Metal tours announced: Ozzy, Down, Electric Wizard, Tool, Roadburn, more
Tons of shows get announced every week, and it can be hard to keep up. Here are all the heavy music (metal, hardcore & more) tours, shows & fests that we posted on BV this week, and some new ones too...
OZZY OSBOURNE (is touring, but also check out this newly unearthed footage ^^)
Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up for a new album, a box set, a 2020 tour (including North American dates with Marilyn Manson and Europe dates with Judas Priest), and... a reboot of The Osbournes????? On top of all that, he unearthed three pro-shot live videos from 1983's US Festival in San Bernardino, CA. They look and sound awesome -- check out "Crazy Train" above and "Suicide Solution" and "Iron Man" below. All tour dates (including MSG in June) here.
Meanwhile, some very clear descendants of Ozzy's former band Black Sabbath, UK stoner doom legends Electric Wizard, are beginning their short US tour with Midnight tonight (11/15) in St. Petersburg, FL. The tour also hits Atlanta, Silver Spring, Brooklyn, Philly, and Worcester, and Electric Wizard don't play the US very often so don't miss your chance to see them. Tickets here.
ROADBURN 2020 ADDITIONS
The lineup for the already-amazing Roadburn festival continues to expand. It now includes a 10th anniversary label showcase for The Flenser (including Flenser artists Giles Corey, Midwife AKA Sister Grotto, Drowse, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, and Mamaleek), and other new additions include David Eugene Edwards (Wovenhand, solo, acoustic), Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (who will be performing their own set as well as a collaboration with Hangman's Chair), Plebian Grandstand, True Body, Midwife, Föllakzoid and Atom TM, Primitive Man (playing two special shows), Lankum, Hilary Woods, Torpor, PH (mr. peter hayden), Sum of R (teaming up with Jukka Rämänen and Marko Neuman of DBR), Many Blessings, and Eye Flys (mem Full of Hell, Backslider).
The new Roadburn additions join such previously announced names as Oranssi Pazuzu, Blanck Mass, Mizmor, BIG|BRAVE + Jessica Moss, Crypt Sermon, Red Sparrowes (reunion), Torche, Russian Circles, Brutus, Warhorse, Miserable, HEALTH, Anna Von Hausswolff's noise band Bada, and more. The artists in residence are Emma Ruth Rundle (of Red Sparrowes and more) and Perturbator, the latter of whom will be collaborating with Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson, who in turn has a collaborative set with Julie Christmas and Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa). The artists in residence will be Full of Hell and Lingua Ignota, who will play four sets each, including a collaborative set together. Full lineup and tickets here.
NORTHWEST TERROR FEST 2020
Another 2020 metal festival, Seattle's Northwest Terror Fest, has begun announcing its lineup as well. It goes down May 28-30 at Neumos, Barboza, and Highline and so far includes grind legends Repulsion and Obsequiae (whose anticipated new album comes out next week and is already one of Decibel's favorites of 2019). More info here. Early bird tickets go on sale November 29.
MIGRATION FEST 2020
One more: 20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media have begun announcing bands for the 2020 edition of their Pittsburgh-based Migration Fest, and it's already STACKED. This one also includes Obsequiae, plus Falls of Rauros, False, Immortal Bird, Kowloon Walled City, Mizmor, Portrayal of Guilt, Tomb Mold, Ulthar, Vastum (who only have other other North American date announced so far), Witch Vomit, and Yellow Eyes. The fest says more info is coming in January, and tickets go on sale January 30. The fest happens August 1-2.
LION OF JUDAH & COMBUST opening for E-TOWN CONCRETE
NJ hardcore vets E-Town Concrete are playing their first NYC show in 13 years on November 20 at Brooklyn Bazaar with Hangman, and the show just got even more exciting thanks to two more openers. Lion of Judah, the beloved and not super active DC hardcore band (who share members with Give, Trapped Under Ice, and more) will also be playing their first NYC show in 13 years at this show, and local up-and-comers Combust were added too. Tickets are still available. Stream LOJ's sole full-length, 2006's Universal Peace:
Tool are in the midst of a US tour supporting their first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum (which is getting an expanded book edition soon), and that tour hits Boston tonight (11/14), followed by stops in Newark, Philly, Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Atlantic City this week and next. They also added more North American dates for Jan/Feb (dates here) and their first Australia/New Zealand dates in six years for Feb (dates here).
Black Flag (with Greg Ginn and other people) have spent much of 2019 on their first tour in five years, and they've added several West Coast, Southern US, and South America dates for 2020. All upcoming dates and tickets here.
KISS sadly had to cancel Australian dates this month and next due to illness, but in better news, they officially announced their 2020 North American tour.
OM / WOVENHAND
Sleep may be going on indefinite hiatus after their New Year's run, but Al Cisneros is staying busy with his band Om, who announced a lengthy tour with Wovenhand for 2020.
Massachusetts post-rockers Caspian have announced a new album and tour for 2020.
PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
UK stoner rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs already have some hype in their home country, and they're aiming to make their mark on the US in 2020. They're playing Saint Vitus in Brooklyn and SXSW.
NOLA supergroup Down -- whose current lineup appears to be Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), Pat Bruders (Goatwhore), and Jimmy Bower (Crowbar, Eyehategod), and maybe not Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein (who recently announced a solo album and left Down in 2013, but who Anselmo wants back in the band) -- have announced that they'll play their first shows in four years in 2020, in celebration of their 1995 debut album NOLA (which was recorded by Anselmo, Keenan, Bower, Winstein, and Crowbar's Todd Strange). So far, they've been announced for Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting and Copenhagen's Copenhell. The reunited Mercyful Fate is also playing both of those fests. Stay tuned for hopefully more DOWN dates and more details on the band's lineup.
SLAYER / PANTERA SONGS / MINISTRY / PRIMUS
Speaking of Phil Anselmo, he is still currently out on tour playing Pantera songs with Slayer. If you're going, make sure to get there early! His Saturday night set at Madison Square Garden started at 6pm. LOTS of people did make it though, as you can see in the video and photos we posted from that show. All four bands' setlists are in that post too. All remaining dates and tickets here.