Metro Station

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In April 2010, after months of rumors and whispers, Trace Cyrus took to Ustream and made the announcement fans dreaded: “As many of you already know, Metro Station is taking a break—and I think it’s a permanent break.” Wearing oversized sunglasses, sporting a pin-straight, asymmetrical haircut and rocking a jean jacket open enough to show his many chest tattoos, the singer/guitarist said the words with conviction. The band was over and everyone was moving on. Cyrus had already started his own solo project, Ashland High, and while fellow Metro Station singer Mason Musso continued to produce music and perform under the existing moniker, the resurrection was half-hearted and intermittent, at best. However, the combination of time and perspective managed to make the impossible occur by bringing two former musical collaborators and best friends back together.

“It was a case of too much success too quickly,” Cyrus admits while sitting outside a coffee shop in North Hollywood in July 2014. “I remember when we were doing it—playing with Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and Miley [Cyrus], filling arenas, opening for Lady Gaga overseas—we always wanted more. Instead of sitting back and saying to ourselves, ‘Whoa, we’re really doing something great,’ we just wanted more.”

“Our 20-year-old egos were going, ‘I’m the shit,’” Musso interjects, sipping on a large ice tea next to Cyrus. “I never felt like anything was enough, but as Trace always says, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”

Judging from their familiar rapport, it’s hard to believe the two spent four years apart with zero communication—Cyrus didn’t even have Musso’s phone number during that time—until Musso decided to reach out in October 2013. Much like a clandestine relationship, the pair have been hanging out ever since, but they chose to keep their reconciliation private instead of flaunting it to the world, at least not until they were both ready to go public. So how was the duo able to work through their problems? “I think we both just matured as people and as musicians,” Cyrus explains. “As far as friendship goes, at 25, you realize what’s important to argue about and what’s not. It’s easier to communicate when you’re older. When you’re younger, you let your emotions get in the way. Now we can talk it through. That’s what our issues were in the past; we had horrible communications skills.”

What was never an issue for Cyrus and Musso was writing hit songs together. The band’s 2007 self-titled album—which included tracks like “Seventeen Forever” and “Kelsey”—has sold more than 500,000 copies and its third single, “Shake It,” was certified platinum, having sold more than 2.7 million copies. The song also cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard charts in 2008 and the accompanying video has racked up 47 million YouTube views to date. In other words, when Metro Station decided to throw in the towel, they were experiencing the kind of exponential rise most bands would kill for. “The goal is to be the biggest band in the world,” Cyrus says with the confidence of a star athlete. “If you’re going to do something, why not try and be the best? Even if we don’t achieve that one day, we know we tried. We did all we could. Everyone has the same chance to make it in this industry; it just depends how good your songs are and how hard you’re willing to make it.”

Now that Musso and Cyrus have reunited, they have been touring with a variety of different bands and have released an EP called Gold, which features new songs like “Love And War” and “She Likes Girls,” along with an 18 song mix tape entitled “Savior” featuring their newest release “Married In Vegas”; both of which blend the group’s signature electro-pop melodies and newfound lyrical depth. The band has also recorded tons of new material, but they aren’t in a rush to put out a full-length album—yet.

Not only does the future look bright, but the possibilities are endless for Metro Station. “I really think in the long run, we’re going to look back at the breakup as a blessing from God,” Cyrus says with complete sincerity. “I’m very religious so I feel like God kinda came in, took everything we had away from us and slapped us on the wrist, saying, ‘You need to learn, you need to appreciate what I’m giving you.’ I feel like this is our second chance to make things right and to prove that we enjoy doing this and appreciate it.

METRO STATION ROMPS THROUGH SIN CITY IN NEW VIDEO, "MARRIED IN VEGAS"

Image: Metro Station, Mazur PR, Michael MazurLOS ANGELES - Synth-poppers Metro Station will release an exciting new video for "Married in Vegas" in advance of their US tour this fall.

"Married in Vegas," which appears on Metro Station's last release, Savior, follows singer Trace Cyrus and his real-life girlfriend, actress Brenda Song, as they marry in Las Vegas' famed Little White Chapel and party with friends, including Metro Station partner Mason Musso and drummer Spencer Steffan, throughout the night. The video's use of high quality camera shots mixed with VHS and iPhone footage give the video such a realistic vibe.

"As real as the video feels, obviously Brenda and I didn't really get married during the shoot," Cyrus said. "It was crazy, though, having the pastor really do the whole ceremony just as he would for a normal wedding. It was a wild experience for sure, since it was with my girlfriend. She filmed all night with us then had to drive straight back to Los Angeles in the morning for work on her TV series. I'm super excited to have her as part of this video and think it's an amazing thing we can look back on forever."

In addition to the Little White Chapel, parts of the video were filmed in the penthouse suite of a local hotel. Some of Vegas' most famous landmarks are also featured as the party cruises the Strip in a classic, old-school Cadillac convertible.

"We stayed up all night shooting from the evening till sunrise, having a blast, and I think it really shows in the video," said Cyrus. "This song is one of our favorites and, also, Vegas is one of our favorite cities to relax, drink and party every chance we get. The song just made sense for us."

"Married in Vegas" is the third video filmed with LA based directing duo WATTS. Metro Station's relationship with WATTS began with the video for "Love and War" shortly after Cyrus and Musso reunited, followed by a clip for "She Likes Girls." "Every video we do with them just seems to get better and better!" Cyrus said. "Our goal is to give our fans the best quality music and videos, and we are excited to make more videos with WATTS in the future."

Metro Station released their self-titled debut in 2007 and enjoyed wildly successful singles, as well as huge tours, before calling it quits a couple years later. After a several-year break, Cyrus and Musso reunited in 2013 and picked up where right where they left off. The Gold EP was released in 2014 and the full-length Savior in 2015. The duo continues to tour in support of Savior and will head out on The Savior Tour, also featuring Palaye Royale and The Strive, beginning in October.

The Savior Tour dates are as follow:

10/10/16 Mon. The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

10/11/16 Tue. Marquis Theater, Denver, CO

10/12/16 Wed. In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT

10/14/16 Fri. The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA

10/15/16 Sat. Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA

10/16/16 Sun. Joe's Grotto, Phoenix, AZ

10/18/16 Tue. Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas, TX

10/19/16 Wed. Scout Bar, Houston, TX

10/20/16 Thu. The Rev Room, Little Rock, AR

10/21/16 Fri. The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

10/22/16 Sat. The Orpheum, Tampa, FL

10/23/16 Sun. O'Malley's Sports Bar, Margate, FL

10/25/16 Tue. Arizona Pete's, Greensboro, NC

10/26/16 Wed. The Canal Club, Richmond, VA

10/28/16 Fri. Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA

10/29/16 Sat. The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY

10/30/16 Sun. Planet Trog, Whitehall, PA

11/1/16 Tue. Webster Underground, Hartford, CT

11/2/16 Wed. Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

11/3/16 Thu. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville, NY

11/4/16 Fri. Studio at Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY

11/5/16 Sat. Cattivo, Pittsburgh, PA

11/6/16 Sun. Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

11/8/16 Tue. A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH

11/9/16 Wed. The New Vintage, Louisville, KY

11/10/16 Thu. Subterranean, Chicago, IL

11/11/16 Fri. The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

11/12/16 Sat. Fubar, St. Louis, MO

11/13/16 Sun. Mill City Lights, Minneapolis, MN

11/15/16 Tue. The Pike Room at Crofoot, Pontiac, MI

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METRO STATION READY TO RECLAIM SYNTH-POP CROWN ON UPCOMING US TOUR

Image: Metro Station, Mazur PR, Michael MazurLOS ANGELES - Reunited and reinvigorated, the Platinum-selling Metro Station is ready to hit the road again on The Savior Tour this fall.

After releasing a self-titled debut in 2007, Metro Station enjoyed wildly successful singles in "Seventeen Forever," "Kelsey" and "Shake It," and toured the world with the biggest names in music, performing for sold-out arenas. But with all that success came little satisfaction and the duo of Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso called it quits within a couple years. Musso continued under the Metro Station moniker, while Cyrus went on to work on a new project, Ashland High. After several years of not speaking, the two re-connected in 2013 and set all differences aside.

With last year's Savior mixtape, a spot on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and the 2014 EP Gold, Cyrus and Musso are already poised for a triumphant return with Metro Station's infectious synth-pop.

"We are super excited to see our fans and we can't wait to play these shows," Musso said. Metro Station will hit venues across the country, including some old favorites like The Rave in Milwaukee. "They have an underground 1920s abandoned Olympic-size swimming pool that is empty," he continued. "The owner has informed us that it is haunted and we believe her. Some members from the band have said they have seen ghosts near the underground pool!"

An exciting new video is on the horizon before the tour, with a new recording to follow after.

Image: Metro Station, Tour, Schedule, Mazur PRJoining Metro Station on The Savior Tour will be Palaye Royale and The Strive. Dates are as follow:

10/10/16 Mon. The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS

10/11/16 Tue. Marquis Theater, Denver, CO

10/12/16 Wed. In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT

10/14/16 Fri. The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA

10/15/16 Sat. Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA

10/16/16 Sun. Joe's Grotto, Phoenix, AZ

10/18/16 Tue. Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill, Dallas, TX

10/19/16 Wed. Scout Bar, Houston, TX

10/20/16 Thu. The Rev Room, Little Rock, AR

10/21/16 Fri. The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

10/22/16 Sat. The Orpheum, Tampa, FL

10/23/16 Sun. O'Malley's Sports Bar, Margate, FL

10/25/16 Tue. Arizona Pete's, Greensboro, NC

10/26/16 Wed. The Canal Club, Richmond, VA

10/28/16 Fri. Voltage Lounge, Philadelphia, PA

10/29/16 Sat. The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY

10/30/16 Sun. Planet Trog, Whitehall, PA

11/1/16 Tue. Webster Underground, Hartford, CT

11/2/16 Wed. Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

11/3/16 Thu. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville, NY

11/4/16 Fri. Studio at Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY

11/5/16 Sat. Cattivo, Pittsburgh, PA

11/6/16 Sun. Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

11/8/16 Tue. A&R Music Bar, Columbus, OH

11/9/16 Wed. The New Vintage, Louisville, KY

11/10/16 Thu. Subterranean, Chicago, IL

11/11/16 Fri. The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

11/12/16 Sat. Fubar, St. Louis, MO

11/13/16 Sun. Mill City Lights, Minneapolis, MN

11/15/16 Tue. The Pike Room at Crofoot, Pontiac, MI

 

www.metrostationmusic.com

 

Twitter:

@metrostation

@Tracecyrus

@themasonmusso

@SpencerSteffan

 

Instagram:

@themasonmusso

@TraceCyrus

@spencersteffan

@Metrostationmusic

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