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Streetlight Manifesto announce “Somewhere in the Between” 10th anniversary tour

Ska-punk veterans Streetlight Manifesto have announced a US tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album Somewhere in the Between. Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Here’s what the band had to say about the tour and their other plans for 2017:

“Every night on this tour will include every single song from SITB, plus a bunch of other songs from our other albums and a few b-side type cuts (since, as you know by now, we play long ass sets). Yes, EVEN BLONDE LEAD THE BLIND, for which we apologize in advance.

If you’re foolish enough to think that that’s all we have up our sleeves for 2017, then you are truly a foolish fool who thinks relatively foolishly. YOU FOOL. Expect more announcements in the coming months, of varying degrees of relevance and significance.”

It’s been 4 years since Streetlight released their latest album The Hands That Thieve. Could one of those announcements in the coming months be a new record? We’ll keep you posted.

Streetlight Manifesto announce US tour dates

Streetlight Manifesto have announced “The Year With No End” tour. The dates are spread throughout the summer and fall, and you can check out the tour poster below.

Be warned, the poster neglects to mention the venues where these shows will occur, although the locations are mentioned at the band’s website, where tickets are available to purchase. You can buy them here.

Streetlight released their latest studio album The Hands That Thieve in April, 2013.

Victory Records suing Streetlight Manifesto for more than $1,000,000

Interesting, though hardly surprising, news coming across the wire from the California-based legal clearinghouse Courthouse News Service. It seems the head honchos at Victory Records continue to have a hair across their collective proverbial asses about Streetlight Manifesto. How big a hair, you ask? A fucking million dollar hair, that’s how big.

According to the lawsuit, Victory Records have Streetlight Manifesto frontman Tomas Kalnoky as the primary target in their crosshairs because of the fact that the band didn’t hold up their end of a decade-plus-old contract that called for them to release four studio albums. As a result of Kalnoky and the band’s “incessant production delays” and “proclivity to procrastinate,” the label have filed suit seeking more than $1,000,000 in damages.

If you’re keeping score at home, Streetlight Manifesto released a total of five albums through Victory Records; 2003’s “Everything Goes Numb,” 2006’s “Keasbey Nights,” 2007’s “Somewhere In The Between,” 2010’s “99 Songs Of Revolution: Vol. 1,” and of course 2013’s highly contested “Hands That Thieve.” However, according to the lawsuit, “Keasbey Nights” doesn’t count toward the contract due to the fact that it’s essentially a re-recorded version of an album from Kalnoky’s old band, Catch 22. “99 Songs Of Revolution” doesn’t count, meanwhile, because it’s a collection of cover songs.

The band and the label have exchanged legal and public blows for the last several years, increasing around the release of Streetlight’s last album, “The Hands That Thieve.” Read more about the suit, which is officially on the record as “Victory Records, Inc. v. Tomas Kalnoky,” case number 1:2015cv09180 at the Illinois Northern District Federal Courthouse, right here. Meanwhile, if you want to catch up on the tumultuous events surrounding the release of “The Hands That Thieve,” you can do so here and here and here and here. Stay tuned to this one…we’ll have more later.

Streetlight Manifesto announce “The Last Good Fight” tour

Streetlight Manifesto have announced “The Last Good Fight” tour. It’s happening this May and consists of 18 shows in 18 days. Check out the dates and show poster below.

The band released their latest studio album, The Hands That Thieve, on April 30, 2013.

Toh Kay streams “Shantantitty Town” from upcoming split with Sycamore Smith

Toh Kay (Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto) is streaming a cover of Sycamore Smith‘s “Shantantitty Town” from their upcoming split LP You By Me: Vol. 2, which is set to be released on August 12th through Pentimento Music Co.

You can give the song a listen below and pre-order the split on your choice of wax or plastic over here.

Toh Kay last released The Hand That Thieves, featuring his own solo versions of all the songs on Streetlight Manifesto’s latest album The Hands That Thieve.  Both records kinda sorta came out in the spring of 2013.

Toh Kay announces split EP with Sycamore Smith, posts teaser video

Toh Kay (Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto) has announced he will be releasing a split EP with Sycamore Smith called You By Me, Vol. 2 on August 12th via Pentimento Music Co.  The split will feature Toh Kay covering 3 Sycamore Smith songs, and Sycamore covering 3 Toh Kay/Streetlight Manifesto songs.

To get you ready for the release, Kalnoky has posted a teaser video featuring clips from the split.  You can check that out below.

Toh Kay last released The Hand That Thieves, which was the companion to Streetlight Manifesto’s last album The Hands That Thieve, featuring his solo versions of the full band album.  Both of those were released in the spring of 2013.

Streetlight Manifesto announce fall tour dates

Streetlight Manifesto have announced a handful of non-festival tour dates this coming fall. You can check out the dates below.

After many setbacks, several of which included disputes with their former label Victory Records, Streetlight Manifesto released their latest studio album, The Hands That Thieve on April 30, 2013.

Warped Tour 2014 announces eleven more bands (Lionize, American Pin-Up, Lost In Society and more)

Haven’t decided whether you’ll be heading out to the 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour? This probably won’t make or break your decision, but eleven more bands were added to the lineup today. Here goes: Lionize, The Lost Boys, Sleeper Agent, ACIDIC, American Pin-Up, DJ Scout, Fit For A King, Lost In Society, Mod Sun and Scare Don’t Fear.

The 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will travel across America June 14 – August 3 and will include previously announced bands like Less Than JakeTeenage BottlerocketMixtapesSaves The Day, The Ghost InsideTerror, and more.

Lionize recording new album

Reggae rockers Lionize are currently in the studio recording a new album, according to a video update that you can check out below.

The album will be a follow-up to “Superczar And The Vulture,” released in 2011 via Pentimento Music Company.

Streetlight Manifesto announce the final leg of their final tour

Streetlight Manifesto have announced the final leg of their “The End Of The Beginning” tour. You can check out the dates here.

After this tour, they will no longer be a full-time touring band, but will continue to play sporadically.

On April 30th, the band released their 4th studio album “The Hands That Thieve.” Check out our review right here.


DS Photo Gallery: Streetlight Manifesto w/ Rodeo Ruby Love in Ventura, CA

Click any of the images below to check out a photo gallery taken from Streetlight Manifesto’s Ventura, CA stop of their current “End Of The Beginning” tour with Rodeo Ruby Love. Click here to see the remaining dates on the tour, expected to be the band’s last. Shots were taken by contributing DS photographer Hilary Swift.

The band last released “The Hands That Thieve” on April 30, 2013. Check out our review of the album here.

Streetlight Manifesto announce final two shows

Streetlight Manifesto have announced their final two shows. Here’s what they had to say:

We are proud to announce that as The End of The Beginning tour begins TONIGHT in New Haven, CT – we have also secured the FINAL two shows that will finish out our last year of touring: two nights, November 15th and 16th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This final two night stand will be called “The End Of The End Of Beginning” and each of the two nights will feature completely unique sets including songs from all of our records and plenty of surprises. Come on out and celebrate the end of 10 years of non-stop touring with us! Tickets available here. Also, as a reminder, we are starting leg one of our last year on the road tonight! Check the tour dates to see when we’ll be passing through your town and come on out: for the most part, these will be the last times we ever play these cities. Man, that hurts to type. See you at the shows!

“The Hands That Thieve” their latest album was released  on April 30, 2013. Check out our review of the album here.

Streetlight Manifesto update on legal problems, delayed pre-orders

Streetlight Manifesto have posted an update regarding their continuing legal problems with their label, Victory Records. Their new album, The Hands that Theive, has been released, but pre-orders have still not shipped, as the label is refusing to send copies of it to the band, for those of you living under a rock. The band has also been forced to cancel the Toh Kay companion album. This statement regards primarily the pre-orders that haven’t shipped.

For the full update on what’s going on, click here.

The Hands that Thieve was released April 30th, 2013 via Victory Records, though most are waiting for it to become available from the RISC Store, run by the band. Victory Records claims that the Toh Kay album would cannibalize sales of the Streetlight version, but it seems the label has done that to themselves, doesn’t it?

SHOCKER: Streetlight Manifesto still fighting with Victory Records

Today marks the extremely delayed, highly anticipated new album from Streetlight Manifesto entitled, “The Hands That Thieve”.

Unless you have been under a rock for the past year almost, you are probably pretty familiar with the issues that Streetlight has been experiencing with their former label bosses, Victory RecordsThe saga is long, convoluted, and in my opinion unnecessary, however, it is not over yet!

In a recent statement, front man Tomas Kalnoky explains that his solo album, “The Hand That Thieves”, will be cancelled for the “foreseeable future”, and that there will be a delay on pre-orders for “The Hands That Thieve” album. More flexing of might from the Victory camp.

You can read Kalnoky’s full statement here, and check out a review we did for the new album here.

Victory Records keeps “The Hand That Thieves” and live EP from being released

Victory Records has had Toh Kay’s album “The Hand That Thieves” cancelled and are not allowing the record to be released as planned. The album, an acoustic companion to Streetlight Manifesto’s “The Hands That Thieve,” has been legally dancing in the air for weeks as tensions between Streetlight and Victory reach an all-time high.

The band released this statement this morning:

“It’s with a very heavy heart that I have to announce the following:

1) The Toh Kay album “The Hand That Thieves” has been canceled for the foreseeable future. More details will come to light in the coming days.

2) Due to Victory Records refusal to send us copies of our own new album, there will be another delay in our ability to deliver preorders on time. We hoped to find a compromise with them, up until the bitter end; unfortunately, it just wasn’t possible.”

(Read the full statement here)

That being said, today’s release of “The Hands That Thieve” marks the end of the band’s contract with Victory. Check out our review of the album right here.