Hardcore legends, TERROR, have officially announced that they will be performing all summer long on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
Don’t miss TERROR as they play hits from their entire catalog, including tracks off of their latest album, Live By The Code. See a full list of Warped Tour dates here and check out the music videos for “Live By The Code”, “The Most High”, and “I’m Only Stronger”.
Grab a copy of Live By The Code at VictoryMerch.comtoday and catch TERROR and label-mates TEAR OUT THE HEART perform this Summer on Vans Warped Tour!
w/ COUNTERPARTS, Stick To Your Guns, Hundredth, Expire
Mar 21 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Mar 22 – San Bernardino, CA @ Orange Show Fairgrounds
Mar 23 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro (Mixtape Festival)
Mar 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Century Club
Mar 25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Mar 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottle Neck
Mar 27 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Mar 28 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Mar 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Mar 30 – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North
Mar 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Apr 02 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Apr 03 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr 04 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Apr 05 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Apr 06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Mega Plex
Apr 07 – Metairie, LA @ Cypress Hall
Apr 08 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Apr 09 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Apr 10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
Apr 11 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Apr 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
See a full list of TERROR tour dates here…
Warped Tour Bands Tell You How Much Your Money’s Worth
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Out of all cases of breast cancer, 1 in 233 occur in wormen age 39 and younger. For young people age 39 and under, breast cancer screening, education, and prevention methods are not discussed, commonly recommended, and still not spoken about by most breast cancer non-profits. Every summer, the Keep A Breast Foundation, a breast cancer non-profit heads out with their Traveling Education Booth with the Vans Warped Tour to educate young people with life-saving information.
For every $2 spent on KAB’s Traveling Education Booth program, KAB has the opportunity to educate 10 young people on breast cancer prevention.
If interested in sharing what some of the hottest acts on the Vans Warped Tour had to say when asked – “What can you do with $2?” but more importantly, “What impact can your $2 have?” please visit our site here for an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: http://bit.ly/KABG2E10
About The Keep A Breast Foundation:
The Keep A Breast Foundation is the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. We provide support programs for young people impacted by cancer and educate people about prevention, early detection, and caner-causing toxins in our everyday environment. The Keep A Breast Foundation is headquartered in the United States as a 501 © (3) nonprofit. We are supported in fulfilling our mission by international partners Keep A Breast Canada, Keep A Breast Europe, and Keep A Breast Japan.
Brian Dales of The Summer Set sat down with PGHMUSICMAG after their Warped Tour set (and after he hit the catering line!) in Pittsburgh to talk about what is going on with the band, the new album ‘Legendary’, surviving in the heat, playing iHeartRadio Music Festival in Vegas, and much much more. Take a listen to catch up with what’s going on in the wold of The Summer Set here…The Summer Set (click once then click attachment)
New Single ‘Golden Parachutes’ Streaming NOW via VansWarpedTour.com
#ASKHHVWT To Ask a Question
New Album ‘Zero’ Hits Stores on June 25, 2013
It was recently announced that Dayton, OH rock ringleaders HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS would be a stage headliner at this year’s Vans Warped Tour. While preparing for the June 25th release of their new concept album Zero,which is poised to mark the pinnacle of the band’s career, the band has been eager to share new, complete music with fans. Well, wait no longerHAWTHORNE HEIGHTS fanatics, because the band and the Vans Warped Tour are revealing a new track from Zero, entitled ‘Golden Parachutes’ at1pm ET/10am PT today. Listen then at http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/.
Now, don’t you wish you could tell the band what you think of the track? You can! Vans Warped Tour is giving way to HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS on Twitter, who will be hosting the @VansWarpedTour account today! Want to ask a question? Make sure to hashtag #ASKHHVWT. Head directly to the Vans Warped Tour Twitter page here: https://twitter.com/VansWarpedTour
Zero, a concept album which will serve as the band’s 5th full-length release, is produced by Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave) and promises to be the band’s most ambitious record yet! This album is set to shatter all previous records and add to the already 1.7 million albums that the band has sold in the U.S. alone. Zero poses a theme that, no matter how hard life gets or how many seemingly insurmountable odds you may encounter, everyone can get a fresh start. This theme is set against a dystopian, war-ravaged background.
If you can’t wait for Zero, take a listen to the first and second album teasers on the band’s official Soundcloud here: 1) http://snd.sc/10gPmWg and 2)http://snd.sc/12AKjNM. Pre-order the album directly from the band today and get exclusive updates and digital copy before anyone else! Exclusive fan experience packages are available as well. Get started atwww.hawthorneheights.com.
To pre-order Zero, head to www.hawthorneheights.com now! The band will be adding several new packages to the pre-order. Stay tuned for new incentives coming soon!
See below for all currently confirmed 2013 Vans Warped Tour dates, and stay tuned for updates.
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS on the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR:
6/15 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
6/16 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Concourse
6/19 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6/20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/21 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
6/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
6/23 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
6/26 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
6/27 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
6/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino
6/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fair Park
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
7/3 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/5 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/6 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/7 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
7/10 – Washington, DC @ Merriwheater Post Pavilion
7/11 – Masfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/12 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/14 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
7/16 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
7/17 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavilion
7/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/23 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
7/27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/28 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/3 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
8/4 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS is:
Mark McMillon – Guitar
Micah Carli – Guitar
JT Woodruff – Guitar/Vocals
Matt Ridenour – Bass
Eron Bucciarelli – Drums
Learn more about HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS here:
American Opera Posts 1st of 12 Studio Update Videos; EP Due Out This Summer
Great Lakes Tour Dates Announced May 25-June 2 + Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Tour Dates July 17-20
For the next 12 weeks beginning today, American Opera (aka the musical project and brainchild of Saginaw, MI and recent NYC transplant John Bee and friends) will reveal details for his upcoming EP due out this summer. The first video can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/5N_n0_nR87c.
American Opera has also revealed dates for a summer tour around the Great Lakes which will be followed by a stint on the Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Stage. The trek kicks off at Bled Fest on May 25 in Howell, MI. See dates below.
Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan and recently transplanted to New York City, by way of a short stint in Chicago, American Opera combines influences from Modest Mouse to Manchester Orchestra, Rilo Kiley to Ben Folds. John’s trademark voice stops conversations and draws immediate attention. The depth of his vocal delivery couples with his introspective and deeply personal lyrics to make a connection with anyone within earshot.
John spent the better part of eight years touring non-stop as part of Michigan-based independent rock band Your Best Friend. In 2011, the band came to an end, and John rolled out his new project, American Opera, a distinct departure from the aggressive rock sounds of his former band. In slightly more than a year, John has performed over 100 shows as American Opera, both solo and with a full band.
He’s been featured in Alternative Press magazine, played with artists like Cursive and William Elliott Whitmore, and has released two EPs already in his short career. 2013 is full of hope. John intends on continuing to tour relentlessly, having just completed a very successful spring headlining tour, including a stop at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. A new EP is being wrapped up as we speak, and a full-length album is next!
GREAT LAKES TOUR
May 25 – Bled Fest 2013 – Howell, MI
May 26 – Studio Anatomy – Traverse City, MI
May 28 – house show/BBQ – Mackinac Island, MI (email firstname.lastname@example.org for address)
May 31 – Redamte Coffee – Madison, WI
June 1 – House Cafe – DeKalb, IL
June 2 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
WARPED TOUR – ACOUSTIC BASEMENT STAGE
July 17 – First Niagara Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
July 18 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 19 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
July 20 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
Today, Forever The Sickest Kids will perform at the NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day NFL Experience in New Orleans, LA, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII this weekend.
The Dallas pop-punk quartet will perform infront of 1,500 local children and key NFL players at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as part of NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day. Attendees include Saints Owner Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints players: Chris Chamberlin, Jimmy Graham, Cameron Jordan, Michael Lewis, Lance Moore, NFL players: Chris Gronkowski (Denver Broncos), Dan Bronkowski (Cleveland Browners), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts), Congressman Cedric Richmond, GMC Representative Chris Hornberger, NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid Hunter Paulin, and WWL-TV Morning Anchor Sally-Ann Roberts.
Kicking off their partnership with the NFL earlier this year, Forever The Sickest Kids recorded and performed the theme song for NFL’s animated series NFL Rush Zone: Season Of The Guardians, on Nicktoons. NFL Rush Zone: Season Of The Guardians airs regularly Fridays at 9pm EST on Nicktoons and Saturdays at 7am EST on NFL Network. Check out the band’s video for the theme song.
The Dallas, TX foursome are currently in the studio with producer Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore, The Wanted) recording their third full-length album, set for release this summer. The band will also play an entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour 2013, and the band will perform at the SXSW Music Festival in March.
ABOUT NFL PLAY 60 -NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day gives more than 1,500 local children the opportunity to spend time with NFL players at the NFL Experience at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Area children will take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week alongside current and former New Orleans Saints players. Kids will learn more about the importance or healthy living during Kids’ Day as part of NFL PLAY 60, aimed at helping youngsters get 60 minutes of exercise each day. All Kids’ Day attendees completed the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge in partnership with the American Heart Association in the months leading up to Super Bowl. As part of their Kids’ Day experience, local children will participate in PLAY 60 fitness activities and take part in games including Punt, Pass, & Kick, speed and mobility drills, quarterback challenge games, and extra point kicking stations.
FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS – Comprised of Jonathan Cook (Vocals), Kyle Burns (Drums), Austin Bello (Bass/Vocals), and Caleb Turman (Guitar/Vocals), the Dallas, TX pop rock quartet have been garnering fans globally since 2006. Produced by Matt Squire (The Used, Taking Back Sunday), David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, All Time Low, A Day To Remember), Matt Mahaffey (The Sounds, Hellogoodbye), and Jeff Turzo (Bloodhound Gang), the band broke into the independent music scene with the release of their first full-length Underdog Alma Mater (Universal Motown) in 2008, and was succeeded by sophomore self-titled album, Forever The Sickest Kids (Universal Motown) in 2011.
The power-pop ensemble have toured alongside such acts as Third Eye Blind, Simple Plan, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Breathe Carolina, and more. The band has also been featured on multiple installations of the Punk Goes.. series as well as collaborated with teen sensation Selena Gomez. Having press support from MTV, Seventeen, J-14, and Alternative Press among others, Forever The Sickest Kids has performed on the Alternative Press and Vans Warped tours. The band’s Fearless Records debut is slated for summer 2013.
VANS WARPED TOUR 2013
Jun 15 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jun 16 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jun 19 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jun 20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jun 23 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jun 26 – Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Jun 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ VENUE TBD
Jun 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Jun 30 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Jul 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 5 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Jul 6 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
Jul 9 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Jul 10 – Washington D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 11 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul 12 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13 – New York, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
Jul 14 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul 16 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 18 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 19 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 20 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 23 – Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 24 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis
Jul 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul 26 – Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 27 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 29 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Aug 2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 3 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug 4 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
Brighton’s ARCHITECTS (UK) is pleased to announce they will be returning to the US for a full summer of touring. Kicking off on March 6 in Boston, MA, ARCHITECTS (UK) will embark on a 17-date run as direct support for ENTER SHIKARI, with opening support from HEARTIST and CROSSFAITH. Routing will take the band across the US and through Dallas, where they are confirmed to play the annual South By So What?! Festival on March 16. Other acts confirmed for South By So What?! include Breathe Carolina, Attack Attack!, and Chelsea Grin. The full line up and ticketing information can be found here.
Following the run with Enter Shikari, ARCHITECTS (UK) will return to the states in June where they are confirmed to play the Vans Warped Tour 2013. ARCHITECTS (UK) will be on the full tour, joining Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Forever The Sickest Kids, label-mates New Years Day and a number of other acts that will be released shortly. Fans should check www.vanswarpedtour.com for line-up announcements, information on purchasing tickets and other updates. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.
ARCHITECTS (UK)’s latest album DAYBREAKER was released on June 5, 2012 and was produced by John Mitchell and Ben Humphreys [You Me At Six, Funeral For A Friend, Kids In Glass Houses]. Alternative Press Magazine declared “…Daybreaker is their best yet,” and Outburn Magazine awarded the record a 9 out of 10 rating deeming it, “A stunning record by anyone’s standards.” The band just released the official music video for “Even If You Win, You’re Still A Rat” which is featured on DAYBREAKER:
Enter Shikari Tour Dates:
03/06/13 – Boston, MA @ Royale
03/07/13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/08/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
03/09/13 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
03/10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/12/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
03/13/13 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/15/13 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
03/16/13 – Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park – South By So What?! 2013
03/18/13 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
03/19/13 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
03/20/13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
03/22/13 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
03/23/13 – West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
03/24/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
03/26/13 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Vans Warped Tour 2013 Tour Dates:
06/15/13 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
06/16/13 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19/13 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
06/21/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
06/22/13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23/13 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26/13 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
06/27/13 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
06/28/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Venue TBA
06/29/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
06/30/13 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03/13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/05/13 – Toronto, ON, CA @ The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10/13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11/13 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
07/12/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14/13 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
07/16/13 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
07/17/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
07/18/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/19/13 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20/13 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/21/13 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
07/23/13 – Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24/13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
07/27/13 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre
07/28/13 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds
07/29/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/31/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02/13 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
08/04/13 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
CONDITIONS have issued a studio update highlighting their current progress recording their brand new record due out next year:
The band came out swinging playing hundreds of shows before the release of “Fluorescent Youth” in 2010. Since then the band has been hard at work on what is poised to be their best material to date with producers Brandon Paddock (D.R.U.G.S., Panic at the Disco, The Used) and Taylor Larsen (Periphery).
In addition to being a part of the AP Tour last year, they have shared stages with the likes of Paramore, New Found Glory, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Good Charlotte. They have earned themselves spots on the Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Bamboozle Festival, and SXSW Music Conference.
12/9 Pontiac, MI
W/Chiodos & I See Stars
12/11 Cambridge, MA
12/12 Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of Living Arts
12/13 New York, NY
12/14 Poughkeepsie, NY
12/15 Richmond, VA
12/16 Springfield, VA
12/18 Nashville, TN
12/19 St Louis, MO
12/20 Detroit, MI
St Andrews Hall
12/21 Chicago, IL
The FAB Rudies are a band like no other, branded as a local institution on the West Coast. The Rudies have held slots on The Vans Warped Tour, and received some amazing press from outlets such as Rolling Stone to Music Connection. But all of this almost didn’t happen, when in 2008, the band broke up. But never the type to give up, the band leader Tom Voris installed his daughter as the new lead. This created the cool, young and fresh vibe that their fans resonate with to this day.
Currently nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best Song in a indie movie, their new cut “It’s My Life” is definitely making waves on the West Coast. The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums (film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercials, music videos, etc.), the talented individuals responsible for creating, producing and placing it, and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in
In other news, the movie which features their song, called “Music High” is looking to be picked up by Paramount Pictures. An offer is currently being made, which means this movie could easily become a mainstream success.
blessthefall has premiered their music video for single “40 Days” today with Kerrang! Magazine.
The new video, which was first revealed by ESPGuitars, offers the band’s take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave.
“After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist” explains lead singer, Beau Bokan. “As many of our fans know we dont take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and remember…you dont always live just once.”
To follow a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas in the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and have recently announced their North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay.
Depression, eating disorders, addiction, self-injury, sucicide…these are some our most pressing issues regarding today’s youth. We can no longer push these issues under the carpet and pretend they do not exist or will just go away. We need to speak honestly, openly, and progressively to combat one of the biggest problems facing our youth.
First the facts:
121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (World Health Organization)
18 million of these cases are happening in the United States. (The National Institute of Mental Health)
Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression. (U.S. Surgeon General’s Survey, 1999)
Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30% of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)
2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.
Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (NIMH)
Last week during the Warped Tour, PMM and myself were lucky enough to sit down with Jason who is a representative for To Write Love On Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire as well as to invest directly into treatment and recovery (TWLOHA website).
We spoke with Jason at length regarding the mission of TWLOHA and what ways people can get involved to combat thiese serious social issues (please see below for entire audio interview). As a high school teacher who has dealt with depression and anxiety on a personal level all my life, as well as having experienced students very close to me struggle with these issues, the work of TWLOHA is a blessing. I have unfortunately lost a few students to suicide and directly see the critical need for organizations such as TWLOHA.
TWLOHA is working very aggressively at speaking about these issues where they most often lie: amongst high school and college age students. TWLOHA launched The Storytellers High School Campaign in October 2011 as an initiative to change these numbers and open a conversation in high schools that discusses mental health and community. They are also creating University Chapters across the country to help college students know where the resources are for help and educate. The Storytellers is a two-month campaign where a student organizer works with a faculty advisor on behalf of their high school to create awareness about mental health issues, bring the TWLOHA message to their school, and foster community on their campus, while also raising funds for TWLOHA. The program is completely free and of no cost to the student or school involved. There are a variety of incentives for participating, including the opportunity for a TWLOHA event. Their hope and goal is that by reaching high school students in their everyday environment, and by engaging the student body as a whole, we can change the numbers (TWLOHA website).
Please think about ways that you can help. To explore some options that TWLOHA offers check out their website:
For our full interview with Jason click here: TWLOHA
Photos from Warped Tour courtesy of MPAP Photo
Just some quick shots of some of the days excitement at Vans Warped Tour in Pittsburgh including some stellar bands like Dead Sara, For Today, Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Ballyhoo!, Hyro Da Hero, Title Fight, Echo Movement, We the Kings, Anti-Flag, Of Mice and Men, and many more!