Listen: Franz Ferdinand drop ‘Lazy Boy’

With a few short weeks until the release of their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand have returned to treat fans to another new song from the impending record. On Thursday (Jan. 25), the Scottish band unleashed the audio for their latest single, “Lazy Boy.” Listen to the almost three-minute track above.

“Lazy Boy” will join previously released tracks “Feel the Love Go” and lead single/title track “Always Ascending” on the band’s upcoming new album. Always Ascending is set to be released on Feb. 9 through the group’s longtime home of Domino Records. Pre-orders for Always Ascending are currently available on the band’s website here.

Always Ascending will mark the band’s first record without founding guitarist, Nick McCarthy. McCarthy left the band back in July of 2016 to focus on his family and other musical projects. In 2017, before announcing their fifth studio album, the group confirmed the addition of Dino Bardot on guitar and Julian Corrie on keyboards, synth, and guitar.

In support of Always Ascending’s release, the newly revamped band will hit the road in the spring for their North American tour. Franz Ferdinand’s upcoming North American trek will kick off on April 8, 2018 at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up over a month later on May 17 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. The complete tour itinerary can be seen here while tickets are currently available on the band’s website.

flor announces ‘come out. you’re hiding’ tour for early 2018

After spending much of the year on the road, flor has announced that they will be back at it again in 2018. On Monday (Nov. 13), the Los Angeles-based band revealed plans to hit the North American touring circuit in early 2018. The “come out. you’re hiding” tour will kick off on Feb. 2, 2018 at The Crocodile in Seattle and conclude a month later on March 3 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Indie-pop group Handsome Ghost has been announced as flor’s supporting act for the full excursion.

Pre-sales for the tour are currently available on the band’s website while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 18.

flor’s 2017 has been filled with a slew of performances including some stage time at several big name music festivals during the summer such as Lollapalooza, Philadelphia’s Made in America, and New York’s Meadows Music & Arts Festival. In addition to their music festival performances, the Fueled by Ramen band recently wrapped up their fall 2017 tour with Atlas Genius.

Before the year comes to an end, flor will join Paramore in Florida for two makeup gigs. Back in September, Paramore’s “Tour Two” was supposed to kick off in Florida, but Hurricane Irma forced the Tennessee-founded band to reschedule two of the three shows. As promised, the Fueled by Ramen bands will head south at the beginning of December for those two shows.

For now, flor’s complete tour itinerary can be seen below.

PARAMORE TOUR feat. flor
Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts +
Dec. 6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater +

flor’s “come out. you’re hiding” 2018 tour dates:

Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Feb. 3 – Portland, OR – Oregon Holocene
Feb. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Feb. 7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
Feb. 8 – Ames, IA – The Maintenance Shop
Feb. 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Feb. 11 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Feb. 13 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rivoli
Feb. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
Feb. – 17 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Feb. 20 – Washington, D.C. – DC9
Feb. 21 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
Feb. 22 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Feb. 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Feb. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Feb. 27 – Austin, TX  Stubb’s Jr.
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
March 2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
March 3 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

Maroon 5 announces massive ‘Red Pill Blues’ tour for 2018

Good news Maroon 5 fans; the group has announced a major tour for 2018. On Thursday (Oct. 26), the California-founded band announced plans to hit the North American touring circuit throughout 2018. The new tour will be named the “Red Pill Blues” after the group’s upcoming new studio album.

The first leg of the North American tour will kick off at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington and wrap up less than a month later on June 17 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. After taking a couple of months off, the second leg of the “Red Pill Blues” tour will kick off on Sept. 7 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah and wrap up on Oct. 15 with a pair of shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Hitting the road alongside Maroon 5 for the 33-stop tour will be singer Julia Michaels who is also featured on the band’s upcoming release.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale for the general public on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. local time. Those who purchase concert tickets between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10 will receive a free download or physical copy of Red Pill Blues.

Red Pill Blues is Maroon 5’s sixth studio album and is set to be released on Nov. 3 through Interscope Records. So far, the band has released a slew of new songs from the album including “Don’t Wanna Know” featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Cold” featuring  Future, “Whiskey” featuring A$AP Rocky, and current single, “What Lovers Do” featuring SZA.


May 30 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
June 1 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
June 2 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
June 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
June 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
June 9 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
June 12 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
June 14 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
June 16 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
June 17 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

Sept. 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 9 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Sept. 13 – St Louis, MO – ScottTrade Center
Sept. 14 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sept. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Sept. 18 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 20 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sept. 22 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 23 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 25 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Sept. 27 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 30 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 2 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Oct. 4 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 6 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Oct. 7 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 10 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Oct. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Oct. 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Listen: Asking Alexandria drops ‘Where Did it Go?’

After telling fans that they should expect a new song by the end of the week, Asking Alexandria has finally revealed the new tune. On Wednesday (Oct. 26), the United Kingdom-founded band released the second single from their upcoming, fifth studio album. The new song is titled “Where Did it Go?” and can be streamed above.

“Where Did it Go?” will join the group’s previously released song “Into the Fire” on their upcoming self-titled record. Asking Alexandria will mark the return of lead vocalist Danny Worsnop after departing the band at the beginning of 2015; Worsnop’s last album with Asking Alexandria was 2013’s From Death to Destiny.

Asking Alexandria is set to be released on Dec. 15 through Sumerian Records. Pre-orders for the upcoming album can be found on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the album will get instant downloads of both “Into the Fire” and “Where Did it Go?”

Asking Alexandria will be the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, The Black.

In support of the new album, Asking Alexandria announced last month a massive co-headlining North American tour with Black Veil Brides. The “Resurrection Tour” will kick off on Jan. 10, 2018 at the Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah and wrap up about two months on March 2, 2018 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Franz Ferdinand confirms release of fifth studio album with new song

Earlier this week, Franz Ferdinand took to social media to tease that something big would be announced before the end of the week. Taking to Twitter on Monday (Oct. 23), the group posted a ten-second clip with the date “25.10.17” flashing against a black background while some music played in the back. The band accompanied the short clip with the caption “ARE YOU READY?” On Wednesday (Oct. 25), the Glasgow-based band confirmed the release of their fifth studio album, Always Ascending. The new record, which will feature a total of ten new tracks, is scheduled to be released on Feb. 9, 2018 through the band’s longtime home of Domino Records.

According to a press release on behalf of the band, the new set of songs is “a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.” In addition to confirming the name and the release date of the impending album, Franz Ferdinand has also given fans the first taste of the new LP by release its lead single and title track, “Always Ascending.” Listen to “Always Ascending” above.

Pre-orders for Always Ascending are currently available on the band’s website here.

To celebrate the massive good news, the band has also announced that they will be hosting a Facebook Live stream later today. The stream will go live beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST/12:30 p.m. PST and will be broadcast from Paris’ Point Ephémère. During the live-stream, the band will reportedly preview a selection of their new recordings.

In support of Always Ascending’s release the band previously unveiled a slew of North American tour dates. Franz Ferdinand’s North American tour will kick off on April 8, 2018 at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up over a month later on May 17 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 27. The complete list of spring 2018 tour dates can be seen below.


April 8 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
April 10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
April 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
April 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
April 27 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
April 28 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
May 2 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 7 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
May 8 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
May 13 – San Diego, CA – North Park @ The Observatory
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 17 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre

Why Don’t We invite fans to the ‘Invitation Tour’

After spending much of 2017 touring the country in support of their at-the-time new EP, Something Different, pop act Why Don’t We are ready to hit the touring circuit once more when the new year begins. On Wednesday (Oct. 4), the Los Angeles-based group unveiled plans to take their latest EP, Invitation, on the road in early 2018. The “Invitation Tour” will kick off on Feb. 27 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio and conclude almost two months later on April 21 at the PlayStation Theater in New York.

Tickets for the “Invitation Tour” will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 7, at 10 am local time. For more information about the tour stops and how to obtain upgraded tickets, head on over to Why Don’t We’s website here.

The upcoming tour will be in support of Why Don’t We’s recently released Invitation EP. The record was released to celebrate the five-piece’s one-year anniversary of being a band. The group officially launched on Sept. 26, 2016 while the latest EP was released on Sept. 26, 2017. Prior to releasing Invitation, the group released three other EPs; the Only the Beginning EP, the Something Different EP, and the Why Don’t We EP.

The Invitation EP has proved to be a massive success for the group, earning them the top spot on iTunes Store’s “Top Pop Albums” chart in six countries including the United States. As if earning the top spot on iTunes’ pop chart wasn’t enough, the band was recently featured on Billboard’s annual “21 Under 21” chart and have secured spots performing on shows like MTV’s recently resurrected Total Request Live as well as NBC’s the TODAY Show, MTV’s 2017 VMA Pre-Show, and the 2017 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open Tennis Championships.

For now, the complete itinerary for the “Invitation Tour” can be seen below.


Feb. 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Feb. 28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 2 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
March 3 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 5 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 6 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
March 8 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
March 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
March 10 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
March 12 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
March 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
March 14 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
March 16 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
March 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
March 20 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
March 22 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
March 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
March 27 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
March 28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
March 29 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
April 2 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
April 3 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
April 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
April 6 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
April 7 – Silver Spring, MD – the Fillmore Silver Spring
April 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
April 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 13 – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
April 17 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 18 – Columbus, OH – Express Live
April 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 21 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 22 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 23 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
April 25 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Enter Shikari to embark on North American tour in 2018

With a couple of months left before 2017 finally comes to an end, Enter Shikari is already making plans for early 2018. On Tuesday (Oct. 3), the British band announced plans to hit the North American road in early 2018. Their upcoming tour which will be in support of their recently released record, The Spark, will kick off on Jan. 19, 2018 at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas. The over-a-month-long tour will then come to a close on Feb. 27, 2018 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona.

Heading out alongside the four-piece will be United Kingdom-based punk band Milk Teeth. Milk Teeth will hit the road with Enter Shikari in support of their new EP, Go Away. According to Enter Shikari’s social media, another group is set to join them on the road, but the identity of that band has yet to be confirmed. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Oct. 6, at noon local time.

Enter Shikari’s North American tour will be the follow-up to the group’s massive European trek which will kick off on Nov. 16 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. That tour will conclude on Dec. 12 at the Tonhalle in Munich, Germany, closing out their touring schedule just in time for the holidays.

Enter Shikari released their fifth studio album, The Spark on Sept. 22 through Ambush Reality/PIAS Recordings. The Spark reached the number 22 spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Album chart and the number five spot on the U.K. Albums chart. For now, the complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


Jan. 19 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Jan. 20 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Jan. 22 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Jan. 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Jan. 26 – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Jan. 27 – Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House
Jan. 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Jan. 30 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Feb. 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb. 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb. 5 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Feb. 8 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Hall
Feb. 9 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb. 10 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
Feb. 11 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid Cabaret
Feb. 13 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
Feb. 14 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom
Feb. 16 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Feb. 17 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Feb. 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Feb. 20 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Feb. 24 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 25 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
Feb. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom