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It was a warm and muggy night in Naples, FL as Once Around took to the stage at South Street City Oven and Grill. Led by Sebastian on vocals, Wrath on guitar/backing vocals and Era driving the drum kit hard they hit the crowd with a raw and furious onslaught of some great hard rock tunes.

They are out in support of their six song EP Leaving Home that was released on April 6th. The EP was produced by Kile Odell who has also worked with Motionless In White, Letters From The Fire, and Failure Anthem.

The first single “Ghost” peaked at #32 on The Billboard Rock Indicator Chart (spending 8 weeks total in the Top 40 on Billboard), and it peaked at #22 overall on The Foundations SMR chart for all stations combined.

“Ghost” Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stg9JgUKT_o

The band’s new single is the title track “Leaving Home” and is influencing rock radio now! “Leaving Home” Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pb4GnbqP6o

In its first week out it was the #1 most added song on the Foundations SMR Chart and the #2 most added song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart. It is currently in the Top 20 on The Foundation Rock Chart making it the band’s first Top 20 Rock Radio hit! The single is also currently in the Billboard Top 30 Mainstream Rock Indicator chart making it their 2nd Top 40 hit in a row on Billboard and first Top 30 hit on Billboard!

Since their formation in 2014, Once Around has opened for several national acts including Trapt, Bobaflex, Fuel, Powerman 5000, Like A Storm, Flaw, Devour The Day, Stitched Up Heart, Wayland, Islander, Wednesday 13, Quiet Riot, Art Of Dying, Letters From The Fire, The Funeral Portrait, Farewell My Love, Saliva, Skid Row, The Veer Union, Skillet, and many more!

Setlist:

  1. Expiration Date
  2. I Will Ascend
  3. Rivals
  4. Daydreamers
  5. Ghost
  6. Leaving Home

Connect with ONCE AROUND:

www.oncearoundidols.com

Facebook: oncearoundband

Instagram: oncearoundband

Twitter: oncearoundband

Youtube: oncearoundmusic

Upcoming Shows:

Night Hawks Jacksonville, FL 10/14

Shanghai Nobby St Augustine, FL 10/16

Furnace 41 Jonesboro, GA 10/17

Southern Shakers Summerville, SC 10/19

The Rabbit Hole Charlotte, NC 10/20

The Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC 10/21

Side Tracks Music Hall Huntsville, AL 10/28

Whisky A Go‐Go West Hollywood, CA 10/29

Photos and review by Brian Kreuser