Tuesday is not usually known for being a day that makes folks happy (since its still so far away from the weekend and all) but with the updates from the Zakk Wylde media side of the fence today just might be the exception. Read on down to learn some awesome news and some special anniversary touring. I’ll return at the close of course.
The Press Release:
Entertainment One (eOne) has licensed the complete back catalog of Black Label Society (BLS), the hard rock group led by American guitar icon Zakk Wylde. In addition to the band’s last three albums which were released on eOne, the Company has licensed the following titles: Sonic Brew, Stronger Than Death, 1919 Eternal, The Blessed Hellride, Hangover Music Vol. VI, Mafia, and Shot to Hell. Fans can expect these titles in never-before-released formats over the next few years.
Considering that I keep receiving tour announcements on Mondays, it makes it harder and harder for me to be one of the pack saying that “I Don’t Like Mondays” with a beleaguered gasp. This brand new data from the folks at E1 Entertainment lines out some dates and plans for the band CKY so get your cup of coffee, prepare to attack the day and read on.
The Press Release:
CKY has announced a new crop of tour dates to kick off their 2019 touring season today consisting of nine shows throughout the northeast. The band had previously toured the U.S. with Nekrogoblikon in the U.S. late last year. The band’s record store day vinyl exclusive EP, Too Precious To Kill, is available digitally as of today. Too Precious to Kill, featuring a cover of GG Allin classic “Bite It You Scum,” was previously only available in select retail outlets as a Record Store Day exclusive. Continue reading CKY Announces Northeast Headlining Dates→
Now that Fall is finally here we are starting to get the tour announcements for the upcoming year and so without any further adieu, here are the plans for the band Pop Evil who will be doing another headlining run with comedian Don Jamieson supporting.
The Press Release:
Pop Evil has announced a brand new batch of 24 U.S. headline dates for next year in the never-ending support of their self-titled LP, which was released earlier this year. Veteran comedian and former VH1 That Metal Show host Don Jamieson will serve as direct support. THEM EVILS and SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT will open the tour on select dates.
As I’ve been trying to shine a spotlight on more tours when the information is handy enough to use and bring it to your attention, here is the recently revealed news about Pop Evil heading to Canada for a headlining tour with Royal Tusk as support. Check out the full press release and dates down below.
The Press Release:
Pop Evil has announced a fresh batch of headline tour dates in Canada today in continued support of their latest self-titled release. Dates will kick off on November 17, 2018, in Toronto at Lee’s Place hitting both coasts before wrapping up in Saskatoon at the Coors Event Centre on December 3, 2018. New label-mates Royal Tusk will support.
“We are very excited to finally be back North of the border in my home country of Canada,” says frontman Leigh Kakaty. Pop Evil is eager to perform for their fans in Canada. The only time the band has been there was at Rock The Park Festival in London, Ontario over the summer. Continue reading Pop Evil Announces Canadian 2018 Headlining Tour→
Artist: Ace Frehley Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY) Date: 9/16/2017 Label: e1 Entertainment
The man is electric and his electricity is contagious. Despite the nearby Megadeth and Scorpions show taking place just down the street at Madison Square Garden, Ace Frehley had the entirety of New York under his thumb right here at the Times Square staple B.B. King Blues Club. After all, this is his city. With a line of painted faces and a mix of KISS and solo Ace shirts forming outside at 3pm while the doors only open at 615pm, you could only expect that the Space Ace drew an international crowd of the most loyal fans fully ready to rock and roll all night. Sure enough, it was hard to even move in the club (unless, of course, the legend threw a guitar pick into the crowd, because everyone and their mother jumped and pushed for that square inch of magical plastic).
The Spaceman came in hot from Jendell between the hours of 8pm and 9pm and, without missing a beat, turned out a beautiful recreation of “Parasite,” a classic KISS fan favorite off of Hotter than Hell. The energy only intensified from then on out. His Space Invader hit, “Toys” was up next. Afterwards, the rock icon paused to appreciate 11 years of sobriety, but pointed out the fact that we were all still expected to drink just as long as we didn’t crash our cars on the way home, as he knows all too well how that feels. The night continued with Ace’s very own, “Rip It Out” off of his self-titled album, Ace Frehley followed by a version of Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald”. Each member of the Ace Fehley band had their night behind the mic, but first in rotation was Mr. Scot Coogan on drums who took lead on another KISS cover, “Love Gun”. After Ace sent a shout out to his former bandmate, Paul Stanley, Coogan performed doing the song a great justice and, no doubt, the crowd went wild for every reinvention of KISS. Ace grabbed back the lead with yet another KISS masterpiece, “Rocket Ride” and then took the energy right into his Anomaly release, “Sister”. Unlike most traditional rock bands (well, I guess KISS does it too), Ace gave way to a bass solo by Mr. Chris Wyse who proclaimed the integrity and significance of the bass guitar in rock music. Full of energy, Wyse took the lead on ANOTHER KISS favorite, “Strange Ways” again off of their 1974 release, Hotter than Hell. Continue reading Ace Frehley @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/16/2017)→