Simple Plan, State Champs, and We the Kings join forces for ‘Where I Belong’

Is it true that bands that play together stay together? Well, it looks like that may be the case when it comes to the guys in Simple Plan, State Champs, and We the Kings.

On Friday (Oct. 11), the three groups (and soon-to-be tour mates) unleashed their collaborative new song “Where I Belong.” Taking inspiration from all three bands’ sound, the three-minute tune gives us some of that summertime/Vans Warped Tour vibes with pop-punky goodness.

Listen to “Where I Belong” above.

The song comes a day after all three bands had one job: to break some “super important news.

The first to get enlisted were the guys from Simple Plan. Sadly, every single member was busy doing something that needed their “undivided attention (hi David, it’s great to see you’re back and busy eating a banana).

When they finally had a moment to break the news, they had to head on stage for a show. Instead, they decided to leave the job to the guys in State Champs.

Like the dudes in Simple Plan, State Champs were also a little preoccupied. We understand entirely as building trust with a judgmental kitten and documentaries are super important.

Like Simple Plan before, the guys in State Champs left the job to the guys in We the Kings. Frontman Travis Clark was the one to answer the call, but like everyone before, something went wrong. First, it was a collection letter from the toll pass (we’re assuming this is Florida, so SunPass). Then it was a letter from his daughters’ school.

After asking his wife where the “super important announcement” document is, he opens it only to find out his kids got to it first. What can you do?

Watch all three failed attempts here, here, and here.

The three acts are set to hit the road later this month. The joint trek kicks off on Oct. 29 at the National in Richmond, Virginia and wraps up on Nov. 24 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.


10/29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/30 – Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore Silver Springs
10/31 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/02 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/04 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/05 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
11/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
11/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
11/16 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
11/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

We the Kings extend upcoming fall tour schedule

We the Kings’ fall itinerary is already filled with tour dates, so what’s another handful of gigs?

On Friday (Sept. 6), the Florida-founded act announced plans to embark on a short, headlining fall tour. Simply dubbed the “We the Kings Fall 2019 Tour,” the newly announced outing will include shows sporadically spread throughout October, November, and December.

The first round of shows begin on Oct. 24 at The Beacham in Orlando and conclude a few days later on Oct. 28 at The Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second set of shows will begin on Nov. 26 in Portland (the venue is still TBA) and end on Dec. 6 at Crowbar in Tampa.

Tickets for the upcoming shows are currently available on We the Kings’ website.

The new tour dates come a month after the band announced that they would hit the road this fall with Simple Plan and State Champs on their co-headlining tour. That upcoming excursion kicks off on Oct. 29 at the National in Richmond, Virginia and wraps up on Nov. 24 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

We the Kings have spent the last couple of years on the down-low. To celebrate their debut album’s tenth anniversary, they released Self-Titled Nostalgia in 2017. The record featured reworked versions of all the songs that appeared on 2007’s We the Kings.

The following year, they released their fan-funded album, Six.

During the band’s quiet time, frontman Travis Clark has been keeping busy. Recently, the vocalist joined forces with Avril Lavigne to work on her comeback single “Head Above Water.”


Oct. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Oct. 25 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Oct. 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Nov. 26 – Portland, OR – TBA
Nov. 27 – Seattle, WA – TBA
Nov. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
Nov. 30 – Denver, CO – TBA
Dec. 1 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
Dec. 2 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 3 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Dec. 4 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Dec. 5 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Dec. 6 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

We the Kings drop new single ‘Even If It Kills Me’

It’s been a week since We the Kings returned with not only a new song, but a new album. Now, the group is giving fans another new tune from the upcoming release. On Thursday (June 28), the Florida-founded band unleashed a new song titled “Even If It Kills Me.” For longtime fans of the band, the song is a throwback to the five-piece’s earlier sound.

“There are songs on this album that aren’t like the second through fifth albums,” explains frontman Travis Clark about the impending release. “They’re a lot like the first. Maybe it was our way of doing a tip of the hat to the fans who have stuck around.”

Listen to “Even If It Kills Me” above.

“Even If It Kills Me” will join previously released track “On My Love” on We the Kings’ sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love. In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour.

We the Kings return with new song, new album

Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.

“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.

“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”

Listen to “On My Love” above.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.

In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.


1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
5. “Ride”
6. “Alive”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
10. “Immortal”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”

We the Kings announce self-titled ten-year anniversary tour

After teasing some big news late last week, We the Kings has confirmed what they had up their sleeves. On Monday (Dec. 5), the Florida-founded band announced plans to hit the road in the new year to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their self-titled, debut record. The tour, which has been named the “WTK 10 Tour” will kick off on Feb. 17, 2017 in Nashville, TN and wrap up several months later on May 29, 2017 at the Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield, United Kingdom.

In honor of the decade anniversary, the band has also revealed that they will play the 2007 release in its entirety. The album, which first introduced fans to the guys from Florida features their breakout hit “Check Yes Juliet,” “Secret Valentine,” and “Skyway Avenue.”

“Press play and let nostalgia kick in, reminding you of the exact time you heard your first We The Kings song…now add every other song from our first album and BOOM that’s a party,” frontman Travis Clark said in a press release. “This is going to be some of the best and most fun shows we’ve ever played and we can’t wait to see everyone who comes out for a night unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Start studying our first album because we’re playing EVERY SINGLE SONG off of it!! See you at the show!”

Pre-sales for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 am. In addition to normal, general admission tickets, the band will also offer VIP packages for those who want a little something more from their experience. For more information about the upcoming tour, head on over to the band’s website here.

Earlier this year, the band released their greatest hits album, So Far. The compilation of tracks not only features a collection of the band’s hits, but also a unique twist on “The Story of Tonight” from the smash Broadway hit, Hamilton.

The complete tour itinerary for ‘WTK 10 Tour’ can be seen below.


Feb. 12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Feb. 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Feb. 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore
Feb. 22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
Feb. 23 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
Feb. 24 – New York City, NY @ PlayStation Theater
Feb. 25 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Feb. 26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 28 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
March 1 – Fans Choose @
March 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club @ Stage AE
March 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
March 4 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter
March 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
March 7 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
March 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
March 9 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
March 13 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
March 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
March 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
March 18 – Chandler, AZ @ Pot of Gold Music Festival
March 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
March 21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
March 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
March 25 – Grand Prairie, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
March 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage)
March 28 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Side Bar Theatre
March 29 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
March 30 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
April 1 – Orlando FL @ The Beacham
April 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
May 27 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival – Midlands
May 28 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival – North
May 28 – Hatfield, United Kingdom @ Slam Dunk Festival – South

We the Kings to Embark on ‘From Here to Mars’ Tour


We the Kings recently announced that they will be hitting the road this spring. The Florida-based band revealed that the tour will be named the “From Here To Mars Tour” and will have them touring from mid-March to early April. The trek will begin on March 16 at the Social in Orlando and wrap up a couple of weeks later on April 9 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Heading out on the road alongside We the Kings will be AJR, She Is We, Elena Coats, and Brothers James. Tickets for the upcoming shows are currently available on the band’s recently revamped website. The full tour itinerary can be seen below.


3/16 – Orlando, Florida @ The Social
3/18 – St. Petersburg, Florida @ State Theatre – FL
3/19 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Loft
3/20 – Raleigh, North Carolina @ Lincoln Theatre
3/22 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/23 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Theatre of Living Arts
3/24 – New York, New York @ Gramercy Theatre
3/25 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Brighton Music Hall
3/26 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Altar Bar
3/28 – Columbus, Ohio @ A&R Music Bar
3/29 – Pontiac, Michigan @ The Crofoot Ballroom
3/31 – Chicago, Illinois @ Bottom Lounge
4/1 – Iowa City, Iowa @ The Blue Moose Tap House
4/2 – Kansas City, Kansas @ Madrid Theatre
4/3 – Denver, Colorado @ Marquis Theater
4/5 – Phoenix, Arizona @ The Rebel Lounge
4/7 – San Francisco, California @ Slims
4/8 – Anaheim, California @ House of Blues
4/9 – West Hollywood, California @ Troubadour


The new tour comes on the heels of the band’s recently released record.  Back in November of 2015, We the Kings released their fifth studio album, Strange Love.

We the Kings Preview New Album


We the Kings revealed this summer that they would be releasing a brand new album later this year. At the time, the only thing that was revealed was the title and release date. Now, the band have given fans a little bit of something extra. On Thursday (Oct. 29), the Florida-based band uploaded an album preview on YouTube so fans could get a sense of the impending record. At the beginning of the video frontman Travis Clark thanks fans for sticking with them and this is kind of thank you for all the dedication.

The album preview for Strange Love can be heard below while the tracklisting is below that. The band does identify each track in the video.


01. “Howl At The Moon”
02. “Completely”
03. “Heaven So Close”
04. “XO” (feat. Elena Coats)
05. “From Here To Mars”
06. “All The Way”
07. “Love Again”
08. “Jenny’s Song”
09. “She”
10. “Runaway”

In addition to the album preview, the band has also revealed that the first single off of the album will be “Love Again.” currently, “Love Again” is available for purchase on iTunes. Strange Love is set to be released on Nov. 20.

We The King Release ‘I Like It’


We the Kings are definitely keeping fans in the loop with a mess of lyric videos from the album that those dedicated fans help fund. This time, the song getting the lyric video treatment is “I Like It.”

The lyric video can be seen below.

We the Kings will be heading out on a short tour beginning on March 14 in Ft. Lauderdale with This Century and Crash the Party. The tour is slated to hit a couple of locations nationwide and end on March 29 right back in their home state of Florida. Tour dates can be seen below.


March 14- Ft. Lauderdale, FL— The Culture Room

March 15- Orlando, FL—Beacham Theatre

March 16- Jacksonville, FL—Freebird Live

March 18- Nashville, TN—Rocketown

March 19- Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

March 20- Palatine, IL—Durty Nellies

March 21- Bloomington, IL—The Castle Theater

March 22- Grand Rapids, MI—The Intersection

March 23- Indianapolis, IN—Deluxe @ Old National Center

March 25- Sayreville, NJ—Starland Ballroom

March 26- Washington, DC—9:30 Club

March 27- Charleston, SC—Music Farm

March 28- Gainesville, FL—High Dive

March 29- Pensacola, FL—American Legion Hall Post 33

We the King Reveal New Lyric Video


We the Kings are definitely making their round now that their new album is just about to come out. Thanks to some hard-working and dedicated fans, they helped the band raise enough money to fund their new album and then some.

Earlier this weekend, the band dropped the lyric video for a song titled, “The Art of War”; the fourth single off of the album as well as the full track list for the album:

Queen Of Hearts
Find You There
I Feel Alive
I like It
That Feeling
See You In My Dreams
Die Young Live Forever
Phoenix Hearts
Any other Way
Say It Now
Art Of War
Sad Song (Ft. Elena Coats)
Just Keep Breathing

The new album, which had been renamed last-minute from Vitam Regum to Somewhere Somehow, is set to be released tomorrow, Dec. 16.

The full lyric video can be seen below.

But the new album isn’t the only good news fans of the band can dwell on; it was also announced that they will be heading out on tour in March in support of the new album alongside This Century, and Crash the Party; tour dates can be seen here.


Mar 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mar 15 – Orlando, FL
Mar 16 – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 18 – Nashville, TN
Mar 19 – Columbia, MO
Mar 20 – Palatine, IL
Mar 21 – Bloomington, IL
Mar 22 – Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 23 – Indianapolis, IN
Mar 25 – Sayreville, NJ
Mar 26 – Washington, DC
Mar 27 – Charleston, SC
Mar 28 – Gainesville, FL
Mar 29 – Pensacola, FL