The publishing world:
After eleven weeks, I’ve decided to broaden this half of WTF Did I Miss This Week? to publishing, rather than just the YA world. I love all books, and everything is so fascinating to me, that I’ve been featuring most of the other genres anyway!
Anyway, here are some awesome new releases:
- Is Nick Robinson going to be Simon in the ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’? It seems pretty likely. Because he hasn’t starred in enough YA adaptations in the last year…
- …and talking of YA adaptations featuring Nick Robinson, ‘Everything Everything’ isn’t the only Nicola Yoon book getting a film adaptation! She announced that ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ has been optioned as well.
The music world:
Again, I couldn’t find any new releases this week, but there’s been an adequate amount of new music, including:
A rather disturbing video for ‘Peach Milk’ by Decade:
And I can’t ‘Blame’ Bastille for releasing a new video, too:
There were also new tracks from Great Cynics (who premiered their new song by playing it fifty – yes, 50 – times in a row), another taste of Mallory Knox‘s new album and a seventh episode of The Maine‘s Miserable Youth.
Have you had enough tour announcements yet? No? Well good, because there have been even more this week!
- The Ataris will be returning to the UK in January and February, the first time the full band will have been on our shores since Slam Dunk 2015.
- Waterparks will be going on their first ever headline tour throughout February and March, co-headlining venues across America with Too Close To Touch. Support comes from Chapel and Creeper…
- …while Dance Gavin Dance will also be part of a co-headline tour during February and March, accompanied by CHON.
- Starting on Valentine’s Day, Attila have announced a month-long US headline tour. Support comes from New Year’s Day, Bad Omens and Cane Hill.
- Despite having just cancelled their UK tour, Balance and Composure have announced an Australian tour in March.
- While The Early November are coming to the UK in March, playing ‘The Mother, The Mechanic and the Path’ in full to celebrate the ten-year anniversary.
- Enter Shikari are heading for America in March. Even though their tour finishes on April 1st, these shows will be no joke.
- In what’s potentially the biggest co-headline tour ever, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax are joining forces to bring the Killthrax tour to venues across North America, from March until May.
- Don Broco will be embarking on their first ever US tour throughout April and May, opening for State Champs. Also on the line-up are With Confidence and Against The Current. This tour should not be missed.
- Taking Back Sunday are taking three upcoming UK bands on tour with them in February. Milestones, Muncie Girls and black foxxes will each play select dates on the tour, taking to the stage before main support Frank Iero and the Patience.
- Emmure cancelled their rescheduled UK/Europe tour. No news yet as to when the band will be returning, but they won’t be rescheduling the dates (again!).
- Warped Tour announced the 2017 touring schedule…
- …while Northern Invasion had their first line-up announcement.
- If you didn’t think metal shows could get any crazier, watch these fans rowing at a Darkness Divided show in Germany.
- VANT have announced their debut album, ‘Dumb Blood’…
- …while their tour buddies You Me At Six have announced a signing tour to celebrate the release of ‘Night People’.
- Andy Hurley has announced that The Damned Things have recorded another EP.
- Following in the footsteps of his brother, Every Time I Die‘s Keith Buckley owned a fan taking a stage selfie. When will people learn not to attempt that shit with these guys?
- And the coolest story this week: President Obama signed a legislation to outlaw ticketing bots. Good to see something’s finally being done about this, and looking forward to seeing what the UK government does in response.