Fresh off the success of the November Interscope release of their sixth album, Alter the Ending, Dashboard Confessional will perform the opening sets at Bon Jovi's Southern California concerts at Honda Center in Anaheim on Friday, February 26th and Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 4th, 2010, as well as at shows in Seattle, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia and more.
Dashboard Confessional, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba, is one of the most acclaimed acts of the last decade. The group's 2000 debut , Swiss Army Romance, was followed by gold-selling records The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001), A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (2003), and Dusk and Summer (2006), as well as 2007's The Shade of Poison Trees. In addition, 2002's MTV Unplugged 2.0 achieved platinum status as it broke the band through to a more mainstream audience. Dashboard Confessional's latest opus, Alter the Ending, was released through Interscope Records on November 10, 2009, as both a standard version and a two-disc deluxe edition containing acoustic versions of the album's 12 songs, including first single, "Belle of the Boulevard". Rolling Stone praised the album with a four out of five rating, saying "The emo godfather's sixth album proves he's also gotten better in that span."