Craft Recordings is celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Maine’s debut album, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, with a vinyl reissue and a variety of color variants. Set for release on November 17th, 2023, the 2008 album features the singles “Into Your Arms,” “Everything I Ask For”, and “Girls Do What They Want.”
In addition to the classic black wax pressing, fans can also find Can’t Stop Won’t Stop in limited-edition colorways, including Silver and Gold Marble (via CraftRecordings.com), Transparent Black and Yellow Splatter (available exclusively via Revolver), and Lemon Yellow (at select indie record stores).
Hailing from Tempe, AZ, The Maine was formed in early 2007 by high school students Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums) and John O’Callaghan (vocals), with Jared Monaco (lead guitar) and Kennedy Brock (rhythm guitar) rounding out their long-running lineup several months later.
In 2008, The Maine entered the studio with producer Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Panic! at the Disco, Taking Back Sunday) to record the 12-track Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop was well received by fans, debuting at No.40 on the Billboard 200, breaking the Top 5 of Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and selling 12,000 copies in its first week.
The band also went on the 2008 Warped Tour, as well as having supporting slots with acts like Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls. Over the following months, The Maine’s profile continued to rise, as they co-headlined the Alternative Press Tour and joined the Bamboozle Festival. The following summer, as The Maine embarked on the 2009 Warped Tour, they reissued a deluxe edition of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. Today, the album has sold over 100,000 copies and remains one of their most popular titles.
The band has gone on to release a total of nine studio albums, including Black & White (2010), 2013’s Forever Halloween, and 2019’s You Are OK, which topped Billboard’s Indie chart. This past August, The Maine released their self-titled album, while next month, they’ll embark on an extensive North American tour, with shows running through March 2024.
The Maine Tour Dates 2023-24
November 10: San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
November 11: Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
November 12: Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Anaheim
November 13: San Francisco, CA – August Hall
November 15: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
November 18: Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
November 19: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
November 21: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 28: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
November 29: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club
November 30: Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
December 2: Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
December 3: Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
December 5: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
December 6: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
December 7: Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
December 8: Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
December 9: Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
December 10: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
December 12: Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
December 14: Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
December 15: Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
December 16: San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
January 19: Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
January 20: Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
February 28: Portland, OR – Moda Center
March 1: Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
March 3: Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 4: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
March 7: Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
March 8: Austin, TX – Moody Center
March 11: Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
March 13: Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
March 15: Orlando, FL – Amway Center
March 16: Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
March 23: Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico – Lunario del Auditorio Nacional