Alright, so there is pretty much no way that I can relate this to horror off the top of my head. However, this tour is just way too awesome to not let you all know about. Counting Crows and The Wallflowers, both huge 90′s bands, have announced that they will be embarking on a 21-date N. American tour this summer. All tour dates can be seen below (I’ll be at the Rochester Hills show on July 4th, no doubt about it).
I’ve always loved listening to these two bands. The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” is one of my favorite 90′s songs while Counting Crows’ “Colorblind” will always be one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard. READ MORE
Metalcore band Killswitch Engage has announced a full string of US headlining tour dates. Support will come from As I Lay Dying, Miss May I, and Affiance. The tour kicks off in Oklahoma City and wraps up just over a month later in Joliet.
Vocalist Jesse Leach comments, “We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I and a new band we’re all excited to see live called Affiance. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level.”
Bassist Mike D. adds, “We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That’s right, ‘CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis’ is surely imminent.”
All tour dates can be found below. Also, make sure to check out our interview with drummer Justin Foley here. READ MORE
Neo-classical guitar shred master Yngwie Malmsteen will be embarking on a full US tour this spring in support of his latest album Spellbound>. The tour kicks off April 24th in Cleveland, OH and wraps up May 18th in Houston, TX. The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Newsted, the band fronted by ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, has announced a US tour this April and May. The 14-stop tour kicks off in California and winds up in New Jersey. Newsted will be touring in support of their recently released EP Metal, which you can snag on iTunes. The full tour schedule can be seen below.
Recently it was announced that Staind guitarist Mike Mushok had officially joined the band. You can read more about that here READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to team up with Mindless Self Indulgence to bring you an exclusive chance for four of you lucky readers to each win a pair of tickets to the MSI show of your choice where you will also do a meet & greet with the band and receive a t-shirt from them! All details on prizing and how you can enter are below. Best of luck to all of you!
MSI will be touring in support of their new album How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence, which will be available for purchase on the tour before getting an official street release. You can see tour dates and buy tickets for the shows here. READ MORE
Electronic legends Depeche Mode have announced a string of N. American tour dates this summer. The tour will kick off in Detroit, MI and end in Phoenix, AZ. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album Delta Machine, which comes out March 26th (pre-order here).
The full tour schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Self-proclaimed death pop band Orgy will be embarking on the “Wide Awake And Dead” tour with support coming from Vampires Everywhere! and Davey Suicide. The band recently released a new single entitled “Grime Of The Century”, which is their first new single in seven years.
All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival hasn’t yet announced their 2013 lineup but they have just released a list of tour dates, which you can see below. The festival will be making its way to Bango, ME and Austin, TX for the first time. Additional dates will be announced in the next few weeks. READ MORE
Rock band Clutch have added some dates to their N. American tour in support of their upcoming album Earth Rocker, which comes out Mar. 19th. The band is currently touring in Europe and will embark on their N. American tour in early March. Tickets for the public go on sale Friday, Jan. 25th and Saturday, Jan 26th. You can see all tour dates below. READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains have announced a string of US tour dates this Spring that begins on April 25th in Miami Beach, FL and ends on May 25th in Pryor, OK at the Rocklahoma Festival. The band will be touring to promote the release of their new album, which is as-of-yet-untitled and has an undetermined Spring 2013 release date. Fan pre-sale tickets for most dates will go on sale tomorrow while general purchase begins on Friday.
The band recently released “Hollow” (iTunes), their first single from their new album. You can see the official video below. READ MORE
Two of Sweden’s greatest musical exports, Opeth and Katatonia, will be touring N. America this spring. So far only one release date has been released: May 10th at the Machine Shop in Flint, MI (check out the flyer below). Tickets will be made available this Friday, Jan. 11th at 10am.
Opeth will still be touring in support of their album Heritage (review) while Katatonia will be touring for Dead End Kings (review).
On a personal note, I’m beyond excited for this. I saw Katatonia and Opeth tour together before and it was nothing short of incredible. Another combined tour from the two of them is something that I refuse to miss. READ MORE
EDM artist Figure has announced a pretty massive European and N. American tour that kicks off this Friday and goes until the end of March. You can see the full touring schedule below.
Figure states, “I want this tour to be a showcase of my catalogue; a bit of the old, tracks that the fans come to hear, as well as surprise them with new, fresh material that i’ve been saving for a good part of 2012 to premiere on this run. This tour is about the music taking the spotlight.” READ MORE
Green Day had a bit of an up-and-down year in 2012. They released three albums and did some touring. But then, in September, singer/guitarist Billie Joe had a breakdown on stage and ended up going to rehab. As a result, several tour dates had to be cancelled. But now the band is catching up and rescheduling tour dates for a tour in March and April of 2013. You can check out all the dates below (more will be added in early 2013).
Billie Joe Armstrong states, “Dear friends… I just want to thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and family. I’m getting better everyday. So now, without further ado, the show must go on. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out load! Our passion has only grown stronger.” READ MORE
Heavy rock bands Flyleaf and Drowning Pool will be co-headlining a US tour that begins Feb. 21st in Philadelphia and ends Mar. 24th in Tucson. Support will come from Los Angeles rock band Stars In Stereo. This will be Flyleaf’s first full tour with new singer Kristen May as the support their latest album New Horizons (review). You can see a full touring schedule below.
Flyleaf guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya exclaims, “We’re excited for everyone to experience Kristen May’s powerful and inspiring voice as she joins us on stage.”
Bassist Pat Seals adds, “I can’t wait for these new songs to happen live for both longtime and new fans.”
Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce adds, “We’re excited as hell to get back out on the road and hang with our fellow Texas rockers Flyleaf. We’ve done some radio shows together in the past but this will be our first real run together. I know Flyleaf has great new line up and some amazing new tunes. We’ll be playing a killer mix of songs from our catalogue and some new tunes as well. Looking forward to rocking out with everyone.”
Make sure to check out our “Craziest Holiday Gifts” from Stars In Stereo here. READ MORE
Deftones are riding high after releasing Koi No Yokan (review), which is receiving very high critical praise. Now, the band has announced a 2013 US tour throughout March. You can find the tour dates below and pre-order tickets here. READ MORE
Marilyn Manson has announced a full N. American tour schedule for early 2013. The tour begins Jan. 18th in Milwaukee, WI and concludes on Feb. 23rd in Las Vegas, NV. Support will come from Butcher Babies, who recently signed to Century Media Records. The full touring schedule can be seen below and select tickets are available here.
Manson was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category for “No Reflection”, which comes off his Born Villain album (review). READ MORE
Danish punk metal band Volbeat has announced a full N. American spring tour starting in early March and ending in early/mid-April. Support will come from rock band Danko Jones. You can see all the tour dates below.
The band will also be announcing details on a fifth studio album in the next few weeks. READ MORE
Icelandic band Sigur Rós have announced a string of dates in N. America that will see them start playing March 24th in Washington D.C. and finish playing April 17th in San Francisco. The band has also announced that every ticket purchased will net the buyer a new three-track EP that includes new and unreleased music. You can sign up for presales here and check out all tour dates below.
Also, if you haven’t seen it, a fan made video for “Varúð” that is one of the best zombie stories I’ve seen in a long time can be seen below. Seriously, it’s astonishing. READ MORE
One of my dreams in life is to see Depeche Mode live and it’s looking like that dream may have a chance of coming true next year! The band has posted several European tour dates on their Facebook. The tour will actually kick off in Asia, with a show in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 7th before heading into Europe for a full tour that lasts until July 29th. Afterwards, the band says that they will be bringing the tour to N. America.
Per their Facebook, “Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will play 34 must-see shows in 25 European countries to an audience of more than 1.5 million fans, before taking the tour to North America.” You can see the full touring schedule below.
Playing The Angel is one of my all-time favorite albums. It’s one of those discs that I pop in, hit ‘Play’ and just let it go the whole way through. READ MORE
UK rock band Muse have announced the first few dates for their early 2013 N. American tour. There aren’t very many dates locked down and, aside from Detroit on the 2nd, March is completely open. However, there are several Canadian dates, so my neighbors to the North can look forward to seeing the band! Check out the list of dates below.
Muse will be touring in support of their newly released album The 2nd Law, which came out this past Tuesday (Oct. 2nd). READ MORE
Walt Disney Pictures has two new 360 degree tours on tap for the set of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s latest animated feature in which a young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Unfortunately, the coding won’t let us post both tours in the same article, so we’ve had to break it up in two. Here’s part two!
I’ve gone on record saying that I’m hopeful for this, even though Burton has been in a bit of a (creative, not financial) rut recently. Sure, it looks very much its composed of stock Burton aesthetics, but the stop motion technique renders them in a more striking manner than his recent live action work does. And the sets that I saw – reassembled at comic-con – were striking.
The voice cast includes four actors who worked with Burton on previous films: Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow), while Charlie Tahan and Atticus Shaffer were later added.
Frankenweenie jumps into your lap on October 5th. Head inside for the second tour! READ MORE
Season 3 of “The Walking Dead“ is approaching fast and by now we know that the bulk of it is set in a prison. Do you want to see that prison? Do you want a four minute video tour of the prison? Led by Robert Kirkman? Well here ya go! It’s pretty cool!
In Season 3, premiering October 14, “Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and company will face a brand new threat – one that is very much human. While Rick and the gang are busy clearing out a prison in the hopes of transforming it into a protective fortress, not so far away is the town of Woodbury, Georgia, and its self-appointed leader, the Governor (David Morrissey).”
Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Stone Sour have officially unveiled a five continent touring schedule as the first leg of dates for the support of their upcoming album House Of Gold And Bones Part 1. The tour begins in fall and extends well into next year. Africa and Antarctica have been left off the touring schedule. I’m sure GWAR is very disappointed right about now. Check out the tour dates below.
House Of Gold And Bones Part 1 will be released this October while Part 2 has an undetermined 2013 date. READ MORE
I feel like I kinda jinxed things in yesterday’s article about Randy Blythe where I stated that there was still no word on whether or not the Lamb Of God/Dethklok/Gojira tour was pushing forward. I was still harboring a completely unrealistic hope that the tour would continue, even if it had to reschedule the first few dates. Alas, that is not going to happen as word has broken that the tour is now officially cancelled.
Per LoG’s PR: “The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour. Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December.”
They also add, “Lamb Of God wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour. Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague. Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.” READ MORE