Powerman 5000’s Spider One Calls Out Bands For Playing Upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest”, Nonpoint Drop Off

In unsurprising news, the upcoming “Herd Immunity Fest,” which is set to take place at The Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI on July 16-18, has been generating some controversy, considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Among those who called out the event was Powerman 5000’s Spider One, who tweeted the following:

Nonpoint, who were scheduled to perform at the festival, also responded to Spider One saying that they dropped off:

Organizers have also addressed the backlash themselves by changing the name of the event:

“For the record the venues land can accommodate up to 10,000 occupancy. This is an OUTDOOR EVENT for 3 Days. We are only selling 20% of that so anyone has the choice and ability to social distance. The Festival is also not called “Herd Immunity” and the name no longer tied to any of our social media or promotion.”

Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Etc. Set For “Herd Immunity Fest”

A number of rock/metal acts will apparently be performing at a mini-festival in Ringle, WI next month. The event, which is being called “Herd Immunity Fest,” will take place at The Q&Z Expo Center on July 16-18 and the daily lineups can be found below:

July 16: Blacktop Mojo and Flaw.

July 17: Bobaflex, Royal Bliss, Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute), ONE (Metallica tribute), and Saul.

July 18: Static-X, Nonpoint, Dope, Kaledio, and Versus Me.

More Bands Added To Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Events

More bands have been added to the Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary events. You can check out the updated lineups below.

June 8: Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Emery
Hawthorne Heights
Meg & Dia
Simple Plan
We The Kings
Peter McPoland And The Haps

June 29-30: Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach:

311
A Day To Remember
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Atmosphere
Atreyu
Bad Religion
Big D And The Kids Table
Blink-182
Bowling For Soup
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
CKY
Deadly Apples
Dem Atlas
Dirty Heads
The Doped Up Dollies
Eyes Set To Kill
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Glassjaw
Good Charlotte
H2O
Hidden In Plain View
Hyro The Hero
I The Mighty
Juliet Simms
Kaleido
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Meg & Dia
Memphis May Fire
The Menzingers
Not Ur Girlfrenz
The Offspring
Oxymorons
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Shiragirl
Simple Plan
The Skatalites
Sleeping With Sirens
Stacked Like Pancakes
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Taking Back Sunday
Tatiana Demaria
The Ones You Forgot
Thrice
Travie McCoy
Trophy Eyes
The Used
Valencia
Wage War
We The Kings

Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre:

July 20:

Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Ariana And The Rose
August Burns Red
Bad Religion
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Face To Face
FEA
Fishbone
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Good Charlotte
I The Mighty
Lagwagon
Less Than Jake
Meg & Dia
OFF!
The Offspring
One OK Rock
Ozomatli
Plague Vendor
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Silent Planet
Silverstein
Simple Plan
Skating Polly
Travie McCoy
The Vandals
Wage War
We The Kings
The World Over

July 21:

The All-American Rejects
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Atreyu
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Circa Survive
Confide
Dance Gavin Dance
The Dollyrots
Elder Brother
Four Year Strong
Go Betty Go
Hyro The Hero
Jawbreaker
Juliet Simms
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
NOFX
Quicksand
Shiragirl
Sleeping With Sirens
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Street Drum Corps
Sum 41
Teenage Bottlerocket
Thrice
Tsunami Bomb
Twiztid
The Used
Vigil Of War
Whitney Peyton
Yungblud

Lineups Revealed For Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Events

The lineups have officially been revealed for the Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary events. You can check those out below.

June 8: Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Emery
Hawthorne Heights
Simple Plan
We The Kings
Peter McPoland And The Haps

June 29-30: Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Beach:

311
A Day To Remember
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Atmosphere
Atreyu
Bad Religion
Big D And The Kids Table
Blink-182
Bowling For Soup
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
CKY
Dem Atlas
Dirty Heads
The Doped Up Dollies
Eyes Set To Kill
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Glassjaw
Good Charlotte
Gym Class Heroes
H2O
Hidden In Plain View
I The Mighty
Juliet Simms
Kaleido
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
The Menzingers
Not Ur Girlfrenz
The Offspring
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Reel Big Fish
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Simple Plan
The Skatalites
Sleeping With Sirens
Stacked Like Pancakes
The Starting Line
Taking Back Sunday
Thrice
Trophy Eyes
Valencia
Wage War
We The Kings

July 20-21: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre:

The All-American Rejects
Andrew W.K.
Andy Black
Anti-Flag
The Aquabats!
Ariana And The Rose
Atreyu
August Burns Red
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
Bad Religion
Chali 2na & Cut Chemist
Circa Survive
Confide
Dance Gavin Dance
The Dollyrots
Elder Brother
Face To Face
Fea
Fishbone
Four Year Strong
Frank Iero & The Future Violents
Go Betty Go
Good Charlotte
Gym Class Heroes
I The Mighty
Jawbreaker
Juliet Simms
Lagwagon
Less Than Jake
Man Overboard
Memphis May Fire
NOFX
OFF!
The Offspring
Ozomatli
Plague Vendor
Quicksand
Save Ferris
Set It Off
Set Your Goals
Shiragirl
Silent Planet
Silverstein
Simple Plan
Skating Polly
Sleeping With Sirens
The Starting Line
The Story So Far
Street Drum Corps
Sum 41
Thrice
Tsunami Bomb
The Used
The Vandals
Vigil Of War
Wage War
We The Kings
Whitney Peyton

September Mourning Announce “Summer Soul Collection” Tour, Preview New Song

September Mourning have announced a headlining tour with Kaleido and Charcoal Tongue. With this news, the band have also shared a preview of their new song “Empire” in the form a new tour teaser. Frontwoman Emily Lazar told Loudwire the following:

“The new music we are debuting throughout our Summer Soul Collection is a seamless combination of the signature September Mourning tone mixed with genre bending sounds, more modern voicings and major hooks. You can get a taste of it in our tour video but be sure to bring your soul to the collection nearest you to fully experience the world and sound of September Mourning.”

Tour Dates:

08/17 – Battle Creek, Mich. @ Music Factory
08/18 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
08/19 – Akron, Ohio @ Empire Concert Club
08/21 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Middle East
08/22 – Amityville, N.Y. @ Revolution
08/23 – Providence, R.I. @ Fete Music Hall
08/24 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Voltage Lounge
08/25 – Camp Hill, Pa. @ Cliff’s Tavern
08/26 – Clifton, N.J. @ Dingbatz
08/27 – Richmond, Va. @ The Camel
08/28 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Shaka’s Live
08/30 – Wilmington, N.C. @ The Calico Room
08/31 – Fayetteville, N.C. @ Drunk Horse Pub
09/01 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
09/02 – New Orleans, La. @ Southport Music Hall
09/04 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Rail Club
09/05 – Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live
09/06 – San Antonio, Texas @ Jack’s Patio Bar
09/07 – Houston, Texas @ BFE Rock Club
09/08 – Abilene, Texas @ Homer’s
09/11 – El Paso, Texas @ The Perch
09/12 – Scottsdale, Ariz. @ Pub Rock Live
09/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vamp’d
09/14 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
09/15 – San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick
09/16 – West Hollywood, Calif. @ Whisky A Go-Go
09/18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Liquid Joe’s
09/20 – Denver, Colo. @ Herman’s Hideaway
09/21 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Sunshine Studios
09/22 – Omaha, Neb. @ Wired Pub
09/23 – Shawnee, Kan. @ Aftershock
09/25 – Louisville, Ky. @ Trixie’s
09/26 – Kansasville, Wis. @ 1175 Sports Park
09/27 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Fubar
09/28 – West Dundee, Ill. @ RocHaus
09/29 – New Baltimore, Mich. @ Diesel

In other news, September Mourning are also planning to release a new graphic novel on January 16

Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Eve To Adam, Kaleido, & Talia Announce 2018 Tour

Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Eve To Adam, Kaleido, and Talia have announced a tour together. The dates for that run can be seen below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/01 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
06/02 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
06/05 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
06/06 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
06/07 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
06/07 Laconia, NH – Whiskey Barrel
06/09 Lawrence, MA – Claddaugh
06/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
06/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
06/14 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
06/14 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
06/18 Richmond, VA – The Camel
06/19 Wilmington, NC – Reel Cave
06/28 Florence, SC – 587 Live
06/22 Chillicothe, OH – Feel The Fire Fest
06/23 Findlay, OH – All American Rock House
06/26 Clarksville, TN – O’Connors Irish Pub
06/27 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
06/28 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
06/29 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
06/30 Dallas, TX – Tree’s

P.O.D., Otherwise, Etc. Added To 2018 ShipRocked Cruise

P.O.D., Otherwise, Like A Storm, Adelitas Way, and The Letter Black have been added to the 2018 ShipRocked cruise. The ship will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau & Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas on January 21-25, and previously announced artists include: Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Black Label Society, The Stowaways (feat. Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), John Moyer (Disturbed), Shannon Larkin (Godsmack), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Art Of Anarchy), Tony Palermo (Papa Roach), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Joey Duenas (Ünloco), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Brendan Maier (Facelift), Erin Porter, and Lukas Rossi), Nothing More, Starset, Beartooth, Red Sun Rising, Shaman’s Harvest, Aranda, Badflower, DED, He Is Legend, Royal Republic, Palisades, Doll Skin, and Kaleido.

Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Etc. Set For 2018 ShipRocked Cruise

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2018 ShipRocked cruise. The ship will sail from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau & Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas on January 21-25, and artists set to appear include: Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, Black Label Society, The Stowaways, Nothing More, Starset, Beartooth, Nonpoint, Red Sun Rising, Shaman’s Harvest, Aranda, Badflower, DED, He Is Legend, Royal Republic, Palisades, Doll Skin, and Kaleido.

Concert Review: Seether, Through Fire, & Kaleido At The Fillmore In San Francisco, CA

Last night (June 5), I attended the Seether, Through Fire, and Kaleido concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, and it was definitely a good night for rock fans.

Kaleido opened the show with a fun set. It was the band’s first time in San Francisco, and they managed to leave a lasting impression. Christina Chriss is an awesome frontwoman, and was able to keep crowd engaged with her great voice and stage antics. That mixed with the energy of the other members of the group made way for a solid rock performance. Highlights from the set include “My Rock And Roll” and their cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “My Michelle.”

Through Fire took the stage next for a sick show. If you enjoy hard rock, you need to catch these guys live. The band have a powerful sound, and all the members seem to be really into their music, which is always good to see. Highlights from their set include the title track to their album “Breathe” (an album that is worth picking up if you don’t have it), and the fan-favorite “Stronger.”

Then it was finally time for the headliners of the night, Seether. The band were tighter than ever, and the guitar work from frontman Shaun Morgan and guest guitarist Clint Lowery (Sevendust), who managed add a whole new element to the group’s sound, was especially impressive. On top of this, Morgan’s vocals were top notch. He didn’t talk much, but the songs are strong enough to stand on their own, especially under the dark lighting which helped give them a gloomy feel. The band tended to focus on hits such as “Remedy,” “Broken,” “Fake It,” etc., but their were some surprises, including an incredible cover of Thrice’s “Black Honey.” Aside from that, the highlights of their set included the above mentioned tracks as well as “Let You Down,” “No Jesus Christ,” and “Nobody Praying For Me.”

Seether Announce 2017 U.S. Tour, Recruit Sevendust’s Clint Lowery

Seether have announced a U.S. tour in support of their new album “Poison The Parish” (out May 12). The band have also revealed that they have recruited Sevendust’s Clint Lowery as a second guitarist for these dates.

seether-poison-the-parish

Shaun Morgan commented:

“Goddamn, it’s good to be back! We spent the better part of a year writing and recording Poison the Parish, and now it’s time to get out there and play that fucker to the fans. We’ve been working on some upgrades to the production and the live sound, which includes welcoming our brother, Clint Lowery (from fucking Sevendust!) into the fold to help us thicken up that live sound experience.

We want this tour to be exciting and different — a departure from what people expect from us, while retaining the qualities that make us unique, in order to entertain the fans. It’s going to be loud, heavy, old school Seether with a couple of twists thrown in to keep things exciting.”

Tour Dates:

04/29 Ft Meyers, FL – JetBlue Park (‘Monster Energy Fort Rock‘)
04/30 Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park (‘Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville‘)
05/02 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/03 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/05 Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/06 Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
05/07 Concord, NC – Charlotte Motor Speedway (‘Carolina Rebellion‘)
05/09 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/10 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/11 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/16 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/17 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/20 Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium (‘Rock on the Range‘)
05/22 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/24 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/27 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium (with Letters From The Fire & Kaleido)
05/28 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
06/01 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House (with Through Fire & Kaleido)
06/02 Portland, OR – RoZone Waterfront Stage
06/03 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (‘Crazy Beverage Bash‘)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (with Through Fire & Kaleido)
06/06 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (with Through Fire & Kaleido)
06/07 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre (with Through Fire & Kaleido)
06/10 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (with Through Fire & Kaleido)
06/11 South Bend, IN – The Bear’s Big Growl Six
07/15 Bridgeview, IL – Toyota Park (‘Chicago Open Air‘)
07/16 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/22 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (‘Rise Above Fest‘)
07/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/25 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
07/29 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/02 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/04 Saint Paul, MN – The Myth (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/05 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/06 Peoria, IL – Limelight Eventplex (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/08 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/09 Sioux Falls, SD – The District (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/11 Glendive MT – Dawson County Fairgrounds (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/14 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/16 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/17 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/19 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)
08/20 Houston, TX – House of Blues (with Letters From The Fire & Big Story)