Stone Sour set to release House of Gold & Bones part 1 October 23rd




New York, NY (August 16, 2012) – Grammy-nominated rockers Stone Sour will release the first installment of their double album House of Gold & Bones Part 1 on Roadrunner Records on October 23, 2012. The second installment will be released in 2013. The album was recorded at Sound Farm Studios just outside of the band’s native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Staind) at the helm.


In Photos: Knotfest 2012 at the Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor Slipknot Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Somerset Amphitheater
Somerset, WI

All photos by Paul Weber at

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God returns to the US stage at Knotfest

The first annual Knotfest kicked off August 17th in Slipknot’s homestate of Iowa and performed an additional date on Saturday, August 18, in Somerset, Wisconsin at Somerset Amphitheater. The line-up for this inaugural festival included headiners, Slipknot, Deftones, Serj Tankian, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Urge, Prong, Gojura, and more. Photos of Saturday’s performances are below.

Serj Tankian KNOTFEST 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Serj Tankian of System of a Down

Serj Tankian KNOTFEST 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Serj Tankian of System of a Down


Chino Deftones Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Chino from the Deftones


Chino Deftones Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Chino of the Deftones


Corey Taylor Slipknot Knotfest 2012 Somerset Amphitheater

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Black Stone Cherry bring their soulful sound to the Main Stage at WIIL ROCK FEST

Black Stone Cherry
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, WI


Their energy and stage presence along with frontman Chris Robertson’s soulful and powerful vocals makes Black Stone Cherry one of the Midwest’s favorite rock bands for good reason.  It was just a year ago Black Stone Cherry graced the stage of the Carnival of Madness tour that landed at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes.  This year they return to the main stage to assist in the celebration of 95.1 WIIL Rock’s 20th Anniversary of rocking Illinois and Wisconsin.

Black Stone Cherry is out promoting their most recent release, Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea. The album has spawned their moving single “In My Blood.”  The song peaked at #12 at Active Rock and #4 at Mainstream Rock radio. Watch the official video below. Picking up where “In My Blood” left off, the bands new single, “Like I Roll” is yet another well written song and makes you want to drive with your radio cranked to 11.  There are not a lot of things that are more disappointing than hearing a bands songs and being excited to see them live, only to be let down, knowing the best member of their band was the studio they had months to polish their CD in. I can say with 100% faith, Black Stone Cherry is not that type of band. They are a truly talented group of guys, with one of the most under rated singers of our generation. Its few and far between that you will find such a soulful, powerful singer who also takes part in actually writing the songs they sing.  Black Stone Cherry not only had the crowd rockin at WIIL’S Rock Fest, but the other bands in attendance stood to watch their show, a testament to the strength of their musicianship and songs. Check out Black Stone Cherry’s show when it comes to a City near you, because whatever the ticket price is, it’s more than worth it.

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at Austin’s Fuel Room

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at Rocklahoma 2012

Photos of Black Stone Cherry at WIIL ROCK FEST:

Black Stone Cherry tour dates:

8/9/2012         District                                                            Rockford, IL
8/10/2012      Tyson IBP Events Center                        Sioux City, IA
8/11/2012      Will Rock Fest                                              Twin Lakes, WI
8/13/2012      Headliner’s                                                    Toledo, OH
8/14/2012      The Intersection                                           Grand Rapids, MI
8/16/2012      Madison Theatre                                          Covington, KY
8/17/2012      Busters Billiards and Backroom                Lexington, KY
8/18/2012      Rally On The River                                      Ironton, OH
8/25/2012      Rock Jam                                                      Grand Junction, CO
8/26/2012      Club Sound                                                  Salt Lake City, UT
8/27/2012      Martini Ranch                                               Scottsdale, AZ
8/29/2012      The Beaumont                                             Kansas City, MO
8/30/2012      The Blue Note                                              Columbia, MO
9/1/2012         Hersheypark Stadium                                 Hershey, PA                         :
9/2/2012         Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf             Buffalo, NY
9/3/2012         Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion       Gilford, NH
9/28/2012      Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair                 Fort Smith, AR
11/27/2012    Shiprocked                                                    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Black Stone Cherry on the web:


Fear Factory at WIIL ROCK FEST

Fear Factory
WIIL Rock Fest
Shadow Hill Ranch
Twin Lakes, WI

Fear Factory is:
Burton C. Bell – lead vocals (1989–present)
Dino Cazares – guitar (1989–2002, 2009–present)
Matt DeVries – bass (2012–present)
Mike Heller – drums (2012–present)

Legendary metal band Fear Factory is currently on tour with Shadows Fall and coming off their performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Their fall tour is not just contained to the US; Fear Factory is set to perform in South America, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. In October the band will team up with the Devin Townsend Project for a co-headlining tour for 2 months in Europe and the UK.  All the touring is to support their new album, The Industrialist, that was released on June 5, 2012 on Candlelight Records.

On Saturday they hit the mainstage of 95.1 WIIL Rock’s 20th Anniversary bash at Shadow Valley Ranch in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

Photos of Fear Factory’s set at WIIL ROCK FEST:

FEAR FACTORY – The World Industrialist Tour 2012:
08.10.12     Fort Wayne, IN       Pierre’s
08.11.12      Twin Lakes, WIWIIL Rock Fest – Shadow Hill Ranch
08.12.12      Mt Clemens, MI       Emerald Theater
08.14.12     Pittsburgh, PA      Alter Bar
08.15.12     Sayerville, NJ      Starland Ballroom
08.16.12     Poughkeepsie, NY      The Chance
08.17.12     Reading, PA       Reverb
08.18.12     San Juan, Puerto Rico      Anfiteatro Tito Puente – Parque Luis M. Marin
08.19.12      Amityville, NY        Revolution
08.21.12     Charlotte, NC       Tremont Music Hall
08.22.12      Jacksonville, FL        Freebird Live
08.25.12      Valencia, Venezuela       GILMANFEST
08.27.12     Sao Paulo, Brazil       Caricoa Club
08.29.12     Asuncion, Paraguay      Estacion Central
09.18.12     Tokyo, Japan       Club Quattro
09.19.12     Nagoya, Japan       Club Quattro
09.20.12     Osaka, Japan       Akaso
09.22.12      Auckland, New Zealand       Powerstation
09.26.12      Brisbane, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.27.12     Sydney, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.28.12      Melbourne, Australia       Hi-Fi
09.29.12      Adelaide, Australia      Unibar
09.30.12      Perth, Australia       Capitol
10.27.12      Nottingham, England       Rock City10.28.12Folkestone, EnglandQuarterhouse
10.29.12      Strasbourg        LA LAITERIE
10.30.12      Esch-Suralzette, Luxembourg       Kulturfabrik
10.31.12      Hamburg, Germany       Logo/Grunspan
11.02.12      Alborg, Denmark        Alborg Metal Festival
11.04.12      Oslo, Norway       Betong
11.06.12      Helsinki, Finland        The Circus
11.07.12     Helsinki, Finland       The Circus
11.08.12       Tampere, Finland       Pakkahuone
11.11.12      Copenhagen, Denmark       Amager Bio
11.12.12       Berlin, Germany       C-Club
11.13.12       Koln, Germany       Essigfabrik
11.14.12       Karlsruhe, Germany      Substage
11.16.12       Bordeaux, France        Barbey Club
11.17.12      Durango, Spain      Plateruena
11.18.12      Porto, Portugal       Hard Club
11.19.12      Lisbon, Portugal       Paradise Garage
11.20.12      Seville, Spain        Fanatic
11.22.12      Madrid, Spain       Penelope
11.23.12      Valencia, Spain       Rock City
11.24.12      Montpellier, France        Le Rockstore
11.25.12      Milan, Italy        Magazzini Generali
11.26.12      Pratteln, Switzerland       27
11.28.12      Muchen, Germany       Backstage Halle/ Werk Arena
11.29.12      Vienna, Austria       Arena
11.30.12       Ljubljana, Slovenia        Kino Siska
12.01.12       Zagreb, Croatia        Boogaloo
12.02.12      Budapest, Hungary        A38
12.04.12      Warsaw, Poland       Progresja
12.05.12       Poznan, Poland        Eskulap
12.06.12      Prague, Czech Republic       Roxy
12.08.12       Geiselwind, Germany       Christmas Metal Festival
12.09.12       Klokgebouw, Holland       Metal Fest
12.10.12       Paris, France       Bataclan
12.11.12       Antwerp, Belgium        Trix
12.13.12       Wolverhampton, England       Wulfrum Hall
12.14.12       Glasgow, Scotland       ABC
12.15.12       Manchester, England       Ritz
12.16.12      Bristol, England       Academy
12.17.12      Southhampton, England       Mo’ Club
12.18.12      London, England         London KoKo

In photos: The Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from The Zac Brown Bands set at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

In photos: Skillet burns up Summerfest

Milwaukee, WI 

Photos from Skillets set at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI:

In photos: All That Remains at Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

All That Remains
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from all That Remains show at Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

In photos: The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour at Summerfest

The Beach Boys
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary tour  at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI

And for those who are wondering,,,,,,,,,, they sounded amazing.

In Photos: FUN. Comes to Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Photos from FUN.’s  set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

In Photos: Eric Benet at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Eric Benet
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from Eric Benets set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

In Photos: Gary Allan at Milwaukee’s Summerfest 2012

Gary Allan
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from Gary Allan’s set in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest:

In Photos: Rodney Atkins Summerfest

Rodney Atkins
Milwaukee, WI

Photos from Rodney Atkins set in Milwaukee at Summerfest:

In Photos: Foo Fighters at Summerfest

Foo Fighters
Milwaukee, WI

Foo Fighters at Summerfest 2012

What can you say, It’s the Foo Fighters. It’s a rare thing to know your about to get your monies worth, but with the Foo Fighters that’s simply the truth. From an endless list of great songs to a seemingly endless amount of energy and emotion, the Foo Fighters put on a true to the word, “Rock show”. I must admit, as a photographer I was hoping to see another rock legend at the show, Ross Halfin. If you don’t know who photographer Ross Halfin is you don’t know your rock history. Check out his work at and check out the Foo Fighters when they come to your City. Judging by the sold out Amphitheater at Summerfest, you better get your tickets early.

Photos from Foo Fighters’ set in Milwaukee at Summerfest:

In photos: Rascal Flatts open Summerfest 2012 with their “Changed” tour

Rascal Flatts
Milwaukee, WI

Rascal Flatts at Summerfest 2012

Rascal Flatts brought their “Changed” tour to Milwaukee on June 27th and opened the first day of Summerfest in a rocken style. With a catalog of hits that could keep a crowed going on its own, Rascal Flatts brought along one of the most eye pleasing lighting shows I have seen in years. Between the good music, professional light show and great weather you couldn’t help but have a good time. Not even an average at best audio mix wasn’t able to dampen the energy the guys brought to their performance. Link to the bands site bellow for more information and go see Rascal Flatts when they come through your town. In a time when money is tight, its nice to have a sure bet of a good time.

Photos of Rascal Flatts at Summerfest:

In photos: Little Big Town at Summerfest 2012

Little Big Town
Milwaukee, WI

Little Big Town at Summerfest 2012

Little Big Town helped kick off the opening night of Summerfest with their blend of flawless vocal harmonies and energetic stage show. Filling an open slot on the current Rascal Flatts “Changed” tour, Little Big Town kept the crowed on their feet and left no question why they are a Grammy nominated band. Llink to their site for more information on the band and up coming tour dates.

Photos of Little Big Town at Summerfest:


In photos: Eli Young Band opening for Rascal Flatts on their “Changed” tour 2012

Eli Young Band Summerfest 2012

Texas based Eli Young Band helped kick off the opening night of Summerfest with their well written songs and seasoned stage show. As one of the opening acts for the Rascal Flatts Changed tour 2012, The Eli Young band got the Marcus Amphitheatre crowd on their feet and set the bar for the rest of the tours acts that followed. Check their tour dates and photos bellow and catch them in a town near you.

Photos from Eli Young Band’s set at Summerfest:

Tour dates:

June 29th Cleveland, OH @ Blossom music Center

June 30th Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC

July 3rd Ashland, KY @ Summer Motion Festival

July 4th Rogersville, TN @ Rogersville City Park

July 6th Cavendish, Canada @ Cavendish Beach Music Festival

July 11th West Fargo, MN @ Red River Valley Fair

July 12th Chippewa Falls, WI @ Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Go to the Eli Young Bands Official website for more tour dates and information about the band.


Where do all of your favorite bands get the latest and greatest gear? Summer NAMM 2012 is where, and now you can be there too.

SUMMER NAMM “PUBLIC DAY” / Nashville Convention Center

Summer NAMM opens its doors to the general public and music enthusiasts of all ages for live music, a rare look at new music-making technologies and interactive musician workshops.

What: Summer NAMM “PUBLIC DAY”

Where: Nashville Convention Center

When: Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $10 (June 1–28); $15 (after June 28)

Details: Summer NAMM opens its doors to the general public and music enthusiasts of all ages for live music, a rare look at new music-making technologies and interactive musician workshops.

To Purchase Online:


Schedule of events


9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.               Richard Gilwitz, Fingerstyle Guitarist, Foundation Lounge, Room 210

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        World’s Fastest Drummer preliminary competition / Level 1, East Lobby

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    “Haiti 10 – Faith, Love and Music” / Idea Center Booth 837, Level 1

11:00 a.m.                               How to Use a Work Station in a studio setting / Room 102, Level 1
10 Best Social Networking Sites for Marketing to Fans / Room 211, Level 2

                                                     Win a Digital Record Deal with Guitar Player Records / Room 214, Level 2

                                                      Sticks ‘n’ Skins – The Sessions / Idea Center Booth 837, Level 1

                                                      Ergo We Play performs (SchoolJam USA winners) / Foundation Lounge, Rm. 210

                                                      Ukedelics Perform / Exhibit Hall Acoustic Stage

12:00 p.m.                                New TC-Helicon Vocal Effects for the Acoustic Singer / Songwriter / Room 102, L1                                                     

                                                     Live Sound Basics / Room 207, Level 2
10 Ways to Make Better Sounding Recordings / Room 211, Level 2

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Ukulele Circle hands-on demo / Foundation Lounge, Room 210

1:00 p.m.                                 So, You Want To Be a Session Player panel discussion/ Room 208, Level 2

                                                   10 Tips for Effective Pre-Production / Room 211, Level 2

1:30 p.m.                                 Live Sound Tips & Tricks / Room 207, Level 2

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.         Ukedelics Perform / Foundation Lounge, Room 210

2:00 p.m.                                The Psychology of Producing Hit Songs / Idea Center Booth 837, L1

                                                   GigEasy Demo with Darren Kramer / Room 102, Level 1

                                                   10 Elements of a Hit Song / Room 211, Level 2   

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         World’s Fastest Drummer Competition Finals / Level 1 East Lobby

3:00 p.m.                                 Drum Circle hands-on demo / Level 3, East Lobby

                                                   10 Ways to Exploit Facebook for Success / Room 211, Level 2

First annual Knot Fest August 17/18

Knot Fest poster 2012For those who crave a festival where true metal bands dominate the lineup, your time for waiting is over. The first annual Knot Fest is scheduled and judging from the bands set to appear, it will be nothing short of stellar. Knot Fest  will be tearing up the midwest on August 17th in Council Bluffs, IA and Minneapolis, MN August 18th. Advance tickets are $35, and you can bet your going to get more than your monies worth. Headliners Slipknot would be worth the price of admission alone, but also set to appear are Deftones, Dethklok, Serj Tankian, Lamb of god, Cannibal Corpse, The Urge, Gojira, The Dillinger Escape Plan,  and Prong (Yes, that Prong). Link to the Knot Fest site for more information on bands and get your tickets now or regret missing out on what are sure to be some of the most insane shows of 2012.

Summerfest 2012, The worlds biggest music festival turns 45 years young.


For those who love festival season there are a lot of choices these days, but how many can boast a 45 year run, attracting the biggest names in music, and millions of people having attended?  In it’s eleven day run, June 27-July 1st, and July 3-8th, Summerfest has every music lovers desires covered. With it’s multiple stages, and it’s world class amphitheater, Summerfest leaves no size act without a stage to perform.  Situated right on Milwaukee’s Lakefront, in the middle of Beer City USA, Summerfest is a must see for everyone who wants the best in music, in a setting that is comfortable and spacious. Well thought out and time tested, Summerfest has the Festival atmosphere down pat and is presented in a professional, convenient manner. A never ending scene of music, food, beer and people watching makes it a joy to return day after day. If you find yourself saying what is Summerfest, I say come to Milwaukee and see how it’s done. At the reasonable $15 admission, you may never go to another overpriced festival again.


A brief list of artists set to perform this year.

Aerosmtih, Zack Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Young the Giant, Chevelle, Lupe Fiasco, Silver Sun Pickups, Gary Allen, Eric Benet, Train, Kelly Clarkson, Fun, Lady Antebellum, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, All That Remains, Gavin Degraw, Skillet, Iron Maiden, Ziggy Marley, David Gray, 311, Big Time Rush, and many many many more.

Hunter Hayes Returns to the Rave

Hunter Hayes
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

All Photos by Paul Weber

Hunter Hayes at the Rave in Milwaukee

Hunter may only be 20 years old, but he is somewhat of a veteran in the country music scene.  A Louisiana native, he started his career at a tender age, making the rounds on the television circuit. Hunter is touring in support of  his forth studio album, simply titled Hunter Hayes, marking his major label debut with Atlantic Records Nashville. Hunters self-titled debut was performed solely by him, virtually unheard of in Nashville, and was co-produced by legendary producer Dann Huff. In 2010 Hunter wrote the song Play for Rascal Flatts and in 2012 Hunter opened for the guys on their  Thaw Out Tour. Hunter is without question an artist to be watched. If the enthusiasm of the crowd at the Rave is any indication, you better get on board now or miss your chance at seeing an artist rise to great heights on the national stage first hand.


Hunter Hayes tour dates

04/23/12   Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

04/27/12   The National – Richmond, VA

05/01/12   Showbox at the Martket – Seattle, WA

05/02/12   Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

05/03/12   Rodeo Club – San Jose, CA

05/10/12    The Pagent – St Louis, MO

05/11/12    Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH

05/12/12    The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI

05/18/12    Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL

05/19/12    Cowboy Saloon – Davie, FL

05/20/12    Dallas Bull – Tampa FL

05/26/12    Russell County Auditorium – Russell Springs, KY

For more tour dates, and more about Hunter head over to


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In Photos: Chris Young Opening for Miranda Lambert’s “On Fire” Tour

Chris Young
Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI

Chris Young On Fire 2012 Tour Bradley Center MilwaukeeChris Young had his big break back in 2006’s Nashville Star competition. This is also the same competition that Made Miranda Lambert a household name. Since then he’s released 3 studio albums and 1 EP.  His current album, NEON, debut at the #4 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart with over a quarter million copies sold.  He co-wrote several songs on the album including his #1 hits “Tomorrow” and “You.” He also spent most of last year on tour with Jason Aldean and today Chris joins Miranda on her On Fire headlining tour across North America. Chris’ extensive 2012 tour also includes summer festivals such as Country Jam USA, Sunfest Country Festival, and a slew of State Fair dates.  See tour dates and photos below.

Photos from Chris Young’s set in Milwaukee:


Chris Young 2012 Tour Dates:
Apr 19, 2012      Bradley Center with Miranda Lambert       Milwaukee, WI
Apr 20, 2012     Target Center with Miranda Lambert        Minneapolis, MN
Apr 26, 2012      Save Mart Center with Miranda Lambert         Fresno, CA
Apr 27, 2012      Shoreline Amphitheatre with Miranda Lambert       Mountain View, CA
May 03, 2012      House of Blues         North Myrtle Beach, SC
May 04, 2012     Wild Bill’s       Duluth, GA
May 05, 2012     Runaway Country Festival       Melbourne, FL
May 10, 2012     CenturyLink Center with Miranda Lambert       Omaha, NE
May 11, 2012      Sprint Center with Miranda Lambert       Kansas City, MO
May 12, 2012      Gexa Energy Pavilion with Miranda Lambert       Dallas, TX
May 17, 2012     Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center with Miranda Lambert       Tallahassee, FL
May 18, 2012      Landers Center with Miranda Lambert       Southaven, MS
May 19, 2012      Bridgestone Arena with Miranda Lambert         Nashville, TN
May 31, 2012      The Longbranch Saloon        Raleigh, NC
Jun 01, 2012      Friday Cheers at Browns Island       Richmond, VA
Jun 02, 2012      WXTU Anniversary Show at the Susquehanna Bank Center        Camden, NJ
Jun 03, 2012      Jiffy Lube Live with Miranda Lambert        Bristow, VA
Jun 08, 2012      Klipsch Music Center with Miranda Lambert       Indianapolis, IN
Jun 09, 2012      Wrigley Field with Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality Tour       Chicago, IL
Jun 10, 2012      WYCD Hoedown at Comerica Park       Detroit, MI
Jun 14, 2012      Nationwide Arena with Miranda Lambert       Columbus, OH
Jun 15, 2012      Riverbend Music Center with Miranda Lambert       Cincinnati, OH
Jun 16, 2012      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Miranda Lambert Maryland      Heights, MO
Jun 21, 2012      Country Jam USA       Grand Junction, CO
Jun 23, 2012      Gallivan Center        Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 28, 2012      Cotton Eyed Joe        Knoxville, TN
Jun 29, 2012      Coyote Joe’s         Charlotte, NC
Jun 30, 2012      Kentucky Speedway        Sparta, KY
Jul 12, 2012       Kosciusko County Community Fair       Warsaw, IN
Jul 14, 2012      Madison County Fair       Madison, NE
Jul 15, 2012      Hodag Country Festival        Rhinelander, WI
Jul 19, 2012      Country Jam USA       Eau Claire, WI
Jul 20, 2012     LakeFest at Warnock Lake Park       Atchison, KS
Jul 26, 2012      North Dakota State Fair       Minot, ND
Jul 27, 2012      Cheyenne Frontier Days        Cheyenne, WY
Jul 28, 2012      Deadwood Mountain       Grand Deadwood, SD
Jul 30, 2012      Montana State Fair       Great Falls, MT
Aug 03, 2012      Sunfest Country Festival       Duncan, BC
Aug 05, 2012      Oregon Jamboree       Sweet Home, OR
Aug 07, 2012      Douglas County Fair       Roseburg, OR
Aug 25, 2012      Six Flags Over Texas      Arlington, TX
Sep 02, 2012      South Dakota State Fair       Huron, SD
Sep 08, 2012      Tri-State Rodeo       Fort Madison, IA
Sep 09, 2012      Clay County Fair       Spencer, IA
Oct 13, 2012      Alabama National Fair      Montgomery, AL

Twitter: @ChrisYoungMusic

In Photos: Jerrod Niemann on Miranda Lambert’s “On Fire” Tour

Jerrod Niemann
Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI

Music…I keep it rural
Beer…I keep it plural
” – Jerrod Niemann

Jerrod Niemann at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Jerrod Niemann is not fresh blood in Nashville. It wasn’t that long ago when Jerrod saw more success as just a songwriter than actually performing and recording his own music.  He’s written for the likes of Garth Brooks, as well as,  Jamey Johnson, Neal McCoy, Julie Roberts, Flynnville Train and Zona Jones.   His taste of success came with his first studio release,  Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury. The album produced his biggest hits to date  “Lover,Lover” and “What Do You Want,” and “One More Drinkin’ Song.”  His newest single “Shinin’ On Me” is off his still untitled upcoming album. There is a music video in the works for “Shinin’ On Me” which will include guest appearances from his friends and band members.

Jerrod is currently joined by Chris Young and Miranda Lambert on Lambert’s On Fire tour. He also is making stops at Country USA, Star Spangled Banner Celebration, Daupin’s Countryfest, Jam in the Valley Festival, and Country Jam USA.  Check out tour dates and photos from Jerrod’s set below.

Photos from Jerrod’s set in Milwaukee:

Jerrod Niemann’s 2012 Tour Dates:

Thu      04/19/12      Milwaukee, WI      Bradley Center
Fri        04/20/12      Minneapolis, MN       Target Center
Thu      04/26/12      Fresno, CA        Save Mart Center
Fri        04/27/12      Mountain View, CA       Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat        05/05/12      Athens, GA       Georgia Theatre
Fri        05/11/12       Kansas City, MO       Sprint Center
Sat        05/12/12       Dallas, TX       Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thu      05/17/12       Tallahassee, FL       Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Ctr.
Sat        05/26/12       Baton Rouge, LA       LSU Tiger Stadium – “Bayou Country Superfest”
Thu      05/31/12       Clifton Park, NY       Northern Lights
Sun      06/03/12       Bristow, VA       Jiffy Lube Live
Tue      06/05/12       Lancaster, PA       Chameleon
Thu      06/07/12       Nashville, TN       Riverfront Stage –  “CMA Music Festival”
Fri        06/08/12       Noblesville, IN       Klipsch Music Center
Sat       06/09/12       Chicago, IL       Wrigley Field – Appearing with Brad Paisley
Sun      06/10/12       Detroit, MI       Comerica Park –  “99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown”
Thu      06/14/12       Columbus, OH       Nationwide Arena
Fri       06/15/12       Cincinnati, OH       Riverbend Music Center
Sat       06/16/12      Maryland Heights, MO       Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Thu     06/21/12       Oshkosh, WI       Country USA
Fri       06/22/12       Richland Center, WI       Kros Koup Park –  “Star Spangled Celebration”
Sun      06/24/12       Grand Junction, CO       Country Jam USA Grounds
Fri       06/29/12       Dauphin, MB       Countryfest Grounds – “Dauphin’s Countryfest”
Thu     07/05/12       Lancaster, PA       Chameleon
Fri       07/06/12       Varysburg, NY       Buffalo Hill Village – “Jam In The Valley Festival”
Fri       07/13/12       West Fargo, ND       Red River Valley Fairgrounds- “Red River Valley Fair”
Sat       07/21/12       Eau Claire, WI       Country Jam USA

In Photos: Van Halen at the United Center in Chicago

Van Halen
United Center – Chicago, IL

All Photos by Paul Weber

Van Halen is:
David Lee Roth
Eddie Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
Wolf Van Halen

Van Halen United Center Chicago IL 2012

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Motörhead on the Gigantour at the Rave

Gigantour 2012
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

All Photos by Paul Weber

Motörhead Gigantour 2012 The Rave in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Photos from Motörhead’s set at The Rave in Milwaukee:

Remaining Motörhead Tour Dates:

02/12/2012 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/14/2012 St. Paul MN The Myth Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/16/2012 Saskatoon SK Prairieland Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/17/2012 Edmonton AB Shaw Conference Center Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/18/2012 Calgary AB Big 4 Building Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/20/2012 Abbotsford BC Abbotsford Agrifair Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/21/2012 Kent WA Showware Center Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/23/2012 San Jose CA Event Center at San Jose State Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/24/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Ampitheatre at Universal Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/25/2012 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/26/2012 Albuquerque NM Tingley Coliseum Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
02/28/2012 Denver CO The Fillmore Auditorium Megadeth, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil
06/23/2012 Luxembourg ROCK-A-FIELD Open Air

In Photos: Neon Trees

Neon Trees
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

Neon Trees is:
Tyler Glenn – Vocal, Synth
Branden Campbell – Bass
Elaine Bradley – Drums
Chris Allen – Guitar

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In Photos: Art of Dying on the Avalanche Tour

Art of Dying
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

Art of Dying is:

Jonny Hetherington – Vocals
Greg Bradley – Guitar
Jeff Brown – Drums
Cale Gontier – Bass/Vocals
Tavis Stanley – Guitar/Vocals

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In Photos: Theory of a Deadman on the Avalanche Tour

Theory of a Deadman
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

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So Happy
Hating Hollywood
Got it Made
All or Nothing
Nothing Between Us
Not Meant to Be
Bitch Came Back
Hate My Life
Bad Girlfriend

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In Photos: Skillet at the Rave

Skillet  on the Avalanche Tour
The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

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In Photos: Halestorm on The Avalanche Tour

The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

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Love Bites (So Do I)
It’s Not You
Dirty Work
American Boys
Bet You Wish
Slave 2 the Grind
I Get off

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In Photos: My Darkest Days in Chicago 2/14/2011

My Darkest Days
House of Blues – Chicago, IL

My Darkest Days is:

Matt Walst – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Sal Costa – lead guitar, vocals
Brendan McMillan – bass guitar
Doug Oliver – drums, percussion
Reid Henry – keyboards

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In Photos: Saving Abel in Chicago 2/14/2011

Saving Abel (openers for Hinder)
House of Blues – Chicago, IL

Saving Abel is:

Jared Weeks – lead vocals
Jason Null – lead guitar, backing vocals
Scott Bartlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Eric Taylor – bass guitar, backing vocals
Blake Dixon – drums

Saving able set list

Bloody sunday
Hell of a ride
new tattoo
stupid girl
sex is good

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In Photos: Hinder in Chicago 2/14/2011

House of Blues – Chicago, IL

Hinder is:

Austin Winkler – vocals
Joe Garvey – lead guitar
Mark King – rhythm guitar
Mike Rodden – bass guitar
Cody Hanson – drums

Hinder set list

2 sides of me
up all night
use me
whatcha gonna do
better than me
how long
american nightmare
hey ho
lips of an angel
waking up the devil
room 21

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