American metal band Devildriver have announced a coming tour to support their outlaw country inspired album Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol I. The tour will begin October 23 in Phoenix, AZ and will end in San Diego on November 11. Supporting them on this tour are Jinjer and Raven Black. Frontman Dez Farfara explains, “It’ll be well over a year since we last headlined a full tour when DEVILDRIVER returns in the fall… and on a number one metal charting record! We are bringing some special guests with us – our friends Jinjer will be joining from the Ukraine, and Raven Black as well. We have decided to do clubs in order to make sure this is a very close up and personal special event for everyone attending! Get your tickets now, this tour is going to sell out!” Continue reading →
JOURNEYfounder and only remaining original memberNeal Schon, while on the current JOURNEY & DEF LEPPARD 2018 Tourwith wifeMichaele Schon–who has been at the legendary guitarist’s side for his busy touring schedule for over 8 years and approximately 1000 shows–is paying tribute to former lead singer,Steve Perry, with a nightly dedication and moving performance of the band’s 1978 hit single, “Lights.” Co-written by Schon and Perry, “Lights” was featured on the band’s 4th full length album, ‘Infinity‘, and has become one of JOURNEY‘s most popular and easily recognizable songs.
Alternative metal five-piece GEMINI SYNDROMEis slated to headline the ‘Synner Conversion Tour‘this summer, taking a break from writing their third studio album, expected to be released in late 2018 viaRed Music.
“The Oracle has foreseen that Gemini Syndrome will be sharing the stage with fellow conspirators, Code Red Riot, occurring in alignment with the Estival Solstice. This Summer Conversion is a recess in writing and recording our next album, the third and final act of the trilogy. We look forward to sharing this sacred rite with you.” saysBrian Steel Medina(drums) about the tour before the same ensues.
Heavy metal purveyorsINCITEare thrilled to announce their upcoming North American “Burn & Shred” headline tour, featuring support fromAETHERE(8/10-9/8) andLODY KONG(9/14-9/28). The two-leg tour will begin onAugust 10in Austin, TX and visit several major North American cities, ending onSeptember 28in the band’s hometown of Phoenix, AZ. Tickets will be available via each individual venue. See below for all current tour dates, and stay tuned for more dates coming soon!
For the first time in 9 years Detroit legends WALLS OF JERICHO have started off an East Coast tour seemingly out of the blue! The tour begins in Amityville, NJ on June 6th and ends in Toronto, Ontario on June 13th. This tour is to support their latest record ‘No One Can Save You From Yourself ‘off of Napalm Records. Sharing the headlining spot with FIRST BLOOD, LEFT BEHIND and SANCTION are along for the ride.
2018 for Boston, MA extreme death metal quartet REVOCATION is just getting better every day and so is for the fans. A few days ago the band announced that they will be releasing their follow up to 2016’s album and it is titled, ‘The Outer Ones‘. The upcoming offering will be made public on the September 28th via Metal Blade Records. To get the party already started the band will embark itself on a month long tour of North America starting this September 17th and run through October 20th. The support bands are equally ruthless. EXHUMED, RIVERS OF NIHIL and YAUTJA will be supporting REVOCATION on what happens to be their first North American headlining tour in several years. See confirmed dates below.
Untamed rockers BEASTÖ BLANCÖ have announced a US tour set for this July. ‘The Monstrous Things Tour’ features stops in Cleveland, OH and Nashville, TN, while wrapping up with a gift to fans — a complimentary show in Tulsa, OK. Check out the full list of dates below.
BEASTÖ BLANCÖ was formed in 2012 by Chuck Garric (guitarist, vocalist for BEASTÖ BLANCÖ and bassist for ALICE COOPER), Calico Cooper (rock vocalist, actor, and performer) and Brother Latham. They set out to create a monster sound, a smack-you-in-the-face live show, and to amass legions of Loyal Beasts — fans who are hungry for raw, rock power. Smeared with grime, drenched in sweat, and true to their hit, “Grind,” the band delivers brutally entertaining live antics and sonic originality.
LIFE OF AGONY is a band you won’t get a lot of opportunities to see live outside of New York and New Jersey. Formed in 1989 the New York hardcore band dominated the genre for 10 years with hit songs like “Through And Through” from their classic album ‘River Runs Red’ that released in 1993. If you are a fan of The Office you may have even heard one of their songs. The title track of their debut album “River Runs Red” was used in “Initiation”, a 2006 episode of The Office. Singer Keith Caputo has now transitioned and is living her life as Mina Caputo. The vocals or the aggression in their music hasn’t changed and the songwriting has only got better. The band was in a hiatus from 1999 until 2002 when the band reformed. The current lineup of the band includes Mina Caputo (vocals), Joey Z (Guitars), Alan Robet (Bass) and Veronica Bellino (drums). Life Of Agony’s 2017 album ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ release via Napalm Records was heralded as one of the best releases of 2017. Also note that Joey Z’s guitar playing is one of the most majestic things you can hear or see. The majority of their shows are sold out and the fan base is dedicated to the band and the sound that they have perfected since their formation more than 25 years ago. The title track from their new album “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” and “World Gone Mad” are stand out tracks you need to hear. Listen to them and you will be shoving people out of your way to get against the rail. This is a band you will not want to miss. Their stage presence and the emotion they put into their songs is something you won’t see from many bands, and it’s not often they play festivals so getting to see this band at such an iconic venue will be an unbelievable moment in live performances.
There is a lot going on for Welsh metal/hard rock outfit BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE this year. Your teenage gateway to metal band already has an album, some video releases lined up its sleeve. And now, as if it wasn’t enough to keep us on the edge of our seats, the band will be touring the U.S. this fall, to promote their new album ‘Gravity‘, that comes out June 29th via Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records. The tour rightly named ‘Gravity‘ for obvious reasons will be commencing on the September 13th in Kansas City, and wraps up on October 16 in Las Vegas. Yes, I know you must be amazed, since the current U.S. tour isn’t over yet and an another tour? Right? That is correct, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will come back to the States in a matter of a few months to quench your insatiable thirst. While support bands for them on the tour haven’t been unveiled yet, but is promises to have excellent and talented support acts. Who knows your favorite band might steal the spotlight? So stay tuned on this.
New York’sLIFE OF AGONYhas announced dates for a headlining trek called “Rise of the Underground Tour 2018” spanning the USA and Europe. The shows will begin with two sold-out, hometown warm-up gigs April 18th& 19that Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and conclude November 2ndas headliners ofThe Sound of Revolution Festivalin Eindhoven, Netherlands. Full list of dates are below.