The Amity Affliction Postpone European/UK Tour Due To Mental Health Issues

The Amity Affliction have postponed their European/UK tour due to mental health issues. The trek will now take place in early 2023 with Fit For A King, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and Gideon set to open.

Vocalist Joel Birch issued the following statement:

“For anyone who has been following our band over the past 18 years it will come as no surprise that we as a band have had ongoing struggles with our mental health. We have never cancelled a tour. Ever. We have played almost dead, we have played crippled, we have played when I (Joel, who is writing this) have been close to killing myself, and not once have we ever pumped the brakes when we definitely should have.

We have had a system of time off between tours that has worked for us for the most part, but in the depths of Covid we agreed to break this structure as all we wanted to do at the times was tour. We committed to back to back USA and European tours and we are in a situation now where we can’t consciously embark safely on both tours and need to briefly pump the brakes.

Some members of the band need to seek help for their mental health, issues that were compounded during the worst of Covid. We are at a point where if we were to force them to continue our European tour as it stands, directly after the US tour, we would risk having to face a situation far worse than a cancelled tour, and that’s not a risk we are willing – nor should anyone be willing – to take.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, in fact this is the fastest selling headline tour we have announced, but what matters to us foremost is making sure that our brothers have the space and time to tackle the parts of their lives that need to be addressed. Sadly, within the music industry – and indeed the larger entertainment and hospitality industries within which we coexist – the schedules that artists are expected to keep maintaining to remain relevant are brutal.

This has created a culture and an atmosphere that almost rewards abuse, which leads to extremely poor mental health issues that mostly roll on disregarded. The music industry is a behemoth that moves on without the artists it spits out, and so if we were to ignore this situation and abandon the love we have for our friends, EXPECTING them to embark on a timeline of touring that would very likely destroy them and us, life would go, just not for us. Not for our band. Not for all the people who love them, and not for our, our extremely loyal and beloved fans.

Thankfully this is FAR from a break up statement. It’s just us, asking for your understanding as we move our European tour and give our friends and brothers the time to heal some wounds that have been left unattended. Without a debut we will be back in Europe and the UK, it will just be a little later than planned. The US tour will go ahead as scheduled, and all future plans are still in place.

We do apologize – deeply and sincerely – for this move, but as I have stated above, sometimes you need to pump the brakes, and that time for us is now.”

Tour Dates:

01/11 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
01/13 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
01/15 London, UK – Electric Brixton
01/16 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
01/18 Bristol, UK – SWX
01/19 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
01/20 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
01/22 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
01/23 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
01/24 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
01/25 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
01/27 Wien, AUT – Simm City
01/28 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
01/29 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
01/30 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/01 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/02 Hannover, GER – Faust
02/03 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
02/04 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk

Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster Announce Tampa, FL Show

Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster will be performing at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL on September 22. The show, which will also feature Gideon, will mark the group’s first since Dallas Taylor’s 2016 ATV accident. As previously reported, the band will also be performing at the Furnace Fest in Birmingham, AL on February 24.

The Amity Affliction Add UK Dates To Upcoming Tour With Counterparts, Gideon, & SeeYouSpaceCowboy

The Amity Affliction have added some UK dates to their upcoming European tour with Counterparts, Gideon, and SeeYouSpaceCowboy. You can find the updated schedule for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/07 Koln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
10/08 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/09 London, UK – Electric Brixton
10/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
10/11 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
10/12 Bristol, UK – SWX
10/13 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/17 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/18 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
10/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
10/21 Wien, AUT – Simm City
10/22 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
10/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/27 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
10/28 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/29 Hannover, GER – Pavilion

The Amity Affliction Announce European Tour With Counterparts, Gideon, & SeeYouSpaceCowboy

The Amity Affliction have announced a headlining European tour. Counterparts, Gideon, and SeeYouSpaceCowboy will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/07 Koln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
10/08 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
10/13 Paris, FRA – Le Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
10/16 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/17 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
10/18 Milan, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
10/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage
10/21 Wien, AUT – Simm City
10/22 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
10/23 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry
10/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
10/27 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
10/28 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/29 Hannover, GER – Pavillon

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

While She Sleeps Announce East Coast Shows With Gideon

While She Sleeps have announced some East Coast shows with Gideon. Here’s the dates:

04/27 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
04/30 New York City, NY – Gramercy Theater
05/05 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/07 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
05/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/21 Nashville, TN – The End (no Gideon)

Wage War Announce U.S. Tour With While She Sleeps, The Plot In You, Gideon, & Chamber

Wage War have announced a spring U.S. tour. Gideon and Chamber will join the band on most dates. While She Sleeps and The Plot In You will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/22 Tampa, FL – WXTB 98 Rock Fest
04/23 Orlando, FL – WJRR Earthday Birthday
04/25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre (feat. While She Sleeps)
04/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (feat. While She Sleeps)
04/28 Newark, NJ – TDHA Rock The Rock Fest
04/29 Albany, NY – Empire Live (feat. While She Sleeps)
04/30 Worcester, MA – Big Gig
05/01 Portland, ME – Aura (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/03 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/04 Reading, PA – Reverb (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/06 Milwaukee, WI – WHQG Hog Fest
05/07 Minneapolis, MN – KXXR Twin City Takeover
05/08 Fargo, ND – The Sanctuary (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/10 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/12 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/13 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/14 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/15 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/17 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Deluxe (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (feat. While She Sleeps)
05/21 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal (feat. The Plot In You)
05/22 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
05/24 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (feat. The Plot In You)
05/25 Destin, FL – Club LA (feat. The Plot In You)
05/28 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (feat. The Plot In You)

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.


May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

Varials, Wristmeetrazor, Bloodbather, Vended, Etc. Set For The Underbelly Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural edition of The Underbelly Music Festival. The event will take place at the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA on December 19 and it will feature: Backslide, Bloodbather, For Your Health, Gideon, Gizmo, Hazing Over, Kaonashi, Kamayada+, L’exquisite Douleur, Left to Suffer, Moodring, Omerta, Prxjek, Sinizter, Sleep Waker, The Callous Daoboys, The Funeral Portrait, Varials, Vctms, Vended, Vincente Void, and Wristmeetrazor.

Poison The Well, Counterparts, Etc. Drop Off 2021 Furnace Fest, Glassjaw, Anthony Green, Etc. Added

Poison The Well, Counterparts, Copeland, and Life In Your Way have dropped off the 2021 Furnace Fest. With this news, it has also been revealed that Glassjaw, Anthony Green, The Classic Crime, Dying Wish, and Varials have been added to the lineup. The festival will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Silent Planet, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, The Classic Crime. Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Deafheaven, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, Glassjaw, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mineral, Nominee, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, Andrew W.K., Anthony Green, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Darkest Hour, Dying Wish, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Love Is Red, Meadows, Microwave, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, Unearth, and Varials.