Krokus Postpone North American Tour

Krokus have postponed their final North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to the current state of things going on, it was both nearly impossible to get all the needed pieces to fall in line to do the tour and with the uncertainty of the immediate future of live music in North America. We felt it was best to postpone the tour this fall and look for a more appropriate time to finally return to the USA/Canada to kick your ass on the farewell tour. We hope things change and we will work with our team to insure the next tour will be 100% safe and sound. We love you all.”

Def Leppard, Misfits, Rancid, Nightwish, Etc. Set For 2020 Domination Mexico Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Domination Mexico festival. The event will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico on May 1-2 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Def Leppard, Rancid, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys, Krokus, Beast In Black, Scar Symmetry, Power Trip, After The Burial, Anima Inside, Bokassa, Dischord, Ego Kill Talent, El Chivo, Intronaut, Lack Of Remorse, Nunca Digas Muere, Qbo, Serpyants, Shiraz Lane, Split Heaven, Thrashock, Three Maze Stone, and Tygers Of Pan Tang.

May 2: The Original Misfits, Nightwish, Blue Öyster Cult, Testament, UFO, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Clutch, Resorte, Cenotaph, Agora, Angelus Apatrida, Anvil, Douchebagz, Exxocet, Finntroll, Floatsam And Jetsam, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Lethal Creation, Marko Hietala, Rivers Of Nihil, The Anchor, The Warning, Uncured, and Unidad Trauma.

Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Etc. Set For 2020 Tierra Sagrada Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Tierra Sagrada festival. The event will take place at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio, TX on September 19 and it will feature: Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Riot V, Starz, Dangerous Toys, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, and Jessikill.

[via Blabbermouth]

Krokus Announce Final North American Tour

Krokus have announced the dates for their final North American tour. Here’s the dates:

09/18 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
09/19 San Antonio, TX – Sunken Gardens
09/22 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/26 Worchester, MA – The Palladium
09/29 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
09/30 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/05 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/08 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/10 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Blink-182, White Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Master Recordings Reportedly Lost In 2008 UMG Fire

The New York Times recently shared a report on the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that reportedly exposed the fact that numerous master recordings were destroyed. Now, the publication has followed up with a much larger list of affected artists. They include: Aerosmith, Audioslave, Nuno Bettencourt, Blink-182, Boston, Coverdale/Page, The Damned, Eagles, Extreme, Peter Frampton, Guns N’ Roses, Hole, Iron Butterfly, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Kansas, Krokus, Limp Bizkit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duff McKagan, Meat Loaf, Nazareth, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, No Doubt, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Iggy Pop, Primus, Puddle Of Mudd, R.E.M., Soundgarden, Steppenwolf, Styx, Sublime, Temple Of The Dog, Tesla, Voivod, Whitesnake, Weezer, White Zombie, Y&T, Rob Zombie, and tons more. Many artists were unaware about their masters being lost and a number of them have filed a suit against UMG for breach of contract since the recordings weren’t properly secured and preserved. They are seeking damages in excess of $100 million. You can read more HERE.

Saxon Announce 40th Anniversary “Castles & Eagles” UK Dates

Saxon will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with some special UK shows. Here’s the dates:

10/18 Glasgow, UK -Braehead Arena (with Black Star Riders and Girlschool)
10/19 London, UK – Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith (with Krokus, Girlschool, and Diamond Head)
10/20 Manchester, UK -O2 Apollo (with Krokus, Girlschool, and Diamond Head)

With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing “The Eagle Has Landed 40” on August 2. The effort will include 40 songs and it will be available as a double CD, a special box set, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Biff Byford commented:

“We are very happy to be celebrating 40 years of Saxon by playing these great venues — to be back at Hammersmith and Manchester Apollo is fantastic and to see all our Scottish friends at Braehead Arena just tops it off! The show will be the biggest and best since the classic era of the band and the set list will be…. Well let’s say we’ll start with ‘Wheels Of Steel’ straight into ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’ into ‘Denim & Leather’ … that good enough for you?”

Sabaton, Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Etc. Set For 2019 Wacken Open Air Festival

Sabaton (20th anniversary show), Parkway Drive, Demons & Wizards, Powerwolf, Airbourne, Rose Tatoo, Within Temptation, Meshuggah, Krokus, Dark Funeral, and Avatar have all been booked for the 2019 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place on August 1-3 and over 50,000 tickets have already sold.