Monday’s have been the scene of some truly incredible tour announcements and then also some that make you sit back and wonder what made the promoters organize them since in most cases the two sides of the coin are vastly different. Such is the news about Blink 182 and Lil Wayne doing a summer co-headlining tour. Check out the press release, poster and the dates and I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Multi-platinum, award winning artists blink-182 and Lil Wayne announced they’ll be hitting the road together for the first time ever on a co-headlining tour across North America this summer. Special guest Neck Deep will join on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the massive 38-city outing will kick off June 27th in Columbus, OH and make stops in Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping September 16th in Cincinnati, OH. The tour will see both artists playing indoors and outdoors in arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. and Canada all summer long.
To celebrate the upcoming tour, blink-182 and Lil Wayne recently got together to record a special tour announcement video, featuring a mash-up of their hits “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli.” Watch the video now
Hey it’s that time of the year again for the Grammy Award nominations and since its always a fun talking point to present the artists that our reader demographic are most interested in. I’m speaking of course about the Rock and Metal categories with a touch of Alternative thrown in for good measure. I’ll be adding my own personal choice below each category and I’ll be polling you at the close. Let’s go.
Best Rock Performance:
“Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” — Alabama Shakes
“Don’t Hurt Yourself” — Beyonce´ Featuring Jack White
“Blackstar” — David Bowie
“The Sound Of Silence” — Disturbed
“Heathens” — Twenty One Pilots
PiercingMetal’s Pick: Wow Beyonce in the Rock Category! What is this musical world coming to? I guess we shall see her being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next. Moving on, I’m going to hope that the late great David Bowie wins the award since he left us with so much over the years that it would be a great way to respect his passing and creative genius. Disturbed also did a bang up job on the Simon and Garfunkel classic tune that they are deserving.
Best Metal Performance:
“Shock Me” — Baroness
“Slivera” — Gojira
“Rotting in Vain” — Korn
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
“The Price Is Wrong” — Periphery
PiercingMetal’s Pick: Nice. These are some great nominations for the Metal stuff and while I am personally leaning towards Megadeth I would not mind seeing Gojira or Baroness win the Grammy. These last two are newer to some listeners but they have been offering up the Heavy Metal good for a bunch of years and are to be commended for it. Good luck to all participants in this category. Continue reading The 2017 Grammy Nominations Are Here→
Blink 182 will take you back in time with their anthems of youth out at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Get there early and enjoy some beach time. You deserve it, especially if its hot which they say it will be.
Blink 182 will help the Big Apple rise and shine with their performance at the park for “Good Morning America”. Check out some details on this.
“2016 marks the 8th year that ABC’s Good Morning America hosts its Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Doors open at 6AM. Concerts air live on the “Good Morning America” show from 7 – 9AM. All concerts are free and open to the public.