S&S Presents


Armors, John Allred

Friday, February 3, 2017

7:00 pm

The Complex

$18 ADV / $20 DOS

At the end of 2012, SAFETYSUIT, the Nashville-based pop/rock band had just finished a full year of touring, experienced the thrill of a #1 record, endured a split with their label and found themselves rebuilding their entire team from the ground up. The next 2 years would leave fans and industry insiders alike wondering if SAFETYSUIT would ever take the stage again. In January 2015 the band answered that question with a simple social media post “don’t call it a comeback”.

From that point forward the band who created the hit singles “Stay”, “Get Around This”, “Let Go” and “These Times” began teasing new songs, new tour dates and an overall new outlook on the future of SAFETYSUIT.

After finishing studio sessions with producers Tim Pagnotta (Walk the Moon/Shut Up & Dance) and Smith Carlson (OneRepublic) the band emerged with their first single off their upcoming record titled Looking Up. The infectious pop smash immediately caught the ear of Sirius/XM program director Jim Ryan and within a week the band released the feel good song exclusively through Ryan at Sirius/XM the Pulse.

In February 2016 the band headed back on the road for a nationwide headline tour and played to the biggest crowds of their career. With the momentum from Looking Up and the success of the headline tour the band knew it was finally time to complete the record. So they locked themselves away in a studio in the mountains for the summer and returned with what they say is their best album to date.

With a fall tour scheduled supporting the Goo Goo Dolls, their upcoming record release and a nationwide headline tour scheduled for early 2017, SAFETYSUIT is poised and ready to have the biggest moment of their career. But despite the songs, the tours and all the anticipation, their philosophy remains the same “work hard and be good to people…” says singer Doug Brown “everything else will work itself out.”
ARMORS could be best described as an abstract mural of
awkward millennials from all corners of Southern California.
Their debut single "Parasite" was released in January and
was followed up by "Old House" in February. Both singles
received an overwhelmingly positive response from Los
Angeles radio station KROQ as well as numerous blogs
such as We Found New Music, BuzzBandsLA, and Free
Bike Valet. These songs were the products of late night jam
sessions in a small home studio with Adam Castilla of the
Colourist handling the production. Says bassist Kody Buxton,
"we learned a lot whilst recording these songs—a lot about
our individual selves, and a lot about being in a band. For
example, we figured out how to fit three dudes on a single
love seat comfortably, as well as how to branch out and play
music we normally wouldn't."
John Allred
John Allred
With influences ranging from Tom Petty to Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been making music under the moniker "Allred" since 2004. Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, John found a new audience in Provo, Utah. A prolific songwriter with 7 full length records under his belt. In 2014 John added a new lineup of musicians to complete his new sound. They became Forest Eyes. Over 100,000 records sold independently worldwide and surpassing 500,000 song streams. Touring extensively throughout the US and internationally as far as China.

Opening for such notable acts as:

Augustana, Ben Folds, Blink 182, Collective Soul, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons, Jason Reeves, Matt Nathanson, Neon Trees, Parachute, The Rocket Summer, Relient K, Secondhand Serenade, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, and Yellowcard.

"None of this would have been possible without an incredibly supportive fan base. People truly make a difference when they share the videos, come to shows, listen on Spotify and download from an artist on iTunes.
Venue Information:
The Complex
536 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101