Slash To Open All Dates Of The Second Leg Of The Arena Tour Which Will Include Two Intimate Performances: Los Angeles, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre) and Phoenix Arizona (Dodge Theatre)
Ozzy to Kick Off First Leg of His Headlining North American Tour November 12, With Halford Set To Open
OZZY OSBOURNE–who will kick off his fall North American arena tour November 12 in Victoria, B.C–has now announced a second leg of U.S. dates which will get underway January 16, 2011 in Omaha, NE. The six-week 2011 trek, part of the multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s in-progress 18-month world tour, will include a pair of intimate shows: January 26 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix and Feb 1 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. OZZY’s longtime friend and musical collaborator Slash will open all the concerts on the second leg. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour go on sale beginning Friday, October 15. For the most up-to-date on sale information, please visit Ozzy.com or LiveNation.com.
OSBOURNE recently completed a run of overseas festival appearances and headlining overseas performances including his first-ever concert in Israel: a September 28 OZZFest show at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv.
The Tel Aviv show was described by the www.ynet.co.il as “one of the most important rock events in Israel, if not THE most important…There is no one that can contest Ozzy Osbourne’s charisma and madness. Park Hayarkon was awash with energies and foam at the main performance of the Ozzfest…” Elsewhere www.mako.co.il noted: “We have waited for years and finally it happened–Ozzfest arrived to the holy land. And as much as the anticipation was high–it shrinks in comparison to the real thing that happened on stage. Ozzy Osbourne lifted Tel Aviv with a crazy show. Osbourne managed to lift people up as only he can do. With simplicity and (relative) modesty, the prince of darkness gave his heart and soul with big love to the Israeli crowd and managed to jump and touch every single one of the tens of thousands of fans present.” The www.mouse.co.il added, “The crowd was versatile and colorful, the other bands on the bill were great, but the real star of Ozzfest was, undoubtedly, Ozzy Osbourne. The metal legend last night at Hayarkon Park gave a show worth living for.”
Later this week, OZZY will perform shows in Japan (October 16 in Kobe and October 17 in Tokyo) before returning to the U.S. to headline the Voodoo Experience festival Halloween weekend in New Orleans, LA; he will rock the three-day event at City Park City Saturday, October 30. OZZY will then launch his first leg of solo dates which includes a December 1 show at Madison Square Garden in New York and wraps December 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. HALFORD, featuring legendary Judas Priest front man, Rob Halford, will perform on the 2010 dates.
The fall dates will coincide with the October 5 release of an expanded two-CD version of the SCREAM album. This “Tour Edition” package will feature seven bonus songs: a mix of previously unreleased tracks and live recordings. Epic Records has also issued a four-sided vinyl edition that includes five bonus tracks: the three aforementioned songs from the SCREAM sessions and the live version of “Let Me Hear You Scream,” along with the single version of “Life Won’t Wait” (the second single from SCREAM).
OZZY’s 2010 dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE CITY
Sat Oct 30 Voodoo Experience (City Park) New Orleans, LA
Fri Nov 12 Save On Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC
Sun Nov 14 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
Tue Nov 16 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
Thu Nov 18 Rexall Place Edmonton, MB
Sat Nov 20 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
Tue Nov 23 Bell Centre Montreal, QC
Thu Nov 25 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON
Sat Nov 27 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Mon Nov 29 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, MD
Wed Dec 01 Madison Square Garden Arena New York, NY
Fri Dec 03 Izod Center E Rutherford, NJ
Sun Dec 05 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH
Tue Dec 07 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
Fri Dec 10 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
Sun Dec 12 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
OZZY’s 2011 dates are as follows:
DATE VENUE CITY
Sun Jan 16 Qwest Center Omaha, NE
Tue Jan 18 Toyota Center Houston, TX
Thu Jan 20 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
Sat Jan 22 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
Mon Jan 24 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
Wed Jan 26 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Fri Jan 28 Mandalay Bay Resort Las Vegas, NV
Tue Feb 01 Gibson Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA
Thu Feb 03 HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
Sat Feb 05 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA
Tue Feb 08 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
Thu Feb 10 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
Sat Feb 12 The Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI
Mon Feb 14 i wireless Center Moline, IL
Wed Feb 16 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Fri Feb 18 St Pete Times Forum Tampa, FL
Sun Feb 20 BankAtlantic Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saving Abel recently teamed up with Yahoo! for the site’s signature “Maximum Performance” program. In this very special exclusive performance Saving Abel provided at sea entertainment for more than 2,000 sailors who were returning home after a three-month deployment on the USS Carl Vinson. The band rocked live renditions of “Drowning (Face Down),” “New Tattoo,” and “Hell of a Ride” for the sailors during the concert. The performance for the troops was another for the band to draw inspiration from, as they did from their last USO tour through Kuwait and Iraq, which ultimately inspired the title of their new album, Miss America. “Just being out there with those men and women who do so much for us and the country we live in, we really wanted to give them something back,” said the band’s singer Jared Weeks.
NEW ALBUM “BLOODY PIT OF HORROR” IN STORES NOVEMBER 9th ON METAL BLADE RECORDS
Every year on Halloween, GWAR takes to the stage to put on a spectacle that only certain fans in certain cities have gotten to witness. But this year, GWAR is giving human scum across the globe the chance to watch their Halloween show streaming live from The Rave/Eagle’s Club in Milwaukee. The event will be a Pay Per View extravaganza and is scheduled to kick of at 11:00 PM Eastern Halloween night. Make sure to head over to GWARLive.com to sign up for the Pay Per View event of a lifetime today!
Tickets for this exclusive stream are $2.99 if you order before October 15, $3.99 if you order between October 16-30 and $4.99 the day of the broadcast.
TheRave.com, is the online entertainment source for The Rave / Eagles Club, well known as one of America’s most haunted live entertainment complexes.
TheRave.com most recently streamed live concerts from Shinedown, Underoath, Benny Benassi, DevilDriver, Epica, Vader and others. These webcasts have been seen by over 100,000 people in over one hundred countries.
TO ACCESS LIVE CONCERT STREAM VISIT:
Contacted at a recent midget-juggling festival, held at an undisclosed (and completely fictitious) location, GWAR lead singer Oderus Urungus screamed what sounded like “Bllllaaauuggh”, before launching himself into a nearby Jagermeister display. Later, when fully conscious, the warty one sounded off about the Internet, inter-species dating, and golf, all in complete gibberish.
When he finally gave us a workable quote, it sounded something like this–
“People don’t understand how much money we are contractually obligated to waste everyday. That money has got to come from somewhere so we grind it out of our fans. Now if you are telling me that there is a way to do that without ever having to leave the city of Milwaukee? This Interwebnet fascinates me no end!”
In other GWAR news, the band has announced that they will be performing for the first time on network television on October 28th, when they take to the stage on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”. The shows airs 12:35 Eastern and the band will be tearing through their new single “Zombies, March!”
This past weekend syndicated radio show “Chaos With Full Metal Jackie” premiered the track “Gathering of Ghouls” from GWAR’s upcoming new album. For more information check out
Bloody-Disgusting.com premiered the first single from “Bloody Pit of Horror” “Zombies March!” Check it out at: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/1043
GWAR‘s latest masterpiece “Bloody Pit of Horror” will be in stores on November 9th, but you can pre-order your copy today from the official GWAR page on the Metal Blade Records website at: http://www.metalblade.com/gwar. The landing page includes all current tour dates, GWAR footage from BOTH Gwar.tv and MetalBlade.tv, and pre-orders for “Bloody Pit of Horror” on CD, a GWAR t-shirt, or the ultimate “Bloody Pit” package that includes the CD, the GWAR t-shirt, and a 12×12 autographed cover print!
Catch GWAR on the “Bloody Tour Of Horror”, with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp:
10/12 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/16 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium – Rock N Shock Festival*
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Telus
10/19 – Moncton, NB @ Club Oxygen
10/20 – Halifax, NS @ The New Palace
10/22 – Quebec City, QC @ Theatre Imperial
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
10/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/2 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/3 – Little Rock, AR @ The Village
11/4 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/6 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Park*
11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
11/9 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
11/10 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/15 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/18 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
11/19 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
11/20 – Bend, OR @ Midtown Music Hall
11/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/22 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Concert Hall
11/24 – Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
11/26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/27 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
11/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/1 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
12/2 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
12/3 – Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
12/4 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
12/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
*Denotes Festival Date
NO SLEEP TIL… FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
FOR MORE INFO ON THE FESTIVAL VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NOSLEEPTIL.COM.AU/
12/10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ ASB Showgrounds
12/12 – Perth, Australia @ Arena Joondalup
12/15 – Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
12/17 – Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Showgrounds
12/18 – Sydney, Australia @ The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park
12/19 – Brisbane, New Zealand @ RNA Showgrounds
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At the risk of sounding like a giddy tween school girl having her first eargasm listening to a favorite boy band, American Bang’s self titled debut album is nothing short of phenomenal. I just want to jump up and down on my bed and scream my head off whenever I play this record. Not since Black Stone Cherry’s debut disc have I been this excited by listening to a rock album.
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, American Bang is the perfect blend of southern rock, country, and hard modern rock. Their unique sound and style is what sets them apart from the other bands out there today. American Bang does not try to imitate anyone, instead they present themselves. That tactic has worked, because their self titled debut album is proof of what a fantastic group they are.
Lead singer Jaren Johnson’s voice is the standout component of American Bang. Johnson has a rock and roll throat with a southern twang that creates melodic, mesmerizing vocals. His talent behind the microphone is amazing and his ability really stands out on songs like “Wild And Young” and “I Wouldn’t Want To Be You”. Johnson’s unique vocal style helps to separate American Bang from the plethora of carbon copied new bands out there.
The praise of Johnson’s voice is not meant to undermine the ability of the rest of the band. Ben Brown’s lead guitar chops are superb, and the rhythm section of Kelby Ray (bass) and Neil Mason (drums) round out the group perfectly. This is a band that makes magic together and that magic is evident on their self titled debut.
“Wild And Young” is one of the best songs on the record and rightfully so. A terrific song about youth, enjoying the best years of your life and living for the moment, “Wild And Young” is a song that just makes the listener happy. Even if you’re crotchety and old, you will find the lyrics emulating from your mouth after a couple of listens. “Wild And Young” is a blazing song.
“Angels” kicks off with nice acoustic plucking and Johnson’s high twanged voice telling us a story. By the time the bridge has completed, we are in love with this song. It has a soft, sweet feel to it that captivates the senses. Angels will be a big radio hit, once American Bang decides they want to release it.
“She Don’t Cry No More” follows and hits a little harder, as this song is a more of a rocker than its predecessor. Fast guitar and a quick drum beat highlight this song as the rocking good time that it is. Bound to put a bounce in your step, “She Don’t Cry No More” is a blazing good time song.
“Wouldn’t Want To Be You” slows things down again, but not in a ballad way. This song has more of a bounce to it. An excellent groove kicks off the song and carries throughout. The bounce and twang lead into the chorus where the rhythm lifts to a slightly faster level, before settling down to the steady pace of the verse. Reminiscent of early Black Crowes, “Wouldn’t Want To Be You” is southern rock done right.
Overall, American Bang is a stellar debut album by a magnificent band. I see great things in the future for American Bang. They should be around for a while, rocking the masses. Be smart and get in on the greatness early by picking up a copy of their self-titled debut album.
Rating: Out of 10
- Whiskey Walk
- Wild And Young
- She Don’t Cry No More
- Hurts Like Hell
- All We Know
- Wouldn’t Want To Be You
- A Man Can Change
- Other Side Of You
- Roll On
American Bang Is:
Jaren Johnson – vocals, guitar
Ben Brown – guitar
Kelby Ray – bass
Neil Mason – drums
“Born To Rock and Roll” & “Stronger” are just two of the kick ass songs you will find on SKIN’s new CD, Breaking the Silence.
Like what you hear? You can pick up Breaking the Silence in the band’s webshop at this link.