It's probably safe to say that Dashboard Confessional was the first band we ever full-on fangirl-screamed for at a show. Something about the sincere, soul-melting lyrics combined with Carrabba's sweet acoustics just did us in. We've caught pretty much every tour they've been on since and waited eagerly for them to tour for their sixth full-length, Alter the Ending, with New Found Glory and NeverShoutNever back in late '09, but it never happened. They had to cancel their appearances due to a last-minute family emergency. Boo.
Dashboard Confessional just
announced that it'll be making its way back to South Florida on
November 27. Carrabba will be hitting Revolution that Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, so make sure to mark your calendars. You'll want to whine out songs about heartbreak and pain that weekend anyway after running into exes during the holiday break. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.
Can't wait that long? Dashboard will also release a ten-year anniversary, limited-edition boxed set of The Swiss Army Romance on November 16, and it's now available for preorder. It'll have the remastered album on five seven-inch records, extended artwork, a notebook with handwritten lyric sheets, previously unreleased photos, guitar picks, commemorative tour laminate, and it'll all be encased in an intricate Swiss Army Knife case, numbered out of 1,000. You know, in case you always wondered what Carrabba's saccharine distress sounded like via vinyl.
Dashboard Confessional, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 27, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets on sale October 7 at 1 p.m. $25 in advance. Visit ticketmaster.com.