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The Maine’s Free For All Tour

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It’s no secret that Arizona natives The Maine have a large following not only on the west coast, but all over the world. Since 2007, not only have they created a strong bond with each other, but they have also created a strong bond with their fans. John O’Callaghan, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, Kennedy Brock, and Pat Kirch have been evolving as artists, musicians, people, and friends.
Even after eight years of growing success, The Maine continues to stay humble and genuine when it comes to their fans by coming out after almost every show to meet as many people as they can. How many bands can you think of that still do that?
If you look at some bands that have been together for 5+ years, you have to pay for meet-and-greets, enter into contests, or stand behind a fence in hopes to get a glimpse of the bus driver who will laugh at your attempts to pass a message along to the band. However, The Maine are an authentic group of guys who are intentional about letting their fans know how much they appreciate their support. They are so committed to honoring their fans and their dedication, in fact, that they went on a free tour.
That’s right, a 100% FREE tour. They toured all across the U.S. and didn’t make a dime in ticket sales. They never knew how many people would show up each night, but almost every night of the Free For All Tour, they would hit the max capacity of people in one venue.
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Drummer Pat Kirch said in his pre-tour guest post on clichemag.com, “We have been a band for over eight years and have played more shows than I can count. Every night, people come out and support what we do. This tour is just a small part in showing how much that means to us… It is a celebration of music and the people that support music. This is a chance for anyone that wants to come see us play.”
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We got a glimpse of the celebration of music and people at The Maine’s show at House Of Blues in Orlando, FL, and you can believe us when we say it was an incredible night.
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To keep up with The Maine, follow them on Instagram: @TheMaineBand
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The Maine’s Free For All Tour: Photographed by Imani Givertz

The Maine: Free For All Tour

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This blog post was guest-written by The Maine Drummer, Pat Kirch
The Free For All Tour is something that we have been working on for the past 5 years. We have always wanted to find a way to show our fans what their support means to us and I think this tour is just that. We have been a band for over 8 years and have played more shows than I can count. Every night, people come out and support what we do. This tour is just a small part in showing how much that means to us. It is something that I have not seen other bands do and I hope that it is going to create a special environment at the shows. It is a celebration of music and the people that support music. I am very excited to meet new people on the tour as well, people that have been on the fence about coming to a show or people that maybe couldn’t afford a ticket in the past. This is a chance for anyone that wants to come see us play.
We never want to do the same thing over and over again, so when planning for our next tour, every idea we had felt like it was something we had seen before. That’s when we finally decided it was the right time to pull out the “free tour” idea. It is an exciting time for our band because without ticket sales, it is hard to anticipate how the tour is going to go. We really have no idea how it is all going to come together, but just the thought of being able to finally see this idea come to fruition is exciting.
All that being said, it’s time for me to get back to work. We have a lot of songs to learn! See you all on the free tour, and please spread the word.
Love,
Pat
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TOUR DATES
The Maine Presents American Candy
9/5 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
9/7 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
9/13 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
9/15 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
9/24 – Austin, TX – The Parish
9/26 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
9/30 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
The Free For All Tour
8/30 – Henderson, NV – The District At Green Valley Ranch
8/31 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Club At 50 West
9/1 – Westminster, CO – Orchard Town Center
9/3 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
9/6 – Westland, MI – Westland Shopping Center
9/11 – Howell, NJ – GameChangersWorld
9/18 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
9/19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
9/23 – Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Track
9/28 – San Diego, CA – Quartyard
10/1 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
10/2 – Tustin, CA – District At Tustin Legacy
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Photographed by Dirk Mai