Streetlight Manifesto celebrates 'Somewhere in the Between'
Because, as the cliché goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, a band’s first album is always its most important. Not far behind, though, is the second release, which determines if a band has staying power or will forever be labeled a one-hit wonder. Thankfully for the members of Streetlight Manifesto, they avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with Somewhere in the Between, the group’s well-received 2007 follow-up to Everything Goes Numb, which was released in 2003.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its second full-length album, Streetlight last month launched a 21-city North American tour that will feature the New Jersey ska punk band performing Somewhere in the Between in its entirety at every show. Augmenting that 10-song album will be several tracks from Streetlight’s other four studio releases, plus a few surprises. Because, as the band notes on its website, “we play long-ass sets.”
It’s been a trademark of Streetlight since its first concert in December 2003 to give fans who purchase tickets more than their money’s worth—which automatically makes them a favorite of beer vendors and babysitters from coast to coast.
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