Like many of the tours that were supposed to be coming around, the one for Insomnium was cancelled due to the at the time building Coronavirus Pandemic. Sadly, the band had just arrived and did one gig before going right back to Finland. We discussed that HERE and so many others followed based on the virus. This news below shows how some bands are dealing with the loss of their touring income. Read on.
The Press Release:
Finland’s Melodic Death Metal band, INSOMNIUM will play an exclusive worldwide live stream show on Friday May 29th starting at 1PM EDT. The stream broadcast will start half an hour before showtime and will be availalbe for 7 days after the show. The band will perform their illustrious magnum opus, Winter’s Gate (2016), which was lauded as one of the best albums of the past decade by the revered Inferno Magazine. Insomnium will also play a selection of songs from other past albums. Topping it off, after the show there will be a live chat with fans. Continue reading Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum Announce Exclusive Live Stream Concert→
Swallow the Sun will host an acoustic live gig from Sonic Pump Studios on 7th of May at 20:00 (UTC+3). As you’ve heard, our North American tour is postponed to 2021 and it looks like we will not do much summer festivals either. This is why we need your support and we want to offer you a special evening with possibility to chat with the band between songs. Due to Corona situation, there will be 4 members on stage, Mikko, Jaani, Juuso and Juho.
Holy frigging Hell, has this been a few perilous weeks or what? I don’t know about you readers but I have been a bundle of nerves based on this Coronavirus Pandemic and really cannot wait until things are in as normal a state as is possible. Now I’ve been diligently updating my own Events Calendar along with keeping you all as informed as is possible to do. With so many cancellations over the last few weeks its a sigh of relief to share the rescheduling news and the latest comes from our Finnish friends in Swallow The Sun who will make sure that our Metal Month of March comes in like some Doomish Lion. Here is the update and revised dates.
The Press Release:
As we are aware of the global pandemic and current situation, we have rescheduled our North American headlining tour for next year beginning in March-April 2021. We knew this would be a possibility, but we wanted to wait it out until things were certain and for all of us in the music industry, it has come to this, unfortunately. We look forward to seeing you all soon and can only hope to get back to doing what we love. Stay safe and healthy. “21 Years Of Gloom, Beauty, and Despair”; Brought to you by Century Media Records – Support: Infected Rain Continue reading Swallow The Sun Reveal Rescheduled US Tour Dates For 2021→
Back in February, only a few short weeks ago at the time of this update – We helped to announce the news about the World Tour dates from Italy’s Lacuna Coil. If you missed that post, then please click HERE to see the whole thing. Since that time, there has been some alarming news that you are most probably aware of if you are not living under a rock. Of course, this actually seems like a safe place considering but I digress. Please read on.
The Official Statement:
ATTENTION SOUTH EAST ASIA‼️ We regret to inform our beloved fans of South East Asia that due to circumstances beyond our control we must cancel our upcoming shows in Dubai, Bangkok, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Jakarta. Our home region of Lombardia, Italy, is in the midst of a Coronavirus outbreak. While cancelling is heartbreaking for us, everyone’s health and safety must come first and this includes our fans. We’re confident this emergency will soon be contained and we can get back on the road to you. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. Ticket refunds are available for headline shows at points of purchase.
The Cancelled Dates: 13 Mar – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Boracay Club 18 Mar – Bangkok, Thailand – The Rock Pub 20 Mar – Melbourne, Australia – Download Festival Australia 21 Mar – Sydney, Australia – Download Festival Australia 23 Mar – Tokyo, Japan – Unit 24 Mar – Osaka, japan – Banana Hall 27 Mar – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest 28 Mar – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so it begins. I think fans of the tours best get ready for more news along these lines as this brand-new and apparently deadly virus starts making the rounds. So far many regions are unscathed but considering how much travel goes on and how few people pay attention to warning signs its better to be careful. Pay attention to your surroundings and do by all means wash your hands after everything. For the duration I will be adopting a positive thumbs-up method of hello as opposed to shaking anyone’s hand. Considering I am not neurotic like some of my friends this should cite how serious I am taking the growing concerns about this virus. Be careful out there my friends and to our musical friends in Lacuna Coil, we wish them the safest possible outcome during this scary time. That’s all I have for now, see you next time.
The Press Release:
Body Count are pleased to announce their partnership with Revolver Magazine & SiriusXM Liquid Metal to present the official Carnivore listening party at Sony Square NYC on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Space is limited, first come first serve. Fans should arrive between 7-7:30. Ice-T will be talking with SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s own Shawn The Butcher on the inspiration behind Carnivore. The Q&A will also be live streamed on Revolver & Inked Magazine’s Facebook pages. After the Q&A, fans will be treated to an exclusive first listen of Carnivore with refreshments provided by AriZona.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This sounds like a great time, and those interested in the region are going to want to act fast because this space is rather tight and doesn’t fit a whole bunch of people. I’d be interested in attending this myself because I used to follow the band a bit more closely back in the day and who doesn’t love some Arizona iced tea. It’s been awhile since I’ve been at Sony Square NYC as well with the last time I was there being for a Judas Priest album signing and to help celebrate the release of “Firepower” with their Pop-Up Shop. Check out that adventure by clicking HERE. It was a great thing to find being done and I wish more bands would do things like that but I digress as this post is about Body Count. Before I close this one up you can tell me about how interested you might be in attendance down in the comments section. If you can’t attend based on the logistics just order a copy of the new album care of Amazon.com down below.