Sadness was in the air at Gramercy Theatre this past Monday night (11/17), as NYC fans knew this would be the last time they’d see Anberlin live again. After 12 years of being together as a band, the guys decided to call it quits earlier this year. The band announced they’d be releasing one final album and embarking on one final tour.
Opening act Mike Herrera came out to perform an acoustic set to ease the crowd. “Are you guys excited for Anbelin!? You guys are going to have such a great time and you’re all going to leave with some great memories tonight,” said Mr. Herrera. Although the venue was filled with a certain sadness, Mike was able to cheer and hype the crowd before Anberlin took the stage, playing punk rock songs that helped lighten up the mood.
When Anberlin stepped foot on stage, the venue shook with the crowd’s excitement. As promised, the band would perform their critically acclaimed album Cities in its entirety. Lead singer Stephen Christian told his bandmates “I just want to thank you guys, some of the best memories of my life were spent with this band.” As the fans cheered, he directed towards them “I want to thank all of you for following us in the 12 years we’ve been together as a band and for always helping us go on for one more show.”
By the time the clock hit 10pm, Stephen made a fan-pleasing statement: “Tonight, we are not only playing Cities front to back, but we are also playing Never Take Friendship Personal!” to which fans went crazy. The audience sang and danced like it was their last, singing back every word until the venue resonated with echoes. Stephen said goodbye by saying “This is incredible, a night we’ll never forget,” and a night I’m sure their fans will never forget as well.
Check out more pics from Anberlin‘s last show in NYC below:
As discussed before, New York City metal legends Helmet are currently booking U.S. shows to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s classic “Betty” LP, where the band will perform said album in full along with an entire second set, no opening acts.
A show at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan was revealed to go down on February 21. A slew of new dates have been confirmed with an additional show in NYC set to take place at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on February 22. All tickets go on sale starting this Friday (11/21) at noon (get Bwry tix here, Vitus here).
Ventura, California heavy metal fiends Night Demon are readying their first full-length album, Curse of the Damned, which is scheduled for release on January 27 through Century Media. The new LP follows the band’s self-titled debut EP, unleashed in 2012 (stream it in full below). The gang will also set out on an early 2015 nationwide tour alongside Canadian headbangers Skull Fist and Australian shredders Elm Street, with the following New York stops confirmed on the journey:
01/02/2015 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
01/03/2015 – Amityville, NY @ Amytiville Music Hall
01/04/2015 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (Studio or Marlin tbc)
01/07/2015 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
The band dropped the following comment regarding the 2015 tour:
The young metal attack is in full force with this touring package. It is an honor for us to be on the road with our contemporaries on our home soil.
As previously mentioned, Night Demon are currently on the road in the U.S. supporting the might Raven, with a show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn with October 31, S.A. Adams and Midnite Hellion set for this Friday night (11/21). Tickets are still available.
Tunes, plus all other Night Demon dates, continue below:
In support of their brand new studio album Man on the Run and lead single “The Only Way Out” (stream it below), British alt rock favorites Bush will set out on an early 2015 headline tour across North America with help from special guest openers Theory of a Deadman and Stars in Stereo.
The trip embarks late January in San Francisco, CA and continues through March in San Antonio, TX. New York will welcome the tour on February 24 at Best Buy Theater in Times Square and on February 27 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester. VIP packages and general tickets will be made available soon via the band’s official site.
Prior to Bush‘s 2015 tour, the band will perform a series of select U.S. shows in December including a stint at The Forum in LA for KROQ’s 24th annual “Almost Acoustic Christmas” beside System of a Down, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park and others.
New music from Bush and a full list of shows, follow:
California melo-hardcore unit Stick To Your Guns have confirmed plans to tour North America in early 2015 on their own “Disobedient” headline tour in support of their upcoming album of the same name, which was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, We Came As Romans, Black Veil Brides) and is due out on February 10 via Sumerian Records. The winter odyssey will see support from The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, ‘68 and In Hearts Wake.
The tour kicks off in Sacramento in mid-February and runs through March in San Diego, while tagging New York along the way on February 22 at Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan and on February 23 in Bogies in Albany. VIP packages are on sale now. General tickets will become available a week from today (11/26).
Before heading out on their 2015 tour, the band will set out in December on a handful of annual holiday charity shows dubbed “Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV.”
Check out the official clip for Stick To Your Guns‘ new single “Nobody,” and scroll through a complete list of upcoming gigs, below:
Hard rock giants Foo Fighters just released their eighth studio album Sonic Highways (via Roswell/RCA), which features eight songs that were recorded in eight different studios in eight different cities over the course of a year. The making of the new album has been chronicled in an eight-part documentary series titled “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” that debuted last month on HBO.
In support of the new effort, the band will set out on an extensive spring through fall North American tour next year, which will see British garage rock duo Royal Blood opening most dates and Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma filling in on select shows. New York City will host the trek on July 16 at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.
Ticket pre-sale begins 12/1 with public on-sale starting on 12/4 and 12/5. In addition, the band has revealed a special “beat the bots” box office-only pre-sale that goes down this Saturday (11/22). See a full list of box office locations and details here.
A complete list of dates can also be viewed below:
New York City’s own rock/metal experts Helmet recently concluded a run of UK dates celebrating the 20th anniversary of their popular 1994 album Betty. The band have now started booking Betty 20th anniversary shows for the U.S. as well, with a show in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom already confirmed for February 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday (11/21) at noon.
More dates are expected to be announced soon (stay tuned). In the meanwhile, you can relive Betty in full, below:
In support of their eighth studio full-length album Monuments to an Elegy (due out 12/9), alt rock vets The Smashing Pumpkins will perform a string of rare and intimate shows in select cities around the world. The series of gigs will feature a special lineup consisting of drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) and bassist Mark Stoermer (The Killers) joining the band’s mainman Billy Corgan and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
The tour begins later this month in Berlin and hits London and Paris before closing out in New York City on December 8 at Webster Hall. NYC tickets go on sale to the general public starting tomorrow (11/19) at noon.
Stream Pumpkins‘ new singles “Tiberius,” “One and All” and “Being Beige,” and see all release show dates, below:
PA prog rock quintet Circa Survive are gearing up for the release of their fifth studio album Descensus, which is scheduled to drop on Monday (11/24) through Sumerian Records. The new full-length has thus far spawned the singles “Schema” and “Only The Sun,” which were produced by Philly-based Will Yip (Balance and Composure, Blacklisted, The Wonder Years) of Studio 4 Recording.
In support of the impending LP, Circa Survive recently embarked on a national headline run with opening help from Title Fight and Tera Melos on the first half of the run, and Pianos Become The Teeth on the second. The tour made an appearance in New York City a week ago today (11/11) at the modern Best Buy Theater. Peep fresh new photos from the NYC show, plus check out new music from Circa Survive and a list of remaining dates, after the gallery:
Marilyn Manson has announced an early 2015 North American headline run titled “The Hell Not Hallelujah Tour.” The winter outing is in support of Manson‘s upcoming ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, which is slated for release on January 20 through MM‘s own Hell, etc. label, via Cooking Vinyl Records.
New York stops on the tour include a show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan on January 26, and a gig at The Paramount in Long Island on January 27. All tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday (11/21).
Stream the new LP’s first single “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge,” and check out a video teaser for the tour with a complete list of dates, below: