Underoath Confirm Tour for Spring 2016

After teasing that there was a possibility of a tenth year anniversary tour in support of Define the Great Line and several 2016 shows confirmed, Underoath has finally given their dedicated fan base just what they were waiting to hear; the band will be touring in early 2016.

A few short hours after the Florida-based band were confirmed to be playing at Dallas’ South By So What?! Festival, the band released an over a month-long tour itinerary for the new year. The tour which has been named the “Rebirth Tour,” will kick off at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL on March 16 and wrap up on April 23 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. The predominately United States-based tour will feature one stop in Toronto on April 19.

But if them going on tour wasn’t good enough, the formerly defunct band has also revealed that they will play 2004’s They’re Only Chasing Safety and 2006’s Define the Great Line in its entirety while also tossing in some “extra goodies.”

In a press release, guitarist Tim McTague said: “I think the thought of Underoath playing again seemed really exciting. We never thought we’d ever even want to play together again, much less be as excited to do so. It was a really cool feeling, and when discussing what this tour could be, it just felt right to play the two albums that our fans have held dearly for so many years. I think it’s going to be really special.”

Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 28. For more information, head on over to the band’s website here.


March 16 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
March 19 – San Bernardino, CA @ 2016 Self Help Festival
March 20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What?!
March 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
March 23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
March 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
March 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
March 30 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
March 31 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

April 1 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 3 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 4 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
April 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
April 7 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
April 8 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 9 – Grand Rapids, MO @ Orbit Room
April 10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
April 11 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
April 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
April 14 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
April 15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
April 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
April 17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
April 20 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
April 21 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
April 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
April 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

Cartel to Stop Touring Internationally


If you happen to be a fan of Cartel and live in the United Kingdom (or any other international location), it might be a good idea to see the band now while they are over there, because that might not be happening again any time soon.

For those concerned that the band is breaking up, that’s not the real issue at hand. Like the band explains in a message to fans, it’s “a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world.” And since they aren’t releasing new music, they don’t exactly need to go out on international tours to promote.

Though it comes as a blow for those outside of the United States, the band do promise that they will continue touring nationally.

Read the full post from the Georgia band below.

“A note to our UK fans: we’re incredibly excited for the opportunity to play in the UK again this year, both in London for our Chroma show and at the Slam Dunk Festival shows (which are standard Cartel sets).

We always have a great time in the UK, we love the energy of the fans and it’s always a great hang. We wanted to mention that while planning this year of Chroma shows, we decided that there is likely not much international touring in the cards left for the band, and these will be the band’s last UK shows.

Though we would love to keep traveling the world and playing shows, it’s a wildly expensive endeavor to cart ourselves and our gear around the world, and we aren’t really banging out new tunes left and right which would necessitate us promoting it worldwide.

While all this may be a bummer, that’s not to say the band is over by any means, we will still play shows in the US. We’re very grateful and excited that we get another shot at playing for everyone and that we can hang out with our UK fans. All that aside, we hope that you understand and we can’t wait to see you all again!”

Cartel are currently in the middle of their Chroma Tenth Anniversary tour. Tonight they have the night off, but tomorrow night, they are scheduled to perform at GameChangerWorld in Freehold, NJ.

We won’t lie when we say we’re a little upset that the closest they’ll be coming to our hometown is Orlando. Maybe next tour?

Saosin Guitarist Updates Fans After New Gig Announcement


Earlier this week, the Used announced longtime guitarist Quinn Allman would be leaving the band for a year and they had already found the perfect person to replace him; Saosin’s Justin Shekoski.

Had it been last year, fans of the hardcore band wouldn’t have worried much, but since the band, now featuring original vocalist Anthony Green, announced they would be working on new music, this new engagement has quickly become an issue.

Taking to the internet yesterday, Shekoski wrote to fans, reassuring them that even with his new gig with The Used, Saosin would continue to “write new music and work [ing] towards a great future” like the band has promised.

Read Shekoski’s full message below where he tells fans that luckily Circa Survive and The Used’s tour schedules run parallel making it easier to get some Saosin things done.

Hello Everyone,

Just played the first show with The Used. Wait, let me start over. Lots has happened. It’s been an exciting month to say the least. After a week of rehearsal, a quick (and extremely fun) Saosin tour and a long flight, I have arrived in the UK….with a new band.

As you may or may not have heard, I have been asked to join forces with The Used to play some great music and be a part of their incredible family. I’m extremely humbled by the opportunity to play alongside not only such great musicians but such excellent people. They have all been beyond welcoming.

The first show was tonight and was an absolute blast, to say the least. I can’t wait to play more shows and do what I love to do most, play music.

I also wanted to say, as far as Saosin goes, nothing’s changing. We will still be writing new music and working towards a great future. Saosin is a group of brothers that all have different things, projects and schedules going on. This will just be one more schedule to work around. Luckily, quite a bit of The Used schedule is parallel with Circa Survive. So possibly, you can see Anthony play with Circa Survive and me with The Used in the same month. I hope to see a lot of you!

Thank you for all of the support so far, I can’t wait to see all of my old friends and meet tons of new ones on the road very soon.

See you in the not so distant future,


Justin Shekoski

Early this year, Saosin reunited for a four-day tour where at one of the stops the band revealed that new music was on the horizon for them. They’ve come a long way since their reunion with Green at Skate and Surf Fest last Spring.

Hawthorne Heights Down a Member

Hawthorne Heights will be joining Motion City Soundtrack on their Commit this to Memory tenth anniversary tour, but before the band could embark on the joys of touring, they first had to say good-bye to a significant member of the group.

Taking to Facebook earlier in the day, the Ohio-based band revealed that longtime guitarist and backing vocalist, Micah Carli had decided to leave the band and pursue a “personal venture.” The post is very light on the subject of Carli’s departure, deciding to spend more time on all the good things coming fans’ way this year including new music and more touring; everything showing that they are “more committed than ever to you [the fans].”

This departure comes over six months after another founding member of the band, drummer Eron Bucciarelli, decided to leave the band.

Check out their post below.

“BUSY TIMES AND BUSY LIVES AHEAD in the land of HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS. While we are very eager and energized by all of the touring and new music we are creating for the FUTURE of Hawthorne Heights, we must say goodbye to a significant portion of our past. We would like to wish Micah the absolute best as he takes leave from Hawthorne Heights in pursuit of other personal ventures. TO OUR FANS, PLEASE KNOW THAT WHILE WE ARE SAD TO SEE HIM GO, WE ARE MORE COMMITTED THAN EVER TO YOU.

We are excited for THE STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BONE TOUR, our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TSIBAW CANADIAN TOUR, wonderful upcoming shows with good friends MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, and the various shows we have planned in between our time in the recording studio. We absolutely cannot wait for you to hear our new recorded music. We are working feverishly to finish up our 3rd EP in the HATE, HOPE, ____ series, a new full length, and our first ever series of cover songs. 2015 is going to be a busy year for Hawthorne Heights, and our fans. For being with us for the last 10 years, you deserve the absolute best…and we will work our hardest to give you everything we can. We hope to see you at the shows…and as alway, come say hello at the merch table. We will always be around.

Love JT, Matt, Mark, and Poppy.”

Hawthorne Heights’ last studio album was 2013’s Zero which will mean that the released of this three-part series would be the first set of new tracks in two years.

The Early November Reveal Big Plans For the New Year

The Early November are going to have a busy 2015.

On New Year’s Day, the New Jersey-based band posted on Facebook that they will be releasing a new album and would be heading out on tour sometime this year.

The touring should not come as a surprise since last year, it was confirmed they would be one of Motion City Soundtrack’s supporting acts on their “Commit This to Memory Tenth Anniversary” tour which is slated to begin later this month.

Plus, frontman Ace Enders has been keeping himself busy by hitting the road; his side project, I Can Make a Mess, just got off a short holiday tour with Anthony Green from Circa Survive, Dan Campbell from The Wonder Years, and Elder Brother.

The news of a new album comes over two years after the release of their last record, In Currents. In Currents was the band’s first new set of songs after reuniting following a lengthy hiatus; the band went on hiatus in 2007.

Courtney Love and Lana Del Rey Tour Dates Revealed



A day after Courtney love hinted at a tour with Lana Del Rey, the Hole singer and the “West Coast” songstress have unveiled their tour dates for the “Endless Summer” Tour which, like it was reported will begin at the Woodlands in Texas before kicking off the rest of the stadium sized event.

Full tour dates can be seen below.


It sounds like Courtney Love will be heading on a North American tour next year and with a special guest: Lana Del Rey.

Love has recently made headlines over the past couple of months for several things including her role in the final season of Sons of Anarchy and her recently defunct “feud” with Dave Grohl.

Now, the Hole singer has confirmed that she and Del Rey will be hitting the road next year. Love took to Twitter over the weekend to send Del Rey a message “about owning the town” with the hashtag, “excitingnews2come.”

Check out the post below.

Love has previously talked about collaborating with Del Rey and even Miley Cyrus, if they were interested, which would kind of explain this coupling for a tour.

“I am not pop, but I have a lot of friends on social media and friends who are pop stars,” she said in an interview back in July on an Australian radio show.

“There’s just not a lot of rock ‘n’ roll girls out there, so for whatever reason [pop stars] look up to me. And I have a distinctive voice and it might sound cool if it’s the right song.”

Maybe the right song will come from this partnership?

According to Pitchfork, the two musicians will head out on the “Endless Summer Tour” which will begin at the Woodlands Festival in Texas before hitting cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and several more.

Chris Walla Leaves Death Cab for Cutie After 17 Years


After 17 years in Death Cab For Cutie, Chris Walla has announced that he will be leaving the band following their run of festival dates. The last official show for the guitarist will be the band’s headlining gig at Rifflandia in Victoria, British Columbia.

In a blog post on SLOG Music, Walla write, “I will miss being a quarter of this band and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here.”

“I am profoundly grateful for Ben, Nick and Jason for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful beyond words. Thank you.”

In the rest of his release, he states the typical reason for leaving a band; the urge to explore “the unknown.”

“Deciding to leave the band was not and is not, easy,” he said. “It’s really, really sad. I love my bandmates and I’m proud of what we’ve done and mercifully, those things don’t change with my departure. Moving forward, my plans are simply to continue making music, producing records, and erring on the side of benevolence and beauty whenever possible. Darkness may find me, but I shall never choose it.”

Walla had a big role in the band including producing the band’s past seven albums as well as playing a slew of instruments including the guitar and keyboards on many of their tracks.

The departure of Walla comes on the heels of the band finishing up their yet-to-be-titled eight studio album . The new record is expected to be released in early 2015 with tons of touring to help promote the record. No word on whether the band will be bringing someone in to replace Walla for the “extensive tour” they have planned for next year.

5 Seconds of Summer to Head Out on Headlining Tour in 2015


Love them or hate them, 5 Seconds of Summer are one of the breakout acts of this Summer.

Sorry people who dislike them, a lot.

In support of their debut record, the Australian boy band have announced that they will be hitting the North American amphitheater touring circuit.

Insert tween girl screams here.

Though the tour isn’t scheduled to happen until Summer 2015, we’ve seen how fangirls (and boys) start planning a year in advance, so this is good news for them. Touring with One Direction probably helped them learn how to maneuver around all the crazy.

The tour which will feature 28 stops in both the United States and Canada, will begin on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas and wrap up on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL.

They also announced three headlining shows for this November; one in Phoenix and two at The Forum in Los Angeles.

November 2014

13 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

15 – The Forum, Los Angeles (sold out)

16 – The Forum, Los Angeles

July 2015

17 – Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas

18 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.

20 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.

22 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.

24 – Key Arena, Seattle

25 – Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.

27 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

29 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

31 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul

August 2015

1 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.

4 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville

5 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta

7 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas

8 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston

19 – The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich.

21 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

22 – Klipsch Music Pavilion, Noblesville, Ind.

23 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa.

25 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto

28 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.

29 – Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium, Hershey, Pa.

30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.

September 2015

1 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y.

4 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.

5 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.

6 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.

7 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach

9 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.

12 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa

13 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.

In other news, the quartets self-titled debut album, reached the crowning spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Not to shabby for only having an EP to promote and two singles (“She Looks So Perfect” and “Don’t Stop”).

Morrissey Apologizes for Cancelled Dates


This year has not been kind to former  Smiths frontman, Morrissey. Due to health issues, the singer has had to cancelled several tour stops, but this time, the cancellations are taking place outside of the United States during his South American tour stops.

The singer went onto his fansite, True to You and proceeded to release a rather amusing statement (because what else would you expect from him) where he describes what led to the food poisoning which he contact while eating out. He goes on to describe the meal as a “simple restaurant meal of penne pasta and tomato” which led to him and his entire team ending up in the hospital.

“Three hours later, both I, and security Liam have collapsed with a deadly and delirious bedridden disease. Five days of round-the-clock medical supervision just barely controls the corrosively toxic food poisoning. I know my luck too well. Sorrow replaces joy, and in every dream home a heartache. It could only be me,” he describes in the most hysterical way to describe the illness that they all contacted.

The two dates that he had in Peru (July 9 and 10) as well as the eight he was supposed to spend in Chile (July 15-26) had been scraped. Earlier this year, the singer had suffered from Barrett’s esophagus,  a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia which all resulted in him missing several large chunks of his North American tour. While being interviewed by a Mexican reporter, Morrissey revealed that he had been told to retire from music because of all his health concerns.

Of course, he did what he wanted and went on with his touring schedule until this food poisoning wall came in the way. Since his last update, the singer has returned to his L.A. where his doctor has assured him that he’d be in tip-top shape for his upcoming shows in Argentina (July 28) and Brazil (July 30, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4).

Relient K to Tour Minus Three Members


Relient K will be heading off on tour with former The Academy Is… frontman, William Beckett and Hellogoodbye minus three members. The remaining members of the band released the following statement today on their Facebook page:

“To all the amazing fans of RK:

It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.

John Warne, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck.”

The three acts were supposed to start off their touring circuit in Birmingham on April 24 and go all the way through to May 19 in Chicago.


4/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
4/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
4/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
5/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/03 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
5/08 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
5/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
5/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
5/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
5/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues