The Used plot intimate-venue tour for early 2020

A new song and a new tour? 2020 is shaping up to be a good year if you’re a fan of the Used.

On Tuesday (Dec. 10), the Utah-founded band announced plans to embark on a short United States-centric outing. Unlike their previous tours, this one will be a little different with the foursome performing at intimate venues across the country.

The early 2020 excursion kicks off on Jan. 21 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, and wraps up a month later on Feb. 22 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. The month-long tour journey includes stops in Los Angeles, Sacramento Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, the band’s hometown of Salt Lake City, and more.

“We are incredibly excited to announce we’ll be kicking off 2020 with a very special US tour for all the hardcore Used fans!” the band posted on Instagram.

“These shows are in some of the smallest rooms we’ve played in over a decade and will be unlike any other Used show you’ve seen.”

Pre-sales begin this Wednesday, Dec. 11. To get first dibs on these limited pre-sale passes, you need to sign up on the Used’s website for access. General ticket sales begin this Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Dragged Under will hit the road alongside the Used throughout the upcoming tour.

Last week, the group surprised fans with a brand new song titled “Blow Me.” The track features Fever 333 frontman Jason Aalon. Listen to “Blow Me” above, while the list of tour dates can be found below.

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Watch Weezer get ‘Lost in the Woods’ for their ‘Frozen 2’ soundtrack contribution

Weezer is getting a little help from a Disney princess for their latest music video.

On Monday (Dec. 9), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for “Lost in the Woods,” their contribution to the “Frozen 2” soundtrack.

The three-minute clip finds the band isolated in the fairy tale woods from the movie. Throughout the video, we watch as frontman Rivers Cuomo (who is dressed up as Kristoff) walks through the woods searching for something or rather someone. That someone turns out to be Princess Anna herself, Kristen Bell.

Watch the music video for “Lost in the Woods” above.

“Lost in the Woods” was initially performed by Jonathan Groff, who plays Kristoff in the latest installation of the hit Disney franchise.

Weezer joins the movie’s stars Idina Menzel (Elsa), Bell (Anna), Josh Gad (Olaf), Groff (Kristoff), and Evan Rachel Wood (Iduna) as well as Panic! at the Disco, and Kacey Musgraves on the soundtrack.

Like Panic! at the Disco’s version of “Into the Unknown,” Weezer’s take on the song is played during the end credits of the movie.

In other Weezer news, the group recently announced their new studio album Van Weezer will be out on May 15, 2020. Because a new album (and its accompanying single) wasn’t enough, the band also dropped the music video for another new song titled “California Snow,” while Cuomo penned and performed the theme song for Netflix’s “Green Eggs & Ham” series.

Next summer, Weezer will join Green Day and Fall Out Boy on their massive Hella Mega tour.

The lengthy outing will include shows in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada during the summer months of 2020.

The lengthy trek begins on June 13 at La Defense Arena in Paris and concludes almost three months later on Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Watch a modern romance unfold in Fall Out Boy’s music video for ‘Bob Dylan’

Surprise! Fall Out Boy has released a brand new music video.

On Wednesday (Dec. 4), the Chicago-founded act unleashed the three-and-a-half-minute clip for their new song “Bob Dylan.”

The video follows Frankie, a cartoon character, who only wants a girl named Star Dust, to answer his text messages.

The clip begins with our star relaxing in a bathtub, sending a text to Star Dust while simultaneously watching Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Dear Future Self (Hands Up).” Like we all fear, Frankie drops his phone in the tub (he’s going to need A LOT of rice to fix that). He submerges himself under the slew of bubbles to rescue his probably-messed-up device and ends up in an alternate universe.

In this world, Frankie is a star, getting rides in limos, appearing on billboards, going on late night shows, showing up to red carpet events, and appearing on magazine covers. All the while, he’s still trying to get Star Dust’s attention, which she doesn’t reciprocate.

Frankie seems to be doing all that he can to get Star Dust’s attention, but in the end, it doesn’t matter. She finally sends him a text saying that she likes him for him.

Watch the music video for “Bob Dylan” above.

“Bob Dylan” is featured on Fall Out Boy’s latest greatest hits compilation Believers Never Die Volume 2. The 13-track collection was released last month and features the group’s singles from 2003 to 2008 (aka right before they went on that heartbreaking hiatus) as well as two new tracks (“Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” and “Bob Dylan”).

Next summer, Fall Out Boy will join Green Day and Weezer on their massive Hella Mega tour.

The lengthy outing will include shows in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada during the summer months of 2020.

The lengthy trek begins on June 13 at La Defense Arena in Paris and concludes almost three months later on Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, and Lana Del Rey to headline Hangout Fest 2020

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The weather outside is borderline frightful, but Hangout Fest is ready to make it delightful. On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Alabama-based music festival unleashed the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event.

Headlining next year’s roster are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cage the Elephant, Lana Del Rey, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Marshmello, and more.

Joining the acts above on the bill are Juice WRLD, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Louis the Child, The Head and the Heart, Moon Taxi, T-Pain, The Band Camino, Wallows, RL Grime, Jhené Aiko, (not surprisingly) Finneas, Alec Benjamin, Bea Miller, Barns Courtney, and more.

Talk about an eclectic and genre-diverse list. At the time of publication, over 60 artists have been confirmed to take the stage at the three-day event.

Hangout Fest 2020 returns to its home of Gulf Shores, Alabama, during the weekend of May 15-17. Pre-sale passes go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. CT. General ticket sales begin next Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. CT. Ticket information can be found here.

Three types of tickets will be available come sale time; general admission, VIP, and for those feeling some serious YOLO vibes for 2020, the Super VIP.

If you feel like next year is all about going big or going home, there are always the Big Kahuna or Cabana options.

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A Day to Remember return with ‘Resentment’

We may not have A Day to Remember’s new studio album in our hands yet, but they’re giving us a little something to hold us until then.

On Friday (Nov. 22), the Florida-founded band unleashed another new song from their forthcoming record. Titled “Resentment,” the track finds the band channeling their old sound with its poppy verses and screaming chorus.

You know, the same sound that took them from performing in small venues to headlining massive music festivals.

Listen to “Resentment” above.

“Resentment” will join previously received (and lukewarmly received) single “Degenerates” on the group’s seventh studio record, You’re Welcome.

Initially set for a Nov. 15 release date through their new home of Fueled By Ramen, the album will now see an early 2020 release time frame. The band made the disheartening announcement in early November.

“A couple months back we announced we’d be releasing our album Nov 15th,” wrote the band in their public statement.

“It’s taken a little longer than expected, and we just aren’t done with it yet. So we are moving this to early 2020. Rest assured, there’s a lot of new music coming out very soon, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

The five-piece is currently at the tail-end of their “Degenerates” North American tour with newly Grammy-nominated I Prevail and Beartooth.

Tonight, all three acts will play the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, and tomorrow, the final show of the outing will take place at the Crown Theater in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The 1975 channel arthouse films with ‘Frail State of Mind’

Some may wonder what the inside of The 1975 frontman Matt Healy’s head may look like. We want to say it may look a lot like the band’s latest music video.

On Thursday (Nov. 21), the British band unleashed the arthouse-inspired clip for their track “Frail State of Mind.” The four-minute video finds Healy in a room surrounded by a mess of paper, some random computer-generated designs, and scenes that look like they came straight out of several artsy music videos from the 90s.

We’re going to assume the clip is supposed to be a visual representation of what’s going on in Healy’s head at any given time.

Watch the Healy, Patricia Villirillo, and Mara Palenamusic-directed video for “Frail State of Mind” above.

“Frail State of Mind” officially made its debut in October on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio Beats 1 show.

The recently released tune joins “People” and “The 1975” (which features a monologue from 16-year-old climate change activist and current BAMF Greta Thunberg) on the quartet’s upcoming fourth studio album.

Note on a Conditional Form is the long-awaited companion album to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Note on a Conditional Form is due out Feb. 21, 2020, through Dirty Hit / Interscope. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

The 1975 are currently on the road for a short North American outing. The excursion began last weekend and will conclude at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis on Dec. 13. This upcoming weekend, the four-piece will join a slew of bands at the 2019 incarnation of 104.3 The Shark’s Riptide Music Festival

The 1975 join The Killers, the Revivalists, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, Jimmy Eat World, and more on this year’s roster.

Coldplay to postpone all touring plans until it’s ‘environmentally beneficial’

A new album from Coldplay means a brand new tour is on the horizon…right?

Nope. Not at all.

On Thursday (Nov. 21), the Brtish band revealed that they will not embark on a tour in support of their new studio effort until they can reduce their environmental impact.

During a recent interview with BBC News, frontman Chris Martin made the surprising announcement.

“We’re not touring this album. We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial,” the singer explains to the publication.

“Our next tour will be the best possible version of a tour like that environmentally. We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral.”

He continues: “The hardest thing is the flying side of things. But, for example, our dream is to have a show with no single-use plastic, to have it largely solar-powered. We’ve done a lot of big tours at this point. How do we turn it around, so it’s not so much taking as giving?”

It’s quite an ambitious feat, but when you’re one of the biggest bands in the world, nothing is ever really that impossible.

Coldplay is set to release their eighth studio album, Everyday Life, this Friday (Nov. 22). The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s A Head Full of Dreams was previously revealed to be a double album, one side titled Sunrise and the other titled Sunset.

To coincide with the album’s release, Coldplay previously announced that they will join forces with YouTube Originals for two exclusive performances.

Titled “Coldplay: Everyday Life – Live in Jordan,” the event will stream live from Jordan on Nov. 22, the day of the album’s release.

The quartet’s performance will be divided into two sessions; Sunrise and Sunset. The Sunrise album will be performed at 4 a.m. GMT, while Sunset will take at 2 p.m. GMT. The full stream will be available here.

Earlier this week, the group unleashed two more songs from the forthcoming record, “Daddy” and “Champion of the World.”

We Came As Romans plot ‘To Plant a Seed’ ten-year anniversary tour

The good news.

We Came as Romans are hitting the road next spring to celebrate their debut album’s tenth anniversary.

The bad news.

This will be the last time you will see any of those tracks on their setlists.

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), the Michigan-founded band announced plans to embark on an anniversary tour to celebrate the decade since they unleashed their debut album, To Plant a Seed. Dubbed the To Plant a Seed 10-Year Anniversary tour, the group will perform at venues across the continent throughout March and April 2020.

The newly announced gigs will include stops in St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Toronto, Montreal, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and more. The over-a-month-long trek will kick off on March 5 at the House of Blues in Chicago and conclude on April 11 at Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan.

In a post about the forthcoming outing, guitarist Joshua Moore announced that this will be the last time that any track from To Plant a Seed would grace their setlists.

“Over the course of 10 years, we’ve released four other albums, and we’re even working on a fifth! With that being said, we are going to be throwing these songs into the vault of old WCAR — and retiring them from all future setlists after this tour.”

The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Dayseeker will join We Came as Romans during the springtime outing.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

Things have been relatively quiet for We Came as Roman since the untimely death of co-vocalist Kyle Pavone in 2018. Earlier this fall, the group unleashed two new songs, “Carry the Weight” and “From the First Note.”

Their last studio effort was 2017’s Cold Like War.

Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more to play Epicenter 2020

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We may be suffering from a severe case of the winter blues, but that’s not stopping us from daydreaming about the warm weather and all the music festivals that come with it.

On Tuesday (Nov. 19), the masterminds behind some of the best rock-centric music festivals in the United States announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of North Carolina’s Epicenter. Let’s just say, it’s going to be EPIC (yes, we did use a pun).

As previously announced, Metallica will headline not one, but two of the three days (Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3). According to Metallica, they will perform two different setlists, so no, you won’t hear “Enter Sandman” on both nights.

“We’re headlining in Charlotte, NC with 2 different sets,” the band tweeted.

Metallica’s appearance at Epicenter is part of an exclusive deal with Danny Wimmer Presents. The joint venture, which was announced last month, will find the iconic metal act headlining all five of the promoters’ hard rock festivals in 2020.

“Metallica isn’t just another headliner. When Metallica takes the stage, it’s an event. It’s an experience. That’s the same standard we’ve set for every DWP festival – from the first band to the last band, and everything that happens in between. I can’t wait to bring the biggest band in the world to the biggest rock festivals in America,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.

“Metallica paved this road that we travel. How many artists on the bill at these five festivals first picked up an instrument, or first started a band, because of Metallica?”

The massive lineup will also feature an exclusive 2020 North Carolina performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Disturbed, Deftones, Godsmack, Volbeat, Staind, Papa Roach, David Lee Roth, Gojira, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Royal Blood, Anthrax, Dropkick Murphys, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, and many more round out the next year’s roster.

In addition to the massive lineup, Danny Wimmer Presents also revealed that Epicenter will move to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. According to a statement, the relocation was one of the biggest requests from fans.

“We’re pleased to announce that Epicenter is moving to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds,” says Danny Wimmer Presents CEO Danny Hayes.

“The new location offers plenty of nearby lodging, increased camping, and convenient travel options. The number one request we received from the fans was to move the festival to Charlotte, …and we listened.”

Epicenter 2020 will take place during the weekend of May 1-3 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campgrounds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets for the weekend-long event are currently on sale.

The full lineup can be found below.

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Emarosa are ‘Ready to Love’ on their latest standalone single

Emarosa is back to tell you they’re ready for love.

On Monday (Nov. 18), the Kentucky-founded band unleashed a brand new song, the first since the February release of their current album, Peach Club.

During a quick sit-down with Billboard, frontman Bradley Walden unveiled the inspiration behind the new track, and let’s just say, it’s very mature.

“‘Ready to Love’ is that bite that’s too hot. You know it’ll hurt, you know it’s not ready, but it takes that pain to learn your lesson,” the vocalist tells the publication.

“The older you get, the more self-aware you become about what you want for yourself and what you want in a partner. A lot of time can be wasted being with people out of loneliness. This song is a reflection of moving past that and knowing what you want, knowing your worth, and knowing what you are/are not ready for.”

Listen to “Ready to Love” above.

“Ready to Love” is the group’s first new track since the release of their fifth studio album, Peach Club. The studio effort not only marked their first release through their new home of Hopeless Records, but it also found the band shifting from their old screamy sound to new, 80s-inspired music.

Since its early 2019 release, Peach Club has produced several singles, including “Givin’ Up,” “Cautious,” “Don’t Cry,” and Walden’s tribute to his mother, “Get Back Up.”

In support of the album, Emarosa announced plans to embark on one last tour before the year ends. The new Peach Club tour dates include shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, and more.

The 18-stop jaunt begins on Nov. 29 at Holy Drive in Sacramento and concludes in mid-December with a two-night engagement (Dec. 21 and 22) at the Moroccan in Los Angeles. At the time of publication, 15 out of the 18 shows have been classified as sold out.

“We’re performing Peach Club front to back,” Walden said in a press statement in July. “We’ve never done anything like this. It’ll be special.”

The full list of tour stops can be found here.