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Summer Slaughter 2014 Lineup Revealed \m/

The summer predictions for 2014 based on the Farmer’s Almanac said that we were in for a potentially oppressive level of heat, humidity and all the rest of that unpleasantness that comes along with it and then comes the news about this years Summer Slaughter which will amp it up for sure.

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Scorpion Child Announce Headlining North American Tour

If you are looking for a solid dose of quality Hard Rock with a groove, then look no further than this new tour being headlined by Scorpion Child. Check out the recently received press release from their Nuclear Blast Records label down below.

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The Press Release:
Ready to blaze back into North America with appearances at this year’s Rocklahoma & River City Rock festivals after their all-out assault through Europe, kick-ass hard rockers SCORPION CHILD from Austin, Texas will launch a headlining tour this spring with Pennsylvania’s space rockers CROBOT supporting. The trek will start off on May 26th in Dallas, Texas, includes two shows in Canada, and ends in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8th.

Checking in from Berlin, Germany, SCORPION CHILD vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black shares the following about their return home:

“We are enraptured to set out on our blitzkrieg U.S. tour of the Right Coast, Midwest, and Canada next month along with CROBOT. Do not miss this hard package!”
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Postponed: “A Night With Janis Joplin” @ Gramercy Theatre

It was about three weeks ago that I put up a posting informing our readers that The Gramercy Theatre was going to be playing host to the Broadway Theatrical Production of “A Night With Janis Joplin” and this show has been postponed indefinitely by the producers citing only “Production Issues”. No further information has been disclosed but refunds for tickets being held are available.

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The Cast:
Mary Bridget Davies – Janis Joplin
Alison Cusano – u/s Janis Joplin
Nikki Kimbrough – Etta James
Natasha Yvette Williams – Aretha Franklin

The show features Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin while Alison Cusano is the Janis Joplin alternate. Its produced by Daniel Chilewich, Todd Gershwin and Michael Cohl with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. The story has been written and directed by Randy Johnson and brings the audience into the music of the late great performer. Musically this has been very well received and according to research it receives numerous standing ovations nightly. Through “A Night With Janis Joplin” the music and her story continue to live on for today’s interested fan. I know it sounds interesting enough to see so I will remain hopeful that this works itself out for the better.
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Aerosmith Announces “Let Rock Rule” Tour with Slash

It’s always great to share a tour announcement with you when its about a band like Aerosmith. The band recently unveiled the full details about their “Let Rock Rule” tour that is going to bring Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Co-Conspirators along for the ride. I don’t need to say much else since the provided press copy below the poster speaks volumes. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Who better to declare “LET ROCK RULE” than AEROSMITH, America’s Greatest Rock Band? Rock’s most lethal army–Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford–and special guest SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will join forces for “LET ROCK RULE,” this summer’s definitive rock & roll experience.

Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below). AEROSMITH and SLASH–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park). This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Saturday, April 12 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.

“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher–it’s a win win with Slash,” said Steven Tyler.
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Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Brings “Dawn Of The Dead” To Life In 2014

It’s almost amusing to me that not two full days after the season finale of “The Walking Dead” how the news that Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be touring a performance of his music which was written for “Dawn Of The Dead” film. Hopefully you all know that this film is the sequel to the legendary “Night Of The Living Dead” feature. Read more about it after the poster.

Before I get into more stuff about the event, here is some information about the band as lovingly cribbed from their Official Wikipedia entry “Goblin (also Back to the Goblin, New Goblin/Goblin Rebirth, the Goblin Keys and Simonetti’s Goblin) is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso in 1975 and Suspiria in 1977. CD re-releases of their soundtracks have performed well, especially in Germany and Japan. Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe in 2009 and in North America in 2013.”
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