Jimmy Eat World to embark on the ‘Criminal Energy’ tour in the late summer

Jimmy Eat World promised fans some good news this week, and they have definitely kept their word.

On Monday (March 9), the Arizona-founded band announced plans to embark on a short, North American tour in the summer. Dubbed the “Criminal Energy” (after a track on their new album) tour, the group will be joined by the Front Bottoms throughout most of the outing.

The cross-continent trek will include stops in major cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Baltimore, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, and more.

The 20-stop outing begins on August 6 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta and concludes a month later on September 5 at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix.

Pre-sales begin this Tuesday, March 10, at 10 a.m. local time. For those who miss out on pre-sales, don’t worry. General ticket sales for the “Criminal Energy” tour go on sale this Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time.

Turnover and Joyce Manor will join Jimmy Eat World and the Front Bottoms on the upcoming excursion. Turnover will play the first half of the shows (Aug. 6 – 22), while Joyce Manor will take over during the second half (August 26- September 5).

Jimmy Eat World released their tenth studio album, Surviving, last fall. The record was met with a lot of praise from fans and critics alike.

The summer tour will be in support of the record’s release. Before hitting the North American touring circuit, Jilly Eat World already has several shows lined up. They will open for My Chemical Romance and hit the stage at a handful of music festivals, including Chain Fest and Bottlerock in California.


August 6 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy (The Front Bottoms are not performing)^
August 7 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^
August 8 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater^
August 9 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion^
August 11 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17)^
August 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage)^
August 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia)^
August 16 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion)^
August 18 – Toronto, ON – Rebel^
August 20 – Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park^
August 21 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit^
August 22 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion^
August 26 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory#
August 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave#
August 28 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom#
August 29 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland#
August 31 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium#
September 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex#
September 4 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU#
September 5 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre#

^ – w/ Turnover
# – w/ Joyce Manor

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, Jack White to headline Bunbury Music Festival 2018

Blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and Jack White are just some of the bands who make their way to Ohio in early June for this year’s Bunbury Music Festival. On Friday (Jan. 26), the Cincinnati-based music festival unveiled its lengthy and rock band-centric lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual event.

Blink-182 spent most of last year on the road touring behind 2016’s release, California, as well as dropping music videos for as many of the record’s tracks as possible. Much like blink, Coheed and Cambria hit the road in the spring of 2017 where they performed their third studio album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in its entirety at every show.

As for Jack White, Bunbury is another music festival that the musician will perform at during the summer months. Earlier this month, the former White Stripes frontman confirmed not only the release of his third studio album (Boarding House Reach), but also a lengthy tour which includes all his previously announced music festival appearances.

Joining blink-182, Coheed and Cambria, and White on the bill for the music festival’s seventh year will be Incubus, Royal Blood, Foster the People, Third Eye Blind, Dropkick Murphys, Young the Giant, The Front Bottoms, Peter Bjorn and John, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Fitz and the Tantrums, Misterwives, LANY, and many more.

“We are very excited about the lineup we’ve put together for 2018,” says PromoWest Productions’ Scott Stienecker in a press release. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s festival is attributed, in large part, to the city of Cincinnati and its continued support to make this one of the premier boutique musical festivals in the country.”

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available with three different ticket options to pick from. For more information, head on over to Bunbury’s website here.

Bunbury Music Festival 2018 is set to take place during the weekend of June 1-3 at the music festival’s usual location along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. As with previous years, the festival will encompass the entire area throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove.

For now, the complete lineup for the 2018 incarnation of Bunbury Music Festival can be seen below.

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.





Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

The Front Bottoms Get Touristy in “Summer Shandy” Music Video


With the release of their new album right around the corner, The Front Bottoms have returned, releasing another song from their impending new record, Back on Top.

The music video is for the track “Summer Shandy,” which comes at a fitting time since summer is about to wrap and their album will be released at the tail-end of the season.

The music video for the song is more like a 15-minute movie following the group as they explore Fairbanks, AK doing touristy things like taking a dip in some hot springs, checking out Santa Claus Village, hanging with some sled dogs, watching the Aurora Borealis (very much like the photo above) as well as meeting some local natives for some dancing and wilderness lessons. Now, who’s ready to get on a plane and visit Alaska?

Anyway, check out the music video or shall we say the movie for “Summer Shandy.”

“Summer Shandy” joins previously released tracks, “Cough it Out,” “HELP,” and “West Virginia” on Back on Top which is scheduled to be released next Friday, Sept. 18, through Fueled By Ramen. In support of the release of the album, the New Jersey band will be heading out on a North American tour this fall as well as an European tour at the beginning of 2016.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Front Bottoms Announce New Album, Stream New Song


Last month, the Front Bottoms revealed they had joined the Fueled By Ramen family adding fuel to the rumors that they had a new album up their sleeves. After releasing the music video for “Cough it Out” just a few weeks after they debuted another new song, “West Virginia,” it only added to the speculation that a new record would be coming our way soon.

Now, it’s been confirmed; the Front Bottoms will indeed be releasing a new record in the Fall. The New Jersey group announced that their new record will be titled Back on Top and is set to be released on Sept. 18, like it was reported back in June.

In honor of the revelation, the group has released another music video for another new song featured on the album; a track titled “HELP.” Watch the music video below.

In addition to the album name, release date, and music video for the new single, the band has also revealed the track listing for the 11-song record. Pre-order bundles are currently available on the band’s website while iTunes pre-orders are currently ongoing as well The track listing can be seen below as well as their upcoming tour dates.


1. “Motorcycle”
2. “Summer Shandy”
3. “Cough It Out”
4. “HELP”
5. “Laugh Till I Cry”
6. “Historic Cemetery”
7. “The Plan (Fuck Jobs)”
8. “Ginger”
9. “2YL”
10. “West Virginia”
11. “Plastic Flowers”


7/31 Mains Street Pier Portland, ME
8/15 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY w/ Brand New
9/13 Festival Pier – Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Philadelphia, PA
9/19 Shadow of The City – Stone Pony Summer Stage Asbury Park, NJ
10/14 Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/15 Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/16 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
10/17 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
10/18 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
10/20 Petit Cafe Campus Montreal, QC
10/21 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON
10/22 Water Street Music Hall / Club @ Water Street Rochester, NY
10/25 The National Richmond, VA
10/27 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
10/28 The Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
10/29 Skully’s Columbus, OH
10/30 Agora Theatre & Ballroom Cleveland, OH
10/31 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
11/1 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/3 Majestic Theatre Wisconsin, WI
11/4 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO
11/5 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
11/6 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
11/7 Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11/9 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
11/10 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
11/12 Slim’s San Francisco, CA
11/13 EchoPlex Los Angeles, CA
11/14 Glass House Orange County, CA
11/15 The Irenic San Diego, CA
11/17 Club Red Phoenix , AZ
11/19 The Parish Austin, TX
11/20 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill Dallas, TX
11/23 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
11/24 The Social Orlando, FL
11/27 The Fillmore Silver Spring Washington, DC
11/29 Royale Nightclub Boston Boston, MA


2/4 Club Academy Manchester, UK
2/5 University Leeds, UK
2/6 Riverside Newcastle, UK
2/7 Garage Glasgow, UK
2/8 Library Birmingham, UK
2/10 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK
2/11 Globe Cardiff, UK
2/12 Marble Factory Bristol, UK
2/13 Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
2/14 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, UK
2/16 Koko London, UK
2/17 Kavka Antwerp, BE
2/18 Sugarfactory Amsterdam, NL
2/19 MTC Cologne, DE
2/20 Sedel Lucerne, CH
2/21 La Tenda Modena, Italy
2/22 Strom Munich, DE
2/23 Arena Vienna, AT
2/25 Privatclub Berlin, DE
2/26 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DK
2/27 Klubben Stockholm, SE
2/29 Molotow Hamburg, DE

10/14-11/29 w/ The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly
2/2-2/16 w/ Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band

Say Anything Announce New Album, Tour


Say Anything have announced they will be releasing a new album this early Summer. The album will be titled Hebrews and is set to be released on June 10th through Equal Vision Records.

In support of the new album, the band will also be heading out on a North american tour beginning on June 13th in Dallas at the Granada Theater and will travel around the country until it wraps up on July 27 in Tempe, AZ at The Marquee. The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! will also be heading out on the tour as supporting acts.

Fans have now been given an option to add a signed CD or vinyl to their pre-sale ticket purchase for $9.00 for the CD or $14.00 for the vinyl. If fans do chose to add Hebrews to their ticket purchase, they will receive a digital download of the record on the release date from Equal Vision and still be able to pickup the physical copy of the album from the merchandise table at the tour stop.

Cool huh? All those who chose that option need to do is show their ID as well as the receipt of the purchase. This is reportedly just one of a few unique bundle options that will be offered. Full tour dates for the tour can be found below.

SAY ANYTHING TOUR feat. The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!

Jun 13-Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Jun 14-Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Jun 15-Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Jun 17-Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Jun 18-Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
Jun 19-Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
Jun 20-Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jun 21-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Jun 22-Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jun 24-Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Jun 25-Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Jun 26-Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Jun 27-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Jun 28-New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Jun 29-Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jul 01-New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Jul 02-Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Jul 03-Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Jul 05-Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jul 06-Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre
Jul 08-Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Fest
Jul 09-Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 10-Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Jul 11-Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jul 12-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jul 13-Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Jul 15-Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Jul 16-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 17-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Jul 19-Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Jul 20-Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Jul 22-San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 24-Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Jul 25-Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Jul 26-San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 27-Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee