Korn Unveils New Video; Announces New Tour Schedule

KORN pictured l to r is Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, Jonathan Davis, Brian "Head" Welch, Ray Luzier and James "Munky" Shaffer

Photo Credit: Dean Karr

Korn will release its new album this fall.

The band announced this week that it will release The Serenity of Suffering on Friday, October 21st via Roadrunner Records.  The record is the album’s twelfth full-length studio recording and features a guest appearance by Slipknot front man Corey Taylor.  The record is the band’s third for Roadrunner Records.  The band also released 2010’s Korn III Remember Who You Are and 2011’s The Path of Totality via Roadrunner Records.  Pre-orders for the album are open now here.

In anticipation of the album’s release the band has unveiled the video for the album’s lead single ‘Rotting in Vain’ this week via RollingStone.com.  It features Son of Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan and can be viewed online now here.  Front man Jonathan Davis explained the concept behind the song in a recent interview noting that it is “about being in that black place, being in situations that I don’t like in life–be it relationships, or feeling when you’re stuck and you’re just being abused or you don’t like where you’re at, and you just sit there and rot.”  He went on to explain that the song came from the years that it takes to figure a way out while still battling those feelings.  “It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That’s where ‘Rotting in Vain’ came from. I’m just sitting there, fucking dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That’s the vibe that inspired the song,” he said.

Korn is currently touring in support of its upcoming album.  It launched a co-headlining tour this week alongside Rob Zombie.  In This Moment is joining the bands as a special guest on the tour, which currently runs through September 3rd.  After that the band will take some time to rest before heading back out on the road again on September 24th alongside Breaking Benjamin for another co-headlining tour dubbed the “Nocturnal Underground Tour.”  Motionless in White and Silver Snakes will join the bands as special guests on the tour.  Korn also has performances at the Louder Than Life Festival and Aftershock Festival scheduled for October.  Those dates and Korn’s complete tour schedule are noted below.

 

KORN’s complete U.S. tour routing for 2016 is:

 

Co-headlining with Rob Zombie
Fri 7/22 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Sat 7/23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sun 7/24 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Tue 7/26 Nampa (Boise), ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
Wed 7/27 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Fri 7/29 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat 7/30 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Tue 8/2 Austin, TX Austin 360 Amphitheater
Wed 8/3 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Thu 8/4 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/6 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sun 8/7 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Tue 8/9 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Wed 8/10 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Sat 8/20 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (without Rob Zombie)
Sun 8/21 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 8/23 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed 8/24 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Thu 8/25 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 8/27 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Sun 8/28 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Tue 8/30 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu 9/1 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Fri 9/2 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Sat 9/3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Co-headlining with Breaking Benjamin
Sat 9/24 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
Sun 9/25 Omaha, NE Baxter Arena
Tue 9/27 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
Wed 9/28 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Festival Appearances
Sat 10/1 Madison, WI JJO Sonic Boom
Sun 10/2 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life
Co-headlining with Breaking Benjamin
Wed 10/5 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Fri 10/7 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sat 10/8 Southaven, MS Landers Center
Sun 10/9 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Tue 10/11 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Wed 10/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Thu 10/13 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 10/15 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
Sun 10/16 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Tue 10/18 Topeka, KS Landon Arena
Wed 10/19 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena
Festival Appearance
Sat 10/22 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

 

 

More information on Korn’s new album, tour schedule and more is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://official.korn.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/korn

 

 

 

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Mipso Announces Fall Headlining Tour Schedule

Courtesy:  Robust Records

Courtesy: Robust Records

Mipso is heading out the road.

The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based indie-folk outfit announced today that it will launch a new series of live, headlining dates beginning October 7th in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The newly announced, eight-week tour includes stops in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Asheville, North Carolina, and a number of other sites.  The tour is in support of the band’s most recent record, 2015’s Old Time Reverie and follows the band’s current tour which runs from July 28th to September 18th.  The band’s current, full tour schedule is noted below.

 

7/28 – 7/31 Ossipee Valley Music Festival Cornish, ME
7/30 Susie’s Cause Bluegrass-Folk Festival Cockeysville, MD
8/6 Appalachian Summer Fest Boone, NC
8/13 New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY
8/26 Lincoln Theatre w/ Look Homeward Raleigh, NC
8/26 – 8/27 Jam in the Trees @ Pisgah Brewery Black Mountain, NC
9/3 – 9/4 Appaloosa Roots Music Festival Front Royal, VA
9/7 Tractor Tavern w/ Sam Lewis Seattle, WA
9/8 The Alberta Rose Theatre w/ Sam Lewis Portland, OR
9/9 – 9/11 Sisters Folk Festival Sisters, OR
9/11 HiFi Music Hall w/ Sam Lewis Eugene, OR
9/15 The Spinning Jenny w/ Brooks Dixon  
9/16 – 9/18 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, VA
10/7 Carolina Theatre w/ Silver City Bound Greensboro, NC
10/14 Neighborhood Theatre w/ Honeydew Drops Charlotte, NC
10/26 Capital Ale House w/ Sam Lewis Richmond, VA
10/28 World Cafe Live – Upstairs w/ Sam Lewis Philadelphia, PA
10/29 The Hamilton w/ Sam Lewis Washington, DC
10/30 Creative Alliance at The Patterson Baltimore, MD
11/3 One Longfellow Square w/ Lula Wiles Portland, ME
11/4 Red Room @ Cafe 939 w/ Lula Wiles Boston, MA
11/5 Rough Trade w/ Lula Wiles Brooklyn, NY
11/11 Riverhawk Music Festival Brooksville, FL
11/18 Rives Theatre Martinsville, VA
11/19 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
11/29 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
11/30 City Winery Chicago, IL
12/2 Stoughton Opera House Stoughton, WI

 

 

More dates are expected to be announced for the band’s tour.  Audiences can keep up with those updates online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.mipsomusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/mipsomusic

 

 

 

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Through Fire Announces New Live Dates

Photo Credit: Christopher Tierney

Photo Credit: Christopher Tierney

Through Fire has announced a new slate of live dates.

The up and coming hard rock act announced this week that it will join Sick Puppies on tour this fall beginning September 18th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The 11-date run is in support of the band’s latest release Breathe and will follow its upcoming tour with Nonpoint.  That tour launches next Saturday, July 30th in South Bend, Indiana and runs through August 10th in Newport, Minnesota.  Through Fire’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

Upcoming shows:

(with Nonpoint July 30-August 10)

Jul 30 South Bend IN Club Fever

Jul 31 Springfield IL Boondocks

Aug 02 Waterloo IA Spicolis

Aug 03 Merriam KS Aftershock

Aug 04 Evansville IN KC’s B&G

Aug 05 Flint MI Machine Shop

Aug 06 Arlington Heights Il Home Bar

Aug 07 Columbia MO Blue Note

Aug 09 Des Moines IA Woolys

Aug 10 Newport MN Opinion Brewing

(with Sick Puppies Sept 18-Oct 5)

Sep 18 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA

Sep 19 A&R Music bar Columbus, OH

Sep 21 Druid City Music Hall Tuscaloosa, AL

Sep 22 Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Sep 25 Trees Dallas, TX

Sep 26 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS

Sep 27 The District Sioux Falls, SD

Sep 29 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA

Sep 30 Pop’s Nightclub Saint Louis, MO

Oct 03 Route 20 Outhouse Racine, WI

Oct 05 District Rockford, IL

 

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Breathe was released Friday, July 1st via Sumerian Records.  It debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart.  The album’s lead single ‘Stronger’ hit the top spot on iTunes and on Sirius XM’s Octane.  Audiences can see the video for ‘Stronger’ online now here.  More information on Through Fire’s new tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://throughfiremusic.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tfiremusic

 

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Michael Franti And Spearhead Release Updated Video For ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today)’

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Photo Credit: Chelsea Klette

Michael Franti and Spearhead re-issued this week the powerful video for its song ‘Same As It Ever Was (It Starts Today).’

The video was re-worked to include footage of recent high profile cases involving police shootings and also features the song’s lyrics along with footage of Franti walking an anonymous city’s dimly-lit streets.  Franti sat down recently with Billboard to discuss the song and its new video.  While there he held an intimate acoustic performance of the song that can be seen here.  Since neither Franti nor the reporter was hooked to a mic, audiences will have to turn up the volume in order to hear them.  The newly re-worked music video meanwhile can be seen via Franti’s official YouTube channel.

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

Michael Franti and Spearhead is currently touring in support of the group’s new full-length studio recording Soulrocker.  The band will be in Nashville, Tennessee tonight and Louisville, Kentucky tomorrow.  The group’s tour currently runs through September 18th in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  The group’s full tour schedule is noted below.

 

Here are the in-progress dates for MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD on tour.

 

DATE                         CITY                                       VENUE

~~Fri 7/22 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
~~Sat 7/23 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater
~~Sun 7/24 Columbus, OH Express Live!
~~Tue 7/26 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brewing Company
~~Wed 7/27 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
Fri 7/29 Kaslo, BC Kaslo Jazz Festival
*Wed 8/3 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
Thu 8/4 Mammoth Lakes, CA Mammoth Festival
**Fri 8/5 Flagstaff, AZ Pepsi Amphitheater
**Sat 8/6 Durango, CO Three Springs
**Sun 8/7 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 8/9 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
**Thu 8/11 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
**Fri 8/12 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Sat 8/13 Tamarack, ID The Huckleberry Jam
**Tue 8/16 Missoula, MT Big Sky Brewing Company
**Wed 8/17 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
**Fri 8/19 Lake Tahoe, NV MontBleu Resort & Casino
Sat 8/20 Lincoln, CA Thunder Vibes
**Sun 8/21 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
**Tue 8/23 Rohnert Park, CA Sonoma Mountain Village
~Wed 8/24 Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley Fair
**Thu 8/25 San Luis Obispo, CA Avila Beach Resort
**Fri 8/26 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 8/27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
!Sun 8/28 Santa Fe, NM The Santa Fe Opera House
Fri 9/2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Sat 9/3 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
Sun 9/4 Arcata, CA Van Duzer Theatre
Sept 15-18 Victoria, BC Rifflandia

* w/ G. Love & Special Sauce

** w/ Zella Day

~ w/ Iration

~~ w/ Marc Scibilia

! w/ Lila Downs

 

 

More information on Michael Franti and Spearhead’s new video is available online now along with all of the band’s new tour dates, news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.michaelfranti.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/michaelfranti

 

 

 

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The Cult Announces New Live Dates With Guns N’ Roses, New Headlining Dates

Courtesy: Cooking Vinyl

Courtesy: Cooking Vinyl

The Cult is joining Guns N’ Roses for a handful of shows this summer.

The newly announced dates are part of the band’s current “Alive In The Hidden City: North America 2016 Tour.”  The dates in question are July 27th in Atlanta, Georgia, July 29th in Orlando, Florida, July 31st in New Orleans, LA, and August 3rd in Arlington, Texas.  The dates, and the band’s headlining shows, are in support of the band’s latest full-length studio recording Hidden City, its tenth full-length studio recording.  The album was released February 16th, 2016.  It completes the band’s trilogy of albums that began in 2007 with Born Into This and continued in 2012 with Choice of Weapon.  It has already generated three singles: ‘Hinterland,’ ‘Dark Energy,’ and ‘Deeply Ordered Chaos.’

Front man and founding member Ian Astbury discussed the album’s lead single ‘Hinterland’ in a recent interview with Billboard.com.  He noted of the single, “‘Hinterland’ is a place both real and imagined, a hidden city symbolic of a new Rome. Through the eyes of several witnesses we observe a young woman as she realizes her enlightened self in a dystopian dream world. ‘Hinterland’ is filled with symbolism, reflecting a new aeon in the shift of human consciousness as we realign with our planet’s natural rhythms.”

The videos for ‘Hinterland,’ and ‘Deeply Ordered Chaos’ can be viewed online now along with the video for ‘G.O.A.T.’  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

THE CULT with Guns N’ Roses:

Wed 7/27 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Fri 7/29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
Sun 7/31 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Wed 8/3 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium

 

THE CULT headlining dates:

Tue 8/2 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
Fri 9/16 Hampton Beach, NH Casino Ballroom
Sat 9/17 Chester, PA Talen Energy Stadium
Sun 9/18 Norfolk, VA Norva
Tue 9/20 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Wed 9/21 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
Sat 9/24 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
Tue 9/27 Wichita, KS Cotillion Ballroom
Thur 9/29 Kansas City, MO Harrah’s/Voodoo Lounge
Fri 9/30 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
Sat 10/1 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
Tue 10/4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Wed 10/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Fri 10/7 Fresno, AZ Paul Paul Theater at Fresno Fair
Sat 10/8 Primm, NV Star of the Desert Arena

 

 

More information on The Cult’s new tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.thecult.us

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialcult

 

 

 

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Eagle Rock Entertainment Announces New Deep Purple Live Recording

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing yet another new live Deep Purple recording this summer.

Deep Purple: Live at the NEC will be released Friday, August 26th.  It will be available on DVD ($14.99) and digital formats.  Originally recorded on September 14th, 2002 the hour and forty-nine minute concert was meant to pay tribute to founding member and keyboardist Jon Lord.  That is because earlier the same year, Lord had announced his retirement from the band.  After his announcement the band enlisted the help of Don Airey, who also joined the band at the concert along with Lord.  Airey served as principal keyboardist throughout the course of the concert.  Though, Lord made a very special appearance on ‘Perfect Strangers.’  The concert featured the lineup of Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, and Don Airey.  The set list features a number of the band’s biggest hits including: ‘Highway Star,’ ‘Smoke on the Water,’ ‘Woman From Tokyo,’ ‘Space Truckin’,’ ‘Speed King,’ ‘Lazy,’ ‘Hush,’ and many others.  The concert’s full set list is noted below.  Along with its main feature, the DVD also features interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover as bonus material.

 

TRACK LISTING

1) Fireball

2) Woman From Tokyo

3) Mary Long

4) Ted The Mechanic

5) Lazy

6) The Well Dressed Guitar

7) When A Blind Man Cries

8) Space Truckin’

9) Keyboard Solo

10) Perfect Strangers

11) Speed King

12) Guitar Solo

13) Smoke On The Water

14) Hush

15) Black Night

16) Highway Star

 

Along with the release of Live at the NEC, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release two other Deep Purple concerts—Total Abandon and Bombay Calling—exclusively in digital platforms the same day.  More information on Live at the NEC is available online now along with all of Deep Purple’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.deeppurple-nowwhat.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/_DeepPurple

 

More information on this and other titles from Eagle Rock Entertainment is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.eagle-rock.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/EagleRockNews

 

 

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Temple Of The Dog Reunites; Announces Tour, LP Re-Issue

Courtesy: UMe

Courtesy: UMe

Temple of the Dog is officially returning.

The rock super group—Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)—announced this week that it has reunited and will tour together for the first time ever.  The group also announced that it will re-issue its self-titled 1991 record this fall to mark the 25th anniversary of its release.  The album will be re-issued Friday, September 30th via UMe.  It will be available in four different formats—four-disc Super Deluxe Edition, double LP vinyl, two-disc Deluxe Edition CD set, and standard single-disc platform.  Pre-orders for physicals are open now.  They can be placed here.  Each pre-order includes a detailed list of the contents of each presentation.

The band’s tour launches November 4th and currently spans only five cities—Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle—winding down on November 20th.  Pre-sale tickets are  currently open for fans signed up with Pearl Jam’s official fan club, Ten Club, and to the e-mail lists of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell.  Fan pre-sales end next Wednesday, July 27th.  General public ticket sales begin at 12pm local time next Friday, July 29th.  $1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.  An additional $1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.

Temple of the Dog originally rose from the remnants of Mother Love Bone.  That band ended after then front man Andrew Wood died from a drug overdose.  Wood was, coincidentally, Cornell’s room mate and close friend.  After Wood’s passing Cornell went on to write the songs ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ and ‘Reach Down’ in order to process his grief.  Those songs would also go on to be included in Temple of the Dog’s sole album.  Eventually Gossard and Ament, two of the original members of Mother Love Bone, added Mike McCready to the band’s lineup, who was then followed by Cameron on drums.  The resultant album, according to TOTD’s members, was originally not meant for commercial release.  As Cornell recalls of the album, “Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made.”  When the band crafted ‘Hunger Strike’ Cornell felt that the song needed a duet.  Enter Eddie Vedder, who would eventually go on to front Pearl Jam.  The song would go on to be the band’s biggest hit and would peak at #4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart.

Temple of the Dog did have a very limited number of shows in November and December of 1990.  The band’s upcoming shows this fall mark the first time since those shows that the band has ever toured together.  There was a performance in 2015 in which Cornell joined his former TOTD band mates for a performance of ‘Reach Down’ and ‘Call Me A Dog’ at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.  In 2014 Cornell also joined the band for a performance at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin.  More information on Temple of the Dog’s upcoming concerts and album re-issue is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/TempleofTheDog.

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