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Jason Aldean, Kid Rock to headline inaugural Rock the Country festivals

The Rock The South festival announce their latest music event, Rock The Country. The country music event travels to seven cities across the United States, bringing shows to country music fans in small-town America. Rock The Country kicks off in April of 2024 and runs through July, playing Gonzalez, Louisiana; Ashland, Kentucky; Rome, Georgia; Ocala, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and Anderson, South Carolina.

Headlining each night of Rock The Country festival is Jason Aldean and Kid Rock, with full lineups changing depending by the market. Artists performing on various stops include Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Koe Wetzel, Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Lee Brice, Nelly, Warren Zeiders, Big and Rich ft. Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser, Uncle Kracker, Tyler Farr, Pecos & the Rooftops, Kolby Cooper, Colt Ford, Elvie Shane, Treaty Oak Revival, Gavin Adcock, Sadie Bass & Dee Jay Silver.

Kid Rock posted on social media: “Can’t wait to bring you Rock The Country. A music festival like no other for hard working folks who love this country! Details at”.  Rock added: “Rock The Country is for everyone who makes this country run and loves America. Nobody knows how to party like Small Town America!”

Shane Quick, President of Touring and Strategic Expansion, LiveCo, said in a statement: “Rock The Country aims to bring the excitement and energy of a large-scale music festival to small towns across the country. With seven big shows in seven different towns, this event promises to be an experience like never before. Fans can expect a weekend filled with incredible performances, great food, and a sense of community that only small towns can offer.”

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Judas Priest share new song, announce 2024 ‘Invincible Shield Tour’

Judas Priest will launch a North American tour in the spring in support of their upcoming album, Invincible Shield, due out on March 8, 2024.  Invincible Shield, the band’s 20th studio album, marks the band’s first LP since 2018’s Firepower. The first track from the LP, “Panic Attack,” came out last month; and the band just released “Trial By Fire”, the second single from the album.

The Invincible Shield Tour kicks-off on April 18 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and includes 20 dates in cities ranging from Newark, Boston, Mobile, Alabama, and Albany, New York before ending May 22 in Syracuse, New York.  The band posted via social media: “Invincible Shield Tour. USA 2024. Artist Presale: Wednesday, November 15 @ 10am local (pw: METALGODS)” Swedish metal band Sabaton will open all shows on the Judas Priest tour in 2024.

To pre-order Invincible Shield, head here.
You can take a listen to ‘Trial By Fire’ – here.
Tickets for Judas Priest’s Invincible Shield Tour on on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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When We Were Young announces 2024 lineup with My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy

The lineup for the 2024 edition of When We Were Young was announced, taking place on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Oct. 19. The third iteration of the music fest will feature over 50 full-album live performances, featuring headliners Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, who will perform “The Black Parade” in its entirety.

The festival posted on its socials: “WHEN WE WERE YOUNG FEST 2024 🖤🥀 PERFORMING THE ALBUMS & MORE 💿 Sign up for Presale that starts Friday, November 17th at 10 AM PT. All tickets start at $19.99 down.”

Also performing full album sets are A Day to Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Pierce the Veil, the Used, Simple Plan, Dashboard Confessiona, Coheed and Cambria, and Nada Surf. Cobra Starship and Chiodos will also reunite to perform “¡Viva La Cobra!” and “All’s Well That Ends Well,” respectively.

For tickets and other information, head here.

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Hozier extends ‘Unreal Unearth Tour’ with North American dates

Hozier will extend his “Unreal Unearth Tour” by adding 37 dates in the spring and summer of 2024. The tour takes its name from his third studio album, ‘Unreal Unearth’, which came out this summer.

The 2024 run begins April 20 at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, with stops mainly at amphitheaters, arenas, and small stadium dates: two at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium and one at Madison, Wisconsin’s Breese Stevens Field. Allison Russell will support on select dates.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Hozier extends Unreal Unearth Tour into 2024

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Iron Maiden to release ‘Piece of Mind’ 40th anniversary graphic novel

Iron Maiden have just announced a graphic novel in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their seminal fourth album, Piece of Mind, set for a Nov. 21 release. A social media post reads: “IRON MAIDEN: PIECE OF MIND 🧠 The Official 40th Anniversary Art Book by @z2comics. Collecting new illustrations, stories, celebrity tributes & more. Get it now at”

Piece of Mind features classics including “The Trooper,” “Flight of Icarus” and “Revelations” coming to life in individual chapters dedicated to each of the nine songs on the album. Frontman Bruce Dickinson contributed to the “Revelations” chapter, which was his first official songwriting credit with Iron Maiden. Said Dickinson: “When the idea of a Piece of Mind 40th Anniversary graphic novel first came up, I felt it was the perfect medium to expand outside the confines of the songs and to create new storylines and new dimensions through short form narrative and imagery. With ‘Revelations,’ it allowed me to add more layers and dimensions to the lyrics and add a new twist.”

The graphic novel also features contributions from Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, AEW star and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho, comedian and metalhead Brian Posehn, The Cure bassist Simon Gallup, MMA superstar Josh Barnett, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and award-winning director Jonas Akerlund.

To pre-order the graphic novel, head here.

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KISS to stream final concert on Pay-Per-View

KISS have announced that they will be streaming their final show ever on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden via Pay-Per-View.

KISS are currently in the midst of the last leg of their “End of the Road” farewell tour, continuing into December and culminating with a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 1st and 2nd.  The latter MSG show will be available to stream via as well as pay-per-view via cable and satellite operators (in the US and Canada) beginning at 8 p.m. ET that night.

The stream will cost US and Canadian audiences $39.99, and the aforementioned cable providers will include Xfinity, Spectrum, Contour, Optimum, Fios, DirecTV, DISH, Rogers, and Telus, among others.

Watch the trailer HERE for the pay-per-view stream of KISS’ final concert on December 2nd. For pre-order access to the stream via, head here:

Kiss to live stream final Madison Square Garden concert

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Queensrÿche announces 2024 Origins Tour

Queensrÿche will launch a Spring 2024 North American tour, featuring support from Armored Saint.  The band announced on social media: “Announcing ‘The Origins Tour’ [playing the EP & The Warning] and featuring our good friends and special guests Armored Saint!! Tickets on sale THIS Friday!!
#Queensryche #TheOriginsTour #EP #TheWarning #ArmoredSaint”

Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre said in a press release: “We are thrilled to bring to you ‘The Origins Tour!’ This will be the first time in Queensrÿche’s history that the EP and The Warning will be performed live in their entirety. And to make this an even more stellar tour, we are so excited that our great friends and legendary metallers Armored Saint will be joining us as direct support. We are all proud to bring you this touring package and we can’t wait to see you on the road.”

“The Origins Tour” will see Queensrÿche revisit their early years, performing their 1983 self-titled EP and their 1984 debut full-length album The Warning in their entirety. The trek kicks off March 22nd in Houston at the Hell’s Heroes Festival and runs through May 12th in Fort Meyers, Florida.

Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Alanis Morissette to launch 2024 “The Triple Moon Tour” with Joan Jett

Alanis Morissette will launch the 2024 “The Triple Moon Tour” across North America, featuring special guest star Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, as well as support from Morgan Wade.

​​Morissette said in a statement: “I am inspired and heartened and feel giddy inside to be going on this upcoming summer tour with Joan and Morgan and all our teams. Can’t wait to see you, can’t wait to perform!”

The 31-date trek kicks off on June 9th in Phoenix and will make stops in Austin, Nashville, Toronto, Denver, Portland, and more before wrapping up on August 10th in Inglewood, California.

A Live Nation pre-sale will begin on Thursday, November 16th (use access code BACKSTAGE) ahead of the general on-sale slated for Friday, November 17th via Ticketmaster.

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Mötley Crüe, Slipknot, Foo Fighters to headline Welcome to Rockville 2024

Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, and Limp Bizkit will headline next year’s edition Welcome to Rockville, taking place May 9-12, 2024 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx said in a statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to come back to Florida. Welcome to Rockville is one of the biggest festivals in the world, and it’s going to be a highlight for us in 2024.” 

The festival posted on X: “Alright, Rockvillains, let’s kick this off with a bang! Your Welcome To Rockville lineup has landed, and it’s a monumental one! You asked for more bands, more stages, and more action. Rockvillains, when you ask, we deliver. Take it all in. This is the biggest rock festival in North America, and you will be a part of history. We’re cranking up the volume with a monster roster of over 150+ bands, which is 50 more than last year. Buckle up; this is just the beginning. Get your passes NOW to a beast of a festival with the power to unleash rock like never before. 🤘 Keep your eyes peeled because we have more in store, including the campground kick-off party lineup you’ll only get with Welcome To Rockville, all coming early next year! 🎫 🎫 #WelcomeToRockville #RockFestival #LineupAnnounce”

The event will also feature Queens of the Stone Age, Disturbed, Offspring, Evanescence, Cypress Hill, Mr. Bungle, Judas Priest, Living Colour, Stone Temple Pilots, Greta Van Fleet, and Jelly Roll.

Tickets to the festival are on sale now through its website.

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The Killers announce Greatest Hits album ‘Rebel Diamonds’

The Killers have announced a new best-of compilation album, Rebel Diamonds, set for release on December 8th. In a promo clip for the new compilation, the band says: “See it’s been said that what’s remembered lives, and we’ve racked up stadiums full of memories the past 20 years, enough to fill lifetimes. Twenty songs for 20 years – Rebel Diamonds.”  Check out the promo for Rebel Diamonds here.

Rebel Diamonds will pull together a total of 20 tracks across all the studio albums in The Killers’ discography, and includes the brand new song called “Spirit”.  Rebel Diamonds will also feature some deeper cuts from the band’s catalog, including “Be Still” and “Dying Breed.”

Pre-order Rebel Diamondshere.

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