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Dance Gavin Dance Announce Spring 2020 Headline Tour

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Though this past Monday was a US holiday, it was not as much a day to day to relax if you were helping to keep the masses aware of that which they should know. Over the course of a matter of hours we found tours being announced by Ozzy Osbourne, Alter Bridge, The Black Crowes, Tool, UFO and In This Moment….whew. Now with Tuesday shaking the chill off itself (since NYC is brrrr cold today), we get the latest scoop from Dance Gavin Dance who have revealed a Spring tour for 2020.

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The Press Release:
Genre defining post hardcore five-piece, Dance Gavin Dance have announced a huge North American headline run with special guests Animals As Leaders, Veil Of Maya and Royal Coda with one more band to be announced. The Spring 2020 Tour will kick off on March 12th in Los Angeles at The Palladium and will hit 30 other stops across North America before it culminates at the second annual Swnafest event, headlined and curated by Dance Gavin Dance, on April 25th in Sacramento, CA. VIP packages for The Spring 2020 tour are available now. Tickets go on general sale on Friday November 15th at 10am local time both from

VIP Packages available now. Tickets go on-sale 10am local on Friday November 15th.

The Tour Dates:
03/12/20: Los Angeles, CA, @ The Palladium
03/13/20: Las Vegas, NV, @ Brooklyn Bowl
03/14/20: Phoenix, AZ, @ The Marquee
03/16/20: Alburburque, NM, @ El Rey Theatre
03/18/20: San Antonio, TX, @ Vibes Event Center
03/19/20: Dallas, TX, @ Bomb Factory
03/20/20: Houston, TX, @ Warehouse Live
03/23/20: Oklahoma City, OK, @ The Criterion
03/24/20: Nashville, TN, @ Marathon Music Works
03/26/20: Miami, FL, Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason Theater
03/27/20: Tampa, FL, @ Jannus Live
03/29/20: Atlanta, GA, @ Masquerade
03/31/20: Norfolk, VA, @ The Norva
04/2/20: Silver Spring, MD, @ The Fillmore
04/3/20: Philadelphia, PA, @ Franklin Music Hall
04/4/20: Boston, MA, @ House of Blues
04/5/20: New York City, NY, @ Hammerstein Ballroom
04/7/20: Toronto, ON, @ Rebel
04/8/20: Pittsburgh, PA, @ Stage AE
04/9/20: Indianapolis, IN, @ The Egyptian Room
04/10/20: Chicago, IL, @ Aragon Ballroom
04/11/20: St Louis, MO, @ The Pageant
04/13/20: Detroit, MI, @ Masonic Temple Theatre
04/14/20: Milwaukee, WI, @ Pabst Theater
04/15/20: Minneapolis, MN, @ The Fillmore
04/17/20: Kansas City, MO , @ Arvest Bank Theatre
04/18/20: Denver, CO, @ The Mission Ballroom
04/20/20: Salt Lake City, UT, @ The Union Event Center
04/22/20: Seattle, WA, @ Showbox SODO
04/23/20: Portland, OR, @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04/25/20: Sacramento, CA, @ Swanfest, Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo

Dance Gavin Dance have played live to over a quarter of a million fans over the past 12 months alone. They have amassed over a billion streams across DSPs and 54.2 million views on YouTube. Their most recent album, ‘Artificial Selection’, debuted at #1 on the Independent Albums, Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums, and Vinyl Albums charts; #2 Top Rock Albums; #7 on both Top Album Sales and Digital Album Sales, and #15 on the Billboard 200. They released stand alone track ‘Blood Wolf’ with an accompanying music video (below) last month and have just finished recording for their 10th studio album which is slated for release next year.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This should be an interesting tour and oddly enough I’ve never managed to see DGD in concert before. I’ve caught Animals As Leaders and Veil Of Maya a number of times so if I make it out to this one, I will be getting a long overdue education in their brand of sonics. That’s all I have to say about this one so I will close up and ask what you readers think about the whole thing. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.

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In This Moment Announce “The In Between” Headlining Tour For 2020

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To say that this has been one of the busiest Monday’s in my music reporting memory would be an understatement. So far we’ve had tour announcements about The Black Crowes, Ozzy Osbourne and Alter Bridge along with an announcement about the upcoming Anime NYC. Now it’s time to see what’s happening with the In This Moment camp. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
In This Moment have announced their first tour plans for 2020. The band will hit the road this spring on a headline tour, dubbed “The In Between Tour.” Support will come from Black Veil Brides, DED, and Raven Black. All dates are below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 15 at 10am local time.
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Brian Setzer Forced To Cancel “Christmas Rocks! Tour” On Doctor’s Orders

Though I’ve been sharing a lot of good news today in terms of tour announcements, its now come time to share some bad news as the upcoming Brian Setzer Orchestra tour has been cancelled. Read more down below.

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The Press Release:
Under doctor’s orders, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER has been forced to cancel his 16th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” by THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA due to a severe case of tinnitus.

The over 20-city annual and critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza by SETZER and 19-piece ORCHESTRA was his best-selling Christmas tour to date and set to start this week, running from November 15 in Minneapolis through December 21 in Los Angeles. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase (full itinerary below).

SETZER says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.

“It’s heartbreaking to disappoint my fans who have shared my Christmas seasons with me for over fifteen years,” says SETZER. “I’m truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused all of the amazing people who make my tour happen and to my unbelievably loyal and devoted fans. I hate to let you down and I hope you’ll understand.”

The cancellation of BSO’s 16th Annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour” affects the following cities:

The Cancelled Tour Dates:
11/15: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/16: Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
11/17: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
11/19: Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Center For The Arts
11/20: Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/21: Springfield, MA @ Symphony Hall
11/23: Lynchburg, VA @ Academy of Fine Arts – Historic Theatre
11/24: Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
11/26: Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
11/27: Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/29: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/30: Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/2: Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
12/3: Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/4: Augusta, GA @ Miller Theatre
12/6: Biloxi, MS @ Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
12/9: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/10: Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theatre
12/12: Ridgefield, WA @ Ilani Casino
12/13: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/14: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12/16: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
12/17: Stockton, CA @ Bob Hope Theatre
12/19: Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
12/20: Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
12/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having seen “The BSO” as I liked to call this when it came a calling a few times over the years, I am quite saddened by the news about his health and needing the cancel the tour. Obviously good health is much more important and we wish Mr. Setzer a speedy getting back to normal state. Maybe he can rework the cancellations into a “Summertime Christmas Show” or something. That would be wonderous for sure. That’s all I have for this notice and I am sorry that I needed to be the bearer of bad news. See you again soon.

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The Black Crowes Announce Intimate Gig @ Bowery Ballroom in NYC

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Earlier today, The Black Crowes announced their “Shake Your Money Maker” World Tour and if you’ve gotten a late start to the day just click HERE to see what its all about including the healthy amount of dates. Now it’s time to share the news about one of the bands more intimate gigs with their show at NYC’s own Bowery Ballroom. Take a look at the details about it below the awesome poster.

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Tool Extends North American Tour

Clearly 2019 has been a bountiful year for the band Tool who have not only released new music after a number of years but also have achieved some chart-topping status with the works. To keep up on the stuff we’ve been alerting you to (since there has been quite a bit of news), just click HERE to open a brand-new tab with the lot of it. Now we’re learning about an extension of the bands tour so read on.

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The Press Release:
TOOL, who are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their #1 charting, record-breaking album Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on Jan. 10 in San Diego.

Newly Announced Dates:
January 10: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
January 12: San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
January 15: Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
January 17: Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
January 18: Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
January 21: Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
January 22: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
January 28: Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
January 29: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 31: Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
February 1: New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

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Tool by Travis Shinn

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