New Politics to hit the road with the Plain White T’s, The Mowgli’s in the fall

The guys of New Politics are taking their insane show on the road once again later this year. On Tuesday (Aug. 20), the Danish rock band announced plans to embark on a fall/winter tour. Dubbed the “3 Dimensional Tour,” the group will perform at venues across the United States throughout November and December.

The 22-stop excursion includes shows in Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and more. The tour kicks off on Nov. 12 at the Metro in Chicago and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 20 at the Anthem at the Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City, Iowa.

The Plain White T’s and The Mowgli’s will join New Politics on the road throughout the impending trek.

Taking to social media during the early morning hours, the band made the official announcement.

“Why, yes. We are going on tour later this year!! Don’t miss The 3 Dimensional Tour with us, The Mowglis and the Plain White T’s!”

Fans can currently purchase exclusive Bandsintown pre-sale tickets here using the code “3DBIT.”

The tour announcement comes a day after the band was confirmed as one of the performers at this year’s Riptide Music Festival in South Florida. New Politics join The 1975, The Killers, the Revivalists, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, and more on the 2019 roster.

New Politics’ last studio release was 2017’s Lost in Translation. Earlier this year, they released a new song titled “Comeback Kid” which led to the band confirming that a new album was on the horizon.

THE 3 DIMENSIONAL FALL/WINTER TOUR DATES:

Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Nov. 13 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Nov. 16 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater*
Nov. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore+
Nov. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
Nov. 21 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
Nov. 30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Dec. 1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Dec. 3 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Dec. 4 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Dec. 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
Dec. 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom+
Dec. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Dec. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Dec. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Dec. 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Dec. 15 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Dec. 17 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
Dec. 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Dec. 20 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at the Hard Rock Casino

*No New Politics
+ No The Mowgli’s

The Killers, The 1975 to headline Riptide Music Festival 2019

Hold onto your surfboards Chum Club; 104.3 The Shark has announced the long-awaited lineup for the 2019 incarnation of their Riptide Music Festival. On Monday (Aug. 9), the South Florida-based radio station unveiled their rock and indie-centric lineup for the annual event.

Headlining the fall time festival will be The Killers and The 1975. Rounding out the roster will be The Revivalists, Silversun Pickups, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, K. Flay, Barns Courtney, SHAED, Reel Big Fish, Mogxn, Switchfoot, New Politics, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, The Band Camino, and many more.

The listing comes weeks after the radio station announced the return of their annual festivities. As with previous years, the station uploaded videos of crocheted versions of the musical acts, and let the listeners guess who will take the sandy stage in late-November.

Riptide returns to its longtime home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day event will take place during the weekend of Nov. 23-24.

Chum Club tickets have officially been classified as sold out, and early-bird tickets go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. local time.

With an epic lineup like this, it looks like it may be wise to get your tickets as soon as possible.

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Listen: New Politics drops new single ‘One of Us’

Over the past week, the guys of New Politics have been taking to social media to tease that something by the name of “One of Us” would be released at the end of the week. After days of teasing, the group finally unveiled what they had up their sleeves. On Friday (March 10), the Denmark-founded band unveiled their brand new song; a song titled “One of Us.” The anthemic, fist-pumping song can be streamed above.

In an interview with Alternative Press, New Politics drummer Louis Vecchio, explained how the new song came together and what it’s about. “‘One Of Us’ came about, and it resonates with me so much, about things that are going on in the world today, but it wasn’t written with that in mind,” begins the drummer.

“It [was] written from a really good place. We’re friends—we got to write this record in Brooklyn where we were living at the time. It was just a hangout session in our home studio, being together. That’s what this song really [says], that we were all just together.”

In the same interview, Vecchio was asked whether “One of Us” is a teaser of what to expect from the band’s still-unconfirmed new record. According to him, it “follows pretty well” with the rest of the album and that fans should expect a “very mature album” for the band when the new record is released. Read Vecchio’s complete interview here.

“One of Us” is the band’s first new tune since the release of 2015’s Vikings. While there has been no confirmation of a new album or a projected release date, we can assume that a new album could be seen in the near future.

Listen to New Politics’ Stripped Down “West End Kids”

If you have ever seen New Politics live, you would know first hand that their shows are usually full of more energy than someone who had drunk a lethal combination of Red Bull and Monster energy drinks. But did you ever imagine that you would see the day the Danish trio would put the energy to the side and give a stripped-down, piano version of one of their songs? Well, the band did just that recently and uploaded a stripped down version of their current single, “West End Kids.”

Watch the video of the piano rendition of “West End Kids” below.

“West End Kids” is the lead single from New Politics’ latest album, Vikings, which was released earlier this month through DCD2. In support of the new album, New Politics will be heading out on a fall tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and The Griswolds. The tour will kick off on Oct. 13 at the Sodo Showbox in Seattle and wrap up a month and a half later on Nov. 28 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo Showbox**
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater**
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/18 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/27 – Announcing Soon
10/28 – Announcing Soon
10/30 – Announcing Soon
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
11/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s**
11/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/11 – Announcing Soon*
11/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Echo Stage
11/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Announcing Soon
11/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
11/25 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore

*Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ONLY
**NO The Griswolds

New Politics Battle Their Famous Friends in “West End Kids”

What happens when most of your friends happen to be your fellow label mates?

Simple. Get them all to appear in your new music video.

New Politics went ahead and did just that for the music video for their latest single, “West End Kids.”

Joining the Danish trio in the video are Panic! at The Disco’s Brendon Urie, Travie McCoy, LoLo, MAX, and of course Fall Out Boy because a DCD2 artist-filled video is not complete without the head honcho of the record label himself.

The video begins with the boys playing an arcade game when a figure suddenly appears on the screen, telling them “all your girls belong to us.” As soon as they read that, they take off in their car to save their girlfriends. But things are not as easy as they seem as they get sucked into different takes on some iconic video game thanks to P!ATD’s Urie. In each, they have to battle an evil DCD2 artist to save the girls.

Check out the music video below.

“West End Kids” will be featured on New Politics’ upcoming new album Vikings. Vikings is set to be released on Aug. 14. Pre-orders for the record are currently ongoing.

Vikings is the follow-up to 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Announces Fall Tour

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While news broke yesterday (June 22) that there is a possibility that Jack’s Mannequin will reunite to go on tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakout record, Everything in Transit, frontman Andrew McMahon revealed today that he will be going back on tour this Fall with his new group, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

While this is probably not the kind of tour announcement Jack’s fans were hoping for, it’s still McMahon going on tour and last time we saw them, they performed “Dark Blue,” from EIT, so something is definitely something.

McMahon will be hitting the road with Denmark’s New Politics whose new album, Vikings is set to be released in August. Also hitting the road with the two groups are Australian four-piece, The Griswolds. For those going to see The Griswolds, pay close attention to the tour schedule below because there are a few tour stops they will not be playing.

The tour is slated to begin on Oct. 13 at the Sodo Showbox in Seattle and wrap up a month and a half later on Nov. 28 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.There are currently five “announcing soon” spots on the tour schedule, so if your town is not on the list, then maybe it will be coming soon.

Check out the complete tour schedule.

 

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo Showbox**
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater**
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/18 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/27 – Announcing Soon
10/28 – Announcing Soon
10/30 – Announcing Soon
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
11/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s**
11/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/11 – Announcing Soon*
11/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Echo Stage
11/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Announcing Soon
11/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
11/25 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore

*Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ONLY
**NO The Griswolds

New Politics Drop New Song, Reveal Upcoming Album

Just a couple of years ago, New Politics were playing supporting act for a newly reunited Fall Out Boy, but now, the Denmark-based band will be releasing their third studio album later this Summer.

The album is titled Vikings is set to be released on Aug. 14 through Pete Wentz’s label, DCD2, and Warner Bros. Records.

In order to get their followers pumped, the trio have released the (technical) second single off of the album; “West End Kids.” Reportedly, the track “Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)” which was released last September, was the first single from this upcoming new record.

When asked about the song, frontman David Boyd said via a statement: “The song is about Vesterport (West End), the area in Copenhagen where we once lived. It’s where we played some of our first shows, where we first fell in love, and first felt heartbreak. It’s also where we had to say goodbye in order to make the sacrifices needed to move to Brooklyn and live out our dream of playing music.”

An ode to home.

Check out the new song below.

The band will be hitting the road this Summer for a handful of festival dates. The complete list of their upcoming festival stops can be seen below.

NEW POLITICS SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR DATES:

May 15: Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Convention Center (Atlantic City Boardwalk Convention)
May 28: Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan (X107.5 OBC 2015)
June 6: Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre (106.5 The END Birthday Bash)
June 20: Lakeside, CA @ Lakeside Rodeo Grounds (FM 94.9 Dirty Parts Festival)
July 4: Indianapolis, IN @ Georgia Street (INDYpendence Day Street Fest)
July 5: Milwaukee, WI @ Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest)
July 11: Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (KTCL Channel 93.3’s Big Gig)
July 25: Buffalo, NY @ Canalside (Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle)

Vikings is the follow-up to 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem.

New Politics Cause Havoc in “Everywhere I Go”

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New Politics has been making waves in the past year, going from opening act to headliners in under two years.

That’s a big deal especially from a band not from America and it looks like the Danish band are going to stay, especially when you have backing from Fall Out Boy and Pete Wentz is your fairy godfather. New Politics are signed to Wentz’s D2C2 record label alongside Panic! at the Disco.

Today, the band have debuted the music video for their latest single “Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens).”

The video, which was shot with the help of the group’s fans, features a car setting fire to the street of what appears to be New York, break dancing, demolishing televisions, graffiting a car, and a sick rock show in a tiny venue.

Yes guys, New Politics’ show is just as crazy as it appears on film. We know, we’ve been at one.

Check out the music video below.

Earlier this week, it was announced New Politics would be one of the bands to take the stage on night one of KROQ’s 25th annual Almost Acoustic Christmas alongside fellow label mates/ former tour mates Fall Out Boy as well as Linkin Park, Incubus, Rise Against, and more.

But before they get to that in December, the band began a short, Midwestern tour yesterday in Lawrence, KS at the Granada Theater. Today, they will be hitting up The Pageant in St. Louis. The rest of their tour dates can be seen below.

EVERYWHERE I GO TOUR DATES:

11/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
11/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
11/16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Pete Wentz’s DCD2 to Launch Music Fest

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What happens when you combine some of the biggest artists signed to Pete Wentz DCD2 (formerly known as Decaydance Records)?

Simple; one hell of a festival that will have those that grew up alongside Decaydance and their artists looking for flights to Mexico.

DCD2 have revealed plans for Hydra Fest, a four-day hotel festival vacation slated to take place from April 15 to April 19 in Mexico. Included in the package are:  performances, a Q&A session, meals and drinks as well as room and board at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya.

Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics and newcomer LoLo (the female on Panic!’s “Miss Jackson”) are all confirmed.

Check out all the details for the newly established festival below and maybe, just maybe we can find a way to get there (where can we apply for press passes?).

If not, here’s to working our bums off for the next year.

“Hydra Fest brings Fall Out Boy fans together to enjoy four awesome nights of music at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.  In addition to two full shows and an acoustic set with a Q&A session from Fall Out Boy, the Fest will also feature two shows each from Panic! At the Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics, as well as music from LOLO.

More than just a run of shows, Hydra Fest is the ultimate rock & roll getaway with epic live performances for 2,500 lucky fans, who will stay on-site at the resort with all meals, drinks, concerts and most activities included in the price of the package. 

With shows that overlook a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya’s spectacular digs, Hydra Fest will be a singular chance to see FOB & the DCD2 family in an incredible setting.”

Watch Fall Out Boy Participate in a Drum-Off

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Fall Out Boy has just begun their “MONUMENTOUR” Summer tour with Paramore and New Politics this past week, and we have already begun to get some cool videos from it.

Yesterday, video surfaced of FOB covering Queen’s iconic song, “We Are the Champions” and today, video was released of frontman Patrick Stump and drummer Andy Hurley having a major drum-off to the tunes of, get this, Slayer AND Jay-Z.

Quickly, it seems like these kind of drum-offs will be a major staple of Fall Out Boy’s set during this tour, because video of them doing similar antics during their stop in Mansfield, MA and Hartford, CT has already made its way onto the internet.

Check out the video below and if you haven’t already gotten tickets to an upcoming date of the “MONUMENTOUR,” you might want to reconsider that.