Today the tickets went on sale for A Perfect Circle's upcoming, headlining tour. The tour begins on April 7, and goes through May 7, with support from Prayers!
Below is a list of all the tour dates, including festivals that happen during the tour.
April 7 & 8 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
April 10 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
April 11 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
April 13 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic
April 14 Reno, NV Reno Event Center
April 15 Salt Lake City Maverik Center
April 17 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
April 19 Kansas City, MO Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20 St. Louis, MO Chafietz Arena
April 22 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 23 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
April 25 Austin, TX HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26 San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
April 27 Houston, TX Smart Financial Center
April 29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
April 30 Ft. Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival
May 2 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
May 5 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
May 7 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
For further information, please head on over to A Perfect Circle's official website, and the respective festival websites.
Today Def Leppard announced a tour that's filled with the classic rock goodness that's sure to make you feel like you're back in the 80's.
Starting on April 8, and going all the way through June 25. During the tour will be several festivals that do not include their support, which is Poison and Tesla, but all of the dates can be seen below.
Tickets go on sale January 21, aside from a couple of the dates, which are marked by asterisks. Festivals that are happening during this tour are Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest.
For more information, please visit Def Leppard's official website, along with the respective festival websites.
Motionless in White made a pretty big announcement today. As they are preparing for a tour and an album release, they also are losing a member. Josh Balz, the band's keyboardist, has announced his departure. He is leaving on good terms though, please be sure to read his statement and theirs below!
Motionless In White posted their statement on their Facebook, and Josh shared his on Twitter.
He's very clearly learned a lot and we're very happy for his happiness. Motionless in White seems to feel the same!
" MIW fans,
As of today, we regret to announce that after 10 years of time spent with the band, through the highest of highs and lowest of lows, Josh Balz will be departing from Motionless In White.
After many discussions and time spent searching within himself over the past year, Josh has come upon many discoveries of who he now is as a person, and what is truly important to him regarding his future. We respect and whole heartedly understand his decision, and while we are sad to see him go, wish him nothing but great things in the future with his family and pursuing his new dreams and business endeavors. For more information from Josh directly, please visit his twitter @Joshbalz.
Regarding our touring schedule, we will be performing on the rapidly approaching “The End Is Here Tour” exactly as planned, now with a keyboardist to fill in. We will also be playing every show around the globe that we have announced thus far and continuing to tour strongly onward after what has previously been announced.
Regarding our new upcoming record, “Graveyard Shift”, everything is also still exactly as planned, and will be releasing this year on Roadrunner Records.
Thank you, Josh, for your years of dedication in helping MIW become something we only dreamt of being when the band started. It has truly been a pleasure to have shared the road with you and to have so many amazing stories and memories to look back on through it all. You will be missed.
Fans are sad to see him go, as is the band but he's clearly doing this for good reasons. As for the band contiuning on, as they said, they're still moving on and clearly have his blessing.
Motionless In White embarks on their The End is Here tour with Falling In Reverse this Friday -Friday the 13th, no less! You can also catch them at several festivals coming up this spring such as Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range! For more information, please visit MIW's official website or the respective festival websites.
Another annual festival has been announced! We were all waiting for it to come in, just like all the other festivals. Rocklahoma happens every year in Pryor, OK and is pretty massive. This year its happening on May 26, 27, and 28, and shares a similar yet still different lineup to many other festivals happening this spring.
This year's headliners include Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring, and Stone Sour. They have support from Three Days Grace, The Cult, Pierce The Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Buckcherry, Fuel, In Flames, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Metal Society, Fozzy, Starset, Nothing More, Dinosaur Pile Up, Black Stone Cherry, Red Sun Rising, and many, many more!
For the full lineup, and ticket information be sure to head on over to the official Rocklahoma website! Weekend tickets go on sale today at 10am CST and begin at $107. The price will steadily go up to $197 for the entire weekend, so get your tickets now while they're still cheaper!
Is this not anywhere near your area? Fret not, because this is just one of many festivals happening around the US and perhaps one of those is closer to you. All the festivals have similar, yet different lineups, as we already stated, so there's a chance you won't have to miss out! Festivals happening this year are Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Northern Invasion, and the River City Rockfest!
Be sure to check them out to see all of their lineups, and to see which one is nearest to you. For us, that is Fort Rock, and we are hopeful to be covering it for the third year in a row this year! To support that, we are posting an album review for a different Fort Rock artist every single day, and due to the similar lineups, this applies to parts of all the festivals around the country. So, be sure to check back here on Immortal Music to see what's new every single day.
Starting on February 12, I Prevail will be touring around the US with Wage War, Islander and Assuming We Survive.
All of the tour dates are below, and that's just beginning of the fun for I Prevail.
After I Prevail leaves there, they will have a couple weeks of downtime before heading over to Australia to perform five dates. After that, begins the US festival season! I Prevail will be performing at Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion. For further information, please head on over to I Prevail's website, or the respective festival websites!
With a very heavy heart, Austin Carlile announced his departure from Of Mice And Men. As many are well aware, Austin has Marfan Syndrome and has been struggling quite a bit this year. He's been in and out of the hospital, and has had at least one heart surgery that I recall this year alone. The poor man has suffered a lot, and now thanks to this illness is unable to scream, which is his role in Of Mice And Men. He said the band is continuing on as a four piece, so assumably Aaron will be taking over as the singer.
He gave a very touching, and beautiful statement regarding the whole thing, which I encourage you to read below.
"I never thought in a million years i would be sitting in Costa Rica writing this. I never thought I would start a successful band. I never thought I'd open for Marilyn Manson and Slipknot for an entire summer. I never thought I would go on a world tour with Linkin park and sing ‘Faint' on stage with them all around the globe, I never thought I‘d become friends with Mike Shinoda and he'd help me write songs for an album of ours that sat at the number 4 spot on the Billboard top charts. I never thought I would befriend bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and Korn. I never thought i would sing 'Ball Tongue' on stage with Korn. I never thought my band would play, much less headline Warped Tour, play giant radio festivals all over the world with some of my favorite artists, or tour in Germany, or anywhere in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Canada, the United Kingdom, Scotland, Holland, Norway, or Italy, etc. The first time i ever left the States was because of this band that I started in a tiny barred window studio apartment... I never thought people would ask to take selfies with me inside the Roman Collesium, on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or even the mall I worked at in Ohio where Of Mice And Men was born eight years ago with the help of my friends in Though She Wrote. Kameron Bradbury now in Beartooth on guitar, recording our first song together in a local studio for just $50. I never thought putting the song "Seven Thousand Miles For What" on MySpace would reach over a million plays in a week, and that I'd sign a record contract of my own just days later. I never thought i‘d pack my things up and drive to California for the first time to find permanent band members. I never thought all my wildest dreams and more would eventually come true...
"I also never thought my fibrostic connective tissue disorder marfan syndrome would cause touring to be so hard and painful for me. I always thought the pain would get better one day, or that i would get better too. But this never happened, that day has still yet to come. From multiple surgeries, caused from touring over multiple years, and after cancelling a European tour half way through, this October 2016 finally brought me to my knees. My greatest fear had become a reality... I had 3 tears in my dual sac surrounding my spinal cord, and we discovered that every time I would push down to scream spinal fluid would rush though the tears which was causing me the violent pain every time I'd perform. It was causing my muscles to seize up, and body to contort on stage, and making me lethargic and sore every hour of the day. My doctors and team of specialists had warned me for years of the detriment of my career to my health, but I pushed through anyways. I always pushed through. I had to push through. This is what I love, music is where i found myself. But these 3 tears in my spine, plus a fourth that occurred the year prior, were signs that i was absolutely not able to scream anymore. My team advised me that if I continued to do so, it would cause "permanent and irrevocable damage to my spinal cord and nervous system." After learning this I realized that I had to step away from Of Mice And Men. No longer able to scream most of our old material, or continue to scream on anything new, I cannot continue on. This has been the hardest thing that has happened in my life for a very long time, but thankfully the band, my family, and closest friends stand behind me and understand. They have all personally seen how much pain I have had to endure and especially the past 2 years as my spine was tearing apart but I kept going, I gave it my all, and cannot express this enough.
"The band will now still continue on just the four of them, and I wish them the best of luck without me heading into 2017. I will be here in Costa Rica, where I have now moved, continuing to heal, rest, and write. I will not stop playing music, I am still able to sing and I'm hungry for what is next to come even though I have no idea what that may be. I feel God placed me at this cross roads for a reason, and with the closing of one door, another will open. I'm taking this as an opportunity to grow closer to him, as he is the reason I never gave up or ended my life years ago while facing my various troubles. I have decided to listen to my specialists, and God telling me it's time to do something new. I have to do this for myself, my health, my body. I'm so thankful my spinal injuries weren't worse for I could have easily been paralyzed permenantly. I have now made the choice to use my life, my story, and my voice for his glory. To help show his love and grace I have experienced first hand to anyone else searching for the same hope. Of Mice And Men offered hope to thousands, but there is no true hope unless through Jesus Christ (yashua). I have now dedicated my life to sharing this with the world, which needs it so badly right now more than ever.
"Some ask how I am not mad at God for taking ali. This from me and putting me through so much pain and loss... My answer is simple: it is my path to follow, my story, and my life is not my own, but a gift from god in the first place. This seems like the perfect opportunity for me to use my story to hopefully inspire others who have experienced pain, hurt, depression or loss in their own lives. We all have our stories, we all have certain things we have overcome. We have done this together, you helped make my dreams come true, and I want to thank you all for the immense support over the years. Now I must do what i have to.
"I wanted to keep this news in 2016, because 2017 is going to be a new year, with new chapters. Remember your days are like pages, chapters unread, you have to keep going, keep turning, keep reading... Because your book has no end. Just like the ampersand tattoo on my thumb, we will not fade. You are in my heart and I‘m ready to start a new journey with all of you remaining by my side. I can do nothing alone, and I'm grateful I won't have to because of you.
"Thank you. To everyone who has ever been a fan or a part of Of Mice And Men, from the start, Kameron, Joey, Luke, Ethan, Jared, Jaxin, Phil, Aaron, Joel, Justin, Jon, Shayley, Tino, and Alan, for everything, thank you. Here's to 2017.
God bless! X -Austin Carlile"
Austin Carlile is truly one of the most heartfelt and sweet people in the music industry, and we hope he finds some comfort at some point. This illness, along with thousands of others, are simply terrible, and nobody deserves to deal with such a thing. It impresses me how incredibly greatful and supportive he is, even through all of this.
Mastodon originally formed in 1999, and originally had a female singer. This changed by 2000, but they just got word that she unfortunately passed away.
They have decided to do a fund raiser to help give her a proper memorial, and help the family out in this difficult time. As it stands right now, they've already earned just over $8,000 and the amount is ever growing.
There was not much said in regards of how she passed, but they said it happened on December 23. When they shared the fundraiser on December 26, they stated, "Yesterday we received the very sad news that Jessica Saner, our good friend, and sister to Mastodon's original singer, Eric Saner, passed away unexpectedly on Dec 23rd. This is a link to the gofundme account set up to help the family with funeral costs. Thank you in advance for your generosity."
If you would like to donate, please click here. If nothing else, please share and help them out through this difficult time.
To support their brand new album, The Last Hero, Alter Bridge has announced a tour!
They posted a video on their Facebook with all the tour dates, and we encourage you to check it out here! All the tour dates are also below, but the video is cool so definitely check that out as well.
The fun actually begins with the Shiprocked Cruise, which docks out of Miami, FL on January 16. They come back on January 20, and the tour begins on January 21 in Mobile, AL.
Joining them on this tour is Nonpoint, and the tour goes through February 22. For ticket information, please head on over to Alter Bridge's official website, tickets are available right now!
Their fun doesn't stop there. They're taking the month of March off, but then on April 1 they're performing in New Zealand, and go all around Australia, with their last show being on April 8. They come back to the US just in time to perform at many of the big festivals, such as Fort Rock, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range.
I Prevail did an acoustic cover of Linkin Park's classic, "In The End" on APTV. They did a beautiful job on this cover, and you can watch the video below!
Also for APTV, I Prevail did an acoustic performance of their single, "Scars." "Scars" is featured on the band's debut album, Lifeline's which just came out in October of this year. To watch that performance, please click here.
Use it to get excited, as I Prevail will be performing at several festivals coming up in the new years such as Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion! For more information, please head on over to the respective festival websites.
The lineup for the 2017 Fort Rock lineup is finally here and the internet is stirring with excitment, and slight bewilderment.
Like most festivals, it did follow suit with the Rock On The Range lineup, which was announced the other day. However, it had its own twists here and there. Fort Rock will be happening on April 29 and 30, 2017 and will be headlined by Def Leppard on Saturday and Soundgarden on Sunday. Supporting them are bands such as Chevelle, A Perfect Circle, Papa Roach, Seether, Three Days Grace, Alter Bridge, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless, and many, many more. You can see the full lineup below.
The first level of tickets go on sale tomorrow (December 6), and just like past years will slowly go up in price. Prices can be found on the Fort Rock website, and we recommend getting your tickets sooner rather than later. Currently weekend prices are running at just under $90 right now but will be going up to $150 steadily. VIP starts at $250, and goes up to $285 steadily.
For more information, please be sure to head on over to the Fort Rock website and please stay tuned to Immortal Music because we do have a handful of things planned for promotion of this festival. Speaking of what we have planned, did you see we took guesses just the other day at the lineup? If not, head on over to the creator's blog (or just click here) to read it. We also are going to be posting our thoughts on the coming year's lineup. You can also find that over on the Creator's blog.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.