2020 Chain Fest Rescheduled For October

The 2020 Chain Fest has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on October 17. The previously announced lineup includes: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

Circa Survive Postpone First Leg Of “Blue Sky Noise” 10th Anniversary Tour

Circa Survive have postponed the first leg of their “Blue Sky Noise” 10th anniversary tour with Polyphiya and Gouge Away due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all dates from March 20 through April 14.

Circa Survive commented:

“Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control we are crushed to tell you that we are postponing the first leg of our Blue Sky Noise tour. (3/20 – 4/14) As of right now leg two (5/9 – 6/7) is still on the books but we are closely monitoring the situation.

We are currently working diligently to reschedule all shows of leg one as soon as possible & will of course honor all tickets already sold.

This is heartbreaking for all of us but we have to prioritize safety. We also felt that we have a responsibility to help reduce the stress on our hospitals so our health care system can deal with the virus at a realistic rate.

This party isn’t cancelled, it’s just postponed and it gives us all some more time to really get our dance moves down. Thank you for always being the supportive loving force that you are and always having our backs. It made this difficult decision slightly easier for us to make. Please stay safe, we love you.
Circa 又”

Here’s the remaining dates:

05/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/11 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/18 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
05/22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
05/28 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/29 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/30 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
06/01 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/02 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theater
06/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology Live
06/05 Hartford, CT – The Webster
06/06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Etc. Set For 2020 Chain Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Chain Fest. The event will take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on May 23 and it will feature: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

Circa Survive Reveal Opening Acts For “Blue Sky Noise” 10th Anniversary Tour

Circa Survive have revealed that Polyphia and Gouge Away will be joining them on their “Blue Sky Noise“ 10th anniversary tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/20 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/21 Richmond, VA – The National
03/22 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
03/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
03/28 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
03/29 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
03/31 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
04/01 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/03 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
04/04 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
04/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
04/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/08 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/11 Montreal, QC – Fairmont Theatre
04/12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
04/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/11 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/18 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
05/22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
05/28 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/29 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/30 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
06/01 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/02 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theater
06/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology Live
06/05 Hartford, CT – The Webster
06/06 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Circa Survive Announce “Blue Sky Noise” 10th Anniversary Tour

Circa Survive will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Blue Sky Noise“ on a 2020 North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/20 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
03/21 Richmond, VA – The National
03/22 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
03/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
03/28 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
03/29 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
03/31 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
04/01 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
04/03 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
04/04 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
04/05 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
04/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/08 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/10 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/11 Montreal, QC – Fairmont Theatre
04/12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
04/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/09 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05/11 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/12 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/18 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/19 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
05/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
05/22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
05/28 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/29 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
05/30 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
06/01 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06/02 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theater
06/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology Live
06/05 Hartford, CT – The Webster
06/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Festival Recap: Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Event In Mountain View, CA

On July 20-21, thousands of people descended upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour at the final of three 25th anniversary events. It was a long weekend of music, skating, wrestling, and more.

People started moving into the event on Saturday morning and they were already excited for what lied ahead. For those that wanted to take in the whole festival, it was nice to get in as early as possible to navigate the festival grounds and check out the various merch booths, vendors, etc. before their favorite artists took the stage. This date featured performances from the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, August Burns Red, Wage War, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, Anti-Flag, OFF!, Meg & Dia, Silent Planet, and tons more. These groups managed to bring in an unmatched energy that captured the spirit of the festival’s 25 year run. Every act was memorable for different reasons, whether it be The Offspring’s impeccable showmanship and comedic stage banter, Bad Religion’s killer musicianship, Anti-Flag’s inspiring words, or Wage War’s intense onslaught.

As day two arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent and positive vibes. This day included artists such as NOFX, who played an abbreviated set after some travel issues, Jawbreaker, The Used, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Juliet Simms, Dance Gavin Dance, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more. Every artist had a different flair to them, helping to enhance the festival experience even more. This included the awesome dual vocal stylings of Dance Gavin Dance and Atreyu, amazingly powerful vocals from Simms, the entertaining and comedic nature of The All-American Rejects, the extremely energetic Sum 41, and the fun dancey vibe of Black.

Despite all these great things, the real highlight came at the end. NOFX’s flight got cancelled and they ultimately needed to get flown in on a private jet, before getting a police escort to the venue. However, they weren’t going to make it until 9:50, so organizer Kevin Lyman recruited a number of musicians to cover songs from the band until then. Members of Goldfinger, Sum 41, Thrice, Atreyu, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, etc. participated in the cool performance, which Lyman described as a drunken jam session, reminiscent of past Warped barbecues. They even had a fan, identified as Twitch, sing a song before Fat Mike ran out, much to the crowd’s delight.

Once NOFX took the stage, they powered through 11 tracks, before being told to stop, but it was awesome nonetheless. The band were hilarious, energetic, and they managed to give Warped Tour a proper send-off, regardless of the circumstances.

All in all, the whole weekend was a blast. There may have been a few hiccups at the very end, but it actually worked out by making everything even more memorable. The iconic “punk rock summer camp” has been bringing people together for 25 years and it ended the way it should have, with a community joined together by the power of music.

Underoath, Circa Survive, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured On “Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3”

Fearless Records have revealed the details for their “Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3” compilation. The release will be available on July 26 and it will feature Underoath, Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, and more. You can find the cover art and track listing, along with some acoustic versions of Taking Back Sunday’s “A Decade Under The Influence” and Set It Off’s “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,“ below:

“Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3” Track Listing:

01. Dance Gavin Dance – “Story Of My Bros” (acoustic)
02. Circa Survive – “Act Appalled” (acoustic)
03. Taking Back Sunday – “A Decade Under The Influence” (acoustic)
04. Dashboard Confessional – “Screaming Infidelities” (acoustic)
05. Mayday Parade – “Take This To Heart” (acoustic)
06. Movements – “Colorblind” (acoustic)
07. Underoath – “A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White” (acoustic)
08. Don Broco – “Come Out To LA” (acoustic)
09. Set It Off – “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (acoustic)
10. As It Is – “Okay” (acoustic)
11. Grayscale – “Atlantic” (acoustic)
12. The Almost – “Hand Grenade” (acoustic)