February 2012 will be known as ‘the heaviest winter on record’. With seventeen dates across Canada beginning in St. John’s, NL and ending in Vancouver, BC, Deep Purple are poised for a flurry of performances.
Nearly four decades after forming, over 100 million albums sold worldwide and recent recipients of The Innovator Award at the 2011 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, Deep Purple are without a doubt one of the most dynamic and influential bands in rock history.
“Smoke On The Nation Tour” Canada 2012
Feb. 2 St. John’s, NL
Feb. 3 Corner Brook, NL
Feb. 5 Halifax, NS
Feb. 6 Moncton, NB
Feb. 8 Ottawa, ON
Feb. 9* Kingston, ON
Feb. 11 London, ON
Feb. 12 Toronto, ON
Feb. 13 Hamilton, ON
Feb. 15 Winnipeg, MB
Feb. 16 Regina, SK
Feb. 17 Saskatoon, SK
Feb. 19 Calgary, AB
Feb. 21 Edmonton, AB
Feb. 23 Price George, BC
Feb. 25 Victoria, BC
Feb. 26 Vancouver, BC
Following the release of their acclaimed second album ‘III’, the hottest rock’n’roll band in the world, Chickenfoot, are gearing up to perform two “Road Test” concerts in the UK next week.
As part of a short five-date European tour, Chickenfoot plays Manchester Academy (Sold Out) on Thursday January 12th, followed by London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday January 14th. The Road Test concerts mark the second time Chickenfoot will perform in the UK. Alongside tracks from the eponymous debut album, Chickenfoot will perform songs from ‘III’ for the first time outside of America.
Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani and ex-Van Halen members bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot’s original drummer, Chad Smith, has temporarily handed his sticks over to the legendary Kenny Aronoff, who will join the band for the European dates. Read the full Chickenfoot European tour press release – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/chickenfoot/tour.htm.
Finally….the official press release from the band:
After years of rumors and teases, iconic high-kicking rockers Van Halen are officially all the way back. Following an intimate club show in New York on Thursday night at Café Wha?, the group revealed that they will hit the road for a 45-date tour beginning February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The first show will take place less than two weeks after the release of A Different Kind of Truth, VH’s first album of new material with original singer David Lee Roth since 1984. The first single and video from the disc by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act, “Tattoo,” are slated to drop on Tuesday.
The tour will feature support from legendary R&B act Kool & the Gang on select dates, with tickets going on sale on January 14. According to a press release, fans can expect to hear some new songs on the tour alongside some of the band’s most beloved tunes, including “Eruption,” “Running With the Devil,” the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Jump” and “Hot for Teacher.”
In late December, Van Halen confirmed the reunion tour and album with 57-year-old Roth via a video released on the band’s official site.
Van Halen’s original bass player and backing vocalist, Michael Anthony, was booted from the band in 2006 after 32 years and replaced by guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s teenage son, Wolfgang. After parting ways with Roth in 1985, Van Halen rebooted with singer Sammy Hagar in 1985, enjoying a string of hit albums and songs through 1996, when Hagar was shown the door and briefly replaced by former Extreme singer Gary Cherone, who only lasted three years in the slot. After bringing Hagar back in from 2003 to 2005, Van Halen invited Roth back into the fold several years ago and toured with him in 2007 and 2008.
Dates for the Van Halen tour:
» February 18 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
» February 20 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
» February 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
» February 24 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
» February 28 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» March 1 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» March 3 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
» March 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» March 9 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
» March 11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» March 15 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» March 17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» March 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
» March 24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
» March 28 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
» March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
» April 1 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
» April 10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
» April 12 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
» April 14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
» April 16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Arena
» April 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
» April 21 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
» April 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
» April 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
» June 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
» June 3 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
» June 5 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
» June 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
» June 14 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
» June 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
» June 20 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» June 22 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
» June 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» June 26 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
HALCYON WAY, Atlanta’s premier metal band is bringing their powerful mixture of heavy, punishing riffs and infectious melodies to Europe this spring when they hit the road for a tour with Delain and Trillium. The tour kicks off April 26th in Hamburg, Germany and winds up May 16th in London.
Guitarist Jon Bodan commented about the upcoming tour:
“We’re very excited to be hitting the road again in Europe with Delain & Trillium this spring! It should be an epic tour with a great night of metal for all the fans. To celebrate the new year and the tour, fans new & old can get a special bundle deal on ‘Building The Towers’ and ‘IndoctriNation’ for only $20 including shipping, so visit the webshop and pick it up for super cheap!”
Visit the HALCYON WAY webshop at: http://www.halcyonway.com/webshop
“IndoctriNation”. “IndoctriNation” is the sequel to 2010′s “Building The Towers” and continues the sound and theme of that album. It features 5 brand new original tracks; a cover of “Stand Up” by Steel Dragon (from the movie Rock Star – song originally written by Sammy Hagar), a radio edit of “The Age Of Betrayal”, and an industrial remix of “The System”.
Aurally combining the heaviness of bands like Testament, the technical prowess of Dream Theater, the power metallic attitude of Evergrey and soaring vocal melodies, HALCYON WAY will leave you awestricken by their punishing riffs and unforgettable hooks.
HALCYON WAY ON TOUR
April 26 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
April 27 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Lido, Berlin, Germany
April 28 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Progresja, Warzaw, Poland
April 29 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Masters of Rock Cafe, Zlin, Czech Republic
May 02 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
May 03 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Arena, Vienna, Austria
May 04 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Backstage, Munich, Germany
May 05 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Rock’n’Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
May 06 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
May 08 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Gloria, Cologne, Germany
May 09 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
May 10 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 11 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Alhambra, Paris, France
May 12 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK
May 13 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Corporation, Sheffield, UK
May 15 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Academy 20, Manchester, UK
May 16 2012 – w. Delain and Trillium
Koko, London, UK
2011 – INDOCTRINATION – Nightmare Records
2010 – BUILDING THE TOWERS – Nightmare Records
2008 – A MANIFESTO FOR DOMINATION – Nightmare Records
Steve Braun – vocals
Jon Bodan – guitars
Zane – guitars
Kris Maltenieks – bass
Ernie Topran – drums
http://www.halcyonway.com (Official Website)
Van Halen announced the Pre-Sales of their new single, “Tattoo” which will be released on 1/10/2010. You can pre-order the song here!
Want to read about Van Halen’s club show last night? Please visit Bryan Reesman’s excellent ADD Blog here!
Here are some other songs with the “Tattoo” subject matter…..
Motley Crue – New Tattoo
Trouble Trible – Tattoo
Faster Pussycat – Tattoo
Vince neil – Tatttos & Tequila
Warrant – Bad Tattoo
Legendary rock guitarist, Michael Schenker, has announced four UK “Temple of Rock” concerts in May 2012. This marks the first time Schenker’s touring band will feature two ex-Scorpions members – Herman Rarebill (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass). Vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen) and MSG keyboardist, Wayne Findlay complete the line-up.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 13th May via the 24 hour box office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com. Hardcore Michael Schenker fans can purchase special Pre-Sale tickets from Planet Rock radio at 9am GMT on Wednesday 11th January.
The UK concerts will feature a plethora of hits spanning Michael Schenker’s colourful career. Songs to be performed by the “Temple of Rock” line-up include UFO’s “Rock Bottom” and “Doctor Doctor”, MSG’s “Armed and Ready” and “Into The Arena”, Scorpions classics “Another Piece of Meat” and “Rock You like a Hurricane”, plus new songs from the recently released “Temple of Rock” album “Miss Claustrophobia” and “Before the Devil Knows You´re Dead”.
May 2012 UK Tour Dates
May 9 – Wolverhampton The Wulfren
May 10 – Manchester HMV Ritz
May 11 – Glasgow O2 ABC
May 12 – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
How We End Up Alone,” the long awaited first single from HURT’s sixth studio album, ‘The Crux,’ is available everywhere today. Produced by HURT, engineered by HURT’s Michael Roberts and mixed by John Kurzweg (Puddle Of Mud, GodSmack), “How We End Up Alone” embodies the introspective lyrics written by J. Loren, Hurt’s singer and founder. Loren, who is known for running a sonic scale that includes a soaring chorus to ‘pin-drop’ whispers resulting in nothing short of anthemic. “How We End Up Alone.” which is already garnering rave reviews from the faithful like “Simply Amazing” and “The wait has been worth it,” will prove to be the culmination of years of road work and the mastering of one’s talents through artistic will and perseverance. Click here to listen and here to purchase.
The release of “How We End Up Alone” and ‘The Crux’ marks a milestone for Loren (vocals/guitar/violin), Michael Roberts (guitar), Rek Mohr (bass) and Victor Ribas (drums) in not only the release of the band’s sixth studio album but also in signing to a new label, Dallas, TX- based Carved Records. Tim Porter, CEO of Carved Records, says; “HURT stepped up and delivered an unparalleled musical experience with ‘The Crux’ and I have no doubt that their years of work in perfecting there art will culminate in the release of their biggest album to date. ‘The Crux’ is going to take HURT to another level!”
J. Loren goes on to describe the motivation behind the album and first single; “The inspiration is the conceptual exploration of the human condition in our eternally doomed struggle for us as creatures to understand ourselves. Fans of our older works will be pleasantly rewarded to hear a return to the sound that they know and love. We took our time and made this right. It is most different in the way that it is closest to the mark of a flawed perfection that is so very hard to achieve. And we did it while capturing more of our natural passion than ever before.”
HURT has been warming up selections from ‘The Crux’ this past fall along with re-imagining their repertoire on the road for their ‘ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE’ tour. “This is the other side of what we do and why we love doing it,” explains J. Loren. Instead of cranking up the electric guitars, the hard-rocking group pulled out their acoustic guitars, banjo, added a cellist and showcased J. Loren on his signature instrument, the violin for these shows as a way to reconnect with their fans and their music as well as introducing the new songs to the folks who matter most…the fans. The result was something both new and familiar. The ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE’s 2-hour-plus shows will continue in late January 2012 TBA and will reveal the many layers of their new and old songs as the band gears up for the release of ‘The Crux.’
ABOUT THE BAND: HURT was formed in 2000 and to date has sold over a quarter million albums and has generated over 150,000 plays at Active Rock, Rock and Alternative radio over several singles. Hurt first released two independent albums Hurt in 2000 and The Consumation in 2003 and many of the songs from these two albums found their way onto their first two major label releases. The band received critical success with their major label debut album, Vol. 1, released on March 21, 2006 and featured the hit singles “Rapture” and “Falls Apart.” Their second album was the critically acclaimed Vol. II, released on September 25, 2007, and they gained their biggest rock hit with the single “Ten Ton Brick.” HURT released their fifth studio album on April 7, 2009, titled Goodbye to the Machine which featured the hit “Wars.” ‘The Crux’ will be the band’s 6th studio album and will be available for sale worldwide on March 27, 2012.