Album Available Tomorrow on Steamhammer/SPV
Tomorrow sees the release of the highly anticipated new album Living Like A Runaway, from Metal Icon LITA FORD via Steamhammer/SPV. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.
LITA commented on the release of Living Like a Runaway:
“The new album Living Like a Runaway is finally ready for the universe to hear. You will feel it your bones when you listen to it. So get your new CD, put it in your car (or wherever your favorite place is to listen to music is) and BLAST IT LOUDER THAN LOUD!!!”
In celebration of the release RollingStone.com the online home of Rolling Stone Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album. Listen to Living Like a Runaway in its entirety HERE.
FORD is beyond stoked to be sharing the new album with the help of Rolling Stone:
“Thanks to Rolling Stone for all their support and for streaming Living Like A Runaway in its entirety !!! Rolling Stone rocks it big time as usual!!!”
Coinciding with the album’s release, LITA is hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the “Rock of Ages Tour”. In addition to the dates with Def Leppard and Poison, LITA has confirmed additional headlining shows during the run. These dates are scheduled for June 21st in Tempe, AZ, June 28th in Lexington, KY and July 12th in Jim Thorpe, PA. A complete listing of all dates can be found below.
LITA FORD has teamed up with producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig to work on Living Like a Runaway. Together the team invested a lot of time and effort into this kick ass project: “We worked on the lyrics intensively to really give the songs a lot of meaning and that special emotional depth. I think that these are some of the best lyrics ever, period. FORD is referring to numbers such as ‘Devil In My Head,’ ‘Hate,’ and ‘The Asylum’ which see her bare her soul in a way which she has never done before.
Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and now looks back on many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne “Close Your Eyes Forever” “What Do You Know About Love”, “Shot Of Poison”, “Larger Than Life” and “Kiss Me Deadly”. With the release of Living Like A Runaway, expect many more songs to be added to the list of hits.
LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:
6/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
6/21: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee*
6/22: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheater
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/28: Lexington, KY @ Buster’s Billiards + Backroom*
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
6/30: Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Time Forum
7/2: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/6: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
7/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
7/11: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
7/12: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak*
7/13: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7/14: Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall
7/16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/17: Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
7/19: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
8/9: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
8/11: Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/12: Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
8/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/15: Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium
8/17: Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/18: Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/20: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/22: Bangor, ME @ Bangor Waterfront
8/24: Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/25: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
8/28: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
8/29: Lampe, MO @ Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater
8/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
9/1: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/3: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
9/4: Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
9/11: Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino Amphitheater
9/12: Tucson, AZ @ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
9/14: Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
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The World’s Largest Touring Heavy Music Festival Gives Back to Our Servicemen and Women
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is proud, once again, to announce the METAL OF HONOR program, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of our active military, veterans and their families. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL believes strongly in honoring our country’s servicemen and women with these efforts as a way to say thank you for the services they provide on a day-to-day basis, overseas and on U.S. soil.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman stated, “Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread.”
As a major part of the program this year, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will be making lawn tickets available that will have a direct impact on a charity in your local market! Beginning Friday, June 22 at 10am and continuing for 72 hours, a donation will be made to your local charity for each individual lawn ticket sold through the TEXT TO DONATE program! Text MAYHEM to 41518 to make a $5 donation to METAL OF HONOR and be entered to win a METAL OF HONOR Meet & Greet with Slipknot (details coming soon)!
Additionally, as part of the 2012 METAL OF HONOR program, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is helping promote the goal of HIRING OUR HEROES. The METAL OF HONOR tent, located in the festival area, will have a local US Chamber of Commerce representative at each venue providing information on local companies actively seeking to hire veterans.
All military veterans attending the festival are invited to go to the METAL OF HONOR tent, located in the festival area, to obtain their METAL OF HONOR wristband. The METAL OF HONOR wristband will identify them as veterans for the crew, bands and fellow patrons. The METAL OF HONOR tent will provide information on the various ways the tour, sponsors and bands are showing their appreciation to them that day. Each veteran will receive a raffle ticket to win a personalized commemorative plaque to be presented to one of these hometown heroes, on the main stage, to thank them for their service and sacrifice!
To get your tickets and make a difference, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com, www.livenation.com, the Box Office at your local 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL venue, or charge by phone and use the password HONOR.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival is back for its fifth year, spiralling through the U.S. with a killer line up!
(daily opening rotation of AS I LAY DYING, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ASKING ALEXANDRIA)
AS I LAY DYING
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
(opening rotation of UPON A BURNING BODY (6/30 – 7/11), I THE BREATHER (7/25 – 8/04), BETRAYING THE MARTYRS (7/13 – 7/24))
UPON A BURNING BODY
I THE BREATHER
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
The 5th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL attendees can enjoy a plethora of festival activities, including perusing vendors, attending autograph signing sessions and a slew of other interactive activities that enhance the concert experience.
In 2008, the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL bulldozed onto the scene and quickly made itself known as the preeminent summer destination for the hard rock and metal community. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL boasts the most powerful artist line-ups in heavy music. Artists who have performed on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL have included hard music legends SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON, MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, CANNIBAL CORPSE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MASTODON, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KINGDOM OF SORROW, DETHKLOK and many more. All have pummelled the stage, while delivering the intensity and heaviness that fans have grown to expect year after year.
For more information on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
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England’s premiere rock act, GLAMOUR OF THE KILL has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music. “We’re really excited to be have signed to eOne Music. As a band we love what we do and getting the opportunity to spread it globally is an exciting prospect for us.” says front man Davey Richmond. The band will release their yet to be titled new record later this year. Richmond continues, “After how well we’ve been received in the UK & Europe it means so much to us to be able to take our music across to the US and the rest of the world now, and we look forward to working with a label who understands what Glamour of the Kill are all about.”
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, or more simply put, GOTK, has been generating buzz ever since their debut EP “Through the Dark They March” came out in 2007. The success of their 10/10 Metal Hammer rated EP led to tours with Bullet for My Valentine, Dragonforce, Avenged Sevenfold and most notably a performance on the main stage of Download Festival in 2008.
After they released their self-titled EP in 2008, the band went on to release their first studio album called “The Summoning.” Check out the video for the hit single, “Feeling Alive.”
GLAMOUR OF THE KILL is: Davey Richmond (lead vocals, Bass), Chris Gomerson (guitars, backing vocals), Mike Kingswood (lead guitars, backing vocals), Ben Thomson (drums, backing vocals)
KISS & MOTLEY CRUE Tour to Follow
In anticipation of their first visit to North America as the opening act on the 43 date Kiss and Motley Crue tour, THE TREATMENT will release their debut album, This Might Hurt on July 17, 2012. The album, released by Spinefarm Records outside of North America in the fall, received critical acclaim around the world:
“What [THE TREATMENT] also possess is a surprisingly mature approach to writing and performing songs. Which is why This Might Hurt sounds vibrant, even after several listens. They’ve been called the new Def Leppard. In truth, the album suggests THE TREATMENT are their own masters.” – Classic Rock Magazine, January 2012
“These young Brits delivered a brash, Jager-swilling, all night party of a debut that fizzed with endless energy and power.” – Kerrang!, December 2011
Since the release of the album outside of North America, the band has done extensive touring in the UK and Europe—supporting Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Steel Panther, and Thin Lizzy. The band is appearing this month at UK’s Download festival, Belgium’s Grasspop Festival, Germany’s Reload Festival, and Switzerland’s Earshaker Days Festival.
The Kiss and Motley Crue tour runs July 20 to September 23, 2012. See all current dates below:
Friday, July 20, 2012 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, July 21, 2012 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Sunday, July 22, 2012 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Friday, July 27, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 28, 2012 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Friday, August 3, 2012 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, August 4, 2012 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, August 5, 2012 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Pavilion
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Friday, August 10, 2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 19, 2012 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
Friday, August 24, 2012 Grand Junction, CO @ Rock Jam
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Monday, August 27, 2012 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, September 7, 2012 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Elkhorn (East Troy), WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Allegan,MI @ Allegan County Fair
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, September 16, 2012 Mansfield,MA @ Comcast Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Friday, September 21, 2012 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, September 23, 2012 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
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ITM CONFIRMED FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL;
MORE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
The countdown is on…less than two months to go for the North American release of In This Moment‘s forthcoming album, BLOOD. Well in advance, the band is excited to be able reveal the brand new album cover and the album’s complete track listing.
The first single from the new album, also entitled “Blood,” has just gone for adds at Active Rock Radio and is now available for purchase at all online retailers. Click here to access at iTunes. The title track showcases the intense vocals, relentless guitars, deeply personal lyrics and driving rhythms for which the band has come to be known. BLOOD is due out in North America on August 14thand is produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch); the album is the band’s fourth for longtime label Century Media Records.
In other In This Moment news, the band has been confirmed for this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival kicking off in August. Prior to that, they will head out on an extensive trek of North America later this month. This run will include headlining dates, as well as support slots with Papa Roach and later with Shinedown and Adelita’s Way. Please see below for the itinerary.
In This Moment was formed in 2005 and have released three full length albums to date, selling over a quarter of a million records in the US alone. They’ve cracked the Top 40 Active Rock charts and have appeared on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, as well as Warped and Ozzfest tours. Frontwoman Maria Brink was recently named Revolver’s Hottest Chick in Metal. In This Moment is: Maria Brink (vocals), Chris Howorth (lead guitar), Randy Weitzel (rhythm guitar), Travis Johnson (bass) and Tom Hane (drums).
In This Moment BLOOD track listing:
1. Rise With Me
5. You’re Gonna Listen
6. It Is Written
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
13. The Blood Legion
In This Moment tour dates:
22 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
23 Spokane, WA A Club
25 Southwest Minot, ND City Auditorium*
26 Aberdeen, SD Ramkota Exhibit Hall*
28 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s*
29 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre*
30 Rock Island, IL Rock The District*
2 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock*
5 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront**
6 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena**
8 Montreal, QC Club Soda**
10 Toronto, ON Kool Haus**
12 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
13 Fargo, ND The Venue**
14 Kearney, NE Viaero Events Center**
16 Evansville, IN Victory Theatre**
18 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
19 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom**
20 Davenport, IA Adler Theater**
21 St. Paul, MN The Station
23 Winnipeg, MB Pantages Playhouse Theater**
24 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre**
26 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Center**
28 Missoula, MT Adams Center**
30 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium**
31 Casper, WY Casper Events Center Arena**
2 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Events Center Arena**
3 Sioux Falls, SD WH LYON Fairgrounds**
6 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
8 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
10 Joliet, IL Mojoes (with All That Remains)
11 Birch Run, MI Dirtfest/Birch Run Expo Center
14 Dayton, OH McGuffy’s House Of Rock
15 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
17 Bonner Springs, KS Capitol Park***
18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds***
19 Maryland Heights, MO
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater***
22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion***
24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center***
26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center***
28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion***
29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center***
31 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion***
1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center***
2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
5 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s
*with Papa Roach
**with Shinedown and Adelita’s Way
***Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
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EACH SONG WILL BE AVAILABLE BOTH DIGITALLY AND ON SEVEN-INCH VINYL
Red Hot Chili Peppers announced today they would unveil 18 previously unreleased sides from the I’m With You sessions. Each of the songs will be available worldwide both digitally and on vinyl, with two sides per seven-inch. The first pair of sides – “Strange Man” on the A-side and “Long Progression” on the B-side – will be released on August 14, 2012. The second pair of sides – Magpies and Victorian Machinery – will be released on September 11, 2012. The third pair of sides – “Never Is A Long Time” and “Love Of Your Life” – will be release on October 2, 2012. The fourth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released November 6, 2012. The fifth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 4,, 2012 and the sixth pair of sides (titles TBD) will be released December 18, 2012. The final two releases will be released in early 2013.
Each of the nine seven-inches released will be able to combined by fans to create one larger piece of artwork.
“Finding songs that seem to want to join hands with others is a special task that require the right people… and the right songs!” said RHCP guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. “Some songs seem to have a lot more of an agenda than others. Some songs play well with others and some songs need more attention and a little extra care. Here are some songs that seemed to want to pair up and take a later train. Keep your eye on them, they’re up to something…”
Each of the nine seven-inches will feature cover artwork by Kelsey Brookes (www.kelseybrookes.com). Brookes’ well-documented background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art combine in explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs. His work has appeared in countless group shows, art fairs, and magazines such as GQ, Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay and Dazed and Confused.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a world tour in support of I’m With You, and playing sold out arenas around the globe.
CAVO JOINS THIRD ANNUAL
CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR
FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY
EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM AND NEW MEDICINE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
UPDATED ROUTING REVEALED
NATIONALLY SYNDICATED “ROCKLINE” APPEARANCE SET FOR MONDAY, JULY 23
PLUS WEEKLY GOOGLE “HANGOUTS” WITH PERFORMERS ALL SUMMER
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The third annual CARNIVAL OF MADNESS TOUR fueled by Monster Energy has announced the addition of CAVO to the all-star lineup including EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Tickets for the annual touring rock extravaganza–with affordable prices ranging from $25-$45–are currently on sale via www.carnivalofmadness.com.
Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago and Pittsburgh. See below for updated routing. Note: dates and line ups are subject to change.
“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer,” says EVANESCENCE front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour. “We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular.”
For new CARNIVAL OF MADNESS addition CAVO, their sophomore album Thick As Thieves is a testament to their bond that was once broken and has now been rebuilt and even strengthened. Released April 2012 via Eleven Seven Music, the album, featuring the Top 20 Active Rock title track, was dubbed “melodic rock gold” by AOL Noisecreep and received a 4-out-of-5 stars review by the website Loudwire. CAVO—CASEY WALKER (Vocals), BRIAN SMITH (bass), CHAD LAROY (drums) and CHRIS HOBBS (guitar)–will officially be impacting rock radio this summer with their next single “Circles,” though it is already spinning at Sirius, KQRC in Kansas City and hometown favorite, KPNT in St. Louis, MO. The band has previously achieved a #1 single, “Champagne,” and Top 5 rock track, “Crash,” on their major label debut, Bright Nights Dark Days (Reprise Records).
On Monday, July 23, Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE, Pete and Sam Loeffler of CHEVELLE and Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM will appear on Rockline Radio in anticipation of the tour launch. Hosted by Bob Coburn, the nationally syndicated radio show airs live at 8:30pm Pacific/11:30pm Eastern on rock stations across the country and can also be heard online at www.rocklineradio.com. Check their website for local affiliated stations. During the show, fans can call in to ask the artists questions as well at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
The five CARNIVAL OF MADNESS bands have also set weekly Google Hangouts to video chat with their fans prior to kicking off the tour. Starting today (6/18), fans can check out the contests page at www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests to enter for a chance to take part in the Hangout and chat with their favorite bands. Those who don’t win will still be able to join in and watch the Hangout live at www.carnivalofmadness.com. The Hangouts will take place: Thursday, June 21 with NEW MEDICINE, Thursday, June 28 with CAVO, Thursday, July 12 with HALESTORM, Thursday, July 19 with CHEVELLE and a date TBA with EVANESCENCE. Exact times and further details will be posted at www.carnivalofmadness.com.
MONSTER ENERGY, BEACON AUDIO, PRS GUITARSand JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT are teaming up to offer CARNIVAL OF MADNESS fans the ultimate summer concert tour experience with incredible opportunities for fans to win one-of-a-kind prizes:
The Monster Energy “ChevHELLe On Wheels”
Listen to your local rock radio station, leading up to the show in your area, and win the chance to go for a cruise with members of Chevelle in the “supped up” up Monster Energy CheveHELLe on Wheels (featuring JVC Mobile Audio). Winners will also receive the JVC KR-R530 in-dash CD Receiver. If that were not enough, winners also snag a pair of Beacon Audio headphones and sit on the side of the stage while Chevelle performs rocking to the same monitor mix the band themselves will be hearing. For more information, visit www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests.
Carnival of Madness is excited to be a part of Beacon Audio’s launch in 2012! Fans will be able to register to win either Beacon Audio’s new Orion headphones or the new Phoenix Bluetooth portable speaker. Winners will also get to meet Halestorm each evening after their performance. Beginning Monday, July 9, go to www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests and register.
“Six Strings of Madness”
Calling ALL guitar players, or NOT! Whether you’re a shredder, beginner or just rock the air, beginning Monday, July 9, go to www.CarnivalofMadness.com/contests to find out details on how you can register for your chance to win a limited edition “Six Strings of Madness” guitar from Carnival of Madness and PRS Guitars.
Grammy Award winning band EVANESCENCE—AMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums)–has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone with the help of such Top 10 hit singles as “Bring Me To Life,” “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, the group released their highly anticipated third studio album, and first album in five years, Evanescence (Wind-Up Records), which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and features the hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.”
Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE—PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and features two, #1 hit Active Rock singles “Face To The Floor” and “Hats Off To The Bull.”
Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that has already reached the Top Spot at Active Rock radio.
NEW MEDICINE—JAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). The album features the first single, “Laid,” co-written by Scherer and producers S*A*M & Sluggo, and their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” which has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit www.carnivalofmadness.com, www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness and www.twitter.com/carnivalmadness.
Check out the CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour on the following dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 7/31 Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
Wed 8/1 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
Fri 8/3 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Sat 8/4 Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
Mon 8/6 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
Tue 8/7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six
Wed 8/8 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 8/10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Mon 8/13 Belton, TX Bell County Expo
Tue 8/14 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
Wed 8/15 Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
Fri 8/17 Lubbock, TX Lone Star Events Center
Sat 8/18 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Mon 8/20 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
*Tue 8/21 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
**Thu 8/23 Grand Rapids, MI Rock the Rapids
**Fri 8/24 Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
Sun 8/26 Chicago, IL Toyota Park
**Tue 8/28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Wed 8/29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
**Thu 8/30 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
**Sun 9/2 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Outer Harbor
(*) show features Evanescence, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) show features Evanescence, Chevelle, Cavo and New Medicine with very special guests
One of the bands I was looking forward to the most at the M3 Rock Festival was Stryper. I never got to see the band play live before, and they rarely ever come to my area. Due to the messed up start times on Saturday, Stryper’s set was greatly shortened, and I couldn’t have been more disappointed. The band only got to play 6 songs, and there was no “the Rock That Makes Me Roll”, no “In God We Trust, and no “Honestly”. M3 kind of redeemed themselves by bringing out Oz Fox, Tim Gaines and Michael Sweet to perform “Heaven and Hell” with both Vinnie Appice and Carmine Appice on drums during the All-Star Jam. That was a cool rock and roll moment that I will never forget. I hope Stryper gets asked to come back to M3, and to play a longer set. They were easily one of the best bands at M3.
The All-Star Jam overall was cool but overall disappointing. How do you have an All-Star Jam without George Lynch or Warren DeMartini? The possibility was there to something very cool, but the short Jam session seemed much more like an after thought than a planned segment of the M3 Rock Festival. Who did participate in the All-Star Jam? Robert Mason, Terry Ilous, Michael Sweet, Mark Kendall, Oz Fox, Chris Taylor, Tim Gaines, Sean McNabb, Carmine Appice and Vinny Appice.
Stryper’s set list consisted of the songs: “Sing-Along Song”, “Reach Out”, “Calling On You”, “Free”, “To Hell With The Devil” and “Soldiers Under Command”.
The All-Star Jam set list was: “Rainbow In The Dark”, “All Right Now” and “Heaven And Hell”
Check out our Stryper and All-Star Jam photo gallery below!
There are a bunch of cool releases hitting stores and online retailers tomorrow. Check out the list below!
Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
Malice – New Breed of Godz
U.D.O. – Celebrator (2 CD)
LostProphets – Weapons
Eye Empire – Impact
The Murder of My Sweet – Bye Bye Lullaby
My Dynamite – S/T
At Vance – Facing Your Enemy
Syron Vanes – Bringer of Evil (Reissue)
Syron Vanes – Revenge (Reissue)
The origin of Eye Empire began in 2007 when Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo/Stereomud/Dark New Day) and B.C. Kochmit (Switched) started to construct what would eventually become the foundation of this empire.
After two years of writing and searching for the right voice, Donald Carpenter (Submersed) joined the group in October of 2009 followed by former Texas Hippie Coalition member Ryan Bennett on drums. The band’s debut album: Moment of Impact will be released Tuesday, June 19th via Bad Puppy Records / Bulldog Productions.
Produced by Corey Lowery and Eye Empire, early pressings of the album have already sold thousands of copies on-line exclusively through mail order. An expanded track listing with three brand new songs make up the national release of Moment Of Impact.
The first single from the album, “I Pray” has already been heard on Sirius/XM’s “Octane” for the past few months; while the band has been staging one standing room only show after another. Eye Empire will immediately head back out on the road for dates beginning on September 4th in Madison, WI, and rolling in to a direct support run with Wayne Static’s Pighammer that commences on September 27th in Sacramento.
Check out the band’s clip, “I Pray” below! Get Moment of Impact here!
Aussie rockers My Dynamite’s new self titled album hits stores on Tuesday (June 19th). The band has made their song “Dirty Game” available for a free download at the band’s Facebook page. Get it here!