We are excited to announce that we will be heading out on the road with Dashboard Confessional and The All American Rejects this summer!
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time.
7/25 Columbus, OH Express Live! 7/26 Detroit, MI Fillmore Detroit 7/29 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summer Soundstage 7/30 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 8/3 New York, NY Central Park Summer Stage 8/4 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater 8/5 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion 8/6 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 8/8 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE 8/9 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier 8/10 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap 8/12 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater 8/13 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
NEW TRACKS: Florence + The Machine - “As Far As I Could Get”
The anticipation is building for the third album from Florence + the Machine, following 2011’s Ceremonials. With each new single, Florence + the Machine is showcasing that, while they were quiet for a few years, they’re coming back with power. With “What Kind of Man,” Florence + the Machine brought us the bombastic, bigger than life sounds that draw us to her music. With the newly-released “As Far As I Could Get,” Florence tones it down just a bit. Instead of an uplifting tempo, “As Far As I Could Get” echoes a deep sadness with lyrics such as, “I drew bedraggled breaths / Because I am unloved / I went as far as I could get…” The song uses an array of stark metaphors to express a deep sadness that is overcome with “wasting my goddamn time” over a lost love. “As Far As I Could Get” was leaked as a non-LP bonus track from Florence + the Machine’s release for Record Store Day. It’s with bated breath that we all wait for How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful to be released on June 2nd through Republic Records. And while they still last, snag your tickets to see this redheaded queen take stage at Merriweather Post this summer.
I have become solangelo trash. Please accept this little one-shot about some headcannon I saw that in an argument Will said ‘go to hell’ and Nico actually goes to hell
They had been dating for about a month now and they usually bickered and shot insults at each other but this was a full blown fight.
“Oh come on Solace, you actually think that girl wants to be your friend?” Nico said rolling his eyes. This girl had been talking to them when they out in town and it was obvious all she was doing was flirting with Will, Nico didn’t know why his boyfriend couldn’t see that.
“She was very nice, di Angelo. I don’t get why you’re so bent out of shape about this.” Will said furrowing his brow as they walked back to the Hades cabin.
“Because she was flirting with you and you’re too blind to see it.” Nico said is voice getting louder.
“So what? Are you jealous?” Will said raising his brow with a small smirk.
“No!” Nico blushed, “I’m just surprised that you’re so stupid you can’t see what’s obviously right in front of you.”
“Oh please, don’t talk to me about being oblivious.” Will said crossing his arms and rolling his eyes. “Mister Passively aggressively likes you from afar.”
“Shut up, Solace this is about you and your stupidity. How many other girls do you flirt with anyways?” Nico said poking the taller boy’s chest. At that Will’s face contorted into a sneer and he openly glared at Nico.
“Seriously?” he said and Nico’s face just challenged him, “Go to hell.” Will said it so fast he didn’t even realize what he’d said until his boyfriend was no longer glaring at him and instead had his eyebrows raised. That’s when Will realized exactly what he was thinking. “Di Angelo, don’t you dare.” he said as Nico took a step back his face set in a scowl. “Don’t!” Will said just as Nico turned on his heel straight into a shadow. “Nico!” Will yelled at his boyfriend who was already gone. “My gods, I’m gonna kill him!” Will said his cheeks going red with anger, before he stomped back to the Big House.
“Hey, Will, what’s up?” Jason said noticing the fuming blonde as he was walking.
“Nico just shadow traveled himself to the Underworld in the middle of an argument!” Will said turning his anger on the other boy.
“Whoa, you’re mad, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you mad.” Jason said taken aback.
“Well, it’s not every day I’m in an argument with my boyfriend and I say 'go to hell’ and he actually goes to fucking hell.” Will said making wild gestures with his arms.
“Wow.” Jason said unsure of how to respond to that. “I’m sure he’ll come back soon, until then you might want to calm down a bit.” Will mumbled to himself before walking into the Big House to go to the infirmary to hopefully calm down a bit.
It turned out Nico didn’t come back soon, he came back a week later. Which really just served to piss Will off even more. Once Nico shadow traveled into his cabin after a week in the Underworld and proceeded to walk to the dining pavilion, knowing all his friends would be there for lunch. He grabbed a few things to eat before sitting down at his table. Nico knew if he just waited they’d show up and they did first was Jason.
“A week in hell, really? Do you know how pissed Will is?” was the first thing out of his mouth as he sat down across from Nico.
“Not even a 'hello’ or 'how are you doing’ just straight into 'you’ve made your boyfriend mad’.” Nico said keeping his eyes on his food.
“Well, you did make your boyfriend mad.” Jason said eating another bite of his sandwich. After he spoke Nico felt a sharp slap connect to the back of his head.
“Ow, what the…?” Nico said looking back at the offender. It was Piper and she was standing over him with her hand on her hip and her lips pursed with a glare that made anyone in the immediate vicinty cower in fear.
“How could you do that to us? Just leave for a week, no explanation, just gone and poor Will, he slaved away in that infirmary trying to keep you out of his head.” she said taking a seat next to Jason which just made the couple look like scolding parents in Nico’s opinion. “You’re lucky you came back, because I was just about to call Hazel to knock some sense into you.” Piper said her face still cross.
“He said go to hell, so I did. He always told me I should listen to him more.” Nico said with a smug little smile on his face.
“Seriously? Nico,” Piper said as his smile only grew. “He forgot for a second that you can actually go to hell. I hope you realize that whatever he says to you next you deserve.”
Nico rolled his eyes before finishing his food, he was forced to listen to Piper lecture him through it all. Then he got up planning to find his boyfriend, just as he did that familiar mop of blond hair walked into the pavilion. Will’s blue eyes landed on him almost immediately, they narrowed into a glare before he turned and walked out. Nico rolled his eyes as he heard Piper behind him.
“You deserved that.” she said a little smug. Nico rolled his eyes before shooting her a glare, then he rushed off after his very pissed off boyfriend.
He saw his boyfriend’s retreating back and instantly regretted his entire week. “Will!” he called after him, Will ignored him and kept walking. “Will, please!” he said running as fast as he could. Then just as he was about to catch up Will stopped and turned around quickly.
“What?!” he yelled glaring down at his now very shock frozen boyfriend. “What do you want? After being in hell for a fucking week! I said something stupid forgetting the fact your dad is king of hell and that the door is always open for you and you decide to go down there and punish me for a week! A week, Nico!” he shouted and every demi-god within the area was gone, they knew if the usually level-headed healer was shouting it was in your best interest to leave.
“I uh…” Nico stuttered unsure of how to respond.
“You’re the biggest idiot on earth, di Angelo.” Will said placing his hands on Nico’s shoulders brining his face very close to his own before pulling him into a smashing kiss. Just as it began it ended and Nico was standing once again with wide eyes and an open mouth. “You aren’t gonna see me for few days.” Will said before walking away leaving his very flustered boyfriend behind.
“Wait what?” Nico said just as Will disappeared behind the door to the Apollo cabin.
True to his word Will was no where around Nico for three days, every time Nico entered a room Will left it and when Nico had come to the Apollo cabin they had all told him Will was elsewhere even though he’d literally just seen him walk in. By the third day Nico had had enough, he walked into the infirmary and stormed up to Will before he turned around and saw him, grabbed his arm and yanked him around.
“Okay, I get it, I was stupid and for an entire week I stayed in the Underworld because you said one dumb line when you were angry, now will you please stop ignoring me, I’ll never do it again, okay?” Nico said quickly before his nerves got the better of him.
“You were pretty stupid.” Will said crossing his arms.
“That’s what you’re going to focus on?” Nico said dropping his shoulders narrowing his eyes.
“Of course, because I realize you’re new to relationships, but don’t go to hell is seriously a very obvious rule in a relationship that I should not have to tell it to you.” Will said taking Nico’s hands in his. Nico hmphed before he looked down at his feet a blush taking over his cheeks.
“Well, whatever.” he said and Will chuckled before putting his hand on Nico’s cheek tilting his head up to give him a kiss.
“Just never do it again and we’ll be good.” Will said when he pulled back, Nico only nodded, “Now leave so I can get back to work, death boy.” he said giving Nico a small slap on his butt. Another blush broke out on Nico’s cheeks.
“Not a chance, sunny, I’m staying here, because I haven’t seen you for a week and three days.” Nico said sitting down on one of the empty hospital beds, kicking his legs back and forth since his feet didn’t touch the ground. Will grinned and kissed his boyfriend once again until one of his siblings coughed behind them and Will had to go back to work. Nico never did go to hell again even though Will did say it a couple times more.
THE GOSPEL TOUR w/ WALK THE MOON, Magic Man*, Youngblood Hawke^
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WILLIAM BECKETT PREMIERES NEW SONG “WALLS” VIA HUFFINGTON POST
TWO-SONG DIGITAL SINGLE TO BE RELEASED JULY 1
SUMMER TOUR WITH PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO AND RICK SPRINGFIELD ANNOUNCED
Chicago, IL’s William Beckett is premiering his new song “Walls” today via The Huffington Post. The song comes from a two-song digital single that is expected to be released on July 1.
The release will also feature a newly recorded and revamped piano version of “Just You Wait” – a song that originally appeared as a bonus track on his debut solo full-length album Genuine & Counterfeit, which was released last Summer.
“The inspiration for the song "Walls” actually came from a fan. Her story was so touching and relatable that I just had to write a song about it,“ reveals Beckett to The Huffington Post. "There comes a time in everyone’s life where you feel lost and uninspired; stagnant and not sure which way to turn or how to pull yourself out of the rut. This song is about believing in yourself and holding out hope that, with a positive attitude and dedication, each day can be better than the last. Of course things happen that are well out of our control, but the weight of each problem is measured in how you respond and react to it.”
The two songs were recorded with producer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo) in Chicago, with whom Beckett also recorded Genuine & Counterfeit.
This Summer, Beckett - former frontman to The Academy Is… - will also perform solo at a series of amphitheater shows across the US, supporting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield.
Beckett shares, “I’m so excited to be able to play this song on my upcoming tour with Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar. I still can’t believe that I have the opportunity to share the stage with such amazing songwriters and legendary performers. I’m also looking forward to sharing my music with an audience that, for the most part, hasn’t heard it yet. It’s going to be fun to show that my songs can speak to all generations of music fans.”
All upcoming William Beckett tour dates can be found below.
TOUR DATES William Beckett w/Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield Jun 28 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre Jun 29 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre Jul 01 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Jul 06 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Jul 08 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Jul 11 Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre+ Jul 16 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre Jul 19 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater Jul 25 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery Jul 27 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater