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May the Fourth be with them

May the Fourth be with them

This spring and summer, Rochester-based metal act 9th Planet Out is bringing their cosmic, fiery live show to the nation as the opening act for All That Remains. But before they go, they are going to bless their hometown with a show. At 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, the band’s tour kick-off event will dominate the stage at Pure Rock Studios of Rochester.

The hard rock class of Pure Rock Studios opens for the evening, followed by local metal act Embrace The Ending and new-wave-hair-metal act Störmbreaker. When the show is over, 9th Planet Out will pack their bags for over a dozen dates of All That Remains’ national tour, which makes stops in South Carolina, Tennessee, Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania.

“We’re all really excited to go out on our first bit tour with a national act,” said 9th Planet Out drummer Clay Ebertowski. “It has been a long winding road for us with many ups and downs, but we’re fortunate to be where we are and to have such a hard working crew. We’ve put our blood, sweat, and tears into this project and we’re glad our hard work is paying off.”

That hard work has, according to Ebertowski, honed the whole bands’ skills as musicians, businessmen, and marketing experts. A tour like this is the next step in the band’s mission to push the outer limits of rock.

“We have had our eyes on a tour of this caliber for quite some time, and we feel like we are extremely close to crossing the threshold in which we could make some really big moves in the music industry,” said Ebertowski.

Despite their tour taking them through the southern and eastern parts of the nation, the band is fired up to shred on familiar ground at least once on the tour.

“We’re especially excited to return to The Cavalier Theater in Lacrosse, Wisconsin,” said Ebertowski. “We think we have a good local draw there and the show is almost sold out already.”

VIP tickets to Saturday’s Rochester show cost $42.50 and regular admission is $15.50. You can purchase them in advance online.

Bryan Lund covers politics and culture for the Med City Beat.

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