Since January 2013, My Darkest Days singer, Matt Walst, has the front man for Three Days Grace. Former singer, Adam Gontier left the band in the first few days of 2013 due to mental health issues. Matt was a temporary singer at first, but was made official in June of 2013. They also recently released a statement reiterating this official announcement. Most seem to have forgotten that this was announced last year, and have made a big fuss about it.
Contrary to the false popular belief, Adam Gontier has been the only vocalist on the records. Many began mistaking Matt Walst for Adam not only at shows, but on the records. With the exception of the three sample songs they released along with the announcement of Adam's departure (Riot, The High Road, and Chalk Outline.), Matt had not previously recorded with the band. That is until now.
Today, Three Days Grace released a brand new song, "Painkiller" via YouTube. You can check the song out below. Please feel free to give your feedback on the song, as well as the change in sound for the band.
Eleven more bands have joined the 2014 Vans Warped tour lineup. The full lineup should be out by the end of this month, but for now, we still have plenty to learn about.
The latest announcements are as follows:
Lionize, DJ Scout, Fit For A King (July 15 through August 3), Sleeper Agent (July 11 through July 29), Lost In Society (June 25 through August 3), American Pin Up (July 15 through July 24), Icon For Hire, ACDIC (June 13 through the 22), The Lost Boys (July 16 through the 20th), Scare Don't Fear, and Mod Son (July 8 through July 15.)
To see the full lineup of bands, please go to vanswarpedtour.com/bands. You can get your tickets now for every date, including the kick off party on April 1 in Los Angeles, CA, and the 'Road To Warped tour' show in Anchorage, AK by going here.
Also, The Summer Set's own Jess Bowen has posted a drum cover of Bastille's single, "Pompeii." You can watch her cover below as well as purchase it on iTunes. Catch the Summer Set on the 2014 Vans Warped tour along with all the other bands listed above and on the official Vans Warped Tour website.
Back in December, A Day To Remember released their video for their lead single off of Common Courtesy, "Right Back At It Again." Today, they released the behind the scenes footage of that video. Watch the official video for "Right Back At It Again" below, as well as the behind the scenes footage.
SXSW stands for 'South By Southwest' and is usually a large festival in Austin, Texas, for all things entertainment. From musicians, to movies, to television actors, and YouTubers, its all there.
One thing nobody expected to be at this festival, was any deaths or injuries. About 12:30am on March 13, 2014, a drunk driver drove into a crowd of people. He caused two deaths, and twenty three injuries. It has been said that the driver was fleeing a DUI check point while being chased by the police.
According to Art Acevedo, Austin's chief of police, the two that were killed were on a moped that was struck by the driver after he had barreled into a group of people gathering outside the Mohawk for the House Of Vans showcase.
After crashing through a barricade and into that crowd of people, he stopped the vehicle and attempted to flee by foot. Police officers eventually caught the man, and took him into custody. The man has yet to be named to the public, but is facing two accounts of capital murder, and twenty three counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle.
Five of the people injured are in critical condition, but the rest appear to be in decent condition.
Due to this incident, the show that everyone was lined up to see did not happen. Tyler The Creator was due to perform and tweeted the Tweet below.
You can also watch some rather graphic footage from directly after the incident below.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all of those injured in this incident, and to the families of those who lost their lives due to this.
SXSW is still happening now through March 16th. For more details on the events this festival still has in store, please go to sxsw.com.
Soon enough, the full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped tour will be announced and twelve more bands were just added! Joining hte Vans Warped tour lineup are The Summer Set, For All Those Sleeping, Get Scared, DJ Nicola Bear, DangerKids, Dayshell, One OK Rock, Pacific Dub, Pvris, Heart To Heart, Watsky, and Wax.
The rest of the lineup so far includes the following. Some bands will only be at select dates, others will be on the full tour. Check your date to find out who all is playing your venue. The bands that are playing the full tour, or will be on the tour for a set time slot are listed below. If it does not say, those may be the bands playing just selected dates.
It has also been announced that YouTube sensation Bryan Stars will be on all of Warped tour, and coming along with him will be DeeFizzy, Johnnie Guilbert, IamCyr, and Kaitlin Witcher. All that were just mentioned are 'YouTubers.' All except DeeFizzy have made videos to announce this event. To check those out, please click their names.
Among all the bands announced, Warped tour has also announced that you can now get custom Warped shirts through KingsRoadMerch.com. The prices vary between $16 and $30. Please check their website for further information.
Tickets for the 2014 Vans Warped tour are now on sale, and the tour begins officially on June 13 and ends on August 3.
The official kick off party is happening in Los Angeles, California on April 1. While that might be April Fools Day, this is no joke and Issues, SECRETS, Bad Rabbits, This Wild Life and three surprise guests will all be playing. Tickets are available now and start at $15. Get tickets while you still can here.
There is also the 'Road to Warped tour' show on June 13, in Anchorage, AK. That show features three stages, which include a local stage, and an acoustic one. The lineup includes All Time Low, 30h!3, Falling In Reverse, LessthanJake, The Devil Wears Prada, and Yellowcard. Click here to learn more.
Keep in mind that you can hear the brand new band announcements each week on Fuse network's broadcast of Warped Roadies at 11/10C PM. Check your local listings to find out what channel Fuse is for you. Bands will also continue to be announced through the end of March.
After the release of the EP of acoustic covers done completely just by Zach Myers and Brent Smith of Shinedown, Zach has decided to embark on a tour!
The tour begins on March 27, 2014 in Elizabethton, TN, and a full list of dates are below. Please contact your venue for further details.
3.27 Bonnie Kate Theatre & Cafe, Elizabethton TN
3.28 Amos' Southend, Charlotte NC
3.30 Hog Tails Bar & Grill, Pendleton SC (w. E L I S I U M)
4.03 Lucky's Pub and Grill, Valdosta GA
4.04 Brewster's Pit, Jacksonville FL (w. ELISIUM)
4.05 Rachel's 1190, Savannah GA
4.07 YABO, Fort Myers FL (w. ELISIUM)
4.10 Voodoo Cantina, Biloxi MS (w. ELISIUM)
4.11 Woody's, Keithville LA (w. ELISIUM)
4.12 BFE Rock Club Houston TX
4.13 Grand Stafford Theater, College Station TX (w. ELISIUM) 4.14 The Falls, San Antonio TX (w. Like A Storm)
4.17 Poor David's Pub, Dallas TX (w. Like A Storm)
4.18 Undercurrent, Tulsa OK (w. Like A Storm)
4.19 Saloon No.9, Kansas City MO (w. Like A Storm)
4.21 Wooly's, Des Moines IA (w. Like A Storm)
4.22 Shamrocks Pub & Grill, Omaha NE (w. Like A Storm)
4.23 Tailgators, Bolingbrook IL (w. Like A Storm)
4.25 Streeters GroundZero, Traverse City MI (w. Like A Storm) 4.26 The Machine Shop, Flint MI (w. Like A Storm)
4.27 The Foundry, Jackson MI (w. Like A Storm)
4.28 Thompson House Newport, Newport KY (w. Like A Storm) 4.30 Spillway Bar and Grill, Bowling Green KY (w. Like A Storm)
The event Immortal Music will be attending is at Yabo in Fort Myers, Florida on April 7. This event is twenty one and up, and it is free! This information may not apply to other shows, hence why it is highly stressed that you contact the venue in your town for further details.
If you are southwest Florida and would like to learn more about the show Immortal Music will be attending, please click here.
The internet has been all a buzz with a rumor of a legendary tour. Well, the rumors have been proven true. Linkin Park announced today that they will be embarking on a tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI this August. The tour is titled the Carnivores tour, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has spoken up about the name of the tour. He states, "Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed.”
Tickets and meet and greet packages are on pre-sale now. However, pre-sale tickets are only available if you join the LP Underground. Further information about that will available at lpunderground.com.
The tour begins on August 8, 2014 at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. All tour dates can be found at carnivorestour.com The tour runs from August 8 to September 19. Get your tickets for this legendary tour while tickets are available!
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.