VOLBEAT Video Interview With Michael Poulsen Online - "We're A Long Way From Home, Sacrificing Ourselves To The World, But We're Doing What We Love"

May 14, 2013, a year ago

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BackstageAxxess.com recently caught up with VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen: "Volbeat just released their fifth studio effort titled Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies. This album has done extremely well on multiple Billboard charts. While in the midst of a headlining tour across the US, we sat down with vocalist Michael Poulsen to talk about the creative process of the album. We also chatted about how producer and former ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Cagginao went from producer one day to an actual full fledged member of Volbeat. Michael is a huge Elvis fan and even got married at Graceland. We dip into his fascination with the King and get an inside peek of him revealing some of his most prized possessions of Mr. Presley. In addition to this, we also talk about the upcoming Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour later in the US with HIM, AIRBOURNE, and ALL THAT REMAINS." Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour has announced the first round of tour dates, which are posted below. "The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable," Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen said. "We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with H.I.M., All That Remains and Airbourne." Tour dates and on-sale information will announced in the coming days.
This year marks the third installment for Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance. The event launched as a traveling tour back in 2011. The following year, it became a "destination festival" in Hershey, Pennsylvania that featured STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, BUCKCHERRY, FUEL, DAUGHTRY and more, commandeering Hersheypark Stadium over the Labor Day Weekend. The fest returns to the road in 2013, which is exactly where it belongs. The tour will bring American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel. Rock music is a universal language and all the acts on this tour embody the spirit of rock 'n' roll without borders.
Danish superstars Volbeat, who have enjoyed #1 status at active rock radio, will share the stage with H.I.M., a cult favorite from Finland whose fans are disciple-like in their devotion. All That Remains have scratched and clawed their way out of Massachusetts and rocketed up the radio charts over the past half-decade, all the while keeping a firm foothold in the hard rock/metal scene. Airbourne have been making a name for themselves ever since emerging from Australia, armed with plenty of riffs and just as much attitude. Watch a tour promo spot below: Dates include: August 24 - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - Shadow Hill Ranch Festival 31 - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Convention Center September 3 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Maverick Centre 4 - Las Vegas, Nevada - The Joint at the Hard Rock 6 - Seattle, Washington - KISW Pain in the Grass 19 - Houston, Texas - Bayou Music Center 22 - Atlanta, Georgia - Tabernacle 27 - Boston, Massachusetts - Tsongas Arena 28 - Brooklyn, New York - Brooklyn Waterfront More dates will be announced after Memorial Day Weekend, so be on the lookout for further details, date and information soon. Further details at this location.

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