Northern Invasion 2018 band times unleashed

Heading to Northern Invasion next weekend? Well, there’s some major good news for you; the official band performance times have been unleashed. There will be a total of three stages during the two-day event; the Monster Main Stage, the Bug Light Stage, and the St. Croix Casino Stage. As previously announced Avenged Sevenfold will close out night one while Tool will close out the second and final night of the music festival.

Check out the full, daily lineup below.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

Monster Main Stage

9:30 p.m.  – Avenged Sevenfold
7:55 p.m. – A Perfect Circle
6:20  p.m. – Breaking Benjamin
5:05 p.m. – I Prevail
3:55 p.m. – Black Stone Cherry
2:50 p.m. – The Bronx
1:45 p.m. – Grandson

Bud Light Stage

7:10 p.m. – Parkway Drive
5:45 p.m. – Butcher Babies
4:30 p.m. – Senses Fail
3:20 p.m. – Stick to Your Guns
2:15 p.m. – Cane Hill
1:10 p.m. – Counterfeit
12:20 p.m. – Big Story

St. Croix Casino Stage

7:50 p.m. – Atreyu
6:15 p.m. – We Came as Romans
5:00 p.m. – Miss May I
3:50 p.m. – DED
2:45 p.m. – From Ashes to New
1:40 p.m.  – Dube
12:00 p.m. – Cold Kingdom

SUNDAY, MAY 13

Monster Main Stage

9:15 p.m. – Tool
7:40 p.m. – Alice in Chains
6:05 p.m. – Stone Temple Pilots
4:50 p.m. – Black Veil Brides
3:35 p.m. – Asking Alexandria
2:30 p.m. – Red Sun Rising
1:05 p.m. – 10 Years

Bud Light Stage

6:55 p.m. – The Used
5:30 p.m. – Anti-Flag
4:15 p.m. – Like a Storm
3:00 p.m. – I See Stars
1:35 p.m. – The Fever 33
12:30 p.m. – Whitney Peyton

St. Croix Casino Stage

7:35 p.m. – Andrew W.K.
6:00 p.m. – Hawthorne Heights
4:45 p.m. – Dance Gavin Dance
3:30 p.m. – The Blue Stones
2:25 p.m. – Mutoid Man
1:00 p.m. – Spirit Animal
12:00 p.m. – Joyous Wolf

The fourth annual Northern Invasion will invade the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin on May 12 and May 13. A limited number of general admission tickets are still available for the multi-day event on the music festival’s website. In addition to offering a “top-tier camping experience,” the fest will also offer the Northern Invasion Good Eats area which will include food offerings from top regional and national restaurants and vendors.

A Perfect Circle confirm ‘Eat the Elephant’ release with new song

Months after surprising fans with their first song in over a decade, A Perfect Circle have confirmed the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album. On Monday (Feb. 5), the California-founded band formally announced the title of their new album on social media. The album, the band’s first in 14 years, will be titled Eat the Elephant and is set to be released on April 20 through the band’s new home of BMG.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose,” singer Maynard James Keenan said in a press release.

“The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

In addition to unveiling the title and release date for the highly anticipated new record, the band also unleashed another new song from it. Listen to Eat the Elephant‘s third single, “TalkTalk” above.

“TalkTalk” will join previous singles “The Doomed” and “Disillusioned” on Eat the Elephant. Back in October of 2017, A Perfect Circle surprised fans with the release of “The Doomed” while “Disillusioned” was unleashed at the beginning of January just in time to usher in the new year.

Pre-orders for Eat the Elephant are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of all three singles.

In support of Eat the Elephant‘s release, A Perfect Circle previously announced a massive tour that will find them traveling all over the world during the spring and summer months. A Perfect Circle’s lengthy tour schedule will kick off on April 14 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tuscon, Arizona and wrap up on July 1 with ab appearance at Rock the Castle in Verona, Italy.

The lengthy excursion will not only feature several headlining shows of their own, but also a handful of music festivals including Coachella, Germany’s Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park, the Download Festival in Madrid and the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s tour itinerary for the spring and summertime can be seen here while the complete track listing for Eat the Elephant can be seen below.

EAT THE ELEPHANT TRACK LISTING:

1. “Eat the Elephant”
2. “Disillusioned”
3. “The Contrarian”
4. “The Doomed”
5. “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”
6. “TalkTalk”
7. “By and Down the River”
8. “Delicious”
9. “DLB”
10. “Hourglass”
11. “Feathers”
12. “Get the Lead Out”

A Perfect Circle welcomes the new year with new song

This past weekend, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan teased fans on social media by telling them to have their “headphones ready Tuesday morning” because there could be a possibility of a “New Year’s treat.” On Tuesday (Jan. 2), as promised, the California-founded supergroup unleashed a brand new song titled “Disillusioned.” Listen to the new, almost-six-minute song above.

“Disillusioned” will join previously released single “The Doomed” on A Perfect Circle’s much-anticipated fourth album. Back in October of 2017, the five-piece officially unveiled “The Doomed”; their first new song in almost four years. Shortly after unveiling the audio for the new song, the band returned with its black-and-white video.

The upcoming new album, which has yet to formally get a release date or a title, will be the group’s first new record in 14 years. Even though the record has yet to be given an official release date, speculations have begun that the album will see a tentative release time frame of the second quarter of 2018. A Perfect Circle’s last studio album was 2004’s eMOTIVe.

In support of the still-not-titled new album, the group will hit the road beginning this spring. The upcoming tour engagements will kick off with the band’s appearance at the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s complete tour itinerary, which includes a slew of music festival appearances, can be found below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 14 – Tuscon, AZ – Veterans Memorial Stadium
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
April 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 18 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University Events Center
April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Music Festival
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
May 16 – Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 25 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 26 – Dallas, TX – BFD at Starplex Pavilion
June 01 – Nürburgring, DE – Rock Am Ring
June 02 – Nuremberg, DE – Rock Im Park
June 05 – Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset
June 06 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
June 08 – Aarhus, DK – Northridge Festival
June 09 – Helsinki, FL – Sideways Festival
June 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
June 13 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 17 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle
June 20 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
June 23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU – Rockhal
June 24 – Dessel, BE – Graspop
June 26 – Paris, FR – Olympia
June 28 – Madrid, ES – Download Festival Madrid
June 29 – Barcelona, ES – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 01 – Verona, IT – Rock the Castle

A Perfect Circle announces tour plans for the fall

After being away from the music world for six years, A Perfect Circle reunited earlier this year for a handful of shows, much to the surprise and joy of their longtime fans. As it turns out, the handful of shows has now expanded to a full North American tour scheduled for later this fall. On Monday (June 19), the California-founded supergroup unveiled plans to hit the North American touring circuit later this year; their first full tour since 2011.

The 27-stop tour will kick off with the group’s appearance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on Oct. 21 and wrap up about a month and a half later at the Matthew Knight Center in Eugene, Oregon on Dec. 4. The group’s fall itinerary will include stops at several major cities including Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Detroit and many more. Tickets for the upcoming shows will go on sale beginning this Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. local time here.

A Prefect circle’s upcoming tour announcement comes on the heels of the band confirming they were in the middle of working on a brand new album; their first in 13 years. According to the group, the new album, which will be released through BMG Rights Management, should see a release time frame of late 2017 or some time in 2018. A Perfect Circle’s still-untitled fourth studio album will be the follow-up to 2004’s eMOTIVe. In 2013, the group released their greatest hits compilation Three Sixty as well as a live album box set titled A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo.

For now, the complete tour schedule for the fall can be seen below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE FALL 2017 TOUR DATES:

10/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
10/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum
10/26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
10/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
11/01 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Tidal Theater at Barclays Center
11/04 – Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
11/05 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
11/07 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
11/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
11/10 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
11/11 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/12 – Syracuse, NY @ The OnCenter Arena
11/14 – Montreal, QC @ Laval Centre
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
11/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/19 – Highland Heights, KY @ BB&T Arena
11/21 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
11/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex Arena
11/24 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
11/25 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel EnergyCenter
11/28 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
11/30 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Coliseum
12/01 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
12/02 – Portland, OR @ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
12/04 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center

A Perfect Circle announces tour, hint at new album

A Perfect Circle just confirmed not one, but two big pieces of news for their longtime fans. On Monday (Jan. 9), the California-founded group not only confirmed plans to hit the studio to record their long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s eMOTIVe, but they also confirmed plans to hit the road later this year. The upcoming spring tour will mark the band’s first trek in nearly six years. The month-long excursion will kick off on April 7 at the Pearl in Las Vegas and wrap up on May 7 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

In addition to the 20 solo stops, the band will also perform at three music festivals: Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville on April 29; Ft. Myers’ Fort Rock on April 30; and Charlotte’s Carolina Rebellion on May 5. Tickets for all non-festival tour dates, with the exception of the Hollywood Bowl, will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan 13, at 10 a.m., local time. Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show are currently available.

As mentioned before, A Perfect Circle also revealed that they are in the process of hitting the studio to record their fourth studio album. “Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year,” said A Perfect Circle co-founder and guitarist Billy Howerdel.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE’S SPRING 2017 TOUR DATES:

April 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
April 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
April 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
April 11 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
April 13 – San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic
April 14 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
April 15 – Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center
April 17 – Denver, CO @ 1st Bank Center
April 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Amphitheatre
April 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Chafietz Arena
April 22 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
April 23 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
April 25 – Austin, TX @ HEB Center at Cedar Park
April 26 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
April 27 – Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center
April 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
April 30 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
May 2 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 3 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 5 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

The Pixies Announce New Bassist

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Looks like the days of the Pixies having bassists named Kim are done and over with.

Today, the band announced that they had once again filled the vacancy in their line-up.

And who might that lucky person be? Well, the remaining member of the Pixies decided on A Perfect Circle’s Paz Lenchatin to take over during their upcoming tour.

About two weeks ago, it was reported that the band had released their fill-in bassist and frontwoman of The Muffs, Kim Shattuck. Shattuck actually took onto her Facebook account to reveal the news saying that she was, “super disappointed to learn that my time with the Pixies ended today. Amazing experience. Looking forward to focusing my attention back on the Muffs and our upcoming new album. All the best to everyone.”

Shattuck had taken over the vacancy left when original bassist, Kim Deal decided that it was in her best interest to leave the band back in July.

At the time, no one knew what was the reason behind Deal’s departure especially since the band was in the midst of recording some new material. According to the band’s manager, Deal just didn’t want to do any of the things that were needed to support new material such as touring and decided to resign from the band.

Of course, that’s one of the reason that the remaining members were starting to scurry to find a replacement because their upcoming tour is scheduled to begin on January 15.

But announcing that Lenchatin had been chosen was not the only news that they had revealed today. They also released a music video for the song, “Another Toe in the Ocean” which is featured on their recently released EP, EP-1. 

Check out the full music video below and don’t forget to check out the full schedule for their tour dates. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see them before they need another new bassist.