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Sevendust is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 1994 by bassist Vincent Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose and guitarist John Connolly. After their first demo, lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery joined the group. Following a few name changes, the members settled on the name Sevendust and released their self-titled debut on April 15, 1997.
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Sevendust coming to Nashville is a rarity, despite the show with Disturbed and Korn at the beginning of the year. If you’re keen on Sevendust history, you’d know that lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon is Nashville-born. However, in 2002, his brother Reginald was shot and killed here, and the band had been reluctant to play many shows here throughout the last decade. It seems things are a bit more relaxed in the Sevendust camp these days, and Nashville opened her arms to welcome them back again.
There’s a general rule of thumb on lines for shows. For a major band, the line will double in length every twenty minutes about an hour before the doors open. For The Cannery Ballroom on the 21st, that line stretched out quite a ways as fans lined up to get in. Sevendust had brought tour-mates Adelitas Way, Seven Day Sonnet, and Violence To Vegas. It was to be a packed show in a hotbox of a venue. More...
Although no reason has been revealed as of yet, Atlanta, Georgia based hard rock outfit Sevendust has announced that the band has been forced to pull out of its proposed Australian tour with Avenged Sevenfold. A statement posted on the group's official Facebook reads as follows:
"Unfortunately we will not be making the trip to Australia this time with A7X. We will be making plans to come back soon. So sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to our next tour there."
More details will be revealed as and when they become available.
The full list of dates have been released for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The tour features the following lineup:
Three Days Grace
Bullet For My Valentine
Escape The Fate
Best Buy Music Gear Stage:
Art Of Dying
The Black Cloud Collective
The dates for the tour are as follows:
08/26 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/27 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
08/28 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/31 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
09/04 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/05 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/10 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
09/11 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
09/14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/21 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/23 Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheater
09/24 Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
10/09 San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
The organisers of the touring Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour have confirmed which bands will be taking part in this year's edition of the trek. Headlining the run will be Orange County, California based Avenged Sevenfold, who will be joined by Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. There will also be a second stage which will feature Sevendust as it's headlining act, along with Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.
"When we started hearing from our fans they wanted to see us back on Uproar this year, we thought, last year was a blast so let's do it again. The fans are crazy and the bands kick ass,” says Avenged Sevenfold's frontman M. Shadows. “We're spending the first half of summer playing some big European festivals so we're going to be ready to get back home and play America's top rock festival."
"We're thrilled to have Avenged Sevenfold back as headliners,” adds tour producers John Reese and John Oakes. “Their epic stage show helped elevate Uproar 2010 far beyond the standard outdoor festival. The fans wanted more, and we listened." More...
Following last night's Golden Gods Awards, GWAR fans everywhere rejoiced as the two-time Grammy losing shock rock masters did not lose to Sevendust. Lead Singer Oderus Urungus' promise to have sex with anybody who voted for GWAR (who was up against Rammstein, Sevendust, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Avenged Sevenfold in the category "best live show") apparently succeeded in garnering the band enough votes for Oderus to immediately begin bragging about:
"Sure Rammstein won, so what? The important thing is that we did not lose to Avenged Sevendust. They didn't win, so we didn't lose."
When questioned further about his apparent complete lack of understanding even what the other bands names were, Oderus completely ignored the question.
"I will now go on an immediate fuck-finding expedition where I will personally reward everyone who voted for us with a violent load. I will go anal in the Aleutians, missionary in Mississippi, plus I will fuck the Presidents dog on the White House lawn. This may take some time as I have to wait for as long as 38 seconds between erections. Because of this, I will be completely ignoring all of my other responsibilities, most notably the Crack-a-Thon, which will be rescheduled some time later this year."
The Crack-a-Thon, GWAR.tv's live, web-streaming fund-raiser (to raise money for drugs), had originally been set for June 3rd, but will instead will moved to sometime in September, the date to be announced soon.
In other GWAR happenings, the band has been included as part Rue Morgue's "Hymns From the House of Horror II," an annual compilation put out by Rue Morgue magazine "featuring the latest earworms to haunt your soul." You can get more info here.
The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
All That Remains
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Hyro Da Hero
Karma To Burn
Lower Than Atlantis
My Darkest Days
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
System Of A Down
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
Times Of Grace
Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.
Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...
California alternative metal act Avenged Sevenfold has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Avenged Sevenfold: Welcome To The Family Tour." Support on the trek will come from Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine and Sevendust. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
Apr. 22 - Bossier City, LA - Century Tel Center
Apr. 23 - Little Rock, AR - Edgefest @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Apr. 25 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center
Apr. 26 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
Apr. 27 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre
Apr. 29 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
Apr. 30 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
May 03 - Springfield, MA - Mass Mutual Center
May 07 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
May 09 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
May 10 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
May 11 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
May 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater
May 14 - Wichita, KS - InTrust Bank Center
May 15 - Des Moines, IA - Lazerfest @ Ntnl Balloon Classic Launch Field
May 17 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
May 18 - San Antonio, TX - Illusions Theater - Alamo Dome
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range @ Crew Stadium
The Music As A Weapon tour is scheduled to make five Eastern-Canadian stops. The Music As A Weapon features Co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support from Sevendust and In This Moment. You can view the Canadian stops on the tour below:
03/30 Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/31 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
04/02 Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
04/04 Saint John , NB – Harbour Station
04/05 Halifax, NS – Halifax Metro Centre
A new video interview has been posted online conducted between Hartford, Connecticut radio station The Rock 106.9 and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. You can view the video interview below:
A new batch of dates have been added to the current edition of the "Music As A Weapon Tour." The tour, which features co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support coming from Sevendust and In This Moment, will now reach an additional five cities across the United States. You can view the full list of newly confirmed dates, cities, and venues below:
03/20 Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
03/22 Mankato, MN – Verizon Wireless Center
03/24 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center
03/25 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Arena
03/26 Saginaw, MI – Dow Events Center
A new batch of dates have been added to the current edition of the "Music As A Weapon Tour." The tour, which features co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support coming from Sevendust and In This Moment, will now reach an additional eight cities across the United States. You can view the full list of newly confirmed dates, cities, and venues below:
03/08 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
03/09 Las Cruces, TX – NMSU Pan American Center
03/11 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
03/13 Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
03/15 Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum
03/17 Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
03/18 Missoula, MT – Adams Center
Vocalist Michael McKnight of Soulidium has returned from al trip to Atlanta, GA where he and friend Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust joined producer Shawn Grove, (Sevendust, Dashboard Confessional, Matchbox 20), at Jan Smith Studios to record Soulidium's first single for an upcoming CD. The two vocalists met in 2008 during a summer tour but had not had an opportunity to set a production date until they met backstage during last year's 98Rockfest, (Tampa, FL), where their bands were performing.
Lajon has described Soulidium's new upcoming CD "Fly 2 The Sun" as being "The key to the box" while McKnight says, "I think alot of fans are going to really enjoy the hell out of what we have coming. I'm really proud of the band and everyone who's contributed to it. We can't wait to release it."
Soulidium is currently working alongside producer Shawn Grove and Toby Wright, (Alice in Chains, Metallica, Korn), to complete the new album, which is due out early 2011. Soulidium has released a video online covering its upcoming album with band interviews, studio footage and a performance. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted its new music video online for its theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song is titled "Falcons On Top" and you can view the video below:
The final line-up for the "Music As A Weapon V" tour has been confirmed. The fifth installment of the touring festival will again be headlined by Chicago hard rock act Disturbed. The line-up also includes co-headliners Korn as well as direct support from Sevendust and In This Moment. Confirmed cities for the tour can be found below, with venues to be confirmed at a later date.
Des Moines, IA
West Long Branch, NJ
Glens Falls, NY
Atlantic City, NJ
Corpus Christi, TX
San Antonio, TX
Sevendust has issued the following brief update about Clint Lowery conducting a live audio interview on Thursday, October 7th:
"Be sure to tune into BlogTalkRadio.com's New Music Inferno this Thursday at 12:30pm EST for a LIVE conversation with Sevendust's Clint Lowery!"
Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted some behind the scenes footage from its recent video shoot. The video documents the filming of a theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song featured is titled "Falcons On Top."
You can view the video below:
Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust have revealed the dates for their upcoming tour of the United States. The tour kicks off on October 5th, 2010 in Fayetteville, North Carolina and runs until November 10th ending in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The tour is in support of the band's latest album "Cold Day Memory" and will also feature opening acts in Anew Revolution and 10 Years.
Sevendust U.S. tour dates:
October 5 – Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
October 7 – Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
October 9 – Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
October 10 – Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Trade/Expo Center
October 12 – Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
October 13 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café
October 15 – Indianapolis, IN - 8 Seconds Saloon
October 16 – Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
October 17 – Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
October 19 – Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Dream Makers Theatre
October 21 – Chicago, IL - Joe’s Bar
October 22 – Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
October 27 – Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV - Fremont East District
October 31 – Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
November 2 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 5 – Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
November 6 – Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
November 9 – Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
November 10 – Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose has checked in with an update from the Carnival Of Madness Tour. His message reads as follows:
"It has been going great. We are kind of in the front of the middle of the line-up. So we are protected all over with bands before us and after us. It has been very cool to not to have to carry the weight. We have been headlining for so long. You have to carry that weight on the tour when you are doing that. It has been wake up, do some interviews, go to the venue and play for 45 minutes and grape some food out of catering and relax and have a few beers, watch TV and watch some bands. It has been really laid back for us. It has been a lot easier than what we have been used to. We are really close to a few of the bands on the tour. We get to hang out with them daily. It has just been real cool.
"We are doing a few of the new songs. It is kind of a short set. We got eight records. It is not easy to put anything together that is going to make everybody happy. We switch them around every few shows. To try and keep it fresh. We are doing a few new ones and then we will be headlining in October. Then we will be playing a lot of the new record and a lot of the old stuff too."
British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.
The tour dates are as follows: More...