Well, apparently, it’s been made official. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is playing here at SUNY Oswego on April 26. Originally, I thought the major band playing here was going to be O.A.R. I recall seeing a flier posted in Hewitt a few months ago saying it was O.A.R., but I don’t mind. I like this much better. I love RJA, and I’m so ecstatic about this!
I remember first hearing The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on the radio with the hit “Face Down.” I’m pretty sure, in fact, that that was when most everyone heard them, unless, of course, you’ve been a diehard since the self-titled debut, which I don’t think was even signed to a major label, but I could be wrong. I’ve only heard the song “Angels Cry” from that record, although I think there’s an earlier version of “Face Down” on there as well.
The new album is amazing. They did change their style, and Ronnie really doesn’t scream like he did on the previous record (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has often been closely associated with the term “screamo”), but I think his vocal ability and range is proven to be amazing, especially with songs like “Pen and Paper” and the emotionally epic “Godspeed.” I love “Godspeed” so much. I love songs that touch my heart somehow, and art related to war always does. The story told in the song is heartbreakingly painful to hear. If they perform that at the concert, it’s going to be something epic.
I’m just so excited for this concert! I first found out at the Twilight showing at the campus center, which I want to say was early March? I don’t recall the exact date. Anyway, one of the girls who was working there said that the concert had been confirmed and that it was The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on April 26. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. In fact, I’m not even kidding, I thought for sure that I had misheard her, especially since when I did my own online research that night, I found nothing regarding them playing here, not on April 26 or ever. However, it has since been made official on their MySpace and Facebook and various other sites, and I am so psyched! Have I not made that clear enough? In fact, even though it’s 1:30 AM on Friday morning, if I were to still count this as Thursday, then I could say that it’s a month from today!