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
Fri Jun 05
Sun Jun 07
Wed Jun 10
Fri Jun 12
Sun Jun 14
Tue Jun 16
Fri Jun 19
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Event Center
Mon Jun 22
Infinite Energy Arena
Wed Jun 24
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sat Jun 27
Ft. Worth, TX
Mon Jun 29
Wed Jul 01
accesso ShoWare Center
Fri Jul 03
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Mon Jul 06
San Jose, CA
SAP Center at San Jose
Wed Jul 08
Arizona Federal Theatre
Sat Jul 11
Los Angeles, CA
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 Luvwhich 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.
Los Angeles – All Souls, the Los Angeles based band who released their “gritty” (New Noise) and “epic” (Revolver) self-titled debut album in 2018, have been tapped to support Tool on their upcoming U.S. tour. Watch their video for “Never Know” from their debut album HERE.
Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals) said of All Souls being offered the coveted slot: “When one of the most epic bands in the history of music asks you to tour with them what do you say? We couldn’t be more thrilled. We are incredibly honored to be chosen… our heads are still spinning!”
The live pairing isn’t the first time the All Souls’ band members have crossed paths with Tool, having had Tool drummer Danny Carey play on the track “Sadist/Servant,” which appeared on All Soul’s nine-song album.
All Souls/Tool Tour Dates:
May 7 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at the BCC May 8 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center May 10 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum May 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center May 14 Kansas City, MO Spring Center May 16 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena May 17 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
All Souls Is:
Antonio Aguilar (vocals/guitar) Meg Castellanos (bass/vocals) Erik Trammell (guitar) Tony Tornay (drums)
September Mourning have been turning heads in the dark art and metal scenes for years, bringing a fusion of dark culture and fantasy based in the world of comic books to life on stage. Created by September Mourning frontwoman Emily Lazar and comic book legend Marc Silvestri, the comics “A Murder of Reapers” and “The Hand of Fate” (collectively “Volume I“, published by Top Cow/Image Comics) tell the tale of September, a human/reaper hybrid with no memory of her past. Empowered with supernatural gifts, she is driven to protect humanity from Fate and his Reapers.
This mysterious story – brought to life by September Mourning‘s potent mixture of dark pop, electronica and modern metal – can be experienced in auditory form via their latest Billboard-charting (#19, Heatseekers) Sumerian Records release, Volume II, out now (Amazon | iTunes | Spotify).
In late 2018, September Mourning released the singles “Empire“, “Glass Animals” (video below), and the third chapter of their story, “Trinity“. More music will be released in 2019 and “The Complete Collection“, a full graphic novel containing all four chapters of the story, will hit comic stores in early 2019.
U.S Tour With Smile Empty Soul
Witness September Mourning on the road this winter during their upcoming tour with headliners Smile Empty Soul and fellow support artist Rise Among Rivals! The tour begins next week on February 28 in St. Louis, MO, and will visit over a month’s-worth of major U.S. cities, coming to an end on April 6 in Newport, KY.
September Mourning are no strangers to the stage, having built up their touring resume by performing at massive events such as Download (UK), Rock on the Range (Columbus, OH), Aftershock (Sacramento, CA), Comicpalooza (Houston, TX), AC Boardwalk Con (Atlantic City, NJ), Anime Midwest (Chicago, IL), Mechacon (New Orleans, LA) and many more.
September Mourning says about the tour: “We are beyond excited to join Smile Empty Soul and Rise Among Rivals for the Oblivion of Souls Tour. This is our first Soul Collection of the new year and we look forward to seeing both new and old souls on the road. Expect an intense showcase of all things dark rock as we gather souls across the US this spring.”
See below for a full listing of tour dates (please note that specific dates notated with an asterisk feature September Mourning only), and pick up tickets via their website HERE.
September Mourning U.S. tour dates with headliners Smile Empty Soul:
2/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar* 3/1 – Atkins, AR @ Dirt Days at Sweeden Island Park 3/2- Memphis, TN @ RockHouse Live 3/3 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse 3/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge 3/6 – Scranton, PA @ Stage West 3/7 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz 3/8 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s 3/9 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster Underground 3/10 – Providence, RI @ 5th Annual Providence Tattoo and Music Festival at Fete Music Hall 3/12 – Portland, ME @ Portland House of Music and Events 3/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft at The Chance 3/14 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall 3/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina 3/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center 3/17 – Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club and Bar 3/19 – Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s Inner City 3/20 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub 3/21 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge 3/22 – Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon 3/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory 3/24 – Sturtevant, WI @ Route 20 3/27 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Iowa City 3/28 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall 3/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 3/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Limits 3/31 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room* 4/2 – Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre* 4/3 – Sioux Falls, IA @ Bigs Bar* 4/4 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s Bar & Grill* 4/5 – Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon* 4/6 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House*
*= September Mourning Only
Announcing New Signing with The Oracle Management
September Mourning are also pleased to announce their recent signing with The Oracle Management. Founded by Dez (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber) and Anahstasia Fafara, The Oracle Management is powered by passion, honesty, integrity and a militant devotion to the creative arts.
September Mourning says about signing with The Oracle Management, “We have been preparing to bring the next chapter of our trans-media story to life and cannot express how excited we are to bring The Oracle Management on board to help facilitate this. With such a solid roster of established and emerging artists, alongside an insatiable drive and dedication to each individual acts’ success, The Oracle promises to be just what we need to achieve our future goals.“
The Oracle Management Vice President and COO Dez Fafara adds, “The Oracle Management is proud to sign September Mourning to our management roster. This band is fire, so get ready! It will be our pleasure to guide them to a very bright future. Here we grow!“
Electronic rock icons ORGY recently announced their upcoming “Bring Your Army” tour featuring support from Motograter, Brand of Julez and the Crowned, kicking off on August 17 in Salt Lake City, UT. Joining the band on this tour will be their two new members – multi-talented guitarist, singer and producer Ilia Yordanov, and drummer, electronic music producer and DJ Ryan Browne.
New ORGY guitarist Ilia Yordanov (pronounced ileeah) was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and grew up in San Diego, CA and Seattle, WA. Ilia began playing shows at age 13 with numerous bands until assembling his own band, Red Museum, in 2006. The band went on to release four EPs. Ilia moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has been living and performing there for the past 10 years so he could focus on his acting career, and has predominantly remained a solo artist, producing and engineering his own musical work. Additionally, Ilia directed the video for his single, “Fire in the Middle”, released in 2016. Ilia has also supervised and composed music for film. In addition to music, Ilia regularly performs stand-up at The Comedy Store, and has self-published a book titled, Dirty Mirror Talk.
LA native Ryan Browne grew up playing drums in bands and took his playing to the professional level at 15 by playing for Jive records’ pop duo, Axiz. Ryan attended Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and studied drum set, Afro Caribbean hand percussion, music production, engineering and music business. Upon his early graduation, he accepted an instructor’s position at the prestigious Icon Collective music production school back in Los Angeles. Since diving into electronic music production, Ryan has released through Geffen Records, Borgore’s imprint, Buygore Records, Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire, Pantheon, and more. He has worked alongside artists such as 2018 Grammy Award Winner Latroit, Sullivan King, Whyel, Warden, and Trentino, amongst others. He has also mixed/mastered music for 2ToneDisco, works closely with Dennis White at White House Music doing sound design and writing for sync libraries, and plays drums for genre-bending hybrid Monstercat/Mau5trap artist Grabbitz. Ryan’s diverse musical palette has earned him consistent support from major electronic publications like NestHQ, Dancing Astronaut, and Your EDM, which puts him in a unique and influential position, ready for an explosive and exciting future.
ORGY frontman Jay Gordon says, “It’s always tough when bands go through lineup changes. When it comes to the fans, sometimes it’s just gotta be done… I needed to upgrade and I knew Ilia would be the way to go for guitar – I had asked him a while back and was waiting on a call back. We’ve worked together in the past and I’m a fan, so I’m glad we waited for him. He is a sick guitar player and can totally sing, as well. He is also an actor… his superior talents will not disappoint.
“Our former drummer Bobby recently opened a music school in Orange County and we are excited for him. With the drumming position open, we quickly found Ryan Browne, a Berklee College of Music graduate and instructor at Icon Collective who specializes in colliding metal with electronic bass music and makes drum videos for his own original songs and remixes. I saw one of his videos and knew instantly that he was the guy we had been looking for. We’re only a week into rehearsals so far and both Ilia and Ryan have greatly exceeded my expectations. This is going to be an epic tour, to say the least.”
BRING YOUR ARMY TOUR 2018;
with Motograter, Brand of Julez & the Crowned
8.17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joes 8.18 – Greeley, CO @ The Moxi Theater 8.20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 8.21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom 8.22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 8.23 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 8.24 – Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL Live! 8.25 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live! 8.26 – Hidalgo, TX @ State Farm Arena 8.28 – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall 8.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell) 8.31 – Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co 9.01 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug 9.03 – Concord, VA @ Devault Vineyards 9.04 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre 9.06 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House 9.07 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall 9.08 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall 9.09 – Easton, PA @ One Centre Square 9.10 – Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grill 9.11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 9.12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge 9.13 – Highland, IN @ The Room 9.14 – Dundee, IL @ Rochaus 9.15 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel 9.17 – Omaha, NE @ Bourbon Saloon 9.18 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater 9.19 – Colorado Spr., CO @ The Black Sheep 9.21 – Anaheim, CA @ The Parish @ House Of Blues 9.22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ BLK Live! 9.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club 1720 9.25 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks Seattle 9.26 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 9.28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar 9.29 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
New Album #newmusic Coming Soon
ORGY recently revealed their latest single, “Army To Your Party”, which you can stream a sample of here. “Army to Your Party” can be ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play here.
“Army to Your Party” is cut from the upcoming new ORGY album, entitled #newmusic – stay tuned for more details coming soon! The track was mixed by Jay Baumgardner of NRG Recording Studios, and is a full collaboration written by ORGY, Sullivan King, and Crichy Crich. #newmusic and “Army for Your Party” are being released via the joint venture between D1 Music and Pacific Rising Entertainment, a company run by ORGY fan Adrian Stinson that aims to assist artists in making their vision come true, whether they are already an internationally known touring act or just getting their feet wet in the music industry.
“Army to Your Party” is impacting a rock radio now and is also featured on the MX vs ATV All Out video game by THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios – available now for Playstation4, Xbox One, and PC. Learn more here: https://mxvsatv.com/
ORGY emerged in the Goth music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of ‘Blue Monday’. The track sold over one million copies and is still selling 20 years later. In late 2005, after the release of Punk Statik Paranoia via D1 Music and Associates, their independent DVD TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE via D1 Music /DLC Records, and a promotional tour, the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY‘s fans.
After several years of releasing earworm singles to the masses, ORGY has proven their long-lasting potency with a refreshed line-up and sound. The modern incarnation of ORGY has been transformed and sees the band poised to re-establish themselves in the EDM, industrial and hard rock scenes. Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.