This energetic Minneapolis band have been a mainstay on the pop punk scene since the late 1990s, remaining consistently relevant despite a succession of line-up changes and member shuffles. While the genre's subculture isn't as prolific as it was in the 1990s and 2000s, the band are still able to draw legions to their spirited gigs, so fans will be very sad to hear that 2016 marks the end of their whirlwind 20-year music career with a 'So Long, Farewell' tour.
They'll stop in the UK to treat British fans to tracks like 'This Is For Real', 'Everything Is Alright' and 'Attractive Today' for one last time, so make sure you don't miss out! Pick up Motion City Soundtrack tickets now on StubHub UK.
Initially formed as a duo in 1997 by singer Justin Pierre and guitarist Joshua Cain, MCS (who originally went by the moniker Saddest Girl Story) have evolved into one of the most significant on the pop punk scene. Inspired by iconic '90s alternative acts like Weezer, The Flaming Lips and Cheap Trick, they carved a unique sound characterised by highly emotional lyrics, catchy melodies and new wave synthesiser nuances. Described as a leading light in the pop punk genre, MCS released their punk-glazed debut album I Am the Movie in the summer of 2003, and have gone from strength to strength. In fact, they impressed three-chord punk pop impresarios Blink 182 so much that the Mark Hoppus and co. invited them on tour, bringing the band a whole new legion of fans.
With many summers in the noughties spent on the Warped Tour, the MST boys garnered an immense intercontinental fan base particularly in the UK and Brazil, propelling their third studio album Even If It Kills me into the US Top 20. With pop punk classics like 'The Future Freaks Me out' and 'This Is For Real' in their arsenal, they're undoubtedly trailblazers of their genre, and with their dissolution imminent, now is the perfect time to see the band live. Don't waste any time - resolve to live every day like it's Warped Tour and get Motion City Soundtrack tickets now for one last time on StubHub UK.
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