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Children Of Bodom Announce Fall North American Tour
June 22, 2010
Children Of Bodom, featuring frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho will join Zakk Wylde on tour this fall for the "Black Label Berzerkus." Headlined by Black Label Society, the extensive North American trek will also feature Clutch and 2Cents. Hand-picked by Wylde himself, Children Of Bodom and Clutch will share the main support slot. Kicking off on September 21st at Roseland in Portland, OR, the tour will make stops across the U.S. and Canada.

North American "Black Label Berzerkus" Tour:
09/21 - Portland, OR - Roseland
09/22 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
09/24 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton EXPO Centre Hall D Arena
09/25 - Regina, SK - Agribition Hall
09/26 - Calgary, AB - Big 4
09/28 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Convention Centre
09/30 - Omaha, NE - Anchor Inn
10/01 - Clive, IA - 7 Flags
10/02 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
10/03 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/05 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five
10/08 - Asbury Park, NJ - Convention Hall
10/09 - Lewiston, ME - The Colisee
10/12 - Halifax, NS - Cunard Centre
10/14 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
10/15 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
10/16 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy}
10/20 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10/22 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
10/23 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Music Park
10/24 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
10/26 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
10/28 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
10/29 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete St. Amphitheater
10/30 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie
10/31 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
11/02 - Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/03 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Center
11/05 - Grand Rapids, MI - DeltaPlex
11/07 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
11/09 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
11/10 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
11/12 - Wichita, KS - Cotilion
11/13 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
11/14 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
11/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
11/18 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
11/20 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
 
 
 
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Shadows Fall Announce First Ever Canadian Headline Tour
January 21, 2010
Massachusetts Metal turned Hard Rock band, Shadows Fall, are getting ready to kick off the 2nd leg of their U.S. tour with Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid and 2Cents. Before they hit the road this Thursday, Shadows Fall are pleased to announce their first ever headlining tour of Canada. The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from Bison B.C. and Baptized in Blood. Special guest Goatwhore will be on the first six west coast dates only. Shadows Fall have also announced a headlining show before they cross the border to the Great White North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from Bison BC, Baptized in Blood and Goatwhore. A list of the dates can be found below:

Shadows Fall Headline U.S. Show:
2/23 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*

Shadows Fall Canadian Headline Tour:
2/24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik*
2/25 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite*
2/26 - TBD
2/27 - Regina, SK @ The District*
3/01 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC*
3/02 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy*
3/04 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/05 - London, ON @ Music Hall
3/06 - TBD
3/07 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
3/08 - Montreal, QC @ National
3/09 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

*With Goatwhore

Shadows Fall front man Brian Fair had the following to say about Shadows Fall's Canadian headlining tour: "All of us in Shadows Fall are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour!! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white north and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!!"

Shadows Fall's critically acclaimed new album, 'Retribution', is available everywhere now. The record debuted at #35 on the Billboard charts, #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart and #3 on Billboard's Independent Music Chart in the fall of 2009.
Shadows Fall's tour with Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid and 2Cents is set to begin tonight, January 21st, in Anaheim, CA. Shadows Fall will be offering a limited number of VIP ticket packages in every market for their upcoming tour. These VIP packs are on sale now exclusively at Shadows Fall Ticketing.

Here is a list of what you will get in the VIP pack:
1 - General Admission Ticket
1 - Pre-show meet and greet with Shadows Fall 30 minutes before doors
1 - SF Laminate
1 - Choice of 'Retribution' on CD or limited edition VINYL to be picked up at show.
1 - An autographed Shadows Fall Poster
- Access to a fan photo pass, first 4 requests per market ONLY.

North American 'Five Finger Discount' Tour
w/ Five Finger Death Punch, God Forbid, 2Cents:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues/Mandalay Bay
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit*
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
2/04 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/09 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall*
2/10 - Huntington, WV @ Club V
2/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall*
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
2/13 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
2/14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's*
2/15 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory*
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* = VIP Packages SOLD OUT in these markets

Follow Shadows Fall Online:
http://www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
http://www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband
 
 
 
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God Forbid Replaces Throwdown On FFDP Tour
January 13, 2010
The following update has been posted on Five Finger Death Punch's Myspace Blog regarding their upcoming Winter Tour:

God Forbid will replace Throwdown on 5FDP's US Winter Headlining Tour

"Due to a family emergency, Throwdown has to pull off our tour. We wish them the
best during this time. Our good friends God Forbid will be replacing them on the bill. So now the tour is 5FDP, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, and 2Cents.

We can't wait to get back on the road, play our new songs, and see the beautiful
people of America. Tour starts Thursday, January 21 in Anaheim - we will see you
all there!!"

God Forbid will be continuing to tour in support of their latest Century Media release, 'Earthsblood', which is available online and in stores now.

'Five Finger Discount' Tour Dates are as follows:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ Handle Bar ** (First 50 Ladies get in free ONLY)
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop *
2/13 - Dayton, OH McGuffy's House of Rock *
2/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* "First 100 Ladies in Free" promotion NOT valid in these select markets
**First 50 Ladies get in free, rather than first 100
 
 
 
 
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Shadows Fall Song Available For Guitar Hero On Jan 21st
January 13, 2010
2010 is already shaping up to be a banner year for Massachusetts rockers Shadows Fall. The band has announced that they will be releasing a song on the first metal track pack of 2010 for Activision's Guitar Hero video game series. Starting on January 21st, 2010 the track "Still I Rise" from Shadows Fall's latest release 'Retribution' will be available for download on the PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, and Nintendo Wii video game consoles. Shadows Fall are no strangers to the world of guitar hero as their song "The Light That Blinds" from their 2004 album 'The War Within' was featured as a bonus track in Guitar Hero 2 in 2006.

Shadows Fall's critically acclaimed new album 'Retribution' is available everywhere now. The record debuted at #35 on the Billboard charts , #3 on Billboard's Hard Music Chart and #3 on Billboard's Independent Music Chart in the fall of 2009.

Shadows Fall's
tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Throwdown and 2cents is set to begin on January 21st in Anaheim, CA. Shadows Fall will be offering a limited number of VIP ticket packages in every market for their upcoming tour. These VIP packs are on sale now exclusively at Shadows Fall Ticketing.

Here is a list of what you will get in the VIP pack:
1 - General Admission Ticket
1 - Pre-show meet and greet with Shadows Fall 30 minutes before doors
1 - SF Laminate
1 - Choice of "Retribution" on CD or limited edition VINYL to be picked up at show.
1 - An autographed Shadows Fall Poster
- Access to a fan photo pass, first 4 requests per market ONLY.

Shadows Fall Tour w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Throwdown, 2 Cents:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues/Mandalay Bay
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/28 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit*
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
2/04 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/09 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's Music Hall*
2/10 - Huntington, WV @ Club V
2/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall*
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
2/13 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
2/14 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's*
2/15 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory*
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* VIP Packages SOLD OUT in these markets

Follow Shadows Fall Online:
http://www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
http://www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband
 
 
 
 
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Throwdown Announce U.S. Tour With FFDP, Shadows Fall
December 10, 2009
Orange County, CA metallers Throwdown are pleased to announce their upcoming 2010 US Winter tour. Throwdown will be on the road January 21 through February 20, 2010 with commercial heavy hitters Five Finger Death Punch, as well as Shadows Fall, and 2Cents. This tour will be everything you expect and more out of a hard hitting metal show, and as an added bonus for the ladies, the first 100 women to line up at each show will get in absolutely free. Tickets will be going on sale this weekend.

Throwdown's new album 'Deathless' was released on November 10 on E1 Entertainment to extraordinary critical praise. 'Deathless' has been hailed as the bands most powerful and diverse offering to date. Throwdown is currently on the road on the "Deathless 1 Tour" with Bury Your Dead and they are looking forward to joining forces with Shadows Fall, Five Finger Death Punch, and 2Cents

You can purchase 'Deathless' on iTunes.

Throwdown vocalist Dave Peters had the following to say about the winter tour, "We're excited to be back out again so soon after this tour we're on currently in the States and with the opportunity to play in front of a different crowd and with different bands than many tours we've done in the past. We always enjoy putting together diverse packages and it seems 5FDP has the same intentions with this lineup. We're happy to be a part of it."

Catch Throwdown on the Deathless I Tour:
12/10 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's Bar & Billiards
12/11 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.'s Bar
12/12 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Throwdown Tour w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Shadows Fall and 2Cents:
1/21 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
1/24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
1/26 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/27 - McAllen, TX @ McAllen Convention Center
1/29 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
1/30 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/31 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
2/03 - Greenville, SC @ Handle Bar ** (First 50 Ladies get in free ONLY)
2/05 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/06 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
2/08 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
2/12 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop *
2/13 - Dayton, OH McGuffy's House of Rock *
2/14 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/16 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/17 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium
2/19 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
2/20 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
2/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

* "First 100 Ladies in Free" promotion NOT valid in these select markets
**First 50 Ladies get in free, rather than first 100

For more information, please visit: www.throwdowngo.com, or www.myspace.com/throwdown.
 
 
 
 
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HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
MEMBERS:
Adam O'Rourke (vocals/drums)
Dave O'Rourke (guitar)
Dean Woodward (guitar)
Jesse Fishman (bass)

Most bands are like, "We're doing this for animals and their right to eat hay and fuck President Bush and the economy," scoffs 2Cents frontman/drummer extraordinaire Adam OıRourke. "Weıre all about having a good time, and people know that. A lot of rock bands got away from that. They got away from having fun, breaking shit and tearing shit down. Theyıre all about boring things."

"Iım not saying theyıre not important," he clarifies. "Theyıre just important and boring."

Now donıt go thinking youıve got the Los Angeles punk-metal quartet (rounded out by bassist Jesse Fishman and guitarists Dean Woodward and Dave OıRourke [Adam's older brother]) pegged as party animal throwbacks. Unlike today's scads of posturing pretty boys trying to cram the Extreme back into extreme music, these players can play. The unhinged abandon bulging from 2Cents' Gotizm/Atlantic debut, Lost at Sea, isn't just a product of talent, but relentless passion and commitment. The band isn't content with merely paying homage to the sordid sounds of their youth, but doing something original with them. You can hear it in the delay-soaked spaghetti western stomp of "The Mark of My Pen."

Or the technical metalcore-nodding picks of "Wired," which careen into breakneck punk chugging before the outfit ignites a triumphant chorus thatıs all their own.

Or the forlorn harmonics of "A Song for Darrell Abbott," replete with sorrowful melodies that conjure Layne Staley at his most empathetic and emotionally resonant.

Remember the days when kids actually had a favorite guitarist or drummer to wallpaper on their locker? When theyıd nearly come to blows pitting that favorite against their friends'? Teens the world over can prepare for exhilaration and frustration when they hunker down and try to tab out Lost at Sea. 2Cents' hell-may-care attitude belies killer chops. Isn't that how it used to be with the best bands?

So yeah, maybe, O'Rourke's between-song banter makes the Diceman look like Cosby ("I canıt wait ıtil the songs are over so I can talk some shit to you!" he beams), but even at their most debauched, 2Cents' authenticity is obvious (these guys give a shit.) Otherwise, they wouldnıt have name-checked slain Pantera shredder Dimebag Darrell in aforementioned universal lament "A Song for Darrell Abbott" specifically so his name would be repeated and remembered. Otherwise, they wouldnıt devote entire songs to rail against the watering down of the punk culture they grew up with.

And otherwise, they wouldnıt risk getting impaled with makeshift shivs while rocking maximum security youth correctional facilities across the country.

"I'm not looking to entertain child molesters," O'Rourke emphasizes. "The people who get to come actually have a chance to be rehabilitated. I think it's cool to be in a situation where you have the potential of people hating you. It's like, if you go out opening for other metal bands and everyone's got their big hoop earrings in and wearing their Avenged Sevenfold shirts, youıre kind of shooting fish in a barrel. Why donıt you drive up to a maximum security youth correctional facility where everyone's probably listening to Jay-Z and get on stage, play some metal for them, and try to win those people over? Itıs about challenging ourselves to win an uphill battle as opposed to just playing the average rock show and selling the t-shirts."

Crazy thing is, in a setting where theyıre a push of a button away from a tear gas tornado, 2Cents have a knack for, well, not soothing the most savage of beasts so much as connecting with their darkest emotions. Without violence. "Iıve seen kids who I wouldn't think in a million years would listen to our style of music throwing up horns and headbanging," the elder OıRourke marvels.

Speaking of unconventional locales, the boys have also brought the noise to cowboy bars where you can literally tie up yer hoss in front; yet strangely, they've never been beaten within an inch of their lives, Sex Pistols-style. It almost figures in a landscape where punk virulence has been watered down to impotent pop dreck, a condition they assail on the frothing "Victims of Pop Culture."

"To me punk rock was about going against the grain, about sounding and acting different," O'Rourke explains. "And now you have this whole fucking group of clowns who have my favorite style of music and they've basically whittled it down to a bunch of sappy-ass songs about chicks."

While Lost at Sea is an unpredictable, forward-thinking amalgam of the heady thrash, post-punk, and metal strains of acts as disparate as Lamb of God, Refused, and Alice in Chains, the O'Rourkes were admittedly doing their own Pennywise Jr. act five years ago when a neighbor introduced them to Woodward. "We all listened to metal," O'Rourke recalls, "but Dean showed up at the house with a fucking flying V guitar and changed the vibe a little."

Fishman, a friend of OıRourkeıs from high school, joined the fold a few years later, and after a windfall of progressincluding being the first unsigned band to earn an entire Warped Tour runthe group set their sights on producer Matt Hyde of Slayer God Hates Us All fame. After telling the band heıd sit through one song at a Santa Monica dive bar, Hyde ended up staying through 16, and a love affair was born.

In retrospect, of course he stayed. 2Cents have a way of using unconventional means to get what they want. After all, how often do you see some dude set up on the lip of the stage with a mike and some drums and bring it just as hard as his axemen? "Usually you tell people youıre a singing drummer and they automatically assume youıre band's gonna suuuuuuuuuck," O'Rourke admits. "Thatıs my favorite part. Other people have done it, but I'm not saying I'm doing it better, but I think I'm doing it differently than it has been done." Considering that OıRourke plays like the Hulk in a straitjacket, thatıs a bit of an understatement. Club owners might as well just declare martial law when 2Cents hit the stage. Woodward, Fishman, and the senior O'Rourke each plant a foot on their monitors, assuming the traditional metal stance, and manufacture riffs and leads that would stagger even their heroes in Slayer, leaving the pit just conscious enough to throw goat to the crazy drummer snapping his toms in half. As cherry (bomb) on top, OıRourke often stands up to command the counterattack, leading the huddled masses yearning to breathe free in a chant of "Pop music is the enemy of my mind!"

Suffice it to say, the revolution isnıt being stoked by some barely legal brats in mascara, skinny ties, and shotgun-blast emo coifs, but four longhairs who want nothing more than to rock without affectation.

"Basically it all boils down to: Can these guys stand up on stage with their shirts off and flex really good and play three power chords?" cracks O'Rourke.

Spoken like a true stand-up guy, but all jokes aside, you should know by now that he's just scratching the surface. Whether theyıre rocking out for disaffected skaters in a cramped nightclub or kids behind bars who take "hardcore" to an entirely different level, 2Cents have stripped the grills and gel off punkıs rotting corpse. Reanimation is nigh.