Queens of the Stone Age:
This hard rock band started out jammin' in the California desert before hitting it big, first in the United Kingdom, and then in the United States with their hit, "No One Knows." Queens of the Stone Age tour dates are booked internationally, so don't miss out on the chance to catch them in your area.
Frontman, Josh Homme, started QOTSA in 1996 under the moniker "Gamma Ray." After a lawsuit from a German metal band with the same name, they decided to change their name after their producer, Chris Goss, joked that they were like "Queens of the Stone Age." The name stuck and the band released their self-titled debut in 1998 on Loose Groove records. While it received a silver certification in the United Kingdom and four stars from Rolling Stone, the album failed commercially in the United States. It is slated for a re-release in 2011, hopefully this time around, American fans will listen.
QOTSA returned to the studio and recorded their sophomore set, "Rated R", which was released in 2000. This album proved to be more successful than its predecessor, with the band charting a single on the US Modern Rock survey, "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret," which was also featured on the HBO series, Entourage. With this mild success, Queens of the Stone Age tour dates were booked as the opening act for the Smashing Pumpkins, The Foo Fighters, and Hole. The Queens of the Stone Age concert schedule also featured a spot at the annual rock festival, Ozzfest, in 2000.
Their breakout success occurred with their third effort, "Songs for the Deaf." While on tour with the Foo Fighters, the band befriended Dave Grohl who joined the recording sessions and played drums on the album. Grohl even toured with them on the US portion of the 2002 Queens of the Stone Age Tour. The album was released in 2002, with the hit singles, "No One Knows," and "Go With the Flow," propelling the album to platinum status and becoming their highest performing album to date. Critics loved the album's schizophrenic sound and were especially praiseworthy of Grohl's legendary contribution on drums. The album's songs, "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow," were respectfully nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2003 and 2004 Grammy Awards.
The band toured extensively in support of the album. The Queens of the Stone Age concert schedule included headlining stints at the Coachella Valley Music Festival and an international headlining tour in 2004-2005. The band returned to the studio and released their fourth album, "Lullabies to Paralyze," in 2005. To support the album, the Queens of the Stone Age concert schedule included a performance at Saturday Night Live where they also performed a skit, and the opening spot on the Nine Inch Nails' "With Teeth," tour. The album spawned the hit, "Little Sister," and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, their highest charting entry to date.
Following the conclusion of the tour, the future of the band was in limbo following a series of line-up changes, the firing of bass player, Nick Oliveri, and a general slump in the band's cohesiveness. They took a couple of years off but returned in 2007 to release their most recent effort, "Era Vulgaris." which featured the Grammy nominated single, "Sick, Sick, Sick." Since releasing the album, the band has focused solely on touring and other musical side projects. The band is currently in the studio working on their long anticipated sixth album and trying to define the new direction that their sound will gravitate towards. Frontman, Hommes described what they are trying to do as "trancey" and "bluesy." In the meantime, you will just have to catch these guys on the road to hear what they're trying to create in the studio. Queens of the Stone Age tour dates are available, their concert schedule has them touring over forty international dates this 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Queens of the Stone Age tour dates and concert schedule news.
Empire Of The Sun:
Empire of the Sun awed international audiences with their debut album, Walking on a Dream, in 2008. Since then, the Australian electro-rock band has been on the road touring and perfecting their blend of synth and rock. Currently on tour, the Empire of the Sun concert schedule (2011) has several international dates scheduled throughout the year. Don't miss a date on the Empire of the Sun concert calendar; Use Eventful for Empire of the Sun tour dates and venue information.
Based on the J.G. novel of the same name, Empire of the Sun was created several years after Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore met through their record label. Both were pursuing solo careers, but decided to join forces in 2006. Their debut album, and single, "Walking on a Dream" was an immediate hit on both the albums and singles charts. Rolling Stone magazine hailed the album as "gorgeously plaintive electro-pop" and the they earned the fourth slot on the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll.
Since making it big, Empire of the Sun tour dates were scheduled across Australia and at several international fairs including the Parklife Music Festival. In 2010, Empire of the Sun performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago and they hit the studio to record the follow-up. While we wait for their hotly anticipated sophomore effort, Empire of the Sun tour dates are currently scheduled internationally at select venues. Stay on top of Empire of the Sun concert schedule (2011) using Eventful and Demand It!
The Avett Brothers:
If you put your ear to the street, you can hear the rumble of the world in motion; people going to and from work, to school, to the grocery store. You may even hear the whisper of their living rooms, their conversation, their complaints, and if you're lucky, their laughter. If you're almost anywhere in America , you'll hear something different, something special, something you recognize but haven't heard in a long time. It is the sound of a real celebration.
It is not New Year's, and it is not a political convention. It is neither a prime time game-show, nor a music video countdown, bloated with fame and sponsorship. What you are hearing is the love for a music. It is the unbridled outcry of support for a song that sings to the heart, that dances with the soul. The jubilation is in the theaters, the bars, the music clubs, the festivals. The love is for a band.
The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.
They are a reality in a world of entertainment built with smoke and mirrors, and when they play, the common man can break the mirrors and blow the smoke away, so that all that's left behind is the unwavering beauty of the songs. That's the commotion, that's the celebration, and wherever The Avett Brothers are tonight, that's what you'll find.
The Lemon Twigs:
The Lemon Twigs were formed in 2015 by singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and brothers, Brian and Michael D'Addario. The brothers attended Hicksville High School in New York, where the other touring members of the band -- Megan Zeankowski and Danny Ayala -- also attended high school. After being signed in 2015, The Lemon Twigs released their critically acclaimed debut LP, Do Hollywood. The album received praise from music icons like Elton John, Laura Marling, and Boy George. In 2017, the band was invited to perform at the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Bomba Estéreo, the new psychedelic cumbia from Bogotá, Colombia. The group, a musical project formed by Simón Mejía [w/ singer Liliana Saumet] in 2005, represents a new sound coming from Colombia. Their music merges folk sounds from the Colombian caribbean coast like cumbia, bullerengue and champeta mixed with electronica, reggae and hip-hop producing an explosive dance sound.
S U R V I V E:
Formed in Austin circa 2009, S U R V I V E consists of founder Adam Jones, Mark Donica, Kyle Dixon, and Michael Stein. All four were prominent in Austin's synth scene before coming together as a group and releasing their debut EP LLR002.
The group's self-titled, debut LP was released to substantial acclaim in 2012, and the quartet began to amass a cult following. However, it wasn't until Dixon and Stein used S U R V I V E's unique synthesizer style for the score of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, that the group achieved national recognition and fame.
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Metallica is arguably the pioneer of heavy metal in the United States. While every one of their albums has defined the genre, their most popular albums, Master of Puppets and the Black Album have sold millions of copies and initially brought heavy metal into the public eye. Metallica's tour dates have sold-out the world over and brought fans back again and again for twenty years. Currently, Metallica is blowing the minds of metal fans with their 2011 concert dates as a part of the "Big 4": Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer.
In 1981, drummer Lars Ulrich persuaded Brian Slagel to let him record a song for the producer's upcoming Metal Massacre compilation. With no band to record the song with, Ulrich placed an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper, to which guitarists James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine's responded. With Hetfield on bass and vocals, the trio recorded "Hit the Lights" for the compilation. The song gained the group a small amount of popularity and they soon hired bassist Cliff Burton. Shortly before recording began on Metallica's debut album, Dave Mustaine was ejected by the other band members for excessive drug and alcohol use and violence and replaced by Kirk Hammett. Kill 'Em All was released in 1983 and, along with explosive tour dates, earned Metallica an underground following in the world of metal.
The success of the album paled in comparison to what Metallica experienced with the release of Master of Puppets in 1986. The album personified heavy metal at the time and is considered to be one of Metallica's crowning achievements. The international success of the album and its promotional tour dates was marred by tragedy when Cliff Burton was killed after Metallica's tour bus lost control and flipped over several times. With the consent of Burton's family, Metallica chose to continue and hired Jason Newsted to play bass. As if Metallica hadn't become popular enough, the release of Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album because of its cover) cemented their place as metal gods. The album marked a clear dividing line between "new" and "old" Metallica, as their newer albums showed a wider range of accessibility. Shortly after world wide tour dates, but before heading to the studio to record a new album, bassist Jason Newsted left the band and the Metallica hired former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo to replace him. Metallica then released St. Anger in 2003, which won a 2004 Grammy for Best Metal Performance, making it the band's ninth Grammy win. After promotional tour dates for the album, Metallica has significantly reduced their concert dates in recent years.
Metallica is currently setting Europe ablaze with 2011 concert dates as a part of the "Big Four". The Big Four has five more tour dates in early July, including stops in Germany, Sweden, Italy, the UK, and France. Metallica will then go on to play a few more tour dates, including the Festival d'ete de Quebec on June 16, Rock in Rio on September 25, and F1 Rocks in Delhi on October 28. Metallica will also make a special tour date appearance at Yankee Stadium in New York on September 14, and a concert date at Bangalore Palace in India on October 30.
Formed in 2013 by bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, Royal Blood quickly gained a following due, in part, to support for Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Their self-titled debut was released in August of 2014, featuring the single "Out of the Black." Royal Blood has received a great reception playing huge music festivals like South by Southwest, T in the Park, Reading festival, and Download Festival.
Up-and-comers Dawes are taking mainstream music by storm with folk rock that has a bit of a modern, LA edge to it. With only two albums out, Dawes is receiving recognition from the music industry for their acclaimed tour dates with legends like Alison Krauss, Robbie Robertson, and Jackson Browne. It is this live quality that the band has once again captured on their latest album, Nothing Is Wrong, and can also be heard on Dawes' co-headlining tour dates in 2011.
The band was created out of a previous post-punk band called Simon Dawes after their co-songwriter quit. The group then decided to shift their sound towards folk rock, inspired by Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith's grandfather (fiddler Dawes Lafayette Goldsmith) and their father (Sweathog and Tower of Power alum Lenny Goldsmith). Living in Laurel Canyon, outside of Los Angeles, Dawes played jam sessions with the likes of Conor Oberst, Chris Robinson, and Jenny Lewis which, when combined with popular tour dates in LA clubs, led to a record contract. Their debut album, North Hills, was recorded in live in a Laurel Canyon home and gave their classic / folk rock style an authentic sound that critics and audiences applauded.
Dawes' latest album, Nothing Is Wrong, features songs that were born on stage, once again giving their music a quality that is often compared to that of Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Bruce Springsteen. Fans can discover the band's hit sound for themselves on Dawes' upcoming 2011 tour dates in the US. After supporting Alison Krauss and Union Station in August and September, Dawes will co-headline a tour with Blitzen Trapper (with special guests Belle Brigade and Smoke Fairies) throughout October and November. Dawes's tour dates in 2011 end on November 15, so be sure to buy your tickets on Eventful today.
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