New Found Glory announce ‘From the Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town’ summertime tour

New Found Glory is ready to take their film-centric covers albums from the screen to the stereo to your local concert venue. On Tuesday (Jan. 29), the Florida-founded band announced plans to embark on a United States-based tour in the summer.

Dubbed the From the Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town tour, the trek will find the group touring around the country during the months of May, June, and July. The upcoming excursion will include stops in major cities including stops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and more.

The 34-stop jaunt begins on May 30 at the Music Farm in Charleston and concludes a month and a half later at Revolution Live in New Found Glory’s quasi-hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

According to New Found Glory’s post on Instagram, their set will include “songs from our upcoming brand new movie cover EP From the Screen to Your Stereo 3 plus, of course, all the other fan favorite jams from all our records.”

Real Friends, The Early November, and Doll Skin are set to open for New Found Glory throughout the trek.

“You’ve waited long enough! 2019 is here and New Found Glory are coming to a town near you! We bring you the From the Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town Tour!” writes New Found Glory on their official Instagram account.

“Beyond stoked to announce that we’re hanging with New Found Glory, The Early November, and Doll Skin this summer,” writes opening act Real Friends on their official Instagram account.

Pre-sale tickets and super fan bundles are currently available for purchase here.

The From the Screen to Your Stereo to Your Town tour is in support of the latest addition to New Found Glory’s From the Screen to Your Stereo covers series. The forthcoming release is due out May 3 through Hopeless Records. Pre-order information for the impending release is still pending but will probably change within the upcoming days.

Part three will include “Cups” from “Pitch Perfect,” “This is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” and more.


May 30 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at The Masquerade
June 2 – Franklin, TN – Liberty Hall at The Factory*
June 4 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
June 5 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
June 6 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
June 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
June 8 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 9 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 11 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
June 12 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
June 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
June 15 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall**
June 16 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
June 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
June 19 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
June 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
June 22 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
June 23 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
June 25 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
June 26 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
June 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
June 29 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
June 30 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
July 3 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
July 5 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 6 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
July 8 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
July 9 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin
July 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 11 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
July 13 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
July 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

* – BreakFEST
** – No The Early November

Atreyu, Real Friends, Cancer Bats added to Slam Dunk 2019 lineup

Atreyu, Real Friends, and the Cancer Bats are just some of the latest additions to the 2019 edition of the Slam Dunk Festival. On Wednesday (Jan. 16), 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. Milk Teeth, WSTR, Seaway, Pagan, The Word Alive, The Bronx, and Angel Du$t round out the third wave of band announcements.

“Let me tell you this planet Earth – I’m not gonna even pretend to hide how freakin’ pumped we are to be playing a stage packed with all our best homies all day,” say the Cancer Bats in a press statement.

“This lineup is the sickest Space Jam of a Slam Dunk lineup since Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny teamed up to save the universe.”

The Bronx add: “We are super-stoked to be back on the court for Slam Dunk ’19! Make no mistake we are going to f**k shit up.”

The newest additions will join previously announced acts All Time Low, NOFX, New Found Glory, Waterparks, Story of the Year, Gallows, Mad Caddies, Silverstein, Bullet for My Valentine, Simple Plan, Saves the Day, Glassjaw, Knocked Loose, the Get Up Kids, Turnstiles, Tiny Moving Parts, the Menzingers, I Don’t Know How But They Found Meand Trophy Eyes 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 place at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire.


Real Friends
Cancer Bats
Milk Teeth
The Word Alive
The Bronx
Angel Du$t

Watch: Real Friends get beheaded in ‘Me First’

Real Friends are celebrating Halloween a couple of days ahead of time with their brand new music video. On Monday (Oct. 29), the Illinois-founded band unleashed the three-and-a-half-minute clip for their latest single, “Me First.” The video finds the five-piece trying to evade a beautiful serial killer who just so happens to be their boss. Sadly, the video concludes with things not turning out in the guys’ favor.

The video begins with the antagonist, a beautiful blonde, sitting in her mansion minding her own business. Once the music kicks in, the blonde turns from a subdued rich person to someone with a sinister secret behind her smile. In between the colored images of the blonde going about her house, are black-and-white shots of her in what looks to be a basement, with a cleaver in hand.

Unfortunately for the guys in the band, they work for the serial killer and have become her next victims. The rest of the clip follows the killer as she hunts down each of them and beheads them in her basement of secrets.

“Have you ever wanted to see our heads cut off?” asks bassist Kyle Fasel. “Well, look no further.”

Watch the complete music video for “Me First” above.

“Me First” is featured on Real Friends’ recently released record, Composure. The record was released back in July via Fearless Records.

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of Composure‘s release, Real Friends previously confirmed plans to hit the road with Boston Manor throughout the end of October and into November. Their upcoming tour will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Irenic in San Diego and conclude almost a month alter on Nov. 25 at the House of Blues in Chicago. Real Friends’ tour dates can be found on their website here.

Listen: Real Friends drop ‘Unconditional Love’

Real Friends’ new album is just a couple of days away, but the band is giving fans another new song to hold them over until then. On Monday (July 9), the Illinois-founded band released the official third single from their upcoming record, Composure. Titled “Unconditional Love,” the new song can be streamed above.

“Unconditional Love” will join previously released tracks “From the Outside” and “Smiling on the Surface” on the group’s third studio album. Composure is due out this Friday, July 13, through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new record are still available on the band’s website here.

The record was produced by Mike Green whose resume includes The Aces, All Time Low, the Mowgli’s, and Paramore.

In a press statement released back in June, bassist Kyle Fasel revealed that the forthcoming ten-track album was the first time the band put a lot of time and effort into not only the individual tracks, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel.

Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the album’s release, the band is currently playing the final Vans Warped Tour.

Real Friends announce new album with new single

Earlier this month, Real Friends dropped a brand new song; their first since going on an unofficial, year-long hiatus due to vocalist Dan Lambton’s bipolar diagnosis. On Monday (June 18), the Illinois-founded band confirmed that the new song was not a one-off single, but rather part of an upcoming new record. Titled Composure, the group’s third studio album is due out July 13 through Fearless Records.

According to bassist Kyle Fasel, the forthcoming, ten-track album —which was produced by Mike Green— was the first time the band put a lot of effort and time into not only the individual songs, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel. “Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released another new song from Composure; a tune titled “Smiling on the Surface.” Stream the new song above.

Pre-orders for Composure are currently available on Real Friends’ website. The band is offering a slew of different bundles for every price range. All pre-orders will include instant downloads of “Smiling on the Surface,” “Get By,” and “From the Outside.”

Prior to the new album announcement, the band had a small group of hometown fans RSVP to three acoustic shows. Instead of playing an acoustic set, the five-piece announced the release of Composure and played the complete album for them. Watch some footage from the surprise sets here.

Composure is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the summertime release, the quintet will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer.

For now, the complete track listing for Composure can be seen below.


1. “Me First”
2. “Stand Steady”
3. “From the Outside”
4. “Smiling on the Surface”
5. “Hear What You Want”
6. “Unconditional Love”
7. “Composure ”
8. “Get By”
9. “Ripcord”
10. “Take A Hint”

Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

Real Friends premiere new single, ‘Mess’

Real Friends has returned with their brand new single, “Mess.” On Friday (May 6), the self-proclaimed “sad boys” from Illinois partnered with SPIN to exclusively debuted the brand new song. “Mess” is the latest from their sophomore album, The Home Inside My Head, due out later this month. Speaking with the publication about the song, bassist Kyle Fasel admits that the song is about “self-examination” and about believing that there is a “light at the end of the dark tunnel.”

“‘Mess’ is a song about self-examination. It’s about finding the light even in the darkest of rooms. The lyrical content has many moments of looking back and knowing that things get better. When I was younger it was always looking back and missing what I once had. But now I realize that the way I was, or the things I had, shaped me into who I am today. I find myself looking back in a more positive way. ‘Mess’ is another chapter in getting better.”

Listen/watch the video for “Mess” below which was recorded during their $5 tour earlier this year.

The Home Inside My Head is set to be released on May 27 through Fearless Records. In support of the new album, the band is set to perform on the Journey’s Right Foot Stage during this summer’s Vans Warped Tour run.

So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016


The So What?! Music Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. A little under a month since their last update, the folks behind So What?! have unveiled a large list of artists taking the stage at the weekend-long show in March of 2016. Back in October, it was announced that acts like New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals, and more would be making their way to Grand Prairie for the tenth annual event.

Before that, The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and the recently reunited Underoath had been confirmed for the festival as well. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), festival organizers did not hold back, announcing a lineup that will make any pop-punk fan want to book a hotel and plane ride to Grand Prairie during that weekend in March.

Instead of us listing all the acts that will be playing at So What?! Music Festival, we’ll just tell you to look at the lineup below, because we’re pretty much stoked (even though we probably won’t be making it) for the festival.


And to think, “third announcement more TBA” means more acts will be announced soon.

The So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale, so if you have the time and the cash, now might be a good time to get them.

Mayday Parade to Headline the 2015 AP Tour


Last week Mayday Parade announced they would be releasing their fifth studio album, Black Lines, later this year. Now, several days after the announcement, the Florida band have revealed that they will be the headliners for this year’s’ Alternative Press Tour,’ aka ‘The AP Tour.’

This year’s installation of The AP Tour is the first in three years. The last trek was back in 2012 and was primarily focused on harder sounding bands like Miss May I and The Ghost Inside.

This year’s tour is also the second time Mayday Parade has been featured on the bill. The band first made an appearance on the line-up back in 2009 when they headed out alongside the likes of The Academy Is…, Set Your Goals, The Secret Handshake, and You Me at Six.

Heading out alongside the five-piece will be “sad boys” Real Friends, This Wild Life, and As It Is. The 2015 AP Tour will kick off at the House of Blues in Boston on Oct. 14 and wrap up on Nov. 25 at the House of Blues in Orlando.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


10/14 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
10/15 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
10/16 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/18 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/20 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
10/21 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/22 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
10/23 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/24 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/25 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
10/29 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
10/30 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
10/31 – Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/1 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
11/3 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/4 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/5 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/7 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
11/8 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/10 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11/12 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
11/13 – Soma – San Diego, CA
11/14 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
11/15 – Hard Rock – Las Vegas, NV
11/17 – Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX
11/18 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
11/20 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
11/21 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/22 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
11/24 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/25 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL

Mayday Parade’s impending new record is set to be released on Oct. 9 through Fearless Records while a snippet of the first single, “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology,” can be heard here.

Skate and Surf Fest Update 2015 Line-Up

Skate and Surf Festival 2015 - Asbury Park, NJ - May 16th & 17th *RAIN OR SHINE

Just when you thought Skate and Surf Fest had announced all the acts slated to take the stage next month in New Jersey, you find out, they weren’t quite done.

Two months after unveiling the so-called “complete” line-up for the weekend-long festival, organizers added a couple of more bands to the already packed line-up.

Joining previously announced acts like the Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Acceptance, Manchester Orchestra and more will be Hit the Lights, Cancer Bats, Diamond youth, No Good News, Souvenirs and lastly, Real Friends.

“Skate and Surf has always been a pretty significant event to us,” reveals Real Friends bassist Kyle Fasel.

“It definitely holds a special place in my heart and memory. Very stoked!”

Check out the announcement below.


For those who have not been keeping tabs on the lengthy list of bands, the newly revised list can be seen here.


Aaron West (Acoustic)
American Nightmare
Beach Slang
Big D & The Kids Table
Cancer Bats
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Cloud Nothings
Diamond Youth
Dropkick Murphys
Elder Brother
Four Year Strong
From Autumn To Ashes
Head North
Hit the Lights
Hot Rod Circuit
Iron Chic
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band
Light Years
Major League
Manchester Orchestra
Modern Baseball
Motionless in White
No Good News
Pianos Become the Teeth
Poison the Well
Real Friends
Rozwell Kid
Runaway Brother
Small Brown Bike
Sorority Noise
Steady Hands
The Front Bottoms
The Gaslight Anthem
The Parlor Mob
The Scandals
The So So Glos
The Story So Far
The Weaks
The Wonder Years

Skate and Surf Fest will return to their home of Asbury Park on May 16 and 17. Tickets are still on sale so you might want to get them if you haven’t yet.