When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more! Continue reading 70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion→
Destruction returns to NYC with a show at the Gramercy Theatre. Don’t miss these titans of German Thrash Metal as they bring the “North America Under Attack” tour to life with support from Warbringer and Jungle Rot.
There’s just so much on my planner at the moment that I will get right to the brass tacks and say that I have yet another tour to share with you as Dark Tranquility will be returning to these parts for round 3 of their tour for the “Atoma” album. Here is the press release and poster along with the dates. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Swedish Melodic Death Metal innovators DARK TRANQUILLITY are pleased to announce their return to North American soil; this time taking form as a month long headlining tour. The band continues to support their latest studio album, Atoma, and have been touring worldwide on the strength of the 2016 release. Joining Dark Tranquillity on these upcoming shows in the US & Canada are veteran thrashers Warbringer and heavy metal rebels Striker. There are both regular tickets available as well as special VIP packages including a meet and greet with the band and a poster. Tickets & VIP packages for all shows are available now via the following link: http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=451
The Tour Dates:
September 6th – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
September 7th – Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
September 8th – Tampa FL @ The Orpheum
September 9th – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
September 10th – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
September 11th – Durham, NC @ Motorco
September 12th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 13th – Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
September 14th – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
September 15th – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
September 16th – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 17th – Montreal, QC @ FouFounes
September 18th – Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
September 19th – Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
September 20th – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
September 21st – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge
September 22nd – Minneapolis MN @ The Cabooze
September 23rd – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
September 24th – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
September 25th – Calgary, AB @ Dickens
September 26th – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
September 28th – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
September 29th – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 30th – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 1st – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 2nd – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey a Go Go
October 3rd – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
October 4th – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
October 5th – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
October 6th – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
October 7th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t think that I have to convince anyone about the power of DT on the live concert stage as it’s like being on a Heavy Metal Rollercoaster in terms of all the frenetic chaos that their songs bring to life. I caught them several months ago in NYC and am happy that we are finding them coming back for another go at the Big Apple. Fans here really enjoy when this band visits and they know it. Let’s add to this the energetic Warbringer who have now signed onto Napalm Records and are performing with what I understand to be several new members. Fans in my region were no stranger to this band as they were on so many supporting lists it was not funny. I’m interested in hearing how they’ve changed since the last time I happened to catch them. It’s been a while. The only new band for me comes care of Striker and some of my Metal Media buddies have been speaking highly of them so I need to check them out. What do you readers think of this new tour? Will you be hitting one of the many appearances that we are getting out of them? Let me know down in the comments section below.
So today was a bit of a wash here at the Metal Command HQ and inclement weather found Nuclear Blast Recording artists Amorphis having their show postponed until an as yet undetermined date. This bummed out a lot of the Metal Republic who were heading there but I can understand the whole safety first stuff. The blizzard wasn’t as bad as anticipated but travel was still a pain in the a$$. Anyway, with lots more time on my hands it was great to receive the press details about the upcoming tour by Destruction and all of that scoop is below for your enjoyment. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION have announced the “North American Under Attack” tour. The trek will begin in Oakland, CA on May 22nd and hit 19 cities including Chicago, New York, and Atlanta before concluding in Los Angles at The Regent Theater on June 11th. Direct support will come from both Los Angeles thrash metallers WARBRINGER and Wisconsin death Metallers JUNGLE ROT.
Mastermind Schmier states:
“The Under Attack tour will finally come to North America. Sorry for the little delay, but it has been a busy and successful run so far in other countries and we are looking forward to bringing it to North America. With WARBRINGER and JUNGLE ROT, we are bringing two crushing bands that are friends and fit very well on this old-school billing.
America was never easy to tour for foreign thrash bands, and that’s why it’s always special for us. You just never know when it’s going to be the last time as it is not going to get easier in the future.
So come out to thrash and party with us and of course the set list will feature a lot of 80’s classics as we as we are working on THRASH ANTHEMS II at the moment. See you in the pit! ” Continue reading Destruction Announces “North America Under Attack 2017” Tour→