Neck Deep and State Champs to Head on World Tour

Fresh off the release of their brand new album, Life’s Not Out to Get You, Neck Deep have  announced plans to hit the road in early 2016. Heading out alongside them for their “world tour” will be State Champs. The tour will kick off with a pair of shows on Jan. 6 in Perth, Australia. The first of two shows will take place at the YMCA HQ and is open to all ages while the second show will take place at the Rosemount Hotel and will be an 18+ event.

For their time in Australia, the tour will consist of one show for all ages and another for 18+. After Australia, they will head to Asia where State Champs will headline from Jan. 20-24 during the Japan stops. For the Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines dates, Neck Deep will be performing alone. Once the tour hits the United Kingdom, State Champs will rejoin the trek with Creeper and Light Years.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below (pay close attention to the legend to know who’s performing where).

NECK DEEP/STATE CHAMPS 2016 WORLD TOUR DATES:

Jan 06 – Perth, Australia @ YMCA HQ (matinée), (All Ages)
Jan 06 – Perth, Australia @Rosemount Hotel, (18+)
Jan 07 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid, (All Ages)
Jan 08 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid, (18+)
Jan 09 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro, (All Ages)
Jan 10 – Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel, (18+)
Jan 12 – Canberra, Australia @ The Basement, (18+)
Jan 13 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live, (All Ages)
Jan 14 – Melbourne, Australia @ Arrows, (All Ages)
Jan 15 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel, (18+)
Jan 17 – South Gippsland, Australia @ UNIFY festival, (18+)

Jan 20 – Tokyo Shibuya, Japan @ The Game*
Jan 21 – Osaka, Japan @ Pangea*
Jan 22 – Nagoya, Japan @3Star*
Jan 23 – Tokyo, Japan @ Club Asia*
Jan 24 – Japan @ TBA*
* = State Champs headline

Jan 26 -Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ KL Venue (formerly Alt HQ)**
Jan 27 – Singapore, Singapore @ Scape Ground Theatre**
Jan 28 – Manila, Philippines @ Skydome**
** = Neck Deep only

Feb 01 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Institute †
Feb 02 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @O2 Academy †
Feb 04 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Academy †
Feb 05 – Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Great Hall †
Feb 06 – London, United Kingdom @ Forum †
† = Neck Deep headline w/State Champs, Creeper, Light Years

More tour dates will reportedly be added at a later date. Neck Deep will be touring in support of Life’s Not Out to Get You which was released back in August while State Champs will be touring in support of their impending new record, Around the World and Back , which is set to be released on Oct. 16.

Neck Deep Post Statement About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Following allegations that were made yesterday (Aug. 22) against several members of Neck Deep, the band has now issued a formal statement about the situation. In the letter, the United Kingdom-based band revealed that they are taking the accusations against guitarist Lloyd Roberts and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans very seriously and are in the middle of trying to secure all the evidence against them since it is a situation that should be “approached with the utmost regard for all parties.”

In addition to that, they also confirmed that Roberts has decided that it is in the best interest of the band, as well as himself, to step down from the lineup to focus on “on his family, as he does not feel comfortable having his reputation, or that of the band sullied further by these accusations.” While there has been a lot of talk about what exactly Roberts is being accused of, it appears that he and Thorpe-Evans are accused of misconduct with underage girls.

One alleged victim took to her Tumblr account to share her story, with screenshots. She alleges that even though she’s currently 17 years old, all the sexual misconduct including Roberts sending her nude photographs, was done when she was 15. When the allegations first surfaced, Roberts took to Twitter to post a statement which read: “If any one thinks I’ve done something wrong, please tell the police. I’ll be more than happy to help.” He later followed it up with the message: “My previous statement still stands, until the point I hear otherwise I’m going to carry on with my life. Outside the internet.” After that message was posted, Roberts’ full Twitter profile was removed from the social media website.

Read the band’s statement below.

Statement from ND, August 23rd, 2015.

Yesterday, there were some allegations aimed towards our band. We feel that these situations should always be approached with the utmost regard for all parties, so we thank you for your patience whilst we have dealt with this matter internally.

Whilst the full facts of the matter at hand are still unclear, our guitarist Lloyd Roberts has decided to step down from Neck Deep to focus on his family, as he does not feel comfortable having his reputation, or that of the band sullied further by these accusations.

We sincerely apologise to anyone who has been caused distress or been affected by any of these events. As a band, we absolutely treasure our fans, we would not be anywhere without them, and we would never want them to feel disrespected or taken advantage of.

We would, however, like to ask you all to help be part of the solution, to not take part in posting rumours and gossip on the Internet in the absence of clear facts. We also ask that you please refrain from attacking the people making these statements via social media – we do not want anyone to feel victimised in any way.

Further, we cannot emphasise enough that serious allegations of this kind should ALWAYS be brought to the attention of the relevant authorities, and we urge anyone genuinely affected to use those official channels.

All shows will go ahead as planned, and we thank you all for your continued support and belief in Neck Deep.

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.

2015 VANS WARPED TOUR LIVE BROADCAST ACTS:

  • PVRIS
  • 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

Neck Deep Take Us on a Tour of Their Hometown in “Can’t Kick Up the Roots”

While a lot of Neck Deep fans were scrambling to hear the band’s new single, “Can’t Kick Up the Roots” when it leaked online this past Sunday (May 10), all it took was a little bit of patience (and two days) for the group to release the official music video for the song.

The music video features home video of the UK-based band walking around and partying in a town which we assume is their hometown of Wrexham. Just listen to the lyrics and you will probably agree with out assumptions.

The home video footage is cut together with video of the band performing the song in a room that looks like a place a group of guys, like them, live/lived in.

Watch the video below.

“Can’t Kick Up the Roots” will be featured on the band’s upcoming new record, Life’s Not Out to Get You, set to be released on Aug. 14 through Hopeless Records.

Pre-orders for Life’s Not Out to Get You have already begun on the band’s website. For those who pre-order the record, “Can’t Kick Up the Roots” will be given as an “instant grat” track.

While the album is not due to be released until August, Neck Deep will be heading out on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour for the entire two month plus trek. A great way to promote a new record.

Stream Neck Deep’s “Can’t Kick Up the Roots”

UPDATE:

So, the new Neck Deep song was taken down sometime during the night after we uploaded it here, but don’t panic quite yet because you can hear the new song here.

Sadly, there is a catch. You need to fast forward to the 33 minute and 30 second point to hear the track. It’s not that much of task for the almost three-minute song.

Officially, the song will debut tomorrow.


A week after revealing they will be releasing their new album at the end of the Summer, Neck Deep’s lead single has now been released onto the internet.

The United Kingdom based band’s lead single, “Can’t Kick Up the Roots,” was set to premiere on Tuesday, May 12, but for some reason the release date was moved up when the song made its debut on BBC Radio 1 earlier in the day.

We’re not complaining because now we don’t have to wait an extra couple of days for it.

Check out the song below.

Neck Deep will be heading out on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer for the entire trek while their sophomore album, Life’s Not Out to Get You will hit stores (both digital and physical) on Aug. 14 through Hopeless Records.

Life’s Not Out to Get You is the follow-up to 2014’s Wishful Thinking and was/is being produced by Andrew Wade and Jeremy McKinnon from A Day to Remember.

Neck Deep Announce ‘Life’s Not Out to Get You’

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If you’re a fan of Neck Deep, then today is a good Monday for you.

Earlier in the day, the U.K. based band revealed not only the name of their new album, the name of the lead single, the album art but also the release date for it.

Their second studio album will be titled Life’s Not Out to Get You and will be heading to a store (digital and physical) near you on Aug. 14 through Hopeless Records.

The first single off of the record will be titled “Can’t Kick Up The Roots” and is set to be released next Tuesday, May 12, the same day that pre-orders for the sophomore album begin.

Check out the album art below.

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In a twist, Neck Deep’s album will be released towards the end of the Vans Warped Tour which they will be on for the complete Summer, unlike many of the band’s on the traveling rock show who will be releasing their respective records towards the beginning.

Life’s Not Out to Get You is the follow-up to 2014’s Wishful Thinking and is being produced by Andrew Wade and Jeremy McKinnon from A Day to Remember.

Vans Warped Tour Announce First Five Artists for 2015

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With the announcement that they will be giving fans the change to join the Vans Warped Tour fan club, which will give those who join the chance to get tickets and merchandise at discounted prices, the festival also revealed plans to unveil the first five artists of next years event.

Last year, the festival decided to unveil the names of the artists performing at the 2014 shows through their reality TV show on Fuse, Warped Roadies (every week five bands were announced during the show).

Last night, the festival announced the Neck Deep, Front Porch Step, Handguns, Palisades, and Kosha Dillz are just five of the musicians hitting the road in the Summer of 2015 for the annual traveling rock show.

As always, tour dates were announced months ago with pre-sale of the tickets beginning yesterday. For more information about the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, check out their website.

As for the line-up, we will be keeping the line-up up-to-date as they continue to release more names.