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Diamond Head To Tour The U.S. With First-Ever Festival Appearances

One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August.



One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band – led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler – will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19-25, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs.

Tatler adds, “Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album Diamond Head along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time and Canterbury’.”

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians – especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenage Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times – on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release – 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career – as evidenced by Classic Rock Magazine saying, “It just fuckin’ rocks in glorious timeless fashion” and Metal Hammer simply adding, “This is rather excellent.”

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage.

“We are really looking forward to Rocklahoma which will be our largest U.S. festival to date,” says vocalist Rasmus Andersen. “We hope to see and meet loads of fans on our shows between the 17th and 27th of May. We will be playing songs from our new album and classic catalog along with one or two surprises for the hardcore fans.”

Diamond Head US Tour 2017:

W 5/17 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Th 5/18 Indianapolis, IN The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
F 5/19 Rock Island, IL RIBCO
S 5/20 Chicago, IL Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint
Su 5/21 Savage, MN Neisens w/Ross The Boss
M 5/22 Joliet, IL The Forge
T 5/23 Newport, KY Southgate House
Th 5/25 Springfield, MO Nathan P Murphy’s
S 5/27 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma Festival
S 8/19 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
W 8/23 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballrooms
Th 8/25 Seattle, WA El Corazon

Additional dates to be announced shortly.

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Dorothy Announces 2018 Dates, Looking For Opening Acts

Dorothy is taking the show to major cities including Chicago, New York, Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, and more.



Dorothy has announced tour dates for the 2018 “Freedom Tour.” Dorothy is taking the high-voltage show to major cities across the United States, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, and more.

Dorothy will perform new music from its forthcoming album, along with other fan favorites from its Rockisdead debut, the fresh single “Down To The Bottom,” and “Naked Eye” from the Served Like A Girl soundtrack.

Taking on an unprecedented interest in local culture, for the 2018 “Freedom Tour,” Dorothy is looking for a hometown favorite band from each city to be the opening act for every show along the way. All genres are welcome. This will be an opportunity to bring the focus of touring back to developing the local music scene.

“Touring sweeps you from city to city,” says Dorothy singer Dorothy Martin. “Sometimes you don’t even get a chance to venture past a couple blocks of the venue you’re performing in. On this tour, we are doing something different. Instead of letting a band with marketing dollars and guaranteed ticket sales open for me, I thought it would be cool to let the local favorite band in each city have a shot.

“This tour is about taking the time to truly connect with the different communities to get a taste of what the local music scene is like,” she continues. “We want to be inspired. This could be a disaster or it could be complete magic. Who knows? WHO CARES?! It’s rock n’ roll.”

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In addition, Dorothy is offering limited VIP tickets that will include a two-song soundcheck, a photo with Dorothy plus meet-and-greet, early/preferred entrance, a limited-edition hat, and a VIP exclusive laminate.

VIP and GA tickets for the “Freedom Tour” are available here.

Dorothy Freedom Tour dates:

Jan. 03 – The Rave / Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
Jan. 05 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 06 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jan. 07 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
Jan. 09 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Jan. 10 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 12 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Jan. 13 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Jan. 16 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
Jan. 17 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Jan. 19 – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
Jan. 20 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Jan. 21 – Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Jan. 23 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Jan. 25 – Jack Rabbits Live – Jacksonville, FL
Jan. 26 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Jan. 27 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Feb. 14 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
Feb. 16 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 17 – Music Box – San Diego, CA
Feb. 18 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Feb. 22 – Crocodile Café – Seattle, WA
Feb. 23 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada
Feb. 24 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Feb. 26 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT
Feb. 27 – The Olympic – Boise, ID
Feb. 28 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar. 02 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Mar. 03 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
Mar. 05 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Mar. 06 – Blueberry Hill – University City, MO
Mar. 08 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Mar. 09 – House of Blues – Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX
Mar. 10 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX

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Fozzy To Continue ‘Judas Rising Tour’ Into 2018

Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Star Choir will round out the bill for the 25-date trek.



Fozzy, the active rock band led by Chris Jericho, will continue to rock their fans across America on their Judas Rising Tour with newly added tour dates in 2018.

Set to launch February 28 in New Orleans, LA, the 25-date trek will take the band (Jericho: vocals, Rich Ward: guitars, vocals, Frank Fontsere: drums, Billy Grey: guitars and Paul DiLeo: bass) from east to west, including stops in Los Angeles on March 10 and New York City on April 5, before bringing them back across the country through the spring.

Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Star Choir will round out the bill for the night of rock headlined by Fozzy.

Tickets for these newly announced dates go on sale to the public Friday, December 8.

“I’m stoked to do this extensive tour of the States now that ‘Judas,’ the song, is a Top 5 rock radio hit and Judas, the album, has gone top 40!” says Chris Jericho. “Fozzy is bigger than we’ve ever been, which means bigger production, bigger songs and bigger lighted jackets! So we can’t wait to rock your literal socks off starting in February!! JUDAS IS RISING!”

“I started playing guitar because of how deeply powerful the experience of going to concerts was for me,” Rich Ward adds. “With a hit single and a new album pushing Fozzy to new heights, I can’t wait to get back on the road in America to capture the power that only live music can create. Make sure to bring a helmet and your dancing shoes when Fozzy rolls through your town.”

Feb 28 – The Parish @ House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA

Mar 1 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX

Mar 2 – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX

Mar 3 – Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

Mar 4 – Speaking Rock Casino – El Paso, TX

Mar 7 – Club X’s – Tuscon, AZ

Mar 8 – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

Mar 9 – House Of Blues – San Diego

Mar 10 – The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA

Mar 11 – Counts Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV

Mar 13 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

Mar 15 – Dante’s – Portland, OR

Mar 16 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

Mar 27 – Turner Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

Mar 28 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

Mar 29 – Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

Mar 30 – Shelter – Detroit, MI

Mar 31 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH

Apr 02 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH

Apr 03 – Jergel’s – Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 04 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

Apr 05 – The Gramercy – New York, NY

Apr 06 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA

Apr 07 – Aura – Portland, ME

Apr 08 – Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH

April 20 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FLORIDA

Apr 21 – WJRR Earthday Birthday @ Central Florida Fairgrounds – Orlando, FL

Apr 22 – WYBB 98 Rockfest @ Ladson Fairgrounds – Charleston, SC

July 25-27 – FEZEN Fesztivál 2018 – Székesfehérvár, HUNGARY

August 9-12 – Catton Park – Walton on Trent, DERBYSHIRE

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Foreigner Announces ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour With Whitesnake, Jason Bonham

All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock.



Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, are getting into the holiday gift-giving spirit early with the announcement of their 2018 29-city summer “Juke Box Heroes Tour,” produced by Live Nation. Nothing warms up the chilly holiday season like the promise of a hot summer tour, and concert tickets make the perfect gift.

The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock, and will bring a summer of great music across the country. Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary tour was one of last summer’s best selling runs.

Tickets for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 8 at 10AM local time at Tickets for Foreigner VIP packages including Meet & Greets with the band will be available at

Citi® is the official presale credit card for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour.” As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 5 at 10AM local time until Thursday, December 7 at 10PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit

“I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K. countrymen, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham, for what’s sure to be a rockin’ summer tour in the States,” says FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.

As Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale says, “We are truly excited and looking forward to playing in 2018 with our friends, Foreigner and Jason Bonham, on their North American tour.”

Says Jason Bonham, “Being part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour last summer was wonderful. Opening a show like that was very special to me, so when Mick asked if I’d do it again in 2018, I said yes without hesitation. I’m excited that Whitesnake will be filling out the middle slot this time as I’ve known David since I was 14 years old. It’s going to be a WHOLE LOTTA FUN!”

“Juke Box Heroes” 2018 tour dates:

Jun. 15 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Jun. 16 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jun. 19 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jun. 20 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jun. 22 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Jun. 23 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jun. 26 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 27 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Jun. 29 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 03 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Jul. 04 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Jul. 06 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 07 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
Jul. 08 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jul. 11 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul. 13 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul. 15 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 17 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jul. 18 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul. 21 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jul. 24 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Jul. 25 – West Valley City, UT – Usana Amphitheater
Jul. 27 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Jul. 28 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater

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Styx To Tour With REO Speedwagon, Don Felder

Styx previously announced a five-night limited engagement with Don Felder at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.



Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers Styx are getting ready to wrap up another busy year of touring in the U.S., having performed over 100 shows. They’re not showing any signs of taking a break from touring in 2018.

Earlier this summer, Styx announced another special five-night limited engagement with Don Felder at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. In addition to the Vegas residency, the rest of Styx’s 2018 tour schedule is already starting to take shape. They’ll join forces once again with fellow legends REO Speedwagon and Felder for month-long trek starting in Duluth, MN on March 13 at the Amsoil Arena. Tickets for various cities go on sale starting December 1.

Check out Styx at any of the following stops (with more to be announced on in the coming weeks):

18 – Tupelo, MS – Bancrop South Arena
19 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Lake Charles
23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
26 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
28 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
31 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre/The Venetian

2 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
3 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
21 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
24 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino & Resort

2 – French Lick, IN – French Lick Resort and Casino
3 – New Buffalo, MI – Silver Creek Event Center
5 – Jamaica – ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise (With REO Speedwagon and Don Felder)
13 – Duluth, MN – Amsoil Arena
14 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Event Center
16 – Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
17 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
20 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center Arena
23 – Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center – SMSU
24 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena (No Don Felder)
25 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena

April (with REO Speedwagon and Don Felder)
4 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
6 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
7 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Arena
8 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
10 – N. Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
11 – Lafayette, LA – Cajun Dome
14 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheatre
15 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum

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Sons Of Apollo Announce First String Of Tour Dates

Sons Of Apollo will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever highly anticipated worldwide tour, which kicks off in Tampa, FL on February 3.



Sons Of Apollo – former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) – will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever highly anticipated worldwide tour, which kicks off in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the “Cruise To The Edge,” which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya. Once the cruise concludes, they’ll be performing in Miami, FL on February 9 as part of the “Monsters Of Rock” Cruise Pre-Show party. Tickets for the upcoming tour dates go on sale Friday, December 1 at 12PM local time.

As Mike Portnoy declares, “Ever since this lineup assembled to make Psychotic Symphony, the thing I’ve been most excited about is anticipating how insane I know this band is going to be on stage. Well, the wait is almost over! Here are the first U.S. dates that will get to witness this ‘five-headed musical spectacle’ live on stage in February. We plan on being on tour all year long, all over the globe, with plenty of dates now being announced for summer festivals throughout Europe, but these are the very first shows that will get to witness this amazing lineup in person for the first time. We can’t wait!”

Released October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, Psychotic Symphony is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD and digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

Sons Of Apollo tour dates:

Feb. 3-8 – Tampa, FL – Cruise To The Edge
Feb. 09 – Miami, FL – Magic City Casino/Monsters Of Rock Cruise Pre-show
Feb. 11 – Orlando, FL – Plaza LIVE Orlando
Feb. 12 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Feb. 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Feb. 15 – Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
Feb. 16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 17 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
Feb. 18 – Joliet, IL – The Forge

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