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Five Finger Death Punch & Brantley Gilbert Announce Massive Fall Arena Tour

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The Press Release:
Multi-platinum powerhouses, Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert, have announced today that they will be joining forces this fall for a massive US arena tour with support from newcomer Corey Marks. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off in Grand Rapids on November 9th and lay waste to 20 more cities before wrapping up in Las Vegas on December 17th (full routing below). Fan club pre-sales for both artists start at 10am local on Tuesday, August 16th. All other pre-sales begin at 10am local on Thursday, August 18th. Download the official Five Finger Death Punch Fan Club app here. Tickets go on general on-sale at 10am local on Friday, August 19th. For full info visit fivefinderdeathpunch.com and brantleygilbert.com.

This epic run is not the first time Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert have joined forces. The two artists brought the worlds of hard rock and country rock together when they partnered on their global #1 hit, “Blue On Black” in 2019. The track also featured Brian May, the song’s original performer, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and was in support of The Gary Sinise Foundation, to benefit first responders. To date, the collaboration has garnered a staggering 110 million YouTube views and 62 million Spotify streams, proving that this very special tour should not be missed by fans of either artist!
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Rage Against The Machine Cancels UK and European Tour Dates

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Fans who’ve been witnessing the socio-political Metal that is Rage Against The Machine on these last few dates have seen singer Zack De La Rocha doing the show while seated. The singer had recently injured his leg badly during a performance but in a true “the show must go on” move, he has done the shows seated since that time. Unfortunately, this is not helping in his proper recovery and just a short time ago the announcement came that ALL upcoming 2022 dates are cancelled.

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Ozzy Osbourne & Tony Iommi Close The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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The 2022 Edition of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games ended yesterday and as a part of the grandiose closing celebration there was a surprise appearance by Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi. This would be the first appearance by Ozzy on the live stage in about three years. The pair were joined by Tommy Clufetos on drums and Adam Wakeman on bass.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: What more can I add to this? I really don’t think there is a whole lot of discourse to add outside of how awesome it was to see two legendary members of Black Sabbath jamming out to one of their most classic of numbers “Paranoid”. According to some reports they also did “Iron Man” but this was the only Official Video posted on the Black Sabbath YouTube Channel. Everyone sounded great and the two legends were smiling back and forth during the song which had to send satisfying waves through the screen of those watching it like this and for sure to those who were witnessing this in person. I doubt we shall see one more go round for Sabbath in the touring sense but after these pandemic times and the way that the world is turning I surely wouldn’t mind it. What say you all? Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you again soon.

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This Just In: 70000Tons Of Metal Announce Ship & Destination For 2023 Excursion

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The Press Release:
70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023.

True to their claim, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will include 60 bands over four stages. The festival boasts three indoor stages and most importantly, the outdoor Pool Deck Stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas featuring hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Fans can watch their favorite band perform on a world-class stage from the comfort of a hot tub. All shows are included in the ticket price.
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Whitesnake Announce The Cancellation Of Upcoming US Tour

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The Statement:
It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well.

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