If you didn’t see Van Halen on the first leg of the tour, never fear, they have announced a bunch more U.S. Dates! Don’t miss this show!
Thu 11/29/07 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Sat 12/01/07 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
Mon 12/03/07 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Wed 12/05/07 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
Fri 12/07/07 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Sun 12/09/07 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Fri 12/14/07 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Sun 12/16/07 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
Tue 12/18/07 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Thu 12/20/07 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sat 12/22/07 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Fri 12/28/07 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sun 12/30/07 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Tue 01/22/08 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Thu 01/24/08 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat 01/26/08 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon 01/28/08 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Fri 02/01/08 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mon 02/04/08 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
Fri 02/08/08 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Tue 02/12/08 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sat 02/16/08 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Mon 02/18/08 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Fri 02/22/08 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
Wed 03/05/08 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Fri 03/07/08 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
Sun 03/09/08 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Tue 03/11/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Thu 03/13/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mon 03/17/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Wed 03/19/08 Hershey, PA Giant Center
Fri 03/21/08 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mon 03/24/08 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Wed 03/26/08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
Fri 03/28/08 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Sun 03/30/08 Saint Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue 04/01/08 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Thu 04/03/08 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
Sat 04/05/08 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Mon 04/07/08 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
3 to tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me on the Progressive Nation tour!!!
Just off the heals of completing two very successful tours, one with the Scorpions and the other with Porcupine Tree, Woodstock NY’s 3 have now just confirmed a spot on Progressive Nation’s inaugural tour! 3 will be joining Dream Theater, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me on the first ever run of the Progressive Nation tour and are sure to turn heads with their unique blend of pop, funk and hard rock.
The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy who explains: “I’ve been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I’ve been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk”
Here’s what 3 had to say about being one of the bands on this prestigious tour: “3 is very pleased to announce its participation in the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour. For well over a decade DREAM THEATER has been the vanguard of progressive rock and we are completely psyched to flex with these heavyweights, playing much of our new record “The End is Begun”. This package will rock and awe fans everywhere as one of the most important tours of the year. It’s a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life….welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour.”
ON FEBRUARY 19, METAL BLADE RECORDING ARTISTS 3 ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR SOPHOMORE MASTERPIECE “THE END IS BEGUN” WITH BONUS TRACK AND BONUS DVD
Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock geniuses 3, proudly announce their highly acclaimed sophomore release, The End is Begun, will be re-released as a digipak on February 19, 2008. The audio CD will feature the 13 previously released explosive, mind boggling tracks as well as a bonus track; 3’s spin on the classic Pink Floyd song, “See Emily Play”…which will be track #14 on the audio disc. The bonus DVD will feature live performances of the songs: ‘Monster’, ‘Bramfatura’ and ‘Amaze Disgrace’ (all songs from the band’s previous Metal Blade records release, Wake Pig) from the Metal Blade 25th Anniversary show from Worcester, Massachusetts. Production videos of the songs, ‘All that Remains’ and ‘Alien Angel’ will also be included on the bonus DVD.
3 will partake in the ‘Progressive Nation’ tour featuring progressive rock legends, Dream Theater; Sweden’s finest death metallers in Opeth; as well as acclaimed metal act Between the Buried and Me. Dates for the tour will be announced shortly and will be just in time after the February 19, 2008 release of The End is Begun digipak.
Rok Hollywood is a glam metal band on the rise, from Indianapolis, Indiana. The last couple of years the band has been growing their fan base, by playing at the 2006 Cruefest in Hollywood, CA which featured bands like Vains of Jenna, Antidote (Dirty Penny), Kid Ego, and Miss Crazy. Rok Hollywood has also opened for several marquee acts including: Ratt, Poison, Black Stone Cherry, Cinderella, L.A. Guns and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
They are a band on the rise on MTV2, and with a little luck could become a household name in the glam metal scene before long.
The band has allowed HardRockHideout.com to have a glimpse at their yet unreleased DVD. This disc captures a live show by Rok Hollywood, in which they opened for L.A Guns at the 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis. I was at this show, but due to traffic, I missed all but the last few minutes of the band’s performance. Based on what I have watched on this DVD, Rok Hollywood puts on one hell of a show. This DVD captures several of the Rok Hollywood’s original tracks, and a couple of cover tunes that the band performed live. Singer Shawn Merrill has a voice that falls somewhere between Dave Meniketti and Sebastian Bach. Guitarist David Short proves to be a very solid six stringer. His brother, drummer Daren Short is his equal on the skins. The band is rounded out nicely by guitarist Mike Rubadue, and new bass player, Aaron Lanane.
This DVD is not the finished product, as the band is going to capture more live footage, and interviews etc, to enhance this DVD. It is an entertaining set, and will be a worthy pick up for glam metal fans once the final product is released.
Until then, show Rok Hollywood some love, by checking out their myspace page, and pick up a copy of their CD. Just click on the logo below, or visit www.myspace.com/rokhollywood
DVD Track Listing:
Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll
Your Love is Like A Weapon
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
My Kind of Woman
Never Enough, featuring ex-members of Eighteen Visions and Lylah, have streamed their entire debut album at the following location: http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/5107/playallhi.php
Never Enough will release their debut, self-titled album (“1.0”) in North America on December 4th, 2007 via Corporate Punishment Records. The band is continuing to offer fans a FREE Never Enough t-shirt to those who pre-order the album through the Corporate Punishment website at the following location: http://www.corporatepunishment.com/shop/index.php?manufacturers_id=28
A perpetually touring underground favorite, Eighteen Visions released 6 full length LP’s and a string of EP’s and 7 inches, racking up sales well in excess of a quarter million records, before announcing their break-up in early 2007, less than a year after releasing their Epic/Sony debut 18Visions, which debuted in the Billboard top 200, selling over 12,000 copies the first week. 18V also spawned the Top 20 Rock single “Victim”, which led to successful worldwide tours with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, HIM, Deftones and Hinder.
Texas based Lylah, the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Norman Matthew, have since become an underground phenomenon of their own, touring with the likes of Evanescence, Static-X, Sevendust and as a part of the Vans Warped Tour.