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Tue
24
Oct

ERIC JOHNSON To Perform ‘Ah Via Musicom’ In Its Entirety in 2018 Tour

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ERIC JOHNSON ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PERFORM CELEBRATED ALBUM AH VIA MUSICOM IN ITS ENTIRETY AT DATES ACROSS THE U.S IN 2018
 
Run Begins At Tucson’s Rialto Theater on January 23 with Arielle As Direct Support
 
Austin, TX – Eric Johnson has announced plans to perform his celebrated album AH VIA MUSICOM in its entirety at dates across America in 2018.  Johnson shares, “I listen to the fan feedback and comments as I plan my projects and tours.  That's how I got into the recording and subsequent tour with Mike Stern. Same thing with the acoustic recording and tour because I kept hearing ‘Hey when are you gonna do that acoustic record you've been talking about for years’. But by far, the most feedback I've been getting from fans is to play the entire Ah Via Musicom record live so I figured I've put this off for too long.  The time is now, and the timing worked out for Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock to be involved too so here we go.”  The tour will begin on January 23 at Tucson’s Rialto Theater and continue through March 16 in Milwaukee.  A complete itinerary follows below.
 
The guitar has been very good to Eric Johnson, earning him international renown as a player, composer, recording artist and live entertainer as well as an ever-growing audience of admirers. And Eric Johnson has been very good to the guitar, spotlighting its myriad melodic, sonic and lyrical splendors, paying homage to its heroes and innovators, collaborating and playing with many of its finest contemporary talents, and fostering its continuing vibrancy as a primarily instrumental genre in popular music.
 
The pivotal event in Johnson's rise to becoming, as Guitar Player says, “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet," was his million-selling, now-classic 1990 album Ah Via Musicom (which loosely translates as "communicating through music"). It was his second release, following Tones, his 1986 major label debut.
 
Musicom yielded three Top 10 singles – "Cliffs of Dover," which has become Johnson's signature song and won a Best Rock Instrumental Grammy, and "Trademark" and "Righteous." It made him the first artist to ever score three Top 10 instrumentals. Now, 28 years later, he revisits that landmark recording with a 2018 tour on which he will play the album – hailed as a "masterwork" in Amazon.com's review – in its entirety.
 
The years prior to Ah Via Musicom and since are rich with accomplishments. Over the now five studio albums that have followed it – Venus Isle (1996), Bloom (2005), 2010's Up Close (and its revised European version Up Close – Another Look, now being issued in the US), EJ (2016) and the latest – Eric has broadened and enriched his rock guitar palette and further delved into his love for blues, jazz and country. He's earned six Grammy nominations, has topped or been listed high in countless greatest guitarist lists in music publications, and been featured on the cover of most every guitar magazine, many more than once.
 
The Austin, Texas-based Johnson closes out 2017 with a new album, Collage, that combines five new original songs with five covers that reflect both his inspirations and range: An acoustic version of Jimi Hendrix's "One Rainy Wish," The Beatles classic "We Can Work It Out" in a Caribbean groove, B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby," the surf rock classic "Pipeline" and Stevie Wonder's 1966 #3 pop hit "Uptight (Everything's Alright)."
 
Once Ah Via Musicom hit, the Los Angeles Times noted how he had already "been compared with rock's immortals." But Eric himself modestly demurs. "I don't think I'm a rock god. I just keep playing. It's fun, and I'm glad people enjoy it."
 
Confirmed appearances include:
1/23     Tucson, AZ                                                     Rialto Theater
1/24     Ventura, CA                                                    Ventura Theater
1/25     Anaheim, CA                                                  Grove
1/27     San Diego, CA                                                House of Blues
1/28     Los Angeles, CA                                            Regent Theater
1/30     Santa Cruz, CA                                               Rio Theater
1/31     Sacramento, CA                                              Crest
2/01     Portland, OR                                                   Aladdin Theater
2/02     Seattle, WA                                                     The Triple Door
2/03     Spokane, WA                                                  Bing Crosby Theater
2/06     Albuquerque, NM                                           Kimo
2/08     Ft. Collins, CO                                                Lincoln Theater
2/09     Denver, CO                                                     Paramount Theater
2/13     Lubbock, TX                                                   Cactus Theater
2/14     Dallas, TX                                                       House of Blues
2/15     Austin, TX                                                      Paramount Theater
2/16     Houston, TX                                                   House of Blues
2/17     San Antonio, TX                                             Aztec
2/20     Ponte Vedra, FL                                              Ponte Vedra Music Hall
2/21     Clearwater, FL                                                Capitol Theater
2/22     Ft. Lauderdale, FL                                           Amaturo Theater
2/23     Orlando, FL                                                    Plaza Live
2/24     Atlanta, GA                                                     Centerstage
2/25     Raleigh, NC                                                    Lincoln Theatre
2/27     Charleston, SC                                                Charleston Music Hall
2/28     Charlotte, NC                                                  McGlohon
3/02     Washington D.C.                                            Fillmore
3/03     Glenside, PA                                                   Keswick
3/04     New York, NY                                               BB Kings
3/06     Baltimore, MD                                                Rams Head Live
3/07     Albany, NY                                                    Cohoes
3/08     Boston, MA                                                    Wilbur Theatre
3/09     Derry, NH                                                       Tupelo Music Hall
3/10     Norfolk, CT                                                    Infinity
3/11     Lancaster, PA                                                  Roots & Blues Fest
3/13     Cleveland, OH                                                House of Blues
3/14     Cincinnati, OH                                                Taft Ballroom
3/15     Chicago, IL                                                     House of Blues
3/16     Milwaukee, WI                                               Turner
3/17     Bloomington, IL                                              Castle Theater
 
Additional appearances will be announced as confirmed.
 
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Fri
06
Oct

MelodicRockFest Scandinavia 2018

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For the first time ever in Scandinavia we present MelodicRock Fest!
 
Three days filled with the finest of AOR and Melodic Rock. Early bird tickets on sale now, artist announcements coming soon!
 
The Early Bird 3-Day Pass for Melodic Rock Fest Scandinavia 2018 grants you access to the whole festival (except V.I.P. area), all three days. A very limited number of tickets at a reduced price, once they're gone, they're gone!
 
 
The festival was founded by Andrew McNeice back in 2007 and in collaboration with Rock Stage Malmo the three day festival now find it's way to SLAGTHUSET, Malmo, Sweden.
 
The former slaughter house "Slagthuset" in Malmo is today one of Scandinavia's most conveniently located event facilities, only 20 minutes from Copenhagen Airport, 2 minutes from Malmo Central Station and 35 minutes from Copenhagen City. The venue is ideal for conferences, expositions, theatrical performances and concerts!
 
For MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia 2018 we will use 3 of the bigger rooms + an outdoor area with a total capacity of 1,500.
 
 
Fri
22
Sep

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES Team Up With The Red Cross For A Charity Donation

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Los Angeles - September 21, 2017- Daryl Hall & John Oates are embarking on a Southern run of their successful North American tour, performing in Cedar Park, Sugar Land, Tuscaloosa and Jacksonville before wrapping up on September 30th in Charleston at the North Charleston Coliseum.
 
Some cities on this Southern run of tour dates were badly affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.  Daryl Hall & John Oates will be donating a portion of their ticket sales from select tour dates to the Red Cross to benefit those in need during this time.
 
"I know everyone has been experiencing hard times, bad luck and a lot of sadness.  We'll try and do our share to help and also give some soulful cheer at the shows." -Daryl Hall
 
"Hopefully our music will bring a small respite from the damages suffered during the hurricane, and more importantly, I'm hopeful that our contribution to the American Red Cross can help those in need." - John Oates
 
"Daryl Hall & John Oates are helping people affected by disasters like storms and other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. This gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small."  - American Red Cross
 
 
2017 DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES TOUR DATES

* Friday, September 22                 Cedar Park, TX                        H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
* Sunday, September 24                Sugar Land, TX       Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
* Tuesday, September 26              Tuscaloosa, AL                            Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
* Thursday, September 28            Jacksonville, FL      Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
** Saturday, September 30            Charleston, SC                         North Charleston Coliseum

Saturday, October 28                       London, UK                                                The O2 Arena
Sunday, October 29                          Dublin, IE                                                      The 3 Arena Sunday, December 31                  Thackerville, OK                              Win Star World Casino  
* with St. Paul & The Broken Bones
** with Allen Stone

 

 
Tue
19
Sep

STYX & DON FELDER Head To Vegas

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STYX and DON FELDER will be burnin’ up the Las Vegas Strip with their “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane” show presented by SiriusXM with another unforgettable five-night limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas on January 26, 27, 31 and February 2, 3, 2018.
 
STYX’s and DON FELDER’s VIP packages and Artist pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET at Ticketmaster.com. Grazie loyalty members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, September 21 at 10 a.m. PT. All presales will end Thursday, September 21 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, which start at $59, $79, $99, $139, and $299 for the front row, plus applicable fees. They will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, venetian.com, any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. For all news and information about both artists visit their official websites, Styxworld.com and DonFelder.com.
 
The official trailer for Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane” can be seen here: http://bit.ly/StyxFelderVegas2.
 
For these special performances, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—has created an exclusive set list and brand new stage production. DON FELDER is also working on some exciting plans of his own for the residency. The multi-show run will pay tribute to both STYX’s and DON FELDER’s combined 45-plus years as one of the most successful rock and roll bands in history and one of rock’s most illustrious guitar legends.
 
As STYX’s Tommy Shaw explains, “After our ‘Renegades In The Fast Lane’ residency earlier this year, we kept hearing the question, ‘Will there be more dates?’ Well the answer is, YES! We had such a great time trading stage time with Don Felder. First being his band playing a set from his former band, Eagles, and then having Don join us to play some STYX songs. Now we are returning for another round of shows!!!”
 
While STYX’s James “JY” Young is “Very excited to take the stage once again with our brother in arms, Don Felder, and be back at that amazing and beautiful theatre at The Venetian in Las Vegas. We had a blast last year and we are excited to go back. Viva Las Vegas!” 
 
DON FELDER agrees, “I’m truly looking forward to returning to The Venetian with my buddies, STYX.  We had such a great time last year, and we’re coming back again to rock it in January 2018. Two of my favorite things are playing with STYX and rocking in Las Vegas. Doesn’t get much better than that! Can’t wait to see you there.”
 
As Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote about 2017’s “Renegades In The Fast Lane,” STYX is “...today’s perennial Vegas showmen...every tune is impeccably played and spot-on in its musicianship...Of all the classic rock groups, STYX maybe left the most bread crumbs to a Las Vegas future with the camp Broadway flair of 1981’s PARADISE THEATRE.”
 
Mon
18
Sep

GOTTHARD Get 'Defrosted' All Over Again

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THEY JUST CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES ...
Call it insanity, love, passion or obsession: Not by any stretch of the imagination are GOTTHARD willing to keep their feet still. After the triumphant Silver/Anniversary Tour with 50 shows in front of 300,000 people, multiple chart records and prime time slots at every important festival, Leo, Freddy, Marc, Hena, and Nic are releasing the next sensational news: Precisely 20 years after the release of the “DEFROSTED” album, GOTTHARD are gleefully whetting their instruments to get the legendary live experience back on the road in 2018.
 
REVIEW: DEFROSTED 1997
In the late 90s, the release of the spectacular unplugged live album “DEFROSTED” rang the bell for a whole new era: After an impressive rocket launch with headliner tours and their first #1 albums in Switzerland, GOTTHARD went all in again with an unplugged live album. Successfully. “DEFROSTED” reached double platinum sales after three months, and the accompanying tour across sold-out clubs and onto massive festival stages went on for two years instead of the originally slated two months due to overwhelming demand – additionally providing the boys with a brand-new fan base. Because of its extraordinary intimacy and atmosphere, the “DEFROSTED UNPLUGGED TOUR 1997” is still iconic today and a main topic throughout all media and fan communities.
 
PREVIEW: DEFROSTED 2018
Upping the ante is a matter of honor for the ultimate unplugged experience’s new edition. On the face of it, GOTTHARD have again selected the finest small clubs and secured the biggest festivals – however, on the inside, of course, the band is now equipped with over 20 years of additional experience and a truck load full of additional hits. The “DEFROSTED UNPLUGGED TOUR 2018” offers high fives with current and former guest musicians, all-time faves as well as new hits like “Heaven”, “Lift U Up” and “Anytime, Anywhere”, which weren’t even written in 1997 – and all of this wrapped in brand-new acoustic arrangements for a unique party full of great moments, quiet memories and much loved riffs.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Those, who don’t want to risk waiting another 20 years, should keep a few nights clear in 2018 and watch out for the next newsletter: All dates of the “DEFROSTED UNPLUGGED TOUR 2018” will be announced here first.

GOTTHARD ONLINE:
www.gotthard.com
www.facebook.com/Gotthard
www.twitter.com/Gotthard

 
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Tue
15
Aug

EVANESCENCE Return This Fall With 'Synthesis' Fourth Studio Album Out Fall 2017

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ANNOUNCE FALL U.S. "SYNTHESIS LIVE" TOUR TO LAUNCH OCT. 14
 
EVANESCENCE return this fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album, slated for a Fall 2017 release. The group today, August 14, announced the "Synthesis Live" tour will launch this fall beginning October 14 on the west coast (confirmed dates below). Like the album, "Synthesis Live" will feature a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics  combined with the band and Amy Lee's virtuoso piano and voice.
 
"This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explains AMY LEE of EVANESCENCE. "I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years. I'm also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack."
 

 
"Synthesis Live" fan and VIP pre-sales are on-sale beginning tomorrow (Tuesday, August 15) with general on-sale--beginning Friday, August 18. Every ticket sold will come with a download of the new album, SYNTHESIS when it is released later this fall.  As an added bonus, ticket buyers will also receive songs from the album prior to the album's release date, beginning with a stunning new reworking of the band's biggest hit, "Bring Me To Life," which will be available for download to all ticket buyers as well as on streaming services and in digital stores beginning this Friday (August 18).   A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house.  Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet and enjoy a champagne toast with the band, attend their soundcheck, and receive exclusive merchandise items.  For full tour details go to: www.evanescence.com. Expect EVANESCENCE to announce an international tour soon.
 
AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access beginning Tuesday, August 15 at 10AM via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete AT&T pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
 
The two-time, GRAMMY Award-winning group is currently in the studio finishing the new album through August with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell. In addition to the re-imagined catalog songs, the forthcoming SYNTHESIS album will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs.

2017 promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, as their intense live performances and timeless songwriting combined with a powerful live orchestra and electronics will truly deliver a transcendent experience.


 
Catch EVANESCENCE on "Synthesis Live" in the following cities:
 
DATE
 
LOCATION
    VENUE
 
SAT
10/14
Las Vegas, NV
The Pearl Concert Theater
SUN
10/15
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
TUE
10/17
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre
FRI
10/20
Houston, TX
Revention Music Center
SUN
10/22
Irving, TX
The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
MON
10/23
New Orleans, LA
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
WED
10/25
Nashville, TN
Ryman Auditorium
FRI
10/27
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
SAT
10/28
Charlotte, NC
Ovens Auditorium
MON
10/30
Pittsburgh, PA
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
TUE
10/31
Oxon Hill, MD
MGM National Harbor
THU
11/2
Upper Darby, PA
Tower Theater
FRI
11/3
Mashantucket, CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater
SUN
11/5
Boston, MA
Orpheum Theatre - Boston
TUE
11/7
Bethlehem, PA
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
WED
11/8
Baltimore, MD
Hippodrome Theatre
FRI
11/10
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
THU
11/30
Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre
SAT
12/2
Carmel, IN
The Palladium
TUE
12/5
Minneapolis, MN
State Theatre
WED
12/6
Madison, WI
Orpheum Theatre
FRI
12/8
Toronto, ON Canada
Sony Centre for Performing Arts
SAT
12/9
Windsor, ON Canada
Caesar's Windsor
MON
12/11
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Music Hall
WED
12/13
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre
FRI
12/15
Reno, NV
Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
SAT
12/16
San Francisco, CA
Masonic Auditorium
TUE
12/19
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
           
 
Tue
15
Aug

Guitarist RIK EMMETT Triumphs In Acoustic Duo Performances With DAVE DUNLOP

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Rik Emmett just sold out City Winery Nashville, several weeks prior to the August 26th date.  This will be his first time ever playing Nashville, and the Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist’s show went clean on August 7th.  Last year, Emmett sold out City Winery Chicago two months prior to the date of the show.  Other sell-outs within the last 2 years include Rams Head Onstage in Annapolis, Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, The Magic Bag in Detroit, Sellersville Theater and the Tin Angel in the Philadelphia area, Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, and Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (now with a brand new 500-capacity location, where Rik will be appearing for two nights this coming December).  A YouTube video of the old Triumph classic ‘Magic Power’, https://youtu.be/NcVqAHw23aE, shot at Daryl’s House in May of 2015, has over 210,000 views: social media has played a key role in Emmett’s surging success in concert club settings. 
 
One of the most versatile guitarists around, Emmett has been inducted into a few Canadian Halls of Fame for his gold & platinum work with the power rock band Triumph.  Counted amongst the world’s finest guitarists, he has performed alongside legendary performers such as George Benson, Randy Bachman, and Steve Vai. He continues to surprise critics and fans with his vast musical expression, which runs the gamut from rock to jazz to classical to folk – all of which are on display in acoustic duo shows with guitarist Dave Dunlop.  It’s as if the seasoned rock star has found a truer calling in a stripped-down setting. 
 
“Rik Emmett’s performances at The Magic Bag are always intensely personal & profoundly intimate,” notes General Manager Robert Littleton.  “He pulls out all the stops, everything from the Triumph classics to the latest recordings with Dave Dunlop.  He still gives everything he’s got, and Rik lets Dunlop stretch out & play along with him.  The two really complement each other; I couldn’t think of a better dynamic, or a better accompanist than Dave.  Triumph fans are passionate, and music fans always have their opinions about how a show was done.  Not once have I ever heard anything bad about the acoustic show.  When you listen to some of the songs stripped down, something resonates, almost as if you’re hearing the song for the first time.  Take “Lay It On The Line” – a fan favorite, a crowd pleaser – it’s done so true, you’ll want to play air guitar for a chord or two.  On a personal note, Rik & Dave are really easy going & super easy to work with.  They're Canadian gentlemen and the kind of folk you welcome back like family.” 
 
“Rik is a performer’s performer,” adds Donal McCoy, owner of the Tin Angel in Philadelphia where Emmett has performed more than a dozen shows over the years.  “He doesn’t just do a show, but rather takes the audience on a journey, perfectly intertwining stories with fan favorites, both old and new.”  Bruces Ranes of Sellersville Theater concurs, “Rik Emmett with Dave Dunlop sound exceptional… strong vocals with stellar fret-work as they perform a cross section of Triumph classics and solo material.  In addition to selling very well, they’re a pleasure to work with.” 
 
Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop will be performing at City Winery Atlanta on Friday, August 25th.  A few tickets are still available, but don’t wait too long… it will surely sell out. 
 
UPCOMING SHOWS: Fri 8/25/17: City Winery Atlanta - Atlanta, GA Sat 8/26/17: City Winery Nashville - Nashville, TN Thu 8/31/17: Uxbridge Music Hall - Uxbridge, ON Thu 9/7/17: City Winery New York - New York, NY Fri 9/8/17: The Upper Room - Albany, NY Fri 9/15/17: Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT Sat 9/16/17: Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA Thu 9/28/17: City Winery Chicago - Chicago, IL Fri 9/29/17: Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI Wed 10/4/17: Yoshi's - Oakland, CA Thu 10/5/17: The Canyon - Agoura Hills, CA Sat 10/7/17: The Rose - Pasadena, CA Sun 10/8/17: The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA Fri 10/20/17: New Hope Winery - New Hope, PA Sat 10/21/17: Rams Head Onstage - Annapolis, MD Sun 10/22/17: The Tin Pan - Richmond, VA Sat 11/11/17: Seneca Queen - Niagara Falls, ON Fri 11/17/17: Music Box Supper Club - Cleveland, OH Sat 11/18/17: The Lamp Theatre - Irwin, PA Fri 12/1/17: The Center for the Arts Natick - Natick, MA Sat 12/2/17: The Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA Fri 12/8/17: Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH Sat 12/9/17: Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, NH Thu 1/4/18: The Brichmere - Alexandria, VA Fri 1/5/18: Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, VA Fri 1/26/18: Live at the Ludlow Garage - Cincinnati, OH Sat 1/27/18: Live at the Ludlow Garage - Cincinnati, OH Sat 5/19/18: Daryl's House - Pawling, NY Sun 5/20/18: Daryl's House - Pawling, NY 
 
For more information on Rik Emmett, visit www.rikemmett.com
 
 
For more information on Rik Emmett, visit www.rikemmett.com  
 
 
Tue
08
Aug

DIAMOND HEAD Announce North American Tour

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Few metal bands have been as influential and have had the longevity as Diamond Head - listed as a major influence by two of metal's biggest, Metallica and Megadeth. Led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head will be launching a North American tour that will include both US and Canadian dates, beginning on August 19 with Psycho Las Vegas festival appearance and ending on September 11 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. 
 
'We are excited to get back to North America and see our old friends once more,' says Tatler and Wilcox (who resides in the US). 
 
'Diamond Head may not have toured the continent as much as we would have liked way back when, but we are certainly making up for it now! And the band sounds better than ever,' states Brian.
 
As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late '70s/early '80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as 'Am I Evil,' 'Helpless,' 'The Prince,' and 'It's Electric' multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.
 
In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016's self-titled offering. 
There is a new Diamond Head album already in the works (set for release next year).
 
Soon, many North American headbangers will get their chance to see the legendary Diamond Head and hear the songs that inspired a generation of musicians on a nearby concert stage. 
 
DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler - Guitars 
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals 
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars 
Dean Ashton - Bass 
Karl Wilcox - Drums 
 
DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017:
S    8/19  Las Vegas, NV  Psycho Las Vegas 2017
Su   8/20  Salt Lake City, UT  Liquid Joes
W   8/23  Portland, OR  Bossanova Ballrooms
Th   8/24  Seattle, WA  El Corazon
F     8/25   Vancouver, BC  Rickshaw Theater
S    8/26  Victoria, BC  Logan's Pub 
Su  8/27  Vernon, BC  The Green 
M   8/28  Calgary, AB   Dickens 
T     8/29   Edmonton, AB  The Forge 
8/30 Saskatoon, SK  Capitol Music Club
Th  8/31  Winnipeg, ON  Park Theater
S   9/2   Sault Sainte-Marie  Canadian Nightclub
Su  9/3  Sudbury, ON  The Asylum
M   9/4  Toronto, ON  Coalition
T    9/5       Windsor, ON  Backstage
9/6  Ottawa, ON  The Maverick
Th  9/7  Quebec, QU  l'Anti 
F    9/8  Jonquire, QU  Salle 4 Barils
S   9/9  Montreal, QU  Wings of Metal Festival
Su  9/10  Liverpool, NY  Sharkey's
9/11  Brooklyn, NY  Saint Vitus
 
 
 
Tue
04
Jul

GLENN HUGHES Performs Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia

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For The First Time In 40 Years…Performing A Full Concert Of Classic Deep Purple Live!
 
Glenn Hughes, the Voice Of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool's Empire Theatre. 
On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history's truly game-changing rock phenomena and never looked back — until now.
 
This September, Australia will witness one of the finest hard rock singer/musicians of his generation fronting a mighty handpicked band live in concert, 
as he revisits some of Deep Purple's all-time greatest songs for the first time in more than 40 years, with epic stadium rock production.
 
"Most Purple fans rank Burn and Stormbringer among the greatest albums the band ever made, in any incarnation," Glenn says. 
"Over that Mk III period, we were also performing Mk II classics like Smoke On The Water and Highway Star every night on massive world tours.
 
'My lasting memories with Deep Purple in Australia, was of course the Sunbury Music Festival in '75. After so much sunshine, came the rain – a little prophetic with us performing Stormbringer.  
My God, the mud! What mayhem, but the crowds seemed to have a great time, we sure did.'
 
'I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like BurnMistreatedStormbringer and Getting Tighter, as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. 
With this band, I can assure you of a concert that'll blow your mind."
 
Glenn was inducted into the Rock'N Roll Hall of Fame last year along with his other Deep Purple bandmates. 
 
With one of the heaviest repertoires known to rock, and sound and lighting production values befitting the legend, 
Glenn Hughes' Classic Deep Purple shows are destined to write a new page in rock history – GET READY!
 
TOUR DATES
Wednesday, September 20: State Theatre, Sydney - Pre-Sale
Sunday, September 24: Concert Hall, Perth - Pre-Sale
Friday, September 29: Hamer Hall, Melbourne - Pre-Sale
Sunday, October 1: Qpac, Brisbane - Pre Sale
 
On Sale Monday, July 10 @ 9.00am
 
 
 
THE BAND
JEFF KOLLMAN - Guitar
The hallowed name of guitar god Jeff Kollman has graced too many greatest player polls to count these last 30 years. 
The Ohio punk turned jazz-prog virtuoso has run rings around the world since his '90s metal band Edwin Dare gave way to prog heroes Cosmosquad and a gun-slinging resume that spans 
Sebastian Bach to Alan Parsons; Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatballs to UFO spin-off Mogg/Way. A classic guitarist's guitarists, Jeff takes high praise from the likes of Steve Lukather and John Payne in his estimable stride. 
On stage and record, he's been a recurring foil for Glenn Hughes since the Songs In the Key of Rock LP of 2003.
 
LACHY DOLEY - Keys
Some call him the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ. Glenn Hughes calls him "the greatest living keyboard player in the world.' 
Australian soul monster Lachy Doley is a killer showman too, pumping and pounding the most astonishing sounds from the classic B3 Hammond and his uber-rare Hohner D6 Whammy Clavinet. 
Lachy's version of Bill Withers' Use Me has clocked millions of YouTube hits and his latest album, Lovelight, has torched blues charts from Australia to the UK. Sideman to Powderfinger, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa, the world-touring keys prodigy cemented his place in Glenn's band during sessions in Copenhagen for the Resonate LP.
 
PONTUS ENGBORG - Drums
Hard-hitting funk-rock drummer Pontus Engborg barrelled out of Sweden to hit the LA session scene barely out of his teens in 2000. 
A fast and furious apprenticeship from the Viper Room to the Whiskey and the Knitting Factory would lead to stints with Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Toto's Bobby Kimball and Journey's Steve Augeri. 
Back in Sweden, he's been the man behind the supremely versatile Confusion since 2007. It was there that he came to the attention of Glenn Hughes in 2010, and made his debut behind the Voice of Rock in Serbia that July, sans rehearsal or soundcheck, in front of 21,000 people. Seven years later, it's fair to say he passed the audition.

 

 
Thu
29
Jun

A GIANT Gig For BRYAN COLE

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I'm absolutely thrilled for MRR's own BRYAN COLE as he heads for Nashville this weekend, to partake in the gig of a lifetime. Yes, Bryan is singing for a reunited GIANT! Featuring Dann Huff, David Huff and Mike Brignardello, plus keyboardist Tyson Leslie (Vixen) and Mark Oakley.
 
This is a benefit gig for Todd Austin, who lost everything in a recent fire. The Giant guys are old friend with Todd and agreed to pitch in by performing two songs among a night filled with music. 
Now, due to the nature of the event and the fact that Dann Huff hasn't sung in a number years, he felt that he wouldn't do justice to the songs and asked Mike Brignardello if he knew a vocalist. Well, having just played on Bryan Cole's debut album Sands Of Time, Mike immediately called Bryan, who needed no time at all to jump at the chance.
 
The event takes place this Saturday night in Nashville.
 
From Mike's FB page: "GIANT reunites for the First Time Ever July 1 @ Basement East for Thrilla for Toddzilla. The original line-up; Dann Huff, David Huff, Mike Brignardello and Mark Oakley, with Tyson Leslie on keys and Bryan Cole on vocals. Show starts at 8:00, be there early, we're playing two songs! Looking forward to seeing our friends and helping our pal Todd Austin. See you Saturday!
 
 
And from Bryan this afternoon: "

This Sat night will be a very special evening in Nashville, TN! You do not want to miss this!!! First of all, we're helping a brother musician who lost almost everything in a fire! I've always been absolutely amazing how strong the music community is here in Nashville!

Now for the BIG, GRAND, AWESOME AND GIANT NEWS I PROMISED...... I will take the stage with my musical hero's DANN HUFF, DAVID HUFF, Mike Brignardello, MARC OAKLEY AND Tyson P Leslie for a first ever GIANT REUNION!
Not only am a humbled and honored to have been asked to be a part of the event, but I'll be singing lead vocal for a band that has truly been a MAJOR inspiration! So don't miss this epic event! THIS SATURDAY JULY 1st at 8:00pm at the Basement East in Nashville, TN!
 
 
Stay tuned for pictures and video from the event and if you haven't yet checked out Bryan's album, do so here: http://melodicrock.com/articles/melodicrock-records/2016/11/25/bryan-col...
 
 
 
Mon
12
Jun

KILLER QUEEN Announces US Tour Dates

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Lead singer Patrick Myers said “It's been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it's a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew and grew and we've ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It's been quite a surreal ride. Becoming regular performers Red Rocks Arena in America is another highlight . The Beatles, U2, Springsteen, Dylan all played on that stage. It's really got it's own kind of magic going on there”.

Check out the following video link as Killer Queen power though Bohemian Rhapsody in a packed Ahoy Stadium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR6BCzFAj0Y&feature=youtu.be

MAGIC YEARS 
Killer Queen formed back in June 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. 
By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End.

The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band”.
 
The band also scored a number one hit when they they were asked to recreate Queen's harmionies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim in 2001. 

Killer Queen toured into their second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later. 

The next year Killer Queen joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverly Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless. 

2009 saw a triumphant return to a sold out Ahoy stadium with their acclaimed “Queen Spectacular” production and another award, this time from Sweden's Vasteras concert hall “Best Concert of The Year 2009”. 2013 saw them performing in another one of Queen's former venues, this time the Brighton Centre to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. 

In 2016 Killer Queen took the show to America including Red Rocks Arena in Colorado - one of the countries most prestigious venues – The Beatles, Springsteen, U2 have all played there. They will be returning there as a part of their 3rd US tour in 2018. 

Quotes 
"Concerts as near to the real thing as you're likely to get. A real life Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie Lives! A Pop Legend Is back" The People 

“Killer Queen is a living jukebox, an absolutely fantastic show. This an evening where you feel the hair stand on the back of your neck. I've never seen the arena explode with such an 
electric charge. The sound is perfect...A Concert to remember” The VLT - Sundsvall Sweden. 

“This guy is not to be missed” Editor BrianMay.com
No detail is overlooked. Killer Queen are kings of the musical impersonators, the highest of tributes. Duncan Kennedy BBC 1 
Very accurate. Almost frightening. The show, singing, music and appearance are unbelievably similar to the original. Skipping across the stage with his three and half octave broad tenor powering through the arena, Patrick's spark set the 10,000 Ahoy audience on fire . They danced, sang and clicked their fingers, all under Myers' direction. The best thing since Queen! Der Westen. (Ahoy Stadium Review) 

The fabulous Killer Queen came on stage. What an impact! Mirage or Resurection? The group voted best tribute in the world entirely succeeded in resurrecting Freddie Mercury both physically and vocally. You almost believe you were at Wembley Stadium back in 1986. 
Voix Du Nord. France. 

“Killer Queen rocked the race crowd to the Ebor Stand's rafters at the York Music Showcase last Saturday. The massive (15,000) Knavesmire crowd bounced, roared enthusiastically & punched the air on the terraces to Killer Queen's charismatic and uncannily accurate renditions of the Queen back catalogue, ... Freddie/Patrick, strutted for all the world is if it were Live Aid ...” BBC Yorkshire - Kate Lock 

"Patrick Myers' recreation of Queen's lead singer is simply uncanny.” 
Baz Bamignoye Daily Mail 

"Killer Queen took to the stage, the performance was scarily real. 'Freddie Mercury' gave it all he had in his trademark yellow suit - several outfit changes followed. The audience interaction could almost have been rehearsed. The crowd roared, danced and joined in as though it was a requirement for entry. Brilliant."
The Scotsman on Murrayfield Stadium 

Confirmed July 2017 Tour Dates:
S      7/1     Edinburg, TX H-E-B Park Stadium
SU   7/2     Corpus Christie, TX Brewster St. Outdoors
F      7/7    Bow, WA Skagit Casino
S      7/8     Bow, WA Skagit Casino
T    7/11     Syracuse, NY Sharkey’s Outdoor
Th 7/13     St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
F   7/14     Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
S   7/15     St. Charles, MO Family Arena
T   7/18     Erie, PA Liberty Park Amphitheater
F   7/21     Dallas, TX Bomb Factory
S   7/22     Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live

 

 

 
Thu
25
May

SEBASTIAN BACH Australian Tour 2017

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The Original Voice of SKID ROW, Musical Royalty SEBASTIAN BACH returns to Australia this October! Hailed as one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice, he is the personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!
 
“Bach doesn’t just sing; Bach howls, Bach yells, Bach shouts, Bach growls, Bach screams, Bach roars, all of it with the utmost conviction.” – Spotlight Report (Metro Theatre 2015 Review)
 
Having joined SKID ROW at the ripe young age of 18, BACH began a whirlwind career fuelled with sex, drugs and rock and roll alongside large amounts of touring and Gold & Platinum accolades. In 1996 when he ventured off on his own where he created acclaimed solo material and his various collaborations with musicians across all genres. Last year he released his book “18 And Life on Skid Row”, an exhilarating, whip-smart and brutally honest memoir.
 
“Swinging his mic ferociously by the chord, windmilling and jumping around, whilst never struggling to hit a high note, the crowd were euphoric.” – Metal As Fuck (Metro Theatre 2015 Review)
BACH's live shows are a non-stop party filled with all the SKID ROW classics such - “18 and Life”, “Youth Gone Wild", "I Remember You", "Monkey Business", "Slave To The Grind" plus more.
 
“Still one of the greatest voices in rock history… a legendary frontman” BACH is not your ordinary rock star!
 
“The crowd ate it up as he sang classic Skid Row tunes… his voice is still there sounding better than ever!”-- National Rock Review
 
Sebastian Bach TOUR DATES
Saturday 21st October – Perth – Astor Theatre
Sunday 22nd October – Adelaide – The Gov
Thursday 26th October – Brisbane – The Tivoli
Friday 27th October – Sydney – Manning Bar
Saturday 28th October – Melbourne – Forum Theatre
 
Tickets:
Forum + Manning Presale Wednesday 24th May 12pm
General Pre-Sale Thursday 25th 9am local
On-Sale Friday 26th 9am local
 
VIP Meet & Greet Upgrades available here https://sebastianbach.wun.io/
 
 
Wed
10
May

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE 2018 Announced

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8th EDITION (THE OCHO) OF THE HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL VOYAGE SAILS OUT OF MIAMI, FL FEBRUARY 11-16, 2018 - SPECIAL VALENTINE'S  CRUISE
 
LINE-UP FEATURES 35-PLUS PERFORMING ARTISTS INCLUDING: TESLA, QUEENSRYCHE, THUNDER, LITA FORD, WINGER, BRITISH LION, DORO, KIX, Y&T, VIXEN, GREAT WHITE, BEASTO BLANCO, LA GUNS, AND MANY MORE
CRUISE GOES ON SALE TOMORROW (5/10) AT 12 NOON EST
 
Details for the eighth annual MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world's premier hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, have been announced.
 
Departing out of Miami, FL, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail February 11-16 aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas (a new ship for MOR) and visiting two new ports: Falmouth, Jamaica and the private isle of Labadee. As in past years, the 2018 cruise will also feature optional pre-cruise parties in Miami on the evening of Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th (details TBA).
 
The cruise goes on sale tomorrow (5/10) at 12 Noon EST, with cabins starting at $1,199 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. For more info, visit MonstersOfRockCruise.com and follow @monstersofrockcruise on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
Confirmed line-up for the 2018 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE includes: Tesla, Queensrÿche, Thunder, Lita Ford, Winger, British Lion featuring Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Doro, KIX, Y&T, Vixen, Great White, Beasto Blanco, LA Guns, The Pretty Maids, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Loudness, Michael Sweet (of Stryper), The Quireboys, Tyketto, Dangerous Toys, Junkyard, Keel, Raven, Madam X, Rhino Bucket, John Corabi, Autograph, Lillian Axe, Rough Cutt, Mitch Malloy, The Iron Maidens, Kickin' Valentina, Jared James Nichols, Thee Rock 'N Roll Residency, and Atomic Punks, with more performances to be announced. Plus, Eddie Trunk and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1's "That Metal Show"), San Francisco bay area radio host Nikki Blakk and Luc Carl (SiriusXM's "Hair Nation") are the official cruise hosts and will moderate Q&A's and many other specially designed events crafted especially for this voyage. 
 
In addition to the band performances, the cruise will feature over-the-top, customized activities including MOR Artist Photo Experiences, Gong Show Karaoke, My Bloody Valentine Fantasy Ball, "So You Think You Can Shred" and Cooking with Rock Stars hosted by Lisa Tirone of Chef it up! and even more to be announced.
 
Click here for MOR '18 artist reveal video and here for cruise experience video.
 
Navigator of the Seas is unlike any ship experienced before on the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE. The Voyager Class ship features the Royal Promenade, spanning the length of Deck 5, featuring restaurants, coffee bars, shopping and connecting cruisers to all performance venues. Other activities aboard the ship include: boogie boarding or surfing the waves at the FlowRider Surf Simulator, challenging yourself on the rock climbing wall, soaking in one of the many hot tubs and pools, or pampering yourself in the world-class Vitality at Sea Spa. 
 
The exclusive island of Labadee is the ultimate private destination for Monsters of Rock cruisers, offering adventure, exploration and relaxation amongst its many bars and pristine waters. Vacationers can amp up the adrenaline on the Dragon's Tail Coaster, a thrilling 30-mile-per-hour ride with incredible views of the island.For more action, adventurous passengers may choose to strap on a helmet and harness, and soar 500-feet down on the Dragon's Breath Flight Line, the world's longest zip line over water. In addition, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from, including wave jet rides, parasailing, snorkel safaris, kayak tours, and much more.
 
Situated on Jamaica's North coast between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Falmouth has something for all travelers. Monsters of Rock Cruisers won't want to miss Dunn's River Falls, one of the most incredible natural wonders in the world and a shore excursion unlike any other. This series of lush, tropical waterfalls cascade over terraced natural stairs as you take the picturesque hike all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the journey, taking breaks to swim in the small lagoons and grottos as you ascend the vertical sections of the falls. Cruisers can wrap up the day with a hike and dip into the Caribbean Sea or enjoy a myriad of activities, such as windsurfing, kayaking, horseback riding, river raft rides or sightseeing.
 
Find official cruise merchandise here: 
 
 
Mon
08
May

DIAMOND HEAD To Tour The States With First-Ever US Festival Appearances

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One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Diamond Head, will be returning to the States for tour dates in May and in August. From May 17-27, the band - led by co-founding member/guitarist Brian Tatler - will be playing headline shows (and two dates with Ross the Boss, as well as a performance at the Legions of Metal Festival in Chicago with Armored Saint, and an appearance at Rocklahoma in Oklahoma). And then from August 19-25, Diamond Head will return to the US for another festival appearance (Psycho Vegas 2017 in Las Vegas), as well as additional headlining gigs. 

“Excited to be back in the US this spring, playing songs from the new album ‘Diamond Head’ along with many classics from Lightning To The Nations, Borrowed Time & Canterbury’.” -Brian Tatler, 5/4/17

As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, Diamond Head came up in the same scene as eventual global headliners Def Leppard and Iron Maiden. And while Diamond Head did not achieve the same commercial success as the aforementioned bands, they did influence countless subsequent musicians - especially Metallica, as it was a then-teenaged Lars Ulrich that befriended the band early on and became a major fan. Subsequently, Metallica has covered such Diamond Head classics as “Am I Evil,” “Helpless,” “The Prince,” and “It’s Electric” multiple times - on multiple platinum releases.

In addition to performing these classics at their upcoming U.S. shows, expect to also hear material performed off their latest release - 2016’s self-titled offering. Their seventh studio albums overall, the album has become one of their most critically acclaimed of their entire career - as evidenced by Classic Rock Magazine saying, "It just fu*kin' rocks in glorious timeless fashion" and Metal Hammer simply adding, "This is rather excellent."

And soon, many U.S. fans will get to see the legendary Diamond Head on a nearby concert stage. 

"When we made 'Kill Em All', it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead" Lars Ulrich - Metallica

"We're a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead." James Hetfield - Metallica

"I'm influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Brian Tatler". 
Dave Mustaine - Megadeth

DIAMOND HEAD LINE-UP 2017:
Brian Tatler - Guitars 
Rasmus Bom Andersen - Vocals 
Abbz Abberley  - Guitars 
Dean Ashton - Bass 
Karl Wilcox - Drums 

DIAMOND HEAD US TOUR 2017: Additional dates to be announced shortly.
W   5/17 Columbus, OH      Ace of Cups
Th  5/18 Indianapolis, IN     The Headquarters w/Ross The Boss
F    5/19 Rock Island, IL      RIBCO
S    5/20 Chicago, IL            Legions of Metal Festival w/Armored Saint 
Su  5/21 Savage, MN          Neisens w/Ross The Boss                 
M   5/22 Joliet, IL                 The Forge
T    5/23 Newport, KY          Southgate House
Th  5/25 Springfield, MO     Nathan P Murphy's
S    5/27 Pryor, OK              Rocklahoma Festival                    
S    8/19 Las Vegas, NV      Psycho Vegas 2017 Festival
W   8/23 Portland, OR         Bossanova Ballrooms
Th  8/25 Seattle, WA           El Corazon 

 

 
Tue
02
May

OZZY OSBOURNE And ZAKK WYLDE Reunite For 2017 Tour

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Rock fans rejoice!
 
For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again. 
 
Known as one of rock's most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of OZZY headlining shows in the U.S. this summer and fall, beginning July 14 (*see dates below).  While they've performed together over the years, these shows are the first collaboration for the duo for a full tour since 2006.  These dates also mark OZZY's first solo tour in the U.S. in years beyond one OZZY & Friends performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans, LA in October 2015. 
 
OZZY and Zakk first teamed up 30 years ago when Zakk (who OZZY describes as "a f***ing absolutely amazing guitar player") joined OZZY's band in 1987; they last recorded in 2007 on OZZY's acclaimed BLACK RAIN album. 
 
In addition to reuniting with Zakk Wylde on guitar, OZZY's band will include longtime collaborators Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards)OZZY's tour dates kick off in July at the Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, WI with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. 
 
"I'm so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam," says OZZY OSBOURNE.  "This is what I do.  This is where I belong, on the road."
 
"I'm really looking forward to The HARDCORE POWAHLIFTING TRAINING SESSIONS with OZZY as well as playing music in between sets of HEAVY SQUATS, BENCHING and DEADLIFTS," Zakk Wylde adds.
 
Next up for OZZY: prepping for a new solo album for 2018 on Epic.
 
OZZY's initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:
 
July
Fri, July 14         Oshkosh, WI       Rock USA Festival
Sun, July 16       Chicago, IL         Chicago Open Air Festival
 
August
Wed, August 9    Sturgis, SD          Buffalo Chip
Mon, August 21   Cartersville, IL    Moonstock Festival
 
 
Mon
20
Mar

GLENN HUGHES Part Of 'The Music Of CREAM' Tour

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The Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary Tour - Touring Australia May 2017 

The Music Of Cream lives again through this special tour featuring the bloodline of those incredible musicians. 
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream is Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack), Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger), Will Johns (nephew of Eric Clapton and son of Zeppelin/ Stones engineer Andy)
Robben Ford and special guest 'The Voice of Rock', and stunning bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple).

Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton. Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more.

 The fiery union of blues guitar god Eric Clapton and the jazz skewed rhythm section of Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce caused a psychedelic sensation that rang loud from their '66 debut to their fourth album of '69, "Goodbye".
The sad passing of Jack Bruce in October 2014 marked an official end to a legend that gave us Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Badge 
and definitive, powerhouse versions of trad blues staples such as Spoonful and Crossroads

Now, fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s.

Spoonful, Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Badge and more will be performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy. 
This is a very special concert tour that celebrates the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.

Watch video trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et5fpSiycM

Tuesday, May 23: Hamer Hall, Melbourne - Ticketmaster
Thursday, May 25: State Theatre, Sydney - Ticketmaster
Friday, May 26: Concert Hall, Perth - Perth Concert Hall & Ticketmaster
Monday, May 29: QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane - QPAC

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
www.musicofcream.com

ABOUT THE PLAYERS

Malcolm Bruce
The son of Cream singer-bassist Jack Bruce, Malcolm grew up in the thick of rock royalty and, via the Guildhall School of Music, began performing professionally at 16. As pianist, bassist, guitarist or engineer he has shared studios with Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Dr John, and recorded and performed often with his father in the UK, US and Europe. Recent tours have included 60 dates with Joe Satriani and revisiting the music of Cream with Kofi Baker and Will Johns. Malcolm will launch his debut solo album, Salvation, as opening act on the Music Of Cream NZ tour. 

Kofi Baker
Kofi's first performance was with his father, jazz-rock legend Ginger Baker, on live TV at the age of six. He's since played drums behind Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, Steve Marriott, and as half of a polyrhythmic powerhouse with his father across Europe in the 1980s. More recently, Kofi has played the Extreme Guitar Tour with Uli Jon Roth, Vinny Appice and Vinnie Moore, and joined with Malcolm Bruce to rekindle the spirit of Cream to critical acclaim on stage in US and UK. His own albums include Lost City and Abstract Logic, with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane.

Will Johns
Encouragement from his uncle Eric Clapton was an auspicious start for teenaged singer-guitarist Will Johns. The son of legendary recording engineer Andy Johns (the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin), he has since performed with Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce and Bill Wyman, and most recently the music of Cream with Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker. By several curious twists of the family tree, Will also counts George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood and the great rock producer Glyn Johns as uncles. The Will Johns Band has released three albums — Count On Me, Hooks and Lines and Something Old, Something New — since 2009. 

Robben Ford 
is also joining the line-up - Robben is a virtuoso blues guitarist, one of the worlds best. Joe Bonamassa's all time favourite.  Robben was last in Australia for Byron Bay Bluesfest in 2014.
 
Glenn Hughes
The distinction of historic stints with seminal hard rock acts Deep Purple AND Black Sabbath only begins to describe Glenn Hughes’ six decades in the blues-rock maelstrom.

With a voice that is legendary and a bass guitarist of rare invention, the UK rock legend has recorded with artists as diverse as Gary Moore and the KLF, and held his corner of virtuosic supergroup Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham since 2009.
Glenn was hugely inspired the music of CREAM and Jack Bruce, with whom he collaborated on a number of occasions
Last year saw the release of his 14th solo album, "Resonate". His autobiography, "Scenes From the Life of a Rock'n'Roll Star", contains a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich. Say no more.

 

 
Wed
08
Mar

TOTO Announce 2017 US Dates

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TOTO ANNOUNCE ITINERARY FOR "AN EVENING WITH" SUMMER TOUR OF THE U.S.
First Set Of U.S. Summer Dates For 2017 Announced
Tickets On Sale This Week 
Tickets & VIP Available Via: www.totoofficial.com
Los Angeles, CA --- Multi-Grammy Award winning band TOTO has announced the first set of dates for their Summer U.S. tour, which will begin on June 2nd in Lake Charles, LA. The shows are billed as "An Evening With Toto” and their performances will feature repertoire for their latest studio album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog in performances that will stage two hours of music. Last summer, Toto embarked their first U.S. headline run in over a decade.
The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams will be joined by Lenny Castro (percussion), Shannon Forest (drums), Shem von Schroeck (bass), Warren Ham (saxophone, vocals). Guitarist Steve Lukather shares, “We had such a great time last summer that we wanted to regroup and hit some cities we didn’t get to last time. Always a thrill to bring our full show around the country.”
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations and were inducted in to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in 2009.
With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility. Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base.
In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV. The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates brought to life. It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.
In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well. With the band’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, TOTO has major plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career.
TOTO 2017 SUMMER TOUR
6/2/17 Lake Charles, LA - 
Golden Nugget Lake Charles-Grand Event Center
6/3/17 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino-Hard Rock Live
6/4/17 Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
6/6/17 Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre
6/7/17 Charlotte, NC - Knight Theater
6/10/17 Rama, ON - Casino Rama-Entertainment Centre
6/13/17 Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre
6/14/17 Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
6/16/17 Easton, PA - State Theatre Center for the Arts
6/17/17 Lincoln, RI - Twin River Casino
6/18/17 Wilkes-Barre, PA - 
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
6/20/17 Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
6/21/17 Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
6/23/17 Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley
6/24/17 Waterloo, NY - Del Lago Resort and Casino-The Vine
6/25/17 Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
6/28/17 Saint Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
7/1/17 Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
More Dates To Be Announced
 
Fri
24
Feb

THE RADIO SUN Upcoming March European Live Dates

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Australian melodic hard rockers The Radio Sun will head to Europe where they will launch their latest album Outside Looking In with a few live dates in the U.K and in Greece. See the boys on Wednesday 8th March in Cardiff, South Wales at Fuel Rock Club
 
with Blood Red Saints & Paul Laine, on Saturday 11th March at HRH AOR Fest (sold out) North Wales
*also with Paul Laine and a host of aor/hard rock bands and on Wednesday 15th March at Club Modu, Athens, Greece with Hideaway & Paul Laine.
The Radio Sun will also be part of the Paul Laine backing band at all dates. Limited tickets are still available for the Cardiff Wales & Club Modu Greece shows.
 
*The Radio Sun has just started recording a new album slated for a late 2017 release, this will be the band's fourth full length album in four years.
 
 
Tue
21
Feb

PUNKY MEADOWS Announces West Coast And East Coast Tour Dates

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One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970's was undoubtedly ANGEL - who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group's popularity and influence remain high - resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, 'FALLEN ANGEL,' and a striking video clip for the rocking track, 'Straight Shooter': https://youtu.be/pZVp6Y_k2CU
 
'I'm very proud of this song and album,' says Punky. 'Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to to pick a favorite song because they're all good. 'Straight Shooter' was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.'
 
And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel - lead vocals, Danny Farrow - rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv - keyboards, and Bob Pantella - drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery). 
 
ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, 'FOXES' (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS. 
 
Upon the band's disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for 'FALLEN ANGEL,' which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.
 
Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW'S 'Fallen Angel' that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.
 
Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8x10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout): punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html
 
And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. 'Can't wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We're coming to a town near you and we're going to tear the place up!! It's going to be one bad ass party, so don't miss it and let's rock!!
 
TOUR DATES:
 
March 8th -  Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)
March 9th -  Brick By Brick (San Diego)
March 10th -  Whisky (Los Angeles) 
April 21st -  The Chance (Poughkeepsie) 
April 29th -  BB Kings (New York City)
 
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Wed
15
Feb

GEOFF TATE Acoustic Live & Film Debut

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GEOFF TATE THE WHOLE STORY "RYCHE" ACOUSTIC TOUR 2017
 
Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2017, multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will be embarking on an extensive U.S. tour that will be highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35 year career.
 
Geoff is regarded as one of the most skilled vocalists in the rock genre with hundreds of modern, popular artists citing him as a major influence. He is the original singer for the band Queensryche, which he fronted for over 30 years.
 
Geoff will present his upcoming all-acoustic show with himself, backed by a 7-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland -- featuring three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments -- to produce a high energy acoustic version of some of the heavy metal genre's most recognized songs including "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," "Empire," "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Eyes of a Stranger."
 
Tour Dates
 
February
 
16 - Daryl's House in Pawling, NY
17 - The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
18 - Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH
19 - 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue, NY
20 - City Winery in New York, NY
21 - State Theatre in State College, PA
22 - Diesel in Pittsburgh, PA
23 - The Token Lounge in Westland, MI
24 - The Kent Stage in Kent, OH
28 - Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO
 
March
 
2 - Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, NM
3 - Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ
5 - Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
9 - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
10 - The Rose in Pasadena, CA
11 - The Canyon Theater in Agoura Hills, CA
12 - Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
18 - Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA
19 - Goldfield Trading Post in Sacramento, CA
22 - Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH
23 - The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI
24 - Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO
25 - Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO
28 - High Dive in Gainesville, FL
29 - Jack Rabbits in Jacksonville, FL
30 - The Calico Room in Wilmington, NC
 
April
 
1 - The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC
2  - The Windjammer in Isle of Palms, SC
4 - The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC
5 - Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC
6 - Fletcher Theater in Raleigh, NC
7 - Shaka's in Virginia Beach, VA
8 - The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, VA
9 - Tellus 360 in Lancaster, PA
12 - Saile Multi in Quebec, Canada
14 - Brass Monkey Bar in Ottawa, Canada
15 - Rockpile West in Toronto, Canada
 
GEOFF TATE, FORMERLY OF QUEENSRYCHE, STARS IN THE BURNINGMOORE DEATHS COMING TO DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ON FEBRUARY 14TH
 
On February 14th, MVD Entertainment will release the feature film debut of Geoff Tate, former lead vocalist of the multi-platinum metal band Queensryche. Entitled The Burningmoore Deaths, the horror film - written and directed by Jonathan Williams - is inspired by true events surrounding unsolved murders captured on security cameras during a production shoot of a Home Improvement TV show pilot.
 
Tate takes the role of James Parrish, a man who allegedly killed his own wife and three children before disappearing without a trace. With the home now vacated and boarded up, a home improvement company gets permission to film the renovation process for a test pilot for a TV network, not knowing that Parrish had returned to take up residence once again in the derelict building. Bloody chaos ensues - and it's all captured on camera!
 
The Burningmoore Deaths features an original score by Andrew Kadin with additional music by Dawn of Solace and Geoff Tate.
 
"I think I've always done it... in our own shows and with the way I present music," said Tate. "It all has a bit of a stage acting bend to it. So this wasn't really a stretch for me... it was just playing to a different audience, to a camera rather than a room full of people, but it's the same thing. You play-act and you make stuff up and you present that like you like you would in a stage show."
 
The Burningmoore Deaths will be available on all digital stores for download and also available on DVD in retail stores, the MVD Shop and on Amazon.
 
 

 

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Tue
14
Feb

DRAGONFORCE Reaching Into Infinity Australian Tour 2017

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International metal superstars and power metal speed legends DRAGONFORCE have revealed that they will be touring Australia as part of their Reaching Into Infinity World Tour.
 
DRAGONFORCE’s reputation is such that anything new from them is regarded as a landmark moment in the ongoing story of metal. And fans can expect nothing less when their brand-new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ drops on May 19 and Australians will be amongst the first in the world to hear it. If previous shows have anything to go by this will be a tour that “melts the faces off everyone in the place with the insane speed of their playing that seemed to get only faster as their set progressed.” - Loud Mag
 
With their lightning fast riffing, DRAGONFORCE are one of the most furiously exciting and animated live acts in the world today. Tickets go on sale Thursday 16 February at 9am!
 
TOUR DATES
Tuesday 20 June – Capitol, Perth 18+
Wednesday 21 June – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+
Thursday 22 June – The Basement, Canberra 18+
Saturday 24 June – Manning Bar, Sydney 18+
Sunday 25 June – The Triffid, Brisbane 18+
 
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY @ 9AM local time www.tickets.destroyalllines.com
 
Thu
12
Jan

A Personal Statement From ASIA’s JOHN WETTON

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From John Wetton:

I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.
I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.

John Wetton
Bournemouth
England
January 11th. 2017

 

 
Wed
11
Jan

ANN WILSON of Heart Announces 2017 Solo Dates

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ANN WILSON has announced her 2017 20-date solo tour. The ANN WILSON OF HEART cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in WILSON's Seattle hometown before moving onto Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood, NJ and New Orleans, among other cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See the itinerary below and view the trailer here.
 
"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."
 
 
 
What will fans experience at these shows?  "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart."
 
Musicians on board for the ANN WILSON OF HEART tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for two years) from Los Angeles.  The name for the upcoming tour, explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from."
 
The ANN WILSON OF HEART dates follow the release of HEART's critically acclaimed 2016 BEAUTIFUL BROKEN album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with HEART solo shows before and after. "Heart is always evolving, changing," says ANN. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."
 
Look for ANN to continue to announce more ANN WILSON of HEART tour dates. Here is the current itinerary:
 
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 3/8 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Fri 3/10 Berkeley, CA UC Theatre
Sun 3/12 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
Tue 3/14 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Wed 3/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Thu 3/16 Salina, KS Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sat 3/18 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Sun 3/19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues 
Tue 3/21 Wilmington, NC Cape Fear Community College Theatre
Wed 3/22 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Thu 3/23 Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Creative Arts
Sat 3/25 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sun 3/26 Annapolis, MD Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 
Wed 3/29 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Thu 3/30 Westbury, NY The Westbury Theater
Sat 4/1 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley
Sun 4/2 Londonderry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 4/4 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Thu 4/6 Philadelphia, PA Keswick Theatre
Fri 4/7 Providence, RI Park Theatre PAC
 
 
Mon
09
Jan

Escape Open Air Rock Festival Makes Its Debut

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If Hardrock of the 70s is combined with the melodic rock of the 80s and you add the upcoming bands of a surprisingly active scene of these days - you are probably at the Escape Open Air, the new address for some awesome live music in a variety from Classic- & Melodicrock. Placed at one of Germany's most beatiful open-air-locations, the festival-proof Wasserburg Rosslau near Dessau in the midst of Germany, you get international Top-Acts and interesting newcomer bands for a festival, that will fans will get enthusiastic about. A Festival from fans for fans!“
 
Tickets are already available with a special "Early-Bird-Offer" for 55,-- € until February 28th at the festival FB-site: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeOpenAir/app/184241495009535/
 
For those who want some special VIP-treatment, a limited number of 75 VIP tickets are available only directly from the festival organizers. And this is what you get, if you decide to have a limited VIP-Ticket incl. hotel:
 
4*- quality at the nh Hotel Dessau in the centre of the "City Of Bauhaus". You not only find comfortable accomodation but also a special package with various extras (Weekend-Ticket with entrance for exclusive VIP-Area, special VIP-Festival-Shirt, Lanyard, Shuttle Service, daily meal, some drinks, festival programme a.m.m.). Interested in a VIP-Package? Please use FB-Messenger or send a mail to ppo.tickets@yahoo.de.“
 
The price for the VIP-Ticket is 150,-- €, these are the actual prizes for the hotel (only available with an VIP-package):
 
  *   2 nights single room - 189,-- €
  *   3 nights single room - 279,-- €
  *   2 nights double room - 239,-- €
  *   3 nights double room - 329,-- €
 
Day 1: Friday, 08.09.2017
 
Band / Start / End / Time
 
Bonesetter (GER) 17:15 18:00 45"
Violet Janine (SWE) 18:20 19:10 50"
House Of Shakira (SWE) 19:30 20:20b50"
Blood Red Saints (GB) 20:40 21:30 50''
Martin Turner's WA (GB) 21:50 23:20 90"
HEADLINER TBA
 
Day 2: Saturday, 09.09.2017
 
inUtero (GER) 13:15 14:00 45"
RebelHot (I) 14:20 15:05 45"
Jorge Salan Band (ESP) 15:25 16:15 50"
Palace (SWE) 16:35 17:25 50"
Bigfoot (GB) 17:45 18:35 50''
F***ing Furys (Yngwie Tribute)(SWE) 18:55 19:55 60"
Praying Mantis (GB) 20:15 21:15 60"
FM (GB) 21:35 23:00 85"
Joe Lynn Turner (USA) 23:20 00:50 90"
 
 

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