Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

Tour and Festival announcements. Also featured are the themed musical cruise excursions that our demographic rally behind.

Hellfest Open Air Announces 2022 Dates and Lineup

hellfest open air festival logo

Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

festival posters, promotional posters, hellfest open air festival
Continue reading Hellfest Open Air Announces 2022 Dates and Lineup

Coheed and Cambria and The Used Announce Co-Headlining Tour

band logos, coheed and cambria, coheed and cambria logo

WHO: Coheed and Cambria & The Used with special guests Meet Me @ The Altar, with carolesdaughter on select dates
WHAT: 2021 Tour – Produced by Live Nation, the 18-city co-headlining tour kicks off on August 27th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, CA making stops across the U.S. in Phoenix, Austin, St. Louis, Cincinnati and more before wrapping up in Jacksonville, FL at Daily’s Place on September 24th.

tour posters, promotional posters, coheed and cambria, the used, coheed and cambria tour posters, the used tour posters
Continue reading Coheed and Cambria and The Used Announce Co-Headlining Tour

KISS Announces Rescheduled and New “End Of The Road” Tour Dates

band logos, kiss logo, kiss

The Press Release:
Rock n roll legends KISS announced today they will be headed back out on the road for the last leg of their final tour, the END OF THE ROAD TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will continue to wow audiences in 2021 with rescheduled shows and new additional concert dates listed below. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.


Continue reading KISS Announces Rescheduled and New “End Of The Road” Tour Dates

Wacken Open Air Festival Announces First Bands For 2022

wacken open air festival, wacken open air festival 2022

The Press Release:
After the festival has been postponed (discussed HERE), we are now looking forward to Wacken Open Air 2022: We can already unveil the first bands for W:O:A today, which will take place from August 4th to 6th, 2022. There are also first announcements for Wacken Wednesday on August 3rd, 2022!

festival posters, promotional posters, wacken open air festival

Jan Quiel from the booking team explains: “We want to move as much of the planned program into next year as possible and we are currently having highly positive discussions on it. Some bands already do have other plans for 2022, so we are more than happy to have great interest from new bands to join the line-up.”
Continue reading Wacken Open Air Festival Announces First Bands For 2022

Guns ‘N Roses Announce Rescheduled Tour Dates w Mammoth WVH Supporting

guns n roses logo

WHO: Guns N’ Roses with special guest Mammoth WVH

WHAT: Produced by Live Nation, iconic rock legends Guns N’ Roses announce the return of their tour with rescheduled dates and FOURTEEN additional new shows at stadiums & arenas across the U.S this summer and fall.

tour posters, guns n roses, guns n roses tour posters

The massive touring production will kick off on July 31st at the Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA with stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and more before wrapping up with two shows in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live Arena on October 2nd & 3rd.

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH will make their touring debut on the GNR trek, and will perform songs from their self-titled LP (due 6/11) including single “Distance” which has peaked at #1 on six Billboard charts.

TICKETS:
NEW DATES – Tickets for new dates are on sale beginning Friday, June 4th at 12pm local time at GunsNRoses.com.
RESCHEDULED DATES – Tickets for the rescheduled dates below are on sale now at GunsNRoses.com.

GUNS N’ ROSES 2021 TOUR DATES:
*New Tour Dates
^ Festival Date/Mammoth WVH Not Performing

Sat Jul 31 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium*
Tue Aug 03 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Thu Aug 05 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sun Aug 08 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Wed Aug 11 – Fargo, ND – FargoDome
Fri Aug 13 – Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Mon Aug 16 – Commerce City, CO – DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
Thu Aug 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
Sun Aug 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Center*
Wed Aug 25 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose*
Fri Aug 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venue to be announced*
Mon Aug 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena*
Wed Sep 01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center*
Sat Sep 04 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley^
Wed Sep 08 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
Sat Sep 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
Sun Sep 12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*
Thu Sep 16 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Sat Sep 18 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater | Summerfest
Tue Sep 21 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center*
Thu Sep 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center*
Sun Sep 26 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena*
Wed Sep 29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena*
Sat Oct 02 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena*
Sun Oct 03 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena*

*** end of transmission ***

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve got to admit that its nice to be seeing the touring updates once again and one can only hope that nothing suddenly goes South and finds wave after wave of cancellations being announced again. So believe it or not I’ve never seen GNR in concert before and that even surprises me since I was listening to them way before most of my friends were. It never seemed to be in the cards back in the heyday and now its just a wee pricey an adventure to undertake but let’s see if I can finally cross them off my bucket list with this go round. I’d love to see the MetLife Stadium show since the only other “close” date would be in Atlantic City and well, that’s a bit of a hike for me from our beautiful Brooklyn HQ. I am also very psyched to see Mammoth WVH as big things seem to be happening for the only son of the late, great Edward Van Halen. Okay, that’s all I have about this one so you kind readers can chime in down below and let me know what you think. Judging by the emails flowing into the queue this morning, I will be saying “see you next time” quite a bit today ;p – Stay tuned for more.

Official Websites:
GNR: http://www.gunsnroses.com
Mammoth WVH: http://www.mammothwvh.com