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HARD ROCK ROLLS DOWN THE ROAD (UPDATE)

In the fall of 2022, German heavy-metal act Rammstein will finally bring its full-scale stadium production to North America for the first time. The band had to postpone its planned 2020 North American stadium run due to the coronavirus, moving it to 2021 only to face another postponement. The 12-date tour, produced by AEG Presents, will begin 8/21/22 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and hit seven U.S. cities, concluding with a three-night stand at Foro Sol in Mexico City 10/1-4/22. Rammstein has added a second date to its Los Angeles stay, performing 9/23-24 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for all shows are on sale now at rammstein.com.

Judas Priest will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Live Nation-produced North American tour that kicks off 9/8 in Reading, Pa., and wraps 11/5 in Hamilton, Ont. The rescheduled trek includes shows at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater (10/6) and the Prudential Center in Newark (10/27).

Masked marauders Slipknot, fresh from announcing the return of their aptly titled Knotfest, have revealed plans for Knotfest Roadshow, a traveling version of their highly successful festival, which takes place 9/25 at National Balloon Classic Field in Des Moines, Iowa. The Live Nation-promoted Roadshow, 28 dates in total, will feature Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange, playing mostly amphitheaters and sheds. It kicks off 9/28 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill., and will roll through Phoenix 11/2, stopping at Ak-Chin Pavilion.

Foo Fighters, meanwhile, have confirmed that they will be filling out their festival schedule this year with some outdoor shows in late July and early August. The summer performances—the first U.S. dates of their 26th Anniversary Tourwill take place in Cincinnati, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Bonner Springs, Kan., Oklahoma City and Albuquerque. These are also the Foos' first headlining gigs since the February release of Medicine at Midnight (RCA)They will make up for the COVID-canceled 25th Anniversary Tour. 

Eagles of Death Metal will begin their own anniversary tour, commemorating 24 years together, with a series of shows in the U.K. and Ireland, beginning 11/22 at Chalk in Brighton and highlighted by an evening at the Roundhouse in London on 12/6. Bones UK will support throughout. This two-week, 12-date leg of the tour will also hit Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and is the first of what is expected to be a multiyear trek that will take the band through Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Canada.

Alice Cooper is teaming up with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for a 22-date amphitheater and shed tour beginning 9/17 in Atlantic City and running through a 10/23 performance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival.

For those who prefer their hard rock at sea, ShipRocked 2022 launches 1/22/22 out of Galveston, Texas, with stops in Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. The floating festival will include performances by Lamb of God, I Prevail, Sevendust, Ayron Jones, Dead Sara and Steel Panther.

Gojira is touring 15 theaters and clubs from 9/3-10/29; Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry are joining for some dates.

And Everclear is taking its Summerland Tour, featuring WheatusLiving Colour and Hoobastank, to 14 clubs and outdoor venues 7/2-31. 

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