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Zondervan Releases Book Signing Schedule for Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (April 7, 2016) — He may be returning to “American Idol” tonight for the final episode of the iconic television series, but in just a few weeks, the ACM and CMT Award-winning country music singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery will begin a 14-city book tour promoting his debut book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, which releases May 3. Locations and times are listed below and can also be found at

When:     Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00–9:00 pm ET
Where:    Bookends Bookstore
211 East Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ  07450

When:     Wednesday, May 4 from 12:30-2:30 pm ET
Where:    Barnes & Noble NYC/Citigroup Center
160 E 54th Street (at Third Avenue)
New York, NY 10022

When:     Wednesday, May 4 from 7:00-9:00 pm ET
Where:    Barnes & Noble Country Glen Center
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

When:     Friday, May 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm CT
Mall of America
The Rotunda/Event Common Space
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

When:     Monday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where:    Fort Worth Walmart Superstore
8520 North Beach
Fort Worth, TX 76244

When:     Tuesday, May 10 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm CT
Where:    Fort Hood Clear Creek Main Post Exchange
4250 Clear Creek Blvd
Fort Hood, TX 76544
*Must have military clearance to attend

When:     Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm CT
Where:    Books-A-Million at Grapevine Mills
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX 76051

When:     Wednesday, May 11 from 3:00–4:00 pm CT
Where:    McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
*This event is exclusive to Book Expo
America. Patrons must have a badge to get
into signing

When:     Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00pm CT
Where:    Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077

When:     Thursday, May 12 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm CT
Where:    Franklin LifeWay Christian Store
at Cool Springs Crossing
1725 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

When:     Thursday, May 12th from 6:00-8:00pm ET
Where:    Knoxville West LifeWay Christian Store
10990 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934

When:     Friday, May 13th from 12:00-2:00pm ET
Where:    Barnes & Noble at Asheville Mall
3 South Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805

When:     Friday, May 13th from 7:00-9:00pm ET
Where:    Charlotte Books-A-Million at Concord Mills
8301 Concord Mills Road
Concord, NC 28027

When:     Saturday, May 14th from 9:30-11:30am ET
Where:    Costco
4201 W Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407
*For Costco Wholesale members only.

When:    Saturday, May 14th from 2:30-5:00pm ET
Where:   First Baptist Church of Garner
Christian Life Center
601 St Mary’s St.
Garner, NC 27529
*The book tour ends in McCreery’s hometown of Garner, NC on “Scotty McCreery Day.” This event will be held on the campus of the church where he is a member. Quail Ridge bookstore will sell books for McCreery to sign, and he will be doing a Q&A and performing a brief acoustic set.

Go Big or Go Home narrates McCreery’s journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million across America tuning in to see him win season ten of “American Idol” to building a successful country music career. McCreery shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family and friends have had on a humble guy who keeps asking “why me?” This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and moving on to launch the musical career he had always dreamed about.

Go Big or Go Home (ISBN 9780310345220, hardcover) retails at $24.99 and goes on sale from Zondervan May 3, 2016. It is currently available for pre-order at,,, and

Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 as the winner of “American Idol” Season 10, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars. Now 22 years old, the talented singer/songwriter has sold more than 2.5 million albums. He made history as both the youngest artist and the first male country artist to debut his first studio album atop the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart with his Platinum-certified album Clear as Day.  All three of his albums have debuted at No. 1 on a Billboard chart including the Gold-certified Christmas with Scotty McCreery and his most recent album, See You Tonight.  He has achieved one Gold (the Top Ten hit “Feelin’ It”) and three Platinum-certified singles (“The Trouble with Girls,” “I Love You This Big,” and the Top Ten hit “See You Tonight”). McCreery has earned the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year Award (2011), CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year (for “The Trouble with Girls” in 2012), American Country Award for New Artist of the Year (2011) and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2013), and a BMI Award for writing one of the Top 50 Country Songs of 2015 (“See You Tonight”). The readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine voted him “Country Music’s Sexiest Man 2015” and the readers of the Los Angeles Times named him the “Best American Idol.” For more information, please visit Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Zondervan is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications.  Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, Mich.  For additional information, please visit

Metal Church returns to Cleveland

METAL CHURCH – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Agora 4/6/2016

Vanderhoof and Unger

April 6th marked the return to Cleveland by the legendary band METAL CHURCH. A revitalized band with the return of Mike Howe ( 20 year absence) on vocals fulfilled the anticipated fans. It was really great to see this band in action with Howe on vocals and Chris Caffery filling in on lead guitar. It was evident from the beginning of the show that these guys were excited and having fun on stage together. There were smiles on all their faces and the crowd reacted positively to this. For having Chris Caffery jump on board in a short period and to fill the shoes make his add-in

Chris Caffery – Cleveland

perfect. You can feel the chemistry between them and they were extremely tight. The highlight was indeed Mike Howe, his voice was incredible, he made the hairs on the back of your neck raise by his adoring vocals. You could close your eyes and remember when you was a kid listening to tracks off “The Dark”, “Blessing in Disguise, and “The Human Factor” and just smile. The new material went over great and he was spot on.

Kurdt Vanderhoof – Cleveland – photo by Dom Rini

Overall: 10/10 This show was tremendous from beginning to end. The highlights, Mike Howe in top form, the band had a strong chemistry and was tight, Chris Caffery fit in great, Jeff Plate put on a drum clinic, Steve Unger had great control of the stage and performed great and his back up vocals were top notch. The Riffmaster General Kurdt Vanderhoof, well what can you say he is a master and will always be one! There were a few songs that I really looked forward to hearing that was cut out probably due to the new material such as the songs “Metal Church”, and “Ton of Bricks.” With or without them this show was still the best of the year!

Mike Howe

METAL CHURCH Cleveland Setlist
1. Fake Healer
2. In Mourning
3. Start the Fire
4. Reset
5. Gods of Second Chance
6. Date with Poverty
7. No Tomorrow
8. Watch the Children Pray
9. No Friend of Mine
10. Killing Your Time
11. Beyond the Black

12. Badlands
13. The Human Factor

From L-R- Frank, Jason Causely, Michael Strong and Dom Rini

Pierce The Veil, “Misadventures” Physical Pre-Order Now Available

LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, March 31, 2016 — Pierce The Veil’s upcoming album

Misadventures, set for a May 13 release (Fearless Records) is now available for physical pre-orders. Starting immediately, fans can log onto to reserve their copy of the new album.

In addition to pre-ordering the stand-alone CD, fans in North America, Europe, the UK and Australia can choose from eight different bundles that offer exclusive items such as Misadventures on debossed red vinyl, a selection of t-shirts and tank tops, a pin set, a PTV flag, and many other items. The Misadventures’ “Top Bundle” Box Set comes in its own special PTV suitcase and includes a 200-page, hardbound journal featuring vocalist Vic Fuentes’ lyrics, sketches and studio journals. The “Top Bundle” Box Set is available only through the physical pre-order.

All physical Misadventures pre-orders will include a free, instant-grat download of two of the album’s tracks, the brand new “Texas is Forever” and “The Divine Zero.” PTV premiered “Texas is Forever” less than a week ago and the song has already been streamed nearly a half-million times.

Misadventures is the follow up to the band’s 2012 breakthrough album Collide With The Sky that has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide. The band – Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fuentes drums – recorded Misadventures on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, working again with producer Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide.

Check out the eight Misadventures bundles below:

Box Set, Top Bundle – $178

Misadventures case

Misadventures CD
– 200-page hardbound journal featuring Vic Fuentes’ lyrics, sketches, studio journals
– Cup
– Bandana
– Viewfinder
– Button Pack
– Necklace
Bundle 2: $70
Misadventures CD
– “Misadventures Saw” T-shirt
– Pin set
– Flag
– Vinyl
Bundle 3: $70
Misadventures CD
– Album Art T-shirt (white)
– Pin set
– Flag
– Vinyl
Bundle 4: $54
Misadventures CD
– “Misadventures Saw” T-shirt
– Pin set
– Flag
Bundle 5: $54
Misadventures CD
– Album Art T-shirt (white)
– Pin set
– Flag
Bundle 6: $54
Misadventures CD
– “Texas Is Forever” Tank (girls)
– Pin set
– Flag
Bundle 7: $54
Misadventures CD
– “Texas Is Forever” Tank (guys)
– Pin set
– Flag
Bundle 8: $26
Misadventures CD
– Album Art T-shirt (white)
Stand Alone:
– Misadventures CD: $12
– Shirts/Tanks: $15
– Vinyl: $18

Warped Tour 2016 dates announcement and bands

Ronnie Radke – Falling in Reverse – Warped Tour 2015 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH (photo by Dom Rini)

The day has come and its been long awaited. The lineup and the stage lineup are posted. Pretty interested to see some old blood back on the tour this year.


Lineup: Vans Warped Tour – 2016
Falling In Reverse • Four Year Strong • Good Charlotte • Issues • Less Than Jake • Mayday Parade • New Found Glory • Pepper • Real Friends • Reel Big Fish • Set It Off • Sleeping With Sirens • State Champs • Sum 41 • The Maine • The Story So Far • The Summer Set • 3OH!3 • Tonight Alive • We The Kings • Yellowcard • Atreyu • Bullet For My Valentine • Chelsea Grin • coldrain • Crown The Empire • Cruel Hand • Every Time I Die • From Ashes To New • Gideon • Ice Nine Kills • In Hearts Wake • Motionless In White • Oceans Ate Alaska • The Color Morale • The Word Alive
Vanna • Veil Of Maya • Volumes • Whitechapel • Against The Current • Assuming We Survive • Ballyhoo! • Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! • Emarosa • Ghost Town • I See Stars • Knuckle Puck • Masked Intruder • Prof • ROAM • SECRETS • Sykes • Teenage Bottlerocket • The Heirs • The Interrupters • Too Close To Touch • Waterparks • Young Guns • Avion Roe • Bad Seed Rising • Broadside • Cane Hill • Capsize • Dash Ten • First To Eleven • Hail The Sun • Like Pacific • More To Monroe • Mother Feather • Old Wounds • Palaye Royale • Reckless Serenade • Safe To Say • SayWeCanFly • Silent Planet • The New Low • Wage War • With Confidence


Bowling For Soup – photo by Dom Rini
Warped Tour ’15
Courage My Love – Warped Tour 2015 Cleveland – photo by Dom Rini


June 24 Dallas, TX
June 25 San Antonio, TX
June 26 Houston, TX
June 27 New Orleans, LA
June 29 Nashville, TN
June 30 Atlanta, GA
July 1 St. Petersburg, FL
July 2 Orlando, FL
July 3 West Palm Beach, FL
July 5 Charlotte, NC
July 6 Virginia Beach, VA
July 7 Syracuse, NY
July 8 Camden, NJ
July 9 Wantagh, NY
July 10 Hartford, CT
July 11 Scranton, PA
July 13 Mansfield, MA
July 14 Darien Center, NY
July 15 Pittsburgh, PA
July 16 Columbia, MD
July 17 Holmdel, NJ
July 19 Indianapolis, IN
July 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 21 Cincinnati, OH
July 22 Detroit, MI
July 23 Chicago, IL
July 24 Shakopee, MN
July 26 Milwaukee, WI
July 27 St. Louis, MO
July 28 Bonners Spring, KS
July 30 Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 Denver, CO
Aug. 2 Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 3 Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 5 San Diego, CA
Aug. 6 San Francisco, CA
Aug. 7 Pomona, CA
Aug. 9 Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 Boise, ID
Aug. 12 Auburn, WA
Aug. 13 Portland, OR

Y&T and Global Warning to play The Agora on March 10th

yttY&T will make their return visit to the Northcoast this Thursday March 10th at the Cleveland Agora. Tickets are still available but are going fast.

Opening act is Julia S. Robert’s Global Warning.









Doors open at 6pm


The Agora Ballroom

5000 Euclid Avenue,

Cleveland, OH

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