Stoner metal brutes Weedeater are getting ready to hit the road for previously announced east coast tour dates with support from doomy party crew Black Wizard and sludgy trio Serial Hawk.
The tour officially kicks off in two weeks in Richmond VA, hitting over 20 North American markets including New York City at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) on June 11. Tickets for the Manhattan show are on sale now, HERE.
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Rock legends Guns N’ Roses have just confirmed additional North American stops to their popular and ongoing worldwide ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour,’ which hit Metlife Stadium last summer.
The newly announced dates include a two-day stint in New York City at Madison Square Garden on October 11 and October 15. Tickets go on sale to the general masses on Saturday (6/3) at 10am, HERE (10/11) and HERE (10/15).
Additional freshly confirmed dates include gigs in Philly, Boston, Toronto and more. The band are currently touring throughout Europe, check out all upcoming dates below.
GnR‘s ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’ features Axl Rose (vocals, piano), Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboard).
Tennessee noise makers Today Is The Day will be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their nefarious 1997 studio full-length on Relapse Records, Temple Of The Morning Star, with a just announced summer run with Kayo Dot.
The trip launches in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on July 6 [TIX] and stomps through 18 more cities before collapsing in Montreal on July 30.
The trek is being presented by CVLT Nation, with Today Is The Day mainman Steve Austin offering the following:
Temple of The Morning Star was made late at night alone in an industrial warehouse that my studio was in. I was homeless and living there just trying to survive. No family, no love. I had broken up with my girlfriend, and my life was in a fast downward spiral that I was living through. I had been listening a lot to Shake with John McLaughlin. I was impressed with the ultra fast Middle Eastern acoustic guitar playing. I wrote the song in a stream of conscious. When it was complete, I decided that the track would be the theme for the record. I was in pain, filled with loneliness and anger.
Feeling kicked out and pushed out by everyone, I needed something to relate to. ‘Temple of The Morning Star’ was a declaration of freedom and independence that made it clear that I will not compromise myself or the things I believe in for acceptance from anyone. You have to be yourself, even when it hurts.
BTW, a 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Temple Of The Morning Star was recently released through The End Records.
ICYMI, Steve Austin is the subject of the documentary, The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, which, as per the official press release, “takes a look at Steve Austin’s nearly-three-decade-long career as a musician in TODAY IS THE DAY and his reflection of his life.” Get more info and view the trailer here.
In more news, Austin will team up with Enslaved‘s Ivar Bjørnson for a Bardspec show at Saint Vitus on June 29. IIVII (ft. Josh Graham of A Storm of Light, ex-Red Sparowes) will also perform. Tickets are still available.
Catch all upcoming Today Is The Day dates and check out streams of Temple Of The Morning Star, a recently released acoustic version of the title-track and a live clip from Vitus, below.
New York City’s own rockers Station recently embarked on their first-ever North American tour, kicking off shenanigans in Whitesburg, KY at Summit City and hitting additional markets such as Nashville, TN and Effingham, IL for a gig with Vince Neil.
Station will continue their US assault with late spring through summer tour dates which includes newly added stops in NYC, specifically at Arlene’s Grocery on June 7 for a special acoustic performance as part of the ‘New York’s Wounded Vet Run Benefit Show’ with The Tip, Crowd The Airwaves, Here There Be Monsters and a surprise band [TIX], and at Gramercy Theatre on August 24 for a headlining stint with support acts Four Trips Ahead, Tempt and Craig Greenberg [TIX].
Station are also set to perform a previously announced show in Wantagh, NY at the Jones Beach Band Shell on August 23 [tix tba]. Get all upcoming dates after the break.
Speaking about their time on the road so far, Station guitarist Chris Lane checked in with the following:
This was our most successful run to date and what’s crazy about that is that we mostly visited cities we hadn’t been to before. It was amazing to see so many STATION shirts and people singing along with us.
Experimental metal act Ex Eye, who feature within their group saxophonist Colin Stetson (former touring members of Arcade Fire), drummer Greg Fox (Liturgy), bassist/keyboardist Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3) and guitarist Toby Summerfield, have set June 23 as the official street date for their self-titled debut album on Relapse Records. The new full-length was recorded at Ismaily‘s Figure 8 Studios (Blonde Redhead, Son Lux, Pussy Riot) in Brooklyn, and has thus far produced the spacey single “Opposition/Perihelion,” which you can listen to below.
Surrounding the release of the ST LP, the band will embark on summer tour dates in North America, with a newly added headliner in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus confirmed for August 18 [TIX]. The quartet also perform east coast gigs in Baltimore and Richmond.
Baltimore hardcore punk unit Trapped Under Ice have premiered their new single “Do It” which comes off of their upcoming album Heatwave via Pop Wig Records (due 7/21 – pre-order). The new song features a guest appearance from Pissed Jeans‘ Matt Korvette, you can listen to the fresh cut below.
In support of the impending LP, Trapped Under Ice will also embark on a summer tour (w/ Fury and Freedom) with a total of 10 U.S. dates booked, including a stint in NYC at Brooklyn Bazaar on August 26 (w/ openers Firewalker & Super Natural Psycho) [TIX]. Prior to their summer trek, the band will hit up the ‘Sound and Fury Fest‘ in LA in early June, sharing the stage beside bands like Turnstile, Harley Flanagan and Bent Life.
Speaking of Pissed Jeans, they’ll play Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge (w/ Feral Ohms & Pinkwash) on June 23 [TIX].
Check out all upcoming Trapped Under Ice dates and the aforementioned track stream below.
New York’s own prog/alt rock favorites Coheed and Cambria have concluded their U.S. spring tour that saw them performing their iconic third album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in full at every non-festival stop on the run.
The journey (titled NEVERENDER GAIBSIV) made an appearance in New York City for two concerts at Terminal 5, with the first (a sold out affair) having gone down on May 5 with support act The Deer Hunter, and the second (marking the trek’s grand finale) having taken place last night, May 22, with openers Thank You Scientist and Mutoid Man.
We caught last night’s show at T5 and, as promised, Coheed delivered all fifteen tracks off of GAIBSIV, dispensing legendary crowd-pleasers such as “Welcome Home,” “Ten Speed (of God’s Blood & Burial)” and “The Suffering.” The band even threw in a beefy encore for good measure, dishing out “Island” off of The Color Before the Sun, “Delirium Trigger” from The Second Stage Turbine Blade and “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3″ off of the LP of the same name, before gracefully making their final bow.
Fans who made it out early to the show were treated to sets from Mutoid Man, who played tracks from their impending new album War Moans, plus more, and Thank You Scientist, who focused primarily on songs from their latest offering Stranger Heads Prevail, which can be found via Coheed frontman Claudio Sanchez‘s imprint Evil Ink Records.
C&C will now ship overseas for gigs in Europe and the UK (see all dates). Scroll through below for our full photographic coverage from last night’s gathering in NYC.
This past Saturday (May 20) Cro-Mags headlined the official ‘Black N’ Blue Bowl’ 2017 pre-show bash at a completely sold-out Bowery Electric in New York City. The evening also featured a special set from Carnivore‘s Marc Piovanetti and Louie Beato, who played tracks off of the band’s iconic 1987 album Retaliation, plus additional performances from Lion’s Cage, Jukai and EgoDestroys. Check out a few photos and fan-filmed footage from the show below.
In related news, Cro-Mags‘ John Joseph will soon hook up with his other band Bloodclot, which also features within its ranks current and former members of Murphy’s Law, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dwarves, for a round of summer tour dates beside Negative Approach. The tour hits Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on July 21 [TIX]. The band’s new album, Up In Arms, drops on July 14 via Metal Blade.
Speaking of ‘Black N’ Blue Bowl,’ the legendary hardcore fest went down in NYC at Webster Hall yesterday, May 21, with performances from Gorilla Biscuits, Rest In Pieces, Token Entry, Terror and others.
Newcomers Dead Cross, featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), have confirmed their first-ever North American tour for this summer.
The trek kicks off in Santa Ana, CA on Aug. 10 and ravages 23 more cities before closing out in Denver, CO on Sept. 23. New York City will host two stops on the run: Manhattan at Gramercy Theatre on Sept. 12 [TIX on sale 5/25] and Brooklyn at Warsaw on Sept. 13 [TIX on sale 5/24].
Regarding the upcoming gigs, Lombardo stated:
Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression. I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience… but I know it’s going to be a hell of a good time. Really looking forward to hitting the road with these guys.
Get all upcoming tour dates and stream the band’s new single “Grave Slave” off of their impending self-titled debut album (due 8/4 via Ipecac Recordings) below…
Amid visa problems, Norwegian black metal tyrants Taake will (hopefully) soon commence their string of previously announced spring rituals in the USA and Canada, with support (on most dates) coming from electronic darkwave act Gost and Norwegian blackened raiders Helheim (ft. Taake‘s V’gandr).
The expedition is set to come to a grand close in New York City at the popular Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.) on June 10. Tickets are still available for purchase, HERE.
Additionally, we are giving away two pairs of tickets to the show. For your chance to win, sign up below and we’ll pick winners on June 8.