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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces 20th Anniversary Winter Tour

The cooler breeze that’s being enjoyed in my metropolis today was almost the perfect lead into the news about the Winter 2018 tour by the mighty Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Once more, the pair of massive ensembles will be hitting the road to entertain you like few others can ever manage and the full press release and ALL tour dates are below for your examination. Get thee reading.

The Press Release:
Marking the band’s 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2018. TSO’s annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year after year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition. This year’s 20th anniversary tour, a presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” featuring founder/composer/lyricist Paul O’Neill’s timeless story of a runaway who finds her way into a mysterious abandoned theater, is set to begin on November 14th and will visit 65 cities across North America, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th (see full itinerary below). TSO’s Winter Tour 2018 is presented by Hallmark Channel.

Beginning today, August 20th, through August 31st, the Winter Tour 2018 will begin its “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” where all fans can sign up at tso.tmverifiedfan.com (powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan) for exclusive access to the best tickets for the best price before tickets go on-sale to the general public. Pre-sales will begin for TSO fan club members on September 5th at 10:00 a.m. local time for November 14th though November 30th tour dates; on September 6th at 10 a.m. local time for December 1 through December 16 tour dates; and on September 7th at 10 a.m. local time for December 17 through December 30th. Fans who are not members of TSO’s fan club, and who have registered during the “12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration” will have the opportunity to participate in a presale on September 11thand 12th. General public on sale is set to begin on September 14th. For more details on tour dates and all on sales, visit the link below.
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“Ballad Of The Lonely Hearts” (Single) by Black Veil Brides

Artist: Black Veil Brides
Title: “Ballad Of The Lonely Hearts” (Single)
Label: Lava Music/Republic Records
Release Date: 1/27/2018
Genre: Melodic Metal
Rating: 4/5

If I promised that my quick summary of “Wake Up” would be my final of the single reviews for the latest album by the Black Veil Brides” then you have caught me in a little white lie. My plan was to get you a longer viewpoint of “Vale” but I’ve been running around prepping for this, that and the other thing and since there was another song unveiled as a single today I figured why not. Let’s give a quick thought about the bands sixth offering from the new album “Ballad Of The Lonely Hearts”.
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Greta Van Fleet Announces Initial North American Tour Dates

The Press Release:
Greta Van Fleet, who took the 2017 music scene by storm with its dynamic rock ‘n’ roll debut single “Highway Tune” claiming the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views in 2017 alone, selling out every single one of its headline dates in advance, and being named Loudwire’s “Best New Artist,” will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13. The band’s itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals as well as headline dates that will see them playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities. Five of the dates – Houton, Dallas, Nashville and two nights in Detroit – went on sale last week and all sold out in under 15-minutes. Tickets for Greta Van Fleet’s headline dates for this leg go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26; log on to www.gretavanfleet.com

“We love making music and we love playing shows, but we never expected anything like the attention we’ve been getting,” said bassist Sam Kizska. “We are truly humbled by the response we’ve gotten, and are very excited to get back on the road and play for our fans.”

Prior to the tour, the Frankenmuth, MI-based Greta Van Fleet – 21-year old vocalist Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake (guitar, also 21) and Sam (bass, keys, 18), and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums, also 18) – are spending January and February recording its debut full-length album anticipated to be released late Spring/early Summer (Lava/Republic Records). The album will be recorded in Nashville and Detroit and produced by Al Sutton and Marlon Young, the duo that helmed the band’s critically-acclaimed, chart-topping/breakout EPs, Black Smoke Rising (4/21/17) and the follow up From The Fires double EP (11/10/17). For the album, the band has an archive of songs written over the past few years as well as brand new material penned late last year when they spent a week in the Tennessee woods. So, fans can look forward to the next evolution of, as Revolver magazine put it, Greta Van Fleet’s “high-octane, soul-and R&B-influenced riff rock.”
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“Wake Up” (Single) by Black Veil Brides

Artist: Black Veil Brides
Title: “Wake Up” (Single)
Label: Lava Music/Republic Records
Release Date: 1/12/2018
Genre: Melodic Metalcore
Rating: 4/5

I guess I spoke too soon when I assumed that “The Last One” was going to be the final single from the recently released Black Veil Brides album “Vale”. The full album came out yesterday and since we haven’t gotten an official copy yet I decided to speak to this single as well. Sure I can listen to the whole thing on Spotify which is the common thing to do nowadays but with the BVB I like to see what they do with the overall packaging and in terms of photos. Here we go.
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“The Last One” (Single) by Black Veil Brides

Artist: Black Veil Brides
Title: “The Last One” (Single)
Label: Lava Music/Republic Records
Release Date: 12/22/2017
Genre: Melodic Metalcore
Rating:

The guys in the Black Veil Brides have really been keeping their fans excited about the looming arrival of the album “Vale” as we arrive at the fourth and I imagine final single from the album. The song is called “The Last One” so one would assume this to be the final “taste” of the new work until it hits the shelves in your local brick and mortar shop and the online retailers. Having discussed the previous singles “The Outsider”, “My Vow” and “When They Call My Name” over the last few months I figured why not keep the process going and share what I thought about “The Last One”.
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