Slam Dunk Fest unveils second waves of 2020 performers

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The year isn’t even over yet, and we’re already getting bombarded with spring music festival announcements. Great news for our “treat yo’ self” lifestyles, but not for our wallets.

On Wednesday (Oct. 23), the masterminds behind the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Music Festival unleashed the second batch of artists who will take over their stages in late May 2020.

Sum 41 has been tapped to take on the role of headliners alongside previously announced (and hometown boys) Don Broco. Also added to next year’s roster are Billy Talent, The Used, The Story So Far, Basement, Grayscale, and Dream State.

As if that wasn’t enough, the current iteration of the lineup will also feature not one, but two reunion shows thanks to We Are The In Crowd and Your Demise.

And what would a music festival be without any serious hijinks? NOFX’s Punk in Drublic will return once again to the weekend-long event with a little help from their friends.

The new addition to the Slam Dunk Fest lineup comes a month after the first waves of bands were announced for the annual May Bank Holiday event.

The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, Knuckle Punk, Ice Nine Kills, Bayside, Issues, Hands Like Houses, and the newly reunited Motion City Soundtrack were previously confirmed as performers for next year’s event.

Slam Dunk Fest will return to its homes of Temple Newsam in Leeds on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and Hatfield Park in Hatfield on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Tickets for the event are currently available on their website with several options to pick from.

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Issues to head out on headlining fall tour

Last weekend, Issues left fans in a tizzy when they took to social media to tease that they had some major news scheduled to be revealed later that week. “I feel like I wanna announce something on June 21st…#Headspace,” said the post written on the group’s official Twitter page. A couple of days after the initial post was uploaded, the group followed-up that message with one that read: “Don’t know if we can wait until tomorrow. Might have to be today…” with a thinking emoji. As it turns out, the band couldn’t wait the extra 24 hours and confirmed what they had been hinting at for the past three days.

On Tuesday (June 20), the Georgia-based band announced a major tour set to take place during the fall months of 2017. Issues’ 2017 headlining tour will officially kick off on Sept. 24 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and wrap up a month and half later on Nov. 3 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Los Angeles-based band Volumes has been confirmed as Issues’ direct supporting act for the full excursion while the identity of the second supporting act is being kept a secret. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 23, here.

The upcoming tour will be in support of the group’s recently released record, Headspace. The album, their second studio record, was released back in May of 2016 through Rise Records. Headspace was met with generally positive reviews with only a handful of negative outlooks on the group’s sophomore effort. The album went on reach the number 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earn the top spot on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart with a total of 18,000 copies sold in the record’s first week.

For now, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ISSUES’ FALL 2017 TOUR DATES:

September 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
September 25 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
September 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
September 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
September 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 01 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
October 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
October 04 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
October 06 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 08 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 09 – New York City, NY – Playstation Theater
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
October 13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 14 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
October 17 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
October 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 20 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
October 23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
October 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
October 27 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
October 28 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
October 29 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
October 31 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 01 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 03 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Falling in Reverse announces new album, ‘Coming Home’

A month after premiering a brand new song, Falling in Reverse has officially confirmed the release of their fourth studio album. On Friday (Jan. 20), the Nevada-founded band revealed that their new album will be titled Coming Home and is set to be released on April 7 through Epitaph Records. In addition to the new album confirmation, the group also released another new song from the impending album. The new track is titled “Loser” and can be streamed above.

“Loser” will join previously released single and album’s title track, “Coming Home,” on the new record. Pre-orders for Coming Home are currently available on the band’s website where several different bundles are being offered Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of both “Coming Home” and “Loser.”

In support of the album’s release, the band have two major tour scheduled for the beginning of 2017. In November of 2016, Falling in Reverse announced they would join forces with Motionless in White and Issues for “The End is Here” tour. All three groups are currently in the middle of that trek with no show scheduled for tonight, but they will perform at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City tomorrow (Jan. 21).

After wrapping up “The End is Here” tour on Feb. 12 at the House of Blues in San Diego, Falling in Reverse will take a five-day break before embarking on the “Rest in Space” tour with Pierce the Veil and Crown the Empire. That tour will kick off on Feb. 17 at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Oregon and wrap up almost a month later on March 10 at Club XS in Tucson, Arizona. The complete list of tour dates for both “The End is Here” and “Rest in Space” tours can be seen below as well as Coming Home‘s full track list.

THE END IS HERE TOUR DATES:

Jan. 21 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 22 — Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
Jan. 24 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan. 26 — Richmond, VA @ The National
Jan. 27 — New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Jan. 28 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Jan. 29 — Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
Jan. 31 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Feb. 01 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Feb. 02 — Chicago, IL @ Riveria Theatre
Feb. 03 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Feb. 05 — Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
Feb. 06 — Salt Lake City, UT @ the Complex
Feb. 08 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
Feb. 09 — Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 11 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Feb. 12 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

REST IN SPACE TOUR DATES:

Feb. 17 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
Feb. 18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
Feb. 22 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom
Feb. 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Feb. 25 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brian’s Event Centre
Feb. 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Feb. 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mar. 01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Mar. 04 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Mar. 05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Mar. 07 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Mar. 09 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
Mar. 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

COMING HOME TRACK LIST:

1. “Coming Home”
2. “Broken”
3. “Loser”
4. “Fuck You and All Your Friends”
5. “I Hate Everyone”
6. “I’m Bad At Life”
7. “Hanging On”
8. “Superhero”
9. “Straight to Hell”
10. “I Don’t Mind”
11. “The Departure”
12. “Right Now” (bonus)
13. “Paparazzi” (bonus)

Falling in Reverse announces tour with Motionless in White, Issues for 2017

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Following a couple of head scratching cryptic messages on social media, Falling in Reverse has finally confirmed what they’ve had up their sleeves. On Wednesday (Nov. 30), the Las Vegas-founded band announced plans to hit the road as soon as the new year begins. The tour, which has been named the “The End is Here” tour will feature Falling in Reverse sharing a stage with Motionless in White and Issues.

The tour will kick off on Jan. 13 at the Marquee in Tempe, AZ and will wrap up a month later on Feb. 13 at the House of Blues in San Diego. Danger Kids and Dead Girls Academy will reportedly open for the two bands during the month-long excursion. General admission and VIP tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 2 on the tour’s official website here.

The tour announcement comes a couple of weeks after the band took to social media and began to hint at something. In an effort to garner attention, the guys from Falling in Reverse cleared all their social media accounts, unfollowed everyone, and then left several cryptic messages (which are now gone). For now, the complete list of tour dates for “The End is Here” tour can be seen below.

THE END IS HERE TOUR 2017 DATES:

Jan. 13 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

Jan. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Jan. 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

Jan. 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

Jan. 18 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Jan. 19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

Jan. 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

Jan. 22 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium

Jan. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Jan. 26 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Jan. 27 – New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Jan. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Jan. 29 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

Jan. 31 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Feb. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Feb. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

Feb. 3 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Feb. 5 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

Feb. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Feb. 8 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox SoDo

Feb. 9 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Feb. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

Feb. 12 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Issues, Crown the Empire to Join Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

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The annual Monster Energy Outbreak tour has just unveiled the band that will be making their way across the country this spring. On Monday (Han. 25) it was announced that Atlanta’s Issues, Dallas’ Crown the Empire, Long Island’s Night Verses, and Japanese rock band, ONE OK ROCK will be hitting the road for the yearly, month-long trek. The tour will kick off on March 20 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and wrap up on April 18 at the House of Blues in Chicago.

For those interested in the excursion, tickets for the show will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 am local time. In addition to normal, general admission tickets, VIP tickets will also go on sale beginning Friday. For more information about the upcoming tour, head on over here. The complete list of tour dates, and the official tour poster, can be seen below.

MONSTER ENERGY OUTBREAK TOUR DATES:

03/20 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
03/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel
03/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
03/26 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
03/27 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
03/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/29 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
03/31 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
04/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
04/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
04/03 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
04/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/06 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
04/11 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/13 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
04/15 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/17 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/18 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

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Stream Bring Me the Horizon’s “Throne”

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New album? Check.

Upcoming tour dates? Check.

New single? Definite check.

Keeping their promise to fans from a couple of days ago, Bring Me the Horizon has released the music video for their new single, “Throne.” Like BMTH had told fans about their new sound, “Throne” showcases the group leaving the comfort of their metalcore roots for something a little more poppy. Not that we’re complaining about it, the song just confirms what frontman Oli Sykes had said about the new record; the screamer now knows how to sing.

Check out the music video below.

In addition to the music video, which was directed by Sykes, the band has also revealed the track list for That’s the Spirit. The track list, surprisingly, features “Drown,” one of the two songs they released last year.

The complete track list can be seen below.

THAT’S THE SPIRIT TRACK LIST:

1. “Doomed”
2. “Happy Song”
3. “Throne”
4. “True Friends”
5. “Follow You”
6. “What You Need”
7. “Avalanche”
8. “Run”
9. “Drown”
10. “Blasphemy”
11. “Oh No”

That’s the Spirit is set to be released on Sept. 11 through Columbia Records. The British band will then hit the road beginning on Oct. 1 at the House of Blues in Orlando with special guest Issues. Tour dates can be seen here.

Bring Me the Horizon Announce Tour with Issues

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Bring Me the Horizon know how to keep their fans satisfied.

Hot on the heels of announcing the release date and title for their brand new record as well as the news that there will be a new single making its debut tomorrow, the band have now unveiled a list of North American tour dates.

The tour which will feature special guests, Issues, will kick off on Oct. 1 at the Hard Rock in Orlando and wrap up, officially, on Oct. 20 at The Fillmore in Denver. Right after the tour concludes, the band will make their way to Arizona for a radio station event for Arizona rock station, 98 KUPD. After the radio show event, the United Kingdom band will make their way to California for two music festivals.

On Oct. 24, they will be in Sacramento for the Aftershock Festival at Gibson Ranch and then they will head to San Bernardino, CA for Slipknot’s Knotfest on Oct. 25.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

BRING ME THE HORIZON TOUR DATES:

10/01 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock
10/02 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/03 Louisville, KY @ Champions Park (Louder Than Life Fest)
10/05 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/07 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/08 Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
10/09 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/10 Chester, PA @ PPL Park (Rock Allegiance Festival)
10/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/13 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
10/14 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
10/16 Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
10/18 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
10/19 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
10/20 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
10/22 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater (KUPD radio show)
10/24 Sacramento, CA @ Gibson Ranch (Aftershock Festival)
10/25 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater (Knotfest)

Bring Me the Horizon’s new album, That’s the Spirit is set to be released on Sept. 11 through Columbia Records. Their new single “Throne” will make its debut tomorrow on BBC Radio 1, so keep an ear out for that.

All Time Low Announce U.S. Headlining Tour Dates

We originally thought that All Time Low were going to hold off the announcement of their upcoming tour dates with Tonight Alive, State Champs, and Issues, but it looks like the band have gone ahead and given us the full list of tour stops.

You can all start dancing around now.

The U.S. headlining tour will begin on April 15 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA and travel clear across the country before wrapping up in the boys’ hometown of Baltimore at the Pier Six Pavilion on May 24.

Check out the full tour schedule below.

ALL TIME LOW SPRING 2015 HEADLINING TOUR DATES:

4/15 – Lowell, MA – The Tsongas Center
4/16 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
4/17 – West Long Branch, NJ – MAC Center at Monmouth University
4/18 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
4/20 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
4/21 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
4/23 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheater
4/24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
4/25 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
4/27 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
4/28 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
4/29 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
5/01 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
5/02 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
5/03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/04 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
5/05 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
5/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
5/09 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
5/10 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
5/11 – St Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
5/13 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
5/14 – St Louis, MO – The Pageant
5/15 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/17 – Plymouth, MI – Compuware Arena
5/19 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
5/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (Outdoors)
5/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
5/23 – New York, NY – JBL Live at Pier 97
5/24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion

Tickets for those in the band’s Hustlers fan club will be able for purchase beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 14 while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 16.

All Time Low’s new album, Future Hearts will be released on April 7.

All Time Low to Go on Spring North American Headlining Tour

Alternative Press revealed earlier this month that All time Low would be the cover band on January’s issue of the monthly magazine.

In the interview with the band, it was revealed that they will heading out on a massive tour next year with Issues, Tonight Alive, and State Champs.

The article states, “Stateside, they’re also set to play their biggest headlining shows ever this year, starting with a spring tour featuring support from Issues, Tonight Alive, and State Champs.”

The spring tour is just the tip of the iceberg for the Baltimore-based band who revealed last month that they were currently in the studio recording new music with a projected release date of March 2015.

But if that wasn’t enough, they had announced in August they would be headlining several gigs in the United Kingdom with support from You Me At Six, including a show at London’s Wembley Arena which sold out in no time at all. Wembley Arena has a concert capacity of 12,500, so for that venue to sell out without the band releasing new material in years is quite a feat.

The achievement will be chronicle on video; the band had also revealed that the show will be recorded for their new live DVD titled, A Night in London with All Time Low.

No official tour dates have been released yet, but we can assume they will be coming pretty soon.

Watch Full Alternative Press Music Award Performances

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We’ve already given you the winners from last night’s inaugural Alternative Press Music awards, and like we promised we have gone ahead and looked for all the performances that took place and will be putting them up below.

Instead of talking about each of the bands performing, we will let the music speak for itself.

Enjoy.

ALTERNATIVE PRESS MUSIC AWARD PERFORMANCES:

“Luck Be A Lady” and “Fly Me To The Moon” (Frank Sinatra covers)// Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) feat. the Contemporary Youth Orchestra:

“City Of Ocala” and “Right Back At It Again”// A Day to Remember feat. Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow:

“Devil’s Rain,” “Where Eagles Dare,” “Dig Up Her Bones,” and “Die Die My Darling.”// The Misfits feat. Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack:

“A Love Like War”// All Time Low feat. Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil:

Medley of “Dear Maria, Count Me In” Yellowcard’s “Lights and Sounds”, New Found Glory’s “All Down Hill From Here”// All Time Low feat. members from Yellowcard and New Found Glory:

“If You Can’t Hang”// Sleeping with Sirens:

“There Goes the Neighborhood” and “Talk Shit=Get Shot”// Ice T and Body Count:

“See My Tears”// Machine Gun Kelly:

“Guns for Hands”// twenty one pilots:

“Car Radio”// twenty one pilots feat. the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and featuring Issues’ Michael Bohn:

“Gangsta’s Paradise” (Coolio cover)//Falling in Reverse feat. Issues’ Tyler Carter:

“The Phoenix” (Closing performance)// Fall Out Boy: