11/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/07 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music
11/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/10 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
11/11 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
11/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
11/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/15 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
11/16 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/19 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
11/20 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11/22 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/25 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
11/26 Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX
11/27 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/29 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/01 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
12/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/04 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
12/05 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/06 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
12/07 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
12/08 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
12/09 Rouyn, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a North American tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, “Grimmest Hits”. Joining them on the trek will be CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all dates, with EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG appearing at select shows.
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. local time and end on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “BLABBERMOUTH” to access tickets before the general public.
The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The general on-sale for Western Canadian dates is Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Confirmed tour dates:
Dec. 27 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Dec. 29 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
Dec. 30 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Dec. 31 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
Jan. 02 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Jan. 03 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jan. 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Jan. 05 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Jan. 07 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Jan. 08 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
Jan. 09 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Jan. 10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Jan. 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 13 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Jan. 14 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Jan. 15 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jan. 17 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jan. 18 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Jan. 19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Jan. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Jan. 26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Jan. 27 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Jan. 28 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Jan. 29 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan. 31 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
Feb. 01 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Feb. 02 – Portland, ME @ Aura
Feb. 03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Feb. 06 – Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
Feb. 07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Feb. 08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
Feb. 09 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
Feb. 11 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
Feb. 12 – Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
Feb. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 16 – Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
Feb. 17 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
Feb. 19 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Feb. 20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Feb. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Feb. 24 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Feb. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Feb. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
EYEHATEGOD: December 29 – January 20, February 11 – February 27
RED FANG: January 26 – February 9
“Grimmest Hits” will be released January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne).
The “Room Of Nightmares” video was directed by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s longtime collaborator Justin Reich. The song is available on all digital service providers and streaming services. It is also an iTunes instant-gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes will receive “Room Of Nightmares” as an instant download.
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s last studio album, “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican”, sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” was released in Europe on April 7, 2014 via Mascot Label Group and one day later in North America through eOne Music.
Prior to the release of “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican”, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY amicably parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese and replaced him with Dario Lorina (LIZZY BORDEN).
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar
John DeServio – Bass
Dario Lorina – Guitar
Jeff Fabb – Drums
Speaking to The Rockpit, Campbell stated about the upcoming disc: “We did the first three mixes yesterday and its sounding brilliant, so we’ve just got to finish the mixes now and then it’s done.”
Phil was full of praise for Dodangoda, saying: “He’s a local guy from Cardiff. He’s done loads of records in the past. He did my guitars for MOTÖRHEAD on [2010’s] ‘The Wörld Is Yours’ album, as when my dad got sick, I had to fly home from L.A., so I finished my guitars with Romesh. He’s pretty talented, an amazing lad.”
According to Campbell, he wanted to record the PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS album locally because he “didn’t want to go travelling because I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment with a few different things, so I didn’t want to go too far,” he said. “So we went to the famous Rockfield Studios in Monmouth in Wales and that’s only about an hour away. We went there for three or four days to do the drums and then a couple of weeks ago we were back to the studio in Cardiff. So it’s all Welsh produce!”
Asked if the upcoming PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS full-length effort will be musically similar to the last year’s self-titled debut five-track EP, Phil said: “Because of all the touring involvement, I think it’s gonna be a bigger sound, I think. Everything will be bigger, but it’s still classic rock with elements of punk in it. But it’s fantastic — the best album you’ll hear in the next ten years! Honest to god, it’s huge, the sound!”
PHIL CAMPBELL & THE BASTARD SONS‘ last release was a digital-only live EP, “Live At Solothurn”, which came out in June.
SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers, billed as SMITH & MYERS, will embark on the “Songs For The Soul: An Intimate Acoustic Evening” tour in early December.
“Zach and I are extremely excited to be bringing the SMITH & MYERS tour to a city near you,” said Smith in a statement. “We feel this will be a unique and intimate experience for our fans and what better time to celebrate but during the holiday season. See you at the show!”
Dec. 01 – Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec. 02 – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL
Dec. 04 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Dec. 05 – The Queen – Wilmington, DE
Dec. 06 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
Dec. 08 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Dec. 09 – Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
Dec. 11 – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
Dec. 12 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 14 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
Dec. 15 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
Dec. 16 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
Dec. 18 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Dec. 19 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Dec. 20 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Jan. 04 – Majestic Madison – Madison, WI
Jan. 05 – Green Bay Distillery – Ashwaubenon, WI
Jan. 06 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
SMITH & MYERS released “(Acoustic Sessions)” digitally in January 2014, featuring acoustic covers of songs by THE CLASH, Otis Redding, METALLICA, THE BLACK CROWES, SOUL ASYLUM and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
The project was initially envisioned as a ten-track album chosen by fans via Facebook. However, four of the songs were held up awaiting clearance, meaning the initial idea was carved in two. The final four tracks eventually saw the light as a follow-up release, “Acoustic Sessions Part 2”, which arrived in March 2014.
Smith told Billboard that Anthony Delia, senior vice-president of marketing for Roadrunner/Atlantic, came up with the covers idea and a subsequent plan to chose the songs via a Facebook poll of the band’s fans. “They could put in any song they could think of that they wanted to hear me and Zach cover,” Smith said. “And, no B.S., I think there was somewhere in the neighborhood of four or five thousand songs submitted from people all over the world. It pretty much crashed our server every single day.”
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 1 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29 in Indianapolis.
Cooper released “Paranormal”, his first album in six years and twenty-seventh overall, via earMUSIC in August. The disc 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.
Upon release, “Paranormal” climbed the iTunes rock charts, landing at No. 1 in twelve countries and the Top 5 in twenty countries.
March 01 – Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
March 02 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama+
March 04 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Theatre*
March 05 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center*
March 06 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre*
March 08 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 09 – 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 13
+ On sale October 14
# On sale November 17
Alice told The Spokesman-Review about his current tour: “It’s a pure Alice Cooper show with the snakes and guillotine and the straight jacket, but there’s a bunch of stuff you haven’t seen before — there’s a 13-foot Frankenstein. It starts in fourth gear and stays there… It’s like a freight train and every single song has some theatrical device.”
Cooper added that he is working with the best touring band of his career.
“The one thing I know is going to happen is they’re going to be dead on,” Cooper said. “We get to be in The Show. The most fun you have all day should be on stage, and they feel that way.
“I believe the next show is going to be better than all the others,” he said.
THE OFFSPRING is planning to release a new studio album in 2018.
Singer Dexter Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman spoke about the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s “Days Go By” during an interview at last month’s Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.
Asked if it’s true that THE OFFSPRING will make new music available in the not-too-distant future, Dexter said (see video below): “It is true! We’re working on it.” Noodles added: “We have been, yeah, for a while. We’ve got a few songs already done. We wanna do a couple more, and we definitely wanna get something out soon. Our fans have waited long enough, I think, so we wanna get something in their hands that they can listen to and hold and put in their ears.”
As for a possible release date for the next THE OFFSPRING record, Dexter said: “2018, for sure!”
THE OFFSPRING issued its ninth album, “Days Gone By”, five years ago. It spent 2014 on the road promoting the twentieth anniversary of its breakout album, “Smash”, by performing the disc in its entirety at a number of shows.
In April, THE OFFSPRING played its 1992 album “Ignition” in full at a benefit show in Berkeley, California, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of 924 Gilman, a nonprofit music and art community space.
Earlier in the year, Noodles told the Phoenix New Times that THE OFFSPRING has “been really lucky” in that the band has “had a bunch of success” and is able to do what they love to do despite a steep decline in recorded-music sales in the last few years. He said: “We don’t have to get day jobs. [Laughs] I hate when I see one of my fave bands, like someone that’s super-influential and consistently making good music, and they have to get day jobs and can’t just do their music. And that’s unfortunate. So when bands that are heroes of mine… to see them struggle and deal with the Internet and piracy, it’s a problem. We personally benefit from the Internet being relatively a free exchange of ideas. It’s mixed feelings; gotta take good with the bad. I love I can get on Twitter and get feedback from fans immediately and share ideas. It’s more positive for us.”
Photo credit: Sam Jones / MSO PR
Due to “severe laryngitis,” the remainder of SCORPIONS‘ U.S. 2017 tour with MEGADETH has been canceled.
According to a statement released by the German hard rock veterans, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage.
The band said: “[We] truly hate to disappoint our fans and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.”
Tickets will be refunded at points of purchase.
SCORPIONS were scheduled to be honored Friday morning (October 6) by Los Angeles City Council at a ceremony at Van Nuys City Hall, but the event was canceled the night before due to “illness within the band.” The “Scorpions Day” declaration was meant to recognize the group’s ties to L.A., where the band recorded three albums and has frequently performed over the years.
SCORPIONS and MEGADETH played Saturday night (October 7) at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of SCORPIONS‘ performance can be seen below.
SCORPIONS kicked off their North American tour with MEGADETH on September 14 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The sixteen-date trek, dubbed the “Crazy World Tour”, was celebrating SCORPIONS‘ 1990 LP of the same name. Two of the SCORPIONS‘ best-known songs, “Winds Of Change” and “Send Me An Angel”, both appear on “Crazy World”.
SCORPIONS recently finished recording a couple of new songs for a forthcoming compilation album that will collect the most popular of their ballad-type material.