Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

Tour and Festival announcements. Also featured are the themed musical cruise excursions that our demographic rally behind.

Slipknot Announces “Summers Last Stand” Tour 2015

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Just the other day, the band Slipknot announced their upcoming tour which is called “Summers Last Stand”. For this sure to be exciting live concert experience the band is bringing along Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White. I didn’t have a proper press release for this one so just have culled all of the dates from assorted online concert listing resources. Check down below and see if this Heavy Metal Circus is heading your way.

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Mastodon & Clutch Announce “The Missing Link” Tour for Spring 2015

I don’t think that the larger fans who are hitting concerts these days will disagree with me about the astounding number of tours that either don’t make sense in terms of the roster or really are not giving us the best bang for the buck. Fortunately for us, this notion has been given pause as the mighty Mastodon has announced a co-headlining Spring run with Clutch and this amazing team-up will be supported by Graveyard. They’re calling this run “The Missing Link” Tour and you can check out the poster and some details below.

Tour - Mastodon - 2015

Mastodon quotes: “It was a fanboy dream to tour with poetic riffmasters Clutch back in the early 2000s, developing a meaningful kinship with these inspirational Earth Rockers!! We are truly looking forward to teaming up again for a Rock and Roll Stomp across the US with these old-time friends, the time has come!!”
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The Grateful Dead Announce “Fare Thee Well” Dates For 2015

The music world might have lost the great Jerry Garcia almost twenty years ago, but his spirit and sound lived on through his former band mates and their vast and varied projects since that sad day. There was “The Other Ones”, “Phil Lesh and Friends”, “Further” and sometimes “The Dead” and it was through these projects that the band’s music remained fresh in the hearts and minds of their worldwide fans. Earlier today, the remaining members of the band announced that The Grateful Dead would perform three final shows in celebration of their fiftieth anniversary. The press release and dates are below the super trippy poster.

Poster - Grateful Dead - Fare Thee Well 2015
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Anvil Announces Dates/Venues For “Hope In Hell” Tour 2015

The news about this tour from Anvil broke yesterday afternoon but I was not around to get it to you at that time so here we go with one of the first posts for this Christmas Eve 2014 🙂 – The Press Release, Dates and Thoughts follow the hot poster below. Scroll on Legions.

Tour - Anvil - US Hope In Hell 2015

The Press Release:
“Legendary Canadian metal group Anvil announced this week they will embark on a tour of North America with Lord Dying and Sunlord beginning February 5th in Brooklyn, NY. Anvil have paved their own path throughout their 3 decade long career, revered by the likes of Metallica, Motorhead and Guns N Roses, the band has 15 studio albums under their belts, have gone on countless tours around the world, and even starred in their own award winning documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The group’s latest album, Hope In Hell, is available in North America via The End Records.“
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Announcing The “Skate and Surf Fest” for 2015

As I prepped myself for this evening’s Opeth/In Flames show a press piece hit the PiercingMetal HQ mailbox and shared the news about the upcoming “Skate and Surf Fest” for 2015 and I felt that sharing this with you all was a paramount action before heading out the door. This Festival is entirely new to my Metal ears but it sure seems to be a great way to spend a weekend in the Summer of 2015 based on some of the bands that immediately caught my attention. I mean this one has The Dropkick Murphy’s who I have been listening to for a few years but still need to see and some cool others like Motionless In White, Attila and The Story So Far. Check out the poster below.

Poster - Attila - Skate and Surf Fest 2015

Now I know full well how good the Dropkicks do in concert as they sell out each and every time and there are also a lot of fans in The Metal Republic that are spinning on their heads based on the noise that the band Attila is making. If you think that I am lying about that, then let me share the fact that the band actually just played two sold-out shows in NYC on the very same day my friends. The same, frigging day! That is an accomplishment to be applauded whether you are into them or not so this event is going to be some kind of exciting for anyone that attends. The two day affair is going to go down in Asbury Park, NJ and while its far away from us right now, I am going to check the Farmer’s Almanac to see what it says for the forecast because I want to dress in my Metal beachcomber best 🙂 Since I don’t have much more information about it other than how it will also feature some cool wrestling and skateboard stuff I will leave you with referencing their Official Facebook Page. Should I hear more then I will keep you up to speed.

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