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The End: Machine, featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown & Robert Mason, To Release Debut Album on March 22nd

The End: Machine, featuring George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown & Robert Mason, To Release Debut Album on March 22nd

Hard rock titans collide for The End: Machine, a brand-new project that features classic-era DOKKEN members George LynchJeff Pilson, and Mick Brown as well as current WARRANT singer Robert Mason. The band will be releasing their self-titled debut on March 22nd via Frontiers Music SRL.

THE END machine have premiered their first single, “Alive Today,” along with an accompanying music video via Ultimate Classic Rock.

Pre-order THE END machine’s self-titled album on CD/LP/Digital here:
http://radi.al/TheEndMachine

A limited amount of signed CDs & LPs, merch bundles, VIP Packages & more are available here:
http://pmusic.co/rw9vqM

Surely, some fans may be wondering to themselves, isn’t this just Dokken without Don Dokken? “Musically, of course there’s bound to be moments that will be reminiscent of Dokken. That’s only logical,” says bassist Jeff Pilson. “But, my guess is there will be less of that than people would expect. Some people who’ve heard it say they think it’s closer to Lynch Mob than Dokken, but really it is pretty much its own thing. We allowed ourselves to get a little deeper than either of those projects really have, while still staying extremely melodic and not being afraid of good old-fashioned guitar rock. Maybe Lynch Mob, a bit of Dokken, but then some 70’s guitar rock added in. George [Lynch] is playing fantastic on this…very inspired. Everyone is really, but George covers some new territory here and it’s very cool. Plus, the songs as compositions took on their own life, especially adding Robert [Mason] to the writing. That’s what I’m most proud of, is the way this stands on its own. It doesn’t step on our legacy together one bit, but it has it’s own personality and I think that’s important.”

“This is decidedly not me ‘stapled’ onto a DOKKEN record,” adds Mason. “I wouldn’t have been involved if that was the intent. Fans will hear bits of our styles in this collection of songs, and while reminiscent signatures are undeniable, THE END machine was purposely built to stand apart and on its own merit.”

Tracklisting:
1.Leap Of Faith
2. Hold Me Down
3. No Game
4. Bulletproof
5. Ride It
6. Burn the Truth
7. Hard Road
8. Alive Today
9. Line of Division
10. Sleeping Voices
11. Life Is Love Is Music

Catch THE END machine on tour on the U.S. West Coast this April. The itinerary is as follows:

4/04: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
04/05: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
04/06: Tucson, AZ @ Club XS

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KILL THE LIGHTS Unleash New Single and Video For “The Faceless”

KILL THE LIGHTS Unleash New Single and Video For “The Faceless”

Michael ‘Moose’ Thomas has seen it all. As a founding member of Welsh metal titans Bullet For My Valentine, he lived a rock’n’roll dream that few ever get to see with their own eyes – winning awards, selling millions of albums, touring with his idols, and playing numerous sold-out headline shows and becoming one of the biggest metal exports in UK history. After parting ways with the band he formed to focus on his family three years ago, 2019 sees the drummer extraordinaire back where he belongs in international new band Kill The Lights.

“I’m super grateful and excited to be back. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this,” grins Moose, of the new project completed by singer James Clark [Throw The Fight], guitarists Jordan Whelan [Still Remains] and Travis Montgomery [Threat Signal], and bassist Davey Richmond [Glamour Of The Kill].

“When I parted company with the old band, musically I was just sitting around doing fuck all and realised I had worked too hard and come too far to turn around,” continues Moose. “I thought I’d get in touch with Jordan and sent him a text asking, ‘Got any riffs or what?!’ Before I knew it, he had sent me 30 or 40 songs. I was like, ‘Erm, okay!’ I couldn’t believe it.”

“I’m a hobby songwriter,” explains Jordan, “which means I’m writing every day, whether it’s for a band or not. I’ve known Moose since I was a 19 year-old kid. Funnily enough, his first tour in the States was opening up for my band, then he said we should jump on a tour with them through the UK – which ended up being the Kerrang! Tour of 2006. The chemistry was there right off the bat and I knew right away this could be something that takes over the world.”

Frontman James Clark joined after auditioning on a demo of what would become the group’s debut single, ‘The Faceless’.

“We all want to do something fresh, and for me it was about exploring some of the throwback metal more like Maiden or Priest that I felt had gotten lost over the years, but in a new way, ” says the singer. “’The Faceless’ is a song for those that have spent their lives in the shadows, never felt good enough, or just struggled to fit in or feel a part of something. The song is a message to the broken… it’s time to be seen, it’s time to be heard. From darkness to light we are all the same – we are the faceless.”

The track was recorded in Blackpool with esteemed producer/mixer Colin Richardson [Slipknot, Trivium, Machine Head]. Directed by Video Ink, watch the official video for ‘The Faceless’ here

If you get the feeling Moose is making up for lost time, that’s partly because he’s learned just how loyal his fans have been over the downtime since his exit from the band he started as a 17 year-old. He’s kept his feet firmly on the ground and remains grateful for the unwavering support shown for his next creative venture.

“Fans didn’t have to stick around on my social media but they have. People have stayed with me asking what’s happening next. Metalheads have always been amazingly loyal, there’s a real community out there. I definitely think this album will surprise everyone and it’s all guns blazing for 2019 – starting with our first single and video right now. All I’ve ever wanted to do is play heavy metal and that’s all I will continue to do.”

Merging contemporary metal with very classic British influences, Kill The Lights are a tornado of neck-snapping rhythms and skyscraper chorus hooks, determined to make 2019 their own. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

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Sevendust Release For Video For “Unforgiven” In Support of ‘All I See Is War’

Sevendust Release For Video For “Unforgiven” In Support of ‘All I See Is War’

Heavy metal legends Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for the latest song released from their 12th studio album, All I See Is War. “Unforgiven” is set in a post-apocalyptic world created from an idea by director Scott Hansen presented to the band. The concept is the world is rebuilding and the youth will be the ones to keep mankind going long after the adults are no longer around, a message that has been shared throughout society for decades. The video can be seen below!

“The ‘Unforgiven’ video was a great experience for me. I loved working with everyone on that shoot. It was like being in a movie for real and I hope we can do something like that again,” explains vocalist Lajon Witherspoon.

The latest song comes from the band’s Rise Records’ debut All I See Is War that was released in May. All I See Is War received critical acclaim with the Associated Press raving: “There are some people who sneer at hard rockers Sevendust, expressing dislike for the metal band for its lighter tones and stylistic changes. To which we respectfully say: blow it out your ears.” All I See Is War is now available everywhere and fans can head to https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/AISIW to find out more information or to order a copy. The new album was recorded last Fall and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge; Tremonti; Slash; and others.

Sevendust recently wrapped a successful tour of the United States opening for Clutch. On December 1st, the band will make a long-heralded return to the United Kingdom for a week of headline dates. Sevendust will close out 2018 with 3 hometown shows in Atlanta at The Masquerade on December 28th, December 29th and December 31st. The New Year’s Eve show will also feature the band performing their iconic album Home in its entirety. Fans can go to www.sevendust.com for more information on the tour, VIP packages and ticket purchase links to all shows.

In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. For their twelfth full-length and first release for Rise Records All I See Is War, the quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—did the best thing they could possibly do to combat all of the division in the streets and on social media; they went and made a Sevendust record—just bigger, ballsier, and bolder than before. A trifecta of now-classic gold albums—Sevendust [1997], Home [1999], and Animosity [2001]— ignited their journey. Known as an equally intense and unforgettable live force, they’ve consistently packed houses around the world and decimated stages everywhere from Rock on the Range and Woodstock to OZZfest and Shiprocked! 2015’s Kill The Flaw represented a high watermark. Bowing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, it scored their highest debut on the respective chart since 2010 and marked their fifth consecutive Top 10 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most impressively, the lead single “Thank You” garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, a career first. All I See Is War represents yet another new beginning.

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Raise The Game: Udo Dirkschneider On Life, Music & Forging U.D.O.’s ‘Steelfactory’

Raise The Game: Udo Dirkschneider On Life, Music & Forging U.D.O.’s ‘Steelfactory’

The Unstoppable Udo Dirkschneider

After more than 40 years in the business and with a renowned breakthrough in the early 80’s with ACCEPT behind him, as well as several million records sold worldwide, Udo Dirkschneider remains one of the biggest rock legends in the business. Along the way, U.D.O. enjoyed more than two decades in the spotlight. Regardless of changes in the metal scene or the U.D.O. lineup, the band never deviated from Dirkschneider’s vision of serving up traditional balls-to-the-wall, no-nonsense heavy metal. As an artist, Dirkschneider remains as driven today as he was in the early days of his career. After honoring the classic ACCEPT songs live with his other project DIRKSCHNEIDER over the last several years, he has already penned what will prove to be the next exciting chapter in his already legendary career. U.D.O’s “Steelfactory,“ an unrelentingly powerful album, will be unleashed on August 31, 2018 via AFM Records / Soulfood Music. Influenced by the past Dirkschneider shows, the songs on “Steelfactory” deliver the anthemic songs his devoted fanbase craves. With its earthy handmade sound – with the help of danish producer Jacob Hansen – “Steelfactory“ catches the spirit of the age. The current (core) band lineup is working and playing together successfully for many years, like a good family business: Udo, Udo’s son Sven Dirkschneider (drums), bass player Fitty Wienhold and guitarist Andrey Smirnov.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with living legend Udo Dirkschneider to discuss is life in music, the challenges he’s faced along the way and bringing U.D.O.’s fiery new album, ‘Steelfactory’ to the masses!

You’ve been in the music business for decades. Where did the journey begin for you musically?

How music first came into my life was through my parents. They listened to a lot of Elvis Presley and stuff like that — rock and roll music! I liked that and, of course, The Beatles came and the Rolling Stones. When I was 14, I started playing keyboards. I started making music with Michael Wagener. The reason I started making music was because of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley! When we started composing songs, I was about 17 or 18 years old. It was called hard rock and not heavy metal. Heavy metal came in the ‘80s. As I said, I started with the Beatles but when the Rolling Stones came they brought a style that was much harder, aggressive, dirtier or whatever you want to call it. There was also Jimi Hendrix or the B-side of Sweet that brought really heavy rock stuff. Then Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Deep Purple came! That is when I said, “This is the type of music I would like to do!”

Tell us about the first time you stepped on stage.

That was so long ago! [laughs] I think it was in 1969 when we were playing in a small club in my hometown in Germany. It was a show that was like 40 minutes. There may have been 30 people or whatever but that was the first show I ever did! We did some cover stuff from Black Sabbath and already we had two or three of their own songs. We had “Free Me Now” from the first Accept album and “Sound of War.” We started very early composing our own stuff because we didn’t like to play too much cover stuff. It was so long ago!

There have been milestones for you along the way!

Yeah, what can I say! A lot of things have happened! The breakthrough for me was in Europe when Accept was on the Judas Priest tour after the “Breaker” album. Then it was the breakthrough worldwide in America, Canada and Japan with the “Balls To The Walls” album. There have been so many things that have happened through the years. Sometimes I wonder to myself how I’m still doing it after over 40 years! [laughs]

You’re known for an amazing command of the crowd. That doesn’t happen overnight. When did you come into your own as a frontman?

Yeah! To be honest, in the beginning I hated my voice. I would say that really started with the “Breaker” album from Accept. That’s when we started having a concert on stage and making it entertaining. You feel more comfortable if you know exactly what you’re doing. We were learning a lot from Judas Priest in 1981 on the long European tour. It was very entertaining, and I was learning. I think the whole band was! When we came for the first time to America in 1984, we started touring with KISS. They taught us a lot about bringing entertainment on stage, you know? What we are doing on stage is entertaining people and you feel more comfortable when you are entertaining.

Music is a hard business to make a living. What lessons did you learn early that helped chart the rest of your career?

Let’s put it this way, in the beginning there was a lot of fighting with record companies! [laughs] They want to put you in one direction and, also, I was a really tough guy in those days! [laughs] I was doing everything before we had the right management. I would say, “I want to do this” and I kept going on. I knew exactly what I wanted, and I think that helped a lot!

What are the keys to longevity in a business like this one?

Be down to Earth and, like I said, do what you believe! People often ask me what keeps me going on and I tell them that I’m still having fun doing this. I think that’s the most important thing!

Where do you look for inspiration?

You know, I was never good at sitting down and saying, “OK, let’s make an album like this … ” I think I was lucky to always have the right people around me, especially now with U.D.O. they are coming up with good ideas and it’s always interesting to create songs! We never focused on only one idea, so we never run out of ideas! I think that is a good thing!

U.D.O. – Udo’s son Sven Dirkschneider (drums), Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Andrey Smirnov and bass player Fitty Wienhold.

You’re busier than ever! In fact, you have a new U.D.O. record, “Steelfactory,” headed our way. What made now the perfect time for the release?

We’ve been on tour with Dirkschneider only playing Accept songs for nearly three years. It was not planned. In the beginning, we had planned to do maybe 10 or 15 of the exclusive shows in Europe but then the whole thing exploded! For me it was unexpected, but it showed me what the people really wanted to hear! It just kept going on and on and on from one tour plan to another. And then we started composing and recording the new U.D.O. album, “Steelfactory,” in between touring or when we had a break. We just sat down and started working on new songs. Now, we have two more shows to go after nearly 300 shows with Dirkschneider! Next, we tour with U.D.O. for the new album! I’m really looking forward to this! I feel healthy and I have a lot of fun doing this, so I like to be on tour and doing live shows.

How does this new album compare to past U.D.O. albums?

If you look at all the U.D.O. albums, in a way, every album is a little bit different. Sometimes it’s more melodic, sometimes there are more keyboards and sometimes it’s more aggressive. For me, the most aggressive album we did was “Timebomb.” It’s always a little different. I never sit down and say, “Now we have to make an album ‘Animal House’ or ‘Unholy.’” I never know what’s coming out when we start a new album. I will say this new album has a good mixture! There is nearly everything on it from ballads to midtempo to up-tempo to fast songs and a lot of harmonies and solos. There are even big choirs. There’s a lot of different stuff! I’m really happy with the results of the new album. In Europe, we got a really, really great reaction on this, so hopefully we will have the same experience in America. I hope they like the album!

Tell us about how the songs took shape?

I wanted to take it a little bit back to the roots with this one. In the old days, where the record company still had enough money to give you to do this, they had pre-production. With the last few albums, “Decadent” and “Steelhammer,” there was a lot of composing over the internet. It was a process of sending links back and forth to each other. This time I said, “No! This time we go into the studio!” My son has a studio, which is also our rehearsal room. We sat there for two weeks and everybody came up with ideas. We were working face-to-face, jamming and stuff like that! That was definitely a more creative way of doing things than doing them over the Internet. It was a big challenge. To get everybody together and rocking as a team is the most important thing! We will definitely do more of that in the future. Everybody in the band said that when we start working on the next album, we will do the same thing again.

Jacob Hansen (Volbeat) served as the producer on “Steelfactory.” What did he bring to the table?

Jacob worked a little bit on “Decadent” and “Steelhammer” and also our “Navy Metal Night” stuff. He always said, “I would like to produce an album for U.D.O.” We were sitting together and he said, “Some of these ideas are very, very good. It’s like old school metal!” I said, “Yes!” [laughs] He said, “The whole thing needs a modern sound.” I think, in the end, that was the result! He did a fantastic job and I’m really happy. I can say this could happen that we work with Jacob on the next album.

You and your son, Sven, have worked together for some time. What does he bring out in your creatively?

With my son, what can I say, he is from a completely different generation musically. He is 24 years old. When we were working on the songs it was the new generation coming up with some ideas. I don’t always like those ideas, to be honest. It’s very modern stuff. So, I say, “Maybe we can do the arrangement like this, this and this.” The same is true with Andre, who is 34 years old. It’s very interesting to see these different generations. Fitty [Winehold] and I are the older guys! [laughs] We are there to keep the basics! It was very interesting working with them only songs and the ideas.

You have your eye on the future. What do you have in store for the fans?

Yes! Now, as I was saying, we have two more shows to do with Dirkschneider and then we start rehearsing for the tour. We start the tour in Russia at the end of October for four weeks. We have a small break in December and then in the middle of January we start to tour in Europe. I know that they are already working on some American stuff, so maybe that will fall directly after the European tour. We could be coming directly to America in April or after the summer. I don’t know for sure, but I do know we are definitely coming!

U.D.O.’s ‘Steelfactory’ will be released on August 31st, 2018.

There are many things that can be said for the state of the music industry. What excites you about its current state?

The good thing is social media. You can spread around news in seconds! This is a very good thing. The not so good is we are not selling as many CDs anymore. It’s not something that affects me greatly. I have a huge back catalogue and I can tour worldwide but the same is not true for new bands. It’s much harder these days to make a living of it and continue. Most of these bands also have a normal job and then take their holidays for touring. They cannot make a living of it. For a professional musician, it’s not easy to keep going on as a band.

What has it been like to be able to connect with your fans on a worldwide level?

It’s been very interesting to talk to fans. I have always liked doing meet and greets. I like to ask them what they like and don’t like. I think it’s very important to know what your fans are thinking about the whole thing. That connection is very important! You can’t be a big rockstar that not give a shit about anything! No, no, no, no! This is very important to be connected with the people!

What is the best lesson we can take from your journey as an artist?

To learn my story, you must listen to the music. I always say to write songs that you can remember and sing-along. Don’t make them really complicated. This is sometimes much harder than making complicated songs! For example, when I am on tour with Dirkschneider and play “I’m A Rebel” from 1979, the young people also know this song. That is very interesting to me. The same is true of “Balls To The Walls” or Metal Heart.” “Balls To The Walls” is 34 or 35 years old but the young people are singing along with this song! That means you have created a truly memorable song! I always tell young people, “Believe in yourself and believe what you are doing.” I think that’s the most important thing!

Thanks for your time today, Udo! I wish you continued success!

Thank you, Jason! I look forward to seeing you at the show in America! I’m looking forward to coming back to America and I hope the people like the new album, “Steelfactory.”

For all the latest news and tour dates for Udo Dirkschneider, visit his official website at www.udo-online.com. Connect with him on social media via Facebook! U.D.O.’s ‘Steelfactory’ will be released on August 31st, 2018 via AFM Records.

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ALL I SEE IS WAR: Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon On Making Their New Album!

ALL I SEE IS WAR: Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon On Making Their New Album!

In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated, gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. A trifecta of now-classic gold albums—’Sevendust’ [1997], ‘Home’ [1999], and ‘Animosity’ [2001]— ignited their journey. Known as an equally intense and unforgettable live force, they’ve consistently packed houses around the world and decimated stages everywhere from Rock on the Range and Woodstock to OZZfest and Shiprocked! 2015’s ‘Kill The Flaw’ represented a high watermark. Bowing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, it scored their highest debut on the respective chart since 2010 and marked their fifth consecutive Top 10 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most impressively, the lead single “Thank You” garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, a career first.

In 2018, the band stands ready to unveil the latest chapter in their already rich history — ‘All I See Is War.’ For their twelfth full-length and first release for Rise Records, the quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—did the best thing they could possibly do to combat all of the division in the streets and on social media — they simply made a Sevendust record. The journey to the new album started a year before, when the boys began to discuss what would become their next offering. Instead of diving right in, they took advantage of an eight-month writing process, which proved to be a breath of fresh air. After sessions in their native Atlanta and at Lowery’s spot in St. Louis, the group headed down to Orlando in order to record at Studio Barbarosa with Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Trivium, Slash]. Over the years, they maintained a friendship with the producer amplified by the praises of longtime comrades Alter Bridge and Connolly whose Projected utilized his mixing talents on their debut. It was a match made in rock ‘n’ roll heaven as the band and producer immediately began to gel and vibe with each other on a highly creative level. ‘All I See Is War’ is proof-positive that, even with 20 years together as a band, Sevendust is showing no signs of slowing down. The new album is as powerful and captivating as the albums that introduced them to the world at the start of their career and, by all accounts, they’re just getting warmed up!

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Lajon Witherspoon as Sevendust prepares to embark on a headline tour in support of ‘All I See Is War.’ The charismatic frontman offers up a look inside the making of their 12th studio album, the challenges they faced along the way and what the future might hold for them in the years to come!

You’ve come a long way from your humble beginnings to a true rock star. I wanted to go back to the earlier years to start. What went into finding your creative voice as a young man?

Ya know, I think what really started it was church. Growing up, I was in the church choir and I would get that same feeling of nervous energy that I still get before we go on stage today. I guess it’s a thing you need but also that you crave. So, I started with the choir and when I was in high school, I continued on. I almost did show choir, but I was like, “Wait, we have to dance too? That’s a little too much!” [laughs] I think that it what started to mold me. I also grew up seeing my father playing music and being a singer. I think that is what really focused me. It helped mold me. It made me want to do a lot of singing and not be afraid to show my voice. I didn’t have the best voice, but it helped me realize that you don’t have to have the best voice if you have conviction and meaning. If you have that, people are going to get it, understand it and feel it! That’s what you want; you want people to feel it!

By all accounts, you’re known as one of the best frontmen in rock. You have the rare ability to truly command a crowd and bring the live show to the next level. When do you feel you came into your own in that role?

I don’t know, thank you for saying that, but I think there is still so much room to grow! That’s a good question though. I think the energy from the beautiful friends and family out there is what I truly feed off of. They command me to make sure that I command the stage. Too many voices out there can’t do it, so I guess one has too! [laughs]

You’re a guy who never slows down. What fuels your creative fire these days?

Wow! Ya know what? What fuels it today is continuing to be relevant in this industry. We were recently able to sign a new record deal with Rise Records! Thank the Lord for them coming along to be in our lives. I think that put a spark under the band. That goes for me and the rest of the guys in the band. This is something that we had promised that we were going to continue. I’m praying that with Rise, we go down a different avenue that we haven’t been down in a long time. We are really excited about the adventure with these guys!

The new record is ‘All I See is War.’ What does the title mean to you and the band?

We didn’t realize it until the end of this album, but we said “war” a lot though the course of it. We say, “All I see is war…” within the song “Dirty.” Funny enough, in this world today, war is a big part of what is going on. I think about the times when I was a kid and how you really only read about old wars. Growing up today, war is going on and it’s been going on for a while. At the same time, I feel it’s a play on words. I don’t want to get too political with it but, with the album art, you see the kids playing and still trying to have fun but behind them is fire. For me personally, I feel like that’s what’s going on. I think people can take it and go with it however they would like.

What can you tell us about the headspace the band was in going into the creative process for this record? Was there anything you were excited to accomplish this time around?

Yeah! Working with Elvis! [aka producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette] I couldn’t wait, man! Personally, we had been talking about it for years! I was so excited, and I really didn’t know what to expect or what it would be like! The first night, when I flew into Orlando, I went to his home and it was really exciting. We were the first band to ever be invited to live with him at the studio, where the house is at. Immediately, there was an incredible vibe! Working with him every day was great. I never felt like, “Oh man, I don’t feel like I want to go into the studio today.” It was an experience to watch him work! It was a true pleasure! Creatively, Elvis is good all around. He’s a guitar player, singer and a writer. He’s a really cool dude and the kind of guy you’d like to hang out with in addition to working with. For me, Elvis was easy. Working with him was never hard. We feed off of each other really well. The ideas flowed back and forth very easily. You know how it is, sometimes you just click with somebody and have a good workflow. I’m not saying that other producer’s we’ve worked with didn’t have it, but this was something different! With that said, I’d love to work with him again. It was an easy process and we fed off each other! Everyone was in a great headspace. I mean, it was great to be able to go to sleep in this big, beautiful home and wake up and go right to the studio! We were there a little over 30 days and we broke trail maybe once or twice. I remember one night we went out. Our big night out was to Taco Bell and McDonald’s! [laughs] We were so excited. It was like, “It’s Friday Night!!!” [laughs] My point is that we go to work, man! This album was really important to us. Every album is important to us but it’s an important time for us and we really had a good time doing it.

What do you consider the biggest challenges you faced during the creation of this album?

Honestly, it was figuring out what songs to pick! Going into it, I think there were over 50 songs that we had to whittle down to an album’s worth of material. That was hard, but fun! Getting down to the wire, at the very end of the process, it was a difficult thing to figure out what songs weren’t going to make the album. The last days of being in the studio were tough. There were moments of “What should we do here?” or “Should we change this?” or “Is it too late to change that?” Other than that, it was a great experience from start to finish! I mean, come on, there was a pool and a hot tub at the house, it was in Florida, the weather was beautiful every day! Even when it was cold, it wasn’t cold! Are you kidding me! [laughs] How could it have not been great! [laughs] When we get together, it’s the best. When you have so many writers, everyone plays a really cool part. Everyone in the band can sing and everyone can write, so it tends to make things a little easier. For me, it’s cool because if I’m having problem with something, someone else in the band can say, “Oh, try this out here…” or “What do you think about this?” There is always something there and something to dig! I think we kind of push each other. It’s always a creative process. You have good days and you have bad days, but we always find a way to come together musically, if that makes sense!

What made “Dirty” the right choice for a lead single for the new album?

Wow! Let’s see, inquiring minds want to know! [laughs] I think “Dirty” is a great lead-off song, and the whole team behind us now felt the song was the one that best representations of what’s going on right now. With that said, there are so many other songs that I can’t wait for everyone to hear! It’s funny because “Dirty” was one of the first songs that we wrote in Atlanta, Georgia. We went down there and put it together. That was one of the first! That makes me feel good because first impressions mean a lot! That’s what was going on and that’s what we were feeling! I’m glad that other people got that too!

That’s very cool to here. That’s one of the things I love about your band. It’s more than a band, it’s a brotherhood!

Yeah, man. I appreciate that. It’s crazy. Now, we have families and our own lives. Sevendust is a part of it, of course. I remember, years and years ago, saying “Wouldn’t it be crazy if we had kids and wives and they came out on the road and were at our shows?” Sure enough, that’s happening! [laughs] What a beautiful dream come true! I think that this is something we were destined to do and are very blessed to be a part of. I could never take it for granted! Like you said, we are brothers but, more importantly, we are family!

You will be kicking off a new tour in support of “All I See Is War” very shortly. What goes into putting your tours together these days?

That’s a good question, man. I’m trying to get in that headspace right now! It’s funny because we are trying to pick the set list right now and a lighting show is getting put together, which is exciting. We will rehearse here in a couple of weeks and get it all together! We have been off the road for a while and only done a few shows here and there, but I think once you get back out there, that’s when it gets real! I mean, it’s getting REAL right now! [laughs] Once you leave the house and get on the bus, it’s real! The first show is April 20th with us and Five Finger Death Punch and some other bands. That’s when it really hits you and you start hitting it! [laughs] It’s exciting and I can’t wait to get out there, share new music, get back in the faces and start rocking again. We have all these big festivals, along with 18 headlining shows for this new album. It’s a blessing!

One of the other cool things about your shows is the mix of people from all walks of life and all ages. There are die-hards who’ve been there from day one and new faces as well. There are plenty of people just now discovering your back catalog of work and that leads to my next question. What’s a good spot for them to jump in? Any particular songs, maybe lesser known, that they might start exploring?

Oh my God! What a crazy question, man! There’s like a thousand songs! Let’s see! Ya know, the album “Seasons” is absolutely one of my favorite albums. That was with Butch Walker. That’s a good one to ease you into it! We were doing some crazy stuff, but it was awesome! “Time Travelers and Bonfires” was fun. That was an acoustic version of what we were doing. There are so many things out there. It’s funny, I go to my favorite little restaurant that my family and I hang out and they have a jukebox thing in there. There are over 100 and some Sevendust songs on that thing! [laughs] I’m like, “Holy cow, we need to calm down a little bit!” [laughs] But yeah, definitely check out “Seasons.” We were young, and the songs are still powerful!

We’ve talked a lot about the past and present today, but where do you see Sevendust headed in the future?

I don’t know, man! Hopefully with a couple of Grammys! [laughs] Definitely touring and hopefully getting bigger. I think there is still so much room to grow. I see us building more overseas, for sure. With this new label in place, we can explore some different avenues and that’s one of the ones I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to get back overseas and build. I also can’t wait to get back in the studio again! Like I said, I’d love to work with Elvis again. I’m already excited about doing other stuff, even though “All I See Is War” isn’t even out yet! I can’t wait to tour this! I think there is so much more left in us as a band. In a lot of ways, it feels like the beginning again in a sense.

You released a solo single last year titled, “Love Song.” What was that experience like for you and does this mean we are inching ever closer to a Lajon Witherspoon solo album?

Yeah, man. That’s funny you ask that. It was fun to do that and cool to see the feedback. Everyone was excited about it. Actually, that is still in the making right now. I’m talking with a very well-known artist and writer that I think a lot of people would be excited that I’ll be working with. When everything slows down again with Sevendust, I will wrap my head around that again. I’m excited about that, so, yeah, that’s still in the making!

Do you have a particular vision for what this solo album might be?

I want to go Jimi Hendrix, bell bottoms, afro… [laughs] No, I’m just kidding! [laughs] Ya know, I’d like to keep it in the rock genre but maybe not as heavy but still heavy at times. That’s what I do! It’s just a different side of it. It’s just like the song I put out there, “Love Song.” It’s kind of what I do, but just a different blend of it!

Fair enough! Getting back to Sevendust and everything you have created, what’s the best lesson we can take from your journey?

Woo! I’ll tell you what, young men and young women out there, as an artist, stay true to your art. All that is great but also be a businessman or businesswoman. Try to be at least. Try to keep your hands and eyes on all of that. It took us a long time to learn that. I think we are still learning but I would hope I have a better grasp on it these days! [laughs] That’s something that you have to do, man. You have to watch out for what’s going on because if you don’t, no one else really will. That’s some advice! Again, stay true to your art and be passionate! It’s so funny, I’m thinking back on when we got a record deal, 20 something years ago. We said, “Yeah, we made it!” When I think about it now, I’m like, “Oh my God, it was before the beginning and we thought we had made it!” What a dream come true to sign a record deal and tour the world. After all these years, like I was saying earlier, to sign a record deal again and have that feeling all over again. It’s the feeling of “Wow, there is someone who wants to be behind this and help us to continue this journey that we’ve been on and maybe take it to the next level. It’s a good thing, man!

That’s so awesome to hear! Well, you guys keep pushing forward and we will always be out here waving the flag for you!

Thank you, brother! I appreciate that! It’s great to talk to you again! Talk to you soon!

For all the latest news and tour dates for Sevendust, visit their official website at www.sevendust.comAll I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11th via Rise Records.

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Iron Maiden Celebrate Release of ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ With Free Online Screening Event!

Iron Maiden Celebrate Release of ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ With Free Online Screening Event!

BMG will release IRON MAIDEN’s The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter on November 17th in the U.S. [through Warner Music rest of world] This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during The Book Of Souls World Tour, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download full details below.

The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will premiere on YouTube on Saturday, November 11 @ 7pm GMT- as a thank you to all our loyal fans around the world we’re streaming the entire concert film for free. Grab some beers, hook up your best speakers and enjoy The Book Of Souls tour from the comfort of your own sofa.

Go to www.youtube.com/ironmaiden to experience this awesome show!

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from The Book Of Souls, the band’s most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favorites.

Steve comments, “We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favorites as Donington or Wacken.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, “The Book Of Souls World Tour was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and U.K. tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to The Book of Souls release.

“On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”

The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:

If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The album will replicate The Book Of Souls original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.

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Iron Maiden To Release ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ On November 17th!

Iron Maiden To Release ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ On November 17th!

BMG has announced the release of IRON MAIDEN’s The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter on November 17th in the U.S. [through Warner Music rest of world] This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during The Book Of Souls World Tour, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans.The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from The Book Of Souls, the band’s most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favorites.

Steve comments, “We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favorites as Donington or Wacken.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, “The Book Of Souls World Tour was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and U.K. tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to The Book of Souls release.

“On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”

More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com
shortly.

The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:

If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The album will replicate The Book Of Souls original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.

 

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Iron Maiden Returns To North America With “The Book Of Souls” Tour In 2017!

Iron Maiden Returns To North America With “The Book Of Souls” Tour In 2017!

IRON MAIDEN’s hugely successful The Book Of Souls World Tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe.

First night reviews from Ft Lauderdale called it “…a full-throttle, devil-may-care performance that thrilled a sold-out BB&T Center” (Sun Sentinel) with Revolver magazine reporting how the band’s legendary mascot Eddie dominated the Maya-themed stage: “From a walking zombie towering over band members during the set, to being featured on a host of back-drops and huge blow-up figures – the quintessential symbol was omnipresent for the entire show” including Eddie having his heart literally ripped out of his chest and hurled into the crowd by singer Bruce Dickinson!

The full list of dates:

JUN 03 – BRISTOW, VA – JIFFY LUBE LIVE

JUN 04 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – WELLS FARGO CENTER

JUN 07 – NEWARK, NJ – PRUDENTIAL CENTER

JUN 09 – CHARLOTTE, NC – PNC MUSIC PAVILION

JUN 11 – TAMPA, FL – AMALIE ARENA

JUN 13 – NASHVILLE, TN – BRIDGESTONE ARENA

JUN 15 – CHICAGO, IL – HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER

JUN 16 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – XCEL ENERGY CENTER

JUN 19 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – CHESAPEAKE ARENA

JUN 21 – HOUSTON, TX – TOYOTA CENTER

JUN 23 – DALLAS, TX – AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

JUN 24 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – AT&T CENTER

JUN 27 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM – ISLETA AMPHITHEATER

JUN 28 – PHOENIX, AZ – TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA

JUL 01 – SAN BERNARDINO, CA – SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER*

JUL 03 – LAS VEGAS, NV – T-MOBILE ARENA

JUL 05 – OAKLAND, CA – ORACLE ARENA

JUL 07 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – USANA AMPHITHEATER

JUL 09 – LINCOLN, NE – PINNACLE BANK ARENA

JUL 11 – KANSAS CITY, MO – SPRINT CENTER

JUL 12 – ST LOUIS, MO – HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER

JUL 15 – TORONTO, CANADA – BUDWEISER STAGE

JUL 16 – QUEBEC CITY, CANADA – VIDEOTRON CENTRE

JUL 19 – MANSFIELD, MA – XFINITY CENTER

JUL 21 – BROOKLYN, NY – BARCLAYS CENTER

Steve Harris commented; “We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour. We had always planned to go back there and to the UK as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible!

So this year we’re able to reach many more cities in America, including a return to places Maiden haven’t played for many, many years like Lincoln Nebraska, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Oakland California. We also welcome playing in Brooklyn for the first time.

We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals. Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet so as we want to give them the same Book Of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!”

Tickets start going on-sale Friday, January 27 check www.ironmaiden.com for market specific info. As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can also be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.

IRON MAIDEN are delighted to welcome Ghost http://ghost-official.com/ as their Special Guests for the North American leg of The Book Of Souls World Tour.

*There will also be some further bands added to the show at San Bernardino.

After great feedback to last year’s North American trial of the concept, Maiden fans will again be able to enjoy a TROOPER VIP Upgrade package that will allow them early access to the venue, a pile of TROOPER goodies and MAIDEN swag, TROOPER beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. The upgrade packages are available at US$199 from www.troopervip.com. The concert ticket must be purchased separately.

For the 2017 shows Maiden will once again, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a partial paperless ticketing system in as many venues as possible, which they have been successfully doing since 2010 and has worked well in lessening the ticketing scalping and drain of the prime tickets into the Secondary Ticketing sites.

The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No. 1 spot in over 40 countries around the world and No. 4 in the U.S.A.

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Daniel Lioneye To Release ‘VOL III’ On August 19th Via The End Records

Daniel Lioneye To Release ‘VOL III’ On August 19th Via The End Records

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The End Records is pleased to announce the upcoming studio album from Daniel Lioneye, set for release August 19. Featuring members of HIM, Daniel Lioneye (“The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”) returns after eight years to deliver VOL III, which boasts a seamless blend between rock, psych metal and black metal. The first single “Ravensong” just premiered with Revolver and is available now for download and streamingCLICK HERE to listen on Revolver!

Says guitarist and vocalist Linde, “VOL III is heavier, with more fuzzy guitars, more singing, and less growling. The drumming is very ‘metal.’” He jokes, “You can actually hear the vocals on this album.”

Vol. III Tracklisting:
1. Messier 0
2. Blood On The Floor
3. Break It Or Heal It
4. License To Defile
5. Ravensong
6. Alright
7. Baba Satanas
8. Aetherside
9. Dancing With The Dead
10. Oh God In Your Great Mercy
11. Mathematics Of The Storm
12. Neolithic Way (2016)

Pre-Order Today!

 

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About Daniel Lioneye:
When formed in 2001, Daniel Lioneye originally consisted of Ville Valo (HIM) on drums, Mige (HIM) on bass and Linde (HIM) on guitar and vocals. That year, they released The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Finland and Germany, a ‘tongue in cheek’ psychedelic stoner rock album. Performing festival shows in Finland under the name ‘Daniel Lioneye And The Joint Rollers,’ their music soon reached international audiences when the title track of the album was selected as the theme song for Bam Margera’s MTV show, Viva La Bam. In 2006, “The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was the most played Finnish song in the world (right after Sibelius, of course).

In 2008, Linde wanted to do a Daniel Lioneye album completely different than the last. The follow-up album, simply titled VOL II (The End Records), was an extreme rock n’ roll album much heavier than their first, quite noticeably influenced by black metal. The album represented everyday life- divorce, dealing with difficult situations and people, cannabis psychosis, extreme nightmares, self-realization, sex, moving on, standing up for yourself, anger management and the universe.

Now, Daniel Lioneye has teamed up yet again with The End Records (US) to release VOL III, an album that is, in many ways, a combination of their previous two. Basking in magnetic glow of the northern lights, this album deals with an existential crisis- depression, disappointment, being lost, meaninglessness.

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Like A Storm “Break Free” with Fourth Single From Latest Release ‘Awaken the Fire’

Like A Storm “Break Free” with Fourth Single From Latest Release ‘Awaken the Fire’

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New Zealand rockers, Like A Storm, have once again set a new career milestone for themselves. Their latest single “Break Free” has moved in to the Top 30 at Active Rock radio. This is the fourth single in a row from their critically acclaimed album, Awaken the Fire, to reach the Rock Top 30. The song landed at #28 this week with a bullet. A music video for “Break Free” will be released in the near future.

“’Break Free’ is a song born from a pretty dark chapter of our lives, when we had to really dig deep both personally and as a band. So it is incredibly symbolic to have it now getting played on the radio all over the U.S.,” explains Matt Brooks.

Like A Storm are no strangers to the charts – their track “Love the Way You Hate Me” became number one of the biggest rock station in North America for five weeks, making them the highest-charting New Zealand rock act in US radio history. They also made waves on the Active Rock charts with previous singles “Wish You Hell” and “Become The Enemy.”

Like A Storm are currently on tour with Hinder through the beginning of July before performing a string of headline dates through the western US.  Tour dates can be seen on their website:http://www.likeastorm.com/#!tour/cjg9

Like A Storm is regarded as one of the most prolific new acts on the rock circuit. The Auckland-bred brothers— Chris Brooks [lead vocals, guitar, didgeridoo, keys/programming], Matt Brooks [vocals, lead guitar, keys/programming], and Kent Brooks [bass, vocals, keys/programming] — came to the United States knowing no one, and have built a devoted fan-base through their tireless tour schedule. The addition of L.A-based Zach Wood on drums rounds out the line-up. Like A Storm write, perform, record and produce all of their own albums.

Website: www.likeastorm.com

Twitter: @likeastorm

Facebook: facebook.com/likeastorm

Instagram: @likeastorm

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/officiallikeastorm

2016 Summer Tour Dates for Like A Storm:

DATE CITY VENUE
June 7th Binghamton, NY Magic City Music Hall*
June 8th Boston, MA Royale*
June 10th Marletta, OH Adelphia Music Hall*
June 13th Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre*
June 14th Flint, MI The Machine Shop*
June 16th Madison, WI Majestic Theatre*
June 17th Sioux Falls, SD The District*
June 18th Springfield, IL Boondocks Pub*
June 20th Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep*
June 21st Boulder, CO Fox Theatre*
June 22nd Grand Junction, CO Independence Ballroom*
June 24th Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
June 25th Reno, NV Cargo*
June 26th Pasadena, CA The Rose (Pasadena)*
June 28th Modesto, CA Fat Cat Music House & Lounge*
June 29th San Diego, CA House of Blues*
July 1st Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon*
July 2nd San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House*
July 3rd Phoenix, AZ MIM Music Theater
July 14th Cadott, WI Rock Fest
July 16th Casper, WY Casper Events Center
July 19th Billings, MT Pub Station
July 20th Butte, MT Butte Depot
July 22nd Boise, ID Knitting Factory – Boise
July 23rd Spokane, WA Knitting Factory – Spokane

*= with Hinder

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