Win A Ticket To King’s X @ Stage 48 On 8/8/2014

Poster - Kings X at Stage 48 - 2014

The Details: King’s X are road warriors and one of the best sounding bands that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing in concert and I have to say that they have not disappointed their fans yet in terms of great gigs and solid recordings. Those of you who have similar experiences are likely nodding your heads along to the statement and yet despite this there are far too many people that have not a single idea about what this band holds in their musical grasp. 2014 finds them still pushing forward with the musical charge, and very recently the band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their much lauded release “Gretchen Goes To Nebraska” (click the text for our toast to this musical milestone). That said, I am once again super excited to say that thanks to the folks from CEG Presents, some lucky PiercingMetal fans will be hitting the show for free when they hit the beautiful Stage 48 club. Read more on how you get in on this.

When and Where: Friday , August 8th at Stage 48 (650 West 48th Street).

To Participate: Since King’s X is such a rock solid band with so many amazing tunes, I want to know just how important they are to you as a fan of Hard Rock and Melodic Rock music by letting me know your own personal three favorite albums by the band and why they are such. With the band recently celebrating “Gretchen” I figured that this should be the premise for this contest that worked best. I like making you think but if you have never seen them before, make that clear and give me three good reasons why you are interested in this show. Remember to put your full real name and a working email address into the comment form (but NOT the comment itself) so we can reach you for the list purposes. It also never hurts to subscribe to the comments for the duration of the contest. I will be replying to winners directly to let them know that they won so please pay attention and only enter once (edits will not be approved). Bring it on.

Restrictions: While all PiercingMetal.com contests are open to our regional site readers, we do look at new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. Of course we still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering. At present we have a lot of contests running but you just might be lucky based on the overall response. Please note that “Anonymous” or “Guest” submissions while approved are not eligible to win.

IMPORTANT: (8/5/14) This contest has been closed and winners notified.

Official Links:
King’s X: http://www.kingsxrocks.com
Stage 48: http://www.stage48.com

Do you have any King’s X in your collection? I hope that you just answered “yes” but if you didn’t, here are a whole bunch of necessary albums from the King’s X catalog.

25 thoughts on “Win A Ticket To King’s X @ Stage 48 On 8/8/2014”

  1. 1. Gretchen Goes to Nebraska: First recording I heard after seeing their concert.

    2. XV : Haven’t heard it but I like the songs.

    3. Live Love London: I have not heard it, but I am looking forward to, because they kick ass live!

    1. Hails Anna, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  2. My 3 favorite King’s X albums are:
    1) Dogman — when I want to get someone into King’s X who’s not familiar with them, all I have to do is let them hear Dogman! The title track pulls ’em in, and the rest of the album keeps ’em! It’s their heaviest album by far, but still has awesome songs & production… it’s one of my Desert Island Discs for sure!
    2) King’s X (self-titled) — when I was on tour with Planet Hate in the 90’s, I was always on the lookout for new tunes to fight the boredom of long hours in the van. I scored King’s X on cassette (!) at a truck stop. It was only the 2nd album I’d heard by them, and wound up being one of my favorite driving tapes of all time!
    3) sorry but it’s a 4-way tie — Ear Candy, Tape Head, Please Come Home Mr. Bulbous & Manic Moonlight! The songs, the songs, the songs — AMAZING songs! On any of their albums you can hear the awesome vocals & playing, incredible harmonies and their sweet blend of prog, soul, metal & groove… but I just love the songs on those 4, they really stay with you throughout your day.

    1. Hails David, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  3. [ Very difficult to choose just 3 as the whole King’s X catalog is top-notch ]

    Dogman : this shift into heaviness was very welcome – just when I thought they were awesome enough, King’s X show that they can swing like heavyweights in the ring without losing their excellent melodic touch. The song “Dogman” still hits me pretty hard 20 years later, testament to the song’s staying power. “Complain” is another standout, still love that one even if the references in the lyrics are now dated.

    Tape Head : this had the heaviness but also the tight brevity of tunes that kept things simple (like the Ramones). Very solid stuff and welcome again as this was their first release after parting ways with Atlantic Records. Losing the support of a major label can be a real difficult change for some bands and some fail to hack it without the backup that a big label can render. Fortunately King’s X showed that they were prepared to keep rolling and the quality of the songwriting remained high-level.

    Ear Candy : their final recording for Atlantic Records and it should’ve sold big if the label had committed to support it properly. “Looking for Love,” “Mississippi Moon,” “The Train,” and the rest – an album that’s packed! I remember being fooled by the band photo on the back. I recognized Jerry & Doug with their new short crops but I didn’t recognize Ty so I feared that he had left the band and been replaced! Was very relieved to find out I was mistaken….

    1. Hails Matthew, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  4. I’ve been listening to King’s X ever since “Out of the Silent Planet” was released. My best friend worked at a record store when we were in college and brought that first album back to school after winter break, I even think it was on vinyl! Well we played it over and over, listening to every note learning every sound that poured through that album. We’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve seen them about 3-4 times live and every show has been amazing. The crowd knows every word, every break every moment from those songs. The power of Dug, the groove of Jerry and the majesty of Ty, their vocal harmonies are some of the best ever put to tape. I could go on and on about this band. They are on my desert island list for sure, I would take those first three albums anywhere and put them in the highest rank of my all time favorite albums.
    1-Out of the Silent Planet number one, what turned me on to them what got me hooked and I always go back to when I need to remind my self of what great music sounds like.

    2-Gretchen Goes to Nebraska, what you’ve never heard of it? I would say to people whe ranting about how good this album was/is. “Pleiades” ’nuff said.

    3-Faith Hope Love, the three attributes that I can say mean a lot to fans of King’s X. Faith in the power of music, Hope that there is something beyond what we know and Love, what makes the world go round and music to pour from these three guys.

    In short King’s X is amazing.

    1. Hails Justin, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  5. 1. Faith Hope Love – I connected with this album immediately, it woke something in my soul. And hey, check out my email address.

    2. Dogman – That crushing groove.

    3. Bulbous – The tunings are beyond dropped yet this album is still hauntingly melodic.

    1. Hails Jeff, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  6. Hey there My favorite albums are:

    Faith Hope Love… the first album I heard by them, I was blown away by the guitar sound, the vocal harmonies, and the sonic bombardment. Still a favorite album. What I like best is the honesty of the song writing.

    Dogman .. I was anticipating them selling out or something but getting rid of vocal harmonies and going grunge. Turnss out that all the elements, including the vocal the harmonies as well as some of the best guitar solos I’ve ever heard, help give this awesome collection of songs a big boost. Fantastic record

    Grethchen Goes To Nebraska.. Wow. Thoughtful and ambitious, this album takes of hold of your senses and doesn’t let go. Free of gimmicks, this album is completely original.

    1. Hails Nicholas, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  7. 1. Gretchen Goes To Nebraska. My best friend in 9th grade got me into this band, and now I’m 40 and it’s still one of my all time favorite records. There’s not a single bad track on it. As a musician, it was a life changing album both in molding my style, and also my tone.

    2. Dogman. F’n HEAVY, maybe even angry. This record took no prisoners, and gave most of the metal bands a run for their money.

    3. Faith, Hope, Love. – Versatile, emotional, heart felt, and the best harmonies I’ve ever heard since The Beatles.

    Special mention, I kinda sorta share a last name with Dug…..no relation. hehe

    1. Hails Leigh, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  8. I discovered them from my native France with DOGMAN back in 1994, which to this day is still my top favourite album, that I never get tired of listening to. I just fell in love with their sound while at the time my English was poor I missed out on a lot of the lyrics.
    Quickly after I started listening to the previous albums (you could only order tapes back then in France, no LP available in stores) and the one that stood out so much for me was GRETCHEN. I even had my 2 year old niece dancing on it. Still so many songs from that album that I enjoy listening to now. So uplifting.
    Eversince I moved to the US, I tried to go to every show possible. These guys are just so nice, humble, fun, so enjoying their craft. It’s always such a great experience. I will probably make MANIC MOONLIGHT my 3rd favourite album because it marked my 1st time seeing them live in New York.
    Despite some health scare, I am glad they are still performing together and rocking the world with their musique.

    1. Hails Veronique, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  9. “Goldilox” was my personal anthem when graduating from high school. The band was so far out on the edge from the “80’s” bands that were popular at the time and made me feel alive. “Out of the Silent Planet” was all I played in my Firebird that summer. Nothing like listening to a hard band with a little progressive rock influence, cruising on the Ocean parkway. When I was feeling low, they made me feel welcomed to an exclusive club.

    By the second semester in college, I met some dudes who were also into the MOST underrated band and “Gretchen” couldn’t have come a better time. The band helped bond friendships that has lasted decades. “Decades!”

    “Faith, Love, Hope” only rounded out my college years. I met my current wife the year it came out and when Dug sang “I’ll never get tired of you” I looked my girlfriend and really believed it.

  10. Hails Paul, congratulations you have won a ticket to see King’s X at Stage 48 this Friday. Please stay tuned to the comments for one from me that closes the contest and informs you of all the details needed to claim it at the show.

  11. 1. Dogman. Heavy, heavy, heavy. This is one of the best mixed albums I’ve ever heard. The songs are fantastic, and I don’t know how they didn’t break through to the top with this one.

    2. Gretchen Goes To Nebraska. There’s great album, and then there’s statements. This is one great statement.

    3. XV. The rock is there, and the soul is there. So many winners on this one. It sounds like they had a ton of fun on this album. Almost has the same spirit as Gretchen.

  12. Alright Friends, that was a great response to the contest and since I have run out of tickets to give away I am going to close this one up and say once again congratulations to our winners who were all notified directly below their submission by me. Here is how you claim your ticket on the night of the show. Once you enter the venue, go upstairs to the box office and ask for the venue house list. Your name will be listed there and might also have a PiercingMetal contest reference. Please bring ID so they can check you off and let you in and should you encounter any issues, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in cooperation with the Promoters at CEG Presents.

    Check the venue site for stage times and be aware there are a couple of openers but this place runs on time. Since I am not attending I count on your views of the show, thanks for entering and thanks for supporting PiercingMetal.com

  13. 1.Greychen Goes To Nebraska. It has Over My Head on it which is possibly the best example of a 17 hit hemiola ever.

    2. Dogman. The song Dogman has this Beatle-esque bridge that is a great breather between the super-extra-chunky drop chords. And the song is unhurried despite having this very syncopated riff.

    3. Ear Candy. The opener “The Train” has this wailing guitar lead that bleeds across into the next section. Just love how again no hurry to get back to the rhythm. Had this song as a ring tone on my phone at one point. Love the way the drums sound.

    I first saw King’s X in the 80s opening for Cheap Trick at where I went to college in a tiny town in NM. I’ve been a fan ever since.

  14. I Love this band, and would appreciate the opportunity to see them live again, so here I go:
    1) Gretchen Goes to Nebraska- First King’s X album I heard, powerful, majestic and mysterious. Goosebumps galore!
    2) Dogman- Heavy, angry and disillusioned, the creamy guitar solos are gorgeous in tone and phrasing, a powerhouse!
    3) Faith, Hope and Love- The band at the height of their power, poised to take over the world. Soaring melodies, powerful rhythms!
    One of my all time favorite rock bands- I’m very happy they are still taking their extraordinary passion and talent on the road again!

  15. 1:Out of the Silent Planet-Was the first song on this the first Album…yes I was hooked from the first chords of “In the New Age”
    2:King’s X-A long road trip to Toad’s Place in CT to see the band on this tour, hours in line with fans from around the world and a show like attending a church service. Everyone was singing louder than Doug when we were asked to. Heaven on Earth!
    3-Gretchen Goes to Nebraska-Well, everybody knows a little bit of something…and I would never be the same after this album. The first time I saw the band live was on this tour proving that all the studio work I had poured over was executed live with a groove that has made them a band that I have never missed a tour for a new recording since.

    I have always turned on many others to this band when I am asked who my favorites are. Someone usually says they have never heard of them. Almost always those people are at the next show in line and thanking me. Time to go to church!

  16. Out of the silent planet – first album, first emotions,first tears.

    Gretchen…- these amazing sounds let me fall in love.

    King’s x – first and the last love, my love fofever.

    PS. I know them for 20 years but now is a chance to see them live, They’ ve never been in my country but now I’m here. However see You on friday.

  17. 1. Dogman – I can’t get enough of the harmonies, it’s great music to dance around the house to, drive to, etc. It’s also the first album that I heard from the boys and why I fell in love with them…..hook, line and sinker!
    2. Gretchen goes to Nebraska – harmonies galore, not common chords, the groove, man, the groove.
    3. Faith Hope Love – these are the songs I relate to. When the guys write, I swear, they climb inside my head and write what I am dreaming about, what I am going through.
    No matter where we are, Sundays are ALWAYS the CHURCH OF KING’S X. Responsible for urging me into a better mood and encouraging tears when I can’t get it out or cry (then I feel better) or just lifting me up and rocking me in their arms. When I got to sit next to DuG on Congress during SXSW last year and tell him face to face, with no interruption or distraction, how much their music means to me and how much a I adore his heartfelt vocals that come all the way up from his toes, it was magical. Anytime I have met them after, during or before the show, they were most gracious. True artists, superior musicians and kind souls.” It’s love that holds it all together, I just had to let you know”. Peace, love and puka shells!

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