WHITECHAPEL will kick off a month-long US tour as direct support to Atreyu later this week. The journey will commence at Las Rageous Festival October 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada and run through November 20th in Ventura, California. Additional support will be provided by He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz. See all confirmed dates below.
10/15/2019 Secret Group - Houston, TX
10/16/2019 Clicks Live - Tyler, TX
10/17/2019 89th St. - Oklahoma City, OK
w/ Atreyu, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, Santa Cruz:
10/19/2019 Las Rageous Festival - Las Vegas, NV
10/20/2019 The Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ
10/21/2019 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
10/22/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
10/23/2019 Come & Take It Live - Austin, TX
10/25/2019 40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
10/26/2019 The Signal - Chattanooga, TN
10/27/2019 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
10/28/2019 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
10/29/2019 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
10/30/2019 The Norva - Norfolk , VA
11/01/2019 Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA
11/02/2019 The Strand - Providence, RI
11/03/2019 Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
11/04/2019 Mulcahy's - Wantagh, NY
11/07/2019 The Rapids Theater - Niagara Falls, NY
11/08/2019 Civic Music Hall - Toledo, OH
11/09/2019 The Apollo Theater - Belvidere, IL
11/10/2019 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
11/11/2019 The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
11/13/2019 Sunshine Studios Live - Colorado Springs, CO
11/14/2019 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/2019 The Senator Theatre - Chico, CA
11/16/2019 Cargo - Reno, NV
11/18/2019 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
11/19/2019 The Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
11/20/2019 The Majestic Ventura Theater - Ventura, CA
WHITECHAPEL continues to in support of their seventh full-length studio offering, The Valley, released in March via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), WHITECHAPEL's The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. "Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that," says guitarist Alex Wade. "I feel our music is Phil's release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well."
Exclaim crowns The Valley, "the strongest release of [WHITECHAPEL's] career..." In a 9/10 review, Metal Injection champions, "one of the most well-written metal albums I have heard in quite some time," furthering, "The interplay of the heavy and the melancholy is done beautifully." Adds Consequence Of Sound, "Thanks to a unique blend of instrumentation, excellent vocal talent, and poetic lyricism, WHITECHAPEL's The Valley takes its place among the upper ranks of the band's discography."
To preview and purchase WHITECHAPEL's The Valley visit: www.metalblade.com/whitechapel.
(Ultimate Classic Rock Previews Video About Respect For Planet Earth)
ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK is premiering the new Guitar Zeus music video, “Nobody Knew,” which features Carmine Appice’s longtime friend Queen guitarist/astrophysicist Brian May. Writer Matt Wardlaw wrote about the work that went into the making of the music video that turned real live footage into animation. Read the full story at:
Brian describes the making and watching of the topical video “Nobody Knew” as “A moment to treasure.” AND he sees Planet Earth is a treasure!
The recording, which appears on GUITAR ZEUS is about respecting the environment. Carmine Appice’s album of collaborations with legendary guitarists also includes his band members singer/guitarist/"Nobody Knew" lyric writer Kelly Keeling, and bassist Tony Franklin.
Brian May and Ted Nugent were the guitarists that initially, inspired Carmine on his GUITAR ZEUS journey. Once they committed to playing on the album, major guitarists –from Yngwie Malmsteein to Zakk Wyle, plus King’s X’s Dug Pinnick and Ty Tabor committed to playing on the album.
The “Nobody Knew” music video includes dramatic footage of the environment and what pollution brings. A touching one is of a family wearing gasmasks. Performers in the video are Brian, Carmine, Tony, the lips of singer Ed Terri. Lyrics of the song are included.
Robert Neilson, of Wired-Digital—created the video with performances. The cartoon effect is like A-ha’s “Take on Me” and a less-complicated Rotoshop that Richard Linklatter used in “A Scanner Darkly.” It’s an effect Carmine loves; in fact, he directed Kodiak’s ALONE video, editing the same animation with Robert.
The video of NOBODY KNEW can be seen on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0Ke1UciIprs.
LEGENDARY ROCKER EXTENDS "OL' BLACK EYES IS BLACK" TOUR INTO 2020
TOUR FEATURES SPECIAL GUEST LITA FORD
Following his just-concluded, wildly successful UK arena tour, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper has announced his Spring 2020 tour plans. He will extend the "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show, which debuted in Summer 2019 to the delight of fans, into the new year. The Spring 2020 leg of the tour kicks off on April 1 in Peterborough, Ontario and runs through April 22 in Portland, Oregon. These dates will feature special guest Lita Ford.
The legendary rocker will also return to the road for the Fall 2019 leg of the tour. The trek begins on November 3 in Florida before wrapping on November 30 in Illinois.
After a break for the holiday season, Alice will take "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" to Australia and New Zealand in February 2020.
All North American Alice Cooper tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
In other Alice Cooper news, the artist released his The Breadcrumbs EP, a tribute to some of the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit, on September 13 via earMUSIC. Inspired by the city's punk scene in the late '60s and early '70s, the Detroit-born icon returned to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love. The Bob Ezrin-produced EP consists of six brand new recordings, featuring legendary Detroit musicians, including Johnny "Bee" Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk's Mark Farner, and MC5's Wayne Kramer. It was recorded at Rust Belt Studios in Detroit. The opener "Detroit City 2020" is an updated rewrite of "Detroit City" from 2003's The Eyes of Alice Cooper and it sets the tone for the EP. Along with Cooper's own take on Detroit rock classics such as Suzi Quatro's "Your Mama Won't Like Me," Bob Seger's "East Side Story," the MC5's "Sister Anne," and Shorty Long's "Devil With a Blue Dress On," as well as The Dirtbombs' "Chains of Love," the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original "Go Man Go."
Check out "Detroit City 2020" here. Check out "East Side Story," which premiered at Billboard with an exclusive interview, here.
ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
April 1—Peterbrorough, ON—Memorial Centre
April 3—Grand Rapids, MI—DeVos Music Hall
April 5—Appleton, WI—Fox Performing Arts Center
April 7—Omaha, NE—Orpheum Theatre
April 8—Davenport, IA—Adler Theatre
April 10—Grand Forks, ND—Alerus Center
April 11—Winnipeg, MB—Centennial Concert Hall
April 13—Regina, SK—Conexus Arts Centre
April 15—Edmonton, AB—Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 16—Prince George, BC—CN Centre
April 18—Abbotsford, BC—Abbotsford Centre
April 19—Penticton, BC—South Okanagan Events Centre
April 20—Seattle, WA—McCaw Hall
April 22—Portland, OR—Keller Auditorium
ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
November 3—Ft. Myers, FL—Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
November 5—Melbourne, FL—King Center
November 6—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Live
November 7—Clearwater, FL—Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 9—Biloxi, MS—Beau Rivage
November 10—Montgomery, AL—Montgomery PAC
November 12—Huntsville, AL—Von Braun Center
November 14—North Charleston, SC—North Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 15—Greenville, SC—Peace Concert Hall
November 16—Roanoke, VA—Berglund Perf Arts Center
November 18—Richmond, KY—EKU Center for the Arts
November 19—Louisville, KY—Palace Theatre
November 21—Glen Falls, NY—Cool Insuring Arena
November 22—Brookville, NY—Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 23—Atlantic City, NJ—Ocean Resort Casino / Ovation Hall
November 25—Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre
November 26—Toledo, OH—Stranahan Theatre
November 27—Evansville, IN—Old National Events Plaza
November 29—Prior Lake, MN—Mystic Lake Casino Showroom
November 30—Waukegan, IL—Genesee Theatre