The Press Release:
Knotfest, the music and counterculture experience created by the multi-platinum sonic phenomenon and nine-piece force of nature, Slipknot, has today confirmed the return of Knotfest Iowa for 2021. The event will be the biggest heavy music festival to ever hit the mid-western state and will be held at National Balloon Classic Field in Indianola, IA, on Saturday, September 25th, with Slipknot headlining. The full line-up features Faith No More, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, $uicide Boy$, Gojira, Trivium, Tech N9ne, FEVER 333, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Gatecreeper And Vended.
The Press Release:
Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Korn & Faith No More, Megadeth & Lamb of God and Slipknot were announced today as a part of this year’s Ticket To Rock. Fans will have the chance to purchase a multi-show ticket package at one low price that grants them access to some of the biggest names in rock all summer long at their local amphitheater in select cities. Additional special guests include Staind, Bad Wolves, A Day To Remember, Underoath, Code Orange, Trivium, In Flames, Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, ’68, Bush, Theory of a Deadman, Saint Asonia, Cory Marks and more. Continue reading Live Nation Announces “Ticket To Rock” 2020 Concert Bundles→
The Press Release:
Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates.
Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off August 7th in Denver, CO and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17th. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 18th at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, February 20th at 10PM local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates 8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights, 8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68
The Tour Dates:
8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/22/2020 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
KORN changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a movement and blur genres, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and KORN articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. KORN became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.” Since forming, KORN has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. The level of KORN’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” attests The Ringer. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation, their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.
About Faith No More:
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015). Sol Invictus debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant,” the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”
It’s been a few years since we’ve enjoyed what Faith No More brings to the live stage and one can only hope that this news alert will lead to some stateside gigs. Check it out down below and know that I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Faith No More return to the road next Summer, announcing what will be the band’s first European performances in five years: Hellfest (June 20), Sunstroke (June 13) and Tons of Rock (June 26), with more European festival performances to be announced soon.
“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” said the band, collectively.
If you’ve been following the website and its social networks for the last couple of years, you already know that I just love using Instagram to share my adventures doing PiercingMetal concert and event coverage with the world of visitors dropping in. As we close out the 2017 year, it was time to share what amounted to our “Top Nine” images on the Instagram app and I’ve presented them to you down below. I’ll throw in some background on them down below as well so check it out.
About These Visuals: I don’t think that I need to name any of the musical personalities in the “Top Nine” or do I? If so, that’s James Hetfield (Metallica), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Dead Cross), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Papa Emeritus III (Ghost) and one of the Nameless Ghouls (also Ghost). It was cool to see visuals being in the top even though I liked some o the other Metallica photos in my feed a little bit more. Those concert photos were done with the professional rig and not my mobile phone and I shared them to Instagram with the Official Facebook Page we maintain. Oh wait, the Dickinson one was done with the mobile since I had a very close seat to the action. Among the other images are the now currently shuttered Webster Hall which was snapped during its final days and a quick hello from the Metallica shop that was set up during their recent tour. The image from the websites twelfth anniversary is there which is nice and by the way we are closing in on the thirteenth anniversary. The last one is probably the most recent photo and is photographer Ville Juurikkala who had a HIM exhibit up for a few days when the band was in our city for the final time during their farewell tour. The collage says that we got almost 33K likes to 1.6K images so please keep it coming if you are using Instagram as well. At the point of this writing we have 4,758 images posted and just under 1,300 followers. The more the merrier much like our Facebook I always say.
At this point in time the PiercingMetal Instagram is followed by a little under “1300” accounts and our demographic is 54% Men and 46% Women. Our biggest region is New York (no surprise there) and followed by Los Angeles. The top age range is 25-34.
You readers can get your own 2017 Best Nine by clicking 2017 Best Nine and if you want to share the link to your Instagram when you post yours in the app you can do that in the comments section. I plan on like bombing a lot of profiles over the next few days so why not be among them 🙂 Remember to follow our adventures on the main Social Networks of Facebook, Twitter and yes even Instagram. All the links are below. See you next time.