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UTG Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Boston Premiere Of ‘Rich Hill’

Earlier this week, I had the great fortune of screening a new documentary titled Rich Hill. The film, which played to critical and audience acclaim at a number of festivals near the beginning of the year, follows the lives of three young boys in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Missouri. It’s the kind of story that grabs your heart strings from the opening credits and plucks them ever so tenderly until the credits begin to roll, but you’re so enthralled in the action taking place on screen you welcome the pain and joy all the same. …

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Yellowcard Announce Fall Tour With Memphis May Fire and Emarosa, Reveal Dates

Vans Warped Tour has officially ended its 2014 season, which means every band that participated in the world’s largest traveling music festival is now allowed to announce their fall tour plans. First up, Yellowcard.

This morning, Yellowcard’s official website was updated to announce a new tour with support from Memphis May Fire and Emarosa. The tour runs coast to coast over the course of four weeks and will kick off October 16 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can view the full list of dates, as well as venues and cities, at the end …

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Limp Bizkit [Finally] Announce US Tour With Machine Gun Kelly

I don’t know who is handling PR for Limp Bizkit right now, but they deserve to be fired.

Over the weekend, news broke over Twitter that Limp Bizkit would be performing stateside this fall. Several venues posted information about headlining events featuring the “Nookie” rockers, including the House of Blues in Boston. Today, pre-sales for many of those shows went on sale, but as far as we can tell no one from the Limp Bizkit camp has taken the time to inform the public the band is embarking on a multi-week tour starting at the end of September. Even better, …

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Beware, the StubHub Security Breach

Your favorite band is coming to town. You’ve fallen behind on UTG news and didn’t catch the tour dates before the show sold out. So you head over to StubHub and nick some great seats, for less if you’re lucky. What’s not to love? The ticket-selling service admitted Tuesday that there is one rather large thing not to love: a security breach.

StubHub is another in a long line of online retailers to be the victims of online fraudsters. This time, criminals didn’t hack the company’s server but instead went straight to the accounts of over 1000 customers through stolen …

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Garth Brooks Reveals His World Tour’s First Stop, Confirms Cancellation Of All Five Dublin Shows

The return of Garth Brooks is going to dominate worldwide headlines for the next week or two. Strap in now.

After all five comeback shows in Dublin were cancelled (which we will get to in a moment), Garth Brooks was forced to find a new place to kick off his recently announced world tour. One lucky fan, a man named Andy Roberts from Atlanta, was given the honor of revealing the host city Monday afternoon. He apparently asked Brooks about his world tour during a Q&A at the country icon’s recent Las Vegas residency and Brooks told him he would …

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Dr. Steve Brule Joining Tim And Eric For North American Tour

The Adult Swim tour of your dreams just became a reality.

Tim and Eric have announced a new North American tour that is set to begin later this year. As with many surprise visits during past tours, the comedic duo will be joined by the one and only Dr. Steve Brule (AKA John C. Reilly), who will enlighten audiences with great bits of knowledge about all areas of life.

It’s the show of a lifetime and it’s coming to ‘virtually every major city in America’ over the course of five weeks. The dates are as follows:

Thu. Sep. 4 – …

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Kiss To Rock Las Vegas For 9-Show Residency In November

The rumors were true. The biggest band turned rock spectacle in the world is coming to the city of sin for a 9-show run that is sure to go down as a highlight of the year.

Kiss announced this morning that they will be performing a 9-show residency in Las Vegas this November. The show, fittingly titled Kiss Rocks Vegas, will feature the self-proclaimed “hottest band in the land” performing large scale productions over the course of two weeks at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning Nov. 5. Tickets will be $49.50 each.

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Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron & More Join 2014 Oddball Comedy Tour

The world’s largest traveling comedy festival is returning for a second year, and if I am being completely honest it may boast the most exciting lineup of the year.

The Oddball Comedy Festival made its initial debut in the summer of 2013 with a multi-city tour that boasted a lineup including Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, and nearly a dozen additional comedians performing at every single stop. The 2014 installment not only boasts a bigger lineup, but it also plans to reimagine the way the festival works. Each show this summer will feature a unique lineup of comedians, but …

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Gerard Way To Make Live Solo Debut At Reading And Leeds

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has revealed plans to make his live solo debut at this year’s Reading and Leeds Music Festivals.

Revealed this morning via Twitter, the organizers for Reading and Leeds revealed that Gerard Way will be making his first-ever live appearance as a solo artist as part of the world famous festivals’ 2014 lineup. The events will take place August 22-24 at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds, with a simultaneous live broadcast online expected. Other performers announced include A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, and Issues. Click here

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Michigan’s Don’t Call It A Fest Announces First Wave Of Artists For 2014

It’s hard to write about something that calls itself Don’t Call It A Fest without using the phrase festival, but I am going to try my best.

Don’t Call It A Fest, a Michigan based music event, has unveiled the first wave of artists for its 2014 gathering in August. The lineup includes Magrudergrind, YAITW (Young And In The Way), The Banner, Dangers, Full Of Hell, Graf Orlock, Architect, Cloud Rat, Holy, and Of Feather And Bone. You can view a poster promoting the event at the end of this post.

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Die Antwoord Announce New Album ‘Donker Mag,’ Release NSFW “Pitbull Terrier” Music Video

Just in time for the launch of their highly anticipated US tour, Die Antwoord have announced plans to release a new album titled Donker Mag on June 3 through Zef Records. The follow-up to 2012′s Ten$ion will feature sixteen songs, including the beloved 2013 single “Cookie Thumper.” You can view the album art, track listing, and “Cookie Thumper” after the jump.

In addition to announcing the album, Die Antwoord also released a crazy video for their new single “Pitbull Terrier.” The clip, which was directed by Ninja, features the male half of Die Antwoord as a half-man half-pitbull hybrid causing …

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Killswitch Engage to Headline Dirt Fest 2014, Nearly Complete Lineup Revealed

Michigan’s long-running hard rock music event Dirt Fest will be returning in August 2014 with one of its most diverse lineups to date.

Taking place August 9 in the [usually] quiet town of Birch Run, the sixteenth annual Dirt Fest will welcome a wide array of rock bands from around the country, including smaller bands based in the midwest. The full lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Hed PE, Nonpoint, Chimaira, Battlecross, Gemini Syndrome, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Redlight King, Like A Storm, Nothing More, Eyes Set To Kill, Gift Giver, Blue Felix, Psychostick, …