Sleeping With Sirens Books US Tour with Set It Off, Belmont, and Point North

Sleeping With Sirens has booked a new US headline tour for early 2020. Direct support to come from Set It Off, Belmont and Point North. Tickets go on sale Friday 8th November from Sirens’ website. SWS released How It Feels To Be Lost back in September via Sumerian Records. Joining Sleeping With Sirens on The Medicine Tour will be Set It Off, Belmont and Point North.

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We’ve seen a lot of bands evolve in their discography in recent years, and it seems more and more, heavier bands are taking on the Pop side of things. But what happens when a band known for its Pop Rock tunes tries to diversify their sound? Continue reading

Video: Emarosa – One Car Garage, Headline Tour Dates Booked

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Emarosa released a performance video today for their new single ‘One Car Garage’ from their recent album 131 (Hopeless Records) Continue reading

Vans Warped Tour 2015 – Pomona Fairgrounds and Seaside Park at Ventura Fairgrounds

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Another year has arrived for the Vans Warped Tour full of anticipation and excitement to hit the summertime across North America. This year’s edition maintains their tradition of youth oriented angst filled music (or whatever the kids call it these days) and carving a path for the next batch of rising stars on the scene. Thanks to photographer Kevin Estrada for shooting these two dates of Warped tour for Ghost Cult!

The main stages (Shark and Unicorn) showcased the main attractions on the tour, ranging from the pop punk acts (The Wonder Years) to the screamo/emo (Pierce The Veil, Blessthefall) to the crossover half melodic and half aggro (We Came As Romans) to the harder sounding (August Burns Red) managed to keep the kids bouncing around in the crowd and rarely laying low.

August Burns Red,   photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

August Burns Red, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Tour veterans Motion City Soundtrack made their brief California run appearance, showing the crowd how things are done on this tour. Metro Station (featuring Trace Cyrus, son of country performer Billy Ray Cyrus), melodic punk act Man Overboard, and hardcore outfit Fit For A King all set the pace for the day with their respective sounds while keeping the crowd engaged.

Atilla, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Atilla, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

The main acts on these stages won over the crowd throughout the day. Memphis May Fire got the crowd into a high with their half heavy yet melodic styling that struck a nerve with them; Attila, led by their enigmatic frontman Chris “Fronz” Fronzak and his guitar crunching yet Eninem-esque “meth” suit bouncing along with the crowd; Black Veil Brides and their legions of die hard fan base singing along to every word; and Miss May I and their modern metallic sound that got the crowd worked up later on in the day.

The Amity Affliction, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

The Amity Affliction, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

While the main stage had their moments going on, there were a number of side stage acts making noise of their own. The Monster Stage housed their own brand of chaos throughout the day, as Senses Fail, Being As An Ocean, Beartooth, Mallory Knox and The Amity Affliction all got the pit crew throwing down alongside each band and rarely letting down. The harder driving acts such as hardcore outfit Hundredth had the pit kids going in effect, while veteran Canadian post hardcore act Silverstein had their mix of longtime fans as well as newbies who both showed their appreciation for the band. Australian metallic hardcore outfit I Killed The Prom Queen appeared to be bass player less, but that didn’t stop them from bringing out their At The Gates meets hardcore stomp to these fans. British metalcore act While She Sleeps briefly were down a singer (ie visa problems kept frontman Lawrence Taylor making a late start on the tour) but friends pitched in to lend a helping hand and fans didn’t even notice. Plus Escape The Fate closed out the evening with their eclectic brand of punk meets screamo meets modern metal that got the late comers their last bit of a sweat.

Neck Deep, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Neck Deep, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

On the other stages, indie hip hop acts MC Lars gave a lesson in nerdcore with rhymes about video games and Game of Thrones (ie his latest single “Dragon Blood), while Kosha Dillz brought out his East Coast blend of Spanish, English and Hebrew rhymes; and electro-DJ-performance duo mystery men Drama Club put on an interesting performance that combined part Blue Man Group-esque percussive moments with part electronica meets EDM moments and spontaneous bursts of energy that kept the interested crowd on its feet.

Pvrvis, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Pvris, photo © Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

The Journeys Stages found Juliette Sims and Night Riots wowing the crowd with their high energy sets, while hotly tipped electro pop outfit PVRIS became one of the much talked about acts on the tour and their set did not disappoint. Hip hop act Riff Raff put on quite the entertaining show on this stage, with his colorful summertime dress and animated raps to get the crowd bouncing along.

New York alternative rockers The Karma Killers stood out amongst the vast number of acts performing on the Ernie Ball Stage, with their fresh take on classic pop-punk, rock, and alternative rock with an energetic stage show. While they are newly signed to Island/Def Jam and new to the scene, they showed that they could one day end up on one of the larger stages in the new future.

The Acoustic Basement easily became an area largely for shade against the sun, but while most of the acts attracted stragglers throughout the day, Canadian singer-songwriter Saywecanfly and Brian Marquis were two of the acts who attracted a decent sized crowd throughout the day. Saywecanfly attracted a packed tent and entertained the audience with his emotion filled lyrics that got his largely female audience awaiting with anticipation.

Overall, this year’s edition featured a good mix of repeat acts moving up to larger stages, as well as a number of fresh faces to the scene. It is a positive sign to see new acts on the rise at a time when the music industry is struggling to attract new acts to the public. Hopefully someone is paying attention to this tour to see that there is a new generation of artists on the rise.

Set it Off,  photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Set it Off, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

 

 

 

Tat,  photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Tat, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

We Came As Romans,  photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

We Came As Romans, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Miss May I,  photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Miss May I, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

 

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WORDS BY REI NISHIMOTO

PHOTOS BY KEVIN ESTRADA 

Senses Fail, Miss May I, etc Confirmed For Vans Warped Tour 2015

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The Vans Warped Tour announced eight more artists at the kickoff party at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA this past Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The acts confirmed include:

Senses Fail
Miss May I
H2O (08/07-08/08)
Knuckle Puck
The Bunny The Bear (07/26-08/08)
Kaya Stewart (07/15-08/08)
TAT (06/19-07/01)
Macy Kate (07/02-07/04, 07/06)

They joined previously confirmed acts:

Asking Alexandria
Black Veil Brides
Attila
August Burns Red
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Blessthefall
Hundredth
I Killed The Prom Queen
’68
Beartooth
Sirens And Sailors (07/14-08/08)
Slaves (07-14-08/08)
The Amity Affliction
Neck Deep
Palisades
Fit For A King
Crossfaith
Rotting Out
Escape The Fate
Being As An Ocean
Silverstein
Mallory Knox
Drama Club
False Puppet (07/23-08/08)
A+ Dropouts (06/19-07/03)
Man Overboard
Citizen
Carousel Kings (07/14-08/08)
Emarosa (06/19-07/12)
New Years Day
Set It Off
Kenneths
MC Lars
The Ascot Royals (07/01-07/08)
Rivers Monroe (07/04-07/21)
Svetlanas (07/29-08/08)
The Karma Killers
Mod Sun
Bebe Rexha
PUP (07/01-07/29)
Youth In Revolt
Juliet Sims
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Metro Station
Never Shout Never
Night Argent (06/20-06/28, 08/01-08/08)
Riff Raff
Candy Hearts
BoyMeetsWorld
Ho99o9
Major League
Motion City Soundtrack (06/19-06/21)
While She Sleeps
Hands Like Houses
Le Castle Vania
Have Mercy
Our Last Night
ChrisB
PVRIS
Alvarez Kings
Moose Blood
New Beat Fund
Jule Vera
Seaway
This Wild Life
The Dirty Nil
Born Cages
The Wonder Years
Icon For Hire
Baby Baby
Matchbook Romance (06/19-07/11)
The Relapse Symphony (06/19-07/12)
Black Boots
M4Sonic
As It Is
Night Riots
Transit
Beautiful Bodies
Splitbreed
Handguns
Kosha Dillz
Alive Like Me
Family Force 5
Lee Corey Oswald
Trophy Eyes
‘Acoustic Basement Stage‘:
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
American Opera
Brian Marquis
Buttons
Grey Gordon
Koji
Meghann Wright
Onward, etc.
PVRIS (dates TBD)
SayWeCanFly
Speak Low If You Speak Love (07/09-07/14)
Transit
‘Comedy Tent‘:
Grant Cotter
Beth Stelling (06/19-06/26)
Chase Bernstein (06/27-07/12)
Dave Ross (07/01-07/12)
Eli Olsberg
Eric Schwartz (07/26-08/08)
Sammy Obeid (06/19-06/28)
Sandy Danto (07/26-08/08)

Attila, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I Rumored For Vans Warped Tour 2015

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A recent advertisement from the August 7th Portland, OR stop of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour hinted a few more possible artists who have yet to be announced. Those artists in question include:

Attila
Memphis May Fire
Miss May I
Never Shout Never
Pierce The Veil
We Came As Romans
Beartooth
Senses Fail
Drama Club
False Puppet
Julie Vera
Knuckle Puck
Svetlanas

Prior to this leak, the newest additions include:
Silverstein
Mallory Knox
Man Overboard
Citizen
Carousel Kings (07/14-08/08)

Artists announced to date for the festival include:
Asking Alexandria
Black Veil Brides
Blessthefall
Hundredth
I Killed The Prom Queen
’68
Sirens And Sailors (07/14-08/08)
Slaves (07-14-08/08)
The Amity Affliction
Neck Deep
Palisades
Fit For A King
Crossfaith
Rotting Out
Escape The Fate
Being As An Ocean
Emarosa (06/19-07/12)
New Years Day
Set It Off
Kenneths
MC Lars
The Karma Killers
Mod Sun
Bebe Rexha
PUP (07/01-07/29)
Youth In Revolt
Juliet Sims
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Metro Station
Night Argent (06/20-06/28, 08/01-08/08)
Riff Raff
Candy Hearts
BoyMeetsWorld
Ho99o9
Major League
Motion City Soundtrack (06/19-06/21)
While She Sleeps
Hands Like Houses
Le Castle Vania
Have Mercy
Our Last Night
ChrisB
PVRIS
Alvarez Kings
Moose Blood
New Beat Fund
Jule Vera
Seaway
This Wild Life
The Dirty Nil
Born Cages
The Wonder Years
Icon For Hire
Baby Baby
Matchbook Romance (06/19-07/11)
The Relapse Symphony (06/19-07/12)
Black Boots
M4Sonic
As It Is
Night Riots
Transit
Beautiful Bodies
Splitbreed
Handguns
Kosha Dillz
Alive Like Me
Family Force 5
Lee Corey Oswald
Trophy Eyes
‘Acoustic Basement Stage‘:
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties
American Opera
Brian Marquis
Buttons
Grey Gordon
Koji
Meghann Wright
Onward, etc.
PVRIS (dates TBD)
SayWeCanFly
Speak Low If You Speak Love (07/09-07/14)
Transit

Journeys AP Music Awards Holding Event July 22nd

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The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fuelled by Monster Energy Drink, will be making an official announcement on March 23, 2015 in regards to award categories and nominees for their event. It will be held July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH and live broadcasted by AXS TV. Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low will be hosting the event.

So far, they have revealed the nominees for the 2015 category of “Best Music Video” presented by Journeys. Fans may vote here or at any retail location starting March 23, 2015.

The six nominees in the “Best Music Video” presented by Journeys category are:
A Day To Remember – “End Of Me”
Bring Me The Horizon – “Drown”
Fall Out Boy – “Centuries”
Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation”
PVRIS – “St. Patrick”
Set It Off – “Why Worry”

Set It Off Announce Euro Tour, Warped Tour This Summer

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Pop quintet Set It Off is streaming their new music video for “Ancient History,” which is off their latest release Duality, out now via Equal Vision Records, and is streaming here.

This past week, the Tampa, FL-based outfit was announced as performers on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, where the band will bring their larger than life performances all across the US and Canada this Summer, on the Journeys Stage. This will be the band’s second time performing on the entirety of the massive annual touring festival. Just prior to Warped Tour, the band will return to the UK/Europe this May for a headline tour – that was just announced today – with support from Decade and Brawlers.

The band is currently headlining The Glamour Kills Tour – the band’s first full US headline run in support of their new album Duality. Joining Set It Off on the nearly six-week tour is Against The Current, As It Is, and Roam. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

TOUR DATES:
Glamour Kills Tour: Set It Off w/ Against The Current, As It Is, and Roam
Mar 04: Rocketown – Nashville, TN
Mar 05: Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Mar 07: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 08: The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 10: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 11: Alhambra Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 13: Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Mar 14: Epicentre – San Diego, CA
Mar 15: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Mar 17: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 20: South by So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 21: Never Say Never Festival – Mission, TX
Mar 22: Limelight – San Antonio, TX
Mar 24: Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Mar 26: Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
Mar 27: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Mar 28: The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Mar 29: Mahall’s 20 Lanes – Lakewood, OH
Mar 31: Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 01: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 02: Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Apr 03: Gamechanger World – Howell, NJ
Apr 04: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Apr 06: Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
Apr 07: Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Apr 08: Greene Street – Greensboro, NC

Set It Off w/Decade and Brawlers
May 01: Groezrock – Belgium BE
May 04: King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
May 06: Underworld – London, UK
May 07: Sound Control – Manchester, UK
May 08: Corporation – Sheffield, UK
May 09: The Asylum 2 – Birmingham, UK
May 10: Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
May 12: La Maroquinerie – Paris, FR
May 14: Underground – Cologne, DE
May 15: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
May 16: Rock Café – Hamburg, DE
May 17: Comet – Berlin, DE
May 19: Backstage Club – Munich, DE
May 20: Dynamo – Eindhoven, NL

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2015 Vans Warped Tour: Journeys Stage
Jun 19: Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
Jun 20: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Jun 21: Seaside Park – Ventura County Fairgrounds – Ventura, CA
Jun 23: Quail Run Park – Mesa, AZ
Jun 24: Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
Jun 25: Remington Park – Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 26: NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot – Houston, TX
Jun 27: Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Jun 28: AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
Jul 01: Tennessee State Fairgrounds – Nashville, TN
Jul 02: Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
Jul 03: Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
Jul 04: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 05: Tinker Field – Orlando, FL
Jul 06: Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds – Jacksonville, FL
Jul 07: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
Jul 08: Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 09: First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 10: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Jul 11: Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
Jul 12: Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT
Jul 14: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Jul 15: Darien Lake PAC – Darien Center, NY
Jul 16: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Jul 17: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Jul 18: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Jul 19: PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul 21: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Jul 23: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jul 24: The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot – Detroit, MI
Jul 25: First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
Jul 26: Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
Jul 27: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 28: Marcus Amphitheatre – Milwaukee, WI
Jul 29: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Jul 30: Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
Aug 01: Utah State Fairpark – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 02: Pepsi Center Parking Lot – Denver, CO
Aug 05: Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot – San Diego, CA
Aug 07: Portland Expo Center – Portland, OR
Aug 08: White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA

Elitist Streaming “Numbered” Music Video

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Los Angeles alternative rockers Elitist is streaming their Ernie Gilbert (bayside, letlive., Set It Off) directed music video for “Numbered”, here.

The song comes from the band’s forthcoming sophomore full-length, which was co-produced by Daniel Braunstein (Volumes, Elitist) and Julian Rodriguez and recorded at DB Music Studios in Woodland Hills, CA and Parallel Focus Studios in Westlake Village, CA, and is expected to be released later this year via Equal Vision. equalvision.com The song will also be available digitally for purchase tomorrow, Tuesday March 3, as a standalone single on iTunes and AmazonMP3, and as a free, instant MP3 grat track with all purchases made from the band’s Official Web Store.

To date, Elitist (Chris Balay (vocals), Julian Rodriguez (guitar), Brian McGraw (bass), Ben Kazenoff (drums)) has self-released one full-length album: Reshape Reason (2012) and three EPs: Caves (2010), Earth (2011) and Between the Balance (2013).

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Set It Off, Against The Current, As It is & Roam On The Glamour Kills Tour US Leg

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Set It Off will be headlining the US run of Glamour Kills: Spring Break ’15 Tour with Against The Current, As It is and Roam as support. The European leg will be with Crown The Empire, Dangerkids and Alive Like Me.

Crown The Empire w/ Set It Off, Dangerkids, and Alive Like Me
Jan 23: De Klinker – Aarschot, BE
Jan 24: Skaters Palace – Munster, DE
Jan 25: Melkweg – Amsterdam, NE
Jan 27: Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE
Jan 28: Logo – Hamburg, DE
Jan 29: Luxor – Cologne, DE
Jan 30: Das Brett – Frankfurt, DE
Jan 31: Conne Island – Leipzig, DE
Feb 01: Backstage Halle – Munich, DE
Feb 02: Universum – Stuttgart, DE
Feb 03: Noire Boule – Paris, FR
Feb 05: Electric Ballroom – London, UK
Feb 06: Club Academy – Manchester, UK
Feb 07: Garage – Glasgow, UK
Feb 08: Leeds University – Leeds, UK
Feb 10: Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Feb 11: Waterfront – Norwich, UK
Feb 12: Asylum – Birmingham, UK
Feb 13: Mo Club – Southampton, UK
Feb 14: Fleece – Bristol, UK

Glamour Kills Tour: Set It Off w/ Against The Current, As It Is, and Roam
Feb 27: State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Feb 28: Backbooth – Orlando, FL
Mar 01: Murray Hill Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 02: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 04: Rocketown – Nashville, TN
Mar 05: Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
Mar 07: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 08: The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 10: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 11: Alhambra Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 13: Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Mar 14: Epicentre – San Diego, CA
Mar 15: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Mar 17: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 20: South by So What?! – Grand Prairie, TX
Mar 22: Korova – San Antonio, TX
Mar 24: Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Mar 26: Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN
Mar 27: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Mar 28: The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Mar 29: Mahall’s 20 Lanes – Lakewood, OH
Mar 31: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 01: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 02: Marlin Room at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Apr 03: Gamechanger World – Howell, NJ
Apr 04: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Apr 06: Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
Apr 07: Jammin Java – Vienna, VA
Apr 08: Greene Street – Greensboro, NC