A Static Lullaby to Reunite After Three-Year Hiatus

A Static Lullaby may have called it a day a couple of years ago (three years to be exact), but now, the band has confirmed plans to reunite. On Monday (Dec. 28), the group announced their slight reunion with a handful of shows in early 2016. The four shows will take place at different venues in the band’s home state of California and will feature them performing their debut album …And Don’t Forget to Breathe, in its entirety.

The first two …And Don’t Forget to Breathe shows are scheduled to take place in late February. On Feb. 26, the band will perform at the Soda Bar in San Diego while on Feb. 27, they will hit the stage at The Glasshouse in Pomona. After a month off, the band will finish the shows in late March. On March 25, they will perform at Orangevale’s The Boardwalk and on March 26, they will wrap it all up with a show at San Francisco’s Social Hall SF.

Check out the official poster for the shows below and don’t forget to refresh your minds with the lyrics for “The Shooting Star That Destroyed Us.”

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A Static Lullaby announced their official disbandment back in 2012. Longtime guitarist/co-founder Dan Arnold was the first to announce the news of the separation in early 2012. A couple of days later, the group confirmed the news and even announced that their last show together would take place in Indonesia July 7, 2012.

A Static Lullaby’s final album before the hiatus was 2008’s Rattlesnake!

Watch Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley Return to the Stage

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It’s been over a year since Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley was admitted to the hospital for kidney and liver failure due to all the years of alcohol abuse and it looks like the time as well as the assistance from some unlikely friends, has helped the singer recover. 

During the weekend, Whibley and his side band, Deryck Whibley and the Happiness Machines, played two shows in California; a kind of welcome back. Thanks to several audience members, footage from the Santa Ana show have already been posted online showing a less frail Whibley on the stage, singing some of Sum 41’s biggest songs.

Check out several videos from the group’s show at The Observatory at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. 

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Late last week, former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way revealed on Instagram that he had been asked to join Whibley and the rest of the group, during the three shows in California.

As for the Sum 41 camp, the Canadian band will reportedly make their “comeback” later this month when they take the stage at the second annual Alternative Press Music Awards in Cleveland. 

Green Day Perform Secret Hometown Show

Ever since the announcement that they would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Green Day seemed to come out of hiding.

Last month we found the California band being inducted into the Hall of Fame and soon after revealed they were in the middle of working on a brand new album.

Now, the group are giving back to the community that helped shape them.

During the weekend, the band revisited 924 Gilman Street, a Bay Arena punk venue that they used to perform at until they inked a deal with Reprise back in the 90s and were banned from performing there again.

In 2012, Mike Avilez, a representative for the venue, told SF Weekly that they weren’t ruling out the possibility of Green Day returning to the small venue.

“We’d have to have a meeting on it and vote – but I’d be for it,” he said and three years later, it looks like they came to an agreement.

The venue, who like to stick to their non-sell out performers, allowed them back in after all this time (we’re not counting 2001’s sneak attack performance) for a good cause.

The show was to help raise money for two local independent publishing houses, AK Press and 1984 Publishing, whose shared warehouse caught fire back in March. The event was to help raise money for not only the publishing companies, but for those whose homes also burned down due to the fire.

Though the band’s set list, which can be seen below, consisted mostly of songs from Dookie and American Idiot, they did sneak in some goodies from their pre-major label days as well as a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” featuring fellow Berkeley boy and Operation Ivy guitarist, Tim Armstrong.

Check out the set list and some video of the show below.

GREEN DAY’S 924 GILMAN STREET SET LIST (05/17/15):

“99 Revolutions”
“Know Your Enemy”
“Holiday”
“Welcome To Paradise”
“2000 Light Years Away”
“Private Ale”
“Christie Road”
“Paper Lanterns”
“Stuart And The Ave”
“She”
“Going To Pasalacqua”
“Burnout”
“Longview”
“Basket Case”
“When I Come Around”
“Are We The Waiting”
“St. Jimmy”
“Knowledge (Operation Ivy Cover)”
“American Idiot”
“Jesus Of Suburbia”
“Minority”

A Day to Remember Unveil Full Self Help 2015 Line-Up

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With just over a week until A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival, the band have released a flyer with the complete list of performers slated to take the stage in California next weekend.

The official flyer with the complete line-up can be seen below.

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Like the flyers says, the second annual (we hope it’s going to be an annual thing) will be returning to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA next Saturday (March 7). Tickets are still available for those liking the line-up and thinking about heading there next week.

Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up

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Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.

A Day to Remember Unveil Self Help Fest 2015 Line-Up

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A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival will once again be returning to California in 2015 after the success of the inaugural festival earlier this year.

The band have revealed that next year’s line up will include Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Falling in Reverse, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, White Chapel, Real Friends, Stick to Your guns, PVRIS, The Amity Affliction, and more that have yet to be announced.

Self Help will once again return to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA on March 7, 2015.

For those who are digging the line-up so far and want to get a head start with purchasing their tickets now, VIP tickets are currently available. Discounted general admission tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24 and will end on Dec. 31.

Check out the flyer for the festival including the line-up below.

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Saosin to Head Out on Mini-Tour with Anthony Green

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Fans of Saosin, it looks like the reunion featuring former frontman Anthony Green was not just a one shot deal, because it was announced today that the original line-up will be heading out on a mini-tour.

The news of that the Circa Survive frontman would be returning to his former band broke a few months back when Skate and Surf Festival organizers revealed that Saosin would be performing with Green on vocals. For those wanting to see the original line-up, but couldn’t find a way to get to Asbury Park, NJ for the two-day festival seemed to be out of luck, but their wished just might have been answered.

All morning, there had been a rumors on the internet that the original line-up would be taking to the touring circuit with Green in tow. Green confirmed the mini-tour this afternoon when he posted on his Instagram a four-day tour schedule beginning with Skate and Surf on May 17.

For now, the other three dates on the posted schedule are all taking place in California (one in Pomona, one in Los Angeles and one in San Diego), but where else would you have a mini-tour than in your own home state?

The mini-tour and return of the original line-up comes almost eleven years after the release of their breakout EP, Translating the Name.

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Coldplay to Perform Six Intimate Shows Worldwide

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Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories isn’t due to be released for another month, but the band have already revealed plans to perform six intimate shows in support of the new tracks. 

The album, which came as a surprise to fans and casual listeners alike when the news broke, is due to be released on May 19. The six shows however, are six intimate show around the world, two which will be in the United States. 

On May 5, the band will play New York’s The Beacon which has a total of 2,900 seats and has seen many famous faces since its opening in 1929. The mother U.S. date will coincide with the album’s release. On the album’s release date the band will perform at the Royce Theater on the UCLA campus which features 1,800 seats and was also opened in 1929. as for tickets, no details have been revealed when the will go on sale. 

The other four intimate show dates will take place in Cologne, Germany on April 25, Paris on May 28, Tokyo on June 12 and their hometown of London on July 1 at the Royal Albert Hall. As for those ticket sales, the Germany show will go on sale on Saturday, April 19.

As for the rest of the dates, a spokesperson for promoter Live Nation said that information on tickets for the remaining five shows will be emailed exclusively to subscribers to the Coldplay mailing list which you can easily join on their website, Coldplay.com.

Coachella Unveils Weekend One Set Times

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Are you one of the thousands of people who will be heading to Indio, CA this weekend for the first weekend of Coachella?

Well, if you are and even if you aren’t, festival organizers have revealed the full set times for each of the acts that will be taking the stage during the first weekend of the two weekend long events.

This year’s event which will feature Outkast, The Repalcements, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Lorde, Foster the People, The Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris and many more. Today, the event organizers also revealed that Julian Casablancas and the Pixies have been added to the large line-up.

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As for what times the artists will be performing during the second weekend of the festival, according to the official Coachella Twitter, that information will be released sometime next week. For those unfortunate people who won’t be making it to the festivities, the show will be fully streamed on YouTube during the first weekend and through AXS TV during the second weekend.

Brand New to Perform Four Full Album Shows

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Ladies and gents and fans of Brand New, it has now been confirmed that the band will in fact be going back on tour but before you start making your way to those ticket buying site, you might want to know that as of now, it’s just four dates.

In a statement released by the band which can be read below, they explain that due to having such a good time during their stint on Riot Fest, they have decided to grace four different venues with full album performances just in times for Christmas. They explain that they will be performing two shows on the east coast and two shows on the west coast; sorry middle America (their words, not ours).

Anyways, check out the full message below from Jesse Lacey and company and maybe you should be looking into airplane tickets aside from show tickets.

To our fans and friends,

The recent shows we played around and including the Riot Fests in Colorado and Chicago were such a great time for us and we wanted to thank you all for the response, once again, to our erratic and spontaneous show scheduling. We had so much fun. So much, in fact, that we all decided we would like to do a few more shows before the end of the year.  And since we have been working on some new material, we decided that it would be fun to try to go back and play all of our previous material. 

That’s right, all of it. 

So we have booked 4 shows,  2 on the east coast and 2 on the west (sorry middle America), and we will play two complete albums each night. Since we want to cover everything, we are going to try to include all B-sides relating to each album as well on their corresponding nights. 

The shows will be December 9th and 10th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, December 20th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, and December 21st at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This should be a pretty fun venture, and we hope you guys will join us for the fun. 

Today at 12pm Eastern, and then Pacific time a ticket pre-sale will go live on Ducatking. General tickets will go on sale this Thursday.

We hope you are all well, and we will see you soon.

 – Jesse, Vin, Garrett, and Brian.