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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Slipknot Announces “Knotfest At Sea” Inaugural Cruise For 2020

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The Heavy Metal Cruise excursions seem to be getting more and more exciting as we’ve found a Monsters Of Rock Cruise, A KISS Kruize, A MEGA-Cruise and of course the infamous 70K Tons Of Metal Cruise dominating the high seas for a few years……until now. You see my sea faring fiends, the chaotic hurricane of a band that is called Slipknot have just revealed the first scoop about what they are calling “Knotfest at Sea”. Take a look at the press release and visuals and I will return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Friday November 15th 2019: Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, Slipknot, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10th 2020 returning on August 14th. Knotfest At Sea will be headlined by Slipknot who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full line-up and on board experiences still to be announced. For more info, head to KnotfestAtSea.com.
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Marvel Says “One Will Unite Them” in “Incoming” Trailer

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The Press Release:
The most monumental story of 2020 kicks off here! Building on 2019’s incredible epics including House of X, Absolute Carnage, War of the Realms and more, Incoming sets the stage for the next major Marvel crossover. So get ready for action and intrigue in this all-new trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

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“Incoming” #1

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Ozzy To Be Joined By Marilyn Manson On Rescheduled North American Dates

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The Press Release:
When OZZY OSBOURNE relaunches his “NO MORE TOURS 2” in 2020, he’ll be joined by special guest Marilyn Manson for the North American shows.

These dates are OZZY’s first shows since he announced earlier this year that all his 2019 performances would be postponed allowing him to heal from an injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home and trapped his spine aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery.

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Ozzy Osbourne w Black Sabbath (2016) by KP

The “NO MORE TOURS 2” kicks off May 27 in Atlanta and concludes July 31 in Las Vegas. Next up, OSBOURNE will head overseas in October for the rescheduled European dates; Judas Priest will remain as support on the tour as part of their “JP/50 Heavy Metal Years” anniversary tour.
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KISS Announces “The End Of The Road” Tour Ending 7/21/2021

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During the recent KISS Kruize, “The Hottest Band In The World” KISS announced the date of their final show ever to the fans who were on the high seas with them. Since no additional information or a press release was available at the time, I waited until now for more scoop to share with the masses and here we go. The End Is Night…..in a little under two years. Read on.

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The Press Release:
Rock n roll legends KISS have announced today the last legs of their final tour, the END OF THE ROAD TOUR. The initial tour announcement was met with huge fan demand for added shows, but the END OF ROAD TOUR will officially come to a close on July 21, 2021 at a NY location yet to be named. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will continue to wow audiences in 2020 with additional concert dates listed below. KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.

KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available Tuesday, November 19 at 10am local time through 10pm local time at kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10am local time until Thursday, November 21 at 10pm local time. Visit www.kissonline.com for more information. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 22 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

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KISS Cancels Australian Tour Due To Illness

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Over the last few days we’ve had a whole lot of tours announced such as Ozzy Osbourne, Alter Bridge, Dance Gavin Dance, UFO, Tool and the Black Crowes. Instead of linking you to each of them directly, I’m going to recommend that you just open up the full Tours and Festivals Category since it will keep you reading for quite a bit of time. Sadly, among the announcements come the occasional cancellation and this was found with the legendary KISS who had to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. Read on down below for the Official Statement and the affected shows.

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The Press Release:
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans. Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.

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