Last week, California indie alt duo This Wild Life shared details regarding their North American summer tour. In continued support of their album Low Tides (available now), the tour will kick off on July 1st in Sacramento and wrap on August 5th in Las Vegas.
Singer/guitarist Kevin Jordan shares, “We’re flipping this record cycle on its head and putting together a unique This Wild Life performance that is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. This Summer I’ll be singing sad songs with a smile on my face, because through these experiences we’ve shared, I’ve come out from the other side stronger and happier than ever before. We want our fans to feel the same way, so this tour we will be getting you all involved in the performance itself. From playing instruments, singing along, all the way down to production, you will be a part of the show.”
Fans can head on over to thiswildlifeband.com for ticket information.
A full list of tour dates can be found below!
If you’re asking yourself, ‘wait – I thought it was called South By So What?!,’ you are correct. The music festival is back for it’s ninth year under the new name So What?! and will be taking place on March 19th and 20th at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The lineup so far is pretty damn incredible, including acts Underoath, New Found Glory, Bayside, Blessthefall, State Champs, Saosin, and more!
Tickets are $50 for both Saturday and Sunday, but fans can also purchase a 2-day weekend pass for only $75! In addition, there will be three different VIP packages: –VIP Star Package is $150 and includes: 2-day VIP ticket, limited edition festival poster, t-shirt, 3D Laminate, Souvenir 3D ticket, early entry, full access to the pre/after party, and meet and greet! –VIP Rockstar Package is $250 and includes: 2-day VIP ticket, main stage VIP viewing area with private bathrooms, limited edition festival poster, t-shirt, 3D Laminate, Souvenir 3D ticket, early entry, vip area access, full access to the pre/after party, and So What?! Festival water bottle –VIP Superstar Package is $350 and includes: 2-day VIP ticket, main stage VIP viewing area with private bathrooms, limited edition festival poster, t-shirt, 3D Laminate, Souvenir 3D ticket, early entry, vip area access, full access to the pre/after party, So What?! Festival water bottle, parking in front lot just steps from entry gate and exclusive parking pass air freshener!
Below you can find the full list of artists that have been announced so far and which date they will be performing at!
Saturday, March 19th: New Found Glory, Bayside, Neck Deep, State Champs, Real
Friends, Blessthefall, Escape The Fate, Knuckle Puck, Citizen, This Wild Life,
Emery, Turnover, New Years Day, Have Mercy, Hundredth, 7 Minutes In Heaven, A
Will Away, Bad Luck, Bonfires, Capture The Crown, Currents, Ghost Key, Hotel
Books, Like Pacific, Major League, Mariner, Milk Teeth, Movements, My Only Safe
Haven, Myka Relocate, Outline In Color, Radio City, Seasons Change, Seaway,
SECRETS, Silent Planet, Sorority Noise, Too Close To Touch
Sunday, March 20th: Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Saosin
w/Anthony Green, Beartooth, The Word Alive, Born of Osiris, Zao, The
Contortionist, I See Stars, Stray From The Path, He Is Legend, Emarosa, Being
As An Ocean, ’68, Artifex Pereo, Assuming We Survive, Covet with Yvette Young,
Cruel Hand, Currents, Hazing, Kingdom of Giants, Little Envy, Monuments, Rarity
Stolas, The CMDWN, The Ongoing Concept, The Plot In You, Tides of Man
It’s that time again, ladies and gents, the Second Annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards (APMA’s) fueled by Monster Energy Drink and hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat is just around the corner! July 22nd is only a month and a half away and there are big things in store for those who attend or watch the award show from home! The APMA’s will feature live performances from artists including Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Halestorm, New Found Glory with Hayley Williams, Motionless in White, Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Simple Plan, PVRIS, Black Veil Brides, Corey Taylor of Slipkot and Stone Sour, and Tyler Carter of ISSUES!
In addition to the performances listed above, the APMA’s will also include appearances made by members of ‘68, This Wild Life, Mayday Parade, As It Is, Senses Fail, August Burns Red, Set It Off, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive, Motion City Soundtrack, Real Friends, While She Sleeps and more to be announced soon! For information on ticket offerings and travel packages, click here!
In addition to the APMA’s, Alternative Press Magazine also announced the launch of their special Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum exhibit which will open on Tuesday, July 21st. Below you can find more information regarding the exhibit.
On July 21st, the day before the APMA’s, Alternative Press Magazine will be unveiling a special new exhibit, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen, and Jakprints. The exhibit will feature “a history of the magazine, its best stories and photos, and how the publication contributed a much-needed voice to the underground scene over the years.” It will also include letters to the magazine from fans and celebrities, video interviews, and more! The exhibit will kick-off with a special Sonic Session with New Politics and Vinyl Theatre. More information can be found here!
New Found Glory
Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Review and photos by Zachary Foerst
It’s safe to say that pop punk is still alive and well! Four-piece, New Found Glory,
is out touring with the boys in Turnstile, This Wild Life and Turnover on The
Sleep When I Die tour which is ready to give you a night of fun your surely
The crowd is greeted by a dark stage as they wait for New Found
Glory to perform when a small projector flicks on. The dark backdrop
illuminates with a video of Judy Garland singing the iconic “Battle Hymm
Of The Republic.” As the crowd
joins in and chants away, the video fades and is greeted by
“Understatment,” off New Found Glory’s iconic 2002 album, Sticks
The rest of the show was filled with the type of energy you only
can witness at a New Found Glory show. Even frontman Jordan Pundik was jumping
around with his foot in a knee-high brace – does it get more pop punk than that? With
only about a week left on this tour, make sure you make your way out and catch
some of the action!
Who: The Story So Far, Parkway Drive, Secrets, This Wild Life, ISSUES What: Vans Warped Tour, Part 3 When & Where: 7/22/14, Merriweather Post Pavilion; Columbia, MD By: Caitlyn Willard