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)→
Artist: Ace Frehley Title: “Anomaly” (Deluxe Edition) Label: eOne Entertainment Release Date: 10/6/2017 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4.5/5
Back in 2009, the world was excited as all heck about the return to recording by the legendary Ace Frehley, the forever Space Man of the band KISS where he used to sonically shred us on the lead guitar. The album was called “Anomaly” and at the time came care of Rocket Science Records. I reviewed that release on the website and you can see that care of THIS LINK. However, now that the Space Ace has been signed to the fine folks at eOne Entertainment AND re-issued this album as a spiffy Deluxe Edition, I am rehashing my original thoughts about the album (since they are the same as they were back then) and then closing out with words on the newly added Bonus Tracks. Take a look.
“Has it really been 20 years since the last Ace Frehley solo record was released? Yes my friends it has because in 1989, The Space Ace would release his final album with Frehley’s Comet “Trouble Walkin’” and eventually find his way back to KISS for reunion shows in full makeup. From this he would return to his solo career and that brings us to the present and to his stellar new release – “Anomaly”. I know what you are saying and that is probably something like “Twenty years? This better be good” and you have a right to be concerned because Guns ‘N Roses took sixteen to put out “Chinese Democracy” and that album was uhm well, let’s move along shall we. The great thing is that the Ace record does live up to expectations and delivers on all counts that one could have hoped it would have. We have been finding ourselves in the year of the throwback release and this means that a legacy artist is returning to a form that made them so special to us in the first place and as far as “Anomaly” is concerned, I would have to say that this is the natural successor to the groundwork first delivered on his 1978 solo release and then on his debut with Frehley’s Comet for their self titled album with just a touch of “Second Sighting” tossed in for good measure. I realize that I appear to be putting it on thick but in truth this is no exaggeration which the listeners will quickly understand as opening track “Foxy & Free” opens up with its crunching riff and rock solid drums. The first single Ace put forth for the release comes up next with “Outer Space” which is a good tune but not one I would have opted to make my first listen. A slight sarcastic wit comes out during “Pain In The Neck” where Ace shows us how not all relationships are peaches and cream. We get a tasty rendition of The Sweet’s “Fox On The Run” that while bearing none of the familiar synthesizers or high pitched vocals is still a nice cover.” Continue reading “Anomaly” (Deluxe Edition) by Ace Frehley→
In the coming days, the mighty Black Sabbath will call it a career and “retire” in the sense that one does in the Heavy Metal music world. Their music however will never call it quits for their millions of fans and tribute acts like Zakk Sabbath (which is the one fronted by Black Label Society’s own Zakk Wylde) will be starting off the heat of the summer at the tail end of Spring with some tour dates. Check them out below.
We are hitting the road again at the end of MAY with Special Guest Beastmaker!
The Tour Dates:
5/19: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
5/23: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/26: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Dallas
5/28: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Saint Louis
5/30: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/02: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/04: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6/06: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
6/07: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/08: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I’ve only seen some YouTube.com videos of ZS and those show that the act is a tight effort all around. I expected as much since Zakk played with Ozzy for so long and is well versed in the legendary material. I’m glad that a show at our own regional Gramercy Theatre will be happening since I’d like to catch this for sure. What do you readers think of this brief outing? Are you big fans of Zakk and his Sabbath renditions or will you forever pine that the legendary band has moved into a well-deserved retirement. Let me know in the comments section below. Oh yeah and fans of the Fast Food Metal variety might want to catch “Mac Sabbath” who will be playing the region in March if memory serves me correctly.