Pop-Punkers “THE HYPE THEORY” Will Support “McFly” Before Heading ON TOUR with Adelaide & Franko – “Where We Started” Now Released!
THE HYPE THEORY will support chart-toppers McFly at The Regent, Ipswich on March 28th during the “Keep Calm & Play Louder Tour” – before heading out on a full UK co-headliner with Adelaide (first FIVE dates) & Franko (for the remainder). This directly follows the band’s UK co-headliner with Jetpack & completes their relentless spring tour schedule before hitting festivals & taking on Europe.
As a show of love for their fans, The Hype Theory shared a special Valentine’s gift – a brand new music video “Where We Started”, which is out now via Blank TV. Please find a list of full tour dates below…
March 02 - The Vic Inn, Derby
Co-headliner with Jet Pack:
March 05 - Koopas, Swansea
March 06 - Central Station, Wrexham
March 08 - Soundhouse, Leicester
March 09 - Club Revolution, Peterborough
March 10 - The Krispin Klub, Kettering
March 28 - The Regent, Ipswich ** Supporting McFly **
Co-headliner with Adelaide:
April 26 - The Square, Harlow
April 27 - Stereo, York
April 28 - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
April 29 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow
April 30 - The Intake Club, Mansfield
Co-headliner with Franko:
May 01 - Dry Bar, Manchester
May 02 - The Picket, Liverpool
May 03 - TBC, Newcastle
May 04 - Vudu, Birmingham
May 05 - Guildford Community Centre, Guildford
May 06 - The Hydrant, Brighton
May 07 - The Garage (Upstairs), London
The Essex pop-punkers will also release the huge sing-a-long anthem “You’re Going Home Alone”, taken from the highly-acclaimed debut album “Glory Days”, on March 12th via Small Town Records. The single will feature two b-side tracks & will be supported by a hilarious “The Only Way Is Essex” themed video, paying homage to their home turf!
GOTHAM ROCKS To Present “GHOSTS OF EDEN” At Gramercy Theatre – An Explosive Night Of THE BEST INDEPENDENT BANDS On The East Coast…
Gotham Rocks – known for finding, fostering, & promoting the best upcoming independent rock & metal talent in the Northeast, has announced its first BIG SHOW of 2012. On Saturday, March 24th promoters Mike Sankari & Cary Tamura present the energy-laced, hardrock quartet “Ghosts of Eden” at Gramercy Theatre in NYC…fresh off their sold out release party at Mercury Lounge & regional tour of new album, “Something Kinetic”. As is trademark Gotham Rocks, the show is loaded with further incredible independent talent – including Florida’s two-time “Warped Tour” veterans Chasing Thrill, the ethereal Face the King, The Blackfires, & powerhouse rockers Mother. Opening this evening, with their memorable groove & swagger, is Circus Life – putting the perfect spike-studded bow on this showcase of the best unsigned bands the East Coast has to offer.
For a band that has only been playing live for a little over two years, Ghosts of Eden has independently accomplished what some only dream of. The self-proclaimed “Velvet Grunge” act has been invited to grace SOLD OUT crowds all over NYC, at venues such as Highline Ballroom…rocked multiple shows at Six Flags Great Adventure, & played in-house promotional performances at Best Buy & Hot Topic. Ghosts of Eden pride themselves on unforgettable guitar riffs, thought-provoking lyrics, & melodies meant for the masses – seamlessly combining elements of 90′s alternative, grunge, hardcore, & metal with a sound that gives your ear a good swift kick to the backside! The sure success of Gotham Rock’s 2012 concert season comes after a groundbreaking 2011…selling out Irving Plaza in July with exclusively unsigned, local rock acts & staging national chart-toppers FUEL at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh, NY…plus Ozzy Osbourne lead guitarist Gus G’s FIREWIND at the “Gramercy Theatre” in October.
Over the past three years Gotham Rocks has staged almost 200 shows, & in 2012 founders Cary Tamura & Mike Sankari will present over 50 shows in the Tri-State area, working with well-over a hundred bands. Their efforts in filling the void of a rock/metal scene for the region has delivered event destinations for tens-of-thousands music fans, & the company continues to nurture a community that has grown dramatically.
For more information, visit www.gothamrocks.net.
GOTHAM ROCKS PRESENTS:
GHOSTS OF EDEN w/ Face the King, Mother, Chasing Thrill, Circus Life, & The Blackfires
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Gramercy Theatre – 127 E 23rd Street / New York, NY / 11010
$15 Advance (NO FEES) - $18 @ The Door
Doors open at 6:45 PM – show starts at 7:00 PM.
Famed Guitarist “JOHN 5″ to Release New Solo Album ‘God Told Me To’ on May 8th - Catch Him This Spring with ROB ZOMBIE on Co-Headliner MEGADETH TOUR
Visit The New Official JOHN 5 Website!!!!
JOHN 5 is pleased to announce the new release date for his impressive upcoming full-length solo CD/DVD, God Told Me To. The CD/DVD will be released through Rocket Science Ventures & Sony/RED on May 8th, 2012 – just days before he heads out to perform with Rob Zombie on their upcoming co-headliner with Megadeth (see below for dates). “God Told Me To” was recorded & produced by JOHN 5, Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie/Tommy Lee), & Bob Marlette (Sebastian Bach/Black Sabbath) in 2011. The cover art for the album is illustrated by none other than Rob Zombie, who is also tapping JOHN 5 to score the entirety of his upcoming film, ‘The Lords of Salem’.
JOHN 5 doesn’t just play the guitar…his guitar is an extension of his soul, & through it his music has become the “Frankenstein Birth” penetrating the ear drums of fans & admirers worldwide. For JOHN 5 – the music is not just about playing…but living, breathing, feeling, & passion. His impressive resume has seen him work with some of the most renowned musicians in the industry (Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) & has cemented his name into the annals of rock history.
The CD portion of the release features ten painstakingly handcrafted pieces, transcending multiple styles — an equal combination of acoustic & electronically influenced tracks, each designed to gradually reveal JOHN 5’s innovative interpretation of his instrument. The orchestration of “God Told Me To” showcases his ability to master the subtlety of dynamics, thus emphasizing the overall production value of this body of work. “God Told Me To” stands tall as a stunning, audible cultural experience.
The DVD portion of the release is presented by retro-style horror-host Mike Odd, & takes a look inside the world of JOHN 5 during his terrifying trip into the realm of “God Told Me To”. The DVD features footage from in the studio while working on the new album, exclusive videos taken on tour, a peek inside the photo shoot for his 2011 remix album (Remixploitation), & more.
“I’m so proud of this record. I’ve put more time into this release than any other! It’s half acoustic & the other half electric, with a tribute to Michael Jackson & Eddie Van Halen with ‘Beat It’.” states John, “The DVD shows me actually recording the songs, as well as behind the scenes of “a day in the life of” JOHN 5. This album will take you on a musical journey designed to show more diversity in my playing than in the past. Enjoy!”
JOHN 5 continues to branch out, coupling his solo career with his work in Rob Zombie. His five previous solo albums, up to his 2010 release Art of Malice, continue to break new molds in solo instrumentalist work. JOHN 5 also continues to work in 2012 with other artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, & is currently collaborating on new music for Rob Zombie’s upcoming album.
ROB ZOMBIE (JOHN 5) Co-Headlining Tour With MEGADETH:
5/11 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
5/12 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
5/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Deltaplex
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
5/22 La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK @ Fever Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)
JOHN 5’s newly restored website features a huge merchandise store…news…updates…tour information…& more!!! For all things JOHN 5, please visit www.john-5.com.
MELVINS Set to Release New EP “SCION A/V PRESENTS: THE BULLS & THE BEES” on March 13th…
SCION A/V Sponsoring Spring U.S. Tour!!!
Scion A/V has partnered with the Melvins for an EP titled, Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, a five-song collection that marks the band’s first original material since their 2010 album, The Bride Screamed Murder. The release will be available as a FREE DOWNLOAD on March 13th via Scion A/V’s Facebook page with “The War On Wisdom” streaming on Pitchfork.com.
The Melvins formed in 1983, kicking off what would be a seismic shift in heavy sound…focusing the epicenter of modern music firmly on the Pacific Northwest for the next decade, plus. The band blended punk, metal, & hard rock to create a new subgenre that has been tagged with a variety of labels…including sludge, grunge, & doom…winning a cult of fans that have yet to waiver – some twenty-nine years into the band’s career. Buzz Osborne & Dale Crover have been the band’s constants (Crover joined in 1984), with Big Business’ Jared Warren & Coady Willis joining in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal. “The Melvins have remained such a consistent presence in heavy music.” says Jeri Yoshizu, Manager of Sales & Promotions for Scion, “It’s an honor to have them create an original release for Scion A/V.”
Osborne described Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees as “amazing in its noisy calm intensity”.
1. The War on Wisdom
2. We Are Doomed
3. Friends Before Larry
4. A Really Long Wait
5. National Hamster
The EP release will be followed by a 21-date U.S. trek that kicks off on April 11th @ The Blank Club in San Jose, California & wraps up exactly a month later (May 11th) at The Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana (CA). Dates are:
April 11 - San Jose, CA - The Blank Club
April 12 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
April 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
April 14 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
April 17 - El Paso, TX - House of Rock
April 19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
April 20 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
April 21 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s
April 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social
April 24 - Gainesville, FL - Double Down Live
April 25 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
April 26 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
April 28 - West Chester, PA - The Note
April 29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
May 01 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
May 02 - DeKalb, IL - Otto’s Nightclub
May 03 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
May 04 - Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
May 07 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 09 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company
May 11 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
About Scion A/V: Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding, & distribution of compelling music & arts programming. They have created & championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours & special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, & produce a collection of zines. Additionally, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Conference & operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Radio. For more information, visit www.scionav.com.
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