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BIO: Valencia met by playing local shows together around the tri-state area in separate bands. George Ciukurescu and JD Perry grew up together; attending elementary school, high school, and their first year of college. They joined a band in 2001 called The Capgun Heroes with Brendan Walter and former members Sean Mundy and Ryan O'Hara. Shane Henderson sang in the band Attracted to Miss and Max played drums in The Emphasis. They formed the band that is known today as Valencia in 2004. The band is named after the wife of the protagonist, Valencia, in the book by Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five. In 2005 Valencia signed to I Surrender Records after the label's owner, Midtown's drummer Rob Hitt, heard their demo tape. After playing the Warped Tour in 2005, they released their first album, This Could Be A Possibility, in October 2005, which was re-released in September 2006. The album has received mixed reviews. In 2006, the band was named SPIN Band of the Day and was a finalist for Band of the Year, but lost to Nightmare of You. In May 2006 the band stopped touring because of the death of Shane's girlfriend. In July 2006 Valencia traveled to Japan to play the Fuji Rock Festival. In 2007 the band toured with Boys Like Girls, The Audition and All Time Low in the U.S. Valencia also toured with We the Kings, The Cab, Charlotte Sometimes, and Sing it Loud in April 2008. In 2009 Valencia performed in the Soundwave (Australian music festival) with New Found Glory, Say Anything and Billy Talent. The band opened for blink-182 in June 2009 on their summer reunion tour. Valencia's second album, We All Need a Reason to Believe was released on August 26, 2008, featuring 11 new tracks.[10] The album leaked in its entirety on August 16, 2008. On August 19, 2008 it was made available as a full stream on the band's Myspace page. "Safe To Say" is on the soundtrack for MLB 09 The Show. Valencia spent summer 2009 touring with Every Avenue. Band member Brendan Walter was one of 32 sued by the RIAA in its first round file-sharing suits.[12] During an interview on WCUR's Foundation Radio on December 9, 2010, host Adam Barnard asked about the circumstances surrounding this incident. Walter stated that he had been chosen at random because he had illegally downloaded music by American rock band Smash Mouth. Valencia's third album, "Dancing With A Ghost" was released October 12, 2010. After a long break from touring, the band went back on tour for their new album in October 2010. The tour includes a few shows of headlining along with shows with bands like Say Anything, Saves the Day and Motion City Soundtrack. The band's tour will also make it all the way to Australia. In June 2011, guitarist JD Perry left the band on amicable terms due to personal reasons. The band continued touring obligations on the Zumiez "couch tour" with Forever the Sickest Kids and I See Stars with a friend, Trevor Leonard playing on guitar. On September 30, 2011, former Valencia drummer Maxim Soria was killed in a motorcycle accident. On October 11, 2011, Valencia announced that they were going on hiatus. Their last show was at Philadelphia venue the Electric Factory, on December 28th 2011.

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by TV News Desk - October 22, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2020

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by TV News Desk - August 04, 2020

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by TV News Desk - July 28, 2020

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by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2020

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by TV News Desk - April 16, 2020

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by TV News Desk - March 10, 2020

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by TV News Desk - March 02, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 25, 2020

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by TV News Desk - February 21, 2020

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by TV News Desk - January 15, 2020

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by TV News Desk - January 08, 2020

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by TV News Desk - January 08, 2020

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by TV News Desk - December 16, 2019

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by TV News Desk - November 19, 2019

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by TV News Desk - November 14, 2019

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by TV News Desk - November 05, 2019

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by TV News Desk - October 31, 2019

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by TV News Desk - September 10, 2019

Fresh onto the scene, the pop-duo Valencia present their debut single, “Light of You” alongside producer Ian Kimmel out today across all digital streaming and retail platforms. The electro-pop track showcases the airy vocals and musical chemistry between California girl, Jadeyn Madsen and British he...
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by TV News Desk - September 03, 2019

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by TV News Desk - September 03, 2019

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by TV News Desk - August 22, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2019

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by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2019

Shreveport, Louisiana's Seratones - fronted by the gospel-trained powerhouse frontwoman A.J. Haynes - will release their sophomore album POWER next month, and today they share an incredibly moving music video for the album's title track. The Danielle Calodney-directed video highlights A.J.'s work as...