Volbeat returns to North America on April 3rd for a tour of the U.S that brings the Danish quartet coast-to-coast. The run begins at The Fillmore in Denver, CO, and will wrap the second week of May on the East Coast with Trivium and Digital Summer supporting.
The band will arrive on North American shores on the heels of their first Grammy Nomination in the Best Metal Performance category for “Room 24” (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond). Alongside this industry honor, Volbeat has become a staple at Active Rock radio, cementing the band’s relevance with five consecutive #1 singles at the format. The most recent “Lola Montez” follows “The Hangman’s Body Count” which held on to the top spot for five weeks, and prior chart toppers “Warrior’s Call,” “Still Counting” and “Heaven Nor Hell.”
In the U.S., Volbeat’s most recent album release via Republic Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has exceeded 200,000 copies sold, while overseas the title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums, and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Volbeat’s fifth album, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band’s home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in The United States. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
The upcoming tour marks Volbeat’s fourth visit to North American this album cycle, and follows an excursion as headliners of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour in August and September, 2013. This past year, the band has been one of the largest touring draws on the European continent headlining both festivals and a arena tour, and they appeared at the major Japanese festival Summer Sonic 2013 in both Tokyo and Osaka. Cumulatively, Volbeat has performed for over a million fans since the current album was released. Confirmed appearances for Spring, 2014 include:
4/03 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
4/04 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort
4/06 Anaheim, CA The Grove
4/08 Modesto, CA Modesto Centre Plaza
4/09 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
4/10 Medford, OR Medford Armory
4/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
4/13 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
4/14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
4/15 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
4/17 Fargo, ND The Venue
4/18 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
4/19 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center
4/21 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
4/22 Cleveland, OH The Agora
4/23 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
4/27 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
4/28 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
5/01 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
5/05 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
5/06 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
5/08 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
5/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
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'Sanford and Son' premiered on this day in 1972 on NBC.
The show was based on the British sitcom "Steptoe and Son." Adapted by Norman Lear, the show starred comedian Redd Foxx and ran for 6 seasons. Known for its edgy racial humor, running gags, and catchphrases, it was considered NBC's answer to CBS's "All in the Family."
The iconic theme music was composed by the legdary Quincy Jones. Titled "The Streetbeater," the song was released through A&M Records in 1973.
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25 years ago today, LA FEMME NIKITA starring Peta Wilson debuted on the USA Network. Based on the Luc Besson film of the same name (and 'Point of No Return' remake starring Bridgette Fonda), this high-intensity syndicated action series ran for five seasons until 2001.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERNCE? — The television series differs from the film versions in one fundamental aspect: Nikita (Peta Wilson) is innocent. She is not a killer, nor a drug user, just a homeless young woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Section One—an elite, top-secret counter-terrorism organization—sets Nikita up to be accused of murdering a police officer and sentenced to life in prison where she supposedly commits suicide and is brought into Section One. Because Nikita will be killed (or "cancelled") if she fails to comply, she is forced to carry out the organization's ruthless methods of fighting terrorism, while attempting to keep her moral integrity intact. This personal struggle becomes the primary conflict of the series. A key scene in the two theatrical films involves Nikita's first assignment—to murder a VIP in a crowded restaurant. Although the Nikita of the television series eventually does become, by necessity, a ruthless killer, in the television version of this first mission she avoids killing the VIP (whereas the film versions of the character completes the assignment). However, despite the machinations of others in power around her, Nikita retains her compassion and humanity.
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30 years ago today, ‘The Hand That Rocks The Cradle’ hit theaters!
Directed by Curtis Hanson, the films stars Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, Ernie Hudson, and Julianne Moore. The film centers around q young live-in nanny who wants the perfect life and family of her employer – the woman that she holds responsible for her husband’s suicide – and she will stop at nothing to get it.
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