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Alkaline Trio is a three-member Illinois punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois, formed in 1996. The band consists of Matt Skiba (vocals, guitar), Dan Andriano (vocals, bass), and Derek Grant (drums).

Founded in late 1996, by Matt Skiba, bassist Rob Doran and drummer Glenn Porter, Alkaline Trio released its debut single, "Sundials", in 1997. Following its release, Doran departed from the band and was replaced by Dan Andriano. The band subsequently recorded an EP, For Your Lungs Only (1998), and its debut studio album, Goddamnit (1998). Following the release of the band's second album, Maybe I'll Catch Fire (2000), Glenn Porter left the band and was replaced by Mike Felumlee for its subsequent album, From Here to Infirmary (2001).

Backed by the singles "Stupid Kid" and "Private Eye", From Here to Infirmary significantly increased the band's exposure, and its follow-up, Good Mourning (2003), charted highly on the Billboard 200. Good Mourning marked the recording debut of current drummer Derek Grant. In 2005, the band released Crimson which expanded upon the band's punk rock influences, with prominent overdubs and additional instrumentation, and continued with this direction on Agony & Irony (2008), which was released on V2 Records.

In 2010, the band released This Addiction on its own label Heart & Skull and Epitaph. Recorded in the band's hometown of Chicago, with early producer Matt Allison, the album was a conscious effort to return to its punk rock roots, and became the highest charting album of their career, debuting on the Billboard 200 at No. 11. In 2011 the band celebrated its 15-year anniversary with the release of Damnesia, which featured new, acoustic-based recordings of songs from across the band's career. The band's eighth studio album, My Shame Is True was released on April 2, 2013.

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Mystery Jets, Alkaline Trio, Slow Club for Liverpool Sound City - ticket details

Mystery Jets, Alkaline Trio, Slow Club for Liverpool Sound City - ticket details

Willy Mason, Niki & The Dove, Ghostpoet will also play the May event

  • Feb 20, 2012

Alkaline Trio, AFI and My Chemical Romance members team up for new band

Matt Skiba And The Sekrets have already recorded their debut album

  • Jan 12, 2012

Alkaline Trio reschedule UK tour for May 2012 – ticket details

Band were forced to move shows after singer Matt Skiba broke his foot

  • Nov 9, 2011

Alkaline Trio forced to cancel their UK tour

Punk band shelve tour plans after singer Matt Skiba suffers a broken foot

  • Nov 2, 2011

Alkaline Trio announce 15th anniversary tour for November - ticket details

The US punk rockers will play 10 shows in the UK this autumn

  • Aug 8, 2011

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