MARILYN MANSON RESCHEDULES TOUR DATES, SINGER SAYS, “[MY] FIBULA [BROKE] IN TWO PLACES”

Marilyn Manson has rescheduled his postponed October North American tour.

He was forced to pull the plug on all his planned dates this month after suffering an injury at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom,when a pistol stage prop fell on top of him last month.

The new dates will now take place in January and February next year as part of a wider run of shows. Tickets for the original concerts will remain valid, with the exception of Columbus and Phoenix. Refunds for those performances, which had been planned for October 8th and 26th respectively, are available from the point of purchase.

Find a full list of Manson’s rescheduled dates below.

Manson recently told Yahoo, “I only recently watched the video of it. I can see how it could look terrifying. It was terrifying for me, because the truss was not secured properly. I wasn’t trying to climb it – it started to fall and I tried to push back and I didn’t get out the way in time. I’m not sure what I hit my head on, but it did fall on to my leg [and broke] the fibula in two places. The pain was excruciating.”

He added, “It definitely could have crushed my skull and my ribs. I have some minor bruising in that area, but it took six guys to pull it off of me. It was like wrestling a giant iron monster.”

Manson’s next scheduled live performance will be at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on November 5th.

Marilyn Manson 2018 North American tour

January:

10: Phoenix Van Buren, AZ
12: Las Vegas House Of Blues, NV
13: Las Vegas House Of Blues, NV
16: Oakland Fox Theatre, CA
19: Salt Lake City The Complex, UT
20: Denver Fillmore, CO
23: San Antonio Aztec Theatre, TX
24: Houston House of Blues, TX
26: Springfield Shrine Mosque, MO
27: Tulsa Brady Theatre, OK
28: Kansas City Arvest Bank Theatre, MO
30: Des Moines 7 Flags Event Center, IA
31: Minneapolis The Myth, MN

February:

2: Madison The Orpheum, WI
3: Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom, WI
6: Chicago Riviera Theatre, IL
7: Grand Rapids 20 Monroe, MI
9: Buffalo Rapids Theatre, NY
11: Toronto Rebel, ON
12: Boston House Of Blues, MA
13: Baltimore Rams Head Live, MD
15: Huntington Paramount Theatre, NY
16: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ

additional source: Metal Hammer via teamrock.com

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ANVIL TO RELEASE “POUNDING THE PAVEMENT” ON JANUARY 19TH, EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Of course there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from their colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such as Metallica and the late Lemmy of Motörhead, who have expressed their unreserved admiration time and again. The reasons for this evident respect are obvious: since 1978, Anvil have been the epitome of a passionate heavy metal band that refuses to be thrown off course by setbacks, adverse conditions and inconsistencies on the business side of things. Their latest album Pounding The Pavement proves their impressive stamina: never before have Anvil sounded as diverse, determined and inspiring.

Why has Pounding The Pavement turned into such an awesome offering?

Kudlow’s explanation is simple, “The songwriting process started immediately after the work on our previous album, Anvil Is Anvil, had been completed,” he says. “So our thoughts instantly turned to the future again. After Anvil Is Anvil had been cut, everybody knew what we had just delivered and what Anvil’s future should sound like.” Despite the diverse range of their ideas, Kudlow, Reiner and their bassist Chris Robertson have succeeded in filling the typical trademarks of this unusual band with life once again – which is an important aspect for every Anvil release, after all tradition and reliability play an essential role in this group. Kudlow adds, “Of course we always allow inspirations from earlier recordings to seep in, but always with an emphasis on evolving the characteristic Anvil sound. Lots of fans keep asking us to play the way we did in the so-called good old days. That’s why I try from time to time to pick up on that exciting feel of our older material. Mind you, it’s always exclusively about the basic atmosphere of that time, never about copying an older song.”

The programmatic album title, Pounding The Pavement, is a synonym for the consistently serious challenge of ensuring Anvil’s financial survival. Kudlow says, “I feel nothing could describe the way we’ve been working for the past forty years better than Pounding The Pavement: Anvil have tried for four decades to earn enough money to survive and continue to make music.”

Pounding The Pavement, will be released on January 19th, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (+1 bonus track and poster), 2LP gatefold coloured version, download and stream.

Pounding The Pavement track listing:

1. Bitch In The Box 4:29
2. Ego 2:57
3. Doing What I Want 3:17
4. Smash Your Face 4:20
5. Pounding The Pavement 3:05
6. Rock That Shit 3:21
7. Let It Go 3:00
8. Nanook Of The North 5:57
9. Black Smoke 3:26
10. World Of Tomorrow 4:37
11. Warming Up 3:03
12. Don´t Tell Me 3:51 (bonus track)

The band will embark on a massive European-Tour from February to April 2018 – here are the confirmed dates:

February:

1 NL-Leiden – Gebr. De Nobel
2 NL-Venlo – Poppodium Grenswerk
3 NL-Hengelo – Metropool
4 NL-Tilburg – Little Devil
6 GB-London – Underworld
7 GB-Stoke – Eleven Music
8 GB-Newcastle – Trillians
9 GB-Grimsby – Yardbirds
10 GB-Glasgow – Cathouse
11 GB-Wigan – Pure
13 GB-Belfast – The Limelight
14 IE-Dublin – The Academy
16 GB-Buckley – Tivoli
17 GB-Bridgend – Hobos
18 GB-Brighton – Green Door Store
20 GB-Bilston – Robin 2
21 GB-York – Fibbers
22 GB-Evesham – Iron Road
23 GB-Weston – The Bear
24 B-Kortrijk – De Kreun
25 F-Paris – Le Trabendo
27 F-Colmar – Le Grillen

March:

1 E-Irun – Sala Tunk
2 E-Madrid – MON
3 E-Valencia – Paberse Club
4 E-Barcelona – Sala Boveda
10 I-Florence – Circus
11 I-Brescia – Circolo Colony
13 CH-Solothurn – Kofmehl
14 D-Munich – Backstage
15 D-Essen – Turock
16 D-Mannheim – 7er Club
17 D-Münster – Sputnikhalle
18 D-Berlin – Musik & Frieden
20 D-Flensburg – Roxy
22 SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
23 SE-Finspang – Hugo
24 SE-Uppsala – Katalin
25 SE-Stockholm – Fryshuset Klubben
28 NO-Oslo – Olsen Pa Bryn
29 NO-Haugesund – Flytten
30 NO-Hamar – Gregers
31 NO-Odal – Odal Rock Club

April:

4 D-Frankfurt – Nachtleben
5 D-Hamburg – Markthalle
6 D-Siegburg – Kubana

For more information, please visit, facebook.com/anvilmetal.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD ANNOUNCE DECEMBER 15TH RELEASE DATE FOR DELUXE VERSION OF “THE STAGE,” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS JANUARY 12TH

Avenged Sevenfold has announced a December 15th release date for the deluxe version of their critically acclaimed album, The Stage (Capitol). This new edition features seven additional studio songs, plus four unreleased live tracks recorded during the band’s recent shows at The O2 arena in London. Among the seven bonus tracks is the band’s stunning cover of the Pink Floyd classic, Wish You Were Here, which was released today and can be heard here. The companion video can be seen below.

Both the digital and physical deluxe versions of The Stage can be pre-ordered here ((note: the CD and vinyl versions of the album will include a special lenticular cover).

About the band’s version of Wish You Were Here, lead singer M. Shadows says, “This is the song that started us down the rabbit hole with our recent cover recordings. I’ve always loved this song and though I felt it would be impossible to capture the somberness of the original, we approached it with another purpose. There’s a poignancy to the song that seems appropriate with everything going on in the world today. We put a bit of a modern twist on it to reintroduce it at a time when it might help capture what some of us are feeling.”

The deluxe edition is the latest chapter in an innovative album cycle that began 12 months ago when Avenged Sevenfold “surprise-released” The Stage, becoming the first-ever rock band to drop an unannounced album in digital and physical form. The band (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) announced the album’s release to millions of surprised fans who had been watching their live-streamed set from the rooftop of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA. That groundbreaking event saw the quintet give a 3D/360-degree virtual reality performance that enabled fans around the globe to experience Avenged Sevenfold’s electrifying show as if they were there for the first-of-its-kind immersive event.

Months later, the forward-thinking band announced plans to transform The Stage into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of several months.

In addition to the album’s original 11 tracks, the deluxe version features A7X’s reimagining of Mr. Bungle’s Retrovertigo, original track Dose, a cover of Del Shannon’s 1961 Number one hit, Runaway (featuring a guest appearance by Vandals’ guitarist Warren Fitzgerald and lead vocals by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Zacky Vengeance), the band’s version of The Beach Boys’ 1966 hit God Only Knows and most recently, their rendition of the Rolling Stones’ As Tears Go By. The four concert recordings included on the album are title track The Stage, Paradigm, Sunny Disposition and God Damn.

Tickets also go on sale today for Avenged Sevenfold’s 2018 North American arena headlining tour, set to begin January 12th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville with special guests Breaking Benjamin and Bullet For My Valentine. The band has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Tour Experiences, including access to a VIP-only viewing area, an official signed show setlist, an invitation to the pre-show lounge featuring Avenged Sevenfold memorabilia and an exclusive A7X tour book including never-before-seen photos. For full package details, please visit CID Entertainment.

Avenged Sevenfold’s tour dates:

January 12 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena
January 16 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
January 17 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Ctr – Penn State University
January 24 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
January 25 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
January 27 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
January 31 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum***
February 2 – North Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
February 3 – Evansville, IN @ Ford Center
February 6 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
February 8 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
February 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
February 11 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
***=on sale 10/13

Avenged Sevenfold online:

Official Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TO SUPPORT, WITH RED FANG/EYEHATEGOD ON SELECT DATES

Black Label Society have announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates today spanning coast to coast in support of their recently announced all new LP, Grimmest Hits. Support will come from legends Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub

1/2: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/3: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/4: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/5: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
1/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/8: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
1/9: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater

2/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/2: Portland, ME @ Aura
2/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
2/5: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/6: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
2/7: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/8: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
2/9: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

EYEHATEGOD
Dec 29th – Jan 20th

Red Fang
Jan 26th – Feb 9th

EYEHATEGOD
Feb 11th – Feb 27th

Black Label Society recently debuted a brand new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled Room Of Nightmares which initially debuted first on SIRIUSXM Octane, directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich.

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19th on Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

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GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO RELEASE “THE NEW REALITY” ON DECEMBER 1ST

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of The New Reality on December 1st.

The New Reality is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate that follows a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, Resurrection, in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, The Key.

Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensrÿche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, The New Reality is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.

The New Reality track listing:

1. A Head Long Jump
2. Wake Me Up
3. It Was Always You
4. The Fear
5. Under Control
6. The New Reality
7. My Eyes
8. A Guitar In Church?
9. All For What?
10. The Wave
11. Tidal Change
12. The Same Old Story

Operation: Mindcrime band members are: Geoff Tate, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, Mike Ferguson.

For more info visit:

Official Website
Facebook
Geoff Tate’s Twitter

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES “A PARANORMAL EVENING WITH ALICE COOPER” TOUR DATES

Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper. The tour kicks off on March 1st in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29th in Indianapolis.

Cooper released Paranormal, his first album in six years and twenty-seventh overall, via earMUSIC in August. The recording features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on nine of the twelve new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper tour dates:

March 1 – Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
March 2 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama+
March 4 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Theatre*
March 5 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center*
March 6 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre*
March 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 9 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center*
March 10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – FM Kirby Center*
March 13 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center*
March 14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*
March 15 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center#
March 17 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
March 18 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre*
March 20 – Melbourne, FL – King Center*
March 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
March 23 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*
March 24 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live*
March 26 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
March 28 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre*
March 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre*

* On sale October 13th
+ On sale October 14th
# On sale November 17th

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