The Wonder Years have announced their first major headlining tour since the release of The Greatest Generation, a six-week run throughout North America in March and April that will feature support from Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends and Modern Baseball. Acoustic VIP Session tickets that feature an exclusive acoustic show (limited to 50 per date) are on sale now and general admission tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10am local time. Tour dates and admat are in the replies and a statement from the band about the lineup they chose for this headliner is below.
We made the decision shortly after the release of The Greatest Generation that we would dedicate the end of 2013 and the...
This is a fun one. PureVolume is giving away a bunch of band-drawn and autographed doodles from this past summer's Warped Tour and today they've giving away the The Wonder Years' doodle (drawn and autographed by Dan Campbell). How do you win that delicious doodle? Well, I know you're gonna have to get artistic and draw your own doodle of the band and hope that it impresses them. But make sure you check out all the details on how to win. There are a few steps. Good luck and have fun!
Listen to a mashup of Paramore's "Pressure" and The Wonder Years' "Coffee Eyes" in the replies. This is the Internet, so make sure you make a comment about it too. Also, the same guy mashed up Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark" and Paramore's "crushcrushcrush."
The Wonder Years' new album, The Greatest Generation, has debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 charts with 19,673 units moved in first-week sales. For some perspective: The first time I interviewed the band, they were excitedly reporting first-week sales of The Upsides that came in at 1,852 units. Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing debuted two years ago with 8,100 first-week sales. Congratulations to the band, their management and Hopeless Records!
In the replies, you can watch video of The Wonder Years performing "Came Out Swinging" acoustically at yesterday's Soundcheck Hollywood in-store performance. Don't forget - the band's pop-up shop is happening this week in Philadelphia from the 14th to the 17th, so don't miss out.
Stream The Wonder Years' new record The Greatest Generation in its entirety here. You can read some first impressions on the record from Jason and Drew, and Thomas' review should be live this week as well. Is this album meeting your expectations? Surpassing? Let us know in the comments. Remember, the record hits stores on May 14th and you can pre-order it via iTunes here.
It's 2013 and no one that wasn't supposed to have our record got it until we mailed them out. It's shocking and really a nice feeling that a bond of mutual respect with everyone who had the press stream kept the album where it belonged.
Now, the record is streaming so you can listen guilt free. Like I said,...
Michael Kennedy, drummer for The Wonder Years, is doing his first-ever 5K run for charity in Montgomery County, PA. "The Exercise Doesn't Suck 5K" will take place on June 2, and participation in the event is limited to only 30 people. Send an email if you're interested in participating. Kennedy said in a detailed statement, which you can read fully in the replies, that this is a test-run for hopefully bigger charity events in the future.
The Wonder Years are doing this thing where you can upload a video to Vimeo asking them a question. Then they will take your video and answer your question, and compile and bunch, and put them on the Internet. Learn more in the replies - and it's worth watching even if you're not interested, because the video is funny.
We told you last week about The Wonder Years' pop-up shop going on in Philadelphia during the release week for The Greatest Generation, and now the band has released tickets for each night. The tickets are free - you just have to print them out and bring them with you to the event. However, they are limited, and the final night (featuring an acoustic Wonder Years performance, meet-and-greet and signings) is almost "sold out." Head to the replies to see what's going down each night.
The Wonder Years will be playing in-store sessions during the release week of The Greatest Generation in California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Check out where and when in the replies.
Head here to check out "Dismantling Summer," the second song released from The Wonder Years' new record, The Greatest Generation. It's out May 14 via Hopeless Records. If you somehow missed it, we streamed the first track, "Passing Through A Screen Door," here. What do you think of the new track?
The Wonder Yearshave announced a pop-up shop with Glamour Kills. The pop-up shop will be open from May 14-17 at Stupid Easy Ideas Gallery in Philadelphia. It will feature acoustic performances by a host of different artists, signings, movies, food and limited edition collaborative items. There's an admat in the replies and The Greatest Generation is out May 14 via Hopeless.
The Wonder Years have announced four record release shows in 24 hours in support of The Greatest Generation. The band will play in Philadelphia at 6pm on May 10 with Modern Baseball, then in New York City at 12am on May 11 with A Loss for Words. Then comes Chicago at 10am on May 11 with Mixtapes and to close it out, Los Angeles at 6pm on May 11 with The Sheds. Tickets can be purchased here. The Greatest Generation graces our ears May 14 via Hopeless Records.
Among the preorder options for The Wonder Years' upcoming record, The Greatest Generation, are several packages that offer a few different 7"s. There are five different clear variants, and on the B-side of the vinyl is an emblem that represents one of the five recurring themes on the record - bombs, pill bottles, ghosts, devils and birds. One package includes all five 7"s while the other packages include a random 7" and you can see the pressing information for the different variants in the replies.
The pre-order bundles for The Wonder Years's upcoming album, The Greatest Generation, are live again. The initial red variant pressing of 1200 has been expanded to 3000. Also the bundles are back and have been fitted with the red variant as well, thus making the blue variant out of print.
Just a friendly reminder that Monday at 3pm EST / noon PST, we will be debuting the first song from The Wonder Years' new record, The Greatest Generation. At 6pm EST / 3pm PST, the band will be in the exclusive thread to chat with fans as well. Paired with the song stream will be a lengthy interview I did with Dan Campbell, a tiny portion of which you can read below.
Up until now, I’ve spent my life content in mediocrity, afraid of failure and hiding behind things, just saying, “This is the best I can do.” I made excuses based on where I came from and the defects in my bloodstream. I was hiding behind mistakes I had made in the past. I wasn’t fighting for great, I was content in good,...
See, I never really felt like I got this band before. I liked a bunch of their songs. I got why kids were relating with the lyrics. I understood the passion and the excitement. But there was never an it moment that cemented for me that this was anything special. It was good, it was fun, but with all the excitement I was seeing from other fans online … I’d always go back and re-listen to the albums hoping that I was missing something. That after this listen I would fully get why everyone was so...