Details: Sadly, Yellowcard is no longer. The Jacksonville, Florida rock quartet went out with a bang in 2016 and 2017, performing final shows for fans. Although it’s unfortunate the band has split, it was classy of them to play so many concerts, where longtime fans could appreciate them one last time. Yellowcard named their last album Yellowcard, and with that, payed homage to themselves – and they deserve it. Thank you, Yellowcard!
Details: 5 Seconds of Summer’s Sounds Live Feels Live White River Ampitheatre tour date finds itself as part 3 of our Walk Down Memory Lane Series. The Australian quartet has now travelled the world officially as headliners – great job! In December 2016, the band turned five years old; one of their accomplishments is creating their own label, Hi or Hey Records, which includes tour mates, Hey Violet.
Video: “Orthodox Man”
Why You Want to Watch: I can’t stop listening to or watching this English band. That’s how much I love them. They were my top pick for the entire SXSW Music Festival (we’ll have photos from that show up to lead off our SXSW, by the way), and they’re from beautiful Hampshire. They’ve now played SXSW twice! The video for “Orthodox Man” was directed by Francesca Cansarino during a visit to NYC. That’s Your Lot, the band’s debut LP, will be available April 7th.
Details: Walk Down Memory Lane Series Part 2 features Modest Mouse and Brand New, who co-headlined KeyArena in July 2016. Originally from Issaquah, Washington, Modest Mouse celebrates worldwide popularity – and tour as an eight-member band. Always a favorite live act, they’ll have a few dates in May-June of 2017. And note: Their most recent album, Strangers to Ourselves, was recorded singer-guitarist’s Isaac Brock’s own studio, Ice Cream Party. Long Island’s Brand New has not released an album since 2009, but performed their newest song, “I Am a Nightmare.”
Details: Part 1 of our Walk Down Memory Lane Series is Sting and Peter Gabriel at KeyArena in June 2016. Walk Down Memory Lane is a new series, which will feature show photos, that, unfortunately did not find themselves on Back Beat Seattle yet. But we believe photos are forever and always relevant.
Sting and Peter Gabriel have toured together before, and called 2016’s tour the Rock Papers Scissors Tour. That’s not a typo! Since the tour, Sting bravely played the re-opening date of Bataclan, the Parisian club that suffered a terror attack in 2015. He’s also got his own 57th & 9th tour going on right now. One of Gabriel’s most recent works is “I’m Amazing,” a tribute to Muhammad Ali.