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30 Seconds To Mars Announce UK Arena Tour

30 Seconds To Mars are kicking 2010 off with a bang after unveiling a February Arena tour across the UK.

The tour will coincide with the band’s latest album, This Is War which can be yours from 7th December, catch Jared Leto and the boys at:

FEBRUARY
19 – NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena
20 – MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
21 – CARDIFF International Arena
23 – LONDON Wembley Arena
27 – GLASGOW SECC

Tickets will cost £22.50 for London and £20 for all regional dates, tickets are currently on sale.



Fall Out Boy Release New Songs In Greatest Hits

Fall Out Boy are planning to release a Greatest Hits bundle, which will include the band’s first new material since 2008’s Folie A Deux. 

The first of the new tracks, Alpha Dog is taken from the band’s Welcome To The New Administration mixtape which was the precursor to their fifth studio album and surprisingly left-off the final track list. If you didn’t catch the previously released snippet you can catch the full song on the video above.

Sure to fuel the rumours that the band are about to call it quits for good, bassist and sometimes-main man Pete Wentz told MTV News that he doesn’t want fans to think he is cashing in. “To me, calling it a greatest hits [means] if you’re not an avid Fall Out Boy fan, it’s an easy way to get all the songs, to take a dip in the water,” he laughed. “But if you are a Fall Out Boy fan, you can just go buy those two [new] songs off iTunes, or you can buy the package, because you will find some stuff in there that you’ll think is cool.”

The album, entitled Believers Never Die will also include DVD commentaries and a bunch of other goodies for all you FOB die-hards and can be yours from November 17th.



Ryan Ross: “Panic! At The Disco Split Was Amicable”

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After news spread last week of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker’s decision to leave Panic! At The Disco (full story reported HERE), fans have been left reeling and wanting a better of explanation of why the split had to happen.

Founder of the band, Ryan Ross has spoken to MTV to explain exactly what the “creative differences” were between himself and frontman Brendon Urie that forced hisdeparture:

“It’s been a little while, a few months since we started thinking that this might be the best thing to do.” Ross told MTV.com. “Jon and I had been writing a bunch of stuff on the road, and it just got to a point when we were off tour…that it became pretty apparent that we all weren’t wanting to go in the same direction. There was a period where we weren’t really talking to each other all that much, and Jon and I were just living at my house and continuing to write. And we kind of realized we needed to get over not speaking and figure out what was actually going on. So we all sat down and pretty much came to the conclusion that the best thing for everyone was to do what we did.”

Many fans had speculated that Ryan and Jon were reluctant to return to the band’s signature sound, especially after the remaining members of Panic! posted a new demo last week (found HERE) that sounded distinctly similar to debut A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out. According to Ross, both parties had two very drastic directions that they wanted the band to go in:

Brendon has always been a fan of pop music, but that’s such a broad term, because I guess I would say I would be too, but in a different way. Jon and I are still very much influenced by the Beatles and Beach Boys stuff and the Kinks and stuff like that. And so that’s the stuff we were writing at my house … that’s the stuff we’re going to make now. I haven’t heard any of Brendon and [drummer] Spencer [Smith]’s stuff, to be honest.”

Despite his lack of knowledge of his former bandmate’s affairs, he assures fans that the split has not ruined the foursome’s friendship: “There was really no argument, which is really the best way that could’ve worked out. … I think really everybody will be happy doing what we’re doing. Me and Jon are really excited about what we’re working on, and those guys are happy too. I guess it got to the point where there might have been too many cooks in the kitchen.”

The same, however can perhaps not be said for Ross’s former mentor, Decaydance Records top-dog/Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz: “I haven’t spoken to him in a while, since this happened. I guess I’ve been meaning to call him back. He called me, but I’ve missed a lot of phone calls this week,” Ross said. “We’re not sure [whether Ross’ and Walker’s new band will be on Wentz’s Decaydance Records]. I’ll have to talk to him, but obviously from what’s happening online, I think he’s … he’s written a lot about them. I don’t know if they’re working together on their stuff. I’m not really sure, but it’s been awhile since we’ve spoken. It’s strange. It’s kind of weird.”



The New ‘Panic! At The Disco’ Post Demo

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The remaining members of Panic! At The Disco (yes, the exclamation point seems to be making a return) have posted a short clip of their new material on their Official Website.

The post comes only days after songwriter and guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker announced that they would be quitting the band, leaving singer Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith to go it alone.

Despite the split, Panic! are still adamant that business will continue as usual, with the band still on track to tour with Blink 182 this summer. The demo looks to be in key with what Fall Out Boy/Decaydance Records mainman Pete Wentz described as “a natural progression from (debut album) ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out’.

And after a turmultuous week which threatened the end, here at FANCORE we’re happy to hear the first snippets of the new Panic duo and excited about what their future brings. Head on over to PanicAtTheDisco.com to hear the preview aswell as a short message from Spencer.



Taking Back Sunday Add Leeds Date To UK Tour

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Taking Back Sunday have boosted their July/August residency in the UK by adding an extra date at Leeds Met University for August 2nd.

The Long Islanders will be playing on the mainstage of Sonisphere Festival the day before with Linkin Park, Heaven and Hell and Coheed and Cambria before heading off to Europe for a host of other festival performances in support of their arguably career-best album ‘New Again’. Tickets are now on sale for all of their UK shows, with full dates on TBSOfficial Website. The band have also added a number of US shows for everyone in the States, with full pre-sale info and dates also being found on the link above.

The UK tour is currently as follows:

26th July: Dublin Academy, Dubin, United Kingdom

27th July: Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, United Kingdom

29th July: Glasgow ABC 1, Glasgow United Kingdom

30th July: Liverpool Academy, Liverpool United Kingdom

31st July: Cardiff University, Cardiff  United Kingdom
 

 

1st August: Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth United Kingdom
 

 

2nd August: Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom

With a full week before they hit Germany we’re hoping that TBS will be able to squeeze in a few more dates in the UK aswell as doing the usual sightseeing. Where are you seeing them? Sonisphere or somewhere else?



New Taking Back Sunday Bonus Track Online- “Didn’t See That Coming”

If you want to be one of the first to hear a bonus track taken from Taking Back Sunday’s latest release, ‘New Again’ then you can HERE where some lucky chap has been kind enough to stream it for you. Not sure how long this link will stay active though, but we’ll update it as soon as we can.

For those of you not yet in the know, Taking Back Sunday’s fourth studio album, ‘New Again’ hit stores worldwide yesterday (and it is probably their best work to date). If you want to try before you buy, as we previously reported TBS are now very generously streaming the full album.



Enter Shikari Post “Juggernaughts” Official Video

The UK’s answer to Dance-core, Enter Shikari have posted their new video for upcoming single, “Juggernaughts” on their official Youtube. The single is to released on June 1st, ahead of their massively-hyped sophomore album ‘Common Dreads’ which is dropping on 15th June.

The video features Rou Reynolds and the boys in some sort of desert (or more aptly a nicely painted wall with some cacti on it), being tied to stakes and generally frolicing in the sand. You can check the video in all its glory at the top of the post.

Is the new song getting you pumped for ‘Common Dreads’?