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Black Veil Brides Announce First-Ever Radio “Acoustour”

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When we last discussed the adventures of the Black Veil Brides it was to help announce their first-ever livestream event (seen HERE) and now its time for another first with their radio station “Acoustour”. Read on.

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The Press Release:
As the band’s latest single “Scarlet Cross” continues to move up the Active Rock Radio charts (currently in the Top 20 at the format), Los Angeles rockers Black Veil Brides are announcing their first-ever virtual acoustic radio tour. Happening in conjunction with 8 local radios stations, the band will be performing their latest single and other favorites from their catalog. The shows start on March 23rd for WEBN in frontman Andy Biersack’s hometown of Cincinnati, OH and wraps on April 2nd for KCJK in Kansas City, MO. Other markets include Columbus, OH; Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; Monmouth Ocean, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; and Madison, WI. Each performance will be unique and a different set for each station. All shows are streaming free and local performance information is below:
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Beast In Black Announces 2021 European Tour

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Since the European Tour circuit seems to be opening up a lot earlier than our own here in the USA, I figured it couldn’t hurt to share the news from some of the powerful Metal artists that will be hitting the boards in the immediate future. This alert comes from the folks in Beast In Black. Take a look at the poster down below and I’ll return at the close.

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Mercyful Fate Pulls Out Of Bloodstock Open Air 2021 Amid Pandemic Concerns

The Announcement:
BLOODSTOCK is working to bring you the very best metal party possible this August, but due to the ongoing issues and restrictions surrounding Covid-19, a number of overseas bands are no longer able to be at Catton Park with us this Summer. 🔥 Pioneers of heavy Kreator will replace MERCYFUL FATE as Saturday’s Ronnie James Dio main stage headliner, in a UK festival exclusive!

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SDCC Organizers Release Statement Regarding Comic-Con 2021

The Statement:
As you may be aware, due to concern for public health and safety, San Diego Comic Convention had to cancel both of its in-person events in 2020 and recently announced that our spring 2021 show, WonderCon in Anaheim, will also be canceled. In its place, [email protected] will once again be held as a free online event on March 26 and 27, 2021.

It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online [email protected] Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021.
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This Just In: The Download Festival For 2021 Has Been Cancelled

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Maybe this news surprises you and maybe it doesn’t. Whatever the case might be, the annual Download Festival which takes place in the legendary Donington Park has been cancelled. This follows the recently announced cancellation of the Hellfest Open Air Festival which is documented HERE in case you missed it.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve pointed out that I don’t get to any of the festivals across the pond but since its a longtime desire of ours to do when we hit the lottery I figured its best to keep our readers around the world up to speed. Where you planning on attending this mega-event? Does the news disappoint or even surprise you at this stage of the Coronavirus Pandemic? Chime in down below and be sure to stay tuned to the websites of the outlets you follow and their social networks (like ours of course) because I have a feeling that many more announcements of this kind will be par for the course despite anyone’s original plans for 2021. See you next time and please continue to be safe out there in the mix.

Official Website: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/