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Heart Announces Massive “Love Alive” Tour w Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

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The news just announced a snowstorm was looming on the horizon for those of us on the East Coast NYC region so let’s generate some necessary heat with a brand-new concert tour announcement. It looks like the members of Heart have gotten their side projects out of their systems and are ready to Rock together once more. The lengthy press release is below for your examination.

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The Press Release:
HEART–ANN and NANCY WILSON–will return to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 39-city outing by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and more, before wrapping September 9 at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

HEART is excited to be joined by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile on the road with them this summer. Along with the stellar line-up, also appearing are Elle King and Lucie Silvas. See full itinerary and details below for a breakdown of which shows these artists will be appearing on with HEART.
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Live Nation Announces Exclusive 2019 “Ticket To Rock” Summer Bundles

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just not paying attention to the kind of stuff that we’ve been putting out there, you know full well that we love the live concert scene here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ very, very much. We not only list about a thousand events on our popular calendar every year (seen HERE so please bookmark it) but we also end up attending about a hundred shows as well for the purposes of bringing you into the moment with a story or photo gallery to spark your own interest in bands you’ve known about or ones that you need to know about. Just a short time ago, the fine folks at Live Nation unveiled some awesome news. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Today Live Nation unveiled details for the 2019 Ticket to Rock– one ticket that gets fans in to some of the hottest rock shows all summer long. Artists included in this year’s package are: Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Korn, Slipknot, Underoath, Volbeat & more. Full lineups and dates for the participating tours to be announced soon. In select cities, Shinedown and Slayer will also be a part of the package.

Ticket to Rock makes it easier than ever for fans to get tickets to see some of their most anticipated rock bands live at an amphitheater near them this summer. The 3 show packages start at just $59 and 4 show packages in select cities that include Shinedown or Slayer start at $69. Ticket packages will go on sale beginning today at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com.
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The 69 Eyes Announce First US Tour In A Decade

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It’s been far too long since I’ve gotten to see The 69 Eyes in concert, so this latest news from the bands label of record was a very welcome thing. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
The last time that goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States, was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the US has been waiting a very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires.

After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara’s and his wife Anahstasia’s The Oracle Management, THE 69 EYES are ready to start a new chapter in their 30-year rock’n’roll saga.

”Before releasing the new album, we’re closing a chapter in our history, by returning to the homeland of ELVIS and THE RAMONES,” stated THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki 69. “We cannot wait to play in Memphis and New York and another 20 cities! It’s been way too long. Feels like we’re really back from the grave!”
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Slash w Myles Kennedy & The Co-Conspirators Announce Summer Headlining Tour

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It’s been a busy day here at the Metal Media Command HQ with a lot to share with you based on the emails that have been hitting our inbox. Here is the latest from Slash and Company. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
As Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators–Slash (guitars), Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Todd Kerns (bass), Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar) are currently on their worldwide tour through Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the U.K., the group has announced they’ll kick off a headlining U.S. tour this summer. The U.S. trek will launch on July 15 in San Francisco and wrap-up August 13 in Orlando. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, February 8 at 10AM local time and are available at the link at the close.

The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist Slash and his band, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators are touring worldwide in support of their acclaimed third album LIVING THE DREAM and will release the new single “Mind Your Manners”–which Rolling Stone hailed “a menacing blues-rocker”–to radio starting today, February 4. The song–which already debuted at #39 ahead of its official radio impact date–follows the first single “Driving Rain”–Slash’s fastest rising single to date—which recently became the band’s 5th Top 5 hit in a row at Rock Radio.
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Tickets On Sale For 2019 Tail Winds Music Festival

Today is proving to be a nice break from the winter blast that was hitting us only a couple of days before and I guess the warmer climate brings the news of some summer events. I’ve just locked in the news about the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd (seen HERE) and now its time to unveil the skinny on a brand new festival being held up in Dutchess Country, NY – The Tail Winds Festival. Dig in.

The Press Release:
What is certain to be one of the top rock performances of the summer has been announced, with the 2019 edition of the Tail Winds Music Fest. The all-day performance will be held on Saturday, June 29th at The Hudson Valley Regional Airport, in Wappingers Falls, New York (gates open at 11:00am). Headlining the show is Chris Robinson Brotherhood, with additional sets by the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, King’s X, and Sass Jordan.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are priced at $55, and a VIP experience is also available for $150 (tickets for kids twelve years of age and under will be $25) – very affordable prices indeed for such renowned rock acts. Tickets are available for purchase via tailwindsmusicfest.com.
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