‘For Today’ Frontman ‘Mattie Montgomery’ to Release “Lovely Things in Ugly Places” Memoir


Mattie Montgomery 2016On the heels of the announcement that acclaimed hardcore band For Today would be disbanding at the end of the year, lead singer Mattie Montgomery announced the release of his debut memoir. Available on 10-10-16, “Lovely Things in Ugly Places” will be also be available for purchase on For Today‘s final worldwide tour.

For Today took Jesus’ charge to preach the gospel seriously, and set out to share the gospel in bars, clubs and festivals where typically Christianity is absent. Other than appearing at an occasional Christian festival, For Today has spent over a decade exclusively performing before crowds that would rarely step through the doors of a church.

“When we started this band in 2005, we never imagined that our music would take us all around the world. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring. We met our wives, had kids and moved to different states because of For Today. It’s been an incredible experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on” For Today‘s Facebook status read announcing the Band’s decision to break up.

However, Mattie takes this idea of the chapter closing very literally. From the beginning, For Today made an intentional decision to be metal band committed to spreading the gospel. Over the years, the band has collected countless stories of people being impacted with their message and ministry. These stories are the heart of Mattie‘s memoir, “Lovely Things in Ugly Places.”

In the intro to his novel, Mattie shares the inspiration for both the band and the memoir: “Wherever fear has built a wall, love can build a bridge. Even in the ugliest places, the light of hope can shine into the darkness of despair. And if we’re willing to step bravely into the cold emptiness that some call life, we just might see the beauty of hope begin to blossom again where there was once nothing.”

Over the past few years, Mattie has begun to transfer his platform to business owner and evangelist, speaking all over the world at outreach events and churches. Mattie is passionate about inspiring and training churches to seek and save the lost. “The role of an evangelist is to equip the church to impact the world for Jesus. When Christians partner with Jesus and get a heart to share their faith more effectively, it’s incredible. Helping inspire people become bold in their faith while becoming more compassionate is a gift. I’m honored to begin to focus more on this new chapter.”


Upcoming Shows:

Sep 14 Blue Moose Taphouse Iowa City, IA
Sep 15 Emerson Theater Indianapolis, IN
Sep 16 Agora Theatre and Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Sep 17 Shippensburg Fairgrounds Shippensburg, PA
Sep 18 The Stache at Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 20 Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
Sep 21 The Hard Luck Toronto, Canada
Sep 22 La Tulipe Montreal, Canada
Sep 23 The Met Pawtucket, RI
Sep 24 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Sep 25 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Sep 27 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
Sep 28 Arizona Pete’s Greensboro, NC
Sep 29 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Sep 30 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
Oct 01 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
Oct 02 Murry Hill Theatre Jacksonville, FL
Oct 04 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
Oct 05 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Oct 06 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 07 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX
Oct 08 The Vanguard Tulsa, OK

Oct 16 Clash Club Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oct 18 Uniclub Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oct 20 Teatro Cariola Santiago, Chile
Oct 22 Auditorio Lumiere Bogota, Colombia


Plus Special Guests

26.10.16 Netherlands Utrecht De Helling
27.10.16 UK London Underworld
28.10.16 Belgium TBA TBA
29.10.16 Germany Oberhausen Resonanzwerk
30.10.16 Germany Weinheim Cafe Central
31.10.16 Switzerland Pratteln Z7
01.11.16 Germany Leipzig Felsenkeller

Nov 04 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Nov 05 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 06 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 08 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 09 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Nov 10 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov 11 Soma San Diego, CA
Nov 12 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
Nov 13 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Nov 15 Joe’s Grotto Phoenix, AZ
Nov 16 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Nov 17 89th Street Collective Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 19 Korova San Antonio, TX
Dec 01 The Social Orlando, FL
Dec 02 The Masguerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 03 The Underground Charlotte, NC
Dec 04 Baltimore Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Dec 06 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Dec 07 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Dec 08 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Dec 09 Mr. Small’s Theatre Millvale, PA
Dec 10 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Dec 11 The Crofoot Pontiac, MI
Dec 13 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
Dec 14 The Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Dec 15 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
Dec 16 The Ready Room St Louis, MO
Dec 18 The Door Dallas, TX

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