5 Reasons You Must See Dennis DeYoung Live

The return of Dennis DeYoung this season on tour gave us the perfect opportunity to highlight the five reasons you must see him live and in concert .

One- The Voice

The smooth and sweet voice that brings tears to a million hearts and touches the soul in ways that makes one want to sing aloud ( albeit usually out of key ) is something that must be experienced live to be fully appreciated .

Two- The Hits

His solo works include the hits ” Desert Moon ” , ” This is the Time ” as well as his megahits with Styx. Songs such as ” Babe “, ” Mr. Roboto “, ” Lady “, ” Come Sail Away ” and many others . His works are timeless and never fall out of style . I could be on a mountain top or in an industrial factory and the songs take me to a better place and time in the world .

Three- The Performance

The live show and performance is something to behold . The band act as a well oiled machine and Dennis as the conductor or general leading his troops into battle with audience the benefactors of the fight . Dennis has made a true masterpiece of the live show , and you feel the electric energy coming from the stage .

Four -Legacy

Dennis DeYoungs legacy goes beyond his solo and Styx music , as an accomplished musician he has done movie scores , theatrical plays ,songs for soundtracks and even acted in a film .

Five- Value

Dennis concerts are held at amazing venues such an upcoming performance at MGM Northfield Park on March 13th and at a great value . Unlike a lot of his peers , his shows are affordable and not for the mega-rich only so you would not find them with 1000 dollar seats and 100 dollar parking . An amazing and affordable night out for all .

To keep up with all things Dennis DeYoung please see the official website at http://www.dennisdeyoung.com


One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the US in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.

“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal – we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!” – Judas Priest

Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians – Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing & Ian Hill (along with several different drummers over the years) would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70’s Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.

But it was during the 80’s that Priest conquered the world, becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982), as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV, plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival, and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90’s and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis, as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic ‘Dissident Aggressor’

In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace the previous guitarist who had left in 2010 – the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band, as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the ‘American Idol’ TV program that also served as Faulkner’s debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation ‘The Chosen Few’ which included Priest classics selected by some of metal’s biggest names) and the ‘Epitaph’ concert DVD in 2013.

Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 ‘Redeemer of Souls’ which was supported by another strong tour.

In 2017 (and again in 2019) Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and got ready to unleash their latest studio album ‘Firepower’ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim.

Few rock or metal acts remain as much of a must-see live attraction as Judas Priest. And the forthcoming 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will undoubtedly drive this point home.


9/9/2020 in Oxon Hill, MD at MGM National Harbor
9/11/2020 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
9/12/2020 in Ledyard, CT at Foxwoods Casino Arena
9/14/2020 in Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center
9/15/2020 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
9/17/2020 in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
9/18/2020 in Orlando, FL at Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest
9/21/2020 in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena
9/23/2020 in Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre
9/24/2020 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre
9/26/2020 in Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre
9/27/2020 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory
9/29/2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Miller High Life Theatre
9/30/2020 in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park
10/2/2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at The Zoo Amphitheatre
10/3/2020 in Dallas, TX at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/5/2020 in Austin, TX at HEB Center
10/6/2020 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
10/8/2020 in Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino
10/9/2020 in Denver, CO at The Mission Ballroom
10/11/2020 in Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena 
10/13/2020 in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona Federal Theatre
10/15/2020 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater
10/17/2020 in Las Vegas, NV at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood


RAVEN BLACK Teases New Video in Advance of Tour with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED

Theatrical metal band RAVEN BLACK will preview their upcoming third album, The Key, on The In-Between Tour this spring with In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED.
The nearly-two-month-long tour will begin March 24 in Orlando and will continue through May 16.
“We are incredibly excited to support In This Moment and Black Veil Brides along with DED on this tour, and share our new music with all of you,” says Raven. “We can’t wait to share our new album and feel there would be no better tour to present the Dark Metal Carnival.”
The Key, produced by Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones), is scheduled for release this May via WurmGroup. Pre-orders for the album and an assortment of bundles are available via RAVEN BLACK’s webstore at https://squareup.com/store/ravenblackshop/. A new video for the track “Hear Me Cry” will be available soon. VIP packages for The In-Between Tour are also available at the webstore.
RAVEN BLACK’s Dark Metal Carnival story began when a voodoo doctor, The Doctor, happened upon a lost and scared little girl named Raven. Using his magic, The Doctor attempted turned the girl into a doll. The Doctor’s attempt, however, was interrupted by the terrified girl’s screams, leaving her in a half-human, half-doll state. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon named Muppet, whom she trapped inside of her heart and made her eternal protector. Together, The Doctor and Muppet created another character, Stitches, to help search for souls to join the Dark Metal Carnival in the 13th hour.
Together, the quartet has created a soundtrack to the Dark Metal Carnival, releasing the 2016 EP Seven Sins and the 2018 album 13. The band has toured extensively, perfecting a creepy live show that unifies the visual and aural aspects of RAVEN BLACK.

Raven Black supplied photo

RAVEN BLACK “The In-Between Tour” w/In This Moment, Black Veil Brides and DED dates: 3/24 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues 3/26 – Atlanta, GA –Tabernacle 3/27 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces 3/28 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Events Center 3/30 – Richmond, VA – The National 3/31 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore 4/1 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 4/3 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre 4/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Ballroom 4/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE 4/7 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 4/9 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! 4/10 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore  4/11 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom 4/13 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre 4/14 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre 4/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live 4/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live 4/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom 4/19 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note (Outdoor Stage) 4/21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Center at The Midland Theatre 4/23- Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom 4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion 4/25 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center 4/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre 4/28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues 4/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo 5/1 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 5/2 – Reno, NV – Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort 5/3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield 5/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex 5/6 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center 5/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom 5/8 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center: Retter & Company Theatre 5/10 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre 5/10 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre 5/13 – Calgary, AL – MacEwan Hall 5/15 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena 5/16 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
RAVEN BLACK is: Raven – Vocals Muppet – Drums/Vocals The Doctor – Lead Guitar/Vocals Stitches – Bass

Megadeth and Lamb Of God Announce Massive 2020 Co-Headline Tour Across North America Presented by SiriusXM

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14 from livenation.comMegadeth, fueled by Dave Mustaine’s triumphant return to the stage following his diagnosis and recovery of throat cancer, will embark on their first North American tour since 2017. Speaking on the epic announcement, Megadeth’s leader and frontman, Dave Mustaine says, “Hello me! I’m back again, better than ever and coming to a town near you with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames. If you want high octane metal madness this is the tour for you.”LAMB OF GOD released their first new music in five years last week with the single “Checkmate.” The track is the first to be released from the band’s self-titled eighth studio album, due out May 8, which is one of the most anticipated and important metal records of the year. Commenting on their upcoming co-headline run, Mark Morton, lead guitarist of LAMB OF GOD, adds, “The world has never needed heavy more than it does today and top to bottom, this tour delivers! LAMB OF GOD has toured with and been friends with all of these bands for years, but for all of us to be on the same bill is something extra special. Come early and stay late. This is THE metal tour of the year.” Trivium’s Matt Heafy adds, “We are happy to be a part of the biggest real metal tour of the year. This tour is the main event and represents heavy metal and the culture that goes with it.“  With In Flames singer, Anders Fridén stating, “We were honored to be asked to join this package. We were actually supposed to take this summer off, but of course we couldn’t say no. After playing shows with all of these guys for years, 2020 is going to feel like a kick ass reunion. See you on the road, Jesterheads!”   Produced by Live Nation, this epic 55-city tour will stretch across summer and fall, kicking off June 12 in Bristow, VA, and hit every region of the U.S. before wrapping November 13in Reno, NV. Multiple Canadian shows are scheduled as well. See full itinerary below.   Tickets and VIP packages for all four artists go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets & VIP packages beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, February 13 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.   Megadeth and LAMB OF GOD NORTH AMERICAN tour dates:Summer 2020: 6/12 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live 6/13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion 6/14 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater 6/16 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 6/17 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 6/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion 6/20 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 6/21 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion 6/23 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Heath Amphitheater at Lakeview 6/24 – Providence, RI @ Bold Point Lake Amphitheater 6/28 – Burgettstown, PA @ S&T Bank Music Park* 6/29 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 7/1 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater 7/2 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre 7/3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center 7/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Music Center 7/7 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion 7/8 – Cleveland, OH @Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 7/10 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL 7/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO* 7/12 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium 7/14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP* 7/16 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater 7/17 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 7/18 – Irving, TX @The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+ 7/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater 7/21- Phoenix, AZ @ Isleta Amphitheater 7/23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre 7/25 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre 7/26 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center 7/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 7/30 – Pocatello, ID @ Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre 8/1 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion   Fall 2020: 10/2 – West Palm Beach, CA @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 10/6 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 10/7 – New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena 10/9 – Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center Arena 10/11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center 10/14 – Springfield, MO @ JOH Arena 10/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 10/21 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center 10/23 – Huntington, WV @ Mountain Heath Arena 10/24 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Wind Creek Event Center 10/27 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Videotron 10/28 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell 10/30 – St, Paul, MN @ Armory 10/3 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center* 11/2 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena 11/3 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center 11/5 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center 11/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center 11/10 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena 11/11 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena 11/13 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center  

Music Video Review – Quinn L’Esperance -Heavyweight

In this video we see Quinn going thru the paces of classes and singing about the boy in her life . The next scene take places at a boxing gym to showcase the seriousness of the how tough love can be.The video then goes back and forth between the two sets The vocals of Quinn are thoughtful and the lyrics are provoking . I think this young lady is going to do well in the entertainment industry ( she is also an actress as well ) and we look forward to seeing more of her .

Third Annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Daily Lineups

The third annual INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival has revealed the daily lineups for its three-day event, scheduled for July 10, 11 and 12 at the famous Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank prison, in Mansfield, OH.
As previously announced, Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 will headline a diverse lineup featuring over 40 bands on two outdoor stages. In addition to music, INKCARCERATION Festival will host 60 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks, camping and the return of the popular haunted house attraction Escape from Blood Prison.
Friday July 10:
Limp Bizkit
Papa Roach
Steel Panther
All That Remains
We Came As Romans
Escape the Fate
The Aquadolls
Stitched Up Heart
Saving Escape
Saturday July 11:
Puddle of Mudd
New Politics
Stick to Your Guns
New Years Day
September Mourning
Along Came a Spider
Dead Engine
Mollo Rilla
Sunday July 12:
Hollywood Undead
Falling in Reverse
The Devil Wears Prada
Damn Nation
A Killer’s Confessions
Sink the Ship
Ohio State Reformatory’s historic building and grounds provide a perfectly eerie setting for the INKCARCERATION Festival. The massive, awe-inspiring locale is recognized as not only one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as the filming location for multiple Hollywood films. The most famous of these films is the 1994 cinematic classic and IMDB highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
Once again, it will be Halloween in July at the INKCARCERATION Festival as Escape from Blood Prison makes an early appearance. The annual Halloween haunted house attraction typically runs from the end of September through early November at the Ohio State Reformatory, but this spooky experience will be open all weekend long for festival goers. Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, it is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try to make it through the facility alive.