With their 2003 single ‘Ocean Avenue’ having been certified platinum (over one million sold) in the US this year, American pop-punk band Yellowcard have released an acoustic version of the song in video form with footage of fans singing along from across the globe. They’ve also released a video looking back at their album of the same name ahead of the release of Ocean Avenue Acoustic through Hopeless Records on 12th August, a re-imagining of all 13 songs from that album in an acoustic format.
“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, Europe & Australia and will be performing the entire 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 Warped date!”
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 12, 2013.
12th November – Trinity, Bristol
14th November – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester
15th November – Union Chapel, London
16th November – Warped Tour, Alexandra Palace
17th November – Warped Tour, Alexandra Palace