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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.

Now Playing: “Once Upon A Deadpool” in Limited Theaters (12/12/2018)

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Sure its a Wednesday but that is as good a day as any to showcase a film that will be a limited run like “Once Upon A Deadpool” which opens today in select theaters for a limited time. I’ve talked about this before and if you missed the trailer posted HERE and that discussion, know that its the PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2”. Let’s check out the holiday themed poster along with some casting and the premise that was stolen from the Official YouTube.

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About The Film:
To kick off the holiday season audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth’s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence.

“Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…”
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Breaking Benjamin Announces Spring Headlining Tour

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With the holiday closing in on us, the season seems to have opened up the floodgates on the 2019 tour packages to come. Here are the upcoming plans by Breaking Benjamin…

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The Press Release:
Multi-platinum rockers Breaking Benjamin have announced they’ll kick off 2019 with a North American headline arena tour next spring, starting on March 15th in Saginaw, MI. The tour will include support from Skillet, Asking Alexandria, Underoath, Fight the Fury, and Diamante on select dates. Artist Presale begins December 11th at 10 AM EST, unlocking with the password “EMBER2019”. VIP Presale and CITI Presale will begin on December 11th at 12 PM EST, and all local presales will begin on December 13th at 10 AM local time. Public on-sale will begin on December 14th at 10 AM local time for most dates. Full routing and details below. For more information, visit the website below.
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Papa Roach Announces “Who Do You Trust” Tour For 2019

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With the holiday closing in on us, the season seems to have opened up the floodgates on the 2019 tour packages to come. Here are the upcoming plans by Papa Roach…

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The Press Release:
Today alternative rock quartet Papa Roach announced their summer 2019 headlining run, the Who Do You Trust? Tour, with Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves. Produced by Live Nation, the 12-city tour will kick off July 27 in Dallas, TX and make stops across the U.S. in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago and more, before wrapping September 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Full routing below.
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Chicago Open Air Presents Massive Stadium Show For 2019

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The Press Release:
This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air Presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System Of A Down, Tool, The Prodigy and Ghost, plus more appearances from today’s biggest hard rock and metal artists. The event is co-produced by Live Nation and will take place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. Tickets for Chicago Open Air Presents go on sale Friday, December 14 at Noon CT at the link at the close of this announcement.

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Maria Brink, frontwoman of In This Moment, says, “I can’t even begin to express how excited we are to be playing Chicago Open Air Presents. We had such a blast last time! Tool, The Prodigy and System Of A Down, that’s insane and such a powerful lineup. We feel blessed to be a part of it all. These are some of our all time favorite bands, I can’t wait to see you all there with In This Moment.”

The daily band lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

Saturday, May 18: System Of A Down, Ghost, Meshuggah, Beartooth, Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein
Sunday, May 19: Tool, The Prodigy, Gojira, In This Moment, Fever 333, The Black Dahlia Murder, Alien Weaponry
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Netflix Presents “The Umbrella Academy” Official Teaser Trailer

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Music fans will know the name of Gerard Way as being a founding member of My Chemical Romance but many might not realize that he has also created an interesting comic book series called “The Umbrella Academy” and now like many other comic book properties is making its way to the small screen with a live action series on the Netflix streaming service. Let’s take a look at the teaser trailer that was only recently released.

The Premise: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
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