New York’s rising pop-punk stars, State Champs, played an intimate fourth show at Wooly’s in Des Moines, IA on April 11, 2017.  Still in the beginning of their month and a half long Spring 2017 tour, State Champs put on an incredible and fast paced 17 song set; that had the crowd constantly moving, crowd surfing, and singing along. 

The band is composed of Tyler Szalkowski (guitar), Tony Diaz (guitar), Evan Ambrosio (drums), Ryan Graham (bass), and Derek Discanio (vocals), State Champs continues to put on energizing and tight knit performances that captivate crowds with their catchy pop-punk flair.

Also hailing from New York, were Against the Current. They were on the bill with State Champss and are currently supporting their 2016 release “In Our Bones”. Against the Current, composed of Chrissy Costanza (vocals), Dan Gow (guitar), and Will Ferri (drums), played an electric 9 song set.  Chrissy Costanza lit up the stage with her charismatic performance, while Gow and Ferri both played with astounding passion. With Confidence and Don Broco opened the show, with don broco playing in their first United States Tour.  Both bands played with passion and charm and were extremely well received by the Iowa crowd.

State Champs’ 2017 Spring tour is just getting started.  Catch them with Against the Current, With Confidence and Don Broco on the remaining dates:

14: Denver, CO—Summit Music Hall
15: Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
17: Seattle, WA—The Showbox
18: Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
19: Berkeley, CA—The UC Theatre
20: Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory
21: Los Angeles, CA—The Teragram Ballroom
23: San Diego, CA—Obeservatory North Park
25: Las Vegas, NV—Hard Rock Hotel
26: Phoenix, AZ—The Pressroom
28: Austin, TX—Emo’s
29: Dallas, TX—Gas Monkey
30: Houston, TX—Warehouse Live

2: Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom
3: Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
5: Orlando, FL—Beacham Theater
6: Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
7: Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Soundstage
9: Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
11: New York, NY—Irving Plaza
12: New York, NY—Irving Plaza
13: Clifton Park, NY—Upstate Concert Hall
14: Boston, MA—Royale



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Don Broco

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