09Apr/24

Metal Contraband Tour Dates:

Metal Contraband Tour Dates Updated April 9nd, 2024:

Architects 2024 US Tour Dates:

5/2 Toronto, ON/Rebel
5/3 Montreal, QC/Mtelus
5/6 Boston, MA/House of Blues
5/7 Brooklyn, NY/Brooklyn Paramount
5/9 Philadelphia, PA/Franklin Music Hall
5/10 Washington, DC/Fillmore
5/11 Raleigh, NC/Fillmore
5/12 Daytona, FL/Welcome to Rockville
5/14 Atlanta, GA/The Eastern
5/15 Nashville, TN/Brooklyn Bowl
5/17 Chicago, IL/Riviera
5/18 Detroit, MI/Royal Oak

Blind Guardian W/ Night Demon 2024 US Tour Dates

4/18 Silver Spring, MD/The Fillmore
4/19 Norfolk, VA/The NorVa
4/20 Charlotte, NC/The Underground
4/21 Atlanta, GA/The Masquerade
4/23 Dallas, TX/The Factory
4/24 Austin, TX/Emo’s
4/26 Phoenix, AZ/Cresent Ballroom
4/27 Los Angeles, CA/The Belasco
4/28 San Francisco, CA/The Regency Ballroom
4/30 Portland, OR/The Roseland Theater
5/1 Seattle, WA/The Showbox Market
5/3 Salt Lake City, UT/The Complex
5/4 Denver, CO/The Summit Music Hall
5/6 Minneapolis, MN/The Varsity Theater
5/7 Des Moines, IA/Wooly’s
5/9 Toronto, ON/Rebel
5/10 Montreal, QC/L’Olympia
5/11 Worcester, MA/The Palladium
5/12 New York, NY/The Palladium
5/14 Harrisburg, PA/HMAC
5/16 Cleveland, OH/Agora Theater
5/17 Milwaukee, WI/Milwaukee Metal Fest*


Dethklok w/ Special Guests DragonForce & Nekrogoblikon

04/07 Myrtle Beach, SC/ House of Blues
04/08 Charlotte, NC/ The Fillmore
04/09 Silver Spring, MD/ The Fillmore
04/11 Columbus, OH/ KEMBA Live!
04/12 Cincinnati, OH/ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
04/14 Indianapolis, IN/ Egyptian Room @ Old National Center
04/15 Waukee, IA/ Vibrant Music Hall
04/16 Kansas City, MO/ Uptown Theater
04/17 Oklahoma City, OK/ The Criterion
04/19 Albuquerque, NM/ Revel Entertainment Center
04/20 Flagstaff, AZ/ Pepsi Amphitheater
04/21 Riverside, CA/ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
04/22 San Diego, CA/ The Observatory North Park
04/28 Spokane, WA/ The Podium
04/30 Billings, MT/ Metra Park Arena
05/01 Idaho Falls, ID/ Mountain Center Arena
05/02 Garden City (Boise), ID/ Revolution Concert House and Event Center
05/03 Portland, OR/ Roseland Theatr

Exhorder W/ Vio-Lence, Deceased & Mortal Wound

4/5 Cambridge, MA/Middle East
4/6 Brooklyn, NY/Monarch
4/7 Philadelphia, PA/Underground Arts
4/8 Baltimore, MD/The Ottobar
4/10 Cleveland, OH/The Winchester
4/11 Cincinnati, OH/Legends
4/12 Detroit, MI/Sanctuary
4/13 Chicago, IL/Reggies

Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants US Tour Dates:

4/07 Grand Junction, CO/Mesa Theater
4/09 Great Falls, MT/The Newberry
4/10 Billings, MT/Pub Station (Ballroom)
4/13 Wichita, KS/Temple Live
4/14 Lubbock, TX/The Garden
4/16 Tulsa, OK/Tulsa Theater
4/17 Des Moines, IA/Val Air Ballroom
4/18 Lincoln, NE/Bourbon Theatre
4/19 Davenport, IA/Capitol Theater
4/20 Green Bay, WI/epic Event Center
4/21 Fargo, ND/Sanctuary Events Center
4/23 Madison, WI/The Sylvee
4/24 Grand Rapids, MI/The Intersection
4/26 Lexington, KY/Manchester Music Hall
4/27 Springfield, MO/The Regency
4/28 Little Rock, AR/The Hall
5/01 Charleston, SC/Music Farm
5/02 Destin, FL/Club L.A.

Fit For A King With Halestorm and I Prevail

7/9 Raleigh, NC/Coastal Credit Union Music Park
7/11 Noblesville, IN/Ruoff Music Center
7/13 Clarkston, MI/Pine Knob Music Theatre
7/15 Gilford, NH/BankNH Pavilion
7/16 Boston, MA/Leader Bank Pavilion
7/18 Toronto, ON/Budweiser Stage
7/21 Tinley Park, IL/Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre
7/23 Bridgeport, CT/Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
7/24 Scranton, PA/Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
7/26 Holmdel, NJ/PNC Bank Arts Center
7/27 York, PA/York Fair
7/31 Alpharetta, GA/Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/1 Tampa, FL/MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/3 Charlotte, NC/PNC Music Pavilion
8/4 Franklin, TN/FirstBank Amphitheater
8/7 St. Louis, MO/Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/8 Rogers, AR/Walmart AMP
8/10 Woodlands, TX/The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/11 Irving, TX/The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
8/13 Denver, CO/Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*^
8/14 Albuquerque, NM/Isleta Amphitheate

Iron Maiden 2024 US Tour Dates:

10/04 SAN DIEGO, CA/ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/05 LAS VEGAS NV/ Michelob ULTRA Arena
10/08 LOS ANGELES, CA/ Kia Forum
10/12 SACRAMENTO, CA/ Aftershock Festival
10/14 PORTLAND, OR/ MODA Center
10/16 TACOMA, WA/ Tacoma Dome
10/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT/ Delta Center
10/19 DENVER, CO/ Ball Arena
10/22 ST PAUL, MN/ Xcel Energy Center
10/24 ROSEMONT, IL/ Allstate Arena
10/26 TORONTO, ON/ Scotiabank Arena
10/27 QUEBEC, QC/ Videotron Centre
10/30 MONTREAL, QC/ Centre Bell
11/01 PHILADELPHIA, PA/ Wells Fargo Center
11/02 BROOKLYN, NY/ Barclays Center
11/06 WORCESTER, MA/ DCU Center
11/08 PITTSBURGH, PA/ PPG Paints Arena
11/09 NEWARK, NJ/ Prudential Center
11/12 BALTIMORE, MD/ CFG Bank Arena
11/13 CHARLOTTE, NC/ Spectrum Center
11/16 FORT WORTH, TX/ Dickies Arena
11/17 SAN ANTONIO, TX/ Frost Bank Center (formerly AT&T Center)

Judas Priest Invincible Shield Tour 2024

4/18 Wallingford, CT/Toyota Oakdale Theatre
4/19 Newark, NJ/Prudential Center
4/21 Reading, PA/Santander Arena
4/24 Bangor, ME/Cross Insurance Center
4/25 Boston, MA/MGM Music Hall at Fenway
4/27 Youngstown, OH/Covelli Center*
4/28 Indianapolis, IN/Everwise Amphitheater at White River
5/1 Rosemont, IL/Rosemont Theatre
5/2 Minneapolis, MN/The Armory
5/4 Kalamazoo, MI/Wings Event Center*
5/5 Maryland Heights, MO/St Louis Music Park
5/7 Huntsville, AL/VBC Propst Arena*
5/9 Daytona, FL/Welcome to Rockville^
5/11 Alpharetta, GA/Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
5/12 Mobile, AL/Mobile Civic Center Arena*
5/14 Charlotte, NC/PNC Music Pavilion
5/17 Evansville, IN/Ford Center*
6/19 Washington, DC/The Theater at MGM National Harbor
5/21 Albany, NY/MVP Arena
5/22 Syracuse, NY/Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview

*Not a Live Nation Date
^Festival Performance

KK’S Priest European Festival Dates:

5/18 Gelsenkirchen, Germany/Rock Hard Festival
6/15 Zamora, Spain/Z! Live Festival
7/14 Vizovice, Czech Republic/Masters Of Rock Festival
8/4 Rasnov, Romania/Rockstadt Extreme Fest
8/24 Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom/Stonedead Festival

Raven & Luthero Tour Dates

3/22 Cape Coral,FL/Nice Guys
3/23 Panama City,FL/Mosey’s Downtown
3/24 New Orleans,LA/Southport Music Hall
3/29 Austin,TX/The Lost Well
3/30 San Antonio,TX/Fitzgerald’s
4/02 West Hollywood,CA/Whisky a Go-Go
4/03 San Francisco,CA/DNA Lounge
4/05 Portland,OR/Hawthorne Theatre
4/06 CA Vancouver,BC/The Wise Hall
4/07 Seattle,WA/Substation
4/08 Boise,ID/The Shredder
4/09 Salt Lake City,UT/Aces High Saloon
4/11 Denver,CO/Marquis Theater
4/13 Lincoln,NE/Cosmic Eye
4/14 Chicago,IL/Reggies
4/18 Detroit,MI/Sanctuary
4/20 CA Toronto,ON/The Hard Luck Bar
4/22 CA Ottawa,ON/The Rainbow Bistro
4/23 CA Québec City,QC/La Source de la Martinière
4/24 CA Montréal,QC/Piranha Bar
4/25 Sayreville,NL/Starland Ballroom
4/26 Providence,RI/Alchemy
4/27 New Hope,PA/John & Peter’s
4/30 Raleigh,NC/Lincoln Theatre
5/04 Pompano Beach,FL/Piper’s Pub


Sebastian Bach US Tour Dates:

2/29 The 80’s Cruise 2024, Orlando, FL
4/14 Rainbow Bar & Grill 52nd Anniversary Show, Hollywood, CA
4/26 Summer Breeze 2024, São Paulo, Brazil
5/3 Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
5/9 Welcome To Rockville 2024 Daytona Beach, FL
5/10 Jefferson, LA – Southport Music Hall
5/11 Destin, FL – Club LA
5/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
5/14 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
5/16 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre for The Performing Arts
5/17 Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
5/18 Bensalem, PA – Parks Casino
5/19 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/21 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
5/22 Albany, NY – Empire Live
5/24 Montreal, QC – Beanfield Theater
5/28 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
5/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
5/31 Indianapolis, IN – Hendricks Live
6/1 Morgantown, WV – Ruby Ampitheatre
6/2 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
6/4 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
6/5 Madison, WI – Majestic
6/7 Joliet, IL – The Forge
6/8 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
6/9 Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
6/11 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
6/12 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
6/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
6/15 Denver, CO – Summit
6/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
6/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
6/19 Little Rock, AR – The Hall in Little Rock
6/21 Dallas, TX – The Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall
6/22 Houston, TX – The Lexus
6/23 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
6/25 Tucson, AZ – Rialto
6/27 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
6/28 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
6/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues


Stitched Up Heart 2024 Tour Dates

04/18 Omaha, NE/The Admiral
04/19 Denver, CO/Fillmore
04/20 Colorado Springs, CO/Sunshine Studios Live
04/22 Salt Lake City, UT/The Depot
04/25 Portland, OR/Crystal Ballroom
04/26 Spokane, WA/Spokane Live Casino
04/27 Seattle, WA/Showbox SoDo
04/30 Minot, ND/The Original
05/02 Mankato, MN/Mayo Grand Hall
05/03 Bloomington, IL/Castle Theatre
05/05 Nashville, IN/Brown County Music Center
05/08 Nashville, TN/Marathon Music Works
05/09 Greensboro, NC/Piedmont Hall
05/11 Spartanburg, SC/The Hall
05/13 Houston, TX/House of Blues
05/15 Dallas, TX/The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
05/16 Ft Worth, TX/Tannahills
05/17 Austin, TX/Emos
05/18 San Antonio, TX/Aztec Theatre

Symphony-X North American Tour 2024 with special guests Heathen

05/16 Cincinnati, OH/ Bogart’s
05/17 Milwaukee, WI/ Milwaukee Metal Fest
05/18 Des Moines, IA/ Wooly’s
05/19 St. Louis, MO/ Delmar Hall
05/20 Indianapolis, IN/ Vogue Theater
05/21 Pittsburgh, PA/ Thunderbird Music Hall
05/23 Westland, MI/ Token Lounge
05/24 Toronto, ON/ Opera House
05/25 Montreal, QC/ Studio TD
05/26 Quebec, QC/ Theatre Capitole
05/29 Boston, MA/ Paradise
05/30 New Haven, CT/ Toad’s Place
05/31 Stroudsberg, PA/ Sherman Theater
06/01 Jersey City, NJ/ White Eagle Hall
06/02 Wantagh, NY/ Mulcahy’s
06/05 Charlotte, NC/ The Underground
06/06 Atlanta, GA/ Center Stage
06/07 Carrboro, NC/ Cat’s Cradle
06/08 Baltimore, MD/ Baltimore Soundstage

UDO 2024 US Tour Dates:

9/06 Frenchtown, NJ/ Arties Bar and Grill
9/07 New Bedford, MA/ The Vault Music Hall
9/08 Reading, PA/ Reverb
9/09 Houston, TX/ Rise Rooftop
9/11 Jefferson, LA/ The Southport Music Hall
9/14 San Antonio, TX/ Royal Oaks Event Center
9/15 Dallas, TX/ Trees
9/17 El Paso, TX/ RockHouse
9/18 Glendale, AZ/ The 44
9/20 San Francisco, CA/ DNA Lounge
9/21 Santa Ana, CA/ Stages
9/22 West Hollywood, CA/ Whiskey A Go Go
9/23 San Diego, CA/ Brick by Brick
9/25 Denver, CO/ The Rick House
9/27 Mchenry, IL/ The Vixen
9/28 Joliet, IL/ The Forge
9/29 Montreal, QC/ Les Foufounes Electroniques
10/01 Ottawa, ON/ Brass Monkey
10/03 Toronto, ON/ Lees Palace
10/04 Westland, MI/ Token Lounge
10/05 Ringle, WI/ The Q & Z Expo Center
10/07 Milwaukee, WI/ Shank Hall
10/09 Harrison, OH/ Blue Note
10/10 Manchester, NH/ Angel City Music Hall

09Apr/24

Metal Contraband Up-Coming Metal Radio Add Dates:

Updated Tuesday, April 9th, 2024:

Adding On April 15th & 16th, 2023:
Blaze of Perdition – Upharsin  (Metal Blade Records)
Dvne – Voidkind  (Metal Blade Records
Ferrett – Glamdemic  (Moribund Records)
Folterkammer – Weibermacht  (Century Media Records)
Haishen – Leviathan (Single)  (Needlejuice Records)
Kharma – A World of Our Own  (Flatspot)
Pain – I Am  (Nuclear Blast USA)
The Ghost Inside – Searching For Solace  (Epitaph Records)

Adding On April 22nd & 23rd:
Accept – Humanoid  (Napalm Records)Back From Zero – Five  (Independent)
Deicide – Banished By Sin (Reigning Phoenix Music)Disillusion – Back to Times of Splendor (20th Aniv. Remaster)  (Metal Blade Records)Lee Aaron – Tattoo Me  (Metalville Records)
Life’s Question – S/T EP  (Flatspot)
SiX BY SiX – Beyond Shadowland  (Inside Out Music)

Adding On April 29th & 30th:
Amiensus – Reclamation Part 1  (M-Theory Audio)Daath – The Deceivers  (Metal Blade Records)Islander – Ritual Of Death (Single)  (Independent)Severed Angel – Skyward  (Rat Salad Review Records)Wheel – Charismatic Leaders  (Inside Out Music)

Adding On May 6th & 7th:
Psyanide – Vertigo (WormHoleDeath Records)
Sebastian Bach – Child Within The Man  (Reigning Phoenix Music)
Six Feet Under – Killing for Revenge  (Metal Blade Records)

Adding On May 13th & 14th:
Cognitive – Abhorrence  (Metal Blade Records)
Dystopica – Infinite Reflection  (Pavement Entertainment)
Frequency Overload – Fate Anthropic  (Independent)
Kerry King – From Hell I Rise  (Reigning Phoenix Music)

Adding On May 15th & 16th:
Cognitive – Abhorrence  (Metal Blade Records)
Dystopica – Infinite Reflection  (Pavement Entertainment)
Frequency Overload – Fate Anthropic  (Independent)
Kerry King – From Hell I Rise  (Reigning Phoenix Music)

Adding On May 20th & 21st:
Mausoleum – Defiling the Decayed  (Moribund Records)
Rotting Christ – Pro Xristoy  (Season Of Mist)




06Apr/24

Metal Q&A:

Metal Contraband’s Chelsea spoke with George Lynch about the latest album with The End Machine, “The Quantum Phase” on Frontiers Music Srl, the sci-fi/dystopian roots of The Quantum Phase, adding Girish Pradhan to the lineup and what he brought to the table, the longtime partnership of George Lynch and Jeff Pilson, George’s signature Desert Eagle guitar and work with ESP Guitars, updates on Lynch Mob’s Farewell tour, Mr. Scary Guitars, and more. . Check it out below:

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