KISS to embark on one final outing in 2019

Are KISS really going to put the band to rest following their upcoming massive tour? If fans are to believe the band this time around, then the answer to that question is “yes.” On Monday (Oct. 29), the iconic rock band announced plans to embark on a massive final tour. Titled the “End of the Road” world tour, the excursion will find the band performing 65 shows across two different continents during the first half of 2019.

The tour, which will kick off in late January, will find the guys performing at venues across North America during the months of January, February, March, and April. Following a month or so off, the group will make their way across the pond to Europe during the months of May, June, and July.

The North American leg of the “End of the Road” tour will begin on Jan. 31 at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia and conclude two-and-a-half months later on April 13 at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The band will resume their touring schedule on May 27 at the Leipziger Messe in Leipzig, Germany. The whole tour will then conclude on July 16 with a massive gig at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

KISS will be offering several pre-sales for the upcoming tour. The KISS Meet and Greet experiences will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. local time while the KISS Army pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket will go on sale beginning this Friday, Now. 2, at 10 a.m. local time.

In a statement about the upcoming tour, KISS revealed that they will be going big during this tour as a way to thank their fans who have been behind them for the past four decades.

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” the band’s post about the tour reads.

“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… Unapologetic and Unstoppable.”

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


Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Feb. 01 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Feb. 02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Feb. 04 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Feb. 07 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
Feb. 08 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Arena
Feb. 09 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Feb. 12 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Feb. 13 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Feb. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb. 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
Feb. 21 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb. 22 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Feb. 23 – Memphis, TN – Fedex Forum
Feb. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 27 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 01 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
March 02 – Chicago, IL – United Center
March 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
March 06 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
March 07 – Omaha, NE – Centurylink Center
March 09 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
March 10 – Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center
March 12 – Louisville, KY – KFC! Yum Center
March 13 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
March 16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
March 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
March 20 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
March 22 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
March 23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
March 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
April 02 – Quebec, QC – Centre Videotron
April 03 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
April 06 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
April 07 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
April 09 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
April 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
April 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 13 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena

May 27 – Leipzig, DE – Leipziger Messe
May 29 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
May 31 – Munich, DE – Konigsplatz
June 02 – Essen, DE – Georg Meiches Stadium
June 04 – Berlin, DE – Waldbuhne
June 05 – Hannover, DE – Exo-plaza
June 07 – Norje, SE – Sweden Rock Festival
June 11 – St. Petersburg, RU – Ice Arena
June 13 – Moscow, RU – Dinamon Stadium
June 16 – Keiv, UA – NSA Stadum
June 18 – Krakow, PL – Tauron Arena
June 25 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
June 27 – Oslo, NO – Tons of Rock
June 28 – Trondheim, NO – Trondheim Rocks
July 02 – Milan, IT – Ippodromo Snai San Siro
July 04 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
July 06 – Iffezheim, DE – Reenbahn
July 09 – Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Arena
July 11 – London, UK – O2 Arena
July 12 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
July 14 – Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Arena
July 16 – Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro

Elton John extends ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour dates

Elton John has always been one to make a grand entrance, so is it at all surprising that the entertainer decided to go out with a bang before officially retiring? Months after announcing plans to hit the touring circuit for his final “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, John has now added even more tour stops to the already lengthy excursion. On Wednesday (Sept. 26), the entertainer added 25 new stops to his upcoming schedule. The newly announced dates will find the iconic performer returning to North America during the final months of 2019.

The newly added dates include several stops in Canada at venues in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Toronto. In addition to the Canadian stops, the new run will also feature stops in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Boston, and Memphis.

Tickets for the newly unveiled dates will go on sale beginning next Friday, Oct. 5.

Just this past week, John kicked off the first leg of his multi-year tour. The first leg of the tour will find him the musician on the road through February of 2019. After a short break, the singer will head across the pond for the first of many European legs of the tour.

John previously revealed he had plans to take the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Asia in November of 2019, Australia in December of 2019, and South America in March of 2020.

After performing in Asia, Australia, and South America, John will reportedly head back to Europe in late 2020 before concluding the lengthy tour in North American some time in 2021.

Earlier this year, in conjunction with John’s retirement announcement, the musician released a huge 26-track double disc featuring covers of some of his most iconic tunes. The double album featured revamped versions of his songs by Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, The Killers, Little  Big Town, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, and more.  Listen to Lady Gaga’s cover of “Your Song” above.

The updated list of tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 26 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 28 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 29 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Oct. 04 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 06 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 09 – Long Island, NY – NYCB Live
Oct. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 13 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 23 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 26 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Nov. 02 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov. 03 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 06 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 08 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 09 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 23 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Nov. 24 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Nov. 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Nov. 28 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Nov. 30 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 01 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 04 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Dec. 06 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Dec. 08 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 09 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 12 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Dec. 14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Dec. 15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center


Jan. 11 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 12 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Jan. 15 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Jan. 16 – Sacramento, CA – Golden1 Center
Jan. 18 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Jan. 19 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
Jan. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Jan. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Jan. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Jan. 26 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Jan. 29 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Jan. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Feb. 01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb. 07 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb. 09 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 12 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Feb. 13 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Feb. 15 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Feb. 16 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Feb. 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Feb. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 27 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
March 01 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
March 02 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
March 05 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 06 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 09 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 12 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
March 13 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
March 15 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 16 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
May 01 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
May 02 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle
May 04 – Krakow, PL – Tauron Arena
May 07 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena
May 09 – Bremen, DE – OVB Arena
May 11 – Stuttgart, DE – Schleyerhalle
May 12 – Oberhausen, DE – KoPi Arena
May 15 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
May 18 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
May 19 – Gothenburg, SE – Scandinavium
May 22 – Hannover, DE – Tui Arena
May 23 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
May 26 – Munich, DE – Olympiahalle
May 29 – Verona, IT – Arena
May 30 – Verona, IT – Arena
June 01 – Wiesbaden, DE – Bowling Green
June 08 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
June 09 – Hove, UK – 1st Century Country Ground
June 12 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
June 13 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
June 15 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff City Stadium
June 26 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Center
June 29 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival
June 30 – Montreux, CH – Montreux Jazz Festival
July 03 – Graz, AT – Mese Graz Open Air
July 05 – Munich, DE – Olympiahalle
July 07 – Lucca, IT – Piazza Napoleone
Sept. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sept. 06 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sept. 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sept. 18 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sept. 21 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sept. 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Sept. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Oct. 01 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
Oct. 02 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
Oct. 04 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Oct. 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Oct. 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 23 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct. 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct. 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 30 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Nov. 06 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Nov. 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 16 – Long Island, NY – NYCB Live

HIM announces disbandment with farewell tour dates

After a quarter of a century performing on stages together, HIM has announced that 2017 will be their last time. On Sunday (March 5), the Finnish band released a statement to fans, revealing the heartbreaking news for those who have followed them during the course of their 26-year career.

“After quarter of a century of love and metal intertwined, we sincerely feel HIM has run its unnatural course and adieus must be said in order to make way for sights, scents and sounds yet unexplored,” writes frontman Ville Valo in the group’s joint statement to fans. “We completed the pattern, solved the puzzle and turned the key. Thank you.”

Whenever a band decides to disband, there is always a chance that the statement they release is the end. For HIM, the group has decided to give fans one last world tour before putting the band to rest. HIM’s farewell tour will kick off in June and end sometime in December. Currently, the band has only released the dates for the European leg of the tour which will include stops in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Holland, England, and of course their home country to Finland.

“At the end of 2017, we will be released into the wild,” writes bassists Mikko “Mige” Paananen in a press statement. “Before this event of great transformation we would love to offer you one last chance to experience our live performances in His Majesty’s service. It shall not be a weepfest but a celebration of love metal in all its lovecraftian glory!”

While at the moment there doesn’t seem to be any North American stops, the band did confirm that those dates will be revealed in the near future. Tickets for all the shows will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, March 8 at 9 a.m. local time.

HIM’s career has been a lengthy one. The group has released a total of eight studio album as well as six compilations, many of which have gone either gold or platinum. In 2013, the band released their eighth and final album, Tears on Tape via Razor & Tie/Universal Records. For now, the current list of upcoming farewell tour dates can be seen below.


June 14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz

June 15 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera

June 16 – Santander, Spain @ Sala Escenario

June 17 – Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club

July 1 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Festival

July 13 – Tuuri, Finland @ Milljoonaorck

Nov. 24 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ DK Lensoverta

Nov. 25 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ DK Lensoverta

Nov. 26 – Moscow, Russia @ Club Stadium Live

Nov. 28 – Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola

Nov. 29 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks

Dec. 1 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle

Dec. 02 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin

Dec. 04 – Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee

Dec. 05 – Munchen, Germany @ Tonhalle

Dec. 06 – Zurich, Switzerland @ X-tra

Dec. 07 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

Dec. 08 – Koln, Germany @ Palladium

Dec. 09 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxemburg @ Rockhal

Dec. 11 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso

Dec. 12 – Tilburg, Holland @ 013

Dec. 14 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland

Dec. 15 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City

Dec. 16 – Manchester, England @ Academy

Dec. 17 – London, England @ Roundhouse

Yellowcard release music video for ‘The Hurt is Gone’


With the 2016 Vans Warped Tour behind them and their final tour in the near future, Yellowcard has given their fans something to hold them over until October. On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the Florida-founded band released the second single off of their upcoming self-titled record. The new song is titled “The Hurt is Gone” and according to the band’s Twitter, the song is “about the past and future intersecting. Moving forward and accepting change.” Watch the music video for “The Hurt is Gone” below.

“The Hurt is Gone” will join lead single “Rest in Peace” on the group’s final record. The album, which will be titled Yellowcard, is set to be released on Sept. 30 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on both iTunes and the band’s website where they are offering CDs and vinyls.

Earlier this summer, the group released a statement in which they confirmed their decision to disband after 20 years as a band. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end,” the band’s joint statement read. Instead of announcing their disbandment and breaking up, the group decided to give their fans a satisfying goodbye with a final album and a massive, final farewell tour. “This will be our last album and our final world tour,” they wrote to fans. The complete list of tour dates for the “Yellowcard: The Final World Tour” can be seen here.

Motion City Soundtrack announce “So Long, Farewell” tour

It’s been a few days since Motion City Soundtrack broke the hearts of a lot of their fans by announcing their plans to disband. While the post to their longtime followers was sad, they did promise to release a list of tour dates so that they could properly say good-bye. On Monday (March 14), the Minnesota-based band did just that by unleashing a list tour dates.

The upcoming trek has been named the “So Long, Farewell” tour, which will find the five-piece visiting 28 North American cities. The tour will officially kick off on May 5 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR and wrap up on Aug. 8 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Though the tour will officially wrap up in August, there appears to be a huge, month-long gap between the penultimate and the final tour dates. In the caption of their recently released YouTube video (which can be seen below), the band do promise that a couple of more dates will be added to the already unveiled to itinerary.

Heading out on the road alongside Motion City Soundtrack will be Have Mercy and Light Years who will play supporting act throughout the complete excursion. VIP tickets for the final trek will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 15 at 10 am, local time. General admission ticket sales will then begin on Friday, March 18 at 10 am local time. The current tour itinerary can be seen below.


5/5 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
5/6 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
5/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
5/11 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
5/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Press Room
5/17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/18 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
5/19 – Houston, TX @ Numbers
5/21 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
5/22 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
6/2 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
6/3 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
6/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
6/5 – Detroit, MI @ St Andrew’s
6/7 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theater
6/8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
6/10 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
6/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
6/12 – Boston. MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/15 – Hartford, CT @ Webster
6/16 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/18 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
6/20 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
6/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
8/6 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom


Mötley Crüe Extend Final Tour, Release New Single


Mötley Crüe announced last year that they had planned to call it a day on the band, but before they did so, that they would head out on one last, epic world tour.

The members were so serious about this “final tour” that they all signed contracts promising this was the end of the 80s band.

This week, they made headlines again, but this time it was to reveal that they had decided to extend their “Final Tour.” Originally, the tour wrapped up last November, but with this new revelation, the tour will wrap up on New Year’s Eve 2015.

Like the 2014 incarnation of the tour, Alice Cooper will head out on the road with them once again.

As if the extended tour schedule wasn’t enough, the band have also released their final single, a track titled, “All Bad Things.” The lyrics for the new track aren’t lost on us though. With lyrics like “All bad things must end/ All bad things must die” it kind of makes us wonder if they’re talking about the band or something bigger.

Check out the new track below as well as the newly revised tour dates which may, or may not, be extended once more in the future.


07/22 – Eugene, OR @Matthew Knight Arena *
07/24 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome *
07/26 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark *
07/28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena *
07/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena *
07/31 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
08/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
08/05 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
08/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center *
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena *
08/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills *
08/11 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center *
08/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
08/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
08/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center *
08/16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
08/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *
08/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena *
08/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
08/22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
08/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
08/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
08/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
08/28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
08/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
08/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
09/02 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
09/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center *
09/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
09/15 Monterrey, NL @ Arena Monterrey
09/10 – Mexico City, DF @ Arena Ciudad de Mexico
TBA – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
12/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

* With Alice Cooper

Anberlin Give Ft. Lauderdale Their “Last Good Night”


Typically when bands decide to call it a day, they just release the tired and clichéd “we are splitting up” statement, leaving a bad taste in fans’ mouth. Instead of going that route, Winter Haven’s Anberlin decided to treat fans to one last world tour before putting the band to rest, ending it all where it began; Orlando. But before that could happen, they made a quick stop in our backyard to say good-bye to their South Floridian fans.

Arriving at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, the scene would appear as if no one was interested in bidding farewell to the home state band with the front of the venue clear of anyone waiting to enter. Only a few people were present, mostly standing at the box office located next to the band’s tour bus. But the second the concert ticket was scanned and entrance was granted into the darkly dim night club, the scene would change dramatically with the club’s two floors full of eager fans ready for the bittersweet experience.

Opening the show were 68, the creation of The Chariot vocalist, Josh Scogin. The duo had recently joined the remaining days of the world tour and made sure to let the audience know who chose them for the part. “If you like us, thank you very much. If you don’t like us, then blame Anberlin,” Scogin jokingly told the audience.

During their set, they played several of their songs including one titled “Track One.” At one point, Scogin was strumming his guitar over drummer Michael McClellan, so McClellan decided to play the guitar with his drumsticks; an interesting sight to see. Scogin would then follow that up by showing his adventurous side during the short set by climbing on McClellan’s drum kit to play his guitar, though we were pretty sure he was a little drunk at that point of the night.

After their set wrapped, with a long closer, the duo walked off stage to make way for the headliners of the night and the reason that the pit area in front of the stage was filled to the brim with bodies.

Half an hour after the road crew took the stage to set up the instruments, the stage became dark as the members of Anberlin shuffled onto one of the final stages of their career. Frontman Stephen Christian was the last to get on stage, but almost as fast as he got on stage, they launched into the first song of the evening; “Paperthin Hymn” from their second album, Never Take Friendship Personal.

For the most part, the band were quiet, sticking to singing and playing, rather than bantering with the audience like many musicians tend to do at a concert, but after “Take Me (As You Found Me),” Christian had to make a comment about a crowd member in particular. “It’s one of our slowest songs and there you are fighting,” he said, directing the attention to someone in the audience.

“She was looking to slug someone. I don’t get it. We’re not Metallica. We’re more like ‘Mmmbop,’” Christian said, singing a line from the Hanson song, resulting in a round of laughter from the audience members. But the talking didn’t last much as they launched into another somewhat mellow song, “The Unwinding Cable Car.”

A song that had an odd placement in the band’s 20-song set list was “The Symphony of Blasé.” For a song that’s lyrics consist of “this is our last good night,” it seemed odd to place it in the middle of the show instead of closing with it.

The setlist did its best to give fans a little bit from every album, but when you have seven albums and 12 years worth of songs, it’s hard to give everyone what they want. The band even paid tribute to those who have been there since the beginning by playing a song from their debut album (Blueprints for the Black Market), “ReadyFuels.”

As the night progressed songs from Cities such as “Godspeed” and “A Whisper and a Clamor,” were played while “Dismantle. Repair” did a good job of dismantling fans’ emotions.

Other songs featured were: “Self-Starter,” “Someone Anyone,” “Other Side” from VITAL; “The Resistance” and “Breaking” from New Surrender; and “Never Take Friendship Personal” and “A Day Late,” from Never Take Friendship Personal among others.

Two surprises came from the Ft. Lauderdale setlist. The first was the fact that even though they had just released a new album at the beginning of the year, they only performed one song from Lowborn, “We Are the Destroyer”; not even lead single “Hearing Voices.” Another surprise came from the song they did not play, “Adelaide,” a song that was met with lots of enthusiasm at the Vans Warped Tour in West Palm Beach this past Summer.

The “last” song of the evening was the track that helped catapult them into the mainstream, “Feel Good Drag.” Once the last chord of the song came to an end, all five members of the band walked off the stage, earning them the sound of the packed venue chanting, “one more song.” Of course, when the house lights did not instantly appear, it meant “one more song” was well on its way.

The band officially closed out their set with the aptly named song, “(*Fin),” the closing track on Cities. As Christian sang about being “the patron saint of lost causes,” fans raised their crossed fingers in the air, mimicking the image on the cover of Lowborn. We like to believe it’s a promise from the band that they will be back or at least continue making music for those that have such a connection to their lyrics.

As the song ended, you could feel the aura of the venue go from excitement to sadness as the band hugged one another, took a group photograph with the crowd behind them, waved goodbye to their South Florida fans, and walked off the stage.

As the house lights came on, all that can be seen was the road crew getting ready to take apart the stage as well as the band’s backdrop which was a simple black material hanging from the rafters with “Anberlin” printed in all caps in white.

As the crowd shuffled out the doors of Revolution Live, you could feel the bittersweet aura follow everyone out into the cool night air.

This marked the end of a 12 year era.

Anberlin Reveal Full “Final Tour” Dates


After months of releasing tour dates little by little, Anberlin have finally posted the full tour schedule for their “Final Tour.”

The band, who announced they would be disbanding at the end of the year, gave fans a brand new (and final) album last month, like they promised, but the full schedule for their final tour had been revealed bit by bit, due to contractual issues with the Vans Warped Tour.

Last week, more dates were revealed, but today, the full flyer with ALL the North American tour dates had been unveiled, to the delight and maybe displeasure of many of their fans.

The North American leg of the tour is set to begin on October 6 at Phoenix’s The Press Room, including a date at The Gramercy in New York, where they will perform their album Cities in full. The tour, as well as the band’s career will wrap up in their backyard of Orlando at the House of Blues on November 26.


Tickets for all dates are currently on sale and if you haven’t already, it might be time to buy some before they sell out.

Anberlin Unveil More Final Tour Dates


With Anberlin calling it a day at the end of the year, the band, who are currently in the middle of their final Vans Warped Tour trek, promised fans that they would be heading out on one final tour when the Summer festival tour ends.

Until now, the Florida-based band have been mum about their stops for the final tour, only revealing a couple at a time. At this point, they hadn’t even revealed how many shows (if any) would be done in their home state.

Today, newly released flyer for the tour reveals a slew of stops including one in Orlando, their home-ish town. Anberlin are actually from a town named Winter Haven which is close to Orlando.

Check out the recently update flyer below.

In addition to the tour, they will be releasing one final album later this month, Lowborn, on July 22 after being pushed back a month.

Motley Crue’s “Farewell” Tour Ad Leaks


Motley Crue released an image last week teasing fans that something big was on its way, but what, they hadn’t confirmed. Due to the nature of the picture, it seemed to hint that it might be a tour and now, it looks like the assumptions might have been right.

For a while now, the iconic metal band have had some disagreements and even some talk that they would be calling it a day in 2014 was starting to float around the internet. The band had not commented about the potential split up rumors, but they did announce that come 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th, the band will “make the biggest announcement of their career” via their website.

Thanks to a tweet from Eddie Trunk, co-host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, a flyer has surfaced which reveals that Alice Cooper will be the supporting act for Motley Crue’s farewell tour, which, if it’s true, they have appropriately named, “The Final Tour.”

The full image can be seen below:


As of now, there has been no confirmations or denials about the tour which probably will not happen until that press conference. No tour dates or locations have been leaked, but in an interview with Billboard last year, frontman Vince Neil did say that the tour would probably begin in the Summer and extend all the way in 2015 meaning, there will definitely be some international dates in the mix.