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Adrenaline Mob Announces “We The People” Second Leg Dates

Fans of the Adrenaline Mob will be excited to learn about the bands second leg of touring for their latest album “We The People”. You can check out the poster, press and secured dates below. I’ll close out with some additional editorial notions.

The Press Release:
Hard rock/metal outfit ADRENALINE MOB have announced dates for the second leg of their “We The People” North American tour. Sponsored by ROCK’D BOURBON WHISKEY, the tour will commence in Dayton, OH on August 18 and reach its final stop on September 23 in Providence, RI. Direct support will be provided by labelmates RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA along with additional support from Dark Sky Choir. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 14.
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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings “The Christmas Attic” To 2014

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We might be in the throes of a blazing summer at the moment but that is all the more reason to share the announcement about the Winters greatest concert experience which is none other than The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. For the past two year’s the orchestra has presented “The Lost Christmas Eve” to fans across the country and now it is time to debut “The Christmas Attic”. Fans of the group will recall that this is the title of their second album and it has never been presented in full even though we would find songs peppered into the set list during other shows. The tour banner is below for your enjoyment and then comes all of the dates on the run. Be sure to get a pencil and paper ready or just use your mobile device since no one seems to write anything down anymore. Here we go.

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I’ve painstakingly culled together the sum total of all the gigs on this run. The East Coast and the West Coast, along with the matinee and evening show and you might want to get a cup of coffee before you dig into this massive list.

The Tour Dates:
Nov 13, 2014 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center (4:00 PM)
Nov 13, 2014 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center (8:00 PM)
Nov 13, 2014 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid-America Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 14, 2014 – Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (3:30 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (8:00 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 15, 2014 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 16, 2014 – Colorado Springs, CO @ World Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum (7:30 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 19, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 20, 2014 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 20, 2014 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 21, 2014 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Raleigh, NC @ The PNC Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Raleigh, NC @ The PNC Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 22, 2014 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (7:30 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Portland, OR @ The Moda Center (3:00 PM)
Nov 23, 2014 – Portland, OR @ The Moda Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (4:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (8:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 26, 2014 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (3:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (8:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (4:00 PM)
Nov 28, 2014 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena (3:30 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 29, 2014 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena (8:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center (3:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center (7:30 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena (3:00 PM)
Nov 30, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena (7:30 PM)
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“Z-Rock: Season 2” by ZO2

Artist: ZO2
Title: “Z-Rock: Season 2”
Label: Anchor Bay
Release Date: 6/8/2010
Genre: Comedy/Rock Reality
Rating: 3/5

Picking up from what appeared to be only a few months later than when our first season of “Z-Rock” ended, we find the fabulous Z Brothers getting back together and trying their hand at Rock and Roll stardom for the second time. A lot had transpired during the first season as well and while the band came close to a deal it never ended up panning out. Such is the life of a Rock and Roll band and all you can do is pick up the pieces along with your instruments and press on as best as possible. With Season Two we find the premise remaining largely the same as their manager Dina (played by Lynn Koplitz) and Neil (played by Jay Oakerson). There is a little of everything that one expects in a show like this and it felt like they were going for the laughs a little more this time around and moving farther away from the “reality” aspect. I felt this way after a couple of the more ridiculous situations that the band found themselves in such as the wrestling episode and the political rally episode. Yes these things could actually happen but there was much more on the slapstick side but I guess that is alright since I had already mentioned that I viewed this as a more mature, modern day type of “The Monkees”. Across the season the band encounters Steel Panther, Chris Jericho and Mini-KISS while Dave Navarro, John Popper, Dee Snider, and Joan Rivers make returns and continue to play their real life selves. I think that I would have preferred the real KISS considering ZO2 opened for them in real life.
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PiercingMetal Spotlights: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

For those who have been living under a rock, let me inform you about the juggernaut of musical enterprise that is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – it is a power packed ensemble that first came into the public eye with the “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” CD and since that time has performed for record numbers of wide-eyed fans. Primarily a holiday themed group, the original premise of the TSO came from producer Paul O’Neill who was instrumental in a number of Savatage releases in terms of the musical direction that the group took. As a matter of fact the bands signature number “Christmas Eve Sarajevo” was originally presented on that bands “Dead Winter Dead” CD. The rest is as they say history. We’ve covered every release from the band and have seen them perform a number of times. To enjoy our articles on the various Trans-Siberian Orchestra adventures just click their logo below to launch the query.

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Since the original time that I had this group in my no longer used “Artist Of The Month” section on PiercingMetal.com, a number of changes have happened with the lineup but the music and show grows bigger and better each and every year. I start getting goosebumps in anticipation of it happening around October when the tickets usually go on sale. Once you see it for yourself you will understand why.

Official Website: www.trans-siberian.com

Be sure to check out this amazing group by investigating their catalog via one of these Amazon.com links.

“Z-Rock: Season 1” by ZO2

Artist: Z02
Title: “Z-Rock: Season 1”
Label: Anchor Bay
Release Date: 6/9/2009
Genre: Comedy/Rock Reality
Rating: 3/5

If you are from NYC and you hit a lot of shows then I think that there is a good chance that you are aware of one of our local music sensations with the band ZO2. The guys are always entertaining with their brand of KISS meets Aerosmith tinged Hard Rock and their very catchy original tunes are laced with wonderful harmonies. However, this review is not about the band’s music or live show but about the recently aired scripted reality comedy that was a weekly feature on the IFC channel at the tail end of 2008. The show stars the brothers Z (who are also known by Paulie and David Zablidowsky and are brothers in real life to boot) along with their drummer and longtime friend Joey Cassata. The premise of the program shows the bands struggles as a group that is trying to make it big by meeting the right people, playing their shows and keeping a busy regimen during the daylight hours doing other jobs that allow them to fund the musical enterprise. Of course the daytime job is that of being a band that performs at children’s parties so the chaos ensues as they walk the fine line between decency and Rock and Roll decadence. As you can probably tell already that is a very fine line for sure.
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