Overkill Proves It Can Still “Wreck” It With Its New Live Recording

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Late this past May, veteran thrash metal band Overkill unleashed its latest live recording, Live in Overhausen, to the masses.  The recording, presented in a Blu-ray/CD combo pack platform, is not the band’s first live recording by any means.  In fact, it is the New Jersey-based band’s fourth live recording.  Wrecking EverythingAn Evening in Asbury Park was released separately on CD and on DVD in 2002 while the band’s first ever live recording Wrecking Your Neck was released in 1995.  Live at Wacken Open Air 2007 would go on to be released in 2008.  Now, audiences have this latest live offering from the band, and it proves to be another positive addition to the band’s live catalog.  That is proven in large part through the recording’s set list, which will be addressed shortly.  The

recording’s audio mix is somewhat problematic, sadly.  This cannot be ignored.  Luckily, as problematic as they are, they are not enough to make the recording completely unwatchable.  This will be discussed a little bit later.  Keeping that in mind, it is the recording’s only negative.  The band’s performance of the extensive set list rounds out its most important elements.  Each element is critical in its own way to the overall presentation of Live in Overhausen.  All things considered, they make this recording another welcome addition to any Overkill fan’s music library even despite the audio issues.

Overkill’s latest live recording Live in Overhausen, released just this past May, is not the veteran New Jersey-based thrash metal outfit’s first-ever live recording.  It is however, unarguably, a welcome addition to the music library of any of the band’s fans.  That is due in no small part to the recording’s set list.  The set list presents the band performing not one, but two of its classic albums – Feel The Fire, its debut 1985 record, and 1991’s Horrorscope – in their entirety.  This is not the first time that any band has used a live performance to present a studio album in whole, and not the first time this year, either.  However, getting two albums in their entirety takes things up another notch.  What makes this so important is that in a weird way, it actually saves audiences who might not already own those two classic Overkill albums the time and strain of trying to find those albums, and instead not only presents them here, but in a live setting.  It’s really a way of sweetening the proverbial pot so to speak while presenting two key moments in the band’s life.  It’s a more than 110-minute experience that audiences across the board will enjoy if only for the set list.  Staying on the matter of the set list, audiences will note that the recording’s CD presentation comes sans the interview segments included in the Blu-ray presentation.  That might not necessarily be a bad thing because those segments included in the recording’s Blu-ray presentation present the recording’s one negative, its audio.

As the concert progresses on its course on the Blu-ray presentation, the audio finds itself constantly rising and falling throughout.  In other words, audiences will find themselves holding their remotes in hand, finger (or thumb) on the volume button ready to adjust the volume.  This is the same issues that so negatively affected Styx front man Tommy Shaw’s latest live recording from Eagle Rock Entertainment, too.  It really serves to show that while audio mixes are so often overlooked in the importance of live recording’s they are far more important than one might think.  Getting back on track, considering that audiences get the same set list on the recording’s 2CD presentation as on the Blu-ray presentation of Overkill’s, one can’t help but wonder why if the audio on the recording’s CD was so well-balanced, such attention was not paid to the audio’s balance on the audio-visual presentation that included the interview segments.  Again, while definitely an annoyance in the viewing experience, it is not such that it makes the recording unwatchable.  Of course, hopefully those behind the recording’s production – both on site and in the post production process – will take into account this element for the band’s next live recording.  The interviews are positive additions to the recording, but because their volume is at a different level from the main feature, maybe they would have been better served as bonus material.  Again, it’s something for future consideration.  Keeping this in mind, the variations in the recording’s audio, while not debilitating for the recording, it does not make the recording unwatchable.  To that end, the recording still has one more positive to note.  That last positive is the band’s performance of its extensive set list.

Overkill has been making music and entertaining audiences around the world for nearly 40 years.  That’s a long time for any band.  Yet for as many years as this high-intensity act has been at it, a performance such as this shows that the band has no plans to slow down any time soon.  Front man Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth commands the stage with the same power as any of his younger counterparts throughout the show.  This is especially evident early on between ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Thanx For Nothin’’as he tells the crowd, “I’m in f****** charge tonight because I say so!”  That’s a pretty telling statement about his own presence.  That energy is just as high throughout the rest of the show, too.  Simply put, even as old as Ellsworth is, his presence is that of a much younger man, in turn making for plenty of entertainment.  His band mates – guitarists Dave Linsk and Derek Taylor — shred their way through ‘Live Young, Die Free,’ ‘There’s No Tomorrow,’ ‘Hammerhead’ and the rest of the recording’s extensive 21-song set.  Meanwhile, bassist D.D. Verni and drummer Jason Bittner solidly hold each song’s rhythm and time together, putting the finishing touch to each performance.  Overall, what audiences get in the band’s performance from start to end is a high-energy performance that rivals anything that the band’s younger counterparts put on today, proving that the veteran thrash outfit still has plenty in the tank.  With any luck it still will for at least the foreseeable future, as the world needs bands such as Overkill, who can continue to put on such engaging and entertaining performances.  When the power noted here in the band’s performance is coupled with the extensive two-album, 21-song set, they give audiences more than enough reason for fans to add this recording to their music libraries.  That is even with the issues raised by the audio variances between the concert and interview segments.

Overkill’s new live recording Live in Overhausen is a welcome addition to the home music library of any Overkill fan.  That is due in no small part to a two-album, 21-song set list that takes audiences back to the band’s early days in its debut album and another key moment in its 1991 album Horrorscope.  The band’s performance of those two album in this setting presents Overkill as a band that still has plenty left in the proverbial tank; a band that can rival any of its current younger metal counterparts on the stage.  While both elements do plenty to the positive for the recording, one still can’t ignore the audio issue in the interview segments and main concert feature.  The lack of balance there is problematic, but still not enough to make it unwatchable.  Hopefully this will be taken into account in the band’s future live recordings so that it doesn’t become an issue again. To that end, the positive overall effect of the recording’s set and the band’s performance thereof makes this recording a presentation that while not perfect, is still a welcome addition to any Overkill fan’s music library.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Live in Overhausen is available online now along with all of Overkill’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OverkillBand

 

 

 

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Nonpoint Debuts New Single, ‘Fix This’

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Nonpoint is giving audiences yet another preview of its forthcoming album.

The band debuted the new single ‘Fix This’ from its new album on Thursday via Loudwire.  The song is now the third single to be released from the album, which is currently scheduled to be released Aug. 24 via Spinefarm Records.  It was preceded by the release of the singles ‘Chaos & Earthquakes’ and ‘Dodge Your Destiny.’

Audiences will get to hear all three songs and more from X on Nonpoint’s upcoming tour in support of the album, which is scheduled to launch Aug. 21 in Lexington, Kentucky.  The nearly month-long tour is scheduled to run through Sept. 19 in Nashville, TN and to include performances in Jacksonville, NC; Athens, GA; Syracuse, NY and a number of other cities along the East Coast.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

NONPOINT
With He Is Legend + Letters From the Fire:

8/21: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
8/23: Ft. Myers, FL @ The Ranch
8/24: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
8/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
8/26: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
8/28: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/29: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
8/31: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/2: Lynchburg, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest
9/6: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/7: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
9/8: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/11: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/14: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
9/15: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
9/16: Easton, PA @ One Center Square
9/19: Nashville, TN @ The Cowan

More information on Nonpoint’s new single, its new album, tour and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.nonpoint.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nonpointworld

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nonpoint

 

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Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin Partner For Co-Headlining Summer Tour

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Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have partnered for an extensive new co-headlining summer tour.

The 32-date tour launched July 16 in Seattle, Washington and runs through September 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.  It includes scheduled performances in Austin, Texas; Camden, New Jersey; Cincinnati, Ohio and many other cities.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.   Nothing More and Bad Wolves are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.

Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only/ ** – 5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/18/18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
7/21/18 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
7/27/18 – FivePoint Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
7/29/18 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
8/3/18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
8/4/18 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
8/6/18 – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove – Southaven, MS
8/7/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 – Heritage Park Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12/18 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
8/17/18 – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
8/18/18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
8/20/18 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
8/22/18 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/25/18 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
8/31/18 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
9/3/18 – Darien Lake Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
9/9/18 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

Tickets and VIP packages are available via 5FDP and Breaking Benjamin‘s official websites.  $0.50 of each ticket sold to the tour will go to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S. for short) and to Prevent Child Abuse America.  C.O.P.S. works with survivors and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty. It does this through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.  PCAA provides services that improve child well-being and develops programs that prevent child abuse and neglect of all kinds.

The upcoming tour is key for both bands, as Five Finger Death Punch just recently released its latest album And Justice For None while Breaking Benjamin’s latest album, Ember was released just this past April.  And Justice For None, 5FDP’s seventh full-length studio recording, debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and has sold more than 100,000 copies while also generating 100 million U.S. on-demand streams and more than 250,000 digital song sales. It is also the fifth consecutive top 5 album release for 5FDP.

Adding to its marks, it has four other #1 placements on other charts, including: Top Digital Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums of 2018.  Its lead single, ‘Sham Pain,’ currently sits at #7 at Active Rock.

Breaking Benjamin’s latest album Ember debuted at #3 on Billboard’s top 200 Chart.  In the months since its release, it has gone on to sell more than 200,000 copies, has charted in Top 10 lists worldwide, topped #1 charts across various genres, including: Top Alternative Albums, top Rock Albums, Top hard Rock Albums, and Top Digital Albums, and is the band’s fourth top 5 debut on Billboard’s top 200 Chart, following 2015’s Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1, 2009’s Dear Agony (#4) and 2006’s Phobia (#2).

Red Cold River,’ one of the album’s songs, has gone to #1 at Active Rock Radio, making it the band’s eighth #1 single.  ‘Torn in Two,’ the album’s latest single, has more than 10 million streams and currently sits at #12

Bad Wolves’ new album Disobey was released this past may via Eleven Seven Music.  It debuted at #22 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart and reached the #4 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock and Rock charts.  It hit #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart.  The band’s cover of the Cranberries’ hit song ‘Zombies‘ — and tribute to the late Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan — has been certified Gold in the U.S. and has received more than 125 million views across various platforms.  The song also has topped a number of charts, including iTunes’ overall and Rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart and Active Radio Charts.

Nothing More will be touring on the back of its most recent album, 2017’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves, which debuted in the top 20 of Billboard’s top 200 Chart, and earned the band three Grammy Award nominations — Best Rock Album, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the album’s #1 hit single ‘Go to War.’  The album’s latest single, ‘Just Say When‘ debuted this past April.

More information on the upcoming tour is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.livenationentertainment.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LiveNation

 

More information on Five Finger Death Punch’s new album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fivefingerdeathpunch

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FFDP

 

More information on Breaking Benjamin, its new album and latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://breakingbenjamin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BreakingBenjamin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/breakingbenj

 

More information on Bad Wolves, its new album and for all of its latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.badwolvesnation.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/badwolvesofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/badwolves

 

More information on Nothing More’s new album is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.nothingmore.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nothingmore

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nothingmorerock

 

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Greta Van Fleet Debuts Its New Single, ‘When The Curtain Falls’

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Great Van Fleet debuted some new music this week.

The up-and-coming rock and roll band debuted its new single ‘When The Curtain Falls’ on July 16.  Much like so much of the band’s work from its 2017 release From The Fires, this latest song once again lends itself easily to comparisons with Led Zeppelin.  That is clear in the song’s bombastic drums, infectious guitar riffs and vocals.

If one were to hear this song on the radio and not know it was Greta Van Fleet, one would in fact think it was Led Zeppelin.  That’s how close the two acts are stylistically in this case.

‘When The Curtain Falls’ is streaming online now via YouTube, Greta Van Fleet’s official website, Spotify and Apple Music.  It can be downloaded via Amazon, and iTunes.

Audiences in PIttsburgh, Pennsylvania will get to hear this song and other works from Greta Van Fleet July 18 at the band’s sold out show there.  Performances, also in support of From The Fires, include stops in Floyd, Virginia; Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington and other cities across America and the world.  Audiences can see the band’s current tour schedule online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.gretavanfleet.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gretavanfleet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/GretaVanFleet

 

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PM5K’s Latest LP Sure To Create A “New Wave” Of Interest In The Band

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Just a few weeks ago, veteran hard rock band Powerman 5000 debuted the latest single from its most recent album, 2017’s New Wave.  The band also announced a new tour — which just launched a few days ago — in support of said single and album.  Needless to say, a number of the songs from the 10-song album are sure to be included in the set list for the band’s new tour, with plenty of said songs proving to make the album worth at least one listen, including that new single.  It is just one of the album’s most notable compositions.  The sociopolitically charged ‘Die On Your Feet’ also serves to make the album an interesting new effort from the band.  It will be discussed shortly.  The equally powerful semi-acoustic ‘No White Flags’ also serves to support that statement. It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Get A Life,’ is yet another of the album’s most notable additions with its arrangement and lyrical theme, which also seems to be something of its own social commentary.  Between this trio of songs and the album’s other entries, the whole of the album proves to be worth at least one listen regardless of audiences’ familiarity with the band and its body of work.

Powerman 5000’s new album New Wave, on the back of which the band is currently touring, is an interesting new offering from the veteran hard rock band.  It is an effort that is worth at least one listen, regardless of audiences’ familiarity with the band and its catalog.  That is thanks both to the album’s musical arrangements and lyrical themes.  The sociopolitically themed ‘Die on Your Feet’ is just one of the songs included in this record that serves to support those statements.  In terms of its musical arrangement, its arrangement is a composition that nu-metal fans are certain to appreciate.  This is evident in the hard-driving, percussive nature of the arrangement as it conjures thoughts of Pop Evil, Saliva, and other similar acts.  That infectious arrangement is just one part of what makes the song stand out.  Its clear lyrical theme couples with that arrangement to enhance the song’s presentation even more.  Front man Spider One “sings” here, “There’s a choice/A f****** line drawn/And a voice/Back off or bring it on/A place/A first class racket/Some f***** up hair and a black leather jacket/(Yes sir! No sir!) You heard me right/Are you gonna?/Yes sir! No sir!) That ain’t no life/Are you gonna die on your feet or live on your knees/Are you gonna become the cure or stay the disease/Are you gonna die on your feet or live on your knees?”  The song’s third verse strengthens its sociopolitical message even more as Spider One notes, “Everybody (stand up)/Assume the position (stand down)/Get back in the line (don’t think)/Carry on with tradition (left, right, left, right).”  That statement is perhaps the song’s most blatant statement.  It comes across as someone in power telling people not to think for themselves and rock the boat, but to carry on as things have always been without question.  This goes back full circle to the initial question of “Are you gonna die on your feet or live on your feet?”  It is a familiar call to action encouraging people to not give in to the status quo and to be themselves.  It’s a message that is always welcome.  When it is coupled with the song’s musical arrangement, the song’s overall presentation is a song that is an instant fan favorite and proof in itself why this album deserves at least one listen.  It’s just one of the songs that serves to show what makes the album worth that listen.  ‘No White Flags’ does just as much as ‘Die On Your Feet’ to support that statement.

‘No White Flags’ stands out because it is one of those songs that is heavy without being heavy.  Due to its somewhat brooding musical arrangement and lyrical theme.  That semi-brooding nature of the song’s arrangement conjures thoughts of songs from Bush, Stone Sour and so many other acts.  That semi-brooding vibe comes through the joining of the song’s guitar line, Spider One’s gravelly vocal delivery style and the supporting string arrangements.  All three elements together create an air that does a good job of illustrating the heavy emotion of the song’s lyrical theme, which comes across (at least to this critic) as a bittersweet statement about not giving up even in the face of the greatest adversity.  That seeming theme is inferred as Spider One notes, “Born into giving in/Taught only listening/Are you afraid to be your own enemy/Thank you, surrender please/Are you afraid to be your own enemy/On broke and bloody knees?”  This seems pretty much to the point.  This is someone asking, “are you afraid to be something that you’re told not to be?”  He goes on to note, “No, that ain’t me/That ain’t me/Non white flags/I’ve had enough/no giving in/No giving up/No white flags/It’s my war/No taking names, no keeping score/No white flags.”  From there the song’s subject points out the “threat” by the powers that be and the defiance to that threat.  Overall, it is a powerful statement.  When it is considered with, again, that aforementioned arrangement, the song in whole is strengthened even more.  That’s because considering the defiance in the song’s lyrical theme, one would think that the song’s musical arrangement would be more fiery, yet it isn’t.  Even though it isn’t more fiery, it is still heavy because it presents someone lost in deep emotional thought about the situation.  Keeping that in mind, it proves in whole to be definitely another of the album’s most notable entries, and even more proof of why New Wave is worth at least one listen.  It still is not the last of the songs that serves to support that statement.  ‘Get A Life’ is yet more proof of what makes this record worth hearing.

‘Get A Life’ stands out because it is perhaps the closest that this record gets to PM5K’s older material at least in terms of its musical arrangement.  The keyboards, drums and guitars join with Spider One’s vocal delivery to create a whole that will easily take audiences back to the days of ‘When Worlds Collide’ and other classic PM5K songs.  In regards to the song’s lyrical content, it would seem to present another commentary, this time about people’s obsessions with anything and everything other than their own lives.  This is inferred right from the song’s lead verse, which notes, “Well you can chase the rat or you can chase the tail/We love the latest fashions/We love the latest trends/they keep us all distracted while we all pretend/To get a life.”  The song goes on to state, “Well they can make you sweat/They can make you bleed/Too late, it’s not just scenery/You’re part of the machine/So take another picture and send it to your friends/Show them what they’re missing/While you still pretend/To get a life.”  This is pretty straight forward.  “You’re part of the machinery…take another picture and send it to your friends/Show them what they’re missing/While you still pretend to get a life” is a commentary on how we as people have lost our individuality (perhaps even sacrificed it) because of our obsession with social media and competing with one another’s lives, trying to one up one another.  From there, Spider One repeats many more times, the phrase, “Get a life” as a means to drive home the point that we need to…well…get a life.  We need to reclaim our individuality and not be part of the machine created by social media and that obsession with celebrity.  We need to have our own lives rather than trying to live vicariously through others.  It’s a strong statement that definitely hits home.  When it is coupled with the song’s driving musical arrangement, the two elements join to show why the song in whole is yet more proof of why New Wave deserves at least one listen.  When it is joined with the other songs noted here (and those not directly mentioned), the whole of the record turns out to be a presentation that deserves at least one listen regardless of audiences’ familiarity with the band and its catalog.

Powerman 5000’s latest full-length studio recording New Wave is an interesting new offering from the veteran hard rock band.  Since its release late last year, it has proven to be a divisive record, with opinions carrying from love to hate to even in-between.  Love it or hate it, it is still a record that deserves at least one listen as is proven through the sociopolitically charged nu-metal opus ‘Die On Your Feet.’  The musical and lyrical depth of ‘No White Flags’ supports that statement even more, considering how much it stands out from the rest of the album’s entries.  Much the same can be said of ‘Get A Life,’ with its biting social commentary and familiar musical arrangement.  When those songs are considered together and with the rest of the record’s songs, the whole of the album proves to be a record that regardless of love or hate, listeners will agree deserves at least a chance.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Powerman 5000’s new single, tour schedule and more is available online now at:

Websitehttp://www.powerman5000.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/officialpowerman5000

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/therealpm5k

 

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Nonpoint Announces New Tour Schedule

Courtesy: Spinefarm Records

Veteran hard rock band Nonpoint has announced a new tour schedule.

The tour, which is in support of the band’s forthcoming album X — because it will be the band’s 10th full-length studio recording — is scheduled to launch August 21 in Lexington, Kentucky and to run through September 19 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Along with the noted opening and closing dates, the tour schedule also includes scheduled dates in Jacksonville, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; hartford, Connecticut and other cities.  The band’s label mates in He Is Legend will serve as support on the tour.  Its schedule is in support of its most recent album, 2017’s Few.

Nonpoint recently debuted two songs from X in anticipation of the album’s release.  Both songs — ‘Chaos & Earthquakes‘ and ‘Dodge Your Destiny‘ — are streaming now, as is He Is Legend’s latest single ‘Sand.’ Pre-orders for X are open now.

The bands’ tour schedule is noted below.

NONPOINT
With He Is Legend + Letters From the Fire:

8/21: Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
8/23: Ft. Myers, FL @ The Ranch
8/24: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
8/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
8/26: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
8/28: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/29: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
8/31: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/2: Lynchburg, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Fest
9/6: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
9/7: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
9/8: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/11: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
9/14: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
9/15: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
9/16: Easton, PA @ One Center Square
9/19: Nashville, TN @ The Cowan

More information on Nonpoint’s new tour dates, videos, album and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.nonpoint.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nonpointworld

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nonpoint

 

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Good Charlotte Debuts ‘Shadowboxer’ Video; Announces New Live Schedule

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Good Charlotte debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for ‘Shadowboxer‘ July 12. The dark, moody video is meant to illustrate the song’s lyrical theme of people looking at themselves, dealing with the issue of mental health and the stigma attached to said issue.

‘Shadowboxer’ is taken from Good Charlotte’s forthcoming seventh full-length studio recording Generation Rx, which is currently scheduled to be released September 14 via a partnership with the band’s MDDN Label and BMG Music.  Pre-orders are open now.

Following the album’s release, the band will launch a tour in support of the new release.  The tour is currently scheduled to launch October 12 in Mexico City, Mexico and to run through November 24 in Las Vegas, NV.

From there, the band will take the holiday season off to rest and recharge before heading overseas for a series of European dates, starting February 1 in Zurich, Switzerland.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
October 12, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico – Open Air ACMX
October 13, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna
October 16, 2018 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
October 17, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
October 19, 2018 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 20, 2018 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
October 21, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 25, 2018 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 26, 2018 – Montreal, QC – MTelus
October 27, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
November 02, 2018  – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
November 03, 2018 – Grand Rapids, MI – Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
November 12, 2018 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
November 14, 2018 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
November 16, 2018 – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms
Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates
February 01, 2019 – Zürich, Switzerland – X-Tra
February 03, 2019 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
February 05, 2019 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
February 07, 2019 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
February 08, 2019 – Paris, France – Zenith
February 09, 2019 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
February 13, 2019 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
February 16, 2019 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
February 20, 2019 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace

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