Fearless Records resurrect their ‘Punk Goes…” series with ‘Punk Goes Acoustic: Volume 3’

It was the 2000s.

Who was in your top ten on Myspace was the true test of friendship.

Bands like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and the All-American Rejects held on to key spots on TRL’s top ten chart.

Warped Tour was arguably one of the biggest music festivals at the time.

And the sale of eyeliner and fake hair dye was at an all-time high.

It’s been over a decade and we still have good (and some seriously bad) memories of that time.

Now, it looks like the folks over at Fearless Records are trying to bring back the mid-2000s which, we guess, can be a good or bad thing depending on if you were knee-deep into that scene (which, let’s be honest, we were).

On Friday (June 28), the record label announced plans to unleashed the latest addition to their Punk Goes… series. Dubbed Punk Goes Acoustic: Volume 3, the record features several bands who made a name for themselves during the heyday of Myspace including Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, The Almost, Circa Survive, Mayday Parade, and more.

The 12-track record will feature the Fearless family members giving their breakout songs the acoustic treatment. Punk Goes Acoustic: Volume 3 is due out July 15 with pre-orders currently available for purchase on the label’s website.

In true fashion, Fearless is offering the album in different formats including CD, cassette, and vinyl. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of Taking Back Sunday’s acoustic version of “A Decade Under the Influence” (which can be streamed above) and Set It Off’s “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (which can be streamed here).

The full tracklisting for Punk Goes Acoustic: Volume 3 can be seen below.

PUNK GOES ACOUSTIC: VOLUME 3 TRACKLISTING:

1. Dance Gavin Dance – “Story of My Bros” (Acoustic)
2. Circa Survive – “Act Appalled” (Acoustic)
3. Taking Back Sunday – “A Decade Under the Influence” (Acoustic)
4. Dashboard Confessional – “Screaming Infidelities” (Acoustic) feat. Abigail Sevigny
5. Mayday Parade – “Take This to Heart” (Acoustic)
6. Movements – “Colorblind” (Acoustic)
7. Underoath – “A Boy Brushed Red Living in Black and White” (Acoustic)
8. Don Broco – “Come Out to LA” (Acoustic)
9. Set It Off – “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (Acoustic)
10. As It Is – “Okay” (Acoustic)
11. Grayscale – “Atlantic” (Acoustic)
12. The Almost – “Hand Grenade” (Acoustic)

Breaking Benjamin announce tour with Skillet, Underoath

It looks like Breaking Benjamin‘s 2019 is going to be as full of touring as 2018. On Monday (Dec. 10), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to embark on a North American springtime tour. The upcoming trek will find the band performing at venues across the continent throughout the months of March and April.

The 14-date jaunt will include stops in cities like Milwaukee, Madison, Sioux City, Bismarck, and more. The upcoming trek will begin on March 15 at the Dow Event Center in  Saginaw, Michigan and conclude a month later on April 10 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, Washington.

Heading out on the road alongside Breaking Benjamin are Skillet, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Fight the Fury, and Diamante on select dates. Pre-sales go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. EST. General tickets go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. local time.

The upcoming tour will be in support of the band’s recently released album, Ember. The record, the band’s sixth studio effort, debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and has launched a pair of number one rock radio hits; “Red Cold River” and “Torn in Two.”

The new tour announcement comes a few days before the band is scheduled to release the music video for their current single, “Tourniquet.” According to the band, the new music video will conclude their visual trilogy of videos for Ember.

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

BREAKING BENJAMIN 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

March 15 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center *
March 18 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center *
March 20 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center *
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *
March 23 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center Arena *
March 25 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee *
March 27 – Sioux City, IA  Tyson Events Center *
March 29 – Mankato, MN – Verizon Center *
March 31 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center *
April 2 – Rapid City, SD – Barnett Arena *#
April 5 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center +
April 7 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center ^
April 8 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena ^
April 10 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center –

* = With Skillet / Underoath / Fight the Fury
+ = With Underoath / Diamante
^ = With Asking Alexandria / Underoath / Diamante
– = With Asking Alexandria / Diamante

Anberlin to reunite at Underoath’s hometown show in December

The guys from Anberlin are getting the band together, but there’s a catch; it’s for one night only. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the Winter Haven-founded band took to social media to announce plans to reunite for one show. The gig, which will take at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Dec. 14, will find the formerly defunct band opening for fellow Florida-founded act Underoath.

“We’ve been playing shows in the Tampa area with Anberlin since we were basically kids,” a statement from Underoath begins. “We knew them coming back to play this hometown show with us was a big ask—but it just felt right. We have said we couldn’t be more pumped to close out the Erase Me tour with this show in our hometown. But we’ve been proven wrong.”

Anberlin drummer Nathan Young mirrors Underoath’s sentiments: “All the Anberlin dudes reconnected over this last year, hung on the beach together, and then, when we got asked to play this show with Underoath, in our hometown, the answer was, ‘yeah!”

Young continues: “I mean why wouldn’t we do that? Life is short and we should almost always say ‘yes’ to rad stuff. Plus, we’ve been homies with Underoath for 15-plus years. [Guitarist] Tim [McTague] is my brother-in-law and we’ve never played a proper show together. It’s just way overdue.”

Anberlin will join Crown the Empire, Dance Gavin Dance, and the Plot in You on that night’s roster.

To purchase tickets for the show, head on over the Yuengling Center’s website here.

The surprise announcement comes months after the band members began posting small, band-centric items on social media. The posts weren’t major enough to warrant speculations that a reunion could be in the cards, but enough to make fans wonder if maybe they were up to something.

Anberlin formally announced plans to disband in August of 2014. Before laying the band to rest, the five-piece went on a massive final tour that found them performing across the continent before taking the stage for the last time on Nov. 26, 2014 at the House of Blues in their quasi-hometown of Orlando.

Anberlin’s final studio album was 2014’s Lowborn (via Tooth & Nail).

As for Underoath, the upcoming tour is in support of their recently released record, Erase Me (via Fearless Records). The album was met with favorable reviews by critics and fans alike. The album, the group’s eighth, peaked at the number 16 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart, the number four spot on the Top Rock Albums chart, and the top spot on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart.

This show will also be a historic one for the six-piece as it will be the first time a Tampa Bay band has ever headlined a Tampa Bay arena.

Underoath announce ‘No Fix’ spring tour

About a week after confirming their official return to the music world, Underoath have given fans even more good news. On Monday (Feb. 26), the Florida-founded band announced plans to hit the road during the spring and summer months. The No Fix tour is set to kick off on April 20 with Underoath’s appearance at the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas. After traveling across North America and Europe, the excursion will wrap up on Aug. 25 at the Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom.

Supporting Underoath during the tour will be Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya, and Limbs.

General ticket sales will begin this Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. local time. For those who would like to secure tickets before anyone else, the band is currently offering VIP packages. The packages are limited to a few per city and will include a meet and greet and photo-op with Underoath, access to a pre-show soundcheck, and an exclusive tour vinyl of their new album, Erase Me. Every ticket purchased for this tour will include a digital download of Erase Me.

The No Fix tour comes almost two years after Underoath headed out on their first post-hiatus tour. In 2016, the group embarked on the Rebirth tour which included appearances at South By So What?! and the 2016 edition of A Day to Remember’s annual Self Help Fest.

Last week, Underoath not only announced the release of Erase Me, they also unleashed the music video for the record’s lead single, “On My Teeth.” The music video for the new song can be seen above.

Erase Me is set to be released on April 6 through the band’s new home of Fearless Records. Erase Me is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation).

For now, the complete tour itinerary for the No Fix tour can be seen below.

NO FIX SPRING TOUR DATES:

April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous*
April 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville*
April 28 – Sunrise, FL – Fort Rock
April 30 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
May 1 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
May 3 – Knoxville, TN – Mill and Mine
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
May 5 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
May 6 – Bethlehem, PA – The Sands
May 8 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
May 9 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale
May 11 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
May 12 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids
May 14 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
May 15 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
May 16 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range*
May 19 -Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
May 20 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz
May 22 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
May 23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 24 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
May 25 – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex
May 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival Paris
June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 – 24 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 22 – 24 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Madrid
June 30 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera on Air
July 12 – 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
July 13 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
July 28 – 29 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 24 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Aug. 25 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

*Underoath only

Underoath confirm release of ‘Erase Me’

After days of dropping cryptic clues, Underoath have finally given fans what they’ve been waiting for: answers. On Thursday (Feb. 22), the Florida-founded band announced the release of their sixth studio album, Erase Me. The new album, the follow-up to 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation), is set to be released on April 6 through Fearless Records.

The record was produced by Matt Squire (Panic! at the Disco, 3OH!32) who, like the rest of the band members, posted a cryptic message earlier in the day before the new album announcement was made. Pre-orders for the Erase Me are currently available on the band’s website here.

In addition to confirming the release of the new record, Underoath also unleashed the album’s lead single, “On My Teeth.” The over-four-minute clips begins with the band talking about how they were surprised that they were able to keep the new album a secret all this time especially since we are part of generation where everything is posted on social media. Watch the Erase Me announcement/ “On My Teeth” video above.

Prior to dropping the new music clues, Underoath were previously confirmed for a slew of summertime music festivals across the world. The band’s lengthy music festival tour itinerary includes appearances at Montreal’s Heavy Montreal, the United Kingdom’s Reading and Leeds, Spain’s Download Festival Madrid, the inaugural Las Rageous in Las Vegas, and sister music festivals Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock in their home state of Florida. Check out the full list of upcoming tour dates and the complete track listing for Erase Me below.

ERASE ME TRACK LIST:

1. “It Has to Start Somewhere”
2. “Rapture”
3. “On My Teeth”
4. “Wake Me”
5. “Bloodlust”
6. “Sink with You”
7. “ihateit”
8. “Hold Your Breath”
9. “No Frame”
10. “In Motion”
11. “I Gave Up”

UNDEROATH MUSIC FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:

April 20 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Rageous
April 27 – Jacksonville, Florida – Welcome to Rockville
April 28 – Sunrise, Florida – Fort Rock
May 4 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Carolina Rebellion
May 18 – 20 – Columbus, Ohio – Rock on the Range
May 26 – Pryor, Oklahoma – Rocklahoma
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival Paris
June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 – June 24 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 22 – June 24 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 23 – Dessel Belgium – Graspop – Metal Meeting
June 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Madrid
June 30 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera on Air
July 12 – 14 – Cadott, Wisconsin – Rock Fest
July 13 Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Rock USA
July 28 – July 29 – Montreal, Quebec – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 24 – Reading, United Kingdom – Reading Festival
Aug. 25 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Leeds Festival

Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Queens of the Stone Age to join Foo Fighters at Welcome to Rockville 2018

Just when you thought the Welcome to Rockville 2018 lineup couldn’t get any better, festival organizers unveiled the complete list of artists set to invade North Florida in the spring of 2018. On Monday (Nov. 6) Danny Wimmer Present unleashed their epic lineup for their Jacksonville-based music festival. Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, and Ozzy Osbourne are just some of the big names that will take the stage during the first World’s Loudest Month music festival of the year.

“Since Welcome to Rockville’s inception seven years ago, I have been building towards this day: To bring not just the biggest rock festival in Jacksonville (or even Florida), but the biggest rock lineup in the United States to my hometown,” festival creator and producer Danny Wimmer said in a press release. “This is a triumph for me, my company, and the city that I love.”

Acts like The Used, Thrice, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more will joined the aforementioned acts on the bill.

Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are currently on sale on the music festival’s website here.

Welcome to Rockville 2018 will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of April 27-29, 2018. Last month, festival organizers revealed that 2018 would mark the first year that the music festival would expand from two days to three. For now, the daily lineup, with the exception of one unknown act, can be seen below.

Bring Me the Horizon plan an ‘American Nightmare’

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A week after teasing a North American tour in the near future on social media, Bring Me the Horizon has confirmed the outing scheduled for the spring. On Monday (Nov. 7), the British band announced plan to tour North America in early 2017. The tour, which has been named the “American Nightmare” tour, is set to kick off on March 10 at the Revention Music Center in Houston and wrap up a month later on April 8 at the Joint in Las Vegas.

Beartooth and the recently reunited Underoath have been confirmed as Bring Me the Horizon’s special guests for the excursion. Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour will be in support of Bring Me the Horizon’s recently released record, That’s the Spirit. Last week, the band released their somewhat creepy music video for “Oh No,” one of the many tracks featured on the record. Prior to the tour dates and music video reveal, the band announced the release of their live album. Live at Royal Albert Hall is set to be released on Dec. 2. The record was recorded back in April of 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall where they performed alongside a live orchestra. Pre-orders for the live album are currently available on the band’s website with proceeds from the sales going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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

THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE TOUR DATES:

3/10 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
3/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
3/13 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
3/14 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
3/17 – Montreal, QC @ Stade Uniprix
3/18 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Center
3/20 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Liacouras Center
3/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
3/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
3/29 – Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
4/1 – Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater
4/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
4/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
4/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint

Riot Fest Chicago and Denver lineups announced

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The Riot Fest Twitter account is probably one of the funniest to read with the way they troll people who are always complaining about the lineup of the three incarnations. On Wednesday (May 18), festival organizers shut up the hater when they unveiled the first wave of bands for both the Chicago and Denver shows. Earlier this month, news broke that the original lineup of The Misfits would reunite, and perform, at Riot Fest Chicago. Now, it’s been confirmed that they will not only perform at both Chicago and Denver dates, but that they will be in good company.

Riot Fest Chicago will feature a slew of artists including: Morrissey; Ween; Social Distortion, who will be performing 1996’s White Light, White Heat, White Trash in full; Rob Zombie, who will be performing White Zombie’s final album, Astro-Creep: 2000; Death Cab For Cutie; Brand New; NAS; Deftones; Refused; Death Grips; the Descendents; The Specials; Chevy Metal aka Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side-project; and Girls Against Boys.

But those are not all the groups making their way to Chi-town in mid-September. Acts like NOFX, Bad Religion, The Hives, Leftover Crack, Smoking Popes, Pepper, Big D & The Kids Table will also play Riot Fest Chicago. While Riot Fest has been boosting the Misfits reunion, the 2016 incarnation will feature other groups reuniting. Thursday will continue their handful of reunion shows, while Underoath announced earlier this year that they had reunited and would be releasing new music soon. The Daryl Palumbo-fronted Glassjaw reunited earlier this year to head out on tour with Coheed & Cambria and will now be heading to Chicago to continue. Set Your Goals and the Anniversary are also set to reunited during the weekend-long event. While some bands are making their grand return at Riot Fest, this marks the end of Motion City Soundtrack who revealed that they will head on one final tour before calling it a day later this year.

Like Chicago, Denver will feature a lot of the same bands like The Misfits, Ween, and Death Cab For Cutie. Unlike the original Riot Fest location, Denver will feature exclusive  performances from Sleater-Kinney, Jane’s Addiction who will perform Ritual De Lo Habitual, Wolf Parade, and Tyler the Creator.

As of now, festival organizers have confirmed that this is the first wave of acts, with many more to be announced soon. The complete list of performers for Both Riot Fest Chicago and Denver can be seen below.

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Riot Fest Denver (aka Riot Fest & Rodeo) will invade the National Western Complex during the weekend of Sept. 2-4. Riot Fest Chicago will take place tow weeks late during the weekend of Sept. 16-18 at Douglas Park. Early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website.

So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016

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The So What?! Music Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. A little under a month since their last update, the folks behind So What?! have unveiled a large list of artists taking the stage at the weekend-long show in March of 2016. Back in October, it was announced that acts like New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals, and more would be making their way to Grand Prairie for the tenth annual event.

Before that, The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and the recently reunited Underoath had been confirmed for the festival as well. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), festival organizers did not hold back, announcing a lineup that will make any pop-punk fan want to book a hotel and plane ride to Grand Prairie during that weekend in March.

Instead of us listing all the acts that will be playing at So What?! Music Festival, we’ll just tell you to look at the lineup below, because we’re pretty much stoked (even though we probably won’t be making it) for the festival.

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And to think, “third announcement more TBA” means more acts will be announced soon.

The So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale, so if you have the time and the cash, now might be a good time to get them.

So What?! Music Festival Phase Two Lineup Announced

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So What?! Music Festival has returned with their “Phase Two” announcement. The newly added bands scheduled to head to Texas for the weekend-long festival are Saosin, New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Silent Planet, Zao, and others. During their “Phase One” announcement, festival organizers revealed that the newly reunited Underoath, the Devil Wears Prada, and Beartooth would be performing at the show.

The update lineup can be seen below.

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So What?! Music Festival 2016 will take place at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. the festival will take place on March 19 and March 20. the lineup at the time of the festival will reportedly feature over 100 bands in total while the rest of the lineup will be announced at later dates. For now, those interested in heading to Grand Prairie in March for the festival can head on over to their website to purchase tickets.