According to The Pulse of Radio, GODSMACK, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE are teaming for a summer tour that will start sometime in July. The trek has not been officially confirmed yet, and no dates or cities have been announced. The tour would mark a change in plans for GODSMACK, which went on hiatus at the end of last year after touring for much of 2006 and 2007 behind its "IV" album. Singer Sully Erna planned to work on a solo record, while the other members of the group released a CD under the name ANOTHER ANIMAL.

SEVENDUST recently issued its latest effort, "Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow", and was initially announced as part of the lineup for this summer's inaugural Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour with SLIPKNOT and DISTURBED. But drummer Morgan Rose told The Pulse of Radio why the band decided to pull out. "Financially it wasn't going to work," he said. "We weren't going to be able to make enough money to even survive. If we would have went out in a van, with no crew guys, sleeping on the street, we still wouldn't have made enough money, and that's just enough money to keep our families, you know, from not having to get kicked out of the house."

SEVENDUST recently wrapped up their first trek since original guitarist Clint Lowery rejoined the group in late March. The band next plays on June 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

ALTER BRIDGE is on the road in Europe through mid-June as it supports its sophomore effort, "Blackbird".


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).