Pop punk fans everywhere looking for a new band to blast through car speakers this summer need to look no further than right here. Hailing from New Jersey, The Stolen’s music is the perfect combination of dance-inducing tunes and guitar riffs that make for vibes that get stuck in your head for days on end.
Dom Cuce (vocals and guitar), Kevin Smart (bass), and brothers Rob (guitar and keys) and Mike Chiarappa (drums) make up the band. The boys have recently signed to Revival Recordings. But up until last week, they have done everything independently, including touring multiple times throughout the year.
Most recently, The Stolen played the New Jersey stop of the very last Warped Tour. The band has played Warped in the past as well as provided support for other musicians such as The All-American Rejects, Neon Trees, and Jake Miller. They are currently out on their own summer tour which started in Pittsburgh and will conclude July 25 in Brooklyn.
For every stop this tour, The Stolen has offered a VIP package which includes a private acoustic session. Cuce and Rob Chiarappa get intimate with the smaller group of fans, playing slowed down versions of songs of their most recent record, “Fragile Heart,” as well as some oldies from their very first album, “Adults.”
The boys have also played two new songs this tour, “Change the Record” - which will be released Aug. 10 - and “Stuck.” The setlist is made up of songs off both previously mentioned EP/album as well as their “I’m So Dead” EP, which they produced and released on their own in 2016.
As mentioned plenty of times throughout the July 20 show in Indianapolis, The Stolen would not be where they are without their present and loyal fanbase. The number of fans attending shows has increased rapidly throughout the years. At each show, more and more members of the crowd would be screaming the lyrics to “Can’t Get Enough” and cheering on Rob Chiarappa during his guitar solo in “Fragile Heart.” They have an incredible relationship with their fans and no matter how big the band gets or what happens in the future, it can be certain that the fans will continue supporting this group of guys from New Jersey.