Korn and Faith No More Have Officially Canceled Their US Tour

Another great tour getting the kybosh from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the highly anticipated tour by Korn and Faith No More. It is officially canceled and it will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available from Live Nation. The tour was to also feature Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68. The coast-to-coast 26-city trek — with special guests on select dates — was scheduled to kick off August 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17. Korn released the following statement: “The Korn & @FaithNoMore Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at @LiveNation venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #375: Chris Enriquez of Spotlights and Revolver Magazine on DIY

Chris Enriquez is one of the most important and supportive people in the music scene today. Whether it’s one of his bands such as Spotlights or Total Meltdown, helping to run Revolver Magazine, or his new podcast “The Age of Quarantine”, he is a major player in the scene. Matt and Keefy heard Chris’ story! Dumb and Dumbest #375 is streaming now and it’s all an interview with Chris Enriquez of Spotlights and Revolver Magazine on DIYDumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details

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Age Of Quarantine Web Series Launches from Primitive Weapons and Spotlights Members

The Age of Quarantine web series has launched in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from Saint Vitus Bar, closed down temporarily and in the interim, has started a new nightly interview series coming straight to your phones! Starting this week, Dave Castillo (Confines, Primitive Weapons) and Chris Enriquez (Spotlights, Revolver Magazine, Primitive Weapons, Total Meltdown) interview artists every night at 8PM for the duration of the quarantine! Credit where credit is due: this is Chris’ brainchild and we’re really happy to be involved. First up! Tonight, Monday (3/23) at 8PM EST on Instagram Live, Brian Cook of Russian Circles. Continue reading

Spotlights Announce New EP – “We Are All Atomic”, Pre-Orders Go Live

Post-Rock/shoegaze stars Spotlights, hot on the heels of a recent mini-headline tour and an opening spot at one of the reunion shows in Brooklyn for Mr. Bungle, Spotlights has announced a new EP. We Are All Atomic will release via Blues Funeral and the Post-Wax labels on March 27th. New music will arrive soon. This is the bands’ first album since their acclaimed 2019 release, out now via on Ipecac Recordings. Korn, Faith No More, Scars on Broadway, and Helmet tour!

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Korn and Faith No More Team Up for a Co-Headline Tour, with Scars on Broadway, Helmet and more!

Faith No More in Boston, by Meg Loyal Photography

Korn and Faith No More are joining forces for a co-headline tour this summer! The bands will be supported by special guests Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and `68 on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colo. and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at the link below. Continue reading

Spotlights Streams “Sleepwalker” As a Digital Single, Tour Dates Incoming

Post-Rock band Spotlights have shared a new digital single to their Bandcamp! ‘Sleepwalker’ was avaialble as a physical version of the album-only track on their excellent 2019 released Love & Decay (Ipecac Recordings). Teh band will begin a short US tour next month, including an opening slot on one of the Mr. Bungle Reunion shows (February 11th) in Brooklyn. Continue reading

Mr. Bungle Are Working on Covers for their Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle is gearing up for their reunion shows in February in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The band will perform their 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny in its entirety. It will mark the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. The band comprised of original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the dates. Opening acts for the six shows will include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts, and Spotlights,.The band posted to social media that they are working on cover songs for the show, and hopefully some other Mr. Bungle tracks will be played, since their final album, California, turned twenty years old in 2019. Once again, no further cities are being added to this mini-tour according to the bands’ spokesperson. Continue reading

Spotlights Stream New Single “The Particle Noise”, New Album Coming Next Month

Brooklyn’s genius post-Rock band Spotlights will release their full-length album Love & Decay April 26, Ipecac Recordings. The band has had several acclaimed EP’s, been on some impressive tours and featured at Roadburn Festival! You can hear their brand new song ‘The Particle Noise’ right now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2018

The day is finally here! The best underground heavy music festival in the world begins today as Roadburn takes flight for its 2018 edition in Tilburg, NL. The lineup is so good, naturally, you would want to see every band, but it’s of course, impossible. Follow our sensible day by day guide to the can’t miss bands each day below. Continue reading