Lacuna Coil Announces Chicago Meet And Greet, Celebrates ‘Dark Adrenaline’ Sales

Lacuna Coil band

In support of their new release ‘Dark Adrenaline’, Lacuna Coil will perform an acoustic set and meet-and-greet with their fans at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (February 10). Presented by Metal Army America and Unholy Empire, the special night with the band is open to the public and will take place after their performance at Gigantour that night. Tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Fans must be 21+ to receive entry into the club. For more information, please visit the official event page here.

The band checked in with fans on their Facebook on Wednesday (February 1), after learning of the opening week chart success ‘Dark Adrenaline’. They write:

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN – WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! Seriously, what an amazing day. Your support means so much to us, and we can’t to see all of you out there on tour!!

DARK ADRENALINE has debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart – our highest chart debut ever!! DARK ADRENALINE also has the #2 spots on the Current Alternative Album, Top Hard Music Album and Current Hard Music Album charts!!

AND… the first single from the album, “Trip The Darkness,” is currently at #27 on the Active Rock chart, tying our highest chart position ever!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!

Remaining Lacuna Coil/Gigantour tour dates:
Feb. 7 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
Feb. 8 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
Feb. 9 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace At Auburn Hills
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb. 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Feb. 13 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court*
Feb. 14 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
Feb. 16 – Saskatoon, SK – Prairieland
Feb. 17 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Feb. 18 – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
Feb. 20 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
Feb. 21 – Kent, WA – Showare Center
Feb. 23 – San Jose, CA – Events Center At San Jose
Feb. 24 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheater At Universal City
Feb. 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum
Feb. 28 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Mar. 1 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 2 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
Mar. 3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live At The Moody
*Lacuna Coil headline

Blue October Celebrate ‘Any Man In America’ Chart Success

Blue October

Blue October has landed their highest Billboard chart debut of their career with their latest album, ‘Any Man In America’. The album, which was released on lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s own UP/DOWN Records, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, was the second-highest debut on the chart this week and also landed at #2 on the Independent Album Chart, selling over 26,000 copies.

Furstenfeld had this to say about the band’s achievement: “I am in awe and beside myself with a big sigh and the most amazing crows flying in my stomach. The fact that when I started UP/DOWN Records, it was to prove that the listener can still be touched by artists with something to say, artists who are not afraid to stand up and remind listeners that they can still feel music like a first kiss. Making music that is real is what both Blue October and UP/DOWN records is all about. I can’t thank everyone enough who has supported us and helped us achieve this milestone for the band.”

Blue October is Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey, and Julian Mandrake.

Death Cab for Cutie ‘Codes and Keys’ Debuts At #3

Death Cab For Cutie

‘Codes and Keys’, the new album from Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie, has entered the Billboard 200 at #3, marking the week’s top chart debut. With total sales in excess of 102,000, the album is also #1 on both the Top Alternative Albums and “Top Digital Albums charts (with downloads comprising 57% of the first-week sales).

DCFC has spent much of the past month on a sold-out tour of intimate venues, a trek that concludes tomorrow night at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The show will be taped for broadcast on both and, with an airdate currently slated for next week.

Red Celebrate ‘Until We Have Faces’ Success, Perform On ‘Conan’

Red and Conan O'Brien

Red delivered the highest debut in the country with its third studio project ‘Until We Have Faces’ claiming the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week. “We’re completely beside ourselves,” offered an emotionally charged Anthony Armstrong. “We attribute the success of ‘Faces’ to our fans. We are well aware that we only get to do this because we’re supported by a lot of incredible people coming to our shows and connecting with us online every day. To say that we’re humbled is an understatement.”

The Nashville band performed their #1 radio single ‘Faceless’ on TBS’s ‘Conan’ on Tuesday night (February 8). Watch it via below the cut. (more…)

Radiohead Tops U.S. Album Charts With ‘In Rainbows’

Despite being able to legally download Radiohead’s new album ‘In Rainbows’ in October, the physical release of the album still managed to score a #1 slot on the Billboard charts, albeit a modest 122,000 copies for the opening week. The disc sold an additional 10,000 copies the week before, when some retailers put it on shelves ahead of its New Year’s Day release date. The band’s last album, ‘Hail to the Thief’, debuted at No. 3 in 2003 with first-week sales of almost 300,000 copies.

‘Daughtry’ Tops U.S. Album Charts In Lousy Sales Week

Daughtry band

‘American Idol’ season five finalist Chris Daughtry took the top spot on the U.S. album charts Wednesday, but overall sales suffered another dire week. ‘Daughtry’ took the crown in its ninth week of release by selling 65,000 copies in the period ended January 21, according to Nielsen SoundScan. has since removed the full article.

Incubus Tops Albums Chart

Incubus wearing no shoes

Incubus earned its first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, though sales were less than half those of its previous release. The group sold 165,000 copies of ‘Light Grenades’ during the week ended December 3, enough to edge the 157,000 copies told by ‘Hannah Montana’. ‘American Idol’ season five finalist Chris Daughtry’s debut album ‘Daughtry’ slipped one to No. 3 with 156,000 in its second week. has since removed the full article.

The Strokes New Album Fizzles Out Of The Gate

Billboard reports that Jamie Foxx led the U.S. pop album charts for a second week Wednesday, while the latest release from New York rockers the Strokes opened at No. 4 with considerably weaker sales than their previous effort. Foxx’s ‘Unpredictable’ sold 131,000 copies for the week, again edging Mary J. Blige, who held at No. 2 with 118,000 copies. The Strokes sold just 88,000 copies of their third album ‘First Impressions of Earth’.

Mariah’s ‘Together’ Holds Off ‘Replay’ Charge

Mariah Carey’s ‘We Belong Together’ was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week Wednesday and also ruled the Pop 100 and Hot R&B Hip-Hop charts. Rihanna’s ‘Pon de Replay’, moved up to No. 2 on Hot 100 and advanced to No. 5 on the Pop 100, with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ holding its spot at No. 3.

Coldplay Hold Off Foo, Backstreet To Remain At #1

Backstreet Boys fans were hopeful when early indications suggested that their comeback effort ‘Never Gone’ (293k) would top the album charts this week, but Coldplay’s first week sales drop of ‘X&Y’ (336k) wasn’t enough to do the trick, and a late surge by the Foo Fighters with ‘In Your Honor’ (320k) relegated the boy band for a #3 debut, according to Hits Daily Double. The three acts are close enough where it is possible the Billboard sales figures may provide a different order of finish though when announced tomorrow.