With The Release Of An Acoustic Re-Imagined Version Of Their Breakthrough Album and Australian Tour Dates
Hot on the heels with the news that their 2003 breakthrough single “Ocean Avenue” has just been certified platinum in the US, 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/ UNFD are releasing Ocean Avenue Acoustic, are-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.”
Ocean Avenue acoustic will be released through Hopeless/UNFD on Friday 16 August. Special limited edition pre-order packages of the album are available now via store.weareunified.com. There will also be signed pre-orders available though JB Hi-Fi online.
Soon after the release of the acoustic album, the band will hit the road throughout the US, Europe & Australia and 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”.
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 the ARIA charts at #30 and 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 will tour around Australia in October, following on from their sold out shows in 2012. Tickets will be snapped up quickly, make sure you get yours when they go on sale on Thursday 13 June through Frontier.
OCEAN AVENUE ACOUSTIC – THE TOUR
Friday 25 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday 26 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 29 October – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Thursday 31 October – Capitol Theatre, Perth