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Artists Announced For 25th Anniversary Warped Tour Events

It was just over a month ago that we shared the news about some 25th Anniversary celebrations being done in order of the recently ended Vans Warped Tour festival (seen HERE if you missed that announcement). Now the news is here to bring you up to speed on who is performing where and its a massive press release to absorb so refresh that cup of coffee or anything else you prefer to start your morning with and read on down below. I’ll return at the close with some editorial thoughts.

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The Press Release:
The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journey®, announces the lineups for its bi-costal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour.

“The Vans Warped Tour holds a very special place in our hearts and in our history.” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “It was through the annual tour that we were able to bring music and action sports to youth across the globe for over two decades. We are really excited to partner with Kevin and the Warped team to put on a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate the tour’s final year.”

The Vans Warped Tour anniversary lineups are packed with acts that represent decades of youth culture that has thrived in parking lots across the country. The tour is thrilled to welcome back fan favorites like Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Frank Iero, Less Than Jake, Save Ferris, Simple Plan, Sleeping With Sirens, The Offspring, The Starting Line, Thrice, We The Kings, and more!
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Vans Warped Tour Announces 25th Anniversary Events For 2019

Happy Monday my Music Loving Friends, I hope you are ready to tackle the week with vim and vigor. I’m hear to share the recently received news that the Vans Warped Tour will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and they have just announced some special events to make it even more awesome. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
Following the announcement that 2018 would be the last cross-country run, the Vans Warped Tour headed out for a final summer of music, philanthropy, and community.

Looking back on it now, Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman shares, “It was truly an honor to do a final cross-country run of Warped in 2018; to see fans from all eras of the tour come out for a day to celebrate an event that meant so much to them. I walked away from the final show with a true sense that the Vans Warped Tour became the community I had always hoped for.”

Fans can expect the heart of the Warped Tour experience to be intact, but on a much larger scale over 2 full days. 50+ bands across multiple stages, extreme sports ranging from skateboarding to motocross, and an exhibit of art that has come out of the tour’s history.

“With the [Vans Warped Tour] 25th Anniversary events, we want to bring the atmosphere of a classic Warped Tour show, but on a scale that our fans simply could not get with a national tour “ explains Lyman, “The bands, the special attractions, everything – we want to bring back elements that have made the Warped Tour, Warped Tour, over the past 25 years.”
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Image/Skybound Entertainment Reveals “The Walking Dead” Variants For October

As you diehard readers of the PiercingMetal website are well aware, we have been helping to laud the awesome 25th Anniversary of the fine folks at Image Comics a lot over the past year and we are continuing the process with this announcement about their latest batch of variant covers. Check it out.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the six of 30 variants planned for the final month of 25th anniversary variants—October covers in homage of iconic THE WALKING DEAD cover designs. This final month of variants will pay tribute to some of the hottest, most jaw-dropping moments from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s long-running, and industry-changing series that went on to become a pop culture phenomenon.

Available in stores on Wednesday, October 4th:

ELSEWHERE #3 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin, cover by Kesgin & Riley

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“Elsewhere” #3 (The Walking Dead Variant)

EXTREMITY #7 by Daniel Warren Johnson, cover by Johnson

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“Extremity” #7 (The Walking Dead Variant)

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Image Comics Reveals “Jonathan Hickman Designed” Variant Covers For August

Hey there my comic book loving readers. It’s time to showcase another batch of Image Comics variant cover editions as the company celebrates their 25th Anniversary. For August we are getting a batch of 10 different covers that are designed by artist Jonathan Hickman. Check out the press release and the few reveals below.

The Press Release:
Image Comics is pleased to reveal two of ten variants planned for August’s 25th anniversary theme—a month of Jonathan Hickman cover designs. The bestselling co-creator of EAST OF WEST and THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, Hickman is also known for his high-concept cover design and will have full creative reign in interpreting a range of ongoing creator-owned series with these special variants. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 2nd:

EAST OF WEST #34 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
ELSEWHERE #1 by Jay Faerber & Sumeyye Kesgin

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 9th:

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #30 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #4 by Chad Bowers & Jim Towe

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 16th:

GENIUS: CARTEL #1 by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
RAT QUEENS #5 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 23rd:

GENERATION GONE #2 by Aleš Kot & André Lima Araújo
THE HARD PLACE #1 by Doug Wagner & Nic Rummel

Available in stores on Wednesday, August 30th:

RINGSIDE #11 by Joe Keatinge & Nick Barber
SPAWN #277 by Todd McFarlane

PiercingMetal Thoughts: You’ll have to excuse me for a moment but I am really getting a little annoyed at these teaser emails with one or two images from a whole batch. Perhaps the completely comicbook focused websites love them and have the means to do four or five posts about a single item but here at at the Metal Command HQ I can only get to one of them per topic so I prefer having all that I need to show you in one big sweep. Sigh. Anyway, let me get back on track here. I don’t purchase the variant covers unless they really speak to me from the shelves at the local comic book shop and with the amount of new titles that keep coming out they REALLY have to speak to me to be added to the collection. So what do you readers think about the idea of this latest batch of variants? Are you a fan of Jonathan Hickman’s stuff? Will you be purchasing them? Let me know in the comments section below and I will see you soon with more stuffs. If the other images come in soon I will edit them into this posting as its going to be my only post about the topic.

Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com

“East Of West” #34 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Elsewhere” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Generation Gone” #2 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Genius” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Rat Queens” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Hard Place” #1 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“The Wicked and The Divine” #30 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)
“Youngblood” #20 (Jonathan Hickman Variant)

Image Comics Reveals “Images Of Tomorrow” Variant Covers For July

I’ve been doing these “variant covers” posts in celebration of the Image Comics 25th anniversary because each month the publisher has been issuing some very interesting stuff. If you’ve missed any of the posts from the past few months, just click on THIS LINK to recap because there is always a chance you can find some of the ones that you are interested in at your local comic book shop. The July plan is for “18” of their titles to get “Images Of Tomorrow” variant covers. This post features the first “9” that were revealed. Here we go.

The Press Release:
IMAGE COMICS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH IMAGES OF TOMORROW VARIANT COVERS: Image Comics is pleased to reveal the first six of 18 variants planned for July’s 25th anniversary theme—“Images of Tomorrow.” After 25 years of ushering in waves of bestselling, award-winning, and groundbreaking comics, these variants will celebrate the longevity of Image Comics’ series with covers speculating possible future events in their storylines. Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants.

Available in stores on Wednesday, July 5th:

RAT QUEENS #4 by Kurtis Wiebe & Owen Gieni, cover by Jim Valentino & Chance Wolf

“Rat Queens” #4 (Images Of Tomorrow Variant)

SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 by Rick Remender & James Harren, cover by Farel Dalrymple
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