Illinois band The Audition had a good thing going with their melodic pop-punk sound and charm. Having released four full-length albums and toured with the likes of 30 Seconds To Mars, Silverstein, and Jack's Mannequin, the band was destined to be one of the big names in pop-punk. But the band virtually disappeared from the scene at the height of their career, twice. However, it looks as if the band may be making their next comeback in the not too distant future.
Formed in 2003, The Audition started out as just Ryan O'Connor on drums, Joe Lussa on bass, and Bob Morris on guitar until the addition of Seth Johnson (guitar) in 2004 and Danny Stevenson (vocals/guitars) and Timmy Klepek (rhythm guitar) in 2005. Almost immediately the band started playing out with some highly regarded peers. Signed with Victory Records, they released four full-length albums between 2005 and 2010. Between personnel changes and their exit from Victory, it would be two more years until more music would be heard from the band until 2012's Chapter II EP.