August Burns Red is a metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The band formed in March 2003 while some of the members were still in high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster. The band name is derived from an incident regarding the relationship breakdown of a former member and his girlfriend. The band cites Between the Buried and Me, Misery Signals and Hopesfall as their main influences.
Their latest album, Messengers, was released on June 19, 2007. It has sold over 45,000 copies thus far, and has peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200.
The next tour they have scheduled will take place from August 29 to October 12, 2008. They will be joined by A Skylit Drive, Sky Eats Airplane, Greeley Estates, and This or the Apocalypse. August Burns Red will be headlining this tour.
The band will also visit the UK for for 6 days on a headlining tour in Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London, and Newport in November 2008.
After touring Europe the band is going to go back to studio to record their third studio album, which is due to release by the spring or summer of 2009.