Underoath Announce 2017 European/UK Tour

Underoath have announced a European/UK tour. Like last year, the band will be performing “They’re Only Chasing Safety,” and “Define The Great Line,” in their entireties.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
05/02 Dublin, IRE – Dublin Academy
05/03 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
05/04 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
05/05 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
05/06 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 1
05/08 Leeds, UK – Beckett University
05/09 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
05/10 Norwich, UK – Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
05/11 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
05/12 Cologne, GER – Stollwerck
05/13 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
05/15 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
05/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
05/17 Stockholm, SWE – Debaster Strand
05/19 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
05/21 Moscow, RUS – Yotaspace

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Underoath Announce 2017 Australian Tour

Underoath have announced some Australian dates and one Hawaiian show. Like last year, the band will be performing “They’re Only Chasing Safety,” and “Define The Great Line,” in their entireties.

Tour Dates:

02/07 Honolulu, Hawaii – The Republik
02/10 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill
02/11 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theatre
02/12 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
02/15 Adelaide, AUS – Governor Hindarsh
02/16 Perth, AUS – Metropolis Fremantle

Underoath Announce 2016 “Rebirth” Tour

Underoath have officially revealed the dates for their reunion tour. The band will be performing “They’re Only Chasing Safety,” and “Define The Great Line,” in their entireties on this run.

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Tour Dates:

03/16 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/19 San Bernardino, CA – 2016 Self Help Festival
03/20 Dallas, TX – South By So What
03/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/22 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
03/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
03/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
03/26 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/28 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/30 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
03/31 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
04/01 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
04/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
04/03 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/04 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
04/06 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/07 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
04/08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/09 Grand Rapids, MO – Orbit Room
04/10 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/11 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
04/13 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
04/14 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
04/15 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/16 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
04/17 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/19 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
04/20 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
04/22 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
04/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/24 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

Underoath Announce Their Return, Set To Play At 2016 Self Help Fest

Underoath have officially announced that their hiatus is over. So far, the band has been booked for the 2016 Self Help Fest, which will take place at the NOS Event Center, in San Bernardino, CA, on March 19.

Spencer Chamberlain told Alternative Press the following about their return:

“I want to leave things open-ended. I don’t think we’re ever going to be a full-time band again, but I don’t like the idea of being so closed off to things. That’s what was so hard about the farewell tour, because it could’ve been that we were going on an indefinite hiatus. And I think now, the idea is the hiatus is off. Are we writing? I don’t know until we get in a room together. Are we going to do another tour? I don’t know. Like, everyone has their schedules to work around, but maybe we when get home, we decide we could squeeze in Europe or Australia, if the stars align.

I feel like when bands get older, they only do one or two tours a year, or every other year. Maybe that will be Underoath. I just don’t know. Like I said, I’m open to it, but I still have to keep focused on what’s next for me and how my future is going to pan out. I can’t depend on my past for my future’s sake. I’ve gotta stay focused on what’s ahead. If that’s another Underoath record, then I’ll put every single ounce of my energy into it. Like, will we ever write another song? Maybe. You just never know. I haven’t been in a room with those guys in a long time, but we might get together and practice and be like, “Holy shit, we just wrote three songs.” I just don’t want to force anything.”

Aaron Gillespie added:

“I would never rule that out, but for me, I don’t know that it’s possible. I’m so busy: I own a studio, I’ve been playing for Paramore, I’m doing my solo thing and we all have families, etc. Is it feasible with what everyone has going on? That’s the main part of the situation.”

Underoath Teasing Their Return?

Underoath have posted a video on their Facebook, which seems to suggest that the band will be reuniting. The video has some backmasked audio with the words “Rebirth Is Coming.” A fan has also reversed the audio, which apparently says “I’m drowning in my sleep,” which is a lyric in their 2004 track “It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door.” There is no more information available at this time, so fans will just have to wait and see.

It’s worth noting that the clip was also posted on Aaron Gillespie’s  Instagram, making it seem like he is onboard if a reunion does happen.

Underoath Release New Clip From “Tired Violence”/Discuss Break Up

Underoath have released a new clip from their upcoming DVD, “Tired Violence,” via Alternative Press. The DVD will officially be released on May 1.

In other news, Alternative Press also interviewed Tim McTague, who discussed the band’s break up and the possibility of a return.

Here’s what he said about the band’s mindset during their final tour:

“For me, 2012 was a weird year. We just got burned out, really. We were touring too much–seven, eight, nine months a year, hitting cities all the time. We were playing every festival we got an offer on to generate enough income for seven to 12 people having to live on the road all year and have lives at home. It just got to the point where we felt really weird. We weren’t super-excited, y’know? It just kinda came down to doing a slow year. Like, what does Underoath look like at a slow year? Without an album, without going through all the rigmarole, without playing Warped Tour and grueling things like that all the time.

We tried to do a lot of festivals or larger one-offs that financially make a little bit more sense, and while we all knew they weren’t going to generate a lot of money through the year, we could sustain some sort of moderate schedule and income in between larger years. It just came to the point where certain dudes didn’t like that idea, and I think we all saw ourselves dwindling; our passion was fading in different ways. Underoath has meant so much to us and so many people over 12-plus years, and now we’re just gonna tear it down to this half-ass, tour-when-we-want-to sort of idea and just maintain?

And we were like, “No, we shouldn’t do that at all. We either do it or we don’t.” At that time, Chris [Dudley, keyboardist] had kids, I had kids, James [Smith, rhythm guitar] had kids and he had actually left the band. He just couldn’t do the schedule anymore. So we were having fill-ins; we had Tom [Keeley] from Thursday and a couple different people who were actively looking for options, but it just got to the point where it was weird. Like, that isn’t what Underoath is.

If we can’t do Underoath right, then let’s not do it, y’know? I personally liked the idea of writing a record every two years, supporting that record with one tour and getting everything right, but it became very evident that other dudes [in the band] just couldn’t do that. We tried all of these ideas, and none of them ever ended up fitting. I remember me, Spencer [Chamberlain, vocalist] and Grant [Brandell, bassist] were grabbing a beer at a bar inside of an airport and I was just like, “Dude, I’m so over this. I can’t do this anymore.”

Here’s what he said about the film being the band’s final chapter:

“Man, I don’t know. Personally, I don’t think Underoath will ever go to rest. Underoath was a lifestyle for us; it was our lives. I think it will always be alive in all of us and we don’t know what that looks like, per se. But I could totally see things just… being different.”

Here’s what he said when asked if he was opposed to a reunion:

“No! Not at all. I don’t think any of us are necessarily opposed, it’s always just [up to] our schedules. None of us left the band hating it; none of us don’t like each other. If anything, we talk about how we all miss it. I think something like that is 100 percent possible.”