Today, Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE. The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG.
“It’s such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It’s amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What’s your story?”
After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead is currently back on the road for a tour across North America. Tonight, the band will co-headline The Complex in Salt Lake City with In This Moment, followed by a run of headline shows and festival performances at Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Corona Hell & Heaven, Impact Music, and Heavy Montréal. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
A full list of tour dates is included below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.
FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).
Listen to FIVE HERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.
Hollywood Undead North American Tour Dates:
4/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
4/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival
4/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion #
4/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
4/25 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues #
4/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
4/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
4/29 – Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
5/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre #
5/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
5/05 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Hell & Heaven
7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
- w/ In This Moment
Hollywood Undead Is:
Johnny 3 Tears – vocals, bass guitar
J-Dog – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
Charlie Scene – vocals, guitar
Funny Man – vocals
Danny – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass