Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, Lights added to Slam Dunk 2019 lineup

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights are just some of the latest additions to this year’s Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Jan. 29), festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of ten more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

Joining the Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights on the newly released list are Microwave, Tigers Jaw, Wage War, Our Hollow Our Home, Touché Amoré, Wallflower, and Employed to Serve.

“We’re totally giddy to be invited over to Slam Dunk this year,” says Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Klein. “The line-up is insane, so many friends and lovers in one spot, it’ll be a completely gratuitous smile fest.”

“I’m so pumped to be on the Slam Dunk bill for the first time,” says Lights. “Not only am I excited to play with a bunch of great bands, but it’s been over two years since I’ve been back in the UK, so needless to say Slam Dunk can’t come soon enough!”

The newest additions to the Slam Dunk bill will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Real Friends, Cancer Bats, Gallows, Mad Caddies, Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Trophy Eyes, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Milk Teeth, WSTR, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, and Angel Du$t on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will take place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.

SLAM DUNK 2019 FOURTH WAVE:

Plain White T’s
Hellogoodbye
Lights
Microwave
Tigers Jaw
Wage War
Our Hollow Our Home,
Touché Amoré
Wallflower
Employed to Serve

Hellogoodbye return with funky new song, announce new album

It’s been a couple of years since fans have heard anything from the Hellogoodbye camp, but now, it looks like things are about to change. On Friday (Aug. 3), the California-founded band announced the release of their fourth studio album. Title S’Only Natural, the new record is due out Oct. 5 through Old Friends Records. Pre-orders for the forthcoming album are currently available on Hellogoodbye’s website where they are offering several different options.

In addition to the brand new album announcement, the group also unleashed the record’s title track and lead single. Listen to the three-minute, funky-tinged “S’Only Natural” above.

According to the music video’s accompanying description on YouTube, the group also revealed that they will be releasing new music on a weekly basis.

As if the new song, new album, and the promise of new music weekly wasn’t enough, the band also unveiled plans to hit the road throughout the month of October. The upcoming excursion will begin on Oct. 16 at Sonia’s in Cambridge and conclude two weeks later on Oct. 31 at the Voodoo Lounge at House Of Blues in San Diego. Tickets for the fall time tour are currently available for purchase on Hellogoodbye’s website.

S’Only Natural will be the follow-up to Hellogoddbye’s 2013 release, Everything is Debatable. For now, the complete fall time tour itinerary can be seen below.

HELLOGOODBYE FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia’s
Oct. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Oct. 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Oct. 21 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
Oct. 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Oct. 27 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Oct. 28 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 30 – Tustin, CA – Marty’s on Newport
Oct. 31 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Lounge at House of Blues

Motion City Soundtrack Announce ‘Commit This to Memory’ Tenth Anniversary Tour

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Fans of Motion City Soundtrack should have known something was brewing when the band’s official Twitter account tweeted out a message that simply read, “Fact. Commit This to Memory will be 10 years old this coming new year (2015).”

If an upcoming tenth anniversary tour was the first thing to come to mind, then you would have been right because the band have now announced plans to hit the road in early 2015 in support of their sophomore album.

The Commit This to Memory tenth anniversary tour will begin on January 17, 2015 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. After visiting majority of the United States, the tour will then wrap up on February 26 at the House of Blues in Chicago.

If the tour news wasn’t enough, the band have also revealed they will be playing Commit This to Memory in full (time to brush up on “Make Out Kids”)

But that’s not all.

In support of the tour, Motion City Soundtrack have enlisted a list of artists as their opening acts including Hit the Lights, Hawthorne Heights, The Early Novembers, Copeland, Team, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett and Vinnie Caruana.

Check out the legend below to see who will be opening on your tour stop.

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK’S COMMIT THIS TO MEMORY TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

1/17/2015 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

1/18/2015 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ¢

1/19/2015 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ¢

1/21/2015 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s $

1/22/2015 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues $

1/23/2015 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall $

1/24/2015 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ¢

1/26/2015 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore %

1/27/2015 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza %

1/29/2015 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^

1/30/2015 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club %

1/31/2015 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom ^

2/2/2015 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore &

2/3/2015 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven) &

2/4/2015 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom +

2/6/2015 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom +

2/7/2015 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East +

2/8/2015 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *

2/10/2015 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *

2/11/2015 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *

2/12/2015 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues *

2/13/2015 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *

2/14/2015 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *

2/16/2015 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ¶

2/17/2015 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market ¶

2/18/2015 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory ¶

2/20/2105 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ¶

2/21/2015 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre ¶

2/22/2015 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ¶

2/24/2015 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s ¶

2/25/2015 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ¶

2/26/2016 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ¶

with special guests:

¢ Hit The Lights
$ Hawthorne Heights
% Vinnie Caruana
^ Early November
& Copeland
+ Team*
* Hellogoodbye
¶ William Beckett

Relient K Drummer Leaves

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After three members of Relient K dropped off their current tour with HelloGoodbye and William Beckett, now comes word that they have officially lost their drummer, Ethan Luck. Luck posted the following statement about his abrupt departure after only being with the band for five years.

“To all the great fans of Relient K

It saddens me, more than you know, to tell you that I have left Relient K.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 5 years.  You all made me feel like I was in the band longer than I was.  Thank you all for taking the time and spending the money to come to the shows, allowing me to have a job in music.  Thank you for spending time with me after shows, having good conversation or just saying hello.  I am beyond grateful.  I love being on tour so much and I can’t wait to play for you all again.  I’m currently out with Cold War Kids, guitar teching.  Come on out to a show and say hello!  Trust me when I say, I wish this would have turned out differently.  I tried my very best to not have things get to this point.

God Bless You All.

Ethan Luck”

When it was announced that three of the members would not be heading out on tour with them, Luck was one of the three who would not be present. So far, the band have not released a statement about Luck’s departure nor who would be filling in for him on tour.

Relient K to Tour Minus Three Members

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Relient K will be heading off on tour with former The Academy Is… frontman, William Beckett and Hellogoodbye minus three members. The remaining members of the band released the following statement today on their Facebook page:

“To all the amazing fans of RK:

It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.

John Warne, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck.”

The three acts were supposed to start off their touring circuit in Birmingham on April 24 and go all the way through to May 19 in Chicago.

TOUR DATES:

4/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
4/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
4/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
5/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/03 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
5/08 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
5/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
5/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
5/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
5/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues