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Korpiklaani & Eluveitie Announce North American “Wanderers Towards Rebirth” Tour

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There is nothing that I like more than an exciting Metal concert experience and when I saw the news about the co-headlining run of Korpiklaani and Eluveitie I couldn’t wait to help share the news along. These are two of my favorite Folk Metal bands overall and I am so glad that they are constantly coming to our side of the pond thanks to their label Nuclear Blast Records. Read on through the extensive press release below and I will return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are proud to announce their North American Wanderers Towards Rebirth (Kulkija ad Ategnatos) co-headlining tour with label mates Swiss masters of death-infused folk-metal, ELUVEITIE. The 24-date trek will kick off at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL on September 19th and will make stops in Dallas, Seattle and Montreal before concluding in New York on October 14th. Joining the bands on tour is GONE IN APRIL.

Jonne states, “We are very much looking forward to the second North American leg of our Kulkija world tour. This time it will be a co-headlining tour with the Switzerland’s own Eluveitie. First half of the North American tour at the end of the last year was a great success, so it is only natural that we will return there this soon.
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Slayer’s Final World Tour Continues This May

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It was well over a year ago that we first reported about the Slayer “Final World Tour” (seen HERE for those who are just joining us here on the website). Back in December, the band announced “LEG 5” of this Farewell Run and while the finer details can be perused HERE, this last go round begins in May. All of this leads me to the press release that recently hit my mailbox. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
The end is near for mighty trash metal gods Slayer, continuing their Final World Tour with Leg 5 kicking off in May and hitting several dates across the U.S. including BB&T Pavilion on 5/24.

“5 STARS…an extraordinary farewell gig from the kings of thrash metal – they totally slayed it. If Slayer do retire, replacing them may prove impossible.” — The Times of London
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Demons & Wizards Announce North American Tour

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There was some cool musical news today and perhaps the coolest of items comes care of the news that the Heavy Metal supergroup Demons & Wizards will be heading to the USA for a full-scale tour. For those of you who might be unaware of the group, this is a super-powered pairing of Metal Ideas that come care of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch. Check out the full press release down below.

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The Press Release:
Legendary metal band Demons & Wizards have just announced their A Magical Encounter With Demons & Wizards North American headline tour today. The band will hit the road starting August 17th in Los Angeles and will be wrapping with their sold out show on September 7th in Atlanta. The band will be joined by special guests Lizzy Borden and Tyr and will be playing major markets like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and more. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

“Demons & Wizards touring North America? That is going to be pure magic, guaranteed,” states Hansi Kürsch about the tour announcement. “You better not miss it, cause you never know when the Demon and the Wizard will join forces again. I am really thrilled about these first shows for Demons & Wizards in North America and we are going to make every single night a legendary night to remember. Join us on this path of glory.”
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Rocklahoma Announces Lineup Change: Korn To Replace Ozzy Osbourne

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Back in February, I shared the big artist and other cool festival reveals for this years “Rocklahoma” event (seen HERE in cast you missed it). Since that time there have been some sad developments as Ozzy Osbourne was injured (noted HERE) and has cancelled ALL of his appearances for the year. You can read the update below about the festival.

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The Press Release:
Rocklahoma has announced that Korn will replace Ozzy Osbourne as the Saturday, May 25 festival headliner, following last week’s news that Osbourne had to postpone all of his 2019 tour dates.
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Eyellusion Presents the “DIO RETURNS” U.S. Tour 2019

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It seems like forever ago that I first discussed the Dio Hologram Tour with THIS POST from 2017 but now it appears that the moment is night and its time to enjoy this technological wonder when it hits the concert stages of the United States. Take a look at the full press release, poster and dates down below.

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The Press Release:
The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world – the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram – is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.

The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).
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