There's a new music video from The Japanese House—plus behind the scene looks from Fall Out Boy and As It Is. There are also new tour dates from Misterwives and The Casualties! Check out the news you might have missed today below!
1. Pete Wentz gave the lowdown behind the meaning of Fall Out Boy's “Young And Menace.”
The Fall Out Boy bassist offered an inside look at their new video for “Young And Menace” over at ET. The video was directed by Brendan Walter and Mel Soria.
The first single in a few years follows a young girl who is striving to find her identity, although her parents appear as monsters.
“The concept of the video is realizing that your place in the world is maybe not just what you thought it is, or thought it was growing up,” Wentz says. “I grew up as a weird kid in a place where I felt like I didn't fit in. It wasn't until finding punk rock and stuff, that I felt like I found other people who similarly felt like they didn't fit in.”
Fall Out Boy will be touring North America later this year in honor of their upcoming album Mania—due out September 15.
“It's our right to be angry and disenchanted, and it's all right to voice that anger,” adds Wentz. “I kind of was thinking back to when I was going through a lot of turmoil when I was younger. I wasn't sure yet that I figured out what I wanted to say, but I knew I was pissed off and I wanted to say something.”
Watch Wentz's take on the making of “Young And Menace” here!
2. August Burns Red revealed the UK/European leg of their Messengers 10th Anniversary tour!
ABR are taking their decade anniversary gigs overseas this summer, as the Messengers celebration continues at the end of July.
A full range of dates has been announced, featuring stops across UK and Europe. The tour begins on July 28 in London, and will conclude in Paris on August 28th.
The majority of the stops will feature Messengers being performed front-to-back, apart from the handful of festival dates that are also in the mix.
See the entire August Burns Red Euro itinerary in the announcement below! Tickets are available now.
3. Misterwives announced their “Connecting The Dots” fall tour!
Although they may have just gotten off of the tour of their lives with Panic! At The Disco, Misterwives have revealed their fall plans to revisit much of the country with their Connect The Dots tour.
The group will be joined by Smallpools and Vinyl Theatre, and a few additional dates are expected to be announced soon.
Connect The Dots will be available on May 19, which is this Friday! See the list of shows in the post below. Tickets will go on sale this Friday as well.
4. The Japanese House have premiered a new music video for “Saw You In A Dream.”
The project of Amber Bain, The Japanese House have released a colorfly sleepy video for “Saw You In A Dream.”
“It’s a very clear message: I didn’t want to drown my vocals in too many harmonies this time because the melody is quite strong on its own,” Bain says. “Rather than to hide your sadness about your loss of someone, it’s a nice thing to be like ‘I miss them’. That’s why the vocals are quite present.”
The Japanese House video for “Saw You In A Dream” was directed by Lucy Tcherniak. Enjoy it below!
5. The Word Alive unveiled a handful of headlining dates this summer.
The Word Alive will be playing a few headlining shows surrounding their touring plans with Parkway Drive and Wage War this summer!
Tickets will be available this Friday, May 19. Check out the new dates below!
6. The Casualties have released a string of new tour dates.
Punk Rock veterans the Casualties have just put out their tenth record titled Chaos Sound, and now they've announced some tour dates!
With upcoming appearances at Punk Rock Bowling and It's Not Dead 2, the group will make only one stop on the East coast in New Jersey.
Check out the Casualties' new shows below, and tickets are available here.
The Casualties tour dates:
May 27 Las Vegas NC @ Punk Rock Bowling
May 29 Fresno CA @ Full Circle Brewing Co.
May 30 Sacramento CA @ Blue Lamp – 21+
May 31 Reno NV @ Shea's Tavern – 21+
Jun. 1 Salt Lake City UT @ In the Venue
Jun. 2 Denver CO @ Marquis Theatre
Jun. 24 Newark NJ @ QXT's Nightclub
Jul. 1 Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard (F*ck You We Rule OK 2017)
Aug. 26 San Bernadino, CA @ Glen Helen Festival Groups (Its not Dead 2)
7. ROAM are heading out for their last shows of the Backbone era.
With their most recent record Backbone in the rearview mirror, UK's ROAM will be performing their last set of gigs in the album's touring cycle this summer.
Announced earlier today, the band has provided a list of dates as well as a link to tickets via twitter. See all the details you need in the post below.
— ROAM (@ROAMse) May 16, 2017
8. Hidden Hospitals are heading out on a summer tour of their own!
The series of dates will see the group take their dark and captivating music on the road, with many stops listed in both June and July.
The official tour poster can be seen below, and the stops are listed just underneath.
Hidden Hospitals tour:
06.18 Flint, MI // Vehicle City Fest
06.21 Madison, WI // The Frequency
06.22 Green Bay, WI // Keggers
06.23 Rockford, IL // Oasis
06.24 Milwaukee, WI // Cactus Club
06.26 DeKalb, IL // House Cafe
06.26 Des Moines, IA // Vaudeville Mews
06.27 Iowa City, IA // Gabe’s Oasis
06.28 Springfield, IL // Bar None
06.29 Champaign, IL // Cowboy Monkey
06.30 Indianapolis, IN // Melody Inn
07.01 Chicago, IL // Beat Kitchen
07.06 Pontiac, MI // Crofoot
07.07 Columbus, OH // TBA
07.08 Pittsburgh, PA // Smiling Moose
07.09 Buffalo, NY // The Tralf
07.10 Rochester, NY // Bugjar
07.12 Ithaca, NY // The Range
07.13 Albany, NY // Low Beat
07.14 Somerville, MA // PA’s Lounge
07.16 Hamden, CT // Outer Space
07.17 New York, NY // TBA
07.18 New Haven, CT // Cafe Nine
07.20 Hoboken, NJ // Maxwell’s
07.21 Philadelphia, PA // Milkboy
07.22 Brooklyn, NY // Gold Sounds
9. As It Is have given us a behind the scenes look at “Hey Rachel.”
Finally today, we got to see an exclusive look behind As It Is' making of their video for “Hey Rachel.” Enjoy the candid scenes below, which feature a cool car and a cute cat!
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