You can watch video footage in the replies from when Rookie of the Year played a surprise acoustic set at the Pike Room in Michigan last night. They are currently on a headlining tour with Monty Are I.
AP.net is sponsoring the second annual Give It All You Got Festival, which takes place on May 30th in Warrenton, VA. The festival features Mercy Mercedes, Holiday Parade, Jimmy Robbins, Go Radio, Patent Pending, Love & Reverie and a long list of other bands. You can find all of the details on the festival's AP.net profile.
We have two pairs of tickets to give away for Blue October's upcoming tour. One pair for May 17th in Columbus, OH (Rock On The Ridge) and one pair for June 12th in San Antonio, TX (Sunset Station). The first two people who reply to this post and can go to the shows (you must supply your own transportation) will win tickets.
The AP.net-sponsored What Is Love Tour will be adding more West Coast and Midwest dates soon with Monty Are I as direct support for Rookie of the Year. Some dates are on ROTY's myspace, the rest will be confirmed by mid-next week. If you look at their MySpace, you'll also see that Rookie of the Year are now unsigned.
Suckers have added several new shows over the next few months. Their self-titled debut EP, produced by Anand Wilder of Yeasayer, is in stores next Tuesday the 14th. You can download their single "It Gets Your Body Movin'" for free here.
The Secret Handshake will be heading out on his headlining "No Parents, No Rules" tour on May 3rd; most of the dates are below, although more will be released soon. His new album My Name Up In Lights is out April 21st through Triple Crown and the video for first single "All For You" will be out in early May. The Morning Of will appear on the May 6th-26th dates.
The All Points West Festival line-up has been announced, taking place July 31st-August 2nd at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Headliners include Beastie Boys, Coldplay and Tool, and other acts include Vampire Weekend, My Bloody Valentine, MSTRKRFT, Gogol Bordello, Fleet Foxes, Telepathe, Echo and the Bunnymen, Neko Case and lots more. Full line-up is in the replies.
Most of the line-up for this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals have been announced, taking place August 28th-30th in the UK. Headliners are Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead and Kings of Leon, and other acts include Fall Out Boy, Brand New, The Prodigy, Bloc Party, Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AFI, The Gossip, Glasvegas, The Gaslight Anthem and plenty more. You can find line-ups for each respective festival in the links above.
Shout Out Out Out Out will be releasing their sophomore album Reintegration Time on May 5th through Normals Welcome Records, with guest vocals from Cadence Weapon and San Serac. You can download their new song "How Do I Maintain Pt. II" on RCRD LBL and find their US tour dates in the replies.
Tera Melos's March tour dates (support RX Bandits, playing SXSW and then supporting These Arms Are Snakes) can be found in the replies. Their new album will be out near the end of 2009 on Sargent House, and their previous album Drugs to the Dear Youth will be out on vinyl in time for their April tour.