Cult of Luna has shared a new single and music video for the track “Cold Burn!” Coming from their just announced new album The Long Road North, due out on February 11t, 2022 via Metal Blade Records/Red Creek Records, the album features guest appearances from composer Colin Stetson, Phoenix’s Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz plus more. Watch “Cold Burn’ now and pre-order the album.
Foo Fighters, continuing to tour behind their excellent album Medicine At Midnight (Rosewell Recordings), have announced a big North American tour for 2022. The have dates booked into December to finish out this year as well. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now and the code and link can be found below in this post.
Apocalyptica has announced they have been forced to postpone their expected co-headline tour of Europe with Epica, “The Epic Apocalypse” until 2023. The band cited “the worsening situation of Covid all around Europe” as the cause of the second postponement of the tour that was to take place originally in 2020. This move does not affect their current tour of churches in Finland.
Judas Priest announced last week that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place next spring. The band has now booked addtional dates added to the tour which you can see below. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.
Heavy Metal Gods Judas Priest has announced that Queensrÿche will be the direct support band on the rescheduled “50 Heavy Metal Years” North American tour dates, taking place in March through April 2022. According a published report by Blabbermouth and Ticketmaster, the tour dates will kick off on March 7 in West Valley City, Utah and conclude on April 11 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A complete list of shows can be found on Ticketmaster. Queensrÿche recently pulled out of the Scorpions rescheduled “Sin City Nights” Las Vegas residency tracking place at the same time. Judas Priest was forced to postpone two-dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band’s guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival. He ended up undergoing a 10-hour life-saving surgery a short distance away at Rudd Heart and Lung Center at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are on sale now.
New Orleans Thrash Legends Exhorder will begin their long-awaited US Headlining Tour tonight in Brooklyn with Take Offense, Extinction A.D., and Plague Years tonight. The band will perform all of their classic 1990 album Slaughter In The Vatican in full along with other hits. The band is working on a new album for relase in 2022 as well!
Ozzy Osbourne has been trying to hold a farewell tour and a tour to support his smash 2020 album Ordinary Man, with opening support from Judas Priest. Now the tour, previously announced for Europe in 2019 and rescheduled three times, has once again been postponed. Tickets originally went on sale in the fall of 2018. Ozzy has also dealth with injuries and a surgery, as well as his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. All tickets remain valid and will be honored for new dates in May and June 2023.
Sevendust has books a short run of headline tour dates to close out 2021 and welcome in 2022. The bands’ “Countdown to 2022” starts in Orlando at Hard Rock Live, will see them play a hometown New Year’s Eve show in Atlanta, and start 2022 with a show at Mars Music Hall, in Huntsville Alabama. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale from the link below, where the band is also hosting a Black Friday sale on right now!
The Black Dahlia Murder who just completed a tour of North America with no COVID-19 outbrakes has postponed their upcoming early 2022 headline tour and run of festivals of Europe due to COVID. The band shared a statement on social media to announce it to fans. Rings of Saturn and Viscera would have provided direct support. The band is hoping to rebook at a later date, so there is no info yet about refunds for fans.
On the heels of releasing their new album A View From The Top Of The World (InsideOut Music, read our review here) progressive metal legends Dream Theater have rescheduled dates for the tour. The dates will now kick off in Mesa, AZ on February 2nd and run 7 weeks before ending in Austin, TX on March 21st. The tour will also make stops in Los Angeles, CA; Quebec, QC; New York, NY and Dallas, TX among others and will mark the first live performances of music from the band’s latest release A View From The Top Of The World. Arch Echo will be the opener on all dates in the United States and Falset will be the opener on all of the dates in Canada. Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at the link below!