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Hollywood Undead + Falling in Reverse Team for Spring 2013 North American Trek

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) Hollywood Undead are racking up the miles this spring, just tacking on another leg of dates that will take them through the end of May. For those keeping track, this will be their third leg of North American dates in support of the ‘ Notes From the Underground ‘ album. For the new shows, which begin April 17 in Pharr, Texas, the band will be joined by Falling in Reverse . This latest leg concludes May 25 in Louisville, Ky. Hollywood Undead also recently announced a March run that kicks off in Reno, Nev., on March 4 and concludes in Providence, R.I., on March 27. On that tour, support will be split with Dance Gavin Dance opening the first four dates of the tour and Abandon All Ships appearing on a majority of the remainder of the run. Hollywood Undead’s first tour in support of the album came in January, right after the disc was released, and fans sold out every date on the Underground trek. Falling in Reverse, meanwhile, are still touring strong behind their 2011 debut, ‘The Drug in Me Is You.’ Hollywood Undead Tour With Dance Gavin Dance + Abandon All Ships 3/4 — Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/6 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/7 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory Concert House* 3/8 — Portland, Ore. — Roseland Theater* 3/9 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theater** 3/11 — Calgary, Alberta — MacEwan Hall Ballroom** 3/12 — Edmonton, Alberta — Starlite Room** 3/13 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Odeon Events Centre** 3/15 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Garrick Event Center** 3/16 — Fargo, N.D. — The Venue @ The Hub 3/19 — London, Ontario — London Concert Theatre** 3/20 — Toronto, Ontario — The Phoenix Concert Theatre** 3/21 — Guelph, Ontario – Guelph Concert Theatre** 3/23 — Jonquiere, Quebec – Theatre Palace Arvida** 3/24 — Quebec City, Quebec- Imperial de Quebec** 3/25 — Laval, – Marcellin-Champagnat** 3/27 — Providence, R.I. — Fete (Ballroom) * w/ Dance Gavin Dance?** w/ Abandon All Ships Hollywood Undead Tour With Falling in Reverse 4/17 — Pharr, Texas — Pharr Event Center 4/19 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live 4/21 — Lubbock, Texas — Lonestar Ampitheatre 4/23 — Austin, Texas — Emo’s East 4/24 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls 4/25 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theatre 5/1 — Panama City Beach, Fla. — Club La Vela 5/3 — Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29 5/4 — Nashville, Tenn. — Marathon Music Works 5/9 — Madison, Wis. — Orpheum Theatre 5/10 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — Sioux Falls Expo Center 5/14 — La Crosse, Wis. — South Hall @ La Crosse Center 5/15 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Orbit Room 5/18 — Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Pierre’s 5/19 — Lancaster, Pa. — Chameleon Club 5/21 — Clifton Park, N.Y. — Upstate Concert Hall 5/22 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theatre 5/24 — Rochester, N.Y. — Main Street Armory 5/25 — Louisville, Ky. — Expo 5 [button href=”” title=”Next: Hollywood Undead’s ‘We Are’ Inspired by America’s Youth” align=”center”]

Hollywood Undead Announce New Run of 2013 North American Tour Dates

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Hollywood Undead got a jump on 2013 by releasing their ‘ Notes From the Underground ‘ album early in the year. They followed that with a quickie tour around North American supporting the effort, but rest assured that the January run was not the only dates they’ll play stateside this year. The band just announced a new leg of dates launching March 4 in Reno and running through March 27 in Providence. The band will have Dance Gavin Dance and Abandon All Ships supporting on select dates. Dance Gavin Dance will play the first four stops of the trek in Reno, Boise, Spokane and Portland before giving way to Abandon All Ships, who will open on a majority of the remaining dates. Hollywood Undead are promoting their ‘Notes From the Underground’ album, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart in early January. The disc has already spawned the hit single, ‘ We Are .’ For ticket and VIP package offers, be sure to check their official website here . Hollywood Undead March 2013 North American Tour Dates: 3/4 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory Concert House 3/6 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory Concert House 3/7 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory Concert House 3/8 — Portland, Ore. — Roseland Theater 3/9 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theater 3/11 — Calgary, Alberta — MacEwan Hall Ballroom 3/12 — Edmonton, Alberta — Starlite Room 3/13 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Odeon Events Centre 3/15 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Garrick Event Center 3/16 — Fargo, N.D. — The Venue @ The Hub 3/19 — London, Ontario — London Concert Theatre 3/20 — Toronto, Ontario — The Phoenix Concert Theatre 3/21 — Guelph, Ontario — Guelph Concert Theatre 3/23 — Jonquiere, Quebec — Theatre Palace Arvida 3/24 — Quebec City, Quebec – Imperial de Quebec 3/25 — Laval, Quebec — Marcellin-Champagnat 3/27 — Providence, R.I. — Fete (Ballroom) [button href=”” title=”Next: Johnny 3 Tears on Hollywood Undead’s New Album” align=”center”]

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Announces Dates for 2013 Solo East Coast Tour

Mary Ouellette, Godsmack may be taking some time off , but that doesn’t mean that Sully Erna is slowing down any. The vocalist has just announced six new East Coast solo shows where he’ll continue to promote his ‘Avalon’ solo album. The trek launches March 22 at Atlantic City’s House of Blues and the performances are expected to not only include material from Erna’s solo album, but also tracks from throughout his career. The singer, who was inspired by ’90s world fusion band Dead Can Dance, recruited the band’s percussionist, Niall Gregory, to join his solo outfit. The group also features Erna’s friend and past Godsmack guest vocalist Lisa Guyer. Erna has shown his fondness for the solo effort, continuing to promote it while balancing his Godsmack schedule and going so far as to issue a limited edition five-DVD box set that includes a full live performance of the album. In addition to the wealth of extras associated with the box set, there were also five “golden tickets” that were spread amongst the limited edition releases. Each of the tickets provided the owner to join Erna on a luxury trip to either Napa, Boston, New York, Las Vegas or Catalina Island (aka Avalon). Fans can also enter to win other Erna prizes without having to purchase the box set by visiting the singer’s ‘Avalon’ website here . Check out the full list of Erna’s tour dates below. Tickets for the trek may be purchased here. Sully Erna 2013 East Coast Tour: 3/22 — Atlantic City, N.J. — House of Blues 3/23 — Huntington, N.Y. — The Paramount 3/24 — Uncasville, Ct. — Mohegan Sun 4/5 — Hampton Beach, N.H. — Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 4/6 — Verona, N.Y. — Turning Stone Resort Casino 4/13 — Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Niagara Casino and Hotel [button href=”” title=”Next: Godsmack – Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”]

Nonpoint Unveil 2013 Tour Dates With Candlelight Red and Digital Summer

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Nonpoint recently wrapped up a U.S. tour with Taproot, but they’ve just announced a 2013 winter trek with support from Candlelight Red and Digital Summer . Nonpoint are hitting their road in support of their self-titled seventh studio album. Their lead single off the record, ‘Left For You’ continues to heat up radio charts since its release earlier this year. Candlelight Red are headed out to promote their ‘Demons’ EP, which was produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose . Digital Summer are no strangers to touring with Nonpoint since they also served as support on their 2012 tour with Taproot. They are also touring in support of their album ‘Breaking Point.’ The band’s track ‘Forget You’ features another Sevendust member, guitarist Clint Lowery . The tour kicks off on Jan 18 in Illinois and wraps up Feb. 17 in Georgia. Nonpoint also have a one off date with P.O.D. on March 13 in Augusta, Ga. Check out the full list of cities and dates below. Nonpoint 2013 Tour Dates W/Candlelight Red and Digital Summer: 1/18 — St Charles, Ill. River –Rock House 1/19 — Rochester, Minn. — The Wicked Moose 1/20 — Fargo, N.D. — House Of Rock 2 The Hub 1/22 — Minot, N.D. — Original bar & Nightclub 1/23 — Mandan N.D. — O.N.E 1/24 — Casper, Wy. — The Place 1/25 — Denver, Colo. — Marquis Theater 1/26 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Black Sheep 1/27 — Cheyenne, Wy. — Atlas Theater 1/28 — Grand Junction, Colo. — Mesa Theater and Club 1/29 — Salt Lake City, Utah — In The Venue 1/30 — Billings, Mo. Manny’s 1/31 — Missoula, Mo. The Palace Lounge 2/1 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory 2/2 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory 2/3 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon 2/5 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace Of Spades 2/6 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory 2/8 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Vinyl @ The Hard Rock Hotel 2/9 — West Hollywood, Calif. The Roxy Theater 2/10 — Scottsdale, Ariz. — Pub Rock Live 2/11 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls 2/12 — Abilene, Texas — The Lucky Mule 2/13 — Denton, Texas — Rocking Rodeo 2/15 — Shreveport, La. — The Riverside 2/16 — Destin, Fla. — Club LA 2/17 — Savannah, Ga. — Wild Wing Cafe Nonpoint With P.O.D.: 3/13 — Augusta, Ga. — The Country Club Dance Hall [button href=”” title=”Check Out Photos of Nonpoint Performing in New York City” align=”center”]

Corey Taylor Recalls Fantasy of Menage-a-Trois With Lita Ford and Doro Pesch / Mary Ouellette, / It’s not uncommon for teen boys to start fantasizing about beautiful and famous women, and Slipknot / Stone Sour singer  Corey Taylor  reveals that his adolescence was filled with fantasies about ’80s metal goddesses Lita Ford and Doro Pesch . Taylor says that while Joan Jett was hot, he wasn’t quite at the age yet where his fascination with women was such a major part of his life during her heyday. Instead, his love of metal introduced him to the blonde bombshells Lita Ford and Doro Pesch. He tells Armed Forces Network’s Russell Toof the following: “I had this amazing dream about being in a ménage-a-trois with Lita Ford and Doro Pesch, only because they had that great cover in ‘Ripped’ magazine which I used to collect. They had a big pullout poster that was on my wall forever. They were just the hottest women that I’d seen in my life. So that was my [crush].” Taylor also took time to address his comments about potentially pursuing a dance album and reaching out to Justin Bieber for a performance . The vocalist says that some of the commentary was meant in fun, as he admits, “I just love messing with the fans.” However, the attempt to reach out to Bieber for a one-off collaboration at his book event for an acoustic version of the ‘Psychosocial Baby’ was legit and something he thought would be fun even though it didn’t pan out. While he didn’t foresee it going anywhere beyond that, Taylor says, “The funny thing is if he came to me, I’d be all about it. I don’t even care. Because it’s not about what people think at the end of the day. It’s about what you want to do. And trust me, I’ve turned down weirder gigs to be honest.” As for the dance record, that was something that was just in fun that evolved into something much bigger during Twitter conversations with fans. That being said, Taylor adds, “At this point man, anything’s possible. Who am I to not want to make music? It doesn’t matter what kind it is. I would love to do a tune with Prince or Willie Nelson . That to me is the true representation of being a lover of music and not caring about your q points and all that crap, so, hey, you never know, right?” He also addressed pulling double-duty with Slipknot and Stone Sour at Ozzfest Japan next year, explaining, “Obviously I can’t do it all in one night or I’d kill myself, but you know having Slipknot headline an Ozzfest gig, that’s an honor and it makes me proud of what we’ve accomplished and whatnot and then to turn around the next night and basically have Stone Sour open for Black Sabbath , I mean that’s pretty damn sweet. I have no complaints at this point in my life.” To hear more of Taylor’s interview, in which he also discusses reaction to Stone Sour’s ‘House of Gold & Bones Pt. 1′ being named one of Loudwire’s 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012 , his favorite TV theme songs and his relationships with Seether and Halestorm , click play below: Listen to AFN’s Russell Toof Interviewing Corey Taylor [button href=”” title=”Next: Corey Taylor Eyes Movie Adaptations of Stone Sour Albums” align=”center”]

Duff McKagan Offers Advice for Band Survival on the Road

Kevin Winter, Getty Images It’s great to jam out with your buddies, but you really find out a lot about a person when you spend every waking hour with them on the road and even the best of friends can start irritating each other. Luckily, Duff McKagan , who knows a thing or two about performing with some rather unique personalities, has offered a few tips for survival on the road in his latest Seattle Weekly column. McKagan, who has been part of combustible acts like Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver , says in introducing his 10-point list, “There is definitely an art to the dance that is being in a band. All kinds of crap can happen if band members let some of the following things go unattended. As an aside, it is healthy for a band’s creative juices to have a bit of a rub within the band. The release of tension onstage can be magical.” With that said, McKagan’s guide to surviving in a touring band is as follows: 1. Don’t be a dick. Yes. That simple. 2. Get used to having little to no personal space for weeks at a time. A tour bus or a van, and traveling through airports together, can be small enough, but add small backstage dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, and studio control and you have the condition for someone in your band to blow their top. 3. Personal hygiene. (see #2) 4. Respect off-limits places. For example, when you draw the curtains to your bunk on the bus, no one should be allowed to f— with you. No punching in the dick, even. Each others’ girlfriends/wives/husbands/boyfriends are also off-limits. 5. Share everything. Clothes, chocolate, drugs, whatever. If it’s expendable, it is a “band” item. 6. Hug it out. Being in a band is the best place I can think of to be as up-front as possible. If you let something stew, it’ll grow into a mountain of nonsensical black mud in no time. 7. Read books and keep informed. The conversation can get old if you don’t have some good new topics to bring to the table. Gossip and c–k-talk only go so far. 8. Keep in touch with Mama Kin. Yes, definitely phone home and text as much as possible. It keeps one a bit sane, and leaves one with at least a modicum of a cornerstone. 9. Write a riff. Keep bringing fresh ideas to your band. 10. Don’t poo in the same room that someone else is eating in. Unless of course said eater gives the “poo OK.” If a “poo OK” is granted, you have a band that will NEVER break up! These days, McKagan has more control over how things play out as a touring member and leader of Duff McKagan’s Loaded . The bassist has also become a well-respected columnist, and an archive of his Seattle Weekly pieces can be viewed here . [button href=”” title=”Next: Duff McKagan’s Loaded Unveil ‘The Taking’ Film in Vignettes” align=”center”]

The Devil Wears Prada, ‘Mammoth’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Photo by Zac Fisher The Devil Wears Prada ‘s new single ’Mammoth’ is one of the most powerful songs off the band’s critically acclaimed 2011 album ‘Dead Throne,’ and now Loudwire is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the tune’s equally powerful music video (watch below). The video offers a visual contrast, as the clip opens with a joyful infant inside an open wooden coffin. As the camera opens to wider shots we see the coffin moving in mid-air in a contradicting world. Below there are fields of green, beautiful nature scenes and a ground lit by a sunny day. Above, ominous clouds hover over the child. As the video continues, that joyful infant grows into a young boy and eventually a elderly man, but the expression on his face has grown solemn, mirroring the intensity of the track and the skies above. The Devil Wears Prada themselves are also featured in the video, as Mike Hranica and Jeremy DePoyster deliver their vocals in silhouette against the backdrop of the burned out sky while the other band members pound away on their instruments. Not only is ‘Mammoth’ featured on the album ‘ Dead Throne ,’ it also has become a favorite at live shows and appears on the band’s ‘ Dead & Alive ‘ concert disc. At present, the Devil Wears Prada are catching a break in the schedule after a successful summer on the Mayhem Festival . The group will pick up their instruments again Oct. 18 when they launch a European trek that will keep them on the road through late November. Watch The Devil Wears Prada’s ‘Mammoth’ Video [Exclusive Premiere] [button href=”” title=”Next: The Devil Wears Prada Talk ‘Dead Throne’ + Dance Parties” align=”center”]

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