NEWSTED - Ticket Pre-Sale For Upcoming US Tour Starts Today; VIP Packages Available

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Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 03:18:09 EST

NEWSTED, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, recently confirmed a string of US tour dates for April and May (schedule below). The community pre-sale begins today (March 27th) at 10:00am local venue time. Visit this location to get access to VIP ticketing packages for all US dates.

VIP packages include:
- one general admission concert ticket
- one meet and greet with Newsted
- one photo opportunity with Newsted
- get one personal item signed by Newsted
- one tour T-shirt
- one commemorative VIP Laminate
- first entry into the venue (where available)
- lines free merchandise shopping (where available)

US tour dates are as follows:

19 - Walnut Creek, CA - Red House
23 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
24 - Fresno, CA - The Starline
26 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
27 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades

1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
3 - Las Vegas, NV - Vinyl
4 - Mesa, AZ - KUPD Ufiesta / Quail Run Park
15 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
17 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
18 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
21 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
22 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs
23 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th. Visit for more information.

As previously reported, STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has joined Newsted. Following the release of Newsted’s explosive EP, Metal – which debuted #1 on the iTunes metal chart, Mushok, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. are currently pounding away at Jason’s Chophouse Studios in Northern California, putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released early this summer.

“It was obvious from the word go that Mike is one of us,” says Jason. “Professional, focused, happy and grateful to be able to make our beautiful noise together!”

“I loved the old school vibe of the Metal EP, and when we got together to jam it really felt great,” adds Mushok. “Staind is taking a break for a while, so when Jason asked if I was interested in joining them to record an album and play on the upcoming tour, it was perfect timing. All I could say was, Hell yeah! I’m totally down for this.”

Check out a video introduction of Newsted's new line-up below:

Newsted will be hitting the road this summer, playing several European dates (listed below) including The Download Festival in Donington Park, UK on June 16th. More dates to be announced soon. Check out Newstedheavymetal for the latest news and tour updates.

“I’m feeling strong and can’t wait to bring our heavy music to the people again,” says Jason. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to unleash on the world’s metal fans!”


5 - Warsaw, Poland - Impact Festival (Second Day)
7 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
16 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival (3rd Day/Pepsi Max Stage)
21 - Graz, Austria - Seerock Festival
26 - Tokaj, Hungary - Hegyalja Fesztival
29 - Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach
30 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting