Ministry Reschedules The Industrial Strength Tour

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Ministry Reschedules July & August Dates For The Industrial Strength Tour To Spring 2021.

Special Guests KMFDM & Front Line Assembly Remain On Lineup.

Previously Purchased Tickets Valid For New Dates, Refunds Available At Point Of Purchase.

Ministry; photo James Christopher

Ministry; photo James Christopher

Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry will be rescheduling the July and August dates of the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added for Salt Lake City (on sale date TBA).

The tour’s special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup for this one-of-a-kind celebration that honors the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.”

Original tickets will be honored for the new show dates in 2021; or, ticketholders can receive refunds at the point of purchase. For the Dallas show date only, original ticketholders have been automatically refunded and will need to repurchase tickets for the new 2021 date, starting today at https://ministrygasmonkey.eventbrite.com/.

THE INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH TOUR
RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES FOR 2021
*indicates a new date not included on the original run

March 2021
31 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

April 2021
1 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
3 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union* (on sale date TBA)
4 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
6 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
16 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont
17 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
18 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
23 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
25 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
27 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
29 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
30 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

May 2021
1 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre

For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour

Ministry tour dates

Ministry tour dates

ABOUT MINISTRY
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, London May (Samhain) on drums and Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording with new music and a few more surprises planned.

SLAY AT HOME Free Virtual Metal & Art Fest

Slay At Home graphic

Slay At Home graphic

Slay At Home, a first of its kind virtual metal music and art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection, is set to air this Friday and Saturday (May29th & 30th) beginning at 3PM EST. The event is a fundraiser in support of two great charity organizations; Musicares and Global Giving.

NEW VIDEO TRAILER WITH LINE UP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6X-A1s6VrU)

The completely free event will be an artfully curated livestream show with exclusive never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, cover song collaborations, commissioned music from artists that will debut at the fest, special guest appearances, art installations and much more!

The official schedule has now been released via the festival website, and is broken into hourly groups, with organizer Frank Godla explaining the set up:

Slay At Home lineup

Slay At Home lineup

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other. I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there. Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises. I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

The free livestream is scheduled for 3PM EST both days in an effort to raise funds for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund helping artists, crew and industry workers during financial crisis, as well as the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund, an organization helping front line workers in need during the crisis. See the listings below for details, as well as the festival website.

WHERE TO WATCH
You can find the livestream on any device you own at Metal Injection’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and by the direct links below.

Friday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ClyUJ11DA
Saturday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs19f6tPc5E

The festival will include never before seen performances from:

Suicide Silence
Tesseract
Gavin Rossdale of Bush
Matt Heafy of Trivium
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned music created to debut at the festival including performances from:
“Pallid Veil”
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies)
Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan, END)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover collaborations with performances by:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Mins To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb),
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint),
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:
Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:
Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Devon Allman Announces May Streaming Schedule

Devon Allman May shows poster

Devon Allman May shows poster

“WE ARE STILL ALL TOGETHER TOUR” FROM DEVON ALLMAN’S HOUSE

BMG recording artist Devon Allman of The Allman Betts Band has announced a third phase of shows for the “We Are Still All Together” Tour 2020.

With an average of 70,000 views per show, the “We Are Still All Together Tour” is proving to be a smashing success.

“These livestream shows have been a huge success. Last month we gave away 4 guitars courtesy of Gibson guitars, we had a guest star performance from G.Love who played a song from his home in Boston. The donations have been so amazing helping our touring crew have a paycheck during these unprecedented times. I’m looking forward to the May shows as there’s a little something for everyone and we are giving away more guitars, T-shirts, Kyser capos and more,” said Devon Allman, of the series.

The shows will be LIVE on the Devon Allman Facebook Page and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc.

All proceeds raised during these performances have gone to the touring crew of The Allman Betts Band.

NEWLY ADDED SHOWS

May 12th – Variety Show / Solo Acoustic 7 pm Central Time

May 14th – The Devon Allman Project – with Jackson Stokes, Justin Corgan, John Lum, R. Scott Bryan 7pm Central Time

May 17th – All Allman Show Part lll w/Jackson Stokes, R.Scott Bryan 5pm Central Time

May 19th – Solo Acoustic Metal Night 7 pm Central Time

May 28th – Solo Acoustic Grunge Night 7pm Central Time

May 31st – Americana Night Part ll – w/Mattie Schell, R. Scott Bryan 5pm Central Time

Devon Allman Live Stream poster

Devon Allman Live Stream poster

The Story of The Allman Betts Band:
In December of 2017, Devon Allman was ready. After a year of mourning the losses of his mother and father, Allman was ready to make music again. He deeply appreciated all of the condolences and well-wishes, but, respectfully, it was time to forge ahead.

Allman organized a concert at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco to honor the music and memory of his father, founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and also to debut his new band, The Devon Allman Project. A proverbial star-studded affair- with guests such as G. Love and Robert Randolph- the marathon performance also marked the beginning of a partnership with Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to this next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.

Betts recently had turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes, and would serve as an opening artist on the Devon Allman Project 2018 world tour, as well as joining Allman each nightfor a musical tip of the hat to their respective fathers. The year-long trek was the first to pair Allman and Betts, and saw the two tally nearly 100 dates at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including a summer leg in Europe, and notable appearances at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks amphitheater, the Peach Festival, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus in Jamaica, and a return to The Fillmore for the second annual, sold-out Allman Family Revival.

2018 provided them a certifiable proof-of-concept: Performing a repertoire gleaned mostly from their respective solo careers, as well as a handful of Brothers gems, the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts consistently drew audiences growing in size and enthusiasm with each successive leg.

Now, they were both determined to embrace a new challenge; to write and record new music that could someday join the classics; to wow new audiences; to form a new band. During off-days on the bus or in hotel rooms, Devon and Duane collaborated on new original material, inviting respected songwriter Stoll Vaughn for writing sessions on the road.

On the still-smoldering heels of the hugely successful Project world tour, Devon and Duane circled back to their roots for this ambitious next step. They called up their old friend Berry Duane Oakley, son of the Allman Brothers Band’s founding late bassist, Berry Oakley, and floated the idea of joining them. The trio’s musical friendship traces back to The Allman Brothers Band’s 20th anniversary summer tour in 1989 when the three first met, and often sat-in with the Rock-And-Roll Hall of Fame inductees; teenage descendants rightfully joining a rock-and-roll legacy.

As well, they recruited seasoned players from the Project ensemble: slide guitar sorcerer Johnny Stachela, drummer John Lum, and percussionist R Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow). In November of 2018, they announced the formation of The Allman Betts Band.

For a subsequent world tour, they recruited keyboardist John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Robert Randolph) to The Allman Betts Band. The band’s first performance was March 26, 2019- 50 years, to the date, after The Allman Brothers Band first jammed in Jacksonville, Florida.

This is The Allman Betts Band.

Celebrate The Loudest Day Of The Year Motörhead Day!

MOTÖRHEAD 8th Of May artwork

MOTÖRHEAD 8th Of May artwork

“THE 8TH OF MAY, THE 8TH OF MAY”
Celebrate the loudest day of the year MOTÖRHEAD DAY!

RSVP here: https://motorhead.lnk.to/8thofMayPR

“Ace Of Spades” – the title track of MOTÖRHEAD’s 1980 iconic, game changing album isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written – it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song changed the course of hard rock…forever.

Now, 40 years later we are celebrating this milestone album’s anniversary on MOTÖRHEAD DAY 2020, ‘The 8th Of May’ by inviting you, the fans from around the globe to join us on this special day where everything is louder than everything else!

Here’s what’ll be happening on the day.

*Warping your face with a unique Facebook and Instagram filter of the snarling embodiment of MOTÖRHEAD.
*A worldwide premiere of a new lyric video for the most iconic of MOTÖRHEAD songs – “Ace Of Spades.” The video will premiere here – https://motorhead.lnk.to/AOSlyricPR
*A limited edition Road Crew merchandise capsule will be released on the webstore here –https://gtly.to/4TxQu50Ad. A portion of the proceeds of the Road Crew merchandise will be going to Live Nation’s Crew Nation Fund to provide financial support to touring crews affected at this time. #WeAreTheRoadCrew
*Raise a toast to MOTÖRHEAD! Fill a glass with your favorite libation and post your toast to MOTÖRHEAD online with the hashtag #8thofmay. Jack and Coke optional!

We hope you can join us as part of this celebration of all things MOTÖRHEAD. Lockdown may be going on all around us but the world is ours and we were born to raise hell! We look forward to celebrating 40 years of lawn killing, bastard Rock n Roll with you all!

THE PRETTY RECKLESS SIGN TO FEARLESS RECORDS

The Pretty Reckless; press photo

The Pretty Reckless; press photo

Fearless Records is pleased to announce the signing of rock monoliths The Pretty Reckless.The band will be dropping a new single soon, so stay tuned for more details.In the meantime, singer Taylor Momsen will be doing a special acoustic performance as part of Fearless At Home on Saturday, May 9.

Watch the signing video here.

The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits —the gold-certified “Heaven Knows” (the biggest rock song of 2014), “Fucked Up World,” and “Follow Me Down”— a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with “Take Me Down,” which cemented them as “the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart,” according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N’ Roses and ­many other heavy hitters.

Opus Releases Solo Acoustic Series “The Corona Covers”

opus-Michael-Alago

Opus; photo Michael Alago

Opus (drummer of Dead By Wednesday / Ellefson & Earth) has released “The Corona Covers”, a solo acoustic series with songs and videos being added weekly!

“I’ve been so fixed on practicing and playing drums that I moved away from playing acoustic guitar, which I used to do and love so much. In the past I would go through periods where I don’t touch it. This quarantine forced me to find things to do. As soon as I picked it up, it was like clock work… I was writing songs in minutes and learning covers by ear like I usually do. Who doesn’t like cool cover songs done well or differently? It allows you to keep putting out content and stay relevant when none of us can play out live at the moment” says Opus.

Purchase/Stream link:
https://opusmusicstuff.bandcamp.com/album/the-corona-covers

Opus (of DBW) Mother – Pink Floyd (Cover) video link:

Tracklisting:
Rooster – A.I.C.
Mother – Pink Floyd
Where Do the Children Play? – Cat Stevens
Can’t you see – Marshall Tucker Band
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Jess (Beth) – Kiss
Itsy Bitsy – Mike & Peggy Seeger

Opus "The Corona Covers" artwork

Opus “The Corona Covers” artwork

“Music is either in your blood, or it’s not.” An adage by which Connecticut native Christian “Opus” Lawrence has become known for. From the first moment he heard the menacing and plodding rhythms of KISS’s “God of Thunder” roar through his speakers, he knew he would dedicate his life to creating music. Immediately drawn to the hard intensity of the drums, Opus purchased his first kit when he was 11, using money he earned from a paper route. Influenced by such greats as Vinnie Paul, Dave Lombardo, Stuart Copeland, John Bohnam and Tommy Lee, he submerged himself in his art, and tasted his first success as a musician while playing in the alternative metal band, Violent Industry.

While drums remained his first love, Opus wanted to conquer all aspects of songwriting, and taught himself guitar as he continued to play out as a drummer. In 1997 he formed Gargantua Soul with singer Kris Keyes, and spent the next decade creating a cult following as the 7-piece nu-metal/hard rap-rock group produced 3 albums and toured the country. Gargantua Soul was the only unsigned band to play Woodstock ’99, and they appeared on such shows as VH1’s Farm Club, Howard Stern Show, and on ESPN to name a few. After the band broke up in 2005, Opus went on to create the heavy metal band Dead by Wednesday with his cousins. His drumming evolved into a more aggressive style, though still holding onto the groove and finesse he had become celebrated for. His skills being sought after, Opus has acted as a hired touring drummer for Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo’s solo project, and 80’s platinum selling artists The Bullet Boys from LA.

Dead by Wednesday continues to conquer the metal world, having shared the stage with such legends as Shadow’s Fall, Rage Against The Machine, Flotsam and Jetsam and Hatebreed. Throughout this melodic timeline, Opus always composed his own personal music using his guitar and vocals. Influenced by a vast style of musicians, including Alice in Chains, Cat Stevens and Pink Floyd, it is through his acoustic music that he is able to tap into a more emotional aspect of his craft. In 2014, he decided to tread on a new waters and recorded his first solo acoustic CD, Opus Unplugged. He took his solo act on the road, incorporating his repertoire of cover songs. He soon played sold out shows opening for Zak Myers of Shinedown, Sevendust (unplugged), for both Scott Ian’s (Anthrax) and Dave Ellefson’s (Megadeth) spoken word tours, and toured nationally with Sean Danielson of Smile Empty Soul. This multi-talented artist has continuously searched for various outlets to express his creative nature, adding acting to his extensive resume, and has appeared on film and various cable reality shows. While he loves the energy he experiences from the crowd through playing the drums with his bandmates, his acoustic music allows him to connect with his fans on a new profound and intimate level.

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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.