Thirty Seconds to Mars confirm new album with massive tour

 

Just when fans thought Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album would never see the light of day, the band has finally confirmed a release date for it. On Thursday (Feb. 8), frontman Jared Leto made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he announced the release date for the band’s upcoming fifth studio album. The new record, which seems to have been given the title The New Album, will be released on April 6 through the group’s new record label of Interscope Records. The release date confirmation comes over a year after the band promised fans that new music was on the horizon, but kept postponing the release of any new tunes.

Pre-orders for The New Album are currently available on the group’s website. Back in August of 2017, the trio dropped the first single from the new record, “Walk on Water,” which has found massive success on the charts and on rock radio stations around the country. Last month, the group released the record’s second single, “Dangerous Night.” The New Album will be the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

In support of The New Album‘s release, Thirty Seconds to Mars also announced a massive tour which will find them touring across the continent during the months of June and July. The Monolith Tour will kick off on June 6 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up a month and a half later on July 22 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. Hitting the road alongside Thirty Seconds to Mars for the excursion will be Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Joywave, K. Flay, and Welshly Arms.

Walk the Moon will be Thirty Seconds to Mars’ direct opening act, performing at all but two stops on the tour. MisterWives and Joywave will open on all the June dates while Welshly Arms and K. Flay will take over as supporting acts during the month of July. Pre-sales for the tour will go on sale beginning this Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin a couple of days later on Friday, Feb. 16. The complete Monolith Tour itinerary can be seen below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.

THE MONOLITH TOUR DATES 2018:

June 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
June 8 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell*
June 9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
June 10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center*
June 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater*
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
June 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (w/ MisterWives, Joywave)
June 16 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion*
June 19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion*
June 20 – New York, NY** – Madison Square Garden*
June 21 – Holmdel, NJ** – PNC Bank Arts Center*
June 23 – Monterrey, MX – Machacha Festival
June 26 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live*
June 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
June 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
June 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place*
July 3 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (w/ Walk The Moon, Welshly Arms)
July 6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 7 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater^
July 8 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP^
July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ K.Flay, Welshly Arms)
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion^
July 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre^
July 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre^
July 18 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre^
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum^
July 21 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^
July 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

* Walk The Moon, MisterWives, Joywave
^ Walk The Moon, K.Flay, Welshly Arms

**on sale beginning 12pm local time

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Blessthefall announce new album, sign to Rise Records

When Blessthefall announced a massive tour for the new year in late 2017, fans were more than wondering if this was an official confirmation that they would be seeing new music soon. On Tuesday (Jan. 30), those longtime followers were given an official answer when the Arizona-founded band announced the release of their upcoming new album. Taking to social media, Blessthefall announced that their sixth studio album will be titled Hard Feelings and will see a release date of March 23.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band also unveiled the record’s first single, “Melodramatic.”  Watch the music video for the new track above.

As if the new album title, date , and single were not enough, the group also unveiled that the new album will be released through their new home of Rise Records.

“It’s not often a band like ours, that’s been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start,” Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan explains about their change of record label. “We’re here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn’t be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted.”

Blessthefall were previously signed to Fearless Records, where they released all their previous studio albums including 2009’s Witness, 2011’s Awakening, 2013’s Hollow Bodies, and 2015’s To Those Left Behind. The only album not released through Fearless was the group’s debut, His Last Walk, which was released through Science and Ferret Records (re-issue).

Pre-orders for Hard Feelings are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of Hard Feelings‘ release, Blessthefall will be hitting the road alongside Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

BLESSTHEFALL / OF MICE & MEN TOUR DATES:

Jan. 31 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater *
Feb. 01 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 03 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Feb. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Feb. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS *
Feb. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 12  – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 13 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Feb. 14  – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
Feb. 23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham
Feb. 24 – Destin, FL – Club Red
Feb. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Hall
March 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 04  – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
March 05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
March 06 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
March 07 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

*No Cane Hill

Listen: Franz Ferdinand drop ‘Lazy Boy’

With a few short weeks until the release of their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand have returned to treat fans to another new song from the impending record. On Thursday (Jan. 25), the Scottish band unleashed the audio for their latest single, “Lazy Boy.” Listen to the almost three-minute track above.

“Lazy Boy” will join previously released tracks “Feel the Love Go” and lead single/title track “Always Ascending” on the band’s upcoming new album. Always Ascending is set to be released on Feb. 9 through the group’s longtime home of Domino Records. Pre-orders for Always Ascending are currently available on the band’s website here.

Always Ascending will mark the band’s first record without founding guitarist, Nick McCarthy. McCarthy left the band back in July of 2016 to focus on his family and other musical projects. In 2017, before announcing their fifth studio album, the group confirmed the addition of Dino Bardot on guitar and Julian Corrie on keyboards, synth, and guitar.

In support of Always Ascending’s release, the newly revamped band will hit the road in the spring for their North American tour. Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming North American trek will kick off on April 8, 2018 at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up over a month later on May 17 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. The complete tour itinerary can be seen here while tickets are currently available on the band’s website.

MGMT confirm release of ‘Little Dark Age,’ announce tour

After having fans wait for almost a year for new music, MGMT have finally confirmed when fans should expect that new music to be out. On Tuesday (Jan. 16), the Connecticut-founded band announced the release date for their fourth studio album, Little Dark Age. Taking to social media, the group unveiled that the new album will have a release date of Feb. 9 through Columbia Records. Pre-orders for Little Dark Age will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 19, at noon local time on their website.

Prior to confirming the new album’s release, MGMT have released a total of three new songs, lead single “Little Dark Age,” When You Die,” and “Hand It Over,” all of which will be featuring on the upcoming record.

In addition to announcing the pre-order and the release date for Little Dark Age, MGMT have also revealed a lengthy tour itinerary for 2018.

The tour schedule will find the group performing all over the globe in countries such as German, Canada, the United States, France, Spain, and Italy. MGMT’s 2018 tour schedule will kick off on Jan. 30 at Huxley’s in Berlin and wrap up on July 17 at the Milano Summer Festival in Milan.

MGMT’s extensive tour schedule will include their appearances at several music festival around the world such as New Orleans’ BUKU Music & Art Project, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival, Italy’s Milano Summer Festival, and Spain’s Mad Cool Festival.

Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, the same day Little Dark Age‘s pre-sales begin. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

MGMT 2018 TOUR DATES:

Jan. 30 – Berlin, DE @ Huxley’s
Feb. 02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Feb. 03 – Brussels, BE @ AB Main Hall
Feb. 05 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Feb. 06 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
March 2 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth
March 3 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
March 05 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
March 7 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
March 8 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
March 9 – New Orleans, LA @ BUKU Music & Art Project
March 11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
March 15 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
March 16 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
March 17 – Montreal, QB @ MTELUS
March 19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
March 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
March 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
March 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 07 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
May 09 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four Building
May 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
May 12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
May 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
May 18 – Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
May 19 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 20 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
June 14-17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 29-July 1 – Beuningen, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole Festival
July 6 – Hérouville Saint Clair, FR @ Festival Beauregard
July 12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
July 17 – Milan, IT @ Milano Summer Festival

Jack White confirms new album with two new songs

Update — Jan. 12, 12:39 p.m. ET

Jack White has now confirmed the release date for his upcoming new album, Boarding House Reach. The record, White’s third studio album will have a release date of March 23.

According to press release from Third Man Records, the new album is White’s “most ambitious work thus far” which will come as no surprise to anyone who is a fan of White’s.

In addition to the release date, the official track listing has also been unveiled. Check out the full track listing for Boarding House Reach below.

Boarding House Reach Track Listing:

1. “Connected By Love”

2. “Why Walk a Dog?”

3. Corporation

4. “Abulia and Akrasia”

5. “Hypermisophoniac”

6. “Ice Station Zebra”

7. “Over and Over and Over”

8. “Everything You’ve Ever Learned”

9. “Respect Commander”

10. “Ezmerelda Steals the Show”

11. “Get in the Mind Shaft”

12. “What’s Done is Done”

13. “Humoresque”


Original— Jan. 10, 2:08 p.m. ET

Over the past week, Jack White’s name has become a headline staple with a handful of summertime music festivals confirming his appearance. After months of speculations and a cryptic teaser later, the singer has confirmed the release of this much-anticipated new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), White announced the release of his third, solo album, Boarding House Reach, by releasing two songs from it.

The first song, and lead single, “Connected By Love” was given an official music video for the occasion. The five-minute, Pasqual Gutierrez-directed clip can be seen above. The second song White unveiled is titled “Respect Commander” and can be streamed here.

In December, White posted a four-minute teaser clip titled “Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach.” Shortly after the mix debuted, fans began to speculate that the songs featured in the clip would be included on the new album. Theories were also popping around that the new album would be titled “Boarding House Reach” which proved to be true.

In addition to the two new songs and new album confirmation, White has also announced that he will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl featuring both “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander.” The 7-inch will only be available this Saturday, Jan. 13, at Third Man Records’ stores in Nashville and Detroit.

Boarding House Reach is the follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto. In support of the new album, White has already been confirmed to headline several music festivals including Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. While there has been no official release date given, Boarding House Reach will be released through White’s Third Man Records and Columbia Records.

New Years Day announces ‘Diary of a Creep’

New Years Day may have warned fans that they are in the middle of working on their fourth studio album, but it looks like the band is giving their followers a little something to hold them over until that new record is complete. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the California-founded band announced plans to release a six-song record at the end of January. Titled Diary of a Creep, the EP will feature a total of six songs; five covers and one new song.

The impending album will feature a brand new song titled “Disgust Me” as well as covers of Linkin Park’s “Crawling,” No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak,” Pantera’s “Fucking Hostile,” New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” and Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains” featuring Halestorm’s Lizzy Hale as the special guest.

“I want to start by saying; it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the five songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just five,” begins frontwoman Ash Costello. “It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshiped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday.”

Diary of a Creep is set to be released on Jan. 26 through Red Music / Century Media. Currently, the band is working on new material. Even though there hasn’t been much information revealed about their impending fourth studio album, it looks like the band has tentative plans for a fall 2018 release. The yet-to-be titled record will be the follow-up to 2015’s Malevolence.

As previously announced, New Years Day will hit the road later this month with In This Moment, P.O.D, and DED. “The Witching Hour” tour, named after In This Moment’s song by the same name, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. After being on the road for a month, the tour will conclude on Feb. 18 at The Palace in St. Paul, Minnesota. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Senses Fail announces new album with new song ‘Double Cross’

It’s time for Senses Fail fans to rejoice because the group just announced some major news. On Thursday (Nov. 30), the New Jersey-founded band announced plans to release their seventh studio album in early 2018. The new record will be titled If There is Light, It Will Find You and it will see a release date of Feb. 16, 2018 through Pure Noise Records.

Taking to social media, the group surprised fans by making the formal announcement with a simple, “New Song, new album!” and a 30-second trailer for the upcoming release. Back in June, the band took to Twitter to announce that they had just started recording the new record. “Today we started recording our 7th record ‘If There Is Light It Will Find You,'” the post read.

In addition to announcing the title and release date for the new 12-song album, the band also unveiled the music video for the record’s lead single, “Double Cross.” For those familiar with the band’s early discography, the new song sounds like it could have easily found a home on one of them, at least instrumental-wise. According to frontman Buddy Nielsen, the new record will sound more like their sophomore album, Let It Enfold You. Listen to “Double Cross” above.

Pre-orders for If There is Light, It Will Find You are currently available on the band’s website hereIf There is Light, It Will Find You is the follow-up to 2015’s Pull the Thorns from Your Heart. Earlier this year, the group released their In Your Absence EP which featured three new songs as well as an acoustic version of “Lost and Found” from Still Searching and “Family Tradition” from Life is Not a Waiting Room.

For now, the complete track listing for If There is Light, It Will Find You can be seen below.

If There is Light, It Will Find You track listing:

1. “Double Cross”
2. “Elevator to the Gallows”
3. “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes”
4. “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…”
5. “First Breath, Last Breath”
6. “Ancient Gods”
7. “Is It Gonna Be the Year?”
8. “You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense”
9. “Orlando and a Miscarriage”
10. “Shaking Hands”
11. “Stay What You Are”
12. “If There Is Light, It Will Find You”

Dashboard Confessional announces new album, sign with Fueled By Ramen

For Dashboard Confessional fans, it probably feels like they have been waiting for a new album for centuries. For over two years, frontman Chris Carrabba has repeatedly reassured fans that the group would be releasing new music soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), fans finally got what they have been waiting for when the band officially announced their seventh studio album. Taking to social media, the Carrabba-led act confirmed that their new album will be titled Crooked Shadows and that it will see a release date of Feb. 9, 2018 through their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

In addition to announcing the title of the new album, its release date, and the group’s new record label, Dashboard Confessional has also unleashed the record’s powerful lead single, “We Fight.” Listen to the new song above.

Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to 2009’s Alter the Ending even though the band released a standalone single titled “May” in the spring of 2016.

Earlier this week, the group tipped fans off that something big was coming when they cleared everything from their Instagram profile. All the images they previously had were replaced with an image that had the date “11.15.17” printed against a gray background. The group’s new music confirmation comes almost three years after Carrabba hinted that the band was in the process of creating a new record.

“It really feels like we’re eager to write, which means there’s probably a new record coming out,” Carrabba told Entertainment Weekly back in the summer of 2015. “Who am I kidding? There’s a new record coming.”

Well, after almost three years, fans finally got that record Carrabba had hinted at. Not only that, but according to Carrabba the new music, especially “We Fight” started out one way and evolved as time passed.

“It’s a weird thing when you write a song; you think you know what it’s about, but you don’t until some months later sometimes. So, I thought for sure it was just about how I found a place in the world, which was worth fighting for, which was the music scene that I come from,” Carrabba explained to Beat’s 1 DJ, Zane Lowe.

“I wasn’t cool in school. I didn’t fit in. I found this music scene and it fostered this community and it fostered the people in it. You could be black or white, you could be straight or gay, you could be a man or a woman. Everybody was equal and we were equally protected but we were equally encouraged to do something that challenged the status quo.”

For now, the complete track listing for Crooked Shadows can be seen below.

CROOKED SHADOWS TRACK LISTING:

1. “We Fight”
2. “Catch You”
3. “About Us”
4. “Heart Beat Here”
5. “Belong”
6. “Crooked Shadows”
7. “Open My Eyes”
8. “Be Alright”
9. “Just What to Say”

Franz Ferdinand confirms release of fifth studio album with new song

Earlier this week, Franz Ferdinand took to social media to tease that something big would be announced before the end of the week. Taking to Twitter on Monday (Oct. 23), the group posted a ten-second clip with the date “25.10.17” flashing against a black background while some music played in the back. The band accompanied the short clip with the caption “ARE YOU READY?” On Wednesday (Oct. 25), the Glasgow-based band confirmed the release of their fifth studio album, Always Ascending. The new record, which will feature a total of ten new tracks, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 9, 2018 through the band’s longtime home of Domino Records.

According to a press release on behalf of the band, the new set of songs is “a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.” In addition to confirming the name and the release date of the impending album, Franz Ferdinand has also given fans the first taste of the new LP by release its lead single and title track, “Always Ascending.” Listen to “Always Ascending” above.

Pre-orders for Always Ascending are currently available on the band’s website here.

To celebrate the massive good news, the band has also announced that they will be hosting a Facebook Live stream later today. The stream will go live beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST/12:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast from Paris’ Point Ephémère. During the live-stream, the band will reportedly preview a selection of their new recordings.

In support of Always Ascending’s release the band previously unveiled a slew of North American tour dates. Franz Ferdinand’s North American tour will kick off on April 8, 2018 at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up over a month later on May 17 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 27. The complete list of spring 2018 tour dates can be seen below.

FRANZ FERDINAND SPRING 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 8 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
April 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
April 27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
May 13 – San Diego, CA – North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre

Listen Now: The Used drops new single ‘Rise Up Lights’

With a couple of days left before the release of their upcoming new album, The Used has released another new tune from it. On Monday (Oct. 23), the Utah-founded band unleashed a second song from their impending seventh studio album, The Canyon. The new song is titled “Rise Up Lights” and fans of the band will be happy to hear how the new song sounds a lot louder and harder than their previous release. Listen to “Rise Up Lights” above.

“Rise Up Lights” will join lead single “Over and Over Again” on The Canyon. The Canyon is set to be released this Friday, Oct. 27 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here where the group is offering a slew of pre-order options.

In support of The Canyon, The Used is set to hit the North American touring circuit with Glassjaw at the end of the week. The upcoming tour will kick off this Friday (on The Canyon‘s release date) at The Masonic in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on Nov. 29 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The complete list of tour stops can be seen here.

The Canyon is the follow-up to The Used’s 2014 release, Imaginary Enemy.