Metalheads of the European Union side, the Japanese side and even further…we are here to let you know that the Iron Maiden is gonna get ya as the dates for their continuing “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour hits more festivals and countries were recently announced. The brief band statement comes from their Official Website and I’ve added in some closing editorial for good measure. Take a look.
The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020 heading to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a first ever visit to The Philippines. This will be followed by shows in Israel and Dubai before circling back into Europe for a final run which will be mainly Festival and headline stadium dates, plus some arena shows, and will include countries and cities not visited on previous legs. So far, the band has played to close to two million fans in 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened in 2018, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil. Continue reading Iron Maiden Reveals “Legacy Of The Beast” 2020 European Dates and More→
As you readers know, in addition to all of the TOURS AND FESTIVALS that we post about in that Category on PiercingMetal, there are also a whole lot of awesome Music Cruises to choose from and I’m going to continue to post the alerts and updates about the ones we find most interesting. One of the most famous of them all is the “70000Tons Of Metal” excursion and the bands have begun to be announced. As a rule of thumb I will continually edit this post to reflect the new alerts and share it repeatadley across the socials so lets go.
The Confirmed Bands Are As Follows:Emperor, Epica, Haggard, Origin, Einherjer, Leaves’ Eyes, Candlemass, Moonsorrow, Venom, Wintersun, Sortilege, Kampfar, Flotsam and Jetsam, Devin Townsend, Cruachan, At The Gates, Aborted, Archon Angel, Aether Realm, Grave Digger, Kissin’ Dynamite, Trollfest, Soen, Michael Schenker, The Agonist, Ihsahn, Axxis, Omnium Gatherum, Stamina, Finntroll, Bloodbound, Suffocation, Orphaned Land, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Edenbridge, Suffocation, November’s Doom, Havok, Whiplash, The Faceless, Ghost Ship Octavius, Exodus, Seven Witches, Ross The Boss, Vio-Lence, Aeternam, Toxik, Brujeria, Once Human, Possessed, Striker, Without Waves, Wilderun and Soilwork.
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About 70000TONS OF METAL: 70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands on board a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas.
The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the World, offers guests complimentary fine dining, 22 bars and lounges, 24 hour room service, and a host of activities and on board amenities. With seven consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3,000 Metalheads a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world class Heavy Metal bands.
Every band plays twice and you get unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All-Star Jam, Meet & Greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops, exclusive Album Premiere Listening Sessions and much more. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a Backstage Pass. If that’s not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore their Caribbean dream destination with Artist escorted shore excursions.
For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2020, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, events details and more, please visit the websitelinked at the close of this announcement. Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook and Twitter (also linked at the close).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As this will be a continuous list I will refrain from commenting just yet.
Sometimes we have to share the touring news about bands that we’ve not managed to see in concert but that’s not the case with this one as three of the four are well-known to us here at the Metal Media Command HQ. That said let’s look at the latest invasion plans, I mean “touring plans” by Metal Blade Records recording artist Tyr!!!!
The Press Release:
This May, Faroese-based folk metal band TYR will headline a North American tour with Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, and Aeternam. The journey will kick off on May 5th in Brooklyn, New York and wind its way through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a close on May 28th in Atlanta, Georgia. See all confirmed dates below. TYR founding frontman Heri Joensen comments: “It’s been way too long since we visited Vinland, and we’re hellbent on having a blast of a time on this trip!”
The Tour Dates:
5/05/2018: Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
5/06/2018: Alchemy – Providence, RI
5/07/2018: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
5/08/2018: Salle Multi – Quebec City, QC
5/09/2018: Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
5/10/2018: Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
5/11/2018: The Forge – Joliet, IL
5/12/2018: The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/13/2018: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
5/15/2018: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/16/2018: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/17/2018: Hawthorne – Portland, OR
5/19/2018: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
5/20/2018: Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
5/21/2018: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/22/2018: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2018: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/25/2018: Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
5/27/2018: Haven Lounge – Orlando, FL
5/28/2018: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Continue reading Tyr Announces North American Tour→
Contributor Steven Stolper was following up to some inquiries I had made of him recently and then shared that he was away for the weekend enjoying the findings at the annual ProgPower USA Festival that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage Atlanta theater. Historically speaking, PiercingMetal has NEVER been to the event but we’ve occasionally had interest in going based on the lineup for the year. With Steven on point, I asked for a quick briefing of the acts that he saw. Here are his transmissions to the High Command from the field.
ProgPower USA Musings. Day 1: It’s the end of summer. The time for the great annual Southern pilgrimage for fans of progressive and power metal. Every year fans of the genre from all over the world converge on Atlanta to feast their eyes and ears on the kind of music normally reserved for the big European metal fests. Following are some brief comments on the bands’ performances.
Power Quest (UK):
First North American appearance by this veteran British collective. Their guitar players could not make it over the pond so they recruited two Americans , including Bill Hudson (Jon Oliva, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Dirkschneider). The music was solid European style power metal, similar to Helloween. They were let down a bit by lackluster sound mix that did no favors to the vocals. Matt Smith of Theocracy, a great American power metal band, joined them on stage for a few songs.