iDKHOW At The Rex Theater

The hot and upcoming band idkHOW came to Pittsburgh on May 7th. Compromised of Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman, this duo forms iDKHOW. Only being formed in 2016, the band members behind this project are already well versed with experience. Ryan was with Falling In Reverse and Dallon being from Panic at the Disco prior.

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Opening up on this tour for idkHOW is a little band called Superet. Coming in to this concert, I had not listen to anything ahead of time for them. It was a decision, I don’t regret. Why you ask? My response is, this is a MUST SEE band live. The frontman Max is the embodiment of Freddie Mercury. He has so much charisma. Superet’s performance was truly enthralling and captivating. If the Struts had a lovechild with Marilyn Manson (Mechnical Animals’ era), this would be it. Their studio album and EPs they’ve released are begging for attention. If you have not checked out Superet, you need to it. 

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Once Superet wrapped up and the setup for iDKHOW was complete. Ryan and Dallon took to the stage with fans roaring. Undoubtedly they have a dedicated fanbase. One thing had I noticed was the audience being filled with teenage concert goers. As someone who mostly goes to shows where the crowd is older, it made my heart soar to see the younger generation supporting the band they love. Throughout the entire set, everyone was singing and dancing. Even the parents were having a blast. To see one band bring so many people together, you know it’s something special. Ryan kicking butt on the drums while Dallon being suave with the guitar and microphone, made for an unforgettable night.

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iDKHOW Debuts #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart

i DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW), the once and future alt/pop band fronted by former Panic! At The Disco bassist Dallon Weekes, saw its debut EP 1981 Extended Play (Fearless) debut in the Number One spot on the Billboard Heatseeker chart this week. The album also came in at #8 on Billboard’s Current Alternative chart and #11 on the Current Rock Chart.

The out-of-the-box success of 1981 Extended Play is fueled by six songs that Bass Player called “Catchy concoctions of art rock, space rock and alternative with swaggering charismatic pop vocals,” that have already accumulated a very impressive 15.2-million Spotify plays.  In addition, the lyric video for the EP’s lead-off song, “Choke,” has also accumulated 8.3-million YouTube views.

iDKNOW – Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman – is currently on a North American tour with Waterparks, playing to packed houses and winning over critics:  “When iDKHOW went into a fan favorite, ‘Choke,'” wrote New Noise,  “the fans went crazy singing along to every word, and you could truly feel the energy in the room – the fans LOVED iDKHOW.”  Remaining dates for this tour are as follows:

NOVEMBER

23  The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT

24  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Reno, NV

25  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA

27  The Glass House, Pomona, CA

28  191 Toole, Tucson, AZ

30  Alamo City Music Hall & Club, San Antonio, TX

DECEMBER

1   Warehouse Live, Houston, TX

ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory.  The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film “Back To The Future.” They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources.  Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.

Former Panic! At The Disco Bassist, Dallon Weekes, Sees His Year-In-The-Making Debut EP Released

Dallon Weekes, long time Panic At The Disco bassist who co-wrote that band’s massive hits “This is Gospel” and “Girls/Girls/Boys,” and drummer Ryan Seamanwill see 1981 Extended Play, the debut release from their once and future band, i Dont Know How But They Found Me (iDKHOW), in-stores today  (Fearless Records). Part archeological excavation, part forward-thinking vision, 1981 Extended Play was produced, written or co-written by Weekes, and recorded at various locations in Utah and California.  The EP’s six songs are a catchy concoction of art rock, ’70s Glam, indie pop and alternative, with infectious, charismatic pop vocals.  1981 Extended Play is available here.
Two of the the songs on 1981 Extended Play“Choke” and “Do It All the Time,” were released this past summer as a double-A-side single, and have collectively accumulated a total of 9.7-million Spotify plays.  Last month, the music video for “Do It All The Time” was released, and has already racked up 1.1-million You Tube views.
iDKHOW made its first big appearance this past summer at the the UK’s Reading Festival followed by headline shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow, all of which sold out in minutes. iDKHOW is currently on tour in the U.S. as main support for Waterparks; remaining dates are below.

NOVEMBER
 9   Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
10  Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
11  Webster Underground, Hartford, CT
12  Anthology, Rochester, NY
14  Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
15  Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
16  The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL
17  Blue Moose Tap House, Iowa City, IA
19  The Waiting Room Lounge, Omaha, NE
20  The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
21  Mesa Theater, Grand Junction, CO
23  The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
24  Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Reno, NV
25  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
27  The Glass House, Pomona, CA
28  191 Toole, Tucson, AZ
30  Alamo City Music Hall & Club, San Antonio, TX

DECEMBER

1   Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
ABOUT I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW)
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman – is a musical entity with a conceptual backstory.  The name, a key to their remarkable odyssey, is taken from a piece of dialogue from the 80s classic film “Back To The Future.” They are a lost act from the late 70s early 80s that never quite made it, but their rare and long-forgotten music has recently been unearthed thanks to today’s technological resources.  Weekes and Seaman are just starting to resurrect the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy.