Augustana is an American rock band hailing from San Diego, California. Its music blends rock music with indie rock styles and roots rock styles. It has been active since 2003 and has since been signed onto record labels such as Epic Records. It has been associated with a number of band including The Last Almanac. The band's lineup today consists of Dan Layus on vocals, playing the guitar and piano, Jordan Lamoureux playing the bass guitar, on vocals and keyboards, Jay Barclay playing the guitar and David Lamoureux on drums, mandolin, keyboards and vocals. It is a band to watch live for an example of the best in rock and roots rock through Augustana tickets.
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Augustana was formed in 2002 at the Greenville College where Dan Layus and a number of friends were studying. Their first song was More than a Love Song written by Dan Layus for his girlfriend. They then went on to record their first album, Midwest Skies and Sleepless Mondays in 2003 and produced a number of copies of it at Jon King’s home recording studio. In 2003, they also released the Mayfield EP and then went on to tour live all over the US. It performed live with artists and was seen by many through cheap Augustana tickets. Bands it performed live with included Switchfoot, The Fray, Maroon 5, Counting Crows, O.A.R., Dashboard Confessional, Snow Patrol, Goo Goo Dolls, The Damnwells, Acceptance, OneRepublic and Cartel. It also performed a number of concerts and tours as the headlining act.
In 2005, Augustana released the album All the Stars and Boulevards which ranked number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and also charted on the Billboard 200 chart. It was released through Best Buy stores as well as on the Best Buy website where it was instantly sold out in just a day. It contained new versions of songs such as Wasteland, Boston and Stars and Boulevards as well as music videos for Stars and Boulevard and Boston. This hit single went on to rank at the top of the Billboard 100 chart and was part of many of the biggest TV series including Smallville, Scrubs, The Big Bang Theory and One Tree Hill.
In 2007, Augustana performed live to audiences via cheap Augustana tickets as part of their second tour as the headlining band. It was supported by Vega 4 and also went on to perform with Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba on his very first solo tour, held after the release of the album The Swiss Army Romance. In 2008, its third studio album Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt was released and it contained two charting songs; I Still Aint Over and Sweet and Low. It then appeared live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and its songs continued to be a part of TV series, appearing in General Hospital, Friday Night Lights, Numb3rs and One Tree Hill.
In 2011, Augustana released its fourth album, a self-titled release. It contained the hit single Steal Your Heart which was released through AOL Music and was part of the 11th season of Degrassi. It was followed by the song Just Stay Here Tonight which part of an episode of the TV series, Private Practice. It then went on to perform live on The Late Show With David Letterman where it was watched by many through cheap Augustana tickets.
Augustana’s albums have ranked first on charts such as once on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and twice on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart. With several hit singles and albums which are sold out in a day, this is a band to encounter live for a once in a lifetime experience through Augustana tickets.
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