Weapons of Anew Announce Tour Dates with Scott Stapp and Messer

Updated: May 4

Melodic metallists Weapons of Anew are set to open shows throughout the summer in the US for Scott Stapp (Creed) and Messer, and are already poised for a great 2020, as an all-new studio album will be issued in the first quarter of the new year. 

Weapons of Anew
Weapons of Anew

The band, comprised of Ray West - vocals, Freddy Ordine - guitars, Stefan "Reno" Cutrupi - bass, and Chris Manfre - drums, has already honed their live show, opening for the likes of Alter Bridge, Tesla, and Metal Allegiance, and will be performing standouts from their latest album, ‘The Collision of Love and Hate,’ including the single, “Killshot,” for which a hard-hitting (literally!) video was filmed for.

"’The Collision of Love and Hate’ was released by OK Good Records in September 2017,” says Ordine. “I view it as a picture of the time in our lives while we were writing and recording it. It’s a pretty good look into who we are as people and what we were each going through at that time. We are all proud of it for sure but there is still more to come.”

And the album garnered strong reviews from the rock press, including the All That Shreds site saying, “This album is fresh, new songs that won’t have you yawning over. The whole band sounds tight and operating on all cylinders.” Additionally, Steel Notes Magazine raving “Their music has a style that is beautifully rich while still remaining true to the basics of heavy metal music.  It’s loud, it’s fast, it has tough lyrics and a bluesy undertone…but they are playing heavy metal music with sophisticated hooks and melodies that catch you pleasantly off guard and demand that you pay attention!  And DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE ENERGY.” 

The tour kicks off on June 20th in Oshkosh, WI (at Waterfest Concert Series), and will wrap up on August 8th in Nashville, TN (at Cannery Ballroom). Get ready for what’s shaping up to be one of the summer’s top rock tours, when Scott Stapp, Messer, and Weapons of Anew hit the road together! 

Confirmed tour dates: 6/20/2019  Oshkosh WI  Waterfest Concert Series  6/22/2019  St. Charles IL  The Arcada Theatre  6/25/2019  Kansasville WI  1175 Sports Park & Eatery  6/27/2019  Detroit MI  St. Andrew's Hall  6/28/2019  Toledo OH  Civic Music Hall  6/29/2019  Boardman OH  Ribs N Rock Festival  7/2/2019    Kansas City MO  Knuckleheads  7/6/2019    Jefferson IA  Wild Rose Casino  7/10/2019  San Antonio TX  The Aztec Theatre  7/12/2019  Houston TX  House of Blues  7/13/2019  Dallas TX  House of Blues  7/14/2019  Oklahoma City OK  Tower Theatre

7/17/2019  Rocky Mount VA  Harvester Performance Center

7/19/2019  Stroudsburg PA  The Sherman Theater

7/20/2019  Millville NJ  Levoy Theater

7/21/2019  Huntington NY  The Paramount 7/24/2019  Salisbury MA  Blue Ocean Music Hall  7/25/2019  New York NY  Sony Hall  7/27/2019  Sayreville NJ  Starland Ballroom 

7/28/2019  Waterbury, CT The Shamrock Pub & Grill 7/30/2019  Greensburg PA  The Palace Theatre  8/2/2019    Boston MA  Wilbur Theatre  8/3/2019    Portland ME  AURA  8/7/2019    Lexington KY  Manchester Music Hall  8/8/2019    Nashville TN  Cannery Ballroom




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Introducing Weapons of Anew, the Florida hard rock quintet whose lead guitarist and co-founder Freddy Ordine refers to as “a band of pirates.”