Area Concerts

Rock Fantasy is proud to announce a special instore meet & greet with Doro

by on Feb.17, 2016, under Area Concerts

Come to Rock Fantasy on Saturday March 5th 130pm to 3pm and meet Nuclear Blast recording artist Doro and her band . Along with Madame Mayhem as part of our 30th anniversary


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Prosthetic recording artists Castle paid a visit to Rock fantasy

by on Jul.28, 2014, under Area Concerts











The band spent an afternoon at rock fantasy while on their north American tour . They had drummer will Carroll from death angel filling in .

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Castle! Kingston Concert and In-Store Appearance!

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Area Concerts

On Monday July 14th, Prosthetic Recording artist Castle will be playing a show at The Anchor in Kingston NY! The next day at Rock Fantasy from 1pm to 3pm come and enjoy some free food and beverages with the band! Later that night they will be playing St Vitus in Brooklyn.

July 14th @ 9pm – Castle in Kingston at The Anchor

July 15th from 1pm to 3pm Castle in-store at Rock Fantasy

July 15th @ 9pm – Castle in Brooklyn at St Vitus



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by on May.18, 2014, under Area Concerts




Tainted entertainment brought Sweden’s occult rock sensations Ghost to the chance theater in Poughkeepsie new York May 16th

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Brians backyard music fest !

by on May.18, 2014, under Area Concerts


We are selling tickets for this annual event !  And we will also be vending at the event too ! 

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Aborted – March 28th at Sounds Asylum!

by on Mar.18, 2014, under Area Concerts

Friday, March 28th 2014, Aborted will be playing Sounds Asylum in Middletown with Pyrexia, Necroptic Engorgement, BillXNye, Physics of Demise, Snapring and Twin Paradox.

Show starts at 6:30, pre-show meet and greet at Rock Fantasy from 4:30-6:00!


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The Rock Fantasy Concert and Smoke Shop 2013 Concert Series

by on Jan.26, 2013, under Area Concerts

Rock Fantasy in conjunction with Tainted Entertainment and Upstate Black and Blue presents the 2013 Rock Fantasy Concert Series:

The shows are as follows:

February 21 – Marduk, Moonspell, Inquisition, The Forshadowing, Deathwolf, Fenrismaw, Imperial Crypt, March to Victory – The Chance Theater. 5:00

February 24 – Sworn Enemy, Brick by Brick, Breathtaker, When Everything Else Dies, Snapring, The Begotten – Sounds Asylum. 6:00

April 11 – UDO, Blacksmith, Earthbound, Spiritual Sickness – The Chance Theater, 7:00

April 19th – Paganfest: Ensiferum, Tyr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott, Metadox, Minotaru’s Redemption, March to Victory – The Chance Theater. 5:00

April 20 – Abnormality, Dehumanized, Tentacles, Necroptic Engorgement, Rooms of Ruin, Psychogenesist, Cognitive, Torturous Inception – Sounds Asylum. 4:20pm

May 1 – Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, Ramming Speed, Submit to Suffering, Declension, Rumination – Sounds Asylum. 5:00

May 2 – Soilwork, Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, Wretched, March to Victory, Korotory – The Chance Theater. 5:00

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Rock Fantasy’s 27th Anniversary Show!

by on Jan.15, 2013, under Area Concerts

On Thursday, February 21st 2013 – Rock Fantasy will celebrate its 27th Anniversary with an incredible show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie New York!

The Foreshadowing
Death Wolf
with local support from:
Imperial Crypt

$18, doors at 5pm – come out and celebrate with us!

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Upcoming Shows!

by on Aug.26, 2012, under Area Concerts

Kataklysm with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Vital Remains – The Loft, Poughkeepsie on Tuesday August 28

Obituary, Broken Hope,Decrepit Birth – Bogies in Albany September 12th

Kreator, Accept, Swallow the Sun – Beat Buy Theater in NYC September 7th

Deceased, Prime Evil – St Vitus in Brooklyn – September 15th

Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Tyr – Gramercy Theater in NYC September 22nd

Katatonia, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost – Irving Plaza in NYC September 23rd

Dark Funeral with Grave – Bogies in Albany September 25th

Morbid Angel – BB Kings in NYC September 26th

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Rock Fantasy 26th Anniversary Show!

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Area Concerts

Next Friday, July 27th, Come on out to The Loft in Poughkeepsie NY (The Chance complex) to celebrate 26 years with us at the Mortal Extinction Fest! Presented by Tainted Entertainment with Upstate Black and Blue and Killer Cool Ent, this is sure to be a fun night!

Doors are 5:00 and tickets are $12.

Appearing are:

Prime Evil (Featuring Rock Fantasy’s own Steve Levin!)
Manic scum
Left In Ruins
At Rope’s End
Imperial Crypt

The official Facebook event can be found here:

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Upcoming Spring Shows!

by on Feb.13, 2012, under Area Concerts

Sabaton at the Loft – Poughkeepsie NY – May 2nd

Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun, Havok at Bogies – Albany NY – April 26th

Other shows to note:

In Flames w/ Trivium – Feb 18th at Best Buy Theater
Children of Bodom w/ Eluveitie – March 3rd at Starland Ballroom
Deicide w/ Jungle Rot – March 3rd at Gramercy Theater
Possessed – March 4th at BB Kings
Iced Earth w/ Symphony X – March 10th at Best Buy Theater
Gwar, Municipal Waste, Ghoul – March 18th at Starland Ballroom
Devildriver, 3 Inches of Blood, Dying Fetus – March 21 at Gramercy Theater
Turisas, Arkona – March 31 at Gramercy Theater
Onslaught – April 7 at St. Vitus – Brooklyn
Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Skeletonwitch – April 19 at Irving Plaza
Inquisition – April 26 and 27 at St. Vitus
Rammstein – April 28 at Nassau Coliseum
Behemoth, Watain, The Devils Blood – May 12th at Irving Plaza

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Some new concerts!

by on Aug.02, 2011, under Area Concerts

Another round of new Concert updates!

Disma – Record release show – Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn NY Saturday August 6th
Dio Disciples – The Chance, Pougheepsie NY – Thursday September 22nd
Katatonia – 20th Anniversary headlining show (off-date from Opeth Tour) – Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY – Sat September 24
D.R.I. with Mortician – Popeye’s Bar, Peekskill NY – Tuesday September 27th
Immolation with Jungle Rot – The Basement, Kingston NY – Friday October 7th (Also Monday the 10th at Gramercy Theater)
Impiety РTBA Venue in Brooklyn NY  Thursday October 13th
Devin Townsend Project – The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY – Saturday October 15th

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June Concert Update

by on Jun.22, 2011, under Area Concerts

Some Concerts to consider seeing!

Yes with Styx – Tuesday July 12th at Bethel Woods
Further (Grateful Dead) – Saturday July 16th at Bethel Woods
311 and Sublime – Monday July 25th at Bethel Woods
Bob Dylan – Friday August 12th at Bethel Woods
Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers – Friday August 19th at Bethel Woods

Children of Bodom with Devin Townsend, Obscura and Septic Flesh at Best Buy Theater Saturday July 16th
Burnt By the Sun at Webster Hall Wednesday July 20th (Final Show Ever!)
In Flames with Trivium and Kingdom of Sorrow – Monday, July 25th at Northern Lights (Albany)
Proclamation – Monday August 8th at Europa (Brooklyn)
Summer Slaughter Tour – Thursday August 11th at Irving Plaza and Sunday August 14th at Starland Ballroom
Amon Amarth – Saturday August 20th at Starland Ballroom
Vreid and Kampfar at The Basement in Kingston August 27th
Diamondhead – BB Kings September 1st
Grave – Gramercy Theater September 3rd
Arch Enemy with Devildriver, Skeletonwitch – Best Buy Theater September 9th
The Big 4 – Yankee Stadium September 14th
Evergrey – September 20th at Gramercy Theater
Opeth with Katatonia – September 21st and 22nd at Webster Hall
Enslaved with Alcest and Ghost – September 25th at Gramercy Theater
Firewind with Arsis – Octover 12th at Gramercy Theater
Saxon – October 13th at BB Kings
Mayhem – November 3rd at Gramercy Theater
Judas Priest with Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society – November 18th at the Izod Arena

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Vreid, Kampfar, and Necronomicon to play Kingston!

by on May.10, 2011, under Area Concerts

An awesome show announcement – Vreid, Kampfar, and Necronomicon will be touring North America, and the guys over at Tainted Entertainment have booked them in Kingston NY!

They will be playing Saturday, August 27th at 7pm at The Basement in Kingston, 744 Broadway St

Local support will come from Mythology, Theogonia, and Divine Incarnation.

Tickets are $12 Adv, $14 day of

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Nevermore pulls out of upcoming tour

by on Apr.13, 2011, under Area Concerts

Please note, Nevermore has pulled out of their upcoming tour with Symphony X. This was scheduled to hit the Best Buy Theater in NYC on April 23rd. Previously, Soilwork pulled out of the same tour.

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Concert Announcements!

by on Apr.04, 2011, under Area Concerts

An updated list of concerts coming to the area!

Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers at Bethel Woods Aug 19th

Ghost at the Studio at Webster Hall June 1st

Rush Time Machine Tour at MSG April 10th

Deep Purple with the 30 piece Berlin Symphony Orchestra
June 14 and 15 – Beacon Theater NYC
June 10 PNC Bank Arts Center
June 12 Bethel Woods

Marduk w/Aura Noir, HOD, and Black Anvil at The Williamsburg Music Hall June 3rd

Danizg with Devildriver May 14 Starland Ballroom NJ, May 15 Northern Lights in Albany

Down – April 28 Best Buy Theater, April 30 Starland Ballroom

Symphony X with Powerglove – April 23rd at Best Buy Theater

An Evening with Amon Amarth – May 5th at Best Buy Theater

Overkill and Accept – April 16th at Best Buy Theater

Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate, Keep of Kalessin – April 23rd at Starland, April 25th at Gramercy Theater

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Upcoming Shows

by on Mar.11, 2011, under Area Concerts

A few upcoming shows to note:

3/12 – Generation Kill @ Dingbatz
3/22 – Agolloch @ Le Poisson Rouge
3/25 – Thin Lizzy @ Best Buy Theater
3/26 – Nunslaughter and Disma @ The Acheron
4/16 – Accept and Overkill @ Best Buy Theater
4/22 – Symphony X and Nevermore @ Best Buy Theater
4/25 – Sepultura, Belphegor, Hate @ Gramercy (Also playing at Starland Ballroom on 4/23)

As always remember that Ken over at keeps an updated calendar of shows in the NYC area

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RIP Mike Starr

by on Mar.11, 2011, under Area Concerts

Original Alice in Chains member Mike Starr was found dead in his home this week. We had him do an in store appearance when they were here supporting the Clash of the Titans tour. RIP Brother!

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