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Avenue Army

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Stealth Jackson, Vudu Fly, 3 Pill Morning, Eve to Adam, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, the Ataris, Trapt

Inception

San Diego , 2009

Discography

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"Avenue Army relocated from Saint Paul, MN to San Diego specifically because they felt that their sound would fit nicely in Southern California and because they strongly felt that this was the place to build a better foundation for their music and fanbase," says singer-songwriter Max Bergstrom. The group played around the Minnesota and midwest scene between 2010 and 2013, when they released their debut album Words With Action.

They relocated to California in 2016, where Bergstrom eventually recruited an entirely revised lineup featuring Travis Wheeler (Stealth Jackson, Vudu Fly) on bass and backing vocals, Vaughn Esparza on lead guitar, and Jesse Schneck on drums. Their American Criminals EP came out in January 2017 and was rereleased the following year with three additional tracks.

The band's EP Holding Steady was released in February 2019, and re-released that October after they signed to Cleopatra Records. By that time, the band lineup featured Bergstrom and Esparza joined by Drew Smith on bass and backing vocals and Jack Owens on drums.

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Bassist Travis Wheeler first earned local notice as a latterday member of Vista hard rockers Vudu Fly, as well as punk/metal band Stealth Jackson. In 2016, Wheeler joined transplanted Saint Paul, MN band Avenue Army, fronted by singer-songwriter Max Bergstrom. In March, he joined up with Oregon's Sleep Signals and embarked on a national tour with P.O.D. and others. Wheeler and several others were in St. Joseph, Missouri, sleeping in the tour trailer, when it was hit by a semi-truck. Wheeler suffered the worst injuries, including several broken bones, a fractured arm, a torn right hand, and part of his right foot and three toes on his left foot required amputation. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Wheeler with his recovery and expenses.

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