Bad Religion, Against Me!, A Day To Remember, more book spring concerts in Tampa Bay
As you may have noticed, posting has been a little light around these parts over the past month. We've tried to keep you updated on the biggest shows, but a handful of excellent punk and metal shows have managed to fall thruogh the cracks. So let's round them up here:
-- Punk icons Bad Religion and Gainesville agit-rockers Against Me! are teaming up for a tour that'll hit the Ritz Ybor on March 16. Polar Bear Club will open. In addition to a long-overdue set by Bad Religion, this'll be Tampa Bay's first look at Against Me!, above, since singer Tom Gabel announced he'd be transitioning to a new life as Laura Jane Grace. Tickets are $26; click here.
-- Ocala hardcore group A Day To Remember will return to Jannus Live on May 2 with opening act Of Mice and Men. Jannus Live, of course, was where A Day To Remember played one of our favorite shows of 2011, so this should be a great one. Tickets go onsale at 10 a.m. Friday. Click here.
-- The Vans Warped Tour is continuing its slow rollout of band announcements, and they've leaked a few good ones. Allstar Weekend and Hawthorne Heights and The Early November have all confirmed they'll be playing the St. Pete date on July 26; it remains to be seen whether bigger names Motion City Soundtrack and Goldfinger will do the same.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Ryan Russell