more to be announced soon
Riot Fest has recently announced the lineup for the Chicago dates on September 12th through September 14th at Humboldt Park.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival bands have been officially released. Check out the dates on their webpage here.
Carolina Rebellion is a part of the worlds loudest month. Get your two day tickets for Carolina Rebellion here.
Check back on March 31st for the official lineup announcement!
July 05 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
July 08 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
July 13 – Denver, CO – TBA
July 15 – Kansas City, KS – Sandstone Amphitheatre
July 16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 19 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 20 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 26 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 29 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake
July 30 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
August 02 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
August 03 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Zoo Amphitheatre
August 09 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Of Mice & Men released their third studio album Restoring Force on January 28th, the album was produced by David Benedeth who produced albums by bands like Bring me the Horizon, Breaking Benjamin and A Day to Remember. When hearing Austin Carlile say in a interview this album would be more structured and more rock / nu metal sounding I was really excited and had high expectations for this album and hoped to hear a lot from Aaron. It seemed like the fans went forever without hearing anything about a release date or anything about the album until a picture appeared in AP magazine saying the album would be released on January 28th, shortly after Of Mice & Men released a studio video giving fans a sneak peak and things seemed to happen one after another after that video was released.
This album is one of my favorites by Of Mice & Men; Austin and Aaron’s vocals are very strong as well as the instrumentals. I agree with Austin when he says the album is more structured and has a more rock / nu-metal feel. Being unable to get into the constant heaviness that was the old Of Mice & Men albums this one really leaved me pleased. There are a lot of elements inside of this album, I think it is going to change the way people view nu-metal but not being completely nu-metal the album has some standard hardcore and heavy metal elements deep inside this album.
The first song on the album titled Public Service Announcement packs a real punch telling people that his life is none of their business and that people always go on to judge him when they don’t know anything about him. Public Service Announcement also goes on to touch about his three days in jail. One of my favorite songs off the album is Feels Like Forever, the way this song opens is just amazing and definitely think that this should be one of the singles off the album. Another You slows things down and brings a real personal touch to this album and Aaron’s voice in this song is one of my favorite things. My final favorite song off this album is You Make me Sick, there isn’t really a bad song on this album.
I would definitely recommend this album and say everyone should give it a listen. It will be a great album to hear live and will open many doors for Of Mice & Men as far as festivals and possibility of bands to tour with. You can check Of Mice & Men out on the American Dream tour with Bring Me the Horizon and Issues as well as South by so What and Rock on the Range! View this official tour dates here
Overall rating: 5/5