Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, Etc. Added To 2021 Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Pup, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Beach Bunny, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, GWAR, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Blink-182, The Used, Etc. Set For 2021 Four Chord Music Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Four Chord Music Fest. The event will take place at Wild Things Park in Washington, PA on July 17 and it will feature: Blink-182, The Used, State Champs, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, the Ataris, Hit the Lights, Sleep On It, Eternal Boy, Patent Pending, Keep Flying, Fortune Cove, and Look Out Loretta.

Body Count, Trivium, Fit For An Autopsy, Etc. Members To Take Part In “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground” Charity Event

Will Putney (Fit For An Autopsy, END) has announced a special livestreamed charity event for the American Civil Liberties Union. The virtual event, which is being called “We Can Do Better: Words From The Underground,” will take place on June 14 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT and it will find musicians, labels, producers, etc. taking part in discussions and various giveaways.

The following participants have been confirmed:

  • Ice-T (Body Count)
  • Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
  • Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Kurt Ballou (Converge, God City)
  • Andrew Marsh (Thy Art Is Murder)
  • Tom Williams (Stray From The Path)
  • Scott Vogel (Terror)
  • Todd Jones (Nails)
  • Buddy Nielson (Senses Fail)
  • Alan Day and Dan O’Connor (Four Year Strong)
  • Josh Smith (Northlane)
  • Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
  • Anthony Martini (E-Town Concrete, Commission)
  • Patrick Sheridan (Fit For An Autopsy)
  • Brendan Garrone (Incendiary)
  • James Pligge (Harms Way)
  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts, END)
  • Ethan Harrison (Great American Ghost)
  • Mark Lewis (Producer)
  • Anthony DiDio (Vein)
  • Monte Conner (Nuclear Blast)
  • Justin Louden (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Carl Severson (Ferret, Good Fight Music)
  • Equal Vision Records
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Relapse Records
  • Closed Casket Activities
  • Good Fight Entertainment
  • Ferret Records
  • Liquid Metal
  • Metal Injection
  • Evil Greed

Putney commented:

“To be honest I was initially torn about doing this. The distaste and rage I have for our systemic issues in this country are more palpable than they ever have been. But I am NOT the voice of the oppressed, and I would never pretend to be.

What I can do is sit down with my fellow artists, friends, peers, and heroes alike and start a conversation about what we CAN do to support institutions for positive change, because something HAS to change. And the money that will roll in from this event will go to the experts. The ACLU. The Civil Rights organization that has fought for the purest form of free speech, justice, and equality for ONE HUNDRED YEARS (let one hundred years sink in for a second). The work that they are heavily involved in today aims to tackle these systemic issues.

The artists who will appear on this livestream come from different corners of life, different upbringings, different tax brackets. Naturally, some people are more comfortable expressing their opinions and beliefs to the public than others. I ask that you do not expect fire and brimstone from everyone, and do not scorn those who’d like to have a lighthearted conversation about music. The act of participating and donating sought after items to a worthy charity should be enough for you to understand their intentions.

This raffle will be one for the books. Extremely rare items, tons of merch, test presses and limited vinyl, music gear, it goes on and on. A lot of those involved are bringing something special and I truly thank them for parting with sacred items.

The link is live to start donating now. We will be announcing more details and giveaways soon.

http://www.soundrink.live

If you’d like to participate on any level just message me.

Go big or go home.”

Silverstein Announce Rescheduled Dates For 20th Anniversary Tour

As previously reported, Silverstein were forced to postpone their 20th anniversary tour with Four Year Strong and I The Mighty due to the coronavirus pandemic. That trek has now officially been rescheduled for this summer.

Tour Dates:

07/24 Toronto, ON – Danfort Music Hall
07/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
07/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
07/28 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak
07/31 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/01 New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theater
08/02 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
08/04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
08/10 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
08/11 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
08/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
08/15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
08/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
08/19 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
08/21 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/22 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
08/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
08/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
08/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08/28 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live

Silverstein Postpone 20th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein have postponed the remaining shows on their 20th anniversary tour with Four Year Strong and I The Mighty due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band posted the below statement on Instagram:

Four Year Strong Premiere “Learn To Love The Lie” Video

Four Year Strong have premiered a new video for their new song “Learn To Love The Lie.” This track is from the band’s new album “Brain Pain,” which will be released on February 28. The group commented:

“‘Learn To Love The Lie’ was one of the first songs we wrote for ‘Brain Pain’. Its about being stuck in a mutually miserable relationship, but you’re both too much of a coward to leave. If you’re going to lie to yourself about being happy, you might as well learn to love it. Lets not kid ourselves…We’ve all been there.”

Four Year Strong Premiere New Songs “Talking Myself In Circles” & “Brain Pain”

Four Year Strong have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “Brain Pain” on February 28. You can find a new video for “Talking Myself In Circles” off the effort, along with a stream of the title track below:

“Brain Pain” Track Listing:

01. “It’s Cool”
02. “Get Out Of My Head”
03. “Crazy Pills”
04. “Talking Myself In Circles”
05. “Learn To Love the Lie”
06. “Brain Pain”
07. “Mouth Full Of Dirt”
08. “Seventeen”
09. “Be Good When I’m Gone”
10. “The Worst Part About Me”
11. “Usefully Useless”
12. “Young At Heart”

More Bands Added To 2020 Slam Dunk Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 Slam Dunk Festival in the UK. That event will be held in Leeds on May 23 and Hatfield on May 24. Here’s the updated lineup: Sum 41, Don Broco, NOFX, Billy Talent, State Champs, The Used, The Story So Far, Refused, Pennywise, Reel Big Fish, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, Four Year Strong, Basement, Young Guns, We Are The In Crowd, Knuckle Puck, Your Demise, The Vandals, Face to Face, Ice Nine Kills, Bedouin Soundclash, Comeback Kid, Issues, Bayside, Dream State, Hands Like Houses, Deez Nuts, Movements, Fit For A King, Mom Jeans, Grayscale, and Free Throw.

Silverstein Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein have announced the dates for their 20th anniversary tour. The trek will find the band performing three sets including a “Discovering The Waterfront” set, a greatest hits set, and a stripped-down acoustic set. Four Year Strong and I The Mighty will open.

Shane Told commented:

“It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years as a band! It feels like just yesterday we were starting this thing in Josh‘s basement – singing out of Shel Silverstein books and National Geographic magazines – and here we are embarking on our biggest tour ever. Playing three sets is definitely a huge undertaking, but you only turn 20 once. I’m excited to give our fans the longest show of our career – pulling out all the stops.”

“It’s been an amazing 20 years and this epic show is our way of saying thank you to all of our fans who jam out to us – whether they have been there since the first EP or just discovered us last month. We have the best fans in the world. Their endless support has been the reason we have been able to do this constantly for the last 20 years – to give back with this tour is the least we can do.”

Tour Dates:

01/10 Tarwin Lower, AUS – UNIFY Festival
01/12 Manila, PHL – The Skydome
01/15 Honolulu, HAI – Hawaiian Brian’s

With Hawthorne Heights:

02/07 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
02/08 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
02/11 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
02/12 Frankfurt Am Main, GER – Batschkapp
02/13 Berlin-Altglienicke, GER – SO36
02/14 Hamberg, GER – Markthalle
02/15 Köln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria

With Four Year Strong & I The Mighty:

02/28 London, ON – London Music Hall
02/29 Montreal, QC – Le National
03/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
03/03 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/04 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 New York, NY – Webster Hall
03/07 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
03/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/10 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
03/11 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
03/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/14 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/15 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
03/16 Houston, TX Warehouse
03/19 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/20 San Antonio, TX – Vibes
03/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/22 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
03/24 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/25 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
03/27 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
03/28 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
03/29 San Francisco, CA – Regency
03/31 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/01 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/05 Kansas City, MO – Truman
04/07 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
04/09 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
04/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
04/11 Toronto, ON – Danforth

More information can be found HERE.