Sevendust, Filter, and Gravity Kills lead the lineup for the inaugural Locobazooka tour, due to kick off June 27 at Milwaukee's Summerfest. Audiovent, Nonpoint, Reveille, and Mushroomhead are also confirmed for the trek, with additional bands to be added.
Modern rock outfit Sevendust will headline the fourth Cutty Whiskey Rock the Boat tour, which kicks off Wednesday (April 3) and is currently booked through May 23 in Kansas City, Mo. The trek will feature support from Reveille, Soil, and Breaking Point at various stops (see itinerary below). Last year's Rock The Boat tour was headlined by Cold; past headliners have included Godsmack, Fuel, 3 Doors Down, and Our Lady Peace.
If you ask Sevendust lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, all the animosity the members of the Atlanta-based hard rock act once possessed is behind them. The group still named its new TVT album "Animosity," but Witherspoon was referring to his feelings toward the group's former manager, who he feels mishandled their career. This, despite the fact that the group once played more than 300 shows in an 18-month stretch.
Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," which also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums tally, is Brooks' best opening since 1998's "Double Live," which sold a then-record of 1.01 million units in its first week.