Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala to headline Bonnaroo 2020


You asked for an eclectic lineup, and Bonnaroo listened!

On Tuesday (Jan. 7), the masterminds behind one of the biggest music festivals in the United States announced the complete lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the weekend-long event.

Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala are just some of the acts that will take over Bonnaroo 2020 during the second weekend of June.

Fresh off a momentous 2019, Lizzo will be the first-ever female artist to top the bill at Bonnaroo. Not too shabby for the “Truth Hurts” crooner.

Unlike Lizzo, Tool’s appearance at Bonnaroo later this year will mark their return after a 13-year break. The iconic band, who released their long-awaited fifth studio album Fear Inoculum last August, last performed at Bonnaroo in 2007.

As for Tame Impala, the group has been steadily working their way up the echelon of Bonnaroo, starting at the secondary stage in 2016 and now set to perform on the main stage. How about that for a Cinderella story?

But, it’s not all about Lizzo, Tool, and Tame Impala. This year’s lineup includes Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, the Struts, Dashboard Confessional, The Band Camino, Vampire Weekend, Bassnectar, Flume, Run The Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Tenacious D, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, and more.

We did tell you the genres were all over the place.

Bonnaroo 2020 returns to its home of Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, during the weekend of June 11-14.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 9, at noon EST on the festival’s official website.

The full lineup for Bonnaroo 2020 can be seen below.


Dashboard Confessional announces slew of intimate tour dates for 2020

Dashboard Confessional is hitting the road next year to celebrate the act’s China anniversary.

On Monday (Sept. 16), the Florida-founded band announced plans to embark on a spring 2020 tour to honor their 20th anniversary. Dubbed the “Celebrating 20 Years of Dashboard Confessional” tour (yes, we know it’s quite a mouthful), the outing will find the group performing at venues across the United States during February and March.

The month-and-a-half outing will include stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Detroit, and more. The upcoming tour begins on Feb. 4 at the House of Blues in Dallas and concludes on March 28 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The tour will include several two-night engagements, allowing them to perform some of their classic albums in full.

The Get Up Kids and Piebald will join Dashboard Confessional on select dates.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. local time.

To coincide with the upcoming tour announcement, Dashboard Confessional also announced the pending release of their greatest hits album. Titled The Best Ones of the Best Ones (yes, a direct lyric from 2006’s “Stolen”), the compilation is due out Jan. 31, 2020. The record will include some of the group’s biggest hits such as “Screaming Infidelities,” “Hands Down,” “The Swiss Army Romance,” some newer tracks like “Heart Beat Here,” and yes, the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” song “Vindicated.”

The announcements come after the group wiped their social media pages, leaving only a video of frontman Chris Carrabba singing “Screaming Infidelities” circa 2000 and a faux AOL messenger screen with a caption reading “BRB! #DC20.”

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Feb. 4 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
Feb. 5 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
Feb. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
Feb. 8 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
Feb. 11 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park*
Feb. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*
Feb. 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* %
Feb. 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* +
Feb. 18 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
Feb. 19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
Feb. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
Feb. 22 – Denver, CO – Ogden*
Feb. 23 – Kansas City, MO – Truman^
Feb. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^
Feb. 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
Feb. 28 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ %
Feb. 29 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ +
March 3 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews %
March 4 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews +
March 6 – Columbus, OH – Express Live^
March7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ %
March11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ +
March13 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^
March14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ %
March15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ +
March17 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ %
March18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ +
March 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ %
March 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ +
March 26 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues^
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade^
March 28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^

% Performing The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
+ Performing A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Performing a mix of songs from both albums on all other dates

* Support from Piebald
^ Support from The Get Up Kids

Slayer, Blink-182, and Bikini Kill to headline Riot Fest’s massive 15th-anniversary show


Hold onto your mohawks guys, because Riot Fest’s 15th-anniversary show is going to be one for the books. On Wednesday (May 29), festival organizers unveiled the massive lineup for this year’s weekend-long event. Blink-182, the newly reunited Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, and Bloc Party are just some of the bands headlining the show.

Also getting a spot on the large print portion of the festival poster is Slayer. Their appearance at Riot Fest will be the iconic metal band’s final performance in Chicago (and Milwaukee).

Joining the already stacked lineup are Taking Back Sunday, Rancid, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, Dashboard Confessionals, the B-52s, the Starting Line, Streetlight Manifesto, The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, Less than Jake, Anti-Flag, Cursive, Save Ferris, Frank Iero and the Future Violents, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, and a slew more.

As per Riot Fest tradition, many of the bands on the roster will perform some of their albums in full. Those acts include the Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), WEEN (The Mollusk), Bloc Party (Silent Alarm), Taking Back Sunday (Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now), Dashboard Confessional (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most), Against Me! (Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Glassjaw (Worship & Tribute), Senses Fail (Let it Enfold You and From the Depths of Dreams), and AVAIL will reunite to perform Over the James.

Tickets for Riot Fest 2019 are currently available for purchase on the festival’s website. Considering the colossal lineup, it may be wise to get your tickets as soon as possible instead of risking the event selling out.

Riot Fest returns to its home of Douglas Park in Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 13- 15. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Riot Fest’s website.


Watch: Dashboard Confessional prepare for an apocalypse in ‘Just What to Say’

Dashboard Confessional are back with a brand new music video. On Thursday (Nov. 15), the Florida-founded band unleashed the three-and-half-minute clip for their latest single, “Just What to Say.”

The Ryan Hamblin-directed video begins with frontman Chris Carrabba sitting on a bed in what appears to be his bedroom as he strums away at his guitar. Visually getting frustrated by his lack of inspiration, the singer leaves the room and heads to what looks to be the kitchen area. Taking a seat, he places the guitar on the ground and puts on his record player.

After putting the needle to the record, he rises from the chair and heads over to a table where liquid-filled glasses and crumbled pieces of paper litter the top. He spends the rest of the clip walking from room to room, at several points even grabbing the receiver of a telephone as if he was working up the courage to make a very important phone call.

As he turns to face the window, he notices how the sky had changed to a deep red. The television behind him flashes several warnings, declaring that it’s “the end of the world.” In a panic that the word is in fact ending, he decides to make the call, realizing he knows ‘just what to say.’

Watch the music video for “Just What to Say” above.

“Just What to Say” (featuring Against the Current’s Chrissy Costanza) is the closing track on Dashboard Confessional recently released record, Crooked Shadows. The album, the group’s seventh studio effort, was released in February through Fueled By Ramen. The album also includes lead singles “Heart Beat Here” and “We Fight.”

Listen: All Time Low get celebratory in ‘Birthday’


All Time Low just released another new song. Less than a month after dropping their first surprise single, the group has done it again. On Wednesday (June 27), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed a brand new single titled “Birthday.” Instead of dropping cryptic messages on social media like they had previously done for “Everything is Fine,” the four-piece decided to go in another direction.

In a fun marketing twist, the band sent one of their die-hard fans a birthday cake with the words “With Love All Time Low” written in bright blue icing. According to the recipient’s friend, a link to a web address was written on the cake’s accompanying box. After posting the image and the link on social media, fans were quick to follow the link to a nondescript website. The only thing on the page is an audio image and the direct download link for an mp3 file titled “All Time Low-birthday.”

Head on over to the website here and download the new song now.

“Birthday” is the second “surprise” single All Time Low have released within the past month. While fans have now been gifted two news tunes, the band has yet to formally announce whether these two tracks are standalone singles or part of a brand new record.

“Everything is Fine” and “Birthday” are the first set of new tunes from the band since the release of 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

While the quartet is mum on whether fans should expect a new record soon, they have confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this summer.

Beginning in August, All Time Low will join forces with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash for their “Summer Ever After” tour. Earlier this week, the two bands announced the second leg of the tour which will find them performing at venues across the country during the months of September and October.

All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional extend ‘Summer Ever After’ tour

A month after announcing their joint, late-summer tour, All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional have added more stops to the upcoming excursion. On Monday (June 25), the two bands added a handful of extra dates to their forthcoming trek set to take place in late September and early October. The second leg of the “Summer Ever After” will begin in Dashboard Confessional’s hometown of Boca Raton, Florida at the Mizner Park Amphitheater and conclude a couple of weeks later on Oct. 12 in San Francisco at The Masonic.

Just like the first leg of the tour, singer-songwriter Gnash will join the two bands on the newly announced tour stops. Tickets for the just-announced shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 29. Members of All Time Low’s Hustlers fan club will gain access to pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in early May, both bands announced the first leg of the summertime tour. All Time Low took the cryptic path by posting “This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” as their formal announcement.

Unlike their tour mates, Dashboard Confessional kept it simple by posting “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

The upcoming tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released records. Dashboard Confessional released their seventh studio album, Crooked Shadow, earlier this year while All Time Low released their seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade last summer. Earlier this month, the Baltimore-founded four-piece released a brand new song titled “Everything is Fine.” Listen to the brand new song above while the newly added “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.


Sept. 27 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater
Sept. 28 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater
Oct. 06 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 08 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct. 09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 11 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

All Time Low drop surprise new single ‘Everything is Fine’

Following 24 hours of cryptic posts on social media, All Time Low unveiled what they were hiding. On Wednesday (June 13), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed their first new song in an over year. Titled “Everything is Fine,” the new tune sounds like it could easily find a home on either the band’s 2011 release Dirty Work or 2012’s Don’t Panic! Lyrically though, the song sounds like it could be a B-side off their recently released record, Last Young Renegade.

Listen to “Everything is Fine” above.

The new song’s debut comes a day after frontman Alex Gaskarth questioned whether his Twitter followers would be interested in some new music.

“You guys like new music or what?” the musician wrote on the social media platform.

Soon after, every social media account associated with the band and its members posted an image with the words “everything is fine” on it. While fans now know that the cryptic posts were about the new song, the band has yet to elaborate on whether this song will be a one-off single or if it will be part of a brand new album.

All Time Low released their seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, last June making it their first release through their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

Later this summer, the four-piece will embark on the first leg of their Summer Ever After tour with Dashboard Confessional. The tour will begin on Aug. 3 at the Myth Live on St. Paul, Minnesota and conclude a few weeks later on Aug. 26 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Prior to the summertime trek, All Time Low will play three California stops on the final Vans Warped Tour. After that, they will head out to Chicago to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Check out All Time Low’s summertime tour itinerary here.

All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional to live ‘Summer Ever After’

Ready to add another huge tour to your lengthy summertime concert schedule? If not, it’s time to do so. On Monday (May 14) All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional announced plans to hit the road together during the month of August. Titled the “Summer Ever After” tour, the excursion will kick off on Aug. 3 at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending a couple of weeks traveling across the continent, the trek will conclude its first leg on Aug. 26 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour dates for the second leg of the excursion will reportedly be announced within the next few weeks.

Taking to social media, both bands announced the upcoming co-headlining tour in their own special way.

“This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” posted All Time Low on their official Twitter account.

As for Dashboard, they took a more direct approach with their announcement: “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

As confirmed by Dashboard, singer-songwriter Gnash will be the groups’ direct supporting act. Tickets for the “Summer Ever After” tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time.

Fan club and Citi pre-sales will begin this Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday. All other pre-sales will begin on Thursday, May 17. For more details about the upcoming tour, you can head on over to either All Time Low‘s or Dashboard Confessional‘s websites.

The upcoming tour will be in support of All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. The band’s seventh studio album was released back in June of 2017 and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. This album also marked the group’s first with their new record label, Fueled By Ramen.

Prior to embarking on the “Summer Ever After” tour, All Time Low will play three California dates on the final Vans Warped Tour. After that, they will head out to Chicago to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Much like All Time Low, the upcoming tour will be in support of Dashboard Confessional’s recently released record, Crooked Shadow. Their seventh studio album also marks their first record to be released via their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

For now, the “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.


Aug. 3 – St. Paul, Minnesota – Myth Live

Aug. 4 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater

Aug. 5 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Aug. 7 – Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre

Aug. 9 – Columbus, Ohio – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 – Cleveland, Ohio – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Aug, 11 – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Musikfest

Aug. 12 – Lewiston, New York – Artpark Amphitheater

Aug, 14 – Toronto, Ontario – Echo Beach

Aug. 15 – Wallingford, Connecticut – Toyota Presents Oakdale

Aug. 17 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 18 – Baltimore, Maryland – MECU Pavilion

Aug. 19 – New York, New York – Pier 17 at South Street Seaport

Aug. 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE – Outdoors

Aug. 24 – Portland, Maine – Maine State Pier

Aug. 25 – Boston, Massachusetts – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Aug. 26 – Asbury Park, New Jersey – Stone Pony Summerstage

William Ryan Key announces release of debut solo EP

William Ryan Key by Ryan Mendez

WILLIAM RYAN KEY Photo credit: Ryan Mendez

When Yellowcard officially called it quits a year ago, former vocalist William Ryan Key made it known that he wasn’t about to let the breakup keep him from making new music. Since the band’s final show in March of 2017, the musician has been busy putting together his debut album and now it looks like fans should expect it before the month is over.

On Thursday (May 10), Key confirmed the release of his debut, solo album. Titled THIRTEEN, the five-song EP is set to be released on May 25 via The Lone Tree Recordings. The record was co-produced by Arun Bali of Saves the Day at his studio, The Lone Tree Recordings. Pre-orders for THIRTEEN are currently available on Key’s website here.

The record’s first single, “Vultures,” is due out next Friday, May 18. According to Key, it was the first song he wrote for the album and the one he thinks will bridge the sound fans have come to expect from Yellowcard and the sound he is trying to achieve on his solo material.


“‘Vultures’ was the first song written and recorded for Thirteen,” he explains in a press release. “I feel like it is the right song to help fans across the bridge from old to new, as well as introduce people who are new to my music to the sound.”

In support of THIRTEEN’s release, Key will hit the road alongside New Found Glory for their Sick Tour 2018. The tour will officially begin on May 17 at the House of Blue in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and conclude a little over a month later on June 22 at the House of Blues in Dallas. Not only will Key perform his new material, he will also play guitar during New Found Glory’s sets.

“It’s such an amazing opportunity to be able to share my first work as a solo artist with fans on a tour of this magnitude,” Key said about the upcoming tour. “It’s also super special for me that it happens to be with some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing throughout my musical journey.”

Prior to the tour’s kick off, Key and New Found Glory will join fellow Florida-founded act Dashboard Confessional for the “#ParklandStrong: A Concert Benefiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” benefit concert. The show will take place on May 16 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, Florida. Both Dashboard Confessional and Key will perform “intimate acoustic sets” while it New Found Glory will perform a normal, full set.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here while the track listing for THIRTEEN can be found below.


1. “Old Friends”
2. “Vultures”
3. “Form and Figure”
4. “Thirty Days”
5. “Great Unknown”

New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional to headline Parkland benefit concert


While the country, and much of the world, is still reeling from the senseless shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., those in the South Florida community have made it their mission to come together and help those victims any way they can. On Wednesday (Feb. 28), local rock radio station 104.3 The Shark announced how they intend to help the victims of the shooting and it includes the healing power of music. Taking to social media, the radio station and its hosts announced a concert to benefit the Broward Education Foundation Victim’s Fund.

Titled “#ParklandStrong: A Concert Benefiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” the show will bring together several rock musicians who call the southern part of Florida home. Headlining the springtime show will be New Found Glory who not only call the Parkland area home, but are also MSD alums.

In a Twitter post, the band writes: “As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD, so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help and we will help in any way we can. We have decided that in an effort to help raise funds for those impacted by the events at MSD and to honor the victims and heroes, NFG will be playing a benefit show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16.”

Also performing at the benefit will be Dashboard Confessional (who call Boca Raton home) and former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key (who calls Jacksonville home). Both Dashboard Confessional and Key will reportedly perform “intimate acoustic sets” while it appears New Found Glory will perform a normal, full set.

As New Found Glory posted in their open letter to fans, the show will take place on Saturday, May 16, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach. Tickets for the benefit show will go on sale beginning this Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. local time here. Tickets will cost $25 each with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the fund.

The show will be all ages with door opening at 5 p.m. and the show beginning an hour later at six.

Last week, local Fort Lauderdale concert venue Revolution Live held their own concert benefit for the victims of the shooting. Pop star Austin Mahone, DJ-duo Jack and Jack, and 20 others artists performed at the show.