The Press Release:
Multi-platinum selling industrial music icons Static-X will bring more of their self-proclaimed “Evil Disco” to the masses with their Rise Of The Machine North American Tour 2022. The 37-date run, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on February 21st in Portland, OR and runs over 5 weeks wrapping up on April 3rd in San Francisco, CA. General tickets go on sale starting Friday, September 17 at 10am LOCAL. .” More information on tickets, meet & greets and other VIP experiences for the Rise Of The Machine tour can be found at: www.Static- X.com. (linked at the close)
The tour will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the band’s RIAA Gold-certified sophomore album Machine which is being re-released next year and will serve as a continuation of their memorial tribute to honor their late singer Wayne Static. Joining the touring Static-X lineup of Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda, Ken Jay, and Xer0, will be fellow industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory and Dope, along with special guests Mushroomhead and Twiztid (appearing on select dates). The Rise Of The Machine tour will also celebrate career anniversaries for both Fear Factory and Dope with Fear Factory celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band and Dope celebrating the 20th anniversary of their cult metal anthem “Die MF Die.” Continue reading Static-X Announces “Rise Of The Machine” Tour w Fear Factory and Dope→
Hey there readers so between the contests and the other “Milestone” pieces coming down the pike here at PM.com, I thought you might be interested in the latest dope (hahahaha) on the band Dope. They posted this the other day about a reunion tour that is labelled as the “Die Mother Fucker Die” tour (such language – I feel like Captain America by saying that….watch “Avengers Age Of Ultron” to know the inside line). Anyway so below the poster you will find some press copy from the bands Facebook and words from Mr. Edsel Dope himself. Then there are a lot of show dates to firm up in your event planner if you ever followed these guys. Dig in.
The Press Stuff:
DOPE has announced the dates for its “Die Mother Fucker Die” U.S. reunion tour which will feature the band’s classic lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus and Racci Shay. This U.S. leg of the tour was successfully crowdfunded by the pre-order of the band’s first-ever live album on DopeReunion.com. DOPE’s ultimate goal through their ongoing crowdfunding campaign is to take the reunion tour around the entire globe in 2016. Continue reading Dope Announces “Die Mother F**ker Die” Reunion Tour→
Nu-Metal growlers Kittie and Industrial Metal leaders Dope did a tour together and brought along a couple of interesting Metalcore acts for good measure with Across Five Aprils and A New Revolution. We got there early to be able to feature something about everyone on the stage so if you click the logo below you will be brought to our article on the main PiercingMetal.com site. Photos of all the performers are there as well so dig in.
Artist: Kittie Venue: Blender Theater (New York, NY) Opener: Dope, A New Revolution, Dead Men Dreaming, Across Five Aprils Date: 7/14/2008 Label: X Of Infamy Records
I should mention that I really wasn’t the biggest fan of Kittie when I first heard them and this was largely because I was interested in other types of Metal at the time as opposed to anything featuring growling vocals. Especially when they came from a pretty girl as this just didn’t make any sense to me. Of course after catching them in concert a few times and finding myself always enjoying the evening this opinion changed and since that time I have made sure to be present as often as possible when they invade the Big Apple. Tonight’s gig would be no exception as they returned for what was labeled a “co-headlining” tour with Industrial Metal powerhouses Dope. The show would be at the Blender Theater, the former home of the Gramercy Park movie house which has been converted into almost a miniature version of the Nokia Theater that is located not too far uptown. The space seemed perfect for such a roster and it would be interesting to see how it played out here as opposed to where I had last seen Kittie in action. For the past couple of years the girls had been making stops at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill which was a nice room for them but it would be interesting to see them on a larger stage. The evening was a sweltering summer night that offered no one reprieve and with five bands to enjoy on this bill the climate inside was sure to be far hotter. Continue reading Kittie and Dope @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (7/14/2008)→