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Bayside Announce “Battle of the Bands” for Opening Slots on Upcoming Tour

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Bayside have announced a “Battle of the Bands” contest to find local artists to open up for them on their upcoming tour.

    We’re excited to announce our Battle of the Bands contest for the #Interrobang Club tour which will give 29 local bands a chance to join out show in their city. This is fan voting so anyone has a chance. Submit your band by 9/27. Good luck! Enter now at

    — Bayside (@BaysideBand) September 24, 2019

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  2. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    I love that they're doing this, and in particular they've made it clear that the band chosen to open each show will be paid to play.

    So many times bands do stuff like "send us your best t shirt designs and we'll give the winner a free shirt!" Stuff like this cheapens artists' worth. If an artist puts in the work, they deserve to be paid for it. Very well done to the Bayside guys for making sure that these opening bands aren't being taken advantage of. It's a great opportunity for them to get exposure.
  3. CMilliken


    This is really cool!
  4. Dan O'Neill


    I wish my band was still super active, but we’ve only jammed like twice all year. Certainly not looking to make under-rehearsed fools of ourselves at the Philly show, haha.

    This is very very cool though.
  5. I did this for a well-known band on Rise and I didn't even get a free shirt. All-in-all it was a bummer.
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  6. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    That's such crap to hear.


    @bradsonemanband ????
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  9. mattylikesfilms


    This is actually really cool of Bayside. Love that they’re paying the band and allowing them to set up merch too. Excited to hear the winners!
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  10. benschuyler

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    This is super rad the Bayside is doing this. Props to them for supporting musicians this way.
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