Mötley Crüe are retiring after their forthcoming 2-year touring cycle. The members went as far as signing a legally-binding agreement to prevent future touring. Dates, which feature support from Alice Cooper, are in the replies.
Never thought I'd be posting this news - Cloudkicker are headed on tour. Lone member Ben Sharp has recruited Intronaut to complete the live line-up, with Tesseract rounding out the bill. Dates are in the replies, and more details are on Cloudkicker's blog - this will be a can't miss.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Kaskade and Empire The Sun will all be headlining this year's 7107 International Festival. The festival takes place on Febraury 22nd and 23rd in the Philippines with donations going to the Typhoon Yolonda benefit. To find more details about the festival, you can check out their site.
KDC, a hardcore band from Buffalo, NY by way of Puerto Rico, has announced new tour dates. You can view them in the replies and listen to the band's new LP, The Veracity of Solitude, on Bandcamp. It was produced by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos).
From Indian Lakes will embark on the Able Bodies Tour in this March/April - rumor has it they'll be playing the album in its entirety. From some of the ticket links, it looks like The American Scene are supporting. Dates are in the replies - don't miss this one.
Beginning soon, if you go to a Bruce Springsteen concert, while you're there you will have the option to purchase a USB wristband for an official download of either that show or the show of your choice. The wristbands will also be available for purchase online.
Every Memorial Day weekend at Neumos in Seattle, WA, the best hardcore festival in America takes place - Rainfest. The first half of this year's announcement has been posted, along with ticket links (which will go fast). Head to the replies to check out the bands, which include: Down to Nothing, Backtrack, and Cold World. The second half of the bands will be released February 15th at 9pm PST. Oh yeah, did I mention Andrew W.K. may perform? Nobody can miss that.
July will be performing an acoustic version of "What We Signed Up For" on Canada's "Breakfast Television" tomorrow morning - it's the Canadian version of Good Morning America. In addition, the band will be heading out on a short tour in February with SayWeCanFly. Dates can be found below.
The concert industry grossed a record $5.1 billion in North America last year, according to a new analysis from trade publication Pollstar, thanks to near-record prices and a huge number of shows by major acts. The top 50 world-wide tours generated combined revenue of $3.83 billion, up 27.6% from 2012.