WITH ARROWS IN ACTION THROUGHOUT AUGUST 11 INCLUDING LOLLAPALOOZA PERFORMANCE ON 8/3
Bay Area staple alt pop group FINISH TICKET have taken fans, and themselves, on a rollercoaster ride throughout their career with a whirlwind of highs and lows. After creating a wave with sold-out shows across the Bay Area and their debut album Tears You Apart, they were picked up by Atlantic Records who released their debut EP When Night Becomes Day and were seen touring alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy and AWOLNATION. The band also made key festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful and Kaboo, in addition to making their debut late-night TV performance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” In 2019, FINISH TICKET self-released their hit track “Dream Song,” which garnered over 2.7 million streams and saw the band embark on a successful headlining tour, selling out multiple venues across the country. Then COVID hit in 2020 and put everything to a halt.
After spending the past three years writing and recording their second full-length album (title TBA), FINISH TICKET signed a record deal with Better Noise Music. Today (July 21), they’ve released the first new music with the single, “Changing,” marked by an irresistible melody, nostalgic guitar riffs and affecting self-questioning lyrics. For the intimate sing-along styled lyric video, the trio—Brendan Hoye (vocals), Alex DiDonato (guitar), and Gabe Stein (drums)—took a full-sized bed out to the beach. The video can be streamed HERE or seen below. “Changing” is out now across all digital platforms at https://finishticket.ffm.to/changing.
“This song is about the fear of aging and feeling that you haven’t accomplished as much as you thought you would by now,” the band explain. “By letting those pressures get to you, you lose sight of why you chose this path and start making decisions from a place of desperation and not for the love of what you do. Pair that frantic disappointment with a pressing drum beat and nostalgic guitar riffs, alongside a languid halftime outro, and you’ve got ‘Changing.’”
FINISH TICKET toured earlier this spring across the West Coast with Canadian rockers The Beaches. The trio then kicked off a full U.S. run in early July with Arrows in Action and Honey Revenge which stretches through August 11, during which the band will bring their passionate and heartfelt live show to Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 3 alongside headliners Billie Eilish and Karol G. Full dates can be found below. Tickets are available at https://finishticket.com.
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation, and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED, and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Toronto, and Sydney. The label was named Billboard’s #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint of 2022. The label has made history by ranking as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Imprint for five years in a row (2018-2022).