After a tiresome yet utterly awesome first day at Download, it’s time to kick into the second day’s affairs, and to the naked eye this appears to be the weaker of the three days, but there are in fact some deep and very interesting offerings.
Autumn 2017 looks big for rock with In Flames joining Five Finger Death Punch on their UK and Europe arena tour, with Of Mice And Men playing secondary support at select dates. The tour begins in November before concluding on December 21st at Wembley Arena in London. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 16th June, grab them from usual vendors and InFlames.com. With both bands joining forces with Spotify and LiveNation, this one-of-a-kind tour partnership features exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands. Spotify has an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale kicking off tomorrow (Wednesday Jun 14th at 10:00am BST) for passionate listeners of both acts. There will also be a Ticketmaster pre-sale starting on June 15th at 10:00am BST leading up to the general on sale the next day.
“We’ve been lucky to play for so many Jesterheads around the world this year and can’t think of a better way to end 2017 than touring Europe with Five Finger Death Punch. We’ll see you soon Jesterheads and Knuckleheads. It’s going to be a tour to remember.” – Anders Fridén (In Flames, vocals)
“We are currently playing all the European festivals and are having an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can’t wait to come back this autumn and especially with In Flames which is one of my favourite bands. This will be something special to see…” – Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch, guitar)
FULL TOUR DATES:
16th Nov – (Sweden), Gothenburg, Scandinavium
17th Nov – (Sweden), Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
21st Nov – (Germany), Hamburg, Sportshalle
22nd Nov – (Germany), Berlin, Velodrome
24th Nov – (Germany), Oberhausen, KP Arena
26th Nov – (Czech Republic), Prague, Forum Karlin*
28th Nov – (Switzerland), Zurich, Hallenstadion*
29th N Nov – (Germany), Munich, Olympiahalle
30th Nov – (Italy), Padova, Geox Theatre*
2nd Dec – (Germany), Stuttgart, HMH Schleyerhalle
4th Dec – (France) Paris, Olympia*
5th Dec – (Luxembourg) Luxembourg, Rockhal*
6th Dec – (Germany) Frankfurt, Festhalle
8th Dec – (Austria) Vienna, Stadthalle*
14th Dec – (Belgium) Antwerp, Lotto*
15th Dec – (Netherlands) Amsterdam, AFAS Live*
17th Dec – (UK) Birmingham, BCA*
18th Dec – (UK) Glasgow, Hydro*
20th Dec – (UK) Leeds, Leeds Arena*
21st Dec – (UK) London, Wembley Arena*
*with Of Mice & Men
If you’re like a lot of people who suffer from some form of mental illness, a great outlet to help with that is anything to do with music. Over at Don’t Fret Club, they have released a series of mini-podcasts featuring some of your favourite artists Of Mice & Men talking about ‘The First Step’, Happy Accidents talking about social anxiety and Slowcoaches who talk about positive friendships.
You can listen to the OM&M podcast below, but make sure to go to their website HERE for other artists as well as people accounts of dealing with mental illness. You are not alone in this fight, we are all here to help.
Following the sudden cancellation of the entire Of Mice & Men UK/EU tour due to Austin Carlile’s health, Hands Like Houses released a video update regarding the change of plans and what they are doing to combat that. They are planning to do a few ‘make up’ shows in the UK which are still in the process of being pencilled in. You can check out their video by following the link below explaining the circumstances.
They are also planning on writing some new music, which could also lead to a new album sometime next year, but don’t let us get your hopes up just yet.