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

Thrice announce ‘Palms,’ unleash music video for ‘The Grey’

Thrice announced their return in a big way last month when they revealed that not only had they left their home of Vagrant Records for Epitaph Records, but that they had some new music on the horizon. On Tuesday (July 10), the California-founded band made the new music news official when they confirmed the title and release date for their tenth studio album. Titled Palms, the new record is due out Sept. 14 through Epitaph Records. According to a press release, the new record was co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist who also worked on the band’s last studio album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In addition to confirming the title and date for the record’s release, the band also unveiled the music video for the album’s lead single, “The Grey.” The music video, which was directed by Daniel Carberry, comes a couple of weeks after the band uploaded a post on social asking fans to join them for the music video’s shoot.

“TALENT NEEDED FOR NEW MUSIC VIDEO. We are looking for 18 to 60-year-old people for new music video shooting in LA,” the band posted at the end of June.

The five-minute, black-and-white music video —which takes place in what appears to be a mental hospital— can be seen above.

“The Grey” is the lead single off Palms. Palms is the follow-up to 2016’s To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In support of the new set of tunes, Thrice previously announced plans to hit the United States touring circuit for a massive tour. The trek will find the group touring around the country during the months of September, October, and November. The tour will begin on Sept. 20 with a double-night engagement at the House of Blues in San Diego. After being on the road for almost two months, the excursion will wrap up on Nov. 18 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 21 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept. 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sept. 28 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
Sept. 30 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Oct. 02 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 03 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 04 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 09 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 14 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov. 02 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 03 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Nov. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 07 – Denver, CO – Music Summit Hall
Nov. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 11 – Lawrence, KS – The Granda
Nov. 13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Nov. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Nov. 17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern