By: Ashley Steeley
Hailing from New York City, H2O is an American band active in the punk rock scene since 1995. H20 got their start by opening for such acts as Rancid, No Doubt and the Misfits. Once touring, H2O hit the road with bands such as Murphy’s Law, Social Distortion, NOFX, The Used and Newfound Glory. Over the years, the band has toured Japan, Europe, South America, Australia and all over the United States. H2O has also been on the bill as part of the Van’s Warped Tour in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Since their start in 1995, H2O has released six studio albums, six EPs, and 11 music videos (not including the Van’s Warped Tour compilation albums). On January 1, 2013, the band announced on their Facebook page that they would be releasing a new album this year.
Frontman Toby Morse is also founder of the non-profit organization, One Life One Chance. The sole mission of OLOC is to inspire elementary, middle and high school students to make healthy choices and live a drug-free life. Through public speaking engagements, Morse informs students how to maintain a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), break stereotypes and uphold their level of self-respect.
Be sure to catch H2O with Terror, Backtrack and Code Orange Kids at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on Friday, February 1! The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are only $16.