Shadows Fall Added To Top Billing for the Third Annual Hot Topic Presents SOTU 2007 - tickets on sale now!
The best underground metal festival has just gotten better: Technical metal pioneers Shadows Fall have been added to this year's Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour. The band will play the final co-headline slot, alternating with already announced bands Chimaira and Every Time I Die and headliners GWAR.
Shadows Fall vocalist, Brian Fair states, "It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in Shadows Fall and we couldn't be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in Darkest Hour, Every Time I Die, Chimaira and Gwar, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summers most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of Shadows Fall up to our new album threads of life and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sun screen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock cuz the SHADS are coming back to town".
Shadows Fall is without question the preeminent metal band of its day. The Springfield, Massachusetts-based five-piece's just-released new album, "THREADS OF LIFE," is shaping up as its most successful work to date. Currently on the cover of hard rock magazine Revolver, as well as Outburn and Modern Drummer, the band is slated for additional covers of future issues of Metal Edge and Hails and Horns. The album's first single, "Redemption," is already proving a monster hit at radio, reaching #1 at Metal outlets nationwide while also scoring top 5 adds at Active Rock. Currently 30 stations have added the track. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver), "THREADS OF LIFE," which debuted at #1 on the Hard Music Album Core Stores chart and #6 on the Hard Music Album Chart, has drawn rapturous critical praise from a wide range of national publications.
Other groups on this year's Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour include:
Job For a Cowboy, Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents.
Don't miss the special area appearances!
Thrash metal veterans Testament will play before GWAR at the Starland Ballroom on July 14 in New Jersey.
Mushroomhead will close the show in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21 and will also perform as special guests in Columbus on July 22, Chicago on July 23, and Minneapolis on July 24.
The legendary Suicidal Tendencies will close shows in San Jose, California on August 3, Irvine, California on August 4, and Mesa, Arizona on August 5.
Modern thrash titans Lamb of God will headline a recently added date on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky and will be joined by special guests Hatebreed and Behemoth.
The organizers for this year's Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour, Paul Conroy and Carl Severson of Ferret Music, Tim Borror of The Agency Group, Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services, tour producer Live Nation along with partners Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Trustkill Records and The Syndicate, and tour sponsors Music Choice, Ibanez, Tama, Manhunt 2, Purevolume, AOL Radio, Revolver Magazine, Lambgoat and Full Metal Jackie, are excited to embark on this third year of mayhem!
You can find constant updates, tour dates, news, media, ticket and artist info at http://www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com , http://www.livenation.com , and http://www.purevolume.com/SOTU07Tour .
Tickets for the Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour are NOW available through a special PRE-SALE! Fans can preorder tickets via Artist Arena at a discounted price for a limited time! A portion of the proceeds generated from the pre-sale will be donated to Cure Autism Now! Buy your tickets now at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/soundsoftheunderground/ .