Sunday, November 20, 2011


A couple of new concert items are worth mentioning, which I'll get to shortly. First, coming up this week are Lynch Mob and Corey Taylor. Lynch Mob and Life Tragic play tonight, Sunday, November 20 at Neisen's Sports Bar & Grill in Savage. Joining guitar master George Lynch in his band are vocalist Chaz West (Bonham), bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt), and drummer Scot Coogan (Brides Of Destruction, Ace Frehley, others). This is a 21+ show, and it's only $10 at the door. Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor is out promoting his autobiography, Seven Deadly Sins, with a solo spoken word/acoustic/Q&A tour that comes to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 22. This is an 18+ show, and tickets are still available for $25.

Hardcore band Full Blown Chaos has canceled their headlining tour with Rose Funeral, Battlecross, and Diamond Plate. Despite Full Blown Chaos pulling the plug, the rest of the bands will continue the tour. Unfortunately, the show scheduled at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 has been completely canceled. Cleveland's Ringworm was also on the bill, but I doubt they would have appeared since they also previously announced cancellation of their tour dates.

Rockers Tantric announced their return to town on Sunday, December 4 at Primetime Sports Bar & Grill in Burnsville with Man Made Machine, Underride, and Eve To Adam. Primetime is a great venue to see bands if you've never been there. This is an 18+ show, and tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door.

Also just announced is Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who will be appearing at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Tuesday, December 6. Weiland recently released a Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, so I would imagine this tour will include his Christmas song renditions. This is an 18+ show, and tickets are $30–50. The only other Scott Weiland tour dates announced are November 30 (New York, NY, Irving Plaza) and December 3 (Huntington, NY, The Paramount), and I suspect more will be announced this week.

Getting back to Diamond Plate, they apparently will be playing with crossover legends D.R.I. on Friday, December 9 at Station 4 in St. Paul. The Diamond Plate Facebook page lists this and a couple other dates with D.R.I. so I've added them to the concert calendar, but there's no mention of this on the venue's or promoter's websites. Another local band, Ripsnorter, has been added to the show so the complete billing appears to be: D.R.I., Diamond Plate, Invasion Earth, This Will Not End Well, Virgin Whores, Deretia, and Ripsnorter.

Looking further ahead, long-running punk stalwarts Dropkick Murphys announced a tour for early next year that brings them and Frank Turner to Minneapolis at First Avenue on Saturday, February 25. This show is all ages, and tickets are $31.50 in advance or at the door.

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