Bryan Odell, a reporter from Lincoln, Nebraska, conducted an interview with vocalist Levi Benton of Ohio metallers MISS MAY I on June 27 at the Chula Vista, California stop of the Vans Warped Tour. You can now watch the chat below.
Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine Alternative Press recently announced MISS MAY I as the headliner for its annual fall tour, The AP Tour Fall 2012, sponsored by Petersaysdenim. The tour, featuring a lineup handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October and wraps at the end of November.
MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia's modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD.
Once again, The AP Tour includes built-in incentives for both the fans and the bands. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer. With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of The AP Tour Fall 2012 issue. In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of The AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet-and-greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I's soundcheck, a signed copy of MISS MAY I's new record, "At Heart", a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale from August 7 through August 9 at this location and go on general sale on August 10 at 10 a.m. local venue time.
MISS MAY I's new album, "At Heart", sold 12,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was described by Revolver magazine as having "plenty of monster tracks, propulsive riffs, and searing breakdowns" (May/June 2012 issue). Released on June 12 via Rise Records, the effort was helmed by famed producer Machine (LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE, SUICIDE SILENCE).
"Hey Mister" video: