Man Overboard to regroup for three reunion shows

Are the guys from Man Overboard ready to return to the music world to defend their beloved pop-punk? Well, if their recent announcement is any kind of hint, then the answer to that question might be maybe. On Thursday (Aug. 2), the New Jersey-founded band confirmed plans to reunite at the end of the year for a couple of reunion shows. Taking to social media, the group posted a minute-long video which begins with the band performing in front of a small audience and concludes with them performing on stage in front of a “significantly” larger crowd at the Vans Warped Tour.

“When we started this band ten years ago, we never thought it would take us the places it did,” reads the band’s accompanying Facebook post. “We traveled the world and created a wealth of memories. We experienced great triumphs and our fair share of setbacks. It’s a journey that shaped who we all are as people today and something we are eternally grateful for.”

In the same post, they reveal that they will perform a total of three shows which will take place at the end of November and beginning of December. The first show will take place on Nov. 30 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York; the second show will take place on Dec. 1 at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia; and the third show will take place on Dec. 2 at The Sinclair in Cambridge.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. local time on the band’s website.

The reunion news comes a week after a Facebook event was created, unintentionally ruining the secret. Though the post was deleted, some fans were quick to take screenshots of the event as evidence that something big was coming from the band.

Man Overboard’s confirmed reunion shows come almost three years after the band formally announced plans for a hiatus. In January of 2016, the group posted a letter to fans where they reflected on their seven years as a group and all the good times they experienced. At the end, they warned fans that they had no plans for the band and that it would probably remain that way for a while.

“Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while,” the 2016 letter reads. “Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”

Man Overboard’s last studio album was 2015’s Heavy Love which was released through Rise Records. For now, the list of upcoming shows can be seen below.


Nov. 30 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
Dec. 02 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Man Overboard Announce Hiatus


Man Overboard’s goal from the beginning has been to always “defend pop-punk.” Sadly, it looks like the “war” has taken a toll on the New Jersey band. On Thursday (Jan. 28), the group revealed that they will be going on hiatus once their upcoming tour dates wrap. Taking to the internet, they broke the news about the break.

In a letter, they write about all the good and random times they’ve had and how the band has become everything they ever hoped it would be. Instead of giving bad details or a real reason for the hiatus, they do inform their followers that their “current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while.” They also urge those reading the post not to read too much into the hiatus and think that there’s something there that really isn’t. Read the band’s complete post below.

“We have spent the last 7+ years tirelessly building Man Overboard into something that we all love and are proud of, from booking our first tours and hand numbered copies of the Hung Up On Nothing EP to touring the world and making albums with producers we never thought we’d meet. We put our hearts and souls into this band because it’s something we believe in. Whether we were being detained in a desolate Russian train station after illegally trying cross the border to the Ukraine or walking off stage after a sold out show, our friendship and love for everything this band has afforded us is what makes us want to be a part of Man Overboard forever.

This band has been and will always be something that we hold close to our hearts, not only because it has transformed and shaped us as people but because of how we know how it has affected other people’s lives, be it in a large or small way. Joe Strummer said “Without people you’re nothing” and we know that the support of our friends, families and fans helped guide us to where we are today.

Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while. Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This Spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”


Man Overboard released their recent album, Heavy Love, back in June of 2015 through Rise Records.

My Top Five Acts to Check Out on Vans Warped Tour 2015

With the 2015 Vans Warped Tour beginning today in Ponoma, CA, the long list of artists taking the medley of stages might be a little daunting for first timers and even some who are proud veterans; take it from someone who has been going to the punk rock festival for the past decade.

It might seem like every publication might do the same “top five/ten acts to check out,” and we’re going to do that as well, but with our personal connections as to why we’re excited to see them.



Silverstein’s sophomore album, Discovering the Waterfront, turned ten this year, so they went on a massive tour that saw the Canadian band go all over the United States, Canada, and even across the pond to Europe to celebrate the momentous occasion. For someone who grew up right smack in the middle of the “emo era,” title track “Discovering the Waterfront” still makes me tear up while the album, as a whole, can still be played from front to back with me singing along to every single line.

Sadly, like some of the acts that are on my personal list, I have lost touch with them, but DTW and Arrivals and Departures are still albums I listen to today.

After seeing them this past February for the anniversary tour (frontman Shane Told’s vocals/screams sounded just like the album and the band were on point), it made me once again fall in love with them and their sound. With their recently released brand new album, it will be nice to see if I could once again relive my crazy hair colored teenage years, but ten years later with the brand new album. Plus, it would be cool to be in the front screaming along with every song because I couldn’t get anywhere near them earlier this year.

New Album: I Am Alive in Everything I Touch (May 19 // Rise Records)



Senses Fail fell right in line with all the other bands that I qualify as my favorites (My Chemical Romance, The Used, etc.). I honestly got into them after hearing the remixed version of “Bite to Break Skin” on the Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack and loved “Rum is for Drinking Not for Burning.” I immediately went out and got their From the Depths of Dreams EP at Best Buy, had my friend burn me a copy of Let it Enfold You from her brother’s stash, and bought Still Searching when it came out.

After Still Searching, my interest in them kind of went away which sucked since I was so into the first three records and even made it my mission to see them at the last Warped Tour they played (2012). Now, with their new album which sounds a lot heavier than the other material, I’m actually excited for it. I didn’t give Renacer a chance, but I’m starting to think it might be time to revisit their discography and give chances to the albums I snubbed.

P.S.: Senses Fail will always hold a place in my heart. They were the first band I saw at my first ever Vans Warped Tour in 2005. I was with my older cousin and he had no idea who was on stage at the moment (we hadn’t reached the schedule yet). I told him Senses Fail and he asked me if I was sure. They began to play “Rum is For Drinking” and I began to sing along to it. I think he knew the answer to that.

New album: Pull the Thorns from Your Heart (June 30 // Pure Noise Records)


Matchbook Romance is a group that Fuse used to play all the time, well more specifically Steven Smith on his show Steven’s Untitled Rock Show which was my Holy Grail of music in high school. I remember watching the videos for “Promise” and “My Eyes Burn” all the time.

When they came out with “Monsters” (it was on 2006’s Voices) that instantly became a Halloween staple for me. I don’t know if it was the crazy music video with all the black goo or the song itself, but I can’t go a single Halloween without playing that song at least twice. I spent two Halloweens as a DJ at my college radio station and that was my number one song on “Erica’s Creepy Halloween Mix” (I know, I need to work on the name).

I may not be as connected to them as I am with Senses Fail or Silverstein, but the fact that they were one of the major bands during the “emo era” and I still know all the words to “My Eyes Burn,” that should be some kind of indication as to the impression they left on me. Plus, they went on hiatus in 2007 and announced they had reunited late last year. This is momentous.

Excuse me while I go listen to Stories and Alibis until my Warped Tour stop on the Fourth of July.

New album: None yet. At least we think.


I saw the pop-punk saviors a few years ago when their last album Heart Attack was released. At the time, their name was all over the place and I saw that their merchandise had “defend pop-punk” (a genre of music I tend to gravitate to) all over it, so I decided to give Heart Attack a chance. Good idea.

I ended up having the album in my car for the complete Summer with “Open Season” on a continuous loop. It was only this year that I realized that Thursday’s Geoff Rickly was also on the track (keeping it in the New Jersey family, we guess). I know, stupid.

My new-found like for them got so bad that Summer, that I’m pretty sure I drove my friend nuts at Warped, telling her that we NEEDED to see Man Overboard, but if she had a band she wanted to see during their set, I would leave her for Man Overboard. No problem at all.

Now, it’s been two years since Heart Attack was released and their new record Heavy Love is on the horizon. With several songs already out on the internet, some which I already like, it would be good to see if lightning could strike twice with them, at least with me.

New album: Heavy Love (June 30 // Rise Records)


If you would have told me a year ago that I would know ever single word to every Pierce the Veil song, I would have probably laughed in your face. Call it my elitist self coming out to play. I didn’t want to listen to Pierce the Veil because like most people who looked down on me when my favorite band was constantly on MTV and Fuse, I thought it was all a fluke and fangirls making a mediocre band huge. Sucks to be proved wrong.

Thanks to All Time Low’s “A Love Like War” that features vocals from frontman Vic Fuentes and Pandora constantly playing “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket,” I decided to give the San Diego dudes a shot. Long story short, I’ve had Selfish Machines on repeat for the past three months (“Million Dollar Houses(The Painter)” is my favorite and “Besitos” is a close second).

Funniest part about this twist of fate? I was looking through some old photos on MySpace and came upon some pictures of old Warped Tour signing schedules. There, on a dry erase board was Pierce the Veil on the list for meet and greets early in the day. Kind of cool to see them go from a small stage like the Hurley stage to being a headliner this year.

New album: Nothing about a new album yet, but they did release a new single this morning.

Those are the top five acts that I’m looking forward to, but don’t let that short list fool you; there are a slew of more artists I can’t wait to check out this Summer. As of now, the list has reached over 20-something.

So who are you looking forward to?

Vans Warped Tour Day One to Stream on Yahoo

With a week until the 2015 Vans Warped Tour is slated to kick off their summer trek, organizers have revealed that the first day of the festivities are going to be broadcast live.

Those who might not be able to attend this year’s traveling rock show due to issues, will get the opportunity to watch 30 artists from this years line-up on four different stages from the comfort of their homes. The live broadcast will also feature backstage access as well as some behind-the-scenes footage.

The stream of the Pomona, CA stop on June 19 will go live at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. for those on the east coast) on Yahoo.

The list of artists who will be performing during the live broadcast can be seen below.


  • Attila
  • We Came As Romans
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Transit
  • Beartooth
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Black Veil Brides
  • August Burns Red
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Blessthefall
  • Mooseblood
  • Riff Raff
  • Neck Deep
  • As It Is
  • Night Riots
  • This Wild Life
  • Set It Off
  • Family Force Five
  • Metro Station
  • Never Shout Never
  • Mod Sun
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Juliet Simms
  • Citizen
  • Man Overboard
  • Icon For Hire
  • The Wonder Years
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Miss May I

Man Overboard Show Us the Ugly World with “Cliffhanger”

Man Overboard’s new album is set to be released at the end of the month and now the New Jersey-based band have released the music video for another new track off the impending record.

The music video is for the fifth song to be released from Heavy Love, “Cliffhanger.”

The video takes the viewer on a front row look, via  television screen, at all the craziness that is going on around us which most likely has a huge influence on us at the end of the day. Images include fights at hockey games, crazy weather in parts of the country, images from battlefields across the world, stupid reality television programs, and much more that you might need to watch the video a couple of times.

Fuse were the first to premiere the video and got the opportunity to ask guitarist Wayne Wildrick about it.

“What this video is trying to show are the variables out of our control that our jammed down our throats every second of the day that affects the way we perceive and gauge our own success,” explains Wildrick.

“It’s always hard to find yourself between extreme social and political gaps. Punk rock always brought the outside world to the listener’s attention, and it seems that has been lost lately and the focus is more on inner struggle. We believe most of that inner struggle comes from mental oppression, which we portray in the video. We hope you make the connection. And if you don’t that’s okay too. Just bang your head and enjoy the music.”

Watch the video below.

“Cliffhanger” joins previously released tracks “She’s in Pictures,” “Splinter,” “Now That You’re Home,” and “Borderline” on Heavy Love which is due out on June 30 through Rise Records.

Don’t forget to catch Man Overboard this Summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

Man Overboard Release Trio of Videos for New Songs


It was just yesterday that Man Overboard revealed they would be releasing a new album titled Heavy Love this Summer.

Not even 24 hours after they unveiled the official announcement by using the famous last scene of The Sopranos, the band have released not one, but three music videos for three tracks off of the impending release.

The videos, which can be seen below, are for the following three songs: “Splinter,” “Now That You’re Home,” and “Borderline.”

The three new tracks will join previously released song, “She’s in Pictures” on Heavy Love due out on June 30 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website.

In support of the new record, the New Jersey band will be hitting the road this Summer as one of many (and we mean many) bands joining the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.

Man Overboard Announce ‘Heavy Love’


Last October, Man Overboard released their Passing Ends EP and quickly revealed they would be heading back into the studio to record a new full-length album.

Now, the time has come and the band have revealed that not only is that new album finished, but that it will be heading our way this Summer.

The New Jersey-based band announced the news in a three-minute clip in which they also revealed the names of the songs through an old-school, tabletop jukebox. As the (iconic) clip plays, the song playing in the background is one of the new tracks off the record; a song titled “She’s in Pictures.”

Check out the announcement for Heavy Love below.

Heavy Love is set to be released on June 30 through Rise Records. This marks the band’s full-length follow-up to 2013’s Heart Attack.

Earlier this year, the “save pop-punk” group teamed up with Senses Fail to released a split with each band covering a track from the other’s discography.

Vans Warped Tour Unveil Complete 2015 Line-Up


After months of patiently waiting for Warped Wednesdays to get the newest additions to this year’s line-up, the wait has officially come to an end. Yesterday at the Vans Warped Tour Kick-Off concert nine artists were unveiled and today another one was added to that list. To the surprise, or maybe not, of everyone the final band to be hitting main stage this Summer will be Pierce the Veil.

Anyway, check out the complete line-up below and if you still have no idea when the traveling rock how is slated to hit you town, check out the full tour schedule here. We know for a fact that our Warped date has been moved up almost a month, so it might be good to check that out.


Pierce The Veil

Knuckle Puck
Kaya Stewart
Macy Kate
Miss May I
Senses Fail
The Bunny The Bear

Beth Stelling (6/19-6/26)
Chase Bernstein (6/27-7/12)
Dave Ross (7/1-7/12)
Eli Olsberg
Eric Swartz (7/26-8/8)
Grant Cotter
Sammy Obeid (6/19-6/30)
Sandy Danto (7/26-8/8)

A+ Dropouts (6/19-7/3)
August Burns Red
Drama Club
False Puppet (7/23-8/8)
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Ascot Royals
Never Shout Never
Rivers Monroe
Carousel Kings
Mallory Knox
Man Overboard
Aaron West
American Opera
Brian Marquis
Hutton Baird
Say We Can Fly
Speak Low
Grey Gordon
Meghann Wright
Onward Etc
Major League
Set It Off
Motion City Soundtrack (6/19-6/21)
New Years Day
The Kenneths
New Beat Fund
Alvarez Kings
The Karma Killers
MC Lars
Mod Sun
Bebe Rexha
Black Veil Brides
Juliet Simms
Metro Station
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Night Riots
Night Argent
The Amity Affliction
This Wild Life
Jule Vera
Our Last Night
Riff Raff
The Dirty Nil
Candy Hearts
I Killed The Prom Queen
Sirens And Sailors
Youth In Revolt
Born Cages
Rotting Out
While She Sleeps
Matchbook Romance
Icon For Hire
Baby Baby
The Relapse Symphony
Escape The Fate
Hands Like Houses
Le Castle Vania
Fit For A King
Beautiful Bodies
Lee Corey Oswald
Trophy Eyes
Family Force 5
Kosha Dillz
Asking Alexandria
Have Mercy
Being As An Ocean
The Wonder Years
Black Boots
As It Is
Alive Like Me
Neck Deep
Moose Blood

Seaway’s Van Broken Into, Again


In what may feel like a sense of deja vu for the guys in Seaway, their van was broken into, again. This marks the second time in six months that the band’s van had been broken into (the first time was in San Francisco).

Taking to Twitter, they posted a picture of the busted window the crooks got in through and quickly assured fans that the only item taken from the van was their GPS system and that everyone was okay.

Back in November, the crooks who broke into their van taking their acoustic guitars, clothing, personal belonging among other things.

But before you start checking for GoFundMe or any of those funding campaigns, the band is not asking for anything. Instead, they do tell fans, and others alike, that if they would like to donate to them they could go ahead and buy something from their online merchandise store.

Check out their tweets below about the misfortune event.

Seaway are currently on tour with Bayside, Senses Fail, and Man Overboard for Bayside’s 15th Birthday Tour.

Tonight’s show is in Phoenix, AZ.

Listen to Senses Fail Cover Man Overboard


The Senses Fail/ Man Overboard split is set to be released at the beginning of next month and this week, Senses Fail have released their other contribution to the record; their cover of Man Overboard.

As part of the joint effort, both bands decided to submit one original song and a cover from the other’s discography. While Man Overboard chose to cover Senses Fail’s “You’re Cute When You Scream” from Let it Enfold You, Senses Fail decided to cover a song from Man Overboard’s debut record, the title track “Real Talk.”

Check out Senses Fail’s cover below.

The 7″ split will be released on March 3 through each group’s respected record label (Pure Noise Records for Senses Fail and Rise Records for Man Overboard).

Pre-orders are currently available for those wanting to get their hands on the LP and don’t forget to catch both bands this Spring as they head out on tour with Bayside on their “15th Birthday Tour” beginning in early March.