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WATERPARKS FEATURED ON COVER OF ALTERNATIVE PRESS; PREMIERES “NO CAPES” MUSIC VIDEO

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Alternative Press, one of the largest music magazine’s in the world, recently revealed that Awsten Knight of Waterparks is featured on the cover of the July issue. Knight is one of six vocalists featured across two separate covers celebrating the 2016 Vans Warped Tour lineup, with one cover featuring Knight alongside Dan Lambton of Real Friends and Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, and a second cover featuring Jenna McDougall of Tonight Alive, Chris Cerulli of Motionless in White and Telle Smith of The World Alive. The issue is on newsstands now and is available online HERE. This is the first magazine cover for the Houston, TX-based band, who will perform on the entirety of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.

Today, Waterparks is also premiering their fun new live music video for “No Capes” via AltPress, which was filmed during the band’s recent tours with Never Shout Never and Good Charlotte.

“When I found out that I was gonna be on the cover of AP, I was at a Fall Out Boy/Panic At The Disco show and I lost my cool entirely,” shares Knight. “I think I yelled a combination of “WHAT” “WHY DO THEY WANT ME” “HOLY SHIT” “WHAT” “WHAT” on repeat about 600 times and severely annoyed every living person within ten feet of me lifeless. I’ve been subscribed to the magazine since I was 14 so this is beyond huge for me; It’s major bucket list stuff. They’re premiering the “No Capes” music video too, which is sick! If you came and saw us on the Never Shout Never tour in January/February there’s a decent chance you’re in this video so check it, ya dweeb.”

Waterparks is currently in Los Angeles, CA recording the band’s debut full-length with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low) – who also produced the band’s latest EP, Cluster. The new album is expected to be released in late 2016.

“We are making our first album right now. Holy shit. That’s a real thing. We considered a lot of options regarding who we wanted to record the album with, but making Cluster was such a good experience that this easily made the most sense. We honestly don’t trust anyone more than Courtney and Benji to help bring these songs to life. Plus, they just bought Will Smith’s studio where Rihanna and Justin Bieber have made some crazy albums so that’s sick. NO PRESSURE, RIGHT?”

The past year has been truly groundbreaking for the band, who signed to Equal Vision Records, partnered with MDDN co., released a new EP, and embarked on their first ever full US tour supporting Never Shout Never. The band also appeared as direct support on Good Charlotte’s US headline reunion shows, performed at SXSW and So What?! festivals and just completed a run of dates in the UK, including a headline show and performances at Slam Dunk Festival. Following their run on the Vans Warped Tour, Waterparks will return to the UK for performances as Reading and Leeds. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

To date, Waterparks has released three EPs: Cluster (2016), Black Light (2014) and Airplane Conversations (2012). Waterparks is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington, and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood.

Waterparks’ lead single from Cluster – “Crave” – debuted via a puppy-filled music video on Billboard.com. It was followed up with the premiere of “Mad All the Time” via AltPress.com. The trio has also seen early support from BBC Radio 1, MTV, FUSE and can even be found making a cameo in Good Charlotte’s recent music video.

“This year has been weird and fast and tight. We met the Madden’s exactly a year ago and we high-key have had a better experience than we could’ve ever imagined. This year we did our first tour ever, played a bunch of sick sold out shows with Good Charlotte, left the country for the first time ever to play festivals/headline our own show and landed the cover of AP when we don’t even have an album out yet. What the fuck. I couldn’t have imagined this year going anywhere even CLOSE to this,” the band shares. “This time last year…we didn’t have anything like this at all. Sorry to get all feelingsy but we feel stupid lucky and we’re super thankful for everything that’s happened this year. I can’t wait for y’all to hear the album. Oh my god. I know artists say this kind of thing all the time but this is easily the best Waterparks release we’ve ever written. Except they don’t say Waterparks, they say whatever band they’re in. THAT’S ENOUGH. YEAH. SEE Y’ALL ON WARPED. BRING YOUR DOG SO I CAN CUDDLE THEM INTO INFINITY. BYE.”

TOUR DATES
2016 Vans Warped Tour
Jun 24 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 25 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 26 Houston, TX @ NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot
Jun 27 New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
Jun 29 Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds
Jun 30 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Jul 01 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 02 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 03 West Palm Beach, FL @ S. Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 05 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 06 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 07 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 08 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul 09 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Jul 11 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 13 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 14 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 17 Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul 19 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 21 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 22 Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 23 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 24 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Jul 27 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Jul 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Jul 31 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug 01 Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug 02 Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Event Complex
Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug 06 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 07 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Aug 09 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 Nampa, ID @ Ford Amphitheater
Aug 12 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

Waterparks – UK
Aug 26 Leeds, UK @ Bramham Park
Aug 28 Reading, UK @ Richfield Avenue