Category Archives: Tours and Festivals

High River Sauces “NYC Hot Sauce Expo” Reveals Rescheduled Dates For 2020

The continued spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic found numerous events postponed or cancelled outright over the last few weeks. Fortunately for the fans of the annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, that event has offered up brand-new dates for September. Let’s take a look at the updated press news about this fiery function.

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The Press Release:
The founders of High River Sauces have announced that their always highly-anticipated NYC Hot Sauce Expo will be returning for an 8th time this September at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Originally scheduled for April, the festival has been moved to September for the safety of all guests. It will feature all of the staples that have attracted attendees by the thousands in previous years – such as the Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition and annual Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – will be returning alongside the Insane Eating Challenges that take place on the Stage of DOOM (full schedule below) and the Chihuahua Beauty Contest. This year, the 2020 NYC Hot Sauce Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to sample 50 of the world’s finest purveyors of hot sauce, as well as, top-notch craft beers, spicy cocktails and a myriad of food options such as BBQ and tacos for carnivores, vegans and everyone in between.
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Coachella Music Festival Postponed Until October Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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The Press Release:
At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Historically speaking, we’ve never attended any of the Coachella festivals and its mostly because we’ve a full plate of music that we really like going on over here on the East Coast. That being said, we still announced this stuff on “The Chronicles” based on the broader brush and wider audience demographic of readers. This is just the latest in a long line of already cancelled conventions and tours that I’ve discussed here and on my PiercingMetal website and I think many more are to come. Stay tuned and stay healthy. I attended a convention today and I don’t think that I shook a single hand once. Everyone I engaged with got a peace sign, a thumb’s up and yeah even a Spock “Live Long and Prosper”. See you next time.

Official Website: http://www.coachella.com

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Sets Sights On April 2020

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The Press Release:
The founders of High River Sauces have announced that their always highly-anticipated NYC Hot Sauce Expo will be returning for an 8th time this April at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. All of the festival staples of years past – such as the Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition and annual Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – will be returning alongside the Insane Eating Challenges that take place on the Stage of DOOM (full schedule below) and the Chihuahua Beauty Contest. This year, the 2020 NYC Hot Sauce Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to sample 50 of the world’s finest purveyors of hot sauce, as well as, top-notch craft beers, spicy cocktails and a myriad of food options such as BBQ and tacos for carnivores, vegans and everyone in between.
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The 1975 Announces North American Headlining Tour

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The Press Release:
Today, The 1975 unveiled plans for an extensive North American tour and shared “Me & You Together Song” – the new song from Notes On A Conditional Form. Named as one of 2020’s most anticipated albums by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vulture, Notes On A Conditional Form will be released on April 24 by Dirty Hit / Interscope Records.

Produced by Live Nation, the headline tour will kick off on April 27 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX. The run will include shows at The Forum in Los Angeles (May 7), Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (May 11) and New York City’s Madison Square Garden (May 26). Phoebe Bridgers and Beabadoobee will support on most dates. The 1975 will also be performing at numerous 2020 festivals, including Bonnaroo. See below for itinerary.

The pre-order for pre-sale ticket access is available now at The1975.com and will run through Thursday, January 23, at 10:00 PM local time. Fans will receive a unique code granting them first access to the best seats and General Admission tickets via the artist ticket pre-sale, which runs from Wednesday, January 22, 10:00 AM local time through Thursday, January 23, 10:00 PM local time at The1975.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 24, at 9:00 AM local time.

One dollar from each ticket sold will go to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization that plants trees all over the world to fight climate change, protect biodiversity, empower communities and restore our planet. Their aim is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time.

“Me & You Together Song” debuted as the Hottest Record in the World earlier today when The 1975 performed it live on BBC Radio 1’s “Future Sounds with Annie Mac.”

Fans who pre-order Notes On A Conditional Form will instantly receive “Me & You Together Song” plus the opening track – “The 1975,” which features a Greta Thunberg monologue – and the singles “People” and “Frail State of Mind.” Placing “People” on its list of “The 100 Best Songs of 2019,” Pitchfork said, “The song is both a wake-up call and an admission of defeat—a balls-out strut to be played for the indifferent masses as the world burns.”

Notes On A Conditional Form is the follow-up to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the Manchester-based quartet’s third consecutive album to top The Official U.K. Albums chart. In the States, it claimed the No. 1 position on the Top Album Sales, Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. The single “Give Yourself A Try” has received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rock Song. The 1975 took honors for best British Group and British Album of the Year at the 2019 BRIT Awards and received two Ivor Novello awards – Songwriters Of The Year and Best Contemporary Song (“Love It If We Made It”).

After being named one of the best songs of 2018 by critics at The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vulture and NPR, “Love It If We Made It” also appeared on the Best Songs of the 2010s recaps. A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and the band’s second studio album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, were included on Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 2010s list.

The Tour Dates:
April 27: Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 29: Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater (formerly Austin360)
May 2: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
May 3: El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
May 5: Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
May 7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum +
May 8: Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre +
May 11: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 13: Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
May 14: St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
May 16: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
May 18: Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
May 19: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
May 21: Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
May 23: Washington, DC @ The Anthem
May 26: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 29: Hanover, MD @ The Hall at Live! Casino and Hotel
June 2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
June 3: Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
June 5: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 6: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
June 8: Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
June 9: Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 11: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center *
June 12: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival * +

Phoebe Bridgers will be direct support on all dates except *
Beabadoobee will be support on all dates except +

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Official Websites:
The 1975: https://the1975.com/
Phoebe Bridgers: https://www.phoebefuckingbridgers.com/
Beabadoobee: https://www.facebook.com/radvxz/

The Governors Ball 2020 Lineup Is Revealed

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Readers of my PiercingMetal website know that I post a lot of Tours and Festivals items and over the last few days that area has been rife with stuff that you might want to check out (just click the highlighted text). Of course with “The Chronicles” being a mostly different audience there are going to be some unique live music announcements to share like this recent new from the folks behind The Governors Ball. I didn’t have a proper press release as much as a festival poster so here is the lineup for said affair.

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