flor announces ‘come out. you’re hiding’ tour for early 2018

After spending much of the year on the road, flor has announced that they will be back at it again in 2018. On Monday (Nov. 13), the Los Angeles-based band revealed plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018. The “come out. you’re hiding” tour will kick off on Feb. 2, 2018 at The Crocodile in Seattle and conclude a month later on March 3 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Indie-pop group Handsome Ghost has been announced as flor’s supporting act for the full excursion.

Pre-sales for the tour are currently available on the band’s website while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 18.

flor’s 2017 has been filled with a slew of performances including some stage time at several big name music festivals during the summer such as Lollapalooza, Philadelphia’s Made in America, and New York’s Meadows Music & Arts Festival. In addition to their music festival performances, the Fueled by Ramen band recently wrapped up their fall 2017 tour with Atlas Genius.

Before the year comes to an end, flor will join Paramore in Florida for two makeup gigs. Back in September, Paramore’s “Tour Two” was supposed to kick off in Florida, but Hurricane Irma forced the Tennessee-founded band to reschedule two of the three shows. As promised, the Fueled by Ramen bands will head south at the beginning of December for those two shows.

For now, flor’s complete tour itinerary can be seen below.

PARAMORE TOUR feat. flor
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts +
Dec. 6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater +

flor’s “come out. you’re hiding” 2018 tour dates:

Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Feb. 3 – Portland, OR – Oregon Holocene
Feb. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Feb. 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Feb. 8 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Feb. 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Feb. 11 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Feb. 13 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli
Feb. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
Feb. – 17 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Feb. 20 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Feb. 21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 22 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Feb. 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Feb. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 27 – Austin, TX  Stubb’s Jr.
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
March 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
March 3 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

All Time Low releases new song, sign with Fueled By Ramen

Over the past week, the guys from All Time Low had been posting cryptic, short clips on social media. When the random clips began to be shared across all the band’s social media platforms, fans knew that something was brewing, but they just weren’t sure what it meant. Now, after days of waiting, the four-piece has unveiled what all the messages meant. On Friday (Feb. 17), the Baltimore-based band released a brand new song; their first in almost two years. The new track, the first since 2015’s Future Hearts, is titled “Dirty Laundry” and can be streamed above.

Prior to the Friday morning reveal, frontman Alex Gaskarth sat down with Alternative Press to discuss the direction of the new song. According to Gaskarth, “Dirty Laundry” is supposed to be like a reset button on the band’s sound. He compares it to 2012’s Don’t Panic in that regard saying that they want to change their sound a bit and keep pushing the envelope.

“When we put out Don’t Panic, we hit the reset button on the band, and we started looking at Don’t Panic as if it was our first record out of the gate as a more realized version of All Time Low,” Gaskarth explains to the publication.

“Then [there was] Future Hearts, and that felt like we started pushing the envelope forward and trying to expand the sound and grow. ‘Dirty Laundry’ is a continuation of that. It’s taking the idea from the last album and continuing to push it forward and explore new things.” To read Gaskarth’s full interview, head on over to Alternative Press‘ website here.

As if releasing a brand new, different sounding song wasn’t enough to satisfy fans, the band also announced that they had left their longtime home of Hopeless Records for Fueled By Ramen. Every album, with the except of their debut and Dirty Work, has been released through Hopeless Records. Int hat same interview, Garskath reveals that when they were first starting, they actually performed for the Fueled by Ramen.

“It’s pretty crazy, actually, because the first label we ever showcased for was Fueled By Ramen when they were down in Florida, so signing with them now was 10 or 11 years in the making,” continues the singer. “What we’re really grateful [for] is they’re such a good family. We’ve always loved Fueled By Ramen, we’ve always been fans of the bands on the label.”

By joining the Fueled by Ramen family, all Time Low will be in good company counting bands like Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, 3OH!3, Young the Giant, and more as family members.

ONE OK ROCK joins Fueled by Ramen lineup

The guys from ONE OK ROCK have already made a name for themselves in their home country of Japan, so what is a band to do once they’ve conquered the music scene in their home country? Easy. sign with a record label in the United States and try to conquer that music scene too. On Monday (Sept. 12), it was announced that the Japanese band has officially signed with Fueled by Ramen.

In addition to signing with the Florida-founded record label, it was also confirmed that they will be releasing their first English-language album in early 2017. While the name of the record and the official release date have not been announced, FBR has confirmed that the lead single from the album will be titled “Taking Off” and is set to premiere on Friday, Sept. 16.

“I’m proud to welcome ONE OK ROCK to the Fueled By Ramen family,” Fueled By Ramen president, Mike Easterlin, said in a press release. “Their monumental rise in Japan has been thrilling to watch and we look forward to launching the next chapter of their career here in the US and around the globe.”

Prior to signing with Fueled by Ramen, ONE OK ROCK had toured with several bands including All Time Low, Sleeping with Sirens, and Issues. By joining the Fueled by Ramen family, the group will be in good company counting bands like Panic! at the Disco, Paramore, 3OH!3, The Front Bottoms, and Young the Giant as fellow label mates.

The Front Bottoms Get Touristy in “Summer Shandy” Music Video

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With the release of their new album right around the corner, The Front Bottoms have returned, releasing another song from their impending new record, Back on Top.

The music video is for the track “Summer Shandy,” which comes at a fitting time since summer is about to wrap and their album will be released at the tail-end of the season.

The music video for the song is more like a 15-minute movie following the group as they explore Fairbanks, AK doing touristy things like taking a dip in some hot springs, checking out Santa Claus Village, hanging with some sled dogs, watching the Aurora Borealis (very much like the photo above) as well as meeting some local natives for some dancing and wilderness lessons. Now, who’s ready to get on a plane and visit Alaska?

Anyway, check out the music video or shall we say the movie for “Summer Shandy.”

“Summer Shandy” joins previously released tracks, “Cough it Out,” “HELP,” and “West Virginia” on Back on Top which is scheduled to be released next Friday, Sept. 18, through Fueled By Ramen. In support of the release of the album, the New Jersey band will be heading out on a North American tour this fall as well as an European tour at the beginning of 2016.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

VersaEmerge Dropped by Fueled By Ramen

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In news that might not be all that shocking, it seems that Fueled by Ramen has dropped VersaEmerge from their artist roster. While no official word has been given as to why the duo have been dropped from the record label, many can attribute that it was due to the fact that they have continually been delaying the released of their sophomore album, Another Atmosphere.

The band were originally scheduled to head out on the Vans Warped Tour this year, but decided that it would be in the best interest of the label and them, to just bow out to concentrate on working on the new album. The album, though has apparently been in production for well over a year. In May, the band released a statement about why they were dropping off the yearly festival tour, but reassuring their fans that they were not breaking up and that they were working on new material, “for real this time.”

”We’re very sorry to say that we are canceling our appearance on this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour. This was not an easy decision and we sincerely apologize to the Vans Warped Tour and to anyone who planned to see us this summer. We are still going through some important changes that would be unjustifiable and inexcusable to rush.

Do not fear! We are not splitting up. We’ve been working hard towards an exciting and much needed reorganization. It has taken quite a long time to solidify what direction we want to go in and  but have we finally figured that out.  We’re challenging ourselves daily with self-producing A LOT of new material. So look forward to some new songs… Very very soon. (FOR REAL THIS TIME)

We know that we haven’t made any major announcements in these past few months, and we cannot thank you enough for hanging in there with us throughout this vast period of silence.

We hear you guys!

We will be releasing some more information in the weeks to come concerning future plans and new music…”

As of right now, neither the record label or the band themselves have released a statement on the matter, but it looks like Fueled by Ramen are taking the steps to put them in the alumni category.

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