Category Archives: Upcoming Tours

PiercingMetal’s means of broadcasting some of the major tours and festivals that our demographic will find of interest.

Behold! The End of Days: Slayer Announces Final World Tour

The “buzz” around the news started to circulate a couple of hours ago based on a video that Slayer had posted to their Official Facebook Page and while we’ve shared said video below, we’ve generally kept to the practice of waiting on a larger bit of press copy to raise your awareness. Check out the clip below.

The alert from our publicity channel over at the bands label Nuclear Blast Records pointed this out to be “The End Of Days” which according to The Bible is some pretty grim stuff. Just check out these quotes from John “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour” and Matthew “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” – Hea-vy! The poster showcased just who will be a part of this final go round and its pretty much the combination of the last couple of Slayer tours when it comes down to it. It’s safe to say that there is a little something for everyone on this. If they like crushing and thrashing Metal of course.

slayer, slayer tour posters, tour posters
Continue reading Behold! The End of Days: Slayer Announces Final World Tour

Dead And Company Announce 2018 Summer Tour

We didn’t manage to get an actual press release for this one but when I learned about the upcoming tour by the Grateful Dead offshoot known as “Dead & Company” I had to make sure to share the dates with the readership. I’ve said this before but why not repeat myself for good measure; “Dead & Company” is a band that continues the musical mission started by Jerry Garcia and the guys so many years ago and features original Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with guitarist John Mayer and more. The dates are listed below the poster along with some closing editorial.

The Tour Dates:
5/30/2018: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
6/1/2018: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
6/2/2018: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
6/4/2018: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
6/6/2018: Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
6/8/2018: Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/9/2018: Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
6/11/2018: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/13/2018: Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
6/15/2018: New York, NY @ Citi Field
6/16/2018: New York, NY @ Citi Field
6/19/2018: Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/20/2018: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
6/22/2018: East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6/23/2018: East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6/29/2018: George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheater
6/30/2018: Eugene, OR @ Autzen Stadium
7/2/2018: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/3/2018: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
7/6/2018: Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheater
7/7/2018: Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
7/11/2018: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/13/2018: Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field
7/14/2018: Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field

*** end of transmission ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: In the past I’ve mentioned my generally “casual” appreciation of the music of the Grateful Dead and that’s not changed since the last time around. As I’ve said I learned to appreciate what they were all about over the years. Since I love the live concert scene, I am going to look into seeing one of the NYC shows to cross it off my bucket list. My friends who love them remain diehards and that is always awesome to find happening. I wonder what you ardent Grateful Dead fans think of this project and if you are making plans to come out and see them on one of these dates. You can let me know down in the comments section below. Until next time.

Official Website:

Jyrki69 Announces West Coast US Tour with MGT!

Here’s a brief tour to send you into the weekend. It’s happening in March and sadly only on the West Coast but check out the plans being unveiled by one Jyrki 69 of The 69 Eyes……

The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – Goth rock icon *Jyrki 69*, lead vocalist for Helsinki’s brooding metal band, *The 69 Eyes*, has announced a special West Coast tour with their Cleopatra Records labelmates MGT, the frontman for multi-platinum selling Finnish goth n’ rollers The 69 EYES.

Jyrki has put together an exciting live band for this tour including; Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat) on guitar, Ashes (DevilDriver, Static-X) on bass and Kyle Cunningham (Madlife) on drums. The live set promises to offer a healthy chunk of Jyrki69’s debut solo album “Helsinki Vampire” along with a few 69 Eyes favorites and some very special surprise numbers.

“*What happens when the members of The Mission, Peter Murphy, Faster Pussycat & The 69 Eyes meet at the Rainbow Bar & Grill? Put on your sunglasses after dark & come to find out!” **- Jyrki 69*

Jyrki 69’s long-awaited debut album, *Helsinki Vampire*, was produced, mixed, and mastered by longtime The 69 Eyes producer Johnny Lee Michaels. The record builds on the distinctive “goth n’ roll” sound that The 69 Eyes honed over the course of a dozen albums while adding a more richly textured, darkly romantic atmosphere.
Continue reading Jyrki69 Announces West Coast US Tour with MGT!

Withered Announce North American Tour

Though I received this one earlier today, I decided to wait until the deep dark cold of the winters night to share it with you. It seemed appropriate and well, truth be told there have been a lot of tour announcements to serve up so check out the latest low down with the crushing Metal might of Withered who will be hitting the road very soon.

The Press Release:
WITHERED have announced a new leg of North American tour dates. The Cvlt Nation-sponsored tour kicks off on March 24 and sees support come from WAKE. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Regarding the tour, WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson comments, “After 6 months of one-off shows, a little writing, and regrouping, we can’t handle not being on the road any longer. So, we invited Canadian grinders, WAKE to join us late this winter for an eastern North America run. We plan to bring a new show with some songs we haven’t played in over a decade and can’t wait to reintroduce some of Withered’s back catalogue to new and old fans. It’s going to be one for the books.”

WITHERED are touring in support of their new album, ‘Grief Relic’. The album, hailed as “a smarter and more sophisticated version of Withered, staking out territory in a more expansive landscape.” (Stereogum) is streaming now at the official WITHERED bandcamp page. The highly anticipated full-length is available across multiple CD and LP formats here.

Withered (Photo by David Parham)

Continue reading Withered Announce North American Tour

Celebrating David Bowie Announces Additional Tour Dates

While they say that the human attention span is less than twelve seconds these days, I hope you remember a post I did about the “CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE” Concerts and if you didn’t, just click HERE to refresh your memory before we continue along. Just a short time ago, I noticed some updated press about the tour and I’m sharing it with you below. Dig in.

The Press Release:
CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE is excited to announce additional dates for the upcoming 2018 tour. The North American leg of the tour–which features members of David Bowie’s bands including Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas–has added new stops in Tucson, AZ, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, Clearwater, FL, Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA to its extensive itinerary (see all North American tour dates below). VIP Presale for these additional dates begins tomorrow, January 17 with the general on sale commencing Friday, January 19. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit by clicking here.

Following the triumphant sold-out start of the tour overseas in France and the U.K. last week, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE continues in North America starting on February 10 in Silver Springs, MD at The Fillmore Silver Springs and wraps on March 19 in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s during its 27-date trek. More than just a mere salute, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.

celebrating david bowie, tour posters

Mike Garson is the CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE band leader after having made his mark on numerous Bowie albums, including his much talked about masterly solo on the “Aladdin Sane” track. Garson was Bowie’s longest and most frequent band member. They performed together for both David’s first and last concerts in the United States as well as 1,000 concerts around the globe in between. Read an interview with the U.K.’s NME that Garson recently conducted here.
Continue reading Celebrating David Bowie Announces Additional Tour Dates