When platinum-selling band Yellowcard announced a reunion show in 2022 for Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, no one predicted (not even the band) that they would do anything more than just that one show. But as anticipation and excitement built on both sides of the Atlantic with follow-up bookings at London’s Underworld (May 26, 2022) and Slam Dunk Festival (May 27-28, 2022) with record audiences, it became clear to the band that their internal chemistry was back in creative balance and their fans wanted more. With the release of their new EP ‘Childhood Eyes’ via Equal Vision, they gave not only their fans something to look forward to but also themselves the confidence that this is exactly what was needed for them as a band.
The five songs that make up ‘Childhood Eyes’ capture the spirit and essence of ‘Paper Walls’ – its powerful yet tender anthems, its open-hearted emotional vulnerability, its sense of wide-eyed wonder against the odds – but they’re also riddled with the band’s experiences of the decade and a half since it came out. From the breakneck speed of ‘Three Minutes More’ which features Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes to the gorgeously plaintive final track ‘The Places We’ll Go’ which features Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba (“When he comes in on that last chorus and you can really hear that Dashboard ripping grit in his voice, it’s just awesome,” says Key), the EP is a testament of a band re-finding its footing after a number of years apart.
As a companion to the release of their EP, they announced a full-scale North American tour (their first since 2017) which finds them in front of their largest crowds ever as a headliner. Yellowcard still has 20 shows remaining in their landmark routing, finding them in Jacksonville, FL this evening for their first or two shows at Daily’s Place Amphitheater.
‘Childhood Eyes’ tracklist:
1. Three Minutes More (feat. Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil)
2. Childhood Eyes
3. Hiding in the Light
4. Honest from the Jump
5. The Places We’ll Go (feat. Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional)