It wasn’t long ago that the Farmer’s Almanac started lining out its predictions for the Winter of 2015 and according to their analysts, we citizens of these United States East Coast faction can anticipate a teeth chatteringly cold winter that will span numerous cities. They said expect it to be colder than what we experienced in 2014 and that we should think of ourselves as a “refriger-nation”. Then the mighty Behemoth announced a tour that finds them joining forces with Cannibal Corpse and this event will melt even the thickest ice and snow and bring Hell just a little bit closer to the surface. Check out the poster and the official Press Copy from the Metal Blade Records page.
At the time of your reading this posting, the Black Veil Brides have already kicked off the first leg of their ‘Black Mass’ tour and this run of shows will take the guys right into the middle of December. We fans in the Big Metal Apple are anxiously counting down the days for their appearance at the Best Buy Theater which happens on 11/23. I’ll assume that they are taking a light break for the holidays after the 12/15 date and then it is back to action as a second leg of the tour was just announced that bring their fans almost three more weeks of shows that begin in February 2015. Here’s a modified poster for the run and then I will continue along with dates and views.
In comic books, there is nothing I like more than first issues and first appearances and I guess this lifelong passion of mine moved into my musical focuses since I seem to like first-ever headlining tours as well. So, what am I rambling about this time you might ask – Well the answer is very simply that Nikki Sixx and his merry mates of Sixx A.M will be heading out on their first time ever headlining tour. Check out the full press scoop along with the dates and poster and I’ll return at the close with more information and opinion.
The Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA – James Michael, DJ Ashba and Nikki Sixx, collectively known as SIXX:A.M., released their third album MODERN VINTAGE yesterday which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album chart. The band celebrated the release by playing their first live show since 2009 last night at iHeart Radio Theater in Los Angeles, CA in front of an intimate crowd, hosted by Trey Morgan from 98.7, LA’s alternative radio and in partnership with iHeartRadio Live. The big announcement at the event was that SIXX:A.M. will be embarking on their first-ever headline tour in 2015 playing a limited number of dates across North America with special guest Apocalyptica (see ticket info further below). Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “Fans have been asking for years “When is Sixx:A.M. gonna tour?” and we’ve finally announced our first headline tour. We can’t wait to play these songs live and put on a rock extravaganza for our fans. We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing along Apocalyptica as special guest because we are fans of their music and think this is going to be an amazing night of music from beginning to end”. Eicca Toppinen, cellist of Apocalyptica adds: “When we heard about this tour, we loved the idea right away! We were on Nikki’s radio show before and had a great time. I really liked Sixx:AM’s first two albums and am very much looking forward to the new record. Going on tour with Sixx:AM will bring a great night of music to all our fans.”
“It is extremely exciting to get the band on the road. The demand for them to perform live has been building over the years. We can finally give the fans what they have been asking for,” says the band’s agent, Peter Pappalardo of Artist Group International. To round out the band’s live lineup they have added drummer, Jeff Fabb (In This Moment, Black Label Society, Filter) into the mix. Says singer James Michael: “For three records now we have been envisioning what a Sixx:A.M. headline tour would look and feel like. We are so excited to finally be bringing these songs to life”. Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Over the years we feel we have taken our fans on some pretty incredible and diverse musical journeys. However, they have only been able to experience half of our vision. For the first time we are going to present a visual journey to go along with the music. This tour will be something you won’t want to miss. This will be the ultimate Sixx:A.M. Experience”.
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Hey readers, so first let me apologize for getting this news to you a couple of days later than planned but I had a few posts in queue and I don’t like to overdo it here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ. Too many items in a single day risks you not getting the proper chance to absorb something cool and with that being said, its awesome to be able to share the news that Nightwish will be returning to the US Shores next year for a Springtime Tour and bringing along Delain as well. I’ve copied the full on press release for this great news and shall return with some added thoughts at the close. Read on.
The Press Release:
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are pleased to announce their 27-date headlining tour of North America for 2015, launching in New York City on April 9th, hitting three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then closing out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14th. Opening will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN.
Checking in from the other side of the world amidst all the prep work for recording their new studio album, NIGHTWISH bassist & backing vocalist Marco Hietala shares the following about the band’s return to North America:
“Hi to all! Our work on the new album has been going with serious productive speed and comfortable ease at the same time. It´s going to be great to get it out to you and play these pieces live. And with this announcement it will obviously happen quite soon! Here are the dates for the North American shows. Come on over and we´ll raise hell and kick some arses together!”
Fans of the Black Veil Brides will be super excited as the news starts making its way around the Internet about their “Black Mass 2014” tour. I’ve culled together their latest tour poster and the dates so you can start plotting your show attendance. Let’s get on with this one yes?