Every Labor Day weekend, WEBN in Cincinnati puts on one of the biggest fireworks displays in the midwest. This end of the summer celebration has become a tradition in Cincinnati. Usually about 500,000 people are crammed into the banks of the Kentucky and Ohio sides of the Ohio River to watch the huge fireworks display.
Another thing that is always a constant for this massive celebration is live music. There are few stages set up on both sides of the river, where people can check out local and national acts for free!
In 2007, UGLY opened up for the band Operator. That show was somewhat of a fiasco (thanks Operator). You can read more about that here.
In 2008, UGLY was the headlining act for a bunch of local acts inluding Edge of Life, American Hardcore, Screaming Kings, Livid and Rootbound. The band had just returned from their European tour. Cincinnati was the last stop on their tour, before the band heads home to Detroit, and to the studio to record album #2.
UGLY’s set included their songs “Pusher”, “24 Hours”, “Friday Night (In The City)”, “The Cats Ass”, “Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll and Van Halen’s Unchained medley”and a brand new song “Close to You”.
This was a pretty fun show by UGLY. Lead singer Geo Tuebl was very interactive with the audience. He brought a young boy up on stage who he let play the tamborine during their set. Geo also went out into the crowd while signing some of the songs.
Chris Castro has taken over as drummer for UGLY, and he seems to fit in quite well. He does a pretty good job keeping the rhythm going with bassist Frank Green.
As much as I hate to see the summer concert season end, I was glad to have caught UGLY live again. I was happy that WEBN brought them in for this show. I will be anxiously awaiting their new CD.
Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry will continue on their upcoming tour as planned, despite the announcement that Avenged Sevenfold has had to cancel their performances in September and early October. The dates, originally billed as co-headline dates with Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry, will see Buckcherry supported by Shinedown and Saving Abel.
“We’re glad to hear that Shadows is fine, and can’t wait to get out on the road with the band in November,” said Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. “We have a great show planned, and we are pumped to get on the road behind the new album and play it for the fans.”
A7X’s M. Shadows added, “We’re happy to hear that Buckcherry will carry on with the dates we had scheduled together and look forward to joining them for a kick ass tour in November.”
Constant road warriors, Buckcherry performed more than 300 shows in support of their last album, 15. The band will release their much anticipated follow-up, Black Butterfly, on Tuesday, September 16. For up-to-the-minute updates, go to www.buckcherry.com and www.myspace.com/buckcherry
As A Preview To The CD and Tour, See Buckcherry perform their hit “Too Drunk . . .” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday, September 16th on ABC (Check local listings).
BUCKCHERRY – ON TOUR FALL 2008
9/14-10/2 with Shinedown and Saving Abel except *
10/3-10/9 with Saving Abel
13 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center*
14 Dayton, OH Montgomery County Fair
16 Moline, IL IWireless Center
18 Sioux Falls, SD Canaries Stadium
19 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
20 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre*
22 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
23 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
24 Tulsa, OK River Parks Amphitheatre
26 Huntsville, AL Big Spring Jam
27 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre
28 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
30 Clemson, SC Little John Coliseum
2 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
3 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
4 Mobile, AL Bayfest
8 Charlotte, NC Grady Cole Center (also with 12 Stones)
9 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle (also with 12 Stones)
11 Kinston, NC NC Lenoir County Fairgrounds
On November 22nd in Helsinki, Finland Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society will return triumphantly to Scandinavia and Europe to wreak havoc on a 10-city tour that culminates with a headlining appearance at the Metal Hammer Hard Rock Hellfire festival on December 6.
Intermixed with the tour dates will be a UK Zakk Wylde personal appearance that will be announced shortly.
11/22 Helsinki- House of Culture
11/23 Tempere- Pakkahuone
11/25 Stockholm- Berns
11/26 Oslo- Sentrum
11/28 Copenhagen- Amager Bio
11/29 Eindhoven- Speedfest
12/1 Milan- Alcatraz
12/2 Zurich- Rohstofflager
12/3 Cologne- Live Music Hall
12/06 North Wales – Metal Hammer’s Hard Rock Hellfire Festival – Prestatyn
Swedish rockers Jailbait have a video out for their song, “We Are The Revolution”. If you like what you hear, you can download this song for free off of the Jailbait myspace page.