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Hank Von Helvete, Former Turbonegro Singer, Has Died
Hank Von Helvete, (Hans Erik Dyvik Husby) former singer of Norweigan death punks Turbonegro, has died. He was 49 years old. The news was confirmed by Von Helvete’s family in the Norwegian newspaper Tvedestrandsposten. So far, no further details have been revealed.
Former Turbonegro bandmates paid tribute to Von Helvete saying:
“We are thankful for the times, the moments and the magic we shared with Hans-Erik in Turbonegro.
“As a charismatic frontman who equally channeled humor and vulnerability, Hans-Erik was crucial for the band’s appeal. He was a warm and big hearted human, a spiritually and intellectually seeking person who loved having a conversation with anyone. We are proud of what we created together as rock brothers in Turbonegro — the music, the characters, our whole universe.
“Hank Von Helvete remains an iconic figure in the history of Norwegian rock and popular culture, and also made a mark as a profile in the international rock´n´roll community. Actor, romantic and entertainer — through his life Hank left no doubt that he was a man for the stage, loving the spotlight and the room’s attention. Our thoughts and hearts go to his family. Rest In Peace.”
The GENRE IS DEAD! team sends our condolences to Von Helvete’s friends and family during this difficult time.
Mayhem Announce 2022 Tour With Watain
Mayhem have announced dates for their co-headlining tour with Watain. “The Sanguine Sodomy of North America,” kicks off March 7th in San Francisco and wraps up April 3rd in Joliet, Illinois. Midnight will open all shows.
Tickets are on sale now. Check out the dates below.
Mayhem 2022 tour dates:
03/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
03/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
03/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile Theater
03/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
03/12 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
03/14 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
03/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/19 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
03/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
03/22 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
03/23 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
03/25 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
03/26 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/27 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
03/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Roxian
03/31 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
04/03 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Soccer Mommy Announce 2022 Tour
Soccer Mommy aka Sophie Allison has announced her 2022 North American tour with support from Peel Dream Magazine. The trek kicks off in Athens, Georgia on March 10th and wraps up in Lawrence, Kansas on April 10th. The outing also includes two rescheduled dates in Canada.
Tickets are on sale now. Check out the dates below.
Soccer Mommy 2022 Tour Dates:
03/10 — Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club *
03/11 — Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon *
03/12 — Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03/13 — Gainesville, FL @ High Dive *
03/15 — Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
03/16 — Miami, FL @ Gramps *
03/17 — Orlando, FL @ The Abbey *
03/18 — Jacksonville, FL @ Intuition Ale Works *
03/19 — Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
03/21 — Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater *
03/22 — Richmond, VA @ The National *
03/23 — Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live *
03/25 — Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony *
03/26 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
03/27 — Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall *
03/28 — Woodstock, NY @ Colony Woodstock *
03/30 — Montreal, GC @ L’astral *
03/31 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
04/01 — Detroit, MI @ The Eastern *
04/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre *
04/04 — Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre *
04/05 — Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall *
04/07 — Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird *
04/08 — Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom *
04/10 — Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater *
* = w/ Peel Dream Magazine
Eddie Vedder Reveals Release Date For Upcoming Solo Album
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has set a release date for his new solo album, Earthling. The album will come out February 22nd via Seattle Surf/Republic Records. He also shared new single “The Haves,” which follows previously released song “Long Way.” Pre-order the album here.
Vedder also announced I Am Mine, his contribution to Audible’s Words + Music series. In his episode, he reflects on how art, masculinity, and sensitivity have played significant roles in his life and how they helped shape who he is today. The episode also includes exclusive performances of both Vedder’s solo material as well as some Pearl Jam classics. Get more details here.
Foo Fighters Share Hilarious ‘Love Dies Young’ Video
SNL album Jason Sudeikis stars in the new Foo Fighters video “Love Dies Young.” Sudeikis plays a mustachioed coach showing of a synchronized swimming team. He gives them a strong talking to prior to a high-stakes championship meet, but once the team is revealed we see they are made up of a horrifying face-swapped version of the Foo Fighters. Though hilarious, the video is unsettling to watch and it gets even worse when one member of the team is left to clean up a large, floating turd once the performance is over.
Watch the video below.
Twenty One Pilots Announce 2022 ‘Icy Tour’
Twenty One Pilots will hit the road next year on their 23-date outing ‘The Icy Tour.’ Shows start August 18th in St. Paul, Minnesota, and will make stops in New York, Toronto, Washington, Dallas, and Portland before wrapping up September 24th in Seattle, Washington. Check out all the dates below.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 24th at 10 AM local time. Pre-sale tickets start Sunday, November 21st. Get all the details here.
In addition to the tour announcement, Twenty One Pilots also released a digital deluxe version of their latest LP, Scaled and Icy, featuring performances taken from their “Twenty One Pilots Livestream Experience.” Stream/buy a copy here.