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Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria announce massive co-headlining tour

September 26 2017, 11:42 AM EDT By Maggie Dickman

Yep, you read that right: Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria are co-headlining a massive 2018 tour, and we’re already counting down the days until it kicks off.

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

Read more: Asking Alexandria unleash first new song since Danny Worsnop’s return—listen

The tour kicks off January 10 at The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT, rolling through major markets coast to coast, and concluding in Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues on March 2.

Crown The Empire have been announced as support for the full tour—and we couldn’t be more stoked.

Both Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides have albums set to be released in the coming year, meaning we have both a tour and new music to look forward to.

“The Black Veil Brides record will come out at the top end of 2018,” Biersack explains. “The reason for the delay was that—first of all—we took 15 months to make the record, we really wanted everything to be as perfect as possible.”

Asking Alexandria just debuted a thrilling music video for their new song, “Into The Fire,” taken from their yet-to-be-titled full-length due out this year. Give it a listen here.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 29.

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

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Riot Fest Chicago 2017 Late Night After Shows!

The Riot Fest party doesn’t end at 10:00pm. Riot Fest Late Night shows have been announced!

Kicking things off on Thursday, September 14th—before the festival is in full-swing—will be Chicago’s acclaimed punks, The Orwells, entertaining a packed House of Vans at this free-with-RSVP show, as well as a pit stop at Cobra Lounge from Riot Fest alumni The Queers and The Ataris. GBH, Buzzcocks and Hot Water Music, will be squeezing into Cobra Lounge; New Found Glory, Bayside and Gogol Bordello will rock Concord Music Hall, and Bottom Lounge will become an indie rock lover’s paradise with Cap’n Jazz on Friday night, as well as a special Saturday night co-headline show with Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill. Then, Taking Back Sunday will do just that as this perennial Riot Fest band wraps things up on Sunday night.

Check out the full Riot Fest Late Night schedule here.

Thursday, Sept. 14th: The Queers & The Ataris @ Cobra Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, Sept. 14th: Tobacco w/ High Tides @ Smart Bar
Thursday, Sept. 14th: The Orwells @ House Of Vans
Friday, Sept. 15th: New Found Glory w/ Bayside & Radar State @ Concord Music Hall
Friday, Sept. 15th: GBH @ Cobra Lounge
Friday, Sept. 15th: Cap’N Jazz w/ Rapperchicks @ Bottom Lounge
Saturday, Sept. 16th: Buzzcocks @ Cobra Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, Sept. 16th: Dinosaur Jr. & Built to Spill @ Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, Sept. 17th: Gogol Bordello w/ Lucky Chops @ Concord Music Hall
Sunday, Sept. 17th: Hot Water Music w/ Airstream Futures @ Cobra Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, Sept. 17th: Taking Back Sunday w/ Sleep On It @ Bottom Lounge (SOLD OUT)

Tickets ON SALE NOW!

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The Riot Fest Schedule Is Here 2017


Rejoice! The Riot Fest schedule is here! Download or update the Riot Fest app on iOS or Android to find out when and where your favorite bands are playing, create a custom schedule, and deep dive into the bands you don’t love yet. Don’t forget to let the Riot Fest Twitter Person know your highlights and tough decisions at @RiotFest.

If you haven’t gotten your Riot Fest 2017 tickets yet, there’s still a limited amount available. Don’t wait! Head over to our TICKETS PAGE for more information.

Also, look very closely and see if you can spot the new additions to the lineup. If you said Lucky ChopsLa Armada and Turnspit you’ve earned a gold star!

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Why Is Everything So ‘Heavy’? How Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gave Us Strength, Even on His Last Hit

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Chester Bennington in the video for “Heavy.”

Chester Bennington is gone, lost to suicide at the age of 41. News like this jabs you out of nowhere, first hitting you with shock and sadness, then shape-shifting to reflect whatever unique ways the artist’s work affected you. Linkin Park is one of the most popular rock bands of our generation, so that pain is festering in many ways for many, many different people.

The Linkin Park frontman lived a difficult life, battling depression, anxiety and substance abuse. As a child, he was molested by an older man over several years and spoke openly about this as an adult. Today, our social media feeds are flooded with words of encouragement for those battling mental difference, often with phone numbers for suicide prevention hotlines and the like. The exact messages always differ, but the common thread often boils down to #TalkingAboutIt — encouraging openness, offering support, de-stigmatizing issues that are, in fact, deeply stigmatized in American society. With Bennington at the mic, Linkin Park spent the better part of two decades doing exactly that, right through the band’s most recent hit song.

Chester Bennington photographed on Aug. 04, 2009 in London, England.

Yes, whether or not you were still paying attention, LP remained a massively popular band into 2017, and “Heavy,” the Kiiara-assisted electro-rock single from May’s One More Light, was a staple at top 40 radio this spring. It was not particularly well-received by critics, though, and the band’s pivot from metallic guitar to EDM-lite synthscapes turned off many an old-school fan. But below its marketable surface lies the emotional vulnerability that’s marked Linkin Park since Hybrid Theory: “I’m holding on/ Why is everything so heavy?” Skeptics and believers alike: Try re-listening to that chorus and not feeling an emotional jolt you didn’t feel the first time.

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Dead at 41

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Chester Bennington photographed on Aug. 04, 2009 in London, England.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide at age 41. TMZ first reported that Bennington hanged himself at his Palos Verdes residence on Thursday, July 20, after which the L.A. County coroner confirmed to Associated Press that Bennington had died. Linkin Park bandmate Mike Shinoda tweeted “shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one.”

Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. He spoke openly about both, as well as about being molested by an older man when he was a child. Bennington was married and is survived by six children.

The band’s most recent album, One More Light, topped the Billboard 200 earlier this year.

Linkin Park’s massively popular 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory, introduced the world to their immaculately produced hybrid of alt-rock, metal and rap. Its follow-up, 2003’s Meteora, became the first of the band’s six chart-topping albums. Over the course of seven studio albums and a collaborative EP with JAY-Z, Linkin Park established itself as one of the biggest and most influential rock bands of the 21st century. The band has sold 27.8 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Their biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit, “In the End” from Hybrid Theory, peaked at No. 2 in 2002. “Numb” from Meteora hit No. 11 in 2004, “What I’ve Done” reached No. 7 in 2007, “New Divide” peaked at No. 6 in 2009 and “Shadow of the Day” earned a No. 15 spot in 2008.

In addition to Linkin Park, Bennington formed Dead by Sunrise in 2005, who released one album, Out of Ashes, in 2009. Bennington teamed up with Stone Temple Pilots after Scott Weiland’s departure for one EP, High Rise, in 2013.

MINISTRY Announces U.S. Tour With DEATH GRIPS; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

MINISTRY Announces U.S. Tour With DEATH GRIPS; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

American industrial metal juggernaut MINISTRY, led by Al Jourgensen, has announced a co-headlining U.S. tour with experimental rap trio DEATH GRIPS. The trek kicks off at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 13 and will hit Pittsburgh, Seattle, and San Francisco before concluding on November 11 at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, Texas.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time and end on Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “PIT” to access tickets before the general public.

The general on-sale is Friday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

MINISTRY and DEATH GRIPS tour dates:

Oct. 13 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA (buy tickets)
Oct. 14 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA (buy tickets)
Oct. 16 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY (buy tickets)
Oct. 17 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY (buy tickets)
Oct. 19 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD (buy tickets)
Oct. 20 – The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA (buy tickets)
Oct. 23 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI (buy tickets)
Oct. 24 – Express Live – Columbus, OH (buy tickets)
Oct. 26 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN (buy tickets)
Oct. 27 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO (buy tickets)
Oct. 29 – The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT (buy tickets)
Nov. 01 – Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA (buy tickets)
Nov. 02 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR (buy tickets)
Nov. 04 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA (buy tickets)
Nov. 05 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA (buy tickets)
Nov. 07 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ (buy tickets)
Nov. 08 – The Historic El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX (buy tickets)
Nov. 11 – Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX (buy tickets)

MINISTRY 2017 is:

Al Jourgensen – Vocals
John Bechtel – Keyboards
Sin Quirin – Guitar
Cesar Soto – Guitar
Jason Christopher – Bass
Thomas Holtgreve – Drums

MINISTRY debuted a new song called “Antifa” during its May 27 appearance at this year’s edition of the “Blackest Of The Black” festival, which took place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California.

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“Antifa” is expected to be included on MINISTRY‘s next studio album, “AmeriKKKant”, which will tentatively arrive this fall. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello.

Fans can pre-order the album now from PledgeMusic, where they can find a number of different pledge options, including opportunities to have their name listed among the album credits, get a copy of a signed lyric sheet, a personalized signed signature Al Jourgensen guitar, a vinyl test pressing, a happy birthday message delivered as an MP3 file, various merch options and more, all at staggered pricing.

In 2016, Jourgensen announced plans to record a new MINISTRY studio album to follow 2013’s “From Beer To Eternity”, despite previously saying there would be no further MINISTRY records after the death of longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia in 2012.

Jourgensen‘s side project SURGICAL METH MACHINE released its self-titled debut album in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded primarily at Jourgensen‘s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso.

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Daily Set Times Announced For 2017 ‘Chicago Open Air’ Festival

Daily set times have been unveiled for this year’s ‘Chicago Open Air‘.
The event will be held July 14th-16th at the Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL. Here’s how it will run:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, July 14th:

Main Stage:

09:50pm Kiss
08:20pm Rob Zombie
06:15pm Megadeth
04:40pm Anthrax
03:20pm Falling In Reverse
02:20pm Crobot
01:20pm Hell Or Highwater

BlackCraft Stage:

07:10pm Meshuggah
05:30pm The Dillinger Escape Plan
04:00pm VIMIC
02:50pm Suicide Silence
01:50pm Whitechapel
12:50pm Code Orange
11:50am Failure Anthem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 15th:

Main Stage:

09:35pm Korn
08:05pm Godsmack
06:25pm Seether
04:50pm Steel Panther
03:35pm Avatar
02:30pm Metal Church
01:30pm Cane Hill

BlackCraft Stage:

06:20pm Clutch
05:40pm Body Count
04:15pm Mushroomhead
03:00pm DragonForce
02:00pm Pig Destroyer
01:00pm Black Map
12:00pm ReverbNation Battle Of The Bands Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, July 16th:

Main Stage:

08:25pm Ozzy Osbourne
06:25pm Stone Sour
05:05pm Lamb Of God
03:40pm Amon Amarth
02:30pm HELLYEAH
01:30pm Demon Hunter
12:30pm DED

BlackCraft Stage:

07:20pm Slayer
04:35pm Behemoth
03:10pm Kyng
02:00pm DevilDriver
01:00pm Norma Jean
12:05pm Whores.
11:15am Aversed

 

Riot Fest Single-Day Lineups Announced. Danzig Returns To Riot Fest.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017

When: Friday, 14 July – Sunday, 16 July 2017
Where: Union Park, Chicago, IL // USA
About: The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media and held in Union Park in Chicago,IL. The festival, which is normally held over three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in July, focuses primarily on artists and bands from alternative rock, rap & hip-hop, electronica, and dance music, although it has also included acts from hardcore punk,experimental/avant-garde rock and jazz in its lineups.

Pitchfork Music Festival Line-Up:

July, 14 July, 15 July, 16
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM A TRIBE CALLED QUEST SOLANGE
DIRTY PROJECTORS PJ HARVEY NICOLAS JAAR
DANNY BROWN ANGEL OLSEN THE AVALANCHES
THURSTON MOORE GROUP THE FEELIES RIDE
VINCE STAPLES GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC AMERICAN FOOTBALL
ARCA & JESSE KANDA MITSKI HAMILTON LEITHAUSER
KAMAIYAH MADLIB ISAIAH RASHAD
HIS GOLDEN MESSENGER ARAB STRAP PINEGROVE
FRANKIE COSMOS S U R V I V E JAMILA WOODS
WILLIAM TYLER FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS COLIN STETSON
DAWN RICHARD WEYES BLOOD DERRICK CARTER
PRIESTS JEFF ROSENSTOCK JOEY PURP
MADAME GANDHI CHERRY GLAZERR NE-HI
VAGABON KILO KISH

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