Shinedown Announce North American Tour With Pop Evil & Ayron Jones

Shinedown have announced a headlining North American tour. Pop Evil and Ayron Jones will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Ayron Jones:

01/26 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
01/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
01/29 Valley Center, CA – Harrah’s Resort Southern California
01/30 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
02/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
02/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02/04 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
02/05 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
02/07 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
02/08 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

With Pop Evil and Ayron Jones:

02/10 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
02/11 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Event Centre
02/12 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
02/14 Edmonton, AB – Convention Centre
02/15 Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
02/17 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
02/18 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/21 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
02/23 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (no Ayron Jones)
02/25 Toronto, ON – HISTORY
02/26 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
02/27 Montreal, QC – MTelus

2021 Rebel Rock Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, FL has officially been cancelled. The event was unable to move forward due to unfit conditions related to severe weather.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are deeply and utterly devastated to announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Rebel Rock Festival.

After this week’s severe weather and despite our crew’s effort to improve the ground conditions around the Main Stage over the last three days, our venue partner has deemed the area unfit for artists, crews, vendors, and fans. We were able to get in the Taco Metal Party on Thursday by using the B-Main grounds while continuing to work on the conditions of the Main Stage grounds. The amount of water dropped this week simply proved to be too much to clear to provide you a safe festival environment and experience. We can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is to see two years of work be tackled by mother nature.

We’ll share more information about refunds as soon as possible.”

Disturbed Announce November Shows With Staind & Pop Evil

Disturbed have announced some November headlining shows with Staind and Pop Evil. Here’s the dates:

11/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (feat. Pop Evil)
11/06 Evansville, IN – Ford Center (feat. Pop Evil)
11/10 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (feat. Staind & Pop Evil)

Pop Evil Launch “The Cube” Video Game

Pop Evil have launched a new video game called “The Cube.” You can play that HERE. The game features “a scrambled digital Rubik’s cube that gets more complex in each level.” Frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“Over the last few weeks, I played the hell out of this game during my COVID isolation. Just warning everyone, it’s not an easy game to nail down. Good luck beating Hayley’s score; she currently has the highest score on the bus…”

Incubus, We Came As Romans, & Like Machines Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

Incubus, We Came As Romans, and Like Machines have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Incubus, Machine Gun Kelly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Attila, From Ashes To New, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, Like Machines, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, Fighting Giants, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, Hatebreed, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions, Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Pop Evil Announce Rescheduled Dates For Recently Postponed Shows

As previously reported, Pop Evil recently postponed several shows on their headlining tour after frontman Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19. However, most of those dates have now been rescheduled. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Elevation 27 #
Aug. 28 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls #
Aug. 31 – Savannah, Ga. @ Victory North #
Sept. 1 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel #
Sept. 1 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater *
Sept. 2 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
Sept. 8 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall #
Sept. 9 – Flint, Mich. @ Machine Shop #
Sept. 10 – Harrisburg, Pa. @ XL Live #
Sept. 11 – Mansfield, Ohio @ Inkcarceration Fest
Sept. 12 – Danville, Va. @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
Sept. 15 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live #
Sept. 16 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom #
Sept. 17 – Portland, Maine @ Aura *
Sept. 18 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally’s *
Sept. 21 – Huntsville, Ala. @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theater *
Sept. 23 – Destin, Fla. @ Club LA *
Sept. 24 – Orlando, Fla. @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
Sept. 29 – Fargo, N.D. @ Sanctuary Events Center #
Oct. 1 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater #
Oct. 3 – Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge #
Oct. 5 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s #
Oct. 8 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival

# with Zero 9:36 and BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE and Like Machines
^ with Zero 9:36

Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Tests Positive For COVID-19, Band Postpone More Shows

Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band have been forced to postpone several more shows. The group issued the following statement:

“To our Evilz, we always want to be fully transparent with our fans and the status of our shows. All of our band members and crew have been vaccinated prior to us starting tour. Yesterday, and again this morning, Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19. Leigh wanted to make sure his test wasn’t a false positive before postponing any more shows. With his second positive test this afternoon, out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing our shows and be back for our show in Virginia Beach on August 27. We are doing our best to move the following shows: Denver, CO (8/15), Des Moines, IA (8/17), Fargo, ND (8/18), Joliet, IL (8/20), Nashville, TN (8/21), Savannah, GA (8/23), Asheville, NC (8/24) and Jacksonville, NC (8/25) to the end of the tour. Leigh is already feeling much better and will be back on his feet in no time. We want to thank everyone for their continued support! See you soon.”

Pop Evil Postpone Denver, CO Show Due To Positive COVID-19 Test Within Their Camp

Pop Evil have postponed their August 15 show at the Oriental Theater in Denver, CO due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The band commented:

“Dear Denver, one of the members of our team has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of concern for everyone in our organization and the safety of our fans, we will be postponing tonight’s show. We will test again tomorrow to determine the status of our upcoming shows.”