The Crystal Coconut definitely granted ALESTORM fans their wish: the visionary world travelers have officially entered the recording studio and will return with their upcoming album, CurseoftheCrystalCoconut, to be released via Napalm Records in summer 2020. This release will mark the band’s sixth studio album, and promises new anthems bursting with the chaotic energy ALESTORM fans have come to love. Prepare yourself for a level of epic symphonic folk metal insanity that no other band on the high seas could ever aim to touch!
ALESTORM’s latest album, No Grave But The Sea, was a worldwide success – reaching #1 on the US Heatseekers album charts, #14 on the German album charts and other top 20 placements in Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland and Belgium. Grab your best rum, take a swig and hold tight – further album details will be revealed soon (but let’s hope King K. Rool doesn’t steal the demos first).
ALESTORM on Curse of the Crystal Coconut:“Oh wow, humans of planet Earth! We’re super excited to announce that today we have entered Krabi Road Studios in Thailand to begin the recording of the 6thALESTORM album, which will be called Curse of the Crystal Coconut! We may or may not have stolen that title from Donkey Kong. Anyway, we’ll be here for the next 3 weeks recording 13-ish songs, some of which will be so absolutely terrible that they’ll never see the light of day. The ones that somehow turn out alright will be released on Napalm Records sometime in the early summer! LOTS OF UPDATES COMING SOON, stay tuned and we’ll tell you all about it.”
Catch ALESTORM on tour and get the chance to listen to some new songs! 21.02.20 ES – Madrid / La Rivera 20.03.20 AU – Melbourne / Download Festival 21.03.20 AU – Sydney / Download Festival 04.06.20 SE – Solvesborg / Sweden Rock 12.06.20 CH – Interlaken / Greenfield 14.06.20 US – Donington Park / Download Festival 19.06.20 BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting 20.06.20 FR – Clisson / Hellfest 03.07.20 ES – Barcelona / Rock Fest 04.07.20 IT – Villafranca di Verona / Rock The Castle 09.07.20 CZ – Vizovice / Masters of Rock 31.07.20 UA – Ternopil / Faine Misto 06.08.20 HR – Pula / Headbanger’s Holiday 08.08.20 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave 14.08.20 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze 21.08.20 DE – Haddeby / Baltic Open Air 05.09.20 DE – Selb / Festival Medieval
Los Angeles punk band BAD RELIGION and Chicago cult rock heroes ALKALINE TRIO have announced a North American co-headlining tour. The trek will kick off on March 26 in Los Angeles, California and wrap on April 19 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 13 at 12 p.m. local time.
“This tour is extra special,” explains BAD RELIGION co-songwriter and lead singer Greg Graffin. Not only are we celebrating our 40th anniversary, but we get to do it with ALKALINE TRIO, who are such a great band. [I am] really excited about this!”
“BAD RELIGION was one of my first loves,” says ALKALINE TRIO co-lead vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba. “I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard ‘Suffer’ around age 12. They are one of the very reasons I started playing punk rock music and continue to today. This tour is going to be epic on many levels. We’ve done Warped Tour and festival shows many times over the years, but this will be the first time it’s just us and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”
Mar. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Mar. 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Mar. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Mar. 30 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
Apr. 01 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Apr. 02 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Apr. 04 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Apr. 06 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
Apr. 07 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Apr. 08 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo RiverWorks
Apr. 10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
Apr. 11 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Apr. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Apr. 14 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Apr. 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Apr. 17 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Apr. 18 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Apr. 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
Coming up on 40 years as a band, BAD RELIGION formed in 1980 in the suburbs of Los Angeles. The band has become synonymous with intelligent and provocative West Coast punk rock and are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the genre. BAD RELIGION has continually pushed social boundaries and questioned authority and beliefs armed only with propulsive guitars, charging drumbeats, thoughtful lyrics and an undying will to inspire and provoke anyone who will listen.
The band recently released 17th studio album, “Age Of Unreason”. The critically acclaimed record offers a fiery and intensely relevant musical response to the times, with songs that address a myriad of socio-political maladies, including conspiracy theories, racist rallies, Trump‘s election, the erosion of the middle class, alternative facts and more. There is a stylistic consistency to the band’s iconic and influential sound — hard fast beats, big hooks and rousing choruses, yet each new song remains distinctive, utilizing composition, melody and lyrics to deliver a unique narrative consistent with the band’s longstanding humanist worldview.
Since emerging in 1996, ALKALINE TRIO have become one of punk rock’s most progressive and unique bands of the last decade, rousing a dedicated legion of passionate supporters with nine fan-adored albums and relentless worldwide touring. The band’s recent release, “Is This Thing Cursed?”, debuted No. 2 on the current alternative albums chart, No. 9 on the top current albums chart and No. 68 on the Billboard 200. The album hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago’s Humboldt Park in the band’s hometown. Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (PENNYWISE, MOTÖRHEAD), it is the first ALKALINE TRIO album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of “Maybe I’ll Catch Fire” — ALKALINE TRIO‘s darkly charged sophomore full-length.
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS PAPA ROACH, I PREVAIL AND ICE NINE KILLS
4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced their long awaited eighth studio album, titled “F8” today. The album will be released globally on February 28th, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have amassed over 3 billion streams to date, over 2 billion video views andare the 3rd biggest artist in the hard rock space measured by total consumption (sales and streams) – surpassed only by Metallica and AC/DC. Newly signed to Better Noise Music, they’ve garnered 22 top 10, hit singles over the last few years. Today, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also premiered the debut single from F8,“Inside Out” one of the most personal songs that the band has released to date. Watch the official lyric video HERE. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “Inside Out” along with two other new tracks before the release on February 28th. The album will be available in the following formats: CD, digital download, mastered for iTunes download, double gatefold vinyl and picture disc vinyl. The band also curated special F8 merchandise bundles of albums with exclusive t-shirts, hoodies and more available for pre-order now as well.
Says FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory, “We had an extremely successful, yet tumultuous couple of years as a band. We didn’t just weather the storm but came out on the other side better than ever. It was a focused sober group recording, our most important album to date and without a question it shows. This album represents rebirth, progression, transcendence both personally and musically.” Vocalist Ivan Moody adds, “This record to me is ‘absolution’ – everything I’ve done in my life has led up to this moment.”
F8 was produced by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH with long time producer KEVIN CHURKO (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slash, etc). See the full tracklisting for F8 below.
TRACKLISTING FOR F8:
Living The Dream
A Little Bit Off
Bottom Of The Top
To Be Alone
Mother May I (Tic Toc)
Darkness Settles In
This Is War
Leave It All Behind
Brighter Side Of Grey
Making Monsters (BONUS)
Death Punch Therapy (BONUS)
Inside Out (Radio Edit) (BONUS)
The new album F8 follows FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’S hugely successful 2018 release, And Justice For None, which debuted in the Top 5 around the world and became the #1 streaming Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album of that year. They’ve built a rabid, global fanbase by creating a unique sound that blurs the line between rock and metal, which has never been more apparent than on their upcoming eighth studio album F8 and their upward trajectory doesn’t seem to waver.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH also announced today that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April 2020, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills. The tour is co-produced by FRANK PRODUCTIONS and LIVE NATION. See all dates below.
VIP presale, artist presale, and cyber monday presale begins today at 10:00 AM (local time). Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 AM (local time) until Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 PM through Citi’s Entertainment program. Local promoter venue and radio presales will kick off on Thursday, December 5th at 10:00 AM (local time). Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM (local time).
Papa Roach have been one of the leaders in alternative rock for nearly 26 years. The two-time GRAMMY-nominated band have sold over 20 million records worldwide, garnered over 2 billion streams to date, and charted over 14 Top 5, hit singles and six #1 hit singles including “Last Resort” (2000), “Scars” (2005), and most recently, “Born for Greatness” (2018). Their 10th studio album, Who Do You Trust? marks a paradigm career shift for the band, with singles “Who Do You Trust?” and “Elevate” having steadily remained in the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio. For more information on Papa Roach, please visit https://www.paparoach.com
I Prevail’s 2016 debut album, Lifelineswas one of the most successful debut releases for a hard rock band in the last decade in terms of sales and streams, with nearly 600,000 copies sold to date. The GRAMMY nominees’ sophomore album, Trauma tells the complicated story of what the band went through to get to where they are today. For more information on I Prevail, please visit http://iprevailband.com
ICE NINE KILLS has built a growing legion of fans with their horror-inspired soundtracks and theatrical live performances. Their new hit single “A Grave Mistake” landed in the Top 10 Rock Radio charts. They were named SiriusXM’s ‘Future Five’ Breakthrough Artists of 2019. Following a world tour, the band released The Silver Scream: Final Cut. For more information www.iceninekills.com
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are currently touring U.S. arenas before heading to Europe right after the holidays for their nearly sold out arena run with very special guests Megadeth andglobal breakout rock sensation Bad Wolves. Information on all tour dates including links to tickets and VIP packages can be found HERE.
Latest Album Walk The Sky Debuted at #1 on Over a Dozen Different Charts Around the Globe
On the heels of their first career #1 on the Top Current Albums Chart in the US, Alter Bridge are announcing the first leg of 2020 of their Walk The Sky Tour. The band will play a kickoff date in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31st before jumping on board Shiprocked as co-headliner alongside Halestorm. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Milwaukee, Wi; and Los Angeles, CA among others before wrapping up on February 27th in Spokane, WA. Special guests Clint Lowery and Deepfall will open the shows. Fan club pre-sale begins on November 12th with public on sale on Friday, November 15th at 10AM local time. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: https://alterbridge.com.
Alter Bridge recently released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe including: Top Current Albums (US), Billboard Top Albums (US), Current Hard Music Albums (US), Current Rock Albums (US), Current Alternative Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Album Consumption (US), Internet Albums (US), Top Albums – Market Share – ADA (US), Top Albums with TEA (US), Hard Music (Canada), Top Hard Music Albums (Canada), 100 Independent Albums (UK), Rock & Metal Chart (UK), Top 100 Swiss Albums (Switzerland). Walk The Sky entered the official album Charts at #3 in Austria, Scotland and the Swedish Hard Rock Charts, at #4 in the UK and Canada at #5 in Germany, at #7 in Australia and #16 on the US Billboard 200. Walk The Sky is produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available in various configurations at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson.
Walk The Sky Tour 2020 1-31 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Casino * 2-1 – 2-6 – Shiprocked 2-8 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium 2-9 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Center 2-11 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall 2-12 – Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre 2-14 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC 2-15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave 2-17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 2-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot 2-20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 2-21 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort 2-23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom 2-24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern 2-26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre 2-27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
JONAS BROTHERS ANNOUNCE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NEARLY A DECADE. HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEBE REXHA AND JORDAN MCGRAW KICKS OFF AUGUST 7 TH 2019
HAPPINESS BEGINS ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY, ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JUNE 7 th
NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2019) — After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio– Jonas Brothers—announce the details for their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins, as well as the launch of their official merch store online today.
Produced by Live Nation, the “Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard” kicks off August 7th in Miami, FL and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas and more before wrapping October 20th in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Hollywood Bowl. This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.
American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets through an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, May 7 th at 10am local time. Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience—from the best seats in the house, to early access and exclusive premiums. Cardholders may also get the unexpected, because when you use your Mastercard, you never know when you might get a Priceless Surprise. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 10th at LiveNation.com.
“We’re so excited to announce this tour and get in front of our fans again! To kick things off we’ve partnered with American Airlines and Mastercard to offer their cardholders special access and experiences throughout our tour. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned!” – Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots. Fans can register now through Monday, May 6th at 10pm ET HERE for the Verified Fan presale.
Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday, May 8 th at 10am local time through Thursday, May 9 th at 10pm local time.
Additionally, TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning Thursday, May 10th at 10am local time through 10pm local time. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com/JonasBrothers or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.
Jonas Brothers VIP packages will be available & sold exclusively through HOST VIP. VIP package details will be announced on Friday, May 3 rd prior to all ticketing pre-sales. VIP packages will be available for purchase on May 10th. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats in first 5 rows, GA First On Floor, B-Stage VIP Bar area, transportation, preferred entrance and more.
Check LaneOne for details.
The Happiness Begins pre-order will include instant grat downloads of the band’s hit singles “Sucker” and “Cool,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder. The third instant grat titled “Only Human,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Shellback, will follow. Not only will this be the group’s first album since 2009, but it stands out as one of 2019’s most anticipated records.
These announcements set the stage for the boys to light up the Billboard Music Awards tonight with what promises to be a blockbuster performance. The band is expected to perform their first #1 hit at Top 40 radio “Sucker,” which has just clenched its second consecutive week at #1. Be sure to tune in to NBC at 8:00pm ET. Next up, you can catch them on Saturday Night Live on May 11.
“Sucker” now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. During release week, it clinched #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify, and #1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it reached #1 on Apple Music, #1 on YouTube, #1 on Twitter, and #2 on Spotify, as well as the #1 Streaming Song and #1 Digital Song.
Speaking of making history, the rollout of “Sucker” marked “the first time a band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century.” Continuing the runaway success, “ Cool” has notched 70 million global streams and soared to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.
Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena Friday, August 9, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center Saturday, August 10, 2019 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena Monday, August 12, 2019 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena* Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena Thursday, August 15, 2019 Washington, DC Capital One Arena Saturday, August 17, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden Sunday, August 18, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Friday, August 23, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center Thursday, August 29, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena Thursday, September 5, 2019 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center Saturday, September 7, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena Sunday, September 8, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Friday, September 13, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday, September 14, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center Monday, September 16, 2019 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum Thursday, September 19, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center Sunday, September 22, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center* Thursday, September 26, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center* Friday, September 27, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center* Sunday, September 29, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Thursday, October 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena Saturday, October 5, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena Sunday, October 6, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center Tuesday, October 8, 2019 San Francisco, CA Chase Center Friday, October 11, 2019 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Saturday, October 12, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome Sunday, October 13, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center Thursday, October 17, 2019 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena Friday, October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, October 20, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl *Bebe Rexha not performing
Supporting New Found Glory on upcoming From The Screen To Your Stereo To Your Town Tour
Hawthorne Heights have announced they will be releasing a collection of B-Sides and Rarities titled Lost Frequencies, due out November 8th via Pure Noise Records. In addition to today’s announcement, the band released a brand new single and music video for “Hard To Breathe.” “I grew up in a home built on a fractured marriage, alcoholism, and a mother who loved us, but just didn’t know how to articulate it into words. We packed up all of our things and left my father behind in the winter of 1989, and never looked back. I didn’t see him again, until he was in a coffin” shares vocalist JT Woodruff on the personal track.
“Hard To Breathe is the story of my youth from 1988-1992. I spent a lot of time with quiet resentment, until I found my circle of friends, and felt outside love for the first time. While the story has some dark twists and turns, it’s really just an articulation of some of the coldest nights of my life.”
Hawthorne Heights will be supporting New Found Glory on their upcoming From The Screen To Your Stereo To Your Town Tour. Celebrating the pop-punk legend’s recent release of their third cover album, Hawthorne Heights decided they’d join in the fun and dropped a special cover of The Ramones’ “Pet Sematary” today.
“What is better than October and The Ramones? Hawthorne Heights has been notoriously obtuse when it comes to doing cover songs. For some reason, The Ramones are the great equalizer for us” shares Woodruff on the cover.
“We all love the Stephen King book, and watched the movie growing up, so it was a true no brainer for us. The significance is that it got us to play covers together after all of these years, and it opened our eyes to how fun it can be. In honor of one of the best months of the year, one of the best punk bands of all time, and the best storyteller that has ever existed: we give you our version of Pet Sematary. We’ve never down strummed so much guitar in our lives.” For more information on upcoming tour dates, please head to http://hawthorneheights.com/.
Upcoming Hawthorne Heights US Tour Dates:
November 2 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
November 3 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
November 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
November 6 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
November 7 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
November 8 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
November 9 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
November 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
November 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
November 13 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 14 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
November 15 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
November 16 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
November 17 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
November 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
November 20 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
November 21 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
November 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
November 23 – Richmond, VA – The National
November 25 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
November 26 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
This is the follow up release to the band’s latest full length, Bad Frequencies, which was released last year via Pure Noise Records. It was the band’s first full-length release since 2013 and gave fans a look back on why Hawthorne Heights has maintained such a strong presence in the genre while continuously growing, maturing and reflecting on life as musicians and as men. The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion).
Calling all bohabs! Gwar Launch New Kickstarter Campaign for “GWAR vs Time” deck building game
Players will get to go and conquer and kick butt throughout the entire history of the greatest band of all time!
“Gwar vs Time” is an exciting dual-resource deck building card game for 3 to 5 players, featuring your favorite GWAR characters. items, and locations, as well as their enemies, from throughout the band’s decades-long history.
If you’re a GWAR fan but don’t play these types of games, it’s pretty easy to learn. If you’re not a GWAR fan (which are called Bohabs), but you’re a gamer, it’s a fun game and you just might be a Bohab when you’re done.
Art by GWAR! Some never seen before! You must have it! (Includes key characters, such as Balsac the jaws of Death, Beefcake the Mighty, Berserker Blothar, Jizmak da Gusha, Oderus Urungus, and Flattus and Pustulus Maximus!)
Includes key villains, such as Techno & Sawborg Destructo, Cardinal Syn, the Master, Boss Glom, and Mr. Perfect.
New things from the GWARniverse! Made up by these guys and GWAR!
Mechanics for things to do when it isn’t your turn!
Optional depth for more serious gamers
More or less family friendly, or at least teen friendly, while still being GWAR.
New Years Day has just announced a handful of tour dates with legendary rock band Godsmack. The female fronted rock band will join the tour as direct support starting on July 12th in Rochester and wrapping on July 26th in Uncasville. Before the Godsmack tour New Years Day will hit the road for their Unbreakable Headline Tour. For more information on the band’s upcoming tour dates and to purchase ticket, visit New Years Day’s website HERE.
The band recently released the music video for their lead single, “Shut Up”, which was directed by Galileo Mondol (Raging Nation Films), and stars Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin. Watch the American Psycho inspired music video HERE.
“Shut Up” is off of the band’s newest full-length album, Unbreakable, and is currently #15 on the Active Rock Mediabase chart, #17 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, and #19 on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. The track just surpassed 2.9 million total worldwide streamsand has been featured on “Rock Hard“, “Heavy Queens“, “New Metal Tracks“, “New Noise“, and “Fierce Femmes” playlists, along with Apple Music’s Breaking Hard Rock” playlist and Amazon Music’s “Rock Scene“, “Brand New Music“, and “Fresh Hard Rock” playlists.
Unbreakable, the band’s most recent full-length album, was produced by Mitchell Marlow (All That Remains, In This Moment) and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown & American Authors), is available for purchase and on all streaming platforms HERE.
Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley Costello, New Years Day shook the scene with theirCentury Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single “Angel Eyes.”The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically-acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Halestorm,Nine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival, Vans Warped Tour, in 2017. As new challenges and new worlds beckon, the band released their most recent EP, Diary of a Creep, in January to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains,” New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” and their original track “Disgust Me”.
“Unbreakable is a punch to the throat and the band’s best offering to date. This record is utterly flawless and will be noted as New Years Day’s official entry into the upper echelons of rock royalty.” – Outburn “The album is filled with well-written, memorable lyrics that put Costello’s newfound confidence prominently on display. Paired with some of the band’s heaviest riffs, Unbreakable finds the band making some of their most powerful and necessary music to date.” – Metal Insider
“Sonically, Unbreakable is by far New Years Day’s best sounding album to date. Aside from the rattling of Alternative Metal that will have listeners banging their heads and thrashing all around, Unbreakable is a powerful album from top to bottom.” – Cryptic Rock“the best album from the band to date.” – Tattoo.com
NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES
Headline Dates w/Diamante and Savage After Midnight
June 11 – Bakersfield, CA – 1933
June 13 – Fresno, CA – Strummers
June 14 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
June 16 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Headline Dates w/Rivals and Savage After Midnight
June 17 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
June 20 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
June 21 – Dallas, TX – Trees
June 23 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
June 26 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
June 28 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater
June 29 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
June 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*
July 2 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
July 4 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus^
July 5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club^
July 6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
July 7 – Scranton, PA – Stage West
July 9 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
July 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
July 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam**
August 3 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre**
August 5 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver**
July 12 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
July 13 – Detroit, MI – WRIFF Fest*
July 14 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Union Amphitheatre
July 17 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 19 – Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Transfer Pavilion
July 20 – Glens Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
July 23 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
July 24 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM Nataional Harbor
July 26 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
August 2 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater*
September 27 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
October 12 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival* w/Halestorm
November 13 – Paris, France – Pleyel
November 14 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
November 16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
November 18 – Offenbach, Germany – Capitol
November 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Grobe Freiheit
November 20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
November 24 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – The SSE Hydro
November 25 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint arena
November 27 – Cardiff, United Kingdom -Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
November 28 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace
Knocked Loose have announced their hotly anticipated new album, A Different Shade of Blue — a mammoth of a sophomore release and massive step forward for the band and for hardcore and metal as we know it. Recorded by producer Will Putney, the new LP was approached slower and more methodically. Abandoning the previous ‘live in studio’ recording approach for something more deliberate, the band cranked out twelve new tracks that deal with all manner of anger, especially loss in lieu of absence. Vocalist and lyricist Bryan Garris found catharsis as well as some of his most intensely personal lyrics to date.
Lead single “…And Still I Wander South” was revealed today which Garris explains, “is about wanting to move on, or better yourself for whatever reason, but you keep going back to the same old thing. Whether that be depression or whatever you may be going through. You always wander back to the same mindset.”
Knocked Loose, comprised of the young Cole Crutchfield (rhythm guitar), Bryan Garris (vocals), Isaac Hale (lead guitar), Kevin Otten (bass) and Kevin Kaine (drums), have taken a huge leap, moving from upstart hardcore-influenced favorites to bonafide key figures of the genre. Their 2016 debut, Laugh Trackswas a revelation, taking the world by storm and establishing the band as a major force spanning genres and generations.
Forged on musical bonds built at an early age, Knocked Loose came together in the small yet relatively formidable hardcore / punk scene of the greater Louisville, KY area. Though the scene was relatively strong, a lack of available bands, touring parties and scarcity of gigs forced diversity- mixing genres and challenging young ears with new ideas, approaches and styles. That diversity – death metal bands mingling with youth crew, screamo on the same bill as Am-Rep-style bands and on and on- created the basis of Knocked Loose musically and the genesis for their approach, an amalgam of heavy influences that never commits to any singular style but maintains a loyalty to the hardcore tradition.
Knocked Loose is the obvious evolution to decades of bands like Integrity, Disembodied, Botch and others- total and complete integration between metal and hardcore into a singular, seamless entity. Since its inception, hardcore has evolved from the germ of “Slayer actually has punk parts” to crossover to the addition of everything from death metal to rap to shoegaze. Knocked Loose is the proverbial fish walking on land- the end of the evolution, and possibly the apex of the metallic hardcore punk movement thus far. Ably combining the teeth-clenching hatred of a hardcore band with the unmitigated technicality and ferocity of metal, Knocked Loose have conceived state of the art hatred- a true melting pot of ideas that combines pit-ready riffs, memorable songwriting and deviously clandestine melody into a boiling-over pot of vitriol.
While some musical influences are easily identified – Pantera, Hatebreed, Obituary and more - the band’s palette and canvas has expanded by leaps and bounds, incorporating Gothenburg-style death metal (At the Gates, early In Flames), slam metal (Devourment, Dying Fetus), blood-thirsty thrash (Sodom, Kreator), black metal (Craft) and the mind-boggling complexity of latter noisy hardcore like Snapcase and Bloodlet. Clocking in at a lean and mean 37 minutes and featuring guest vocals from Emma Boster of Dying Wish and Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, A Different Shade of Blue grabs the listener by the throat from the jump and slowly tightening that grip for the duration.
A Different Shade of Blue is due on TKTKTK via Pure Noise Records this August 23. For further info and pre-order details, visit here.
The pioneers of wizard rock return with a double LP chronicling the all-too-relevant events of the seventh Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“The Potters specialize in lo-fi indie rock, sung from the perspective of the protagonist, played by both [Paul] DeGeorge and his brother Joe. Musically, they take cues from the nerdy meanderings of They Might Be Giants and Magnetic Fields, adding on silly lyrics sourced from the books’ plot lines.”-Rolling Stone ” …a gimmick, a daydream, and a beautiful geeky power-fantasy all wrapped in one… they wrote music about what they adored, they had no fear, and along the way they fostered a beautiful thing.” VICE’s Noisey
On June 21st, wizard rock pioneers Harry and the Potters (Paul and Joe DeGeorge), will release their first full-length album since 2006: Lumos. Using the magic of rock and roll, it chronicles the events of the seventh and final Harry Potter book where J.K. Rowling’s teen wizard and his friends are on the run from a xenophobic, authoritarian regime and must work diligently to take down a dark wizard who capitalizes on fear and emboldens supremacist wizards. In other words, the subject matter of Lumos is extremely relevant. Harry and the Potters will embark on their first national tour of libraries since 2011 in support of the new album.
Lumos was first announced to Harry and the Potters’ fans with a Kickstarter campaign on April 23rd, doubling its funding goal within 24 hours of launch.
Lumos is an album for this political moment. For the parents raising a younger generation reading these books for the first time, it’s an opportunity to connect the dots: the systems facilitating oppression in the wizard world – state-run media, children being separated from their mixed-blood parents, surveillance systems, and pureblood supremacy – strongly echo the daily reality of creeping neo-fascism. For the generation of Harry Potter fans that has grown up into a world where cartoonish villains occupy the halls of power, it’s a reminder that there is a pathway forward. Now is the time for Dumbledore’s Army, for the Order of the Phoenix. We are being called upon to become the heroes that this moment necessitates.
Paul DeGeorge tells Rolling Stone, “we’re hoping that parents and their young kids might see us play at the library, hear a song explicitly critiquing pureblood supremacy and then later have a real discussion about white supremacy and how it manifests in their own lives.”
These are wizard fight songs, but there are also songs about riding dragons, magic pictures of cats, and using cool spells while camping. There is even a platonic friendship power ballad duet with Kimya Dawson, who makes a special guest appearance as Hermione Granger. Truly there is something here for the whole family – especially if the whole family is invested in defeating Voldemort.
2. You’re Not the Wizard
3. Good Riddance (Privet Drive)
4. The Trace
5. On the Importance of Media Literacy Under Authoritarian Rule
6. Hermione’s Army
7. What Happened to the Cat?
8. The Banality of Evil (Song for Albert Runcorn)
9. Gone Campin’
10. Where’s Ron? (featuring Kimya Dawson as Hermione Granger)
June 21 – Gloucester, MA – Sawyer Free Library June 22 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo and Erie County Public Library June 23 – London, ON – The Rec Room June 24 – Toronto, ON – The Rec Room June 26 – Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor District Downtown Library June 28 – Athens, OH – Athens Public Library June 29 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Free Public Library June 30 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen July 1 – DeForest, WI – DeForest Area Public Library July 2 – Dubuque, IA – Eagle Point Park (rain location: Carnegie-Stout Public Library) July 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center July 4 – Rapid City, SD – Memorial Park Bandshell July 5 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Festival July 6 – Boulder, CO – Band Shell in Central Park July 7 – Denver, CO – Mercury Cafe July 8 – Provo, UT – Provo Library at Academy Square July 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court July 12 – Missoula, MT – Missoula Public Library July 13 – Calgary, AB – The Rec Room July 14 – Edmonton, AB – The Rec Room July 16 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Public Library July 17 – Anacortes, WA – Causland Park July 18 – Olympia, WA – Olympia Timberland Library July 19 – Seattle, WA – Seattle Public Library July 20 – Portland, OR – St. Johns Library July 20 – Portland, OR – Gresham Library July 21 – Eugene, OR – Downtown Eugene Public Library July 23 – Santa Clara, CA – Northside Branch Library July 24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill July 25 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Public Library Main Branch July 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Public Library July 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour July 31 – Huntington Beach, CA – Huntington Beach Public Library August 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Clark County Library August 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Burton Barr Central Library August 3 – Tucson, AZ – Flowing Wells Branch Library August 4 – El Paso, TX – El Paso Public Library August 5 – San Antonio, TX – The Magik Theater August 6 – Houston, TX – Houston Public Library – Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza August 7 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Public Library – Main Library August 8 – Ridgeland, MS – Ridgeland Public Library August 9 – Dallas, TX – LeakyCon August 11 – Dallas, TX – Renner Frankford Branch Library August 12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk August 14 – Shawnee, KS – Monticello Library August 15 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City County Library – Hardesty Regional Library August 16 – Springfield, MO – The Library Center August 18 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Public Library August 20 – Washington, DC – Woodridge Library August 21 – Lewes, DE – Lewes Public Library August 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory August 24 – Boston, MA – Boston Public Library (Dartmouth Street Steps)
Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. They play songs exclusively about the Harry Potter books. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs. Since 2002, Harry and the Potters have performed over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world. Their high-energy live show has become legendary. Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, “the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.”
Inspired by equal parts Fugazi and They Might Be Giants, Bruce Springsteen and Negativland, the band continues to occupy a bizarre niche that brings their DIY punk ethos to the fandom of a mainstream cultural phenomena. Their commitment to playing all ages shows has meant extensive touring in unconventional spaces like libraries (where a large number of teens and pre-teens undoubtedly saw their first concert ever). As fandom and convention culture has gone mainstream – and in the process become increasingly corporatized – over the past decade, it feels refreshing to see a free Harry and the Potters show at the local library.
The band helped co-found the pioneering fan activist organization The Harry Potter Alliance and were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards. With their annual Yule Balls (2005-present) and the Wizard Rock EP Club (which released albums from over 30 different wizard rock bands between 2007-2009), the band has raised over $100,000 for the Harry Potter Alliance and other literature-related charities.
In 2019, they will release Lumos, their first full-length album in over a decade, and will embark on an extensive summer tour of libraries across the United States.
Legendary rock icons SUM 41 have announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 19, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band’s storied 23+ year career, this record is undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.
During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band’s massive comeback record 13 Voices, frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics.
Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that,” Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order in Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.”
Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
Today’s announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for “Out For Blood.” It is the epitome of a Sum 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning. Fans can stream the music video for “Out For Blood” at http://sum41.com/.
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away 2. Out For Blood 3. The New Sensation 4. A Death In The Family 5. Heads Will Roll 6. 45 (A Matter Of Time) 7. Never There 8. Eat You Alive 9. The People Vs… 10. Catching Fire
Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of “Out For Blood.”
Later this month, Sum 41 will be hitting the road and delivering an up close and personal show, through intimate club venues across the United States while on the No Personal Space Tour. The upcoming tour kicks off on April 30th in San Antonio, TX and features support from California-based Assuming We Survive. In addition to these dates, the band will perform at a number of United States Air Force Bases throughout the US.
Special VIP Packages for the No Personal Space Tour are available and include a Q&A with lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound and bassist Cone McCaslin. Limited tickets remain and are on sale now at http://www.sum41.com/tour.
Sum 41 will also be co-headlining the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival this Summer on select dates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, head to https://rockstardisrupt.com/.
Upcoming Sum 41 North American Tour Dates
April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
April 28 – Tempe, AZ – Big Surf Waterpark
April 30 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
May 1 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
May 2 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
May 4 – Orlando, FL – The Abby
May 5 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
May 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 8 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish
May 12 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
May 21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy
May 25 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
July 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 13 – Thornville, OH – Legend Valley*
July 14 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 17 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
July 20 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance*
July 23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre*
July 24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*
July 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater*
September 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
* – Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Co-Headline Festival Dates
METALACHI – the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band – have announced several spring tour dates, beginning May 24! The band will perform in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico, wrapping up on June 16. Before then, the band will perform six one-off shows, the first four of which act as METALACHI‘s very in-demand “Cinco De Mayo” dates.
METALACHI was personally invited by comedian George Lopez to perform at the first show, Vee Quiva Hotel on May 2, as part of the grand opening of his Chingon Kitchen at the same location. See below for all currently confirmed dates. Visit www.metalachi.com/upcoming-events for more information and links to purchase tickets.
In a band statement, METALACHI says, “2019 is quickly shaping up to be our biggest year ever and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for them this May and June.”
METALACHI Spring 2019 Dates:Cinco De Mayo one-offs:
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino (Dos De Mayo)
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill (Tres De Mayo)
5/4 – Loveland, CO @ Thunder Mountain Amphitheater (Cuatro De Mayo)
5/5 – Suquamish, WA @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino (Cinco De Mayo)
5/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
5/19 – Oxnard, CA @ California Strawberry Festival
Full tour begins:
5/24 – Amarillo, TX @ Starlight Ranch Event Center
5/25 – Wichita, KS @ Nortons Brewing Company
5/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
5/29 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
5/30 – Roanoke, TX @ Chop Shop Live
5/31 – New Braunfels, TX @ Billy’s Icehouse
6/1 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Icehouse
6/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/5 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/6 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/8 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Trailer Park and Saloon
6/9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/12 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
6/13 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
6/14 – Las Cruces, NM @ Rio Grande Theatre
6/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
METALACHI is touring in support of their most recent full-length album, 2018’s Tres. The album is available via all major digital platforms and www.metalachi.com, and features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas Priest, Dio, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and more!
The album features METALACHI‘s popular cover of the Queenclassic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The music video, which features a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza and was directed by Michael Estrella, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ISIlsp3LIDk
Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan… all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!
METALACHI takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, GWAR and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows).
’10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY’ US HEADLINE TOUR FULL BILL ANNOUNCED The Contortionist Special Guests On All Dates Buke and Gase, Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins and Moon ToothTo Each Appear At Select Dates
‘Camping With Animals’ Music Masters Camp To Take Place in Big Indian, NY July 16 – 19 2019
Animals As Leaders have announced the full line up for their upcoming ’10 Year Anniversary Tour’ of the USA. The Contortionist will be main support on all dates and Buke and Gase,Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins and Moon Tooth will join as the opening act, each on select dates (full list of dates and supports below). The 18 date tour will kick off on May 1st in Tickets for the 10 Year Anniversary Tour are on sale now from animalsasleaders.org\
For the last decade Animals As Leaders have risen to become celebrated heroes of their respective instruments. Tosin Abasi [guitar], Javier Reyes [guitar], and Matt Garstka [drums] have spent the last decade reimagining and reinventing instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz and alternative creating complex, heavy and emotive musical landscapes to mass acclaim from fans and critics. Along the way, the trio has earned acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Revolver,Ultimate Guitar, and Rolling Stone.
Consistently delivering a captivating show, theyhave toured alongside Deftones,Between The Buried And Me and Periphery. Animals As Leaders are also hosting their ‘Camping With Animals’ Music Masters Camp at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian in New York this July (16th-19th). An all-inclusive summer vacation masterclass program that offers instrument specific intensive masterclasses – Guitar With Tosin Abasi | Drums With Matt Garstka | Guitar & Production With Javier Reyes as well as sessions such as ‘How to Use Technology for Self-Improvement, Writing and Recording’, exclusive performances from Animals As Leaders, special guests, group writing sessions and open panel discussions. Full information and tickets can be found at campingwithanimals.org
ANIMALS AS LEADERS ’10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR’W/ Special Guests The Contortionist
Wed May 01 – San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theater
*Thu May 02 – Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
*Mon May 06 – Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theater
**Tue May 07 – Los Angeles, CA Mayan
**Wed May 08 – San Francisco, CA Regency Grand
**Fri May 10 – Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
**Sat May 11 – Seattle, WA El Corazon
**Tue May 14 – Lawrence, KS Granada
*Wed May 15 – Minneapolis, MN Skyway
*Thu May 16 – Chicago, IL House of Blues
*Fri May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
*Sat May 18 – Toronto, ON Opera House
***Sun May 19 – Philadelphia, PA TLA
***Mon May 20 – Boston, MA Paradise
***Tue May 21 – New York, NY Irving Plaza
***Thu May 23 – Atlanta, GA Masquerade
***Fri May 24 – Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
***Sat May 25 – Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
* Buke and Gase ** Evan Marien & Dana Hawkins *** Moon Tooth
METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Present S&M2: 20th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SEPTEMBER 6TH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION AT THE CHASE CENTER
In celebration of the historic grand opening of the Chase Center—the new 18,064-seat arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood—two preeminent musical forces of the Bay Area will join together for the first time in 20 years: On Friday, September 6, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will commemorate this most anticipated addition to San Francisco’s cultural landscape by christening the new Chase Center stage with a one-night-only show. The S&M2 concert will also mark the 20th anniversary of Metallica and the SF Symphony’s groundbreaking 1999 S&M (“Symphony & Metallica”) concerts—and its subsequent film and album releases.
Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.
The announcement was made earlier today at Chase Center with a press conference with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, who joined Michael Tilson Thomas from San Francisco Symphony. Warriors Owner and CEO Joe Lacob and Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts joined San Francisco Mayor London Breed for today’s press conference event as well. For a video of today’s press conference, CLICK HERE.
“Bringing together Metallica and San Francisco Symphony 20 years later for our first event at Chase Center is going to be an incredible and unique performance for the Bay Area,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “This announcement is one of many of the must-see acts we’ll have as we continue to add a variety and diversity of shows to Chase Center’s calendar.”
“This is beyond exciting on so many fronts,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “The fact that San Francisco is finally getting a much needed world-class arena, the fact that Metallica get to be part of the opening celebration, the fact that we get to revisit S&M 20 years later, and the fact that we get to share the stage not only with the San Francisco Symphony once again, but with the legend himself, MTT, as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome… bring it on ASAP!!!”
“The San Francisco Symphony is delighted to be a part of the Chase Center’s opening week, and to perform once again with Metallica to recreate the magic of the historic S&M concerts,” said San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. “I’m happy to join with my friends in Metallica to make this an extraordinary only-in-San Francisco music event.”
The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony conducted by the late Michael Kamen In spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. The S&M album, was released later that year, winning a Best Rock Instrumental Performance GRAMMY for its version of “The Call of Ktulu.” The S&M2 concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first ever Metallica/San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original S&M, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.
The first presale event begins on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. exclusively for Metallica Fan Club members, with an additional presale event at 12:00 p.m. for Chase cardholders. Additional presale events will be held for Chase Center Membership members on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m. and for Warriors Season Ticket Priority Wait List members on Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by visiting chasecenter.com.
The TRUE lords of chaos, THE DAMNED THINGS have announced they’ll make their long-awaited return to the stage for a U.S. tour in May in support of their upcoming album, High Crimes, that’s due April 26via Nuclear Blast Records. The month long excursion will kick off on May 1st with an intimate and undoubtedly unruly show at The Whisky in Los Angeles and will wrap in San Diego on May 25th. Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, March 8th (10:00AM Local Time) at thedamnedthings.com. Fans can pre-order High Crimes in both digital and physical formats from this location: nuclearblast.com/thedamnedthings-highcrimes.
High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, AMON AMARTH) and is the follow up to 2010’s hugely successful debut album, Ironiclast. The music video for “Cells,” directed by Brandon Dermer (PANIC! AT THE DISCO, NEKROGOBLIKON), can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKdULf6iCng
Nine years ago, Scott Ian – guitarist and co-founder of legendary thrash metal outfit, ANTHRAX – took a meeting with the Joe Trohman (also a guitarist, and a co-founder, of the band FALL OUT BOY). He and Scott hit it off, and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (FALL OUT BOY) and the irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (EVERY TIME I DIE), THE DAMNED THINGS were formed. The band has gone through changes since its inception and now features Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO on bass.
THE DAMNED THINGS are: Dan Andriano – Bass Keith Buckley – Vocals Scott Ian – Guitar Andy Hurley – Drums Joe Trohman – Guitar
The Damned Things Tour Dates:
May 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whiskey
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 6 – Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
May 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
May 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex
May 10 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
May 11 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter Fest
May 12 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
May 14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @ The Intersection
May 16 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
May 17 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
May 18 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
May 19 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
May 21 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
May 22 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 24 – Tempe, AZ – Tempe Marketplace (KUPD Concert Series)