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Jul

SOTO Take On Europe 'Live In The Vertigo' This September

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SOTO, featuring the legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY) embarking on a Eurpean tour 'Live In The Vertigo' beginning middle of September, in support of the new album 'Inside The Vertigo'. SOTO will be performing selections from JSS classic past. More details on the tour, special guest, support band, will be made available soon.

Upcoming SOTO 'Live In The Vertigo' tour dates:

16.9. Sala Boveda, Barcelona, Spain
17.9. Sala Lemon, Madrid, Spain
18.9. t.b.a., Seville, Spain
19.9. Festival, Alicante, Spain
20.9. Centro Civico Delicias, Zaragoza, Spain
24.9. Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
25.9. Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
26.9. Rock In Park/Legend Club, Milan, Italy

More dates to be announced soon.

Jeff Scott Soto is one of today’s premier rock frontmen and vocalists and a union of hotshot young musicians: Jorge Salan (lead guitar), BJ (keyboards, guitars), David Z (bass) and Edu Cominato (drums), bring you a slamming blend of melody and muscle in some of the freshest power metal to surface in years present. Together they are SOTO.

SOTO recently released a music video for the track “Break”, featured on the new album, Inside The Vertigo. The video, directed by Thiago Kiss, can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ivgSA4V6gf0

www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial
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Fri
26
Jun

JOURNEY Adds NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON As Special Guest On Canadian Tour

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Omar Hakim Tapped to Play Drums for both JOURNEY and NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON

 
NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON has been added as the special guest to JOURNEY’s upcoming Canadian tour, which launches Monday, July 6 in Winnipeg Manitoba with concerts scheduled through August 3 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This tour marks the first time the American rock greats perform a Canada-only tour, including markets in which band has never previously performed such as Penticton; Prince George; and Dawson Creek, British Columbia; and Lethbridge, Alberta. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Tickets are on sale now - visit www.journeymusic.com for complete tour and ticketing information.
 
NEAL "VORTEX" SCHON features Schon on guitar, Omar Hakim on drums, Rachel Z Hakim on keyboards and Jerry Brooks on bass. NEAL “VORTEX” SCHON will perform selections from Schon’s brand new, all-instrumental 2-CD album, Vortex, released June 23 through the Mascot Label Group. The albumfeaturing Neal Schon on guitars and bass, drummer Steve Smith, GRAMMY-winning keyboardist Jan Hammer, and keyboardist Igor Len - utilizes rock as its foundation, and embraces elements of jazz, classical and world music in an 18-track, sonically explosive collection of original compositions.  The music of Vortex came to life at Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios, Schon’s preferred spot for recording since Journey cut the 10-times-platinum number-one album Escape there in 1981.
 
Blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), and lead vocalist Arnel Pineda (who was discovered by Schon), Journey has created some of the best-known songs in rock, such as “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and “Faithfully.”  Neal Schon recruited Omar Hakim to play drums for Journey’s recent Hollywood Bowl Opening Night concert, the band’s July 4th performance in Provo, Utah, and the Canadian tour.
 
The Hollywood Bowl, one of the most iconic concert venues in the world, launched its 94th season with its 2015 Opening Night Concert featuring JOURNEY who performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), on June 20. The Bowl’s opening night is traditionally a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s many education and community programs, which serve more than 150,000 youth, families and teachers every year, and this year it raised a record $1.6 million; the previous best was $1.4 million in 2011.
Following the Hollywood Bowl opener, and Hakim’s debut with Journey, Neal Schon stated, “I'm very happy I was able to bring Omar Hakim in to help us pull together a very elaborate and complex show at the last minute. It was a nearly impossible feat, and tall order for anyone, but with Omar’s musical integrity and talent, we pulled it off and had a blast! Glad to know I've still got the ears and now I'm 2 for 2: first was finding Arnel and now, recruiting Omar Hakim.”
 
Over the years JOURNEY has earned multiple accolades, including 19 Top 40 singles; producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums; and receiving a Diamond certification for its Greatest Hits album, marking U.S. sales in excess of 15 million. In 2011, they drew nearly a million fans to their Eclipse World Tour and was awarded the prestigious "Legend Of Live Award" at the Billboard Touring Awards in honor of their significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live.
 
The group’s seminal anthem - “Don’t Stop Believin’” - is the top-selling digital catalog track inhistory, after being featured in the last scene of the electrifying series finale of HBO's ‘The Sopranos’  and then reaching another level of stratospheric success when it was covered by the cast of FOX's wildly successful series ‘Glee.’  Three decades after its original release, "Don't Stop Believin'” has reached a new generation of young fans welcoming this legendary band as it continues to bring its signature sound of classic hits around the world.
 
The intensely creative guitar giant, Neal Schon, has always had an innate ability to make glorious music. He began playing at age five and was inspired by soul vocalists like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, and blues and jazz guitarists ranging from B.B. King Albert King, and Eric Clapton to Wes Montgomery. When Schon was just 15 years old, Carlos Santana invited him to join his band. Schon’s recording debut was on the classic 1971 album Santana III. He played the solo on the LP’s hit single,“Everybody’s Everything.” Recently Schon  completed the album Santana IV with Carlos Santana, co-writing songs and playing guitar. Additionally, Journey, co-headlined with Santana on Carlos’ recent homecoming concerts in Mexico.
 
JOURNEY’S 2015 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
6-July                         Winnipeg, MB                      MTS Centre
8- July                       Calgary, AB                           Fort Calgary – Stampede Roundup
10-July                       Penticton, BC                       South Okanagan Events Centre
11-July                       Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena
13-July                       Victoria, BC                          Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
15-July                       Prince George, BC               CN Centre
16-July                       Dawson Creek, BC               EnCana Events Centre
18-July                       Edmonton, AB                     Rexall Place
19-July                       Lethbridge, AB                     ENMAX Centre
21-Jul                         Regina, SK                             Brandt Centre
22-Jul                        Saskatoon, SK                      SaskTel Centre
25-Jul                         Hamilton, ON                      FirstOntario Centre
26-Jul                        Kingston, ON                        Rogers K-Rock Centre
28-Jul                        Montréal, QC                        Centre Bell
30-Jul                        Moncton, NB                        Moncton Coliseum
31-Jul                         Dartmouth, NS                    Alderney Landing
2-Aug                         St. John’s, NL                       Mile One Centre
3-Aug                         St. John’s, NL                       Mile One Centre
 
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Tue
23
Jun

Irish Rockers THE ANSWER Kick Off North American Tour Tonight

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Includes Dates With Whitesnake, Headline Shows And Festival Appearances
 
Irish Rockers THE ANSWER have released their new album Raise a Little Hell to critical acclaim via Napalm Records. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK national Rock Chart and also charted in Germany and a number of European territories.  The band has been on the road non-stop in support of the album and is now ready to take over North America again!  Check out a special video message from the band HERE.

Having just completed a successful European run followed THE ANSWER have returned to the USA for their first dates on this side of the pond in over six years.  The Irish Rockers are set to join classic rock icons Whitesnake as they make their way across the states breaking off to play some festivals and their own headline club shows.

Featuring larger-than-life riffs, unforgettable melodies and a return to their raw bluesy roots, Raise A Little Hell presents a collection of hard hitting anthems that point to the spirit of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy.  Raise a Little Hell is available at the Napalm Web Store, Amazon, and iTunes
 
THE ANSWER With Whitesnake:
6/22: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theater 
6/23: San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater
6/25: El Paso, TX @ Socorro Event Center
6/27: Greeley, CO @ Greeley Independence Stampede**
6/30: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
7/1: St. Paul, MN @ Myth*
7/3: Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill AMP
7/5:  Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock 
7/7: Huber Heights, OH @ Music Center @ The Heights
7/8: Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center  
7/9: St. Louis, MO @ ORH*
7/10: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room*
7/11: St. Paul, MN @ Myth
7/12: Chicago, IL @ Reggies*
7/14: Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
7/16: Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/17: Geneva, IL @ Geneva Music Park
7/18: Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza  
7/20: Greensburg, PA @ Palace Theater
7/21: Washington, DC @ DC9*
7/22: New York, NY @ Knitting Factory*
7/24: Green Bay, WI @ Burning Cow Festival**

*Headline Date
**Festival Date
 
For More Info Visit:

www.theanswer.ie
www.facebook.com/theanswerrock
www.napalmrecords.com

 
Fri
19
Jun

DEF LEPPARD'S "Hysteria On The High Seas" Inaugural Fan Cruise On Sale Today

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Def Leppard's inaugural fan cruise, "Hysteria on the High Seas," a unique, four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami next January 21-25, 2016 aboard the MSC Divina, goes on sale today (6/18).
 
One of the greatest rock bands of all time, Def Leppard, will sail with their fans aboard the MSC Divina for the entire cruise, as "Hysteria on the High Seas" visits Grand Bahama Island and the private island paradise of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Two payment plans are available for cabins aboard the full-ship charter, which are priced starting at $899 USDper person for double-occupancy cabins, and $600 USD per person for quad rooms (government fees, taxes, and gratuities not included). For booking and more information, visit: DefLeppardCruise.com
 
This exclusive cruise is a fantasy camp for enthusiasts of Def Leppard, with non-stop entertainment, activities and fun. While this cruise is about all things Def Leppard, the "Hysteria" continues with some of the great names from the 80's and beyond, with an initial lineup that includes: Tom Keifer; Last in Line; Eric Martin (Mr. Big); Ritchie Kotzen; Kip Winger; Eddie Trunk and Luc Carl with more to come.  In addition, passengers sailing aboard the cruise will received complimentary admission to an exclusive pre-cruise event on Wednesday, January 20 in Miami, FL, featuring special guest artists and more (details TBA).
 
Def Leppard's "Hysteria On The Seas" fan cruise will include:
  • Complimentary admission to the Def Leppard Cruise Pre-Partyon January 20 (Details TBA)
  • Stops at two exciting ports of call, Grand Bahama Island and private island oasis, Half Moon Cay.
  • Def Leppard Theater Performance
  • Def Leppard "Storytellers" Performance and Q&A
  • Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell in Last in Line Performance
  • Eddie Trunk's "Def Leppard, Behind the Music"
  • Daily performances from support artists on four stages throughout the ship
  • Support Artist "Storyteller" Performances
  • Support Artist Meet & Greets/Photo Ops, Jams and Q&A Sessions
  • Special Events, Theme Nights and much more
  • Additional Def Leppard events to be announced
About Def Leppard:
Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)--continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past thirty years the band's epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. For more information visit: defleppard.com, or connect on Facebook and Twitter.  
 
Fri
12
Jun

DEATHDEALER Announce European Tour This Summer

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Although the forthcoming sophomore release from DeathDealer, 'Hallowed Ground,' won't be arriving until September 11th (via SMG Records), the band - led by ex-Manowar/Dictators guitarist Ross the Boss - will be hitting the road this summer, with a string of Euro dates. 

"I cannot wait to hit the stage again and reconnect with all our friends in Europe," says Ross. "HAIL AND KILL!!"

Also, available at these shows (which runs from July 16th through August 2nd) will be a "DeathDealer Limited Edition Metal Tour Package," which will contain the following items (housed in a custom printed tin container):
-- 'Warmaster CD' 
-- Limited Edition T-Shirt (L, XL)
-- Patch 
-- Download card with (3) new DeathDealer songs from the forthcoming 'Hallowed Ground' album (the tracks "Break the Silence," "Plan of Attack,” and "The Anthem")
The 13-track CD was mixed and mastered by Stu Marshall at Frontier Studios in Sydney, Australia, and contains massively epic orchestrations, speed metal anthems, and sing along headbangers, as well. 

The band - which in addition to Ross is comprised of Sean Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann), Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Empires of Eden), Steve Bolognese (Into Eternity), and Mike Davis (Halford, Lizzy Borden) - is fresh off of the Metal All Stars arena tour, and are primed to rock the world with a killer new album and kickass stage show. Get ready to rock! 

TOUR DATES:
Thursday, July 16th      Waregem, Belgium     Gasolina Rock and Metal Cafe               
Friday, July 17th           Tilburg, Holland           Little Devil               
Saturday, July 18th       Den Haag, Holland      Musicon                  
Sunday, July 19th         Roeselare, Belgium    Verlichte Geest       
Monday, July 20th         Mulheim, Germany     Gaststatte Rheinpreussen
Wednesday, July 22nd  Osnabruck, Germany   Bastard Club           
Thursday, July 23rd      Brande-Hornerkirchen, Germany    HOA Festival               
Friday, July 24th          Renchen Germany           Come Inn                 
Saturday, July 25th      Maasmechelen, Belgium  Meat and Metal Festival @ Jan Hertog
Tuesday, July 28th      Stockholm, Sweden      Gota Kallare             
Wednesday, July 29th     Gavle, Sweden          Hardrocks Klubb     
Friday, July 31st           Gothenburg, Sweden    Sticky Fingers         
Saturday, August 1st     Kierspe-Ronsahl, Germany   Gut Haarbecke, BAAAM Fest               
Sunday, August 2nd     Frankfurt, Germany       Spritzehaus  


FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
deathdealer.co
facebook.com/deathdealerband
 
Fri
12
Jun

JET RED Original Lineup Together After 25 Years For Live Show

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JET RED will be playing X FEST in Modesto, CA on August 22, 2015. The band will feature the original line-up that has not been on stage together in 25 years. That original line-up consists of Willie Hines (lead vocals, guitar), Johnny Feikert (guitar, vocals), Billy Carmassi (drums), and Brad Lang (bass, vocals). The band has reunited recently due to a little luck and good timing. Over the past few years, Hines dealt with some eye health issues and released the Willie Hines Band album "Whatever". Hines and Feikert reconnected recently and have been getting together to jam and begin writing songs together once again. This led to the potential of playing live again. Conversations with Carmassi were well received and the opportunity to get on stage together and see if they could make some magic was strong.

The unnamed band decided to find another bass player due to Brad Lang's full time gig as the mighty Y&T's bass player. Out of respect for Lang, the band decided that they could not call themselves JET RED and were considering several names until a phone call between Hines and Lang determined that Y&T was off for the month of August. JET RED was reborn as soon as the phone was hung up. Fans should look for many of the classic JET RED songs from the two releases (self-titled and Flight Plan) as well as potentially some new songs.

The last time Carmassi was on stage with JET RED can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Es-TLHIQrIM

There is hope that the show will be not only recorded for audio release but also for a possible DVD release. For more information, please check out the JET RED website at http://www.jetred.com and follow the band via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jet-Red/105428499495613 or via Twitter at https://twitter.com/jetred

 
 
Thu
11
Jun

THE TUBES Celebrate 40th Anniversary With UK Tour

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The Tubes, the San Francisco-based rock band whose 1975 debut album included the controversial rock anthem White Punks on Dope celebrate their 40th Anniversary when they embark on a 9-date UK tour in August 2015.

Photo Credit: © Juergen Spachmann
The tour kicks off at Bristol, The Fleece on August 3, followed by Brighton Concorde 2 (August 4), Southampton, The Brook (August 6), London Clapham Grand (August 7), Manchester Club Academy (August 8), Glasgow, The Art School (August 9), Leeds Brudenell Arts Club (August 11), Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (August 12), and Wolverhampton Robin 2 (August 13).
The band's over-the-top theatrical visual live performances are known to millions of rock fans around the world for their combined quasi-pornography with outrageous satires of media, consumerism, and politics, epitomised by lead singer Fee Waybill’s deranged on-stage characters, such as the larger-than-life fictitious platform-booted, drugged out British glam rock star Quay Lewd.
 
In 1977 The Tubes toured the UK, but many of their shows were banned due to British censorship. In February 1978 they released a ground-breaking live album entitled What Do You Want From Live - recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in November 1977, and also made their UK television debut on The Old Grey Whistle Test.
The Tubes are best remembered for their 1983 single She's a Beauty, a top 3 U.S. hit single bolstered by a frequently-played music video in the early days of MTV. 
 
The current five-man line-up of The Tubes features four original members - Fee Waybill (lead vocals), Roger Steen (guitar), Rick Anderson (bass) and Prairie Prince (drums), plus David Medd (keyboards), the latter who’s played with the band since 2006.
 
The August UK 2015 tour celebrates the band’s 40th Anniversary. The concerts will include all the band’s most memorable songs including What Do You Want From Life?, Mondo Bondage, Amnesia, Sushi Girl, Don’t Wanna Wait Anymore, Talk To Ya Later, She’s A Beauty and White Punks On Dope.  
 
Wed
10
Jun

KILLER BEE with PAUL CHAPMAN (UFO) Will Join The BULLETBOYS On The Armed Alliance Tour

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 6, 2015) ' The BULLETBOYS will embark on a National tour starting with some key headline dates in June ' Then they will be joined by LA Guns with Tracii Guns and iconic Swedish rock band Killer Bee w/guitar guru Paul Chapman from U.F.O. for the  first leg of the Armed Alliance Tour.

BULLETBOYS VIP packages are available ' You get special early access, VIP laminate, meet & greet, signed 8x10, you can bring 2 items to be signed and a special 'merch package' full of cool stuff! Show tickets sold separate and must be purchased to activate the VIP package.

Buy your VIP here:

www.bulletboysofficial.com/my-website#!__my-website/tour-dates

The band consists of founding member Marq Torien (Vocals/Lead Guitar), Nick Rozz (Guitar), Chad MacDonald (Bass) and Shawn Duncan (Drums). All members pouring their heart and soul into the group's first album of original material since 2009. ELEFANTE was produced by Matt Thorne (Trapt/Disturbed), Marq Torien and produced/engineered by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Cheap Trick/Usher). The great Anthony Focx (Miley Cyrus/Aerosmith/Santana/Buckcherry) mastered this new work of art. 'Working with the Bulletboys was an amazing experience,' explains Ryan Greene. 'Most singers, from back in the 80's, were pretty good but I will tell you Marq knocked it out of the park on this record. His power and passion was second to none and he can sing in tune! No auto-tune needed, he's the real freak'n deal.  If you think for a second this is going to be some rehashed 80's record you are completely wrong!'

Look for their new MASSIVE release ELEFANTE on Cleopatra/Deadline Records, June 9. You can ORDER this long awaited album here: http://t.co/WsF2U3Xvkq

TOUR DATES - MORE DATES TBA:

JUNE ' BULLETBOYS SOLO DATES
FRI       6/05    SANDUSKY, OH                      BROKEN SPOKE SALOON
SAT      6/06    BRADLEY, IL                            THE LOONEY BIN
SUN     6/07    BEREA, OH                             THE GRINDSTONE
SAT      6/13    CHINO HILLS, CA                   SHAMROCKS

JULY - ARMED ALLIANCE TOUR W/LA GUNS TRACII GUNS & KILLER BEE W/PAUL CHAPMAN from U.F.O.

WED    7/08    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK            THUNDER ALLEY ' NEW DATE!
THU      7/09    DALLAS, TX                             GAS MONKEY LIVE
FRI       7/10    HOUSTON, TX                         CONCERT PUB NORTH
SAT      7/11    AUSTIN, TX                              THE GATSBY
SUN     7/12    SAN ANTONIO, TX                  BOOZEHOUNDS ' NEW!
MON   7/13    MARRERO, LA                         BARATARIA LIVE - -NEW!

TUE      7/14    MEMPHIS, TN                          ROCKHOUSE LIVE
FRI       7/17    PITTSBURGH, PA                     REX THEATER
SAT      7/18    MANCHESTER, NH                 JEWEL NIGHTCLUB
MON   7/20    NEW YORK, NY                      EDDIE TRUNK SHOW ' LIVE
TUE      7/21    NEW YORK, NY                      GRAMERCY THEATER **EDDIE TRUNK TO HOST
WED    7/22    TORONTO, ON                       ROCK PILE EAST
FRI       7/24    WESTLAND, MI                       THE TOKEN LOUNGE
SAT      7/25    BOLINGBROOK, IL                 TAILGATERS
SUN     7/26    FRIDLEY, MN                          GB LEIGHTON'S PICKLE PARK ' NEW!
WED    7/29    MERRIAM, KS                         AFTERSHOCK
THU      7/30    COLORADO SPR, CO           PEAK 31         

AUGUST
SAT      8/15    IRVINE, CA                             CATHOUSE LIVE FESTIVAL
THU      8/27    MELBOURNE, FL                     80'S IN THE PARK FESTIVAL

The BULLETBOYS are best known for their self-titled album BULLETBOYS in 1988 on Warner Bros. Records, releasing two major hits 'Smooth Up In Ya' and a remake of the O'Jays 'For The Love Of Money' followed by their next album FREAKSHOW with 'Hang On St. Christopher (Tom Waits cover), THC Groove and more, both albums produced by Ted Templeman .

For more information and updates click on: www.bulletboysofficial.com, www.facebook.com/pages/BULLETBOYS/121246147910242 or https://twitter.com/TheBulletBoys

 
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Wed
10
Jun

SEBASTIAN BACH Announces Australian & New Zealand Tour

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Metropolis Touring & Tombowler present SEBASTIAN BACH
18 And LIVE Down Under TOUR 2015
  
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80s / early 90s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!

For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
 

 
In 2015, Sebastian still remains one of the most powerful singers to emerge from the 80s genre. He hasnt lost his high range and blockbuster vocals. -- Hard Rock Haven
 
Fists pumped and enthusiastic shouts of You rock! and Fuck yeah! painted the concert hall as Sebastian Bach swung his microphone and head banged as if it were still 1988.-- Tahoe On Stage
 
Having joined SKID ROW at the ripe young age of 18, Bach began a whirlwind career fuelled with sex, drugs and rock and roll alongside large amounts of touring and Gold & Platinum accolades, until 1996 when he ventured off on his own where he created acclaimed solo material and his various collaborations with musicians across all genres.

Check out: Temptation (Official Video) - All My Friends Are Dead (Official Video) - 18 & Life (Live Official Video)

Bach's live shows are a non-stop party filled with all the SKID ROW classics such as "Slave To The Grind", "Monkey Business", Youth Gone Wild", "I Remember You" with a prime selection of his solo cuts like Temptation, Kicking & Screaming, Falling Into You plus a whole lot more.


The crowd ate it up as he sang classic Skid Row tunes mixed in with a selection of others. His voice is still there sounding better than ever!-- National Rock Review
 
Not being one to do anything by half, Bach devotes 110% to give his all resulting in one hell of a show. Whether youre a fan from the SKID ROW days or his solo material nowadays, Bach is ready to Give Em Hell and leave you Kicking And Screaming for more!
 
Still one of the greatest voices in rock history, Sebastian will definitely go down as a legendary frontman-- Examiner

 
18 And LIVE Down Under Tour Dates 2015

Friday 18th September CHRISTCHURCH - The Bedford
Saturday 19th September AUCKLAND - The Studio
Tuesday 22nd September BRISBANE - Eatons Hill
Wednesday 23rd September SYDNEY - Metro Theatre
Friday 25th September MELBOURNE - Forum Theatre
Saturday 26th September ADELAIDE - The Gov
Sunday 27th September PERTH - Astor Theatre
 
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am Wednesday 17th June from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-sebastianbach
VIP Meet & Greet Experiences Available
 
www.metropolistouring.com
www.tombowler.com.au
www.sebastianbach.com
 
Wed
03
Jun

GLENN HUGHES Taps DOUG ALDRICH For European Tour

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Another interesting twist in the Whitesnake/Doug Aldrich/Glenn Hughes/Deep purple story - GLENN HUGHES has tapped former Snake guitarist DOUG ALDRICH to be his guitarist for the upcoming European tour. I guess Doug will get to rip through Burn and Stormbringer after all!
From Glenn: "I'm happy to announce Doug Aldrich will join me on Tour in Europe this Summer. More @ www.glennhughes.com"
 
Thu
28
May

HELLOWEEN Announce Australian Tour

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Metropolis Touring & Tombowler are proud to present The God Given Right Australian Tour 2015
 
When you think of Power Metal, one of the first bands that come to your mind is the German Legends HELLOWEEN! Its not just a coincidence theyve played countless festivals all over the globe to a massive audience, and furthermore, they have taken their enthralling live performances as headline tours all over the world as well. Now, 30 years into their career, HELLOWEEN finally make their triumphant return to Australia. Incredibly, this will be the second time ever they have toured Australia and their first time ever in Adelaide & Perth!  
Helloween proves that they are not just a bunch of angry Hobbit-lovers with a knack for shredding guitar solos. They are well-defined and smart musicians who want to escape the boundaries that being a metal band entails.
Consequence of Sound
 
With the 15 albums they have released so far, they have sold well over 8 million copies, and have achieved several Gold and Platinum awards. The band shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, and after over 100 sold out shows in support of their previous album, the band is on a mission to break their own records in support of their latest offering My God-Given Right. This show is one of those shows that stays in your memory forever.
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3 decades into their career, the band is on their absolute top form creatively, as well as on the live show front. Hailed as one of the inventors of the power/speed metal genre, HELLOWEEN continue to break records and get better and better as the years continue. Not too many bands in the world can say that theyve been getting better with age, but Helloween is a band than has mastered and continues to break ground in one of the most thrilling sub-genres of metal.
 
The German powerhouse of the genre brought their A game, or rather their A+ game, and proved why, after almost 30 years in the business, Helloween is still a force to be reckoned with.
Metal Storm
 
The fiery riffs and solos backed by the relentless thumping of the double kick drums and the soaring vocals ensure a glorious night of headbanging, sing alongs and circle pits. A HELLOWEEN gig is a party like no other. The legions of fans are sure to come out in numbers and this is one gig that will stay in your memory for a long, long time be sure not to miss this one!
 Make no mistake, Helloween is back
Hard Rock Haven
 
HELLOWEEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Wednesday 14th October Melbourne, 170 Russell
Friday 16th October Sydney, Metro Theatre
Saturday 17th October Brisbane, Max Watts
Monday 19th October Adelaide, The Gov
Tuesday 20th October Perth, Capitol
 
TICKETS ON SALE 9.00am Monday 1st June from:
http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-helloween
 
VIP Meet & Greet Packages available all shows

The New album My God-Given Right out 29

th May via Nuclear Blast / Caroline Australia
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Thu
28
May

BULLETBOYS Will Embark On The Armed Alliance Tour

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BULLETBOYS Will Embark On The ARMED ALLIANCE TOUR
 
“ELEFANTE” ON CLEOPATRA/DEADLINE RECORDS
 
The BULLETBOYS will embark on a National tour starting with some key headline dates in June – Then they will be joined by LA Guns with Tracii Guns for the  first leg of the Armed Alliance Tour.
 
BULLETBOYS VIP packages are available – You get special early access, VIP laminate, meet & greet, signed 8x10, you can bring 2 items to be signed and a special “merch package” full of cool stuff! Show tickets sold separate and must be purchased to activate the VIP package.
 
 
The band consists of founding member Marq Torien (Vocals/Lead Guitar), Nick Rozz (Guitar), Chad MacDonald (Bass) and Shawn Duncan (Drums). All members pouring their heart and soul into the group’s first album of original material since 2009. ELEFANTE was produced by Matt Thorne (Trapt/Disturbed), Marq Torien and engineered by Ryan Greene (Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Cheap Trick/Usher). The great Anthony Focx (Miley Cyrus/Aerosmith/Santana/Buckcherry) mastered this new work of art. “Working with the Bulletboys was an amazing experience,” explains Ryan Greene. “Most singers, from back in the 80's, were pretty good but I will tell you Marq knocked it out of the park on this record. His power and passion was second to none and he can sing in tune! No auto-tune needed, he's the real freak’n deal.  If you think for a second this is going to be some rehashed 80's record you are completely wrong!”
 
Look for their new MASSIVE release ELEFANTE on Cleopatra/Deadline Records, June 9th 2015. You can PRE-ORDER this long awaited album here: http://t.co/WsF2U3Xvkq
 
Tour Dates – More Dates TBA:
 
June – Bulletboys Solo Dates
 
Fri       6/05    Sandusky, Oh                      Broken Spoke Saloon
Sat      6/06    Bradley, Il                            The Looney Bin
Sun     6/07    Berea, Oh                             The Grindstone
Sat      6/13    Chino Hills, Ca                   Shamrocks
 
July – Armed Alliance Tour W/La Guns & Traci Guns
 
Thu      7/09    Dallas, Tx                             Gas Monkey Live
Fri       7/10    Houston, Tx                         Concert Pub North
Sat      7/11    Austin, Tx                              The Gatsby
Tue      7/14    Memphis, Tn                          Rockhouse Live
Fri       7/17    Pittsburgh, Pa                     Rex Theater
Sat      7/18    Manchester, Nh                 Jewel Nightclub
Mon   7/20    New York, Ny                      Eddie Trunk Show – Live
Tue      7/21    New York, Ny                      Gramercy Theater
Wed    7/22    Toronto, On                       Rock Pile East
Fri       7/24    Westland, Mi                       The Token Lounge
Sat      7/25    Bolingbrook, Il                 Tailgaters
Wed    7/29    Merriam, Ks                         Aftershock
Thu      7/30    Colorado Spr, Co           Peak 31         
 
August
 
Sat      8/15    Irvine, Ca                             Cathouse Live Festival
Thu      8/27    Melbourne, Fl                     80’s In The Park Festival
 
The BULLETBOYS are best known for their self-titled album BULLETBOYS in 1988 on Warner Bros. Records, releasing two major hits “Smooth Up In Ya” and a remake of the O’Jays “For The Love Of Money” followed by their next album FREAKSHOW with “Hang On St. Christopher (Tom Waits cover), THC Groove and more – both albums produced by Ted Templeman .
 
 
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Tue
26
May

VASBY ROCK FESTIVAL Adds Their Own All-Star Band

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2015
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Vasby Rock Allstars is the festival's very own all-star band.
 
Appearing at the VRF this year, the band will play over 90 minutes, of songs from including Black Sabbath, The Runaways, and more.
Vassby Rock Festival are extremely proud to present Cherie Currie (ex. The Runaways) for the first time ever on a Scandinavian stage.
 
Vasby Rock Allstars are:
 
Zinny J. Zan - vocals
Tony Martin - vocals
Cherie Currie - vocals
Thomas Vikström - vocals
Johnny Lima - vocals
Annika Lewin - vocals
Chris Laney - guitar
Martin Sweet - guitar
Allan Sundberg - guitar
Ludvig Turner - guitar and vocals
Nalle Påhlsson - bass
Soufian Ma’Aoui - bass
Björn Höglund - drums
 
 
 
 
Tue
26
May

DANGEROUS TOYS Added To Upcoming Music Festivals

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2015
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DANGEROUS TOYS, the Austin, Texas classic melodic hard rock band led by lead vocalist Jason McMaster (Watchtower / Broken Teeth / Ignitor / Evil United) has announced a list of upcoming US show dates:
6/6/15 - Buffalo Rose - Golden, Colorado
8/15/15 - Cathouse Live festival - Irvine, California
10/17/15 - Pickle Park Bar & Grill - Minneapolis. Minnesota
2/22/16 - 2/26/16 - Monsters of Rock Cruise - Miami, Florida
Jason McMaster stated the following: "We are looking forward to all of these dates.Toys fans will not let this band die. We have ramped this thing up by booking more shows this year than we have in a while".
For the latest band news, visit their official website and Facebook page: Dangerous Toys official website Dangerous Toys Facebook page:
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MOR 2016

 

 
Thu
21
May

LOU GRAMM Announces First 2015 Live Dates

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LOU GRAMM, THE VOICE OF FOREIGNER, TO EMBARK ON
EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER/FALL TOUR IN 2015
 
LEGENDARY LEAD SINGER OF ONE OF ROCK'S GREATEST BANDS
TO PERFORM AN EVENING FULL OF HITS WITH THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
AT DELTA CLASSIC CHASTAIN PARK AMPHITHEATER IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA ON FRIDAY, JUNE 5      
 
If you listen to classic rock radio on a daily basis, you'd be hard-pressed to go a full day without hearing the distinctive and powerful vocals of Lou Gramm blasting through your speakers. 
As the voice of Foreigner, one of rock's most popular and successful bands, Lou can be heard on every single one of the band's classic hits, which includes sixteen Top 30 songs and nine Top 10's over the years. For those into chart success, that's one less than the Eagles and the same as Fleetwood Mac.
 
Here are the Top 10's: "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Double Vision," "Hot Blooded," "Urgent," "Feels Like The First Time," "I Don't Want To Live Without You," "Say You Will" and "Cold As Ice."
You know them well.

And let's not forget "Head Games," the rock anthem, "Juke Box Hero" and other rockers such as "Dirty White Boy," "That Was Yesterday," "Blue Morning, Blue Day," "Long Long Way From Home" and "Break It Up" that cracked the Top 30.
By 1980, Foreigner's first eight singles (from their first three albums, Foreigner, Double Vision and Head Games) entered the Billboard Top 20 charts, making them the first band to achieve that feat since the Beatles.                     

On Friday, June 5, fans are in for a real rock and roll treat as Lou will performing a vast selection of those Foreigner hits, along with such solo hits as "Midnight Blue" and "Just Between You and Me," with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Guest Conductor: Brent Havens) and his band at the Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia.         
One hit after another.
      
In 1978, shortly after the release of "Hot Blooded," Circus magazine remarked that Lou had a voice that Robert Plant might envy.
Of course, the rest was rock and roll history as when all might have been said but not yet done, Foreigner would join Led Zeppelin on the Atlantic Records label as one of the most successful artists ever on the imprint.                
In May of 2013, Lou, with the help of writer Scott Pitoniak, released a must-read autobiography titled, Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll (Triumph Books).
 
A month later, he would be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Lou and his band -- currently comprised of brother Ben Grammatico on drums, Michael Staertow on guitar, AD Zimmer on bass and Andy Knoll on keyboards -- have been on the road since the beginning of the year and have already performed a few dozen shows to date.
After the Chastain Park Amphitheater performance in early June, Lou will continue to tour throughout the year (see current itinerary below).
Come out and hear the voice behind the songs that have propelled Foreigner's worldwide album sales to exceed 75 million units, making them one of the world's best-selling artists of all-time.     
 
Lou Gramm Official Website and Links:        
www.lougramm.com 
www.lougramm.com/tour 
www.lougramm/discography
 
Lou Gramm Tour 2015*
 
Thursday, May 21 - Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington
Saturday, May 23 - Bakersfield Rockin Country Festival in Bakersfield, California
Friday, June 5 - Chastain Amphitheatre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, June 6 - Old Shawnee Days Festival in Shawnee, Kansas
Saturday, June 20 - Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, Ohio
Saturday, June 27 - Rockin Ribs Festival in Augusta, New Jersey
Saturday, July 4 - Sun Peaks Concert Series in Sun Peaks Village, British Columbia, Canada
Friday, July 10 - Peacefest in Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Saturday, July 11 - BobStock in Fort Morgan, Colorado
Thursday, July 16 - La Fete Du Lac Nations in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Sunday, July 19 - Great S. Bay Music Fest in Patchogue, New York     
Monday, July 27 - Olds Agricultural Grandstand in Olds, Alberta, Canada
Friday, July 31 - Rockin on the River Series in North Tonawanda, New York     
Friday, August 14 - Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin
Friday, August 28 - Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia
Saturday, August 29 - DeKalb Corn Festival in DeKalb, Illinois
Wednesday, September 2 - Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota
Thursday, September 3 - Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota
Saturday, September 12 - Clovis Music Festival in Clovis, New Mexico          
 
*Additional dates to be announced. 
 
Wed
20
May

HELLYEAH Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour in August 2015

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"This isn't a rock concert. We're in this together. We are a fuckin' family, and this is Heavy Metal Psychotherapy 101!' - Chad Gray HELLYEAH

Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August! This will be their first tour of NZ since 2007 too!!

HELLYEAH is a Supergroup that lives up to the title. Featuring ex-Mudvayne singer Chad Gray, ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, ex-Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, bassist Kyle Sanders (ex-Bloodsimple and brother of Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders) and Christian Brady (ex-'berschall) guitar. HELLYEAH are in a league of their own with their own. Their distinct sound and stage presence is best described as pure metallic fury and the envy of fans and other musicians all over the world.  This is a musician's band and they are finally getting the recognition they deserve!
 
'HELLYEAH's live performance was everything anyone could have asked for and then some.' - Cryptic Rock
'This is now an in-your-face, metal eruption.'  - On Stage Review

After eight years, three albums, countless tours as headliners, festival favourites and as Special Guests to A7X, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch and more, HELLYEAH have gone for the jugular with their latest album Blood For Blood. Every song on the album is a belter and doesn't give the listener an inch. And the bands live shows have been more intense than ever! With the recent addition of Saunders and Brady, the guys have a new found energy that feeds the crowd relentlessly and sees them going nuts and moshing from the front row to the back every single night. HELLYEAH Live in 2015 delivers the best of both worlds. Fans are clamouring for this tour all over the world!

'Blood for Blood' seems like an album tailor made for the stage, & HELLYEAH now have the lineup to pull it off. Trust us when we say that this is definitely an album you'll want to see the band play as much as possible in their live sets.' - Loudwire

HELLYEAH fans are huge in number and these shows are going to be packed. Expect back-breaking mosh pits, throat destroying scream-alongs and a sense of weight being lifted from your shoulders. This band is full-on dedicated to ensuring their shows are as much about the fans as about the band so these shows will be something special!

'HELLYEAH's live show is not one to be missed as its intensity was something you could feel.' - Ultra 5280
 
'HELLYEAH came out strong, truly coinciding with the characteristics of their new album. The conflagration-like screams of vocalist veteran Chad Gray were so fierce, they could have been incendiary' - Rock Roll Mag
 
TOUR DATES
Thurs, Aug 20: The Studio, Auckland NZ
Fri, Aug 21: Bar Bodega, Wellington NZ
Sat, Aug 22: Bedford, Christchurch NZ
Tues, Aug 25: The Gov, Adelaide SA
Thurs, Aug 27: The Metro, Sydney NSW
Fri, Aug 28: Eatons Hill, Brisbane QLD
Sat, Aug 29: Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Mon, Aug 31: Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
 
Tickets are only $59 + booking fee and available from http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-hellyeah
On Sale, Wednesday, May 27 @ 9.00am
 
hellyeahband.com  facebook.com/hellyeahband

Blood For Blood is out now via Eleven Seven Music / Sony Music Australia & iTunes
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Wed
13
May

VAN HALEN Add Concerts in NY and LA; Billboard Music Awards Appearance

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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, VAN HALEN ADDS ADDITIONAL Hollywood Bowl and
NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATER concerts
 
New York, NY - Due to overwhelming demand, VAN HALEN has added a third New York area concert at the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater on Saturday, August 15 and an additional Hollywood Bowl show on Sunday, October 4. VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 4. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 18 at 10 AM through www.ticketmaster.com with advanced tickets on sale to American Express® Cardmembers beginning Wednesday, May 13. Tickets for the previously announced shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on August 9, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 16 and Hollywood Bowl on October 2 are on sale now.

Fans can see Van Halen perform on the ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM 11:00 PM ET. The performance marks the band's first-ever performance on an awards show with Eddie, Alex, Wolfgang and David Lee Roth.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALEN changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984 were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.

 

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Mon
11
May

NIGHTWISH Most Beautiful Downunder In January 2016

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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NIGHTWISH, a breathe taking live act known to tantalise, mesmerise, inspire and captivate their audience from the opening note until the last encore is heading to Australia after performing to sold out shows back in 2013.

With a line up heading by the orchestration, direction and musical genius of the band creator and keyboardist: Tuomas Holopainen, the brilliant vocal range of Floor Jansen, the great guitar work from Emppu Vuorinen (lead/rhythm) and Marco Hietala (bass/backing vocals) all intertwined with the uplifting and atmospheric pipe work from Troy Donockley,
NIGHTWISH have very few, if any other comparisons in the music industry; this is what sets them apart, this is the phenomena that is NIGHTWISH.

Having charted at number 16 on the Australian national charts (ARIA) with their latest release ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL,
NIGHTWISH will be performing tracks from that album plus performing their entire classic and fan favourite tracks on the tour.

NIGHTWISH will be performing ONLY one show per major capital city.
There will be on offer, for the first time ever in Australia, a STRICTLY limited VIP meet and greet pass available for only 20 people per show.
The VIP Meet & Greet fan pass is obtainable exclusively from Metal Obsession www.metalobsession.net  

TOUR DATES
Thursday 7th January - The Tivoli, BRISBANE (18+)
Saturday 9th January - The Enmore Theatre, SYDNEY (All Ages)
Monday 11th January - The Forum Theatre, MELBOURNE (18+)
Wednesday 13th January - HQ Complex, ADELAIDE (18+)
Friday 15th January - Metropolis, FREMANTLE (18+)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW via metalobsession.net (NSW/SA/WA only)
Major ticketing outlets on sale Monday 18th May

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1600449216904430/

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Mon
11
May

ERIC RAGNO Joins The Live Lineup of THE BABYS

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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Great news for long time friend of this site, keyboard player ERIC RAGNO:
 
"I'm proud to share that I'm now officially playing keyboards with The Babys! I'm very excited, and prepping for all the work that needs to be done. I used to play these songs in my parent's basement growing up, and now I'll be playing it for you across the U.S. this summer."
 
Tue
05
May

CORNERSTONE European Tour Update

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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CORNERSTONE ON TOUR WITH GARY HOWARD (FLYING PICKETS, ALAN PARSONS)
 
As part of their European tour, the band will attend several concerts in Austria with former world star Gary Howard! In addition to the top-hit "Only You" (# 1 in several countries with the British a cappella group THE FLYING PICKETS) and some tunes from legendary ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, which Howard was a part of, Cornerstone will present their own material and afterwards will accompany Howard as backup players through his greatest successes. The first performance will take place on 6/19 in BRUNO in Brunn am Gebirge. Special guest at this event is Austria's speediest cartoonist, Reini "Buhaha" Buchacher. Here are the complete Tour-Dates for the moment:

22.05. AT- Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde, Shamrock
23.05. AT- Vienna, Saloon
30.05. AT- Baden, Milchstraße (Open Air)
31.05. AT- Vienna, Lions-Day 2015 (Open Air)
05.06. AT- Salzburg, Shakespeare
06.06. AT- Linz, Musikpavillion (Open Air)
19.06. AT- Brunn am Gebirge, Bruno (with GARY HOWARD)
20.06. AT- Gaenserndorf, Dakig
28.06. AT- Donauinselfest (Open Air)
02.07. UK- Northampton, King Billy
03.07. UK- Boston, The Axe & Cleaver (with KAMIKAZE HOTSHOT/ UK)
04.07. UK- Hull, Salthouse Tavern
05.07. UK- Newark- on-Trent, The Flying Circus
07.07. UK- Cardiff, Fuel Rock Club
08.07. UK- Sheffield, Colley WMC
09.07. UK- Bolton, The Railway
10.07. UK- Nottingham, The Salutation Inn
11.07. UK- East Grinstead, Sussex Arms
15.08. AT- Hausleiten, Monsters of Rock X (Open Air)
04.09. DE- Ohlsbach, Brandeck-Lindle (Open Air)
05.09. DE- Schriesheim, Street Fest Kakadu Bar Open Air
12.09. AT- Vienna, Cafe Falk (with GARY HOWARD)
18.09. AT- Schwaz, Galerie (with GARY HOWARD)
19.09. AT- Goetzis, Flax (with GARY HOWARD )
20.09. AT- Rankweil, Marktplatz (with GARY HOWARD)
25.09. AT- Amstetten, Rockbar
03.10. AT- Vienna Saloon

 
 
Wed
29
Apr

King’s X To Rock Two Massachusetts Venues In June

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Power rock trio King’s X returns to the road for two exclusive New England dates in June that are presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The critically respected band will perform at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA, on June 11 and the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on June 12. Both venues are intimate and these will be the only dates in the six New England states. These will be the first performances by the band since drummer Jerry Gaskill suffered a second heart attack last fall.
Tickets for their show at the Regent Theatre can be purchased at www.regenttheatre.com, while tickets for the Narrows can be purchased at www.narrowscenter.org.
 
Few hard rock bands are as widely respected yet overlooked as King’s X. The band, which combines progressive rock and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues and British Invasion groups, still features original members Doug Pinnick (vocals/bass), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums). They were ranked #83 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and released over a dozen albums featuring the radio hits “Over My Head,” "It’s Love," "Black Flag" and "Dogman."
 
King’s X released their first studio album, “Out of the Silent Planet,” in 1988 and followed it up with the stellar “Gretchen Goes to Nebraska.” Their third album, “Faith, Hope, Love,” was the group's first release to crack the US Top 100, with the help of the successful single "It's Love". The band landed a gig opening for AC/DC in the U.S. and Europe for the first half of 1991. They also toured with Living Colour and were nearing the peak of their popularity.
 
King’s X signed with major label Atlantic Records for their next self-titled release. After parting ways with their longtime manager, the band enlisted veteran producer Brendan O’Brien, who had previously produced albums for Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam. The ensuing release, “Dogman,” performed respectfully on the charts. This success resulted in the band opening shows for Pearl Jam and a show-stopping performance on the opening night of the mammoth Woodstock '94 festival
 
King’s X completed their contract with Atlantic Records with “Ear Candy” in 1996, before moving to Metal Blade Records where they released four studio albums and one live release. The band’s latest studio albums, “Ogre Tones” (2005) and “XV” (2008), were released on the InsideOut label. “XV” was their first album since “Ear Candy” to chart on the Billboard Top 200, ushering in a new wave of popularity for the band.
 
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Wed
29
Apr

Swedish Rockers REACH Announced As Special Guest on Eclipse Tour

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Just back from a UK tour including a performance at Hard Rock Hell AOR, Reach is now preparing to hit the road again in September/October 2015 - thirteen gigs in ten countries together with Eclipse. Reach also released a new video the other week, Tell Me from the debut album Reach Out To Rock.
 
European dates:
Friday September 18, Copenhagen (DK)
Saturday September 19, Vosselaar (BE)
Sunday September 20, Landgraaf (NL)
Tuesday September 22, Paris (FR)
Wednesday September 23, Ludwigsburg (DE)
Thursday September 24, Hamburg (DE)
Friday September 25, Warzaw (PL)
Saturday September 26, Prague (CZ)
Tuesday September 29, Trieste (IT)
Wednesday September 30, Milan (IT)
Thursday October 1, Innsbruck (AT)
Friday October 2, Wetzikon (CH)
Saturday October 3, Uelzen (DE)
 
Links to video and band below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDFwVWJWUXw
https://www.facebook.com/reachofficialsweden?fref=ts

 

 
Tue
28
Apr

Sweden's KILLER BEE Announces US Tour With PAUL CHAPMAN Guesting

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Killer Bee Sweden’s new Hard Rock export are ready to rock as they prepare for their scheduled 5 week tour of USA. On the heels of their newest release (April 13 2015) “Rock Another Day” and with the positive response to their release from radio and media Killer Bee look forward to visiting  18 cities in their cross country tour starting May 1 in Florida and ending on June 6 in California.
 
Breaking News… Paul Chapman (UFO) joins Killer Bee on the road…
 
 
Killer Bee are proud to announce that joining them on this tour is guitar player extraordinaire, Paul  Chapman (UFO).
 
This is the band I talked to too my wife about a week ago! Before I knew about any of this.  I need a band that's formed and (semi) organized, so I can become part of a rugby type team again! Camarderie!  They fell out of the sky from Sweden into my crotch!! I will commit 110% to my new project. Or die........... Paul Chapman.
 
From the Killer Bee camp: “We feel overjoyed and excited to have Paul Chapman, a long time veteran in the rock world  join us on this sprint across the states. Due to circumstances beyond our control  guitarist Jimmy Delisi will not be able to join us on tour This addition of Paul on lead guitar is a real boost to the line-up.”  
 
The timing could not be better. This new addition of Paul Chapman combined with the earlier addition of rhythm guitarist André Hägglund really rounds off the traditional heavy sound of Killer Bee.
 
Tour Dates

05.01 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive
05.02 - Atlanta, GA - Swayzes
05.03 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
05.07 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
05.08 - Long Branch, NJ - Brighton Bar
05.09 - Bristol, PA - Freddies
05.15 - Akron, OH Empire Concert Club
05.17 - North Canton, OH - Sadie Rene’s
05.20 - Milwaukee, WI - Metal Grill
05.21 - Omaha, NE - Shamrocks
05.22 - Denver, CO - Bushwackers
05.24 - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse
05.23 - Spokane, WA - The Pin (Pinnacle)
05.27 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse (formerly El Corazon)
05.28 - Portland, OR - Bossanova
06.03 - Ventura, CA - Billy O’s
06.05 - Long Beach, CA - Blacklight District Lounge
06.06 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
 
The official line-up for Killer Bee on tour is now…
 
Brian “Bee” Frank  - Lead Vocals / Anders “LA” Rönnblom - Bass Vocals / Morgan Evans - Drums, Percussion /  Denny Demarchi – Organ, Piano, Vocals / Paul Chapman - Lead Guitar, Vocals / André Hägglund - Guitar, Vocals
 
 
 
Tue
28
Apr

MICHAEL SCHENKER Announces January 2016 UK Tour

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour with his band Temple of Rock starting at the Bilston Robin in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20th January 2016.
A 48-Hour Planet Rock ticket pre-sale starts at 9am on Wednesday 29th April at www.planetrock.com. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday 1st May via www.thegigcartel.com and the 24-hour box office: 0844 478 0898.
 

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album Spirit On A Mission which features the singles Vigilante Man and Live and Let Live.
Spirit On A Mission is a rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock.
 

Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman
The new album features twelve classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker’s distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz, the same rhythm section that originally performed together on the Scorpions’ 1979 album Lovedrive.
Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his personality with every note and phrase, while Wayne Findlay adds a new level to Schenker’s classic sound with his Dean 7-string guitar and keyboard arrangements.
 
 
Wed
22
Apr

RICK SPRINGFIELD To Tour With LOVERBOY & THE ROMANTICS

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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RICK SPRINGFIELD will be on tour this summer along with special guests LOVERBOY and THE ROMANTICS
 
8/29 – Delta Classic Chastain Park – Atlanta, GA
8/30 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
9/2 – Hard Rock Live – Hollywood, FL
9/4 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
9/5 – Uptown Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
9/10 – First Merit Bank at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
9/11 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH*
9/12 – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ
9/13 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
9/16 – NYCB Theater at Westbury – Westbury, NY
9/17 – Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
9/18 – Freedom Hill – Detroit, MI
9/20 – PNC Pavilion – Cincinnati, OH
9/22 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
9/23 – Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK**
 
* Rick Springfield, Loverboy, Donnie Iris and The Cruisers
** Rick Springfield, Loverboy
 
Loverboy Press Release:
 
Time to haul out those iconic red leather pants and bandanas from mothballs, because Canadian hard-rocking legends Loverboy are ready for a full slate of summer touring, including a run of dates with fellow '80s hitmakers Rick Springfield and The Romantics for one of the season's must-see tripleheader concert events. Loverboy are currently enjoying a cultural renaissance, with major companies such as Taco Bell and RadioShack using the band's image and music to promote their products to the '80s generation which grew up on the group, and others who are just being introduced to their anthems. These days, Loverboy's not just "Working for the Weekend," but "Lovin' Every Minute of It," too, performing for those fans who "Get Lucky" enough to catch one of their shows.
 
Loverboy's tour starts with headline dates in April 25 in Pompano Beach, FL at the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, and runs through October 1 at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, WA. The band will be joined by Springfield and The Romantics for dates starting August 29 at Atlanta's Chastain Amphitheater, running through September 23 in Oklahoma City, OK. The band will also be playing two shows in the Los Angeles area for the first time in years, including The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (September 25) and the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (September 26). A full listing of dates is below.
 
Loverboy have been delighting audiences around the world since forming back in 1979 when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to local guitar hot shot Paul Dean in Calgary. The group has four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's Keep It Up and 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the arena-rock anthem "Working for the Weekend," such staples as "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "The Kid is Hot Tonite," "Turn Me Loose," "When It's Over," "Heaven In Your Eyes" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts." Last July, the band released  Unfinished Business, their first collection of previously unreleased material in seven years.

Their summer tour dates are as follows (headliners unless noted) More dates TBA:

** w/ Rick Springfield and The Romantics
* w/ Rick Springfield and Donnie Iris
^ w/ Styx

April 25 - Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Pompano Beach, FL
June 13 - Sandy Corley Memorial Run - Rothbury, MI
June 20 - PrairieFest - Oswego, IL
June 27 - Lakes Jam - Brainerd, MN
July 3 - 4th Fest - Coralville, IA
July 4 - Heritage Park - Junction City, KS
July 10 - Three Rivers Festival - Ft. Wayne, IN
July 18 - Summerwinds Family Music Festival - Victoria Beach, MB
July 25 - Timberwood Amphitheater - Hot Springs, AR
August 1 - Kenora Harbourfest - Kenora, ON
August 8 - Rock N August - St. Albert, AB
August 9 - Pinewood Bowl Theater - Lincoln, NE ^
August 14 - Pictou County Wellness Centre - New Glasgow, NS
August 15 - Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre - Bridgewater, NS
August 22 - Fallon County Fair - Baker, MT
August 29 - Chastain Amphitheater - Atlanta, GA **
August 30 - St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL **
September 2 - Hard Rock Casino - Hollywood, FL **
September 4 - Red Hat - Raleigh, NC **
September 5 - Uptown Amphitheater - Charlotte, NC **
September 10 - Northerly Island - Chicago, IL **
September 11 - Jacobs Pavilion - Cleveland, OH *
September 12 - Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ **
September 13 - PNC - Holmdel, NJ **
September 16 - Music Theater - Westbury, NY **
September 17 - Event Center - Bethlehem, PA **
September 18 - Freedom Hill - Detroit, MI **
September 20 - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend - Cincinnati, OH **
September 22 - Cynthia Woods Pavilion - Houston, TX **
September 23 - Zoo Amphitheater - Oklahoma City, OK **
September 25 - Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA
September 26 - Saban Theater - Beverly Hills, CA
September 27 - Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
September 29 - Kern County Fair - Bakersfield, CA
October 1 - Central Washington State Fair - Yakima, WA

 
 

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