The Maine release emotional video for “Am I Pretty?”


The Maine may be hitting the road this summer for the 2016 incarnation of the Vans Warped Tour, but just to get fans in the mood they’ve released a brand new music video. On Monday (March 28), the Arizona-based band released the music video for their track “Am I Pretty?” The video begins with emotional statements from people about their insecurities. The people’s issues include being overweight, coming out gay, living in cars as a child, being a mother at a young age, and many more.

Alongside the music video, The Maine frontman John O’Callaghan posted a letter to their fans about the song and video. Read O’Callaghan’s message below which is followed by the music video.

“You are beautiful because your eyes are different sizes and your lisp gets in between your tongue and teeth every time you try to say ‘something.’ You are beautiful because the scar under your chin looks like a spider and because you have a massive fear of heights. You are beautiful because there never has been, nor will there every be anyone else on this Earth like you. Because your flaws are like fingerprints and should be embraced just like the free will that resides inside. You are not beautiful because of the symmetry in the little squares on your telephone, you are beautiful because “you” are the only “you” this place will ever know.

-John C. O’Callaghan V.”

“Am I Pretty?” is featured on The Maine’s recently released album, American Candy.

The Maine to Perform America Candy in Full at Select Tour Dates


Wasn’t it just yesterday that the Maine wrapped up their “American Candy North American” tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck?

Well, technically, it’s been only been two months since their last show, but now the Arizona band have announced they will be heading back on the road once again beginning in late August. Instead of doing a straight tour, the group have revealed that there’s going to be two different tours within one; dates that are free shows and dates that they will play American Candy in full.

Thirteen of the upcoming tour dates which is set to take place between August and October, will be free shows while the other eight dates will find the group playing their recently release record in full which appears not to be free.

The tour will being on Aug. 30 at The District At Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV and will wrap up on Oct. 2 at District At Tustin Legacy in Tustin, CA.

Pay careful attention to the tour dates below because the ones in bold are the ‘The Main Presents: American Candy’ tour stops and the rest are the free tour stops.


8/30 – Henderson, NV @ The District At Green Valley Ranch
8/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Club At 50 West
9/1 – Westminster, CO @ Orchard Town Center
9/3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
9/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
9/6 – Westland, MI @ Westland Shopping Center
9/7 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
9/11 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangersWorld
9/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
9/15 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
9/18 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
9/19 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
9/22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/23 – Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Track
9/24 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
9/26 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
9/28 – San Diego, CA @ Quartyard
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
9/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
10/1 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
10/2 – Tustin, CA @ District At Tustin Legacy

The Maine Show Appreciation for the “English Girls”


The Maine gave fans big news last month when they announced that they not only had a new album coming out sometime in 2015 titled American Candy, but that they would also be taking to the road in support of said album in the Spring alongside Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors.

Now, the band have given those dedicated fans the chance to stream the first single off of their fifth studio album; a track titled “English Girls.”

Check out the lyric video for “English Girls” below, directly from the band.

American Candy is set to be released on March 31 independently in partnership with their management team, 8123. The band did the same thing in 2013 when they released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween.

Pre-orders for the upcoming record are currently available on both the band’s website and iTunes.

The Maine to Release New Album, Head Out on Tour


The Maine made two big announcements over the past couple of days that have fans of the Arizona band excited for.

First, the band revealed they will be releasing a brand new album this year titled, American Candy. As of now, there is no official release date for the album, but they have unveiled that it’s due out this Spring.

As for the second piece of new, the band announced today they will be heading out on tour this Spring to coincide with the release of the new album.

The “American Candy Tour” will feature support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors for the little over a month-long tour.

The “American Candy Tour” will begin in The Maine’s hometown of Tempe, AZ on Apr. 3 at The Marquee Theater. The trek will visit many of the usual cities tours stop at across the country with a few days in Canada before wrapping up on May 16 at the Beacham in Orlando.

Pre-sales for the tour, with no fees, will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., local time while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 9.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.


April 3, 2015 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

April 4, 2015 – Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues

April 8, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues

April 10, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

April 11, 2015 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

April 13, 2015 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater

April 14, 2015 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre

April 15, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

April 17, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

April 18, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

April 20, 2015 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

April 21, 2015 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

April 22, 2015 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

April 23, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

April 24, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues

April 26, 2015 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

April 28, 2015 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

April 29, 2015 – Cleveland, OH @ The House of Blues

April 30, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

May 1, 2015 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room

May 2, 2015 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 3, 2015 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

May 5, 2015 – Boston, MA @ The House of Blues

May 7, 2015 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 9, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory

May 10, 2015 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club

May 12, 2015 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

May 13, 2015 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 14, 2015 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

May 15, 2015 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre

May 16, 2015 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

American Candy is the band’s first new album since the Imaginary Numbers EP which was released back in 2013. Last year, they re-released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween with five new tracks.