William Ryan Key announces release of debut solo EP

William Ryan Key by Ryan Mendez

WILLIAM RYAN KEY Photo credit: Ryan Mendez

When Yellowcard officially called it quits a year ago, former vocalist William Ryan Key made it known that he wasn’t about to let the breakup keep him from making new music. Since the band’s final show in March of 2017, the musician has been busy putting together his debut album and now it looks like fans should expect it before the month is over.

On Thursday (May 10), Key confirmed the release of his debut, solo album. Titled THIRTEEN, the five-song EP is set to be released on May 25 via The Lone Tree Recordings. The record was co-produced by Arun Bali of Saves the Day at his studio, The Lone Tree Recordings. Pre-orders for THIRTEEN are currently available on Key’s website here.

The record’s first single, “Vultures,” is due out next Friday, May 18. According to Key, it was the first song he wrote for the album and the one he thinks will bridge the sound fans have come to expect from Yellowcard and the sound he is trying to achieve on his solo material.


“‘Vultures’ was the first song written and recorded for Thirteen,” he explains in a press release. “I feel like it is the right song to help fans across the bridge from old to new, as well as introduce people who are new to my music to the sound.”

In support of THIRTEEN’s release, Key will hit the road alongside New Found Glory for their Sick Tour 2018. The tour will officially begin on May 17 at the House of Blue in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and conclude a little over a month later on June 22 at the House of Blues in Dallas. Not only will Key perform his new material, he will also play guitar during New Found Glory’s sets.

“It’s such an amazing opportunity to be able to share my first work as a solo artist with fans on a tour of this magnitude,” Key said about the upcoming tour. “It’s also super special for me that it happens to be with some of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing throughout my musical journey.”

Prior to the tour’s kick off, Key and New Found Glory will join fellow Florida-founded act Dashboard Confessional for the “#ParklandStrong: A Concert Benefiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” benefit concert. The show will take place on May 16 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, Florida. Both Dashboard Confessional and Key will perform “intimate acoustic sets” while it New Found Glory will perform a normal, full set.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here while the track listing for THIRTEEN can be found below.


1. “Old Friends”
2. “Vultures”
3. “Form and Figure”
4. “Thirty Days”
5. “Great Unknown”

New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional to headline Parkland benefit concert


While the country, and much of the world, is still reeling from the senseless shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., those in the South Florida community have made it their mission to come together and help those victims any way they can. On Wednesday (Feb. 28), local rock radio station 104.3 The Shark announced how they intend to help the victims of the shooting and it includes the healing power of music. Taking to social media, the radio station and its hosts announced a concert to benefit the Broward Education Foundation Victim’s Fund.

Titled “#ParklandStrong: A Concert Benefiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” the show will bring together several rock musicians who call the southern part of Florida home. Headlining the springtime show will be New Found Glory who not only call the Parkland area home, but are also MSD alums.

In a Twitter post, the band writes: “As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD, so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help and we will help in any way we can. We have decided that in an effort to help raise funds for those impacted by the events at MSD and to honor the victims and heroes, NFG will be playing a benefit show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16.”

Also performing at the benefit will be Dashboard Confessional (who call Boca Raton home) and former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key (who calls Jacksonville home). Both Dashboard Confessional and Key will reportedly perform “intimate acoustic sets” while it appears New Found Glory will perform a normal, full set.

As New Found Glory posted in their open letter to fans, the show will take place on Saturday, May 16, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach. Tickets for the benefit show will go on sale beginning this Monday, March 5, at 10 a.m. local time here. Tickets will cost $25 each with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the fund.

The show will be all ages with door opening at 5 p.m. and the show beginning an hour later at six.

Last week, local Fort Lauderdale concert venue Revolution Live held their own concert benefit for the victims of the shooting. Pop star Austin Mahone, DJ-duo Jack and Jack, and 20 others artists performed at the show.

Yellowcard release music video for ‘The Hurt is Gone’


With the 2016 Vans Warped Tour behind them and their final tour in the near future, Yellowcard has given their fans something to hold them over until October. On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the Florida-founded band released the second single off of their upcoming self-titled record. The new song is titled “The Hurt is Gone” and according to the band’s Twitter, the song is “about the past and future intersecting. Moving forward and accepting change.” Watch the music video for “The Hurt is Gone” below.

“The Hurt is Gone” will join lead single “Rest in Peace” on the group’s final record. The album, which will be titled Yellowcard, is set to be released on Sept. 30 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on both iTunes and the band’s website where they are offering CDs and vinyls.

Earlier this summer, the group released a statement in which they confirmed their decision to disband after 20 years as a band. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end,” the band’s joint statement read. Instead of announcing their disbandment and breaking up, the group decided to give their fans a satisfying goodbye with a final album and a massive, final farewell tour. “This will be our last album and our final world tour,” they wrote to fans. The complete list of tour dates for the “Yellowcard: The Final World Tour” can be seen here.

Yellowcard announce disbandment with new song


Yellowcard is about to hit the road on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, but it looks like this will be their final time going on the annual summer tour. On Friday (June 24), the Florida-founded band took to social media to let their fans know that they had something to share with them at a link. The link was to their official website where a lengthy letter was posted, on behalf of the band, announcing their impending disbandment.

“Putting this into words hasn’t been easy. When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news,” begins the letter. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end. This will be our last album and our final world tour.”

The letter goes on to thank the fans for their years of support and to reveal the real reason why frontman Ryan Key and guitarist  Ryan Mendez decided to produced their eighth studio album. “We went into this record knowing it would be the last, which is why we chose to have Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez produce it. The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us,” they write. The complete letter to fans can be read here.

But with some bad news came some good to. The group released the official first single off of their upcoming finale album. The track is titled “Rest in Peace” and feature images of the band and fans throughout their career. Check out the video for the song below.

In addition to the disbandment letter and video for “Rest in Peace,” the group has also confirmed their final tour.”Please come and join us on our last trip around the globe. We hope to share this final record and tour with each and every one of you.” Yellowcard’s “The Final Tour” will kick-off on Oct. 6 in San Antonio and wrap up on Dec. 8 in Birmingham, UK. The list of tour dates can be seen below.


Yellowcard’s upcoming, and final album, Yellowcard is set to be released on Sept. 30 through Hopeless Records. This record marks the follow-up to 2014’s Lift a Sail.

Yellowcard announce title of eighth studio album, reveal track listing


Back in February, Yellowcard not only confirmed that they had returned to Hopeless Records, but that they were also in the middle of working on a new record. Since the announcement, the band has been posting images from the studio as they worked on the new album, getting their fans ready for some new tunes. On Tuesday (June 7), the Florida-founded group announced not only the title and release date for the impending release, but also released its track listing and cover art.

The new record will be titled Yellowcard and is set to be released on Sept. 30 through Hopeless Records. The new album will also feature a total of ten new songs while the cover art was shot by the group’s guitarist, Ryan Mendez. While we wait for pre-order information and the first single, both the album’s cover art and track listing can be seen below.


Yellowcard track listing:

1. “Rest in Peace”
2. “What Appears”
3. “Got Yours”
4. “A Place We Set Afire”
5. “Leave a Light On”
6. “The Hurt is Gone”
7. “Empty Street”
8. “I’m a Wrecking Ball”
9. “Savior’s Robes”
10. “Fields & Fences”

Yellowcard marks the band’s return to Hopeless Records. “It’s a huge honor to announce that we have started working on our 8th studio recording which will be released later this year on Hopeless Records. We couldn’t be more happy to be working with the Hopeless family again,” the band said in a statement released at the beginning of 2016,” the band said in a statement at the beginning of the year.

Back in 2014, Yellowcard had announced that they had joined forces with Razor & Tie Records for the release of their seventh studio record, Lift a Sail. But it looks like things didn’t pan out because they returned back to Hopeless after just one record. In some pre-release support of the self-titled record, Yellowcard will be hit the road this summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.

Yellowcard Enter Studio for New Album, Return to Hopeless Records


Good news Yellowcard fans; the band has officially begun working on their new studio album. If that wasn’t enough, the band has also revealed that they have returned home. Well, sort of. On Wednesday (Feb. 24), the California-based, but Florida-born band announced they would be returning to Hopeless Records for their untitled eighth full-length record.

In a message on Instagram, the band wrote: “It’s a huge honor to announce that we have started working on our 8th studio recording which will be released later this year on Hopeless Records. We couldn’t be more happy to be working with the Hopeless family again.”

The band’s return to Hopeless comes about two years after they decided not to resign with the label. Instead, they opted to sign with Razor & Tie Records (home of HIM, The Pretty Reckless, Chiodos) for their 2014 release, Lift a Sail. Currently, there is no official time frame for the release of the new album, though they do plan to have the album out some time this year. Check out the welcome back video below.

What’s Eating Gilbert Prove “You’re the Most” with New Video


It’s been a couple of weeks since New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert announced his side band, What’s Eating Gilbert had officially signed with Hopeless Records and would be releasing their debut album, That New Sound You’re Looking For, later this summer.

Now, the WEG frontman has revealed the music video for the first single from the record, “You’re the Most.”

Like the group’s appearance, the video is set up to look like something straight out of the 1950s (think of Grease) with the clothes, appearance, record player in the bedroom, and of course, who can miss the picture of Elvis on the wall.

Check out the video below.

That New Sound You’re Looking For will be released on July 10 through Hopeless Records.

In support of the new album, What’s Eating Gilbert will be hitting the road with fellow Hopeless signee, Bayside’s Anthony Raneri for a month-long summer trek.

After that tour wraps, Gilbert will rejoin New Found Glory for their co-headlining tour with Yellowcard in the Fall.

Tour dates for What’s Eating Gilbert can be seen here while date for the New Found Glory/Yellowcard tour can be seen here.

New Found Glory and Yellowcard Unveil Joint Tour Dates


After an out-of-the-blue announcement late last week, New Found Glory and Yellowcard have officially released the list of tour dates for their upcoming joint, United States tour.

The trek will begin on Oct. 8 at Livewire in Scottsdale and wrap up on Nov. 22 at House of Blues in Los Angeles.

General admission tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 29, while those who are interested in VIP packages get the opportunity to begin purchasing them today (May 26).

Like it was previously announced, Tigers Jaw will be the “special guest” for the month and a half-long tour.

Check out all the tour dates below and their announcement here.


10/8 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
10/10 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/11 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks At The Landing
10/14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/22 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/24 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/27 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/30 – Worcester, MA @Palladium
10/31 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/2 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/3 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/7 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/8 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
11/10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
11/14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
11/18 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/22 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

Yellowcard and New Found Glory to Head Out on Tour

Can you believe that New Found Glory and Yellowcard have never gone out on a proper United States tour together?

You would think at one point it would have happened since they come out around the same time and have the same kind of fan base, but surprisingly, no.

If you’re currently telling the screen in front of you “no, that can’t be true,” turns out that it is because it came straight from the mouth of Yellowcard frontman, Ryan Key.

Last night, both bands released a joint video which shows Key playing cards with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert when he points out his realization.

Nonchalantly, they agree to go on tour together and the rest is history.

As of now, there have been no official tour dates revealed, but as the video points out, Tigers Jaw will be their “special guest” for the U.S. trek.

We’re going to assume the tour will take place once Gilbert and his band, What’s Eating Gilbert, wrap up their Summer tour with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri.

Yellowcard released their latest studio album Lift A Sail last October, the same exact day New Found Glory released their latest record, Resurrection.

Yellowcard and Matty Mullins Share the “Deepest Well”


Yellowcard are back with a new music video for another track off of their recently released album, Lift a Sail. The song is titled “The Deepest Well” and features Memphis may Fire frontman, Matty Mullins.

Instead of giving the song’s video an over-the-top story line, the band have decided to give it the old-school live performance treatment.

Appearing to take place during a show on their current joint tour, we see Yellowcard get joined on stage by tour mate, Mullins.

Check out the music video for the track.

Yellowcard and Memphis May Fire are currently on a co-headlining tour with support from Emarosa. The bands are scheduled to take the stage tonight at Philadelphia’s The Electric Factory. The joint tour will wrap up on Sunday, Nov. 16 in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom.


11/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory

11/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues

11/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/07 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

11/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

11/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights

11/11 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia

11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom