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Paul Booth Shutters Current Location Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Paul Booth’s name is not only famous from the world of tattooing but also in the Metal music and art scene. The ongoing issues with the Coronavirus, have forced Booth to make a decision about his current space and below you will find his official statement on the matter and the future.

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The Statement:
Due to COVID-19 and the current economic struggle we are all facing, I have had to close down our current premises housing Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, Last Rites Gallery, and Booth Gallery. I am taking the next year to let the situation play out and plan to reopen in 2021 at a brand new location.

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Paul Booth from 2017 NY Empire State Tattoo Expo by KP

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Eluveitie Cancels North American Fall Tour

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The Metal World just received the news that the famed ProgPower USA Festival for 2020 had been cancelled (discussed HERE) and now, the holiday weekend ends with similar news from the Eluveitie Camp about their scheduled Fall tour. Read on down below for the bands statement as secured from their Facebook Page.

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The Statement:
Dear fellow metalheads, You all have probably already suspected it – and it is with a heavy and bleeding heart that we have to confirm your apprehension: Due to the current covid-19 pandemic we are now forced to cancel our upcoming North American tour.
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This Just In: ProgPower USA XXI Postponed due to COVID-19

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The Statement:
Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ProgPower USA XXI has been postponed. The festival will return to Center Stage in Atlanta, September 8-11, 2021. Refunds for all four days will be available for the next thirty (30) days. Tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates after that. Any refunded tickets will immediately be placed back on sale for the sold-out event.

ProgPower USA promoters have worked hard over the past several weeks to ensure there is minimal roster disruption next year. We are pleased to announce 19 of 21 bands across all four days have confirmed their participation in 2021. For further details regarding the serious financial implications of the postponement, roster change details, and the possible effect on the future of the festival, please view a video message from promoter, Glenn Harveston. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this trying time for everyone.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Part of me feels that 2020 is over because touring event cancellations are no longer new news based on the continuing issues surrounding mass assembly and the still in progress viral outbreak. I continue to post updates about these happenings being cancelled or postponed for the year because the readership needs to be kept in the know and especially if they need the hard-earned expended funds back during this time. I know that I am close to being cash-strapped myself because of this mess and hope that all of our friends out there are being smart and staying careful. I look forward to seeing everyone in healthier times and I extend a virtual high-five to you all and raise the horns in your direction while sporting a protective mask. See you next time. Good luck to all those involved with the PPUSA event. We really hope to attend one of these days.

Official Website: http://progpowerusa.com/

Sublime With Rome Announce Memorial Day Weekend Benefit Concert

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With the world as it is finding concerts and special events with crowds of people being an impossibility at the moment, a lot of groups are going virtual. Such is the case with the latest happenings from Sublime with Rome.

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The Press Release:
Ska-punk trio Sublime With Rome announces that they will be teaming up with MusiCares for a virtual BBQ and full band performance on Saturday, May 23rd at 3PM PDT. The event will stream live on nugs.tv and all profits will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Tickets to the live stream event are available for purchase HERE.
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Ministry Announces Rescheduled Dates For “The Industrial Strength” Tour In 2021

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The Press Release:
Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry will be rescheduling the July and August dates of the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added for Salt Lake City (on sale date TBA).
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