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Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist and songwriter Mark Tremonti is doing a solid for…Prince!

He has relocated his highly anticipated debut solo appearance in Chicago this Sunday, Sept. 23, as a courtesy to The Purple One. The show, originally scheduled for the House of Blues, has moved to The Bottom Lounge that same night at 7:30PM. Tremonti is moving the show at the request of Prince to make way for an intimate concert event before Prince’s three-night run at The United Center next week. All tickets for the House of Blues will be honored at the Bottom Lounge that night. We guess that when Prince asks you for a favor, you do it. Maybe he can return it by showing up at one of Tremonti’s gigs down the road? Just sayin’. [Via Press Release]

Cassettes? What are those, right? Well, if you are a millennial, those are as ancient as an 8-track, but that isn’t stopping The Sword from resurrecting the relic-like medium. The band will release its fourth album Apocryphon on Oct. 22 and has partnered with indie record stores nationwide for a special promotion. When fans buy the record on CD or vinyl, they will also receive a free, limited-edition, hand-numbered version of the same record on cassette tape, while supplies last, of course. This promotion is a partnership with Record Store Day’s ongoing collaboration with participating independent retailers. Go here or here for more info. If you don’t have a cassette player on which to play it, save it as a collector’s item. [Via Press Release]

August Burns Red just released an audio stream of “Sleigh Ride” from August Burns Red presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album which drops Oct. 9 via Solid State.

“‘Sleigh Ride’ was the last song to come together for Sleddin’ Hill and one of the trickier songs to cover due to its crazy structure and various key changes,” said guitarist JB Brubaker in a statement. “The original song is all over the place and so is our version. ‘Sleigh Ride’ is a complete roller coaster – there is even a jazz section in the middle complete with horns. The end reminds me of a rock ‘n’ roll dance party in the 1960s. I don’t know what else to say – you just have to listen to it.”

Listen to ‘Sleigh Ride’

Clutch have announced the dates and locations for their annual holiday tour. They will embark on a post-Christmas run with Mondo Generator, Saviors and Wino. In other Clutch news, the band is in the studio working on its next album. Expect an early 2013 release.

12/26: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel
12/28: Lexington KY @ Buster’s Billiards & Backroom
12/29: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/30: Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/31: Worcester MA @ The Palladium

[Via Press Release]

Primus is extending its psychedelic 3D show to the state of California for a holiday tour that begins in San Diego, Calif. at the Balboa Theater on Dec. 27, heading to the Wiltern in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 29, followed by two nights at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater on Dec. 30 and 31. The tour, which includes two sets per evening, is the first-ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical performance, sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience, further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound. Primus teamed with 3D Live from Burbank, Calif. to create original 3D content for this tour. Audience members will be given 3D glasses in order to fully experience a visual and audio performance like no other. Full tour dates are below.
In conjunction with the tour, ATO Records will release a 10″ single, with live versions of “Jilly’s On Smack” and “Eyes of the Squirrel.” The vinyl, which will be wrapped in a green naugahyde sleeve, will be available at independent record stores for Black Friday – Nov. 23.

Watch Primus’ ‘Lee Van Cleef’ Video

Primus tour dates:

Oct. 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
Oct. 13 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 15 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
Oct. 16 – Wilkes Barre, PA – Kirby Center
Oct. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
Oct. 19 – New York NY – Hammerstein
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 21 – Providence, RI – Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Niagra Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC – Moogfest
Oct. 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
Oct. 28 – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
Oct. 30 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Nov. 2 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Nov. 4 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX – McFarlin
Nov. 7 – Austin, TX – Bass Hall
Nov. 9 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
Nov. 10 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
Dec. 27 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theater
Dec. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec. 30-31 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater

[Via Press Release]

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