At some point in everyone's life they will experience some form of tragedy, whether it's a death in the family, terrorist attack, weather catastrophe, or getting fired from the job expected to be their career. Eventually, the victim always turns to faith in something; a look to something bigger than one's own life. The realization that all the money, cars, sex, and stuff that this generation tells us we must have means absolutely nothing in the grand scenario of life. After the tragedy we find hope in the fact that death is not the end.
Since August of 2003, After the Tragedy has been searing a brand for themselves in the minds of people between the ages of 10 to 55. Using incredibly melodic hooks and increasingly complex instrumental parts, Tragedy continues to only burn brighter. In the small town of Cabot, Arkansas, not far from Little Rock, they shine like a diamond among pearls. With countless other impressive acts being birthed each day from central Arkansas alone, it's not an easy task for a local band to stake it's claim for something more, yet After the Tragedy does just that, and does it well. With members ranging in ages from 17 to 23, it's evident that they're just getting started. The main goal of After the Tragedy is to spread hope through their music and to be heard all over the world. Having hit Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, and Iowa on their own, it's only a matter of time until the empire expands. Among other accomplishments, Tragedy has successfully independently recorded and released a full length debut album entitled "The Beautiful Brand New" in April of 2005, selling over 1250 copies to date and more with each passing day. With so many more achievements, the question arises, "Why aren't they signed?" When asked, guitarist James is quoted as saying, "We're not going to sign our lives away when we're doing fine on our own. It's going to take an offer better than what we can do for ourselves."
They've toured with Bands like Thursday, Hawthorne Heights, Trapt, Halifax, Hellogoodbye, Jacks Mannequin, Morningwood, Matchbook Romance, Thousand Foot Krutch, The Ataris, Love Drug, Throwdown, The Chariot, As Cities Burn, Disciple, Jonah 33, Beloved, It Dies Today, Spoken, Edison Glass, Maxeen etc.
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