Saturday, December 31, 2011

What's Coming Up In 2012

     Happy New Year! 2011 was great, but there is a lot more to look forward to in 2012! Bands are going to be touring like crazy so here is a list of some of the hottest ones (Click on artists' names for complete details):

1/5 - 1/22      Wednesday 13, Aiden, & Modern Day Escape touring US
1/10 - 2/18    Asking Alexandria touring Europe w/ 2 addition shows: 1 in Puerto Rico on 2/25 & 1 in Texas on 3/15
1/12 - 4/1      Black Veil Brides touring Mexico, South America, Australia, & Europe
1/13 - 1/21    Evanescence touring US
1/14 - 2/17    Falling In Reverse touring US
1/18 - 3/12    Theory of a Deadman touring US, Canada, & Europe
1/19 - 2/25    D.R.U.G.S. touring US
1/22 - 6/16    Anthrax touring US, Europe, & South America
1/26 - 2/28    Megadeth touring US & Canada
2/1 - 2/17      Halestorm touring Europe
2/1 - 6/7        Sebastian Bach touring US, Canada, South America, & Europe

2/24 - 3/6      Wednesday 13 touring Australia
2/24 - 3/15    Marilyn Manson touring Australia and Japan
2/25 - 3/5      Alter Bridge touring Australia
2/25 - 3/5      Slipknot touring Australia
5/23 - 6/10    Metallica touring Europe
5/25 - 6/22    Slayer touring Europe

6/16 - 8/5      Vans Warped Tour! (See the lineup for this year's tour below)
Van Halen WILL be touring in 2012. Dates TBA (stay tuned) First tickets will be going on sale on 1/10

Warped Tour 2012 Lineup:

Vampires Everywhere!
Every Time I Die
Memphis May Fire
Sleeping With Sirens
Tomorrow's Bad Seeds
Chelsea Grin
I Fight Dragons
Polar Bear Club
The Silver Comet

A few other things:

     This is going to be a big year for Modern Day Escape. In addition to touring, (as you saw above) they will be releasing their new album "Under the Gun" on March 27th! 

     Haunted By Heroes will be on NBC's "The Today Show" on January 4th, at NAMM on January 19th, and at The Whisky on January 21st. And it just so happens that a little birdie told me that there is talk around the industry that the band may be making some TV and movie appearances in 2012. Keep an eye out for these guys!

     I've also been hearing that we can expect new albums this year from Vampires Everywhere!, Get Scared, and Escape The Fate!

     So, did I miss anything? What bands are you most looking forward to seeing live? Comment below!



  1. Great thoughts Paige, I love the Brides and have enjoyed all three of the concerts I reviewed for my site. They know how to deliver for sure, but I need to keep my overall EP thoughts a little to myself to formulate my own review narrative soon. Of course I do agree that they seem to have upgraded their musicianship with this one. The guys are def capable players and that is good. The KISS cover was surely an odd choice in my humble opinion though. Keep rocking and best from NYC.

    1. Thanks Ken! I agree, BVB is a great band, however, I've never seen them live. I'm hoping that I'll be able to check out a show when they come back to NY.