Mayday Parade announces ‘A Lesson in Romantics’ anniversary tour

Mayday Parade’s 2017 is already shaping to be a full one for the band. On Monday (Dec. 5), the Florida-founded band announced plans to hit the road in early 2017 to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their debut studio album, A Lesson in Romantics. The tour which has simply been named the “A Lesson in Romantics Tenth Anniversary Tour” will kick off on March 23 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and wrap up two and a half months later on May 26 in their home state of Florida at the House of Blues in Orlando.  The tour schedule will also include their show at So What?! Music Festival in late March.

Hitting the road alongside the five-piece for the full trek will be Knuckle Puck and Milestones.

“We are stoked to celebrate our tenth anniversary of our debut record, A Lesson in Romantics,” the band wrote on their official Facebook page. “We want to reminisce on the memory with our fans. Especially with those who have been with us for so many years. In celebration, we are announcing our A Lesson in Romantics tour with Knuckle Puck and Milestones. We would like to invite you all to share in the experience with us. We will be launching a two-and-a-half month-long tour of U.S. and Canada. Hope to see you there.”

VIP tickets are currently available on the band’s website while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. local time.

A Lesson in Romantics was released in July of 2007 and features hits like “Jaime All Over,” “Black Cat,” “Miserable at Best,” and “Jersey.” Earlier this year, Mayday Parade embarked on another anniversary tour, this time celebrating the anniversary of their Tales Told by Dead Friends EP. In 2015, the band released a retrospective documentary titled Three Cheers for Ten Years which chronicled the history of the band and followed them as they embarked on a new chapter for the band.

For now, check out the complete list of tour stops for the “A Lesson in Romantics tenth anniversary tour.”

A LESSON IN ROMANTICS TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

Mar 23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Mar 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 25 – Dallas, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
Mar 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Mar 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
Mar 29 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Mar 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel
Apr 1 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Apr 2 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Apr 4 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Apr 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
Apr 7 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Apr 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Apr 11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Apr 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Apr 15 – Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
Apr 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Apr 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
Apr 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr 22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues**
Apr 23 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Apr 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Apr 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Apr 27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Spring Fling Festival
Apr 30 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
May 2 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
May 3 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*
May 5 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 6 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
May 7 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 9 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall**
May 11 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount*
May 12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom**
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
May 14 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
May 16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
May 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 18 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom*
May 19 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
May 23 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm*
May 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
May 25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
May 26 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

*Newly added A Lesson in Romantics  tour dates

**Sold out show

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Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

Stream Seaway’s New Album ‘Colour Blind’

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Seaway are currently on tour with Knuckle Puck, Sorority Noise, and Head North in support of their upcoming new album Colour Blind. Now, the Canadian band are giving fans the chance to stream the new album a couple of days ahead of its release on Friday, Oct. 23. The complete record can be streamed below.

For those who are digging the record and would like to pre-order it, pre-orders for Colour Blind are still available on Seaway’s website. Colour Blind will officially be released this Friday through Pure Noise Records. Like it was stated before, the group is currently on tour in support of the album. The tour began last week and is currently ongoing. The up-to-date tour stops can be seen below.

Tonight, they don’t have a show, but tomorrow they will perform at the Marquis Theater in Denver.

KNUCKLE PUCK FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

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

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

Knuckle Puck Premiere “Pretense”

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With their debut album set to be released in a couple of weeks, Knuckle Puck have return with the third single off of the impending album, a track titled “Pretense.”

Instead of premiering the song themselves, like they did with the first two singles, the Illinois group decided to get a little help from their friends from across the pond at RockSound.

Check out the new song below.

“Pretense” will join previously released tracks “Disdain” and “True Contrite” on Copacetic. Copacetic is slated to hit stores on July 31 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently ongoing on their website.

In support of the new album, Knuckle Puck is currently in the middle of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. If you haven’t seen them, then you should, just keep an eye on their Instagram page because they like to post dummy-proof photos of where they’re merchandise tent is every stop. It’s kind of funny.

Knuckle Puck Show Us Their “Disdain”

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A week after announcing the release of their full-length debut, Knuckle Puck have now released the music video for one of the track off the record, “Disdain.”

While talking to Alternative Press guitarist Kevin Maida had nothing but good things to say about director Max Moore and how his attention to detail worked well for the band.

“Filming with Max Moore for ‘Disdain’ was truly incredible. His attention to detail and range of creativity worked very well with us. We could not be more excited to finally show people what the next chapter of our band will sound like with the new album.”

Check out the music video below.

“Disdain” will be featured on Copacetic which is set to be released on July 31 through Rise Records. In support of the impending release, the Illinois band will be performing on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer.

Knuckle Puck Announce Debut Album

Knuckle Puck announced last week they were putting their complete discography up for grabs at Bandcamp for free with the only catch being fans would need to download the music before today (June 11).

Turns out they had a good reason for giving fans that deadline of today; they had some big news to share.

The Illinois band have announced that they will officially be releasing their debut album this Summer.

The record will be titled Copacetic and is slated to hit stores on July 31 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the record will begin will begin next Friday, June 19, the same day they will release a brand new song from the full-length.

For now, check out the cover art and track list for the impending released below.

COPACETIC TRACKLISTING:

1. “Wall to Wall (Depreciation)”
2. “Disdain”
3. “Poison Pen Letter”
4. “Swing”
5. “Ponder”
6. “Evergreen”
7. “True Contrite”
8. “Stationary”
9. “In Your Crosshairs”
10. “Pretense”
11. “Untitled”

Knuckle Puck will be hitting the road this Summer as one of the many bands on this year’s trek of the Vans Warped Tour.

Knuckle Puck Giving Away Complete Discography

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It’s not even Christmas and the guys from Knuckle Puck are giving their fans a massive gift to be grateful for.

The Illinois-based band announced last night on all their social media accounts that they would be giving away their complete discography for free on Bandcamp.

The catch? The deadline.

For those interested in obtaining all the EPs the band have produced since their inception, the files need to be downloaded before Thursday, June 11.

Not too much of a big deal since the weekend is right around the corner.

Check out their announcement directly from Facebook below.

The free music announcement comes a couple of months after the band revealed they had finished recording their full-length debut record. No official release date has been given for the impending album besides that it will be released through Rise Records.

But don’t count on them being lazy and sitting around until the record hits stores. They just wrapped up a tour alongside The Maine, Real Friends, and the Technicolors (“The American Candy Tour”) last month and are slated to begin the two-month summer trek that is the 2015 Vans Warped Tour in a couple of weeks.

Maybe we’ll get a title and release date for the new album during Warped?

The Maine Show Appreciation for the “English Girls”

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The Maine gave fans big news last month when they announced that they not only had a new album coming out sometime in 2015 titled American Candy, but that they would also be taking to the road in support of said album in the Spring alongside Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors.

Now, the band have given those dedicated fans the chance to stream the first single off of their fifth studio album; a track titled “English Girls.”

Check out the lyric video for “English Girls” below, directly from the band.

American Candy is set to be released on March 31 independently in partnership with their management team, 8123. The band did the same thing in 2013 when they released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween.

Pre-orders for the upcoming record are currently available on both the band’s website and iTunes.

Fearless Records Unveil ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6’ Track List, Album Art

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Fearless Records is returning with the newest installation of their popular Punk Goes… collection. This time, the record label will be gifting us with Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6.

In addition to giving us the full name of the new Punk Goes…album, the label has also given us the album art, the release date, and most importantly, the tracklist of which artists will be covering which pop songs.

This new volume will include august Burns Red, We Came as Romans, Set It Off, State Champs and several more. Track making the cut this time include Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and even Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun.”

Check out the album art and track list below and let’s wonder how Palisades are going to be able to make people stand “Happy” after the zillionth time we heard it on the radio.

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PUNK GOES POP VOLUME 6 TRACKLIST:

1. Tyler Carter / Luke Holland – “Ain’t It Fun”
2. August Burns Red – “Wrecking Ball”
3. We Came As Romans – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
4. Upon A Burning Body & Ice T – “Turn Down For What”
5. Set It Off – “Problem”
6. Crown The Empire – “Burn”
7. Oceans Ate Alaska – “Drunk In Love”
8. Youth In Revolt – “Royals”
9. Volumes – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
10. Knuckle Puck – “Chocolate”
11. Slaves – “Sweater Weather”
12. State Champs – “Stay The Night”
13. Palisades – “Happy”

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 will be released on Nov. 17.

Check out the official announcement from YouTuber, Jarrod Alonge.