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Taking Dawn

Formed: 2009
From: Las Vegas, NV, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Taking Dawn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Hastings Offering Free Metal MP3 Downloads

Gohastings.com has updated their daily free download page to include five rock and metal tracks for today, Tuesday August 17th. The free downloads can be found at this location. The songs available for download today are as follows:

Mutiny Within - "Awake"
Hail the Villain - "Take Back the Fear"
Dommin - "Tonight"
Taking Dawn - "Time to Burn"
Murderdolls - "My Dark Place Alone"

The free download page is updated daily, so the page will not include these songs starting tomorrow, August 18th.

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Taking Dawn To Tour With Slash

Las Vegas hard rockers Taking Dawn have announced that they are set to perform as the opening act on a handful of dates with legendary guitarist Slash, later this summer.

Slash with Taking Dawn tour dates:
August 29 – San Francisco CA - The Warfield Theatre
August 31 – Aspen CO - Belly Up
September 1 – Denver CO - Ogden Theatre
September 2 – Kansas City MO - Voodoo Lounge
September 5 – Milwaukee WI - Pabst Theater
September 6 – Surf Lake IA - Surf Ballroom

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Taking Dawn Issues Third Tour Update

Guitarist Mikey from the Las Vegas metal band Taking Dawn has issued the following update:

"Uncle Mikey checking in from the drive. On our way to leeds back from Scotland. We had a killer fucking time in Scotland. Since we had a day off in Edinburgh we got to take in some of the sites and roam around the town like the jerkoffs that we are. The sights are unreal with the old castles and churches.. shit we never get to see back home. Alan bought a sword from some gypsy on the street and he almost got arrested for carrying it around town. Apparently you cant carry around deadly battle weapons… what kind of crazy fuckin law is that? Luckily they let him off but he had to go put the sword back. We are still wondering how we are going to get it through customs. Or maybe on the plane in case there are ay terrorists…we will be able to cut their fucking heads off."

"The crazy motherfuckers in Scotland really like to rock and they have badass accents. Sounding like pirates and shit. I'm gonna try to pick up the accent, I think it will help me get pussy. I need all the help I can get." More...

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Taking Dawn To Support KISS In The UK

American hard rockers Taking Dawn has been confirmed as the main support band for the forthcoming KISS tour of the United Kingdom and Republic Of Ireland. Speaking on the tour, Taking Dawn frontman Chris Babbitt stated: "I still think my guys are fucking with me. Isn’t Ashton Kutcher supposed to punk only famous people? Not even in 100,000 years did I think we’d really be opening for KISS... especially after the third farewell tour! We’ve got our Love Gun locked and loaded, and can’t wait to strut the same stage as our heroes. This is such an honour it’s almost too overwhelming for words."

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Taking Dawn Issues Second Road Report

Mikey Cross, guitarist of the Las Vegas hard rock band Taking Dawn, has issued the following tour report:

"We had our last 2 shows in Europe in Paris and Luxembourg. 2 killer fuckin shows! I would like to say that Paris might be holding the title for the most kickass crowd we have ever had. About 4000 fists pumping and fucking shit up! So much energy in that room. We made a crowd cam video of the show so you can check it out for yourself. Its called "A night in Paris 2" Its sorta like an unofficial sequel to the Paris Hilton sex tape."

Watch the video below:

Mikey Cross continues, "Last Night we played our first show ever in UK in Portsmouth. So far we are pretty excited about the UK. We have been told soo many badass stories about the people there.. legend says that there are no crowds that rock harder. Last night was a nice little taste but the crowds are not always the most important… Paris may currently hold the title for best crowd but UK is currently holding the "hot girl" title. Everywhere we go there all kinds of beautiful bitches runnin wild! And I mean that in the most respectful way possible. All these different accents make me want to stay over in this motherfucker and never go back to the states! Or maybe ill just stuff a few of them in my suitcase and bring them with me."

"We were confirmed for a new UK tour very soon. We cannot announce it yet but it will be amazing and it will be the biggest baddest fucking thing we have ever done! So excited. I sometimes wonder how we get these opportunities.. we are only decent musicians.. its probably just the way we look. We are usually voted "best looking band in the world". Its a poll that our parents and closest friends put together every year. Which reminds me, we were actually nominated for a METAL HAMMER Golden Gods award for "best new band" You should all follow this link and vote for us. We are sick of winning 'best looking band.' We want to win something else for a change!"

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Taking Dawn Issues Road Report

Guitarist Mikey Cross of Las Vegas rockers Taking Dawn has issued the following road report from their European tour with Airbourne:

"So far we have played 18 shows all over Europe on the Airbourne tour. They have been pretty fuckin amazing! The badass motherfuckers over here really like to rock! Hopefully when we go back home the USA can keep up!"

"Last night was Amsterdam which was one of the highlights of the trip. I don't know if anyone has ever been to the red light district but what a crazy fuckin place! You walk down the allies and there are windows with hookers in each of them in lingerie. They are usually signaling you over to them for a little sucky fucky. The locals told us we can do pretty much whatever we want with them for 50 Euros. WHAT A DEAL!!!! Hookers in Vegas are a lot more than that! Unfortunately we decided to pass on the sucky fucky this time. Something about seeing a dude go into a room and come out 5 minutes later for another dude to go in just us realize it was probably not the best idea. Besides that..we didn't want to give the hookers all the STDs we got on tour… it wouldn't be fair to them. They are respectable women! Well most of them are respectable women.. except for the ones in the transexual ally.. they are respectable half-women. We were lucky enough to walk down that ally first and I was lucky enough for one of the trannies to show me their dick. As big and wonderful as it was I decided to pass. These bitches were built like fuckin Rambo and we didn't want to get raped… thats not how you want to go out." More...

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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"God of War: Blood & Metal" Samples Available

Roadrunner Records will release a digital EP soundtrack for the upcoming God of War 3 game titled "God of War: Blood & Metal." The EP will be released March 2nd as a part of the God of War 3 Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP. The EP will also be available as an MP3 download through the usual online outlets. Brief samples of each of the tracks can now be streamed at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Killswitch Engage – My Obsession
2. Trivium – Shattering The Skies Above
3. Dream Theater – Raw Dog
4. Taking Dawn – This Is Madness
5. Opeth – The Throat Of Winter
6. Mutiny Within – The End

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Taking Dawn Posts Video Guitar Lesson Online

Las Vegas hard rockers Taking Dawn has posted a video guitar lesson on their song "Time To Burn" at this location.

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Taking Dawn Announces European Tour w/ Airbourne

Taking Dawn has just announced that they will be joining forces with Airbourne for a European tour starting in Milan on March 3rd and ending in Dublin on April 14th.

Currently on tour in the States with Theory of a Deadman, Taking Dawn has just released their debut album, "Time To Burn." The album will be released in the UK on April 12th, Continental Europe on March 1st, Japan in mid April, and Australia on March 1st.

Here are the remaining North American and upcoming European Taking Dawn tour dates:

Taking Dawn with Theory of a Deadman:
Feb 16, 2010 @ 6:00P - Senator Theatre Chico, California
Feb 17, 2010 @ 6:00P - Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California
Feb 20, 2010 @ 7:00P - Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, Washington
Feb 21, 2010 @ 6:00P - Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, Idaho
Feb 24, 2010 @ 6:00P - Great Falls Civic Center, Great Falls, Montana More...

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Stream Taking Dawn's Debut Album in Its Entirety

Las Vegas hard rockers Taking Dawn have posted their entire debut album, "Time To Burn," on their MySpace page for streaming for one week. The album will be released tomorrow and features the following tracklisting:

01. Time To Burn
02. Like A Revolution
03. Take Me Away
04. So Loud
05. Save Me
06. Close Your Eyes
07. Godless
08. Fight ‘Em With Your Rock
09. Never Enough
10. Endlessly
11. The Chain

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Taking Dawn Prepare For Album Release

As Taking Dawn's debut album Time To Burn nears its January 26th release date, guitarist Mikey Cross sets out to rally troops via the band's website, saying, "We need to get an army of you sexy motherfuckers jammin this shit down peoples throats! They need to know we are cumming."

Continues Cross on his address to the fans: "The album is gonna kick ur fuckin asses and we are so excited for you to hear it! Thank you soo much for all the help so far! We would still be playing in shitty Vegas bars to only our parents and friends if it wasn't for you!"

Cross promises to "See u fuckers on the road!" so catch Taking Dawn on tour with Theory of a Deadman this winter. More...

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Taking Dawn Posts Music Video Online

Las Vegas' Taking Dawn has posted their music video for their song "Time To Burn," which comes off their debut album of the same name, on hottopic.com. Watch the video below.

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Killswitch Engage Writes New Song For God Of War 3

Roadrunner Records has announced they will release a digital EP soundtrack for the PlayStation 3 video game "God of War III." The EP, titled "God of War: Blood & Metal," will be released in March as a part of the God of War III Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium, Opeth, and Taking Dawn. A voucher code will be included with the game for fans to download the EP.

“I have played the previous God of War releases,” said Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. “To be a part of this game in any fashion is amazing! Let the rivers flow red with blood; there is vengeance to bestow! Bring me more new finishing blows to my enemies!"

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Taking Dawn Posts Music Video Clip Online

Las Vegas metal band Taking Dawn has posted a clip from their upcoming video for their song, "Time To Burn," which can been seen below. The song comes off their upcoming debut album with the same name, which will be released via Roadrunner Records.

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Download New Taking Dawn Single For Free

Las Vegas metal band Taking Dawn has released their first single, "Time To Burn," as a free download for the next 24 hours at this location. The mp3 download is of the highest quality, a V0 rip. The song comes off their upcoming debut album which will be released in 2010 via Roadrunner Records.

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Theory of a Deadman Announces 2010 US Tour Dates

Canada's Theory of a Deadman has announced the following tour dates with Taking dawn, Halestorm, and Adelita’s Way:

01/18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
01/22 - Toledo, OH - Headliners
01/24 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
01/27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
01/31 - Boston, MA – House of Blues

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Taking Dawn Issues Update from Dragonforce Tour

Las Vegas metal band, Taking Dawn, has issued the following update on their current and first ever tour with Dragonforce:

"We are about 2 weeks into our tour with Dragonforce and everywhere has been pretty fuckin insane! We couldn't ask for better responses from you badass motherfuckers! You are making us feel like a fucking headliner every night and for that we thank you. We sold out of our EPs last night in Edmonton. This first batch of CDs was supposed to last us through the next 2 tours and we are already out. Sounds like our record label was underestimating us and maybe thought we would be a bunch of non CD-moving bitches. Not the case." More...

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Taking Dawn Cancels Last Five Saliva Tour Dates

Las Vegas metal band Taking Dawn has issued the following update from the road regarding recent tour date cancellations:

"Last 5 dates with Saliva canceled! Unfortunately we were involved in an accident and have to go home to repair our van. We will be on and ready to rock the fuck out of you starting on the 15 with Dragonforce and Sonata Arctica. See you badass motherfuckers on the road!"

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Lacuna Coil Added To HardDrive Live Tour

Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil has been added to the bill of the HardDrive Live Tour, which will kick off on September 22nd and end of the 17th of November. Also on the bill will be All That Remains, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, From Sword To Sunrise (first leg only) and Taking Dawn (second leg only.)

Singer Cristina Scabbia comments: "The HardDrive Live Tour is coming to your doors September through November and you guys already know there's gonna be a lot going on, a lot of bands for you guys and gals, including of course us; Lacuna Coil!

"We’ll be playing our new stuff from the album Shallow Life, so if you didn't have the chance to check us out live yet, you should definitely come out and join our rockin’ family. We promise that you won’t regret it. Can’t wait to see you there!"

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