Tool Announce West Coast Tour

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Fans of Tool, there is some good news and some bad news coming from the band’s camp.

The good news is, the band will be going out on tour. The bad news is, the tour will exclusively be for those living on the west coast and two places in Mexico.

This short west coast tour will be the first time since Summer 2012 that the band have hit the road for a North American tour. Last year, they did hit the road, but only in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

At the time that the dates had been released, there was no indication of whether or not there would be additional dates added to the already released once which can been seen below or if a new album is currently on the horizon.

The band’s last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days, but if what drummer Danny Carey told Loudwire last July during an interview holds true, there might be a new album headed our way in early 2014.

TOOL WEST COAST TOUR DATES:

03/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
03/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/07 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
03/09 – Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
03/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
03/18 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio De Los Deportes
03/21 – Veracruz, MX @ Festival Cumbre Tajin 2014

The Used Ask Fans to “Please Stand By”

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UPDATE: Looks like Amazon had ruined the surprise for fans of The Used. The band have officially confirmed that they will be releasing a new album on April 1st titled, Imaginary Enemy.

Along with the news, they also revealed the cover art which looks very similar to the cover art from 2004’s In Love and Death, just with a realistic heart instead of an animated one.

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The album can be pre-ordered at the band’s website here.

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The Used are up to something, but what exactly is still unknown.

Last night, the band posted up a 13-second “Please Stand By” video which could mean a lot of things to fans including information about their new album or an upcoming tour that they have been planning. For sometime now, there had been a rumor that The Used would help resurrect the Taste of Chaos tour which called it a day back in 2010.

A few days before the video had been posted, guitarist Quinn Allman had revealed in a Facebook post that the band were currently finishing up last-minute details with the new album. But the hints can be traced back even further than that; the band had posted a message on New Year’s Eve revealing that “BIG things are coming in 2014 so get ready…”

Last year, the band released their The Ocean of the Sky and EP and were last seen taking the stage at last Summer’s Vans Warped Tour as well as the Australian version of the traveling festival.

For now, check out their announcement below:

The Rolling Stones Indeed Heading Out on North American Tour

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After months of speculation and cryptic hints from the band, the Rolling Stones have finally announced that they will be heading out on a North American tour this year. The “50 & Counting” tour so far has been confirmed for nine cities in North America including Los Angeles, Oakland, San Jose, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and then they will head back to the UK just in time for their performance at  the Glastonbury Festival on June 29.

Only the Oakland, San Jose, Toronto, and Chicago shows will have their tickets go on sale on April 8 at 10 a.m. while pre-sales will actually take place on April 5 at 10 a.m.

No other tour dates have been confirmed yet and those tickets are still in limbo when they will be hitting the web for sale. The one thing that Stones’ fans should count on are the tickets being really pricey and to have an open mind (and wallet) if they are thinking about checking out the tour.

One thing should be noted though, last month Spin Magazine had reported that a source had told them that the upcoming tour would actually have 18 North American shows and so far only nine have been confirmed.

Check out the band’s full tour announcement right here:

If the Stones hit up your area, would you be willing to shell out the cash to see the legends in action?

Everclear to Continue Nostalgia Tour

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Everclear have announced that they will be heading back on the road for part two of their 90’s nostalgia tour. The “Summerland” tour will be hitting the road again for the 2013 edition of it which can be summarized as a “traveling ’90s alt-rock radio flashback tour” according to Spin Magazine.

Summerland 2013 will feature sets from other 90’s bands including: Live, Filter, and Sponge. The tour will start in Florida on May 29 and go all the way through July 28, the tour’s last day taking place in Kansas City.

Everclear frontman, Art Alexakis said in statement, “Last year’s Summerland was a blast. This year, we’ve brought a decidedly edgier flavor bill to satisfy all of the fans of Nineties rock & roll out there. It’s going to be an amazing summer night every night on Summerland 2013: Alternative Guitars.”

This isn’t the only nostalgia 90s tour to be hitting the road this Summer, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray is also heading out on his “Under the Sun” tour. Last year, both Sugar Ray and Everclear were on the “Summerland” bill, but this year the bands have decided to go their separate ways.

When asked why Sugar Ray was going their own way by Rolling Stone Magazine, McGrath responded with, “Unfortunately, Art and I have different ideas about what the tour is about. He’s doing his own thing now.”

TOUR DATES:

May 29 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Lee County Civic Center
May 30 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre
May 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
June 1 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
June 5 – Glen Allen, VA  @ Innsbrook After Hours
June 7 – Fairfax, VA @ Celebrate Fairfax
June 8 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
June 11 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
June 12 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
June 14 – Moncton, NB @ Casino New Brunswick
June 15 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 16 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
June 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 21 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
June 22 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
June 23 – St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
June 26 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
June 30 – Bakersfield, CA @ Brighthouse Networks Amphitheatre
July 2 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
July 5 – Laughlin, NV @ Avi Casino
July 6 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
July 11 – Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge Casino Pool Stage
July 12 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
July 13 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live, Moody Theatre
July 16 – Nashville, TN @ Wildhorse Saloon
July 19 – Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park
July 20 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 21 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
July 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatree