Cheating Daylight award leads to Warped Tour gig

By From page A7 | June 25, 2014

VACAVILLE — Cheating Daylight, which features three Vacaville brothers, won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands competition, earning them a spot on at the Vans Warped Tour at Sleep Train Amphitheatre show Thursday in Wheatland.

The Warped Tour has been touring the U.S. every year since 1995 and is sponsored by shoe manufacturer Vans. Each date on the summer tour features more than 70 bands on multiple stages.

Thursday’s show will feature headline artists that include Breathe Carolina, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard and The Maine. Cheating Daylight will perform on the Ernie Ball Stage. Times will be posted upon arrival, with gates opening at 11 a.m.

Tickets are available at www.vanswarpedtour.com.

The rock quintet recently returned from an East Coast leg of their 2014 “Road to Somewhere Tour,” where they performed at Revolution LIVE in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. as part of the Driven Florida Music Festival.

The band then headed to Nashville, where they spent four days, performing at the Nashville Sessions in Tennessee as part of The Extreme Tour, and then returned to California for a show at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento.

Cheating Daylight has also added to their award show resume, picking up three new nominations for the 24th annual 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards. The award-winning band received nominations as 2014 Rock Artist of the Year and 2014 LIVE Performer of the Year at the Whisky A Go Go on June 19.

The band opened the show, with a four-song performance, kicking off the set with the first single from their upcoming album “Anywhere But Home,” which was also honored with a nomination as the 2014 Rock Single of the Year.

Other upcoming shows include:

  • July 17: Eureka Boardwalk
  • July 18: Library Park in Lakeport
  • July 27: Venice Beach Summerfest
  • Aug. 16: Pop Overthrow Festival in San Francisco
  • Sept. 25: Whisky A Go Go.

Cheating Daylight is composed of two sets of brothers, featuring Jesse Crosson, Kyle Crosson and Jaden Crosson from Vacaville, along with Jacob Gill and Connor Gill of Cobb.

More information can be found at www.cheatingdaylight.com.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • JimboJune 24, 2014 - 4:43 pm

    Exactly how are they Vacaville residents when their website says they are from LAKE county?

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  • Glen FaisonJune 24, 2014 - 11:09 pm

    @Jimbo: Cobb is in Lake County. That's where the Gill brothers are from.

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