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Eyes Set To Kill Cancel Tour Dates After Anissa Rodriguez Hospitalization

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Last Tuesday while performing at the Aftershock Bar & Grill in Merriam, Kansas – Anissa Rodriguez of Eyes Set To Kill was taken to the hospital for problems with her eye. The bassist was later diagnosed with a blood clot behind her left eye and was hospitalized until yesterday when the doctor let her go home back to Arizona. Rodriguez will be on bed rest for the next couple of weeks. The band has officially cancelled the remainder of their tour dates in July as a result and hope to get back on the road and make up shows soon!

Singer/Guitarist and sister Alexia Rodriguez has released this statement:

Eyes Set To Kill must unfortunately cancel the rest of our tour dates in July due to the recent discovery of a blood clot behind my sister Anissa’s eye. I have witnessed my sister go through some painful procedures and I am thankful that I have had the chance to be by her side through it all. The doctor said she is going to need a couple weeks to recover and I will continue to stay by her side to help her back to health. We want to thank all the fans for their love and understanding. We also hope to make up for our cancelled appearances somehow, someway. This past week has been a scary journey but I am just happy I could be here for her through the most excruciating experience and we are both so thankful to have been reading all of the love from our devoted fans and family. I truly believe their prayers helped her spirits and sped up her healing process.

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Eyes Set To Kill Announce COLDCOCK Whiskey Sponsored Tour Dates

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Eyes Set To Kill have announced their next run of shows in support of their current album ‘Masks’, which was released last fall. The Phoenix rock band has been on the road since the LP dropped. This trek will be sponsored by COLDCOCK Whiskey and will start in Fairplay, Colorado at the Southpark Camping & Music Festival featuring Slightly Stoopid, TECH N9NE and Matisyahu.

Tour Dates:
July 3 – Fairplay, CO at South Park Music Festival
July 7 – Colorado Springs, CO at Black Sheep
July 8 – Merriam, KS at Aftershock
July 9 – Columbia, MO at The Blue Note – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 10 – Oklahoma City, OK at The Chameleon Room – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 11 – Houston, TX at Scout Bar – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 12 – San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 13 – Dallas, TX at Trees – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 15 – Destin, FL at Club LA – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 16 – Orlando, FL at Bombshell’s Tavern – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 17 – St. Petersburg, FL at State Theater – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL at The Culture Room – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 19 – Jacksonville, FL at Aqua In The Roc – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 20 – Knoxville, TN at The Concourse – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red
July 22 – Beckley, WV at Muncheez – w/ (hed)p.e. & December In Red

August 2 – West Hollywood, CA at The Whisky
August 3 – Yuma, AZ at Jefe’s Venue
August 5 – Tulsa, OK at The Vanguard
August 7 – Sauget, IL at POPS
August 8 – Newport, KY at Thompson House – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 9 – Birch Run, MI at Dirtfest
August 10 – Grand Rapids, MI at The Stache @ The Intersection
August 12 – Cleveland, OH at Agora Theatre – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 13 – Buffalo, NY at The Waiting Room – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 14 – Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 15 – Hartford, CT at The Webster – Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.
August 16 – Worcester, MA at The Palladium – Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.
August 17 – Portland, OR at The Asylum – Powerman 5000 & (hed)p.e.
August 19 – New York, NY at Webster Hall – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 21 – Lansing, MI at The Loft – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 22 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home
August 23 – Denver, CO at Marquis – The Relapse Symphony & Close To Home

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Adrenaline Mob Cancel Tour After Near Fatal Auto Wreck

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Last week while travelling on the I-93 in New Hampshire en route to Quebec City for their show with Avenged Sevenfold and Hellyeah the members and crew from Adrenaline Mob were involved in a near fatal car crash. The accident destroyed the band’s gear and their van. Fortunately, everyone involved walked away from the incident, suffering only temporary injuries.

The band was forced to cancel the tour and return home to recover and rest. Remaining shows were with Avenged Sevenfold and Hellyeah as well as headlining shows up until June 8th.

The band told fans via their Facebook page (@adrenalinemob):

We are sad to announce that the band has been in a serious accident yesterday traveling to Canada on the current A7X/Hellyeah Tour. The band & crew are pretty beat up but by the grace of God there’s no serious injuries & everyone is ok. Unfortunately the trailer flipped & equipment has been destroyed but they are figuring out the next move in hopes to continue on. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts & prayers!!!

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Band Of Skulls North American Tour Dates

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Band of Skulls are set to hit the road in support of their new album ‘Himalayan’, released Tuesday on Electric Blues Recordings via Kobalt Label Services. The trio, featuring Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums), will return embark on an extensive North American tour, kicking off April 24th in Toronto. Regarding their recent performance at the iTunes Festival at SXSW, American Songwriter said, “the blistering rock nature of these tunes indicating that the group…have pursued an altogether more arena-capable sound.”

Band of Skulls North American Tour Dates:
April 24 – Toronto, ON at Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 25 – Montreal, QC at Corona Theatre
April 26 – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
April 28 – Washington, DC at 9:30 Club
April 29 – Boston, MA at House of Blues
May 1 – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Small’s Theatre
May 3 – Tampa, FL at Big Guava Music Festival
May 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution
May 6 – Nashville, TN at Cannery Ballroom
May 7 – Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle
May 9 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival
May 12 – Austin, TX at Emo’s East
May 13 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
May 14 – Dallas, TX at Granada Theater
May 16 – Englewood, CO at Gothic Theatre
May 17 – Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue
May 19 – San Diego, CA at House of Blues
May 20 – Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory OC
May 22 – San Francisco, CA at The Regency Ballroom
May 24 – George, WA at Sasquatch! Festival
May 27 – Portland, OR at Wonder Ballroom
May 28 – Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom
June 3 – Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
June 5 – Chicago, IL at Park West
June 6 – Detroit, MI at St. Andrew’s Hall
June 7 – Columbus, OH at Newport Music Hall
June 9 – Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall
June 10 – Indianapolis, IN at The Vogue
June 11 – Lawrence, KS at Granada Theatre

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Blacklist Royals SXSW 2014 Dates

Blacklist Royals

Blacklist Royals announced they’ll be performing at South By Southwest 2014 next week. The Nashville group, featuring twin brothers and founding members Nat and Rob Rufus, are touring in support of their sophomore album ‘Die Young With Me’.

Blacklist Royals SXSW 2014 Showcases:
Wed. March 12th – 7:00pm – SXSW Official Showcase @ Headhunters – 720 Red River St.
Thurs. March 13th – 3:45PM – LIL Big Fest Party @ Tiniest Bar in Texas – 817 W. 5th St.
Fri. March 14th – 5:15PM – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Blind Pig Rooftop – 317 E. 6th St.
Sat. March 15th – 11:00AM – Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion Party @ Whole Foods Roof Top Plaza – 525 N Lamar Blvd.

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Lacuna Coil Announce Retirement Of Pizza And CriZ

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As Lacuna Coil prepares to release their new album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ on April 1st via Century Media Records, the band has issued the following statement regarding departures of two band members:

Dear friends,

It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you today: Our two brothers Cris ‘Pizza’ Migliore and Cristiano ‘CriZ’ Mozzati have decided to retire from LACUNA COIL.

Both Pizza and CriZ have had big changes impact their lives recently – we know how stressful and difficult it can be to balance both real life and the life of a professional touring musician, and we have nothing but total respect for their decisions to focus on their families and lives at home.

We have such incredible memories of traveling and exploring the world together with Pizza and CriZ, and we want to wish them both all the best as they begin these exciting new chapters in their lives. We will never forget the important roles they played in this band, or the incredible times we shared together.

THANK YOU PIZZA AND CRIZ! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Cristina, Andrea, Marco, and Maus.

LACUNA COIL

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Vinyl Thief ‘Stop Motion’ EP Out February 4th

Vinyl Thief

Vinyl Thief will be releasing a new EP entitled ‘Stop Motion’ on February 4th, serving as a preview to their upcoming full-length, set to release in the spring. Check out a stream of the title-track below. ‘Stop Motion’ is the follow up single to ‘Smooth’, which the Nashville electro-rock outfit released in August 2013.

Discussing the inspiration behind the band’s new song ‘Stop Motion’, lead vocalist Grayson Proctor shared, “‘Stop Motion’ to be honest, is really just a dialogue I had with myself one night. After losing something, I was trying to find ‘the comfort’ in the situation…struggling to.” He continues, “I needed to see the bigger picture, but could only see things on a smaller scale.”

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Shonen Knife New Album ‘Overdrive’ Out April 16th

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Shonen Knife are set to release a new album entitled ‘Overdrive’ on April 16th via Good Charamel Records. The Osaka, Japan veteran band will hit the road in support of the release, including stints in Europe and Japan, with September and October appearances being planned for North America.

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Tokyo Police Club Announce U.S. Tour In Support Of ‘Forcefield’

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Tokyo Police Club are hitting the road on a nationwide tour beginning this April in support of their forthcoming album ‘Forcefield’, which drops March 25th via Mom + Pop Music. Tickets will be available to the public starting this Friday (January 24).

In place of a standard pre-order, Tokyo Police Club is encouraging fans to participate in a PledgeMusic campaign, where they can pre-order the album in a variation of bundles, while taking part in an intimate fan club style promotion.

‘Forcefield’ is Tokyo Police Club’s first release in four years, following 2010′s ‘Champ’, which received widespread acclaim. The band teased the record just before the new year with a video for the track ‘Argentina (Parts I, II, III)’.

‘Forcefield’ was produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Girls) and David Monks (vocals, bass). Of the new music Monks notes, “Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave’. We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up rediscovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that’s what Forcefield is—it doesn’t matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it.” See below for full track listing.

Tokyo Police Club is Monks, Graham Wright (keys), Josh Hook (guitar) and Greg Alsop (drums). Bursting onto the scene in 2006 with 16 minutes of music—A Lesson In Crime EP—that garnered an ecstatic response, the Newmarket, Ontario quartet has never looked back.

Forcefield Tracklist
1. Argentina (Parts I, II, III)
2. Hot Tonight
3. Miserable
4. Gonna Be Ready
5. Beaches
6. Toy Guns
7. Tunnel Vision
8. Through The Wire
9. Feel The Effect

TOKYO POLICE CLUB TOUR DATES
March 27 – Glasgow, UK at King Tuts
March 28 – Dublin, IR at Whelans
March 30 – Manchester, UK at The Ruby Lounge
March 31 – Leeds, UK at Cockpit 2
April 1 – London, UK at Scalaat
April 16 – Grand Rapids, MI at Pyramid Scheme
April 17 – Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall
April 18 – Minneapolis, MN at Varsity Theater
April 19 – Omaha, NE at Slowdown
April 21 – Denver, CO at The Bluebird Theater
April 22 – Aspen, CO at Belly Up Aspen
April 24 – Boise, ID at Neurolux
April 25 – Seattle, WA at Neumos
April 26 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge
April 28 – San Francisco, CA at The Independent
May 1 – Los Angeles, CA at The Echoplex
May 2 – Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up Tavern
May 3 – Phoenix, AZ at The Crescent Ballroom
May 5 – Austin, TX at Emo’s
May 6 – Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
May 7 – Dallas, TX at Trees
May 9 – Nashville, TN at Mercy Lounge
May 10 – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival
May 12 – Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre
May 13 – Washington, DC at Black Cat
May 15 – New York, NY at Webster Hall
May 16 – Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of Living Arts
May 17 – Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair

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From Indian Lakes Launching ‘Able Bodies’ U.S. Tour on March 6th

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From Indian Lakes are preparing to hit the road for a U.S. tour that kicks off March 6th in Santa Ana, California, continuing on through April 6th in Fresno, California. The band will be playing music from their album ‘Able Bodies’, plus other fan favorites.

Singer Joey Vannucchi says, “Last year was an incredible year as a band. We got to play on some really big tours, meet a ton of new friends, and play in a lot of amazing places. We decided to do our first proper headlining tour for Able Bodies and make sure it’s about giving back to all of you for your support. We are going to be playing in a small intimate setting, and trying to play the things that you want to hear the most. We hope all of you come out and sing louder than ever with us.”

Tour Dates:
March 6 – Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA
March 7 – House of Blues in San Diego, CA
March 8 – UltraViolet Studios in Las Vegas, NV
March 9 – The Underground in Mesa, AZ
March 10 – OFF OFF
March 11 – OFF OFF
March 12 – The Aquarium in Austin, TX
March 13 – Papi Tino’s in Austin, TX
March 14 – QuikTrip Park in Dallas, TX
March 15 – OFF OFF
March 16 – OFF OFF
March 17 – Masquerade in Atlanta, GA
March 18 – Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC
March 19 – Jammin in Java Vienna, VA
March 20 – Siren Records in Doylestown, PA
March 21 – Studio @ Webster in New York, NY
March 22 – Cafe 939 in Boston, MA
March 23 – Stanhope in House Stanhope, NJ
March 24 – The Bugjar in Rochester, NY
March 25 – Skully’s in Columbus, OH
March 26 – Irving Theater in Indianapolis, IN
March 27 – Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL
March 28 – Fubar in St. Louis, MO
March 29 – Jackpot in Lawrence, KS
March 30 – Marquis Theater in Denver, CO
March 31 – In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT
April 1 – The Crux in Boise, ID
April 2 – El Corazon in Seattle, WA
April 3 – Slabtown in Portland, OR
April 4 – OFF OFF
April 5 – Brick + Mortar in San Francisco, CA
April 6 – Strummer’s in Fresno, CA

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