Fairfax, VA's Fourth Quarter Comeback is heading out on tour with School Boy Humor and Rookie Of The Year. The dates kick off Feb 29th in Jermyn, PA and wind down on March 10th in Vienna, VA.
Announcement from Hawthorne Heights: "Last February we embarked on our first ever full band, all acoustic tour…just for fun. The idea was to hear our songs in a different way for our own sanity, and to give our die hard fans a different type of show. We only booked it for two weeks, because we had no idea how it would go for us, or our fans. What happened in those two weeks turned out to be more than we could have ever imagined. It was an experience that was so special and powerful that we wanted to stay on the road for once. We actually didn't want to come home, which is hard to imagine when you tour so often."
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced that they'll be touring the east coast and midwest as part of a tour with Deer Leap from March 22nd - April 7th. The band also has several other shows coming up in addition to that tour.
Veteran Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace shows no signs of stopping after two decades in the business. Tickets for their upcoming North American tour went on sale early last week, and almost all of the dates sold out almost immediately. Fans who get to see what the band is calling the "Urban Grind Tour" can expect to see a style that revisits some of the band's pre-'Gravity' albums while new fans can experience what it was that got Our Lady Peace to the forefront of rock music.
Having his American acoustic tour alongside Bob Wayne and Jay Munly in December, and just recently a trek through Australia and New Zealand alongside John Baizely, Scott Kelly's newest U.S. solo tour with support from Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) is now underway.
Metal heavyweights Megadeth and Rob Zombie have just announced a co-headlining tour guaranteed to raise the temperature on the planet. The trek-which marks the first time the two bands have toured together-kicks off Friday, May 11th in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile rock festival appearances including "Rock On The Range" and "Rocklahoma", where the tour wraps on Saturday, May 26th. A list of confirmed dates is below.
Never Shout Never have announced a Spring headlining tour with support from Kurt Travis, Koji, and Bearcat. The tour kicks off in Austin on April 20th and includes an appearance at this year's "The Bamboozle Festival" in NJ before ending in Springfield, MO on May 26th.
On March 16th from noon to 6PM at The Longbranch Inn (1133 East 11th Street, Austin, TX), Century Media Records, CVLT Nation, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters will present a free party held during the annual SXSW music festival, featuring the legendary Andrew W.K., black metallers Nachtmystium, psychedelic sludge The Atlas Moth, multi-talented Bruce Lamont, blackened crust warriors Young And In The Way, ambient crustcorers Vestiges, and evil punk/hardcore band Enabler! Additionally, Mike IX, the host of this special event, will also read passages from his latest book, 'Cancer As A Social Activity'.
Everyone's favorite space-age mutant skate punks are back on tour, this time hitting the North East, MId West and Canada with special guests TV Ghost. Their long awaited fifth album (self-titled, as were the previous four) features twelve new action-packed songs of apocalyptic fuzzed-out over driven madness and is available now through In The Red Records. The Spits will also be returning to Europe in May, after a six year absence!
Pennsylvania musician and activist Koji will join Never Shout Never as direct support on the band's spring tour. Additional support will be provided by Kurt Travis (A Lot Like Birds) and Renee and The Translators.
The Sheds have announced that they will hit the road alongside Trey The Ruler for the "The Hard As Puck Tour", which is set to kick off on March 4th in Canoga Park, CA. The tour will lead the band into their run with I Call Fives, which is set to begin on March 25th. Dates for both tours are below.
Sacramento, CA hardcore band Havenside will be coming to Canada for little over a week. They along with As Hell Retreats and Stand Your Ground will be on the road in Quebec and Ontario so check out the dates below to see if they play a venue near you.
In support of their debut EP, 'Our Collective Destroyer' hardcore influenced metal miscreants Arise The Titan have announced dates for their "2012 Mobile Massacre Tour." Shows begin in Lansing, Michigan on Friday February 24th, 2012 and make their way southeast, wrapping up in West Virginia on March 4th.
This week Oshawa, ON metal band Left Hand Creation will be hitting the road for 3 days on the "3 Day 3 Way Killing Spree" mini tour. Joining them will be Deformatory and Xyphos. This Southern Ontario tour will run from February 23rd - 25th. Check out the dates below.
Country Mice is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. They released their debut album, 'Twister', in 2011 and appeared on several top 100 albums-of-the-year lists. Whereas the band displays elements of eclectic influences, Rueger hails from a small town in Kansas and, as principal songwriter, his americana roots inevitably pervade their sound.
After announcing the launch party lineup earlier this week, the British Music Embassy is excited to announce its full SXSW '12 lineup, with events commencing on Monday, March 12th and lasting until Saturday, March 17th. The UK is the only nation represented at SXSW by its own dedicated venue, Latitude 30, located at 512 San Jacinto Blvd in downtown Austin.
Gregg Rolie, co-founder of two multi-platinum super groups, Santana and Journey, will make two unique solo appearances on March 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at the famed Iridium in NYC. The legendary Iridium has a dual history as both a jazz institution and the home of Les Paul, who performed at the venue regularly from 1996-2009. Les Paul Mondays were always an event with such iconic guitarists as Jeff Beck, Steve Miller, Todd Rundgren and Ted Nugent sitting in with the Les Paul Trio.
The extreme progressive metal titans, Veil Of Maya, recently completed work on their much anticipated third full-length release, 'Eclipse', which is now set for a Feb. 28th release. To support this release VOM have already announced their tours over in Australia and Europe. On the Australian tour they will hit the road along side The Storm Picturesque and Stores while on the European tour they will be joined by Betraying The Martyurs, Vildhjarta, Structures and Volumes. Check out the tour date listings below.
Portland's most wonderfully weird avant-doom specialists, Wizard Rifle, are hitting the road this April! The downtuned duo will be covering the entire continental United States in support of their soon to be released Seventh Rule debut, 'Speak Loud Say Nothing'. The record drops on March 13th, 2012, and Wizard Rifle's first round of dates have been confirmed, with more on the way!
Black Sabbath -who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour-have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma. At this time, Black Sabbath will perform only one show of this summer's previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10th at the U.K.'s Download Festival.