We’ll be headlining the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with Crown The Empire, ONE OK ROCK and Night Verses! Tickets and VIP upgrades are on sale now at vip.issuesrock.us!

MAR 18 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
MAR 20 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
MAR 22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
MAR 23 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel
MAR 24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
MAR 26 San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
MAR 27 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
MAR 28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
MAR 29 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
MAR 31 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
APR 01 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
APR 02 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre
APR 03 Knoxville, TN @ The International
APR 05 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
APR 06 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
APR 08 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
APR 09 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
APR 11 New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
APR 12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
APR 13 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
APR 15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
APR 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
APR 17 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
APR 18 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

2014 Hearts and Hands Gala

Join us for the Fourth Annual Hearts and Hands Gala honoring the Alterwitz Family of Walker Furniture at the Hard Rock. Enjoy a wonderful cocktail hour and dinner, entertainment, raffle, and silent and live auctions.   Join us as we raise awareness and needed funds for essential programs that assist seniors in our community.

Special Master of Ceremonies:  Kevin Wall from KXNT 100.5 FM. Entertainment by Clay Overlien, Andy DiMino (Dean Martin Impersonator, and The Fab (Beatles Tribute Band).

Band of Skulls at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel

Band of Skulls at Vinyl in Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 9, 2013

With a crisp bite in the air, last Saturday at Paradise and Harmon in Las Vegas proved to be electric for The Hard Rock Hotel. The entire weekend was consumed by local and traveling music lovers. The big act of the weekend was The Who performing Quadrophenia and other staples as the headliners for Friday and Sunday night. Returning local heroes Imagine Dragons filled The Joint, Hard Rock’s largest venue, on Saturday but the performer I was there to see was the Southampton natives Band of Skulls.

Band of Skulls have been building a following since 2008 when they first began to play shows around London quickly gained notoriety having their songs on soundtracks for Twilight saga and Friday Night Lights television show. The band also toured as opener for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dead Weather, and Muse. Band of Skulls is categorized as alternative but is clearly heavily influenced by blues driven guitar heavy classic rock. The audience, warmed up by opener Vintage Trouble, and turned ecstatic from the atmosphere at Hard Rock could barely be contained by the time Band of Skulls took the stage. This was my first time as an audience member in Vinyl and the space did not disappoint. I have heard the venue described as attempting to capture the vibe of a small Chicago club. While the space is clearly more newly renovated and well planned than many of your favorite Chicago spots I suppose if I really squeeze my eyes I can imagine Vinyl as the cross between Empty Bottle and Lincoln Hall if the fresh look of Lincoln Hall was designed for the size space of Empty Bottle.

Band of Skulls quickly announced this was their final show of the tour and cranked out the hits without delay. The fast tempo tracks assaulted the audience like clockwork. While the entire audience was engaged, never taking their eyes off the band, a few keys fans slammed their fists on stage and jumped enthusiastically throughout the performance. One of Vinyl’s clear distinctions from other dive bar venues is it’s high quality lighting and sound turning the small room into an intimate space for any level artist.

The show ending with singer/guitar player Russell Marsden stating “You made our last stop on our tour very special and I want to thank you for that.” Then slipping in, “This will be our last song of the set.” Before launching into a bombastic and heartfelt “Light of the Morning.”   -Ben