In continued support of their sin-ridden new release Confessions, multi-platinum rockers BUCKCHERRY have confirmed additional summer tour dates that will span from coast to coast, and even into Canada. Debuting at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Confessions is described by Drum! Magazine as “…Buckcherry’s most ambitious album yet!” and continues to sweep crowds into hard rock oblivion.
Comprised of Josh Todd on vocals, guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel, BUCKCHERRY start their summer tour June 20 in Colorado Springs, CO, with special guests and label mates GIRL ON FIRE. The summer routing will include headlining shows, as well as festival appearances including the 2013 Moondance Jam, where they will share the stage with MOTLEY CRUE and CHEAP TRICK. The complete list of tour dates are below.
BUCKCHERRY Tour Dates
6/20/2013 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
6/22/2013 Las Vegas, NV — Redrocks*
6/25/2013 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory *
6/26/2013 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom*
6/28/2013 Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom*
6/29/2013 Seattle, WA — El Corazon*
7/03/2013 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre *
7/06/2013 Edmonton, AB –Union Hall*
7/07/2013 Calgary AB — Cowboys Stampede*
7/10/2013 Omaha, NE — Bourbon Theatre*
7/12/2013 Kansas City, MO — KC Live!
7/13/2013 Prairie du Chien, WI — Rock On The River Fest
7/16/2013 Rhinelander, WI — Elbo Room Lounge
7/17/2013 Oshkosh, WI — Rock USA
7/18/2013 Walker, MN — Moondance Jam **
7/20/2013 Winnipeg, MB — Maplegrove Rugby Park ***
7/26/2013 Baltimore, MD — Power Plant Live
7/27/2013 Louisville, KY — Fourth Street Live!
8/08/2013 Lake Charles, LA — L’Auberge Casino Resort
8/17/2013 Lake Odessa, MI — I-96 Speedway
* GIRL ON FIRE support
** with Motley Crue & Cheap Trick
*** MTS Super-Spike 2013
BAND TO PREVIEW NEW MATERIAL ON THE ROAD
BUSH LIVE FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS DVD NOW AVAILABLE
Earlier this week, multi-platinum rock band BUSH launched a North American tour with a sold-out show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas. The band’s set included two brand-new songs, “This House Is On Fire” and “Loneliness Is A Killer,” both recently written during sessions for their upcoming album, due out later this year. The U.S. tour will be followed by dates overseas, including shows in Russia, London and Vienna, among others (see itinerary below).
BUSH (vocalist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, drummer Robin Goodridge) recently released Live From Austin, Texas, an electrifying concert DVD featuring footage from an August 2011 sold-out show at Stubbs. The disc, also available on Blu-ray, features fan favorites “Machinehead,” “Glycerine” and “Comedown” – along with new hits “All My Life,” “The Afterlife” and “The Sound of Winter.”
BUSH made rock radio history with “The Sound of Winter,” becoming the first band ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio with a self-released single. The song appears on the group’s most recent release, THE SEA OF MEMORIES, which was the first Bush disc to be released via the band’s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records.
“The Sound of Winter” also holds the distinction of being the reunited group’s first No. 1 single since 1999’s chart-topping hit, “The Chemicals Between Us.”
Over the course of their career, Bush has sold more than 16 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 15 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5. Five of these became No. 1 hits: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” In 2008, Rossdale returned to the top of the charts with his solo single, “Love Remains The Same,” which hit No. 1 on iTunes and generated more than 1.6 million downloads.
Don’t miss your chance to catch BUSH live. Dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE LOCATION
4/24 Pharr Ent. Center Pharr, TX
4/26 GJ Sutton State Park San Antonio, TX
4/27 FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, TX
4/28 Iron City Birmingham, AL
4/30 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes-Barre, PA
5/1 Mass Mutual Center Springfield, MA
5/3 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
5/4 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
5/5 Charlotte Motor Speedway Charlotte, NC
5/7 Prairie Capital Convention Ctr Springfield, IL
5/8 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
5/10 Central Iowa Expo Boone, IA
5/11 Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
5/19 Columbus Crew Stadium Columbus, OH
5/22 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
5/23 Stir Cove, Harrah’s Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, IA
5/24 Catch The Fever Festival Grounds Pryor, OK
5/25 Riverfest Park Little Rock, AR
6/5 Stadium Live Club Moscow, RU
6/7 Rock im Park Nürnberg, DE
6/8 Rock im Park Nürnberg, DE
6/28 El Paso Convention & Perf Arts Ctr El Paso, TX
7/5 Hyde Park London, GB
7/7 De Effenaar Eindhoven, NL
7/10 Arena Wien “Open Air” Vienna, AT * with Smashing Pumpkins
7/12 Rock Zottegem Zottegem, BE
7/13 Dijkpop Festival Andijk, NL
7/18 Mares Vivas Festival Porto, PT
7/20 Deichbrand Festival Niedersachsen, DE
7/23 RockPlanet Pinarella di Cervia, IT
7/25 Sulkerrock Tienen, BE
7/26 Blue Balls Festival Lucerne, CH
7/27 Acoustic Lakeside Festival Eberndorf, AT
British Hard Rock legends UFO have confirmed that they will be returning to North America this Fall for a West Coast tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album Seven Deadly which was released earlier this year via Steamhammer/SPV. The tour kicks off November 15th in Chicago, IL and is currently scheduled to wrap up December 1st in Corona, CA.
Seven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals which are unique to UFO. So it’s no wonder that sound engineer Tommy Newton, in whose Area 51 studio in Celle, Germany, the new tracks were recorded, commented: “I’ve never heard a better Phil Mogg!”
The UFO frontman’s thoroughly impressive vocal performance goes hand in hand with the awesome compositions on Seven Deadly. The classic rock of “Burn Your House Down” features all the important UFO strengths, “Mojotown” sees the musicians sound tougher than ever, and last but not least “Year Of The Gun” features a pointed reference to UFO‘s early days.
UFO on Tour:
11/15: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/16: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/17: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
11/18: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
11/20: Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
11/21: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/23: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/24: Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club
11/25: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
11/28: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
11/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
11/30: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
12/1: Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
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Maryland rockers CLUTCH are teaming up with HELLYEAH for a North American Co-Headlining Tour this Spring. Both bands will play full headlining sets. The tour kicks off April 13th in Providence, RI and runs through May 11th in Joliet, IL. Throughout the tour there will also be dates that feature Clutch only and Hellyeah only as well as radio festivals and shows. A list of complete dates can be found below.
Hard rock supergroup HELLYEAH is touring in support of their new album Band of Brothers which is scheduled for a June 5th release in North America. The album, the band’s first effort for their new label home, Eleven Seven Music, was recorded in Dallas at drummer Vinnie Paul’s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (Godsmack, Evanessence), who also served as engineer.
Having produced track after track of heavy-hitting, in-your-face, feel good rock and roll on their previous two albums (2010′s STAMPEDE and 2007′s self-titled debut), Band of Brothers sees HELLYEAH taking a slightly different musical direction. Drawing on their former bands’ collective metal roots for inspiration, the influences and style of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan and Nothingface are immediately recognizable. More information regarding Hellyeah’s highly anticipated new album can be found HERE.
CLUTCH is hitting the road in support of their double vinyl edition of Blast Tyrant which is being released February 28th via Weathermaker Music. This 180+ gram expanded vinyl contains 16 songs and includes six mini-posters taken straight from Blast Tyrant’s “Atlas of the Invisible World”. Each illustrated poster is sized (8.5″ x 11″) and depicts one of the various characters featured within the Blast Tyrant storyline. Prior to February 28th, the double vinyl edition of Blast Tyrant is exclusively available via www.Clutchmerch.com. CLUTCH will also be releasing a picture disc single of the new track “Pigtown Blues” on April 24th. This is the first new studio material from CLUTCH since 2009′s Strange Cousins From the West.
CLUTCH will also be returning to Europe this festival season. The band has been confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain on May 26th and the Peace and Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden on June 29th. Additional festival appearances are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
In other CLUTCH news, the band’s music will be featured in the soon to be released film “The Baytown Disco” starring Andre Braugher, Billy Bob Thornton, and Eva Longoria. A six minute preview of the film can, featuring CLUTCH music can be viewed HERE. And for all you hockey fans, CLUTCH‘s “Electric Worry” is still the goal music for the Vancouver Canucks. Check it out HERE.
CLUTCH AND HELLYEAH CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
4/10: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva (clutch only)
4/11: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (clutch only)
4/12: Albany, NY @ Northern Lights Ground (clutch only)
4/13: Providence, RI @ Lupos
4/14: Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
4/15: Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theater
4/17: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
4/18: Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4/20: Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero
4/21: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
4/22: Toledo, OH @ Headliner’s
4/23: Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock (clutch only)
4/24: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
4/25: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
4/28: Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome’s Bourbon Lounge
4/29: Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
5/1: Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
5/2: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
5/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (clutch only)
5/4: Sauget, IL @ Pops
5/5: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/6: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater (clutch only)
5/6: Atlanta, GA @ WLKS Project Cinco Party (hellyeah only)
5/8: Libertyville, IL @ Austins
5/10: Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewery (clutch only)
5/11: Joilet, IL @ Mojoes
5/12: Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall (clutch only)
5/13: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (clutch only)
5/19: Hartford, CT @ WCCC Big Gig (hellyeah only)
5/27: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma (hellyeah only)
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Warrant has released a new video for their song “Home”. This song is from the band’s 2011 album Rockaholic. Check it out!
Warrant has announced some new tour dates for 2012, including a stop at the 2012 M3 Rock Festival. Check below for dates!
23 – The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA
24 – Brixton – Redondo Beach, CA
25 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
17 – Delta Downs Racetrack – Vinton, LA
12 – Festival – Columbia, MD
8 – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
14 – Toronto Convention Center – Toronto, ON
LACUNA COIL has just launched the second of six short, conceptual teaser clips offering fans additional insight on the upcoming album Dark Adrenaline. The video teaser can be seen here.
Dark Adrenaline will be released in the US on January 24th. Produced by acclaimed Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine), Dark Adrenaline promises to deliver the melodic, sensual, metallic rush for which the band has come to be known.
Dark Adrenaline will be released in a number of formats, including an iTunes digital LP and the Darkest Adrenaline box set which includes the digipak and vinyl editions of the album, a syringe pen and ink set, signed lithographs and much more, all packaged in a metal Lacuna Coil medical box.
The band’s first single, “Trip the Darkness” continues to ascend the Active Rock charts. Currently hovering on the cusp of the Top 30 with over 25 stations spinning the record, “Trip the Darkness” is poised to become the band’s highest charting single to date.
After extensive tours throughout their native Italy, UK as well as selected shows in Benelux and Greece, LACUNA COIL will support MEGADETH on their critically-acclaimed “Gigantour” in North America around the release of Dark Adrenaline , alongside Motorhead and Volbeat. A full list of dates can be seen below.
“Gigantour” with Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat
26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
28 New York, NY Theater At Madison Square Garden
29 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
1 Glen Falls, NY Glen Falls Civic Center
2 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
3 Montreal ,QC Bell Centre
5 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
7 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
8 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
9 Auburn Hills, MI Palace At Auburn Hills
10 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
12 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
14 St. Paul, MN Myth
16 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland
17 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
18 Calgary, AB Big 4 Building
20 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
21 Kent, WA Showare Center
23 San Jose, CA Events Center At San Jose
24 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheater At Universal City
25 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
26 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
28 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
Red Hot Chili Peppers have added more dates to the North American leg of the I’m With You World Tour. Tickets on sale Saturday December 17th at 10am local time.
02/17 Oakland, CA | Oracle Arena
02/26 Los Angeles, CA | Staples Center | On sale 12/16
02/29 San Diego, CA | Valley View Casino Center
03/02 Glendale, AZ | Jobing.com Arena
03/04 Denver, CO | Pepsi Center
More shows to be announced soon. Tickets on sale now for the following shows:
01/20 Sunrise, FL | Bank Atlantic Center | Get Tickets
01/21 Orlando, FL | Amway Arena | Get Tickets
01/23 Tampa, FL | St. Pete Times Forum | Get Tickets
01/25 Charlotte, NC | Time Warner Cable Arena | Get Tickets
01/27 Raleigh, NC | RBC Center | Get Tickets
01/28 Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena | Get Tickets
01/30 Duluth, GA Gwinnett | SOLD OUT
01/31 Greensboro, NC | Greensboro Coliseum | Get Tickets
02/03 Memphis, TN | FedEx Forum | Get Tickets
02/04 New Orleans, LA | New Orleans Arena | Get Tickets
03/06 San Antonio, TX | AT&T Center | Get Tickets
03/08 Houston, TX | Toyota Center | Get Tickets
03/09 Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center | Get Tickets
03/13 Tulsa, OK | BOK Arena | Get Tickets
03/15 Oklahoma City, OK | Chesapeake Energy | Get Tickets
03/16 Little Rock, AR | Verizon Center | Get Tickets
Cult NWOBHM legends STAMPEDE have announced that they are to support Californian rockers Y&T this autumn on the UK leg of their ‘On With the Show’ tour, as part of their 2011 schedule.
The announcement comes after what has already been a busy comeback year for the British hard rockers whose lineup still boasts original songwriting duo Reuben and Laurence Archer and bassist Colin Bond. The band will be touring in support of their new studio album ‘A Sudden Impulse’ which was released in May on Rock Candy Records to critical acclaim, having already played a successful comeback show at The Peel in Kingston and supported legendary metallers Anvil in London earlier this summer.
Stampede are set to kick off their tour in Newcastle on 30th September, and have confirmed they will play 5 dates across the UK with Y&T before finishing with an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell IV Festival in Prestatyn, Wales.
They are also in the process of writing new material for another new studio album scheduled for 2012.
Tour dates are as follows:
- September 30 – o2 Academy, Newcastle (w/ Y&T)
- October 2 – Academy 3, Manchester (w/Y&T)
- October 11 – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (w/ Y&T)
- October 12 – The Brook, Southampton (w/ Y&T)
- October 14 – The Garage, London (w/Y&T)
- December 3 – Hard Rock Hell V, Prestatyn, Wales
UFO CONFIRM ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
BRAZILIAN ROCKERS MINDFLOW TO SUPPORT ON ALL SHOWS
British rockers UFO have confirmed additional tour dates for the West Coast leg of their North American tour which kicks off this September in Santa Rosa, CA. The band will be touring in support of their greatest hits collection “Best of a Decade” which is out now on SPV/Steamhammer. UFO is also in the process of working on a new studio album which is scheduled for release in early 2012.
True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up. With classic albums such as “Phenomenon”, “Force it” and “No Heavy Pettin” Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.
Providing direct support on the tour with be Brazilian rockers MINDFLOW. Their latest release “With Bare Hands” is available now on Nightmare Records. Heavy metal, hard rock, modern rock…try to put MINDFLOW‘s music into a category and you either don’t know where to stop or you can’t find the words. It’s all there – the compelling energy of the rhythm section – drums and bass pounding relentless power.
UFO ON TOUR WITH MINDFLOW
9/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Last Day Saloon
9/16: Sacramento/Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
9/17: Santa Clara, CA @ Avalon
9/19: Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theater
9/21: Modesto, CA @ The Fat Cat
9/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Boulder Station Casino
9/24: Los Angeles, CA @The Key Club
9/26: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
9/27: Fresno, CA @ Warnor’s Center For The Performing Arts
9/29: San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
9/30: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/4: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
10/6: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/7: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
10/8: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
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Their First U.S. Tour by the original band in 15 years!
New Release “What If… ” Out Now!
MR. BIG will once again unleash their brand of brutal fury on their first U.S. tour in 15 years starting July 30th, in SanDiego at the 4th & B. Returning fresh from a successful run of tour dates overseas, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan, and drummer Pat Torpey, will be hitting the road in the United States this summer in support of the band’s new album, WHAT IF… “Man, it’s been a long time,” states guitarist Paul Gilbert. I can’t wait to play our first show in AMERICA in about 15 years. It’s gonna be huge!”
«What If… » is MR. BIG’s first all original album since the reunion of the four original members, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey back in early 2009. Sixteen years after the release of « Hey Man », the new recording is set to bring back MR. BIG on the height of the current Hard Rock scene.
Guitarist Paul Gilbert said: “This is the first MR. BIG album I have been a part of, since fourteen years and it was done in a snap. It was fun and we had really a good time in making this one”. Continues Billy Sheehan “It’s so great to be back with Paul, Eric and Pat too. We wrote this record like we did in the old days for the first 2 records. Jamming together in the same room to write songs”. Pat Torpey adds ““Some of the recording process is different now from what we were used to in the old times. But I think this record really managed to capture the performances of the band, not of the individual musicians”.
Their hits included “To Be With You” (Billboard Hot 100 number one single in 15 countries for weeks, in 1991, propelling the band the band to huge international success and record sales in the multi-millions), “Wild World”, Green-Tinted sixties Mind”, “Just Take My Heart”, and a host of heavy metal songs that were played mostly during their live performances: “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy”, “Addicted to that Rush”, “Colorado Bulldog”, and “Take Cover”.
“What If…” is released in a special edition CD + DVD in digipak, regular CD, vinyl and digital download and in a limited edition luxury box including the CD, DVD, LP and exclusive memorabilia.
“What If…” track-listing includes: Undertow; American Beauty; Stranger In My Life; Nobody Takes the Blame; Still Ain’t Enough for Me; Once Upon a Time; As Far As I Can See; All The Way Up; I Won’t Get In My Way; Around The World; I Get The Feeling; Unforgiven (exclusive bonus track for Europe / North America – not on vinyl edition).
The DVD will include the video clips of “Undertow” and “All the Way Up” plus a documentary “Making of” the album including interviews and exclusive behind the scenes features of the four members.
In other Mr. Big news, the next single from the new album, “American Beauty,” will ship to radio in July in support of the tour.
MR. BIG on tour:
30 San Diego, CA 4th & B
31 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon Club
2 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
4 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
5 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
6 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival
8 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
9 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
13 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
16 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
17 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
19 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
20 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
23 New York, NY BB King’s
24 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live
26 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
30 Houston, TX House Of Blues
31 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
For more information please visit: www.mrbigsite.com
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Ft. Lauderdale rockers NONPOINT have announced a string of headline dates with special guests Straight Line Stitch and Durge Within, kicking off January 20 at Levelz in West Melbourne, Florida.
Nonpoint have toured nonstop since the beginning of the year in support of their latest album, Miracle. Following their US tour, the band will head to Australia to play a series of dates at the Soundwave Festival.
Lead guitarist Zach Broderick says, “I couldn’t be more excited to get back on the road for our next tour – we’re playing some of my favorite cities. I want to thank all the fans that made the past tour cycle so incredible. You give me a reason to wake up everyday. Can’t wait to see you in January and February. Thanks for all the packed shows. We guarantee to kick your ass every night!
WJJO New Year’s Eve Party 12/31 – Madison, WI @ Madison Marriott West
1/20- West Melbourne, FL @ Levelz (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/21- Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/22- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/23- Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/25 – Augusta, GA @ Vue Augusta Nightclub (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/26- Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/27- Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/28- Parkersburg, WV @ Parkersburg Eagles Club (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/29- Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (w Straight Line Stitch)
1/31- Libertyville, IL @ The Fuel Room at Austin’s Saloon (w Durge Within)
2/2- Memphis, TN @ Newbys (w Durge Within)
2/3- Tupelo, MS @ Lucky Joe’s (w Durge Within)
2/4- New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar (w Durge Within)
2/5- Jackson, MS @ Fire (w Durge Within)
NEW STUDIO ALBUM DUE IN JUNE 2011 ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER
The initial dates for UFO‘s 2011 North American tour have just been revealed. The band will be touring North America in support of their latest studio effort which is slated to be released in June 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer. The East Coast leg of the tour will kick off May 11, 2011 at Bourbon Street in Baltimore, MD. The following are a list of all confirmed dates as of now:
May 11, 2011 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street
May 13, 2011 – New York, NY @ BB Kings
May 14, 2011 – Foxboro, MA (Boston) @ The Showcase Live
May 20, 2011 – Chicago, IL @ The Arcada Theater
May 21, 2011 – Chicago, IL @ The Aracada Theater
Expect more dates for the East Coast leg of the tour to be announced in the coming days and an announcement will be coming soon about the West Coast leg of the tour slated to kick off in September. UFO‘s latest two releases 2009′s “The Visitor” and 2010′s “Best of a Decade” are available now via SPV/Steamhammer.
True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up. With classic albums such as “Phenomenon”, “Force it” and “No Heavy Pettin” Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.
UFO’s global breakthrough came when German guitarist, Michael Schenker, joined the fold in 1973, having left his band the Scorpions to accept an offer from Phil Mogg and Pete Way. UFO released three consecutive rock classics with Schenker (“Phenomenon” (1974), “Force It” (1975) and “No Heavy Pettin’” (1976)), featuring classics such as: ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘Shoot, Shoot’, and ‘Rock Bottom’. Following the arrival of keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond, UFO released the albums “Lights Out” (1977) and “Obsession” (1978), which included the hit singles ‘Too Hot To Handle’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Only You Can Rock Me’. Their live release “Strangers In The Night” came out in 1979 and is still considered to be one of the best live releases of all time, unfortunately, this also brought about the end of the Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker & Raymond line-up.
The reorganized band underwent fifteen years marked by various eras and numerous line-up changes. To everyone’s surprise, autumn 1993 saw the return of the former UFO line-up consisting of Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker and Raymond. This new edition of the classic team released the album “Walk On Water”, their first joint effort after in over fifteen years and they embarked on a world tour. However, Schenker left UFO again during the “Walk On Water” tour to continue working with his own group, MSG, while Mogg & Way went on to release their second album, Chocolate Box. The UFO album “Covenant and Sharks”, recorded by Mogg, Way and Schenker, arrived at the stores in 2000 and 2002. Vinnie Moore soon joined the band and recorded songs for the new album “You Are Here”which also featured Jason Bonham taking over the drumming duties. During the subsequent world tour, UFO recorded a show in Germany, which was later released as the live album, “Showtime”, as well as a DVD featuring additional bonus material. In 2006 left UFO to join Foreigner and was replaced by UFO’s original drummer, Andy Parker for their release “The Monkey Puzzle” In 2009 UFO released the critically acclaimed album “The Visitor”.
Through their official website (www.linkinpark.com) LINKIN PARK has announced dates for their US tour, kicking off January 20th in Sunrise, Florida. Supporting Linkin Park on various dates on the cross continent trek are The Prodigy, Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Tickets to the general public will begin going on sale Saturday, November 20 but fans can go to www.linkinpark.com to learn how to get their tickets beginning immediately through a special offering on the band’s web site.
Prior to the 2011 US tour — which will be the band’s first since 2008, they completed a highly-acclaimed, sold-out tour of Europe which garnered rave reviews. Touring in support of their recently released album, A Thousand Suns, which debuted on top of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, Linkin Park’s live show is a celebration of sound and vision — a transformative multi-media experience that befits the power of the music. The press has been buzzing about the most recent shows in Europe. The UK’s Guardian says, “The stage is decked out with giant screens, but it’s low and reaches right into the arena, giving simultaneous impressions of a spectacle and being ‘one with the fans,’” and London’s Evening Standard called the band’s 2 night sold-out stand at the O2 Arena, “exhilarating.”
The tour’s set list combines the biggest hits of the band’s career, as well as material from the new album, which has been described as a psychedelic journey that explores the conflict between technology and humanity. Lead vocalist Chester Bennington says, “The new songs work really well alongside the older stuff. Plus, there’s a strong, powerful message to A Thousand Suns, and we’ve transferred that into the show. Our aim was that we’re not just putting on a live performance, but something that’s visually spectacular as well.”
Linkin Park was just voted ‘Best Live Act’ at the 2010 MTV European Music Awards. As a special “thank you” to concert goers, included as a bonus with the purchase of every ticket, fans will be able to download a live recording of the show they attended by texting a code from their mobile phones that will be displayed at the venue. Additionally, one dollar for each ticket purchased will go to Music For Relief, a charity founded by Linkin Park to provide relief to victims of natural disasters and to bring awareness to solutions to the global warming challenge.
Joining Linkin Park on tour will be UK legends, The Prodigy opening the show from February 15th through 26th. Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? will be kicking off the tour on January 20th thru February 11th.
Linkin Park live footage:
with Pendulum and Does It Offend You ,Yeah?
Jan 20 Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Jan 22 Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum
Jan 23 Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Jan 25 Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Jan 26 Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan 28 Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan 29 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jan 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb 1 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Feb 4 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Feb 7 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Feb 8 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Feb 10 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Feb 11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
with The Prodigy:
Feb 15 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb 19 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand – Garden Arena
Feb 20 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Feb 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Feb 26 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
For on-sale info and tour updates go to www.linkinpark.com
Kip Winger has announced several tour dates where he will perform solo, and with Winger. Check below for dates!
May 01 – 5th Quarter, Little Chute, WI (Kip Solo)
May 02 – Roadhouse, Elgin, IL (WINGER)
May 08 – Clearfield County Fairgrounds, Clearfield, PA w/FireHouse (WINGER)
May 14 – Lucky Brew Grille, Mission, KS (Kip Solo)
May 15 – The Swanky Goat, Chillicothe, OH (Kip Solo)
Jun 16 – Fate Lounge, Pittsburg, PA (WINGER)
Jun 18 – Penn’s Peak Concert Hall, Jim Thorpe, PA w/April Wine (WINGER)
Jun 19 – M3 Rock Festival, Columbia, MD (WINGER)
Jun 20 – BB King Blues Club, New York, NY (WINGER)
Jun 24 – Cowboy’s, Colorado Springs, CO w/April Wine (WINGER)
Jun 25 – Grizzly Rose, Denver, CO w/April Wine (WINGER)
Jun 26 – Waterworks Park, Des Moines, IA w/Dokken (WINGER)
Jul 16 – Hayloft, Mt. Clemens, MI (Kip Solo)
Jul 17 – McHale Performing Arts Center Logansport, IN (Kip Solo)
Jul 18 – The Cove Nightclub, Geneva on the Lake, OH (Kip Solo )
Jul 23 – Halfway Jam, Royalton, MN (WINGER)
Jul 24 – Midwest Rockfest, Wichita, KS (WINGER)
Aug 07 – Brat Days, Sheboygan, WI w/Trixter (WINGER)
Aug 09 – Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City, NJ (WINGER)
Aug 14 – Sky City, Pueblo of Acoma, NM (WINGER)
Aug 28 – Steel Mill Bar & Grille, Martins Ferry, OH (Kip Solo )
Sep 19 – Oneida Casino, Green Bay, WI (Kip Solo)
Sep 20 – Oneida Casino, Green Bay, WI (Kip Solo)
Sep 21 – Oneida Casino, Green Bay, WI (Kip Solo)
Sep 25 – Twin River Casino Event Center, Lincoln, RI w/SteelHeart & Danger Danger (WINGER)
Skid Row has announce a ton of new tour dates for 2010. Check below for dates!
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
Medina Entertainment Center Medina, Minnesota
May 1 2010 8:00P
The Venue @ The Hub Fargo, North Dakota
May 29 2010 8:00P
Nordic Rock Festival 2010 Umea, Västerbottens län, Sweden
Jun 3 2010 8:00P
37 Main Buford, Georgia
Jun 4 2010 8:00P
Asylum Macon, Georgia
Jun 12 2010 9:00P
Concerts on the Green – Concert Series West Salem, Wisconsin
Jun 25 2010 7:00P
Promenade Park Toledo, Ohio
Jul 2 2010 10:00P
Riverfest Tower, Minnesota
Jul 7 2010 8:00P
A.Live Rock │ Fossato del Castello Svevo Barletta Italy
Jul 16 2010 8:00P
Heartland Events Center Grand Island, Nebraska
Jul 30 2010 8:00P
Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Jul 31 2010 9:00P
Twin River Casino Event Center Lincoln, Rhode Island
Aug 19 2010 8:00P
Berrien County Fair Berrien Springs, Michigan
Aug 26 2010 7:00P
Bike Night at Stearns Square Springfield, Massachusetts
Aug 27 2010 8:00P
Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Uncasville, Connecticut
Aug 28 2010 8:00P
The Stone Pony Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sep 11 2010 8:00P
Mississippi Moon Bar @ Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Iowa
Sep 18 2010 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, California
Nov 18 2010 7:00P
Palace Theater Albany, New York
Nov 20 2010 10:00P
Club Paradise Blasdell, New York
Dec 3 2010 8:00P
Hard Rock Hell 4 Pontins, Restatyn, Wales
Dec 4 2010 8:00P
NEW AGE CLUB Roncade, Italy, Treviso
Dec 5 2010 8:00P
ESTRAGON Bologna, Italy
American Bang fans: get ready. The Nashville rockers are out on tour! Jaren, Neil, Kelby and Ben have already been partying with fans in Florida and are heading out on more dates in the South and Midwest US. Check out the remaining dates on their MySpace, and buy tickets on their official site.
Before you head out to a show, check out American Bang’s music video for their single, “Whiskey Walk.” The song will appear on their debut album which will be released this summer! Get updates straight from the band by following their Twitter, @americanbang.
May 1 Earthday Birthday – Tinker Field Orlando, Florida
May 5 Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall Asheville, North Carolina
May 6 Visulite Theater Charlotte, North Carolina
May 7 Norva Norfolk, Virginia
May 8 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 21 The Basement Columbus, Ohio
May 25 House of Blues Cambridge Room Cleveland, Ohio
May 26 Musica Akron, Ohio
Jun 4 Buzz Under The Stars – City Market Kansas City, Missouri
Aug 7 Lollapalooza Grant Park Chicago, Illinois
16th April – Greece – Athens – Fuzz Live Club
17th April – Greece – Thessaloniki – Block 33
19th April – Germany – Nürmberg – Hirsch
20th April – Germany – Oberhausen – Zentrum Altenberg
* 22nd April – England – Workington – Carnegie Theatre – SOLD OUT
* 23rd April – England – Middlesbrough – Town Hall
* 24th April – Scotland – Edinburgh – Picture House
* 25th April – Scotland – Inverness – Ironworks
27th April – England – Sheffield – Academy
* 28th April – England – Leamington Spa – The Assembly
* 29th April – Wales – Cardiff – Millennium Music Hall
* 1st May – Belgium – Charleroi – Le Coliseum
* 2nd May – Holland – Zoetermeer – Boerderij
4th May – France – Paris – La Trabendo
5th May – Germany – Bruchsal – Fabrik
6th May – Germany – Osnabrück – Rosenhof
7th May – Germany – Berlin – Parkbühne Biesdorf
8th May – Germany – Dresden – Tante Ju
26th May – Brazil – São Paulo – Carioca Club
27th May – Brazil – Goiania – The Bolshoi
28th May – Belo Horizonte/MG – Lapa Multishow
25th July – England – London – Victoria Park – High Voltage Festival
3rd December – Wales – Prestatyn – Hard Rock Hell IV
Seattle rockers THE FLOOD are about to join up with Sevendust and Drowning Pool on a tour that starts on Feb. 28th in Englewood, Colorado. THE FLOOD were recently featured on the Saw VI soundtrack and were featured on the Saw tour with Mushroomhead, among others.
The band entered the studio last year with Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins) to record their debut full-length at her Radiostar Studios in Weed, CA.
The band also recently release a digital EP on iTunes which can be purchased here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/self-titled-ep/id342665461
Tour dates with Sevendust and Drowning Pool are as follows:
Feb 28 2010 7:45P
The Gothic Theatre w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Englewood, Colorado
Mar 2 2010 6:30P
Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Reno, Nevada
Mar 3 2010 7:00P
The Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Boise, Idaho
Mar 4 2010 7:00P
Wilma Theater w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Missoula, Montana
Mar 6 2010 7:00P
The Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Spokane, Washington
Mar 7 2010 7:45P
Showbox at the Market w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Seattle, Washington
Mar 9 2010 6:30P
Grand Ballroom@Regency Center w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer San Francisco, California
Mar 10 2010 7:00P
House of Blues w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer W. Hollywood, California
Mar 12 2010 5:30P
House of Blues/Mandalay Bay w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 13 2010 7:00P
House of Blues w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Anaheim, California
Mar 14 2010 7:00P
Marquee Theatre w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Tempe, Arizona
Mar 16 2010 7:00P
Sunshine Theatre w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Anesthesia Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mar 17 2010 7:00P
The Black Sheep w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Sanguine Addiction Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 19 2010 7:00P
The Scout Bar w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, ONEisONE San Antonio, Texas
Mar 20 2010 7:00P
The Scout Bar w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Melovine Houston, Texas
Adelitas Way have just announced that they will begin touring with their friends Theory of a Deadman this January! The tour will include opening acts Halestorm and Taking Dawn, and will kick off in Minneapolis, MN on January 18th. The Las Vegas based Adelitas Way is supporting their self titled debut album, which features the top 10 single “Invincible.”
Adelitas Way Tour Dates:
Mon 01/18/10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tue 01/19/10 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Sun 01/24/10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
Wed 01/27/10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Fri 01/29/10 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 01/30/10 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street Ballroom
Sun 01/31/10 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Mon 02/01/10 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Sat 02/06/10 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Mon 02/08/10 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
Tue 02/09/10 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Wed 02/10/10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Tour begins in Peoria, IL on January 15, 2010
Three Days Grace will begin a co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin in Peoria, IL on January 15th at the Peoria Civic Center.
The band’s most recent release Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band. “Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has reached #1 on the Active Rock BDS Charts and Top 5 at Mainstream Rock.
The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
Their first album, the self titled Three Days Grace, was released in 2003. The album generated three hit singles, “I Hate Everything About You” which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock charts and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, “Just Like You” which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and “Home” which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts.
One-X, the band’s sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced three #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles “Animal I’ve Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late.”
For 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as #1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, #1 Rock Artist of the Year and #2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.
Both Three Days Grace and One-X have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, December 12, 2009. Fan club early pre sale begins on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. For a full listing please see below:
Date City Location On Sale Date
January 15 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena 12/12
January 16 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena 12/12
January 18 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center 12/12
January 20 Duluth, MN Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena 12/12
January 21 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center Arena 12/18
January 23 Mankato, MN Verizon Wireless Center 12/11
January 24 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Center 12/19
January 26 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center 12/12
January 27 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center 12/19
January 29 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium 12/12
January 30 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 12/12
February 1 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena 12/12
February 2 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena 12/12
February 14 Portland, ME Cumberland Civic Center 12/19
*More dates to be announced
The 69 Eyes have announced additional U.S. tour dates with Dommin and The Becoming in support. Check below for dates & locations.
Check out the clip, “Dead Girls Are Easy” below.
HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR – BEGINNING OCTOBER 29TH
The Hellbilly Returns! The Master of monster mayhem Rob Zombie will be destroying a city near you beginning this October 29th on The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR. Not since 1998’s super smash triple platinum HELLBILLY DELUXE has Zombie hit the road under that moniker. So get ready to scream!
This will be Zombie’s first headline tour since 2007 and will have other ghoulish delights in tow including openers Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking Haddonfield and Michael Myers in Zombie’s new film HALLOWEEN 2. The tour will usher in Zombie’s forthcoming album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 – Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (Geffen), a companion to 1998 original.
“I am bouncing off the walls like a mental patient”, says Zombie “That tells me it’s time to take it to the stage and let the demons loose.”
More tour dates coming!!!
DATE CITY VENUE
10/29/2009 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
10/30/2009 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
10/31/2009 Hollywood, CA Palladium
11/1/2009 Anaheim, CA The Grove
11/3/2009 San Jose, CA Event Center
11/5/2009 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air
11/6/2009 Denver, CO The Fillmore
11/8/2009 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
11/10/2009 Austin, TX Austin City Music Hall
11/11/2009 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
11/13/2009 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
11/14/2009 Kansas City, MO The Uptown
11/15/2009 St. Louis, MO The Pagent
11/16/2009 Indianapolis, IN Murrat
11/17/2009 Akron, OH Civic Center
11/19/2009 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Auditorium
11/20/2009 Minneapolis, MN Wilkins
11/21/2009 Des Moines, IL Val Air Ballroom
11/22/2009 Chicago, IL Aragon
11/24/2009 Louisville, KY Broadbent Arena
11/25/2009 Columbus, OH Lifestyles Pavilion
11/27/2009 Detroit, MI Fillmore
11/28/2009 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
11/29/2009 Montreal, PQ Metropolis
12/01/2009 New York, NY Hammerstein
12/02/2009 Boston, MA House of Blues
12/03/2009 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
12/04/2009 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
12/05/2009 Washington, DC 9:30
Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen Record’s top selling and the longest running artists on the label. He has written and directed five feature length films, directed dozens of high profile music videos, contributed recordings to multiple soundtracks, and authored several comic books. HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) took hold of the box office recently, following-up his record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of HALLOWEEN in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004).
BAND TO PLAY SELECT DATES TO MARK 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM
Grammy-award winning rock powerhouse Slipknot announced summer U.S. headline tour dates, today. The two week run kicks off on August 22 in Seattle, WA and runs through September 5 in Milwaukee, WI. Members of OutsideThe9.com, the band’s official fan club, will be offered tickets first with a presales starting on June 24. A limited number of tickets will be available for general presale on Slipknot1.com on June 25th, with the majority of tickets going onsale to the general public starting June 26 and 27. Anthrax and Black Dahlia Murder will support.
The summer leg of the All Hope Is Gone World Tour marks Slipknot’s first headline shows in America since early May, which featured the band playing to over 30,000 people during their headline slot at this year’s Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH. 2009 is a special year for the band, as it marks the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album. Slipknot will be punishing crowds with classics from their first record the self-titled Slipknot, and will also be busting out tracks from the rest of their catalogue right up to their current album, All Hope Is Gone.
The latest single from the #1 album All Hope Is Gone, “Sulfur” is quickly climbing the charts at rock radio. MTV2 premiered the video, which is currently in regular rotation at the station as well as on Fuse. “Dead Memories” hit #1 at Rock radio and is a Top 20 Modern rock hit, while the album’s first single “Psychosocial” was Top 10 at Rock and Top 25 at Modern.
The dates are as follows:
8/22 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater+(KISW Pain In The Grass 2009: Slipknot, Mudvayne and others)
8/23 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center+
8/25 Great Falls, MT Four Seaons Arena^
8/26 Billings, MT Metra Park Arena^
8/28 Boise, ID Quest Arena+
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center^
8/31 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena^
9/01 Casper, WY Casper Events Center^
9/03 Fargo, ND Fargodome+
9/04 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center+
9/05 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom^
+ on sale June 26
^ on sale June 27
This summer just got a whole lot hotter, harder, faster and louder. THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR 2009, featuring MUDVAYNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, will kick off July 24 in Portland, ME, and conclude September 9, in Oklahoma City, OK (see complete itinerary below). Joining the two metal juggernauts on the road will be STATIC-X, SUICIDE SILENCE, DOPE, BURY YOUR DEAD, and the extremely twisted HELLZAPOPPIN sideshow review, performing during set changes throughout the evening. Pre-sale tickets are available to all of the bands’ fan club members beginning Wednesday, June 10, at 12pm local time at www.pedaltothemetaltour.com (website will go live June 10), with general public on sale beginning Friday, June 12, at 10am local time. “The tour started as a summer tour with us and Black Label Society, but as we started fleshing out ideas, it transformed into this really cool concept,” says Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray. The final result is the inaugural run of THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR, a road ready and battle-proven assemblage of hard rock and heavy metal bands guaranteed to raise temperatures and melt asphalt over the summer months. “We’re really excited, because this package is a merging of great bands, good people and fucking amazing fans. It’ll be great to bring them all together.” “I was looking forward to a full throttle assault with just Mudvayne this summer, but when Chad said ‘Let’s do more,’ I was all-in.” declares Zakk Wylde, the iconic and self professed General Patton of Black Label Society. Adding, “On behalf of JD, Craig, Nick, the Doom Crew Inc. and myself, we can’t wait to see our Black Label family and the entire Black Label nation once again, rollin’ through hell and destroying everything in our path! Fire up the barbecues, fire up the tunes, and get ready for the rest of your Pedal To The Metal family to fire it up and let the engines roll… Game m-f-’n on!” Says Static-X frontman Wayne Static of the tour: “I’m very picky about who we tour with. I think Static-X slaughter most bands live, and I pride myself in our show – I refuse to open for a band that I don’t think is worthy, so that says a lot about Mudvayne, Zakk Wylde, and this entire package.” THE PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR is being booked exclusively by TKO [The Kirby Organization], the agents for Mudvayne, and is being promoted nationally by Frank Productions and Knitting Factory Presents. The package will travel more than 12,000 miles of highway across America this summer, stopping in nearly three dozen cities over seven weeks.
PEDAL TO THE METAL TOUR 2009 ITINERARY:
24 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
25 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
28 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
29 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center
31 Big Flatts, NY Tags Summer Stage
1 Albany, NY Altamont Fairgrounds
4 Fort Wayne, IN War Memorial Coliseum
5 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
7 Moline, IL I Wireless Center
8 Rockford, IL Rockford Metro Center
9 Madison, WI Willow Island
11 Topeka, KS Landon Arena
12 Mankato, MN Alltel Arena
14 Omaha, NE Westfair Amphitheater
15 Little Rock, AR NS River Water Park
16 Wichita, KS KS Coliseum Lot
18 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
19 Missoula, MT Ryan Creek Amphitheater
21 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
22 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
23 Portland, OR Washington County Fairgrounds
25 Eugene, OR Cubhert Amphitheater
26 Reno, NV Events Center
28 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
29 Bakersfield, CA Rabo Bank Arena
1 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
2 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheater
4 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
5 San Antonio, TX Sunken Gardens
6 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
8 Dallas, TX TBA
9 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
*Radio shows may not include entire Pedal To The Metal lineup*
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
MUDVAYNE Mudvayne are one of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world, and one of the only acts in heavy music to hold the distinction of seeing every one of their five studio albums attain at least gold certification by the RIAA. Not bad for a band that never cared about following trends or playing to the masses. Latest release The New Game was released in November ’08, and is a lesson in controlled chaos that tempers hard rock, heavy metal, prog rock and sadistic splatters of pop into an onslaught of metallic highs and emotional lows. Mudvayne have sold more than five million units worldwide, and performed for more than one million fans on every continent. They were nominated for “Best Metal Performance” at the 2005 Grammys, and also shared headlining status on that year’s Ozzfest, performing immediately before Iron Maiden. The Pedal To The Metal Tour marks the next step in Mudvayne’s live evolution.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. He spawned his now legendary Black Label Society in 1994, and in the fifteen years since has turned the outfit into a heavy metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered and unrestrained rock and roll. Inspired by guitarists including Frank Marino, Robin Trower and Al DiMeola, as well as the vocal stylings of Elton John, Gregg Allman and late Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie VanZant, Wylde has won every guitar award imaginable and is a major influence to the new wave of heavy metal guitarists. Wherever Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society travels, one thing is for certain: brewtality is sure to follow.
STATIC-X Since the release of their Wisconsin Death Trip debut a decade ago, Static-X have sold more than three million records worldwide. Their latest opus, Cult of Static, was released in March and debuted in the Billboard Top 20, marking their most impressive first-week showing since 2001. Known for their high intensity fusion of metal mayhem and industrial fervor, Static-X have one of the most allegiant fan bases in heavy music. “I jokingly call it a cult, but our fans have that kind of loyalty,” says frontman Wayne Static. “We’re one of the biggest underground bands ever.”
SUICIDE SILENCE The winners of the Best New Talent award at the Revolver Golden God Awards in April, Suicide Silence have emerged at the forefront of the new wave of American heavy metal, and have sold more than 70,000 copies of their 2008 debut, The Cleansing. Hailed as one of the “100 bands you need to know about” by Alternative Press, their sophomore release No Time To Bleed will hit stores June 29, just in time for Pedal To The Metal 2009. DOPE Dope aren’t the heaviest band on this summer’s Pedal To The Metal tour, but they can stake a claim at being the most brutal: Their track “Die Mother Fucker Die” was on a short list of songs used by the United States government to aid in the interrogation of enemy combatants in the war against Iraq. They’ve sold more than one million albums in their decade-plus career, their latest release being last year’s No Regrets. BURY YOUR DEAD Written and recorded in the wake of an accident last September that flipped and rolled the Bury Your Dead tour van, there was no shortage of inspiration for the bone-crunching and chest-pounding canons that mark new release It’s Nothing Personal. Armed with grinding music, spitfire lyrics and melodic interludes, the album packs everything fans have come to expect from the New England metal-core veterans – and, as always, a little bit more…
HELLZAPOPPIN Hellzapoppin bill themselves as “The Greatest Show In Hell,” delivering a burlesque and macabre flavored take on Barnum’s more family-friendly sideshow attractions. Featuring a penguin boy, fire eating, sword swallowing and a self-professed torture king amongst their off-center oddities, the Hellzapoppin sideshow review promises to keep fans eerily entertained and darkly amused between sets on the Pedal To The Metal Tour 2009.
TKO (The Kirby Organization) With offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, and a roster of more than 150 artists – including Mudvayne, Buckcherry, The Cult, Motorhead, Hellyeah, Hank III, Papa Roach, Drowning Pool and Anthrax – TKO is one of the entertainment industry’s premier music booking agencies.
Pollstar has released dates for Heaven & Hell’s up and coming North American Tour.
Check below for dates!
Fri 08/07/09 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena
Sat 08/08/09 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
Mon 08/10/09 San Jose, CA Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ.
Tue 08/11/09 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Wed 08/12/09 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Fri 08/14/09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sat 08/15/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 08/18/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Wed 08/19/09 Chicago, IL Charter One Pav. @ Northerly Isl.
Fri 08/21/09 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
Sat 08/22/09 Cleveland, OH The Nautica Pavilion
Sun 08/23/09 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tue 08/25/09 New York, NY WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden
Thu 08/27/09 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Fri 08/28/09 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
If you are vacationing in Hawaii next week, and you are a Journey fan, you are in luck. Journey has five dates scheduled in Hawaai next week. Check below for tour dates.
March 23, 2009 – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts & Cultural
March 25, 2009 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Arena
March 26, 2009 – Honolulu, Hawaii – Blaisdel Arena —– 9:00 pm
March 28, 2009 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Arena
March 29, 2009 – Waukoloa, Kona -
May 23, 2009 – SACRAMENTO , CA – Raleys Field —– 9:00 pm
August 21, 2009 – Louisville, KY – State Fair – Freedom Hall
August 23, 2009 – Des Moines, IA – State Fair – Grandstand
U2.com today confirms that the U2 360 Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The U2 360 Tour is sponsored by BlackBerry(R) and is the band’s first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. Their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon is already number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic with further chart positions to be announced this week.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360 will visit 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 22nd August. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.
Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360 design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360 also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).
“U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view,” says U2′s manager Paul McGuinness.
Arthur Fogel, Chief Executive Officer Global Touring/Chairman – Global Music Live Nation commented: “Following the overwhelming worldwide success of the Vertigo tour where every available ticket was sold, there is tremendous anticipation for this tour and to experience this revolutionary production. As usual fans will not be disappointed.”
Commenting on the new relationship between U2 and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), Paul McGuinness added: “This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between RIM and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the BlackBerry platform for U2 fans. We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds.”
In keeping with their long-standing tradition, U2 will welcome a number of different support acts to the tour including Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas with additional artists to be announced.
Tickets for U2 360 performances in Milan and Gothenburg go on sale this Friday, March 13th. Tickets for the Amsterdam performance go on sale this Saturday, March 14th. Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as a virtual model of the unique production and seating positions can be found on a dedicated microsite at U2.com. As usual, existing subscribers to U2′s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.
U2 360 TOUR
Presented by BlackBerry
EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE:
30-JUNE BARCELONA, SP NOU CAMP 07-JULY MILAN, IT SAN SIRO 11-JULY PARIS, FR STADE DE FRANCE 15-JULY NICE, FR PARC CHARLES EHRMANN 18-JULY BERLIN, DE OLYMPIC STADIUM 20-JULY AMSTERDAM, NL ArenA 24-JULY DUBLIN, IE CROKE PARK 31-JULY GOTHENBURG, SE ULLEVI 06-AUG. CHORZOW, PL SLASKI STADIUM 10-AUG. ZAGREB, HR MAKSIMIR STADIUM 14-AUG. LONDON, UK WEMBLEY STADIUM 18-AUG. GLASGOW, UK HAMPDEN PARK 20-AUG. SHEFFIELD, UK DON VALLEY STADIUM 22-AUG. CARDIFF, UK MILLENNIUM STADIUM
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE:
12-SEPT. CHICAGO, IL SOLDIER FIELD 16-SEPT. TORONTO, ON THE ROGERS CENTRE 20-SEPT. BOSTON, MA GILLETTE STADIUM 24-SEPT. NEW YORK, NY GIANTS STADIUM
In September and October, U2 360 will also visit: Atlanta, GA; Charlottesville, VA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Norman, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC. Complete Tour and ticketing information to follow.
VISIT WWW.U2.COM FOR THE VIRTUAL CONCERT EXPERIENCE!