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The Nixons To Announce Fall Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
Oklahoma City-based Alt-Rockers THE NIXONS are coming back with new material and tour dates in North America. The band rose to prominence in the early ’90s, due in large part to the success of their sophomore full-length, ‘Foma’. In celebration of ‘Foma’s’ 25th Anniversary in 2020, the band will reissue the record for a release on Art Is War Records, and featuring new bonus tracks. Fans can look forward to more news on the re-release coming soon.

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Earlier this year, The Nixons released their first new song of 2019, “The Crutch,” which is available now on all streaming and digital platforms. Fans can check out the official music video for “The Crutch” via the link below. More new songs will come throughout 2019, and the band is hitting the road this Fall for a headlining tour in North America. Stay tuned for more details!
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Epica Announces “Design Your Universe” 10th Anniversary North American Dates

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I love so much about the music of the Dutch Metal sensations in Epica and am happy to share this bit of news with you today. Take a look at their plans around a milestone of one of their albums.

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The Press Release:
Dutch Metal titans EPICA will perform some exclusive shows around the globe and have announced three exclusive North American shows early next year, as part of their Design Your Universe 10th anniversary tour. The North American shows will see the band return to some intimate venues in Montreal, Los Angeles and New York.

Simone Simons comments “Our highly acclaimed album Design Your Universe is 10 years old and that calls for a celebration. And of course the US and Canada should be part of our anniversary tour as well! We will be doing some exclusive shows where we will be playing many DYU songs. I hope you’ll come and join the party!”
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A Day To Remember Announces “The Degenerates” Fall Tour

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Sure Monday is generally a solid day of touring and special event announcements, but lately Tuesday has been proving that its got some game itself and is more than only being about the tacos (mmmmmmm tacos). Case in point comes the news that A Day To Remember will be launching “The Degenerates” Tour this Fall. Take a look down below the poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Today A Day To Remember announced The Degenerates Tour for Fall 2019. Special guests I Prevail and Beartooth will join on most dates. A Day To Remember were recently featured on Marshmello’s single “Rescue Me,” making their first new music since 2016’s acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch and listen HERE. Later this month, A Day To Remember will embark on a run of UK and European festival dates, including headline performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek will kick off September 6th in Buffalo, NY before settling in for the first ever Self Help Festival Massachusetts on September 7th in Worcester, MA. The band will then head west for the return of Self Help Festival San Bernardino on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA. After the two massive Self Help Festivals as well as other September festival appearances, the tour will fully gear up and make stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and more before wrapping November 23rd in Fayetteville, NC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
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Wacken Open Air Festival 2020 Is Sold Out

Do you readers remember just the other day when I shared the First Bands that were announced for the Wacken Open Air Festival of 2020? If you said “NO” just click HERE to read that press release. Then continue on down below because the festival for next year is already SOLD OUT!!! I know, that’s insanity right? Read on.

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The Press Release:
The 31st edition of the Wacken Open Air, which will take place from the 30th of July until the 1st of August 2020, is sold out after less than a day. The advance sale of the 75,000 tickets had traditionally started after the festival at midnight on Monday, August 5th. Fans from 83 countries have purchased tickets.

“We are stoked that tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2020 have again sold out in a sensationally short period of time”, comments festival founder Thomas Jensen. “The great success of this year’s anniversary edition and our announcement of the first bands for next year have obviously convinced our fans that they can rely on us for which we are extremely thankful. Well, it also might be that the reason for this humbling vote of confidence is that metal god Rob Halford will celebrate 50 years of JUDAS PRIEST in Wacken.”
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The Strokes Announce Special New Year’s Eve Show In NYC

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There is truly nothing like New Year’s Eve in New York City as there are often a ton of things to participate in and now The Strokes have added an event of their own to the mix. Take a look down below about a truly special performance.

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The Press Release:
Today The Strokes announced a special New Year’s Eve show in their hometown of New York City. Tickets for the December 31st event at Barclays Center will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.

The Strokes and Governors Ball Music Festival are also providing the 2019 festival’s 3-Day and Sunday ticket buyers an earlier, exclusive pre-sale to ensure any fans who missed their performance in June due to weather would have the opportunity to ring in the new year with The Strokes. This presale window, together with Strokes fan club will begin on Tuesday August 6th at 10am EST.
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