scene” culture with teenage angst soundtracks such as Senses Fail’s Let It Enfold You, Taking Back Sunday’s Where You Want To Be, The Used’s In Love And Death, and of course, Hawthorne Height’s smash breakout debut The Silence In Black And White.

Now that nearly two decades have passed since the release of their beloved album, JT Woodruff and company are looking to celebrate the memories with a special 15-year-anniversary tour featuring longtime friends Emery and, on select dates, Oh, Sleeper. 

Talking about the sure-to-be-nostalgic upcoming trek which just added dates on the West Coast, Woodruff shared his excitement with The Noise saying, “We played our first ever show in California with Emery in the summer of 2004, so it just felt right to add some dates over on the best coast. Our fans out there have been some of the strongest throughout the years, so we really felt like we need to play this album for them again.” 

Woodruff went on to add, “Staying together for 15 years is quite an accomplishment for a band from a tiny town in Ohio, so we are trying to make it last forever. Our fans have been so wonderful and that is what matters to us most…so we need to try to play as many dates in our favorite cities as possible. It’s going to be a magical night of memories and friendship. I hope our fans wear their old shirts and really make a night of it. Of course, we couldn’t forget our favorite cities in Texas, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. We are trying to pack it all into such a tiny timeframe, which means no off days, and all fun.   Can’t wait to see everyone and let it rip.”    

In addition to adding West Coast dates to their can’t miss 15-year-anniversary tour, Hawthorne Heights has also premiered a brand new music video for their Bad Frequencies track “Starlighter (Echo, Utah).” 

Talking about the new video, which once again shows Woodruff’s love for all things California, he says, “Since this song is about how much I hate winter, I really wanted to film footage of some of our favorite fans in California having fun. I want to run as far as I can from that snowy night in Echo, Utah…and I always want to run back to California anyway. The song is about having no regrets and always looking forward to the next stop in your life. Crank it up and stay out of the snow. Palm trees forever.”

To check out Hawthorne Heights’ brand new music video to get you ready for their highly anticipated summer tour which will also see Emery celebrate 15 years of The Weak’s End, be sure to look below. Afterward, to grab tickets to see the band, head here.



06/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
06/07 – Columbus. OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
06/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum (Vans Warped Tour)
06/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
06/10 – Indianapolis, In @ The Hi- Fi
06/11 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff
06/12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
06/13 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
06/14 – Wichita, KS @ Wave
06/15 – Lincoln, NE @ Royal Grove


August 15 –The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
August 16 – The Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
August 17 – Garden Amphitheater - Garden Grove, CA
August 18 – The Irenic - San Diego, CA
August 19 – The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
August 20 – Full Circle Brewery - Fresno, CA
August 21 – Backstage Bar - Las Vegas, NV
August 22 – Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
August 23 – Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
August 24 – Jake’s Backroom - Lubbock, TX
August 25 – Trees - Dallas, TX
August 26 – Empire Garage - Austin, TX
August 27 – Scout Bar - Houston, TX
August 28 – Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX