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This is the speech made by Freddy, Chthonic's vocalist in New York City and Washington, DC on the 12th and 13th September's press conferences.
Freddy Lim, Vocalist of ChthoniC
"As a musician, I am here to make noise for my fans. As a Taiwanese citizen, I am here to make noise for my countrymen. I have sung across America for more than 2 months for my fans, and now I will take the opportunity here to speak for my fellow Taiwanese.
Taiwan's sparkling talents range from sculptor Ming Chu, to the internationally-acclaimed director Ang Lee, to the internationally renowned Cloud Gate dance troup, to the Sahara-crossing ultra-marathon runner Kevin Lin, to Major League Baseball players such as New York Yankees star Chien-ming Wang. Taiwan's creative gifts and energy can not be contained within borders or forced to abide by the restrictions of political deal-making. The 23 million people of Taiwan are living diligently and sensibly, with the wish to freely thrive in this world as equal partners on our shared planet. Like the people mentioned above, we are not politicians, and all we can do is to fight our best in our own career, to use the cultural power to fight against Chinese strong military threats, and -- through the artistic language -- to spread ideals that our countrymen believe about how the international society puts limitations on Taiwan.
During our two-month American tour, most fans and media have supported the message that we carry during this tour. At our concerts, the fans show their anger toward those politicians in United Nations by shouting and even cursing; back home, these fans even put their efforts of supporting Taiwan into their daily life, like a report I've just received from a fan who wrote about Taiwan for her Social Justice Action class project to spread the message to her classmates and friends. For these young people, it's very logical and natural to support Taiwan to join the international society and for Taiwanese to share the same international rights that they have, but the politicians in United Nations seem to think it's more logical and natural to sacrifice Taiwan in their political games."
Taiwanese extreme metalists CHTHONIC — fresh from a tour of duty with Ozzfest and currently in the midst of their first-ever North American headline shows, which precede a brief tour with CRADLE OF FILTH — have confirmed their first batch of fall European tour dates. They are as follows:
Nov. 09 - Hard Rock Hell Festival - Minehead, U.K.
Nov. 30 - Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 01 - Lindenpark - Potsdam, Germany
Dec. 02 - Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
Dec. 04 - Bastard Club - Osnabruck, Germany
Dec. 06 - Romein - Leeuwarden, Holland
Dec. 07 - Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
Dec. 09 - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
Dec. 11 - Wigwam - Budapest, Hungary
Dec. 12 - Fleda - Brno, Czech Republic
Dec. 13 - Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
Dec. 14 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 15 - Hexentanz Festival - Illingen, Germany
All concerts in continental Europe will see CHTHONIC play alongside Finnish "heroic folk metal" warriors ENSIFERUM (Spinefarm Records). Additional performances — including the band's first-ever U.K. tour — will be announced shortly.
CHTHONIC will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 13, just hours before they play the nearby Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, Virginia.
At the press conference, which will be moderated by Jaxx owner Jay Nedry, the band will discuss the message behind their current tour, which they've dubbed "UNlimited" to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country. The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune, among others, have recently devoted lengthy features to the message behind the tour.
CHTHONIC will continue its historic "UNlimited" tour later this month, when it will perform its first headlining concerts in America.
"Ozzfest has been a great experience for CHTHONIC, but we're excited to perform for our fans for longer than 20 minutes," Freddy Lim stated.
In concert, CHTHONIC (pronounced "THON-ick") will continue to perform the tour's theme song, "UNlimited Taiwan", written and recorded this spring "to emphasize the 'UNlimited' potential of Taiwan and the Taiwanese people," Lim says. Like the tour — which kicked off in Taipei earlier this summer following the international re-release of 2002's "Relentless Recurrence" and last year's "A Decade On The Throne" two-CD/DVD live set — the song was named to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country. The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune, among others, have recently devoted lengthy features to the message behind the tour.
With a new session of the United Nations General Assembly scheduled to open in New York on Sept. 18, many pro-Taiwan rallies will be held around the city in the days beforehand. To coincide with the UN session's kickoff — where Taiwan will once again petition to be formally recognized as an independent country, and not a Chinese province — CHTHONIC will hold a special "UNlimited New York" concert at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom, located less than three miles from the UN, on Sept. 16.
Because this is the group's third New York City concert in recent weeks, coming on the heels of an Aug. 21 performance with NILE and a Sept. 6 concert alongside KATATONIA, CHTHONIC has arranged for the Highline Ballroom to offer tickets for only $5 to anyone who redeems a ticket stub from one of their previous shows at the venue's box office. For everyone else, a $2 discount can be obtained by purchasing the tickets online at www.highlineballroom.com (enter "un4taiwan" in the access code field). Furthermore, the first 100 fans in the doors will receive a free set of CHTHONIC "paper dolls," which are sold in toy stores throughout Asia.
Taiwanese band ChthoniC — who will complete their stint as the first-ever Asian extreme metal act to tour with Ozzfest this week — will continue their historic "UNlimited" tour next month, when they will perform their first headlining concerts in America.
"Ozzfest has been a great experience for ChthoniC, but we're excited to perform for our fans for longer than 20 minutes," says vocalist Freddy Lin.
In concert, ChthoniC (pronounced "THON-ick") will continue to perform the tour's theme song, "UNlimited Taiwan," written and recorded this spring "to emphasize the 'UNlimited' potential of Taiwan and the Taiwanese people," Lim says. Like the tour — which kicked off in Taipei earlier this summer following the international re-release of 2002's "Relentless Recurrence" and last year's "A Decade On The Throne" two-CD/DVD live set — the song was named to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country. The Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune, among others, have recently devoted lengthy features to the message behind the tour.
With a new session of the United Nations General Assembly scheduled to open in New York on Sept. 18, many pro-Taiwan rallies will be held around the city in the days beforehand. To coincide with the UN session's kickoff — where Taiwan will once again petition to be formally recognized as an independent country, and not a Chinese province — ChthoniC will hold a special "UNlimited New York" concert at Manhattan's Highline Ballroom, located less than three miles from the UN, on Sept. 16. Tickets are currently available on the venue's website, www.highlineballroom.com, and at their box office.
Because this is the group's third New York City concert in recent weeks, coming on the heels of an Aug. 21 performance with Nile and a Sept. 6 concert alongside Katatonia, ChthoniC has arranged for the Highline Ballroom to offer tickets for only $5 to anyone who redeems a ticket stub from one of their previous shows at the venue's box office. For everyone else, a $2 discount can be obtained by purchasing the tickets online at www.highlineballroom.com (enter "un4taiwan" in the access code field). Furthermore, the first 100 fans in the doors will receive a free set of ChthoniC "paper dolls," which are sold in toy stores throughout Asia. A photo can be seen here
The "UNlimited New York" concert will be videotaped, and ChthoniC hopes that people of all nationalities will join them in this historic plea for freedom and independence.
ChthoniC "UNlimiited" tour dates:
8/27 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA (with Nile)
8/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC (Ozzfest)
8/29 The Haven - Winter Park, FL (with Nile)
8/30 Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL (Ozzfest)
9/1 The Muse - Nashville, TN
9/2 Uncle Pleasant's - Louisville, KY
9/5 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
9/7 The Funhaus - Toronto, Ont.
9/8 The Embassy - London, Ont.
9/9 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
9/10 The Underground - Hartford, CT
9/12 B.B. King's - New York, NY (with Obituary)
9/13 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
9/14 Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
9/15 Jester's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
9/16 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
9/19 Le Capitole Theatre - Quebec City, QC (with Cradle of Filth)
9/20 Metropolis - Montreal, QC (with Cradle of Filth)
9/21 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT (with Cradle of Filth)
9/22 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT (with Cradle of Filth)
UK NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD are the latest act confirmed for Britain's Hard Rock Hell - The Winter Ball festival which is taking place from November 9th - 11th at Butlins in Minehead, UK (Somerset).
The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, AMENTI, BEYOND THE GRAVE, CHTHONIC, CRADLE OF FILTH, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DIAMOND HEAD, FASTWAY, FINNTROLL, GIRLSCHOOL, GMT, GRAND MAGUS, LAUREN HARRIS, MCQUEEN, MY DYING BRIDE, RAVEN, SAXON, TESLA, THE 69 EYES, TIAMAT, TWISTED SISTER, UFO, VIXEN, WOLF, ZERO CIPHER.
Taiwanese metal icons CHTHONIC — currently impressing American crowds at Ozzfest, where they're the first-ever Asian extreme metal act to perform — have confirmed their first European tour, which will see them play alongside "heroic folk metal" warriors ENSIFERUM (Spinefarm Records). The Finnish band had a No. 1 single and a Top 10 album in its home country earlier this year and also recently cracked the Top 40 on the German album chart. Dates and venues will be announced in the coming weeks.
"We're very excited to continue taking the 'UNlimited' tour abroad," says CHTHONIC vocalist Freddy Lim. "It's always been a dream to tour internationally, and it's amazing that within a few months' time, we've been able to play the biggest metal festivals in both America and Germany and tour so extensively. Europe will never be the same after the Taiwan Typhoon strikes!"
CHTHONIC's "UNlimited" tour — named to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country — kicked off in Taipei earlier this summer following the international re-release of 2002's "Relentless Recurrence" and last year's "A Decade On The Throne" two-CD/DVD live set. The North American leg consists of 60 shows, including two dozen "off-fest" concerts with NILE and a handful of September dates supporting black metal legends CRADLE OF FILTH.
CHTHONIC, who also performed at the sold-out Wacken Open Air festival in Germany earlier this month, will kick off their European tour by playing alongside TWISTED SISTER, MY DYING BRIDE, THE 69 EYES, TESLA and dozens more at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Minehead, England on Nov. 9.
In an interview on the PBS program "Pacifictime", Chthonic lead vocalist Freddy Lin said that the band had spoken out for Taiwan's causes, mainly its difficulties in joining international organizations because of Beijing's obstruction, during its performances at Ozzfest 2007 last month.
Lin said Chthonic has given 20 performances at Ozzfest this year, which is being held all over the U.S.
Lin said the band performed both in Mandarin and Hoklo (also known as Taiwanese), but he was not worried that their songs might not be accepted by U.S. fans because heavy metal audiences pay more attention to the music than lyrics.
"UNlimited Taiwan", however, was performed in English to demonstrate the band's support for Taiwan's bid to join the UN, he said.
Lin said he spoke out in English at every concert, asking fans to support Taiwan as the band's music was inspired in and by the nation.
The seven-minute PBS interview is expected to be rebroadcast by 15 other PBS stations in the next few months, Lin said, adding that fans in Hong Kong and southern China will also be able to catch the interview on channel Radio 3.
The interview can also be found online at www.kqed.org/pacifictime.
Chthonic is still on the road with Ozzfest and will do several off dates with Nile through August.
Taiwanese act CHTHONIC — the first-ever Asian extreme metal act invited to tour with Ozzfest — has been tapped to support the legendary CRADLE OF FILTH at four intimate September shows. These will be the final concerts of the band's first North American tour, and the conclusion of the first leg of their "UNlimited Tour".
"It's our pleasure to tour with CRADLE OF FILTH," says vocalist Freddy Lim. "They are one of the bands who inspired us to write this kind of music."
CHTHONIC (pronounced "THON-ick") took a detour from Ozzfest last week in order to travel to Germany, where the group performed at Wacken Open Air, the country's largest annual heavy metal festival. They rejoined Ozzfest in St. Louis on Aug. 6, the first in a stretch of 25 shows in 25 days that also includes a dozen "off-fest" shows alongside NILE. More...
For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.
Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:
Friday, Aug 3
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Saturday Aug 4
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE
True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
During a recent day off from Ozzfest, Taiwanese extreme metal act ChthoniC -- whose "shrieking, pummeling, swelling black metal" was recently hailed by the Los Angeles Times -- recorded an interview with Full Metal Jackie, the host of the "Chaos" program on influential Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1. The show will be broadcast in Los Angeles and online at www.indie1031.com on Sunday night (July 29) from 10 p.m. until midnight PST. It will then be re-broadcast twice on KNAC.com, first on July 30 from 7-9 p.m. PST and again on August 5 from 7-9 a.m. PST.
ChthoniC is currently in the midst of its first American tour, a two-month trek that will see them play more than 60 concerts across the country. Meanwhile, the band continues to post regular entries to its "UNlimited Taiwan" tour diary at its official MySpace page, www.myspace.com/chthonictw.
The "UNlimited Taiwan" tour will become even more global in scope next month when ChthoniC -- whose 2002 release, Relentless Recurrence, and last year's live DVD/CD A Decade on the Throne were recently released in America for the first time -- will miss one Ozzfest stop in order to perform at Wacken Open Air, Germany's largest annual metal festival. ChthoniC will then return to the U.S. for another six weeks of touring, to be followed by the group's first full European tour this fall.
Additional free tickets have just been released for this summer's sold out Ozzfest. Tickets can be picked up at the following box offices during the noted hours while supplies last:
Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, Arizona - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Monday thru Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, Kansas - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX - Monday thru Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 pm..
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH - hours TBA
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI - tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at House of Blues, 329 North Dearborn, Chicago.
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indianapolis, IN - Monday thru Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ - Monday thru Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
New England Dodge Amphitheatre, Hartford, CT - ticket are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Chevrolet Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT, Monday thru Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - hours TBA
Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA - Tickets are NOT available at the venue box office until the day of the show. Before then, tickets may be picked up at the Live Nation office, 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI - hours TBA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC - Monday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL - Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...
Relapse Records‘ RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have lined up the following upcoming shows:
July 14 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Halfshell
July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Piledriver, Sacrificial Blood
August 15 - Reading, PA @ Silo Nightclub w/ Into Eternity, Daath, Chthonic
August 17 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel w/ Mortician
Octobe 27 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
Next week, two albums by Taiwan's premier metal act ChthoniC – dubbed the "Black Sabbath of Asia" by their home country's largest newspaper, and soon to be the first-ever Asian act to take part in Ozzfest – will finally be released in North America. "Relentless Recurrence," initially released in 2002, and last year's "A Decade On the Throne" live double album/DVD will continue the momentum started by the acclaimed "Seediq Bale," the group's first American release.
The music of ChthoniC (pronounced THON-ick) focuses in part on the history of the Taiwanese people. The band has even christened its upcoming international tour – which will commence in suburban Seattle when the group kicks off the summer's first Ozzfest – "UNlimited," in part to protest how the United Nations (UN) limits Taiwan's full participation as an independent country. (Visit www.myspace.com/ChthoniCtw for more on "UNlimited ChthoniC, UNlimited Taiwan.")
Set to a riveting soundtrack of symphonic black metal, Relentless Recurrence relays a Taiwanese folk tale about a demonic ghost hell-bent on revenge. Like the group's other recordings, the album sees ChthoniC use a Hena, a traditional Asian instrument comparable to a violin, to emphasize the legend's sorrow and grief. Meanwhile, A Decade On the Throne is an engrossing live double album/DVD set recorded before a sold-out crowd in the band's home country, and features guest performances by the so-called Oriental Orchestra as well as the Taipei Ladies' Choir. It will be released in a lavish digibook with special artwork and a velvet covering. More...
Tawain’s CHTHONIC have announced the following North American tour dates following their appearance at this year’s Ozzfest:
September 1 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
September 2 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
September 6 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Katatonia
September 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Funhaus
September 8 - London, ON @ Embassy
September 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
September 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
September 15 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
September 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
It was announced months ago that tickets for this summer's Ozzfest would be free to fans, and that the longest-running heavy metal festival would subsist on corporate sponsorships and little else.
But obtaining those free tickets for one of the dates on this year's run — which kicks off July 12 in Auburn, Washington, and continues through August 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida — might just give some metal fans a migraine.
First, you have to send an e-mail requesting tickets, and then wait for a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the Web site of one of the tour's various sponsors. Next, you have to wait until June 12 before you can enter that code on some other Web site to redeem two tickets to whichever date you'd like to attend. It's a whole rigmarole that some fans — or, more specifically, those willing to drop some serious scratch — can avoid.
That's right, folks — while this summer's Live Nation-sponsored Ozzfest will be free to most, some will fork over upward of $1,000 to get in. As in years past, Ozzfest's organizers will offer fans a number of VIP ticket packages for purchase, which will ensure them a seat for all the headbangin' action.
The festival's "Party Like a Rockstar" package — which includes preferred pavilion seating, access to the second-stage VIP viewing platform behind the mixing boards, access to the general VIP area, a behind-the-scenes tour and a special host "to help you rock harder than you have ever rocked before" — returns this summer, and will set you back $300. There's also the "I'm Part of the Show" package, which costs $666 and includes all the same perks, in addition to a seat on the Ozzfest stage during Osbourne's concert-closing set.
There's also the "Platinum" package, which will be available by auction in the not-so-distant future. The starting bid will be $1,000 and will be limited to only 10 guests per show. This offer includes everything the "I'm Part of the Show" package does, and then some. Fans who win the auction will also get a personal meeting with Osbourne and his band, along with a certificate signed by Sharon Osbourne. The proceeds of these tickets will go to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
The festival's 12th annual installment boasts a bill including Ozzy Osbourne, 3 Inches Of Blood, Ankla, Behemoth, Chthonic, Circus Diablo, Daath, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Lamb of God, Lordi, Mondo Generator, Nile, Static-X and The Showdown.
The 24-city 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...
OZZFEST alumni Static X--touring in support of their just-released album Cannibal--are the last band to join the OZZFEST revolution by signing on for this year’s historic “Freefest.” They, along with Ozzy Osbourne, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, Lordi, Behemoth, Mondo Generator, Nile, Ankla, Circus Diablo, The Showdown, 3 Inches of Blood, Daath, Chthonic and In This Moment, will give fans the rock experience of their lives at a price that’s hard to beat. As previously announced, the ticket price for this summer’s premiere touring concert festival is entirely free for fans.
The addition of Static X comes just in time for fans looking to log in for their free ticket codes to this year’s “Freefest.” Since Saturday, May 12 at 12 Noon (EASTERN TIME), ticket codes are distributed on ozzfest.com, livenation.com, monsterenergy.com, jagermusic.com and fye.com. These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12--exactly one month before the first OZZFEST 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer.
The 24-city earth-pounding 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates: More...
More of NILE’s headlining shows, with CHTHONIC and DAATH on most dates, which will take place on the off-dates of their appearance at Ozzfest this Summer, have been released:
July 13 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 15 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
July 18 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
July 23 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
July 25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
July 31 - Tulsa, OK @ Bob’s
August 7 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
August 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
August 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
August 13 - Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
August 17 - Bedford, NH @ Mark’s Showplace
August 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
August 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Skinless
August 23 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
August 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
August 27 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
NILE has scheduled the following Ozzfest "off" dates with CHTHONIC:
July 13 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
July 18 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
July 20 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
July 23 - Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
July 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
July 27 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
July 29 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
Aug. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Aug. 17 - Bedford, NH - Mark’s Showplace
Aug. 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Aug. 21 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club (with SKINLESS)
Aug. 25 - Detroit, MI - Harpo’s
Aug. 27 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
You've heard about how Ozzfest is boldly redefining the concert industry this year by making all the tickets to the summer's premiere touring concert festival entirely free for fans.
Well, Ozzfest fans have a number of ways to score a pair of tickets to "FreeFest" — which will rock mightily with festival's namesake OZZY OSBOURNE and LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, LORDI, BEHEMOTH, MONDO GENERATOR, NILE, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO, THE SHOWDOWN, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DAATH, CHTHONIC and IN THIS MOMENT.
Ticket codes will be distributed through sponsor websites beginning May 12. Details on these programs are available on Ozzfest.com, LiveNation.com, MonsterEnergy.com, JagerMusic.com and FYE.com. In the meantime, various sponsors will have offline initiatives, details of which will also be available via their respective websites.
These codes can be redeemed for tickets beginning June 12 — exactly one month before the first Ozzfest 2007 show in Seattle. Fans will return to the site where they registered or www.livenation.com/ozzfest, enter their code and download two tickets to the show of their choice. Note: To ensure that everyone gets the chance for free tickets, there is a limit of two tickets per customer. More...
More NILE headlining shows with CHTHONIC, which will take place on the off-dates of their appearance at Ozzfest this Summer, have been released:
July 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
July 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
July 29 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
August 9 - Cleveland, OH @ Harpo’s
August 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Skinless
August 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
August 27 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
In addition to their dates on this summer's OZZFest tour, whey will play the second stage alongside HATEBREED, BEHEMOTH, MONDO GENERATOR, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO and THE SHOWDOWN, NILE have announced the following "off-date" gigs with CHTHONIC:
29 - Lawrence, KS at Bottleneck
21 - New York, NY at B.B. King Blues Club (+ SKINLESS)
Nile's last album, Annihilation Of The Wicked was issued in May, 2005 through Relpase. Stay tuned for further updates on the band's next album.
In other live news, the band will tour Australia in May with support from DECAPITATED.