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.


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

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, Lights added to Slam Dunk 2019 lineup

Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights are just some of the latest additions to this year’s Slam Dunk Festival lineup. On Tuesday (Jan. 29), festival organizers took to social media to announce the addition of ten more acts that will make their way to the United Kingdom for the annual, springtime music festival.

Joining the Plain White T’s, Hellogoodbye, and Lights on the newly released list are Microwave, Tigers Jaw, Wage War, Our Hollow Our Home, Touché Amoré, Wallflower, and Employed to Serve.

“We’re totally giddy to be invited over to Slam Dunk this year,” says Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Klein. “The line-up is insane, so many friends and lovers in one spot, it’ll be a completely gratuitous smile fest.”

“I’m so pumped to be on the Slam Dunk bill for the first time,” says Lights. “Not only am I excited to play with a bunch of great bands, but it’s been over two years since I’ve been back in the UK, so needless to say Slam Dunk can’t come soon enough!”

The newest additions to the Slam Dunk bill will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Atreyu, Real Friends, Cancer Bats, Gallows, Mad Caddies, Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Trophy Eyes, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, Milk Teeth, WSTR, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, and Angel Du$t on the upcoming event’s roster.

Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival 2019 are currently available on the event’s website here.

The weekend-long music festival will take place on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The first day of the festival will take place at its new Leeds home of Temple Newsam Park while the second day will take place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.


Plain White T’s
Tigers Jaw
Wage War
Our Hollow Our Home,
Touché Amoré
Employed to Serve

Plain White T’s ‘Hey There Delilah’ to become a television series

If you grew up in the 2000s, then there’s a chance you still know all the words to the Plain White T’s breakout single, “Hey There Delilah.” Over a decade after the song took over the airwaves, it looks like the song is going to make its leap from music video format to television series. On Tuesday (Aug. 7), the Illinois-founded band announced that the smash single will be getting the television series treatment. According to a press release, the series has been described as a “contemporary fairy tale” which will expand on the song’s story.

For those not familiar with the song and its lyrics, the tune tells the tale of a long-distance relationship between a struggling singer-songwriter and a New York City university student. The songwriter pledges to write a song for the young woman on the night they meet, and that promise changes their lives in unexpected ways.

Plain White T’s frontman Tom Higgenson along with writer Jeremy Desmon (Pump Up the Volume, One Hit Wonder), and Lively McCabe Entertainment co-president Michael Barra came up with the concept for the series. According the announcement’s press release, Desmon will write the series while the band’s management company, Primary Wave, will pitch the series to networks and studios.

“It’s been more than a decade since ‘Hey There Delilah’ was released, and people always ask me about it. A whole lot of people really connected with that song, and I’m very proud of that,” begins Higgenson.

“I’m so excited to have an opportunity to give a new generation the chance to form their own connection with the song, and fall in love with its story through this new project.”

“‘Hey There Delilah’ is a perfect example of an iconic story song that has introduced characters and a premise to a massive multi-generational audience, and is begging to be expanded into a full-length story for contemporary television audiences,” mirrors Barra.

“Lively McCabe is thrilled to be working with Tom, Deb [Klein], and Jeremy to bring it to life on the screen.”

“Hey There Delilah” was written by Higgenson and appears on the Plain White T’s third studio album, All That We Needed. The song, the band’s third single from that record, went on to spend 35 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart including several weeks at the number one spot. The song also earned the band two Grammy nominations in 2007 in the Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group categories.

While news of the band’s song becoming a television series is currently trending, earlier in the day, the five-piece announced plans to embark on a fall time tour. The Parallel Universe tour will begin on Oct. 16 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati and conclude a month later on Nov. 17 at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Fall, Ontario. Armors, Saywecanfly, and A Summer High will open for the band throughout the excursion.

The upcoming fall tour will be in support of the quintet’s forthcoming new record, Parallel Universe. Parallel Universe is due out Aug. 24 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for Parallel Universe are currently available on the Plain White T’s website.

Plain White T’s announce new album ‘Parallel Universe’

The Plain White T’s are back and ready to give fans some brand new tunes this summer. On Friday (June 15), the Illinois-founded band confirmed the release of their upcoming eighth studio album. Titled Parallel Universe, the new record is due out Aug. 24 through Fearless Records. The 14-track album will not only be the group’s first new record since 2015’s self-released American Nights, it will also mark their return to Fearless Records after 13 years.

The album was produced by Matt Squire whose resume features Panic! at the Disco and Ariana Grande.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band premiered the music video for the record’s first single, “Your Body.” Watch the sci-fi-themed, Ex Machina-influenced clip above.

Earlier in the week, the band headed over to SiriusXM’s The Pulse to premiere “Your Body” and a second song titled “Bonnie I Want You.”

Pre-orders for Parallel Universe are currently available on the Plain White T’s website where the group is offering several bundles for fans. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of both “Your Body” and “Bonnie I Want You.”

In support of the album’s late-summer release, the Plain White T’s will embark on a summertime tour. The trek will begin on June 16 at the Starlight Amphitheater in Oklahoma City and conclude a few weeks later on July 1 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. Ocean Park Standoff and Fairview will open for the band for most of the trek with the exception of two stops; the first stop and final stop of the tour. The complete summer 2018 tour itinerary can be seen below.


June 16 – Starlight Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK *
June 17 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
June 20 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 22 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
June 23 – 26th Annual Giant BBQ Battle Food & Music Festival – Washington, DC
June 24 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
June 26 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
June 27 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
June 28 – Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI
June 30 – Surf Ballroom & Museum – Clear Lake, IA
July 1 – Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, SD *

* Ocean Park Standoff and Fairview not playing

Plain White T’s celebrate return to Fearless Records with new song

It’s been a few years since the Plain White T’s released any new music, but today, it looks like things have changed. On Thursday (April 27), the Illinois-founded band unleashed a brand new song titled “Land of the Living.” The music video, which made its debut on Billboard (read the full the full story here), finds a veteran, and among other older people, living in a retirement home. Every day, the residents are given the chance to live life through a virtual reality. The protagonist of the video, gets the chance to participate in a drag show and then become a member of the Plain White T’s.

When the VR begins to malfunction, the older gentleman decides to stop living via some VR goggles and make his virtual reality, real.

The almost-four-minute clip came together when Project Greenlight Studios opened a competition for fans and aspiring directors to pitch ideas. Filmmaker Melanie D’Andrea’s idea stood out from all the other submissions because it mixed the theme of not achieving your dream with virtual reality.

“The video is set in a place that we feel is a place of no return, a place of lost hope,” D’Andrea explained to the publication about her winning idea. “If in this place, great changes and magic can happen — then what are we all waiting for?” Watch the music video for “Land of the Living” above.

As if getting a brand new song and its accompanying music video wasn’t enough to satisfy fans, the group also announced that they would be returning to their original record label home of Fearless Records. In 2005, the band made the decision to leave Fearless Records in favor of Hollywood Records because they felt it was the right career move for them. Sadly, the relationship between the Disney-backed label and the band went south.

“With majors, it’s all about the bottom line,” frontman Tom Higgenson admitted to Billboard. “Even though we had a big hit with every album we put out for them, for whatever reason, it was like, ‘This quarter, it doesn’t make sense. We’ve got Selena Gomez out,’ or whatever it was. It was a bummer that fell apart.”

In 2015, the band self-released their seventh studio album, American Nights, but it wasn’t a success. Instead of staying in limbo, the band decided it might be time to head back to their original home of Fearless Records. “[Going back to Fearless] really was like going back to the people you know believe in you, and they got your back no matter what,” he said.

Mirroring Higgenson thrilled sentiments about returning to Fearless was label president, Bob Becker. “The Plain White T’s have not only have been one of the most successful bands ever on Fearless, but the most hard-working, humble and nicest bands to work with,” he said to the publication. “When we saw that they where interested in working with us again, we jumped at the chance.”

While at the time there doesn’t seem to be a mention of a new album,”Land of the Living” and having Fearless once more behind their back may result in a brand new album. Fans will just have to keep an eye out for it.

Watch the Plain White T’s Turn a Derailed Roadtrip into an Impromptu Concert

With parts of the United States feeling like summer is never going to arrive, the Plain white T’s are giving those stuck in the never-ending cycle of snow something to look forward to with their new music video.

The band released the music video for their new single, “Pause” in conjunction with Lipton Iced Tea and their “Be More Tea” campaign.

The video begins with the band, stranded on the side of the desert after their RV (you might recognize it as the one from Breaking Bad) breaks down, abandoning them in the middle of nowhere all alone.

Instead of panicking, they do just as the song suggestions and pause and enjoy every minute of it. Soon, people passing by see the band relaxing and decided to pull over and party alongside them.

Somehow, they get tons of people to come out to the middle of nowhere for an impromptu concert, but hey, it’s a music video, what do you expect.

Check out the video below.

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Tom Higgenson explains how the song and the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, American Nights, is all about focusing on the present and concentrating on what’s happening now.

“Our new album American Nights, really focuses on being present and concentrating on what’s happening now instead of what might happen tomorrow,” said Higgenson.

“This song, ‘Pause,’ is our lead single and it serves as a reminder to be present and appreciate all of life’s experiences.”

A good motto to live by.

American Nights, will be released next Tuesday, March 31.

Plain White T’s to Head Out on Tour


The Plain White T’s haven’t had a monster hit like 2007’s “Hey There, Delilah,” but it doesn’t mean that the boys have gone into hiding or disbanded in the meantime.

Since then, they had released 2008’s Big Bad World which included songs such as “1, 2, 3, 4” and “Natural Disaster” which were hots, but not as big as “Delilah” was. Last year, they covered The Ramones’ song, “Pet Sematary” that was featured on the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s film, Frankenweenie.

Today, the band have released the first single from their new album. The new album will be titled, American Nights, while the lead single had been revealed to be “The Giving Tree.” The new song has been out since about April and was featured on their latest EP, Should’ve Gone to Bed.

As for the official video for the song, it is scheduled to premiere on Vevo on October 22, next Tuesday. Aside from all the new music news, the band have also announced that they will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Parachute starting on November 5.

For now, listen to “The Giving Tree” from the EP and check out all the tour stops after the stream of the song.


Tues., Nov. 5 – Wilmington, DE – World Café Live at The Queen
Thurs., Nov. 7 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
Fri., Nov. 8 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
Sat., Nov. 9 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
Sun., Nov. 10 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Wed., Nov. 13 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
Sun., Nov. 17 – Davenport, IA – St. Ambrose University
Mon., Nov.18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Augustana College
Wed., Nov. 20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Fri., Nov. 22 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Sat., Nov. 23 – Portland, ME – The Asylum


Plain White T’s Post ‘Should’ve Gone To Bed’ lyric video


The Plain White T’s are back with a lyric video for their brand new song, “Should’ve Gone to Bed.” The band’s new EP, Should’ve Gone to Bed was released on April 9th through Hollywood Records.

For now, you can check out the new song and maybe give the four-track album a go ’round.