Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

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Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball Fest announces first set of 2016 acts

Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball Festival will be returning in 2016. What started out as a celebration of famed Atlanta concert venue, The Masquerade has now become a yearly event. On Tuesday (March 22), the people behind the punk-centric music festival unveiled its first back of acts for the 2016 incarnation.

Acts like The Bouncing Souls, American Football, Gorilla Biscuits, The Promise Ring, American Nightmare, Deafheaven, Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, The Menzingers, Anti-Flag, the soon-to-be defunct Motion City Soundtrack and many more will head to Georgia in mid-August. What’s surprising about the newly revealed lineup is the addition of Thursday who went on hiatus several years ago (2011 to be exact). According to a tweet from frontman Geoff Rickly, “That line-up!! We said yes on Sunday because we couldn’t say no to THAT show. Literally had no plans to reunite b4.”

The band’s reunion comes a day after they posted a cryptic message on their official Twitter. No word yet on if this will be the beginning of something new or a one-off gig, even if Rickly’s tweet seems to be pointing at the latter.

The Wrecking Ball Festival will return to Atlanta during the weekend of Aug. 12-14. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning next Friday, April 1 while it looks like a slew of more bands will be announced at a later date. For now, check out the current lineup for the summer event

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New Found Glory and Yellowcard Unveil Joint Tour Dates

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After an out-of-the-blue announcement late last week, New Found Glory and Yellowcard have officially released the list of tour dates for their upcoming joint, United States tour.

The trek will begin on Oct. 8 at Livewire in Scottsdale and wrap up on Nov. 22 at House of Blues in Los Angeles.

General admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 29, while those who are interested in VIP packages get the opportunity to begin purchasing them today (May 26).

Like it was previously announced, Tigers Jaw will be the “special guest” for the month and a half-long tour.

Check out all the tour dates below and their announcement here.

YELLOWCARD/NEW FOUND GLORY FALL TOUR DATES:

10/8 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/11 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks At The Landing
10/14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/22 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/24 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/27 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/30 – Worcester, MA @Palladium
10/31 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/2 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/3 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/7 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/8 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
11/10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
11/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
11/18 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/22 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

Yellowcard and New Found Glory to Head Out on Tour

Can you believe that New Found Glory and Yellowcard have never gone out on a proper United States tour together?

You would think at one point it would have happened since they come out around the same time and have the same kind of fan base, but surprisingly, no.

If you’re currently telling the screen in front of you “no, that can’t be true,” turns out that it is because it came straight from the mouth of Yellowcard frontman, Ryan Key.

Last night, both bands released a joint video which shows Key playing cards with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert when he points out his realization.

Nonchalantly, they agree to go on tour together and the rest is history.

As of now, there have been no official tour dates revealed, but as the video points out, Tigers Jaw will be their “special guest” for the U.S. trek.

We’re going to assume the tour will take place once Gilbert and his band, What’s Eating Gilbert, wrap up their Summer tour with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri.

Yellowcard released their latest studio album Lift A Sail last October, the same exact day New Found Glory released their latest record, Resurrection.