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Day in Rock Report for 02/06/2024

A number of his friends and fellow music stars have paid tribute to country music icon Toby Keith who passed away on Monday at the age of 62. 2911 sent over the following: The "Shock'n Y'all" and "Red Solo Cup" singer had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and started treatments in fall 2021. He had surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the course of his cancer battle.

"Toby Keith has gone home. This is very sad news. We loved and respected him on every level and whispered many a prayer for him as he fought this illness. God must have needed a big-hearted Oklahoma singing boy for the great choir. Well, he got one. RIP Toby Keith." - The Oak Ridge Boys (continue)

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Deep Purple unleashed one of the best guitar riffs since the invention of rock and roll with "Smoke On The Water," a song dubbed the Beethoven's 5th of hard rock. Since its 1972 debut on Machine Head, the song and the album have left an indelible mark on music, inspiring countless bands around the world.

Warner Records and Rhino Entertainment honor the album's enormous legacy with a comprehensive version introducing new mixes and previously unreleased live recordings. MACHINE HEAD: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on March 29 as a 3-CD/LP/Blu-ray. (continue)

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Portugal. The Man appear to be having so much fun on the road that they have just announced that they will be launching an additional U.S. headline tour this summer in support of their 2023 album, "Chris Black Changed My Life".

The summer tour dates are set to kick off on May 1st in Wilmington, NC at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater and will wrap up on July 17th in Missoula, MT at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater. (continue)

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Goose have released "Ted Tapes 2024" an album comprised of instrumental improvisations captured during the auditions for their brand new drummer Cotter Ellis and have announced their summer tour plans.

Ellis will make his live debut with the band at Solshine Festival over Memorial Day weekend (May 24 - 26) in Chillicothe, IL, which comes ahead of their summer tour that will launch with a two night stand at The Factory in St. Louis, MO on May 4th and 5th. (continue)

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Metal veterans Accept have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, entitled "Humanoid", on April 26, 2024, with the first single and video to premiere on February 28.

"Humanoid" was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by critically acclaimed heavy metal producer Andy Sneap. (continue)

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Punk rock icons T.S.O.L. have announced that they will be releasing their ninth studio album A-Side Graffiti, on February 27, 2024 via Kitten Robot Records and have shared the first single "Swimming". Reybee sent over the following details:

"I think it's important for a band to keep pushing... trying new things," says Jack Grisham, vocalist for legendary SoCal punk band T.S.O.L. "If not, you might as well do the county fair circuit... not that there's anything wrong with that. You've got to make a living somehow!" For T.S.O.L., that "new thing" is A-Side Graffiti. The 12-track explosion of force was produced by Paul Roessler (The Screamers, Nina Hagan, Josie Cotton). (continue)

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Powerwolf have announced their very first full North American tour which will take place this summer and will feature support from their label mates Unleash The Archers.

The tour will launch in Los Angeles, CA at The Hollywood Palladium on August 29 and visit a slew of major North American cities, coming to an end in Laval, QC at Place Bell on September 15. (continue)

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Dethklok have announced that they will be launching a North American tour this spring dubbed The Mutilation on a Spring Night Tour that will feature support from DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon.

The Mutilation on a Spring Night Tour is set to launch on April 7th in Myrtle Beach, SC, at the House of Blues and will finish on May 3rd where it wraps up in Portland, OR, at the Roseland Theatre. (continue)

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Sum 41's Cone McCaslin is launching a new radio show called "Cone's Cave" via the idobi Radio platform with the premiere episode set for next Monday, February 12 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT.

The idobi Network sent over these details: this weekly series promises in-depth conversations with fellow musicians in a variety of genres, including punk, metal, rock, etc., as well as interviews with actors/actresses, athletes, and more. It's a guaranteed good time! (continue)

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The Dollyrots have released a lyric video for their track "Can't Tell You Why" from their recent album release Night Owls and have revealed the dates for a spring tour that will feature support from Gymshorts.

Kelly Ogden said of the song, "This one's for anyone who's felt alone or experienced depression in solitude. Not knowing why you're feeling so down but very much knowing it's real and tangible. (continue)

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Felicity is excited to announce details of their first new music of 2024. The band will be releasing "CHARLIE SHEEN", featuring Jon Lundin of Point North, on February 21 via Zodhiac Records.

"The world is truly a crazy place. We started this band in the garage of Damien's parents, and I remember we used to jam Point North's cover of 'Hammer' for fun to warm up and goof around. Back then, they were an up-and-coming band with such a unique sound that we always admired," says guitarist Drew Rapier. "This journey has been so INSANE! It's hard to believe that we are collaborating with Point North a few years later and releasing one of our favorite songs we've ever created, 'CHARLIE SHEEN.'" (continue)

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Michael Franti & Spearhead announce the first leg of their Togetherness Tour that will take them across the U.S., including stops at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Tortuga Music Festival and a return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The tour will include special guests Stephen Marley and Trevor Hall, as well as Niko Moon, Bombargo and Ripe on select dates. Pre-sales will begin tomorrow, Feb. 7 at noon local time and general on sale will begin Friday, Feb. 9 at 10am local time at MichaelFranti.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.

Franti & Spearhead's latest album Big Big Love, dubbed by American Songwriter as "an energizing batch of songs that spotlight the common threads that connect us," features 17 tracks all cowritten by Franti, with the tour's name derived from the record's most important takeaway - TOGETHERNESS. (continue)

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Country music icon Toby Keith passed away on Monday (February 5th) after a battle with stomach cancer, according to his official social media pages. He was 62-years-old.

His team broke the sad news to fans with the following message, "Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time." (continue)

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Lamb of God and Mastodon have announced that they will be teaming up to launch a coheadline trek dubbed the Ashes Of Leviathan Tour that will feature support from Slayer icon Kerry King's new solo band and Malevolence, with Unearth appearing on select dates.

The North American arena and amphitheater Ashes Of Leviathan Tour will be kicking off July 19 in Grand Prairie, TX at the Texas Trust CU Theatre and will conclude on August 31st in Omaha, NE at the Astro Amphitheater. (continue)

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Incubus have announced that they will be hitting the road this summer for a U.S. Arena Tour that will find them playing their acclaimed 2001 album "Morning View", along with other songs from their career.

The tour will also include special guests Coheed and Cambria and will be launched on August 23 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and will run through September 12th where it wraps up at the Chase Center in San Francisco. (continue)

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Comeback Kid have released a new song and music video called 'Disruption.' The track is the second single from their forthcoming "Trouble EP", which will arrive on March 15th.

The video features footage captured during the band's recent European tour. vocalist Andrew Neufeld said of the song, "'Disruption' serves as our call to arms type song. It's about just getting through the next day, or the next step because it could all come crashing down at any given moment." (continue)

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The Church and The Afghan Whigs have announced that they will be teaming up for a coheadline tour of North America this summer that will feature special guest Ed Harcourt.

They will launch the 17-date trek on June 18th in Glenside, PA at Keswick Theatre and will conclude the tour on July 13th in Los Angeles, CA at the Theatre @ Ace Hotel. (continue)

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Up-and-coming Americana artist Evan Boyer just released "Home To You", a track from his forthcoming album, "The Devil in Me". To celebrate, we asked Evan to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

I'm incredibly flawed, I constantly make missteps, but I'm always trying to be better. And with all that, my wife has loved me and dealt with my baggage (booze, depression, mental health, etc.). So I knew I wanted a track on this album to acknowledge and celebrate the people who have unwavering love for people like me. (continue)

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