Pennywise frontman, Jim Lindberg, has left the band after 19 years. The remaining members are sticking together and will be looking for a new vocalist. You can read a statment from the band below.
“After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what makes you happy, and we wish Jim the best of luck in his new ventures, whatever they may be. Pennywise has become a way of life for a lot of people, and has definitely become a way of life for us. As the three remaining members of Pennywise we feel that we are not done delivering our message to our fans.
“The band has always been about moving forward in life no matter what obstacles stand in front of you. We will begin our search for a new singer immediately. We will continue to tour the world and we are looking forward to writing new music. We’ve had a lot of good times and survived the hard times thanks to the undying support of our fans. We’re looking forward to what the future may bring.”
Need some new music? Download “Code of the Road” by Danko Jones and try something new. The trio has gained recognition of like-minded music luminaries, with the Raconteurs covering their song “Samuel Sin,” being handpicked by the legendary Motorhead to join them on tour and opening for The Rolling Stones in their hometown of Toronto.
Oct. 7th – Ruby’s Lounge (18+), Belgrave
Oct. 8th – Next (18+), Melbourne
Oct. 9th – Skye (18+), Adelaide
Oct. 10th – Swan Basement (18+), Freemantle
Oct. 11th – Amplifier Bar (18+), Perth
Oct. 14th – Blush Nightclub (18+), Central Coast
Oct. 15th – The Gaelic Theatre (18+), Sydney
Oct. 16th – Hype Central (All Ages), Sydney
Oct. 17th – Thriller (18+), Brisbane
Oct. 18th – Top Floor (All Ages), Brisbane
If you pre-order Brand New’s Daisy through Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, you get to see an in-store performance and singing on Wednesday, September 23rd.
Head over to SmartPunk to pre-order the new album In Search Of Solid Ground and receive the album, a t-shirt, and a ticket for a special show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Ca on September 12th!
AFI are set to release their new album, Crash Love, on September 29th on DGC/Interscope Records. The album was produced by Joe McGrath (Alkaline Trio, Green Day) and Jacknife Lee (U2, Weezer).
“I am so proud of this record. I really believe it’s the best AFI record. It honestly feels like we’ve made our first truly timeless record. We didn’t set out to do that–you can’t set out to do something like that–but it definitely feels like that’s what we’ve achieved: created the album by which we’ll be remembered,” expressed front man Havok.
The first single “Medicate” will hit the airwaves on August 25th and the band will be hitting the road beginning this October. Check out the album art, track listing tour dates below.
1. Torch Song
2. Beautiful Thieves
3. End Transmission
4. Too Shy To Scream
5. Veronica Sawyer Smokes
6. OK, I feel Better Now
8. I Am Trying Very Hard To Be Here
10. Darling, I Want To Destroy You
11. Cold Hands
12. It Was Mine
AFI TOUR DATES
10/02 – Minneapolis, MN – Epic w/ Gallows
10/04 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/ Gallows
10/05 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s w/ Gallows
10/07 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom w/ Gallows
10/08 – Clifton Park, NJ – Northern Lights w/ Gallows
10/10 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom w/ Gallows
10/11 – Pittsburgh – Club Zoo w/ Gallows
10/13 – Hartford, CT – The Webster w/ Gallows
10/14 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/ Gallows
10/19 Richmond, VA – The National w/ Gallows
10/21 Scranton, PA – Scranton Cultural Center
10/25 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/03 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
11/04 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/06 Kansas, MO – Uptown Theatre
11/07 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Ace Enders and a Million Different People are streaming their new video for “When I Hit The Ground”. Check out the video below.