Yellowcard returns with new album Paper Walls on July 17th, the follow-up to 2006’s gold-certified Lights and Sounds and their multi-platinum 2003 smash, Ocean Avenue. Drawing from both the universal, buoyant, hook-filled style of Ocean Avenue and the tougher edges of Lights and Sounds, Paper Walls takes it all a step further with an energized, anthemic and forward-looking set of songs. Paper Walls which will be available in both CD and Deluxe versions.
The Los Angeles Times recently described the album as feeling “almost like a singles collection, with singer Ryan Key’s adenoidal yearnings perfect for sorting out youth’s highs and lows” while Absolutepunk.net described it as “an album not only full of sing-a-longs but also awash with full-bodied emotion. This results in a release that leaves both the casual listener looking for a soundtrack to their summer days, and those looking for more depth in their music, immensely satisfied.”
After a stint on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour from June 29 – July 19 and headlining shows to be announced, the band will join Blue October’s on a fall tour from September 20 – November 10. Yellowcard can also be seen performing July 20th on the highly coveted AOL Sessions Under Cover; a slot which was chosen solely on votes from fans. For the lucky hometown devotees in Jacksonville, FL, the band will be making a special in-store appearance at CD Connection from 4-6pm on July 20th.
Yellowcard emerged from Jacksonville, Florida with a completely infectious and original blend of rock, punk and classical (owing to violinist Sean Mackin) that made them a sure thing to break out of the pack, but even the band could not have imagined how far.
Look for Yellowcard upcoming appearances on MTV’s Made and Cribs.
Ryan Key – vocals/guitar
Pete Mosely – bass/keyboards/vocals
Sean Mackin – violin/vocals
Ryan Mendez – guitar
Longineu “LP” Parsons III – drums
Yellowcard on tour:
7/18 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Amphitheatre Vans Warped Tour
7/19 Jacksonville, FL Reynolds Park Yatch Center Vans Warped Tour
Yellowcard on Blue October’s Fall U.S. Tour
9/20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
9/21 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
9/22 Washinton, DC DAR Constitution Hall
9/23 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
9/26 New York, NY Nokia Theater
9/28 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
10/01 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
10/05 Columbus, OH Promowest Pavilion
10/06 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/09 St. Charles, MO Family Arena
10/13 St. Paul, MO The Myth
10/18 Wichita, KS The Cotillion Ballroom
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
11/02 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Live
11/08 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
11/09 West Palm Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
11/10 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues