Hawthorne Heights is a band based in America. The band formed in Dayton, Ohio, in June 2001, their line-up currently consists of vocalist and guitarist JT Woodruff, lead guitarist Micah Carli, bassist and vocalist Matt Ridenour and drummer Eron Bucciarelli. In late 2007, guitarist and vocalist Casey Calvert died of accidental causes, leaving the band as a four-piece. The band, who were originally named A Day in the Life, have released three studio albums on Victory Records since changing their name to Hawthorne Heights.
The band found success with both of their first two albums, with 2004’s The Silence in Black and White achieving Platinum certification, and their 2006 album If Only You Were Lonely achieving Gold certification, after it peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums and #3 on the Billboard 200 charts. They are also well known for their 2006 single “Saying Sorry”, which reached Gold status and peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The band’s third album, Fragile Future, was released on August 5, 2008, surprisingly through Victory Records again, after a lengthy legal battle between the two parties.
Hawthorne Heights released their fourth studio album with Wind-up Records (who also represent popular acts such as Evanescence, Creed and Cartel) on June 1, 2010. The album’s title is Skeletons, and it peaked at #50 on the Billboard 200. The band’s former label, Victory, released a Hawthorne Heights “greatest hits” album, entitled Midwesterners: The Hits, on November 9, 2010.