K.K Downing, founding member of Judas Priest, today announces the name of his new band KK’s PRIEST. This all new band features some very familiar faces. With Downing on guitar, KK’s PRIEST features ex-Judas Priest members Tim “Ripper” Owens on vocals, who fronted the band for eight years and recorded two studio albums, Jugulator, featuring the GRAMMY® nominted track “Bullet Train,” and Demolition, plus two live albums, and Les Binks who was the drummer on the studio albums Stained Class and Killing Machine and the live album Unleashed in the East. They are joined by Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) on bass, and A.J. Mills (Hostile) on guitar. With the line-up complete, KK’s PRIEST is hard at work in the studio creating the band’s debut album which will be released globally by Explorer1 Music Group as a part of the partnership with K.K Downing signed early 2020. More details to come.
KK’s PRIEST is represented exclusively by Andy Gould for Explorer1, with Jim Morewood handling the band’s global bookings outside the U.S. for the K2 Agency. Extensive touring and festival dates are already being planned with KK’s PRIEST taking to stages around the world to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Judas Priest and K.K Downing’s career as a founding member. The band will deliver everything that fans would expect of Downing and his ability to deliver up everything that is Priest including newly written metal masterpieces.
“Forging ahead with KK’s PRIEST was not only inevitable, but was essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’s PRIEST” says K.K Downing. “Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’s PRIEST takes to stages around the world.”
Last summer K.K Downing made his first public appearance in almost 10 years, performing classic Judas Priest cuts at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in the U.K. In November K.K Downing called on Tim “Ripper” Owens and Les Binks for a surprise, one-off performance, featuring Hostile’s A.J. Mills on guitar and David Ellefson from Megadeth on bass. The band performed a blistering set of classic Judas Priest songs as well as deep album cuts that have never been performed live. With an overwhelming response and the instant chemistry Downing, Owens and Binks shared on stage, KK’s PRIEST was born.
K.K Downing’s genre-defining guitar style helped establish Judas Priest‘s iconic sound and helped propelled them to one of the top Heavy Metal bands of all-time, earning numerous accolades including a GRAMMY® in 2010 for “Best Metal Performance,” a total of five GRAMMY® nominations and multi-platinum and gold releases.
Rammstein are announcing their first-ever stadium tour in North America! After sold-out shows all over Europe, the band brings its full-scale stadium production across the Atlantic for a series of 10 open-air dates beginning August 20 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and traveling eight other stadiums in the U.S. before a last farewell at Foro Sol in Mexico City on September 27.
08/20/2020 Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau
08/23/2020 Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
08/27/2020 Washington D.C., FedExField
08/30/2020 Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium
09/03/2020 Chicago, Soldier Field
09/06/2020 Foxborough, Gillette Stadium
09/10/2020 East Rutherford, MetLife Stadium
09/16/2020 San Antonio, Alamodome
09/19/2020 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
09/27/2020 Mexico City, Foro Sol
Tickets for Rammstein's North America Stadium Tour 2020 go on sale to the general public on January 24, 2020 at 10 AM!
Further information at RAMMSTEIN.COM/TICKETS.
Members of Rammstein's "LIFAD" fan club will have access to limited pre-sale tickets through TICKETMASTER from Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10 AM until Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10 PM. LIFAD members will be informed separately with more details.
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Stone Temple Pilots regret to inform they must cancel their upcoming Perdida acoustic tour, due to a severely herniated disc of lead vocalist Jeff Gutt. Doctors have advised immediate surgery, along with several weeks of recovery time and physical therapy. Gutt is expected to make a full recovery, and the band hopes to reschedule the acoustic tour later this year. Ticket holders can seek refunds at point of purchase.
STP will continue with their Australian tour with Live and Bush in April, and summer tour with Nickelback.
For more info visit: www.stonetemplepilots.com
ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
TOUR FEATURES TESLA AND SPECIAL GUEST LITA FORD
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper has announced his Summer 2020 tour plans. Cooper will be touring North America with Tesla and special guest Lita Ford. Cooper has extended his "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show, which debuted in the Summer of 2019, into 2020.
The Summer 2020 leg of the tour kicks off May 30 and runs through June 27.
It follows the Spring 2020 leg, which launches on March 31 in Niagara Falls, Ontario and runs through April 22 in Portland, Oregon. The April 1—22 concerts feature special guest Lita Ford and include several stops in Canada.
All North American Alice Cooper tour dates are below. Tickets are available here. Tickets for all shows go on sale January 24, except for St Louis, which will go on sale shortly.
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, last year 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. Check out "Detroit City 2020" here or "East Side Story” here. Alice and Ezrin are also working on a full-length album that follows up The Breadcrumbs EP and is also inspired by the Detroit rock scene.
ALICE COOPER ON TOUR SPRING 2020:
WITH LITA FORD:
March 31 — Niagara Falls, ON — Fallsview Resort Casino (Without Lita Ford)
April 1 — Peterborough, ON — Memorial Centre
April 3 — Grand Rapids, MI — DeVos Music Hall
April 4 — Milwaukee, WI — Miller High Life Theatre
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 — Entertainment & Sports 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 SUMMER 2020:
WITH TESLA + LITA FORD:
May 30 — Paso Robles, CA — Vina Robles Amphitheatre
May 31 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
June 3 — Denver, CO — Mission Ballroom
June 5 — Thackerville, OK — Winstar World Casino
June 6 — Topeka, KS — Stormont Vail Events Center
June 7 — St Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
June 9 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheatre
June 10 — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center
June 12 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Resort & Casino**
June 13 — Chicago, IL — Rosemont Theatre
June 14 — Cleveland, OH — Blossom Music Center
June 16 — Boston, MA — Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 17 — Wilkes Barre, PA — Mohegan Sun Arena
June 19 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
June 20 — Gilford, NH — Bank of NH Pavilion
June 21 — Baltimore, MD — The Hall at Live! Casino + Hotel (Without Tesla)
June 23 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach
June 25 — Philadelphia, PA — The Mann Center
June 26 — Pittsburgh, PA — S&T Bank Music Park
June 27 — Detroit, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
*Onsale date TBA
**Also featuring Blue Oyster Cult
MONSTER MAGNET Announces “A Celebration of Powertrip” North American Tour
Nebula and Silvertomb to Support
Kicks off March 20th in Brooklyn, NY
Psych Rock Legends Monster Magnet will return to the road in North America this Spring to celebrate their historic release Powertrip. Their live set will feature select cuts from this seminal album as well as your Monster Magnet favorites. Support on the tour will come from Nebula and Silvertomb. The tour begins March 20th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through April 18th in Sayreville, NJ. A complete list of dates can be found below.
MONSTER MAGNET W/ Nebula and Silvertomb:
3/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
3/21: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
3/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3/25: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/27: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
3/28: Chicago, IL @ The Metro
3/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
3/31: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
4/1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/3: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
4/4: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/5: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/7: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
4/9: Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues
4/10: San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/13: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
4/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/16: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
4/17: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/18: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Powertrip was the band's commercial breakthrough, achieving mainstream success due largely to the hit single, "Space Lord". Other hit songs on the album include "Powertrip", "Temple of Your Dreams", and "See You in Hell". The album itself, reached #1 on the Heatseekers Charts, #21 in the German Charts, #65 in the UK Charts, and #97 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on January 25, 1999.
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In the summer of 2019, Redlight King recorded “Working Man” by Rush for their upcoming full-length album, Moonshine. On choosing to cover “Working Man", founder and lead vocalist Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk says, “I wanted to have a cover on the record, something that made sense with the 70’s rock vibe we had going on. I thought about something from The Clash, The Allman Brothers, or early Petty but nothing was quite hitting me. Our producer, Jimmy Messer stumbled onto “Working Man" one day while heading into the studio. We put it on blast and were like, that’s the one! It fits my everyman blue collar roots, and sonically it matched what we were already creating. I upped the tempo and we dropped the key a full step. We rehearsed it for a couple days and recorded it live.”
Redlight King were set to release “Working Man” on January 17, 2020 as the second single from their forthcoming album, when the news of Neil Peart’s passing hit last week. Upon hearing the news Kaz says, “First of all, I was sad. We’ve lost so many iconic musicians in the past couple of years. I knew Neil was sick for quite some time, so I wasn’t shocked, but it’s still a tragic loss. My dad was 65 when he died of cancer, I feel for his family, loved ones and fans alike."
With Rush being a major influence of Redlight King, and their shared Canadian heritage, the band decided to move forward with the single as a tribute to the icon’s musicianship and integrity they have long admired. "The timing was very strange,” Kaz concludes. “But I hope he would have thought we did the song justice.".
Watch video for “Working Man” HERE
Stream “Working Man” HERE
Moonshine will be released Spring 2020 via Parts + Labor Records.
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FOREIGNER, SPECIAL GUEST KANSAS, AND FEATURING EUROPE SET TO LAUNCH JUKE BOX HEROES 2020 TOUR AMPHITHEATER TOUR KICKS OFF JULY 9th IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY 17th AT LIVENATION.COM
“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” “Urgent.” “Dust In The Wind.” “Carry on Wayward Son.” “Point of Know Return.” “The Final Countdown.” “Carrie.”
These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate Juke Box Heroes. Legendary band FOREIGNER, special guest KANSAS, and featuring EUROPE will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour.
Set to launch in Albuquerque, NM on July 9th, presented by Live Nation, FOREIGNER will be joined by fellow acclaimed artists, special guest KANSAS, and feautring EUROPE for an unforgettable night of night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2020 at 10am local time at www.livenation.com. The full routing can be found below.
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,”
FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. FOREIGNER’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & NowIs a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s iconic album. It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game.2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid January. Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.
“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends KANSAS and EUROPE and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says FOREIGNER founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together, and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!”
With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month "Carry On Wayward Son" was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and "Dust in the Wind" was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA.Continuing to write their legacy, KANSAS will be releasing their 16th studio album in the summer of 2020.
Says KANSAS, “We look forward to touring with FOREIGNER. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”
With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, EUROPE’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike.Their eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH, was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.
“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll,” says EUROPE’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with FOREIGNER and KANSAS for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”
Check out the tour at any of the following stops. Fans can visit livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news.
DATE CITY VENUE
Thurs July 9, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri, July 10, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat, July 11, 2020 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
*Mon, July 13, 2020 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Tues, July 14, 2020 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed, July 15, 2020 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
*Fri, July 17, 2020 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat, July 18, 2020 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tues, July 21, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed, July 22, 2020 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri, July 24, 2020 Kansas City, MO Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat, July 25, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sun, July 26, 2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tues, July 28, 2020 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed, July 29, 2020 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri, July 31, 2020 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat, August 1, 2020 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sun, August 2, 2020 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Tues, August 4, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Wed, August 5, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Fri, August 7, 2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sat, August 8, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sun, August 9, 2020 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri, August 21, 2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat, August 22, 2020 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun, August 23, 2020 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Tues, August 25, 2020 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed, August 26, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri, August 28, 2020 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat, August 29, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun, August 30, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 1, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
*Fri, Sep 4, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Daily's Place
Sat, Sep 5, 2020 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 8, 2020 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Fri, Sep 11, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Sat, Sep 12, 2020 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater
*Kansas Not Performing
"Gigaton" Pre-order now at pearljam.com
Pearl Jam North American Spring Tour Dates Ten Club ticket presale and Ticketmaster Verified Fan® entry start today, Public tickets on sale Friday, January 24
Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.
Gigaton is available for pre-order now at www.pearljam.com. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, will be released in the coming weeks.
“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times."
Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.
In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Full tour dates follow.
Pearl Jam's North American tour is in addition to the band's previously announced European summer tour. Full details at: pearljam.com/tour.
Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates
March 18 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
March 20 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
March 24 Hamilton, ON FirstOntario Centre
March 28 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
March 30 New York, N YMadison Square Garden
April 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
April 4 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
April 6 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 11 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
April 13 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
April 15 & 16 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
April 18 & 19 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
Ticket On Sale Information
Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale. More details on all of those points of sale follow. To give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value for this tour, Pearl Jam has decided that tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable, except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law.
For fans who are unable to use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will offer North America’s first Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange, which will allow fans to resell their tickets for the price they paid (including all fees). The Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange will launch on February 18, 2020. There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.
1. Ticketmaster Verified Fan® Registration and Ticket Sale to buy tickets.
General public tickets will be sold first through a presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Pearl Jam has partnered with Ticketmaster to create a safe, reliable, ticket-buying experience and ensure tickets get directly to fans for all of these concert dates.
A simple registration is required and only fans that have been verified and invited to the presale will receive an access code that will allow them to shop for tickets.
Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins today and closes on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59pm PT. To register, please visit: https://verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/pearljam
The Verified Fan presale then begins on Thursday, January 23 at 10am venue local time.
2. Ten Club Ticket Presale
A special ticket presale for members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club (current as of January 12, 2020) is being supported on the Ticketmaster Request platform. Full details at pearljam.com.
3. Public Ticket Sale
A remaining, limited number of tickets for each venue will be released through a traditional general sale on January 24, 2020 at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.com.
NOTE: $5 of each ticket is a charitable contribution to the Vitalogy Foundation, a United States-based public charity under I.R.C. section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).
SafeTix™ Ticket Transferability Information
SafeTix mobile tickets will be issued for all tickets for all shows. These tickets will be non-transferable, (except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law), which means that ticket purchasers will be required to enter the venue with their guests. SafeTix tickets use a unique barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds so they cannot be counterfeited. SafeTix tickets require a smartphone to display. No other tickets will be accepted for entry.
Fan-to-Fan Ticket Exchange
Ticketmaster Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange is an artist-driven resale marketplace built just for fans. It keeps tickets in the hands of fans at prices set by the artist. Whether you buy a primary ticket or a fan-to-fan ticket, if you can’t attend the show, you can simply list your ticket for sale on the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange for another fan to purchase. Fan-to-Fan sales will also be fulfilled as SafeTix non-transferable tickets..
Ministry Announces THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR With Special Guests KMFDM & Front Line Assembly. 25-Date Summer Trek Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste”. Kicking Off July 1 in Seattle. Tickets On Sale Friday, January 17 at 10 AM Local Time. Blabbermouth Presale Starts Tuesday, January 14
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste,” band creator Al Jourgensen decided to go old school with the celebrations, announcing The Industrial Strength Tour to kick off this summer alongside very special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.
“'The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste' just turned 30. Who knew we’d still be around to see this day,” says Jourgensen. “But since we are alive and kicking, we figured we’d hop in the way-back machine and recreate the infamous original tour with KMFDM, and add in Front Line Assembly as well. Don’t miss it this time because we’ll be in wheelchairs for sure in another 30 years. May the fence be with you!”
“The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” was released in November 1989 and features hit singles “Thieves,” “Burning Inside” and “So What.” The record further cemented Ministry and Jourgensen as music innovators ahead of their time, producing a voluminous, aggressive sound that became a trademark for the industrial music genre.
Kicking off July 1 in Seattle and wrapping August 1 in San Francisco, the 25-date Industrial Strength Tour hits most major markets in the U.S. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 am local time at www.ministryband.com. Blabbermouth is also hosting an exclusive presale beginning at 10 AM local time Tuesday, January 14 and running through 10 PM local time Wednesday, January 15—find the presale code at https://www.blabbermouth.net/.
The Industrial Strength Tour comes after a memorable 2019 for Ministry who joined Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour and the release of a new fully authorized limited-edition visual history book, “Ministry:Prescripture.” Find more info here: https://www.melodicvirtue.com/collections/ministry
THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR
1 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Sodo
2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
5 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
11 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
12 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
13 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
16 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
17 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
18 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
19 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
21 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
22 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
25 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
26 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
28 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
29 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
31 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour.
photo by Derick Smith
SPECIAL GUESTS CLUTCH AND THE PICTUREBOOKS TO SUPPORT THE “REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND WORLD TOUR”
TICKET PRE-SALES BEGIN TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH
GENERAL ON-SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH
7th STUDIO ALBUM, REWIND, REPLAY, REBOUND, OUT NOW VIA REPUBLIC RECORDS
Today, multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat confirm 15 U.S. headlining dates on their “Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour” this April and May, bringing the tour to cities including Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, and New York City (full dates below). Special guests Clutch will be direct support on all dates, with the exception of the May 2nd Hershey, PA show which will feature direct support from Gojira. The Picturebooks will open each night on this tour. Ticket pre-sales begin Tuesday, January 14th and general on-sales begin Friday, January 17 at 10am local time here. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase and include meet & greet and photo opps, exclusive merch items and priority check in with early entry to the show and early access to merch.
The band has previously announced European festival and headline appearances coming in June and July, following their sold-out 2019 European run. Tickets and more information about these dates are available here.
“We can’t wait to get back to the States and bring a full, headline-length Volbeat show to our U.S. fans,” said the band, “and we’re beyond ecstatic to have our great friends in Clutch and our new friends in The Picturebooks joining us for the ride. We will see you very, very soon!”
Additionally, the band will be headlining 98 KUPD’s UFEST 2020 April 4th at Big Surf in Tempe, AZ and will appear at FM99 WNOR’s Lunatic Luau alongside Disturbed on May 1st at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday, January 17. Check volbeat.dk for details.
Volbeat recently debuted their new music video for “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” directed by Adam Rothlein at Ghost Atomic Pictures and taped at Futura Studio in Roslindale, MA. The song and video both feature appearances by Clutch’s Neil Fallon, as well as Raynier Jacob Jacildo and Doug Corcoran of JD McPherson’s band. Watch the music video for “Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)” here.
The band’s seventh studio album Rewind, Replay, Rebound is out now. For the album, Volbeat— Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon the distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available on all formats here, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each.
Rewind, Replay, Rebound was produced by long-time collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by Rob Caggiano and Michael Poulsen. This marks the first studio album with Kaspar Boye Larsen on bass. To achieve the album’s sound the band also drew upon a myriad of guests including backing vocalist Mia Maja and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who both return after appearing on 2016’s Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. Ultimately, Volbeat have not lost their passion to create and progress. It’s that which keeps them hungry — and musically honest on the new album.
VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, including opening for Metallica, Motorhead and Slipknot, and a string of six beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” has received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which includes the Grammy nominated “Room 24,” bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish act since 1997. A distinction that Volbeat topped in 2016 when Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie debuted at #4. The band also released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.
Volbeat Tour Dates (NEW DATES IN BOLD)
April 04 /// Tempe, AZ /// Big Surf%
April 05 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort^
April 07 /// Denver, CO /// Mission Ballroom^
April 08 /// Independence, MO /// Silverstein Eye Centers Arena^
April 10 /// Irving, TX /// The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^
April 11 /// Beaumont, TX /// Ford Arena^
April 13 /// Nashville, TN /// Nashville Municipal Auditorium^
April 14 /// Knoxville, TN /// Knoxville Civic Coliseum^
April 15 /// Atlanta, GA /// Coca-Cola Roxy^
May 01 /// Virginia Beach, VA /// Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater*
May 02 /// Hershey, PA /// GIANT Center#
May 03 /// Charlotte, NC /// Epicenter Festival
May 05 /// Youngstown, OH /// Covelli Centre^
May 06 /// Columbus, OH /// Schottenstein Center^
May 08 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 93X Twin City Takeover
May 09 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Eagles Ballroom^
May 10 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// The DeltaPlex Arena^
May 12 /// Baltimore, MD /// UMBC Event Center^
May 13 /// New York, NY /// The Rooftop at Pier 17^
June 2 /// Helsinki, Finland /// Suvilahti
June 3-6 /// Solvesborg, Sweden /// Sweden Rocks
June 5-7 /// Nuremberg, Germany /// Rock am Park
June 5-7 /// Nurburg, Germany /// Rock im Park
June 8 /// Hannover, Germany /// Expo Plaza
June 11-12 /// Nickelsdorf, Austria /// Nova Rock
June 11-13 /// Interlaken, Switzerland /// Greenfield Festival
June 14 /// Derby, United Kingdom /// Download Festival
June 16 /// Belfast, United Kingdom /// Ulster Hall
June 17 /// Bristol, United Kingdom /// O2 Academy
June 19 /// Clisson, France /// Hellfest
June 21 /// Landgraaf, Netherlands /// Pinkpop
June 25-27 // Madrid, Spain /// Rock The Night Festival
June 07 /// Berlin, Germany /// Waldbühne
^with special guests Cluth and The Picturebooks
%KUPD UFest 2020
*WNOR Lunatic Luau with Disturbed
#with special guest Gojira and The Picturebooks
Rewind, Replay, Rebound Track Listing
1. Last Day Under The Sun
2. Pelvis On Fire
3. Rewind The Exit
4. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)
5. When We Were Kids
6. Sorry Sack of Bones
7. Cloud 9
8. Cheapside Sloggers
9. Maybe I Believe
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
1. Last Day Under The Sun
2. Pelvis On Fire
3. Rewind The Exit
4. Die To Live (feat. Neil Fallon)
5. When We Were Kids
6. Sorry Sack of Bones
7. Cloud 9
8. Cheapside Sloggers
9. Maybe I Believe
12. The Awakening of Bonnie Parker
13. The Everlasting
1. Under The Influence
2. Immortal But Destructible
3. Die To Live
4. Last Day Under The Sun (Demo)
5. Rewind The Exit (Demo)
6. When We Were Kids (Demo)
7. Maybe I Believe (Demo)
8. Leviathan (Demo)
Photo Credit: Brittany Bowman
Special Guests Include Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Howard Jones (Light the Torch), Mark Morales (Sons of Texas) and John Carbone (Moon Tooth)
Lamb of God guitarist MARK MORTON returns in 2020 with his second solo offering, entitled Ether, a primarily acoustic five-song EP scheduled for release in January via Rise Records/BMG.
As with MORTON’s solo debut, Anesthetic, released earlier this year, the guitarist enlisted the talents of various musicians and vocalists to bring his songs to life. Ether features appearances by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch), John Carbone (Moon Tooth) and Mark Morales (Sons of Texas), who is also a member of MORTON’s live band. The EP is made up of three original songs and two covers that once again showcase MORTON’s diversity as a musician.
Says MARK MORTON, “I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my new, five song EP, 'Ether,' on Rise Records! Once again, I’ve had the great pleasure of working with some
amazingly talented artists and friends to assemble this collection of tunes, all of which feature a strong acoustic guitar component. Inspired by the acoustic sets I had the opportunity to perform last spring and summer in support of 'Anesthetic,' I began writing some new songs to reflect that more
mellow vibe. I’m stoked with the results and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been putting together. I’ll be debuting these tunes on my upcoming U.K. acoustic tour, so you can hear them live before they’re released anywhere else!"
"I continue to be honored to have the chance to work with so many incredibly talented people and I remain beyond grateful to the fans that have come along with me and supported these projects. Thanks so much everyone!"
1. All I Had To Lose (featuring Mark Morales)
2. The Fight (featuring John Carbone)
3. She Talks To Angels (featuring Lzzy Hale)
4. Love My Enemy (featuring Howard Jones)
5. Black (featuring Mark Morales)
First single from Ether, "All I Had to Lose" featuring Mark Morales, will be released January 10.
Ether was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Trivium).
Following his first UK acoustic performance at the Download festival earlier this year, MARK MORTON will return for a handful of special and intimate acoustic shows in January 2020.
MARK MORTON comments, “We had such an amazing time with the acoustic set at Download and I’m really looking forward to expanding on that experience with these upcoming shows. Joining me once again will be Mark Morales on vocals and guitarist extraordinaire, Joe Harvatt. I can’t wait to make each show extra special for you all with an evening of stories, acoustic versions of many of the songs from Anesthetic, and a few covers of some of our favorite tunes. We’ll also be debuting some new original material as well! Look forward to seeing you all!”
MARK MORTON UK tour dates:
1/8 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/9 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
1/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Cathouse
1/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
1/12 – London, UK @ Camden Underworld
Anesthetic, MORTON’s first 10-track solo album, was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds. Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, MORTON performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent,
Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks completing the band. The single "Cross Off," featuring late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and Trivium's rhythm section of Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent, spent six weeks in the Top 10 Active Rock US radio chart and has now amassed more than 14 million plays on Spotify and YouTube.
Following the release of Anesthetic, MORTON took his live band, consisting of Morales on lead vocals, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) on guitar, Nick Villarreal (Sons Of Texas) on bass, Art Cruz (Lamb of God, Prong, Winds of Plague, on a North American co-headline tour with Light the Torch.
(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