Be sure to catch Bleachers at the free Wicked Good Festival at Boston Common on Saturday, August 18 featuring longtime Epi fan Jack Antonoff and his ever present Epiphone Wilshire Phant-o-matic along with Buffalo Tom and Julianna Hatfield. Bleachers will also appear at Riot Fest in Chicago and the Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN on September 23. Bleachers' critically acclaimed album, Gone Now, is out now on limited edition red & white marbled vinyl. Visit the band's website for full tour details and look for more good news from Epiphone and Mr. Antonoff soon.
And for background on the creation of the Wilshire, read our interview with the Phant-o-matic's creator, Frank Iero fomerly of My Chemical Romance. "It's a versatile guitar that can take a beating and sounds huge when you want it to," Iero told Epiphone. I was using the Les Paul Elitist for a while and I loved them, but they were just so heavy and bulky. Now after playing my Wilshire Phant-o-matic, I don't think I could ever go back to the (Les) Paul full time."