Pierce the Veil to embark on the ‘Made to Destroy’ tour

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If you weren’t able to catch Pierce the Veil earlier this year when they hit the road for their “Misadventures” tour, then get ready because the band is ready to hit the road once again. On Tuesday (July 19), the San Diego-founded group announced plans to embark on a North American fall tour. The tour excursion has been named the  “Made to Destroy” tour and will feature support from Welsh band, Neck Deep and Michigan’s I Prevail.

The month-and-a-half-long tour will kick off on Sept. 3 at the Warfield in San Francisco and wrap up on Oct. 16 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. VIP pre-sales are currently available on the band’s website while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 22. The complete list of upcoming tour dates, as well as the official tour poster, can be seen below.

PIERCE THE VEIL’S THE MADE TO DESTROY TOUR DATES:

9/3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
9/4 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
9/7 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/10 – Denver, CO @ High Elevation Festival*
9/12 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
9/13 – Saint Paul, MN @ Myth Live
9/14 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
9/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/17 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance*
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Mutiny*
9/25 – Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival*
9/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
9/28 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
9/30 – Detroit, MI @ Chill On The Hill**
10/1 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life**
10/2 – Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom**
10/4 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
10/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/8 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/9 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
10/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
10/15 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Earlier this summer, the Californian four-piece hit the road with I the Mighty and Movements on their “Misadventures” tour. During the trek, the band played their brand new album, Misadventures, in full; the only time, according to frontman Vic Fuentes, that such a thing would be done.

“We wanted to celebrate our new album by putting on a once in a lifetime performance for our fans and offer them something that we’ve never done in the past. Playing an album live in its entirety is a rare and unique experience,” Fuentes had said in a statement. “It’s special because it usually only happens once, and then it’s gone forever. We look forward to sharing these new songs and seeing everyone at the shows.”

Misadventures is the much-anticipated follow-up to the group’s massively successful 2012 release, Collide with the Sky.

Houston Open Air Festival to launch in September

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A couple of months after announcing the launch of the Chicago Open Air music festival, festival organizers have unveiled that the fest will be getting a sister location. On Monday (May 16), the people behind the World’ s Loudest Month concert series announced that they will be launching the Houston Open Air music festival in September. During the announcement, it was confirmed that acts like Avenged Sevenfold, Pierce the Veil, Of Mice & Men, Alice in Chains, The Word Alive, and more would make their way to the Lone Star State at the end of September.

Heading to the NRG Park in Houston during the weekend of Sept. 24-25 will also be Deftones, Slayer, Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, HELLYEAH, Avatar, letlive., and many more. For those who are interested in attending, early bird tickets for the two-day event will begin this Tuesday, May 17, at noon CDT. A limited amount of tickets will be available for $89.50 or $99.50, while supplies last. Those wanting to spend the complete weekend at the show will be able to purchase weekend passes for $234.50. If you are not able to obtain early bird tickets, then general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 20, at noon CDT. The full lineup can be seen below.

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In addition to the list of rocking artists heading to Houston, festival organizers have also unveiled that  a portion of the proceeds will be donated Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund to assist with recent flooding in the Houston area.  The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the Houston community and aid the victims of the recent storms. If you cannot attend or want to donate directly, you can visit the website here.

Inaugural Texas Mutiny Festival to launch in Texas

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Texas will be getting another massive rock-centric music festival this fall. On Monday (May 2), AEG Live (the people behind Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and more) announced plans to launch the first annual Texas Mutiny festival. In addition to the new music festival announcement, AEG has also unveiled the lengthy roster of bands that will make their way to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in September for 12 hours of non-stop music.

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Pierce the Veil, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Candlebox, Nothing More, Starset, The Amity Affliction, Skindred, KYNG, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Avatar, Twelve Foot Ninja, September Mourning, and more will all make the journey to the Lone Star state for the one day event.

“Considering the ongoing success we’ve had in Dallas for years with Edgefest and the new success story this year with Off the Rails, the DFW market is one that is primed and ready for a top-notch hard rock festival,” explains Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Texas Mutiny for AEG Live. “We’re taking successful components from several of our other similar rock festivals to create an experience for music fans that is uniquely Texas. Our hope is that this is the first step toward establishing a long legacy that rock artists and rock fans in the Lone Star State can call their own!”

“AEG Live is one of the premier producers of rock festivals in the U.S., and we’re pleased to partner with them on one that reaches the hard rock audience,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said about the new music festival. “Charlotte Motor Speedway, our sister venue in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, has partnered with AEG Live for the [Monster Energy] Carolina Rebellion music festival since 2013 and we’re looking forward to hosting an equally successful event in the inaugural Texas Mutiny.”

Texas Mutiny will invade the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 24. For those living in Texas, or those who might want to take a trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, specially priced general admission and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 4. The special pre-sale will run from Wednesday to Friday, May 6 at 9:59 AM CDT, so make sure to obtain your tickets as soon as they go on sale. For more information about Texas Mutiny, head on over to the festival’s website here.

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Pierce the Veil debut new single ‘Circles’

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Weeks after confirming a new album and a short summer tour, Pierce the Veil has debuted another new song from their upcoming new album. On Tuesday (April 26), the California-based band debuted their brand new song on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The track which is titled “Circles” is the band’s third single off of their impending new record, Misadventures.

The San Diego four-piece was on hand to debut the song alongside Mac. During the interview that followed the song’s world premiere, Pierce the Veil announced plans to hit the European road later this year. “Come November 25, we will be doing a headlining tour in the UK,” announced bassist Jaime Preciado which led to around of applause and cheers from the rest of the band and Mac. Tour dates and more information about the European leg of the upcoming tour is currently available on the band’s website.

“Circles” as well as the band’s interview with Mac can be streamed here. “Circles” will join previous singles “Texas is Forever” and “The Divine Zero” on Misadventures. The new record is set to be released on May 13 through Fearless Records. This album marks the band’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Collide with the Sky. The North American leg of the “Misadventures” tour can be found here.

Pierce the Veil to play ‘Misadventures’ in full during summer tour

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After announcing that they will be performing an album release show in Mexico City, Pierce the Veil has now confirmed that they will be hitting the road this summer. On Thursday (April 7), the California-based band announced the first leg of their upcoming world tour. The tour will be in support of their upcoming, new album Misadventures. During this summer North American leg, the band will play the new album in full; the only time they will be doing such a thing.

“We wanted to celebrate our new album by putting on a once in a lifetime performance for our fans and offer them something that we’ve never done in the past. Playing an album live in its entirety is a rare and unique experience,” explains frontman Vic Fuentes. “It’s special because it usually only happens once, and then it’s gone forever. We look forward to sharing these new songs and seeing everyone at the shows.”

I the Mighty and Movements have been announced as Pierce the Veil’s supporting acts for the trek. Tickets for “The Misadventures” tour will go on sale beginning Friday, April 8 at 10 am local time. For those hardcore fans, VIP packages, which will include band meet and greets, will also be available.
Tour dates for the upcoming excursion can be seen below.

THE MISADVENTURES TOUR DATES:

June 5 – Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues
June 7 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
June 8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
June 10 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
June 11 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
June 12 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 14 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
June 18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
June 21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
June 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
June 24 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
June 25 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
June 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre

Misadventures is set to drop on May 13 via Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website. Last month, Pierce the Veil released the first single off the impending record, “Texas is Forever.”

Pierce the Veil premiere new song, ‘Texas is Forever’

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It’s going to be a year since Pierce the Veil released their last new song, “The Divine Zero.” On Thursday (March 24), things changed for fans of the California-based band. As promised last Friday when they confirmed the release of their upcoming fourth studio album, the band released the lead single from the impending release, “Texas is Forever.”

“‘Texas is Forever’ is a fast song, the fastest song we’ve ever done,” explains Pierce the Veil bassist Jaime Preciado about the over three-minute track. “It goes back to our roots and is going to be a fun song to play live,” added frontman Vic Fuentes. “It’s purely a self-indulgent song for us because it’s really fast and that’s what we grew up listening to. Lyrically, it closes the book on a relationship that I’ve been singing about over the last three albums.”

“Texas is Forever” is currently available on the band’s website for streaming, but the song can currently be streamed below without any hassle. Listen to “Texas is Forever” below.

Thursday also marks the first day fans of PTV can start placing their order for Misadventures. Those who pre-order the record ahead of time will receive an instant-grat download of “Texas is Forever.” Misadventures is set to be released on May 13 through Fearless Records and is the follow-up to 2012’s hit album, Collide with the Sky.

The upcoming release was produced by Dan Korneff whose credits include Motionless in White, Sleeping with Sirens, and Pierce the Veil’s own Collide with the Sky.

Pierce the Veil confirm new album title, release teaser

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When Pierce the Veil was confirmed as one of the many acts to hit the road for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, speculation began that the group would be releasing their much-anticipated new album that summer. Right before hitting the road on the traveling rock show, the group dropped a brand new song, “The Divine Zero,” which only added to the already buzzing rumor mill. Ever since then, no update on the new record has been made though their record label, Fearless Records, had announced 2016 would be the year.

On Friday (March 18), everything changed with the band taking to Twitter to not only confirm the release of the new album for 2016, but they also provided their patient fans with the official name and release date. The California-based band’s long-awaited fourth studio album will be titled Misadventures and is set to be released on May 13 through Fearless Records. The upcoming release was produced by Dan Korneff whose credits include Motionless in White and PTV buddies, Sleeping with Sirens.

The record will feature 11 new tracks, though one of those 11 tracks is “The Divine Zero.” According to the band, the first single off of the impending record will be a track titled, “Texas is Forever” which will be released in conjunction with the launch of pre-orders. Pre-orders for Misadventures will go on sale beginning next Thursday, March 24. For now, the album art, track list, and a teaser from the band can be seen below.

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MISADVENTURES TRACK LIST:

1. “Dive In”
2. “Texas Is Forever”
3. “The Divine Zero”
4. “Floral & Fading”
5. “Phantom Power & Ludicrous Speed”
6. “Circles”
7. “Today I Saw The Whole World”
8. “Gold Medal Ribbon”
9. “Beadles”
10. “Sambuka”
11. “Song For Isabelle”

Misadventures is the follow-up to Pierce the Veil’s highly successful third studio album, 2012’s Collide with the Sky.

Reading and Leeds Unveil 2015 Set Times

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Are you one of the thousands of concert goers who will be heading to Reading and Leeds this upcoming weekend? Well, if you are we have some good news for you; the festival organizers have unveiled the complete list of set times for both Reading and Leeds’ main stage. Check out the newly released list below and don’t forget to plan according to see as many awesome bands/artists as you can.

Reading Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:25 Neck Deep

13:40 – 14:20 Drenge

14:40 – 15:25 Palma Violets

15:45 – 16:35 Panic! At The Disco

16:55 – 17:45 All Time Low

18:10 – 19:10 Bastille

19:45 – 20:45 Alt-J

21:30 – 23:30 Mumford & Sons

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:35 – 14:15 Marmozets

14:30 – 15:10 Modestep

15:35 – 16:20 Pierce The Veil

16:45 – 17:35 Alexisonfire

18:10 – 19:00 Royal Blood

19:40 – 20:40 Bring Me The Horizon

21:30 – 23:30 Metallica

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:45 – 14:30 Against Me!

14:50 – 15:40 The Gaslight Anthem

16:00 – 16:50 The Cribs

17:10 – 18:00 The Maccabees

18:25 – 19:25 Jamie T

20:00 – 21:10 Kendrick Lamar

21:55 – 23:30 The Libertines

Leeds Festival:

Friday (Aug. 28)

12:00 – 12:30 Feed The Rhino

12:45 – 13:25 Lonely The Brave

13:40 – 14:20 Against Me!

14:40 – 15:25 The Gaslight Anthem

15:45 – 16:30 The Cribs

16:50 – 17:35 The Maccabees

18:00 – 18:55 Jamie T

19:30 – 20:40 Kendrick Lamar

21:25 – 23:00 The Libertines

Saturday (Aug. 29)

12:00 – 12:30 Mariachi El Bronx

12:45 – 13:20 Neck Deep

13:35 – 14:15 Drenge

14:30 – 15:10 Palma Violets

15:30 – 16:15 Panic! At The Disco

16:35 – 17:20 All Time Low

17:45 – 18:40 Bastille

19:15 – 20:15 Alt-J

21:00 – 23:00 Mumford & Sons

Sunday (Aug. 30)

12:00 – 12:30 Babymetal

12:45 – 13:15 Fidlar

13:30 – 14:05 Marmozets

14:25 – 15:00 Modestep

15:20 – 16:05 Pierce The Veil

16:25 – 17:10 Alexisonfire

17:45 – 18:35 Royal Blood

19:15 – 20:10 Bring Me The Horizon

21:00 – 23:00 Metallica

Reading and Leeds will take place during this upcoming weekend, August 28-30. Tickets are still on sale, but if you still haven’t gotten them, we aren’t quite sure how many are left.

My Top Five Acts to Check Out on Vans Warped Tour 2015

With the 2015 Vans Warped Tour beginning today in Ponoma, CA, the long list of artists taking the medley of stages might be a little daunting for first timers and even some who are proud veterans; take it from someone who has been going to the punk rock festival for the past decade.

It might seem like every publication might do the same “top five/ten acts to check out,” and we’re going to do that as well, but with our personal connections as to why we’re excited to see them.

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SILVERSTEIN:

Silverstein’s sophomore album, Discovering the Waterfront, turned ten this year, so they went on a massive tour that saw the Canadian band go all over the United States, Canada, and even across the pond to Europe to celebrate the momentous occasion. For someone who grew up right smack in the middle of the “emo era,” title track “Discovering the Waterfront” still makes me tear up while the album, as a whole, can still be played from front to back with me singing along to every single line.

Sadly, like some of the acts that are on my personal list, I have lost touch with them, but DTW and Arrivals and Departures are still albums I listen to today.

After seeing them this past February for the anniversary tour (frontman Shane Told’s vocals/screams sounded just like the album and the band were on point), it made me once again fall in love with them and their sound. With their recently released brand new album, it will be nice to see if I could once again relive my crazy hair colored teenage years, but ten years later with the brand new album. Plus, it would be cool to be in the front screaming along with every song because I couldn’t get anywhere near them earlier this year.

New Album: I Am Alive in Everything I Touch (May 19 // Rise Records)

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SENSES FAIL:

Senses Fail fell right in line with all the other bands that I qualify as my favorites (My Chemical Romance, The Used, etc.). I honestly got into them after hearing the remixed version of “Bite to Break Skin” on the Underworld: Evolution Soundtrack and loved “Rum is for Drinking Not for Burning.” I immediately went out and got their From the Depths of Dreams EP at Best Buy, had my friend burn me a copy of Let it Enfold You from her brother’s stash, and bought Still Searching when it came out.

After Still Searching, my interest in them kind of went away which sucked since I was so into the first three records and even made it my mission to see them at the last Warped Tour they played (2012). Now, with their new album which sounds a lot heavier than the other material, I’m actually excited for it. I didn’t give Renacer a chance, but I’m starting to think it might be time to revisit their discography and give chances to the albums I snubbed.

P.S.: Senses Fail will always hold a place in my heart. They were the first band I saw at my first ever Vans Warped Tour in 2005. I was with my older cousin and he had no idea who was on stage at the moment (we hadn’t reached the schedule yet). I told him Senses Fail and he asked me if I was sure. They began to play “Rum is For Drinking” and I began to sing along to it. I think he knew the answer to that.

New album: Pull the Thorns from Your Heart (June 30 // Pure Noise Records)

MATCHBOOK ROMANCE:

Matchbook Romance is a group that Fuse used to play all the time, well more specifically Steven Smith on his show Steven’s Untitled Rock Show which was my Holy Grail of music in high school. I remember watching the videos for “Promise” and “My Eyes Burn” all the time.

When they came out with “Monsters” (it was on 2006’s Voices) that instantly became a Halloween staple for me. I don’t know if it was the crazy music video with all the black goo or the song itself, but I can’t go a single Halloween without playing that song at least twice. I spent two Halloweens as a DJ at my college radio station and that was my number one song on “Erica’s Creepy Halloween Mix” (I know, I need to work on the name).

I may not be as connected to them as I am with Senses Fail or Silverstein, but the fact that they were one of the major bands during the “emo era” and I still know all the words to “My Eyes Burn,” that should be some kind of indication as to the impression they left on me. Plus, they went on hiatus in 2007 and announced they had reunited late last year. This is momentous.

Excuse me while I go listen to Stories and Alibis until my Warped Tour stop on the Fourth of July.

New album: None yet. At least we think.

MAN OVERBOARD:

I saw the pop-punk saviors a few years ago when their last album Heart Attack was released. At the time, their name was all over the place and I saw that their merchandise had “defend pop-punk” (a genre of music I tend to gravitate to) all over it, so I decided to give Heart Attack a chance. Good idea.

I ended up having the album in my car for the complete Summer with “Open Season” on a continuous loop. It was only this year that I realized that Thursday’s Geoff Rickly was also on the track (keeping it in the New Jersey family, we guess). I know, stupid.

My new-found like for them got so bad that Summer, that I’m pretty sure I drove my friend nuts at Warped, telling her that we NEEDED to see Man Overboard, but if she had a band she wanted to see during their set, I would leave her for Man Overboard. No problem at all.

Now, it’s been two years since Heart Attack was released and their new record Heavy Love is on the horizon. With several songs already out on the internet, some which I already like, it would be good to see if lightning could strike twice with them, at least with me.

New album: Heavy Love (June 30 // Rise Records)

PIERCE THE VEIL:

If you would have told me a year ago that I would know ever single word to every Pierce the Veil song, I would have probably laughed in your face. Call it my elitist self coming out to play. I didn’t want to listen to Pierce the Veil because like most people who looked down on me when my favorite band was constantly on MTV and Fuse, I thought it was all a fluke and fangirls making a mediocre band huge. Sucks to be proved wrong.

Thanks to All Time Low’s “A Love Like War” that features vocals from frontman Vic Fuentes and Pandora constantly playing “I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket,” I decided to give the San Diego dudes a shot. Long story short, I’ve had Selfish Machines on repeat for the past three months (“Million Dollar Houses(The Painter)” is my favorite and “Besitos” is a close second).

Funniest part about this twist of fate? I was looking through some old photos on MySpace and came upon some pictures of old Warped Tour signing schedules. There, on a dry erase board was Pierce the Veil on the list for meet and greets early in the day. Kind of cool to see them go from a small stage like the Hurley stage to being a headliner this year.

New album: Nothing about a new album yet, but they did release a new single this morning.

Those are the top five acts that I’m looking forward to, but don’t let that short list fool you; there are a slew of more artists I can’t wait to check out this Summer. As of now, the list has reached over 20-something.

So who are you looking forward to?

Stream Pierce the Veil’s “The Divine Zero”

Happy Friday Pierce the Veil fans!

After months of waiting for new music from the San Diego band, they have finally given fans the lead single from their brand new record.

The new song is titled “The Divine Zero” and can be streamed below.

Like the note from their record label, Fearless Records, on YouTube, the band will in fact be playing the new track during their trek on the Vans Warped Tour which starts today. Like we doubted that.

As of now, there has been no word on what PTV’s impending new record will be titled or when the new album is scheduled to be released. Some fans are beginning to speculate that they will released the album without anyone’s knowledge kind of like what several pop stars have been doing recently.

For those who are digging “The Divine Zero,” it is currently available for purchase on iTunes.