OneRepublic, Bebe Rexha, Tears for Fears lead SunFest 2019 lineup

The lineup for SunFest 2019 is officially out and it looks like this year is going to follow in the footsteps of past years by showcasing artists from all different musical genres. On Tuesday (Feb. 12), the official lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual South Florida music festival was unveiled. Keith Urban, OneRepublic, G-Eazy, Diplo, Tears for Fears, Earth, Wind & Fire, Papa Roach, and Grammy-nominated Bebe Rexha are just some of the acts who will headline this year’s festivities.

As with past years, this year’s roster does have a little bit for every particular music taste as well as those who are interested in stepping out of their comfort zone. For the older fans in the crowd, the music festival was able to secure legendary acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, The B-52s, and Tears for Fears.

For those who are more into the mainstream, top 20 acts, performers such as G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, OneRepublic, and Diplo will perform on select days. For those who are more into the rock-centric genres, acts like Garbage, Hawthorne Heights, Papa Roach, and Flogging Molly will hit one of the many stages.

SunFest 2019 will return to its longtime home of downtown West Palm Beach from May 2 to May 5. The multi-stage event will return to its home on Flagler Drive right on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website here. Early bird tickets cost $41-$83 with prices increasing on Feb. 23.

The complete artist roster for SunFest 2019 can be seen below while the daily schedule/performance times can be found on SunFest’s website.

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Silverstein announce ‘When Broken is Easily Fixed’ 15th anniversary tour

It’s been 15 years since Silverstein released their debut album, When Broken is Easily Fixed, and now the group is ready to take the album back on the road. On Tuesday (July 31), the Canadian band announced plans to hit the touring circuit to celebrate the record’s crystal anniversary. Taking to social media, the band revealed their upcoming tour itinerary which will find them playing venues throughout the months of November and December across the United States and Canada.

The When Broken is Easily Fixed 15th anniversary tour will begin on Nov. 9 at the Majestic in Detroit and conclude a month and a half later on Dec. 15 in their “hometown” of Toronto, Ontario. Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn, and Capstan have been confirmed as Silverstein’s special guests for the complete excursion. According to the official poster for the upcoming trek, Silverstein will perform two sets; When Broken is Easily Fixed in full and a mix of their greatest hits.

General tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 3 on the band’s website.

Earlier this week, the band posted a cryptic message on social media. The post contained a link and two emojis; a robot head and a broken heart. Fans were quick to connect the dots when they realized the emojis were a direct reference to the album’s cover art while the link was just the album’s title with dot-com added at the end.

When Broken is Easily Fixed was released in May of 2003 through Victory Records. The album was re-released in September of 2004 with a DVD and two bonus tracks (“Friends in Fall River” and “Forever and a Day”). The ten-track album includes “Smashed into Pieces” and “Giving Up.”

Currently, Silverstein is in the midst of wrapping up their time on the final Vans Warped Tour. The group released their ninth studio album, Dead Reflection, last July.

Watch: Hawthorne Heights debut music video for ‘Just Another Ghost’

Earlier this month, Hawthorne Heights surprised fans by announcing that they would be releasing their fifth studio album sometime in the month of April. Accompanying the new album news, the band released their first new song in years; a track titled “Pink Hearts.” On Thursday (March 22), the Ohio-founded group joined forces with Substream to unleash the music video for the album’s official first single, “Just Another Ghost.”

The clip follows a woman as she goes about her life as the camera shots alternate between her being in a dark and cramped night club and being in the middle of an isolated desert. Throughout the clip, the viewer watches as the protagonist is followed by a ghost with a frown on its face. As the woman tries to be happy watching Hawthorne Heights perform — both in the cramped club and in the desert — the ghost is like a permanent black cloud, hovering around her making sure that she is not truly happy.

In the interview that accompanies the music video’s premiere, Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff explains how the choosing the Sonoran Desert (located in the southwest region of the United States) as part of the music video’s location reflects the meaning behind the song.

“[Slab City] also fit[s] the isolated vibe of the video, which is about how at one point you can feel on top of the world, but then the next second you can feel totally alone,” Woodruff explains to the publication.

“Now and then anxiety takes over and like — you have these strange experiences. Your heart beats out of your chest and you feel like you’re alone in the world, or maybe you wish you were alone in the world. Out there in Slab City, it looks like we are nowhere near civilization, and sometimes life feels like that.”

He adds: “The song is about how negativity creeps in and makes you feel bothered by everything because you’re not in the right mindset. You’re struggling.”

Watch the Benny Gagliardi-directed clip above and check out the full interview with Woodruff here.

“Just Another Ghost” will join “Pink Hearts” on Bad Frequencies. Bad Frequencies is set to be released on April 27 through the band’s new home of Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In support of the new record’s release, Hawthorne Heights previously announced tour dates beginning in the spring and concluding in the summer. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Hawthorne Heights return with new album, debut new song

It feels like it’s been years since anyone has heard anything from the Hawthorne Heights camp, but now, things are about to change. On Thursday (March 1), the Ohio-founded band announced the release of Bad Frequencies; their fifth studio album. Bad Frequencies is set to be released on April 27 through the band’s new home of Pure Noise Records which is a surprising move.

Hawthorne Heights have had a rocky relationship at best with record labels which is why when they decided to self-release their last albums, it wasn’t much of a surprise. According to the band, the decision to sign with Pure Noise came after following the label and seeing who they have on their roster and how they approach/treat new music releases.

“We’ve followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign,” the band said in a statement. “We really believe Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we’ve created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake [Round, owner], we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and the label.”

As if announcing a new record, its release date, and a new record label to call home wasn’t enough, the group has also unleashed the new album’s lead single, “Pink Hearts.” If the first line of the song sounds oddly familiar to you, then you would definitely be onto something. “You know you already kill me / You know you kill me well,” is a definite throwback to the group’s breakout song, “Ohio is for Lovers” from 2004’s The Silence In Black And White.

Unlike “Ohio is for Lovers,” which has become a quintessential emo song, “Pink Hearts” sounds a lot more upbeat even though the subject matter may be a little more serious.

“If we try, we can stay young forever, but I’m not sure we actually want to,” frontman JT Woodruff begins to explain about the subject of the new song. “‘Pink Hearts’ is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven’t cut someone too deep.” Listen to “Pink Hearts” above.

Pre-orders for Bad Frequencies are currently available here.

In support of the new record, Hawthorne Heights recently announced a tour which will find them touring across the continent throughout the spring and summer months. The tour will kick off on April 18 in Albany, NY and will conclude two months later on June 30 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hitting the road alongside the band will be Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies, and Heavy Things.

The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Vans Warped Tour reveals 2017 lineup

After months of waiting, the lineup for the 2017 incarnation of the Vans Warped Tour has been announced. On Wednesday (March 22), the annual summertime traveling music festival unleashed its lineup which, as always, was met with a lot of mixed reactions. Some potential attendees have labeled it the “best lineup ever” (excuse us, have you see the lineup from 2004 or 2005 ?) while others have said that it might be the worst lineup ever. No matter what your outlook on the lineup is, we can all agree that there is a little for everyone who may attend.

This year’s lineup will include a combination of older/Warped veteran bands as well as some up-and-coming artists. Goldfinger, Anti-Flag, Hawthorne Heights, Save Ferris, Silverstein, American Authors, Bowling for Soup, Streetlight Manifesto, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, GWAR, Blessthefall, Too Close to Touch, Nevershoutnever, New Year’s Day, Neck Deep, and many, many more are set to hit the road this summer. Tickets for all the show are currently available on the Warped Tour’s website here. The complete lineup for Warped Tour 2017 can be seen below while the complete itinerary for the summer punk-rock summer camp can be seen here.

Sadly, it appears as if there will be one massive change to this year’s tour; free parental tickets will no longer be offered. For the past 21 years, the music festival has provided free tickets for parents who do not trust their kids to go to the show alone, so long as the kid has a purchased ticket. In a press statement, festival organizers revealed that in hopes of going back to their “counter-culture roots” and booking a more “balanced lineup including many legacy acts” they will no longer need to offer free parent tickets; hopefully, the parents would want to come see the acts.

WARPED TOUR 2017 LINEUP:

JOURNEY’S LEFT FOOT STAGE
Attila (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
CKY (6/16-8/6)
Bowling for Soup (6/27-7/2, 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, 7/30)
Futuristic (6/16-6/23, 6/25-8/6)
Hawthorne Heights (6/16-8/6)
Never Shout Never (6/27-7/7)
I Prevail (6/16 – 8/6)
Julie Vera (6/16-8/6)
Watsky (6/17-7/14, 7/16-7/18, 7/20-7/21, 7/23-8/6)
New Years Day (6/16-8/6)
Sammy Adams (6/16-7/28, 8/1-8/6)

JOURNEY’S RIGHT FOOT STAGE
American Authors (6/16-7/19, 7/21-8/6)
Andy Black (6/16-8/6)
Beartooth (6/28-8/6)
Dance Gavin Dance (6/16-8/6)
Goldfinger (6/16-6/17, 8/4-8/6)
Hands Like Houses (6/16-8/6)
Memphis May Fire (6/16-8/6)
Neck Deep (6/16-8/6)
Our Last Night (6/16-8/6)
Streetlight Manifesto (6/24)
Save Ferris (6/21-8/1, 8/5)

MONSTER MUTANT NORTH STAGE
The Acacia Strain (6/16-8/6)
Being as an Ocean (6/16-8/6)
Candiria (6/21-8/6)
Counterparts (6/16-8/6)
Fit for a King (6/16-8/6)
Hatebreed (6/21-8/6)
Silent Planet (6/16-8/6)
Stick to Your Guns (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sylar (6/16-8/6)

MONSTER MUTANT SOUTH STAGE
After the Burial (6/16-8/6)
Blessthefall (6/16-8/6)
Carnifex (6/16-8/6)
Emmure (6/16-8/6)
GWAR (6/16-8/6)
Hundredth (6/16-8/6)
Silverstein (6/16-8/6)
Sworn In (6/16-8/6)
Too Close to Touch (6/16-8/6)

SKULLCANDY STAGE
Alestorm (6/21-8/6)
Bad See Rising (6/16-7/4)
Barb Wire Dolls (6/16-8/6)
Big D and the Kids Table (7/6-7/16)
Microwave (6/16-8/6)
Riverboat Gamblers (7/29 & 7/30)
Sonic Boom Six (6/16-8/6)
Stacked Like Pancakes (7/16-8/6)
Street Dogs (7/6-7/16)
Twilight Creeps (8/4-8/6)
War on Women (6/16-8/6)
The White Noise (6/16-8/6)
William Control (6/16-8/6)

HARD ROCK STAGE
The Adolescents (6/16-8/6)
The Alarm (7/7-7/16, 8/4-8/6)
Anti-Flag (6/27-7/24)
The Ataris (6/16-8/1)
Bad Cop / Bad Cop (6/16-8/6)
The Dickies (6/16-6/22, 6/24 & 6/25)
Doll Skin (6/16-6/25)
Fire From the Gods (6/16-8/6)
Municipal Waste (6/16-7/2, 7/6-8/6)
Sick of It All (6/21-8/6)
Strung Out (6/16-7/11, 8/4-8/6)
Suicide Machines (7/18-7/21)
TSOL (7/22-8/6)
Valient Thorr (6/16-8/6)

FULL SAIL STAGE
Bad Omens (7/4-7/24)
Boston Manor (6/16-8/6)
Carousel Kings (6/16-7/5)
Courage My Love (6/16-8/6)
Creeper (6/16-8/6)
The Fantastic Plastics (6/16-7/2)
Farewell Winters (6/16-8/6)
Feeki (6/16-8/6)
The Gospel Youth (6/16-8/6)
Knocked Loose (6/16-8/6)
Movements (6/16-8/6)
Naked Walrus (6/23 & 6/24)
One Last Shot (7/7-7/10)
Playboy ManBaby (6/22-8/6)
Shattered Sun (7/26-8/6)
Separations (7/6-7/24)
Tillie (7/26-8/6)
Trophy Eyes (6/16-8/6)

Hawthorne Heights to play sophomore album in full during upcoming tour

It hard to believe that it’s been ten years ago since Hawthorne Heights released their sophomore album, If Only You Were Only. For those who grew up during the heyday of the “emo scene,” it was one of the records that was constantly on a loop giving us songs like “Saying Sorry,” “This is Who We Are,” and “Pens and Needles.” Since the record’s release in 2006, the band’s popularity has tapered off, but the group never cared and kept on producing new music.

Last week, the Ohio-founded band announced plans to hit the road in the fall to celebrate the album’s ten-year anniversary. On Wednesday (Aug. 24), the band further confirmed that the upcoming tour will find the band performing the album in full during the 21-day tour. As previously announced, “If Only You Were Lonely Ten-Year Anniversary Tour” is set to begin on Oct. 7 at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH and wrap up less than a month later on Oct. 29 at Big Shots in Valparaiso, IN.

Tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website. For those who are still dedicated Hawthorne Heights fans, the group is offering VIP upgrades for most shows. For more information about the VIP packages, tour dates, and other Hawthorne Heights-centric things, head on over to the band’s website here while the complete list of stop can be seen below.

IF ONLY YOU WERE LONELY TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

Oct. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Oct. 8 – Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ
Oct. 9 – Millville, NJ @ Cumberland County Fairgrounds @ Pinelands Music Festival
Oct. 10 – Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
Oct. 11 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Oct. 12 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Oct. 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Limes Live
Oct. 14 – Ocala, FL @ Colosseum Nightclub
Oct. 15 – Margate, FL @ O’Malleys Sports Bar
Oct. 16 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Oct. 18 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
Oct. 19 – Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
Oct. 20 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Various Venues @ So What?! Music Festival
Oct. 23 – Little Rock, AK @ Revolution Music Room
Oct. 24 – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
Oct. 25 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
Oct. 26 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa
Oct. 27 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 Outhouse
Oct. 28 – Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon
Oct. 29 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots

Hawthorne Heights Premiere “The Darkest Times”

It feels like it’s been several years since Hawthorne Heights has released new music and now it looks like the Ohio-based band is looking to change that.

Today (Aug. 26), the four-piece debuted a new song titled “The Darkest Times” from their upcoming EP, Hurt. The song, at first listen, sounds like it would have fit right in on their debut record, The Silence in Black and White. For those who grew up during the heyday of “emo” music (like us), it feels like a nice trip to those days when we used to look like pandas with our overly done eyeliner and multi-colored hair.

Listen to “The Darkest Times” below.

Back in January, the band had teased that there was a lot of good news for fans coming up within the new year. Sadly, within the same post, they revealed that longtime guitarist and backing vocalist, Micah Carli had left the group. Six month prior to Carli’s departure, longtime drummer Eron Bucciarelli also left the band.

Hurt is the final chapter of the group’s EP trilogy which included 2011’s Hate and 2012’s Hope. Hurt is set to be released on Sept. 18. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website with several different bundles to pick from.

This past summer, the band hit the road alongside Sleepwave and Extinction A.D. for From Autumn to Ashes reunion tour. As we all know, From Autumn To Ashes left the tour due to a “personal emergency” while Hawthorn Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction A.D. continued on the trek.

From Autumn to Ashes Drop Off Reunion Tour

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Right in the middle of their reunion tour, From Autumn to Ashes have announced that due to a personal emergency, the group have dropped off of their own reunion tour.

In a statement, the band revealed the disheartening news, but did go on to encourage the fans who bought tickets to still go to the upcoming shows and support the other bands that are on the bill (Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction AD). They also promised to make it up which is always a good thing.

Check out the band’s statement below.

“Unfortunately, due to a personal emergency beyond our control, we will not be able to play our upcoming west coast shows with our friends in Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction AD, nor will we be doing the NYC date with Emery and Fashion Week. We apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out to see these shows. We’ll be making up shows as soon as we can. Thank you all so much for your continued support, we are incredibly grateful to every one of you for sticking by us throughout the years. We’ll keep you updated on when the make-up shows will be. As always, thanks for everything…we’ll see you soon!”

From Autumn to Ashes announced their return from six-year hiatus late last year. The news was soon followed by the news that they would be one of the several bands reuniting at this year’s Skate and Surf Festival alongside Thrice, Acceptance, and Poison the Well.

From Autumn to Ashes Announce First Post-Hiatus Tour

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After announcing they would be reuniting late last year, From Autumn to Ashes will be taking their reunion on the road for a Summer tour.

The band, who will be one of the many reuniting at this year’s Skate and Surf Fest in New Jersey, will be heading out on a month-long tour beginning on June 18 at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA.

Heading out on tour with them will be Sleepwave, Extinction A.D., and Hawthorne Heights.

The complete list of tour stops, as well as the poster for it, can be seen below.

FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES SUMMER TOUR DATES:

6/18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/19 – Montebello, QC @ Amnesia Rockfest**
6/20 – Kitchener, ON @ Wax
6/21 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/23 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
6/24 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
6/26 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
6/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^^
7/10 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
7/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
7/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
7/15 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
7/17 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
7/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

**No Support
^^ No Hawthorne Heights

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From Autumn to Ashes had announced plans to go on an indefinite hiatus back in 2008 right before releasing their last release, Live at Looney Tunes. Now, it looks like their return will be permanent and even have a pre-Skate and Surf Fest show scheduled for May 15 at Revolution Music Hall in Amityville.

If you plan on going to that show, we might advise that you check to see if there are any tickets available because the place has a maximum capacity of like 250 people and they went on sale back in March.

Hawthorne Heights Down a Member

Hawthorne Heights will be joining Motion City Soundtrack on their Commit this to Memory tenth anniversary tour, but before the band could embark on the joys of touring, they first had to say good-bye to a significant member of the group.

Taking to Facebook earlier in the day, the Ohio-based band revealed that longtime guitarist and backing vocalist, Micah Carli had decided to leave the band and pursue a “personal venture.” The post is very light on the subject of Carli’s departure, deciding to spend more time on all the good things coming fans’ way this year including new music and more touring; everything showing that they are “more committed than ever to you [the fans].”

This departure comes over six months after another founding member of the band, drummer Eron Bucciarelli, decided to leave the band.

Check out their post below.

“BUSY TIMES AND BUSY LIVES AHEAD in the land of HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS. While we are very eager and energized by all of the touring and new music we are creating for the FUTURE of Hawthorne Heights, we must say goodbye to a significant portion of our past. We would like to wish Micah the absolute best as he takes leave from Hawthorne Heights in pursuit of other personal ventures. TO OUR FANS, PLEASE KNOW THAT WHILE WE ARE SAD TO SEE HIM GO, WE ARE MORE COMMITTED THAN EVER TO YOU.

We are excited for THE STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BONE TOUR, our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TSIBAW CANADIAN TOUR, wonderful upcoming shows with good friends MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, and the various shows we have planned in between our time in the recording studio. We absolutely cannot wait for you to hear our new recorded music. We are working feverishly to finish up our 3rd EP in the HATE, HOPE, ____ series, a new full length, and our first ever series of cover songs. 2015 is going to be a busy year for Hawthorne Heights, and our fans. For being with us for the last 10 years, you deserve the absolute best…and we will work our hardest to give you everything we can. We hope to see you at the shows…and as alway, come say hello at the merch table. We will always be around.

Love JT, Matt, Mark, and Poppy.”

Hawthorne Heights’ last studio album was 2013’s Zero which will mean that the released of this three-part series would be the first set of new tracks in two years.