This past Thursday night’s Hoobastank show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis was cancelled. According to the Varsity Theater website, refunds will be given at the point of purchase. No reason was given for the cancellation.
Twin Cities band Throw The Fight has been confirmed as support for Steel Panther at their sold old show on Friday, July 27 at The Brick in Minneapolis.
The SoundTown festival scheduled to take place Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin has been cancelled. A post yesterday on the event’s website reads, “unfortunately the ticket threshold was not met and promoters had to make a difficult decision to cancel the event.” Refunds are being issued automatically. There really weren’t any bands of interest to metal fans except perhaps Jane’s Addiction and Weezer, but nevertheless it’s unfortunate to see a big event go under. The bottom line is that there has been such a massive proliferation of all-day and multi-day festivals in the area and greater Minnesota, and there was no way that all of them could be supported.
Former Hollywood Undead singer Deuce will appear at Station 4 in St. Paul on Thursday, August 9 for an all ages show. Tickets are on sale now.
Kansas City death metal band Ares Kingdom has been added as the headliner to the first night of the 2012 NYDM Annual show on Friday, August 10 at Station 4 in St. Paul. Chicago’s crazy death crew Macabre headlines the second night on Saturday, August 11.
Slipknot’s performance at Knotfest on Saturday, August 18 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin will be broadcast live over the internet at Event View Live. Register now for $14.95 and you will gain access to “Slipknot Saturdays, The Road To Knotfest”, a weekly broadcast of exclusive interviews and live performance clips from their current U.S. tour. The price rises to $19.95 on August 12. Of course why livestream the show when you can witness it live along with all of the other great bands? The great feature is that purchasers can view all postings for up to 30 days after Knotfest.
Canadian melodic death metal band Unleash The Archers make their way to Minnesota for the first time on Wednesday, August 22 at Station 4 in St. Paul. Support will come from local power metal kings Dawn Of Valor and Eternalize, the new female-fronted band featuring keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, Echoterra, Avian) making their debut non-acoustic performance.
Jonah Weingarten performing with Echoterra in 2010.
Listen to "What I Want" from the upcoming Eternalize debut album.
Pop-punk rockers There For Tomorrow perform an early, all ages show on Monday, September 24 at Station 4 in St. Paul with support from Deaf Havana, Set It Off, Divided By Friday, and This Is Breathing.
Rock band Local H performs Wednesday, October 3 at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. This is an 18+ show, and tickets are on sale now.
Former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt plays the Turf Club in St. Paul as Mike Watt + The Missingmen with Japanese instrumental band LITE on Sunday, October 7. This is a 21+ show, and tickets are on sale now.
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are teaming up for a double-headliner tour with support from J Devil that hits the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato on Tuesday, October 9. Ticket information is not available at this time.
Greece’s epic black metal band Septicflesh last played in town in July 2012 as support to Children Of Bodom, and now they return to headline Station 4 in St. Paul on Friday, October 19 with special guests Krisiun (Brazil), Melechesh (Netherlands by way of Isreal), Ex Deo (Canada), featuring Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono, and Inquisition.
Reformed alternative heavy rock band The Afghan Whigs will be playing the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Sunday, October 28. This is an 18+ show, and tickets are on sale now. I saw The Afghan Whigs in 1992 or 1993 at The Yacht Club in Iowa City in support of their Congregation album, and they put on a great show.
It’s a thrash fest on Monday, November 12 when Skeletonwitch, Havok, and Mutilation Rites invade the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. This is an 18+ show, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, July 14.
Death metal legends Deicide will storm Station 4 in St. Paul on Wednesday, November 14 with support from We Are Legion, Tennessee Murder Club, and Burning Bethlehem.