We've had a handful of cool new tours announced today—including ones from Belle & Sebastian and Whores. There were also a couple new songs and videos debuted just in time for Valentines Day! Check out the news you might have missed today below!
1. The Regrettes have confirmed a North American tour this spring!
The L.A. based punk group The Regrettes announced headlining dates today in support of their new album Feel Your Feelings Fool!, which was released on January 13.
The 17-date tour will begin on March 9 in Stockton, CA and includes stops in many major cities such as Chicago, New York, Boston, DC, and Toronto, as well as a trip to Austin for SXSW. The band has also put out a live video for their song “Seashore” that was performed at their album release show.
You can check out the video below, and see a full list of The Regrettes' tour stops underneath. Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 17 at 12 p.m. and can be purchased here.
The Regrettes 2017 Tour Dates:
03/09 Stockton, CA University of the Pacific
03/11 Las Vegas, NV Neon Reverb Festival
03/13 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
03/15-03/18 Austin, TX SXSW
03/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade: Purgatory Stage
03/22 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
03/24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
03/25 Jersey City, NJ Monty Hall
03/26 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
03/27 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC
03/28 Boston, MA Berklee College of Music
03/30 Toronto, ON Smiling Buddha
03/31 Lakewood, OH Mahall's 20 Lanes
04/02 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
04/06 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
04/08-04/09 Santa Ana, CA When We Were Young Fest
*As direct support to Bleached
2. Creeper have premiered their latest track “Black Rain” on BBC Radio 1 as MistaJam's #HottestRecord.
The new track is a nice Valentines gift for fans, and comes as the latest single from their forthcoming debut record, Eternity, In Your Arms. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1's #HottestRecord segment which honors a special worldwide favorite each day, hosted by MistaJam.
The new album is due out on March 24, and will be followed by a U.K. and European tour. Milk Teeth, Puppy, and Energy will be joining Creeper in support. A full list of those dates is available beneath the song.
Have a listen to the new Creeper here, and let us know what you think of the emotional new track in the comments!
25 Academy 2, Manchester
26 The Garage, Glasgow
28 Stylus, Leeds
30 Electric Ballroom, London
31 The 1885, Southampton
01 Institute 2, Birmingham
02 Cardiff, Tramshed
04 Hafenklang, Hamburg
05 Lille VEGA, Copenhagen
06 Kresset, Oslo
07 Klubben, Stockholm
09 MTC, Cologne
10 Strom, Munich
11 Arena, Vienna
12 Cassiopeia, Berlin
14 Backstage by The Mill, Paris
15 Melkweg, Amsterdam
18 Kingston College, Kingston
3. Atlanta's Whores. also announced a headlining tour today.
The tour kicks off in their home town on March 12, and will feature Wrong and Bummer on the bill. The tour comes in support of the band's new album GOLD, which came out on October 28.
“We're ready to blast super hard with unsafe levels of volume and noise on our first headlining tour for Gold!” says guitarist and frontman Christian Lembach. “Our homies in Wrong, who we met on the Red Fang/Torche/Whores run, will be hitting all of you with the lock step precision as direct support, and the boys in Bummer will get the party started! Stay gold, Ponyboy!”
The noise rockers' tour precedes a stint out in Europe with Big Business, as well as performances at big metal festivals such as Roadburn and Chicago Open Air. Check out a full list of Whores.' upcoming shows below.
May 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
May 13th – Memphis, TN – Growlers
May 14th – Louisville, KY – Haymarket
May 15th – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
May 17th – Washington, DC – DC9
May 18th – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
May 19th – Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus
May 21st – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
May 23rd – Toronto, CAN – Coalition
May 24th – Detroit – The Loving Touch
May 26th – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
May 27th – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 28th – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 29th – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
May 30th – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
May 31st – Boise, ID – The Olympic
June 1st – Seattle, WA – Highline
June 2nd – Portland, OR – Ash St Saloon
June 3rd – Sacramento, CA – Starlight Lounge
June 4th – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull
June 5th – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 9th – Oklahoma City, OK – Blue Note
June 10th – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 11th – Dallas, TX – Three Links
4. For Valentines Day, Necromancing The Stone have delivered a video for “Bleed For The Night.”
The heavy metal group featuring members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams), Necromancing The Stone released a new video today.
A statement from the band on the video reads, “Everyone, on this Valentine's Day, please remember that if you love something too much it may die. Then one day you can learn a powerful resurrection spell and bring it back to life, but it might hate you…But that's a different story altogether. We hope you enjoy the video. Huge thanks to Greg from Allegaeon for putting this video together for us.”
Ahh, a positive message for all you lovers out there. Necromancing The Stone is on tour with labelmates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon in honor of Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary. You can have a look at the full list of tour stops below.
Necromancing the Stone tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary
w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon
Feb. 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
Feb. 24 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Feb. 25 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
Feb. 26 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
Feb. 28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew's Hall
Mar. 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Mar. 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart's
Mar. 3 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *
Mar. 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Mar. 5 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Mar. 6 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Mar. 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar **
Mar. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
Mar. 9 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Mar. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar. 11 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar. 12 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock **
Mar. 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
*= no Goatwhore
**= no Whitechapel
5. Belle Sebastian will return to North America this summer
Although it's just for seven shows, Belle & Sebastian have announced a run of East Coast tour dates along with one stop in the West, featuring performances alongside Andrew Bird, Ex Hex, Spoon, and Julien Baker.
The Glasgow group's dates come in anticipation of their new record, which is scheduled to be released later this year out on Matador Records. Fans can expect some new material to be showcased during these live dates.
Tickets will be available on February 17. Have a look at the band's destinations right here.
Belle & Sebastian Tour Dates:
7/27 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre *
7/29 – New York, NY – Panorama Music and Arts Festival
7/30 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
7/31 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art %
8/2 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion $
8/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts $
8/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl &
* denotes w/ Julien Baker
^ denotes w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% denotes w/ Andrew Bird
$ denotes w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& denotes w/ Spoon, Benjamin Clementine
6. The Sleeping Sounds have debuted their bubbly new track, “Desire!”
In the vein of The 1975 and PVRIS, Cleveland, Ohio trio makes funk-inspired pop that's both upbeat and hypnotizing. Today, they premiered their new song “Desire” over at Highlight Magazine, where you can also read an extensive interview with the band.
The Sleeping Sounds will be releasing their forthcoming EP Desire this Friday, February 14, and preorders are available right here.
Check out the title track “Desire” below, and have yourself a little dance party.
7. And finally today, Nashville Is The Reason hosted a Punk Rock Prom with Louder Than Bombs over the weekend!
Featuring Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O’Shea, Saves The Day guitarist Arun Bali, former Street Dogs bassist Tobe Bean, and Hey Mercedes/Braid drummer Damon Atkinson, Louder Than Bombs played a Smiths cover set as a part of Nashville Is The Reason's two year anniversary of hosting local punk/indie/emo DJ nights.
The one-off show for the punk rock supergroup paid tribute to a group Raneri called their collective favorite band. The group highlighted songs from the discography including covers such as “Big Mouth Strikes Again,” “The Boy with the Thorn In His Side,” “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want,” and “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.”
Check out some footage of Louder Than Bombs below, and see more coverage of the event here.
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