The folks over at the Summer Slaughter social media camp have certainly outdone themselves as far as building anticipation goes. Through a stint of prolonged vaguebooking throughout the month of April in the form of statuses featuring names of songs and lyrics by bands that could quite possibly fit the bill, an unofficial line-up has begun to formulate itself in the heads of fans. Head on over the jump for the events as we understand them.
Category Archive Tours and Rumors of Tours
With album releases, come album release tours. Veil of Maya have announced that they will be embarking on The Matriarch tour with Revocation, Oceano, Gift Giver & Entheos starting in May. Make sure to check out the dates for the tour after the jump.
If you missed out on hardcore trio Enabler‘s trek across North America earlier this year, you don’t have to beat yourself up over it for too much longer. The band announced earlier this week that they are teaming up with friends and hardcore fellows Meek is Murder for a second stint across the continent later this spring. The tour will come on the heels of two European festival dates, and will stop off in a handful of Canadian cities (yay!). Check out a full list of tour dates below!
You can’t throw a delay pedal without hitting a fan of Deftones in the Heavy Blog camp. The same can be said for Incubus, those starry eyed kids with the great hair that everyone saw on MTV. So you can imagine that some heads started spinning when the news broke that these two will be combining their talents to co-headline a North American tour this summer. Top the line up off with the incredible Death From Above 1979 and The Bots and look at that, you’ve found the antidote for the harsh winter that has kept you indoors. Head on over the jump to get dates and more of me wishing I was Stateside.
Coheed and Cambria are approaching the three year mark since they’ve released what I would consider their opus of a double album, The Afterman. Naturally, the sheer amount of material the band dropped and the fact that two band members had children lent to a longer than usual gap between records. It’s not as if the band have been on hiatus since then, either: they’ve toured rather extensively, going as far as taking their trailblazing record, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth on the road in its entirety. We also know that the band are working on new music and have signed to a new management company (Jay Z‘s Roc Nation, no less), so I’d wager to bet that the band are preparing a new record for release within the next year or so.
In the mean time, the band are still sporadically hitting the road for live shows. Most recently, the band have announced a run of dates for June with emo quintet You Blew It! It’s crazy how Coheed’s sound lends itself to a variety of different touring opportunities. They can tour with prog/tech metal and emo/punk bands alike and just have everything make sense. Unfortunately, I’ve never considered myself a fan of Dashboard Confessional, so…
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In a world without Ozzfest, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has taken over as the gigantic, travelling circus of metal every summer in America. It might not have as deep of a lineup as, say, Warped Tour, but the show usually packs in similar crowd sizes and always is one of the most talked-about events of the year. There had been several rumors over the past couple of months as to who would be headlining, but now no further speculation is required! Here’s the full lineup and tour itinerary! Head over the jump to find out more.
Everyone’s favorite lounge crooners Faith No More are taking everyone’s favorite Swedish hardcore group Refused out on a tour of select US venues. Heavy Blog is hot around the collar in anticipation of their new album but in the time being I guess we’ll have to make do with catching one of the best live acts around, supporting an even more prestigious live act. Tour dates and locations after the jump people.
It’s been just a few weeks since we last wrote about Black Sabbath and how they’d be playing their farewell show in Tokyo later this year but we may have spoken too soon. Instead, it was revealed that Ozzfest Japan would be headlined by Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band. This has clearly come as a big shock to a lot of fans and have left a lot of questions to be answered. Did the band cancel because of guitarist Tony Iommi’s health? Is there going to be a rescheduled farewell show? Is Black Sabbath even breaking up now? Head over the jump to find out more.
Sometimes it’s hard to fathom that New Orleans’ black metal thrashers Goatwhore actually have time to sit down and record new material, because they’re consistently one of the hardest-touring bands in the entire genre. Even though they did The Summer Slaughter Tour last summer, wrapped up an Australian run and are currently in Europe with Skeletonwitch and Mortals, the band aren’t leaving us to lay down another album just yet. Check out the dates below!
What’s ironic here is that every time a set of new Despised Icon shows is announced, it actually sets my healing process over them announcing they have no plans to write new music back approximately 10 years. For every show that Despised Icon plays, a fresh wound in my soul is opened since I won’t be able to attend, and for every tour announcement, proverbial salt is poured into all of them.