1403 Mississippi Ave
Sauget, Illinois 62201

With humble beginnings in Baltimore and then solidifying their lineup in Raleigh, North Carolina, this genre-blending quintet performs everything from post-hardcore, hardcore and punk to emo, heavy metal and pop. In August, 2002, As Cities Burn was forged from the remnants of several local south Louisiana bands. The band quickly became known and recognized on the Baton Rouge scene for their passionate and energetic live show. Word about the band spread rampantly while As Cities Burn began to play shows throughout all of Louisiana, gaining an extremely loyal following. In October of 2002, the band released a five song EP selling over 1,000 copies. With new material and the further success of the band, As Cities Burn released their second EP in June of 2003, duplicating and surpassing the success of the first. With the addition of a new drummer, the summer of 2003 saw the completed band dropping out of college indefinitely. Each traded in their jobs and time with their girlfriends for a life in a van, in order to focus on spending as much time on the road as possible.

Added by Upcoming Robot on August 24, 2007