What to Expect for New Music in 2019?

2019 is upon us and it is always fun anticipating what new albums are and will come out in the year.  There are quite a few we already know about, but some haven’t been officially announced or even a date set yet.  From what I have gathered around the internet, here are the bands that should have new albums out in 2019, but no dates announced yet. The ones I would give a try (and my kids) will be highlighted in Blue.  The ones with Dates Announced are at the bottom of this post.  The list is building up nicely!!

  • Adele
  • Billy Eilish
  • Coldplay
  • The Defiants
  • Eclipse
  • Greta Van Fleet – (rumor already for new music)
  • Hootie & the Blowfish (new tour has been announced)
  • Megadeth
  • Michael Sweet
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Prince
  • The Raconteurs
  • Rob Zombie
  • Stryper
  • The Cranberries
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tesla – Shock (Produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard)
  • Tori Kelly
  • Whitesnake – Flesh & Blood (should be March)

All the rest…

  • Aaron Lewis
  • Alan Parsons
  • Annihilator
  • Body Count
  • Bastille
  • Brad Paisley
  • Burning Rain
  • Carly Raw Jepsen
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Deftones
  • Hardline
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jim Peterik’s World Stage
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kanye West – Yandhi
  • Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
  • Leverage
  • Madonna
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Opeth
  • Prong
  • Rammstein
  • Selena Gomez
  • Sheryl Corw
  • Skid Row
  • The End: Machine
  • The Weeknd
  • Tim McGraw
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Chaka Kahn
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Devin Townsend
  • Duff McKagan
  • L.A. Guns
  • L7
  • Mark Ronson
  • Modest Mouse
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Pearl Jam
  • Perry Farrell
  • Prophets of Rage
  • Rihanna
  • Run the Jewels
  • Sara Bareilles
  • Slipnot
  • Static-X
  • T-Pain
  • Tanya Tucker
  • The 1975
  • The Cure
  • The Offspring
  • Tool
  • Wayward Sons

Last year, there were a few artist I was hoping would release an album that might have or might not have released one.  It is always fun to hope for new music from these bands, but were disappointments.  Here is who I was hoping for new albums from last year…

  • Def LeppardNOPE!!  We got a cool Vinyl Collection, Volume One of a four set series…that was pretty cool.  We also got another greatest hits collection which had a new song, but NO NEW ALBUM!!!
  • KissNOPE!! We did get the announcement of the band’s Farewell Tour called End of the Road Tour…sad, but exciting too!  But NO NEW ALBUM.  Ace gave us a new album!!!
  • Van HalenNOPE!!!  Nothing!!!
  • RattNOPTE!!!  We got a Stephen Pearcy solo album that kinda was lame and Warren left the band, but some lawsuits with other members were settled.  What a cluster!!
  • NeedtobreatheYES!!!!  We got a four song E.P. called Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) and we got an Acoustic Live Album!!  Good Year!!
  • Monster TruckYES!!! Another great release from the band!!

Okay, are there albums I want to see this year from some of my favorite bands that haven’t been announced or even rumored?  Of course there are.  These are the bands I want new albums from this year…but might not happen.

  • Def Leppard – (of course)
  • Kiss – (of course…but ain’t gonna happen)
  • Van Halen – somethings happening,  but probably not a Van Halen release
  • Ratt – there are rumors for this one
  • Guns N Roses – there are always rumblings since the Reunion tour started
  • The Winery Dogs – they have announced a tour…I want an album as well
  • Queen + Adam Lambert – That might be interesting. Seeing them in Concert in August
  • Scott Stapp – people hate him, I don’t.  I loved his last solo album and new one would be great
  • Billy Idol – his last one was awesome.  Give me more
  • Royal Blood – yes please!!

And 2019 is shaping up for concerts already and the year hasn’t started.  There are three concerts I already have tickets…

  • Greta Van Fleet in May
  • Kiss in August
  • Queen + Adam Lambert in August

I have my name in the hat for the company box for Panic at the Disco in January and we might end up there.  Outside of that, there are other shows coming I want to see, but after forking out for the whole family on Greta and Kiss, my funds are dwindling fast.

Now if you didn’t see a band mentioned above it might be because the release date has already been set.  Here are the albums we already know about. I will highlight my most anticipated in Blue as well.  I will be honest, the year isn’t shaping up to be stellar for me, so I hope there are more to come that I can get excited about.  Happy New Year!!!



  • January 11th
    • 61S3lDkju2L._AC_UL320_SR320,320_  Taking Back Sunday – Twenty – (Concord Music Group)
    • 51qVH8fJn1L._SS500.jpg  Soilwork – Verkligheten – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 51gX6dnEYxL  Jack & Jack – A Good Friend is Nice – (Island Records)
    • 71VfZLTHZnL._SX522_  Randy Houser – Magnolia – (Stoney Creek Records)


  • January 18th
    • 51MBbKnI7-L._SS500  Switchfoot – Native Tongue – (Fantasy Records)
    • 91DhO9wlMHL._SX679_  Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust? – (Eleven Seven Records)
    • 51-v9o0n+NL._SS500  Guster – Look Alive – (Ocho Mule Records)
    • 912dD7CmRZL._SX522_  Joe Jackson – Fool – (EarMusic)
    • 51jeMiGRMmL._SS500  Thunder – Please Remain Seated (Re-recorded) – (BMG Music)
    • 91VnCuW8Y7L._AC_UL115_  John Lennon – Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert (Live) – (Blackbird Production)
    • 81WleJJqTrL._SX522_  Dust Bolt – Trapped in Chaos – (Napalm Records)
    • flotsamandjetsam_theendofchaosnews  Flotsam and Jetsam – The End of Chaos – (AFM Records)
    • 61o2rNgFsJL._SS500  Arch Enemy – Covered in Blood – (Savage Messiah Music/Century Media Recordings)
    • 919cQIzJxRL._SX522_  Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? – (4AD)
    • 51wicDMjfuL._SS500  Ronnie Milsap – The Duets – (G-Force Music)


  • January 25th
    • 41XHjCPQ-aL._AC_US436_QL65_  Starbreaker – Dysphoria – (Frontiers Records)
    • 61MGNjF1EfL._SS500  Rival Sons – Feral Roots – (Atlantic Records)
    • 51hWrG7Kj0L._AC_UL115_  Kiss – Kissworld: The Best of Kiss – (Mercury Records)
    • 51byLbaHpeL._AC_US436_QL65_  Heart – Live in Atlantic City – (Rock Fuel LLC)
    • 71OWm5SyaoL._SX522_  Backstreet Boys – DNA – (RCA Records)
    • 51oKLED98qL._SY300_QL70_.jpg  Michael Franti & Spearhead – Stay Human, Vol. 2 – (Boo Boo Wax)
    • 619MXXZGouL._SS500  The Dandy Warhols – Why You So Crazy – (Dine Alone Music)
    • 51ViDAtEhDL._SS500  Bring Me The Horizon – amo – (Sony Music)
    • 51yLiU-Tq8L._SS500  King Diamond – Songs for the Dead: Live at the Fillmore in Philadelphia – (Metal Blade Records)
    • 41TO+VISQgL._AC_US436_QL65_  Steve Hackett – At the Edge of Light – (Inside Out Music)
    • A1afQQXabDL._SX522_  The Neal Morse Band – The Great Adventure – (Metal Blade Records)
    • 51-et+GJmLL._AC_US436_QL65_  Inglorious – Ride to Nowhere – (Frontiers Records)
    • 71Jt919jryL._AC_UL115_  Quiet Riot – One Night in Milan (Live) – (Frontiers Records)
    • 71LlIGkFFcL._SX679_.jpg  Kane Roberts – The New Normal – (Frontiers Records)
    • 81Md28ACb-L._SX522_  Vangelis – Noturne (The Piano Album) – (Decca Records)
    • 81KSx0wk7JL._SX522_  Jetboy – Born to Fly – (Frontiers Records)
    • 71xWnLPluLL._SX522_.jpg  Meghan Trainor – Treat Myself – (Epic Records)



  • February 1st
    • 91-I4azk34L._AC_UL115_  Tom Petty – The Best of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection 1976-2016 – (Geffen Records)
    • 81kCbwr4GjL._SX522_  American Authors – Seasons – (Island Records)
    • 71RWsMfzZ-L._AC_UL320_SR320,320_  Linda Ronstadt – Live in Hollywood – (Rhino Entertainment)
    • 51wzRtUi47L._SS500  Deer Tick – Mayonnaise – (Partisan Records)
    • 51Ltb9802bL._SS500  Broods – Don’t Feed the Pop Monster – (Atlantic Records)


  • February 8th
    • 41SejAdLM+L._SS500.jpg  7eventh Time Down – Brand New Day – (BEC Recordings)
    • download-9  Sister Hazel – Fire E.P. – (Croakin’ Poet Records)
    • 715CMrXqNjL._SX522_  Michael Bolton – A Symphony of Hits – (Entertainment One)


  • February 15th
    • 71c2NqTqsmL._SX522_  Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water – (BMG)
    • 51FqalwhnlL._AC_US436_QL65_  Jon Fratelli – Bright Night Flowers – (Cooking Vinyl Ltd)
    • 514lt9VYGAL._AC_US436_QL65_  Ryan Bingham – American Love – (Axster Bingham Records)
    • A1rGYBJfalL._SX522_  Avantasia – Moonglow – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 51cQvZGZBjL._SS500  Rotting Christ – Heretics – (Rotting Christ)
    • 51pggXa3LFL._AC_US320_QL65_  Florida Georgia Line – Can’t Say I Ain’t Country – (Big Machine)


  • February 22nd
    • 41zadeDZtqL._AC_US436_QL65_  Last in Line – II – (Frontiers Records)
    • 61HH2zQj5nL._SS500  Tora Tora – Bastards of Beale – (Frontiers Records)
    • 41kzoWX7HkL._SY498_BO1,204,203,200_  Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (InsideOut Music)
    • download-35  Pretty Maids – A Blast From the Past (12 CD Box Set) – (Frontiers Records)
    • 913WeL0Fa+L._SX522_  Find Me – Angels in Blue – (Frontiers Records)
    • 51lTD-uSFVL._AC_US436_QL65_  FM – The Italian Job (Live) – (Frontiers Records)
    • 51U4G97Y0yL._SS500  Overkill – The Wings of War – (Nuclear Blast)
    • 51ojZSTXrLL._SS500  Candlemass – The Door to Doom – (Napalm Records)
    • 81w3-dyvYAL._AC_UL115_  Badflower – Ok, I’m Sick – (Big Machine)
    • 81HjE08yVkL._SX522_  John Mayall – Nobody Told Me – (Forty Below Records)



  • March 1st
    • 51tEDu1QeKL._SS500  Queensryche – The Verdict – (Century Media Group)
    • 31lfFHUfvEL._AC_US436_QL65_  Weezer – Weezer (Black Album) – (Crush Music/Atlantic)
    • 51IWk0oSgYL._SS500  Demon Hunter – War – (Solid State Records)
    • 51a5fx4zVyL._SS500  Demon Hunter – Peace – (Solid State Records)


  • March 8th
    • 71gzvbABjDL._SX679_  Dido – Still On My Mind – (BMG)
    • 51qUWU9WR3L._SS500  David Gray – Gold in a Brass Age – (iht Records)


  • March 29th
    • 5121UZNP4qL._SS500  Whitechapel – The Valley – (Metal Blade Records)


12 thoughts on “What to Expect for New Music in 2019?

  1. I hope for a good music year. Kiss really should have been able to come up with a new song or two. Motley Crue did when they toured! (The Sex, All Bad Things) So now Kiss are even lazier than Motley Crue?

    I think we will get new Van Halen this year, in the form of Wolfie’s solo album. Who knows who will be singing but you know Eddie and Alex are going to be on it, and that’s enough for me…since Van Halen are even lazier than Kiss!

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    1. Kiss is being pretty lazy when it comes to new music. There is a demand for it just not Gold Status I am sure and they won’t do it for less than a Gold album.

      I see Gene is doing more Vaults in 2019. Still $2000 but no performances at the meet & greet, no signing the top of the vault and no special unique item in each vault. He will sign the book and 2 personal items plus a picture. Now you can get just the Vault shipped to you for $1500 but nothing signed.


  2. Kinda freaked as I thought it was Friday when I seen all these new albums John!
    Some cool stuff coming up in the next 3 months..
    QR intrigues as I seen the set list and I’m sucker for those tunes….

    I have a review posted for next Monday on Lazy Halen and I toss down my 2 cents worth of comments…hahaha

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  3. Wow! Thanks for putting all that together. New Pearl Jam would please me greatly. Also, it’s nice to see Tool on the list but it’s been so long I’m not counting on anything no matter what they say…

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    1. You are welcome. Yes, a new Pearl Jam release would be awesome. I am not completely excited about the list so far. I hope we get a few more good ones that we don’t know about yet. I hope Def Leppard releases Volume 2 of their collection series. I really want Retroactive and Slang on vinyl and those should be in that set.


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