Rancid releases new song, “Telegraph Avenue,” from upcoming album “Trouble Maker”

Rancid just dropped a new song, “Telegraph Avenue,” from their upcoming album, Trouble Maker.

Trouble Maker, the veteran Bay Area band’s ninth studio album, hits on June 9 from Hellcat/Epitaph Records. Produced by longtime collaborator Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), it’s the follow-up to 2014’s …Honor Is All We Know.

Rancid are touring all summer in support of the new record. Before covering North America on the From Boston To Berkely tour with Dropkick Murphys, the band will embark on a UK run with Green Day while playing some summer festivals in Europe. See the complete list of cities and dates below.

Rancid tour dates:

06/04 – Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival *
06/06 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Arena Stožice *
06/09 – Bern, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival *
06/11 – Paris, France @ Download Festival *
06/12 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal *
06/14 – Lucca, Italy @ Piazza Napoleone *
06/15 – Lombardy, Italy @ I-Days Festival At Monza Park *
06/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/17 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock Festival *
06/18 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sportarena *
06/21 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Scandinavium *
06/23 – Bremen, Germany @ Hurricane Festival *
06/24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival *
06/28 – Belfast, Ireland @ Ormeau Park *
06/29 – Dublin, Ireland @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham *
07/01 – London, England Hyde Park *
07/03 – Sheffield, England @ Sheffield Arena *
07/04 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park  *
07/07 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival *
07/08 – Lugo, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
07/27 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion **
07/28 – Montreal, QC @ ’77 Montreal Festival **
07/29 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach **
07/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica **
07/31 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre **
08/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE **
08/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier **
08/04 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage **
08/05 – Boston, MA @ Brockton Fairgrounds **
08/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk **
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island **
08/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion **
08/11 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park **
08/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Saltair **
08/13 – Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre **
08/15 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC Thunderbird Arena **
08/16 – Seattle, WA @WaMu Theater At Century Link Field Events Center **
08/18 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Avila Beach **
08/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium **
08/20 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek **
08/22 – Chandler, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center **
08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park In The Park **
08/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center **
08/26 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater **

* with Green Day
** with Dropkick Murphys

Parkway Drive are halfway done recording next album

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It’s hard to believe that Brisbane, Australia’s Parkway Drice released their latest record Ire nearly two years ago. But good news surfaced today, as the band revealed that they are about 70 percent of the way through recording new material.

In a recent interview done with MoreCore.TV, the metal warriors also noted that they’d be back in the studio very soon to finish up the process. Watch the full snippet below. (via Lambgoat)

The members of Parkway also commented on the band’s growth in their new music as compared to previous albums. One key word that vocalist Winston McCall used was “refinement.”

“It’s a bit of everything. It’s everything… I think the best way to describe it… it’s refinement,” McCall elaborated. “I think ideas that we’ve had in the past that are new, we’ve gone even further with new ideas, but things that we’ve always loved about the band we’ve just made sharper and more aggressive and have more impact and more statement to them. So, we’re not leaving things behind, but we’re definitely not staying in the same place.”

So how soon can we expect new a new Parkway Drive album? Seems like it’s just over the Horizons

VANNA Announces Breakup & Farewell Tour

ee15c0a555da47d738642f7174cb532453689a53After 13 years as a band and a bunch of solid and varying records, Vanna has decided to call it a day. The band posted the following statement, which really doesn’t go into detail as to why they’re hanging it up, though maybe they just don’t want to talk about it right now.

“Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we’d step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It’s helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming. After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it’s time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We’ve started families, careers, and new lives all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did. Words can’t begin to express what you have all done for us. In keeping with always sharing ourselves with you, we now turn to you to share one last time with us. Let’s make this tour a celebration of every moment and memory as well as make a bunch of new ones with some amazing friends and bands. Come sing your hearts out and inevitably cry your eyes out with us as we leave a little piece of Vanna on every stage. This isn’t goodbye forever, it’s just a ‘we’ll see you around’. Our music will be here whenever you need it, we truly love you and we will miss you all. But remember, all good things must come to an end, but all good things can begin again. Viva Vanna”

You can catch Vanna one last time on tour with a variety of different bands, including Ghost Key, Unwill, Crisis A.D., Sirens & Sailors, and a bunch more.

With Lions Lions, Ghost Key, Actor|Observer & Unwill:

6/9 Providence, RI @ The Met
6/10 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
6/11 Albany, NY @ Fuzebox

With Sirens & Sailors, Ghost Key & Crisis A.D.:

6/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
6/17 Howell, NJ @ Gamechanger Venue
6/18 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

With Phinehas, Ghost Key and Backwordz:

8/9 Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck
8/10 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
8/11 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
8/12 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

With TBA, Ghost Key & Backwordz:

8/18 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/19 Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
8/20 Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live