Rage Against the Machine to reunite in 2020

Hold onto your wallets people, because it looks like Rage Against the Machine is getting back together for some reunion gigs.

On Friday (Nov. 1), rumors started to circulate after a post on Instagram under the band’s moniker went viral. According to the post, the group would be playing a total of five shows in 2020; El Paso on March 26, Las Cruce on March 28, Phoenix on March 30, and Indio, California, on April 10 and April 17.

As it has been pointed put by many publications and fans, the Indio dates just so happen to coincide with Coachella 2020, meaning that they will headline both weekends of the event.

Forbes’ contributor Steve Baltin spoke with Rage Against the Machine associate Wayne Kamemoto who pretty much confirmed that the post and the tour dates were legitimate.

“The band’s social media is accurate,” Kamemoto reportedly told Baltin.

Similarity, Consequence of Sound also obtained confirmation from “industry sources” who said that the posts and dates are correct.

Now, we’ve gotten official confirmation from the band themselves.

Since this all started out as a rumor and took place on an unverified Rage Against the Machine Instagram account, fans were quick to accept this announcement with a grain of salt. It wouldn’t be the first time that a Rage Against the Machine reunion rumor had taken over the internet.

In an interesting and most likely related twist, Tom Morello posted the same exact image from the announcement on his official Instagram account earlier this week.

The five reunion shows will be the first time the group has performed together since their 2011 L.A. Rising Festival at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

My Chemical Romance schedule reunion show for December

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Well, guys, after six years (yes, it’s been that long), My Chemical Romance has finally decided that it’s time to get the band back together and hit the stage once more.

On Thursday (Oct. 31), which also happened to be guitarist Frank Iero’s birthday, the New Jersey-founded band took to social media to confirm the news. Things started out as they usually do with the band’s social media accounts being wiped of all previous posts.

Soon, new posts started to appear on the profiles, which made way for all those rumors mills to kick into high-gear again. While everyone was busy trying to decipher what was going on, the group dropped the bomb.

A reunion show. In Los Angeles. In December.

Oh yeah. The MCRmy is ready.

My Chemical Romance will formally reunite on Dec. 20 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. EST/noon PST.

May the odds be ever in your favor because it looks like the real Hunger Games is about to begin.

Check out the band’s official announcement below.

Speculations of a reunion or a one-off show have been running rampant for several years. Sadly, most of them resulted in stupid sales pitches that weren’t very well received by fans. (Does anyone remember the Black Parade reissue debacle in 2016?)

This news does come as a surprise to some because, in past interviews, the question of a reunion was always side-stepped. Earlier this year, Joe Jonas had come out and said that My Chem was recording new music to which Iero was quick to respond in a not-so-nice manner.

Looks like Jonas almost spilled the massive beans.

From First to Last to reunite at Emo Nite New Orleans in March

Has it really been two years since the members of From First to Last reunited? Well, it has and now it looks like the foursome is ready to get the band back together. On Thursday (Feb. 14), the group announced plans to reunite in late March as part of Emo Nite LA’s plans to bring emo music from the 2000s back from the dead.

The quartet will headline Emo Nite New Orleans on March 22 at the Republic. The Emo Nite New Orleans event is one of the main afterparties for this year’s BUKU Music and Arts Festival set to take place during that weekend. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15, at noon CT.

According to the Republic’s Twitter post about the upcoming show, the lineup will include “Derek, Matt, Sonny, and Travis.”

Since the band’s reunion with former-not former frontman Sonny Moore, things on the From First to Last front have been stop-and-go. The group released “Make War,” their first new song with Moore, in early 2017 and followed it up with “Surrender” in the summer of 2018.

The latter made its live debut during Emo Nite Los Angeles in December 2017, so it only makes sense that the group would reunite once more at an Emo Nite event.

The Emo Nite show confirmation comes a couple of weeks after the band posted a cryptic message on Twitter. The post featured a screenshot from Facebook saying “Your offer for a $10 credit expires soon. Claim it to boost a post from From First to Last.” Jokingly, the band added “Should we claim it?” as the image’s caption.

As of now, it looks like this is the only show From First to Last has scheduled, but like with most things, especially their reunions, this may just be the beginning of something bigger. Fans just have to sit and wait. Well, wait more than they already have.

Spice Girls to reunite for short summer tour sans Posh Spice

Well, we told them what we want…what we really really want and it looks like the Spice Girls have finally came through. On Monday (Nov. 5), the British girl group announced plans to reunite later this year for a handful of shows. While it’s good news for longtime fans of the 90s staple, there are two catches to this new announcement: one, the shows are only happening in the United Kingdom; and two, Posh Spice (aka Victoria Beckham) will not take part in the event.

Instead, the group will go on as a four-piece with Emma “Baby” Bunton, Geri “Ginger” Halliwell, Mel “Sporty” Chisholm, and Mel “Scary” Brown taking center stage during the six-show engagement.

In a statement, the group revealed that Beckham will not join the reunion due to “business commitments.”

Beckham herself posted a message in which she supports the reunion even if she is not part of it: “Being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish my girls so much love and fun as they go back on tour, I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!”

The upcoming tour will begin on June 1 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and conclude two weeks later with a massive show at Wembley Stadium in London.

Tickets for the gigs go on sale beginning this Saturday, Nov. 10.

The newly announced shows come months after speculations began that there was a possibility of some reunion gigs on the horizon. In February, the act confirmed their reunion, though no actual shows were reported at the time.

“The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together,” the act wrote at the beginning of 2018. “We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of The Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”

The six-show reunion will be the first time the group has performed together since the 2012 London Summer Olympics’ closing ceremony.

The complete list of upcoming shows can be found below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.

SPICE GIRLS 2019 TOUR DATES:

June 01 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
June 03 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Stadium
June 06 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
June 08 – Edinburgh, UK @ BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 10 – Bristol, UK @ Ashton Gate Stadium
June 15 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium

Anberlin to reunite at Underoath’s hometown show in December

The guys from Anberlin are getting the band together, but there’s a catch; it’s for one night only. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the Winter Haven-founded band took to social media to announce plans to reunite for one show. The gig, which will take at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Dec. 14, will find the formerly defunct band opening for fellow Florida-founded act Underoath.

“We’ve been playing shows in the Tampa area with Anberlin since we were basically kids,” a statement from Underoath begins. “We knew them coming back to play this hometown show with us was a big ask—but it just felt right. We have said we couldn’t be more pumped to close out the Erase Me tour with this show in our hometown. But we’ve been proven wrong.”

Anberlin drummer Nathan Young mirrors Underoath’s sentiments: “All the Anberlin dudes reconnected over this last year, hung on the beach together, and then, when we got asked to play this show with Underoath, in our hometown, the answer was, ‘yeah!”

Young continues: “I mean why wouldn’t we do that? Life is short and we should almost always say ‘yes’ to rad stuff. Plus, we’ve been homies with Underoath for 15-plus years. [Guitarist] Tim [McTague] is my brother-in-law and we’ve never played a proper show together. It’s just way overdue.”

Anberlin will join Crown the Empire, Dance Gavin Dance, and the Plot in You on that night’s roster.

To purchase tickets for the show, head on over the Yuengling Center’s website here.

The surprise announcement comes months after the band members began posting small, band-centric items on social media. The posts weren’t major enough to warrant speculations that a reunion could be in the cards, but enough to make fans wonder if maybe they were up to something.

Anberlin formally announced plans to disband in August of 2014. Before laying the band to rest, the five-piece went on a massive final tour that found them performing across the continent before taking the stage for the last time on Nov. 26, 2014 at the House of Blues in their quasi-hometown of Orlando.

Anberlin’s final studio album was 2014’s Lowborn (via Tooth & Nail).

As for Underoath, the upcoming tour is in support of their recently released record, Erase Me (via Fearless Records). The album was met with favorable reviews by critics and fans alike. The album, the group’s eighth, peaked at the number 16 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart, the number four spot on the Top Rock Albums chart, and the top spot on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart.

This show will also be a historic one for the six-piece as it will be the first time a Tampa Bay band has ever headlined a Tampa Bay arena.

Every Avenue announce two reunion shows

Just in time for the Halloween season, Every Avenue have announced that they are back from the dead. On Monday (Oct. 1), the Michigan-founded band revealed on social media that not only had they reunited, but that they had two shows already lineup for the month of December. Taking to Twitter, the group posted an image of a tour flyer with the caption, “Weeeeeeee’re back!”

The flyer, which fittingly features a zombie arm popping out of a grave with a beer in hand and a tombstone reading RIP 2003-2018, features two tour dates; Dec. 28 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago and Dec. 29 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. In addition to the dates, the flyer also confirms the act’s resurrection with the message: “They came on December 28 and 29, in the year 2018, once presumed dead, but no…Every Avenue, they’re alive!”

Check out the flyer and the band’s message here.

The band’s reunion and newly announced tour dates comes six years after calling it a day. While the five-piece did split up in 2012, they always maintained that it was much more of a “see you later” than a permanent break.

“We’ve always said ‘this is see you later, we’re not into goodbyes,” said the band in a joint post at the time.

“We are not breaking up, and are not on bad terms. We have all reached a new chapter in our lives and we are excited about exploring new possibilities!”

Every Avenue’s last studio album was 2011’s Bad Habits. The album was released through Fearless Records.

Man Overboard to regroup for three reunion shows

Are the guys from Man Overboard ready to return to the music world to defend their beloved pop-punk? Well, if their recent announcement is any kind of hint, then the answer to that question might be maybe. On Thursday (Aug. 2), the New Jersey-founded band confirmed plans to reunite at the end of the year for a couple of reunion shows. Taking to social media, the group posted a minute-long video which begins with the band performing in front of a small audience and concludes with them performing on stage in front of a “significantly” larger crowd at the Vans Warped Tour.

“When we started this band ten years ago, we never thought it would take us the places it did,” reads the band’s accompanying Facebook post. “We traveled the world and created a wealth of memories. We experienced great triumphs and our fair share of setbacks. It’s a journey that shaped who we all are as people today and something we are eternally grateful for.”

In the same post, they reveal that they will perform a total of three shows which will take place at the end of November and beginning of December. The first show will take place on Nov. 30 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York; the second show will take place on Dec. 1 at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia; and the third show will take place on Dec. 2 at The Sinclair in Cambridge.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. local time on the band’s website.

The reunion news comes a week after a Facebook event was created, unintentionally ruining the secret. Though the post was deleted, some fans were quick to take screenshots of the event as evidence that something big was coming from the band.

Man Overboard’s confirmed reunion shows come almost three years after the band formally announced plans for a hiatus. In January of 2016, the group posted a letter to fans where they reflected on their seven years as a group and all the good times they experienced. At the end, they warned fans that they had no plans for the band and that it would probably remain that way for a while.

“Our current plans are very few and will likely remain that way for a while,” the 2016 letter reads. “Don’t read into it. Don’t think it’s something it’s not. This spring we will be playing eight shows in the United States. Farewell for now.”

Man Overboard’s last studio album was 2015’s Heavy Love which was released through Rise Records. For now, the list of upcoming shows can be seen below.

MAN OVERBOARD 2018 REUNION GIGS:

Nov. 30 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Dec. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
Dec. 02 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

Eighteen Visions confirm reunion with new album and single

After months of teasing fans that a slew of good news was heading their way in the near future, Eighteen Visions has kept their promise by unveiling three huge announcements. On Thursday (April 20), the California-founded band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this summer through their new record label home. The upcoming record, which has been titled XVIII, is set to be released on June 2 through their new home of Rise Records.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band has also unleashed the first single off the upcoming release; a track titled “Oath.” The music video for “Oath” can be seen above. Pre-orders for XVIII are currently available here. The band is offering a total of eight bundles as well as the record in CD, vinyl, and digital forms.

As if a new album, song, and record label home was not enough, the group has also revealed that they will reunite on the stage for the first time in ten years. The group’s official on stage reunion will double as a record release show at The Observatory in their hometown of Orange County, California. If the reunion’s time and place sounds familiar, it’s because the band’s last performance together took place in late April 2007 in Orange County.

Back in February, rumors of an Eighteen Visions’ reunion began when James Hart, Keith Barney, and Trevor Friedrich launched an Instagram account for the band. The first post on the new account was an image with a message that read “the countdown begins.” In what was not a coincidence, Hart, Barney, and Friedrich uploaded the same exact image on their social media accounts.

Igniting more rumors of an inevitable reunion and new record, the trio shared some footage of them in a studio as well as a 15-second clip of a new song. Soon after, they confirmed that Mick Kenney was tapped to produce, mix, and master the impending release.

According to the band, one of their new songs will be titled “Live Again” and is dedicated to their late bassist Mick Morris who passed away in 2013 due to a pre-existing heart condition.

XVIII is the follow-up to the group’s no-longer-final album, 2006’s Eighteen Visions.

The Juliana Theory announces 20-year anniversary tour

After an amicable breakup in 2006 and a brief regrouping in 2010, The Juliana Theory has officially announced plans for another reunion. On Monday (April 17), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced that they will reunite once more this summer to celebrate the group’s 20-year anniversary. “We are extremely excited to announce that The Juliana Theory is reuniting to hit the road for our 20th anniversary this summer,” the group posted on their social media accounts about the upcoming excursion.

“We never thought we would play together again, let alone tour, but the 5 of us are thrilled to make all new memories with you this summer!” The anniversary tour will kick off on July 29 at Double Happiness in Columbus, OH and conclude with a two-night engagement at The Rex in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the 12-stop tour will go on sale beginning Monday, May 1, at 10 a.m. EST.

Back in January, The Juliana Theory made headlines when it was announced that they had been added to the lengthy list of artists set to hit the high seas in October for the first annual Warped Rewind at Sea. The group will join bands like Good Charlotte, Mayday Parade, Less Than Jake, Story of the Year, Cartel, Simple Plan and many more on the four-day cruise.Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico.

For now, you can see the band’s full announcement and tour schedule below. The Juliana Theory’s final studio album was 2005’s Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat.

“Hello beautiful friends,

We are extremely excited to announce that The Juliana Theory is reuniting to hit the road for our 20th anniversary this summer. We never thought we would play together again, let alone tour, but the 5 of us are thrilled to make all new memories with you this summer!

The more that time has passed since we broke up, the more we’ve all realized that we cherish so many memories tied up in this band. We’ve remained close friends but the bond we share making music together is something that all 5 of us have missed.

No longer seeing your faces and hearing your voices in sing-a-longs out on the road has left a void. We’ve read all your tweets and Instagram posts and emails saying you miss us and you wanna know the truth? We miss you all just as much if not more. To know that our music still matters to people 20 years after we first got together in a tiny garage in a small town in western PA — wow, that’s genuinely humbling.

So now after all this time – to be able to share this connection and the memories tied into these songs with you is something the whole band feels beyond fortunate to be able to do again. Thank you for all the love these past 20 years and for missing us. We are happy to be back and WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER!”

THE JULIANA THEORY 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

7/29 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
8/4 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
8/5 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
8/6 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
8/15 – Boston, MA @ Royale
8/18 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
8/19 – New York, NY @ Stage 48
8/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
8/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex
8/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex

From First to Last confirms return of Sonny Moore

For the past couple of months, fans of From First to Last have been debating whether or not vocalist Sonny Moore had officially returned to the outfit following a decade since his departure. Last summer Moore who we all know better as Skrillex, ignited the rumor fire when he played a snippet of a new song that sounded very From First to Last-ish on his Beats 1 radio show. Then, in January, the group and the DJ released a joint song titled “Make War.”

A few days after the song’s debut, which happened on Moore’s 29th birthday, the group performed the new song live for the first time during Los Angeles’ popular Emo Night LA event. That night, the group surprised the group by bringing out Moore for a several songs. On Tuesday (Feb. 28), the group may not officially confirmed the DJ’s return, but it might as well be. All From First to Last’s social media profiles now sport a brand new image of the band which features Moore front and center. In addition to the new photo, the band’s biography section has been updated to now to include Moore’s handle. Alongside the new image, the group posted a simple caption which reads “2017 Vibes <3,” on Instagram.

It’s not like there hasn’t been much teasing for the From First to Last or even Moore. During a pre-Grammys interview in early February, Moore spoke to Alternative Press where he gave a coy response to their question about being back in the band. “I left the band, but I would say I’m not left anymore.”

Moore’s return to the group comes almost a decade after he exited the lineup; in 2007, he decided to leave the band due to a vocal cord injury. His last show with From First to Last took place in October of 2006 in Orlando. Moore is mostly remembered for contributing vocals to the group’s two biggest albums, 2004’s Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and 2006’s Heroine. In 2009, Moore made his debut in the EDM world with his first solo album, Gypsyhook. Then, in 2010, he re-emerged as Skrillex and released My Name is Skrillex.

As for From First to Last, after Moore’s exit, the band released a total of three other albums; 2008’s self-titled, 2010’s Thorne to the Wolves, and Dead Trees. A couple of months after the release of Thorne to the Wolves, vocalist/guitarist Matt Good announced the band would be going on hiatus so everyone in the group could pursue other endeavors.

Three years after the announcement, Good, drummer Derek Bloom, bassist Matt Manning, and guitarist Travis Richter reunited to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new record which would go on to become Dead Trees.