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Breaking Benjamin's fifth studio album, "Dark Before Dawn," will be released June 23rd, 2015. The first single "Failure" can be streamed below.
The band will hit the road again in April for headlining U.S. tour dates extending through July with performances at Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and Welcome to Rockville. See Breaking Benjamin live on these dates:
4.17 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Events Center
4.18 Houston, TX @ Buzzfest 33 / The Woodlands Pavilion
4.21 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
4.22 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
4.24 Tampa, FL @ WXTB Rockfest / Amalie Arena
4.25 Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival / JetBlue Park
4.26 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockfille / Metroolitan Park
4.28 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
4.29 New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
5.1 Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
5.2 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5.3 Charlotte, NC @ Caroline Rebellion / Charlotte Motor Speedway
5.13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Indoor
5.15 Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range / Crew Stadium
5.16 Camden, NJ @ WMMR BBQ / Susquehanna Bank Center
5.19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
5.20 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
5.22 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
5.23 St. Louis, MO @ Pointfest / Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
7.16 Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
7.17 Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA / Ford Festival Park
7.18 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2015 More...
After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday. and Sunday. The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows:
Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London's Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone.”
American alternative act Breaking Benjamin has announced that it will be releasing a new 'best-of' compilation album. The new collection, which has been titled "Shallow Bay: The Best Of Breaking Benjamin," is set for an August 16, 2011 releases through Hollywood Records. The track listing for the effort is available below.
4. So Cold
5. Sooner Or Later
7. The Diary Of Jane
9. Until The End
10. I Will Not Bow
11. Lights Out
12. Give Me A Sign
13. Blow Me Away
14. Water (2011 mix)
15. Had Enough (live acoustic version)
Below are the Top Billboard 200 Charts for this week's rundown in rock/alternative/metal:
#12 - BREAKING BENJAMIN - Phobia @ 50,208
#19 - HINDER - Extreme Behavior @ 35,452
#27 - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - Stadium Arcadium @ 28,841
#28 - STONE SOUR - Come What(ever) May @ 28,124
#30 - THE FRAY - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE @ 26,836
#38 - AFI - Decemberunderground @ 21,049
#41 - BLUE OCTOBER - Foiled @ 19,893
#44 - SLAYER - Christ Illusion @ 17,702
#49 - BUCKCHERRY - 15 @ 15,899
#50 - SNOW PATROL - Eyes Open @ 15,728
ALICE IN CHAINS, STONE SOUR and AVENGED SEVENFOLD are among the confirmed bands for BuzzFest XVIII, set to take place Sunday, October 8 at the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston, Texas. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
ALICE IN CHAINS
THE PANIC CHANNEL
RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
BOYS LIKE GIRLS
Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster or LiveNation.com.
AOL Music is streaming some of this week's releases in full including Slayer's "Christ Illusion" and Unearth's "III: In The Eyes Of Fire":
Clear Channel Music is previewing BREAKING BENJAMIN’s entire new album, Phobia, all this week! Check out the full CD, featuring the hit “The Diary of Jane,” here.
Breaking Benjamin has been added to the lineup of acts opening for Korn on their fall tour, joining Chevelle and Skindred on the bill. Confirmed dates so far kick off on November 12th in Sacramento, California and stretch to the Thanksgiving holiday, with more shows to be announced soon. Breaking Benjamin will also perform their current hit, "So Cold," on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 14th.
Breaking Benjamin dismissed drummer Jeremy Hummel several weeks ago, replacing him with BC, formerly of Los Angeles band hed p.e. No official statement has been made about the matter.
Breaking Benjamin is currently headlining dates on their own with Thornley as support.
Evanescence singer Amy Lee has admitted to Launch Radio Networks that she was a little nervous about being able to draw enough fans to fill the seats on the band's current North American tour. "It's a little scary, because you always look at the numbers," Lee said. "Like, when we're booked to play a place that's maybe 15,000 or more people, that's a really large amount of people. And when you're thinking of it in terms of, like, 'I'm headlining, can we really pull that many people?', it does make you a little nervous, I guess. You're always, like, just kind of hoping until that last week, when you start to see them really selling, you're like, "Okay, good, whew! Awesome.' (laughs)"
Seether, Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace also appear on the tour.
Upcoming Evanescence U.S. dates:
Jul. 26 - Sunrise, FL - Office Depot Center
Jul. 27 - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre
Jul. 29 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Jul. 31 - Portsmouth, VA - NTELOS Pavilion @ Harbor Center
Aug. 02 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 03 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 04 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Locobazooka 2004 is returning to the Fitchburg Municipal Airport this year for 2 full days of music lasting from September 25th through the 26th. Confirmed so far are the following artists:
...with more TBA.