Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s November 6 concert at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user “Jim Powers”).

SLAYER has just kicked off “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah started at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, and will see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum on November 30. Accompanying SLAYER for this last ride are PRIMUS, MINISTRY and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS performing a vulgar display of PANTERA, who are supporting on all dates.

SLAYER‘s final world tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band’s intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last SLAYER show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wraps on November 30, the band will have completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30 countries and 40 U.S. states.

SLAYER‘s final world tour has been a wild ride. Three bus drivers, four truck drivers, and a crew of 32 have traveled all over the world to set the stage for this farewell. At most shows, SLAYER‘s pyro expert set off 160 pounds of propane and 10 liters of 99% isopropyl alcohol, prompting the Phoenix New Times reviewer to comment on the “eyebrow-singeing pyrotechnics that could be felt even 10 rows behind the pit.” In Toronto, one diehard fan was ejected from the concert before SLAYER took the stage, so jumped into Lake Ontario (that surrounds the Budweiser Arena) and swam back to the venue. The Tampa Bay TimesJay Cridlin wrote, “Beginning with the throttling opener ‘Repentless’, SLAYER tore through their set like a flaming cigarette boat across the river Styx, charring up a vicious circle pit by the stage,” and Detroit’s Gary Graff noted in his Oakland Press review the “10,000 headbangers who skipped the ‘Game Of Thrones’ finale to pay homage to the pioneering quartet.” “The sheer physicality of their show was something to behold and was yet another indication that while the band may be calling it a career, they are going out on top, playing at their absolute best,” wrote Andy Lindquist for the SF Sonic, and Guy D’Astolfo with the Youngtown Vindicator ended his review with this: “After the final note, Tom Araya stood alone, scanning the crowd…forging a mental imprint of the moment. After a minute or two, he went to the microphone and said, ‘I’m going to miss you guys.’ Then he exited and the lights went up.”

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Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE

Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE
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Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is offering his fans a chance to join him on a Pacific Northwest tour in January 2020.

In a newly released two-minute video promoting the offer, Tate says: “It seems like I’ve been on the road for about 40 years straight. I spend more time on the road traveling than I do at home. I thought that other people might find what I do interesting, and so I started a touring company called Back Stage Pass Travel to take people on the road with me and show them my world.

“Not only do we take people on sightseeing tours in the area that we’re visiting, but we also surround ourselves with music. And there’s musicians entertaining the guests almost continuously. It’s quite a madhouse.

Back Stage Pass Travel has taken guests to Ireland, Italy, France and Germany, and this year we’re offering something quite different — the Pacific Northwest; my home, where I live, where I grew up. We’re also gonna be inviting people to come to our rehearsals for our upcoming tour in 2020. It’s the 30th anniversary of [QUEENSRŸCHE‘s] ‘Empire’ album, so we’re performing the entire ‘Empire’ album front to back, and also the entire ‘Rage For Order’ album.

“So, if you wanna ride ferry boats to the San Juan Islands, visit the quaint sea port towns, if you wanna be one-on-one in rehearsals and hang out with me and hear the music before the tour begins, come onboard.”

An official description of the excursion reads as follows: “The Pacific Northwest seems to have a little bit everything. You can experience open Pacific Ocean vistas, the puget sound teaming with marine life, majestic mountain ranges and rolling farm land. Shopping and dining are top tier. The wine region in Woodinville, right outside of Seattle, is the second largest in the country and the music scene is world famous.

Geoff Tate was raised on the puget sound since he was 5 years old and has called the Seattle area his home ever since. He was part of the music scene that brought the world QUEENSRŸCHE, HEART, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUND GARDEN and many more. Now Geoff would like to share his home and give people his own view of what makes the area so special.

“On this week long sightseeing tour you will share experiences unique to this area with Geoff and his fellow musicians. You will attend 2 rehearsal days with Geoff and his band as they get ready for the ‘Empire’ and ‘Rage For Order’ tour. You will ride ferry boats to historic sea port towns and experience the culture of the people native to the area. You will spend every day of these 8 days with Geoff experiencing where he calls home.”

For more information, go to this location.

Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s “Operation: Mindcrime” album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours.

Tate will perform the QUEENSRŸCHE albums “Rage For Order” and “Empire” in their entirety on the “Empire 30th Anniversary Tour” in 2020.

1986’s “Rage For Order” introduced a much more polished look and sound for QUEENSRŸCHE. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal (of which glam metal was a subgenre). A video was filmed for the song “Gonna Get Close to You”, originally recorded in 1984 by DALBELLO.

Released in 1990, “Empire” included the hit ballad “Silent Lucidity”, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard singles chart, helped propel “Empire” to No. 7 on the album chart and earned two Grammy Award nominations.

Urban hiking with this great crew! Up and down the hill in Montmartre!

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Sunday, October 27, 2019

Over the top and gorgeous! Exploring Paris today.

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Monday, October 28, 2019

Day wine tasting on Bordeaux! It’s a good day!!!!

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE
HRRL News Feed via Blabbermouth.net

Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE

Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE
{$inline_image}
Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is offering his fans a chance to join him on a Pacific Northwest tour in January 2020.

In a newly released two-minute video promoting the offer, Tate says: “It seems like I’ve been on the road for about 40 years straight. I spend more time on the road traveling than I do at home. I thought that other people might find what I do interesting, and so I started a touring company called Back Stage Pass Travel to take people on the road with me and show them my world.

“Not only do we take people on sightseeing tours in the area that we’re visiting, but we also surround ourselves with music. And there’s musicians entertaining the guests almost continuously. It’s quite a madhouse.

Back Stage Pass Travel has taken guests to Ireland, Italy, France and Germany, and this year we’re offering something quite different — the Pacific Northwest; my home, where I live, where I grew up. We’re also gonna be inviting people to come to our rehearsals for our upcoming tour in 2020. It’s the 30th anniversary of [QUEENSRŸCHE‘s] ‘Empire’ album, so we’re performing the entire ‘Empire’ album front to back, and also the entire ‘Rage For Order’ album.

“So, if you wanna ride ferry boats to the San Juan Islands, visit the quaint sea port towns, if you wanna be one-on-one in rehearsals and hang out with me and hear the music before the tour begins, come onboard.”

An official description of the excursion reads as follows: “The Pacific Northwest seems to have a little bit everything. You can experience open Pacific Ocean vistas, the puget sound teaming with marine life, majestic mountain ranges and rolling farm land. Shopping and dining are top tier. The wine region in Woodinville, right outside of Seattle, is the second largest in the country and the music scene is world famous.

Geoff Tate was raised on the puget sound since he was 5 years old and has called the Seattle area his home ever since. He was part of the music scene that brought the world QUEENSRŸCHE, HEART, NIRVANA, ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUND GARDEN and many more. Now Geoff would like to share his home and give people his own view of what makes the area so special.

“On this week long sightseeing tour you will share experiences unique to this area with Geoff and his fellow musicians. You will attend 2 rehearsal days with Geoff and his band as they get ready for the ‘Empire’ and ‘Rage For Order’ tour. You will ride ferry boats to historic sea port towns and experience the culture of the people native to the area. You will spend every day of these 8 days with Geoff experiencing where he calls home.”

For more information, go to this location.

Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s “Operation: Mindcrime” album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours.

Tate will perform the QUEENSRŸCHE albums “Rage For Order” and “Empire” in their entirety on the “Empire 30th Anniversary Tour” in 2020.

1986’s “Rage For Order” introduced a much more polished look and sound for QUEENSRŸCHE. The album featured keyboards as prominently as guitars, and the group adopted an image more closely associated with glam rock or glam metal than with heavy metal (of which glam metal was a subgenre). A video was filmed for the song “Gonna Get Close to You”, originally recorded in 1984 by DALBELLO.

Released in 1990, “Empire” included the hit ballad “Silent Lucidity”, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard singles chart, helped propel “Empire” to No. 7 on the album chart and earned two Grammy Award nominations.

Urban hiking with this great crew! Up and down the hill in Montmartre!

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Sunday, October 27, 2019

Over the top and gorgeous! Exploring Paris today.

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Monday, October 28, 2019

Day wine tasting on Bordeaux! It’s a good day!!!!

Posted by Back Stage Pass Travel on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Here Is Your Chance To Spend Eight Days With GEOFF TATE
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New OZZY OSBOURNE Song To Arrive Tomorrow; Teaser Clip Available

New OZZY OSBOURNE Song To Arrive Tomorrow; Teaser Clip Available
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A new Ozzy Osbourne song will make its online debut tomorrow (Friday, November 8).

A brief snippet of the track can be heard in the teaser clip below.

Ozzy‘s new studio album is tentatively due in January.

The BLACK SABBATH singer recently provided guest vocals on Post Malone‘s song “Take What You Want”, a session overseen by producer Andrew Watt, and it led to Osbourne and Watt collaborating on the Ozzy‘s 12th solo LP.

Ozzy has not released an all-new solo effort since 2010’s “Scream”, having spent the last few years touring with BLACK SABBATH in support of that band’s “13” LP, as well as playing a number of solo shows. More recently, Osbourne has been recuperating at home after sustaining a bad neck injury resulting in the postponement of his solo tour.

Watt connected with Osbourne after meeting Ozzy‘s daughter Kelly at a friend’s party and pitching her on the idea of Post and Ozzy collaborating together.

Last month, Ozzy once again postponed his European tour, marking the second time the BLACK SABBATH singer has done so following a series of health issues.

Ozzy initially scrapped his entire 2019 schedule earlier this year, as he recovered from surgery to repair an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The European leg of his “No More Tours 2” trek was then rescheduled for January through March 2020, with the North American dates set to follow in May 2020.

According to Live Nation Sweden, the new European tour dates will now take place “in the first half of 2021.” The American dates remain in place for now.

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New OZZY OSBOURNE Song To Arrive Tomorrow; Teaser Clip Available
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IRON MAIDEN Announces Spring/Summer 2020 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour Dates

IRON MAIDEN Announces Spring/Summer 2020 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour Dates
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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have announced nearly three dozen shows for next spring and summer as part of their acclaimed “Legacy Of The Beast” tour.

After a six-date run in Australia and New Zealand in May, they will play in Japan and the Philippines, before traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv, Israel. MAIDEN will then return to Europe for a number of festival appearances and headlining shows in Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said in a statement: “We’ve had a fantastic time on the ‘Legacy’ tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal. The whole band has been having such fun, we’re really excited to bring this production back out on the road next year.”

The concept for the “Legacy Of The Beast” tour was inspired by MAIDEN‘s mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking “worlds” with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

MAIDEN‘s current set includes a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number, “Aces High”. The plane is a 90-percent-sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941.

MAIDEN‘s 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprised 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band’s 2018 European dates, means that the group has already taken the “Legacy Of The Beast” show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe.

The first leg of the “Legacy Of The Beast” tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000-plus fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (U.K.) newspaper calling it “an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics… a masterclass in performance and staging.”

IRON MAIDEN‘s 2020 tour dates:

May 01 – Perth, Australia, RAC Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 03 – Adelaide, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 05 – Brisbane, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 07 – Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 11 – Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 13 – Auckland, New Zealand, Spark Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 16 – Manila, Philippines, Pulp Summer Slam
May 19 – Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM
May 20 – Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM
May 22 – Osaka, Japan, [venue to be confirmed]
May 27 – Dubai, UAE, Coca-Cola Arena
May 30 – Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomfield Stadium (w/ ORPHANED LAND)
Jun. 5-7 – Tampere, Finland, Rockfest
Jun. 09 – Bremen, Germany, Buergerweide (w/ DISTURBED & AIRBOURNE)
Jun. 10 – Cologne, Germany, Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jun. 13 – Donington, UK, Download Festival
Jun. 15 – Belfast, UK, Belsonic Festival
Jun. 18 – Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell
Jun. 23 – Berlin, Germany, Waldbuehne (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jun. 25 – Oslo, Norway, Tons Of Rock
Jun. 27 – Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium (w/ ALTER BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
Jun. 30 – St Petersburg, Russia, Ice Palace (w/ AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 02 – Moscow, Russia, VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 05 – Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 07 – Prague, Czech Republic, Sinobo Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 09 – Weert, Holland, Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 11 – Paris, France, Paris La Defense Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & AVATAR)
Jul. 16 – Wiener, Austria, Neustadt Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 18 – Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 20 – Bologna, Italy, Sonic Park (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 23 – Lisbon, Portugal, Estadio Nacional (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 25 – Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)


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IRON MAIDEN Announces Spring/Summer 2020 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour Dates
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