Circa Survive, Thrice to co-headline fall tour

Thrice and Circa Survive are about to prove why they are two of the hardest working bands in the rock music world. On Tuesday (July 25), the California-based band and the Pennsylvania-founded act announced plans to hit the North American roads for a massive co-headlining tour. The over-a-month-long tour will kick off on Nov. 2 at the City National Civic in San Jose, California and wrap up on Dec. 8 at Myth Live in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The tour itinerary also finds the bands performing two consecutive nights at certain stops. Those location include: the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles; the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey; the Electric Factory in Philadelphia; and the House of Blues in Boston.

Accompanying the two acts on tour will be CHON and Balance and Composure. A special fan club pre-sale is currently underway while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 28, at noon local time. For more information about the tour, tickets, or VIP packages, head on over here.

Earlier this month, Circa Survive announced the release of their sixth studio album, The Amulet. The Amulet is set to be released on Sept. 22 via Hopeless Records with pre-orders for the album are available here. Currently, Circa Survive is on tour with AFI and Citizen.

As for Thrice, the group recently wrapped up their summer tour with the Deftones and Rise Against. Thrice’s last studio album was 2016’s To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, but rumor has it that the group is currently working on a new album. That new material, which has yet to be formally confirmed, will reportedly see a release of 2018.

For now, the complete list of fall tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE / CIRCA SURVIVE FALL TOUR DATES:

Nov. 02 – San Jose, CA – San Jose City National Civic
Nov. 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Nov. 04 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
Nov. 05 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
Nov. 07 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Nov. 08 – Houston, TX – Revention
Nov. 10 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Nov. 11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason
Nov. 14 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 16 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov. 17 – New York City, NY – Terminal 5
Nov. 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Nov. 19 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Nov. 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 26 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 29 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Dec. 01 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Dec. 02 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Dec. 03 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Dec. 05 – Kansas City, KS – Uptown Theater
Dec. 06 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
Dec. 07 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Dec. 08 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live

Circa Survive to release ‘The Amulet’ in the fall

If you’re a Circa Survive fan, then there is a slew of good news heading your way. On Monday (July 10), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to release a brand new album in the fall. The record, the band’s sixth, will be titled The Amulet and is set to be released on Sept. 22. Taking to Twitter, the group announced the new album news. “Excited to announce our new album ‘The Amulet’ will be release on September 22,” the band posted on the social media platform.

In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, the band released the lead single from the impending release; a track titled “Lustration.” Watch the group’s six-minute music video for the new song above. Pre-orders for The Amulet are currently available on Circa’s website here. The Amulet is the follow-up to Circa’s 2014 release Descensus.

In addition to announcing the new album and unveiling the music video for its lead single, Circa has also announced that they have joined the Hopeless Records family. “Welcome Circa Survive to the Hopeless fam!,” Hopeless Records posted on their official Twitter page. Circa Survive will now join Bayside, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, and Sum 41 on Hopeless’ roster.

The Amulet‘s confirmation comes almost a year after frontman Anthony Green held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. During the Q & A session, Green told readers that a new Circa album was on the way, but that they had yet to finalize when it would be released.

A few months back, Circa Survive announced plans to hit the road alongside AFI. The tour will kick off this Friday, July 14, at the Express Live Indoor Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio and wrap up three weeks later on Aug. 5 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

CIRCA SURVIVE / AFI TOUR DATES:
July 14 – Columbus, OH – Express Live Indoor Pavilion
July 15 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
July 18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
July 19 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
July 21 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
July 24 – Oklahoma, OK – Diamond Ballroom
July 25 – Papillion, NE – SumTur Amphitheater
July 27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 1 – San Diego, CA – Car Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug. 2 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Aug. 5 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre

Circa Survive announces ‘On Letting Go’ tenth anniversary tour

A little over a year after hitting the road in support of the tenth anniversary of Juturna, Circa Survive will be hitting the road for another ten-year anniversary. On Tuesday (Oct. 11), the Philadelphia-founded band announced that they will be hitting the road in 2017 to celebrate the tenth year anniversary of their sophomore album, On Letting Go.

“So many moments on that record personified what Circa Survive was starting to become.,” writes frontman Anthony Green on Facebook. “I’m really excited to revisit that with all of the knowledge we’ve been able to pick up since. It was a wild time in my life and it’s kind of an escape for me now to go back to that and celebrate it!”

Turnover and mewithoutYou will hit the road with Circa for the anniversary tour. VIP tickets are currently available while general admission will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. local time.

On Letting Go was released on May 29, 2007 through Equal Vision Records and earned the number 24 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, quite a feat for a band with only one record under their belt. Circa Survive has been a little on the quiet side since the release of their recent record, 2014’s Descensus.

Green, on the other hand, hasn’t. The singer reunited with Saosin earlier this year for the release of their new album, Along the Shadow and just recently wrapped up his solo tour behind his recently released solo record, Pixie Queen. For now, check out the full list of tour stops for the On Letting Go tenth anniversary tour below.

CIRCA SURVIVE’S ON LETTING GO TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

Jan. 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jan. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jan. 14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan. 15 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jan. 18 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Jan. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Jan. 22 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fl @ Revolution
Jan. 23 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Jan. 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Jan. 26 – Norfolk, Va @ The NorVa
Jan. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Jan. 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Feb. 10 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Feb. 12 – Madison, WI @ The Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Feb. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb. 17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Feb. 18 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Feb. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Feb. 21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
Feb. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Feb. 26 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Feb. 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
March 01 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
March 02 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 03 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
March 05 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
March 06 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

Circa Survive Announce ‘Juturna’ Tenth Anniversary Tour

After cryptically teasing that something big was coming in honor of the tenth anniversary of Juturna, Circa Survive have now confirmed what all fans have been hoping for.

As anticipated, the band or more specifically frontman Anthony Green, has revealed that they will be heading out on tour this Fall in honor of the tenth anniversary of their much-loved, debut record.

Green wrote on Facebook:

“This fall we’ll be touring North America celebrating the 10 year anniversary of ‘Juturna’ by performing the record in its entirety. It’s hard to believe this album is ten years old because it still means so much to me. It’s the first chapter in the story of Circa Survive and I owe so much to it. Playing these songs is like reading a message I wrote to myself from the past and I can’t wait celebrate them with new and old fans. – Anthony”

The tour will kick off on Oct. 23 at the Best Buy Theater in New York and wrap up a month later at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ. Heading out on the road with them will be RX Bandits and reportedly one other band that has yet to be revealed. At the present time, that slot is filled by “TBA.”

In addition to the tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of the album that gave us “Act Appalled,” Circa has also revealed that they  will be releasing a special limited edition 3xLP deluxe vinyl reissue of Juturna. The catch is the number of vinyls that will be pressed for the occasion; 2,500. At the moment, the band have pre-orders going on, so if you want one, it might be time to be heading over there to purchase one.

The deluxe vinyl reissue will contain 34 tracks, three different looking records, and will be housed in a triple gate fold jacket with expanded art. For more information, check out the band’s website.

Also, don’t forget to also check out the tour dates for the “Juturna Tenth Anniversary Tour.” VIP tickets for the show are now on sale while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m., local time.

JUTURNA TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

Oct 23 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Oct 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Oct 25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 27 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Oct 28 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Oct 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Oct 31 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 01 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Nov 02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Nov 04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Nov 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov 07 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Nov 08 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
Nov 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Nov 13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
Nov 15 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov 17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 18 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
Nov 19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 21 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 22 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Nov 25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Nov 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

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Listen to Circa Survive Cover Nirvana

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Nirvana made an impact on the music world and no one would deny that, especially the people behind Robotic Empire.

The label previously put out a vinyl of Nirvana covers titled In Utero: In Tribute which according to them sold out when it was released on Record Store Day last year. This Record Store Day, the label will once again be doing the same thing.

This year’s Nirvana compilation will be titled Whatever, Nevermind and will feature bands such as La Dispute, Torche, Touche Amore, and the band whose contribution can be qualified as the first single off the album, Circa Survive.

Circa got the task of covering Nirvana’s “Drain You,” which can be heard below.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Circa guitarist Brendan Ekstrom said the following about getting the chance to cover the iconic band.

“There are different ways to approach covering a band. For us, doing a Nirvana song takes us back to a very raw place that we were in when we were young and just falling in love with music. We didn’t want to say ‘here’s what this song would’ve sounded like if Circa wrote it.’ It was way more fun for us to live in their energy and pay homage to their influence by just rocking the shit out of it and keeping it raw.”

Whatever, Nevermind will be available on April 18 (Record Store Day) while pre-orders of the record are currently available on the label’s website.

Check out the full tracklist below.

WHATEVER NEVERMIND COMPILATION TRACKLIST:

01. Young Widows – Smells Like Teen Spirit
02. Torche – In Bloom
03. Kylesa – Come As You Are
04. Cave In – Breed
05. Boris – Lithium
06. La Dispute – Polly
07. White Reaper – Territorial Pissings
08. Circa Survive – Drain You
09. Touche Amore – Lounge Act
10. Wrong – Stay Away
11. Pygmy Lush – On A Plain
12. Nothing – Something In The Way
13. Thou – Endless, Nameless / Even In His Youth (Bonus Tracks)

Circa Survive Announce New 2015 Tour

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It was only a month ago that Circa Survive were finishing up their last tour of the year with Pianos Become the Teeth and Title Fight.

Now the band have announced they will once again be hitting the road, proving that they might be one of the hardest working bands out there.

Taking to Facebook, the Philadelphia band announced their new tour which will feature special guests, Balance and Composure and CHON.

The tour will begin on March 16 in Raleigh NC at the Lincoln Theater and wrap up almost two months later on May 3 in Stroudsburg, PA at the Sherman Theater.

VIP tickets for the shows are currently on sale.

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This tour, much like the others, is in support of the band’s recently released album, Descensus which was released last November through Sumerian Records.

Last week, the band gifted fans with the cool live footage music video for their latest single, “Child of the Desert.”

Circa Survive Drop Live Footage Video for “Child of the Desert”

Circa Survive are giving their fans a little something to start their weekend off on the right foot; a new music video.

The band have released the music video for a song titled, “Child of the Desert” featured on their recently released album, Descensus.

The video features what looks like slowed down live footage of the band performing the song. With the lighting and the close ups of the band members, it almost makes you feel like you’re actually in a darkly lit club, watching Circa Survive perform this track live.

Don’t believe us? Watch the video below.

Circa Survive released Descensus, their fifth studio record on Nov. 24, 2014 through new record label, Sumerian Records. Circa were also confirmed as one of Coachella’s many performers for this year’s annual event, playing the stage on both Sundays of the festival; April 12 and April 19.

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.

Watch Anthony Green Cover Deftones, Vance Joy

Just a couple of weeks after wrapping up a tour with Circa Survive, Anthony Green headed back out on the road for a couple of days with Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years) and I Can Make a Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), and Elder Brother for a short holiday tour.

During the Boston stop of the tour at the Paradise on Dec. 26, Green treated the audience to not one, but two covers that evening.

The first of the two songs was a cover of the Deftones’ “Diamond Eyes” from 2010’s Diamond Eyes. The second song was Vance Joy’s “Riptide” from his debut record, Dream Your Life Away.

The “Riptide” cover seemed to be a theme during the holiday tour for Green because there’s footage of him covering the song again during the tour’s stop at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on Dec. 30.

Check out the video of both songs being covered in Boston below.

Green will once again hit the road for his four-day stint fronting Saosin once again. Those upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Jan 19 – Santa Ana, CA @The Observatory
Jan 23 – Dallas,TX @ Southside Ballroom
Jan 24 – Austin,TX @ Emo’s
Jan 25 – Houston,TX @ House of Blues

Listen to Anthony Green’s Christmas Tracks

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The holidays are almost on our doorsteps which means that many of our favorite bands have been releasing tracks to celebrate the joyous occasion as a way to give back to those who have supported them. Bayside, Memphis May Fire, and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams are just some who have released holiday tracks in the last week.

Now, we can add Circa Survive frontman, Anthony Green to that growing list. Green, who we are pretty sure never sleeps, release two tracks for Christmas yesterday; “Better Half’ and “Christmas Waltz.”

Both songs are featured on Green’s two-song EP fittingly titled, Winter Songs which is currently available for purchase on his Bandcamp.

Both songs can be streamed below.

As it has been said before, Green probably doesn’t know what vacation is because his first month of 2015 is already filled with tour dates.

First he’ll be going on a five-day tour with Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years) and I Can Make a Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), and Elder Brother beginning, this Friday (Dec. 26).

Then, in mid-January, Green will re-join his former band Saosin for a four-day tour.

See, he never sleeps.