Frank Iero and the Future Violents add west coast shows

If you live on the west coast and thought you weren’t going to get the chance to see Frank Iero and the Future Violents on tour, then today is your lucky day. On Friday (April 19), the former My Chemical Romance guitarist and his new band announced new tour dates for later this summer.

The new stops will find the group performing at venues on the west coast from late-July through mid-August. The second leg of their headlining tour begins on July 23 at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland and concludes a few weeks later on Aug. 10 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Last month, the group unveiled their first set of headlining tour dates for the summer months. The first part of the summer jaunt begins on May 29 at the Foundry in Philadelphia and concludes a month later on June 22 at Rock Off Cruise in New York.

The band also confirmed that Reggie and the Full Effect will open for them during the east coast shows while Geoff Rickly of Thursday will take over the supporting act position during the west coast stops of the tour.

In between both legs of the tour, the group will appear at several music festivals. Those shows include the Atlantic City edition of the Vans Warped Tour (June 29), Rock for People in Czechia (July 5), 2000 Trees in the United Kingdom (July 13), Great South Bay Music Festival in New York (July 18), and the California stop of the Vans Warped Tour (July 21).

The new shows are in support of the group’s upcoming studio album. Barriers is due out May 31 through UNFD. Pre-orders for the new record can be found here. Barriers was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago and is the follow-up to Iero’s 2016 release, Parachutes.

Iero and company are currently on the road with Taking Back Sunday for the latter’s Twenty tour dates.

Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ full summer itinerary can be found below.

FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS 2019 TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 30 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom At The Outer Space
June 1 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
June 2 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 4 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
June 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
June 6 – Detroit, MI – El Club
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
June 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
June 10 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
June 11 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
June 13 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
June 14 – Orlando, FL – The Social
June 15 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
June 16 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
June 18 – Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
June 20 – VA Beach, VA – eLEVATION 27
June 21 – Washington DC – Union Stage
June 22 – New York, New York – Rocks Off Cruise

June 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach [Warped Tour]
July 5 – Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock for People
July 13 – Upcote Farm, UK – 2000 Trees
July 18 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 21 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater [Warped Tour]

July 23 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
July 24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
July 26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
July 27 – Salt Lake City, UT -Kilby Court
July 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 30 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Aug.1 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Aug.2 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
Aug.3 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Aug.6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Aug.7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues, Voodoo Room
Aug.9 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
Aug.10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour

Carly Rae Jepsen shares disco-inspired ‘Julien’

Carly Rae Jepsen has returned with her ode to someone named Julien. On Friday (April 19), the Canadian pop star unleashed the latest single from her upcoming fourth studio effort; a song titled “Julien.” The disco-inspired track confirms what longtime fans of the singer have known for some time; that she knows how to put out solid pop songs.

“‘Julien’ is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album,” Jepsen posted on Twitter. “Couldn’t keep him for myself any longer.”

Listen to the almost four-minute tune above.

“Julien” joins previously released tracks “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” and “Party of One” on Dedicated. Earlier this month, it was unknown whether “Party of One” would be included on the album after an unofficial tracklist was shared online. Jepsen confirmed the song’s status earlier this week when she posted the record’s official tracklist.

Dedicated is due out May 17 through Schoolboy / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for Dedicated are currently available on Jepsen’s website. Jepsen’s last full-length record was 2015’s smash hit, E•MO•TION.

Jepsen previously announced plans to embark on a 30-stop tour later this year. The Dedicated tour begins June 27 at the House of Blues in Anaheim and concludes on Aug. 10 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

DEDICATED TRACKLIST:

1. “Julien”
2. “No Drug Like Me”
3. “Now That I Found You”
4. “Want You In My Room”
5. “Everything He Needs”
6. “Happy Not Knowing”
7. “I’ll Be Your Girl”
8. “Too Much”
9. “The Sound”
10. “Automatically In Love”
11. “Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)”
12. “Right Words Wrong Time”
13. “Real Love”
14. “For Sure”
15. “Party For One”

The Weeknd, SZA, Travis Scott share their ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired track ‘Power is Power’

A week after announcing plans to release a “Game of Thrones”-inspired album, HBO and Columbia Records have finally unveiled its first single. On Thursday (April 18), the Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott shared their contribution to the fast-approaching new record.

The three-and-a-half-minute collaboration is titled “Power is Power,” a direct quote from HBIC Cersei Lannister to everyone’s least favorite Master of Coin Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in season two of the series. Listen to “Power is Power” above.

In addition to the trio, For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will also include contributions from the National, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, X Ambassadors, Ellie Goulding, James Arthur, Maren Morris, and many more.

For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) is due out April 26. Additionally, Columbia Records is also offering several vinyl packages. One of the exclusive vinyl packages will feature nine different covers for the customer to choose from. The nine different covers represent the different houses featured on the series. According to the pre-order listing, the covers are “extremely limited” with only 2500 copies available worldwide.

While the digital versions of the album will be available at the end of the month, the vinyl versions will not be available until the end of July (July 26 to be specific). Pre-orders for For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) are available for purchase here. The full track listing for the album can be found below.

The final season of “Game of Thrones” premiered this past Sunday to a massive 17.4 million viewers. This broke HBO’s previous viewership rating record of 16.9 million which is attributed to the series’ season 7 finale.

FOR THE THRONE TRACK LISTING:

1. Maren Morris – “Kingdom of One”
2. SZA, The Weeknd, & Travis Scott – “Power is Power”
3. The Lumineers – “Nightshade”
4. Ellie Goulding – “Hollow Crown”
5. X Ambassadors – “Baptize Me” (Feat. Jacob Banks)
6. A$AP Rocky & Joey Bada$$ – “Too Many Gods”
7. The National – “Turn on Me”
8. James Arthur – “From the Grave”
9. Rosalía – “Me Traicionaste” (Feat. A.CHAL)
10. Lil Peep – “When I Lie (Remix)” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
11. Lennon Stella – “Love Can Kill”
12. Chloe x Halle – “Wolf at Your Door”
13. Mumford & Sons – “Devil in Your Eye”
14. Matt Bellamy – “Pray (High Valyrian)”

Hollywood Vampires announce springtime release of ‘Rise,’ share new song

The Hollywood Vampires are about to come out of hiding to give us all a brand new album. On Thursday (April 18), the Alice Cooper/Joe Perry/Johnny Depp supergroup announced plans to unleash their sophomore album later this spring. Titled Rise, the new record is due out June 21 through earMUSIC.

Unlike their debut album, this record will mostly feature original material written by the act. Sticking to their “original mission,” Hollywood Vampires’ upcoming release will feature three covers; David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died,” and Johnny Thunder’s “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory.”

The 16-track album was produced by longtime live Hollywood Vampires guitarist Tommy Henriksen.

Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” explains Alice Cooper.

“I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.”

Joe Perry adds: “Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Pre-orders for Rise are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering several bundles.

In addition to the new album announcement, Hollywood Vampires also released the record’s first single, “Who’s Laughing Now.” Watch the lyrics video for the new song above.

Before the album’s June release, the group will hit the touring circuit for a couple of shows in May. The springtime outing begins on May 10 at the Joint in Las Vegas and concludes a week later on May 18 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Those dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums are the life of the party in ‘Don’t Ever Let Em’

Fitz and the Tantrums have returned with the latest single off their new studio album. On Wednesday (April 17), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed the music video for their new tune, “Don’t Ever Let Em.”

The barely three-minute clip finds vocalists Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs in a house littered with evidence of a successful party. Balloons, streamers, used plastic cups, and partygoers scatter the place while Fitzpatrick and Scaggs lounge about the house, singing the song. As night begins to fall around them, the party comes back to life.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Ever Let Em” above. The track is currently available for purchase here.

“Don’t Ever Let Em” joins previously released track “123456” on the band’s much-anticipated fourth studio album. Though the album has yet to be given a formal name or a release date, fans can assume it will see a spring/summer 2019 release date; just in time for their upcoming tour.

In support of the yet-to-be-titled record, Fitz and the Tantrums previously announced plans to embark on an extensive summer tour with Young the Giant. The cross-country trek begins on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and concludes two months later on Aug. 16 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Dropkick Murphys announce fall tour dates with Clutch, Hatebreed

The Dropkick Murphys are hitting the road this fall and taking some of their friends for the ride. On Tuesday (April 16), the Boston-based band announced a United States-centric tour for later this year. The upcoming trek will find the act performing at venues across the country throughout September and October.

The 18-stop jaunt will invade several major cities including Raleigh, Charlotte, Birmingham, Detroit, St. Paul, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and more. The tour begins on Sept. 20 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes almost a month later on Oct. 15 at the WAMU Theater in Seattle.

The six-pieces impending tour schedule also includes two previously confirmed music festival appearances; Sea.Hear.Now Festival on Sept. 22 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and Louder than Life on Sept. 28 in Louisville.

Clutch and Hatebreed are the tour’s direct supporting acts while Amigo the Devil and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance will perform on select dates.

“This fall we’re hitting the road with Clutch and special guests Hatebreed, Amigo the Devil, and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance,” the band posted alongside the official flyer for the upcoming trek. Watch the band’s tour announcement video above.

The fall tour is in support of the Dropkick Murphy’s latest studio release, 2017’s 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory. The album, the group’s ninth studio effort, debuted at the number eight spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

DROPKICK MURPHYS FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:

Sept. 20 — Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center
Sept. 21 — Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena
Sept. 22 — Ashbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now Festival*
Sept. 24 — Raleigh, NV @ The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sept. 25 — Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 26 — Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Sept. 28 — Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
Sept. 29 — Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre+
Sept. 30 — Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Oct. 1 — St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
Oct. 3 — Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center of the Arts Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 — Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center+
Oct. 6 — Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
Oct. 8 — Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Oct. 9 — San Diego, CA – Park at the Park Petco Park
Oct. 12 — Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl#
Oct. 14 — Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Oct. 15 — Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater$

* only Dropkick Murphys
+ Clutch, Amigo the Devil
# Russ Rankin
$ Clutch, Russ Rankin

Beck announces ‘Hyperspace,’ shares Pharrell-produced new track

Surprise! Beck has a brand new album coming out later this year. On Monday (April 15), the musician unveiled plans to release his 14th studio effort. Titled Hyperspace, the new record will be released through Capitol Records, but there’s one catch; the release date is a secret.

According to a press statement, the record will be out “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” With a name like “Hyperspace,” the musician’s statement makes sense.

Hyperspace is the follow-up to Beck’s 2017, Grammy Award-winning album, Colors.

While the release date is a mystery, it may be safe to assume that it will see a summertime release date. Last month, Beck announced plans to embark on a co-headlining summer tour with Cage the Elephant, so what better time than then to release some new tunes.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the musician also released the album’s lead single, “Saw Lightning.” The new track finds Beck teaming up with Pharrell Williams for the funky new cut. Williams co-wrote, co-produced, and contributed “drums, keyboards, and mumbles” for the new song.

Listen to “Saw Lightning” above.

Beck has been quite stealthy this year when it comes to new music. Earlier this year, he released “Tarantula” from the Music Inspired by the Film ROMA album, “Super Cool” with Robyn and the Lonely Island which was featured on The Lego Movie 2 soundtrack, and most recently his collaboration with soon-to-be tour mates Cage the Elephant for “Night Running.”

In support of Hyperspace, Beck will hit the road with Cage the Elephant for their joint summer tour. The “Night Running” tour begins on July 11 at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington and concludes about a month and a half later on Aug. 30 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

311 announce summertime release of their 13th studio album ‘Voyager’

311 already announced plans to hit the touring circuit this summer and now it looks like they’ll have a new set of tunes to bring on the road. On Friday (April 12), the Nebraska-founded band confirmed the forthcoming release of their 13th studio album. Titled Voyager, the new studio effort is due out June 28 through BMG.

“Our albums have become almost like a captain’s log documenting our band’s ongoing voyage through musical styles, while also capturing our feelings and life experiences,” vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum explains in a press statement.

“With each album, 311 continues to voyage, explore and push our musicality into new dimensions.”

He adds: “I think this album is very eclectic, from simple songs to wild studio adventures that get into weird, stoney outer-space material. It’s another step forward for us and we love the adventure, love the journey, love the process and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Voyager is the follow-up to 2017’s Mosaic.

The upcoming album, which features 13 new tracks, finds the band enlisting pop-punk super-producer John Feldmann and longtime collaborator Scotch Ralston to produce the album; Feldmann produced four tracks while Ralston produced the other nine.

In addition to the new album announcement, the band also released two new tracks from Voyager: “Good Feeling” and “Don’t You Worry.”

Listen to “Good Feeling” above while “Don’t You Worry” can be streamed here.

Pre-orders for Voyager are now available on the group’s website. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of both tracks.

If that wasn’t enough, 311 also revealed that everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win numerous 311 prizes including concert tickets, meet & greet passes, handwritten lyrics, autographed goods, and more.

311 previously announced plans to embark on a massive summer tour alongside the Dirty Heads. The 34-stop trek begins on July 2 at the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, Ohio and concludes on Aug. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Jackie Evancho channels Eliza Schuyler’s heartbreak in ‘Hamilton’ cover

Jackie Evancho won the hearts of music lovers when she was just ten years old and has managed to make the graceful jump from cute “child prodigy” to a full-fledged talented adult vocalist. With her new studio album just a few hours away from being released, the singer has gifted fans the music video for one of the tracks on the album. On Thursday (April 11), Evancho released the music video for her take on the Hamilton track, “Burn.”

The music video for the song finds Evancho playing the part of the heartbroken girlfriend after finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Like Eliza Schuyler (Alexander Hamilton’s wife), Evancho has to watch as her significant other’s infidelity is plastered all over the place for everyone around her to see. As she gets sympathetic looks from those around her, the line “the world has no right to my heart” seals that the relationship is over.

Evancho’s video plays homage to how Eliza dealt with the news of her husband’s infidelity in the musical after he publicly revealed his affair in The Reynolds Pamphlet (he did this to avoid having his political reputation tarnished). Eliza goes into hiding to avoid the sympathetic looks but eventually has to put that aside and live her own life.

The almost-four-minute clip was directed by Kamp Kennedy. Watch the music video for “Burn” above.

“Burn” is featured on Evancho’s upcoming Broadway-inspired album, The Debut. The Debut is due out this Friday, April 12, through Vydia. Pre-orders are still available for the record on Evancho’s website.

The Debut features songs from some of Broadway’s current hit musicals like Dear Evan Hansen (“Requiem”), Anastasia (“Once Upon a December”), Wicked (“I’m Not That Girl”), The Greatest Showman (“A Million Dreams”), and more.

Silversun Pickups announce first new album in five years

After five years without a new album, the Silversun Pickups are ready to give us a new set of tunes this summer. On Thursday (April 11), the California-founded band announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album. Titled Widow’s Weeds, the forthcoming record is due out June 7 through New Machine Recordings.

Super-producer Butch Vig produced the new album. The journey to the final product featured several obstacles including Vig’s previous tour commitment with his band Garbage, the death of keyboardist Joe Lester’s father, and frontman Brian Aubert’s drinking downward spiral fueled by his depression.

After Aubert received treatment for his condition and Vig’s scheduled cleared, it was time to hit the studio to record the new album. According to Aubert, the ten-track record has a sense of mourning to it.

“The record does have a mourning vibe, but it’s not sad. It’s change,” Aubert explains about the new record in a press statement.

“It’s growing up and moving on and letting go of things. And it’s okay to be sad about those things and mourn them. It’s actually healthy to do so and take the time to do it. At the end of the day, it’s going to be much better and much more fulfilling when you get through it.”

In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, the band unleashed its lead single “It Doesn’t Matter Why.” Listen to the new track above.

Pre-orders for Widow’s Weeds are currently available on the band’s website where they’re offering vinyls, cassettes, and even a test pressing of the record.

Widow’s Weeds is the follow-up to 2014’s Better Nature.