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Alestorm @ Gramercy Theatre

Alestorm will find support from Nekrogoblikon and Aether Realm for the Super Smashed Turbo tour.

Alestorm Announce “Super Smashed Turbo Tour” For Fall 2016

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, those merry mates in Alestorm, Lords of the True Scottish Pirate Metal, will be returning to our shores in the Fall of this year. Check out the bands brief statement below and the dates and know that I will return to help guide you about this treasure trove of fun-filled Metal. They are calling this “The Super Smashed Turbo Tour” which is a really fun name for a run of shows.

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The Facebook Statement:
Ahoy pirates, goblins, and other costumed humans of North America! We’ve been promising this for weeks, so here it is…the full dates for our USA & Canada tour with Nekrogoblikon and Aether Realm! Tickets available from wherever it is you kids buy tickets these days. Oh, and the first one to say “Lame, you’re not coming to Brazil, Iowa” gets a big ol’ punch in the butt.

The Tour Dates:
10/02/16 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/03/16 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/04/16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/05/16 – Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
10/06/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/08/16 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
10/09/16 – Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena
10/10/16 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/11/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/12/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/13/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/14/16 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/15/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
10/16/16 – Boise, ID – Mardis Gras
10/17/16 – Spokane, WA – The Pin!
10/18/16 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
10/19/16 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/20/16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/21/16 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
10/22/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
10/23/16 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
10/24/16 – Las Vegas, NV – LVSC
10/25/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
10/27/16 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/28/16 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
10/29/16 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
10/30/16 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/31/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/01/16 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2012: The Concerts

Looking back on 2012 as a concert going year I had to say that there were a lot of cool highlights for me. Sure I was compiling my “Year End Best Of” to cover all the different things that I’ve examined over the year but with the blog growing faster and faster and more contests happening on it for the crushing shows that hit our town, I decided to keep showcasing a number of the concerts that I saw during the course of the year. Bear in mind that these are my very favorite ones out of the whole bunch. I really had a great time seeing a number of shows but these stood out. Here we go.

1. KISS @ Live On Letterman: I don’t think that I need to go into how cool it is to see a band like KISS in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The place holds 500 or so people and KISS sells out places that hold thousands more. See why I felt this was special. So yeah.

2. Nightwish and Kamelot @ Beacon Theatre: Nightwish and Kamelot both hold very special places to me as a music scribe and having them paired up for a tour was extraordinary.

3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: This show was the debut of the new “Lost Christmas Eve” themed tour.

4. Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium: My second time at Yankee Stadium for a massive concert and with Roger playing “The Wall” from front to back I stood awestruck.

5. KISS & Motley Crue @ PNC Bank Arts Center: This was a kickass pairing and the guys in The Treatment were pretty damned good as well.

6. Lamb Of God @ Roseland Ballroom: Metal laid waste to NYC this night.

7. Paganfest @ Gramercy Theatre: Turisas headlined this one and brought along Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress.

8. Sabaton @ Gramercy Theatre: This band is climbing the pole of popularity. Local support

9. Rhapsody Of Fire @ Gramercy Theatre: There was so much drama with the RoF division leading up to this show but you would never notice with the levels of kick ass Power Metal that was happening on the stage.

10. Marillion @ Irving Plaza: Leaders of the Neo-Progressive Rock movement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them and they even did “Kayleigh”.
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Kamelot Announce Full North American Tour!!!

Hey since I am already a couple of days behind with this announcement I am going to keep my intro piece brief and let you all just read the latest announcement from the band Kamelot. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
In the ongoing campaign for their newest release, Poetry for the Poisoned, we are extremely pleased to announce that KAMELOT have confirmed a full North American Tour to take place late this Summer!

The long-awaited trek, dubbed Pandemonium Over North America 2011, is in support of KAMELOT’s epic, Billboard-charting album Poetry for the Poisoned (peaking at #74 on the US Billboard Top 200!), which was released in September. Along for the ride are Pirate-metallers Alestorm, as well as Blackguard and the The Agonist

Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to continue touring in support of, Poetry for the Poisoned. To his fans he states: “Hello all. I am here in Norway still recovering from what seems to have been a severe burnout syndrome. I am getting better but still under medical care. My priorities at the moment are my health & family. My future endeavors in Kamelot and music in general are being evaluated, however at this time my focus is on getting back on my feet and spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!”
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Eluveitie @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (11/6/2009)

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Artist: Eluveitie
Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Alestorm, Belphegor, Kivimetsan Druidi, Vreid
Date: 11/6/2009
Label: Nuclear Blast Records

First we had the “Paganfest USA” which would be followed by the “Pagan Knights” and these events were successful in bringing the Celtic, Viking, and Folk Metal bands all together for our entertainment. They worked well in bringing us groups that would not have truly be able to do touring in this part of the world if they had come alone and as result gave the Metal legions some rousing experiences. Tonight’s agenda would present the fans with the “Heathen Fest” and I had hoped that this would be as entertaining as those other events had been over the past year and a half. The great thing was that it would compile some of the bands seen on those other tours and add to the mix a couple of new ones for good measure. Headlining the show would be Eluveitie who I had not seen since the first Pagan Fest in 2008. They returned as a headliner later in the year but were doing so on the same night as Amorphis had happened to be playing and since their span of time between visits had been so lengthy I decided that I would have to pass on the Folk Metal rockers that time. Lucky for all who happened to go to Amorphis, Eluveitie would not wait for a couple of years to come and visit us again. Direct support would come from Belphegor and kicking off the show would be Kivimetsan Druidi, Vreid and Alestorm. From beginning to end this all seemed interesting so we got inside nice and early to be sure to absorb all the bands in full. Here is what happened if you by any chance missed out.
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