I always get a little excited when KISS announces a new tour, okay I am lying I always get SUPER EXCITED when KISS announces a new tour and yesterday afternoon a press conference was held to let the world know that they will be heading out with Def Leppard for a summer tour. It’s a celebration of their 40th Anniversary which is pretty cool and it was only a couple of weeks ago that I raised a glass to the 40th Anniversary of their debut album “KISS”. You can enjoy that post HERE. I’ve copied some press release stuff and then added my own thoughts on the matter for you to enjoy below the poster. Read on.
LOS ANGELES – March 17, 2014 – This summer two of the world’s greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer’s biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
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The Metal Legions were supposed to get a solid dose of Kataklysm during the planned tour with Sepultura last year but with that event being cancelled altogether it has been quite a bit of time since they made their way over to these parts. Luckily for us all they shall be returning and bringing along Aborted as their direct support. More information in the press release follows the poster below. I’ll chime in afterward for good measure
The Press Release:
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, will tour North America in support of their newly released album Waiting for the End to Come next April with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED! “It’s been a little while since we hit the road in North America with KATAKLYSM,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “We were bummed out when our tour with SEPULTURA was cancelled, so we decided to do what our fans have been asking us for and do a headlining run. This is guaranteed to be a good time with our friends in ABORTED and will also be a two part tour; we plan on returning in the Fall again to all the cities we are missing on this first part. Judging by our recent shows, the new material has been going over amazingly well live! We look forward to seeing you guys in April!!!”
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You might be wondering why I am posting this a few weeks after the tour was first announced and the answer is quite simple. I decided to wait until the full itinerary of dates was unveiled so the fans can begin plotting and planning their attendance for this years “Paganfest America Tour”. The exciting event will find both Korpiklaani and Turisas on the co-headlining status while Chthonic and Varg get things started properly. More after the poster.
PiercingMetal has attended every single “Paganfest America Tour” when it happened to land in our fair Metal Metropolis and I am happy to add that we have supported all of the bands on this package during their other visits as well. That being said I can attest with some level of certainty that the fans who attend any of these events across the tour run will greatly enjoy themselves. For those new to the bands performing for some reason let me quickly line out that Korpiklaani are the lords of the Finnish Folk Metal scene and their blend of traditional instruments and melodies amped up to twelve makes for a whirlwind of a good time. The mighty Turisas will find you seeking armaments to ride into vengeful battle with their songs of might and adventure. These Finnish Metal warriors sport battle paint and mean business with every note. The Darker Metal sounds of Taiwan’s Chthonic will bring a Far East vibe to the night that will enthrall and of course Varg while similar in appearance to Turisas with the warrior paint have a different musical presentation and leave us with an event that will please all Metal senses. The U.S. run will also feature a band from our own soil called Winterhymn who are new to my ears but you can be sure I will be looking into them as well.
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Fans of the Teutonic Titans Of Thrash will surely be appeased with the news that Schmier will be bringing Destruction to North America in the tail end of March and while the folks at Homeland Security need not be concerned since it’s not “THAT” kind of Destruction, you can rest assured that our celebration of March Metal Madness will likely be intensified when they stop here in NYC. More from me after the poster and the press release.
The Press Copy:
“Touring to support their 2013 release Spiritual Genocide, German thrash metal institution DESTRUCTION will launch their North American headlining tour on Tuesday, March 18th in Worcester, Massachusetts with direct support from Brazilian death metal kings KRISIUN. Guest openers will be North Carolina metallers WIDOW (March 18th – 24th) and California death thrashers EXMORTUS (March 25th – April 14th).
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The card carrying members of the Anvil Pounder’s Union will be excited at the news that those Canuckleheads of Metal will be returning for a Spring 2014 tour that they are calling “Hope In Hell”. It’s the name of their most recent album in case you didn’t know and more information comes after the poster below.
The Press Release:
Together now for over thirty five years, the band Anvil received a shot of adrenaline toward their Metal renaissance thanks to the “Anvil: Story Of Anvil” film back in 2008. It was through this documentary that more and more fans found themselves discovering this “brand new Metal thing”so many years after their original inception. Fronted by the Wildman himself, Lips Kudlow along with the pounding drums of the great master Robb Reiner the band continues to deliver exciting and fun Metal shows with Sal Italiano on the bass. It’s loud, it’s fast and its obnoxious at times but at the end of the day you know exactly what you witnessed and you will likely return time and again when possible. The tour seems to begin in our own NYC (bolded below) and helps our concert going fans properly close out on “March Metal Madness” and you can bet that I am going to plan on being there to bring our faraway fans into the mix.
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