Allstar Weekend made the announcement that they will be changing their name, and that they will not be playing any Allstar Weekend music at their concerts under the new name. The guys told their fans:
As we were making this record, the more it became fully realized, the more we realized that this just wasn’t an Allstar Weekend record. What we want to do moving forward is not Allstar Weekend. We got signed to Hollywood Records when we were 17 & 18. Now we’re 22 & 23! We have evolved as people, musicians, and songwriters. We’ve changed just like we’re sure you guys have changed. We wanted to end this chapter of our careers on a high note!
While that’s obviously true, we can’t help but wonder if the name change has something to do with Hollywood Records – and money. We have a feeling that when the guys were dropped by Hollywood Records the record label kept the Allstar Weekend music catalog, and if that’s the case the guys would have to pay every time they perform the tracks. There’s also a chance that Hollywood Records is charging the guys to keep their name – or taking a percentage of all of their sales if the record label still owns the name.
Do YOU think Allstar Weekend’s name change has anything to do with Hollywood Records? Read the rest of the guys’ note about the name change!
Allstar Weekend has alerted their fans that they are changing their name AND that they won’t be playing any of their Allstar Weekend songs at the concerts they have under the new name they pick. Here are the details straight from the guys:
In case you didn’t get to see our chat this afternoon, we are writing this to set everything straight, recap, and help anyone who is still confused understand what’s going on.
The upcoming Allstar Weekend tour will be OUR LAST HEADLINING TOUR. On our headlining tour, we play for 75 minutes. We are still doing Warped tour as Allstar Weekend. On that tour, we only play for 30 minutes. After Warped tour, Allstar Weekend will be on an indefinite hiatus.
The three of us, Michael, Cameron, and Zach are starting another band, which will release music completely different and separate from Allstar Weekend. The new album we have been working on will be released as our new project (currently unnamed). We will NOT be playing any Allstar Weekend songs at shows under the new project.
This is something we decided very recently, and we’re still getting used to the idea, but it’s something we are all really excited about. As we were making this record, the more it became fully realized, the more we realized that this just wasn’t an Allstar Weekend record. What we want to do moving forward is not Allstar Weekend. We got signed to Hollywood Records when we were 17 & 18. Now we’re 22 & 23! We have evolved as people, musicians, and songwriters. We’ve changed just like we’re sure you guys have changed. We wanted to end this chapter of our careers on a high note!
We are not erasing our past or acting like ASW never existed. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished. Think of it like switching majors at college or your parents making a career change. It doesn’t erase the work, the passion or our connection we had with you when we were doing it. It’s simply time to move on to something new.
We decided to share the news with you now because we felt you deserved to know the truth. Just because we are closing this chapter doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy every minute of our upcoming shows.
We want to thank everyone past and present who has been a part of Allstar Weekend. Whether you are a fan, were a fan, or will continue to support us in the future, thank you for everything. Like I said today in the chat, I’ve been hesitant to show my appreciation recently because I think a lot of times thanking fans comes off as insincere. I don’t want to thank you because I want you like our new music and band, come see us on this last tour, or anything else. I wanna thank you for being a part of Allstar Weekend. Allstar Weekend made us who we are today, and we are so happy you were a part of that. No matter what happens in the future, I think we all did some pretty cool sh** together over the years, so thank you for experiencing it with us. We had a great time and are so fortunate that you guys liked us, and Cameron’s sexy looks during our shows 😉
See you guys down the road, or not, either way, we love you. Thank you for being a part of something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
We’re very excited about the next chapter.
A Quick Yes or No List:
*Yes, we will release The Mint DVD
*Yes, we will release the Covers EP
*No, you’ll probably never see the video for Hey, Princess!
*Yes, we will release a bunch of old songs and demos
*Yes, we will tour as our new band
*No, we will not play ASW songs on tour under the new project
*Yes, we are still very excited about these last shows
*No, we don’t believe in the Easter Bunny
*Yes, we still love you all
*Yes, Dillon and Brent will still be involved with us in some capacity
*Yes, the new project will have a new youtube, facebook, twitter, etc
Regarding Kickstarter – you will still be sent the new album we have been writing and working on long before we made this decision. IF you decide you no longer want to support us, we will refund the cost of the record. We will be sending a specific email about this to you through Kickstarter.
Zach, Cameron, and Michael”
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Allstar Weekend’s Zach Porter teamed with Tiffany Alvord to record a cover of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran’s “Everything Has Changed.” Here’s what Tiffany shared along with the cover video:
I had a lot of fun making this video with Zach Porter from Allstar Weekend. He’s amazing & I’m super excited about joining them on their US and Canada Tour!! We are performing in 19 cities across the US plus Montreal and Toronto. If we’re coming to your city, we’d love to meet you Buy your ticket today so you don’t miss out!
Listen below, and let us know what you think of the cover!