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Day in Rock Report for 05/09/2022

The Devil Wears Prada have announced that they will be hitting the road this summer for a brand new headline tour that will feature support from Stray From the Path and Dying Wish.

The trek will feature the band performing the Zombie EP and the ZII EP in full, along with a selection of greatest hits and is set to kick off on August 4th in Milwaukee, WI at The Rave.

Jeremy DePoyster had this to say, "With live music back in full swing, we knew we had to come out this summer with a bang. Playing both Zombie EPs front-to-back was a no-brainer, and we can't wait to bring the heavy every night. We're also tossing in some of our oldest and newest favorites as well, so do not miss this undead summer party. It's going to be nuts." (read more)

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have shared their new single "No Confidence", which comes from their forthcoming first quadraphonic surround sound studio album, "XI: Bleed Here Now".

The new album will be hitting stores on July 15, 2022 and was produced by Trail's own Conrad Keely and Jason Reece alongside Charles Godfrey who also produced 2020's X: The Godless Void and Other Stories, and was mastered by Scott Sedillo and KamranV at Bernie Grundman Mastering. (read more)

Memphis May Fire have announced that they will follow their current tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Volumes, and Moon Tooth, with the launch of their own headline trek.

The Remade in Misery Tour will take place this summer and will features support from Ashes to New, Rain City Drive, and Wolves at The Gate and comes as the band has shared the latest single from their forthcoming album. (read more)

Randy Houser has released a brand new single called "Still That Cowboy," which is described as "an ode to his wife Tatiana as the couple prepares for their second child together, highlighting the vulnerable side" of the music star.

He had this to say about the first new song he has released since 2019, "The last few years, I had more time to really reflect on what parts of my life mean the most to me. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to write songs and perform around the globe doing what I love, but ultimately, my family are my world." (read more)

Bad Religion and Dropkick Murphys have been announced as the headliners of their year's Punk In The Park Festival that will be taking place at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, California on November 5th and 6th.

The two day music and craft beer tasting event will also include performances from Face To Face, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Adolescents, The Flatliners, The Bronx, Voodoo Glow Skulls, CH3, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Mercy Music, The Vulturas, Slaughterhouse, TV Party, Suzi Moon and more. (read more)

Brooks & Dunn returned to arenas for the first time in over a decade, kicking off their REBOOT 2022 TOUR last weekend. Beginning in Evansville, IN on 5/5, and stopping in Grand Rapids, MI on 5/6 the duo's signature harmonies and dynamic stage chemistry was on full display.

From start to encore, Brooks & Dunn had the packed crowds singing along to their beloved hits including "Brand New Man," "Neon Moon," "My Maria" and many more. (read more)

Erra have announced that they will be launching their own headline trek this summer called the Pull From The Ghost Tour that will include support from Alpha Wolf, Thornhill, and Invent Animate.

They will be kicking things off on July 15 in Birmingham, Alabama at Zydeco and will wrap up the tour on August 20th in Nashville at Basement East, with tickets going on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10am ET. (read more)

On Things Happen That Way, due September 23, 2022, the six-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John, otherwise known as Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack Jr. reveals yet another dimension of his cosmically vast musicality: a lifelong affinity for classic country & western music.

Things Happen That Way arrives as the latest and final studio album from an artist who remained wholly unpredictable, alchemizing the charmed simplicity of traditional country into a wildly enchanting body of work. (read more)

The Knocks and Los Cannons have joined forces to announce plans for a North American co-headline tour for this fall. Columbia Records sent over the following details and the dates:

The trek will be getting underway September 27 at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ's The Complex and then continues through a Halloween tour finale at Seattle, WA's Showbox SoDo on October 31. (read more)

Australian alt-rockers Nautical Mile have shared a music video for their brand new Pop-Goes-Punk style cover of the Uncle Kracker classic "Follow Me".

Vocalist Brodi Owen said this about the cover during an interview with Chorus FM, "It's an absolute classic that we don't think has ever been covered in this style before. (read more)

The Scorpions have announced that they will be launching a North American tour this summer that will also feature special guests Whitesnake on their Farewell tour.

The new leg of the Rock Believer World Tour will be kicking off on August 21st in Toronto, ON at the Budweiser Stage and will conclude on October 21st in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. (read more)

Arcade Fire have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)." The song comes from their just released new studio album, "WE".

The video was directed by Academy Award nominee Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and edited by Affonso Gonçalves (Todd Haynes' The Velvet Underground). (read more)

The B-52s have announced that they have added four additional shows to their "Final Tour Ever Of Planet Earth", following instant sellouts in Seattle, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

Co-founder Kate Pierson had this to say, "Who knew what started as a way to have some fun and play music for our friends' at house parties in Athens in 1977 would evolve into over 45 years of making music and touring the world. It's been cosmic." (read more)

The 55th anniversary of The Jimmy Hendrix Experience "Are You Experienced" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard had this to say, "To this very day more than half a century after the release of Are You Experienced?, the first thing that the name Jimi Hendrix invokes is boundary-breaking, other-worldly ability on the electric guitar. But clearly not the only thing, which is why his legend has not diminished ever since the May 1967 debut in the UK ( not until August in the States), and why we had to enlist pre-eminent Hendrix expert author/ producer John McDermott, Hendrix recording engineer Eddie Kramer, and the late Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer John 'Mitch' Mitchell to share the stories In the Studio behind arguably the most revolutionary debut rock album of all time. (read more)

Redlight King have released a music video for their new single "In Our Blood", to celebrate the news that they have inked a deal with AFM records to release their forthcoming album of the same name later this year.

Frontman Mark "Kaz" Kasprzyk had this to say about the song, "'In Our Blood' is not about religion or politics or money. It's about heart. It's about family. It's about never giving up. The song was first imagined by our guitarist Julian, who laid down the riff and a killer melody in the hook. It continued to build with a vengeance, so we kicked it into high gear with a four on the floor beat and a traditional rock n' roll approach to scoring the lyrics. (read more)

Napalm Records have announced that they are launching a new partnership with Cradle Of Filth, who have just signed a worldwide contract with the label.

Dani Filth had this to say, "It is with great expectation and excitement that we announce our move to Napalm Records, having seen and heard a great deal of complimentary things about the label, which in turn leads us to believe that this will be the perfect nesting ground for Cradle Of Filth in 2022 and beyond. (read more)

The new documentary, "Like A Rolling Stone: The Life And Times Of Ben Fong-Torres", is now streaming on Netflix following its premiere last June at Tribeca.

We were sent the following background on the feature, "The film, directed by Suzanne Joe Kai, is an insightful, moving and entertaining portrait of the iconic Asian American journalist who was instrumental in the careers of many iconic music legends. It was no secret that every rock/pop/soul music act of the 70's yearned to be on the cover of the revolutionary Rolling Stone magazine and be interviewed by Ben Fong-Torres. (read more)

Even before Carly Pearce hit the stage at Busch Stadium to kick-off the third major show of the Here And Now 2022 Tour, Kenny Chesney and his road family were kicking tour traditions into high gear with the KenPuppy Derby.

To commemorate Derby Day, have fun and create memories, Chesney and team enlisted Stray Rescue St. Louis to bring 31 shelter puppies to the venue for a puppy race/adoption event in the afternoon. (read more)

Seattle trio Opponent have released a music video for their song "Betrayed" to celebrate the announcement that they have inked a deal with Solid State Records.

The group had this to say about the track, "'Betrayed' is a song speaking from an oppressed, yet suspicious mindset. The awful feeling of having been betrayed by someone - we can't go where we want to go, do what we want to do, can't be who we want to be - is awful. (read more)

GFM just released a rockin' new video for the title track to their forthcoming EP "Framing My Perceptions," and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

With "Framing My Perception," we wanted to work on growing our sound, specifically with this single, but also with the upcoming EP release as well. We wanted to push ourselves to write songs that were raw and personal. When we sat down to work on the final versions of the song, we actually recorded a lot in our home studio, and I think that added to the edge that these songs have. (continue)

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