Are you an emo adult who once went hard at shows, but now you find it hard to stand for extensively long periods at shows? Well, you’re in luck because now, there’s an Emo Orchestra! This unique tour’s special guest is Hawthorne Heights. You now have the luxury of sitting down and in a family-friendly environment. If you haven’t been a fan for long, that’s okay. This tour is meant to be an inclusive space for everyone. To get you even more hyped, here are a few songs we’d love to hear, especially with the orchestra.
The addition of the orchestra adds a cool texture and depth to these nostalgic hits and may also expose fans to instrumentation they’re less familiar with in a new setting. And orchestra lovers will experience what they enjoy with an exciting twist!
Ben Mench-Thurlow, creator of Emo Orchestra
‘Ohio Is For Lovers’
We’re aware that this is an obvious answer, considering it’s their most popular song. But we get literal chills thinking about hearing it with an orchestra. Whether there are unclean vocals or not. As Yellowcard has proven, a violin can absolutely go hard. Maybe, just maybe, we would stand up for this one.
While we will forever love their old songs, we just think that playing newer songs is also important. Between changes in vocalists and experimenting with new sounds, it could remind people that they’re still a band making new music.
Because Hawthorne Heights said that they’re planning on performing songs from other emo bands, here are a few we’d love to hear!
Taking Back Sunday — ‘You’re So Last Summer’
While we would love a deep cut in this setlist, whether it be a Hawthorne Heights song or a cover, it’s safe to assume that they’ll primarily be playing hits. We aren’t complaining, btw. ‘Cute Without The ‘E’ is the more likely choice, but we think this absolute banger would be perfect as an orchestral version.
Jimmy Eat World — ‘The Middle’
One of the most iconic songs from the early 2000s. Even just with the beginning, replacing the guitar with orchestral instruments would get the crowd so hyped. Hawthorne Heights, we are begging you for this one. Please.
Ready To See Emo Orchestra?
This tour kicks off on September 27th in Cincinnati, OH and wraps up on November 11th in Oakland, CA. You can check out the full list of tour dates and get tickets, if you haven’t already. They’re also offering VIP packages.
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