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22 Jul
2010

Atlantic recording group Bad City has announced details of their upcoming US tour. The Chicago-based rock outfit — whose debut album, “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,” arrives everywhere on August 24th and is currently available for pre-order at their webstore, http://store.badcitymusic.com/ – will join Hinder for a string of dates on their eagerly anticipated North American headline tour.

Currently on the road with The Smashing Pumpkins, Bad City was hand picked as tour support by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan himself. “Bad City play with the fire of early SP (Smashing Pumpkins) and somehow have managed to gene splice in ’80s hair metal. A superfresh take on the Rock,” exclaimed Corgan. The series of intimate club dates with the veteran rockers is currently wrapping up and will conclude with a performance July 24th at Mr. Smalls Theater in Millvale, PA. From there, Bad City will join hard rockers Hinder for a series of US dates, which will kick off at Kansas City’s The Beaumont Club on August 4th, with dates running through the end of the month (see dates below).

With its pounding drums, soaring guitars, and stadium size choruses, “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND” aims to revive the over the top spirit of classic rock ‘n’ roll, while maintaining an attitude and philosophy all its own. “The point isn’t to be retro, it’s to embody the spirit of what rock ‘n’ roll bands used to be like before things got so boring and safe,” noted guitarist Tom Schleiter. Produced by Grammy Award-nominee Johnny K (Staind, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down), The album offers powerful cuts like the gritty anthem “Wildlife” and the swaggering focus track “Take Me For A Ride.” Both can currently be heard at the band’s www.myspace.com/badcitymusic as well as their own YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/badcity.

For further news and information, check out www.badcitymusic.com, www.facebook.com/badcity, www.twitter.com/badcitymusic, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY)

BAD CITY

On The Road Summer 2010

July 6-21 w/Smashing Pumpkins

August 4-22 w/Hinder

JULY
6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
8 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
13 Richmond, VA The National
15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
17 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
19 Orlando, FL House of Blues
20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
21 Tampa, FL The Ritz
23 Knoxville, TN Valarium
24 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater

AUGUST
4 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
5 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
7 Albert Lea, MN Freeborn County Fair
8 Fargo, ND The Venue
12 Sturgis, SD Rock N’ Rev
14 Great Falls, MT Expo Park Exhibition Hall
17 Cedar Rapids, IA 1St Ave Live
19 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
20 Lewisburg, WV West Virginia State Fair
21 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
22 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s Music Hall

20 Jul
2010


Making their first U.S. concert appearance in four years – and playing their only U.S. show in 2010 – GUNS N’ ROSES has been officially recruited with DAUGHTRY to join the inaugural ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL and cement its assault on the legendary Sturgis Rally’s 70th Anniversary celebration in Sturgis, SD, at the newly constructed Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA.

GUNS N’ ROSES will headline the fifth and final night of the festival, as it moves to the Brand New Rock ‘N Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA in Sturgis, adjacent to its original location. L.A.’s notorious rock ‘n’ roll bad boys – one of Q magazine’s “50 Bands to See Before You Die” – have combined forces with HDlogix and DC3 Global for this rare and very special appearance on home soil to bring the “full-out rock ‘n’ roll spectacle” (Spin) of their 2010 “Chinese Democracy World Tour” to Sturgis and finish off the hijacking of the world’s biggest, baddest biker event, Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, 2010.

GUNS N’ ROSES’ final night performance, immediately following previously announced Aug. 13 headliner Alice in Chains, is the ultimate climax to five full nights of undeniable rock ‘n’ roll bedlam, and now gives the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL six of the most explosive, multi-platinum AMERICAN Active Rock Bands of 2010. DAUGHTRY, supporting its second consecutive #1 album, will join 3 Doors Down, Hinder and others on Aug. 12, the 4th night of the ROCK N’ REV FESTIVAL.

In order to welcome GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY to the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL, new festival owners HDlogix and its producers, DC3 Global, are starting construction immediately on the Rock N’ Rev Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA, a new custom-built amphitheater on a 25-acre site at Monkey Rock designed to maximize logistical opportunities while enhancing the overall experience for everyone attending – from the bands to the fans.

“We are truly blessed to be able to announce the addition of GUNS N’ ROSES at this historic moment in the band’s history, along with DAUGHTRY, just as we relocate the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL to our own Amphitheater at Monkey Rock USA,” said DC3’s co-founder, Daniel E. Catullo III. “Monkey Rock’s vision to create a nationally recognized brand among the world’s top motorcycle rallies is a perfect fit for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them as our partners.”

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s relationship with Glencoe Campground is amicable amid the change in logistics. As such, they are working together to arrange special VIP accommodations at the festival for all Glencoe campers that week.

Raising the insanity level to previously unimaginable heights, GUNS N’ ROSES and DAUGHTRY are just the latest high octane multi-platinum rockers to join the growing list of bands at the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL. They unite with fellow headliners Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, Creed, Alice in Chains and 3 Doors Down to establish the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL as “The Home of Rock’s Hardest New Chart Toppers” – a different one topping each night’s lineup.

Tickets for the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL are $45 per day, general admission ($150 for a five-day pass), and ON SALE NOW through Ticketmaster.com and rocknrevfestival.com and at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available in person beginning August 5, 2010 on location at the Festival’s on-site box office. For more information on exclusive VIP packages ($150 for a single day, $300 for all five days or $1,000 5 day platinum packages), including backstage access to a VIP area to special, air-conditioned tents with private bars, motorcycle parking, luxury bathroom facilities and more, go to rocknrevfestival.com.

With an unrivaled lineup of twenty bands over five nights and spectacular fireworks displays each night at Monkey Rock USA, the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL promises to be the hands-down largest party ever thrown at the world’s largest motorcycle event, which annually draws over a half million patrons. World famous showman Jim Rose and his circus are set to emcee the five-day event and help give attendees a show they will never forget.

ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL’s sweltering lineup also includes Three Days Grace, Hellyeah, Cage The Elephant, Theft, Sweet Cyanide, Charm City Devils, Rev Theory, Eagles of Death Metal, The Darling Stilettos (featuring former GNR drummer Matt Sorum), Pop Evil, Skillet, and Swayback — just some of the bands making massive music at this colossal biker bash.

Everything about the ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL will appeal to the “leather and chrome” sensibilities in everyone who attends…from those who embody the biker lifestyle to the more casually minded weekend warriors and their families. The Vendor Village will be overflowing with an assortment of food, clothing, gear and other accessories, top tattoo artists and the best barbeque and related cooking specialists from the nation’s sauciest hotspots such as Austin, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans. The overall Mardi Gras atmosphere will recall some of Europe’s top festivals, with a decidedly American flair. After all, biking and rock ‘n’ roll are two of America’s greatest heritages.

THE ROCK ‘N REV FESTIVAL LINEUP

Monday- August 9th

GODSMACK

THREE DAYS GRACE

HELLYEAH

POP EVIL

DARLING STILLETOS

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Tuesday- August 10th

CREED

SKILLET

THEFT

SHAMAN’S HARVEST

Wednesday- August 11th

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

WOLFMOTHER

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

SWAYBACK

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Thursday- August 12th

3 DOORS DOWN

DAUGHTRY

HINDER

BAD CITY

SWEET CYANIDE

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

Friday- August 13th

GUNS N’ ROSES

ALICE IN CHAINS

CHARM CITY DEVILS

REV THEORY

Hosted By Jim Rose and Performances by Jim Rose and The Jim Rose Circus

27 Jun
2010


Atlantic Records has announced its signing of much-buzzed-about new hard rock band Bad City. The Chicago-based combo’s exhilarating debut album, entitled “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on August 24th.

In the meantime, Bad City has been invited to serve as special guests on Smashing Pumpkins’ eagerly awaited summer tour of intimate venues across the country. What’s more, Billy Corgan himself recently commanded his many Twitter followers to check out the band’s www.myspace.com/badcitymusic. The dates will kick off July 6th at Cleveland’s House of Blues and then continue through a July 21st show at The Ritz in Ybor City, Florida (dates below). For up-to-the-minute tour information, check out www.badcitymusic.com.

Bad City have created a stir around the Chicago underground with their riff-crazy brand of old-school hard rock. Produced by Grammy Award-nominee Johnny K (Staind, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down), “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND” is an electrifying introduction to the band’s idiosyncratic sound, riddled with glamtastic melodies, trashy hooks, and stadium-sized choruses. Among the album’s many highlights are the blazing “Wildlife” and the gritty focus track, “Take Me For A Ride,” both of which can currently be heard at the band’s www.myspace.com/badcitymusic as well as their own YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/badcity.

For further news and information, check out www.badcitymusic.com, www.facebook.com/badcity, www.twitter.com/badcitymusic, and www.atlanticrecords.com.

BAD CITY

On The Road Summer 2010

July 6-21 w/Smashing Pumpkins

JULY
6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
8 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
13 Richmond, VA The National
15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
17 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
19 Orlando, FL House of Blues
20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
21 Tampa, FL The Ritz