The Press Release:
Produced by Live Nation, THE BIG ROCK SUMMER TOUR features legendary rock acts RATT, CINDERELLA’s TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW and SLAUGHTER, four bands that have combined to sell more than 60 million albums, including dozens of radio hits and smash videos. Every night of the tour will feature more party anthems and power ballads than fans could hope for, with the rock n roll caravan hitting more than two dozen North American cities starting June 3 in Farmingville, NY and wrapping September 19 in Los Angeles, CA (see dates below).
Tickets for all shows go on sale beginning Friday, March 13 at 10am local time. Visit the link at the close for tickets and complete details.
The Press Release:
Jimmy Eat World announce their Criminal Energy Tour today. The 20 date summer run will start in Atlanta, GA on August 6th and culminate in a hometown gig in Phoenix, AZ, Labor Day Weekend, on September 5th. New Jersey based The Front Bottoms will join the tour as direct support with Turnover and Joyce Manor splitting the duties of opening the festivities on select dates (noted below). Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public starting on Friday, March 13th at 10AM local time with various presales beginning as early as Tuesday, March 10th at 12pm local time. The tour is produced by Live Nation, For more information and tickets please visit the link down below.
Back in February, only a few short weeks ago at the time of this update – We helped to announce the news about the World Tour dates from Italy’s Lacuna Coil. If you missed that post, then please click HERE to see the whole thing. Since that time, there has been some alarming news that you are most probably aware of if you are not living under a rock. Of course, this actually seems like a safe place considering but I digress. Please read on.
The Official Statement:
ATTENTION SOUTH EAST ASIA‼️ We regret to inform our beloved fans of South East Asia that due to circumstances beyond our control we must cancel our upcoming shows in Dubai, Bangkok, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Jakarta. Our home region of Lombardia, Italy, is in the midst of a Coronavirus outbreak. While cancelling is heartbreaking for us, everyone’s health and safety must come first and this includes our fans. We’re confident this emergency will soon be contained and we can get back on the road to you. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe. Ticket refunds are available for headline shows at points of purchase.
The Cancelled Dates: 13 Mar – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Boracay Club 18 Mar – Bangkok, Thailand – The Rock Pub 20 Mar – Melbourne, Australia – Download Festival Australia 21 Mar – Sydney, Australia – Download Festival Australia 23 Mar – Tokyo, Japan – Unit 24 Mar – Osaka, japan – Banana Hall 27 Mar – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest 28 Mar – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: And so it begins. I think fans of the tours best get ready for more news along these lines as this brand-new and apparently deadly virus starts making the rounds. So far many regions are unscathed but considering how much travel goes on and how few people pay attention to warning signs its better to be careful. Pay attention to your surroundings and do by all means wash your hands after everything. For the duration I will be adopting a positive thumbs-up method of hello as opposed to shaking anyone’s hand. Considering I am not neurotic like some of my friends this should cite how serious I am taking the growing concerns about this virus. Be careful out there my friends and to our musical friends in Lacuna Coil, we wish them the safest possible outcome during this scary time. That’s all I have for now, see you next time.
Winter sure feels like its closing up since we’ve not gotten any super duper cold and that makes it almost amusing that a crushing group from the generally very cold Finland announces their return to our shores for a lengthy tour. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Finnish melancholic progressive metal band, AMORPHIS, are proud to announce they will be hitting the road in celebration of their legendary 1994 release Tales From The Thousand Lakes. Each night the classic album will be played in its entirety. The 38-date trek will launch on September 11th with 3 shows at the Kingsland in Brooklyn before making stops in Worcester, West Hollywood and Atlanta before concluding in Hartford at The Webster Theater on October 26th! Joining the band are ENTOMBED AD and NERVOSA. Continue reading Amorphis Announces “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” Tour→
The Press Release:
TOOL, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest,” has added an extensive Spring tour for North America.
The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as “an immersive art-rock experience that forced you to feel a little of everything. It was an intricate collage of light, sound and imagery.” The Fear Inoculum tour, which has seen the band performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade, has received widespread accolades with the Los Angeles Times calling it “impeccable,” the Chicago Tribune describing the performances as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic describing the shows as “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.” Continue reading Tool Announces Spring Tour Dates For 2020→