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New York Comic Con Announces Fan Verified Pre-Sale Goes Live

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Hello Fiends, I’m keeping pace as best as possible with the New York Comic Con updates because I know so many people that attend, work and exhibit at this massive media happening and as previously discussed HERE, the fan verified pre-sale is now OFFICIALLY LIVE. Set your controls for a mixture of being excited and nerve-wracked.

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New York Comic Con Announces Fan Verified Pre-Sale

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The preparation for the 2022 New York Comic Con is picking up speed and the folks at ReedPOP have just announced that the Fan Verification pre-sale will be coming on 5/8 (which is only a few short days away). As a media outlet that’s been attending NYCC since 2010, I wanted to make sure our audience was in the aware. While it was a VERY different affair based on the pandemic, it was great to be exploring the aisles for the 2021 event and if you are a new reader who hasn’t seen that extended coverage just click HERE to enjoy it all. I actually just added some flashback photo gallery videos to our YouTube Channel.

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Def Leppard Announces Intimate SiriusXM Performance @ The Whiskey a Go Go

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The Press Release:
SiriusXM announced today that legendary rock band, Def Leppard, will play a special invitation-only concert in Los Angeles at the Whiskey a Go Go for SiriusXM listeners. The intimate performance, part of SiriusXM’s Small Stage Series, will take place on Thursday May 26, in celebration of Def Leppard’s forthcoming album Diamond Star Halos which is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 27.

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On June 16, Def Leppard is set to kick off “The Stadium Tour” which will hit 36 major cities across North America. Def Leppard will be joined by Motely Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett for this massive and highly anticipated stadium run. Prior to Def Leppard’s tour, this will be the first-time fans can see the band perform new songs live from their latest album live in addition to the stadium anthem hits that cemented them as rock icons. The performance will premiere on SiriusXM’s Def Leppard Radio and Howard 101 on Friday, May 27 at 5:00 pm ET and PT. Additionally, the concert will broadcast throughout June on Classic Rewind (ch. 25) and 80’s on 8.
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Flashback: New York Comic Con’s 2021 Photo Gallery Videos

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Back in October of 2021, PiercingMetal attended the famed mega-media event known as New York Comic Con and it would be the 11th year exploring the Javits Center as media. We had a blast and if you want to peruse the many narratives that were posted to the website click HERE to open a brand new tab in your browser. This announcement is to help laud the news coming from the ReedPOP folks about the 2022 event and to review all of our photos in a day by day presentation that I loaded onto our Official YouTube Channel. I hope you all enjoy the flashback to this fun-filled time.

Day One: As expected it begins here and since the world was a very different place at the time you’ll see where fans had to prove vaccination and the like before entering. Once that was done you were free to explore. Way back when, the Thursday session was half press day and half limited public access and now its all in all day.


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Preserving Memories of The Woodstock Music & Art Fair

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The Press Release:
The Museum at Bethel Woods, the National Register Historic Site of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair, is working on compiling an archive of oral histories of Woodstock from the people who experienced it firsthand. The Museum is asking festival alumni to connect and arrange for their stories to be heard and recorded. The goal is for these combined narratives to tell the untold story of the festival, preserving them for generations to come.

“Realizing the average age of Woodstock attendees is 75 years old, now is the time to find the lost stories of the festival and save their place in history,” said Neal V. Hitch, Senior Curator, The Museum at Bethel Woods. “In order for the impact of Woodstock to be felt 100 years from now, collecting oral histories of this iconic festival is critical. It is our goal to find as many attendees as possible and document their firsthand experiences, which will also inspire the next generation of young artists, musicians, and music lovers.”
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