Greetings from Toy Fair 2018; I’m deeply entrenched in the massive Toy Industry Only event over at Javits Center but during a breather I saw this email tour announcement and said let’s get this online fast and furious. Here we go.
The Press Release:
Atlantic recording group Halestorm have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates —co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group In This Moment— begins April 30 at Houston, TX’s White Oak Music Hall — Lawn and then travels through mid-May. See below itinerary.
Support throughout the trek comes from special guests New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart.
The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, FL’s Rockville 2018 (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, FL’s Fort Rock (April 28); and Charlotte, NC’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5). For ticket information and VIP packages, please go here.
“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” says Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. “We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”
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My May is already looking like a steamroller based on all the upcoming shows, comic book releases and opening films and let’s not overlook the constantly being added tours. That said, the folks in Stitched Up Heart have announced a month long headlining run and you can learn about it below. Check out the poster, press release and dates. I’ll close it up with additional thoughts. Here we go.
The Press Release:
Los Angeles-based Hard Rock outfit STITCHED UP HEART have announced their upcoming Summer headlining tour. The month long trek, titled the “Hearts in Hell” tour, is set to begin in Las Vegas, NV on June 2 and will feature direct support from Hell or Highwater. Stitched Up Heart continue to tour on the strength of their Century Media debut album, Never Alone, featuring the singles “Finally Free”, “Monster” and “Catch Me When I Fall”. Meanwhile, Hell or Highwater are primed to release their new record, Vista, on May 19th (featuring the single “I Want It All”).
Speaking about the band’s upcoming tour, Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Alecia “Mixi” Demner comments:
“We could not be more excited to start the ‘Hearts In Hell’ tour! The last couple months away from the road have given us time to come up with some awesome surprises for this tour. We’re also very happy to be bringing our friends in Hell Or Highwater along for the action! We can all remember seeing when they were first starting out playing at dives in Anaheim. So come get wild with us and see a killer show!”
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Fans of former Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm might be excited at the notion of her upcoming headlining tour with the band Palisades, Stitched Up Heart and up and comers Letters From The Fire. Check out the cool poster.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I didn’t line out all the venues that she is performing at since I didn’t have an easy run down to copy and paste for you but everything is noted as far as cities go in the poster and if you click on THIS LINK you will be brought to Lacey’s touring page that denotes the stops. I just love that Lacey refers to her fans as “Sturmtroopers”. I find that hilarious especially since I am posting this particular touring notice on the release date for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Now I must admit that I never really followed Flyleaf or Lacey’s solo career afterwards so if I go to this show when it comes to NYC at The Marlin Room, its pretty much all going to be new to my musical mind. I have seen Stitched Up Heart a few times and love what they do AND have seen the singer for Letters From The Fire fronting another group as a fill in and she rocks. This is the kind of show that is musical education to me from beginning to end and I am going to arrive early and stay late. I suggest you do the same. It drops by our region in early February and I wonder what you readers think about this one. Will you be heading to one of the shows? What are we in store for as newbies? Any insight is welcome.
Lacey Sturm: http://www.laceysturm.com/
Stitched Up Heart: http://www.stitchedupheart.org/
Letters From The Fire: http://www.lettersfromthefire.net/
In my never-ending quest to keep you concert going mavens informed I was happy to see this press release hit the Metal Media Desk here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ. Yes my friends the HardDrive Live tour is back for 2016 and is bringing out a batch of interesting artists. This press copy is rather thorough and gives some keen insight into the numerous performers so I’ve embedded it all for you below the poster. After the run of dates I’ll return with some notes.
(March 01, 2016) – The 2016 HardDrive Live Tour is set to hit the road next month with SICK PUPPIES, RED SUN RISING, STITCHED UP HEART, HUDSON and SMASHING SATELLITES confirmed for the upcoming month long trek. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Houston, TX on April 22 and will run through May 21st where it will wrap up in St Louis, Missouri. The 2016 HardDrive Live Tour is produced in conjunction with Ledge Entertainment. Tickets, as well as VIP packages for Sick Puppies, will be available on Friday, March 04 at 10 A.M. via www.ticketmaster.com.
Since bursting into the rock scene, headliners Sick Puppies have sold over 1 million records, including a Gold album certification for their breakout second full-length Tri-Polar which yielded 2 million in single sales including the gold-certified ―You’re Going Down‖ as well as rock smashes ―Maybe‖, ―Riptide‖ and ―Odd One.‖ Sick Puppies fourth album is due to be released this spring and features the single, ―Stick To Your Guns‖.
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Artist: Stitched Up Heart
Title: “Finally Free” (Single)
Label: Another Century
Release Date: 10/1/2015
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to listen to music from the California based Stitched Up Heart who I’ve not done any sort of review of since my post about the “EP” that I enjoyed over on THIS LINK. Since I recently shared the bands brand new video with you in another post, I’ve opted to give another listen to the single and direct you readers to a purchasing medium. In my quick narrative about the video I said how the band seemed to have gone through a musical transition and showcases some clear sonic growth from that punkier, edgier stuff of old. I don’t mind the change at all and one of the clearest changes comes with singer Mixi who drops the growling and screaming on this number and instead lets a soaring register come to light. Its good stuff.
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