Slipknot, Alice In Chains, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Underoath, Volbeat to take Part In Live Nation Ticket To Rock Sale

Live Nation has released details for the 2019 “Ticket To Rock” sale, their annual deal for summer concerts where one ticket gets fans into major tours and events. Artists included in this year’s package are Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Korn, Slipknot, Underoath, and Volbeat. Slayer and Shinedown will also be available in certain cities. This announcement also brings the news of these tours coming to fruition, including the rumored Korn/Alice In Chains co-headliner tour and Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour. Tickets start at $69 and are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading

Plans For Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Event

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (BWCA), a non-profit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York, Live Nation, and INVNT, a global live brand storytelling agency, have announced Bethel Woods Music And Culture Festival: celebrating the golden anniversary at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Taking place August 16-18, 2019 and held at BWCA just 90 minutes from New York City, the event is the successor to the original Woodstock in 1969, Woodstock 94, and Woodstock 99. Woodstock 99 had headliners such as Metallica, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Alanis Morisette, Megadeth, and dozens of other bands across rock and heavy metal genres. Continue reading

Bad Wolves Receive Platinum Record For “Zombie”

Chart-topping metal band Bad Wolves have received a Platinum record in the USA for their runaway hit “Zombie”, a cover of The Cranberries 1993 classic. Notably, the band is the first rock band to reach platinum for a 2018 release and the first since Imagine Dragons in 2017. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to charts, popularity or what a band sells, but this is a momentous moment for a metal band, and all the proceeds (over #$250,000 USD) from the single have gone to the children of singer Dolores O’Riordan, for whom the track is dedicated.  Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Gets First Win In Lawsuit Against AEG

According to published reports, a judge last week rejected a bid by AEG to stop Ozzy Osbourne from pursuing an antitrust lawsuit. Ozzy has alleged that AEG is using a practice called “block-booking” to force him to perform at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against his wishes. This is not a final or decisive move but is the first of many steps that will either lead to a dismissal, settlement or victory for either side. Continue reading

Smashing Pumpkins Release New Music Video For “Solara”

Smashing Pumpkins, who played a surprise show at The Troubador in Los Angeles, have shared a new music video. ‘Solara’ is the bands first new single and music video, and a first for this “reunion” lineup of the band. Directed by Nick Koenig, if looks and feels like you would expect a Smashing Pumpkins video to do. Continue reading

Thousands Of Marilyn Manson Fans Demand A Refund For Shortened Performance

Marilyn Manson, photo credit: Stephanie Cabral

After Marilyn Manson’s abbreviated show at The Paramount Theater on Long Island last week, thousands of fans have taken to social media demanding a refund from either Manson or Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster has so far responded that they are NOT refunding fans for the show. This concert was already rescheduled once from the previous concert where Manson was forced to cancel the first leg of his Heaven Upside Down tour after breaking his leg last fall. Many fans have expressed both outrage, but also concern for the rocker, who recently lost his father.  Manson apparently recovered well enough to close out the the last night of his tour at Starland Ballroom last night (February 16th) with a full performance, including several encores.  Continue reading

Killswitch Engage To Perform Live In Virtual Reality

Now this is cool! Killswitch Engage has teamed up with NextVR and Live Nation to broadcast their show on April 17th at the House of Blues in Houston live in virtual reality. Continue reading

Black Sabbath Adds More North American Tour Dates For 2016

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Due to “overwhelming demand” Black Sabbath has announced additional North American tour dates for next summer. Additional tour dates for 2016 are below:

Due to overwhelming demand, the road to THE END just got longer.

On the heels of their much-anticipated performances in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, BLACK SABBATH will end the epic journey they began nearly five decades ago with another run of North American dates in fall 2016. These shows will follow a mix of summer headlining and festival performances throughout Europe.

The second run of North American dates kicks off August 17 at Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York and includes stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (where the band last performed a sold-out show on their wildly successful 13 world tour in 2014), Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, and Dallas, among others, before wrapping September 21 at AK-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ.

The massive 2016 world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time marks THE END for Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler as they close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story with this tour. BLACK SABBATH’s THE END farewell tour promises to surpass all previous tours and will feature the band’s most mesmerizing production ever.

When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END, THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history…BLACK SABBATH


Black Sabbath USA tour dates, summer 2016:
Aug 17: Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 19: Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 21: Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 23: Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 25: Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Aug 27: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 29: Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 31: Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Sept 02: Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sept 04: Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 07: Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept 09: Albuquerque, NM Isleta Ampitheater
Sept 11: Salt Lake City, UT USANA Ampitheater
Sept 13: Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Arena
Sept 15: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sept 17 :Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sept 19: Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Sept 21: Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion

Other Black Sabbath tour dates, 2016:

Jan 20: Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
Jan 22: Chicago, IL United Center
Jan 25: Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Jan 27: Winnipeg MN MTS Centre
Jan 30: Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre
Feb 01: Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Feb 03: Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Feb 06: Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Feb 09: San Jose, CA SAP Pavilion
Feb 11: Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Feb 13: Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
Feb 15: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Feb 17: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Feb 19: Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb 21: Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
Feb 23: Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Feb 25: New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Feb 27: New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Apr 15: Perth, AU Perth Arena
Apr 17: Adelaide, AU Entertainment Centre
Apr 19: Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
Apr 23: Sydney, AU Allphones Arena
Apr 25: Brisbane, AU Entertainment Centre
Apr 28: Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Apr 30: Dunedin, NZ Forsyth Barr Stadium

Jun 01: Budapest,Hungary Groupama Arena
Jun 08: Berlin, Germany Waldebuhne
Jun: 11 Donington, UK Download **
Jun 13 Verona, IT Arena Di Verona
Jun 15: Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadon
Jun 17: Dessel,Belgium Grasspop **
Jun 23: Halden, Norway Tons of Rock **
Jun 25: Copenhagen, DE Copenhell **
Jun 28: Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Jun 30 Prague, Czech Rep. 02 Arena
Jul 02: Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
Jul 5: Riga, Latvia Riga Arena
Jul 07: Helsinki, Finland Monsters of Rock **
Jul 09: Stockholm, Sweden Monsters of Rock **
Jul 12: Moscow, Russia Olympisky Arena
**Denotes festival appearance



Posted by Black Sabbath on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nightwish announce Wembley (UK) show for December


With their hotly anticipated eighth album Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the first to feature new vocalist Floor Jansen (ex-After ForeverReVamp), due out on March 30 via Nuclear Blast, Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish have announced their most significant UK appearance to date, confirming they will be headlining a one-off exclusive show at the prestigious Wembley Arena on Saturday December 19.

The show sees the band become the first Finnish act to headline at the venue.

Mainman Tuomas Holopainen had this to say: “Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history from the downstairs of the legendary Astoria Club in London over ten years ago. This truly is a dream come true for us !”

Support comes from two big hitters in the form of Arch Enemy and fellow-Finns Amorphis.


Tickets go on sale this Friday 13th Feb at 10am and will be available here:



Endless Forms Most Beautiful can be pre-ordered via Nuclear Blast here.



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Rush And Live Nation Announce R40 Live Tour

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Rush and Live Nation announced that the “R40 Live Tour” would commence this May in North America, and visit 34 cities starting in Tulsa, OK. Celebrating 40 years as an international touring band, Rush is planning a set list representative of their entire catalog.

Tickets for the R40 Live tour will go on sale starting January 30 in select markets at and

Tour Dates for “R40 Live Tour”:

May 08 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 10 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 12 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
May 14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
May 16 – Austin, TX – 360 Ampitheater
May 18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
May 20 – Houston, TX – The Toyota Center
May 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
May 24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
May 26 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
May 28 – Greensboro, NC – The Greensboro Coliseum
May 30 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 08 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Jun. 10 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Jun. 12 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jun. 14 – Detroit, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills
Jun. 17 – Toronto, Ontario, CAN – Air Canada Centre
Jun. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, CAN – Air Canada Centre
Jun. 21 – Montreal, Quebec, CAN – Bell Centre
Jun. 23 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Jun. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Wells Fargo Center
Jun. 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Jun. 29 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jul. 09 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Jul. 11 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Jul. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
Jul. 15 – Calgary, Alberta, CAN – Scotiabank Saddledome
Jul. 17 – Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN – Rogers Arena
Jul. 19 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Jul. 21 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Jul. 23 – San Jose, CA – Sap Center At San Jose
Jul. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Jul. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Us Airways Center
Jul. 30 – Irvine Meadows, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

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