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Ozzy Osbourne Announces “No More Tours 2” Farewell Shows

Here’s the full rundown of dates that will be performed by the legendary Ozzy Osbourne as he maps out where his own “No More Tours 2” Farewell Tour will be stopping. Check out the full press release that was received only a little while ago.

The Press Release:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE earlier today (February 6) revealed details about his forthcoming “NO MORE TOURS 2,” a reference to his 1992 “No More Tours” trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the North American dates–with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards)—was made to international media in attendance at his Los Angeles home.

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The initial North American dates produced by Live Nation kick off August 30 in Allentown, PA and conclude October 13 in Las Vegas, NV with a Thursday, October 11 stop at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; OZZY will be joined by Stone Sour for this leg of the tour. Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, February 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com and through the Live Nation app. Citi® is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10:00 AM (local time) until Friday, February 16 at 10:00 PM (local time) through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com

Prior to the full North American run, OZZY will officially launch the “NO MORE TOURS 2” in Mexico in May, before heading to South America for solo shows in three countries. Next up, a six-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that’s set to begin Friday, June 1 in Moscow, Russia.
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Poison Announces “Nothin’ But A Good Time” Summer Tour

As the winter draws to its hopeful end for spring, the summer tours are starting to flood the mailbox here at the Metal Media Command HQ and this next one is going to be some great news for a lot of people as Poison returns to the headlining stage. Check out the full press release and dates below. I’ll return at the close with some editorial notions.

The Press Release:
Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, CA at Five Points Amphitheatre.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at PoisonOfficial.com for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.CheapTrick.com. POP EVIL will also be offering VIP meet & greets at PopEvilVIP.com. For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit Livenation.com.
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Kamelot’s Casey Grillo Relinquishes The Drum Throne!

Sigh. While Philadelphia is singing and destroying stuff based on yesterdays Super Bowl LII win, the Metal fans of the world are as sad as those of the New England Patriots as the news about drummer Casey Grillo departing the mighty Kamelot begins to make the rounds. I’ve culled the bands official statement from their resources and share it with you below. Check it out.

“Dear Kamelotians,

The forthcoming release of The Shadow Theory will mark another chapter in the band’s illustrious career. Coming off of the success of Haven, the band has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the massive tour planned for 2018/2019. Casey is off to new endeavors! Prior to the recent final recordings, long-time drummer Casey Grillo informed the band that he had made the difficult decision to pursue other music and touring opportunities, in addition to the desire to focus more time on his drumhead company.

“Casey has been my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We have seen and done a lot together both in and outside of Kamelot. As his friends, the band and I respect his decision. I’m sure that we will all still be hanging out together when we have down time.” adds Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood (Official).

In a letter regarding his departure, Casey states: “First and foremost I would like to thank all of the Kamelot fans around the world for your support during my time with the band. It has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe, meet the most amazing people, experience so many cultures, and to share some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Between the various other musical endeavors I am involved with, along with my rapidly growing business DrumStatic.com, it really just became evident it was time for me to explore and focus on these new opportunities without compromising the exclusivity Kamelot needs and deserves.”
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Texas Hippie Coalition Announces The “Year Of The Bull” Tour

Happy Friday! You look like you could use another tour announcement so here we go.

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The Press Statement:
Announcing the Year Of The Bull Tour! KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, Brand of Julez, and Granny 4 Barrel will be on all dates. Tickets onsale tomorrow at noon. COME GET IT!!! #yearofthebull

The Tour Dates:

4/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
4/20: Denver, CO @ Hermans Hideaway
4/21: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
4/22: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
4/25: Johnson City, TN @ MarX The Spot
4/26: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/3: Louisville, KY @ Trixies
5/5: Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
5/7: Providence, RI @ Alchemy
5/9: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/10: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
5/11: New York, NY @ Kingsland
5/12: Harrisburg,PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts center
5/13: Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
5/15: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
5/16: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/17: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
5/18: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
5/19: Racine, WI @ Route 20
5/20: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/23: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/25: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/27: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
5/30: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
6/1: Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
6/2: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/3: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
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Devin Townsend Announces The End Of The Devin Townsend Project :(

Fans of Heavy Devy and his Devin Townsend Project are going to be sad at the recent disclosure by the musician where he outlines the ending of this particular project so he can work on other agenda items. We’ve culled his official statement from his own Facebook and are sharing it with you below.

“Hey guys, Devin here.

So after 8 years of touring with DTP, I’ve decided to take a break from this band and focus on a number of other projects I’ve been really wanting to do for some time now. The band have been there with me through thick and thin and we’ve shared some pretty great moments – I can’t say enough good things about them – And in the future, I’m sure we’ll work again.

I have 4 new albums I am currently working on. I am currently in the finishing stages one of the grandest and most overwhelming projects that I have been fortunate to do. It’s certainly my favourite DVD release of them all and is a powerful moment, if I can say so myself. Ocean Machine Live In Plovdiv (tentative name) Mixing the orchestras, choirs, the ‘by-request’ set and the full Ocean Machine album in that magnificent setting has been hugely rewarding. Seeing this spectacle come to life is a testament to this period of work and I can’t wait for you to see and hear it.

Life is short and I have a lot I need to say in some new and different avenues. I will certainly continue to play live in several new ways (starting next year) and I’m excited about some collaborative things that have also come up as well.
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