Summer 2019 Tours/ Festivals To Look Out For

Itching for an awesome concert to attend this summer? Here are some top tours and festivals to attend this summer:

Sleep On It and Like Pacific announced a summer co-headline tour across the United States. Accompanying the two on tour are In Her Own Words, Homesafe, and Never Loved. A lot of these bands are up and coming (some have made my list of 19 Bands To Check Out In 2019.) Tickets are available now on sleeponitband.com/tickets.

William Ryan Key announced select US dates for a summer tour. Accompanying William Ryan Key on tour is Will Pugh of Cartel. William Ryan Key is playing both his EPs in full along with a variety of Yellowcard favorites. For tickets and more information visit williamryankey.com/shows.

A Day To Remember announced the “Raisin’ Hell In The Heartlands’ Tour. The tour is in the month of June and travels across the United States. Supporting A Day To Remember on tour are Knocked Loose and Boston Manor. Most of the dates are selling out, to get tickets visit ADTR.com.

Young The Giant is touring with Fitz And The Tantrums across the United States in June and July. Special guests include COIN and Alice Merton. Tickets and more information for the North American Tour 2019 can be found here.

The Band CAMINO announced a North American Tour 2019. The tour begins in Birmingham, AL and wraps up in Carrboro, NC. Supporting The Band CAMINO on the tour is Valey. For tickets and more information click here.

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“When We All Fall Asleep World Tour” tour headline by Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish is touring in support of her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Supporting Billie Eilish on tour is Denzel Curry. For tickets and more information visit billieeilish.com.

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see you soon I love you ‪5/29 – san francisco, ca – bill graham civic auditorium‬ ‪5/31 – portland, or – theater of the clouds‬ ‪6/1 – vancouver, bc – pne forum‬ ‪6/2 – redmond, wa – marymoor park‬ ‪6/4 – salt lake city, ut – the complex‬ ‪6/5 – morrison, co – red rocks amphitheatre‬ ‪6/7 – kansas city, mo – arvest bank theatre‬ ‪6/8 – minneapolis, mn – the armory‬ ‪6/9 – chicago, il – aragon ballroom‬ ‪6/11 – toronto, on – rbc echo beach‬ ‪6/12 – laval, qc – place bell‬ ‪6/14 – boston, ma – rockland trust bank pavilion‬ ‪6/15 – philadelphia, pa – the met philadelphia‬ ‪6/19 – new york, ny – radio city music hall‬ ‪6/20 – washington, dc – the anthem‬ ‪6/21 – nashvillie, tn – ascend ampitheatre‬ ‪6/23 – atlanta, ga – coca-cola roxy‬ ‪7/11 – los angeles, ca – the greek theatre‬ ‪7/13 – san diego, ca – calcoast credit union open air theatre‬

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“From The Screen To Your Stereo To Your Town” tour headline by New Found Glory. The tour travels across the United States from the end of May to early July. New Found Glory will be playing songs from their upcoming EP Movie Cover. Accompanying New Found Glory are Real Friends, The Early November, and Doll Skin. For tickets and tour information click here.

“The Mother Nature Tour” hosted by The Dangerous Summer will honor the group’s upcoming album Mother Nature expected to release June 14 via. Hopeless Records. Accompanying The Dangerous Summer on tour are Have Mercy and Modern Chemistry. For tickets and more information visit thedangeroussummer.us.

Sad Summer Festival is touring across North America. The lineup includes: Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Wonder Years, State Champs, Mom Jeans, Just Friends, Stand Atlantic, with special guests appearing at select dates. This is the first year the Sad Summer Festival is taking place. For tickets and more information visit sadsummerfest.com.

Vans Warped Tour at select dates in the United States. The tour travels to Cleveland, OH, Atlantic City, NJ, and Mountain View, CA. Each date has different bands playing the festival. This year is the 25th anniversary of Vans Warped Tour. For tickets and more information visit vanswarpedtour.com.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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The Release of ‘You Are OK’ by The Maine!

The Maine has released You Are OK via. 8123 on March 29, 2019. This is the seventh album The Maine has released. The album has a 10 song track list including “Numb Without You,” “My Best Habit,” and “Broken Parts.” Here is the album track list:

1. Slip The Noose

2. My Best Habit

3. Numb Without You

4. I Feel It All Over

5. Heaven, We’re Already Here

6. Forevermore

7. Tears Won’t Cry (SHINJŪ)

8. One Sunset

9. Broken Parts

10. Flowers On The Grave

The album artwork on You Are OK is completely different from any previous album. I like the color on the album, an the fact there is a desert considering The Maine is from Tempe, AZ. The vinyl for You Are OK has a reflective material on the mirror of the album which is catchy. This album features a person on the cover that is  completely naked. I like that the name of the album isn’t the first thing you see.

I gave You Are OK one full listen before diving into what I enjoyed about the album. This album is different from Lovely, Little, Lonely (2017) in many ways. For one, Lovely, Little, Lonley sounds like a uniformed piece of work with the help of interludes. Each song transitions together with the help of the introductions and endings of the songs. You Are OK does not, but I think the emphasis of the songs ending helps move the album along. You Are OK is a bit more upbeat with more focus on physical instruments like drums and guitar with string instruments which I enjoyed! Lovely, Little, Lonely relied more on electronic instruments as well as drums, guitars, etc. I feel like Lovely, Little, Lonely was an album that I instantly fell in love with. You Are OK is an album that will take a little time to get used to the newer sound, but I connected deeply on the lyrics on this album. Overall, I’m really excited to have a new album on repeat.

My favorite song off the album is “Broken Parts.” I love the string instruments on the song, the overall feel, and the relatable lyrics. It’s pleasing to hear and a stand out song, in my opinion. This song was the reason I was excited for the album. Additional stand out songs include “Flowers On The Grave,” “Forevermore,” and “My Best Habit.”

The Maine will support Taking Back Sunday on their 20th anniversary tour. The Maine will headline the “You Are OK Tour” with special guest Grayscale. The “You Are OK Tour” travels across the United States in the spring. In addition, The Maine will be performing at the Sad Summer Festival (excluding the Milwaukee date.) For tickets and tour information visit themaineband.com.

In other news, Simple Creatures released Strange Love, Mayday Parade has released an exclusive 7” vinyl to celebrate 25 years of Fearless Records, Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival’s lineup has been released which features The Used, The Story So Far, Trophy Eyes, and more. Our Last Night released a cover of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” featuring Derek DiScanio of State Champs.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

ICYMI: March Edition

Here are some things you may have missed in music:

The Maine released their third single “Broken Parts.”

New Found Glory released a music video for their single “This Is Me.”

Grayscale released the music video for “If I Ever See You Again.

Panic! At The Disco’s sophomore album Pretty. Odd. has been certified platinum!

The lineup for Woodstock 50 lineup has been released with The Killers, Bishop Briggs, Portugal. The Mann, and more. Full lineup is  www.woodstock.com.

The lineup for Lollapalooza has been released with Bring Me The Horizon, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, and more. Full lineup is on lollapalooza.com/lineup/.

Hayley Williams of Paramore opened up about the future of Paramore with L’Odet.

The Sad Summer Fest lineup has been released!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Sad Summer Festival Lineup Announced!

After speculating the Sad Summer Festival, the official lineup and tour dates have been released!

Some of my predictions were accurate. The first one is the collaboration with 8123.

I expected the lineup to consist of: State Champs, Neck Deep, Mom Jeans, All Time Low, The Maine, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Every Avenue, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Panic! At The Disco, L.I.F.T and Fall Out Boy. I was right with a lot of the bands listed. Here is the official line up:

  • State Champs
  • Mayday Parade
  • The Maine (play all except Minneapolis)
  • The Wonder Years (playing all excluding TX, NJ, MI, CO, and CA)
  • Mom Jeans
  • Just Friends
  • Stand Atlantic
  • L.I.F.T

Special guests include:

  • Forever The Sickest Kids (playing Dallas and Houston)
  • Set It Off (Orlando)
  • Every Avenue (Pontiac)
  • Four Year Strong (Worcester)
  • Emo Nite (Denver)

The festival is a traveling festival, similar to Vans Warped Tour. I was wrong naming Phoenix and Cleveland. The tour travels to:

7/5 Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, TX

7/6 White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX

7/8 The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

7/9 The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

7/10 The Orlando Amphitheater in Orlando, FL

7/12 MECU Pavilion in Baltimore, MD

7/13 Skyline State at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA

7/14 The Palladium in Worcester, MA

7/16 Pier 17 in New York, NY

7/17 Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ

7/19 Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA

7/20 EXPRESS LIVE! Outdoor in Columbus, OH

7/21 Crofoot Festival Grounds in Pontiac, MI

7/23 Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI

7/24 Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL

7/25 Myth Live in Maplewood, MN

7/27 Sculpture Park in Denver, CO

8/3 City National Grove Outdoors in Anaheim, CA

Artist pre-sale for tickets start at 2pm EST/ 11am EST using the code “Sad.” General admission starts Friday March 22, 2019. The tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Uncovering The “Sad Summer Festival”

I got a tweet alert from both Mayday Parade and The Maine with a cryptic video saying “Sad Summer.” I decided to investigate what this meant. Keep in mind, this is all speculation.

The tweet includes sadsummerfest.com and a date March 19, 2019. This festival has no information yet as to the lineup and where it will be held. I have speculation about this festival including State Champs, Neck Deep, Mom Jeans, All Time Low, The Maine, and Mayday Parade.

The Twitter account @SadSummerFest follows all of the bands listed above. Additionally, some of the bands listed tweeted the cryptic video.

My prediction for the festival is it will be held by Alternative Press. The Twitter account is following Alt Press. My first thought is the festival will be held in Cleveland, OH because that’s where Alt Press is located, but it could potentially be in Phoenix, AZ. The reason? When subscribing to the mailing list, the address listed is in Phoenix, AZ. We will find out more on March 19, 2019. In the mean time, what are your thoughts? Let me know @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Graduating Life signed to Pure Noise Records and announced a re-release of Grad Life along with “Carry A White Flag.” The Maine released a cover of “Without Me” originally sang by Halsey, and Seaway announced a new album Produce is set to release April 19 via. Pure Noise Records including the group’s latest single “Pleasures.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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Update: March 15, 2019 3:05 pm EST

After digging up more information bout the “Sad Summer Festival.” After releasing my blog about my predictions and naming bands, the Twitter account @SadSummerFest followed additional bands! The bands include: The Wonder Years, Every Avenue, Set It Off, Emo Night LA, Hopeless Records, Fearless Records, Rise Records, Vans Warped Tour, Stand Atlantic, Panic! At The Disco, and Fall Out Boy. This may mean the festival will include these bands or the account is following these bands in hopes to confuse fans. My take is those bands will be on the festival lineup.

L.I.F.T is not being followed by @SadSummerFest, but shared the cryptic video on their Twitter.

At the bottom of the SadSummerFestival.com page it says it’s powered by 8123 Media, also known as the label The Maine is under. Interesting enough, The Maine’s pop up shop address is the same as the mailing list for the Sad Summer Festival.

The more I investigate, the more excited I’m becoming for this festival!