Children of Bodom News
SKILLET and THEFT have just been confirmed as special guests for select dates on CREED‘s "$20-10 $Tour" dates, with RED also appearing at several concerts. As previously announced, "The $20-$10 Tour" kicks offon July 28th in Washington D.C., and was named because the first 2,010 reserved seats are $20 all-in. This means fans pay a flat rate with no added service charges, and the remaining seats will be priced at $20 or $10, plus applicable ticketing fees. A full itinerary and lineup can be found below.
GRAMMY-nominated recording group SKILLET is set to take their explosive live show on the road once again in support of their highly acclaimed album, AWAKE, which made a blockbuster debut on the Billboard 200, entering the chart at #2. The album continues to reign as a favorite, ascending the upper half of the Billboard 200. AWAKE is highlighted by the Top 5 Active Rock smash, "Monster" and the electrifying, "Hero," which is currently Top 25 at the format. For up-to-the-minute news and information, visit www.skillet.com or www.myspace.com/skilletmusic.
THEFT‘s spiraling anthem "Breathing Underwater" became the theme for the late DJ AM‘s much-publicized intervention series, Gone Too Far, and the blistering and emotional song "Never Be The Same" was chosen as the theme song for the upcoming MTV show ‘If You Really Knew Me,’ premiering later in 2010. The band was recently honored to write original music for the award winning documentary show "True Life" as the series’ first guest composers.
Formed in Nashville, Tennessee over four years ago, RED made an immediate impact with its 2006 Grammy-nominated debut album, End of Silence, which featured the band’s signature sound of sonic layering, rich orchestration and visceral dynamics on the rock radio hits "Breathe Into Me" and "Already Over." Red brought back producer Rob Graves and mixer Ben Grosse for their second album, Innocence & Instinct, whichboasted their Top 10 rock radio hit "Death of Me." Innocence & Instinct earned Red a 2010 Grammy nomination for the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album, and the band won "Rock Album Of The Year" at the 2010 Dove Awards. Red’s nearly non-stop road experience has included tours with artists such as Papa Roach, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf, Buckcherry and Seether, among others.
"The $20-$10 Tour" will feature new songs from CREED such as "Rain," "Overcome" and"A Thousand Faces"from Full Circle, the band’s 2009 release and first new album in eight years, as well as hits such as "Higher," "My Sacrifice," "With Arms Wide Open,""One"and "What’s This Life For."
Citi(R) cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program beginning in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Creed has sold close to 35 million albums and has performed live in front of millions since forming in 1995. Creed was the first act to have seven consecutive number one rock radio singles, four of which came off of their debut album, 1997’s My Own Prison. That album has sold more than six million copies in the U.S., and the follow-up, Human Clay, was certified Diamond for sales in excess of 11 million copies. Weathered, their third album, tied The Beatles’ Anthology for the most consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard‘s Top 200 chart. After disbanding in 2003, Creed reunited for a three-month North American tour in the fall of 2009. Following the tour, the band released their fourth album, Full Circle, which debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at number two, behind Michael Jackson’s This Is It. Creed has received numerous accolades, including several American Music and Billboard Awards, and the band won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Song for "With Arms Wide Open."
If you happened to miss U2’s monster 360 Tour last year, never fear. One of the best bands on the planet will once again be hitting the road in 2010. (2009 Photos) Check out the tour dates below:
Fresh from recent performances on American Idol - one with her hit single “According to You” and most recently on Idol Gives Back, where she delivered a killer guitar solo during Mary J Blige’s rendition of “Stairway To Heaven” - Orianthi is now setting her sites on the road as she joins Adam Lambert on tour this summer. See below for an initial list of Adam Lambert tour dates featuring Orianthi. More dates to be added soon!
June 4th Wilkes-Barre, PA The FM Kirby Center for the Arts
June 5th Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballroom
June 6th Wappinger Falls, NY Dutchess Stadium
June 10th Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Ballroom
June 11th Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino
June 12th Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
June 14th Columbus , OH LC Pavillion
June 15th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
June 17th Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
June 18th Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theater
June 19th West Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 22nd New York, NY Nokia Theatre
June 24th Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
June 26th Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
July 28th Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fair– Pacific Amphitheatre
August 13th Bethlehem, PA Artsquest
Framing Hanley is set to release their sophomore album A Promise To Burn, May 25th via Silent Majority Group/ILG. The double disc package includes a 30 minute DVD, featuring exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews, shot in HD, during the recording process of A Promise To Burn. “You Stupid Girl”, the first single off of A Promise to Burn is available as an instant grat track when pre-ordering the album. Limited edition t-shirts and autographed CD/DVDs bundles are also available for pre-order. You can preview a clip of the single on Framing Hanley’s Myspace page and to hear an acoustic version of “You Stupid Girl”, head over to Alternative Press. “Back To Go Again”, another new song, is currently available as an exclusive stream at AbsolutePunk.net
The CD/DVD deluxe package includes 13 tracks and behind the scenes making of the record DVD. Lead singer Nixon describes the album by saying, “I think there’s definitely a bit of a departure from our first record, but you can hear the transition from the old Framing Hanley to the new Framing Hanley throughout these songs,” Nixon says. “Everything that we did happened naturally on its own and led to the creation of this record. We didn’t go into it thinking we had something to prove to anyone, we just wanted to do something we were very, very happy about.”
Look out for a clip from the DVD featured on Ultimate-Guitar later this week.
Egyptian Room - Old National Center | Indianapolis, IN | 04/29/10
An eclectic group gathered at the Egyptian Room at the Murat Center on Thursday night to see the reincarnated Sublime with Rome. The air was electric as they took the stage, and the room exploded in screams and applause when they hit the first notes of their popular song “Date Rape.” New lead singer, Rome Ramirez, accomplished the unimaginable by nearly channeling the late Bradley Nowell’s smoky voice and impeccable flow. Any fears of simply seeing a Sublime cover band were quickly dismissed as the combined talent of the group proved that they deserved everyone’s undivided attention.
Formed in 1988 in Long Beach,CA, Sublime introduced a unique sound to the mainstream by mixing elements of punk, reggae, hip-hop and rock. Due to the runaway success of their debut album 40oz to Freedom they were asked to headline the inaugural Vans Warped Tour and SnoCore Tour. Their follow up self-titled album included the hits “Wrong Way,” “Santaria” and “What I’ve Got,” the band’s only number one single.
Sublime broke up in 1996 immediately after lead singer Bradley Nowell died of a heroine overdose, just months after the release of their third album. During the band’s absence, their fan base continued to expand as their cult-popularity grew on college campuses across the country. To meet demand, the band continued to release albums of older recordings, box sets and even a Greatest Hits album. Remaining Sublime members including Bud Gaugh (drums) and Eric Wilson (bassist) formed a new band in 1997 called the Long Beach Dub Allstars.
In 2009, they announced their return featuring a new lead singer, Ramirez, who ironically was born the same year Sublime was founded. They announced that they would tour as Sublime, but executors of Nowell’s estate filed a lawsuit requiring them to use a different name to protect the trademark and avoid confusion. It was only recently determined that the new band could use the name Sublime with Rome. The band is touring this summer to promote their reunion and a new project called “Brad’s House,” a free addiction-recovery program for teens in memory of Nowell.
The mass-appeal of Sublime was undeniable last night, as people from all walks of life packed against the stage shoulder-to-shoulder. Many of the young people at the show weren’t even alive when Sublime released their debut album. The band’s influence was palpable as openers The Dirty Heads warmed up the crowd, delivering dub soaked beats mixed with elements of rock and hip-hop. Their unique cover of “Paint It Black” even managed to get the people in the very back nodding their heads and moving up closer to the front of the room.
The amount of audience participation during the show was incredible. It was clear that most of the fans knew all the words to every Sublime song ever released and savored hearing it performed live for the first time. Nearly every song became a massive sing-along, none of which was organized by the band, but started organically in the crowd each time. The atmosphere felt like a house party, with bodies swaying, hips shaking and arms moving in the air in time to the comforting sound of everyone’s favorite party music.
Sublime with Rome played every hit single you’d expect to hear along with some lesser known songs for the die-hard fans. Their high-energy performance and uncompromising enthusiasm gave the crowd an opportunity to savor the nostalgia and rediscover the music they fell in love with years ago. It also afforded them an opportunity to reach new expectant ears that were hearing some of those songs for the first time.