Canadian noise makers KEN mode will be releasing their seventh studio record titled Success on June 16 through Season of Mist, and to celebrate the new effort the trio will be heading out on a North American spring tour with direct support coming from New Jersey’s own Fight Amp, who will be unleashing a new album of their own dubbed Constantly Off on June 6 through Brutal Panda Records.
A stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus has been set for June 18 with special guest openers Pyrrhon and Couch Slut. NYC ticket info is TBA. Make sure to check out a full list of KEN mode tour dates (including newly announced European shows with Cortez) and the official video for KEN mode‘s new single “Blessed” – which was directed by Christopher Mills (Rush, Interpool, Modest Mouse) – as well as an album trailer for Fight Amp‘s new full-length, below…
Metalcore unit Darkest Hour will be embarking on a brief North American tour this spring to commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary. To coincide with the celebratory trek, the guys will be re-releasing their 2014 self-titled album on double transparent blue gatefold vinyl (limited to 250 – order here), with an alternate color only being sold at their live shows. Additionally, the band will also be re-releasing their 2000 debut full-length album, The Mark of the Judas, on vinyl as well (pre-order info tba).
The week-long stint – which will see Darkest Hour performing their 2005 release, Undoing Ruin, in its entirety along with an extended set consisting of classic and new songs at every stop of the tour – kicks off in New York City at Gramercy Theatre on June 24 and concludes in the band’s hometown of Washington, D.C. in July. NYC tickets go on sale to the public this Friday (4/3) at 12pm. Reunited Chicago headbangers Dead To Fall will open the just announced dates, which you can see in full below (with more to be added soon).
PA-based and gothic-inspired metalcore quintet Motionless In White recently completed a North American headline excursion titled “The Beyond The Barricade Tour” with aid from For Today, New Years Day and Ice Nine Kills. The five-week-long campaign rolled through New York City this past Saturday night (3/28) for a sold out gig at Irving Plaza in the East Village. We were on location for the exhilarating showing to capture the entire night for your viewing pleasure (see full photographic coverage below).
In related concert news, Motionless In White, who are out pushing last year’s Reincarnate full-length on Fearless Records, will soon set out on the previously announced “This Summer’s The Last Stand Tour” with Slipknot, Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine, which invades Jones Beach in Long Island on August 1st (tix on-sale now). Prior to the aforementioned trek, MIW will embark on a handful of spring headline shows and festival appearances, including “New England Metal and Hardcore Festival” in MA, “Fort Rock Festival” in FL and “Carolina Rebellion” in NC. See a complete list of tour dates here.
Speaking of New Years Day, the west coast alt rockers will be touring with the 2015 Vans Warped Tour this summer alongside major acts such as Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides and Escape The Fate. The outing arrives at Jones Beach on July 11th (tix are surprisingly still available).
Ice Nine Kills, who are out supporting their latest opus on Outerloop Management titled The Predator Becomes the Prey, will soon hook up with Get Scared, Upon This Dawning, Chasing Safety and Brightwell for their headline “The IX Lives Tour,” which hits upstate NY at the Waiting Room in Buffalo on May 23 (those tix are here).
Glam rock jokesters Steel Panther have announced a North American headline tour for May in support of their fourth studio album, All You Can Eat, which dropped last spring on Kobalt Label Services. The newly added dates include a stop at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on May 19 with special guest hard rockers Like a Storm. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting this Friday (4/3) at 10am.
If you haven’t already, check out Steel Panther‘s latest music video for their track “Pussywhipped” below, and see all upcoming tour dates here.
Swedish post-hardcore favorites Refused will be going out on a stateside headline club tour this spring being called the “Freedom USA 2015 Tour”. The journey kicks off at the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas in late May and advances through June, hitting New York City along the way for a show in Manhattan at the Bowery Ballroom on June 3 and in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 4. Tickets, night 1 and night 2, go on sale this Friday at noon. A complete list of dates are below.
Refused are rumored to be releasing a new album this year, which would mark their first full-length record since the release of their 1998 iconic effort, The Shape of Punk to Come.
Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins will be joining forces for a month-long co-headline run titled “The End Times Tour.” Consisting of 23 dates in total, the summer jaunt sets off in early July in Concord, CA and runs through August with a final stop going down in Cincinnati, OH. New York will host the tour on July 31 at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning this Friday (4/3) at 10am. A full list of dates can be found below.
The trek is in support of Marilyn Manson‘s new full-length album, The Pale Emperor, and The Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest LP, Monuments to an Elegy.
California punk rock legends Pennywise have just concluded a headline North American tour, with special guest support provided by Massachusetts melodic hardcore act A Wilhelm Scream and Wyoming-based skate punks Teenage Bottlerocket, that commenced earlier this month in Utah and came to an end last night in Virginia. The two-and-a-half week run was in continued support of Pennywise‘s eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, which was released last summer on Epitaph Records. The trip ripped through a nearly sold out Irving Plaza in New York City last Friday night (3/27) — exclusive photos from the Manahttan show can now be viewed in this post.
Coming up for Pennywise, the band have a handful of high profile spring appearances lined up, including stints at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st alongside Social Distortion, Against Me!, Motion City Soundtrack and others, X Games in Texas on June 6th with Nicki Minaj, Talib Kweli, Ume and more, and a headline spot at the 13th annual Ink-N-Iron Festival in California the weekend of June 12-14 with additional acts Killswitch Engage, Peter Murhpy, Gary Numan and a slew of other heavy hitters.
Stick to PennyWisdom.com for future dates and more info. NYC gallery continues below…
Following a handful of appearances at this year’s SXSW in Austin, UK heavy rock duo God Damn performed a free show at Niagara Bar in the Lower East Side of Manhattan last Tuesday night (3/24) as part of the band’s first-ever tour through the US. The pair dished out rock hymns off of their full-length debut, Vultures, which drop on May 12 (May 11 internationally) through One Little Indian. Pics from their set are in this post.
Next up for God Damn, the guys are back home and will soon initiate a spring run through Europe which includes appearances at “Handmade Festival,” “Camden Rocks Festival” and “Download Festival” in the UK. A complete list of upcoming shows can be viewed after the photos.
Cancer Bats recently concluded a brief U.S. stint with fellow Canadian hardcore punk squad Exalt, which celebrated the release of their brand spankin’ new full-length album on Metal Blade dubbed Searching for Zero. The two-week tour ignited earlier this month in Detroit and stormed through numerous markets including Austin for SXSW and New York City for a show at Cake Shop in the Lower East Side last Thursday (3/26) with No Way and the tour’s last stop at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn this past Saturday (3/28) with The Banner and White Widows Pact. Photos from the Manhattan show can be seen in this post.
Cancer Bats will now embark on a month-long outing across Europe alongside British metalcore outfit While She Sleeps. Those dates are posted after the gallery.
Primus and Massachusetts rockers Dinosaur Jr will be teaming up for a month-long summer U.S. tour that kicks off at “All Good Festival” in Summit Point, WV. Dates confirmed include a show in New York City at Pier 97 on July 30, with tickets going on sale to the public starting this Friday (4/3) at 10am. All other tour dates are below.
As mentioned before, Primus will be in the greater NYC-area later this month for a headline show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on April 25 [tix on sale], as part of their upcoming spring tour in support of their 2014 “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”-themed studio album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.