Thursday, November 10, 2011

Concert Updates

Tooth & Nail recording artist Icon For Hire has extended their current tour dates to include another appearance at Station 4 in St. Paul on Wednesday, November 16. Support comes from For Those Who Bleed and Rob Mahlum. This show is all ages and will cost $10 in advance or at the door.

Born Of Osiris has announced an extension of their mid-November to mid-December tour that now brings them to Station 4 in St. Paul on Saturday, December 17. Support will come from Structures, Betraying The Martyrs, Reflections, and a to-be-named local band. This is an all ages show, and tickets are on sale now. The band’s Facebook page has the full list of dates.

The Born Of Osiris show has forced the SwordLord’s Christmas Bash Show at Station 4 to be moved from Saturday, December 17 to Sunday, December 18. This is a great local bill featuring Dawn Of Valor, Echoterra, Minos, Alation, and Purified, so go out and support these bands. It’s a 16+ show, and it’s only $3 if you bring a new toy for donation to Toys For Tots ($8 without a toy donation).

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is embarking on a solo tour that arrives in St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday, January 5. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now for $32.50–55, and the show is all ages.

In Flames and Trivium are teaming for a co-headlining tour of North America that rolls into First Avenue in Minneapolis on Tuesday, January 24. Support bands are Veil Of Maya and Kyng. This show is all ages, and tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11 at noon, and I would expect this to sell out in advance. A complete list of tour dates can be found on the In Flames Facebook page

Anonymous Swedish outfit Ghost has lined up a short North American headlining tour that hits Station 4 in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 25 with support from Blood Ceremony and Ancient Wisdom. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 11 at 11:00 am. Ghost was supposed to play as support to Enslaved back on October 3 at Station 4, but had to cancel the tour due to work visa issues. The full list of upcoming North American tour dates, which runs from January 18 to February 2, can be viewed at the band’s website.

Megadeth is bringing back Gigantour in 2012 with Motorhead, Volbeat, and Lacuna Coil along for the trek. The tour returns to the recently reopened Myth in St. Paul on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14. This show is all ages and tickets are on sale now (they’ll set you back $43). The full tour itinerary and accompanying press release can be viewed at the Gigantour website.

Lastly Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters announced another mammoth, two and a half month North American tour (May 1 to July 14) where he will perform The Wall in its entirely with one of the most massive stage productions you’ll ever see. The production returns to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sunday, June 3. General ticket sales begin Monday, November 14 at 10:00 am; Live Nation, Xcel Energy Center, and radio presales start Friday, November 11 at 10:00 am, and an American Express presale is currently underway. Head over to the Roger Waters website for the full list of dates.

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