After more than a decade, Armor for Sleep will tour again

Armor for sleep reunion

Armor for Sleep performs at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, July 10.

The Jersey-based emo band Armor for Sleep, which disbanded in 2009 after eight years together, will reunite for a tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album, What to Do When You Are Dead. Venues will include the Gramercy Theatre in New York, June 19, and the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, July 10.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 at 10 a.m.; visit starlandballroom.com for Sayreville, livenation.com for New York.

Frontman Ben Jorgensen said in a press release: “I started Armor for Sleep when I was an anti-social 17 year-old — I had no band members, just a band name and a couple songs I recorded in a studio by myself. I honestly had no grand plan for the band, but when people started reacting to the first demos that were recorded, I was just kind of curious to see where it would go.”

What to Do When You Are Dead, he said, “is the thing we created that never seems to go away. For me personally, revisiting the album is a bookmark to a time in my life that would ultimately shape everything about the person that I am today. We are all extremely humbled that this album has meant so much to so many people over the years, and we’re honored that we’re going to get the chance to come back again and play some shows to celebrate it, and rock out with everyone.”

Jorgensen is joined in the band by bassist Anthony DiIonno, drummer Nash Breen and guitarist P.J. DeCicco.

For information on the band, visit armorforsleep.com.

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