Between the Buried and Me to celebrate ten years of ‘Colors’

Between the Buried and Me is hitting the road this fall to celebrate a momentous occasion for the group. On Tuesday (May 16), the North Carolina-founded band announced plans to go on tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their fifth studio album, Colors. The North American trek will kick off on Sept. 7 at Atlanta’s ProgPower USA XVIII music festival and wrap on Oct. 21 at the Neighborhood Theater in the group’s home state of North Carolina.

During the tour, the band will perform the eight-track album in full. Hitting the road alongside Between the Buried and Me will be the Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder. The three bands will open for BTBAM on all stops with the exception of the group’s appearance at ProgPower USA XVIII. Tickets for the fall tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. local time.

In a statement about the tour on their website, the band reveals the reason they decided to head out on tour to celebrate this particular album. “Colors was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves,” begins the statement.

“It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. Ten years have passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon!”

Colors was released in July of 2007 and sold 12,600 copies in its first week of sale. In addition to that, it reached the number 57 spot on the Billboard 200 chart marking the first time the band reached the top 100 part of the chart.

For now, the complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

COLORS TENTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:

Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage @ Prog Power USA XVIII *
Sept. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 22 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Sept. 23 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sept. 27 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
Sept. 28 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Sept. 29 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Sept. 30 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct. 2 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
Oct. 3 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 6 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Oct. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Oct. 8 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
Oct. 9 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Oct. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 12 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Oct. 14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Oct. 15 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct. 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Oct. 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Oct. 19 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Oct. 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
Oct. 21 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater

*Between the Buried and Me ONLY

Katy Perry confirms new album, announces massive North American tour

After releasing two singles, which left fans asking for more, Katy Perry has officially announced that her fifth studio album will see a summertime release date. On Monday (May 15), the California girl announced that her long-awaited new album will be named Witness. Witness, Perry’s first new set of tunes in nearly four years, is set to be released on June 9 through Capitol Records. A few weeks ago, rumors began to circulate that Perry’s upcoming album would be titled Witness. Instead of confirming or denying the rumors, Perry allowed her legion of followers to believe what they wanted.

In addition to the new album, Perry has also announced a massive tour that will find the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer performing at a slew of North American venues throughout the late months of 2017 and early months of 2018. “WITNESS: The Tour” will begin on Sept. 7 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus and conclude almost five months later on Feb. 5, 2018 at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

For fans of the pop star, there will be a special pre-sale to obtain tickets before anyone else.  The verified fan pre-sale will take place on Thursday (May 18) beginning at 9 a.m. local time and concluding three hours later at noon. For Perry’s Canadian fans, their verified fan pre-sale will begin next Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. local time. Unlike the United States pre-sale, this one will last 12 hours. To qualify for the verified fan pre-sale, head on over to Perry’s website here.

Witness will mark Perry’s first new album since the release of 2013’s Prism. Previously released singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appétit” are just two of the new songs featured on the impending release.

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

KATY PERRY’S ‘WITNESS: THE TOUR’ DATES:

Sept. 07 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Sept. 09 – Montréal, QE @ Bell Centre
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Sept. 25 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Sept. 29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 02 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Oct. 03 – Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live!: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 08 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Nov. 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Nov. 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Nov. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Nov. 26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 28 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Nov. 29 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Dec. 01 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec. 02 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Dec. 04 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Dec. 06 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 09 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Dec. 10 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Dec. 15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Dec. 17 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Dec. 20 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
Jan. 05 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Jan. 07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jan. 10 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jan. 12 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jan. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jan. 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Jan. 31 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
Feb. 03 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
Feb. 05 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Dashboard Confessional and the All-American Rejects to embark on summer tour

After a week of posting cryptic messages on social media, the All-American Rejects have finally unveiled what all the teasing was for. On Monday (May 8), the Oklahoma-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the summertime. Heading out with the four-piece during the months of July and August will be Dashboard Confessional. Similar to the All-American Rejects photographic teases, the Chris Carrabba-led group posted an image with Carrabba and ARR frontman Tyson Ritter. Accompanying the photo was the caption “I think we’re on to something…tune in tomorrow” as well as AAR’s Twitter handle.

The joint summer excursion will kick off on July 13 at the Pacific Amphiheatre in Costa Mesa, California and conclude a month later on Aug. 15 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. The Social Animals will open for the two groups from July 14 to July 23 while the Maine will take over from July 25 to Aug. 13.

Pre-sales for both general admission tickets and VIP tickets will begin on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time. Once pre-sales end, public tickets sales will begin on Friday, May 12, also at 10 a.m. local time. Dashboard Confessional is currently offering two different VIP packages named after two of their biggest hits. The first is called the “Hands Down” the Ultimate Dashboard Confessional Experience and the other is named the “Don’t Wait” Backstage Meet & Greet Experience. For more information about the packages, head on over the Dashboard’s website here.

The tour announcement comes a year after Carrabba premiered a brand new song titled “May”; this first new tune in seven years. Around the time the song was unveiled, the singer had also alluded that he was working on new music, but had no release date in mind. “I don’t have any idea of a release date or a worry about one for that matter,” Carrabba told Entertainment Weekly in 2016.

As for the All-American Rejects, last summer they hit the road alongside Blink-182 for their California summer tour (read out review here). During the tour, they performed a new song titled “DGAF” and have been teasing that there will be new music soon. When that new music will make an appearance, only the band knows.

For now, the complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below while tickets will be available here.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL / THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS TOUR DATES:

July 13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amphiheatre
July 14 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
July 15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater
July 17 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
July 18 – Sandy, UT – Sandy City Amphitheater
July 21 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
July 22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
July 23 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 25 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
July 26 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
July 29 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Soundstage
July 30 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Aug. 3 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 4 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino Grand Theater (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 5 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion
Aug. 6 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Aug. 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
Aug. 10 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Aug. 12 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Aug. 13 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival

The Social Animals (7/14-7/23)

The Maine (7/25-8/13)

Rise Against, Pierce the Veil to embark on fall tour

Rise  Against’s summer is already a busy one. The band previously announced that their eighth studio album will be released in early June and in support of the new record, they will be hitting the road alongside the Deftones, Frank Iero and the Patience, and Thrice. On Monday (May 8), the group confirmed that they have no plans of slowing down once summer ends. Rise Against will once again hit the road in the fall for their own headlining North American trek.

The fall tour will begin on Sept, 14 at the Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford, British Columbia and conclude on Oct. 6 at the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Heading out as Rise Against’s special guests will be Pierce the Veil and White Lung.

“It’s such an honor to be asked to tour with a band that I have been inspired by since I was a teenager,” said Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes in a statement. ” I love when things come full circle like that.  We are beyond excited to tear up the stage with them every night this Fall!  See you at the shows!”​

Tickets for the newly announced tour will go on sale on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. local time.

Rise Against’s tour with the Deftones will kick off on June 9 at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in the group’s hometown of Chicago. After being on the road for a month, the tour will conclude on July 9 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix. As for Pierce the Veil, the California four-pierce is currently on tour with Sum 41 for their joint “We Will Detonate!” tour. Pierce the Veil’s tour will conclude with their appearance at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Rise Against new album, Wolves, is set to be released on June 9 through Virgin Records.

RISE AGAINST / PIERCE THE VEIL FALL TOUR DATES:

9/14 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
9/16 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
9/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
9/20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
9/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/27 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
9/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
10/03 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
10/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage

LANY to embark on new tour in the fall

Fresh off their massive tour opening for John Mayer, LANY is ready to hit the road once again this fall. On Monday (May 1), the Los Angeles-based act announced the second leg of their tour which will find them performing at venues across North America. The Lany Tour: Part 2 will kick off on Sept. 2 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and conclude a little over two months later on Nov. 12 at the MacEwan Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta.

For those who qualify for the AT&T pre-sales, tickets are currently available here. AT&T pre-sales will conclude on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. local time with general ticket sales beginning on Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. local time.

The Lany Tour: Part 2 will be in support of the group’s upcoming, debut album. LANY is set to hit stores on June 20 through Interscope Records. The album will feature 16 new tracks including “Good Girls,” “It Was Love,” and breakout single “ILYSB.”

Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website as well as on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. All pre-orders of the album will come with instant downloads of “ILYSB,” “Good Girls,” and “It Was Love.” In addition to offering the album in digital format, the group is also offering the new tunes on CDs, vinyls, and box sets.

For now, the complete itinerary for the group’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

THE LANY TOUR: PART 2 TOUR STOPS:

9/25 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
9/28 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/30 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10/2 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
10/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/5 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/7 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/9 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/18 – Toronto, ONT @Danforth Music Hall
10/19 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ TBD
10/25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell at The Complex
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock
11/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/6 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/7 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/9 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/11 – Edmonton, ALB @ Union Hall
11/12 – Calgary, ALB @ MacEwan Ballroom

PVRIS release new single, confirm new album

A day after unleashing their much-anticipated new single, PVRIS has returned with not only its music video, but also a new album confirmation. On Monday (May 1), the Massachusetts-founded band released their almost-five-minute black-and-white music video for “Heaven.” Check out the music video above.

During the weekend, the group spoke with BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P. Carter where the original track made its world-wide debut. During their appearance, the DJ tried to pry more information out for singer Lynn Gunn, but she remained tight-lipped about their upcoming album. Instead, she answered a fan-submitted question about the group’s use/idea of Heaven and Hell which seemed to be a recurring theme for the new album.

“This record is kinda meant to throw you a curve, like, ‘is this more in the heaven zone or the hell zone or is it some weird purgatory thing?’ and it’s this weird juxtaposition, ironic world that you’re thrown into. People will see that visually as well as in a lot of the lyrics,” Gunn explained.

In addition to the new song, the group also confirmed that their sophomore album will see a summer release date to coincide with their busy summer plans. The new record will be titled All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is set to be released on Aug. 4 through Rise Records. The band also confirmed they had reunited with Blake Harnage for this new record; Harnage produced their debut, White Noise.

Pre-orders for All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell are currently available on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the record will receive an instant download of “Heaven.” All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is the follow-up to the group’s hot debut album, White Noise.

In support of the upcoming new album PVRIS’ summer will be filled with nothing but tour dates. PVRIS will hit the road with Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars beginning on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour will then conclude a couple of months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Fall Out Boy announces new record with new song and massive tour

Last week, Fall Out Boy began to tease that something big was on the horizon. At the time, the band had promised all would be revealed on Friday, April 28. Feeling in a giving mood, the four-piece updated fans the following day that the big reveal would be a done a day earlier. On Thursday (April 27), the Chicago-founded band kept their promise and unveiled a slew of good news.

Sending out a mass email to their legion of followers, the band unveiled that they will be releasing their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled M A N I A and is set to hit stores on Sept. 15. While they did confirm the release date, the band did slip in that more surprises will be unleashed between now and then.

In addition to announcing the new record, the group also unveiled the music video for its lead single; a track titled “Young and Menace.” Sounding very “unlike Fall Out Boy,” as many fans have pointed out, the new song does give the impression that the band is trying to expand their sounds from what we are accustomed to hearing. While the audio version of the track would have been enough, FOB unveiled the official music video to accompany the song’s debut. Watch “Young and Menace” above.

Because announcing a new record and debuting a new song wasn’t enough for Fall Out Boy, the guys also announced a massive North American tour to coincide with the album’s release. The “M A N I A Tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Tickets will officially go on sale beginning next Friday, May 5. For those who want to get their hands on tickets first, Fall Out Boy is giving those a special opportunity to do so.

If you pre-order M A N I A before Sunday (April 30), you will be given a pre-sale code to purchase tickets and VIP packages beginning Monday (May 1) at 10 a.m. local times. As a special bonus treat, Fall Out Boy has reduced the price of their album bundles until Sunday. Then on Monday, prices will be raised. the group has also announced that  $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund; a fund to give back to their hometown of Chicago. For more information about the tour or the new album, head on over to Fall Out Boy’s website while the full list of tour dates can be seen below.

M A N I A is the follow-up to the group’s lukewarm-received sixth studio album, 2015’s American Beauty/ American Psycho.

FALL OUT BOY’S M A N I A TOUR DATES:

Oct. 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 21 – Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 2 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
Nov. 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Nov. 5 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov. 7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Nov. 14 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Nov. 17 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Nov. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena