Saturday, 30 August 2008

UK Headline Tour Dates!

Zebrahead's Official Site has been updated with the October UK Headline tour dates! Check them out below:

13-Oct-08 UK - Stoke Sugarmill
14-Oct-08 UK - Swansea Sin City
15-Oct-08 UK - Cambridge Junction
16-Oct-08 UK - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
17-Oct-08 UK - London Mean Fiddler
18-Oct-08 UK - Oxford Academy
19-Oct-08 UK - Leeds Cockpit
20-Oct-08 UK - Glasgow Cathouse
21-Oct-08 UK - Sheffield Corporation
22-Oct-08 UK - Manchester Academy 3
23-Oct-08 UK - Birmingham Barfly

24-28 of Oct - TBA

These dates will be followed by the following dates in Europe supporting Simple Plan:

29-Oct-08 Finland - Helsinki Cable Factory
31-Oct-08 Sweden - Stockholm Annexet
02-Nov-08 Germany - Cologne Paladium
03-Nov-08 Belgium - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
05-Nov-08 The Netherlands - Tilburg O13
07-Nov-08 Germany - Dortmund Westfalenhalle No.3
08-Nov-08 Germany - Munich Zenith
10-Nov-08 Poland - Warsaw Stodola
11-Nov-08 Germany - Berlin Columbiahalle
13-Nov-08 Italy - Milan Alcatraz
15-Nov-08 Spain - Barcelona Sant Jordi Club
16-Nov-08 Spain - Bilbao Pabellon De La Casilla
18-Nov-08 Switzerland - Zurich Maag Hall
19-Nov-08 France - Marseille Dock des Suds
20-Nov-08 France - Toulouse Le Phare
22-Nov-08 France - Lille Aeronef
23-Nov-08 France - Paris Zenith

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Zebrahead In Japan - Video Update 4!

The fourth video update (or 'Webisode') from Zebrahead has been uploaded to the Official Japanese site. Click here to be taken there right now to watch it! This update is all about the guys recent visit to Japan, and features playing at Summer Sonic and various bits of other promo done for the new album.

Due to being hosted on Japanese servers you may find the video buffers alot, if this is the case then you may want to wait until this update is added to the band's YouTube or MySpace video accounts, as chances are this will happen very soon!

INROCK Selling Merch Directly!

INROCK who teamed up with Zebrahead to bring out new exclusive Japanese merch, have set up a brand new Zebrahead page which allows fans from outside of Japan to buy the merch directly from them.

Simply head on over to here, and enter the number of each item you want, your sale will be finalised via e-mails. Quite a neat way of getting hold of this stuff directly, and hopefully more Japan only items will be able to be obtained in a similar way in the future!

For more information on the site, check out the latest Zebrahead MySpace blog entry below, which gives a bit of infomation:
"So you have always wondered....Where can I get a zebrahead calendar???....or zebrahead notepads????......or maybe not????.....well now you can get all these classy items ordering from the below website.....we teamed up with Inrock Magazine in Japan to make the below items....why not get a calendar to draw crap on our faces and stupid sayings coming out of our mouths????..I did it!!!!..hey whats funnier than looking at our ugly mugs while taking a dump...

prices are in pretty much take the last two digets off the price and that is USA dollars....or cute the price in half and take the last two digets off and that is UK get it...

so JPY2000 is like $20 or 10Pounds..

anyway you look at is pretty funny to have this stuff.....and I LOVE it!


Saturday, 23 August 2008

Morning Show Central Phoner!

Ali and Ben took part in a phone interview last night on Morning Show Central's 'Uncensored Net Noise' radio show. You can check out a video of the show here! (Though naturally being on the phone, you'll only get to hear the guys!) Be warned however as the video may take a while to start initially playing, and may take even longer to actually load up to the 30 minute mark which is where the phone interview starts. But once you get there you can enjoy 25 minutes of Zebrahead related talk!

Alternative Press Contest!

Click the image below for full details, with terms and conditions, for Alternative Press' Zebrahead Contest! Simply sign up for an account on the site and you're good to go. Contest is open to everyone no matter where your country of residence. So good luck!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Blast From The Past!

Check out this awesome old clip of Matty back in the days when he was the frontman for pop-punk trio Jank 1000. In the video Matty takes us for a tour of the band's 'home' - MTV Cribs style! This video was recorded around May 2002 when the band were touring with friends The Return and is featured on their DVD "Live At The Passage" which was release in very limited numbers.

To think how far Matty has come in such a short number of years!

Behind The Scenes Of "The Juggernauts"

Well here it is, thanks to Carlton Beener you can get your first look at the music video for "The Juggernauts"! As the pictures would suggest, the video appears to be a pool party set performance piece including some awesome underwater shots! The video looks set to have some awesome cameos as well, including none other than Jason Freese!

Shooting took place last Thursday, just a few days before the other forthcoming video for "Hell Yeah!" was filmed. Both videos, directed by Elliot Dillman, are currently being edited by the team at PandaWorks and are due out shortly! Expect their debut to be made on the Japanese Official Site.

Here are some words taken directly from Carlton's blog about the shoot. Exciting stuff!
"Got home from San Diego at 2:30am. Got up at 7 to get ready and drive out to La Canada (pronounced canyada, not like the country canada Ben). Ben and I pulled up at the same time, we were the first ones there. Everyone else showed up about a half hour later. Matty had the only solo scene which was filmed first in the front of the house, the rest was all in the back.

Except for a malfunctioning iPod/boombox the day went fairly smoothly. It was hot but not too hot. I won’t give away too much about the video but I will say it was fun ruining all those instruments. Make sure to look out for a few cameos. Shooting wrapped around 6:45 and we all jumped in our cars to rush over to Anaheim."

To stay up to date on all the latest happenings on the two new videos stick with PFH! For now I'll leave you with the complete set of Carlton's pictures from the shoot which can be viewed here!

House Of Blues Photos!

Carlton Beener has done it again! Check out his fantastic photos from the House Of Blues shows in San Diego and Anaheim that took place last week by clicking his Flickr links below:

House Of Blues San Diego
House Of Blues Anaheim

Exclusive Merch... Not So Exclusive!

You probably remember a short while back when you got to lay eyes on a variety of new merch that will be heading to Japan, including calenders, notepads, stickers, badges and even plastic folders! Chances are you wanted to get your hands on them right?

Well big thanks to Scott and Neil from for spotting that these new merch items are on HMV Japan and Amazon Japan! If you head to your site of choice and find the "display this page in English" option (it's on the right hand side on Amazon and on the top left on HMV) you can add the items of your choice to your shopping basket and checkout as normal!

Amazon Japan:
Official Zebrahead 2009 Calender

HMV Japan:
Official Zebrahead 2009 Calender
Folder Design A
Folder Design B
Notepad Design A
Notepad Design B

Assuming you already have an Amazon/HMV account, then you're good to go! Both sites should be let you order as normal and allow the items to be sent worldwide! Obviously, expect to have a wait for possibly a bit longer than normal to receive your merch, as not only do you have shipping time form Japan to consider, but some items may be limited in quantity at the time of order, and therefore will take additional time to be recieved by the supplier before sending out.

With that said, happy shopping!

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Photos Of Phoenix Recording Sessions!

Carlton Beener has updated his Flickr account with numerous photos from the Phoenix Studio recording sessions that took place around April of this year. Click here to head on over to Beener's photo album and check them out!

MySpace Player Updated!

Just a heads up for any MySpace users; Zebrahead have added the following songs to their profile player:

'Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right...'
'Just The Tip'
'Mike Dexter Is A God...'

So head on over to check them out/add them to your own page! Thanks to Jen for the e-mailing this in!

More Summer Sonic Videos!

We already linked you to a video of "Back To Normal" taken from the stage of Summer Sonic, well a few more videos have cropped up on YouTube from the same user! Best of all Matty's Pirate Song and スペシャル・ソング (Special Song) (aka Ching Ching Bing Bing) are featured within them! Check them out below!

Back To Normal (Live At Tokyo):

Anthem (Live At Tokyo):

スペシャル・ソング (Special Song) (Live At Tokyo):

Mental Health (Live At Osaka):

Pirate Song & Postcards From Hell (Live At Osaka):

Rescue Me (Live At Osaka):

Jag Off (Live At Osaka):

スペシャル・ソング/Into You (Live At Osaka):

Big thanks to (cryingandwanking) for capturing these!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Breaking: US Tour Postponed!

The press release below pretty much explains everything! Sorry to all US fans this affects, expect dates to be rescheduled ASAP!


Hailing from Orange County , CA. zebrahead -- Ali Tabatabaee (vocals), Greg Bergdorf (guitar), Matty Lewis (vocals/guitar), Ben Osmundson (bass) and Ed Udhus (drums) – are just back from a grueling tour of Europe and Japan and much to the bands disappointment they are forced to postpone the US tour dates.

Fresh off the plane from Japan last Thursday the band headed straight for location to shoot the video for the track "The Juggernauts”…during the production frontman Matty Lewis started to see some changes in his voice, the band immediately called in a physician and the outcome was to postpone the August/September US tour dates… doctors orders. Matty has been told he must relax his vocals until further notice.

Zebrahead plans to reschedule these dates ASAP."

On a side note, this also confirms that "The Juggernaughts" will be another single taken from "Phoenix" and other early reports indicate "Hell Yeah!" has also had a video shot for it.

OC Register Scans!

Here on PFH we recently linked to an online article by The Orange County Register in which Ali spoke about the new album Phoenix. Well this article was also featured in the hard copy of the OC Register last Saturday and Jim from was kind enough to scan in the article for us! You can check it out below (click for larger images).

Friday, 15 August 2008

Awesome New Japanese Merch!

INROCK and Sony Japan have teamed up to bring out some exclusive new Zebrahead merch, but we're not talking t-shirts, hoodies and DVDs... far from it in fact. If you're lucky enough to reside in Japan then you can get your hands on Zebrahead 2009 calenders, notepads, badges/buttons, stickers and various other stationery. Check out some pictures of this new stuff below!

Official 2009 Calender





Clear File Holder (Folder)

Clear File Holder (Folder)

Unfortunately this staionery will remain stationary (see what I did there?), as there are no plans to bring any of this stuff to the US, Europe or... well anywhere outside of Japan infact. However if you're lucky enough to live there, or maybe have contacts then head on over to RockSales where you can buy this stuff right now!

Additional Japan Photos!

Zebrahead's blog has been updated with a few more cool pictures taken during their recent visit to Japan. Click here to head on over there and check them out for yourself. So... anyone wanna get me that car?

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Win Anaheim HOB Tickets!

The US tour is just a day away from kicking off, and if you live in the OC area you can win tickets to this Saturday's show at the House Of Blues, Anaheim, thanks to The Orange County Register. Click the image below to enter (and to read the contest terms and conditions which you MUST meet to be eligible for entry to the competition!)

The same guys behind this contest also have a new article up with Ali's thoughts on Zebrahead's new album. Makes an interesting read for sure, so check it out right here.

If you live in the US make sure you catch the guys at one of the dates below:

15 Aug - House of Blues - San Diego, California
16 Aug - House of Blues - Anaheim, California
18 Aug - The Sets - Tempe, Arizona
20 Aug - Mesa Theatre - Grand Junction, Colorado
21 Aug - Aggie Theatre - Fort Collins, COlorado
23 Aug - The Rave Bar - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
24 Aug - Peabody's - Cleveland, Ohio
26 Aug - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
27 Aug - Blender Theatre at Gramercy - New York, New York
28 Aug - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, New Jersey
29 Aug - Tinks - Scranton, Pennsylvania
30 Aug - The Magic Stick - Detroit, Michigan
31 Aug - Diesel - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 Sep - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 Sep - Reggie's - Chicago, Illinois
4 Sep - Pop’s - Sauget (St. Louis), Illinois
5 Sep - The Slow Down - Omaha, Nebraska
6 Sep - The Bluebird - Denver, Colorado
7 Sep - Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Sep - Club Boom VA - Salt Lake City, Utah
9 Sep - The Big Easy - Boise, Idaho
10 Sep - ICON - Pocatello, Idaho
11 Sep - The Boulevard - Spokane, Washington
12 Sep - El Corazon - Seattle, Washington
13 Sep - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
15 Sep - Broadwalk - Sacramento, California
16 Sep - TBA
17 Sep - Karma Lounge - Ventura, California
18 Sep - The Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, California

Whoa! Wait....What?

I check PFH every day, probably about 5 times a day, and just now I saw that they posted alot in that lil mobile number we have on the side here. They updated it with alot! Don't forget about that stuff guys! it's fun, short and straight to the point! No bullshit paragraphs like I'm posting right now!

Monday, 11 August 2008

Summer Sonic 2008 Interview Clip!

Head on over to MTV Japan to stream a very short clip from an interview with the guys that took place at this year's Summer Sonic Festival!

Phoenix UK arrives!!

So 11/8 the UK version of Phoenix is released. I ordered it from Play a fewweeks ago and at 8.30 a.m this morning it drops through the letter box!! Great that its a 2 disc special. The DVD has been altered slightly in appearance with a Phoenix colour co-ordinated blue/black label.

So thats virtually it now, with a few exceptions its fully out there and world domination WILL now follow!!!!!!!!!!


Summer Sonic 2008 Setlist & Videos!

Zebrahead's full setlist for both Summer Sonic shows this year has been shown in full. You can check it out below:

1. Anthem
2. Rescue Me
3. Here's To You
4. Just The Tip
5. Postcards From Hell
6. Back To Normal
7. Jag-Off
8. スペシャル・ソング (Special Song)*
9. Into You
10. Falling Apart
11. Mental Health
12. Rated "U" For Ugly
13. Wannabe
14. Hello Tomorrow
15. Hell Yeah!
16. Playmate Of The Year

* Song 8 is a special funny song "for Japan".

Looking good! A number of videos from the event have also surfaced on YouTube! They will have to tide us over until the professionally filmed footage is put up for streaming at some point in the future!

Back To Normal (Live At Tokyo):

Several Short Clips From The Crowd:

Japan Tour Dates Announced!

They haven't even left Japan yet, but Zebrahead have already announced a Japanese tour taking place in late November - early December. Check out the dates below:

Nov 26th - Sendai: ZEPP SENDAI
Nov 27th - Tokyo: STUDIO COAST
Nov 28th - Tokyo: TAJIOKOSUTO
Nov 30th - Kanagawa: Yokohama Bay Hall
Dec 1st - Nagoya: Diamond Hall
Dec 2nd - Fukuoka: DRUM LOGOS
Dec 3rd - Hiroshima: Club Quattro
Dec 4th - Osaka: IMP Hall

If you're lucky enough to live in Japan... or perhaps planning to go visit around that time (entirely coincidental I'm sure!) then you can pre-order tickets from here.

Phoenix Flies Into European Stores!

Today marks the release of Phoenix in the majority of European countries on the SPV/Metal Hammer label, so make sure you head on out today and pick up a copy! All copies also come with the 'Broadcast To The World: The F*#king DVD' thrown in for free! Talk about a deal!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Summer Sonic 2008 Osaka Photos!

Following on from yesterday's Tokyo pictures, here are some cool shots of Zebrahead playing the Ocean Stage in Osaka for day 2 of the Summer Sonic 2008 festival. Check them out below:

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Summer Sonic 2008 Tokyo Photos!

Zebrahead played the Marina Stage in Tokyo today for the first day of the 2008 Summer Sonic festival! You can check out a number of photos taken during their performance below!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

FYE US Sweepstakes!

FYE, who have the cool deal on Phoenix where you can get an autographed cover if you buy the album from them, are now running an amazing sweepstakes competition to win the following items:

1. Autographed Epiphone Les Paul Special,
2. Autographed CD Prize Pack
3. Autographed Poster

Fistly I must stress this competition is only open to those who reside in the US aged 13 or over! Wondering how the hell the you can enter? Well click the image below to be taken to the special FYE competition page. Enter your details and good luck in advance! 5 runners up will recieve a special signed CD prize pack! The sweepstakes close at 23:59pm PST on August 31st 2008!

FYE also are featuring their current signed booklet deal and competition on their front page! Check it out below!

Full European Dates Revealed!

Zebrahead's upcoming European tour supporting Simple Plan has had all of the dates revealed for it! Check them out below! Also worth noting is that Zebrahead's Official Site has been updated stating that a UK headline tour will take place between the 15th and 26th of October (just before going onto support Simple Plan!). Stay tuned for more details as we get them.

15th-26th Oct - UK Headlining Dates TBA
29th Oct - Finland - Helsinki Cable Factory
31st Oct - Sweden - Stockholm Annexet
2nd Nov - Germany - Cologne Paladium
3rd Nov - Belgium - Brussels Ancienne Belgique
5th Nov - The Netherlands - Tilburg O13
7th Nov - Germany - Dortmund Westfalenhalle No.3
8th Nov - Germany - Munich Zenith
10th Nov - Poland - Warsaw Stodola
11th Nov - Germany - Berlin Columbiahalle
13th Nov - Italy - Milan Alcatraz
15th Nov - Spain - Barcelona Sant Jordi Club
16th Nov - Spain - Bilbao Pabellon De La Casilla
18th Nov - Switzerland - Zurich Maag Hall
19th Nov - France - Marseille Dock des Suds
20th Nov - France - Toulouse Le Phare
22nd Nov - France - Lille Aeronef
23rd Nov - France - Paris Zenith

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Zebrahead Live On Japan Radio!

As part of their hectic Japanese promo efforts, Zebrahead will be appearing live on August 11th on FM COCOLO 765's "Radio City". Unfortunately it doesn't seem the site has a way of streaming content live, however ocassionally podcasts are added for download, so here's hoping they put the Zebrahead feature up, as chances are it will be both an interview and acoustic performace! Stay tuned for possible updates on this one!

Canadian Release Date!

According to ChartAttack, Zebrahead's "Phoenix" will see a Canadian release on August 26th! Awesome news! Check out the blurb below:
"Orange County, Calif. pop-punk band Zebrahead will rise like the Phoenix when they release an album of that name on Aug. 26 through Fontana North.

The record was produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, P.O.D.) and Cameron Webb (Social Distortion, Motorhead). "Mental Health" is the first single/video, and you can preview "HMP" and "Just The Tip" on Zebrahead's MySpace page. The CD will come packaged with the Broadcast To The World DVD, which features concert footage and videos."

Punktastic Review!

Punktastic has reviewed 'Phoenix' giving it a score of 3.5 stars out of 5. You can read the full review below
"Zebrahead certainly seem to give the UK their fair share when it comes to touring and this new album will probably see the band hit the toilet circuit in earnest. 'Phoenix' doesn't deviate too much from the band's tried and tested formula, a sound which mixes up pop, rock, ska and very small elements of rap to give a powerful and catchy album that will stick in your head for quite some time.

Opener ' HMP' sets the tone as the dual vocals trade blows and the riffs bounce off the walls. While there's very little deviation the band know what they are good at and stick to it - why change a winning formula? At 16 songs you could argue this record is a couple too heavy, but it certainly gives value for money and long term fans will be won over by the band's energy and enthusiasm. 'Death by Disco' and 'Hell Yeah!' are anthems in waiting and perfect for that hot summer's day. If you're looking for that good time party album you've just found it."
Thanks to Dale at for linking this to me!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Only $7.99 at Best Buy!

Having trouble convincing your friends to buy the best album of the year? Only $7.99 at Best Buy!

Phoenix Lands In The US!

The day has finally arrived for US Zebrahead fans! You can now go to your nearest music shop and (assuming they are remotely good at getting releases in on time!) get your hands on Zebrahead's brand new album 'Phoenix' complete with the free copy of the 'Broadcast To The World: The F*#king DVD' bundled in! What a deal!

Or perhaps you prefer to get your music direct, without the hassle of having to leave your own home? Then why not head on over to iTunes and purchase Phoenix right now! 'Phoenix' and 'Not The New Album EP' are both featured on the iTunes USA Rock front page. Click on the image below to check it out!

Happy release day folks! 1 week until Europe gets in on the action!

Monday, 4 August 2008

Phoenix Streaming On AOL Music!

As well as having the entire album for stream on's The Worm feature, "Phoenix" can now be heard in full on AOL Music's Exclusive Listening Party Site! This content is only available for streaming for those in the US! Don't forget Phoenix is out tomorrow in America and hits shops on August 11th in the UK and Europe!