Skillet + Sevendust Announce Co-Headline Victorious War Summer 2019 Tour

Tuesday isn’t slowing down and has offered up some great announcements as well. One of them is this co-headlining tour detail by the band Skillet and Sevendust. Some of you readers might recall the news about the Skillet comic book “Eden” which was discussed HERE. Let’s take a look at the full release down below.

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The Press Release:
SKILLET and SEVENDUST will embark on the co-headline Victorious War Tour in August and September. Pop Evil will support, while Devour the Day will open the shows. The tour kicks off on August 11 in Memphis. All dates are below and tickets go on sale on Friday, April 26 at 10am local time.

Both Skillet and Sevendust will be offering presale VIP tickets with meet & greets to their respective fan clubs. Presale tickets are available here.
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Jinjer Announce North American Headline Tour

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If you’ve been following the Metal news of the recent times, you’ve probably heard the name JINJER by now because it seems that everywhere the band lands, they leave the audience breathless and craving for more. Recently, these Ukrainian sensations have announced their North American headlining tour where they will be joined by The Browning. Let’s take a look at the press release below.

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The Press Release:
One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut Jinjer are pleased to announce a Fall Headline tour of North America. Support on the tour will come from The Browning. The tour starts September 7th in St. Louis. MO and runs through November 2nd in Portland, OR. Find a complete list of dates below. Before they return stateside Jinjer will lay waste To Turkey, South Africa and all over Europe! Tickets go on sale for venue pre-sales today and tomorrow. Tickets for the general public will be available starting this Friday April 24th!

“Our dear North American Brothers and Sisters, it has been a bit more than a year since we first came to play for you in April 2018. Since that we had two more runs across the US and Canada and we literally fell in love with your countries. In the past we couldn’t even imagine how supportive and dedicated you are! Now the time has come to come back and show you what Jinjer is at a bigger scale and finally play for you with full force as a headliner of a night! Because you deserve more – more new songs, more old songs, more Jinjer,” says the band.
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Wacken Open Air Announces “53” New Bands On Easter

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While some are celebrating the Easter holiday there are others who are doing Passover and beyond that there are folks that are just planning this as a regular Sunday without any social demands on their time. Whatever the case may be this doesn’t stop the progress of Heavy Metal announcements such as this awesome one from the organizers of the famous Wacken Open Air Festival. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Wacken Open Air is keeping the Easter bunny busy by putting a wide range of musical eggs into the baskets of their fans. The largest metal festival on this planet has announced 53 new bands for its 30th anniversary edition. Among established acts like British Heavy Metal heroes SAXON, Swedish death metal pioneers UNLEASHED, Norway’s KVELERTAK, this run includes many bands that will find particular favour with Germany’s prolific “Medieval rock and metal” scene such as FIDDLER’S GREEN, CORVUS CORAX family-friendly project “Der Fluch des Drachen” (“The Curse of the Dragon”), and COPPELIUS among others.

The promoters of the Wacken Open comment: “We are particularly proud that this round of Easter eggs contains many newcomers and young hopefuls”, says Holger Hübner. “We have always seen the importance of aiding young talents on their way to the top of the metal scene. As we are offering a wide range of acts from folk rock to death metal in this announcement, we hope that everyone finds some great ‘eggs’ to their liking.”
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Z2 Comics Announces “Grateful Dead Origins” Graphic Novel For 2020

I’ve shared the plots and the plans from the headquarters of those folks behind Z2 Comics when they announced “The Ghost Of Ohio” (based on an Andy Black from Black Veil Brides story) and when the band Skillet was lining out the upcoming “Eden” Graphic Novel. Now its time for the legendary Grateful Dead to get their story told on the illustrated page. Read on down below to the full press release about “Grateful Dead Origins”.

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The Press Release:
With the recent success of partnerships with BabyMetal, Andy Black and Skillet, Z2 Comics continues to solidify their place as the premier creator of music-affiliated graphic novels. The company has entered in to their largest partnership to date creating a graphic novel for the iconic Grateful Dead. “Grateful Dead Origins” takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jamband culture is depicted in the original story written by Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver. The graphic novel will be scheduled for release in early 2020.

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“Grateful Dead Origins” will be available in a standard edition and a limited run collectors deluxe edition. The standard edition will come in a softcover version that will feature an exclusive download of Grateful Dead music from their early years to serve as a companion to the graphic novel. The limited run collector’s deluxe edition will come in a hardcover, oversized, individually-numbered coffee table edition featuring prints and autographed by the comic creators. It will also come with a selection of unreleased Grateful Dead music from the era on vinyl. The deluxe edition will be available for pre-order at www.z2comics.com/shop/grateful-dead. Pre-orders are now available for all configurations of “Grateful Dead Origins”.
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Stitched Up Heart Announce Spring Tour Dates w Kaleido

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As a frequent live concert goer, I’ve always indulged in the practice of arriving early enough to see the support acts. Over the years this has found me chatting up a bounty of talented people and many of these acts are now headliners in their own right. One of the bands are the folks over at Stitched Up Heart and they’ve recently revealed some tour dates for the Spring, and on select dates another band we’re fond of here at the Metal Media Command HQ is Kaleido. Check the poster and dates out below – I’ve only noted the ones Kaleido will be on since the rest are easily seen in the poster.

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Stitched Up Heart Says: “We are excited to announce we will be playing some dates with our friends Kaleido ! Come hang out! <3" Kaleido Says: "Excited to announce that we will be joining our friends Stitched Up Heart on some dates next month! Can't wait to see you guys!! <3"
The Tour Dates:
5/13 – New Bedford, MA The Vault Music Hall & Pub at Greasy Luck
5/14 – Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
5/16 – Westland, MI The Token Lounge
5/17 – Belvidere, IL The Apollo Theatre AC
5/18 – Ringle, WI The Q & Z Expo Center
5/20 – Joliet, IL The Forge

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m an advocate for arriving early and getting my money’s worth at a show and yes this still applies when I am using my assorted media passes because you just never know what you will see up there on the stage until you see it. Bands like Stitched Up Heart and Kaleido are also all about their fans and the support that you give them and can be found easily around the clubs they are playing or at their merch table doing signings and selfies and with so many of the giants charging an arm and a leg nowadays for the simplest of things I feel that some free stuff is a cool opportunity to take advantage of. I’ll be checking my schedule for the regionally close appearance since I’d like to check this one out as well and for those who are new to these names, just click on the Amazon.com codes for their two most recent singles. Hey, if you don’t like them after you purchase them we’ll even refund you the money from the Swiss Bank account of the PiercingMetal Media High Command HQ (fine print, no refunds will be honored as both tracks together are less than the smallest cup of Starbucks coffee). Those of you who have supported the bands should chime in and help their cause. We are all in this together after all. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Stitched Up Heart: http://www.stitchedupheart.org/
Kaleido: https://www.kaleidoband.com/

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