After a tiresome yet utterly awesome first day at Download, it’s time to kick into the second day’s affairs, and to the naked eye this appears to be the weaker of the three days, but there are in fact some deep and very interesting offerings.
Independent record label Pure Noise Records have announced the recent signing of Less Than Jake to their eclectic roster joining acts like; The Story So Far, State Champs and Four Year Strong among others.
Less Than Jake said in the press release:
“These days putting out new records for LTJ has become a lesson in record collecting, but the choice of label is always about mutual respect. Watching Pure Noise work hard over the years and maneuver through the modern music industry should be a lesson for any labels that are just starting out. Couple that with how much they understand the history of LTJ, that they have favorite songs by the band, and understand where we are right now in our career, makes Pure Noise a perfect place for LTJ and the new release.”
The band have also announced a co-headline US tour with Pepper in January and February. Spotify pre-sale tickets take place Wednesday November 16th 8am – 8pm local time and general sale is Friday November 18th 10am local time.
The tour dates that have so far been announced for Less Than Jake and Pepper are:
Jan 20 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Jan 21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan 22 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Jan 25 – San Diego, CA – North Park
Jan 26 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
Jan 27 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
Jan 28 – San Franciso, CA – Warfield
Jan 30 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Jan 31 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 02 – SLC, UT – The Complex
Feb 03 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 04 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock
Feb 06 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Feb 07 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Feb 08 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Feb 09 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 10 – Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb 11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Feb 12 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Feb 15 – Portland, ME – State Theater
Feb 16 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues
Feb 17 – NYC, NY – Playstation Theater
Feb 18 – Huntington, NY – Paramount
Feb 19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Feb 21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Feb 22 – Richmond, VA – The National
Feb 23 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Feb 24 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb 25 – St Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheater
Feb 26 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (Outdoor Stage)
Feb 28 – St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
The first wave of bands have been announced for 2017’s Download Festival! Amongst the running are headliners System Of A Down (Friday), Biffy Clyro (Saturday) and Aerosmith (Sunday). Amongst all this you have thrash icons Slayer, hardcore titans in Every Time I Die, heavy metal bashers Five Finger Death Punch and metalcore juggernauts Of Mice & Men amongst many others. Check out the full list below!
California’s The Story So Far have premiered a brand new video for the track Nerve. The hugely popularl pop punk crew take the track from their most recent self titled record. The video follows hot on the heels of the band hitting the road with the mega line-up of Good Charlotte, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong and Hit The Lights.
The Story So Far is out now on Pure Noise and you can catch the band on tour at the below dates.
Oct 23 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
Oct 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Oct 26 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre
Oct 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Oct 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Oct 30 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct 31 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room (The Story So Far Headline Show)
Nov 1 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 3 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov 4 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov 5 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Nov 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
Nov 8 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Nov 10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov 11 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Nov 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov 14 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Nov 15 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Nov 16 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Nov 17 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s Live (The Story So Far Headline Show)
Nov 18 – Charlotte, NC – The FIllmore
Nov 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Nov 20 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov 23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Good Charlotte returned this year with their latest studio album Youth Authority. The band have now announced a comprehensive US tour in support of the album with one of the biggest support bills you could imagine.
The Story So Far.
Set Your Goals.
Four Year Strong.
Hit The Lights.
You can check the dates on the tour poster below.