The Devil Wears Prada officially announce new album

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A few weeks after breaking the news that they would be down a member, The Devil Wears Prada has officially announced the release of their sixth studio album. On Monday (July 18), the Ohio-based band confirmed the news of their brand new studio record. The new album will be titled Transit Blues and is set to be released on Oct. 10 through Rise Records.

Pre-orders for Transit Blues are currently available on the band’s website here. This record marks the group’s first album without longtime drummer, Daniel Williams. At the beginning of July, TDWP announced that Williams had left the group as well as that they were finishing up their new album. That announcement also marked the second time the band said good-bye to a longtime/founding member. Back in July of 2015, guitarist Chris Rubey left the band to spend more time with his wife and daughter.

Currently, speculation over who will fill in on the drums for Williams is still ongoing. Last week, the band debuted the lead single off of Transit Blues, “Daughters.” In the clip, Haste The Day’s Giuseppe Antonio Capolupo can be seen on the drums. Even though Capolupo was in the video, there is no official confirmation on whether he is part of the band or just filling in. Check out the video for “Daughters” here.

Transit Blues will be the follow-up to 2015’s Space EP

The Devil Wears Prada announce drummer’s departure

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Last March, the Devil Wears Prada said good-bye to guitarist Chris Rubey, and now, it looks like they’re going to be down another member. Over the weekend, the group took to Facebook to confirm the departure of longtime drummer, Daniel Williams. The band’s statement about the departure was simple, letting their followers know that Williams had left and that they were putting the finishing touches on their new album.

“With respect, we would like to let our fans know that Daniel is no longer in The Devil Wears Prada. We wish him nothing but the best with everything he does going forward. We’re putting the finishing touches on our new album and look forward to releasing new music very soon. Much love, TDWP,” the band’s statement read.

After the band wrote up their short piece, it appears that many of their fans wanted to know what happened, so they began to ask Williams questions. In an attempt to sedate all the fans, the sticksman, posted several responses to their questions. His Twitter responses can be seen below.

As of now, the band has not revealed whether or not they are in the middle of searching for a new drummer or if they already have one. Williams was with the band since their formation in 2005. But, it appears that an answer will soon be given because the group is set to perform at Chicago’s inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival on July 15.

So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016

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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.

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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.

The Word Alive Frontman Breaks Ribs Following Stage Dive

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We all know that musicians, especially those in bands, get a little too into their shows. We’ve seen our fair share of musicians taking to social media to reveal that they managed to hurt themselves several time in some shape, way, or form during a tour. During their stop in Pomona, CA on Motionless In White and Devil Wears Prada’s co-headlining “Apollo X Tour,” The Word Alive’s Telle Smith definitely took the cake when it came to injuries during a show.

According to social media posts by both the band and Smith himself, he stage dove which resulted in a broken rib, another rib was fractured, and a bone in his spine was broken. But while most bands will think about cancelling the rest of their tour due to the major injuries, The Word Alive kept on going. Let’s put this in perspective: The injury happened on Nov. 14 and today (Nov. 19), the incident reached the web.

Talk about dedication.

Check out some tweets from Smith, and the band, below about what happened that night in Pomona as well as a fan shot video of that night. No word on whether the video shows what exactly led to Smith’s injuries.

Currently, there is only one day left on the Apollo X Tour, tomorrow (Nov. 20) night’s stop at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN.

So What?! Music Festival Phase Two Lineup Announced

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So What?! Music Festival has returned with their “Phase Two” announcement. The newly added bands scheduled to head to Texas for the weekend-long festival are Saosin, New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Silent Planet, Zao, and others. During their “Phase One” announcement, festival organizers revealed that the newly reunited Underoath, the Devil Wears Prada, and Beartooth would be performing at the show.

The update lineup can be seen below.

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So What?! Music Festival 2016 will take place at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. the festival will take place on March 19 and March 20. the lineup at the time of the festival will reportedly feature over 100 bands in total while the rest of the lineup will be announced at later dates. For now, those interested in heading to Grand Prairie in March for the festival can head on over to their website to purchase tickets.

The Devil Wears Prada Beginning to Write New Music

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The Devil Wears Prada may have just released their new album last month, but now it looks like they’re ready to start on some new music. Taking to Instagram, frontman Mike Hranica revealed that the group has already begun to write songs for what is to be their sixth studio album. Hranica writes, “So long for now, Wisconsin // Writing session number one for TDWP full length number six.”

Check out the post below.

News of the band beginning to write new music comes a month after they released their conceptual EP, Space. In support of the new record, it was announced earlier this month that The Devil Wears Prada will be joining Motionless in White on their upcoming tour this fall. The tour is slated to kick off on Oct. 17 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and wrap up on Nov. 20 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets for the show are currently available for purchase. For the complete list of the “Apollo X” tour, click here.

Motionless in White and The Devil Wears Prada to Co-Headline Winter Tour

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Motionless in White is going to close out 2015 the same way they opened up the new year; by heading out on tour.

Earlier today, the Pennsylvania band announced they will be hitting the road this winter for another headlining tour. This time around, they will be co-headliners alongside The Devil Wears Prada. The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body, and the Color Morale will act as special guests/supporting bands for the month-long tour. The Word Alive will not perform during the first two shows of the tour while The Devil Wears Prada will not perform at one of the tour stops; Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock.

“The Apollo X Tour” will kick-off on Oct. 17 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and wrap up on Nov. 20 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, MN. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Sept. 11, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The complete list of tour dates, as well as the official poster for the tour, can be seen below.

APOLLO X TOUR feat. MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA:

Oct. 17 – Huntington, NY  @ The Paramount (no TWA)
Oct. 18 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall (no TWA)
Oct. 19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Paradox Theatre
Oct. 21 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct. 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 25 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Oct. 31 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock (no TDWP)
Nov. 1 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 3 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Nov. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s Southend
Nov. 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov. 6 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Nov. 7 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Nov. 8 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Nov. 10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Nov. 14 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov. 18 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Nov. 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

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Motionless in White just wrapped up their gig playing supporting act on Slipknot’s “Summer’s Last Stand Tour” a couple of weeks ago while the Devil Wears Prada just released their new EP, Space, back in August.

The Devil Wears Prada Share Record Store Day Contribution

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Record Store Day was a few weeks ago, and now The Devil Wears Prada are giving fans the chance to hear their Record Store Day contribution, a song titled “South of the City.”

The band revealed they went into a recording studio back in 2014 in northwest Indiana to record the song. They spent four days holed up, but decided to film the experience and release it as a short documentary. The documentary is currently available for viewing and comes in at 36 minutes.

If you’re interested, it can be seen here while the stream of “South of the City” can be heard below.

The Devil Wears Prada recently revealed they had returned “home” to Rise Records to release their upcoming new album; they conceptual record, Space.

Currently, the Ohio band are in the middle of the second leg of their “Zombie 5 Tour” in honor of the record’s fifth anniversary. Secret and Sleepwave are currently on the road with them.

After the “Zombie 5 Tour” wraps up, they’ll take a quick break and then head out on this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival alongside Slayer and HellYeah.

The Devil Wears Prada Guitarist Leaves Band

A couple of hours after announcing they had officially resigned with Rise Records for the release of their upcoming new EP, The Devil Wears Prada had the sad task of informing fans that they were down a member.

Taking to Facebook, frontman Mike Hranica revealed that founding member and guitarist Chris Rubey had decided to leave the band.

In the post, he writes that Rubey’s decision to leave the band had been made back in October after they concluded their Mexican tour dates. Rubey explained that he wanted to spend more time with his wife and daughter as opposed to constantly being on the road; a very understandable reason.

Unlike the departure of many founding members, Hrancia reveals that Rubey’s exit “couldn’t be more amicable” and that they already had asked a friend of theirs to fill in his vacancy during the “Zombie 5 Tour” which kicked off this past weekend.

Read the full statement below and keep an eye out for the release date of Space.

The Devil Wears Prada Officially Rejoin Rise Records

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It’s official, The Devil Wears Prada have rejoined Rise Records.

Last week, the record label (as well as the band) had released a cryptic video that gave no information at all, just the band and label’s logos side by side after some video from space.

Quickly after the video was released, publications and fans alike began to claim that the band had returned to their roots for their new record.

Today, the rumors were confirmed with The Devil Wears Prada frontman, Mike Hranica, releasing a statement on the matter.

“We’re all very confident in working with Rise again,” begins Hrancia.

“The label has grown tremendously since our first release back in 2006, nonetheless we know their intention is still the same as ever and we know it’s a model that will compliment us well. We’re persistently hands-on and love to do exactly as we please, and they’re a great place for us to be able to continue that path while supporting our visions. Rise can be commended, deservedly, for their wholehearted drive at releasing albums they believe in; and it’s that enthusiasm that is both welcoming and exciting for our band moving forward.”

As for the video that was release online last week that started the talks of a reconcile? Turns out, the band are working on a conceptual album titled what else, Space which is set to be released sometime in the Summer. No official release date has been given.

If the reunion with Rise and the announcement of a new album wasn’t enough, the Ohio band just kicked off a double leg, headlining this past Sunday (March 15). Full dates, including the recently added second leg, for that can be seen below.

THE ZOMBIE 5 TOUR DATES (with Born Of Osiris, the Word Alive and SECRETS):

Mar. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Mar. 17 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Mar. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater

Mar. 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Mar. 21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

Mar. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

Mar. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater

Mar. 27 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Mar. 28 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre

Mar. 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Mar. 31 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

Apr. 01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Apr. 03 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Apr. 04 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater

Apr. 06 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

Apr. 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

Apr. 08 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Apr. 09 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Apr. 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Apr. 11 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Apr. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Apr. 14 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology

Apr. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

Apr. 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

**NEWLY ADDED DATES (with SECRETS and Sleepwave)**

Apr. 25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville (Festival)

Apr. 27 – Greensboro, NC @ The Cone Denim Entertainment Center

Apr. 29 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry

Apr. 30 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

May 1 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

May 2 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

May 3 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room

May 5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

May 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

May 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

May 9 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

May 10 – Colorado SPrings, CO @ Black Sheep

May 12 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre

May 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

May 14 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range (Festival)