Sure Monday is generally a solid day of touring and special event announcements, but lately Tuesday has been proving that its got some game itself and is more than only being about the tacos (mmmmmmm tacos). Case in point comes the news that A Day To Remember will be launching “The Degenerates” Tour this Fall. Take a look down below the poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the close.
The Press Release:
Today A Day To Remember announced The Degenerates Tour for Fall 2019. Special guests I Prevail and Beartooth will join on most dates. A Day To Remember were recently featured on Marshmello’s single “Rescue Me,” making their first new music since 2016’s acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch and listen HERE. Later this month, A Day To Remember will embark on a run of UK and European festival dates, including headline performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek will kick off September 6th in Buffalo, NY before settling in for the first ever Self Help Festival Massachusetts on September 7th in Worcester, MA. The band will then head west for the return of Self Help Festival San Bernardino on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA. After the two massive Self Help Festivals as well as other September festival appearances, the tour will fully gear up and make stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and more before wrapping November 23rd in Fayetteville, NC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Continue reading A Day To Remember Announces “The Degenerates” Fall Tour→
Last night, the Loudwire Awards for 2017 were held in the sunny (and apparently sweltering) Hollywood, CA. We didn’t attend of course but made sure to make some notes for the Metal heads over on this side of the fence. For those interested in the outcome, here are the winners of the various awards that were handed out.
Best Drummer: Mario Duplantier of Gojira
Best New Artist: Greta Van Fleet
Most Dedicated Fans: Babymetal
Breakthrough Band Of The Year: Beartooth
Hard Rock Artist Of The Year: Stone Sour
Metal Song Of The Year: Executioner’s Tax” by Powertrip
Metal Artist Of The Year: Avenged Sevenfold
Metal Album Of The Year: “The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold
Hard Rock Song Of The Year: “Come And Get It” by I Prevail
Hard Rock Album Of The Year: “Hydrograd” by Stone Sour
Vocalist Of The Year: Chester Bennington (RIP) of Linkin Park
Best Bassist: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Best Guitarist: Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Solo
Best Live Band: Iron Maiden
Humanitarian Award: Sammy Hagar
Lemmy Award: Rob Halford, The Metal God of Judas Priest
Courage Award: Tony Iommi, The Riff God of Black Sabbath
If you are interested in seeing who these winners beat out in the competition just click over to my rundown of the nominees on THIS LINK.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you think about the outcome? Were you surprised by any of it or are you outraged at some of the choices? Remember this is what the fans rallied behind, I don’t really think there is a secreted committee doing any of this like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Oh yeah and by the way, have you made your voice count on that roster of nominees? If you haven’t, you better get on it since bands like Judas Priest and The Cars are in the running and amount to two personal favorites of mine. My article about the nominees for that honor can be found on THIS LINK. Closing up let me say “congratulations to all of the winners”. Until next time.
The other day the band Bring Me The Horizon made a Facebook announcement. I’ve transcribed the short clip for your indulgence.
“In 2017 Bring Me The Horizon will invade North America. Lock your doors, bolt your windows. The American Nightmare Tour with very special guests. March and April 2017. You have been warned.” – As you can see very brief and to the point. They’ll be bringing along Underoath and Beartooth and the dates are below. Check it out. Continue reading Bring Me The Horizon Announce “American Nightmare” Tour For 2017→