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HELLO. I AM EXCITED TO BE DOING THE ‘AWSTEN DOING WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO THAT DAY PLEASE COME’ TEI CLASS. I CAN’T PROMISE IT’LL BE GOOD AND I DO NOT RECOMMEND COMING BUT I THINK IT’S IN THE SHADE WHICH WILL BE NICE.
— Awsten Knight

Workshop description:

AWSTEN DOING WHATEVER HE DECIDES THAT DAY PLEASE COME

I CAN’T TELL YOU. IT’S A SURPRISE. A SECRET SURPRISE. LIFE SKILLS AND ENTERTAINMENT. NOT RELATED TO THE ALBUM. 


As they wrote and recorded their second full-length album Entertainment [Equal Vision Records] out now, a wise prophet’s words stuck with Waterparks… “Tina-motherfucking-Fey once said, “Everything that’s good comes from honesty’,” repeats lead singer and guitarist Awsten Knight. “When you’re being that open, others connect. We’re not vague and subtle in our songs. I want everything to feel colorful and real. This band embodies that idea.” Since their emergence in 2015, the Houston trio—Awsten, Otto Wood [drums], and Geoff Wigington [guitar, backing vocals]—have kept it real and catapulted to international renown as a result of a signature style that seamlessly slips-n-slides between rock, pop, and alternative. Their full-length debut, Double Dare, earned a rare 4.5-out-of-5 star rating from Alternative Press and spawned the hit “Stupid For You,” which generated over 4.6 million Spotify streams and counting. On the road, they tore up venues everywhere alongside All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs and more in addition to selling out their first UK jaunt and 14-out-of- 23 dates on a US co-headliner. Among various accolades, Awsten graced the cover of Alternative Press for the Warped Tour issue, and the entire band covered Rock Sound.


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HIT SONGS

INSPIRATION


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A group photo will be taken at every TEI Workshop. Photos will be uploaded to thinktei.com/warpedtour sorted by city and will be available for download and posting. Please tag us! @thinktei #thinktei

TEI Workshops are group educational experiences.  The workshops are not structured for meet and greets, autograph signings, or individual photo opportunities with Gurus. Please be respectful of these guidelines. A separate Vans Warped Tour ticket is needed to attend the workshop (buy here).

Photo credit:
Headshot: Ryan Hodges
Live shot by Sarah Mankoff