Pop-punk band The Wonder Years to play Beacham

It’s is extremely hard to talk about modern pop-punk without bringing up The Wonder Years. Returning to Orlando in support of their newest release “The Greatest Generation,” the pop-punk band will be at the Beacham on Monday, April 7.

Formed in basements and living rooms, in Lansdale Pa., Dan “Soupy” Campbell, Nick Steinborn, Josh Martin, Matt Brasch, Casey Cavaliere, Mike Kennedy started the group in 2005. The group released two split EP’s before being signed in 2007 to No Sleep Records.

With the new label support, the bands released their first LP “Get Stoked On It!” The album brought their meager fan base to proportions they had yet to see.

In 2010, the group released their breakthrough album “The Upsides,” reaching the Billboard Alternative and Top New Artist charts. Shortly after the debut of the album, the band announced a move to Hopeless Records and a deluxe reissue of “The Upsides.”

The following year, they released their third studio album, first release under Hopeless Records, “Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing.” The record charted at No.73 on the Billboard Top 200.

After three years filled with reissues, EPs, and splits, the band released their latest studio album “The Greatest Generation.” This album has reached the greatest commercial success topping at No. 20 on the Billboard chart.

Joining the tour in support of their latest release are fellow pop-punk bands Fireworks, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball.

Doors for the Beacham will open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 and can be found online through the Beacham.

(Taken from April 2, 2014 issue)