Hot on the heels with the news that their 2003 breakthrough single “Ocean Avenue” has just been certified platinum (over one million sold), American pop-punk band YELLOWCARD have another reason to celebrate: this year marks the tenth anniversary of that single and its album of the same name. To kick it off, Yellowcard and Hopeless Records are releasing Ocean Avenue Acoustic, a re-imagining of all 13 songs from that album in an acoustic setting.
“On July 22, 2003 our lives were changed forever,” says the band in a joint statement. “We didn't know what Ocean Avenue would become, but it is a chapter in our story that we will never forget. We knew that for the 10th anniversary of the release we wanted to do something more than just a tour.” Special limited edition pre-order packages of the album including exclusive white vinyl, a one time only pressing 7", hand written lyric sheets by Ryan Key and more are available now at Moment.Yellowcardrock.com.
Soon after the release of the acoustic album, the band will hit the road throughout the US as part ofHouse of Blues 20th Anniversary Presents, performances at Harley Fest and Riot Fest, and in Europe and Australia. “In the US and Australia, we will be performing the entire [Ocean Avenue] record acoustically from start to finish, and then closing the show with an electric set that covers the other albums,” they explain. “In Europe, we will be playing the Vans Warped Tour, so the headlining shows will just be Ocean Avenue Acoustic. To hear the other records you'll have to get to the closest Warpeddate!” (tour dates below).
$20 tickets (including surcharges) will go on sale at 3pm (local time) on June 3rd for a limited time (June 3-10). In addition, the band is offering a special VIP package available beginning June 3 to fans, which will include:
VIP tour packages will be available here: http://cncrt.ly/YellowcardTour
In celebration of this 10 year milestone, Yellowcard is launching moment.yellowcardrock.com, an interactive space for fans to share their favorite Yellowcard moments, both past and present. Fans can contribute to the site by posting their favorite moments to Instagram or Twitter and using the hashtag #YCMoment. The trailer for the album can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/YCOceanAveTrailer.
With over two and a half million albums sold and counting, Yellowcard continue to dominate the music world, garnering fan support and critical acclaim alike. With eight singles that have received significant Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay including the smash “Ocean Avenue”, Yellowcard continued their steady progression with their eighth and latest solo album Southern Air on Hopeless Records last year. Debuting on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart at #10, Southern Air is their fifth album to reach the Top 20 (and second in the Top 10).
“It's going to be a big year for all of us and you together,” they conclude. “Ocean Avenue is a legacy that we are very proud of, so both the album and the tour are things we've put a lot of work into. Thanks for your continued love and support, and we will see you this Fall!”
Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals/guitar), Sean Mackin (violin), Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums), Ryan Mendez (guitar) and Josh Portman (bass). Ocean Avenue Acoustic will be released via Hopeless Records on August 13, 2013.