WATERPARKS DEBUTS NEW SONG ON ‘PETE WENTZ’S HITS & MISSES’ SIRIUS XM HITS 1 SHOW
OCT 03 – This weekend, Waterparks partnered with Sirius XM Hits 1 for the exclusive premiere of “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” on Pete Wentz’s Hits & Missesshow. The song is also now available worldwide on all digital retailers and at waterparksband.com.
The song comes from the Houston, TX-based band’s debut full-length, Double Dare, which will be out on November 4 via Equal Vision Records. Pre-order options can be found at waterparksband.com. “Stupid For You” and “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” are both available now as instant MP3 downloads with all pre-orders.
“What’s special about “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” is that it was the only song that was made before our last EP Cluster was even done,” reveals Waterparksvocalist Awsten Knight. “It was thiiiiis close to being track two on Cluster, instead of “Territory”. We loved both songs, so it was a tough choice, but we thought that the electronic, vocal-cut, pop-rock vibe was already covered well enough through songs like “Crave” and “Pink”, so we chose “Territory” strictly because it had a different feel than anything else from that release.”
He continues, “We told ourselves we’d save this song for the album but then kind of forgot about it, as we had written about 40+ more new songs after that time. Once we started sharing our new demos with close friends, they ALL freaked over “Hawaii” and by that point we hadn’t thought about that one for a while, so we got to re-fall in love with it and decided it was the perfect opening track for our first album. Now go buy Double Dare and get the pre-order package with the body pillows of us. But get me, Awsten. Mine smells the best.”
Double Dare was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low). Double Dare is the follow-up to three EPs: Cluster(2016), Black Light (2014) and Airplane Conversations (2012).
The past year has been truly groundbreaking for Waterparks, who signed to Equal Vision Records, partnered with MDDN co., released Cluster, embarked on their first ever full US and UK tours, and landed spots for Knight on the covers of Alternative Press and Kerrang! magazines. The band has also toured as direct support on Good Charlotte’s US and UK reunion shows, on the entirety of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, performed at SXSW, So What?! and Slam Dunk festivals and has just wrapped up their second UK tour, which included performances at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Fest.
This November, the band will head out on another full US tour, supporting Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive. The tour will kick off in Chicago on November 3 at Concord Music Hall. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Waterparks is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington, and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood.
Sleeping With Sirens w/State Champs, Tonight Alive and Waterparks
Nov 03 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Nov 04 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov 05 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Nov 06 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Nov 08 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Nov 10 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 11 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 12 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov 15 New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
Nov 16 Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Temple
Nov 17 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Nov 18 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Nov 19 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov 20 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Nov 22 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 23 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov 25 Scottsdale, TX @ Livewire
Nov 26 San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov 28 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Nov 30 Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Dec 01 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Dec 03 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Dec 04 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre