I knew a man once who said, “Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.” - the gladiator
getting back up. dusting it off. my dad used to tell me the most important part of any of it was getting back up on the horse- i didnt grow up on a farm- but it still applied. david vs. goliath, us vs them, you vs. the world… brains, talent and luck are great but heart will always trump them. that is the sentiment of this video. thank you for bearing with us while we finished it… the greatest story ever to me will always be the unexpected… when the loser wins, when the clouds clear the day might just turn out alright…
"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.” —Emil Zatopek
We never had a plan to jump right back into it after whirlwind year we’ve had…but sometimes the song calls you. We started writing “Centuries” while we were on tour because we felt the calling. Traveling the world for the last year we have seen and been a part of the landscape and fabric of music - from tiny sweaty clubs in Australia to insanely huge festivals in the UK. It felt impossible not to react to it, to be inspired and to want to scream back. Like The Great One said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We don’t feel any urge to turn the clock back; we crave something new, our place in it all. That some kids from the Middle of Nowhere, USA can make a mark or will scream long enough until the world listens is amazing - but it’s all just to prove to the next kid that she can pick up a guitar and know that it is a weapon. Make no mistake, “Centuries” is, at its most distilled, the story of David & Goliath. It is us passing along the story of how we feel right before we step on stage, trading feeling small and human for all the sweat and grit and sheer power of belief it takes to stare down a giant. Sometimes wrongs are righted. Sometimes if you scream loud enough the world will listen. Sometimes the quintessential loser wins. Sometimes the giant falls.
we’re throwing a fiesta for 2500 of our closest friends (that means YOU!) and bringing the DCD2 family with us! join us next year down in Mexico for the first ever DCD2 RECORDS HYDRA FEST. we’ll be at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya April 15-19 2015 for a 4 night rock and roll vacation. it’s an all inclusive party. that means food (guac included), drinks, concerts, and most activities are all part of the package, the whole enchilada!
what you get:
- two outdoor open-air evening shows - one special acoustic set - Q&A (in real life, not just on patrick’s twitter) - two shows from Panic! At The Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics, as well as music from LOLO - hang time with all the bands - dj sets - access to off site excursions
and much much more TBA!
get your huaraches ready we’ll see you on the beach 😎🌴☀️
PRE-SALE + GENERAL ON SALE INFO sign up now through July 25th at 5pm EST on hydrafestival.com to get access to the pre-sale. pre-sale begins on July 30th at 12pm EST.
So it’s been a year full of surprises for us and we figured we’d kick off 2014 in the same way. We are Insanely excited to announce this summer tour with Paramore… It’s great to get the chance to share the stage with a band we have never toured with that has their own unique legacy… So glad that our buddies in New Politics will be there too… This summer is gonna be an unforgettable one for sure… See you on the road… MONUMENTOUR or bust.
Pre-sale starts this Monday 1/13 at 10am local time. General on sale begins on Friday 1/17 and Saturday 1/18 at 10am local time.
Set a reminder because these will go fast!
MONUMENTOUR w/ Paramore and New Politics **Fall Out Boy and New Politics only
6/19 - Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre 6/21 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre 6/22 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center 6/24 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga PAC 6/25 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 6/27 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center 6/28 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 6/30 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion 7/2 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC 7/3 - Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion 7/6 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 7/8 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center 7/11 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 7/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Fest 7/13 - White Creeks, TN @ The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel ** 7/18 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion 7/19 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion 7/22 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 7/23 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 7/25 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre 7/26 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre 7/27 - St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre ** 7/29 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre 7/30 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood 8/1 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 8/2 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater 8/4 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater 8/5 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion 8/7 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater 8/8 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion 8/10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre 8/12 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 8/13 - Orem, UT @ UCCU Center 8/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan ** 8/16 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 8/17 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion