Memphis May Fire announce ‘Broken,’ drop new single

With a couple of months left before they hit the North American touring circuit, Memphis May Fire have just confirmed that fans will have some new tunes to jam to during those gigs. On Friday (Sept. 21), the Texas-founded band announced plans to release their sixth studio album in the fall. Titled Broken, the new record is due out Nov. 16 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website.

Broken is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 release, This Light I Hold.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band released the record’s lead single; the hard-hitting “The Old Me.”

In a press statement, frontman Matty Mullins describes the inspiration behind the new track. As it turns out, the song was primarily inspired by the singer’s struggle with anxiety and depression and how he wishes to one day return to the person he used to be before his symptoms began to manifest.

“‘The Old Me’ is about my struggle with anxiety and depression,” Mullins’ letter begins.

“What feels like a war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when it consumes me, and trying to remember what life was like before I lived with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person —’The Old Me’— again.”

Listen to “The Old Me” above.

In support of the ten-track album’s November release, Memphis May Fire were previously confirmed as one of Atreyu’s supporting acts during the California band’s fall tour. The upcoming trek will begin on Nov. 9 at the Van Buren in Phoenix and conclude over a month later on Dec. 13 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. the full list of upcoming dates can be found here while the complete track listing for Broken can be seen below.

BROKEN TRACK LIST:

01. “The Old Me”
02. “Watch Out”
03. “Sell My Soul”
04. “Who I Am”
05. “Heavy is the Weight”
06. “Over It”
07. “Fool”
08. “Mark My Words”
09. “You and Me”
10. “Live Another Day”

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The Struts to release ‘Young & Dangerous’ in October

After months of patiently waiting, the Struts have finally confirmed some important information concerning their second studio album. On Friday (Sept. 14), the English band unveiled the title and release date for the much-anticipated follow-up to Everybody Wants. Titled Young & Dangerous, the new record is due out Oct. 26 through Polydor Records. Pre-orders for the forthcoming album are currently available on the band’s website.

“Finally, we can reveal our second album, Young & Dangerous,” frontman Luke Spiller announced via a press release.

“We have poured our blood, sweat, and tears into this album and I know you are all going to love it. This is dedicated to all of our amazing fans who have waited so long for this record. I hope these songs provide the perfect soundtrack to this crazy thing called life.”

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also unleashed the record’s latest single; a tune titled “Bulletproof Baby.” Listen to the new track above.

The 13-track album will include “Bulletproof Baby” as well as previously released tracks “Primadonna Like Me,” lead single “Body Talks,” and a special version of “Body Talks” featuring Kesha.

Back in July, the glam rockers announced plans to embark on a massive North American tour during the months of September, October, and November. The “Body Talks” tour will begin on Sept. 21 at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 9 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

White Reaper, Spirit Animal, Thunderpussy, and the Wrecks will open for the band during the fall time excursion. Spirit Animal and White Reaper will play opening acts from Sept. 21 to Oct. 25 (White Reaper will not perform on Oct. 6) while Thunderpussy and the Wrecks will take over for them from Nov. 2 – 9 (Thunderpussy will not perform on Nov. 3). The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Young & Dangerous is the follow-up to the group’s breakout debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants. Their debut record features some of their massive hits including “Put Your Money on Me,” “Kiss This,” and “Could Have Been Me.”

For now, the complete track listing for Young & Dangerous can be found below.

Young & Dangerous Tracklist:

01. “Body Talks”
02. “Primadonna Like Me”
03. “In Love with a Camera”
04. “Bulletproof Baby”
05. “Who Am I?”
06. “People”
07. “Fire (Part 1)”
08. “Somebody New”
09. “Tatler Magazine”
10. “I Do It So Well”
11. “Freak Like You”
12. “Ashes (Part 2)”
13. “Body Talks” (feat. Kesha)

Watch the Dangerous Summer live life to the fullest in ‘This is Life’

The Dangerous Summer just finished kicking off their fall time tour so what better time to drop a brand new music video. On Wednesday (Sept. 12), the Maryland-founded band unleashed the three-and-a-half minute clip for their latest single, “This is Life.” As explained by vocalist AJ Perdomo, the music video came together after the group’s van was broken into.

“This video was filmed after our van break in. All of our personal belongings and camera gear and footage was taken,” begins Perdomo. “Chris Simms had the idea to make a video documenting the rise up from the ashes, through our UK tour, and our next full US run. You can catch us on tour for the next two months, time to do it all again.”

Check out the full clip for “This is Life” above.

“This is Life” is featured on The Dangerous Summer’s self-titled record. The album was released this past January through Hopeless Records.

In support of the album’s release, the band just kicked off their fall 2018 tour. The trek will find them performing at venues across the United States (and one stop in Toronto) throughout the months of September and October. The Dangerous Summer will be joined by The Early November, Jetty Bones, and Save Face throughout the tour.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

THE DANGEROUS SUMMER FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Sept. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
Sept. 13 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
Sept. 14 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Sept. 16 – Springfield, MO – Outland
Sept. 18 – Denver, CO – Marquis
Sept. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
Sept. 21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept. 22 – Portland, OR – TBA
Sept. 23 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Sept. 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Sept. 27 – Tustin, CA – Martys On Newport
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
Sept. 29 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile
Oct. 1 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
Oct. 2 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
Oct. 4 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge
Oct. 5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 6 – Orlando, FL – Soundbar
Oct. 7 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
Oct. 9 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
Oct. 10 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live
Oct. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
Oct. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
Oct. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Oct. 14 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
Oct. 17 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
Oct. 18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 19 – Asbury, NJ – House of Independents

We Came As Romans to carry on with Bullet For My Valentine tour

It’s barely been a month since We Came As Romans made the sad announcement that co-vocalist Kyle Pavone had died from a later confirmed accidental drug overdose. While some bands would take time off to figure out what their next steps should be, the surviving members of the outfit announced that they will soldier on with their upcoming tour to honor their fallen bandmate.

On Tuesday (Sept. 11), co-vocalist Dave Stephens posted a video statement on Facebook on behalf of the other band members revealing their decision.

“The last few weeks, Kyle’s family, his fans, his friends and the five of us have been experiencing a very wide range of emotions, and for us, it’s been the most difficult time of our lives. Through this, we’ve been trying to be very honest with each other and open about how we’re feeling and grieving,” Stephen says in the short video.

“So, through all that, we’ve decided that the best course of action for the band is to do the Bullet For My Valentine tour. We feel like this honors Kyle, and we can talk about his foundation, the Kyle Pavone Foundation, and carry on doing what he would’ve wanted us to do, and us be together on stage, playing music together with our fans.”

For fans who have been questioning whether the band will find someone to fill the void left by Pavone’s death, Stephens reveals that the band will not replace him.

“We will not be replacing Kyle – we’ll be continuing on, the five of us, and honoring his life over the next few weeks while we’re on tour.”

Watch Stephens’ full video below.

We Came As Romans’ tour with Bullet For My Valentine will begin next Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Pageant in St. Louis. The trek will conclude a month later on Oct. 16 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be seen here.

Pavone died of an accidental drug overdose in late August at the age of 28. According to TMZ, his girlfriend told cops he had gone into the bathroom at his home for a long time, and when she went to check on him, she found him unconscious, feet away from a used syringe. The police report said the syringe was found on the counter of the bathroom sink. Police say the girlfriend also revealed Kyle had struggled in the past with heroin use.

We Came As Romans released their fifth album, Cold Like War, last October.

The 1975 confirm ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships’ release date, track listing

After months of making fans wait, the 1975 are finally giving them some much deserved answers. On Monday (Sept. 10), the British band confirmed the release date and track listing for their third studio album. Originally set for an October release date, the group announced that A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships will be in the hands of fans on Nov. 30. The record will feature a total of 15 new songs including previously unveiled tracks “Give Yourself a Try,” “Love It If We Made It,” and “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

Pre-orders for the impending record are currently available on the band’s website.
Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland who pre-order the album now, will get first access to ticket pre-sales for the 1975’s U.K.-Ireland excursion in early 2019. For fans in the other parts of the world, the band has a special section where you can pre-order the record.

As previously unveiled by the band, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is not the only new record the 1975 have under their sleeves. Back in June, the quartet announced plans to release their fourth studio album in 2019. Notes on a Conditional Form will reportedly see a release time frame of early 2019, though some publications are speculating that the album will see a May 2019 release.

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is the follow-up to 2016’s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.

For now, the complete track listing for A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships can be seen below.

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships tracklisting:

01. “The 1975”
02. “Give Yourself a Try”
03. “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”
04. “How to Draw / Petrichor”
05. “Love It If We Made It”
06. “Be My Mistake”
07. “Sincerity Is Scary”
08. “I Like America & America Likes Me”
09. “The Man Who Married a Robot / Love Theme”
10. “Inside Your Mind”
11. “It’s Not Living If It’s Not With You”
12. “Surrounded by Heads and Bodies”
13. “Mine”
14. “I Couldn’t Be More in Love”
15. “I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)”

‘Here We Go Again’: Cher to hit the road in early 2019

If you ever thought Cher was going to retire from the music world and touring then apparently you don’t understand the iconic singer very well. On Friday (Sept. 7), the legendary performer unveiled plans to hit the touring circuit during the months of January, February, April, and May of 2019 in support of her ABBA covers album, Dancing Queen. Dubbed the Here We Go Again Tour —a direct lyric from “Mamma Mia”— the early 2019 tour will begin on Jan. 17, 2019 at the Germain Arena in Fort Myers, Florida and conclude May 18, 2019 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, Sept. 14.

The surprise tour announcement was made during Cher’s appearance on The Ellen Show earlier in the day. Before announcing the massive tour itinerary, Cher performed her cover of ABBA’s 1975 hit song, “SOS.”

The tour will be in support of the songstress’ forthcoming album, Dancing Queen. Dancing Queen is due out Sept. 28 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available here.

The announcement comes months after Cher co-starred in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again as the mother of Meryl Streep’s character Donna and the grandmother of Amanda Seyfried’s character Sophie. During the press tour for the film, Cher revealed she had an ABBA covers album in the works.

The 30-stop tour will be Cher’s first tour in almost five years. Cher’s last official United States tour was her Dressed to Kill run which took place in 2014 and 2015. That excursion followed the “Believe” singer’s Living Proof: The Farewell Tour which took place in 2002. The complete itinerary for the Here We Go Again Tour can be seen below.

CHER’S HERE WE GO AGAIN 2019 TOUR DATES:

Jan. 17 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Germain Arena
Jan. 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Jan. 21 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Jan. 23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jan. 27 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Jan. 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Jan. 31 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 2 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Feb. 4 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 8 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Feb. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Feb. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
April 22 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 24 – Ottawa, ON @ Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre
April 26 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
April 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
April 30 – Springfield, MA @ MassMutual Center
May 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 3 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
May 8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
May 14 – Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center Omaha
May 16 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Wizardfest to take ‘Harry Potter’ hijinks on the road

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Are you one of the many wizards and witches still waiting for your owl to arrive with your letter from Hogwarts? Well, if you are, then we have some great news for you because it looks like Hogwarts may be coming to venue near you. On Thursday (Sept. 6), it was announced that Wizardfest, a Harry Potter pop-up party, will be hitting the touring circuit during the months of September, October, and November.

The tour will kick off on Sept. 19 at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin and conclude almost two months later on Nov. 9 at Skully’s in Columbus, Ohio.

According to a press statement from the event’s organizers, the evening will consist of Harry Potter-themed trivia; magicians; music; dancing; cosplay; and drink specials which will include Fire Whisky, Polyjuice Potion, Unicorn Blood (for the naughty), and of course the most iconic HP beverage, Butterbeer.

For those who want to dress up like their favorite Harry Potter character (Luna Lovegood anyone?), there will be a costume contest where winners can earn cash and prizes. But if that wasn’t enough to make you run through the wall at Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross, then maybe the special Quidditch Pong Tournament will. Winners of the pong tournament will also qualify for cash and prizes.

“Wizardfest started as an idea in 2016 where we thought about transforming venues into castles with decorations, light shows, themed cocktails and incorporating all things magic into a dance party,” explains the roving party’s co-founder John Damiano.

“We all love the Harry Potter universe and incorporating that aspect was so much fun. Before we knew it we had sold out parties across the country. There is something for everyone… whether you like to dance, you’re into magic, or just love Harry Potter.”

For more information and tickets to the event, which we’re sure will rival the Yule Ball, head on over to Wizardfest’s website here. If you’re already making plans to get on your broom and head on over to your local party, you better get your tickets soon; tickets for the New York, Chicago, and Dallas stops went Evanesco last year.

The full list of Wizardfest tour dates can be seen below.

WIZARDFEST UNITED STATES TOUR STOPS:

Sept. 19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

Sept. 20 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room

Sept. 21 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Sept. 22 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note

Sept. 23 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In

Sept. 25 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Sept. 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

Sept. 28 – St. Cloud, MN – Red Carpet Nightclub

Sept. 29 – Chicago, IL – Joe’s Bar

Sept. 30 – Ann Arbor, MI – blind pig

Oct. 1 – Buffalo, NY – EXPO Market

Oct. 2 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Oct. 3 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater

Oct. 4 – Saratoga County, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Oct. 5 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

Oct. 6 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Oct. 7 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads

Oct. 10 – San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

Oct. 11 – Corpus Christi, TX – Brewsters Street Ice House

Oct. 12 – Dallas, TX – Trees

Oct. 13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

Oct. 14 – New Orleans, LA – The Willow

Oct. 17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

Oct. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels

Oct. 19 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

Oct. 20 – New York City, NY – NYC Harry Potter Dance Party Cruise!

Oct. 23 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater

Oct. 24 – Morgantown, WV – Mainstage Morgantown

Oct. 25 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Oct. 26 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Oct. 27 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club

Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

Oct. 31 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

Nov. 2 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot

Nov. 3 – Akron, OH – Musica

Nov. 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Old NAtional Centre

Nov. 6 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird

Nov. 7 – Memphis, TN – Miglewood

Nov. 8 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom

Nov. 9 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s

Neck Deep bassist exits band

It looks like Neck Deep will be down a band member when their fall tour kicks off later this week. On Tuesday (Sept. 4), the Welsh band announced the departure of longtime bassist Fil Thrope-Evans just a couple of days before hitting the road for their North American tour. While some may want to twist the departure into something negative, the band shared a statement directly from Thorpe-Evans where he assures fans to “leave no room for speculation and make it clear that this is a decision born of positivity, not negativity, with no ill feeling involved.”

In his letter, Thrope-Evans reveals that his time in Neck Deep was nothing short of a “dream come true” and that he will forever be grateful for his time in the group and his former band mates who have been nothing but supportive over his difficult decision.

“Also want to mention early on in this that the guys in the band have been super supportive of my decision, and I know they are going to continue on their path to world domination with no problem.”

He goes on to explain that the next chapter in his life will be filled with a lot of new goals including music, business, and family. He also reveals he has been spending a lot of free time working on other music projects for himself and producing for others. Though no specifics have been mentioned, he assures fans that he will be sharing new music soon.

He closes his letter by telling the fans that he is remaining true to who he really is and he hopes that anyone reading his letter will do the same.

“I also hope this can serve as an inspiration to anyone out there who might be scared to chase their passion. Seriously, life is way too short for negativity, unhappiness, or delayed dreams, so start today and go for it!”

Thrope-Evans’ full letter to fans can be read here.

As mentioned above, Neck Deep’s tour with Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, WSTR and Gardenside is set to begin this Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. No word yet on whether the band will have anyone fill in during the upcoming trek.

NECK DEEP FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Sept. 06 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst^
Sept. 07 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater^
Sept. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – BK Bowl^
Sept. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre^
Sept. 11 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes^
Sept. 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
Sept. 14 – Louisville, KY – Headliners^
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon^
Sept. 16 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay^
Sept. 18 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm^
Sept. 19 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s ^
Sept. 20 – Richmond, VA – National^
Sept. 21 – Long Island, NY – Stereo Garden^
Sept. 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland^
Sept. 24 – New Haven, CT – Webster^
Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls^
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak^
Sept. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora^
Sept. 30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth^
Oct. 02 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts^
Oct. 03 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde^
Oct. 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club^
Oct. 06 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys*
Oct. 07 – Omaha, NE – Sokol*
Oct. 09 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
Oct. 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
Oct. 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont*
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA *

^ with Trophy Eyes

* with Gardenside

Atreyu announce fall time tour with Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills

Less than a week after announcing the upcoming release of their seventh studio album, Atreyu have confirmed plans to hit the road. On Monday (Aug. 27), the California-founded band revealed that they will hit the touring circuit during the months of November and December in support of their new album.

The upcoming trek will begin on Nov. 9 at the Van Buren in Phoenix and conclude over a month later on Dec. 13 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Hitting the road alongside Atreyu will be Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills, and Sleep Signals.

Pre-sale tickets for the fall time excursion will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Aug. 28, at noon local time. General ticket sales and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale beginning this Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. local time.

The fall time tour will be in support of Atreyu’s forthcoming new album, In Our Wake. In Our Wake is due out Oct. 12 through Search and Destroy Records / Spinefarm. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

Late last week, Atreyu took to social media to announce the new record which will be the direct follow-up to 2015’s Long Live. According to the band’s press statement, the new album was produced by Lead Sails Paper Anchor producer John Feldmann.

Along with the new album announcement, the group also debuted two songs from the impending record; “Anger Left Behind” and the album’s title track “In Our Wake.” Watch the music video for “In Our Wake” above while the complete list of fall tour dates can be seen below.

ATREYU FALL 2018 TOUR DATES:

Nov. 09 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Nov. 12 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
Nov. 13 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
Nov. 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Nov. 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Nov. 20 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Nov. 21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundtage
Nov. 23 – Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room
Nov. 24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Nov. 25 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Nov. 27 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 28 – Rochester, NY – Anthology Rochester
Nov. 30 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Dec. 01 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Dec. 02 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Dec. 04 – Denver, CO – Summit
Dec. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Dec. 06 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Dec. 07 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Dec. 08 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec. 10 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Dec. 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Dec. 12 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Dec. 13 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Bring Me the Horizon confirm release of new album, announce world tour

Less than 24 hours after unleashing their first new song in over three years, Bring Me the Horizon continue to give fans amazing news. On Wednesday (Aug. 22), the British band confirmed the upcoming release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album. Titled Amo, the new album will see a release date of Jan. 11, 2019 through Columbia Records.

The new album announcement should not come as much of a surprise to anyone who listened to frontman Oli Skyes’ appearance on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on Tuesday. During the interview, Mac asked the singer if the band had finished or were working on a new record.

“Um…I don’t want to say ’cause…well, I say I don’t want to say, but I don’t care, but yeah, we’re definitely working on stuff. We got something exciting to announce in the next couple of days and, I think I’ve been told, on our website we’ll have some more information.”

Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

Amo is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, That’s the Spirit.

In a letter to fans, Sykes explains the inspiration behind the forthcoming release.

Amo is a love album that explores every aspect if that most powerful emotion. It deals with the good, the bad, and the ugly and as a result, we’ve created an album that’s more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we’ve done before.”

If the new album announcement and the record’s lead single wasn’t enough to satisfy fans, the band also announced plans to embark on a massive tour later this year. Dubbed the “First Love” world tour, the lengthy trek will find the quartet performing at venues all over the world during the months on November, January, February, and April.

The European leg of the tour will begin on Nov. 5 at the Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany and conclude with a two-night engagement —Nov. 29 and 30— at the Alexandra Palace in London. After an almost-two-month break, the band will travel across the pond to the United States and Canada for the North American leg of the excursion.

The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas.

The final leg of the world tour will find the five-piece heading down under to Australia for three stops in mid-April; Brisbane on April 10, Sydney on April 12, and Melbourne on April 13.

Pre-sales for the North American tour dates will go on sale this Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. while those planning to attend the European stops will have to wait until next Friday, Aug. 31.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below while you can stream the band’s new song, “Mantra,” above.

FIRST LOVE 2018/2019 WORLD TOUR DATES:

EUROPE:

Nov. 05 — Stuttgart, DE – Schleyer-Halle
Nov. 06 — Hamburg, DE – Sporthalle
Nov. 08 — Berlin, DE – Ufo Im Velodrome
Nov. 09 — Chemnitz, DE – Messe
Nov. 10 — Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
Nov. 12 — Zurich, CH – Samsun Hall
Nov. 13 — Milan, IT – Forum
Nov. 14 — Munich, DE – Zenith
Nov. 16 — Antwerp, BE – Lotto
Nov. 17 — Frankfurt, DE – Jahrhunderthalle
Nov. 18 — Duesseldorf, DE – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov. 20 — Amsterdam, NL – Afas Live
Nov. 21 — Paris, FR – Le Zenith
Nov. 23 — Birmingham, UK – Arena
Nov. 24 — Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Nov. 25 — Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
Nov. 27 — Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
Nov. 29 — London, UK – Alexandra Palace
Nov. 30 — London, UK – Alexandra Palace

NORTH AMERICA:

Jan. 23, 2019 — Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
Jan. 25, 2019 — Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
Jan. 26, 2019 — Atlanta, GA – Coca-cola Roxy
Jan. 28, 2019 — Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
Jan. 29, 2019 — Manhattan, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Feb. 01, 2019 — Boston, MA – Tsongas Center
Feb. 02, 2019 — Montreal, QC – Place Bell
Feb. 04, 2019 — Detroit, MI – The FIllmore Detroit
Feb. 05, 2019 — Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb. 06, 2019 — Minneapolis, MN – Armory
Feb. 08, 2019 — Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Feb. 09, 2019 — Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Feb. 11, 2019 — Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Feb. 13, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb. 15, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 16, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Australia dates:

April 10, 2019 — Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
April 12, 2019 — Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
April 13, 2019 — Melbourne – Rod Vaer Arena