Archive for the ‘Concerts and Tours’ Category

On 9/4, HIM will be announcing new shows in the US and Canada, and on that day, fans can get tickets before anyone else, plus order a copy of the regular edition of Venus Doom and get a free one-month membership to the new HIM club, which opens on Thursday the 6th! For fans who have already pre-ordered the album, tickets can be purchased on Thursday the 6th! Also available for pre-order is the special edition of Venus Doom with a different album cover and two bonus songs, plus a very limited edition that comes with a journal with 60 pages of photos, and a bonus disc with three songs in parchment envelopes and 3 polaroid-style photos by clicking here.

It has been a busy summer for Meg & Dia! The band has been playing to huge crowds as one of the main stage performers on Warped Tour 07. With an army of new fans supporting them, it looks like the young band will be making the inside of a tour bus their home for the rest of the year. After the Warped Tour concludes in late August, they?ll be joining up with The Almost for a string of dates in early September. October will find them supporting Sire Records recording artist The Spill Canvas with Idiot Pilot on select dates. Meg & Dia recently released their Lex Halaby (Bad Religion, Hoobastank) directed video for the single ?Roses.?

Something Real is out now on Warner Bros Records

w/ The Almost & Josh Moore
Aug 31-Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Sept 2-Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
Sept 3-Portland, ME @ The Station
Sept 4-Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Caf?
Sept 5-Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at the TLA
Sept 6-Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Sept 7-Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sept 8-Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Sept 9-Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & Idiot Pilot
Oct 18-Vancouver, BC @ Croation Cultural Centre
Oct 20-Edmonton, AB @ Starlight Room
Oct 21-Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
Oct 22-Regina, SK @ The Distrikt
Oct 23-Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & New Atlantic
Oct 24-St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & Treaty of Paris
Oct 27-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Oct 28-Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Nov 1-London, ON @ Call The Office
Nov 3-Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
Nov 6-Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Nov 7-Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Nov 9-New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Nov 10-Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Nov 11-Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Nov 12-Cincinatti, OH @ Mad Hatter
Nov 13-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 15-St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Nov 16-Orlando, FL @ The Club at Firestone
Nov 17-Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

w/ The Spill Canvas, PlayRadioPlay! & New Atlantic
Nov 18-New Orleans, LA @ The Parrish
Nov 20-Austin, TX @ Emo?s Alternative Lounging
Nov 21-Dallas, TX @ The Door
Nov 23-Little Rock, AR @ Juanita?s
Nov 24-Cordova, TN @ Skatepark of Memphis
Nov 29-Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Check out their video for Roses by clicking on of the links below:
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Drowning Pool?s new album, Full Circle, is now available. The new album features the single ?Soldiers? which is dedicated to the troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to the new album, the band have announced the This Is For The Soldiers tour with The Exies. The trek kicks off in September and a portion every ticket sold will be donated to the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the USO. In November Drowning Pool will head back to Iraq with the USO to play for the troops.

Dates below:

September 3rd Pavilion at Concrete Street ? Corpus Christie, TX
September 5th Harker Heights Event ? Harker Heights, TX
September 7th Palladium Ballroom ? Dallas, TX
September 8th Hemisphere Park ? San Antonio, TX
September 9th Click?s Billiards ? Tyler, TX
September 11th Graham Central Station ? Pharr, TX
September 13th Dos Amigos Bar & Grill ? Odessa, TX
September 14th Scout Bar ? Houston, TX
September 15th Old Kelly?s ? Abilene, TX
September 18th Jaxx ? West Springfield, VA
September 20th Webster Theatre ? Hartford, CT
September 21st Mark?s Place ? Bedford, NH
September 23rd Crocodile Rock ? Allentown, PA
September 24th Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub ? Cambridge, MA
September 27th Polish Picnic Ground ? Dayton, OH
September 28th The Wedge ? Austintown, OH
September 30th Midtown ? Chattanooga, TN
October 2nd Hooligans ? Jacksonville, NC
October 3rd Recher Theatre ? Towson, MD
October 5th The Machine Shop ? Flint, MI
October 7th Sammy T?s ? Huntsville, AL
October 9th Juanita?s ? Little Rock, AR
October 11th Woody?s Bar ? Evansville, IN
October 13th Jakes ? Lubbuck, TX
October 18th House of Blues ? San Diego, CA
October 19th The Whisky ? West Hollywood, CA
November 2nd Flashbacks Dance Club ? Wichita, KS

Watch this performance of Incubus performing the popular song Stand By Me on their current North American Tour.

Your favorite band and mine, Breaking Benjamin, was a no show for their Atlanta appearance yesterday and has been forced to cancel the remaining shows of their tour. Some questions and rumors arose as a result of this, like if the band is breaking up, but that is not true. Here is what Ben had to say on their website about the situation:

“What?s up guys? Just wanted to fill you in on what?s going on. I regrettably had to postpone some shows, because I?m not feeling well and haven?t felt 100% since November when I left the Godsmack tour four days early. I?m a private person, and I would like to keep my personal health to myself but I wanted to go on the record and tell everyone that this is nothing drug or alcohol related. As a matter a fact I have been completely clean and sober for 7 months. I?m working on seeing the best doctors and exploring every avenue possible to fixing this. In the meantime I?d like to say, that I appreciate the support and understanding of all Breaking Benjamin fans. You all mean the world to me. It kills me inside to have to let my fans down. But please understand that I did not choose to get sick. I?m working tirelessly to getting to the bottom of this so I can do what god put me on this earth to do.

P.S. As of yet plans have not changed for future tours nor am I aware of any plans of Breaking Benjamin breaking up.

Thank you for your understanding. I hope that we can make it up to those that we missed on this recent tour.

Much love,
Ben”

The Showdown recently released their title track, Temptation Come My Way, via Mono vs. Stereo Records. The follow-up to 2004’s A Chorus of Obliteration was produced by Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down, Saliva). Temptation Come My Way is in stores now and on iTunes. Check out Temptation Come My Way below. The Showdown is currently on tour and will perform on the Ozzfest Festival this summer.

Listen To Temptation Come My Way –
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Check out their myspace for more music:
http://www.myspace.com/theshowdown

Here are the tour dates of Ozzfest, where you can see The Showdown
7/12 White River Amp – Seattle, WA
7/14 The Gorge – George, WA
7/17 Sleep Train Amp – Sacramento, CA
7/19 Shoreline Amp – Mountain View, CA
7/21 Hyundai Pavilion – Devore, CA
7/24 Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
7/26 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
7/28 Coors Amp – Denver, CO
7/30 Verizon Wireless Amp – Kansas City, MO
8/2 Smirnoff Centre – Dallas, TX
8/4 Verizon Wireless Amp – San Antonio, TX
8/6 Verizon Wireless Amp – St. Louis, MO
8/10 First Midwest Bank Amp – Tinley Park, IL
8/14 Verizon Music Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
8/16 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
8/18 New England Dodge Music Thtr – Hartford, CT
8/20 Tweeter Center – Boston, MA
8/22 Tweeter Center – Philadelphia, PA
8/24 Post Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/26 DTE Energy Music – Detroit, MI
8/28 Verizon Wireless Amp – Charlotte, NC
8/30 Sound Advice Amp – West Palm Beach, FL

Stay tune for more exciting news and updates on The Showdown!

Here is a Warped Tour Update from Funeral For A Friend. Don’t miss them in your area:

“Hey guys

Just a quick hello to everyone who has been out and who is coming out on to the Warped Tour this month and next. 3 shows in and we are all having a blast! If you came up to say hello already then thanks for checking us out and if you are planning to come to one of the shows we are playing then we look forward to seeing you there!

SHOWS
To remind everyone, we are playing the following shows on Warped this year:

Tue 07/03 VANCOUVER, BC – Thunderbird Stadium
Thu 07/05 CALGARY, AB – Race City Speedway
Sat 07/07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah State Fairgrounds
Sun 07/08 DENVER, CO – Invesco Field at Mile High
Wed 07/11 PHOENIX, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
Thu 07/12 LAS CRUCES, NM – NMSU Practice Field
Fri 07/13 SAN ANTONIO, TX – Amphitheatre Lot
Sat 07/14 DALLAS, TX – Smirnoff Pizza Hut Center
Sun 07/15 HOUSTON, TX Reliant Center
Wed 07/18 ATLANTA, GA – Hi Fi Buys Amphitheatre
Thu 07/19 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Reynolds Park Yacht Centre
Mon 07/23 CHARLOTTE, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 07/24 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed 07/25 WASHINGTON, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Thu 07/26 SCRANTON, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Fri 07/27 DETROIT, MI – Comerica Park Parking Lot
Sat 07/28 CHICAGO, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 07/29 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Metrodome Parking Lot
Tue 07/31 MILWAUKEE, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
Wed 08/01 CINCINNATI, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Thu 08/02 CLEVELAND, OH – Tower City Amphitheatre
Fri 08/03 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tweeter Centre at the Waterfront

And in case you hadn’t heard, we are MAIN STAGE all the way baby.

SIGNING
We will be signing on every show but in a different locations each day so heads up and note down where we’re gonna be at your show:

> We will be signing with ALTERNATIVE PRESS at the following shows: Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and Philly.

> We will be signing with WEST 49 / ATTICUS at the following shows: Vancouver and Calgary.

> We will be signing with TAKE ACTION at the following shows: Houston.

> We will be signing with ABSOLUTEPUNK at the following shows: Las Cruces and Cincinnati.

> We will be signing at our own merch tent on the following shows: San Antonio, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Scranton, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

Come and say hello!”

Great news on the Valencia front. Valencia is now recording a new album which is their follow-up to their debut album “This Could Be a Possibility.” They also will be going on tour shortly with Permanent Me and Self Against City. Here are the dates so far:

Jul 6 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Jul 7 The Nite Owl – Dayton, OH
Jul 8 Lawrenceville Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 9 Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
Jul 10 ICC Church – Allston, MA
Jul 11 Knitting Factory – New York, NY
Jul 12 Sterling Hotel – Allentown, PA
Jul 13 School of Rock S. – Hackensack, NJ
Jul 14 The Harmony Grange – Wilmington, DE
Jul 15 Fletcher?s – Baltimore, MD
Jul 17 Greene St – Greensboro, NC
Jul 20 Jagger UMC – Altoona, PA

Then Valencia will join the Warped Tour from July 26th to August 10th.

Paramore have announced today that they will be doing a short tour of the UK after their shows on August 25th and 26th at the Reading And Leeds Festivals. They will be performing songs off their new album “RIOT!” during these shows:

Portsmouth Pyramids (September 1)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (2)
Manchester Academy 2 (3)
Cardiff University (5)
London Astoria (6)

*The London Astoria show will be their largest UK performance to date.

Chiodos has announced new tour dates with The Devil Wears Prada, Alesana, Pierce The Veil (9/23-10/2) and Underminded (10/4-10/15); Here are the dates below:

9/23 Grand Rapids, MI ? The Intersection
9/25 Omaha, NE ? Sokol Underground
9/28 Reno, NV ? The New Oasis
9/29 Orangevale, CA ? Boardwalk
9/30 Pomona, CA ? Glass House ? LATE SHOW
10/1 Tucson, AZ ? The Rock
10/2 Albuquerque, NM ? Sunshine Theatre
10/4 Austin, TX ? Emo?s
10/5 McAllen, TX ? South Texas College (Student Activities Center)
10/6 Corpus Christi, TX ? House of Rock
10/8 Nashville, TN ? Rocketown
10/9 Raleigh, NC ? Lincoln Theatre
10/12 Clifton Park, NY ? Northern Lights
10/15 Louisville, KY ? Expo Five