By: Anthony Cannella
As this tour kicked off, we caught it right away as the Riviera Theatre got taken over by the Swedish Progressive Rock/Metal icons, Opeth, along with the support from Graveyard. With Graveyard setting the tempo for the night, they absolutely killed it with their Heavy Rock style that had a major hint of Blues in the mix. Graveyard complements Opeth to perfection on this tour as both bands are extremely unique in their own way. These bands are a must see together as the show doesn’t even give off a concert vibe. It is more like an invitation to one hell of a jam session and all you have to do is watch these Rockstar’s take over! As Opeth closes you can truly witness why this band has been topping charts and touring the world since 1990. Their melodic Metal vibe will have you mesmerized from start to finish. Check out the photos below to witness what we got to see from these legends!
Opeth and Graveyard, Photos by Anthony Cannella
When this tour wraps up, Opeth and Graveyard are nowhere close to being done as they are set for more dates and numerous festivals. Check below to see those tour dates of theirs and go to their social medias to see what festivals they will be appearing at! Trust us, you will now want to miss out!
FESTIVAL APPEARANCES CAN BE FOUND AT LINKS ABOVE
By: Anthony Cannella
Recently, the Winter Tour 2020 with Korn, Breaking Benjamin and Bones UK came through Rockford, Illinois at the BMO Harris Bank Center and it was a celebration that will never be forgotten! It was a celebration of two powerhouse bands that have taken over the game with their two completely different styles. Korn being together for 25+ years and Breaking Benjamin being together for 20 years, they proved to us yet again on why they still sell out the massive venues they book. Also, proving to the fans that they are here to stay for many more years to come. With both bands dropping all their top hits along with their newer music, it ignited the crowd forcing it to be an amazing set. Check out the photos below to have a glimpse of how much this show rocked!
Korn, Photos by Anthony Cannella
Breaking Benjamin, Photos by Anthony Cannella
This Winter Tour has a handful of dates still left so if they are coming to your city, we suggest that you get your tickets now and have yourself an incredible night of Rock/Metal with some legendary talented bands. See below for new tour and project info on Korn and Breaking Benjamin!
Just before this tour, Breaking Benjamin graced us with an outstanding project that they put together. The band released a full acoustic album called ‘Aurora’, which includes all their fan favorites along with special guests that feature on the album such as: Adam Gontier, Michael Barnes, Scooter Ward, Spencer Chamberlain and Lacey Sturm. ‘Aurora’ goes down as their seventh full length album and it is a must listen. The collaborations go unmatched and gives you an opportunity to hear these songs like you never have before! The link to order ‘Aurora’ can be found below the album cover.
Breaking Benjamin Website
Breaking Benjamin Facebook
Bones UK Website
Bones UK Facebook
8/07 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center*
8/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre*
8/11 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre*
8/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre*
8/14 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View*
8/16 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre*
8/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
8/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
8/21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
8/22 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater*
8/23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
8/25 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
8/27 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain*
8/29 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
8/30 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live^
9/01 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Centerr^
9/02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Centerr^
9/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center^
9/05 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park^
9/06 – Darien Lake, NY @ Live Nation Concerts at Darien Lake Amphitheater^
9/09 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage^
9/10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre^
9/12 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center^
9/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center^
9/15 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago^
9/17 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis^
* with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway + Spotlights
^ with Helmet + 68
Alt-Rock Veterans Soul Asylum and Local H Brought Some 90's Nostalgia Feels To The Motor City (Photo Gallery)
Photos by Josh Justice
90's college rockers Soul Asylum brought their Dead Letter Tour with Local H to St. Andrew's Hall in downtown Detroit, Michigan. The month-long tour hits both coast before ending in Austin, Texas on March 20.
Exclusive Interview With Dragged Under Vocalist Tony Cappocchi About New Album ‘The World Is In Your Way’
By Anthony Cannella
Recently, the Alternative/Punk Rock/Hardcore Punk boys from Seattle, Washington, Dragged Under, released their highly anticipated debut album ‘The World Is In Your Way’! To celebrate and promote this killer album, Dragged Under has been opening for The Used on their sold-out tour along with playing a number of headlining gigs!
We had the honor and opportunity to check out Dragged Under’s debut album ‘The World Is In Your Way’ and when we were done, we just had to know more about it. We got in contact with vocalist Tony Cappocchi; Check out below on what he had to say!
HeadRush Tv: So, this tour that you’re on right now with The Used just kicked off about 10 days ago. Every show on this tour is literally SOLD OUT! How has it been so far and how have the crowds been responding to the new music?
Tony Cappocchi: The shows have been insane. As a small / newer band, to walk out on stage every night to a roaring crowd and a full room, it's more than we could ask for. Truly we feel blessed. The crowds have been overwhelmingly positive, They seem to be really locking onto the nostalgia in our music of the early 2000's skate punk that we've been trying to bring back. We always hang out at our merch booth after each show and some of the people are saying some things that blow our minds daily. People who have never heard us that say things like "you're going to be huge" or "I thought you were a feldman band based on the song writing" that will never get old.
HeadRush Tv: Speaking of new music, you guys recently released your debut album ‘The World Is In Your Way’ on January 17! For your debut album I’m sure you guys wanted to come out strong so what was the creative process like for this album?
Tony Cappocchi: This process was different than anything we've ever done, For the first time we just said, "fuck what people think, we're doing what we want on this release" that on top of the fact that we worked with an amazing producer (Hiram Hernandez). Having that impartial ear in the room and someone who’s got a LOT more songwriting experience that us was a big help. He was the perfect missing piece to push us over hurdles and help us navigate the writers block that we would experience from time to time. It's something that I recommend to everyone now. We also started writing for the stage, and for the live show. We decided we wanted songs that would come across as sing along / crowd participation songs, more than what we thought radio DJ's wanted to hear.
HeadRush Tv: ‘The World Is In Your Way’ is already putting you guys on the charts on Billboard with stats like #18 Top Alternative New Artist, #45 Top Current Hard Music, #79 Top New Artist and more! It has also received over a million streams! With your music being heard all over, what meanings were you trying to get across with this album? And has it sunk in yet that all your hard work on this album is paying off now?
Tony Cappocchi: The response for the album is crazy. I don't think we thought it would be this well received, this time it feels "real". All we wanted with this album was to make people feel something, or help them understand the mindset of different people with different problems. From interpersonal conflict, to self-doubt, to relationships and even business partnerships with industry people, this album is us screaming, bleeding and sweating out our frustration from the last 10 years of grinding and making it nowhere, into 9 songs.
HeadRush Tv: So, getting into tour life, you guys are on this tour and also on your headlining No Days Off Tour. Which is funny cause you guys are literally getting no days off! How do you keep up and stay sharp while on the road and does anything change between this tour and the headlining one?
Tony Cappocchi: It's tough, this is literally the hardest part of being in a band, the start. We all have jobs, girlfriends, etc back home and being gone every day and trying to find ways to earn on the road is a task by itself. We are big on sleep and the dudes understand that we need to stay as rested as possible, which is why we commit to staying in a hotel, even if we're crammed in there it beats the hell out of the van. They've also been really supportive of me, especially being that I have a biological instrument. They can go out there sick and limp along and no one will notice, if I get sick, we're in for a rough show and a long recovery. We also work on out diet a lot on the road, avoid junk and sugar and drink LOADS of water.
the only change that we make on the off day shows is how much time we commit to the venue, usually they like us there around 3 or so to sound check, but we have been showing up late to try and get a few extra hours outside the venues whenever possible. Venues at our size often don't have a green room, or a quiet place for us to hang out, and I try not to fight the noise. Trying to talk to fans over the noise of the PA / other people can be a real strain. If we have to be at the venue early I try to leave the venue between our sound check and set to go somewhere quiet, and clean just to avoid the possibility of overworking my voice, even if that is just the van for a cat nap.
The bottom line is rest, water, repeat. That's the only way to stay sharp with minimal off days.
HeadRush Tv: Lastly, I want to give you guys the full platform here for your incredible following and fans. What can they be expecting in the near future and for the rest of this year?
Tony Cappocchi: 2020 is all about getting in front of the fans, our and other bands fans. We want to spend a good majority of this year on the road. that's what it takes to grow as a small band so that's what we intend to do. Kissing a lot of frogs until one turns into a prince so to speak. It's likely we won't do many musical releases in 2020, we want our album to have some time to breathe.
‘The World Is In Your Way’ is currently out on all platforms so make sure you give it a listen as soon as possible if you haven’t already! Also, do NOT miss Dragged Under on their tour right now with The Used and their headlining shows. As we said before, the tour with The Used is sold out so better figure out quickly what you can do! Check out upcoming dates below!
By: Anthony Cannella
Recently, the icon from Sumerian Records, Poppy, came to the sold-out Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and completely took over. With a line that stretched along a couple Chicago roads, you could tell the fans were anticipating this night! With that being said, Poppy did not disappoint as she rocked The Vic with her unique style and flawless onstage live performance. Check below to have a glimpse of Poppy in Chicago!
Poppy, Photos by Anthony Cannella
With a solid 15 song set, Poppy gave the crowd everything that they could have wanted. Starting off the set with “Concrete” and ending it with “I Disagree”, she never gave The Vic a break from her killer breakdowns that seriously go unmatched. With her new album ‘I Disagree’ that came out January 10 via Sumerian Records, Poppy is utilizing this tour to perfection as she showcases these songs to her fans. In addition to these songs that have been taking over the music industry, Poppy threw in a cover of t.A.T.u.’s song “All The Things She Said” mid set! This song really fits her type of style and is honestly performed very well by her, with her unique voice that leaves you wanting more.
Poppy is currently an artist that you do not want to miss out on while she is on tour! There is a reason why she has been taking the music industry by storm and we suggest you find out for yourself. For a preview, check some of the music videos below. Also, check the tour dates at the top and see if Poppy will be at a venue near you soon!
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