All Time Low, Silverstein, New Found Glory lead first wave of Slam Dunk 2019 bands

The new year hasn’t even started, but one music festival is already getting ahead of the curve by announcing their first wave of artists. On Wednesday (Oct, 17), the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Festival formally unveiled the first set of musicians who will head across the pond during the final weekend of May 2019.

All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, and Silverstein are just some of the eight bands confirmed for the music festival.

“There’s been a bit of an ATL drought in the U.K. recently, so we thought it best to come back,” frontman Alex Gaskarth said about the band’s return to the Slam Dunk stage. Previously performing at the 2013 incarnation of the two-day event, All Time Low aren’t the only Slam Dunk Festival veterans returning next year.

Florida-based pop-punk rockers New Found Glory last hit the festival’s stage in 2010 while Canadians Silverstein last performed at Slam Dunk in 2009.

“We are excited to be returning to the U.K. in 2019 for the next installment of Slam Dunk,” the Ontario-founded band said in a joint statement.

“We originally played the festival way back in 2009 and have been looking forward to doing it again. Expect a jam-packed set of old and new material.”

In addition to the returning bands, the lineup will also include Waterparks, Mad Caddies, local hardcore punkers Gallows, and Story of the Year.

Story of the Year’s inclusion on the lineup comes a year after the group released their first post-hiatus album, Wolves.

“We are crazy stoked for Slam Dunk, especially since we haven’t been to the UK in ages,” said Story of the Year guitarist Ryan Phillips.

“We’re itching to get over there and jam some tracks from our latest album, Wolves.”

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 go on sale this Friday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. local time.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.

SLAM DUNK 2019 FIRST WAVE:

All Time Low
NOFX
New Found Glory
Waterparks
Story of the Year
Gallows
Mad Caddies
Silverstein

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All Time Low drop tasty new video for ‘Birthday’

While some people are not big fans of getting surprises for their birthdays, All Time Low are the complete opposite, giving fans a major surprise to jump-start their week.

On Monday (Aug. 13), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Birthday.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with all four guys (Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Zack Merrick, and Rian Dawson) locked inside what looks to be a dark and dingy janitor’s closet. While the lights are out, the viewer watches as each member is passed out, tied down to a chair, and wearing a party hat.

Once the lights are turned on, the guys (and the viewer) find themselves inside of a room painted in a combination of pastels colors that would make the 1980s version of Miami Vice jealous. Seated in the middle of the room on a random table is a three-layer cake with a flamingo sparkler on top. After spending some time struggling to get loose from their binds, someone dressed as a panda walks into the room with a mini blowtorch in hand.

For a second, it looks like the panda is going to set all four guys on fire, but instead, he makes his way over to the cake to light the flamingo sparkler. After some time, the boys find themselves seated around the flamingo cake all dressed in white, eagerly awaiting some of that tempting cake. Since this is an All Time Low music video, by the end of the clip there is birthday cake flying everywhere. Watch the music video for “Birthday” above.

“Birthday” is one of two new songs All Time Low released earlier this year. While the band has yet to confirm or deny whether both “Birthday” and “Everything is Fine” will be featured on a new record, they have announced an exclusive Everything is Fine on Your Birthday 7-inch vinyl. The limited-edition vinyl (only 2,500 are available worldwide) is available on the band’s website.

In support of the new set of tunes, All Time Low are currently on tour with Dashboard Confessional and gnash for the first leg of their joint The Summer Ever After tour while the second leg will begin at the end of September.

Listen: All Time Low get celebratory in ‘Birthday’

Surprise!

All Time Low just released another new song. Less than a month after dropping their first surprise single, the group has done it again. On Wednesday (June 27), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed a brand new single titled “Birthday.” Instead of dropping cryptic messages on social media like they had previously done for “Everything is Fine,” the four-piece decided to go in another direction.

In a fun marketing twist, the band sent one of their die-hard fans a birthday cake with the words “With Love All Time Low” written in bright blue icing. According to the recipient’s friend, a link to a web address was written on the cake’s accompanying box. After posting the image and the link on social media, fans were quick to follow the link to a nondescript website. The only thing on the page is an audio image and the direct download link for an mp3 file titled “All Time Low-birthday.”

Head on over to the website here and download the new song now.

“Birthday” is the second “surprise” single All Time Low have released within the past month. While fans have now been gifted two news tunes, the band has yet to formally announce whether these two tracks are standalone singles or part of a brand new record.

“Everything is Fine” and “Birthday” are the first set of new tunes from the band since the release of 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

While the quartet is mum on whether fans should expect a new record soon, they have confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this summer.

Beginning in August, All Time Low will join forces with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash for their “Summer Ever After” tour. Earlier this week, the two bands announced the second leg of the tour which will find them performing at venues across the country during the months of September and October.

All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional extend ‘Summer Ever After’ tour

A month after announcing their joint, late-summer tour, All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional have added more stops to the upcoming excursion. On Monday (June 25), the two bands added a handful of extra dates to their forthcoming trek set to take place in late September and early October. The second leg of the “Summer Ever After” will begin in Dashboard Confessional’s hometown of Boca Raton, Florida at the Mizner Park Amphitheater and conclude a couple of weeks later on Oct. 12 in San Francisco at The Masonic.

Just like the first leg of the tour, singer-songwriter Gnash will join the two bands on the newly announced tour stops. Tickets for the just-announced shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 29. Members of All Time Low’s Hustlers fan club will gain access to pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in early May, both bands announced the first leg of the summertime tour. All Time Low took the cryptic path by posting “This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” as their formal announcement.

Unlike their tour mates, Dashboard Confessional kept it simple by posting “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

The upcoming tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released records. Dashboard Confessional released their seventh studio album, Crooked Shadow, earlier this year while All Time Low released their seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade last summer. Earlier this month, the Baltimore-founded four-piece released a brand new song titled “Everything is Fine.” Listen to the brand new song above while the newly added “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.

SUMMER EVER AFTER TOUR DATES (LEG TWO):

Sept. 27 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater
Sept. 28 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater
Oct. 06 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 08 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct. 09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 11 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

All Time Low drop surprise new single ‘Everything is Fine’

Following 24 hours of cryptic posts on social media, All Time Low unveiled what they were hiding. On Wednesday (June 13), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed their first new song in an over year. Titled “Everything is Fine,” the new tune sounds like it could easily find a home on either the band’s 2011 release Dirty Work or 2012’s Don’t Panic! Lyrically though, the song sounds like it could be a B-side off their recently released record, Last Young Renegade.

Listen to “Everything is Fine” above.

The new song’s debut comes a day after frontman Alex Gaskarth questioned whether his Twitter followers would be interested in some new music.

“You guys like new music or what?” the musician wrote on the social media platform.

Soon after, every social media account associated with the band and its members posted an image with the words “everything is fine” on it. While fans now know that the cryptic posts were about the new song, the band has yet to elaborate on whether this song will be a one-off single or if it will be part of a brand new album.

All Time Low released their seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, last June making it their first release through their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

Later this summer, the four-piece will embark on the first leg of their Summer Ever After tour with Dashboard Confessional. The tour will begin on Aug. 3 at the Myth Live on St. Paul, Minnesota and conclude a few weeks later on Aug. 26 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Prior to the summertime trek, All Time Low will play three California stops on the final Vans Warped Tour. After that, they will head out to Chicago to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Check out All Time Low’s summertime tour itinerary here.

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional to live ‘Summer Ever After’

Ready to add another huge tour to your lengthy summertime concert schedule? If not, it’s time to do so. On Monday (May 14) All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional announced plans to hit the road together during the month of August. Titled the “Summer Ever After” tour, the excursion will kick off on Aug. 3 at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending a couple of weeks traveling across the continent, the trek will conclude its first leg on Aug. 26 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour dates for the second leg of the excursion will reportedly be announced within the next few weeks.

Taking to social media, both bands announced the upcoming co-headlining tour in their own special way.

“This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” posted All Time Low on their official Twitter account.

As for Dashboard, they took a more direct approach with their announcement: “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

As confirmed by Dashboard, singer-songwriter Gnash will be the groups’ direct supporting act. Tickets for the “Summer Ever After” tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time.

Fan club and Citi pre-sales will begin this Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday. All other pre-sales will begin on Thursday, May 17. For more details about the upcoming tour, you can head on over to either All Time Low‘s or Dashboard Confessional‘s websites.

The upcoming tour will be in support of All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. The band’s seventh studio album was released back in June of 2017 and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. This album also marked the group’s first with their new record label, Fueled By Ramen.

Prior to embarking on the “Summer Ever After” tour, All Time Low will play three California dates on the final Vans Warped Tour. After that, they will head out to Chicago to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Much like All Time Low, the upcoming tour will be in support of Dashboard Confessional’s recently released record, Crooked Shadow. Their seventh studio album also marks their first record to be released via their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

For now, the “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.

SUMMER EVER AFTER TOUR DATES (LEG ONE):

Aug. 3 – St. Paul, Minnesota – Myth Live

Aug. 4 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater

Aug. 5 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Aug. 7 – Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre

Aug. 9 – Columbus, Ohio – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 – Cleveland, Ohio – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Aug, 11 – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Musikfest

Aug. 12 – Lewiston, New York – Artpark Amphitheater

Aug, 14 – Toronto, Ontario – Echo Beach

Aug. 15 – Wallingford, Connecticut – Toyota Presents Oakdale

Aug. 17 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 18 – Baltimore, Maryland – MECU Pavilion

Aug. 19 – New York, New York – Pier 17 at South Street Seaport

Aug. 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE – Outdoors

Aug. 24 – Portland, Maine – Maine State Pier

Aug. 25 – Boston, Massachusetts – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Aug. 26 – Asbury Park, New Jersey – Stone Pony Summerstage

Watch All Time Low bring their live show to the small screen in ‘Afterglow’

The last year was a busy one for the guys of All Time Low between nonstop touring, releasing a new album, a wedding, and more, so it’s not that surprising that things have been a little quiet over there. On Wednesday (April 25), the Baltimore-based band sort of returned when they released the live music video for their song, “Afterglow.” Taking to social media the day before the video’s debut, the band posted a message urging their Hustlers (name of their fan club) to log in for a special surprise.

Less than 12 hours after giving the gift to their fan club members first, the music video for the closing track on Last Young Renegade was released to the general public. The four-minute clip has a simple premise;  live shots of the group performing at the Alexandria Palace in London. Though most of the video features the band performing, it also incorporated footage of them behind-the-scenes as well as their fans.

“We released a live video for ‘Afterglow’ last night, shot at Alexandria Palace in London. We let it trickle out through our fan-club first, so if you missed the memo, go check it out now,” the band posted on Twitter. Watch the clip above.

“Afterglow” is featured on All Time Low’s most recent album, Last Young Renegade. The record, the group’s seventh studio album, was released back in June of 2017 and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart selling 33,000 units in its first week.

This summer, All Time Low will continue their nonstop touring schedule with a set at Lollapalooza and a handful of dates on the final Vans Warped Tour.

Watch: All Time Low drop live video for ‘Drugs & Candy’

All Time Low released their seventh album last June, earning them the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart. After being on the road for most of 2017, the group has returned to treat fans to a brand new music video. On Monday (Jan. 29), the Baltimore-based band unleashed their live music video for their latest single, “Drugs & Candy.”

The almost four-minute clip features footage from the band’s travels across the world throughout 2017 as well as footage from their show in Amsterdam. In an interview with Billboard, frontman Alex Gaskarth admits that it was purely coincidental that the name of the song is “Drugs & Candy” and that the performance was shot in Amsterdam.

“A lot of people have pointed out the irony of attaching a song called ‘Drugs & Candy’ to Amsterdam, but that was not the intention,” Gaskarth admits. “A lot of people were like, ‘You realize what you’re doing, right?’ Just a happy accident.”

As it turns out, the real reason behind shooting in Amsterdam had more to do with the fans embracing the Maryland four-piece which eventually led to them selling out the arena.

“The real reason was that it was one of the biggest shows we ever played in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, for whatever reason, has really embraced this band and the shows keep getting bigger and bigger.”

Watch the music video for “Drugs & Candy” above while Gaskarth’s full interview with Billboard can be read here.

“Drugs & Candy” is featured on All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. The record includes a total of five hit singles; “Good Times,” “Nice2KnoU,” “Life of the Party,” “Last Young Renegade” and first single, “Dirty Laundry.”

In support of Last Young Renegade, All Time Low will continue their Young Renegades world tour. Prior to embarking on the second leg of their North American Young Renegades tour, All Time Low will stop in Europe with Creeper to celebrate the anniversary of their hit sophomore album So Wrong, It’s Right. During those shows, the group will perform the album in full.

After wrapping up the short European excursion in March, the band will take a few weeks off before kicking off their North American trek on April 6 at Piere’s in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The complete list of upcoming All Time Low tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW UNITED KINGDOM TOUR DATES:

March 12 – Glasgow, UK – SECC
March 14 – Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
March 15 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena
March 16 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
March 17 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace

ALL TIME LOW NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:

April 6 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
April 7 – Peoria, IL – Limelight Eventplex
April 9 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
April 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks at the Landing
April 11 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm
April 13 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
April 15 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
April 18 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theatre
April 19 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 20 – Reno, NV -Whitney Peak Hotel
April 21 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
May 4 – May 6 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival

All Time Low address social issues with ‘Good Times’

Following several days of posts on social media about something big coming before the end of the week, All Time Low has kept their word. On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the Baltimore-based band unleashed the music video for their current single, “Good Times.” The four-minute-clip which was directed by Patrick Tracy begins with shots from the inside of a high school gymnasium after what appears to be a school dance. Blue and white balloons, blue streamers, a disco ball, and several chairs litter the gymnasium floor as evidence of a good time. The dimly lit shot transitions from the remnants of a fun evening to the everyday struggles of a group of high school students.

The viewer follows the everyday struggle of a group of teenagers who are individually going through different struggles. The viewer watches a girl being bullied by two of her classmates, a boy stuck inside of a house with feuding parents, two same-sex couples, a couple in an interracial relationship where one of their parents is not exactly thrilled by it, and a girl in a hijab getting things throw at her by a group of Confederate flag-totting boys.

While the video does show the struggle that each of the protagonists encounters, it also shows that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is just a high school dance.

“We are so proud of this video, of Pat who helped us bring it to life, the small glimpses into amazing lives we see within, and the beautiful, diverse people it represents,” frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press release. “Always be exactly who you are, and don’t live in fear of someone else’s judgment. Be brave, be bold, and find your happiness in yourself and the ones you love.” Watch the music video for “Good Times” above.

“Good Times” is featured on All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. Last Young Renegade was released back in June and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart selling 33,000 units in its first week.

In support of the album’s release, All Time Low has been touring around the world non-stop. Now that their non-stop touring schedule is coming to an end, the group will perform at a handful of radio station music festival throughout November. Once that mini tour comes to an end, the band will wrap up 2017 with three sold out shows at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey where they will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album So Wrong, It’s Right.

All Time Low celebrates the ‘Good Times’ with final single

All Time Low’s new studio album, Last Young Renegade, is set to hit stores later this week, but that’s not stopping the group from releasing one final song from the impending release. On Wednesday (May 31), the Baltimore-based band unleashed their fifth and final single from the new album, “Good Times.” According to the band’s post on Twitter, this song was not only the first song to be written for the record, but it was also the one that set the whole tone for their seventh studio album.

“‘Good Times’ was the first song written for Last Young Renegade and it set the tone for the entire album,” reads the group’s post on their official Twitter account. Frontman Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat took to their own accounts to talk about the new tune as well.

“Alex sent me a demo of ‘Good Times’ 2 years ago. I called him and said this is the best song you’ve ever written,” wrote Barakat while Gaskarth kept it simple by writing “One of my favs ever.” Listen to “Good Times” here. According to the band, an official lyric video, which will feature fan-submitted artwork, will be released soon.

“Good Times” will join “Nice2KnoU,” “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of all five songs.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour later this year. The “North American Young Renegades” tour will kick off  on June 30 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW SUMMER TOUR DATES:

June 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 01 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 03 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
July 05 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
July 08 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
July 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
July 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 14 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
July 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 16 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
July 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
July 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 26 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
July 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 03 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 04 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues