House of Blues Entertainment, Inked magazine, Crush Entertainment and TKO have joined forces for the inaugural “The Inked Music Tour” featuring THE DAMNED THINGS, it was announced by Kelly Kapp, Vice President, House of Blues Entertainment and Rocky Rakovic, editor of Inked.
“We couldn’t think of a better partner to start a branded tour with then Inked magazine,” Kapp said. “‘The Inked Music Tour’ is combining two great forms of expression, music and tattooing, and I hope music and tattoo lovers are as excited to see THE DAMNED THINGS as I am.”
“We are pumped that the two great, hip and edgy brands of Inked and House of Blues Entertainment were able to bring our devotees under the same roof-especially because it’s the roof of the House of Blues,” said Rakovic.
THE DAMNED THINGS is the new band featuring members of FALL OUT BOY (Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley), ANTHRAX (Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano) and EVERY TIME I DIE (Keith Buckley, Josh Newton).
“Ironiclast”, the debut album from THE DAMNED THINGS, sold 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Ironiclast” was released in North America on December 14, 2010 (one day earlier internationally) via Island/Def Jam.
“Can’t wait to get back out in the U.S. and rock the House Of Blues on this THE DAMNED THINGS Inked tour,” said Scott Ian of THE DAMNED THINGS. “C’mon out and bang your heads with us.”
Rakovic added, “THE DAMNED THINGS embody Inked magazine in two perfect ways. One, they have great tattoos on their bodies and, secondly, like the diverse characters we cover in our publication who illustrate the inked culture, the members of THE DAMNED THINGS are from different backgrounds but have come together to make sick music.”
“This marks the first time that Inked and House of Blues have come together and we couldn’t be more psyched about the partnership. House of Blues is the rock star in the live entertainment industry. We are happy to play Keith Richards to their Mick Jagger,” he concluded.
“The Inked Music Tour” featuring THE DAMNED THINGS dates:
August 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
August 13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
August 14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
August 16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
August 17 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
August 19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
August 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
August 21 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s
August 23 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
August 24 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
August 26 – New York, NY @ Gramercy
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
August 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
August 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
“We’ve Got A Situation Here”, the first video from THE DAMNED THINGS, was written and directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse”.
THE DAMNED THINGS is:
Keith Buckley: Lead Vocals
Scott Ian: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rob Caggiano: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Joe Trohman: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Andy Hurley: Drums, Percussion
Josh Newton: Bass
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