I believe it was at a Warped Tour show I last saw these midwest rockers.  It's been a few years ago but once you've seen a Hawthorne Heights show, you won't forget it. They hit The Mesa Theater tomorrow night. 

Straight out of Dayton, Ohio doesn't sound as sexy as "Straight Outta Compton" but there's no question Hawthorne Heights has earned respect. They started back in 2001 and gained success from their first two albums "The Silence in Black and White" and the 2006 release "If Only You Were Lonely." Both reached Gold status with the second effort hitting #1 on Billboard's Indie chart.

After the horrific setback of losing rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Casey Calvert in the fall of 2007, the band pressed on and after a few lineup changes have settled in for the long haul. Hawthorne Heights released their fourth studio album on June 1, 2010, and later a "greatest hits" album, entitled "Midwesterners: The Hits."  Then came the ambitious EP trilogy, beginning with "Hate" August 23, 2011, and followed by "Hope" on June 5, 2012. A full blown concept album titled "Zero" followed in the summer of 2013 and then "Hurt", the final part of the trilogy, in 2014.

Hawthorne Heights has a proven track record of success, they've earned their respect, and more than paid their dues. Do yourself a favor and don't miss the show tomorrow night at The Mesa Theater.