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TTDTE Streams New Song "Rudy X 3"

Stereokiller has presented the premiere of "Rudy x 3," another slice of "Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega," the forthcoming new album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Check out the song right here. The following press release was also issued:

"Bursting with all the groove, chops, ambience, and heaviness that have made Danza a household name, 'Rudy x 3' is a sneak peek at what's in store for fans when Danza IIII drops, October 23 on Black Market Activities.

"Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza's decade-long tenure, during which time the Tennessee band have released three other albums, toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index, and inspired countless younger bands. The Danza IIII lineup consists solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis -- with Freeland on vocals, Travis (now a member of Glass Cloud) is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

"Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter." More...

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TTDTE Streaming New Song Online

Alternative Press presents the premiere of "The Alpha The Omega," the title track off The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza's fourth album, "Danza IIII: The Alpha The Omega." Give the song a listen right here.

Featuring guest vocals by Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and Alex Erian of Obey the Brave and Despised Icon, the song is "so shredtastic it may cause the skin to peel right off your face" in AP's words.

"Danza IIII" (think tally marks, not Roman numerals) heralds the end of Danza's decade-long tenure, during which the Tennessee band has released three other albums and toured with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Cattle Decapitation, and Misery Index. The following press release was issued about the album:

"On Danza IIII we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis (now a full-time member of Glass Cloud). With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work to ever bear the Danza name.

"Danza IIII was engineered and mixed by Nicholas Scott (Miss May I). The artwork was created by Michael J. Windsor, known for his work with The Red Chord and Pig Destroyer, and for his book covers for bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code and Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Fans can pre-order Danza IIII now at the band's official online store." More...

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TTDTE Announces New Album Release

Black Market Activities today proudly announces the October 23rd release of "Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega," the fourth and reportedly final album by The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Black Market Activities commented:

"Singled out early on by Alternative Press Magazine as 'one of the underground's fiercest live acts,' The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza cut its teeth in the mid-00's, touring with the likes of The Acacia Strain, Despised Icon, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, and Suicide Silence. With a rep for dazzling chops and planet-smashing heaviness, balanced by a healthy sense of humor, the Tennessee band released three albums - 2005's self-titled debut, 2007's Danza II: Electric Boogaloo, and 2010's Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events - honing a style that would help pave the way for countless younger bands.

"For the fourth and final album, Danza IIII (think tally marks, not Roman numerals), we find a stripped-down Danza, consisting solely of core members Jessie Freeland and Josh Travis. With Freeland manning the vocals as always, this time with even more vitriol than ever, the virtuoso Travis is responsible for all other instrumentation on the album. The result: the most musical and bloodlettingly honest work ever to bear the Danza name. With a decade-long legacy behind them, Freeland and Travis have delivered what will serve as an incredible last will and testament for their band." More...

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TTDTE Issues New Album Update

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has posted the following update online;

"IN THE RECORDING PROCESS FOR DANZA IV! We’ve been in the studio since the 23rd and Joshua Travis has tracked drums in 4 hours, bass in 2, and guitars until he finished yesterday. BEAST MODE! Jessie Danza will be here on Wednesday for vocals. Credits to Nicholas Scott at NS Studio! Details to come. We’re not playing around on this album."

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Oceano Announces Free All-Ages Party

Chicago deathcore heavyweights Oceano will be participating in Alternative Press magazine's free, all-ages party at Emo's in Austin, TX on Saturday, March 19th. The party, taking place during this year's SXSW festival features handpicked acts from the Alternative Press "100 Bands You Need To Know In 2011" issue and The AP Tour. You can view the show flyer here. For additional info, including a full list of bands, go to this location. Details are as follows:

Saturday, March 19 - 12-6 pm
Alternative Press Free, All Ages SXSW Party
Emo's
603 Red River St
Austin, TX, 78701

Oceano also has the following upcoming tour dates with Carnifex, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Within the Ruins:

3/31 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
4/1 Tempe, AZ @ Underground
4/2 Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
4/3 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
4/4 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
4/6 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/7 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
4/8 Chicago, IL @ Mojoe's
4/9 Toledo, OH @ The Jamboree
4/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
4/11 Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
4/12 London, ON @ Call The Office
4/13 Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
4/14 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
4/15 Quebec City, QC @ L'Octobre
4/16 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/17 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/18 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
4/19 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
4/20 St Petersburg @ The State Theatre
4/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Rocketown
4/23 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
4/27 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/28 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
4/29 East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle
5/1 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
5/2 St Louis, MO @ Fubar
5/3 Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
5/6 Fort Worth, TX @ TomCats West
5/7 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
5/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
5/11 Reno, NV @ The Alley

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Carnifex Announces The "Names Mean Nothing Tour"

American deathcore act Carnifex has revealed the dates for the upcoming "Names Mean Nothing" North American tour. Support on the trek will come from Oceano, Within the Ruins and The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Carnifex frontman Scott Lewis commented on the tour by saying:

"The 'Names Mean Nothing Tour' is bringing some of the heaviest, technical and modern metal bands together for awesome nights of sick pits and wicked beatdowns; guaranteed to leave you with bangovers the next morning. Don't miss it!"

The tour dates can be found below:
03/31 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
04/01 Tempe, AZ – Underground
04/02 Albuquerque, NM – Fusion Factory
04/03 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
04/04 Kansas City, MO – El Torreon
04/06 St Paul, MN – Station 4
04/07 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
04/08 Chicago, IL – Mojoe’s
04/09 Toledo, OH – The Jamboree
04/10 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
04/11 Grand Rapids, MI – MXTP
04/12 London, ON – Call The Office
04/13 Toronto, ON – Annex Wreckroom
04/14 Montreal, QC – Underworld
04/15 Quebec City, QC – L’Octobre
04/16 Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
04/17 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
04/18 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
04/19 Charleston, SC – The Oasis
04/20 St Petersburg – The State Theatre
04/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Rocketown
04/23 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
04/27 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/28 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
04/29 East Rutherford, NJ – Bamboozle
05/01 Louisville, KY – Expo Five
05/02 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05/03 Tulsa, OK – Marquee Theatre
05/06 Fort Worth, TX – TomCats West
05/07 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
05/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/11 Reno, NV – The Alley

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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T.T.D.T.E Announces U.S Mini Tour

American avant-grind act The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has announced a small batch of tour dates set to take place throughout the month of November. The band are currently on tour to promote its 2010 release "Danza: III." You view the confirmed list of dates, cities and venues below:

11/19 Cookeville, TN – Amps And Ramps (w/ Born Of Osiris)
11/20 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue ("BBQ Fest")
11/21 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes (w /Born Of Osiris)
11/22 Bloomington, IN – Rhino’s

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Mychildren Mybride Added to "Time To Bleed" Tour

MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has announced their direct supporting position on the upcoming “Time to Bleed Tour” featuring headliners SUICIDE SILENCE, and also including TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA, MOLOTOV SOLUTION, and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE. The tour dates are as follows:

10/2 The House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
10/3 Marquee – Phoenix, AZ
10/4 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10/7 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/8 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/9 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
10/10 Rocketown – Nashville, TN
10/11 The House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
10/13 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/14 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/15 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (Rock and Shock Festival)
10/16 Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
10/17 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/19 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
10/20 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
10/21 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
10/22 Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
10/23 The Bull Moose Tap House – Iowa City, IA
10/25 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
10/26 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/29 The Glass House – Pomona, CA

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TTDTE Streaming New Song "W.A.L.L.S."

With the release of "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events" drawing near, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza offers the world one more taste of what’s to come. The new song "W.A.L.L.S." can be heard at this location. Danza front man Jessie Freeland comments: "We see it as an accumulation of Danza I and II combined. We spent a lot of time structuring the album with three main musical elements, those being tech, groove, and ambience. It's a long, pissed-off and sad emotional roller coaster." The album hits stores July 6th on Black Market Activities, the label founded by Guy Kozowyk of The Red Chord.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/18 Westmoreland, TN @ 912 Park
6/19 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
6/21 Kingston, Ontario, CANADA @ Time To Laugh w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/22 Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA @ The Groove Lounge w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/23 Guelph, Ontario, CANADA @ Shadow w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/24 Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA @ The Casbah w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/25 London, Ontario, CANADA @ Rum Runners w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/26 Windsor, Ontario, CANADA @ The Blind Dog w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/27 St. Catharine's, Ontario, CANADA @ Mikado's Lounge w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/28 Toronto, Ontario, CANADA @ Sneaky Dee's w/ Blind Witness, Fall In Archaea
6/29 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA @ Mavericks
6/30 Montreal, Quebec, CANADA @ Underworld
7/6 Nashvillle, TN @ Rocketown (CD RELEASE SHOW)

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Pit Stories: III Stories of Unfortunate Events

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Jessie Freeland, vocalist for The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza who's readying their new album "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," shares three "unfortunate events" from the pit.

Honestly there have been sooooooooo many tales from the pit we have seen over the years. Hmmmmmmm! I guess I can give you three that come to mind immediately. I don't remember the places, dates, or venues, but I do remember the events and they were all unfortunate.

First show that comes to mind we were probably only 45 seconds into the first song and the crowd was def already getting stupid. These are always the most fun shows to play but shit can get ridiculous sometimes and it didn't take to long for that to happen. Stage dives turned into crowd surfing and this one dude in particular reached up and tried to use the stage lights as his own personal jungle gym. Sparks, ceiling tile, and electrical currents went everywhere. The next time I saw him it looked like his head was still smoking...

Another time was after a show in the parking lot. I didn't see exactly what happend to this dude "in the pit," but his face was most definitely fucked up! He walked up to me and handed me what used to be his prescription glasses and told me thanks for the best show of his life. WTF do you say to something like that!?!?! I could only nod my head and tell him to go to the hospital ASAP!

The last one happened very recently on the Road To Metalfest tour. There was this little girl, maybe like 15, in the front row. At one point this dude three times her size jumps off the stage and CRUSHED her and her friends. I swear to god, I thought it killed her. I stopped playing to check on her and make sure she wasn't broken in half. I was seriously relieved to see her stand back up in one piece and I made it a point to find her after the show and hook her up with a free Danza t-shirt.

Danza's new album, "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," hits stores July 6 on Black Market Activities. You can check out the cover art and a preview of the album here.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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TTDTE Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has unveiled the cover art for the forthcoming album "Danza III: The Series of Unfortunate Events," via a video clip posted online through NoiseCreep.com, which can be viewed below.

The "Danza III" album art was created by Michael Windsor. Windsor has worked on book covers for numerous titles including The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, as well as The Dexter series of books by Jeff Lindsay. He has also created album art and shirt designs for bands such as The Red Chord, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Pig Destroyer. More...

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2010 Announced

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.

Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM

Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.

Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.

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TTDTE Issues New Studio Recording Report

Tennessee metallers The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza have posted a studio report from the recording sessions of their new album "Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events" online through Metalinjection.net. The video clip can be viewed below. Pre-production tracks from the album can also be heard at the band's MySpace page.

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TTDTE Releases Studio Report, Pre-Production Track

Tennessee progressive tech metallers The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza are hard at work, recording their third album, "Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events," at Anthem Productions with Jeremiah Scott and Steve Blackmon. Check out the report below.

The band reports that "Danza III"'s themes are exactly what the title suggests - a chronicle of unfortunate events - personal, social, political, and global.

Frontman Jessie Freeland describes the music: "We see it as an accumulation of Danza I and II combined. We spent a lot of time structuring the album with three main musical elements, those being tech, groove, and ambience. It's a long, pissed-off and sad emotional roller coaster."

"Danza III" will see a 2010 release on Black Market Activities. In the meantime, the band has posted several pre-production previews for streaming on their MySpace page.

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Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Announces Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza will tour Canada in May for the "Making the Canadian Bacon Tour." Joining them will be The Number Twelve Looks Like You and Stray from the Path.

Confirmed Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza canadian tour dates are as follows:

5/21 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle
5/22 - St. Catharines, ON - L3 w/ Starring Janet Leigh
5/23 - Toronto, ON - Kathedral w/ Starring Janet Leigh
5/24 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
5/25 - Montreal, QC - The Underground
5/26 - Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
5/27 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Expo
5/28 - Oshawa, ON - EP Taylors
5/30 - Guelph, ON - Shadow
5/31 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah

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TDTDE, The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza hits the road with The Faceless, Arsis, and Misery Index for the "Patrons of Destruction" tour. The tour dates are as follows:

2/21-Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/22-Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
2/23-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/24-Nashville, TN @ The Muse
2/25-St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
2/26-Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/27-Dallas, TX @ The Max
2/28-Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
3/01-Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/02-Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
3/03-Abilene, TX @ Rose Park
3/04-El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
3/06-Lancaster, CA @ Palmdale Vets Hall
3/07-Victorville, CA @ TBA

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Tony Danza, A Life Once Lost, Arsonists To Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza will be touring Canada following some brief North Eastern U.S. dates. Joining Danza on the "Ripped Across Canada" tour will be A Life Once Lost (Ferret) and Arsonists Get All the Girls (Century Media). Here are the tour dates:

11/04 - Manchester, CT @ American Legion
11/05 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
11/06 - St. Catherine, ON @ L3
11/07 - Windsor, ON @ Chubby Pickle
11/08 - London, ON @ The Embassy
11/09 - Toronto, ON @ Reverb
11/10 – Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh
11/11 – Ottawa, ON @ Bayou
11/13 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
11/14 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
11/15 – Quebec City, QC @ L' Anti
11/16 - Burlington, VT @ Annex
11/17 - Maplewood, NJ @ Garden State Music Factory
11/18 - Reading, PA @ The Silo

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Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Adds Guitarist

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza has officially announced the addition of guitarist Josh Travis to their line-up. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Travis has previously done time in The Goddamn Rodeo and When Knives Go Skyward, and is currently doing vocals for U.K. band Monuments. You can listen to some of his material online here.

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Beneath The Massacre Announces Headlining Tour

Beneath The Massacre have announced a headlining tour which will begin this September on the 25th. Joining them will be The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Architects, Stray From The Path and Abacabb.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 25 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
September 26 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
September 27 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
September 28 - Montgomery, AL @ Off The Wagon
September 29 - New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
September 30 - Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
October 1 - Amarillo, TX @ War Legion

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