For the past few months, the legendary Sick Of It All have been celebrating their 30th Anniversary with rousing shows across the nation. Now as the end of the anniversary draws near – the band has released the details that the final three shows of the run will be listed as the “Triboro Tour” and find the group performing in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Check out the poster and the links.
The last 3 shows of our 30th Anniversary Tour!! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am EST, at @rocksoffnyc via the following links:
Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY – http://www.rocksoff.com/shows/5652
The Bowery Electric, New York, NY – http://www.rocksoff.com/shows/5655
Blackthorn 51, Queens, NY – http://www.rocksoff.com/shows/5654
PiercingMetal Thoughts: A few months ago I caught SOIA at Webster Hall and it was like witnessing a hurricane in an enclosed place. Now Webster Hall is on the large size so the swirling bodies and almost consistent stage divers worked out well for the space but with these smaller more intimate rooms its going to be mind-blowing and every fan for themselves. Considering that all of these three venues are smaller in scale the tickets are going to go super fast so don’t delay or wait for someone else to get the tickets for you. If you want in, I suggest you hit the links ASAP. So what do you readers think of these closing dates? I think its pretty cool as we’ve been finding a lot of bands hitting smaller rooms for special things and that is just fantastic to me. The comments await your thoughts. Until next time.
Official Website: http://www.sickofitall.com
Spring might be slowly creeping up on us and that means some of the summer tours are being announced such as this one. A celebration of NYHC and the band Sick Of It All who are lacing up the boots to deliver a throttling performance as a part of their 30th Anniversary. Check out the tour posters and press copy that I received along with the dates and we can discuss a little deeper at the close.
The Press Release:
New York based hardcore outfit SICK OF IT ALL are proud to announce a series of headlining dates in the U.S. celebrating 30 years together as a band. The group will play eight shows throughout the West Coast to start off April, followed by a few dates on the East Coast in early July. They will be joined by Bl’ast and Old Firm Casuals on the West Coast trek, and Street Dogs, King Ly Chee, and Manipulate for the East Coast shows.
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PiercingMetal.com went Hardcore Punk for a night as the mighty Sick Of It All headlined over at The Highline Ballroom. They would bring with them Wisdom In Chains, Bloodclot, The Unseen and Death Before Dishonor and while I love a good show, my purpose for being there primarily was to take photos for Metal Edge magazine. There was a writer from the magazine on assignment somewhere among the crowd & I knew that in the end I would report about it just the same since keeping readers amused is why we do this. To learn more and see a lot more photos than the magazine used just scroll past the logo below.
Artist: Sick Of It All
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Wisdom In Chains, Death Before Dishonor, Bloodclot, Unseen
Label: Abacus Records
If you ever are thinking that you are running out of things to do with your time and are an open minded fan of heavy music perhaps you should look into one of the many Hardcore shows that seem to be happening in the Big Apple. Tonight I would get my own chance to dig into the genre more than I normally would as the legendary Sick Of It All performed at The Highline Ballroom down on West 16th Street and suffice it to say this would be one blowout of an event. As I approached the venue I saw a line unlike any I had ever seen at this same venue and while other shows here have sold out, I just was not in attendance for them. It was great to see this kind of turnout and the fans that got their tickets early were in for a treat as there would be four other bands to enjoy as well. Scheduled to appear on the bill was Wisdom In Chains, Death Before Dishonor, Bloodclot and The Unseen. I had to admit that I was really going into this one blind having been much more of the Metal head than anything resembling a Hardcore Punk fan. Wisdom In Chains would come up first and the show would start rather early based on five bands hitting the stage tonight. Here is how it went down.
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