Less than Jake and Pepper to embark on co-headlining tour

Less than Jake has just unveiled massive news for their longtime fans base. On Tuesday (Nov. 15), the Florida-founded ska band announced plans to hit the road in early 2017. The trek will find the Gainesville natives sharing the stage with San Diego’s Pepper for the impending, 30-show tour. The trek will kick off on Jan. 20, 2017 at Gas Monkey in Dallas and wrap up over a month later on Feb. 28 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL. The excursion will be sponsored by Hamburg, Germany-based football club, St. Pauli.

“Less than Jake is the gasoline to our burning blaze of fun,” said Pepper’s Yesod Williams in a press release. “We are so filled with gratitude to be attacking the U.S. with some of the best humans to ever grace the bunks of a tour bus!”

“Touring with Pepper means only one thing, having a great time. Guaranteed,” adds Less than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello. “Both bands bring a summertime energy that will help get through the winter.”

Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., local time. After being available for 12 hours, the pre-sale opportunity will end at 10 p.m, local time. General ticket sales will then begin on Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time. The upcoming trek announcement was revealed a couple of hours after Less than Jake announced that they had joined the Pure Noise Records family. Taking to social media, the band posted that they had a double dose of good news for their fans.

“We’re teaming up with Pure Noise Records to bring you some new LTJ tunes early 2017!,” the band’s Instagram post reads.  “We just received the masters back from the Blasting Room and we’re super happy how everything came out, can’t wait for you to check it out too!” Less than Jake now joins The Story So Far, Senses Fail, Four Year Strong, and State Champs on the California-based record label’s lineup.

At the moment, the band has only teased that the new record is scheduled for an early 2017 release. The untitled record will be the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, See the Light. For now, the complete tour itinerary can be seen below while more information about the upcoming tour can be found on Less than Jake’s website.

LESS THAN JAKE/PEPPER CO-HEADLINING TOUR 2017:

Jan. 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

Jan. 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Jan. 22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Jan. 25 – San Diego, CA @ North Park

Jan. 26 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

Jan. 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

Jan. 28 – San Franciso, CA @ Warfield

Jan. 30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Jan. 31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Feb. 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Feb. 03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Feb. 04 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock

Feb. 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Feb. 07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Feb. 08 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

Feb. 09 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

Feb. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Feb. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

Feb. 12 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Feb. 15 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

Feb. 16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Feb. 17 – New York City, NY @ PlayStation Theater

Feb. 18 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount

Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Feb. 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

Feb. 22 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Feb. 23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Feb. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Feb. 25 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater

Feb. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Feb. 28 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin to Co-Headline Summer Tour

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Disturbed’s spring schedule is already packed with a slew of rock-centric music festivals. Now, it looks like the metal band has no plans in slowing down. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), Disturbed announced via social media that the group will be hitting the road once again this summer. The group’s summer tour will actually be a co-headlining trek with Breaking Benjamin. Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia will support the two rock bands during the summer excursion.

As of now, there is no real information about the tour with the exception of those who will be on it. The official poster for the tour has the name of the artists with “coming soon” at the bottom. Speculation has already begun that the tour will find the groups performing at 24 amphitheaters across the country. The information comes from Breaking Benjamin’s official Facebook page. Venue information as well as additional cities and sale dates for tickets will be announced within the coming weeks. Tickets for the cities listed below will go on sale beginning Friday, Feb. 26, on Live Nation’s website.

DISTURBED /BREAKING BENJAMIN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Albuquerque, NM
Boston, MA
Bristow, VA
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Concord, CA
Dallas, TX
Darien Center, NY
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Gilford, NH
Hartford, CT
Holmdel, NJ
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Pittsburgh, PA
Saratoga, NY
Scranton, PA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Syracuse, NY
Toronto, ON
Virginia Beach, VA
Wantagh, NY

The co-headlining tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released new albums. Breaking Benjamin released their fifth studio album, Dark Before Down, in June of 2015 while Disturbed released their post-hiatus record, Immortalized in August of 2015.

All Time Low and You Me at Six to Invade U.K. for Co-Headlining Gigs

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What happens when you take two of the bigger names in the pop-punk music world and give them a tour?

You would probably get the All Time Low/You Me at Six co-headlining arena tour which is slated to invade the United Kingdom in February 2015.

The massive tour will begin on Monday, February 9 at Cardiff’s Motopoint Arena and will reportedly wrap up on February 14 at The O2 Arena in London. This tour will be the precursor to All Time Low’s sold out show at Wembley Stadium which will be recorded for the band’s second DVD, the follow-up to 2010’s Straight to DVD.

The Wembley Stadium show which has been titled, “A Night in London with All Time Low” is set to take place on March 20.

As for You Me at Six, after having to cancel their first ever headlining tour in North America earlier this year, the band are ready to begin the take over with the rescheduled tour beginning in September. Joining them for their North American invasion will be The Downtown Fiction, Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

Tickets for the U.K. co-headlining tour will go on sale beginning Friday August 29. No word on whether those in the respected fan clubs will get a pre-sale option.

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