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GooGooDolls_WarnerSoundSessionsEP CoverApril 8, 2014Goo Goo Dolls have released a live EP – Warner Sound Sessions­ – available digitally April 8 via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series The Live Room at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features 4 tracks from the band’s highly-acclaimed new album Magnetic, as well as the classic hit “Slide.” Available on iTunes.

Warner Sound Sessions Tracklisting:
Rebel Beat
When The World Breaks Your Heart
Slide
Come To Me
Keep The Car Running

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band has just kicked off a 3-week acoustic tour called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The sold-out tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see the band perform in an intimate setting that fosters a “story teller” format allowing the band to dig deep into an extensive catalog spanning their nearly 30-year career.

In June, Goo Goo Dolls are set to hit the road again with Daughtry for an extensive summer amphitheater and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T’s.

The tour kicks off in Wallingford, CT, on June 12th and crisscrosses North America through the end of the summer.

The Goos are touring in support of their 10th studio album Magnetic, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart, propelled by the red-hot single “Come To Me” – the fastest-growing single in the Goos‘ history.

The Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band, which also features bassist Robby Takac, has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy Award nominations), and recorded and released nine studio albums. Vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik has been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

The Goo Goo Dolls Acoustic Tour with Run River North:

04/07 Syracuse, NY The Carrier Theatre
04/08 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
04/09 Albany, NY Lewis A. Swyer Theatre@ The Egg
04/12 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Bear’s Den*
04/17 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
04/18 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino**
04/19 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
04/21 Lexington, KY Lyric Theatre & Cultural Art Center
04/22 Chicago, IL City Winery
04/23 East Lansing, MI Pasant Theater @ The Wharton Center (MSU)
04/25 Middletown, OH Finkelman Auditorium – Miami University
04/27 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theatre
04/30 Wilmington, DE The Baby Grand
05/02 West Palm Beach, FL Sunfest**

*No Support
** Full Electric Set

The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry summer tour dates with Plain White T’s are as follows:

06/12 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
06/14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
06/15 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/19 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
06/20 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/21 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf
06/23 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Music Amphitheatre
06/24 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
06/25 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/27 Houston, TX Woodlands
06/29 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/01 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/02 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/03 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/05 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/06 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
07/08 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
07/09 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
07/11 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
07/12 Memphis, TN Live at the Garden
07/15 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/16 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
07/18 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
07/21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
07/22 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
07/23 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
07/25 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon Pavilion*
08/01 Las Vegas, NV Red Rocks Resort, Spa & Casino
08/03 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
08/05 Enid, OK Enid Event Center
08/06 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
08/08 Tower, MN Fortune Bay Resort and Casino
08/09 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair **
08/10 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/15 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/16 Big Flats, NY The Summer Stage at Tags
08/17 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/19 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
08/21 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
08/22 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/23 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition
08/25 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
08/26 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
08/27 Grand Rapids, MI Fifth Third Ballpark
08/29 Kansas City, KS Starlight Amphitheater
08/30 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Casino

More dates to follow!

*On Sale 4/18
**On Sale 4/12

theguessinggame_band“@DuffMcKagan: Just listened to a preview of @GuessingGame5 new record! you guys are gonna dig this. Great job Mr @JeffreyRouse !!!!” …

Duff McKagan (GnR)~

 LISTEN TODAY THE SINGLE “SOMEDAY, SO CLEAR” ON THE  BAND’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 HOLLYWOOD, CA (April 8, 2014) – It’s coming ….. Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses sings high praises of the new album Holy Crow  from Seattle’s latest rising rock band, THE GUESSING GAME.

Holy Crow releases on April 15th on Guessing Game MusicThe Guessing Game has a knack for blending the energy of more traditional pure rock with great pop hooks, spiked with hair-raising guitar solos. The first single titled Someday, So Clear will hit airwaves late April in time for the band to announce tour dates. Someday, So Clear was written early one morning in the time it took me to drink a cup of coffee,” explains singer Jeff Rouse. “Some songs need to be fussed with and groomed, some need to just be what they are. Someday, So Clearturned out to be the latter – Thanks to the gods of rock and roll,   Here’s to a little heartache, a little regret, and shitload of hope. HOLY CROW!” 

 In advance of the April 15th street date, a special pre-order of the Holy Crow CD is available to the fans on AmazonHoly Crow drips of heartache, regret and finally redemption. Like that first drink Friday evening to that last sermon Sunday morning.

 HOLY CROW – TRACK LISTING:

 

01. Selling Heartbreak   [ 4:24 ]
02. Someday, So Clear  [ 4:30 ]
03. Where The Stars  [ 3:07 ]
04. All The Waste  [ 6:43 ]
05. Ready For Love  [ 4:45 ]
06. Doing Time  [ 4:04 ]
07. We’ll Hold On  [ 5:21 ]
08. I Must Be Stoned  [ 4:24 ]
09. Another Sunday Morning Regret  [ 4:37 ]
10. Dead Feelings  [ 3:33 ]
11. Dear God  [ 5:17 ]

 

For more information go to www.facebook.com/TheGuessingGameBand or www.theguessinggameband.com.

From Forbes.com:

once upon a time in shaolinSomewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.

The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of three months by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, whose works have been commissioned by royal families and business leaders around the world. Soon, it will contain a different sort of art piece: the Wu-Tang Clan’s double-album The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, recorded in secret over the past few years.

Like the work of a master Impressionist, it will truly be one-of-a-kind—in lieu of a traditional major label or independent launch, the iconic hip-hop collective will make and sell just one copy of the album. And similar to a Monet or a Degas, the price tag will be a multimillion-dollar figure.

We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” says Robert “RZA” Diggs, the first Wu-Tang member to speak on record about Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, in an exclusive interview with FORBES.We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.

Wu-Tang’s aim is to use the album as a springboard for the reconsideration of music as art, hoping the approach will help restore it to a place alongside great visual works–and create a shift in the music business, not to mention earn some cash, in the process. The one-of-a-kind launch will be a separate endeavor from the group’s 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, which is set for a standard commercial release this summer.

To learn how you can listen (and possibly purchase for $1,000,000 or more) to the new album, click here.



Sevendust Band Promo 2014March 24, 2014 — SEVENDUST has announced the second leg of their “An Evening With Sevendust” acoustic U.S. tour, which kicks off April 1 in Athens, GA at the Georgia Theatre. They’re hitting the road to promote their long-awaited and highly-anticipated acoustic album, TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES, which will be released April 15 on 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services.

For TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES, the Atlanta band–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—took suggestions from fans about which SEVENDUST classics they should re-record acoustically. The final choices that made the cut are: “Black,” “Gone,” “Denial,” “Karma,” “Trust,” and “Crucified.”

“Black” is the album’s first single, which is already getting spins on SiriusXM’s “Octane” channel, is currently available on iTunes. Pre-orders are also available on iTunes and Amazon.

On Friday, November 22, 2013, SEVENDUST partnered with PledgeMusic for a direct-to-fan campaign to help fund the creation of TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES and was set to last a 130 days. Over the course of that first weekend, they reached their goal thanks to their “Family” of fans who had received the exciting news solely from the band’s and band member’s personal Facebook and Twitter sites. SEVENDUST has always said they consider their fans to be part of the SEVENDUST Family, and they certainly proved their love and devotion for the band with the immediate response to the PledgeMusic opportunity.

Even though there are still seven days left of the campaign, SEVENDUST has raised over 222% of their goal with over 3,400 pledges. Exclusive incentives that are still available include a digital download of the album before its available anywhere, autographed T-shirts, a “Making Of” DVD, as well as autographed guitars, amps, stage backdrops and cymbals that have been used on tour.

In radio news, SEVENDUST will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Rockline,” with host Bob Coburn on Monday, April 14 at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with the band that night by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a list of stations and for information regarding how fans can hear the broadcast streaming live, go to www.RocklineRadio.com. The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the evening after the broadcast.

Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops.

DATE            CITY                VENUE

Tue 4/1         Athens, GA             Georgia Theatre
Wed 4/2      Destin, FL                Club LA
Fri 4/4       Houston, TX             Scout Bar
Sat 4/5       Dallas, TX                  Trees
Sun 4/6     Austin, TX                   Emo’s
Tue 4/8     Tempe, AZ                   Marquee
Thu 4/10   El Cajon, CA              Sycuan Casino
Fri 4/11   Los Angeles, CA          House Of Blues
Sat 4/12   Las Vegas, NV           Vinyl at Hard Rock
Sun 4/13   Reno, NV                     Knitting Factory
Wed 4/16  Sacramento, CA       Ace Of Spades
Fri 4/18     Seattle, WA                 El Corazon
Sat 4/19   Portland, OR               Hawthorne Theatre
Sun 4/20   Boise, ID                      Knitting Factory
Mon 4/21  Salt Lake City, UT   The Complex
Tue 4/22    Denver, CO                Gothic Theatre
Thu 4/24   Kansas City, MO      The Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Fri 4/25       Joliet, IL                    Mojoes
Sat 4/26    Madison, WI            Orpheum
Mon 4/28   Detroit, MI              Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tue 4/29    Cincinnati, OH       Bogart’s
Wed 4/30    Louisville, KY      Mercury Ballroom
Fri 5/2        Baltimore, MD       Sound Stage
Sat 5/3    Washington, DC      The Howard Theatre
Sun 5/4     New York, NY        Highline Ballroom
Tue 5/6     Hartford, CT          Webster Theatre
Thu 5/8     Patchogue, NY     Emporium
Fri 5/9      Portland, ME          Asylum
Sat 5/10   Philadelphia, PA  Electric Factory
Tue 5/27  St. Louis, MO         Pop’s
Thu 5/29   Mt. Pleasant, MI   Soaring Eagle Casino (with Staind, NOT ACOUSTIC)
Fri 5/30   South Bend, IN    Club Fever
Sat 5/31  Ft. Wayne, IN      Piere’s
Sun 6/1  Cleveland, OH      House Of Blues
Tue 6/3   Lancaster, PA     Chameleon Club
Wed 6/4  Boston, MA         Paradise
Fri 6/6    Albany, NY          Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 6/7   Stroudsburg, PA   Sherman Theatre
Sun 6/8   Sayreville, NJ        Starland Ballroom (LOW DOUGH)
Wed 6/11 Green Bay, WI    The Distillery
Thu 6/12   Arlington Heights, IL    Home Bar
Fri 6/13    Minneapolis, MN     POV’s
Sat 6/14    Milwaukee, WI     The Rave
Sun 6/15    Bloomington, IL    Castle Theatre
Tue 6/17   Oklahoma City, OK    Diamond Ballroom
Wed 6/18   Abilene, TX        The Lucky Mule
Thu 6/19   Beaumont, TX      The Gig
Fri 6/20    Broussard, LA     The Station
Sat 6/21   Tunica, MS           Horseshoe Tunica/Bluesville
Mon 6/23   Nashville, TN   Marathon Music Works
Wed 6/25   Columbus, OH    LC Pavilion
Thu 6/26    Flint, MI              The Machine Shop
Fri 6/27    Rochester, NY    Water Street Music Hall
Sat 6/28    Kent, CT             Club Getaway Resort

My Chemical Romance May Death Never Stop You Album CoverMarch 25. 2014–My Chemical Romance‘s May Death Never Stop You is out today. The final chapter of the band’s decade-plus career features fan favorites such as “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” “Helena,” “The Ghost Of You,” “Teenagers,” and “Sing,” among many others, as well as the previously unreleased “Fake Your Death.”

May Death Never Stop You is available as a Standard Digital Album (audio only) and as a Digital Deluxe Album (with audio and DVD content). It is also available as a standard CD (excluding the DVD content); as a Physical Deluxe edition that includes the DVD; as an 180-gram vinyl two-LP set with a gatefold sleeve, plus the DVD; and as a DTC package, which includes a “Thank You For The Venom” T-shirt. The MCR Online Exclusive Edition can be purchased today at www.mychemicalromance.com.

The track-listing for May Death Never Stop You is as follows:

CD:
1. Fake Your Death
2. Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
3. Vampires Will Never Hurt You
4. Helena
5. You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
6. I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
7. The Ghost Of You
8. Welcome To The Black Parade
9. Cancer
10. Mama
11. Teenagers
12. Famous Last Words
13. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
14. SING
15. Planetary (GO!)
16. The Kids From Yesterday
17. Skylines And Turnstiles (Demo)
18. Knives/Sorrow (Demo)
19. Cubicles (Demo)

DVD (2 Hours of Never Before Seen Music Video Footage):
20. I’m Not OK (I Promise) Version 1
21. I’m Not OK (I Promise) Version 2
22. Helena
23. The Ghost Of You
24. Welcome To The Black Parade
25. Famous Last Words
26. I Don’t Love You
27. Teenagers
28, Blood (previously unreleased)
29. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) and Art Is A Weapon (trailer)
(includes previously unreleased Na Na Na intro)
30. SING
31. Planetary (GO!)

 

From Billboard Magazine:

The frontman for gore-loving heavy metal band Gwar has died. Police have confirmed earlier reports that Dave Brockie, known to fans as Oderus Urungus, was found dead at his Richmond, Va. home on Sunday evening. The singer was 50.

Dave BrockieA Richmond police spokesperson told CBS 6 and the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a report of a deceased individual was made at approximately 6:53 p.m. ET. “When officers arrived, they found David M. Brockie, 50, deceased inside the home,” the statement reads. Foul play is not suspected at this time and officials are waiting for the Medical Examiner’s office to determine cause of death.

Jack Flanagan, the band’s manager, issued an official statement Monday morning confirming Brockie‘s death. A fellow member of Gwar found the singer’s body and next of kin has been notified, Flanagan said. “My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family,” he said. “More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”

Brockie formed Gwar in 1984 and was the last original member of the horror-inspired group. Band-members adopt outlandish, other-worldly characters like Beefcake the Mighty and Balsac the Jaws of Death, and their live concerts have become notorious for carrying out satirical scenes of blood-and-gore, often involving political or pop culture figures. The self-proclaimed “Scumdogs of the Universe” have released twelve studio albums, and were nominated twice at the Grammy Awards.

Kiss and Def Leppard have made their long-rumored tour together official. The two bands will share the stage at 40 venues across North America this summer, beginning June 23 in West Valley City, Utah.

All nine members of the two groups seemed to be in a fantastic mood during the Los Angeles-based press conference today, trading jokes about weight, ages, hair and inter-band relationships. Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot even offered a theory about the minor earthquake that rocked the city earlier in the day: “I think it was Gene, he dropped his wallet.

Kiss & Def Leppard Summer 2014 Tour Dates:
kiss6/23 — West Valley, UT — USANA Amphitheater
6/25 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
6/27 — Ridgefield, WA — Sleep Country Amphitheater
6/29 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
7/2 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion
7/3 — Wheatland, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/5 — Irvine, CA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/6 — Chula Vista, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/8 — Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
7/9 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 — Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheatre
7/13 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/15 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/16 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
7/18 — Atlanta, GA — Aaron’s Amphitheatre
7/19 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
7/20 — Raleigh, NC — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/22 — West Palm Beach, FL — Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/23 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/25 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
8/2 — Atlantic City, NJ — Boardwalk Hall
8/3 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 — Saratoga, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
8/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 — Scranton, PA — Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 — Hartford, CT — Xfinity Theatre
8/12 — Toronto, ONT — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 — Darien, NY — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 — East Troy, WI — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
48043_08.tif8/16 — Tinley Park, IL — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
8/20 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 — Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
8/23 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 — Burgettstown, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
8/28 — Maryland Heights, MO — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/29 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
8/31 — Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion



Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails will be touring together this summer. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21.

Nine-Inch-Nails-Soundgarden-Tour7/19* – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
7/21* – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/26* – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/29* – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/30* – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/1* – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
​8/2* – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4* – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
​8/5* – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood
8/7* – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/8* – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/10* – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/11* – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union
8/14* – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
8/16* – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17* – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/19* – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
8/21* – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22* – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/24* – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/25* – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

* – Death Grips Supporting



Blatant Disarray, the Raleigh based thrash metal band, is set to release their second full length album, “The Harbinger”, on May 13th, 2014. This will be the band’s first release on their new record label, “Dirt Records”. The band’s previous record, “Everyone Dies Alone”, was released on Tribunal Records in 2010.

The new album was recorded at Mike Schaefer’s own studio, Schaefer Sound Productions, in Raleigh, NC from March 2013 to January 2014. Over that 11 month time period, Schaefer personally produced, engineered, and mixed the record. When asked about the decision to take such a large role in the production process Schaefer said: “I’m not sure if I recommend it to be honest. There were a number of times throughout the process when I thought it was just a bad, bad idea and I should really be paying someone else to do this. In music, nothing is ever perfect. You have to be willing to let it go at some point and be happy with what you’ve captured. That can be tough when you wear so many hats. Now that it’s done, I am very happy we chose to do it this way. It has definitely been a great experience.

The Harbinger” shows a definite progression in the band’s sound. This is due in part to the addition of two new members to the band during the writing process for the album: drummer Trey McLamb, and bassist Patrick Strickland. These two musicians brought a new energy and style to the band that is palpable in the new recording. A number of special guest performances push this new sound even further, including guest vocals by Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity on “Arise” and “Born in a Body Bag”.

After taking a two-year break from the music scene to cope with the loss of original drummer and friend, Tim Worrell, Blatant Disarray has picked up where they left off, determined to make 2014 the best year in their 12 year career. Guitarist Ryan Johnson added, “It was a tough couple of years, and I honestly didn’t know if the band would continue. But the passion for music dies hard, therefore we die hard and keep fighting the good fight. We hope you join us for the ride.

THE HARBINGER Track Listing:
Blatant Disarray - Harbinger1. Arise
2. If Only
3. Sweet Relief
4. The Harbinger
5. There Will Be Pain
6. Knives
7. Quench
8. Eviscerate
9. Rust
10.Born in a Body Bag

The Harbinger” will be available for pre-sale on Dirt Records website (www.dirtrecords.net) on April 2nd. Look for the first single “There Will Be Pain” in April.








Fan Republic LogoLONDON, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 – Island Records and Indiegogo have announced an innovative partnership, launching “Fan Republic” as the first collaboration of its kind between a music label and a crowdfunding platform. The partnership will provide a new place to discover and support emerging artists worldwide.
Fan Republic will be a crowdfunding destination powered by “Indiegogo Outpost” and hosted by Island Records, which uniquely offers exclusive rewards for artists who reach or exceed their funding targets. These will include deals and discounts negotiated by Island Records on everything from studio rates to video production and van rental. Island Records is one of the first companies to utilize the recently announced Indiegogo Outpost feature that enables companies to host Indiegogo campaigns on their own websites.
Emerging artists using Fan Republic will also have the chance to connect directly with the highly respected Island Records A&R team, who will be evaluating all projects which reach their funding targets.
Island Records President Darcus Beese says, “A&R is the life blood of Island Records and we also have a great track record of innovation in the digital space. There are many ways for artists to take the first steps in their careers and the crowdfunding route is increasingly one of them. Fan Republic shows our commitment to finding and nurturing great new talent, alongside our partners Indiegogo through their globally respected crowdfunding platform.”
To celebrate the site’s launch, Island Records is offering the incentive of a single release.  The winner will be selected by the A&R team from all the artists who reach their funding target within the first six months from launch–guaranteeing that at least one artist will get an Island Records release as the site gets underway.
Island Records Director of Digital Glenn Cooper says, “We are very excited about the launch of the Fan Republic partnership with Indiegogo. Crowdfunding is an important part of the digital marketing plot for many emerging artists and a great way to build a mutually beneficial relationship with their most engaged fans.”
 
The legendary Abbey Road Studios, a key Fan Republic partner, is also offering to mix and master a single via their world-class online service, for one lucky artist who successfully funds their campaign.
“Our Fan Republic partnership with Island Records is the latest example of how Indiegogo is committed to innovations and collaborations that harness the power of our open and global platform to help people fund what matters to them,” said Slava Rubin, Founder and CEO of Indiegogo.
Fan Republic powered by Indiegogo Outpost has the lowest administration costs of any music crowdfunding platform at 4%. Additional Fan Republic partners for launch include the following: Miloco Studios, Tiger Tours and Crossfire Productions.

Volbeat Trivium Digital Summer Tour 2014February 10.2014–Digital Summer has confirmed they are headed out on a U.S. national tour with Grammy Nominee Volbeat and metal heavy hitters Trivium this Spring. The tour kicks off in Denver, CO on April 3rd, 2014. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for the following dates:

4/03  Denver, CO
4/04  Mescalero, NM
4/06  Anaheim, CA
4/08  Modesto, CA
4/09  Reno, NV
4/10   Medford, OR
4/11    Spokane, WA
4/13   Boise, ID
4/14   Seattle, WA
4/15   Missoula, MT
4/17   Fargo, ND
4/18   LaCrosse, WI
4/19   Clive, IA
4/21   Ft. Wayne, IN
4/22   Cleveland, OH
4/23   Louisville, KY
4/27   Chattanooga, TN
4/28   Nashville, TN
4/30   Pittsburgh, PA
5/01    Bethlehem, PA
5/05   Niagara Falls, NY
5/06   Poughkeepsie, NY
5/08   Huntington, NY
5/09   Hampton Beach, NH

Digital Summer will also be announcing a few additional one-off dates, both festival and headline shows. So far “Welcome to Rockville” in Jacksonville, FL on April 26th, 2014 is among one of the festivals Digital Summer has already confirmed. Following the tour announcement, the band recently signed on 13 year old YouTube drummer Austin Rios of Elk City, OK and guitar player Derek Kleoppel of Kansas City, MO. Kyle states “Austin is no gimmick, this kid is the real deal. He shocked us and he’s going to shock a lot of people very soon”. Digital Summer is known for their unconventional style of business and marketing, this member line-up proves to be right along those lines.

In other news, the band has recently stated they’ve been in the studio working on new material and possibly a Deluxe Edition release of their current studio album Breaking Point, which features their chart breaking radio hit “Forget You”. No release dates have been announced.

Soundtrack Of Summer Tour 2014February 4, 2014 – Combined, they’ve sold over 250 million albums worldwide.  They’ve had 36 #1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio over 500,000 times every year.  They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds.  Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S. Summer tour.
STYX and FOREIGNER, with very special guest DON FELDER (former Eagles guitarist/songwriter) will join forces for the “The Soundtrack of Summer” three-month U.S. trek, which will kick-off May 16 in Oklahoma City, OK at the Zoo Amphitheatre.  Tickets for various cities go on sale starting February 7.  Fans can check out the tour’s official website, for info about all three acts, ticket on-sale dates, and more shows that will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The addition of Don Felder to ‘The Soundtrack of Summer’ tour means that the combined album sales of all 3 acts, as well as all the bands they were once members of, is well north of 200 million worldwide,” declares STYX guitarist/singer James “JY” Young “Certainly by this yardstick, ‘The Soundtrack of Summer’ has got to easily be in the Top Ten three-act concert tours to ever hit the road.  ‘Renegade’ ‘Juke Box Heroes’ partying at the ‘Hotel California’ will be your slammin’ soundtrack of a rockin’ hot summer!!!  What more could you ask for after this crazy cold winter we are having???” 
“As longtime friends, we’re happy to join STYX and DON FELDER for the ultimate soundtrack of summer,” says FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones“Our combined songs are some of America’s favorite summer anthems, and we’re excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country.”
“This tour will have the best vocalists and guitarists on the road today,” exclaims DON FELDER “The sheer volume of our combined catalogs is massive and should satisfy any rock & roll fan, and rock them until they can’t walk out of the place.”
DON FELDER–former guitarist of the EaglesNew York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy® Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), ROAD TO FOREVER, on October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever since.  Now, to coincide with the launch of “The Soundtrack of Summer,” the album is being re-released with four additional songs, ROAD TO FOREVER: EXTENDED EDITION, on March 4 via INGrooves Music Group.  The album’s latest single, “You Don’t Have Me,” will be serviced to radio in April.  FELDER’s ROAD TO FOREVER originally debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27.  “Girls In Black,” the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart while the second single, “Wash Away,” co-written by FELDER and Styx’s Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaw’s signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chartFELDER wrote or co-wrote all the songs and performs guitar and lead vocals on the album, which boasts a long list of iconic guest performers including:  David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto, Randy Jackson, Styx’s Tommy Shaw and others. It was produced by FELDER along with Robin DiMaggio (Posse 2.0 bandleader on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” United Nations’ Musical Director).
Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.  Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.  Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined.  Two Super Bowl appearances, Pollstar box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Bad Company (to name only a few), two more studio albums and no end in sight, STYX continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.  JUKE BOX HEROES, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, spent over twenty weeks on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart in 2013.  The 2008 NO END IN SIGHT album re-entered the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart, joining JUKE BOX HEROES in July 2013.  Additionally, JUKE BOX HEROES spent most of 2013 in the Nielsen SoundScan “Top 200 Catalog” chart.  It rose to #4 in that chart in September, an astonishing feat that allowed FOREIGNER’s catalog sales that week to eclipse those of AC/DC, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan Top 200, September 15, 2013).
Check out “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks).  DON FELDER hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop.  STYX and FOREIGNER will alternate closing slots as listed below.
DATE               CITY                             VENUE                                                 CLOSER
Fri 5/16             Oklahoma City, OK        Zoo Amphitheatre                                  FOREIGNER
Sat 5/17            Grand Prairie, TX           Verizon Theatre                                     FOREIGNER
Sun 5/18           Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion             STYX
Tue 5/20            Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall                                   FOREIGNER
Thu 5/22            Estero, FL                     Germain Arena                                      STYX
Fri 5/23             St. Augustine, FL          St. Augustine Amphitheatre                    STYX
Sat 5/24            Atlanta, GA                   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre               STYX
Sun 5/25           Orange Beach, AL         The Wharf                                             FOREIGNER
Thu 5/29            Tuscaloosa, AL             Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre                       STYX
Fri 5/30             Simpsonville, SC           Charter Amphitheatre                             FOREIGNER
Sat 5/31            Charlotte, NC                PNC Music Pavilion                              FOREIGNER
Sun 6/1             Virginia Beach, VA        Farm Bureau Amphitheatre                     STYX
Thu 6/5             Cincinnati, OH               Horseshoe Casino                                 STYX
Fri 6/6               Chicago, IL                   FirstMerit Bank Pavilion                         STYX
Sat 6/7              Maryland Hts., MO        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre               STYX
Sun 6/8             Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theatre                                    STYX
Thu 6/19            Boston, MA                  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                      FOREIGNER
Fri 6/20             Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live                                      FOREIGNER
Sat 6/21            Big Flats, NY                Summer Stage                                      FOREIGNER
Mon 6/23          Verona, NY                   Turning Stone Casino                            STYX
Fri 6/27             Mashantucket, CT          Foxwoods Resort Casino                      STYX
Sat 6/28            Wantagh, NY                 Nikon Jones Beach Theater                    FOREIGNER
Fri 7/4               Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion                                     FOREIGNER
Sat 7/5              Bangor, ME                  Darlings Waterfront                               STYX
Sun 7/6             Gilford, NH                   Bank of NH Pavilion                              STYX
Wed 7/9            Canandaigua, NY          Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center     FOREIGNER
Thu 7/10            Detroit, MI                     Freedom Hill Amphitheater                     FOREIGNER
Thu 7/17            Minneapolis, MN           Target Center                                        FOREIGNER
Fri 7/18             Walker, MN                   Moondance Jam                                   STYX
Tue 7/22            Denver, CO                   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre                 FOREIGNER
Wed 7/23          Salt Lake City, UT          USANA Amphitheatre                            STYX
Fri 7/25             Las Vegas, NV              Orleans Arena                                       STYX
Sat 7/26            Los Angeles, CA           Greek Theatre                                        FOREIGNER
Sun 7/27           Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl                               FOREIGNER
Winery Dogs Special EditionJanuary 21, 2014 — THE WINERY DOGSMike Portnoy (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Richie Kotzen (lead vocals, guitars)— is getting 2014 started with a new round of tour dates and the release of two new special versions of their self-titled and self-produced debut album that debuted in the Top 10 on various Billboard charts.
Set for release in April, THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION will be comprised of two-CDs.  Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour including “Criminal,” a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics.  A deluxe package for die-hard fans will be released simultaneously.  DOG TREATS: THE WINERY DOGS DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION will be sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and will include the SPECIAL EDITION collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a “studio diary” written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.
After THE WINERY DOGS was originally released on July 23, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, it debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27.
It also landed on numerous “Top 10 Albums of 2013” lists, including the prestigious “2013 Pazz & Jop” critic’s poll in New York City’s Village Voice, EddieTrunk.com (#1), MetalExiles.com (#1), Examiner.com (#1), ZoiksOnline.com (#1), Hardrockhaven.net (#3), AmpsAndGreenScreens.com (#3), GuitarWorld.com (#6), BraveWords.com (#6), VintageRock.com (#8), ClassicRockRevisited.com (#17).  The album’s first single, “Elevate,” was the #1 Most Played song of 2013 on WDHA-FM in New Jersey and it reached the Top 20 on Mediabase’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart.
The four videos that have been released (“Time Machine,” the latest single currently being serviced to radio, “Elevate,” “I’m No Angel” and “Desire”) have garnered over 1.5 million views on their official YouTube page.
Check out THE WINERY DOGS at any of the following U.S. tour stops (with more dates to be added in the coming weeks):
DATE               CITY                                         VENUE
3/25                  New York, NY                           B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
3/26                  New York, NY                           B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
3/27                  Chicago, IL                               Arcata Theatre
 

After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of this Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT and will appear on CBS This Morning TOMORROW MORNING.

motley crue the final tourWith over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”

The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts. “But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue.”

The Dodge brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?

Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing,”Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”

The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt’ is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th starting at 10am local time. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st. All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com.

07/02/14 GRAND RAPIDS, MI, UNITED STATES VAN ANDEL ARENA
07/04/14 MILWAUKEE, WI, UNITED STATES SUMMERFEST
07/05/14 NOBLESVILLE, IN, UNITED STATES KLIPSCH MUSIC CENTER
07/06/14 CINCINNATI, OH, UNITED STATES RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
07/08/14 COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER
07/09/14 MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO, UNITED STATES VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE
07/11/14 DES MOINES, IA, UNITED STATES WELLS FARGO ARENA
07/12/14 WICHITA, KS, UNITED STATES INTRUST BANK ARENA
07/13/14 TULSA, OK, UNITED STATES BOK CENTER
07/15/14 CEDAR PARK, TX, UNITED STATES CEDAR PARK CENTER
07/16/14 DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES GEXA ENERGY PAVILION
07/18/14 ALBUQUERQUE, NM, UNITED STATES ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
07/19/14 PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES AK-CHIN PAVILION
07/21/14 LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES HOLLYWOOD BOWL
07/22/14 IRVINE, CA, UNITED STATES VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATRE
07/23/14 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, UNITED STATES SHORELINE AMPITHEATRE
07/25/14 RENO, NV, UNITED STATES RENO EVENTS CENTER
07/26/14 RIDGEFIELD, WA, UNITED STATES SLEEP COUNTY AMPITHEATER
07/27/14 AUBURN, WA, UNITED STATES WHITE RIVER AMPITHEATER
07/29/14 WHEATLAND, CA, UNITED STATES SLEEP TRAIN AMPITHEATER
07/30/14 CHULA VISTA, CA, UNITED STATES SLEEP TRAIN AMPITHEATER
08/01/14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES USANA AMPITHEATRE
08/02/14 DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES PEPSI CENTER
08/03/14 KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES SPRINT CENTER
08/05/14 STURGIS, SD, UNITED STATES STURGIS BUFFALO CHIP
08/06/14 SIOUX CITY, IA, UNITED STATES TYSON EVENTS CENTER
08/08/14 TINLEY PARK, IL, UNITED STATES FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPITHEATRE
08/09/14 CLARKSTON, MI, UNITED STATES DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE
08/10/14 TORONTO, ON, CANADA MOLSON CANADIAN AMPITHEATRE
08/12/14 CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, UNITED STATES BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
08/13/14 BURGETTSTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES FIRST NIAGARA PAVILION
08/15/14 PELHAM, AL, UNITED STATES OAK MOUNTAIN AMPITHEATRE
08/16/14 ALPHARETTA, GA, UNITED STATES VERIZON WIRELESS AMPITHEATRE @ENCORE PARK
08/17/14 TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPITHEATRE
08/19/14 CHARLOTTE, NC, UNITED STATES PNC MUSIC PAVILLION
08/20/14 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, UNITED STATES FARM BUREAU LIVE AT VIRGINIA BEACH
08/22/14 BRISTOW, VA, UNITED STATES JIFFY LUBE LIVE
08/23/14 CAMDEN, NJ, UNITED STATES SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
08/24/14 MANSFIELD, MA, UNITED STATES XFINITY CENTER
08/26/14 SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, UNITED STATES SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
08/27/14 ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR
08/29/14 WANTAGH, NY, UNITED STATES NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATER
08/30/14 HOLMDEL, NJ, UNITED STATES PNC BANK ARTS CENTER
08/31/14 DARIEN CENTER, NY, UNITED STATES DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
10/10/14 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES CHESAPEAKE ARENA
10/11/14 THE WOODLANDS, TX, UNITED STATES CYNTHIA W. MITCHELL PAVILION
10/12/14 BOSSIER CITY, LA, UNITED STATES CENTURYLINK CENTER
10/14/14 LOUISVILLE, KY, UNITED STATES KFC YUM! CENTER
10/15/14 NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES BRIDGESTONE ARENA
10/17/14 HOLLYWOOD, FL, UNITED STATES SEMINOLE HARD ROCK LIVE
10/19/14 JACKSONVILLE, FL, UNITED STATES VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA
10/21/14 GREENVILLE, SC, UNITED STATES BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA
10/22/14 GREENSBORO, NC, UNITED STATES GREENSBORO COLISEUM
10/25/14 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, UNITED STATES BORGATA EVENTS CENTER
10/26/14 MONTVILLE, CT, UNITED STATES MOHEGAN SUN
10/29/14 SYRACUSE, NY, UNITED STATES THE ONCENTER COMPLEX
11/05/14 BILOXI, MS, UNITED STATES MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM
11/06/14 SOUTHHAVEN, MS, UNITED STATES LANDERS CENTER
11/09/14 MOLINE, IL, UNITED STATES IWIRELESS CENTER
11/11/14 GREEN BAY, WI, UNITED STATES RESCH CENTER
11/12/14 MADISON, WI, UNITED STATES ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER
11/13/14 OMAHA, NE, UNITED STATES CENTURYLINK CENTER
11/15/14 ST. PAUL, MN, UNITED STATES XCEL ENERGY CENTER
11/16/14 FARGO, ND, UNITED STATES FARGODOME
11/18/14 EDMONTON, AB, CANADA REXALL PLACE
11/19/14 CALGARY, AB, CANADA SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME
11/21/14 VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA ROGERS ARENA



LACUNA COIL are proud to unveil the album cover and track listing to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO‘, their new studio album due April 1, 2014 in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand) on Century Media Records. The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline‘, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat, Sevendust and Paradise Lost after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

lacuna coil broken crown halo
BROKEN CROWN HALO‘ Track Listing:
Nothing Stands In Our Way
Zombies
Hostage To The Light
Victims
Die & Rise
I Forgive (But I Won’t Forget Your Name)
Cybersleep
Infection
I Burn In You
In The End I Feel Alive
On Cold Day

The band had this to say about the album artwork: “We are fighting for a kingdom and a crown that is not what it seems to be, one that in reality represents the moment of confusion we’re living in, and the very fragile situation we’re facing every day.

LACUNA COIL return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO‘ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

hottest chicks in rock tourFEBRUARY:
20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH
01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever
05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live
06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07: Austin, TX – Infest
08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues



Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida’s scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26 and 27, bigger and better than ever.

Following 2013’s third annual event which drew over 25,000 people and garnered widespread media acclaim, the two-day destination music festival anchors the World’s Loudest Weekend and will feature a massive all-star rock lineup featuring co-headliners Avenged Sevenfold, The Cult, Rob Zombie, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch and Staind. The initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville is as follows, with more to be announced:

rockville 2014Saturday, April 26
Avenged Sevenfold
The Cult
Motörhead
Volbeat
Alter Bridge
Chevelle
Hellyeah
Chiodos
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Adelitas Way
Rev Theory
Fozzy
Butcher Babies
Devour The Day
We As Human
Evergreen Terrace
Monster Truck
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner

Sunday, April 27
Korn, Rob Zombie
Five Finger Death Punch, Staind
Seether
Theory of a Deadman
Black Label Society
Black Stone Cherry
Trivium
Motionless In White
Sick Puppies
Skindred
The Pretty Reckless
Lacuna Coil
KYNG
Nothing More
Twelve Foot Ninja

Korn’s Jonathan Davis says, “Can’t wait for Rockville! We love coming to JAX – the fans there always bring it!

5FDP is incredibly excited to be part of the kickoff of the World’s Loudest Month,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer. “We are blessed to have so many fans in Florida that made it possible for the band to step up as a festival headliner standing beside giants like Korn and Rob Zombie! Thank you, Florida. See you all soon!

A special discounted ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville will be held from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted 2-day weekend General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. Weekend General Admission ticket pre-sale prices are as follows (plus fees):

Tuesday, January 28: $69.50
Wednesday, January 29: $79.50
Thursday, January 30: $89.50

To obtain a password to access the ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, visit www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com, www.FolioWeekly.com, www.RevolverMag.com, www.RevolverMag.com
or listen to your local rock radio station. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will also be available at select Metro PCS locations with no service fees.



Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, the mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, proudly returns to Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC May 3 & 4 with a massive 2 day lineup including Avenged Sevenfold (who performed at the SOLD OUT inaugural Carolina Rebellion) and Kid Rock. Also features performances by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.

Featuring on-site camping, VIP packages and a lineup featuring today’s biggest rock bands, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion–celebrating its second consecutive year at Rock City Campgrounds–has quickly grown to be the Carolinas’ Biggest Weekend of Rock in four short years.

The daily band lineup for the fourth annual Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion is:

Carolina Rebellion 2014Saturday, May 3
Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Motörhead, Seether, Volbeat, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Adelitas Way, Thousand Foot Krutch, KYNG, Nothing More, Devour The Day and Truckfighters

Sunday, May 4
Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, 311, Staind, A Day To Remember, Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Fuel, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Trivium, Redlight King, Twelve Foot Ninja and Gemini Syndrome


The Zombie crew is super-stoked to be heading down to the Carolina Rebellion this year,” says Rob Zombie. “We are ready to throw-down a badass Zombie party for all the Rebels. See ya there.”

This festival has become one of the biggest in the country,” says Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory. “We have a ton of fans in the Carolinas and the crowds there are nothing short of legendary.”

We’re excited to play Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion for the first time,” says 311’s Nick Hexum. “Looks like a cool festival. We’ll be rockin’ tunes from our new album plus 311 classics. See you there!

All tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET, including Camping, Hotel and VIP Packages, as well as Weekend 4-Packs and upgrades. All Camping and Hotel Packages will include access to the Friday night campground party. As in the past, ticket discounts will also be available for active military. For full details about military ticket discounts, Camping, Hotel and VIP packages, visit www.CarolinaRebellion.com. A special pre-sale will start on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am ET. To gain access, like our Facebook page or sign up to receive our e-newsletters via our website.

We learned a great deal last year and have made some important improvements to the site, to better protect us from the elements,” said Joe Litvag, Co-Executive Producer of the festival. “Not to mention this bill is stacked with incredible talent, bringing our Rebels the biggest and best rock festival to ever hit the Carolinas.”



Fort Rock 2014 Monster EnergyJanuary 24, 2014–Monster Energy’s Fort Rock—Southwest Florida’s biggest rock festival—returns to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida for its second year on Saturday, April 26 with a stellar rock lineup featuring co-headlining superstars Korn, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch, along with Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies, Trivium, Skindred, The Pretty Reckless, KYNG, Nothing More, Twelve Foot Ninja, and more.

5FDP is incredibly excited to be part of the kickoff of the World’s Loudest Month,” says Five Finger Death Punch’Jeremy Spencer. “Having already ‘rocked’ Rockville, this will be our first time bringing it to Fort Myers. We are blessed to have so many fans in Florida that made it possible for the band to step up as a festival headliner standing beside giants like Korn and Rob Zombie! Thank you, Florida. See you all soon!”

The festival is offering a special discounted ticket pre-sale from January 28-30. During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted general admission tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices (plus fees):

  • Papa Roach at FORT ROCK 2013

    Papa Roach at FORT ROCK 2013

    Tuesday, January 28: $29.50

  • Wednesday, January 29: $39.50
  • Thursday, January 30: $45.50

To obtain a password for access to the ticket pre-sale for Monster Energy’s Fort Rock, listen to your local Fort Myers rock radio station, or visit www.RevolverMag.com or www.FloridaWeekly.com.

Regularly priced General Admission and VIP tickets for Monster Energy’s Fort Rock go on sale Friday, January 31 at 10:00 AM ET at www.FortRockFestival.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. General Admission tickets start at $49.50 and VIP tickets start at $99.50, with ticket prices increasing on February 10. In addition, select Pita Pit locations will be selling General Admission tickets for $50, with no service fees. A limited number of discounted GA military tickets will be available for just $29 via www.govx.com. Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for full details.

“After a great first year, we couldn’t be more excited to return to JetBlue Park with an amazing band lineup and fantastic partners,” says Monster Energy’s Fort Rock co-producer Clay Busch of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is the kickoff event to a series of festivals produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, that also includes the massively successful Rock On The Range, and Carolina Rebellion festivals. Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is also part of the Florida kickoff—along with Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville—of the World’s Loudest Month. The World’s Loudest Month was created in partnership by AEG Live and Danny Wimmer Presents and features the biggest names in rock music performing in six distinct concert atmospheres across the country on five consecutive weekends.

JetBlue Park is the spring training home of the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, Florida.

Monster Energy’s Fort Rock is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, and f.y.e.

Fort Rock 2014 flyer For more info visit: www.FortRockFestival.com and be sure to like the Fort Rock Festival Facebook page for all the latest updates.

 

Sevendust Band Promo 2012January 23, 2014 — SEVENDUST didn’t waste any time getting 2014 started the best way they know how:  being holed up in the recording studio to create their long-awaited and highly-anticipated acoustic album.   TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES will be released in April on 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services.  On April 1, they’ll hit the road for their first U.S. headlining tour of the year, entitled “An Evening With Sevendust,” which kicks off in Athens, GA at the Georgia Theatre.  It’s their first acoustic trek since 2004, when they were touring in support of their second album, SEASONS, and a format their fans have been anxiously awaiting for once again.
The Atlanta band–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—entered Architekt Studios in Butler, NJ (where they recorded their previous BLACK OUT THE SUN album) at the beginning of the month to record their highly anticipated and much-talked-about acoustic studio album.
It will be a collection of brand new songs, along with re-recorded SEVENDUST classics.  Newly re-recorded songs will include:  “Black,” “Gone,” “Denial,” “Karma,” “Trust,” and “Crucified.”  Six brand new songs have also been written and recorded for the acoustic album.  It’s not the first time SEVENDUST has explored their acoustic side.  Their critically acclaimed SOUTHSIDE DOUBLE-WIDE live acoustic album was released in 2004.  As All Music Guide had praised:  “Fans should invest readily in SOUTHSIDE DOUBLE-WIDE…SEVENDUST’s famously confrontational sound smolders, and damn it if their sensitive side isn’t just as fiery.”
On Friday, November 22, 2013, SEVENDUST partnered with PledgeMusic for a direct-to-fan campaign to help fund the creation of TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES and was set to last 130 days.  Over the course of that first weekend, they reached their goal thanks to their “Family” of fans who had received the exciting news solely from the band’s and band member’s personal Facebook and Twitter sites.  SEVENDUST has always said they consider their fans to be part of the SEVENDUST Family, and they certainly proved their love and devotion for the band with the immediate response to the PledgeMusic opportunity.
With over 70 days left in the campaign, SEVENDUST has raised over 155% of their goal with over 2,550 pledges.  Exclusive incentives for pledgers included a digital download of the album before its available anywhere, exclusive updates during the making of the record, signed drumheads and guitar picks, being included in the album’s liner notes, autographed guitars used on tour, and dinner with the band (which was swiped up quick by two very lucky “Family” members).
BLACK OUT THE SUN debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Music Albums” chart, as well as #18 on the “Top 200 Albums” chart, #4 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #5 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, #14 on the “Overall Digital Albums” chart and #17 on the “Top Internet Albums” chart.
Later this month, SEVENDUST will be aboard the ShipRocked 2014 cruise, along with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, In This Moment, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, and many others.  The ultimate rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit Great Stirrup Cay–a private island in the Bahamas–during the January 26-30 excursion.  A limited number of staterooms for the ShipRocked 2014 experience are still available at www.ShipRocked.com.
Here is the official track listing of TIME TRAVELERS & BONFIRES:
1. Come Down
2. Under It All
3. The Wait
4. Upbeat Sugar
5. One Life
6. Bonfire
7. Gone
8. Denial
9. Trust
10. Crucified
11. Karma
12. Black
Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops.
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Tue 4/1             Athens, GA                   Georgia Theatre
Wed 4/2            Destin, FL                     Club LA
Fri 4/4               Houston, TX                   Scout Bar
Sat 4/5              Dallas, TX                      Trees
Sun 4/6             Austin, TX                     Emo’s
Tue 4/8             Tempe, AZ                    Marquee
Thu 4/10            El Cajon, CA                 Sycuan Casino
Fri 4/11             Los Angeles, CA            House Of Blues
Sat 4/12            Las Vegas, NV              Vinyl at Hard Rock
Sun 4/13           Reno, NV                      Knitting Factory
Wed 4/16          Sacramento, CA            Ace Of Spades
Fri 4/18             Seattle, WA                  El Corazon
Sat 4/19            Portland, OR                 Hawthorne Theatre
Sun 4/20           Boise, ID                       Knitting Factory
Mon 4/21           Salt Lake City, UT          The Complex 
Tue 4/22            Denver, CO                    Gothic Theatre
Fri 4/25             Joliet, IL                        Mojoes
Sat 4/26            Madison, WI                  Orpheum 
Mon 4/28           Detroit, MI                     Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tue 4/29            Columbus, OH               Bogart’s
Wed 4/30          Louisville, KY                 Mercury Ballroom
Fri 5/2               Baltimore, MD               Sound Stage
Sat 5/3              Washington, DC            The Howard Theatre
Sun 5/4             New York, NY                Highline Ballroom
Tue 5/6             Hartford, CT                   Webster Theatre
Thu 5/8             Patchogue, NY              Emporium
Fri 5/9               Portland, ME                 Asylum
Sat 5/10            Philadelphia, PA            Electric Factory
For more info visit Sevendust’s Official Website.