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TOOL wins GRAMMY Award®: Best Metal Performance (“7empest”)

LOS ANGELES – TOOL has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”). Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.

“7empest” is from the band’s fifth studio album: Fear Inocolum (RCA Records). The 10-song collection arrived in late August, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200.

Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR said “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” 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.”

The Los Angeles-based band has previously won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

TOOL Tour Dates:

  • 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
  • February 14 Perth, Australia RAC Arena
  • February 17 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
  • February 18 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
  • February 20 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • February 22 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
  • February 23 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
  • 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

TOOL Is:

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Featured photo (top) by Travis Shinn

Alicia Keys Announces Long-Awaited Return to Touring with Alicia – The World Tour

Today global music icon and 15-time GRAMMY Award winner Alicia Keys announced ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR, her highly anticipated return to the stage. Keys will bring her repertoire of worldwide hits to iconic venues across North America and Europe, including a stop at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in Key’s hometown of New York City. The celebrated singer/songwriter/producer will visit major cities on both continents including London, Paris, Berlin, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more on the tour produced by Live Nation.

ALICIA Album Artwork

The tour announcement comes fresh off Keys’ exciting news to fans last night that her forthcoming seventh studio album ALICIA is set to be released worldwide on March 20, via RCA Records. Keys also gave fans a first-look at the album’s stunning artwork. Pre-sale for the album is set for Friday, January 24, in celebration of Alicia’s birthday on January 25.

Keys released the anthemic “Underdog,” the album’s new single, earlier this month to critical acclaim (“A be-jewelled slice of pop-soul with a gently euphoric feel” – Clash).  The track became the most added song at US top 40 radio upon its release. Previously released singles include “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love,” which earned Keys a record-extending 11th number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart.

In addition to new music, Keys will be bringing her classics – from “No One” to “If I Ain’t Got You” to “Girl on Fire” – to life in a special multi-media, artistic experience on the ALICIA – THE WORLD TOUR stage each night. A meditation on love and life, the show will be a true celebration, filled with the magnetic energy that only live music can create.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets to the tour before the general public, beginning Wednesday, January 22nd at 10am local time until Sunday, January 26th at 10pm local time across Europe and the US (timings may vary in Europe). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 27th from 9am local time.

Keys will be returning to host the Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26th, airing on CBS.  She will release her book More Myself on March 31, via Flatiron Publishing.

European & North American Tour Dates — CLICK TO ENLARGE

North American Tour Dates:

Date City Venue
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Sunday, August 2, 2020 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion
Friday, August 7, 2020 Washington, DC The Theater at MGM National Harbor
Sunday, August 9, 2020 Philadelphia, PA The Met
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Thursday, August 14, 2020 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
Sunday, August 16, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Detroit, MI   Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Friday, August 21, 2020 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Thursday, August 27, 2020 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
Sunday, August 30, 2020 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
Monday, August 31, 2020 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Portland, OR Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center
Friday, September 4, 2020 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Friday, September 11, 2020 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre (Comerica Theater)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Houston, TX Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Saturday, September 19, 2020 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Tampa, FL Hard Rock Event Center
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Miami, FL Hard Rock Live Arena



Industrial Pop Trio Aesthetic Perfection to Join Lords of Acid on Make Acid Great Again Tour

On the heels of a direct support slot through Europe with the infamous Lindemann, the solo project of Rammstein’s Till Lindemann, industrial pop trio Aesthetic Perfection will set out across the US with the legendary Lords of Acid on the Make Acid Great Again Tour.

Make Acid Great Again Tour Begins Friday, March 13 in Los Angeles

With a newly revamped live show, audiences can expect a spectacle like never before.

“In the 20 years I’ve been a part of this project, I’ve never felt that all the pieces fit just as perfectly as I do now,” says Aesthetic Perfection founder and frontman Daniel Graves. “Each one of us is committed to taking this project to the next level and evolving every aspect. We want this to be an audiovisual experience, created within a community where everyone feels accepted for who they are.”

Since forming Aesthetic Perfection nearly two decades ago, producer Daniel Graves has released five full-length albums, numerous singles and music videos, all the while reinventing what it means to be a dark electro artist. Blending industrial, pop, goth, and everything in between, Aesthetic Perfection defies definitions in a world that demands them.

For a sampling of Aesthetic Perfection,
check out the video for “Gods & Gold” here:

Aesthetic Perfection’s latest studio album, Into the Black, hit stores last year via Close to Human Music. The album features acclaimed drummer Joe Letz, recognized for his work with artists such as Emigrate (also featuring Richard Z. Kruspe), CombichristWednesday 13Genitorturers and several other top heavy-music artists. An all-star cast of collaborators such as Richard Z. Kruspe, Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand also contributed to the album.

Into the Black is the most mature Aesthetic Perfection album to date. Dark and gritty, yet undeniably catchy and melodic, Into the Black builds upon the band’s past while solidly keeping its eyes focused on the future. From the haunting electronic melodies of “Supernatural” to the twangy guitars of “Echoes”, from the punch-to-the-gut beat of “No Boys Allowed” to the soaring highs of “Mourning Doves,” Graves takes the transgressive art form known as industrial pop to the next level.

Into The Black is available via Apple MusicAmazon and Bandcamp. Physical editions and merch are available here, and the album can be streamed via Spotify.

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Make Acid Great Again Tour Dates

  • Mar 13 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar 14 – Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
  • Mar 15 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
  • Mar 17 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
  • Mar 18 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
  • Mar 19 – Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
  • Mar 20 – Trees – Dallas, TX
  • Mar 21 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
  • Mar 22 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
  • Mar 23 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
  • Mar 25 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Mar 26 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
  • Mar 27 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
  • Mar 28 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
  • Mar 29 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
  • Mar 31 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr 01 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
  • Apr 02 – The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
  • Apr 03 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • Apr 04 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
  • Apr 05 – Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Apr 06 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • Apr 07 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
  • Apr 08 – The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
  • Apr 09 – Vertigo @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Apr 10 – The Bluebird – Reno, NV
  • Apr 11 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
  • Apr 13 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
  • Apr 15 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Aesthetic Perfection Is:

  • Daniel GravesVocals
  • Elliott BerlinKeys & Guitars
  • Joe LetzDrums

Aesthetic Perfection Online:

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Pearl Jam’s NEW Album Gigaton Available 3/11/20, North American Spring Tour Dates

SEATTLE — Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.

Gigaton is available for pre-order now at HERE. The first single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”, will be released in the coming weeks.

“Making this record was a long journey,” explains Mike McCready. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”

Gigaton’s cover features Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.” Taken in Svalbard, Norway, this image features the Nordaustlandet ice cap gushing high volumes of meltwater.

In support of Gigaton, Pearl Jam will embark on their first leg of North American tour dates in March and April. The 16-date tour kicks-off on March 18 in Toronto and wraps with a two-date stint in Oakland April 18-19. Full tour dates follow.

Pearl Jam’s North American tour is in addition to the band’s previously announced European summer tour. Full details HERE.  Watch the announcement HERE.            

Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates

Ticket Information

Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American concerts will be made available through a Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration and ticket presale, a Ten Club presale for eligible members and a general public ticket sale. More details on all of those points of sale follow. To give fans the best chance to buy tickets at face value for this tour, Pearl Jam has decided that tickets will be mobile only and strictly non-transferable, except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law.

For fans who are unable to use their tickets, Pearl Jam and Ticketmaster will offer North America’s first Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange, which will allow fans to resell their tickets for the price they paid (including all fees). The Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange will launch on February 18, 2020. There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.

1. Ticketmaster Verified Fan® Registration and Ticket Sale                       

General public tickets will be sold first through a presale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Pearl Jam has partnered with Ticketmaster to create a safe, reliable, ticket-buying experience and ensure tickets get directly to fans for all of these concert dates.

A simple registration is required and only fans that have been verified and invited to the presale will receive an access code that will allow them to shop for tickets.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins today and closes on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:59pm PT. To register, please visit: HERE.

The Verified Fan presale then begins on Thursday, January 23 at 10am venue local time.

2. Ten Club Ticket Presale                                                           

A special ticket presale for members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club (current as of January 12, 2020) is being supported on the Ticketmaster Request platform. Full details at HERE.

3. Public Ticket Sale                                                                      

A remaining, limited number of tickets for each venue will be released through a traditional general sale on January 24, 2020 at 10am local time on Ticketmaster.

NOTE: $5 of each ticket is a charitable contribution to the Vitalogy Foundation, a United States-based public charity under I.R.C. section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).

SafeTix Ticket Transferability Information

SafeTix mobile tickets will be issued for all tickets for all shows. These tickets will be non-transferable, (except in NY and CO where transferability is required by state law), which means that ticket purchasers will be required to enter the venue with their guests. SafeTix tickets use a unique barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds so they cannot be counterfeited. SafeTix tickets require a smartphone to display. No other tickets will be accepted for entry.                    

Fan-to-Fan Ticket Exchange

Ticketmaster Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange is an artist-driven resale marketplace built just for fans. It keeps tickets in the hands of fans at prices set by the artist. Whether you buy a primary ticket or a fan-to-fan ticket, if you can’t attend the show, you can simply list your ticket for sale on the Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange for another fan to purchase. Fan-to-Fan sales will also be fulfilled as SafeTix non-transferable tickets.  There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange.

About Pearl Jam

2020 officially marks 30 years of Pearl Jam performing live. Eleven studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful — with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and a 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

About Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen lives a life of art, purpose and adventure, combining a career as an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and founder of his own conservation society, SeaLegacy. In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul is an acclaimed polar specialist, speaker, author, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine with 20 completed stories to date.

Pearl Jam Online:

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Foreigner, Kansas, and Europe Set To Launch Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour

I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” “Dust In The Wind,” “Carry on Wayward Son,” “Point of Know Return,” “The Final Countdown,”  “Carrie”…

…These are some of the iconic songs of summer by rock’s ultimate “Juke Box Heroes”. Legendary band Foreigner, with special guest Kansas and featuring Europe, will bring these hits to your city this summer with the Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour.

Set to launch in Albuquerque, NM on July 9th, and presented by Live Nation, these acclaimed artists will join for unforgettable nights of night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets go on sale January 17, 2020 at 10am local time at HERE. Full tour dates can be found below.

Foreigner

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including: “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Foreigner’s November 2019 release of Double Vision, Then & Now is a DVD/CD (or Blu-ray/CD) package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Foreigner’s iconic album.  It features a stunning reunion concert that brings together the current and original band members playing all the hits at the top of their game.

2020 will kick off with a three-day run at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in mid January.  Another highlight forthcoming is a residency at The Venetian, Las Vegas which kicks off on January 24, 2020.

“We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends Kansas and Europe and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,” says Foreigner founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones. “We always have such a good time together, and combined we share some of the greatest songs in rock and roll. We are so excited to see our fans from coast to coast, and plan to make this summer our most epic tour yet!” 

Kansas

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of Kansas), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.”

Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and “Dust In the Wind” has been played on the radio more than three million times. Last month “Carry On Wayward Son” was certified as a 4x Platinum-selling single, and “Dust In the Wind” was certified as a 3x Platinum-selling single by RIAA. Continuing to write their legacy, Kansas will be releasing their 16th studio album in the summer of 2020.

Says Kansas, “We look forward to touring with Foreigner. It has been nearly ten years since both bands have done a full tour together. That run was a blast, and we are excited to get started this summer. The bands and the crews get along great, and we’ll all be working tougher to perform an exceptional show for the fans.”

Europe

With over three decades and dozens of millions albums sold, including a number one hit in 25 countries, Europe’s Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums) are as hardworking as ever, annually performing concerts worldwide and producing new albums that are critically acclaimed by fans and the music industry alike.

Their eleventh studio album, Walk The Earth, was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Album.

“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA… the birthplace of rock and roll,” says Europe’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four long years and we are honored to be on the road with Foreigner and Kansas for this extensive tour across North America. Strap yourself in! Europe in America once again!”

Tour Dates

Check out the tour at any of the following stops.
Fans can visit Live Nation for updates on tour dates and news. 

DATE CITY VENUE
Thurs July 9, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Fri, July 10, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat, July 11, 2020 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
*Mon, July 13, 2020 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Tues, July 14, 2020 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed, July 15, 2020 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
*Fri, July 17, 2020 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat, July 18, 2020 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Tues, July 21, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed, July 22, 2020 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Fri, July 24, 2020 Kansas City, MO Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat, July 25, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sun, July 26, 2020 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tues, July 28, 2020 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed, July 29, 2020 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri, July 31, 2020 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat, August 1, 2020 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sun, August 2, 2020 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Tues, August 4, 2020 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Wed, August 5, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Fri, August 7, 2020 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sat, August 8, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sun, August 9, 2020 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri, August 21, 2020 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sat, August 22, 2020 Holmdel, NY PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun, August 23, 2020 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Tues, August 25, 2020 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed, August 26, 2020 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Fri, August 28, 2020 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sat, August 29, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sun, August 30, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 1, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
*Fri, Sep 4, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Sat, Sep 5, 2020 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sun, Sep 6, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Tues, Sep 8, 2020 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Fri, Sep 11, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Sat, Sep 12, 2020 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun, Sep 13, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater

*Kansas Not Performing

K-Pop Sensation MONSTA X Announces Summer Tour Across North America

Today K-pop sensation MONSTA X announced their upcoming North American summer tour. Over the past four years MONSTA X has attracted a massive international fan base with their array of hit singles and tours, including a sold out U.S. arena outing in 2019.

The highly anticipated tour kicks off June 2nd in Minneapolis and will visit arenas and theaters across the U.S. and Canada including Boston, Toronto, Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale and more before culminating with a colossal show at The Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17th at 3pm local time at LiveNation.com.

MONSTA X Tour Dates:

Tue Jun 02 Minneapolis, MNThe Armory
Fri Jun 05 Detroit, MIFox Theatre
Sun Jun 07 Washington, DCEagleBank Arena
Wed Jun 10 Newark, NJPrudential Center
Fri Jun 12 Boston, MAAgganis Arena
Sun Jun 14 Toronto, ONScotiaBank Arena
Tue Jun 16 Chicago, ILUnited Center
Fri Jun 19 Atlantic City, NJBorgata Event Center
Mon Jun 22 Atlanta, GAInfinite Energy Arena
Wed Jun 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FLBB&T Center
Sat Jun 27 Ft. Worth, TXDickies Arena
Mon Jun 29 Denver, COPepsi Center
Wed Jul 01 Seattle, WAaccesso ShoWare Center
Fri Jul 03 Vancouver, BCDoug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Mon Jul 06 San Jose, CASAP Center at San Jose
Wed Jul 08 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Jul 11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

About MONSTA X:

MONSTA X has taken the U.S. by storm with a list of hits permeating the air waves including the fifth single, “Middle of the Night,” from their upcoming album All About Luv which isset for a Valentine’s Day release. All About Luv will be the first all English-language album released by a K-pop group. 

Additionally, “WHO DO U LOVE?” positioned them as “only the second K-Pop group ever to enter the Top 40 Airplay Chart.” With a historic performance at Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, they emerged as “the first male K-Pop group to perform at a major music festival in the United States, and stood out as the first K-pop group in history to hit the stage at iHeartRadio Music Festival the same day.  

They made their United States television debut on Good Morning America, followed by electric performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show and became the “first K-pop group to perform on the Teen Choice Awards.”  MONSTA X also charted on the Billboard Social 50 for over a year, remaining one of the biggest social media bands in the world. 

MONSTA X Online:

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Matchbox Twenty Announces 2020 Summer Tour with Special Guest The Wallflowers

Matchbox Twenty, the multi-platinum, hit-making pop rock band, announced today a 50+ date summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, “Matchbox Twenty 2020” will get underway on July 17 at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, PA and will wrap-up with an epic night under the stars at L.A.’s iconic Hollywood Bowl on September 28 (see dates below). All dates will also feature special guest The Wallflowers.

Rob Thomas said, “I’m proud to be a part of the greatest pop rock band in the world and I can’t wait to play with them again. Stepping on stage with Matchbox and sharing those songs with the fans feels as natural as breathing to me at this point.”

“Matchbox Twenty 2020” is the band’s first tour since 2017, when they reunited for the “A Brief History of Everything” tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Diamond-certified debut album Yourself or Someone Like You.

Tickets On Sale To The General Public Beginning January 17

Matchbox Twenty fanclub members can purchase tickets beginning Tues., Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Fri., Jan. 17 starting at 12 p.m. ET at LiveNation.com. For additional ticketing information, visit www.MatchboxTwenty.com.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wed., Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. local time until Thurs., Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.

Matchbox Twenty Tour Dates feat. The Wallflowers:

Fri., Jul. 17 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center
Sat., Jul. 18 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sun., Jul. 19 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Tue., Jul. 21 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Wed., Jul. 22 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri., Jul. 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sat., Jul. 25 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Sun., Jul. 26 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue., Jul. 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Wed., Jul. 29 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Fri., Jul. 31 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat., Aug. 01 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sun., Aug. 02 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Tue., Aug. 04 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Wed., Aug. 05 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri., Aug. 07 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Sat., Aug. 08 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
Sun., Aug. 09 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
Tue., Aug. 11 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 13 Memphis, TN TBA
Fri., Aug. 14 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sat., Aug. 15 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
Mon., Aug. 17 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheater
Tue., Aug. 18 Rogers, AR Walmart Amp
Wed., Aug. 19 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Fri., Aug. 21 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
Sat., Aug. 22 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center
Sun., Aug. 23 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Tue., Aug. 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Wed., Aug. 26 Burgettstown, PA S&T Bank Music Park
Thu., Aug. 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat., Aug. 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
Sun., Aug. 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Tue., Sep. 01 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed., Sep. 02 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Fri., Sep. 04 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Sat., Sep. 05 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sun., Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Tue., Sep. 08 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center Omaha
Thu., Sep. 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Sat., Sep. 12 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sun., Sep. 13 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Tue., Sep. 15 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Wed., Sep. 16 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Thu., Sep. 17 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sat., Sep. 19 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun., Sep. 20 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Tue., Sep. 22 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wed., Sep. 23 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Thu., Sep. 24 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sat., Sep. 26 Las Vegas, NV Palms Casino Resort
Sun., Sep. 27 Bakersfield, CA Mechanics Bank Arena
Mon., Sep. 28 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

Matchbox Twenty is working with VNUE’s DiscLive to offer fans limited-edition “instant” collectible CD sets and digital downloads from each show of the tour. Fans may pre-order the CD sets via Ticketmaster for a $5 discount when they purchase their tickets. VIP ticket buyers will receive a download card free with their purchase of every VIP package. Fans may also pre-order via DiscLive’s website and can have CDs shipped, or can pick them up at the show(s) they attend.

Halsey Announces North American Leg Of Manic World Tour

GRAMMY® award-nominated, multi-platinum artist Halsey will launch the North American leg of her world tour on June 2 at White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, WA. Produced by Live Nation, the headline run will include shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (June 10), Forest Hills Stadium in New York (July 15), Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena (July 24) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (July 27). See below for itinerary. The supporting acts will be CHVRCHES and Omar Apollo (June 2 – July 5) and blackbear and PVRIS (July 12 – August 1).

Fans will have access to a chance at advance tickets during the artist presale, which begins tomorrow, January 9. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 17, at 10:00 AM local time. Visit Manic World Tour HERE for more information. All tickets for the North American headline dates will include a CD copy of Halsey’s third studio album, Manic, set for January 17 release on Capitol Records.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the North American tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, January 13, at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, January 16, at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit HERE.

Halsey Manic World Tour – North American Leg

  • 6/2 | Seattle, WA | White River Amphitheatre
  • 6/4 | Portland, OR | Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • 6/6 | Mountain View, CA | Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 6/7 | Sacramento, CA | Golden 1 Center
  • 6/10 | Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood Bowl
  • 6/13 | Phoenix, AZ | Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • 6/15 | Dallas, TX | Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 6/16 | Houston, TX | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 6/18 | Charlotte, NC | PNC Music Pavilion
  • 6/21 | Cleveland, OH | Blossom Music Center
  • 6/24 | Atlanta, GA | Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • 6/26 | Detroit, MI | DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 6/27 | Chicago, IL | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 6/30 | St. Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
  • 7/1 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
  • 7/3 | Milwaukee, WI | Milwaukee Summerfest
  • 7/5 | Boston, MA | Xfinity Center
  • 7/12 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage
  • 7/15 | Forest Hills, NY | Forest Hills Stadium
  • 7/18 | Holmdel, NJ | PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 7/19 | Columbia, MD | Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 7/22 | Tampa, FL | MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 7/24 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
  • 7/25 | St. Louis, MO | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 7/27 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • 7/30 | Salt Lake City, UT | USANA Amphitheatre
  • 8/1 | Irvine, CA | FivePoint Amphitheatre

Since 2015, Halsey has amassed over 25 billion streams worldwide and sold more than 11 million adjusted albums globally. She has played sold out dates on five continents (including New York City’s Madison Square Garden), been nominated for a GRAMMY® and appeared on a wide variety of magazine covers, including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, Forbes, Playboy and Billboard. Her 2015 debut album, BADLANDS, was certified Platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release. Halsey claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 2017’s Platinum-certified hopeless fountain kingdom, which contained such hits as the 2x PlatinumNow or Never” and the 4x PlatinumBad at Love.” Watch “Bad At LoveHERE.

The success of the 6x PlatinumWithout Me” has made Halsey the first and only female artist to have at least three songs chart on the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 weeks each. Rounding out the trio of songs are the 4x PlatinumEastside,” her collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid, and The Chainsmokers11x PlatinumCloser,” which she featured on. “Without Me,” which took Favorite Song, Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in early 2019, marking her first solo single to reach the top spot. It now ranks as the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by a female artist of this century. She is the first artist to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously on Billboard’s Hot 100 Pop Songs radio airplay chart. In March 2019, Halsey became the first artist in history to replace herself at No. 1 twice on the U.S. Pop Songs Airplay chart when “Without Me” returned to No. 1, bumping “Eastside” from the top spot. “Without Me” was the most-played song of 2019 at U.S. radio. She featured on BTS’ Platinum hit, “Boy With Luv,” and, more recently, alongside Future on “Die for Me,” a track from Post Malone’s new album.

Halsey continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. After making her film debut in the animated 2018 summer movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman, she was seen in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community. GLAAD honored her in 2018 as “Outstanding Music Artist.” In 2019, she has won an AMA, the Hal David Starlight Award, presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a VMA and two Teen Choice Awards.

Halsey Online:

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Lady Antebellum Sets Sail For ‘Ocean 2020 Tour’ Launching This May

Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum announced details today for the ‘Ocean 2020 Tour‘ launching May 21st in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. Named after their critically acclaimed No. One selling album Ocean (BMLG Records), Lady A has tapped very special guest Jake Owen as direct support along with openers Maddie & Tae as they take the tour nationwide this summer.

Citi is the official presale credit card for the Ocean 2020 Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit Citi Entertainment. Additionally, Live Nation is the official tour promoter and fans can first purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket HERE.

“After our Vegas residency and working on this record for the past year we are itching to get back out on the road and see how the fans gravitate to some of the deeper cuts off of Ocean,” Charles Kelley said. “We’ve missed those huge crowd sing-alongs and we are looking forward to having Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae light up the stage every night. May can’t come fast enough.”

Throughout the Ocean 2020 Tour Lady A will showcase why they are “one of Country’s top groups for over a decade” (Billboard) with a hit-filled set including their Top 3 and climbing single “What If I Never Get Over You.Lady A will let loose, too, with many swaying live-and-let-live moments mixed with fan-favorites while they make notable stops such as Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl before concluding the headlining run at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

In preparation for the Ocean 2020 Tour, Lady A brought Jake Owen as well as Maddie & Tae to Nashville’s Santa’s Pub to road-test nostalgic cover songs which turned into a competition. Watch the video to see how the karaoke battle panned out HERE.

Ocean 2020 Tour Dates:

  • 5/21/2020  Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
  • 5/22/2020  Phoenix, AZ – Ak- Chin Pavilion
  • 5/23/2020  San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • 5/28/2020  Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
  • 5/29/2020  Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 5/30/2020  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
  • 6/13/2020  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 6/14/2020  Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
  • 6/18/2020  Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
  • 6/19/2020  Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
  • 6/20/2020  Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
  • 6/25/2020  Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
  • 6/26/2020  Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
  • 6/27/2020  Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
  • 7/10/2020  Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
  • 7/16/2020  Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 7/17/2020  Pittsburgh, PA
  • 7/18/2020  Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
  • 7/23/2020  Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • 7/24/2020  Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
  • 7/25/2020  Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
  • 7/31/2020  Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
  • 8/01/2020  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
  • 8/02/2020  West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
  • 8/06/2020  Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • 8/07/2020  Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • 8/08/2020  Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
  • 8/15/2020  St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 8/16/2020  Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • 8/21/2020  Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
  • 8/22/2020  Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 8/27/2020  Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
  • 8/28/2020  Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 8/29/2020  Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
  • 9/04/2020  Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
  • 9/05/2020  Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • 9/06/2020  Syracuse,NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
  • 9/10/2020  Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Bowling Arena
  • 9/11/2020  Southaven, MS – Landers Center
  • 9/12/2020  Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Lady Antebellum

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady Antebellum has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic country sounds. As a Country-radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success with nine No. One hits while ushering in more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold, with over 4 billion digital streams. The trio recently earned the biggest first week streams of their career with their critically acclaimed No. One album Ocean. Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awardsBillboard Music AwardsPeople’s Choice AwardsTeen Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod.

Jake Owen

Platinum-certified Big Loud recording artist Jake Owen has seven No. One songs, numerous No. Ones albums and multi-Platinum hits to his name. The chart-topping entertainer’s latest album, Greetings From… Jake garnered Owen’s seventh No. One and debuted with more than 154,000 album equivalents. Owen’s latest single “Homemade,” is currently climbing the Country radio charts and follows hit albums American Love, which debuted at No. One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart and the chart-topping album Barefoot Blue, Jean Night, which produced four consecutive #1 hits. Its title-track and No. One hit “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was the most played song of the decade (Country Aircheck).

Maddie & Tae

Award-winning duo Maddie & Tae are drawing praise for their new music “anchored around their stellar vocal pairings and some of the tightest harmonies on Music Row” (Rolling Stone) with a “sound that’s identifiable while still representing a distinct step forward,” (Billboard). Maddie & Tae first broke out in 2013 with their brilliant “Girl In A Country Song,” which took Country radio by storm, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and quickly going Platinum. The duo became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the Country Airplay charts, also earning trophies from the CMA and Radio Disney Music Awards along with multiple nominations from the ACMCMA and CMT Awards.

Death Valley High Reveals New Surprise Single and Video

To celebrate tonight’s tour kick-off, horror obsessed provocateurs Death Valley High have surprised fans with a new song, “Raise Hell,” available today. Watch the video for the track now via Revolver HERE.

“I got sick of hearing the misuse of the term ‘witch hunt’ and the ignorance just throwing it around. I started to imagine a scenario bridging physical and metaphysical uproar,” says frontman Reyka Osburn. “‘Raise hell’ usually means to rebel rouse, but in this instance, I actually mean to devil rouse.”

The “Raise Hell” single is currently available exclusively via Bandcamp HERE.

Death Valley High begins a nine-date west coast tour with electro-industrial outfit Silver Snakes tonight in San Francisco.

Death Valley High released a new EP entitled Duel this past summer via Minus Head Records. The band has described Duel as a sort of modern-day mix tape that defies the rules of a conventional release. While the first half of the record features covers, the latter half is an offering of intense remixes, lending to the record’s name. Each song on Duel features a special guest, including Chino Moreno (Deftones), Spirit in the Room, Chris Connelly and more, each of whom was challenged – along with Death Valley High themselves – to venture outside of their comfort zone.

Check out the video for the Christian Death cover “Cavity – First Communion,” featuring Chino Moreno HERE.

Swerving between the sarcastic and the saccharine, Death Valley High deliver doom pop and death disco of the highest order. Outburn heralded them as the “New Face of Goth Rock,” while UK tastemaker Kerrang! advised fans of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails to take note. But where most macabre music-makers craft anthems for the grave, Death Valley High make songs to wake the dead. These guys don’t dwell in melancholy; this is a funeral procession to dance to. Universal monsters, Hammer films and haunted houses collide within their sonic psyche, earning them coveted spots on tours with likeminded rabble-rousers like Killing Joke, Combichrist, Crosses, Powerman 5000, and Orgy. Death Valley High turns convention on its head, with unapologetic distaste for conformity and a tongue-in-cheek whimsy. Death Valley High is unmistakably important, conjuring New Romantic majesty for the modern age.

Death Valley High Tour Dates With Silver Snakes:

  • 1/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
  • 1/4 – Portland, OR @ Twilight
  • 1/5 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
  • 1/7 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
  • 1/8 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs
  • 1/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
  • 1/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
  • 1/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
  • 1/12 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

Death Valley High Online:

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