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Ex-Yellowcard vocalist/guitarist William Ryan Key releases debut EP THIRTEEN on May 25th

Ex-Yellowcard Vocalist/Guitarist Releases Debut EP THIRTEEN On May 25th

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After the breakup of Yellowcard in Spring 2017, vocalist/guitarist William Ryan Key moved forward with his solo debut EP, THIRTEEN which will be released on May 25, 2018 via The Lone Tree Recordings.

Moving away from the legendary pop-punk sound Yellowcard offered, Key offered insight to the EP.

“It took a long time to find my own focus and direction after 17 years in a band,” Ryan explains. “However, once I found it, the music felt like coming home. There was new freedom and creativity that I channeled into each of the songs.”

Coproduced with Arun Bali of Saves the Day (who also mixed the EP) at his own studio TheLone Tree RecordingsTHIRTEEN is a pivotal mark in Ryan’s life. “2013 was a really difficult year for both me and the people I love,” he says. “When writing, I was looking back on the journey from then until now.”  Another noticeable change was re-adding “William” back into his full name. Followers on Twitter are already accustomed to it (his handle is @williamryankey), but for many who know him simply as “Ryan Key,” an additional two syllables will need to be added when referring to him and his solo career. “William is my first name that I carry from my maternal grandfather,” he explains fondly. “He was always a huge inspiration to me so it’s an honor to use his name.”

Tour dates with New Found Glory

May 16 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
May 17 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
May 18 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
May 19 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 20 Norfolk, VA The Norva
May 22 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
May 23 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
May 25 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
May 26 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 27 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
May 29 New York, NY Playstation Theater
May 30 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Jun 1 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Jun 2 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Jun 4 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Jun 5 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Jun 6 St Louis, MO The Pageant
Jun 8 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Jun 9 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Jun 11 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Jun 12 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Jun 14 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 15 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Jun 16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Jun 17 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Jun 19 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Jun 21 Austin, TX Emo’s
Jun 22 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

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