Winter Tours To Attend In 2019

There are a lot of tours happening in the coming months. Here’s a list of tours to check out:

“Pray For The Wicked Tour” hosted by Panic! At The Disco. Accompanying Panic! At The Disco on tour is Two Feet and Betty Who. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

“The Great Depression Tour Part II: N. America” headlined by As It Is. Accompanying As It Is is Point North, Sharptooth. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

“Living Proof Tour North America” headlined by State Champs and features Our Last Night, Grayscale, and The Dangerous Summer. The tour travels across North America in March. Tickets and tour information can be found on statechampsny.com.

8123 Fest hosted by The Maine. This is the second year The Maine is hosting their own festival. The bands playing with The Maine include: Mayday Parade, Real Friends, We The Kings, The Technicolors, This Century, Teenage Wrist, and more. For tickets to the 8123 Fest held Jan. 19, 2019 visit www.themaineband.com.

The “Back Again” tour headline by You Me At Six. The tour travels across North America in 2019. There is no word on who will be opening for You Me At Six for the “Back Again” tour.

Additional tours include:

  • “The Love Of The Game Tour” headlined by The Band Camino. The tour travels across the United States in January until March. There is no word yet as to who is opening for The Band Camino on the tour. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • “Paradise Of Thought” tour headline by COIN. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • This Wild Life and William Ryan Key have announced a co-headline tour across the UK in early January. More information up on thiswildlifeband.com.
  • “The Virtue Tour” headline by William Ryan Key. The tour travels across the United States in February and March of 2019 with Selfish Things and Cory Wells. Tickets and more information can be found here.
  • “Misery Will Find You” tour by Amity Affliction and Senses Fail. Accompanying the two bands on tour include Silent Planet and Belmont. For tickets and more information click here.
  • “First Love Tour” headlined by Bring Me The Horizon. Accompanying Bring Me The Horizon on tour is Thrice and Fever 333. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • The Story So Far announced the group is returning to Australia on a tour with Basement. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • Makeout announced “The 20/20 Winter Tour 2019” accompanied by Story Untold, Hand Guns, and Oh, Weatherly. There are select dates around the East Coast of the United States. For tickets and tour information click here.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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ICYMI: December Edition

Here’s a list of things you may have missed this week in music:

  • Copeland announced a new album is set to release on Valentine’s Day which features single “Pope” which came out this week! In addition to the music update, the group shared a tour in 2019.

  • William Ryan Key announced a headline US tour in 2019. Accompanying him on “The Virtue Tour” are Selfish Things and Cory Wells. For tickets and tour information click here.
  • Marianas Trench announced a US tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.)
  • Universalis by Hammock via. Hammock Music released Dec. 7. The album has an 11 song track list including singles “We Watched You Disappear,” “Scattering Light,” “Cliffside,” and “Universalis.”
  • Still Can’t Kill Us: Acoustic Sessions by Icon For Hire via. Icon For Hire released Dec. 7. The singles released include “Demons,” “Too Loud,” “Supposed To Be,” and “”Get Well II.”
  • The Missing Man EP by AFI released Dec. 7. The 5 song EP features singles “Trash Bat” and “Get Dark.”
  • Capsize released “Blind.”
  • Picturesque released the video for “Pray.”
  • GroundCulture signed to Hopeless Records
  • Vagrants signed to Equal Vision Records.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: Mayday Parade @ House Of Blues Boston, MA

Mayday Parade has embarked on the “Welcome To Sunnyland” tour across the United States. Accompanying Mayday Parade on tour are This Wild Life, William Ryan Key, and Oh, Weatherly.

I attended the Boston date, Nov. 10, 2018. I purchased a bundle when the tickets were in pre-sale and got a VIP Meet & Greet Experience Package. The package includes one ticket to the event with early entry, a meet and greet with Mayday Parade, a Mayday Parade shirt, a signed copy of Sunnyland, a pop socket, and a “Welcome to Sunnyland” postcard.

This was my fifth time meeting Mayday Parade. Derek Sanders, Alex Garcia, Brooks Betts, Jeremy Lenzo, and Jake Bundrick. If you have not been to a Mayday Parade meet and greet and have bought or is buying a meet and greet, the format of their meet and greet is different. The meet and greet is more of a hang out where the members go up to you and talk with you. I got the chance to talk with all of the guys, and they’re all so kind and humble. Both Brooks Betts and Jeremy Lenzo remembered me, and it was awesome getting to catch up with the guys about their latest album, Sunnyland, their experience on the road, and overall their well being. Here are some pictures of the meet and greet:

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Alex Garcia of Mayday Parade

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Brooks Betts of Mayday Parade

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Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade

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Jeremy Lenzo

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Jake Bundrick of Mayday Parade

The House Of Blues in Boston, MA holds approximately 2,500 people. I’ve never been to the venue for the show, but I enjoyed the atmosphere of it. The venue had three levels that were visible in the main part of the venue which was the floor, and two levels of balcony. The venue has good sound quality, and it was very spacious. What I enjoyed about the venue is that prior to the show, an announcement was made stating the policy of the venue: no re-entry, no smoking in the venue, and attendees should observe the exits to the venue and to enjoy to be safe.

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Mayday Parade at House Of Blues, MA (C) Victoria Onorato

The lineup was as followed: Oh, Weatherly, William Ryan Key, This Wild Life, and Mayday Parade. Oh, Weatherly took the stage first, and the group was phenomenal live. Oh, Weatherly is from Dallas, TX and they were featured on my 18 Bands To Check Out In 2018. The group released Lips Like Oxygen and Jake Bundrick, drummer of Mayday Parade, helped produce the album.  Oh, Weatherly’s sound live was was as great as their album. The vocals were clean and crisp, the instrumentals were on point, and their sound fit the vibe to the tour. Here is Oh, Weatherly’s setlist to the best of my knowledge:

  1. Burned Out
  2. Here Tonight
  3. Chasing California
  4. Make You Bright
  5. I Think I Want You
  6. Dark of the Night
  7. Lost and Found

Next on stage was William Ryan Key. For those who are not familiar with him, he was the vocalist of Yellowcard. Since Yellowcard’s departure (announced in 2016 and finished their farewell tour in 2017) William Ryan Key has been making music in a studio created in his house. During William Ryan Key’s set, Anthony Delgrosso drummed for the majority of the set. I have seen Yellowcard perform Vans Warped Tour and was very excited to see William Ryan Key since he released an EP Thirteen. He is releasing a new EP on Nov. 30. His sound after Yellowcard is acoustic which I personally enjoyed. Here is William Ryan Key’s setlist:

  1. Vultures
  2. Old Friends
  3. The Bowery
  4. Downtown Uptown
  5. Ocean Avenue (Yellowcard Song)
  6. Virtue

Next to take the stage was This Wild Life. This Wild Life is an acoustic pop punk duo from Long Beach, CA. This Wild Life has performed with Mayday Parade on the AP Tour. I’ve seen This Wild Life perform more than 5 times on tour with Mayday Parade, Vans Warped Tour, and their own tours. I love the sound that This Wild Life has; it’s different than other bands in the industry. During “Puppy Love” Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life asked fans to put pictures up of their dogs which was very cute considering I have a dog. During “Hold You Here” This Wild Life put a spotlight on a couple who loves This Wild Life and dedicated the song to any couple on the tour. Here is This Wild Life’s setlist:

  1. Taped Intro (Video here.)
  2. Concrete
  3. Positively Negative
  4. Puppy Love
  5. Westside
  6. History
  7. Hold You Here
  8. What’s My Age Again? / All the Small Things / First Date (Blink 182 Cover)
  9. Catie Rae
  10. Headfirst
  11. No More Bad Days

After all the opening bands played their sets and a short intermission was taken, Mayday Parade took the stage and played these songs:

  1. Never Sure
  2. Jersey
  3. It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated By Bolts Of Lightning
  4. Black Cat
  5. Hold Onto Me
  6. Piece Of Your Heart
  7. I Swear This Time I Mean It
  8. My Friends Over You / I’m Not Okay (I Promise) / Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
  9. Jamie All Over
  10. Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye Cover)
  11. Anywhere But Here
  12. One Of Us
  13. Looks Red, Tastes Blue
  14. Three Cheers For Five Years
  15. Miserable At Best
  16. Stay
  17. Oh Well, Oh Well **ENCORE**

The setlist was a refreshment from previous tours. I like the fact Mayday Parade incorperated songs from older albums and their latest album, Sunnyland. Mayday Parade changed their setlist during the tour, and I was very glad to see that Mayday Parade put in “It’s Hard To Be Religious When Certain People Are Never Incinerated by Bolts Of Lightning.” I’m glad that Mayday Parade only had two parts of the show where they played covers. Personally, I wish Mayday Parade put in “Take My Breath Away,” and “Where You Are.” The setlist has a mix of old, new, and songs that the group doesn’t play very often which I especially enjoyed since I go to a lot of Mayday Parade’s shows.  I feel like overall Mayday Parade made an eclectic setlist that fits the Sunnyland vibe.

Mayday Parade in an impeccable band overall. The band puts out amazing albums, great shows, and continues to impress the fans with their quality work. Mayday Parade is timeless. If you have yet to hear Sunnyland, Mayday Parade’s latest album, I’d highly recommend.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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ICYMI: October Edition

Here are some things you may have missed this week in music.

  • Emarosa released information from the group’s upcoming album. Peach Club will release in February 2019 via. Hopeless Records. Bradley Walden, vocalist of Emarosa, tweeted his excitement for Peach Club.

  • Lynn Gunn, vocalist of PVRIS, tweeted that the group is working on new music for a bit. PVRIS is taking a break from touring after the release of All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (2017).

  • Silent Planet released “The New Eternity.” The new single will be on the upcoming album When The End Began due out November 2, 2018 via. Solid State Records.
  • Ice Nine Kills released an official music video for “Stabbing In The Dark.”
  • What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? by Nothing But Thieves and Anthem Of The Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet via. Republic Records released today.
  • The Band Camino released a new single “Know Me.”
  • The Stolen announced a North American Fall Tour (tickets and tour information can be found here.) In addition to the tour announcement, The Stolen shared single “Stuck” that can be heard here.
  • The 1975 announced a North American tour in support to the group’s release of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The tour will be accompanied by Pale Waves and No Rome. For tickets and tour information click here. In addition to the tour announcement, The 1975 released an official video for “Love It If We Made It.”
  • Cory Wells released an official music video for “Walk Away” and announced he is signed to Pure Noise Records.
  • The Maine announced the creation of “The Process” docu-series that will showcase the inside scoop of how album 7 from The Maine is being created. The Maine created The Maine’s “Miserable Youth” YouTube Series during the creation of Lovely, Little, Lonely. “The Process” series will have new segments of documentaries, photo journals, podcasts, live streams, and more every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm PST. The first segment of the series released today and you can see it below.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Albums To Release: September Edition

There are album releases this month from a variety of bands. Here’s a list of albums you need to keep an eye out for.

September 7, 2018

Welcome To The Neighbourhood by Boston Manor via. Pure Noise Records.

The singles released prior to the album are “Halo,” “England’s Dreaming,” and “Bad Machine.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Welcome To The Neighbourhood
  2. Flowers In Your Dustbin
  3. Halo
  4. England’s Dreaming
  5. Funeral Party
  6. Digital Ghost
  7. Tunnel Vision
  8. Bad Machine
  9. If I Can’t Have It No One Can
  10. Hate You
  11. FY1
  12. Stick Up
  13. The Day That I Ruined Your Life

Catch Boston Manor on tour with Real Friends this autumn. Tickets and tour information can be found here.

September 14, 2018

Generation Rx by Good Charolette. The 9 song album features singles “Shadowboxer,” “Actual Pain,” and “Prayers.” Here is the album track list:

  1. Generation Rx
  2. Self Help
  3. Shadowboxer
  4. Actual Pain
  5. Prayers
  6. Cold Song
  7. Leech (feat. Sam Carter)
  8. Better Demons
  9. California (The Way I Say I Love You)

Good Charolette will be headlining the “Generation Rx Tour.” Tickets and tour information can be found on www.goodcharlotte.com.

Palms by Thrice via. Epitaph Records. The album has a 10 song track list including singles “Only Us” and “The Grey.” Here is the track list:

  1. Only Us
  2. The Grey
  3. The Dark
  4. Just Breathe
  5. Everything Belongs
  6. My Soul
  7. A Branch In The River
  8. Hold Up A Light
  9. Blood On Blood
  10. Beyond The Pines

September 21, 2018

Proper Dose by The Story So Far via. Pure Noise Records. The album has 11 songs including “Let It Go,” “Take Me As You Please,” and “Upside Down.” Here is the track list:

  1. Proper Dose
  2. Keep This Up
  3. Out Of It
  4. Take Me as You Please
  5. Let It Go
  6. Upside Down
  7. If I Fall
  8. Need To Know
  9. Line
  10. Growing On You
  11. Light Year

Million Dollars To Kill Me by Joyce Manor via. Epitaph Records. The album features singles “Think I’m Still In Love With You” and “Million Dollars To Kill Me.” Here is the track list.

  1. Fighting Kangaroo
  2. Think I’m Still In Love With You
  3. Big Lie
  4. I’m Not The One
  5. Million Dollars To Kill Me
  6. Silly Games
  7. Friends We Met Online
  8. Up The Punx
  9. Gone Tomorrow
  10. Wildflowers

September 28, 2018

Reduxer by Alt-J via. Atlantic Records. The album features songs “3WW (Feat. Little Simz,)” “Deadcrush (Feat. Danny Brown,)” and “In Cold Blood (Feat. Pusha T.)”

In other news, Fil Thorpe-Evans, bassist from Neck Deep, has left Neck Deep prior to “The Peace And The Panic Tour 2” (a statement about Thorpe-Evans’ decision to depart is on Neck Deep’s Facebook page and can be read here.) Stand Atlantic announced its signed to Hopeless Records and released “Lavender Bones,” Grayscale announced the group will be opening for The Maine on the last show for Lovely, Little, Lonely.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria