Grouplove confirm the release of ‘Healer,’ plot a North American spring tour

A week after starting the new year with a new song, Grouplove has confirmed that they officially have a new album coming out later this year.

On Wednesday (Jan. 15), the Los Angeles-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their fourth studio album. Titled Healer, the record is due out March 13 through Canvasback Music and Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available for purchase here.

Healer is the follow-up to 2017’s Big Mess.

To promote the new album, the band will hit the road for a cross-country trek. Dubbed the Healer tour, the excursion will include stops in major markets such as San Diego, Sacramento, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Baltimore, Charlotte, and more.

The tour kicks off on March 18 at the Meow Wolf in Santa Fe and concludes two months later on May 21 at Iron City in Birmingham. Le Shiv will open for Grouplove during the March and April stops of the tour while Jealous of the Birds will open during the May shows.

Additional dates will be added to the newly announced itinerary at a later time.

Grouplove is teaming up with the Ally Coalition for the Healer tour. The Ally Coalition will work with the band to bring organizations that support at-risk LGBTQ youth to each show. They will also be joined on the road by HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that promotes participation in democracy through music, culture, and digital media.

Artist and Songkick pre-sales begin this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales for the springtime outing go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.


March 18 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
March 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
March 23 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory
March 24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
March 25 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
March 27 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
March 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
March 31 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall

April 1 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
April 3 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 4 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 5 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
April 9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
April 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
April 13 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
April 15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

May 7 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
May 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
May 9 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 12 – Providence, RI – The Strand
May 13 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
May 16 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 17 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
May 20 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
May 21 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City

Avril Lavigne drops new single ‘Tell Me It’s Over,’ confirms new album

Months after surprising fans with a brand new song and talks of a brand new album, Avril Lavigne has finally confirmed that her new record will be out in early 2019. On Thursday (Dec. 13), the Canadian pop star unveiled the details of her sixth studio album including its title, release date, and track listing. Titled Head Above Water, like the record’s lead single, the singer’s forthcoming studio effort id due out Feb. 15.

Head Above Water is the long-awaited follow-up to Lavigne’s 2013 self-titled. Pre-orders for Head Above Water are currently available here.

The 12-track record will feature title track “Head Above Water.” In conjunction with the new album announcement, the singer released the album’s second single; a track titled “Tell Me It’s Over.”

“‘Tell Me It’s Over’ is an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games,” said Lavigne in a press statement about the soulful, R&B-tinged tune.

“If someone doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, don’t put up with it.”

According to Lavigne, the new song was highly inspired by some classic soulful women of music including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Etta James and that she wanted to write a song that was classic and timeless.

Watch the Erica Silverman-directed music video for “Tell Me It’s Over” above while the complete track listing for the upcoming release can be seen below.


01. “Head Above Water”
02. “Birdie”
03. “I Fell In Love With The Devil”
04. “Tell Me It’s Over”
05. “Dumb Blonde”
06. “It Was In Me”
07. “Souvenir”
08. “Crush”
09. “Goddess”
10. “Bigger Wow”
11. “Love Me Insane”
12. “Warrior”

Foo Fighters to release ‘Concrete & Gold’ in the fall

A few weeks after releasing the lead single from their at-the-time-still-untitled new record, the Foo Fighters have officially uncovered some new album information. On Tuesday (June 20), the Seattle-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. The new record will be titled Concrete & Gold and is set to be released on Sept. 15 through Roswell Records/ RCA Records.

The new album finds the band teaming up with producer Greg Kurstin whose portfolio includes artists like Sia, Pink, and Adele. While it may seem odd to see one of rock’s hardest working bands team up with a producer whose resume predominantly features pop stars with radio-friendly tunes, it was Kustin’s work with own band, The Bird & The Bee, that brought the Foos to his front door.

“It blew my mind, ‘Again and Again,'” frontman  Dave Grohl said in a press release about The Bird & The Bee’s song. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”

In the same release, Grohl also revealed how the group wanted to make the “biggest sounding” Foo Fighters album and having Kustin on board helped them reach that goal.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” he said. “To make a gigantic rock record but with [producer] Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

Prior to Concrete & Gold‘s confirmation, the Foos had already revealed three songs that will be on the 11-track album; “The Sky is a Neighborhood,” “La Dee Da,” and lead single, “Run.”

In support of the new album’s release, the group will spend the rest of the year touring internationally. Before hitting the European touring circuit, the guys will launch their own music festival named Cal Jam 17. Cal Jam 17 will take place n Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California and will include performances by Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids, and many more. After that, they will head across the pond and make appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Sonic Summer Festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Rock the Beach.

Concrete & Gold is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Sonic Highways. During their time away, they did release a surprise EP titled Saint Cecilia to hold fans over until the new album was completed. For now, the complete track listing can be seen below.


1. “T-Shirt”
2. “Run”
3. “Make it Right”
4. “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
5. “La Dee Da”
6. “Dirty Water”
7. “Arrows”
8. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
9. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete and Gold”

New Found Glory confirms release of ‘Makes Me Sick’


A couple of months and cryptic messages later, New Found Glory has finally confirmed the title and release date for their brand new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 25), the Florida-founded band announced that their ninth studio album will be titled Makes Me Sick. The new record is set to be released on April 28 through Hopeless Records.

“Lyrically, this album looks at our culture and where we’re at—even in ourselves. We live in a place where people, ourselves included, spend so much time pointing the finger at others. They point at everything else they want to fix with the world, but they never really point at themselves,” guitarist Chad Gilbert explained to Alternative Press in a recent interview.

“This album is more vulnerable, but it’s a different kind of vulnerability and honesty than our other records. Musically, we’ve found this sort of freedom because of our fans and their loyalty to us over the years. We use this juxtaposition between our most accountable lyrics and our most fun music.”

In addition to the new album confirmation, the band has also announced that the first single off of the record will be titled, “Happy Being Miserable.” According to the band’s social media accounts, the music video for the track will premiere on Thursday, Feb. 16. On their official Twitter, the group posted an image of a table with four chairs, four pies, and a sign reading “New Found Glory Bake Off & Pie Eat.”

Back in December of 2016, New Found Glory announced plans to hit the road in the spring of 2017 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Titled the “20 Years of Pop-Punk” tour, the North American leg of the trek will kick off on March 22 at the Soundstage in Baltimore and wrap up a month and a half later on May 12 at Revolution Live in the band’s hometown(ish) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. During the excursion, the band will play selected albums in full. Those records include everything from 1999’s Nothing Gold Can Stay to 2009’s Not Without A Fight. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Makes Me Sick will be the follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Resurrection. Back in 2015, they re-released the album as Resurrection: Ascension which featured two new studio tracks, two reworked tracks including a newer (but not better) version of “Vicious Love,” and three acoustic tracks.

Sleeping with Sirens Frontman Gives Update on New Album


Sleeping with Sirens released their new album, Madness last summer, but now it’s looking like they’re ready to get back into the studio for a follow-up. On Sunday (Feb. 7), SWS frontman Kellin Quinn hosted a Periscope chat with his fans. During the chat, he updated fans about the group’s still-in-the-works new album. As it turns out, it’s going to be the band’s attempt to go back to their roots or as Quinn said, them “getting back to who we are.”

“It’s definitely going to be focused on us re-branding and thinking about our music in terms of what we really want to do with it,” explained Quinn. “I think when you’re making music and you’re expected to do certain things with your band, you kinda lose your touch and your focus. I definitely think this record is us getting back to who we are; getting back to concentrating on the music itself.”

He continued, “It’s definitely very, very opening, and probably the most personal record I’ve ever wrote.” Last month, Quinn has taken to Instagram to post snippets of two acoustic songs. One of the songs was “Who Are You Now” from the band’s 2011 release, Let’s Cheer to This, while in the second video was a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria.” According to the group, they will be releasing an acoustic record some time this year. The acoustic album announcement came a few months after they wrapped up their “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour.”

Say Anything Drop Surprise New Album


Surprise! Say Anything have released a brand new album. On Thursday (Feb. 4), frontman Max Bemis revealed that the band will be releasing a brand new album, with no build up or anything. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea to go all “Bey” and surprise the fan base with a new album. In a lengthy letter, which can be read here, the singer explain how the new record, I Don’t Think It Is, came to be and how it would differ from their previous work including their last album, Hebrews.

In addition to the new album’s name, Bemis and company are also giving their fans the opportunity to listen to the new album before its official release. The stream of the new record can be heard below.

I Don’t Think It Is is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 5 through Equal Vision Records. The band announced back in January that they will be hitting the road this spring. Now that a new record has been announced/released, it makes a lot of sense why they would go on a tour, randomly in the spring. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Asking Alexandria Confirm Release of New Album


Typically, when you get asked to join the Vans Warped Tour for the complete summer as a somewhat headliner, it means that you will be releasing some new music. Well, as the past has shown, that’s not always true. But for fans of Asking Alexandria, it looks like they will indeed be getting new music in the new year. Late last week, when most of us were celebrating the holidays, the band took the time to announce the released of their fourth studio album.

The band’s upcoming new album will be titled The Black and is set to be released in March through Sumerian Records. The Black marks the band’s first album without longtime vocalist, Danny Worsnop as well as the arrival of new singer, Denis Shaforostov, formerly of Make Me Famous. In an interview, guitarist Ben Bruce revealed how exactly things have changed with the arrival of Shaforostov.

“One thing that was a huge, huge difference – which was really refreshing – is Denis was really involved with the writing,” said Bruce. “He would critique me, he would give me ideas, he’d be, like, ‘I’ve heard you do better. Do better.’ And he really, really pushed me, whereas Danny would just kind of not do anything. I’d send him the songs and he’d be, like, ‘That’s shit. I don’t like it. It’s too heavy.’ And then, ‘If I have to do it, I’ll do it.’ So there wasn’t much interaction between me and Danny, but with Denis, he was very hands-on.”

Prior to the new record’s announcement, the band has released two new songs; “I Won’t Give In” and “Undivided,” showcasing Shaforostov’s vocals to those AA Family members who were still apprehensive about the addition. Check out the artwork for The Black below.


Just in time for the release of the new record, Asking Alexandria will be hitting the road alongside Bullet For My Valentine for their “The British Invasion Tour.” The tour is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 2 at the House of Blues in San Diego and wrap up a month or so later on March 7 at Metropolis in Montreal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Tonight Alive Confirm New Album, Release Lead Single


Back in July, Tonight Alive revealed they had finished recording their new album, the follow-up to 2013’s The Other Side. Now, several months later, the group has revealed not only the name of the album and the release date, but also the first single off of it.

The Australian band’s upcoming new album will be titled Limitless and is set to be released on March 4, 2016 through Fearless Records. The first single off of the impending release is a track titled “Human Interaction.” Watch the music video for the song below.

“Following an emotional reaction to our second record, The Other Side, and the healing of its touring cycle, we were allowed the clarity to explore a newfound, centered version of ourselves where creating something meaningful and everlasting was of the highest importance,” says frontwoman Jenna McDougall about the upcoming release.

“This record shares our journey of harnessing personal power and acts as the long-awaited answer to the questions of our previous records.”

Pre-orders for Limitless are currently available here.

In support of Limitless, the band will hit the road in 2016 for a joint tour with Florida’s Set It Off. The tour which has been named the “The Fight for Something Tour” will begin on March 1, 2016 at Chicago’s Bottom Lounge and wrap up on March 28, 2016 at the Marquis Theater in Denver, CO. The Ready Set and SayWeCanFly will hit the road with them as supporting acts.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


03/01/16 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/02/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
03/03/16 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
03/04/16 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
03/05/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/06/16 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/08/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
03/09/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/10/16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
03/11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/12/16 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
03/14/16 – Houston, TX @ Walters
03/15/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
03/17/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
03/18/16 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
03/20/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
03/21/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
03/23/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
03/24/16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/26/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/27/16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

The Rocket Summer Announce New Album


After being inactive for several years, The Rocket Summer has returned. Taking to social media, head honcho Bryce Avary revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album soon. Along with the news, he also revealed that he had joined forces with Pledge Music to release all kind of cool packages including things like the typical CDs and digital downloads of the record to crazy packages like playing cowbells on stage with the group, a chance to be on the band’s show guest list for life, and even the chance to go into the studio with Avary for two days.

A little bit of everything for everyone’s taste (and budget).

Read the statement from Avary about the group’s return, below.

“The Rocket Summer has returned.

I can’t even tell you how great this feels to be announcing the Pre-Order of this new full length album! I locked myself away for longer than ever to put my absolute everything into writing and recording an endless amount of new music that would push me further creatively than any of my previous albums. The result is an album that has it’s own special, unique sound that I couldn’t be more excited about and am so ready to share with you. I feel this is a new special chapter for TRS and I can’t wait to experience this with you guys. I’ve missed you all terribly while in the laboratory!

In addition to the pre-order of the new album, for the first time ever we’re offering unique experience packages to make this release as special as possible. Every pledge gets you a digital download of the album upon release as well as access to behind-the-scenes content and updates along the way.

Thank you SO MUCH for being such a huge part of this; none of it would exist without you. I can’t wait to get this new music out and get back on the road where I’ll be bringing a mountain of pent up excitement and energy along with me.

Let’s do this!


For more information about all the pre-order, click here.

As of now, the album’s name, release date, cover art, upcoming tour dates, and other important information are unknown. Avary has promised that all the information will come n due time.

The Rocket Summer’s last official release was 2013’s Christmas Madness EP. Before that, they released their fifth full-length record, Life Will Write the Words, back in 2012.

Escape the Fate Drop “Just a Memory,” Announce New Album and Tour


Escape the Fate may have just come off the Vans Warped Tour a couple of weeks ago, but now the band is unveiling a slew of good news for their dedicated fan base.

Today (Aug. 18), the band announced that they will be releasing a new album this fall titled Hate Me. Originally meant to be announced today, news of the band’s new record was leaked on Monday (Aug. 17), but that did not stop the group from holding off until it was supposed to be revealed.

In honor of the new album announcement, the band has also premiered the lead single off of Hate Me, a track titled “Just a Memory.” Listen to the song below and if you are digging the track, the band is giving the song away for free for the next 48 hours.

When asked about the album title which in a way fits the band since a lot (and we mean a lot) of people hate them, frontman Craig Mabbitt admitted that the name was a nod at the hatred people have for them.

“Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we’ve received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage,” admitted Mabbitt.

“I’ve had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape The Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they’ve shown us over the years. It’s very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through to get to this point.”

But standing up for their supportive fan base is not the only thing this record will stand for. According to Mabbitt, it will also be the beginning of a new era for the band.

“It’s the start of a new era for us,” adds Mabbitt. “We’re getting back on our feet, putting our middle finger up to the world and proving ourselves individually and collectively.”

In addition to the new album and lead single, Escape the Fate has also revealed they will be heading out on tour this fall n support of Hate Me. The tour will include support from A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, and Myka Relocate. Check out the full list of tour dates below.


Hate Me is set to be released on Oct. 30 through Eleven Seven Music.