NEW MUSIC VIDEO: The Distance - Funeral For A Friend
NEW SONG: Violence (Enough is Enough) - A Day To Remember
Mike, Dave and Dillon have left Sparks The Rescue. Read a statement from remaining members Alex and Toby, as well as Mike and Dave below.
It comes with heavy hearts to write this, but we want to keep you in the loop on what’s going on with Sparks The Rescue. Throughout the past few years we have gone through many amazing times together, and many hardships. There comes a time in everyone’s lives where they need to take a step back, and evaluate what they are doing, and why. This is one of those times. Mike, Dave and Dillon will be parting ways with STR. This is an amicable departure and we all still love each other as brothers and as a family. We understand that this may come as a bit of a shock to the fans and friends, but we would appreciate it if everyone could be understanding and respectful of their decisions.
As for the future of Sparks The Rescue, although the times are changing, we are NOT breaking up. Alex and Toby have been in this band for many years, and their passion is still strong for music and with the band. Plans are already in motion to be back in the studio at the end of January, recording new music, as well as tours in 2013 that will be announced after the holiday season. It is a sad day for all of us, but in another sense, it is a new beginning. Alex and Toby are very excited about the new year, and we think you will be too with the coming announcements. So we hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy new year. Please understand how much we love and appreciate every single one of you.
While this is really sad for me to write I feel like I needed to do it. Sparks has been a family for me for the last 2 - 2 1/2 years and I wouldn’t give up any one of those days for anything. There may be a time when we decide to play shows together again but for now I will not be actively pursing it. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and this band over the years. Without you I wouldn’t have the great memories that will last forever.
After 3 years of touring with my brother, I have decided to leave Sparks The Rescue to pursue my own musical endeavors. I’ll always love the guys and every fan I’ve met along the way. Everyone that bought merch and let us sleep on their floor. See you all in 2013!
NEW COVER: Paradise - Craig Owens (Pop Goes Punk 5)
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I See Stars will be releasing their new single, “The Hardest Mistake” ft. Cassadee Pope on Oct. 9.
Sum 41 have announced tour dates for the 10th anniversary tour for Does This Look Infected?
Nov 02 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Nov 03 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Nov 04 Royal Oak Music Theater Royal Oak, MI
Nov 05 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Nov 07 THE TOWN BALLROOM Buffalo, NY
Nov 08 Phoenix Concert Series Toronto, Canada
Nov 10 Metropolis Montreal, Canada
Nov 11 Imperial Theater Quebec City, Canada
Nov 14 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Nov 15 Theater of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Nov 16 The Paramount Huntington, NY
Nov 17 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Nov 19 Met Cafe Providence, RI
Nov 20 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Nov 21 Club International New Britain, CT
Nov 23 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Nov 24 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Nov 27 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
Nov 28 Alter Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Dec 01 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Dec 02 Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
Dec 05 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 07 The Ritz Tampa, FL
Dec 08 House of Blues Orlando, FL
Dec 09 Cluture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL