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As some of you might know, I co-manage PRODUCT OF HATE (disclosure and all), and these past few months have been busy - but it's about to get busier. This week, we're finally able to drop the curtain on the details for the next big round of touring, and it happens in two legs this May-July. PRODUCT OF HATE will be out supporting their Napalm Records debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE, first on an East Coast run with SKINLAB (first tour in seven years!) and IKILLYA (new album, WAR FOR AN IDEA, out 6/2 on Urban Yeti Records). Then, the 2017 Summer Annihilation Tour finds PRODUCT OF HATE and IKILLYA making a trek across the U.S., with local support and special guests in each city. Confirmed dates below, with more to be added shortly...
This summer, two heroes of the Southern California music scene will hit the road together, as Sublime With Rome and The Offspring join forces in July for dates across Canada, then connecting again in September for a US amphitheater tour.
Metallica today announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.
Love 'em or hate 'em, NICKELBACK are an unstoppable force, and after releasing a new single and lyric video earlier today (nearly 200K views in under 12 hours), the band has announced their Feed the Machine Tour - a North American trek produced exclusively by Live Nation. The 44-date run will feature Daughtry supporting for all U.S. dates, as well as Toronto and Montreal, while Shaman’s Harvest will be seen on all dates. Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame icons, Cheap Trick, will be special guests for the western Canadian leg of the tour. New music and dates below...
Pixies, one of the most influential alt/rock bands of all time, will take their signature aural mix of psychedelia, dissonance, surf-rock and loud-quiet-loud on a five-week tour across North America in 2017, the first of a three-leg trek across the continent. Following stops in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the band's first-ever South African concerts, the North American tour will launch at the Fox Theatre in Pomona, CA on Friday, April 21, and will see the band playing theatres and open-air venues. There will be several special ticket pre-sales prior to the general on-sale which will begin this Friday, January 27 at 10AM local time. Log on to www.pixiesmusic.com for all pre-sale and general onsale purchasing details.
As I sit here in my office at Rock Father HQ, there's a few bottles of Robinson's Iron Maiden Trooper Beer - regular, the sold-out "Trooper 666," and the new "Red 'N' Black" Porter (which I haven't tried yet) in the cooler nearby. Is it wrong to want a sip at 8:30am? That's sorta where I'm at right now as news just hit my inbox that IRON MAIDEN is bringing The Book Of Souls World Tour back to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. After kicking off a string of 14 sold-out shows in the U.S. and Canada last February, the tour spawned a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe. Now, the tour returns - and with one of my favorite current bands in direct support: GHOST.