Def Leppard Announces Full Summer Tour

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments6 Comments

I knew these dates were coming! Def Leppard will hit the road with Styx and Tesla this summer. Here are the dates. Count me in for the Riverbend show!

Tickets for the tour go on sale Feb. 20. 

Here are the dates:

June 23, Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 25, West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 27, Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 28, Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 30, Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
July 2, Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
July 3, Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 5, Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 7, Gilford, MD - Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook*
July 9, Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 11, Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 12, Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 14, Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15, Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre*
July 17, Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21, Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring eagle Resort & Casino*
July 23, Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 24, Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 
July 25, Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
August 7, Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground* 
August 8, Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena
August 10, Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena*
August 11, Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
August 14, Sedalia, MO - Missouri State Fair*
August 15, Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair*
August 17, Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
August 18, Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
August 21, Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 22, Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23, Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
August 27, St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair*
August 28, Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
August 30, Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
September 1, Allentown, PA - The Great Allentown Fair*
September 3, Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center*
September 4, Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 5, Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 16, Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
September 17, Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater Northwest
September 19, Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 22, Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 23, Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 25, Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
September 26, Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
September 28, West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
September 30, Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena*
October 2, Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
October 4, Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center

AC/DC Announces North America Tour Dates

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

I assumed this announcement was coming soon since AC/DC opened the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Here are the North American dates for the Rock Or Bust tour. Nothing around me. How about you?

Aug. 22 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
Aug. 26 - E. Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
Aug. 28 - Quebec City, PQ - Plains Of Abraham
Aug. 31 - Montreal, PQ - Olympic Stadium
Sep. 03 - Ottawa, ON - TD Place
Sep. 05 - Moncton, NB - Magnetic Hill
Sep. 08 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field
Sep. 10 - Toronto, ON - Downsview Park
Sep. 15 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
Sep. 20 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium
Sep. 22 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place
Sep. 25 - San Francisco, CA - AT&T Park
Sep. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium

Hardcore Superstar premiers new song 'Ain’t Mean Shit'

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterKim Nordlund | Comments3 Comments
Hardcore Superstar just released a new track as a sneak preview from their new album. The song ”Ain’t Mean Shit” is the opening track of the new album titled HCSS, which is set to hit the stores 22nd of April this year. The band also released dates for an upcoming Europe tour, where they are suppose to be playing the entire new album before its release.

The song itself is a pretty standard Hardcore Superstar-song, I guess. I’m always happy to hear new stuff from them, but it doesn’t make me particularly excited to hear the new album. Maybe it needs to grow on me? What do you guys think of it?

Hardcore Superstar just finished a mini-tour of Sweden together with H.E.A.T, Smash Into Pieces, Outtrigger and Crunge. I had the pleasure of seeing them in Stockholm last week and a review will follow shortly.


Dee Snider Goes Off On Twitter

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments
Twitter is the go-to platform for celebrities to engage in battles with Internet trolls these days. Sometimes the celebs aren't even responding to trolls, but stirring up a battle all on their own. Dee Snider likes to speak - and tweet - his mind. Yesterday, he took on Doug Aldrich and Whitesnake. It got a little heated!

Tenacious D Won The Grammy For Best Metal Performance

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments
Imagine if an actual metal act won?!

Is Def Leppard Touring America This Summer?

Posted on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 05:15AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments
Def Leppard is touring Canada and Europe this spring and summer, but what about U.S. dates?

Later on in the summer, the Leps will be joined by Styx and Tesla for a show at the Minnesota State Fair. That date is August 27. They will also play the Great Allentown Fair on September 1. While no more US dates have officially been announced, I expect more soon. After all, Def Leppard loves the summer shed tours - and I love to go see them play live!

'Miracles Out Of Nowhere'

Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments2 Comments

Documentaries about rock bands are big right now. The documentary of Kansas comes out March 24. It is called Miracles Out of Nowhereand a preview is below. I've been a fan of Kansas for a long time - WEBN in Cincinnati played them constantly when I was a kid and I bet they still do. "Carry On Wayward Son!"