Foo Fighters announce Fourth of July celebration in D.C.


Do you have plans this Fourth of July?

Are the Foo Fighters on your concert bucket list?

Do you want to celebrate the nation’s birthday in the nation’s capital?

Well, if you answered yes to all of those questions, then we’ve got news for you!

On Tuesday (March 3), the Foo Fighters “Foo-rmally invited” fans to the DC incarnation of their JAM fest. Initially launched in California, Dave Grohl and company are taking the single-day event across the country to the nation’s capital.

Dubbed DC JAM Fest, the music festival will include performances from Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams, the Go-Go’s, Band of Horses, Beach Bunny, and more.

In addition to the genre-bending acts, the event will also include a BBQ competition where attendees will get to sample the goods, a tailgate party, rides, games, and other attractions.

Doesn’t that just scream “Fourth of July celebration” to you?

DC JAM Fest will take place on the Fourth of July at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, March 6, on the festival’s website.

Before taking over the FedExField in July, the Foo Fighters will embark on their 25th-anniversary tour. Dubbed the “2020 Van Tour,” the band’s touring route will be an exact replica of their first-ever outing in 1995. Talk about taking it back to the van days.

The tour kicks off on April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and wraps up with their appearance at Boston Calling during the weekend of May 22-24. The full list of tour stops can be found here.


All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional to live ‘Summer Ever After’

Ready to add another huge tour to your lengthy summertime concert schedule? If not, it’s time to do so. On Monday (May 14) All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional announced plans to hit the road together during the month of August. Titled the “Summer Ever After” tour, the excursion will kick off on Aug. 3 at Myth Live in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending a couple of weeks traveling across the continent, the trek will conclude its first leg on Aug. 26 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The tour dates for the second leg of the excursion will reportedly be announced within the next few weeks.

Taking to social media, both bands announced the upcoming co-headlining tour in their own special way.

“This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” posted All Time Low on their official Twitter account.

As for Dashboard, they took a more direct approach with their announcement: “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

As confirmed by Dashboard, singer-songwriter Gnash will be the groups’ direct supporting act. Tickets for the “Summer Ever After” tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time.

Fan club and Citi pre-sales will begin this Tuesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday. All other pre-sales will begin on Thursday, May 17. For more details about the upcoming tour, you can head on over to either All Time Low‘s or Dashboard Confessional‘s websites.

The upcoming tour will be in support of All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. The band’s seventh studio album was released back in June of 2017 and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. This album also marked the group’s first with their new record label, Fueled By Ramen.

Prior to embarking on the “Summer Ever After” tour, All Time Low will play three California dates on the final Vans Warped Tour. After that, they will head out to Chicago to perform at this year’s Lollapalooza.

Much like All Time Low, the upcoming tour will be in support of Dashboard Confessional’s recently released record, Crooked Shadow. Their seventh studio album also marks their first record to be released via their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

For now, the “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.


Aug. 3 – St. Paul, Minnesota – Myth Live

Aug. 4 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater

Aug. 5 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

Aug. 7 – Detroit, Michigan – Masonic Temple Theatre

Aug. 9 – Columbus, Ohio – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 – Cleveland, Ohio – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Aug, 11 – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Musikfest

Aug. 12 – Lewiston, New York – Artpark Amphitheater

Aug, 14 – Toronto, Ontario – Echo Beach

Aug. 15 – Wallingford, Connecticut – Toyota Presents Oakdale

Aug. 17 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 18 – Baltimore, Maryland – MECU Pavilion

Aug. 19 – New York, New York – Pier 17 at South Street Seaport

Aug. 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE – Outdoors

Aug. 24 – Portland, Maine – Maine State Pier

Aug. 25 – Boston, Massachusetts – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Aug. 26 – Asbury Park, New Jersey – Stone Pony Summerstage

Live Nation’s National Concert Week offers $20 all-in tickets for hundreds of shows


Summer 2018 seems to be the summer that every single musician has decided to hit the road on some kind of tour. Of course, for those of us who are not financial secure, the slew of shows make it hard to decide which to buy tickets for and which we will need to pass on until the next time. On Tuesday (April 24), Live Nation announced their $20 All-In Tickets in honor of National Concert Week. For a week, the event tickets giant will be offering $20 tickets for a slew of popular tours that will hit North America during the summer months.

The $20 tickets deal will begin on Monday, April 30, at 8 a.m. local time and conclude the following Tuesday, May 8, at 11:59 p.m. local time. The deal does not include ticket delivery and print-at-home fees.

While lists like this typically include tours that are not selling very well, Live Nation has made sure to include some of their biggest tour to hit the road during the summer. Fans will be able to choose from over 2,000 Live Nation shows from all genres of music including rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, Latin, and even speaking tours (looking at you Joe Biden). The massive list includes some of our favorite acts like Paramore (Tour Five), 5 Seconds of Summer (Meet You There tour), the final Vans Warped tour, Thirty Seconds to Mars (“Monolith” tour), Weezer and the Pixies (their co-headlining tour), Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria (their joint tour), Charlie Puth (Voicenotes tour), Kesha and Macklemore (their co-headlining tour), and many more.

The complete list of participating tours can be seen below. For more information about Live Nation’s National Concert Week $20 All-In tickets, head on over to their website here.


311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones Live Experience
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov’t Mule / The Avett Brothers
Hall & Oates / Train
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Niall Horan
Ozzy Osbourne
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band

Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.





Slipknot Confirms Summer 2016 Tour Dates


It’s been a couple of weeks since Slipknot announced that they will once again head out on a summer tour; mirroring their trek from 2015. Earlier this month, the Iowa-based metal band revealed that they will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson which will receive support for Of Mice & Men. On Monday (Feb. 29), the much-anticipated tour dates and performance venues were announced.

The summer tour will kick off on June 9 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City and wrap up about two months later on Aug. 5 in the metal band’s hometown of Des Moines, IA at the Wells Fargo Arena. For those in Slipknot’s fan club, they will be given the opportunity to get their tickets ahead of everyone else on Tuesday, March 1, at noon local time. Citibank member’s pre-sale will happen on Wednesday, March 2 while LiveNation pre-sales will go live on Thursday, March 3. General ticket sales will then open up on Friday, March 4 at 10 am local time.

Check out the complete list of the upcoming tour dates below.


06/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

06/11 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

06/13 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

06/14 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

06/15 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

06/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

06/18- Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-chin Pavilion

06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

06/21 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

06/24 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater

06/25 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

06/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

06/28 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

06/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

07/01 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

07/02 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at Florida State Fairgrounds

07/06 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

07/08 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre

07/09 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

07/10 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center

07/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

07/13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

07/15 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA*

07/16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest*

07/17 – Bridgeview, IL @ Chicago Open Air*

07/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

07/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre

07/21 – Québec, QC @ Videotron Centre

07/23 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse

07/24 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/26 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

07/27 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

07/29 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

08/02 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

08/04 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

08/05 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

*music festival appearance

30 Seconds to Mars to Launch ‘Camp Mars’


Echelon members, it’s time to pack your overnight bags with sunscreen and bug spray because we’re going to Camp Mars!

After a day of hints and teases, Thirty Seconds to Mars have announced they will be launching their own three-day summer camp experience this August.

The experience has been named “Camp Mars” and will take place during the weekend of August 22-24 in Malibu, CA. Attendees will get the opportunity to participate in “hiking, climbing, yoga, cooking classes, raising the flag and camp fire sing-a-longs,” according to a statement released by the band.

In addition to all the summer camp-centric activities that will be offered, the band will also hold two performances during the weekend as well as numerous DJ sets to keep the fun going.

“We have always looked to do things for our audience that are fun and unique,” frontman Jared Leto told Rolling Stone about the summer camp.

“What better way to celebrate the summer than in beautiful Southern California with the Mars family in full.”

Packages for Camp Mars will be sold through Adventures in Wonderland and will officially go on sale beginning this Friday, June 19, beginning at 9 a.m. PST.

Watch the band’s video announcement for Camp Mars below, and if you have any questions whatsoever about the summer camp and the activities, the band have also give potential attendees the people to contact regarding questions and concerns.

Jimmy Eat World Frontman Announces Solo Tour


It’s been a few weeks since Jim Adkins announced he would be hitting the road this Summer on an acoustic solo tour, and now the Jimmy Eat World frontman has announced the impending tour dates along with an announcement video.


June 28 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
June 29 – The House Café – Dekalb, IL
June 30 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
July 1 – Frankies – Toledo, OH
July 3 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
July 6 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
July 7 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
July 8 – Motorco – Durham, NC
July 9 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
July 11 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
July 12 – Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Little Rock, AR
July 13 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
July 14 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
July 15 – Codfish Hollow – Maquoketa, IA
July 17 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
July 18 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO
July 20 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT
July 21 – Stage 112 – Missoula, MT
July 22 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA
July 24 – The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
July 25 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
July 27 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
July 28 – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA

A few days after revealing he would be performing a couple of solo shows in June, Jimmy Eat World frontman, Jim Adkins, has revealed that those three shows are just the beginning of his Summer and Fall solo trek.

The singer had previously revealed that he had been working on some solo material during Jimmy Eat World’s downtime, but now it looks like he’s ready to take the solo act on the road.

In a letter to fans which he released earlier in the day, Adkins reveals that after 21 years of following the same cycle with JEW (“write, tour, record, tour, pull our heads together, and then write again”) he had gotten bored and was ready for something new and exciting (no, they are not going on hiatus).

Thanks to a chance opportunity in Berlin while JEW was on tour in Europe, Adkins decided to go on his own and perform a solo show. He found the opportunity to play solo to be “pretty different” and “fun” and decided to extend that further with a tour and like he writes, “2015 seemed like as good as any.”

Adkins reveals that the tour will be just him and a guitar traveling around the country this Summer and Fall. As of now, he hasn’t released any specific tour stop, except for the three tour dates he had previously released earlier this week (June 21: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY; June 22: BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY; June 23: The Space – Hamden, CT).

Read Adkins’ handwritten letter below.


Owl City Announces New Album in Cool Way

While artists are always trying to find a fun, cool, and inventive way to reveal that they have a new album coming out, Owl City’s Adam Young out did everyone with his own announcement.

Instead of some written message on Facebook or Twitter or a video featuring band members revealing the new album, Young composed a one-minute song thanking his fans for sticking by him even though he’s been quiet for a couple of years now.

Then, he made the announcement; his new album is set to be released this Summer.

Yes Adam, Owl City is in fact back and we do look forward to those sad songs that you write.

Listen to Young’s announcement below.

Owl City’s last release was in 2014 when he decided to release several EPs rather than one studio album. Sadly, only one EP was released; Ultraviolet which featured lead single Beautiful Times” with violinist Lindsey Stirling.

Incubus and Deftones to Head Out on Joint Summer Tour

Get ready to have a super packed Summer full of concerts because another big line-up has joined the list.

Today, Incubus and the Deftones jointly announced they will hitting the road together for their month and a half-long co-headlining Summer tour. Death from Above 1979 and the Bots will be supporting the mega-bands for the majority of the trek.


The tour will officially kick off at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on July 22 and wrap up at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in San Diego on August 30.

The full schedule can be seen below.


07/22 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *^
07/23 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre ^
07/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *^
08/04 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *^
08/05 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *^
08/07 – Manfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *^
08/08 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *^
08/09 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *^
08/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *^
08/13 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORDIA Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
08/14 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *^
08/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champion’s Square *^
08/17 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *^
08/19 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *^
08/20 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion *^
08/24 – Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre *^
08/26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *^
08/30 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre *^

* = w/ Death From Above 1979
^ = w/ The Bots

Tickets for he massive arena tour will begin on April 24 on Live Nation’s website.

Incubus will be touring in support of their two upcoming EPs, the first being Trust Fall (Side A) due out on May 12. As for the Deftones, they are currently in the process of recording their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s Koi No Yokan.

Real Friends to Release Record Store Day EP


Real Friends took to Twitter, and probably every other social media account of theirs, earlier in the day to tease some big news to their followers

With in 15 minutes of that announcement, the Illinois band had revealed that they will be releasing a new EP titled More Acoustic Songs on Record Store Day (April 18).

In a video that they posted, the track list for the vinyl release was unveiled. “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” Late Nights in My Car,” and “Summer” will be featured on the record as well as a cover of The Starting Line’s song, “Island”

Check out the teaser below.

In a statement, both bassist Kyle Fasel and vocalist Dan Lambton revealed their excitement to be a part of this year’s Record Store Day and as to why they decided to go the acoustic route for the release.

“We are stoked to showcase our songs in acoustic form,” said Fasel.

“The main reason we did this was for personal taste. We all have connected with acoustic music in the past and currently. It’s also an added bonus to highlight these versions of our songs to our fans. It shows our songs in another light that we are very excited about sharing.”

“I am extremely excited that Real Friends is being included in this year’s Record Store Day,” added Lambton.

“RSD gives people a reason to leave the comfort of their homes and the ease of online shopping in order to have an actual experience when buying new music. It can introduce younger listeners to great record stores in their areas that they might not otherwise find if they were to strictly do their record shopping online. To be a part of something that is continually providing exciting releases to highlight and celebrate vinyl is very humbling.”

More Acoustic Songs will be available only at independent record store on Record Store Day.

In other news, Real Friends will be heading out on tour this spring alongside The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. Full tour dates can be seen here.