The English Beat To Embark On Summer US Tour Following Release Of First New Album Since 1982

As THE ENGLISH BEAT starring Dave Wakeling readies the public for the release of HERE WE GO LOVE,  their first studio album since 1982, on June 15, 2018, venues across the country are bracing for a frenetic and frantic round of skanking with the announcement of U.S. tour dates.

With his brand-new collection of 13 vital songs from the new record to choose from along with his timeless classics such as “Twist and Crawl”, “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Tenderness” (from his General Public days), and of course, “Save It For Later,” Dave Wakeling and his band will be making way for a new generation of Ska, Punk, Reggae, and Pop (tour dates below).

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Exclusive: WAR PRAYER + SWING LOW Debut New Singles Off Of Split Release

[Photos by K.B. Imaging and Kaytlin Dargen]

Hardcore/Punk bands War Prayer and Swing Low have announced a split EP and a tour. Both bands are premiering an exclusive track off of the split below. The record is due out July 10th via Delayed Gratification Records on digital and tape. Check out the singles “Trenchfoot” and “Malice” below, as well as the tour dates. Be sure to catch a show, if you can. These are some of the best hardcore bands coming out of the midwest right now.

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NANASHI Announce New Album; Debut First Single

Midwest melodic hardcore band NANASHI have announced their debut album “The Marks You Left On Me”. With the announcement, the band have also premiered a music video for their new single “Triggered”, directed by Sam Link (Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens). Check out the new single below. Pre-orders are available for their new album in both physical and digital form. NANASHI also has some upcoming tour dates, which you can catch below as well. This is a band that you do not want to sleep on.

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From Hospital Bed to The Stage: Jonny Craig Announces New Texas Dates

After recent surgery on his back and a cancelation of a bunch of dates with Slaves, Jonny Craig is making his return to the touring circuit. However, it’s only for a few days in Texas. Joining him on the tour are Long Beach alternative rock band Hearts Like Lions (FFO: As Cities Burn, Mutemath) and Milwaukee alternative/indie band Dreamhouse (FFO: Circa Survive, Saosin).

In case you missed it, back in February Jonny released this statement about his health and having to postpone shows:

“Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I have been forced to postpone the upcoming shows in Texas and New York City.

Over the past few weeks I had been experiencing severe back pain. After consulting with the doctor it was clear that surgery was necessary. In this time, I have undergone three back surgeries. I’m beginning post surgery recovery and will have to remain hospitalized for the present time to properly heal from these surgeries and get back to full health before I can perform.

It hurts me so much to postpone these shows, but I hope you understand this is something I need to do for my health. I am going to work to ensure that these rescheduled shows are extra special. Once I know my recovery timeline, I will get these shows rescheduled and announced as soon as possible. All tickets will remain valid and will be honored at the rescheduled shows. A special thank you to Third String Productions, Twin Productions, and New Island for their understanding and help with rescheduling these shows.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Love, 
Jonny”

Check out the tour flier below and the artists’ social links. If you can, make it out to a show. This is one tour that you do not want to miss.

Jonny Craig: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Hearts Like Lions: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Dreamhouse: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram