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M A  N   I    A has arrived 🌊

CHURCH VIDEO

Kicking things off tonight with a tale of chaos - watch the video for Church.

Not stopping the madness anytime soon…

WRIGLEY FIELD SHOW

There’s a light on in Chicago and I know I should be home… CHICAGO!! We’re coming home on September 8th to play our biggest show yet at Wrigley Field. It’ll be us, Chicago homies Rise Against, Machine Gun Kelly. We’re bringing the M A  N   I    A Experience to you. There will be an Angels and Kings revival, a pop up shop with new exclusive merch (also bringing some classic fob designs back from the dead), & much more. Don’t want to spoil all of the surprises, but we promise it’ll be good.

But wait, there’s more!

THE M A  N   I    A TOUR

Later this year The M A  N   I    A Tour is hitting cities across America & we’re bringing Machine Gun Kelly along for the ride along with special guests Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Against The Current, State Champs, L.I.F.T., and nothing, nowhere playing on select dates TBA. All of the dates can be found below including Wrigley.

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the tour + Wrigley go on sale January 22nd at 10am local. Wrigley will have some special VIP packages not available anywhere else which include a meet and greet (w/ Pete & Andy), hotel for the night & more. Info on all the VIP packages can be found here.

Want first shot at tickets/VIP? Just order any piece of merch in our webstore that comes with M A  N   I    A to get your unique pre-sale code emailed to you. Order by Sunday to make sure your code is delivered in time ahead of the 10am pre-sale on Monday.

If you already pre-ordered the album from the webstore, codes are on the way! Check the email you pre-ordered with originally and if you’re not seeing it, check your spam.

If you don’t want new merch, sign up to our mailing list for free by the 23rd to get the mailing list pre-sale code. Code will get sent out on the 24th for the pre-sale starting on Thursday the 25th at 9am local.

General on sale starts Friday January 26th at 10am local.  

$1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund benefiting charities throughout Chicago 💜

August 29th - Uniondale, NY @ NYCB Live, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
August 31st - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 1st - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
September 2nd - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
September 4th - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
September 5th - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
September 6th - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
September 8th - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 9th - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
September 11th - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
September 12th - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
September 14th - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
September 16th - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
September 21st - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
September 22nd - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena 
September 23rd - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
September 25th - El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center
September 26th - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Arena
September 28th - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 29th - Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
September 30th - San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
October 2nd - Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
October 3rd - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 5th - Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 6th - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
October 7th - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
October 9th - North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
October 10th - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

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anonymous asked:

Hey Destiny... you work with kids right? Do you have any advice... about how to get them to like you... and like. Survive an encounter with them? The only kids that like me are usually little boys who like to wrestle... but the parents don’t really like that... and and and... HELP

Yep, I work with kids in grades 3-8! So I’ll speak on my experience with kids in that age group (particularly the younger ones).

(Obligatory disclaimer that every kid is different and will not respond in the same way to what you say and do. Once you’re familiar with a kid, you’ll know how best to approach them. But the advice I offer below generally works for me.)

I think a lot of adults underestimate kids’ intelligence. Like when I’m reading a story or watching a movie, I can almost immediately tell when the writer has never actually interacted with an eight-year-old. I’ve heard fourth graders have political debates with one another during snack break. (Obviously a lot of it is stuff that they probably heard at home from adult family members… but still!) Trust me. I know they’re tiny and adorable, but they’re smarter than you think they are.

Don’t feel like you have to talk down to kids or oversimplify what you say to them. Don’t take on any kind of cutsey tone. I talk to my students with the same friendly tone that I use when I speak with adults. (Keep your conversations with the kiddos appropriate, obviously… And a kid wouldn’t know what the word “cacophony” means, so maybe don’t use words like that in the conversation.) Adults don’t like being talked to like they’re dumb. Neither do kids.

The easiest way to connect with a kid is through their interests. If I see a kid playing with a toy during snack time, I ask them about it. They might be shy to answer at first, but you’ll see them open up as they focus more on the thing they love than their timidness to speak with an adult. I’ve talked with kids about little flowers they’ve made from rubber bands, fidget spinners, Yugioh cards, squishies (they’re basically like really soft toys shaped like food???? apparently it’s the hottest trend and all of the kids are collecting them now???) and argued with them about whether or not Takis taste good (I don’t care what you say, Crystal, they’re disgusting!!!!)… Just like with adults, kids will open up when they’re talking about their passions!

I’ve also ALWAYS gone out of my way to talk to kids I notice writing stories in their journals, or drawing pictures, or coloring. It’s so important to me that I foster kids’ love for the arts and their pride in their work! I think it’s every adult’s job to help raise kids up, to help them find their confidence and self-worth so that they can grow! :>

I hope this helps, Anon!

byakko4  asked:

Puppyverse- wolf!cor and coeurl pard shenanigans. (Maybe meeting/running into the chocobros?) just long suffering keeper!cor and his group of furred idiots

Cor stared at his charges and sighed, head hanging slightly as he did, but not enough to lower it to the ground. Certainly not enough to inhale the pale, murky fog clinging to the grass and which had reduced Cor’s companions to… well.

Giant, bumbling, drunken-looking electric cats, high as kites, on whatever the hell was clogging up the ground.

This was divine punishment, Cor decided, for retaliating to Nyx’s endless barrage of dog puns with a bag of catnip. (The look on Nyx’s face had been worth it, as had been the fact Cor had actually managed to make Axis laugh sincerely over it.) …which admittedly was a wholly heretical thought to have, considering the circumstances. But then pretty much all of Cor’s entire existence was a heretical joke in some manner at this point, and that did not help with the fact he had five fully grown coeurls to look after and they kept not doing what he needed to do, which was mostly get the fuck out of the cloud of fog that had them stumbling and sprinting, sometimes at once.

Later - much, much later, many tiring, trying hours later - Nyx and the others woke up buried beneath a mountain of fur inside a nondescript cave somewhere at the edges of the swamp.

They tried to crawl from under Cor’s solid bulk, and Cor declined helping, if nothing else because he was tired, he’d been bitten a whole lot more than he cared to be, and the frizz around his ears still hadn’t dissipated yet, because apparently they kept trying to greet him the same way they greeted each other, which would be fine if not for the bit where they did it with their whiskers and kept aiming for his throat.

They could fucking deal with waiting until morning for food and perhaps an explanation. Maybe. If Cor felt like being magnanimous about it.

Libertus had the fucking nerve to drool on him. (Not just on him, apparently, considering Crowe’s hissing somewhere under his ribs. But still.)