Green Day Back On The Road

Courtesy:  BB Gun press

Courtesy: BB Gun press

Pop punk trio Green Day kicks off a new tour tonight.  The tour kicks off at the Allsate Arena in Rosemont, IL.  The tour is in support of the band’s recently released trilogy of albums, Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!  It will take the band through a total of approximately thirty-six dates, most of which will be dates in Europe.  After tonight’s show, the band moves on to Moline IL tomorrow at the i Wireless Center and then on to the CONSOL Energy Center this Sunday in Pittsburgh, PA.

The European leg of the tour kicks off May 24th at the Blue Cross Arena in Milan, Italy.  The European leg of the band’s tour will take it from Italy to Serbia, to Austria and throughout the U.K., Russia, France and many more countries.  The current slate of dates has Green Day wrapping its tour at the Bilbao BKK Live Festival on May 13th in Bilbao, Spain.  To get a full listing of tour dates and all the latest news from the band, fans can “Like” Green Day on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay.  Fans can also keep up with all the latest from the band on Twitter at http://twitter.com/greenday.

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New Music Festival Coming To South Florida

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Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media

A brand new music festival is coming to Florida.  The first annual Fort Rock festival will be held Sunday, Aril 14th at the JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, Florida.  The festival’s initial lineup has already been announced.  It includes:  The Offspring, 3 Doors Down, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Volbeat, In This Moment, Escape The Fate, Device (with David Draiman), Pop Evil, Otherwise, Mindset Evolution, and a whole bunch more.  Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 23rd at 6am EST and will be available online at http://www.FortRockFestival.com.  General Admission tickets are $44.50.  General Admission Party 4-Packs are also available at a cost of $129.50.  VIP tickets are available for $89.  Discounted hotel tickets will be available soon.  There will be two pre-sale events before general tickets go on sale.  The pre-sales will take place on the Fort Rock website as well.

Fort Rock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG, part of the team behind the annual Rock on the Range festival, Carolina Rebellion festival and Welcome to Rockville festival.  It is sponsored by Fort Meyers radio station 99X, Monster Energy, Jagermeister, and f.y.e.

For all the latest updates on band lineups and more, audiences can go online to the official Fort Rock website, http://www.FortRockFestival.com or “Like” its Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/fortrockfestival.

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Green Day Announce New Tour Dates

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Courtesy: BB Gun press

Pop punk band Green Day has announced two new concert dates to its current tour lineup.  The band—Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals/guitar), Tre Cool (drums) and Mike Dirnt (bass)—added performances on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday April 18th.  The band will perform at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California on April 16th.  Tickets for this show will be available this Friday at noon local time.  Fan club members will get first access to pre-sale tickets, which go on sale today at 3pm EST/12pm PST.  For more information on this pre-sale and more, fans can go online to http://www.idiotclub.com.  The second of the new pair of performance dates will be at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.  Tickets for this show will be available next Friday, February 22nd at 10am local time.       

The dates are just two more in an already very busy schedule for the trio.  The band will kick off its tour on Thursday, March 28th and will tour across the country through April 18th before heading overseas for the European leg of its tour.  The tour is in support of the band’s recently released trilogy, Uno!, Dos!, and Tre!  Also recently announced is the upcoming debut of the band’s documentary, Cuatro!, at the 20th annual SXSW Film Conference and Festival.  The documentary follows the band as it brings its trilogy from concept to store shelves.  It also includes some very special performances recorded along the way.  The 20th annual SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs from March 8th – 16th in Austin, TX.

Also debuting at the annual event is the Doug Hamilton directed, Broadway Idiot.  The film follows Billie Joe Armstrong as he ventures into the world of Broadway and turns the band’s album, American Idiot into the massive stage success that it is today. 

For more information on all of this and to get the latest news from the band, go online to http://www.greenday.com, http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay, http://twitter.com/greenday, and http://www.youtube.com/greenday.

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Green Day Make Tour, Album Release Date Announcement

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It’s good news, bad news for Green Day fans.  The band has cancelled all of its remaining tour dates for the year.  And dates for January and February 2013 have been postponed until further notice.  Anyone who has bought tickets for any of the band’s upcoming club tour shows can get their money refunded from wherever they bought tickets for the shows.  While tour dates for January and February 2013 have been postponed, the hope is that makeup dates will be announced soon.  Tickets purchased for shows in January and February will be honored at the makeup shows. 

Bassist Mike Dirnt commented on the cancellations and postponements.  He noted that they were related to the health and well-being of front man Billie Joe Armstrong.  “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern,” he said.  “We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again.”

In related news, the band has also moved up the release date for the third album in its new trilogy.  The release date has been moved from its original release date of January 15th, 2013 to December 11th, 2012.  Drummer Tre Cool commented on the pushed up release date, noting that it was an effort to make things right with fans due to the tour date issues.  “We feel bad we have to delay our tour, so to make up for it we want to give our fans the music earlier than we had planned,” he said.  “If we couldn’t be there to play it for you live, the least we could do is give you the next best thing.”

The remainder of the band’s 2012 dates was scheduled to run until December 10th at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona.  The current list of postponed tour dates for January and February started January 7th, at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin and ran through February and ran through February 8th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Fans can get a full listing of cancelled and postponed tour dates online at http://www.greenday.com, http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay, http://twitter.com/greenday, and http://www.youtube.com/user/grenday

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Green Day Releases New LP Today

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SoCal pop punk stalwarts Green Day have officially released the first in the band’s new trio of albums that will carry through the new year.  “Uno!” is available in stores and online now.  Uno will be followed by the release of “Dos!” On Tuesday, November 13th and “Tre” on January 15th, 2013.  All three albums were produced by the band’s long time producer and friend, Rob Cavallo.  “Uno!” has already garnered praise from critics at Rolling Stone, USA Today, and Alternative Press.

Along with the release of “Uno” the band’s front man is featured in the new Guitar World magazine.  The band has even gotten a full feature on ABC’s “Nightline.”  Fans can check out the profile here, http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/town-green-day-17296603

The band is currently touring in support of “Uno!”  Next up on the band’s schedule is the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, October 27th.  To get a full slate of tour dates and all the latest news from the band, fans can go online to http://www.greenday.com, http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay, http://twitter.com/greenday, and http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday.

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Green Day To Tour This Fall And Winter In Support Of New LP’s

Veteran punk rock band Green Day has officially announced the dates for its upcoming Fall/Winter tour.  The band will hit the road beginning November 26th in Seattle, Washington.  The band’s tour will take it first along the West Coast before making its way to the Northeast with a couple of stops in the Midwest along the way.  The band will play one show in the Midatlantic region in late January before heading back through the Northeast again and into Canada.  February will see Green Day make its way back to the Midwest on its way back to Nevada.

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 Fan club presales for the band’s upcoming tour will start this Wednesday, September 12th at 10am.  Audiences can join the band’s fan club and get a pre-order bundle online at http://splash.greenday.com.  Fans who order tickets online will also get one free digital download of the first of the band’s upcoming trilogy, “Uno.” 

The band’s upcoming tour is in support of its upcoming trilogy of new releases.  The first album in the new trilogy, “Uno”, will be available September 25th.  “Dos” will hit stores and online outlets November 13th.  And the trilogy’s closer, “Tre” will follow on January 15, 2013.  Fans can get all the latest news and tour dates from the band online at http://www.greenday.com, http://www.facebook.com/Greenday, http://twitter.com/greenday, and on its official YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday.

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Mastodon takes home two awards

BURBANK, CA–The members of Mastodon have plenty of reason to smile as they continue their tour in support of their new album, “The Hunter.”  The band took home two awards between last week and this week for the “The Hunter.”  The band picked up the award for “Best Album” at the Kerrang! Awards last Thursday, June 7th.  It followed up that win by taking home the “Best Album” award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards on Monday.

The band is currently touring Europe in support of “The Hunter.  It will perform tonight in Bergen, Norway.  to get a full tour listing and to keep up with all the latest from Mastodon, go online to http://www.mastodonrocks.com.

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Mastodon closes out U.S. tour, preps European tour

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — Atlanta, GA based metal act Mastodon is wrapping the U.S. leg of its tour alongside Opeth this week.  The band is currently touring in support of its most recent album, 2011′s “The Hunter.”  This last leg of the band’s U.S. tour will take the band from Minneapolis, MN to the nation’s capitol, and into the southeast for a few stops this weekend, including a stop at Charlotte, N.C.’s Fillmore this Thursday night alongside Opeth.

The band will take a week off following its hometwon date this Saturday night and then finish off its U.S. tour duties with a performance at this year’s annual Rock on The Range Festival May 20th.  From there, the band will head overseas and tour  Europe throughout the Summer and Fall.  The band’s European tour will se it perform at some of the biggest festivals across the continent, including:  Pinkpop, Sonisphere, Reading, and quite a few more.

Along with touring, Mastodon has also released the official video for its current single, ‘Dry Bone valley.  Fans can check out the video at the following link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4vMvJcP4TA.  More information on the band and its tour plans is available online at http://www.mastodonrocks.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Mastodon, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mastodonmusic.