Cheap Trick to Support Rod Stewart on Tour in Summer 2020

Classic Rock legends Cheap Trick will team with Rod Stewart for a summer North American tour. The 21 sate tour will launch on July 21 in Cleveland, Ohio and end on September 5 in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation. Rod will promote the tour this week on Entertainment Tonight to celebrate his 75th birthday! Check your local listings for the show,

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Mick Jagger To Undergo Open Heart Surgery, Rolling Stones Tour Postponed

As the news hit over the weekend, The Rolling Stones have postponed their summer tour of the USA due to an illness with frontman Mick Jagger. Now we have learned that the “illness” is actually a heart valve replacement the 75-year old rock legend needs. Know for being in immaculate shape of late after his notorious partying ways as a younger man, Jagger is expected to make a full recovery, and the tour to be rescheduled at a later date. See the statement below from Mick and the band. Get well soon Mick! Continue reading

Watch System Of A Down Perform Their Classics At Aftershock

System Of A Down came together last night to headline Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, after performing in San Bernadino, CA the night before to kick off a small run of tour dates. The band has reunited for the live performances and tours the last few years but has not been without drama. Although we won’t likely see new music from the band, the band still delivers live, as you can see in these fan-filmed videos. Continue reading

Evanescence To Release The Ultimate Collection Vinyl Box Set

Evanescence, photo credit by Michael-Weintroub

Evanescence, photo credit by Michael-Weintroub

Recently reactivated new millenium rockers Evanescense will release The Ultimate Collection, a 6-LP Vinyl Box Set on December 9th. Continue reading

Amanda Palmer Announces An Evening With Style Tour

Amanda Palmer, photo by Shervin Lainez

Amanda Palmer, photo by Shervin Lainez


Amanda Palmer has announced a brief “An Evening With” tour of the USA on her blog, which will feature the artist solo in eight stripped-down performances, with only voice, keyboards and ukulele. This will be her first extensive touring of 2015 and her first musical endeavor in a while, which she commented on in her blog. Amanda has been promoting her book The Art of Asking (Piatkus) with Q & As, readings and book signings. Her book will also be available on the tour as well.

Tour Dates and ticket info below:



Saturday, April 4:: DC – Lincoln Theater

tickets will be available friday Feb 20th,10am EST here.

(9:30 Club/I.M.P. Member’s pre-sale starts 10:AM, Feb 19th. join their mailing list before Wednesday the 18th for presale details:


Sunday, April 5:: RICHMOND, VA – The National

tickets will be available friday Feb 20th,10am EST here.


Monday, April 6:: RALEIGH, NC – Fletcher Opera Theatre*


Thursday, April 9:: ATLANTA – Variety Playhouse*


Friday, April 10:: BIRMINGHAM, AL – WorkPlay Theatre*


Saturday, April 11:: NEW ORLEANS – Civic Theater*


Tuesday, April 14:: AUSTIN – Paramount Theatre

tickets will be available friday Feb 20th,10am central here.


Wednesday, April 15:: DALLAS – Granada Theater

tickets will be available friday Feb 20th,10am central here.


*ticket links tbd. follow for updates!*


Barishi Tapped To Open The First Leg of the Felix Martin US Tour

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Vermont based avant-garde prog metallers Barishi have been chosen as one of the national openers for 14 string guitar-wizard Felix Martin’s US tour. The run of dates lasting over a month kicks-off tonight in Los Angeles. Mixing equal parts At The Drive In, Tool and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band has a refined sound and an explosive stage show that is not to be missed. Stinking Lizaveta and Dyse will also be performing on select dates. Check out their recent video for ‘Smoke From The Earth’ below:



Press Notes:

BARISHI recently released the Endless Howl EP, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed self-titled full-length. The band’s new effort is a brilliant mix of progressive metal dynamics and inventive hardcore harshness that is at once creative, melodic, and captivating. The Endless Howl EP is streaming in its entirety and available for purchase at

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Despised Icon Announce Reunion Shows

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Reunited deathcore pioneers Despised Icon have announce a run of North American shows. The band will perform four days across North America in December and whilst there are no plans for a full tour or new studio album the band have confirmed they are just happy to be back performing together. The tour will start on the 12th December in Montreal and conclude in Worcester on the 21st December.


Press release:

Reactivated Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have now announced some North American shows this Winter. The band recently performed a run of dates in Europe, four years after announcing that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together.

Vocalist, Alex Erian comments:”Cheers to everyone that came out to our reunion shows this summer. The response was overwhelming. It felt just like in the good old days. We promised you a few more in Canada and the US, so here you go! There won’t be any other dates so don’t miss out. Keep it brutal.”

Confirmed dates and final dates:
Dec 13 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Dec 14 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 20 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Dec 21 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

Having created quite a buzz with their debut album, 2002’s Consumed By Your Poison, Despised Icon’s brand of technical death infused hardcore matured and developed over the years, arguably reaching its peak with 2007’s classic, The Ills of Modern Man. The band has sold over 150,000 albums worldwide and have influenced countless number of bands in the metal and hardcore scene today.

Despised Icon disbanded in 2010 after a series of sold out farewell shows across their home country.

Alex Erian – vocals
Steve Marois – vocals
Eric Jarrin – guitar
Ben Landreville – guitar
Sebastien Piche – bass
Alex Pelletier – drums

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela US Headline Tour Underway



New Flamenco guitar revolutionists Rodrigo Y Gabriela have embarked on another headline tour of the USA. They are out on the road in support of their release of last springs 9 Dead Alive (Rubyworks). Øystein Greni of Norwegian rock group BigBang will open every show of the tour. The band is giving away two tickets to every show and have revamped their merch store in time for the tour as well.



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We are excited to announce that Øystein Greni of Norwegian rock group BigBang will support Rodrigo y Gabriela on each headline date of their 2014 U.S. Fall Tour. Visit the ‘Tour Dates’ page to buy tickets.

Starting September 16, we are giving away two tickets to each headline show on Rodrigo y Gabriela’s 2014 U.S. Fall Tour! Each winner will also receive a vinyl copy of ‘9 Dead Alive’, and ONE grand prize winner will win a lithograph signed by Rod and Gab. Contest ends Thurs Sept. 25 at 6 PM EST
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Official Press Release:

Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced additional North American tour dates this October in support of their recently released album 9 Dead Alive, the highest charting release to date of the duo’s career as musicians. They kick off their July/August run later this week with an appearance at the XPoNential festival on Friday, July 25th. The summer tour culminates with a performance at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 17th, and includes a visit to The Late Show With David Letterman on July 29th. The complete list of confirmed dates is below.

Watch a PBS “Live From The Artist Den” performance of “Torito” on YouTube.

“In their newest album, 9 Dead Alive, Rodrigo y Gabriela return to their roots,” writes NPR Music, reminding listeners why they fell in love with the Mexican duo in the first place. The album finds them at the peak of their musical flexibility.” Consequence Of Sound praised their “remarkable guitar chops and their outright refusal to rest on their laurels.” While Relix noted that “production of the album lets their guitars have full effect, with each note hitting a nerve.”

Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in Ixtapa, Mexico, 9 Dead Alive captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto. Representing their first collection of new material in 5 years, each of the songs on the album are a personal celebration of individuals who have passed on, but through their deeds and words still resonate in the 21st century. Going as far back as Eleanor of Acquitaine (1122 – 1204) to Viktor Frankl (1905 – 1997), and including a tribute to one of Rod and Gab’s enduring touchstones – animals and nature.


Upcoming Rodrigo y Gabriela Tour Dates:


11 – Charleston, SC-Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

12 – Birmingham, AL-Iron City

15 – Houston, TX-Bayou Music Center

16 – Austin, TX-Moody Theater at ACL Live

18 – Grand Prairie, TX-Verizon Wireless Theatre

21 – Indianapolis, IN-Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

22 – Madison, WI-Orpheum Theatre

24 – Chicago, IL-Chicago Theatre

25 – Detroit, MI-The Fillmore Detroit

27 – Burlington, VT-Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

28 – Northampton, MA-Calvin Theatre

29 – Boston, MA-Orpheum Theatre

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