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"Brothers and sisters!," declares Jon Schaffer of ICED EARTH. "We are very aware at how impatient you have been getting about our North American tour announcement, but the time has arrived!! We will be seeing you soon in a very extensive USA/Canada run. Be there, it will be an awesome time for sure!" The band, consisting of Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, and new guitarist Jake Dreyer, will venture across the US and Canada from February 22nd through March 29th with featured support from Sanctuary and Kill Ritual. Dates are listed below. February 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts. 24 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom. 26 - Minneapolis, MN - Music Hall. 27 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground. 28 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall. March 2 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room. 3 - Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market & Stage. 4 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater. 5 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon. 7 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades. 8 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater. 9 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues. 10 - Anaheim, CA - Parish @ House of Blues. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theatre. 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues. 15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues. 16 - New Orleans, LA - Parish @ House of Blues. 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Underground. 19 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage. 21 - Wilmington, DE - The Queen. 22 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre. 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall. 24 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell. 25 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theater. 26 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theater. 27 - Cleveland, OH - Cambridge Room @ House of Blues. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall. 29 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge.
The third full length studio album from JUNKYARD - High Water made huge waves upon release, selling out of initial pressings and cracking Billboard's Top 25 Hard Rock Album Sales Chart. Fans and critics agree the album, the band's first in full length 26 years, is among the strongest rock records released this year. Upcoming dates: December 26 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse. 30 - Portland, OR - Dante's. January 5 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver. 6 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill. February 11 - Monsters Of Rock Cruise. 16 - Cocoa Beach, FL - 80's In The Park. 17 - Buford, GA - 37 Main. 24 - West Hollywood, CA - Viper Room.
TMZ are reporting that rapper Big Sean is the new owner of SLASH's Beverly Hills mansion. "The rapper made moves this week to buy the 7 bed, 8 bath, 11,000 sq. ft. Beverly Hills palace previously owned by the GN'R guitarist. The pad's been on the market since Perla, Slash's ex, filed for divorce in 2014. Big Sean's dropping $8.7 mil for the crib - a steal considering Slash originally listed it for around $11 mil and dropped it to $9.5 mil last year." Read more and check out a photo gallery at TMZ at tinyurl.com/yaowejbp.
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