Listen: Halestorm drop raunchy new track ‘Do Not Disturb’

With the release of their fourth studio album just a week away, Halestorm have returned with one more new song to hold fans over until then. On Friday (July 20), the Pennsylvania-founded band released the third single off the impending record; a track titled “Do Not Disturb.” If the new jam seems to sounds a little raunchy then you are definitely onto something. As per frontwoman Lzzy Hale, the song is based on a true story and was not intended to become a Halestorm song.

“With only a few days to go before our album Vicious gets unleashed, we wanted to share one more song with you,” begins an email blast sent out to fans. “‘Do Not Disturb,’ is one of my favorite songs we wrote for this album. It is based on a true story (…so yes this actually happened), and it is not for the faint of heart. So, get yourself into a comfortable position, turn your headphones up…and Enjoy!”

Listen to “Do Not Disturb” above.

“Do Not Disturb” will join previously released songs “Uncomfortable” and “Black Vultures” on Vicious. Vicious is due out July 27 via Atlantic Records.

Pre-orders for the new album are still available on the band’s website hereVicious is the follow-up to 2015’s Into the Wild Life.

In support of the new album, Halestorm will embark of their massive female-fronted band tour with In This Moment and New Years Day. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.

HALESTORM / IN THIS MOMENT / NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES:

July 27 – Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena ++
July 28 – Dubuque, IA – Dubuque County Fair *
July 29 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace ++
July 31 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center ++
Aug. 02 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena ++
Aug. 03 – Albany, NY – Capital Center ++
Aug. 04 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier ++
Aug. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage ++
Aug. 07 – Columbus, OH – Express Live ++
Aug. 09 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amphitheater (w/ Joan Jett) *
Aug. 10 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove ++
Aug. 11 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair *
Aug. 14 – Missoula, MT – Big Sky Brewing Company ++
Aug. 16 – Spokane, WA – Star Theater at Spokane Arena ++
Aug. 17 – Seattle, WA – WAMU ++
Aug. 18 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater ++
Aug. 20 – Medford, OR – Bi-Mart Amphitheater ++
Aug. 21 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort ++
Aug. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield ++
Aug. 24 – Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal Events Center ++
Aug. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street *

Sept. 14 – Moscow, Russia – Red*
Sept. 15 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Zal Ozhidaniya *
Sept. 16 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia *
Sept. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy *
Sept. 20 – Belfast, Ireland – The Limelight *
Sept. 22 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy Sheffield *
Sept. 23 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow *
Sept. 24 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham *
Sept. 26 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo *
Sept. 28 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton *
Sept. 29 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy *
Oct. 01 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13 *
Oct. 02 – Paris, France – La Cigale *
Oct. 03 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Antwerp *
Oct. 05 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega *
Oct. 06 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train *
Oct. 08 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand *
Oct. 09 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller *
Oct. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich *
Oct. 12 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus *
Oct. 14 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp *
Oct. 15 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall *
Oct. 16 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk *
Oct. 18 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City *
Oct. 20 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks *
Oct. 21 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo *
Oct. 22 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz *
Oct. 24 – Barcelona, Spain – Bikini *
Oct. 25 – Madrid, Spain – Sala But *

*In This Moment not playing
++ with New Years Day

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The Struts to bring their glam rock goodness to North America in the fall

If you’ve ever seen the Struts live, then you would definitely understand why the group has been busy over the course of the past couple of years. Between playing music festivals around the world and opening for massive bands like The Killers, the Foo Fighters, and the Rolling Stones, you can see why there’s no evidence of them slowing down. Dave Grohl has even called the quartet the best opening act the Foo Fighters have ever had.

On Wednesday (July 18), the English glam rockers added a headlining North American tour to their already packed 2018 itinerary. Titled the “Body Talks” tour, after their current single, the upcoming excursion will kick off 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.

Show tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets can be purchased on the band’s website here.

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 the part of 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 upcoming tour will be in support of the Struts sophomore album. The title and release date for the forthcoming record have yet to be announced. The impending album will be the follow-up to their wildly successful debut album Everybody Wants. The debut was released in 2014 in the United Kingdom, but was re-released in the United States in 2016. Everybody Wants features the Struts’ breakout singles “Put Your Money on Me,” “Kiss This,” and “Could Have Been Me.”

For now, the complete itinerary for the “Body Talks” tour can be seen below.

THE STRUTS’ BODY TALKS TOUR DATES:

Sept. 21 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Sept. 22 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
Sept. 23 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music Festival
Sept. 24 – Richmond, VA – National
Sept. 26 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 30 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 2-3 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 5 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Oct. 6 – Philadelphia, PA –TLA
Oct. 8 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Oct. 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Oct. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Theater
Oct. 13 – Orlando, FL –The Beachum Theater
Oct. 14 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct. 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Maverick’s at the Landing
Oct. 19 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
Oct. 20 – Destin, FL – Club LA
Oct. 21 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City
Oct. 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 25 – Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
Oct. 26 – Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
Oct. 29 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Nov. 2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee
Nov. 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 6 – Napa, CA – Jam Cellars Ballroom
Nov. 8 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov. 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Ice Nine Kills bring ‘Friday the 13th’ to life in ‘Thank God It’s Friday’

When Ice Nine Kills said they were going to release a brand new music video on Friday the 13th, it was easy for fans to assume that the new clip would be highly influenced by the horror film franchise. Well, fans were not disappointed when the group took them to Camp Crystal Lake in the almost-ten-minute clip. On Friday (July 13), the Massachusetts-founded band debuted the music video for their latest single, “Thank God It’s Friday.”

The newly released clip picks up a short time after the video for “The American Nightmare.” The clip begins with a live news broadcast on a television screen. The reporter stands in front of what appears to be a sleep-away camp as he tell the harrowing details surrounding the death of seven camp counselors at a Texas camp.

The footage shifts from the screen to the inside of frontman Spencer Charnas’s psychiatrist’s office where the musician sits for his second session. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the singer recaps for the doctor what he and his band mates were up to while in San Antonio (trying to pee on the Alamo alla Ozzy, apparently).

Charnas continues to tell the shrink that his nightmares had returned once the band began touring again. When the psychiatrist asks whether it’s the same dream, Charnas tell him that everything had changed. To begin, he and his band mates were now in the dreams. Secondly, the nightmares now include both the psychiatrist’s receptionist and his colleague. Thirdly, the whole setting had changed from a small town to a camp where everyone is a camp counselor.

Charnas describes the nightmare to the shrink, making sure to include how it always begins with him hearing the voices of dead counselors from the past warning them that death is coming. As the band begins to play the new tune in the middle of a dark forest, the viewer watches as they recreate Friday the 13th.

The video is filled with nods to the horror film including their version of Camp Crystal Lake, people getting easily murdered, half-naked co-eds running in the woods, and no-so-happy ending for most of the camp counselors. Oh yeah, and you cannot forget the Pamela Voorhees voice over where she accuses the counselors of being the reason her son is dead.

Once the performance portion of the video ends, the viewer watches as Charnas’ shrink tries to get to the root of the nightmares. Charnas, for his part, tries to avoid going deeper by citing that the hour is almost over. While Charnas disappears at the end of his session, his psychiatrist still insistently tells his colleague that he thinks his patient is a serial killer. Little does he know, Charnas is spying on him from across the street. Talk about creepy.

Watch the music video for “Thank God It’s Friday” above.

“Thank God It’s Friday” will join “The American Nightmare” on Ice Nine Kills’ upcoming new album, The Silver Scream. The new album, the band’s fifth studio record, is set to be released on Oct. 5 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of the new songs, the four-piece is currently on the final Vans Warped Tour. Those tour dates can be found here.

Twenty One Pilots announce new album, massive world tour

“What is Twenty One Pilots up to?” may have been the main question on fans’ minds over the course of the last few days when the group started posting cryptic messages. It all started when the duo changed their logo’s color scheme. The Blurryface blue, red, and gray color scheme was gone and replaced by a yellow and black version. Then, random posters with the new logo began to appear in random locations. Finally, things came to a head when the group posted a short, cryptic video on social media with an eye opening and some audio playing in the background.

Well, now it looks like fans finally got what they have been patiently waiting for; an answer. On Wednesday (July 11), the Ohio-founded act confirmed the release of their fifth studio album. Titled Trench, the new record is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the duo released a pair of new songs; the album’s lead single “Jumpsuit” and a second track titled “Nico and the Niners.” While “Nico and the Niners” is currently available for streaming here, the five-minute music video for “Jumpsuit” can be seen above.

Trench is the follow-up to Twenty One Pilots’ Grammy-award winning album, 2015’s Blurryface.

As if a new album and two new songs wasn’t enough, the band also announced plans to hit the road later this year. In support of Trench, the two-piece will embark on a massive excursion which will find them touring and performing around the world during the final months of 2018 and the early months of 2019. Dubbed the Bandito tour, the trek will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fans who would like to obtain early access to tickets are encouraged to register on the band’s website here. Those who qualify will hear back from the band on Monday, July 16. Tickets for those verified fans will go on sale beginning next Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. local time. The complete Bandito tour itinerary can be seen below.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS BANDITO WORLD TOUR DATES:

Oct. 16 – Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena

Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Oct. 19 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

Oct. 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

Oct. 21 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Oct. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Oct. 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Oct. 27 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live

Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Oct. 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Oct. 31 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

Nov 2 — Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

Nov. 3 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Nov. 4 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

Nov. 6 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Nov. 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Nov. 9 — Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

Nov. 10 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum

Nov. 11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

Nov. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

Nov. 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

Nov. 16 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Nov. 17 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena

Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Nov. 20 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Nov. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Dec. 7 – Perth, AU – Perth Arena

Dec. 10 – Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Dec. 13 – Melbourne, AU – Rod Laver Arena

Dec. 16 – Sydney, AU – Qudos Bank Arena

Dec. 18 – Brisbane, AU – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Dec. 21 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Jan. 30 – Kiev, UA – Palace of Sports

Feb. 2 – Moscow, RU – VTB Arena

Feb. 4 – St Petersburg, RU – Ice Palace

Feb. 6 – Helsinki, FI – Ice Hall

Feb. 8 – Stockholm, SE – Ericsson Globe Arena

Feb. 9 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena

Feb. 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena

Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena

Feb. 14 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Feb. 15 – Lodz, PL – Atlas Arena

Feb. 16 – Prague, CZ – The O2 Arena

Feb. 17 – Vienna, AT – Wiener Stadthalle

Feb. 21 – Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena

Feb. 23 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion Zurich

Feb. 24 – Stuttgart, DE – Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle

Feb. 25 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena

Feb. 27 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena

March 1 – Dublin, UK – 3Arena

March 2 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena Belfast

March 4 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena

March 5 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena

March 7 – London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley

March 11 – Paris, FR – Accorhotels Arena

March 12 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome

March 13 – Brussels, BE – Palais 12

March 15 – Bilbao, ES – Bizkaia Arena (BEC!)

March 16 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Center

March 17 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena

Thrice announce ‘Palms,’ unleash music video for ‘The Grey’

Thrice announced their return in a big way last month when they revealed that not only had they left their home of Vagrant Records for Epitaph Records, but that they had some new music on the horizon. On Tuesday (July 10), the California-founded band made the new music news official when they confirmed the title and release date for their tenth studio album. Titled Palms, the new record is due out Sept. 14 through Epitaph Records. According to a press release, the new record was co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist who also worked on the band’s last studio album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In addition to confirming the title and date for the record’s release, the band also unveiled the music video for the album’s lead single, “The Grey.” The music video, which was directed by Daniel Carberry, comes a couple of weeks after the band uploaded a post on social asking fans to join them for the music video’s shoot.

“TALENT NEEDED FOR NEW MUSIC VIDEO. We are looking for 18 to 60-year-old people for new music video shooting in LA,” the band posted at the end of June.

The five-minute, black-and-white music video —which takes place in what appears to be a mental hospital— can be seen above.

“The Grey” is the lead single off Palms. Palms is the follow-up to 2016’s To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In support of the new set of tunes, Thrice previously announced plans to hit the United States touring circuit for a massive tour. The trek will find the group touring around the country during the months of September, October, and November. The tour will begin on Sept. 20 with a double-night engagement at the House of Blues in San Diego. After being on the road for almost two months, the excursion will wrap up on Nov. 18 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE / THE BRONX FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 21 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept. 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sept. 28 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
Sept. 30 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Oct. 02 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 03 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 04 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 09 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 14 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov. 02 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 03 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Nov. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 07 – Denver, CO – Music Summit Hall
Nov. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 11 – Lawrence, KS – The Granda
Nov. 13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Nov. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Nov. 17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Good Charlotte announce North American ‘Generation Rx’ fall tour

Good Charlotte’s new album may be a few months away, but the group is already making plans to hit the road in support of its upcoming release. On Monday (July 9), the Maryland-founded band unveiled a lengthy North American tour that will find them touring the continent during the months of October and November. Titled the Generation RX North American tour, the trek will begin on Oct. 12 at the Open Air ACMX in Mexico City.

After being on the road for a month and a half, the trek will conclude on Nov. 24 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. The upcoming excursion will find the band performing at venues in several large markets including New York, Atlanta, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, and more. While the tour dates have been confirmed, Good Charlotte’s supporting act(s) are still TBA.

VIP tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website. For fans who would like to get their hands on tickets early, all they need to do is register for GC FAM (the band’s fan club). Those tickets will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, July 10. Following all the pre-sales, general admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 13.

The forthcoming tour will be in support of Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation RX. The new record is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN.

Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

For now, Good Charlotte’s Generation RX North American tour itinerary can be found below.

GENERATION RX NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

Oct. 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
Oct. 13 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
Oct. 16 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 20 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
Oct. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Oct. 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Oct. 26 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
Oct. 27 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
Oct. 28 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 29 – New York, NY  Terminal 5
Nov. 1 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Nov. 3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
Nov. 4 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
Nov. 7 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Nov. 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 10 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Nov. 11 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 16 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
Nov. 17 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 18 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 23 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms

Listen: Pale Waves debut new single

Keeping their social media promise, Pale Waves have returned with yet another new song. On Thursday (June 28), the Manchester-founded band unleashed the official recording for a new track titled “Noises.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the goth-pop act debuted the four-minute tune. For fans of the band, “Noises” may sound a bit familiar. As it turns out, the tune made its live debut at Pale Waves’ sold out Bowery Ballroom show in New York earlier this year.

Listen to “Noises” above.

According to a press release, “Noises” is the second single from the group’s upcoming debut album. If fans are to assume correctly, that means previously released track “Kiss” is the first single off the impending record. While no specific date has been given for the album’s release, the band has hinted at a late-summer time frame. The forthcoming album will be released via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records.

The new album comes on the heels of the band’s recently released EP, All the Things I Never Said. The EP was released back in March and has sprouted several successful singles including “New Year’s Eve,” “My Obsession,” “The Tide,” and “Heavenly.”

To coincide with the record’s reported release time frame, the band announced earlier this month a North American tour. The fall time excursion will find the group performing at venues across the continent during the months of October, November, and December.

Described as their “biggest headline tour,” Pale Waves’ trek will begin on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude a month and a half later on Dec. 6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Listen: All Time Low get celebratory in ‘Birthday’

Surprise!

All Time Low just released another new song. Less than a month after dropping their first surprise single, the group has done it again. On Wednesday (June 27), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed a brand new single titled “Birthday.” Instead of dropping cryptic messages on social media like they had previously done for “Everything is Fine,” the four-piece decided to go in another direction.

In a fun marketing twist, the band sent one of their die-hard fans a birthday cake with the words “With Love All Time Low” written in bright blue icing. According to the recipient’s friend, a link to a web address was written on the cake’s accompanying box. After posting the image and the link on social media, fans were quick to follow the link to a nondescript website. The only thing on the page is an audio image and the direct download link for an mp3 file titled “All Time Low-birthday.”

Head on over to the website here and download the new song now.

“Birthday” is the second “surprise” single All Time Low have released within the past month. While fans have now been gifted two news tunes, the band has yet to formally announce whether these two tracks are standalone singles or part of a brand new record.

“Everything is Fine” and “Birthday” are the first set of new tunes from the band since the release of 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

While the quartet is mum on whether fans should expect a new record soon, they have confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this summer.

Beginning in August, All Time Low will join forces with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash for their “Summer Ever After” tour. Earlier this week, the two bands announced the second leg of the tour which will find them performing at venues across the country during the months of September and October.

All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional extend ‘Summer Ever After’ tour

A month after announcing their joint, late-summer tour, All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional have added more stops to the upcoming excursion. On Monday (June 25), the two bands added a handful of extra dates to their forthcoming trek set to take place in late September and early October. The second leg of the “Summer Ever After” will begin in Dashboard Confessional’s hometown of Boca Raton, Florida at the Mizner Park Amphitheater and conclude a couple of weeks later on Oct. 12 in San Francisco at The Masonic.

Just like the first leg of the tour, singer-songwriter Gnash will join the two bands on the newly announced tour stops. Tickets for the just-announced shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 29. Members of All Time Low’s Hustlers fan club will gain access to pre-sale tickets beginning this Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. local time.

Back in early May, both bands announced the first leg of the summertime tour. All Time Low took the cryptic path by posting “This could be the end of an era…or a new beginning…or some kind of endless summer. We haven’t totally figured it out yet, but what we do know is that we ain’t finished rippin’ gigs for you this year!!!” as their formal announcement.

Unlike their tour mates, Dashboard Confessional kept it simple by posting “We’ve been keeping this a secret for far too long…The Summer Ever After tour with All Time Low and support from Gnash.”

The upcoming tour will be in support of both bands’ recently released records. Dashboard Confessional released their seventh studio album, Crooked Shadow, earlier this year while All Time Low released their seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade last summer. Earlier this month, the Baltimore-founded four-piece released a brand new song titled “Everything is Fine.” Listen to the brand new song above while the newly added “Summer Ever After” tour dates can be found below.

SUMMER EVER AFTER TOUR DATES (LEG TWO):

Sept. 27 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater
Sept. 28 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
Oct. 01 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater
Oct. 06 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 08 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Oct. 09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 11 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf Resort
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic

We the Kings return with new song, new album

Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.

“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.

“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”

Listen to “On My Love” above.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.

In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.

SIX TRACKLISTING:

1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
5. “Ride”
6. “Alive”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
10. “Immortal”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”