So much for watching bands play! To celebrate its tenth year in Chicago (Sept. 12-14), Riot Fest organizers have moved the festival to the northern section of Humdoldt Park, with an expanded footprint, more stages and more rides. The full press release is in the replies and you can find me playing mini-golf all weekend next month. Also, tickets are still on sale.
Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we're unfortunately not going to be able to play the first few festivals of our upcoming tour in Europe while he rests up. This will include our scheduled appearances at Summer Breeze today, Pukkelpop on Friday and Elb-Riot and X-Rockest this weekend. We apologize to our fans in Belgium and Germany who were attending these shows but we will be back soon to make up for this. We are going to be resuming our tour on August 19th in Berlin and all other upcoming shows including Reading and Leeds Festivals are unaffected.
The LA Times is reporting that House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood will be torn down to make room for more hotels and condos. Pretty sure this is the first place I saw Something Corporate, Gym Class Heroes, The Juliana Theory, and countless other bands during my collegiate stint in California.
"Regarding the story, our legendary House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard – the flagship for 20 years of our popular venues around the country – will operate business as usual while we look for a new home," the statement said. "We have a terrific relationship with our landlord who has other plans to develop the property and we’re working together on a very smooth transition. We have...
Ryan Hemsworth has announced the "Sucker for Punishment" tour, which will find the producer trekking North America this fall; he also says a new EP is on its way. Check out the dates in the replies, as well as his recent collaboration with UV Boi. More dates and support are yet to be announced.