Monday, November 29, 2010

Free Music: Cyber Monday Edition

>> Lately I've noticed that a bunch of great music has been made available for free. Some are only available if you post a tweet about it, and others are only available for the remainder of today - Cyber Monday. Since each of the following free music offers expires at a different time, I suggest taking advantage of every one as soon as possible :)

> You can download "1983" by Neon Trees through The Formula For Happiness on MySpace.

> Light The City
posted their self-titled EP as a free download on their Purevolume page.

> Get the "When We Find" EP by The Better Way for free through Purevolume by clicking here.
> You can also download Brighterside's "A Way With Words" EP for free through Purevolume.

> Sail By The Stars posted "The Night Owl" EP as a free download on Purevolume as well, but this one is only free for tonight! Take advantage by clicking here.

> As always, Tweet For A Track is offering up free downloads in exchange for one tweet. Songs available through this method include "Way Out" by Quietdrive, "Scenery" by Key To The Midway, "All I Want For Christmas" by Oh, The Story!, "Transient Colors" by Pacifica, & so many more.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tour Dates: 30 Seconds To Mars

>> 30 Seconds To Mars have announced dates for their headlining tour, set to take place between January 11 and February 5, 2011. Dates can be seen below, and you can get more information by clicking here.

Jan 11, 2011 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 12, 2011 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 14, 2011 - Pomona, CA @ The Fox
Jan 15, 2011 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Events Center
Jan 16, 2011 - Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall
Jan 18, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
Jan 21, 2011 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Jan 23, 2011 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jan 24, 2011 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jan 25, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
Jan 26, 2011 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
Jan 28, 2011 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan 30, 2011 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Jan 31, 2011 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Feb 2, 2011 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Feb 3, 2011 - Rochester, NY @ Armory
Feb 4, 2011 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Feb 5, 2011 - Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale

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Celebrate the Holidays With The Wonder Years

>> Hey, It's The Holidays... Why not celebrate with The Wonder Years? The band has announced that they will be performing their album The Upsides in its entirety at a string of shows in December, accompanied by Veara and A Loss For Words.

12/15/10 - Trumbull, CT @ Heirloom Art Center (Tickets)
12/16/10 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange (Tickets)
12/17/10 - Patchogue, NY @ Karma (Tickets)
12/18/10 - Providence, RI @ Club Hell (Tickets)
12/19/10 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (Tickets)

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New Videos From Paramore

>> Paramore have posted a bunch of videos this month, including a music video for their latest single "Playing God." You can watch that video and two others below.

> Official Music Video for "Playing God":

> Behind the scenes look at the making of the official "Playing God" video:

> A video of Paramore covering "My Hero" by the Foo Fighters when they played a show for the troops in Kuwait:

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tour Dates: The 2011 Vans Warped Tour

>> Dates for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour were announced today through Alternative Press and the Warped Tour Website. Click here to pre-order tickets for the tour. You can view info on the limited Holiday package as well as the tour dates below.

Warped Tour package (on sale 10 a.m. today to Dec. 10)
$45 Holiday Package: Includes festival ticket and fees, VWT2011 Commemorative Collectible Holiday Ornament for the show selected which allows early entrance into the venue and limited edition Warped Tour Crew Socks along with another Warped Tour merchandise item. Actual ticket will be sent to you two weeks before the show date.
Fri 6/24/11 - Dallas, TX @ Center
Sat 6/25/11 - Houston, TX @ The Showgrounds at Sam Houston
Sun 6/26/11 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Wed 6/29/11 - Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Thu 6/30/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
Fri 7/1/11 - Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Sat 7/2/11 - Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Sun 7/3/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed 7/6/11 - Kansas City, MO (Bonner Springs) @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
Thu 7/7/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/8/11 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Sat 7/9/11 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Tue 7/12/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
Wed 7/13/11 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Thu 7/14/11 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Fri 7/15 /11 - Toronto, ON @ Arrow Hall
Sat 7/16/11 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/17/11 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Tue 7/19/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Wed 7/20/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Thu 7/21/11 - Philadelphia, PA (Camden) @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 7/22/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/23/11 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sun 7/24/11 - Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Racetrack
Tue 7/26/11 - Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 7/27/11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thu 7/28/11 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 7/29/11 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone Amphitheatre
Sat 7/30/11 - Miami, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 7/31/11 - Tampa, FL (Saint Petersburg) @ Vinoy Park
Mon 8/1/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Tue 8/2/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Wed 8/3/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 8/5/11 - Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
Sat 8/6/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 8/7/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Tue 8/9/11 - San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre
Wed 8/10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
Thu 8/11/11 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 8/12/11 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Sat 8/13/11 - Seattle, Wa @ Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 8/14/11 - Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds

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Tour Dates: Mayhem Festival 2011

>> Alternative Press has revealed the dates for the 2011 Mayhem Festival. Pre-order Mayhem tickets here, and check out a message from the Mayhem Fest website below.
While the 2011 bands won't be announced until January, here's your first chance to stake your claim on 2011 tickets as we're announcing the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Holiday Gift Package on sale now and for a limited time only between November 22nd and December 10th and while supplies last

For the first time ever, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is offering this Holiday Gift Package which allows loyal, hardcore Mayhem fans the first shot at tickets for the 2011 tour kicking off on July 9th in San Bernardino, CA
Sat 7/9/11 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun 7/10/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 7/12/11 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Wed 7/13/11 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Fri 7/15/11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 7/16/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Sun 7/17/11 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Tue 7/19/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wed 7/20/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Fri 7/22/11 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Sat 7/23/11 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Sun 7/24/11 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Wed 7/27/11 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Fri 7/29/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 7/30/11 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sun 7/31/11 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tue 8/2/11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Wed 8/3/11 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Fri 8/5/11 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat 8/6/11 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 8/7/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Tue 8/9/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Wed 8/10/11 - Dallas, TX @ Center
Fri 8/12/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Sat 8/13/11 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Sun 8/14/11 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday EP from The Ready Set

>> The Ready Set announced that they will release a holiday EP, titled 'Regifted' on November 30. Click here to pre-order the EP on iTunes.

1. "Wishlist" a brand new TRS original
2. Cover of Paul McCartney's xmas song "Wonderful Christmastime"
3. An acoustic version of "More Than Alive"
+ digital booklet.

> Jordan also had this to say in addition to the EP announcement:

keep your eyes peeled next week for a preview. check out the album cover below.

ALSO! I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming is going to be discounted and sold for $6.99 through the holidays.


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Behind The Scenes Video from Rocky Loves Emily

>> Rocky Loves Emily have posted a behind the scenes clip from the set of their “Clueless” music video which is set to debut online next week, along with their Tooth & Nail Records debut EP American Dream (out Nov 22). You can view this clip below.

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The Dead Masquerade Tour featuring Escape The Fate

>> Escape The Fate have announced dates for The Dead Masquerade Tour. The tour will run through North America in early 2011 with support from Alesana, Motionless in White, Get Scared and Drive A. The tour will commemorate the return of bassist Max Green, who entered rehab on Nov. 12.


1/20/11 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
1/21/11 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/22/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
1/24/11 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
1/25/11 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/26/11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
1/28/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
1/29/11 - Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
1/30/11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
2/1/11 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
2/2/11 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
2/3/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
2/4/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
2/5/11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
2/8/11 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/9/11 - Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock
2/11/11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
2/12/11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/13/11 - Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
2/14/11 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theatre
2/16/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/17/11 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
2/18/11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
2/19/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Ballroom
2/20/11 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
2/21/11 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
2/23/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
2/25/11 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
2/26/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
2/27/11 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/1/11 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/2/11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/3/11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/5/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Regency Ballroom
3/6/11 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/8/11 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/9/11 - Fresno, CA @ Crest Theatre
3/11/11 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim
3/12/11 - San Diego, CA @ Soma

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Fireworks to Release 'Bonfires' EP on 12/9

>> Fireworks have announced information on the release of their new digital EP. The four track EP, titled 'Bonfires' will be available December 9 through Triple Crown Records. The tracklisting for the EP can be seen below. The band has also revealed that they have started recording their second full-length with Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studios, and have tentatively scheduled a Spring 2011 release date.

'Bonfires' Tracklisting:
  1. I Grew Up In A Legion Hall
  2. Five Years
  3. Like Ships In The Night
  4. Seasick

>> Be sure to catch Fireworks on tour:

12/23/10 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop w/Daytrader
12/26/10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium w/ Four Year Strong
12/28/10 - Pawtuket, RI - The Met
12/29/10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance - Stillborn Fest w/ Hatebreed, Four Year Strong
12/30/10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church w/Balance & Composure

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Friday, November 12, 2010

There For Tomorrow Tour Florida with VersaEmerge & more

>> There For Tomorrow announced that they will be playing a string of shows this December with VersaEmerge, Conditions, and Amely. Dates can be seen below.

12/26/10 @ Revolution (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
12/27/10 @ Jack Rabbits (Jacksonville, FL)
12/28/10 @ The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
12/29/10 @ The Orpheum (Tampa, FL)
12/30/10 @ The Social (Orlando, FL)

> The band posted this caption with the picture below:
TMRW // VERSA FL Tour in December. Pre-Sale begins Wed. Jump on it FL Fam!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Get Hyped: New EP from Circa Survive

>> Circa Survive announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled "Appendage" on November 30, 2010. See a message from the band and a link to pre-order the EP below.

We’re very excited to announce that today our new EP "Appendage" is now available for pre-order at

Appendage EP Tracklisting:

1. “Sleep Underground” (demo)
2. “Stare Like You'll Stay”
3. “Everyway”
4. “Backmask”
5. “Lazarus”

We’ve also made 6 different Appendage EP/ Merch bundles that can be seen here. We are very proud of this collection of songs and hope you enjoy it.

Also, tomorrow we will be playing a show in Salt Lake City, this show will be close to our hearts as we will be honoring a long time Circa Survive fan, Army Private First Class Jordan Byrd.

Circa Survive

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'Tis The Season To Be Fearless

>> Fearless Records is known for releasing themed compilations, such as Punk Goes Crunk or more recently Punk Goes Pop 3. It comes as no surprise that on November 22, Fearless will be releasing a special holiday album, titled ‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless. The album features songs from all Fearless artists, including The Maine, Sparks The Rescue, Let's Get It, and more. Pre-Order it on iTunes now!

  1. "Maybe This Christmas" - For All Those Sleeping
  2. "Ho Ho Hopefully" - The Maine
  3. "O Holy Night" - Go Radio
  4. "Mile High Christmas" - Breathe Carolina
  5. "Christmas Time Again" - Amely
  6. "Christmas Brings Me Down" - Sparks The Rescue
  7. "Down To Us" - Let’s Get It
  8. "Christmas With You" - Artist Vs Poet

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New Updates from New County

>> Between releasing a new demo and adding a new band member, the guys in New County have been hard at work lately. Check out an update from the band below, and be sure to welcome Tyler Lyons (formerly of Kelsey and The Chaos) into the New County family!
Hey everyone!

First of all - we want you to all welcome our newest member and best friend Tyler Lyons to NEW COUNTY!

We've actually known Tyler for quite some time after both our old bands played a show together with none other than Vanilla Ice. That was a great time! Since then, we've been hanging out a lot, writing together a lot, and just straight up getting along, so it only made sense to have him join the band and start this journey with us. Please add him on Facebook and Twitter and check out our new photos including Tyler plus an intro video here.

And here's some more great news! We posted another brand new demo called "More Into Me" exclusively on Facebook. Head over to our page now and click the 'Music' tab to hear it!

We have a whole lot in store for you, starting out with a new EP that we'll be recording this weekend in NYC, plus some new tour dates. So stay tuned!

Tony, Joe and Tyler

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Songs that Restore My Faith in The Radio

>> I hate to say it, but at times I can be one of those people who complains about the songs played on most radio stations. You know, the people who are always saying that they hate listening to the radio because all you hear is the same 5 songs over & over again, and most of them are about drugs, sex, money, or d) all of the above. I admit that most of the time these complaints are more annoying than the songs or radio stations they're directed at. I don't actually hate the radio, I still listen to it everyday (especially Sirius/XM). Recently, I've heard a couple of songs on the radio (and MTV) that I've really fallen in love with. Here's a list of songs & videos that deserve to be played over and over again.

1) "What If" by Jason Derulo
> I've always been interested in the idea of one decision can completely change a series of events in a person's life (which probably explains why I love Back To The Future as much as I do). This video is all about that, and the different possibilities or outcomes we might not even see coming. It's a great song, and you can get the What If EP featuring this song, a couple of remixes, and the video on iTunes now for only $3.99.

2) "Firework" by Katy Perry
> This song is truly beautiful for a number of reasons. Its message is that there is something special about each of us, even if we can't see it at first. We all have something that sets us apart and we shouldn't be afraid to embrace it. The video features people in all different situations who share a lack of self-confidence, but in the end they all come together to celebrate what makes them unique.

3) "Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna
> Not only will this song get stuck in your head for days, but the video also really catches your attention (and not just because of Rihanna's outfits). The colors used in the video are incredibly beautiful, and the whole thing has a great space-y feel to it.

4) "Raise Your Glass" by Pink
> Pink is known for not giving a damn about what people think of her, and that's clearly demonstrated in a number of her songs. This song in particular is encouraging others to do the same, and to embrace what makes them different. That's a great message to send out, and of course, Pink uses comedy to get the point across in the video. The song and the video make up a tribute to individuality and self-confidence, two traits that have helped Pink gain and maintain the popularity she has over the years. In all honesty, this is one of my favorite songs at the moment. I'm really glad to see songs like this and "Fireworks" being written and played on radio stations around the nation.

5) "Maybe" by Sick Puppies
> I haven't heard this song on the radio, but I did happen to catch it being played on MTV earlier today. I've liked this band for a while now, but not just for their music. I signed up for their newsletter a while back and I'm really glad I did. They send out emails on occasion, maybe once or twice a month updating fans on what's going on with the band. In addition to updates, they also include a story about something that happened to one of the band members, ranging anywhere from a realization to dealing with an annoying person on an airplane. There's always a reason behind each of these stories, and it shows that the band members are more than just musicians- they're people with dreams, determination, and a strong bond that can't be broken. This song reflects the quality of the band that wrote it. The song itself is about how we might be misunderstood or judged by those around us, but that shouldn't be what stops us from doing what we love. We should never stop dreaming, sometimes change is good, and it's okay to ask for help. Their song "Odd One" is also worth looking into.

*Bonus: "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
> This one's pretty self-explanatory, and completely adorable.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Music from Anarbor, My Chemical Romance, & The Fold

>> Anarbor has released their song "Mr. Big Shot" as a free download through Tumblr. Click here to take advantage.

>> Enter your email address in the box below to download "Save Yourself (I'll Hold Them Back)" by My Chemical Romance for free.

>> Click here to download "Empire State Of Mind (White Boy Version)" by The Fold.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Throwback Thursday - 11/4/10

Thanks to Andrea L. for suggesting today's songs :)

>> "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses

> From the album Appetite for Destruction, released in 1987.
> "Sweet Child O' Mine" was the band's third single from this, their debut album. When interviewed in 1988, bassist Duff McKagan had this to say about the song:
"It was probably the hardest song for me and Steve to record, just because you have to keep a steadiness and also keep the emotion in it. /../ The thing about 'Sweet Child,' it was written in five minutes. It was one of those songs, only three chords. You know that guitar lick Slash does at the beginning? It was kinda like a joke because we thought, 'What is this song? It's gonna be nothin', it'll be filler on the record.' And except that vocal-wise, it's very sweet and sincere, Slash was fuckin' around when he first wrote that lick."
[Source: An Interview With The Gunners, Hit Parader - March 1988]
From here, the band went on to release several albums, such as Use Your Illusion in 1991, Guns N' Roses: Greatest Hits (which includes "Sweet Child O' Mine") in 2004, and Chinese Democracy in 2008. Guns N' Roses continues to tour, and recently completed a series of shows in Europe.

>> "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte

> From the album The Young and the Hopeless, released in 2002.
> In 2009, this song was featured on the Good Charlotte edition of iTunes Essentials, which is basically a compilation of the band's greatest hits. The band also released Good Charlotte (the band's self-titled debut album) in 2000, The Chronicles of Life and Death in 2004, and Good Morning Revival in 2007. Their latest album, Cardiology, hit stores a mere two days ago*. Good Charlotte was on this year's Bamboozle Roadshow, featuring other bands such as Simple Plan, Third Eye Blind, Forever The Sickest Kids, All Time Low, and more. This past July, founding members Benji and Joel Madden sat down with Mike Shea of Alternative Press. You can download this 2 hour interview for free in the form of a podcast. Good Charlotte will be touring through Europe in early 2011.
(*I purchased a copy of Cardiology on Tuesday, and it's a must for both long time fans of the band as well as those who have yet to fall in love with Good Charlotte.)
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Enter Shikari: New Tour Dates, Music Video, & Single

>> Enter Shikari is currently headlining the Destabilise North America Fall Tour with Haste the Day, Sleeping with Sirens and Lightsgoblue. Click here to see the full list of tour dates.

>> Enter Shikari's latest single, "Destabilise", is now available on iTunes in both the USA and UK. In addition, you can view the band's new video for this song below.

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