Since the release of American Candy in March of 2015, The Maine toured with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck in the spring throughout the United States. Over the summer, The Maine played at Billboard Hot 100 in New York and in August traveled to Australia with With Confidence in August. The Maine played all the songs off of American Candy at their Free For All tour in Fall of 2015, and they ended 2015 playing a 8123 Holiday Tour. Starting in 2016, The Maine has gone on tour with Mayday Parade across Europe on the Black Lines UK/Europe Tour and again in the United States on a co-headlined tour, the “American Lines Tour ’16.”
The Maine recently covered Justin Bieber’s song “Love Yourself.” “Love Yourself” was released via YouTube (and The Maine’s Website) on April 21st. Pat Kirch, John O’Callaghan, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, and Kennedy Brock had dominated Twitter by tweeting to fans using the hashtag #BieberXtheMaine. I happened to get a response from Pat Kirch on Twitter about Warped Tour.
Though John O’Callaghan captivates fans with his tweets, unique voice and good looks, he released today on iTunes an EP titled Sincerely, John The Ghost. The latest EP features six songs:
- Sour Grapes
- Everyone Is A DJ
- The Whole of Your Heart
- Red House
- All at Once
The EP is a side project he’s working on. There was one single prior to the release of the album, “Sour Grapes.” “Sour Grapes” was released on April 12th. The EP comes with a 90-page book.
Photo courtesy of John O’ Callaghan’s instagram @thefifthjohn. John O’Callaghan posted a photo on Instagram of the book in his hands that said:
The Ghost haunts the far corners of my head and permanently lives in a flat he built on the tip of my tongue. He is everything I wished I’d both said and done when I had the chance but simply forgot how. He isn’t quite sure why he has so much to say, or if he really means much of it at all, but this is what his voice sounds like and these are his songs. Visit 81twentythree.com to hear and see it all. #johntheghost #8123
Catch The Maine this summer on Vans Warped Tour 2016. I’ve seen The Maine live five times, and The Maine puts on an excellent show. They sound as great live as they do on their albums. The atmosphere has nothing less than positive energy.
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!