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The Monsters of Rock Cruisewill be setting sail for the Bahamas this April 18-22 2015 aboard the MSC Divina, the four-day-and-night cruise celebrating the original legendary Castle Donington music festival held in England in 1980, will showcase Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music icons, including artists on the original festival bill.
This year’s cruise itinerary is kicked off by a two-night pre-party event at Miami’s Magic City Casino on April 15, featuring performances by Queensryche and Lillian Axe, and April 17, featuring performances by Stryper, Tyketto, Gabbie Rae and a special surprise guest artist.
The official line-up for the 2015 Monsters of Rock Cruise is as follows:
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
The Winery Dogs
Black Star Riders
Black ’N Blue
Derek St. Holmes
Frank Hannon Band
In addition, Eddie Trunk, host of VH1’s That Metal Show and “The Trunk Nation” on Sirius XM, is returning this year as Master of Ceremony. Eddie will be assisted by an all-star lineup of personalities including Luc Carl from XM’s Hair Nation, Nikki Blakk from 107.7 FM’s “The Bone,” Keith Roth, host on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation/Boneyard, Don Jamieson, comedian, co-host of VH1’s That Metal Show; Craig Gass, comedian/actor from Howard Stern’s channel on Sirius XM and DJ Will, music supervisor of VH1’s “That Metal Show,” In addition, this year’s cruise will feature a “Monster” version of the world famous Cathouse nightclub, complete with original proprietorsTaime DowneofFaster PussycatandRiki Rachtmanof MTV’s Headbangers Ball.
Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti,War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.
War of Kings tracklisting:
1) War Of Kings
2) Hole In My Pocket
3) Second Day
4) Praise You
5) Nothin’ To Ya
6) California 405
7) Days Of Rock n’ Roll
8) Children Of The Mind
9) Rainbow Bridge
10) Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11) Light Me Up
Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)
Europe recently released their amazing new music video for the title track “War of Kings”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (In Flames, At The Gates, Arch Enemy). In only a few weeks’ time, the video has racked up over 93,000 views. Watch it here.
Europe will be taking part on the Monsters of Rock cruise, setting sail on April 18th from Miami, FL, cruising to Poseidon’s Grotto/Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on April 22nd. The cruise features performances from Tesla, Night Ranger, Lita Ford, and more.
Once back on land, Europe will embark on an eight-city tour of select eastern U.S. states, including a headline slot at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD.
EUROPE U.S. Tour Dates:
Apr 18 – 22: Monsters of Rock Cruise – Miami, FL
Apr 24: Potowatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI
Apr 25: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Apr 26: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 28: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (w/ Black Star Riders)
Apr 30: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (w/ Black Star Riders)
May 01: The Bears Den – Niagara Falls, NY (w/ Black Star Riders)
May 02: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD (M3 Rock Festival)
May 03: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT