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Day in Rock Report for 04/02/2024

Foreigner have added a new fall let to their farewell tour that will feature special guests Loverboy and Lita Ford on select dates. Vanessa Menkes Communications sent over the following details:

After one last show with Styx and John Waite in Memphis on September 20, the tour is set to continue on September 23, 2024, at West Virginia's Charleston Civic Center. (continue)

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The 2024 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night.

"I think this lineup is one of the top five best in the festival's history," says Scott Lee, founder of the festival. "It will appeal to all fans of all genres of extreme music." (continue)

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Goose have announced more headlining tour dates in 2024. The newly announced run begins at Holmdel, NJ's PNC Bank Art Center on September 1, and continues through the 28th, ending at the Frost Amphitheater in Stanford, CA. The band recently confirmed a summer headline tour and are about to embark on their first shows with new drummer Cotter Ellis, taking place over four nights at Port Chester, NY's Capitol Theatre, April 7 - 10.

The band will then perform at Solshine Festival over Memorial Day weekend prior to the summer headline tour which gets underway June 4-5 with a two-night stand at St. Louis, MO's The Factory and continuing through a special homecoming show at New Haven, CT's Westville Music Bowl on June 30. Highlights include a three-night run at Atlanta, GA's historic Fox Theatre (June 20-22), two-night stands at Greenwood Village, Colorado's Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre (June 7-8) and Portland, ME's Thompson's Point (June 25-26), and shows at such famed venues as Forest Hills, NY's Forest Hills Stadium (June 29). Additional dates will be announced soon. (continue)

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AXS TV have shared a trailer for their new series that explores the unsettling scandals, shocking secrets, and infamous moments that have captivated generations of rock enthusiasts, in the new original series Music Mayhem-premiering Monday, April 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

Music Mayhem cuts past the fame, glamour, and larger-than-life personas to shed light on the sordid landscape of rock n' roll. The inaugural season presents 12 30-minute episodes, where a rotating panel of artists and experts share the gritty details behind some of rock's most bitter feuds, crazy couples, inspiring redemption stories, unconventional collaborations, the 27 Club, and so much more. On hand to provide insight into each week's subjects is a slate of industry insiders and aficionados, including fan-favorite music expert Matt Pinfield, music journalist Lyndsey Parker, and Vixen guitarist Britt Lightning, as well as TV and radio personalities Kat Corbett, Nicole Alvarez, Mayra Dias Gomes, Josh Bernstein, Caity Babs, Steve Covino, and Greg Beharrell, among others. (continue)

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters have shared "Thunderbird," the new single off their 12th studio album, Her Way Out, due May 31st on their own Big Records.

In discussing the new single, Todd Park Mohr said, "Inspired by the film American Graffiti, "Thunderbird" is a collection of one-liners from the film, knit together with a beat poet vibe - No one catches the Thunderbird in the end. It has an AC/DC-like guitar riff and a cinematic style vocal. "Thunderbird rising at the edge of town", it's all about drag racing and love never caught. "Spread out your wings and fly" - we know you will like this song." (continue)

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BIG SPECIAL are sharing 'BLACK DOG / WHITE HORSE', the latest single from their forthcoming debut album 'POSTINDUSTRIAL HOMETOWN BLUES', out May 10th via SO Recordings. It's their first official single since they revealed "DUST OFF / START AGAIN", which remains on the BBC 6 Music playlist.

"BLACK DOG / WHITE HORSE" showcases BIG SPECIAL at their most brooding and contemplative, walking a tightrope of deliberation as lead singer Joe Hicklin brings his stirring vocals to a song that charts the path from fear to salvation. (continue)

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Canadian rock band Coney Hatch is thrilled to announce that its live album, 'Postcard from Germany', will be available on vinyl for the first time ever via Anthem Records. The limited-edition vinyl pressing will be available for purchase on April 20, 2024, as part of Record Store Day. Each album has been autographed by the band, with only 300 units available.

Recorded LIVE at HEAT Festival in Ludwigsburg, Postcard from Germany also features two newly recorded releases, "It's About A Girl" and "Heaven's on the Other Side". A Cream Vinyl with Turquoise Splatter Variant will be a Record Store Day exclusive. (continue)

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Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) today released the Kindle edition of his debut memoir, Red Letter Days, via Washed Up Books; order it now at Amazon here (ad). The digital edition also features 22 rare and never-before-seen photographs of the period by Michael Dubin and Paul Drake.

Following West Coast dates and performances at SXSW, Pryor will play several intimate living room gigs across the Midwest in April, including two shows in Chicago. (continue)

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Metallica won the Rock Album Of The Year for "72 Seasons" at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards with Linkin Park's "Lost" single, a rediscovered track featuring late frontman Chester Bennington, won Rock Single Of The Year.

Organizers shared a video from Metallica accepting the award, which was announced prior to the actual awards event that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Monday night (April 1st). (continue)

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Due to spectacular demand, Jeff Lynne's ELO has added second nights in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles on the band's final tour dubbed "The Over and Out Tour". The 31-date trek, produced by Live Nation, is set to embark on August 24 with a kickoff performance in Palm Desert, CA then travels across major cities in North America.

For the newly added shows, Artist Presale will begin on Wednesday, April 3 @ 10am local time and the general onsale will start on Friday, April 5 @ 10am local time. Exclusive VIP experiences for the new dates will be available April 3rd at 10am local. Tickets for all other shows are on sale now. (continue)

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In support of the American Red Cross, Black Veil Brides are hosting a virtual blood drive during the U.S. Bleeders Tour, inspired by the band's forthcoming single "Bleeders."

The tour kicks off on April 25 in San Francisco and runs through May 25 in Los Angeles. Dark Divine, Creeper, and Ghostkid will appear. We encourage everyone to go here to pledge a donation today. Every pint of blood has the potential to save as many as three lives, so this combined effort between the band and fans can have a profound impact. (continue)

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Dashboard Confessional, announced their 2024 Fall tour featuring special guests BOYS LIKE GIRLS and Taylor Acorn. Produced by Live Nation, the 28-city tour kicks off on September 10 at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, making stops across the U.S. in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and more before wrapping up in Irving, TX, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on October 27.

Tickets will be available starting with Citi presale (details below) beginning Tuesday, April 2. Saints and Sailors presale and VIP packages are available starting Tuesday, April 2. Artist presale begins Wednesday, April 3. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, April 5 at 10am local time at dashboardconfessional.com. (continue)

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It all began 10 years ago for 3x GRAMMY Award-winners Dan + Shay, with the release of their celebrated debut Where It All Began on April 1, 2014. In honor of every incredible moment they've celebrated over the past decade, fans will now be able to enjoy Where It All Began on vinyl for the very first time.

Autographed limited edition blue splatter vinyl can be purchased through their online merch store now (here.) with a standard physical vinyl version arriving at retail stores everywhere April 26. (continue)

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Alt-country pioneers Old 97's released "Somebody," the final pre-release single to be pulled from their 13th studio album American Primitive that will be released this Friday, April 5 via ATO Records.

The band has also announced a lengthy 20+ date summer tour that will kick off in July and make stops in Boston, New York, Washington D.C. and many more. Additionally, the band kicks off their west coast tour in Santa Fe, NM tomorrow before making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and many more. (continue)

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An ambient reimagining of the deafeningly assaultive Lou Reed original, METAL MACHINE MUSIC, is due out on May 3rd. METAL MACHINE MUZAK is a new take on Reed's seminal, brilliantly divisive release. True to the original, METAL MACHINE MUZAK features four long-form tracks, each clocking in at 16 minutes and 1 second, by four top-shelf indie rock luminaries: Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh), Cory Hanson (Wand), W. Cullen Hart (The Olivia Tremor Control) and Mark Robinson (Unrest). Click here to experience a taste of METAL MACHINE MUZAK.

METAL MACHINE MUZAK will be available in two different configurations: digital-only or double vinyl plus digital. The double-LP gatefold configuration will be pressed on 180-gram colored vinyl, and is limited to an exclusive numbered run of 300 copies, only 90 of which will be available for purchase online. (continue)

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Psychedelic husband and wife duo Dream Machine (Matthew and Doris Melton) just released their new single and video "What Do You Believe", and to celebrate they tell us about the track and visual. Here is the story:

Doris said of the song: What do you believe is the actual truth about this life we're all living so casually? As you wake up from the hypnotic routine we all tend to slip into, what does it all really mean? Who and what are we? What do we believe to be the actual truths of this apparent reality? (continue)

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