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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:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



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



BABYMETAL US Tour Will Wrap in Seattle, Following October 11 Album Release

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SEATTLE — Japanese metal band BABYMETAL , with special guests The Hu, will be wrapping up their 20-date US tour 2019 at The Paramount Theatre on October 16 (Doors at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm). Tickets may be purchased through the STG Presents website.

General Admission Flat Floor
| Reserved Seating in Balcony
All Ages / Bar with I.D.

$55.50 advance | $61.00 day of show
(not including fees)

BABYMETAL
| Photo Credit:
Amuse Inc.

New Album METAL GALAXY to Release Oct. 11

Their third album METAL GALAXY was announced in June this year, along with with a new track “PA PA YA!!” featuring Thai rapper F.HERO, and dropped a video for it on July 1 (watch the video below).

 BABYMETAL’s first release of the year was “Elevator Girl” via Cooking Vinyl. The single was the first piece of music since METAL RESISTANCE EPISODE VII,  the episode that sparked a new era of BABYMETAL where the FOX GOD sent the band on a darker path, which manifests in the darker tone of the new material as heard on “Elevator Girl.” 

METAL GALAXY is to be released October 11 via BABYMETAL RECORDS / Cooking Vinyl. The album, aptly titled after a fictional place within the BABYMETAL universe, is about an odyssey the band must take to the METAL GALAXY, a trajectory thrust upon them by the FOX GOD. Each song brings them closer to their desired destination starting with their previously released “Elevator Girl”, “Distortion” and “PA PA YA!!”

CD & Vinyl Pre-orders HERE

Recorded over the weekend at their Yokohama Arena in front of 17,000 people, the video for “PA PA YA!!” features the same incredible production set up the band brought to the US dates this summer.

Photo Credit: Amuse Inc.

In the 3 years since the release of their last album, 2016’s METAL RESISTANCE, the band has achieved an insurmountable amount of success around the world with hundreds of millions of audio streams, and almost a billion YouTube views. They played to 110,000 people over the course of two nights at the massive TOKYO DOME, supported Red Hot Chili Peppers on their UK/US arena tour along with additional support slots with Metallica in South Korean and Guns N’ Roses in Japan. They continued their success in the US as they embarked on a full national US headline tour that started September 4,  culminating in the band’s first headline arena show in North America at The Forum in Los Angeles on October 11. Tickets and VIP packages for remaining dates on-sale here.

BABYMETAL Tour Dates:

w/ support from Avatar

09/04/19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/06/19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/08/19 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/11/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/13/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/15/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/18/19 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
09/20/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/21/19 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
09/23/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/24/19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/27/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/28/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
09/30/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/01/19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/04/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum *
10/13/19 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock **
10/15/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ***
10/16/19 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre ***

*No Support
**Festival
***No Avatar, Support from The HU

BABYMETAL Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
YouTube | Spotify | iTunes

Featured photo (top) courtesy of BABYMETAL

Global Superstar and Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey Announces Special Limited Engagement Holiday Tour To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of Her Debut Christmas Album

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Today global singing and songwriting icon Mariah Carey has announced an exclusive limited engagement holiday run with her “All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour“, presented by Hallmark Channel. This tour marks a special milestone in the legacy of Carey’s beloved album, Merry Christmas, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this holiday season. Mariah will bring an extravagant, festive outing that only she can deliver to limited cities across the U.S. this winter. Her special run of can’t-miss shows will bring out the festive spirit in fans of all ages.

Presented by Hallmark Channel, Holiday Extravaganza Kicks Off November 22nd

Produced by Live Nation, the exclusive holiday run will kick off November 22nd in Las Vegas and travel the east coast starting December 7th in Atlantic City before making stops in Washington D.C., Uncasville, and Boston. The tour will wrap December 15th in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden – which is the first time Carey will perform her Christmas show at the venue.

The All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour will be filled with Carey’s most recognizable hits, as well as the internationally celebrated music from Carey’s Merry Christmas album, re-releasing on November 1st, in recognition of the 25th anniversary (to the day!) of the album’s original release date.

The new 2-CD deluxe edition of Merry Christmas includes the original album, plus a bonus disc featuring previously unreleased live tracks from Mariah’s 1994 St. John The Divine Benefit Concert, rare remixes, a brand-new, festive rendition of the “Sugar Plum Fairy” and additional seasonal tracks. Various configurations include D2C products, 7” and 12” vinyl, cassette singles, CD and digital configurations. The original album and the ubiquitous “All I Want For Christmas Is You” were both recently certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Pre-orders for the Deluxe Anniversary Edition are available HERE. Watch “All I Want For Christmas Is YouHERE.

Mariah Carey will offer her fan club members first access to tickets with a presale starting Tuesday, October 1st at 10am local time through Thursday, October 3rd at 10pm local time. Fans who pre-order the Deluxe Anniversary Edition of Merry Christmas will receive an exclusive pre-sale code valid from Tuesday, October 1st at 11am local time until Thursday, October 3rd at 10pm local time. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 2nd at 10am local time until Thursday, October 3 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details click HERE.

Tickets for the east coast dates go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 4th at 10am local time HERE.
Tickets for the Las Vegas dates are on sale now HERE.

Portion of Proceeds To Be Donated to Toys For Tots; Fans Encouraged to Bring Unwrapped Gifts to Donate At Each Stop

$1 from each ticket sold will benefit Toys for Tots, a 72-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which provides happiness and hope to less fortunate children during each Christmas holiday season. Unwrapped toys will also be collected at each event for donation to Toys for Tots.

Mariah’s continued record-breaking achievements, celebrations and surprises are expected to escalate for the 2019 Holiday Season.

Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You presented by Hallmark Channel Tour Dates – Tickets on sale Friday, October 4:

12-7-19  Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
12-9-19  Washington, DC The Theater MGM National Harbor
12-12-19  Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
12-13-19  Boston, MA Boch Center Wang Theatre
12-15-19  New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Mariah Carey 2019/2020 Las Vegas Dates– Tickets on sale now:

All I Want For Christmas Is You presented by Hallmark Channel

11-22-19  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11-23-19  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11-27-19  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11-29-19  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11-30-19  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

The Butterfly Returns

2-14-20  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
2-15-20  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
2-19-20  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
2-21-20  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
2-22-20  Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mariah Carey Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube



Billie Eilish Announces 2020 Arena “Where Do We Go?” World Tour

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Global, chart-topping Interscope/Darkroom Records artist Billie Eilish has announced her 2020 arena Where Do We Go? World Tour, produced by Live Nation. Starting on March 8 in Miami, FL, Where Do We Go? tour will take her live show to some of the world’s biggest arenas including New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 15. General on-sale starts Oct 4. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, see below, for more information go HERE.

Following the release of her official music video for ‘all the good girls go to hell’ – accompanied with the important call to action on climate change – Billie Eilish continues to set an example by partnering with non-profit organization REVERB for her upcoming tour. To help create and encourage an eco-conscious environment both backstage and for her fans, Billie Eilish will be allowing fans to bring their re-fillable water bottles to the shows, water-stations will be available at every venue for both attendees and crew backstage, plastic straws will not be permitted and a Billie Eilish Eco-Village will be stationed at every show, providing attendees information and resources on ways to help combat climate change and preserve the Earth. For more information, go HERE.

Tomorrow night, Billie Eilish will be joining host Woody Harrelson as the musical guest for the season opener of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Tonight, she will be the lead guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On Monday, she will be appearing on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius/XM.

Last month, Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘bad guy,’ taken from her multi-platinum global smash debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? [Darkroom/Interscope Records].

Billie Eilish is officially the first artist born this millennium to achieve both a No. 1 album and single, and is now the third female solo artist in the 31-year history with multiple songs topping the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart (alongside Alanis Morrissett and Sinead O’Connor). “bad guy” also hit #1 in the Pop Songs airplay chart after leading the Alternative Songs airplay. Her album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — released on March 29 [Darkroom/Interscope Records] — debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, has since returned to the top spot two additional times this year, and is currently 2019’s best-selling album in North America. Recently, Billie Eilish graced the cover of Rolling Stone, V and ELLE, and has amassed more that 17-billion combined global streams to date.

North American Tour Dates*

03/09 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
03/10 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
03/12 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
03/13 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
03/15 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
03/16 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
03/18 – Capital One Center – Washington, DC
03/19 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
03/20 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
03/23 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
03/24 – United Center – Chicago, IL
03/25 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
03/27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
03/28 – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO
03/29 – CHI Health Center Omaha – Omaha, NE
04/01 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
04/04 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/05 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
04/07 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
04/08 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
04/10 – Tacoma Dome – Seattle, WA
04/11 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC

*To ensure tickets get in to the hands of fans, the tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now through Monday, September 30 at 11:59pm ET HERE for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public on Thursday, October 3 at 10am local time through 10pm local time.

Latin American Tour Dates

05/25 – Arena VFG – Guadalajara, Mexico
05/27 – Palacio de los Deportes – Mexico City, Mexico
05/30 – Allianz Parque – Sao Paulo, Brazil
05/31 – Jeunesse Arena – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
06/2 – DirecTV Arena – Buenos Aires, Argentina
06/5 – Movistar Arena – Santiago, Chile
06/7 – Movistar Arena – Bogota, Colombia

European and United Kingdom Tour Dates

07/9 – TBA – TBA, Spain
07/10 – NOS Alive (festival) – Lisbon, Portugal
07/13 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
07/14 – Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, Germany
07/15 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
07/17 – MIND (Area Expo) (festival) – Milano, Italy
07/18 – Lollapalooza (festival) – Paris, France
07/19 – Werchter Boutique (festival) – Werchter, Belgium
07/21 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/22 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
07/24 – Arena Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
07/26 – O2 Arena – London, UK
07/27 – O2 Arena – London, UK

Download/Stream When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? :

Apple Music | iTunes | Spotify
Amazon | Google Play | Pandora | YouTube

Billie Eilish Online:

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud




Bent Knee Debut “Bone Rage” Video

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BostonBent Knee, the Boston-based band Consequence of Sound said are “truly the definition of experimentalism,” release the graphically-rich video for “Bone Rage”, from the band’s forthcoming album, You Know What They Mean (Oct. 11, InsideOutMusic). Watch “Bone RageHERE.

“’Bone Rage’ is a song that makes concert halls shake and expectations collapse,” explains guitar player Ben Levin, who also directed the video. “It seemed fitting to make its video full of destruction and solid objects taking on unanticipated forms. The visuals pull you through like you’re handcuffed to a firetruck, but I think you’ll be grateful for the workout when it’s over.”

Bent Knee previously released a video for “Hold Me In”, which Brooklyn Vegan said of: “Singer Courtney Swain is a true powerhouse —she can belt it like Whitney Houston while staying as eccentric as Kate Bush — and she and the rest of the band provide ‘Hold Me In’ with an atmospheric, constantly shapeshifting backdrop that could fit in nicely next to stuff like Radiohead or Porcupine Tree.” Watch “Hold Me In” HERE.

The “Bone Rage” video follows news that the band will be joining Thank you Scientist for a five-week North American tour this Fall (begins Nov. 7).

Bent Knee Tour Dates:

October 14 Allston, MA Great Scott (album release show)
November 7 Rochester, NY The Montage Music Hall
November 8 Akron, OH Musica
November 9 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
November 10 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 12 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
November 14 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
November 15 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
November 16 Denver, CO Globe Hall
November 17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
November 19 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
November 20 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
November 21 Portland, OR Dante’s
November 22 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
November 23 San Jose, CA The Ritz
November 24 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Theater
November 25 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
November 27 Scottsdale, AZ Constellation Room
November 29 Austin, TX Empire Control Room
November 30 Dallas, TX Three Links
December 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
December 3 Atlanta, GA Purgatory at The Masquerade
December 4 Tampa, FL Crowbar
December 6 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
December 7 Richmond, VA Canal Club
December 8 Washington, DC Union Stage
December 10 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Music Hall
December 11 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
December 12 Fairfield, CT StageOne
December 13 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
December 14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

You Know What They Mean pre-orders are available now HERE. The 13-track album is available physically as a limited-edition CD digipak, a gatefold LP as well as a standard CD. Digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Hold Me In,”, “Catch Light” and “Bone Rage.”

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a collaborative determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combining all their influences into a seamless, thrilling whole.

Bent Knee Is:

Ben Levin (guitar)
Chris Baum (violin)
Courtney Swain (vocals/keyboard)
Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth (drums)
Jessica Kion (bass)
Vince Welch (sound design)

Bent Knee Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter


Featured photo (top) by Rich Ferri



The Faim Release Long-Awaited Debut Album, State of Mind, Today Via BMG

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Los Angeles, CA — Emerging Aussie four-piece, The Faim, have released their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, today via BMG. The full-length effort is available to stream and download HERE.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

Created over the course of two years with numerous songwriters and producers, the record includes a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. Upbeat anthems like “Humans,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “Beautiful Drama,” reveal the group’s skill at crafting resonant pop-rock hits, while “Tongue Tied,” “Buying Time,” and “Amelie” are saturated with fiery rock riffs. Melodic closing tracks, “Where the River Runs” and “State of Mind,” also underscore the quartet’s knack for authentic and raw songwriting. Overall, the album shows a band on the ascent, and a group of musicians who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together to create a community.

“We can’t believe that our debut album, State of Mind, is finally out! This record has been a long time coming and highlights our development since the writing process began a few years ago,” says The Faim.State of Mind is a huge step for the sonic direction of our band, delving into territories that push the boundaries of what we’ve experimented with previously. We hope that people find something special and unique in these songs and enjoy them as much as we do!”

Currently on the cover of Rock Sound Magazine and fresh off of a successful headline run across the U.K. and Europe, The Faim will be heading back out on the road in celebration of State of Mind this fall. The outfit will first embark on a massive co-headline tour across the U.S. with fellow Aussie band, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise are confirmed to present the entire run of dates. The trek kicks off next week on Tuesday, September 17 in Houston TX and plays in 25 total cities nationwide, including major stops in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After a short break, the band is set to close out the year with another batch of headline dates overseas. A complete touring itinerary can be found below, and all tickets can be purchased on The Faim’s official website HERE.

Over the past year, The Faim has amassed a strong following around the world, to say the least. To date, the group has played 183 shows across 16 countries, in addition to performing at European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Download, and Slam Dunk. They’ve also sold out shows in London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, toured globally with PVRIS, Andy Black, and Sleeping With Sirens, and collaborated with the likes of John Feldmann, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Josh Dun, Ashton Irwin, and more. “Summer Is a Curse,” the title-track from their critically acclaimed debut EP (2018 via BMG), has become a bona fide hit in Germany, hitting #12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio that year. The earworm, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit #2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The Faim also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola‘s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Tour Dates:

United States


9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock *
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room *
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 *
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater *
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry *
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome *
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop *
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis *
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera *
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

Europe & The U.K.

11/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Kithai ^
11/23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Laut ^
11/24 – Toulouse, France @ Rex ^
11/25 – Paris, France @ Maroquinerie ^
11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^
11/28 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm ^
11/29 – Dresden, Germany @ Pushkin ^
12/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset ^
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
12/4 – Munich, Germany @ Technikum ^
12/5 – Cologne, Germany @ Die Kantine
12/7 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute ^
12/8 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 3 ^
12/9 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3 Warehouse ^
12/11 – Cardiff, U.K. @ The Globe ^
12/12 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms ^
12/13 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom ^

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Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard

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Rock Icons Green Day, Fall Out Boy, And Weezer Announce Global Stadium Hella Mega Tour

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Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading out on the road together for the first time ever on The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson. To celebrate the tour reveal, all three bands will perform a historic show tonight at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

The global tour kicks off June 13, 2020 in Paris and will visit cities across Europe and the UK throughout the month including Glasgow, London, and Dublin. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city North American outing will bring the bands to some of the most renowned stadiums including Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more. Beginning July 17 in Seattle, WA, the outing makes stops in Houston, Miami, Toronto, New York and more, before wrapping August 29 in Philadelphia, PA. More dates will be announced. The Interrupters will appear as special guest on the tour.

View Tour Dates Below

Harley-Davidson and rock & roll have been synonymous throughout history,” said Neil Grimmer, President of Brand for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “So it’s only natural for Harley to present the most epic, full throttle rock tour in history!”

Concert-goers will see and experience the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including the fully electric LiveWire and their new, exciting lineup of electric bicycles.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, September 16 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 20 at 10am local time through Ticketmaster. VIP packages will be available next week.

Tonight will mark the beginning of a three-day music takeover on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a first ever TV performance of the new music from Weezer followed by Fall Out Boy tomorrow night and Green Day on Thursday. All episodes begin at 11:35pm on ABC and can be found here. Additionally, each of the band’s new songs were serviced to all Rock and Alternative Radio stations today and will be featured once an hour on a three hour loop all day with Cumulus, Entercom, and iHeart radio chains.

In celebration of this announcement, all three artists are also thrilled to announce new singles which will be a first taste of their respective forthcoming albums. All three singles are available now and the respective albums are available for pre-order:


Green Day

Green Day
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Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise / Warner Records.

Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles.

Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”

In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.

In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim and now they’re taking the world stage once again with their new album and Hella Mega global stadium tour. Green Day will also be performing solo dates in 2020- click HERE for all dates.

Pre-order Father Of All… HERE | Listen to “Father Of All…HERE

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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy
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Brendan Walter

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy’s new single “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)ft. Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two, out November 15 via Island Records.

The song marks the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song Lake Effect Kid EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs “City in A Garden” and “Super Fade.” In January, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track “I’ve Been Waiting,” a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen.

Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a hometown show at Wrigley Field.

Pre-order Believers Never Die – Volume 2 HERE

Listen to “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)HERE

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Weezer

Weezer
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Sean Murphy

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning Weezer’s new single “The End of the Game,” produced by Suzy Shinn, will be included on their forthcoming 14th studio album, entitled Van Weezer, due out in May 2020. The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal!

What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit; Van Weezer is primed to take that album’s sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn.

The End of the Game” is Weezer’s first new song since this year’s release of Weezer (The Black Album), as well as their covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album), whose streaming numbers have surpassed 100 million. Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such mega-hits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.

Pre-order Van Weezer HERE | Listen to “The End of the GameHERE

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Tour Dates

The Hella Mega Tour Europe & UK Dates:

6/13/20 – PARIS, FRANCE La Defense Arena
6/14/20 – GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS Stadspark
6/17/20 – ANTWERP, BELGIUM Sportpaleis
6/21/20 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA Ernst Happel Stadium
6/24/20 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Bellahouston Park
6/26/20 – LONDON, ENGLAND London Stadium
6/27/20 – HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND The John Smith’s Stadium
6/29/20 – DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS Arena

The Hella Mega Tour North American Dates:

7/17/20 – SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park
7/21/20 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park
7/24/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park
7/25/20 – LOS ANGELES, CA Dodger Stadium
7/28/20 – COMMERCE CITY, CO DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
7/31/20 – ARLINGTON, TX GLOBE LIFE FIELD
8/1/20 – HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park
8/5/20 – MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium
8/6/20 – JACKSONVILLE, FL TIAA Bank Field
8/8/20 – ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park
8/11/20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Target Field
8/13/20 – CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
8/15/20 – PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park
8/16/20 – HERSHEY, PA Hersheypark Stadium
8/19/20 – DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
8/21/20 – WASHINGTON, DC Nationals Park
8/22/20 – NEW YORK, NY Citi Field
8/24/20 – TORONTO, ON Rogers Centre
8/27/20 – BOSTON, MA Fenway Park
8/29/20 – PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park

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Tool Claims #1 Spot on Billboard Top 200 as Fear Inoculum Reigns Over Worldwide Charts 

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Los Angeles – Tool celebrates their third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, with Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) reigning over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units.

The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamored to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD. The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.

The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release: “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the Tool release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”

The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.

Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR proclaimed Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” NME awarded the 10-track offering a perfect 5 star score, The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”

News of the Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut follows the announcement of Tool’s first North American tour in support of the album.

Tool North American Tour Dates:

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
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 Barclays 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 Capitol One Arena

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Tool | Photographer: Travis Shinn

Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

Tool Is:

Danny Carey (drums)
Justin Chancellor (bass)
Adam Jones (guitar)
Maynard James Keenan (vocals)

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Tool Releases First Album in 13 Years, Fear Inoculum; Announces North American Tour

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Los Angeles – Fear Inoculum, Tool’s fifth studio album, and 2019’s most anticipated release, is available now. Listen HERE.

Tool’s Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come.” – Revolver

The news arrives as the band announces a six-week North American tour, launching the trek on Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival. Tickets are on-sale Sept. 6 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of tickets will be available to Tool Army members on Sept. 4. Tool Army information, as well as VIP package details, can be found HERE.

Fear Inoculum is a beast of an album” – Consequence of Sound

Fear Inoculum’s release caps off over a decade of speculation and anticipation, with confirmation of the release arriving in May as the band flashed “August 30” from the stage as they performed two new songs: “Descending” and “Invincible.”

absolutely gobsmacking” – Kerrang!

As August arrived, Tool released their back catalog via digital service providers, seeing Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days rack up in excess of 20 million streams in the subsequent 48 hours and occupy the top five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Album Charts. 23 years after its initial release, Ænima re-entered Billboard’s Top 200, arriving at #10, with Lateralus (#16), 10,000 Days (#18) and Undertow (#19) landing in the Top 20. Tool’s debut release, 1992’s Opiate EP, made its Billboard chart premiere, arrived at #59. The band also broke records that week: taking four of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart (the first act to achieve that feat upon digital release) and claiming 15 (of 25) spots on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

A languid and blissful work.5 Stars NME

The title track arrived as details surrounding the collection surfaced, including a limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. A list of retailers who have remaining stock of the groundbreaking package can be found HERE. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

TOOL’s Fear Inoculum is a transcendent return” – SPIN

Tool Fear Inoculum Cover
Fear Inoculum Cover

Tool North American Tour Dates:

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
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 Capitol One Arena

Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

Tool Is:

Danny Carey (drums)
Justin Chancellor (bass)
Adam Jones (guitar)
Maynard James Keenan (vocals)

Tool Online:

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Featured photo (top) by Travis Shinn