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Punisher Xbox Game With Fame Sessions
December 4, 2008
The much-anticipated 'Punisher: War Zone' movie releases December 5, and to celebrate, we have four of the hottest musical bands who appear on the movie soundtrack from Lions Gate Records here on Xbox LIVE. They'll play Halo 3 with Xbox LIVE members on Thursday, December 4.

If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with members of the bands Hatebreed, Seether, Senses Fail, and 7 Days Away, send a friend request to the following Gamertags and be online half an hour before (2:30 P.M.) the Game with Fame session starts on Thursday, December 4, 3:00 P.M. ET.

DATE: December 4th
GAME: Halo 3

GAMERTAGS: SeetherPUN GWF (space between SeetherPUN and GWF), HatePUN GWF (space between HatePUN and GWF), SensesPUN GWF (space between SensesPUN and GWF), DaysAwayPUN GWF (space between DaysAwayPUN and GWF)

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Saving Abel To Open Nickelback Tour
December 4, 2008
Rock band Saving Abel will join Seether as openers for Nickelback on their North American tour beginning February 25th in Nashville, TN (full schedule below). Saving Abel’s largest outing to date will hit arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Tickets go on sale beginning Dec. 5th at

“We’re thrilled to be opening for Nickelback. It’s crazy, a year ago we were playing small bars and clubs around Memphis and now we’re touring the country in a bus and will be playing with one of the biggest touring rock bands in arenas,” said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks.

Saving Abel have been on the road non-stop since the March, 2008 release of their self titled debut from Virgin Records, and have played with rock heavy weights such as Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown. The band has enjoyed impressive success with their chart-topping, multi-format smash debut single “Addicted,” which hit #1 at mainstream rock radio, spent 11 consecutive weeks at #2 on the active rock chart and reached #7 at alternative radio. At press time, the track is the most played song of 2008 at the active rock format. “Addicted” found a whole new life in July when it impacted Top 40 radio. The run away hit is now sitting in the top 10 at the format and is top 15 at Hot AC. While “Addicted” is topping the pop charts, Saving Abel’s second single “18 Days,” a huge rock ballad dedicated to the troops, is heating up at rock radio where it is already top 10 at active rock and top 20 at alternative radio. Videos for both tracks have witnessed major play across all video channels including MTV2, VH1, Fuse and Music Choice where “Addicted” is currently the #1 played video an their “Hit List” channel.

Saving Abel continues to reach new heights on the sales charts as well. The album spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart before debuting on the Billboard 200 in July. It has sold over 240,000 copies to date. ”Addicted” hit #20 on the digital singles chart and is approaching platinum success with over 800,000 singles sold thus far.

Saving Abel - named after the Biblical sibling of Cain - was formed by Jared Weeks and guitarist Jason Null in 2004 in their hometown of Corinth, Mississippi. Now based in Memphis, Tennessee, the band's lineup includes guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and drummer Blake Dixon. Combining influences of southern rock, hard rock and alternative music, the band was first heard on a 2005 EP, produced by Skidd Mills (12 Stones, Saliva, Submersed).

Saving Abel on Tour:
Radio Shows:
12/6 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre (WPBZ radio show)
12/7 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater (WSUN radio show)
12/15 - Richmond, VA - Toad’s Place (WRXL xmas radio show)
12/17 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (Q101 xmas radio show)

Headline Shows:
12/10 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
12/11 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
12/12 - Portland, ME - The Station
12/13 - Townson, MD - Recher Theater
12/18 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
12/19 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
12/20 - Indianapolis, MN - The Vogue
12/27 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
12/31 - Jackson, MI - Michigan Theatre
1/02 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters

Saving Abel w/ Seether and Nickelback:
2/25 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
2/27 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
2/28 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
3/02 - Toronto,ON - Air Canada Centre
3/03 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
3/05 - Worcester, MA - DSU Center
3/06 - E. Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
3/08 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
3/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
3/11 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
3/12 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
3/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
3/15 - Moline, IL - i Wireless Center
3/17 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
3/18 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
4/01 - Edmonton, AL - Rexall Centre
4/02 - Calgary, AL - Pengrowth Saddledome
4/04 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
4/05 - Winnipeg, MT - MTS Centre
4/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
4/08 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
4/10 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
4/13 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center
4/14 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
4/16 - Houston - Toyota Center
4/17 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
4/19 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
4/22 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
4/23 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
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Papa Roach: New Video For 'Hollywood Whore'
December 2, 2008
Sacramento rockers, Papa Roach, recently shot a new video for the song, "Hollywood Whore", which is taken from their upcoming Universal album, 'Metamorphosis'. Check out the video below.

The song has been receiving a HUGE response from fans both online and on their current tour with Staind and Seether, which wraps up this week in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Remaining tour dates are as follows:
12/2 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
12/4 - Green Bay, WI - Brown County Veterans Memorial Complex

'Metamorphosis', which was pushed back to early spring of 2009 from a tentative date of Fall 2008, will follow up 2006's 'The Paramour Sessions'. The disc will also mark the recording debut with Papa Roach of ex-Unwritten Law drummer Tony Palermo, who replaced founding drummer Dave Buckner last year after Buckner went down with substance abuse issues.
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Nickelback 2009 North American Tour Dates Announced
November 26, 2008
Canadian Rock powerhouse, Nickelback, have announced dates for their upcoming North American tour in support of their new album 'Dark Horse', released on Roadrunner Records on November 18th. The Live Nation produced tour, which kicks off on February 25th in Nashville, TN, hits major arenas in over 30 cities across the continent. Seether and Saving Abel have signed on as support acts.

Nickelback tickets go on sale beginning December 5th at Fan Club members will have early access to tickets starting November 28th at Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets starting December 1st at 10am Local Time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit: This is Nickelback’s first tour under their Live Nation Artist Nation deal which was announced earlier this year.

Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. 'Dark Horse' is Nickelback’s first release since the immensely popular 'All The Right Reasons', released in 2005. In support of the album, the band has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The American Music Awards. Critics and fans alike are praising 'Dark Horse'. The New York Times raved, "Nickelback… has been responsible for some of the heaviest pop hits of this decade and more notably, it has almost single handedly preserved the idea of the arena-rock ballad." Entertainment Weekly declared, “The only sure thing in the music business in 2008.”

The first single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” is topping the charts with impressive numbers: Top 5 Rock, Top 10 Modern, Top 5 Hot A/C and Top 15 at Pop. At press time, the track has an estimated audience of over 45 million. The band is currently appearing in a major advertising campaign with Citi, featuring Nickelback in network and cable TV, print and online ads throughout November and December, showcasing “Gotta Be Somebody.”

Nickelback re-launched their official fan club website on November 13th where members can gain exclusive access to advance concert tickets, limited-edition merchandise, candid photos, audio and video. The site offers members exclusives, including special contests for merchandise, tickets and meet and greets with the band. There’s also a new social platform enabling members to network and chat with other members via message boards, a live chat room, blogs and many other interactive features. Members will have access to pre-sale ticketing beginning November 25th. To become a member go to

Nickelback VIP packages are also available at which include a combination of VIP concert tickets, early entry into the venue, a personal photo opportunity with the band, an exclusive concert t-shirt, collectible tour poster (limited edition and numbered), and official commemorative VIP laminate and a set of official Nickelback guitar picks.

Nickelback Tour Dates – 2009:
4/25 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center***
4/27 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena***
4/28 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena***
4/02 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre*
4/03 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum*
4/05 - Worcester, MA - DSU Center***
4/06 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center***
4/08 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena***
4/09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center***
4/11 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena***
4/12 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena***
4/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center***
4/15 - Moline, IL - i Wireless Center***
4/17 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center***
4/18 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena***
4/01 - Edmonton, AL - Rexall Centre*
4/02 - Calgary, AL - Pengrowth Saddledome*
4/04 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre*
4/05 - Winnipeg, MT - MTS Centre*
4/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center***
4/08 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center***
4/10 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center**
4/13 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center***
4/14 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center**
4/16 - Houston - Toyota Center**
4/17 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena***
4/19 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena***
4/22 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena***
4/23 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena***

On Sale Dates:
* = Friday, Dec 5th
** = Saturday, Dec 6th
*** = Saturday, Dec 13th
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State Of Shock Release New Song, Tour With Staind
November 20, 2008
Canadian melodic-rockers State of Shock will be digitally releasing their album, 'Life, Love & Lies' on December 23rd. Already a headlining act up north, the band have set their sites on the States with a supporting slot on Staind’s current U.S. tour.

State of Shock have also just re-released their track “Rollin” which was originally released on their Canadian debut album. The slow-burning track will also be available on 'Life, Love & Lies' when hits all digital outlets.

Check out "Rollin" below:

State of Shock w/ Staind, Seether, and Papa Roach:
11/18 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
11/19 - Wicomico Civic Center - Salisbury, MD
11/20 - Big Sandy Arena - Huntington, WV
11/22 - Hara Arena - Dayton, OH
11/23 - Pepsi Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN
11/25 - Ford Park - Beaumont, TX
11/26 - Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX
11/28 - Midland Horshoe Arena - Midland, TX
11/29 - Amarillo Civic Center - Amarillo, TX
11/30 - County Coliseum - El Paso, TX
12/2 - The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
12/4 - Brown County Arena - Green Bay, WI
12/5 - McElroy Auditorium - Waterloo, IA
12/6 - The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Casino - Hammond, IN
12/8 - Sound Academy -Toronto, Ontario, CA
12/10 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

'Life, Love & Lies' hits store shelves on 12/23 via Universal Records.
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