State Champs Headlines Strong Pop/Punk Bill at Empire Live, December 10th

ALBANY – Coming to Empire Live in Albany on Saturday, December 10th, are Albany-based State Champs as part of their King of the New Age Tour. Also performing that night are Hunny, and Between You and Me, along with special guest, Save Face. The bill, featuring a fantastic blend of pop, alternative rock, and punk, will make for a very entertaining night of music in the Capital Region.

Pop-punk band State Champs began in 2010, basing their quick-paced and emotive sound on the influence of masters of the genre like Fall Out Boy, the Story So Far, and New Found Glory. Based around singer Derek Discanio’s wailing vocals, the band was filled out by guitarists Tyler Szalkowski and Tony Diaz, and bassist William Goodermote; they were eventually joined by drummer Evan Ambrosio. After a demo circulated, the band released the Overslept EP in late 2012, and followed with full-length The Finer Things in 2013. An acoustic revamp of The Finer ThingsThe Acoustic Things EP — was released in late 2014. A year later, the band released their second LP, Around the World and Back, on Pure Noise Records. The album would prove to be somewhat of a breakout for State Champs, reaching number 30 on Billboard’s Top 200 and laying the foundation for two years of hard touring. They issued a deluxe version of the same album with a DVD and a number of bonus songs in early 2017.


Doors to the show open at 6:00 pm for a 7:00 pm start time. Tickets go on sale August 19th at noon and are $29.50 in advance and $32.50 for day of purchases. To purchase a ticket, go to the club box office, or click here.

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