The WQLZ Music Minute--Music news written by Bishop for 92.7 WQLZ, The Rock Station
Avenged Sevenfold and The Deftones will be at the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington October 12th. Tickets go on sale August 2nd. This is the first big tour from Avenged Sevenfold after they announced the release of their new album Hail to the King, and the first major headlining tour for A7X since 2011. They kick off their tour up in Chicago October 3rd at the All State Arena. Hail to the King hits stores August 27th. You can actually head to the band’s website to pre-order the new album box set which will also give you advanced access to pre-sale for the various shows. A7X and The Deftones will be joined by Ghost B.C.
New album this fall
Alt rocker Cage the Elephant are planning a fall release for a new album. It’ll be the band’s third studio album. Before releasing the yet-to-be-named disc, the band will be out on tour with Muse all of September making a stop in St. Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater September 14th.
As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino has a new job. He’s gonna slap the skins for Killswitch Engaged during their European/Asian tour. The news comes after Killswitch drummer Justin Foley injured himself in a bike accident. Even though it’s temporary, it’s great news for Mancino, whose other band is on hiatus because their front man Tim Lambesis is facing charges of trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife. Killswitch Engaged is out on the road with Lamb of God here in the states starting late October. Foley is expected to be back at full strength by then.
New NIN album insight
Though he doesn’t raise his voice a bunch in the new album, Trent Reznor says the new Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks will still get to you. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Reznor says the album doesn’t use scare tactics as others in the past have, nor does it sound like a middle-age, I’ve-given-up record either. The album hits stores September 3rd. Nine Inch Nails will be in St. Louis October 1st.
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