Saturday, October 13, 2012

Concert Announcements - October 2012

The remainder of October brings a lot of bands to town that don’t tour much or who rarely make to this area, including Michael Schenker, Petra, The Afghan Whigs, Witch Mountain, and many others. Here’s the full details about shows recently added to the concert calendar:

Hardcore/metal band Converge brings with them Torche, Kvelertak, and Mourner to the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Friday, October 19.

Friday, October 19 also has a heavy doom metal bill of Portland’s Witch Mountain and San Diego’s Castle playing the Turf Club in St. Paul.

The Smashing Pumpkins show on Saturday, October 20 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul is sold out.

Four local metal bands are teaming up for a benefit show for the Autism Society of Minnesota at Station 4 in St. Paul on Saturday, October 20. Deretla will be performing a tribute set to Death, Daigoro will pay tribute to Suicidal Tendencies, and Eldergaad and Compassion Dies will also play.

Rising thrash titans Revocation bring A Life Once Lost and Ken Mode to Station 4 in St. Paul on Tuesday, October 23 with local support from Deretia and Hate Beast.

Hailing from Chicago, Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56 headlines an all ages show at Station 4 in St. Paul with support from In Defence and Hold The Throne on Wednesday, October 24.

The legendary, ground-breaking Christian rock band Classic Petra (the mid-80s lineup of Petra with vocalist Greg X. Volz) will light up the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park with Second Timothy on Thursday, October 25.

A must-see show is legendary guitarist Michael Schenker featuring Robin McAuley at Neisen’s in Savage with support from Lasher on Saturday, October 27. Apparently no advance tickets are being sold, and it will be $20 at the door.

The Afghan Whigs show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis on Sunday, October 28 is now sold out.

(hed)pe makes their second appearance in the area this month as main support for Twiztid with Lil Wyte and Potluck at The Cabooze in Minneapolis on Tuesday, October 30.

UPDATE: I forgot about this report over at Blabbermouth that Robin McAuley will not be part of the current US Michael Schenker tour for medical reasons. We wish him all the best in his recovery from surgery.

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