In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, & DED Postpone Immediate Shows Due To Members Of The Bands Testing Positive For COVID-19

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, and DED have postponed their September 24 show in Lubbock, TX and their September 25 show in Oklahoma City, OK. Both dates were scrapped after members of the bands, including Black Veil Brides’ Christian “CC” Coma, tested positive for COVID-19.

Black Veil Brides issued the following statement:

“The In This Moment/Black Veil Brides/Ded show scheduled for today, September 24 in Lubbock, TX at The Pavilion and Saturday, September 25 in Oklahoma City at The Criterion have been postponed due to several members of bands on tour testing positive for COVID-19. The tour plans to pick back up in Denver on Monday Sep 27. If you have tickets to either of these shows please stand by for more info.

We will be performing a special acoustic storytellers’ set without CC when the tour resumes in Denver on September 27th and next week. The change is due to CC testing positive for COVID-19. The rest of the BVB band and crew have tested negative multiple times and are completely healthy. The entire BVB tour crew is remaining in isolation out of an abundance of caution until the tour resumes on Monday. The current plan is to move forward with the acoustic performances and VIP Meet & Greets until such time that CC can rejoin the tour and return to the full production live shows.”

Ded Premiere “Kill Beautiful Things” Music Video

Ded have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill Beautiful Things.” The clip, which can be seen below, was co-directed by Marc Klasfeld and In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.

Singer Joe Cotela commented

“‘Kill Beautiful Things’ is about the survival of compassion and love in the modern world. And how you navigate the path of life to not succumb to the evils of humanity. Adopting a ‘fight fire with fire’ mentality. The song shines a light on our struggle to exist with a conscious mind and good intentions against an overwhelming current of negativity and strife.

I don’t enjoy when I get pulled into the darkness of my mind, yet I cannot deny it strengthens me against becoming this person I don’t want to be. I do feel we all need to remind ourselves of the sacred place we come from to preserve our identity and remain on our path to our true destiny, as there are many false ones on detours along the way.”

Notably, the track serves as the group’s first new music written with guitarist Alex Adamcik. Him and bassist Kyle Koelsch sent a rough demo of the song to Cotela, who wrote the lyrics while listening to it in his car. The vocalist said the following about that:

“It’s extraordinary when that happens and the magic all flows to you in a moment. With all of those unique elements happening, I’m so pleased with the result of a fresh sound for this track and the message of the video.”

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black Announce Rescheduled Dates For Their U.S. Tour

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their U.S. tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

09/17 Lincoln, NE – Centennial Mall & M Street
09/18 Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
09/19 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
09/20 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
09/22 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
09/24 Lubbock, TX – Lone Star Amphitheater
09/25 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
09/27 Denver, CO – Mission Theatre
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
10/02 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/03 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/07 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
10/08 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
10/10 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Black Veil Brides
10/12 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
10/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
10/16 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
10/20 St. Louis, MO – The Factory @ The District
10/22 Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Hammond
10/23 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
10/24 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/26 Green Bay, WI – Resch Expo
10/27 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/29 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
10/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
10/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora
11/03 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/05 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
11/06 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
11/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
11/10 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/12 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/13 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s
11/14 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music
11/16 Richmond, VA – The National
11/17 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
11/19 Tampa, FL – Hard Rock Casino
11/20 Lake Buena Vista, CA – House of Blues
11/21 Atlanta Georgia – The Tabernacle

Ded Premiere New Song “Parasite”

Ded have premiered a new song titled “Parasite.“ Joe Cotela commented:

“This is a straight up Ded track. I think this will be a live fan favorite in the future once concerts start happening again. It’s also one of the heavier tracks from the new batch of songs that we’re working on. Lyrically, ‘Parasite‘ is written from the point of view of a human sickness — whether it be anxiety, addiction, depression, or something else. It’s an invisible monster inside us that torments and feed off of us. It is empowering and cathartic to me to be in those shoes — it brings me closer to understanding my demons. Educating and confronting ourselves is imperative to personal growth, healing, and positive change.”

In This Moment Postpone Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have postponed their spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“It is with such a heavy heart that due to the COVID-19 virus and unprecedented times, we are moving the upcoming tour currently scheduled to happen from March 24th – May 17. We’ll be making an announcement soon regarding the new dates. Please stand-by for more details. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. We love you. Stay calm and know we are all in this together 🙏”

DED Release New EP “Mannequin Eyes”

DED have released a new EP titled “Mannequin Eyes.” The effort comes with two new songs, “A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)” and “Eyes Sewn Shut,“ both of which can be found below. Frontman Joe Cotela commented:

“The new music is about clarity through suffering and the frustration that comes with knowing that everyone can be better than they are – that I can be better than I am, because change starts with yourself. We want people to strive and try and be conscious of the things they consume, the way they act, the things they share and celebrate, and the way they live their life – to understand how that all affects their soul and what their legacy is going to be.”

In This Moment Announce Spring Tour With Black Veil Brides, Ded, & Raven Black

In This Moment have announced a spring tour with Black Veil Brides, Ded, and Raven Black. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album, which is expected to be released early next year.

Tour Dates:

03/24 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/27 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
03/28 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center
03/30 Richmond, VA – The National
03/31 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
04/01 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/03 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
04/04 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom
04/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/07 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
04/09 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore
04/11 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/13 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
04/14 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
04/15 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
04/17 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
04/18 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/19 Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage)
04/21 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre
04/23 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
04/25 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center
04/27 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/28 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
04/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
05/01 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
05/02 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
05/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
05/05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/06 Boise, ID – Revolution Center
05/07 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
05/08 Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre
05/10 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
05/11 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
05/13 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
05/15 Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena
05/16 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
05/17 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Ded Premiere “Hate Me” Video

Ded have premiered a new video for “Hate Me,” via Loudwire. The clip was directed by Shan Dan Horan, and the song appears on the band’s album “Mis•an•thrope.”

Joe Cotela said the following:

“What’s up world! Today we are premiering our video for our new single “Hate Me”! This song is all about self-empowerment. It’s about following your gut and being who you know you truly are, without being influenced by all of the bullshit around you. It’s about not succumbing to negative energy from negative people.

There are people that do nothing with their lives, but talk shit about someone who is on their grind. You can hate my hustle all day – but you will not stop it. This isn’t a song for boneheads that think it’s cool to be an asshole. It’s about doing something positive for yourself and going hard in your life in the face of adversity. I firmly believe that the power of the mind is infinite and with the right focus and determination, anything and everything is within your reach.”

He also added:

“It was rad to switch up directors for our third video to try something new. Filming the whole thing with new and longtime friends in our home state of Arizona was killer. We hope you guys enjoy this bad boy.”

It is worth noting that the video also features a guest appearance from Jose Mangin and that Cotela credits Oliver Porter and Oddities by War for their use of real human skulls and taxidermy.