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The Stray Cats To Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Album and Tour

Reunions are also a “thing” when it comes to concert tours and I was pleased as the proverbial punch when I saw this announcement. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
All revved up and red hot, The STRAY CATS are back.

Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals)–original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio–are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour (*see tour dates below).

The STRAY CATS have titled the album 40. Marking their first new album in 26 years, it will be released May 24 via Surfdog Records and distributed by BMG (CD, vinyl, digital). The song titles alone–including “Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me),” “Rock It Off,” “Mean Pickin’ Mama” and “Devil Train”–instantly let listeners know they’re in for a non-stop rocking time.

Watch the band and album producer Peter Collins in the studio discussing the making of the album below.

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Neurosis Announces Summer Tour

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Now that Spring is considering making an appearance, although you can’t really believe that since the temperature in our own Metal Media Metropolis has dropped considerably. That being said the summer tours are manifesting in rapid succession and here is the latest scoop from the Neurosis camp. Let’s take a look.

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The Press Release:
Having just returned from their tour of Japan with Converge, visionary heavy music icons NEUROSIS have announced a new North American tour for this summer, with Bell Witch and Deafkids also on the bill.

NEUROSIS’ previously-announced tour of Europe runs from July 11th through 27th with support from Yob. NEUROSIS also plays a special one-off London performance with Godflesh on July 20th.

Upon their stateside return, NEUROSIS will now head back out to the Eastern US and Southeastern Canada for a run of performances in August. The new dates, confirmed to run from August 7th through August 17th, will see the band performing in Atlanta, Carrboro, Washington, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago. On this tour, direct support will be provided by Seattle doom metal outfit Bell Witch. Opening support will be deployed by Brazilian avant/noise/industrial trio Deafkids, who NEUROSIS signed to their own Neurot Recordings. This tour marks Deafkids’ first time on North American soil.
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+Live+ and Bush Announce The Alt-Imate Tour For Summer

There are summer tours and there are summer tours. This one is going to bring you back to the days when Alternative Hard Rock was on every station that you listened to and in the set list of every cover band that you went to see in the bars every week. Check out the full press release and dates down below.

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The Press Release:
Seminal rock bands +LIVE+ and BUSH are joining forces for The ALT-IMATE Tour, a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone. Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 cities across the country, kicking off June 6th in Mashantucket, CT with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 8th in Rochester, MI at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

“We are thrilled to be touring this summer with LIVE,” says BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale. “The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer.”

“Bush is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer. I’m really looking forward to spending the summer with them,” said +LIVE+ frontman Ed Kowalczyk. “I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show.”

Released in 1994 and fueled by blockbuster No. 1 singles “Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown” and “Machinehead,” breakthrough albums Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were spotlighted on Rolling Stone’s list, “1994: The 40

Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year,” and remain timeless favorites, thanks to radio staples that include “Everything Zen,” “Little Things,” “I Alone” and “All Over You.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people,” says Kowalczyk. “And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them. With Throwing Copper, we were taking on big things with a big sound. Love, truth, birth, death, philosophy, religion, spirituality…we were asking the perennial questions and poking around for answers with this massive and dynamic sound. It attracted people from all over the world. We were inviting them to imagine that rock and roll could be a valid forum for exploring these types of things…we built it and they came.”

“Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape,” says Rossdale. “Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available. We’ve continued to make music that resonates with people.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 15th at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 12th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Artist presales are also available now through Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM local time, visit http://bushofficial.com/tour or http://freaks4live.com/home.html.

The Tour Dates:
June 06, 2019: Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – The Grand Theater*
June 07, 2019: Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 08, 2019: Burlington, Ontario, Canada @ Spencer Smith Park – Sound of Music Festival*
June 11, 2019: Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 13, 2019: Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14, 2019: Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
June 15, 2019: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26, 2019: Appleton, WI @ Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium*
July 27, 2019: Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino*
July 28, 2019: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 30, 2019: New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 02, 2019: Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
August 03, 2019: Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
August 06, 2019: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre+
August 07, 2019: Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 09, 2019: Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion*
August 10, 2019: Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair*
August 11, 2019: Tucson, AZ @ AVA Casino*
August 14, 2019: Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 16, 2019: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 17, 2019: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 18, 2019: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
August 20, 2019: Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 23, 2019: Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo*
August 24, 2019: Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
August 25, 2019: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*
August 27, 2019: Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
August 29, 2019: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30, 2019: Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 04, 2019: Dayton, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 06, 2019: Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 07, 2019: Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair*
September 08, 2019: Rochester, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
*not a Live Nation date; +on-sale Wed Mar 13

ABOUT BUSH: With a discography that includes such monumental rock albums as 1994’s 6x platinum-selling SIXTEEN STONE, ‘96’s triple-platinum-selling RAZORBLADE SUITCASE and ‘99’s platinum-selling THE SCIENCE OF THINGS, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” The latter made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio, where it spent 6 weeks perched atop the chart’s top spot. The song appeared on 2011’s “comeback album,” THE SEA OF MEMORIES, which was BUSH’s first studio album in ten years. That year Billboard ran a story about the band under the headline, “Like They Never Left” – a fitting title as the multi-platinum quartet (vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer Robin Goodridge and bassist Corey Britz) promptly picked up where they left off. They’ve continued to dominate rock radio and play sold-out shows to audiences around the world ever since. The band is currently working on the follow-up to 2017’s Black And White Rainbows, which People magazine hailed as “a triumphant return.”

ABOUT +LIVE+: +LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper—which is being celebrated in 2019 with a new deluxe 25th anniversary edition via Radioactive/Geffen/Ume–produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. The band released an acclaimed five-song EP in 2018, LOCAL 717, their first new music in over a decade.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I scroll back my own personal sands of time, I remember hitting the local record shop (which was actually a CD shop by then) and picking up these classics of “Sixteen Stone” and “Throwing Copper” and yet despite loving both bands at the time I would not get to see them until many years later. +Live I would only get to check out when they opened for Counting Crows and I had interest in someone who was dying to see that show while Bush was only a couple of years ago. I am not sure how that actually happened but it does sometimes. Oh don’t judge, how many of your favorite bands have you gotten to see? Don’t lie now LOL. I do love the idea of this pairing and feel its another lock of a great couple of headliners and a solid opener as well. For the fans of these bands it will be a night of hits that they all know from many years of listening to once on terrestrial and now Satellite Radio or via a streaming service. You can let me know what you think about this one down in the comments and believe me I love to hear what you think. See you next time.

Slipknot Announces The “Knotfest Roadshow” For 2019

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The rumblings about something big being announced by Slipknot today were being shared across the Interwebs late yesterday and now the message is clear and the news and dates are here! Behold – The Slipknot “Knotfest Roadshow” – Coming to event spaces near you this summer. Read on down below about the whole enchilada.

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The Press Release:
SLIPKNOT have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below).

SLIPKNOT have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9, 2019. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit the website at the close.
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Morrissey Announces First Broadway Residency

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The Press Release:
Morrissey is set to hit Broadway for the first time in his career playing a retrospective show at New York City’s hallowed Lunt-Fontanne Theater. The affair will run for seven days from May 2nd to May 11th and promises an intimate yet exciting exploration of Morrissey’s expansive career from his early days to his upcoming new record ‘California Son’: a collection of 1960/70s classic covers out on May 24th via Étienne Records/BMG.
Another milestone in an already storied career, longtime fans of Moz will get a rare opportunity to see the star branch out into new territory and take the stage like never before.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, March 8th at 10am EST at Ticketmaster.com.

After last year’s “heartfelt” (Rolling Stone) cover of the Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” gave fans a taste of what was to come, Morrissey follows his acclaimed eleventh studio album ‘Low in High School’ with ‘California Son’ that will see Moz take on luminaries of the 60s and 70s like Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and Bob Dylan while also delving into more obscure musicians of the time, such as early gay icon Jobriath and political activist Phil Ochs. The collection also boasts collaborations with alt-rock royalty including Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant), and LP

Morrissey recently teased the release of ‘California Son’ by dropping his stirring rendition of the Roy Orbison classic “It’s Over” (with LP) — LISTEN HERE

The Residency Dates:
5/2/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/3/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/4/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/7/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/8/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/10/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/11/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I’ve never followed the career of Morrissey or anything that was done by The Smiths but I knew so many people that attended his recent show tours that I had to share this news for their benefit. I’ll be listing the seven dates of the residency on our Events Calendar but if he extends it like we found Bruce Springsteen doing I will not be keeping pace with them as that’s a lot of work. Links to some of his work can be found below for your perusal so let me know if you’re planning on catching one or more of these exclusive residency dates. You can do that down in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.morrisseyofficial.com
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Morrissey/