Rush Announce Massive North American ‘R40 Live’ Tour

The Holy Trinity, Rush, have been gracing the world with their unique talent as a power trio for an impressive 40 years. After releasing twenty studio albums and renowned singles like “Tom Sawyer,” “The Spirit Of Radio” and “Limelight,” the band has proven to be not only one of the best rock acts of all time but also one of the most hardworking ones.

To commemorate their 40th anniversary as a band, the three-piece — consisting of bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart — will be embarking on a 34-date trek throughout North America starting …


Paramore Announce Full U.S. Tour Alongside Copeland

It has been one hell of a ride for Paramore‘s self-titled record. The reception for this most recent effort has been magnanimous and has changed the game for both the band and its fans. As the pop-rock frontrunners approach the end of this cycle, they are very excited to announce that they will be heading out on tour in support of Paramore one last time.

Joining them will be their longtime pals and fellow frontrunners, Copeland, whose most recent record, Ixora, has also received an immense amount of praise this past year. This will definitely be one …


La Dispute To Play A Few Intimate Shows This Spring

La Dispute announced earlier in December that they will be embarking on a short co-headlining U.S. tour with Title Fight this spring, with the support of The Hotelier. During this brief run, the band will also be playing a few seated, intimate shows in four cities, starting on March 28 in Philadelphia.

These smaller shows will involve playing songs that the band has never played live, readings of excerpts from the members’ favorite books and poems, and a Q&A session with the audience. Tickets for these dates, which are sold separately from the co-headliner with Title Fight, will go …


Defeater Sign to Epitaph Records, Announce Spring Headlining Tour

Boston hardcore giants Defeater have officially signed to Epitaph Records, and will be releasing a new album through the label later this year. Read a statement from the band by following the jump below.

Additionally, the five-piece has also revealed plans for an epic nationwide tour alongside Counterparts, Capsize, Better Off, and Hotel Books. The month-long run will kick off on March 27 in Albany, New York, and visit over 25 prominent venues before concluding on April 28 in Buffalo. Additional details can also be found below.

Defeater’s last full-length, Letters Home, hit shelves …

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Mae To Play More Anniversary Shows For ‘The Everglow’

You may think Mae are done celebrating the tenth anniversary of their classic album The Everglow, but they are just getting started.

After playing a few dates to start 2015 on the East Coast, the band has announced that they will be taking the tour to other cities, primarily in the west. The tour will also run longer than the East Coast leg, taking place in the months of May and June. This should excite fans who have been waiting years for this to happen, especially after the band’s hiatus.

Check out the tour dates below and be sure …

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Brand New Announce First Headlining Shows Of 2015

Little by little Brand New are coming back to life, with updating their website with links that lead to cryptic web pages and playing Coachella this April. Of course, fans are continually itching for a new record from the Long Island boys, their first since 2009′s Daisy.

To hold us over, the band has announced two new headlining dates to start off 2015, which looks like will be a mini-tour that will lead up to their Coachella appearance. The shows will be taking place on April 8 & 10 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, and The Great …


Fallujah Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

After dropping their successful album, The Flesh Prevails, this last July, Fallujah have announced that they are switching their label from Unique Leader to Nuclear Blast for their next album.

Not many details have been released about the terms of this move, but you can read the band’s Facebook statement below.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of a roster alongside not just great bands, but great people who are dedicated to the craft and enthusiastic about our vision of where we see Fallujah going. Fallujah is all about pushing the envelope, taking risks, and keeping an open mind; …

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Kingdom Of Giants Announce First Headlining Tour Of 2015

Kingdom Of Giants are keeping themselves busy so far this year. They are currently on tour with Affiance, and will stay on the road with them until the end of this month. Instead of taking a break though, the group has announced they will kick off their own headlining tour shortly after their run with Affiance. ‘The Ground Cul(tour)’ will kick off Feb. 15 and wrap up Feb. 25. You can find a tour flyer with the list of dates below.

The band will receive support from their labelmates InDirections and fellow metalcore outfit Outlands. Tickets are available …

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Grateful Dead To Play Trio Of Shows To Commemorate 50th Anniversary

Attention all Dead Heads! Your time has come to see one of the greatest jam bands to ever grace a stage for the last time. That’s right, the Grateful Dead will be reuniting for a trio of shows for 4th of July weekend.

Famous for its eclectic utilization of various musical genres, the band announced the shows to celebrate 50 years as an outfit, with the band’s formation in 1965. The trio of shows will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago from July 3-5. The reunion will include original members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann as well …

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Trash Talk Announce U.S. Winter Headlining Tour

Crazy California hardcore punks Trash Talk had an eventful 2014 with the release of their latest record No Peace, doing a free tour, and even taking out a drone helicopter with a beer can while performing on stage.

To start off 2015 with a bang, the band has announced a full U.S. tour that will see stops at almost every major tour market in the country. The Odd Future Records-signed band will be starting on February 13 at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, with the tour ending on March 20 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. Two …

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Kill Lincoln Announce Spring Tour

Kill Lincoln, ska-punk subhumans from DC, just announced that they will be playing their loud guitars and horned instruments that you stopped playing in 8th grade all across the United States this coming March of 2015. They’ll be hitting a lot of the major markets on their 23-day journey, so if you’re in the area, or not in the area at all and just like ska-punk a lot, you should definitely make a point to lace up your skankin’ shoes.

Joining them on some of their Southern dates is Survay Says!, so check out the poster to see …


LIVE REVIEW: The Matches’ ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10th Anniversary Tour in Adelaide, Australia (1/10/15)

While shamelessly promoting my own band back in the MySpace era of 2004, I was alerted by similar covert activities being undertaken by Epitaph Records to the existence of a quirky pop-punk act from Oakland, California named The Matches.

Immediately capturing my attention with the bratty yet rather witty ode to unrequited love, “Dog-Eared Page,” The Matches presented as something decidedly different to the post-hardcore/screamo sounds that were dominating the scene, so I invested in a copy of the Epitaph re-release of their debut full-length E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals and it quickly became the soundtrack to my final …