Alice Cooper Books North American Tour Dates for 2020

Alice Cooper, who just wrapped up a tour of the UK, has booked a new tour of North America for 2020 for the ongoing “OL’ Black Eyes Is Black” Tour. Lita Ford will be direct support on all date. Cooper just released a tribute EP, Breadcrumbs (earMusic). 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. Tickets are available here. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Babymetal – Metal Galaxy

The new Babymetal album starts off with a funky blend of techno video game and chunky 90s metal power chords. It then whiplashes into some futuristic techno power metal thing. The effect is a dizzying display of aural assault. If you aren’t into mind-bending disparate genre mixing, then you probably won’t like Metal Galaxy (earMusic/BMD Fox Records). Continue reading

BABYMETAL Shares a New Video for ‘Shanti Shanti Shanti’

Global metal sensation BABYMETAL has shared a new music video for their single ‘Shanti Shanti Shanti’ from their upcoming album Metal Galaxy out October 11th via earMUSICThe track comes in the midst of their North American tour that culminates in their first US arena show at The Forum in Los Angles on album release day, where they will bring their huge, Japanese-style production to the States for the first time. Metal Galaxy coming October 11th, features Joakim Brodén of Sabaton, Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy, guitarists Tim Henson and Scott LePage from Polyphia, Thai-rapper F.HERO and B’z guitarist Tak Matsumoto (full tracklisting below). Watch the video now! Continue reading

BABYMETAL Stream New Single “Elevator Girl”, Books USA Tour With Avatar

BABYMETAL has streamed a brand new single, ‘Elevator Girl’, out now via their international label earMUSIC to stream and purchase. The track is the first new music from their highly-anticipated third album due later this year. The dynamic “kawaii metal” group blending J-Pop and Power Metal that has taken the world by storm in just a few short years will finally embark on a headline tour of North America next fall. The band’s first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at The Forum in Los Angeles, which will mark BABYMETAL’s first headlining arena show in the States. Avatar will provide direct support on all dates. They also will play London 02 Academy Brixton on Tuesday 2nd July, marking their first UK headline show since their record-breaking Wembley Arena show in April 2016. They will also have two support bands on the bill, a UK first, in the form of majestic Swedish metallers Amaranthe and mysterious masked music collective Sleep Token. Listen to ‘Elevator Girl’ now.

Tickets for the London o2 Academy Brixton are available at https://myticket.co.uk/artists/babymetal

USA Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 17. Presale tickets will be available on May 13 at 10 a.m. local time using the code “BM2019”.

BABYMETAL U.S. tour dates:

Sep. 04 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

Sep. 06 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy

Sep. 08 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

Sep. 11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Sep. 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Sep. 15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Sep. 18 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

Sep. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

Sep. 21 – Saint Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center

Sep. 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

Sep. 24 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

Sep. 27 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Sep. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center

Sep. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

Oct. 01 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

Oct. 04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *

Oct. 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock ^

Oct. 15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater #

Oct. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre #

* No support

^ Festival date

# No AVATAR, support from THE H

 

Follow BABYMETAL:

http://www.babymetal.com

https://www.facebook.com/BABYMETAL.jp

https://www.instagram.com/babymetal_official/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC33_tIj4m1_XaqfFcomShvw

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/babymetal/477101776

https://babymetalstore.com/

http://www.babymetal.com/jp/

 

Hollywood Vampires Share New Single “Who’s Laughing Now”, New Album Due in June

Rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires are back with a new song and a new album on tap! Their new album Rise is dude out on June 21st via earMusic. In case you have been living under a rock, the band includes legends like Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. You can hear the first new single now, Who’s Laughing Now right here and pre-order the album below! Continue reading

Tarja Turunen Reflects On Career, Touring, Mastering Her Craft, ProgPower USA, and More!

Ghost Cult had the honor of hanging out with Tarja Turunen in New York City last fall. She had just wowed a sold-out crowd at the Gramercy Theater the night before, as part of her first headline tour of America in almost ten years. Tarja released her amazing live album/DVD Act II, out now via earMusic spanning her entire career last year. In a candid wide-ranging chat at the Sir Henry Penthouse Hotel in mid-town Manhattan, Tarja discussed touring and keeping her voice in shape on the road, her Christmas tours, balancing family and being a working musician, her favorite composers, marking major anniversaries of Nightwish albums such as Oceanborn, favorite cover songs, new music in 2019 and much more. We send our thanks to Tarja for her generosity, her label, and PR team. Interview by Keefy and videography and photos by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography for Ghost Cult. Continue reading