Watch Of Mice & Men’s festival-centric video for ‘Back to Me’

Ever since the departure of Austin Carlile, the remaining members of Of Mice and Men have been doing a good job of keeping the group going with several music festival appearances and some new tunes. On Monday (May 22), the California-founded band premiered “Back to Me,” their second song to feature bassist Aaron Pauley’s shift from backing vocals to frontman. The music video for the new track is a simple premise we’ve seen many times before; a day in the life of the band when they’re out on tour. Footage for the clip was recorded during the band’s performances at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville, Fort Myers, Florida’s Fort Rock, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion, and the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas.

While the video may be simple, it does allow for the new song to shine. Watch “Back to Me” above.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Pauley reveals that Carlile’s departure earlier in the year helped inspire “Back to Me.” “For maybe a fan of the band this is an entry on our Wikipedia page about the chronology of the band, but for us Austin leaving the band was a life event.”

Pauley continues: “That’s a big thing, and I think in major life events, it’s easy to feel like you lose yourself or to feel like a piece of you is gone or to feel like, ‘How can I be the me that I’ve always known that this is different now?’ If you can hold onto the passion—whether it’s passion in art, or music, or, I don’t know, video games, anything—if you can find what you love and work diligently towards it and remember that that’s a huge part of you, then you will always be able to find a way back to yourself.” To see Pauley’s full interview from this past weekend’s Rock on the Range, head on over here.

“Back to Me” will join previously released song “Unbreakable” on a special 7-inch the group will release in  late June. Pre-orders for the record, which is set to be released on June 30 through Rise Records, is currently available here. “Back to Me” and “Unbreakable” are the band’s first set of new tunes since the release of 2016’s Cold World.

Watch All Time Low honor their roots with ‘Nice2KnoU’

With two weeks until the release of their seventh studio album, All Time Low has treated fans to a fourth song off the impending release. On Friday (May 19), just a few hours after premiering the audio for the new single, the Baltimore-based band debuted the official music video for “Nice2KnoU.” The music video begins with a pay phone ringing and one of the guys, specifically bassist Zack Merrick, picking up the line. As he places the receiver to his ear, the viewer is transported to what appears to be a club with the four-piece performing the new tune.

The three-and-a-half minute clip continues with ever-changing footage of them performing in the club and exploring their hometown of Baltimore. During the stroll down memory lane, they visit several locations that helped shape them and pay tribute to them by leaving roses at each location. They stop at the Ottobar, where they claim to have played a million times; Pier Six Pavilion, which they headlined in 2015; Sidebar Tavern where they claim they played to no one in 2005 (quite surprising now); and Thames Street which they make a direct reference to in “Six Feet Under the Stars” on 2007’s So Wrong, It’s Right.

In a post on Facebook that accompanied the video, the group explains that it’s a love letter to the places and people who helped them get to where they are today.

“This one’s for the dance halls, the dive bars and the 100 kids we used to play for at the Ottobar every other weekend,” begins the band’s post.

“It’s a tribute to our roots and the history of a band that comes up in a small-town with a die-hard group of friends who all want something greater. It’s an ode to the late nights, filling up the van with half a tank of gas so we could leave for the next show before someone got jumped in the wrong part of town– Getting into Tampa at 3 a.m. and crashing on someone’s floor, saying thanks with a 30 of Coors Light and never seeing that face again. This is a dedication to all the places we’ve been that made us who we are today, the sea of sweaty hands that raised us up in low-lit clubs across America on our first tours, and all the people we owe these stories to; Nice to know you, see you ‘round.”

Watch the music video for “Nice2KnoU” above.

“Nice2KnoU” will join “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour. The ‘North American Young Renegades’ tour will kick off at the House of Blues in Houston on June 30 and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Silverstein announces ‘Dead Reflection,’ drops new music video

Just in time for their seventh time on the Vans Warped Tour, Silverstein has announced a brand new album. On Thursday (May 18), the Canadian band announced that their upcoming ninth studio album will be titled Dead Reflection and will see a mid-July release. The new album, their first since 2015’s I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, will be released on July 14 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In addition to the new record confirmation, the band has also released the music video for the album’s lead single, “Retrograde.” The over-three-minute clip is simple; the group is performing in what can be assumed to be either a studio or warehouse. As frontman Shane Told shifts between screaming the lyrics and the clean vocals, the lights change color (a yellowish-brown for the screams and blue with hints of white for the clean vocals). Watch the complete music video for “Retrograde” above.

Dead Reflection‘s announcement comes a couple of days after the band posted a cryptic, 16-second clip online. The footage, at first, features a black background with a pink knot at the center of the screen and the sound of a body of water playing in the back. Midway through the 16 seconds, the image changes and is replaced by a date and time (May 18 at 2 p.m. EST).

Dead Reflection will mark the group’s new set of tunes since I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. Last October, they released a stand-alone single titled “Ghost.” The purpose of the song was to give fans something to hold them over until they were finished with the new album. As seen in the album track list below, the new album will in fact include “Ghost.”

According to a press release from Told, the new album has “the massive sound that fans have come to expect from the band, but being written during a time of pain and frustration has added a new element to the record that hasn’t been present on past releases.”

He added: “This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back. The year-long journey was not an easy one. I fell down into many dark places, and ultimately I had to fight to resist against so many vices to get back into a positive light.”

The complete 11-track list for Dead Reflection can be seen below while the group’s full summer tour schedule can be found here.

DEAD REFLECTION TRACK LIST:

1. “Last Looks”
2. “Retrograde”
3. “Lost Positives”
4. “Ghost”
5. “Aquamarine”
6. “Mirror Box”
7.” Demons”
8. “The Afterglow”
9. “Cut and Run”
10. “Secret’s Safe”
11. “Whiplash”

Watch: Muse channels 80s films for ‘Dig Down’

After promising fans a brand new song last week, Muse has finally unveiled the new tune. On Thursday (May 18), the English band premiered their first new song in nearly two years, “Dig Down.” In conjunction with the release of the new song, the group also released the official, Lance Drake-directed music video for it. According frontman Matt Bellamy, the video was inspired by 80’s films such as Robocop, Running Man, and Aliens.

The music video follows a woman, played by activist/model Lauren Wasser as she tried to escape a high-security building. Watch the complete music video for “Dig Down” above. In the same interview with iHeartRadio, Bellamy reveals that not only did he write the song just a month ago, but that he wrote it to give people out their some optimism during this otherwise dark times.

“It is a new song. I just wrote it like about a month or so ago, a couple of months ago,” the singer admits with a chuckle. “It’s kind of like, we’re living in an unusual times at the moment, so I wanted to write a song that was sort of optimistic in its message. Like making people feel like they  can get through anything in their life, any hard times, stuff like that, and its a very positive song.”

Prior to the song’s release, fans were under the impression that “Dig Down” would be a stand-alone single and not be part of a bigger record. During his chat, Bellamy revealed that not only will the new tune be featured on the new record, but that fans should expect two to three new songs from them this year with one scheduled for the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

“The new album probably won’t be until some time next year, but we’re going to put out at least two, maybe three songs this year and the same next year ahead of that.” To listen to the complete interview, head on over here.

As previously announced, Muse will be hitting the road this summer for their joint tour with 30 Seconds to Mars. The upcoming tour will kick off this Saturday, May 20, at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones.

Between the Buried and Me to celebrate ten years of ‘Colors’

Between the Buried and Me is hitting the road this fall to celebrate a momentous occasion for the group. On Tuesday (May 16), the North Carolina-founded band announced plans to go on tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their fifth studio album, Colors. The North American trek will kick off on Sept. 7 at Atlanta’s ProgPower USA XVIII music festival and wrap on Oct. 21 at the Neighborhood Theater in the group’s home state of North Carolina.

During the tour, the band will perform the eight-track album in full. Hitting the road alongside Between the Buried and Me will be the Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder. The three bands will open for BTBAM on all stops with the exception of the group’s appearance at ProgPower USA XVIII. Tickets for the fall tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. local time.

In a statement about the tour on their website, the band reveals the reason they decided to head out on tour to celebrate this particular album. “Colors was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves,” begins the statement.

“It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. Ten years have passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon!”

Colors was released in July of 2007 and sold 12,600 copies in its first week of sale. In addition to that, it reached the number 57 spot on the Billboard 200 chart marking the first time the band reached the top 100 part of the chart.

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

COLORS TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage @ Prog Power USA XVIII *
Sept. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 22 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Sept. 23 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sept. 27 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
Sept. 28 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Sept. 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 30 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct. 2 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 6 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Oct. 8 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Oct. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 12 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Oct. 14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Oct. 15 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct. 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Oct. 19 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Oct. 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Oct. 21 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater

*Between the Buried and Me ONLY

Paramore, Best Coast to embark on North American tour in the fall

Paramore’s fifth studio album hit stores last week and now, it looks like the band is ready to take the new tunes on tour. On Monday (May 15), the Tennessee-founded band announced plans to hit the road this fall. The tour, which has been named “Tour Two,” will kick off on Sept. 6 at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida and conclude almost a month and a half later on Oct. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in the band’s hometown of Nashville. Best Coast will open for Paramore for most of the excursion with the exception of all three Florida stops (Jacksonville, Miami, and Orlando).

For fans ready to purchase tickets, there will be a total of three pre-sale options. The first pre-sale option is AT&T’s priority pre-sale which begin on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. More information about that option can be seen here. The second pre-sale option available is for Citi® card members. Those who qualify will get the opportunity to purchase tickets beginning Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. More information about that option can be seen here.

The third and final pre-sale option comes directly from Paramore. Like many bands hitting the road this year, Paramore has joined forces with Ticketmaster to combat bots and scalpers. Fans who are interested in purchasing pre-sale tickets through the band will need to register and become a verified fan. Those who register, and are verified, will receive a unique code on Wednesday, May 17, two hours before the tickets go on sale. Once they get to the pre-sale page to purchase the tickets, they will need to enter the unique code which will guarantee them tickets. Registration to become a verified fan is currently available here and will end on tonight at 10 p.m. PST.

Once all the pre-sales end, general admission tickets for the tour will begin next Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the tour, head on over to Paramore’s website here.

In support of After Laughter, Paramore has revealed that they will make several live television appearances. On Wednesday, May 17, the group will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! while on Wednesday, May 24, they will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden. After a few months away from live television, the band will return to the small screen on Friday, Aug. 25, when they hit the stage as part of Good Morning America‘s 2017 “GMA Summer Concert Series.”

Last week, Paramore announced that they will once again set sail for their third annual PARAHOY! cruise. The 2018 incarnation of the cruise will take place during the weekend of April 6-10, 2018 and will include a roundtrip journey from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas ,and back to Miami.

For now, the complete itinerary for the Paramore’s “Tour Two” tour can be seen below.

PARAMORE’S ‘TOUR TWO’ DATES:

Sept. 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater+
Sept. 8 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater+
Sept. 9 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts+
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
Sept. 13 – Washington, DC – MGM National Harbor Theater
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fox Theatre
Sept. 16-14 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest*
Sept. 19 –  Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 21 – Denver, CO – BellCo Theatre
Sept. 22 – Orem, UT – Utah Valley University Events Center
Sept. 24 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
Sept. 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Oct. 02 – Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theater
Oct. 04 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – Boston Opera House
Oct. 10 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC – St. Denis Theatre
Oct. 13 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct. 15 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
Oct. 17 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

+ Best Coast not performing
* Festival appearance

Katy Perry confirms new album, announces massive North American tour

After releasing two singles, which left fans asking for more, Katy Perry has officially announced that her fifth studio album will see a summertime release date. On Monday (May 15), the California girl announced that her long-awaited new album will be named Witness. Witness, Perry’s first new set of tunes in nearly four years, is set to be released on June 9 through Capitol Records. A few weeks ago, rumors began to circulate that Perry’s upcoming album would be titled Witness. Instead of confirming or denying the rumors, Perry allowed her legion of followers to believe what they wanted.

In addition to the new album, Perry has also announced a massive tour that will find the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer performing at a slew of North American venues throughout the late months of 2017 and early months of 2018. “WITNESS: The Tour” will begin on Sept. 7 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus and conclude almost five months later on Feb. 5, 2018 at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

For fans of the pop star, there will be a special pre-sale to obtain tickets before anyone else.  The verified fan pre-sale will take place on Thursday (May 18) beginning at 9 a.m. local time and concluding three hours later at noon. For Perry’s Canadian fans, their verified fan pre-sale will begin next Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. local time. Unlike the United States pre-sale, this one will last 12 hours. To qualify for the verified fan pre-sale, head on over to Perry’s website here.

Witness will mark Perry’s first new album since the release of 2013’s Prism. Previously released singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appétit” are just two of the new songs featured on the impending release.

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

KATY PERRY’S ‘WITNESS: THE TOUR’ DATES:

Sept. 07 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Sept. 09 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Sept. 25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Sept. 29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Oct. 03 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live!: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 08 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Nov. 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Nov. 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Nov. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Nov. 26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 28 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Nov. 29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Dec. 01 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec. 02 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Dec. 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Dec. 06 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Dec. 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Dec. 15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Dec. 17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Dec. 20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jan. 05 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Jan. 07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jan. 10 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jan. 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jan. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jan. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Jan. 31 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
Feb. 03 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Feb. 05 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena