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Ghost Announces “Haze Over North America” Tour

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The Scoop: So I didn’t get any kind of “official press release” about this and had to cull the dates from some of those providers that had and with this being the case, the introduction copy is off the top of my head. As you can see below, the band Ghost will be heading out on what amounts to be a a couple of months tour under the banner “Haze Over North America”. It’s likely a call to their revealed single “Secular Haze” which we reviewed not long ago on a link you can find HERE. The groups upcoming album is called “Infestissumam” (which I have no idea what that means) and they are no longer fronted by Papa Emeritus I. He was replaced in a live concert ceremony by Papa Emeritus II. Interesting stuff right? I like to think so. Anyway, here are the run of dates. Are you invading a venue near you? Get those calendars out.

The Tour Dates:
02/23 – Brisbane, AU @ Soundwave Fest
02/24 – Sydney, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/01 – Melbourne, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/02 – Adelaide, AU @ Soundwave Fest
03/04 – Perth, AU @ Soundwave Fest
04/14 – Indio,CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/18 – Denver, CO @ Ofden Theatre
04/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
04/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/30 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
05/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
05/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
05/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
05/06 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/07 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
05/08 – Quebec, QC @ Le Petit Champlain
05/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale
05/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
05/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I still haven’t caught Ghost in concert and am saddened at the notion that I missed out on seeing the glory that must have been Papa Emeritus I while he reigned over the masses in sinister form delivering sermons found on “Opus Eponymous” but what can you do, the only constant is change as my father always says. That being said, I love what I’ve heard Papa II doing and I feel that the group is in good hands for the future and beyond. The dates show them in my Metal Metropolis close to the time of my own birthday (not the websites) so I am going to try to be on point and offering up a story for you all to be there with us. What do you folks think about this tour news? Are you already supporting the group? Fill us in on what is to be expected since you know more than I do at the moment. Thanks for listening.

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Orgy Announces “Wide Awake and Dead” Tour w Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide

Here’s a new tour for those fans of the more Industrial side of the fence. It seems that Orgy will hit the road with support from Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide. Read on below the poster and mark down the area dates in your mobile.

The Press Release:
Multi-platinum electronic rockers ORGY are pleased to announce their upcoming US headline tour, dubbed the “Wide Awake and Dead” Tour. Supporting on the tour will be Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide. The month-long tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on March 2nd and will visit several major US cities until its close in Lincolnshire, IL on April 2nd. See below for the first leg of the tour dates, new tour dates will be added soon!
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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival To Celebrate 15th Anniversary

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The Press Release:
MassConcerts proudly presents the first details for NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2013, today confirming the dates and preliminary list of bands for this year’s occurrence of the long-running annual event.

For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: “I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.”
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Hatebreed Is Bringing On “The Stillborn Fest” 2012

Since I started doing these little tour broadcasts whenever time finds itself being available, let me continue the process and inform all of our readers in the PiercingMetal realm about Hatebreed’s announcement of “The Stillborn Fest” for 2012. The shows posted so far will take place in December and I’ve listed them below the promotional poster for your reference.

12/26 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/27 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
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Monster Energy Presents “The Outbreak Tour” 2012

The summer might be coming to an end but that does not mean the tours have to do that. Here is the latest one that I received some press details about and I am sharing it with you all. Presenting the “Outbreak Tour” which is being presented by Monster Energy Drink and Idol Roc Entertainment. The tour is also in conjunction with Revolver Magazine, Metal Blade Records, Artery Records and more.

The event will bring Asking Alexandria to the headlining stage with As I Lay Dying as direct support along with Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire and Attila. Metal fans recently saw a few of these bands on tour with groups like Slipknot and Slayer over the summer so it’s sure to be an exciting run of dates as they all branch out on their own tour. The event dates will be announced on September 7th and when they post them I will append this broadcast so you all know where this will be so you can make your plans.
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