Tour News

Wed
16
Dec

BUCKCHERRY Announce AU/NZ 2016 Tour Dates

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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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Fri
11
Dec

RIVAL SONS Join BLACK SABBATH On World Tour

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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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Thu
10
Dec

STYX Ends 2015 On A High Note; 2016 Tour Plans

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December 9, 2015 -- In 2015, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar), James 'JY' Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Todd Sucherman (drums)--celebrated a milestone anniversary, a national TV broadcast and another hugely successful summer tour.  Time never stops for this legendary band.

They started the year with headlining tour dates of their own, as well as their first national TV broadcast in over two years, 'Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas,' which aired on AXS TV on Sunday, March 15. STYX's show was filmed at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out audience during last year's 'The Soundtrack of Summer' tour, which also featured Foreigner and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder.  STYX performed many of their greatest hits, including 'Come Sail Away,'  'Renegade,' and 'The Grand Illusion.'  They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as 'Light Up' and were joined on stage by Don Felder for 'Blue Collar Man.' Fans who were unable to watch the concert can finally catch a glimpse of 'Blue Collar Man' on STYX's newly revamped official YouTube page.
 
Earlier this summer, STYX joined Def Leppard and Tesla on a massive tour that spanned late June through early October in front of one critically acclaimed sold-out audience after another. Now due to overwhelming demand, Def Leppard, STYX and Tesla will commence on a three-week jaunt starting January 27 in Greensboro, NC.
 
More recently, in response to the horrific attacks in Paris on November 13, STYX and REO Speedwagon's Rock To The Rescue organization donated $25,000 to The Sweet Stuff Foundation to help families affected by the tragedy.
 
'We feel terribly saddened and outraged by these attacks,' said Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw. 'We hope that our contribution will help ease some of the pain and some of the expenses of what this means to the families as they go through the process of grieving and bringing their loved ones home. Josh (Homme) and (Eagles of Death Metal) lost a crew member and employees of their record label, Universal, during the terrorist attacks. This hits home for us because we're also on the same label, and we deeply love our employees and our crew. Our hearts, minds, and prayers are with all the victims, and we urge all fans of Styx, Eagles of Death Metal, and classic rock who feel touched by this to join us in contributing. Thank you from everyone in the Styx family for your compassion.'
 
In addition to a last round of headlining tour dates that will conclude December 12 in Windsor, Ontario, STYX is ending the year on a high note.  They recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of their fifth EQUINOX album, which was released on December 1, 1975. It was the band's first album on A&M Records, after releasing their first four albums on Wooden Nickel/RCA. Right out of the gate, EQUINOX's lead track, 'Light Up,' fused the band's best instincts for how to blend harmonies, keyboard hooks, and power chords together to memorable effect, resulting in a song that continues to grace many of Styx's live set lists today. Two other hard-driving singalong EQUINOX songs, 'Lorelei' and 'Suite Madame Blue,' are also in regular live rotation.
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Headlining:
 
Thu 1/14            Los Angeles, CA            Saban Theatre
Fri 1/15             Rancho Mirage, CA        Agua Caliente Casino
Sat 1/16            Las Vegas, NV              Pearl Concert Theater
Sun 1/17           Scottsdale, AZ               Talking Stick Resort Pavilion
 
With Def Leppard:
 
Wed 1/27          Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Fri 1/29             Ft. Lauderdale, FL          BB&T Center
Sat 1/30            Orlando, FL                   Amway Center
Tue 2/2             San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Wed 2/3            Lafayette, LA                 Lafayette Cajundome
Fri 2/5               Corpus Christi, TX          American Bank Center
Sat 2/6              Hidalgo, TX                    State Farm Arena
Tue 2/9             Little Rock, AR              Verizon Arena
Wed 2/10          Bossier City, LA                        CenturyLink Center
Sat 2/13            Uncasville, CT                Mohegan Sun Arena
Sun 2/14           Atlantic City, NJ             Boardwalk Hal
Tue 2/16            Brooklyn, NY                 Barclays Center
Wed 2/17          Allentown, PA                PPL Center
 
Headlining:
 
Thu 3/17            San Jose, CA                City National Civic
Fri 3/18             Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort & Casino
Sat 3/19            Wendover, NV               Peppermill Concert Hall
Sun 3/20           Stockton, CA                 Bob Hope Theater
Thu 3/31            Tulsa, OK                      The Joint
Sat 4/2              Durant, OK                    Choctaw Grand Theatre
Thu 4/7             Terra Haute, IN              ISU Hulman Center
Fri 4/8               Mt. Pleasant, MI            Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Tue 5/10            Ft. Myers, FL                Barbara B. Mann PAC
 

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Fri
04
Dec

MELODICROCKFEST Australia Set To Debut May 13-14, 2016

 
MELODICROCKFEST AUSTRALIA 2016
 
May 13-14, 2016 @ The Elephant & Wheelbarrow; St. Kilda, Melbourne
 
 
FRIDAY MAY 13 (from 5pm)(Acoustic/Electric):
($35)
 
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!
 
 
SATURDAY MAY 14 (from 2pm):
($65)
 
Eclipse
Paul Laine
Mitch Malloy
BB Steal
White Widdow
The Radio Sun
Serpentine Sky
Teargas
 
 
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne
 
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
(prices include GST)
 
VIP Weekend Pass $225
(100 only)
VIP details to follow next week.
 
Initial ticket sale all via PayPal.
 
Tickets on sale 10am (AEST) Wednesday December 9 (and sent out in late January)
 
 
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Wed
02
Dec

MARCO MENDOZA Announces 2016 UK Tour

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Marco Mendoza will return to the UK in January 2016, following the completion of the Dead Daisies European Tour.
Marco will perform with his own band - feat. Soren Anderson & Pino Liberti - playing solo material from his two albums along with a back catalogue of the bands he’s been an important part of during his extensive career.

Marco is perhaps best known for his work as bass guitarist with high profile rock bands and artists such as Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS ; as well as other diverse artists such as Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries.
Marco lives in Los Angeles and when he´s not touring and can often be found playing local jazz clubs with Joey Heredia and Renato Neto and other great musicians.

Marco will Meet & Greet with everyone after the show, so be sure to stick around!

www.MarcoMendoza.com

The tour will be supported by 'Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disaster'

Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters are a Melodic Hard Rock band from Cardiff South Wales. Fronted by Beth Blade, the four piece provide monster riffs, huge choruses and a dose of old school rock and roll attitude. With aggressive muscle and melodic sensitivity this up and coming band will blow you away.

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Fri
27
Nov

JOURNEY's STEVE SMITH Talks 2016-2017 Tour

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From STEVE SMITH'S facebook page today:
 

I have been invited to tour with Journey for the 2016-2017 touring season and I have agreed to play drums for the group during this period!

I’ve enjoyed working with Journey guitarist Neal Schon for many years and playing on his solo albums, including The Calling and his latest release Vortex. In fact, Neal and I still share the creative chemistry we had when I was a member of Journey. When we work in the studio on his music, it's essentially just the two of us, jamming, writing, arranging and recording.

Over the years, he has mentioned that he'd like to have me tour with Journey again. The invitation has always been appreciated but with my busy schedule always being booked at least a year in advance, the timing was never right. Some changes within the band have once again brought me the invitation to tour and this time we were able to plan in advance and work a Journey tour into my schedule.

Like an actor capable of playing a wide variety of roles, I'm a musician who enjoys, and is comfortable performing, diverse genres of music. My group Vital Information, as well as the other great jazz and world music artists that I tour and record with, remain a musical priority. I will also be performing with them during the next two years and by 2018 will resume my career full-time as a touring and recording jazz musician.

My decision to tour with Journey in 2016-2017 is based on many factors:

My relationship with Neal is strong and we enjoy playing together. I've been in touch with Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory and we have a good rapport both personally and musically. All four of us share a common history and have created some enduring music together. I've met and spent time with Arnel Pineda and have great respect for him both as a person and vocalist.

I am excited to revisit a role that was a formative part of my career, performing music that has touched many people for more than 30 years. My kids Ian, Elizabeth, Kasia and Zac have not seen me play with the group (Ian has but he was too young to remember), it will be fun to have them see me perform with the band. Finally, I can say "yes" to the many fans who have asked if I would tour with Journey again.

My hope is that Journey fans will appreciate a new line-up similar to the Escape and Frontiers era -- and will want to revisit this timeless music with me. By bringing my musical experience to the table along with the years that the members of Journey have spent touring, I'm sure this new incarnation of Journey will develop its own special magic. It's going to be amazing. I look forward to seeing all the fans on the road!

 

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Thu
26
Nov

ROCK AGAINST MS: Holiday Rams Jam

 
MONSTER ENERGY DRINK & REDBALLS PIZZA PRESENT: ROCK AGAINST MS: HOLIDAY RAMS JAM

Benefit Concert

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29 @ ROCK N' ROLL REDBALLS PIZZA; 13816 PRINCETON AVE, MOORPARK, CA 93021

FEATURING:

BILLY SHEEHAN (Winery Dogs/Mr. Big), RUDY SARZO (Ozzy/Whitesnake), BULLETBOYS, MARTY O'BRIEN (Lita Ford), TODD MORSE (Juliette Lewis/The Offspring), ANTHONY 'TINY' BIUSO (Cadillac Tramps/T.S.O.L.), ROBBIE RIST, AUGUST ZADRA (Dennis DeYoung Band), ACE VON JOHNSON (faster Pussycat), RODGER CARTER (John 5/ Rick Springfield), PAUL TRUDEAU (Billy Idol), STEVIE STEWART (The Sweet), NEIL TURBIN (Deathriders/Anthrax), HOWIE SIMON (Nelson), DEREK FRANK (Shania Twain), HAWK LOPEZ (Little Stevie Van Zandt) & MORE!

 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 24, 2015) ' End your holiday weekend with some ass-kicken rock! Monster Energy Drink and Redballs Rock N' Roll Pizza ' made famous by the Foo Fighters ' Presents an amazing up-close intimate show with Hollywood's elite rockstars in benefit for the Rock Against MS Foundation.

SHOWTIMES:
DOORS - 4:00
SHOW - 5:00

PRE-SALE TICKETS: $20 GENERAL -

Buy Here: http://ticketf.ly/1Ni67VM

DAY-OF TICKETS: $25 GENERAL

**Your ticket includes a large NY style slice of pizza (cheese/veggie/pepperoni) with a drink (domestic draft/wine/soda). Raffle tickets on sale for Ole Smoky Moonshine, signed drum heads and more kick-ass cool stuff!

About Multiple Sclerosis

  • Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 
  • MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
  • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 
  • Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. 
MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.

For more information click on

www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation

 

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Wed
25
Nov

JOURNEY Recalls Drummer STEVE SMITH For 2016 Tour

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JOURNEY and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS will launch the San Francisco Fest 2016 tour on Thursday, May 12, again bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the San Francisco sound. The tour launches at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California — with concerts scheduled through August 30, and includes special guest Dave Mason. A limited number of VIP packages will be available and include premium tickets, pre-show party, exclusive merchandise and more.
 
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 5. A fan pre-sale will be offered starting Monday, November 30.
 
Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into JOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998. Schon and Smith have always remained close friends and musical collaborators. Smith has lent his incredible talent to several of Schon's solo albums, including critically acclaimed "The Calling", and, most recently, "Vortex".
 
Schon was thrilled when Smith accepted his invitation to rejoin JOURNEY, exclaiming: "I'm so looking forward to the very exciting 2016 we have planned, starting with my 'Neal Vortex Schon' Japan tour in February and then our major summer tour with THE DOOBIE BROTHERS and Dave Mason. We will see you all soon!!!!"
 
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS' Tom Johnston (founding member, vocals/guitar), Patrick Simmons (founding member, vocals/guitar), and longtime member John McFee (guitars/strings/vocals) are adding LITTLE FEAT co-founder Bill Payne to their band on the 2016 tour. Payne performed on many of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS studio albums as well as on the road; a relationship the band is looking forward to rekindling.
 
"It's gonna be a great summer for fans of Bay Area music, and for guys like us who have the pleasure of teaming up with our good friends from JOURNEY and the Dave Mason band," said Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS. "We look forward to taking the stage with JOURNEY. We love their songs, and think we will all complement each other musically. It is going to be a powerful tour. We can't wait to share it with the fans!"
 
 
Tour dates:
 
May 12 - Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
May 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
May 18 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
May 20 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 21 - Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
May 23 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
May 25 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
May 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
May 28 - Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center
May 31 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
Jun. 02 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 05 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Jun. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 10 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp.
Jun. 11 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Jun. 22 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Jun. 24 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun. 25 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Banks Art Center
Jun. 27 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 29 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Jul. 01 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul. 02 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 07 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul. 09 - Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 10 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 13 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Jul. 29 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 30 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 04 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 06 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
Aug. 07 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Aug. 09 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Aug. 13 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
Aug. 17 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
Aug. 20 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 21 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 23 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Aug. 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Aug. 28 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Aug. 30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre

 

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Mon
23
Nov

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL III - Next 4 Bands Confirmed

 
PRESS RELEASE - FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL III - ANOTHER 4 BANDS CONFIRMED!

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the names of four more confirmed bands appearing at the third edition of the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano, Italy)

On April 23, 2016

--From the U.K. : NO HOT ASHES. One of UK's Melodic Rock prime movers, is finally ready to play in Italy in support of their long overdue debut album!

--From the U.S.A. : DRIVE, SHE SAID with Special Guests. The legendary Mark Mangold, together with singer Al Fritsch and some VERY special guests and friends! This will be a special and unique show combining the best from the band's repertoire with songs taken from the new album and some surprises!

On April 24, 2016

--From the U.K. : BLOOD RED SAINTS.With a debut album planned for December, the british outfit will kick off the second day of the Festival with their Melodic Rock sound reminiscent of FM, Heartland and Newman!

--From the U.K. / U.S.A.: GRAHAM BONNET BAND. The four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, former singer of RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MSG and IMPELLITTERI. With a lineup rounded out by guitarist extraordinaire Conrado Pesinato, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone and former FATES WARNING / WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, you can expect a set full of classic songs plus tracks from the new album planned for 2016!

So far the following bands are confirmed to appear: TREAT, TRIXTER, the TREATMENT, FIND ME, the DEFIANTS, TERRY BROCK, INGLORIOUS, SHIRAZ LANE.

More bands & info will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned!

----

Regular tickets on sale NOW via these links:

http://www.mailticket.it/spettacolo/4820?lang=en
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All info on www.frontiersrockfestival.com

Email: info@frontiersrockfestival.com

 
 


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the names of four more confirmed bands appearing at the third edition of the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullaAdda (Milano, Italy):

On April 23, 2016

--From U.S.A./Sweden : FIND ME. A worldwide live premiere! A collaboration between Robbie LaBlanc and Daniel Flores, FIND ME will make their full blown band live debut at Frontiers Rock Festival III. A celebration for all AOR fans!

--From U.K. : The TREATMENT. Musically compared to Ac/Dc, The Cult and Aerosmith, these guys are one of the youngest and most consistent bands on the Frontiers roster and a real live 'war machine'! Get ready for their sonic assault!

On April 24, 2016

--From U.S.A : TERRY BROCK. Known mainly for being the lead vocalist of british melodic rockers STRANGEWAYS, Brock is part of the Melodic Rock history, having worked with bands such as Kansas, Aviator, Heaven's Edge, Valentine and, more recently, involved in the supergroup THE SIGN, in SEVENTH KEY, in SLAMER and with GIANT. A lesson in Rock.

--From U.S.A.: The DEFIANTS. Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello (all with ties to DANGER DANGER of course) are back in action again with this new exciting band. A glorious return to the best 'in your face' Melodic Hard Rock. Boys will be boys!

Last Friday the following bands were announced already TREAT, TRIXTER, INGLORIOUS, SHIRAZ LANE.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned!


 

 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the first four confirmed bands that will play the third edition of FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullAdda Milano, Italy on April 23 and 24, 2016.

--From U.S.A. : TRIXTER. This will be the band's FIRST EUROPEAN SHOW EVER in their 25+ years career! Get ready for the party!

--From Sweden: TREAT. An anticipated comeback after last year's last minute cancellation. A great chance to be exposed to the songs of the new album!

--From U.K. : INGLORIOUS. Defined as "the future of British rock" and "a young Deep Purple" by Classic Rock  and with the first album song A-Listed Planet Rock these guys will ROCK the Festival!

--From Finland: SHIRAZ LANE. Young, wild and pretty, ready to tear the house down, with their awesome mix of Skid Row, Guns N Roses and The Darkness sound!

TREAT and SHIRAZ LANE will playing on the first day of the Festival (on April 23rd, 2016), while TRIXTER and INGLORIOUS will be performing on April 24th, 2016.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned and... join the party!!!!


 
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Wed
18
Nov

Last PRETTY MAIDS Tour Dates Before Planned New Album

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These will be the last three past-Christmas-concerts before the band will be back in the studio to work on it's upcoming studio album.
 
PRETTY MAIDS + guest
 
28.12.2015 D-Burgrieden/Ulm - Riffelhof
29.12.2015 CH-Pratteln - Z-7
30.12.2015 D-Bochum - Matrix
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Mon
16
Nov

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL III - 4 More Bands Confirmed

 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the names of four more confirmed bands appearing at the third edition of the FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullaAdda (Milano, Italy):

On April 23, 2016

--From U.S.A./Sweden : FIND ME. A worldwide live premiere! A collaboration between Robbie LaBlanc and Daniel Flores, FIND ME will make their full blown band live debut at Frontiers Rock Festival III. A celebration for all AOR fans!

--From U.K. : The TREATMENT. Musically compared to Ac/Dc, The Cult and Aerosmith, these guys are one of the youngest and most consistent bands on the Frontiers roster and a real live 'war machine'! Get ready for their sonic assault!

On April 24, 2016

--From U.S.A : TERRY BROCK. Known mainly for being the lead vocalist of british melodic rockers STRANGEWAYS, Brock is part of the Melodic Rock history, having worked with bands such as Kansas, Aviator, Heaven's Edge, Valentine and, more recently, involved in the supergroup THE SIGN, in SEVENTH KEY, in SLAMER and with GIANT. A lesson in Rock.

--From U.S.A.: The DEFIANTS. Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello (all with ties to DANGER DANGER of course) are back in action again with this new exciting band. A glorious return to the best 'in your face' Melodic Hard Rock. Boys will be boys!

Last Friday the following bands were announced already TREAT, TRIXTER, INGLORIOUS, SHIRAZ LANE.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned!

----

Regular tickets on sale NOW via these links:
http://www.mailticket.it/spettacolo/4820?lang=en
http://www.ticketone.it/biglietti.html

Limited amount (100) VIP-tickets available NOW.
All info on www.frontiersrockfestival.com


 
 

 

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the first four confirmed bands that will play the third edition of FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullAdda Milano, Italy on April 23 and 24, 2016.

--From U.S.A. : TRIXTER. This will be the band's FIRST EUROPEAN SHOW EVER in their 25+ years career! Get ready for the party!

--From Sweden: TREAT. An anticipated comeback after last year's last minute cancellation. A great chance to be exposed to the songs of the new album!

--From U.K. : INGLORIOUS. Defined as "the future of British rock" and "a young Deep Purple" by Classic Rock  and with the first album song A-Listed Planet Rock these guys will ROCK the Festival!

--From Finland: SHIRAZ LANE. Young, wild and pretty, ready to tear the house down, with their awesome mix of Skid Row, Guns N Roses and The Darkness sound!

TREAT and SHIRAZ LANE will playing on the first day of the Festival (on April 23rd, 2016), while TRIXTER and INGLORIOUS will be performing on April 24th, 2016.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned and... join the party!!!!

Regular tickets on sale NOW via these links:

http://www.mailticket.it/spettacolo/4820?lang=en
http://www.ticketone.it/biglietti.html

Limited amount (100) VIP-tickets available NOW.

All info on www.frontiersrockfestival.com

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Wed
11
Nov

COLDSPELL Line Up New Live Dates

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Swedish hardrockers COLDSPELL has been confirmed for the new 'Norrlandsvrål' rock festival, set to take place May 27-28, 2016 in Luleå, Sweden. COLDSPELL is scheduled to play on Friday, May 27th, alongside with bands like PainHoffmaestroThundermotherCorrodedAmaranthe, to name a few.

The new indoor festival will be located at Coop Norrbotten Arena and tickets can be obtained via Luleå Ice Hockey/the Arena. More information and ticket links can be found at: www.facebook.com/events/431844483675810

The Swedish rock band COLDSPELL is a rising star on the international stages. This summer they were one of the headliners at Scotland’s premier festival, Wildfire. And was warming up a US audience as runner-up to Judas Priest at Rock Fest in Wisconsin. The band will also be sharing stage with Michael Schenker in February in CopenhagenStockholmMalmoe and Oslo/Drammen.

COLDSPELL tour dates:

2015
21 Nov at Hall Of Fame - Wetzikon -– Switzerland w/ Roadfever

2016
03 Feb Amager Bio - Copenhagen - DenDenmark w/ Michael Schenker
04 Feb Debaser Medis - Stockholm - S- Sweden w/ Michael Schenker
05 Feb KB - Malmö - Sweden w/&n/ Michael Schenker
06 Feb Union Scene - Drammen - Norwarway w/ Michael Schenker
27 May Norrlandsvrål Festival - Luleå - Sweden w/ PainThundermotherCorrodedAmaranthe

www.facebook.com/ColdSpell-164708699316
www.coldspell.se


 

 

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Wed
11
Nov

THE WINERY DOGS European Tour 2016 w/INGLORIOUS Special Guests

Inglorious are joining The Winery Dogs as their Special Guests on the Double Down European tour - including 4 UK shows.
The tour starts in Cologne on the 29th of January and the bands final show will be the 17th of February in Budapest, A few days before the London album launch showIslington Assembly Hall Ticketmaster and the bands first headline UK tour. You can pre order the album on iTunes and Amazon.com now. Release date 19th of February 2016.
Tickets for the album launch show -
http://m.ticketmaster.co.uk/inglorious-…/…/1F004F4FBB27C426…
A message from Nathan James.
"Thanks so much to everyone who has made this happen
Frontiers Music srl The Ashcrofts, Jodiah, our families, fans, Planet Rock , QEDG Management, Paul Tippett and of course the Winery Dogs .We can't wait to meet all their fans and perform our music for you all. Getting to share the same stage every night with a band that are making awesome new music and put on an incredible live show. 3 heroes, Legends, Virtuosos. What an honour." Mike Portnoy Billy Sheehan Richie Kotzen
Pre order the album-
http://radi.al/Inglorious
Listen to Breakaway-
https://youtu.be/U_wSMHZZi8w
Join our mailing list-
http://inglorious.com/

 

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Sat
07
Nov

FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL III - First 4 bands Confirmed

 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce you the first four confirmed bands that will play the third edition of FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo SullAdda Milano, Italy on April 23 and 24, 2016.

--From U.S.A. : TRIXTER. This will be the band's FIRST EUROPEAN SHOW EVER in their 25+ years career! Get ready for the party!

--From Sweden: TREAT. An anticipated comeback after last year's last minute cancellation. A great chance to be exposed to the songs of the new album!

--From U.K. : INGLORIOUS. Defined as "the future of British rock" and "a young Deep Purple" by Classic Rock  and with the first album song A-Listed Planet Rock these guys will ROCK the Festival!

--From Finland: SHIRAZ LANE. Young, wild and pretty, ready to tear the house down, with their awesome mix of Skid Row, Guns N Roses and The Darkness sound!

TREAT and SHIRAZ LANE will playing on the first day of the Festival (on April 23rd, 2016), while TRIXTER and INGLORIOUS will be performing on April 24th, 2016.

The next lot of bands will be revealed next week.

Stay tuned and... join the party!!!!

Regular tickets on sale NOW via these links:

http://www.mailticket.it/spettacolo/4820?lang=en
http://www.ticketone.it/biglietti.html

Limited amount (100) VIP-tickets available NOW.

All info on www.frontiersrockfestival.com

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Fri
06
Nov

Heaven & Hell at The Cherry Bar This Saturday - THE RADIO SUN & BLACK MAJESTY

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HEAVEN AND HELL AT THE CHERRY BAR

On Saturday 7th November the Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane will host a double album launch for two of Australia's best melodic rock and metal bands. With many people calling The Radio Sun's 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' album as one of the Albums of the Year this is a must see event for fans of hard and heavy music.
Having recently returned from a European acoustic press tour Black Majesty are all set to plug in and launch their sixth full length album 'Cross Of Thorns'. Entry is $15. Doors open at 8pm.
 
The Radio Sun Heaven Or Heartbreak is out now on Melodic Rock Records and Black Majesty Cross Of Thorns is out now on Pride & Joy Music..
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Tue
03
Nov

HALL & OATES Return To MSG After 30 Year Absence

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DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES RETURN TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON FEBRUARY 19
 
Tickets On Sale FRIDAY, Novemeber 6th at 10am at LiveNation.com
 
NEW YORK, Nov 2, 2015 -- The number one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates announced today they will return to Madison Square Garden on Friday, February 19th. This is the duo's first performance at Madison Square Garden since their two sell-out shows in 1985. The performance features special guests Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Mayer Hawthorne and goes on sale Friday, November 6th at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com.
 
Signed to Atlantic by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970's, Daryl Hall & John Oates have sold more albums than any other 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 R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.

Last year, Daryl and John were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And today the duo is still 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.

About Live Nation Entertainment Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

 
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Thu
29
Oct

LOVERBOY Hit And Miss In Los Angeles Concert

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By Gerry Gittelson
Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent
 
LOS ANGELES -- Loverboy does not tour as frequently as fellow Canadian classic-rock acts such as Rush or Bryan Adams, so it was a rare treat when the fivesome performed before a capacity crowd at Canyon Club, one of Southern California's largest clubs.
 
In past visits, Loverboy has absolutely killed. This time, the group that has been around since 1979 showed their age just a bit, as singer Mike Reno sang well but struggled to hit the high notes, even though most of the songs were tuned down at least a full step.
 
Not that Loverboy did not succeed. The crowd (consisting of about 75 percent females!) certainly enjoyed the show -- and that's the most important thing -- and the band defintely put in a solid effort with a nearly two-hour set that featured all the big hits.
 
But because Reno is such a focal point in band that lacks any other real standouts, a lot of the thumbs-up/thumbs-down comes down to him. Not that it matters much anymore because no one would expect him to fit into the red leather pants pictured on the cover of "Get Lucky," but Reno continues to struggle with his weight. Reno does not move much either, pretty much planting himself in front of the mic stand for the duration.
 
Then again, Loverboy's songs are so effective that all the group really needs to do is execute and turn up the volume, and that's exactly what went down, so most of us left happy.
 
Put another away, Loverboy was able to afford holding their biggest two songs for the end -- "Turn Me Loose" and "Working For The Weekend" -- and it all worked out.
 
Spellbinding? No. Worth the money? Yes.
 
"The Kid Is Hot Tonight" found everyone pushing away their dinner plates and standing up. "Hot Girls in Love" saw the cougars roaring for all they were worth. "Lovin' Every Minute of It" tinged good memories of a lost generation when rock was king and FM radio ruled.
 
Originals Paul Dean (guitar), Doug Johnson (keyboards) and Matt Frenette (drums) are all still in place, so Loverboy remains more legitimate than a lot of others with only one or two longtimers.
 
Afterward, the group was in good spirits backstage.
 
"I do like to play Los Angeles, but then again, I like playing anywhere," Dean said
 
An unknown act called Crack-In-The-Shell opened. In keeping with the Canuck theme, the power trio wears its Rush influence on its sleeve, and the truth is the band went over very well and proved surprisingly entertaining.
 
Singer/guitarist Daniel Allen sounded great on "Waiting," bassist/keyboardist James McFadden kicked ass on "Catastrophic," and drummer Jason Russo pounded away with fury on "Hold On."
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Thu
29
Oct

DEF LEPPARD, STYX Team to Rule Night in L.A. Forum Concert

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By Gerry Gittelson
Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent
 
LOS ANGELES -- Styx is a tough act to follow, but Def Leppard was up to the challenge recently, when the two classic-rock icons teamed for well-received concert at the Forum, as both acts pushed one another before a capacity crowd of nearly 20,000 at one of the USA's most storied and prestigious arenas.
 
By the end of Styx's near-hour set culminating with "Come Sail Away," the audience was going absolutely crazy, and that's something you don't usually see for a support act, particularly in Los Angeles, where crowds are more apt to fold their arms.
 
The bands have been touring together for the summer -- in addition to third-billed Tesla, no slouch in its own right -- and this event was the acid test.
 
Opening with "Rock Rock Till You Drop" (aptly titled considering the members, now in their 50s, have been together together since the 1970s), Def Leppard showed straight away that the fivesome was taking things seriously.
 
No, Def Leppard is no over-the-hill gang simply looking to cash in with nostalgia. Everyone still has great chops, particularly Joe Elliott, who proved in fine voice through the proceedings. He sang loud and clear, everyone knew all the words to just about every song, and what a performance by guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell. 
 
The crowd was jumping up and down for "Foolin'," while "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" proved a big crowd-pleaser, too. Bassist Rick Savage and drummer Rick Allen were holding down the rhythm section to such a hearty degree that we could feel the beat against our chests; Allen is especially inspirational, of course, because he has one arm, and the crowd showed a lot of adoration for him.
 
By the time Def Leppard got around to the closing "Pure Some Sugar on Me" and encores "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph," the crowd remained all theirs. 
 
Definitely a triumphant night for the Brits.
 
 
Meantime, Styx absolutely kicked ass. It wasn't so long ago the group was headlining arenas in their own right -- including a three-night stint on the very same stage back in the day -- and now that singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw has adopted Los Angeles as his home town, the performance felt like a celebration.
 
"Grand Illusion" came first, and there aren't many classic-rock favorites that have a bigger hook. "Fooling Yourself" found Shaw getting the cougars up front all hot and bothered. "Miss America" saw James Young singing loud and proud, and the execution by all involved was spot-on.
 
Lawrence Gowan has a heck of a voice in his own right, so what you have with Styx is this: three excellent singers, crisp musicianship surpassed only perhaps by Rush in North America, plus songs that lodge themselves on your brain and refuse to leave for days.
 
Tesla was excellent, too. Jeff Keith sung his butt off, and among the most well-received selections were "Gettin' Better," "Hang Tough," "Signs" and the awesome "Modern Day Cowboy."
 
Story by Gerry Gittelson. Photos by Joe Schaeffer.
 
    
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Wed
28
Oct

BLACK SABBATH Extends 'The End' Tour in 2016

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BLACK SABBATH TRIUMPHANTLY RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, "THE END" TOUR EXTENDED INTO FALL 2016 WITH ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN SHOWS
 
Due to overwhelming demand, the road to THE END just got longer.
 
 
On the heels of their much-anticipated performances in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, BLACK SABBATH will end the epic journey they began nearly five decades ago with another run of North American dates in fall 2016.  These shows will follow a mix of summer headlining and festival performances throughout Europe.
 
The second run of North American dates kicks off August 17 at Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York and includes stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (where the band last performed a sold-out show on their wildly successful 13 world tour in 2014), Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, and Dallas, among others, before wrapping September 21 at AK-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ.
 
 
The massive 2016 world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time marks THE END for Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler as they close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story with this tour.  BLACK SABBATH's THE END farewell tour promises to surpass all previous tours and will feature the band's most mesmerizing production ever.
 
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
 
 
Photo credit:  Mark Weiss
 
BLACK SABBATH's 2016 Tour Dates are as follows:
 
NORTH AMERICA
 
Wed
1/20
Omaha, NE
CenturyLink Center
Fri
1/22
Chicago, IL
United Center
Mon
1/25
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Wed
1/27
Winnipeg MN
MTS Centre
Sat
1/30
Edmonton, AB
Rexall Centre
Mon
2/1
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
Wed
2/3
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
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
Mon
2/15
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Wed
2/17
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Fri
2/19
Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sun
2/21
Hamilton, ON
First Ontario Centre
Tue
2/23
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
Thu
2/25
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Sat
2/27
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
 
 
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
Thurs
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 Ampitheater
Sun
9/11
Salt Lake City, UT
USANA Ampitheater
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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Wed
14
Oct

GRAHAM BONNET Australian & NZ Tour Announced For April 2016

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The most powerful voice in rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand next April. [No, I didn't wrote that folks...]
 
English vocalist Graham Bonnet is synonymous with classic hard rock and heavy metal.
Best known for fronting Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz, Graham’s voice is known and cherished by many.
 
Having last visited our shores as part of the Countdown Rock N Roll Arena extravaganza he is ready to return with
his all-star band featuring Mark Zonder from the legendary Fates Warning.
 
Graham scored several top 10 hits in Australia in the 1970's with his solo releases including the Dylan classic
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, and Warm Ride which peaked at number 1! He then joined Ritchie Blackmore’s
Rainbow, which was formed by Blackmore after he left Deep Purple. The Rainbow album Down To Earth (1979)
was a top 10 worldwide smash hit with platinum singles Since You Been Gone and All Night Long.
 
Following Rainbow, Graham released his second solo album featuring the hit single Night Games, and then joined
ex-Scorpion legend Michael Schenker in his band MSG for the album Assault Attack.
In the early to mid 80’s Graham formed his own band, Alcatrazz that featured an unknown Yngwie Malmsteen on
guitar. The band quickly became a supergroup in Japan, and Yngwie soon left only to be replaced by another up
and comer, Steve Vai, which propelled Vai onto David Lee Roth and future legendary status...
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai…it seems Graham with his powerhouse vocals is the perfect match for these Guitar Gods!!
 
Since then Graham has kept busy in many bands, such as Impellitteri, The Party Boys, Anthem, Forcefield with
Cozy Powell, Mick Moody and Don Airey, featured as a guest on countless albums and has also recently completed
a sold out tour with a symphony orchestra throughout Eastern Europe with himself, Dan McCafferty from Nazareth
and John Lawton from Uriah Heep.
 
He has also just finished a Japanese tour to sell out crowds with his solo band supporting Michael Schenker's
Temple Of Rock, featuring Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz from Scorpions and Doogie White. Graham has
gotten up each night to perform songs from the MSG album he recorded Assault Attack.
Do Not Miss This Night Of Hard Rock Glory!
 
Graham will be playing all his hits from Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz and many many more.
A limited amount of VIP meet and greet tickets will be available,
these will include a private acoustic performance, something to truly remember.
 
TOUR DATES
Wed, April 6: Amplifier, Perth
Thurs, April 7: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, April 8: The Prince, Melbourne
Sat, April 9: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney
Sun, April 10: The Basement, Sydney
Wed, April 13: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri, April 15: Kings Arms, Auckland NZ
Sat, April 16: Bodegas, Wellington NZ
 
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 20 via www.hardlinemedia.net
Official Event Page: facebook.com/events/514549908712558
Watch the Official Tour Video: http://bit.ly/1VPqvaT
 
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Thu
01
Oct

THE ROCK PACK To Debut in Florida November 19

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Music Legends Unite!
The Rock Pack Feat. Mickey Thomas of STARSHIP, Bobby Kimball original lead singer of TOTO, Steve Walsh formerly of KANSAS, Robin Zander of CHEAP TRICK, Fee Waybill of THE TUBES, and John Payne formerly of ASIA!
 
The Rock Pack To Perform At The Germain Arena, Ft Myers, FL. Nov 19, 2015
 
Fort Myers, FL -  November 19th sees the arrival of THE ROCK PACK at The Germain Arena, Ft. Myers, FL.
 
John Payne, former ASIA lead vocalist and co-creator of the #1 Vegas musical Raiding the Rock Vault, has created a unique new event. THE ROCK PACK concert is an incredible 80s rock extravaganza featuring the vocalists and the hits from six major classic rock bands.
 
The cast of stellar star singers includes Mickey Thomas of STARSHIP, Bobby Kimball original lead singer of TOTO, Steve Walsh formerly of KANSAS, Robin Zander of CHEAP TRICK, Fee Waybill of THE TUBES, and John Payne formerly of ASIA.  
 
This stunning show features the classic hit songs sung by the original singers; Dust in the Wind, I Want You to Want Me, We Built This City, Africa, Surrender, Beauty, The Flame, Rosanna, White Punks on Dope, Carry on My Wayward Son, Dream Police, Hold the Line, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now and more.
 
Ringmaster Payne also extracts interesting stories from the cast of classic rock artists as well as pertinent visuals on huge screens. Throughout the show he sings the ASIA classics Heat Of The Moment, Only Time Will Tell, Sole Survivor, and Time Again.
 
Prepare yourself for an unprecedented evening of superlative music, enthralling stories and visuals.
 
THE ROCK PACK, Presented by KDIM Entertainment as part of The Classic Rock Series.
 
Who: The Rock Pack
When: November 19, 2015
Where: Germain Arena, Ft. Myers, FL
 
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Mon
21
Sep

Riki Rachtman: No Chance of Headbangers Ball Being Resurrected


The Metal Voice (https://www.facebook.com/themetalvoice) was at this years Cathouse Live Festival celebrating 80's Hair Metal. Neil Turbin (Deathriders Ex Anthrax) reporting, caught up with the former host of the Headbangers ball and organizer of the festival Riki Rachtman. Turbin also spoke to 1980’s hair metal bands Autograph, Enuff Z Nuff and drum wiz Bobby Jarzombek from the Sebastian Bach band (Halford, and Fates Warning).

The Cathouse was a famous Rock club in Hollywood in the 1980’s managed and owned by Riki Rachtman where many famous bands like Guns and Roses, Motley Crue etc..broke ground. It was the cool place to be, now turned into a festival.

On why Riki Rachtman decided to put on the Cathouse Festival “When I set this thing up I just wanted everyone to have fun and everyone is having fun.”

On plans to branch out and do more Cathouse festivals “Everybody is asking me. LiveNation is already saying they want to do one next year, Next year is the 30 year anniversary of the Cathouse so I am not really sure what I got planned but I’m gonna do something fun.”

Asked if Riki Rachtman has ever tried to bring back Headbangers Ball “It’s not gonna happen. I tried, I told them I would do it for free, they never even returned my calls.”

On Autograph’s new album and tour “We have been touring for a year and a half. We have recorded two new songs and just recorded two more.  We did a live recordings for ‘Turn up the Radio’. We are going to have an E.P. with the four new songs and ‘Turn up the radio’.” Steve Lynch

Asking Chip Z Nuff on his Cathouse memories “I remember Guns and Roses sets, Jet boy I might have played there a couple of times. No Big stories just a great rock club that bands would frequent, eventually a few of them made it.”

Asking Bobby Zarombek on the status of the new Sebastian Bach album and Fates Warning new records “Sebastian is now starting to work on another record and the label wants him to put something out pretty quick. He’s excited about it. He just mentioned it today. Like come in with your ideas, giving us the go ahead to come up with some cool shit. I have a couple of personal ideas that might work for him and I know everybody in the band does”
‘We are working on a new record (Fates Warning), it’s going to be in 2016 and it’s going to be really cool. All the material is written.”

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