As a frequent live concert goer, I’ve always indulged in the practice of arriving early enough to see the support acts. Over the years this has found me chatting up a bounty of talented people and many of these acts are now headliners in their own right. One of the bands are the folks over at Stitched Up Heart and they’ve recently revealed some tour dates for the Spring, and on select dates another band we’re fond of here at the Metal Media Command HQ is Kaleido. Check the poster and dates out below – I’ve only noted the ones Kaleido will be on since the rest are easily seen in the poster.
Stitched Up Heart Says: “We are excited to announce we will be playing some dates with our friends Kaleido ! Come hang out! <3"
Kaleido Says: "Excited to announce that we will be joining our friends Stitched Up Heart on some dates next month! Can't wait to see you guys!! <3"
The Tour Dates:
5/13 – New Bedford, MA The Vault Music Hall & Pub at Greasy Luck
5/14 – Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
5/16 – Westland, MI The Token Lounge
5/17 – Belvidere, IL The Apollo Theatre AC
5/18 – Ringle, WI The Q & Z Expo Center
5/20 – Joliet, IL The Forge
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m an advocate for arriving early and getting my money’s worth at a show and yes this still applies when I am using my assorted media passes because you just never know what you will see up there on the stage until you see it. Bands like Stitched Up Heart and Kaleido are also all about their fans and the support that you give them and can be found easily around the clubs they are playing or at their merch table doing signings and selfies and with so many of the giants charging an arm and a leg nowadays for the simplest of things I feel that some free stuff is a cool opportunity to take advantage of. I’ll be checking my schedule for the regionally close appearance since I’d like to check this one out as well and for those who are new to these names, just click on the Amazon.com codes for their two most recent singles. Hey, if you don’t like them after you purchase them we’ll even refund you the money from the Swiss Bank account of the PiercingMetal Media High Command HQ (fine print, no refunds will be honored as both tracks together are less than the smallest cup of Starbucks coffee). Those of you who have supported the bands should chime in and help their cause. We are all in this together after all. See you next time.
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.” Continue reading In This Moment & Halestorm Announce Co-Headlining Tour→
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!” Continue reading Stitched Up Heart Announce “Hearts In Hell” Headlining Tour→
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.
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‖. Continue reading HardDrive Live Announces 2016 Tour w Sick Puppies and More→