Tonight Alive announce 2019 North American tour, handful of ten-year anniversary gigs

After a year of nonstop touring, it doesn’t look like Tonight Alive are planning on slowing down in the new year. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the Australian band unveiled a lengthy North American tour itinerary that will find them performing across the continent during the months of January and February. Titled the Underworld tour (after their recently released record), the upcoming trek will include stops in Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

The Underworld tour will begin on Jan. 18 at the Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California and conclude a month and a half later on Feb. 24 at the Roxy in Los Angeles. I the Mighty and Doll Skin will join Tonight Alive during the full excursion.

In addition to the tour dates, the band also revealed that they will perform a handful of special ten-year anniversary gigs to celebrate ten years of the band. The special shows will take place in select cities (Santa Ana, New York, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles) and will consist of an acoustic set.

“Good morning North American angel humans!,” begins the band’s post on Twitter. “It’s about time we brought the Underworld tour over to you. Conscious Rock gigs with I the Mighty and Doll Skin with special 10-year anniversary acoustic shows in selected cities!”

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

Prior to embarking on the North American leg of the Underworld tour, Tonight Alive will conclude 2018 with the United Kingdom leg of the trek.

The Underworld tour is in support of the group’s recently released record, Underworld. Underworld was released in January of 2018 through Hopeless Records. For now, the band’s full North American tour itinerary can be seen below.

TONIGHT ALIVE’S NORTH AMERICAN UNDERWORLD TOUR DATES:

Jan. 18 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove
Jan. 19 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory*
Jan. 20 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red East Theatre
Jan. 22 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Jan. 23 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan. 26 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
Jan. 27 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
Jan. 29 – Ft. Lauderdale – Culture Room
Jan. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 01 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Feb. 02 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Feb. 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
Feb. 05 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 06 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*
Feb. 08 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 09 – Boston, MA – Middle East*
Feb. 11 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
Feb. 12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Feb. 13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
Feb. 15 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Feb. 16 – Denver CO – Moon Room*
Feb. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
Feb. 19 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb. 20 – Portland OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan*
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles CA – The Roxy

*Tonight Alive ten-year anniversary show

Tonight Alive drops new song featuring Lynn Gunn

With a week left until the release of their impending new album, Tonight Alive has released yet another new song from the record. On Thursday (Jan. 4), the Australian band made their way to Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show to debut “Disappear.” The new song features guest vocals by PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn. A short time after unleashing the song on the radio, Tonight Alive unveiled the official music video for the new tune.

The clip finds Tonight Alive frontwoman Jenna McDougall with earbuds in her ears as she walks and rides a subway around a town aimlessly. As she walks around the city, she begins to run into the same three people repeatedly. Eventually, she decides to run away with one of her followers only for the woman to disappear, leaving her in the middle of a street wondering what happened. Watch the music video for “Disappear” above.

“‘Disappear’ is a song about the escapist inside all of us. As you can expect from Tonight Alive, the lyrics discuss freedom, but this time with a flavor of anonymity and detachment,” begins McDougall. “‘Disappear’ was written with the intention of sounding neither like PVRIS or Tonight Alive, and aimed to capture the sonic imagery of a long straight highway out of your comfort zone.”

“Disappear” will join previously released tracks “Crack My Heart” and “Temple” on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, Underworld. Underworld is set to be released on Jan. 12 through Hopeless Records. Underworld will mark the group’s first album to be released through Hopeless Records as opposed to their longtime home of Fearless Records.

In support of Underworld’s release, Tonight Alive will hit the road alongside Silverstein later this month. “The Get Free Tour” will kick off on Jan. 19 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To see the complete itinerary for the “Get Free Tour,” head on over here.

Tonight Alive drops music video for ‘Crack My Heart’

With a month left until the release of their fourth studio album, Tonight Alive has gifted fans another new song from the upcoming album. On Monday (Dec. 11), the Australian band released the music video for their latest track “Crack My Heart.” In a press release, vocalist Jenna McDougall explained the concept behind the brand new song.

“The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart,” she begins.

“The lyrics follow my conversation with a ‘winged man,’ a conscious figure, who offers space and safety to do my healing with. In my experience, when you are seen as your authentic self by another, you come to recognize your reflection more accurately and lovingly. Crack My Heart is a tribute to the way that love from the divine masculine elevates and holds space for the divine feminine to flourish.”

Watch the music video for “Crack My Heart” above.

“Crack My Heart” will join previously released single “Temple” on the band’s impending new album, Underworld. Underworld is set to be released on Jan. 12 through Hopeless Records. Underworld will mark the group’s first album to be released through Hopeless Records. Back in April, the band announced they had left their longtime home of Fearless Records for Hopeless for the new album.

In support of Underworld‘s release, Tonight Alive previously announced plans to hit the road in early 2018 with Silverstein. “The Get Free Tour” will kick off on Jan. 19 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The complete tour itinerary for the “Get Free Tour” can be seen below.

THE GET FREE TOUR DATES:

Jan. 19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jan. 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Jan. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Jan. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Jan. 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Jan. 26 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Jan. 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan. 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Feb. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Feb. 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Feb. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Feb. 06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Feb. 07 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s**
Feb. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Feb. 09 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Feb. 12 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Feb. 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Feb. 17 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Feb. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Feb. 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 24 – Chicago, IL – Concord
Feb. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
March 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

**Tonight Alive not performing

Listen to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

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Last week, we were informed that Bob Geldof would be remaking the charity song “Do they Know It’s Christmas” to raise awareness, and we assume funds, to help combat the Ebola epidemic.

Much like when the song was first recorded, Geldof brought together many big name from the current music world who call the United Kingdom home.

Previously confirmed for the song included: Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow. At the time of the announcement, Geldof had said that a veteran from the original song as well as other artists would be revealed.

Check out the song below and see if you can spot the veteran artists among the youngsters as well as those other special guest who were not confirmed originally.

The BandAid cover comes 30 years after the original was recorded (1984) in hope to raise funds to help combat hunger.

According to Geldof, an American version of the song will be recorded as well. That version will be produced by Quincy Jones. There, reportedly, also be a German and French version of the song in the future.

The “Do They Know It’s Christmas” cover made its debut on ITV’s The X Factor last night and has already, reportedly, raised one million dollars.

U.K. Artists to Record Christmas Chairty Song to Help Combat Ebola

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With the holidays right around the corner, we’re about to begin to hear tons of Christmas songs on the radio and see the never-ending cycle of Christmas movies on the television screen (just look at the Hallmark channel).

One of the good things about the holidays is when artists come together to record a song whose proceeds will go directly to help support a charity.

Irish singer-songwriter, Bob Geldof has revealed plans to re-record U.K. charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for the fourth time since its debut in 1984. In the description of the song, it states that “it’s designed to fight the Ebola epidemic,” so we’re going to assume that they will help combat the Ebola epidemic with all the proceeds the track will make from sales.

For this version of the holiday charity single, the singer has revealed that he has gotten Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow to lend their vocals for the track. (We’re wondering how the Goulding and Sheeran will react to each other at the recording session after the “Don’t” chronicles.)

But, if that wasn’t enough, reportedly more acts will be revealed right before the recording session.

“We called up some of the giants of the past and our own contemporaries, equally giant, and they said they’d come again to the party, ” Geldof said in a press conference earlier in the day.

Paul Epworth who previously worked with One Direction and Adele has been tapped to produce the song.

Unlike the original version of the song which was created to help combat hunger in Africa, the newly record song will have change of lyrics to reflect the new battle at bay, but they will keep its iconic chorus.

“[And what] they were dying of in 1984 was of course hunger, but they died essentially because they were poor. We know we can contain Ebola; we have doctors, the nurses, medicines and state systems. We have money. They’re dying again because they are extremely poor. That is radically unacceptable,” continued Geldof.

Geldof confirmed Quincy Jones will be working on a similar version in the United States while there will also be a French and German version created.