In addition to performing nightly, Greeley emphasizes getting to know fans on a personal level, providing the human identity that is clearly evident in their lyrics and presence. Though Greeley Estates' journey has just begun, they've already achieved unparalleled significance among their peers. They've completed 3 national tours including every date of Vans Warped Tour 2005. They've self-released a full length album Outside of This and a full length DVD The Death of Greeley Estates - both of which have garnered a top-five spot on SmartPunk's overall sales rankings. Celebrating their recent signing to Record Collection and the release of their second album, the EP Caveat Emptor, Greeley Estates co-headlined the MySpace Fall Tour 2005.
They returned to the studio in January 2006 to record their second full-length album and then continued touring on Taste of Chaos 2006. In a world of fabricated celebrity, people are finding honest authenticity in Greeley Estates - not only in their music and performance, but in their efforts, their character, and lives that serve as the foundation for their music. On January 31, 2007, bassist Josh Applebach announced that he would leave Greeley Estates for a teaching career in Arizona. Bradley Murray (previously with Versus the Mirror) from Tucson, Arizona became their touring bassist. His first live appearance with the band was on February 3, 2007 in Safford, Arizona. On June 3, 2007, guitarist Dallas Smith announced that he would be leaving the band in order to start up a family with his wife and expected twin daughters (he and his wife were to subsequently lose the pregnancy).
He made this announcement via a MySpace bulletin and announced that his last show would be June 20, 2007 at the Clubhouse in Tempe, Arizona. After their Mexican tour with Silverstein, Brad Murray left the band for personal reasons. On September 4, 2007, Greeley Estates recorded their new album. The two new members of Greeley Estates include Alex Torres (previously with Eyes Set to Kill) and Joshua Ferguson (previously with Glory Nights) After the band finished recording their new album Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East, Joshua Ferguson left to complete his apprenticeship as a hair stylist at BLACK MARKET HAIR in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; personal reasons seem to be why he left. Greeley Estates had announced Tyler "Telle" Smith as their new bassist, who was formerly of In Fear and Faith. Telle played his first show with the band on February 9, 2008, at the Clubhouse in Tempe, Arizona. In 2003 Greeley Estates had a track, entitled "Let the Evil Go East", on the Warped Tour 2008 compilation album. Their latest album titled Go West Young Man, Let the Evil Go East was released May 6, 2008. For the track "Blue Morning" on their new album, Greeley Estates hired music video director Daniel Chesnut to create a high energy, intense video, to match the band's new persona. On Friday, November 14, 2008, Greeley Estates announced that Smith, found within the course of the same year, had left the band to join The Word Alive. A song from the fourth album, entitled "Seven Hours" along with "Jealousy Breeds Killing Sprees", which features guest vocals Craig Mabbitt from Escape the Fate, were streamed online during November 2009.
Another new song from album "No Rain, No Rainbow" entitled "Friends Are Friends for Never" was also streamed online. As of June 12, 2010, guitarist Alex Torres announced his departure from the band via MySpace. In the blog, he stated; "Im not exactly sure how to say this, but as of a month ago, I let the guys know that I would be leaving the band.. and the "Oh, Sleeper" tour would be my last tour in Greeley Estates... To clear things up early, NO there is NO bad blood, and everyone is on good terms.
Greeley has been my family since 2007, and that will NOT change." Greeley Estates has been touring around the world, headlining many of these tours with bands including Vanna, Tides of Man, A Bullet For Pretty Boy and The Crimson Armada. Greeley Estates began work on their fifth studio album in 2010, originally expecting for an April or May release date. When asked of the band's fifth full-length album before its release, Zimmerman told AMP Magazine, "We’re thinking of kind of combining the last two records, Go West and No Rain, to kind of bring back some singing and have a little bit of melody but still have the heavy. I’m not sure yet on the lyrical direction." The fifth album was aimed for a summer release (which it met with an August release date), with producer Cory Spotts, who also produced the band's very first album "Outside of This" in 2004. The name of the album was revealed to be "The Death of Greeley Estates". On June 1, 2011 the first single to the new album was released on the band's Facebook page, titled "The Last Dance". On June 7, another song from the record was leaked, titled "Friendly Neighborhood Visit" through Alternative Press. Greeley Estates explained that the album they intend to release this fall will in fact come in two parts, each with seven songs: "The Narrow Road", on November 20, 2012, and "Devil Son", on April 9, 2013.
They are releasing both albums entirely independently without a record label. They released a single, "Lot Lizards," from "The Narrow Road" on October 25. On October 30 they released another new song from "The Narrow Road" online for one day only called, "Die." On November 13, another new song from "The Narrow Road" was released entitled, "Head Underwater" which will be the first official single, and will see an upcoming music video. The music video for the song "Head Underwater" premiered on Alternative Press on February 12, 2013.
The first song to appear from "Devil Son" was "Turn The Night Away" released on April 2, 2013. On April 5, 2013 the music video for the song "Marionette" premiered on YouTube. Current members: Ryan Zimmerman - vocals (2002–present) Brandon Hackenson - lead guitar (2002–present) David Ludlow - rhythm guitar (2009–present) Kyle Koelsch - bass (2010–present) Chris Julian - drums (2009–present) Former members: Dallas Smith - rhythm guitar (2002-2007) Alex Torres - rhythm guitar (2007-2010) Jared Wallace - bass (2002-2004) Josh Applebach - bass (2004-2007) Tyler "Telle" Smith - bass (2008) Mike Coburn - drums (2002-2003) David Hubbard - drums (2003) Brian Champ - drums (2004-2009) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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