Though I know that cancellation news after cancellation news comes as no surprise to the readership, we will continue to post these alerts to make sure that you check your own personal calenders and the credit card statement so you can be properly refunded. Earlier today, the mighty Hammerfall announced that they too would be cancelling the tour that was heading our way in September and October. Read on down below.
Some of you have already started to get your refunds, so now it’s official: the North American tour that was to take place in September/October is cancelled. That sucks, but with the current global pandemic wreaking havoc on the world we (meaning the local promoters, booking agent and the band) had no choice. We are hopeful to be able to rebook the tour for a future time, but since everything is so unstable at the moment the decision was made to scrap altogether it and return to it when things have calmed down. We are as sorry for this as you are, but hope you have understanding for our predicament brought on by the Corona virus. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay metal, and take care of each other! #HammerHigh Continue reading Hammerfall Cancels 2020 North American Headline Tour→
Looks like Friday is aiming to be better at announcing tours since they are not only broadcasting something awesome from the Power Metal gods in Hammerfall, but they are doing this one full year in advance. Let’s take a look at the press release down below. I’ll close out with some editorial as well.
The Press Release:
Legendary Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL are currently traversing North America along with Sabaton on their massive sold out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album Dominion.
Now, HAMMERFALL are pleased to announce a 2020 North American Headline tour, also in support of Dominion. The tour starts September 14, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL and runs through October 19, 2020 in Silver Spring, MD. Support will come from Beast in Black and Edge of Paradise. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 26. VIP tickets will be available at http://www.enterthevault.com Continue reading Hammerfall Announces 2020 North American Headline Tour→
DOMINION comes out on August 16, and we will do three very special release parties in three very special US. cities in September. Join us in celebrating our 11th studio album, we’ll have a tremendous time together!
Oscar Dronjak – rhythm and lead guitars
Joacim Cans – vocals
Fredrik Larsson – bass
Pontus Norgren – lead and rhythm guitars
David Wallin – drums
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I can’t think of a better way to start off a brutally cold Saturday morning than with this news from the Swedish Power Metal artisans Hammerfall. I love these focused album release performances because they help generate interest in an expanded tour run. Having seen the band on numerous occasions I can safely say that if you are considering going to check them out that you will not be disappointed. Though its almost a year away still from happening, I am marking my calendar for the Brooklyn Bazaar show. What do you readers think about these “Three Nights Of Dominion”? Chime in down below and let us raise the hammer together for Metal in 2019!!!
The Scoop: The organizers of the Sweden Rock have unveiled a crop of amazing bands that will be joining the 2019 Festival, and since you need to know this information I am sharing it with you right here on PiercingMetal.com – Just in case the poster isn’t clear on whatever screen you are reading us on, here are the bands so far: KISS, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Def Leppard, Amon Amarth, Demons and Wizards, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Original Krokus, Skid Row, At The Gates, Annihilator, Magnum, Joe Lynn Turner, Uli Jon Roth, Death Angel, Demon, Beast In Black and “65” more acts are yet to be announced. According to their Facebook Page, they lined out that this years event sold out in a week when it went on sale, so you are going to want to pay attention to that…..check out the poster so far……(queue dramatic music).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now before I say anything on this, I should explain that I’ve never been to ANY of the European Festivals and when I see posters and lineups like this one, it almost makes me cry. I’ve not managed to get across the pond as they say as its just not logistically possible for me to wrangle the necessary finances for it but I digress. What I love about Festivals like this one is how on point they always seem to be. With bands like KISS announcing their “End Of The Road” World Tour (discussed earlier today on THIS LINK), I’m planning on seeing them whenever I can and they are only the tip of the iceberg of bands that I am interested in who are performing at this festival. That’s all I have for now but you readers can tell me what you think about the matter down in the comments section below. Please lets all discuss.
The Details: It’s been a bit of a time since the mighty Hammerfall has toured around these parts so finding them returning to the USA and with a NYC show on the books is pretty damned awesome. They’re joined on this run by Delain from the Netherlands who a lot of people are going crazy for and since we’ve seen both bands a few times over the years it’s safe to say that this will be a Metal treat that leaves lasting memories. The NYC show will be at Stage 48 and thanks to the powers that be on the promoter side, some lucky PiercingMetal fans will be getting to see the show for free. Read on below on how to participate in this latest contest.
When and Where: Monday, April 24th @ Stage 48 (608 West 48th Street, NYC)
To Participate: This is a co-headlining run for all intents and purposes and since I usually ask for three things about the main act and your interest in them I am going to ask that you do exactly the same for me with this one. However, there is a trick to this one. If you are a fan that that is most interested in Hammerfall then your three solid entries should be focused on Hammerfall. If you are most interested in Delain then the three entries should be about them. Now for the trick….I’d also like you to add a fourth entry about the other band. Make sense? It should. Now please review some guidelines that help with the competition. Continue reading Win A Ticket For Hammerfall/Delain @ Stage 48 on 4/24/2017→