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Day in Rock Report for 06/08/2023

Social Distortion announce that they have postponed their upcoming North American headlining tour due to the stage-one tonsil cancer diagnosis of vocalist Mike Ness. As he recovers from a recent surgery, the band is also temporarily halting the recording process of their eighth studio album. The previously announced tour, set to kick off on June 30th with support from fellow California rockers The Bellrays, is now being rescheduled for future dates.

Check out the emotional statement from Ness: "We think that life is going to go according to our plan, but it has a way of saying 'I don't think so!' In the midst of pre-production, I was diagnosed with stage one tonsil cancer. I was feeling well enough to continue with recording in the studio up until the very day before surgery. The band and I were so inspired and excited to lay down these tracks, which by the way sound f-ing AWESOME! (continue)

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Nickelback announced 16 additional dates on their upcoming 2023 Get Rollin' Tour featuring Brantley Gilbert, in support of their most recent 10th studio album, Get Rollin'.

Produced by Live Nation, the massive run will now hit 53 cities this summer across North America. New cities include Camden, NJ, Virginia Beach, VA, Charlotte, NC, Tulsa, OK, Austin, TX, Cincinnati, OH, Kansas City, MO and more. (continue)

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Alternative Industrial rockers Filter have announced a series of headline dates across mainland Europe and the U.K. celebrating the release of new music and the band's formation 30 years ago. It is Filter's first tour in the region in 8 years.

"It's been way too long since Filter has been back to Europe," said Filter's Richard Patrick. "Some of my greatest touring memories have been performing in the U.K. and across Europe. I'm so proud of our new record, I cannot wait to share with everyone over there." (continue)

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary, enigmatic metal/noise rock trio Today Is The Day has confirmed multiple live events on both US and European soil for the months ahead while the band's new album and more are being finalized for release.

Today Is The Day will kick things off with a show in the band's home state of Maine, playing Portland this Sunday, June 11th as a warm-up show for their trip to Europe. The band will play a show in Brussels, Belgium on June 13th, followed by a set at the massive Hellfest gathering in Clisson, France on the 15th. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica can be seen rocking their "72 Seasons" single, "Lux AEterna", in newly-released pro-shot video from a May 28 show in Hamburg, Germany.

First issued last fall, the song served as the lead single for the group's eleventh studio album ahead of its release in April. Produced by Greg Fidelman, and band members James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, "72 Seasons" is the group's first studio set since 2016's "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct." (continue)

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Steelheart frontman Miljenko Matijevic has been forced to postpone some upcoming tour dates due to complications from a recent surgery. Following the surgery, doctors found a hole in his heart, known as a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale).

Much like those of Bret Michaels (Poison) and Hailey Baldwin-Bieber, the PFO caused a mini-stroke. The good news is that his physicians caught it in time, and his health and overall condition are improving steadily. (continue)

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Hillbilly Vegas announced that they will be hitting the road with Ted Nugent this summer on the 'Adios Mofo '23 Tour'. Ted has announced that his 2023 summer tour will be his last.

"We are thrilled to be a part of Ted's Adios Mofo '23 farewell tour. Ted is rock royalty and his songs are a huge part of the soundtrack for millions of rock n roll fans all over the world. It's such an honor to support Ted and to connect with music fans across America this summer," says Steve Harris, vocalist. (continue)

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Rock veterans The Guess Who have released a music video for their latest single, "Headline". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Plein D'Amour".

Derek Sharp, songwriter and lead vocalist, had this to say about the latest single "Headline," "Headlines are inherently orchestrated, recurring one-liners regurgitated by our media. They are negative in nature and most of the time.... verbatim en masse. Something genuine, uplifting and inspiring is the path forward. This dusty old review could use a new headline." (continue)

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Municipal Waste have announced a UK headline tour for October this year, with support coming from Gel and Undeath. The band are currently prepping for a packed month of European festival performances and club shows, kicking off this week with performances at Download Festival and Into The Grave.

Tony Foresta commented, "Its been way too long since The Waste has done a proper UK headliner. To say we are excited is an understatement. We couldn't even wait till after Download to tell everyone. (continue)

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Groundbreaking Indonesian all-girl rock/metal trio Voice Of Baceprot (VOB) are excited to take the next big step in their journey and have announced details about their debut North American tour this fall including a performance at the Head In the Clouds festival at Brookside At The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on August 6.

The "RETAS American Tour 2023" will kick off on August 3 at El Cid in Los Angeles and see the girls headline 11 shows across the country including a stop on August 13 at Gramercy Theatre in NYC before returning to the West Coast for their final stop on August 19 in San Diego. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 9 at 10 A.M. local time. (continue)

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Multi-talented singer-songwriter, composer and producer Abby Posner embraces her genre-fluid blend of Americana, folk, indie pop and punk rock and frames it with her very own introspective "queer love story" on her upcoming second solo album Second Chances.

Due out August 11, the self-written, recorded and produced album will mark the Los Angeles-based artist's first release via Blackbird Record Label. It was inspired by a major breakup and relays themes of resilience, patience, acceptance, self-awareness, and rebuilding. (continue)

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Gabby & The Gondolas just released their new single "Steamed Rice", from their forthcoming debut album. To celebrate we asked mastermind Kyle Neveau to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This was actually the very last song I wrote for our debut album, Pollyanna, which comes out August 16th. I write most of my songs on acoustic guitar, and after messing around with them for a while I usually have a good idea which direction I want to take them, but I really didn't for this one. (continue)

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