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Tour News

Mon
11
Apr

YES to Tour 'Drama' and 'Fragile' Albums in Europe

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YES TO TOUR FRAGILE AND DRAMA

IN UK AND EUROPE IN APRIL

 
Seminal prog pioneers YES hit the road for an extensive UK and European tour at the end of this month…. April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.

 
Warners has recently released all of their catalogue YES albums Mastered For iTunes.  These include The Yes Album, Fragile, Going For The One, Time and a Word, Yes, 90125, Tales From  Topographic Oceans and Drama. You can buy them from http://geni.us/YESMFiT.   They will also re-release Drama on Vinyl LP on 22nd April.  The Vinyl LP of Fragile will follow shortly after that.

 
‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ - said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters of our career and we’re looking forward to share the whole journeys with our fans throughout Europe’. ‘Reliving those years will be very emotional’ - adds drummer Alan White - ‘I know Chris would have loved to be here with us for this’.

 
YES has recently lost bassist and co-founder Chris Squire, a tragedy that left the prog world in mourning. His replacement Billy Sherwood found a big pair of shoes to fill, as YES set out to honour his memory by keeping the band’s legacy alive. The band recently toured the US tour with fellow prog legends Toto to an enthusiastic reception.

 
YES was founded by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson in 1968. Characterized by a unique, prog symphonic style of rock music, lengthy compositions and the use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, the band found success in 1971 with two of the band’s most celebrated records, ‘The YES Album’ and ‘Fragile’. The band went on to record 21 albums and win several prestigious awards including Grammys.  Yes is recognized as one of the most influential icons in prog rock.

 
Still as relevant today as they were in the 70s, YES has maintained a loyal following while constantly attracting new crowds of music fans throughout 47 years of outstanding career. With ‘Fragile’ and ‘Drama’ representing two essential moments of the band’s history, it will be an opportunity for all to rediscover some undisputed gems of the genre.

 
Dates as follows:

 
DATE                     CITY                                                      VENUE                                

 
April 

Wed 27th             Glasgow                              Royal Concert Hall                         

Fri    29th               Newcastle                          City Hall                                              

Sat   30th               Manchester                      Apollo                                                 

 
May

Mon  2nd              Liverpool                            Philharmonic                                   

Tue  3rd                Sheffield                             City Hall                                              

Wed 4th                Bristol                                  Colston Hall                                      

Fri    6th                  Birmingham                       Symphony Hall                                

Sat   7th                  Brighton                              Brighton Centre                             

Mon  9th               Oxford *                             New Theatre                                   

Tue  10th              London**                          Royal Albert Hall                             

 
Dates for rest of EUROPE

 
13th                        Paris      FRANCE               Olympia

14th                        Brussels BELGIUM          Ancienne Belgique 

15th                        Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivolivredenburg

17th                        Hamburg GERMANY      Mehr Theater 

19th                        Frankfurt Germany      Alte Oper

20th                        Leipzig Germany           Haus Avensee 

21st                        Berlin Germany             Admiralspalast 

23rd                        Bonn Germany              Beethovenhalle

24th                        Stuttgart Germany       Hegelsaal

25th                                    Munich Germany         Cirkus Krone

27th                                    Zurich SWITZERLAND     Volkshaus

28th                                    Milan Italy                        Teatro Nazionale

29th                        Padova Italy                    Gran Teatro Geox

31st                                     Florence Italy                 Obihall

June

1st                           Rome Italy                       Teatro Olimpico

 

UK Tickets are £39 for all venues except London.  Oxford* £39 + £1.25 venue restoration levy.

London** £55 (boxes), £48.50, £45, £38              

Tickets are available from 24hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000 and Online from BookingsDirect.com.  Showtime is 7.30pm.  Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from

 
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Wed
30
Mar

STEVE AUGERI & ROBBY STEINHARDT To Tour Australia as LEGENDARY VOICES OF ROCK

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LEGENDARY VOICES OF ROCK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA! PRESENTED BY GOLFING CHAMPION JAN STEPHENSON
 
FORMER JOURNEY LEAD SINGER STEVE AUGERI AND FORMER KANSAS LEAD SINGER ROBBY STEINHARDT COMING DOWN UNDER
 
LEGENDARY VOICES OF ROCK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA!
 
Legendary golfer Jan Stephenson is proud to announce the Legendary Voices of Rock tour featuring the music of Journey and Kansas with Journey’s lead singer Steve Augeri and Kansas’s lead singer Robby Steinhardt. Steve Augeri will be singing Journey’s greatest hits such as “Any Way You Want It” and “Don’t Stop Believing” while Robby Steinhardt will be playing his iconic violin and performing Kansas hits such as “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in The Wind”. Tour dates and ticket info available at www.janstephensonevents.com
 
The Legendary Voices of Rock show is two hours long and will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart and various cities in between including Tweed Heads, Armidale, Port Macquarie, Newcastle and the Central Coast.
 
The Legendary Voices of Rock is presented by champion Australian professional golfer Jan Stephenson. Jan Stephenson has been presenting tours throughout the states, and this is the first time she is doing it in Australia! “I am so excited to bring these American treasures to Australia, the Legendary Voices of Rock tour is going to be an incredible time for people of all ages,” says Jan Stephenson.
 
Steve Augeri is an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Steve recorded three albums during a successful eight-year tenure that brought the world’s most accomplished melodic rock group back to the stage for multiple world tours to millions of fans, most notably for the songs “Anyway You Want It” and “ Don’t Stop Believing” which are still popular today, used in shows like Glee and movies like Charlies Angels.
 
Robby Steinhardt is best known as the rock violinist and singer for the group Kansas, to which he was the front man and co-lead singer along with keyboardist Steve Walsh, from 1973–1982 and 1997–2006. Steinhardt's violin sound, and its interplay with the guitar and keyboards, defined the Kansas sound. His lead vocals provided a contrast to the high tenor of singer Steve Walsh and the two often played off each other and sang in harmony, with Steinhardt sometimes taking the lower scale, but also holding the high notes in songs such as “Cheyenne Anthem” as well as the spine tingling scream during “Portrait (he knew)”.
 
Stormbringer will back both Steve and Robby. The band effortlessly delivers air tight renditions of hit songs like Queen's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Pink Floyd's ‘The Wall’ and Bon Jovi's ‘Livin' on a Prayer’. Possessing a rockin' catalogue of non-stop party and dance songs, the band provides crowd pleasing music to perfectly match any large event. Stormbringer features soaring lead vocals, crisp four-part harmonies, thunderous drums, dramatic keyboards and crunching guitars in their hundred-plus song repertoire.
 
The Legendary Voices of Rock will play 13 shows. VIP tickets include a pre show reception hosted by Jan Stephenson and a meet and greet and photo with the stars, plus an autographed poster.
 
TOUR DATES
8th of April: Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, QLD
9th of April: Chandler Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
10th of April: Lazenby Hall, Armidale, NSW
12th of April: Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie, NSW
13th of April: Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
15th of April: Ettalong RSL, Ettalong Beach, NSW
16th of April: Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, Hurlstone Park, NSW
17th of April: Panthers Leagues Club, Penrith, NSW
19th of April: Melbourne Pavilion, Melbourne, VIC
20th of April: Wrest Point, Hobart, TAS
22nd of April: Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW
23rd of April: The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
24th of April: Souths Juniors Club, Sydney, NSW
 
Tour dates and ticket info available at www.janstephensonevents.com
 
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Tue
22
Mar

MAGNUM Issue New Tour Trailer Video

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British melodic rock icons MAGNUM are releasing a new tour teaser for their The Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies - Tour 2016.

The band also thank the fans for the great support and the fantastic first week charts-entries in Europe. In Germany the album charted at #20, in Sweden at #23, in Switzerland at #26, in England at #31 (the best entry since 1992), in Austria at #57 and in Belgium at #145 (the first time ever in this country).
 
Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies - again with a fantastic cover by Rodney Matthews - is out now as a digipak version incl. DVD, 2LP coloured version, CD and download.

MAGNUM Live 2016

20.04.SE-Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
21.04.SE-Stockholm - Debaser Medis
22.04.SE-Örebro - Kulturhuset
23.04.SE-Malmö - Babel
25.04.D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
26.04.D-Augsburg - Spectrum
28.04.D-Ingolstadt - Eventhalle
29.04.D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk
30.04.CH-Pratteln - Z7
02.05.D-Munich - Ampere
03.05.D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
04.05.D-Hamburg - Fabrik
06.05.D-Berlin - Columbia Theater
07.05.D-Worpswede - Music Hall
08.05.D-Bochum - Zeche
10.05.NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
11.05.GB-Southhampton - The Brook
12.05.GB-Cardiff - Tramshed
13.05.GB-London - Islington Assembly Hall
14.05.GB-Oxford - O2 Academy
16.05.GB-Norwich - Waterfront
17.05.GB-Nottingham - Rock City
19.05.GB-Birmingham - O2 Institute
20.05.GB-Holmfirth - Picturedome
21.05.GB-Manchester - Academy 2
22.05.GB-Newcastle - O2 Academy
24.05.GB-Aberdeen - Garage
25.05.GB-Glasgow - Garage
27.05.GB-Belfast - Limelight 1
29.05.GB-Bristol - O2 Academy
30.05.GB-Leamington Spa - Assembly

MAGNUM Festival 2016

30.07.16 D-Seebronn - Rock Of Ages Open Air

LINE-UP:
Tony Clarkin
- guitars
Bob Catley - vocals
Mark Stanway - keyboards
Al Barrow - bass
Harry James - drums
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Thu
17
Mar

BLACK SABBATH Wraps Up Leg One of 'The End' Tour

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BLACK SABBATH
WRAP LEG ONE OF
"THE END" WORLD TOUR
 
SECOND RUN OF NORTH AMERICAN DATES
TO GET UNDERWAY AUGUST 17 AT
NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATER
IN WANTAGH, NY
 
 
Ozzy Osbourne (Vocals), Tony Iommi (Guitar) and Geezer Butler (Bass) wrapped the first dates of BLACK SABBATH's massive 2016 THE END world tour last week (3/7) in Vancouver, BC to an overwhelming response, from fans and critics alike.  The first leg of sold-out North American shows will be followed by a run of summer performances including return visits to Los Angeles (at the iconic Hollywood Bowl), New York, Chicago and 14 additional cities.  Tickets for the summer shows are available at www.Livenation.com.  See BLACK SABBATH's world wide itinerary below. 
 
Here's some critical feedback from 2016's THE END tour:
 
"From the pulverizing opening tritone of 'Black Sabbath'...the show was more a celebration of the pioneering heavy-metal band's legacy than an epitaph...each of the musicians was in stellar form in Chicago...now may be the beginning of the end for Black Sabbath, but, as they proved in Chicago and over the years, their music will echo through the ages."
--Kory Grow, ROLLINGSTONE.COM, 1-23-16
 
"The beginning of The End happened Friday in Chicago at the United Center, where the band played a two-hour set of snarling hard rock songs, played according to the rules of strict minimalism but always with brawny execution...Black Sabbath remains a genre of its own, combining space jazz and prog-rock, gothic imagery and riff-heavy thunder."
--Mark Guarino, THEGUARDIAN.COM, 1-23-16
 
"The iconic rockers were able to bid farewell in style...If this was truly the band's last show in Washington, the quartet had left its fans with a night they'll never forget."
--Ernest Jasmin,TACOMA WEEKLY, 2-8-16
 
"Sabbath sounded so strong that, at times, it seemed like an absolutely ludicrous idea for these guys to even be thinking about hanging it up. Yet, if the goal is to go out on top--in peak fighting form--then Sabbath is right on track."
--Jim Harrington, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2-10-16
 
"Osbourne was confidently strutting the length of the stage, imploring the audience to clap along...Osbourne led the band through classics like 'War Pigs' and 'Children of the Grave,' exuding bravado and, often, joy.  The night didn't belong to Ozzy, though. While bassist Geezer Butler remains rock-solid...Iommi's effortless leads and power-chord riffs laid the groundwork for generations of hard-rocking axe-slingers, yet his attack still sounds fresh and resonant, and his vibrato-laden shreds are as precise as they were four decades ago..."
--Jeff Miller, BILLBOARD.com, 2-13-16
 
"Black Sabbath put on as perfect of a farewell show at the Pepsi Center [in Denver] as you could have hoped for. They played, sounded and yes, sung as well as they did in their prime...Instead of leaning on theatrics, they let tight riffs take the audience away...Their astonishing performance Monday night proved the band to be going out with remarkable live chops."
--Mike Long, DENVER POST, 2-16-16
 
"One of the strongest live rock shows in recent memory...Sabbath performed the music with such power and conviction that songs many of us have heard ad nauseam seemed fresh and new...The fluid rhythms, the interlocking, crushing dynamics between the rhythm section, and Iommi and Osbourne's uncanny ability to switch in and out of the role of avatar of doom and avuncular hype man, rousing the crowd, made for a show that was much more than merely a great performance. It felt inclusive."
--Tom Murphy, WESTWORD(Denver, CO), 2-16-16
 
"Black Sabbath turned its The End farewell tour into a celebration--albeit one steeped in a little bit of Satanic mechanics...the 100-minute, 14-song show was standard issue Sabbath--Spartan and leaden hard rock played with tight precision."
--Gary Graff, THE OAKLAND PRESS (Detroit, MI), 2-20-16
 
"Black Sabbath, from Birmingham, England, was foundational for metal, but the music it played on Thursday--all of it recorded between 1969 and 1976--is full of scales related to the blues, which has its own long tradition of despair masking joy. That joy on Thursday was in sound and feeling. You could hear the band in giant, clear, present detail, unusual for the Garden..."
Ben Ratliff, NEW YORK TIMES, 2-26-16
 
"...he [Osbourne] was on fire last night, hitting all the notes exactly the way you remember them. All the stretched out vowels, all the 'ohh yeahh!'s, everything. In even finer form was Tony Iommi, whose riffs were as crisp today as they are on the early records, and whose solos still screamed. No disrespect to Geezer Butler of course, who shined all night and especially on his bass solo in 'N.I.B.'...There really wasn't a moment where you weren't hearing some of the best heavy metal ever written...The show was also a serious reminder of how even with legions of excellent doom bands popping up for decades, still nobody can do it like Sabbath."
--Andrew Sacher, BROOKLYN VEGAN, 2-27-16
 
"If this in fact was the end for Black Sabbath, then it was one hell of a farewell."
--Dean Pilling, CALGARY SUN, 3-5-16
 
"Black Sabbath were magnificent...what sets Black Sabbath's music apart is how fresh it still sounds...a night free of stage effects or gimmicks, packed with a selection of brilliantly performed songs from the best heavy metal band there ever was and ever will be."
Robert Collins, CTV NEWS VANCOUVER, 3-8-16
 
These dates mark the end of the epic journey that BLACK SABBATH began nearly five decades ago.  The massive 2016 THE END world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time will take the band to Australia and New Zealand in April, then Europe fora mix of summer headlining and festival performances, before returning to North America in August.
 
As previously announced, a special fans-only CD featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant is being sold at shows along the tour route.  The CD is comprised of eight previously unreleased tracks: four songs are outtakes from BLACK SABBATH's worldwide #1, Grammy Award-winning album 13 and four live songs from the band's critically acclaimed 13 World Tour.
 
When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END, THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock 'n Roll history...BLACK SABBATH.
 
BLACK SABBATH's remaining 2016 tour dates are as follows:
       
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
Fri 4/15 Perth, AU Perth Arena
Sun 4/17 Adelaide, AU Entertainment Centre
Tue 4/19 Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
Sat 4/23 Sydney, AU Allphones Arena
Mon 4/25 Brisbane, AU Entertainment Centre
Thu 4/28 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
Sat 4/30 Dunedin, NZ Forsyth Barr Stadium
       
EUROPE
Wed 6/1 Budapest,Hungary Groupama Arena
Wed 6/8 Berlin, Germany Waldebuhne
**Sat 6/11 Donington, UK Download
Mon 6/13 Verona, IT Arena Di Verona
Wed 6/15 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadon
**Fri 6/17 Dessel,Belgium Grasspop
**Thu 6/23 Halden, Norway Tons of Rock
**Sat 6/25 Copenhagen, DE Copenhell
Tue 6/28 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
Thu 6/30 Prague, Czech Rep. 02 Arena
Sat 7/2 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
Tue 7/5 Riga, Latvia Riga Arena
**Thu 7/7 Helsinki, Finland Monsters of Rock
**Sat 7/9 Stockholm, Sweden Monsters of Rock
Tue 7/12 Moscow, Russia Olympisky Arena
       
**Denotes festival appearance
       
NORTH AMERICA
Wed 8/17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 8/19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun 8/21 Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu 8/25 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Sat 8/27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon 8/29 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed 8/31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Fri 9/2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sun 9/4 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Wed 9/7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Fri 9/9 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Sun 9/11 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Tue 9/13 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Arena
Thu 9/15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sat 9/17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Mon 9/19 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
Wed 9/21 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion
         

Details on Tickets, VIP packages and more for the North American shows can be found at:  www.Livenation.com
 

 

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2015
 
Wed
09
Mar

Multi-Platinum Rock Band STRYPER Announces 2016 FALLEN Tour

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(New York, NY) -- After spending most of 2015 off the road, multi-platinum rock band STRYPER will hit the road this spring in support of their new album, FALLEN. Released in October via Frontiers Music SRL and produced by frontman Michael Sweet, FALLEN is the bands ninth studio album and their most critically acclaimed release to date, impressively landing near the top of the charts in three separate genres: Rock, Hard Music and Christian/Gospel.
 
Select dates have been announced, with more dates being added in the coming weeks:
 
April 15 Osaka Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
April 16 Kawasaki Club Citta Tokyo, Japan
April 17 Kawasaki Club Citta Tokyo, Japan
April 23 Cannery Casino Las Vegas, NV
April 24 Whisky a Go Go West Hollywood, CA
May 21 Coushatta Casino Kinder, LA
June 8 EXIT/IN Nashville, TN
June 10 MIXX 360 Nightlife Malden, MA
June 11 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
June 12 Stage 48 New York, NY
June 14 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
June 16 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
June 17 The Forum, Hal Rogers Center Hazard, KY
June 18 BMI Speedway Versailles, OH
June 20 Skullys Music Diner Columbus, OH
June 21 Plaza Theatre Glasgow, KY
June 23 The Rockpile West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 24 The Token Lounge Westland, MI
June 25 The Music Factory Battle Creek, MI
June 30 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
July 2 The Rock Box San Antonio, TX
July 30 Hard Rock Live Biloxi, MS
August 12 Marquee Theatre Mesa, AZ
August 13 Avi Resort & Casino Laughlin, NV
September 9 Grand Rocktember IV Music Festival Hinckley, MN
September 23 Arcada Theatre St. Charles, IL
October 30 The Tree of Joliet Joliet, IL
 
For additional dates and exclusive VIP Meet & Greet packages, visit www.stryper.com.
 
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the bands historic album release, To Hell With The Devil. Plans are in the works to celebrate with a special tour in late 2016. Details will be announced at a later date.
Rocking since 1984, Stryper is responsible for such classic '80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With The Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, Stryper is the first band to ever have two songs in MTVs Top 10 simultaneously with their hits Free and Honestly. After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Unlike many of their counterparts, Stryper is comprised of all four original members with Michael Sweet on vocals and guitar, Robert Sweet on drums, Tim Gaines on bass and Oz Fox on guitar.
 
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2015
 
Mon
07
Mar

NEWMAN & BLOOD RED SAINTS UK Tour Dates

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NEWMAN have announced their first mini headline UK tour in support of the much acclaimed “The Elegance Machine”
 
The band will be out on the road in September with special guests Blood Red Saints, plus support from The Darker My Horizon (Southampton & Grimsby) and Pilgrim (Porth)
 
Tickets for all shows will be available in advance from the venues and ticket links within the below events.
 
Friday September 9th  The Talking Heads, Southampton 
 
Friday September 16th Yardbirds Club, Grimsby
 
Saturday September 17th Rhondda Hotel, Porth
 
 
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Fri
04
Mar

MELODICROCKFEST Expands ERIK GRONWALL Set & Jona Tee Will Join In

 
MelodicRockFest Australia is taking place in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point, The Radio Sun, Serpentine Sky, White Widdow and Teargas.
 
And it just got bigger…
 
H.E.A.T vocalist and event special guest Erik Gronwall will no longer be performing with Eclipse for their encore at MelodicRockFest Australia.
 
He will instead be doing a FULL SOLO SET with the help of a few locals. Yes! That's plugged in, full band, in your face Erik Gronwall!
Pumping out an hour of solo and H.E.A.T tracks, Erik was only too happy to jump in and help out in the wake of Mitch Malloy's withdrawal.
 
My sincere thanks goes to Erik!
 
He made only 1 request. In order to deliver a knockout set, he would need a one of his buddies to help. So please welcome H.E.A.T's own Jona Tee to MelodicRockFest! Jona will join Erik for his set and will also hang out for the weekend to meet local fans.
 
But that’s not all…
 
I’m pleased to announce that another great local band will be joining the event to headline Friday night. Fresh from their performances on national TV on Australia’s Got Talent, welcome Sisters Doll to MRF!
 
The addition of these two performances completes the MRFAU lineup.
 
For those that have purchased tickets already – those will be at the printer next week, so should start arriving in mailboxes the week after (March 14 onwards). Thanks for your patience there and for your support of this event!
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
ERIK GRONWALL & JONA TEE (Sweden)(Special Guest)
BB STEAL (Adelaide) (Original lineup!)
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
 
Friday May 13:
 
SISTERS DOLL (Melbourne)
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
TONK (Canberra)
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
ERIK GRONWALL (Acoustic Set for VIP ticket holders)
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links)
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details: ajm@melodicrock.com

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2015
 
Thu
03
Mar

HARDLINE First European Tour Dates

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Frontiers Records, Steelheart Music and Bagana Rock Agency are proud to present:

HARDLINE - EUROPEAN SHOWS 2016

Following the amazing show at 2014 “Frontiers Rock Festival”, HARDLINE, featuring Johnny Gioeli, Josh Ramos, Alessandro Del Vecchio and Anna Portalupi, will play a bunch of dates thru Europe, in late May-early June.

First two confirmed shows are:

May 28: Madrid, Sala Caracol (first ever HARDLINE show in Spain!)
May 29: Milano, Legend Club

HARDLINE are actually busy writing and recording the follow-up to the acclaimed “Danger Zone” album, released in 2012 on Frontiers Records. The new album will be out late 2016, as usual on Frontiers Records.

info booking: booking@baganarock.com
www.hardlinerocks.com | www.frontiers.it | www.baganarock.com

 
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Tue
01
Mar

DEF LEPPARD Lineup 55 North American Dates for 2016

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DEF LEPPARD have announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand. The Live Nation promoted outing will storm through 55 cities across all parts of the U.S. and Canada.  It is set to kick off on May 1st in Orlando, FL and wrap on October 10th in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Joining Def Leppard on their mighty summer outing are REO Speedwagon and TESLA.   Tickets will go on sale starting on March 4th at Livenation.com.
 
Rock Brigade Concert Club Pre-Sale & VIP Packages are available March 1st at 12 pm (local)  RE-SALE & VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE MARCH 1 at 12pm (local).
 
May 1 – Orlando, FL (Moonstone Festival)  – On Sale now
May 4 – Lafayette, LA (Cajundome)*  – On Sale now
May 5 – Corpus Christi, TX (American Bank Center)* – On Sale now
May 7 – Hidalgo, TX (State Farms Arena)* – On Sale now
May 10 – Bossier City, LA (Century Link Center) – On Sale now
May 11 – Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena)
May 13 – Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum) – On Sale now
May 15 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena) – On Sale now
May 17 – Allentown, PA (PPL Center) – On Sale now
May 18 – Huntington, WV (Big Sandy Arena) – On Sale now
May 20 – Orlando, FL (Amway Center)** – On Sale now
June 22 – Boston, MA (Xfinity Center)
June 24 – Bangor, ME (Darling’s Waterfront)
June 25 – Quebec City, QC (Videotron Centre)
June 27 – Syracuse, NY (Lakeview Amphitheater)
June 29 – Hershey, PA (Hershey Park Stadium)
July 1 – Indianapolis, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
July 2 – Chicago, IL (Hollywood Casino)
July 5 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI  (Summerfest)
July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavillion)
July 9 – Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena)
July 11 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach)
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ  (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 15 – Detroit, MI (DTE Music Theatre)
July 16 – Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheater)
August 6 – Madison, WI (Alliant Energy Center)
August 8 – Evansille, IN (Ford Center)
August 10 – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Center)
August 12 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheater)
August 13 – Raleigh, NC (Walnut Creek Amphitheater)
August 17 – Birmingham, AL (Oak Mountain Amphitheater)
August 19 – Austin, TX (Austin 360)
August 22 – Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Pavilion)
August 24 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
August 26 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
August 27 – ST. Louis, MO (Hollywood Casino Amphitheater)
August 29 – Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
August 31 – Darien Center, NY(Darien Lake PAC)
Sept 14 – Billings, MT (Metra Park)
Sept 16 – Salk Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
Sept 17 – Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Sept 19 – Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheater)
Sept 20 – Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
Sept 22 – Irvine, CA (Irvine Meadows Amphitheater)
Sept 24 – Sacramento, CA (Toyota Amphitheater)***
Sept 25 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept 28 – Boise, ID (Taco Bell Arena)
Sept 30 – Eugene, OR (Matthew Knight Arena)
Oct 1 – Tacoma, WA (Tacoma Dome)
Oct 4 – Omaha,NE (CenturyLink Center)
Oct 5 – Minneapolis, MN (Xcel Center)
Oct 7 – La Crosse, WI (La Crosse Center Arena)
Oct 8 – Toledo, OH (Huntington Center)
Oct 10 – Cedar Rapids, IA (U.S. Cellular Center)
 
*STYX to appear  / No REO Speedwagon
**No REO Speedwagon
*** No TESLA
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Fri
26
Feb

MELODICROCKFEST Australia; Mitch Malloy Pulls Out

 

It is with great regret that I must announce the withdrawal of MITCH MALLOY from MelodicRock Fest Australia.

Mitch was really looking forward to making his Australian debut with his backing band Kaato, but an increasingly packed production schedule in Nashville and ongoing recording of a new solo album ahead of Mitch’s UK tour have forced him to have to pull out of this event.

Mitch sends his apologies to Aussie fans.

In light of the short time frame between now and the event, an international guest is unlikely to be able to replace Mitch, rather each band on the day will play longer sets. I know Paul Laine’s happy to get more time and BB Steal will be taking as much time as they like to run through their classic debut and some Boss tracks.

Further information on an addition to the Friday lineup (in place of Kaato) will be announced shortly.

MelodicRock Fest takes place May 13/14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda.

Full details and tickets available at: www.melodicrockfest.com

 


 

After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden) and Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and The Radio Sun.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

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Wed
24
Feb

THE WHO Hit 50 and Hit The Road

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"THE WHO HITS 50!"
50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
RESCHEDULED DATES SET TO RE-LAUNCH IN NORTH AMERICA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 IN DETROIT, MI
 
U.K.'S SLYDIGS AND
AUSTRALIAN-BORN, LOS ANGELES-BASED TAL WILKENFELD
CONFIRMED AS OPENING ACTS
 
As they prepare to re-launch the North American leg of "THE WHO HITS 50! TOUR" Saturday, February 27 in Detroit, THE WHO returned to the stage Saturday, February 13 at SSE Arena, Wembley for their first show since the tourwas postponed in September (2015).That performance was described by The Telegraph (U.K.) as "high-voltage virtuosity...The Who were in full flight...America's in for a treat. As these grizzled septuagenarians milked the ovation for their feats of rockin' physicality like punch-drunk boxers, there were no hard-and-fast goodbyes" (2-14). 
 
When THE WHO take the stage in Detroit, it will mark the beginning of a 28-date tour of rescheduled dates from THE WHO's 2015 trek--which was postponed to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from his recent bout with viral meningitis--and includes stops in Toronto, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, before wrapping Sunday, May 29 in Las Vegas.  Tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honored at the new dates.  For the tour openers, the band has set Tal Wilkenfeld to perform on the first 13 shows with Slydigs to accompany them on the remaining dates. In addition, 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (who accompanied THE WHO on the first leg of this tour) will perform as special guests at the Thursday, March 3 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
 
Australian-born, LA-based Tal Wilkenfeld (www.talwilkenfeld.com) is a musical marvel; the female bassist is a dynamic young talent with a fresh vision.  Tal has made quite a name for herself as a sought-after bassist since emerging onto the music scene as a teenager. After releasing her acclaimed, instrumental jazz debut, Transformation, Tal went on to tour with Chick Corea and Jeff Beck. Her performance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival in Chicago has generated more than 10 million+ YouTube playsto date.   She has recorded studio projects with some of today's most respected and iconic artists in the industry such as: Prince, Ryan Adams, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Joe Walsh, Toto, Todd Rundgren and Trevor Rabin. She has also performed live with Sting, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Buddy Guy, David Gilmour and Billy Gibbons--which led to her role anchoring Pharrell and Hanz Zimmer on the 2015 GRAMMY Awards. Tal has also appeared on major TV network A&E performing with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
 
Slydigs, who will make their North American debut on this tour, cite a rich tapestry of musical influences. Few though manage to personalize and capture the standards of what has gone before as brilliantly as Slydigs (http://www.slydigs.co.uk).  Imagine a mixture of 60s power pop, 70s punk rebellion, 80s post punk angst and some 90s guitar driven Britpop, then throw in a bit of glam rock as well for good measure and you'll get an idea of what to expect from Slydigs.Hailing from Warrington in the north of England, Slydigs--Dean Fairhurst (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar); Louis Menguy (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals); Peter Fleming (Percussion); and Ben Breslin (Bass/Backing Vocals)--are a four-piece who are wowing audiences around the UK and Europe with their unique mixture of, what frontman Dean Fairhurst calls, "Modern Guitar based Rock n Roll, infused Blues music with perspicacity." Freshly back from a sold-out European tour with Vintage Trouble, the band are about to take North America by storm. For their inaugural U.S.tour, the band is honored to share the stage with one of their major influences, rock legends, The Who, having already supported them on their recent UK Tour and at Hyde Park. For Slydigs, this is a great way to be introduced to American audiences. Dean sums up the band's feelings: "To support them around America is the highest privilege a band like us could be offered. Their songs and back catalogue have been a huge part of our education. Their legacy has, and still is, a daily inspiration."  Slydigs receive rave reviews for their music.  Their latest release 'Light The Fuse' is featured in 'Rock Band 4.' Their live shows are quickly becoming legendary, collecting new fans whenever they play. Fans they treasure as "true music lovers with class."
 
THE WHO HITS 50!" tour is being presented by AEG Live.  Tickets and VIP packages for the shows are available at www.thewho.com.  Citi is the official credit card of "THE WHO HITS 50!" tour.  Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase tickets for the U.S. dates through Citi's Private Pass Program. For details visitwww.citiprivatepass.com.
 
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane.  Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Deep into their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews.
 
The updated "THE WHO HITS 50!"tour dates are as follows: 
 
DATE                    CITY                              VENUE
with Tal Wilkenfeld supporting:
Sat 2/27 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Tue 3/1 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts supporting:
Thu 3/3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
with Tal Wilkenfeld supporting:
Mon 3/7 Boston, MA TD Garden
Thu 3/10 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat 3/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Mon 3/14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wed 3/16 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Sat 3/19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Mon 3/21 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thu 3/24 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Sat 3/26 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Tue 3/29 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
with Slydigs supporting:
Tue 4/26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 4/29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun 5/1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Wed 5/4 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Fri 5/6 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre
Sun 5/8 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Tue 5/10 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Fri 5/13 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sun 5/15 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
Tue 5/17 Portland, OR Moda Center
Thu 5/19 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sun 5/22 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Wed 5/25 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Fri 5/27 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Sun 5/29 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
 
**Please note:  Tickets for the Toronto October 19 show will be honored on the March 1 date, while tickets for the October 21/December 1 show will be honored at the April 26 performance.
 

 

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Wed
10
Feb

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES Announce Summer 2016 Dates

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AMPHITHEATER TOUR WITH SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS AND TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
KICKS OFF MAY 13

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, Feb. 12 at LiveNation.com

 
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 9, 2016) - Multi-platinum selling music artists and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES announced a summer amphitheater tour today.  Produced by Live Nation, the tour featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, will kick off on Friday, May 13 and will make stops in 21 cities throughout the country including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle and more.  A full list of tour dates and venues is below. (Photo credit: Mick Rock)

Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for beginning today Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass Program.* For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. local time at www.livenation.com. Fans with the Live Nation mobile app will have access to a password-free presale starting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 10:00 a.m. The app pre-sale is only valid for Ticketmaster-ticketed venues.  The app is available via the App Store and Google Play.

Friends of Daryl and John, Gene (Fred Armisen) and Clark (Bill Hader) from soft rock's seminal band, The Blue Jean Committee, have created a special video announcing the summer 2016 tour:  https://youtu.be/XNb5ZCR08ho. To see the whole story of the Blue Jean Committee check out the IFC app.   The second season of Documentary Now! premieres in the Fall on IFC.

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES SUMMER 2016 TOUR


Friday, May 13, 2016 Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, May 15, 2016 Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Austin, TXAustin360 Amphitheater
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Tampa, FLMIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Washington, DCJiffy Lube Live
Sunday, July 10, 2016 Philadelphia, PABB&T Pavilion
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bangor, MEDarling's Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Boston, MAXfinity Center
Monday, July 18, 2016 Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
Friday, July 22, 2016 Chicago, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 24, 2016 Indianapolis, INKlipsch Music Center
Friday, September 09, 2016 Seattle, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
Monday, September 12, 2016 Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
Sunday, September 18, 2016 Concord, CAConcord Pavilion
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl*
Friday, September 23, 2016 Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena

*Citi presale not applicable to this date
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history. From the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including "Rich Girl" (also #1 R&B), "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), "Maneater" and "Out of Touch" from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums-'76's Bigger Than Both of Us, '80's Voices, '81's Private Eyes, '82's H2O, '83's Rock N Soul, Part I and '84's Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles, "Sara Smile," "One on One," "You Make My Dreams," "Say It Isn't So" and "Method of Modern Love." By 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.

On May 20, 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI's 56th annual Pop Awards. The award has previously gone to the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Willie Nelson, James Brown, Ray Davies, Carlos Santana and Dolly Parton.
In 2014, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2016 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.

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Tue
26
Jan

RINGO STARR Announces More All Starr Band North American Tour Dates

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ALL STARR'S INCLUDE TODD RUNDGREN, GREGG ROLIE and STEVE LUKATHER,
RICHARD PAGE, WARREN HAM and GREGG BISSONETTE
 
January 25, 2016 - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette - announce another string of North American shows. The tour kicks off on June 3 in Syracuse, New York and ending with two dates in California, the first July 1 at Humphreys in San Diego and concluding the tour July 2 at The Greek in Los Angeles.  This current All Starr line up is the 12th and longest running, and as Ringo recently told The Boston Globe, 'I love this band – we have a lot of funn together on and offstage, so here we come again.'
 
That love is evident in their performances, exemplified by this review in the Sarasota Tribune-Herald: 'This latest incarnation of Starr's travelling show has been together now going on three years and watching them interact as an actual band, rather than a supergroup taking turns out front, is almost as fun, almost, as watching and screaming 'I love you' at the front man who will forever be part of the biggest rock 'n' roll band of all time.'
 
Here's where you can catch Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band on Tour, with more dates to be announced soon:
 
June 3 Lakeview Ampitheater, Syracuse, NY
June 4 Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, Salamanca, NY 
June 5 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
June 7 Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
June 8 Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME
June 10 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH 
June 11 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
June 12 Santander Arena, Reading, PA
June 15 St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY 
June 17 Warner Theatre, Washington DC 
June 18 Koka Booth Ampitheatre, Cary, NC 
June 19 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
June 21 Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN
June 22 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
June 23 Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI 
June 25 Pinewood Bowl Theater, Lincoln, NE
June 26 Hartman Arena, Wichita, KS
June 28 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO 
July 1 Humphreys Concerts, San Diego, CA
July 2 The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
 
Please check local listings for on-sale dates.
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Wed
20
Jan

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE PreParty Headliners

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE: SHREDDERS FROM THE DEEP
 
--FOUR-DAY, FOUR-NIGHT VOYAGE OUT OF OUT MIAMI THIS FEBRUARY 22-26
FEAT.40-PLUS BANDS (INCLUDING HEADLINERS TESLA, STEVE VAI, EXTREME, SEBASTIAN BACH AND QUEENSRYCHE) , PLUS THE ULIMATE GUITAR FANTASY CAMP--
 
ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINE-UPS FOR COMPLIMENTARY PRE-CRUISE FESTIVAL
OVER TWO DAYS (2/20-2/21) AT MAGIC CASINO (MIAMI, FL)
 
CABINS STILL AVAILABLE STARTING AT $499
 
 
The 2016 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, fittingly titled "Shredders From The Deep," has announced the talent for its official two-day pre-cruise festival (complimentary for all cruise attendees) which will kick off this year's four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami this February 22-26 aboard the NCL Pearl.
 
As if this year's cruise lineup of 40-plus bands--led by headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche,Helloween and Y&T--wasn't enough, this year's official two-day pre-cruise festival will really amp things up and feature band performances, guitar giveaways, artist meet & greets and a "Monster" beer tasting event at Magic City Casino's Club 305 (450 NW 37th Ave. / Miami, FL 33125) on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21.
Day 1 (2/20) of the pre-cruise festival will be highlighted by a performance from Lynch Mob with special guests Killer Dwarfs and Kickin Valentina. The following day (2/21), cruisers will be invited to "Shredder's Ball," featuring performances from Sebastian Bach, Steve Vai, Winger, Saigon, D-A-D, Paradise Kitty and a special all-star jam from Hurry, an all-star RUSH tribute featuring bassist James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth, Black Label Society), guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil), drummer Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash, Whitesnake, Foreigner) and keyboardist Stephen Le Blanc (Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience). The official two-day pre-cruise festival is open to the public (non-cruisers) and tickets can be purchased at the door.
 
Confirmed line-up for the 2016 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE--visiting the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and the cosmopolitan resort meccas of Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas, plus a full day of Metal mayhem at sea--includes headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, Helloween and Y&T. Joining the MOR headliners is an epic Metal lineup featuring Gotthard, Doro, Lynch Mob, Vixen, Dangerous Toys, Michael Monroe, Kingdom Come, Armored Saint, Saigon Kick, XYZ, Killer Dwarfs, Metal Church, Hardcore Superstar, Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), Jeff Scott Soto, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Helix, Michael Angelo Batio, Vinnie Moore, Madam X, Tyketto, Anvil, Hellion, Dio Disciples, Lilian Axe, Soto, D-A-D, Heavy Mellow, Brandon Gibbs, Paradise Kitty, The Kix and fan-favorite Winger.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.
 
New to this year's cruise are the complimentary Rock Star Dream Shredder Clinics--available to all passengers aboard the cruise. Clinics will be led by instructors Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore (UFO), George Lynch (Dokken and Lynch Mob), Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), and Jerry Finn and Gina Stile (Killer Dwarfs and Vixen). According to cruise spokesman, Larry Morand, "The guitar clinics are designed to give our passengers the opportunity to hone their guitar skills in an up close and personal experience with some of rock's greatest shredders. Fans don't just watch the artist perform, they make music with the artists." Artists in each clinic will also give away an autographed guitar to one lucky fan in attendance.
 

Artwork for Rock Star Dream Shredder Clinics
 
In addition to the performances and clinics, the cruise will feature over-the-top special events only experienced on this voyage, including: Artist Meet & Greets, Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1987,Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Monster Passenger Talent Contests, 80's Hair Style Contest, Tattoo Contest, Rock Star Dating and much more.
 
Cabins are still available, starting at $999 per person (double occupancy), with Special EZ Pay financing options available for as little as $499 USD per person down (double occupancy), with the remaining balance payable over 12 equal monthly installments beginning the month after the initial reservation is completed. For booking and more info, visit monstersofrockcruise.com/east/ and connect on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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Mon
18
Jan

MITCH MALLOY UK Tour Dates Announced

 
Fate Entertainment have announced the September UK tour dates for MITCH MALLOY - with European dates and US to follow asap...
 
Friday 9th The Barrington Theatre,
Penny's Walk, Ferndown, Dorset
www.barringtoncentre.co.uk
01202 894858
 
Saturday 10th The Globe,
125 Albany Road, Cardiff
www. globecardiffmusic.com
www.retro-vibemusic.com
029 20 231 803
 
Sunday 11th The Robin 2, 
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston
www.therobin.co.uk
01902 401211
 
Tuesday 13th Yardbirds,
Church Street, Grimsby
www.yardbirdsrocks.co.uk
07771520374
 
Wednesday 14th Bannermans, 
212 Cowgate, Edinburgh
www.bannermanslive.co.uk
0131 556 3254
 
Friday 16th Fusion,
17-21 Fleet Street, Liverpool
www.rockageddon.com
0151 203 8222
 
Saturday 17th Corporation,
2 Milton Street, Sheffield
www.corporation.org.uk
0114 276 0262
 
Sunday 18th Underworld, 
174 Camden High Street, London
www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
0207 482 1932

This is the UK leg of the tour, with other European dates to be announced over the coming weeks.

Most of the venues we have booked to play in the UK are well known on the touring circuit, but a couple are new, so here's a brief description of those two:
The Barrington Theatre is approx. 25 miles from Bournemouth, and is a venue with a capacity of 400 standing. If you go to this link you will see a photo of the stage http://www.barringtoncentre.co.uk/home/rooms-availability/

Fusion in Liverpool is a brand new Club based in the heart of Liverpool with a capacity of up to 900 people with state of the art sound and lighting.

Tickets for all shows available direct from the venues!
See you on the road!

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Sun
17
Jan

MELODICROCKFEST Australia: ECLIPSE, PAUL LAINE, BB STEAL, MITCH MALLOY and More!

 
A good number of VIP Tickets still available. Come join the Australian rock event of 2016!!!!!
 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

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Fri
15
Jan

Legion Music Festival in Australian Fan Funded Debut

 
World-first, fan funded heavy music festival offers support to local acts

Following the announcement of Legion Music Fest, the Australian music festival tackling a world-record crowd funding campaign, the organisers have announced an initiative that will give all local bands that fall under the ‘heavy music’ genre a chance to be involved.
 
Legion have partnered with GiggedIn, a company that champions crowd sourcing for the Australian music industry, in order to run a competition that affords each of the bands an even playing field.
 
Legion founder, John Sankey said that supporting local talent is something that is fundamental to the ethic that he has created for the festival.
 
“We made a commitment to support local bands and the local industry and we meant it,” he said.
 
Once each band submits they will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts, including Sankey himself along with record label executives, award winning producers, music media experts and the event’s organisers, to determine the finalists for each state.
 
The fans will then vote; with the top six bands from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and the top band from Adelaide and Perth, being given the coveted spot on their home stage.
 
“We turn to the fans for all major decision making, so why should this be any different?” said Sankey.
 
Bands are asked to submit 1 song, 1 music video link, a short bio and a photo to go in the running.
 
Should they be successful, they will go on to play alongside 25+ other international and local bands, with the event organisers set to announce major headliners shortly.
 
Local artists can submit to: http://www.giggedin.com/legion-music-fest
 
Entries close on: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:59:00
 
Pledges at: www.pozible.com/legionmusicfest
More info at: www.legionmusicfest.com

LEGION MUSIC FEST fast facts
  • Bands announced so far: Devil Driver (USA), Frontline Assembly (Canada), Devil You Know (USA), Darkest Hour (USA), Battle Cross (USA), Dream on Dreamer (AU), Aversions Crown (AU) Caligula’s Horse (AU), Darkc3ll (AU) and Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams (AU)
  • 30 bands in total set to play over 3 stages at each east coast event
  • Approximately 10 International acts and 20 Australian acts
  • The first major rock festival world-wide to be run without a traditional event promoter 
  • First major music festival in the world to be crowd funded
  • Crowd funding goal of $3.27 Million
  • Largest Australian crowd funding campaign to date raised $1 Million
  • Largest music crowd funding campaign globally to date raised $1.2 Million
  • In its first week of being live to public, LEGION MUSIC FEST campaign raised over a quarter of a million dollars
  • Ongoing commitment to fostering local talent with a dedicated stage for local, emerging artists
  • Ongoing commitment to fostering local economies by using local suppliers exclusively
  • With no traditional event promoter, all ticketing profits raised above the crowd funding goal will be split amongst the participating artists
  • Capacity limited to 10,000 per east coast event and commitment to grow the festival slowly to ensure event is achievable and sustainable
  • Confirmed event partners include: Oztix, Pozible, Global Events Management, Unbreakable International, Love Police, Bullet Proof, Jaden Social and GiggedIn 
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Tue
12
Jan

SKARLETT RIOT To Headline The First Upload Festival

Artist: 

Upload Festival 2016 are delighted to announce that Skarlett Riot will be headlining the first annual event on May 14th 2016 at Warehouse 23, Wakefield.

Upload Festival is a showcase of the very best independent rock & metal that the UK has to offer and Skarlett Riot complete a superb line up for the very first event.

Formed back in 2010, this female-fronted band were soon taking their local

scene by storm with their powerful, riff-led songs, blending melody and grit with a muscular garage rock’n’roll backbone. Add to that an ear for infectious hooks, and you have a band that not only has bags of attitude but the songs to back them up!

The band’s debut EP, the critically acclaimed "Villain", set the benchmark high and led to glowing praise within the rock community; Big Cheese, Kerrang, Powerplay, Rocksound were all glowing in their praise. The band released a music video in support of the EP which hit rotation on Scuzz and Kerrang TV which led to the band landed a slot at the legendary Download festival where the band were invited to open the Pepsi Max stage. A chance they grabbed with both hands and earnt themselves another 4K review in Kerrang, as well as a place in Scuzz TV’s ‘Top 40 Bands Who Rocked Download’ piece.

Skarlett Riot will be joined at Upload Festival by Jupiter Falls, Chasing Dragons, Altered Sky, A Mouth Full of Matches, Stone Broken, Stand Alone, Orangefall, City of Ashes, Ellis Red, Closer & Hell’s Addiction

Upload Festival 2016 is proudly sponsored by TBFM Network, TMR TV, Evolve Guitars, DeeRocksRadio & Rock At Night

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster & Ticketweb

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&user_input=upload+festival&q=upload+festival

www.facebook.com/uploadfestival
www.brokenroadrecords.com

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Mon
11
Jan

VALENTINE Heading To UK For Dates

Artist: 

Following the success of their first UK festival performance at the inaugural Rockingham festival last October Dutch virtuoso Robby Valentine celebrates 25 years since the release of his classic AOR ballad Over and Over Again with his first UK headline show this March.

Bringing "The Best of Both Worlds" show to the UK Valentine, supported by his full band, plays two sets at The Arts Club in Liverpool on Saturday March 12th. First continuing the "Bizarro World" tour in support of his latest album will be a set of originals taken from the Dutchman's extensive catalogue. This will be followed by a set of timeless classics and deep cuts from his "Tribute to Queen" show.

Tickets can be either be purchased in person from the venue or via the website artsclubliverpool.com

Valentine also plays P3 in Purmerend, Holland on Saturday 20th February as a release party for a Limited Edition vinyl of Bizarro World and also a CD single release of the title track.  Visit www.p3purmerend.nl for tickets or contact valentinemerch@gmail.com to place an order for the vinyl and single.


 
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Fri
18
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Adds Special Guest ERIK GRONWALL of H.E.A.T

 
After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label MelodicRock.com is bringing the popular MelodicRockFest event home.
MelodicRockFest Australia will make its local debut in Melbourne on May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Elephant & Wheelbarrow in St. Kilda.
 
International Headline acts Eclipse (Sweden); Paul Laine (Canada)(ex-Danger Danger) and Mitch Malloy (USA) will be joined by Australia’s brightest rock talent, including BB Steal, Black Majesty, Vanishing Point and newcomers Kaato.
 
For nearly 20 years now, MelodicRock.com has been covering the movements of the best melodic and hard rock acts from all over the world. From chart topping stadium fillers to independent studio projects, the site covers all the legends of the rock world, while placing a strong emphasis on new and upcoming artists plus the labels and people behind them.
 
MelodicRockFest takes that same attitude and brings it into a live setting. Mirroring the USA event's vision, MelodicRockFest Australia will exclusively showcase some of the best international melodic rock acts, some making their Australian debut, with support from some of the best local rock acts rounding out the line-up.
 
This is a festival demanded by the loyal local fans. It’s a one of a kind. It’s small, it’s intimate and it’s for those that recall the glory days of Adult Orientated Rock.
 
 
 
Appearing at MelodicRockFest is:
 
Saturday May 14 (Headline Day)
 
ECLIPSE (Sweden)
Eclipse are one of Sweden’s premiere melodic hard rock acts. They boast a strong following across all of Europe and are sought after session musicians when not touring. In 2015 the band released their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Armageddonize’ and just recently were invited to participate in the Swedish heats for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This will be the band’s first trip down under and they plan on making the most of it by delivering a blistering set that won’t be soon forgotten.
 
ERIK GRONWALL (Sweden)(Special Guest)
Erik is the energetic frontman for one of Europe’s most in-demand rock bands, H.E.A.T. The band will be looking to hit Australia next tour, but for now, their popular frontman is making his own way down under to sample some local brews, hang out with fans and join Eclipse on stage for an extended encore that is sure to bring the house down!
Erik will also deliver an exclusive acoustic set for VIP ticket holders on the Friday afternoon.
 
PAUL LAINE (Canada)
Paul Laine has a career spanning over 25 years, starting off in the Vancouver rock scene, before signing with Elektra Records for his major label debut ‘Stick It In Your Ear’, an album produced by the legendary Bruce Fairbairn. In 1995 Paul joined American rock band Danger Danger as their new frontman for a 4 album run. His other projects include Shugaazer and Andersen Readman Laine, plus his currently touring country rock band Dark Horse.
Paul will perform a true best of set, featuring favourites from Danger Danger as well as all aspects of his career. This will be Paul’s second trip down under.
 
MITCH MALLOY (USA)
Mitch Malloy was already making waves in the late 80s but for AOR fans he burst onto the scene in 1992 with a debut album for RCA which immediately became a classic. Since then he’s recorded another 8 studio albums and toured worldwide. He continues to record and perform and is an in demand producer in Nashville.
This will be Mitch’s first trip to Australia and will see him deliver a high energy set featuring his hits and classic album cuts, backed by a powerhouse band.
 
BB STEAL (Adelaide) 
BB Steal are legends of the Australian melodic rock scene. Their major label debut was produced by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and the band has often been touted as the “new” Def Leppard due to their layered, anthemic sound.
This will be their first Melbourne show in many years and will also feature permanent member, vocalist Craig Csongrady and the return of original guitarist Kevin Pratt! Expect the band to deliver a set heavy with tracks from their cult debut album as well as a few from 2013’s comeback album ‘Resurrection’.
 
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
White Widdow are the torch bearers for the classic 80s keyboard driven AOR sound here in Australia. The band are regulars on the Melbourne rock circuit and will deliver a set featuring tracks from their first three albums and their soon to be recorded fourth studio opus.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
The Radio Sun are fast becoming Australia’s harmony kings, with two highly acclaimed albums now available, both filled with classic harmony driven AOR. The guys have also doubled as Paul Laine’s backing band for the last few years, appearing with him at events in USA as well as here in Australia. Expect a great set of song from the two albums and a few surprises too.
 
SERPENTINE SKY (Melbourne)
Releasing their debut album 20 years after originally forming, Serpentine Sky are looking to make up for lost time and will blow fans away with their energy and the highly addictive songs from their recently released debut.
 
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Teargas are back together after a 10 year hiatus. Last seen acting as Jeff Scott Soto’s support act for his 2004 OZ tour, the Melbourne lads are ready to kick it back into high gear and will open the main day with the energy of a headliner.
 
 
Friday May 13:
 
KAATO (Sydney)
Just who is Kaato? You won’t forget them after this show. Get ready to hear the band’s debut album, which is currently being completed with producer and guitarist…..
 
VANISHING POINT (Melbourne)
Melbourne’s own melodic metal heroes are excited to take part in this event. Without doubt, the heaviest band of the festival, but for this occasion the guys are going to delve into their back catalogue for some more melodic numbers alongside their most epic tracks.
 
TONK (Canberra)
Tonk take the hard rock back to the glory days of the American Sunset Strip. They have a groove and an attitude Guns N Roses would be proud of. Another rarity to have the band playing in Melbourne.
 
PAUL LAINE (Acoustic Set)
A completely different set of solo and Danger Danger tracks to blow fans away.
 
BLACK MAJESTY (Exclusive Acoustic Set)
An Australian exclusive! The Black Majesty guys have never played an acoustic set in their home country, so expect them to deliver something very special.
 
THE RADIO SUN (Acoustic Set)
Kicking off the event is one of the hardest working bands this weekend. The band will be promoting their upcoming acoustic project.
 
 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA, MAY 13/14, 2016
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
 
TICKETS:
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
 
Tickets on sale now via www.melodicrockfest.com (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/melodicrockfest-tickets-20070594689
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225 (100 only)
(All prices include GST)
 
- VIP entry both days
 - Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
 - Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
 - VIP laminate
 - Exclusive acoustic performance by Erik Gronwall!
 
MRF is sponsored by Loan Link: www.loan-link.com.au
 
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details: ajm@melodicrock.com
 

 

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2015
 
Wed
16
Dec

BUCKCHERRY Announce AU/NZ 2016 Tour Dates

Artist: 

KILLROCKSTAR & SOUNDWORKS PRESENTS ~ BUCKCHERRY - Australian & New Zealand Tour 2016

One of rock's great bands, Buckcherry will return to Australia and New Zealand this March.

Led by Josh Todd, a man who personifies rock n roll and anchored by guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, drummer Xavier Muriel and bassist Kelly Lemieux,
Buckcherry will deliver a night of straight up good time rock and roll.

It’s going to be loud, it’s going to be sweaty, it’s going to be awesome!

Buckcherry have released seven full length albums of pure, unbridled rock since forming in 1995. Their latest, simply titled Rock N Roll sums up the bands ethos perfectly.
Rock and roll should make you want to do a few things, says Keith Nelson, “It should make you want to drive fast, fuck and dance”

And that it does, Buckcherry uphold the unwritten commandments of rock music:
Riotous energy, sexy swagger, primal chops and a lifestyle that can’t be switched off. They know no other way.

From their self titled debut album way back in 1999 which delivered unto the world anthems such as Lit Up and Dead Again, to 2006’s 15 which featured Crazy Bitch and Sorry,
to the infamous Fuck EP (where each song had everyones favourite F word in its title), and included the live staple Say Fuck It,
Buckcherry have the songs to make you move. And on album number seven, opening track Bring It On Back has the riffs and refrain of another BC classic.

Buckcherry will hit town soon.. oh yeah, you want it.

TOUR DATES
Sunday, March 13: Powerstation, Auckland
Monday, March 14: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tuesday, March 15: Max Watts, Brisbane
Friday, March 18: Metro, Sydney
Saturday, March 19: Metropolis, Perth

Tickets on sale Friday, December 18 via
killrockstar.com.au/tickets/buckcherry

FB Event Page
www.facebook.com/events/191784487832251

Rock ‘n’ Roll is out via F-Bomb Records/Caroline
buckcherry.com
killrockstar.com.au

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Wed
16
Dec

M3 Festival Rolls Out Same Old Names Yet Again

 
M3 Festival - when will you bring in some new fresh European talent?
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Fri
11
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Australia Tickets On Sale Now

 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA 2016
 
May 13-14, 2016 @ The Elephant & Wheelbarrow; St. Kilda, Melbourne
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne
 
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
(prices include GST)
 
 
FRIDAY MAY 13 (from 5pm)(Acoustic/Electric):
 
Kaato (full band set)
Vanishing Point (full band set)
Tonk (full band set)
Paul Laine (unplugged)
Black Majesty (exclusive unplugged set)
The Radio Sun (unplugged)
 
+ Special Guest/s to be announced!
 

FRIDAY TICKET ($35)

 

SATURDAY MAY 14 (from 2pm):
 
Eclipse (Sweden)
Paul Laine (Canada)
Mitch Malloy (USA)
BB Steal
White Widdow
The Radio Sun
Serpentine Sky
Teargas
 
SATURDAY TICKET ($65)
 

 

 

2 DAY TICKET ($89)

 

VIP Weekend Pass $220
(100 only)

- VIP entry both days
- Exclusive Meet & Greet/Soundcheck with all artists Friday Afternoon
- Exclusive access to VIP/Artist Green Room Area during entire event
- VIP laminate
- Exclusive acoustic performance by VIP Special Guest!

Tickets available for worldwide purchase.
Prices in AUD and incl GST

 
Initial ticket sale all via PayPal.
 
Tickets on sale now; sent out in late January

 

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2015
 
Fri
11
Dec

RIVAL SONS Join BLACK SABBATH On World Tour

Artist: 
We're reaching out to let you know we've rejoined forces with four-piece RIVAL SONS, who were handpicked by Black Sabbath as the main support act on their worldwide final tour, "The End," kicking off January 20, 2016 in Omaha, NE (full tour itinerary below).
 
RIVAL SONS--Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Michael Miley (drums) and Dave Beste (bass)--recently released a 2-Disc Tour Edition of their critically acclaimed 2014 album, Great Western Valkyrie (on October 16, 2015 via Earache Records). After storming onto charts around the world upon its release and being rated the number one album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine, the new limited edition CD includes a bonus disc featuring six powerful bonus tracks (full track list below).
 
The Long Beach, California rock quartet has supported their four albums with worldwide headlining tours and key support slots. In 2015, they supported Deep Purple and Halestorm on tour. RIVAL SONS have also performed live on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show With David Letterman and LATER...with Jools Holland (BBC flagship music show).
 
Don't miss RIVAL SONS on tour in 2016 in the following cities:
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
North America - with Black Sabbath
Wed
1/20
Omaha, NE
CenturyLink Center
**Thu
1/21
Sioux Falls, SD
Badlands
Fri
1/22
Chicago, IL
United Center
**Sat
1/23
Madison, WI
The Sett (University of Wisconsin)
Mon
1/25
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Wed
1/27
Winnipeg MN
MTS Centre
**Thu
1/28
Saskatoon, SK
O'Brians Events Centre
Sat
1/30
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Centre
Mon
2/1
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Wed
2/3
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
**Thu
2/4
Portland, OR
Wonder Ballroom
**Fri
2/5
Spokane, WA
Knitting Factory Concert House
Sat
2/6
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
Tue
2/9
San Jose, CA
SAP Pavilion
Thu
2/11
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Sat
2/13
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mon
2/15
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Wed
2/17
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
**Thu
2/18
Nashville, TN
Cannery Ballroom
Fri
2/19
Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sun
2/21
Hamilton, ON
FirstOntario Centre
Tue
2/23
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
**Wed
2/24
Portland, ME
Asylum
Thu
2/25
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat
2/27
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
**indicates Rival Sons headlining shows
 
Australia/New Zealand - with Black Sabbath
Fri
4/15  
Perth, AU  
Perth Arena
Sun
4/17
Adelaide, AU
Entertainment Centre
Tue
4/19
Melbourne, AU 
Rod Laver Arena
Sat
4/23  
Sydney, AU   
Allphones Arena
Mon
4/25  
Brisbane, AU 
Entertainment Centre
Thu
4/28  
Auckland, NZ 
Vector Arena
Sat
4/30 
Dunedin, NZ   
Forsyth Barr Stadium
 
Europe - with Black Sabbath
Wed
6/1
Budapest, Hungary
Groupama Arena
Wed
6/8
Berlin, Germany
Waldebuhne
Mon
6/13
Verona, Italy
Arena Di Verona
Wed
6/15
Zurich, Switzerland
Hallenstadon
Sun
6/19
Clisson, France
Hellfest
Sat
6/25
Copenhagen, DE
Copenhell
Tue
6/28
Vienna, Austria
Stadthalle
Thu
6/30
Prague, Czech Rep.
02 Arena
Sat
7/2
Krakow, Poland
Tauron Arena
Tue
7/5
Riga, Latvia
Riga Arena
Sat
7/9
Stockholm, Sweden
Monsters of Rock
Tue
7/12
Moscow, Russia
Olympisky Arena
 
North America - with Black Sabbath
Wed
8/17
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri
8/19
Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun
8/21
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Tue
8/23
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu
8/25
Boston, MA
Xfinity Center
Sat
8/27
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon
8/29
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed
8/31
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theater
**Thu
9/1
Cleveland, OH
Grog Shop
Fri
9/2
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Sun
9/4
Chicago, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Wed
9/7
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Fri
9/9
Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Amphitheater
Sun
9/11
Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Amphitheater
Tue
9/13
Ridgefield, WA
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Thu
9/15
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
Sat
9/17
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Mon
9/19
Hollywood, CA
Hollywood Bowl
Wed
9/21
Phoenix, AZ
AK-Chin Pavilion
 
(L-R): Jay Buchanan (vocals), Dave Beste (bass), Scott Holiday (guitar) and Michael Miley (drums)
 
Track listing for Great Western Valkyrie Tour Edition:
 
Track listing:
Disc 1:
1. Electric Man
2. Good Luck
3. Secret
4. Play The Fool
5. Good Things
6. Open My Eyes
7. Rich and the Poor
8. Belle Starr
9. Where I've Been
10. Destination on Course
 
Disc 2:
1. Too Much Love
2. My Nature
3. Open My Eyes (live at Juke Joint Studio)
4. Long As I Can See The Light (live at Juke Joint Studio)
5. Where I've Been (live at Juke Joint Studio)
6. Black Coffee
 
Great Western Valkyrie Tour Edition is available here:
 
Click here to watch the music video for "Electric Man"
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Thu
10
Dec

Nordic Noise Festival 2016 Band Applications Open Now

 
On Friday the 11th of December 2015 we're opening for band applications to perform at Copenhagen’s finest rock festival, Nordic Noise 2016.

We're encouraging all talented rock acts to get in touch with us personally or through their agent. 

All applications will be processed by the Nordic Noise booking group, and we will notify the selected acts directly. 

SUBMIT TO:  booking@nordicnoise.dk

DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 1st 2016

The Final Programme for Nordic Noise Festival 2016 will be presented on the 11th of February 2016.  

Please include the following in your application:

  • Facebook / Website
  • Band Bio
  • Press Photos
  • Youtube/videolinks
  • Soundcloud / MP3 / Dropbox / wetransfer.
  • Contact information (e-mail and phone number).
Nordic Noise Festival 2016 is taking place in Copenhagen Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of May at the venue Remisen. Artists already booked for Nordic Noise Festival 2016 include Mustasch (SE), Mike Tramp (DK), The Treatment (UK), Sea (DK), Kickin Valentina (US), Childrenn (DK), Freddy & The Phantons (DK), Now Or Never (DK/FR), Dear Delusion (DK), St. Prostitute (DK) & Powerplay (DK). For more information, check out www.nordicnoise.dk
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