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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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Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers + Ann Wilson Of Heart Announce “Stars Align Tour”

If you watched the recently aired Grammy Awards, you’d probably think that Rock Music was not really all that popular anymore and that there wasn’t anything good coming down the pike to look forward to. Let me clear that up right now and say that despite what you hear, Rock and Roll is here to stay, and it will never die. With that said, check out this absolutely awesome tour that brings three legendary acts together on one stage. The full press release and dates will follow the artwork.

The Press Release:
Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour,” their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public for the “Stars Align Tour” beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 AM through LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” said Jeff Beck.

“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,” said Paul Rodgers. “I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”

“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,” said Ann Wilson. “They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
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Clutch Announces Spring Headline Dates

What’s this!?! Another tour announcement? Why yes, yes it is. The guys in Clutch have just had their people tell our people and now its time to share it with you people. This is a short one so another announcement is likely. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Clutch has just announced a string of Spring headline tour dates starting on April 27th in Chattanooga, TN. Supporting the tour will be The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry. Fan club pre-sale tickets will go on sale today, Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00 pm and will be available through Thursday, February 1st at 10:00 pm. Fan club tickets will be available at https://www.mt.cm/clutch Password: fans1. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 am at local outlets as well as at pro-rock.com and www.facebook.com/clutchband.

The band is currently in the studio working on their new record with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Old 97s, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Red Fang) at Sputnik Sound in Nashville.

Clutch, The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry Spring Tour Dates:
04-27-18: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
04-29-18: Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
04-30-18: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
05-02-18: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
05-03-18: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
05-04-18: Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Fest*
05-05-18: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
05-06-18: Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion*
*Festival date
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Breaking: The Original Misfits Return To New Jersey For Only Area Performance; 5/19 @ Prudential Center

The other day a rather “cryptic” Instsgram photo was making the rounds and causing all sorts of ruckus. It was the “Fiend” who many realize is the infamous mascot of the legendary Misfits. The visual was in the shape of NJ so all were screaming about the bands long anticipated return to the East Coast but where would they play? Well, the answers are now down below. Check it out.

The Press Release:
The Original Misfits will finally make their triumphant return to where it all began over 30 years ago in New Jersey. Today, The Original Misfits have announced that the band will reunite for their only area performance at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on May 19. Now fans on the east coast will have their first opportunity to experience reunited original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. This unprecedented reunion and lineup of legendary horror-punk trailblazers/modern-metal pioneers was one of the hottest tickets of 2017, and will now undoubtedly be again in 2018.

Citi(r) is the official pre-sale credit card of The Original Misfits. As such, Citi(r) card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 30th at 10 a.m. EST until Thursday, February 1st at 10 p.m. EST through Citi’s Private Pass(r) program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com. Ticket prices starting at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. EST at ticketmaster.com or by 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available to purchase on February 5 after 11 a.m. at the Prudential Center Box Office.
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Greta Van Fleet Announces Initial North American Tour Dates

The Press Release:
Greta Van Fleet, who took the 2017 music scene by storm with its dynamic rock ‘n’ roll debut single “Highway Tune” claiming the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views in 2017 alone, selling out every single one of its headline dates in advance, and being named Loudwire’s “Best New Artist,” will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13. The band’s itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals as well as headline dates that will see them playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities. Five of the dates – Houton, Dallas, Nashville and two nights in Detroit – went on sale last week and all sold out in under 15-minutes. Tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s headline dates for this leg go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26; log on to www.gretavanfleet.com

“We love making music and we love playing shows, but we never expected anything like the attention we’ve been getting,” said bassist Sam Kizska. “We are truly humbled by the response we’ve gotten, and are very excited to get back on the road and play for our fans.”

Prior to the tour, the Frankenmuth, MI-based Greta Van Fleet – 21-year old vocalist Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake (guitar, also 21) and Sam (bass, keys, 18), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, also 18) – are spending January and February recording its debut full-length album anticipated to be released late Spring/early Summer (Lava/Republic Records). The album will be recorded in Nashville and Detroit and produced by Al Sutton and Marlon Young, the duo that helmed the band’s critically-acclaimed, chart-topping/breakout EPs, Black Smoke Rising (4/21/17) and the follow up From The Fires double EP (11/10/17). For the album, the band has an archive of songs written over the past few years as well as brand new material penned late last year when they spent a week in the Tennessee woods. So, fans can look forward to the next evolution of, as Revolver magazine put it, Greta Van Fleet’s “high-octane, soul-and R&B-influenced riff rock.”
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