Our 2019 New Year does seem to be off to a proper start as the tours continue to be announced with some of them being brand new bands and then some others who are quite familiar. Case in point this return by the legendary British Progressive Rock band Procol Harum.
The Press Release:
In February 2019, the legendary Procol Harum will return to North America in support of their latest album Novum (Eagle Rock Entertainment). The band will perform at various City Winery locations in major markets, allowing attendees an up-close-and-personal experience.
“We haven’t visited the USA since July 2014, and this has enabled us to have the new material from our studio album PLUS favorites & rarities from the past 50 years,” states founder / songwriter / lead singer / pianist Gary Brooker. “It’s a long time, but Procol is always current (or timeless). See you in the wine bar- mine’s a large one!“
Artist: Black Sabbath Title: “War Pigs” Live (Single) Label: Rhino Entertainment Release Date: 11/10/2017 Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Rating: 5/5
While we are still a little under seven days out to the release of “The End” by the time I get this single review online, the mighty and most legendary Black Sabbath has been enjoying their musical retirement since February of this year. The final show in Birmingham, England where they formed was the last time that they raised the horns together for the Metal Legions. So far, two other singles have been issued with “Paranoid” and “N.I.B.” and since I’ve briefly touched upon them, why not offer up some thoughts on the final single and very impacting Heavy Metal track “War Pigs”. Continue reading “War Pigs” Live (Single) by Black Sabbath→
Artist: Black Sabbath Title: “Basically/N.I.B.” Live (Single) Label: Eagle Records Release Date: 11/2/2017 Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Rating:
I guess it was only a few short weeks ago that I tossed together some thoughts on the “Paranoid” live single that the legendary Black Sabbath delivered as a teaser taste from their upcoming live album “The End”. As you should know by now, the band has closed the book on their storied career and will deliver this to the fans as a parting gift in some fashion. With two weeks or so left before the album’s release, we get the second live single “Bassically”/”N.I.B.” and I am here to speak about it because why not. Here we go. Continue reading “Basically”/”N.I.B.” Live (Single) by Black Sabbath→
Artist: Black Sabbath Title: “Paranoid” Live – Single Label: Eagle Records Release Date: 10/12/1027 Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Rating: 5/5
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these last few months, you know full well that the legendary Black Sabbath has called it a career with their “The End” tour that finished its run in their hometown of Birmingham, England back in February. A brand-new live album was recorded to commemorate the gig and while we still have about month to go before it’s release, they have delivered a single by the way of the mega-classic number “Paranoid”. I’ve decided to post some quick thoughts about the tune while we count down the days until the release of the full-length “The End” album. Here we go. Continue reading “Paranoid” Live (Single) by Black Sabbath→
I guess it was back in March that we first shared some touring information about a brand new band by Rich Robinson who many people know about from The Black Crowes and his solo stuff. That bunch of gigs was discussed on THIS LINK in case you missed it. As the summer happenings begin to build up, I’m happy to share the news (or poster that is) that Rich and the gang have decided to extend this run. Take a look at the poster below for all the necessary details.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I am a little busy here at the Metal Media Command HQ, I’ve not the time to list the dates one by one like I would normally do in an “Upcoming Tour” posting. I also am working off of the information broadcast by a competing website and not off of an official press release so we must ask you to get by with the poster alone. It’s pretty clear enough IMHO but it looks like we fans in the NYC side of things need to wait some more as there are NO dates for our music loving metropolis. It makes me wonder if we can count on a Beacon Theatre residency being planned since I vaguely recall The Black Crowes doing three or four nights in a row there. Unless I am wrong and if I am, then why not start the process with TMS. Ever since The Allman Brothers stopped their own touring residency here there has been a bit of a void in this kind of group coming in for a long stint. We do have Tedeschi Trucks Band of course but let’s keep it going forward. What do you readers in the areas where this has been extended to think about the tour. Let me know down in the comments below.