Knuckle Puck Drop New Music Video, Fall Tour Dates

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Knuckle Puck is giving fans a lot of good news for a Monday.

To begin, the Chicago-based band has released the music video for one of the track off of their new album Copacetic, “True Contrite.”

When asked by Billboard, who exclusively premiered the music video earlier in the day, about how the music video was made, guitarist Kevin Maida revealed that it was a painstaking process, but well worth it in the end.

“The making of the ‘True Contrite’ music video was one of the most painstaking, rewarding experiences ever,” said Maida.

“We basically had to shoot two music videos, one with the walls blank, then manually tape all the Polaroids to the wall, and then shoot everything again with all the Polaroids on the wall. It took a long time, but the video came out perfect.”

Check out the group’s “perfect” video for “True Contrite” below.

In addition to the new music video, the band has also announced a month and a half long tour in the Fall in support of Copacetic which was released on July 31 through Rise Records. Heading on the road alongside them will be Seaway, Sorority Noise, and Head North.

“When putting together a lineup for the headline, it was basically a no-brainer to have Seaway on it,” explained Maida about the lineup for the group’s first headlining tour.

“Our first tour ever was with Seaway, so it only seemed right to put some of our greatest friends on our first headline tour. Head North and Sorority Noise are some of our favorite bands both consist of truly genuine people. It’s going to be a great fall.”

The Fall tour will kick off on Oct. 14 at the Hard Luck Bar in Toronto and wrap up on Nov. 21 at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland.

Pre-sales for the tour are currently available on the band’s website. For the complete list of tour dates, scroll down.

KNUCKLE PUCK FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar

Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

Oct. 17 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

Oct. 18 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s

Oct. 19 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

Oct. 21 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater

Oct. 22 – Salt Lake city, UT @ In the Venue

Oct. 24 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Oct. 25 – Portland, OR @ Analog Café

Oct. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Oct. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Oct. 29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Oct. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Monkier Warehouse

Oct. 31 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile

Nov. 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Works

Nov. 3 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall

Nov. 4 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

Nov. 5 – Houston, TX @ Walters

Nov. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)

Nov. 7 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

Nov. 8 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Nov. 10 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s

Nov. 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904

Nov. 12 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street

Nov. 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

Nov. 14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Marlin room)

Nov. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Theatre of the Living Arts

Nov. 17 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangeWorld

Nov. 18 – Boston, MA @ The Royale

Nov. 19- Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting room

Nov. 20 – Pittsburg, PA @ The Altar Bar

Nov. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

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Lydia to “Run Wild” This Fall

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Fresh off their successful tour with The Early November and Restoration, Lydia has announced they will be heading out on their own headlining tour this Fall.

The tour has been named “The Run Wild Tour” and is slated to kick off on Sept. 15 at the Rebel Lounge in the band’s hometown of Phoenix. The trek will then wrap up a little over a month later on Oct. 23 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA.

Heading out on the road with them will be Seahaven, the Technicolors, and Turnover, who will not be performing at all the tour stops.

“The Run Wild Tour” is reportedly in support of the band’s impending new record, the follow-up to 2013’s Devil. As of now, there has been no other information about that new record except that they are aiming for a Fall release.

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

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THE RUN WILD TOUR DATES:

Sept 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Sept 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sept 18 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
Sept 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Sept 20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Sept 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social*
Sept 23 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar*
Sept 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall*
Sept 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Sept 26 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Sept 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Sept 29 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
Oct 1 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre*
Oct 2 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
Oct 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Downstairs
Oct 4 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
Oct 6 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room*
Oct 7 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
Oct 8 – Akron, OH @ Musica*
Oct 9 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft*
Oct 10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 13 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Oct 14 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Oct 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Oct 19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Oct 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Oct 23 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

* Without Turnover

Foo Fighters Cancel Remaining European Tour Dates

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Looks like Dave Grohl’s “little fall” during the Foo Fighters’ show in Sweden last Friday is going to have a major effect on the band’s touring schedule.

In a post on the Foo Fighters website, Grohl wrote a letter to fans catching them up on what has happened since the infamous and widely seen fall as well as some behind the scenes tid-bits that the audience was not privy to.

As it turns out, the fall ended up being more serious than anyone could have anticipated. Thanks to the fall, Grohl dislocated his ankle and ended up snapping a fibula “like an old pair of take out chopsticks.” The injury was so severe, Grohl was flown to London to have surgery on Monday (June 17).

After the surgery, Grohl was advised by doctors that he would need to lay off of touring for a while meaning that as of right now, all European tour dates have been cancelled including their Friday night headlining spot at Glastonbury.

“My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long-term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folk,” Grohl writes in the lengthy post that can completely be read here.

While all the European tour dates have been cancelled, there has yet to be any indication on whether the band’s upcoming United States tour dates will also be affected by the recovery process. The Foo Fighters were/are scheduled to begin touring the United States this summer on the Fourth of July at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium with the tour wrapping up on Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis.

Jimmy Eat World Frontman Announces Solo Tour

UPDATE:

It’s been a few weeks since Jim Adkins announced he would be hitting the road this Summer on an acoustic solo tour, and now the Jimmy Eat World frontman has announced the impending tour dates along with an announcement video.

JIM ADKINS ACOUSTIC SOLO TOUR DATES:

June 28 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
June 29 – The House Café – Dekalb, IL
June 30 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
July 1 – Frankies – Toledo, OH
July 3 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
July 6 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
July 7 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
July 8 – Motorco – Durham, NC
July 9 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
July 11 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
July 12 – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR
July 13 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
July 14 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
July 15 – Codfish Hollow – Maquoketa, IA
July 17 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
July 18 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
July 20 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT
July 21 – Stage 112 – Missoula, MT
July 22 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
July 24 – The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
July 25 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
July 27 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
July 28 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA


A few days after revealing he would be performing a couple of solo shows in June, Jimmy Eat World frontman, Jim Adkins, has revealed that those three shows are just the beginning of his Summer and Fall solo trek.

The singer had previously revealed that he had been working on some solo material during Jimmy Eat World’s downtime, but now it looks like he’s ready to take the solo act on the road.

In a letter to fans which he released earlier in the day, Adkins reveals that after 21 years of following the same cycle with JEW (“write, tour, record, tour, pull our heads together, and then write again”) he had gotten bored and was ready for something new and exciting (no, they are not going on hiatus).

Thanks to a chance opportunity in Berlin while JEW was on tour in Europe, Adkins decided to go on his own and perform a solo show. He found the opportunity to play solo to be “pretty different” and “fun” and decided to extend that further with a tour and like he writes, “2015 seemed like as good as any.”

Adkins reveals that the tour will be just him and a guitar traveling around the country this Summer and Fall. As of now, he hasn’t released any specific tour stop, except for the three tour dates he had previously released earlier this week (June 21: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY; June 22: BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY; June 23: The Space – Hamden, CT).

Read Adkins’ handwritten letter below.

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Yellowcard Unveil New Album Trailer

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With Warped Tour winding down within the next week, some good news has come from one of the bands that was on the traveling rock show all Summer: Yellowcard.

The band that just celebrated the seventh year anniversary of their album, Paper Walls, announced that they will be releasing a new record later this year.

The news of the California band releasing a new album is not new news since they had revealed that a while back, but today, they released a short video announcing the ninth studio album, officially.

The record will be released through Razor & Tie Records. Check out the announcement below.

This new album marks the first studio album that the band will record without Longineu Parsons III. The drummer left the band this past March to pursue other musical interest. Since then, Anberlin drummer, Nate Young was unveiled to be filling the vacancy during the recording of the new album and the full length of the Vans Warped tour.

Along with the news that Parsons had left the group, the band also announced they had left Hopeless Records after three years and three albums and that they had signed a multi-album deal with Razor & Tie. As of now, no title has been given for the upcoming release.

AFI Announce New Tour

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AFI just announced today that they will be heading out on a full North American tour later this year. The tour will start its North American trek on September 12  at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN and go all the way through to November 2 at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC in support of their new album, Burials. The new album is scheduled for an October 22 release date and just last week the band premiered their first single of f the album, “I Hope You Suffer.”

Check out the full tour lit below as well as their single.

TOUR DATES:

9/12-Minneapolis, MN                Varsity Theater

9/13-Detroit, MI                           St. Andrews Hall

9/15-Chicago, IL                           Humboldt Park/Riot Fest

9/16-Cleveland, OH                     House of Blues

9/18-St. Louis, MO                       The Pageant

9/19-Lawrence, KS                      Granada Theater

9/21-Byers, CO                              May Farms, Riot Fest

10/7-Boston, MA                         Royale

10/8-Washington, DC                 9:30 Club

10/13-New York, NY                  Webster Hall

10/11-Philadelphia, PA              Theatre of Living Arts

10/12-Sayreville, NJ                   Starland Ballroom

10/14-Pittsburgh, PA                  Club Zoo

10/15-Cincinnati, OH                  Bogart’s

10/17-Houston, TX                      Warehouse Live

10/18-Austin, TX                          Mohawk

10/20-Tempe, AZ                         Marquee Theatre

10/22-Los Angeles, CA               Henry Fonda Theatre

10/23-San Diego, CA                    House of Blues

10/25-Pomona, CA                       Fox Theater

10/26-Las Vegas, NV                   House of Blues

10/28-Santa Cruz, CA                  The Catalyst

10/29-Reno, NV                            Knitting Factory

10/31-Portland, OR                      Roseland Theatre

11/1-Seattle, WA                            The Showbox at the Market

11/2-Vancouver, BC                     The Commodore Ballroom

‘Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’ Trailer

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Since Once Upon A Time creators announced that they will be creating a spin-off the hit fairy tale inspired television show, fans of the original series, have been a little bit on the fence about how to feel about this new series.

For some, the though of another Alice in Wonderland thing would be a little bit too much, especially since the Mad Hatter would probably not be in the series (Sebastian Stan plays Jefferson in the original series and since his time on the show, he has been gaining movie roles left and right, currently, Captain America 2).

During their Comic-Con panel, creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, released the first official trailer, giving the audience the chance to finally see what the premise of the new series would be. Spoiler, if it wasn’t for some key character names and a few references to Wonderland, you would think it was a completely different show.

Watch the trailer for Once Upon a Time in Wonderland below:

So what do we think Oncers, would you be giving this show a chance? Personally, I’m a little intrigued since it was just announced that Lost star, Naveen Andrew will be playing Aladdin villain, Jafar in the series and Aladdin is my favorite movie.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premieres Thursday, October. 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC.