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Pearl Jam’s Acclaimed “Gigaton” Debuts As #1 Rock Album

While Pearl Jam needed to postpone the first leg of their “Gigaton” Tour (as noted HERE) based on the at the time encroaching Coronavirus, their brand-new album has been released and has some exciting news. Check it out down below

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The Press Release:
Pearl Jam’s Gigaton has been hailed “superb”, “fascinating and ambitious”, “inspiring and engaging”, “their finest studio hour” and “Pearl Jam’s best in a generation.” The critics and fans alike have praised the bands latest release and it has now bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart this week. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted #1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.
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Volbeat Announces “15” US Headlining Dates w Clutch

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The Press Release:
Today, multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat confirm 15 U.S. headlining dates on their “Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour” this April and May, bringing the tour to cities including Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, and New York City (full dates below). Special guests Clutch will be direct support on all dates, with the exception of the May 2nd Hershey, PA show which will feature direct support from Gojira. The Picturebooks will open each night on this tour. Ticket pre-sales begin Tuesday, January 14th and general on-sales begin Friday, January 17 at 10am local time here. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase and include meet & greet and photo opps, exclusive merch items and priority check in with early entry to the show and early access to merch.

The band has previously announced European festival and headline appearances coming in June and July, following their sold-out 2019 European run. Tickets and more information about these dates are available here.

“We can’t wait to get back to the States and bring a full, headline-length Volbeat show to our U.S. fans,” said the band, “and we’re beyond ecstatic to have our great friends in Clutch and our new friends in The Picturebooks joining us for the ride. We will see you very, very soon!”
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The Who Announce “Moving On!” US Dates For Spring 2020

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It looks like The Who will be returning to the US in the Spring of 2020 with three dates that were originally scheduled for the fall but had been postponed when Roger Daltrey fell ill. Fortunately, the singer is now on the mend and they are bringing their “Moving On!” tour back to the United States. Hopefully the three reschedulings will lead to additional shows being done on this side of the pond.

The Tour Dates:
4/27: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
4/30: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
5/2: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO

As with the shows that took place before Rogers illness, these gigs will feature both Pete Townsend and himself where they will bejoined by their touring bad and an orchestra made up of localized talent. As expected, any of the tickets for the original performances will be honored at these shows. Were you one of the holders of the original tickets? Hopefully you can make one of these shows.

The Touring Band: Simon Townshend (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Loren Gold (piano, keyboards, jaw harp, backing vocals), Jon Button (bass guitar, backing vocals), Zak Starkey (drums, percussion), Billy Nicholls (backing vocals, tambourine), Katie Jacoby (violin)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As this is just an alert about a rescheduling I won’t add too much more to the mix. I do hope they expand the dates so I can get to check them out. I’ve only ever seen The Who about four times in my life and I’ve never done so for the purposes of reporting to the masses with the website. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.thewho.com

Steel Panther Announces “Heavy Metal Rules” Headlining Tour

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Monday’s mean tour announcements and what better way to start than with the madness that comes care of the band Steel Panther. Take a look at the full press release and dates as the band reveals their “Heavy Metal Rules” headlining tour.

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The Press Release:
Hide your women, children and your pets!!! California’s greatest export and medical marvels Steel Panther are heading out on a national headline tour of the United States. The tour, called the Heavy Metal Rules Tour, kicks off in early October and runs through mid-December. The tour will be in support of the band’s recently announced 5th studio album Heavy Metal Rules. The 27-date trek will make stops in markets such as Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Detroit, MI; and Chicago, IL to name a few. Steel Panther live is always the ultimate party and has developed them a loyal fanbase around the globe. Public on sale for all shows is July 19th and more information on all shows can be found at: https://www.steelpantherrocks.com/pages/tour.
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 3

I’ve been keeping pace with the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doling out their body of work last November. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed and now its onto Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.

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