Bayside Announce Acoustic Tour;Vacancy 7-inch

Bayside, who recently released their “brilliant” (Outburn) album Vacancy, release a 7-inch of the same name today, featuring non-album track “This Could Be Our Lives” as well as an acoustic version of “The Ghost” with guest Chris Conley (Saves The Day). A digital version of the 7-inch is also available now, and includes the bonus track “Not Fair” (acoustic).

The band has also confirmed a brief acoustic tour with VIP tickets available now and general pre-sale on Friday. Hawthorne Heights opens. Dates are:

December 16 Pawtucket, RI The Met
December 17 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
December 18 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
December 20 Wilmington, DE World Café Live
December 21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
December 22 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
December 23 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House

“We have always set out to be a band that had many layers to our music,” explains Anthony Raneri. “We’ve always considered ourselves a punk band that wrote pretty complex songs that really stray from the standard straight forward punk song. Ever since our acoustic record in 2005, acoustic versions of our songs have been a great tool in our arsenal to showcase the depths of our songs without the layers of distortion.”

The Vacancy 7-inch can be purchased here: The digital version is available via iTunes ( and is streaming via Spotify ( and Apple Music (

Bayside released Vacancy in August of this year and followed the release with an extensive North American tour. The Tim O’Heir (Sebadoh, Hedwig And The Angry Inch) produced album was recorded during Raneri’s time at a Nashville hotel following the dissolution of his marriage. “I wanted this record to be more about what’s happening to me as opposed to having it be all about a disintegrating relationship,” said Raneri when discussing the themes behind the 11-song release. Alternative Press said “the band have fully embraced their theatrical side, creating rock music worthy of filling any arena”, while Magnet described Vacancy as “hook-heavy” and “giant-riffed.”

Prior to the band’s December acoustic tour, Bayside heads to Australia:

November 3 Bunbury Wa, Australia Prince of Wales
November 4 Perth, Australia Amplifier
November 5 Adelaide Sa, Australia Fowlers Live
November 6 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
November 9 Belconnen, Australia The Basement
November 10 Newcastle West, Australia Cambridge Hotel
November 11 Camperdown, Australia Manning Bar
November 12 Brisbane, Australia The Brightside
November 13 City of Gold Coast, Australia Shark Bar