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Felicity – Stream New EP

felicitypresspicOrlando, FL based band Felicity is an American Hard Rock Band, falling into the genre of Rock/Pop Punk/Alternative and priding themselve on the mixture of genres’  highly energetic blend with members Damien Fagiolino – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Andrew Rapier – Lead Guitar, Camran Gibson – Drums and Mike Alosa – Bass. Felicity announces the release of their new self-title EP ‘Felicity’ and welcomes fans to stream the album free in its entirety here.

Formed in 2013, the band thrives off soaring melodies and crowd interaction, Felicity finds their home on the stage; connecting with the audience through engaging and personal live shows. The band never turns down an opportunity to play live, Felicity has shared the stage with local and national touring acts all over Florida including Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Strive, EverSay, The Nearly Deads, The Orphan The Poet, Stages and Stereos, Darling Parade, and Rivers Monroe. Felicity has also performed festivals such as The Big Orlando Festival and Warped Tour. Felicity was formed from major musical influences of bands such as Finch, A Day to Remember, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and Rise Against.

Catch Felicity live Sunday May 3, 2015 at SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida alongside Fall Out Boy and The Pixies.

Connect with Felicity: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Soundcloud / Warped Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senses Fail Enter The Studio

Senses FailSenses Fail will be returning to the studio next week to record new material with producer Brian McTernan.  The new songs will appear as bonus tracks on a ‘best of’ album, which is due out in June just in time for the band’s extended appearance on this summer’s Warped Tour, beginning June 16th in Salt Lake City.

Singer Buddy Nielsen had this to say about the new tracks: “I think these songs are going to be some of the most fun and energetic stuff to date and we are stoked for people to hear some new jams.”

The band also announced a limited edition vinyl run of Let It Enfold You.  Red copies of the vinyl may be purchased at Hot Topic and the white counterpart may be purchased from the band through their website and/or at stops along The Warped Tour.

Vans Warped Tour 2012 Dates Announced

Vans Warped Tour 2011Despite this year’s iteration of one of punk’s biggest hallmarks having only concluded but a coupe short months ago, the first string of dates for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour have already been announced. Line-ups and venues will be announced at a later date.

The full list can be found below.


Sat Jun 16 Salt Lake City, UT 
Sun Jun 17 Denver, CO 
Wed Jun 20 Las Vegas, NV 
Thu Jun 21 Irvine, CA 
Fri Jun 22 Pomona, CA 
Sat Jun 23 San Francisco, CA 
Sun Jun 24 Ventura, CA 
Wed Jun 27 San Diego, CA 
Thu Jun 28 Phoenix, AZ 
Fri Jun 29 Las Cruces, NM 
Sat Jun 30 San Antonio, TX 
Sun Jul 01 Houston, TX 
Tue Jul 03 Dallas, TX 
Thu Jul 05 St. Louis, MO 
Fri Jul 06 Detroit, MI 
Sat Jul 07 Chicago, IL 
Sun Jul 08 Minneapolis, MN 
Mon Jul 09 Kansas City, KS 
Tue Jul 10 Indianapolis, IN 
Wed Jul 11 Cleveland, OH 
Thu Jul 12 Pittsburgh, PA 
Fri Jul 13 Toronto, ON 
Sat Jul 14 Montreal, QC 
Sun Jul 15 Hartford, CT 
Tue Jul 17 Buffalo, NY 
Wed Jul 18 Scranton, PA 
Thu Jul 19 Boston, MA 
Fri Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA 
Sat Jul 21 New York, NY 
Sun Jul 22 Oceanport, NJ 
Tue Jul 24 Washington, DC 
Wed Jul 25 Virginia Beach, VA 
Thu Jul 26 Atlanta, GA 
Fri Jul 27 Orlando, FL 
Sat Jul 28 Miami, FL 
Sun Jul 29 Tampa, FL 
Mon Jul 30 Charlotte, NC 
Tue Jul 31 Cincinnati, OH
Wed Aug 01 Milwaukee, WI 
Sat Aug 04 Seattle, WA 
Sun Aug 05 Portland, OR

Pennywise & Alesana Explain Altercations

PennywiseWhile the punk world was abuzz with news that Pennywise attacked Alesana during their final show on the Vans Warped Tour, both bands have made statements to Alternative Press and it seems it was all a case of mistaken RV identity.

Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise explains:

We were coming back from a bar across the way from the Warped buses in Denver after the show had ended. We saw what we thought was the RV of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. We’d been hanging out with those guys and since it was our last night on the tour, we wanted to drop by and say goodbye. They were driving a very distinctive RV, and I thought it was the only one on the tour. Apparently Alesana have the exact same van. We walked in and nobody was there, so we sat down thinking somebody’s gonna pop up or something. That’s around when [Alesana’s] tour manager came onboard and said, “What are you guys doing here? Who are you? You need to get out of our vehicle.” He was totally in the right. It was a situation where we thought we were in one place, and the tour manager for Alesana didn’t recognize us. Of course, if the roles were reversed and we found people on our bus, we’d tell them to leave, too.

Their tour manager said we had to go, and I think I said, “I’m gonna make a sandwich real quick.” That’s typical, smart-ass drunken Fletcher behavior. He went outside to get some of his team members to get us off the RV. This isn’t a bus; we’re talking about a pretty small area. All of a sudden, there’s me and Randy and six other guys in this kitchen area, and I think someone grabbed Randy’s arm saying, “Let me escort you off the bus.” It wasn’t violent. But everybody had been drinking and push came to shove. It’s kind of a blur, but it turned into a little bit of a melee. For us, we felt a little bit trapped in there because there was only one way out and there were people in the door way and people coming at us. We were in the wrong. We were in the wrong place and [Alesana] came to get us off their territory. It turned into a situation where we felt like we were outnumbered, even though we’re obviously older and bigger than those guys. It turned into self-defense mode. It went on for a little bit, and everybody took a couple bumps. In the middle of it, I think their TM realized who we were and that we just didn’t know where we were. Then it became about getting Randy off the RV. That’s when the cops rolled in and took control of the situation, or I guess, me, with the taser. All I saw was more people coming up the stairs who I thought were gonna do some more damange, and they wound up being officers of the law. They blasted me with the taser about five times, but I used to be an electrician, so I’m used to it. [Laughs.] We weren’t looking for a fight. We were just looking for the Rev.

We had never met those guys before this. I actually had watched their set a few times on the tour. This wasn’t premeditated and it wasn’t about another band or their style of music. We support any band who believes in what they’re doing. They’re not a punk band. They do what they do, and that’s what Warped Tour’s all about. We’re actually going on tour with them in Australia soon. This shouldn’t at all be about people liking or not liking Alesana or their type of music. They were completely in the right. It’s just that with Warped Tour, there are so many people crammed in such a small space for six weeks. That’s part of the fun of it. But in the morning, you dust yourself off and start another day. We have nothing against those guys and we’re thankful they dropped the charges. I’m sure we’ll end up on tour, having a beer with them and laughing about it.

Alesana front man Shawn Milke responded saying:

“We would like to thank Fletcher of Pennywise for publicly apologizing for the incident that took place earlier this week. We have been and will always be fans of Pennywise, and we look forward to touring Australia with those dudes. I guess next time we will just hang a sign on our door that says, ‘This is not the bus of the Reverend Peyton.’ Mistakes happen. For Alesana and Pennywise, this is already water under the bridge, and we urge you all to please do the same. Touring is about music and friendship, but unfortunately sometimes these things happen. We look forward to that beer, Fletcher.”