Foo Fighters announce Fourth of July celebration in D.C.


Do you have plans this Fourth of July?

Are the Foo Fighters on your concert bucket list?

Do you want to celebrate the nation’s birthday in the nation’s capital?

Well, if you answered yes to all of those questions, then we’ve got news for you!

On Tuesday (March 3), the Foo Fighters “Foo-rmally invited” fans to the DC incarnation of their JAM fest. Initially launched in California, Dave Grohl and company are taking the single-day event across the country to the nation’s capital.

Dubbed DC JAM Fest, the music festival will include performances from Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams, the Go-Go’s, Band of Horses, Beach Bunny, and more.

In addition to the genre-bending acts, the event will also include a BBQ competition where attendees will get to sample the goods, a tailgate party, rides, games, and other attractions.

Doesn’t that just scream “Fourth of July celebration” to you?

DC JAM Fest will take place on the Fourth of July at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, March 6, on the festival’s website.

Before taking over the FedExField in July, the Foo Fighters will embark on their 25th-anniversary tour. Dubbed the “2020 Van Tour,” the band’s touring route will be an exact replica of their first-ever outing in 1995. Talk about taking it back to the van days.

The tour kicks off on April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and wraps up with their appearance at Boston Calling during the weekend of May 22-24. The full list of tour stops can be found here.


As It Is founding member exits band, group announces ‘going-away’ tour

As It Is may be down a member going into 2020, but they’re going to make sure to give him one hell of a going-away celebration.

On Monday (Sept. 9), the British band announced the departure of founding member and longtime guitarist Ben Langford-Biss. The news came on the same day that the group was supposed to make a huge announcement. Considering the impact Langford-Biss’ departure will have on the future of the band, it was definitely a massive reveal.

After releasing a saddening (and lengthy) letter from Langford-Biss, the remaining members made it known that they weren’t going to let the guitarist leave so easily.

Instead, they’ll honor his decision to walk away by embarking on one final tour. Dubbed the “Ben Today, Gone Tomorrow” tour, the November-centric journey will find the group performing at venues across Europe.

The tour will begin on Nov. 4 at the Baroeg in Rotterdam and conclude a couple of weeks later on Nov. 15 at Dingwalls in London. The outing will act as both Langford-Biss’ final trek and a tour in support of their recently released record, The Great Depression.

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. local time.

As evident by the tour plans, there are no hard feeling between the remaining band members and Langford-Biss. The letter to fans reveals that the guitarist felt that it was time to “pursue other paths and projects” and that his passion for “music has waned.”

He jokes that even though he’s leaving “his brothers” after this difficult decision, he’s hopeful that “they’ll still let me guest when I undoubtedly ask for a guest list spot to a show.”

Read Langford-Biss’ letter to fans here.

Last week, the group teased that there was a massive announcement and that it would be “the end of an era.” For some fans, they speculated that the band would be dropping their current emo look that came with the release of The Great Depression and begin a new chapter in the band’s history book.

Well, it looks like they weren’t THAT off after all.


Watch Brendon Urie’s puppet go crazy in ‘Dancing’s Not a Crime’

The Amazing Beebo may be stealing hearts during Panic! at the Disco’s current tour, but now it looks like the puppet is stealing the scene in their new music video. On Monday (March 19), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single “Dancing’s Not a Crime.” The four-minute video follows frontman Brendon Urie’s puppet Beebo as he spends the day with the group on tour.

The clip includes Beebo annoying Urie while he’s working, participating in rehearsals, meeting and hanging out with fans, and drinking, h so much drinking. Even though Urie seems to be keeping a watchful eye on his “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” alter ego, Beebo still manages to get himself into so much mischief.

As the video comes to an end, the viewer watches a passed out Beebo sleeping in what looks to be the band’s dressing room. Urie does not look happy as he walks in and smacks Beebo across the head and begins to give him a lecture.

“Security just told me they found you in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet, puking your brains out!” Urie says.

“You missed the whole goddamn show. What do you have to say for yourself, man?!”

As Beebo is about to respond, Urie cuts him off.

“You know what…I don’t even want to know,” Urie ends before turning around and leaving a flabbergasted Beebo sitting on the sofa.

Watch the full music video for “Dancing’s Not a Crime” above.

“Dancing’s Not a Crime” is the latest single off Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked.

“Dancing’s Not a Crime” joins “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” “King of the Clouds,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” “Say Amen (Saturday Night),” and their smash hit “High Hopes” on their sixth studio album.

Panic! at the Disco is currently in the middle of the European leg of their lengthy Pray for the Wicked world tour. The excursion will conclude in early April. 

Sum 41 announce ‘No Personal Space’ spring 2019 tour dates

If you’re the kind of person who needs personal space when you go to a concert, then Sum 41’s upcoming trek may not be for you. On Monday (March 11), the Canadian band announced plans to embark on a short, United States-centric tour in the springtime. Taking to social media, the group revealed their 17-stop tour itinerary for April and May of this year which will include performances at venues across the country.

Dubbed the “No Personal Space” tour, the trek will include stops in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Nashville, Boston, and more. The forthcoming outing begins on April 27 at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City and concludes a month later on May 26 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago.

“This spring we’re bringing it back to where it all began, in the clubs,” the group posted on Twitter.

“Join us for the ‘No Personal Space Tour,’ an intimate club tour across the US in April & May.”

In addition to the intimate venues, the act also revealed that they will perform at a number of United States Air Force Bases throughout the U.S. while on this tour.

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, March 15, at 10 a.m. local time. In addition to general tickets, the band is also offering VIP packages which will include a Q&A session with guitarist Dave Brownsound and bassist Cone McCaslin.

Sum 41’s last studio album was their not-a-comeback album 13 Voices.

The complete itinerary for the “No Personal Space” tour can be found below.


April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT –  Utah State Fairpark
April 28 – Tempe, AZ – Big Surf Waterpark
April 30 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
May 1 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
May 2 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
May 4 – Orlando, FL – The Abby
May 5 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 8 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish
May 12 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
May 21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy
May 25 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Cartel to Celebrate ‘Chroma’ Tenth Anniversary with Tour


Cartel’s breakout and debut album, Chroma will be turning ten this year, and the band have now confirmed they will be heading out on a “Chroma Tenth Anniversary” tour this Spring.

Last year, the band confirmed they would be performing the 2005 record in full during South By So What? in Grand Prairie, TX,  making some wonder if this might be the beginning of a tour where they would celebrate the anniversary of the album.

During the weekend, the band helped add gasoline to the speculation fire when they tweeted some “Chroma stuff” would announced this week, specifically on Monday at 3 PM (EST).

The tour will officially begin on April 9 in Minneapolis at Mill City Nights and wrap up on May 16 in Lawrence, KS at the Granada. Heading out on the road with them will be TEAM, Driver Friendly, and Hit the Lights for half of the tour dates.

Check out the full list of tour dates below and take a flashback in time with the music video for the lead single from the album, “Honestly.”


3/20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What

4/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
4/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
4/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
4/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
4/18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
4/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/25 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

5/06 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
5/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
5/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
5/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

5/22 – London, UK @ O2 Academy

Five-Year-Old Cancer Patient Cover Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’


Katy Perry might have released the most self-motivating track to date with “Roar” and one of her Katykats has taken the message to heart to be brave and tackle anything in your way.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently gave a little girl the chance to cover the song, but not just record the audio; she got the opportunity to make her own music video for it. Five-year-old Addy suffers from stage VI cancer and her fantasy was to be come a pop star for a day. The foundation, which help children suffering from cancer fulfill their dreams, gave Addy her wish and for one shinning day, she was a pop star and embodied the message of the song.

Check out the video below and set hearts to melt.