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Tour Dates [04 Jun 2007|04:18pm]
w/Mike Birbiglia, Limbeck, Steel Train, Reubens Accomplice
07/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
07/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre

w/Mike Birbiglia, Limbeck, Steel Train, Ollie Jason
07/16 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
07/17 Austin, TX @ Antones

w/Honorary Title, Limbeck, Steel Train, Ollie Jason
07/18 Houston, TX @ Meridian
07/20 Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
07/21 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
07/22 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
07/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
07/26 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
07/27 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
07/28 Tulsa, OK @ D-Fest (Blue Dome District)
07/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
07/31 San Diego, CA @ Soma

w/Honorary Title, Limbeck, Steel Train, Reubens Accomplice
08/01 Hollywood, CA @ Avalon
08/02 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
08/03 San Francisco, CA @ Geat American Music Hall
08/04 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
08/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08/07 Vancouver, BC @ Croatian Cultural Center
08/09 Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
08/10 Edmonton, AB @ Dinwoodie Lounge at Univ. of Alberta
08/11 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub at Univ. of Saskatchewan
08/12 Winnipeg, MB @ Ramada Theatre
08/15 London, ON @ TBA
08/16 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
08/17 Montreal @ TBA

w/Piebald, Steel Train, Limbeck, Reubens Accomplice
08/18 So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
08/19 Boston, MA @ Avalon Ballroom
08/21 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
08/22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
08/23 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre
08/24 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
08/25 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
08/26 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
08/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
08/29 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
08/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
08/31 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew Hall
09/01 Chicago, IL @ The Vic
09/02 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
09/04 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
09/05 Sauget, IL @ Pops
09/06 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
09/07 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
09/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
09/10 Las Vegas, NV @ TBA

THEFORMATMERCH.COM [30 May 2007|07:29pm]

Camp Format will be announcing dates for the summer tour soon, as well as support. The tour will run two months (starting around July 13th) and will likely be the last in support of Dog Problems. We're also including at least 7 Canadian dates, for those of you in Saskatoon who've been yelling at us for years.

"She Doesn't Get It" VIDEO!! [05 Mar 2007|12:55pm]
The new video for "She Doesn't Get It" can now be seen on MySpace!! Also, if you haven't noticed already, we've added 3 additional versions of the song to our MySpace player: "She Doesn't Get It (Jim Scott Radio Remix)", "She Doesn't Get It (Live)", and "She Doesn't Get It (Acoustic)"


[02 Feb 2007|03:45pm]
Hi Everyone,

Right now I'm on an airplane on my way back from a little mini vacation in
New York city...obviously there is a child screaming in my ear next to
me...so I've put my headphones on...cranked the "Wicked" soundtrack...and
I've decided to write you all a letter of appreciation...kinda.

Thanks so much to everyone for the constant support as we keep trying to
make this music thing work...its been so much fun so far...and lately (the
last year) it keeps getting more and more exciting...and without all of
your help I don't think cynical fucks like us would be having as great a
time...a good example of that (aside from the countless concerts) would be
the Carson Daly show...the staff was as nice as anyone we've ever worked
with in a situation like that...and they helped make our first tv
appearance much easier...but we still would have been a deer in headlights
if it wasn't for 90% of the crowd being filled with people who knew the
words and danced along...you guys are the best....so with that being
said...we have a busy year ahead of us...I'll fill you in with as much as I
know right now...

Tonite we are going to be on the Carson Daly show...I don't know how the
times work out...but you can look it up...we had a blast doing the
show...we ended up playing and taping 4 songs (She Doesn't Get It will be
on tonite) and apparently its the most songs they've ever had anyone
record...so hopefully they'll show more of our performance on later
episodes...we also got a gift bag...that was pretty exciting...I stole the
card for a free tattoo (I don't know what I could possibly get) and it just
so happens Carmen Electra makes weight loss pills...i stole a bottle from
our gift bag in hopes that it will one day make me a better basketball
player...or at least 6'6...nonetheless it was exciting for a bunch of
hicks from Arizona (and a useless guitar player from Boston)....after the
taping we stuck around in LA a few extra days and filmed the video for
"She Doesn't Get It"...Sam and i wrote the concept one nite while we were
on that one tour we were on a few months ago....so I cant tell you whether
or not the treatment for the video is any good...but I can tell you that
we think its going to look great...we had a great director...and we had
such a fun time on the set with all the kids (I cant say any more)...it
should be done in the coming weeks..and hopefully be debuting in the next
month...which is when "She Doesn't Get It" will take its behind the back
bank shot at radio as our next single release...should
be...interesting...meanwhile we will be writing music at home and getting
ready to go to Japan for a week at the end of February...we are so excited
to be going to Japan...and at the same time we are sad we aren't going to
make the trip to Australia...I'm really sorry to everyone that was hoping
to see us down under...we just didn't feel it was the right time and we
have a bit of a busy schedule around that time...we are going to be
recording a few new or semi new songs...one which will be for a new kids
comp (as the kid next to me is reading this and eating doritos (thanks
jetblue for subduing children with television and snacks)) I'll let you
know more as I know more...but we're all really excited about writing and
recording...I hope to be doing a lot of that while we're on the Guster
tour this spring...i also hope to be playing a lot of frisbee and just
enjoying the weather this spring (I'm probably just saying this because it
was so cold in New York this week)...so after we regain our mojo on the
Guster tour, we are going to take a few weeks off and then record

I think that's enough for now...in the meantime enjoy yourselves...we will
see you soon.


p.s. sorry Australian supporters...we are really sorry..we are going to
come back during our summer...I swear.

something to look forward to [29 Jan 2007|10:26am]
Live on Last Call with Carson Daly - airing this Friday, Feb. 2


[12 Jan 2007|10:48am]

Last Call [09 Jan 2007|03:19pm]
On January 25th The Format will perform "She Doesn't Get It" on Last Call with Carson Daly! *Please note that this show will air Friday, February 2nd so set your Tivo, VCR's, etc. accordingly.

Apeman [01 Dec 2006|06:17pm]
Our cover of "Apeman" by The Kinks is now up on our MySpace player, check it out!
If it's not working, just be patient (it will work eventually).



so here we are...back on tour...schey is sleeping above me....marko is
wandering around somewhere on here wearing gray sweatpants...and new
mexico looks a lot like arizona...we are officially out on the road till
xmas and we're all anxiously awaiting the moment we get each other
sick...a lot has been going on lately so i figured id do my best to fill
you in...

first off...thanks to everyone that came to the harry mitchell benefit at
the clubhouse to see us with jimmy eat world, stiletto formal, and monique
reagan...it was a wonderful time and it was for a cause we felt compelled
to be a part of...if you were there and listening you might have noticed
we played a cover of the kinks song "apeman"...be on the lookout for the
song on this next tour with the all american rejects...and keep checkin
back here to see how you might be able to get a recorded version of that.

speaking of playing live...and recordings...THE iTUNES EXCLUSIVE LIVE EP
"AND NOW I HOPE YOURE ALRIGHT" is released today (october 24th)...i think you should tell all of your friends...and we should
collectively try with all of our power to get that thing in the top
100....whatcha think? pass it on....oh and if youre still interested in
hearing even more live songs from the same concerts....look out...cause
we're gonna release a second ep in december through our site.

shall i keep going...alright...well...the record is being released in
japan this week...i couldnt be more excited...its only a matter of time
before we head over there...and australia...where its being released in
november....and spain....where its being released in december...and
hopefully the uk...where we are still figuring out label stuff but hope to
have it ready there by january so we can head over by february...

i need a cigarette just thinking about all the flights we're going to have
to take.

but in the meantime we're here in wonderful new mexico (where i had to
cancel our first show ever last spring due to the joys of traveling with a
bunch of sick dudes)...ihop is about the only thing bumpin right now...so
i think i might head over there and have my 7th cup of coffee today...in
the meantime please come say hello to us on tour....thanks a lot guys.

OH WAIT! theres still more stuff going on...

right now nylon motion (the wonderful people who directed the compromise
video) are getting their hands (hint!) on the new format video...thats
right...we are doing yet another video...this time we dont have to be in
it either!....we will have more info on the "dog problems" video later...we're hearing that it will be done as early as next week.

as for next year...after the 2 live eps...after the apeman cover...after
the dog problems video...after the worldwide releases...after the all
american rejects tour...look for us to do another lonnnnng headlining
jaunt across the US and CANADA in support of what will be the next
single... "she doesnt get it".

ok...im tired of being a giant commercial...im gonna go listen to "tusk"


[16 Oct 2006|01:57pm]
New Headlining Show:

w/ This Day And Age

11/30/06 Flagstaff, AZ
Prochnow Auditorium - NAU - 7PM

U.K. Time Bomb 7" Surplus! [12 Oct 2006|09:33pm]
It appears as though 200 of the U.K. Time Bomb 7"'s managed to sneak their way into the guys' suitcases upon returning home to the U.S. Lucky for you, they will be up for sale starting tomorrow on theformatmerch.com

Also, if you've been living under a rock, The Format merch store was recently re-stocked with all of your favorite Format merch. Check it out, here!

[05 Oct 2006|01:45pm]
We will be headlining a few shows in between some of the Reject dates.
Tickets will go on sale soon!

10/6 Main Gate - Univ of AZ - Tucson, AZ
THIS SHOW IS FREE!! http://web.asua.arizona.edu/~asua/index.htm

10/25 Schine Underground Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
w/ This Day And Age

11/5 Emerson Suites Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY
w/ Straylight Run and Matt Pond PA

12/7 Ball Room Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID
w/ This Day And Age

[02 Oct 2006|01:57pm]
yo yo yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo yo yo,

sadly (for a few of us) we are home from england...lemme tell you...it wasnt what i expected it to be...thats neither a good or bad comment...but its different...contrary to popular belief...the food was great...i might be the first band member to ever gain weight whilst in the uk.

it took us a few days to get used to the crowds...its been a long time since we've had stuff thrown at us...im not sure if thats good or bad...but at least we have enough glowsticks now to throw a rave.

i had absolutely no success finding a proper english wife...i gave up after the first day....but i did fall in love with charlotte church...and british television for that matter...

unfortunately i wont be successful at getting either here in the states so its back to writing music and playing videogames.

you however should come see us opening for the all american rejects this winter...and buy our live itunes ep when it comes out.

and still buy as many dog problems records as you can.

oh and if you saw us in the uk i really hoped you liked it...we really did enjoy ourselves and i for one cant wait to return.

tell charlotte ill be there soon enough.


[20 Sep 2006|04:34pm]
"come on can you count all the notches in your belt?" id rather not. lets just say im starving myself."


the two weeks home came and went...not much happened...i played a lot of scrabble and literati...i still cant read or write...i went to los angeles for a couple days to help with the mixes of the new live ep...its going to be an itunes exclusive...so youd better git itunes...its gonna have six or seven songs...a few of them rarities...itll be out in october...and i think it sounds great...we never get the chance to sit back and listen to ourselves and hear the whole thing...it was nice...im really proud of the band because i think they are so great...its easy for me...i just have to sing and make no sense in between...so give a big hug to your nearest format member and tell them they do a great job.

in other news...we are leaving for the uk in a couple of days...first time...a little freaky...i really dont know what im going to do about flying 8 hours without a cigarette...pretty sure im gonna cover my body in nicotine patches and pray for the best...once we get there it will be no problem...we're opening up for the all american rejects...we only play something like 25 minutes a nite...that leaves me with 23hrs and 35 minutes a day to find me an english wife...sad i know...

once we get home we have a few weeks to kinda relax...we might make another video...im sure we will be playing a few secret shows...ive already written around 5 songs...i wanna get with sam and figure out a lot of those...its a little different from the dog problems stuff...so youd better not get too comfortable with our "sound"...

so im gonna git going...i gotta go find some of that nicotine gum.

thanks a lot guys...look out for "and now i hope youre alright: the format live in los angeles"...we will keep you posted.


[18 Sep 2006|02:16pm]
finally a little mtv love for the format...


[15 Sep 2006|02:49pm]

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i cant remember what is wrong..i been happy now for way too long..and oh...we got a lot more to go.. [04 Sep 2006|06:00pm]

ahhh we're finally home and i thought i would say thank you so much to all of you for coming out to the shows...thanks to all the wonderful bands and all the wonderful people we met in the last 2 months...and thanks for supporting us and our new record...it felt great hearing people sing along to the new songs...you guys are the best.

so we have two weeks off before we head over to england...im pretty sure sam and sean are the only ones hangin around az for the time being...markos leaving my house tomorrow morning to fly back to his island in washington...don is back in nyc...mike is getting ready to head to canada for awhile...and i think i need to go back to la to do a little bit of recording...after that ill find someplace else to go for a few days...its hard coming back from something like touring and settling down...so i just prefer to stay out in one form or another...but first ill take the next few days and enjoy what i have here.

marko just imed me from the living room...he wants to watch benchwarmers...im gonna go out there and ignore that napolean dynamite dude in the movie.

thanks again guys...you really are the best.


[24 Aug 2006|02:04pm]
You can now watch our new video for "The Compromise" at YouTube or on our MySpace page. We'll have a link to purchase it for your iPod or PSP later today. Also, if you haven't already go vote YES for the video on Fuse's Oven Fresh.

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