Better LoversJames Hartley

Better Lovers (Ex-Every Time I Die/The Dillinger Escape Plan) Play First Live Shows, Footage Available


Better Lovers made their official live debut today, July 13th, playing a pair of shows at the Rec Room in their relative hometown of Buffalo, NY. The group’s ranks include guitarist Jordan Buckley, Stephen Micciche and drummer Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, all of whom previously were involved in the aforementioned city’s hometown heroes, Every Time I Die.

Vocalist Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.) and Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Will Putney complete this supergroup’s ranks. Fan-filmed footage from these first live events can be found below. Former Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams (and AEW professional wrestler ‘The Butcher‘) also gave a surprise introduction to the outfit.

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With only four songs released to the public thus far, the band’s set was expanded with tracks identified by fans in attendance as Croc and Punk, along with a cover of Soundgarden‘s 1992 breakthrough, “Rusty Cage“.

Last week saw the surprise release of the Better Lovers‘ debut EP “God Made Me An Animal“. Next up for the band is a tour with Underoath, The Ghost Inside and We Came As Romans with several headlining shows set to take place throughout.

07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room (early show)
07/13 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room

With Underoath & Slaughter To Prevail:

07/14 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre

With Underoath, The Ghost Inside and We Came As Romans:

07/16 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
07/17 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
07/18 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry (Better Lovers only)
07/19 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
07/21 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
07/22 Liverpool, NY – Sharkey’s
07/23 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
07/24 Montreal, QC – L’Olympia
07/25 Ottawa, ON – Club Saw (Better Lovers only)
07/27 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
07/28 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
07/29 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
07/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium Outdoors
07/31 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (Better Lovers only)
08/01 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
08/03 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Center
08/04 Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
08/05 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
08/06 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
08/08 New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater
08/10 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
08/11 San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port
08/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum

Better Lovers:

09/24 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest
10/04 Brighton, UK – Chalk
10/05 London, UK – New Cross Inn
10/06 London, UK – The Dome
10/07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (early show)
10/07 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10/14 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room
10/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
10/16 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

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