Bayside and Senses Fail to embark on ’20 Years of Bad Luck’ outing in the spring

Do you guys remember how “emo” music was everywhere in the mid-2000s?

You couldn’t go a day without hearing songs from these “satanic” bands who were dressed in skinny jeans and 20 pounds of eyeliner and making your kids depressed.

Well, things have definitely changed in the decade since that “epidemic” took over with a lot of bands shedding not only their looks but also their sounds. But, emo music will never truly die, and three groups are proving that by hitting the road together this year.

On Monday (Jan. 27), Bayside announced plans to embark on a late-spring, early-summer tour with Senses Fail and Hawthorne Heights.

Dubbed the “20 Years of Bad Luck” tour (did you get the “Blame it on Bad Luck” reference?), the outing will find the three bands performing at venues across the United States in May, June, and July. The trek includes stops in cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and more.

The upcoming tour kicks off on May 28 at the Pageant in St. Louis and concludes on July 2 at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville.

“We’re so excited to announce our 20 year anniversary tour with Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, and Can’t Swim, and to celebrate this amazing milestone with the fans that have allowed us to exist this long,” the band posted on Twitter.

Pre-sale and VIP tickets are currently available here.

According to the tour’s official poster, Bayside will perform “a career-spanning set,” which means that their setlist could contain tracks from any of their eight studio albums. No word on whether the setlist will change from night to night since they do have such a lengthy discography.

Bayside released their eighth studio album, Interrobang, in October 2019.

As for Senses Fail, frontman Buddy Nielsen hinted that the group’s new album would put to rest the character from their sophomore album Still Searching. According to a post from Nielsen, the band will hit the studio at the end of February to start recording their eighth studio effort.

“Start recording record number 8 at the end of February. So crazy to think this is still I think I get to do,” the vocalist posted on Twitter at the beginning of the month.


Senses Fail to perform ‘From the Depths of Dreams’ in full during their upcoming fall tour

If you never thought you’d get the chance to see Senses Fail play From the Depths of Dream in full, then things are about to change for you, my friends. On Tuesday (June 4), the New Jersey-founded band announced upcoming tour dates for the fall where they will play the 2002 release in its entirety.

The forthcoming outing will find the band performing across North America throughout September and October. The 32-stop trek will include gigs in Oklahoma City, St. Paul, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Omaha, Denver, and their previously confirmed appearance at this year’s Riot Fest.

Senses Fail’s fall tour begins on Sept. 7 at the Lowbrow Palace in El Paso and concludes on Oct. 19 at the House of Blues in San Diego. Special guests Hot Mulligan and Yours Truly will join Senses Fail throughout the excursion.

VIP and presale tickets are now available for purchase. General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 7.

The new tour announcement comes a week after the band was confirmed as one of the acts playing this year’s Riot Fest Chicago. As with previous years, the music festival revealed that several groups on the roster will perform some of their biggest albums in full.

Senses Fail was confirmed to be one of those bands. Their set will include From the Depths of Dreams as well as 2004’s Let it Enfold You.

From the Depths of Dreams was originally released in August 2002 as a six-song EP. Upon its success, the band signed with Drive-Thru Records who reissued the album in April 2003 with the addition of two new tracks.


Slayer, Blink-182, and Bikini Kill to headline Riot Fest’s massive 15th-anniversary show


Hold onto your mohawks guys, because Riot Fest’s 15th-anniversary show is going to be one for the books. On Wednesday (May 29), festival organizers unveiled the massive lineup for this year’s weekend-long event. Blink-182, the newly reunited Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, and Bloc Party are just some of the bands headlining the show.

Also getting a spot on the large print portion of the festival poster is Slayer. Their appearance at Riot Fest will be the iconic metal band’s final performance in Chicago (and Milwaukee).

Joining the already stacked lineup are Taking Back Sunday, Rancid, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, Dashboard Confessionals, the B-52s, the Starting Line, Streetlight Manifesto, The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, Less than Jake, Anti-Flag, Cursive, Save Ferris, Frank Iero and the Future Violents, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, and a slew more.

As per Riot Fest tradition, many of the bands on the roster will perform some of their albums in full. Those acts include the Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), WEEN (The Mollusk), Bloc Party (Silent Alarm), Taking Back Sunday (Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now), Dashboard Confessional (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most), Against Me! (Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Glassjaw (Worship & Tribute), Senses Fail (Let it Enfold You and From the Depths of Dreams), and AVAIL will reunite to perform Over the James.

Tickets for Riot Fest 2019 are currently available for purchase on the festival’s website. Considering the colossal lineup, it may be wise to get your tickets as soon as possible instead of risking the event selling out.

Riot Fest returns to its home of Douglas Park in Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 13- 15. For more information about the lineup, tickets, or general inquiries, head on over to Riot Fest’s website.


Watch Senses Fail train to win Demi Lovato’s love in ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

With a handful of hours left before beginning their first tour of the new year, Senses Fail have given fans a brand new music video to celebrate. On Friday (Jan. 4), the New Jersey-founded band released the music video for their latest single, “Elevator to the Gallows.” the newly released clip finds the guys getting a crash course on how to win pop star Demi Lovato’s affection.

The four-minute clip begins with the guys walking through an area of desolate warehouses with barbwire and gates. Upon knocking on the gate of one of the warehouses, they are instantly welcomed by drag performer and former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Tammie Brown.

As the camera pans to a whiteboard, the band is instantly thrown into a course titled “How to Win Demi Lovato’s Love.” Of course  insanity ensues almost as quickly as they go through training which includes learning how to dance, exercising, getting some serious fashion sense, and learning what her favorite snack is (pickles? really?). It’s also hard to ignore how frontman Buddy Nielsen is rocking a Demi Lovato tee throughout most of the clip.

“We are all big fans of Demi. We’ve tried to [at] her on Twitter but to no avail! So we took the logical next step and made a video devoted to winning her attention,” the band say in statement.

“Having personally struggled with addiction, I know all too well what Demi has been through. We want her to know Senses Fail loves her and wishes her the very best! Your best friends who you don’t know yet, Senses Fail.”

Funnily enough, several hours after the video made its debut, Lovato tweeted the band: “Also- I love you Senses Fail. Your video is everything.”

Watch the video for “Elevator to the Gallows” above.

“Elevator to the Gallows” is featured on Senses Fail’s recently released record, If There Is Light, It Will Find You. The album, the group’s seventh studio album, was released in February of 2018.

In support of the album, the band announced late last year plans to embark on a co-headlining tour with the Amity Affliction. The “Misery Will Find You” tour will begin tonight (Jan. 4) at the House of Blues in Anaheim and conclude a month or so later on Feb. 9 at the Regent in Los Angeles.

Following some mishaps with a previously announced supporting act, Silent Planet and Belmont will hit the road with the two bands throughout the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Bad Omens withdraw from Senses Fail / The Amity Affliction tour

UPDATE (11/08/18 06:39 PM EST):

Hours after news broke that Bad Omens would no longer join Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction on their upcoming “Misery Will Find You” tour, the group has spoken out about their decision to leave.

Taking to social media, the metalcore outfit claims that “the terms of our deal to be the direct support act on this co-headline tour were negotiated prior to accepting the tour and they were not honored.”

Their post continues: “Our team politely and professionally asked it to be honored before the tour was announced and they refused. Specific assets requested were neither sent or approved. After all of this and the tour still going live we did our best to remedy the situation to stay involved and we were met with total disrespect. At this point it was a matter of principle. We aren’t going to be another young band that gets pushed around by older bands. Sorry if that doesn’t work for you. This public shaming campaign the bands have created online is both ironic and symbolic to the situation, as well as confirmation we made the right choice by leaving this tour.”

Read Bad Omens complete post here.

ORIGINAL (11/08/18 1:38 PM EST)

It definitely looks like misery found its way to one band on the upcoming Senses Fail / The Amity Affliction tour.

A day after announcing plans to hit the touring circuit during the months of January and February, Senses Fail have just announced a change to the previously unveiled tour roster. On Thursday (Nov. 8), the New Jersey-founded band revealed that supporting act Bad Omens would no longer be on the forthcoming tour. According a statement from Senses Fail, Bad Omens decided to drop from the excursion due to the “size of their name on the artwork.”

“We have to let you know that Bad Omens have pulled out of this tour. They were unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced the tour,” the band’s post on social media reads.

They continue: “The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail are working hard to find a replacement and we look forward to sharing that with you as soon as possible.”

At the time of publication, Bad Omen have yet to respond to Senses Fail’s letter to fans concerning their rash departure.

The “Misery Will Find You” tour is slated to begin on Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Anaheim and conclude a month or so later on Feb. 9 at the Regent in Los Angeles. The co-headlining tour includes stops in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Seattle, and Sacramento.

Tickets for the shows are currently available.

Senses Fail to embark on co-headlining tour with the Amity Affliction

With just a few short weeks before 2018 comes to an end, Senses Fail just announced a massive tour itinerary for the new year. On Tuesday (Nov. 6), the New Jersey-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the first months of 2019. Titled the “Misery Will Find You” tour, the trek will find the group performing at venues across the continent during the months of January and February.

Joining Senses Fail as co-headliners during the month-long excursion will be Australian metalcore outfit, the Amity Affliction. The joint jaunt will include stops in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Seattle, and Sacramento.

The upcoming tour will begin on Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Anaheim and conclude a month or so later on Feb. 9 at the Regent in Los Angeles.

Bad Omens and Belmont will play the role of supporting acts during the complete excursions.

VIP and pre-sale tickets are currently available on Senses Fail’s website.

For now, the complete list of “Misery Will Find You” tour stops can be found below.


Jan. 4 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Jan. 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jan. 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Jan. 8 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Jan. 9 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jan. 11 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
Jan. 12 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Jan. 13 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Jan. 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jan. 16 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Jan. 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Jan. 19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Jan. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Jan. 22 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
Jan. 24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
Jan. 26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Jan. 27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Jan. 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Jan. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Feb. 1 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Feb. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb. 4 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Feb. 5 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Feb. 7 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spaces
Feb. 8 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Feb. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent

Senses Fail drop video for ‘Gold Jacket, Green Jacket’

Senses Fail have returned with another new track from their upcoming new album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the New Jersey-founded band released the music video for their latest single “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket.” The over-three-minute clip finds frontman Buddy Nielsen not exactly having a very good day with his encounters with people.

First we see him involved in a car crash, but not really caring as he sits there drinking his coffee. Then, as he’s running away, he makes a set of construction workers drop something they were carrying while a poor, unfortunate pizza delivery man gets caught in the mess. As if that isn’t enough, Nielsen has an encounter with a group of close-minded protesters who are in process of protesting the LGBTQ community. While a slew of bad things seem to be happening, at the end everyone involved get sprayed with glitter and their angry tendencies disappear as they head to a house party / jam session with the rest of Senses Fail.

“The inspiration for this video is Falling Down meets the clown sing-along part in Billy Madison,” explains Nielsen. “The idea was to basically have people coming at me for various reasons but I am able to stave them all off and have them join in on the fun with a glitter bomb. Nothing makes a bad time more fun than a little glitter. Overall I just wanted to have a video that was fun and left you feeling good about the world and life.”

“Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” will join “Double Cross” on Senses Fail’s upcoming seventh studio album. If There Is A Light, It Will Find You will be released on Feb. 16 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the album’s new release, Senses Fail will hit the road at the end of February alongside Reggie and the Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household. The upcoming tour will kick off on Feb. 27 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and conclude over a month later on March 31 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.


Feb. 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 28 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 2 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 3 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
March 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
March 7 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
March 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 10 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
March 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
March 20 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
March 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 22 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
March 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
March 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
March 27 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 30 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
March 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Senses Fail announces new album with new song ‘Double Cross’

It’s time for Senses Fail fans to rejoice because the group just announced some major news. On Thursday (Nov. 30), the New Jersey-founded band announced plans to release their seventh studio album in early 2018. The new record will be titled If There is Light, It Will Find You and it will see a release date of Feb. 16, 2018 through Pure Noise Records.

Taking to social media, the group surprised fans by making the formal announcement with a simple, “New Song, new album!” and a 30-second trailer for the upcoming release. Back in June, the band took to Twitter to announce that they had just started recording the new record. “Today we started recording our 7th record ‘If There Is Light It Will Find You,'” the post read.

In addition to announcing the title and release date for the new 12-song album, the band also unveiled the music video for the record’s lead single, “Double Cross.” For those familiar with the band’s early discography, the new song sounds like it could have easily found a home on one of them, at least instrumental-wise. According to frontman Buddy Nielsen, the new record will sound more like their sophomore album, Let It Enfold You. Listen to “Double Cross” above.

Pre-orders for If There is Light, It Will Find You are currently available on the band’s website hereIf There is Light, It Will Find You is the follow-up to 2015’s Pull the Thorns from Your Heart. Earlier this year, the group released their In Your Absence EP which featured three new songs as well as an acoustic version of “Lost and Found” from Still Searching and “Family Tradition” from Life is Not a Waiting Room.

For now, the complete track listing for If There is Light, It Will Find You can be seen below.

If There is Light, It Will Find You track listing:

1. “Double Cross”
2. “Elevator to the Gallows”
3. “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes”
4. “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…”
5. “First Breath, Last Breath”
6. “Ancient Gods”
7. “Is It Gonna Be the Year?”
8. “You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense”
9. “Orlando and a Miscarriage”
10. “Shaking Hands”
11. “Stay What You Are”
12. “If There Is Light, It Will Find You”

Listen: Senses Fail streams ‘In Your Absence’

A month after announcing plans to release a brand new EP, Senses Fail has unveiled yet another track from the impending record. On Thursday (Feb. 16), the New Jersey-founded band released the title track from their upcoming EP, In Your Absence. The new song can currently be streamed above.

“In Your Absence,” the song, will join lead single “Jets to Peru” on the upcoming EP. In Your Absence is set to be released on March 3 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available on Senses Fail’s website here.

while discussing the new record, frontman Buddy Nielsen revealed that the band decided to go in a different direction with this record since their previous release was heavy. “This is our first stab at an acoustic record, coming off our last record being so heavy we thought it might be fun to try the opposite,” the singer said in an interview. “I have to say that it was very fun to write these songs and I think they came out great. They are loosely about my wife’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis and the thought of losing her prematurely.”

In support of the new record, and the group’s 15th anniversary together, they announced last year plans to hit the road to celebrate the momentous occasion. In addition to playing their sophomore album, Still Searching, in full, the group also promised to include songs from their lengthy discography. Counterparts, Movements, and Like Pacific will join Senses Fail throughout the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.


March 03 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
March 04 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
March 06 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
March 07 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
March 09 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
March 10 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
March 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
March 14 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
March 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
March 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
March 19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
March 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
March 23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
March 24 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
March 25 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
March 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
March 28 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
March 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
March 30 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
March 31 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
April 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 04 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
April 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
April 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
April 08 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

‘Don’t Call it a Sum-Back,’ Sum 41 are going on a North American fall tour


Sum 41’s summer has been filled with two months on the Vans Warped Tour, but don’t expect the Canadian group to take a break. On Monday (Aug. 8), the band announced plans to hit the North American roads this fall. The trek, which has been named the “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour will kick off on Oct. 5 at the House of Blues in Orlando. The month-long trek will then wrap up a month later on Nov. 6 at the Mayan in Los Angeles.

Senses Fail and As It Is will join Sum 41 for the complete North American journey. Sum 41 has joined forces with CID Entertainment to offer three different VIP Experiences throughout the tour. The packages will offer everything from an invitation to a pre-show jam session and hang with the band to access to an exclusive viewing area on stage during the show.

VIP pre-sales are set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. local time. For those who just want to purchase tickets to the show, general sales will begin on Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. In addition to the pre-sales, Sum 41 also announced that they will be joining forces with the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The organization assists with  providing financial help in the form of grants, medical bill reductions, as well as outside assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Those who feel like helping out will be given the option to make a donation during the ticket checkout process.

For now, the complete list of tour dates, including some previously announced festival dates can be seen below.

08/11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
08/13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
08/14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
08/18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
08/19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
08/20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
08/22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
08/23 – Forum Karlin – Prauge
08/24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
08/26 – Carroponte – Milan

Oct 5 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL*
Oct 7 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL*
Oct 8 – The Orpheum – St. Petersburg, FL*
Oct 9 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
Oct 11 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
Oct 12 – Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 13 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ*
Oct 14 – Playstation Theater – New York City, NY*
Oct 17 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC*
Oct 18 – The Phoenix – Toronto, ON*
Oct 19 – St. Andrews – Detroit, MI*
Oct 21 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL*
Oct 22 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 25 – Union Hall – Edmonton*
Oct 26 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB*
Oct 28 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC*
Oct 29 – Neptune – Seattle, WA*
Oct 30 – Hawthorne – Portland, OR*
Nov 1 – Regency – San Francisco, CA*
Nov 2 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*
Nov 4 – Livewire – Phoenix, AZ*
Nov 5 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA*
Nov 6 – Mayan – Los Angeles, CA*

* = w/ Senses Fail and As It Is

The “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour will be in support of Sum 41’s upcoming new album, 13 Voices13 Voices is set to be released on Oct. 7 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album are currently available on the band’s website. Back in June, the band released the music video for the first single from the upcoming album, “Fake My Own Death,” which gave a taste of what to expect come October.