Now tell me that this doesn’t sound really damn cool as an event……
Yep. Tossing their hat into the mix of regional festival events comes those fine folks at LivingSocial who will be offering up their Backyard Festival for 2013 which will bring a headlining Aerosmith to the stage along with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and a band that is new to my musical mind the Yeahsayers. The event will take place on July 13th at Randall’s Island (this is the same place that will host the Governor’s Ball in early June in case you didn’t know). The event will take place on July 13th and also feature craft beers, wine and a BBQ for the ticket price along with the great music. This is something that really appeals to me on all counts since its rather different from the usual stuff where you just buy a ticket for the show. Add to this the kick ass music of Aerosmith and Joan Jett and this sounds like a winning combination.
I’ll be trying to get the proper credentials to not only attend the event but also come back with some photos for you to enjoy after its all said and done. If I secure any of that you will be the first to know and if we do not, well, at least Stryper is playing B.B. King Blues Club that same night.
I’ve known about this event for a couple of months already but never took a moment to make sure that it was on our readers radar. With our having covered the last few years of the NY Comic Con, I wondered how many fans were thinking about hitting this event. Take a look at a great way to spend your Summer on June 28th, 29th, and 30th…..
This has been an incredibly shocking last seven days in the world of Metal and Hard Rock. First we lost the great Jeff Hanneman to liver failure not even a week ago. Then HIM’s Ville Valo falls severely ill and cancels their brief but sold out tour for their latest album. Now tonight the cell phone blows up with texts and questions about the latest news, which is that As I Lay Dying’s singer Tim Lambesis had been arrested in a murder for hire plot. If there was ever a need for a “Heavy Metal Holy S**t” posting it was this information. Read on.
There’s not really much else to say about this other than at this point in time, PiercingMetal.com has given away a grand total of six hundred sixty six tickets and since it’s always viewed as being a very Metal number in addition to a rather evil one, I thought it would be amusing to share that little tidbit with you readers. Longtime site fans probably already know that PiercingMetal has been holding concert ticket giveaways since around 2009, but it was not until the middle of 2011 that this stuff started to be a lot more often and find the benefits coming from numerous providers and promoters. In addition to this particular Metal milestone number, the recent Fear Factory contest was the 100th one that had been offered up to the Metal Legions.
Special thanks to all of our providers for their belief in the effectiveness of the PiercingMetal brand. I look forward to continuing this great association to support the Metal scene and its fans with greater zeal. Remember readers that these contests are exclusive to the Official Blog for PiercingMetal, but you might want to give a “like” to our Facebook and follow our Twitter so you are in the loop about the upcoming awesomeness as soon as it posts. I’ve set the site to share to those two social networks immediately and will be adding the Google+ and Tumblr to the mix for greater awareness.
Early in the day on Saturday I started seeing some tweets that the Friday evening performance by the Finnish Rockers HIM had been cancelled just before the band was going to take the stage based on the groups singer, the enigmatic Ville Vallo, having suffered a severe asthma attack and needing to be hospitalized. At the time there was no official word from their tour press so all hoped that this was merely a scare and the run of dates would get picked up for the Saturday appearance. From here I observed cancellations being listed on Ticketmaster while the bands Unofficial Street Team Twitter informed all that the full run of six dates had been cancelled. While this news started making the rounds on numerous other websites, the released details about what had happened have only just a moment ago come to light from their official press outlet. Now I could do my own post on this as I prefer to wait than speculate on anything and this is because as a writer I have been following and reporting on the band HIM since before there was even a PiercingMetal to begin with and you can see our views on them HERE. This will lead you to all coverage done about the band on the website.
HIM’s North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3rd at the House Of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM’s lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour. Continue reading H.I.M.’s North American “Tears On Tour” Is Cancelled→