Blink-182 confirms the release date for their ‘California’ follow-up

Mark it down, guys. Blink-182’s new album is heading our way this fall. On Friday (July 19), the California-founded band appeared on “Good Morning America” to perform their current radio single “Blame it on My Youth.”

Following the live performance, frontman Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker participated in a short interview where the host revealed the duo had some big news concerning new music.

Turns out, the big announcement was the official release date for the group’s long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s California.

“New music right now. September 20th is the release date of the album,” Hoppus said to an excited audience. Watch the clip here.

Blink-182 is currently on the road with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep on their co-headlining summer tour. Tonight, the band does not have a show, but the tour will continue tomorrow (July 20) at the Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre in Virginia Beach. The full list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of their third studio effort, blink-182 previously announced that they will perform Enema of the State, in full, during the current excursion.

Last week, the tour made headlines after tour mate Lil Wayne told an unsuspecting audience in Bristow, Virginia that he may be exiting the assignment well before the trek’s last day.

“I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

Hours after the fan-shot video went viral, the rapper responded on Twitter saying that everything was okay and that he had no plans on leaving the tour.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Charli XCX joins forces with Christine and the Queens for ‘Gone’

Charli XCX is back with another new song from her much-anticipated third studio album. On Thursday (July 18), the musician released the music video for her latest single, “Gone.” The track features musician Christine and the Queens.

Watch the Colin Solal Cardo-directed music video above.

“Gone” joins previously released tracks “1999” and “Blame it on Your Love” on Charli. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

Christine and the Queens join several other prominent special guests on the forthcoming studio effort. HAIM, Troye Sivan, Sky Ferreira, Kim Petras, and many more round out the 15-track album.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Charli will sit down with Christine and the Queens for a one-on-one chat about their collaboration on Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. EST. The conversation will stream live on her Beats 1 show The Candy Shop.

Last month, Charli announced a slew of tour dates for later this year. The Charli LIVE World Tour will invade North America throughout September and October.

As the time of publication, a handful of shows have been classified as sold out. Those gigs include Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Sleater-Kinney return with ‘The Center Won’t Hold’

Sleater-Kinney keeps blessing us with new songs. On Wednesday (July 17), the Washington-founded act released the third single off their upcoming new album. Titled “The Center Won’t Hold,” the track is the impending release’s title track.

Watch the lyric video for “The Center Won’t Hold” above.

“The Center Won’t Hold” will join previously released tunes “Hurry on Home” and “The Future is Here” on the band’s forthcoming, ninth studio album. The Center Won’t Hold is due out Aug. 16 through Mom + Pop Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase here.

The new song comes several weeks after longtime drummer Janet Weiss announced her departure from the group. Since Weiss’ formal departure, the remaining members have been relatively quiet about her exit. Of course, some fans have taken issue with this, constantly probing the band to speak out about it.

In a recent post on Instagram, Carrie Brownstein addressed those inquiries head-on.

“What am I supposed to say? She left. We asked her to stay. We tried. It’s hard and sad,” Brownstein responded to a fan on the social media platform.

“She’s left us with a job to do, a job we also expected and wanted her to be a part of. Her playing on this record is amazing, and she’s raved about this album to us and to Annie. But we have to keep looking to the future. Things change, even when those changes are hard and unexpected. Four amazing women worked on this record, and we are going to honor that work.”

Weiss announced her departure at the beginning of the month on Twitter.

“The band is heading in a new direction, and it is time for me to move on,” she wrote.

Even with one missing member, Sleater-Kinney will hit the road later this fall. In support of The Center Won’t Hold, the act will play gigs across the continent throughout October and November.

The excursion begins on Oct. 9 at the Fox Theatre in Spokane and concludes a month and a half later on Nov. 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums return with ‘I Just Wanna Shine’

If Fitz and the Tantrums keep treating fans to new songs before their new album drops in September, then there won’t be any songs left. On Monday (July 15), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed another new track from their upcoming fourth studio album. Titled “I Just Wanna Shine,” the electro-pop act not only unveiled the new tune but also shared its corresponding music video.

The music video follows a teenager as she goes about her daily routine, though it seems to mirror “Groundhog Day” as we witness the same thing over and over again. We watch as she wakes up in the morning, gets ready for the day ahead of her, feeds her younger sibling, checks on her absentee guardian, and skateboards around town.

Every single day, she sets up shop in front of different storefronts to practice her breakdancing but gets kicked out of each of the locations. Not one to be deterred, she persists.

As the video gets close to the end, we watch as she discovers an abandoned building with an open door. She’s finally able to break the mundane cycle and practice without interruptions on the building’s rooftop, overlooking the city.

Watch the music video for “I Just Wanna Shine” above.

Fitz and the Tantrums recently announced that “I Just Wanna Shine” will be featured in Walmart’s official back-to-school campaign, so expect to hear the song everywhere from now through September.

“I Just Wanna Shine” joins “All the Feels,” “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and current radio hit “123456″ on All the Feels. All the Feels is due out Sept. 20 through Elektra Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on the band’s website.

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the new album, Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on the road with Young the Giant on their massive co-headlining summer tour.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows.

The tour will invade the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Tuesday (July 16). The full list of tour dates can be found here.

The Menzingers announce their sixth studio album, share ‘Anna’

Get ready because the Menzingers are releasing a brand new album later this year. On Monday (July 15), the Pennsylvania-founded act announced the upcoming release of their sixth studio effort. Dubbed Hello Exile, the album is due out Oct. 4 through Epitaph Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available for purchase on the band’s website.

Hello Exile is the follow-up to 2017’s highly successful (and much-loved) After the Party.

For this album, the Menzingers reconnected with previous collaborator Will Yip. Yip previously worked with the group on After the Party. According to a press statement, the four-piece spent a month working with Yip on the 12-track LP.

“This is the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with [producer] Will [Yip]. We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.”

To coincide with the new album announcement, the group decided to treat fans to a small taste of the album by releasing its lead single. Listen to “Anna” above.

In a statement, frontman Greg Barnett reveals what led to the band selecting “Anna” as the record’s first single.

“You know, it was kind of a tough decision, but we just thought that it was a great summertime song.”

He continues: “It’s super-hooky and super-catchy. We went back and forth with some of the songs, but at the end of the day we’re just really excited about ‘Anna.’ This is a very storytelling album, and I think Anna is a pretty good representation of the rest of it.”

Because a new album and single weren’t enough, the Menzingers have also unveiled tour dates for later this year. Their upcoming North American fall tour will find the foursome performing at venues across the continent.

The 33-stop trek includes shows in Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Toronto, and more. The fall tour begins on Oct. 25 at the Athenaeum in Columbus and concludes a month and a half later on Dec. 7 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse will join the Menzingers on select dates.

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this Friday, July 19.

The complete list of tour dates can be found below.

THE MENZINGERS FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:
Oct. 25 – Columbus, OH – Athenaeum ^
Oct. 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick^
Oct. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater^
Oct. 30 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater^
Oct. 31 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
Nov. 1 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater^
Nov. 2 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre^
Nov. 5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon^
Nov. 6 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre^
Nov. 8 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s^
Nov. 9 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s^
Nov. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent^
Nov. 12 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse^
Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red^
Nov. 15 – Dallas, TX – Trees^
Nov. 16 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger^
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk^
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade^
Nov. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground^
Nov. 22 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum%
Nov. 23 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham%
Nov. 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room%
Nov. 26 – Nashville, TN – Basement East^
Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall^
Nov. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater^
Dec. 1 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix^
Dec. 3 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry^
Dec. 4 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat^
Dec. 5 – New York, NY – Warsaw^
Dec. 6 – New York, NY – Warsaw^
Dec. 7 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^

^ w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse
% w/ Culture Abuse (no Tigers Jaw)

Lil Wayne threatens to leave current blink-182 tour during his set

UPDATE (July 12, 2:09 p.m. EST):

Lil Wayne has responded to all the head-scratching questions surrounding his “speech” at last night’s stop of his co-headlining tour with blink-182.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

We guess that kind of answers one of the zillions of questions we still have.

ORIGINAL POST (July 12, 1:03 p.m. EST):

Well, it looks like Lil Wayne isn’t feeling blink-182’s current tour or their fanbase.

On Friday (July 12), a video from the Bristow, Virginia stop of the tour surfaced online with the rapper stopping midway through his set to speak with the audience. Instead of it being a form of banter or some kind of interaction with those in the crowd, the rapper all but threatens to leave the tour.

In a fan-shot video (which can be seen above), Lil Wayne asks for forgiveness before telling the crowd that it’s just not his “swag.” He continues by saying he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll last on tour and ends it by saying that it might be his final show on the outing.

“Please forgive me, but I am so not used to performing to a crowd, and there’s not too many, you know like still, that’s not my swag,” Lil Wayne can be heard saying in the video.

He continues: “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

At the time of publication, neither camp has released an official statement on the matter. For those following the summertime excursion, the co-headlining tour just kicked off at the end of June.

While there is no show tonight, the tour is supposed to take over the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine tomorrow night with a month-and-a-half of shows still on the itinerary. We guess we just have to sit back and see what happens.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

It doesn’t seem like many fans would be upset if Lil Wayne was to leave the tour; the initial reactions to the lineup we not exactly welcoming to the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric lineup.

PVRIS return with their first new song in two years

It’s official. PVRIS is back with a brand new track! On Friday (July 12), the Massachuttes-founded band unleashed their first new song in two years. Titled “Death of Me,” the tune finds the group honing in on what they do best; mixing rock music with electro-pop.

The new song comes days after the band first began teasing fans on social media about the potential of new music. The group confirmed the speculation by posting a 15-second clip on Twitter and the caption “New song, new video. Friday.”

To coincide with the song’s release, the band unveiled the track’s music video.

“We wanted to match the seductive grittiness of the song with uncertain, tense and subliminal visual themes,” vocalist Lynn Gunn said about the Katharine White-directed video.

“We also hid – in plain view – references to the occult and divination, to be unpacked by the viewer… if they so choose.”

Watch the music video for “Death of Me” above.

According to a press statement, “Death of Me” is the first taste of PVRIS’ upcoming new album. The yet-to-be-titled record will be released through the act’s new home of Reprise/Warner Records. No word yet on when the group’s third studio album will reportedly be released. PVRIS’ last studio album was 2017’s All We Know of Heaven, All We Need is Hell.

In support of the new tune, PVRIS previously announced a slew of gigs. The band will perform at a handful of European music festivals this August including Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop Festival, and Milano Rocks. The trio will return stateside in September for Riot Fest Chicago for the music festival’s massive 15th-anniversary event.

The 1975 plot stateside gigs for the fall

The 1975 are showing no signs of stopping, and that’s a good thing for fans who haven’t gotten the chance to see the band live this year. On Wednesday (July 10), the United Kingdom-founded act announced plans to return to the United States for a handful of new shows in the fall.

At the time of publication, the group revealed a total of five new tour stops for November and December. The new dates are as follows: Nov. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey; Nov. 19 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina; Nov. 20 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina; Nov. 26 at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans; and Dec. 1 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

For those interested in purchasing tickets for the new shows, the band has joined forces with Ticketmaster for a tickets request program. All fans need to do is follow the steps on the group’s website. The request period has already begun and concludes this Saturday, July 13, at 10 p.m. EST. More information about the gigs and how to purchase tickets can be found here.

Before embarking on their short, fall tour, the group previously unveiled a lengthy summertime itinerary which will find them performing at venues across Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and more.

The newly added shows are in support of the 1975’s recently released record, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Fans are still patiently waiting for the act to release Notes on a Conditional Form, the sister album to the 2018 release.

According to a post by frontman Matty Healy, the band may start releasing new music as soon as August.

“I will start putting music out in August, but I really don’t know when the whole album will be out / finished,” Healy posted on social media.

No word on when the act’s fourth studio album will officially be released, but we’re hoping that it’s sometime before the end of 2019.

Watch Young the Giant outrun a rainy cloud in ‘Heat of the Summer’

If you’re currently in the middle of putting together your rocking Fourth of July playlist, may we suggest Young the Giant’s latest track? On Wednesday (July 3), the California-founded act released the music video for their latest single, “Heat of the Summer.”

The three-and-a-half-minute clip begins on a beach with the camera panning across the sand when it rests upon frontman Sameer Gadhia who has a permanent rain cloud hanging over his head (think Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh).

Throughout the video, we watch as Gadhia tries to find some kind of happiness through small interactions with other people who happen to be his fellow bandmates. We watch as he tries to put on some sunscreen (it ends up being a blob of white), smokes a joint (but things don’t go as planned), enjoys a tiki drink (can’t sign the receipt correctly), and attempts to eat an ice cream cone (it melts).

When he finally thinks he’s about to escape his rainy cloud, it just follows him before it consumes him. When Gadhia becomes one with the cloud, it seems to take him into another world, and all his previous troubles disappear.

Watch the music video for “Heat of the Summer” above.

“Heat of the Summer” joins previously released singles “Simplify,” “Call Me Back,” and “Superposition” on the group’s recently released record Mirror Master. The album, the band’s fourth studio effort, was released in October 2018. In a funny twist, the album peaked at the number 69 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

In support of Mirror Master, the band is currently on the road with labelmates Fitz and the Tantrums. Their co-headlining tour kicked off last month and included a sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. At the time of publication, the tour’s stop at the Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Oregon was also categorized as sold out.

COIN and Alice Merton were confirmed as the two bands’ opening acts. COIN will play the role of supporting band during the July shows while Alice Merton will take over during the August shows.

Tonight, the musicians can be found at the Stir Concert Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums to release ‘All the Feels’ in September, share new single

After releasing three singles into the hands of excited fans earlier this year, Fitz and the Tantrums are finally confirming the release of their new studio album. On Friday (June 28), the California-founded act announced their fourth studio effort will see a release time frame of the fall.

Titled All the Feels, the record is due out Sept. 20 through Elekta Records.

Pre-orders for All the Feels are currently available on the band’s website. The pre-order options include special album bundles as well as exclusive new merchandise at the band’s newly re-launched webstore.

“So many highs and lows this last year but we’ll make it through together. We are so excited to finally share what we’ve been working so hard on. ‘ALL THE FEELS’ has all the emotions. We hope you love it as much as we do,” frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick said in a press statement.

To coincide with the new album announcement, Fitz and the Tantrums have released the album’s title track “All the Feels.” Watch the music video for the new track above.

“All the Feels” will join previously released tracks “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and current radio hit “123456″ on the forthcoming release.

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the new album, Fitz and the Tantrums are currently on the road with Young the Giant on their massive co-headlining summer tour.

COIN and Alice Merton will open for the bands during the excursion. COIN will play the role of supporting act during the June and July shows while Alice Merton will play the role of supporting act during the August shows

Tonight, the groups will take over Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio. The full list of tour dates can be found here while the complete tracklisting for All the Feels can be found below.

ALL THE FEELS TRACKLISTING:

1. “All the Feels”
2. “123456”
3. “I Just Wanna Shine”
4. “Ain’t Nobody But Me”
5. “I Need Help!”
6. “Don’t Ever Let Em”
7. “Basement”
8. “Ready or Not”
9. “OCD”
10. “SuperMagik”
11. “Belladonna”*
12. “Stop”
13. “Dark Days”
14. “Hands Up”
15. “Kiss the Sky”*
16. “Maybe Yes”
17. “Livin’ for the Weekend”*

*appears on digital release only