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Twenty One Pilots Bring Fan Premier Exhibit On The Road

As the anticipation builds for The Clancy World Tour, Twenty One Pilots have announced an exciting addition for fans attending the U.S. and Canada leg of their tour: the Fan Premier Exhibit. This unique, career-spanning showcase offers fans a chance to immerse themselves in the history of the band, featuring a curated collection of memorabilia from their personal archives.

The Fan Premier Exhibit will be available as a ticket upgrade, allowing fans to explore the exhibit before the main show each night. The exhibit promises an engaging experience with a variety of items, including old masks and outfits, handwritten lyrics, tour setlists, and numerous Easter eggs that celebrate the band’s journey and creativity.

“The Fan Premier Exhibit is coming on tour with us in the U.S. and Canada,” the band announced. “Walk the history of this band through a museum of items from our personal collection. The ticket upgrade will not grant you early access to the show, so you won’t lose your place in line. Purchasers can look forward to a gift bag, a fan lounge with activities, and many more surprises along the way.”

For fans, this exhibit is a chance to delve deeper into the world of Twenty One Pilots, regardless of when they joined the fandom. Whether you’ve been following them from their early days or discovered them more recently, the exhibit promises to offer something special for everyone.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the band’s history up close and personal. The Clancy World Tour kicks off in just over a month, so be sure to secure your ticket upgrade and prepare to “walk the history of this band.”

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Taylor Swift @ Amsterdam ArenA

CONCERT REVIEW: Taylor Swift Turns Gloomy Day Into Dazzling Fairytale

Seeing Taylor Swift live has been a dream for many, us included, and her recent performance in Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff ArenA lived up to every expectation. From her debut in 2006 at just sixteen, Taylor Swift‘s star has only shone brighter. Now, with eleven studio albums, countless hits, and a devoted fanbase, she came back to Amsterdam after nearly a decade.

The Eras Tour is the pinnacle for Swifties, a dazzling showcase of her career to date. The show is a grand spectacle, offering over forty songs in more than three hours.

Opening for Taylor Swift was Paramore, fronted by Hayley Williams. Paramore‘s extensive discography knows many genres, but for this purpose, it made all the sense in the world that Paramore focused on the more pop-oriented albums/songs. The setlist included the likes of Still Into You, This Is Why and Hard Times. Even with the more pop-oriented setlist, the band’s iconic Misery Business could not be left out. Luckily, Paramore are quite popular themselves and many concertgoers were evidently familiar with the song that helped shape the golden era of pop-rock.

As the clock counted down to Taylor Swift‘s entrance, the arena was filled with an enchanting anticipation. Her dancers come out on stage, waving big shimmering fabrics of pink and orange, in style of the Lover era. When the dancers huddle up together, it is only seconds before Taylor emerges from a hole in the stage, standing on a platform that rises 8 feet up. Starting with Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince, which quickly merges into Cruel Summer, we can see TayTay sincerely delighted by the audience’s energy and enthusiasm. After quickly addressing her excitement and gratification to be in Amsterdam for 3 sold-out arenas, while in the meantime the stage is being transformed into a big office, she receives a glitter jacket from one of her dancers and tells the crowd “you make me feel like I’m the man”, clearly initiating The Man. After explaining the purpose of The Eras Tour, she ends the Lover era with a beautiful acoustic rendition of the title track, for which she accompanies herself with a pink guitar. After an impressively quick wardrobe change, the Fearless era starts. Classics like You Belong With Me and Love Story had the crowd singing along joyously. Unfortunately, we have not seen any marriage proposals this evening, something that happens quite often during the bridge from Love Story.

The transition to the Red era was marked by red lights and decor, with lively performances of 22, We Are Never Getting Back Together, and I Knew You Were Trouble keeping the energy high. She is then provided a beautiful shimmering gown and a red guitar and asks the crowd if they have about 10 minutes, inaugurating the 10-minute version of All Too Well. Swift‘s ability to switch effortlessly between spectacle and intimate, emotional moments was evident throughout the show.

After a beautiful performance of Enchanted, the only song from Speak Now, for which she wears a beautiful, purple, fairy-tale-like ball gown, the kinky, gothic era that is Reputation kicks off. Introduced by the iconic snake on the big screen and the runway, Swift walks on stage, dressed in a tight black and red catsuit. From all the genres that she has touched over the years, this is her most alternative one, almost touching rock. Accompanied by intense guitar riffs and a provocative performance, she ends the era with single Look What You Made Me Do.

The folklore cabin gets rolled on stage and to all Swifties’ delighted surprise, the purple folklore dress had finally returned after not making an appearance for 33 shows. After performing a beautiful rendition of cardigan, she tells the audience about her experience writing the album during the pandemic. She reveals how it was her escape and how it felt nice to be the narrator for once, instead of always writing about her own feelings and experiences. The folklore era gets combined with sister album evermore, which she ends with the beautifully choreographed willow.

If we had to tell you which era got the most participation from the crowd, it would definitely be 1989. The megahits, such as Blank Space and Shake It Off, turned the entire arena into one giant dance party. The defiant Bad Blood is accompanied by pyrotechnics on the big stage, complementing the strong and aggressive tones of the song about betrayal.

Next up was Miss Americana’s latest addition to her discography: The Tortured Poets Department, aka Female Rage The Musical, a term which the singer coined herself the first show this era was added to The Eras Tour. This entire eras truly felt like a musical, with stunning visuals and props. Especially the more upbeat track I Can Do It With A Broken Heart, which was preceded by a small theater piece, was met with wild fervour.

For the final era of the evening, a realization that you’d think would not feel as daunting after two and a half hours, but definitely did, the entire arena turned Lavender with the audience’s synchronized LED lights. Megahit Anti-Hero, fierce and vengeful Vigilante Shit and the empowering Bejeweled could not be missed on the setlist. Ending the era, and thus the show, was a lively performance of Karma, accompanied by fireworks, giving the evening a grand finale.

The gloomy day in Amsterdam was transformed by Taylor Swift into a fairytale evening filled with shimmering, glittering moments, confirming her status as the reigning pop queen.

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Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale Announce European Tour Following ‘Death Or Glory’ Album Release

Palaye Royale have just announced a series of European headline dates to coincide with the release of their highly anticipated new album, Death Or Glory.

The rock trio had previously confirmed a landmark performance at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on November 9th, marking their biggest UK show to date. Now, they are expanding their tour to include multiple European cities, creating a comprehensive tour schedule around this major event.

In an exciting addition, the band hinted that more countries will be added to the tour lineup by the end of the month, encouraging fans to stay tuned for further updates.

Joining Palaye Royale on select dates will be special guests Hot Milk, I See Stars, and Huddy.

Check out the dates and venues on the tour poster below and stay updated for more announcements.

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Oliver Sykes Metal Paint

Bring Me The Horizon Deliver Unforgettable Performance At Tuska 2024 Festival

Bring Me The Horizon are making their European festival tour truly unforgettable. Fresh from a memorable appearance in Germany, where frontman Oliver Sykes brought his dad, Ian, onstage, the band took their theatrics up a notch in Helsinki this past weekend.

During their performance at Tuska 2024, the band fully embraced the festival’s heavy metal spirit by donning corpse paint. Tuska, renowned as Finland’s epicenter for all things metal, provided the perfect backdrop for this transformation. The event’s Instagram account revealed that Tuska had its own team on-site, specializing in creating the perfect corpse look for attendees and artists alike.

“In the festival area, you can refresh your own corpse masks at the Tuska Expo’s loft in Kattilahalli by Ulottuvuusmatkat Oy,” Tuska posted. “The same team also created the stage make-up for Bring Me The Horizon, so the merits are in order.”

This collaboration added an extra layer of metal authenticity to Bring Me The Horizon‘s performance, cementing their reputation as a band that goes above and beyond to connect with the festival’s unique atmosphere.

Check out some of the pictures and footage below:

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Papa Roach @ Rock Am Ring 2023

Papa Roach Announce 25th Anniversary ‘Rise Of The Roach Tour’

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Papa Roach’s breakthrough album Infest, which catapulted the band to fame with their hit single Last Resort. To celebrate this milestone, the band has announced an extensive European tour, aptly named the “Rise of the Roach Tour.”

The tour is set to kick off in late January in Hamburg, Germany, and will culminate in a grand finale at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on February 7th. In a special partnership for the London show, Papa Roach will collaborate with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a UK-based suicide prevention charity. A £1 donation will be included in every ticket sold for the London concert to support CALM’s crucial work.

Frontman Jacoby Shaddix expressed his excitement in a statement to Blabbermouth, saying, “The U.K. has always been special to us — so we wanted to celebrate this music with you all in a BIG way and I can’t wait to step on that stage.”

Fans can also look forward to some “very special guests” joining the tour, promising an unforgettable experience as the band commemorates a quarter-century of Infest and its lasting impact on the rock music scene.

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Miss Velvet

New LA Star Miss Velvet Releases Cover Of Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’

Miss Velvet, a rising star from LA known for her distinctive style both in music and fashion, has set the rock world ablaze with her latest release. She has unveiled a stirring rendition of Aerosmith’s Dream On, recorded live at the iconic Troubadour in Los Angeles.

This acoustic tribute, released under Mother Ride Records / The Orchard, precedes her forthcoming album set to debut this Fall.

Reflecting on her decision to cover such a monumental song, she explains,

“‘Dream On’ has always represented the epitome of a timeless ballad, forever shaping my world as a singer. Steven Tyler’s performance on this song changed my life as a singer. When I hear his voice, it transcends gender; it became for me a revelation. The band Aerosmith, the lyrics, his voice, and the melody solidified in me what music can make you feel on a guttural and spiritual level at the same time.” 

Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more from this dynamic artist as she continues to redefine the narrative of women in rock.