• Make Me Famous Vocalist Quits, Band Plans To Break Up

    Make Me Famous Vocalist Quits, Band Plans To Break Up

    Make Me Famous vocalist Denis Shaforostov has quit, and they have announced plans to break up. Read below:

    Statement from Dusty, Sergei, Serj and Jimmy from Make Me Famous

    We are currently in the middle of our first, and unfortunately the last headline tour as the band Make Me Famous. This will also be our last tour and time playing in the band known as Make Me Famous. As it were, most the members of Make Me Famous were very excited and grateful for this opportunity. We would like to say that we love playing music; love touring and most importantly WE love the fans.

    We would like to make a statement on the state of Make Me Famous. We four members were never treated like equal musicians to Denis Shaforostov. According to Denis, he was the only member in the band and he treated the rest of us as unpleasant as humanly possible, it was not fun being in a band with him. It was as if everybody but Denis were hired musicians and were expected to do any and everything that he would tell to us to do. Denis would also expect to keep a larger portion of any band income, in return he would treat us disrespectfully and give everyone in the band and the bands team an everlasting negative attitude. From those on the inside of the industry, this might not come as much of a surprise.Denis not only lied to our label and management about who wrote what in the band, but lied to the fans as well. Denis told everyone that he wrote and recorded 99% of the bands music; in actuality all of Make Me Famous had a large portion in the creation of both. The music we made, including production and recording of our album was a collaborative effort involving all members of the band. We were not appreciated for anything by Denis, he would take his front-man position in the band to his advantage. He lied to the bands label and management in order to get paid more on royalties, payouts and even daily band tour allowances. Meanwhile it was us, the rest of the members of Make Me Famous, who did what normal, hardworking touring musicians do (setting up our gear, loading in merch, driving to the shows) as Denis refused to help while doing nothing but making nasty comment after nasty comment such as, “I brought you here, you owe me! You’re nothing without me”!!

    After around 10 months of dealing with Denis and the stress that came with him, we approached our team about his behavior and told them how we did not want to continue on without him. As of right now Denis has overstayed his welcome, he has a plane ticket booked home to the Ukraine and is flying back mid-tour. We will finish the tour without Denis, but sadly is not the first show without him as he has missed out on a whole tour previously because he simply did not want to play that tour (due to the fact that he once told the headlining band vocalist over twitter that THEY would be opening for Denis in 6 months).In summary, Denis has some issues and according to Denis, the fault to his issues is everyone and anyone but himself. This will be the end of our current incarnation, but we promise you the rest of the members, minus Denis will continue on making music and touring under a new forthcoming name. Our industry team continues to back us and we look forward to playing for you in 2013!

    Please come out and support our final Make Me Famous shows (dates below). We would surely appreciate the support from our fans, various singers from the support bands will be filling in on Denis’ spot and it will surely be a good time to mark the end of something that we all loved and were excited about but was ultimately ruined by one person—Denis Shaforostov

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  • Attila Announce Tour With Make Me Famous, Issues, Ice Nine Kills And Adestria

    Attila Announce Tour With Make Me Famous, Issues, Ice Nine Kills And Adestria

    Attila have announced tour dates with support from Make Me Famous, Issues, Ice Nine Kills and Adestria. Dates below:

    10/26 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ The Speakeasy
    10/28 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
    10/29 Metairie, LA @ Cypress
    10/30 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
    10/31 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
    11/1 McAllen, TX @ Geo’s
    11/2 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
    11/3 Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcat’s
    11/4 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
    11/6 Owingsville, KY @ AG Center
    11/9 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
    11/10 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
    11/11 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
    11/14 Boise, ID @ The Venue
    11/15 Spokane, WA @ Northwest Events Center

  • The Word Alive Announce Tour Dates With I See Stars, Make Me Famous, Crown The Empire

    The Word Alive

    The Word Alive will be going on a short tour with I See Stars, Make Me Famous and Crown The Empire below.

    June 24th- Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
    June 25th – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
    June 26th – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
    June 27th – Milwaukee, WI @ Summer Fest
    June 28th – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
    June 29th – Bixby, OK @ The Compound
    June 30th – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
    July 1st – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

  • For Today Announce Tour Featuring A Skylit Drive, Stick To Your Guns

    For Today have announced the “fight the silence” tour with support from A Skylit Drive, Stick To Your Guns, MyChildren MyBride and Make Me Famous. Dates below:

    3/9 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
    3/10 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
    3/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
    3/12 Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Hall
    3/14 Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
    3/17 Dallas, TX @ South By So What Festival
    3/20 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
    3/21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
    3/23 Simi Valley, CA @ 118 West
    3/24 San Diego, CA @ Soma
    3/25 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    3/28 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
    3/29 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
    3/31 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
    4/1 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
    4/3 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
    4/4 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
    4/5 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
    4/6 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
    4/8 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
    4/11 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
    4/12 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
    4/13 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
    4/14 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
    4/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
    4/17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
    4/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
    4/19 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
    4/20 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
    4/22 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (FT/STYG)

  • 19 Bands Confirmed For South By So What?!

    Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, For Today, Emmure, Every Avenue, Cartel, Sleeping With Sirens, Hellogoodbye, I See Stars, A Skylit Drive, Comeback Kid, Close Your Eyes, Stick To Your Guns, Conditions, Motionless In White, Make Me Famous, MyChildren MyBride, Abandon All Ships and Secrets have been confirmed to play South By So What?! on March 17th in Dallas, TX at Quiktrip Park.

  • I See Stars Announce Headlining Tour With Stick To Your Guns, Memphis May Fire

    I See Stars have announced details for “The Leave It 2 The Suits” tour. Joining them will be Stick To Your Guns, Memphis May Fire, Our Last Night and Make Me Famous. Dates below:

    Jan 06 – The Omni – Toledo, OH
    Jan 07 – Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
    Jan 08 – Sunset Hall – Fort Wayne, IN
    Jan 10 – New Song Church – Windsor, Canada
    Jan 11 – Ritual – Ottawa, Canada
    Jan 12 – La Tulipe – Montreal, Canada
    Jan 13 – Wally’s – Hampton, NH
    Jan 14 – Gramercy – New York, NY
    Jan 15 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
    Jan 16 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA
    Jan 18 – Greene Street – Greensboro, NC
    Jan 19 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
    Jan 20 – Sector 7G – Augusta, GA
    Jan 21 – Iceberg Lounge – Montgomery, AL
    Jan 22 – American Legion – Pensacola, FL
    Jan 25 – Boney June’s – Evansville, IN
    Jan 26 – Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
    Jan 27 – Attic Club – Dayton, OH




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