Anarbor Tour (@Smiling Moose Pittsburgh) 2017: Review and Photos!

words and pix: Abigail McNatt
The local music scene is highly underrated. There are so many different kinds of bands that fall in this scene and are so talented. If I could tell anyone in this city who loves music anything, it would be to attend small shows and listen to bands and artists that don’t have a lot of likes or followers or listens.
One of those bands whose shows I attend quite often (and shoot all the time) is Vertigo. They are a local pop/rock band who play a ton of local shows. They were first on stage at the Smiling Moose on this cold Saturday evening in Pittsburgh. They are a fun band to shoot because you can tell they love what they’re doing and they get the crowd involved as well. I saw a good amount of people in front of the stage bobbing their heads to the groovy music. Overall, their set was very fun and enjoyable. I highly recommend readers to check them out in the link above.
Next on stage was Baltimore pop/rock band, Skyward Story. The previously named band, 3PM, put on a super fun set. Girls went wild for them. Some came from far and wide just to see them play. They interacted well with their crowd and performed many originals but also did Ed Sheeran‘s “Castle on the Hill”. Overall their set was very fun and I enjoyed every second of it. If boy bands are your thing, go check them out!
Going along with the local band theme, next up was pop/punk band from Pittsburgh, Milly. They were pretty cool. Being in the smaller music scene, I was surprised I hadn’t heard of them before. I thought they were pretty good! The crowd was enjoyed it as well it seemed. So if you’re into the local music scene, go check them out in the link above!
The next band, who was also the band touring with Anarbor, was Sundressed. They describe themselves as “emotive punk”. They surprised me because I expected more a more pop/rock sound considering the bands that played prior to them. But they were pretty good. They seemed really into their performance and got the crowd pumped up. So if you’re into the more “emotive punk” type music, go look them up!
Last but not least, the band we were all waiting for… Anarbor. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re considered alternative rock and they’re amazing. They get super into it and the fans were all over the place. They were dancing, singing along, and just enjoying every second they were there. The band had great interaction and put on a wonderful, upbeat performance. So if you haven’t heard of them, go look them up. I provided links to each band above!
Overall, it was a great night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Some of the photos are showcased below and the rest are featured here.

GWAR and DOYLE (Misfits) Bloody Up Mr. Smalls on 10/23 (with Ghoul and US Bastards)

On October 20thGWAR will release a new studio album entitled “The Blood of Gods” via Metal Blade Records.  In support of the new album, your Lords and Masters will leave their arctic slumber and return to the road to cause aural (and anal) devastation across North America.  Joining in the chaos will be Ghoul, Doyle (10/20-11/5), He Is Legend (11/7-12/10) and U.S. Bastards.  The tour kicks off in Richmond, VA on October 20th and runs through December 10th in Detroit, MI.  The tour includes a stop in New York City on Halloween as well!  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

The Berserker Blothar had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“Humans, we are coming to tear your world apart with a live performance the likes of which has never been seen on this or any other planet! This album, “The Blood of Gods,” is the greatest thing since French toast.  Just hearing these songs performed will result in an instant paroxysm of weeping, gnashing of teeth, and the uncontrollable voiding of your filthy bowels. Now, we are taking the whole bloody shit show on the road, with the most spectacular, blood-drenched, gruesome, and terrifying rock concert of all time. Don’t miss your chance to sacrifice yourself to GWAR at a venue near you!”

 

Bohabs! Be the coolest corpse in the pile! Don’t miss your chance to pledge your allegiance to GWAR each night when they rape and pillage your town. Head to https://www.gwarvip.com to take part in “The Lords and Masters VIP Experience”.

 

General admission tickets and VIP Packages on sale NOW

 

The Lords and Masters VIP Experience Includes:
*One (1) General Admission Ticket with Venue Early Entry (potentially guest list)
*Exclusive access to GWAR soundcheck where you will pledge allegiance to your Lords & Masters!
*Invitation to play a GWAR instrument onstage at soundcheck
*Tour of the weapons of your Lords & Masters
*Crowd Free Merch Access
*One (1) Souvenir item signed by members of GWAR
*One (1)  Souvenir GWAR laminate
*Photo opportunity with GWAR before the show
*You will be killed by GWAR on stage during the show.
*Designated Slave Pit Area to pledge your allegiance before you are killed on stage by GWAR!

 

There are only 5 VIP TICKETS available per show, that’s it so don’t wait.

The story of GWAR is carved across the history of this barren and hopeless planet, but GWAR themselves are not of this world… their story begins in the deepest reaches of outer space. Long ago, the beings who would become the rock band GWAR were part of an elite fighting force, the Scumdogs of the Universe. For eons, they served as thralls to a supreme being known only as the Master. But one by one, each future member of the band earned a glaring reputation for being an intergalactic fuck-up. And so, they were banished, sent away on a fool’s errand to conquer an insignificant shitball floating in a dark corner of the universe; the planet Earth.  Once here, GWAR shaped the face of the globe, destroying and rebuilding the natural world, and giving rise to all of human history. Aliens to some, gods and demons to others, our erstwhile Scumdogs fucked apes to create the human race, and this fateful unplanned pregnancy would prove to be truly disastrous!

Their new album, “The Blood of Gods” is nothing less than a sacred text chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of their great mistake, from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are; a parasitical disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry. Meanwhile, Sleazy P. Martini, the crooked entrepreneur who discovered the Scumdogs, and has always envisioned them as a sort of horrific boy band, finally managed to convince the group to write a hit song called “I’ll Be Your Monster.” If all goes according to plan, it may be just stupid enough to work!

Of course, “The Blood of Gods” is the first GWAR album without the band’s fallen leader, Oderus Urungus. The title of the album refers to the loss of Oderus. and the struggles and triumphs that produced the new sound of the band. Born of adversity, “The Blood of Gods” is a sonic scar…a question asked and answered…Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can. GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!

GWAR W/Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards:
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GWAR W/Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards
11/19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

 

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THE WORLD’S CREEPIEST COLORING BOOK JUST GOT CREEPIER

Life of Agony’s Alan Robert Follows-up His Best-Selling Debut With The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Hits Shelves Today From IDW!

 
New York, NY (September 19, 2017) – Life of Agony’s Alan Robert has established himself as a prolific horror illustrator & writer over the last several years. Since 2010, Robert has created several award-winning titles through IDW Publishing (Crawl to Me, Killogy, Wire Hangers, The Shunned One). However, nothing would prepare him for the wild success of his 2016 breakout hit The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book. Nerdist hailed it as being “The World’s Creepiest Adult Coloring Book” and it was IDW’s #2 top-selling book last year.
Just in time to kick off the Halloween season right, the highly anticipated sequel The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Booksees its release today (Sept. 19) and it delivers even more scares and intricate line-work than the original.
“Terrifically morbid and visually awesome!”-ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“Prepare yourself for all the haunting delights that Ghouliana’s Creepatorium has to offer!”-BUSTLE
“The best horror coloring book on the market!”-COLORING QUEEN
“Delightfully creepy… will no doubt give you the loveliest nightmares.”-NERDIST
Check out the book trailer, here: https://vimeo.com/alanrobert/beautyofhorror2
 
Ghouliana’s Creepatorium continues the journey of everyone’s favorite undead girl, Ghouliana, as she mischievously attempts to trick budding colorists into unleashing her deadly spell. Ghouliana has secretly sprinkled her haunted ingredients throughout over 80 pages of Robert’s detailed drawings.The Beauty of Horror 2 features a beautifully chilling red-foiled cover and high-quality paper that will ensure the pools of blood you color don’t leak through the pages. Robert and IDW have once again come together to present a deluxe coloring experience.
The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium, Another GOREgeous Coloring Book by Alan Robert is in stores now from IDW Publishing. http://www.thebeautyofhorror.com
TP * BW * $17.99 * 88 Pages * 9.8″ x 9.8″* ISBN: 978-1-68405-070-3
‘The Beauty of Horror’ Coloring Books:
VOLUME 1: amzn.to/2oUWZ9J
VOLUME 2: amzn.to/2ptoBkB
Following the book’s release, Alan Robert has set up a number of signing sessions and meet and greets.  Please find all details below:
Wednesday 10/4:
Book Signing, Time: TBA
Forbidden Planet, NYC
Friday 10/6:
New York Comic Con
Panel:  Keeping Control of your Comic: Copyrights and Contracts for Creators
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Panel Room: 1A05
Sunday 10/8:
New York Comic Con, IDW Booth#: 1844
Book Signing: 2PM – 3PM
Saturday 10/21:
Book Signing: 1PM – 2PM
BookTowne
Friday 10/27 – Sunday 10/29
Chiller Theatre Expo, Rock & Roll Room
Autographs, Photos, and Custom Illustrations
Hilton Parsippany
One Hilton Court
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Fri: 5PM – 7PM
Sat.: 9AM – 7PM
Sun.: 10AM – 4PM
About Alan Robert
Over the last two decades, Alan Robert’s hard rock band Life of Agony built a die-hard cult following, selling over one million albums worldwide. Their debut album River Runs Redwas named “One of the Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone. In April 2017, Life of Agony released their 5th studio album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and it debuted at #24 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. Robert is also the award-winning author/artist of several IDW creator-owned comic book series. Titles include Crawl to MeKillogy and Wire HangersCrawl to Me is currently in development to become a live-action feature film.
About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including TransformersMy Little PonyStar Trek,Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesGhostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of NightLocke & KeyWormwoodRagnarökV-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.
IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-FilesBack to the FutureThe Godfather, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment currently serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based the best seller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett, and Brooklyn Animal Control.

The Metallica WorldWired Tour Hits North America with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat

It’s official! This summer North America is getting WorldWired and we want you to be there! Visit Metallica.com for more information on Fan Club presales, Enhanced Experiences brought to you by CID Entertainment, and how you can enter to win prizes through donations to our new All Within My Hands Foundation thanks to our collaboration with Crowdrise.

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May 10Baltimore, MDM&T Bank Stadium
May 12Philadelphia, PALincoln Financial Field
May 14East Rutherford, NJMetLife Stadium
May 17Uniondale, NY – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB
May 19Foxborough, MAGillette Stadium
May 21Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium
June 4St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
June 7Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 11Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
June 14San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
June 16Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
June 18Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
July 5Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
July 7Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
July 9Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
June 12Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
July 14Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete de Quebec
June 16Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 19Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 29Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
August 4Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
August 6San Diego, CA – Petco Park
August 9Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
August 14Vancouver, BC – BC Place
August 16Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

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“Killthrax” Tour Opening Acts Announced Including Pittsburgh’s Code Orange

ANTHRAX & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ANNOUNCE OPENERS FOR CO-HEADLINING SPRING 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR – “KILLTHRAX”
 
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA SERVING AS MAIN SUPPORT ON ALL DATES
 
JASTA TO OPEN 10 DATES, WITH CODE ORANGE OPENING ALL DATES THEREAFTER
 
SiriusXM Will Present All Dates
Anthrax, L-R:  Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais
Photo Credit:  Ignacio Galvez


LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, January 26, 2017 — Metalcore forefathers Killswitch Engage and thrash legends Anthrax announced in December that they will hit the road this Spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands’ itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double bill.

With Anthrax and KsE rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will hit the ground on March 29 in Montclair, NJ and then criss-cross the continent, wrapping up in Boston on May 7. The intense and dynamic The Devil Wears Prada will provide direct support on all dates.

Multi-tasking Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta will perform solo as Jasta and open the first 10 shows of the tour – including the two Killswitch Engage headline shows that do not feature Anthrax.
Pittsburgh‘s Code Orange, who are being hailed as one of the most exciting metal acts of 2017 with the release of their new album FOREVER, will open all of the dates thereafter. Code Orange jump on the tour on April 11.

Tickets are on sale via the Anthrax sitethe KsE site, and the TDWP site. Please visit those locations for all details regarding ticketing.

Killswitch Engage released the universally regarded Incarnate (Roadrunner) this past March, which debuted #6 on the Billboard 200, and #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Album chart. 2016 also saw KsE appearing on a Stars Wars-themed Revolver cover, staging an unforgettable and intimate, five-club NYC takeover for album release week, and embarking on an impressive Incarnate World Tour. On November 25, the band released Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol. II on Blu-ray, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing over 3.5 hours of footage. At the heart of this release is a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade away, to the band he helped form back in 1999. It picks up right where their 2005 {Set This} World Ablaze release left off, revealing the rest of the untold KsE story. Beyond the Flames is now available digitally.

KsE, L-R:  Adam Dutkiewicz, Jesse Leach, Justin Foley, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D’Antonio
Photo Credit:  Travis Shinn

For Anthrax, these dates are in support of the band’s critically-celebrated 11th album,  For All Kings (Megaforce), released last February. Celebrating its 35 th anniversary, 2016 has been action-packed for Anthrax.  For All Kings debuted at #1 on

Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart and #9 on the Billboard 200, the band’s second Top 10 chart entry. Two striking music videos made with director Jack Bennett, one over-the-top grizzly, the other an innovative stop-motion piece, an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers that paired the band with the iconic Robert De Niro, and sharing stages with bands like Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, and fellow Big Four members, Slayer were just a few of the highlights.
“Anthrax and Killswitch will be a really good blend for fans,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “We both play metal, but we play two different forms of the genre. I think fans of both bands are in for a ‘Total Explosion of the Senses.'” Added the band’s Frank Bello, “This Anthrax/KSE tour is a powerful ball of energy ready to unleash the metal in the U.S.”
“Anthrax and Killswitch – KillThrax! Holy crap!,” said Scott Ian. “I am so excited about these upcoming shows with our old friends Killswitch Engage. Get out your pit pants and start stretching now for all the glorious action and fun!”
KsE singer Jesse Leach echoed Anthrax’s enthusiasm about the upcoming trek, saying, “We are so stoked to tour with thrash legends Anthrax! We are sure this will bring a powerhouse of a live show with the combination of both bands. This is, hands down, the most excited we’ve been to tour alongside a band in a long while. This will be one you won’t want to miss. KillThrax is coming for you!!!!”
“I rarely get to tour with Jasta and since the rest of my year is booked up with Hatebreed tours, I jumped at the chance to hit the road and debut some new Jasta songs with some of my favorite people in metal,” said Jamey Jasta. “Not only is the tour hitting some of my favorite cities to play, the lineup offers something for every generation of metal and hardcore fan. Come out early and get the pit started with us!”
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, L-R:   Kyle Sipress, Andy Trick, Mike Hranica, Jeremy Depoyster
Photo Credit:  Anthony Barlich

Confirmed dates for the Anthrax and KsE tour  – “Killthrax” are as follows.

MARCH
29  The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ *&
30  Express Live, Columbus, OH **&
31  Arcada Theater, St. Charles, IL  (Anthrax only)
31  The International, Knoxville, TN  (KsE only) &

APRIL
1   Little River Casino, Manistee, MI  (Anthrax only)
1   Norva, Norfolk, VA  (KsE only) &
3   The Fillmore, Silver Springs, MD &
4   The Dome, Wallingford, CT *&
5   Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA *&
7   20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI *&
8   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI ** &
9    Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA *&
11   The Ritz, Raleigh, NC **#
12   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA **#
13    House of Blues, Orlando, FL *#
15    Texas Independence Festival, Austin, TX **#
16    Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX **#
17    House of Blues, Houston, TX *#
18    House of Blues, Dallas, TX  **#
20    The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ *#
22    The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA **#
23    The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA **#
25    Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA *#
26    Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR **#
28    Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO *#
29    Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE **#
30    Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO *#

MAY
1   The Pageant, St. Louis, MO **#
3    Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, CANADA **#
5    Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY **#
6    Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY *#
7    House of Blues, Boston, MA   *#

*  – KsE closes
** – Anthrax closes

&- Featuring Jasta
# Featuring Code Orange
ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016’s Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band’s international reach.

As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

ABOUT ANTHRAX:
As part of the band’s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016’s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart and at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades. Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band’s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.”  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate. Click here for more about Anthrax’s 35 years

ABOUT THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA:
The Devil Wears Prada is the musical embodiment of a generational shift. Built on a diverse array of heavy, dark, melodic and genre-defying music, hardened and sharpened by putting in road work together since the days when they had to skip class to tour, The Devil Wears Prada has long been at the forefront of a movement that bridges the gap between Rockstar Mayhem and the Vans Warped Tour.

In many ways, the band -Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), and the recent addition of Kyle Sipress (guitar)-has embraced transition and change since their 2005 formation. After the pivotal breakout With Roots Above and Branches Below in 2009, the boys challenged the status quo and notched widespread critical acclaim, landing two consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 for the conceptual Zombie EP [2010] and Dead Throne [2011]. Two thousand thirteen’s 8:18 continued to expand their imprint on heavy music, while the intergalactic concept epic Space EP (2015) blasted off to a #18 debut and praise from Alternative Press, Loudwire, and more. With influences from novels like The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir, William Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury, and Russian literature by Nabokov, Chekhov, and Dostoevsky, Prada gets very personal on their new album, Transit Blues (10-7-16), tackling topics like gun control, anxiety and the toll that touring takes. All Music called it “as blistering and visceral as anything they’ve ever done.”

ABOUT CODE ORANGE:
Pittsburgh, PA’s Code Orange, the progressive unit comprised of Jami Morgan (Drums/Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar/Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar/Vocals) and Joe Goldman (Bass) have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and aggressive power. Code Orange’s elevated and expansive mixture of hardcore and punk has situated them at the forefront of a new generation of artists. In September of 2014 with Code Orange approaching their 20’s, the band released their landmark second LP, I Am King, which Pitchfork asserted as “…the most forward-thinking post-hardcore record of 2014.”
Crashing through the confines of genre limitations, Code Orange proved that their power lies in their fearlessness and audacity.  With the release of their new LP FOREVER, Code Orange are quickly cementing their place as one of the boldest and most dynamic bands in heavy music.  Rolling Stone exclaimed, “FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures,” while The FADER selected Code Orange as one of “13 Artists You Need To Know About in 2017.”  NPR declared that “FOREVER, the band’s…third album, is among its most bruising works, with surprises throughout,” while Stereogum exclaimed, “The ferocious Pittsburgh hardcore bruisers Code Orange have long been one of the most restless, feverish groups within their genre, and their willingness to experiment has set them apart.”

ABOUT SIRIUSXM:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 31 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

Green Day Premiere Music Video For “Bang Bang” Today On Band’s Facebook Page

GREEN DAY PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BANG BANG” 
TODAY ON BAND’S FACEBOOK PAGE
VIDEO DIRECTED BY RANCID’S TIM ARMSTRONG
September 13th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day release the music video for their current single “Bang Bang”from their upcoming new album Revolution Radio, which will be released by Reprise Records onOctober 7th. Shot in Venice, CA, the video was directed by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and is available to watch today exclusively on the band’s Facebook HERE.

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“Bang Bang,” climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart in just its third week of release and has earned Green Day rave reviews:
“Like Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy before them, Green Day can’t sit on the sidelines during these extremely political times.” – TIME
“A big dose of nostalgia for fans of the band’s ’90s era.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Promises a musical return to the streamlined snark of the Dookie days.” – Vulture
“The group is back with a barnstormer of a new punk record” – The Los Angeles Times
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless – solidifying the band’s reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, “Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.
Green Day will hit the road for a series of intimate club shows in the U.S. and Canada in support of the album. The North American dates kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO, and conclude with a show on October 20th in Berkeley, CA. Visit www.greenday.com for ticket info.
Green Day’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
09/20
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant
09/21
Chicago, IL
Aragon Ballroom
09/23
Toronto, ON
World Cup of Hockey
09/24
Detroit, MI
Fillmore
09/26
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
09/28
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Theater
09/29
Philadelphia, PA
Tower Theatre
10/01
Boston, MA
House of Blues
10/03
Washington, DC
9:30 Club
10/08
New York, NY
Webster Hall
10/17
Los Angeles, CA
Palladium
10/20
Berkeley, CA
UC Theatre
01/10
Turin, Italy
Pala Alpitour
01/11
Florence, Italy
Mandela Forum
01/13
Bologna, Italy
Unipol Arena
01/14
Milan, Italy
Mediolanum Forum
01/16
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadion
01/18
Manheim, Germany
SAP Arena
01/19
Berlin, Germany
Mercedes Benz Arena
01/21
Kraków, Poland
Tauron Arena Kraków
01/22
Prague, Czech Republic
Tipsport Arena
01/25
Oslo, Norway
Spektrum
01/27
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Globe
01/28
Malmo, Sweden
Malmo Arena
01/30
Cologne, Germany
Lanxesse Arena
01/31
Amsterdam, Holland
Ziggo Dome
02/02
Brussels, Belgium
Forest National
02/03
Paris, France
Accorhotels Arena
02/05
Leeds, UK
Leeds First Direct Arena
02/06
Manchester, UK
Manchester Arena
02/08
London, UK
London The O2
06/23
Scheeßel, Germany
Hurricane Festival
06/24
Tuttlingen, Germany
Southside Festival
Credit: Frank Maddocks
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ABOUT GREEN DAY
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States.  Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum.  2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States.  Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway.  On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.

DAN REED NETWORK Announces US Tour Dates

unnamed-1Earlier this year, DAN REED NETWORK released their new album “Fight Another Day” via Frontiers Music srl.  The album marked the first album in 25 years from one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the Melodic Rock World in the second part of the 80’s.
The band’s multiple hit singles and albums between 1987 and 1991 in places like the UK and Scandinavia indicate that there is something uniquely appealing about DRN’s hybrid sound and multi-racial line-up. They toured with Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Then Dan Reed walked away from the music at the height of his fame.
The release of the new album has been accompanied by the first Dan Reed Network shows in decades. Sold-out shows in the UK and Europe were accompanied by rave reviews.
And now the band returns to the road in the US!  In support of  “Fight Another Day” DAN REED NETWORK have scheduled a handful dates in The US including stops on both the East and West coast.    The dates are listed below.
DAN REED NETWORK:
 
DAN commented on the upcoming tour:
“This will be the first time DRN has performed in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles in over 20 years and the band is truly excited about returning to the US after reuniting, making a new studio album and after having performed some amazing club shows and rock festivals in Europe! We have such great memories of playing to packed houses at the Cat Club and The World’s End in NYC, and our sold out show at The Roxy in LA still ranks as one of our favorite shows of our career back in the day! DRN will be kickin’ up the funk rock and performing a ton of DRN classics and new tracks from our 2016 album ‘Fight Another Day’, and truly can’t wait to get everyone’s reaction to the live set once again!”
“Fight Another Day” is available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon.
Make sure to check out the band’s new videos for “The Brave” and “Divided”.
The new album was recorded primarily in the hometown of members of DRN, Portland, Oregon, while most of the writing process took place in Dan Reed’s private studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, where Reed currently resides with his family. Demos were sent back and forth between Derek Shulman (A&R for Frontiers), Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. and Rob Daiker, making notes and refining the songs over great distances via the Internet. This process was not unlike with DRN composed songs back in the late 80’s and early 90’s as Dan Reed used to demo out songs on his Akai 12 track machine and bring the songs into rehearsals where the band members would then arrange and flesh out the band’s classic ‘funk rock’ sound.
DAN REED NETWORK is:
* Dan Reed – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
* Brion James – Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
* Dan Pred – Drums, Percussion, Videographer
* Melvin Brannon II – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
* Rob Daiker – Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
 
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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Kicks Off The Transcending The Coma Fall Co-Headlining Tour With Devin Townsend Project

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME kicks off their long-anticipated Transcending The Coma co-headlining trek with Devin Townsend Project this evening. Set to commence in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 15th, the near month-long journey, which includes support from Fallujah, will find BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME performing their most recent album, Coma Ecliptic, in its entirety.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah:
9/09/2016 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
9/10/2016 Music Farm – Charleston, SC *
9/11/2016 The Plaza – Orlando, FL
9/12/2016 Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
9/13/2016 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
9/15/2016 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
9/16/2016 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
9/17/2016 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Sabaton
9/18/2016 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
9/20/2016 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/21/2016 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/22/2016 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
9/23/2016 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
9/24/2016 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
9/25/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
9/27/2016 The Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/5/2016 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/6/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
10/7/2016 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/8/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
10/9/2016 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
10/11/2016 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
10/12/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
10/13/2016 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
10/14/2016 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/15/2016 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
* No Devin Townsend Project
Upon release in July 2015, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME‘s Coma Ecliptic debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart, Vinyl Chart, Amazon Hard Rock Chart, and Amazon Metal Chart. In addition, the album charted on the iTunes Rock Chart at #2, the Canada Hard Music Chart at #3, the UK Rock/Metal Chart at #4, the UK Independent Chart at #10, the Canada Top 200 Chart at #17, the Canada Top 200 Digital Chart at #22, the Germany Top 100 Chart at #53, and the UK Album chart at #74. Rolling Stone called the record, “a 68-minute cosmic opera,” while Metal Injection named it the, “finest achievement of their career.” To preview and purchase Coma Ecliptic, visit: metalblade.com/btbam.

Humming House to Perform at Pittsburgh Winery Sept. 1, 2016

July 27, 2016 (Nashville, TN) — Nashville alt-folk band Humming House will return to Pittsburgh for a performance at City Winery on September 1. This City Winery Pittsburgh show follows the release of Humming House’s second studio album, Revelries, out March 2015. Tickets are $20 and the show is 21+.

Revelries has received praise from national music critic’s, including NPR Music’s Larry Groce of Mountain Stage who said that, “You can’t help but admire the infectious hootenanny thrown by the folk band Humming House…” David Dye of World Cafe highlighted the ensemble in his World Cafe Nextseries. And Michael Bialas at The Huffington Post recently called the group, “…one of Nashville’s finest folk-rock quintets…”

In addition to releasing Revelries, the band has spent the past year touring the country opening for acclaimed artists including St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Emmylou Harris, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Kacey Musgraves. Humming House also took part in two cruises, aboard Cayamo Cruise and The Rock Boat. And the band was recently featured on the Today Show for its involvement in the charitable program, Sing Me A Story.

In addition to this headlining tour, and opening for Eric Hutchinson on an upcoming run of dates, Humming House is recording its next LP, expected spring 2017.

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COFFINS: Tokyo Doom Destroyers Announce US Tour Including Return To Maryland Deathfest

Following their most widely-received LP to date with the 2013-released, The Fleshland, Tokyo, Japan’s COFFINS have confirmed a new American invasion this Spring.

 

COFFINS will bring their diseased, suffocating death-doom decimation back to this side of the Pacific once again in May with a special mini-tour, marking a four-year gap since their previous stateside visit. Bringing forth bulldozing hymns from The Fleshland in addition to their brutal back-catalog of mid-paced gravedigging metal, in addition to their recently revamped lineup, beginning May 18th, COFFINSwill plunder Chicago, Cleveland, Brooklyn and Philadelphia before closing down the run with their return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on May 22nd, their first time storming MDF since their set at the 2010 edition of the event. COFFINS will be provided with support from Chicago death’n’rollers, Bones, on the tour dates leading up to Deathfest.

 

COFFINS 2014 U.S. Tour Dates:

5/18/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL w/ Bones

5/19/2014 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Bones

5/20/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Bones

5/21/2014 Kung Fu Knife Shop – Philadelphia, PA w/ Bones

5/22/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD

 

Their first LP for Relapse Records, The Fleshland shows COFFINS smashing down everything in their path with nine new grisly tracks, laying down over forty-five minutes of low-end, sludge-infiltrated, plodding, doom, captured with some of the best production values in the band’s meaty catalog of carnage, recorded at Tokyo’s Noise Room Studio with engineer Shigenori Kobayashi, and produced by Bungo Uchino and the rest of COFFINSThe Fleshland is available on CD, download and 2xLP. Stream the entire album and order all versions HERE.

 

“Tokyo’s Coffins have been at it steadily for nearly two decades, never bringing the tempos above a deathly lurch and unironically keeping it sick/staying brutal.” – Decibel

 

“…Japanese death metal yakuza Coffins have carved out a long and fruitful career by out-Autopsying Autopsy.” – Pitchfork

 

“The nine tracks on The Fleshland have a knack of crawling their collective carcass toward listeners to smear faces with their pus, making the whole thing quite fascinating…” – Terrorizer

 

“…their absolutely-no-frills approach is essential to what’s best about them: most Coffins songs are among the finest death/doom you’ll ever hear with nary more than the basics of the genre necessary.” – MetalSucks

 

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The Amity Affliction Hit The Studio/4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

The Amity Affliction returned to the studio this week to begin recording their fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s Chasing Ghosts. The band also posted a video update to let fans know what’s going on with them, and you can watch it right now on our site!

The Amity Affliction will be on tour with Blessthefall, Silverstein, Secrets and Heartist in April and May—dates are as follows:

4.8 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
4.9 Lubbock, TX Jakes
4.10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
4.11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
4.12 Dallas, TX The Door
4.14 Lawrence, KS Granada
4.15 Nashville, TN Rocketown
4.16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4.17 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
4.18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
4.19 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
4.20 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
4.23 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
4.24 Philadelphia, PA TLA
4.25 New York, NY Irving Plaza
4.26 Boston, MA The Paradise
4.27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
4.29 Toronto, ON Opera House
4.30 London, ON Rum Runners
5.1 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
5.2 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
5.3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5.4 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
5.6 Denver, CO Summit Theater
5.7 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
5.9 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
5.10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
z 5.11 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
5.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5.14 San Diego, CA SOMA
5.15 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater

THE BUNNY THE BEAR Announce ‘Food Chain’ Details And Release Date/ 3/27 @Stage AE w/ Mindless Self Indulgence

One of the most interesting, original and prolific bands in recent years, THE BUNNY THE BEAR are back with their fourth and most mature album to date, Food Chain. Their genre-bending style of animated dance beats, gigantic, melodic, operatic choruses coupled with ethereal, metallic overtures will transform and transport you to another world

Check out the announcement video (featuring new music) here!

In celebration of the new album, THE BUNNY THE BEAR is also excited to announce that they will hit the road this March as direct support to Mindless Self Indulgence. Dates for the trek can be found below!

Various Food Chain packages include t-shirts, zip-up hoodie, tank top, stickers and more. Additionally, there will be an exclusive four song acoustic CD, containing all new songs, which can be added to any pre-order package for just $4.00. The acoustic CD will limited to 2,000 physical copies. Starting at just $21.98, there is a pre-order package for all THE BUNNY THE BEAR fans. Food Chain will be in-stores and available digitally everywhere March 18th, 2014. Pre-order HERE.

Food Chain – Tracklisting:
1. Food Chain

2. The Seeds We Sow

3. Cancer

5. Pale Green Eyes

6. So Smooth, So Appealing

7. A Mother’s Love

8. First Met You

9. Skyscrapers

10. Flying Like A Bird

11. High Tides and Swimming Conditions

12. Lost

Acoustic – Tracklisting:

1.      When You’re Alone

2.      Every Boy

3.      What Shade We Make

4.      Angel Requiem

For Additional Information on COMEBACK KID:
http://www.victoryrecords.com/thebunnythebear
https://www.facebook.com/thebunnythebear
Food Chain announcement video

Tour Dates:
w/ Jose Garzon

Jan 30 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Feb 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

Feb 3 – Elizabethton, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theater

Feb 4 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas

Feb 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Place Bar & Lounge

Feb 7 – Providence, RI @ Simon’s 677

Feb 8 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

Feb 9 – Hamden, CT @ The Space

Feb 11 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall

Feb 12 – Rochester, NY @ The California Brew Haus

Feb 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room

w/ Mindless Self Indulgence
March 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

March 14 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

March 15 – Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What

March 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

March 18 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

March 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

March 21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

March 22 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

March 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Theatre of Living Arts

March 25 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

March 26 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

March 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

March 28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

March 29 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

March 30 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Ballyhoo! Announces New Fall Tour Dates: Pittsburgh Hard Rock 11/1

“Last Night” is the #1 Song on Sirius XM Faction This Week:

The reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! is back on the road again, announcing today they will tour the Northeast in November with dates in Maryland, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. This announcement comes the same week that Ballyhoo!’s song “Last Night” was ranked #1 on SiriusXM Faction – beating out new tracks from The Offspring, The Gaslight Anthem and NOFX. Lead singer Howi Spangler commented, “We were surprised and delighted to see that we were number one on SiriusXM’s Faction. Having one of our songs heard nationally is a goal that we’ve been working towards since we started the band. We’ve been working really hard for a long time and we want to thank the DJs and programmers at Faction and SiriusXM for the support.”

Ballyhoo! kicked-off the summer with a bang, performing on 311’s Five-Day Caribbean Cruise and at Bamboozle Festival, with headliners the Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi. They went on to play all dates on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour and just finished up a national tour with Tribal Seeds. Spangler noted, “We came right off of Warped Tour and jumped into the Tribal Seeds tour. It was cool to get back to the larger club vibe after doing festivals all summer long. It was a pleasure to hang with those guys and their fans were really great.”

The band continues to gain momentum with 2012 being the biggest and most successful year of its career, which was kicked off by last fall’s release of the album, Daydreams, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. Ballyhoo!’s fanbase continues to grow through the band’s steadfast commitment to touring and the growing awareness of the band at radio.

Ballyhoo! has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and reggae including 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, Toots & The Maytals and Matisyahu.

Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national alternative radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!’s summer / fall radio play includes: HFS Baltimore, WWDC Washington DC, SiriusXM Faction, WRFF Philadelphia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WEND Charlotte, WARQ Columbia, KITS San Francisco, WJRR Orlando, WRKN New Orleans, KFMA Tucson, WRRV Hudson Valley, WXDX Pittsburgh, WSUN Tampa, and KDJE Little Rock.

Please head to www.ballyhoorocks.com for more updates.

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http://www.Facebook.com/Ballyhoo

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Instagram: @Ballyhooagram

Tour Dates:
Oct 13 The Republik Honolulu, HI
Oct 26 6th Annual Halloween Bash
Baltimore, MD
Nov 1 Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 2 Ninos Findlay, OH
Nov 3 The Depot York, PA
Nov 7 Ollie’s Point Amityville, NY
Nov 8 The Outer Space Hamden, CT
Nov 9 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Nov 10 The Note West Chester, PA
Nov 16 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD
Nov 21 The Greene Turtle Aberdeen, MD
Dec 27 Looney’s Pub College Park, MD

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Featuring EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE


CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 22; Carnival of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, May 23; artist fan club pre-sales start Thursday, May 24; and general public on-sale begins Friday, June 1. Please note that Halestorm will be performing on the majority of the tour. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/.
EVANESCENCE has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone. The band’s global, Top 10 hit singles “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal”–off their 2003 major-label debut Fallen (Wind-up Records)–led the group to two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”). Propelling the band to sales of more than 15 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent over 100 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries. The band’s follow up was 2006’s The Open Door, which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, they released their highly anticipated third studio album Evanescence, which marked the band’s first album in five years and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album charts. The newly released album has spawned hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.” Check out the video for “My Heart Is Broken” which has been viewed over 5 million times online: http://youtu.be/f1QGnq9jUU0.
“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer. We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular,” said front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour.
EVANESCENCE is AMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums). For more information, please visit their website, http://www.evanescence.com.
Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE–PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and is being hailed as one of the finest albums of the band’s long and successful career. The explosive debut single, “Face To The Floor,” dominated the rock charts, claiming the #1 spot at Active Rock for 13 weeks. With a hypnotic and grinding riff, the song rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street and is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. The Chicago group’s latest single “Hats Off To The Bull” is following the same trajectory, shooting up the Active Rock chart, currently occupying the #3 position. A newly released video for the title track can be seen here: http://youtu.be/4MRLd1Cgbdg.
Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album and touring steadily with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–to a new level of creative achievement. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that illustrates frontwoman LZZY HALE’s individuality, sense of humor, and willingness to represent young women in today’s fast-paced society. The massive hit reached the Top Spot at Active Rock and is currently #2. Watch the official video here: http://youtu.be/FmkHqUwa4zg.
NEW MEDICINE–JAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). Each song tells a story, whether it’s about the loss of a loved one on “Little Sister” or the state of the world on “Race You To The Bottom.” “Laid,” the album’s first single, examines relationship troubles with a combination of wit and wisdom. The song is a propulsive lovelorn rocker that sugarcoats nothing. Scherer, who co-wrote the song with producers S*A*M & Sluggo, reveals, “It’s about an experience with a girl who’s the ultimate wild child. She gets under your skin, drives you totally crazy and she’s gone.” Their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies and the video for the song, which recently debuted on AOL’s Noisecreep, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/VjxE2RTevMQ.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/, http://www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness and www.twitter.com/carnivalmadness.

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour Dates:

DATE CITY VENUE
w/ Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine:
TUE
7/31
Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
WED
8/1
Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
FRI
8/3
Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
SAT
8/4
Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
MON
8/6
Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
TUE
8/7
Baltimore, MD Pier Six
WED
8/8
Charlotte, NC (**) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
FRI
8/10
Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
SAT
8/11
Gulfport, MS Jones Park
MON
8/13
Belton, TX Bell County Expo
TUE
8/14
Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
WED
8/15
Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
FRI
8/17
Lubbock, TX Venue TBA
SAT
8/18
El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
MON
8/20
Sioux City, IA Venue TBA
TUE
8/21
Milwaukee, WI (*) Eagles Ballroom
THU
8/23
Grand Rapids, MI (**) Rock The Rapids – Downtown
FRI
8/24
Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
SUN
8/26
Chicago, IL Toyota Park
TUE
8/28
Pittsburgh, PA (**) Stage AE
WED
8/29
Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphiteatre
THU
8/30
Uncasville, CT (**) Mohegan Sun
SUN
9/2
Buffalo, NY (**) Venue TBA
WED
9/5
Evansville, IN Venue TBA

(*) Show features Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) Show features Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests