Issues to head out on headlining fall tour

Last weekend, Issues left fans in a tizzy when they took to social media to tease that they had some major news scheduled to be revealed later that week. “I feel like I wanna announce something on June 21st…#Headspace,” said the post written on the group’s official Twitter page. A couple of days after the initial post was uploaded, the group followed-up that message with one that read: “Don’t know if we can wait until tomorrow. Might have to be today…” with a thinking emoji. As it turns out, the band couldn’t wait the extra 24 hours and confirmed what they had been hinting at for the past three days.

On Tuesday (June 20), the Georgia-based band announced a major tour set to take place during the fall months of 2017. Issues’ 2017 headlining tour will officially kick off on Sept. 24 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and wrap up a month and half later on Nov. 3 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Los Angeles-based band Volumes has been confirmed as Issues’ direct supporting act for the full excursion while the identity of the second supporting act is being kept a secret. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 23, here.

The upcoming tour will be in support of the group’s recently released record, Headspace. The album, their second studio record, was released back in May of 2016 through Rise Records. Headspace was met with generally positive reviews with only a handful of negative outlooks on the group’s sophomore effort. The album went on reach the number 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earn the top spot on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart with a total of 18,000 copies sold in the record’s first week.

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

ISSUES’ FALL 2017 TOUR DATES:

September 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
September 25 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
September 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
September 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
September 29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 01 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
October 03 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
October 04 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
October 06 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 08 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 09 – New York City, NY – Playstation Theater
October 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
October 13 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
October 14 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
October 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
October 17 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
October 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 20 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
October 23 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
October 26 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
October 27 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
October 28 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
October 29 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
October 31 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 01 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 03 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Islander announces winter “Overdose” tour

Islander’s 2016 has been a massive one for the South Carolina-founded band. The new year saw the four-piece release a brand new album with a brand new lineup which was met with a lot of praises from music publications such as Metal Hammer, Substream, and Alternative Press. Now that 2016 is coming to an end, the band has unveiled exactly how they plan to wrap up their busy year. On Tuesday (Sept. 27), Islander announced plans to hit the road for a winter tour. The excursion will be called the “Overdose” tour and is set to hit North American venues throughout November and December.

The tour which will feature support from The Word Alive, Volumes, and Invent Animate, will kick off on Nov. 11 at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland OR. After being on the road for over a month and a half, the trek will conclude on Dec. 18 at the Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ. “This is going to be one fun tour. Rad bands, rocking cities and hoodie weather, need I say more?” Islander vocalist Mikey Carvajal said in a press release.

The “Overdose” tour will be in support of Islander’s recently released record, Power Under Control. The album, the group’s sophomore effort, was released back in August through Victory Records. Before embarking on their winter adventures, Islander is in the process of finishing up their current tour. The “Make Pizza Great Again” tour which is set to wrap up on Oct. 19 at the New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC. The tour features Islander sharing the stage with Palaye Royale and Bad Seed Rising. The complete list of upcoming Islander tour dates can be seen below.

MAKE PIZZA GREAT AGAIN TOUR:

Sept. 28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre

Sept. 29 – Fayetteville, AR @ Nomad’s

Sept. 30 – Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter

Oct. 1 – Mobile, AL @ Downtown Mobile (Ten Sixty Five Festival)

Oct. 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

Oct. 5 – Madison, WI @ Red Zone

Oct. 6 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar

Oct. 7 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew

Oct. 8 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar

Oct. 9 – Louisville, KY @ New Vintage (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 12 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 13 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 14 – Jacksonville, SC @ Hooligan’s (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 16 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundtsage (No Palaye Royale)

Oct. 19 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern (No Palaye Royale)

OVERDOSE TOUR DATES:

Nov. 11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

Nov. 13 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper

Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Nov. 16 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

Nov. 18 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

Nov. 20 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

Nov. 21 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellie’s

Nov. 22 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Station

Nov. 23 – London, Ontario @ Rum Runners

Nov. 24 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Brass Monkey

Nov. 25 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Tulipe

Nov. 26 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Salle Multi

Nov. 27 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

Nov. 29 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall

Nov. 30 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

Dec. 1 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage

Dec. 2 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club

Dec. 3 – Reading, PA @ Reverb

Dec. 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

Dec. 6 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater

Dec. 7 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Dec. 8 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall

Dec. 9 – Knoxville, TN @ The International

Dec. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

Dec. 11 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco

Dec. 13 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

Dec. 14 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Dec. 18 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

Of Mice & Men to Head Out on Headlining Tour

Of Mice & Men will be heading out on tour this Spring in support of the re-issue of their 2014 album, Restoring Force.

The tour will feature the California band headlining all dates (minus three stops) and support from Crown the Empire and Volumes.

The tour will begin on Apr. 28 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale and wrap up a month and a half later on June 7 at Soma in San Diego.

On the tour schedule, which can be seen below, the band reveal that there will be a couple of dates which they will not be headlining. Those three stops are three different music festivals that they will be performing at. Those include:  Carolina Rebellion that will take place in Charlotte, NC; the first annual Rock in Rio due to take place in Las Vegas (they will be performing during the festival’s “Rock” weekend); Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range; and Pryor, OK’s Rocklahoma.

OF MICE & MEN’S SPRING TOUR SCHEDULE:

April 28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion **

May 6 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

May 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock In Rio **

May 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Balroom

May 12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 13 – New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range **

May 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pops

May 19 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 20 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 23 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma **

May 26 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

May 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

June 1 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

June 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 7 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

**=not headlining shows

Last week, Of Mice & Men released the music video for their new song “Broken Generation” from Restoring Force: Full Circle which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records.

Fearless Records Unveil ‘Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6’ Track List, Album Art

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Fearless Records is returning with the newest installation of their popular Punk Goes… collection. This time, the record label will be gifting us with Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6.

In addition to giving us the full name of the new Punk Goes…album, the label has also given us the album art, the release date, and most importantly, the tracklist of which artists will be covering which pop songs.

This new volume will include august Burns Red, We Came as Romans, Set It Off, State Champs and several more. Track making the cut this time include Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and even Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun.”

Check out the album art and track list below and let’s wonder how Palisades are going to be able to make people stand “Happy” after the zillionth time we heard it on the radio.

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PUNK GOES POP VOLUME 6 TRACKLIST:

1. Tyler Carter / Luke Holland – “Ain’t It Fun”
2. August Burns Red – “Wrecking Ball”
3. We Came As Romans – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
4. Upon A Burning Body & Ice T – “Turn Down For What”
5. Set It Off – “Problem”
6. Crown The Empire – “Burn”
7. Oceans Ate Alaska – “Drunk In Love”
8. Youth In Revolt – “Royals”
9. Volumes – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
10. Knuckle Puck – “Chocolate”
11. Slaves – “Sweater Weather”
12. State Champs – “Stay The Night”
13. Palisades – “Happy”

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 will be released on Nov. 17.

Check out the official announcement from YouTuber, Jarrod Alonge.