Sub City Take Action Tour Featuring THE USED Hits PGH 1/25/13

Purchase Tickets, here: www.TakeActionTour.com/2013

The Used Announce Vulnerable II Re issue, Now Available For Pre Order Here: www.hopelessrecords.com/artists/the-used

JANUARY 25TH | STAGE AE | PITTSBURGH, PA

Celebrating its eleventh year of raising funds and awareness to non-profit organizations, Sub City (Hopeless Records’ 501c3 non-profit organization, which has raised more than two million dollars for charity), is pleased to announce the 2013 edition of the Sub City Take Action Tour Featuring The Used. This year the tour will be benefiting the It Gets Better Project, a national organization created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers going through tough times that they are not alone – and it WILL get better. The Take Action Tour will be stopping by Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA on January 25th. Make sure to pick up your ticket today, here: www.takeactiontour.com/2013. VIP ticket options will be available to fans, which include front of the line passes, collectable laminate and signed copy of Vulnerable II.

The tour will feature alt-rock headliner, The Used, with support from We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and MindFlow. Kicking off at Las Vegas’ House of Blues on January 11th, the annual nationwide charity tour will circle the US through February, showcasing some of the best bands in music today while raising funds and awareness for It Gets Better and the concept that we can all help play a part in making a positive impact. Ten percent of the cost of each ticket purchased will be donated to It Gets Better and Sub City. The 2011 Take Action Tour raised nearly $50,000 to help further the mission of the non-profit, SEX, ETC., with over 19,000 fans attending the 30-stop city tour. Previous benefitting charities of the Sub City Take Action Tour also include Driving For Donors, Do Something, America’s Youth Hotline, ReachOut.com and The National Hopeline Network. To date, Sub City and the Take Action Tour have donated over 2 million dollars to over 50 non-profit organizations.

It Gets Better Project is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or struggling to find themselves can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where our straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members. It’s a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge and watch videos of love and support.

“The It Gets Better Project is thrilled to collaborate with The Used and Hopeless Records on the upcoming Take Action! tour. The Used are powerful voices for young people, well known for their community involvement and outreach, and for encouraging young people to embrace their individuality.” Stephanie Laffin, Board of Directors at It Gets Better Project, stated. “We look forward to working together to share the message of the It Gets Better Project with young people across the US, and letting LGBT youth know that it can and will get better.”

Bert and Jeph from The Used have created an It Gets Better video to help support the cause.

“It’s our privilege to work with such a lovely charity that does so much good in this confusing world. Please check out itgetsbetter.org and we’ll see you on the Take Action Tour,” says The Used frontman, Bert McCracken.

We Came As Romans’ guitarist/lyricist, Joshua Moore, also tells us, “We’re excited to be back touring in the US after three months. Though it’s fun to do international tours, there’s nothing like touring our own country, especially with such a well respected band like The Used, who a lot of our band grew up listening to, and on such a renowned annual tour. We can’t wait!”

In addition, Hopeless Records, in partner with their non- profit organization Sub City, presents Take Action Compilation Volume 11, a compilation album for charity. This year features two CDs full of unreleased and exclusive tracks from The Used, Bad Religion, AWOL Nation, All Time Low, 3OH!3 and many more. 5% of the suggested retail price from the sale of this compilation will go to continue to fulfill Sub City’s mission to connect bands, fans and causes they are passionate about. For the most current donation total and full list of charities benefiting from this and other Sub City releases, please visit: SubCity.net.

THE USED: www.TheUsed.net

Selling over 3 million albums worldwide in the span of their career, The Used released their highly anticipated album “Vulnerable” earlier this year on their own label, Anger Music Group partnered with Hopeless Records. The album has sold over 70k copies to date and continues to climb. The band will headline the Take Action Tour benefitting ItGetsBetterProject, a cause they are extremely passionate about.

The band is also excited to announce the release of Vulnerable II- a 2 disc re- issue of the highly successful 2012 release Vulnerable that includes the 12 original tracks, 4 brand new songs, 3 acoustic versions and 3 remixes. Vulnerable II will be released January 22, 2013.

The CD and bundle packages are now available for pre order here: http://www.hopelessrecords.com/artists/the-used

2013 Take Action Tour Dates:
***A limited number of four pack tickets will be available through venue ticketing sites. Buy four tickets for the price of three. These will be sold in limited quantities so act fast! This will be available in all of the markets except: Asheville, Washington DC, Atlantic City, and Tampa.***

1/11/13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
1/12/13 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
1/14/13 Denver, CO Summit
1/16/13 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
1/17/13 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
1/19/13 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
1/20/13 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
1/22/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
1/23/13 Chicago, IL House of Blues
1/25/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
1/26/13 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
1/28/13 Washington, DC 930 Club
1/29/13 Boston, MA House of Blues
1/30/13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
2/1/13 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
2/2/13 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
2/4/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
2/5/13 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
2/7/13 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
2/8/13 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
2/10/13 Detroit, MI Fillmore
2/11/13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
2/13/13 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
2/14/13 Houston, TX House of Blues
2/16/13 Austin, TX Emo’s East
2/17/13 Dallas, TX House of Blues
2/19/13 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
2/20/13 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
2/22/13 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
2/24/13 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
2/26/13 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
2/27/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
3/1/13 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern

ELYSION FIELDS sign with Innerstrength Records

Innerstrength Records is pleased to announce the latest addition to its already impressive stable of artists: Chicago metal road warriors ELYSION FIELDS, whose debut full-length album New Beginnings is slated for release on February 12, 2013.

As metal fans with an eye on the underground already know, ELYSION FIELDS have spent the past few years pummeling the live scene as one of the genre’s worst-kept secrets, making their presence known on stages alongside marquee names like AUGUST BURNS RED, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISERY INDEX and more. The band increased its profile by storming SXSW, where it played four showcases including the main stage at the heralded Full Metal Texas party.

On a clear trajectory as a burgeoning metal powerhouse, ELYSION FIELDS are taking the next logical step by launching a partnership with Innerstrength for the release of New Beginnings.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Innerstrength family. Since the beginning they have been very transparent about everything, and that is how business with a label should be done,” says vocalist Chris Fernandez.

“Building a team around your band is an integral part to being successful,” adds guitarist and vocalist Josh Woods. “So many artists are quick to sign a contract with a label that doesn’t even market their tours or promote their artists. Jason at Innerstrength was able to do just that while at the same time remaining open to what we want to do in regards to moving forward with both music creation and all business aspects.”

Followers of the band already revere ELYSION FIELDS for its uncompromising, honest take on savage metal music and its uncannily seasoned-sounding approach to songwriting that appeals to fans of AUGUST BURNS RED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and AS I LAY DYING while carving out a niche entirely its own. Its a signature sound the band has been trotting out in a series of often surprising cover songs, including its most recent release, a take on PSY’s “Gangnam Style” that has racked up more than 43,000 views in six weeks.

On New Beginnings, ELYSION FIELDS takes that sound in bold new directions in the first of what is sure to be many landmark moments in the career of this exciting young band.

“With this album, we really wanted to touch on many different aspects of not only metal, but music in general, that we could. We use lots of guitar solos, breakdowns, and odd time signatures that are all staples of classic metal, but we also take pride in our carefully crafted choruses and melodic sections that really round out the songs,” says guitarist Scott Georgeson.

“We are all extremely proud of the music that we have put together on New Beginnings, and we are happy to be releasing this record with Innerstrength,” Fernandez adds. “This is just another dream come true for us and definitely is a new beginning for the band.”

Catch ELYSION FIELDS on tour throughout the eastern U.S. with THE PARAMEDIC (Bullet Tooth Records) starting October 26. Following that, the band will embark on a run with It Lies Within (Luxor), culminating with a performance at OutRage Festival in Tyler, TX alongside THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS and many more.

www.elysionfields.net

Sleeping with Sirens in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 6th

Nov. 6th | Mr. Smalls Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA

WHO: Sleeping With Sirens

WHERE: Mr. Smalls Theatre | 400 Lincoln Avenue | Millvale, PA 15209

WHEN: Tues. Nov. 6th | 7 PM | $20

If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
Debuted at #17 on The Billboard Top 200 Chart!

The pop infused rock band, Sleeping With Sirens, is currently on the “Collide with the Sky” Tour with Pierce the Veil with support from Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses. For additional details, please visit: www.sleepingwithsirens.net.

Sleeping with Sirens released their acoustic album, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack via Rise Records on June 26th. The album was produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Finch, Blink-182) and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 17,486 in the first week. If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack also hit #4 on both the Independent charts and Hard Music charts and #5 on the Current Alternative charts. You can purchase If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, here: http://bit.ly/NwtfkM.

Sleeping With Sirens is vocalist Kellin Quinn, guitarists Jesse Lawson and Jack Fowler, bassist Justin Hills and drummer Gabe Barham. The band was formed in 2009 by ex-members of bands For All We Know, Broadway and We Are Defiance. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based group’s first album for Rise Records, With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear, debuted in March 2010 at #7 on Billboard’s “Top Heatseekers” chart, and at #36 on “Top Independent Albums.”Released in May 2011, the record peaked at #78 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart, as well as #13 on “Top Independent Albums” and #5 in “Hard Rock.”

The band has toured extensively sharing stages with fellow scene stalwarts like We Came As Romans, Falling In Reverse, Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Blessthefall, Emmure, For All Those Sleeping and Motionless In White. The band spent Summer 2012 playing the full Vans Warped Tour.

The remainder of 2012 and all of 2013 promise to hold even more exciting new developments for Sleeping With Sirens, who were featured on the cover of the June 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine. After completing this tour of the US group also plans to head into the studio in winter 2013 to begin work on their forthcoming third full-length. Until then, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack will serve as the latest reminder of the dazzling directions in which Sleeping With Sirens are headed.

For updates, please visit:

Official: www.SleepingWithSirens.net
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SleepingWithSirensBand
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/swstheband
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/swstheband

Fall Tour w/ Pierce The Veil:

Oct 24 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 25 The State Theater Tampa, FL
Oct 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 27 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Oct 28 The Recher Theatre Baltimore, MD
Oct 30 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Oct 31 Northern Lights Albany, NY
Nov 01 Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
Nov 02 Palladium Worcester, MA
Nov 03 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Nov 04 The Guvernment Toronto, Canada
Nov 06 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 07 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Nov 08 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Nov 09 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Nov 10 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Nov 12 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 14 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 18 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov 20 SLIMS San Francisco, CA

BLESSTHEFALL PREMIERES “40 DAYS” MUSIC VIDEO VIA KERRANG! MAGAZINE

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.

blessthefall Announces North American Headline Tour

blessthefall are excited to announce their North American headline tour.

The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour is presented by Peter Says Denim, with support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. The globe-trotting metal warriors kick off their 22 date trek with a stop on the California Metalfest in San Bernardino, CA on November 24.

“We are really excited to get back out on the road and headline!” comments guitarist Eric Lambert. “Can’t wait to shred Canada and the United States again!”

To follow up a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently gearing up to invade the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns. Returning to the UK for the second time this year, the band were recently praised by Kerrang! Magazine as “one of the world’s most explosive live bands”. Having already shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Atreyu, and Underoath, the band are no strangers to the road, and will continue their live onslaught through the rest of year.

photo Ann Buster AnnBuster.com

Never Say Die Tour w/ We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and more.
Oct 12 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
Oct 13 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Zapata
Oct 14 – Paris, France @ La Trabendo
Oct 15 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 17 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Oct 18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Zaal
Oct 20 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 21 – Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
Oct 22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 23 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben/Fryshuset
Oct 25 – Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
Oct 26 – Esch, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Oct 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ 27
Oct 28 – Tezzo D’Adda (Milan) Italy @ Live Club
Oct 29 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Oct 30 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
Nov 01 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Nov 02 – Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Nov 03 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
Nov 06 – Moscow, Russia @ Pipl

The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour presented by Peter Says Denim w/ A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip The Foreplay
Nov 24 – San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (CA Metalfest)
Nov 26 – Spokane, WA @ A Club
Nov 27 – Calgary, AB @ The Den
Noc 28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
Nov 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Dec 1 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 3 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
Dec 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 5 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Dec 6 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Dec 7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Dec 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 9 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Dec 10 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Dec 11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Dec 13 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Bixby
Dec 15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Dec 16 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec 17 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 18 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Dec 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre

The 5th Annual ROCKAPALOOZA Festival

The 5th annual

    ROCKAPALOOZA

festival, presented by Monster Energy and Quality Dairy, has added 12 Stones to the already impressive line-up on the Monster Energy main stage. Also, the festival has added I See Stars to the National Guard Stage, making for a well-rounded concert experience. ROCKAPALOOZA will take place this year on Saturday, June 23rd 2012 and features six stages. The Monster Energy main stage also features headliners Puddle of Mudd, and opening acts Saliva, Rehab, We Came As Romans, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Emphatic—just to name a few. The National Guard Stage also includes Sore Eyes, Otherwise, and more. See below for the line-ups for the additional stages featuring the likes of Bobaflex, Coolio, Afroman, and many more. ROCKAPALOOZA is also sponsored by the National Guard, Verizon Wireless, Budweiser, and Q106 FM.

ROCKAPALOOZA recently announced that Bam Margera and Brandon Novak of MTV’s JACKASS will be hosting this year’s event! Aside from both being well-recognized professional skateboarders, Bam is known for his two additional MTV shows, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union, as well as several other projects. Brandon is a frequent guest on these shows, as well as on Bam’s Sirius XM radio show, Radio Bam on Faction.

The advance price of tickets for this year’s ROCKAPALOOZA is $30, while day of show tickets cost $35. All children under the age of 10 are admitted free, and the event is ALL AGES. This year, Jam Heads Party Deck passes are just $100 and include half off discounts on beer and food, free Monster Energy Drink, a meet and greet with Puddle of Mudd, Rehab, and Sore Eyes, and features a shaded area with seating. For regular attendees, Budweiser is offering $1 drafts from 10am-12pm. Doors open at 10am.

The festival will also host a free pre-party concert on Friday, June 22nd at the fairgrounds featuring headliners Mushroomhead and openers Sore Eyes. The free concert is also ALL AGES and doors open at 6pm.

Bands that have performed at ROCKAPALOOZA in the past include Sevendust, Crossfade, OTEP, Silverstein, Smile Empty Soul, and more. Past hosting and appearance duties have gone to Pauly Shore, Big Black and Bam Bam of MTV’s Rob & Big, and Big Cat from MTV’s Fantasy Factory. Last year, over 8,000 people attended the festival.

You can purchase tickets online now at www.etix.com
Main Stage Bands (Monster Energy Stage)
Headliner: Puddle of Mudd
Saliva
Rehab
We Came As Romans
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
12 Stones
Emphatic
Lifeline Revolution
Sunset Villians
Nation of Wealth
Blackened Earth
Jet City Vega
Bet Me I’m Lying
Airsickness
Seeking Seven

2nd Stage Bands (National Guard Stage)
I See Stars
Sore Eyes
Otherwise
Rotation
Riven
It Lies Within
Hollow Drive
Cyanide Sunrise
Ballz Deluxe
Fall of Eleven
Circus Asylum
Throwing Gravity
The Elder Beer Men
Lima OH (Battle of the Bands Winner)

3rd Stage Bands (Revolver Electronic Cigarettes Stage)
Bobaflex
Breaking Paradox
Killjay
Myths and Legends
The Scars Heal In Time
Ionia
Ghosts of August
Second Season
Blind Reflection
Barefoot Breakdown
Beyond the Shadows
The Get Bye
Thee Unknown

4th Stage Bands
Coolio
Afroman
Deveraux
Distand Decend
I’m William Cutting
10 Gauge Rage
Tisk Tisk
Mockingbird
Shock Wave
Dismember the Fallen
Fire in the Sky
Violet Void
Lima OH (Battle of the Band Winner)

5th Stage Bands (Live Loud & Local Blue Print Artist Development Stage)
Fallen Captive
Jay Mel
Know Lyfe
Autumn Burning
Black Valor
Mind Pulp
Erasing Never
TrakBlazas
KyLyNtae
Through The Ashes
Beat To Quarters
Nazareth
Last Savior Of God
Helix Reign
Summer Soulstice
Alternant Resonant
Angelo
The Everyday Losers
Ice Possible
Silo
Downcore

Hosted by: DJ Chuck Lew

6th Stage Bands (Avenue Billiards Music Room Stage)
Underneath It All
Mindrought
Boys of Fall
Fear the Fallen

Featuring special guest bartender Dennis Haskins (known as Mr. Belding of “Saved by the Bell” fame).
For more information about the 5th annual ROCKAPALOOZA festival, please visit:

www.rockapalooza.net
http://www.facebook.com/RockapaloozaFestival