New Documentary, “Down Again”, Shows Mark Hunter of CHIMAIRA Detailing his Battle with Bipolar Disorder
METALLICA will embark on a European tour in May. The three-month trek will cover 25 cities and 20 countries and include “black tickets, enhanced experiences, free albums and downloads, and more,” according to a press release.
Grammy-winning, Swedish rock band GHOST will be special guest on all four European legs of METALLICA’s 2019 “WorldWired” stadium tour that begins on May 1 at the Estadio do Restelo in Lisbon, Portugal. GHOST has shared festival stages with METALLICA before, but this is the band’s first invitation to join METALLICA on tour. With Norway’s BOKASSA opening all dates, the three-band bill will play 25 stadiums from May through August.
Fan-club presales begin tomorrow (Tuesday, September 25) at 10 a.m. CEST for Legacy Members and 11 a.m. CEST for Fifth Members. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, September 28.
May 01 – Lisbon, Portugal – Estádio do Restelo
May 03 – Madrid, Spain – Valdebebas
May 05 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
May 08 – Milan, Italy – SNAI San Siro Hippodrome
May 10 – Zürich, Switzerland – Letzigrund
May 12 – Paris, France – Stade de France
Jun. 08 – Dublin, Ireland – Slane Castle
Jun. 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruijff Arena
Jun. 13 – Köln, Germany – RheinEnergieStadion
Jun. 16 – Brussels, Belgium – Koning Boudewijnstadion
Jun. 18 – Manchester, England – Etihad Stadium
Jun. 20 – London, England – Twickenham Stadium
Jul. 06 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
Jul. 09 – Göteborg, Sweden – Ullevi
Jul. 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken
Jul. 13 – Trondheim, Norway – Granåsen
Jul. 16 – Hämeenlinna, Finland – Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Jul. 18 – Tartu, Estonia – Raadi Airfield
Jul. 21 – Moscow, Russia – Luzhniki Stadium
Aug. 14 – Bucharest, Romania – Arena Națională
Aug. 16 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Aug. 18 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany
Aug. 21 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy
Aug. 23 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
Aug. 25 – Mannheim, Germany – Palastzelt Maimarktgelände
METALLICA kicked off the 2018/2019 U.S. leg of the “WorldWired” arena tour on September 2 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
METALLICA recently landed on Pollstar’s Global Concert Pulse chart with concert grosses of more than $2 million per market appearance on the band’s last European tour.
The San Francisco-based metal giants averaged 20,451 tickets per market, at an average ticket price of $104.
The 19 market reports included a two-night stand at Stuttgart, Germany’s Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, which grossed $3.3 million. Both shows were sold out, with an attendance of 14,695 per concert.
Touring in support of its latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, that arrived in November 2016, METALLICA launched the world tour in Latin America a month before the disc’s release. In early 2017, prior to the North American stadium tour, the band made festival appearances and headlined concerts at venues in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Although METALLICA played U.S. stadiums in the summer of 2017, the band was mostly indoors for the first leg of its European tour last fall.
METALLICA’s European tour included the first drone swarm for a major touring act. It consisted of 120 autonomous micro drones that emerge from the main-stage prop lifts during the song “Moth Into Flames” and swarm into several formations over the band’s heads, according to Pollstar.
The 2017 dates on the “WorldWired” tour, which included stadium shows across the U.S., grossed $110.3 million in North America and $152.8 million worldwide.
SMASHING PUMPKINS To Release ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.’ Album In November
Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock luminaries THE SMASHING PUMPKINS announced their new LP “Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.”. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, the LP is the band’s first in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
“Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” will be released will on November 16 on Billy Corgan’s own Martha’s Music under exclusive license to Napalm Records via a strategic worldwide partnership.
“Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.” track listing:
01. Knights of Malta
02. Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)
06. Marchin’ On
07. With Sympathy
08. Seek And You Shall Destroy
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS recently sat down with Zane Lowe for an exclusive interview on Beats 1 on Apple Music to discuss reuniting, their new LP, touring together for the first time in 18 years, and more. Tune in to hear the conversation in full on Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. PST.
Earlier this summer, the newly reformed lineup shared the first glimpse of their new music with the LP’s lead single “Solara”. “Solara” is available now to stream and download now via all digital services. The track’s dreamlike music video was directed by Nick Koenig and expands on the theatrics of the band’s catalog of iconic music videos.
Last week, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS wrapped their monumental “Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour”, which sold over 300,000 tickets across North America and sold-out arenas, including The Forum, United Center, and Madison Square Garden. Produced by Live Nation, the tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Corgan, Chamberlin and Iha, alongside Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole.
This fall, the band will perform in London, United Kingdom, and Bologna, Italy, before returning to Chicago, Illinois for a special 30th-anniversary series performance for WKQX’s “The Nights We Stole Christmas”.
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS released their heralded debut album, “Gish”, in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s four-times-multi-platinum “Siamese Dream” and 1995’s 10-times-platinum “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”.
VESSEL OF LIGHT, Featuring Founding Members of Hades, Non-Fiction and Ancient VVisdom, Release New Single
2/1: Sydney – Manning – SHOUTED
2/2: Melbourne – Croxton – SHOUTED
2/3: Melbourne – Croxton – SPOKEN
9/17/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
9/18/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
9/19/2018 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/21/2018 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/22/2018 Come & Take It Live – Austin, TX
9/23/2018 Rail Club – Ft Worth, TX
9/24/2018 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK
9/26/2018 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
9/27/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/28/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/29/2018 Union – Los Angeles, CA
9/30/2018 Phoenix Theatre – Petaluma, CA
10/01/2018 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
10/03/2018 Astoria – Vancouver, BC **
10/04/2018 The Pin – Spokane, WA
10/05/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/06/2018 Dante’s – Portland, OR
10/07/2018 Shredder – Boise, ID
10/09/2018 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
10/10/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/11/2018 Amsterdam Bar & Grill – Minneapolis, MN
10/12/2018 Reggies -Chicago, IL
10/13/2018 The Outpost – Kent, OH
10/14/2018 Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
10/15/2018 Hard Luck – Toronto, ON **
10/16/2018 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON **
10/17/2018 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC **
10/18/2018 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
10/19/2018 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
10/20/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
** No Exhumed