This Week in Underground: ADTR release video, announce festival, BMTH add bands to tour, Warped continues to announce lineup

By Ashley Offenback,

It was a big week for A Day to Remember as they released a music video and announced a new festival. The video for "Right Back at it Again" illustrates ADTR's journey to success: a story of relentless hard work, countless nights sleeping on hardwood floors in people’s living rooms, and all the haters who said they’d never make it with a vibrant cartoon flare. The inspirational pop-punk anthem is the first single off the band’s self-released fifth album Common Courtesy.

In other ADTR news, the band will host its first Self Help Festival on March 22 in San Bernardino, Calif. The one-day festival will feature 15 additional acts including Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men, The Story So Far, and Memphis May Fire. According to ADTR’s facebook page, response from fans has been amazing and though only one festival date has been scheduled, “this could just be the beginning.”

In related news, Bring Me the Horizon added three acts to its American Dream Tour featuring Of Mice & Men: letlive, Issues, and Northlane. The February and March, 37-date tour, announced last month, will be the UK band’s first U.S. headlining tour since 2011.

Vans Warped Tour also continues to update its slated 2014 lineup. Announced this week were The Ghost Inside, Saves the Day, A Skylit Drive, I the Mighty, and Beartooth. The June through August, 42-date tour will announce additional featured bands each Wednesday beginning January 1 on Fuse TV’s Warped Roadies at 11 p.m. EST.

Also this week, Alternative Press released its picks of most anticipated music for 2014. Topping the list is Taking Back Sunday, Pierce the Veil, Crown the Empire, Motionless in White, Falling in Reverse, and Memphis May Fire. These bands plus 20 more will be featured in AP’s annual “Most Anticipated Music” issue. Last year, the issue featured A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, and Of Mice & Men, who all went on to experience success and popularity in 2013.


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