Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

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

Black Sabbath’s Full 2013 US Tour Itinerary Is Revealed

Attention My Metal Republic. This is a PiercingMetal PSA. It seems as though there is this little band that goes by the name of Black Sabbath and not only are they releasing a brand new album after so many years of not having done so, but they are also embarking on a massive tour to support it and to deliver their greatest hits at the very same time. Considering that they are new to the Metal mix it is imperative that we all rally together and support this run of dates because without the new bands how will the genre continue to thrive and prosper…..oh wait a minute. I messed up my notes somehow and have gotten a little confused…..Black Sabbath are not new at all and as a matter of fact are the reason that we have this Metal stuff in the first place. The true facts are that a new album is indeed coming and that a tour is coming to our neck of the woods and its a reason to be excited because its a chance to see Ozzy, Geezer and Tony working together again making new Metal for the masses. The press release comes after the photo.

Press Photo - Black Sabbath - 2013

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Lineup For Rockstar Energy’s “Uproar Festival 2013” Revealed

Logo - Rockstar Uproar Festival

As you might have already surmised, we love going to shows over here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and as result I will periodically showcase a bit of press that happened to come across my desk regarding any massive touring packages. That being said, the lineup for this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink “Uproar Festival” have been revealed and will play out as follows: Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria along with Circa Survive will be performing on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage while the Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market..whew that sounds like a lot of fun. Historically speaking I have never before seen Alice In Chains but know for sure just how good Jane’s Addiction and Coheed and Cambria are live so that sounds like a blast for me. As far as the smaller stage, well I only know of Danko Jones and everyone else will be a new experience to my concert going ear. Tickets are on sale beginning tomorrow and I’ve set up this posting in such a way that by clicking the poster below, you will be brought to the means to snare as many as you choose to.
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VampireFreaks.com Presents “Triton Fest 2013”

This is just a quick brief to showcase a little information about this years Triton Festival which is a Gothic and Industrial Music event being put out there by the creeptastic folks who go bump in the night – VampireFreaks.com – As many of my PiercingMetal readers enjoy the Industrial side of life almost as much (or even more so in some cases) than their Traditional Metal stuff I wanted to be sure to get this on your radar.

Banner - Triton Festival 2 - 2013

The event shall be held in NYC and for three days in September (5th, 6th, and 7th respectively), the assembled hordes of the VampireFreaks.com shall take over not one but two great venues. Yep. This event is going to be so massive that it will start at The Gramercy Theatre on Thursday and continue its second two nights over at Irving Plaza and bring its denizens darkly to its resounding finale. There are a score of bands performing across the three days and also plenty of DJ sets to keep you busy between the changeovers. The bands seem to keep getting added every time I hit the page. All of their page links and a little more about them can be observed on the Official Festival link below. Rather than duplicate their efforts I figured it best to just send you over there. The main site page is also the best place to get your hands on some tickets. It’s too early to know if I will be braving the Industrial storm at any point but if I do I shall surely share my findings with you on the site and blogs.
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The 2013 New England Metal & Hardcore Fest Is Around The Corner…

It’s almost here so who is heading up to Paladium in Worchester, MA for three days of mind-crushing Heavy Metal and Hardcore music for this years NEMF? At the point of this posting it is only ten days away so start that timer and make sure you are packed with all you need since you are running out of time if you are going.

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KISS Announces 2013 North American Monster Tour

KISS recently made a tour announcement and you can find it our below the poster.

The Press Release:
It’s the announcement the KISS Army has been waiting for! The Hottest Band in the World has just announced a North American tour that will take the band all over Canada, beginning July 5 in Victoria, BC. Most tickets go on sale this Friday, April 5 so be sure to check the tour page for all the details. KISS Army Fan Club members have access to the exclusive presale beginning today. Members also get first shot at the ALL NEW VIP packages, including Meet and Greets. Check out the presale schedule below and if you’re not already a member of the KISS Army Fan Club and you want access to these presales, PLUS great member benefits, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Fan Club members should log in to KISSonline and read all of the instructions at the top of the tour page when accessing the presales.

The Tour Dates:
July 5 – Save On Foods Memorial Center (Victoria, BC)
July 6 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Vancouver, BC)
July 8 – Prospera Place (Kelowna, BC)
July 12 – Rexall Place (Edmonton, AB)
July 14 – Credit Union Centre (Saskatoon, SK)
July 18 – MTS Centre (Winnipeg, MB)
July 29 – Bell Centre (Montreal, QC)
July 31 – Harbour Station (Saint John, NB)
Aug 1 – Metro Centre (Halifax, NS)
Aug 3 – Mile One Stadium (St. John’s, NFLD)
Aug 4 – Mile One Stadium (St. John’s, NFLD)
July 25 – Scotiabank Place (Ottawa, ON)
July 26 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Toronto, ON)
July 27 – Budweiser Gardens (London, ON)
July 10 – Enmax Centre (Lethbridge, AB)
July 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary, AB)
July 16 – Evraz Place (Regina, SK)
July 17 – Keystone Centre (Brandon, MB)
July 23 – Sudbury Arena (Sudbury, ON)

See you this summer!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hey so you know we love KISS over here at the Metal Command HQ but I have to say I am pretty disappointed to not see anything hitting our immediate area this summer. I will cross my fingers for an additional announcement and in the meantime think that I need to find some Canadian friends to snag a couple of tour books for me if they are in attendance. Yeah I collect the KISS tour books. So what do you readers think aboot this tour announcement eh? That was written with some Canuck slang for good measure. Let me know in the comments section below and I will see you all again soon.

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com