Friday, January 4, 2019


With the New Year rolling in, it was nice to have a small break. The music industry shuts down parallel to the weeks that kids have their school break. It is well deserved because labels, agents, musicians and managers don't have the luxury of calling in sick, or taking off when their stress level gets overfull, or even getting weekends off! It's a job I love but it is time consuming.

I always plan the tours for every year in the preceding year. There are so many tours and bands on the road, that venues fill early. You also need to get your bus reserved well in advance or you will not get one. One year my bus got given away to a higher bidder and i had to take 2 buses from the Manchester soccer team! This year, I am all set! Our first tour will be a US run, supporting the Soulfly release, Ritual. Soulfly haven't been out in awhile and we are very excited to get back together. In the next couple weeks, rehearsals start.

In March we have a surprise tour that isn't yet announced. We have to follow the rules, and promoters let us know when we can blab to the world! Sometimes the news leaks out and you get your shizzle in the time someone at Roadrunner Records got blasted and posted at 4:00 in the morning that Soulfly was on the Five Finger Death Punch Tour! Yeah, I was heated!!

The summer may hold a South American run for Soulfly and a European Tour that is going to be vicious!! Some of the dates are already announced but there are MANY more surprises about to spill out!! Wrapping up the year will be another Euro Tour and a US/Canada map cutter!!

In January I am stoked to be taking Incite out with us on our first tour for Ritual! Their new record, Built To Destroy is released January 25th, just in time for the tour! Another Incite rager, built to lay waste and steamroll! This will be the first launch of their ballistic year!

And last but certainly not least....I will be bringing you Igor's new band, HEALING MAGIC!!!! Holy sizzle,they are heavy!! I plan on adding them later in the year, after their record is in the mix! So get prepared, eat your greens and get're going to need it, Tribe!!! See you in the pit.....somewhere!

Class dismissed........