The Gaslight Anthem announce short ’59 Sound’ tour

Earlier this month, the Gaslight Anthem were confirmed as one of the many artists set to hit the stage at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival, making it their first show since their hiatus announcement in 2015. Now, it looks like the group is ready to hit the touring circuit once again. On Monday (Jan. 29), the New Jersey-founded act announced plans to hit the road beginning in the spring.

Set to kick off in late May, the Gaslight Anthem’s short, ten-day tour will find the group playing their beloved sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, in full during their sets. Sadly, the tour schedule only features four North American stops; their set at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival; a show at the Rivera Theatre in Chicago; a show at Rebel in Toronto; and their kick off show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The rest of the tour stops will take place in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Pre-sales for the upcoming shows will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 30, on The Gaslight Anthem’s website. Those who use the code “59SOUND” will get the chance to obtain tickets before the general public. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Feb. 2.

The band’s plan for the short tour comes almost three years after they decided to go on hiatus. In the summer of 2015, the act surprised fans by announcing their plans to take a break stating that it was in the “best interest of the band.”

“We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record,” the band members wrote in a post to fans. “We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.”

The complete itinerary for the Gaslight Anthem’s ’59 Sound tour can be seen below.


May 27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
July 20 – London UK @ Eventim Apollo
July 23 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
July 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
July 25 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
July 27 – Tilburg, NL @ O13
July 28 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Aug. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Rivera Theatre

Green Day announces North American and European tour dates

With a month left until the release of their much-anticipated 12th studio album, Green Day has given their fans something else to look forward to. On Tuesday (Sept. 6), the California punks announced a North American and European tour. For the North American stops, the trio will perform at intimate venues, while the European dates will find the group performing at arenas and music festivals. The North American leg will kick off on Sept. 20 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO and wrap up a month later on Oct. 20 at the UC Theatre in their hometown of Berkeley, CA.

Following a few months off, the trio will then head across the pond for the European leg of the tour. The European portion will kick off on Jan. 10, 2017 at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy and will come to a close on June 24, 2017 at Germany’s Southside Festival. The Interrupters have been confirmed as Green Day’s supporting act for the entire European excursion.

Pre-sale tickets for Green Day’s Idiot Nation will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin on Friday, Sept. 9 at 9:00 a.m. local time. For more information about ticket sales and the tour, head on over to Green Day’s website. The upcoming tour will be in support of Green Day’s upcoming record, Revolution Radio. Revolution Radio is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Green Day 2016 North American tour dates:

Sept. 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 23 – Toronto, ON @ World Cup of Hockey (Cancelled. Will not be rescheduled)
Sept. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore (Cancelled. To be rescheduled)
Sept. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sept. 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Theater
Sept. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
Oct. 1 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct. 3 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct. 8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Oct. 20 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre

Green Day 2017 European tour dates:

Jan. 10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
Jan. 11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
Jan. 13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
Jan. 14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
Jan. 16 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jan. 18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
Jan. 19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jan. 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
Jan. 27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
Jan. 28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
Jan. 30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
Jan. 31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
Feb. 2 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
Feb. 3 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
Feb. 5 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
Feb. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Feb. 8 – London, UK @ London The O2

June 23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
June 24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

Pre-orders for Revolution Radio are currently available on Green Day’s websiteRevolution Radio will be Green Day’s first album since 2012’s trilogy, ‘Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! Last month, Green Day released the lead single from Revolution Radio, “Bang Bang.” The lyric video for the new track can be seen here.

“Weird Al” Taking the ‘Mandatory Fun’ on the Road


“Weird Al” Yankovic might not be headlining this year’s Super Bowl Halftime (believe us, we tried as hard as we could), but it looks like the funny man will be taking his parody songs on the road. Who needs a stinking football game, right?

Fresh off his appearance on the Monty Python-esque ABC show, Galavant, the musician has revealed he will be heading out on a massive 82-date world tour.

The tour will begin on May 12 with a five-day residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood before moving on to the rest of the tour stops which we’re sure visits pretty much every state in mainland United States as well as some Canadian dates before heading across the pond to Europe to wrap up in early October.

Check out the full schedule of the “Mandatory Fun” Tour.


05/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
05/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
05/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
05/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
05/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
05/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
05/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Hudson Performance Hall
05/22 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/23 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/24 – Robinsonville, MS @ Horseshoe Tunica Bluesville
05/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
05/29 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
05/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
05/31 – Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theatre
06/02 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
06/03 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
06/04 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
06/06 – Ledyard, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
06/07 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball Music Festival
06/08 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
06/11 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
06/12 – Vienna, VA @ Filene Center at Wolf Trap
06/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six PAvilion
06/14 – Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre
06/16 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
06/18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
06/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
06/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
06/21 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
06/23 – Newark, OH @ Midland Theatre
06/24 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
06/26 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars Windsor: The Colosseum
06/27 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
06/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
06/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
07/01 – Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theatre
07/02 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel and Casino: Stir Cove
07/03 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino: Mystic Showroom
07/07 – Bowling Green, KY @ Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
07/08 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Center for the Performing Arts
07/10 – Erie, PA @ Warner Theatre
07/11 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
07/12 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
07/14 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino: Showroom
07/15 – Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
07/17 – Hamilton, ON @ Hamilton Place Theatre
07/18 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
07/19 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/20 – London, ON @ Centennial Hall
07/24 – Halifax, NS @ Casino Nova Scotia: Schooner Showroom
07/25 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick: The Centre
07/26 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
08/04 – New Bedford, MA @ The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
08/05 – Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center
08/07 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
08/08 – Newport News , VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
08/09 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
08/11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk
08/13 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
08/14 – Melbourne, FL @ King Center for the Performing Arts
08/15 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for the Performing Arts
08/16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
08/18 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
08/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
08/20 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
08/21 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
08/23 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
09/01 – Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
09/02 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
09/04 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
09/05 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
09/06 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
09/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/09 – Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
09/11 – Enoch, AB @ River Cree Resort and Casino: The Venue
09/12 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/13 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Resort and Casino: Pend Oreille Pavillion
09/14 – Puyallup, WA @ Washington State Fair
09/18 – Laughlin, NV @ Harrah’s Laughlin: Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheatre
09/24 – Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund
09/25 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
09/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Brattora
09/28 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
09/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
10/01 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/04 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
10/06 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street

New Found Glory Welcome Guest on Stage


New Found Glory are currently across the pond in Europe on the European leg of their current tour. During one of their stops, the band brought on stage a special guest to contribute vocals to their hit song, “My Friends Over You” from 2002’s Stick and Stones.

The special guest on hand was Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams.

For those who don’t know or follow any of the band and band members’ social media accounts, Williams has been hanging out with the band which feature her boyfriend of several years, Chad Gilbert.

Check out the fan shot video of Williams on stage with New Found Glory.

New Found Glory recently released their eighth studio album, Resurrection which was released this past October through Hopeless Records.

Of Mice & Men Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates


Bad news has surfaced for fans of Of Mice & Men who happen to live across the pond. The band have announced that they will be cancelling several shows due to frontman Austin Carlile’s health.

The band have been on a major tour since 2014 began, and it looks like the heavy touring might have caught up with Carlile. Early this morning, OM&M posted an update on all their social media accounts explaining that they have been forced to cancel several of their upcoming European tour dates.

The reason behind the cancellation all stems from Carlile and his “unforseen health issues.”

The cancellation means that their appearances at some European festivals including Pukkelpop and Summer Breeze have been scraped. One festival that will not be OM&M-less; Reading and Leeds.

The festival which is slated to take place next weekend (August 22-24) , will not be missing the California band from their line-up.

Read the band’s statement below and wish Carlile a speeding recovery.

Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we’re unfortunately not going to be able to play the first few festivals of our upcoming tour in Europe while he rests up. This will include our scheduled appearances at Summer Breeze today, Pukkelpop on Friday and Elb-Riot and X-Rockest this weekend. We apologise to our fans in Belgium and Germany who were attending these shows but we will be back soon to make up for this. We are going to be resuming our tour on August 19th in Berlin and all other upcoming shows including Reading and Leeds Festivals are unaffected.

The band’s latest record, Restoring Force was released back in January and reached the number 4 spot on the Billboard 200.

Taking Back Sunday and The Used to Continue Touring Together


Taking Back Sunday and The Used must have liked touring North America together so much that the two bands have decided to once again team up for another tour.
Last week, they announced a joint four-day trip to Australia, but now they have add yet another tour together which will be hitting up Europe and some of Canada.
This news comes on the heels of the Riot Fest announcement which will feature both bands performing at all three incarnations of the anticipated festival, Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, in September. 

Check out the full tour dates, including festival stops, below.

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MAY 16  Zappos Rideshop Series (FREE) – Las Vegas, NV
MAY 25  GARCO at Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
JUN 20  Amnesia Rockfest  – Montebello, QC
JUL 18  Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY
AUG 13-17 Chiemsee Rocks – Übersee, DE
AUG 15-17 Serengeti Festival – Ostwestfalen, DE
AUG 15-17 Highfield Festival  – Leipzig, DE
AUG 17  Merthyr Rock –  Merthyr Tydfil, UK
AUG 21  HQ  –   Adelaide, AU *
AUG 22  Eatons Hill Hotel – Brisbane, AU *
AUG 23  UNSW Roundhouse – Sydney, AU *
AUG 25  170 Russell –  Melbourne, AU *
AUG 30  Bazooka Rocks – Quezon City, PH *

SEP 6-7 RIOT FEST –  Toronto, ON
SEP 7  89X Chill On The Hill  – Detroit, MI
SEP 8  LC Pavilion –  Columbus, OH *
SEP 10  Stage AE –  Pittsburgh, PA *
SEP 12  Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI *
SEP 12-14 RIOT FEST –  Chicago, IL *
SEP 16  The Myth  –  St. Paul, MN*
SEP 17  The District  – Sioux Falls, SD *
SEP 19  KC Live! at the Power & Lights District (FREE) –   Kansas City, MO *
SEP 19-21 RIOT FEST –  Denver, CO *
SEP 21   Shrine Auditorium  – Billings, MT *
SEP 23  Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium –  Idaho Falls, ID *
SEP 25  Showbox SoDo  – Seattle, WA *
SEP 26  Roseland Theater – Portland, OR *
SEP 27  Summer Ends Festival  – Tempe, AZ
SEP 29  MacEwan Hall  – Calgary, AB *
SEP 30  Union Hall –  Edmonton, AB *
OCT 2  Burton Cummings –  Winnipeg, MB *
OCT 3  The Venue –  Fargo, ND *
OCT 4  7 Flags Event Center – Des Moines, IA *
OCT 6  The Pageant –  St. Louis, MO *

Queens of the Stone Age Announce 2014 Tour Dates


Does it seem to some of you that Queens of the Stone Age never sleep? You might be a little right about that because the band have just announced more tour dates.

The new dates were released yesterday and appears to be an extension of last year’s tour in support of their new album, …Like Clockwork. For the tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, Nine Inch Nails will be joining them, so maybe we can finally get a finished version of their highly publicized Grammys’ performance that was not completed.

More tour dates isn’t the only good news coming from the QOTSA’s camp, it was also revealed during an interview with Rolling Stone that they are looking forward to working on some new music in the near future.

The full list of newly released dates can be seen below and don’t forget that they’ll be appearing at Coachella Music Festival and Sasquatch! this spring.

Queens of the Stone Age 2014 Tour Dates:

02/11 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
02/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

03/06 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre ***
03/07 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre ***
03/08 – Newcastle, AU @ Entertainment Center ***
03/11 – Perth, AU @ Arena ***
03/13 – Adelaide, AU @ AEC Arena ***
03/14 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena ***
03/15 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena ***
03/17 – Brisbane, AU @ Entertainment Centre ***
03/19 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena ***
03/20 – Wellington, NZ @ TSB Bank Arena ***
03/22 – Christchurch, NZ @ CBS Canterbury Arena ***

04/11-13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/15 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/18-20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
05/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
05/09 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
05/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
05/14 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
05/16-18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/23-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

05/29-31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/29-06/01 – Bologna, IT @ Rock in Idro
05/30 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio
06/03 – Rome, IT @ Rock in Roma
06/05 – Crans-Pres-Celigny, CH @ Caribana Festival
06/05/08 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/06-09 – Nürburg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/13 – Warsaw, PL @ Warsaw Orange Festival
06/15 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
08/05-08 – Oslo NO @ Oya Festival
08/14-16 – St. Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/15-17 – Grosspoesna, DE @ Highfield Festival
08/22-24 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine

*** = w/ Nine Inch Nails

Pixies to Head Out on UK Tour


With the release of a brand new track last week, the Pixies have announced that they will be heading out on a four-day UK and Ireland tour as part of their “massive world tour.”

If the first thought that came to you was “how are they going to pull this tour together since now they’re down a bassist?” (remember long-time bassist, Kim Deal left the band abruptly a few weeks back). Kim Shattuck, who’s previously played with The Muffs and The Pandoras has been asked to  join the band taking over the vacant spot.

The new line-up will begin at Dublin’s Olympia on November 18, the head on over to Manchester Apollo on November 21, Glasgow’s Barrowland on November 22 and London’s Hammersmith Apollo on November 24.

These new additions bring the total of European tour dates to 17 which will begin on September 29 in Paris. On their website, it announces that the tour “will give them an opportunity to do something they haven’t been able to do in two decades: premiere brand new Pixies songs, the first collection of new material since 1991’s ‘Trompe le Monde.'”

“Along with everyone’s favourites, we’ll be playing songs that we haven’t played in ages or never played live before,” frontman Black Francis, said on the band’s website.

“Songs like ‘Brick Is Red,’ ‘Havalina,’ ‘Tony’s Theme’ and ‘The Sad Punk.’ We’ve probably rehearsed some 80 songs, so we’ll be able to change up the set at the last minute if we feel like it. We’re all really looking forward to this tour.”