Imagine Dragons announce massive tour, drop new song

Following days of warning fans that some major news would be heading their way by the end of the week, Imagine Dragons have kept their promise. On Wednesday (Feb. 21), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed a brand new song titled “Next to Me.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the Grammy-nominated band debuted the brand new song which was produced by Alex Da Kid.

According to frontman Dan Reynolds, the new song is about a person experiencing unconditional love despite their flaws and that writing a love song was unusual for the singer.

“I don’t typically write love songs,” he explains to the host. “It was different, but it was fun and it stretched me…it’s about my frailties within romance.” Listen to “Next to Me” above.

In addition to the release of the new single, the group also announced a massive tour that will find them performing at a slew of North American venues throughout the summer months. The Evolve tour will kick off on June 5 at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut and wrap up a little over two months later on Aug. 10 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. After several months away from the road, the group will head to the Toyota Stadium in Dallas on Oct. 20.

America’s Got Talent season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal will support the band throughout the North American excursion.

General ticket sales for the shows will go on sale beginning Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can register now for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale. As long as fans register before next Tuesday, Feb. 27, they can qualify for the chance to get first dibs on tickets for the shows.

The Evolve tour will be in support of the group’s recently released album, Evolve.

Imagine Dragons’ summer was already shaping up to be a busy one. Earlier this year, HBO Documentary Films announced a partnership with Reynolds and Live Nation Productions for the frontman’s documentary, Believer.

The film follows Reynolds as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon church treats its LGBTQ members. The documentary premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and received a standing ovation from the attendees at its first screening. No date has been given as to when the film will air on HBO.

For now, the full Evolve tour itinerary can be seen below.

IMAGINE DRAGONS’ EVOLVE TOUR DATES:

June 5 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
June 6 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
June 8 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 9 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
June 13 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
June 16 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
June 17 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
June 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 21 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
June 24 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
June 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
June 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*
June 29 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 30 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion*
July 2 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 5 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 7 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
July 8 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
July 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 11 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 16 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 18 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
July 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
July 26 – Bozeman, MT – Bobcat Stadium
July 30 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena^
Aug. 1 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center^
Aug. 2 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 4 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 5 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Aug. 7 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
Aug. 9 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Stadium*+

*Additional date not part of the Evolve Tour
+Grace VanderWaal not supporting
^on sale beginning Friday, March 9

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Taking Back Sunday, Coheed and Cambria announce joint summer tour

Just when you thought the list of summertime tours couldn’t get any longer, Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria have decided to change that. On Tuesday (Feb. 20), the bands announced plans to hit the touring circuit during the months of July and August for a co-headlining excursion. The summer tour, which does not have an official name, will kick off on July 6 at Bayfront Park in Miami and wrap up a little over a month later on Aug. 12 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix.

Hitting the road alongside Taking Back Sunday and Coheed and Cambria for the full tour will be California five-piece The Story So Far.

“It’s funny, we’ve been friends all of this time but we’ve never done a full tour together,” said Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell about hitting the road with Coheed and Cambria. “We ran into each other at some festivals last year and got to talking about it, and here we are.”

While all three bands took to social media to confirm the upcoming tour, Coheed and Cambria all but confirmed plans to make their show unforgettable since most will take place at outdoor venues. “The shows will mostly be outdoors and we’ll make them special,” read the band’s Twitter post.

Pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. local time using the password TIDALWAVE. General ticket sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. local time.

While there has been no talk about new music from any of the bands on the roster, Taking Back Sunday did release their most recent album, Tidal Wave, back in 2016 while Coheed and Cambria’s last studio album, The Color Before the Sun, was released in 2015. Unlike Taking Back Sunday and Coheed, The Story So Far reportedly entered the studio last year to begin recording their fourth studio album.

For now the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY / COHEED AND CAMBRIA SUMMER TOUR:

July 06 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
July 07 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 08 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
July 10 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 11 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
July 13 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 14 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 15 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
July 17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE – Outdoors
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
July 26 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
July 27 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 31 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Aug. 02 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug. 03 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Aug. 04 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 06 – Denver, CO – Sculpture Park
Aug. 07 – Salt Lake City – Union Event Center
Aug. 09 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Aug. 11 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre

Halestorm, In This Moment to embark on massive spring tour

Halestorm, In this Moment, New Years Day, and Stitched Up Heart are about to take girl power out on the road for a massive tour this spring. On Tuesday (Feb. 20), the female-fronted bands announced a joint tour that will find all four acts performing across the United States. The upcoming tour which is simply going by “Halestorm, In this Moment, New Years Day, Stitched Up Heart: Live in Concert” will kick off on April 30 at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston. After spending a couple of weeks on the road, the excursion will wrap up on May 15 at the Delatplex in Grand Rapids. According to the band, additional dates will be added to the tour.

 

“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” begins Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale in a press statement. “We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”

“I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour,” echoes frontwoman Maria Brink. “It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”

New Years Day frontwoman Ash Costello added, “I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both Halestorm and In This Moment already, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”

“This is our dream lineup,” said Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Mixi. “Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”

Prior to embarking on the tour, Halestorm will perform at sister Florida music festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville on April 27 and Fort Rock in its new home of Fort Lauderdale on April 28. Halestorm will also stop by North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion mid-way through the tour on May 5.

Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information about the upcoming excursion, head on over to Halestorm’s website here.

Last month, In This Moment and New Years Day embarked on the “Witching Hour” tour which concluded its run earlier this past week.

As for Halestorm, the band is currently in the process of finishing up their fourth studio album. During a recent interview with Eddie Trunk for his Trunk Nation show, Hale and guitarist Joe Hottinger not only revealed that they were almost done with the album, but that it’s the heaviest stuff they have ever done. Check out the full transcript of the interview over at Blabbermouth while the full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

HALESTORM / IN THIS MOMENT / NEW YEARS DAY / STITCHED UP HEART TOUR DATES:

April 27 — Jacksonville, FL — Rockville 2018*
April 28 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Fort Rock*
April 30 — Houston, TX — White Oak Lawn
May 1 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 3 — Nashville, TN — Municipal Auditorium
May 4 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
May 5 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion*
May 7 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
May 8 — Indianapolis, IN — FBI Lawn @ White River State Park
May 10 — Reading, PA — Santander Arena
May 11— Boston, MA — Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell
May 12 — Asbury Park, NJ — Summer Stage
May 14 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
May 15 — Grand Rapids, MI —Deltaplex

*Festival appearance

Smashing Pumpkins announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ summer tour

Let’s file this under “news we already knew about.” Following days of teasing on social media and a countdown clock on their website, the Smashing Pumpkins have finally confirmed plans to hit the road this summer. On Thursday (Feb. 15), the Chicago-founded band officially announced their “reunion” tour. The tour, which has been named the “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour, will feature three-fourths of the original lineup (frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin) performing at venues across North America.

The “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour will kick off on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona and wrap up almost two months later on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The trek will also include stops in major cities across the continent such as Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Montreal, New York, Boston, and of course the band’s hometown of Chicago.

Tickets for all the shows will go on sale beginning next Friday, Feb. 23. According to the band’s tour announcement video, which can be seen above, the group will perform tracks from their first five albums; 1991’s Gish, 1993’s Siamese Dream, 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1998’s Adore, and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.

As evident by all the back and forth in the press between Corgan and former bassist D’arcy Wretzky, Wretzky will not be included in the upcoming tour.

The complete tour itinerary for the “Shiny and Oh So Bright” tour can be seen below.

SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES:

July 12 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
July 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
July 16 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
July 17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 18 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 20 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum!New york, Boston, and o Centre
July 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
July 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
July 25 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
July 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
July 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 31 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Aug. 04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug. 05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 07 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug. 11 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug. 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20 – Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
Aug. 21 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Aug. 25 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
Aug. 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Aug. 28 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Sept. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Sept. 02 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 05 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

Smashing Pumpkins, Live Nation tease major news for Thursday

While there seems to be a lot of drama going on behind the scene at camp Smashing Pumpkins, there does seem to be some major good news for fans coming soon. On Wednesday (Feb. 14), Live Nation posted a short, 30-second clip on their social media accounts, igniting speculation that the iconic 90s band will be hitting the road soon.

The short clip follows an ice cream truck, very similar to the one from the “Today” music video, as it goes around town. In between shots of the ice cream truck and the ice cream man traveling around the city, there are shots of the outside truck where lyrics from some of the Smashing Pumpkins songs are displayed. Throughout the clip, the ice cream man is seen handing out envelopes instead of ice cream to those eager ice cream lovers. The video ends with the screen going black and the Smashing Pumpkins’ website link appearing on the screen.

Similarly, the band posted the same video on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, they posted an image with the lyrics “disarm you with a smile” from “Disarm.” On Wednesday, they followed suit by posting another image with the lyrics “today is the greatest day I’ve ever know” from “Today.” Accompanying the most recent post, the band’s Instagram caption read: “Back on the Road…NYC x CHI x LA.”

In a not-so-much-a-coincidence twist, the band’s album, Siamese Dream with contains  both “Disarm” and “Today,” will turn 25 in the summer.

Sum 41 announce ‘Does This Look Infected?’ 15-year anniversary tour

Sum 41 have been a little quiet since they released their last studio album 13 Voices, but don’t expect that to last long. On Tuesday (Feb. 13), the Canadian band announced plans to hit the road this spring to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their sophomore album, Does This Look Infected? The upcoming tour will kick off on April 27 at the Warfield in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on May 26 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

“This year was meant to be spent working on new music and I hadn’t even realized that it was the 15-year anniversary of Does This Look Infected?,” Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley said in a press release.

“Out of nowhere, we started to receive messages from fans asking us to do another DTLI anniversary tour…and when the fans call, we go. This time around is going to be even more special because we have Dave ‘Brown Sound’ Baksh with us! So back by popular demand, we’ll see you on the road this April!”

Joining the pop-punk outfit during the full excursion will be fellow Canadian band Seaway and California outfit Super Whatevr.

VIP packages for the tour will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Feb. 14 while general ticket sales will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. local time.

Does This Look Infected? was released in November of 2002 and produced such hits as “Still Waiting,” “The Hell Song” and “Over My Head (Better Off Dead).” The album has been certified platinum in Canada and Japan, silver in the United Kingdom, and gold in the United States.

As for Sum 41, the group released their much-anticipated “comeback” album back in 2016 and tour behind it release.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the Does This Look Infected? 15-year anniversary tour can be seen below.

DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED? 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

April 27 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
May 1 – Albuquerque, NM – El Ray
May 3 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec
May 4 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
May 5 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
May 7 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
May 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
May 11 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
May 12 – New York City, NY – Terminal 5
May 14 – Philadelphia, PA  – Electric Factory
May 15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 17 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
May 18 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 19 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater
May 21 – Denver, CO – Ogden
May 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
May 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
May 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Bruno Mars announces final ’24K Magic’ North American tour dates

Even with a handful of Grammys under his belt thanks to his recently released third studio album, it looks like Bruno Mars is ready to say good-bye to the era of 24K Magic. On Monday (Feb. 12), the entertainer formally announced the complete tour itinerary for the final leg of his 24K Magic World tour. The fall tour will kick off on Sept. 7 at the Pepsi Center in Denver and wrap up on Oct. 27 with a four-night stop at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles isn’t the only location where Mars will have a multi-night engagement. The upcoming trek will include a number of two-night shows at several of the stops including Denver (Pepsi Center), Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center), Toronto (Air Canada Centre), Boston (TD Garden), Newark (Prudential Center), Brooklyn (Barclays Center), and Dallas (American Airlines Center).

Hitting the road alongside Mars for 23-stop tour will be breakout rapper/fellow Grammy 2018 nominee, Cardi B.

General ticket sales for the upcoming tour dates will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 16, at noon local time. For those who had tickets for the postponed Oct. 30, 2017 Denver show, those tickets will only be honored at the Sept. 7 show.

Earlier this month, Mars unveiled to fans that he would once again hit the road later this year for the final leg of his lengthy tour. At the time, the crooner had only unveiled the locations of where the shows would take place, omitting the dates and venues. Once the tour wraps up at the end of October, Mars would have performed a total of 135 concerts.

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the 24K Magic World Tour “finale” can be seen below.

BRUNO MARS’ 24K MAGIC TOUR DATES:

Sept. 7 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 8 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 28 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 1 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 2 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 7 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 11 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 – Austin, TX @ Circuit of the Americas
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

Thirty Seconds to Mars confirm new album with massive tour

 

Just when fans thought Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album would never see the light of day, the band has finally confirmed a release date for it. On Thursday (Feb. 8), frontman Jared Leto made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he announced the release date for the band’s upcoming fifth studio album. The new record, which seems to have been given the title The New Album, will be released on April 6 through the group’s new record label of Interscope Records. The release date confirmation comes over a year after the band promised fans that new music was on the horizon, but kept postponing the release of any new tunes.

Pre-orders for The New Album are currently available on the group’s website. Back in August of 2017, the trio dropped the first single from the new record, “Walk on Water,” which has found massive success on the charts and on rock radio stations around the country. Last month, the group released the record’s second single, “Dangerous Night.” The New Album will be the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

In support of The New Album‘s release, Thirty Seconds to Mars also announced a massive tour which will find them touring across the continent during the months of June and July. The Monolith Tour will kick off on June 6 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up a month and a half later on July 22 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. Hitting the road alongside Thirty Seconds to Mars for the excursion will be Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Joywave, K. Flay, and Welshly Arms.

Walk the Moon will be Thirty Seconds to Mars’ direct opening act, performing at all but two stops on the tour. MisterWives and Joywave will open on all the June dates while Welshly Arms and K. Flay will take over as supporting acts during the month of July. Pre-sales for the tour will go on sale beginning this Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin a couple of days later on Friday, Feb. 16. The complete Monolith Tour itinerary can be seen below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.

THE MONOLITH TOUR DATES 2018:

June 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
June 8 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell*
June 9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
June 10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center*
June 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater*
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
June 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (w/ MisterWives, Joywave)
June 16 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion*
June 19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion*
June 20 – New York, NY** – Madison Square Garden*
June 21 – Holmdel, NJ** – PNC Bank Arts Center*
June 23 – Monterrey, MX – Machacha Festival
June 26 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live*
June 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
June 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
June 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place*
July 3 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (w/ Walk The Moon, Welshly Arms)
July 6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 7 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater^
July 8 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP^
July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ K.Flay, Welshly Arms)
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion^
July 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre^
July 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre^
July 18 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre^
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum^
July 21 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^
July 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

* Walk The Moon, MisterWives, Joywave
^ Walk The Moon, K.Flay, Welshly Arms

**on sale beginning 12pm local time

Watch: AJR roam their hometown in ‘Sober Up’

Just as they are about to embark on their first tour of 2018, the guys in AJR have unleashed a brand new music video. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the New York-based brothers unleashed the music video for their current radio staple, “Sober Up.”

The almost four-minute clip begins with frontman Jack Met walking out of a subway and starting his trek down a sidewalk. While he’s waiting to cross the street, he doesn’t notice that the younger version of himself is staring back at him. He continues on his trek,but while stopped at an intersection, he sees the younger version of himself staring back at him from the reflection of some random guy’s sunglasses.

Throughout the clip Jake continues to see the younger version of himself in every reflective surface he comes in contact with. Joining him along his trip across town are his brothers/bandmates Adam and Ryan, playing their instruments as he sings his way down alleyways.

According to a press release, the music video is “a nod to the song’s nostalgic lyrics” and “evokes a longing for youthful innocence.” Watch the clip for the song above.

 

“Sober Up” is featured on AJR’s recently release sophomore album, The Click. the song features, and was co-written, by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

In support of the album’s release, the trio is set to hit the road later this month for their The Click Spring 2018 tour. The upcoming trek will kick off next Thursday, Feb. 8, at The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. After spending three months on the road  travelling across the continent, the tour will wrap up on May 12 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Currently, 12 out of the 32 upcoming tour stops have been classified as sold out. In addition to their upcoming headlining tour, the brothers will appear at several summer music festivals including Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival and Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival. Check out the full list of tour stops below including those dates that are sold out.

THE CLICK TOUR DATES:

Feb. 8 – Raleigh, NC – The Lincoln Theatre – SOLD OUT
Feb. 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre – SOLD OUT
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground – SOLD OUT
Feb. 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Feb. 13 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
Feb. 17 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb. 18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 20 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre
Feb. 21 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Feb. 22 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
March 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
March 26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater – SOLD OUT
April 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
April 7 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
April 10 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
April 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 13 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT
April 14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
April 15 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT
April 17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 19 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
April 21 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 9 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House – SOLD OUT
May 10 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Blessthefall announce new album, sign to Rise Records

When Blessthefall announced a massive tour for the new year in late 2017, fans were more than wondering if this was an official confirmation that they would be seeing new music soon. On Tuesday (Jan. 30), those longtime followers were given an official answer when the Arizona-founded band announced the release of their upcoming new album. Taking to social media, Blessthefall announced that their sixth studio album will be titled Hard Feelings and will see a release date of March 23.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band also unveiled the record’s first single, “Melodramatic.”  Watch the music video for the new track above.

As if the new album title, date , and single were not enough, the group also unveiled that the new album will be released through their new home of Rise Records.

“It’s not often a band like ours, that’s been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start,” Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan explains about their change of record label. “We’re here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn’t be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted.”

Blessthefall were previously signed to Fearless Records, where they released all their previous studio albums including 2009’s Witness, 2011’s Awakening, 2013’s Hollow Bodies, and 2015’s To Those Left Behind. The only album not released through Fearless was the group’s debut, His Last Walk, which was released through Science and Ferret Records (re-issue).

Pre-orders for Hard Feelings are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of Hard Feelings‘ release, Blessthefall will be hitting the road alongside Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

BLESSTHEFALL / OF MICE & MEN TOUR DATES:

Jan. 31 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater *
Feb. 01 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 03 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Feb. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Feb. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS *
Feb. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 12  – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 13 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Feb. 14  – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
Feb. 23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham
Feb. 24 – Destin, FL – Club Red
Feb. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Hall
March 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 04  – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
March 05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
March 06 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
March 07 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

*No Cane Hill