Soundwave 2015 Reveal “Rocking” Line-Up

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Soundwave Festival have just unveiled the line-up for the 2015 installation of the festival and it might just be one for the history books.

Earlier in the day, the Australian festival revealed that it will become a two-day festival with half the bands performing on one day and the other half on the second day in order to “minimize clashes, give bands longer set, better staging production [and] infrastructure” as well as “give fans better value for money and a less stressful day.”

FAITH No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Slash and Fall Out Boy are just some that are set to headline the festival. Also on the bill, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, Incubus, Ministry, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Fear Factory, New Found Glory, Area 7, Tonight Alive, Escape the Fate, Lagwagon, All Time Low, Of Mice and Men, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Godflesh, Crown the Empire and more were announced with reportedly more bands to be revealed in the near future.
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The list of venues for the traveling show will feature Bonython Park in Adelaide on February 21 and 22, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on February 21 and 22, Olympic Park in Sydney on February 28 and March 1 and Brisbane Showgrounds on February 28 and March 1. Sadly, the show will not be making a pit stop in Perth due to bad ticket sales in that area.

Tickets for the two-day festival will cost $188, plus booking fees. Tickers will go on sale this Friday (August 22) to Soundwave members, while general ticket sales will begin on Friday, August 29.

Listen to the ‘American Idiot’ Tribute Album Stream

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Green Day’s American Idiot officially turns ten this year, alongside many of the album that helped some of us get through those awkward, difficult and often time depressing high school days. In honor of the album’s anniversary, Kerrang! revealed plans to have a tribute album released featuring artists such as You Me At Six, New Politics, 5 Seconds of Summer and many more covering the tracks from the hit album.

The full stream can be heard below as well as which band covered which song from the amazing 2004 record. The stream also features two bonus tracks, a cover of “Welcome to Paradise” and “Basket Case.” Kind of upset “Longview” wasn’t included, but beggars can’t be chooser, we assume.

AMERICAN IDIOT TRIBUTE ALBUM:

1. American Idiot – 5 Seconds Of Summer
2. Jesus Of Suburbia – Rise To Remain
3. Holiday – The Blackout
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Neck Deep
5. Are We The Waiting – You Me At Six
6. St. Jimmy – Bowling For Soup
7. Give Me Novacaine – Escape The Fate
8. She’s A Rebel – Falling In Reverse
9. Extraordinary Girl – Frank Iero
10. Letterbomb – LostAlone
11. Wake Me Up When September Ends – The Defiled
12. Homecoming – Lonely The Brave
13. Whatsername – New Politics
Bonus tracks
14. Welcome To Paradise – State Champs
15. Basket Case – The Swellers

Escape the Fate Vocalist Issues Cancellation Statement

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After being put in the hot seat earlier this week by Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman, Escape the Fate have finally released a statement as to why they have pulled out of their tour with Chiodos as well as the upcoming European edition of the Vans Warped Tour.

In case you do not know the back story, Escape the Fate decided to alert Lyman that they would have to pull out of their Warped Tour engagement due to frontman Craig Mabbitt, wanting to be present when his longtime girlfriend gave birth to their second child. Lyman took to Twitter to call out the band for only giving them three days warning about what they were planning on doing. Lyman went so far as to threatening to reveal the real reason for the departure, but the next day had writers remorse and took down the tweets and apologized to his followers for sinking so low. As for Escape the Fate, Mabbitt’s statement can be read below.

“Dear fans of Escape The Fate:

As many of you know, we had to cancel our upcoming European Warped tour And European headlining dates with Chiodos. This was not a decision we took lightly nor wished to make. The fact is that Escape The Fate has had a number of challenges recently – with Monte and Michael, with those in whose trust we previously placed our business and with our families. But all of these challenges are currently being overcome so Escape The Fate can continue to be a band for many years to come – and to be the best band we can be so this never happens again.

It is true that there were many factors that contributed to our inability to do the tour but after it became clear that my girlfriend was facing continued complications with the birth of our son, I had to make the decision to be with her. I’m still at the hospital as I write this, and am happy to report we now have a healthy baby boy!

Nothing is more important to us than our fans and we intend to make it up to all of you. 2013 has been a difficult year for us, but we are confident that we are now poised to make 2014 the best year we’ve ever had. Your support is so appreciated and means more than you can ever know.

Craig”

Warped Tour Founder Calls Out Escape the Fate

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Escape the Fate might have buried the hatchet with Falling in Reverse, but it seems that the band have waged a new war against someone who they shouldn’t have gone up against; Vans Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman.

Last night, the band announced that they would be dropping of their upcoming tour with Chiodos which also meant that they would be backing out of the European edition of the Vans Warped Tour. According to the statement made by the band, which can be read below, the band decided to back out of both tours because frontman, Craig Mabbitt has decided to stay with his girlfriend for the birth of their second child.

“The members of Escape The Fate regret that they will be unable to carry out their touring plans for Europe, including the European run of The Vans Warped Tour UK and dates with Chiodos. Vocalist, Craig Mabbitt’s longtime girlfriend was due to have their second child prior to the band’s European run. She is now overdue and Mabbitt can not travel, as he needs to be home, by her side for the birth. The band sends their sincerest apologies to The Warped Tour, Chiodos and especially their European fan contingent and hopes to get to Europe in 2014 to the cities they are missing.”

Of course, Lyman spoke out about the last-minute departure of the band and decided to take matters into his own hands by calling out Escape the Fate on Twitter giving them a public ultimatum to come clean about the reasoning behind leaving, or that he would reveal all.

A few of Lyman’s tweets and responses to others below.

“@escapethefate pulling out of the Europe shows has nothing to do with having a baby, tell the truth it will set U free. Shame on u 4 lying.”

Since the news surface, Lyman has taken down the post from his social media account, but this morning he wrote the following about the situation. He also elaborated that the band had only given him a 3 day warning letting him know that they would have to pull out of the tour.
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Now the question is, why did Escape the Fate decided to leave the European Vans Warped Tour? Do you believe them and their excuse that Mabbitt decided to stay with his girlfriend?

Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse ‘Bury the Hatchet’

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After years of being at war with each other, Falling in Reverse and Escape the Fate have finally decided to bury the long-going hatchet that they had for several years.

Last night, some talk started on the web that Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse would be announcing something big today. Evidence of an olive branch continued when the frontman of each band, Craig Mabbitt on behalf of Escape the Fate and Ronnie Radke on behalf of Falling in Reverse, tweeted the same thing; a simple #burythehatchet.

In an exclusive interview with Alternative Press, both Mabbitt and Radke explained how they decided to set their differences aside, especially Radke who had been fired from the band back in mid-2008 following a prison sentence when he did not report to his parole officer after being put on probation. Of course this led to him forming Falling Reverse.

In honor of burying the hatchet, they decided to name their upcoming tour just that, The Bury the Hatchet tour. Tickets will go on sale, fittingly, on Halloween.

Check out the video of the Alternative Press interview below as well as the official tour dates.

BURY THE HATCHET TOUR – Falling In Reverse & Escape The Fate
Jan-15-2014 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
Jan-16-2014 San Diego, CA – Soma
Jan-17-2014 Phoenix, AZ – Marquis
Jan-18-2014 Las Vegas, NV- HOB
Jan-20-2014 Dallas, TX  – HOB
Jan-21-2014 Houston, TX – HOB
Jan-22-2014 San Antonio, TX – Backstage
Jan-24-2014 Tampa, FL – Jannus
Jan-25-2014 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Jan-26-2014 Orlando, FL – HOB
Jan-27-2014 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Jan-28-2014 Norfolk, VA – Norva
Jan-29-2014 Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
Jan-30-2014 New York, NY – Best Buy
Feb-01-2014 Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb-02-2014 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Feb-04-2014 Detroit MI – Royal Oak
Feb-05-2014 Chicago, IL – HOB
Feb-07-2014 Denver, CO – Ogden
Feb-08-2014 SLC, UT – Complex
Feb-10-2014 Seattle, WA – Showbox
Feb-11-2014 Portland, OR – Wonder
Feb-13-2014 San Francisco, CA – Regency
Feb-14-2014 Pomona, CA – Fox