DOWN To Kick Off Spring Mini Tour This Week + European Festival Appearances Draw Near

Photo by Tomoko Inoue

Long-running heavy metal supergroup DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower, and bassist Pat Bruders, will return to the stage for a trio of live dates beginning this Thursday, May 19th at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida. From there the band will play shows in Atlanta and Dallas before reconvening in June for three European festival appearances: Copenhell, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Hellfest.
In September, DOWN will take the stage at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia with additional performances to be announced in the months to come. Comments Anselmo, “It’s gonna be good to be out playing shows with the DOWN boys again!” See all confirmed dates below.
DOWN:
5/19/2022 Welcome To Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL
5/20/2022 Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA w/ Ill Nino
5/22/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX w/ Ill Nino, Cutthroat Conspiracy, Driven Below
6/16/2022 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
6/18/2022 Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, BE
6/19/2022 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
9/09/2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton, VA

You know it’s DOWN as soon as you hear them. There’s no mistaking those gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums, and hypnotic howls for absolutely anybody else under the sun. The band upholds a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate, expanding their own musical mythos as they leave its pillars intact and untouched.

With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, and EyeHateGod, the quintet puffed out its first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans on the 1995 platinum-selling classic, NOLA. At that moment, they naturally summoned something akin to a ritual, continually partaking in it with critically revered offerings — Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow in 2002, Down III: Over The Under in 2007, Down IV – Part One in 2012, and Down IV – Part Two in 2014. Their shows built a certain live lore with unforgettable runs alongside Metallica and Heaven & Hell, as well as coveted spots on iconic festivals like Download, Soundwave, Ozzfest, and so many others, forever delivering passionate, powerful, pure heavy music you can feel deep down in your soul.

GHOST ANNOUNCE “IMPERATOUR” NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR

Featuring Special Guests Mastodon

Tickets On Sale May 20 at 10am Local Time at https://found.ee/Ghost_Tour

​​“Call Me Little Sunshine” #1 at Rock Radio

New Ghost Webisode Chapter 11: Family Dinner Live Now at https://found.ee/Ghost_Chapter11

Children of North America, rejoice… GHOST will once again bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating IMPERATOUR. The North American IMPERATOUR will see the GRAMMY® Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26 at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

The newly announced dates will comprise Ghost’s first North American run since the March 11, 2022 release of its fifth album IMPERA via Loma Vista Recordings. As reported by THE LOS ANGELES TIMES in a Calendar cover story, Ghost “conquered metal and the charts” as IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 with first week sales of nearly 70,000. Internationally, IMPERA bowed at #1 in the band’s native Sweden as well as Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in the UK (#2), Netherlands (#2), Belgium (#2), Canada (#3), Australia (#3), France (#5), Ireland (#5), and more. Produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace — and featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the Billboard Rock Chart (BDS) #1 charting “Call Me Little Sunshine,” and Active Rock #1 radio single “Hunter’s Moon” — IMPERA finds Ghost transported centuries forward from the Black Plague era of its previous album, 2018 Best Rock Album GRAMMY® nominee Prequelle—or as ROLLING STONE put it, “Ghost predicted the pandemic, Now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The result is the most ambitious and lyrically incisive entry in the Ghost canon: Over the course of IMPERA’s 12-song cycle, empires rise and fall, would-be messiahs ply their hype (financial and spiritual alike), prophecies are foretold as the skies fill with celestial bodies divine and man-made… All in all, the most current and topical Ghost subject matter to date is set against a hypnotic and darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other — yet unmistakably, quintessentially Ghost.

The announcement of IMPERATOUR’s North American swing completes a perfect storm of Ghost mania, coinciding with this week’s ascension of “Call Me Little Sunshine” to the top of the Rock Radio chart and the unveiling of Chapter 11: Family Dinner, the newest installment of Ghost’s long-running narrative series of webisodes. In this next chapter, we find Papa Emeritus IV, having returned to the Ministry, joining Sister Imperator, Mr. Saltarian, and the spirit of Papa Nihil for a meal of Chinese takeout. To take your seat at the reunion dinner, go HERE.

Support on all dates (with the exception of Green Bay which will feature support from Carcass, and the Blue Ridge Rock Fest) will come from GRAMMY® Award-winning band Mastodon, who have quietly evolved into one of the most influential, inimitable, and iconic rock bands of the modern era. Since emerging in 2000, the Atlanta quartet have defied both sonic and thematic boundaries with an uncategorizable, undeniable, and uncompromising vision unlike anything else in music. This vision manifested over the course of canonical albums such as Leviathan, which landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Following the seminal Crack The Skye [named one of the best albums of 2009 by Time], they earned three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with The Hunter [2011], Once More ‘Round the Sun [2014], and Emperor of Sand [2017]. Out of six career nominations, they received a GRAMMY® Award in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Sultan’s Curse.” They are the rare creative force whose music can be felt everywhere from Game of Thrones, Adult Swim, The History Channel, and DC comics films to Coachella and Bonnaroo. They notably supported the Hirschberg Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research with a rendition of “Stairway To Heaven” in honor of late manager Nick John. The group reached another critical high watermark via their ninth full-length, Hushed and Grim. Featuring the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Pushing The Tides,” it marked the band’s third straight #1 bow on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart. It concluded 2021 on over a dozen year-end lists with Rolling Stone raving, “we get everything from some of the band’s hookiest rockers to date to some of their most awe-inspiring epics.” Evolving as they usher rock into new realms, they forever remain the same unpredictable trailblazing beast—Mastodon.

Tickets for Ghost’s North American IMPERATOUR will be on sale from May 20 at 10am local time at https://found.ee/Ghost_Tour. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, May 18 at 12pm local time through Thursday, May 19 at 10pm local time.

See below for a complete list of dates. For more information, including details re: limited VIP packages, go to www.ghost-official.com

GHOST
IMPERATOUR
North America 2022

Fri Aug 26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Sat Aug 27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
Tue Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Aug 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
Fri Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
Sat Sep 3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Sun Sep 4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
Tue Sep 6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
Thu Sep 8 – Danville, VA – BLUE RIDGE ROCK FEST*
Fri Sep 9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
Sat Sep 10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Mon Sep 12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue Sep 13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Thu Sep 15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Fri Sep 16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Sat Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
Mon Sep 19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
Tue Sep 20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
Wed Sep 21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
Fri Sep 23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**

*Ghost and Spiritbox only
**Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass

STAIND ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER 2022 TOUR DATES

Multi-platinum rock band, STAIND has announced 2022 summer tour dates, kicking off September 8 in Niagara Falls, NY.

After a five-year hiatus, STAIND roared back on the scene in 2019, with unforgettable festival and sold-out solo dates. The band will perform some of their biggest hits along with heavier deeper cuts.

Watch STAIND live HERE

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 29, but a special artist pre-sale will begin Tuesday, April 26th @ 10:00am local time – Thursday, April 28th @ 10:00pm local time (password: STAIND22) Purchase tickets HERE

Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April and Jon Wysocki formed STAIND in 1995, in their hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the course of their career, the band released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. Break The Cycle, released in 2001 and RIAA certified 5x platinum, featured the smash single, “It’s Been A While,” one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history, spending 20 weeks at Number 1. STAIND is currently comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli.

EVENING WITH STAIND SEPTEMBER 2022 TOUR DATES:

Thursday, Sept 8 Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Casino
Friday, Sept 9 Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino
Saturday, Sept 10 Atlantic City, NJ @ Ocean Resort Casino
Sunday, Sept 11 Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center
Thursday, Sept 15 Corning, CA @ Rolling Hills Casino
Friday, Sept 16 Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Casino
Saturday, Sept 17 Highland, CA @ Yaamava’ Casino*
Sunday, Sept 18 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Virgin Casino
Tuesday, Sept 20 Tucson, AZ @ Casino Del Sol
Thursday, Sept 22 Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Casino
Friday, Sept 23 Durant, OK @ Choctaw Casino
Saturday, Sept 24 Shawnee, OK @ Firelake Grand Casino

*No artist presale, tickets go on sale to public May 9

Stay tuned for upcoming new music and tour updates.

Ville Valo to Release New Single “Loveletting” + Announces Debut Solo Album “Neon Noir” + 2023 Tour Plans

VILLE VALO OF HIM WILL RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LOVELETTING”

VV’S DEBUT ALBUM NEON NOIR DUE FOR RELEASE IN EARLY 2023

2023 HEADLINE TOUR SET FOR EUROPE, UK, + NORTH AMERICA

Finnish Love Metal pioneer, Ville Valo, will release a new single, “Loveletting,” on April 8 under the VV banner. “Loveletting” is taken from VV’s forthcoming debut album Neon Noir.

He explains, “As fun as the funeral rites for HIM were, it took me more than a few moons to lick my wounds in the shadow of the Heartagram and come up with an excuse to strum and hum again. Eventually, I decided to put a leash on my beloved black dog and we started howling together instead of barking at each other. That’s how ‘Loveletting’ was born.”

“Loveletting” will be made available across all digital platforms from midnight (local time) tonight.

An official video clip will follow tomorrow 11am ET here.

VV’s debut album Neon Noir is scheduled for release in early 2023; belonging to the same forlorn world of woe and whimsy once conceived and governed by Valo in HIM, VV arrives with additional nuanced notes of a fine aged Cabernet.

Valo adds, “Artistically speaking, the main difference between HIM and VV is the extra line in the Heartagram, but what an exquisite line it is! It’s the Mamas and the Papas dressed up as Metallica on their way to a Halloween bash at the Studio 54, and now who wouldn’t want to witness that?”

Further details around Neon Noir will be released in due course. In the meantime, fans are invited to any number of VV’s headline tour dates taking place next year across Europe, the UK, and North America. Naturally starting in Helsinki, Finland, the 2023 extensive run reaches the UK in March, before heading toAmerica come April.

U.S. tickets will be available for purchase from Friday, April 15 at 10am local time.

NORTH AMERICAN 2023 TOUR DATES:
4/1—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
4/2—Boston, MA—Big Night Live
4/4—Pittsburgh, PA—Roxian Theatre
4/5—Cleveland, OH—House of Blues
4/6—Detroit, MI—St Andrews Hall
4/8—Cincinnati, OH—Bogarts
4/9—Chicago, IL—House of Blues
4/11—Minneapolis, MN—Varsity Theater
4/13—Denver, CO—Summit
4/14—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot
4/16—Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades
4/17—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
4/18—Los Angeles, CA—The Belasco
4/21—Las Vegas, NV—House of Blues
4/22—San Diego, CA—House of Blues
4/23—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
4/25—Dallas, TX—House of Blues
4/26—San Antonio, TX—Aztec Theater
4/27—Houston, TX—House of Blues
4/28—New Orleans, LA—House of Blues
4/30—Orlando, FL—House of Blues
5/1—Ft Lauderdale, FL—Revolution
5/3—Atlanta, GA—Buckhead Theatre
5/4—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl
5/5—Charlotte, NC—Underground
5/7—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore
5/8—New York, NY—Irving Plaza

ABOUT VILLE VALO:
In the annals of 21st century alternative rock history, there are few artists who cast a longer or more peculiar shadow than Finnish Love Metal pioneer Ville Valo. After all, his band HIM was easily among the most iconic and idiosyncratic groups of the millennium. Zealously revered, gleefully reviled, but impossible to ignore, their music left an indelible mark on a worldwide legion of fans. The scarlet letters stood for His Infernal Majesty. Their founder stood for something delightedly out of step with the status quo. “We only hoped to temporarily redirect hard rock’s blood flow from the nether regions towards the heart,” reminisces Ville Valo, the singer, songwriter and primus motor of HIM. Judging by the monolithic presence of the Heartagram in any account of music this side of the millennium it’s apparent that he succeeded. Inspired by everyone from Poe to Bukowski, and tinged by a penchant for perfumed Sabbathian gloom, Valo’s creative lovechild would produce eight era-defining studio releases and over 10 million record sales, not forgetting a Grammy nomination, countless magazine covers, critical acclaim, and the veneration of a generation. Thus it came as no surprise that the news of a farewell tour in 2017 was greeted with shock and disbelief among devotees and endless speculation as to what or who was to take up the velvet mantle.

ICYMI: SUMO CYCO To Begin US Tour Supporting Buckcherry + North American Headline Dates!

Starting April 29 in Des Plaines, IL

After setting the music world ablaze last year with the release of their mind-bending full-length album, Initiation, fans have been chanting for SUMO CYCO to return to the road. Luckily, audiences won’t have to wait much longer, as the band is preparing to kick off a six-week tour in North America this Spring! The first half of the tour sees SUMO CYCO supporting rock icons Buckcherry and special guests Blacktop Mojo, while the second half is a headlining run, with support from Black Satellite.

The first leg of the trek starts in Des Plaines, IL on April 29th and ends on May 20th in Birmingham, AL, while the second leg (headlining shows) starts on May 19th in Atlanta, GA and concludes in Chicago, IL on June 11th. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam says about the upcoming tour:

“We are beyond excited to get back out on the road after two years! We feel like it’s about time we reconnect with all of you in person and start the party again! We have the privilege of joining Buckcherry for some dates as well as taking the reins for our first headline shows in many cities. We’re as hungry as the fans are for live music to thrive again. So watch out, we’ll be blaring our Cyco sounds to a city near you!”

SUMO CYCO 2022 Tour Dates:

w/ Buckcherry, Blacktop Mojo
4/29/22 – Des Plaines, IL @ Des Plaines Theatre
4/30/22 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175
5/1/22 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
5/3/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi (The Annex)
5/4/22 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
5/6/22 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
5/7/22 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/8/22 – Horseheads, NY @ The L Live
5/10/22 – Hermon, ME @ Morgan Hill Event Center
5/11/22 – Portland, ME @ Aura
5/13/22 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/14/22 – Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho
5/16/22 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow
5/17/22 – Black Mountain, NC @ Silverados
5/18/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
5/20/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City

HEADLINING DATES (w/ Black Satellite)
5/19/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/21/22 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
5/22/22 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
5/24/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/25/22 – Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
5/26/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
5/27/22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
5/29/22 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
5/31/22 – New Bedford, MA @ The Vault
6/1/22 – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
6/2/22 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
6/3/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey – REBEL 101.7 FREE SHOW
6/4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
6/6/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
6/7/22 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
6/9/22 – Westland, MI @ The Token
6/10/22 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
6/11/22 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies

BOWLING FOR SOUP ANNOUNCE “BACK FOR THE ATTACK TOUR” W/LESS THAN JAKE & THE AQUABATS

NEW ALBUM “POP DRUNK SNOT BREAD,” OUT APRIL 22ND

Texas pop-punk pioneers Bowling For Soup have announced they’re hitting the road this summer for the “Back For The Attack Tour” with co-headliners Less Than Jake and The Aquabats and openers Mom Rock. The tour kicks off June 22nd in Norfolk, VA and will wrap on July 9th in Newport KY. Artist ticket pre-sales begin March 29th at 10:00AM Local Time and general on-sale is Friday, April 1st at 10:00 AM Local Time. Tickets will be available at https://www.bowlingforsoup.com/tour/.

“Finally! We started discussing this tour with Less Than Jake, right before the world shut down! Now that The Aquabats and Mom Rock have jumped on, this is sure to be the hap-hap-happiest summer tour EVER! Can not wait to get back out there!!'” – Jaret Reddick

The fun-loving foursome will be touring in support of their eagerly awaited new album, “Pop Drunk Snot Bread,” which is set for release on April 22nd via Brando / Que-So Records. Recorded in September 2021 in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, with longtime collaborator Linus Of Hollywood handling production duties alongside frontman Jaret Reddick, the band’s 11th record features the global hit “Alexa Bliss” (which recently passed 4.2 million views on YouTube alone), last years’ smash “Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It),” “Killin’ ‘Em With Kindness” and the newly released single “I Wanna Be Brad Pitt.”

“Pop Drunk Snot Bread” is available to pre-save on the digital platform of your choice at this link. Pre-order physical bundles will also be available from the band very soon.

Bowling For Soup U.S. Tour Dates:

June 22 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
June 23 – Silver Spring, MD – The FIllmore
June 24 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
June 25 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
June 26 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
June 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
June 29 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
July 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 2 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
July 3 – Columbus, OH – Kemba Live
July 5 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave
July 7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
July 8 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 9 – Newport, KY – Ovation

AGNOSTIC FRONT AND SICK OF IT ALL ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED SPRING TOUR

Agnostic Front and Sick of It All Announce Rescheduled Dates for “New York United” Tour

All tickets go on sale Friday March 18th at 10am local time.

East Coast Dates will feature Special Guests Crown of Thornz, West Coast Special Guest TBA

Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All have just announced the rescheduled dates for its highly anticipated North American run which is being billed as the “New York United” tour.

Kicking off on May 5th in Cambridge, MA the tour wich is being presented by DIXXON brings together two of NYC’s biggest hardcore bands and will also feature special guests Crown of Thornz on all East Coast dates with special guests for the West Coast leg of the tour TBA.

Tickets will go on sale Friday March 18th at 10am local time.

East Coast w/ Crown of Thornz

5/5 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
5/6 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon
5/7 Detroit, MI The Shelter
5/8 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
5/9 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill Duck Room
5/11 Pittsburgh, PA Crafthouse
5/12 Philadelphia, PA Brooklyn Bowl
5/13 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
5/14 Brooklyn, NY Black N Blue Bowl
5/15 Baltimore, MD OttoBar
5/17 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s Pub
5/18 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
5/19 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
5/21 Daytona, FL Welcome to Rockville*
5/22 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
*No Crown of Thornz

West Coast Special Guest/ TBA

9/7 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
9/8 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
9/9 Garden Grove, CA Garden Amp
9/10 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
9/11 Oakland, CA Starline
9/13 Portland, OR Dante’s
9/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
9/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
9/16 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
9/17 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
9/18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
9/20 Dallas, TX Trees
9/21 Austin, TX The Parish
9/22 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
9/23 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
9/24 New Orleans, LA Santos

GWAR Announces North American Leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour”

Kicks Off May 19th in Ft. Wayne, IN

New Album “The New Dark Ages” Out June 3rd on CD and Digital / September 16 on Vinyl and Cassette

Human Scum! In support of their forthcoming opus, “The New Dark Ages” our Lords and Masters GWAR will return to the road in North America this Spring! The first leg of “The Black Death Rager World Tour,” kicks off May 19th in Ft. Wayne, IN and runs through June 17th in Reading, PA. Support on the run will come from Crowbar, The Native Howl and Nekrogoblikon. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale to fan club members this Thursday March 3rd and to the general public this Friday March 4th.

Lead doom-warbler, The Berserker Blothar, comments on the upcoming tour: “Ah, the cruel Spring, when life bursts forth and humans are reminded how dead they are inside! The horrific majesty of GWAR will blow through your town like painted ladies working the block for that rock.”

Watch a trailer for the tour HERE.

Pre-order “The New Dark Ages” at https://gwar.net/collections/the-new-dark-ages.  The album will be released on CD/Digital June 3rd and Vinyl and Cassette September 16th via the band’s own “Pit Records.”  The first aural offerings from the album are cumming soon.

GWAR LIVE:
Support: Crowbar, The Native Howl, Nekrogoblikon
5/19: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s*
5/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant* (PointFest PreParty)
5/21: Wichita, KS @ TempleLive*
5/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/24: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
5/26: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/27: Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
5/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/29: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/31: San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
6/2: Destin, FL @ Club LA
6/3: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
6/4: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
6/5: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
6/7: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
6/8: Green Bay, WI @ EPIC Event Center
6/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/11: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/12: Albany, NY @ Empire Live
6/14: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
6/15: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/16: Providence, RI @ The Strand
6/17: Reading, PA @ Reverb
*No Crowbar

SUMO CYCO to Support Buckcherry on US Tour

+ Announces North American Headline Dates!

Beginning April 29 in Des Plaines, IL!

Order SUMO CYCO’s Latest Album, Initiation, via Napalm Records HERE

After setting the music world ablaze last year with the release of their mind-bending latest full-length album, Initiation, fans have been chanting for SUMO CYCO to return to the road. Now, their calls have been answered with the announcement of a slew of US and Canadian tour dates, beginning April 29! The first half of the tour sees SUMO CYCO supporting rock icons Buckcherry and special guests Blacktop Mojo, while the second half will feature SUMO CYCO headlining all dates with support from Black Satellite.

Tickets for all dates are on sale Friday, February 25 at 10:00 AM EST. See below for all confirmed shows – several of which see SUMO CYCO returning for their first headliners in cities they appeared in with Jinjer in 2019.

Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam says about the upcoming tour:
“We are beyond excited to get back out on the road after two years! We feel like it’s about time we reconnect with all of you in person and start the party again! We have the privilege of joining Buckcherry for some dates as well as taking the reins for our first headline shows in many cities. We’re as hungry as the fans are for live music to thrive again. So watch out, we’ll be blaring our Cyco sounds to a city near you!”

SUMO CYCO 2022 Tour Dates:
* = w/ Buckcherry, Blacktop Mojo

4/29/22 – Des Plaines, IL @ Des Plaines Theatre *
4/30/22 – Kansasville, WI @ 1175 *
5/1/22 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre *
5/3/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi (The Annex) *
5/4/22 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall *
5/6/22 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre *
5/7/22 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop *
5/8/22 – Horseheads, NY @ The L Live *
5/10/22 – Hermon, ME @ Morgan Hill Event Center *
5/11/22 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
5/13/22 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall *
5/14/22 – Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho *
5/16/22 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow *
5/17/22 – Black Mountain, NC @ Silverados *
5/18/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
5/19/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
5/20/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City *
5/21/22 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
5/22/22 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger
5/24/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe
5/25/22 – Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
5/26/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
5/27/22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
5/29/22 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wallys
5/31/22 – New Bedford, MA @ The Vault
6/1/22 – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus
6/2/22 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
6/3/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey – REBEL 101.7 FREE SHOW
6/4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
6/6/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
6/7/22 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
6/9/22 – Westland, MI @ The Token
6/10/22 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
6/11/22 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies

About SUMO CYCO and Initiation:
Over the course of the past several years, Ontario, Canada’s SUMO CYCO – featuring teen pop-superstar/songwriter turned rock goddess Skye “Sever” Sweetnam as well as producer/guitarist Matt “MD13” Drake and bassist Oscar Anesetti – have proven themselves as one of the hardest working DIY-to-overnight sensation stories in heavy music, boasting an undeniable following of fans with their impressive mixture of metal, pop and everything in between. Even after garnering early viral acclaim and signing to Napalm Records in 2020, the band’s seasoned DIY attitude and self-starting viral savvy continues to propel their creativity at every step, converting audiences all around to their infectious world of sound!

Prior to signing with Napalm Records, SUMO CYCO won awards such as “Best Female-Fronted” band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, top finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Indie Week Canada “Best of the Fest” (prize included a trip to play Indie Week Ireland), as well as Best Hard/Loud Recording at the Hamilton Music Awards 2015. The band has shared stages with The Offspring, Coal Chamber, Our Lady Peace, Life of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Jinjer, The Birthday Massacre, Nonpoint, Butcher Babies, and FOZZY to name a few.

After launching their most recent, breakout album Initiation (2021) with the hooky hit “Bystander” (which recently hit the 1 million views mark on YouTube) it was immediately clear that SUMO CYCO is lightning in a bottle. Garnering hundreds of thousands of cross-platform streams and nearly instantaneous, rabid response to their self-produced music videos, the band turned the heads of fans and critics alike! Alternative Press dubbed SUMO CYCO a “New Artist You Need To Hear” and Kerrang called the album “a breathless blur of energy and action”. Revolver praised the band’s first single as “…ridiculously catchy…” and SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin, who said “…the chorus will stick in your head for days to come…”, went on to feature it on Octane and Liquid Metal. Upon release, the album landed at #1 on both the Canadian and UK iTunes Metal Charts, and within the top 5 in the United States.

Initiation invites a mass of new followers into SUMO CYCO’s warped, dystopian-like world of “Cyco City”! As with their prior full-length albums Lost In Cyco City (2014) and Opus Mar (2017), and countless singles, Initiation is based in the imaginative conceptual location of the same name. Last fall, SUMO CYCO took the album a step further and dropped the official Digital Deluxe Edition of Initiation, featuring peppy new single “Sun Eater”, plus additional limited edition tracks “New Jive”, “We Are The Nation” and “Awakened”.

Order Initiation & the Initiation Digital Deluxe Edition HERE

GWAR Announces “The Black Death Rager World Tour”

“The Black Death Rager World Tour”

European Leg Starts July 29th!

Following the announcement of their forthcoming aural masterpiece “The New Dark Ages,” your Lords and Masters GWAR, are pleased to announce their return to the road! On the first leg of the “The Black Death Rager World Tour,” your favorite Scumdog warriors will touch down in Europe for the first time in almost three years.

The tour kicks off July 29th in Tilburg, Holland and runs through August 18th in London. In addition to the GWAR headline shows, the tour also features stops at the Free and Easy, Wacken Open Air, Pol’land’Rok and Bloodstock Festivals.

The Berserker Blothar had this to say about the coming trek: “Ah, Europe, the Old Country. We shall sweep across the continent like the plague, bringing pestilence and death and our unquenchable thirst for heavy metal glory.”

Fans can expect to hear all their GWAR favorites and blistering new tracks from the band’s new album which will be released June 3rd on CD and Digital, and on September 16th on Vinyl and Cassette via GWAR’s own label Pit Records. The art was created by Alex Horley.

Pre-order “The New Dark Ages” here

“The Black Death Rager World Tour”
29/7: Tilburg, NL @ 013
31/7: Berlin, DE @ SO 26
2/8: Munich, DE @ Free and Easy Festival*
3/8: Essen, DE @ Turock
4/8: Wacken, DE @ Wacken*
5/8: Makowice, PL @ Pol’and’Rok Festival*
8/8: Dover, UK @ The Booking Hall
9/8: Brighton, UK @ Chalk
10/8: Bristol, UK @Fleece
12/8: Catton Park, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air*
13/8: Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
14/8: Leeds, UK @ Key Club
16/8: Glasgow, UK @ Garage
17/8: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
18/8: London, UK @ The Dome

*Festival

STEEL PANTHER ANNOUNCE THE FIRST LEG OF THEIR 2022 TOUR

GRAB YOUR BLUE PILLS!
STEEL PANTHER ANNOUNCE THE FIRST LEG OF
THEIR 2022 TOUR – RES-ERECTIONS
https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/tour

Initial Run of 13 Shows Scheduled For March with
More Dates to be Announced

Whether your preference is the red pills or the blue pills (you all should have seen the Matrix by now), California rock legends Steel Panther are heading in to 2022 with a new attitude and fire as they get ready to hit the road. The band is announcing the first leg of their 2022 tour Res-Erections which is set to kick off this March and will make stops in 13 cities over 16 days for the first run. The tour starts March 10th in St. Petersburg, FL and will wrap up on March 26th in Dubuque, IA. Res-Erections tour 2022 will be thrashing in to markets such as Ft Lauderdale, FL; Athens, Ga; Chattanooga, TN and Minneapolis, MN among others. Maryland rockers Any Given Sin have been tapped as openers for the tour. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, January 21st at 10AM local time. More information on tickets and purchase links for all shows can be found at: https://steelpantherrocks.com/pages/tour.

“Even though they are known for so many things throughout the world, we love Pfizer for their work in erectile dysfunction and their amazing blue pills. That is why we named our 2022 tour in honor of them. Those blue pills have made our world a better place. Res-Erections is going to be the party to not be missed and we are pulling out some surprises for these shows. If you lost your prescription or can’t see your drug dealer because of COVID, you won’t need a pill to rock this hard,” explains Steel Panther.

Res-Erections 2022 Tour Dates
3/10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
3/11 – Daytona Beach FL – Monster Energy Daytona Bike Week at Daytona International Speedway*
3/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3/13 – Cape Coral, FL – Dixie Roadhouse
3/15 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
3/17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
3/18 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s
3/19 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
3/20 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
3/22 – Ft. Smith, AR – Temple Live
3/23 – Tulsa. OK – Cain’s Ballroom
3/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
3/26 – Dubuque, IA – 5 Flags Event Center
* Steel Panther Only

As 2021 brought the shocking news of the departure of their original bassist, Steel Panther announced the Road To The Road Tournament to help them narrow the choices for their new bass player. Michael Starr, Satchel and Stix Zadinia along with the public whittled down the list of contestants to manageable number out of the 1669 submissions. An announcement will be made public once the band finalizes their decision.

Steel Panther has been hard at work at new material that will be released throughout 2022.

More information for all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com.

ABOUT STEEL PANTHER:
For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000. Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with four full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level You Tube status and high-profile television appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Now, and FOX NFL Sunday.

Rolling Stone avowed, “There’s a reason Steel Panther have transcended their origins as a cover band playing the Sunset Strip,” while Metal Sucks declared, Steel Panther’s concept is genius…their songwriting is…preposterously snappy – and relatable.”

GHOST AND VOLBEAT TO COMMEMORATE CO-HEADLINING TOUR WITH LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE A-SIDE 7” – ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE SHOWS

7” FEATURES BOTH BANDS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE METALLICA BLACKLIST: GHOST’S COVER OF “ENTER SANDMAN” AND VOLBEAT’S COVER OF “DON’T TREAD ON ME”

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION AND BOTH BAND’S CHOSEN BLACKLIST CHARITIES: CAMP ARANU’TIQ AND BØRNE CANCER FONDEN

GHOST and VOLBEAT will be co-headlining across the US beginning January 25th, and to commemorate the monumental tour, the bands have teamed up with Blackened Recordings to release a limited edition Double A-Side 7” featuring each band’s contributions to The Metallica Blacklist charity album: Ghost’s cover of “Enter Sandman” on ‘Side G’ and Volbeat’s “Don’t Tread On Me” on ‘Side V.’ The 7” will be pressed on crystal clear vinyl and limited to only 3,000 units with 115 copies available at each tour stop on a first come, first served basis (limit one per customer).

All proceeds from the split 7” will be split evenly between The All Within My Hands Foundation and the charities of the artists’ choice: Camp Aranu’tiq (Ghost) and Børne Cancer Fonden (Volbeat).

The two bands will kick off their co-headlining 26-date U.S. arena tour on January 25th, with support from Los Angeles’ Twin Temple. Tickets for all dates on the Live Nation produced tour are on sale now, with tickets and band-specific VIP packages available at ghost-official.com and volbeat.dk.

Ghost’s fourth consecutive #1 at Active Rock Radio “Hunter’s Moon” recently moved Guitar World to note that “juxtaposition between subject matter and composition is something that the Swedish rock outfit have always nailed, and they do it to superior effect on this new single.” The track’s origins and its appearance in the box office phenomenon Halloween Kills can be traced back to the band’s 2018 headlining show at the Forum in Los Angeles. Ryan Turek, Vice President of Feature Film Development at Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Us, Whiplash) attended the sold-out show, striking up an instant rapport with Ghost’s Tobias Forge — one that ultimately led to a visit with co-writer / director David Gordon Green on the North Carolina set of Halloween Kills. Three years nearly to the day after that first fateful exchange, “Hunter’s Moon” would be released on DSPs, would play as the Halloween Kills end credits rolled, and will be released January 21, 2022 as a collectible 7-inch single by Loma Vista Recordings (featuring the exclusive B-side “Halloween Kills (Main Title),” performed, produced and engineered by John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies).

Volbeat’s newest album, Servant of the Mind, which Revolver calls “excellent… the darkest and heaviest Volbeat offering yet,” was released on December 3rd via Republic Records. For Servant of the Mind, the band, which consists of Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Jon Larsen (drums), Rob Caggiano (guitars) and Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly and punk ‘n’ roll sound up a notch while showcasing Poulsen’s keen ability for songwriting and storytelling. “Rarely has such a successful band sounded so ravenous,” says Kerrang! Magazine of the album. Upon release the album hit the top of many international sales charts, reaching #1 in Germany, Denmark, and Austria, #2 in Switzerland, #4 in Finland, #5 in the Netherlands, #6 in Sweden and was number one and number two respectively on the Billboard Current Hard Rock Music Albums chart and Current Rock Albums chart. The new album, which features the number one Billboard Modern Rock singles “Shotgun Blues” and “Wait A Minute My Girl,” is now available in standard CD, deluxe 2LP vinyl (in various limited-edition variants, full info below) and a deluxe digital edition here. Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen recently sat Consequence of Sound’s Kyle Merideth to discuss Servant of the Mind, contributing to The Metallica Blacklist, and their upcoming tour with Ghost. Listen to the full interview here.

GHOST & VOLBEAT COHEADLINE TOUR DATES:

Tue, Jan 25, 2022 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
Thu, Jan 27, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Fri, Jan 28, 2022 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Arena
Sat, Jan 29, 2022 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mon, Jan 31, 2022 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
Wed, Feb 02, 2022 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Fri, Feb 04, 2022 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sat, Feb 05, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mon, Feb 07, 2022 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Tue, Feb 08, 2022 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Fri, Feb 11, 2022 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Sat, Feb 12, 2022 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Mon, Feb 14, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
Tue, Feb 15, 2022 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Fri, Feb 18, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Sat, Feb 19, 2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Sun, Feb 20, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mon, Feb 21, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Wed, Feb 23, 2022 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Fri, Feb 25, 2022 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sat, Feb 26, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Fair Park Coliseum
Mon, Feb 28, 2022 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Tue, Mar 01, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Thu, Mar 03, 2022 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

About Ghost:

GRAMMY Award winning Swedish Rock band Ghost have elevated themselves to one of the most esteemed and celebrated rock bands in the world today. Four consecutive #1 Active Rock radio singles, debuting at #1 (Rock) + #3 (Top 200) on the Billboard album charts, accumulating well over a Billion streams, headlining arena tours (including sold out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles + Barclays Center in New York), opening stadium shows for Metallica, and gracing magazine covers and television screens the world over are just part of their story. The band’s passionate fan base and critical praise also stems from their ability to constantly be pushing their creative boundaries. Their most recent album, 2018’s Prequelle, is loosely based on The Black Plague of 14th century Europe, a metaphor that sadly became a premonition that applies to the societal ills of our times. Though the band’s music at times has dark lyrical content, it never loses its infectious melodic edge. Ghost’s massively received recent single, the Active Rock #1 charting “Hunter’s Moon,” as heard over the end credits of the #1 horror smash Halloween Kills, combined with this upcoming nationwide arena tour are sure indicators that 2022 will be Ghost’s biggest year yet!

About Volbeat:

Since forming in 2001, Volbeat has gone from the clubs of Copenhagen to headlining stages around the world, including the famed Telia Parken stadium in Denmark (becoming the only domestic artist to ever sell out the venue with over 48,250 people in attendance). Over the course of seven record-breaking albums the band has picked up number one songs (including ten #1s on the US Mainstream Rock chart and counting, the most of any band based outside of North America), multi-platinum certifications, awards, a GRAMMY nomination and accolades all over the planet. Their latest album, Servant of the Mind, was released on December 3rd and has spawned the hit singles “Wait A Minute My Girl” and “Shotgun Blues.”

About The Metallica Blacklist:

Much more than a mere tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of the musical milestone that is Metallica (a.k.a. “The Black Album”) with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived: An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut. The Metallica Blacklist offers up new dimensions of the record whose gravitational pull first drew the mainstream to Metallica—and provides new insights into the universal and timeless appeal that kept it there: the boundary-smashing influence these 12 songs have had on fans and musicians of all stripes. The Metallica Blacklist’s 53 tracks find singer songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip hop artists sharing their love of these songs alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more… and for 50+ good causes: Profits will be divided evenly between charities of the artist’s choice and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. The Metallica Blacklist is available everywhere now.

FOO FIGHTERS ANNOUNCE 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters will be giving the people a lot more of what they want in 2022. The band has confirmed 17 more marathon evenings of life-affirming rock communion, to take place at amphitheaters, stadiums and festivals across North America during May, July and August of next year.

Tickets for the newly announced headline shows will be on sale to the public Friday, December 3rd at 10am local time.

The 2022 dates will mark Foo Fighters’ most extensive North American run since the February release of the band’s 10th album, Medicine at Midnight (Roswell/RCA) — hailed as “brighter and more optimistic than anything they’ve ever done” (ROLLING STONE)” and “one of Foo Fighters’ best albums of this century” (WALL STREET JOURNAL).

For further information on Foo Fighters’ 25th 26th 27th anniversary tour—including special guests to be announced soon—keep an eye on foofighters.com and the band’s socials.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Live in the USA Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 30 at 12pm ET until Thursday, December 2 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

FOO FIGHTERS
2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

5/14 – The Pavilion at Star Lake – Burgettstown, PA
5/20 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC
5/24 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC

7/17– Citi Field – New York, NY
7/19 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
7/22 – Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON
7/24 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
7/27 – Maine Savings Amphitheater – Bangor, ME
7/29 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC

8/1 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN
8/3 – Huntington Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN
8/6 – Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
8/8 – USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT
8/10 – Big Sky Events Arena – Big Sky, MT
8/13 – T-Mobile Park – Seattle, WA
8/18 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
8/20 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA

GWAR to Kick Off “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” Tomorrow Night

Human Scum! After years of waiting, it is now time to return to the venue of your choice to worship your Lords and Masters GWAR. Tomorrow night sees the kickoff of the “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour.” Support on the tour is coming from the legendary Napalm Death and EyeHateGod. The tour will cross North America starting in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 14th with a second stop in New York City.

Earlier this week, GWAR dropped their second set of NFT’s. They are almost sold out, see what’s left HERE. If any of you lazy Bohabs missed a chance at getting one, you’re in luck, as GWAR will be offering a limited edition NFT on this tour only! You can only get the NFT by purchasing a “Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour” Poster at the VENUE. This is limited to 500 posters/500 NFT’s.

GWAR’s latest release “Scumdogs XXX Live,” is available now via Pit Records. Order it HERE.

Tour Dates:
x – with Napalm Death / Eyehategod supporting
# – Festival
10/28/21 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva x
10/29/21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium x
10/30/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall x
10/31/21 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza x
11/1/21 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage x
11/2/21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom x
11/4/21 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave x
11/5/21 – Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom x
11/6/21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue x
11/7/21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues x
11/8/21 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House x
11/10/21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel x
11/11/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts x
11/12/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade x
11/13/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville #
11/14/21 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall x
11/15/21 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live x
11/16/21 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live x
11/18/21 – Albuqueque, NM – Sunshine Theater x
11/19/21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater x
11/20/21 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues x
11/21/21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater x
11/22/21 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom x
11/23/21 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater x
11/24/21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory x
11/26/21 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse x
11/27/21 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory x
11/28/21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom x
11/30/21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO x
12/1/21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom x
12/3/21 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall x
12/4/21 – Edmonton, AB – Midway Bar x
12/6/21 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
12/7/21 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater x
12/8/21 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater x
12/9/21 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue x
12/10/21 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre x
12/11/21 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s x
12/13/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club x
12/14/21 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza x

TOOL ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE 2022 TOUR DATES FOR U.S. & EUROPE

TICKETS AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 1

“Let’s finish what we started. Shall we?” – Maynard James Keenan

TOOL have announced a mammoth 2022 tour, with the Los Angeles-based band spending 3 months traversing the U.S. followed by a month of European dates.

TOOL elected to kick off the highly-anticipated trek in Eugene, Ore. as a nod to the abrupt halt to their 2020 Fear Inoculum tour. Slated to play the Matthew Knight Arena on March 12, 2020, the show, along with the band’s remaining tour dates, was canceled as nationwide lockdowns began to take effect that evening.

“It is with great pleasure I get to announce our return to the road,” said Danny Carey. “These past 18 months have been trying to say the least but from great trials come great lessons and great rewards. We are genuinely looking forward to sharing them with you.”

Tickets for all dates are on-sale this Friday, Oct. 1 at 10 am local time (UK and Irish dates are on-sale at 9 am local time). TOOL Army members can purchase pre-sale tickets for European dates on Sept. 28 at 10 am local time (24 hour pre-sale window), while U.S. pre-sale tickets are available on Sept. 29 at 10 am local time (36 hour pre-sale window). A selection of exclusive packages, which include a pre-sale ticket, will also be made available to TOOL Army members on Sept. 29 at 10 am local time.

January 10 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena

January 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

January 13 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center

January 15 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

January 16 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

January 18 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

January 19 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

January 21 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center

January 22 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena

January 25 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

January 27 Denver, CO Ball Arena

January 30 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

January 31 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

February 2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

February 4 Houston, TX Toyota Center

February 5 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center

February 8 Orlando, FL Amway Center

February 9 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

February 10 Miami, FL FTX Arena

February 19 Boston, MA TD Garden

February 20 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

February 22 Washington, DC Capital One Arena

February 23 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena

February 26 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

February 27 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center

March 1 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena

March 3 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

March 4 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

March 6 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

March 8 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

March 10 Chicago, IL United Center

March 12 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Arena

March 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

March 15 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center

March 17 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center

March 18 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

March 20 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

April 23 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena

April 25 Oslo, NO Spektrum

April 26 Stockholm, SE Avicii Arena

April 28 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena

April 29 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle

May 2 Manchester, UK AO Arena Manchester

May 4 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena

May 6 Dublin, IE 3Arena

May 9 London, UK The O2 Arena

May 12 Paris, FR AccorHotels Arena

May 13 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis

May 15 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena

May 17 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena

May 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

May 21 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena

May 23 Prague, CZ O2 Arena

May 24 Budapest, HU SportAréna

Blonde Redhead opens on dates from Jan. 10 to Feb. 10. The Acid Helps opens from Feb. 19 to March 20.

Fear Inoculum (http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) arrived in August of 2019, following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NPR said, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic declared the release “precise and devastating,” Revolver dubbed the 10-track album “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound said Fear Inoculum finds “TOOL in peak performance.”