Dance Gavin Dance announces Polyphia will join Afterburner Tour

Dance Gavin Dance announces Polyphia will join Afterburner Tour


Dance Gavin Dance announced on social media today that Animals As Leaders will not be joining them on their much anticipated Afterburner Tour that was originally slated to start in Early 2020.

Polyphia has been named as Animal As Leaders replacement and will be supporting all dates of the tour along with Veil Of Maya, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear.

With many dates already sold-out, the Afterburner Tour will prove to be an interesting event as Dance Gavin Dance is one of the earliest bands to get back on stage after navigating through the Covid-19 protocols implemented across the United States.

The Afterburner Tour kicks off September 7th in Portland Oregon.


The Used + Coheed & Cambria tour begins this week in SoCal as Covid-19 event restrictions loosen

The Used + Coheed & Cambria tour begins this week in SoCal as Covid-19 event restrictions loosen


The Used and Coheed & Cambria co-headlining tour begins this Friday August 27th, at the Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California.

A concert of this size is one of the first to be played in SoCal in nearly a year and a half. Despite new Covid-19 cases reportedly on the rise in Southern California, it appears the restrictions on large gatherings are continuing to be loosened in efforts to stimulate the devastated music and performing arts industry.


Alesana cancels remainder of The Emptiness tour due to Covid-19+ members

Alesana cancels remainder of The Emptiness tour due to Covid-19+ members


Alesana announced via their Instagram that they will be canceling the final four dates of The Emptiness 10 year anniversary tour due to Covid-19 positive results.

In addition to the cancelation of the remaining tour dates, Alesana had also previously stated they will not be playing their Nashville and St. Louis stops. The reason for cancelation behind those dates is totally up to speculation since Alesana did not explicitly state why they were refunding Nashville and St. Louis.

But after the news broke of their Covid-19 positive members, we can pretty much put 2 and 2 together.


Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows announces American Tour

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows announces American Tour


Craig Owens has officially announced that Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) will be going on tour later this year, nearly a decade since their last performance onstage.

Despite the decade long hiatus from music, D.R.U.G.S. has still maintained an extremely loyal fanbase, whether they be fans of Chiodos, Isles & Glaciers, Cinematic Sunrise, badxchannels, or whichever project Craig Owens has been apart of within the last 20 years.

The resurgence of D.R.U.G.S. can possibly leave the door open to the return for many bands that have kept a strong fanbase despite being on hiatus/calling it quits. It's no secret that damn near all artists have been absolutely decimated by Covid-19, the question is if they are willing to reunite with their former bandmates and tolerate another tour together.

It's easy to say the choice here is obvious since many of us have never been on tour and have never experienced the stress of being confined to small living quarters for months on end, but with the lingering threat of going an extended period of time with no income due to the show shutdowns, maybe we might start seeing long dead acts revived.