Archive for the 'Tour News' Category

14 May

Tool On Tour

Tool is ready to go on the road for a summer tour beginning on June 19th. Their last studio album was ‘10,000 days’ back in 2006 so it’s not like they have any new music but it will be nice to see them again. They are such a great band live. If you remember Maynard James Keenan started his winery ‘Stronghold Vineyards’ a few years back so he’s been busy with that. There are hints that a new album is underway. Here are the tour dates.

June 2010
19 – New Orleans, LA – University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena
20 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
22 – Cedar Park, TX – Cedar Park Center
23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Arena
25 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
26 – St. Charles, MO – Family Arena

July 2010
1 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center
4 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
5 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Brandt Centre
7 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
9 – Vancouver, British Columbia – GM Place
12 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

14 May

Zombie Photos From Backstage

Rob Zombie posted some pics of him and the band backstage from their Gruesome Twosome Tour with Alice Cooper. You can see more at the Roadrunner Records site.

24 Apr

The Black Crowes Double Album

On August 3rd, The Black Crowes will release their first double album of all acoustic material to celebrate their 20 year anniversary since their first album. The album is called ‘Croweology” and will be priced at the rate of a regular album. Their tour will begin on August 13th and go through to December 19th. After that, they are going on a long hiatus. Who knows if they will ever come back so see them while you can.

14 Apr

The Kottonmouth Kings New Video

On April 20th The Kottonmouth Kings are releasing a new album titled ‘Long Live The Kings’ and here is their new release ‘Mushrooms’. They will also be touring with the Insane Clown Posse through May and June.

14 Apr

70000tons Of Metal Cruise

Alright you might have already heard about the 70000tons Of Metal Cruise that’s sailing on January 24, 2011. Well if you haven’t, you’re gonna now. It’s leaving on January 24, 2011 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and won’t be coming back until 4 days later on January 28, 2011. So far the bands confirmed are Amon Amarth, Epica, Finntroll, Moonspell, Obituary, Raven, Saxon, Sodom, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Swashbuckle, Trouble, Uli Jon Roth and Witchburner. And now Bay Area greats Death Angel have been added to the list.

There will be a total of 40 bands on this cruise and with nowhere to really hide out (except your room) everyone will be hanging out together; fans and bands. Tickets start at $666 plus $249 taxes and fees per person. Check more out at

10 Apr

Buzzcocks Touring

How great is this. The Buzzcocks are heading on a North American tour beginning in Washington DC on May 11th. They recently reissued three of their albums ‘Another Music In A Different Kitchen’, ‘Love Bites’, and ‘A Different Kind Of Tension’. Sweet.

Here’s the dates they have so far.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Washington, DC Black Cat
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Thursday, May 13, 2010 New York, NY The Filmore at Irving Plaza
Friday, May 14, 2010 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Saturday, May 15, 2010 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
Monday, May 17, 2010 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Montreal, QC Le National
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Toronto, ON Opera House
Friday, May 21, 2010 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Saturday, May 22, 2010 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Sunday, May 23, 2010 Chicago, IL Double Door
Monday, May 24, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Winnepeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
Friday, May 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB New City Compound
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Calgary, AB Republik
Monday, May 31, 2010 Vancouver, BC Venue
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Friday, June 4, 2010 Oakland, CA Uptown
Saturday, June 5, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia at L.A. Live
Sunday, June 06, 2010 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
Monday, June 7, 2010 San Diego, CA House of Blues

04 Apr

Soilwork & Death Angel Touring

Swedish band Soilwork has announced a North American tour with Death Angel to begin on 7/14/10 in Virginia. Also with them will be Augury, Mutiny Within and Swashbuckle. Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid said in a statement

“We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we’ve wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don’t miss out!”

07/14/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
07/15/10 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
07/16/10 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
07/17/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
07/18/10 FouFounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
07/19/10 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
07/20/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
07/21/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
07/22/10 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
07/23/10 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
07/24/10 The Rock – Maplewood, MN
07/27/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
07/28/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
07/29/10 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
07/30/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
07/31/10 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
08/01/10 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
08/02/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
08/03/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
08/05/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
08/06/10 Ridglea Theater – Ft. Worth, TX
08/07/10 Meridian – Houston, TX
08/09/10 The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
08/10/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
08/11/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
08/12/10 Gil’s Bar and Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
08/13/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
08/14/10 Diesel Nightclub – Pittsburgh, PA
08/15/10 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT

28 Mar

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels Tour

Yep you heard that right. Starting on June 10th in West Palm Beach Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels are heading out on a 17 date tour. Tickets went on sale yesterday at LiveNation so I hope you have a couple hundred bucks!! Bret went on to say;

“There is no doubt that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my all time favorite rock and roll bands. I have been friends with them a long time, so I am honored that Skynyrd has asked me to join them on their tour this summer. I will have a chance to play all the Poison greatest hits, plus all the new solo hits including “Nothing to Lose” (featuring Miley Cyrus), songs from “Rock of Love,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and the new solo CD “Custom Built. The Lynyrd Skynyrd / Bret Michaels tour will be a summer concert celebration of awesome music, amazing fans and most important a kick ass night of rock and roll. To sum it up Lynyrd Skynyrd / Bret Michaels is a nothing but a good time summer party that will rock your world.”

Jun 10 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jun 13 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jun 17 Birmingham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jun 18 Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Jun 19 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 20 Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Jun 24 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 25 Chicago, IL* – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jun 26 St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun 27 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul 01 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Jul 02 Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C Bank Arts Centre
Jul 03 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 08 Cleveland – Blossom Music Center
Jul 09 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 10 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
Jul 11 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

19 Mar

Diana Ross Touring


On May 15th in Boston, Diana Ross will be heading out on a 17 city tour with a greatest hits show and a live string section. Here are the dates:

May 2010
15 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center
16 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
18 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
19 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars Atlantic City
25 – Bethesda, MD – Music Center at Strathmore
27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
28 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
29 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
31 – Toronto, Ontario – Roy Thomson Hall

June 2010
2 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
4 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5 – Memphis, TN – Live at the Garden
6 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
9 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
11 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
12 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery

02 Mar

PiL On Tour In North America!!!!

I can’t contain my excitement on this. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) and his band PiL (Public Image Ltd.) are coming to the states after getting back together last year. PiL started back in 1978 after the Sex Pistols broke up and put out 8 albums up to 1992 when John shut it down. So I’m happy I finally get to see them. Here are their tour dates along with their first release ‘Public Image’.

Apr. 16: Indio, Calif. (Coachella/Empire Polo Field)
Apr. 17: San Francisco, Calif. (Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center)
Apr. 20: Seattle, Wash. (Showbox at the Market)
Apr. 21: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Apr. 23: Salt Lake City, Utah (The Depot)
Apr. 24: Denver, Col. (Ogden Theatre)
Apr. 26: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theatre)
May 2: Chicago, Ill. (House of Blues)
May 4: Boston, Mass. (Royale Boston)
May 5: Boston, Mass. (Royale Boston)
May 7: Toronto, Ontario (Kool Haus)
May 8: Montreal, Quebec (Theatre L’Olympia de Montreal)
May 11: Baltimore, Md. (Rams Head Live)
May 12: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 14: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Club Zoo)

25 Feb

The Crash Test Dummies Are Back!!!

Ya you remember them. That strange song “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” that came out in the early 90’s. Well they are recording a new album titled ‘Oooh La La’ and it will be released on May 11th. After the album they will head out on a tour to support the album. Here’s that song from way back.

24 Feb

Rob Zombie News

Alright a couple things on Zombie.

Don’t forget he directed an episode of “CSI: Miami” which will air on March 1st at 8:00pm (west coast).

His recent album ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’ that came out on February 2nd (his first Hellbilly Deluxe was his first solo album and came out 12 years ago) debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart (selling 48,500 units in its first week) and is #1 on the ‘Hard Music’ chart.

Zombie will be headlining the Mayhem Festival which begins on July 10th.

04 Feb

Boy George New Single

On March 22nd, the great double chinned Boy George is releasing a new single called ‘Amazing Grace’.  Then he will be heading out on a 13 date UK tour beginning April 9th.


29 Jan

Lilith Tour 2010

Not that I ever went to it but there is going to be some great people playing in this tour.  Beginning this summer the tour will have a ton of artists including Cat Power, Corinne Bailey Rae, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, Indigo Girls, Jill Scott, Ke$ha, Loretta Lynn, Mary J. Blige and tons more.  They will be hitting most of the big cities here in the US.  More information will be coming.

11 Dec

Henry Rollins Spoken Word Tour

Early next hear Henry Rollins will be on the road again for his spoken word tour called the “Frequent Flyer Tour”. I’m not sure I would go but I have seen his spoken word shows on tv and they are pretty heavy but definitely interesting. He starts the tour on January 12th in Dublin but doesn’t come to the US until February 17th. Here are the dates for the US

17 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
18 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
19 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theater
20 – El Paso, TX – El Paso High School
21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
23 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
24 – Dallas, TX – Lakewood Theater
25 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitias
26 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
27 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater
28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

2 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol
3 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
4 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
5 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
6 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
7 – Richmond, VA – The National
9 – Washington, DC – Birchmer
10 – Washington, DC – Birchmer
11 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
16 – Bayshore, NY – Boulton Center
17 – Sommerville, MA – Sommerville Theater
18 – Portland, ME – Space 538
19 – Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
20 – Moncton, NB – Capitol Theatre
22 – Montreal, QC – Le National
23 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
24 – Kingston, ON – Sydenham St United Church
25 – Kitchener, ON – Conrad Centre
26 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
27 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
28 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
30 – State College, PA – State Theater
31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hazlett Theate

1 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage
2 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavillon
3 – Newport, KY – Historic Southgate House
4 – Lexington, KY – Buster
5 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theater
7 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater
8 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
9 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theater


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