Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden have booked four additional tour dates to their sold-out world tour Legacy of the beast. Celebrating their entire career on the back of their 2015 album Book of Souls (Parlophone) the band tours 5 continents and two years of shows. The tour now begins June 5 at St Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland and hit Arena in Zagreb, Croatia on June 7 and Grouparama Arena in Budapest, Hungary on June 9. Lord Of The Lost will serve as the support act at these shows. The fourth and final extra show will take place on July 6 at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany, with Sabaton And Airbourne as support. Avatar and Lord Of The Lost will support at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium on June 27 and Amon Amarth and Airbourne will open at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Netherlands on July 10. This completes the “Legacy Of The Beast” summer 2021 touring schedule and no further dates will be added. There will be an exclusive pre-sale for fan club members at the appropriate time. The band and BMG will release a new double live album on November 20. Containing over 100 minutes of classic MAIDEN music and available in multiple formats, including a limited edition Mexican Flag, triple colored (180g) vinyl and a limited-edition deluxe two-CD book format, “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City” was recorded during the band’s three sold-out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour which began in 2018 and will finish next summer in Europe. According to a recent video from Bruce Dickinson, the band is in the studio working on their next album, their 17th, for a 2021 release.
Ozzy Osbourne has rescheduled previously postponed dates for the European leg of his “No More Tours 2”. Judas Priest will again be the opening act for all of the dates, except for one new date in Hungary, at the Budapest Arena. Fans should hold on to their tickets as they remain valid for all rescheduled tour dates, and refunds must be sought at the point of purchase. Ozzy himself sent a message of thanks to his loyal fans:
Reunited Thrash legends Sanctuary will embark on a 30th Anniversary celebration, a tour supporting their 1990 release Into The Mirror Black in 2021. Direct support will come from Prog metallers Halcyon Way. The original album released on February 2nd, 1990 via Epic Records, and its remastered special edition release is out now via Century Media Records. Even though the initial plans to commemorate this big anniversary live in 2020 with current singer Joseph Michael (Witherfall), stepping in for the late Warrel Dane, had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the band will perform the entire album and likely hits and eep cuts as they have done recently, on their 2021 tour. Sanctuary’s iconic vocalist Warrel Dane passed away on December 13th, 2017.
The album was carefully remastered by Zeuss (Queensrÿche, Iced Earth, Overkill) to make it sound a bit fuller and heavier without losing the original feel and the extra tracks are real gems for die-hard fans.
Line-up (on this recording):
Warrel Dane – Vocals
Lenny Rutledge – Guitars
Sean Blosl – Guitars
Jim Sheppard – Bass
Dave Budbill – Drums
Joseph Michael – Vocals
Lenny Rutledge – Guitars
George Hernandez – Bass
Dave Budbill – Drums
Rock Hard, MusiX and Metal.de present:
Into The Mirror Black 30th anniversary tour 2021
+ support HALCYON WAY
16.09.2021 (DE) HAMBURG Kronensaal
17.09.2021 (BE) AARSCHOT De Klinker
18.09.2021 (NL) LEIDEN Metal Experience Fest
19.09.2021 (CH) LUZERN Schüür
21.09.2021 (DE) MANNHEIM 7er Club
22.09.2021 (DE) MUNICH Backstage Halle
23.09.2021 (DE) ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal
24.09.2021 (DE) LUENEN Lükaz
25.09.2021 (DK) AALBORG Studenterhuset
26.09.2021 (NO) OSLO Krøsset
28.09.2021 (FI) HELSINKI On the rocks
30.09.2021 (SE) STOCKHOLM Slaktkyrkan
01.10.2021 (SE) GOTHENBURG Valand
02.10.2021 (SE) MALMÖ Babel
03.10.2021 (DE) OLDENBURG MTS Record Store *** special record store show ***
Watch our interview with Lenny Rutledge about Warrel Dane, Joseph Michael and the Sanctuary reunion.
Popular Metal band Skindred rockers Royal Republic has booked a new tour, “The Showtime Tour”, for Fall of 2021. The dates will cover cities in the UK such as Cambridge, Oxford, Northampton, Leeds, Birmingham, London, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bexhill, Manchester, and Norwich. The dates run from September 234rd 2021, through Halloween.
As we previously reported metal legends Opeth will celebrate 30 years as a band in 2021. The band continues to evolve their sound as evidenced by 2019’s AOTY In Cauda Veneum (Nuclear Blast/Motobolaget Records). To commemorate the anniversary, the band has announced their very special Evolution XXX ‘By Request’ tour for October 2021 in Europe. For these 8 very exclusive shows, fans can vote for the songs they would like to hear live, from the band’s storied career. Polling begins on Monday, September 7th at Opeth.com. Watch the trailer for the tour, and buy tickets at the link below. You can read our review of In Cauda Venenum and hear our interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt about the album and the bands upcoming anniversary here.
Guns N’ Roses has announced that they have officially canceled its previously announced fall 2020 tour of South and Central America due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The dates were scheduled to kick off on November 8 in the Dominican Republic and conclude on December 6 in Bogota, Colombia. The band announced the news on a social media post on Friday (September 4th). Continue reading
Progressive metal legends Opeth will celebrate 30 years as a band in 2021. The band continues to evolve their sound as evidenced by 2019’s AOTY In Cauda Veneum (Nuclear Blast/Motobolaget Records). To commemorate the anniversary, the band has announced their very special Evolution XXX ‘By Request’ tour for October 2021 in Europe. For these 8 very exclusive shows, fans can vote for the songs they would like to hear live, from the band’s storied career. Polling begins on Monday, September 7th at Opeth.com. You can read our review of In Cauda Venenum and hear our interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt about the album and the bands upcoming anniversary here.
The Dead Daisies will kick off 2021 with a European headline tour, showcasing the band’s new lineup and eager to perform their first new music for fans since 2018. Support on the trek will come from rising starts – U.K. band Those Damn Crows.
Guns N’ Roses has announced the rescheduled dates for its European tour. The band was originally slated to tour Europe earlier this year, but was forced to postpone the shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tour now kicksoff in Lisbon, Portugal on June 2, 2021 and wrapping up on June 30, 2021 in Munich. Germany.
In a move that was to be expected, Machine Head, fresh off of several sold-old tours for the “Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary” tour, the band has officially canceled all touring indefinitely. Robb Flynn has said publicly several times recently in interviews and his podcast that he doesn’t think the music industry will recover from coronavirus shutdown conditions for several years. Fans that have bought tickets for show not happening will be refined. Read a statement from Robb. Continue reading