The Press Release:
The dynamic music lineup for ShipRocked 2024 will be led by I Prevail and will also feature Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Code Orange, Badflower, a special solo performance from Johnny Stevens of Highly Suspect and more February 4-10, 2024 onboard Carnival Magic. The 14th sailing of ShipRocked departs from Miami, Florida, stopping in three new ports for the ultimate rock music cruise vacation: Bimini, The Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Grand Cayman.
The fine folks over at Live Nation have just announced a massive Emo-themed festival that will take place in October in Las Vegas. It also features more bands than you can shake a stick at but why would you do that to some talented musicians anyway. Here is their brief press copy along with the poster. I’ve taken the time to type up the whole list for you in case the poster is a little hard to see on the website.
The Press Release:
Festival to feature epic lineup of emo and rock artists from the past two decades, including My Chemical Romance, Paramore, A Day To Remember, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Avril Lavigne, Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, The All American Rejects and dozens more. Special presale starts Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 am PT for fans who sign up for early access to passes online at whenwewereyoungfestival.com (linked below) Continue reading Live Nation Announces “When We Were Young” Festival In October→
By the looks of it, it sure seems to be a Monday that is the most Monday of Mondays with the chill in the air and the overall gloomy weather which makes staying inside as opposed to work or school the better option. You can’t do that of course since it’s not a good idea but that said, its awesome to learn some of the new tours that will be heading our way in 2020. This is the plans from the exciting Five Finger Death Punch.
The Press Release:
4x Platinum, 6x Gold record selling rock juggernaut FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have announced that they will kick off the 2nd leg of their current U.S. arena headline tour in April, featuring special guests Papa Roach, I Prevail, as well as highly acclaimed newcomer Ice Nine Kills. The tour is co-produced by FRANK PRODUCTIONS and LIVE NATION. See all dates below. Continue reading Five Finger Death Punch Announces Massive 2020 Spring Arena Tour→
Sure Monday is generally a solid day of touring and special event announcements, but lately Tuesday has been proving that its got some game itself and is more than only being about the tacos (mmmmmmm tacos). Case in point comes the news that A Day To Remember will be launching “The Degenerates” Tour this Fall. Take a look down below the poster for the full press release and dates. I’ll return at the close.
The Press Release:
Today A Day To Remember announced The Degenerates Tour for Fall 2019. Special guests I Prevail and Beartooth will join on most dates. A Day To Remember were recently featured on Marshmello’s single “Rescue Me,” making their first new music since 2016’s acclaimed Bad Vibrations. Watch and listen HERE. Later this month, A Day To Remember will embark on a run of UK and European festival dates, including headline performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city trek will kick off September 6th in Buffalo, NY before settling in for the first ever Self Help Festival Massachusetts on September 7th in Worcester, MA. The band will then head west for the return of Self Help Festival San Bernardino on October 12th in San Bernardino, CA. After the two massive Self Help Festivals as well as other September festival appearances, the tour will fully gear up and make stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville and more before wrapping November 23rd in Fayetteville, NC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 9th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Continue reading A Day To Remember Announces “The Degenerates” Fall Tour→
Last night, the Loudwire Awards for 2017 were held in the sunny (and apparently sweltering) Hollywood, CA. We didn’t attend of course but made sure to make some notes for the Metal heads over on this side of the fence. For those interested in the outcome, here are the winners of the various awards that were handed out.
Best Drummer: Mario Duplantier of Gojira
Best New Artist: Greta Van Fleet
Most Dedicated Fans: Babymetal
Breakthrough Band Of The Year: Beartooth
Hard Rock Artist Of The Year: Stone Sour
Metal Song Of The Year: Executioner’s Tax” by Powertrip
Metal Artist Of The Year: Avenged Sevenfold
Metal Album Of The Year: “The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold
Hard Rock Song Of The Year: “Come And Get It” by I Prevail
Hard Rock Album Of The Year: “Hydrograd” by Stone Sour
Vocalist Of The Year: Chester Bennington (RIP) of Linkin Park
Best Bassist: Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Best Guitarist: Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, Solo
Best Live Band: Iron Maiden
Humanitarian Award: Sammy Hagar
Lemmy Award: Rob Halford, The Metal God of Judas Priest
Courage Award: Tony Iommi, The Riff God of Black Sabbath
If you are interested in seeing who these winners beat out in the competition just click over to my rundown of the nominees on THIS LINK.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So what do you think about the outcome? Were you surprised by any of it or are you outraged at some of the choices? Remember this is what the fans rallied behind, I don’t really think there is a secreted committee doing any of this like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Oh yeah and by the way, have you made your voice count on that roster of nominees? If you haven’t, you better get on it since bands like Judas Priest and The Cars are in the running and amount to two personal favorites of mine. My article about the nominees for that honor can be found on THIS LINK. Closing up let me say “congratulations to all of the winners”. Until next time.