Waterparks hold bassist auditions in new video for “Gloom Boys”—watch

July 12, 2017
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[Photo by: Jonathon Weiner]

“'Gloom Boys' video is out,” says Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight. “Our friends are cute. Look at it here.”

Yep, the electronic pop rockers from Texas are back with a new music video from their 2016 studio album Double Dare

After trying having a permanent bassist, the band decided that “they're not doing the bass thing anymore.” However, the lucky guy in this music video gets to try out to be the bassist in the band. The trio, consisting of Otto Wood on drums, Knight on lead vocals and guitar and Geoff Wigington on back vocals and guitar, had several challenges lined up for him to form a quirky and unconventional audition. Watch to find out if Waterparks has a new member!

Watch “Gloom Boys”:

Double Dare, co-produced by Good Charlotte's Benji Madden and Courney Ballard, and was nominated for the APMAs Album of the Year. Waterparks was also nominated for Song of the Year (“Stupid For You”) and Best Breakthrough Band. Tune in on Monday, July 17 to see if they won a Skully (or three) this year! Tickets are still available here

Read More: How to watch the 2017 APMAs live

Waterparks is supporting All time Low on the road this summer, along with SWMRS and The Wrecks. Then they're headed to Europe! Check out dates below:

All Time Low w/SWMRS, Waterparks, and The Wrecks 
Jul 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 
Jul 14 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium 
Jul 15 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater 
Jul 16 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre 
Jul 17 Cleveland, OH @ Journeys Presents Alternative Press Music Awards+
Jul 18 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 
Jul 20 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 
Jul 21 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 
Jul 22 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom 
Jul 23 Columbus, OH @ Express Live 
Jul 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE 
Jul 26 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre 
Jul 28 Boston, MA @ House of Blues [ SOLD OUT ] 
Jul 29 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore [ SOLD OUT ] 
Jul 30 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore 
Jul 31 New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage 
Aug 02 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live [ SOLD OUT ] 
Aug 03 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live [ SOLD OUT ] 
Aug 04 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [ SOLD OUT ] 
Aug 05 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 
Aug 06 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues [ SOLD OUT ] 
Aug 07 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues 

+ Waterparks only: appearance and performance

United Kingdom and Europe 
Sep 21 Bristol, United Kingdom @ Fleece 
Sep 22 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms 
Sep 23 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 Academy 2 [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 24 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 26 Sandgate, UK @ Key Club [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 27 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3  [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 28 London, UK @ Underworld  [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 29 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2  [ SOLD OUT ] 
Sep 30 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt [ SOLD OUT ] 
Oct 02 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg*
Oct 03 Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik*
Oct 04 Munich, DE @ Backstage Halle*
Oct 05 Berlin, DE @ Maze 
Oct 06 Hamburg, DE @ Headcrash 

* one off show supporting Mayday Parade

Pumped for the APMAs yet? Here's the Waterparks frontman helping this year's host Andy Biersack prepare for the big day.

Written by Piotr Brozyna