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Darius Rucker announces benefit for St Jude Children’s Hospital

Nine years since visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and pledging his support, Darius Rucker has announced the date for his eighth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert, sponsored by State Water Heaters. The event, which leads into CMA Music Festival week, takes place Monday, June 5 and will be held for the FIRST time at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

“This concert is a real highlight for me every year,” Rucker said. “And I couldn’t do it without the support of my friends who turn out to perform, tell stories and make this a memorable night for the fans, who are here from around the world.”

The event has received an overwhelming response in past years, with sellouts year-after-year and more than $800,000 raised for St. Jude. Friends performing with Rucker in past years have included Luke Bryan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) and Kenny Rogers, among others. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced in the coming weeks.

Rucker made a commitment to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® after touring the campus in 2008 and is recognized worldwide for the lifesaving mission.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions. Events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Tickets to “Darius and Friends” will be available on Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. CT via ticketmaster.com. This year Rucker teamed up with Ticketmaster to allow supporters to become #VerifiedFans. Qualified registrants that enter by Thursday, April 13 at 10 a.m. CT will receive a unique code to ensure they can buy tickets without worrying about scalpers or bots. More info on becoming a #VerifiedFan here.

Additional sponsors of “Darius and Friends” includes CDW/Intel, GE, Hutton, Maverick, CAA and UMG/Capitol Nashville. For more information please visit www.DariusRucker.com.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

KISS’ Gene Simmons to hit Cleveland at Wizard World Con 2017 and Agora!

genesimmonsWizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, has formed a new Touring Unit in partnership with veteran music and technology executive Nick Turner. The new unit will bring vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the Wizard’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

Wizard World is proud to announce that the first venture of Wizard World Touring a joint venture production with Gene Simmons by which the legendary KISS front-man, bassist and rock icon will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” and attend five Wizard World Comic Con events as an iconic star attraction in 2017. The club venue concerts are in conjunction with appearances at conventions in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

Evening concerts are planned on Friday in each of the respective cities, with Simmons on hand each Saturday to greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct live interactive Q&A sessions at each Wizard world Comic Con.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”

John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Gene for our inaugural production by Wizard World Touring. Gene is a showman-businessman hyphenate, and there is no better entertainer whom the fans love more.” Maatta continued: “We are working very hard at Wizard World to build it into a ‘best of breed’ entertainment/live event company. Wizard World Touring is another aggressive step forward into a sector that is extremely promising for us—It is a brand new day at Wizard World. We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Nick Turner to guide us into this space.”

The agreement is the beginning of a new touring unit spearheaded by Nick Turner, which will bring entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the promotion’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every stop.

In Cleveland, fans can rock out on Saturday night, March 18, with “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at Agora Theater (5000 Euclid Ave.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $29.95 in advance at http://agoracleveland.com and http://www.wizardworld.com and $35 at the door, with special meet-and-greet packages also available. Venues, times and pricing for other cities to be announced closer to those respective shows.

Simmons, who was a big hit in his first Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Richmond in 2016, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Portland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

Rock on the Range 2017 Update

rotrIf you have been on the fence about getting your tickets to this years Rock on the Range in Columbus, Oh you need to do it now! It is almost totally sold out and will have to wait another year to be a part of the madness.

Taking place at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio between May 19 through 21, the festival will see over 50 bands take the stage, including powerhouse headliners in Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn.

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REVOCATION Drop New Song “Profanum Vulgus” New Studio Video Available

Revocation - Great Is Our Sin

As REVOCATION near closer to the release of their latest masterpiece Great is Our Sin, the band is pleased to debut another track entitled “Profanum Vulgus”.  The song, which was first heard with an exclusive interview with frontman Dave Davidson on the Metal Sucks Podcast earlier this week, can be heard HERE.

 

REVOCATION has also released a video providing in-depth footage from the recording process of Great Is Our Sin.  Watch the video HERE.

 

Having delivered five killer albums boasting some of the most potent, technical and abrasive metal unleashed over the last decade, it would be easy for REVOCATION to sit back and rest upon their laurels. However, with their constant drive to push their sound ever forward and refusal to compromise their integrity, this could never be the case – and Great Is Our Sin is their most dynamic, boundary-pushing and weighty release to date.

 

The lyric video for the song “Monolithic Ignorance” can be viewed HERE.  The lyric video for  “Crumbling Imperium” is available to stream HERE.

 

Great is Our Sin is slated for a July 22nd release date via Metal Blade Records.  The first song track streaming from the album entitled “Communion” is streaming now at http://www.metalblade.com/revocation Pre-order your copy of Great is Our Sinin exclusive bundle packages there as well!

 

When it came time for the follow up to 2014’s Deathless the quartet had their work cut out for them, and their response to the challenge is a record that grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go. Never forcing anything, the songs that would comprise Great Is Our Sin came together organically, and while the members being spread all around North America would have been an impediment to some, REVOCATION drew strength from it.

 

Reuniting with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Bleeding Through), who also helmed Deathless and 2012’s Teratogenesis EP, the record packs the requisite punch, yet retains the organic feel with which it was conceived.  Known for their technical prowess, the band remained dedicated to upping the ante without ever losing sight of the importance of good songwriting.

 

Regardless of the state of the world, nothing is going to slow REVOCATION down any time soon. Whilst the lineup has changed over the ten years the band has been in existence, Davidson’s passion has never waned, and they are arguably sounding better than ever as they look toward the future. “We can’t wait to bring these songs out on the road and perform them for different audiences all over the world. Great Is Our Sin is a new chapter for the band, and collectively we feel that it is our defining record to date.”

 

In support of Great Is Our Sin, REVOCATION will be hitting the road this summer as part of the Summer Slaughter tour alongside Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial, Suffocation, Carnifex, Krisiun, Slaughter to Prevail and Ingested.  The tour kicks July 23rd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and runs through August 21st in Atlanta, GA.  A complete list of dates can be found below.

 

Great Is Our Sin Track Listing:

  1. Arbiters of The Apocalypse
  2. Theatre of Horror
  3. Monolithic Ignorance
  4. Crumbling Imperium
  5. Communion
  6. The Exaltation
  7. Profanum Vulgus
  8. Copernican Heresy
  9. Only the Spineless Survive
  10. Cleaving Giants of Ice

 

REVOCATION Line-up

David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals

Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals

Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals

Ash Pearson – Drums

 

Summer Slaughter Tour 2016:

7/23: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

7/24: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

7/26: Knoxville, TN @ The International

7/27: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

7/28: New York, NY @ Webster Hall

7/29: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

7/30: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

7/31: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre

8/2: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze

8/3: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

8/5: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

8/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

8/8: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

8/10: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

8/11: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

8/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

8/13: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

8/15: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

8/16: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room

8/17: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

8/19: Richmond, VA @ The National (B4BQ)

8/20: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
8/21: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

 

REVOCATION online:

http://www.revocationband.com

http://www.facebook.com/revocation

http://www.twitter.com/revocation

http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

Get Cool with TWIZTID this Summer Official Sodas Now Available in Madrox’s “Sour Apple Sludge” and Monoxide’s “Redrum Strawberry”

Twiztid Soda

Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Royal Crown…we’re gonna hypnotize ’em, murderize, then knock ’em down… All other mainstream sodas better watch out, because the underground now has its own soda pop – new TWIZTID sodas are here! After teasing the drinks for the past few months, the demented duo are thrilled to announce the release of their two official TWIZTID soda flavors, Madrox’s “Sour Apple Sludge” and Monoxide’s “Redrum Strawberry”. The sodas are available for purchase in packs of four via www.Twiztid-Shop.com now! TWIZTID‘s new sodas are powered by DeadWorld premium Zombie Soda.

 

“One of our company highlights was aligning with TWIZTID to cross promote DeadWorld Zombie Soda with their fans. Their product creativity and their enthusiasm in promotion have exposed DeadWorld Zombie Soda to thousands of people. We look forward to working TWIZTID in many new promotion concepts,” statesPaul Burke, CEO of DeadWorld Soda.

 

TWIZTID and I tasted these flavors months ago and we stand behind the fact that these are the BEST tasting pops out there! They mix well with alcohol and taste amazing on their own,” adds George Vlahakis, CEO of Majik Ninja Entertainment.

 

These new sodas are out just in time for TWIZTID‘s upcoming re-release of their most coveted album to date, 2003’s The Green Book, set to hit stores on August 19, 2016. After acquiring the rights to this instant classic, TWIZTID immediately sought out to re-distribute it in refreshed CD and vinyl formats, which you can also pre-order via www.Twiztid-Shop.com.

 

What is surely TWIZTID‘s most requested out of print album, The Green Book features guest appearances from Shaggy 2 Dope, E-40, Esham, Tech N9ne, Violent J, Layzie Bone, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa and Bushwick Bill and originally debuted at #52 on the Billboard charts nearly 13 years ago. Sit back, pop open a TWIZTID soda and enjoy some tunes!

 

TWIZTID recently announced their massive 2016 fall tour, the “Spooktacular Horror Show”, beginning on September 28 in Minneapolis, MN and visiting 30+ cities before coming to a close on Halloween night in Sauget, IL. The “Spooktacular Horror Show” tour will feature special guests Mac Lethal, Zodiac Mprint (Blaze and The R.O.C.), Lex The Hex Master, Menage 2 Sobriety and Godz Of Kaos.

 

Tickets and VIP Packages are on sale via www.Twiztid-Shop.com. VIP Packages include a pre-show Meet and Greet with TWIZTID, Zodiac Mprint and Lex The Hex Master. They also include a VIP pass, 24×36 poster, hat pin, Majik Ninja Entertainment sampler, Get Twiztid CD, Mutant Remixed And Remastered CD, TWIZTID live DVD and three black and white 8×10 promotional photos that VIP’s can get signed by TWIZTID at the VIP Meet and Greet.

 

See below for currently confirmed “Spooktacular Horror Show” dates.

 

TWIZTID on the “Spooktacular Horror Show” 2016 Fall Tour

9/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

9/29 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

9/30 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre

10/1 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre

10/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/4 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

10/6 Los Angeles, CA @ Union

10/7 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

10/8 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

10/9 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market Event Center

10/11 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/12 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall

10/13 Marietta, GA @ The 120 Tavern and Music Hall

10/14 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

10/15 Boonsboro, MD @ Boonsboro Event Center

10/16 Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium

10/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre

10/18 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

10/20 Canandaigua, NY @ Vpub at The Villager

10/22 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre

10/23 Newport, KY @ Madison Theater [NEW VENUE!]

10/24 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse [NEW DATE!]

10/25 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at the International

10/26 Columbus, OH @ The Alrosa Villa

10/27 Louisville, TN @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/28 Kokomo, IN @ Front Row Live

10/29 Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater

10/30 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre

10/31 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

 

 

About TWIZTID:

For over two decades, TWIZTID – the cult-phenom brainchild of diabolical duo Jamie Madrox and Monoxide – has infectiously meshed flavors of rap, rock and beyond while fervidly moonlighting as the sonic manifestation of a Hollywood horror flick. TWIZTID‘s most recent album, The Darkness, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #29, marking their 11th overall album debut on the chart. The Darkness marks the Detroit, Michigan natives’ first Billboard debut since the launch of their independently owned and operated label, Majik Ninja Entertainment. Order your copy of The Darkness now via www.TwiztidShop.com.

 

For more information on TWIZTID, please visit:

www.Twiztid.com

www.Twitter.com/TweetMeSoHard

www.Facebook.com/Twiztid

www.TwiztidShop.com *official webstore*

www.Instagram.com/OfficialTwiztid

www.youtube.com/officialtwiztid

 

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