SnoCore Begins Next Week, Additions to Lineup – Feb 17 Pittsburgh Date

EMPIRE STREET JOINS LINE-UP WHICH INCLUDES HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, CROBOT AND ONE LUCKY WINNING BAND FROM EACH MARKET

 

The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence and kicking off on January 29, 2014 in Lincoln, NE.  The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, running annually from 1996 to 2010 and was established as a way to fill the musical void during the winter months which was traditionally overlooked by other tour packages that are focused on spring and summer. In its first year, SnoCore showcased such bands as Sublime and Less Than Jake, over the years everyone from Blink-182 to Incubus to Everclear to System of a Down graced the SnoCore stage. Now, after a brief hiatus, Wind-up Records and TKO are proud to be uniting to bring SnoCore back to the winter 2014 music scene and back to its roots.

 

The Pretty Reckless is headlining all of the dates, Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot plus one band chosen from the international artist platform, ReverbNation, will also be on the bill January 29 – February 13, after that Heaven’s Basement will exit the tour and Empire Street will join as the opener February 14 – February 23. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here; tour dates and more information about the bands listed below.

 

The Pretty Reckless will release their sophomore studio album Going To Hell  March 18 via Razor & Tie, pre-orders are available now here.  The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 as well as a follow-up EPHit Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over one million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Momsen and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American “Going To Hell Tour” and the band will support Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe March 2014 after SnoCore wraps.  Watch the Fan Instagram video for the current single “Heaven Knows”,about to break the Rock Radio Top 20, and view the music video for “Going To Hell”, both tracks from the forthcoming album.

 

Heaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound.  Formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have toured with the likes of The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether and more.  Kerrang declared, “Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it.  They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.”  The band’s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE, is in stores now via Red Bull Records; the first single from the album, “Fire, Fire,” cracked the Top 10 on the Active Rock Radio chart.  Heaven’s Basement’s new single, “Nothing Left To Lose,” is set to impact at Active Rock in January; the video can be seen here.  Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).

 

The Letter Black burst onto the alternative rock landscape with their EP followed by the full-length debut, Hanging On By A Thread, in 2010 – now one of label Tooth & Nail’s top selling debuts in recent memory. The Letter Black has also had radio success with four radio singles from their debut, “Best of Me” (CHR No. 17), “Hanging On By A Thread” (CHR No. 23, Rock No. 6), “Believe” (Rock No. 4) and “New Fire” (Rock No. 17). Media have also gravitated to this heavy-hitting band as they have been covered in Revolver, AOL Noisecreep and AOL RadioBlog.  Tooth & Nail Records’ Pennsylvania-based rockers released their sophomore project, Rebuild in November 2013. The band is vocalist Sarah Anthony, guitarist Mark Anthony, bassist Matt Beal and drummer Taylor Carroll.

 

Central Pennsylvania band Crobot recently signed to Wind-up Records.  The band is currently in the studio with famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) to work on their 2014 Wind-up album release, the follow-up to their self-released debut album, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer.  Crobot embodies a mixture of groove-heavy riff-rock that will want to make you bang your head and shake your ass.  Think of them as Wolfmother’s American cousins on acid who smell like leather and whose music scorches your ears like hot sauce to the taste.   You can’t help but feel that you are taken into another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot.  Crobot will be on tour in select cities across the United States in 2014 with Clutch and The Sword before heading out with SnoCore.  Crobot is Brandon Yeagley (Lead Vocals, Harmonica), Chris Bishop (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Figuroa (Bass) and Paul Figuroa (Drums).

 

After recently inking a publishing deal with NYC’s Roundhill Music, Boston based band Empire Street have been writing with Nashville-based producer/songwriter Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Carrie Underwood, Buckcherry).  Empire Street has been on the road in support of their recently released self-titled debut EP while gaining national attention for their unique sound and insanely energetic live performances. Their current single “Freak Out” was featured in Lifetime’s House of Versace (Gena Gershon, Raquel Welch); “Get Up” is featured on ESPN’s Mint Condition. Empire Street is Jim “Sippo” Cipollini, Mike “Fitz” Fitzmaurice, Dennis Walsh and Mike Delaney.

 

Using ReverbNation’s state-of-the-art reviewing dashboard, SnoCore will choose an up-and-coming artist to play in each market. Over three million musicians and bands use ReverbNation to manage their online presence and advance their careers through strategic industry opportunities. ReverbNation artists can submit to be selected through the opportunity listings in their free online profile here from January 29 through February 23.

 

For more information about SnoCore or any of the artists on the tour, please go to the SnoCore website.

 

SnoCore Tour Dates (Routing Subject To Change):

01/29               Lincoln, NE                             Bourbon Theatre                    

01/30               Des Moines, IA                       Wooly’s                                              

02/01               Milwaukee, WI                        The Eagles Hall                                              

02/02               Joliet, IL                                   Mojoes                                               

02/04               Flint, MI                                   The Machine Shop                            

02/05               Toronto, ON                            Phoenix Concert Theatre

02/07               Rochester, NY                        Montage Music Hall                                       

02/08               Worcester, MA                        The Palladium

02/09               Albany, NY                              Upstate Concert Hall 

02/11               Baltimore, MD                         Sound Stage  

02/12               New York, NY                         Irving Plaza                                                    

02/13               Allentown, PA                         Maingate Nightclub

02/14               State College, PA                   Levels

02/15               Lancaster, PA                         Chameleon Club

02/17               Pittsburgh, PA                         Altar Bar

02/19               Denver, CO                            The Summit Music Hall         

02/21               Las Vegas, NV                        Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel Casino        

02/22               Santa Ana, CA                        The Observatory                    

02/23               W. Hollywood, CA                  House of Blues          

 

Russia’s LOUNA Announces Very First U.S. Tour/Stage AE Pittsburgh 10/30

Female-fronted, truth-telling, Russian-imported hard rockers LOUNA are pleased to announce their first ever U.S. tour withThe Pretty Reckless and Heaven’s Basement, hitting 26 U.S. cities this fall! The tour kicks off on September 25th in Jacksonville, FL and comes to a close in Washington, D.C. on November 3rd. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you can experience LOUNA during their first visit to the U.S.!

 

Today, the band released a personal video to fans announcing their involvement in the tour, exclusively with Revolver Magazine. View the video here! The video discusses the band’s excitement to perform for fans in the United States, and also discusses how they are pleased to come to the states to show American fans that outside of all of the oppression and discrimination going on in Russia right now, there are good, real people that want to spread a message of peace and bring people together.

 

“This is the first time that a major rock band from Russia has visited America since the 1980’s,” states frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian. “We’re happy to visit 26 cities with The Pretty Reckless and our new friends in Heaven’s Basement and to play our music to you, because we’re a band that wants to sing about peace, wants to sing about love, wants to sing about freedom, friendship, and no wars, no pain and no discrimination.”

 

See below for all confirmed tour dates:

 

LOUNA: On Tour with THE PRETTY RECKLESS & HEAVEN’S BASEMENT:

9/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

9/26 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

9/27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

9/28 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

9/29 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

9/30 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

10/02 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

10/03 – Austin, TX @ The Parish

10/04 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

10/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint

10/07 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

10/09 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

10/14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

10/25 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

10/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at ONC

10/27 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

10/29 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

10/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

11/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

11/03 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore

 

 

No other rock group from Russia has exploded onto the music scene quite as rapidly as LOUNA. Their first English language album, Behind A Mask, was released on April 30, 2013 via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED.  Frontwoman Lousine Gevorkian was named the best female rock vocalist in Russia in February of 2013 at the annual Nashe Awards, the closest award show in Russia to the Grammy’s or American Music Awards for rock musicians. She was nominated for the same award the year before.

 

LOUNA are the most commercially successful rock band of the modern protest movement (of which Pussy Riot has become the most internationally renowned). They donated their song “The Time of X” to the White Album project raising funds forPussy Riot’s support and defense.  MTV USA came to Moscow in the Fall of 2012 and will feature LOUNA in an upcoming documentary about protest musicians around the world called “Rebel Music” airing in October on MTV.

 

After the release of their first EP, which lyrically focused on the many modern social problems that exist, they were quickly named the 2009 Best New Artist of the Year at the annual Russian Alternative Music Prize (RAMP) awards. They released their first album, “Let’s Get Louder” in December of 2010, selling out every venue during their first national tour of Russia supporting the album. Two singles, “Fight Club” and “Let’s Get Louder” reached #1 on the Russian radio charts, with “Fight Club” remaining in the top 10 for a record-breaking 16 weeks and also being named the 2011 Rock Song of the Year at the annual Nashe Awards. Along with this, LOUNA was nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Solo Performance of the year. “Mama,” their first single from their February 2012 album, “The Time of X”, went straight to #1 on the Russian radio charts.

LOUNA has performed on the main stage as a headliner at every major festival throughout Russia, and is almost universally considered the most in demand young rock band in all of the Russian world.  They have played in Russia with numerous international artists such as Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, Paramore, The Killers, Bullet for My Valentine and many others.  In early 2012, they were invited to perform as one of the main headliners at the 50th-birthday concert festival honoring Russian rock legend Victor Tsoi of the band KINO, playing to audiences of over 15,000 people in both Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 

LOUNA is:

Lou Gevorkian (vocals)

Vitaly Demidenko (bass)

Rouben Kazariyan (guitar)

Sergey Ponkratiev (guitar)

Leonid “Pilot” Kinzbursky (drums)

 

For more information on LOUNA, please visit these websites:

www.lounarocks.com

www.reddecaderecords.com

Rock on the Range 2013 Bands Announced

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America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has
expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The
2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three
Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day
To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David
Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In
This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut,
Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset
Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini
Syndrome, and more.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes
to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready,
we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.
“We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the
event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and
having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that
include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”

Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more
value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve
added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of
incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the
weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more
interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent
on the second stage this year.”

As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets start at a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium
GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST.
Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of
nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.

Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packages are online at
http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and
www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no
different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The
Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of
their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a
multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be
sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally
located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception
in 2007.

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