Iron Maiden to headline the Arras Main Square Festival

Heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden will be headlining the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on 3rd of July 2014. The festival will take place at the Citadel of Arras, Boulevard du General de Gaulle from 3rd of July to 6th. The festival includes more artists from pop and rock scene and by posting time, Iron Maiden was the only metal band that was included on the line-up.

The said gig in Arras Main festival will be part of the band’s 2014 tour including the dates that are announced as of posting time:

31.05 – Fortarock Festival, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
01.06 – Rock In Idro, Bologna (Italy)
05.06 – 09.06 – Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park (Germany)
11.06 – Copenhell (Denmark)
12.06 – 14.06 – Greenfield Festical, Interlaken (Switzerland)
13.06 – 15.06 – Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf (Austria)
20.06 – HellFest (France)
26.06 – 28.06 – Bravalla Festival (Sweden)
03.07 – Main Square Festival, Arras (France)
04.07 – 06.07 – Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth (UK)

For more info and tour dates, check the band’s official website.

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Amon Amarth announced Latin American tourdates

Swedish Melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth have recently announced a very great news for their South American fans! The band will be performing on a 10-date headlining tour, visiting the 7 countries in the Latin America for the support of their latest release, “Deceiver of the Gods”. Below are the list confirmed dates:

For more info and tour dates, visit the band’s official website.

Serenitea’s Jumbo Cup is back!

For milk tea lovers especially for big Serenitea fan like me, once again, the jumbo cup is back!! Serenitea is celebrating their 5th year anniversary of delicious milk tea drink; and to coincide with this milestone, the milk tea brand will celebrate and treat their fans a FREE UPSIZE OF LARGE DRINK to the JUMBO CUP (1 Liter) of any of their Top 10 drinks. The promo will be available not just for 1 day, but for 3 straight days!!!

Whether it’s Hokkaido, Okinawa or Wintermelon that are truly fan-favorites; nothing beats a special treat from one of the best-selling milk tea brands in the Philippines!

Happy 5th Anniversary Serenitea!

Leaves’ Eyes announced North American tourdates

Symphonic metal band, Leaves’ Eyes announced on their Facebook page that they’ll be touring again in North America next year! Together Atrocity, the band will kick off their North American tour in 31st of January at Florida, in support of Moonspell‘s “American Noir Tour”. The band will present their new masterpiece “Symphonies of the Night” which hits the stores just this November!

Here’s the new video for “Hell to the Heavens” taken from their new album:

Sonata Arctica announced new tour dates

Finnish Power metallers, Sonata Arctica recently posted new tour dates all over Europe in April 2014, from their official website. The band is currently working with their upcoming album which sets to be release in March 2014.

Keyboard player, Henkka left some message: “Hello out there. It’s been a while since we last toured Europe, so I’m very happy that we can announce our first tour with our new album. Since the album will be out in March 2014, we don’t want to waste any time but will head out for a full European Tour. Our tour will start in Eindhoven, NL on April 10th, 2014. The whole band is really looking forward to play some new songs for you and introduce our new bass player, Pasi, for all our fans. He’s a monster live, you’ll see. Check below for the tour dates and we’ll see you in a few months!”

New tour dates:
10.04.2014 – Effenaar, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
11.04.2014 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Bormal-Sur-Ourthe (Belgium)
13.04.2014 – Melkweg, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
14.04.2014 – Markthalle, Hamburg (Germany)
16.04.2014 – Meier Music Hall, Braunschweig (Germany)
17.04.2014 – C-Club, Berlin (Germany)
18.04.2014 – Hellraiser, Leipzig (Germany)
19.04.2014 – Matrix, Bochum (Germany)
21.04.2014 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (Germany)
22.04.2014 – Garage, Saarbrücken (Germany)
23.04.2014 – Bataclan, Paris (France)
24.04.2014 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg (Germany)
26.04.2014 – Hirsch, Nürnberg (Germany)
27.04.2014 – Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland)
28.04.2014 – Live Club, Trezzo (Italy)
30.04.2014 – Club 202, Budapest (Hungary)
01.05.2014 – Retro Music Hall, Prague (Czech Republic)
02.05.2014 – Szene, Vienna (Austria)
04.05.2014 – Transbordeur, Lyon (France)
05.05.2014 – Bikini, Barcelona (Spain)
06.05.2014 – Arena, Madrid (Spain)

For more info and for the latest band news, check out their official website.

ReVamp shortened their Dutch Tour for 2014

One of the most kick-ass bands from Holland, ReVamp recently announced that they are forced to shorten their Dutch Tour in the first 2 months next year. The band posted on their Facebook page, that the reason is due to the band members’ conflict schedules or as they said “because the time doesn’t allow us to do all January/February shows”.

They also announced that the fans who already bought the tickets from the cancelled dates could be traded to one of the pursued shows next year! Here are the shows that will still be pursued and below it, are the cancelled dates.

10-01 – Patronaat, Haarlem
17-01 – Mezz, Breda
18-01 – Metropool, Hengelo
07-02 – Romein, Leeuwarden
13-02 – Paard, Den Haag
21-02 – Effenaar KZ, Eindhoven

Cancelled shows:
09-01 – Luxor, Arnhem
25-01 – Manifesto, Hoorn
15-02 – Underground, Lelystad
22-02 – Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen

However, American fans will be having the chance to watch ReVamp live in the US. The band will be supporting Iced Earth‘s “Worldwide Plagues Tour”, which will kick off at the 4th of March in 2014.

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Christmas Metal Symphony tours the Europe this year

Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the “Christmas Metal Symphony European tour”.

The following guest stars are so far confirmed:
Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX)
Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
Joacim Cans (HAMMERFALL)
Udo Dirkschneider (UDO, ex-ACCEPT)
Floor Jansen (REVAMP, NIGHTWISH, ex-AFTER FOREVER)
Michael Kiske (UNISONIC, ex-HELLOWEEN)

Musical director of the production is Joost van den Broek. The tour starts in December 2013, and leads the production in addition to Germany to Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Italy and the Czech Republic.

Tour dates:
Dec. 12 – Brielpoort (Deinze, Belgium)
Dec. 13 – Älvhögsborg (Trollhättan, Sweden)
Dec. 14 – Kristianstad Arena (Kristianstad, Sweden)
Dec. 17 – Royal Event Center (Würselen, Germany)
Dec. 18 – Ruhrkongress (Bochum, Germany)
Dec. 19 – Mala Sportovni Hala (Prague, Czech Republic)
Dec. 20 – Airport – Great Hall (Oberstraubing, Germany)
Dec. 21 – Volksbank Fair (Balingen, Germany)
Dec. 22 – Live Club (Milan, Italy)

Trailer:

To learn more and for more information, visit the official website here.