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Train / Goo Goo Dolls / Allen Stone - Aug 14 - Blossom Music Center

Train/Goo Goo Dolls – Aug 14 – Blossom Music Center

Lineup: Train
Goo Goo Dolls
Allen Stone

Aug 14, 2019 Wed 7:00 PM EDT
Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  See Venue Info






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Samantha Fish to perform at The Beachland Ballroom with special guest Jontavious Willis - Thurs Aug 15th


Samantha Fish with special guest Jontavious Willis perform at the Beachland Ballroom Thurs Aug 15th
7pm Doors
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INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Reveals Daily Set Times and Stages

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Reveals Daily Set Times and Stages


The Second Annual INKCARCERATION: Taking Place July 12-14, 2019 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory | GET TICKETS HERE!


INKCARCERATION 2019 to Also Feature…

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INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Reveals Daily Set Times and Stages

The Second Annual INKCARCERATION: Taking Place July 12-14, 2019 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory | GET TICKETS HERE!


INKCARCERATION 2019 to Also Feature:

70+ Tattoo Artists

Food Trucks & Beverages

Tent & RV Camping


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NEW MUSIC: Thomas Rhett shares "Remember You Young" off CENTER POINT ROAD

NEW MUSIC: Thomas Rhett shares “Remember You Young” off CENTER POINT ROAD



ACM Awards Male Artist of the Year and multi-PLATIN…

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Wu-Tang Clan – 25th Anniversary at The Agora – plus tour dates

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Wu-Tang Clan Announce New 25th Anniversary Shows

plus add Gods of Rap Tour dates with Public Enemy and De La Soul

Fresh off the Sundance premiere of their upcoming Showtime documentary Wu-Tang: Clan  Of Mics & Men, The Wu-Tang Clan announce additional European dates for the Gods of Rap Tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul as well as 13 Wu-Tang Clan Dates in North America including stops in Chicago, Boston, Mountain View and the X Games in Minneapolis. Artist presale begins on Wednesday, February 27th at 10AM local.Gods of Rap is a special tour bringing the biggest and most influential rap groups in the world together for 11 very special shows in May 2019. Headliners Wu-Tang Clan who will be joined by Public Enemy and De La Soul who are set to perform huge dates including The SSE Arena Wembley in London on May 10th, Manchester Arena on May 11th and Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12th.This once in a lifetime tour marks the anniversary of three iconic landmark albums; Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High and Rising’. The dates will also be hosted and presented by the legendary DJ Premier.Twenty-five years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan changed hip-hop music forever. Bursting onto the music scene with the release of ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, the group quickly became recognised for its innovative beats and clever lyrics, as well as the diverse personalities and talents that make up its nine member hip-hop group. The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums. The release of their debut album in 1993 songs like “C.R.E.A.M” and “Protect Ya Neck” introduced hip-hop pioneer, The RZA, as a groundbreaking hip-hop craftsman.

The Wu-Tang Clan kicked off their 25th anniversary on Good Morning America, performing Protect Ya Neck. November 9th, the day of the anniversary, was declared “Wu-Tang Clan Day” in Staten Island, a testament to their influence in New York.

Gods Of Rap Tour Dates (UK/Europe)

May 10th – London, UK – SSE Arena
May 11th – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
May 12th – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
May 14th – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
May 16th – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
May 17th – Paris, FR – AccorHotels Arena
May 18th – Berlin, DE – Parkbühne Wuhlheide
May 21st – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
May 23rd – Oslo, NO – Oslo Spektrum Arena
May 24th – Stockholm, SE – Skansen
May 27th – Helsinki, FI – Helsingin jäähalli

Upcoming North America Tour Dates:

May 31st – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
June 1st – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
June 2nd – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
June 7th – Simpsonville, SC** – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
June 8th – Raleigh, NC** – Red Hat Amphitheater
June 9th – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
June 12th – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 14th – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
June 15th – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort & Casino
June 21st – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
June 22nd – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
July 31st – Wichita, KS – WAVE
August 1st – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Cove
August 2nd – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory (X Games)

Tickets will go on sale on March 1st (** Tickets on-sale March 8th)

Wu-Tang Clan: 36 Chambers – 25th Anniversary

Sunday, June 2nd – The Agora



AEG Presents… Hatebreed – 25th Anniversary Tour with Obituary, Madball, Prong & Skeletal Remains Wednesday, May 8th | The Agora

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AEG Presents… Hatebreed – 25th Anniversary Tour with Obituary, Madball, Prong & Skeletal Remains Wednesday, May 8th | The Agora

AEG Presents…
Hatebreed – 25th Anniversary Tour
with Obituary, Madball, Prong & Skeletal Remains
Wednesday, May 8th | The Agora
General Admission: $25 ADV // $30 DOS
Doors open at 5:30PM – All Ages Welcome
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM

An institution can be relied on. Its foundations don’t shake due to the winds of change or tides of trends—no matter how volatile, omnipresent, or tenuous.

With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, Hatebreed cement themselves as one of heavy music’s strongest institutions on their seventh full-length offering and very first for Nuclear Blast worldwide, 2016’s The Concrete
Confessional. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet—Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]—has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a
GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide.

2013’s The Divinity Of Purpose earned their highest entry on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #17 with impressive first-week sales in excess of 17,000. When it came time to return to the studio after two years on the road, Jasta and his cohorts clung to the bedrock on which their legacy stands firm.

“There’s nothing better than loud amps in the face, cranked up riffs that hit you right in the chest and lyrics that spark a new thought and give you a charge,” he declares. “That’s our musical DNA. We could just be who we are. We don’t need to incorporate whatever the trend is. We can just be Hatebreed. There are some new highlights to the game, but you know it’s us.” The Divinity Of Purpose brought them to new areas of the globe as the headlined festivals in the UK, Finland, Norway, Germany, and Eastern Europe and landed a slot on Ozzfest Japan. They would perform at Poland’s Woodstock in front of 400,000 people. Stateside, the band supported longtime friends Black Label Society in the winter of 2015 and then got the opportunity to be direct support to Slipknot on a Spring 2015 run in between festival appearances at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, and more as well as Motörhead’s Motörboat with Slayer and Motörhead.

“Riding into this album, I realized we could play with bands of every genre nearly anywhere without deviating from who we are,” continues Jasta. “The Motörboat was another real career highlight. We played this exclusive event with some of our chief influences. We got to literally chart new territory.”
Returning home in the Fall of 2015, they entered the studio with longtime producer Zeuss [Rob Zombie, Soulfly]. Immediately, they channeled the spirit that’s long defined their signature sound. By January, the record was mixed by Josh Wilbur [Megadeth, Lamb Of God] and primed for ignition.

“We had a really good vibe in the studio,” he says. “The record is a snapshot of this time for us.” It also reflects what’s going on outside. The opening track and first single “A.D.” fuses together torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jasta’s immortal growl before an incendiary lead. The singer dissects what the American Dream means in a climate of upheaval. “Fight fire with fire, you’ll see everyone’s burning,” he screams. Think of it as “Vote With A Bullet” or “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” for the Instagram age. “It’s a mirror of both sides of the story whether it’s what you believe in the media or what you actually see,” he explains. “Musically, it came together quickly. It’s about all of the frustrated feelings that come out when I turn on the news. So much of our attention is focused on the wrong areas. People want to one-up each other with better clothes and cars, and it’s all bullshit. Nobody goes to the grave with any of that stuff. It’s not all instant gratification. What exists on the phone and computer isn’t what exists in real life. What is the American Dream anymore?” The machine gun chug of “Looking Down The Barrel Of Today” proves equally uplifting and undeniable. “I wanted something to get crowds pumped up,” he admits. “So many fans will tell us, ‘Your records help me get through my life.’ I needed to encourage this cyclical power to get up and face the day. You either make the best of today, or you’re done in by it.” “Something’s Off” carries an ominously lyrical bass line into a guttural chant, showcasing Jasta’s chilling vocal dynamics in the process. “I’ve written songs about depression, alcoholism, and falling back into destructive patterns,” he says. “However, I never felt like I could really put my finger on what anxiety is. It’s not just social anxiety but this unexplained feeling of unease, like I’m in a fog. I’ve felt it occasionally since I was in grade school. You can’t control when it happens. Heavy music has kept that beast at bay—in addition to exercise and experiences with my family. I had to confront it directly in the lyrics here.” Elsewhere, “Remember When” and “Slaughtered In Their Dreams” juxtapose visceral lyricism with a searing sonic backdrop as chaotic as it is catchy. Through and through, The Concrete Confessional is classic Hatebreed. In order to transfer this message to the masses, the band inked a global deal with Nuclear Blast. “They’re world-renowned mainstays in the metal community,” he smiles. “We get to be in the company of career bands we look up to.” Hatebreed have come a long way from the East Coast’s storied nineties underground scene. Their journey has seen themachieve a 2005 GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Live For This,” sell over 1.2 million records, and land a #1 debut on Billboard’s DVD Chart with 2009’s Live Dominance. Moreover, they’ve annihilated audiences from Mayhem Fest to OZZfest Japan and Download Festival to Wacken, Hellfest, and beyond. Now, The Concrete Confessional fits right into the bold, bloody, and beating heart of the Hatebreed institution. “The title had to be something that was heavy and hard, but also vulnerable and honest,” Jasta leaves off. “Heavy music is this cleansing, therapeutic, and cathartic experience for so many. You’re there, the guitars are crushing you, and someone’s screaming their head off—sharing their pain and aspects of their life through words, poetry, or songs. There’s nothing like it. You confess you have negative thoughts, and you purge them. For however long you’re at the show, there are no bills to pay, issues to deal with, or problems holding you back. You can be free.”

MINISTRY kicks off new “AmeriKKKant” tour, heading to Cleveland on 11/30

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The 22-date tour is in support of the 2018 critically lauded release AmeriKKKant as well as the special 30th anniversary of The Land of Rape and Honey, which was a landmark for both Ministry and the whole industrial genre. The band, led by provocateur Al Jourgensen who just turned 60 in October, will play AmeriKKKant in full each night followed by a selection of songs from The Land of Rape and Honey.

Support will be provided by French synthwave artist Carpenter Brut as well as New Zealand metal act Alien Weaponry.






  • 7:15 PM 6:30 PM
  • $39.50 $45.00
  • All Ages
  • Agora Theatre




Everything Ministry has created since its inception has been an evolution. Al Jourgensen, the architect of Ministry, succeeded by remaking the mainstream in his own image and forging a new style of music. Jourgensen morphed Ministry from a lightweight synth-pop band in the early ’80s to a musical juggernaut with many side projects (Revolting Cocks, 1000 Homo DJs, Pailhead, Lard) on legendary Chicago-based Wax Trax! Records. Moving to Sire Records in the mid-’80s, Ministry released albums showcasing an ever-evolving style. The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and The Land of Rape and Honey both went Gold as people searched beyond bland MTV conformity. Psalm 69, featuring “N.W.O.”, “Just One Fix” and “Jesus Built My Hotrod”, went Platinum in 1992 and forever changed music with its heavily aggressive content. But during the late ’90s heyday of “alternative music”, Ministry’s output waned on Filth Pig and Dark Side of the Spoon, despite a Grammy nomination for “Bad Blood”.

Coming back strong in the new millennium with Animositisomina, Jourgensen refocused his energy. In 2004, a revitalized Ministry debuted Houses of the Mole. For its 25th Anniversary in 2005, Ministry released Rantology featuring tracks personally mixed, arranged, recorded and mastered by Uncle Al himself. In October 2005, Jourgensen launched his own label, 13th Planet Records. Ministry’s first release on 13th Planet, Rio Grande Blood, debuted in 2006 and captured Grammy nominations for “The Great Satan” (2005) and “Lieslieslies” (2006). It was followed by the remix album Rio Grande Dub in early 2007. In late 2007, Ministry’s studio release, The Last Sucker reared its reptilian head. It was quickly followed by the band’s collection of cover songs, Cover Up containing Ministry’s Grammy nominated cover of the classic “Under My Thumb”.

In 2008, Jourgensen and Co. embarked upon the CULaTouR, hitting sol-out shows in 54 US and Canadian cities, only then to headline major festivals in Europe and selling out clubs across the continent, ending the tour with two sold-out shows in Dublin, Ireland July 18, 2008. Documenting this historic tour, Jourgensens label 13th Planet released Adios Puta Madres DVD and Soundtrack in 2009. Adios catches Ministry performing 13 live tracks throughout the world. In 2010, Jourgensen suffered a near death experience when an artery in his stomach burst as the result of 13 ulcers found later in his system. After his near death experience, Jourgensen set about completing his long-awaited side-project Buck Satan & The 666 Shooters and re-focusing on his health for the next 18 months. Upon receipt of a good to go clean bill of health from his physicians and specialists, Jourgensen returns to the studio September 2011 to record Ministry’s Relapse release, with a scheduled street date March/April 2012, just in time to hit the road again with the Relapse Tour, but keeping it light in the States with only four exclusive cities – Denver, Los Angeles, NYC and Chicago – before heading across the pond to headline Summer 2012 festivals in Europe.


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Genre-defying metal titans Pallbearer are undoubtedly road warriors, and they will continue to uphold that titled with their forthcoming North American tour dates. Along with a freshly announced batch of headlining gigs, the group is gearing up to support Obituary on an expansive U.S. tour in the coming months.

After spending the better part of last year supporting their critically acclaimed third album Heartless, Pallbearer have cultivated their live show into an experience that cuts deep and spares none. Released in March of 2017 via Profound Lore in North America (and Nuclear Blast in Europe), Heartless is a 7-song album that finds Pallbearer at their their most pummeling yet. The album has received a myriad of accolades throughout 2017, including #5 Best Metal Song of 2017 (SPIN) and #6 Best Metal Album of 2017 (Rolling Stone), also nabbing a “Letter of Recommendation” from the New York Times.

Last week, Pallbearer released their first single since Heartless; a sweeping, sprawling modern-metal track titled “Dropout” which was part of Adult Swim’s Singles Series – listen to the song here.

Find Pallbearer’s North American tour itinerary below and stay tuned for more updates.



May 2 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *

May 3 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger *

May 4 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts *

May 5 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *

May 6 Boston, MA @ Sinclair *

May 8 Toronto, ON @ Opera House *

May 9 Montreal, QB @ Club Soda *

May 10 Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory *

May 11 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom *

May 12 Detroit, MI @ Majestic *

May 13 Chicago, IL @ Metro *

May 15 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *

May 16 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *

May 18 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre *

May 19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *

May 21 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre *

May 22 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *

May 23 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre *

May 25 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *

May 26 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse *

May 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red *

May 29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *

May 30 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill *

May 31 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar *

Jun 1 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall *

Jun 2 Orlando, FL @ The Haven Lounge *

Jun 3 Miami, FL @ The Ground *

Jun 17 Little Rock, AR @ Mutants of the Monster Festival

June 22  Tulsa, OK @ Guthrie Green

July 26 Hamden, CT @ The Space

July 27 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

July 28 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal

July 29 Bangor, ME @ Impact Festival

July 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

July 31 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

Aug 18 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas

Oct 13 San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Amphitheater ^


* w/ Obituary, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt

^ w/ System Of A Down, Incubus