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Coronavirus: Today Is The Day’s U.S. Tour w/ Child Bite POSTPONED

Posted by on March 21, 2020


Today Is The Day was forced to postpone their U.S tour with Child Bite due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read statements below:

Today Is The Day:

“Hi Everybody,
After careful consideration for my fans, family, bandmates, crew,
and touring partners Child Bite. I’m sad to say that
we must postpone the west coast shows of this tour and return home. This tour has been my favorite tour I’ve ever been on. Meeting all of you at the shows and sharing the Today Is The Day Experience, as One, is something I’ll never forget. We’re hoping that the shows that are
at the end of this tour with Obsessed will still be able to happen. One thing is for sure. I truly love you guys. Please take care of yourselves and try not to worry or fall into panic. Everything is gonna be ok. I’m here for you. Sending love and care to you and your families. All my love to you.


“Hi Everybody,
I made it home this morning. We left Austin, Texas on Saturday. I got everybody home, safe and sound. Thought I was going to fall asleep the last hundred miles driving by myself in the backwoods of Maine. After turning all the lights on in the van, cranking music as loud as I could take it, and pinching my leg super hard every few minutes, I rolled into my place at around 7:30AM this morning. Warm and by the fire right now. Hanna and my sons are doing good and sleeping right now. My dog Abi is thrilled to have me back home. I feel happy as hell about the tour and the 17 Shows that we were lucky enough to get play. Even though we didn’t get to play the remaining dates, it was shaping up to be my favorite tour I’ve ever done. The shows are going to rebooked. My agent and I are just waiting like everyone else to make sure were in the clear from this insane situation we are all dealing with.
A few late night thoughts for those seeking comfort from this storm
Life isn’t always fair. Or right. Or just.
Life’s an ever changing thing. Our Reality that we think we know, is an ever changing thing that we continually adjust to. We just don’t notice it because of the speed of the changes, which are almost always very slow. Now, we’re in a moment where the changes are sped up quite fast. Like a car crash. This can be very disturbing, as we’re not prepared for these lightning quick alterations to our day to day lives.
In time, things will return to normal. Tours will be back on the go. We Will be back to our normal every day lives.I don’t think it will be a long time. Not letting fear get a grip on you, is very important right now. Steady heads and hands are needed to lead the way. Being motivated by fear or the unknown, won’t help. It will throw you off. Staying steady, being still and alert is the way. Getting rest and focusing on the positive things in your life and the future that you want to create will fill the time that you would have spent worrying. I’m here for my family, my friends, my fans, bandmates and crew. They are here for me. There is a really good movie that you could watch if you’re looking for a source of inspiration and feeling down or not knowing what to do right now. It’s called Apocalypto. In it the father of a son, speaks words of wisdom in the face of catastrophic fear, and his message is to not give in to fear. For his son is facing the impossible with everything against him. You’re strong from within and you can adapt and survive. Fear is a cancer and it will rot you from within.
As much as it seems that the present sucks and I wish it could go away. I focus on the things in life that are my inspiration. No one can take away those things. They are my sword and hammer. I hope that the good that will come from this, will be that people realize how much we need each other. We need to be good to one another, and accepting of the differences we have. It’s all fun and games when we’re on the internet taking sides and slamming somebody that we know, we may never see or need in our lives. But, your neighbor, and everyone around you, may be that person, that gives you food, water, shelter, or a helping hand when you may critically need it. This moment in time makes us all mortal.
Today Is The Day to be prepared. To give love and strength to those around you.
I can’t wait to return to tour in a few months. I think of the magical moments during the chaos of the rock and the feeling and the sensation of it all coming together and us all just rocking out to an experience together. Playing these shows and in person meeting many of you that I have talked with on facebook or online, was amazing. There is a new video coming from No Good To Anyone. I’m gonna be working on it and writing and recording the next TITD album demos and an outlaw country record to fill my time until tour resumes. So, this will rock. If I gotta be stuck at home and not on tour. Then goddamnit, I just gonna have to write the most awesome fucking heavy album of all time. Followed by my tribute to my dad, Tillman Austin, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and any other mojo who poured his heart into a sad, sad song.
Take care everybody and love one another. Anything is possible and all you gotta do is not be afraid and make it happen. Make use of this time and turn it into something good.
I hope my late night ramblings bring some of you some comfort. I know a lot of you are by your self. You’re not alone, you have the love of me and my family. Take care of yourself and tomorrow is always a new day.”


Child Bite:

“…and that’s a wrap! 😞
After both Fort Worth & Albuquerque cancelled back-to-back, we were faced with 2 options;
A. Forge on to the west coast, which best-case scenario would’ve been poorly-attended shows / worst-case scenario several more show cancellations, more chances of getting sick, potential quarantine, etc.
B. Cut our losses & postpone the rest of the tour. A 24 hour drive home from Texas VS a 48 hour drive home from California.
Of course we wanted to keep going on, but in the end the reasons to abandon ship vastly outweighed those for staying the course.
Sometimes it’s best to NOT blow off the omens, ya know?
Hopefully everyone understands. We’re sorry to let folks down, we know everybody involved is hurting from this situation financially; our agent Zac, all of the promoters & venue staff, as well as our amazing touring partners Today Is The Day.
The plan is to reschedule this tour later in the year, so stay tuned & stay safe!”

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Eight tours announced this week 1/31/20; My Chemical Romance fans explode on Twitter

Posted by on January 31, 2020

  This week Disturbed announced The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour, Napalm Death unveiled a massive intimate trek with Aborted, Tombs, WVRM, and The Locust, and Cognitive revealed a spring run with Cryptodira and Hath. With that being said, we compiled eight additional tours that were announced this week.   01) Horrendous and Cloak announce U.S […]

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New & Noteworthy: November 22nd, 2019 – The New Releases I Long For

Posted by on November 22, 2019

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from from Rammstein frontman Lindemann, Avatariul, and more, as well as some Iron Maiden reisses. For last week’s releases you can check out the last New & […]

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Posted by on May 11, 2018

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Phil Anselmo covers Celtic Frost and Anal Cunt with Child Bite

Posted by on April 12, 2018

On May 11th, Child Bite’s ambitious 2-disc set Burnt Offerings: Covers and Rarities 2010-2017 will arrive via Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records. The compilation will include 28 tracks with unreleased and cover tunes as well as Anselmo making a few guest appearances. Today, the group revealed three songs taken from the upcoming release such as a […]

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Pontiac, Michigan goes Berserker for EYEHATEGOD, GWAR and more

Posted by on April 27, 2017

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Jason Newsted joins Voivod onstage in San Francisco

Posted by on June 9, 2016

Voivod’s tour with King Parrot and Child Bite continues until June 21st. but attendees to last night’s show in San Francisco got a chance to see something special. Former bassist Jason Newsted, who also played bass in Flotsam and Jetsam and some other band, joined them for their encore to play “Voivod.” After leaving Metallica […]

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Interview: King Parrot talk cost of Aussies touring the states, Housecore, hygeine

Posted by on June 7, 2016

You may have already seen Australia’s King Parrot as support on a tour with Clutch, Souflly, Down or Weedeater. Whether or not you can handle their brash sense of humor makes little difference to these five purveyors of frenetic punk and metal. At present, the band consists of vocalist Matthew “Youngy” Young, guitarist Ari “;Mr. White” White, guitarist Andrew […]

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Interview: Child Bite’s Shawn Knight on Voivod tour, Housecore deal, Melvins video cameo

Posted by on June 1, 2016

Although Detroit, Michigan’s Child Bite were formed in 2005, point of origin is of little consequence. With a rotating cast of able players, guitarist-vocalist- founder Shawn Knight has become quite a known quantity in both art rock and metal circles. Driven by a desire to create rather than follow trends or any given formula, Child Bite caught the attention […]

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Voivod, King Parrot, Child Bite announce North American tour

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Voivod are a nonstop machine when it comes to touring and as they finished their tour with Vektor, Black Fast and Eight Bells, they announced a new set of dates with Australian grind maniacs King Parrot and Child Bite. This time around, the Canadian thrashers will focus their efforts throughout the west coast of the […]

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