After the remarkable resurgence of Yellowcard in response to their 20th anniversary tour of the beloved Ocean Avenue, this morning, the alt-rockstars took the Good Morning America stage for the first time, performing a heart-warming rendition of “The Places We’ll Go” off their 2023 EP Childhood Eyes alongside Cassadee Pope and cellist Christine Lightner. The performance comes on the heels of the band’s summer tour announcement alongside Third Eye Blind and A R I Z O N A.
Watch “The Places We’ll Go” here.
Later in the day, the band joined GMA 3 for a trip down memory lane, performing the fan favorite “Ocean Avenue.”
Last summer, the pop punk/rock outfit released their highly-anticipated EP Childhood Eyes via Equal Vision Records, marking the band’s first new music since their self-titled album in 2016. Fans were excited to listen to the new music, which included guest vocals from Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil and Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba.
After disbanding shortly after the self-titled release, Yellowcard did not have any intentions to get back together until they received an offer they could not refuse to perform at Riot Fest in 2022. Upon that reunion, Yellowcard found a renewed sense of creativity that permeated through the band. With this newfound excitement, they started working on new material that has both effectively established this release as a new chapter of Yellowcard, while still embracing the sound fans have come to know and love over the years.
Despite being released 20 years ago, the single “Ocean Avenue” has continued to be a fan favorite among listeners, having crossed 348M streams on Spotify alone and over 55M views on the official music video. With 4.3M monthly listeners, Yellowcard never anticipated the overwhelming response to the announcement of the 20th anniversary Ocean Avenue anniversary tour. During the height of Yellowcard’s initial popularity, they did not experience this type of feedback from fans, having performed this past summer to sold out crowds of 5000-7000 fans. Yellowcard was truly missed and now, Yellowcard is back.