Avril Lavigne plots ‘Head Above Water’ fall tour

After being away from the touring circuit for the past five years, it looks like Avril Lavigne is ready to get back out there and rock the stage.

On Monday (June 24), the Canadian singer announced plans to embark on a short tour in the fall. Dubbed the Head Above Water tour, the excursion will find the musician performing at venues across the continent throughout September and October.

The 15-stop trek will include gigs in Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Boston, and more. The tour begins on Sept. 14 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle and concludes a month later on Oct. 11 at the XCite Center at Parx Casino in Philadelphia.

One of the biggest surprises to come from the tour itinerary is the lack of Canadian stops. The tour features only one show in Canada on Oct. 6 at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto.

Artist pre-sales begin this Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. local time.

“Happy to announce the Head Above Water Tour bitches!!!” Lavigne tweeted alongside a video where she formally announced the forthcoming outing.

The tour is in support of Lavigne’s recently released record Head Above Water. The record, her sixth studio effort, was released in February. The 12-track album has produced four singles “Head Above Water,” “Tell Me It’s Over,” “I Fell in Love with the Devil,” and “Dumb Blonde” featuring Nicki Minaj.

HEAD ABOVE WATER 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Sept. 14 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 15 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
Sept. 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sept. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
Sept. 21 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Sept. 24 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Sept. 26 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
Oct. 1 – New York, NY – Pier 17 at South Street Seaport
Oct. 3 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 5 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for Performing Arts
Oct. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Oct. 9 – Washington, D.C. – MGM National Harbor
Oct. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – XCite Center at Parx Casino

New Order announce four-night residency at the Fillmore Miami Beach

If you’re currently blasting “Blue Monday” or “Bizarre Love Triangle” and need plans to bail on the cold days of winter, we may have the perfect solution for you.

On Monday (June 24), New Order announced plans for their first-ever residency in the United States. The band will perform four shows throughout four nights at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.

Dubbed “Four Nights at the Fillmore,” the four-night engagement will find the group taking the stage at the iconic South Florida venue in mid-January 2020. The dates are as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 14; Wednesday, Jan. 15; Friday, Jan. 17; and their final performance on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets start at $78.50 for general admission. If you’re a superfan whose goal is to see the group on all four days, a special four-pass will be available for $250. The only downside will be if the band decides to play the same exact set list each night (sorry, we can’t control that).

Special hotel packages will also be available for those who want to make a vacation of it (the beach is a good five minutes away from the venue, FYI).

DJ Arthur Baker and some special guests who have yet to be announced are slated to appear during the four nights.

The upcoming residency will not be the first for the Fillmore. A few weeks before New Order, Madame X herself Madonna will take over the Fillmore for a five-night run in mid-December. That residency is in support of Madonna’s 14th studio album Madame X.

New Order is set to release their live album ?(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.., on July 12.

The album was recorded during the band’s July 2017 show at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios. That show was part of New Order’s five-night residency at Old Granada.

New Order’s last studio effort was 2015’s Music Complete.

Lana Del Rey hints that new album could be out in “two months”

And just like that, we may have finally been given an official release time frame for Lana Del Rey’s much anticipated new studio album.

On Friday (June 21), the singer took the stage at Malahide Castle outside Dublin, Ireland for a show. During her set, she reportedly told the audience that her new album would be released in two months’ time.

For fans who have been keeping a close watch, this comes as great news. Up until this point, information about Norman Fucking Rockwell has been at best scarce at best. We had a title. We were treated to six songs (“How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it”). We knew that Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and fun. fame produced for the forthcoming release. All we were missing was an official release date.

While Del Rey did not further elaborate on the exact date, we can probably assume that it will be sometime in late August. Norman Fucking Rockwell will be the long-awaited the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.

In addition to the release time frame reveal, Del Rey also performed her slowed down cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” during the gig. Last month, she debuted her version of the 1997 track and revealed that it would be part of Sublime’s upcoming documentary “Sublime.”

“Not a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Sublime song,” Del Rey said about the band.

“They epitomized the SoCal vibe and made a genre and sound totally their own.”

Watch Del Rey’s fan-shot performance of “Doin’ Time” above which features her “girlies.”

Walk the Moon drop surprise new song ‘Eat Your Heart Out’

Surprise! Walk the Moon have given their fans a brand new song to add to their summer playlist.

On Friday (June 21), the Ohio-founded act released yet another standalone single. Titled “Eat Your Heart Out,” the tune finds the group sticking to what they do best; giving us the perfect combination of danceable beats, drums, guitar, bass, and of course keyboards.

“Hey, friends good news our song EAT YOUR HEART OUT is out there in the world. This one means a lot to us, and we’re super excited to share it with you,” the group tweeted.

To coincide with the track’s debut, the four-piece dropped the music video for “Eat Your Heart Out.”

The four-minute clip features each member of the band performing the song from the comfort of their own homes. The video also includes each member letting loose and goofing off (frontman Nicholas Petricca is even caught wearing a onesie as he plays around in his music room).

The best part of the clip, in our opinion?  The inclusion of some of the guys’ dogs because dogs make everything better.

For some fans, the new clip is a flashback to the band’s old days alla their “7in7” music video series.

Watch the music video for “Eat Your Heart Out” above.

The new song comes days after fans began receiving packages in the mail from the band. The kits came in plain, white boxes with the band’s name on it. Inside the box was a note and four cookies with one featuring the date “6.21.19” and the link WTMEYHO.com, the other was shaped like a heart with the words “Eat Your Heart Out,” another heart-shaped cookie with a collage of colors, and the additional cookie featured the band’s name printed on it.

Earlier this year, Walk the Moon released “Timebomb.” The track marked the band’s first new song since the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing.

Blink-182 return to their punk roots with ‘Generational Divide’

And just like that, the music gods have blessed Blink-182 fans with a brand new, albeit short, song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded pop-punkers unleashed the long-awaited follow-up to “Blame it on My Youth.” Dubbed, “Generational Divide,” the 50-second song finds the band returning to their punk roots with the aggressive and fast-paced track.

Watch the music video for “Generational Divide” above.

On Wednesday, the group took to social media to announce the release of the new song. They kept it simple with a mock poster of a punk rock show (alla CBGB) with a skeleton decked out in a spikey leather jacket and mohawk, a cigarette in its mouth, and its middle finger prominently featured on the flyer.

“Generational Divide” is the follow-up to their lukewarmly received track “Blame it on My Youth.” The track was released in May and signaled the beginning of their new “more aggressive” sound, though the song wasn’t exactly aggressive.

While fans have not been given a title or official release time frame for the forthcoming record, fans have begun to speculate that it may be sometime this summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed record will be the follow-up to 2016’s California.

“Generational Divide” comes a week before the trio is due to hit the North American touring circuit with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. The summertime excursion begins next Thursday, June 27, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Earlier this month, the three-piece revealed that they would be paying homage to their third studio album, Enema of the State, by performing it in full during the upcoming run.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?”

Foster the People slow things down on ‘Imagination’

Foster the People are back and ready to give fans another new song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded band shared their new track, “Imagination.” The over-four-minute tune finds the group toning down the electronics of past and channeling heartbreak with its lyrics. Listen to “Imagination” above.

“Imagination” comes days after the group announced plans to release a new song by week’s end. They took to social media to share a snippet of the song with the words “Just you in my imagination,” a lyric from the track.

To coincide with the new song’s release, the band launched their “Imagination” contest, where fans were encouraged to send in designs inspired by the song’s lyrics.

“We’ll pick some of our favorites to be featured as part of the artwork on Spotify, and one design will be used as a limited edition merch piece (where the designer will get a share of the profit),” the group tweeted.

“Imagination” is Foster the People’s third non-album track to be released. In March they dropped “Style,” and at the tail end of 2018, the group shared their chart-topping single “Worst Nites.” While the act has yet to announce a new album, we’re sure that all three tracks will find a home on the act’s fourth studio effort.

Foster the People’s last studio album was 2017’s Sacred Hearts Club. Though the 12-track studio effort was met with mostly mixed reviews, it peaked at the number 47 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number eight spot on the Billboard Top Alternative albums chart.

Sacred Heart Club features two alternative radio hits, “Sit Next to Me” and “Doing it for the Money.”

Crown the Empire share release date for ‘Sudden Sky,’ drop the animated music video for ‘MZRY’

Just when fans thought Crown the Empire was releasing standalone singles to satisfy their desire for new music, the group comes back with a major announcement. On Wednesday (June 19), the Texas-founded band announced the impending release of their fourth studio album. Titled Sudden Sky, the record is due out July 19 through Rise Records.

Pre-orders for the forthcoming release are available for purchase here. Sudden Sky is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 studio effort, Retrograde.

“Our new album Sudden Sky is a digital representation of who we are at this moment in time,” Crown the Empire said in a press statement.

“It captures our innermost fears and anxieties while questioning humanity and the chaos of the world we live in today. This urgent search for meaning taught us that the only way to truly be human is to be vulnerable. ‘Sudden chance and destruction will lead to your liberation.'”

To coincide with the new album announcement, the four-piece unleashed the animated music video for the record’s latest single “MZRY.” The four-minute clip follows the protagonist as he tries to get his head to quiet down long enough for him to rest. Finding no way of getting the thoughts to stop, he starts to take smiley pills which give him nothing but hallucinations and crappy side effects, which include humongous bats and creepy butterflies.

Watch the music video for “MZRY” above.

“MZRY” join previously released tracks “Sudden Sky,” “what am i,” and “20/20.”

In support of Sudden Sky, Crown the Empire will embark on a summer tour with Attila, Veil of Maya, Gideon HAWK, and Life Right Now. The 23-stop outing begins on July 26 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and concludes a month later on Aug. 25 at the House of Blues in San Diego.

The full list of tour dates can be found here while the complete track listing for Sudden Sky can be found below.

SUDDEN SKY TRACK LISTING:

1. “(X)”
2. “20/20”
3. “what i am”
4. “BLURRY (out of place)”
5. “Red Pills”
6. “MZRY”
7. “Under the Skin”
8. “SEQU3NCE”
9. “March of the Ignorant”
10. “Sudden Sky”

Miami Beach Pop Festival to bring genre-diverse lineup to the sunny beach in November

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While the City of Miami’s relationship status with Ultra Music Festival is still classified as  “it’s complicated” (do they want it to return to downtown or not?!), Miami Beach just announced plans to launch their own music festival in the fall. On Thursday (June 20), concert promoters Paul Peck and Steve Sybesma (Bonnaroo and the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival) unveiled the lineup for the inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival.

As previously promised, the roster boasts a diverse list of acts from different genres (and countries) of music including rock, R&B, electronica, jazz, country, reggae, and Latin pop.

The lengthy catalog includes Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, KYGO, The Raconteurs, Juanes, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyes, DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler of the Arcade Fire), and more.

In an earlier press statement, Peck and Sybesma promised to bring in some local acts and that they did. They enlisted The Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble, local electronic act Afrobeta, Magic City Hippies, Roosevelt Collier, and the Frost School of Music American Music Ensemble will perform some of Ben Folds’ music with the musician himself.

“Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world,” shares Peck in a recent statement.

“This unmatched, vibrant culture and iconic beach provide a rare combination of natural beauty and city excitement. The core purpose that drives the vision for this festival has been to celebrate the unity of human connection. We are honored to include artists such as Chance the Rapper and Jack Johnson, who are two of the most socially-conscious and inspiring figures in the contemporary cultural landscape.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 21. The will be several ticket tiers to pick from including general admission, VIP, platinum ticket passes, hotel packages, and more. For those who went a little crazy planning their summer trips, Miami Beach Pop is offering payment plan options.

Miami Beach residents are eligible to receive a 20% discount on general admission tickets. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Miami Beach Pop Festival’s website here.

The three-day music festival will take over South Beach during the weekend of Nov. 8-10. The weekend-long festivities will take over the sunny sands of the beach between Fifth and 10th Street right off Ocean Drive.

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Sum 41 share their tear-jerking music video for ‘Never There’

You may want to get the tissues ready because Sum 41’s newest music video is going to make you shed some serious tears.

On Tuesday (June 18), the Canadian band unleashed the music video for “Never There,” the third single off their upcoming new album.

The four-and-a-half-minute clip begins with a kid skateboarding around town while frontman Deryck Whibley sits in a sunlit room playing the piano. The camera pans to a photograph with the kid, and two people who we can assume are his parents.

The scenery changes to the kid sitting at the kitchen table as his parents argue behind him. Instead of staying to watch the argument escalate, he walks away. The fight soon spills to the front yard where the man pushes the woman down to the ground. Like the deadbeat dad that we know the man is about to become, he bails on the woman and his son.

The viewer watches as the woman has to take on the burden of making ends, something particularly difficult when you’re waiting tables. Bills and eviction notices soon begin to arrive, forcing the mother and son duo to move into a cheap motel.

As the video progresses, we watch as their bond gets stronger through their difficult times, and as time moves on, their situation starts to get better.

We warned you that it was going to be a tearjerker. Watch the music video for “Never There” above.

“Never there” will join previously released tracks “A Death in the Family” and “Out for Blood” on Sum 41’s forthcoming seventh studio album.

Order in Decline is due out July 19 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders are available for purchase here. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of “Out for Blood” and “A Death in the Family.”

Order in Decline is the follow-up to 2016’s 13 Voices.

Sum 41 announced the release of their seventh studio album back in April. According to the band, the forthcoming record will be their “heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.”

Later this month, the group will join the Used, Circa Survive, and Thrice on the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival. The 25-stop tour kicks off later this week at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas.

Sleeping with Sirens announce ‘How It Feels to Be Lost,’ share new music video

The new era of Sleeping with Sirens is officially here!

After teasing fans earlier this week with cryptic messages and a social media purge, the group has confirmed that it was all in preparation to launch the band’s newest iteration.

On Wednesday (June 19), the Florida-founded act announced the upcoming release of their fifth studio album. Titled How It Feels to Be Lost, the 11-track record is due out Sept. 9 through Sumerian Records.

Pre-orders for How It Feels to Be Lost are now available for purchase on the band’s website. How It Feels to Be Lost is the follow-up to 2017’s Gossip.

To coincide with the new album announcement, the quintet shared the music video for the record’s lead single, “Leave It All Behind.” As teased on Monday, the three-and-a-half-minute clip begins with frontman Kellin Quinn walking the lobby of a hotel or apartment building.

He gets into an elevator and exits on a specific floor before entering a room (room 13 for those of you who are curious). While in the room, he changes from his casual attire to a suit before having a full meltdown in the bathroom. He throws himself out of the room’s window, but never quite reaches the ground.

Instead, he ends up in what looks like an alternate world where the rest of the band is awaiting his arrival. For a portion of the clip, the viewer watches the band perform the song. Suddenly, the video cuts to the five guys with glass boxes around their heads as it fills up with water. As they all begin to panic, the water slowly drains. When they’re released from their constraints, they come face-to-face with a burning world in front of them

Is this meant to be a metaphor for the band shedding their former sound/selves? Probably.

Watch the music video for “Leave It All Behind” above.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, Quinn conducted an interview with Loudwire where he spoke about the making of the album and how the group almost went on hiatus. He even reveals how the band’s massive success with Gossip had him feeling like a fraud, not believing a single word he sang, and how he would drink to numb his feeling of insecurity. Read the full Loudwire interview here.

Sleeping with Sirens will join the Used, Sum 41, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more on the inaugural Disrupt Festival. The tour begins later this week at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. The full tour itinerary can be found here.