Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

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

Presenting The Monster Rock Allegiance Fest for 2015

There are Festival Shows and then there are festival shows and while I’ve been traditionally using this particular category for the tours that are heading across country, there are times like these where that needs to spotlight a festival of note. That said, let’s get the information out about the upcoming Monster Rock Allegience Fest that will happen in the Fall of 2015. I’ve shared the press copy and some provided photos but will be back to discuss with you later on. Let’s go.

Poster - Monster Rock Allegiance Fest - 2015

The Press Release:
Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival returns with the first ever live music event at Philadelphia’s PPL Park Saturday, October 10, featuring top rock bands, along with a craft beer and gourmet man food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious. Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will include 12 hours of non-stop entertainment with music performances from some of the premier rock bands in the world rotating on three stages. The initial band lineup for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance includes: Rob Zombie, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, In This Moment, Atreyu, Hollywood Undead, Saint Asonia, Pop Evil, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Art of Dying, Glorious Sons, The Temperance Movement, Charm City Devils, Devour The Day, From Ashes To New, Unlocking The Truth, Dorothy and more. The official aftershow party will feature a special performance by Steel Panther immediately following Rob Zombie’s closing set at the tent stage on the festival grounds.
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Epica & Eluveitie Team Up For Fall Tour 2015

The Memorial Day weekend had just finished and not only did it bring us some long overdue warm weather but the workaday week started off with the news that both Epica and Eluveitie were teaming up with Revolver Magazine and heading out on tour together in the Fall. Check out the press release and the poster below and I’ll toss my thoughts into the mix about this one afterward.

Tour - Epica Eluveitie - 2015

The Press Release:
EPICA and ELUVEITIE Partner With Revolver Magazine For North American Co-Headlining Tour This Fall; THE AGONIST Supporting On All Dates

This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information. EPICA front-woman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour:
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Phil Anselmo Announces Return Of “Housecore Horror Fest” for 2015

While I didn’t go to this based on the distance, I sure wish that the logistics were not as prohibitive for me and since I know some of you regional site readers are just crazy enough to jump on a plane, train or automobile to get your dose of the Metal, I am sharing this press release and posted that I received yesterday. Take a look.

Poster - Anselmos Housecore Horror Festival - A - 2015

Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.

“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Announce NYC Beacon Theatre Residency For Fall

Last night the Tedeschi Trucks Band performed for a capacity crowd at the Central Park Summerstage as the season opening concert and while I wish that I could say that this was sold out, I alas cannot because the wonderful bluesy experience was absolutely free. How cool is that? Pretty damn awesome if you ask me, and one of the other bits of awesome that also happened yesterday was their announcement about a four show Fall residency at the beautiful Beacon Theatre. Sorry that I could not get this to you then but I was rushing off to the concert I mentioned so I hope you will understand. Below you will find the lightly edited press release and some added notes from me. Take a look.

Tour - Tedeschi Trucks Band - NYC 2015

Tedeschi Trucks Band Returns for Four Shows at Beacon Theatre this Fall

5th Consecutive Annual Multiple-Night Residency with Special Guests


The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY Monday, May 18, 2015 — Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Grammy Award-winning blues rock tour de force, continues its Beacon Theatre tradition with a return to one of the Big Apple’s most venerated stages for a fifth consecutive year, appearing four nights – Friday, September 25, Saturday, September 26, Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at 8:00pm.
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Nightwish Announce North American Return In 2016

Hey you lucky Metal ducks, you will be happy to learn that the mighty Nightwish will be returning to the North American region for a second leg on their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” tour that will start in the beginning of 2016. This is great news if they didn’t come to your neck of the woods with the first leg. I’ve copied some of the Official Press release for you along with the poster and then I will add some thoughts of my own. Let’s get started.

Tour - Nightwish - 2016

The Press Release:
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are pleased to announce their 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
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