Pierce the Veil and Sum 41 to detonate the road this spring


Pierce the Veil and Sum 41 are gearing up to hit the road this spring. On Wednesday (March 1), it was confirmed that the Canadian group and the California-based based will headline a joint tour in April and May. The joint excursion, which is sponsored by Loudwire, will be called the “Loudwire Lives Presents We Will Detonate!” tour. The month-and-a-half long tour will kick off on April 21 with back-to-back nights at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colo. The tour will officially wrap up on May 25 at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas.

The spring tour will also include several music festival stops for Pierce the Veil including their appearances at Florida’s 90 Rock Fest and Welcome to Rockville as well as Carolina Rebellion, Point Fest, and Rocklahoma. Hitting the road alongside Pierce the Veil and Sum 41 will be Emarosa and Chapel.

“The fuse is burning and we’re counting down the days till the ‘We Will Detonate!’ tour this spring,” Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes said in a statement. “We are honored to be hitting the stage every night with legends Sum 41, old friends Emarosa, and new friends Chapel. This will be a show unlike any we’ve ever attempted to dream up for our fans. Clock is ticking, we’ll see you all soon!”

Pre-sales for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Thursday, March 2, at 10 a.m. local time. Following 12 hours of pre-sales, general tickets sales will begin on Friday, March 3. For more information about tickets or the tour head on over here.

The ‘We Will Detonate! tour’ will be in support of Sum 41’s recently released record 13 Voices as well as Pierce the Veil’s recently released record, Misadventures. Last year, Sum 41 embarked on a massive “comeback” tour while Pierce the Veil are currently on the road for their “Rest in Space” tour with Falling in Reverse and Crown the Empire. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.


4/21 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
4/22 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
4/24 – El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls
4/25 – Austin, Texas @ (ACL) Live At The Moody Theater
4/27 – New Orleans, La. @ House Of Blues
4/28 – Tampa, Fla. @ 98 Rock Fest*
4/29 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome To Rockville*
5/01 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International
5/02 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Lancaster Convention Center
5/03 – Silver Springs, Md. @ The Fillmore Silver Springs
5/05 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion*
5/07 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount
5/09 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
5/10 – Toms River, N.J. @ Pine Belt Arena
5/12 – Council Bluffs, Iowa @ KIWR’s Rockfest
5/13 – Somerset, Wis. @ Northern Invasion
5/14 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room / Old National Centre
5/16 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
5/17 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rock On The Range
5/20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Point Fest*
5/22 – Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
5/23 – Pharr, Texas @ Pharr Event Center
5/25 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
5/26 – Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma*

*Pierce the Veil only

Loudwire Music Festival Announce First Headliner


As the years pass, more and more music festivals are being created and now we can add another one to that ever-expanding list.

Loudwire, an online music publication, recently announced plans for a festival of their own rock-centric festival in Colorado. The first ever Loudwire Music Festival will take place at Jam Ranch near Grand Junction, CO.

But if that wasn’t enough, the festival organizers have unveiled the first headliner of the inaugural event; Linkin Park.

“We’re really excited to play the first ever Loudwire Music Festival” said Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington. “This will be one epic rock show.”

The festival will feature rock musicians on all three of their stages from different sub-genres of the rock world. Most sub-genres will be represented such as hard rock, classic rock, alternative, metal and indie.

“We are very excited to launch the Loudwire Music Festival at Jam Ranch,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President of Live Events for Townsquare Media

“Loudwire is one of our flagship brands–spanning broadcast radio, syndicated radio and a national website–so the addition of a live festival seemed a natural way to evolve the brand and deliver a great experience to rock music fans.”

Like many previously created music festivals, Loudwire will offer on-site camping for concert-goers. There will be three different options for camping including the standard, premier, and VIP.

As for tickets, there are several options beginning with General Admission which will start at $79. Reserved Seating will begin at $225 while VIP Seating and Experience will set you back $400.

The Loudwire Music Festival is set to take place during the weekend of June 26-28, 2015 while more performers who will join Linkin Park on the bill will be announced as the weekend gets closer.

For more information about the festival and everything that comes with it, check out the official Loudwire Festival webpage to keep up to date with everything.

Slipknot’s New Record is “98 Percent Done”


The week before news broke that original Slipknot member Joey Jordison had left the band (or was fired, we never really got a true answer to what happened), guitarist Jim Root has posted a picture of himself int he studio with the simple hashtag, #slipknot2014.

Now, frontman Corey Taylor is confirming what had already been said previously; that a new album is in the works. The thing that make this different is that during an interview with Loudwire, Taylor confirmed that the new record is “98 percent done.” In the same interview, he teased that there will be “big things to hear soon.”

How soon, that we are not sure of.

Read an excerpt from the interview below or you can head on over to Loudwire and check out the full interview where you can read about what’s the difference between touring with Stone Sour opposed to Slipknot, how crazy thee Slipknot fanbase are and of course about the new record.

Corey, tell us about the progress and where things are at with the new Slipknot album.

The album is done. Oh yes. I’d say 98 percent done. I’m in the process of heading to the studio to give a listen, see if there’s anything we need to touch up. But yeah, it is very close. The next step is the mix, and we’re going to try to get it out very soon. There will be big announcements soon. Big things to hear, soon. That’s really all I can say about it. I know we’re anything, if not diligent to our plan. The plan is to just slowly but surely get people to lose their minds for the next couple of months with just little stuff here and there leaked.

Slipknot’s last album was 2008’s All Hope Is Gone which was recorded before the untimely death of Paul Gray and of course well before Jordison’s departure.