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KISS Announced Today The ‘End Of The Road’ Comes To Its End July 21, 2021, Last Leg of Shows Also Announced

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Rock n roll legends KISS have announced today the last legs of their final tour, the End Of The Road Tour. The initial tour announcement was met with huge fan demand for added shows, but the End Of The Road Tour will officially come to a close on July 21, 2021 at a NY location yet to be named. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will continue to wow audiences in 2020 with additional concert dates listed below. KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales (info below).

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable,” said KISS.

KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available Tuesday, November 19 at 10am local time through 10pm local time HERE. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10am local time until Thursday, November 21 at 10pm local time. Visit the band’s website for more information. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 22 at 10am local time HERE.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the End Of The Road Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, November 20 at 12pm local time until Thursday, November 21 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit HERE.

End of the Road Tour Dates

2-1-20 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
2-4-20 Allentown, PA PPL Center
2-5-20 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
2-7-20 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
2-8-20 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
2-11-20 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena*
2-13-20 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2-15-20 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
2-16-20 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
2-18-20 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2-19-20 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
2-21-20 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
2-22-20 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
2-24-20 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center+
2-25-20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena+
2-29-20 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
3-2-20 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Area (formerly Rabobank Arena)
3-4-20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
3-6-20 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
3-9-20 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
3-10-20 Lubbock, TX United Supermarkets Arena
3-12-20 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
3-14-20 Lafayette, LA Lafayette Cajundome
3-15-20 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
8-28-20 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
8-29-20 Atlantic City, NJ Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
8-31-20 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
9-3-20 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
9-4-20 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
9-5-20 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
9-8-20 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
9-9-20 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
9-11-20 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9-12-20 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
9-14-20 Dayton, OH Wright State University Nutter Center
9-15-20 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
9-19-20 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
9-20-20 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9-22-20 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
9-24-20 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
9-27-20 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
9-29-20 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
10-1-20 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
10-2-20 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena

*general on sale starts 12pm local time
+general on sale starts 9am local time

KISS Online:

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TOOL Extends North American Tour — Tickets On-sale This Friday

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LOS ANGELES — TOOL, who are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their #1 charting, record-breaking album Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on Jan. 10 in San Diego.

Newly Announced Dates:

January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
January 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
January 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
January 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
January 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
January 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
January 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
January 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
January 31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
February 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Nov.15 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of VIP packages available exclusively to Tool Army members via Toolband.com this Wednesday, Nov.13 at 10 am local time.

TOOL begins a two-night stint in Toronto this evening, during their extensive, sold out North American tour. The tour, which sees the band performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade, has received widespread accolades with the Los Angeles Times calling it “impeccable,” the Chicago Tribune describing the outing as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic saying it’s “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”

Fear Inoculum arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the 10-track album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds “TOOL in peak performance.”

Full List of Sold Out North American Tour Dates:

November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
November 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena

Tool Is:

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Featured photo (top) by Travis Shinn


Rivals Reveals “Thunderstorm”, Supernova EP out Today; On Tour with Slaves

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Rivals brand new 2-song, 7″ EP Supernova was released today via Smartpunk Records HERE and is available on streaming services as well. Listen HERE. The title track has already received over 53k streams on Spotify alone. “We’ve really started to step up the creativity with sounds and environments,” describes Rivals vocalist Kalie Wolfe. “Building and creating a world around a theme and trying to show everyone what we see and feel. Between Supernova and “Thunderstorm“, we really stepped out of our comfort zone for this.”

“I’ve always wanted to write a song that was like ‘what’s up b@*%#*$, were back’ and that’s what ‘Thunderstorm‘ is,” explains Wolfe of their new single “Thunderstorm.” “For those who doubted us, said we wouldn’t last or said we couldn’t make it. For the doubt in our own hearts throughout the last two years and how we pulled our own ‘guns’ out to really pushed our way through all of that doubt. We became our own heros and I’m proud as hell of us for what we’ve accomplished in the past few years. ‘Thunderstorm‘ is our fight song.”

Catch them on tour with Slaves

Rivals Is:

Kalie Wolfe (vocals)
Sebastian Clarke (bass)
Micket Woodle (guitar)
Josh Alves (drums)

Rivals Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Matt Bender



Blame Zeus Reveals New Single, “Bloodstained Hands” — Third Album “Seethe” Out Today

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Portuguese progressive/alternative metallers Blame Zeus have revealed a new single, “Bloodstained Hands,” from their third album, Seethe, available today via Rockshots Records. Listen to “Bloodstained HandsHERE.

“‘Bloodstained Hands’ is about regret,” the band explains. “Feeling like you can’t go back from the choices you make, and so you must face up to them and to your mistakes. It expresses the despair of looking for a way out, but also the relief of coming clean.”

With influences that range from progressive metal to alternative rock, Blame Zeus‘ music can be described as an intense and heavy rock with intimate and nostalgic ballads.

Blame Zeus previously released a lyric video for
The Warden,” available HERE.

Seethe is available for stream and purchase HERE.

Blame Zeus Seethe Album

Seethe Track Listing:

1. How to Successfully Implode (4:51)
2. Déjà Vu (4:50)
3. Down to Our Bones (5:26)
4. White (4:41)
5. Bloodstained Hands (5:46)
6. The Obsession Lullaby (3:11)
7. Into the Womb (4:32)
8. No (4:29)
9. The Warden (5:27)
10. The Crown and the Gun (4:23)

Album Length: 47:40

Blame Zeus Online:

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Angels & Airwaves Announce North American Winter Tour Dates

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Los Angeles, CA – Multi-platinum rock band, Angels & Airwaves, have announced a new batch of North American winter tour dates. The first leg kicks off on Wednesday, December 4 and hits major cities including Phoenix, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, and more. After a short holiday break, the trek picks back up on Thursday, January 16 for a run of shows throughout Canada and the East Coast. The band will also be playing KROQ Acoustic Christmas at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, December 7. A complete touring itinerary is included below, with all tickets available for purchase HERE.

Earlier this week, Angels & Airwaves revealed the official music video for their latest song, “Kiss & Tell.” “So many issues in relationships revolve around needless miscommunication, and just missing each other’s point of view. This video represents how a few small negative moments between lovers can easily grow into much more destructive interactions over time,” explains frontman Tom DeLonge. Watch the new visual HERE.

Angels & Airwaves have also been working on their much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album, which is slated for release next year via Rise Records / BMG. The forthcoming effort will be the group’s first collection of new music since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP. Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon.

Angels & Airwaves North American Tour Dates:

Leg No. 1
12/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
12/6 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
12/7 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center (KROQ Acoustic Christmas)
12/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
12/11 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
12/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
12/14 – Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
12/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
12/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
12/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
12/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
12/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Leg No. 2
1/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/17 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
1/19 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
1/21 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/26 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

About Angels & Airwaves:

DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album, We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 2019 single, “Rebel Girl,” follows 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP, which was released alongside Sekret Machines, a novel DeLonge co-wrote with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley.

In addition to his work with Angels & Airwaves, DeLonge created To The Stars, a multimedia entertainment company that creates original content across music, film, television, and publishing. To The Stars‘ content plays an essential role to DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a think tank of artists, scientists, intelligence officers and technology experts that explore, engineer and educate the public about unexplained scientific phenomena. DeLonge currently has a television series (“Strange Times”) in development at TBS and executive produced a 6-part docuseries on The History Channel titled “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.

Angels & Airwaves Is:

Tom DeLonge (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass)
David Kennedy (guitar, keyboard)
Ilhan Rubin (drums, keyboard, bass, backing vocals)

Angels & Airwaves Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Caleb Mallery


The One And Only Cher Announces 2020 U.S. Dates As Part Of Acclaimed ‘Here We Go Again Tour’

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Due to overwhelming demand, Cher has extended her phenomenally successful Here We Go Again Tour, announcing additional dates in 2020. A complete list of upcoming shows follows this release and includes previously announced 2019 dates. On the North American run alone Cher has already sold an astounding 540,000 tickets. Produced by Live Nation, the newly announced dates kick off March 6 in El Paso and will visit cities including Memphis, Miami, Kansas City before wrapping in Sacramento.

“Backed by a slick seven-piece band and ten dancers, Cher paraded around in skimpy clothing and ludicrous wigs, sang duets with her dead ex-husband, rode an animatronic elephant, cavorted with muscular gladiators and spanked lithe burlesque dancers, gossiped about life in Hollywood and belted her lungs out on a succession of crowd-pleasing hits all choreographed with a flamboyance that could make “Strictly Come Dancing” look shy and retiring.
*****(Five Stars) – THE TELEGRAPH UK

Nile Rodgers & CHIC will continue as the special guest for the North American outing. Nile Rodgers is a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist and co-founder of CHIC. Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records!) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times.” Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame  in 2017 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 5th at 10am local time until Thursday, November 7th at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details go HERE.

Cher will offer her fan club members access to tickets with a presale starting Tuesday, November 5th at 10am local time through Thursday, November 7th at 10pm local time. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Friday, November 8th at 10am ET HERE.

“She was cheered to the rafters and she deserved it.. What a bonkers brilliant show
FINANCIAL TIMES UK

Cher will also be performing on the season finale of Dancing With The Stars on November 25th.

Simultaneous to the announcement of additional tour dates, Cher has just released a new fragrance Eau de Couture which she has been working on for the last four years. It is available exclusively on Scent Beauty HERE. “I made it for people who love perfume, want to smell good who feel that it’s part of who they are, “ commented Cher.

Following the completion of 82 shows by the end of this year, the Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Billboard Icon Award recipient and Kennedy Center Honoree shows no signs of slowing down. The Here We Go Again Tour began September 2018 in conjunction with the release of her Warner Bros. Dancing Queen album which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Cher recently performed in Europe for the first time in 15 years and received many standing ovations nightly, several five star reviews along with the unanimous raves for her previous U.S. Tour dates.

Here’s to another seven decades”EXPRESS UK

Cher 2019 Tour Dates – Tickets on sale now:

11-19-19 Portland, OR – Moda Center
11-21-19 San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
11-23-19 Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
11-25-19 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
11-27-19 Chicago, IL – United Center
11-29-19 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
12-3-19 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
12-6-19 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
12-8-19 Boston, MA – TD Garden
12-10-19 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
12-13-19 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
12-15-19 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
12-17-19 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
12-19-19 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Cher 2020 Tour Dates – Tickets on sale Friday, November 8:

3-6-20 El Paso, TX – UTEP Don Haskins Center
3-8-20 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
3-10-20 Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
3-12-20 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
3-14-20 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
3-16-20 Memphis, TN – FedExForum
3-18-20 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC
3-20-20 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
3-22-20 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
3-24-20 Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
3-26-20 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
3-7-20 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
3-9-20 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
4-11-20 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
4-13-20 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4-16-20 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
4-18-20 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
4-20-20 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
4-22-20 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
4-24-20 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
4-26-20 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
4-28-20 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
4-30-20 Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center
5-2-20 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
5-4-20 Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
5-6-20 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

Cher Online:

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Korn, Breaking Benjamin Announce 2020 North American Tour

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Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and multi-platinum hard rockers Breaking Benjamin today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests Bones UK will also join the tour on all dates.

Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 24-city outing will kick off January 23rd in Allentown, PA and make stops in Montreal, Columbus, St. Paul, Portland and more, before wrapping March 1st in Fresno, CA.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 29th at 10am local time until Thursday, October 31st at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details click HERE. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 1st at 10am local time HERE.

Korn and Breaking Benjamin 2020 North American Tour Dates

 1-23-20 Allentown, PA PPL Center*
1-25-20 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena
1-27-20 Québec, QC Videotron Centre
1-28-20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
1-30-20 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena*
1-31-20 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
2-3-20 Evansville, IN Ford Center
2-4-20 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
2-6-20 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
2-7-20 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center*
2-9-20 Green Bay, WI Resch Center+
2-12-20 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
2-13-20 Springfield, MO JQH Arena
2-15-20 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
2-16-20 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena*
2-18-20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
2-20-20 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
2-21-20 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
2-23-20 Missoula, MT Adams Center Arena
2-24-20 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
2-26-20 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
2-27-20 Portland, OR Moda Center
2-29-20 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
3-1-20 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center*
*on-sale starting 12pm local time

+on-sale starting 11am local time

About Korn

Earlier this year Korn shook the world with the release of their acclaimed new album The Nothing. The GRAMMY® Award-winning group’s latest effort is highlighted by singles “Can You Hear Me,” Cold,” and “You’ll Never Find Me,” the latter of which is joined by an official music video (watch HERE). “It continues Korn’s mission of probing the hidden corners and harsh realities of life within a shroud discordant darkness,” declared Noisey with The FADER adding, Korn have never shied away from innovation… the icons have always looked forward.” Los Angeles Times applauded the “…deep and potent performances from the band, evoking their ever-present rage but also feelings of loss and isolation,” while NME affirmed, “This urgent and important record will ensure the veterans don’t get lost in the shuffle.”

Furthermore, Korn recently announced the imminent arrival of their groundbreaking dramatized anthology podcast series, ‘The Nothing,’ which was written and created by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes with Korn. ‘The Nothing,’ a six-part dramatized series, tells the story of journalist Matt Singer who travels to the small town of Wellden, Kansas to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl. He soon discovers not everything is as it seems in the rural community, and finds himself heading into his own heart of darkness. Produced by Elizabeth Mason and directed by Adam Mason (Blood River, The Devil’s Chair), ‘The Nothing’ stars Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers, Fargo, Legion), Darri Ingolfsson (Dexter, Black Antenna) and Mikayla S. Campbell. Fans can subscribe to ‘The NothingHERE with additional details and airdates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Korn Online:

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About Breaking Benjamin

Multi-platinum band Breaking Benjamin announced today they will be releasing Aurora, a collection of reimagined songs from the band’s vast catalogue, on January 24, 2020. Breaking Benjamin’s most recent release, Ember debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and marked the multi-platinum band’s fourth Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200, following 2015’s #1 debut for Dark Before Dawn (Gold), 2009’s Dear Agony (Platinum) at #4 and 2006’s Phobia (Platinum) at #2. Additionally, the band has garnered nine #1 songs at rock radio, has charted Top 10 across numerous countries worldwide and topped #1 charts across multiple genres, including Top Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Digital Albums. Breaking Benjamin boasts an impressive 6.8 billion combined audio/video streams worldwide with a social imprint of over 6.5M, a testament to the band’s global influence and loyal fan base. Watch the music video for “Red Cold River” off of Ember HERE.

Breaking Benjamin Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

About Bones UK

Bones UK consists of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Their self-titled debut album is out now via Sumerian Records. The group confronts everything from the beauty industrial complex to toxic masculinity to music-scene sexism, embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along. True to the L.A.-based band’s anti-conformist spirit, Bones UK unfolds with an entirely uncontainable sound, a riff-heavy collision of rock-and-roll and rough-edged electronic music. After recruiting Filippo (a former classmate of Carmen’s at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey), Bones UK began pushing toward the heady complexity that now defines their music. Joined onstage by their drummer Heavy, Bones UK now see their live set as the ideal medium for their ever-expanding message, a vehicle for both catharsis and transformation. Watch their music video for “Beautiful Is BoringHERE.

Bones UK Online:

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Rivals Announce New EP, “Supernova” Music Video, and Tour With Slaves

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Rivals forthcoming 2-song EP Supernova is due out on November 8th on 7″ vinyl via Smartpunk Records and is now available for pre-order HERE. Limited edition pre-order items include ultra clear vinyl 7″ (500 units), 3’x3′ wall flag (100 units) and Supernova t-shirt.

“We’ve really started to step up the creativity with sounds and environments,” describes Wolfe. “Building and creating a world around a theme and trying to show everyone what we see and feel. Between “Supernova” and “Thunderstorms,” we really stepped out of our comfort zone for this.”

In addition, The band revealed their motion video for “Supernova” that captures the atmospheric textures of the music. “A long time ago I dumped a guy and later on, when my career started to take off, he tried to come back into my life,” explains Rivals vocalist Kalie Wolfe of their new single “Supernova“. “I sort of wrote this as a f*ck you song to him, that he won’t get me now after all the stuff between us happened.”

In support of their forthcoming EP, the band will be kicking off a run of dates with Slaves today in Dallas, TX. Their double outing with Slaves will be making stops throughout Texas (Dallas, San Antonio, Houston). Also, they’ll be joining back up on release day (November 8th) for a few more shows that includes three dates in California (Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles) and the final show of the tour at Club Red in Mesa, AZ.

Rivals Fall Tour 2019 with Slaves

Rivals Is:

Kalie Wolfe (vocals)
Sebastian Clarke (bass)
Micket Woodle (guitar)
Josh Alves (drums)

Rivals Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter


Featured photo (top) by Matt Bender



Metal Mariachi Masters METALACHI Announce Southwest U.S. Tour Gritty with Surf Rockers Shark in the Water

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the barrio, METALACHI has announced another run of dates through the southwest this fall!

In addition to METALACHIthe world’s first – and only – heavy metal mariachi bandShark in the Water will deliver a blistering tidal wave of non-stop, raw, gritty surf music.

METALACHI is pumped to wrap up our tour schedule for 2019 at all our favorite venues across the southwest,” says METALACHI manager Warren Moscow. “This run is something we always look forward to, as the whole southwest corridor has been like a second home for us for years…and this time we are bringing even more insanity to the run with the addition of Shark in the Water to the tour.”

METALACHI‘s most recent full-length album, Tres, was released late last year and features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas PriestDioJourneyGuns N’ Roses, including METALACHI‘s popular cover of the Queen classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Watch the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featuring a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza, here:

METALACHI with Shark in the Water dates:

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11/8 – Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
11/9 – New Braunfels, TX @ Billy’s Ice 
11/10 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 
11/13 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
11/14 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
11/15 – Stafford, TX @ Republic Country Club 
11/16 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Trailer Park 
11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 
11/20 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
11/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room  
11/22 – Cottonwood, AZ @ Main Stage* 

*No Shark in the Water

Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan… all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!

METALACHI takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, GWAR and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.

METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows). On a previous leg of the current tour, METALACHI was personally invited by comedian George Lopez to perform at the grand opening of his Chingon Kitchen at the Vee Quiva Hotel in Arizona.

METALACHI has been featured on America’s Got Talent, CNN’s Great Big StoryRolling Stone en Español, BBC’s Outlook via NPR, Huffington Post, and National Geographic, and their music has been heard on FX’s The Bridge and in a TV commercial for DirecTV. 

METALACHI has been named one of the 10 best Mexican Metal Bands worldwide by OC Weekly, was named #4 on a list of the top 20 tribute bands based in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, and was voted as one of the best live shows in Southern California by Examiner.com.

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Simple Creatures Release Sophmore EP, Everything Opposite, Today Via BMG

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Simple Creatures have released their much-anticipated sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, today via BMG, which is available to stream and download HERE. The band have also premiered the hilarious music video for “Thanks, I Hate It.” The new visual was directed by April Salud, and the Deepfake was done by The Fakening. Watch it HERE.

Earlier this week, “One Little Lie,” a standout track from the EP, was exclusively premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P. Carter. Listen HERE.

Additionally, Simple Creatures, have just announced that they’ll be playing two intimate shows in Southern California next month. Tickets go on sale at 10am PT on Friday, October 18 and can be purchased on the band’s website HERE.

Southern, CA Tour Dates Announced Today:

11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
11/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

The group will also be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.

Simple Creatures Everything Opposite

Everything Opposite Track Listing:

1. Special
2. One Little Lie
3. Need Me
4. The Wolf
5. NVM
6. Thanks, I Hate It

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