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Sleeping With Sirens at The Fillmore, 3 Things To Know

Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016

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Sleeping With Sirens has accomplished quite a bit in a short amount of time.

Formed during 2009 in Orlando, Fla., the hard-rocking quintet has released four albums, and EP and, earlier this year, a "Live and Unplugged" set that put a spotlight on the group's sturdy songwriting. Frontman Kellin Quinn, meanwhile, has been a go-to guest for a slew of other bands, including Good Charlotte, Machine Gun Kelly, Pierce the Veil and Memphis May Fire.

The "Live and Unplugged" album catches Quinn and company at the end of one cycle, for 2015's "Madness" album, and in the midst of making something new. So that's put a little jet fuel behind this last go-round before hitting the studio again in earnest...

Sleeping With Sirens is ushering out "Madness" feeling good about what it achieved on its fourth album. "Y'know, we made that record in Nashville, and it was a crazy experience because it was one of those, 'What the hell do we do now?!' things," Quinn, 30, explains by phone from his home in Florida. "I think we got some positivity back into us and really made what was a tremendous record for us. So we're ready right now to go in at some point and write new music, which I think will feel like our first record again, a whole new start."

Sleeping With Sirens will be recording the next album with Josh and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, which has Quinn excited for the creative prospect. "They're great, man. It's like working with your brother or something," he says. "They understand both sides of the music business. They understand what it's like to be in a band and tour. They understand what it's like to have a family, like I have. They understand the business side of things. But they really care about the music first. It's very empowering and enlightening to see that side of it. When you're used to working with the 'suits' of the music industry, it can become very uninspiring and you kind of wonder 'What the hell is this dude doing here? What's he contributing?' So it's nice to have someone like Benji and Joel who get both sides of it."

The "Live and Unplugged" album was another way for the band to keep things fresh for itself, according to Quinn. "We planned on doing a live acoustic thing for some time," he says. "We put out an acoustic EP and we've always incorporated acoustic performances within our set, doing, like, the Goo Goo Dolls' cover ('Iris') and stuff like what. We wanted to do something stripped-down and make it, like, a smaller moment of the show. Mid-tour we were like, 'Hey, we should record this, just so we have it,' and it ended up making a really awesome record."

Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, Tonight Alive and Waterparks

Sunday night, Nov. 6. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave.

Tickets are $39.50 and $27.50.

Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

Web Site: www.thefillmoredetroit.com

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