By the looks of it, it sure seems to be a Monday that is the most Monday of Mondays with the chill in the air and the overall gloomy weather which makes staying inside as opposed to work or school the better option. You can’t do that of course since it’s not a good idea but that said, its awesome to learn some of the new tours that will be heading our way in 2020. This is the plans from the exciting Five Finger Death Punch.
The Press Release:
4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills. The tour is co-produced by FRANK PRODUCTIONS and LIVE NATION. See all dates below. Continue reading Five Finger Death Punch Announces Massive 2020 Spring Arena Tour→
Sure Monday is generally a solid day of touring and special event announcements, but lately Tuesday has been proving that its got some game itself and is more than only being about the tacos (mmmmmmm tacos). Case in point comes the news that A Day To Remember will be launching “The Degenerates” Tour this Fall. Take a look down below the poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the close.
The Press Release:
Today A Day To Remember announced The Degenerates Tour for Fall 2019. Special guests I Prevail and Beartooth will join on most dates. A Day To Remember were recently featured on Marshmello’s single “Rescue Me,” making their first new music since 2016’s acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch and listen HERE. Later this month, A Day To Remember will embark on a run of UK and European festival dates, including headline performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek will kick off September 6th in Buffalo, NY before settling in for the first ever Self Help Festival Massachusetts on September 7th in Worcester, MA. The band will then head west for the return of Self Help Festival San Bernardino on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA. After the two massive Self Help Festivals as well as other September festival appearances, the tour will fully gear up and make stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and more before wrapping November 23rd in Fayetteville, NC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Continue reading A Day To Remember Announces “The Degenerates” Fall Tour→
Last night, the Loudwire Awards for 2017 were held in the sunny (and apparently sweltering) Hollywood, CA. We didn’t attend of course but made sure to make some notes for the Metal heads over on this side of the fence. For those interested in the outcome, here are the winners of the various awards that were handed out.
Best Drummer: Mario Duplantier of Gojira
Best New Artist: Greta Van Fleet
Most Dedicated Fans: Babymetal
Breakthrough Band Of The Year: Beartooth
Hard Rock Artist Of The Year: Stone Sour
Metal Song Of The Year: Executioner’s Tax” by Powertrip
Metal Artist Of The Year: Avenged Sevenfold
Metal Album Of The Year: “The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold
Hard Rock Song Of The Year: “Come And Get It” by I Prevail
Hard Rock Album Of The Year: “Hydrograd” by Stone Sour
Vocalist Of The Year: Chester Bennington (RIP) of Linkin Park
Best Bassist: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Best Guitarist: Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Solo
Best Live Band: Iron Maiden
Humanitarian Award: Sammy Hagar
Lemmy Award: Rob Halford, The Metal God of Judas Priest
Courage Award: Tony Iommi, The Riff God of Black Sabbath
If you are interested in seeing who these winners beat out in the competition just click over to my rundown of the nominees on THIS LINK.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you think about the outcome? Were you surprised by any of it or are you outraged at some of the choices? Remember this is what the fans rallied behind, I don’t really think there is a secreted committee doing any of this like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Oh yeah and by the way, have you made your voice count on that roster of nominees? If you haven’t, you better get on it since bands like Judas Priest and The Cars are in the running and amount to two personal favorites of mine. My article about the nominees for that honor can be found on THIS LINK. Closing up let me say “congratulations to all of the winners”. Until next time.
Hey there my readers, its time to share another touring announcement with you and this one comes care of the camp handling the media affairs of I Prevail….. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Detroit, Michigan rockers I PREVAIL announce dates for their Fall headline tour Rage On The Stage. Featuring metalcore scene favorites We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate providing support for the trek, the North American tour kicks off on September 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes in Des Moines, IA on December 2nd.
When asked about picking support for the run, lead guitarist Steve Menoian explains, “We designed this tour based on the great shows that we saw when we were kids. We wanted it to have as many of the great moments as we could and hope the fans will have as much fun as we’re going to have on stage.” The band promises staging and special effects for this run that will amaze.
I Prevail’s announcement of Rage On The Stage follows their massive run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, during which the band played the Journey’s Left Foot Main Stage. Propelled by the rise of their power ballad single “Alone,” which has invaded the Top 5 of the Top Rock Songs Chart, Lifelines has been able to move over 170,000 units since its release last October, continuing to remain in the Top 20 of the iTunes Rock Albums Chart. Continue reading I Prevail Announces The “Rage On The Stage” Fall Tour→
I Prevail will bring their interesting sound to their fans with support from Islander, Wage War and Assuming We Survive. What a great way to celebrate winter as hot music helps to keep you nice and warm.