Dear Yellowcard, Thank You.

Photos by Eric Riley, Zach Foerst, and Jenn Curtis.

There are plenty of possible negative perceptions that can be made when someone admits that they struggle with an anxiety disorder. They are perceived as vulnerable, unusual, unable to live their own lives outside of their own four walls. I myself struggle with an anxiety disorder. I was at my worst almost three years ago, when I had my worst panic attack, in an environment that I had grown up in.

I’ve attended shows since I was 16, spending most of my weekends in high school with friends at a venue close to home (RIP School of Rock), seeing artists like Cash Cash (pre-DJs), Cartel, The Ready Set, Stereo Skyline, The Friday Night Boys, and We Are The In Crowd, among many others. Being surrounded by music was all I’ve known, so when I had an extreme panic attack at almost 21 while seeing Yellowcard (one of my favorite bands) on their Ocean Avenue 10th Anniversary tour, I felt betrayed. I spent most of their acoustic set in the bathroom behind Starland Ballroom’s stage, unsure of what was happening. A security guard walked in to check on me twice to make sure I was okay as I leaned against a wall shaking, nauseous, and barely able to breathe. It was the worst panic attack of my life. As I heard Yellowcard playing through Ocean Avenue, I could barely find the strength to go back into the crowd and catch them perform at least one full song. In fact, I specifically left the bathroom to watch them play “Only One” and couldn’t even make it through the four minute performance without feeling like I was seconds away from passing out. Eventually, I made my way to the entrance of the venue, where two security guards gave me a chair and some water as they talked to my best friend and I, trying to help control my attack. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that it would just be best to leave, but not before going back to catch at least a small bit of one more song, “Believe.” Since then, attending shows has been nothing but a continuous battle with both my anxiety and myself. However, when you know that all you want in life is to be surrounded by music, you never stop fighting.

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16 Songs To Hear From August 2016

This playlist is well overdue, but after taking a slight break this past month, we’re back and bringing you our favorite tracks from August to create our playlist! Check out the full list and stream, featuring songs from Grouplove, Frank Ocean, Slow Sugar, and Yellowcard, below!

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Photo Blog: Vans Warped Tour, Day 15

Who: Mother Feather, PVRIS, Yellowcard
When & Where: 7/10/16, XFINITY Theatre; Hartford, CT
By: Caitlyn Willard

20 Songs To Hear From June 2016

We asked our staff to choose some of their favorite tracks released last month to create our June playlist! This month’s playlist features songs from some of our favorite artists including a handful that you can currently catch on the Vans Warped Tour like Bad Seed Rising, Emarosa, Yellowcard and Mayday Parade.

Check out the full list and Spotify stream below! What songs stood out to you last month? What songs do you want to see on this month’s playlist? Let us know by shooting us a tweet at @_lucyoutloud!

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Yellowcard Announce Last Album and Final Tour

Right before Warped Tour vets Yellowcard kicked off the summer festival, they made an announcement that shocked most fans: the band will be releasing their final album and going on their final world tour later this fall. The band collectively stated, “When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news…after countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end.”

When discussing the final self-titled album (album art above), which will be released on September 30th via Hopeless Records, the band shared, “We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album…We’ve made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece.”

Check out the list of tour dates for Yellowcard’s final world tour below!

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Second Annual Four Chord Music Festival Announced


The Second Annual Four Chord Music Festival has been announced for next month and we’ve got to say…the line up is pretty incredible. With tickets only starting at $34, the multi-stage festival will take place on December 13th at Xtaza Nightclub in Pittsburgh, PA and will include a lineup of 15 artists including Yellowcard, Hit The Lights, and Anti-Flag! Sponsored by Substream, all VIP packages to the festival will include a complimentary one-year subscription. 

Check out the full line up below! To pick up tickets, click here.

Four Chord Music Festival Lineup:
Hit The Lights
Masked Intruder
The Spacepimps
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties
Patent Pending
Survay Says!
Head Injuries
Drop The Act
Check Engine Light
Look Out Loretta

LOL Gallery: Tigers Jaw, Yellowcard, New Found Glory

Who: Tigers Jaw, Yellowcard, New Found Glory
What: Yellowcard and New Found Glory Co-Headliner
When & Where: 10/27/15, Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY
By: Eric Riley

For full gallery, click here!

New Found Glory and Yellowcard Announce Co-Headliner

Well. This is one tour we are super freakin excited about! Last week, New Found Glory and Yellowcard hinted at some big news and here it is – the two bands will be hitting the road for a co-headlining tour this fall with special guest, Tigers Jaw. 

When talking about the tour, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert says, “Yellowcard and NFG share a lot of the same fans and we knew putting together a tour like this would make a lot of people happy. Both bands have long careers and out lasted the trends to develop real core fans. Tigers Jaw is an awesome band that I love who also have a cult like following! Gonna be fun getting to watch them every night on the tour.”

Special VIP pre-sale packages are available and include the following:
– ticket
– limited edition 7" of New Found Glory covering Yellowcard’s “Illuminate” and Yellowcard performing New Found Glory’s “Ready and Willing” (only available as part of the VIP package)
– photo opportunity with both bands together
– exclusive poster
– laminate

For more information on VIP pre-sale packages, click here! For a full list of tour dates, see below!

10.8 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
10.10  -Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10.11 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10.13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks At The Landing
10.14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10.16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10.17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10.18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10.20 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10.22 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
10.23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10.24 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
10.25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10.27 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10.28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10.30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10.31 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11.2 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11.3 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11.5 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11.6 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11.7 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11.8 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
11.10 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11.11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11.13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
11.14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11.17 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
11.18 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
11.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11.21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11.22 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

What’s Eating Gilbert Signs To Hopeless Records

Some of you may be familiar with What’s Eating Gilbert, the musical endeavor of New Found Glory’s lead guitarist, Chad Gilbert. The band, who previously toured with acts like Matt Pryor and Yellowcard, announced their signing to Hopeless Records earlier this month. Along with the signing came a new album and tour announcement!

What’s Eating Gilbert’s new album, That New Sound You’re Looking For, is set to be released on July 10th, but fans can check out the first single on June 2nd. You can also catch What’s Eating Gilbert on the Sorry State of Mind tour with Anthony Raneri, which kicks off on July 9th. For the full list of tour dates, click here