The 1975 drummer breaks shoulder

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The 1975 may have recently kicked off their headlining North American tour, but now it looks like some misfortune has befallen on them. On Wednesday (May 4), the band announced that drummer George Daniel had broken his shoulder after slipping off their tour bus. While Daniel did injury himself severely, frontman Matty Healy and the group’s manager Jamie Oborne have confirmed that they will not miss any of their upcoming tour dates. Instead of the canceling any or all upcoming dates, they advised fans that the band will have a fill-in take over the vacancy until the sticksman is able to return to his kit.

“BAD NEWS: George has broken his shoulder BAD NEWS: He can’t play shows for a bit GOOD NEWS: We’re not gonna cancel shows,” wrote Healy on Twitter. “Our friend will play drums but you prob won’t be able to see him like a ghost in the back I will do DOUBLE dancing then George will be back.”

Currently, The 1975 are in the middle of a massive spring tour with Wolf Alice and Japanese House. Tonight, the United Kingdom band will perform at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK sans Daniel. The tour is in support of the group’s recently released sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THE 1975’s 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

May 4 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
May 5 — Austin, TX  @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 7 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 8 — New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
May 10 — St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 11 — Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
May 17 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 18 — Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
May 20 — Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach
May 21 — Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
May 22 — Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 24 — Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
May 25 — St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium

I See Stars to release ‘Treehouse’ this summer

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I See Stars has announced that they will be releasing a new album this upcoming summer. On Wednesday (May 4), the Michigan-based band revealed that their brand new record will be titled Treehouse and is set to be released on June 17 via Sumerian Records. In addition to the new record announcement, the band also released a clip which may or may not be one of the new tracks. The minute and 15 second clips features a white 3D background and black 3D trees while instrumentals play in the background. The short video can be seen below.

Treehouse marks the band’s first record since 2013’s New Demons. In addition to being the band’s first new album in three years, it also marks the band’s first album without screamer/keyboardist Zach Johnson and guitarist Jimmy Gregerson who were asked to leave the group last year. While everyone was hearing about the departure in December of 2015, Gregerson had clarified by telling the band’s fans that he had left months prior. “I am no longer in I See Stars,” he posted. “I did not choose to leave, I was asked to leave. Why? I’m not really sure. I guess the rest of the guys felt they needed a change.”

Johnson also mirrored Gregerson’s clarification by revealing that he was also let go months prior as well. “I was let go months ago. I don’t know why.”

Earlier this year, I See Stars hit the road alongside Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! for a spring tour. This summer, the band will once again hit the road, this time on the Vans Warped Tour where they will play on the Poseidon stage throughout the complete tour.

Inaugural Texas Mutiny Festival to launch in Texas

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Texas will be getting another massive rock-centric music festival this fall. On Monday (May 2), AEG Live (the people behind Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and more) announced plans to launch the first annual Texas Mutiny festival. In addition to the new music festival announcement, AEG has also unveiled the lengthy roster of bands that will make their way to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in September for 12 hours of non-stop music.

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Pierce the Veil, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Candlebox, Nothing More, Starset, The Amity Affliction, Skindred, KYNG, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Avatar, Twelve Foot Ninja, September Mourning, and more will all make the journey to the Lone Star state for the one day event.

“Considering the ongoing success we’ve had in Dallas for years with Edgefest and the new success story this year with Off the Rails, the DFW market is one that is primed and ready for a top-notch hard rock festival,” explains Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Texas Mutiny for AEG Live. “We’re taking successful components from several of our other similar rock festivals to create an experience for music fans that is uniquely Texas. Our hope is that this is the first step toward establishing a long legacy that rock artists and rock fans in the Lone Star State can call their own!”

“AEG Live is one of the premier producers of rock festivals in the U.S., and we’re pleased to partner with them on one that reaches the hard rock audience,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said about the new music festival. “Charlotte Motor Speedway, our sister venue in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, has partnered with AEG Live for the [Monster Energy] Carolina Rebellion music festival since 2013 and we’re looking forward to hosting an equally successful event in the inaugural Texas Mutiny.”

Texas Mutiny will invade the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 24. For those living in Texas, or those who might want to take a trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, specially priced general admission and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 4. The special pre-sale will run from Wednesday to Friday, May 6 at 9:59 AM CDT, so make sure to obtain your tickets as soon as they go on sale. For more information about Texas Mutiny, head on over to the festival’s website here.

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Listen to Radiohead’s new song, ‘Burn the Witch’

Hour after releasing two short clips on Instagram, Radiohead has now unveiled their highly anticipated new song. Early Tuesday morning (May 3), Radiohead posted two short clips on their Instagram page. The post came as a surprise since less than 24 hours before, they had wiped the internet clean of any of their social media pages including their website which resulted in a blank page. Now, the group has released a new song which is titled “Burn the Witch’ and features the two clips which were released Tuesday morning.

The stop-motion animation video was directed by Chris Hopewell, who also created the video for “There There.” Listen/watch the music video for “Burn the Witch” below.

On Monday (May 2), Radiohead made headlines when they took down all their social media accounts with the exception of the band members’ personal account, though frontman Thom Yorke did erase all his Twitter posts. The internet disappearance is very similar to what fellow United Kingdom-based band The 1975 did before they announced their own much-anticipated sophomore record. While there has been rumors of the band releasing a new record this June (someone claiming to be their manager made the announcement), the band has yet to confirm or deny the information.

As of now, speculations about their ninth studio record can continue since they haven’t confirmed a projected release date, let alone the title of the album. “Burn the Witch” will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, May 4, on all digital media stores.

Garbage add North American dates to upcoming tour

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Garbage’s highly anticipated new album, Strange Little Birds, is a couple of months away from being released, and now the group has added some tour dates to their previous announced itinerary. On Monday (May 2), the band added a North American leg to their upcoming summer tour. Before this new announcement, the group had unveiled a lengthy summer tour which included of mostly summer music festivals. The North American leg of the “Strange Little Birds Tour” will kick off on July 6 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.

The North American leg will then wrap up on Aug. 3 at Washington D.C.’s The Lincoln Theater. The complete list of tour dates, including the newly added North American leg and previously announced music festivals can be seen below.

STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS TOUR DATES:

05/14 – Irvine, CA @ KROQ Weenie Roast
05/24 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
05/26 – Dortmund, DE @ Rock im Revier Festival
05/27 – Frankfurt, DE @ Women of the World Festival
05/28 – Munich, DE @ Rockavaria Festival
05/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Paradiso
05/31 – Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
06/01 – Nyon, CH @ Caribana Festival
06/03 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
06/04 – Montereau, FR @ Montereau Confluence Festival
06/05 – Grenoble, FR @ La Belle Electrique
06/07 – Ljublijana, SI @ Center Urbane Kulture Kino Siska
06/08 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
06/10 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/13 – London, UK @ Troxy
06/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
06/16 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
06/18 – Chicago, IL @ 101WKQX PIQNIQ
07/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
07/08 – Omaha, NE @ SumTur Amphitheater
07/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
07/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
07/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
07/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
07/17 – Columbus, OH @ PromoWest Fest
07/19 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
07/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
07/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
07/23 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
07/25 – Richmond, VA @ The National
07/27 – Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
07/28 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
07/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
07/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
08/01 – New York, NY @ Summerstage
08/03 – Washington, DC @ The Lincoln Theater
08/06 – Rheinfelden, CH @ River Nights
08/08 – Lokeren, BE @ Lokerse Festival
08/10 – Luhmühlen, DE @ A Summer’s Tale
08/12 – Landerneau, FR @ Fête du Bruit
08/14 – Riga, LV @ Kubana Festival

All this touring is in support of the band’s sixth studio album which is set to be released on June 10 through STUNVOLUME. Strange Little Birds is the follow-up to 2012’s  Not Your Kind of People.

Emarosa sign to Hopeless, release new song

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The Hopeless Records family just keeps growing on growing with every passing day. Hopeless Records already call bands like All Time Low, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, and more family members, and now, the record label has announced a brand new addition to their always expanding roster. On Thursday (April 28), it was announced that Kentucky-based band Emarosa has joined the lengthy lineup. The group previously was signed to Rise Records where they released their debut album, Relativity, their 2010 self-titled record, as well as 2014’s Versus.

In addition to the new record label announcement, Emarosa has also announced that their fourth studio album will be titled 131 and is set to be released on July 8. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on their website. In honor of the new album and record label announcements, the group has debuted the official music video for the album’s lead single, “Cloud 9.” Watch the new music video below.

Emarosa’s summer is going to be busy with the new album’s release and a tour on the horizon. Back in March, it was announced that the band will be hitting the road this summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. The complete tour route for that can be seen here.

Blink-182 release new single, announce massive summer tour

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After what has felt like years of waiting for new Blink-182, the group’s new single has been unleashed. Earlier this week, the California-based band posted on social media that the lead single off of their highly anticipated new album would make its debut on KROQ’s The Kevin & Bean Show on Thursday. But similar to what happened to their last album, Neighborhoods, things were leaked a little bit ahead of schedule. On Wednesday (April 27), audio of the much-anticipated new single, which had been confirmed to be titled “Bored to Death,” was leaked onto the internet. Almost as quickly as it was posted on the inter-web (and YouTube), the track was taken down.

Figuring that most of their fan base had already heard the new song, the track made its official debut on radio stations across the country as well as the internet. Check out the official lyric video for the new song below.

In addition to the lyric video for “Bored to Death,” the band also confirmed that their new album will be titled California. The new record which will mark the band’s seventh studio album will feature a total of 16 new tracks including “Bored to Death.” California is set to be released on July 1 through BMG. The new album comes a year after the inner-band debacle of 2015 which resulted in Tom DeLonge’s exit and the addition of Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba.

In addition to the new single, album title, and release date, the trio has also announced a massive summer tour. The summer tour is set to kick off on July 22 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA and will wrap up more than two months later on Oct.1 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The trek will feature a massive lineup with A Day to Remember, the All American Rejects, All Time Low, and DJ Spider heading out on tour with Blink. The All American Rejects will support Blink-182 during the first month of the tour while All Time Low will complete the rest of the tour in AAR’s spot. The complete list of tour dates ca be seen below.

Blink-182 summer 2016 tour dates