MxPx has announced their upcoming tour dates with Chiodos, The Color Fred and Protest The Hero. Check out all their upcoming dates on their MySpace page.
The Give It A Name Festival in Europe has announced its lineup of bands. The 2 day event will take place in London at Earls Court and in Sheffield at the Sheffield Arena on May 10th and 11th. You can see the list of bands in the image below.
Fuse.tv has a bunch of songs up for download on their Dozen Days of Downloads page. Pick up songs from The Color Fred, The Audition, Secret & Whisper, MxPx, Jet Lag Gemini, Ivoryline, From First To Last, Ace Enders and many more.
Fred Mascherino (ex. Taking Back Sunday) recently did an interview stating his reasons for leaving Taking Back Sunday. You can read a bit of the interview below.
Mascherino was happy to clarify when he sat down with the Daily Forty-Niner a few weeks ago before a show at the Glass House in Pomona. He is on tour with his new solo project, The Color Fred.
“I know that it comes down on me,” Mascherino said. “I wish it didn’t. It was ultimately my decision, but I wish it didn’t seem like my fault. [The MySpace bulletin] was weird. It was kind of cold and not even from the band members. It’s hard because I’m the only one speaking about it, so it’s kind of all on me, and I don’t know what other people want to be said as far as how much of the truth they want to come out.”
The visually concerned Mascherino did his best to explain the departure without badmouthing the band. He cited writing problems, bickering and proposed changes that couldn’t be agreed upon as reasons for leaving. The one thing he did not say, however, was that he was leaving to pursue his solo career, the one explanation given by the band’s management.
“The idea that I left Taking Back Sunday strictly to do The Color Fred is incorrect,” Mascherino clarified. “I had been planning to release this record at this time. It was already set up. I was going to release it and do a tour, which I’m on now, and then go back and write the next record with them and record it. But along the line of a few months before and then on the Projekt Revolution tour, things were getting sour. I said, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’ It was making me miserable. I felt like I was changing who I was.”
So Mascherino told the band at the end of the tour that he wanted out, and it was announced about a month later. Taking Back Sunday has refused interviews to several major media outlets, including The New York Times and MTV. The band did announce, however, that Fred would be replaced.
When Fred Mascherino announced that he’d left Taking Back Sunday to pursue his solo career, many were left devastated; week’s later fans were given the chance to find solace in Mascherino’s debut effort. With The Color Fred it’s Mascherino who shows his true colors, not to mention his knack for creating pure pop-rock bliss. The single “If I Surrender” has already made a big splash on the Internet, with its subsequent video.
The record becomes slightly bogged down in the middle; as I found favor in the more up tempo tracks. All around, Bend to Break is a well written album, that’s sure to please. Fred truly brought a great dynamic to Taking Back Sunday, and he will be missed. Nevertheless he’s paved the way for a great solo career, the future looks bright for The Color Fred.
1. Get Out
2. If I Surrender
3. Hate to See You Go
4. It Isn’t Me
6. The Tragedy
7. I Didn’t See
8. Empty House
10. I’ll Never Know
11. Don’t Pretend
Update: A full list of bands has been announced. Please go here to read the list.
The first round of bands for the 2008 Warped Tour have been announced. Check out the list below. Who would you like to see on next years Warped Tour?
The Academy Is…
The Color Fred
The Devil Wears Prada
Every Time I Die
From First to Last
Gym Class Heroes
Pierce The Veil
Reel Big Fish
We The Kings
Listen to DJ Rossstar’s Punk Rock Show tonight, Thursday, November 29th, 2007 from 7-8pm PST / 10-11pm EST and you will be able to ask questions to The Color Fred (ex-Taking Back Sunday) during our live phone interview. Science Fiction Theater (ex-Rufio) will be hanging in the studio to reveal some new tracks and take your questions as well. Tune in live at www.idobiradio.com. Instant Message them at the screen name: staridobi
The Color Fred‘s new video for “If I Surrender” can be seen below.
1/30/08 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
2/1/08 Dallas, TX Palladium
2/2/08 Austin, TX Stubbs
2/3/08 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
2/5/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
2/6/08 Orlando, FL Hard Rock
2/8/08 Charlotte, NC Amo’s Southend
2/9/08 Baltimore, MD Sonar
2/10/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
2/12/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
2/14/08 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
2/15/08 New York, NY Roseland
2/16/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
2/17/08 Boston, MA Palladium
2/19/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
2/21/08 Montreal, QB, CAN Metropolis
2/22/08 Toronto, ON, CAN Kool Haus
2/23/08 Detroit, MI Fillmore
2/24/08 Chicago, IL Riviera
2/26/08 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
2/28/08 St. Louis, MO Pageant
2/29/08 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
3/1/08 St Paul, MN The Myth
3/3/08 Denver, CO Ogden
3/4/08 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
3/6/08 Vancouver, BC, CAN Commodore Ballroom
3/7/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
3/8/08 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
The Color Fred is lead by Fred Mascherino, who is known from being the lead guitarist, co-vocalist, and co-songwriter of the band Taking Back Sunday. The Color Fred has recently released Bend to Break on October 30th and is available to purchase now and will touring on the following tour dates below.
Current tour dates for The Color Fred
Tue 30-Oct South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
Wed 31-Oct Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft @ The Chance
Fri 2-Nov State College, PA Sozo
Sat 3-Nov Towson, MD Record and Tape Traders (in-store)
Sat 3-Nov Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Sun 4-Nov Philadelphia, PA FYE on South St. (in-store)
Sun 4-Nov Philadelphia, PA Northstar
Wed 7-Nov Lancaster, PA The Chameleon
w/Straylight Run and Dear and the Headlights
Mon 19-Nov Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
Tue 20-Nov Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
Wed 21-Nov Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
Fri 23-Nov Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Sat 24-Nov Portland, OR Hawthorne
Mon 26-Nov San Francisco, CA Great American
Tue 27-Nov Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Wed 28-Nov Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Thu 29-Nov San Diego, CA The Epicentre
Fri 30-Nov Tucson, AZ The Rock
Mon 3-Dec Austin, TX The Parish
Tue 4-Dec Dallas, TX The Door
Wed 5-Dec Little Rock, AR Juanita’s
Fri 7-Dec St. Louis, MO Creepy Crawl
Sat 8-Dec Covington, KY Madison Theater
Sun 9-Dec Cleveland, OH Agora
Tue 11-Dec Allston, MA ICC Church
Wed 12-Dec Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Thu 13-Dec Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Fri 14-Dec New York, NY The Fillmore