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Watkins Glen International Pulls Plug On “Woodstock 50” Location

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Tenured readers are already pretty much up to date on the developments about the much lauded “Woodstock 50” Anniversary Concert which has been broadcast as being held up in Watkins Glen State Park some 255 miles from where I keep you in the aware at my Metal Media Command HQ in Brooklyn. The first dent in the armor came when an investment group pulled out (noted HERE) but it was quickly spoken against by the Festival Organizer Michael Lang (seen HERE). Yesterday, the event received another blow to the abdomen which you can learn more about after the next logo.

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Yesterday, the news started making the rounds that Watkins Glen International racetrack will no longer be serving as the venue hosting the upcoming Woodstock 50 Festival. As I didn’t receive the official statement here at the Metal Media Command HQ I did some poking around and discovered the WGI Statement which has been copied below.

“Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.”
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Municipal Waste & Napalm Death Announce Co-Headlining Fall Tour

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Fans of Municipal Waste and Napalm Death are going to want to lace up their boots at the news about the pair uniting in music for a sure to be exciting fall run. When you add the legendary SOIA to the mix well, this is going to be madness. Read down below the colorful poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the end with some closing editorial thoughts.

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The Press Release:
Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE are jumping on the road with UK grindcore band NAPALM DEATH for a co-headlining US Tour! The 17-date trek will kick-off in Dallas on October 3rd and visit New York, Chicago and Denver before ending on October 23rd in Los Angeles. Opening the night are New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL and hardcore punk/thrash metal band TAKE OFFENSE.
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Kataklysm Announce Meditations Over North America Tour

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If you’ve ever attended a headlining run by one of the crushing bands on the circuit and wondered what the hell they were thinking when it came to the selected opening acts, I can assure you that you will not be musing anything of the sort when it comes to the “Meditations Over North America” from Kataklysm. This tour is an exciting one and you can learn more about it via the official press release down below. Don’t worry I will return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their Meditations Over North America 2019 tour on September 4th in Joliet, IL. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26th. Joining the band as social guests Thrash legends and label-mates EXHORDER, Death Metal kings KRISIUN and San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET.
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Despised Icon Announce 2019 North American Tour

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Though we usually count on Mondays to be the big tour announcing days, there are some bands that like to send us into the weekend happy with the thoughts of what is to come down the pike. Such is the case with the band Despised Icon who have returned to active Metal duty and are planning a North American tour. Check out the full press release and dates down below.

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The Press Release:
Deathcore godfathers DESPISED ICON are proud to announce their 2019 North American tour! Kicking off on September 20 in Saskatoon, the 19-date trek will include stops in Vancouver, Anaheim, and Philadelphia before concluding in Worcester on October 10th at The Palladium. Joining the band as direct support is Texan metalcore act KUBLAI KHAN. The package will also include British extreme metal band INGESTED and American Deathcore band SHADOW OF INTENT. Throughout the tour there will be a slew of special guests including ANGELMAKER (09/20 to 09/23), I DECLARE WAR (09/24 and 09/25), I AM (09/27-10/02 & 10/05-10/06), DEVOURMENT (10/04 & 10/05) and SUFFOCATION (10/08-10/10).
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Doobie Brothers Announce Additional 2019 Headline Dates

We were just talking about the Doobie Brothers in regards to a PBS Broadcast and if you didn’t see that alert please click HERE to be more up to speed.

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The Press Release:
Critically-acclaimed rock band The Doobie Brothers – known for their harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll set – announced today 7 additional headline tour dates for 2019. The shows kick off September 22 in El Paso, Texas, and run through November 15 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 7. Limited VIP packages will be available.

The announcement follows the news that the band’s historic return to the Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years to perform its landmark albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me, will be released on June 28 in 2CD, 2CD/DVD, and Blue-ray versions which are available for pre-order here. The Doobie Brothers: Live From The Beacon Theatre features hits and fan favorites and offers fans an opportunity to hear deep cuts and songs never before performed live by the band. The amazing live concert experience will premiere on PBS stations in June 2019 (check local listings). Exclusive Live From The Beacon Theatre merchandise and bundles are also available in The Doobie Brothers Official Online Store.
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