05th September 2018
We are very excited to welcome the almighty Siberian Meat Grinder to Persistence Tour 2019!

16th August 2018
We are stoked to be able to bring you Ignite as Co-Headliner of Persistence Tour 2019.

27th July 2018
We are excited to bring to you on this Persistence Tour:
More bands will be announced soon!
Get your tickets at www.madtix.de

13th July 2018

Stay tuned! First bands will be announced soon!

Be prepared because in 2019 the mighty PERSISTENCE TOUR will be back in Europe again. You can expect a mix of bands never seen on a Persistence Tour before as well as seasoned veterans and bands that have been away for a long time. And as allways you’ll get the biggest party of the year!

17.01. Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)
18.01. Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36 (Germany)
19.01. Dresden - Kraftwerk (Germany)
20.01. T.B.A.
21.01. München - Backstage Werk (Germany)
22.01. Lindau - Inselhalle (Germany)
23.01. Lausanne - Les Docks (Switzerland)
24.01. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany)
25.01. Deinze - De Brielpoort (Belgium)
26.01. Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany)
27.01. London - O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom)

18th September 2017
We are stoked to announce the final addition to the 2018's Persistence Tour line-up: BORN FROM PAIN! They will celebrate their 20th Anniversary on the Persistence Tour. Great to have them on board!

22th June 2017
++MORE BANDS, TOURDATES & TICKETS++ Here you go with more bands: after their appearance on Napalm Death's Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour, Power Trip will be back in Europe in 2018. This will be their first appearance at Persistence Tour! Furthermore, please welcome UK's hottest hardcore export: Broken Teeth! Last but not least, we are happy to add the crossover/ thrash institution Insanity Alert from Innsbruck, Austria to the line up. Tourdates: 18.01. Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus (Germany) 19.01. Utrecht - Tivoli Ronda (Netherlands) 20.01. Dresden - Eventwerk (Germany) 21.01. München - Backstage (Germany) 22.01. Zürich - Komplex (Switzerland) 23.01. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany) 24.01. Brno - Sono (Czech Republic) 25.01. Lichtenfels - Stadthalle (Germany) 26.01. Torhout - De Mast (Belgium) 27.01. Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany) 28.01. London - O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom)

15th June 2017
We are working on the line-up and tourdates! Next Thursday, on June 22nd we will announce all dates and start the presale! Stay tuned!

18th August 2016
Final band announcement! Last but not least we are happy to announce Mizery (featuring current/former members of bands like God’s Hate, Twitching Tongues, Xibalba) opening the Persistence Tour every evening!

15th August 2016
Here we go with the 6th band for next year's EMP Persistence Tour 2017 - Official Event line-up: After the band played their first few European shows in decades, BURN from New York City will be back in January 2017! The last band will follow on Thursday. For tickets check:

08th August 2016
The people who know Terror probably also know our next band for the EMP Persistence Tour 2017: Please welcome Down To Nothing, finest Hardcore from Richmond, Virginia! (featuring David Wood from Terror) We just can't wait for the Persistence Tour to start. Stoked as hell!

02nd August 2016
Here we go with the next two bands! We are stoked to announce that Walls Of Jericho & Municipal Waste will join the EMP Persistence Tour 2017! After their European tours in June/July they will be back in January to destroy the stages. More bands will follow pretty soon. For tickets check:

19th July 2016
From the east coast to the west coast - you can't bring us down!

We are more than happy to present you the dates of next year's edition of the EMP Persistence Tour together with the first two bands: please welcome the headliner, the all mighty SUICIDAL TENDENCIES! On the tour they will celebrate their brand new album "World Gone Mad", which will be released September 30th 2016. Last but not least we are stoked to announce that NYHC legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will join the Persistence Tour again! Go check out the tour dates and get yourself a ticket for one of these shows:

18.01. Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)
19.01. Warsaw - Progresja (Poland)
20.01. Brno - Sono (Czech Republic)
21.01. Dresden - Eventwerk (Germany)
22.01. Torhout - De Mast (Belgium)
23.01. Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit (Germany)
24.01. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany)
25.01. Munich - Backstage Werk (Germany)
26.01. Milano - Live Club (Italy)
27.01. Lausanne - Les Docks (Switzerland)
28.01. Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Germany)
29.01. London - O2 Forum Kentish Town (United Kingdom)

From the east coast to the west coast - you can't bring us down!

For more Infos and tickets check
http://persistencetour.de/ pages/tickets.htm or http:// www.mad-tourbooking.de/ tourdates/ emp-persistence-tour-2017/

10th November 2015
Here's the official Trailer for the EMP Persistence Tour 2016! We can't wait for January to come! For tickets check out: http://persistencetour.de/pages/tickets.htm

09th September 2016
The wait is over! We are very happy to announce IGNITE headlining PERSISTENCE TOUR 2016! They will joining forces together with TERROR, H2O, IRON REAGAN, TWITCHING TONGUES, WISDOM IN CHAINS and RISK IT!

Here are the dates:
13.01. Warsaw - Progresja
14.01. Berlin – Astra (Germany)
15.01. Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36 (Germany)
16.01. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
17.01. Torhout – De Mast (Belgium)
18.01. Paris - Gibus (France)
19.01. Pratteln – Z7 (Switzerland)
20.01. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
21.01. München – Backstage (Germany)
22.01. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
23.01. Dresden – Event Werk (Germany)
24.01. Utrecht – Tivoli (Netherlands)

Tickets under: http://persistencetour.de/pages/tickets.htm

27th July 2016
Persistence Tour 2016 is coming! First bands and dates are coming very soon! Stay tuned!

26th January 2015
The Persistence Tour 2015 is over! A big THANK YOU to all those people who came to the shows and went crazy with us! See you all next year! There is a lot of footage from the tour on our facebook page:

16th January 2015
Berlin are you ready? Persistence Tour kicks off today! The first band plays at 18:00 Uhr!

08th January 2015
HAMBURG IS SOLD OUT!! Make sure to get your tickets for one of the other cities!

24th November 2014
52 days to go! We have some X-Mas special price for you!
For the Berlin-Show we have a special 5-Friends-Ticket! Buy 5 Tickets for altogether 120 € (including shipping and fee). Don’t sleep on this, it’s only available until the 19. Dec.!

30th October 2014
The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2015 bundles are available! You can now buy special bundles including a ticket and a Persistence Tour shirt at EMP. All you have to do is to click on the picture below!

17th Febuary 2014
EMP put together a little impression about the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR show in Oberhausen! Check this out!

05th February 2014
You missed to buy a tour shirt of the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014? No problem, you can get one for only 10 € right here:

29th January 2014
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014 is over! Thanks to all the fans, bands and the crew to making this tour so amazing!
See you in 2015!!!

29th January 2014
We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of Felix and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his Family and Friends.

13th January 2014
The running order's are online!

03rd January 2014

02nd December 2013
We have some X-Mas special prices for you!
For a few cities we can offer some cool deals!
Berlin: 5-Friends-Ticket! Buy 5 Tickets for altogether 120 € (including shipping and fee). Don’t sleep on this, it’s only available until the 20. Dec.!
Saarbrucken:  Buy 4, get the 5th ticket for free! Attention: the offer is limited, so be fast!
Dresden:  Buy 4, get the 5th ticket for free! Attention: the offer is limited, so hurry up!
Tilburg: There are 100 tickets for only 27 € (including fees) each available! Get yours now!    

27th November 2013
RYKER‘S are going straight from the practice room on stage for you!
During their recordings that they are working on at the moment RYKER‘S will play only one single show! They will support the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR in Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (18th January 2014) as very special guest!
Chris comments: “Hey, i think most of you guys already recognized that we are working on new songs at the moment! We will record them with our good friend Andy Classen in January. I guess no RYKERS fan will be disappointed! But anyway there is still a huge difference between studio recordings and the real spirit of Hardcore – playing LIVE!! This shitty stage that demands everything from yourself and repay you very well. That’s why im hooked to give ourselves a little break from the studio to play at the Ruhr area at the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR! Together we will burn the house down! Still hart to the core… See ya in the Pit! Chris RYKER’S 2013” 

28th October 2013
The show in Lichtenfels hast o be cancelled for organizational reasons.
But the guys in the area of Saarbrücken can be glad! The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR will take place at Garage on the 17th of January 2014!

26th September 2013
STRIFE team up with Ambitious Films and HB Super to bring you the official video for "Carry The Torch" from Strife's recently released album, Witness A Rebirth.
The video was filmed at the legendary Conne Island, a music venue and cultural center in Leipzig, Germany.
"Carry The Torch" features guest appearances from members of H20, Sick of it All, Alpha & Omega, First Blood, Risk It!,  Final Prayer, Stick To Your Guns, The Haverbrook Disaster, and more.
The video pays homage to the bands that inspired STRIFE, while shedding light on a new generation of bands that are carrying the torch of the true spirit of hardcore.

19th September 2013
Today we can proudly announce the final band for the EMP PERSITENCE TOUR 2014!
We´re very proud to finally have our friends in NASTY on board! They are the perfect addition to this great lineup feat. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TERROR, STRIFE, EVERGREEN TERRACE, RAMALLAH and THE ARRS!
Are you ready for EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014??? We are!

05th September 2013
Please welcome the metal/hardcore combo THE ARRS from Paris as opener for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014! So our linup is almost finished. One more act is coming up soon! Stay tuned!

01th August 2013
We are glad that SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are confirmed as headliner for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014! They make a good line up almost perfect! They will rock the stages together with TERROR, EVERGREEN TERRACE, STRIFE, RAMALLAH and more in January 2014 in 11 cities all over Europe!
From today on you can buy your tickets for this amazing tour! So check the ticket section on our website! (Dresden and Zürich will follow soon!)
Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies) comments: "Suicidal was honored to be asked to headline the 2012 Persistence tour. It was an amazing tour and more fun than even we expected! Now to be asked to headline again next year, we are extremely proud and excited, and can't wait to heat things up again for 11 shows in the middle of winter cold, and be a part of this amazing tour. I know every band on this tour is waiting and ready to bring it on!
Don't miss it and get your Slam on with Suicidal and the EMP Persistence tour January 2014!"

26th July 2013
Today we can proudly announce EVERGREEN TERRACE for the EMP PERSISTNECE TOUR 2014!
They are working on their new record “Dead Horses” at the moment, which will be released in fall this year! So catch them live in January to see how they perform their new songs on stage!

22nd July 2013
Do you like RAMALLAH? Yes? Rejoice! They are playing the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014!

18th July 2013
Yeah! We are psyched to announce the L.A. Hardcore warriors TERROR as second band for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014! Presale starts at August, 01st!

15th July 2013
Today we can proudly announce the first band for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014! Please welcome the incredible STRIFE on the line-up! More Bands coming up soon!

12th July 2013
Finally the routing for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014 is complete. The last two dates are confirmed. We will announce the first bands next week so stay tuned!
19.01.2014 Deinze – Brielpoort (Belgium)
26.01.2014 Tilburg – O13 (Netherlands)

12th July 2013
More Dates announced!
17.01.2014 Lichtenfels – Stadthalle (Germany)
24.01.2014 Hamburg – Grosse Feriheit 36 (Germany)

10th July 2013
And it goes on! Here are three more dates of the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014!
16.01.2014 Berlin – Astra (Germany)
21.01.2014 Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
23.01.2014 München – Backstage (Germany)

26th June 2013
Today we announce two more dates of the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014!
20.01.2014 Paris – Bataclan (France)
22.01.2014 Zürich – Komplex (Switzerland)

21st June 2013
And here are the first two dates for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014!
18.01.2014 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (DE)
25.01.2014 Dresden – Event Werk (DE)
More dates and the lineup will be announced piece by piece. So check our pages and stay tuned!

12th June 2013
We are already working on the lineup and the routing for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2014! We will announce the first bands and cities soon, so stay tuned!
In the meantime check and like our facebook page!

18th February 2013
The live report of the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR in Oberhausen is online!

22nd January 2013
We want to say THANK YOU to all the Bands, the crew and especially to the Fans! You made the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013 to an unforgettable adventure! Every night was special and full of power! Hardcore Lives!!! See you in 2014!

16th Janurary 2013
The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR show in Dresden is completely sold out! There won’t be tickets at the door. Save your tickets for the other upcoming shows before it’s too late!

08th January 2013
Have you already seen the brand new HATEBREED video???

07th January 2013
The show in Berlin has been moved to a new venue "HUXLEYS NEUE WELT"! Please spread the word!

26th November 2012
Roger Miret of AGNOSTIC FRONT invites to the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR.

05th November 2012
Just finished the NEVER SAY DIE TOUR successfully and already set to start the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR! With STICK TO YOUR GUNS we can finally announce the band that completes our line-up for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013!
Let the five-piece band from California convince yourselves with their solid mix of melodic, heavy and sincere sounds.

26th October 2012
All fans of AGNOSTIC FRONT can now vote which songs they wanna hear on the upcoming EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR in January! Take your chance, you can now choose from the coolest songs over the last 30 years and put your favourite set together!

17th September 2012
The line-up for our annual EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR is almost complete. We´re very proud to finally have our long time friends in H2O on board! We thought they were the perfect addition to this great mix of bands. And if one news wouldn`t be enough we can also announce NEAERA from Germany with their furious Metalcore. It will be their first time on the tour as well. Welcome, brothers!

14th September 2012
Who´s gonna open up next years EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR? We gonna tell you the answer today: THE ACACIA STRAIN will blow your ears with their furious Metal & Deathcore! Of course the four guys from Massachusetts will present you some songs from their new record “Death Is The Only Mortal”. After the band showed their strength on the Hell On Earth Tour two years ago they will for sure go one step further on the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR in January.

30th August 2012
Two venues on the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR had to change their date due to logistic reasons. The Wiesbaden show is now fix for Tuesday, January 15th at Schlachthof. The Astra show in Berlin is now on Thursday, January 10th. Get your tickets soon – we have a lot of requests for the tour!

20th August 2012
It`s official: HATEBREED are confirmed as 2013’s EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR headliner! After six years we will finally bring them back on Europe’s biggest and hardest festivaltour. HATEBREED are just recording their new album which will be out before the tour in January 2013.
Also NY’s heroes AGNOSTIC FRONT are on board again. They will join the package and serve you their great Oldschool Hardcore. AGNOSTIC FRONT are just touring Europe together with Take Offense and The Mongoloids – support them while they´re in your area.
We gonna start 2013 with full force – check the dates and get your tickets soon! Stay tuned for more great announcements in the next weeks!

15th August 2012
Finally we can announce the routing of the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013! More info’s and bands follow soon! Stay tuned!

31st January 2012
What an amazing tour!!!! EMP’s PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012 was a massive success! Nearly every show has been sold out! A big “THANK YOU” for all of YOU out there - for supporting the tour, us and especially the bands. You made these shows unforgettable. Hope to see you next year again!

24th January 2012
The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR gig in Dresden, Germany, is also totally sold out. No tickets left – who haven’t got one will sadly miss that big show! There are a few tickets left for the other cities – so pre-order one before it is too late!

18th January 2012
Awesome! The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR gig in HAMBURG is totally sold out! For all other dates there are not that many tickets left – so be quick and get your ticket before it is too late.

02nd January 2012

22nd November 2011
From now on EMP will give you a special deal for the EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012. You can get a bundle of a tourshirt and a hardticket for the following cities: Stuttgart, Berlin, Oberhausen, Munich and Hamburg. (Saarbrücken offer will follow soon). So be quick before these bundles are sold out.

11th November 2011
Good news before the weekend! Check out the tourdates for EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012. In some cities we put in some additional support bands. Watch out which special guest it is in your city!
Due to time constraints it is not possible to add an extra support in every city!

20th October 2011
Hey guys – we want to inform you about the fact that the EMP PERSISTENCE show in DRESDEN (Germany) has got limited ticket contingents. That show will definitely not be displaced into the “Messe” (DD) if you maybe speculated about that. So please order your tickets in time that you can avoid problems.

14th October 2011
Speculations found an end! The EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2012 Line Up is finally completed. And what will make you swet additionally? – finest Michigan Hardcore.  BAAAAAM! The female head of the band and the 4 guys of WALLS OF JERICHO will - after a long stage abstinence!!! – send you into raptures, together with other scene heroes. Shame on you if you miss that show!

06th October 2011
The tickets for the EMP PERSISTENCE show at Alter Schlachthof in Dresden on January 28th 2012 are limited! Better get your ticket as soon as possible. We are pretty certain it is going to be sold out.

05th October 2011
Legendary NYHC veterans BIOHAZARD as well as German export CRUSHING CASPARS just confirmed their participation on 2012's edition of the renowned EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR.
BIOHAZARD will feature songs from their highly anticipated new album “Reborn In Defiance”.  To check out a track from the album, go to www.facebook.com/biohazarddfl and let “Vengeance Is Mine” take your ears and souls by storm! "Reborn In Defiance” will be released the same day the Persistence Tour starts: January 20, 2012!

26th September 2011
Listen up! The bandvoting for EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR starts NOW! Ragewear has already uploaded 3 city votings on Facebook! Vote for your favourite opening act!

26th September 2011
The dates for Persistence Tour are finally complete! We have even more big announcements coming up. Check this page regulary!

13th September 2011
LIONHEART from Northern California join the Persistence Tour! Here's the band's statement: "It's an honor to be part of the persistence tour, and it's something we've been wanting to do for a while now. We are happy to be coming back to Europe and we're looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows!"

01st September 2011
We have news for y'all! TERROR from Los Angeles join THE PERSISTENCE TOUR! This package's gonna be huge!!

29th August 2011
We proudly announce the headlining band for Persistence Tour in January 2012: legendary SUICIDAL TENDENCIES! We are very happy! Check out the first confirmed dates!
Listen up if you have a band! RAGEWEAR gives you the chance to play an opening slot on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday! Send an email with your band picture and a Facebook, MySpace or Last.fm link! Ragewear will upload your pic including link on their Facebook. Get your scene together! This is the chance to play on the same stage like the bands that influenced and shaped you the most! Tell your fans to vote for you via "like" button! Stay tuned on http://www.facebook.com/#!/ragewear!

20th December 2010

13th December 2010
Thanks to all of you guys and all the bands making the PERSISTENCE TOUR 2010 so amazing!!!! See you in 2011!!!

30th November 2010
This week, on Friday December 3rd, Blood For Blood is kicking off their, long awaited, European Tour, as part of the 2010 Persistence Tour. This will mark the first time since 2004 that Blood For Blood fans have been able to see the band live on stage. As previously announced by the band on June 19th 2010 (statement hereunder), Rob Lind decided not to join the rest of the band and Billy Graziadei, from Biohazard, will be filling in for him. Today Rob Linds wants to share this official statement about not joining Blood For Blood (for now), the future of the band and his relationship with his band mates:
"Hello there children! It's been long time... A few months ago it was announced in the press that Blood For Blood would be touring again.  Specifically it was announced that BFB would be doing this years annual Persistence Tour in Europe (with Sick Of It All, D.R.I., Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and others).  It was also announced that Blood For Blood would be doing this tour and future shows without me. In absence of a response or statement on my part, there was an immediate deluge of speculation, invective and hostility in reaction to the announcement online and in the scene.  And it is ongoing. With the Persistence Tour looming and Blood For Blood's return to the stage imminent, I just wanted to clarify my position and set the record straight. First let me say that I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support on my behalf.  I have never been more sincere in my whole fucking life: it meant more to me than anything that has happened since I started playing music.  I will never forget it as long as I live. However the controversy was misguided and any negativity misplaced.  I have been working with Buddha and Ian for the last few months now on the future of Blood For Blood and it has been an open and amicable relationship.  The core of Blood For Blood has always been our friendship within the band. I cannot tour at this point in my life.  I hope to be able to again in the future but at present it is simply not possible for personal reasons that I will not get into.  I miss it very much (believe me, I would like nothing more than to be getting up on stage with the guys in a few days for the tour's first show). But my inability to tour doesn't alter the fact that Blood For Blood has an enduring legacy and demand.  And the fellas in the band miss it all as much as I do. After a few months of open dialogue and discussion we (Buddha, Ian, and I) have decided on an arrangement that is best for us all. Though I stated I can't play out and tour right now, I am not done with music by a long shot.  Nor am I done with Blood For Blood.  Blood For Blood will always be a part of me and I will always be a part of Blood For Blood.  And the show isn't over... The band, with my full support and blessing and friendship, is going to tour again without me until the time comes when I can join them again on the road.  This was the plan all along and that had been in the works for a while now.  We just had to work out some internal details before I could jump in openly and publicly. This is not a tentative or half-hearted arrangement.  We intend to continue the band on all fronts. We intend to record again. We intend to play out and tour again (as I stated above, I will join in live whenever possible).  And we are psyched about every bit of it. On a side note, I have never at any point over the past few years stopped writing music (either for Blood For Blood or any of my other projects). Consequently I am presently hoarding the biggest glut of material in my life.  And I can't wait to get to work on it. So even though I won't physically be there on stage with the guys, I will be there whole-heartedly in spirit as a member of the band. Blood For Blood is back, bitches!  I bet club security all over the world is weeping and hiring extra help and taking out better health care policies on their employees! Cheers, Rob Lind"

26th November 2010
Check beta.projectrodney.com and listen or download CASEY JONES' new song "Hammer The Nails"!

25th November 2010
US Metal/HC band Evergreen Terrace uploaded a video to "Mario Speedwagon" of their current album "Almost Home". Check it out now!

25th November 2010
The Berlin show is moving closer and closer. Unfortunately there’s not enough time between ticket orders from foreign countries and the show to make sure the mail arrives on time so it is quite safer to deposit the tickets at the door. That means we stop sending them out on November 26th. No reason to hesitate though. You still can order via PayPal until December 3rd! Tickets orders from Germany will be send out until November 30th.

09th November 2010
Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH have tapped drummer Branden Morgan of MISERY SIGNALS for their upcoming European dates as part of the Persistence Tour.
The band says, "Branden is a great drummer and has been nailing all the tunes in rehearsal. Everyone headed to the Persistence Tour can expect UNEARTH to be as solid as ever during this run."

26th October 2010
Unearth has announced the departure of drummer Derek Kerswill, primarily due to "creative differences." The group has issued the following statement: "After three plus years of touring the world together and playing on our latest album 'The March', we have parted ways with drummer Derek Kerswill. The most notable reason for the split are the creative differences. The time has come for Unearth to write a new album and creating music with a tight unit is the only way we can assure the best collection of songs possible. The differences between Kerswill and the band started off as subtle, but became increasingly obvious over the past few months and it was time for both parties to go their separate ways. We have shared a ton of great experiences and achieved many of the goals we set for ourselves in the time he was in the band. There is no ill will from either side of this decision and we wish him only the best moving forward. Unearth won't skip a beat, though, as we will be announcing a replacement drummer for our upcoming European stint on the Persistence Tour shortly. Lastly some exciting plans are coming together for the recording to the follow up to 'The March,' sometime early in 2011." Meanwhile, Kerswill had the following to say: "Creative differences are real and unfortunately have gotten the best of me. I wish the guys luck in the future and thank you to everyone who ever loved and supported 'The March'."

08th October 2010
Vera Cruz is now officially playing on the Persistence Tour! They have been the opening band on the current Hell on Earth Tour, and due to their success, will now be joining up with the likes of SICK OF IT ALL, D.R.I., BLOOD FOR BLOOD, and more. They will once again be the opening band, and will once again be sure to set the tone for rest of the show.

21st September 2010
Straight edge punk-hardcore band Casey Jones has just entered the studio, after splitting with Eulogy Recordings, with plans of a self-release early next year. "Most of these songs have been written for over a year," said frontman Josh James. "We decided to release them ourselves because we all believe in them. They're some of the most intense, passionate songs we’ve ever written. All killer, no filler. We plan to take them on the road next year for Casey Jones fans, old and new." For now, fans can catch the band on our upcoming Persistence Tour with Sick of it All, D.R.I., Blood for Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and Cruel Hand.

09th September 2010
If you don’t already have Cruel Hand’s new album „Prying Eyes“ by now you should definitely get it at your local record dealer today! For example, check out the legendary Coretex for this extraordinary oldschool hardcore album.
„Prying Eyes“ is already a hardcore classic and worth paying attention to. A sound, straight to your face that finally brings a fresh wind to the scene, is what makes this album the insider tip of the year.

02st September 2010
CRUEL HAND's singer speaks for the band: "We are very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of M.A.D.'s Persistence Tour. Sharing the stage with SOIA is something that we've wanted to do for a long time. And Maine has always been huge supporters of Blood for Blood - their Soulless EP was one of my first 7 inches - so this tour really brings things full circle for me in those aspects. Also really excited to see D.R.I. and we're also looking forward to hanging with our homies in Evergeen Terrace and Casey Jones."

01st September 2010
More good news for our upcoming Persistence Tour! CRUEL HAND from Maine, USA, complete 2010's outstanding line up! Check them out! They were part of Madball's Rebellion Tour in March!

01st September 2010
Attention! Attention! The show on December 11th moved from Oberhausen to Mülheim! The new cool venue "RWE Sport-Halle" is only a 10 minutes walk away from Mülheim Mainstation! Tickets you might have bought for Oberhausen remain valid.

31st August 2010
We're sorry to let you know that SEPULTURA isn't a part of the PERSISTENCE TOUR 2010 anymore.
As a very amazing replacement we're proud to announce the legendary thrash-punk-metal band D.R.I. from Texas. The band got founded 28 years ago and the co-headlining spot at this year's PERSISTENCE TOUR is going to be a highlight in the band's history. Check out D.R.I.'s myspace and make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible! Don't miss the greatest HC tour in 2010!

27th August 2010
We are very happy to announce that CASEY JONES from Florida joined the PERSISTENCE TOUR! After touring successfully in 2009 this will be their second time in Europe. Check them out on MySpace!

27.July 2010
We can proudly announce Berlin on our PERSISTENCETOUR routing. On December, 06 th you can check out all these amazing bands at the Astra Kulturhaus.
Also the Paris date moved to Rouen @ Le 106.

27th July 2010
Check out this videos from UNEARTH to get a little taste of PERSISTENCE TOUR 2010!
"Crowkiller" video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plleqGyfV9U
"My Will Be Done" video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjVzqkSoAls

16th July 2010
Unbelievable! Another top-class band now on our PERSISTENCE billing: UNEARTH from Massachusetts!! Check them out!

06th July 2010
We are very proud to announce that SEPULTURA as well as EVERGREEN TERRACE joined our billing!

21st June 2010
Blood For Blood's reunion. An official statement from the band:
"First off, we would like to thank all our fans for hanging in there over the last six long years.  As of December 2010 Blood for Blood will embark on our first tour since 2004.  Blood for Blood has agreed to join the Persistence Tour in Europe sharing a stage with long time friends Sick of it All as well as other acts soon to be announced.
The decision to play again was not an easy one to make.  Over the last few years we have tried time and time again to contact Rob about a possible Blood for Blood reunion, but he has ignored every single attempt we have made.  Therefore, we were left with no other choice but to find someone else to fill in for his BFB responsibilities.  Now, let’s make this perfectly clear: we have no ill will towards Rob whatsoever.  We wish him well and Blood for Blood will always be open to him.
That being said, we were left with the conundrum of finding a fill-in for Rob.  After some careful thought we believe we found a perfect fill-in.  We are pleased to announce that Billy Graziadei of Biohazard will be joining Blood for Blood on stage for Persistence Tour 2010.
Again thanks for all the countless emails and support letters from all our fans over the years.  We are looking forward to seeing all your ugly faces again". - BLOOD FOR BLOOD

21st June 2010
Yooo, we finally got news for y'all: We couldn't be prouder to come up with SICK OF IT ALL as our this year's headliner! After they hit the top 40 charts they are more than excited to play PERSISTENCE TOUR 2010! Also a very big surprise: We're going to resurrect legendary BLOOD FOR BLOOD! The one and only chance to see them one more time or perhaps for the FIRST TIME!! As good as it gets!! We're gonna come up with more awesome news and keep you posted!

12th February 2010
The Persistence show in Eindhoven got nominated for the Agandainfo Award in the category "best festival"! That's awesome!!

16th December
Our this year's Persistence headliner IGNITE brought their friends from the Sea Shepherd Conversation Society to the tour. An organisation that protects marine wildlife worldwide! Check out the video here:

07th December
Thanks for an amazing Persistence Tour!! You guys were awesome! Check out our MySpace page! Pics will be uploaded soon!

23rd November
Last Mile will play instead of Crushing Caspars in Eindhoven!

17th November
The running order for all Persistence Shows is online! Click here and have a look!

10th November
Attention!! Two more bands confirmed for the show in Dresden on 5th December: Strength Approach and Morda. Make sure you get your tickets soon!

05th November
Agnostic Front just rereleased their very old EP "United Blood" (1983) and "Victim In Pain" (1984). Both records weren't available for a long time! Make sure you get both or at least one of them!

20th October
One of our local promoter announced Eastpak, Vans and some other companies as official sponsors of the Persistence Tour. This is by mistake! We've never had a sponsor in 8 years now and in purpose there is no sponsors just us!

15th October
Brand new Biohazard statement to the upcoming tour: "It's been a long time since we rocked the fuck out of new biohazard tunes so I'm psyched to be hittin the road again with Biohazard to rip out some new Biohazard songs from our new album due out in 2010!"

13th October

We're proud to announce that there will be great support acts in Oberhausen and Eindhoven!

01st October
After a very successful summer tour Evergreen Terrace bringing us with "Almost Home" one of the best records in 2009! They just released the brand new video "Sending Signals". Video and song killin' it! You better check out the video, go and get the new CD!

15th September
The show in Zizers, Switzerland has moved to Paris, France!

09th September
Get your ticket in advance!
Almost all shows have an online-presale! just click on the link below to get your ticket!

08th September
We're very proud to let you know that we have the final line-up for PERSISTENCE TOUR 2009!
As you can see it will be an amazing mixture of bands as every year!



There will be some supports at some shows, which will be announced soon!

03rd September
A new band is confirmed for PERSISTENCE TOUR 2009! Our friends in NO TURNING BACK will join the tour!

24th August
We can prouldy announce that New York's BIOHAZARD join the PERSISTENCE TOUR 2009!

14th August
We're proud to announce that the first bands for the PERSISTENCE TOUR are confirmed! This year we have the following line-up: IGNITE, WALLS OF JERICHO, EVERGREEN TERRACE and DEATH BY STEREO! More bands coming soon!

17th December
Yo fellas! The tour is over and we wanna say thanks to all of you. The tour was like every year a big success!
Without you guys the tour wouldn't be possible and we know that very well! That's why we always be proud as hell if we see all the kids comin' out every night to celebrate with us Europ's biggest HC tour of all times! Almost every show was sold out and we had again more than 4,000 moshing kids in Dresden.
We, the bands and the crew had a amazing time! Thank you for all you support, all the stage dives and wall of death's, all the sing alongs and your crazy dance moves!

Right now we're back at our office and working already on the Persistence Tour 2009! Tomorrow we'll start our band poll on this page. Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite band!

And send us all your pictures you've done on the tour! Send them to ak@mad-tourbooking.de we'll upload all pix on myspace!

12th December
There are only 3 dates left. That will be your last chances to see the Persistence Tour 2008! The tour is running amazing so far! Be there. Have fun. Last chance to mosh in 2008!

12.12. Saarbrücken – Garage (Germany)
13.12. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany)
14.12. Hamburg – Docks (Germany)