Rock on the Rnage
Set times have been confirmed for ROCK ON THE RANGE—America’s premier destination rock festival—set to take place Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio. Doors open at 3:00 PM with music beginning at 4:00 PM on Friday and at 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday with music kicking off at 11:30 AM.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Monster Main Stage
Love & Death: 4:25 PM
Hollywood Undead: 5:25 PM
Buckcherry: 6:45 PM
Cheap Trick: 8:10 PM
Korn: 9:50 PM
X Factor 1: 4:00 PM
American Fangs: 5:00 PM
Mindset Evolution: 6:10 PM
Oleander: 7:35 PM
In Flames: 9:15 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Monster Main Stage
Pop Evil: 11:45 AM
All That Remains: 12:55 PM
Halestorm: 2:10 PM
Bullet For My Valentine: 3:30 PM
Papa Roach: 4:50 PM
Three Days Grace: 6:20 PM
Stone Sour: 8:05 PM
Smashing Pumpkins: 9:30 PM
Pabst Blue Ribbon Stage
Young Guns: 12:20 PM
Otherwise: 1:35 PM
Motionless In White: 2:55 PM
Black Veil Brides: 4:15 PM
Asking Alexandria: 5:45 PM
A Day To Remember: 7:20 PM
Scorpion Child: 11:30 AM
Gemini Syndrome: 12:20 PM
Heaven’s Basement: 1:35 PM
Red Line Chemistry: 2:55 PM
The Sword: 4:15 PM
Clutch: 5:45 PM
Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent
Bill Squire: 6:20 PM
Bill Arrundale: 6:40 PM
Big Jay Oakerson: 7:00 PM
Jim Florentine: 7:20 PM
Ari Shafir: 7:40 PM
SUNDAY, MAY 19
Monster Main Stage
Sick Puppies: 11:45 AM
Sevendust: 12:55 PM
Steel Panther: 2:05 PM
Skillet: 3:20 PM
Volbeat: 4:40 PM
Bush: 6:05 PM
Alice In Chains: 7:45 PM
Soundgarden: 9:30 PM
Pabst Blue Ribbon Stage
Big Wreck: 12:20 PM
Red: 1:30 PM
Ghost: 2:45 PM
In This Moment: 4:05 PM
Device: 5:30 PM
Lamb Of God: 7:00 PM
FOX Rocks Winner: 11:30 AM
O’Brother: 12:20 PM
Beware Of Darkness: 1:30 PM
Thousand Foot Krutch: 2:45 PM
Middle Class Rut: 4:05 PM
Deuce: 5:30 PM
Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent
Bob Cook: 6:05 PM
Dan Swartwout: 6:25 PM
Rod Paulette: 6:45 PM
Big Jay Oakerson: 7:05 PM
Jim Florentine: 7:25 PM
**DJ Mike will spin on the main stage between sets every day.
The free ROCK ON THE RANGE mobile app is available for iPhone and Android phones. The app will allow festival organizers to interact directly with the audience; additional features include the latest line-up, artist bio’s, on-site maps, social feeds, pictures, videos, music and much more. Download the app here: iPhone (http://bit.ly/WLMApp_iTunes) and Android (http://bit.ly/WLMApp_Android).
Single-day tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE are available for just $39.50 for Friday, plus service fees, while Saturday and Sunday tickets are $69.50 each, plus service fees. Weekend Stadium GA tickets (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are still available for $119.50 (plus fees). Weekend Field GA tickets, Stadium GA ticket “4-packs,” VIP Packages, Hotel and Camping packages are sold out. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.RockOnTheRange.com.
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jägermeister, Old Milwaukee, and f.y.e. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
The daily band lineup for the seventh annual Rock On The Range has been announced. America’s premier destination rock festival—Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Ohio—will feature performances from some of rock’s biggest names, including: Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn (reunited with founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch”), Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Sour and many more on the Monster Main Stage, Pabst Blue Ribbon Stage, and Jägermeister Stage. The daily performance lineup is as follows:
Friday, May 17:
Korn, Cheap Trick, Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, In Flames, Oleander, Mindset Evolution, XFACTOR1, Love and Death, American Fangs
Saturday, May 18:
Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bullet for My Valentine, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Black Veil Brides, Pop Evil, Clutch, The Sword, Motionless In White, Otherwise, Young Guns, Red Line Chemistry, Gemini Syndrome, Heaven’s Basement, Scorpion Child
Sunday, May 19:
Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Bush, Volbeat, Skillet, Lamb Of God, Steel Panther, Device, In This Moment, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Ghost B.C., Red, Big Wreck, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Thousand Foot Krutch, Beware Of Darkness, O’Brother, and the FOX TV winner TBA
Single-day tickets for Rock On The Range go on sale Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM ET. Friday tickets will be available for just $39.50 plus service fees, while Saturday and Sunday tickets will be $69.50 each, plus service fees. Weekend Stadium GA tickets (for Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are still available for $119.50 (plus fees). Weekend Field GA tickets, Stadium GA ticket “4-packs,” VIP Packages, Hotel and Camping packages are now sold out. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.RockOnTheRange.com.
As part of the festival enhancements in 2013, festival organizers, in conjunction with festival sponsors Old Milwaukee and the Pabst Brewing Co., have added a comedy tent for Saturday and Sunday. “The Old Milwaukee Comedy Tent” will feature performances from Jim Florentine(from VH1’s That Metal Show, Ari Shafir, Big Jay Oakerson, Bill Arrundale, Rod Paulette, Dan Swartwout, Bill Squire, and more on the Funny Bone Stage.
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Jägermeister, Old Milwaukee, and f.y.e. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
April 8, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - Grammy Award winning British rock band Muse today announced additional arena dates as part of The 2nd Law world tour. The trio is touring in support of their sixth album The 2nd Law, which was released by Warner Bros. Records in October of 2012. Tickets for all newly announced dates will be on-sale beginning this Friday, April 12th at 10:00 AM. Cage The Elephant will open all new shows (see below for a complete list of dates).
Muse.mu members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to these dates during a pre-sale which will being on Thursday, April 11th at 10:00 AM and end the same day at 10:00 PM. To be eligible, you must sign up to be a member at muse.mu before Monday, April 8th. Fans should log into their member profile for further details on the pre-sale. There will also be special VIP packages available for these dates. For more information, click HERE.
Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Since forming in 1994, they have released five studio albums selling upwards of 15 million albums worldwide. The group’s last album The Resistance reached No. 1 in 19 countries around the world, and they have won numerous awards around the world including a Best Rock Album Grammy Award and an American Music Award for The Resistance. In July 2012 Muse’s song “Survival” was adopted as the official song of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Muse is currently on the road for its 2013 North American tour in support of the Grammy nominated The 2nd Law. The album’s first single “Madness” broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Chart.
9/3 - Charlotte, North Carolina - Time Warner Center Arena*
9/4 - Atlanta, Georgia - Gwinnett Arena*
9/6 - Nashville, Tennessee - Bridgestone Arena*
9/8 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Consol Energy Center*
9/9 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wells Fargo Center*
9/11 - Washington, District of Columbia - Verizon Center*
9/17 - Denver, Colorado - Pepsi Center*
9/19 - Salt Lake City, Utah - EnergySolutions Arena*
* On-sale Friday, April 12th at 10:00 AM
* With Cage The Elephant
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES:
4/9 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre [SOLD OUT]
4/10 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
4/12 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
4/13 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
4/15 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
4/16 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
4/19 - E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
4/23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
4/24- Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
4/26 - Quebec City, QC - Colisée Pepsi
Mumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their upcoming North American tour. The band will be performing a number of shows through May and June, beginning on May 21 in Calgary before playing shows along the West Coast and Southwestern states. All of the band’s headlining shows will be supported by Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets. For a full itinerary, please see below.
Tickets for Mumford & Sons headline shows will be available as part of an Invitation Onsale, which will begin Monday, March 25th, exclusively at http://invitation.mumfordandsons.com. Fans can register for an invitation to purchase early tickets for up to five shows along the tour (excluding festivals). The Invitation On-sale is designed to give as many people as possible an equal chance to purchase tickets, and to ensure that as many tickets as possible end up in the hands of fans. For more information, visit http://www.mumfordandsons.com. There will also be a traditional on-sale following the invitation on-sale, which will be next Friday, April 05, for all dates.
The tour also includes the band’s headlining slot at the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 15 in Manchester, TN, and precedes the band’s anticipated “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” shows, happening in August and September in Simcoe, ON; Troy, OH; Guthrie, OK; and St. Augustine, FL. Following the success of last year’s Stopovers, the band expanded the Stopovers to two-day events. For more information, go to: http://gentlemenoftheroad.com/
Mumford & Sons Upcoming Tour Dates
5/21 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome*
5/22 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place*
5/24 - Surrey, BC @ Holland Park*
5/26 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
5/27 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena*
5/29 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*
5/30 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*
5/31 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*
6/02 - San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Regional Park*
6/03 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
6/05 - Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion*
6/06 - Taos, NM @ Kit Carson Park*
6/08 - Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater*
6/09 - Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater*
6/11 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion*
6/12 - The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
6/13 - New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World*
6/15 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/17 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*
6/20 - Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival
8/02-04 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
8/23-24 - Simcoe, ON @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
8/30-31 - Troy, OH @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
9/06-07 - Guthrie, OK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
9/13-14 - St. Augustine, FL @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
*w/Michael Kiwanuka, Mystery Jets
(BEVERLY HILLS, CA) March 18th – Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s biggest hard and heavy music touring festival announces its electrifying sixth-year lineup. Artists performing on the 2013 thunderous fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via
http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or http://www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below.
Get a sneak peak of new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH music here.
A rock icon and auteur filmmaker with insight and unlimited vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film, and publishing. Now, the seven-time Grammy nominated recording artist releases his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which streets April 23, and includes the first single, “ Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town,” along with such tracks as “Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga,” “Lucifer Rising,” “Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures” and a heavy-duty cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is the first release on his new label, Zodiac Swan, through T-Boy Records/UME. Zombie’s also written and directed his 6th feature film, “The Lords of Salem”, in theaters April 19th (Anchor Bay).
After three gold albums in a row and ten consecutive top ten radio singles, Five Finger Death
Punch continue their evolution in 2013 by releasing a new single in early May, followed by their fourth studio album in June. FFDP are set to perform live at this year’s Revolver Golden
Gods Awards show in Los Angeles on May 2 and will warm up for Mayhem playing this summer’s most prestigious European festivals, amongst them UK’s Download Festival and
Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park.
The World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team THE METAL MULISHA is also confirmed to
perform on most dates.
Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER, MUSICIANS
INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,
ZIPPO, METAL BLADE RECORDS, NAPALM RECORDS, SQUATCH SNACK STICKS,
FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and
In addition to catching their favorite bands live, fans can take part in a number of festival
activities, including playing the newest video games, perusing vendors, attending autograph
signing sessions and a slew of various interactive activities that will only add to the festival
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK will be sampling their products and providing awesome surprises for
all attendees. Rockstar will also present the VIP/Contest winner area designated as THE
ROCKSTAR LOUNGE and the festival area PARTY LIKE A ROCKSTAR TENT where fans can sample ice cold Rockstar and get autographs from their favorite bands.
Addition to the festival’s music and arts, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE and the Rockstar
Energy Drink Mayhem Festival have partnered to create the Rockstar Mayhem Independent
Artist Scholarship! This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP
certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from
March 18 until June 1, 2013. Applicants must visit http://www.mi.edu/mayhem-rock-festivalscholarship
Fans can go to http://www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are
Make sure to check out this brand new video announcing the official 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival line up and stay tuned to Mayhem TV for more video updates and features coming soon!
Tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
6/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
6/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/2 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/3 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
7/5 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
7/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
7/7 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
7/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
7/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
7/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
8/2 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL STAGES AND ARTISTS:
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE JAGERMEISTER STAGE
CHILDREN OF BODOM MACHINE HEAD
BEHEMOTH JOB FOR A COWBOY
EMMURE BUTCHER BABIES
BORN OF OSIRIS BATTLECROSS
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE HUNTRESS
THROWN INTO EXILE
SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY STAGE
CITY IN THE SEA
3 LOCAL OPENERS
On International Women’s Day, the Indigo Girls brought their timeless music and tireless spirit to a nearly sold-out Egyptian Room, the Murat Theatre, Indianapolis. Appropriately, the feminine was celebrated on Women’s Day by two of the most talented female musicians and wordsmiths in the music business. The Indigo Girls consist of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers whose career has spanned over two decades spawning 16 studio albums.
Touring in support of their latest release, 2011’s “Beauty Queen Sister,” the duo performed classics: “Least Complicated”, “Watershed”, “Power of Two” and “Galileo” with newer material interspersed throughout. Words can’t quite capture the experience of an Indigo show because a live performance represents art in its finest form; painting scenes in our imaginations with closely intertwined melodies and harmonies, complex arrangements and chord progressions that transport an audience through time and space.
Atlanta trio the Shadowboxers served as warm-up and backing band; supporting the entire set as the Girls traded-out instruments for every song: 12 strings, electrics, mandolins and banjos created a diverse and rich musical palate throughout the 120 minute set.
The set closed out with “Closer to Fine” which snagged them a Grammy award in 1989 for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, as well as a nomination for Best New Artist. Their encore consisted of 2011’s “Share the Moon” and Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue” which without doubt, left an indelible mark on the entire audience.
Moment of Forgiveness
Shame on You
Power of Two
Love of Our Lives
Hole in the Sky
Shed Your Skin
Closer To Fine
Share The Moon
Tangled Up in Blue
1987 Strange Fire
1989 Indigo Girls
1990 Nomads Indians Saints
1992 Rites of Passage
1994 Swamp Ophelia
1995 Touch Me Fall
1995 1200 Curfews
1997 Shaming of the Sun
1999 Some on Now Social
2002 Become You
2004 All That WE Let In
2006 Despite Our Differences
2009 Poseidon and the Bitter Bug
2010 Staring Down the Brilliant Dream
2010 Holly Happy Days
2011 Beauty Queen Sister
03.09.13 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN
03.10.13 The Friends School of Atlanta Decatur GA
03.26.13 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale FL
03.27.13 House of Blues Orlando FL
03.28.13 Florida Theatre Jacksonville FL
03.30.13 Whitney Hall Louisville KY
05.26.13 Pensacola Unleashed Pensacola FL
05.31.13 Chrysler Hall Norfolk VA
06.01.13 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater Symphony Clearwater FL
06.09.13 Ravinia Highland Park IL
06.12.13 Wolf Trap Vienna VA
06.14.13 Chastain Park Atlanta GA
06.15.13 Chastain Park Atlanta GA
06.23.13 Tanglewood Lenox MA
Scott Schwartz -vocals/guitars
Adam Hoffman -vocals/guitars
Matt Lipkins -vocals/keys
Once in a while an authentic and organic collaboration between artists and brands comes along…
After introducing his first two music apps last year, Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH got a call from Rovio, the creator of the popular mobile game Angry Birds. A longtime fan of the game since it debuted, SLASH and Angry Birds Space have partnered to create the “SlashBird” character, a theme song performed by SLASH and a ringtone. Click here to experience Slashbird, the exclusive ringtone and t-shirt (see photo below): spaced.angrybirds.com. Watch the Slashbird trailer here: http://youtu.be/EH1T-_gwt78.
“We’re huge Slash fans, and Slash is a huge Angry Birds fan, so this was just an ideal match,” explains Philip Hickey Vice President, Marketing at Rovio. “It all happened very organically and was just a lot of fun on both sides. Our fans will love the track! Slash rocked the Angry Birds Space theme like only he could!”
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently embarked on their world tour in support of their acclaimed studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. It spawned SLASH two first-ever #1 rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” Meanwhile, the album’s third single “Anastasia” is on track to break the Top 25 at Active Rock next week. The album was produced by Eric Valentine, who did the same honors for his first solo disc Slash, and all the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)—will head to Seoul, South Korea on May 9 to perform at MetalFest. On May 11, the group will perform live at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan with Black Sabbath and more.
To learn more about SLASH’s two new music apps, check out AmpliTube Slash: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/cat-view.php?C=family-at-slash and SLASH360 https://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-lt-apocalyptic-love/id524517739?mt=8 and https://itunes.apple.com/app/slash-360-apocalyptic-love/id524544296?mt=8.
New York—- Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a co-headline tour that takes the bands coast-to-coast for 12 dates. Both bands celebrate significant 40th anniversaries in 2013, with Lynyrd Skynyrd having released their debut album on August 13, 1973 and Bad Company being formed that same year. While the pair have shared the stage and Paul Rodgers has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and Skynyrd have never toured as co-headliners together.
Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band’s formation due to the union of Free’s Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople’s Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus King Crimson’s Boz Burrell (Bass) and Free’s Simon Kirke (Drums). Over the next nine years, the band released a string of six albums, yielding international hits “Can’t Get Enough,” “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” and many others penned by the main songwriters Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs. Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers solo band). Original bassist Boz Burrell passed away in 2006.
Bad Company has inspired many of today’s musicians. Most notably, Metal band Five Finger Death Punch who scored a #1 Active Rock hit with a cover of the song “Bad Company”. Since 2001, the band has only played 11 isolated performances, and has not staged a tour of The United States until now. In front of the run, Rodgers shares, “When Mick and I formed the band in the 70’s we were amazed at the instant success. It didn’t hurt to have Led Zeppelin behind us, and we wrote some decent songs that still resonate. This one is for fans.”
Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner). The band’s career was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and then subsequently faced adversity through the losses of Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. The current line-up features Gary Rossington (Guitar), Johnny Van Zant (Vocals), Rickey Medlocke (Guitar), Mark “Sparky” atejka (Guitar), Michael Cartellone (Drums), Johnny Colt (Bass), Peter Keys (Keyboards), Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes (Backing Vocals) and Carol Chase-Honkettes (Backing Vocals).
Paul Rodgers reveals, “The Skynyrds and I go back to the 70’s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in LA aka the Riot House. In the 90’s the band introduced me to my wife Cynthia, and that’s why I am so damned happy and healthy these years.” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant offers, “Every member of Skynyrd has been fans of Bad Company from the get go. Personally, Paul is one of my favorite rock singers. We have a deep appreciation for Bad Company’s music and look forward to being on the road with them and sharing the stage.”
Special guests and Kentucky-bred hard rockers, Black Stone Cherry, will be kicking things off on The 40 Tour. Their music has been described as Southern-fried hard rock about everything from being proud of where you come from and true to who you are.
The co-headline tour will stage performances at the following venues:
Thu Jun 20 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
Fri Jun 21 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sun Jun 23 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
Thu Jul 11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Jul 13 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun Jul 14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri Jul 19 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat Jul 20 Noblesville, IN Kilpsch Music Center
Tue Jul 23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Wed Jul 24 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Fri Jul 26 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Sat Jul 27 *Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
*Black Stone Cherry not appearing on this date
Los Angeles, CA - February 25, 2013 - Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9. Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar, while the festival will also feature amazing acts including Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable, Death Grips and local Detroit bands The Dirtbombs, DEATH and BATTLECROSS.
“Last year’s Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members,” said Lars Ulrich. “The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in ‘13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the fuck on!”
Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across 5 live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests. Detroit will see the return of James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett’s Crypt, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo’s Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions.
The inaugural Orion Music + More was held in 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ with headliners Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Avenged Sevenfold. The 2-day festival was met with praise from both fans and critics alike: “Orion Music and More Fest was curated to be a tremendously fan-friendly experience,” said Rolling Stone. The Village Voice said “the way that the band left its stamp on all aspects of the festival (particular the big-tent aspect of the musical lineup) gave it a charge of intimacy and care that was much more present than at other multi-band, multi-day extravaganzas I’ve attended in recent years.”
The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts February 26th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern). Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets with a couple of options to choose from:
- A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day Pass OR
- The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing for Metallica’s set, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees!
Orion Music + More E-list members will get a chance to purchase $150 2-Day Passes before they go on-sale to the public. This presale starts February 27 at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern).
Tickets will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 10am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit http://www.orionmusicandmore.com to buy tickets.
Stay tuned for additional Orion Music + More announcements.
With their utmost experience and mastery of the craft, Conspirator pushed into 2013 with more raw power and drive than ever, starting with the release of their new EP Unleashed followed by a 28 city U.S. tour this winter.
Packed with bass heavy, yet melody driven anthems, this forward thinking band continues to refine their abilities as both onstage and studio driven electronic musicians. As the keyboardist and bass player from The Disco Biscuits, Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein , couple the form and flow of their organic roots with the heaviness that defines the American bass-music scene today. The quartet has risen to unparalleled heights, with the inclusion of guitarist Chris Michetti and Pendulum tour drummer KJ Sawka.
Unleashed is a crystal clear demonstration of Conspirator’s heavy, electronically produced core coupled with a skillful and melodic homage to live instrumentation. Electronic rock sensibilities are gracefully smashed into jaw dropping, dance-floor shaking dubstep rhythms to create an effortless fusion of all things deep. This high-impact collision creates an all encompassing, energetic spectacle which will no doubt be used to shock their devoted crowds from coast to coast.
Following the release of Unleashed, Conspirator embarked on a 28 stop tour to deliver their newest production to fans throughout the Southeast, Midwest, West Coast and Colorado. The preliminary part of the tour features electronic pioneers, Break Science, and will carry on until February 24th in Indianapolis. From there Conspirator will head out to the West Coast on their own, starting in Santa Monica at Central on 3/13 and working their way to Colorado, concluding the tour on 3/23 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.
The Brooklyn based, Pretty Lights Music endorsed, Break Science has made a truly exceptional co-headliner alongside Conspirator for the beginning of the tour. Fueled by the collaboration and ingenuity behind Derek Vincent Smith’s label, this original duo made an eruptive splash in 2012. Their fall tour with Michael Menert casted them and their Twilight Frequency EP into the limelight as they spread their conception of music with open-minded fans across the nation. By incorporating facets of arrangement from all corners of the electronic spectrum, this incomparable duo insists that the meaning and transformation is all in the layers.
“PowWow”, the first single off of Conspirator’s Unleashed is a clear demonstration of the raw power that this band is capable of expressing while not losing their soulful and melodic roots. Check out the free download of “PowWow”.
Conspirator - Unleashed Tracklisting
3. The Commish
4. Right/Wrong - The Company We Keep (Conspirator remix)
Conspirator & Break Science Tour Dates
1/31 (Thurs) - Sherman Theater - East Stroudsburg, PA
2/1 (Fri) - Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
2/2 (Sat) - Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
2/6 (Wed) - Jefferson Theatre - Charlottesville, VA
2/7 (Thurs) - Lincoln Theater - Raleigh, NC
2/8 (Fri) - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
2/9 (Sat) - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA - with Michal Menert @
2/10 (Sun) - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
2/11 (Mon) - Music Farm - Charleston, SC
2/13 (Wed) - Proud Larry’s - Oxford, MS
2/14 (Thurs) - Workplay - Birmingham, AL
2/15 (Fri) - Aura Music Festival - Live Oak, FL
2/16 (Sat) - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA - with moe. @
2/20 (Wed) - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
2/21 (Thurs) - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
2/22 (Fri) - The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
2/23 (Sat) - Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
2/24 (Sun) - Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
@ - Conspirator only, no Break Science
Conspirator Tour Dates
3/13 (Wed) - Central - Santa Monica, CA
3/14 (Thurs) - Belly Up - Solana Beach, CA
3/15 (Fri) - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
3/16 (Sat) - Crystal Bay Casino Ballroom - Crystal Bay, NV
3/18 (Mon) - Three20South - Breckenridge, CO
3/19 (Tues) - Vail Ale House - Vail, CO
3/20 (Wed) - The Eldo - Crested Butte, CO
3/21 (Thurs) - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
3/22 (Fri) - Aggie Theater - Ft Collins, CO
3/23 (Sat) - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2013 Artist Lineup
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Cincinnati, OH (Feb. 19, 2013) – Bunbury Music Festival today announced the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove for three power-packed days of music across six stages on Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Friday, July 12
WALK THE MOON – TEGAN & SARA – DEVOTCHKA - TOKYO POLICE CLUB –
YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE - DELTA RAE – SKY FERREIRA – THE FEATURES -
RED WANTING BLUE - THE DUNWELLS – EVEREST - THOSE DARLINS - BEAT CLUB –AMERICAN AUTHORS - SEABIRD - BUFFALO KILLERS – JAY NASH –
Josh Eagle - We are Snapdragon - State Song - Ohio Knife – Old Baby – Alone at 3am - Public –
The Mitchells - Pete Dressman - Billy Wallace
Saturday, July 13
CAKE – TWENTY | ONE | PILOTS - ATLAS GENIUS – CHAIRLIFT –
WE ARE SCIENTISTS - OBERHOFER - ROBERT DeLONG – CIVIL TWILIGHT -
THE MOWGLIS – EMPIRE - AMBASSADORS –VACATIONER – BEAR HANDS –
THE PINSTRIPES – YOU, YOU’RE AWESOME – BEN WALZ BAND –
Christopher Paul Stelling - Culture Queer – Black Owls - The Bears of Blue River - Messerly & Ewing - New Vega - The Ready Stance – Tim Carr (of Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound) - Taylor Alexander – Margaret Darling
Sunday, July 14
BELLE & SEBASTIAN – YO LA TENGO – CAMERA OBSCURA –
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS – NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927 –
A SILENT FILM - GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV – JOE PURDY -
SAVOIR ADORE – DANIEL MARTIN MOORE - BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH –
GRINGO STAR - DAAP GIRLS – THE HIDERS - CHANNING & QUINN – THE HARLEQUINS -
CincyMusic.com Battle for Bunbury - Bethesda - The Upset Victory – Mia Carruthers – Mark Utley –
Jake Kolesar – Ben Knight
All Artists Are Subject to Change Without Notice.
Bunbury Music Festival celebrates its second year in 2013 and will feature eighty live performances across six stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. The three-day event transforms the banks of the Ohio River into a unique music and festival experience. “We are thrilled with the 2013 lineup and learned so much from our first year,” said Bill Donabedian, festival organizer “Fans can expect an event akin to 2012 but with new features and tweaks that will propel Bunbury into one of the country’s truly must-see events.”
Tickets for the event are $55.00 for a one-day pass and $110.00 for a three-day pass and are on sale now at http://www.bunburyfestival.com/tickets.
The new Fort Rock music festival will take place Sunday, April 14 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. Fort Rock is presented by 99X and marks Southwest Florida’s largest rock festival.
The initial lineup for Fort Rock includes: The Offspring, 3 Doors Down, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Volbeat, In This Moment, Escape The Fate, Device (with David Draiman), Pop Evil, Otherwise, Mindset Evolution and many more. Bands will perform on the Main Stage and Jägermeister Second Stage.
Fort Rock is a new festival produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, part of the team that produces the massively successful Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, and Welcome To Rockville festivals.
“AEG and I have found another market with a strong rock culture and influential rock station—99X—that is starving for a big rock festival,” says Danny Wimmer. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner or location. We’ve been thinking long and hard about creating a festival in this area and now we’re ready to pull the trigger.”
Tickets for Fort Rock go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 6:00 AM EST and are available at http://www.FortRockFestival.com. General Admission tickets are $44.50, with a Party 4-Pack of GA tickets available for only $129.50. VIP tickets will be $89. Discounted hotel packages will also be available.
Two discount ticket presales will also take place in advance of the general ticket onsale. For details about the presale, tickets, VIP packages and hotel discounts, visit http://www.FortRockFestival.com.
Fort Rock is proud to be sponsored by 99X, Monster Energy, Jägermeister, and f.y.e.
Beyonce’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show reunited Destiny’s Child for the first time since October 2005. Their last performance was at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicgo, IL. We’ve dug back into the archives for the pics. Check them out now.
New York, NY (February 1, 2013) - Grammy-nominated rock band Stone Sour will release House of Gold & Bones Pt. 2, the second part of their two album series, House of Gold & Bones, on Roadrunner Records , April 9, 2013. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band’s native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse) at the helm, House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1 of the album has met with early rave reviews worldwide: “...by far the most accomplished album of Stone Sour’s career. Depth, emotion and spirit seem to infuse everything. 2013 has ‘Stone Sour’ written all over it.” - 4Ks - KERRANG! (UK).
The first single from House of Gold & Bones Pt. 2, “Do Me A Favor” will be available digitally on February 12, 2013; the video for “Do Me A Favor” will be directed by Phil Mucci whose video for “Fertile Green” from High On Fire was named best video of 2012 by Revolver Magazine. The first single from House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1, “Absolute Zero”, raced up the charts to number one at Active and Mainstream Rock radio in just weeks. Billboard Magazine called it “A ruthless hard rocker, the track pummels the listener in the gut…”
Stone Sour will be performing at the 2013 Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards May 2, 2013 in Los Angeles. They are nominated for three awards – “Best Vocalist,” “Album of the Year” for House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1 and “Best Drummer” for Roy Mayorga. Additionally Slipknot, lead singer Corey Taylor’s other band, was also nominated in two categories – “Best Live Band” and “Most Dedicated Fans.”
Taylor recently performed at Sundance as part of the Sound City Players, Dave Grohl’s band of musicians assembled to play the original music they created in his directorial debut documentary, Sound City. Sound City recounts the history of the Van Nuys, CA recording studio where Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Neil Young and of course Nirvana and Slipknot recorded so many of their classic works. The film also explores the human element of playing and recording music, as Grohl invites Sound City veterans to create new, original songs using the hallowed Neve 8028 recording console that Grohl purchased from the decommissioned studio in 2011.
Music is just one of the mediums used to tell the House of Gold & Bones story, and Taylor recently revealed details of the new project with Dark Horse Comics of the same name which follows, and expands on, the story contained within the albums. With stunning covers from Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone, Batman, Abe Sapien), this limited four-issue series marks Taylor’s debut in the comics genre. The first of the series will be out on April 17, 2013.
Stone Sour 2013 Tour Dates:
2/1/2013 Aztec Music Hall Amarillo, TX
2/2/2013 LoneStar Events Center Lubbock, TX
2/4/2013 Midland Horseshoe Arena Midland, TX
2/5/2013 Hurricane Harry’s College Station,, TX
2/7/2013 Concrete Street Amphitheatre Corpus Christi, TX
2/8/2013 Pharr Entertainment Center Pharr, TX
2/9/2013 Laredo Entertainment Center Laredo, TX
2/12/2013 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
2/13/2013 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
2/15/2013 The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas, NV
2/16/2013 Salt Air Pavillion Salt Lake City, UT
2/17/2013 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
An expanded Carolina Rebellion returns May 4 & 5 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. After uncharted success in 2012, the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival is growing to two full days in its third year and will feature more camping and VIP space at its new location.
Carolina Rebellion 2013 features a lineup full of rock heavyweights, including: Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Bush, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Steel Panther, Device (with David Draiman), Hollywood Undead, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, Escape The Fate, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Aranda, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Tracer, American Fangs and Heaven’s Basement.
The bands listed above will perform on one of the three festival stages: the Monster Energy ‘Carolina Stage’, the Monster Energy ‘Rebellion Stage’ and the Jägermeister Stage. In addition, f.y.e will have a special artist tent where bands will stop by throughout the day to meet fans and sign their CDs.
“After wrapping up our last U.S. tour, we were planning on recharging our batteries for awhile, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with the mighty Soundgarden in what will be one of the only shows we’ll play in the U.S. this year,” says Tim Mcllrath of Rise Against.
Michael Poulsen of Volbeat comments, “In Europe and the U.S., we have enjoyed the experiences that come from being a part of the festival environment, just as the fans do. Looking forward to Carolina Rebellion!”
“The ‘Rebels’ spoke and we listened,” says Gary Spivack, Co-Executive Producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “More days, a new venue, huge bands…It’s our mission for Rebellion to be the biggest and best rock festival in the entire Mid-Atlantic region. We have our home at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and can’t wait for May 4 and 5!”
Full Weekend General Admission tickets for Carolina Rebellion go on sale to the public Friday, February 8 at 10am EST, as do Single Day General Admission tickets, all at http://www.CarolinaRebellion.com. Full Weekend tickets will be available starting at $99 plus fees, and Single Day tickets will start at $59.50 plus fees. Parking is included with all tickets.
To get access to the special internet presale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 6 through Thursday, February 7, go to the Carolina Rebellion Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CRebellion) or http://www.CarolinaRebellion.com and sign up to receive the Rebellion newsletter. Those who sign up can purchase the Full Weekend General Admission tickets for just $89 plus fees during the presale only.
Once again, ticket discounts will also be available for active military. For full details about military ticket discounts, go to http://www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
Carolina Rebellion will feature an even greater variety of Camping, Hotel and VIP Packages and upgrades. All Camping and Hotel Packages will also include access to the Friday night campground party. Details for all Camping, Hotel and VIP packages can be found at http://www.CarolinaRebellion.com.
“Holding Carolina Rebellion at Charlotte Motor Speedway gives us the ability to create an even better experience for our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of the festival for AEG Live. “We have more space to expand, easier access in and out, upgraded tent and RV camping opportunities, and lots of participating hotels to cater to our crowd. But most importantly we’re able to continue to offer incredible value by keeping our ticket prices low while the festival grows in stature each year.”
The daily band lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows:
Saturday, May 4
Alice In Chains, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, Sick Puppies, In This Moment, Device (with David Draiman), Young Guns, Otherwise, Aranda, Tracer, Monstro
Sunday, May 5
Soundgarden, Rise Against, Bush, 3 Doors Down, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Nonpoint, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red Line Chemistry, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs
Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, U.S. Army and f.y.e. Carolina Rebellion is produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG Live, the same team that produces the highly successful Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH.
Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway is located at 7301 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord, NC, just outside Charlotte, and less than two hours from Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro. Visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for directions and additional venue information.
Carolina Rebellion marks the second event during the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Right Arm Entertainment, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.
COLUMBUS, OH: America’s premier destination rock festival Rock On The Range—which has expanded to three days this year—will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between—the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent on the second stage this year.”
As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets startat a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST. Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299—a savings of nearly 25%—beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets are available at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packagesare online at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and http://www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
Buckcherry Premiere Video For “Gluttony” On AOL Music; Band Confirmed For Second Leg of Kid Rock’s R
Buckcherry will premiere the provocative video for “Gluttony”—the first single from their new Confessions album—today (January 16) exclusively at AOL Music (http://music.aol.com) and AOL’s Noisecreep.com (http://www.noisecreep.com/2013/01/16/buckcherry-gluttony-video/). The daring clip was directed by Billy Jayne and features the band performing the song in a church filled with people indulging in all types of vices, while the video’s protagonist struggles to overcome his own gluttony.
The multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band will release Confessions February 19, 2013 via Century Media Records and the “Gluttony” single is available for purchase through iTunes now (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gluttony-single/id584509774).
Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd explains the inspiration for the “Gluttony” video: “The concept of the video is excess, consuming everything excessively, and moderation is not even in the equation. I’m very familiar with that, and a lot of guys in the band are familiar with that.”
He continues: “Because the record is called Confessions, we filmed the video in a church, we got Jesus down there—which is killer—and we got a lot of our fans in it, which is amazing. They came out on their own time and really put in a lot of sweat equity, so thank you to them.”
Guitarist Keith Nelson elaborates, “We worked with Billy Jayne, who hasn’t done a lot of music videos. It was really refreshing to see his take on what we’re doing because he totally gets the music, he’s connecting with it, and he’s taking it to a different place than a guy who does videos for a living. We got a guy who actually makes movies and TV shows to put his spin on it and it’s been really positive.”
“Gluttony” goes for adds at U.S. Rock radio today—with 15 stations having added it early—and is already Top 20 in Canada, where band is currently touring. “Gluttony” is also receiving early praise from the media. Rick Florino of ArtistDirect.com said the song “shines with the kind of skittering rock decadence the world could use a whole hell of a lot more of” (December 11, 2012).
Buckcherry is currently on the road headlining North American shows and will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming Rebel Soul Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO. The first leg of the tour runs through March 2 and band has also been added to the second leg of dates for trek which run from March 18 in Sioux Falls, SD through April 6 in Saginaw, MI.
While on tour, Buckcherry is previewing songs from Confessions, the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. Confessions merges punk grit, gutter attitude, honest storytelling, and razor sharp hooks. The lyrics are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Buckcherry—Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)—are one of the premier rock bands of the new millennium, having sold more than three million records in America alone and touring virtually non-stop, playing with everyone from AC/DC to Avenged Sevenfold, touring sold-out arenas alongside Nickelback and KISS, and headlining festivals ranging from the punk rock Ink-N-Iron (also featuring the Misfits and Pennywise) to Sturgis. Radio staples “Lit Up,” “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry” have cemented the band as one of the most identifiable and sought-after bands on the radio and the live circuits.
The current Buckcherry tour itinerary is as follows:
Date City Venue
1/16 London, ON London Concert Theatre
1/19 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
1/20 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
1/22 Portland, ME The Asylum
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
3/18 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena
3/20 Madison, WI Memorial Coliseum At Alliant Energy Center
3/22 Toledo, OH The Huntington Center
3/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
3/25 Youngstown, OH Covelli Center
3/26 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
3/28 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
3/29 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
4/1 Evansville, IN Ford Center
4/3 Grand Rapids , MI Van Andel Arena
4/5 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
4/6 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
For more information on BUCKCHERRY visit:
Detroit, MI – January 17, 2013 - Bob Seger and Kid Rock are good friends who have talked about doing shows together for years. Finally, this vision has become a reality. Both artists have been preparing for Spring tours. The trick was getting the tour schedules, which are crisscrossing the country, to match up. The result will be two special concerts featuring Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band and Kid Rock & The Twisted Brown Trucker Band: the first in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN on March 15, the second in Fargo, ND on March 16.
Seger and Kid Rock go back a long way. The two became friends shortly after they met in 2000. Rock inducted Seger into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and appeared on Seger’s
2006 Face The Promise album for a duet of Vince Gill’s “Real Mean Bottle”. Seger appeared on
Kid Rock’s Born Free album playing piano on his duet with Sheryl Crow, “Collide.” Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have often rehearsed at Rock’s rehearsal warehouse. Both share an interest in classic cars and both have stayed true to their Michigan roots.
Seger has written and recorded many timeless classics through his career including Turn The Page, Night Moves, Mainstreet, Against The Wind, Hollywood Nights, Like A Rock, Rock And Roll Never Forgets, We’ve Got Tonite, Old Time Rock And Roll, Her Strut, You’ll Accomp’ny Me, Travelin Man/Beautiful Loser, and Katmandu.
Kid Rock, an early innovator, masterfully clashing hip hop, rock and country musical styles, has written and recorded many classics of his own, including “Bawitdaba,” “Cowboy,” “Only God Knows Why,” “Picture” (duet with Sheryl Crow), “All Summer Long,” “So Hott,” “Born Free,” “Forever,” “American Bad Ass” and soon to be’s from his new album “Rebel Soul.”
March 15 - Minn/St.Paul - Excel Energy Center
March 16 - Fargo ND - Fargo Dome
- Kid Rock
LOS ANGELES, CA - December 31, 2012 - Reprise Records’ multi-platinum Grammy®Award-winning Green Day today announced they would return to the road in 2013 and revealed the routing for their upcoming tour, which can be found below.
"We want to thank everyone for hanging in with us for the last few months," said the members of Green Day. "We are very excited to hit the road and see all of you again, though we regret having to cancel more shows."
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong said, "Dear friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger."
Tickets for shows that had been postponed will be honored at these new dates. Should you have any questions regarding your tickets please contact your point of purchase. For those who purchased tickets for dates that are now canceled, refunds will be given at original point of purchase. Additional west coast dates will be announced in early 2013.
28th - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
29th - Moline, IL - I Wireless Center
31st - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
1st - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
3rd - Philadelphia, PA - Liacourias Center
4th - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
6th - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
7th - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
9th - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center
11th - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
12th - Quebec City, QC - Quebec Colisee
7th - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
10th - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
11th - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center - Penn State Univ.
18th - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
25th - Portland, ME - Cumberland Co. Civic Center
30th - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Ctr. / Cleveland St. Univ.
2nd - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Mem. Coliseum
4th - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Arena
6th - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
8th - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Green Day
Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. Deftones have also rescheduled their New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st.
KOI NO YOKAN, the band’s seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single “Tempest” is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio. KOI NO YOKAN has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver declared it their “Album of the Year,” SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year, the NY Post hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year” and Penthouse said “If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well as Deftones’ Koi No Yokan, please write us an email and flag it ‘urgent.’”
Deftones Headline Tour Dates:
3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.
“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.
Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.
Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”
KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.
In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.
By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.
KING DIAMOND’s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007’s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically-acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians in tow: Andy La Rocque, Mike Wead, Hal Patino, and Matt Thompson. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.
For news, updates, and all things King Diamond, go to: http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
Official King Diamond links:
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As news breaks of Randy Blythe’s indictment on manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic, manager Larry Mazer responds with the following statement:
“After a three month investigation, the prosecutor in the Czech Republic has decided to move forward with an indictment of Randy Blythe on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. Obviously, we intend to fight vigorously against these charges as we feel that in no way did Randy intend to cause bodily harm on the young fan who subsequently died from injuries sustained at the show. As he has stated previously, Randy intends to go to Prague to defend himself at trial.
While it is a tragedy that a Lamb of God fan died following a performance by the group, in no way do I feel that Randy did anything improper that led to the young man’s injuries and subsequent death. The price of a ticket to a show does not entitle audience members access to a band’s stage. In the years since the murder on stage of Dimebag Darrell Abbott, performers of all genres have had to become more guarded while performing in response to the dangers presented by fans trying to become part of the performance. We believe that Randy responded professionally to the numerous amount of fans rushing the stage that day, a number of them captured on videos that have been posted on the internet. We have testimony from the venue operator that acknowledges lax security and an improper barricade being used that evening. Numerous testimonies from fans also were contradictory as to the actions of the multiple fans that tried to access the stage.
At this point, all that the band, myself, and our lawyers can do is to present a defense and try to convince the panel of judges who will hear the case that Randy is innocent of all charges and that his name and reputation need to be cleared and that he be permitted to carry on with his life and career always mindful that a fan passed away after a Lamb of God performance.
Grammy nominated band Dream Theater, one of rock’s most musically fearless and adventurous bands, has re-signed with Roadrunner Records. The group first signed with Roadrunner Records in January 2007 and has so far released three critically acclaimed albums with the label. The label first issued Dream Theater’s ninth studio album Systematic Chaos in 2007 and went on to release Black Clouds & Silver Linings in 2009 as well as their most recent album, A Dramatic Turn of Events in September 2011. The band will soon begin recording a new album as part of the new agreement with Roadrunner Records.
In 2012 and while with Roadrunner Records, the band received their first-ever Grammy nomination for “On The Backs Of Angels” in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category. The song was the first single from their eleventh studio album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which had 14 Top 10 debuts around the world including the U.S. where it entered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. 2009’s Black Clouds & Silver Linings also charted strongly, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, the highest charting record of the band’s career. They have also won several awards while at Roadrunner Records including Rollingstone.com’s readers’ poll for “Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time” (2012), several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! (2012) and the “Spirit Of Prog” achievement award at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards. Overall, the legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide. A powerhouse live act, they’ve headlined and sold out shows all over the globe.
The band commented, “We are all very excited to be re-signing with Roadrunner Records! Over the past 5 years from the release of Systematic Chaos to our latest A Dramatic Turn of Events, we’ve developed strong creative and professional bonds with everyone at Roadrunner as well as many great friendships along the way.”
The band adds: “Roadrunner’s dedication and commitment to Dream Theater has been evident to all of us from the very beginning, and is consistent in all departments and on all levels, right on through to the top. Roadrunner is a record label that is not only great at what they do but who truly understand what Dream Theater is all about as well as the amazing people who support us all around the world whom we proudly call our fans. They are a record company we relate to as an organization firmly rooted in its ideals and mission, while always pushing the envelope in an effort to keep things moving ever forward. We’ve reached many career defining milestones while at Roadrunner and are all incredibly pumped in anticipation of our continued future together!”
Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty. The lineup has evolved to become John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and drummer Mike Mangini.
Dream Theater recently wrapped up a massive worldwide headline tour in support of A Dramatic Turn of Events and is heading back into the studio to record their next album. The next chapter in Dream Theater’s storied career begins in 2013.
- Dream Theater
BUCKCHERRY TO JOIN KID ROCK AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON “REBEL SOUL” ARENA TOUR KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 2 IN KANSAS CITY;
BUCKCHERRY’S NEW SINGLE “GLUTTONY”—FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘CONFESSIONS’—DUE OUT DECEMBER 11 VIA ITUNES
Multi-Platinum rock band Buckcherry will join Kid Rock as special guests on the upcoming “Rebel Soul” Tour beginning February 2 in Kansas City, MO.
“’Great American Rock n’ Roll’: Kid Rock and Buckcherry. That’s all you have to say. The baddest rock n’ roll tour with the American badass himself,” says Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd.
While on the road, Buckcherry will preview new songs from their forthcoming Confessions album, due out in early 2013. This marks the band’s sixth studio album and first U.S. release for Century Media Records. The lyrics for Confessions are tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Fans will get an early taste of the album when “Gluttony,” the first single from Confessions, is released as an iTunes single on December 11. Look for more information about Confessions to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Current Buckcherry tour dates are as follows:
Date City Venue
12/27 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room
12/28 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino And Resort
12/31 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience (with Queensrÿche,
Quiet Riot, Pop Evil, Otherwise)
1/2 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
1/5 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
1/6 Calgary, AB Back Alley
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2/7 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Event Center
2/9 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
With Kid Rock and Hellbound:
2/10 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2/13 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
2/15 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2/18 Fort Myers, FL Germain Arena
2/20 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
2/21 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
2/23 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
2/24 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
2/26 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2/27 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
3/1 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
3/2 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
For the international juggernaut known as SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, it will end where it all began. The trio will wrap their final One Last Tour at both weekends of the 15th annual ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24, 2013 at Bayfront Park in Miami, FL. They will bookend the festival with sets on the opening and closing nights on Friday, March 15 and Sunday, March 24, respectively. This marks a significant milestone in their incredible career together as ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL was where Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso made their SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA North American debut in March 2010.
‘‘Ultra was the first place we really built a show for a main stage,” says SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA. “We filmed the whole thing and we played ‘ONE’ for the first time on that stage. It was a moment we would never forget and became the closing scene in our film, ‘Take One.’ The energy of the crowd was unbelievable and the fact that it’s part of Miami Music Week where so much new music is born made it even more special. It just felt right that we finished where so much was started and we’re honored to open and close the festival.’‘
This final stop of SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA’s One Last Tour will be highly emotional as the group bids farewell to their followers across the world and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and them alike. After exploding on to the North American scene in 2010 at ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL with a main stage performance, the Swedes followed up their huge genre-defining club track “One” with the worldwide platinum-selling single “Miami 2 Ibiza” featuring Tinie Tempah, their first single to hit #1 on the Billboard club chart. Both tracks appeared on their 2010 compilation album Until One, which is still in the U.K. top 50 chart nearly two years after its release. The boys followed this with their second Billboard club chart topper and Grammy-nominated “Save The World” last summer, also a huge hit around the globe. They ended 2011 playing to 20,000 people at New York’s Madison Square Garden which sold out in a staggering nine minutes. This year has seen the release of the incendiary “Greyhound” and “Antidote” (a collaboration with Knife Party that reached #3 on the Billboard club chart) and in October SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA released their latest compilation album Until Now on Astralwerks. It rose to #4 on the iTunes album chart and debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200, marking the highest chart position and highest first week sales for a DJ-mixed album ever. The album debuted at #1 in the U.K. and top 10 in seven other countries. Until Now features the Swede’s third #1 Billboard club chart topper “Don’t You Worry Child” featuring John Martin, which is currently storming up the Top 40 charts. It recently hit #1 in the U.K., beating Adele’s “Skyfall.”
Limited tickets still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at http://www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
- ultra music festival
HUGELY ANTICIPATED TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 29TH IN TULSA
TICKET PRE-SALE BEGINS TOMORROW
GENERAL ON-SALE SLATED FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
Emblem/Atlantic recording group Matchbox Twenty has announced the first leg of their eagerly awaited North American headline tour. The multi-platinum rock band’s tour kicks off Tuesday, January 29th in Tulsa, OK and then continues through late March (see attached itinerary).
Pre-sale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the http://www.matchboxtwenty.com community from tomorrow, November 13th, through Thursday, November 15th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th. For full details and ticket availability, please see http://www.matchboxtwenty.com/events.
Matchbox Twenty will also be teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity for these dates to offer fans access to some of the best seats in the house, while benefiting great causes at the same time. Every ticket purchased through http://www.TicketsforCharity.com creates a donation to charities supported by Matchbox Twenty, as well as causes fans themselves can choose to benefit. For more information on Tickets-for-Charity visit http://www.ticketsforcharity.com
Matchbox Twenty recently concluded a major Australian tour, thanking their fervent fan following for also catapulting “NORTH” to a #1 chart debut. The band received rave reviews for their live shows including Sydney’s Music Network which hailed, “…one of the world’s best groups are still having infectious fun and branching out over their long and glorious career.” The Australian dates followed a pair of sold out London shows including this year’s iTunes Festival 2012.
The 2013 tour celebrates Matchbox Twenty’s blockbuster album, “NORTH,” which exploded into the #1 position on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 after its first week in release earlier this year. Fueled by critical acclaim – as well as the hit singles, “She’s So Mean” and “Overjoyed” – the album’s unprecedented success marked the band’s first-ever chart-topper and #1 debut.
Matchbox Twenty’s fourth full-length studio recording and first all-new album in a decade, “NORTH” sees the band driving their pop-rock sound further forward, magnifying the indelible melodies, crafty lyricism, and glorious hooks that have defined their multi-platinum body of work. Matchbox Twenty – Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale – lived together last summer in a house in Nashville where they collaborated on the new material before once again joining forces with the Grammy Award-winning producer Matt Serletic at his Emblem Studios in Calabasas, California. The result of their labors stands among the band’s finest, with songs like “Put Your Hands Up” and the top 10 sensation, “She’s So Mean,” marked by Matchbox Twenty’s instantly identifiable sonic approach and unadulterated high spirits.
In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including five Grammy nominations, four American Music Award nods, the 2004 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Musical Group.”
Furthermore, Rob Thomas has proven one of the most highly decorated artists of recent years, receiving three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and two Billboard “Songwriter of the Year” honors for both his chart-topping solo work as well as collaborations with such legends as Santana, Mick Jagger, and Willie Nelson. Thomas’ collaboration with Carlos Santana on “Smooth” was also named the #2 “Most Popular Song Ever” on Billboard’s list of the “100 Most Popular Songs Behind ‘The Twist.’” He was also named to Billboard’s “Top 20 List of Hot 100 Songwriters 2000-2011” at #5, and was the top ranking artist/songwriter on the list.
MATCHBOX TWENTY “NORTH” AMERICAN TOUR 2013
29 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
30 San Antonio, TX The Majestic Theatre
1 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
2 Longview, TX Belcher Performing Arts Center
5 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
6 Normal, IL Braden Auditorium
9 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
8 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
10 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center
12 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
13 Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium
15 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
16 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
17 Akron, OH Akron Civic Theater
19, 20 Niagara Falls, ON Fallsview Casino Resort
21 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
23 Atlantic City, NJ The Borgata
25 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
26 Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre
27 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
1 Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center
2 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
3 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
5 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
10 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
12 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
13 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
16 Orlando, FL Universal Orlando
17 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
19 Greenville, SC Peace Center
22 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge Casino Resort
23 Baton Rouge, LA L’Auberge Casino & Hotel
25 Austin, TX ACL Live
27 Albuquerque, NM Route 66 Casino
29 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
30 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Continuing in their efforts to fund the production of the “LostEpisode” of the Metal Evolution series, Banger Films is offering fans for the first time ever an extended cut of director Sam Dunn’s interview with Norwegian Black Metal singer Gaahl, past member of Gorgoroth. Gaahl’s interview has been cited as one of the most compelling and entertaining interviews Sam Dunn has ever conducted.
The video will be delivered digitally when the campaign wraps up in mid-December.
In 2004 Sam, Scot, and the Banger Films crew traveled to Bergen, Norway to interview him for their groundbreaking documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. According to Dunn, “as the crew started to set up cameras, lights, etc… Gaahl insisted that everyone move to the wine cellar where the room is lit only by candlelight.” What resulted is one of the most memorable interviews in the history of Metal documentaries
Banger Films have issued a call to arms to the global Metal community to help make the “Lost Episode” of the Metal Evolution series by means of a crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo. For just $5.00 fans can pre-order the episode which will be delivered to them via secure e-mail link once the production is finished. There are other campaign perks available as well, such as the opportunity to have renowned artist Vince Locke design an exclusive custom tattoo and have Banger Films cover the ink costs. Alternatively, why not order a giant size “Metal Family Tree” poster? Yet another one-off only available as a campaign perk!
For more information and to find out how you can help make this episode happen visit http://www.indiegogo.com/ExtremeMetal.
Watch the 11 episodes of Metal Evolution here:
In Canada: http://www.muchmore.ca/metal-evolution/
About Scot McFayden and Sam Dunn
Scot McFayden and Sam Dunn founded Banger Films Inc. in Toronto in 2004. Their first film, the award-winning Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened in over 30 countries across four continents. Their follow-up Global Metal, was released in the U.S. through Warner Bros., and received critical acclaim from press and audiences around the world. Their third film, Iron Maiden: Flight 666, follows the band on a seven-week tour by plane piloted by the band’s singer Bruce Dickinson, it won the 2009 Juno for Music DVD, the SXSW Audience Choice Award and screened in 42 countries on “World Maiden Day”, becoming the largest-ever simultaneous release of a documentary. Banger’s most recent feature documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage received a Grammy nomination and won the 2010 Juno for Music DVD of the Year and took home the audience choice award at Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. Their first TV production Metal Evolution was the biggest series ever on the history of hard rock and heavy metal, hitting #1 on VH 1 Classic (USA) and MuchMore (Canada) and now airing across Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Banger Films is currently in production on feature-length documentaries on Alice Cooper and the modern history of The Devil.
After several months on the road with Lady Gaga in 2012, multi-platinum British rock group THE DARKNESS are set to make a triumphant return with their upcoming headlining world tour “Let Them Eat Cakes.” The U.S. portion of the trek will kick-off January 10 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap-up February 2 in Aspen, CO before the band heads to 15 countries worldwide including Scandinavia, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand (see full world tour routing below). The “Let Them Eat Cakes” world tour marks the band’s first headlining run since the release of their new album HOT CAKES, out on Wind-up in North America and PIAS in the rest of the world. HOT CAKES was produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin. The resulting 11-song cycle delivers epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses.
Renowned worldwide for their potent and energetic live shows which BLACKBOOK called, “Hands down the most entertaining rock show you can see these days…” (October 22,2012), JUSTIN HAWKINS (vocals/guitars), DAN HAWKINS (guitars/backing vocals), FRANKIE POULLAIN (bass) and ED GRAHAM (drums)—continue to garner rave reviews for their epic, not-to-be-missed live shows. The LA WEEKLY noted, “Wonderfully eccentric and trend-detached, The Darkness also stand on their heads (sometimes literally) to deliver the most unashamedly entertaining show in contemporary hard rock” (October 19, 2012). Elsewhere, CAMPUS CIRCLE added, “British rock act The Darkness, known for its eccentricity, blissful energy and supreme dynamism, brought its A-game to Club Nokia. No over-the-top pyrotechnics were needed for the act…Its simple good humor, warm interaction with the audience and perfectly executed sound made this one concert to remember…everyone was in a state of euphoria” (October 30, 2012).
THE DARKNESS ‘LET THEM EAT CAKES’ WORLD TOUR 2013 (PART ONE)
JANUARY 2013 - NORTH AMERICA
Thur 10th FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Revolution
Fri 11th ORLANDO, FL Hard Rock Live
Sat 12th ATLANTA, GA Masquerade
Mon 14th PITTSBURGH, PA Stage AE
Tues 15th BALTIMORE, MD Ram’s Head
Fri 18th ATLANTIC CITY, NJ House Of Blues
Sat 19th BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
Mon 21st TORONTO, ON Phoenix
Wed 23rd COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
Fri 25th DETROIT, MI The Majestic Theatre
Sat 26th MILWAUKEE, WI The Rave
Sun 27th CHICAGO, IL The Riviera Theatre
Tues 29th MINNEAPOLIS, MN First Avenue
Wed 30th KANSAS CITY, MO Beaumont Club
FEBRUARY 2013 - NORTH AMERICA/MAINLAND EUROPE
Fri 01st DENVER, CO The Summit Music Hall
Sat 02nd ASPEN, CO Belly Up
Sat 16th COPENHAGEN, Denmark Amager
Sun 17th STOCKHOLM, Sweden Tyroz
Tues 19th TAMPERE, Finland Pokkahive
Wed 20th HELSINKI, Finland Circus
Fri 22nd GOTHENBURG, Sweden Tradgarn
Sat 23rd OSLO, Norway Rockefeller
Sun 24th KRISTENSAND, Norway Kick Scene
Tues 26th HAMBURG, Germany Grunenspan
Wed 27th AMSTERDAM, Holland Paradiso
MARCH 2013 - UNITED KINGDOM/MAINLAND EUROPE
Fri 01st SHEFFIELD, UK City Hall
Sat 02nd MANCHESTER, UK Apollo
Sun 03rd GLASGOW, UK Barrowlands
Tues 05th NEWCASTLE, UK City Hall
Wed 06th WOLVERHAMPTON, UK Civic
Thur 07th LONDON, UK Hammersmith Apollo
Sat 09th PARIS, France Bataclan
Sun 10th ZURICH, Switzerland Volkshaus
Mon 11th MILAN, Italy Alcatraz
Wed 13th MUNICH, Germany Backstage Werk
Thur 14th VIENNA, Austria Arena
Sat 16th WARSAW, Poland Stodola
Mon 18th BERLIN, Germany CC Live
Tues 19th COLOGNE, Germany Kanting
Wed 20th LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg Den Atilier
Thur 21st ANTWERP, Belgium Trix
APRIL 2013 - AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
Tues 02nd ADELAIDE, SA AEC
Wed 03rd BRISBANE, QLD Riverstage
Fri 05th SYDNEY, NSW Hordem
Sat 06th MELBOURNE, VIC To Be Confirmed
Mon 08th AUCKLAND, NZ To Be Confirmed
Green Day’s forthcoming album Green Day ¡Dos! is available to stream in its entirety a week prior to its official release date via RollingStone.Com.
Green Day ¡Dos! is the second installment in the band’s trilogy of albums Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré! Green Day ¡Dos! will be released next Tuesday, November 13th via Reprise Records and will be followed by Green Day ¡Tré! on December 11th. The albums are the follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown, and were produced by the band’s long-time producer Rob Cavallo.
Pre-Order Green Day ¡Dos! from Amazon.com
- Green Day
November 7, 2012 - Burbank, CA - Punk/pop artist Matt Toka has announced that he will join The All-American Rejects on a string of U.S. tour dates. The dates find Toka visiting cities in California, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama. Toka will also perform several shows on the West Coast with Falling in Reverse, whom he toured with in October, at the end of November. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.
Toka, a native of Youngstown, OH, has generated a huge buzz and national following after performing all summer at Vans Warped Tour. He has been touring in support of his self-titled EP, which is available now via Warner Bros. Records. The six-track EP includes the studio versions of previous YouTube-only tracks “666” and “Ode To My Family,” as well as “Say10,” which is available via all digital retailers. The EP is available physically and digitally - the digital version (available here) includes lyric videos for two tracks, “666” and “Get Money.” (Watch the latter here.) All tracks are produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) with whom Toka has been recording his upcoming debut album.
Matt Toka’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
With The All-American Rejects:
11/07 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/09 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
11/10 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
11/12 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
11/13 Broussard, LA The Station
11/14 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
With Falling In Reverse
11/28 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
11/29 San Diego, CA Soma
11/30 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
12/01 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
Headline Tour with MACHINE HEAD, ALL THAT REMAINS and Special Guests THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Happening Now – Norfolk, Philadelphia and NYC Dates Rescheduled
Last month, Adult Swim animated metallers DETHKLOK released their new album, Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III, to a #10 Billboard Top 200 chart debut. Now, the public can experience the immensity of the world’s greatest metal band on vinyl! The vinyl LP edition of the album with special etching is available today via Amazon.com.
Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III was released on October 16, 2012 via Williams Street Records, the network’s independent music label. Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III is also available in a variety of additional formats including a standard CD, clean CD and Deluxe Edition CD/DVD combo, which includes a 32-minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of Dethalbum III, as well as music videos and more.
Head to http://www.adultswim.com/dethalbum3 NOW to listen to new tracks from the album, watch the music video for ‘The Galaxy’, and find information about the band’s current tour. Fans can also purchase the album at Best Buy and other retailers. Metalocalypse Season 4 is available now on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
^See special etching above^
DETHKLOK is currently touring North America on their headline tour with support from All That Remains, Machine Head, and special guest The Black Dahlia Murder. The Black Dahlia Murder will open each show, with Machine Head and All That Remains alternating direct support positions in the line-up in each city. The tour officially kicked off this week, with the first three dates (Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY) being rescheduled for the end of the tour due to Hurricane Sandy. For ticket information, please visit http://www.adultswim.com/dethtour. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
UPCOMING DETHKLOK TOUR DATES:
11/7/2012 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/8/2012 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
11/9/2012 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
11/10/2012 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
11/11/2012 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/13/2012 Fargo, ND @ The Venue
11/14/2012 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/15/2012 Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
11/16/2012 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/17/2012 Kansas City, MO @ Midland
11/18/2012 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/20/2012 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28/2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
11/30/2012 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
12/2/2012 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
12/4/2012 Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
12/6/2012 Chattanooga, TN @Track 29
12/7/2012 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
12/11/2012 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Rescheduled from 10/31
12/12/2012 Norfolk, VA @ Norva - Rescheduled from 10/30
12/14/2012 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom - Rescheduled from 11/3
With their national ‘The Scene Is Dead’ Fall tour well underway, Dahvie and Jayy also released their much anticipated, Anthem Of The Outcast EP! The release is already the #8 alternative album on iTunes and climbing. With the infectious single “Hell On Heels (Givin’ In To Sin)” the new EP delves into a much heavier space. They have also just released their new music video for “Don’t Want To Be Like You,” a personal departure for the band, shot in 7 different cities over 7 days.
“The anthem of the outcast is compassion and empathy for others. The songs on our new EP come from self experiences and dark chapters of our past lives. The messages on the songs our attended to be universal and to give hope through despair. Ultimately we wanted to create an EP that will remove ailments and suffering from the people who we love and support. Our fans who we cherish dearly.” - Dahvie Vanity
Check out the Track-list Below:
1. The Calling
2. The Comeback
3. Anthem of the Outcast
4. Hell on Heels (Givin’ In To Sin) feat. New Years Day
5. Your Sorry Life
6. Worlds Away
7. Don’t Want To Be Like You
8. Anthem of the Outcast (Radio Edit)
9. Unforgiven (Matroda Remix)
The EP can be purchased on it’s own or as part of the Evolution - The Revolution Pack, a reissue of their hit summer album released on October 30th and includes Evolution, Anthem Of The Outcast EP, and Clubbed To Death EP. The release will be 32 songs all for one low price, creating a great value for all the fans.
Since October 10th, BOTDF have been on the road for ‘The Scene is Dead’ Tour, an extensive fall trek across the US, as well as November UK dates with IT Boys. To celebrate the tour Dahvie and Jayy will be giving away a guitar at every stop on the tour, all you need to do is come out to the shows to enter to win! Tickets are selling fast, 2 nights in Chicago and Allentown, PA are already sold out, so grab your tickets now! The full tour schedule is below, and ticket information can be found on the band’s official site at http://www.ilovebotdf.com/. Fans can also head to Blood On The Dance Floor’s Facebook and Twitter pages for more of the latest news.
Scene Is Dead Tour 2012:
29-Oct / SYRACUSE, NY / WESTCOTT THEATER
31-Oct / LANCASTER, PA / CHAMELEON CLUB
1-Nov / COLUMBUS, OH / A&R BAR
2-Nov / CHICAGO, IL / REGGIES ROCK CLUB
3-Nov / CLEVELAND, OH / PEABODY’S
4-Nov/ CHICAGO, IL / REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB
7-Nov / SCOTTSDALE, AZ / MARTINI RANCH
21-Nov / LAS VEGAS, NV / HARD ROCK CAFÉ
23-Nov / SALT LAKE CITY, UT / IN THE VENUE
24-Nov / COLORADO SPRINGS, CO / BLACK SHEEP
25-Nov / DENVER, CO / SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
28-Nov / ANN ARBOR, MI / THE BLIND PIG
29-Nov / DES MOINES, IA / WOOLY’S
30-Nov / ST. LOUIS, MO / FUBAR
1-Dec / DALLAS, TX / CENTENNIAL HALL (Just Blood On The Dance Floor)
5-Dec / SPOKANE, WA / A CLUB
8-Dec / SEATTLE, WA / STUDIO SEVEN
11-Dec / SACRAMENTO, CA / ACE OF SPADES
12-Dec / POMONA, CA / GLASS HOUSE
13-Dec / LOS ANGELES, CA / EL REY THEATER
14-Dec / SAN DIEGO, CA / SOMA SIDE STAGE
15-Dec / TUCSON, AZ / THE ROCK
UK Tour with IT Boys:
9-Nov / BRIGHTON / COALITION
10-Nov / LONDON / WARPED TOUR *** (Only Blood on the Dance Floor)
12-Nov / BRISTOL / THEKLA
13-Nov / GLASGOW / THE CATHOUSE
14-Nov / MANCHESTER / ACADEMY 3
15-Nov / NEWCASTLE / ACADEMY 2
16-Nov / BIRMINGHAM / THE TEMPLE
17-Nov / LONDON / KING’S COLLEGE
- blood on the dance floor
RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “WE ARE” FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
“WE ARE” AVAILABLE ON iTUNES NOW
A&M/Octone recording artists Hollywood Undead return with their new single “We Are” from their forthcoming album Notes From The Underground. The song is being serviced to Modern and Active Rock Radio. “We Are” reunites the band with producer Danny Lohner [Nine Inch Nails, Puscifer], and it’s an epic call-to-arms laced with gnashing guitars, lyrical jabs, and fiery beats.
Johnny 3 Tears explains, “The song is about collective resistance. It’s the silent majority, but we’re using Los Angeles as the backdrop. Every time we work with Danny, he takes our music to the next level. He’s willing to go as far outside the box as we are. As a whole, it’s a good introduction to Notes From The Underground because it encompasses the band idealistically. Think of it as an ode to our misled youth.”
The album title is an homage to the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel—a Johnny 3 Tears personal favorite—the moniker alludes to what’s really under the mask.
“We’ve maintained an underground identity,” Johnny 3 Tears remarked. “When we write songs, we’re coming from a place people don’t like to look at or talk about openly. As people get older, they get used to lying. We have a bond with so many kids because they have a trace of that honesty. They don’t know how bad some things get yet. We tell them the truth.”
While the band’s roots are in the underground, the band has drawn mainstream attention since the release of their 2008 near platinum-selling debut Swan Songs and its acclaimed 2010 follow-up American Tragedy. Swan Songs has moved well over 900,000 copies, and American Tragedy debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #4 with first-week sales exceeding 67,000. They’ve played sold out headline shows all over the world as well as rousing appearances at festivals such as the UK’s Download and Rock on the Range, and Epicenter.
The masked Los Angeles collective—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man, and Da Kurlzz are excited about the release of their third album. “We stay true to who we are musically,” commented Danny. “If even just one kid identifies with what we do, we’ve done our job.”
Notes From The Underground was produced by Griffin Boice, Sam & Sluggo, and Danny Lohner, The album emerges directly from that same place behind the curtain, underneath the veneer, and inside the darkest heart of their city. These are their Notes scribed in tears, blood, and truth.
“Nothing could change us or our music,” assures J-Dog. “We may change the method but not the message.”
Notes From The Underground will be released January 2013.
ACCLAIMED BRITISH SINGER/SONGWRITER NAMED SPECIAL GUEST ON HUGELY ANTICIPATED “THE RED TOUR”;
NORTH AMERICAN TREK BEGINS MARCH 13TH IN OMAHA
Elektra recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans to support Taylor Swift as a special guest on her hugely anticipated “The RED Tour.” The North American dates get underway March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska, and then continue through mid-September. Sheeran co-wrote and recorded the song “Everything Has Changed” with Swift for her new album, RED - the song has already reached #1 on the iTunes “Top Singles” chart.
“Taylor is one of the most talented and driven artists I’ve had the pleasure of meeting,” says Sheeran. “It’s been amazing to collaborate with her and going on tour is going to be a great experience. I can’t wait.”
Sheeran’s own debut single, “The A Team,” is currently climbing the radio charts, up to #23 at CHR/Pop and nearing the top 10 at Hot AC. The song has already gone to #2 at Triple A radio, while its companion music video has garnered more than 46 million views on YouTube. “The A Team” is featured on Sheeran’s acclaimed, debut full length +, which entered the Soundscan/Billboard 200 at #5 upon its U.S. release this past summer. This fall saw Sheeran sell out every date on his first-ever headlining tour of North America.
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21-year-old singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest musical success stories in the UK over the past year. His debut single “The A Team” was Britain’s highest charting, biggest selling debut single of 2011, and was soon followed by Sheeran’s debut album +, which entered the UK Album chart at #1 upon its September 2011 release and has since been certified 5x-platinum. A two-time winner at the 2012 BRIT Awards (in the categories for “British Male Solo Artist” and “British Breakthrough Act”), Sheeran capped his summer with a memorable performance of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” – alongside Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Genesis’ Mike Rutherford, and Richard Jones of The Feeling – at the London 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.
ED SHEERAN Tour Dates 2013
(“The RED Tour” supporting Taylor Swift)
13 Omaha, NE
14 Omaha, NE
18 St. Louis, MO
19 St. Louis, MO
22 Charlotte, NC
23 Columbia, SC
27 Newark, NJ
28 Newark, NJ
29 Newark, NJ
10 Miami, FL
11 Orlando, FL
12 Orlando, FL
18 Atlanta, GA
19 Atlanta, GA
20 Tampa, FL
25 Cleveland, OH
26 Indianapolis, IN
27 Lexington, KY
4 Detroit, MI
7 Louisville, KY
8 Columbus, OH
11 Washington, DC
12 Washington, DC
16 Houston, TX
21 Austin, TX
22 San Antonio, TX
25 Dallas, TX
28 Glendale, AZ
29 Glendale, AZ
1 Salt Lake City, UT
2 Denver, CO
15 Toronto, ON
22 Winnipeg, MB
29 Vancouver, BC
6 Pittsburgh, PA
20 Philadelphia, PA
27 Foxboro, MA
1 Des Moines, IA
2 Kansas City, MO
3 Kansas City, MO
6 Wichita, KS
7 Tulsa, OK
10 Chicago, IL
15 San Diego, CA
19 Los Angeles, CA
20 Los Angeles, CA
27 Sacramento, CA
30 Portland, OR
31 Tacoma, WA
6 Fargo, ND
7 St. Paul, MN
8 St. Paul, MN
12 Greensboro, NC
13 Raleigh, NC
14 Charlottesville, VA
19 Nashville, TN
20 Nashville, TN
21 Nashville, TN
BON JOVI BECAUSE WE CAN – THE TOUR
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BAND TO BLAZE A TRAIL ACROSS THE GLOBE IN 2013
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Canadian Dates to Kick Off in Montreal in February
October 25, 2012 – The best just got bigger. Bringing their signature brand of rock ‘n’ roll back to the people, Bon Jovi will hit the road in 2013 to fill stadiums and arenas worldwide with “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour.” Blazing a trail across the globe, the band will kick off a string of Canadian dates on February 13th in Montreal, just in time for Valentine’s Day, and then continue to Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg. With U.S. dates to be announced in the coming weeks, Bon Jovi will also tour throughout Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia. The group’s return to the road in 2013 will cap an incredible run which has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and earning the #1 grossing worldwide tour twice in just three years.
“BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” will debut brand new songs from upcoming album What About Now, to be released in Spring 2013, loading even more ammunition into the band’s huge arsenal of hits including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “It’s My Life,” and many more.
With one of the greatest catalogues of songs in the history of rock n’ roll, Bon Jovi has sold more than 125 million albums and racked up a stellar resume of career accomplishments. Critics praised the band’s performances on their previous world tour, with The Las Vegas Sun summing up what millions worldwide have experienced: “Bon Jovi gave until there was no more to give. Electrifying, extraordinary, exciting, enthusiastic and exuberant.” The Montreal Gazette reported that “There aren’t many bands that pull off such a feat; this is the big leagues, and it’s all about showing people a good time. Mission accomplished, ” and The Star-Ledger simply stated: “it was spectacular.”
Canadian Tour Dates (U.S. Dates To Be Announced):
February 13, 2013 Montreal Bell Centre
February 17, 2013 Toronto Air Canada Centre
February 20, 2013 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
April 2, 2013 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
April 3, 2013 Edmonton Rexall Place
April 5, 2013 Winnipeg MTS Centre
For more information on all things Bon Jovi, visit http://www.BonJovi.com.
Neil Young To Answer Questions From Fans For First Time Ever On Oct 24th Via Twitter’s #AskNeil Hash
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE’S NEW ALBUM PSYCHEDELIC PILL WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON http://WWW.NEILYOUNG.COM OCTOBER 24TH, ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE BY REPRISE RECORDS OCTOBER 30TH
Today, October 24th, Neil Young will take questions from his fans by participating in Twitter’s #LegendsOnTwitter campaign, which gives fans a rare opportunity to interact with their musical heroes. Young will answer questions from fans tweeted to his Twitter handle @neilyoung with the hashtag #AskNeil.
For the first time, Young will connect directly with his fans through Twitter’s @TwitterMusic handle- all in real time. Twitter is very excited to participate in facilitating Neil’s opportunity to connect with fans across the world.
Young and his band Crazy Horse are also releasing a new album, entitled PSYCHEDELIC PILL, on October 30th. Produced by Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys, PSYCHEDELIC PILL was recorded right after AMERICANA (the band’s well-received summer release) at Audio Casablanca and features eight tracks, plus a bonus track. PSYCHEDELIC PILL will be available for streaming exclusively at http://www.neilyoung.com beginning October 24th until its October 30th release date.
Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, is currently on the road for its North American tour, which visits cities from coast to coast. Please see below for upcoming dates.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse on the road:
Oct 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Oct 26 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
Nov 10 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Nov 11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Nov 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov 14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Nov 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Nov 19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Nov 20 Kitchener, ON Memorial Auditorium
Nov 23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Nov 24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Nov 26 Boston, MA TD Garden
Nov 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Nov 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Nov 30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
Dec 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Dec 4 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
- neil young
HOLY GRAIL STREAM NEW TRACK ‘GO DOWN SWINGING’
Band kicks off tour with Hellyeah
“Go Down Swinging,” a new track by California classic metallists HOLY GRAIL, is now streaming exclusively at MetalSucks. Check it out HERE. The song, which will not be included on the band’s upcoming album Ride The Void, will be released in North America only as the B-side to the group’s new 7-inch single, “Dark Passenger”, which will be available at the end of the month. You can pre-order a copy (available in transparent gold or black wax) at the PROSTHETIC webstore now. (For non-vinyl enthusiasts, “Dark Passenger” is also available now on iTunes.)
HOLY GRAIL kicks off a North American tour with Hellyeah, with whom they toured in Australia earlier this year. Dates for the tour can be found listed below. Previously the band has toured with the likes of Amon Amarth, Exodus, Blind Guardian and Dragonforce, in addition to performing at some of the genre’s biggest festivals (Wacken, Download, Soundwave, Loud Park).
Catch HOLY GRAIL on tour with Hellyeah:
10/24 Lubbock, TX - Jakes Backroom
10/26 El Paso, TX - House of Rock
10/27 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
10/31 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
11/1 Vancouver, BC - Venue
11/3 Edmonton,AB - Edmonton Event Center
11/4 Regina, SK - The Pump Roadhouse
11/5 Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Events Center
11/7 Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
11/9 Toronto, CA - The Opera House
11/10 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
11/12 Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
11/14 Watertown, NY - Exhibition Hall (Fairgrounds)
11/16 Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans Pub & Music Hall
11/17 Jacksonville, FL - Brewster’s Roc Bar
11/18 Charleston, SC - Music Farm (w/ Hatebreed)
For tickets & more information visit: facebook.com/holygrailofficial
CELEBRATE THE HAUNTED HOLIDAY WITH “HALLOWEEN MAGIC 2” AT THE AKOO THEATRE AT ROSEMONT (Formerly Rosemont Theatre) OCTOBER 28, 2012
Dr. Mark Kaschube brings tricks and treats to the Akoo Theatre to raise money for local veterans
Special Appearance by “Quick Change” Artists David Mass and Dania Kaseeva
Rosemont, Ill. – The Magic Dentist, Dr. Mark Kaschube, is putting on a show full of spooky Halloween tricks along with his ensemble of mischievous tricksters when “Halloween Magic 2” comes to the Akoo Theatre (formerly Rosemont Theatre) 5400 N. River Road, Sunday Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Presented by Orange Crush, the Village of Rosemont, and the Grand Dental Group, this show is guaranteed be a fun-filled Halloween experience for the entire family. Also on the program is one of the most original an astounding magic acts ever seen on the stage, “Quick Change,” featuring the astoundingly quick costume change act of David Mass and Dania Kaseeva. Tickets on sale now at http://www.akootheatre.com, or check out Living Social for a deal!
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Salute, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides financial support for military men and women and their families. Last year’s event drew over 3,000 people and raised over $40,000 for Salute, Inc.
“Last year’s Halloween Magic was a tremendous success,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “As always, the show offers thrills and chills for the entire family and benefits a terrific cause right here in our community. We are proud and honored to recognize the incredible contributions and sacrifice members of the military and their families make every day.”
Dr. Kaschube has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years and has maintained a dedication to community service throughout his career. He regularly puts on magic shows at preschools, participates in parades, and has even started a magic program for children that are deaf and hearing impaired.
Check out Dr. Kaschube’s Illusion Company below:
David Maas and Dania Kaseeva are the stars of “Quick Change,” a non-stop, dynamic and superbly choreographed dance exhibition that astounds audiences with staggeringly rapid costume transformations in fractions of a second. It has been hailed as the most exciting and magnetic magic/dance act in the world today.
Whether presented on stage, on-court, or in a circus ring, their elegant metamorphosis are simply unbelievable. Since “Quick Change” debuted in 1996, audiences have responded to their incredible illusions with tremendous ovations—and left the theatre every night, wondering if they had not just dreamed what they saw.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $35 for adults ages 13 and older, and $15 for children ages 12 and younger. There are also a limited amount of a $99 VIP Meet and Greet package that includes one VIP ticket and an exclusive backstage after show with the performers and animals used in the production. For tickets and more information please, visit the Akoo Theatre Box Office, or purchase online at http://www.akootheatre.com and check out Living Social for a deal!
SALUTE, INC. was founded in 2003 by Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Shortly after 9/11, Will, a Naval Reservist, was called to active duty and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for thirteen months. The severe financial impact his deployment had on his family came as a startling revelation. While Will was serving in Cuba, Mary Beth was overwhelmed with the magnitude of what she and their three sons were facing. In addition to the lack of finances, Mary Beth and her children coped with the fear of the unknown and the emotional strain caused by their separation from Will.
With the help, support and outpouring of love from family, friends, their church and their community, they were able to survive. Upon Will’s return, both he and Mary Beth felt the need to “give back” by helping others who were experiencing similar hardships. In 2003, they decided to start an organization whose fundraising efforts would be based around a yearly Memorial Day Family Run/Walk. After sharing their vision with family, friends and pooling their resources, Salute was born!
Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA will kick off their headline run in the U.S. and Canada next Tuesday, October 23rd with Alestorm, Insomnium and System Divide! The tour will begin in Washington, DC at the Howard Theater and will run through November 24th where it will close in Baltimore, MD at Soundstage. Tickets are on sale now!
The band is touring in support of their Billboard-charting new album, Requiem For The Indifferent. The album was released on March 13, 2012 and debuted at #104 on the Billboard Top 200. The upcoming trek also marks the North American debut of new EPICA bassist Rob van der Loo.
See below for all current tour dates:
EPICA North American tour dates with ALESTORM, INSOMNIUM and SYSTEM DIVIDE:
10/23/12 Howard Theater - Washington, D.C.
10/25/12 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
10/26/12 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27/12 Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/29/12 Imperial - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
10/30/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/31/12 Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
11/02/12 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
11/03/12 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/12 Mojoe’s - Joliet, IL
11/05/12 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/07/12 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
11/08/12 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/10/12 Fivesixty - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
11/11/12 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/12/12 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
11/14/12 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/15/12 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
11/16/12 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
11/17/12 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
11/19/12 Trees - Dallas, TX
11/20/12 Scout Bar - Houston, TX
11/21/12 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
11/23/12 Headliners - Louisville, KY
11/24/12 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
Isaac Delahaye – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mark Jansen – rhythm guitar
Coen Janssen – synthesizer, piano
Simone Simons – lead vocals
Rob van der Loo - bass
Ariën van Weesenbeek – drums
For more information on EPICA, please visit:
(NEW YORK, NY) - After re-releasing “Chickenfoot I” this week, the band has debuted a live video for “Something Goes Wrong” at Rollingstone.com today, which appears as a live bonus track on the new release. Click HERE to view! Sammy Hagar comments:
“Normally, I write positive lyrics, but when Joe brought me the music it was spooky,” Hagar tells Rolling Stone. “So, I just wrote about what I saw around me in the present and tied it into the four elements: earth, air, fire and water in what we call a solar year, or a 2,000 year cycle.”
The release features live tracks recorded throughout the “Different Devil” tour this past spring while supporting their latest record, “Chickenfoot III.”
Soap On A Rope
Sexy Little Thing
Get It Up
Down The Drain
My Kinda Girl
Learning To Fall
Future Is The Past
Bitten By The Wolf
Lighten Up (Live in Chicago 5/12/12)
Big Foot (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Last Temptation (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Something Going Wrong (Live in Boston 5/16/12)
CHICKENFOOT released “Chickenfoot III” late last year to much critical praise. “It’s hard to hate big-boned butt rock from guys clearly making it because they still love the form,” said ROLLING STONE.
BILLBOARD said, “It’s a rare case of a group that’s equal to – or perhaps even greater than – the sum of its parts…this is an album that really wins hearts with its granite thump’n’roll.” USA TODAY went as far to say that “Chickenfoot III” could be “the beginning of a riff-driven renaissance.”
In addition to a GRAMMY Nomination for “Best Recording Package,” “Chickenfoot III” saw two top five singles on the Classic Rock charts with “Big Foot” and “Different Devil.”
CHICKENFOOT IS: Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA’S THE AFTERMAN: ASCENSION DEBUTS AT #5 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS VOLUME TWO OF DOUBLE ALBUM, THE AFTERMAN: DESCENSION SET FOR FEBRUARY 2013 RELEASE
COHEED AND CAMBRIA’s first volume of their double-album, The Afterman: Ascension debuts at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week, selling 49k+ units! The nine-track album also garnered a slew of excellent first week sales numbers, landing ‘Ascension’ as thetop seller at Hard Music/Alternative core stores, #2 on the Hard Music and Current Alternative Album charts, and number #3 on the Indie chart.
After departing the major label system with 2010’s Year of the Black Rainbow, COHEED AND CAMBRIA are thrilled with the success of volume one of ‘The Afterman,’ which was released on the band’s own label, Everything Evil, in conjunction with Hundred Handed Inc.
True to Coheed’s restlessly exploratory nature, the nine-track Ascension finds the New York-based band—singer-guitarist Claudio Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Zach Cooper and drummer Josh Eppard—staking out exciting new ground. “With all of our previous albums, my thing was always figuring out how to fit my life into the Amory Wars concept,” Sanchez says. “I knew where each one sat in terms of the story. Whereas with this one, I allowed my life—my experiences and what I was going through—to frame the concept.”
After heavy promotion during week of release (which saw the band perform a SOLD OUT show at New York’s Webster Hall, appearances at New York Comic Con, and surprise performances/signings at NY and LA indie record stores, as well as Apple’s Soho New York store) COHEED AND CAMBRIA will wrap up a string of tour dates this month at Voodoo Music Experience (w/Metallica, Neil Young, Jack White) on October 28th. The band is also gearing up to release the video for their second single, “The Afterman.” The song premiered last month via Rolling Stone (PRESS HERE to stream) as one of their “Most Popular” news stories of the week.
Also in the works is a live-action film of the successful comic series, penned by front-man Claudio Sanchez,The Amory Wars, produced by Mark Wahlberg and Leverage Productions (more info below). With rumors of a headlining winter tour, volume two of the double album, The Afterman: Descension is set for release in February 2013.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
10/17/12 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
10/18/12 Piere’s Fort Wayne, IN
10/20/12 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI – SOLD OUT
10/21/12 Pop’s Nightclub Sauget, IL
10/23/12 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
10/24/12 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO
10/26/12 Gillioz Theatre Springfield, MO
10/27/12 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
10/28/12 VOODOO Music Experience New Orleans, LA
About The Afterman: The first volume from the double-album charts Sirius’ sci-fi journey into the stars of the alternate universe known well by Coheed fans as “Heaven’s Fence.” Upon entering “the Keywork,” the blue gaseous energy force that powers these worlds, Amory stumbles upon the Afterlife. In his first confrontation with a soul, “Domino the Destitute” possesses Sirius, who is forced to relive the frenetic events that had occurred in Domino’s waking life. The second volume, ’Descension’ follows Sirius’ return to his home planet after a long absence and the negative effects that follow.
About The Amory Wars: Created by guitarist/singer/songwriter Claudio Sanchez, The Armory Wars is a cosmic narrative spanning five concept albums, countless comic books, and a novel co-written by Peter David. It’s become a defining tale for hundreds of thousands of dedicated Coheed fans, who devour and dissect each new chapter with an ardor to rival followers of Lost or Game of Thrones. Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson will produce the live-action film version.
To celebrate the band’s 10th Anniversary, The All-American Rejects have unveiled the teaser for “Heartbeat Slowing Down,” the latest single from their album Kids in the Street. The track (streaming in full on SoundCloud) serves as the follow up to “Walk Over Me,” an innovative clip shot with 5,000 frames of Sharpee art over 25 days. The Rejects also shared a video of the band watching the Supersonic Skydiver this past weekend.
They’re currently on tour with Boys Like Girls, making stops from Indiana to Los Angeles in the coming weeks (complete list of dates, below). Head to the Rejects’ official site at http://www.allamericanrejects.com for more info and to purchase tickets.
Heartbeat Slowing Down and Kids In the Street are available now on iTunes.
Tour dates with Boys Like Girls:
10/17 Milwaukee, WI The Rave *
10/19 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
10/21 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall *
10/23 Orem, UT Utah Valley University*
10/24 Laramie, WY U of Wyoming*
10/25 Blackfoot, ID Club Centenario *
10/27 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO *
10/28 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom *
10/31 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom *
11/1 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim *
11/2 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
11/3 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern *
11/5 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11/7 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
11/10 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
11/12 Fayetteville, AR Georges Majestic Lounge
* w/ Boys Like Girls
Band Continues to Chart Worldwide With “Awakened”
World Tour Kicks Off Today in Manchester, England
Agoura Hills, CA - October 15th, 2012 The brand new album, AWAKENED, from San Diego, CA’s devastating metal act AS I LAY DYING will be released on vinyl on November 19, with pre-orders live today at http://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords. AWAKENED will be a gatefold release with colored vinyl featuring a “half & half” split with half the album grey and the other half black.
AS I LAY DYING continued to chart worldwide with AWAKENED coming in at #58 on Billboard’s Top 200, #24 on the Rock Albums chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, and #3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart while landing at #49 on Canada’s Top 200 Current Album chart, #5 on the Hard Music chart, and #64 on the Top Digital albums chart in the album’s second week. AWAKENED also landed at #55 in its second week on the German Top 100 Albums Charts, #52 in Austria, and #72 for the album’s third week in the German Media Markt / Saturn Charts.
Starting today, AS I LAY DYING kicks their European tour in Manchester, UK with Trivium, Caliban and Upon A Burning Body before returning to the U.S. to hit the road as a part of the 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. AS I LAY DYING will be joining headliners Asking Alexandria on the North American tour that kicks off in Edmonton, Alberta on November 16, and wraps on December 16 in Tampa, Florida with support coming from Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and Attila.
AS I LAY DYING
Tour w/ Trivium, Caliban, Upon A Burning Body
10/15 Manchester, UK Ritz
10/16 Glasgow, UK ABC
10/17 Birmingham, UK Institute
10/19 Bristol, UK Academy
10/20 Norwich, UK UEA
10/21 London, UK Shephards Bush Empire
10/22 Brussels, BE AB
10/23 Paris, FR La Bataclan
10/25 Tilburg, NL 013
10/26 Herford, DE X
10/27 Stuttgart, DE LKA
10/28 Köln, DE Live Music Hall
10/30 Malmo, SE Kulturbolaget
10/31 Stockholm, SE Arenan
11/02 Helsinki, FI The Circus
11/04 Oslo, NO Centrum Scene
11/05 Gothenburg, SE Tradgarn
11/06 Copenhagen, DK Vega
11/07 Berlin, DE Huxleys
11/08 Hamburg, DE Docks
11/10 Chemnitz, DE Südbahnhof
11/11 München, DE Backstage Werk
11/12 Milan, IT Live Club
11/13 Solothurn, CH Kofmehl
11/14 Wien, AT Gasometer
Monster Outbreak Tour w/ Asking Alexandria, AS I LAY DYING, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Attila
11/16 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center
11/18 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
11/20 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/23 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/24 San Bernardino, CA California MetalFest VI
11/26 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
11/27 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
11/29 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/30 Covington, KY Madison Theatre
12/01 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
12/02 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
12/03 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre
12/05 Montreal, QC Olympia
12/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
12/09 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
12/11 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
12/12 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
12/13 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
12/14 Nashville, TN Warfield
12/15 Jacksonville, FL Edge
12/16 Tampa, FL Cuban Club
Keep up to date with As I Lay Dying at the following locations:
ULTRA MUSIC FESITVAL MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST GLOBAL MAJOR EDM FESTIVAL TO EXPAND TO TWO WEEKENDS MARCH 15, 16 & 17 AND MARCH 22, 23 & 24, 2013
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has now confirmed it will hold the 15th annual edition of its gargantuan event over two three-day weekends March 15, 16 & 17 and March 22, 23 and 24, 2013 in Miami, FL. This marks the first time ever for a major electronic dance music (EDM) festival to do so anywhere.
Having teased the world with a provocative countdown clock on its YouTube channel just days ago, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL has today, October 15, shocked fans by revealing this extraordinary news right at the end of an exclusive video on UMF TV, titled “RELIVE THE ULTRA 2012 EXPERIENCE.”
The video, created and directed by Final Kid’s Charly Friedrichs–director of the ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL experience film “CAN U FEEL IT”–“RELIVE THE ULTRA 2012 EXPERIENCE”—showcases 14 minutes of the very finest moments from this past year’s event and exclusively previews the double-delight that’s in store for March 2013.
View it below:
Following a long weekend of speculation after the world’s premier electronic music festival launched a LIVE countdown movie on its UMFTV channel on Friday, October 12, fans can now plan ahead for what will be two truly historic weekends in the festival’s history.
Shrouded in secrecy for months, the team behind ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL—which last year drew over 165,000 fans—is excited to unveil this news. Russell Faibisch, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the 15-year-old event says, “After an extremely successful 2012 edition of ULTRA in Miami, and the continuous overwhelming demand by disappointed fans that were unable to attend because of the early sell-out, we’ve decided to do what ULTRA has always consistently done throughout the years—pioneer and push the EDM movement forward. So we are adding a second weekend of ULTRA. This is a unique concept from anything ever done before in our space, as it will be two weekends…two unique experiences. There are A LOT of incredible plans and surprises lined up for everyone attending our 15th Year Anniversary!”
Adam Russakoff, Executive Producer, Talent Buyer and Director of Business Affairs, adds, “Being the first-ever EDM leaning festival to go two weekends just supports our position as being the preeminent forward-thinking brand in electronica. Although we are already known as having the best and most relevant talent at our events, two weekends allows us to present even more and create two separate and distinct highly unique experiences for our attendees, let alone the impact this will have on the economy in terms of jobs and other ancillary industries like hotels and transportation.”
Following a recent study commissioned by ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL and carried out by the Washington Economics Group, which revealed the extent to which the festival boosts the city’s yearly economy, news of the double header weekend won’t solely be music to the ears of electronica fans. In fact, in 2012 alone, the three-day event injected upward of $40 million directly into the Miami-Dale economy ($79 million if factoring in indirect and induced spending). With over 60% of visitors hailing from outside Miami-Dade, the local fiscal benefits that this news brings will be unprecedented.
Tickets for both weekends go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, October 17, exclusively from http://www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota - Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and Motion City Soundtrack are pleased to announce the final release of the Making Moves series, with Motion City Soundtrack releasing two brand new tracks of their own, “Severance” and “Major Leagues”. Making Moves has featured a series of 7-inch releases by emerging artists, produced and curated by the members of Motion City Soundtrack. The Making Moves project is released jointly on MAD Dragon Records and Motion City Soundtrack’s recently launched record label, The Boombox Generation. Motion City Soundtrack will close out the inspiring series by releasing their Making Moves 7-inch on November 6th, 2012. This release will contain two single tracks on 7-inch vinyl, as well as a bonus track released with the digital package. Check out their track Exclusive Stream of “Major Leagues” On Rolling Stone, HERE!
In addition, the Making Moves: Special Limited Edition Box Set is now available for pre-order HERE! The box set will include, all six 7” records including releases The Company We Keep, Brick + Mortar, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Goldrush, The Skies Revolt and the series curator, Motion City Soundtrack. The box set will also include a limited edition Making Moves poster, USB drive with a 90 minute documentary film “The Making of Making Moves”, digital versions of all songs and much more!
Members of Motion City Soundtrack, Justin Pierre (Vocals/Guitar), Joshua Cain (Guitar/Vocals), Jesse Johnson (Keys), Matt Taylor (Bass/Vocals) and Tony Thaxton (Drums/Vocals), produced all of the Making Moves artists’ recordings between November 2011 and January 2012. The sessions took place at Drexel University’s studios in Philadelphia, PA with Drexel’s Music Industry Program alumni and undergraduate students, Lenny Skolnick, Dave Petit and Justin Chapman engineering the sessions. Students from Drexel’s Film & Video program documented the recording process for the documentary “The Making of Making Moves” DVD that is included in the limited edition box set.
The idea for the Making Moves project came together at the annual South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) in March 2011. According to Johnson of MCS, “Last year, I was at SXSW with the band I manage, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and Terry Tompkins [Associate Teaching Professor of the Music Industry Program and Managing Director of the Music Industry Program Entities at Drexel University] attended their showcase. Johnson said, “After a few emails and phone calls, the Making Moves project was hatched; it went from simply doing an A Great Big Pile of Leaves seven inch to Motion City Soundtrack curating the series.” Taylor of MCS adds, “I’m hoping that people will be inspired by the collaboration and the many different factions involved with the series. We came together with a common goal of releasing music that we’re excited about. We want those who hear it to share in this excitement with us.”
Motion City Soundtrack’s upcoming release for the Making Moves series, which is supported in part by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University, will consist of two new unique tracks from the pop-rock legends themselves, as well as a bonus cover track. Ed Ackerson at Flowers Recording Studio in Minneapolis, MN did additional engineering and mixing.
Kicking off the 7-inch with “Severance”, Motion City Soundtrack display their un-denied ability to write a catchy pop hit. The track starts out slow and lilting before unexpectedly shifting into a more furious pace-complete with soaring guitar riffs- which shows off the band’s punk roots. This pace is continued in “Major Leagues,” thanks to Thaxton’s swift drumming and Pierre’s careful attention to vocal melodies and intonation. “Major Leagues” attests to Pierre’s ability to write lyrics that are not only meaningful but are sonically pleasing as well. The 7-inch closes with the bands unique rendition of Rilo Kiley’s “Pictures of Success”.
Pierre stated, “It was really fun to team up with and throw around ideas with the Drexel University student engineers, videographers, and A&R.”
Motion City Soundtrack will release their Making Moves 7-inch vinyl and digital download on November 6th, 2012 - pre-order it now at http://bit.ly/SY6Qz1. The limited edition box set will be released on November 20th, 2012 and pre-orders are available now at http://bit.ly/U6Wxj2. MCS will be heading out on a full US fall tour with support from Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now (tour dates below). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.MotionCitySoundtrack.com.
For more information on Making Moves, please visit: http://makingmoves.maddragonmusic.com/
02. Major Leagues
03. Picture of Success
Headlining Tour Dates:
* w/Jukebox The Ghost and Now, Now
10/7 The Rave II (Downstairs) Milwaukee, WI
10/9 Cla-Zel Theatre Bowling Green, OH
10/10 Deluxe Indianapolis, IN
10/12 House of Blues Chicago, IL
10/13 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
10/14 Slowdown Omaha, NE
10/16 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
10/17 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
10/19 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
10/20 El Corazon Seattle, WA
10/21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
10/23 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
10/25 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
10/26 Glass House Pomona, CA
10/27 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/29 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
10/30 House of Blues Dallas, TX
11/1 Beacham Theater Orlando, FL
11/2 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
11/3 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
11/4 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
11/6 Irving Plaza New York, NY
11/8 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
11/9 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
11/10 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
11/11 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
11/13 Mod Club Toronto, ON
11/14 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
11/16 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
11/17 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
11/18 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Check Out Motion City Soundtrack Talking Making Moves on MTV Buzzworthy, HERE!
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October 30, 2012 sees the release of KILLING JOKE’s new album, MMXII, on Spinefarm Records.
2012 is the perfect year for KILLING JOKE to be releasing an album that is as dense and dark as the surrounding swirls of madness in the world. At a time when the news is on fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into lunacy, who better than KILLING JOKE to reflect such a sentiment?
When their original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul reconvened in 2008 after working together intermittently, that strange voodoo once again filled the room. Individually, they have a power, but together they have something sulphurous and strong that few bands can match. KILLING JOKE are not an average band with an average agenda; they lock the door and let the ritual commence, and MMXII is the result.
MMXII’s 11 tracks are an avalanche of sound—empowering whilst jolting you awake. They are as fascinating as chatting with Coleman, as he talks of future humans living forever but with no emotions, and of the Age Of Aquarius and the cycles of time, the shift in the earth’s electro-magnetic field, the end of extreme capitalism, the Arab Spring and how his trips to Cairo to record music have added to his belief that when Cairo falls everywhere else follows… MMXII is possibly KILLING JOKE’s best album ever; a dense and multi-layered work. The songs are great washes of sound – a death disco with huge slabs of guitar that soundtracks these dangerous times. It’s an end-of-time album that somehow finds moments of optimism in the downward swirl of the planet. Finding hope in the apocalypse, this album just could be their masterpiece.
The album’s key is the end of times, an age of flux, a shift in consciousness. Coleman comments: “I can’t see the point contemplating extreme life extinction—it’s good for nothing. It’s nihilism in the absolute even considering it.”
This kind of thinking sets the tone for this powerful record, with 2012 and the state of flux the key issue. “It’s in many different calendars – the great unveiling, the sky and the earth coming together. It’s a significant date. Everything is speeding up. It’s not just our minds shrinking. We are heading towards the Eschaton and no-one really knows what’s going to happen.”
The album reflects this dark vision, but Coleman sees the great change in a more positive light—the dawning of the Age Of Aquarius. “All the remote viewers I know, myself included, cannot penetrate beyond. This year is about getting our collective dreams in order, restoring the biosphere, the idea of well-being as opposed to economic growth, the idea of partnership and co-creation with fellow human beings, moving away from national boundaries and more towards what Schiller and Beethoven were saying in some of their work.”
The album’s themes are political, anti-capitalist and forward-looking. “If we can concentrate on what it can be, the dream of clean streams, of re-forestation, of permaculture, of disengaging all the banks—identifying all the majority shareholders of the top 100 corporations and dismantling them. If we start dreaming of a fairer system and defining what an elite should be—an intellectual powerhouse and not international bankers.”
MMXII Track Listing:
1. Pole Shift
2. Fema Camp
4. Colony Collapse
5. Corporate Elect
6. In Cythera
10. On All Hallow’s Eve
KILLING JOKE is Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Paul Ferguson. More dispatches to follow shortly - You have been warned.
NEW ALBUM, THE PARALLAX II: FUTURE SEQUENCE, RELEASED NEXT WEEK
Oct. 2, 2012, LOS ANGELES - “Astral Body,” the new single from Between The Buried And Me’s forthcoming album The Parallax II: Future Sequence (Oct. 9, Metal Blade Records), is streaming via Spin Magazine’s website http://www.spin.com/articles/between-the-buried-and-me-astral-body-premiere.
A video for the song premiered last week via Alternative Press’ website and can be viewed on the band’s official YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial. The eye-catching clip echoes the story singer/songwriter Tommy Rogers laid out over the course of the previously released Parallax EP and the upcoming album, which focuses on two characters: Prospect I and Prospect II.
Exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/btbam and http://www.metalblade.com/btbam (the sites have different packages available) with digital pre-orders available via iTunes. The band kicked off a European tour on Monday in the UK with upcoming tour dates in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
All dates below w/Periphery and The Safety Fire opening:
Oct. 2 Wolverhampton, UK Slade Rooms
Oct. 3 Glasgow, UK The Garage
Oct. 4 Newcastle, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct. 5 Manchester, UK Club Academy
Oct. 6 Leeds, UK Cockpit
Oct. 7 Bristol, UK 02 Academy
Oct. 8 Southampton, UK The Broo
Oct. 10 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
Oct. 11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
Oct. 12 Cologne, Germany Luxor
Oct. 13 Munster, Germany Sputnikhalle
Oct. 14 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Oct. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
Oct. 17 Gothenberg, Sweden Sticky Fingers
Oct. 18 Hamburg, Germany Logo
Oct. 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
Oct. 20 Prague, Czech Republic Rock Cafe
Oct. 22 Bratislava, Slovakia Randall Club
Oct. 23 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kert
Oct. 24 Vienna, Austria Szene
Oct. 25 Munich, Germany Backstage
Oct. 27 Novara, Italy Rock’n'Roll Arena
Oct. 28 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
Oct. 29 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
Oct. 30 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
Oct. 31 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
Nov. 2 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 2 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
All dates below w/Animal as Leaders opening:
Nov. 8 Osaka, Japan Avenue A
Nov. 9 Nagoya, Japan 3Star
Nov. 10 Tokyo, Japan Aube
Nov. 11 Tokyo, Kichijoji Club Seata
Nov. 13 Perth, Australia Amplifier
Nov. 14 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers
Nov. 15 Brisbane, Australia The Zoo
Nov. 16 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
Nov. 17 Sydney, Australia The Metro
Nov. 19 Wellington, NZ Bodega
Nov. 20 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms
SPECIAL OCTOBER 20TH ANNIVERSARY HALF CAB KICKS OFF PROJECTS CONTINUING IN 2013 AND BEYOND
Los Angeles, CA - October 2, 2012 - In a match that appears to have been a long time coming, Vans, the original skate shoe company, and iconic rock band Metallica proudly announce a creative partnership delivering shoe projects that will surely satisfy action sports and music fans alike. Many a skate trick is landed with Vans shoes on the feet and a Metallica tune in one’s head, so the inevitable union kicks off in October with a limited edition Vans x Metallica 20th Anniversary Half Cab Pro available in better skate shops everywhere. The collaboration will continue late this winter with two product drops: a four-piece “Passion Project” collection designed by each member of Metallica coming in February and a two-shoe salute to the band’s debut album, Kill ‘Em All, delivering in March.
As a thank you to the fans that have made Metallica one of the most successful acts of the past 30 years, the unique “Passion Project” collection will launch exclusively to Met Club members in January prior to being made available to the general public.
“I’ve been wearing Vans on stage my whole freakin’ career (and way before that!),” said Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. “Whether I’m walking the streets of Venice or San Francisco, Vans provides the funk in my stride!”
“To have Metallica, my all-time favorite metal band, collaborating with me on this 20th anniversary Half Cab shoe is an honor and a dream come true,” said Vans’ skate legend Steve Caballero. “I’m very stoked that Vans is working with such a legendary band and the Half Cab is just the beginning.”
In early October, skate shops around the world will receive the latest release in the year-long celebration marking 20 years of the most popular skate shoe of all-time, Steve Caballero’s signature Half Cab. The heavy-duty canvas and suede “black to the floor” Metallica edition of the Half Cab Pro features classic band lyrics embossed in the side, exclusive Vans x Metallica x Steve Caballero labeling and a unique clear rubber sole with Kill ‘Em All album artwork showing through. To learn more about the Half Cab and where you can find the special Metallica edition, please visit http://www.vans.com/halfcab20
In January, Met Club members will have the first opportunity to grab one of the most unique Vans shoe collections ever: the Metallica “Passion Projects”. Each band mate - Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich - had free reign to choose any iconic Vans shoe style and make it their own. Each drew from their favorite influences in the worlds of music, action sports and art to create Vans shoes reflecting their personal style. The Vans x Metallica Passion Project shoes are available to the general public in February.
In March, Vans and Metallica introduce Kill ‘Em All theme shoes featuring two of Vans’ all-time favorite styles, the Classic Slip-On and the Sk8-Hi, each emblazoned with artwork marking the 30 years since the release of Metallica’s debut album.
Los Angeles metal quintet HOLY GRAIL will premiere their new single “Dark Passenger” on the nationally syndicated “Full Metal Jackie” radio program this weekend. A list of stations and airtimes is available HERE. The song appears on the group’s sophomore album, “Ride The Void,” which will be released in January. More information about the release will be revealed in the coming weeks.
HOLY GRAIL’s debut release, the critically acclaimed “Crisis in Utopia,” made several “Top Albums of 2010” lists and earned the band Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards nomination in the “Best New Band” Category. Produced by former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner, the album was labeled by REVOLVER magazine as “the catchiest album of pure heavy metal since Maiden, Priest, and Dio ruled the early ‘80s.” Its lead off track, “My Last Attack,” received extensive airplay on MTV2’s Headbangers’ Ball and Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal show.
The band was recently seen opening for Sebastian Bach in Los Angeles in celebration of the completion of the upcoming album, which was produced by Grammy winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom). Earlier this year, the group embarked on national treks with Valient Thorr, Royal Thunder and Dragonforce. No stranger to an extensive tour schedule, the band maintains a strong work ethic that has seen them also share the stage with acts such as Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian and Exodus, in addition to playing some of metal’s biggest international festivals (Wacken, Download, Loud Park, Soundwave). The group will return to the road next month; dates and details will be unveiled soon.
Stay up to date on the band and the upcoming album via their facebook:
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Chuck Ragan new book, THE ROAD MOST TRAVELED, feat. Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Social D, & more!
Chuck Ragan Compiles Tour Stories In THE ROAD MOST TRAVELED
With Contributions from Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, Social Distortion, Samiam, Gaslight Anthem and More…
“This book is dedicated to those who have, and continue to live a life on the road, and to our loved ones who’ve dealt with our absence which is result of this way of life and work,” begins The Road Most Traveled, an inspiring assemblage of stories, tales and anecdotes about life on the road and how to survive it. Told by The Camaraderie Collective which consists of members of assorted punk and indie rock bands such as Flogging Molly, Samiam, Social Distortion, Frank Turner, Joe Gittlemen, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphy’s Al Barr, William Elliot Whitmore, managers, bus drivers, crews, label personnel, and other folks who lived and worked just as long on the road behind the curtains and the lights. These stories were compiled by consummate road warrior, CHUCK RAGAN who himself logs over two thirds of each year on tour with his long-running band HOT WATER MUSIC, his Americana/folk solo career, and his traveling folk multi-artist ensemble THE REVIVAL TOUR. “I chose the road at an early age,” he writes in the forward. “Although I found amazing places, stories, and people, I’ve lost just as many. I’ll say, looking back on the course of it all, I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Collecting road stories and cautionary tales from Berlin to Boston, Hollywood to Helsinki, each chapter offers a unique perspective on travel and how to survive it. Each chapter has its own voice and its own pearls of wisdom, from Greg Anntonito of The Bouncing Souls espousing the importance of sleep and water (“if you are touring for up to nine months a year, you have to develop endurance and a healthy lifestyle. Especially if you are a lead singer”) while internationally-published journalist Jonah Bayer finds sage advice in Bill and Ted (“the most valuable lesson that I’ve learned is simply to ‘be excellent to each other’”). Yo-yo demonstrator Steve Brown urges the need to explore (“No matter how tired you are, how broke you are, how little you feel loved or appreciated . . . go check out that county fair”) while Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon advocates not taking this touring life for granted (“I realized one day I’m going to be too old, or too tired, or just called to something else, so I need to enjoy this now. Live today. Watch everything, absorb everything, breathe it in”). Narratives such as these and many more from Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Chunksaah Records president Kate Hiltz, At The Drive-In’s Jim Ward, and many more offer snapshots into a world than many have never witnessed while, at the same time, providing much-needed advice to those actually living that lifestyle.
The Road Most Traveled is a roller coaster of a book, from “humorous anecdotes to near-death experiences and everything in between. Summing up the spirit and essence of the book, Chuck Ragan concludes, “Every one of these lives has a story, and every one of those stories has an origin and a reason. And every now and again, someone may be willing to share their story of the joy and tragedy of the road most traveled.”
The Road Most Traveled is available now in hardcover and eBook (146 pages; retail $16.95) at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Millner Crest, and http://www.ChuckRaganMusic.com, http://www.therevivaltour.com as well as at some of your favorite bands’ merch tables.
Muse has launched the Social Connectome (http://connectome.muse.mu/), a 3-D Google Chrome visualization of the Muse fanbase, created in homage to the Human Connectome project which inspired the artwork for the band’s forthcoming new album The 2nd Law, due out on October 2nd via Warner Bros. Records.
The Social Connectome allows people to add themselves to a 3-D visual network of Muse fans, build their own branch of friends and unlock an exclusive track from The 2nd Law. As more and more fans join the network, incremental 30-second clips of the new track “The 2nd Law: Isolated System” are revealed. Each branch is made up of unique recommendations, most of which will be made via Facebook and Twitter. The Connectome can be moved in 3-D space, zoomed in and will pulse to the music when the track is unlocked. This is next level web technology.
Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Since forming in 1994, they have released five studio albums selling upwards of 15 million albums worldwide. The group’s last album The Resistance reached Number 1 in 19 countries around the world, and they have won numerous awards around the world including a Best Rock Album Grammy Award and an American Music Award for The Resistance. Muse will release their new studio album The 2nd Law on October 2nd and will tour the world in support of it. On October 6th the band will return to Saturday Night Live for a live performance.
MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM & DVD “THE WÖRLD IS OURS - VOL 2 - ANYPLACE CRAZY AS ANYWHERE ELSE” IN OCTOBER!
On October 22nd, 2012 the loudest, most real and raucous rock’n’roll Grammy-winning band in the world, Motörhead, will release “The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else”, the follow-up to 2011’s “The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else”.
Like it’s sibling, Anyplace Crazy… will come packed with more magnificent Motörmaterial from “The Wörld Is Yours” tour, including the triumphant 2011 Wacken headline appearance as well as highlights from the Sonisphere and Rio shows.
• 2 CD + DVD + BR Combobox
CD, DVD and Blu-ray all in one digipack
• 2 CD (Jewel Case) - Wacken full show plus
Sonisphere 6 songs and Rio 5 songs
• 2 Vinyl LP 12“ (Gatefold) - Wacken show only
IN STORES: 10/22/2012
The band will commence with their 2012 European Tour on November 5th in Wolverhampton, UK, ending on December 11th in Kempten, supported by Anthrax.
WACKEN OPEN AIR, GERMANY, AUGUST 6TH, 2011
01 Iron Fist
02 Stay Clean
03 Get Back In Line
05 Over the Top
06 One Night Stand
07 Rock Out
08 The Thousand Names of God
09 I Know How To Die
10 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
11 In the Name of Tragedy
12 Just ‘Cos You Got the Power
13 Going to Brazil
14 Killed by Death
16 Ace of Spades
SONISPHERE FESTIVAL, UK, JULI 10TH, 2011
01 Iron Fist
02 I Know How To Die
03 In The Name of Tragedy
04 Killed by Death
05 Ace of Spades
ROCK IN RIO, BRAZIL, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2011
01 Stay Clean
02 Over the Top
03 The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
04 Going to Brazil
05 Killed by Death
Festival Impressions W:O:A
SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM KOI NO YOKAN OUT NOVEMBER 13, 2012
MORE US TOUR DATES ADDED
Grammy-winning alternative rock band Deftones have released a new song, “Leathers” as a limited-time free download exclusively via http://www.deftones.com. “Leathers” is the first track released from the band’s seventh studio album KOI NO YOKAN, which comes out November 13th.
KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Full track listing is below. To support the release, Deftones will be kicking off a US headline tour October 9th in Ventura, CA. The cross-country run, which also includes Scars on Broadway, will run through mid-November: four more west coast dates have just been announced.
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!‘s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists.
KOI NO YOKAN Tracklisting:
What Happened To You?
Deftones US Tour Dates:
9/22/2012 - Irvine, CA - Epicenter Festival
9/23/2012 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
10/9/2012 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
10/12/2012 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
10/16/2012 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/19/2012 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah’s
10/21/2012 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
10/23/2012 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston
10/30/2012 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
11/14/2012 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom*
11/15/2012 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Gardens*
11/17/2012 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee*
11/18/2012 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues*
*New Tour Date
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, including additional dates as well as the latest Deftones news.
How To Destroy Angels is a collective from Los Angeles composed of Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan. An Omen EP will be their debut release on Columbia Records, available November 13th digitally and on 12” vinyl. You’ll begin to hear it and see it in the coming weeks.
How To Destroy Angels recently shared a letter to fans which can be read on Facebook here.
MUSIC FANS GO FACE TO FACE WITH THE KILLERS DURING THEIR “AMERICAN EXPRESS® UNSTAGED” LIVE VEVO EVENT ON YOUTUBE
Fans Worldwide can Submit Photos for In-Show Digital Art Installation with The Killers and Director Werner Herzog
Cardmembers are Eligible to Download a Limited-Edition Remix of The Killers’ new single “Runaways”
The Killers, performing in the popular live + digital music series “American Express Unstaged.” The sold-out performance will be directed by Werner Herzog and live streamed from Paradise Theater in the Bronx, New York at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT on Tuesday, September 18th at http://www.youtube.com/TheKillersVEVO and http://www.amexunstaged.com. The global event coincides with the debut of The Killers’ highly anticipated album, BATTLE BORN (Island Def Jam), set for release on September 18th in the U.S.
For the first time in “American Express Unstaged” history, fans will be able to submit pictures holding up signs saying where they live for the chance to see their photos appear live on stage throughout the stream. Fans can submit their own photo and check out other fans’ photos from around the world by visiting: http://www.amexunstaged.com/thekillers.
Select Live Stream Fan Features:
· Face to Face: For the first time in series history, fans can visit http://www.amexunstaged.com/thekillers to submit a photo that might be chosen to appear as part of the live show.
· Face to Face: During the performance, select photos submitted by fans will be chosen to appear as a part of the show.
· Rebroadcast: Following the live performance, The Killers’ “American Express Unstaged” performance will be rebroadcast for 16 hours at http://www.youtube.com/TheKillersVEVO. Following the rebroadcast, fans can watch clips of the concert on YouTube, Twitter, and XBOX Live, via the VEVO application.
Exclusive Specials for Cardmembers:
American Express created the “American Express Unstaged” music series as a means for delivering premium music experiences to fans everywhere. Cardmembers can take advantage of a variety of exclusive offers and experiences:
· Exclusive Remix of “Runaways” – Available now, Cardmembers can download a limited-edition remix of The Killers’ new single “Runaways” on iTunes®, compliments of American Express.
· #AMEXTM25 to Save on Ticketmaster.com – Through September 30th, Cardmembers who sync their eligible American Express Card at Sync.AmericanExpress.com could get $25 back on a purchase of $75 or more from Ticketmaster (Offer details).
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT
2413 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York
TUNE IN TO http://www.youtube.com/TheKillersVEVO ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT
XX - Two Decades of Love Metal Out November 6th On The End Records
This year HIM, one of Finland’s most successful bands at home and abroad, celebrate 20 years by releasing a compilation album XX – Two Decades of Love Metal. This is the first compilation by the band that covers their whole career. The celebratory compilation includes one new track, “Strange World” – the first new material from HIM since 2010. Kevin Grivois, known by the artist name Ké, released the track in the 90’s and it’s one of the personal favorites of Ville Valo. A music video has been shot for the track. The compilation will be released globally by Sony Music and in the US and Canada via The End Records.
When the band was founded in the beginning of the 90’s, the name was His Infernal Majesty, later the abbreviation HIM was introduced. HIM started calling their music love-metal in 1996.
HIM was the first Finnish band to achieve a gold record in the USA (over 500 000 albums sold) with the album Dark Light (2005). The band has also sold platinum and gold in German speaking countries and silver in the UK with the album (over 50.000 albums). HIM is the most commercially successful Finnish band of all time. Over five million HIM records have been sold worldwide. The band has released numerous hits such as “Join Me In Death”, “Poison Girl”, “Right Here In My Arms”, “Wings Of A Butterfly”, “Killing Loneliness”, “Your Sweet 666”, “In Joy And Sorrow”, “Wicked Game”, “Buried Alive By Love”, “The Kiss Of Dawn” and “The Funeral Of Hearts”.
The renowned Helldone Festival will take place again this year. HIM has brought in the New Year at Tavastia Club 11 times, five of which with Helldone Festival. This year HIM will take the Tavastia stage four nights in a row. The Helldone Festival audience has usually consisted of a large number of HIM fans that have traveled to Finland from abroad – including gig goers from as far afield as Mexico and Australia. Helldone has been sold out in record time each year. The Festival will announce ticket sale dates and schedules in the near future.
This month HIM will start working on a new studio album to be released in winter 2013. HIM can be seen on tour and at festivals in the spring, summer and fall 2013.
Click here to purchase “Strange World” on Amazon
XX - Two Decades of Love MetalTracklisting
01. Strange World
02. Join Me
04. Wings Of A Butterfly
05. Kiss Of Dawn (Radio Edit)
06. Funeral Of Hearts (Radio Edit)
07. Right Here In My Arms (Radio Edit)
09. Buried Alive By Love (Radio Edit)
10. Gone With The Sin
11. Your Sweet 6,6,6
12. Sacrament (Radio Edit)
13. Wicked Game
14. Killing Loneliness
15. Bleed Well (Radio Edit)
16. In Joy And Sorrow (Radio Edit)
17. Poison Girl
18. Scared To Death
19. When Love And Death Embrace (Radio Edit)
20. Heartache Every Moment
UNEARTH confirms co-headlining tour with Born Of Osiris and performance at California Metal Fest VI
Agoura Hills, CA - September 7th, 2012 - UNEARTH has confirmed a co-headlining tour with technical metal comrades Born of Osiris! This will be UNEARTH’s first full US tour since appearing on select All Stars Tour shows and their October tour in Southeast Asia. This tour is scheduled to begin on November 1st in Nashua, NH, with stops along the way in Bloomington, IL, Dayton, OH, Lake Worth, FL, etc. before ending up on the west coast as part of California Metalfest VI with Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and more.
The full lineup for the festival has been announced; tickets and information are available HERE. UNEARTH’s full schedule of shows can be seen below as well as on their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/unearthofficial/. Additionally, fans can catch up with the latest news in UNEARTH’s world in this interesting video interview, conducted at Wacken Open Air, on youtube:
Darkness in the Light, the latest studio album from Massachusetts metal heavyweights, UNEARTH, landed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #14 on the Billboard Top Independent Album chart, and #7 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart. UNEARTH’s most recent video, Watch it Burn, can be viewed below:
Southeast Asian tour
10/11 Guitar Clinic & Signing Session in Shanghai Music Expo
10/12 Shanghai, China Mao Livehouse
10/13 Guangzhou, China SD Livehouse
10/14 Hong Kong, China Hidden Agenda
10/15 Singapore TBC
10/16 Bangkok, Thailand The Rock Pub
10/18 Manila, Philippines Smart Araneta Coliseum
10/19 Seoul, South Korea Ax Hall
10/20 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Stadium Bukit Jalil Car Park A - Rockaway Fest
10/21 Jakarta, Indonesia Bulungan Outdoor
Tour w/ Born of Osiris, Wolves at the Gate
11/01 Nashua, NH The Arena
Tour w/ Born of Osiris, The Contortionist, Wolves at the Gate
11/02 Amityville, NY Ollie’s Point
11/03 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/04 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
11/05 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
11/07 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theater
11/08 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Tour w/ Born of Osiris, Obey the Brave, The Contortionist, Wolves at the Gate
11/09 Dayton, OH The Attic Club
11/10 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
11/12 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy
11/14 Metairie, LA The Cypress
11/15 Austin, TX Red 7
11/16 Dallas, TX Trees
11/17 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
11/18 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
11/19 Odessa, TX Dos Amigos
11/20 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
11/21 Farmington, NM Top Deck
11/23 Reno, NV Knitting Factory no Born of Osiris, also w/ The Faceless, Veil of Maya
11/24 San Bernardino, CA NOS Event Center California Metalfest VI
11/26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
11/27 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
HATEBREED and HELLYEAH Split Tour Appearances
SYLOSIS to Open
After a successful reunion with singer Randy Blythe at the two Knotfest shows in mid-August, LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce a 38-date fall U.S tour starting October 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining LAMB OF GOD as direct support for the entire tour is In Flames. Hatebreed will be joining the package from October 30th until November 19th at which point HELLYEAH will replace them for the remainder of the shows. British band Sylosis will open all dates. Due to Randy Blythe’s continuing legal situation, the band will not be able to perform in Canada on this tour but look forward to doing an entire Canadian run in the near future.
The tour will be the first U.S tour in support of the band’s CD, Resolution, which debuted at #3 upon its release in January, and will be the last tour dates of 2012. Tickets for the tour will begin to go on sale the weekend of September 21st.
Below are the dates for the tour:
Tue/Oct-30 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Wed/Oct-31 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Thu/Nov-01 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Sat/Nov-03 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
Sun/Nov-04 San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
Mon/Nov-05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Wed/Nov-07 St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
Thu/Nov-08 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
Fri/Nov-09 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
Sat/Nov-10 St. Paul, MN @ Myth
Mon/Nov-12 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Wed/Nov-14 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Fri/Nov-16 New York, NY @ Roseland
Sat/Nov-17 Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
Mon/Nov-19 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Tue/Nov-20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Wed/Nov-21 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
Fri/Nov-23 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
Sat/Nov-24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Nov-25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Mon/Nov-26 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Tue/Nov-27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Wed/Nov-28 Richmond, VA @ The National
Fri/Nov-30 Chicago, IL @ Congress Ballroom
Sat/Dec-01 Detroit, MI @ State Theater
Sun/Dec-02 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (no HELLYEAH)
Mon/Dec-03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Tue/Dec-04 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Thu/Dec-06 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Fri/Dec-07 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Sat/Dec-08 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Mon/Dec-10 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
Tue/Dec-11 Farmington, NM @ McGhee Park
Thu/Dec-13 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Fri/Dec-14 Medford, OR @ Medford Armory
Sat/Dec-15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sun/Dec-16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
- Lamb of God
ON A NATIONWIDE HEADLINING TOUR
New York, NY (September 5, 2012)— It’s been a busy 2012 for multi-platinum artists Counting Crows who announced today plans for their nationwide Fall tour which kicks off on October 23, 2012 in Port Chester, NY, hitting some of the best theaters across the country including NY’s famed Roseland Ballroom. For tickets, on sale info and VIP package offerings for the tour please visit http://www.countingcrows.com.
The announcement comes on the heels of the release earlier this year of their critically-acclaimed album, Underwater Sunshine (Collective Sounds/Sony RED), a sold out spring tour that took them to audiences nationwide, an exclusive BITTTORENT music bundle which offered fans never before heard tracks, and a North American indie rock showcase tour which had them back out on the road showcasing their favorite indie musicians through the summer. Never a band to slow down, Counting Crows are excited to hit the road again for their all-encompassing Fall tour.
“This summer on ‘The Outlaw Roadshow,’ was the best time I’ve ever had on tour. When you watch great bands play killer sets every night it makes you want to go out and play even better sets yourself,” said frontman Adam Duritz. “It’s not competition, it’s just…rock & roll is a drug and watching great bands gets you high. The fans reap the benefits of that every night. Going out this Fall with Mean Creek and Tender Mercies is going to be a hell of a ride. Plus, we promised the people in the South and the West that we were coming back this year. Well…here we come.”
Counting Crows hail from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), David Immergluck (guitar) and bassist Millard Powers. With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, Eight Top 5 singles, and three records having broken the Top 5 on the Billboard 200, Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” The band’s most recent accomplishments include a # 1 hit with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track. In 2004 the band released their first ever “Best Of” set Films About Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of the Counting Crow’s recording career and in 2006 a live record was released, *New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003, while the band ventured out on a summer tour. Their most recent album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings was released to critical and popular acclaim in March 2008. http://www.countingcrows.com
THE COUNTING CROWS FALL HEADLINING TOUR SCHEDULE (As of September 5, 2012):
Oct 23 Port Chester, NY The Capitol Theatre
Oct 25 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
Oct 26 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Oct 28 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Nov 1 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
Nov 4 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Nov 7 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Nov 9 Thackerville, OK Winstar Casino
Nov 10 Austin, TX Stubb’s
Nov 12 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Nov 14 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Nov 16 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheatre
Nov 20 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
Nov 24 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
For tickets, on sale info and VIP package offerings for the tour, please visit http://www.countingcrows.com.
- Counting Crows
ANNUAL TREK GETS UNDERWAY NOVEMBER 8TH;
HISTORY-MAKING HARD ROCK GROUP ALSO SET
FOR MULTIPLE HEADLINE DATES AND MASSIVE WORLD TOUR;
NEW SINGLE, “I MISS THE MISERY,” HITS TOP 5 AT ACTIVE ROCK;
FRONTWOMAN LZZY HALE CURRENTLY COVER-STARRING
ON REVOLVER’S “HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK” ISSUE
Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced plans to headline this year’s much anticipated Jägermeister Presents Halestorm Tour. The hard rock festival trek gets underway November 8th at Mobile, Alabama’s Soul Kitchen and then continues through mid-December (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the 2012 Jägermeister Presents Halestorm –which also features special guests In This Moment and Eve To Adam – will go on sale this Friday, September 7th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit http://www.halestormrocks.com/tour.
In addition, Halestorm will continue their partnership with JVC on the “Turn Me On: The Road” campaign on this tour and will be capturing behind the scenes footage with their cutting edge ADIXXION action cameras for an in-depth look at one of the hardest working rock bands on the road.
“We are so stoked to be partnering with our friends at Jagermeister for this upcoming tour,” said Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. “We’ve known all of these guys for years and can’t wait to throw down with them out on the road! It’s going to be great to finally be seeing all of our Halestorm Freaks in all the cities that we have not yet been to this year. Joining us will be our good friends from JVC and our partners in crime, In This Moment and Eve to Adam. Rock it out, people! See you at the shows!”
“I Miss The Misery” – the latest single from Halestorm’s breakthrough new album, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – is currently a top 5 favorite at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide. The Pennsylvania-based group made history earlier this year when the album’s electrifying first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” reached #1 at the format – the first-ever female-fronted group to top the Active Rock airplay ranking.
Halestorm just wrapped a featured spot on the Carnival of Madness 2012 Tour with Evanescence, during which Evanescence leading lady Amy Lee joined Lzzy Hale onstage each night for a very special performance of Halestorm’s song “Break In.”
Following the completion of the tour, Halestorm is continuing onward for an additional week’s worth of headline shows in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Lexington, Kentucky. The band’s epic 2012 touring schedule has thus far comprised countless headline dates across the country, high profile festival appearances, and support slots alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, and fellow Atlantic recording group Staind. A major European headline tour will begin in late September, with stops slated for Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Halestorm will also be among the top artists performing at Tokyo’s annual Loud Park 12 extravaganza, set for Saturday, October 27th.
As if all that weren’t enough, Halestorm will support the one and only Alice Cooper on a pair of eagerly awaited Pacific Northwest concert dates: November 20th at Kennewick, Washington’s Toyota Center and November 21st at Garden City, Idaho’s Revolution Concert House & Event Center. Finally, the band will celebrate its extraordinary 2012 with a New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Baltimore’s Baltimore Soundstage on December 31st.
“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” is shaping up as Halestorm’s biggest release thus far. The album made a stunning #1 debut on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall Billboard 200. In addition, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” has proven a top 10 success on both the “Rock Albums” and “Alternative Albums” rankings.
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with Halestorm on their self-titled 2009 debut), “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” includes such explosive tracks as “Here’s To Us,” which shot to #1 on iTunes’ “Top Rock Songs” chart after being featured in a February 2012 episode of Fox’s hit series, Glee. In addition, the album’s “Freak Like Me” is featured in a new live video heralding Halestorm’s upcoming tour schedule. The clip will made available exclusively to members of the band’s official “Eye of the Storm” fan community before being showcased across the myriad Halestorm online platforms.
Along with its popular success, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” has also drawn critical acclaim, with Billboard praising the collection as “full of chugging riffs, wailing solos, drums that kick like a boot to the gut, and never-out-of-style soft/loud dynamics that lead to massive choruses.” What’s more, the album has made frontwoman Lzzy Hale an unadulterated rock icon, including her current role as cover star of Revolver’s annual “Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock” issue.
Formed by Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary force in modern hard rock. “HALESTORM” made a top 5 debut on SoundScan’s “Hard Music” chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.
“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” follows 2011’s “ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP,” which saw the band putting their unique stamp on a diverse collection of classic songs, including tracks by Guns N’ Roses, The Beatles, Heart, Temple Of The Dog, Skid Row, and Lady Gaga. Halestorm also unleashed their first-ever live CD/DVD, “LIVE IN PHILLY 2010,” featuring such favorites from the band’s self-titled debut as “It’s Not You,” “Familiar Taste of Poison,” and the rock radio smash “I Get Off.”
True road warriors, Halestorm made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as Shinedown, Evanescence, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, and Disturbed. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster “Avalanche Tour 2011,” joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
4 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
5 Philadelphia, PA Xfinity Live
7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
8 Lexington, KY Buster’s
21 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy 2
22 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms
23 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
24 Manchester, UK Academy 3
26 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy 2
27 Leeds, UK The Cockpit
28 London, UK Islington Academy
30 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
1 Bristol, UK The Fleece
3 Cologne, DE Luxor
4 Antwerp, BE Trix
5 Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
7 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali
9 Vienna, AU Szene
10 Munich, DE Backstage Halle
11 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
12 Tilburg, NE O13
14 Berlin, DE Lido/Columbia Club
15 Hamburg, DE Logo
17 Stockholm, SW Debaser Slussen
18 Oslo, NO John Dee
19 Copenhagen, DK Beta
21 Zurich, CH Abart
23 Moscow, RU Moscow Concert Hall
27 Tokyo, JP Loud Park 12
8 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
9 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
10 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX
12 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
13 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
14 Chico, CA Senator Theater
16 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
17 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
18 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
20 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center * (w/Alice Cooper)
21 Garden City, ID Revolution Event Center * (w/Alice Cooper)
23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
24 Seattle, WA El Corazon
25 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
27 Jackson, WY Pink Garter Theatre
29 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
30 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
1 Sauget, IL Pop’s
3 Sioux Falls, SD The Vault
4 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
5 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
7 South Bend, IN Club Fever
8 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
10 Richmond, VA The National
11 Knoxville, TN Valarium
12 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
14 Charleston, SC Music Farm
15 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
29 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
31 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
NATIONWIDE HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 9TH
Grammy-winning alternative rock band Deftones have announced the November 13th release of their seventh studio album, entitled KOI NO YOKAN. To support the release they will hit the road on a nationwide headlining tour, with special guest Scars On Broadway, which kicks off October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via Ticketmaster.com.
KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones’ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying “Obviously we’re an aggressive band - not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!‘s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones US tour dates are below.
9/22/2012 - Irvine, CA - Epicenter Festival
9/23/2012 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
10/9/2012 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
10/12/2012 - Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
10/16/2012 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
10/19/2012 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 - Kansas City, MO - Harrah’s
10/21/2012 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
10/23/2012 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston
10/30/2012 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Flyleaf are gearing up for the release of their brand new video for “New Horizons,” the single from the band’s upcoming album of the same name. They’ve just unveiled the official teaser for the clip, which features footage and announces the premiere September 4th on Fuse. More details on the album and its release date will be announced soon.
“New Horizons” on iTunes
“New Horizons” on SoundCloud
Tickets are on sale now—Headlined this Year by THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and MACHINE GUN KELLY with Support from ATTACK! ATTACK!, TWISTA, and more!
ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio - Back to College Jam will take over the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in just one week on September 8th! The fairgrounds are located at 19201 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH. The event is ALL AGES. Tickets are on sale at this etix.com location. Doors open at 10am and curfew is set at 12am.
$30 Advance General Admission
$40 Day of Show
$100 VIP – This grants you front of line access upon entry, front of line access to the meet and greet artist autograph signing tent, access to an exclusive VIP artist viewing deck attached to the main stage, and half priced drinks in the VIP lounge (meet and greets TBA). FYI - http://www.soundrink.com is providing VIP ticket sales with reduced fees now!
Hosted this year by SiriusXM Faction DJ Shannon Gunz and model Taylor Brynne, ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio features headliners THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and MACHINE GUN KELLY with support from ATTACK! ATTACK!, TWISTA, and more! Other artists performing include INSPECTAH DECK of the Wu Tang Clan, TEXAS IN JULY, IONIA, and many more. See below for a full line-up.
Learn more about some of this year’s stellar artists below:
· Drae Michael Smith (D-RAE) was born on July 29, 1991, grew up in the small town of East Palestine, Ohio and at the age of 14, realized that he wanted to take his love and passion for music to another level by writing and recording his own music. In 2011, Smith began to brand and promote his “Keep It Movin” movement and shared the stage with names such as Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly and Yelawolf. Smith had faced a lot of challenges in the form or hate, criticism, low-budgets and no support, but through it all he kept things moving and continued to work hard. His goal is to be a source of inspiration for those who have dreams of any kind, to always keep their head up and know that if they believe and work hard, good things will come their way.
· Formed in 2011, Helix Reign combines elements of 90s Alternative Rock, Modern Hard Rock, and traditional heavy metal to make music that can only be described as “helix reign” Helix Reign has opened for national acts Mushroomhead, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Red Jumpsuit Aparatus, We Came as Romans, Emphatic, Trapt, and Icon for Hire as well as headlined several shows in their hometown as well as won 2 battle of the bands contests. In the Summer of 2012 they began working on their first full length album. Check out http://www.helixreign.com for more info and upcoming shows
· Hailing from the streets of NYC, ionia will once again make its way to the Rockapalooza stage to deliver a performance that will surely be remembered by the fans. ionia is a band of strength, dedication, and without compromise. Made up of five socially and economically conscious members they strive not only to deliver one hell of a rock performance but do so with integrity and a lyrical message that contains meaning and provokes thought. This is not just another cookie cutter rock band. ionia is one to watch out for. http://www.ioniamusic.com
· A rising star from a broken region, Fallen Captive brings a blue collar work ethic, blends it with melody and that never-give-up attitude that is synonymous with the city of Cleveland and heavy metal music. More than just a group of musicians, they’re brothers in arms. Playing a potent brand of metalcore with a slew of influences thrown in, they’re never content to rest on their laurels. Fallen Ca ptive is all about moving forward to take their music to the next level. With a dual lead guitar attack, booming bass, thundering drums and a hint of keyboards to offset the aggressive vocals, Fallen Captive is a force to be reckoned with and everyone should stand up and take notice. http://www.facebook.com/fallencaptive
· Ruled by Reason is a progressive metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Combing sounds from Between the Buried and Me, In Flames, Mastodon, and August Burns Red, Ruled by Reason create a sound that is fresh and compelling in the modern music scene. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Ruled by Reason! http://www.facebook.com/ruledbyreason
ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio - Back to College Jam is presented by Kings of Rock Entertainment & Live Loud N Local and brought to you by Rockstar Energy Drink. The festival is also sponsored by Young & Reckless Clothing, Cleveland Scene Magazine, Blueprint Artist Development, Ghost Vodka, and Revolver Electronic Cigarettes.
VIP CONTEST INFO:
Rockapalooza Music Festival is kicking off a brand new contest to benefit local Kent, OH social services. The fest will be giving away a VIP upgrade to some lucky fans at the Ohio event! Bring a canned good or donate $1 upon entry into the festival grounds and receive an entry into the VIP upgrade drawing that will be held every two hours!
That’s right! Just for making a small donation to help those in need, you could win one of four VIP passes. VIP to the festival includes, front of the line entry into the artist meet and greet tent, the ability to watch the show from the special VIP viewing deck attached to the main stage, half priced drinks and a very special VIP pass! Help us help others and win some cool prizes too!
The Devil Wears Prada
Machine Gun Kelly
Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang Clan)
Texas In July
Ghosts of August
With performances by:
Beat To Quarters
Black Cloud Syndrome
It Lies Within
Jet City Vega
Nation of Wealth
Cerebral Entertainment Stage:
Inside We Die
Nowhere At All
Oceans of Atrophy
For more information on ROCKAPALOOZA Ohio, please visit these websites:
MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel, MEGADETH’s David Ellefson, Slash, and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Also Contribute
While LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe is back home in America after five weeks in prison in the Czech Republic, his legal problems are far from over. Manslaughter charges are still hanging over Blythe and at some point over the next few months he will have to return to Prague and stand trial. Faced with continuing massive legal bills, LAMB OF GOD has decided to create an eBay auction of equipment and memorabilia to raise money for Randy’s legal bills. All equipment was either used on tour or in the recording studio or in a video. The auction features items provided by all five members of LAMB OF GOD.
In addition, a number of musicians have offered equipment to be used in the auction. Guitars have been donated by Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel as well as Slash and Five Finger Death Punch. Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Five Finger Death Punch’s Chris Kael have each contributed a bass and the members of Five Finger Death Punch also have contributed a signed skateboard.
Justice Now, the site set up for donations, will remain open for those wishing to donate to Randy’s defense fund. The band appreciates all of the support Randy has received since his arrest on June 28th and is thankful for all of the donations that have been made in these tough economic times. As stated before, without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.
Show will be held at the House of Blues featuring ARMORED SAINT, LIZZY BORDEN, and GYPSYHAWK!
Metal Blade Records Teams Up with SiriusXM Liquid Metal to Celebrate the Label’s 30th Anniversary Interviews, Track Premieres, 30th Anniversary Shout-Outs and More Being Aired All Weekend Long!
More events take form as Metal Blade Records continues to celebrate the label’s 30th anniversary, which already included a packed showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX and the recent announcement of the label’s Scion A/V Club showcase. Just confirmed is a show set to take place Friday, November 30 at the House of Blues in label’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA. featuring some of the labels strongest LA based acts, ARMORED SAINT, LIZZY BORDEN, and newcomers GYPSYHAWK. Tickets go on sale this Friday (8/31) so be sure to go to grab yours before the show sells out!
SiriusXM Liquid Metal is helping the label commemorate the occasion by hosting the “Liquid Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary Weekend,” which begins Friday, August 31st at 9am eastern and ends Tuesday, September 4th at 3am eastern. The “Liquid Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary Weekend” will include interviews with Brian Slagel talking about everything from Cannibal Corpse appearing in the hit Hollywood film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective to meeting Lars, censorship, and staying independent. SiriusXM Liquid Metal will also be playing host to some premieres so be sure to tune in to hear brand new tracks from Satan’s Wrath, Downfall of Gaia, Over Your Threshold, Abiotic, and a cover from Detroit, MI’s Battlecross (more details coming soon).
CEO, Brian Slagel comments; “I am very honored to have SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal devote a weekend to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary. Liquid Metal is such an important way for everyone to hear our music and we have always loved working with them. Thanks so much and I hope everyone enjoys the music and stories over the weekend!”
So be sure to tune in this weekend to hear interviews, anniversary shout outs from bands, and tunes both new and old and help Metal Blade Records celebrate their 30th anniversary! For those of you in Southern California, please join us at the House of Blues on November 30 for the Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary show featuring ARMORED SAINT, LIZZY BORDEN, and newcomers GYPSYHAWK (tickets on sale this Friday).
Keep up to date with all things Metal Blade at the following locations:
SET FOR NOV 20 RELEASE VIA SEASON OF MIST
TWELVE-SONG RELEASE FEATURES ONE NEW SONG, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM BAND’S CATALOGUE
Aug. 28, 2012, Philadelphia—Kylesa is set to release From The Vaults, Vol. 1, a twelve-song collection featuring unreleased, new and alternate versions of songs spanning their catalogue including one entirely new song (“End Truth”) as well as the band’s legendary cover of Pink Floyd’s “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” on Nov. 20 (Nov. 16 in Europe).
“This project has been a labor of love,” explained guitarist/singer/producer Phillip Cope. “We have spent over a year going through old songs, covers, etc. and collected those we felt went well together; remixing and finishing them up. We didn’t want to release something just thrown together so we put a lot of thought and time into it. I am really happy about how this came together. I think it is a good representation of Kylesa’s different styles from early on to present day.”
The Savannah-based band recently wrapped up a European tour, which included stops at the Wacken Open Air and Area 4 Festivals, and will enter the studio to begin work on a new album for 2013. Kylesa’s most recent release, 2010’s Spiral Shadow, was revered by fans and critics alike as a “record that trashes everything you might expect from the genre” (Pitchfork) and is “as sweaty as a south Georgia summer” (Spin). Singer/guitarist Laura Pleasants was recently featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s inaugural Women in Metal issue.
From The Vaults, Vol. 1 track listing:
1. Intro **
2. Inverse **
3. 111 Degree Heat Index ***
4. Between Silence and Sound II ***
5. Paranoid Tempo **
6. End Truth *
7. Bottom Line II ***
8. Wavering **
9. Bass Salts **
10. Drained **
11. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun **
12. Drum Jam **
** Previously unreleased/limited availability
*** Alternate Version
ELECTRIC ZOO 2012
New York’s Electronic Music Festival
August 31, September 1 & September 2
Labor Day Weekend
@ Randall’s Island Park, NYC
Set Times Announced Online and via Official Mobile App
Plus Green Initiatives, Sponsors & Media Partners
With Electric Zoo 2012 just a few days awar, NYC is rumbling with anticipation for three days of beats, sunshine and good vibes with 100+ of the world’s top electronic dance music artists on August 31, September 1, and September 2. Now in its fourth year, Electric Zoo is excited to announce set times online and via a new and improved mobile app, plus the return of environmentally friendly green initiatives and this year’s sponsors & media partners.
Set Times Announced via Official Electric Zoo 2012 Mobile App
Now available for iPhone and Android, this year’s Electric Zoo app includes more useful and fun features than ever before. Featuring a custom schedule of set-times, ability to set reminders so you don’t miss your favorite artists, and map of the festival site so you can locate the nearest bathrooms, face painting or a delicious food vendor, the new app also includes:
● Zoo Radio from Slacker Radio: built into the app, so you can listen to music from Electric Zoo artists on the go.
● Push notifications to get important late-breaking festival news updates.
● A festival camera that lets you put a fun Electric Zoo frame around your photos and share them with friends.
● Information about food and art at the festival.
Electric Zoo 2012 Green Initiatives
Like previous years, Electric Zoo is also proud to include several green initiatives for its fourth edition, including:
● On-site recycling program for all of the trash.
● 50% of on-site generators are running on 100% biodiesel alternative fuel from recycled NYC fryer grease and the rest are on a B50 blend of 50% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 50% diesel.
● All of the site equipment is running on a B30 blend of 30% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 70% diesel.
● No factory farmed meat products are permitted for sale at Electric Zoo.
● All of the food products and beer will be served on compostable ware (including plates, cups, napkins and utensils).
● Free water will be available from refill stations.
Sponsors and Media Partners
Electric Zoo would like to thank this year’s sponsors and media partners:
Coors Light: The World’s Most Refreshing Beer returns to Electric Zoo for the third year in a row! Perfect for cooling off after all-day dancing in the sun, Miller Coors offers a selection of domestic and imported beers.
Trident: As the official gum of the Electric Zoo Festival, Trident is the spark that will help liberate even more fun in your festival experience.
Hi-Chew: Stop by the Hi-Chew airstream to kick back in our lounge and recharge with Hi-Chew fruit chews; the best fruit chew candy out there. It livens you up!
Mobli: A Supporting Sponsor of the Official After Parties at Best Buy Theater, Mobli is a photo and video-sharing app built to connect awesome content with captive audiences. Find yours on Mobli!
Virgin Mobile: Be sure to check out the Virgin Mobile Truck at Electric Zoo. We answer to a higher calling!
BILLY BOY: Germany’s #1 condom brand has landed in America and returns to Electric Zoo once more. BILLY BOY is proud to be the sponsor of 3D glasses at The Riverside Tent.
CMJ 2012: Don’t miss the annual CMJ Music Marathon on October 16-20 in NYC.
ReverbNation: The world’s largest independent music marketing website, hosted an opportunity for a performance slot at this year’s Electric Zoo, to which over 600 eager DJs submitted. We’re pleased to announce the winner Julien Loreto who will be opening the Main stage on Friday, August 31st.
SiriusXM: Live broadcast and artist interviews from Electric Zoo Festival on subscription satellite radio.
SPIN: Since 1985, SPIN has given the first national exposure to many of history’s most important cutting-edge recording artists, while vividly documenting the culture surrounding music.
Yelp: Connects people with great local businesses and community happenings. Visit Yelp.com/nyc to see what’s buzzing in your hood.
Integral Sound: Custom professional sound systems renowned world-wide for their purity, precision and high performance.
NEO: Audio cables created by Oyaide.
For more info, please go to http://www.electriczoofestival.com.
- Electric Zoo
Live concert event to be televised nationally September 8th
Promotion includes SOLD OUT limited edition Incubus Live HQ Box Set
Broadcasting LIVE from their blockbuster Honda Civic Tour, multi-platinum artist Incubus will commandeer the AXS TV airwaves with an electric 90-minute set in front of over 25,000 fans at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The exclusive television event will air for one-night only on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
Incubus fans experiencing this special live concert at home will also have the opportunity to win the ultimate grand prize when AXS TV Concerts gives away the Incubus HQ Live Limited Edition Box Set via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AXSTVConcerts) and Twitter (@AXSTVConcerts). Additionally, 10 fans will win the Incubus HQ Live CD/DVD.
Along with the hit songs, deep album tracks and fan favorites performed in an intimate setting, INCUBUS HQ LIVE showcases the personalities of band members, fan interaction, instrument lessons with the band and overall feel of the small Hollywood storefront space in which it was recorded. INCUBUS HQ LIVE (CD + DVD) and INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (2CD + DVD) are still available via amazon.com, but the rare INCUBUS HQ LIVE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET (which was only available on incubushq.com prior to selling out!), includes such collector items as an autographed 48-page coffee table photo book embedded with a unique piece of art from the actual canvases created by the band and fans at HQ Live; (4) 180 Gram LP Vinyl Set; (2) Disc DVD/Blu Ray set featuring live performances from the HQ Live Sessions, interviews with the band and fans, behind the scenes footage, clips from the musicians clinics, and more; and (6) CD Set of each night’s performance from HQ Live.
“In 2011, Incubus took over residency of an abandoned storefront, stuck an audience just inches away and made some of the most potent and passionate live music of its career, all dutifully chronicled on “HQ Live” ~ Billboard
AXS TV celebrates Incubus, 20 years of music, seven studio albums, over 1,500 live shows with a special night LIVE from the Honda Civic Tour, as a hometown band takes the stage at The Home Depot Center for a national television concert event. This unforgettable night of live alternative rock music continues from the Honda Civic Tour and The Home Depot Center when Linkin Park takes the stage after Incubus for a special broadcast event.
This one-night only Honda Civic Tour LIVE concert event with Linkin Park and Incubus will air exclusively on AXS TV Saturday, September 8, 2012 beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.
Today (August 14) is the North American release date for three solo albums by iconic guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth, ex-Cacophony), two of which—2010’s “Bad D.N.A.” and 2008’s “Future Addict”—have never before been available Stateside. (2006’s “Loudspeaker” was previously released via seminal shred-guitar label Shrapnel Records.) A bundle of all three albums can be purchased at the PROSTHETIC webshop now by clicking HERE!
For the past several years, Friedman has lived in Japan, where this week the pop band SMAP (Sports Music Assemble People) has the #1 album with their just-released “Gift of SMAP.” That recording contains “La + LOVE and PEACE,” a song for which Friedman wrote the music. “I have played guitar on a few number ones before,” he says, “but this is my first songwriting #1 anywhere!”
While he continues to gain notoriety in the Japanese music industry, Friedman’s impact on American heavy metal—from his revolutionary performances in Cacophony, to his rise to hall-of-fame status with the legandary band Megadeth, to his revered solo albums—cannot be understated, as he has influenced a generation of guitarists who have made a name for themselves in today’s music scene. In lieu of the new reissues, several of these artists—including Gus G, Alex Skolnick, John 5 and John Petrucci—have spoken out about Friedman’s influence and the impact he has had on their playing and musicianship.
ON PLAYING ALONGSIDE MARTY:
“Marty Friedman has always been an influence and is the guy I always look to when I feel everything I play sounds the same. Marty is such an innovative and unique player and has a million ways to play ‘out of the box’ and inspire you to do so. I first met Marty when Firewind toured Japan back in 2004. He played a solo on a Firewind track and years later he even joined us on stage in Tokyo, and then I jammed with him and his band when he rolled through my hometown in Greece. He’s always been one of my guitar heroes, and I’m privileged to have played with him!” - Gus G
“Marty Friedman is one of the most unique, original and inventive guitar players I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to and working with. Every one of his songs is a musical journey and he’s never played the same thing twice. His talent and tone makes Marty one of my all-time favorite players in any genre!” - Chris Jericho (Fozzy) (Friedman guests on their 2008 album “All That Remains”)
“I always liked Marty’s playing. He has this yin and yang balance of feel and technique that eludes a lot of players—metal or otherwise.” -Chris Poland (OHM, ex-Megadeth) (Friedman toured the U.S. with Poland in 2003)
“Marty Friedman is a great guitar player who stands out among the pack. It’s an honor to frequently be mentioned with him as one of the two guys who really helped raise the bar in thrash metal lead guitar.” - Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) (Friedman toured the U.S. with Skolnick in 2003)
“I really had a great time working with Marty on (‘Loudspeaker’ track) ‘Black Orchid.’ We got together at a studio in Japan while I was on tour over there and just had a blast! I was not only impressed by the great setup in the studio and how quickly the engineers were able to get a killer guitar tone, but equally by Marty’s professionalism, insight and generosity as a producer. I’ve always absolutely loved his playing so it was a thrill to hang out together and to participate on ‘Loudspeaker.’” - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
ON MARTY’S INFLUENCE:
“Marty Friedman is a remarkably influential guitarist. His distinctive sense for phrasing and outstanding melodies put him well above the rest. He is a modern virtuoso and has left his mark on rock guitar playing history.” - Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish)
“I have been a fan of Marty’s ever since Cacophony. His instrumental albums are amazing and his work with Megadeth so incredible. He has been a great inspiration.” - John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth)
“I’m a HUGE Marty Friedman fan. I had his instructional video tape and he shaped my playing. And what an awesome guy, it was great having him on Metalocalypse too!” - Brendan Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon)
“Marty Friedman is and has always been my guitar hero. The first time I heard his playing was on my 15th birthday when I picked up a copy of ‘Rust In Peace.’ That album changed my outlook on playing guitar, and it lit a fire under my ass that made me want to push my playing further. The things Marty is able to do with a guitar are pure genius. Marty’s style of playing was different than the other metal guitar players out there. He brought an exotic, fresh feel that really made his playing stand out amongst others, and the way he crafted his solos around Mustaine’s frenzied riffing is something of pure magic. To this day I always go to Marty’s playing to challenge myself, learn new licks or inspiration for when I have to record. If you’re a guitar player and haven’t experienced Marty Friedman’s brilliant playing, you must pick up any record he has played on and you’ll hear in my book some of the best guitar playing there is.” - Corey Beaulieu (Trivium)
“I was introduced to Marty Friedman in 1990 with the release of Megadeth’s ‘Rust in Peace’ album. I can vividly remember seeing the video for ‘Holy Wars’ on MTV’s ‘Headbangers Ball’ with eager anticipation towards Dave’s new axeman. I was instantly taken aback at the sudden clean guitar break after the chorus, and it was definitely a foreshadowing of his delightful unpredictability. I purchased ‘Rust in Peace’ the day it was released and I can honestly say that Marty’s lead work pushed me into a new aural realm. I was accustomed to metal guitarists shredding scales and sweep arpeggios, but it was usually a very patternistic approach. Marty displayed a melodic ownership of each solo in that he made every note of critical importance. His use of exotic scales, odd meter phrasing, and penchant for bending dissonance into consonance were extremely influential to my approach to the guitar.
“Marty Friedman’s ‘Scenes’ is one of the most visually inspired instrumental albums ever recorded. ‘Scenes’ transcends the traditional guitar ‘shredfest’ approach of displaying one’s entire technical arsenal in every song (sort of like a guitar players resume). The focus is instead on imagery, and tracks such as ‘Night’ and ‘Realm of the Senses’ transport the listener to various places or states of being. Marty excels at outlining the chord changes instead of just picking a key and going with it. His usage of scales is akin to an artist’s use of colors, in that he uses a smattering of many, but is always focused on the big picture. That picture is, of course, the melody. He is unparalleled at making melodic statements and then developing them to a thrilling climax. The epic closing track, ‘Triumph,’ is a perfect example of thematic development, and is in itself a variation of ‘Thunder March’ from his previous solo album ‘Dragons Kiss.’ His inspiration is primarily drawn from the music of the worlds various cultures, rather than specific guitarists. There is a tremendous amount of Eastern aesthetic that permeates his playing (and it’s not surprising that he currently resides in Japan). Overall, I would describe Marty Friedman’s music as poignant, and cinematic. As a guitarist, his phrasing, tone, and articulation are what continue to make him one of my favorite players.” - Oli Herbert (All That Remains)
“Marty Friedman is one of the most influential guitarists ever. His technique and use of odd note groupings and exotic scales was extremely innovative, and still has most guitarists scratching their heads to this day. Even in this age of teenage YouTube bedroom shredders you’d still be hard pressed to find someone that can play a Friedman solo with the proper feel and fluidity. In my opinion, (he’s) just as an important of a player as Allan Holdsworth, Eddie Van Halen and Shawn Lane.” - Charles Elliott (Abysmal Dawn, Bereft)
“Marty Friedman has influenced me immensely as a soloist over the years. His ability to combine virtuosity, exotic scales and immaculate phrasing never ceases to amaze and inspire me. To say Marty is a shredder doesn’t do him justice as he adds just as much feeling into his playing as he does jaw dropping technical prowess.” - David Davidson (Revocation)
“Marty Friedman’s unique blend of exotic scales and bends is so identifiable that a friend of mine who knew nothing about metal saw Marty at a clinic and described him to me by simply saying, ‘There was this metal shredder guy who was kind of jazzy but mixed an Asian style with it.’ Before she could finish her sentence, I blurted out, ‘Was it Marty Friedman?’ Marty Friedman is one of a handful of guitar players in the history of music who could play one note and have listeners know who they are immediately. I’m not sure Megadeth would’ve ever ascended to the level of my favorite band without Marty’s lead playing. He has such ability for making shred the ultimate pay-off by meticulously placing it into his perfectly phrased solos. ‘Tornado of Souls’ and ‘Symphony of Destruction’ might be the most perfect solos of all time.
Reaching the point where Megadeth wasn’t enough Marty for me, I bought his solo album ‘Introduction,’ which I tried to figure out in its entirety. I went to sleep listening to that album every night for like three months straight. I soon got ‘Dragon’s Kiss’ and ‘Scenes,’ which solidified Marty’s place as one of the best ever in my opinion. My endless quest for more Marty eventually led me to Cacophony, which was one of the biggest game changers of my life. The dual guitar mastery steeped in neo-classical, exotic scales, counterpoint and some of the greatest guitar acrobatics I’ve ever heard served as a clear path to a band I needed to create. This would serve as the template to what Holy Grail would be.
“Marty’s playing is such a prominent influence on me that I’m constantly checking myself to make sure I’m not completely ripping him off. And quite honestly, I’ve had varying degrees of success with said endeavor. Because of his undeniable stamp on the metal and rock world, Marty Friedman might be copied by thousands of guitarists the world over but he will never be duplicated. I feel honored to be on the same record label as one the greatest guitar heroes of all time and I can’t wait to hear what Marty will give us in the future.” - Eli Santana (Holy Grail)
“‘One of a kind’ is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Marty Friedman. When I was a young teenager and Megadeth’s ‘Rust In Peace’ cassette (yes, cassette) was purchased, my ears were changed forever. Marty’s playing put that record on a pedestal above the rest (by) adding so many elements to metal music that I never heard before. Not only did he shred the hell out of a guitar, it was tasteful, and very unique. From there was the quest to hear everything he has done… must say I was never disappointed. Stoked he is still doing it, and hope to keep hearing inspiring music.” - Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)
“I first heard Marty Friedman’s guitar playing on the Cacophony ‘Speed Metal Symphony’ album and it blew me away. I followed his career as he joined Megadeth and took his playing to a whole new level. I studied his leads on the ‘Rust In Peace’ album and took a lot from his unique playing style and phrasing. His solo in ‘Tornado of Souls’ is still one of my all time favorite solos. He’s done everything from the mellow stuff on the ‘Scenes’ album all the way to the super heavy tracks on the ‘Loudspeaker’ album, always coming up with killer, memorable melodies. I’m stoked to hear that Prosthetic will be re-releasing three Marty Friedman albums, including two previously released only in Japan. I can’t wait to hear them!” - Kragen Lum (Heathen)
For more information, please visit: http://martyfriedman.com/
Las Vegas, NV (August 13, 2012) – Las Vegas will never be the same as the world’s most iconic rock band, Guns N’ Roses, takes over Sin City with their first-ever residency Appetite for Democracy at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this fall. The band will play 12 mind-blowing shows starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.
Guns N’ Roses has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite for Democracy will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction (1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy (2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements. Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Appetite for Democracy is unlike any show the band has ever done before or will ever do again.
The history-making residency comes on the heels of Appetite for Destruction’s 25th anniversary. The groundbreaking record propelled Guns N’ Roses into rock music history with songs including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and “Paradise City.” Named as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Appetite for Destruction enjoyed one of the longest runs of any hard rock record, remaining on Billboard’s “Hot 100” for nearly three years. To date, the album has sold more than 18 million copies in the United States, with worldwide sales in excess of 30 million.
“We are ecstatic to announce Guns N’ Roses as our newest residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “This is what The Joint is all about, bringing fans up close and personal with one of the most iconic bands in the world. It will be a truly unique Guns N’ Roses experience!”
“This past New Year’s Eve, Guns N’ Roses tore the roof off The Joint with two sold-out shows. They were incredible; we watched them perform their timeless hits and soon-to-be legendary songs off Chinese Democracy. Immediately following, AEG Live and Hard Rock began turning our fantasy of having them as a resident artist into a reality,” added Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live, Las Vegas. “To hear one of the biggest bands in the world rip through their catalog of hits is going to be amazing. There is no better way to celebrate the anniversary of their iconic album Appetite for Destruction than to present Appetite for Democracy at The Joint.”
Started by Axl Rose in 1985, Guns N’ Roses is one of the most popular music acts in history and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band consists of frontman and founder Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). In addition to Appetite for Destruction and Chinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses has released albums including GN’R Lies (1988), double album Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991) and The Spaghetti Incident? (1993).
Ticket prices start at $45 (plus applicable services fees) and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.thejointlasvegas.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Ticket and room packages are available at http://www.hardrockhotel.com.
Appetite for Democracy schedule:
· Wednesday, Oct. 31
· Friday, Nov. 2
· Saturday, Nov. 3
· Wednesday, Nov. 7
· Friday, Nov. 9
· Saturday, Nov. 10
· Wednesday, Nov. 14
· Saturday, Nov. 17
· Sunday, Nov. 18
· Wednesday, Nov. 21
· Friday, Nov. 23
· Saturday, Nov. 24
The Joint is no stranger to hosting today’s biggest musical acts. In 2009, The Joint secured its place in music history by signing multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santana for two years as Las Vegas’ first rock ‘n’ roll artist with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. The venue made headlines again in 2010 with Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking monthly experience featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Most recently, The Joint unveiled Las Vegas’ first hard rock residency Mötley Crüe in Sin City headlined by rockers Mötley Crüe.
Unwritten Law have announced the dates for their upcoming co-headlining tour with MxPx All-Stars and support from Versus The World. The band will hit the road in October starting with a series of dates supporting Pennywise, and then continue on with MxPx All-Stars for dates throughout November.
“We’re all looking forward to getting back out on the road and hitting the East Coast with MxPx All-Stars and Pennywise,” said Scott Russo. “Unwritten Law’s very first tour was with Pennywise, so it’s cool to see things have come full circle. I’m especially excited to get back to Florida after years of being unable to play there due to an incident from years ago when one of our shows got a little crazy.”
written Law continue to tour in support of their new studio album “Swan”. Marred by drugs, alcohol and personal struggles, Unwritten Law channeled their problems into writing and have crafted one of the most personal rock records of their career. For the album Unwritten Law teamed up with legendary rapper Del The Funky Homosapien on the track “Chicken Scratch”, and Cisco Adler who helped write and produce the tracks “Dark Dayz,” “Nevermind,” “Last Chance” and “Swan Song”. The band’s video for “Starships and Apocalypse” :
Versus The World have over a decade of experience in some of punk rock’s most revered bands. Made up of Mike Davenport (The Ataris), Chris Flippin (Lagwagon), Donald Spence and Bryan Charleson (Crooks and Liars), Versus The World have spent the last several years on the road touring with the likes of Suicide Machines, Bouncing Souls, Social Distortion, No Use For A Name, The Vandals, and as a part of the Vans Warped Tour. Versus The World’s new album, “Drink. Sing. Live. Love.”, was produced by Thom Flowers (The Ataris) and released on Viking Funeral Records. The group’s video for their new single “A Fond Farewell”:
UNWRITTEN LAW TOUR DATES:
10/25 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room w/ Pennywise
10/26 - Tampa, FL - Cuban Club w/ Pennywise
10/27 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre w/ Pennywise
10/28 - Atalnta, GA - Masquerade w/ Pennywise
10/29 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern w/ MxPx All-Stars
10/31 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/01 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/02 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/03 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/04 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/06 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/07 - Detroit, MI - Shelter w/ MxPx All-Stars
11/08 - St. Louis, MO - The Bottom Lounge w/ MxPx All-Stars
KNOTFEST PERFORMANCE TIMES RELEASED FOR FIRST-EVER TWO-DATE FESTIVAL ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 IN COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 IN SOMERSET, WI/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Leading up to the first-ever KNOTFEST powered by Rockstar Energy Drink®—an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock festival—organizers have released set times today at http://www.knotfest.com (see times below). KNOTFEST headliners SLIPKNOT as well as DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more will perform live in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater.
August 17, 2012 - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Mid-America Motor Complex)
Doors: 2:00 PM
Serj Tankian: 5:25PM-6:15PM
Lamb of God 8:25PM-9:25PM
Machine Head: 6:20PM-7:15PM
The Urge: 4:40PM-5:20PM
August 18, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN (Somerset Amphitheater)
Doors: 1:30 PM
Serj Tankian: 6:10PM-7:00PM
Dillinger Escape Plan: 4:30PM-5:10PM
Lamb of God: 9:15PM-10:15PM
Machine Head: 7:05PM-8:05PM
Cannibal Corpse: 5:15PM-6:05PM
Prong : 3:45PM-4:25PM
For fans that can’t attend the festival this year, SLIPKNOT has partnered with TODOCAST and Event View Live to broadcast “SLIPKNOT Live at Knotfest” on demand starting Saturday, August 18. To reserve and purchase, visit: http://www.EventViewLive.com/. Fans worldwide can Pause Rewind and Watch the show—live as it happens, AND for a full 30 days after the event. Day-of-show footage includes a behind the scenes tour of the festival grounds, pre-show interviews with KNOTFEST artists and Mistress Juliya, the stunning high definition main stage performance of SLIPKNOT as well as exclusive post-show interviews with the band.
Step into KNOTFEST whose festival grounds will feature a one-of-a-kind apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts and wild amusement- park ride, while fire, percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience.
KNOTFEST 2012 dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater
Purchase tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/KNOTFEST-tickets/artist/1741056.
VIP package options: http://vipnation.com/programs/knotfest-2012/
August 17: Hotel accommodations: http://knotfest.com/aug-17
August 18: Camping options: http://www.tempotickets.com/knotfestcamping
Hoobastank has released their first webisode in anticipation of their upcoming release, Fight or Flight. Fight or Flight is Hoobastanks fifth studio album and is due out September 11th. The first single, “This Is Gonna Hurt,” is currently at #28 at alt rock radio and the group plans to shoot a video for the track next week here in LA.
SKELETONWITCH have announced that additional dates have been added to the upcoming fall headline “U.S. Abomination” tour, as well as some venue changes and additional special guests added to select shows. Complete dates are listed below.
The band just completed a headlining North American tour with support from Barnburner this past weekend which NOW Toronto reviewed as “completely pummelling” and are excited to hit the road once again!
SKELETONWITCH are out in support of their latest critically acclaimed release, “Forever Abomination” which earned them the cover of Decibel magazine as well as spots on several of the “Top Albums of the Year” lists for 2011. Limited edition vinyl of “Forever Abomination” and their 2009 release “Breathing The Fire” can be purchased now on the Prosthetic IndieMerch webstore HERE.
Come see Skeletonwitch on the “US Abomniation” tour here:
w/ Havok & Early Graves
9/14 Athens, OH - The Union Bar
9/15 Pittsburgh, PA - Ironworks
9/16 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
9/17 Albany, NY - Bogies
9/18 Burlington, VT - Monkey Bar
9/19 Bucksport, ME - The Kave
9/20 Boston, MA - Great Scott
9/21 Providence, RI - The Met
9/22 Manchester, NH - Rockos
9/23 Holyoke, MA - Waterfront Tavern
9/24 Wallingford, CT - Cherry St.
9/25 Asbury Park, NJ - Ashbury Lane
9/26 Lemoyne, PA - The Champ
9/27 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory w/ Mutilation Rites
9/28 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
9/29 Baltimore, MD -Ottobar
9/30 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
10/1 Johnson City, TN - Hideaway
10/2 Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
10/3 Durham, NC - Motorco
10/4 Summerville, SC - 50 Yard Line
10/5 Jacksonville, FL - Phoenix Taproom
10/6 Pembroke Pines, FL - Talent Farm
10/7 Lake Worth, FL - Speakeasy
10/8 Orlando, FL - The Bombshell
10/9 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
10/11 Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
10/12 Savannah, GA - The Jinx
10/13 Atlanta, GA - Club 529
10/14 Nashville, TN - The End w/ Black Tusk
10/15 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
10/16 New Orleans, LA - Siberia
w/ Mutilation Rites & Havok
10/17 Houston, TX - Walters
10/18 Dallas, TX - Trees
10/19 Austin, TX - Red 7
10/20 McAllen, TX - Fallback Records
10/21 Corpus Christi, TX - Zeros
10/22 San Antonio, TX - Korova
10/23 Midland, TX - New Blue Max
10/25 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre
10/26 Gallup, NM - Juggernaut
10/27 Flagstaff, AZ -Tacos Loco
10/28 Scottsdale, AZ - Chasers
10/29 Fullerton, CA - Slidebar
10/30 West Hollywood, CA -The Whiskey A Go Go
10/31 Bakersfield, CA -The Dome
11/1 Santa Cruz, CA-Catalyst Atrium
11/2 Oakland, CA -Metro Opera House
11/3 Reno, NV -The Alley
11/4 Bend, OR -The Horned Hand
11/5 Portland, OR- Branx
11/6 Seattle, WA -Studio 7
11/7 Boise, ID -The Venue
11/8 Ogden, UT- Mojos
11/9 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
11/10 Kansas City, MO -The Granada
11/11 Des Moines, IA- Vaudeville Mews
11/12 Minneapolis, MN -Triple Rock
11/13 Chicago, IL- Reggies
11/14 Columbus, OH -Ace Of Cups
11/15 Grand Rapids, MI- Pyramid Scheme
11/16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick w/ Red Fang & Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts
11/17 Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
For tickets and more information please visit:
Greetings. This is D. Randall Blythe, checking in from my beloved hometown of Richmond, VA, United States of America. I was recently released on bail from Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czech Republic, after over a month of incarceration. Now that I am out for the moment, I would like to say a few things.
1. While in prison, I had minimal knowledge of how my case was viewed anywhere but the Czech Republic. I was told by my attorney that I had a lot support from peers in the music industry, my hometown, fans, and of course my family. I cannot express how emotional it made me upon my release to read about even a fraction of the voices that were raised on my behalf. From legends in my music community, to fans across the world, and even people who were previously unaware of my existence but sympathized with my plight- I am truly humbled. I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers. I would especially like to thank the people of Richmond, VA, for standing by me. In the 48 hours I have been home, many people I have never met before have stopped me on the street, waved and smiled as I passed by, or said hello in a restaurant. All have said “We are glad you are home, Randy”. You all make me proud and grateful that I call Richmond home.
2. I would like state that I suffered no abuse, from either authorities or inmates, during my incarceration in Pankrác. I received no special treatment, and was in general population with everyone else- make no mistake, it was prison, not some celebrity rehab tv show. But I was treated fairly by the guards and kindly by my fellow inmates. People are dying of starvation all over the world. Men and women are losing their lives daily in the Middle East and other war torn regions. I had food, clothes, shelter, and no one was trying to kill me. I cannot complain over a short stay in prison while many people elsewhere fight to survive on a daily basis.
3. If it is deemed necessary for me to do so, I WILL return to Prague to stand trial. While I maintain my innocence 100%, and will do so steadfastly, I will NOT hide in the United States, safe from extradition and possible prosecution. As I write this, the family of a fan of my band suffers through the indescribably tragic loss of their child. They have to deal with constantly varying media reports about the circumstances surrounding his death. I am charged with maliciously causing severe bodily harm to this young man, resulting in his death. While I consider the charge leveled against me ludicrous and without qualification, my opinion makes no difference in this matter. The charge exists, and for the family of this young man, questions remain. The worst possible pain remains. It is fairly common knowledge amongst fans of my band that I once lost a child as well. I, unfortunately, am intimately familiar with what their pain is like. Therefore, I know all too well that in their time of grief, this family needs and deserves some real answers, not a media explosion followed by the accused killer of their son hiding like a coward thousands of miles away while they suffer. I am a man. I was raised to face my problems head on, not run from them like a petulant child. I hope that justice is done, and the family of Daniel N. will receive the closure they undoubtably need to facilitate healing. I feel VERY STRONGLY that as an adult, it would be both irresponsible and immoral for me not to return to Prague if I am summoned. This is not about bail money. This is about a young man who lost his life. I will act with honor, and I will fight to clear my good name in this matter. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you all peace.
- Lamb of God
GROUP TO PERFORM AT TWO-DATE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 IN COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 IN SOMERSET, WI/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Organizers for the first annual KNOTFEST are thrilled to announce that Randy Blythe, lead vocalist for the group Lamb Of God, has been freed from the Czech Republic and is on a flight back to the United States. In their first performance since his imprisonment this past June, Randy and his band will perform live at KNOTFEST in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater.
“We are honored to present Lamb of God and thrilled to learn that Randy will be onstage for what is sure to be an amazing moment at KNOTFEST,” KNOTFEST organizers said.
KNOTFEST is an extraordinary two-date metal and hard rock festival featuring performances from headliners SLIPKNOT as well as DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, MACHINE HEAD, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. The festival grounds will feature an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience.
For all KNOTFEST ticketing options, visit: http://www.ticketmaster.com/KNOTFEST-tickets/artist/1741056. For VIP package options, visit: http://vipnation.com/programs/knotfest-2012/.
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater
For more information on KNOTFEST, visit:
NYC street punks THE CASUALTIES will release their forthcoming album ‘Resistance’ on September 25th through Season of Mist. Resistance will be available on CD, limited edition LP (with bonus track and download card) and limited edition Digibox including the CD with a bonus track, bandana, bottle opener and patch.
THE CASUALTIES are currently on the road co-headlining the “TONIGHT WE UNITE!” tour alongside the NEKROMANTIX. The tour also includes Down By Law, Lower Class Brats, and more. A list of confirmed dates are below
8/01 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
8/02 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock
8/03 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
8/04 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
8/05 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
- The Casualties
Hosted by TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy with Performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War, Abysmal Dawn and More!
Taking Place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA
Slaughter By The Water 3 is pleased to announce the addition of the almighty Exodus as this year’s main stage headliner! The main stage will also include performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War and Abysmal Dawn. The Pier stage will include performances by Enemy In Peril, Desecrator, Necrosin, Hemotoxin, Ulysses, Siren, Scars of Envy and ZH. A video of Bay Area thrash legends Testament announcing Exodus as the headliners is online now and can be viewed at this location.
The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College. The event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy, who recently sat down and recorded an intro video below:
Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00. Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available athttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256892. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.
From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon.
GET TO THE HORNET EARLY! All main stage ticket purchases also entitle you to a discounted admission rate to freely roam the USS Hornet on the day of the event between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Discounted admission is $12.00 per person in addition to the cost of the general admission ticket. Slaughter By The Water general admission tickets only get you access to the ship and our private tours after 5pm.
There is free parking at this event.
Private Tours (groups of 15) available after 5pm include:
2nd Deck Tour: The Sick Bay, Torpedo Room, Marine Detachment Unit, Chapel, and more.
Island tour: Sit in the Ship’s Captain’s Chair, explore the Pilot house and Admirals Bridge, go to the top secret Combat Information Center and see the view from the Primary Flight Control the Air traffic control tower of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet.
Haunted Tour: Forecastle - ghost stories from where the tidal wave hit the USS Hornet Museum.
The second edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in June 2011 at The Craneway Pavillion. The show billing included AUTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and more. The festival also hosted Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” winner Grill ‘Em All, led by chefs Ryan Harkins and Mathew Chernus. The first edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in April 2010 at the Oakland Metro. The show billing included TOXIC HOLOCAUST, FUELED BY FIRE, BONDED BY BLOOD, and many more.
The USS Hornet is 893 feet long and 33,000 tons of metal, it’s nicknamed “The Grey Ghost in Alameda” and is said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy, with numerous reports of supernatural events occurring onboard. She is also a “Rosie the Riveter” ship with thirty percent of her construction crew being women and she holds a couple Navy records: most planes shot down in a day (72) and most planes shot down in a month (255). The USS Hornet was also the location Exodus filmed their video for “War Is My Sheppard”. Check out an insider view of the ship below:
Television shows, music video credits and networks highlighting the USS Hornet include SyFy - Ghost Hunters s04e422, Travel Channel - Ghost Adventures, MTV Music Video - Saving Abel “18 Days”, BBC - The Battle of Midway special, Buick - new Lacrosse model commercial, Fear Factor - All-Military episode, JAG - Ghost Ship episode, History Channel - Man, Moment, Machine series - Doolittle Raid episode and more. Major motion picture credits include CARRIER, RESCUE DAWN (starring Christian Bale), and XXX2: STATE OF THE UNION.
Live Nation Presents Primus 3D Tour at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom October 19, 2012
Tickets Onsale Friday, August 3 at 12pm via Ticketmaster HERE
Primus is excited to announce a unique 3D tour this fall, featuring two sets per evening. Being that this is the first- ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical performance, this groundbreaking tour is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound. Primus will be stopping by Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 19.
Recently, Primus released the video for “Lee Van Cleef,” premiered via TeamCoco.com. Primus also debuted the video for the single “Tragedy’s a’ Comin’”, which premiered on IFC.com in a three-part series (part 1, part 2, part 3).
Primus’ latest album, Green Naugahyde, was produced and engineered by Les Claypool in his personal studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Northern California, and features Claypool, long- time guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Jay Lane. Lane was in an early lineup of the band, and was also in Sausage, a 1994 reunion of the 1988 Primus lineup.
Green Naugahyde expands on Primus’ incomparable sound and also sees them bringing it into the next millennium. It is a cerebral and complex album that, like all of the band’s output, is teeming with the band’s signature blend of whimsy and underlying darkness. For the past 27 years, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence.
Green Naugahyde is a Primus record with all of the magic and mystery that phrase entails-and while no one can say for sure what the future will hold in store for the band, the most important thing is that the album exists and will inevitably hold its own in the band’s impressive cannon of music.
Dave Matthews Band is inviting fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest
single, “Mercy.” Individuals who complete one (or more) easy-to-follow photo and/or video
tasks may find their images featured within the unique, fan based music video. Details are
posted at http://mercy.davematthewsband.com. One lucky fan who enters will win a trip to
the final show of Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour, which will take place at Shoreline
Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on September 9. Fans do not need to contribute to the
video in order to win.
“Mercy” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Away From The World. The
track, which is already a Top 3 hit at Triple A radio, is available now at all digital retailers.
On September 11, RCA Records will release Away From The World in CD, digital and vinyl
formats. Fans can pre-order the standard and deluxe editions of Away From The World on
the iTunes Store and at http://www.davematthewsband.com. The deluxe edition contains three
additional tracks, which are exclusive live recordings of songs from the album. A
super-deluxe edition, containing the deluxe CD, a DVD, a 2012 tour photo book and
more, can also be pre-ordered at http://www.davematthewsband.com.
The group recorded Away From The World with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first
three studio records – Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded
Streets. The upcoming album is the follow-up to 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux
King, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band one of
only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop
8/31 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/1 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/2 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/7 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
9/8 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
9/9 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre *
# with The Avett Brothers
* with Allen Stone
- Dave Matthews Band
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 30, 2012 - Green Day today revealed a live video of “Let Yourself Go” - a new track from their upcoming album Green Day ¡UNO!, the first of their forthcoming album trilogy Green Day ¡UNO! Green Day ¡DOS! Green Day ¡TRÉ! The video was filmed on November 17th, 2011 in Austin, TX and is premiering exclusively at AltPress.Com. Produced by Rob Cavallo and being released by Reprise Records, Green Day ¡UNO! will street September 25th, Green Day ¡DOS! November 23rd, and Green Day ¡TRÉ! January 15, 2013.
View the video HERE
- Green Day
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD—described as “a musical force taking a jackhammer to pop music’s boundaries” (Phil Gallo, Billboard, 5/19/12)—have announced a much-anticipated North American headlining tour. It launches October 3 in Orlando and concludes November 3 with an appearance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin (see full itinerary below). The tour is in support of THIS IS PiL, their acclaimed first album of new music in 20 years that was released this past May via their own PiL Official label, with distribution through Redeye in the U.S. and Cargo in the U.K. Tickets for the PiL shows will go on sale August 3 and 4: see http://www.pilofficial.com for ticket links.
This past April, PiL played two special shows at London’s Heaven on April 1 and 2 showcasing new tracks “Lollipop Opera,” “One Drop,” “Deeper Water,” and “Out of the Woods” (a song written about the Battle of Chancellorsville) among the group’s classics. In a live review, The Times (U.K.) noted: “This was an evening of uncompromising art music, worthy of the total concentration of the audience.” JOHN LYDON recalls this performance at Heaven this spring, an epic Coachella moment and returning to the U. S. for the fall North American headlining tour in this webisode: John Lydon Lollipop Blog- Part 3
Watch PiL perform the classic track “Religion” and “Deeper Water”—one of the standout tracks from THIS IS PiL—both recorded at the electrifying April 2 Heaven show which is included in full as a bonus live DVD, “There is a PiL in Heaven,” on the deluxe edition of THIS IS PiL. Online exclusive links below:
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD, Headlining U.S. Tour
Wed 10/3 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
Fri 10/5 Miami, FL Grand Central
Sat 10/6 Ybor City, FL Cuban Club
Mon 10/8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue 10/9 Brooklyn, NY The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu 10/11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 10/12 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 10/13 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Mon 10/15 Boston, MA Royale Boston
Tue 10/16 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Thu 10/18 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Fri 10/19 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sun 10/21 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Mon 10/22 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Thu 10/25 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Sun 10/28 Los Angeles, CA Club NOKIA
Thu 11/1 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
FUN FUN FUN FEST
Sat 11/3 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
John Lydon: After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed PUBLIC IMAGE LTD in 1978. Outside of PiL, John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses.
Lu Edmonds: Multi-instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album Happy? and co-writing the album 9 adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
Bruce Smith: Former drummer in The Pop Group and The Slits became percussionist for PiL also in 1986 playing and recording on the albums Happy? and 9. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce Smith brought his unique style into the fold.
Scott Firth: A bass player/multi-instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve Winwood, John Martyn, and Elvis Costello.
NEW ALBUM ‘MINUS THE MACHINE’ OUT TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 ON PALEHORSE/ILG
“The song is a linchpin of the Knoxville group’s sixth studio album, and the clip is a dark affair as mesmerizing as the single’s winding rhythms.” —FUSE TV
As 10 YEARS gear up for the August 7 release of their forthcoming album MINUS THE MACHINE, the group has premiered the video for the first single “Backlash” as well as an exclusive in-studio interview today on FUSE TV. The hard driving track debuted #35 on the Active Rock radio chart and continues to climb garnering more spins, hitting #27 this week.
The group—JESSE HASEK (Lead Vocals), BRIAN VODINH (Guitar/Drums), RYAN “TATER” JOHNSON (Guitar/Screams) and LEWIS COSBY (Bass)—will release MINUS THE MACHINE on their own label Palehorse Records, a partnership with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG). The disc is sonically powerful, hauntingly beautiful and textured, while lyrically exposed, intimate and personal—it truly represents the soul of 10 YEARS. Fans can pre-order the album now at iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/minus-the-machine/id540566595. A special deluxe version of the album with three bonus tracks is also available here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/minus-machine-deluxe-edition/id540754400.
- 10 Years
No Doubt will be appearing on Good Morning America and Jimmy Fallon today and tomorrow as they gear up for the release of the long awaited album Push and Shove due out September 25th. To learn how to be a part of the audience for both shows, head to http://www.nodoubt.com/news/default.aspx?nid=39048
Thursday, July 26th - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC @ 12:35am EDT/PDT
Friday, July 27th - Good Morning America on ABC @ 7:00am EDT/PDT
Get more info at http://www.nodoubt.com
Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled. The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.
LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.
Insane Clown Posse are slated to premiere the new video for “Chris Benoit” this Thursday, July 26th on Violent J’s Psychopathic Radio program, The Witching Hour. The premiere will go down during the show (with special guest Shaggy 2 Dope), which airs from 9:00pm - 1:00am EST on http://www.psychopathicradio.com. “Chris Beoit” is the first track to surface from ICP’s upcoming album, The Mighty Death Pop, due August 14th.
Tickets for the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, featuring performances by Raekwon, The Pharcyde, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Master P, Warren G and more, are on sale now at http://www.juggalogathering.com. Fans can check out a new video which gives information about everything happening at The Gathering of the Juggalos.
Rock Bands KISS, Mötley Crüe, Announce $250,000 Donation to National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program
Members of Both Bands Present Check to
Help Veterans and Military Spouses Find Meaningful Employment
BRISTOW, VA—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that rock bands KISS and Mötley Crüe are donating $250,000 to the National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. The band members from KISS and Mötley Crüe presented a check to Hiring Our Heroes at the kickoff of THE TOUR of 2012 in Bristow, VA.
“We are grateful and excited about the generous gift from KISS, and Mötley Crüe,” said Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Schmiegel (Ret.), executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes program. “This donation will allow us to hold hiring fairs around the country, as well as refine them to offer transition assistance workshops, ultimately helping us make even a greater difference on the critical issue of veteran and military spouse unemployment.”
The relationship with Hiring Our Heroes began when KISS and Mötley Crüe pledged to hire a veteran as a roadie as part of the National Chamber Foundation and Capital One’s “Hiring 500,000 Heroes” campaign. Army veteran and longtime KISS fan Paul Jordan was selected after a review of 1,900 applications received by Hiring Our Heroes. Jordan, who is from Buford, Georgia, served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The goal of the initiative is to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.
In March 2011, the Chamber, in conjunction with the National Chamber Foundation, launched its Hiring Our Heroes program, a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. The Chamber started the program to improve public-private sector coordination in local communities, where veterans and their families are returning every day. To date, Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 220 hiring fairs in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, helping more than 10,400 veterans and military spouses find employment.
The National Chamber Foundation (NCF), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to identifying and fostering public debate on emerging critical issues. They provide business and government leaders with insight and resources to address tomorrow’s challenges.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Its been over 40 years and well over 6000 concerts for Ted Nugent as he continues his aural assault on rock n roll audiences all over the world. Currently on tour with classic rockers Styx and REO Speedwagon on the “Rock n Roll Express Tour”, Nugent’s stage setup has evolved since his last swing through the area, replacing a stage full of machine guns with a stage full of guitars.
Opening the show for the tour, Nugent broke into “Wango Tango” to setting a mood that was upbeat, silly, fun and not too darn serious. With only a 40 minute opening setlist, Nugent didn’t screw around and focused more playing the guitar than delivering political quips.
The full set included the following Nugent classics: “Just What the Doctor Ordered”, “Free For All”, “Stormtroopin”, “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang”, a smoking version of Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House”, “Hey Baby”, “Cat Scratch Fever” and an epic rendition of his classic song “Stranglehold”.
Paired up with his friend Derek St Holmes on vocals, Ted Nugent and his band continue to entertain and rock the masses. For more information on Ted Nugent and the “Rock n Roll Express Tour, visit http://www.tednugent.com
- Ted Nugent
LAMB OF GOD management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.
- Lamb of God
Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST—an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival—will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at: http://www.knotfest.com.
“KNOTFEST is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,” explains Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.”
Featuring two heavy-hitting stages of hard music, KNOTFEST will create an intoxicating spectacle, as fans descend into a decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides—including the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only)—while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. Upon entering the gates, sinister surprises including a Slipknot museum and powerful, vibrant art installations await around every corner for fans to discover and explore.
Tickets for KNOTFEST go on-sale Friday, June 8 at 10:00 AM EDT at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the box office. GA tickets and a limited number of VIP packages will be available with amenities ranging from early entrance, a shaded VIP bar and lounge with a main stage viewing area (21+ only), VIP catered meals, preferred parking and a meet and greet with Slipknot. To view all ticket and VIP options for both dates, visit: http://www.knotfest.com.
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater
After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST—the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era—is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.
Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at http://www.riotfest.org.
RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park—which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor—in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.
A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.
More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.
As previously announced, RIOT FEST enjoyed a successful east coast expansion to Philadelphia in 2011 and on Thursday, July 19, the music fest will return to the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with REFUSED, THE PROMISE RING, AUGUST BURNS RED, OFF!, GAMEFACE, BOY SETS FIRE, HIRS and more. Although initially planned as a three-day event in Philly this year, RIOT FEST promoters have come across a exciting new opportunity for the East Coast and have decided to focus their efforts on making this a special late-summer event. Expect a full announcement soon. For all questions regarding tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02004877837836DE7/21
RIOT FEST is the brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough who launched the first Riot Fest in fall of 2005 throughout multiple music venues in Chicago, IL. Riot Fest brings fans of all ages together to celebrate rock, indie and punk from every era. The fest has become well-known for reuniting influential underground artists and has quickly become one of the top music destination festivals in the U.S. for fans. The goal for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL 2012 is to create the best live experience possible for everyone from 14 year olds to those over 40. Check out the Q&A below with RIOT FEST founder and promoter Michael Petryshyn.
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How did the concept of the Riot Fest & Carnival, which is new this year, come about?
My partner in Riot Fest Sean McKeough and I have been tossing around the carnival aspect for quite a while. It first originated in 2009 with the idea of starting a new festival or taking Riot Fest outside. That’s when we first started talking about adding some carnival aspects to it—ultimately to make it a better overall experience. When the decision was made, we wanted to differentiate ourselves from every other festival that’s going on right now, whether it’s something as massive as Lollapalooza or something smaller like Pitchfork. The carnival aspect is more fun and lighthearted. There’s a certain romanticism we have with state fairs and carnivals here in the office, so we got this notion stuck in our heads a few years back that it would be great to see The Descendents play on a Ferris Wheel with corn dog in hand. I’m sure there will be some detractors, but we’ve always tried to make the fest more about having a good time the trying to obtain any kind of scene points. What it comes down to is that we’re all about good music and people having a good time. It’s really that simple: Good bands of every generation, carnival rides, throwing darts at balloons in hopes of winning a knock-off Stewie while devouring a funnel cake. Also, Humboldt Park is one of Chicago’s largest and most beautiful parks. It’s so scenic with the lake and tree lines which provide shady areas and from the stages you can see the Chicago skyline. Humboldt and Logan Square are great places in Chicago right now—a lot of life exists in this area. We think we hit the nail on the head with picking Humboldt Park as the home for Riot Fest for years to come. We’re not moving. We love Humboldt Park—walking through it is just exciting. I did walk-throughs at other parks but when you enter Humboldt Park the beauty of the setting sinks in and it plays just as much of an instrumental role in the festival as some of the artists do. Humboldt is its own little being. With us taking Riot Fest outside this year, people will finally see our vision for the first time. It took a few years to develop.
How do you approach booking the festival and giving it a life of its own?
I think there are two ways people approach booking a festival. Obviously, no matter which way you do it, you have to count on numbers. You can’t just book all your “favorite bands” and hope that everybody will show up. Granted, we still handpick all of the bands from openers to headliners, so in fact, we are in essence booking bands we’re really into, but you do need anchors that make sense. With that said, bands like Iggy and The Stooges, Elvis Costello, Rise Against, Descendents and the entire bill represent who we are better than any branded logo or long-winded explanation of why we book the way we do. The proof is right there in the lineup. Every band on here from Dropkick Murphys to A Day to Remember, all the way to The Jesus and Mary Chain and Gogol Bordello, represents unique aspects of what Riot Fest was, is and will continue to be. We will never be pigeon-holed into something that doesn’t attract fans of every generation. That’s not fair to fans of music and especially the bands—and the consequence is that you become predictable and stagnant.
For the layout itself, there will be three main stages and one side stage. When we drew up the site, we took into consideration how sound was going to project to avoid any bleeding. We’re pretty safe on that. Also, if you want to you can check out every band on the line-up you can. There is some minimal overlap of 5-10 minutes, but there won’t be the same kind of conflicts as when we did it during club days. Also, we’re not using the entire park—only a quarter. But that one quarter is still pretty massive. To put it into perspective, you can fit three Union Parks into one the section of Humboldt we’re using. With the extra space, we’ve created the carnival aspect, side show attractions and a few more surprises. Humboldt is set up so there is a lot of leisurely space. You can sit by a tree, hang out and have a beer. You can go on the Ferris Wheel. You can eat food at tons of cool food vendors. You can go shopping with the artists we have onsite. There will be tattoo vendors, everything. Another big thing for us, is that people want to sit down every now and then. The one part of festivals I don’t like is that that there is nowhere sit where you’re being taken over by foot traffic and music. We set up Humboldt so there is plenty of space to just hang out. If people need to escape from the sun or whatever, it’s all there.
Talk about the evolution of Riot Fest from multiple clubs to going outside at Humboldt Park.
Riot Fest traditionally has been a venue-based festival. We started off pretty small the first couple of years. We had one big show and a couple of side shows. During 2009, we incorporated a lot more venues such as Congress, The Metro, Double Door, SubT, Beat Kitchen, AAA; so at any given time there would be two or three shows going on. Which provided a cool hub and spoke feel; especially for the out-of-towners who came and got to explore Chicago through the clubs. However, it came to the point where we were cannibalizing our own market a little bit, i.e. a Congress, Metro and Double Door show at the same time. Ultimately, it put people in a bad position to pick shows. We decided to avoid that altogether and put everything into one or two days. With that, at least in our eyes, we’d have a great fest. And doing the trial run in Philadelphia last year was a validating factor that taking this outside is the right move. We never saw so many smiling faces at a show before.
How did Riot Fest start?
I was working on my PHD and working at a law firm and it hit me one day, it would be cool to get all of my favorite bands together to play at one show. I remember jotting down on a piece of paper what would be a funny, quirky name for a festival and I jotted 50 down before Riot Fest—which was tongue in cheek—slipped from my pen. In May of 2005, I started reaching out to bands and about five months later the first Riot Fest was born. Basically, I was running everything, all the day-to-day. The first time I walked into the Congress Theatre to rent it I tried to play off like I knew what I was doing, but I was completely green. I hadn’t done anything on a large scale at all before I started doing Riot Fest. I had no intention of doing it again. I had enough of the stress of it and everything on my shoulders. A couple months passed and I missed it. The next year in 2006, the Naked Raygun reunion happened at Riot Fest, which was a big deal for Chicago—the most legendary punk band ever to come out of here and that’s when it kind of took a life of its own. Up until 2008, it was a year-to-year thing for me. And it wasn’t until a good three-and-a-half years in that we decided to see it through.
CHICAGO SHOW FRIDAY, JUNE 1st at CONGRESS THEATER
Against Me! and The Icarus Line To Support
Venerable rock band The Cult will hit the pavement hard this summer with the first leg of its 2012 North American tour. They will make a stop in Chicago June 1st to rock the Congress Theater with support from Against Me! and The Icarus Line. “This is going to be a very intense, high-energy tour,” said The Cult’s vocalist, Ian Astbury. “We are really looking forward to the time we spend on stage connected to our music and our audience. That’s our purpose.”
Tickets at $22.00, on sale now and the show is all ages. http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/111147?utm_medium=bks
The Cult - Astbury, Billy Duffy, called one of the post-punk era’s greatest guitarists, Chris Wyse on bass, drummer John Tempesta, and touring member Mike Dimkich on rhythm guitar - is touring in support of Choice of Weapon, the band’s first new studio album in five years, due out May 22 (Cooking Vinyl).
Featuring The Cult’s signature sounds of Astbury’s vocals and Duffy’s guitar, the album was produced by Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E. Masters of Reality) and Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush, The Cult’s Sonic Temple), recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert and the band’s Witch Mountain studio between July and December 2011, and written by Astbury and Duffy.
Early praise for the record came from the Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner who wrote that Choice of Weapon “feels like the work of the cosmically inclined outfit responsible for such durable records as 1985’s Love, 1987’s Electric and 1989’s smash hit Sonic Temple than anything the band has done in years.”
Choice of Weapon reflects the survival in today’s volatile world where the sense of entitlement is growing, where we are constantly bombarded by “ones and zeros,” and where the “have-nots” increase on a daily basis. The album poses the questions, “how do we survive and still keep our integrity and humanity? What weapons do we choose to insure a sane future for ourselves and our children, and not de-evolve into a ‘Hunger Games’ scenario?”
On these North American dates, The Cult will play many of their classics as well as introduce fans to some of their new songs, including “Lucifer” - not a song about the devil, but a reference to the morning star, the idea of a journey through darkness and decadence to find the road to wisdom - “Honey From a Knife” - based on the Buddhist teaching about the seductiveness of addiction - and “For The Animals,” the first official single from Choice of Weapon. “For The Animals” asserts the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing group of disenfranchised youth in our society.
THE CULT PLAY CONGRESS THEATER WITH AGAINST ME
AND THE ICARUS LINE FRIDAY JUNE 1st
Doors 6:30/Show 6:30 Tickets $22.00
FINLAND – Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has revealed initial details on its upcoming 8th studio record, Manala. The band’s fourth Nuclear Blast Records release will hit stores on August 14th in North America. Main man, Jonne Järvelä, has issued a statement explaining the concept behind the album’s title.
“Manala is the realm of the dead - the underworld in Finnish mythology. Tuonela, Tuoni, Manala and Mana are used synonymously. This place is best known for its appearance in the Finnish national epic Kalevala, on which many of our new songs are based. In the 16th poem of Kalevala, Väinämöinen, a shamanistic hero travels to Manala to seek for knowledge about the dead. On the journey he meets the ferrywoman (similar to Charon), a girl, Tuonen tytti, or Tuonen piika (Death’s maid), who takes him across the river of Tuoni. However, on the isle of Tuoni he is not given the spells he was originally looking for and he barely manages to escape the place. After his return he curses anyone trying to enter the place alive.”
While these mystical Finnish lyrics may sound intimidating to some, don’t worry; Manala will come with a bonus CD, including the whole album with English lyrics.
Stay tuned for further information! In the meantime, check out the song, “Metsälle,” a foretaste of the new compositions:
Murat Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN - 4/30/2012
Monday April 30, Leslie Feist and her band brought an experience to The Old National Center Murat Egyptian Room that was a much-needed breath of fresh air to Indianapolis. Feist began their 2012 tour at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California bringing with them Indie artists such as Bon Iver and Timber Timbre. On this tour, Feist has also brought with her the members of the Vermont folk group Mountain Man. Serving as her backup harmony Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Randall Meath, bring another level of intrigue to Feist’s tribal ensemble. The atmosphere is more of a late night rendezvous at a beach fire than a concert in the middle of the city.
Despite the fact that Indianapolis happens to be landlocked, Feist manages to transport the audience to a magnificent misty coastal mountain forest reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest. As Feist began an almost tribal melody as their new song “Graveyard” began with a trance like drum line. “Graveyard” gives you the impression of a fearful, brooding feeling when you hear Feist echoed by the perfect harmonies from the three sirens from Vermont. The eclectic, penetrating sounds ride the cusp of unnerving and inviting as the lyrics “Bring ‘em all back to life” lift you back from the abyssal gloom. The crowd sways like oceanic breathing as “So Sorry” acts as a catalyst to the sea swell and engulfs the crowd. Leslie Feists’ voice chills the spine as “Anti-Pioneer” serves as a reminder of nothing remains the same as the lyrics “when the flag changes colours, the language knows, when the month changes numbers, it’s time to go” washes over you.
The crowd is suddenly shocked into a highly conscious state by a deafening drum beat. Soon the drum rhythm of “Moon My Man” immersed the crowd into a harmonious handclap that barreled out of the Egyptian Room and down the street. Feelings of mystic bewilderment return as quickly as they left as the band transitioned into one of the album’s powerhouse tracks “Bittersweet Melodies.” Every person in the house was lost in depths of memories as the song and stage together brought about emotions of grief, happiness, madness and gratitude all together at once. The tour experience and sound engineering executes a flawless call and response from Feist and the audience.
Although the tour may have begun at a mammoth music festival, only a small venue can offer something intimate and altruistic between artists and fan, fortunately for the Indianapolis crowd, the Egyptian Room offers such an environment. Leslie asks fans in the crowd, what they want to play on stage! She chooses a young woman from the front row named Tessa. The band joins the crowd and Tessa sings a beautiful song in French. After Tessa set the bar extremely high, Leslie selects a brother and sister duo from the crowd. However, before they can start their song, an unidentified fan steals the stage and begins to play the piano. Despite the mystery man at the piano, the brother and sister (Katie and Kevin) just assimilate him and perform with him on the keys. Feist gives their fans an experience that is extremely rare and extremely selfless.
The second act of the show began with a primal fierceness as “The Bad in Each Other’s” trademark horn earmarks the unique touch that resembles a ballad of the classic antihero in a gritty western comparable the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Leslie’s voice permeates from deep down and punches through the darkness connecting soul to soul. Strapping on the acoustic and strumming the unsettling intro to “When You Comfort Me,” The crowd, the band and the backup singers need no queues as everyone in the house sings together with a monastery like chant “nah, nah, nah, nah, nah…“
In an effort to set the next phase of the night, Leslie asks the crowd to “…imagine this next song by one of two views, either by the Pine Moon or by the Black Lake.” Painting the mind’s scenery has never been easier as “Pine Moon” transfers the patrons to darkened summer camp days with ghostly stories keeping you awake. Not skipping a beat “Caught a Long Wind” picks up, where the night at camp left off with an acoustic intro leading into a clannish Celtic soundtrack. A sweet and somber melody begins to play as “Get It Wrong, Get It Right” grows into a complete compendium of sound, pushed forward by a beautiful piano backing.
As the band said their goodbyes, the crowd beckoned an encore. Not to disappoint Feist returned to the stage and immediately broke into past album favorites such as “When I was a Young Girl” and the crowd mover “Sea Lion Woman.” The room suddenly became much smaller as the fans packed the front rows tighter than a cattle car. For those who came for Feist’s first single “Mushaboom,” Feist invites them to sing along as Leslie steps away from the microphone and lets the audience carry the lyrics like a tribe in a trance. The mass of fans began to pair up, resembling a high school dance as “Let it Die’s” concert reputation spread from the Feist concert veterans to the rookies. Then, again, the band left the stage and said goodnight.
However, the crowd still craved more and refused to move. True to her fans, Leslie returned to the stage solo and grabbed her guitar and strutted into the hit single ”Intuition” from the Grammy Nominated Album “The Reminder.” She called to the crowd, and was answered in returned with an echo that seemed to come from everywhere, and nowhere, as the crowd answered the outro of the song “…did I, did I, did I…”Displaying her wide range of talents, Leslie moves from guitar to piano and closes the show with a piano rendition of “The Water.” Feist delivered a hauntingly regal performance that separates the band from others in its class. For one night, the Egyptian Room was not surrounded by concrete and buildings but by a Cliffside ocean and deep-forested mountains. Feist live is definitely a savage journey that pierces your heart and appeals to your soul.
Photo by; Lora Olive
Rock on the Range
Performance times have been announced for the sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE—America’s premier destination rock festival—held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.
The daily schedule is as follows (performance times subject to change):
Friday, May 18
Friday Night 4Play
F.Y.E. Second Stage
7:00 PM Hells Bells
7:45 PM Black Tide
8:30 PM Foxy Shazam
9:30 PM Hairball
Saturday, May 19
Monster Main Stage
Noon Adelitas Way
1:10 PM Halestorm
2:20 PM Theory of a Deadman
3:40 PM Chevelle
5:00 PM Slash
6:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
8:10 PM Shinedown
9:45 PM Incubus
F.Y.E. Second Stage
11:30 AM Emphatic
12:35 PM New Medicine
1:45 PM Falling in Reverse
3:05 PM Cavo
4:25 PM P.O.D.
5:55 PM Cypress Hill
11:30 AM Fox Rocks Winner
12:35 PM Otherwise
1:45 PM Rival Sons
3:05 PM Kyng
4:25 PM In This Moment
5:55 PM Bobaflex
Sunday, May 20
Monster Main Stage
12:05 PM Black Stone Cherry
1:15 PM Escape the Fate
2:30 PM The Darkness
3:50 PM Volbeat
5:10 PM Mastodon
6:45 PM Megadeth
8:15 PM Marilyn Manson
9:45 PM Rob Zombie
F.Y.E. Second Stage
11:30 AM Aranda
12:40 PM Redlight King
1:55 PM Trivium
3:15 PM Attack Attack!
4:35 PM Down
6:00 PM Anthrax
11:30 AM Ghosts of August
12:40 PM Eve to Adam
1:55 PM SOiL
3:15 PM James Durbin
4:35 PM 12 Stones
6:00 PM Lacuna Coil
April 23rd, 2012 - Multi-platinum alternative rock band Deftones have announced a summer tour supporting System Of A Down. The two-week summer jaunt kicks off on August 2nd in Philadelphia, PA and wraps August 15th in Chicago, IL.
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ "Rock Album of the Year," as well as KERRANG!‘s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers "Best Of" lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, CA recording their seventh studio full-length with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. The album will be released via Reprise Records later this year.
Deftones upcoming tour dates are as follows:
08/02 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC - Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON - Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, as well as the latest DEFTONES news.
Van Halen has just added 18 concerts to its highly successful 2012 North American tour in support of their highly-anticipated new album, A Different Kind of Truth. The new album - the band’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the iconic multi-platinum 1984 - will also be featured as Amazon’s Daily Deal today, April 20th, for the low price of $4.99.
Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale beginning today at 10:00am at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The full itinerary, including second shows added in Detroit, New York, and Philadelphia, can be found below.
Be sure to pick up A Different Kind of Truth on Amazon, and check out the official video for single "She’s The Woman" streaming now.
For more on Van Halen, visit their official site at http://www.van-halen.com.
Added Tour Dates:
Jul 07 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 09 Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
Jul 11 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Jul 13 E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
Jul 15 Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena
Jul 17 Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
Jul 19 Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
Jul 21 London, ON - John Labatt Centre
Jul 24 Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
Jul 26 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Jul 28 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Jul 31 Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Aug 02 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Aug 04 Knoxville, TN - Thompson Boling Arena
Aug 06 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Aug 08 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
Aug 10 Greenville, SC - BI-LO Center
Aug 12 Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Previously announced dates:
Apr 19 Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Apr 21 Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Apr 25 Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
Apr 27 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
May 1 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
May 5 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
May 7 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
May 9 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
May 11 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
May 17 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
May 19 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
May 22 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
May 24 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
May 27 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jun 1 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
Jun 3 Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Jun 5 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
Jun 9 Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
Jun 12 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
Jun 14 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
Jun 16 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
Jun 20 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jun 22 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Jun 24 Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Jun 26 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
- Van Halen
(New York,NY): Earlier this month , KORN garnered one of the greatest accolades in metal with winning the REVOLVER Golden God Award for “Album of the Year,” presented by Marshall Amplification, for The Path Of Totality (Roadrunner). The win, determined by fan generated votes, leads into the band’s third leg of their “Path of Totality” tour, launching this Friday, April 20 at Lonestar Amphitheater in Lubbock, TX.
It finds the band hitting several cities and amphitheaters, which will be a mix of headlining shows and festival dates. Openers on the tour include frontman JONATHAN DAVIS DJing as his alter ego, J Devil as well as dubstep talent Sluggo. Ticket information found at korn.com.
KORN released their new album THE PATH OF TOTALITY this past December where it debuted in the Top Ten on Billboard. The album has also been a fixture on Billboard’s Dance Electronic Albums chart, and has sold 500,000 digital singles from the album- a staggering amount for a rock band.
The Golden God Award was a unique win for the REVOLVER Golden God Award, as the California-based band collaborated with a range of EDM artists, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Feed Me and Kill the Noise, as well as 12th Planet who lent his production skills to the album’s current single “Way Too Far.”
THE PATH OF TOTALITY has been met with critical acclaim and KORN once again proved that they are ahead of the curve. In fact, not only has the album sold well, but has already garnered over 450,000 single sales—a staggering amount and a testament to the growing EDM following that KORN has amassed by experimenting with different genres. Other cuts from the album include the Top Five rock hits “Get Up!” with Skrillex and “Narcissistic Cannibal” also with Skrillex and Kill The Noise.
KORN Path of Totality Tour Dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 4/20 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
Sat 4/21 Woodlands, TX The Woodlands Pavillion
Mon 4/23 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Tue 4/24 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
Thu 4/26 San Antonio, TX Hemisphere Park
Fri 4/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sun 4/29 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
Mon 4/30 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
Wed 5/2 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Thu 5/3 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory
Fri 5/4 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Sat 5/5 Rockingham, NC Rockingham Speedway
Mon 5/7 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Tue 5/8 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Thu 5/10 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
With Rock On The Range, Columbus, Ohio’s gigantic three-day music festival fast approaching, the best of Columbus Ohio have been slugging it out at the Alrosa Villa for a spot on the Rock On The Range roster. Noise Auction and Sever have made it to the finals. Check out Noise Auction’s "A Long Way Down" and Sever’s "Happy No.9" almost live from the Alrosa Villa in Dayton, OH. May the best band win… and regardles, we hope to see you at this year’s Rock on the Range!
- Rock on the Range
April 18th, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA: Harakiri, the new studio album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian is set to be released July 10th on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. Look for a teaser video with a snippet of the first single, “Figure It Out,” on Serj’s website next week.
Harakiri, a Japanese word meaning ritual suicide, is the follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed Imperfect Harmonies and the third solo release from the System Of A Down frontman. As with 2007’s Elect the Dead and Imperfect Harmonies, Serj produced Harakiri himself at his home studio in Los Angeles. He tried to approach writing a little differently this time around “I used the Apple iPad as a songwriting instrument to sketch out three of the songs on the record” explains Serj. “We must trick ourselves into writing in different ways to get unexpected results.” The album will also feature performances by Serj’s touring band, The F.C.C. - Dan Monti on guitar, Mario Pagliarulo on bass, and Troy Zeigler on drums. Dan Monti is also co-mixing and co-engineering the album with Serj. The album is mastered by Vlado Meller (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West).
Serj reveals each of the song titles in a statement describing Harakiri below. The song names are in order and in bold:
“The Cornucopia of love/hate affairs with Gaia have made us scream “Figure It Out! CEOs are the disease.” Where abusive capitalism’s only fate is human/environmental devastation. The Ching Chime, diminutive drama of a gangsta Butterfly revealed that humanity’s tears actually outweigh yearly rainfall on the planet.
We have witnessed Harakiri on a grand scale tearing out the Occupied Tears of victims preyed on by victims turned aggressors creating a Deafening Silence through which we hear a voice plead, “Forget Me Knot, my child.”
Reality TV has become the searing indictment of a society best described as the Uneducated Democracy. The daughters of the evolution Weave On with blood dripping down their guilty hands onto the flag as the word republic is replaced by empire.” - Serj Tankian
“The year 2011 started with a fire. Some kids in Piha, NZ were setting off fireworks that landed on my neighbor’s property and lit the whole hill on fire. I knew it was going to be a hell of a year and it certainly was,” says Serj. “Within 5 days of that, reports came out about birds and fish dying in massive numbers globally. The omen was not lost on me. Varied creatures on earth were committing massive hara-kiri (the Japanese term signifying ritualistic suicide.) Do they know something we don’t about the coming times or the sustainability of the environment? That is the day I started writing this record.”
The symbolism of entire species eradicating themselves on a large scale struck Serj emotionally, and is an underlying theme on the entire record. He took that idea and went to work writing, incorporating all of the experiences of his chaotic year to make a different kind of record. “The record is different than any I’ve made as a solo artist. It is much more driving and punk oriented with influences ranging from goth to electronic to 80’s vibes, dynamically heavy rock to epic melodic songs. Lyrically, it spans the gauntlet of themes from personal, political and philosophical to spiritual, humor and love.”
Much of Harakiri was written in 2011, which was an incredibly busy year for the diversely talented musician and what Serj describes as “the busiest, most productive year of my life so far.” In February, the rock musical Prometheus Bound,which he composed all of the music for, opened at the Oberon Theater at Harvard in Boston to rave reviews. 2011 also saw Serj release his second poetry book, Glaring Through Oblivion. He toured with System of a Down across three continents, performed with the Opera Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia, where he also had political meetings with heads of state and hosted non-profit events. He then performed his first ever concert in Lebanon, the place of his birth, with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra. When he returned to the US, he finished writing four records: a jazz record, an electronic record he wrote with his friend Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence, a full classical symphony called Orca, and the new solo rock record, Harakiri, which comes out July 10th.
- Serj Tankian