Waterparks to release debut album in November


Over the last year, the members of Waterparks have made a name for themselves with a little bit of help of Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden. This past summer, the group proved themselves again on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, earning them some new fans with only a couple of EPs and no official debut album. On Wednesday (Aug. 31), things changed when the band unveiled plans to release their debut album this fall.

Their debut album will be titled Double Dare and is set to be released on Nov. 4 through Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded with the help of Benji Madden and producer Courtney Ballard. While speaking about the new record, frontman Awsten Knight explained that it will sound a lot different from their previously released EPs.

“It’s just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger,” begins Knight. “We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn’t just a ‘pop-punk’ band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it’ll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc.”

He adds: “As far as the lyrics go, they’re more personal than they’ve been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since last August or September, and in that time I’ve felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it’s fine. Honest songs are always best. It’s also got me at my happiest, so that’s a thing too.”

In addition to the debut record news, the band also released the first single from the album; a track titled “Stupid For You.” Check out the new song below.

Pre-orders for Double Dare are currently available here. In support of the new album’s release, the trio is set to hit the road alongside Sleeping with Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive on the “End the Madness” tour. The complete list of upcoming dates can be found here.

Sleeping with Sirens announce ‘End the Madness’ tour


Fresh off their summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, Sleeping with Sirens has announced plans to hit the road once again later this year. On Monday (Aug. 15), the Florida-founded group unveiled their schedule for November and December of 2016 which will now include a tour. The North American trek, which has been named the “End the Madness” tour, a reference to their 2015 release Madness, is set to kick off on Nov. 3 at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago.

After visiting much of North America, the excursion will wrap up on Dec. 4 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. Fellow Warped Tour veterans, State Champs, Tonight Alive, and Waterparks have been announced as Sleeping with Sirens’ special guest for the month-long tour. Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 19. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Nov. 4 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov. 6 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov. 8 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov. 10 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 11 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 12 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov. 15 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
Nov. 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
Nov. 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Nov. 19 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Nov. 22 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov. 25 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
Nov. 26 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Nov. 30 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Dec. 1 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Dec. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Dec. 4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Earlier this year, the band teased fans that they were in the process of working on new material. During an interview, frontman Kellin Quinn said that the new album would be a return to form and going back to “who we are.”

“It’s definitely going to be focused on us re-branding and thinking about our music in terms of what we really want to do with it,” explained Quinn at the time. “I think when you’re making music and you’re expected to do certain things with your band, you kinda lose your touch and your focus. I definitely think this record is us getting back to who we are; getting back to concentrating on the music itself.”

Back in March of 2015, the band released their fourth studio album, Madness.