Psycho Las Vegas 2020 Canceled, Festival Set to Return in 2021

Psycho Swim, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/15/19

Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading

Danzig Books Two “Intimate” Shows to Promote “Danzig Sings Elvis”

Glenn Danzig’s highly-anticipated album of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled Danzig Sings Elvis, is scheduled for an April 17 release. To support the release he has booked to shows, said to be a throwback to old-school Las Vegas-club vibe. The two events are booked for April 17 at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco and April 22 at the historic Roosevelt Hotel Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 13 at the link below. Tracks set to appear on the covers album include ‘Is It So Strange’, ‘Loving Arms’ and ‘One Night’. Danzig already has a busy 2020 on tap with at least one more Misfits concert, a special set at Psycho Las Vegas performing 30 years of Danzig II: Lucifuge, and European summer time tour dates. Continue reading

Danzig Books European Tour Dates This Summer

Danzig has announced a series of tour dates for Europe this summer, including some festivals. The tour kicks off at the Fezen festival in Hungary and will include an appearance at Germany’s M’era Luna festival. There will also be headlining shows in Norway, Denmark and Switzerland. Danzig is set to perform an exclusive 30 Years of Danzing II: Lucifuge set at Psycho Las Vegas in August. As previously reported, Glenn Danzig’s long-awaited collection of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled Danzig Sings Elvis, is scheduled for an April 17 release. Tracks set to appear on the effort include “Is It So Strange”, “Loving Arms” and “One Night”. Two live shows in support of “Danzig Sings Elvis” will be announced later this month for Los Angeles and San Francisco. Set to take place in late April, these will be small, intimate seated performances as Glenn wants to try to capture an old Las Vegas night club atmosphere. In an interview in 2019, Prong’s Tommy Victor, the guitarist for Danzig, told us that 2020 was going to be “busy” with Danzig tour dates.

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Danzig, Emperor, Mercyful Fate, The Flaming Lips, Down, Mayhem, Satyricon and More are Booked for Psycho Las Vegas 2020

Psycho Las Vegas is returning for another round in the desert of Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay this summer on August 14th to 16th. Headlining will be Danzig, Emperor, Mercyful Fate, The Flaming Lips, Down, Mayhem, Satyricon, Blue Oyster Cult, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Ty Segall, Watain, Ulver, Thursday, At the Gates, Poison The Well, Cursive, Pinback, Boris, Windhand, Brutus, Mgla, boysetsfire, This Will Destroy You, Kaelan Mikla, Bombers, Mephistofeles and many more. High Roller 3-day VIP is already sold out, but general 3 -Day and pre-party Psycho Swim passes are on sale now at these links:

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High On Fire Announce Fall North American Tour with Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death

Confirming the news we broke last week, Grammy-winning stoner rock band High on Fire have booked new North American tour dates with Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death. The bands’ Record Store Day covers EP, Bat Salad that was a physical-only release via eOne, will see a digital release this Friday, July 26th. The band will play at Psycho Las Vegas this summer, and Levitation Festival this fall as part of the new dates. Continue reading

High on Fire to Announce New Tour Dates Next Week

High On Fire, on a post to their Facebook account, the band will announce a new tour next week. The band is already booked as one of the headliners of next months Psycho Las Vegas. The bands are still touring in support of their 2018 Grammy Award-winning album Electric Messiah (eOne Music). Continue reading

Oranssi Pazuzu Books Short US Tour with Insect Ark, Appearing At Psycho Las Vegas

In a rare appearance in North America, Finnish psychedelic/prog Black Metallers Oranssi Pazuzu will embark on an EXCLUSIVE tour of the USA as part of their participation in Psycho Las Vegas 2019. The band will play a one-off show in Los Angeles on August 14th, preceding their performance on August 17th at Psycho Las Vegas, where they join the likes of The Original Misfits, High On Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bad Religion, Carcass, Old Man Gloom, Power Trip, and many more. Direct support on the tour to come from Insect Ark. The tour runs from October 10th through October 19th, with shows in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Raleigh, and Atlanta. Watch for additional dates to be added over the months ahead. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2019 Adds Fu Manchu, Graveyard, Clutch, Amenra, Deafheaven and More

Psycho Las Vegas rolled out a bunch of new bands today for 2019, via their Instagram account and first reported by The Obelisk. Fu Manchu, Graveyard, Clutch, Amenra, Deafheaven, Old Man Gloom, Powertrip, Bad Religion, and Rotting Christ have all been added to the bill. Psycho Las Vegas take place August 16-18, 2019 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for Psycho Las Vegas––featuring four stages, late night parties, and exclusive performances you won’t see anywhere else. Tickets on sale at the link below. Continue reading

Witchcraft To Play Two Exclusive US Shows This Fall

After being denied a chance to play Psycho Las Vegas this summer due to visa issues, Witchcraft has announced two exclusive shows in the US on 11/19 in New York at (le) poisson rouge and 11/21 in Boston at The Paradise Rock Club. These shows will certainly sell out. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Witchcraft is still touring behind their 2016 release Nucleus, released via Nuclear Blast.  Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2018: Live From Hard Rock Hotel And Casino

Psycho Las Vegas has grown and evolved over the years and has shaken off any comparisons to niche European fests and your traditional US fest, itself having no close comparisons, and being its own beast. Having everything under one roof including your stay can lead to late and debaucherous nights for some, packed and planned diverse schedules for the devout, a little compromise of both for others, but an all around good time for all. For a journalist working the fest, it goes by in a blur but you still experience having those stand out moments as well as highlights of your own. Continue reading