ADAM ANT ANNOUNCES ‘FRIEND OR FOE’ USA TOUR 2019

(LONDON) March 18, 2019 … Pop icon Adam Ant performs his landmark, solo album “Friend or Foe” for the first time, live in its entirety, throughout the USA from September 4 to October 1.

Artist presale tickets are available from Tuesday, March 19 at 10 am local time through Thursday, March 21 at 10 pm local time. General tickets are available from Friday, March 22 at 10 am local time. For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

 

Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 “Friend or Foe” USA tour from September 4 to October 1.

 

Adam Ant will play his landmark “Friend or Foe” album in its entirety as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favorites.

 

The “Friend or Foe” album was Adam’s first release as a solo artist and included three hit singles. The massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” reached #1 in the UK, was also #1 in Australia and hit #6 on the USA Billboard Chart.

 

“Friend or Foe”, the single, was another top ten hit in the UK while “Desperate But Not Serious” was the album’s third UK smash.

 

“Friend or Foe” his most successful solo album to date, made #5 in the UK and was certified gold album status on both sides of the Atlantic after selling over 100,000 copies.

 

In the USA, the album reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and turned Adam Ant into a household name, resulting in a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist and an MTV Award for “Sexiest Man Alive”.

From his early punk days in London to his explosion on the world stage that would lead to him becoming an icon, Adam Ant’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 22 chart-topping singles worldwide. At one point, Adam had eight singles in the UK Top 40 in one week.

 

His 1979 debut album “Dirk Wears White Sox” was the first number one album in the UK Independent Albums Chart.

 

The follow-up album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” that featured his trademark burundi beat style of African drumming spent 12 weeks at #1 in the UK and was the best-selling album of 1981. The “Kings of the Wild Frontier” album produced three UK chart-topping singles, “Dog Eat Dog” #4, “Antmusic” #2 and “Kings of the Wild Frontier” #2 and won Adam a Brit Award for Best New Artist.

 

On its day of release, the smash hit single “Stand and Deliver” went straight to #1, and remained at the top spot in the UK singles chart for five weeks, earning Adam two prestigious Ivor Novello Awards for Best Songwriter of the Year and Best British Record.

 

As “antmania” continued to sweep the nation, his next “Prince Charming” album produced yet another #1 single, “Prince Charming” and firmly established Adam Ant as a global star.

 

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Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019

Wednesday, September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre

Friday, September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant

Saturday, September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre

Sunday, September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre

Wednesday, September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre

Friday, September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre

Saturday, September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium

Sunday, September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall

Tuesday, September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Thursday, September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre

Friday, September 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater

Saturday, September 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre

Monday, September 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre

Wednesday, September 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre

Friday, September 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre

Sunday, September 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock

Tuesday, October 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore

Adam Ant
Adam Ant

💀 Black Label Society Release “Spoke In The Wheel” Music Video 💀

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE
“SPOKE IN THE WHEEL” MUSIC VIDEO

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SONIC BREW – 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLEND 5.99 – 5.19 LP OUT MAY 17, 2019

March 14, 2019 — Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song “Spoke In The Wheel” from their upcoming LP due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since ”Trampled Down Below” was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.
Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). “Spoke In The Wheel” is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. “Spoke In The Wheel” is available on all streaming services today.
Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.

Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of “Spoke in the Wheel” and an acoustic take on “Black Pearl.”

Live Review – John 5 and The Creatures

Akron , Ohio- The guitar virtuoso John 5 came to the area over of the weekend to the delight of a sold-out crowd! The Empire Concert Club , an intimate venue on the outskirts of Akron, Ohio  played host to the legend in the making . John 5 known for his guitar work for both Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson proved that while he is a team player , he is a bonafide rock-star in his own right and his adoring  fans proved him right .

John 5 in front of a sold out crowd
John 5 in front of a sold out crowd

The packed house was in a treat to hear such songs as ” Season of the Witch ” , ” This is My Rifle ” and ”  Crank It ” among many others .

John 5 on stage
John 5 on stage

Some of the crowd favorites were ” Hell Haw ” a twisted version of Hee Haw and  ” First Victim ”  I personally feel the venue was too small for an artist of his stature, but and this is just a guess I think he enjoys the more intimate venue to connect with the fans .

John 5 on stage
John 5 on stage

If you have never seen John 5 and you have even a passing interest in guitar then make it your goal to catch one of his shows you will not be disappointed . I rate it 5 out of 5 stars .To see when he may be in your area please check out the official website at http://john-5.com

A special shout out to Jared James Nichols who did a  outstanding  job warming up the crowd .

Pretty In Kink Tour 2019: The Sexiest Show To Play Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio-The Pretty in Kink Tour, with headliners Orgy and Lords of Acid headlined this past weekend’s show at The Agora, one of Cleveland’s finest venues. They brought the Genitorturers, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, Two Dead Roses, and mixed genre performance artists Little Miss Nasty with them. The resulting show I can only describe as one of the sexiest, most phenomenal performances to come to town.

Lords of Acid on stage
Lords of Acid on stage

This tour had an amazing pairing of talented musicians, dancers, and performers grace it’s stage. Equally a rock concert and a performance, the bands would play and various performers would act out fetish and horror scenes on stage.

Orgy live on stage
Orgy live on stage

As a longtime fan of Orgy, I am glad they decided to hop on this tour as their music is a perfect fit for the genre. Orgy played a set consisting of new and old favorites. Jay Gordon, the lead singer, even took a request from the crowd because they’re the best! If you’re wondering, the song was Stitches off their album ‘Candy Ass’.
I noticed that most of the bands were female led as well, and I thought that was awesome.

Little Miss nasty live on stage .
Little Miss nasty live on stage .

Little Miss Nasty was a new and pleasant surprise as I have never had the privilege to watch such an amazing performance by a quartet of talented dancers and musical artists. Their skills are beyond praise and in my honest opinion they brought most of the sexiness to the show. I didn’t blink once during the chain and collar scene!

  Genitorturers live on stage
Genitorturers live on stage

The Genitorturers played a crazy set as well. Their music, which can be described as industrial metal went hard on stage. They brought out a well endowed Satan on stilts while the lead singer, Gen, spit Jameson on the crowd. Proving you haven’t been to a real metal show unless you’ve been spit on by the vocalist.

Lords of Acid
Lords of Acid

Lords of Acid lived up to the many years of awesome music they have making, with this tour setting off their new album of the same name, “Pretty in Kink”. Their vocals are hauntingly dark, beautiful, powerful, and sexy. Playing my favorites by them, “Out Comes the Evil” and “I Sit on Acid”, I was in absolute audio bliss.

Lords of Acid
Lords of Acid

All in all, the Pretty in Kink Tour was a show not to be missed and I hope everyone wanted to see it was lucky enough to get the chance!

Comic Con Review – Wizard World Brings Family Fun to All !

Cleveland, Ohio – The event was held last weekend in the North Coast , but the city is of little importance as Wizard World brings the fun across the  United States and to the hearts of many . Featuring  games, music , celebrities and every variation of popular culture , no part of fandom is left untouched .Due to a previous commitment we were only able to attend the Friday night festivities but with Wizard World every day is a party for the eyes , ears and mind .

Cos-players at Wizard World
Cos-players at Wizard World

The cosplayers were on hand to show of their hard work and dedication and the professionalism was on display .

Cos-players at Wizard World
Cos-players at Wizard World

In addition, the medium of  art had a strong presence with local icons John Sloboda and Ted Sikora displaying their work for the comic industry .

Local art celebrity John Sloboda and his family
Local art celebrity John Sloboda and his family.
Ted Sikora and his creations at Wizard World
Ted Sikora and his creations at Wizard World

The new medium of Burtonizing is sweeping the country and Emily  Szalkowski of My Asylum art is on the forefront of it .

 

Emily Szalkowski of My Asylum
Emily Szalkowski of My Asylum

The celebs were not just there to pose for pictures and sign autographs , some performed for the fans like Thomas Nicholas of American Pie fame who is at genuine as he is talented  .

Thomas Nicholas performing on stage .
Thomas Nicholas performing on stage .

Amazing props were there from several high profile movies so fans could pose with them and on them .

 Fans with props
Fans with props
Fans with Props
Fans with Props

Wizard World is a huge production , taking many hours and personal to set up and maintain for the enjoyment of visitors , here is what the event looked like before the Saturday and Sunday crowds .

An overview of Wizard World
An overview of Wizard World

Other cons are always going on across the country and the fine folks at Wizard World allowed the personal of Dark X Mas to show off their upcoming Horror convention flyers.

Check out Dark X Mas coming in the fall
Check out Dark X Mas coming in the fall.

If you see Wizard World coming to a city by you, make sure you check it out , it wont be a weekend you will soon forget  !

 

Artists Announced for Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Events

THE VANS WARPED TOUR PRESENTED BY JOURNEYS

ANNOUNCES 25TH ANNIVERSARY LINEUPS

 
Los Angeles, CA, March 1, 2019 – The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journey®, announces the lineups for its bi-costal 25th Anniversary events that celebrate the final showcase of the tour’s iconic culture. The unique music experience will stop in three locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Mountain View, California and caps off 25 years of history of the Vans Warped Tour.
“The Vans Warped Tour holds a very special place in our hearts and in our history.” explains Steve Van Doren, vice president of global events and promotions at Vans. “It was through the annual tour that we were able to bring music and action sports to youth across the globe for over two decades. We are really excited to partner with Kevin and the Warped team to put on a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate the tour’s final year.” 

“Through the years the Vans Warped tour has always tried to bring you something extra, this year we have gone through the past archives and dug up many of our old friends to join us for these special events.” says producer Kevin Lyman. “The curated art experience will showcase our favorite moments over the last 25 years. So, dust off the old Vans and lace em’ up since you won’t want to miss a thing!”

Female Athletes Reign Supreme at Arnold Sports Festival !

Columbus, Ohio- The approximate 22,000 plus athletes that attended the 31st annual Arnold Sports Festival proved one fact , sports is universally loved and embraced by athletes of all ages and sexes. The old  adage of ” You throw a ball like a girl ”  is not considered an insult but a compliment because these girls were some of the toughest competitors I have ever met.

A competitor at the Arnold
A competitor at the Arnold

I met a family  that competes in Baton and yes it is a  real sport .It requires the ability of dance ,martial arts, gymnastics and ballet. With ages ranging in elementary school to collage there is room for all to enjoy this sport.

Baton at the Arnold
Baton at the Arnold
Baton at the Arnold
Baton at the Arnold

In recent years , pole dancing has left the clubs and exploding into the sports arena . A great use as a stress release and stamina builder this is one sport that is gaining world wide attention .

Pole Dancing Competition at the Arnold
Pole Dancing Competition at the Arnold
Pole Dancing Competition at the Arnold
Pole Dancing Competition at the Arnold

Fitness has long been a staple at the Arnold , and doing back flips, dance moves , push ups and handstands prove it requires dedication and plenty of hard work .

 Fitness at the Arnold
Fitness at the Arnold
Baton at the Arnold
Fitness at the Arnold

Professional athletes were on hand including Miss Kelly Klein a professional wrestler with the sports entertainment show ” Ring of Honor ” proving that hard work does pay off .

Kelly Klein
Kelly Klein professional wrestler

Team sports were on hand as well with dance teams being represented from across the country with judging from the prestigious US Spirit Cheer and Dance Organization .

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Dance Teams At The Arnold
Dance Teams At The Arnold
Dance Teams At The Arnold

To prepare for next year event  please see  Arnold’s  official website at  https://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/