Friday, November 7, 2014

Face To Face to perform first three albums live in OC

Face To Face have announced upcoming front-to-back performances of their first three albums Don't Turn Away, Big Choice and Face To Face.

The Victorville, Calif. punk band will do these full-length releases in their entirety for the first time in its 20+ career over a three-night stand at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

Setlists will also include outtakes, b-sides from the era, fan favorites and songs from its catalog each night that will feature support from Pulley (Dec. 26), Guttermouth (Dec. 27) and Unwritten Law (Dec. 28).

Individual tickets for the upcoming run are $25 and can be purchased now via face To face's official website. A limited quantity of trifecta tickets that include admission to all three shows, along with a commemorative poster designed by Lou Xray and signed by the band, will also be offered for $60 (plus fees).

Frontman Trever Keith formed the band in the high desert community over two decades ago. Returning to their roots by playing music from their first three records, including some songs that have never been performed live, the band has come full circle.

"Now that we've wrapped up the touring cycle for our last record, Three Chords and a Half Truth (Rise Records), we are thinking about what kind of record to make next," said Keith.

"I think playing our earliest music live in the area where we used to play these songs over 20 years ago will inspire us to create a more 'old school' punk rock record like we want to for this next one."

When face to face reunited in 2008 after a four-year hiatus, making new records was the last thing on their mind. "The idea was we would just get together to play some live shows, but after two years of doing that it developed into us writing new material," Keith explains. "Three Chords and a Half Truth marked our eighth studio release and I think now is a great time to take a step back and enjoy the early music that has brought us here almost 25 years later. It's also a great way for some of our younger fans to familiarize themselves with our roots. Sometimes taking a look back is the only way to move forward."

With Guttermouth, Unwritten Law and Pulley opening these shows, Keith said, "I am looking forward to seeing the guys and hanging out and enjoying the music. These are bands that we used to play music with back in the early-'90s and throughout the years - we have a lot of great memories. It's always a blast to see old friends."

As for expectations for the next chapter of the band's career, Keith comments: "As long as people are still enjoying our music and it's still meaningful to them like it is to us, we're going to continue and never look back."

26 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory (w/ Pulley) - Don't Turn Away front-to-back
27 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory (w/ Guttermouth) - Big Choice front-to-back

28 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory (w/ Unwritten Law) - Face To Face front-to-back

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