Yellowcard’s ‘Childhood Eyes’ EP Out Today, Tour Booked Through Late August

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As Yellowcard continues crossing off dates on its first tour since the band’s 2017 split, the guys have released a new EP today. The five-track Childhood Eyes marks the first new music for the pop-punk band in seven years. 

As a celebration of the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue, Yellowcard launched a 32-date trek with a July 1 appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, followed by a July 5 show at Baltimore’s Pier Six Pavilion. The summer tour, produced by Live Nation, has two shows booked this weekend (July 21-22) in the band’s hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, at Daily’s Place. Gigs are scheduled across the U.S. including Austin, Texas’ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater; Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater; San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium; Denver’s Levitt Pavilion Denver and Pittsburgh’s Four Chord Music Festival. The last stop is Aug. 18 at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.

Yellowcard hasn’t been completely quiet since their farewell tour ended in November 2016. Ryan Key & Co. jumped into live performances again in 2022 when they announced they were reuniting to play Riot Fest in Chicago, a festival that annually reaches an attendance of over 40,000 on each of its three days. Ahead of Riot Fest, the band confirmed a few U.K. appearances with a stop at London’s Underworld in May 2022) and Slam Dunk Festival.

Since forming in 1997, Yellowcard released 10 full-length studio albums, including 2016’s self-titled LP. The new EP Childhood Eyes features appearances from Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.

Yellowcard has received praise for its new EP, including a review from Substream Music Magazine that proclaimed: “Though the EP clocks in at just under 22 minutes, it’s enough to realize that this is a completely different band than the one that called it quits in 2016. It’s an EP that feels inspired, and leaves you with that same feeling Ocean Avenue did back in 2003: like this is just the beginning.”

Along with frontman Ryan Key on vocals and guitar, the reunited Yellowcard features Sean Mackin (violin), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass).

Based on nearly 300 headline reports submitted to Pollstar over the years, Yellowcard has sold an average of 1,414 tickets per show with an average gross of $29,963. 

Yellowcard will be joined on tour by This Wild Life. Mayday Parade, Story of the Year, Anberlin and Emo Night Brooklyn DJ set appear on select dates. Check out the routing below.

^ signifies dates with Mayday Parade
* signifies dates with Story of the Year
# signifies dates with Anberlin
+ signifies dates with Emo Night Brooklyn DJ set
All dates with This Wild Life

Jul 21 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place ^+ Jul 22 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place ^+
Jul 23 Tampa, FL Yuengling Center ^+ Jul 25 Houston, TX 713 Music Hall ^
Jul 26 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater +
Jul 27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^#
Jul 29 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Financial Theatre ^#+
Jul 30 Los Angeles, CA YouTube Theater ^#+
Aug 01 San Diego, CA Petco Park – Gallagher Square ^#
Aug 02 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^#+
Aug 04 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater ^#
Aug 05 Garden City, ID Revolution Concert House & Event Center +
Aug 06 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ^#+
Aug 08 Denver, CO Levitt Pavilion Denver ^#+
Aug 10 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^+
Aug 12 Pittsburgh, PA Four Chord Music Festival ~ Aug 13 Worcester, MA Palladium Outdoors ^+
Aug 15 Hershey, PA GIANT Center ^+ Aug 17 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview ^+
Aug 18 Portland, ME Cross Insurance Arena ^*+