Social Distortion & Flogging Molly Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Social Distortion and Flogging Molly have announced a co-headlining North American tour. The Devil Makes Three and Le Butcherettes will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/13 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/14 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
08/16 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
08/17 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
08/18 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/21 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
08/23 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/24 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
08/25 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/27 Buffalo, NY – Canalside
08/28 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
08/30 Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion
08/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
09/03 Toronto, ON Echo Beach
09/04 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
09/06 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
09/07 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
09/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
09/10 Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park
09/11 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
09/13 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (no Social Distortion/The Devil Makes Three)
09/17 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
09/18 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
09/20 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
09/21 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
09/22 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
09/24 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
09/26 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
09/27 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
09/28 Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
09/29 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre

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BABYMETAL To Release New Single “Elevator Girl” In May, Announce Los Angeles Arena Show

BABYMETAL have announced that they will be releasing a new single titled “Elevator Girl” on May 10. The track, which has previously been performed live, will appear on the band’s new album, which is expected to be released later this year. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be performing at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on October 11.

(hed)p.e. To Release New Album “Stampede” In June

(hed)p.e. have announced that their new album “Stampede“ will be released on June 21. You can find the cover art and the previously revealed track listing below:

“Stampede” Track Listing:

01. “NOAPOLOGIES”
02. “#CANIROCK?”
03. “PWF (PLAYINGWFIRE)”
04. “BOSSUP”
05. “WHYNOTME?”
06. “RISE”
07. “UNTOUCHABLE”
08. “NARRAGANSETT”
09. “DIEANOTHERDAY”
10. “TIMEOFMYLIFE”

[via The PRP]

Sepultura Banned From Playing In Lebanon Due To Accusations Of “Devil Worship”

Sepultura were scheduled to perform in Beirut, Lebanon on April 28, but the band were apparently banned from entering the country after being accused of worshipping the devil and “insulting Christianity.” On top of that, authorities also took issue with their 1993 video for “Territory,” saying it shows support for Israel.

Skull Session, the company that was promoting the concert, commented:

“The media office of the organizers of Sepultura Live in Beirut concert released the following statement:

We were going to host a concert for the International Brazilian Metal Band Sepultura on the 28th of April at The Palace – Aresco Center, Beirut. After duly applying for artist entry visas for the band, we were informed that band members had been banned from entering Lebanon. The concert organizers were not even allowed to view the decision.

However, after enquiring before the artists’ division, we were told that the issue is delicate as it relates to insulting Christianity, that the band members are devil worshipers, that they held a concert in Israel, that they filmed a video clip supporting Israel, and that the decision was issued by the head of the General Security Forces.

We would like to clarify that these accusations are totally untrue. The band did not play in Israel. The aforementioned video clip mentions Israel’s racism without naming it. The same video clip, which was launched in 1993, contains scenes of Israeli repression, and members of the band are shown drinking tea with Arab clans. (1)

As for insulting religion, current members of Sepultura fight against all forms of corruption, and call on the world to return to goodness and nature and to reject corruption. Since it’s the nature of metal music, the band uses a violent style of expression. But they did not directly attack Christianity. in fact, the band’s vocalist has shared on his personal Instagram account photos of St. George’s Cathedral in Lviv – Ukraine a few days ago. It should be noted that the icon of Saint Charbel appears in the photo. (2)

We would like to point out that the band is socially active as it tries to shed light on corruption in societies without adopting any ideology or being inclined towards any thought. On the contrary, through their lyrics, they ask people to return to God and to reject an abnormal automated society, not to worship Satan as interpreted by some.

Finally, we would like to point out that it is a shame to see such censorship in Lebanon, a country that claims to be the only democracy in the Arab world, where freedom of thought and belief is safeguarded impartially, while countries that are more religiously stringent, such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, host this band that was banned from entering Lebanon(Dubai is hosting them for the second time).

Sepultura has held a concert in Dubai in 2017, and will be having a second concert at the Hard Rock Café in Dubai on May 2, and a concert in Turkey on April 30th.

While Kisser and bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. trudge through mud, Max Cavalera screams about racist politicians and the plague-like effects of hate and discrimination. Although the song’s video deals with Israeli violence against the Lebanese and Palestinians, “Territory” pertains to every situation in which a government uses xenophobia to justify cruelty.”

Jinjer Announce North American Tour With The Browning

Jinjer have announced a headlining North American tour. The Browning will serve as support.

Jinjer commented:

“Our dear North American brothers and sisters, it has been a bit more than a year since we first came to play for you in April 2018. Since that we had two more runs across the US and Canada and we literally fell in love with your countries. In the past we couldn’t even imagine how supportive and dedicated you are! Now the time has come to come back and show you what Jinjer is at a bigger scale and finally play for you with full force as a headliner of a night! Because you deserve more – more new songs, more old songs, more Jinjer.”

Tour Dates:

09/07 St Louis, MO – Fubar
09/08 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
09/13 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/17 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
09/19 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
09/20 Dallas, TX – GMBQ
09/21 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
09/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/25 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
09/26 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
09/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/28 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/02 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/04 New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
10/06 Montreal, QC – Astral
10/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
10/09 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
10/10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/11 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
10/12 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
10/15 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
10/16 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
10/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
10/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/20 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ Intersection
10/22 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/23 Belvedere, IL – Apollo Theater
10/24 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
10/25 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26 Racine, WI – Route 20
10/29 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/30 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
10/31 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
11/01 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

New Years Day Announce North American Tour With Diamante & Savage After Midnight

New Years Day have announced a headlining North American tour with Diamante and Savage After Midnight. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Unbreakable” (out April 26).

Tour Dates:

06/11 Bakersfield, CA – 1933
06/13 Fresno, CA – Strummers
06/14 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
06/16 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
06/17 Tucson, AZ – Club XS
06/20 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
06/21 Dallas, TX – Trees
06/23 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues
06/25 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
06/26 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
06/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
07/01 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
07/02 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07/04 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
07/05 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/06 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
07/09 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
07/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
07/12 Madison, WI – The Majestic Theatre
07/15 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cage
07/16 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
07/19 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep (no Diamante)

Skillet & Sevendust Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Skillet and Sevendust have announced a co-headlining tour. Pop Evil and Devour The Day will open.

Tour Dates:

08/11 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
08/13 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
08/14 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
08/16 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
08/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn
08/18 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
08/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
08/21 Springfield, MO – Complex
08/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/25 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (no Pop Evil)
08/27 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Pop Evil)
08/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08/30 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
08/31 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/01 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
09/02 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
09/04 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
09/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
09/07 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (no Sevendust)