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There’s never going to be a tour, but what we’re getting from blink-182 may actually mean that we’re going to get what comes from hoping for more. What does that mean?
Many, most, all of us want a full Untitled North America, or even world, tour. Why is that? It’s because the album is recognized, by most, as the band’s greatest output. And for many blink fans, it’s the album that changed their whole life, musically speaking. Part of what was so heartbreaking about blink’s break-up from day one was that the band seemed to be on the cusp of creating so much more.
Neighborhoods is loved, liked, and hated. Dogs Eating Dogs is loved, liked, and mildly disliked. But what we’ve seen from both releases is the band coming closer to tapping into the magic from those Box Car Racer to Untitled to We Don’t Need To Whisper to When Your Heart Stops Beating writing sessions. And what we may get coming full circle from these five Untitled release shows is a reawakening within the band of their best creation. These shows are happening two months before demoing for LP7 will begin. Before signing to a new label will become concrete. Before embarking on the true next step of blink-182.
Ten years and onward, beginning in just a few days.
Some detective cases only last 12 hours. From what started as a glimmering hope of My Chemical Romance rising from the dead with a new release filled with comeback hits ended up not even being a posthumous output of unreleased old songs. Instead, My Chem fans will be left with a Greatest Hits album packaged by frontman Gerard Way himself.
You only hear the music when your heart begins to break.
Truly surprising, somewhat interesting, and certainly comical on first glance. Mostly concerning (for fans), however, on second glance.
Whether Ronnie Radke and Craig Mabbitt and all the others featured in this equation have truly “buried the hatchet” or not is to miss the point of what this looks like at its most boiled down form: A last ditch effort at regaining the army of fans both bands have shed over the past year and a half.
Escape The Fate have been without a plugged lifeboat and sinking slowly, but quickly enough, since the release of their self-titled album on Interscope. Falling In Reverse have been trying to climb back from a bottomless well that Ronnie Radke placed themselves in with legal suits over domestic abuse, Warped Tour drops, rap-rock nu-metal songs, and continual bullshit.
If you think this tour is truly about rekindling a bond and showing fans hate should be ditched for love, you’re misguided. Falling In Reverse expected to sell somewhere near 50,000 copies of Fashionably Late during its first week on the Billboard charts. You don’t want to know how long it took to actually hit that mark. The band also was hoping to co-headline rooms of this size this season, but had their other headlining partner run far away following the release of “Alone” and the constant drama Radke dragged Falling In Reverse through. And Escape The Fate? Well, this is the nicest gift-basket they’ve received since they released their first album and found success.
VersaEmerge, a band that built up a promising fan base despite constant member changes and turbulence only to wind up being dropped by their now sexy-sceneless label, dipping out of a spot on Warped Tour, and having an album in limbo for two years.
VERSA, an attempt to rebrand an image that has all but been erased to the point of starting new social networks instead of shifting the current ones over. A second chance at the same music? Or as Senior Writer Jesse Richman pointed out, a chance to keep ties, but explore new territories (EDM, etc)?
A truly bizarre and confusing move by a label of any size or admiration. While no one can blame Sumerian for dropping a band that flaunts deeply misogynic merch/lyrics and backing tracks that are more prevalent than live music, a question should probably be asked. What is going on over at Sumerian Records?
Besides this odd move, I See Stars saw their debatably-highly anticipated new album, New Demons, get delayed month after month. The October 22nd release date the band finally got was very poorly marketed and promoted, which resulted in a somewhat embarrassing Billboard charting of over 7,000 copies sold. This of course is not a terrible showing, but should have been much greater.
You shouldn’t be too shocked if you hear about anoTher banD bEing droPped from the label soon as well.
VersaEmerge are not breaking up, but they are changing their name to VERSA. Emerge have released a long awaited music video for “No Consquences” before they disappear. Watch the music video below after the jump
VersaEmerge are not breaking up. The band has been dropped by their label, has not released a new album in over two years, dropped off of Warped Tour, and have no upcoming plans, but a new promise for continuation has been made. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.
VersaEmerge Dropped By Fueled By Ramen Records
Jonny Craig and Kyle Lucas claimed that they were jumped last night in St. Petersburg, Florida. Craig and Lucas seem to be fine and have laughed the incident off, but tweets sent by both claim that Sierra Kusterbeck of VersaEmerge may have had something to do with the incident. Check out tweets from both below after the jump.
The Feel This Tour will feature Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire, Breathe Carolina, Issues, and Our Last Night. Support will change for different legs of the tour.
500,000 of you attended the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, and it was a great summer. Be sure to check out all the other cool, quirky, and weird stats from the summer and the Warped Tour at the link above.
The Cab, This Providence, The Swellers, A Rocket To The Moon, and now VersaEmerge. Unlike half of those bands though, VersaEmerge will not yet be breaking up. The band has once again promised that new music is still on the way. We doubt it.
The most punk thing since…Wait, no.
Go out with a bang?
It would appear that VersaEmerge have been dropped by Fueled By Ramen Records after over a year of back and forth in trying to put out Another Atmosphere. This should sound very similar to struggles other bands have faced on Fueled By in recent times. Check out FBR’s Alumni page below after the jump.
Fans have been waiting for Sleeping With Sirens’ Feel for a long time, and the record is finally here.
Issues have now gone through their fourth member change. Apparently there are no hard feelings towards members, but this is feeling a lot like Woe, Is Me II, isn’t it?
Mr. Green is back in the studio with producer Will Yip recording his next solo album. Good Old War is of course his backing band.
Ray Toro is the second My Chemical Romance member to release new music since the band’s breakup.
Some good with some bad.
VersaEmerge’s second album, after about 18 months, is still not finished. It’s becoming clear why the band dropped off Warped Tour.
VersaEmerge have confirmed that they still have one more song left to finish before their new album is done, which is most likely why the band dropped off of warped Tour at the lsat minute, Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.
VersaEmerge Drop Off Warped Tour; Band Is Not Breaking Up
VersaEmerge’s long-awaited album still has no release date, but the band seems to be writing new material. It’s not clear whether the band is still writing for their new album, or are just gearing up for new music in case their current release is shelved for the foreseeable future. Check out a message from the band below by clicking “Read More.”