This summer, Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends RUSH with a “Tribute to Kings”, a cross-country tour that will feature the iconic ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in its entirety. Special guests Wolfmother will be joining the tour, with The Sword and Battles opening select dates.
“A little over one year ago, Ler LaLonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth,” says bandleader Les Claypool.
“Being that ‘A Farewell to Kings’ was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, “Cygnus X1”, the choice narrowed quickly.
Years ago, I had done something similar with Colonel Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, when we covered Pink Floyd Animals in its entirety. It was an insane amount of work but ended up being one of the most enjoyable live endeavors I’ve ever done. Dubbing the tour ‘Primus: A Tribute to Kings’; it was originally scheduled to be performed in the Fall of 2019, but when we were asked to support Slayer on their Final Campaign, the “Tribute to Kings” tour was postponed.
Geddy, Alex, and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early ’90s, we were pretty
delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor, but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric.
The “Tribute to Kings” tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends”
A special pre-sale, including VIP upgrade options, will go on sale tomorrow, Wed, February 19 at 10 am local time. General public on sale is this Friday, February 21 at 10 am local time.
Ticket & show info at www.primusville.com/tour
In celebration of our two decades on the planet, The Decemberists are heading out on the road this summer, playing songs from every corner of the discography. Our good friend’s Fruit Bats are opening. Come on out and ring in our vicennial!
Limited fan pre-sale tickets will be available today at noon local time, with general on-sale beginning Friday, February 14 at noon local. http://bit.ly/20YBTM
We’re also offering our The Whole Shebang Super Concert Action Packages (http://bit.ly/TWSSCAP-20), which include premium reserved seats, a two-song performance and Q&A with the band, and a bunch of sweet swag. See you on the road!
The album “Fistful Of Fire” comes with a compelling Hard Rock cover artwork and 14 outstanding new tracks.
The combination of toughness and great melodies suites BONFIRE perfectly. The German Hard Rock Legends show again all their typical trademarks, dearly beloved by fans all around the globe: charismatic vocals, catchy riffs and hooks, and driving grooves!
“Fistful Of Fire” is definitely one of the toughest BONFIRE albums ever. “This development already became apparent the last time around,” explains guitarist and founder member Hans Ziller. “However, this time our approach was even more focused and consistent.”
Available as: Digipak, Ltd. Gtf. Clear Orange and Ltd. Gtf. Clear Red/Black Splatter (AFM Shop exclusive)
Cover artwork by @KaiSwillus
01 The Joker
02 Gotta Get Away
03 The Devil Made Me Do It
04 Ride The Blade
05 When An Old Man Cries
06 Rock’n’Roll Survivors
07 Fire And Ice
09 Fire Etude
10 Breaking Out
11 Fistful Of Fire
12 The Surge
14 When An Old Man Cries (Acoustic Version)
“Fistful Of Fire”-Tour in 2020:
02.04. DE Bad Friedrichshall
03.04. CH Aarburg
04.04. DE Reichenbach
05.04. DE Obermarchtal
06.04. DE München
07.04. DE Konstanz
08.04. CH Martigny
13.04. DE Köln
14.04. DE Gersthofen/Augsburg
15.04. DE Nürnberg
16.04. DE Hamburg
17.04. DE Kiel
18.04. DE Arnsberg
22.04. BE Ittre
23.04. DE Oberhausen
24.04. DE Mannheim
25.04. DE Kulmbach
26.04. DE Ingolstadt
16.05. DE Hagen
21.05. DE Marxheim
22.05. DE Illertissen
13.06. DE Losheim am See
16.07. DE Fritzlar
18.07. DE Baierbrunn
01.08. CZ Bakovnad Jizerou
20.08. DE Selk
19.09. DE Altenbergen
Rock’n’Roll is a trip, not a destination…we all know how the saying goes!!
To that end, 2020 will see The Dead Daisies continue on their journey with new music, performances, and adventures.
The band’s 2020 Global Tour will kick off in style with a massive European Summer jaunt — the first string of dates being a combination of arena and amphitheater shows with both Judas Priest & Foreigner, performing at some of the most famous and coveted festivals such as Graspop Belgium and Hellfest France as well as an exciting array of headline performances…kicking it off with a small, sweaty club in Essen, Germany, taking it back to basics for an essential dose of undiluted rock for the first-ever show with this new lineup!
The Daisies have rung in this next chapter welcoming new member Glenn Hughes to the band (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion). Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake and Dio), David Lowy (Mink and Red Phoenix) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English, and Hardline).
With Glenn’s addition, the Daisies have supercharged their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features some of rock’s absolute heavyweights…
“I love performing live, the moment is NOW. I’m really looking forward to going out on tour with the Daisies and playing as many stages across the planet as possible. Writing and recording the new album was euphoric and I can’t wait for you all to hear this Epic. Peace and Love see you soon GH”. – Glenn Hughes
The upcoming, yet-untitled album, recorded by Producer Ben Grosse at La Fabrique Studio in the South of France is slated for a late-May release to coincide with the Tour.
The Dead Daisies are pushing forward with relentless abandon, giving energy and taking chances to ensure that every person who experiences them has no doubt that Rock is Indeed Alive & Well and here to stay.
So turn it up, come to a show, enjoy the ride & ROCK with us.
DON’T MISS IT!
EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR DATES
29 – Turock, Essen Germany
01 – Song Festival Ground, Tallinn Estonia (with Judas Priest)
03 – Yubileyny Hall, St Petersburg Russia (with Judas Priest)
05 – Megasport Arena, Moscow Russia (with Judas Priest)
09 – Lucerna Music Bar, Prague Czech Republic
10 – Hirsch, Nuremberg Germany
12 – Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf Austria
13 – Freilichtbuhne Killesberg, Stuttgart Germany (with Foreigner)
16 – Spodek, Katowice Poland (with Foreigner)
18 – Rock The Ring Festival, Hinwil Switzerland
20 – Hellfest Festival, Clisson France
21 – Graspop Festival, Dessel Belgium
23 – Stadtpark, Hamburg Vienna (with Foreigner)
24 – Arena, Oberhausen Germany (with Judas Priest)
27 – Rock The Night Festival, Madrid Spain
30 – Melkweg, Amsterdam Netherlands
01 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden Germany
03 – Capitol, Hannover Germany
04 – MMC, Bratislava Slovakia
07 – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn Austria
08 – Live Club, Milan Italy
10 – Backstage Werk, Munich Germany
11 – Columbia Theater, Berlin Germany
13 – Budapest Arena, Budapest Hungary (with Judas Priest)
14 – Arena Stozice, Ljubljana Slovenia (with Judas Priest)
17 – Faliro Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens Greece (with Judas Priest)
19 – Midalidare Estates, Sofia Bulgaria (with Judas Priest)
21 – Arenele Romaine, Bucharest Romania (with Judas Priest)
After dropping their fourth studio album, Tasmanian Glow, in October of 2019, Strawberry Girls is ready to hit the road with a tour of the same name!
“The Tasmanian Glow Tour” is a 31-city tour, kicking of in Los Angeles. Joining Strawberry Girls are label-mates Dwellings, as well as Andrés and Amarionette.
Besides joining forces with their label-mates, Strawberry Girls has history with the other bands as well.
In 2018, Strawberry Girls teamed up with Andrés to release the pop-inspired song, “Party Nights.”
Also, Kurt Travis (Vocals, Amarionette) and Zac Garren (Guitar, Strawberry Girls) shared the stage together as members of Dance Gavin Dance from 2007 to 2010.