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Next Round of ‘Live From the Drive-in’ Concert Series Announced, with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Blackberry Smoke, Indigo Girls, Yacht Rock Revue

Today, Live Nation announced the return of the Live From The Drive-in concert series, the fan favorite live music tailgating experience. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Blackberry Smoke, Indigo Girls, and Yacht Rock Revue will headline the shows live on stage each night across two weekends, October 16-17 & October 23-24, in Alpharetta, GA at Lot A at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, September 11th at 10am local time here. Tickets will be available to purchase as car passes. Fans will only need to purchase one ticket per car, with a maximum of four (4) people permitted in each car.

Live Nation is reimagining the live music experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts in a one-of-a-kind drive-in setting from their own private individual tailgating zones next to their cars. This exclusive outdoor concert series gives attendees the chance to enjoy live music performances from some of their favorite artists while partying in the lot, socially distanced. Guests are allowed to bring chairs, food and drinks to party in their zone and truly make the experience theirs and unique to them. More details including event guidelines can be found via Live Nation here.

Citi is the official presale credit card of Live From The Drive-In. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, September 8th at 12pm local time until Thursday, September 10th at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details go here.

“We are thrilled to have live music returning safely to the Atlanta area for a great weekend of Live From The Drive-In. We’ve seen such a great demand from fans to get back to concerts in a safe manner and from artists to get back on the stage to perform again,” said Peter Conlon, President of Live Nation Atlanta. “It’s also really great to be bringing live event jobs back to some local crew and workers who have been out of work since March. We can’t wait to see everyone come out!”

Each event will comply with all health and safety standards per local jurisdictions and state regulations in order to protect fans, artists, crews and staff. This includes thorough sanitation throughout the event and hand-sanitizing stations will be available, along with a number of other preventive measures.

For more information on the health and safety precautions we are taking, event guidelines and FAQs, visit here.

Live From The Drive-in Upcoming Dates:

Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

  • Friday, October 16 – Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
  • Saturday, October 17 – Blackberry Smoke
  • Friday, October 23 – Indigo Girls
  • Saturday, October 24 – Yacht Rock Revue

Worldwide Sensation SCANDAL (Osaka, Japan) Announces Postponement of “Kiss From The Darkness” North American World Tour Dates For Fall 2021

Osaka Japan rock band SCANDAL regretfully announces the postponement of its highly-anticipated 2020 “Kiss From The Darkness” North American WORLD TOUR, due to COVD-19.

The tour which was originally set to kick off on September 17 in Anaheim, CA has been rescheduled for FALL 2021. The updated 5-city run of dates includes a NEW show at Sony Hall in NYC on Saturday, November 13. See canceled and updated dates below.

While fans may have to wait a while longer to see the band, SCANDAL is excited to announce details for their FIRST-EVER WORLDWIDE LIVESTREAM CONCERT! The SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2020 “Kiss From The Darkness” WORLDWIDE Livestream will take place live from Japan on Friday, August 21, 2020 (the band’s 14th anniversary) at 7:00PM JST (3:00AM PDT/6AM EDT, 11 :00AM UK)Tickets are $30.

To purchase tickets for the Livestream event visit: livefrom.events/scandal

To watch the live stream on August 21:
Log on to livefrom.events/scandal

For fans outside of Japan who are unable to stream the show live,
the full set will be archived for 48 hours after.

In a statement to fans, the band says,

“We are very saddened by the fact that our World Tour that was supposed to take place this year has been postponed. However, we are very excited about our first worldwide livestream concert! Our tour was going to visit more than 30 cities in the world, so we are working very hard to put all of our energy and passion into this one night, so that we can bring you the very best of SCANDAL!! Even though the concept of a livestream concert is very new to us, seeing and hearing all of your positive comments, like “Everyone is in the first row!” or “Venue capacities are unlimited!” is so uplifting. We can’t wait to make some great memories with our fans from all over the world on August 21st!”

Canceled 2020 Tour Dates:

  • Sep. 17 Anaheim, CA- HOB
  • Sep. 19 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
  • Sep 21 Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
  • Sep. 23 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth

New 2021 Tour Dates

About SCANDAL

SCANDAL is an all-female Japanese rock band from Osaka, Japan. Formed in Summer 2006 by four high school friends, they played live street performances until they were noticed and signed to the indie label Kitty Records. Although all four members have provided lead vocals, their primary roles are Haruna on vocals and rhythm guitar, Mami on lead guitar, Tomomi on bass guitar, and Rina on drums. In 2008, they released three singles and a mini-album while simultaneously touring the United States, France, and Hong Kong. That October, Scandal released their major debut single, “Doll”, on Epic Records Japan.

With massive support radio and media support (Billboard, CNN, ABC, etc), and an energized international fanbase behind them, the band went on to perform the theme songs for several anime series, including “Shōjo S” and “Harukaze” for Bleach, “Shunkan Sentimental” for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, “Pride” for “Star Driver” and “A.M.D.K.J.” for “GeGeGe no Kitarō”.

In 2019, the band founded their own label named “her” and has continued to release a steady stream of chart-topping singles and albums, while bringing their music to venues all across the globe.
The band’s 9th studio album ‘Kiss From The Darkness’ was released in February 2020. The album peaked at number five on the Oricon weekly charts, extending Scandal’s streak of having all nine of their albums reach the top 5 of the charts upon release.

The band’s latest digital single “Spice” dropped earlier this month in collaboration with Xflag for their animated film “Xpice”, which was released on the official Xflag Anime YouTube channel the same day.

Stream the latest single “Spice” on Spotify

Stream SCANDAL’S Album, Kiss From The Darkness on Spotify

SCANDAL is:

  • HARUNA – Vocal & Guitar
  • TOMOMI – Bass & Vocal
  • MAMI – Guitar & Vocal
  • RINA – Drum & Vocal

SCANDAL Online

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TOOL Statement on Postponed Concerts

LOS ANGELES — TOOL has issued the following statement regarding their postponed concerts (original dates listed below):

“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters and venues can pull from in these unprecedented times.

When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this Fall. As we worked towards that goal we’ve come to realize that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this Fall or 2021. State and local ordinances vary widely and no one can predict when high capacity events will safely return.

At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain. We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action. In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair. With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years.

Please know, we want nothing more than to return to the road, to play these songs for you and to celebrate our shared recovery. When the time is right, we will do just that.

In the coming days you will receive an email from the ticketing service you purchased tickets through notifying you of the event cancellation and when to expect your refund.”

Impacted Dates:

  • March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
  • March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
  • March 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
  • April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
  • April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center
  • April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
  • April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
  • April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
  • April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
  • April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
  • April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
  • May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
  • May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre
  • May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
  • May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
  • May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
  • June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
  • June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
  • June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center
  • June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
  • June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
  • June 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
  • June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
  • June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
  • June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
  • June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

TOOL Online

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Faith No More Announce Rescheduled European Tour Dates

SAN FRANCISCOFaith No More have announced a number of rescheduled dates for the band’s European tour that was originally slated for this Summer:

Original DateNew DateVenue
June 09, 2020 June 7, 2021 Manchester, UK  O2 Apollo
June 10, 2020June 8, 2021 Manchester, UK  O2 Apollo
June 11, 2020June 9, 2021 Glasgow, UK  O2 Academy
June 15, 2020June 11, 2021 Birmingham, UK  O2 Academy
June 16, 2020June 12, 2021 London, UK  O2 Academy Brixton
June 17, 2020June 13, 2021 London, UK  O2 Academy Brixton
June 22, 2020June 21, 2021 Stuttgart, GER  Schleyerhalle
June 23, 2020June 23, 2021 Berlin, GER  Max Schmeling Halle
June 26, 2020June 25, 2021 Oslo, NOR  Tons of Rock
July 03, 2020July 4, 2021 Amsterdam, HOL  AFAS Live
July 07, 2020 July 7, 2021Zurich, SWI  Halle 622

All currently held tickets remain valid for the new date. Refunds are available upon request. Please direct inquiries to the original point of purchase.

News regarding the band’s North American Summer tour dates is forthcoming. On Friday, rescheduled dates for Faith No More’s performances with System of a Down were announced: originally slated for May 22 and 23 of this year, the shows will now take place on May 21 and 22 of 2021 at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium.

FNM Launch Fundraiser for Crew

Faith No More has also launched a fundraiser for their crew who were deeply impacted by the postponed tour plans, Bill Gould explains: “There’s been plenty of attention about the collapse of the concert industry, how it has been impacting musicians, artists, agents… but very little coverage has focused on the impact it’s made on a crucial element of live music and touring: the crew. Without a band’s crew, the show does not go on; yet, in light of the recent postponements, they have been left with few options to support themselves, or their families. And speaking of families, the band that you know as Faith No More is more than the five musicians you see on stage. It is a larger family, an ecosystem that includes backline, a production manager, lighting, sound and tour management. We had an entire summer of touring booked – and now, as a result of this pandemic, all of our crew have been put into a seriously vulnerable financial position. We have been working with these folks for years, and we feel very close to them. Since shows are not an option, we are trying to do what we can to offset this unfortunate turn of events with a special merch sale.”

The fundraiser includes an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt design, a Faith No More logo mask as well as several highly collectible autographed vinyl copies of the band’s most recent album Sol Invictus, as well as a variety of gig posters and show-used drumheads from Faith No More’s 2015 tour. The merch is available now via FNM.com/crew-relief/.

Faith No More by Jimmy Hubbard
Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

About Faith No More

Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015).

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Jimmy Eat World Announce Criminal Energy Tour with The Front Bottoms, Turnover and Joyce Manor

Jimmy Eat World announce their Criminal Energy Tour today. The 20 date summer run will start in Atlanta, GA on August 6th and culminate in a hometown gig in Phoenix, AZ, Labor Day Weekend, on September 5th.  New Jersey based The Front Bottoms will join the tour as direct support with Turnover and Joyce Manor splitting the duties of opening the festivities on select dates (noted below). Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public starting on Friday, March 13th at 10AM local time with various presales beginning as early as Tuesday, March 10th at 12pm local time. The tour is produced by Live Nation, For more information and tickets please visit www.JimmyEatWorld.com.  

Jimmy Eat World continue the 2020 roadshow in support of their “bold, brave and  ultimately defiant” (NME)10th studio album, Surviving (listen here). With 10 records to pull from, the sets will prove to satisfy all fans new and old… As the band proclaims:  

“Whether we’ve slept on your floor after the ‘97 basement show or you’ve just only recently heard about us, we will have something you’d be into catching live!” 

Not to be missed, The Front Bottoms recently returned with “Camouflage,” a standalone single teasing a larger body of work on the horizon in 2020.  The FADER declared the song, “…a celebration of sorts for a band perennially on the fringes of a major breakthrough.

Criminal Energy Tour Dates 2020

  • August 6th Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy*
  • August 7th Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^
  • August 8th Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre^
  • August 9th Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion^
  • August 11th New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 (co-headline The Front Bottoms)*
  • August 14th Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage (co-headline The Front Bottoms)*
  • August 15th Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia (co-headline The Front Bottoms)*
  • August 16th Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (co-headline The Front Bottoms)*
  • August 18th Toronto, ON – Rebel^
  • August 20th Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park^
  • August 21st Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit^
  • August 22nd Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion^
  • August 26th Minneapolis, MN – The Armory#
  • August 27th Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (non-Live Nation produced show)#
  • August 28th Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom#
  • August 29th Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland#
  • August 31st Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium#
  • September 1st Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex#
  • September 4th San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU#
  • September 5th Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre#

*with Turnover
^with The Front Bottoms & Turnover
#with The Front Bottoms & Joyce Manor

Jimmy Eat World Online

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Tool Announces Spring Tour Dates 

LOS ANGELES – Tool, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest,” has added an extensive Spring tour for North America.

The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as “an immersive art-rock experience that forced you to feel a little of everything. It was an intricate collage of light, sound and imagery.” The Fear Inoculum tour, which has seen 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 performances as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic describing the shows as “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”

Newly Announced Tour Dates

  • April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
  • April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center
  • April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
  • April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
  • April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
  • April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
  • April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
  • April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
  • May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
  • May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre
  • May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
  • May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
  • May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
  • June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
  • June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
  • June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center
  • June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
  • June 12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival
  • June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
  • June 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
  • June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
  • June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
  • June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
  • June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

Tickets for the above dates are on-sale this Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 am local time, with the exception of Sioux Falls and St. Louis which are on-sale at 12 noon local time. A limited number of VIP packages are available exclusively to Tool Army members here this Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 am local time. Blonde Redhead opens April 16 to May 5; The Acid Helps opens May 29 to June 23 (except Bonnaroo performance).

Fear Inoculum arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, shattering sales and radio records while also earning widespread critical praise. NPR said, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic declared the release “precise and devastating,” Revolver dubbed the 10-track album “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound said Fear Inoculum finds “Tool in peak performance.”

Full List of Tool Tour Dates

  • February 28 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
  • February 29 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena
  • March 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
  • March 11 Portland, OR Moda Center
  • March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center
  • March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena
  • March 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
  • April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
  • April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center
  • April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
  • April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
  • April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
  • April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
  • April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
  • April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
  • May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
  • May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre
  • May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
  • May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
  • May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
  • May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
  • June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
  • June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
  • June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center
  • June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
  • June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
  • June 16 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
  • June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
  • June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
  • June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
  • June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

Tool Online

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Teenage Beautycore Metal Trio GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh) Announces New Tour Dates

GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh), a trio of the three teenage sisters who balancing the melodicism of bands like Paramore with a Slipknot-like ferocity, has announced a new run of upcoming live dates, beginning March 15.

“We’re really excited to get back out on the road,” says bassist Maggie English. “We’re playing with new bands, and we’re finally reaching those cities that our fans have been begging us to come to. There’s going to be lots of energy with this one.”

GFM plans to release a new single in April, the following up to January’s “I Don’t Need Your Fantasy.” Produced by the acclaimed Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, The Devil Wears Prada, Attack Attack!, Asking Alexandria), “I Don’t Need Your Fantasy” is a song about breaking stereotypes – something GFM does brilliantly with a sound they have dubbed “beautycore.”

Listen to “I Don’t Need Your FantasyHere:

Clearly not your average teenage girl band, CJ English (guitar/vocals), Maggie English (bass, keyboards, vocals) and LuLu English (drums, vocals) are breaking boundaries in the music industry and bringing life back to rock and metal with GFM’s encouraging and positive message.

The sisters all began taking music lessons at just five years old, which sparked a love of music that would continue to grow. As they grew up, the girls collectively decided that they wanted to pursue this love for music professionally and began putting blood and sweat into creating GFM.

GFM’s first album, Identity Crisis, was released in 2016, followed by Oh, The Horror! in April 2019. After touring the US multiple times, the group headed overseas to Germany in 2018, where their energetic performances established GFM as a festival favorite. A new EP is scheduled for release this spring.

GFM by Brandon Perry @thebpphotography
Photography: Brandon Perry @thebpphotography

GFM (Gold Frankincense & Myrrh) Tour Dates:

  • 3/15 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tom Cats
  • 3/18 – Huntington, AR @ The Good Fight
  • 3/19 – Norman, OK @ KOUJ 107.1 FM/Calvary Chapel
  • 3/22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
  • 3/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Whiskey Junction
  • 3/25 – Des Moines, ID @ Lefty’s Live Music
  • 3/26 – Burlington, IA @ The Washington
  • 3/27 – Green Bay, WI @ Cup O Joy
  • 3/29 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
  • 3/31 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
  • 4/2 – Tonawanda, NY @ Stamps the Bar
  • 4/4 – Millersburg, PA @ Reigles Bible Fellowship

What others have been saying about GFM:

“CJ, Maggie and Lulu are a glowing ball of positive energy that radiates from the stage and into their fans’ lives. When you encounter GFM, be it through their music or in person, you are truly changed for the better. From their hard-driving shows to their lighthearted and sometimes deep social media events, everyone they touch is truly #TeamGFM once they leave. And it isn’t a one-time offer either; you are family from the start.”Rock 98.9 (Jacksonville, FL)

“Never in my 25 years of mixing have I seen such dedicated/focused music prodigies… I can truthfully say I’m honored to be able to be a small part of their sound.” – Producer Billy Decker

“Beautycore is real and it’s coming at ya full steam!!! You’ll rarely find a band as dedicated to their craft as GFM. Not just a bunch of pretty faces, this group consumes all things pop/punk/metal and have created their own ear-shattering style (in an excellent way). No two songs are ever the same and they’re always sprinkling in new flavors to keep things fresh. These ladies are busting through barriers while providing people of all ages and walks of life the ultimate life-changing message of love and hope. Get on the train now, because this group has a long, blazing future in front of them and you’ll regret missing a single note!!!”Jon Walden/Revocation Radio (Birmingham, AL)

“GFM is such a breath of fresh air. Heavy music mixed with a positive message in a voice that resonates with young people. The musical connection all three sisters share is unparalleled.” – Carmen Mark “Squiggy” DiGiacomo/Loudwire

“GFM is one of those groups that absolutely radiates talent and drive, and their passion for writing and performing is something that is truly inspiring. It’s really only a matter of time until these guys are ruling the rock charts and I feel extremely blessed to have played a small part in their journey.” – Producer Eric Varnell

GFM Is:

  • CJ Sanders English – Guitar, Vocals
  • Magdalene “Maggie” Rose English – Bass, Vocals
  • Evie “LuLu” Louise English – Drums, Background Vocals

GFM Online:

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Less Than Jake and Lagwagon Announce Co-Headline Tour

Ska-punk luminaries Less than Jake have teamed up with influential SoCal punk rock band Lagwagon to bring you quite possibly the best punk tour of the year. Special guests include pop-punk quartet Masked Intruder and punk rock duo Plasma Canvas.

Lagwagon
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Ilkay Karakurt

The tour will kick off at The Rave in Milwaukee, WI on May 8th then head north into Canada then half way down the East Coast then aims for Nashville then moves toward the Southeast to conclude in Fort Lauderdale on May 29th. Presale begins on Friday, February 21st at 10am EST. Also, Less Than Jake recently wrapped up recording their new album which you can expect this summer via Pure Noise Records.

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To some, the name may bring you back to a movie soundtrack or a video game; others are transported to a sweaty day on the Vans Warped Tour. One thing that can not be argued is that if you have experienced Less Than Jake live, it is something that you will never forget.

With ten full length releases, numerous EPs, 7-inch singles and compilations, the band has quietly sold millions of records worldwide, with little support from radio and television outlets. They have been self-managed for the last seven years and have shown no signs of slowing down their breakneck touring schedule.

To quote an industry insider, “while their contemporaries’ crowds have diminished, Less Than Jake’s draw has seemingly gotten larger.” If asked how this was accomplished, the band members shrug and respond, “we never stopped touring or trying to be an active band.”

Continuing to play over 150 dates a year while also writing and recording new material has kept the band fresh in a time when “ska” has become something of a four letter word. The list of acts they have supported is staggering (Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Snoop Dogg) while the list of bands that have supported them makes even the most hardened music industry veteran do a double take (Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Yellowcard). All the while the band has held firm to its punk rock roots and have managed to live through many musical trends simply by just being Less Than Jake.

With well over 300 releases on various labels under their belt, most would think their legacy is already intact, but the status quo has never interested Less Than Jake. They continue to write and perform new material and have no thoughts of letting up. With the energy and exuberance of a band half its age and the determination of savvy veterans, there is seemingly no end point to this enduring and entertaining band.

Less Than Jake Is:

  • Chris DeMakes (vocals, guitar)
  • Roger Lima (vocals, bass)
  • Buddy Shaub (trombone)
  • Peter “JR” Wasilewski (saxophone)
  • Matt Yonker (drums)

Less Than Jake Online:

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Hollywood Undead Release New Empire, Vol. 1, the Band’s Sixth Full Length Studio Album

Los Angeles, CA — California’s own Hollywood Undead have released their much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album, New Empire, Vol. 1, today via Dove & Grenade Media / BMG. In support of the New Empire, Vol. 1, the band will be touring the US and Europe — a full touring itinerary can be found below.

New Empire, Vol. 1 – Official Track Listing

  1. Time Bomb
  2. Heart of a Champion
  3. Already Dead
  4. Empire
  5. Killin It
  6. Enemy
  7. Upside Down
  8. Second Chances
  9. Nightmare

The record was produced by Matt Good (Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria) and features nine fiery, high-energy tracks that reveal the band growing up and embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort, not to mention sharpening their signature sound to knifepoint precision. Fans may also recognize guest vocals from Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens) on “Upside Down,” and Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden on “Second Chances.” The LP is available to stream and download on all digital service providers here.

“To be blunt, this album is our attempt at reimagining Hollywood Undead, not just a new sound for this release, but a new sound for the band altogether. Our goal from the outset was to make music that stands alone from our other albums, yet seamlessly fits with what we’ve made before. Building upon the old to create a new sound and a ‘New Empire’,” explains Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar).

Watch “Empire” from New Empire, Vol. 1 here:

“This was a fresh canvas, and we approached [the album] as if it was the first time we sat in a room to write music together. After 15 years, that’s difficult to do, but it was our goal, nonetheless. For reinvention, you have to be honest with yourself and honest with the listeners. New Empire, Vol. 1 was our opportunity to disregard expectations and say, ‘F*ck everything we’ve done. Let’s pretend we’ve never made a record before and do something different,’” he adds.

Watch the visualizer for “Heart Of A Champion” from New Empire, Vol.1 here:

U.S. Co-headliner with Bad Wolves Begins in May – Tickets on Sale Today

In support of New Empire, Vol. 1, Hollywood Undead will be teaming up with Bad Wolves for an extensive co-headline tour of the U.S. this spring. Bad Wolves will be touring in celebration of their sophomore LP, N.A.T.I.O.N, which produced the band’s current single, “Killing Me Slowly,” that recently hit the very top of the Active Rock radio charts, marking their fourth consecutive #1 song at the format. The slew of dates runs throughout May with stops in cities along the East Coast, Midwest, and Southern regions of the country. From Ashes To New and Fire From The Gods will provide direct support for select shows. The general public on-sale begins today, with tickets available for purchase on Hollywood Undead’s official website here. Hollywood Undead will also hit the festival circuit in the U.S. later this year, with performances confirmed at Epicenter (Charlotte, NC), Welcome To Rockville (Daytona, FL), Rocklahoma (Pryor, OK), Inkcarceration (Mansfield, OH), and Rock Fest (Cadott, WI).

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“We’re looking forward to this spring run with Bad Wolves. It’s been inspiring watching them evolve musically since the last tour, and we can’t wait to get back at it,” says Johnny 3 Tears.

European Tour Kicks off This Evening in London, Followed by 20+ Co-headline Shows with Papa Roach

Hollywood Undead will also embark on their massive European tour today, which includes 20+ co-headline dates with Papa Roach and a solo headline show in London, U.K. this evening.

Hollywood Undead 2020 Tour Dates

  • 2/14 – London, U.K. @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
  • 2/16 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz *
  • 2/17 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Riviera *
  • 2/20 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz *
  • 2/21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Halle 622 *
  • 2/22 – Offenbach, Germany @ Shadhalle *
  • 2/24 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
  • 2/25 – Wien, Austria @ Gasometer *
  • 2/28 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theatre *
  • 2/29 – Athens, Greece @ Piraeus Academy 117 *
  • 3/2 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada Hall *
  • 3/3 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane *
  • 3/4 – Budapest, Hungary @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena *
  • 3/6 – Bratislava III, Slovakia @ Eurovia Arena *
  • 3/7 – Poznan, Poland @ MTP2 *
  • 3/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Verti Music Hall *
  • 3/10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensse *
  • 3/11 – Hannover, Germany @ Swiss Life Hall *
  • 3/13 – Paris, France @ Zenith Paris – La Villette *
  • 3/14 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 Poppodium *
  • 3/16 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle *
  • 3/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena *
  • 3/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ VEGA *
  • 5/3 – Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter Festival ^^
  • 5/5 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre ^
  • 5/7 – Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal ^
  • 5/8 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall ^
  • 5/9 – Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville ^^
  • 5/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave ^
  • 5/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Monroe Live ^
  • 5/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Grinders at Crossroads (KQRC Show) ^
  • 5/17 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (KBPI’s Birthday Bash) # ^^
  • 5/19 – Sioux Falls, ID @ The District ^
  • 5/20 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center ^
  • 5/22 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma ^^
  • 5/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
  • 5/24 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion ^
  • 7/19 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival
  • 7/16 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest

* w/ Papa Roach
^ w/ Bad Wolves
^^ w/o From Ashes To New and Fire From The Gods
# w/ In This Moment and Black Veil Brides

Hollywood Undead is on the ascent in 2020, with more music to be released later this year and even more surprises for their fans in-store. Keep up with the band on their social platforms, and stay tuned for additional announcements to come.

Hollywood Undead Music Videos

California Dreaming | Whatever It Takes | Renegade
We Own The Night | Black Cadillac (feat. B-Real) | Your Life
Gotta Let Go | Already Dead | Empire

Hollywood Undead Online

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Featured photo (top) by Darren Craig

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Megadeth and Lamb Of God Announce Massive 2020 Co-Headline Tour Across North America

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and Lamb of God – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this the must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14 on LiveNation.com. (Tour dates below)

Megadeth
Megadeth

Megadeth, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017.

Speaking on the epic announcement, Megadeth’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says, “Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you.”

Lamb of God

Lamb of God released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate.” The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of Lamb of God, adds, “The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! Lamb of God has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is the metal tour of the year.”

Trivium’s Matt Heafy adds, “We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“

With In Flames singer, Anders Fridén stating, “We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”

Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12 in Bristow, VA, and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13 in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well. See full itinerary below.

Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. local time here. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 13 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit their website.

Megadeth and Lamb of God North American Tour Dates

Summer 2020

  • 6/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
  • 6/13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
  • 6/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
  • 6/16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • 6/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • 6/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
  • 6/20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 6/21 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
  • 6/23 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Heath Amphitheater at Lakeview
  • 6/24 – Providence, RI @ Bold Point Lake Amphitheater
  • 6/28 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park*
  • 6/29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
  • 7/1 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
  • 7/2 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
  • 7/3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
  • 7/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Music Center
  • 7/7 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
  • 7/8 – Cleveland, OH @Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 7/10 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
  • 7/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO*
  • 7/12 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • 7/14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP*
  • 7/16 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
  • 7/17 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 7/18 – Irving, TX @The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+
  • 7/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
  • 7/21- Phoenix, AZ @ Isleta Amphitheater
  • 7/23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
  • 7/25 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
  • 7/26 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
  • 7/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
  • 7/30 – Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
  • 8/1 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

Fall 2020

  • 10/2 – West Palm Beach, CA @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • 10/6 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • 10/7 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
  • 10/9 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Arena
  • 10/11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
  • 10/14 – Springfield, MO @ JOH Arena
  • 10/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
  • 10/21 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
  • 10/23 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Heath Arena
  • 10/24 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center
  • 10/27 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron
  • 10/28 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell
  • 10/30 – St, Paul, MN @ Armory
  • 10/3 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center*
  • 11/2 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
  • 11/3 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • 11/5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 11/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • 11/10 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
  • 11/11 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
  • 11/13 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center

*on sale starts 11 a.m. local time
+on sale starts 12 noon local time

Tickets for this gargantuan tour package are bound to fly out when they go on sale on Friday, February 14. Grab yours before they’re all gone!

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