Listen: Senses Fail streams ‘In Your Absence’

A month after announcing plans to release a brand new EP, Senses Fail has unveiled yet another track from the impending record. On Thursday (Feb. 16), the New Jersey-founded band released the title track from their upcoming EP, In Your Absence. The new song can currently be streamed above.

“In Your Absence,” the song, will join lead single “Jets to Peru” on the upcoming EP. In Your Absence is set to be released on March 3 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on Senses Fail’s website here.

while discussing the new record, frontman Buddy Nielsen revealed that the band decided to go in a different direction with this record since their previous release was heavy. “This is our first stab at an acoustic record, coming off our last record being so heavy we thought it might be fun to try the opposite,” the singer said in an interview. “I have to say that it was very fun to write these songs and I think they came out great. They are loosely about my wife’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis and the thought of losing her prematurely.”

In support of the new record, and the group’s 15th anniversary together, they announced last year plans to hit the road to celebrate the momentous occasion. In addition to playing their sophomore album, Still Searching, in full, the group also promised to include songs from their lengthy discography. Counterparts, Movements, and Like Pacific will join Senses Fail throughout the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.

SENSES FAIL’S 15th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

March 03 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
March 04 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
March 06 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
March 07 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
March 09 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
March 10 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
March 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
March 14 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
March 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
March 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
March 23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 24 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
March 25 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
March 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
March 28 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
March 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
March 30 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
March 31 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
April 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 04 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
April 08 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

All Time Low releases new song, sign with Fueled By Ramen

Over the past week, the guys from All Time Low had been posting cryptic, short clips on social media. When the random clips began to be shared across all the band’s social media platforms, fans knew that something was brewing, but they just weren’t sure what it meant. Now, after days of waiting, the four-piece has unveiled what all the messages meant. On Friday (Feb. 17), the Baltimore-based band released a brand new song; their first in almost two years. The new track, the first since 2015’s Future Hearts, is titled “Dirty Laundry” and can be streamed above.

Prior to the Friday morning reveal, frontman Alex Gaskarth sat down with Alternative Press to discuss the direction of the new song. According to Gaskarth, “Dirty Laundry” is supposed to be like a reset button on the band’s sound. He compares it to 2012’s Don’t Panic in that regard saying that they want to change their sound a bit and keep pushing the envelope.

“When we put out Don’t Panic, we hit the reset button on the band, and we started looking at Don’t Panic as if it was our first record out of the gate as a more realized version of All Time Low,” Gaskarth explains to the publication.

“Then [there was] Future Hearts, and that felt like we started pushing the envelope forward and trying to expand the sound and grow. ‘Dirty Laundry’ is a continuation of that. It’s taking the idea from the last album and continuing to push it forward and explore new things.” To read Gaskarth’s full interview, head on over to Alternative Press‘ website here.

As if releasing a brand new, different sounding song wasn’t enough to satisfy fans, the band also announced that they had left their longtime home of Hopeless Records for Fueled By Ramen. Every album, with the except of their debut and Dirty Work, has been released through Hopeless Records. Int hat same interview, Garskath reveals that when they were first starting, they actually performed for the Fueled by Ramen.

“It’s pretty crazy, actually, because the first label we ever showcased for was Fueled By Ramen when they were down in Florida, so signing with them now was 10 or 11 years in the making,” continues the singer. “What we’re really grateful [for] is they’re such a good family. We’ve always loved Fueled By Ramen, we’ve always been fans of the bands on the label.”

By joining the Fueled by Ramen family, all Time Low will be in good company counting bands like Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, 3OH!3, Young the Giant, and more as family members.

Listen: Incubus release ‘Nimble Bastard’

Incubus has been teasing new music for what has seemed like a year. With pictures on Instagram and updates on social media, fans were beginning to wonder if we would ever hear the new material they were working on. On Thursday (Feb. 16), things changed when the California-founded band unleashed the lead single from their upcoming eighth studio album. The new track, “Nimble Bastard,” made its debut on KROQ’s The Kevin and Bean show with a little bit of help from guitarist Mike Einziger and drummer Jose Pasillas. Footage of Einziger and Pasillas’ time on the show can be seen here.

In addition to the premiere of the new song, Einziger further elaborated on the new album details. The new record will officially be titled 8 and is set to hit stores on April 21 through Island Record. As if the new track, the album name, and release date was not enough, the group confirmed even more tour dates with Jimmy Eat World. The “Incubus8” tour is set to begin on July 6 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach and wrap up on August 19 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle.

Tickets for the shows are currently available here while the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

JIMMY EAT WORLD/INCUBUS TOUR DATES:

07/06 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/07 – Tampa, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/08 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/12 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
07/16 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
07/18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/20 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/22 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/25 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/26 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/29 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/30 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
08/01 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/02 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere at Champions Square
08/04 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/05 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre
08/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
08/09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/11 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/12 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
08/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
08/16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/18 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
08/19 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

A Day to Remember to receive keys to their hometown

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) - A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

West Palm Beach, FL (Aug. 5) – A Day to Remember at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

When you write a song with lyrics like “I hate this town/it’s so washed up,” it’s only natural that listeners would assume how much you despise the town you were born/raised in. For A Day to Remember, it looks like things have changed since the release of “All Signs Point to Lauderdale” off of 2010’s What Separated Me From You. On Tuesday (Feb. 14), the Florida-founded band announced on Instagram that they will be given the key to their hometown of Ocala on Saturday, March 18.

“Incredibly excited to be getting the keys to our hometown, the city of Ocala,” writes the band. Along with the caption is a picture of frontman Jeremy McKinnon holding a sign that says “City of Ocala”; a screenshot from the band’s music video for “City of Ocala.  In addition to being given the keys to the city, the group has also announced that they will perform a hometown show on the same day. Tickets for the show are currently on sale and cost $10. On the day of the show, the price will increase to $15.

A Day to Remember’s hometown show will kick off Ocala’s “Feel Downtown LIVE” concert series which will take place at Tuscawilla Park’s outdoor stage. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the concert series, head on over to the event’s website here.

A Day to Remember’s 2016 was a massive one for the group. They released Bad Vibrations, their sixth studio album, and tour behind it extensively. Last summer/fall, ADTR hit the road alongside The All-American Rejects and Blink-182 for Blink’s “California” summer tour. Check out our recap and photos from the West Palm Beach stop of the tour here.

Blink-182, Weezer, Snoop Dogg to headline SunFest 2017

South Florida’s SunFest has just announced its 2017 lineup. Unlike the previous years, any form of teasing about the lineup has been kept at a minimal. Last week, Blink-182 unintentionally confirmed their spot on the annual music festival’s bill while announcing their upcoming tour dates. On Wednesday (Feb. 15), the yearly music festival not only confirmed Blink-182 as one of their headliners, but also a list that will satisfy every musical preference.

Joining Blink-182 on the newly announced lineup will be Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespread Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Tori Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, and more. As described by festival organizers, the festival will feature 50 bands performing on three stages during its five-day run. In addition to the list of artists set to invade South Florida in early May, organizers have also unveiled the daily schedule for all five days.

The 35th annual SunFest will take place from Wednesday, May 3, to Sunday, May 7, in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website. One-day tickets are $35 while two-day passes are $55. Ticket for the full five days will set you back $75. But keep in mind, these early bird prices will remain until March 10; after that, ticket prices will increase. For now, the complete lineup for SunFest 2017 can be seen below.

SunFest 2017 Lineup: Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespead Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Toru Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, Jon Bellion, Tinashe, Kaleo, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, The Nakes and Famous, Loverboy, Stick Figure, Christopher Cross, Marc E. Bassy. Wavves, Night Ranger, Declan McKenna, Filter, Third Story, Ambrosia, Taylor Bennett, Lillie Mae Rische, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, Leilani Wolfgramm, Magic City Hippies, Chemradery, Joe Galaxy, Luxury of Company, Madame Mayhem, Meresha, NOSLEEPKB, Roanoke, Ryan McKenzie, Sunghosts, YVAD

The Dillinger Escape Plan cancel European tour following bus accident

Over the weekend, news broke that the Dillinger Escape Plan had been involved in a serious bus accident while on tour in Europe. Following a couple of days of uncertainty, the band has confirmed that they will be cancelling the remainder of their European tour. On Monday (Feb. 13), the New Jersey-based band released a statement to Metal Injection about their decision to cancel the rest of the dates. As it turns out, the crash was a lot more serious. Not only were there several people injured in the crash, the band also lost all their equipment when the truck collided with the band’s trailer.

While the loss of their equipment and cancelled tour dates may seem like a major bummer, the silver-lining of the crash is that no one was fatally injured. A total of 13 people who were on the bus were rushed to the hospital and extensively checked out.

“Saturday, February 11th 2017, The Dillinger Escape Plan and crew were driving to their show in Krakow, Poland when their bus broke down and the driver had to pull over on the side of the road,” begins that statement from the band. “A truck smashed into the trailer, which held all the band’s gear, before hitting the bus. No one is in critical condition but the band and crew are still being assessed for the extent of their injuries at Szpital Wojewodzki im. Jana Pawla II (John Paul Regional Hospital) in Zamosc. The remaining dates in Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Belgium (running through March 5th) have been cancelled.”

Guitarist Benjamin Weinman chimed in revealing that all the band’s gear had been destroyed in the accident. “All the gear is destroyed and there are injuries – we are unable to continue this tour right now. The band and crew would like to thank the fans and press around the world for their concern and the Polish police and medical staff for their handling of the situation. We hope to get back to Europe soon.”

The cancelled tour dates were part of The Dillinger Escape Plan’s final tour. Once their previously announced tour schedule came to an end, the band would as well. The group released their final album, Dissociation, back in October of 2016.

The list of cancelled dates can be seen below as well as the only tour dates that the band will be performing at as of now.

CANCELLED DATES:

Feb. 14 Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
Feb. 15 Prague, Czech Republic – Rock Cafe
Feb. 16 Vienna, Austria – Szene Wien
Feb. 17 Budapest, Hungary – A38
Feb. 18 Zagreb, Croatia – Culture Factory
Feb. 20 Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
Feb. 21 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
Feb. 22 Torino, Italy – Hiroshima Mon Amour
Feb. 23 Bologna, Italy – Zona Roveri
Feb. 24 Feyzin, France – L’Epicerie Moderne
Feb. 25 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
Feb. 26 Madrid, Spain – Barcelo
Feb. 28 Ramonville-St-Agne, France – Le Bikini
March 01 Paris, France – Le Trabendo
March 02 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
March 03 Weisbaden, Germany – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
March 04 Cologne, Germany – Gloria
March 05 Brussels, Belgium – AB Ballroom

CURRENT TOUR DATES:

April 30 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
May 06 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 21 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
July 14 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival

Metallica to embark on North American WorldWired Tour

Metallica’s high anticipated Grammys performance with Lady Gaga ended up being a little of a hot mess due to some technical difficulties, but difficulties be damned as they soldiered through “Moth into Flame.” On Monday (Feb. 13), the California-founded band put their Sunday night gig on the back burner as they unveiled plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this year. The North American leg of Metallica’s “WorldWired Tour” is set to kick off on May 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and wrap up about three months later on Aug. 16 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and 2017 Grammy nominees Gojira will hit the road alongside the band. The “WorldWired Tour” is the band’s first outing in eight years. Their last tour was in support of their ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. For the release of their new album, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, Metallica decided to stick to more intimate venues as opposed to hitting major markets’ arenas and stadiums.

Pre-sale tickets for those in Metallica’s fan club will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Feb. 14. Public ticket sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. local time with the exception of the Dallas show (AT&T Stadium) and their appearance at Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City. The Dallas date will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 18 and the Festival d’ete de Quebec will go on sale March 9. For more information about the upcoming tour, head on over to Metallica’s website. For now, the complete list of dates can be seen below.

METALLICA’S WORLDWIRED N. AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

May 10 – Baltimore, Md. – M&T Bank Stadium

May 12 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Lincoln Financial Field

May 14 – East Rutherford, N.J. – MetLife Stadium

May 17 – Uniondale, N.Y. – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB

May 19 – Foxborough, Mass. – Gillette Stadium

May 21 – Columbus, Ohio – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium

June 4 – St. Louis, Mo. – Busch Stadium

June 7 – Denver, Colo. – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

June 11 – Houston, Texas – NRG Stadium

June 14 – San Antonio, Texas – Alamodome

June 16 – Dallas, Texas – AT&T Stadium

June 18 – Chicago, Ill. – Soldier Field

July 5 – Orlando, Fla. – Camping World Stadium

July 7 – Miami, Fla. – Hard Rock Stadium

July 9 – Atlanta, Ga. – SunTrust Park

July 12 – Detroit, Mich. – Comerica Park

July 14 – Quebec City, Quebec – Festival D’Ete de Quebec

July 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre

July 19 – Montreal, Quebec – Parc Jean-Drapeau

July 29 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Rose Bowl

Aug. 4 – Phoenix, Ariz. – University of Phoenix Stadium

Aug. 6 – San Diego, Calif. – Petco Park

Aug. 9 – Seattle, Wash. – CenturyLink Field

Aug. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place

Aug. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta – Commonwealth Stadium