Pearl Jam reschedules European tour dates, adds shows.
Pearl Jam’s North American tour in support of the Seattle band’s 11th studio album, Gigton, is still pending due to the coronavirus pandemic, but its 2020 European tour has been rescheduled for June and July of 2021. The 2021 tour routing includes two new concert dates — Pinkpop Festival and Prague. Support acts will be announced closer to the concert dates.
Previously purchased tickets will remain valid for all rescheduled shows.
“We look forward to returning to Europe, pending these events can safely take place in Summer 2021,” said the band is a press statement that hit social media on July 23. “The safety and well-being of the band’s fans, crew and event staff continue to be priority.”
Generally, when it comes to Metallica, we’d travel anywhere they may roam to see the iconic metal monsters rock a stage…but Detroit?! Um…WTH?!?
On Thursday, Dec. 20, the band revealed a few more details about its second official Orion Music + More festival, the two-day event that debuted last June in Atlantic City and featured ‘tallica headlining both nights.
Orion 2013 is set for June 8 and 9. However, unlike other major rock fests like Indio, California’s Coachella and Chicago’s Lollapalooza, Orion is heading out on the road and shifting locations to the Motor City.
“More information will be coming on this exciting partnership with one of the most unique cities in the country – Detroit,” writes the band in its announcement.
Now, we realize that the East Coast is still recovering from hurricane Sandy, and we’re not trying to diss Detroit or anything but…the Motor City could certainly use some help in the PR department. Leading thousands of metal fans into such risky — from what we gather from news headlines — territory is a bit unusual. So, unfortunately, we’re gonna sit this one out and instead look forward to the (potential)Rolling Stones gig at Coachella 2013 in April!
SOCIAL DISTORTION BRINGS H.O.B. TOUR TO THE SUNSET STRIP
Ever-touring punk-rock renegades Social Distortion are kicking off a tour of House of Blues venues across the country beginning October 18 in Cleveland.
Expectedly, Mike Ness and the gang are selling out every stop on the tour, which hits the Sunset Strip’s H.O.B. in December for six shows! The O.C. rockers play three nights from December 13 to 15, then return a few nights later, from December 27 to 29.
The band is playing all over So. Cal, too, in support of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, headlining H.O.B. shows in The O.C. and San Diego before and after the L.A. dates. They’re also playing Sin City, of course. Get the full tour sched here.
Better yet…Ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan is opening Social D.’s December 29 Sunset Strip show with his smokin’ band Loaded.
Ness has also invited a load of other cool bands, like Caddillac Tramps, to support the iconic punkers out on the road. Check the run down here to see what bands are opening the various shows.
LINKIN PARK TAKES FANS BACKSTAGE IN NEW TOUR CLIP, DEBUTS GROUNDBREAKING ‘ECHO’ VIDEO
Arena rockers Linkin Park have released an awesome new clip from the road of their world tour in support of its fifth and latest studio album, Living Things, which just spawned another smash, “Lost in the Echo.” Check out the song’s interactive video below!)
Check out the Agoura Hills band’s cool new clip for a candid look at the guys backstage, on stage with members of support act Incubus, conceptualizing and creating the groundbreaking video for “Lost in the Echo” and just rockin’ the hell outta America!
Plus: Brad Delson in specs?! Hot! He totally redefines the “nerd” look.
Summer is about to get a whole lot louder beginning July 17, when Motley Crue releases its titillating new single, “Sex.” The new track drops three days before the Hollywood band kicks off a co-headlining summer tour with KISS on July 20.
Although this is great news for fans, unfortunately, “Sex” is just a random one-off release to hype the tour, but the band has no plans to release a new album anytime soon. In other words, “Sex” is kind of a one-night stand as far as new Crue music goes.
LINKIN PARK & INCUBUS TO HEAT UP SUMMER WITH CO-HEADLINING TOUR
Two great L.A. bands are teaming up for what’s sure to be summer’s hottest tour. Agoura Hills rockers Linkin Park and Calabassas hit-makers Incubus are heading out on the road together, with New Orleans’ rockers Mutemath opening the shows. The U.S. leg of the tour with Incubus kicks off August 14 in Mansfield, MA (LP plays earlier U.S. dates but without Incubus).
Strangely enough, the bands have not yet announced a home show in L.A. at Staples, Gibson or the Forum. The closest stop is Carson’s Home Depot Center on September 9. They also play Chula Vista’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on September 10.
The LP/Incubus tour comes to the Bay Area on September 7 to rock the Shoreline Amphitheatre. With tickets between $30 and $125 for the tiny venue in Mountain View, located just outside of San Francisco, there’s no reason not to hit up this awesome double-headliner bill.
Incubus will be cranking classics and new tunes from its latest release If Not Now, When? and Linkin Park will be hyping its hotly anticipated new album Living Things, which includes the killer first single “Burn it Down” and drops June 26.
Get deets and tix to the Sept. 7 Shoreline show here.