Rock Icon Nikki Sixx and Leica Camera Collaborate to Celebrate Storytelling Through Photography Nikki Sixx’s First Ever Photography Exhibit And Special Edition Leica Q To Launch in October

Rock Icon Nikki Sixx and Leica Camera Collaborate to Celebrate Storytelling Through Photography Nikki Sixx’s First Ever Photography Exhibit And Special Edition Leica Q To Launch in October

Nikki Sixx

Rock Icon Nikki Sixx and Leica Camera
Collaborate to Celebrate Storytelling Through Photography
Nikki Sixx’s First Ever Photography Exhibit And Special Edition Leica Q
To Launch in October

September 14, 2017 — Leica Camera and Nikki Sixx, bassist and founding member of
Mötley Crüe and three-time New York Times best-selling author, have combined their
enthusiasm for photography and rich visual storytelling with two new releases in
October. Leica Camera will debut a special Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” camera, as well
as host the musician’s first-ever photo exhibit, Conversations with Angels, at the Leica
Gallery Los Angeles.

Sixx’s affinity for street photography is the result of his experience on the streets as a
runaway and past drug abuse. Now sober 17 years, Sixx uses his Leica cameras as
tools to link his challenging past experiences with stories of hope through capturing
images that speak to his strong and meaningful connections to his subjects.

“I’ve been a storyteller all my life - as a lyricist, an author and especially as a
photographer. When I’m shooting my subjects, I’m looking to capture more than just an
image. I want to tell their stories,” says Sixx.

Sixx’s style and method of photography are unique. He first and foremost focuses on
having a conversation with his subjects and getting to know them well before he ever
brings his camera out. Only once he’s heard their story does he begin to capture any
photographs, aiming to bring these intimate conversations to life in his photos and help
to explain the lives of the people he encounters. To help tell these stories, Sixx uses
various Leica cameras including the Leica SL, Leica M and his Leica Q to photograph his subjects. Sixx attributes his particular love of the Q to its versatility. “It’s not just a
camera for serious work, but a camera to capture life by,” shared Sixx. “I never leave
home without my camera. I want it nearby in case I see something that compels me to
pull my car over, or walk down an alleyway for inspiration. I love the Q because it’s
incredibly durable and has stuck with me through everything – a lot of wear and tear,
but it always delivers sharp and poignant images.”

LEICA Q “NIKKI SIXX EDITION”
To celebrate his dedication to photography and the role Leica plays in this creative
outlet for Sixx, Leica Camera will release the Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition, a limited edition
release of the rock star’s own full-frame compact camera.

The Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” is a rock-star take on Sixx’s beloved Leica Q camera
featuring a black snakeskin finish on leatherette with a laser-engraved Nikki Sixx
signature. The Leica Q will also be accompanied by a black Leica leather wrist strap, an
autographed copy of the 10 th anniversary edition of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries”
and a black DSPTCH braided shoulder strap durable enough to withstand the tough
photographic environments Sixx’s frequently finds inspiration in and enjoys shooting.

The Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” will be limited to an exclusive 28 units, a number which
has special significance for Sixx as he overdosed on heroin at that age and was
clinically dead for several minutes which ultimately provided the turning point that lead
him to commence his path of recovery.
This limited edition camera will be unveiled on October 4 exclusively at the Leica Store
LA.

CONVERSATIONS WITH ANGELS EXHIBIT AT LEICA GALLERY LOS ANGELES
In a show titled Conversations with Angels, Sixx’s most precious moments and
interactions from the past decade will be displayed in an intimate series of photos
depicting homelessness and drug addiction, topics that Sixx was all too familiar with
before photography helped change his life. The exhibit, Conversations with Angels, will
be on display at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles October 4 through November 5, aligning with the 10th anniversary of Sixx’s memoir, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a
Shattered Rock Star.”

In Conversations with Angeles, Sixx shows the world his photographic methodology first
hand. His subjects, who he considered his angels, remind him through conversation and
interaction that his life, and the decisions he makes, are important. In turn, he seeks to
find the hope in his subjects to escape their own troubles and achieve a better, cleaner
life. “When I get home from shooting,” Sixx says, “I look at those photos for hours. I
zoom in on their eyes, their lips, and their fingers and I look for some hope. If I can find
that hope then I’ve done them justice in my photography.”

Nikki Sixx’s collaboration with Leica Camera coincides with the 10 th Anniversary of his
New York Times bestselling Memoir “The Heroin Diaries” and “The Heroin Diaries”
anniversary edition soundtrack album by his other band, SIXX:A.M.
On the original release of The Heroin Diaries in 2007, Sixx partnered with Covenant
House California, Los Angeles and raised over $ 250,000.00 to instate a music room on
the organization’s campus. On occasion of the Heroin Diaries anniversary and his first
photo exhibition, Sixx once again will support Covenant House to raise funds for a
photography room and program benefitting the residents.

The Leica Q “Nikki Sixx Edition” is priced at $5250 and will be available for pre-order October 4, 2017 exclusively at Leica Stores and boutiques in North America. For more information, visit www.leicacamerausa.com.

Conversations with Angels will be showing from October 4 through November 5, 2017
at Leica Gallery Los Angeles. For more information, visit
www.leicagallerylosangeles.com. Watch Nikki Sixx’s behind the scenes story of
“Conversations with Angels” here: https://youtu.be/umKf7gXT2cw

Proceeds from all sales of Nikki Sixx’s gallery exhibits depicting homelessness will
benefit Covenant House California, Los Angeles to raise funds for a photography room & program for Covenant House residents. To find out more and support Covenant
House California, Los Angeles visit www.covenanthousecalifornia.org/NikkiSixx

About The Leica Gallery Los Angeles
Opened in 2013, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles was created to celebrate Leica
photography. The Gallery provides unparalleled access to a rotation of curated exhibits,
with imagery captured by classic and contemporary Leica photographers. Beyond the
exhibition space, the Gallery also boasts a 1,200 square foot outdoor patio lounge. This
serves as an additional location for Leica Akademie workshops, where professional and
amateur photographers learn new techniques and get unique perspectives from
featured artists. The Leica Gallery Los Angeles is open seven days a week at 8783
Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. For additional information, including
lists of current and upcoming exhibitions, please visit www.leicagalleryla.com.

About Leica Camera
Passion for creating perfect pictures. Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design
and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form
and functionality. Leica Camera is an internationally operating, premium-segment
manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica
brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and
performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and
photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information about Leica visit
www.leicacamerausa.com, or follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

VAMPS Announce Fall 2017 Mexico, Chile, Argentina Shows and Premiere Brand New Lyric Video For Break Free

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ANNOUNCE FALL 2017

MEXICO, CHILE, ARGENTINA SHOWS

AND

PREMIERE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO

FOR “BREAK FREE”

FROM CURRENT ALBUM, UNDERWORLD
Watch/Share HERE
Purchase tickets HERE

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LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 29, 2017—Japanese rock outfit VAMPS—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust)—recently announced their return to North America with three shows supporting iconic Misfits founder and punk/rock legend Danzig, as well 2 U.S. headlined dates in support of their current album UNDERWORLD (out via Eleven Seven Music). Today the band announced that they’ll also be returning to Latin America for the first time since 2016 and added four dates to the tour: Mexico City and Guadalajara in Mexico; Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“We can’t wait to return to Latin America. Performing there is always a really special experience because the audience brings so much passion to the shows and are true rock fans.” says HYDE. Adds guitarist K.A.Z.: “We are grateful for the opportunity to return and it’ll be a lot of fun to play all the new songs from UNDERWORLD live in Mexico and South America for the first time. See you at the shows!”

Tickets to the shows can be purchased HERE. VIP upgrades for all 4 shows will launch later this week. Coinciding with today’s announcement, VAMPS are also launching the brand new lyric video for their song “BREAK FREE”—Watch it HERE.

In other news, VAMPS just added up and coming San Francisco rockers BLACK MAP as support to their September 26 headline show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. BLACK MAP’s current album IN DROVES is their second album and was released earlier this year. Check out the video for new single “Ruin” HERE.

On the upcoming tour, VAMPS will showcase music from their current album UNDERWORLD, which came out earlier this summer and includes hit single, “Calling”—watch the official music video for the track HERE.

Produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) and Kane Churko (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch), the new album sees the band elevating their signature sound into new territory with tracks like "Inside Of Me," featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless In White, “Rise Or Die” (co-written with Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe), “Sin In Justice,” their collaboration with Apocalyptica, and “Break Free,” featuring Man With A Mission bassist, Kamikaze Boy--Listen to the album HERE.

Earlier this year, VAMPS went out on a month-long stint across the states, performing with I Prevail / Starset and a string of headline dates. The band also made a special appearance at Blackest of The Black Festival in Irvine, California, playing alongside rock legends Danzig, Ministry and Suicidal Tendencies.

Since forming in 2008, VAMPS have released four studio albums and four live DVDs, all of them showcasing the band’s signature approach to their craft: grand-scale theatrics and drama married to expert playing and songwriting. The potent combination has led to them playing hundreds of sold out shows in their home country, taking over Japanese arenas for multiple nights in a row and inviting international rock luminaries as special guests to play with them in Japan, such as Nothing More, In This Moment, Sixx:A.M., Him, Buckcherry, Apocalyptica and more. The band hosts a series of annual VAMPS -curated festivals in Japan --including their legendary Halloween event and late summer Beast Party-- and are growing a global fan-base dedicated to both the band’s music and message of music globally transcending geographical borders.

VAMPS FALL 2017 TOUR DATES
(DANZIG Dates = *   Headline Dates = **)

Purchase tickets HERE. VAMPS VIP upgrades will go on sale later this week!

9/22* San Francisco, CA The Warfield
9/23* Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
9/25* Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
9/26** Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
9/28** Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/3** Guadalajara, Mexico Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/5** Mexico City, Mexico Sala Corona (Japan Live)
10/8** Santiago, Chile Movistar Arena (Super Japan Expo)
10/10** Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Vorterix

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VAMPS, VISIT:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

BIO | PRESS PHOTO | ALBUM ARTWORK

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Leslie Hermelin at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | Leslie@E7LG.com

Jill Segal at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | Jill@E7LG.com


ABOUT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC:
In 2006, Eleven Seven emerged as the preeminent 21st century rock label. As the vision of Tenth Street Entertainment C.E.O. Allen Kovac, the roster includes Five Finger Death Punch (ex-North America), HELLYEAH, In Flames, Papa Roach, and Sixx:A.M.. This full-service independent powerhouse has achieved an unprecedented string of successes, including FMQB’s 2008 “Rock Label of the Year” and Billboard’s 2010 “Rock Label of the Year.” Year after year, Eleven Seven Music has been a dominant label at rock radio.  According to Mediabase, Eleven Seven was 2015’s top independent label in rock radio market share (#3 overall). In 2015, Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R. bowed at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and in 2016 alone, Eleven Seven launched successful campaigns for HELLYEAH’s UNDEN!ABLE and Sixx:A.M.’s Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1, achieving Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while In Flames’ Battles galvanized the veteran act’s career. From radio and licensing, to publicity and marketing, Eleven Seven continues to set the pace for the rock vanguard.

THE HEROIN DIARIES TURNS 10!

THE HEROIN DIARIES TURNS 10!

THE HEROIN DIARIES: Ten Year Anniversary Edition by Nikki Sixx is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster featuring a new cover, never-before-seen photos and exclusive brand new chapters.

VAMPS JOIN DANZIG DATES AND ANNOUNCE LOS ANGELES HEADLINE SHOW

PREMIERE BRANDNEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “UNDERWORLD”
THE TITLE TRACK OFF THE NEW ALBUM, OUT NOW ON ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC

WATCH/SHARE HERE!

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 1, 2017—Japanese rock outfit Vamps—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust)—recently announced their return to North America with three shows supporting iconic Misfits founder and punk/rock legend Danzig in support of their current album UNDERWORLD (out now). Today the band added one exclusive headline show at The Roxy in Los Angeles on September 26. Vamps’ last show at The Roxy in Fall 2015 sold out quickly. VIP upgrades for all four shows are available HERE.

Coinciding with today’s announcement, Vamps are also launching the brand new lyric video for their current album’s title track “Underworld”—Watch it HERE.

The upcoming tour will showcase music from the band’s album UNDERWORLD, which came out earlier this summer and included first single, “Calling”—watch the official music video for the track HERE.

Produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Chris Cornell) and Kane Churko (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch), the new album sees the band elevating their signature sound into new territory with tracks like "Inside Of Me," featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless In White, “Rise Or Die” (co-written with Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe), “Sin In Justice,” their collaboration with Apocalyptica, and “Break Free,” featuring Man With A Mission bassist, Kamikaze Boy--Listen to the album HERE.

Earlier this year, Vamps went out on a month-long stint across the states, performing with I Prevail / Starset and a string of headline dates. The band also made a special appearance at Blackest of The Black Festival in Irvine, California, playing alongside rock legends Danzig, Ministry and Suicidal Tendencies.

Since forming in 2008, VAMPS have released four studio albums and four live DVDs, all of them showcasing the band’s signature approach to their craft: grand-scale theatrics and drama married to expert playing and songwriting. The potent combination has led to them playing hundreds of sold out shows in their home country, taking over Japanese arenas for multiple nights in a row and inviting international rock luminaries as special guests to play with them in Japan, such as Nothing More, In This Moment, Sixx:A.M., Him, Buckcherry, Apocalyptica and more. The band hosts a series of annual Vamps -curated festivals in Japan --including their legendary Halloween event and late summer Beast Party-- and are growing a global fan-base dedicated to both the band’s music and message of music globally transcending geographical borders.

VAMPS FALL 2017 TOUR DATES
(DANZIG Dates = *   Headline Dates = **)

Purchase tickets & Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades HERE.

9/22* San Francisco, CA The Warfield
9/23* Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
9/25* Tempe, AZ Marquee Theater
9/26** Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VAMPS, VISIT:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER 
BIO | PRESS PHOTO | ALBUM ARTWORK

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Leslie Hermelin at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | Leslie@E7LG.com
Jill Segal at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | Jill@E7LG.com


ABOUT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC:
In 2006, Eleven Seven emerged as the preeminent 21st century rock label. As the vision of Tenth Street Entertainment C.E.O. Allen Kovac, the roster includes Five Finger Death Punch (ex-North America), HELLYEAH, In Flames, Papa Roach, and Sixx:A.M.. This full-service independent powerhouse has achieved an unprecedented string of successes, including FMQB’s 2008 “Rock Label of the Year” and Billboard’s 2010 “Rock Label of the Year.” Year after year, Eleven Seven Music has been a dominant label at rock radio.  According to Mediabase, Eleven Seven was 2015’s top independent label in rock radio market share (#3 overall). In 2015, Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R. bowed at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and in 2016 alone, Eleven Seven launched successful campaigns for HELLYEAH’s UNDEN!ABLE and Sixx:A.M.’s Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1, achieving Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while In Flames’ Battles galvanized the veteran act’s career. From radio and licensing, to publicity and marketing, Eleven Seven continues to set the pace for the rock vanguard.




 

NIKKI SIXX AND HEAVY METAL ANNOUNCE HEROIN DIARIES GRAPHIC NOVEL AT COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO

NIKKI SIXX AND HEAVY METAL ANNOUNCE HEROIN DIARIES GRAPHIC NOVEL AT COMIC-CON SAN DIEGO

EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION TO COINCIDE
WITH 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE HEROIN DIARIES

SAN DIEGO CA, JULY 19, 2017 – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times bestselling memoir, THE HEROIN DIARIES. Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band Sixx:A.M., Sixx’ nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and soon, 10th anniversary editions of THE HEROIN DIARIES book and Sixx:A.M.’s soundtrack by the same name (to be announced next month and coming out this fall), as well as the forthcoming THE HEROIN DIARIES play, amongst many other ventures.

Now, Nikki Sixx and HEAVY METAL are proud to announce a graphic novel adaptation of this powerful book that gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction. THE HEROIN DIARIES graphic novel will be the first release under HEAVY METAL’s new 12 X 12 imprint, a new line of music-themed art books and graphic novels that will explore the songs and experiences of the most exciting musical artists. Fans visiting Comic-Con San Diego can get an exclusive first preview of the interior pages when visiting the HEAVY METAL booth #1529 at the convention between today and Sunday, July 23.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of HEAVY METAL said “I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”

Says Nikki Sixx: “THE HEROIN DIARIES has always been deeply personal to me. So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic HEAVY METAL brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on THE HEROIN DIARIES that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of THE HEROIN DIARIES, old and new and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”

Working in close collaboration with Sixx, the HEROIN DIARIES is being adapted by Rantz Hoseley, known for his award-winning work with Tori Amos on the graphic novel COMIC BOOK TATTOO, along with acclaimed artists Danijel Zezelj, Andy Kuhn and Kieron Dwyer. Hoseley summed up the development experience by saying, “Getting to work with Nikki and his team at 10th Street Entertainment to bring this story to life in a new way has been incredible. It’s been a fantastic collaboration focused on the sole goal that when the fans pick it up, it blows their hair back like a power chord through a stack of Marshalls.”

The 150 page graphic novel will be presented in a 12”x12” prestige “album” format and come in different collector’s editions, details of which will be revealed in the near future. Those interested should sign up now at Pledge Music to guarantee the opportunity to purchase a copy, receive an exclusive 10% discount on their order when the graphic novel becomes available for purchase next month and also, to get exclusive news about the the forthcoming 10th anniversary editions of the book and soundtrack first.

Nikki Sixx: Twitter Facebook Instagram

Heavy Metal: http://www.heavymetal.com/


Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M, three-time New York Times best selling author with The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt and Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown.

As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. Mediums such as his books, radio shows, music and others have given Sixx the ability to fully develop as an artist.

In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits.

Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 100 million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out global tours, Mötley Crüe pioneering and selling out the first hard rock residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the award-winning 2012 Kia Motors Superbowl commercial and photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement, Alexa. Songs written by Sixx have been used in commercials for renowned brands, such as Dodge and Coldwell Banker amongst many more. Nikki Sixx has raised several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild In The Night charity for Covenant House California.

Monday through Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show

Sixx Sense, which airs on over 115 stations, Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.

Through the show, Sixx also introduced the audience to discover the next generation of new music talent and has helped break bands such as rock sensations Nothing More amongst others. Syndicated by Premiere Networks (iHeart Media), the show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx, which airs on weekends. The programs can also be heard internationally by approximately 2.8 million weekly listeners and is available on iHeart Media's digital platform, iHeartradio. Sixx Sense celebrated its seven-year anniversary in February 2017.

Nikki Sixx is currently turning his bestselling book The Heroin Diaries into a play anticipated to open in 2018. His first ever photography exhibition in partnership with iconic camera manufacturer Leica will premiere in Los Angeles this Fall before traveling on to galleries around the globe.

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Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known for its iconic blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Now in it’s 40th year of publication, Heavy Metal is the fourth oldest American comics publisher, and some of the greatest European and American comic book writers and artists in history have appeared in this legendary publication’s pages, Since the magazine’s inception in 1977, the Heavy Metal banner has been seen in video games, television, and a 1981 animated feature film. In 2015, the brand established acclaimed comic book writer Grant Morrison as it's Editor-in-Chief, and launched it’s first-ever line of traditional monthly American comics. The brand is overseen by Publisher Kevin Eastman, and CEO Jeff Krelitz.

PR Contacts:

Nikki Sixx:
Leslie Hermelin @ E7LG (212.334.3160 | Leslie@E7LG.com)
Jill Segal @ E7LG (212.334.3160 | Jill@E7LG.com)

Heavy Metal:
Jeremy Atkins (503.837.9364) | jremyschuyleratkins@gmail.com

VAMPS Release New Single "Calling"

VAMPS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CALLING” 

PURCHASE/STREAM: 
APPLE | SPOTIFY

NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWORLD’ OUT APRIL 28
VIA ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC

MAY U.S. TOUR WITH I PREVAIL/STARSET AND MORE

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2017)—Japanese rock band VAMPS—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust)—have today unveiled the next single “CALLING” off their highly anticipated, forthcoming album UNDERWORLD, out April 28 on Eleven Seven Music. Newly signed to Eleven Seven Music for the world (excluding South America, Southeast Asia, and Japan), this is the band’s first release through the label. “Calling” is available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, and can be purchased on iTunes. It will be on sale everywhere on April 7. Watch an exclusive clip of VAMPS discussing the new single HERE.

VAMPS recently finished the official music video for “Calling” with award-winning director, Nick Peterson (Five Finger Death Punch "Wrong Side Of Heaven”). Check out a preview of the forthcoming video HERE.

VAMPS’ upcoming album UNDERWORLD is produced by Howard Benson (Halestorm, Chris Cornell, Papa Roach, Motörhead) and Kane Churko (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch). The album includes the band’s biggest streaming success to date, "Inside of Me," featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless In White and "Rise or Die," which was co-written with Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe.

Meanwhile, VAMPS are gearing up for their 2017 U.S. tour, kicking off May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama. The band will be touring with I Prevail and Starset, and have also announced a string of headline dates with newcomers Palaye Royale (www.palayeroyale.com) and Darke Complex (http://darkecomplex.com) as support—See full tour routing below.

VAMPS 2017 U.S. Spring Tour Dates
(I PREVAIL Dates = * Headline Dates = bold print)

Purchase tickets HERE. Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades are available HERE.

5/2* Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
5/3* Knoxville, TN - Concourse at the International
5/4* Richmond, VA - Canal Club
5/6 Baltimore, MD Rams - Head Live
5/8* Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
5/9* Portland, ME - Aura
5/11 Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Club Lounge

5/14* West Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
5/15* Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
5/17* Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
5/18* Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/19 Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
5/21 Houston, TX - Scout Bar
5/22 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
5/24 Denver, CO - Bluebird
5/25 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VAMPS, VISIT:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jill Segal at Eleven Seven Music
212-334-3160 | JillS@elevensevenmusic.com

ABOUT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC
In 2006, Eleven Seven emerged as the preeminent 21st century rock label. As the vision of Tenth Street Entertainment C.E.O. Allen Kovac, the roster includes Five Finger Death Punch (ex-North America), HELLYEAH, In Flames, Papa Roach, and Sixx:A.M.. This full-service independent powerhouse has achieved an unprecedented string of successes, including FMQB’s 2008 “Rock Label of the Year” and Billboard’s 2010 “Rock Label of the Year.” Year after year, Eleven Seven Music has been a dominant label at rock radio.  According to Mediabase,  Eleven Seven was 2015’s top independent label in rock radio market share (#3 overall). In 2015, Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R. bowed at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 and in 2016 alone, Eleven Seven launched successful campaigns for HELLYEAH’s UNDEN!ABLE and Sixx:A.M.’s Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1, achieving Top 25 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while In Flames’ Battles galvanized the veteran act’s career. From radio and licensing, to publicity and marketing, Eleven Seven continues to set the pace for the rock vanguard.

 

VAMPS ADD U.S. HEADLINE SHOWS TO I PREVAIL AND STARSET SPRING TOUR DATES

VAMPS ADD U.S. HEADLINE SHOWS TO
I PREVAIL AND STARSET SPRING TOUR DATES

GENERAL TICKET ON SALE STARTS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 17 AT 12PM EST

NEXT SINGLE ‘CALLING’ OUT MARCH 22

NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWORLD’ TO BE RELEASED APRIL 28

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2017)VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) just revealed a string of U.S. headline shows around the recently announced May tour dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET (see all dates below). Support on the additionally added VAMPS headline shows will come from newcomers PALAYE ROYALE (www.palayeroyale.com) and DARKE COMPLEX (http://darkecomplex.com).

VAMPS also confirmed their next single “Calling” will be out on streaming and iTunes March 22 and available for sale everywhere on April 7. The band is currently shooting the official music video for the song with award-winning director, Nick Peterson.

“Calling” will be featured on VAMPS’ highly anticipated forthcoming new album, UNDERWORLD, out April 28 via Eleven Seven Music, right in time to kick off the 2017 U.S. tour beginning May 2 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tickets for the dates with I PREVAIL and STARSET are already on sale. The newly announced additional headline shows go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE. Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades will also be available starting Friday, March 17 at 12pm EDT HERE.

VAMPS worked on UNDERWORLD with writer/producers HOWARD BENSON (Halestorm, Chris Cornell, Papa Roach, Motörhead) and KANE CHURKO (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch). Check out an exclusive music preview of new single “Calling” HERE.

Last fall, VAMPS crashed North American soil for select headline dates which included stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City in support of two new songs: "Inside of Me" featuring CHRIS MOTIONLESS from MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and "Rise or Die," which was co-written with EMIGRATE/RAMMSTEIN guitarist RICHARD Z. KRUSPE.

“Inside Of Me” was the first VAMPS track to ever receive airplay on SiriusXM Octane and impressively won the weekly Octane Twitter poll by a landslide. The song has since become the band’s biggest streaming success to date. Get “Inside Of me” and “Rise Or Die” on iTunes and Apple Music HERE or stream them on Spotify HERE. Watch the official music video for “inside Of Me” HERE.

VAMPS
2017 U.S. Spring Tour Dates

(I PREVAIL DATES = * HEADLINE DATES = bold print)
5/3* Knoxville, TNConcourse at the International
5/4* Richmond, VACanal Club
5/6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
5/8* Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
5/9* Portland, MEAura
5/11 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge

5/14* West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
5/15* Omaha, NESokol Auditorium
5/17* Traverse City, MIGround Zero
5/18* Louisville, KYDiamond Pub Concert Hall
5/19 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
5/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
5/22 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
5/24 Denver, CO Bluebird
5/25 Tempe, AZ The Marquee


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VAMPS Join I Prevail and Starset on U.S. Tour

VAMPS JOIN I PREVAIL AND STARSET ON U.S. TOUR

GENERAL TICKET ON SALE STARTS THIS FRIDAY, 2/24 AT 12PM EST

PREVIEW AN EXCLUSIVE NEW SONG TEASER HERE

NEW VAMPS ALBUM COMING OUT THIS SPRING!

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 21, 2017) — VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust) announced today that they will be returning to the U.S. this spring to join I PREVAIL and STARSET on their upcoming May U.S. tour (see dates below). U.K. newcomers AS LIONS will also join select dates with opener COVER YOUR TRACKS rounding out the tour lineup.

VAMPS vocalist HYDE states: "Playing with some of the most exciting rock bands out there, I Prevail and Starset, is an honor and we’re very much looking forward to this tour. We had a great North American tour last Fall but time was limited so we’re thrilled to come back this spring and hit more cities.”

Adds VAMPS guitarist K.A.Z.: “We can’t wait to see all of our loyal U.S. fans and make new ones. Every time we’ve come to the United States we’ve received a tremendously warm welcome so we’re stoked to play some brand new songs from our forthcoming album to all of you for the first time. See you at the shows!"

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 2/24 at 12 pm est – get yours here.
Exclusive VAMPS VIP upgrades will be available starting Friday 2/24 at 12 pm est
here: https://ticket.artistarena.com/events/24664

VAMPS just wrapped up in the studio with writer/producer KANE CHURKO (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach) to put finishing touches on their next full length album, out later this spring. Check out an exclusive music preview here.

I PREVAIL’s current single, “Alone” is climbing up the SiriusXM Octane chart and has already reached #5. STARSET’s new album VESSELS recently debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart.

Last Fall, VAMPS crashed North American soil for select headline dates which included stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Mexico City in support of two new songs: "Inside of Me" featuring CHRIS MOTIONLESS from MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, and "Rise or Die" which was co-written with EMIGRATE/RAMMSTEIN guitarist RICHARD Z. KRUSPE.

“Inside Of Me” was the first VAMPS track to ever receive airplay on SiriusXM Octane and impressively won the weekly Octane Twitter poll by a landslide. The song has since become the band’s biggest streaming success to date. Get “Inside Of me” and “Rise Or Die” on iTunes and Apple Music here or stream them on Spotify here. Official music video: "Inside of Me".

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I Prevail / Starset / Vamps / Cover Your Tracks

2017 Tour Dates

5/2  Birmingham, AL     Workplay Soundstage

5/3  Knoxville, TN     Concourse at the International

5/4  Richmond, VA     Canal Club

5/8  Clifton Park, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

5/9  Portland, ME     Aura

5/14*  West Des Moines, IA     Val Air Ballroom

5/15  Omaha, NE     Sokol Auditorium

5/17  Traverse City, MI     Ground Zero

5/18**  Louisville, KY     Diamond Pub Concert Hall

* without STARSET
** plus AS LIONS


Look out for more VAMPS tour dates to be announced in the near future.

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Sixx:A.M. Release Fifth Studio Album 'Vol. 2 - Prayers For The Blessed'

Sixx:A.M. Release Fifth Studio Album 'Vol. 2 - Prayers For The Blessed'

"We Will Not Go Quietly" Featured As Theme Song
For A&E's 'Gangland Undercover'

(NEW YORK, NY, November 18, 2016) – Rock luminaries SIXX:A.M. release their 5th studio album Vol. 2 Prayers for the Blessed TODAY via Eleven Seven Music. Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1 Prayers For The Damned, which was released earlier this year, Volume 2 is an evolution from the first chapter that continues to push the band’s sound forward. The album is now available for purchase and streaming via Apple, Spotify, Amazon and Google

Vol. 2 Prayers for the Blessed includes outsider anthem and lead single “We Will Not Go Quietly,” the classic 70’s ballad “Without You,” the operatic show stopper "Maybe It's Time," and the groove-driven, radio-ready rocker "That's Gonna Leave A Scar." The official video for “We Will Not Go Quietly” was directed by iconic director Wayne Isham (Michael Jackson, Muse, Britney Spears) and filmed during their recent show in Edmonton, Alberta. It offers viewers a “show-day-in-the-life-of” the band, in addition to their powerful on-stage energy.

"We Will Not Go Quietly” is also featured as the opening theme song for season 2 of A&E’s gritty drama series Gangland Undercover, premiering Thursday, December 8 at 10PM ET/PT (check your local listings). 

“'Vol. 2 Prayers For The Blessed’ is without a doubt the most visceral and passionate record that SIXX:A.M. has ever recorded. We opened the floodgates on this one. Musically and lyrically we went deeper than we ever have before.” -- James Michael

Touring three continents this year, SIXX:A.M—comprised of Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba, and James Michael--have been sharing their music with a global audience and performing the songs from Vol. 2 Prayers For The Blessed. SIXX:A.M. are currently on their US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and As Lions, with remaining dates in Boston, Newark, and Philadelphia—tour routing below. Tickets for the tour can be purchased HERE.

TOUR DATES:

with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, As Lions
Fri    11/18   Louisville, KY        KFC Yum! Center
Sat    11/19   Peoria, IL            Peoria Civic Center
Mon    11/21   Toledo, OH            Huntington Center
Tue    11/22   Rochester, NY        Blue Cross Arena
Fri    11/25   Worcester, MA         DCU Center
Sat    11/26   Newark, NJ            Prudential Center
Sun    11/27   Portland, ME        Cross Insurance Arena
Tue    11/29   Syracuse, NY        The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Thu    12/1     Philadelphia, PA        Wells Fargo Center
Fri    12/2     Hershey, PA            Giant Center
Sat    12/3     Huntington, WV        Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Mon    12/5     Greenville, SC         Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Tue    12/6     Charleston, SC        N. Charleston Civic Center
Thu    12/8     Orlando, FL             Amway Arena
Fri    12/9     Tampa, FL            Amalie Arena
Sat    12/10   Duluth, GA            Infinite Energy Center

VAMPS Announce North American Headline Tour in November - Tickets On Sale At 1PM EST Today!

VAMPS Announce North American Headline Tour in November - Tickets On Sale At 1PM EST Today!

New Double Single Out Now:
"Inside Of Me" Feat. Chris Motionless from Motionless In White
and
"Rise Or Die" Co-Written by VAMPS and Richard Z. Kruspe of Emigrate / Rammstein

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2016) — VAMPS, the visually-arresting Japanese rock band featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), are back! There is a swell of activity surrounding the band, including new songs with major guests, a Fall 2016 headline tour across North America and working on their next full length album.

VAMPS just dropped not one but two songs with blockbuster features: "Inside of Me" features Chris Motionless from Motionless in White, while "Rise or Die" was co-written with Emigrate and Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe. The songs are available via Spinefarm Records now. Get them on iTunes and Apple Music or stream them on Spotify. For a preview of the new tracks go here and check out the official music video for "Inside of Me" below.

HYDE spoke about the new material, which was written and recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down etc.). "The recording session with Howard Benson and his team was very creative," Hyde said. "I truly enjoyed writing and recording these new songs. 'Inside of Me' contains themes of the forbidden and abstinence. 'Rise or Die' is a very catchy rock song that gets the audience pumped up when we play it live. I hope everyone likes these new songs."

VAMPS will also crash U.S. soil for November headline dates and bring along special guest CITIZEN ZERO whose current single “Go (Let me save you)” is available through Wind Up Records and has already climbed up to #23 on the rock radio charts. Find out more about Citizen Zero here. 

It's a welcome return to America for VAMPS and the first time they will tour the U.S. since their special guest stint with SIXX:A.M. in Spring 2015. The tour kicks off November 7 in Los Angeles and will hit select major markets across the U.S., Canada and Mexico throughout November. Tickets go on sale at 1pm EST today – see a full list of dates and ticket links below.

"VAMPS are coming back to the States," enthused K.A.Z. "We will return to some of the cities we performed at with SIXX:A.M. and APOCALYPTICA last year. We will be playing some new songs and this will be a great tour. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the rock fans out there!"

VAMPS just concluded several sold-out shows in their hometown of Tokyo, Japan with support from U.S. rock heavyweights IN THIS MOMENT and Finland’s finest, APOCALYPTICA, the latter of which previously collaborated with VAMPS on the 2015 single “Sin In Justice”. 

The rest of 2016 will see VAMPS working on the follow up album to 2015’s Bloodsuckers and the band expects to return to the U.S. for more shows next spring. 

VAMPS - North American Tour 2016
With Special Guest CITIZEN ZERO

Sunday, 11/6 - San Francisco, CA - Social Hall SF
Monday, 11/7 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
Thursday, 11/10 - Mexico City, Mexico - Teatro Metropolitan  (On-sale 9/22)
Sunday, 11/13 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza            
Monday, 11/14 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 
Tuesday, 11/15 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (On-sale 9/22)

 
 

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IN FLAMES Lyric Video for "The Truth" Out Now via Sirius Octane

IN FLAMES Lyric Video for "The Truth" Out Now via Sirius Octane

New Album Battles out November 11 via Eleven Seven Music

Following the announcement of the November 11th release of their 12th studio LP, Battles, Sweden’s metal/rock pioneers, IN FLAMES have released the lyric video for lead single, “The Truth” via Sirius Octane, OUT NOW.  WATCH the video HERE. With a pounding, anthem-like force, “The Truth” is instantly infectious, motivating the listener with a “take-the-power-back” mantra.

 Last month, Decibel Magazine premiered a first offering from Battles, with the release of “The End.”  Both songs, recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, The Used), were part of a new approach of collaboration for the band.  The album sees the band staying true to their signature sound, and will speak to all IN FLAMES fans alike.  
 
Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, IN FLAMES have had six albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1 debuts. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and MEGADETH, and have held several mainstage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including Ozzfest, Download Festival, Graspop, Taste of Chaos, Hellfest and Rock Am Ring / Im Park, amongst many others. Following the release of Battles, IN FLAMES will be performing a string of dates in the UK alongside AVENGED SEVENFOLD and DISTURBED — Check out the full tour routing below:

TOUR DATES:
November 6 - Tokyo, Japan @ Knotfest Japan
November 12 - Orlando, FL @ Kink Festival
 
With AVENGED SEVENFOLD and DISTURBED:
January 10 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
January 12 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
January 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Genting Arena
January 15 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena
January 16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
January 18 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
January 19 – Cardiff, Wales, UK @ Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
January 21 – London, UK @ Peninsula Square O2 Arena
 
Look out for more dates forthcoming soon!
 
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Canada's Biggest Co-Headline Arena Rock Tour of the Fall Kicks Off With Raging Opening Weekend

Canada's Biggest Co-Headline Arena Rock Tour of the Fall Kicks Off With Raging Opening Weekend

Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach
with very special guest Sixx:A.M.
and Support From Ashes To New

Canada’s biggest arena rock tour of the Fall kicked off to raging crowds with massive shows in Abbotsford, BC, Penticton, BC, and a sold-out performance in Calgary, AB this past weekend. Co-headliners, Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach, blew fans away with their crowd-pleasing sets, including hits and timeless favorites from their extensive catalogues which collectively, between both bands have over 3 Billion streams.

Sixx:A.M. wowed fans with their latest hit and title track from their album ”Prayers for the Damned” (currently Top 30 on the Rock Radio charts in the US and Canada). Their fifth studio album, Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed, is set for release on November 18th via Eleven Seven Music. Sixx:A.M. will shoot the video for their next single at the show in Edmonton at Rexall Place on September 17th. 

The bands brought along up-and-coming opening act, From Ashes To New, whose debut album Day One includes the lead singles "Through It All" and “Lost and Alone”.

Check out show highlights below

Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach w/special guests Sixx:A.M.

Canadian tour with Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach is off to an incredible start with killer shows in Abbotsford, Penticton + a SOLD OUT CROWD in Calgary... Grab your tickets while you can: http://sixxammusic.com/ Full Story here: http://bit.ly/2c8rGBX

Posted by Sixx:A.M. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach involved their fans in choosing which 14 cities to visit on the tour via an exclusive “demand campaign”. Over 90,000 votes were cast by fans across Canada. The bands are donating $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to the Canadian Red Cross for Disaster Relief Management. Fans who wish to contribute to this worthy cause are urged to text TOUR to 45678 to make a $5 donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Tickets are still available for a few shows on the tour. Get your tickets now before they sell out. Don’t miss the biggest Canadian arena rock tour of the fall! 

Edmonton will also be the site of a massive autograph session presented by HMV with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and Sixx:A.M. at West Edmonton Mall’s Newcap Radio Stage, and will include a special performance by From Ashes To New.

Sixx:A.M. will be signing autographs from 11:00am-11:45am, Papa Roach from 12:30pm-1:15pm, and Five Finger Death Punch from 1:45pm-2:30pm (local time). The performance by From Ashes To New will take place from 12:00pm-12:20pm.