Underoath, Four Year Strong, & Currents Added To 2023 HeartSupport Fest

Underoath, Four Year Strong, and Currents have been added to next year’s HeartSupport Fest. That event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on February 18-19 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

February 18: Parkway Drive, Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Comeback Kid, The Word Alive, Bleed From Within, He Is Legend, Currents, and Bloodlines.

February 19: Rise Against, The Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Four Year Strong, ’68, Harm’s Way, Silent Planet, and Prison.

NOFX’s Fat Mike To Open Punk Rock Museum In Las Vegas, NV

According to Spin. NOFX’s Mike “Fat Mike” Burkett will be opening a 12,000-square-foot Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, NV on January 13. The facility will feature items from Debbie Harry, Devo, Rise Against, Sum 41, and more. It will also include various interactive exhibits.

Burkett recruited a 10-person “punk-rock collective” to create this “church of punk rock.” It included musicians and investors such as Pat Smear (Foo Fighters), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Kevin Lyman, (Vans Warped Tour), and pro-skater Tony Hawk. Burkett said the following:

“If you’re a punk band, you’re fucking in. It’s that simple.”

“We want people to come from Indonesia and see the flier of their band on the wall. You know how proud they would feel? I want anyone in a punk band around the world to have that opportunity.”

Vinnie Fiorello (ex-Less Than Jake) also commented:

“This is a love letter to punk rock. We want to show this common passion amongst so many different people for this form of music.”

Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise) added:

“[Punk] becomes the soundtrack of your life. It’s such a dedicated fanbase and these people are in it for fucking life. When people get into punk rock, they really sink their teeth into it and don’t let go. We wanted to create a place for these people and for people who don’t know much about it.”

Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Etc. Set For 2023 When We Were Young Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2023 When We Were Young Festival. The event will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, NV on October 21 and it will feature: Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Offspring, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, Yellowcard, Sum 41, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, 5 Seconds Of Summer, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Something Corporate, Gym Class Heroes, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Michelle Branch, Saves The Day, MxPx, The Academy Is…, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Finch, Movements, Waterparks, Relient K, Goldfinger, Beach Bunny, Joyce Manor, AJJ, The Ataris, Plain White T’s, The Front Bottoms, The Wrecks, Citizen, The Veronicas, Zebrahead, Set It Off, No Pressure, Tiger’s Jaw, Hot Mulligan, Lit, Ekkstacy, Knuckle Puck, Kenny Hoopla, Fenix TX, Games We Play, Magnolia Park, and Jean Dawson.

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs Recruits Rise Against, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Etc. For First-Ever “HeartSupport Fest”

August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs has announced his first-ever “HeartSupport Fest.” The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on February 18-19 and it will raise money for the singer’s HeartSupport organization.

The following artists will perform:

  • Rise Against
  • Parkway Drive
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • Spiritbox
  • August Burns Red
  • Silverstein
  • Memphis May Fire
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Comeback Kid
  • The Word Alive
  • Bleed From Within
  • Harm’s Way
  • ’68
  • He Is Legend
  • Bloodlines
  • Prison

Luhrs commented:

“Our mission with HeartSupport Fest is not to recreate the festival experience, but to bring the self-care and self-love conversation to the forefront of the festival community by creating a space that promotes active dialogue around challenges that we all face, as musicians, fans, and everything in between.

I’m beyond excited to announce we will be hosting a music festival to benefit HeartSupport and the community! Having the opportunity to host a mission-based music festival with some of my favorite fellow musicians is an absolute dream come true. Our goal with HeartSupport fest is to create a high-energy festival experience that highlights our core values of diversity, acceptance, inclusion, self-love and self-care, and mental health as priority.”

Blink-182 Reunite With Tom DeLonge, Announce World Tour

Blink-182 have officially reunited with Tom DeLonge. The band will hitting the road on a world tour in 2023/2024 and are also planning to release a new album. A new song, titled “Edging,” will be released on October 14.

Tour Dates:

Latin America:

03/11 Tijuana, Mexico – Imperial GNP (Festival)
03/14 Lima, Peru – Estadio San Marcos+
03/17-19 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina (Festival)
03/17-19 Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile (Festival)
03/21-22 Asuncion, Paraguay – Venue TBA
03/23-26 Bogotá, Colombia – Estereo Picnic (Festival)
03/24-26 São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brasil (Festival)
03/28 Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes+
04/01-2 Monterrey, Mexico – Venue TBA

North America:

05/04 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
05/06 Chicago, IL – United Center*
05/09 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena*
05/11 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena*
05/12 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre*
05/06 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse*
05/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena*
05/19 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
05/20 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena*
05/21 Boston, MA – TD Garden*
05/23 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*
05/24 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
05/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena*
05/27 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
06/14 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center*
06/16 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium*
06/20 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena*
06/22 San Jose, CA – SAP Center*
06/23 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center*
06/25 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena*
06/27 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena*
06/29 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*
06/30 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*
07/03 Denver, CO – Ball Arena*
07/05 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
07/07 Austin, TX – Moody Center*
07/08 Houston, TX – Toyota Center*
07/10 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena*
07/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – FLA Live Arena*
07/13 Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena*
07/14 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center*
07/16 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*

Europe/UK:

09/02 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro^
09/04 Belfast, UK – SSE Arena^
09/05 Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena^
09/08 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis^
09/09 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena^
09/12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena^
09/13 Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena^
09/14 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum^
09/16 Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena^
09/17 Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena^
09/19 Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena^
09/20 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle^
10/02 Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena^
10/03 Madrid, Spain – Wizink Centre^
10/04 Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi^
10/06 Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena^
10/08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome^
10/09 Paris, France – Accor Arena^
10/11 London, UK – The O2^
10/14 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena^
10/15 Manchester, UK – AO Arena^

North America:

10/21 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival

Australia/New Zealand:

02/09 Perth, Western Australia – RAC Arena!
02//11 Adelaide, South Australia – Entertainment Centre!
02/13 Melbourne, Victoria – Rod Laver Arena!
02/16 Sydney, New South Wales – Qudos Bank Arena!
02/19 Brisbane, Queensland – Entertainment Centre!
02/23 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena!
02/26 Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Arena!

+ With support from Wallows
* With support from Turnstile
^ With support from The Story So Far
! With Support from Rise Against

Anti-Flag Share Music Video For New Song “The Fight Of Our Lives” Featuring Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath And Bad Religion’s Brian Baker

Anti-Flag have premiered a new video for their new song “The Fight Of Our Lives.” The track, which features Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath and Bad Religion’s Brian Baker, is from the band’s new album “Lies They Tell Our Children,” which will be released on January 6.

The group commented:

“To us, this song is a unique demonstration of the power of community. Bringing in Tim and Brian was just to drive the nail home that this shit takes all of us. The predication of punk rock, to leave things better than you found them, to give a fuck about more than just yourself… The planet can’t spare another day before we take massive steps to stop catastrophic, human-made disaster. Nuclear arsenals are on the rise. Millions are displaced around the world. From Ukraine to Yemen, there are currently 27 major conflicts on the planet. Corporate and terrorist networks are reaping massive profits from the bloodshed and division being sewn.

A growing international neo-fascist crusade is spreading across the world hell bent on furthering a movement rooted in racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and every other kind of bigotry imaginable. Extremist religious movements grow more emboldened to seize power over the world’s governments enacting laws such as the Supreme Court has in the United States, where the human right to an abortion is being banned.

We are truly in the fight of our lives. It’s a time to stand up and be counted. We are at a historic tipping point in human civilization where we can swing towards peace, empathy, optimism, justice, and human rights for all, or we can swing towards more of this ominous rising tide which has already brought so much inequality, pain and death.”

Rise Against Surprise Release New EP “Nowhere Generation II”, Premiere “Last Man Standing” Video

Rise Against have digitally released a new EP titled “Nowhere Generation II.” The effort, which will also be available on cassette on July 15 and on vinyl on October 28, features the following tracks: “The Answer,” “Last Man Standing,” “This Time It’s Personal,” “Pain Mgmt,” and “Holding Patterns.” You can find an official video for “Last Man Standing” below:

Director Ryan Valdez said the following about the new video:

“‘Last Man Standing’ was a way of expressing some frustration with our world in regards to exploitation, public alienation and human inequality. As you see in the video, we are fed through this race of survival. Only to be taken down, regardless of our success or efforts. Almost as if the game was rigged, designed to set us up for failure.”

Frontman Tim McIlrath added:

“I think of Rise Against as dystopian art. Like any good dystopian art endeavor, you’re singing about the world and what it might be like if we keep going down the road we’re going down. It’s the inevitable conclusion of what would happen if we keep making the same decisions. That’s what dystopian art is designed to do, to make you realize that and inspire you to make some changes. ‘Last Man Standing’ is looking down that road and trying to paint a picture of what it looks like.”

Rise Against Cancel Immediate Live Dates After Members Of Their Touring Party Test Positive For COVID-19

Rise Against have cancelled their immediate live dates due to some positive COVID-19 cases within their touring party. The band issued the following statement:

“Some unfortunate news… We have just learned of some positive COVID-19 cases in our touring party. As a result, we’re going to have to cancel tonight’s show in Edmonton, as well as tuesday’s show in Seattle. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase. For the shows we missed this run, we’ll look to get back to you all as soon as we can. Stay safe out there, and we hope to see you soon.”

Rise Against Share New Interactive Video For “Talking To Ourselves”

Rise Against have shared a new video for their song “Talking To Ourselves.” The interactive clip “features evolving and cryptic transmissions for fans to discover via QR codes.” The track appears on the band’s latest album “Nowhere Generation.” Director Ryan Valdez commented:

“The intention behind the video was to yet again shed light on us as a society and to expand on the feeling that we have progressively lost our humanity. In our video, the QR codes represent little windows to the world outside of our bubbles, only to be dismissed and swiped onto the next event. It feels so bleak. Heartbreaking headlines are so disposable and just another hashtag buried in the news of celebrity gossip and trending dances. As we watch and Tim sings ‘Are we talking to ourselves,’ I hope it reminds us to be human, listen, speak up and do better.”

Stick To Your Guns To Replace Rotting Out On Rise Against & Pennywise’s April North American Tour

Rotting Out have dropped off their upcoming tour with Rise Against and Pennywise due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Stick To Your Guns will now be taking their place. Here’s the dates for that run:

04/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Music Center
04/12 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/14 Winnipeg, MT – Canada Life Centre
04/16 Calgary, AB – Big Four Roadhouse
04/17 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
04/19 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
04/21 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
04/22 Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater