New Jersey natives, Action Item, are set to embark on a U.S. theater tour in support of the band’s self-produced documentary, Until It’s Over, kicking off on August 3rd in Los Angeles, CA. Until It’s Over gives fans a look into the life of five best friends from a small town and how they became Action Item – including tons of behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of their upcoming album and the band’s world tours. All screenings of the film will be followed by an acoustic performance and a Q&A session with the band (see trailer below).
“Action Item is a band about moments.” These are the first words you will read in the band’s recent announcement of their documentary screenings of Until It’s Over. You can ask any of their undying fans and they will tell you, Action Item is unlike any other band. From their creativity, to their passion, to their never-ending hard work, these New Jersey natives plan on breaking the mold.
From the start, this five-piece powerhouse has never played it safe. “We always try to top our past ideas when we market our band,” explains keyboard player Mark Shami, “An independent band creating a documentary & screening it across the country was just that. We have sold out almost every date, and we couldn’t be more thankful for our fans.” But this is only the latest idea that has been wildly successful for the young pop act.
Action Item has been touring the last two years in support of their first EP, The Stronger The Love, an album that has sold over 22,000 copies independently. In that time these early twenty-somethings have been direct support for Hot Chelle Rae, Andy Grammer and Allstar Weekend. Along with having support slots for Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & Boys Like Girls under their belt. On top of that, the band has had three singles in Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown including “Learn To Fly” a track produced by Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. “Working with Nick was incredibly surreal because when someone of that stature has faith in you,” bassist, David Buczkowski describes “It reaffirms that you’re on the right path.”
Right now, the boys are putting the finishing touches on their new EP, due out this Fall. Contracting A-List producers, the sky is the limit for them. “This album is going to show exactly where we are as a band, musically and personally,” says singer Brian Cag. “I think there is a song for everyone on this record. Our personalities really shine through every track and we couldn’t be more proud of it.”
“Last Day of Summer,” the lead single, is bursting with breath taking nostalgia, an undeniable hook & monstrous production. “No matter how old you are, you can’t help but have flashbacks of the summer days that you want to relive over & over,” drummer Dan Brozek proclaims with a smile.
Action Item has already accomplished a lot, but this is only the start. “If it’s out there & you want it, you need to make it happen for yourself,” states songwriter/guitarist Anthony Li. “Every single day, we wake up & think, ‘How can we expand our fanbase today?’ ‘How can we accomplish more than we did yesterday?’ ‘How can we make our fans, family & friends proud today?” It’s hard not to root for a band with so much heart.
8/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Film Center
8/9 – Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater
8/12 – Detroit, MI @ Bel Air 10 Cinema
8/16 – New York, NY @ Producer’s Club Theatres
8/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Showroom Cinema
8/18 – New York, NY @ Producer’s Club Theatres
8/23 – Belmont, MA @ Studio Cinema
8/24 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Showroom Cinema
8/25 – Lansdowne, PA @ Cinema 16:9
8/26 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
8/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Plaza Theatre
9/1 – Garland, TX @ Walnut Movies
9/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Capri Theater
8/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
8/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana State Fairgrounds
8/19 – Wildwood, NJ @ Wildwood Convention Center*
*Other acts include Hot Chelle Rae, Austin Mahone, Rebecca Black, Outasight