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Daze of the Dead: In This Moment – HALF GOD / HALF DEVIL TOUR

Of Mice & Men, Avatar

October 29

7:00 pm

All Ages

Dead Nation Pre$ents: Daze of the Dead
IN THIS MOMENT – HALF GOD / HALF DEVIL TOUR
Of Mice & Men
Avatar

Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:00pm
Roseland Theater
All Ages General Admission Floor | 21 & Over Reserved Seating Balcony
No refunds or
exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable.

“Print at Home” Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show. Print at home tickets can be physically printed out or displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door.

 

Throughout  history,  art  rejoices  and  revels  in  the  wisdom  of  women.     Within  a  deck  of  tarot  cards,  the  High  Priestess  serves  as  the  guardian  of  the  unconscious.  In   Greek  mythology,  the  old  oracles  celebrate  the  Mother  Goddess.  William  Shakespeare  posited   portentous  prescience  in  the  form  of  MacBeth’s  “Three  Witches.”  On  their  sixth  full-­length  album   Ritual,  In  This  Moment—Maria  Brink  [vocals,  piano],  Chris  Howorth  [lead  guitar],  Travis  Johnson   [bass],  Randy  Weitzel  [rhythm  guitar],  and  Kent  Diimel  [drums]—unearth  a  furious  and  focused   feminine  fire  from  a  cauldron  of  jagged  heavy  metal,  hypnotic  alternative,  and  smoky  voodoo   blues.     It’s  an  evolution.  It’s  a  statement.  It’s  In  This  Moment  2017…   “It’s  like  we’re  going  into  the  next  realm,”  asserts  Maria.  “I  had  a  conviction  of  feeling   empowered  in  my  life  and  with  myself.  I  always  write  from  a  personal  place,  and  I  needed  to   share  that  sense  of  strength.  I’ve  never  been  afraid  to  hold  back.  Sometimes,  I  can  be  very   suggestive.  However,  I  wanted  to  show  our  fans  that  this  is  the  most  powerful  side  of  myself  and   it’s  without  overt  sexuality.  It’s  that  deeper  serious  fire  inside  of  my  heart.”   “What  Maria  is  saying  comes  from  deep  inside,”  Chris  affirms.  “This  time,  we  had  a  bunch  of   ideas  started  before  we  hit  the  studio.  There  was  a  really  clear  direction.  It’s  different.”   The  group  spent  two  years  supporting  their  biggest  album  yet  2014’s  Black  Widow.  Upon   release,  it  seized  their  highest  position  to  date  on  the  Billboard  Top  200,  bowing  at  #8.   Simultaneously,  it  clinched  #3  on  the  Hard  Rock  Albums  chart  and  spawned  a  series  of  hits   such  as  “Sick  Like  Me,”  “Big  Bad  Wolf,”  and  “Sex  Metal  Barbie”—all  cracking  8  million  Spotify   streams  each  and  topping  Rock  Radio.  Meanwhile,  the  band’s  signature  smash  “Whore”   crossed  the  20-­million  mark.     Furthermore,  the  title  track  off  In  This  Moment’s  2012  album,  Blood,  has  been  certified  gold  by   the  RIAA.  A  remarkable  accomplishment,  the  companion  music  video  for  “Blood”  has  been   viewed  over  27  million  times.   Between  headline  tours,  they  incinerated  stages  everywhere  from  Rock  On  The  Range  to   Download  Festival.  In  March  2016,  Maria  and  Chris  commenced  writing  for  what  would  become   the  new  record  with  longtime  collaborator  and  multiple  GRAMMY®  Award-­nominated  producer   Kevin  Churko  [Five  Finger  Death  Punch,  Ozzy  Osbourne]  at  his  Las  Vegas  compound.   Following  a  high-­profile  summer  2016  tour  with  Korn  and  Rob  Zombie,  the  duo  began  writing.   Then,  Maria  visited  Salem,  MA  for  the  very  first  time  with  all  of  the  women  in  her  family  quite   appropriately  during  Halloween.   “We  were  really  tapping  the  energy  there,”  she  says.  “We  were  honoring  each  other.  I  was   seeking  inspiration  and  experience  to  inspire  me  in  this  album.  I  was  trying  to  find  a  lot  of  truth  in   myself.  I  loved  Salem.  I  was  blown  away  by  how  visually  beautiful  it  is.  The  history  of  the  witch   burnings  is  fascinating.  It  was  a  special  ceremonial  journey.”   Galvanized  and  inspired,  Maria  and  Chris  returned  to  Kevin’s  stronghold  to  complete  recording.   In  an  atmosphere  of  candles,  crystals,  incense,  and  a  cackling  fireplace,  they  expanded  their   aural  palette  once  again,  welcoming  a  doom  blues  bombast  into  the  sonic  fold.   “We  love  Black  Widow,  but  it  was  very  electronic,”  Chris  explains.  “This  is  a  little  more  organic,   emphasizing  guitars,  bass,  drums,  and  vocals.  We  slowed  down  the  groove  a  little  bit.  I  got  to  play  some  slide  guitar,  and  I’ve  never  done  that.  There’s  a  bluesy  side,  which  we’ve  also  never   had.”   “We  always  want  to  grow  and  evolve,”  Maria  adds.  “It  was  a  chance  to  get  a  little  more  serious.”   That  progression  shines  through  the  first  single  “Oh  Lord.”  A  minimal  drum  and  handclap   echoes  as  Maria’s  wild  incantation  takes  hold.  Guitars  shiver  and  shake  as  the  frontwoman   delivers  an  undeniable  refrain.   “The  meaning  of  ‘Oh  Lord’  is  central  to  the  album,”  she  reveals.  “I  should  be  able  to  have  a   relationship  with  what  I  perceive  God  to  be.  For  me,  it’s  this  strength  and  light.  When  I  was   younger,  I  felt  guilty  for  thinking  of  these  things.  I’m  not  supposed  to  touch  an  oracle  card,  a   tarot  card,  or  these  beautiful  things,  because  they’re  ‘bad.’  I  had  these  fears  in  me  for  a  long   time  like,  ‘Is  this  wrong?’  I  realized  I  don’t  have  to  be  afraid  anymore.  There’s  a  lot  of  learning   and  an  awakening  in  that  one.”   Inverting  everyone’s  favorite  Billy  Idol  nuptial  anthem,  “Black  Wedding”  sees  Maria  walk  down   the  aisle  of  musical  madness  with  none  other  than  Judas  Priest  frontman  Rob  Halford.  Co-­ written  with  Stevens,  it’s  an  explosive  and  enchanting  duet.   “I  can’t  believe  that  happened,”  beams  Chris.  “Maria  hit  up  Rob  and  asked  if  he  was  interested.   He  jumped  right  on  it.  I  can’t  believe  we  got  him.”   “Who  doesn’t  love  ‘White  Wedding?’,”  laughs  Maria.  “We  wanted  to  do  a  spin-­off  that’s  creative.   It’s  a  question-­and-­answer  between  me  and  another  voice.  The  chorus  essentially  says  this  isn’t   going  to  be  the  opposite  of  a  happy  ending!  You’re  becoming  empowered  by  heartbreak.”   Chris  breaks  out  the  slide  on  the  raging  “River  of  Fire,”  while  “Witching  Hour”  dances  around  the   flames  to  a  new  wave-­inspired  groove  and  midnight  lore  as  Maria  recants,  “This  idea  of  me   being  burned  as  a  witch  in  a  past  life  for  teaching  people  to  be  free.”  Elsewhere,  “Roots”   practically  opens  up  the  earth  with  its  sheer  seismic  force.   “Sometimes,  I  have  to  go  through  pain  in  order  to  forgive  and  let  go,”  she  adds.  “I  love  to  thank   the  hate  in  people.  It’s  that  sort  of  energy.  I’ll  be  okay,  hold  my  head  strong,  push  forward,  do   what  I’ve  got  to  do,  and  prevail.”   Simultaneously,  In  This  Moment  breathe  a  dark  new  life  into  the  Phil  Collins’  classic  “In  The  Air   Tonight.”     “We  can’t  reproduce  what  he  did  in  a  million  years,”  she  says.  “It’s  one  of  the  best  songs  ever.   We  did  our  own  interpretation  and  made  it  a  little  more  sinister  like  our  ritual.”   The  ritual  has  begun,  and  In  This  Moment  ignite  a  brighter  fire  than  ever  before  here.   “When  fans  hear  this,  I  want  them  to  feel  the  music,  whether  they  take  away  sadness,  anger,  or   happiness,”  concludes  Chris.  “As  a  kid,  I  remember  listening  to  records  and  putting  them  on   repeat  over  and  over  again.  I’d  love  for  the  world  to  listen  and  absorb  this  as  a  piece  of  work.”   Maria  leaves  off,  “I  want  everybody  to  be  unafraid  of  who  they  are  and  not  worry  about  what  the   rest  of  society  says.  Be  strong.  Be  loud.  We  love  our  fans  deeply.  I  hope  everybody  feels  that   love  and  powerful  in  who  they  are.”

 

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