Watch Paramore get fake smiley in ‘Fake Happy’

After releasing two hugely successful music videos for their After Laughter single, Paramore is ready to add another one to the list. On Friday (Nov. 17), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed their music video for “Fake Happy.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams standing in the middle of an alleyway. The viewer watches as she seems to be collecting and relaxing herself as the somber beginning of the song plays.

About 40 seconds in, the scenery changes with Williams sitting on a tossed chair, dressed in a multi-colored sequin jumpsuit in the middle of New York City. She gets up from the seat and begins to dance around the city trying bring smiles to the face of everyone around her. Sadly, everyone around her is sporting a fake, yellow happy face over their own.

Throughout the clip, Williams’ face is not shown, but things change when she ends up in Time Square. The camera finally captures her face which is plastered with the biggest, fakest smile and tears running down her face. Watch the Zac Farro-directed music video for “Fake Happy” above.

“Fake Happy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. After Laughter was released in May of 2017 and quickly earned not only praises, but also top spots on many music charts. After Laughter went on to earn the top spot on both Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard‘s Alternative albums chart. The record reached the number six spot on SoundScan/Billboard‘s 200 chart.

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Watch Green Day bring color to a drab world in ‘Back in the USA’

Last month, Green Day announced plans to unleash a brand new greatest hits album and now that the album is here, so is the music video for the record’s only new track. On Friday (Nov. 17), the iconic California-based band unleashed their politically charged music video for “Back in the USA.” The video begins with the trio living their lives in a very oblivious, “Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle.

About 15 seconds into the clip, the narrator is heard foreshadowing what is about to happen in the music video. “They don’t know it yet, but their lives will soon change forever because they’re about to see the truth.”

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is sitting at home with this “wife” and “son” when there is a knock on the door. A salesperson is at the door selling some glasses. When Armstrong puts the glasses on, he sees color and the truth as opposed to the gray-scale and lies he is accustom to. Not being able to keep his discovery a secret, he calls over bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool to show off the glasses. As Cool and Dirnt try on the glasses, posters that cover the room begin to read things like “conform” and “consume” while the television showcases the headline “President to Lie to Nation Tomorrow Night!”

The next day, the guys concoct a plan to break into the news station where the president’s address will take place to show the public the truth and bring back color into their otherwise gray world. As they sneak in dressed as Secret Service agents, the guys put the truth glasses on the camera revealing a gross, zombified, liar of a president at the podium. As the band takes over the stage and the zombie president is rushed off by the real agents, color begins to seep back and the public’s eyes are opened once again to the truth.

Watch the music video for “Back in the USA” above.

“Back in the USA” is featured on Green Day’s latest greatest hits album, God’s Favorite Band. The record includes a slew of the band’s biggest hits as well as the new version of “Ordinary World” featuring country music superstar Miranda Lambert.

In This Moment to enchant North America on’ The Witching Hour’ tour

In This Moment has made a name for themselves for not only their hard work, but also for putting on rocking, theatrical performances. After spending much of the year on the road in support of their recently released record, the group has now confirmed that they have no plans on stopping. On Thursday (Nov. 16), the Los Angeles-founded band announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018.

Named “The Witching Hour” tour (after one of the tracks on their new studio album), the excursion will kick off on Jan. 16, 2018 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina and conclude a month later on Feb. 18, 2018 at The Palace in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hitting the road alongside In This Moment for the complete trek will be fellow Californians New Years Day and POD as well as Arizona’s DED.

The group unveiled the news in a post on Twitter. “BLOOD LEGION!! We’re excited to bring you The Witching Hour Tour with special guests POD, New Years Day, and DED, on select dates,” the post read. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 17 on the band’s website.

The “Witching Hour” tour will be in support of In This Moment’s recently released record, Ritual. Ritual was released this past summer and marked the first album since the departure of drummer Tom Hane. The album landed at the number 23 spot on the Billboard 200 chart while lead single “Oh Lord” peaked at the number six spot on the Billboard Top Mainstream Rock charts.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the “Witching Hour” tour can be seen below.

THE WITCHING HOUR 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Jan. 16 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Jan. 17 – Augusta, GA – Miller Theater
Jan. 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Jan. 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL – Shiprocked*
Jan. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Jan. 27 – Cape Coral, FL – 93X WXNW Block Party
Jan. 28 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Jan. 30 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
Jan. 31 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb. 02 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
Feb. 03 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre
Feb. 06 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
Feb. 07 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb. 09 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Feb. 10 – Niagara Fall, NY – Rapids Theatre
Feb. 12 – London, Ontario – London Music Hall
Feb. 13 – Montreal, Quebec – MTELUS
Feb. 14 – Toronto, Ontario – Rebel
Feb. 17 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino
Feb. 18 – St. Paul, MO – The Palace

Dashboard Confessional announces new album, sign with Fueled By Ramen

For Dashboard Confessional fans, it probably feels like they have been waiting for a new album for centuries. For over two years, frontman Chris Carrabba has repeatedly reassured fans that the group would be releasing new music soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), fans finally got what they have been waiting for when the band officially announced their seventh studio album. Taking to social media, the Carrabba-led act confirmed that their new album will be titled Crooked Shadows and that it will see a release date of Feb. 9, 2018 through their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

In addition to announcing the title of the new album, its release date, and the group’s new record label, Dashboard Confessional has also unleashed the record’s powerful lead single, “We Fight.” Listen to the new song above.

Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to 2009’s Alter the Ending even though the band released a standalone single titled “May” in the spring of 2016.

Earlier this week, the group tipped fans off that something big was coming when they cleared everything from their Instagram profile. All the images they previously had were replaced with an image that had the date “11.15.17” printed against a gray background. The group’s new music confirmation comes almost three years after Carrabba hinted that the band was in the process of creating a new record.

“It really feels like we’re eager to write, which means there’s probably a new record coming out,” Carrabba told Entertainment Weekly back in the summer of 2015. “Who am I kidding? There’s a new record coming.”

Well, after almost three years, fans finally got that record Carrabba had hinted at. Not only that, but according to Carrabba the new music, especially “We Fight” started out one way and evolved as time passed.

“It’s a weird thing when you write a song; you think you know what it’s about, but you don’t until some months later sometimes. So, I thought for sure it was just about how I found a place in the world, which was worth fighting for, which was the music scene that I come from,” Carrabba explained to Beat’s 1 DJ, Zane Lowe.

“I wasn’t cool in school. I didn’t fit in. I found this music scene and it fostered this community and it fostered the people in it. You could be black or white, you could be straight or gay, you could be a man or a woman. Everybody was equal and we were equally protected but we were equally encouraged to do something that challenged the status quo.”

For now, the complete track listing for Crooked Shadows can be seen below.

CROOKED SHADOWS TRACK LISTING:

1. “We Fight”
2. “Catch You”
3. “About Us”
4. “Heart Beat Here”
5. “Belong”
6. “Crooked Shadows”
7. “Open My Eyes”
8. “Be Alright”
9. “Just What to Say”

Fall Out Boy celebrate Día de los Muertos in new music video

After spending the last week teasing fans about their brand new music video, Fall Out Boy has followed through and released the clip. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their Día de los Muertos-inspired music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.”

The three-and-a-half minute clip finds the four-piece performing in the middle of a Día de los Muertos celebration. The four-piece is not only seen surrounded by beautifully dressed attendees, but also participating and interacting with the people. For those not familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is not the Mexican equivalent of Halloween as many believe it to be. Instead, the multi-day holiday (it takes place on Nov. 1 and 2) focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

Watch Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” above.

During a recent show in Dallas, Fall Out Boy all but confirmed the release of the Brendan Walter and Mel Soria-directed music video. The band was photographed performing on platform that was decorated as a marquee and the letters FOB at the top. On the marquee, the location and date was printed at the top while the date “11/15” and “HLD ME TGHT OR DNT” was printed below that.

Then, on Tuesday (Nov. 14), the band posted “On Wednesday, we’ll honor the dead. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T midnight ET worldwide” confirming what fans had speculated when the image from the Dallas show was posted.

“Hold Me Tight or Don’t” will join previously released song “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, 2017, Fall Out Boy recently confirmed that their seventh studio album will see a release date of Jan. 19, 2018. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Currently, Fall Out Boy is in the middle of their “MANIA” North American tour. Tonight, the group will perform at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The complete itinerary for the “MANIA” North American tour can be seen here.

flor announces ‘come out. you’re hiding’ tour for early 2018

After spending much of the year on the road, flor has announced that they will be back at it again in 2018. On Monday (Nov. 13), the Los Angeles-based band revealed plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018. The “come out. you’re hiding” tour will kick off on Feb. 2, 2018 at The Crocodile in Seattle and conclude a month later on March 3 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Indie-pop group Handsome Ghost has been announced as flor’s supporting act for the full excursion.

Pre-sales for the tour are currently available on the band’s website while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 18.

flor’s 2017 has been filled with a slew of performances including some stage time at several big name music festivals during the summer such as Lollapalooza, Philadelphia’s Made in America, and New York’s Meadows Music & Arts Festival. In addition to their music festival performances, the Fueled by Ramen band recently wrapped up their fall 2017 tour with Atlas Genius.

Before the year comes to an end, flor will join Paramore in Florida for two makeup gigs. Back in September, Paramore’s “Tour Two” was supposed to kick off in Florida, but Hurricane Irma forced the Tennessee-founded band to reschedule two of the three shows. As promised, the Fueled by Ramen bands will head south at the beginning of December for those two shows.

For now, flor’s complete tour itinerary can be seen below.

PARAMORE TOUR feat. flor
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts +
Dec. 6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater +

flor’s “come out. you’re hiding” 2018 tour dates:

Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Feb. 3 – Portland, OR – Oregon Holocene
Feb. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Feb. 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Feb. 8 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Feb. 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Feb. 11 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Feb. 13 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli
Feb. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
Feb. – 17 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Feb. 20 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Feb. 21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 22 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Feb. 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Feb. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 27 – Austin, TX  Stubb’s Jr.
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
March 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
March 3 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

Sleeping with Sirens to unleash holiday-themed single

‘Tis the season to be jolly and Sleeping with Sirens is making sure their fans are super jolly this season. On Monday (Nov. 13), the Florida-founded band announced plans to release a brand new, holiday-themed song. According to the band, the new track will be titled “Christmas on the Road” and will debut this Friday, Nov. 17.

Taking to their official Twitter page, the band wrote: “We’re ringing in the holidays with new music! ‘Christmas on the Road’ is coming Friday, November 17.”

“Christmas on the Road” will be the band’s first new song since the release of their fifth studio album earlier this year. Back in September, the five-piece released their new studio album, Gossip. Gossip marked the band’s first studio album to be released through their new record label Warner Bros Records; the band was previously signed to Epitaph Records. The album went on to reach the number 38 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Around the same time Sleeping with Sirens announced the release of Gossip, they had also revealed that the album’s lead single, “Legends,” would be used as Team USA’s official anthem for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

In support of Gossip‘s release, the band has been on the road touring behind the new tunes. Currently, the band is in the middle of their European tour. Once that excursion wraps up in late November, the group will return to the United States for a short tour in December. The complete list of tour stops for the group’s upcoming December trek can be seen below.

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS TOUR DATES:

Dec. 05 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Dec. 06 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec. 07 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Dec. 08 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
Dec. 10 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Dec. 11 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Dec. 14 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec. 15 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

As It Is debut music video for ‘No Way Out’

As It Is may be in the middle of one of their final tours of 2017, but that doesn’t mean the band is going to stop treating fans to new music videos any time soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “No Way Out.” Prior to the debut of the new clip, the band had told fans to keep an eye out because the new video would be heading their way shortly.

The premise of the music video is simple; the band is giving the viewer a taste of their live show. The simplicity of the clip lets the band’s energetic, high-energy performance personas shine through as snow falls on them and a set to white lights illuminate them in the otherwise dark setting. Watch the music video for “No Way Out” above.

“No Way Out” is featured on the band’s recently released record, okay. okay. was released back in January of 2017 through Fearless Records. The record landed at the top spot on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart as well as the top spot on the “Alternative New Albums” chart.

Last month, As It Is made headlines when news broke that longtime guitarist Andy Westhead was no longer in the band. The group’s confirmation came after a fan asked Westhead on social media if everything was okay since he was not present at the band’s recent show. Westhead responded with “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there.”

Shortly after Westhead’s response, the group posted a letter online detailing how their decision was reached about Westhead’s departure. In the same letter, they explained to their fans that they wanted the make the announcement “with Andy’s full involvement and approval.” Following the band’s announcement, they advised fans that they would continue touring as a four-piece.

Currently, As It Is is supporting Waterparks on their North American “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour. The excursion kicked off earlier this week in Dallas and will find the British band performing across the continent before the trip wraps up on Dec. 7 in Houston. The complete “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour itinerary can be found here.

Thirty Seconds to Mars celebrate the United States in new music video

After their constant use of the word “soon,” 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled their much-hyped music video for “Walk on Water.” On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for “Walk on Water” which is all about celebrating the United States of America. As promised by the band, the video features footage from fans around the country as they show what happened when they celebrate the Fourth of July. According to a statement from the band, over 10,000 individuals and 92 professional crews from around the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, submitted videos which showcase what America looked like on that one day.

The music video begins with voice overs from journalists discussing the band’s decision to chronicle people across the country as they celebrate Independence Day. After showing anchor covering the story, the shot changes to the band standing in what looks like a tarmac at an airport countdown until they begin their ambitious project. The music video goes on to feature crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band as well as facts about the United States.

According to the band, the four-minute clip is only a sneak peep into the band’s upcoming documentary film, “A Day in the Life of America.” Watch the music video for “Walk on Water” above.

“Walk on Water” is the lead single off 30 Seconds to Mars’ still-untitled fifth studio album. While the group has promised that more information about the album will be coming soon (you know, their overused word), fans of the trio have yet to get anymore details about the pending release. But while an official release date for the album and its companion documentary is still unknown, Echelon members can rest assure that the band is not slowing down.

Last month, the trio announced a massive European tour that will kick off in early March and wrap up in early May. The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

30 SECONDS TO MARS 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

03/11 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
03/12 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle
03/14 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
03/16 – Rome, Italy @ Palalottomatica
03/17 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
03/18 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
03/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
03/21 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
03/23 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
03/24 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
03/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hydro
03/27 – London, England @ The O2
03/29 – Birmingham, England @ Arena Birmingham
04/10 – Lisbon, Portugal @ TBC
04/12 – Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Center
04/13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
04/14 – Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Cubec
04/17 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
04/18 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
04/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena
04/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ TAP1
04/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
04/23 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
04/25 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
04/27 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ SKK Arena
04/28 – Moscow, Russia @ Olimpiyskiy
04/30 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Sports Palace
05/02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
05/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Queens of the Stone Age to join Foo Fighters at Welcome to Rockville 2018

Just when you thought the Welcome to Rockville 2018 lineup couldn’t get any better, festival organizers unveiled the complete list of artists set to invade North Florida in the spring of 2018. On Monday (Nov. 6) Danny Wimmer Present unleashed their epic lineup for their Jacksonville-based music festival. Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, and Ozzy Osbourne are just some of the big names that will take the stage during the first World’s Loudest Month music festival of the year.

“Since Welcome to Rockville’s inception seven years ago, I have been building towards this day: To bring not just the biggest rock festival in Jacksonville (or even Florida), but the biggest rock lineup in the United States to my hometown,” festival creator and producer Danny Wimmer said in a press release. “This is a triumph for me, my company, and the city that I love.”

Acts like The Used, Thrice, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more will joined the aforementioned acts on the bill.

Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are currently on sale on the music festival’s website here.

Welcome to Rockville 2018 will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of April 27-29, 2018. Last month, festival organizers revealed that 2018 would mark the first year that the music festival would expand from two days to three. For now, the daily lineup, with the exception of one unknown act, can be seen below.