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Emo Orchestra Announces Inaugural Tour Feat. Special Guests Hawthorne Heights

Posted Jun 28, 2023

June 28, 2023 – For emo lovers and orchestra aficionados alike, there’s a new show in town. Emo Orchestra, created by Ben Mench-Thurlow, brings you a unique and incredible new experience that brings together the emo hits of your youth with a touch of adult elegance. Featuring special guests Hawthorne Heights, along with a full orchestra arrangement, Emo Orchestra will be embarking on its inaugural tour this fall. The nationwide run kicks off on Sept. 27 in Cincinnati, with stops to follow in Nashville, Atlanta, DC, Indianapolis, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 30.

Emo Orchestra is a perfectly designed tribute to the music that shaped emo fans when the genre first exploded, but is tailored to the people its fans have become in the years since.

“Our goal with Emo Orchestra was to create an inclusive experience that appeals to a wide audience of music fans,” says Mench-Thurlow. “It’s an opportunity for early fans of the emo genre to share the music that we all loved with the next generation, and it was curated to be family friendly. The addition of the orchestra adds a cool texture and depth to these nostalgic hits and may also expose fans to instrumentation they’re less familiar with in a new setting. And orchestra lovers will experience what they enjoy with an exciting twist!”

In addition to playing their own songs, Hawthorne Heights will perform a vast array of emo hits that will have formative memories flooding back while brand new ones are created at the same time. Each night there’ll be a playbill for the performance that’s designed like a punk rock zine, a VIP experience that includes a meet and greet with the conductor/arranger, Evan Rogers, and Hawthorne Heights, and a copy of the sheet music for Hawthorne Heights’ song “Ohio Is For Lovers” signed by the band. There’ll also be a merch line featuring Emo Orchestra’s skull logo. Emo Orchestra and Hawthorne Heights invite you to dress up or dress down for an evening of music that you won’t forget.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

9/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
9/28 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/4 – Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre
10/5 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
10/6 – Torrington, CT @ Warner Theatre
10/7 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/12 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
10/14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort
10/18 – Fort Pierce, FL @ Sunrise Theatre
10/20 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
10/21 – Waterloo, NY @ Del Lago Resort & Casino
10/22 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theater
10/24 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theatre
10/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
10/26 – Sheboygan, WI @ Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts
10/27 – Waukegan, IL @ The Genesee Theatre
10/28 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Miller Auditorium
10/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
11/2 – Davenport, IA @ The Capitol Theater
11/3 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place
11/5 – Omaha, NE @ The Astro Theater
11/9 – Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
11/11 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

At a Glance:
What: Emo Orchestra Featuring Hawthorne Heights
When: Tickets go on sale June 30, 2023 for the show on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. Where: Miller Auditorium on the campus of Western Michigan University.
How Much: Tickets start at $36. Visit the Miller Auditorium Box Office or call

(269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. For more information, visit ###

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