Falling in Reverse announces new album, ‘Coming Home’

A month after premiering a brand new song, Falling in Reverse has officially confirmed the release of their fourth studio album. On Friday (Jan. 20), the Nevada-founded band revealed that their new album will be titled Coming Home and is set to be released on April 7 through Epitaph Records. In addition to the new album confirmation, the group also released another new song from the impending album. The new track is titled “Loser” and can be streamed above.

“Loser” will join previously released single and album’s title track, “Coming Home,” on the new record. Pre-orders for Coming Home are currently available on the band’s website where several different bundles are being offered Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of both “Coming Home” and “Loser.”

In support of the album’s release, the band have two major tour scheduled for the beginning of 2017. In November of 2016, Falling in Reverse announced they would join forces with Motionless in White and Issues for “The End is Here” tour. All three groups are currently in the middle of that trek with no show scheduled for tonight, but they will perform at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City tomorrow (Jan. 21).

After wrapping up “The End is Here” tour on Feb. 12 at the House of Blues in San Diego, Falling in Reverse will take a five-day break before embarking on the “Rest in Space” tour with Pierce the Veil and Crown the Empire. That tour will kick off on Feb. 17 at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon and wrap up almost a month later on March 10 at Club XS in Tucson, Arizona. The complete list of tour dates for both “The End is Here” and “Rest in Space” tours can be seen below as well as Coming Home‘s full track list.

THE END IS HERE TOUR DATES:

Jan. 21 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 22 — Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
Jan. 24 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan. 26 — Richmond, VA @ The National
Jan. 27 — New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan. 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jan. 29 — Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
Jan. 31 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Feb. 01 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Feb. 02 — Chicago, IL @ Riveria Theatre
Feb. 03 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Feb. 05 — Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
Feb. 06 — Salt Lake City, UT @ the Complex
Feb. 08 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Feb. 09 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 11 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Feb. 12 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

REST IN SPACE TOUR DATES:

Feb. 17 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Feb. 18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
Feb. 22 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
Feb. 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Feb. 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
Feb. 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb. 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mar. 01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Mar. 04 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Mar. 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Mar. 07 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Mar. 09 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
Mar. 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

COMING HOME TRACK LIST:

1. “Coming Home”
2. “Broken”
3. “Loser”
4. “Fuck You and All Your Friends”
5. “I Hate Everyone”
6. “I’m Bad At Life”
7. “Hanging On”
8. “Superhero”
9. “Straight to Hell”
10. “I Don’t Mind”
11. “The Departure”
12. “Right Now” (bonus)
13. “Paparazzi” (bonus)

Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Story of the Year added to Warped Rewind at Sea

Back in December, the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea was announced. The music-centric cruise would take all the good aspects of the annual punk rock music festival known as the Vans Warped Tour and place it on a boat instead of a hot parking lot. During the announcement, it was also revealed that 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Cartel, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, and the Starting Line would all perform during the four-night excursion. At the time, Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman had promised that many more artists would be revealed at a later time.

On Thursday (Jan. 19), more Warped Tour veterans were added to the lineup. Mayday Parade, Story of the Year, Face to Face, The Juliana Theory, and Underoath’s Aaron Gillespie would also be hitting the high seas at the end of October/beginning of November.

The announcement was officially made on the music cruise’s social media accounts. “Let’s go! Story of the Year, Mayday Parade, The Juliana Theory, Face to Face, Aaron Gillespie, and the Emo Band are joining the party,” says the high-sea music festival’s Twitter accompanied by a short clip announcing the additions.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more. Tickets for Warped Rewind at Sea are currently available on the event’s website here.

The Gorillaz get political with ‘Hallelujah Money’

Last year, speculations about the Gorillaz releasing new music began when co-creator, Jamie Hewlett, confirmed that he and fellow creator Damon Albarn had been working on some new music. Then, months later, Albarn gave his own update during an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music where he said “it should be really, fairly soon.” On Thursday (Jan. 19), the animate-group premiered their first new song since the release of 2011’s The Fall.

Taking to their social media pages, the official music video and audio for “Hallelujah Money” premiered. According to the Gorillaz’s management team, “Hallelujah Money” is “a rumination on power, big business, and money.” The new song features vocals by English singer, Benjamin Clementine. As Clementine sings in front of a screen, emotional and controversial footage plays behind him.

“In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to,” Gorillaz’s guitarist Murdoc said in a release. “Me. That’s why I’m giving you this new Gorillaz song, a lightning bolt of truth in a black night. You’re welcome. Now piss on! The new album’s not gonna write itself.”

The politically charged song comes on the eve of the United States’ government taking a massive leap backwards with the inauguration of a person that we chose not to name nor respect. The music video for the new track can be streamed above.

There is no word on whether “Hallelujah Money” will be featured on the Gorillaz’s highly anticipated new album. As per Albarn and Hewlett, we should expect that new, yet-to-be-titled album sometime in 2017.

 

Iron Maiden and Ghost to embark on summer ‘Book of Souls’ tour

Last year, Iron Maiden embarked on their “Book of Souls” word tour with only a handful of dates for those in North America. Understandably, many fans were upset with the handful of dates resulting in the iconic metal band promising to return in the new year. On Thursday (Jan. 19), Iron Maiden kept their promise and announced a North American summer trek.

“The Book of Souls 2017” summer tour will kick off on June 3 at the Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia and wrap up a month and a half later on July 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In addition to several United States stops, the band will also venture north to Canada for several dates including stops in Toronto and Quebec City. Grammy Award-winning metal band, Ghost will join Iron Maiden during the complete summer tour. Last year, the Swedish metal band released their Popestar EP and heavily toured behind the release.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale beginning next Friday, Jan. 27. Members of Iron Maiden’s fan club will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public. In addition to tickets, there will also be several “upgrade” packages which will feature early entry, food, exclusive gear, and a chance to win prizes. For more information about that, head on over to Iron Maiden’s website here. For now, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

BOOK OF SOULS 2017 SUMMER TOUR DATES:
June 03 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

June 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

June 07 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

June 09 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

June 11 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

June 13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

June 15 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

June 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

June 19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena

June 21 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

June 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

June 24 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

June 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

June 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

July 01 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater* (more bands TBA)

July 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena

July 05 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

July 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheater

July 09 – Lincoln, NV @ Pinnacle Bank Arena

July 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 12 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

July 15 – Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage

July 16 – Quebec City, Canada @ Videotron Centre

July 19 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

July 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

Conor Oberst announces new album, spring tour dates

Late last summer, Conor Oberst announced plans to release his first new solo album in a year. The record, Ruminations, was released in October of 2016 and was recorded solely by Oberst in his hometown of Omaha. Now, the Bright Eyes frontman has unveiled plans to released the follow-up to his acoustic, solo album. The new record will be titled Salutations and is set to be released on March 17.

Unlike Ruminations, which Oberst recorded at his studio, alone, Salutations will feature Oberst being backed by a full band made up of his frequent collaborators, the Felice Brothers, as well as drummer Jim Keltner who’s resume features the likes of Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

“Jim was really the captain of the ship and the spiritual leader of the project,” Oberst said in a statement about having Keltner on his team for the new album. “We leaned heavy on his 50-plus years of musical insight to get us to where we needed to be. He brought such depth and dignity to the proceedings that made everyone else involved rise to the occasion. It was a true stroke of luck that he got involved when he did.”

Salutations will feature seven new songs as well as several new renditions of Ruminations tracks including “A Little Uncanny” which can be streamed above. Pre-orders for Salutations can be found on iTunes. Those who pre-order the new album will receive instant downloads of “A Little Uncanny,” “Tachycardia,” and “Napalm.”

In support of the new album’s release Oberst will be hitting the road in the spring. The tour will officially kick off on March 9 at the Waiting Room in Omaha and wrap up on July 21 at the House of Blues in Boston. The March tour dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, Jan. 21 at noon EST while the May and July dates will go on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 27. During this trek, Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 to donate $1 from every ticket sold throughout the tour to Planned Parenthood. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

CONOR OBERST SPRING TOUR DATES:

March 9 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
March 10 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theater
March 11 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
March 12 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
March 14 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
March 16 – Spicewood, TX – Luck Reunion
March 17 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
March 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
March 19 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre
March 21 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
March 22 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
March 23 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
March 24 – McMinnville, TN – Bluegrass Underground
March 25 – St.Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 26 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theater
May 12 – Oakland, CA – The Fox
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theater
May 19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
July 14-16 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn
July 21 – Boston, MA – The House of Blues

Chicago Open Air 2017 lineup unleashed

The lineup for the second annual Chicago Open Air has been unveiled and it looks like rockers and metal heads alike will be stoked. On Tuesday (Jan. 17), festival organizers unveiled the lengthy list of  artists set to hit Chicago in mid-July. KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, and Lamb of God are some of the over 40 performers scheduled to take over Toyota Park.

“Walking through the site last year, I saw people from all over the world. Different ages, different races – people celebrating rock culture. When curating the 2017 version of Chicago Open Air, we wanted to find that balance for everyone who attends the festival. From iconic artists like Ozzy, KISS, Korn and Slayer to Rob Zombie, Godsmack and Stone Sour to Amon Amarth, Meshuggah and Behemoth. If you are a rock fan, this is a must see experience,” said Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.

In addition to the rocking music, Chicago Open Air will also feature craft beer, the Gourmet Man Food festival, as well as several parties and experiences.

Chicago Open Air will return to this home of Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago, during the weekend of July 14-16. Tickets for the music festival will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 20. At that time, there will be four different options to choose from. The three-day general admission field pass that will cost you around $209.50. the three-day general admission bowl pass will cost around $119.50. For those not sure if they want to go one day or all three days, single day passes will cost $50. If you want to experience the music festival and not to worried about prices, there will be a three-day VIP pass that starts at $425.00. For more information about passes or the artists, head on over to the music festival’s website.

For now, the daily list of artists can be seen below so you can begin to pan accordingly.

Friday, July 14: KISS, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Meshuggah, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Falling In Reverse, Vimic, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Crobot, Code Orange, Hell or Highwater, Failure Anthem

Saturday, July 15: Korn, Godsmack, Seether, Clutch, Steel Panther, Body Count, Avatar, Mushroomhead, Metal Church, Pig Destroyer, Dragonforce, Cane Hill, Night Verses, Black Map

Sunday, July 16: Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Hellyeah, Demon Hunter, DevilDriver, KYNG, Norma Jean, Whores., DED

Listen to From First to Last’s new song with Sonny Moore

Is that From First to Last original lineup reunion closer than we originally thought? If we’re going by the massively good news that was recently unleashed, then the answer may be leaning towards a yes. On Monday (Jan. 16), From First to Last unveiled a brand new song with a special guest at the microphone; former vocalist Sonny Moore. Moore, who is better known as Skrillex these days, posted the audio for the new song on Sunday, just in time for his 29th birthday.

According to the band, Moore co-wrote “Make War” “in addition to lending his vocals and production skills for the original band’s first reunion in more than a decade with all other original members returning for their respective roles.”

The premiere of “Make War” comes years after rumors began that Moore would reunited with his original music project. Rumors stayed at an all time low, but last summer, Moore helped add fuel to them when he played a snippet of a song that sounded a lot like him once again filling in on vocals for From First to Last.

Moore lent his vocals for both 2004’s Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Bodycount and 2006’s Heroine, but then decided to leave the band to pursue other musical endeavors. In 2009, he released Gypsyhook under his own name and then in 2010, he hit the EDM world as Skrillex for My Name is Skrillex and the rest is history.

As if fans needed any more evidence that Moore may be taking a trip down nostalgia road, the musicians posted a picture on Instagram of himself, FFTL guitarist Matt Good, producer John Feldmann, and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. There’s no telling what exactly the photo means, but maybe it could be Moore returning to his roots.

“Make War” is currently available for purchase on iTunes and can be streamed on Spotify.