Circle Jerks Announce 2020 Reunion Shows

The Circle Jerks will be reuniting in 2020. The band are planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Group Sex,” which is set to be reissued next year. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the band’s lineup will feature singer Keith Morris, guitarist Greg Hetson, and bassist Zander Schloss. Here’s what they have booked so far:

05/21-25 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival
05/29 Wiesen, AUT – Punk In Drublic
05/30 Munich, GER – Punk In Drublic
05/31 Berlin, GER – Punk In Drublic

Mötley Crüe Officially Confirm Their Reunion

Mötley Crüe are officially back! The band confirmed the news with the below video and statement:

Official Statement:

“Almost 6 years after signing a Cessation of Touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic ‘The Dirt’, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.

After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their Final Show on December 31, 2015.

Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of ‘The Dirt’ movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years. The fuse was lit.

“Since playing Tommy Lee in ‘The Dirt’, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” said Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!”

‘The Dirt’ currently enjoys an audience score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. And its massive global success earlier this year saw Mötley Crüe’s popularity rush to new highs, catapulting the band’s music back to the top of the worldwide charts with the younger 18-44 demographic now representing 64% of the band’s fanbase. Moreover, in the six months following the release of ‘The Dirt’, Mötley Crüe has celebrated a meteoric rise of almost 350% increase in streams of their music across all streaming platforms. However, most of the new fans have never seen any of the legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to 4 decades.

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This news follows recent reports that seem to suggest that the band will be heading out on a stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison.

Mötley Crüe Spark Reunion Rumors After Sharing Change.Org Petition

When Mötley Crüe completed their farewell tour in 2015, they claimed they would never return and even took things a step further by signing a cessation of touring agreement. However, the band have now sparked reunion rumors after sharing an “interesting” Change.org petition that is calling for their comeback. This news comes after The Black Crowes’ manager, Mark DiDia (Red Light Management), reportedly said the following during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show”:

“There’s a Mötley Crüe / Poison / Def Leppard tour coming, there’s a Rage Against The Machine… AC/DC’s coming. There’s a lot of rock coming out next year.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Down Announce First Show Since 2016

If you saw the Graspop Metal Meeting announcement earlier today (November 12), you may have noticed that Down are on the lineup. This news is notable considering the band have been inactive since 2016 due to Phil Anselmo‘s infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The singer has since apologized for the incident numerous times and more recently called it an “off-color joke.” Down will perform on the June 20 date of the festival, which is set to take place in Dessel, Belgium. This news comes after Anselmo previously hinted at the possibility of the group playing some shows to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album “NOLA.“

Two Dates Surface For The Black Crowes’ “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Tour

It looks like The Black Crowes reunion rumors are true. Dirty Rock Magazine have shared an advertisement for two East Coast shows that will find the band performing “Shake Your Money Maker” in full to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Those include a July 17 concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and a July 18 concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. More dates are expected to be revealed soon.

[via Blabbermouth]

My Chemical Romance Announce New Zealand Show

My Chemical Romance will be performing at The Outer Fields in Western Springs, NZ on March 25. Jimmy Eat World, Midnight Youth, and Miss June will open. This is My Chemical Romance’s fifth reunion show to be announced. Here’s their current schedule:

12/20 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/25 Western Springs, NZ – The Outer Fields
03/29 Tokyo, JAP – Download Festival

Rage Against The Machine Announce 2020 Reunion Shows

UPDATE: Rage Against The Machine’s Instagram account has since been verified and Consequence Of Sound are reporting that more shows are being planned.

Original Story:

Rage Against The Machine have announced some 2020 reunion shows. The news was initially posted on an unverified Instagram account, but Forbes are reporting that “Wayne Kamemoto, a longtime associate of the band, just said, ‘The band’s social media is accurate.'” On top of that, actress/musician Juliette Lewis, who is dating drummer Brad Wilk, liked the original post and also reportedly confirmed the news to a fan page. Here’s the dates:

03/26 – El Paso, TX
03/28 – Las Cruces, NM⠀⠀⠀
03/30 – Phoenix, AZ⠀
04/10 – Indio, CA (Coachella)⠀⠀⠀⠀
04/17 – Indio, CA (Coachella)

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[Post edited at 1:36pm EST] THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Rage Against the Machine announced five shows for 2020 on their new instagram: @rageagainstthemachine on Novemver 1st, around midnight eastern time! Sources close to RATM have confirmed that this is true. Again, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Here are RATM’s 2020 concert dates listed on their Instagram post: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ El Paso, TX March 26, 2020 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Las Cruces, NM March 28, 2020 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Phoenix, AZ March 30, 2020 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Indio, CA April 10, 2020 (Coachella) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Indio, CA April 17, 2020 (Coachella) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I never thought I would get to type those words, I am shaking and crying at 6am. As more information is released, you can trust me to keep you all updated ASAP!!!! ❤️ #RATM #rageagainstthemachine #rage #keepragealive #tommorello #zackdelarocha #zdlr #bradwilk #timcommerford

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