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Former Drummer To Join Crown the Lost For Show

Former Crown the Lost/current Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice will be handling drum duties for our July 12 show at The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA. "Jon, who is currently on a European festival run with Job For A Cowboy, has gratiously accepted to fill in for us during this time of need, and for that, we will reward him with a case of beer and full access to my ever-unmanageable CD collection," commented the band.

"With that in mind, be sure to come out to the aforementioned show. We will be busting out some older tunes from the first album and Jon will be tackling some jams from Blind Faith Loyalty, so it should be a rocking time all around."

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Job For A Cowboy Announces European Shows

Job For A Cowboy have lined up the following dates in Europe over the summer:

June 14 - Donnington, England @ Download Festival @ Donnington Park
June 16 - London, England @ 2008 Metal Hammer Awards
June 17 - London, England @ ULU
June 18 - Colchester, UK @ Arts Centre
June 19 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Waterfront
June 20 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest 2008
June 21 - Brussels, Belgium @ Magsin
June 22 - Koln, Germany @ Underground
June 23 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Die Rohre
June 24 - Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
June 26 - Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival at Tromoya
June 27 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Metal Town Festival 2008
June 29 - Helsinki, Finland @ 2008 Tuska Festival
June 30 - Moscow, Russia @ Tochka
July 2 - Tallin, Estonia @ Nõmme Kultuurimaja
July 4 - Roskilde, Denmark @ 2008 Roskilde Festival
July 5 - Leipzig, Germany @ With Full Force Festival
July 31 - Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air Festival

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Mustaine's Smaller Gigantour Returns Strongly

The Bell Center is a pretty good venue in terms of size and sound quality, but for those of us who weren’t able to buy ground tickets before they sold out, the seats were a bit lame. I don’t want to complain, but the bands were really far away – you try headbanging from the stands with five inches of standing room without bashing into the people standing nearly on top of you.

On the other hand, the people-watching in the large arena was excellent, particularly because Megadeth tends to draw metal fans as well as metalheads. By this, I refer to the hordes of young teenage boys flocking to the over-priced merchandise stands to don $40 Megadeth tees as their girlfriends went about in whatever Hot Topic is peddling to the angsty-girl demographic these days. On the opposite end of the spectrum, overweight middle-aged men guzzled down expensive beer and sat in their seats looking bewildered until Megadeth came on. Before I become too disparaging of the crowd, however, I am compelled to note that the enormous pit where people are typically embroiled in hockey battling looked like a great deal of fun from where I was sitting. More...

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In Flames Checks In From Gigantour

In Flames, who are currently performing on the Gigantour with Megadeth, Children Of Bodom, High On Fire and Job For A Cowboy, have posted the following message:

“We have now done NEARLY half of the tour and so far things are going great. It feels really good to be out playing live again and to, finally, be able to play the new songs for you all. Hope you who have seen the shows enjoyed it as much as we have!

All the other bands on the tour are awesome and we are having a great time!

See you soon for more shows around the globe.”

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival 2008

A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.

This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...

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UVTV Features Special Metal Blade Podcast

This week’s episode of "UVTV’s Heavy Metal Podcast" is their first in a series of record label specials. They're kicking off the series with a number of music videos and live performances from artists of Metal Blade Records. Some of the bands highlighted on the show include JOB FOR A COWBOY, EVERGREEN TERRACE, UNEARTH, GOATWHORE, and PSYOPUS.

You can download the MP4 Video or get it on i-tunes.

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Megadeth Announce Buenos Aires Tour Dates

MEGADETH will play two shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month — on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29. As previously reported, MEGADETH will also perform in Santiago, Chile on May 31. More South American shows will be announced soon.

MEGADETH's February 4, 2008 concert in Helsinki, Finland marked the band's live debut with new guitarist Chris Broderick, who has previously played with JAG PANZER and NEVERMORE.

The third installment of the U.S. Gigantour — the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine — will launch April 12 in Denver, CO with headliner MEGADETH, Swedish metal band IN FLAMES, Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM, Arizona's modern extreme JOB FOR A COWBOY and Oakland, CA heavy power trio HIGH ON FIRE all confirmed. The 29-date trek will criss-cross North America and wraps May 22 in Phoenix, AZ.

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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More Bands Announced For Download 2008

The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.

The full line up so far is as follows:
KISS (headliners)
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
36 Crazyfists
A Day To Remember
Alesana
Alter Bridge
Apocalyptica
Biffy Clyro
Black Dahlia Murder
Bleeding Through
Bullet For My Valentine
Cavalera Conspiracy
Children Of Bodom
Chris Cornell
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Disturbed
Fightstar
HIM
Incubus
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Jonathon Davis
Kid Rock
Madina Lake
Motorhead
Rise Against
Seether
Simple Plan
The Subways
Throwdown
Within Temptation

Stay tuned for more updates on the event.

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More Bands Announced For Download Festival

Kid Rock is the latest act to confirm an appearance at this year's K!-sponsored Download Festival.

Tabloid bad boy Rock - who is currently touring the US with his Rock 'N' Roll Revival show - is joined by Bleeding Through, Throwdown, The Black Dahlia Murder and The Subways at the three-day rock spectacular at Donington Park on June 13, 14 and 15.

The Kerrang!-sponsored Download festival will be headlined by: Kiss, The Offspring and Lostprophets.

The full list of other bands on the bill so far is as follows: 36 Crazy Fists, Alter Bridge, Bleeding Through, Children Of Bodom, Chris Cornell, Coheed & Cambria, Disturbed, HIM, Incubus, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy, Jonathan Davis, Jimmy Eat World, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Motorhead, Rise Against, The Black Dahlia Murder, Throwdown and The Subways.

The Download festival takes place the weekend of June 13 to June 15. Tickets are on sale now. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day. There will be a variety of ticket packages available to buy, including the RIP packages (a VIP package) from £315. For Club or VIP Experience packages, please call 020 7009 3484 to discuss your requirements.

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Gigantour 2008 Adds Second New York Date

By overwhelming demand, a second show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City has been added to Gigantour 2008 North America for April 23. Presented by Hot Topic - Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, and High On Fire is set to kick off its six-week trek across the USA and Canada on April 12.

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Five More Bands Announced For Download 2008

The following message has been posted via the Download festival's official Myspace acoount:

"With festival fever firmly underway, we have added another internationally acclaimed batch of artists to our line-up.

With the three headliners already in place - KISS, The Offspring and Lostprophets - You will be thrilled to learn that joining them on the weekend of 13, 14, 15 June in Donington Park will be CHRIS CORNELL, JIMMY EAT WORLD, JONATHAN DAVIS, 36 CRAZYFISTS and JOB FOR A COWBOY

This raft of US acts add to the Download 2008 bill which also sees Judas Priest, Motörhead, HIM, In Flames, Coheed & Cambria, Incubus, Disturbed, Rise Against, Alter Bridge and Children of Bodom appearing."

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Roundtable Discussion w/ Behemoth and JFAC Online

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, JOB FOR A COWBOY singer Jonny Davy and guitarist Bobby Thompson and GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier — who joined forces last fall for the Radio Rebellion tour — sat down with Headbanger's Blog for a roundtable discussion about all things metal.

In the first of three daily posts, they talked about how radio metal is an oxymoron and how bands that don't get radio play can make a living. Check out the links below.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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JFAC To Re-Issue Album On Picture Disc

Glendale, AZ extreme metal powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY's Genesis album will receive a release on picture disc on April 18 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy), April 21st (rest of Europe).

The release will be part of the Metal Blade Vinyl Fan Edition series, which means the edition is strictly limited to 500 copies only.

Job For A Cowboy recently announced both North American and United Kingdom tours alongside thrash metal legends MEGADETH in support of the Genesis album.

The band has been handpicked by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to support his band as part of both the UK and North American Gigantour 2008 tours.

Job For A Cowboy is set to kick off 2008 in grand fashion as it brings its devastating live show to new and larger audiences alongside one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time in Megadeth. Job For A Cowboy will provide direct support to Megadeth on the UK Gigantour run, set to launch February 17th in Norwich, UK. The week long trek will conclude with a February 24th performance at London's Brixton Academy.

Job For A Cowboy will then join Megadeth, Swedish metal titans IN FLAMES, Finnish thrashers CHILDREN OF BODOM and Oakland, CA power trio HIGH ON FIRE as part of the North American Gigantour, set to launch April 12th in Denver, CO.

On the topic of touring as part of Gigantour, Job For A Cowboy guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju comments, “It is an honor to be selected as part of such a great tour. Bands like High on Fire, Children of Bodom, In Flames and Megadeth are all respected in their own genres and every band has something great to offer. Every band is going to put on a show. Every band will eat you alive. Get your popcorn ready!”

A full listing of upcoming JFAC live performances follows this message.

In addition to Bhadriraju, Job For A Cowboy features vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarist Bobby Thompson, bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice. More...

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Megadeth Bassist Check In From Helsinki

MEGADETH bassist James Lomenzo has issued the following update:

"Hell yeah! Helllllsinki!!! Sitting in the ***** ****** hotel here in Helsinki just burnin' off the flight, thought I'd catch up with you all and say hey and welcome to our big deluxe winter Tour Of Duty. It's great being back on this side of the world. We're looking forward to taking MEGADETH and Gigantour to a snowy street near you, think of us as your own personal napalm delivery device sent here to warm the cockles of your little metal hearts. New guitarist, Chris [Broderick; ex-JAG PANZER, NEVERMORE], is melding right in and we're all pretty stoked. Poor boy's been on the fast track getting the set together so let's give him a warm welcome!"

Broderick will make his live debut with the band on February 4 in Finland, where MEGADETH will kick off a long string of international dates which wrap March 14 in Bangalore, India. More...

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The Red Chord Update Tour Itinerary

THE RED CHORD have announced to last minute off dates In Toledo, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during their current tour alongside SKELETONWITCH and JOB FOR A COWBOY. The updated itinerary is as follows:

January
24 - Fresno, CA – The Exit
25 - Reno, NV – Club Underground
26 - Bend, OR - Domino Room @ Midtown
27 - Spokane, WA – Big Easy Concert House
28 - Boise, ID – The Venue
29 - Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater
31 - Sioux Falls, SD – Nutty’s North

February
1 - Iowa City, IA – The Picador
2 - Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
4 - Grand Rapids, MI – Skelletones
5 - Toledo, OH - Frankie's (w/ Skeletonwitch)
6 - Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship
7 - Dayton, OH – The Attic Club
8 - Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
9 - Joplin, MO – The Foundry
10 - Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Ballroom
12 - Pittsburgh, PA - The School

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Skeletonwitch Departs For Tour With JFAC

Athens, OH’s SKELETONWITCH have just hit the road for a nearly-three week tour alongside Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord. The band offers up a quick update via the band’s MySpace page: “Greetings you sick fucks!! We're kicking off our tour with Job For a Cowboy and The Red Chord tomorrow!! Please come out and shred 'til you're dead!! Be sure and get there early as we're playing first! Also, there is new SKELETONWITCH merchandise available. On our MySpace page, just click on any of the designs and you'll be directed to the online store. Pretty simple, pretty self explanatory, pretty fucking rad. Hope to see everyone out on the road. As always, thanks for your support!”

SKELETONWITCH continues to support its Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," which saw an October 2007 release. Recorded with producer Corey Smoot (GWAR, Municipal Waste) and featuring art from John Baizley (Kylesa, Baroness, Darkest Hour), features a handful of brand new SKELETONWITCH songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on the self-released SKELETONWITCH records "Worship the Witch" and "At One With The Shadows."

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Job For A Cowboy Announce More Dates With Megadeth

Glendale, AZ extreme metal powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced both North American and United Kingdom tours alongside thrash metal legends MEGADETH in support of it's debut album, Genesis.

JFAC has been handpicked by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine to support his band as part of both the UK and North American Gigantour 2008 tours.

Job For A Cowboy is set to kick off 2008 in grand fashion as it brings its devastating live show to new and larger audiences alongside one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time in Megadeth. Job For A Cowboy will provide direct support to Megadeth on the UK Gigantour run, set to launch February 17th in Norwich, UK. The week long trek will conclude with a February 24th performance at London's Brixton Academy.

Job For A Cowboy will then join Megadeth, Swedish metal titans IN FLAMES, Finnish thrashers CHILDREN OF BODOM and Oakland, CA power trio HIGH ON FIRE as part of the North American Gigantour, set to launch April 12th in Denver, CO.

On the topic of touring as part of Gigantour, Job For A Cowboy guitarist Ravi Bhadriraju comments, “It is an honor to be selected as part of such a great tour. Bands like High on Fire, Children of Bodom, In Flames and Megadeth are all respected in their own genres and every band has something great to offer. Every band is going to put on a show. Every band will eat you alive. Get your popcorn ready!”

Additionally, Job For A Cowboy will kick off a US tour in support of Genesis beginning January 24th in Fresno, CA. Support on the three week headlining run will be provided by THE RED CHORD and SKELETONWITCH. A full listing of upcoming JFAC live performances follows this message.

In addition to Bhadriraju, Job For A Cowboy features vocalist Jonny Davy, guitarist Bobby Thompson, bassist Brent Riggs and drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice.

Job For A Cowboy tour dates: More...

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Gigantour Meet And Greets Announced

MegaFanClub members will have first crack at some very limited deluxe meet & greet packages for the North American leg of Gigantour 2008. They will be available as of Tuesday, January 15th. Stay tuned for details and official confirmation of tour dates.

As previously reported, a string of tentative dates for Gigantour 2008 North America, the festival trek through Canada and the US featuring MEGADETH, IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, JOB FOR A COWBOY and HIGH ON FIRE - have been revealed.

Suggested tour dates currently include:

April
7 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
8 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena
10 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
11 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
12 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
13 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
15 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Theatre
16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
19 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
20 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Gardens
22 - New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
23 - New York City, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
24 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
26 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
28 - Quebec City - Pavillon de la Jeunesse
29 - Montréal, QC - Bell Centre
30 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall

May
1 - London ON - John Labatt Centre
3 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Center
4 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Center
6 - Chicago, IL - [to be announced]
7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
9 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
10 - Winnipeg, MB - Convention Centre
11 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Exhibition Hall
12 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
14 - Calgary, AB - The Stampede Corral
16 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum

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