Hawthorne Heights have released their honest and emotionally-driven new single ‘Dandelions’ today via Pure Noise Records. This is the bands first new music since the release of their 2021 album The Rain Just Follows Me. 

Listen to ‘Dandelions’ HERE or by clicking the image below.

Speaking about the new single front man JT Woodruff said ‘During the summer, I was walking through the most desperate and desolate place I’ve ever been, which is Bombay Beach, located in the Salton Sea area of California.  It is a perfect example of how we are quite literally ruining the world we live in, for our own temporary amusement.  This place was once a vacation destination for Hollywood celebrities in the golden age of America, and we ruined it because of over fertilisation and chemical runoff.  Now it is basically a cautionary tale of paradise being turned to dust.  It made me realise how temporary we are, and how we must fight to protect the most beautiful parts of our world, and ourselves.  I felt like it was a perfect metaphor for how we are all using the internet to ruin ourselves, and how the last few years have turned us against the ones we’ve loved, and turned us into something we never wanted to be.  But hope is out there, and as we all work to rebuild and repair, we can’t help but feel like insignificant dandelion pods blowing in the breeze.’

Hawthorne Heights are about to start a string of headline shows throughout the rest of October and November, including appearances at When We Were Young Festival and Emo’s Not Dead Cruise. The band will also be on Heart Support Fest in February 2023 and Slam Dunk Festival in the UK in May 2023. All dates are below.

See Hawthorne Heights at the following dates:

20th October 2022 – The Ritz – San Jose, CA
22nd October 2022 – When We Were Young – Las Vegas, NV
23rd October 2022 – When We Were Young – Las Vegas, NV
24th October 2022 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
25th October 2022 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
26th October 2022 – GARDEN AMP – Garden Grove, CA
27th October 2022 – Goldfield Trading Post Roseville – Roseville, CA
29th October 2022 – When We Were Young – Las Vegas, NV
30th October 2022 – Yucca North – Flagstaff, AZ
31st October 2022 – Regent Theater DTLA – Los Angeles, CA
1st November 2022 –  Speakeasy Bar and Grill at 1933 Event Center – Bakersfield, CA
2nd November 2022 – House of Blues San Diego – San Diego, CA
3rd November 2022 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
4th November 2022 – Red Moon Ale House – Yuma, AZ
7th November 2022 – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA
8th – 12th November 2022 Emo’s Not Dead Cruise 2022 – Los Angeles, CA
18th-19th February 2023 – Heart Support Fest – Orlando, FL
27th May 2023 Slam Dunk Festival – South 2023 – Hatfield, United Kingdom
28th May 2023 Slam Dunk Festival – North 2023 – Leeds, United Kingdom

Tickets on sale now – HERE

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Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). 

Throughout their long and storied career as one of the most iconic emo acts of the new millennium, the quartet have overcome obstacles at every turn – but these roadblocks always seemed to come from external forces, from unscrupulous record labels and the shifting whims of fickle audiences to unimaginable personal tragedy threatening to derail them.

Despite the odds, Hawthorne Heights have overcome it all: earning two Gold albums (2004’s The Silence In Black And White and 2006’s If Only You Were Lonely), penning some of the genre’s most well-known songs (“Ohio Is For Lovers,” “Saying Sorry”), and remaining a hard-touring act nearly two decades after forming in Dayton, Ohio.

Stream ‘Dandelions’ now – HERE