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Ensiferum Announces North American “Path To Victory” Tour

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The Press Release:
This November/December, Ensiferum will embark on their “Path To Victory” North American headlining tour, featuring Kalmah, Abigail Williams, and Aenimus as support. Ensiferum’s Sami Hinkka (Bass/Vocals) comments: “Hi folks! It’s time to get back on the road for one last time before we head to studio to record the next Ensiferum album. We couldn’t be more thrilled about the upcoming North America tour! It’s gonna be fireworks of metal for the whole evening because we’ll share the stage with awesome bands: Kalmah, Abigail Williams and Aenimus!”

Kalmah adds: “Everybody knows what Santa Claus does but what happens when these two bearded creatures appear at once? I mean Swamplord and that other to the other guy…”
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Otherwise Announces Co-Headlining Tour w Blacktop Mojo

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The Press Release:
OTHERWISE has announced a co-headline tour with Blacktop Mojo which begins on October 28 in Grand Junction, CO and wraps on November 27 in Charlotte, NC. On November 8, Mascot Records will globally release the band’s new studio album titled Defy. The record is the band’s fourth studio release of new repertoire, and first for Mascot Label Group. OTHERWISE’s Adrian Patrick shares, “”We cannot wait to throw down with the catz in Blacktop Mojo this fall. Both of our bands have new albums coming out so if you wanna see an arena-worthy rock n roll show up close & personal, grab some tickets NOW!”

A little danger makes rock music memorable. The edges cut deep and hit just as hard as any hook does, leaving a mark forever. Tapping into the spirit of rebelliousness, OTHERWISE embrace those edges on Defy. The Las Vegas quartet—Adrian Patrick [lead vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar, vocals], Tony Carboney [bass, vocals], and Brian Medeiros [drums]—push the boundaries of their signature style in terms of both songcraft and sonic experimentation alike. Most importantly, the boys hold nothing back…
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Bauhaus Announces Show on Nov. 3rd in Los Angeles

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The Announcement:
BAUHAUS Featuring Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J Announces Los Angeles Show on November 3, 2019. Tickets On-Sale Friday, September 13th

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I never really followed the music of Bauhaus but I know many friends who found their music to be very influential. The English Gothic Rock band doing a special one night only appearance should be a spectacular event for all who are in attendance and its my hope that it leads to more dates that come over this way so I can check it out and do some show review. Readers might recall that the bands singer Peter Murphy was doing a residency at Le Poisson Rouge before suffering a heart attack. The residency was discussed HERE and the news about his promising recovery HERE and I imagine that we shall soon learn about his completing that run of shows that were postponed. Since I’ve not much actual background from experience on the group, I wonder what you diehards to their sound might think of this exclusive date. Personally I feel it will lead to an extended tour because The Misfits did an exclusive show and look what happened there. Numerous gigs in numerous cities. This is a great bit of news for their most dedicated fans and you can let me know what it means to you down in the comments section below. See you next time.

Official Band Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus_(band)

Green Day – Fall Out Boy & Weezer Announce “The Hella Mega Tour”

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The Press Release:
Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading out on the road together for the first time ever on THE HELLA MEGA TOUR presented by Harley-Davidson. To celebrate the tour reveal, all three bands will perform a historic show tonight at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

The global tour kicks off June 13, 2020 in Paris and will visit cities across Europe and the UK throughout the month including Glasgow, London, and Dublin. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city North American outing will bring the bands to some of the most renowned stadiums including Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more. Beginning July 17 in Seattle, WA, the outing makes stops in Houston, Miami, Toronto, New York and more, before wrapping August 29 in Philadelphia, PA. More dates will be announced. The Interrupters will appear as special guest on the tour.

“Harley-Davidson and rock & roll have been synonymous throughout history,” said Neil Grimmer, President of Brand for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “So it’s only natural for Harley to present the most epic, full throttle rock tour in history!”
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Sólstafir Announce Free NYC Performance @ Brooklyn Brewery 9/14/2019

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One of the greatest things about living in a city like New York is the chance to enjoy so many wide varieties of things that you would never expect to even happen if you were located in some other region. Case in point this “Iceland Naturally” happening that will find the Icelandic rockers in Solstafir doing a free showcase for their fans at the Brooklyn Brewery. Check it out down below and mark your calendars.

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The Press Release:
Icelandic rock giants SÓLSTAFIR will be performing a free, intimate show for the public THIS Saturday, September 14, at Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, NY. The Reykjavik Calling performance, which is sponsored by WFUV, will be presented by Iceland Naturally in conjunction with Taste of Iceland, a five-day festival that highlights the very best of Iceland’s culture, showcasing the nation’s cuisine, music, literature, and film with a variety of events throughout the city.


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