With the holiday yesterday for these United States, the tour announcements that usually hit our email account are all coming in today but that is fine, I’m here to serve up as many as I think you’d find interesting. Here is the one from the folks behind Like A Storm who are co-headlining with Through Fire. Read on.
The Press Release:
Hard rockers Like A Storm and Through Fire have just announced their U.S. co-headline Firestorm Tour 2019. The tour starts on July 12th in Neillsville, WI and wraps in August 10th in Lincoln, NE and will include special guests Wilson and Stitched Up Heart. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, May 31st.
“After touring all over the world this year, we’re so stoked to be coming back to the U.S. For this tour we wanted to put together a line-up of the best acts we could. Every band on this bill is a legit headliner, fans are definitely gonna get their money’s-worth at these shows! We’ve been mates with the Through Fire guys for years. Wilson are infamous for putting on an insane live show. And Stitched Up Heart are like family, and absolutely crushing it right now. So it’s gonna be an awesome show top-to-bottom, which is exactly what we wanted to create. High-energy, off-the-hook rock shows. All night, every night. We can’t wait to hit the road,” states Like A Storm.
“We’re excited to kick off this album cycle hitting the road on a co headline tour with our friends Like A Storm and special guests Wilson & Stitched Up Heart,” states Through Fire guitarist Justin McCain.
“There’s no better treat than a summertime tour. And no summer is complete without a heavy dose of WILSON! So come on in, the water is…tasty. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31,” states Wilson frontman Chad Nicefield.
“We are really excited to go back on tour with our label mates Like A Storm! All the bands on this bill are class acts,” states Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Mixi. “We know we’re all going to have a great time together!”
ABOUT LIKE A STORM: Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Like A Storm is the most successful New Zealand rock band in US radio history. First gaining notoriety for incorporating the didgeridoo into their breakout track, “Love The Way You Hate Me,” the band’s last 6 singles “Love the Way You Hate Me,” “Wish You Hell,” “Become The Enemy,” “Break Free,” “Pure Evil,” and “The Devil Inside” have all charted at US Active Rock Top 40. Like A Storm are currently on tour supporting their 2018 full-length release, Catacombs. The album debuted on the Top 5 Billboard Heatseekers Charts, Top 50 Billboard Emerging Artist Charts, and Top 100 Billboard Album Charts. The album was produced by Like A Storm’s very own Chris Brooks, Matt Brooks, and Kent Brooks and is available for purchase and on all streaming devices HERE. Like A Storm has toured the globe with some of the biggest names in rock – including Godsmack, Alter Bridge, Slash, OzzyOsbourne, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, on top of headlining North America extensively. They have also been invited to perform at the world’s biggest hard rock festivals including: Download (UK), Nova Rock (Europe)and Rock on the Range (U.S.). Their reputation for touring the world relentlessly led Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge/Slash to once label them, “The hardest-working band in the business.” Like A Storm recently wrapped a massive U.S. run supporting Godsmack & Shinedown, where their high-energy live show garnered thousands of new fans. Like A Storm is Chris Brooks (vocals, didgeridoo, guitar), Matt Brooks (vocals, guitar), Kent Brooks (vocals, bass), and Zach Wood (drums).
ABOUT THROUGH FIRE: The Omaha, NE quartet—Justin McCain [lead guitar, songwriter], Grant Joshua Kendrick [lead vocals], Kyle LeBlanc [bass], and Grant Brooks [drums]—fuses hard-hitting riffs, electronic provocations, and contagious melodies. As a result, this impactful, immediate, and infectious fusion defies categorization and incites energy as boundless as the style itself. Additionally, the approach transformed the quartet into a phenomenon with chart-topping radio successes and over 20 million Spotify streams and 48 million YouTube views in under two years.
They set the stage to take such action on their 2016 full-length debut, Breathe. Not only did the breakout single “Stronger” clock millions of streams and spend 26 weeks on Billboard’s Rock Charts, it also spent five weeks at #1 on Octane’s popular Big Uns Countdown. Proclaimed “Breakout Artist of the Year,” Sirius Octane named “Stronger” among the Top 3 songs of the year, placing them in a league of their own next to none other than Metallica and Highly Suspect. On iTunes, “Stronger” quickly went to #1 and outsold the bulk of bands in the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal genres. The single soundtracked various mixed martial arts matches for NBC Sports and the Stanley Cup Finals. It also served as the theme for WWE’s Backlash.
Their second single “Breathe” repeated this success, landing the band their first top 10 single at rock radio and then reaching #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock Indicator Recurrent Chart. Reclaiming the top spot, “Breathe” also ascended straight to #1 on Big Uns Countdown. As the band crisscrossed the country on tours with Seether, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Sick Puppies, Black Stone Cherry and performed at festivals such as Chicago Open Air, Louder Than Life, Sonic Boom, and Rock Fest, among many others, they amassed a fervent fan base which helped them continue to sell an impressive amount of singles. Now, the same fire fuels the band’s 2019 second full-length for Sumerian Records.
ABOUT WILSON: Detroit five-piece Wilson released their third full-length album Tasty Nasty summer of 2018 to rave reviews. From the infectious chant of album opener “Dumptruck” to the reflective introspection of closer “Everyone Gets A Round On Me,” it is apparent that Wilson has not lost their ability to tell a great story. Songs like “My Hustle,” “Summertime Treat (Tasty Nasty)” and “Fuck Up My High” all showcase the diverse musical styles Wilson incorporates in to their latest album. The debut single “Like A Baller” is an instant classic among the band’s devoted faithful. The band has been touring non-stop since the release of their newest full-length album Tasty Nasty, which came out last summer via RED MUSIC. Fans can purchase Tasty Nasty HERE. Wilson is Chad Nicefield (vocals), Jason Spencer (lead guitars), Kyle Landry (rhythm guitars), James Lascu (bass) and Matt Puhy (drums).
ABOUT STITCHED UP HEART: Stitched Up Heart recently released their track, “Lost”, via Billboard. The track is the follow up track to Stitched Up Heart’s hit “Monster”, which peaked at #25 on Billboard’s Active Rock chart and #27 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, off of their debut album Never Alone. The 2016 full-length release charted at #7 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, #14 on Billboard Independent Albums chart, #23 on Billboard Top Albums chart and at #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Additionally, the band has clocked in over 8.7 million US streams to date and received praise from outlets such as Billboard, Alternative Press, Revolver, Loudwire and more. The band has previously toured with Godsmack, Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day & Hell Or Highwater and have brought their high energy live show to rock award shows and festivals like Loudwire Music Awards, The APMAs, Shiprocked, Rock On The Range and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.
The Tour Dates:
7/12 – Neillsville, WI @Rock-Fest Kickoff Party at Schuster Park^
7/13 – Racine, WI @ Route 20
7/14 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theater
7/15 – Madison, WI @ The Annex
7/17 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/19 – Harrison, OH @ The Blue Note
7/20 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
7/21 – Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
7/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
7/25 – Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
7/26 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
7/27 – Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel Concert Lounge
7/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
7/30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
7/31 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
8/2 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
8/4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
8/6 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/7 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
8/9 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/10 – Lincoln, NE @ The Royal Grove
no Wilson; ^no Stitched Up Heart
*** end of transmission ***
PiercingMetal Thoughts: That’s a pretty cool name fora tour don’t you think? “Firestorm” Tour…methinks they should have reached out to some comic book artists and used the superhero that has the same name in the promotional material but I digress. Hmmm. Not a single NYC or reasonable to access NJ date on the whole run…..well screw you all, get someone else to be happy about the tour. Just kidding, relax and cool your jets. Believe me I fully realize that these groups cannot always come here and truth be told all of them have paid us a visit at one time or another. I am a tad bit disappointed though since this is a solid package that I like a little something from everyone on. Mind you I am more familiar with LAS and SUH than Through Fire and Wilson so I hope those who are able to go, get there nice and early and support all of the bands. I’ll close up now and ask you readers in the vicinities being visited what they think about the tour. Chime in down below in them there comments because it reminds us you are out there.