VIDEO: This Legend Releases Official “Holiday From Crazy” Music Video!

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The pop-punk clan from California, This Legend, made their debut on June 10, 2014 with Fuse, announcing LP and Ben Harper, two original Yellowcard members had reconnected after nearly a decade of not playing music together, sign to Cyber Tracks (label owned and operated by El Hefe of NOFX and wife Jen Abeyta), and hit the studio.

The band recorded their 12-track debut with Sam Pura (State Champs, Basement) at The Panda Studios which features singles “Life Pushes Hard” and “Lyrics From My Pen.” The band just wrapped a thrilling full US and Canadian tour with Lagwagon and today, December 15th, they are excited to partner with BlankTV for the official music video release of “Holiday From Crazy” (directed by Travis Mauck and produced by Travis Dixon).

Last month the band partnered with Red Bull to unveil an exclusive stream of their album and announce an official pre-order for their vinyl via the Cyber Tracks website. Red Bull coined the album and technique by noting it is, “Filled with tight tracks driven by LP’s trademark frenetic drumming, Harper’s searing guitar playing and the empowering lyrics, It’s In The Streets will definitely charge you up.” Fans interested in pre-ordering It’s In The Streets on vinyl can head over to CyberTracks.com for more information/details.

Check out the music video below! Remember to grab their album from iTunes or pre-order a vinyl copy now!

This Legend Unveils Second Single “Life Pushes Hard” From New Album — Listen Now!

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From their forthcoming album due out this fall, This Legend excitedly released a second single “Life Pushes Hard” written by lead singer Chris Castillo and premiering with Alternative Press. Chris had written the song in hopes of helping fans through difficult times in life. “Life Pushes Hard” comes after their debut hit “Lyrics With My Pen” which premiered exclusively with Team Rock.

More details about their debut album are set to be released next week for fans along with more music to give pop-punk fans a glimpse of who This Legend really is. Until then, fans can get exclusive details from This Legend about their debut album being released on Cyber Tracks, an LA record label, with idobi radio as well as checking out dates and details for their upcoming The Road To Florida Tour with Lagwagon happening this coming fall!

Make sure you have a listen to “Life Pushes Hard” by This Legend below!

This Legend Finish Debut Album & Announce Full-US Tour With Lagwagon

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The California based, pop-punk clan This Legend have teamed up with idobi radio for a special video announcing that their debut album (which is due out late this fall) is finished! The band had a busy summer recording at Panda Studios with heavy-hitting producer, Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs, Basement). The debut album will be released on Cyber Tracks, and LA based record label owned and operated by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Chris Castillo, the band’s vocalist had this to say about the album:

“Its been so awesome to work in a studio setting with LP and Ben. Feels kinda like a dream.  Plus Steven is a riot that can’t be stopped once we’ve started having fun, so there were always good times!  These songs have a lot of who I am as a person in them. It’s cool to watch everyone add to them, and turn them into what This Legend is. Its become a very positive, energetic album. We’re proud of every second on it and cant wait to share it with everyone.”

Moreover, the band is excited to announce an upcoming full-US and Canadian tour with Lagwagon. Kicking off at the House of Blues in San Diego, the 4-piece will travel up to Canada, the Midwest and complete the tour through the Northeast this November and December. The tour will follow a slew of headlining shows on the West Coastin Tour and The Road To Florida Tour (see dates below). In addition, the band has been added to the 9/28 Rise To The Fall 2014 Tour opening for Authority Zero at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco.
This Legend Fall Tour Dates:

WEST COASTIN TOUR DATES:

9/18/14 – Loaded, Los Angeles, CA

9/19/14 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

9/22/14 – Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO

9/23/14 – The Railyard, Billings, MT *(Official Dropkick Murphy’s After party)

9/24/14 – The Palace, Missoula, MT

9/26/14 – El Corazon Lounge, Seattle, WA

9/27/14 – Alhambra, Portland, OR

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES: 

9/28/14 – DNA Lounge, San Francisco CA *(Rise to The Fall Tour, Opening for Authority Zero)

 

THE ROAD TO FLORIDA TOUR DATES: 

10/16/14 – The Nile Theater, Mesa, AZ

10/17/14 – The Hive, Flagstaff, AZ

10/19/14 – The Vanguard, Tulsa, OK

10/22/14 – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA

10/24/14 – The Royal American, Charleston, SC

10/26/14 – Crowbar, Tampa, FL

10/27/14 – High Dive, Gainseville, FL

10/28/14 – Jack Rabbit’s, Jacksonville, FL

10/29/14 – Pug’s Live, Tallahassee, FL

10/30/14 – Beatnik, New Orleans, LA

11/1/14 – The Ten Eleven, San Antonio, TX

11/2/14 – Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX

 

LAGWAGON TOUR DATES: 

11/06/14 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
11/07/14 Indio, CA The Date Shed
11/08/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
11/09/14 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
11/11/14 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/12/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/13/14 Vancouver, BC Canada Rickshaw Theatre
11/14/14 Kelowna, BC Canada Level Nightclub
11/15/14 Calgary, AB Canada Flames Central
11/16/14 Edmonton, AB Canada Union Hall
11/17/14 Saskatoon, SK Canada Louis’ Pub
11/18/14 Winnipeg, MB Canada Pyramid Cabaret
11/20/14 Green Bay, WI Green Bay Distillery
11/21/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
11/22/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
11/23/14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/25/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11/27/14 London, ON Canada Call The Office
11/28/14 Toronto, ON Canada Opera House
11/29/14 Ottawa, ON Canada Ritual
11/30/14 Montreal, QC Canada Olympia Theatre
12/01/14 Quebec City, QC Canada Imperial
12/03/14 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
12/04/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
12/05/14 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
12/06/14 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/07/14 Washington, DC Black Cat
12/11/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall

This Legend Announces Headlining September Fall Tour — Check Out The Details!

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In early June, FUSE exclusively announced the debut of This Legend consisting of former Yellowcard members Longineu Parsons III and Ben Harper, Chris Castillo (Stanley and the Search), and Steven Neufeld (Hey Mike!). The band also signed to Cyber Tracks, an LA based record label owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta.

Today, This Legend is happy to announce their first headlining tour this September, the West Coastin Tour, kicking off at Loaded in Los Angeles on September 18th. The band is ecstatic to give fans a sneak peek into their debut album set for release late this fall. Just last month the band finished recording at the Panda Studios with heavy-hitting producer, Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs, Basement).

WEST COASTIN TOUR DATES:

Thurs. Sept 18 – Loaded, Los Angeles, CA

Fri. Sept 19 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

Mon. Sept 22 – Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO

Tues. Sept 23 – The Railyard, Billings, MT *(Official Dropkick Murphy’s Afterparty)

Wed. Sept 24 – The Palace, Missoula, MT

Fri. Sept 26 – El Corazon Lounge, Seattle, WA

Sat. Sept 27 – Alhambra, Portland, OR

Ex-Yellowcard Members Reunite To Form This Legend, Sign To Cyber Tracks Label

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EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY AT FUSE.TV

Former Yellowcard members Longineu Parsons III and Ben Harper have re-united and formed a new pop-punk band. The new collaboration will be called This Legend featuring members LP, Ben Harper, Chris Castillo (Stanley and the Search), and Steven Neufeld (Hey Mike!). The band has signed to Cyber Tracks, an LA based record label owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta. Their debut album will be produced by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs) and is expected for release this October. Stay tuned for new music to come soon. For more information on This Legend go here.

LP ON FORMING THIS LEGEND:
“After being in Yellowcard for 18 years, this will definitely be a new experience for me. The last 18 years with Yellowcard has played a big role in who I am today. I am excited to begin this new adventure with my best friend Ben Harper and re-unite in a new musical endeavor together. I’m stoked to embark on this journey with one of my inspirations, El Hefe of NOFX, and I feel This Legend is a perfect fit for the Cyber Tracks family. Jen and Hefe have been very supportive throughout my new transition and I feel we’ve created a solid team. I can’t wait to start writing again. Thank you to my fans for sticking by my side throughout all of this. See you on the road very soon!” – LP

CYBER TRACKS ON SIGNING THIS LEGEND:
“I used to chill with LP and Ben back in my Warped Tour days. Their level of musicianship has impressed me over the years, so it’s no doubt this will be a great album,” says El Hefe, with Jen adding, “I’m confident of what’s to come from this new collaboration. It’s a fresh approach and I feel that we’ve created the perfect team in a family environment. Chris is a phenomenal songwriter, and from the demos I’ve heard so far, I anticipate this to be a killer record.”

THIS LEGEND BIO:
It’s no surprise that creating a band takes a lot of work, but coming out of previously successful bands and having to start from scratch takes honest passion. For the first time in over ten years, best friends Longineu Parsons III “LP” and Ben Harper, both formerly of Yellowcard, re-united in May, 2014. They have enlisted Chris Castillo of ‘Stanley and the Search’ and Steven Neufeld of ‘HeyMike!’ to form This Legend.

With a world renowned trumpet player as a dad, it was inevitable that LP would become an unstoppable musician. Starting at the tender age of two, LP quickly picked up the drums with the help of professional drum instructors Max Roach and Art Blakey. Fast forward several years, LP would meet soon-to-be best friend and guitarist Ben Harper at Douglas Anderson School of The Arts. The two formed what would become the well known pop-punk band Yellowcard and toured the world together for many years. Harper would later leave Yellowcard to continue his musical endeavors with his self-founded label, Takeover Records. One of his first signings would be HeyMike!, a punk band from Camarillo, CA. The band saw moderate success throughout the mid-2000’s with the help of Harper’s guidance. Harper and Neufeld, the band’s singer/guitarist, became close friends during their time working together. Also spawning from the local scene, Castillo (having previously played in several San Gabriel Valley bands including ‘Stanley and the Search’) caught the attention of NOFX guitarist El Hefe and wife Jen Abeyta, as a significantly talented singer/songwriter.

After LP’s departure from Yellowcard in March of 2014, he partnered with Harper to collaborate again. Unsure of what was to come musically, the duo wanted to lean on El Hefe for advice. El Hefe suggested they begin writing with Castillo, a musician he and Abeyta had taken under their wing for some time. After solidifying a singer, guitarist and drummer, a bassist and backing vocalist was needed. The group enlisted long time friend Neufeld to fill the slot. 2014 would prove to be the perfect year of break-ups and make-ups. In May of 2014, the band would sign to Cyber Tracks, an LA based record label owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and Abeyta. Upon selecting the band name This Legend, LP stated, “It’s a positive statement to say, ‘no matter who you are and no matter how many times you get put down in the world, you can look at yourself in the mirror and see a legend.'”

Photo Credit: Chris Parsons

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