Having confirmed their appearances atop the 2021 lineups of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Bottlerock, FOO FIGHTERS are answering the burning question of “Are they doing any of their own shows?” with a resounding “fuck yes.”
Tickets will go on sale June 4 at 10 a.m. local time for the first confirmed U.S. headline dates of FOO FIGHTERS‘ “26th Anniversary Tour”.
July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center -Cincinnati, OH
July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater -Milwaukee, WI
August 03 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater -St. Louis, MO
August 05 – Azura Amphitheater -Bonner Springs, KS
August 07 – The Zoo Amphitheater -Oklahoma City, OK
August 09 – Isleta Amphitheater -Albuquerque, NM
* RADKEY supports on all dates
The six newly announced dates are the first FOO FIGHTERS headlining shows to be confirmed since the February release of “Medicine At Midnight” (Roswell/RCA). This means the FF faithful in six more cities will finally have the chance to sing along to “Shame Shame”, “No Son of Mine”, “Waiting On A War” and more from the album that’s been hailed as “brighter and more optimistic than anything they’ve ever done” (Rolling Stone)” and “one of FOO FIGHTERS‘ best albums of this century” (The Wall Street Journal).
FOO FIGHTERS fans are advised to keep a watchful eye on foofighters.com and the band’s socials for a crapload more shows to be announced.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the FOO FIGHTERS tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 1 at 12 p.m. ET until Thursday, June 3 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment.
“Medicine At Midnight” landed at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Album Sales chart with first-week sales of 64,000 copies in the U.S.
FOO FIGHTERS previously topped the chart with 2017’s “Concrete And Gold” and 2011’s “Wasting Light”.
23,000 of “Medicine At Midnight”‘s first-week sales came from vinyl LP sales, with CDs and digital albums registering 20,000 each.
“Medicine At Midnight” came out on February 5 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. The LP is a nine-song, 37-minute effort which was produced by the FOO FIGHTERS and Greg Kurstin.
The first single from the disc, “Shame Shame”, was released in November. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Paola Kudacki and co-stars FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl and Sofia Boutella. “Shame Shame” renders in stunning black and white an interpretation of a recurring dream that’s haunted Grohl since his childhood days.
ZZ Top just announced a rescheduled date for Bonner Springs, KS! Join the Texas trio with very special guest Willie Nelson and George Thorogood & the Destroyers!
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band KORN has announced an epic U.S. summer tour featuring very special guests STAIND on all dates. The tour will see both bands traversing the country this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night.
Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 28-city outing will kick off August 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida and make stops in Long Island, Detroit, Irvine, Phoenix, Austin and more, before wrapping up with a performance at Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion on September 21. Furthermore, both bands will perform at Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival on September 23.
Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning Thursday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with general on-sale for tickets at Live Nation’s ticketing website.
KORN North American summer tour dates with STAIND:
Aug. 05 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Aug. 08 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 11 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 14 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 17 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 20 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Aug. 21 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 24 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug. 25 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug. 27 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Aug. 28 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 31 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 02 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sep. 03 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sep. 05 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Sep. 06 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
Sep. 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 12 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Sep. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 18 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sep. 19 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Sep. 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sep. 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
* Festival date
A stunning paean to loss and darkness, KORN‘s 2019 album “The Nothing” proved to be another historic release for the band. It marked their 14th Top 10 entry on the Billboard 200 and lifted them into rarified air giving them the fifth-most Top 10 debuts of any rock band in the history of the chart. Led by singles “You’ll Never Find Me”, “Can You Hear Me” and “Cold”, Noisey declared “The Nothing” “continues KORN‘s mission of probing the hidden corners and harsh realities of life within a shroud discordant darkness.” Revolver crowned “The Nothing” “KORN‘s best album in over 10 years,” while Metal Hammer affirmed the album “recaptures the genuine darkness of their earlier works” in a glowing 4.5-out-of-5 star review. The Fader added, “KORN have never shied away from innovation… the icons have always looked forward,” and Los Angeles Times applauded the “…deep and potent performances from the band, evoking their ever-present rage but also feelings of loss and isolation.” NME affirmed, “This urgent and important record will ensure the veterans don’t get lost in the shuffle.” Once again, KORN redefine, revitalize, and reimagine the scope of rock music as perennial outliers and enduring iconoclasts.
Formed in 1995, STAIND has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million records worldwide. The album “Break The Cycle”, released in 2001 and RIAA-certified five times platinum, featured the smash single “It’s Been Awhile”, one of the most played songs in modern rock history, spending 20 weeks at No. 1. In 2019, after a five-year hiatus, STAIND reunited for some unforgettable festival performances, and a reunion show at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut where their new album, “Live: It’s Been Awhile”, was recorded.
Carrying the weight of 8 albums and 27 Top 5 songs, SHINEDOWN takes to the road with special guest; THE STRUTS!
Since forming in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001, Shinedown – Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – have sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, five platinum and gold albums, 16 No. 1 Active Rock hits, and amassed more than 2.4 billion total streams. They have crushed Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with all of their 26 consecutive career singles reaching the Top 5, an unparalleled achievement. Recent hits “ATTENTION ATTENTION,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS” and “DEVIL” bring their total to 16 No. 1s on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and 15 No. 1s on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, tying the record for the most No. 1s ever on both charts. Some of the group’s other No. 1 hits include “Second Chance,” “Save Me,” “Sound of Madness,” “Bully,” and “The Crow & The Butterfly.”
The story that unfolds on their latest acclaimed album ATTENTION ATTENTION (Atlantic Records) is an enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit – touching on themes such as mental health, overcoming struggles and not being afraid to fail and the importance of our human connection with one another. Speaking to the human spirit in a time of need, crossover hit “GET UP” (which has racked up more than 57 million streams and landed the band on Live with Kelly & Ryan) quickly became a beacon of light for listeners around the globe with its urgent and universal message of hope, empathy and encouragement.
Shinedown’s distinct mix of explosive rock ‘n’ roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic sensibility and cinematic flourishes colours on ATTENTION ATTENTION, which has racked up more than 324 million global streams, simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts, debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200.
Hailed for their high-octane live shows, Shinedown continues to engender diehard love from millions of global fans and has racked up countless sold-out tours and festival headlining sets, propelled by their world-class showmanship and the undeniable power of front man Brent Smith’s voice.
The band is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, and original guitarist Richard Williams. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Grand Theft Auto; the band’s documentary film “KANSAS: Miracles Out of Nowhere” airing on AXSTV; and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ ‘South Park,’ ‘The Office,’ and ‘The Simpsons;’ and with films including ‘Old School,’ ‘Anchorman,’ and ‘Happy Gilmore.’
Knotfest Iowa is on!
Slipknot makes a monumental return home to Iowa with Faith No More, Megadeth, Tech N9ne, Fever 333 and more in tow!
The show takes place all day Saturday September 25th at the National Balloon Classic Field in Indianola, Iowa, which is a suburb of Slipknot’s hometown, Des Moines – about a 5 hour drive from Manhattan. Tickets are on sale now.
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The festival is a happening that will awaken your darkest senses… A one of a kind music and lifestyle festival that celebrates rock & metal culture. Knotfest is brought to the world by the multi-platinum and genre defining group – Slipknot. Music is the pulse of Knotfest. The festival features the biggest and most cutting edge heavy bands in the world.
Selling over 30 million records worldwide, Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band rapidly rose to fame following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, although darker in tone, made the band more popular. After a brief hiatus, they returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), before going on another hiatus and returning in 2008 with its fourth album, All Hope Is Gone, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. After another long hiatus, Slipknot released its fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, in 2014. Their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, was released on August 9, 2019. The band has released two live albums titled 9.0: Live and Day of the Gusano: Live in Mexico, a compilation album titled Antennas to Hell, and five live DVDs.
It has always been hard to put a tag on GOJIRA, one of France’s most extreme bands the country’s musical pallet has ever known. But then again, the band has never really sought out such a tag, instead letting the music do the talking, preferring introspection and intelligence over preconceived notions and preexisting tags. Ever since the 1996 formation in town of Bayonne in the southwest of France, GOJIRA has been an ever-evolving experiment in extreme metal ultimately built upon a worldly, ever-conscious outlook with roots firmly-planted both in the hippie movement and an environmentally-conscious, new age mentality. This time, with The Way of All Flesh, GOJIRA harnesses a spiritual consciousness as well, but still culminates in a sound wholly heavy.
Originally dubbed Godzilla, after the scaly, green film star with an equally huge reputation as the newfound band’s sound, the brothers Duplantier – guitarist/vocalist Joe and drummer Mario – and fellow Frenchmen Jean Michel Labadie on bass and Christian Andreu on guitar, quickly released several demos, ultimately changing the band’s name and independently releasing the first GOJIRA album, Terra Incognita, in 2001, offering up a brief glimpse into the giant GOJIRA would eventually become through persistent hard work and years of toiling in the metal underground.
After the 2003 release of the band’s follow-up, The Link, throughout Europe and the subsequent live DVD release the next year, of the aptly-titled The Link Alive, 2005 brought the release of From Mars To Sirius, the band’s breakthrough release, garnering high praise and a North American release through Prosthetic Records in 2006. Fans of not only heavy, extreme music took notice, but so did the intellectual world, thanks to Sirius’ thoughtful and expansive inner examination of the world at hand and the consequences of humanity’s struggle to coexist without harm. The metal world was amused and amazed: much of it hadn’t yet seen an equally intelligent and pummelingly heavy release that was as expansive and open as it was dense and concise.
Following the immense praise of From Mars To Sirius and recurring trips across the Atlantic for North American touring alongside the likes of Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, and Behemoth among others, GOJIRA established its stranglehold on the extreme metal spectrum with a linguist’s touch, a lyricist’s finesse, and a crushingly heavy live show that left audiences astounded, establishing the band’s live performance as a spot-on recreation of the band’s increasingly adept and intelligent studio output.
While 2007 wrapped with GOJIRA again touring North America on the Radio Rebellion Tour alongside Behemoth to the best reaction yet, the dawn of 2008 saw a nearly 10 month wait for while the band assembled The Way of All Flesh, one of the year’s most anticipated records. This time revolving around the undeniable dilemma of a mortal demise, GOJIRA’s soundtrack to the situation seems fitting. Shifting ever-so-slightly from the eco-friendly orchestra of impending doom on From Mars To Sirius to the band’s new message of the equally uncontrollable inevitability of death, The Way of All Flesh melds the open and airy progressive passages GOJIRA has become famous for with the sonically dense sounds and bludgeoningly heavy rhythms that makes the band an equally intelligent force as it is unmatchably heavy.
Featuring a guest vocal spot on “Adoration For None” from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe – one of GOJIRA’s most vocal supporters from their first moment making an impression in the Americas – and the now familiar Morbid Angel-isms of The Way Of All Flesh’s title track join the angular riffing more akin to Meshuggah on “Esoteric Surgery” and the epic, artful plodding of the nearly 10-minute “The Art of Dying,” showing that GOJIRA have indeed opened a new bag of tricks for The Way Of All Flesh, while not abandoning the sound that first showed a massive promise of potential on Sirius.
“It’s more inventive than From Mars To Sirius and at the same time more straight to the point,” GOJIRA frontman Joe Duplantier says of The Way of All Flesh. “The whole album is about death, death is like a step on the path of the soul. The mystery surrounding this phenomenon is just so inspiring, and death is the most common thing on earth.”
“This album is also a ‘requiem’ for our planet,” Duplantier continues. “We don’t want to be negative or cynical about the fate of humanity, but the situation on Earth is growing critical, and the way humans behave is so catastrophic that we really need to express our exasperation about it. It’s not fear, but anger. But we still believe that consciousness can make a difference and that we can change things as human beings.”