The Gaslight Anthem announce short ’59 Sound’ tour

Earlier this month, the Gaslight Anthem were confirmed as one of the many artists set to hit the stage at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival, making it their first show since their hiatus announcement in 2015. Now, it looks like the group is ready to hit the touring circuit once again. On Monday (Jan. 29), the New Jersey-founded act announced plans to hit the road beginning in the spring.

Set to kick off in late May, the Gaslight Anthem’s short, ten-day tour will find the group playing their beloved sophomore album, The ’59 Sound, in full during their sets. Sadly, the tour schedule only features four North American stops; their set at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival; a show at the Rivera Theatre in Chicago; a show at Rebel in Toronto; and their kick off show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The rest of the tour stops will take place in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Pre-sales for the upcoming shows will begin this Tuesday, Jan. 30, on The Gaslight Anthem’s website. Those who use the code “59SOUND” will get the chance to obtain tickets before the general public. General ticket sales will begin this Friday, Feb. 2.

The band’s plan for the short tour comes almost three years after they decided to go on hiatus. In the summer of 2015, the act surprised fans by announcing their plans to take a break stating that it was in the “best interest of the band.”

“We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record,” the band members wrote in a post to fans. “We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.”

The complete itinerary for the Gaslight Anthem’s ’59 Sound tour can be seen below.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM ’59 SOUND TOUR:

May 27 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 02 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
July 20 – London UK @ Eventim Apollo
July 23 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
July 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
July 25 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
July 27 – Tilburg, NL @ O13
July 28 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Aug. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Rivera Theatre

Neck Deep and State Champs to Head on World Tour

Fresh off the release of their brand new album, Life’s Not Out to Get You, Neck Deep have  announced plans to hit the road in early 2016. Heading out alongside them for their “world tour” will be State Champs. The tour will kick off with a pair of shows on Jan. 6 in Perth, Australia. The first of two shows will take place at the YMCA HQ and is open to all ages while the second show will take place at the Rosemount Hotel and will be an 18+ event.

For their time in Australia, the tour will consist of one show for all ages and another for 18+. After Australia, they will head to Asia where State Champs will headline from Jan. 20-24 during the Japan stops. For the Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines dates, Neck Deep will be performing alone. Once the tour hits the United Kingdom, State Champs will rejoin the trek with Creeper and Light Years.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below (pay close attention to the legend to know who’s performing where).

NECK DEEP/STATE CHAMPS 2016 WORLD TOUR DATES:

Jan 06 – Perth, Australia @ YMCA HQ (matinée), (All Ages)
Jan 06 – Perth, Australia @Rosemount Hotel, (18+)
Jan 07 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid, (All Ages)
Jan 08 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid, (18+)
Jan 09 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro, (All Ages)
Jan 10 – Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel, (18+)
Jan 12 – Canberra, Australia @ The Basement, (18+)
Jan 13 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live, (All Ages)
Jan 14 – Melbourne, Australia @ Arrows, (All Ages)
Jan 15 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel, (18+)
Jan 17 – South Gippsland, Australia @ UNIFY festival, (18+)

Jan 20 – Tokyo Shibuya, Japan @ The Game*
Jan 21 – Osaka, Japan @ Pangea*
Jan 22 – Nagoya, Japan @3Star*
Jan 23 – Tokyo, Japan @ Club Asia*
Jan 24 – Japan @ TBA*
* = State Champs headline

Jan 26 -Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ KL Venue (formerly Alt HQ)**
Jan 27 – Singapore, Singapore @ Scape Ground Theatre**
Jan 28 – Manila, Philippines @ Skydome**
** = Neck Deep only

Feb 01 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Institute †
Feb 02 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @O2 Academy †
Feb 04 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Academy †
Feb 05 – Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Great Hall †
Feb 06 – London, United Kingdom @ Forum †
† = Neck Deep headline w/State Champs, Creeper, Light Years

More tour dates will reportedly be added at a later date. Neck Deep will be touring in support of Life’s Not Out to Get You which was released back in August while State Champs will be touring in support of their impending new record, Around the World and Back , which is set to be released on Oct. 16.

Funeral For a Friend to Disband after 2016 Tour

The guys of Funeral For a Friend have announced that following the conclusion of their 2016 tour, the band will disband.

Taking to social media on Monday (Sept.14), the Welsh band revealed the news. In the post, frontman Matthew Davies-Kreye explains that the band’s decision to split was a “natural end” since they accomplished everything they set out to do “and way more.” Instead of having a crappy end to a band that lasted 14 and a half-year, the band decided to go out and celebrate by playing the music that touched so many people. Read Davies-Kreye’s full statement below.

“It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that [2015 album] ‘Chapter And Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible 14 and half years of making music together.

So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed.’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”

The final tour will be named the “Last Chance To Dance” tour and will fins the band playing shows in their home country of the United Kingdom. The tour will visit several locations in the U.K. such as Glasgow, Manchester, and of course London during April of 2016.

The group will play two gigs in each city where they will perform 2005’s Hours in full on the first night and 2003’s Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation on the second night. Tickets for the tour dates will officially go on sale beginning this Friday, Sept. 18.

The 2016 tour dates can be seen below.

LAST CHANCE TO DANCE TOUR DATES:

April 5 – Cardiff @ Y Plas

April 6 – Cardiff @ Y Plas

April 8 – Manchester @ The Ritz

April 9 – Manchester @ The Ritz

April 10 – Glasgow @ Garage

April 11 – Glasgow @ Garage

April 13 – Birmingham @ Institute

April 14 – Birmingham @ Institute

April 15 – London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

April 16 – London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Funeral For a Friend’s last album was 2014’s Chapter and Verse.

Foo Fighters Tribute Band to Play for Disappointed Fans

When the Foo Fighters announced that all their European tour dates had to be scrapped because of the massive injury frontman Dave Grohl suffered during the band’s show in Sweden, there was a collective sound of hearts breaking.

In an attempt to make those fans feel a little better, UK Foo Fighters, a Foo Fighters tribute band, has announced they will be performing two shows for those brokenhearted people.

The tribute band announced the news via a tweet that they will be performing at a venue near Wembley Stadium in London during the same two days the iconic group were set to perform; Friday (June 19) and Saturday (June 20).

“It’s an absolute honour to confirm we will be playing Wembley this Friday and Saturday evening for fans from all over the world who have travelled to London this weekend, and for Dave and Foo Fighters, who we know are gutted not to be playing,” the band wrote on the social media platform.

Tickets for the real show are being refunded, but for those still wanting to get a taste of the Foo Fighters, entry to the shows will be done through charity donations with all proceeds going directly to Given to Live, a United Kingdom charity.

While the tribute version of the Foo Fighters will be taking  the stage this upcoming weekend, the status of when the real Foo Fighters will be returning to the stage is unknown. Grohl’s doctors had advised the frontman that he needed to stay off his injured for a while, but so far, it appears their United States tour is still on.

The 1975 Announce U.K. Tour Dates

The 1975 chronicles have continued this morning with the English band announcing plans to go on tour in the United Kingdom this November.

The band’s trek will have them performing at “intimate” U.K. venues like The Academy in Sheffield, Rock City in Nottingham, and many more. The tour will begin on Nov. 9 at The University in Liverpool and then wrap up on Nov. 28  at the Academy in Manchester.

The band broke the news on their newly reactivated Instagram page which now sports the group’s new white and pastel pink logo. Full tour dates can be seen on below.

THE 1975 UNITED KINGDOM TOUR DATES:

11/09 – Liverpool @ The University
11/10 – Leicester @ De Montfort Hall
11/11 – Sheffield @ Academy
11/12 – Doncaster @ Dome
11/14 – Nottingham @ Rock City
11/15 – Newcastle @ Academy
11/17 – Edinburgh @ Corn Exchange
11/18 – Bridlington @ Spa
11/19 – Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
11/20 – Plymouth @ Pavilion
11/21 – Southampton @ Guildhall
11/23 – Southend @ Cliff Pavilion
11/24 – London @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/26 – Brighton @ Centre
11/27 – Swindon @ Oasis
11/28 – Manchester @ Academy

The announcement of the impending tour dates come on the heel of the band performing one of the best publicity stunts that we have seen in a while.

While the stunt had people talking about an impending end to the band, talks of a new album once again began yesterday after all their social media accounts were reactivated.

Currently, everyone is just waiting for the four-piece to confirm a new album/its release date unless they are planning on dropping it on any given day like a certain pop star did a few years back.

Vans Warped Tour UK Heading Back to London

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Vans Warped Tour fans who live across the pond, get ready because the traveling rock show will be heading that way this Fall.

It was announced earlier in the day that the 2015 Vans Warped Tour UK will be returning to Alexandra Palace in London on Oct.18.

As of now, the line-up for the one day event has not been revealed, but those interested in attending should keep an eye out on June 17, when the line-up will reportedly be released.

As the poster below shows, early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website.

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Frnkiero andthe cellabration to Headline U.K. Tour

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Frankiero andthe cellabration recently revealed they will be heading out on their first ever headlining tour here in North America following a year of playing supporting act for several bands including Taking Back Sunday and The Used.

Now, the band will be taking the show to the United Kingdom for their first ever U.K. headlining tour. Last year, they toured the U.K. as a supporting act for Mallory Knox.

In a statement, Iero said, “I’m really looking forward to taking this full record to the UK in April. When making Stomachaches, I really wanted you to feel like you were listening in on the songs as opposed to listening to them. And I believe the venues chosen for this headline run will support that idea.”

Iero’s North American headlining tour will begin on Feb. 18 at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York and wrap up on Apr. 2 in Iero’s home state of New Jersey at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

After that, the band will pack up their stuff and head across the pond for a nine-day trek beginning at The Deaf Institute in Manchester and then wrap up at the Wedgewod Rooms in Portsmouth.

Full tour dates can be seen below (both North American and U.K. dates).

FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION TOUR DATES:

02/18 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
02/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
02/20 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
02/21 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
02/24 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
02/25 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
02/26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/27 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
02/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick
03/01 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
03/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Gallery
03/07 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
03/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
03/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
03/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/14 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
03/16 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
03/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Pug’s Live
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/28 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
03/30 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
03/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony

United Kingdom Dates:

04/16 – Manchester, ENG @ The Deaf Institute
04/17 – Leeds, ENG @ The Key Club, Leeds
04/19 – Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tuts
04/20 – Newcastle, ENG @ O2 Academy 2
04/22 – Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor Bach
04/23 – Brighton, ENG @ The Haunt
04/24 – Oxford, ENG @ O2 Academy
04/28 – London, ENG @ The Underworld
04/29 – Portsmouth, ENG @ Wedgewood Rooms

No Devotion to Headline U.K. Tour in January

No Devotion to support Gerard Way on UK tour

It’s been a year since the creation of No Devotion, and the band are already planning on heading out on a headlining tour in January.

The band which features former members of the now tarnished and defunct Lostprophets as well as Thursday frontman, Geoff Rickly have revealed a handful of tour dates in the United Kingdom for January 2015.

The tour will begin on Jan. 19 in Bristol at The Fleece and wrap up a few days later in London at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will be opening for them on selected dates including Birmingham, Southampton, and Reading.

Tour dates can be seen below.

NO DEVOTION 2015 UK TOUR DATES:

Jan. 19 – Bristol @ The Fleece

Jan. 20 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy

Jan. 21 – Southampton @ O2 Guildhall

Jan. 22 – Reading @ The Bowery District

Jan. 23 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton

While No Devotion has released three tracks, the band have yet to formally announced the release date for their debut record. They have, though, released a special Singles 2014 boxset, which includes 12” versions of their previously released songs including “Stay” and “10,000 Summers.”

All Time Low and You Me at Six to Invade U.K. for Co-Headlining Gigs

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What happens when you take two of the bigger names in the pop-punk music world and give them a tour?

You would probably get the All Time Low/You Me at Six co-headlining arena tour which is slated to invade the United Kingdom in February 2015.

The massive tour will begin on Monday, February 9 at Cardiff’s Motopoint Arena and will reportedly wrap up on February 14 at The O2 Arena in London. This tour will be the precursor to All Time Low’s sold out show at Wembley Stadium which will be recorded for the band’s second DVD, the follow-up to 2010’s Straight to DVD.

The Wembley Stadium show which has been titled, “A Night in London with All Time Low” is set to take place on March 20.

As for You Me at Six, after having to cancel their first ever headlining tour in North America earlier this year, the band are ready to begin the take over with the rescheduled tour beginning in September. Joining them for their North American invasion will be The Downtown Fiction, Young Guns, and Stars in Stereo.

Tickets for the U.K. co-headlining tour will go on sale beginning Friday August 29. No word on whether those in the respected fan clubs will get a pre-sale option.

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The Killers Get “Fancy” at the U.K.’s V Festival

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Last month, video footage surfaced of The Killers covering one of the Summer’s catchiest, but at the same time annoying tracks on the radio, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

It looks like the Vegas band’s slight cover of the song back in July was not the only time they had done so. during their performance at UK’s V Festival in Staffordshire, the band covered the top 20 radio staple once again. Like when they originally covered the track in Montreal, they changed the lyrics a bot to fit the location they were in (“From LA to Tokyo” was replaced by “From Las Vegas to Staffordshire).”

There are several fan-shot videos of the cover so we’ll leave you with some of them so you can see it from different angles. Oh,a nd the best part of the video(s)? Drummer Ronnie Vannucci’s interpretive dance of the song.

According to Gigwise, “Fancy” wasn’t the only cover the band snuck in during their 19 tracks set. They also did a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” and a slight cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday.”