The Press Release:
With their new single “Holiday” currently in the Top 30 at Active Rock radio and a bunch of recent sold-out U.S. tour dates, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge are announcing a May run of headline tour dates in support of their recent album Pawns & Kings. The 2023 Pawns & Kings US Tour will be adding nine new stops to the tour as well as a recently announced festival appearance at Welcome To Rockville on May 20th. The new headline dates will kick off on May 6th in Greensboro, NC and wrap up on May 19th in Dothan, AL. Special guests Sevendust will be joining Alter Bridge on the tour that will make stops in Charlotte, NC (May 9th); Chattanooga, TN (May 14th) and New Orleans, LA (May 17th) to name a few. More information on tickets and VIP experiences can be found at https://alterbridge.com/pages/tour.
Tuesday isn’t slowing down and has offered up some great announcements as well. One of them is this co-headlining tour detail by the band Skillet and Sevendust. Some of you readers might recall the news about the Skillet comic book “Eden” which was discussed HERE. Let’s take a look at the full release down below.
The Press Release:
SKILLET and SEVENDUST will embark on the co-headline Victorious War Tour in August and September. Pop Evil will support, while Devour the Day will open the shows. The tour kicks off on August 11 in Memphis. All dates are below and tickets go on sale on Friday, April 26 at 10am local time.
As the summer draws ever closer to its end, it only makes sense for the 2019 concert cruises to start getting announced. A popular event is the “ShipRocked Cruise” and the press release in full is just below for you to enjoy. Check it out.
The Press Release:
A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, and more, expanding to five days and nights, departing from Galveston, TX, with stops in Cozumel and the Yucatán in Mexico. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2019 are sold out, but a wait list is available at the link at the close.
Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach said, “We are so excited to join the 10th Anniversary cruise…It’s our third time on the bill and our first time headlining! You can expect a few surprises and a real rock show on the open sea – we can’t wait to see everyone taking part next year!!!”
Lajon Witherspoon from ShipRocked veterans Sevendust said, “I am so excited and so looking forward to taking part in the 10th anniversary of ShipRocked. We have met so many incredible people throughout the years that have become part of the Sevendust family. I always look forward to celebrating music and life with them at sea as well as on land. ShipRockers rule. God Bless Everyone and see you soon.” Continue reading Music Lineup Announced For ShipRocked 2019→
Here’s a little bit of news from the Sevendust camp that is sure to generate some interest in the hearts of their worldwide fans. Check out the full press copy below and I will close with some thoughts afterwards.
The Press Release:
Heavy metal legends Sevendust have inked a new record deal with Rise Records. Coming off the success of their last album Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career, Sevendust join the an impressive roster of labelmates that includes Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men, Silverstein and PVRIS to name a few. Sevendust is comprised of iconic vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of John Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums.
“Signing Sevendust is definitely one of the highlights of my career. I’m honored to work with an artist with a legacy as great as theirs, and I’m really excited to work with them on the forthcoming album,” explains Craig Ericson, Founder of Rise Records.
“For Sevendust, it was important to find a label that understood where we’ve been and have some new ideas and strategies on where we can go. Through our 20 years playing together, we have garnered the best fans in the world that have become our extended family. Rise from the very beginning explained a very unique game plan to us that we feel like is going to help us celebrate our die hard Sevendust fans and expose us to new ones,” explains guitarist John Connolly. “There is an excitement we feel just knowing the Rise team is going to be behind this new chapter of our career” Continue reading The Dotted Line: Sevendust Signs To Rise Records→
It was twenty years ago today that a brand new band on the Metal horizon released their self-titled debut album and I am talking about the crushing power that is Sevendust from Atlanta, GA. The guys were dishing out a sound that came to be known as Alt-Metal or to some “Nu-Metal” and I have to admit that I wasn’t paying attention at all to this kind of thing at the time. Instead, I was finding myself focusing on the stuff coming out of the European side of the Metal fence since it was something that served my own musical cravings a lot more. I disclose this information not as a slight to Sevendust at all but more as an awareness on how one can miss something exciting without even realizing it. Sevendust would be the bands final name as they began as Snake Nation, Rumblefish and then Crawlspace. I’m glad that they settled on Sevendust.
The band members at the time of the debut consisted of Lajon Witherspoon (lead vocals), Clint Lowery (lead guitar/backing vocals), John Connolly (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Vinnie Hornsby (bass) and Morgan Rose (drums/backing vocals). Though Lowery would leave the lineup in 2003 and be replaced by Snot’s Sonny Mayo, he has since returned to the group and the full original lineup continues to tour together for their legions of fans. This body of musical work was co-produced by Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French and it was actually thanks to an episode of MTV’s “Behind The Music” that I even first heard the name Sevendust. According to historical record, French’s time working with the band was short-lived. I’ve placed the albums Wiki entry down below for all of the finer details and since I was not in “their camp”, it works out better for you readers at the end of the day. Down below are the original track listings for the release. Later on we would find an expanded release coming out with some bonus live tracks and other versions but this is only about the debut. Continue reading Sevendust’s Self-Titled Debut Hits 20 Years (1997-2017)→