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Tour and Festival announcements. Also featured are the themed musical cruise excursions that our demographic rally behind.

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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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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The Heavy Metal Cruise “Hammership” Makes Its Debut

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The Press Release:
With Hammership, Sixthman, the international market leader in festivals on the high seas, is expanding its portfolio with a hard-hitting heavy metal cruise that will travel across the Mediterranean from August 14 – 18, 2022. With this world premiere, the organizer, which in the U.S. has implemented enormously successful formats with greats such as KISS and Bon Jovi, among others, is expanding its presence in European waters as well.

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During the five-day journey, which starts in Athens and leads via Mykonos and Kusadi (Turkey) back to the Greek metropolis, some of the biggest names in the metal world will do the honors. The line-up is led by the Swedish metal giants Sabaton, who, just like Accept, Kreator, Powerwolf, Hämatom and all the other bands, will thrill the fans on board the Norwegian Jade with several performances. But not only for musical full board is provided: As another special feature of this trip, all passengers can look forward to a luxurious all-round service including a premium beverage package.
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Watain Announces North American Tour with Mayhem In 2022

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It’s been almost a tradition in media to see a bunch of tour dates being announced but its hardly ever been this sinister as the band Watain and Mayhem have announced a co-headlining tour that will ensnare your very soul come March of 2022. Read on to the press release that we recieved from the Watain camp.

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The Press Release:
Notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN is proud to announce that it will join forces with equally infamous Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM for a tour through North America, aptly labeled “The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America,” starting on March 7th, 2022. They will be supported by US blackened speed metal punks MIDNIGHT.
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