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Games We Play Signs to Fueled by Ramen & DCD2 Records

Games We Play currently has concert dates planned through September.

Games We Play Signs to Fueled by Ramen & DCD2 Records

Miami-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and pop-punk provocateur Games We Play (a.k.a. Emmyn Calleiro) has signed to Fueled By Ramen and DCD2 Records. In tandem with the announcement, he just unveiled the official music video for his viral breakout single "I Hope You're Happy".

About the signing, DCD2 Records Founder and Fall Out Boy bassist and visionary Pete Wentz commented, "In a time where the world seems to get so much serotonin funded by a committee of likes and comments on social media platforms, true authenticity is scarce but invaluable. This is what drew me to Games We Play-it's all there-cohesive, funny, sad-self-aware and ambitious all folded inside of true punk rock hooks. It feels like a throwback, but from the future."

Emmyn added, "My whole team-Johnny Minardi (Fueled By Ramen), manager Nano, and Pete-are all DIY hardcore pop punk kids. They all understand the place I was in a couple of months before this happened. My dad was in a band, and I love people who grew up in the same scene. Once I met Johnny, I was like, 'He's my friend!' Then, Pete and I hit off instantly, and he's a genuine friend now. They don't want me to be anything I'm not. They want me to be me. I can't wait for everybody to hear the new music I have coming!"

The video for "I Hope You're Happy" bottles the breezy energy of the track into a clever complementary visual. Emmyn's contagious enthusiasm, bold personality, and hilarious sense of humor come to life on screen as the magnetic pop-punk refrain resounds with chantable turn-of-the-century bliss.

This weekend, Games We Play will embark on a run of dates supporting Point North. Next month, he will hit the road supporting The Band CAMINO on the second leg of their The Tour Camino across North America. The 17-city trek kicks off on June 2 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, visits major markets on the East Coast and Midwest, and concludes at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on June 24, 2022. A complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found below,

Watch the new music video here:

GAMES WE PLAY TOUR DATES

Supporting Point North

May 22, 2022 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

May 26, 2022 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger

May 30, 2022 - Houston, TX - The Secret Group

Supporting The Band Camino

June 02, 2022 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom

June 03, 2022 - Fayetteville, AR - JJ's Live

June 04, 2022 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman

June 05, 2022 - Omaha, NE - The Admiral Theater

June 07, 2022 - Chesterfield, MO - The Factory

June 08, 2022 - Newport, KY - PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation

June 10, 2022 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre

June 11, 2022 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

June 12, 2022 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall

June 14, 2022 - Portland, ME - State Theatre

June 16, 2022 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre

June 17, 2022 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

June 18, 2022 - Richmond, VA - The National

June 19, 2022 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva

June 21, 2022 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater & Ballroom

June 23, 2022 - Columbus, OH - KEMBA Live!

June 24, 2022 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

Festival Dates

May 28, 2022 - Arlington, TX - So What?! Music Fest

July 23, 2022 - Gonzalez, TX - Guadalupe River

September 10, 2022 - Pittsburgh, PA - Four Chords Music Festival

September 23, 2022 - Birmingham, AL - Furnace Fest

Practically predestined to play pop punk, Games We Play a.k.a. Emmyn Calleiro sings the kinds of hooks you text your ex (and not because you still care or anything!) and rotates between instruments with quiet confidence. The Miami-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer turns up with an upbeat and undeniable sound-like a one-man Warped Tour, but with a propensity for 21st century virality.

He's not afraid to be honest about his ups and downs, representing the feelings of every kid (and adult) who doesn't have it easy. After falling in love with pop punk by way of Blink-182, Emmyn learned bass and drums in church as he simultaneously perfected his guitar and vocal skills. Dropping out in eighth grade, mom and dad even let him fly to New York at 15-years-old for his first recording session. Eventually, the family relocated to Nashville where Emmyn could focus on music. Games We Play made waves with the Senior Year EP during 2018.

Getting married and moving in with his wife Dani, she pushed him to go all out. In 2021, he unleashed "Deadbeat" and organically attracted an audience on TikTok with a series of highly candid and utterly hilarious posts. A preview for the hyper-charged punkified banger "I Hope You're Happy" exploded, amassing millions of views, and leading to a record deal with Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records.



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