Broadside drops video for ‘Hidden Colors’

Broadside has returned with a brand new music for another new track off their impending new album. On Thursday (May 11), the Virginia-based band took to Twitter to promise fans that once their post reached a total of 616 re-tweets they would release their music video for “Hidden Colors.” At first, the number of re-tweets requested may have seemed strange, but it turns out that 616 is the date their new album is set to hit store.

Two hours after the initial post, the post reached the requested re-tweets with the band keeping their promise by releasing the music video for “Hidden Colors.”

The over-three-minute clip primarily features the band performing inside of what looks like a warehouse with graffiti all over the walls. Almost a minute into the clip, the graffiti changes from normal colors to neon paint thanks to the help of what we can assume is a black light. Let’s just say the guys no longer look like they’re performing inside a depleted warehouse that’s about to crash all around them, but rather, a cool night club.

When asked about the inspiration about the song, vocalist Oliver Baxxter revealed what it’s about. “We wanted to represent the women in our life with the utmost respect and how grateful we are for them.”

He adds: “We live in a very romantic time, but not enough people are focusing on where the romance actually comes from, the pure undying desire for love. ‘Hidden Colors’ is about young lovers in the night. It’s about telling that person just what you appreciate about them. You can NEVER tell someone enough how much they actually mean to you.”

Watch the music video for “Hidden Colors” above.

“Hidden Colors” will join lead single “Puzzle Pieces” on Broadside’s sophomore album, Paradise. Paradise is set to be released on June 16 through Victory Records. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available here. Those who pre-order Paradise will be given an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Just in time for the release of their new album, Broadside will be hitting the road with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Nothing, Nowhere. The spring tour officially kicked off last night (May 11) at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. Tonight, Broadside and company will perform at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

REAL FRIENDS/ HAVE MERCY/ BROADSIDE SPRING TOUR DATES:

5/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/13 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
5/14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
5/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
5/20 – Lafayette, LA @ Warehouse 535 (Broadside only)
5/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/22 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
5/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/26 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
5/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Undergrown
5/28 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/31 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/04 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
6/06 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/09 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

Muse announces the release of one-off single

Over the past week, Muse has been taking to social media to tease some major news for their longtime followers (one of the videos can be seen above). At the time, those who were following the group were left with the lingering question of what the teasing may be about. On Thursday (May 11), the English band put those fans’ thoughts to rest when the revealed that they will be releasing a brand new song; their first in nearly two years. The new track is titled “Dig Down” and will make its worldwide debut next Thursday, May 18.

The band made the formal announcement on their official Twitter which featured a new photograph of the trio and the caption, “‘Dig Down’ new single coming 18 May.” According to the band, the song will be a one-off and not part of any new record. The song’s debut will come a couple of days before they hit the road for their summer tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and PVRIS.

The tour will kick off on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida and wrap up four months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

“Dig Down” will be Muse’s first new song since the release of their seventh studio album, Drones, which came out in the summer of 2015.

Dashboard Confessional and the All-American Rejects to embark on summer tour

After a week of posting cryptic messages on social media, the All-American Rejects have finally unveiled what all the teasing was for. On Monday (May 8), the Oklahoma-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the summertime. Heading out with the four-piece during the months of July and August will be Dashboard Confessional. Similar to the All-American Rejects photographic teases, the Chris Carrabba-led group posted an image with Carrabba and ARR frontman Tyson Ritter. Accompanying the photo was the caption “I think we’re on to something…tune in tomorrow” as well as AAR’s Twitter handle.

The joint summer excursion will kick off on July 13 at the Pacific Amphiheatre in Costa Mesa, California and conclude a month later on Aug. 15 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. The Social Animals will open for the two groups from July 14 to July 23 while the Maine will take over from July 25 to Aug. 13.

Pre-sales for both general admission tickets and VIP tickets will begin on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time. Once pre-sales end, public tickets sales will begin on Friday, May 12, also at 10 a.m. local time. Dashboard Confessional is currently offering two different VIP packages named after two of their biggest hits. The first is called the “Hands Down” the Ultimate Dashboard Confessional Experience and the other is named the “Don’t Wait” Backstage Meet & Greet Experience. For more information about the packages, head on over the Dashboard’s website here.

The tour announcement comes a year after Carrabba premiered a brand new song titled “May”; this first new tune in seven years. Around the time the song was unveiled, the singer had also alluded that he was working on new music, but had no release date in mind. “I don’t have any idea of a release date or a worry about one for that matter,” Carrabba told Entertainment Weekly in 2016.

As for the All-American Rejects, last summer they hit the road alongside Blink-182 for their California summer tour (read out review here). During the tour, they performed a new song titled “DGAF” and have been teasing that there will be new music soon. When that new music will make an appearance, only the band knows.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below while tickets will be available here.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL / THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS TOUR DATES:

July 13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphiheatre
July 14 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
July 15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater
July 17 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
July 18 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
July 21 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
July 22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
July 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 25 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
July 26 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
July 29 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Soundstage
July 30 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Aug. 3 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 4 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 5 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion
Aug. 6 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Aug. 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
Aug. 10 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Aug. 12 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Aug. 13 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival

The Social Animals (7/14-7/23)

The Maine (7/25-8/13)

Rise Against, Pierce the Veil to embark on fall tour

Rise  Against’s summer is already a busy one. The band previously announced that their eighth studio album will be released in early June and in support of the new record, they will be hitting the road alongside the Deftones, Frank Iero and the Patience, and Thrice. On Monday (May 8), the group confirmed that they have no plans of slowing down once summer ends. Rise Against will once again hit the road in the fall for their own headlining North American trek.

The fall tour will begin on Sept, 14 at the Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia and conclude on Oct. 6 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Heading out as Rise Against’s special guests will be Pierce the Veil and White Lung.

“It’s such an honor to be asked to tour with a band that I have been inspired by since I was a teenager,” said Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes in a statement. ” I love when things come full circle like that.  We are beyond excited to tear up the stage with them every night this Fall!  See you at the shows!”​

Tickets for the newly announced tour will go on sale on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. local time.

Rise Against’s tour with the Deftones will kick off on June 9 at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in the group’s hometown of Chicago. After being on the road for a month, the tour will conclude on July 9 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. As for Pierce the Veil, the California four-pierce is currently on tour with Sum 41 for their joint “We Will Detonate!” tour. Pierce the Veil’s tour will conclude with their appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Rise Against new album, Wolves, is set to be released on June 9 through Virgin Records.

RISE AGAINST / PIERCE THE VEIL FALL TOUR DATES:

9/14 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
9/16 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
9/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
9/20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
9/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/27 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
9/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
10/03 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
10/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage

Sum 41 brings the party to the skate park in new video

It’s been over seven months since Sum 41 released any new music videos for their brand new tunes. On Wednesday (May 3), things changed when the Canadian band unleashed their fan-centric music video for “Goddamn I’m Dead Again.” The music video kicks off with the band, more specifically frontman Deryck Whibley, sending out a mass message to fans on Facebook asking them to show up and be part of their brand new music video. “Bail on your Sunday plans and come spend the day with us,” reads the post.

Once the message disappears from the screen, we see the band arrive at what looks to be a depleted skate park with skate ramps full of graffiti and dead plants; the perfect place for a party. In between shots of the band getting ready, we see the Skumfuks (Sum 41 fans) arrive, ready for a good time. Headbanging, moshing, crowdsurfing, and the band performing make up the almost four-minute video. If the clip looks familiar, it’s because according to the band the new video is supposed to be reminiscent of their music videos for “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip.”

“We’re very excited to release this new video for ‘Goddamn I’m Dead Again.’  This one is for the fans and by the fans,” said Whibley in a statement that accompanied the new clip. “What you are seeing are dedicated Sum 41 super fans, not one extra and I love that. Thank you all for being a part of it and spending that Sunday afternoon with us!”

Watch the full music video for “Goddamn I’m Dead Again” above.

“Goddamn I’m Dead Again” is featured on Sum 41’s recently released album, 13 Voices. The record was released back in the fall of 2016 through Hopeless Records. Following its release, the band headed out on their massive ‘Don’t Call It a Sum-Back’ tour which yield several sold out shows.

Currently, Sum 41 is in the middle of their co-headlining “We Will Detonate!” tour with Pierce the Veil. In addition to the tour stops with Pierce the Veil, Sum 41 will also appear at a handful of music festivals including Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rocklahoma where their spring tour will officially wrap up on May 26. The complete list of Sum 41 tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Halestorm get emotional for ‘Dear Daughter’ video

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner and women’s issues at an all time high, Halestorm has returned with a brand new music video telling them that it will be all right. On Thursday (May 4), the Pennsylvania-based band unleashed their music video for “Dear Daughter.” The clip follows frontwoman Lzzy Hale as she sings to a camera while in between clips of her, we see girls looking a little discouraged and afraid. As the song hits its climax, we get to see all those same exact girls do a complete change as those doubts and fears disappear.

“I’m hoping that through this song, I can spread the inspiration and empowerment that has been instilled in me,” writes Hale about the new music video on her Tumblr account. “Carve your own path, ladies (and little gents too). I’m living proof that nothing in life is impossible.” Watch the full music video for “Dear Daughter” above.

In honor of Mothers’ Day which is Sunday, May 14, the group is encouraging fans to post pictures of their mothers and/or daughters with their own stories of encouragement using the hashtag, #DearDaughter.

“Dear Daughter” is featured on Halestorm’s recently released record, Into the Wild Life. The record, the group’s third studio album, was released in the spring of 2015.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their North American spring tour. After taking a couple of days off, the band will resume their touring on Friday, May 5, at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, New York. Following a few more weeks, the trek will conclude on May 27 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

HALESTORM SPRING 2017 TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
May 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
May 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
May 19 – Flint, MI @ James H. Whiting Auditorium
May 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Watch: Paramore cruises in new music video

A couple of weeks after releasing their first new song in nearly four years, Paramore has returned with another new tune. On Wednesday (May 3), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed the second single from their upcoming new studio album, After Laughter. Instead of just releasing the audio of the new song, the group debuted the music video for “Told You So” which was directed by Aaron Joseph and the group’s drummer, Zac Farro.

The video begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams who appears to be locked inside of a house all alone. While Williams is in the house, Farro and guitarist Taylor York are cruising around in a cheesy green screen graphics appearing through the back window. As the video progresses and it appears as nighttime has fallen, Williams looks like she escapes the house into the middle of a street as headlights illuminate her. Before we know what happens, Williams has joined York and Farro in the car. Watch the complete music video for the new funky song above.

“Told You So” will join lead single “Hard Times” on Paramore’s impending fifth album, After Laughter. After Laughter is set to be released on May 12 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website. For those who purchase the album ahead of time, they will receive instant downloads of both “Hard Times” and “Told You So.”

In support of the new album’s release, Paramore is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, May 17. The group will reportedly perform lead single, “Hard Times” during their appearance.