Industrial duo SKYND have shared their latest dark single and video, ‘Michelle Carter’.
Vocalist Skynd explains “This is unlike any of the other cases I have focused on. Crime has changed since the advent of smartphones. This is a very modern true crime case, the fact that there is a written record of everything that they wrote each other… This really helped me in the research phase, as I was able to use their actual words, because they were available to me.
“The quote, ‘Sometimes things happen and we never have the answer why’ – this really stuck with me, because I still don’t understand, and I’m not sure that anyone definitively does.”
Skynd adds on the accompanying music video, “The thought was to take this different kind of song, and make a different kind of video. It made sense to make this our first lyric video since this lends well to the case, due to the text messages as the focus. But we couldn’t simply make a lyric video, we had to do something special. We decided to go with light based on how Michelle Carter portrayed herself in court, relying on innocence and florals. White seems innocent, but if you have one bloodstain on a white surface, you can’t hide it.”
Pop-Rock trio Waterparks have announced the details of a headline UK tour for August/September 2021.
The tour will celebrate the release of their upcoming fourth LP, ‘Greatest Hits’, which is set to be released on May 21st 2021 via Hopeless Records.
Check out the touring dates below.
2021: AUGUST 30 – GLASGOW, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut AUGUST 31 – LEEDS, The Key Club SEPTEMBER 01 – LONDON, Park Dome SEPTEMBER 03 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute SEPTEMBER 04 – LEEDS, Slam Dunk Festival North (Acoustic Set) (SOLD OUT!) SEPTEMBER 05 – HATFIELD, Slam Dunk Festival South (Acoustic Set) (SOLD OUT!)
Tickets for the 2021 tour dates are available via Pre-Sale and can be purchased by Pre-Ordering the band’s upcoming ‘Greatest Hits’ record via their Webstore.
After playing a couple of socially distanced shows which was around their formation last year, the band Salem have announced the details of their debut UK headlining tour.
James And The Cold Gun will be the support for the tour.
Will Gould had this to say about the announcement:
“We are so excited to announce that our passion project SALEM will be touring for the first time. Born in lockdown it feels surreal to be finally taking the band out into the real world for the first time, but never more appropriate. After a year of watching our music scene take hit after hit from COVID-19, reinforced by a real lack of support from our government, we have made a conscious effort to be playing a long intimate tour in independent venues. We owe so much to venues like these and are desperate to do our part.
“I haven’t performed in venues these sizes in a very long time and I’m so excited for sweaty stage dives and punk rock singalongs. This tour is going to be absolute carnage in the best possible way.”
DUE TO ONGOING CHALLENGES AND RESTRICTIONS POSED BY THE PANDEMIC WE ARE MOVING THE SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE TOUR TO 2022. IF YOU’RE UNABLE TO ATTEND REFUNDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE, BUT YOUR EXISTING TICKETS WILL BE HONORED. https://t.co/58Ft6AVmqp
Originally due to take place in 2020, Evanescence and Within Temptation’s Worlds Collide tour has once again been postponed.
Pushed back to 2022, the two bands co-headlining run of the EU and the UK will now be touring March and April 2022, with Evanescence stating,
“Well guys, we have to push this back one more time. We hate to make you wait longer but we are absolutely determined to make this tour we’ve all been looking forward to happening, so check out the new dates. We will be counting the days till we finally get to celebrate all this new music together.
“In the meantime, stay safe, stay sane, and keep your headbanging to The Bitter Truth! You will have no excuse not to know every word by next spring! We love you!”
Within Temptation add: “This is definitely not what we’ve wished for, but reality tells us otherwise: we have to postpone the Worlds Collide tour. Although we can’t make the current situation better than it is, we hope to put a big smile on your faces again soon, because… We haven’t been sitting still and we have a lot of cool stuff coming up for you! Until then, stay safe. And you know what? Third time’s a charm, so see you in March or April 2022!”
Here are the dates.
1st – Germany, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena 4th – First Direct Arena, Leeds 5th – The O2, London 7th – The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow 8th – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
One of the biggest selling, most iconic and much loved punk rock bands of all time, and just ahead of the release of their brilliant and hugely anticipated new album ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’, THE OFFSPRING have announced a UK arena tour for this November, the ‘Let The Bad Times Roll Tour’. On top of this, support on all dates will be the Swedish rock favourites, THE HIVES. Having a tour with two such incredible bands comes around very rarely these days, and this tour is one not to be missed under any circumstances.
THE OFFSPRING – “After nearly 2 years of not playing for our fans, the idea of getting in front of the UK crowds is beyond exciting! We can’t wait! See you soon!”
THE HIVES – ”Yes it’s true! The Hives will join The Offspring on their UK/Ireland invasion spreading the California punk sun by adding their own unique unfuckwithable version of arena garage rock. Missing out on the fun is for idiots. Sincerely The Hives”
ALL confirmed dates for the UK tour: Tuesday 23rd November – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Wednesday 24th November – Resorts World Arena Birmingham Friday 26th November – The SSE Wembley Arena London Saturday 27th November – The SSE Hydro Glasgow Monday 29th November – AO Arena Manchester Tuesday 30th November – First Direct Arena Leeds
Tickets on general sale Friday 9th April at 10am, ticket link – HERE Band pre-sale: Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 10am London & Glasgow Venue pre-sale : Wednesday 7th April 2021 at 10am Other Venues pre-sales : Thursday 8th April 2021 at 10am
On top of the tour, on April 16th THE OFFSPRING will be releasing their first new album in almost a decade. Their massively anticipated tenth studio album Let The Bad Times Roll will be available on Concord Records and can be pre-ordered HERE. The first single (supported by both Radio 1 and Radio 2 rock shows and added to the A list on both Kerrang! and Primordial A-lists) “Let The Bad Times Roll” is out now. The band have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, won countless awards, and have toured consistently, playing more than 500 shows in the last decade alone. Their music has had a lasting impact across film, television, and video games, making THE OFFSPRING a truly global phenomenon. The band is now comprised of singer Dexter Holland, guitarist Noodles, drummer Pete Parada and new bassist Todd Morse.
Belgian Quintet The Guru Guru have confirmed they are coming over to the UK later this year in August and November for a handful for headlining tour dates.
Support for the tour is set to come from The St. Pierre Snake Invasion.
Here are the tour dates.
AUGUST 11 – LEICESTER, Firebug AUGUST 12 – HULL, The Adelphi AUGUST 13 – NOTTINGHAM, The Chameleon AUGUST 14 – BIRMINGHAM, Dead Wax AUGUST 15 – MANCHESTER, Gullivers AUGUST 16 – GUILDFORD, The Boileroom AUGUST 17 – BRIGHTON, The Green Door Store AUGUST 19 – BRISTOL, Fernhill Farm (ArcTanGent Festival) SEPTEMBER 12 – LONDON, The Dome (Portals Festival) NOVEMBER 11 – LONDON, The Old Blue Last NOVEMBER 12 – LEEDS, Boom NOVEMBER 13 – BRISTOL, The Exchange