Vans Warped Tour launches at sea edition


What’s more fun than getting all your friends together to spend 12 hours in the heat as you watch some of your favorite bands perform 30 minute sets? How about doing the same exact thing, except on a boat in the middle of the ocean during the week of Halloween? On Wednesday (Dec. 7), Vans Warped Tour head-honcho Kevin Lyman announced the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise.

As the name implies, Warped Rewind at Sea takes all the things Warped Tour attendees love about the “punk-rock summer camp” and places them on a cruise ship. The event will be a “special experience for 2,300 Warped fans” which will include personal interactions with some of their favorite musicians.

The cruise, which will take place during the week of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017 will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. During the four nights, the passengers will be treated to multiple performances by 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Cartel, Good Charlotte, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and more to be announced at a later date.

The excursion will also feature DJs and comedians, much like Warped Tour on land, as well as a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

“Packing as much fun into a ship as we do into a parking lot seemed like a great challenge, and Sixthman has given us that opportunity,” said Lyman in a press release. “We are excited to finally bring Warped Tour to the sea and we hope you can join us.”

Tickets for Warped Rewind at Sea are currently available on the event’s website here. Watch the official announcement video below as you start planning how to shove all your black clothes and eyeliner into one huge luggage (spoiler: it’s hard).

Cartel Announce Hometown Christmas Show


Cartel may have wrapped up the tenth anniversary celebration for their breakout record, Chroma earlier this year, but now the band are giving a little something back to their hometown. On Monday (Oct. 19), it was announced that the Atlanta-based band will be finishing off the year with one final show for Christmas.

The Christmas show will be acoustic set and take place on Dec. 23 at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. The show will reportedly feature the band playing songs spanning their entire career, so we do anticipate that some tracks from Chroma will make the setlist.

For those living in Atlanta (or pretty much anywhere if you have a way to get to the show), tickets for the show will go on sale beginning this Thursday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. local time. Since the venue is a smaller, more intimate location, it might be a good idea to get those tickets as soon as they become available.

Cartel to Stop Touring Internationally


If you happen to be a fan of Cartel and live in the United Kingdom (or any other international location), it might be a good idea to see the band now while they are over there, because that might not be happening again any time soon.

For those concerned that the band is breaking up, that’s not the real issue at hand. Like the band explains in a message to fans, it’s “a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world.” And since they aren’t releasing new music, they don’t exactly need to go out on international tours to promote.

Though it comes as a blow for those outside of the United States, the band do promise that they will continue touring nationally.

Read the full post from the Georgia band below.

“A note to our UK fans: we’re incredibly excited for the opportunity to play in the UK again this year, both in London for our Chroma show and at the Slam Dunk Festival shows (which are standard Cartel sets).

We always have a great time in the UK, we love the energy of the fans and it’s always a great hang. We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the band’s last UK shows.

Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, it’s a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we aren’t really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide.

While all this may be a bummer, that’s not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. We’re very grateful and excited that we get another shot at playing for everyone and that we can hang out with our UK fans. All that aside, we hope that you understand and we can’t wait to see you all again!”

Cartel are currently in the middle of their Chroma Tenth Anniversary tour. Tonight they have the night off, but tomorrow night, they are scheduled to perform at GameChangerWorld in Freehold, NJ.

We won’t lie when we say we’re a little upset that the closest they’ll be coming to our hometown is Orlando. Maybe next tour?

Slam Dunk Fest Announce Complete 2015 Line-Up


The United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Festival has now revealed the complete line-up for this year’s festivities.

In the final unveiling, the annual festival revealed that Set it Off, Finch, Cartel, Architects, This Wild Life, and more have been added to its previously announced list.

Check out the flyer for the festival below which includes the new additions as well as acts like Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, and major headliner You Me at Six.


Slam Dunk Festival will once again take place at three different locations including the Leeds Civic Centre, The Forum in Hatfield, and Wolverhampton Civic Centre during the May bank holiday (the weekend of May 23-25).

Tickets are currently available on the festival’s website.

Cartel to Celebrate ‘Chroma’ Tenth Anniversary with Tour


Cartel’s breakout and debut album, Chroma will be turning ten this year, and the band have now confirmed they will be heading out on a “Chroma Tenth Anniversary” tour this Spring.

Last year, the band confirmed they would be performing the 2005 record in full during South By So What? in Grand Prairie, TX,  making some wonder if this might be the beginning of a tour where they would celebrate the anniversary of the album.

During the weekend, the band helped add gasoline to the speculation fire when they tweeted some “Chroma stuff” would announced this week, specifically on Monday at 3 PM (EST).

The tour will officially begin on April 9 in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights and wrap up on May 16 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada. Heading out on the road with them will be TEAM, Driver Friendly, and Hit the Lights for half of the tour dates.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and take a flashback in time with the music video for the lead single from the album, “Honestly.”


3/20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What

4/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
4/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
4/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
4/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
4/18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
4/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/25 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

5/06 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
5/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
5/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
5/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

5/22 – London, UK @ O2 Academy

South By So What? Unleash Second List of Bands


South By So What? have released the second list of artist who will be taking the trip to Texas in late March.

The second unveil of the annual festival which will be turning eight in 2015, recently announced bands such as Atreyu, Chiodos, For Today, Hatebreed, I See Stars, Motionless in White, Superhaven, This Wild Life, and many more.

One of the treats to come from the newly revealed list comes courtesy of Cartel. The Georgia-based band will be performing their debut album, 2005’s Chroma in full during their setThat’s one way to celebrate the tenth anniversary of your break-out record.

Check out the up to date list of artists which includes over 100 bands, and the final list hasn’t even been revealed yet.

New bands announced:

Cartel performing Chroma in its entirety
Conquer Divide
Dear You
Driver Friendly
Fear & Wonder
For The Win
For Today
Hotel Books
Invent, Animate
I See Stars
Jesse Lawson
Motionless In White
Mouth Of The South
Silent Screams
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
This Wild Life

First group of bands:

Black Tongue
Boris The Blade
Enter Shikari
Ghost Atlas
He Is Legend
Mayday Parade
Outline in Color
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Alchemy Index
The Browning
The Maine
The Ongoing Concept
We Came As Romans
Yesterday As Today

South By So What? will take place during the weekend of March 20-22 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets are currently on sale, so maybe it’s time to start buying them.

Glamour Kills Tour Support Acts Revealed


About two weeks back, Florida-based Mayday Parade revealed big news to their fans including a brand new album titled, Monsters In The Closet and that they would be headlining this year’s Glamour Kills Tour. At the end we said that more news was coming as to who else would be featured on the annual tour as soon as the Vans Warped Tour came to an end and today, the rest of the line up was revealed.

Man Overboard, Cartel and Stages & Stereos will be hop on board as supporting acts for the tour. Cartel just finished wrapping up the second leg of New Found Glory’s Sticks and Stones Tour while Man Overboard just finished wrapping up their Summer long trek around the US on Warped Tour.

As for Mayday Parade, they will be heading the tour in support of the new album which is scheduled to be released on October 8, coincidentally just a few days before the official start of the Glamour Kills Tour in Jacksonville,FL. Check out the full tour dates below and don’t forget to head on over to get your tickets here.


Oct 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
Oct 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct 13 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Oct 15 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Oct 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Oct 17 – New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Oct 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Oct 22 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Oct 23 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 24 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Oct 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct 27 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Oct 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Oct 30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Oct 31 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Nov 1 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Nov 4 – Denver, CO @ The Summit
Nov 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Nov 7 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov 8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio
Nov 9 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Nov 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock on the Strip
Nov 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov 19 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 20 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Nov 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater
Nov 27 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Nov 29 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution