Good Charlotte announce North American ‘Generation Rx’ fall tour

Good Charlotte’s new album may be a few months away, but the group is already making plans to hit the road in support of its upcoming release. On Monday (July 9), the Maryland-founded band unveiled a lengthy North American tour that will find them touring the continent during the months of October and November. Titled the Generation RX North American tour, the trek will begin on Oct. 12 at the Open Air ACMX in Mexico City.

After being on the road for a month and a half, the trek will conclude on Nov. 24 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. The upcoming excursion will find the band performing at venues in several large markets including New York, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and more. While the tour dates have been confirmed, Good Charlotte’s supporting act(s) are still TBA.

VIP tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website. For fans who would like to get their hands on tickets early, all they need to do is register for GC FAM (the band’s fan club). Those tickets will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, July 10. Following all the pre-sales, general admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 13.

The forthcoming tour will be in support of Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation RX. The new record is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN.

Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

For now, Good Charlotte’s Generation RX North American tour itinerary can be found below.

GENERATION RX NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Oct. 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
Oct. 16 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 20 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Oct. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Oct. 27 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
Oct. 28 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 29 – New York, NY  Terminal 5
Nov. 1 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Nov. 3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
Nov. 4 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
Nov. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Nov. 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 10 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Nov. 11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 16 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
Nov. 17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms

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We the Kings drop new single ‘Even If It Kills Me’

It’s been a week since We the Kings returned with not only a new song, but a new album. Now, the group is giving fans another new tune from the upcoming release. On Thursday (June 28), the Florida-founded band unleashed a new song titled “Even If It Kills Me.” For longtime fans of the band, the song is a throwback to the five-piece’s earlier sound.

“There are songs on this album that aren’t like the second through fifth albums,” explains frontman Travis Clark about the impending release. “They’re a lot like the first. Maybe it was our way of doing a tip of the hat to the fans who have stuck around.”

Listen to “Even If It Kills Me” above.

“Even If It Kills Me” will join previously released track “On My Love” on We the Kings’ sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love. In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour.

We the Kings return with new song, new album

Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.

“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.

“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”

Listen to “On My Love” above.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.

In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.

SIX TRACKLISTING:

1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
5. “Ride”
6. “Alive”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
10. “Immortal”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”

Death Cab for Cutie announce new album, stream new single

Death Cab for Cutie will have a new set of tunes to play when they hit the road later this year. On Wednesday (June 13), the Washington-founded band formally announced the release their ninth studio album. Titled Thank You for Today, the new album is due out Aug. 17 through Atlantic Records.

The forthcoming record was produced by Rich Costey who produced Death Cab’s previous studio album, KINTSUGI. Thank You for Today marks the band’s first record to feature newly added members Dave Depper and Zac Rae; both Depper and Rae have been part of the group’s touring band since 2015.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also debuted the album’s lead single, “Gold Rush.”

Heading over to NPR to discuss the new song, frontman Ben Gibbard explains that the song is not about complaining and yearning for the good old days, but rather an observation on how things have changed.

“The song is not a complaint about how things were better [back then] or anything like that. It’s an observation,” Gibbard explains. “[But] more about coming to terms with the passage of time and losing the people and the moments in my life all over again as I walk down a street that is now so unfamiliar.”

Watch the Alex Southam-directed music video for “Gold Rush” above.

Pre-orders for Thank You for Today are currently available here. Those who pre-order the new album will receive an instant download of “Gold Rush.”

Later this month, Death Cab for Cutie will debut the new song live on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The band will take over the stage on Thursday, June 21.

In support of the new album’s release, Death Cab for Cutie previously announced plans to hit the road for an intimate venue fall tour. The upcoming tour will begin on Sept. 24 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon and conclude a month later on Oct. 23 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

You Me at Six announce new album, drop two new songs

You Me at Six are back at it again. On Wednesday (June 6), the British band announced the impending release of their sixth studio album, VI. The upcoming album is due out Oct. 8 through AWAL Recordings’ new Underdog Records imprint. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering several bumdles to choose from.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also debuted not one, but two new songs from the forthcoming ten-track record. The new songs are titled “3AM” and “Fast Forward.” Listen to “3AM” above while “Fast Forward” can be streamed here.

In an interview with Upset Magazine, vocalist Josh Franceschi gave some insight into the inspiration behind “Fast Forward.”

“‘Fast Forward’ is very much a self-assessment song lyrically and I’ll be honest with you – my personal life, and also my life within the band during the whole Night People era, was just sort of coasting,” Franceschi admits.

“Whether it be coasting through bad stuff or good stuff, it was just coasting. There was no flag in the ground moment. Sometimes you have to lose something to know what it meant to you in the first place. With You Me at Six, we felt like we’d lost our way a little bit on the last record, and therefore it made us so hungry.”

VI was recorded at VADA Studios in Alcester on the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border with Dan Austin whose resume features Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, and the Pixies. This record will also mark the first time the band has co-produced one of their own albums.

VI is the follow-up to the group’s 2017 release, Night People. The complete track listing for VI can be found below.

VI TRACK LISTING:

1. “Fast Forward”

2. “Straight to My Head”

3. “Back Again”

4. “Miracle in the Mourning”

5. “3AM”

6. “I O U”

7. “Pray for Me”

8. “Predictable”

9. “Danger”

10. “Losing You”

Good Charlotte sign deal for new studio album

Good Charlotte fans have been waiting weeks to see what the guys have been hiding up their sleeves, but now, it looks like the cat may have been let out of the bag a little early due to a new business deal. On Tuesday (May 22), Billboard reported that the Baltimore-founded band had signed a worldwide deal with BMG to release their new studio album.

The only problem? The quintet had yet to confirm the news of an upcoming record.

According to the report, the yet-to-be-confirmed project will be Good Charlotte’s second album to be released through their record label imprint, MDDN. The first album they released through the MDDN imprint was their post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

“We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with,” reads a press statement on behalf of Benji and Joel Madden. “As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel.”

The new deal announcement comes a day after the band released another teaser clip on their Instagram account. Unlike all their previously posted cryptic gifs, this ten second snippet ended with the date May 25, 2018 appearing on the screen.

Prior to that, the group had posted gifs of their old press photos with a steel-blue skull superimposed over their faces. Then, last week, they did the same thing, but on some classic 90s albums including Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind, Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love, The Fugees’ The Score, Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skylines, and Kenny G’s Breathless.

As It Is rekindle the emo era with ‘The Wounded World’ video

It’s barely been a year and a half since As It Is released their sophomore album okay., but now it looks like fans should expect some new tunes before we say good-bye to the dog days of summer. On Thursday (May 17), the British band formally announced the release of their third studio album. Titled The Great Depression, the record is due out Aug. 10 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new album are available on As It Is’ website.

In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, the band released the music video for its first single, “The Wounded World” which introduces their longtime followers to a brand new era for the quartet. Watch the music video for “The Wounded World” above.

For some, the new darker image may or may not come as a surprise. At the end of April, photos of frontman Patty Walters sporting black hair, the emo fringe, massive eyeliner, and black nail polish surfaced on social media. While this elated some, it kind of confused others. The new look though, has a direct connection with the band’s goal with this album; to shine a light on mental illness.

“This record started…as an exploration of the question ‘Do we as a society have a fetish for mental illness?” begins Walters’ explanation behind the impending release.

“Do we romanticize or glorify a sickness? It was important for me to do some soul-searching around that question. Are we part of a scene that actually does more damage than good in terms of the way we talk about these issues?”

Guitarist/vocalist Benjamin Langford-Biss reveals that there was one major event in  the last year that helped shape the band’s new melancholy sound; the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. “What happened with Chester really shaped the direction of the story.”

Walters adds: “[The album] took a different turn when Chester Bennington took his own life.”

The Great Depression will be the follow-up to 2017’s sophomore effort okay.

Mayday Parade ask for a ‘Piece of Your Heart’ in new song, announce new album

Last month, Mayday Parade announced they had left their longtime home of Fearless Records for Rise Record where they would release their sixth studio album. Now, it looks like that brand new album may be in the hands of fans sooner rather than later. On Thursday (May 3), the Florida-founded band formally announced the title and release date for their impending new album.

Titled Sunnyland, the new album will be released on June 15 via Rise Records. Taking to social media, the band confirmed the name and release date for the 13-track album as well as debuted the music video for its first single.

“We’re happy to finally announce our first single ‘Piece of Your Heart’ off of our upcoming album Sunnyland, out June 15 on Rise Records!,” the group posted on all their social media platforms. Watch the emotional video for “Piece of Your Heart” above.

Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on Mayday Parade’s website. Sunnyland is the follow-up to the group’s last effort, 2015’s Black Lines.

In support of the band’s new record, they will hit the road this summer on the final Vans Warped Tour. Those upcoming tour dates can be found here while the complete track listing for Sunnyland can be seen below.

SUNNYLAND TRACK LISTING:

1. “Never Sure”
2. “It’s Hard to Be Religious When Certain People are Never Incinerated By Bolts of Lightning”
3. “Piece of Your Heart”
4. “Is Nowhere”
5. “Take My Breath Away”
6. “Stay the Same”
7. “How Do You Like Me Now”
8. “Where You Are”
9. “If I Were You”
10. “Satellite”
11. “Looks Red, Tastes Blue”
12. “Always Leaving”
13. “Sunnyland”

Christina Aguilera announces ‘Liberation’ with new song

Christina Aguilera is back and ready to begin a new era in her career. On Thursday (May 3), the pop star announced that her eighth studio album will see a release time frame of early summer. The new record will be titled Liberation and will be released on June 15 through her longtime home of RCA Records.

The singer’s latest effort will feature a total of 15 news tracks including her recently released first single, “Accelerate.” Just like her previously album, Lotus, Aguilera is the executive producer on the album.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, Aguilera unveiled the music video for Liberation first single. The new tune features rappers Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz. Watch the Zoey Grossman-directed clip above.

Pre-orders for Liberation are currently available on Aguilera’s website. In addition to Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, the new album will also feature a duet with Demi Lovato (“Fall in Love”) and vocal contributions from Jamaican dancehall singers Keida & Shenseea (“Right Moves.”).

Liberation will be the long-awaited follow-up to Aguilera’s 2012 release, Lotus. Though Lotus was Aguilera’s least successful record both in sales and reviews, it still managed to debut at the number seven spot on the Billboard 200 chart and sell a total of 73,408 units in its first week.

For now, the complete track listing for Liberation can be found below.

LIBERATION TRACK LIST:

01. “Liberation”

02. “Searching for Maria”

03. “Maria”

04. “Sick of Sittin'”

05. “Dreamers”

06. “Fall in Line” (featuring Demi Lovato)

07. “Right Moves” (Keida & Shenseea)

08. “Like I Do”

09. “Deserve”

10. “Twice”

11. “I Don’t Need it Anymore (Interlude)”

12. “Accelerate” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz)

13. “Pipe”

14. “Masochist”

15. “Unless It’s With You”

Bullet For My Valentine unleash video for ‘Over It’

With just a handful of days before they embark on their massive summer tour dates, Bullet For My Valentine have unleashed the music video for their new single. On Tuesday (April 24), the Welsh band released the almost four-and-a-half minute clip for their new tune, “Over It.” The clip predominately features the band inside of a dark room in which the only form of lighting comes from several slits in the roof.

The rest of the video follows a woman who seems to be in a dark place mentally. At the beginning of the video, the viewer watches as she floats in mid-air as if she had jumped off a ledge. As the video progresses, the woman is seen sitting and pacing in a darkly lit room and at one point, the viewer watches as thick, dark liquid begins to pour out of her mouth and eyes.

Towards the end of the video, the woman begins to spread the dark goo all over her skin and then tear at it revealing a bright galaxy hidden behind the darkness. Watch the music video for “Over It” above.

“Over It” is the lead single off Bullet For My Valentine’s upcoming sixth studio album, Gravity. Gravity is set to be released on June 29 through the band’s new home of Spinefarm Records. Earlier this month, the band confirmed the impending release of their new album by premiering the audio for “Over It” on BBC Radio 1.

In support of Gravity‘s release, the group previously announced a lengthy tour itinerary throughout the spring and summer months. Their upcoming tour will officially kick off this weekend with the band’s appearances at Florida-based sister festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville and Fort Rock in Sunrise/Fort Lauderdale. The group’s complete tour schedule can be found here.