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Hollywood Undead Release New Empire, Vol. 1, the Band’s Sixth Full Length Studio Album

Los Angeles, CA — California’s own Hollywood Undead have released their much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album, New Empire, Vol. 1, today via Dove & Grenade Media / BMG. In support of the New Empire, Vol. 1, the band will be touring the US and Europe — a full touring itinerary can be found below.

New Empire, Vol. 1 – Official Track Listing

  1. Time Bomb
  2. Heart of a Champion
  3. Already Dead
  4. Empire
  5. Killin It
  6. Enemy
  7. Upside Down
  8. Second Chances
  9. Nightmare

The record was produced by Matt Good (Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria) and features nine fiery, high-energy tracks that reveal the band growing up and embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort, not to mention sharpening their signature sound to knifepoint precision. Fans may also recognize guest vocals from Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) on “Upside Down,” and Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden on “Second Chances.” The LP is available to stream and download on all digital service providers here.

“To be blunt, this album is our attempt at reimagining Hollywood Undead, not just a new sound for this release, but a new sound for the band altogether. Our goal from the outset was to make music that stands alone from our other albums, yet seamlessly fits with what we’ve made before. Building upon the old to create a new sound and a ‘New Empire’,” explains Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar).

Watch “Empire” from New Empire, Vol. 1 here:

“This was a fresh canvas, and we approached [the album] as if it was the first time we sat in a room to write music together. After 15 years, that’s difficult to do, but it was our goal, nonetheless. For reinvention, you have to be honest with yourself and honest with the listeners. New Empire, Vol. 1 was our opportunity to disregard expectations and say, ‘F*ck everything we’ve done. Let’s pretend we’ve never made a record before and do something different,’” he adds.

Watch the visualizer for “Heart Of A Champion” from New Empire, Vol.1 here:

U.S. Co-headliner with Bad Wolves Begins in May – Tickets on Sale Today

In support of New Empire, Vol. 1, Hollywood Undead will be teaming up with Bad Wolves for an extensive co-headline tour of the U.S. this spring. Bad Wolves will be touring in celebration of their sophomore LP, N.A.T.I.O.N, which produced the band’s current single, “Killing Me Slowly,” that recently hit the very top of the Active Rock radio charts, marking their fourth consecutive #1 song at the format. The slew of dates runs throughout May with stops in cities along the East Coast, Midwest, and Southern regions of the country. From Ashes To New and Fire From The Gods will provide direct support for select shows. The general public on-sale begins today, with tickets available for purchase on Hollywood Undead’s official website here. Hollywood Undead will also hit the festival circuit in the U.S. later this year, with performances confirmed at Epicenter (Charlotte, NC), Welcome To Rockville (Daytona, FL), Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK), Inkcarceration (Mansfield, OH), and Rock Fest (Cadott, WI).

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“We’re looking forward to this spring run with Bad Wolves. It’s been inspiring watching them evolve musically since the last tour, and we can’t wait to get back at it,” says Johnny 3 Tears.

European Tour Kicks off This Evening in London, Followed by 20+ Co-headline Shows with Papa Roach

Hollywood Undead will also embark on their massive European tour today, which includes 20+ co-headline dates with Papa Roach and a solo headline show in London, U.K. this evening.

Hollywood Undead 2020 Tour Dates

  • 2/14 – London, U.K. @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
  • 2/16 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz *
  • 2/17 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Riviera *
  • 2/20 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz *
  • 2/21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622 *
  • 2/22 – Offenbach, Germany @ Shadhalle *
  • 2/24 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 2/25 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer *
  • 2/28 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theatre *
  • 2/29 – Athens, Greece @ Piraeus Academy 117 *
  • 3/2 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada Hall *
  • 3/3 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane *
  • 3/4 – Budapest, Hungary @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena *
  • 3/6 – Bratislava III, Slovakia @ Eurovia Arena *
  • 3/7 – Poznan, Poland @ MTP2 *
  • 3/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall *
  • 3/10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensse *
  • 3/11 – Hannover, Germany @ Swiss Life Hall *
  • 3/13 – Paris, France @ Zenith Paris – La Villette *
  • 3/14 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Poppodium *
  • 3/16 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle *
  • 3/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena *
  • 3/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA *
  • 5/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Festival ^^
  • 5/5 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre ^
  • 5/7 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal ^
  • 5/8 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall ^
  • 5/9 – Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville ^^
  • 5/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
  • 5/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe Live ^
  • 5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinders at Crossroads (KQRC Show) ^
  • 5/17 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (KBPI’s Birthday Bash) # ^^
  • 5/19 – Sioux Falls, ID @ The District ^
  • 5/20 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center ^
  • 5/22 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma ^^
  • 5/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
  • 5/24 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion ^
  • 7/19 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival
  • 7/16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

* w/ Papa Roach
^ w/ Bad Wolves
^^ w/o From Ashes To New and Fire From The Gods
# w/ In This Moment and Black Veil Brides

Hollywood Undead is on the ascent in 2020, with more music to be released later this year and even more surprises for their fans in-store. Keep up with the band on their social platforms, and stay tuned for additional announcements to come.

Hollywood Undead Music Videos

California Dreaming | Whatever It Takes | Renegade
We Own The Night | Black Cadillac (feat. B-Real) | Your Life
Gotta Let Go | Already Dead | Empire

Hollywood Undead Online

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Featured photo (top) by Darren Craig

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LÉON Returns With Stunning Pop Ballad, “In A Stranger’s Arms”

LOS ANGELES — Building off the success of her self-titled debut album, LÉON delivers a gorgeous new ballad in the way that only LÉON could. “In a Stranger’s Arms” is a soft pop, forlorn lullaby about the metamorphosis that happens after moving on from heartbreak and the willingness to take a risk and start over ‘in a stranger’s arms.’ The warm track is oddly comforting and glimmering with both melancholia yet hopefulness. Listen here.

New Album Expected Later This Year via Léon Recordings / BMG

The critically acclaimed Swedish artist also plans to release her sophomore full-length studio album later this year through LÉON Recordings, her imprint partnership with BMG.

LÉON’s smoky vocals and
soaring compositions cut right to the emotional core.TIME

“Instantly catchy”Billboard

Since releasing her career debut single in 2015, LÉON has consistently delivered with every release, demonstrates her knack for crafting emotive, tender, and unforgettable pop songs. The songstress has amassed over 400 million total global streams and is a regular critic’s favorite in the press, racking up praise from the likes of Vogue, Glamour, In-Style, The Fader, and more. In addition to making her late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, she has sold out many headline shows worldwide and performed at U.S. festival staples including Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.

LÉON is unstoppable”Clash

According to LÉON, “Over the past few years, I’ve learned how to go with my gut and steer the wheel myself. If it doesn’t feel right to me, I don’t pursue it. In the end, I stand behind the music I make, and I’m in control.”

“An essential listen.”W Magazine

In 2020, LÉON shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned as she continues to evolve and embarks on the next chapter in her career, with more surprises for her fans along the way.

“Like the other mononymous Swedish pop icon [Robyn], LÉON
couples danceable beats and thoughtful lyrics.” – UPROXX

LÉON Online:

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Listen to LÉON’s Self-Titled Debut Album:

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Derek Sanders (of Mayday Parade) Announces First Solo EP, My Rock and Roll Heart

Los Angeles, CA — Derek Sanders, the frontman of beloved Tallahassee emo/alternative band, Mayday Parade, has announced the release of his first solo EP, My Rock and Roll Heart, out on Friday, February 14 via Rise Records. 

New Record Features Acoustic Covers of Songs by
Something Corporate, Saves the Day, and More

Comprised of five stripped-back covers of tracks from Jimmy Eat WorldSomething Corporate, Saves The DayThe Juliana Theory, and local Tallahassee band Goodbye Love, the acoustic EP acts as a snapshot of songs that inspired Sanders to become a musician. The first single, Sanders’ stunning version of Jimmy Eat World’s “A Praise Chorus,” debuted today and includes a guest feature from fellow Tallahassee native, Daniel Lancaster (Stages and Stereos). 

“When I started getting into music, I got an acoustic guitar when I was ten years old. I spent all of my time with that guitar, just learning to play and writing my first songs. I’ve been in so many bands since then, and it’s cool to go back to playing acoustic and singing the way it all started,” Sanders says of the EP. 

Listen to “A Praise Chorus” (Jimmy Eat World Cover)

The official lyric video can be viewed here:

Stream the track, and digitally pre-order the EP here

My Rock and Roll Heart Track Listing:

  1. But Lauren
  2. Rocks Tonic Juice Magic
  3. A Praise Chorus
  4. Punk Rock Princess
  5. August In Bethany

The track listing of My Rock and Roll Heart is all music that Sanders loved as a teenager, anchored by the “But Lauren” cover, which he gifted to his wife for Valentine’s Day in 2017. The song was originally recorded by Sanders’ favorite local band, Goodbye Love. The group was the brainchild of Mike Hanson, who had been in several Tallahassee bands throughout the years, and whose music served as a major source of inspiration to Sanders.

For Sanders, the EP is not only a chance to cover a song by one of his heroes, but also to expose people to the track for the first time. “This was before the internet, and Mike never really broke out of Tallahassee,” he says. “It’s such a shame his music never had a chance to do more than it did, and it’s cool that people will be able to hear it through me.” 

Considering that “But Lauren” was an impactful song for him in high school, Sanders looked for other songs from that time in his life to round out the record.

“All of the songs on the EP are ones I was listening to at 15 or 16 years old,” he says. “I was like, ‘I gotta do a Saves The Day song, I have to do a Jimmy Eat World song.’ It was very nostalgic.” 

Limited Headline Tour Begins in February – Tickets on Sale Today

Despite already having a successful career in the music industry, Sanders isn’t slowing down anytime soon. In support of My Rock and Roll Heart, he will play a limited run of headline shows in the U.S. next month in OrlandoAtlanta, and Nashville. A full list of dates is included below, and tickets go on sale today at 10am local time HERE 

U.S. Headline Tour Dates

  • February 15 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
  • February 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
  • February 17 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt


Follow Derek Sanders:

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Evanescence Releases Powerful Music Video for “The Chain (from Gears 5)”

Los Angeles, CA – Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise. To emulate the aesthetic of Gears 5, a miniature set was constructed for the music video that parallels the dystopian environment of the game. Watch it HERE, and listen to the song on all digital streaming platforms HERE

“The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version,” lead singer Amy Lee elaborates. 

P.R. Brown adds, “The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performance in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.” 

Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic in November, following Lee having lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation. 

Evanescence | Photography: P.R. Brown

Band Is Currently in the Studio Working on New Original Music

“The Chain” marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017’s critically acclaimed Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

Spring Tour Begins on March 29 with a
Performance at Download Festival Japan

On March 29, Evanescence’s spring tour dates commence with a performance at Download Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Shortly thereafter, the group will embark on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation that runs from April 4 to May 1. Evanescence will also headline their own show in Madrid, Spain on May 3 to conclude their slew of dates overseas. After a quick break, the quintet will return to the U.S. for two select performances – The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14 and a major festival performance at Sonic Temple on May 16. Tickets to all shows are on sale now and can be purchased on Evanescence’s official website HERE.

Evanescence 2020 Tour Dates

  • 3/29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 
  • 4/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/5 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
  • 4/7 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *4/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
  • 4/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
  • 4/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
  • 4/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
  • 4/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 4/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
  • 4/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
  • 4/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
  • 4/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/26 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
  • 4/28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
  • 4/30 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 
  • 5/1 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
  • 5/3 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
  • 5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
  • 5/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

* w/ Within Temptation

Evanescence Online:

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Evanescence Releases “The Chain” (from “Gears 5”) – Their First New Rock Recording in Eight Years

Los Angeles, CA — Transcendent, two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Evanescence, has returned with their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Listen HERE.

The band recorded their signature-rock version of the Fleetwood Mac classic following lead singer Amy Lee having lent her vocals to the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam, from the massively popular Gears of War series. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign this fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. Watch it HERE

Gears 5 was Microsoft’s most successful video game launch since Halo 4 in 2012. 

Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock’s pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop” –Variety

“The Chain” is the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their critically acclaimed foray into symphonic music with 2017’s Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece has reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their next studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come. 

“This cover was so fun to make. We love Fleetwood Mac and wanted to paint a dark and epic picture with our take on ‘The Chain,’” says Amy Lee. “The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version, and even made everyone in the band sing by the end of it! We’re beyond excited to share this with our fans and I’m really looking forward to playing it live.” 

At the end of the month, Evanescence will be heading to Mexico City to play Knotfest, followed by an appearance at Download Festival in Tokyo on March 29, 2020. After a short break, the group will be heading out on a massive co-headline tour of Europe and the U.K. with Within Temptation. The new batch of dates kicks off on April 4 in Brussels, Belgium and concludes in Birmingham, U.K. on May 1. Evanescence will also return to the U.S. shortly thereafter for a headline show at The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN on May 14. All tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the band’s official website HERE.

“Haunting, powerful, and packed with poetic truth, Lee’s voice is one of the strongest in the game—recognizable and unparalleled.” –Nylon

Evanescence 2019-2020 Tour Dates:

  • 11/30/19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Knotfest 
  • 3/29/20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival 

  • 4/4/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/5/20 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
  • 4/7/20 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *
  • 4/9/20 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
  • 4/11/20 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
  • 4/12/20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
  • 4/14/20 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
  • 4/15/20 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 4/17/20 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
  • 4/18/20 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
  • 4/20/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
  • 4/21/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/22/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
  • 4/24/20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
  • 4/26/20 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
  • 4/28/20 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
  • 4/30/20 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena * 

  • 5/1/20 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
  • 5/14/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore 

* w/ Within Temptation

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Featured photo (top) by P.R. Brown


Jetty Bones Sign to Rise Records and Share Official Music Video for “the part:”

Los Angeles, CA — Rise Records is excited to announce that Jetty Bones, the musical project led by Ohio-based musician, Kelc Galluzzo, has joined their roster of artists. In celebration of the news, the band has shared a new music video for their single, “the part:”, a standout song from their third EP, – (pronounced “hyphen”), which debuted earlier this year via Take This To Heart Records. Stream/download the effort HERE, and watch the new visual HERE. Jetty Bones is also currently working on new music, expected next year on Rise. 

Kelc has a message for Jetty Bones fans about this announcement and next chapter in the band’s career: “Growing up in Ohio, we used to have this local scene saying about how the dream was to ‘live in Ohio, start a band, then sign to Rise Records.’ Well, 12 years later, I finally get to say that those teenage dreams are a reality: Jetty Bones has officially signed to Rise and will be putting out a full-length record next year. As the final piece of the – era, here’s a music video and a promise to keep building this community around support and vulnerability as a part of the Rise family. Thank you for reminding me that fighting for passion, recovery, and the strength to help others has not been in vain. I don’t know if I can ever find the words to accurately explain how much I needed all of you (and still do), but I’m going to try my best for as long as you let me.” 

Channeling the band’s namesake, Betty Jones, who broke out of her all girls’ Catholic school to remove herself from a situation where she wasn’t happy, Jetty Bones exists to encourage people to rise above everyday situations and push for a life with better meaning.

“The sound of an artist totally in control over her craft and her story.” –Chorus.fm

The group’s 2017 EP, Old Women, was a story of progress, growth, and the development of human connection – something often overlooked today. In a world so focused on outward appearances, Old Women takes you on a journey through one girl’s mental and emotional attempts to attach to something in a more genuine way, that something being other people. Its brisk, contemplative follow up, – (pronounced “hyphen”), is a bridge between Kelc’s journey to healthier interpersonal bonds and a future colored by close friends, As Jetty Bones still functions with Kelc’s crystal clear delivery and racing thoughts at its center and a network of trusted musicians bouncing in the margins, – is a testament to the artist’s growth, depth, and warmth. 

Currently on Tour in the U.S. With New Found Glory

Jetty Bones is also currently on tour in the U.S. supporting New Found Glory, along with Hawthorne Heights and Free Throw. The remaining run of dates continues tonight in Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club and wraps next week at Saturn in Birmingham, AL on November 26. A list of shows is included below, with tickets available to purchase HERE. 

Jetty Bones Tour Dates Supporting New Found Glory:

11/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/21 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/22 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/23 – Richmond, VA @ The National
11/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
11/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn 

Follow Jetty Bones:

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“Blistering pop rock that isn’t afraid to hold back if the connection encourages listeners to strive for something better.” 
–Substream Magazine


Angels & Airwaves Announce North American Winter Tour Dates

Los Angeles, CA – Multi-platinum rock band, Angels & Airwaves, have announced a new batch of North American winter tour dates. The first leg kicks off on Wednesday, December 4 and hits major cities including Phoenix, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, and more. After a short holiday break, the trek picks back up on Thursday, January 16 for a run of shows throughout Canada and the East Coast. The band will also be playing KROQ Acoustic Christmas at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, December 7. A complete touring itinerary is included below, with all tickets available for purchase HERE.

Earlier this week, Angels & Airwaves revealed the official music video for their latest song, “Kiss & Tell.” “So many issues in relationships revolve around needless miscommunication, and just missing each other’s point of view. This video represents how a few small negative moments between lovers can easily grow into much more destructive interactions over time,” explains frontman Tom DeLonge. Watch the new visual HERE.

Angels & Airwaves have also been working on their much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album, which is slated for release next year via Rise Records / BMG. The forthcoming effort will be the group’s first collection of new music since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP. Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon.

Angels & Airwaves North American Tour Dates:

Leg No. 1
12/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
12/6 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
12/7 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center (KROQ Acoustic Christmas)
12/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
12/11 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/14 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
12/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
12/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
12/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
12/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
12/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Leg No. 2
1/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/17 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
1/19 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
1/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/26 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

About Angels & Airwaves:

DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album, We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 2019 single, “Rebel Girl,” follows 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP, which was released alongside Sekret Machines, a novel DeLonge co-wrote with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley.

In addition to his work with Angels & Airwaves, DeLonge created To The Stars, a multimedia entertainment company that creates original content across music, film, television, and publishing. To The Stars‘ content plays an essential role to DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a think tank of artists, scientists, intelligence officers and technology experts that explore, engineer and educate the public about unexplained scientific phenomena. DeLonge currently has a television series (“Strange Times”) in development at TBS and executive produced a 6-part docuseries on The History Channel titled “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.

Angels & Airwaves Is:

Tom DeLonge (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass)
David Kennedy (guitar, keyboard)
Ilhan Rubin (drums, keyboard, bass, backing vocals)

Angels & Airwaves Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Caleb Mallery


Simple Creatures Release Sophmore EP, Everything Opposite, Today Via BMG

Simple Creatures have released their much-anticipated sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, today via BMG, which is available to stream and download HERE. The band have also premiered the hilarious music video for “Thanks, I Hate It.” The new visual was directed by April Salud, and the Deepfake was done by The Fakening. Watch it HERE.

Earlier this week, “One Little Lie,” a standout track from the EP, was exclusively premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P. Carter. Listen HERE.

Additionally, Simple Creatures, have just announced that they’ll be playing two intimate shows in Southern California next month. Tickets go on sale at 10am PT on Friday, October 18 and can be purchased on the band’s website HERE.

Southern, CA Tour Dates Announced Today:

11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
11/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

The group will also be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.

Simple Creatures Everything Opposite

Everything Opposite Track Listing:

1. Special
2. One Little Lie
3. Need Me
4. The Wolf
5. NVM
6. Thanks, I Hate It

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Simple Creatures Share New Track, “One Little Lie”

Los Angeles, CA – Simple Creatures have released their new single, “One Little Lie,” today, which was exclusively premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P. Carter. Listen HERE. The track is taken from the band’s sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, which is due this Friday, October 11. The effort is available to pre-order HERE, with the official track listing included below.

Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.

The group will also be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Simple Creatures Everything Opposite

Everything Opposite Track Listing:

1. Special
2. One Little Lie
3. Need Me
4. The Wolf
5. NVM
6. Thanks, I Hate It

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Featured photo (top) by Ashley Osborn



The Faim Release Long-Awaited Debut Album, State of Mind, Today Via BMG

Los Angeles, CA — Emerging Aussie four-piece, The Faim, have released their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, today via BMG. The full-length effort is available to stream and download HERE.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

Created over the course of two years with numerous songwriters and producers, the record includes a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. Upbeat anthems like “Humans,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “Beautiful Drama,” reveal the group’s skill at crafting resonant pop-rock hits, while “Tongue Tied,” “Buying Time,” and “Amelie” are saturated with fiery rock riffs. Melodic closing tracks, “Where the River Runs” and “State of Mind,” also underscore the quartet’s knack for authentic and raw songwriting. Overall, the album shows a band on the ascent, and a group of musicians who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together to create a community.

“We can’t believe that our debut album, State of Mind, is finally out! This record has been a long time coming and highlights our development since the writing process began a few years ago,” says The Faim.State of Mind is a huge step for the sonic direction of our band, delving into territories that push the boundaries of what we’ve experimented with previously. We hope that people find something special and unique in these songs and enjoy them as much as we do!”

Currently on the cover of Rock Sound Magazine and fresh off of a successful headline run across the U.K. and Europe, The Faim will be heading back out on the road in celebration of State of Mind this fall. The outfit will first embark on a massive co-headline tour across the U.S. with fellow Aussie band, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise are confirmed to present the entire run of dates. The trek kicks off next week on Tuesday, September 17 in Houston TX and plays in 25 total cities nationwide, including major stops in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After a short break, the band is set to close out the year with another batch of headline dates overseas. A complete touring itinerary can be found below, and all tickets can be purchased on The Faim’s official website HERE.

Over the past year, The Faim has amassed a strong following around the world, to say the least. To date, the group has played 183 shows across 16 countries, in addition to performing at European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Download, and Slam Dunk. They’ve also sold out shows in London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, toured globally with PVRIS, Andy Black, and Sleeping With Sirens, and collaborated with the likes of John Feldmann, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Josh Dun, Ashton Irwin, and more. “Summer Is a Curse,” the title-track from their critically acclaimed debut EP (2018 via BMG), has become a bona fide hit in Germany, hitting #12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio that year. The earworm, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit #2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The Faim also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola‘s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Tour Dates:

United States


9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock *
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room *
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 *
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater *
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry *
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome *
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop *
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis *
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera *
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

Europe & The U.K.

11/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Kithai ^
11/23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Laut ^
11/24 – Toulouse, France @ Rex ^
11/25 – Paris, France @ Maroquinerie ^
11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^
11/28 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm ^
11/29 – Dresden, Germany @ Pushkin ^
12/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset ^
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
12/4 – Munich, Germany @ Technikum ^
12/5 – Cologne, Germany @ Die Kantine
12/7 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute ^
12/8 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 3 ^
12/9 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3 Warehouse ^
12/11 – Cardiff, U.K. @ The Globe ^
12/12 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms ^
12/13 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom ^

* Co-Headline w/ Stand Atlantic
^ Headline

The Faim (pictured L-R):

Sam Tye / Guitar
Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard

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Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder