Hailing from Houston, Texas, Waterparks are a three piece pop punk band, also known as God’s Favourite Boyband. Good Things will be Waterparks’ second appearance in Australia in less than 12 months after supporting The Maine on their Lovely, Little, Lonely Tour in February.
Who Are Waterparks?
Awsten Knight – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Geoff Wigington – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Otto Wood – Drums
In 2015, Waterparks signed to Equal Vision Records, and began to search for management representatives. After searching for producers, they settled on Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden as their managers. In November of 2015, Waterparks performed with Good Charlotte at their date at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.
They released the EP ‘Cluster’ in January of 2016, which was co-produced by Benji Madden. As the band doesn’t have a bassist, My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way recorded the bass parts on the EP. 2016 also saw several major support slots for Waterparks, and they embarked on the Black Cat Tour supporting Never Shout Never, all dates of 2016’s Vans Warped Tour, and the End The Madness Tour supporting Sleeping With Sirens. 2016 also saw Waterparks take part in England’s Reading & Leeds Festival, with Mikey Way joining Awsten and Otto on bass, as guitarist Geoff broke his hand and couldn’t play.
The single ‘Stupid For You’ was released in August of 2016 as the promotional single for their debut LP ‘Double Dare’. They also released the singles Hawaii (Stay Awake) and Royal before the release of the album on November 4th. 2017 was a very busy year for Waterparks, they joined SWMRS and The Wrecks as tour supports in the U.K and Ireland for All Time Low, with the bands reuniting in the summer of 2017 for the Last Young Renegade tour. Night Riots replaced SWMRS on the Houston and Dallas dates of the tour.
On October 20th of 2017, Waterparks announced that they would be releasing their second LP ‘Entertainment’ on January 26th, 2018. The first single to be released from this album was ‘Blonde’, which debuted the bands new aesthetic with Awsten Knight’s purple hair. ‘Lucky People’ was the second single to be released from the album in December of 2017, and the final single ‘Not Warriors’ was released on January 17th, 9 days before the albums release on January 26th.
Good Things Festival will be Waterparks’ second time to Australia in less than 12 months as they came out as supports for fellow pop-punkers, The Maine, along with Between You And Me in January/February of this year. The band were received extremely well at these shows and stated that they were extremely excited to come back to Australia in the near future. The near future, being December!
If you’re into pop punk that has a lot of rock influences, make sure you get catch Waterparks’ set at Good Things Festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this December!
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