According to a Billboard report, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman’s next tour will be a big departure from Warped, Rockstar Mayhem and Taste of Chaos. The veteran promoter’s next project will be a multi-act, multi-stage, sponsor-driven tour focused on country music.
The first version of the yet-to-be-named tour will go out in summer 2010. “We want to customize what we’ve been able to do with Warped [in the punk genre], and last year with Mayhem in metal,” Lyman tells Billboard.biz. “We invested a lot of time with the metal labels before we put that tour into motion, and we’ve put a lot of time into this [new] project.”
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Dinosaur Jr. have released the first track from the upcoming album. The record is titled Farm and is due out June 23, 2009, and will be their first full-length for Jagjaguwar. The band last released Beyond in 2007.
“Farm” is available for free download here.
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Hatebreed have announced a headlining tour with support from Chimaira, Winds of Plague, Dying Fetus and Toxic Holocaust.
Confirmed bands include Elldistort, Merkit, Cult Ritual, Deserter, Baby Teeth, Gorilla Pussy, Repubicorpse, Vivalevox, Vicious Fishes(Eyc), Mekago N.T, Slavescene, Fireside Social, Eating MacHine, Dirty Fist, Neccrohippies, Crackbox, Enough, Downsided, Treesoundz, Cocktail Pinata, Sloane Peterson, Resinoth, Lazer Beast, Totempole, The Panix, Gurrilleros DE Nadie, Estorbo Social, Dj E, The Lot Rats, Witchfinger, Scum of the Earth, ON the Strings of, Sinking Ship of Time, Civilization, Space Manatee, Pyrates of Libertatia, Cornelius White, Paperdolls, Reptile Theater, Lars Din, The Left-Its, Lighthouse Music, Down Home Southernairs, Moral Sects and Diet Cokeheads.
The BBC’s All The Small Things television program has featured some unorthodox covers of tracks by Blink-182 including “Aliens Exist” and “All The Small Things.” The former performed acapella and the second performed by in a full and elaborate choir arrangement. Both tracks come from Blink-182’s 1999 album, Enema of the State.