ICYMI, here are twenty-five tours, livestreams, festivals, and events that were recently announced.
01) Hellfest 2022 mega lineup revealed: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, NIN, Scorpions, among 350 artists on six stages:
Now is the time to do what it takes to grab a Hellfest ticket. The event organizers have announced the official lineup for the 2022 edition, which is well worth the wait as next year’s event has been extended to two full weekends with at least 350 artists on six stages. Next year’s ultimate dream lineup includes Metallica, Scorpions, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Nightwish, Epica, Helloween, Heilung, Enslaved, Insomnium, and many more that have been added to the extended weekend. The first weekend is scheduled for June 17th – 19th, 2022, and the second weekend will run from June 23rd-26th. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 7th.
The festival organizers issued the below statement:
What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…
It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.
The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.
After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!
As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.
No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home”! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)
This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.
We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!
For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!
Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!
Stay Strong. Stay Safe.
Tickets info :
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on www.hellfest.fr
* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”
02) Metallica announce summer 2022 European festival appearances:
While Hellfest revealed Metallica will be headlining next year’s event, Metallica have revealed they will appear at another seven European festivals.
06/15 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
06/17 Landgraaf, Netherlands @ Pinkpop
06/19 Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks
06/22 Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks
07/01 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
07/06 Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool
07/08 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive
03) GWAR announce Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour:
GWAR will be returning on the road just in time to celebrate the first part of The Scumdogs 30th Anniversary Tour. Support will come from Madball and Eyehategod for the September dates. Napalm Death and Eyehategod will join in on the rest of the run.
The Berserker Blóthar comments:
“We’ve been saving it up, and we are ready to explode all over the face of this nation with a dazzling flood of chaotic shock rock load. But don’t even try to come to a show on this tour unless you are unvaccinated, covid positive and willing to submit to an enthusiastic rectal temperature check at the hands of our degenerate road crew.”
09/16 Richmond, VA @ The National $
09/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall $
09/18 Chicago, IL @ RiotFest @ Douglas Park #
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls $
10/28 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa x
10/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium x
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall x
10/31 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza x
11/01 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage x
11/02 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom x
11/04 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave x
11/05 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom x
11/06 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue x
11/07 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues x
11/08 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House x
11/10 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel x
11/11 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts x
11/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade x
11/13 Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome to Rockville #
11/15 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live x
11/16 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill x
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater x
11/19 Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto x
11/20 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues x
11/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater x
11/22 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom x
11/23 Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater x
11/24 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory x
11/26 Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse x
11/27 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory x
11/28 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom x
11/30 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO x
12/01 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom x
12/03 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall x
12/04 Edmonton, AB @ Midway Bar x
12/06 Billings, MT @ Pub Station x
12/07 Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater x
12/08 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater x
12/09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue x
12/10 Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre x
12/11 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s x
12/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club x
$ – with Madball / Eyehategod supporting
x – with Napalm Death / Eyehategod supporting
# – Festival