NWOBHM legends Grim Reaper will return to the U.S. this fall to play a handful of tour dates. Booked shows include gigs in markets such as Las Vegas, Hollywood, Sellersville, as well as Poughkeepsie at The Chance on October 20 [tix] and Manhattan at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on October 23 [tix]. See dates confirmed thus far below.
Back in the spring, Grim Reaper toured the states, kicking things off at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar (were you there?). The band are gearing up for the release of their first full-length release since 1987′s Rock You to Hell, titled Walking in the Shadows. The guys recently invaded a secret location to shoot a video for the new album. Stay tuned for more info.
Dance Gavin Dance, The Contortionist, Hail The Sun and Good Tiger will be hooking up for a 5-week North American tour in early fall. The run kicks off in LA and closes out in AZ, while hitting NY along the way for a show at Buffalo’s Waiting Room on October 6 [tix] and Manhattan’s Webster Hall on October 9 [tix].
The run is in support of Dance Gavin Dance‘s seventh studio LP Mothership, which will be released on October 7th through Rise Records. The band will also tour the UK in November — check out all tour dates and stream some music below…
West Coast hardcore punk band Retox will join forces with Seattle heavy rockers He Whose Ox Is Gored and Mexicali newcomers Silent (ft. members of All Leather & Maniqui Lazer) for a late summer trip. The trek begins at the end of August in Fullerton, CA and runs through mid September, with a stop at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus scheduled for September 6 [tix tba]. Full tour dates are listed after the break, along with some tunes.
The aforementioned run marks Retox‘s first tour in a while, since members Justin Pearson and Michael Crain have been busy working with Dave Lombardo in their new band Dead Cross. Justin also performs in noisegrind supergroup Head Wound City.
The lineup for the annual free-ticketed event in New York City known as “Global Citizen Festival” has been announced. This year’s concert goes down on September 24 in Central Park in NYC, with rocking performances by Metallica and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. Other major acts to perform include Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer, Usher, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
The only way to attend this massive gathering is to “earn” your way in. More info about that can be found here. Have fun trying to get in!
Canadian hardcore punk band Comeback Kid have confirmed a handful of east coast headline dates for later this summer. The gigs go down in a few months, kicking off in Brooklyn Park, MN, and coming to a close a week later in Brooklyn, NY at the brand new Brooklyn Night Bazaar, located on Greenpoint Ave. near the corner of Manhattan Ave, on September 14. Tickets for the BK show are TBA.
French metal behemoths Gojira recently dropped their sixth studio album and second overall full-length effort on Roadrunner Records entitled Magma. The new record was captured at the band’s own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, and what better place to celebrate the fresh release than with an intimate performance in NYC! The guys did just that, as they took on the super tiny Saint Vitus Bar (350 cap.) in Brooklyn two Thursday’s ago (7/14), for what was a sweaty, sticky, stinky and damn amazing good time.
Fans lucky enough to snatch tickets to the rare show (before they sold-out in mere minutes), were treated to quite a hefty set-list from Gojira, consisting of a healthy mix of tracks spanning the band’s last 5 releases, and including a gnarly drum solo by Mario Duplantier. Being as their is no backstage at Saint Vitus, our metal heroes were forced to push their way through the thick crowd to access the stage and start the night’s first song, 2008′s crushing “Toxic Garbage Island.” From there on, Vitus was a complete warzone, with nonstop headbanging and moshing courtesy of excited fans.
Frontman Joe Duplantier roared through brand new tracks “Silvera” and “Stranded,” meanwhile lead guitarist Christian Andreu and bassist Jean-Michel Labadie shined best during pummeling classics “Flying Whales” and “Vacuity.” The band ended the boisterous night with their devastating 2012 cut “Explosia.” Other noteworthy moments include Joe bringing up Bastille Day and the attacks in France, the band celebrating Jean-Michel‘s birthday and Mario stage diving and surfing through the crowd at the end of the set, followed by the band rushing through the horde of people, high-fiving fans as they made their way towards the exit.
Check out more pics from the night below, along with fan-filmed footage. Gojira return to NYC this fall for a show at Terminal 5 with Tesseract [tix still available]. See all upcoming tour dates, here.
Another great one bites the bust, as punk/rock/metal venue and bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn The Grand Victory is set to close its doors for good on July 31st. The nightspot’s general manager Sean Dougherty confirmed they were shutting down last month via a social media post, which also states they are in the process of finding a new location and hope to be up and running again by early 2017. Goodbye, so long (for now).
The Grand Victory have a lot of great acts lined up for their final week, including the likes of Tournament, Hymen Holocaust and Subzero. Check out the full itinerary below…
7/25 – Dead Stars, Such Hounds, Year of Dragon [tix]
As previously posted, Bad Religion, Against Me! and Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) will be hooking up for a U.S. tour in the fall being called “The Vox Populi Tour” (which means “voice of the people” in Latin). The trek features a stop at Long Island’s The Paramount on October 1 and at New York City’s Irving Plaza on October 3. Tickets still remain for the LI show, though the NYC show is completely sold out. A second showing at Irving has been added for October 4, with tickets on sale now.
Canadian techy death metal legends Gorguts have booked a headline North American tour for the fall, which will boast support from Cali post-metallers Intronaut and Instrumental noise-jazz trio Brain Tentacles (ft. members of Yakuza, Municipal Waste & Keelhaul). The run kicks off in Brighton, MA in early October and comes to an end later that month at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge on October 30 [tix]. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Gorguts are touring in support of their recently released EP on Season of Mist titled Pleiades’ Dust (stream it after the dates). Additionally, Gorguts founder Luc Lemay was recently featured on the cover of June’s issue of Decibel Magazine (peep it below), which sports a conversation with the band regarding the new effort (pick up a copy).
Parody heavy metal tribute band Mac Sabbath have confirmed new headlining tour dates for later this summer, featuring support from singer and Elvis Presley impersonator Clownvis Presley (you might have seen him on the TV show “America’s Got Talent”). The run is titled the “Clown Power Tour” and comes through our state for a show at Rochester’s Montage Music Hall on September 4 [tix] and at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on September 8 [tix].
The tour also hits nearby-ish markets Philadelphia, PA, Asbury Park, NJ and Burlington, VT. Scroll down below for all announced tour dates, plus some supersized tunes (fries not included)…