KISS, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 UK Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 UK Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington, UK on June 12-14 and it will feature: KISS, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down, Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, Gojira, Disturbed, Alestorm, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry, and Of Mice & Men.

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Sum 41 To Celebrate 15th Anniversary Of “Chuck” On Upcoming Tour

Sum 41 have revealed that they will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of “Chuck” on their upcoming tour. The band plan to play a bunch of songs from the effort, along with new songs off “Order In Decline” and various fan favorites.

The group commented:

“While putting together a set list for the Order In Decline World Tour, we decided to do something special. In addition to launching this world tour for our new album, Order In Decline, we are also celebrating the 15th Anniversary of our album Chuck.

We’ll be playing songs from our two heaviest albums, as well as fan favorites from throughout our career into one behemoth sized set each night. We couldn’t let this monumental anniversary pass us by and we are so ready to bring this tour to fans across the United States.”

Tour Dates:

With The Amity Affliction & The Plot In You:

09/29 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (feat. Of Mice & Men) (no The Amity Affliction)
10/04 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/05 Minneapolis, MN – Menace in Minneapolis at Skyway Theatre
10/06 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
10/08 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/11 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/12 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
10/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
10/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/20 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
10/23 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
10/24 Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland
10/26 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
10/27 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/28 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
10/31 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/02 Edmonton, AB – The 27th Annual Halloween Howler (feat. The Lazys & Kane Incognito) (no The Amity Affliction/The Plot In You)

With The Offspring & Dinosaur Pile-Up:

11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/26 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre

Sum 41:

12/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
12/15 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
12/17 Nashville, TN – Cowan
12/18 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
12/20 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde
12/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe Live

Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Etc. Set For 2020 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals. The events will be held in Germany on June 5-7 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the band’s that have been booked so far: Green Day, System Of A Down, Volbeat, Billy Talent, Broilers, Korn, Disturbed, Deftones, The Offspring, Trailerpark, Weezer, Bilderbuch, Wanda, Alan Walker, Heaven Shall Burn, Yungblud, Powerwolf, Trettmann, Bosse, Of Mice & Men, Motionless In White, August Burns Red, and U.V.A.

The Offspring To Play Virtual In-Game Concert Inside “World Of Tanks”

The Offspring have revealed that they will be playing a virtual in-game concert inside “World Of Tanks.” The band said the following about that:

“We’re also excited to announce that @wot has invited us to perform inside their game. Beginning September 18 you can join us on a virtual stage right in #WorldofTanks. The game has never seen anything like this before, so we’re excited to be the first!”

The Offspring Respond To Estranged Bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel’s Lawsuit

As previously reported, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel recently filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Now, the group have responded with a cross-complaint, denying all of Kriesel’s accusations.

Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claimed Holland and Wasserman “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleged that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.”

Holland and Wasserman are now asking the court to appoint “three disinterested appraisers to appraise the fair value” of Kriesel’s shares of the band. According to Forbes, the duo’s cross-complaint said the following:

“Setting aside the obvious legal arguments that there could be no such thing as an oral, permanent partnership, or a partnership which required two people to perform in perpetuity, or indeed that anybody could be compelled to perform music publicly with anybody else for a single performance no less for an endless string of performances, Kriesel’s arguments have no basis in fact.”

The Offspring Sued By Estranged Bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel

According to Dying Scene, The Offspring bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel has filed a federal lawsuit against frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman over trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the band’s name. Kriesel, who has been absent from the band’s recent touring, claims the two “devised a scheme, and entered into a conspiracy with each other” last October to “seize the business, business opportunities, and assets” of the group’s partnership agreement. He also alleges that they tried to “divest [him] of his partnership interests and rights, without fair compensation” and “deny [his] continued status as a general partner of the Partnership.” You can read more by downloading the court document HERE.

The Offspring & Sum 41 Announce Canadian Tour

The Offspring and Sum 41 will be hitting the road on a Canadian tour together. Dinosaur Pile-Up will open.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
11/13 Moncton, NB – Avenir Centre
11/15 St Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
11/16 Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
11/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
11/19 Sault Ste Marie, ON – GFL Memorial Gardens
11/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Places
11/22 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
11/23 Estevan, SK – Affinity place
11/25 Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
11/27 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
11/29 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
11/30 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
12/02 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre