Yellowcard Biography

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Yellowcard Yellowcard is an American alternative rock band that formed in 1997. They hailed from Jacksonville, Florida and never really had a solid line up until 2000.

The band is composed of lead singer and guitarist Ryan Key, vocalist and violinist Seam Mackin, guitarist Ben Harper, bassist Warren Cooke and drummer Longineu Parsons. The band released their first two albums, Midget Tossing in 1997 and Where We Stand, without much success.

It was during the release of their third album in 2001, One for the Kids, that the band was able to establish a fan base. The band then was able to sign with Capitol Records sometime in 2002. The band then released their first album with their new label in 2003 entitled Ocean Avenue. The band followed up promotion of their new album with touring across different venues.

By late 2003, the band exploded into the mainstream music scene with the sudden popularity of their breakthrough hit single, "Ocean Avenue". It quickly shot up to the number one spot after it premiered on MTV. This propelled the band to enjoy mainstream success that suddenly made them one of the popular bands of 2003.

By late 2004, the band’s breakthrough album was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with over two million copies sold in the US alone. 2005 saw the band working on their next album, Lights and Sounds. It was eventually released in January of 2006. On its first week of release, the album sold over 90,000 copies and was later on able to achieve Gold status.

Paper Walls was the next Yellowcard to be released sometime in mid 2007. The album debuted on the number 13 spot at the US Billboard 200 and sold over 40,000 copies on its first week. Currently, the band is touring to promote their latest album. They plan to proceed to Japan to further promote their album.

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