Tour News


SCORPIONS Announce Oz Live Debut

German heavy rock icons, SCORPIONS, will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to Melbourne for their first-ever Australian show.
In 1988, the Hanoverian pioneers were the first Western rock band to play five consecutive sold-out shows in then Soviet Leningrad. Returning the following year to play the Moscow Music Peace festival, Scorpions ultimately conquered Russia, inspiring frontman Klaus Meine to write the track that became a theme song to the Iron Curtain’s final fall: ‘Wind of Change’.
Travelling to Australia for the first time in the 50-year history of the band, Scorpions will play their debut Australian show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday October 18.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from midday Tuesday, July 26 until midday Thursday, July 28. For more information on how to purchase, visit:
Tickets for this special event will go on sale at 10am Friday, July 29. 
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NIKOLO KOTZEV Brings Nostadamus To Life - Live in Bulgaria


Fifteen years after the "Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus" CD release, the author Nikolo Kotzev is staging a World premiere of the work in his home country Bulgaria. The anniversary coincides also with the 450th anniversary of the death of the French prophet Michel de Nostradamus.
The world premiere of the work will be on November 18th and 19th, 2016 in the hall of the State Opera - Rousse, Bulgaria, in conjunction with Maestro Nayden Todorov. The rock opera Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus was released on double CD in 2001 and reaped glowing reviews in the international press. The album sold over 50,000 copies on several continents.
Between the original participants were names like Glenn Hughes, Joe Lynn Turner, Alannah Myles, Doogie White, Jorn Lande and Goran Edman. The rhythm section was taken care of by musicians from Europe - Ian Haugland, Mic Michaeli and John Leven.
Bulgarian audience will have the unique opportunity to attend the premiere of a work, which some critics called "a milestone in the genre."
Cast or characters:

Alexander Atanasov (Bulgaria) - Nostradamus
Stars Keremidchiev (Bulgaria) - Inquisitor
Amalia Nenova (Bulgaria) - Anne Gemelle
Bjorn Lodin (Sweden)  - Storyteller
Thomas Vikstrom (Sweden)  - Soldier / Ghost
Mehmet Kaya (Turkey)  - King Henry II
Blanca Nizic (Sweden)  - Catherine De Medici
The actor Nencho Balabanov will be a narrator.
Nikolo's rock band KIKIMORA will be onstage too, including two guest musicians:
Nikolo Kotzev - guitars
Plamen Chepanov - guitars
Anthony Georgiev - keyboards
Radoslav Todorov - keyboards
Nikolay Todorov - drums
Nikolai Tsvetkov - bass

The State Opera - Rousse will contribute with orchestra, choir, ballet, choreography, costumes and more.
Director of the play will be Orlin Dyakov, conductor - Nayden Todorov, scenographer - Ivan Ivanov - Johani and musical director will be Nikolo Kotzev.

Promoter of the event is the Foundation Beehive.
Future news for the premiere will be published on the official Facebook page of the project:

ROCKINGHAM 2016 On Sale Now

Press Release: "Hey we're back, I heard you missed us? A different venue, less bands but no dip in quality is what Rockingham is offering this year. After last year’s successful weekend, plans were put in motion to deliver more of the same AOR goodness as organizer, Dave Herron, explains, “Following on from the incredible feedback from our 2015 event we have decided to make Rockingham a more permanent part of the UK festival scene.”
It’s all set to take place over the weekend of the 21st to 23rd of October, at Nottingham’s Trent University – a mere stones throw from last year’s venue.
With the likes of Trixter, Steelheart and Kevin Chalfant headlining over the three days, a stellar line up has been added to augment an already impressive top of the bill. 
At least five of these acts have never played in the UK before, with the likes of Lionheart and Lee Aaron having never set foot on a UK stage since the eighties. 
With the new blood being ably represented by the likes of Art Nation, Blood Red Saints, Angels Or Kings and Stone Broken, Rockingham is covering all the bases. 
This promises to be a wonderful weekend of AOR
Kevin Chalfant
So where do you start with Mr. Chalfant? That he should have got the job in Journey, possibly. Or that he recorded one of the finest AOR albums of the nineties with the Storm, maybe. Perhaps we should just say that he possesses one of the finest AOR voices to ever grace the genre, so you can expect a set stuffed to the brim with quality moments from a distinguished career.
Jean Beauvoir
Now here's a man that could possibly be one of the coolest to ever strap on a guitar. His tenure with Crown Of Thorns is legendary, their debut being one of the finest albums he's appeared on. Having worked with Kiss, The Plasmatics and Little Steven amongst many others, he's guaranteed to get everybody on their feet. Are you ready?
Blood Red Saints
Having delivered one of the finest debuts of last year, Blood Red Saints will need no introduction. Gigs with the likes of Romeo's Daughter and Hand Of Dimes have shown them to be capable of delivering live what they put down in the studio. With a collective pool of talent that has seen them appear with the likes of Sam Thunder, Angels Or Kings, Gary Hughes, In Faith , The Shock, Lost Weekend and Newman, the Saints are the pride of the U.K.
The Poodles
Canine capers from Jakob Samuel and company is always a good way to spend your afternoon. Over the years they've produced several quality moments, garnering plaudits from far and wide. This is Scandinavian AOR at its most bombastic and fierce, so bring a muzzle as this dog bites.
Art Nation
Formed from the ashes of Diamond Dawn, Art Nation released one of the finest albums from last year, which saw critics liken them to a junior version of H.E.A.T. It's not gone unnoticed as Music giants Gain have recently snapped them up for a lucrative deal. So expect a highly charged set of fist pumping, anthemic AOR.
This was a shock addition to the bill, but a very welcome one. Having dispensed one of the finest UK pomp rock albums of the eighties, Lionheart toured with the likes of Def Leppard to rave reviews. Their brand of AOR is laced with luscious harmonies, biting guitars and surging keyboards. With ex Iron Maiden alumni, Derek Stratton, at the helm, the results should be breathtaking.
The Defiants
Let's cut to the chase here, the Defiants have made one of the best albums of this year pure and simple. Then again what did you expect from people that have plied their trade in Danger Danger, a band that are not shy of a hook or three. Between them, Bruno Ravel, Rob Marcello and Paul Laine have knocked it out of the park. Their recent performance in Milan is spoken of in hushed, revered tones, a true 'I was there moment'. Theirs is the sound of the eighties, amplified and cranked to eleven. Party on, dudes.
Next to the Defiants, Trixter are another band born out of the eighties hair metal boom. Their brace of albums were lauded from far and wide, giving them gold records and stateside tours with the likes of Stryper and Kiss. Having reunited in 2008, they've since released two new albums, playing several prestigious gigs along the way. Another band that tore Milan apart, they're guaranteed to give it to you good.
Crazy Lixx
Bringing the Glam to Rockingham, Crazy Lixx will be riding into town on the back of several well received albums. This year’s live album is the perfect starting point to help you understand what the Lixx are all about. They'll push the button marked instant party, so get ready for these Revlon rebels to bring the mascara mayhem.
Stone Broken
A hot hard rock band from Walsall, surely some mistake? Nope, Stone Broken has gifted the world a hard hitting debut that has seen the plaudits arriving their way by the truckload. For most they'll be an unknown quantity, but after this weekend they've the potential to be everybody's favourite new band.
From The Fire
After a fabulous sophomore album, albeit twenty years later, and a wonderful debut UK performance in the same year, From The Fire were once again the band on all AORsters lips. Led by the core trio of J.D. Kelly, Tommy Lafferty and Michael Sciotto, From The Fire are an old school AOR fans wet dream. They were a little ring rusty last time out in the UK, this time they'll return like champion prize fighters.
Lee Aaron
The Metal Queen back in the UK for the first time since the eighties is enough to make you dust of those old red spandex pants in honour of the fact. The Canadian chanteuse will stir the loins of every red blooded male, and female, with a rollicking dose of maple leaf mayhem. An award winning artist, Aaron is another coup for Rockingham.
Alessandro Del Vecchio Band
The little man with the big voice, Alessandro Del Vecchio should be no stranger to AOR fans the world over. He's appeared with the likes of Jim Peterik, Mitch Malloy and Axe amongst many others. With Nigel Bailey helping out, this could be one of the surprise packages of the weekend.
Angels Or Kings
Born in the eighties, this critically acclaimed UK AOR band were resurrected in the new millennium, releasing an album that generated rave reviews the world over. Currently preparing their sophomore release, the Kings will be one of the most eagerly anticipated bands of the weekend.
Fronted by Miljenko Matijevic, Steelheart were MTV darlings, an admittedly brief tenure with the media giant, before Grunge swept all before it. Releasing a brace of albums at the peak of their popularity, they were a chart bothering behemoth whose candle was snuffed out all too early. Sporadic activity over the years has seen Matjevic as the sole remaining member. These boys have set the excitement factor to eleven, so get ready to stand up and shout.
A bucket list moment for an awful lot of AORsters, this promises to be an unmissable set. With Richard Fortune, Larry Greene and Mick Fortune on board, you can expect their debut album to be played in almost its entirety. Don't be surprised if the roof is lifted when the likes of "Dearborn Station" and "Thrill Of It All" are played, this promises to be a keyboard fans dream gig.
Martina Edoff
Returning to the UK for the second time this year, Martina Edoff's brand of highly energized hard rock will set the afternoon alight. With a band that includes members of Skintrade, Last Autumn’s Dream and H.E.A.T, they've the pedigree to make sure a blistering set of hard rock is on the menu.
Returning after his show stealing performance at the inaugural Rockingham festival, Robby Valentine is sure to be one of the most grandiose sets of the entire weekend. The pomp factor will be high and the keyboard quota off the scale, making this a symphonic delight for all in attendance.
I think you’ll all agree that Rockingham Festivals AOR credentials have been fully endorsed by having such an array of talent on show. Fans and ticket buyers would also be wise to watch out for announcements of official pre and after shows in the coming months via the festivals Facebook page. 

FrontiersMetalFest 2016 - PRIMAL FEAR, DGM, VANDEN PLAS



Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the first edition of the Frontiers Metal Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 30th at the LIVE MUSIC CLUB in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milan), Italy.
After the success of the first three editions of the Frontiers Rock Festival, the Italy based label decided to create a spin-off event to highlight the incredible talent of the heavier bands on the roster. The bill is made up of seven international and Italy based bands, all of whom will please fans of the power and progressive metal genres.
TRICK OR TREAT will kick off the festival, playing songs from their awesome new record, “Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2,” which will be released on July 8th. Spanish metallers Lords Of Black, featuring new Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero Official Site, will follow with their exciting mixture of classic heavy metal combined with power and prog metal. From there, DGM, an Italian band, who will release their highly anticipated eighth album, “The Passage” on August 26th, will take the stage and show of their incredible progressive metal stylings.
With no rest for the wicked, Italian symphonic metallers Secret Sphere will take the stage, spearheaded by the fabulous singer Michele Luppi, now keyboardist and background singer in Whitesnake. The Festival will continue on with a theatrical approach – Prog and Symphonic – from the magnificent German band Vanden Plas Official. Their live return to Italy is certainly one of the most anticipated events of the day.
The two headliners will be: Labyrinth – a new Frontiers signing, recently finalized – one of the most successful Italian metal bands of all time, which will see the return of singer Roberto Tiranti to the line-up, who will offer a live rendition of their classic masterpiece “Return to Heaven Denied” from start to finish, in addition to some of the most acclaimed songs from their storied catalog. The last slot of the evening could not have been left to anyone else other than Germany's mighty Primal Fear, one of the most successful metal bands around, fresh off the successful, chartbusting album “Unbreakable,” which charted in their home country of Germany, as well as in the United States and many other countries around the world.
Doors will open at 14.00 hrs. Early bird tickets, available until June 30th, will cost 31.00 EURO. Then the price will go up to 35.00 EURO until the day of the Festival. Tickets purchased on the show day will cost 39.00 EURO.
Metalheads all over Europe – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!

JOE LYNN TURNER Takes On Bulgaria

Legendary Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Ex-Rainbow, Deep Purple) to Perform at Major Festivals in Bulgaria
Joe Lynn Turner continues to be a beloved musical force in Bulgaria. Having made many appearances at major
events and on television, including The “X Factor,” he is looking forward to returning to Bulgaria this summer. July 17,
he will play the Art is: charity event in Montana and on July 18, he will travel to Troyan for the Rock Academy
Turner has always been committed to helping out many charitable organizations. He is especially passionate about
the National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings, the foundation that will benefit from the 5th
Anniversary of the Art is festival. This organization is dedicated to the cause of combatting the sale of
children/women in the region and all over the world. Turner is devoted to helping this cause as he believes that such
criminal activity is unacceptable and is absolutely contrary to human rights. He wants to bring awareness to this cause
with the hope that more young people will learn how to protect themselves from such criminal attempts. The theme
for the Art is: festival will be, The Children of Montana together on the stage with Joe Lynn Turner.
This free event is organized by Nelian Nikolova. The show starts at 6pm, July 17, at the Main Square of Montana-
Jeravica Stage. Turner’s performance begins at 9pm.
National Commission for Combating Traffic of Human Beings:
Municipality of Montana:
Troyan is located in northern Bulgaria in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, founded as an ancient Thracian
settlement in the road that connects South Bulgaria with North Bulgaria. The Troyan region is a preferred destination
for those interested in hot springs and is also the access point to the Central Balkan National Park, where there are
many hiking trails.. The Rock Academy event takes place at 8:30pm, July 18, in the Main Square.
Turner always cherishes his time in Bulgaria. He says, I can’t even tell you how many times that I have been here.
The people are amazing, they love rock’n’roll, they are passionate. They are great people in their soul, they are
wonderful! I am so thankful for the people of Bulgaria and the opportunity to perform here.
Joe Lynn Turner “Biography-in Brief”:
In a career spans over 70 album credits, Turner (JLT) is best remembered for his work with Ritchie Blackmore in
Rainbow and Deep Purple. When Blackmore decided to focus on expanding Rainbow's audience, he employed JLT.
Turner's talent for writing radio-friendly rock hits, combined with his stage appeal, vocal range and ability to sing a
variety of songs, helped catapult Rainbow to a higher level of commercial success. In the late 80s, he revived the
career of another guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen. In 1990, he reunited with Blackmore and joined Deep Purple.
Fans continue to demand to hear his distinctive, soulful, bluesy rock voice and he’s never stopped writing, recording
or performing. His discography features over ten solo CDs and a bevy of lead vocal work on several other projects.
Turner has toured, recorded and performed with a diverse array of artists including Billy Joel, Cher, ACDC's Brian
Johnson, Mick Jones (Foreigner), Michael Bolton, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and more.
His latest CD release is SUNSTORM “Edge of Tomorrow.” SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic
rock project, something that came about for the first time in 2006 when Frontiers Records’ president Serafino
Perugino, wanted to dig up some unreleased gems that Turner wrote during the late '80s and early '90s. He recently
traveled to Vikos Gorge in northern Greece to film a spectacular video for the title track from the new CD.
Joe Lynn Turner on The X Factor:
Joe Lynn Turner's Official Website:
Joe Lynn Turner’s “Edge of Tomorrow” video:
Official Bulgarian Fan Tribute Site:



Stockholm Rocks 2016 - July Event To Feature REACH, JOE LYNN TURNER, DYNAZTY


Stockholm Rocks again - new event already in July 2016 - Friday 22 and Saturday 23;

With four Stockholm Rocks events completed and the steady growth of interest we have decided to host a 5th edition in the middle of summer ' Stockholm Rocks Summerfest on July 22nd-23rd. We are picking up where V'sby Rocks unfortunately had to call it a day. So, the artists are in the same vein, melodic rock, but maybe a bit more towards the heavier side. We also would like to promote young bands who are bringing the tradition into the future, but of course also celebrate some household great musicians who has been making ear candy for the last 30-or-so years. We are proud to present:

Joe Lynn Turner, legendary singer with a past in Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple but not to miss his own material ' a new album was released in May ' check out Sunstorm

Santa Cruz, four young Finnish rockers with attitude and loads of guitar. They recently toured UK and now they have been in the US since April. A new single was released the other day

Erik Gronwall, the voice of H.E.A.T, will be making a special appearance and playing an acoustic gig together with band colleague Jonah T. The set will consist of H.E.A.T material and his rock favourites

Iron Savior, German power metallers who has been giving us a good headbanging with 10 albums for the last 20 years. Loads of guitar and a steady beat ' the latest album Titancraft is reaching the stores this week

Dynazty, introduced to the Swedish audience at a local Eurovision event making a metal version of a winner. With their 5th album they have moved on and bring us melodic metal ' Titanic Mass

Reach, had already getting attention with making a rock cover of Avicii's hit 'Wake me up'. Then Ludvig Turner brought rock into the Swedish Idol contest, recorded their debut album and played 30 gigs in UK and throughout Europe last year. With hooks from the 80's mixed with youthful energy they want to 'Reach out to Rock' even further now

Hysterica, four young ladies who put a lot of effort into making their shows a musical and visual experience. Two albums and an EP full of heavy metal they will kick some ass - and with the latest single 'Ease my mind' they also show a soft side ' but only a little

More information and ticket links can be found at:

MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Final Call For Tickets (May 13-14)

Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
This week is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets in advance. If you want to receive tickets in the mail before the event, please ORDER NOW!
Door sales will be open for all on both days from the start of each day for those that don’t have pre-ordered tickets.
There are limited VIP tickets available. The perks are numerous, but the best part is an exclusive acoustic ERIK GRONWALL performance and the chance to spend the weekend hanging with the bands in the VIP Green Room.
All artists appearing will be in attendance most of the weekend!
MERCH – there is an exclusive MRFAU Event Shirt that will be available in two different colours plus in Long Sleeve also.
All current and new MelodicRock Records titles will be available!
Titles include: July Reign (with Carsten Schulz); Constancia (Special Edition); Royal Mess (Special Edition); The Radio Sun (Special Edition); Serpentine Sky (Special Edition); Amboaje; Vindictiv (Special Edition); Room Experience; Xtasy; ShowBiz; Street Talk (3x re-issues) and more… the MRCD Compilations (Vol 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
AND the worldwide exclusive release of PJ Farley’s solo debut Boutique Sound Frames!
May 13 & 14, 2016
Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda
Set Times:
Friday May 13:
VIP Ticket Holders – Soundcheck / Meet & Greet - 2.00pm
VIP Ticket Holders – Erik Gronwall (unplugged) - 3.00
3.30 - 5.00 (TBA)
The Radio Sun (unplugged) 5.00 - 5.30
Paul Laine (unplugged) 5.45 - 6.25
Black Majesty (unplugged) 6.40 - 7.20
Tonk 7.45 - 8.45
Vanishing Point 9.00 - 10.00
Sisters Doll 10.20 - 11.30
Saturday May 14:
Doors: 1.00
Teargas 2.00 - 2.30
Serpentine Sky 2.45 - 3.30
The Radio Sun 3.45 - 4.45
White Widdow 5.00 - 6.00
BB Steal 6.30 - 7.40
Erik Gronwall 8.00 - 9.00
Paul Laine 9.15 - 10.30
Eclipse 10.45 –
Tickets & Artist Information:
Friday May 13 - $35
Saturday May 14 - $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 Erik Gronwall!
(All prices include GST)



GLENN HUGHES & ROBIN ZANDER Front Adopt The Arts Benefit


ADOPT THE ARTS will launch a live benefit concert and live auction for LAUSD elementary schools on Thursday, May 12 at The Fonda Theatre (6126 Hollywood Boulevard) in Los Angeles (red carpet 6:00-7:15PM, show starts: 7:30PM). Music luminaries will gather to perform with and honor 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple) and ROBIN ZANDER (Cheap Trick) for their contributions to American art and culture.
"I'm extremely honored to be accepting an award from such an admirable charity, Adopt the Arts," explains GLENN HUGHES. "Matt Sorum has gone to great lengths to help create a program for children to have musical instruments in their lives and in turn to provide love and harmony in our lives. I'm humbled and grateful. See you at the event at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, May 12. I'm really looking forward to performing for you all, let's make it a magical night."
"All of my career I've been involved in promoting the arts in elementary schools and I'm proud to be part of Adopt the Arts Honors," adds ROBIN ZANDER. My thanks  goes out to the foundation and I hope that fans everywhere will come and join us for a successful evening of fun, music and fundraising. See you there."
Artists confirmed to perform include ADOPT THE ARTS founder MATT SORUM (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Hollywood Vampires) along with GEEZER BUTLER (Black Sabbath), STEVE JONES (Sex Pistols),  COREY TAYLOR (Slipknot), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N' Roses), BILLY DUFFY (The Cult), DEAN DELEO & ROBERT DELEO (Stone Temple Pilots), STEVE LUKATHER (Toto), CHAD SMITH (Red Hot Chili Peppers), FRANKY PEREZ (Apocalyptica), STEVIE SALAS (Mick Jagger), PAUL III (Tina Turner, Disreputable Few), DAMON FOX (Big Elf and The Cult,) and DJ MORTY COYLE.

Comedian HAL SPARKS will also be a part of the night's festivities, as well as a live auction will feature multiple items from: 

JOHN VARVATOS (fashion designer)
LAGUNA MONTAGE HOTEL (weekend package)
GENE KIRKLAND (rock photographer)

Proceeds from the concert and auction will be donated to ADOPT THE ARTS music programs in LAUSD elementary schools (see VIP ticket/donation below). Tickets are on-sale now at

ADOPT THE ARTS: Benefit Concert and Auction:

(6126 Hollywood Boulevard)

Media check-in, set up on red carpet.
Red carpet begins
 in front of The Fonda Theatre.

Red carpet ends.
 concert begins.
 ( Los Angeles-based charity co-founded by musician Matt Sorum and activist Abby Berman, and actively supported by artists like actress Jane Lynch (founding board member)--works to preserve arts programs in U.S. public schools.  To raise awareness, ADOPT THE ARTS honors individuals who've had a long-lasting impact on music culture and who inspire young musicians to follow in their footsteps. The ADOPT THE ARTS advisory board includes: SLASH, JOHN STAMOS, BILLY BOB THORTON, STEVE STEVENS, JULIETTE LEWIS, DANNY MASTERSON, SHEPARD FAIREY, ADRIAN YOUNG and GINA GERSHON.
According to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), there are still not enough teachers, equipment or instruments for every child to receive an arts education of any kind.  As in many school districts around the country, LAUSD has been slowly eroding its commitment to arts education, reducing the budget incrementally.  The LAUSD district also estimates that 80% of its student body is living at or below the poverty line, which means the vast majority of these elementary school children will not have access to the arts outside of school.
"Adopt the Arts was born out of the frustration for my own children losing education in the arts," explains ADOPT THE ARTS co-founder Abby Berman. "When the system is failing, we have to take action.  With influential people like my co-founder Matt Sorum adopting schools, we can preserve this valuable component to childhood development, which is also known to boost test scores.  Because Federal and State funding is falling short, the responsibility is upon us as concerned parents and citizens to ensure we're raising a new generation of healthy and well-rounded individuals."
ADOPT THE ARTS Chair and Co-founder Matt Sorum adds, "We're starting in our own backyard here in Los Angeles, and we'll continue to adopt schools across the nation.  We believe that music and art are universal and necessary languages that unite us all, regardless of our backgrounds."
Ticket prices for the ADOPT THE ARTS event are below and all donations are tax deductible:
1)   General: $40 (standing room only)
2)   General: $75 (seated)
3)   VIP Tickets: $275, VIP Table for 10: $2,500
4)   Meet and Greet VIP Tickets: $500
5)   Meet and Greet VIP Table for 10: $4,500

Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased at and


QUEENSRYCHE Announce 2016 Australian Tour


American Progressive Metal Legends, QUEENSRYCHE return to Australia for their first tour in nearly a decade thanks to Tombowler + Metropolis Touring + David Roy Williams
Having sold over 30 million albums around the world over the course of their storied 30-plus-year career, QUEENSRYCHE triumphant legacy of progressive metal classics is one of the most celebrated in hard rock and heavy metal and the band's revitalised line up has consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.
QUEENSRYCHE's critically acclaimed new offering, 'Condition H'man", sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is his sophomore album with the band, cementing his status as the only frontman with the pipes and presentation to front a QUEENSRYCHE that delivers the high octane metal swagger fans have been longing for.
QUEENSRYCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 and very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With 'The Warning' in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of 'Rage For Order' QUEENSRYCHE continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album 'Operation:Mindcrime', which would go on to become one of the best selling concept records of all time, setting the stage for sold out performances across the globe. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "Viewer's Choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". Since recruiting singer Todd LaTorre in 2012, the band has gone on to release two acclaimed 'comeback' albums and perform hundreds of shows featuring crowd pleasing setlists of fan favourite anthems and old school classics - many of which have not been performed live since the 1980s!
QUEENSRYCHE have built a dedicated legion of fans through relentless global touring. In recent years, the fully revitalized QUEENSRYCHE is in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence that demands to be seen live in concert. Having recently completed a stadium tour of the USA with the Scorpions, the band is in outstanding form as they prepare for their Australian tour!
Get ready for a set of QUEENSRYCHE classics performed with power, passion and precision like never before!
'the La Torre fronted version of the band is all too happy to give the crowd what they want - a set consisting almost entirely of the band's prime-era material.' -
'There is no question that LaTorre stole the show with his impeccable singing and screams.' ' 
'Everything about the show was excellent, the tone, tempo, pacing, track sequence, all of it was done very well by these profession veterans.' -
'The set-list was fantastic for an old-school QR fan like myself.' -
Queensryche Australian Tour Dates:

Tuesday 11th October - BRISBANE, The Triffid
Thursday 13th October - ADELAIDE, Fowlers Live
Friday 14th October - MELBOURNE, Prince Bandroom
Saturday 15th October - SYDNEY, Manning Bar
Pre-Sale: 28th April 9:00am - 1st May 5:00pm
GA Sale: 2nd May 9:00am



VINCE NEIL, TOM KIEFER, BUCKCHERRY, RATT, LOVERBOY to Headline Rockin’ the Rivers 2016

This summer the heat will be cranked up under the big skies of Montana as Rockin’ the Rivers marks its 16th year as one of America’s premier 3-day Rock Music Festivals.
Rockin’ the Rivers, taking place August 12th – 14th at The Bridge, near Three Forks Montana, will feature legendary vocalist Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue, alongside more than 30 bands on 2 stages.
Other top acts joining Neil at this year’s festival include Cinderella’s Tom Kiefer, Buckcherry, Ratt, Loverboy, Survivor, Firehouse, Steelheart, Royal Bliss, Heart by Heart and many more.
Held annually on the site known as “The Bridge”, Rockin’ the Rivers attendees get the full festival experience with the availability of onsite camping, a vendor midway featuring food trucks, merchandise and multiple bars.
The free Thursday night pre-party, held under the Tito’s Vodka Music Tent, offers attendees the opportunity to start the festival a day early with headliners Bobaflex sharing the stage with Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) and classic rockers Blue Tattoo.
Ticket packages and camping are available for General Admission and VIP purchase starting at $145 for a 3-day GA ticket.
For full details on the Rockin’ the Rivers lineup and tickets, visit or call the Butte Civic Center box office at (888) 555-8989
Thursday, August 11: Bobaflex, Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) and Blue Tattoo.
Friday, August 12: Vince Neil, Tom Kiefer, Firehouse, Steelheart, Black Powder County, Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute), Nova Rex, Metal Steel, Mabel’s Rage and Shades of Blue.
Saturday, August 13: Buckcherry, Ratt, Royal Bliss, Windowpane, The Nixon Rodeo, Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute), Dellacoma, Sixteen Penny, Voodoo Cadillac and Mighty Flix.
Sunday, August 14: Loverboy, Survivor, Heart by Heart, Hotel California (Eagles tribute), Jerry Joseph and the Jack Mormons, Jared Stewart, The Max, Groove Wax and Exit 88.

MELODICROCKFEST Australia - Set Times (May 13-14)

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May 13 & 14, 2016
Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St. Kilda
Set Times:
Friday May 13:
VIP Ticket Holders – Soundcheck / Meet & Greet - 2.00pm
VIP Ticket Holders – Erik Gronwall (unplugged) - 3.00
3.30 - 5.00 (TBA)
The Radio Sun (unplugged) 5.00 - 5.30
Paul Laine (unplugged) 5.45 - 6.25
Black Majesty (unplugged) 6.40 - 7.20
Tonk 7.45 - 8.45
Vanishing Point 9.00 - 10.00
Sisters Doll 10.20 - 11.30
Saturday May 14:
Doors: 1.00
Teargas 2.00 - 2.30
Serpentine Sky 2.45 - 3.30
The Radio Sun 3.45 - 4.45
White Widdow 5.00 - 6.00
BB Steal 6.30 - 7.40
Erik Gronwall 8.00 - 9.00
Paul Laine 9.15 - 10.30
Eclipse 10.45 –
Tickets & Artist Information:
Friday May 13 - $35
Saturday May 14 - $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 Erik Gronwall!
(All prices include GST)



FRONTIERS ROCK FEST 3 Drive She Said add Guest FIONA

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Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce that US singer FIONA will be guesting with DRIVE, SHE SAID in their live appearance at the forthcoming show at the Frontiers Rock Festival to be held at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 23!
Fiona released four albums on Atlantic and Geffen Records from 1985 to 1992, before making her come back in 2011 with the independently released album 'Unbroken'.
Fiona says:  "I am so excited to be singing  the duet from the new Drive She Said CD at the Frontiers  Rock Festival in Milan on Saturday, April 23.  I am also going to the Friday night VIP Party hosted by Kip Winger so if there are any friends or fans hanging out please say hello! It's going to be an amazing weekend of music. I can't wait"
Mark Mangold says: 'Drive She Said is so excited to be inviting Fiona to come up and sing with us!'
Other guests performing with Drive, She Said will be Terry Brock and swedish singer Vivi Lundstroem.
The band's performing line up will see ' besides Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch ' also the following musicians: Jon Bivona (Trans Siberian Orchestra) and Tommy Denander (Radioactive, Legends of Rock) on guitars, Greg Smith (Rainbow, Ted Nugent) on bass, Peter Yttergren (Legends of Rock, Bobby Kimball etc.) on drums.
You can enjoy the invitation from Mark and Al to take part to the Festival following this link:

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

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   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                                
Wed 27th             Glasgow                              Royal Concert Hall                         
Fri    29th               Newcastle                          City Hall                                              
Sat   30th               Manchester                      Apollo                                                 
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
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  Showtime is 7.30pm.  Tickets and VIP upgrades are also available from


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
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.
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

MAGNUM Issue New Tour Trailer Video

Friday, February 26, 2016

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

Tony Clarkin
- guitars
Bob Catley - vocals
Mark Stanway - keyboards
Al Barrow - bass
Harry James - drums

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

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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  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 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,, 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:
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
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
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:



Multi-Platinum Rock Band STRYPER Announces 2016 FALLEN Tour

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Friday, November 13, 2015
(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
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.


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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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)
ERIK GRONWALL & JONA TEE (Sweden)(Special Guest)
BB STEAL (Adelaide) (Original lineup!)
WHITE WIDDOW (Melbourne)
THE RADIO SUN (Melbourne)
TEARGAS (Melbourne)
Friday May 13:
SISTERS DOLL (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)
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
Tickets on sale now via (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:
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details:


HARDLINE First European Tour Dates

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


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.

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DEF LEPPARD Lineup 55 North American Dates for 2016

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
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
****Pre-sale and on-sale dates vary by venue click here for more details

MELODICROCKFEST Australia; Mitch Malloy Pulls Out

Release Year: 

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:



After 4 successful events in the USA, Australian website and record label 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, 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 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.
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:
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.
VENUE: Elephant & Wheelbarrow - St. Kilda; Melbourne.
Friday $35
Saturday $65
2-Day Ticket Deal $89
Tickets on sale now via (via Paypal secure links) or CREDIT CARD VIA:
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:
Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact promoter Andrew McNeice for details:



THE WHO Hit 50 and Hit The Road

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 ( 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 (  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  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
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.



DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES Announce Summer 2016 Dates



Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, Feb. 12 at

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 Tickets go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. local time at 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: 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.


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.

RINGO STARR Announces More All Starr Band North American Tour Dates

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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