Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
Brand New announced a US tour this past week. It’s about a week’s worth of shows, and fans are very excited. Presale sold out in seconds, like it always does. But the good news is is that these shows are in bigger rooms, which means there were more general sale tickets to go around. The bad news is that over 1,500 tickets found themselves on Stubhub within hours of the general sale. Stop doing that, people.
The more you think about Of Mice & Men selling 51,000 copies of Restoring Force, the more you realize how incredible of an accomplishment the news is. The Flood, the band’s last album, debuted with 15,000 copies sold. Within just a few years, Of Mice & Men more than tripled in size and are now Rise Records’ second biggest band and Rise’s second top five charting album in under a year.
This isn’t so much a story about Of Mice, but more about Rise Records and whatever they’re doing over there in Portland.
Every year there are “haters” of Warped’s lineup, but this year’s hate is a little different. The last few years of Warped have actually been great - 2012 in particular. The 2012 summer was Warped’s most successful year in nearly ten summers, but of course there was still hate.
However, a lot of the people that usually “defend” Warped’s lineup are actually against it this year. Why? It seems many think the lineup is extra generic this year minus bands like Saves The Day, who would have made more sense in year’s prior.
Hawthorne Heights announced a ten year tour for The Silence In Black And White this week, but the way they rolled it out was sort of odd. The band is starting the tour with a European leg, which is great, but maybe not the strongest way to announce something that will excite fans more than anything you’ve done since this album was released, ten years ago.
The real question is, will this tour be a success? Story Of The Year’s reunion on Warped Tour was huge, but their ten year tour, which included Hawthorne Heights, was a complete flop in many cities.