There were a ton of great videos in 2010, but 10 of them stood out among the rest.Roadrunner Records Taking Dawn is one of the newer bands to the label, and it was refreshing to see this young band injecting some humor in the video, instead of just standing around playing instruments. Check out their video, “Time To Burn” below!
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Frontman and guitarist, Chris Babbitt is super excited at the prospect of the KISS tour, enthusing: “I still think my guys are fucking with me. Isn’t Ashton Kutcher supposed to punk only famous people? Not even in 100,000 years did I think we’d really be opening for KISS…especially after the third farewell tour! We’ve got our Love Gun locked and loaded, and can’t wait to strut the same stage as our heroes. This is such an honour it’s almost too overwhelming for words”.
Sat 1st May – SHEFFIELD Arena
Sun 2nd May – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue 4th May – LIVERPOOL Arena
Wed 5th May – BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Fri 7th May – DUBLIN O2 Arena
Sun 9th May – GLASGOW SECC
Mon 10th May – MANCHESTER MEN Arena
Wed 12th May – LONDON Wembley Arena
Thu 13th May – LONDON Wembley Arena
If you’re quick, you can also catch TAKING DAWN at the remaining UK dates with Airbourne as follows;
Thu 1st Apr – LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Fri 2nd Apr – LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Sat 3rd Apr – MANCHESTER Apollo
Mon 5th Apr – EDINBURGH Picture House
Tue 6th Apr – GLASGOW O2 Academy
Wed 7th Apr – LEEDS O2 Academy
Thu 8th Apr – NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 10th Apr – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Sun 11th Apr – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 13th Apr – BELFAST Mandela Hall
Wed 14th Apr – DUBLIN Academy
Are you looking for some new rock that stands out from the mediocre metal and has a sound that slaps you awake? Well, look no further, Taking Dawn is the band you seek. Equipped with a talented lead singer in Chris Babbit, who also serves double duty as guitarist, and armed with talented musicians who know how to play their instruments well, Taking Dawn is poised to be the next great hard rock band.
Their debut album, Time To Burn, is a testament to that style of hard and heavy rock. Filled with crushing guitar solos, rhythmic drums, and a lead singer whose voice is powerful and smooth, Time To Burn is one hell of a debut album.
Time To Burn opens with the title track, a fast, hard-hitting rock tune that has a modern Winger vibe and finds lead vocalist Chris Babbit sounding a lot like Kip Winger. That’s not to say Taking Dawn is a Winger-esque band, but the opening track definitely has a Winger sound and feel to it. A solid opener on its own accord, Time To Burn sets the pace for the rest of the album and announces that Taking Dawn hit hard.
“Like A Revolution” keeps the rock going. Babbit and guitarist Mikey Cross show off their skills on this song, which contains some amazing guitar work. The solos are sharp and enjoyable and the heaviness of the song reminds us of why we are fans of hard rock and roll in the first place. “Like A Revolution” is a song that packs a powerful punch.
“So Loud” is a blistering party rocker if ever there was one. While simple in lyrics and melody, the catchy hook and chorus force you to tap your feet and sing along. It’s only a matter of moments before you know the words and are shouting them out loud with a smile on your face and an extra bounce in your step. So Loud reminds us of what fun rock sounds like.
The big ballad of the album (yeah, you knew they had to have one) is “Close Your Eyes”. As far as ballads go, this one is ok. Ballads are not the strength of Taking Dawn, and while every band likes to include one in the hopes it will push them over the top,”Close Your Eyes” is mediocre at best. The band should stick to their strengths, which is fist in your face, hard rock and roll.
The album closes with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”, and while it’s a huge risk to cover a song so beloved, I give Taking Dawn a lot of credit. Their version of this classic rocker is solid. Opening with a nifty little guitar riff, the song segues right into the classic guitar notes of the original. And while Chris Babbit may not be Lindsey Buckingham and Mikey Cross is certainly not Stevie Nicks, the dark raspy vocals work exceptionally well for this cover tune.
Taking Dawn are a new band that you should definitely be listening to. Armed with heavy rock, talented guitars, and deep, dark vocals that have power and ability, this is a band worth telling your friends about. If you’re a fan of rock and roll and you’ve been waiting for something new and exciting to come around that you could get behind and support, then Taking Dawn is what you’ve been wanting. Time To Burn is available on Roadrunner Records and worth every penny you spend on it.
- Time to Burn
- Like A Revolution
- Take Me Away
- So Loud
- Save Me
- Close Your Eyes
- Fight ‘Em With Your Rock
- Never Enough
- The Chain
Taking Dawn Is:
Chris Babbit – Lead Vocals & Guitar
Mikey Cross – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, backing vocals
Andrew Cushing – Bass Guitar, backing vocals
Alan Doucette – Drums, backing vocals
Tonight from 10 P.M. EST – 1 A.M. (9 P.M. – 12:00 CST), the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show will take over the airwaves at KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, TX. Listen online at www.kacvfm.org.
The show this week will feature new music from Black Robot (featuring former members of Buckcherry), The Poodles, Reckless Love, (Brent Muscat) Sin City Sinners, Broken Teeth, Jetboy, Airbourne, Krokus and our pick of the week, Taking Dawn!
Don’t miss out on this great night of rock!
Las Vegas rockers Taking Dawn have just announced that they will be joining forces with Airbourne for a European tour starting in Milan on March 3rd and ending in Dublin on April 14th.
Currently on tour in the States with Theory of a Deadman, Taking Dawn are taking the rock world by storm, one city at a time. Blurring the lines between rock and metal, their Roadrunner Records debut, Time To Burn, boasts huge vocals, epic choruses and even bigger guitars. The album will be released in the UK on April 12th, Continental Europe on March 1st, Japan in mid April, and Australia on March 1st.
The band also released a video for the first single “Time to Burn” , which features everything from hot chicks to break dancers and even a hilarious spoof on the Kanye West VMA incident.
European tour dates with Airbourne are as follows:
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Alcatraz (w/Airbourne) Milan
Mar 4 2010 8:00P
Posthof (w/Airbourne ) Linz
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Gasometer (w/Airbourne) Vienna
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Durer Kirt (w/ Airbourne) Budapest
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
Tonhalle/Zenith (w/ Airbourne)
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Volkhaus (w/ Airbourne ) Zurich
Mar 10 2010 8:00P
Schlactof (w/ Airbourne) Wiesbaden
Mar 11 2010 8:00P
Longhorn (w/Airbourne) Stuttgart
Mar 13 2010 8:00P
C Halle (w/Airbourne) Berlin
Mar 14 2010 8:00P
Pumpehuset (w/Airbourne) Copenhagen
Mar 15 2010 8:00P
John Dee (w/Airbourne) Oslo
Mar 17 2010 8:00P
Nosturi (w/Airbourne) Helsinki
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
Klubi (w/Airbourne) Tempere
Mar 20 2010 8:00P
KB Halle (w/ Airbourne) Malmo
Mar 21 2010 8:00P
Gross Freheit (w/Airbourne) Hamburg
Mar 22 2010 8:00P
Ewerk/Palladium (w/Airbourne) Koln
Mar 23 2010 8:00P
Pul (w/Airbourne) Uden Niewe, Holland
Mar 25 2010 8:00P
Melkweg (w/Airbourne) Amsterdam, Holland
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
Zenith (w/Airbourne) Paris
Mar 27 2010 8:00P
Rockhal Club Luxembourg (w/Airbourne) Luxembourg
Mar 29 2010 8:00P
Guildhall (w/Airbourne) Portsmouth, England
Mar 30 2010 8:00P
Colson Hall (w/Airbourne) Bristol, England
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Hammersmith Apollo (w/Airbourne) London, England
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Liverpool, England
Apr 3 2010 8:00P
Apollo (w/Airbourne) Manchester
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Picturehouse (w/Airbourne) Edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 7 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Leeds, England
Apr 8 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) New Castle, England
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Civic Hall (w/Airbourne) Wolverhampton, England
Apr 11 2010 8:00P
Rock City (w/Airbourne) Nottingham, England
Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Mandella Hall (w/Airbourne) Belfast
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Dublin
Time to Burn album buy link : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/time-to-burn-special-edition/id350134971
LAS VEGAS UPSTARTS TAKING DAWN RELEASE TIME TO BURN VIA ROADRUNNER
PREPARE TO ENTERTAIN HOME CROWD WITH ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
Las Vegas-based rockers Taking Dawn, who just released their Roadrunner debut, Time to Burn, on Tuesday, January 26, are gearing up for an acoustic performance and autograph signing session at Zia Records, also known as Las Vegas, best independent music store. The band will perform two songs, in addition to signing autographs for fans and customers. The in-store appearance will take place on Saturday, February 13 and will begin promptly at 2 PM at Zia on Eastern, 4225 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV, 89119.
Taking Dawn are currently on tour with labelmates Theory of a Deadman. Expect to hear a lot more from this up and coming band, who’ve been described as having “ballsy rock riffs that are ’80s-influenced while still showcasing a lot of modern touches” by Cosmos Gaming and as “not afraid to rock hard and take names” by Colossal Pop. The Las Vegas Review Journal has deemed Time to Burn “a total rager.” Metalholic said the album had “guitars with winding melodies and high impact drumming.”
The band recently unveiled a video for the rockin’ “Time to Burn” here.
Check out the brand new video”Time To Burn” from Las Vegas rockers, Taking Dawn. Taking Dawn’s new album Time To Burn is available for pre-order at this link.
For 24 Hours Only, Taking Dawn is giving away a free download of their new song, “Time To Burn”! Go get yours off of the RoadRunner.com website!
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