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Hard Rock Trio The Warning Announce First Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
After a whirlwind year that saw them releasing their explosive MAYDAY EP and a new cover of Metallica’s classic “Enter Sandman” with singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, Monterrey Mexico hard rock sister trio The Warning have announced their debut U.S. headline tour for 2022. With its Los Angeles shows at the Troubadour already sold out, the MAYDAY Tour kicks off in San Diego on January 18, with the ticket pre-sale launching on December 7, locally on December 9, and to the general public December 10 at https://www.thewarningband.com/tour. The Warning, which features sisters Daniela “Dany” [guitar, lead vocals, piano], Paulina “Pau” [drums, vocals, piano], and Alejandra “Ale” Villarreal [bass, piano, backing vocals], is a hard-hitting power trio that has built a global fan following with their infectious sound and unflinching lyrics.

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In October, the band released their MAYDAY EP via LAVA/Republic Records that included standout singles “CHOKE,” “EVOLVE”, “DISCIPLE”, and “MARTIRIO.” Produced by the legendary David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin), the project is an electrifying musical rollercoaster that offers an unapologetic look at issues faced by the younger generation today — from ever-present technology, communication problems caused by generation gaps, love, anxiety, and the overwhelming pressure to suppress emotions.
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An Important Announcement From Anime NYC Re: The Omicron Variant

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The Press Release:
The Anime NYC team was notified today that one of this year’s attendees tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the attendee developed mild symptoms on November 22, was tested on November 24, and their symptoms have since resolved.
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Iron Maiden Announces 2022 “Legacy Of The Beast” North American Tour

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The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will return to North America in 2022 to bring The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour to yet more cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually spectacular performance of the band’s career to date, with a decades-spanning set list of fan favorites. The 2022 tour produced by Live Nation will also include some songs from their new studio album Senjutsu being played live for the first time.

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Very Special Guests on the 2022 dates will be Trivium on all dates between El Paso and Spokane, and then Within Temptation on all dates from Sioux Falls to Tampa.
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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones 2022 Tour with Judas Priest Until 2023

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The Statement:
The forthcoming Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest Dates for 2022 Have Been Postponed. “Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support.” OZZY

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Ozzy with Black Sabbath (2016) by Ken Pierce

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Presenting The 64th Annual Grammy Award Nominations for Rock and Metal

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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees have been revealed in a mile-long list of categories and that’s to be expected with this particular award since it is essentially the Academy Awards of the recording industry. Now, with that being said, as a scribe who leans towards the heavier side of music there are only a few categories that remotely interest me so please peruse below on the nominations in the Rock and Metal Category for the 2022 Awards broadcast.

Best Rock Performance: For new vocal or instrumental solo, duo/group or collaborative rock recordings.

Shot In The Dark – AC/DC
Know You Better (Live From Capitol Studio A) – Black Pumas
Nothing Compares 2 U – Chris Cornell
Ohms – Deftones
Making A Fire – Foo Fighters
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