Mark Lanegan And Wesley Eisold Reveal ‘Plague Poems’

MARK LANEGAN and WESLEY EISOLD

MARK LANEGAN and WESLEY EISOLD

“Do we sing what we write or write what we sing?”

Mark Lanegan and Wesley Eisold have come together to present words of dystopian desolation – well timed, no doubt. “Plague Poems” is a collection of 23 poems written by each, for love: lost, losing, and even sometimes found. Written in February and March of 2020, the sub-conscious presents a narrative of love in the end of days.

Plague Poems cover art

Plague Poems cover art

“This is Mark’s first collection of poetry and on my end, these are the poems I’ve always wanted to write but couldn’t until now,” Eisold comments. “Undoubtedly you will understand why once it’s read.”

Eisold, also renowned frontman/lyricist for Cold Cave and American Nightmare, has previously released “Deathbeds” and “Thieves of Youth” via the Heartworm Press publishing house.

Lanegan, known for his indelible musical output and as author of “I Am The Wolf” and “Sing Backwards and Weep”, presents his first collection of poetry on “Plague Poems”.

“Plague Poems” is perfect bound and copies are signed by the authors. The collection will be shipping on June 1st from Heartworm Press.

Shop a curated collection of additional literature from Lanegan, Eisold, and others now via The Daily Planet online.

Diplo Live Streaming DJ Sets

DIPLO Corona World Tour Dates

DIPLO Corona World Tour Dates

For the duration of social distancing / quarantine practices in the U.S., Diplo will live stream DJ sets from his house five nights per week.

The streams, intended to provide distraction and entertainment to the millions of Americans, and those around the world, responsibly staying in their homes, will be themed in line with Diplo’s interests:

Diplo; press photo

Diplo; press photo

A Very Lazer Sunday, paying homage to his group, Major Lazer’s, dancehall and reggae roots airing Sundays at 1pm PT; a mixed-bag Ronatronix set Tuesdays at 7pm PT (the name a throwback to the iconic Hollertronix parties that launched his career); country-flecked variety show The Thomas Wesley Show Thursdays at 7pm PT; ambient Corona Sabbath Fridays at 7pm PT; and a good, old fashioned Coronight Fever rave Saturday nights at 8pm. PT.

In an unprecedented coordinated effort, major publishers and record labels will allow the archived streams to air live on YouTube and to be monetized by respective rights holders, with royalties being paid to all those whose music is played in the shows.

In addition to enabling rights holders to monetize accordingly on YouTube, those viewing on the Mad Decent Twitch page will be able to seamlessly donate to the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund.

DIPLO LIVE STREAMS
Diplo YouTube / http://youtube.com/diplo
Major Lazer YouTube / http://youtube.com/majorlazer*
Mad Decent Twitch / http://twitch.tv/maddecentlive
Diplo Instagram / http://instagram.com/diplo
Major Lazer Instagram / http://instagram.com/majorlazer*

*A Very Lazer Sunday only

Napalm Records Lunches Online Tour Info Hub

Napalm Records

Napalm Records

As the impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world, many of our Napalm Records artists and their teams have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone or cancel their previously scheduled tours. This current situation will cause previously unforeseeable issues for artists and the entire live entertainment industry, but the health and safety of everyone – including our artists, their teams and live music fans – is absolutely paramount, now and always.

Fan support is appreciated and very important, now more than ever. Contributing to fundraising, sharing words of support with artists, and streaming and/or purchasing music will help the beat go on at this difficult time, as bands work to move beyond current necessary setbacks.

For the convenience and planning purposes of our followers and the fans, we have created a landing page on our website, http://label.napalmrecords.com/corona, that will act as a hub for related information – including currently postponed or cancelled tours, related news, artist fundraising efforts, and streaming options. We will update this page on a regular basis.

In addition, as fellow music fans to the core, we at Napalm Records know the importance of sharing the amazing music of our passionate artists with fans – either on the road or in the comfort of their own homes. Therefore, we plan to host links to classic concerts and exclusive new content from Napalm Records artists – such as unique acoustic sets and intimate living room or studio concerts – via the above link, as well. This content will be dubbed the #NapalmSofaSeries. As our artists make this content available, it will be added to the #NapalmSofaSeries section of the landing page.

To kick things off, WOLFHEART has already announced a virtual concert for all fans all over the world on April 9th. Fans can check all further details via the landing page link. Stay tuned – more content is planned to be revealed soon.

Napalm Records Owner, Founder and Managing Director Markus Riedler states:
“Our thoughts and well wishes go out to all who are impacted during this difficult period of time and we would like to thank the strong community of fans for their immense support of any and all artists in the past and especially at this time. Whether it be supporting crowdfunding campaigns, purchasing music and merchandise, or even offering words of encouragement to artists via social media – this support is crucial in keeping music moving forward in times like these. Please stay responsible, healthy and safe.”

Napalm Records Managing Director Thomas Caser states:
“The essence of our music – experiencing it live – is hit extremely hard by this pandemic. A lot of artists who were on tours that got cancelled or had scheduled tours that got cancelled or postponed are facing difficult times. But our Metal community stays strong and we have seen amazing reactions, acts of solidarity and support for the artists. This is what our family of Metal is about. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for this. Please keep on being positive, support the bands by listening to their music, show pride by proudly wearing their merchandising, and spread the music by sharing. Keep your tickets for moved tours, shows and festivals, hang in there with us! Better times will come when we all are able to gather again at concerts and festivals to celebrate our music. In the meantime, stay strong, healthy and foremost – HOME! Thank you all!”

THE BLACK KEYS CONFIRM 35-DATE “LETS ROCK” 2020 SUMMER TOUR

THE BLACK KEYS; photo Alysse Gafkjen--Courtesy of The New York Times

THE BLACK KEYS; photo Alysse Gafkjen–Courtesy of The New York Times

The Black Keys confirm their 35-date “Let’s Rock” summer tour with direct support by Gary Clark Jr. Performances in cities include Seattle, Dallas, Boston, New York, Tampa & Jacksonville (full dates below). Each date on the tour will feature special guest with the exception of the July 10th Berkeley show which will feature support from Allah-Las. Jessy Wilson, The Marcus King Band, and Yola will each open select dates. Tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 28th at 10am local time.

The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, “Let’s Rock,” was released on June 28 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.” “Let’s Rock” has received critical praise, with Paste saying, “If you want something you can crank up at backyard barbecues or in the car with the windows down, well, The Black Keys have two words for you, and they’re in the album title.” The Wall Street Journal adds, “The Black Keys have mastered the form of guitar-based music, and the craft at work on these dozen songs is something to behold.” The band also is featured in The New York Times Sunday’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section and were profiled on CBS This Morning.

The Black Keys – “Let’s Rock” 2020 US TOUR
July 7 /// Seattle, WA /// White River Amphitheatre*
July 8 /// Portland, OR /// Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
July 10 /// Berkeley, CA /// Greek Theatre%
July 11 /// Irvine, CA /// FivePoint Amphitheatre*
July 12 /// Chula Vista, CA /// North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 14 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// USANA Amphtiheatre^
July 15 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre^
July 17 /// Dallas, TX /// Dos Equis Pavilion^
July 18 /// Houston, TX /// The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 19 /// Austin, TX /// Germania Insurance Amphitheater^
July 21 /// St. Louis, MO /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL^
July 22 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Riverbend Music Center^
July 24 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Ruoff Music Center^
July 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – CHI^
July 26 /// Detroit, MI /// DTE Energy Music Theatre^
August 11 /// Cleveland, OH /// Blossom Music Center#
August 12 /// Toronto, ON /// Budweiser Stage#
August 14 /// Darien Center, NY /// Darien Lake Amphitheater#
August 15 /// Syracuse, NY /// St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview#
August 16 /// Saratoga Springs, NY /// Saratoga Performing Arts Center#
August 18 /// Bangor, ME /// Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion#
August 19 /// Hartford, CT /// XFINITY Theatre#
August 21 /// Boston, MA /// Xfinity Center#
August 22 /// Camden, NJ /// BB&T Pavilion#
August 23 /// Holmdel, NJ /// PNC Bank Arts Center#
August 25 /// Gilford, NH /// Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion#
August 26 /// Wantagh, NY /// Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater#
August 28 /// Columbia, MD /// Merriweather Post Pavilion#
August 29 /// Virginia Beach, VA /// Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
August 30 /// Raleigh, NC /// Coastal Credit Union Music Park#
September 1 /// Charlotte, NC /// PNC Music Pavilion#
September 2 /// Birmingham, AL /// Oak Mountain Amphitheatre#
September 4 /// Tampa, FL /// MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre#
September 5 /// West Palm Beach, FL /// iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre#
September 6 /// Jacksonville, FL /// Daily’s Place#

* w/ Gary Clark Jr and Jessy Wilson
% w/ Allah-Las and Jessy Wilson
^ w/ Gary Clark Jr and The Marcus King Band
# w/ Gary Clark Jr and Yola

About Gary Clark Jr.: Clark achieved global impact following his first Grammy Award in 2014 winning Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Please Come Home” from his Warner Records debut album Blak And Blu, and seemingly never left the road. Throughout 2019 Clark ascended to greater heights with the release of This Land – his third full-length studio album which bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, marking his third consecutive Top 10 debut.

Clark’s domestic tours became instant sell outs and his international profile found him topping bills at legendary festivals around the world and venues including the Hollywood Bowl, along with multiple appearances in stadiums supporting and sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones.

Most recently, Clark won three more Grammy Awards including Best Rock Performance “This Land,” Best Rock Song “This Land,” and Best Contemporary Blues Album THIS LAND. Clark also performed his award-winning single “This Land,” backed by The Roots at this year’s Grammy Award ceremony and released their version of the track. To date, Clark has been nominated for six GRAMMY Awards® and won four. Clark is currently working on his follow-up to THIS LAND.

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS TOUR 2020

JUDAS PRIEST; press photo

JUDAS PRIEST; press photo

One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the US in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower‘ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal – we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!” – Judas Priest

JUDAS PRIEST 50 Heavy Metal Years tour poster

JUDAS PRIEST 50 Heavy Metal Years tour poster

Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians – Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing & Ian Hill (along with several different drummers over the years) would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70’s Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny‘ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin‘ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather‘ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.

But it was during the 80’s that Priest conquered the world, becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982), as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV, plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival, and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90’s and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis, as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic ‘Dissident Aggressor’.

In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace the previous guitarist who had left in 2010 – the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band, as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the ‘American Idol’ TV program that also served as Faulkner’s debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation ‘The Chosen Few‘ which included Priest classics selected by some of metal’s biggest names) and the ‘Epitaph’ concert DVD in 2013.

Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 ‘Redeemer of Souls‘ which was supported by another strong tour.

In 2017 (and again in 2019) Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and got ready to unleash their latest studio album ‘Firepower‘ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim.

Few rock or metal acts remain as much of a must-see live attraction as Judas Priest. And the forthcoming 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will undoubtedly drive this point home.

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
9/9/2020 in Oxon Hill, MD at MGM National Harbor
9/11/2020 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
9/12/2020 in Ledyard, CT at Foxwoods Casino Arena
9/14/2020 in Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center
9/15/2020 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
9/17/2020 in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
9/18/2020 in Orlando, FL at Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
9/21/2020 in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
9/23/2020 in Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre
9/24/2020 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre
9/26/2020 in Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre
9/27/2020 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory
9/29/2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Miller High Life Theatre
9/30/2020 in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park
10/2/2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/3/2020 in Dallas, TX at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/5/2020 in Austin, TX at HEB Center
10/6/2020 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
10/8/2020 in Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino
10/9/2020 in Denver, CO at The Mission Ballroom
10/11/2020 in Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena
10/13/2020 in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15/2020 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater
10/17/2020 in Las Vegas, NV at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: judaspriest.com

Cage The Elephant Debuts “Broken Boy” Featuring Iggy Pop

Cage The Elephant; Neil Krug

Cage The Elephant; Neil Krug

Today, Cage The Elephant shares a new version of their song “Broken Boy,” featuring Iggy Pop. The track finds the godfather of punk singing a verse and contributing backing vocals to the opening song off the band’s celebrated fifth studio album, Social Cues (RCA). Listen to “Broken Boy” featuring Iggy Pop: https://smarturl.it/xBrokenBoy

Said Iggy Pop about his collaboration with the band: “Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the Rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes I was one of the boys. Sounds pretty wicked to me.

Cage The Elephant with Iggy Pop

Cage The Elephant with Iggy Pop

Frontman Matt Shultz spoke of his adoration of Iggy “He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”

The band’s performance on Austin City Limits, taped at the Moody Theater, will air on January 25th as part of the long-running PBS show’s 45th season. During the taping, which The Austin Chronicle said continued the band’s “ascendant rampage into rock & roll history,” the band performed hit songs including “Social Cues,” “Trouble,” “Broken Boy” and “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” Check your local PBS listings for air-times.

Cage The Elephant; Neil Krug

Cage The Elephant; Neil Krug

Cage The Elephant has also been nominated for Best Rock Album at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards for Social Cues. The honor marks the third time the band has been nominated. The band won 2017’s Best Rock Album GRAMMY for Tell Me I’m Pretty and were nominated in 2015 for Best Alternative Music Album for Melophobia. The 62nd GRAMMY will air Sunday, January 26th.

Additionally, the band has been nominated for both “Alternative Rock Artist Of The Year” and “Alternative Rock Song Of The Year” for “Ready To Let Go” at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The band recently wrapped up their two-month long amphitheater “The Night Running Tour” with Beck featuring Spoon in the US. The band announced a UK & European tour in early 2020 that also features SWMRS and Post Animal.

The Growlers Announce Summer 2020 Tour

THE GROWLERS; photo Lauren Ratkowski

THE GROWLERS; photo Lauren Ratkowski

Los Angeles underground indie favorites The Growlers have announced “part one” of a Summer 2020 North American tour. The 13-date trek is part of the band’s perpetual tour cycle and launches with a pair of rare Oklahoma shows (6/3 Tulsa + 6/4 OKC). The tour also features the band’s first Bonnaroo play since 2015 (6/13) and several California dates including three nights at the Grove of Anaheim (3/25, 3/26 + 3/27).

The Growlers Summer 2020 tour poster

About the New LP Natural Affair
Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers released their most recent album, Natural Affair, late last year to critical acclaim on their own Beach Goth Records and Tapes (October 25, 2019). Natural Affair advances the band’s swampy DIY aesthetic into their sturdiest, synthiest, warmest sound yet, bolstered by Nielsen’s finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love. Listen to the album HERE.

Listen to The Growlers live on World Cafe

The Growlers-NPR World Cafe; photo Taylor BoninVia NPR: “Some bands feel like your own best-kept secret. Take The Growlers: The California group got its start when asked to play a house party… For more than a decade since, the band’s managed to keep that underground feeling, where every show feels like you’re seeing something special, like you’re part of an in-the-know community. But while The Growlers holds tight to its DIY ethos, the group’s grown a dedicated fanbase, including people like Dan Auerbach, Julian Casablancas and Ellen DeGeneres.”

Listen to the entire 42 minute appearance here: https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2020/01/09/794874925/the-growlers-your-best-kept-secret-favorite-band

The Growlers Summer 2020 tour poster

NATURAL AFFAIR WORLD TOUR 2020
1/30 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
1/31 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
2/1 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
2/05 Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE
2/06 Reithalle, Dresden, DE
2/07 Astra, Berlin, DE
2/08 Live Music Hall, Cologne, DE
2/10 Muffathalle, Munich, DE
2/11 Kraufleuten, Zurich, CH
2/12 Magnolia, Milan, IT
2/13 Les Docks, Lausanne, CH
2/15 Gisbon, Frankfurt, DE
2/17 Le Trianon, Paris, FR
2/18 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NL
2/19 Aeronef, Lille, FR
2/21 Roundhouse, London, UK
2/22 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
2/23 SWG3, Glasgow, UK
2/25 Button Factory, Dublin, IE
3/6 Soma, San Diego, CA
3/7 M3F, Phoenix, AZ
3/8 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX
3/9 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM
3/11 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/12 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/13 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
3/14 Cargo, Reno, NV
3/16 Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA
3/18 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
3/19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/20 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/21 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
3/25 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
3/26 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
3/27 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
5/1 Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, ME
5/1-5/3 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
6/3 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
6/4 Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK
6/5 Stubbs, Austin, TX
6/8 The Ready Room, St. Louis, MO
6/9 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
6/10 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
6/13 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
6/15 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
6/16 The Norvo, Norfolk, VA
6/18 Webster Hall, New York, NY
6/19 Webster Hall, New York, NY

Greg Dulli Announces North American Tour

Greg Dulli: press photo

Greg Dulli: press photo

Greg Dulli announces a full slate of North American tour dates to follow the Spring European tour in support of his debut solo album Random Desire. The run kicks off in Minneapolis on April 24th and concludes in Los Angeles on May 28th.

Akron, Ohio’s own Joseph Arthur, singer/songwriter extraordinaire, will be the special guest for all dates.

Spring North American Dates:

April 24 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
April 25 – Metro – Chicago, IL
April 26 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
April 28 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
April 29 – Woodward Theater – Cincinnati. OH
April 30 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
May 01 – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON
May 03 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
May 05 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 06 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 07 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
May 09 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
May 10 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
May 12 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
May 15 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
May 16 – 3Ten @ ACL Live – Austin, TX
May 17 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
May 19 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
May 22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
May 23 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA
May 26 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA
May 28 – Palace Theatre – Los Angeles, CA


*VIP EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

1 Ticket for event
Meet & Greet with Greg Dulli
Invitation to Soundcheck Party
One Exclusive T-Shirt
One Limited Edition Poster
One Commemorative VIP Laminate

Random Desire cover art

Random Desire cover art

Random Desire Now Available For Pre-Order In Multiple Formats.

Without desire, most of the world’s problems would be solved and it would be a miserable place to live. For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the sell-your-soul rewards of carnal lust, the high voltage epiphanies of chemical enhancement, and the serotonin lows left in their wake. The front man of the Afghan Whigs has long been on a first-name basis with his demons, most of whom eventually relented and let him pour them a shot. But then there are the known unknowns at the heart of our nature, the intractable difficulties of love and death, and the recurring human desire for survival and rebirth.

Therein lies Random Desire

MONSTER MAGNET Announces “A Celebration of Powertrip” North American Tour

MONSTER MAGNET; photo Jeremy Staffer

MONSTER MAGNET; photo Jeremy Staffer

Psych Rock Legends Monster Magnet will return to the road in North America this Spring to celebrate their historic release Powertrip. Their live set will feature select cuts from this seminal album as well as your Monster Magnet favorites. Support on the tour will come from Nebula and Silvertomb. The tour begins March 20th in Brooklyn, NY and runs through April 18th in Sayreville, NJ. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Monster Magnet Powertrip tour poster 2020

Monster Magnet Powertrip tour poster 2020

MONSTER MAGNET W/ Nebula and Silvertomb:
3/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
3/21: Boston, MA @ Sinclair
3/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
3/24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3/25: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/27: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
3/28: Chicago, IL @ The Metro
3/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
3/31: Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
4/1: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
4/3: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
4/4: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/5: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/7: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
4/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
4/9: Las Vegas, NV @ The House of Blues
4/10: San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
4/13: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
4/15: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/16: Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
4/17: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/18: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Powertrip was the band’s commercial breakthrough, achieving mainstream success due largely to the hit single, “Space Lord”. Other hit songs on the album include “Powertrip”, “Temple of Your Dreams”, and “See You in Hell”. The album itself, reached #1 on the Heatseekers Charts, #21 in the German Charts, #65 in the UK Charts, and #97 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on January 25, 1999.

WEEDEATER Announce Headlining U.S. Tour Dates!

Weedeater; photo Scott Kinkade

Weedeater; photo Scott Kinkade

Cape Fear metal legends WEEDEATER have announced a headlining U.S. tour, in which they will be supported by THE GODDAMN GALLOWS on all dates, with rotating support on select dates from ATOMIC BITCHWAX, WORSHIPPER, and LEFT LANE CRUISER. The trek will kick off on February 29 in Asheville, NC and will conclude on March 21 in Hampton, VA at the Hampton Tattoo Roads Fest.

The full itinerary is as follows:

Weedeater 2020 tour dates

Weedeater 2020 tour dates

WEEDEATER (w/ The Goddamn Gallows):
02/29: Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
03/01: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
03/03: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
03/04: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere^
03/06: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^*
03/07: Boston, MA @ Sonia^*
03/09: Youngstown, OH @ Westside Ball^*
03/10: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop^*
03/11: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary^*
03/12: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood^*
03/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s^*
03/14: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
03/15: Memphis, TN @ Growlers*
03/17: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
03/18: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live #
03/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
03/20: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/21: Hampton, VA @ Hampton Roads Tattoo Fest +
^ Atomic Bitchwax
* Worshipper
# Left Lane Cruiser
+ No support

WEEDEATER was formed by front-man/bassist “Dixie” Dave Collins. Following the release of their 2001 debut ‘…And Justice For Y’All’, WEEDEATER immediately established themselves as a force in the U.S. tour circuit and quickly gained notoriety in the American metal scene. In the time since, the band have released three critically-acclaimed albums: ‘Sixteen Tons’ (2002), ‘God Luck And Good Speed’ (2007), and ‘Jason… The Dragon’ (2011), and toured around the world with the likes of DOWN, SAINT VITUS, HIGH ON FIRE, and THE MELVINS, HANK III, EARTH, SUNN O))) and more. The band has played prestigious festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Hopscotch Festival, Stoned From The Underground, Asymmetry Festival, Roadburn Festival, Hellfest, and many more.