Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Baroness, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, Don Broco, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Oxymorrons, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, Jinjer, GWAR, In Flames, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, If I Die First, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, The Native Howl, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Mammoth WVH, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Trash Boat, Shaman’s Harvest, Solence, Dropout Kings, and Bloodywood.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, Aeir, The Alive, and As You Were.

The Darkness Announce North American Tour With The Dead Deads

The Darkness have announced a headlining North American tour. The Dead Deads will open.

Tour Dates:

03/09 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
03/10 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
03/12 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/13 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
03/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/22 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/23 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/25 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
03/26 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
03/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – The Rave Hall
03/29 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
03/30 Chicago, IL – Park West
04/01 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nighclub & Concert Venue
04/02 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
04/03 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/05 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/08 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
04/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/10 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
04/12 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
04/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
04/15 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
04/16 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
04/18 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/20 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
04/22 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
04/23 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
04/24 Boston, MA – Royale

Justin Hawkins commented:

“You there, in the Americas — hear me, and hear me well: The Darkness know your pain, know that you have cried yourselves to sleep every night, bereft of quality English rock music. Well, desist from weeping and pull up your fully grown adult pants — salvation is upon you! As doctors, we UNDERSTAND the healing power of rock music and we have instructed our minions to make arrangements for us to visit your moderately distant shores. The cryogenically sealed Tupperware box of roadies has been set to ‘Thor’ and the mighty winged chariot has been dusted off. Remember — one lick of Darkness sweat and you will be cured — you will literally walk again, without COVID or anything! But what price freedom and eternal life, I hear you ask? To you sir, about thirty bucks (plus local taxes and booking fee). Now get the fuck in!”

The Dead Deads Premiere Video For New Song “Murder Ballad II” Featuring Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

The Dead Deads have premiered a new video for their new song “Murder Ballad II.” This track features Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and it will appear on the band’s new album “Tell Your Girls It’s Alright,“ which is set to be released on August 20.

Guitarist Meta Dead commented:

“My little brother was teasing me the other day about the juxtaposition of our poorly-attended first gig playing a benefit show of Dead Milkmen covers to now releasing a duet with Corey Taylor. I know most people’s question is probably going to be: How did this happen? And the answer is: CMFT is nice as hell, and likes the kind of songs we write.”

“The song is a continuation of our song ‘Murder Ballad‘ from a previous record. It was one of Corey‘s favorite songs of ours, so when he and I were talking about what to write about, the idea surfaced to tell the continuing story of the two lovers from that song. At the end of the other song, they were both dead.

This song picks up with them as ghosts. You can take it literally that way, or find your own meaning. Corey and I both really enjoy using colorful language that can be interpreted multiple ways. In fact, our sound engineer had no idea it was even about dead people, so that’s a good sign.”

Bassist Daisy Dead continued:

“It went from, ‘Yay, we’re on tour with Stone Sour‘ to ‘Yay, Corey might want to co-write for the new record’ to ‘Yay, here’s a single and a video with CMFT,’ and it all felt pretty natural and also a bit surreal. I mean, our band dressed as Slipknot for Halloween once, so, yeah! It’s wild.”

Drummer McQueen added:

“It’s a place I can be very at home as a drummer, but Corey’s unique arrangement ideas kept it fresh and challenging.”

Taylor also discussed the collaboration during an interview with Matt Pinfield:

“I got turned on to (The Dead Deads) by their album ‘For Your Obliteration‘… which is such a great album and is some of the best songwriting I’ve heard in years. We had the chance to have them on some Stone Sour shows, and me and Tish hit it off as songwriters. She said, ‘I’ve got this idea for a follow-up to ‘Murder Ballad,’ which was essentially ‘Murder Ballad II.’ Through video, we went back and forth, building this song and working it out. It became something really really cool.”

The Darkness Announce North American Tour

The Darkness have announced a spring North American tour. The Dead Deads will open.

Justin Hawkins commented:

“North America! We come to you again, humble in our mission but resolute in our purpose. Join with us in the benediction of ROCK, as we bring our ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ world tour to your spume-flecked shores. We cancelled Easter and now we are going to cancel your souls — let’s reboot together in the epiphany that only 150% pure adrenalin can bring. You are me, I am you, and music is the river that will carry us to our destiny. P.S. concert tickets available at extremely reasonable prices from all usual outlets.”

Tour Dates:

04/13 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
04/14 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
04/15 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04/17 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox
04/21 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
04/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
04/24 San Diego, CA – The Observatory – North Park
04/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
04/28 Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live
04/29 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
05/01 Concord, SC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05/03 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
05/05 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
05/06 New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA
05/08 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/11 Boston, MA – Royale
05/12 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
05/13 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
05/16 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
05/17 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
05/19 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
05/20 Kansas City, MO – Truman
05/22 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
05/23 Chicago, IL – Park West

Stone Sour, Halestorm, The Dead Deads, & Red Sun Rising Announce 2018 North American Tour

Stone Sour, Halestorm, and The Dead Deads will be heading out on tour together next year. Red Sun Rising will also perform on dates that Halestorm is not featured on.

Tour Dates:

01/27 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
01/29 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
02/01 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
02/02 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
02/04 Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Center (lower Bowl)
02/05 Winnipeg, SK – Burton Cummings Theatre
02/07 Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center
02/08 Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
02/10 Ypsilanti, MI – Convocation Center
02/11 Rochester, NY – Armory
02/16 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe (with Red Sun Rising) (no Halestorm)
02/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (with Red Sun Rising) (no Halestorm)
02/18 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom (with Red Sun Rising) (no Halestorm)

Stitched Up Heart, Art Of Dying, Etc. Added To 2017 Shiprocked Cruise

Living Sacrifice, Art Of Dying, Stitched Up Heart, Them Guns, and Letters From The Fire have been added to the 2017 Shiprocked Cruise. The cruise will take place on January 16-20, and will sail from Miami, FL to Grand Turk. Previously announced acts include: Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways [all-star band feat. Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda), Josh Todd and Stevie Dacanay (Buckcherry/Spraygun War), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Doug Robb and Chris Hesse (Hoobastank), Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Madame Mayhem, Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), Lukas Rossi and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method), Joey & Jorge Dueñas (Ünloco), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)], Another Lost Year, Avatar, Cane Hill, Crobot, The Dead Deads, From Ashes To New, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Mothership, Shaman’s Harvest, Wilson, and 12 Stones. There will also be guest appearances from Big Jay Oakerson, DJ Lippy Rage, The SDR Sideshow, Ralph Sutton, and Kayla Riley.


Chevelle Announce More Summer 2016 Dates

Chevelle have announced some more summer dates. The band will also be joined by Bush, Black Map, and The Dead Deads.


Tour Dates:

07/10 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
07/12 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
07/13 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater (no Chevelle only)
07/15 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air (Chevelle only)
07/16 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA (Chevelle only)
07/18 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
07/19 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
07/23 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
07/24 Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill – Amphitheatre
07/26 Indianapolis, IN – The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
07/27 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/30 Cleveland, OH – Roverfest (Chevelle only)
07/31 Richmond, VA – The National (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
08/02 Huntington, NY – The Paramount (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
08/03 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
08/05 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/07 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
08/09 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/10 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center (no Bush/The Dead Deads)
08/11 Bethlehem, PA – ArtsQuest Musikfest
08/13 Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
08/14 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion

Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Etc. Set For 2017 Shiprocked Cruise

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2017 Shiprocked Cruise. It will take place January 16-20, and will sail from Miami, FL to Grand Turk. The initial lineup for the cruise includes: Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways (all-star band), Another Lost Year, Avatar, Cane Hill, Crobot, The Dead Deads, From Ashes To New, Lacey Sturm, Monster Truck, Mothership, Shaman’s Harvest, Wilson, and 12 Stones. There will also be guest appearances from Big Jay Oakerson, DJ Lippy Rage, The SDR Sideshow, Ralph Sutton, and Kayla Riley.


P.O.D. Announce 2016 Tour With (hed)p.e., War Of Ages, & The Dead Deads

P.O.D. have announced a 2016 headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guestd (hed)p.e., War Of Ages and The Dead Deads have been unveiled:


Tour Dates:

03/06 Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon (no War Of Ages)
03/08 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
03/09 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/11 Arlington Heights, IL – House Of Music And Entertainment
03/12 Omaha, NE – Whiskey Tango
03/13 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
03/17 Dallas, TX – Trees

Corrosion Of Conformity, The Dead Deads Etc. Added To Motörhead’s Motörboat

More bands have been added to this year’s Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise. The boat will depart from Miami, FL on September 28 and will stop in Nassau and the Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas before returning on October 2.

The newly added acts include: Corrosion Of Conformity, The Shrine, Others, No Words, Budderside, Sonia Harley and The Dead Deads. These bands will join the previously announced acts which include: Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Cambell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry and Huntress.

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In other news, Slayer’s set on the cruise will take place during the blood moon.