Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin to Co-Headline Summer Tour

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Disturbed’s spring schedule is already packed with a slew of rock-centric music festivals. Now, it looks like the metal band has no plans in slowing down. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), Disturbed announced via social media that the group will be hitting the road once again this summer. The group’s summer tour will actually be a co-headlining trek with Breaking Benjamin. Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia will support the two rock bands during the summer excursion.

As of now, there is no real information about the tour with the exception of those who will be on it. The official poster for the tour has the name of the artists with “coming soon” at the bottom. Speculation has already begun that the tour will find the groups performing at 24 amphitheaters across the country. The information comes from Breaking Benjamin’s official Facebook page. Venue information as well as additional cities and sale dates for tickets will be announced within the coming weeks. Tickets for the cities listed below will go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 26, on Live Nation’s website.

DISTURBED /BREAKING BENJAMIN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Albuquerque, NM
Boston, MA
Bristow, VA
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Concord, CA
Dallas, TX
Darien Center, NY
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Gilford, NH
Hartford, CT
Holmdel, NJ
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh, PA
Saratoga, NY
Scranton, PA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Syracuse, NY
Toronto, ON
Virginia Beach, VA
Wantagh, NY

The co-headlining tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released new albums. Breaking Benjamin released their fifth studio album, Dark Before Down, in June of 2015 while Disturbed released their post-hiatus record, Immortalized in August of 2015.

Bullet For My Valentine Release Video for “Worthless”

Bullet For My Valentine are currently in the middle of their much-anticipated North American tour, so what better time than the present to release a brand new music video. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), the Wales-based band did just that when they released the music video for their latest single “Worthless.” Unlike their previously released videos like “You Want a Battle (Here’s a War)” which were more on the dark and theatrical side, “Worthless” primarily features the band performing in a darkly lit room.

“The video itself is very direct, there’s no narrative at all. We wanted to keep it super simple and as we went really deep in narrative on ‘Battle’ and ‘Venom’ we thought it would be nice to keep it more performance based,” said frontman Matt Tuck. “The song itself has become one of our favorites from ‘Venom’ and from all the comments we get from you guys we know it’s one of yours too. Enjoy.” Check out the music video for “Worthless” below.

“Worthless” is featured on the band’s sixth studio album, Venom. In support of Venom, the band is currently on the road for their “The British Invasion Tour.” Asking Alexandria and While She Sleeps are supporting the Welsh band throughout the complete trek. Upcoming tour dates for “The British Invasion Tour” can be seen here.

In addition to the current tour, the band will also play several upcoming rock-centric music festivals in the spring including Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville, Ft. Myer’s Fort Rock, and Oklahoma’s Rocklahoma.

Rock on the Range Unveil More Information About Tenth Anniversary

Rock on the Range will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring. Festival organizers previously confirmed that a slew of artists including the newly reunited At the Drive-In, Rob Zombie, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lamb of God, Disturbed, and more would be making their way to the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH in late May. Now, festival organizers have unveiled another huge band heading to the three-day music festival.

On Monday (Feb. 8), Rock on the Range organizers revealed that the Deftones have been added to their list. The California band recently revealed that their new album, Gore, would be released on April 8, a little over a month before they take the stage at Rock on the Range. “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the tenth year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno said.

In addition to the Deftones joining the lineup, it was also revealed that on Saturday (May 21), Rock on the Range will include a live version of VH1 Classic’s program, That Metal Show. The live show will feature interviews with various bands on the lineup, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and That Metal Show commentary by hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine.

Tickets for the Ohio-based festival are currently available on the festival’s website, but it is recommended that those who are digging the lineup so far get their tickets as soon as possible. Beginning Monday, Feb. 22, the prices of all tickets will increase. Weekend general admission prices will increase to $229.50 (plus fees) while weekend stadium general admission tickets will go up to $159.50 (plus fees). For more information about Rock on the Range including the lineup, tickets, or the lineup for the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy tent, head on over to the festival website.

Sleeping with Sirens Frontman Gives Update on New Album

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Sleeping with Sirens released their new album, Madness last summer, but now it’s looking like they’re ready to get back into the studio for a follow-up. On Sunday (Feb. 7), SWS frontman Kellin Quinn hosted a Periscope chat with his fans. During the chat, he updated fans about the group’s still-in-the-works new album. As it turns out, it’s going to be the band’s attempt to go back to their roots or as Quinn said, them “getting back to who we are.”

“It’s definitely going to be focused on us re-branding and thinking about our music in terms of what we really want to do with it,” explained Quinn. “I think when you’re making music and you’re expected to do certain things with your band, you kinda lose your touch and your focus. I definitely think this record is us getting back to who we are; getting back to concentrating on the music itself.”

He continued, “It’s definitely very, very opening, and probably the most personal record I’ve ever wrote.” Last month, Quinn has taken to Instagram to post snippets of two acoustic songs. One of the songs was “Who Are You Now” from the band’s 2011 release, Let’s Cheer to This, while in the second video was a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria.” According to the group, they will be releasing an acoustic record some time this year. The acoustic album announcement came a few months after they wrapped up their “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour.”

The Pixies Tease New Music, Announce Tour Dates

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The Pixies’ last studio album may have been released back in 2014, but now it looks like they might be giving their fans some new music this year. On Monday (Feb. 8), the Massachusetts-based band uploaded a 20-second clip on YouTube which has begun new music speculations. The video begins with what sounds like feedback from the guitar (or the beginning of a song?) that starts really low and as the teaser progresses, with black-and-white photos in the background, the feedback gets louder. Right as the video is about to end, the sound abruptly cuts off to a graphic that says “PIXIES COMING…2016.”

Watch the teaser clip below.

If this is the beginning of some new music, it will officially be the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, Indie Cindy. Prior to the official release of Indie Cindy, most of the tracks were released as three separate EPs fittingly titled EP-1, EP-2, and EP-3. Indie Cindy was also the group’s highly anticipated follow-up to 1991’s Trompe le Monde as well as their return album following their 11-year break up.

In addition to the teaser, it looks like the indie band will once again be hitting the road this summer. Their European tour is scheduled to kick off on July 7 at NOS Alive in Lisbon, Portugal and wrap up on July 21 at the Flowers Festival in Torino, Italy. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

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Simple Plan are Done with the “Opinion Overload”

With all the mixed reactions Simple Plan’s new songs have garnered over the past couple of months, it’s good to finally have a track that is very reminiscent of their early work. On Friday (Feb. 5), the Canadian band dropped another new song from their upcoming new album, Taking One for the Team. The new song is titled “Opinion Overload,” the same song the group has been teasing on social media for the past week.

Then, at midnight, they released the official music video for the track. The new music video shows the band performing in front of an audience in a packed night club. For those who have been keeping an eye on the band’s recently released music videos, it kind of looks like it could be a continuation “BOOM!” Check out the music video for “Opinion Overload” below and try not to feel like you’re at a Simple Plan show.

“Opinion Overload” is the latest single off of Taking One for the Team. The new track will join “BOOM!,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” on the band’s upcoming, fifth studio album.

Taking One for the Team is set to be released on Feb. 19 through Atlantic Records. For those who pre-order the album now, they will receive instant downloads of all the singles, including “Opinion Overload.” In support of the new record, the five-piece will be hitting the road this spring for the “Taking One for the Team World Tour.” The current list of stops can be seen here.

Tom DeLonge Teases New Angels and Airwaves Music

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While we patiently await the arrival of the new blink-182 album, former guitarist Tom DeLonge has been keeping busy since his outing. With his Poet Anderson/The Dream Walker series, solo music, and other projects, sometimes you have to wonder if getting himself kicked out of blink was the best option. On Thursday (Feb. 4), the musician revealed that he has more things up his sleeve. Taking to Facebook, the singer posted a video which may just feature a brand new Angels and Airwaves song.

If it is, it should not be that much of a surprise. Last year, he had released a list of projects that he would be working on throughout the year. There isn’t much to the 14-second clip; the camera is just focused on what look like a computer screen with an audio file labeled “OVERLOAD_EODO11216.mp3.” The caption on the post simply read #ChasingShadows @angelandairwaves.”

Check out the footage below.

Earlier in the day, he also revealed that he would be releasing another novel series. This series will be titled Sekret Machines. According to DeLonge, this will be “the true story of the phenomenon [that] will be told within a franchise that involves fiction novels, nonfiction books, and a documentary.”

The first book will be titled Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows and will have a soundtrack by Angels and Airwaves. The 704-page novel and the soundtrack will be available on April 5 with pre-orders currently available on To the Star’s website. The novel’s cover art can be seen below.

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