Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) & Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) Announce Australian Acoustic Tour

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) have announced an Australian acoustic tour. Andy Mac will open. Here’s the dates:

12/18 Brisbane, AUS – Wooly Mammoth
12/20 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
12/21 Melbourne, AUS – Evelyn Hotel
12/22 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts

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I See Stars Announce Acoustic “3-D” 10th Anniversary Dates

I See Stars will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “3-D“ with a special acoustic tour. Here’s the first set of dates:

08/15 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
08/17 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
08/18 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
08/24 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room @ Crofoot
08/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse

The group commented:

“We were just kids when we wrote 3D. This record birthed the beautiful life we are blessed to live & the incredible experiences that have come with it. Can’t wait to do some shows strictly dedicated to this album front to back acoustically! This is just round one. So if you don’t see your city on here don’t stress out. Much more coming!”

Baroness Announce Acoustic In-Store Tour

Baroness will be celebrating the release of their new album “Gold & Grey” (out June 14) with an acoustic tour of various record stores. Admission will be granted to those that pre-order the effort at the participating stores, sans Boston, MA where fans will have to purchase it on the release date.

Tour Dates:

06/09 Baltimore, MD – The Sound Garden @ 2pm
06/10 Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records @ 7pm
06/11 Fords, NJ – Vintage Vinyl @ 7pm
06/12 Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes @ 7pm
06/14 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade @ 7pm
06/15 Poughkeepsie, NY – Darkside Records @ 2pm
06/16 Boston, MA – ONCE/Newbury Comics @ 2pm

It’s worth noting that fans will be able to purchase an exclusive transparent orange and yellow-black marble vinyl pressing of the album at these events as well.

In other news, the band have also shared an extended live video for “Borderlines” over at Revolver.

Devin Townsend Announces European/UK/India Solo Acoustic Tour

Devin Townsend has announced an acoustic tour that will hit Europe and India. The trek will feature music as well as Q&A sessions.

Townsend commented:

“Hello everyone, Devin here. I have been busy making my newest recording, EMPATH over the past year. It has been a complicated and enlightening experience in that I have gone back to my roots in terms of what my motivations are for making music, in hopes that I am able to move forward as a musician being as true as I possibly can to my motivations.

The result is an album that I am exceptionally proud of, one that is uncompromised and diverse in ways that accurately represent where I’m at now at the age of 46. The past decade of relentless touring with DTP had been something that caught up with me in a big way, and as a result I felt I needed to step back from that world and analyse myself and make this music before stepping onto a stage again.

The time has come however for me to take the next step in my career, and when asked about how I would like to do so, I decided the first thing I would do was a very intimate run of shows that allows me to play my music stripped back to just me and a guitar. The shows are at nice venues, and includes a spoken word element with questions from the audience as well as aspects of my entire career represented in this one show.

Before I tour with a band again, I wanted to have the opportunity to play for you, and meet up with the people who not only have made my work possible, but inspire me to continue. In a world of computers and social media, to be stripped of all the bells and whistles is a very important step for my reintroduction to the live concert world. I truly hope you’ll join me and I look forward to being the most honest I can be with you at these special shows.

Thank you to Andy Farrow and Northern Music, Thomas Waber and Inside Out records, as well as all who have supported me during this period. I have not been as proud of an album as I am of Empath in many years, and I really needed to get this out of my system.

See you at the shows.

Love
Devin Townsend“

Tour Dates:

03/07 Delhi, IND – Piano Man Jazz Club
03/08 Mumbai, IND – Levi’s Lounge
03/30 Helsinki, FIN – Savoy-Teatteri
03/31 Stockholm, SWE – Sodra Teatern
04/01 Oslo, NOR – Edderkopeen
04/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Bremen Theater
04/04 Berlin, GER – PassionsKirche
04/05 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
04/06 Prague, CZE – La Fabrica
04/07 Munich, GER – Freiheiz
04/09 Cologne, GER – Kulturkirche
04/10 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
04/11 Haarlem, NET – St. Bavokerk
04/24 London, UK – Bush Hall
04/25 London, UK – Bush Hall
04/26 Bristol, UK – St. George’s
04/27 Leeds, UK – City Varieties
04/29 Edinburgh, UK – Jam House
04/30 Birmingham, UK – Glee Club

Townsend is currently working on a number of projects including a new album titled “Empath,” which will be released next year.

Sonata Arctica Recording New Album, Announce “Acoustic Adventures” European Tour

Sonata Arctica have confirmed that they have been in the studio recording a new album, which is expected to be released in 2019. With this news, the band have also announced a European acoustic tour with Witherfall.

Keyboardist Henrik “Henkka” Klingenberg commented:

“We’ve been locked up in the studio since the end of the summer working on our next studio album and decided we needed to take a break and go out and play some shows.

In the summer of 2016, we did an acoustic summer tour in Finland which was a lot of fun for both us and our fans; in fact, it was so great that we wanted to do it again and this time we’re not settling for just Finland — but taking this show all around Europe for the first time ever.

Now is a unique chance to hear our music in a completely different setting and we’re sure these evenings will be something really special. Our set will also include some stuff we’ve never played live before, and who knows — maybe even a new song from the upcoming album. See you at the shows!”

Tour Dates:

03/13 Oslo, NOR – Parkteatret
03/14 Stockholm, SWE – Södra Teatern
03/15 Gothenburg, SWE – Storan Teatern
03/16 Hamburg, GER – Fabrik
03/17 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
03/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/20 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/21 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
03/22 Paris, FRA – Le Trabendo
03/23 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
03/24 Milan, ITA – Teatro Dal Verme
03/26 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/27 Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
03/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/29 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann (Club)
03/30 Bochum, GER – Christuskirche

I See Stars Announce Acoustic Tour

I See Stars have announced an acoustic North American tour. Devin Oliver commented:

“We are excited to announce another acoustic tour that will take us all the way to the end of this year! These shows for me have always felt like such a cool opportunity to not just play music, but to hang out with you all in a way that feels unplugged. To talk about the band, life, music, and whatever else comes to my mind up there. Come have some fun with us before the year is up! Would love to meet you all 🙂 also if you don’t see your city on this run don’t worry! We plan to make this something we do more often.“

Tour Dates:

11/23 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Care
11/24 San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio
11/25 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
11/27 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
11/29 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/30 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/05 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
12/06 Berwyn, IL – Wire
12/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
12/09 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
12/13 Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
12/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Funhouse
12/16 Cincinnati, OH – Top Cats
12/20 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore
12/21 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/22 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre

Sleeping With Sirens Announce “Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour”

Sleeping With Sirens have announced the dates for their “Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour” with the Rocket Summer and Kulick. With this news, the group have also posted a preview of their new song “Another Day,” which was written with the Rocket Summer. The full song will be released soon.

Tour Dates:

07/08 — Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
07/09 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
07/11 — Boston, MA @ City Winery
07/12 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/13 — Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
07/14 — New York, NY @ Gramercy
07/15 — Washington D.C. @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
07/17 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
07/18 — Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
07/19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07/20 — Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
07/22 — Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster St. Ice House
07/23 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
07/24 — Austin, TX @ 3TEN, Austin City Limits Live
07/25 — Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
07/27 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
07/29 — Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Grove Amphitheater
07/31 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
08/01 — Portland, OR @ Aladdin
08/02 — Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
08/04 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (Rockwell)
08/05 — Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
08/07 — St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
08/08 — Detroit, MI @ Emerald Theatre
08/09 — Chicago, IL @ Park West