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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

 
 
Fri
17
Apr

All-Star Metallers DEATH DEALER Announce Australian Tour

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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It's hard to argue with the pedigree of a band that includes members that worked with Manowar, the Dictators,
Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Udo Dirkschneider, and Cage. And that's exactly who the members of Death Dealer
have been associated with.
 
Vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davisand drummer Steve Bolognese have come
together to form one of the purest heavy metal bands of recent years. Death Dealer's mastery of metal is evident on their debut album,
Warmaster which was released in 2013 to world wide critical acclaim. The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented and seasoned
musicians. It's classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.
 
As heard on such tunes as Death Dealer, Never to Kneel, and The Devil's Mile, Warmaster is an absolute godsend
for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, heavy metal.
 
Death Dealer’s Australian & New Zealand fans can expect a set list that will draw upon more than just material from
Warmaster, the band will be playing other tunes, including some Manowar classics!
If you like your metal, loud and proud with soaring solos, piercing vocals and a bottom end that penetrates your
very soul, then be front and centre for one of the most powerful metal concerts of the year!
 
TOUR DATES:
Friday, September 4: Kings Arms - Auckland
Saturday, September 5: Valhalla - Wellington
Thursday, September 10: Manning Bar - Sydney
Friday, September 11: Crowbar - Brisbane
Saturday, September 12: Fowlers - Adelaide All Ages
Sunday, September 13: Hi Fi - Melbourne
Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 21 from
www.oztix.com.au moshtix.com.au & chaosnz.com
 
Pre show VIP Meet & Greets are available
 
There will also be special Guitar Clinics with Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall Details TBC
 
 
Watch the Tour Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=skdGuonKTzc
 
 
Death Dealer is:
 
Ross The Boss: Does this legend require an introduction? While with Manowar, Ross not only influenced legions of aspiring musicians, but
he was also part of classic albums that have sold more than four million copies worldwide.
 
Stu Marshall: The Sydney, guitarist/producer achieved fame as the lead guitarist for Dungeon. He is also the mastermind of Empires of
Eden, which led to his working with Udo, Rob Rock, Mike Dimeo, Steve Grimmett, Zak Stevens and many more.
 
Mike Davis: Making a name for himself as the ‘go to guy’ in his days with Lizzy Borden, so when the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, put
out a call for bassists, producer Roy Z knew Mike was the perfect fit.
 
Sean Peck: One of metal’s most illustrious voices, Peck recently celebrated his band Cage’s 20th anniversary. Referred to as “The man of a
thousand voices,” he has been compared to such names as Halford and Dickinson.
 
Steve Bolognese: An acclaimed metal drumming sensation, Steve began making waves in the hard rock/heavy metal music scene in 2005,
playing with some high profile acts including Beyond the Embrace, Into Eternity and Baptized in Blood.
 
 
HARDLINE MEDIA PRESENTS
Death Down Under - Australian & NZ Tour September 2015
 
 
Tue
07
Apr

YES & TOTO Join Together For Late Summer North American Tour

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Friday, August 7, 2015
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Before you read this - Toto's STEVE LUKATHER wants fans to know that even though TOTO will open for YES, both bands will be playing full 90 minute sets.
 
And Luke adds this: "Yep a 90 min 'full show' well close.. we will change up set lists night by night as well I think. NOT that same set as last year. NO ballads or any pop stuff...and just the big 3 hits...the rest is new and or deep cuts."
Furthermore, Lenny Castro is set to join the fun and in Luke's words "will kick butt..."
 
 
26 Date Tour Gets Underway On August 7th
 
World-renowned recording artists, YES and Toto, today announced they will join forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning YES has sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades. YES continues with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative.
 
Since its founding in 1968, YES has created much of rock history’s most important music, including iconic pieces like ‘Roundabout,’ 'Close to the Edge,’ ‘I’ve Seen All Good People,’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ ‘Starship Trooper,’ and countless others. Its albums, including ‘Fragile,’ ‘Close to the Edge,’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ and ‘90125,’ have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA. YES continues to inspire millions of musicians, fans, and music lovers around the world.
“We’re thrilled to be hitting the road with Toto. Yes have always been big fans of Toto’s music, and we think the fans are going to really enjoy seeing both of us together,” says YES co-founder and bassist, Chris Squire.
 
YES will be releasing a new live CD/DVD (recorded at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona) entitled Like It Is on July 7th.
Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of Toto. As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums. Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.
 
With over 35 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, Toto remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They recently released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV which debuted last week Top 10 in nine countries around the world. Prior to the tour with YES, Toto are embarking on a European headline arena tour with appearances at key festivals.
 
"We are so honored to be touring with our musical hero's YES,” remarked founder/guitarist Steve Lukather. “Life changing music for me and the guys and we even have a song on our new record totally inspired by them so it is a lifelong love of their music that has kept us fans to this day. We all stood and waited in line for tix to see Close to the Edge and Topographic.. many many shows as young upcoming musicians/fans in the 70's and were blown away and inspired to be better musicians and composers by Yes' amazing music, musicianship and insanely cool live shows. This is a crazy dream come true for us and we can’t wait to do this tour and to make new friends and solidify old friendships.”
 
Tickets for most shows go on sale this week. VIP ticketing information to come this afternoon.
 
TOTO & YES 2015 SUMMER TOUR
 
8/7 Mashantucket CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods
8/8 Newark NJ New Jersey PAC
8/9 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Hotel Casino
8/11 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center
8/12 Baltimore MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/14 Huber Heights OH Music Center at The Heights
8/15 Sterling Heights MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/16 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly
8/18 Des Moines IA Iowa State Fair - Grandstand
8/19 Saint Charles MO Family Arena
8/21 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Beau Rivage Theater
8/22 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/23 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
8/25 Houston TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/26 San Antonio TX Majestic Theatre
8/27 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/30 Littleton CO Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield
8/31 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
9/2 Tucson, AZ AVA Amphitheater
9/4 Scottsdale AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino
9/5 Pala CA Pala Casino - Starlight Theater
9/6 Los Angeles CA The Greek Theatre
9/8 Saratoga CA Mountain Winery
9/10 Shelton WA Little Creek Casino Resort - Event Center
9/11 Airway Heights WA Northern Quest Resort & Casino
9/12 Coquitlam BC Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver
 
 
 
Tue
31
Mar

BOBBY BLOTZER Unleashes His Ultimate RATT Experience

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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As a member of the Legendary Rock Band RATT, Bobby Blotzer has headlined arenas the world over, selling over 20 million records worldwide!

In 2015, the acclaimed drummer affectionately known as "The Blotz" plans to introduce the world to his own one of a kind RATT Experience Live Show.
While the members of RATT are currently on hiatus, Blotzer has assembled a group of world class musicians that will perform not only the RATT hits fans have come to expect, but also  several deep album cuts as well, including many songs that have never been performed live!
The Experience is rounded out by Josh Alan (Sin City Sinners), Scotty Griffin (Ex LA Guns), Doc Ellis (Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate) & 21 Year Old Guitar Hero Blaze.

Each Bobby Blotzer's RATT Experience show will include (depending on venue & time slot)

*Performing "Invasion of Your Privacy" in its entirety to commemorate the records 30th Anniversary

*A never before seen video history introduction

*A Tribute to Robbin "King" Crosby

*Over 20 songs including some that have never been played live before

*Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet packages & opportunities to hang out with The Blotz!

For more visit Facebook.com/TheRattExperience

Booking now for 2015 Summer Tour

 
 
Tue
31
Mar

ACE FREHLEY Adds Date To Aussie Tour

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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SPACE Invades TOWNSVILLE APRIL 21st 2015 - Peforming Solo Anthems and Kiss Classics
 
The Spaceman himself, the legendary ACE FREHLEY is invading Townsville in April!
 
You heard it right KISS founding member ACE FREHLEY is coming to Townsville. When Ace decided to head to Australia early to rehearse for his upcoming Australian Tour he got the word the Townsville was one of the best and most rocking cities in Australia, Ace decided to set up base in Townsville to relax and get the band fully firing by rehearsing for a few days before heading off on tour.
 
And as a special gift to Townsville, Ace has decided to put on a show at the Townsville Civic Theatre on April 21st! Yes Ace and his killer band will perform a full show top heavy with KISS Classics and Solo Anthems. So Townsville will be the first show on the Australian & New Zealand sojourn.
 
Townsville this may never happen again so dont miss this one!
 
From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more. Fangoria magazine
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows! "I can't wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I'll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD 'Space Invader' for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!"
Joining ACE on stage will be Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on ACEs Trouble Walking platter and has toured with Sebastian Bach; bass guitarist Chris Wyse (Ozzy Osbourne & The Cult); and Scot Coogan (Lita Ford & Nikki Sixx).
 
It cannot be denied how many fledgling guitar players he has inspired over the years, or how many established players name Ace their favourite! Uber Rock

The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for. Included are all his Solo Anthems New York Groove (a bona-fide Top 20 Hit in Australia and NZ), Snowblind, Rock Soldiers and highlights from his latest Top 10 Billboard album Space Invader. Plus KISS diamonds such as Strutter, Cold Gin, Love Gun, Deuce, Shock Me & Detroit Rock City. Plus as a special treat for KISS fans, some rare KISS gems that you simply wont hear anywhere else Talk to Me, Rocket Ride, Strange Ways, Parasite & King of the Night Time World.

ACE FREHLEY Live is absolute must for concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than ACE FREHLEY live on stage.
Concert goers looking for a night of fun, no holds barred Rock-n-Roll with excellent guitar work, and wall to wall energy and excitement, look no further than Ace Frehley live on stage.
Cryptic Rock

View the tour trailer ''HERE''

But Townsville tickets HERE: https://au.patronbase.com/_TVCC/Productions/0819/Performances

For all other shows purchase HERE: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_acefrehley


Full Ace Frehley Tour Dates:
Tuesday 21st April TOWNSVILLE Civic Theatre
Friday 24th April WELLINGTON James Cabaret
Saturday 25th April AUCKLAND The Studio
Wednesday 29th April BRISBANE Tivoli Theatre
Thursday 30th April SYDNEY Metro Theatre
Friday 1st May HOBART Wrestpoint Showroom
Saturday 2nd May MELBOURNE Forum Theatre
Wednesday 6th May ADELAIDE The Gov
Thursday 7th May PERTH Astor Theatre
 
Fri
27
Mar

DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE And BLACK STAR RIDERS Live In UK

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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DEF LEPPARD & WHITESNAKE will co-headline a UK & Ireland Tour in December 2015 with BLACK STAR RIDERS joining the party.
 
Dates are as follows:
 
Sunday 6 Dublin 3Arena 
Monday 7 Belfast Odyssey 
Wednesday 9 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 10 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 12 Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 13 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Tuesday 15 Manchester Arena
Wednesday 16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Friday 18 London The SSE Arena Wembley 
Saturday 19 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
 
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 1st April priced £45.00 Newcastle to Sheffield & £49.50 for Belfast & €59.50/€64.50 for Dublin (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
 
 
Wed
25
Mar

VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
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VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance
Songs from the Concert to be Aired March 30-March 31
 
In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel LiveMarch 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump”and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALENchanged 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 1984were 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.

 
VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sunday July 5, Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 7, Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday July 9, Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
Saturday July 11, San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday July 14, Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday July 16, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday July 18, Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
Monday July 20, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 22, Kansas City, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday July 24, Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday July 26, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 28, Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagra Pavilion
Thursday July 30, Bangor, ME, Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion
Saturday August 1, Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
Monday August 3, Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
Wednesday August 5, London, ON, Western Fair District
Friday August 7, Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday August 9, Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center
Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live
Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre
Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
 
 
Tue
24
Mar

ADLER Announces Select US Tour Dates

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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ADLER the band led by formerr Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler announced today that they have confirmed a handful of select summer shows. These will be the band's first live performances in over two years, and the band's first ever visit to South America.
Additional 2015 tour dates are currently being secured and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Initial ADLER 2015 dates are as follows:

6/18/15 - Tailgators - Bolingbrook, IL
6/19/15 - Hat Tricks - Pekin, IL
6/20/15 - Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO - w/ QUEENSRYCHE
7/10/15 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
7/23/15 - Venue TBA - Lima, Peru
7/25/15 - Country Club Los Huancas - Huancayo, Peru
7/28/15 - Venue TBA - Cusco, Peru
8/28/15 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT

ADLER’S debut album “Back From The Dead” was released at the end of 2012 via New Ocean Media. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEAD MAN), the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from adrenaline-pumping rockers ("Back From The Dead", "Own Worst Enemy", "Another Version Of The Truth") to arena-rock anthems ("Good To Be Bad", "Blown Away") to powerful, heartfelt ballads ("Waterfall", "Just Don't Ask"). The album features guest appearances by Adler's former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Slash and ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.

ADLER is comprised of Steven Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).

For more information, check out the band’s website: www.adlerrocks.com
Adler Facebook: www.facebook.com/adlermusic
Adler Twitter: www.twitter.com/adlerrocks

 
 
Fri
20
Mar

THE BABYS Live In Los Angeles (Report)

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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By Gerry Gittelson
Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA -- Once the darlings of rock radio in the 1970s, The Babys are back together after a long absence, and the former teen-idol band took a big step forward on Jan. 31 in a sold-out concert before a crowd of about 700 at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach south of Los Angeles.

With a legion of baby boomers crowded up front and pumping their fists, The Babys tore through a nearly two-hour set that featured all the biggest hits like "Head First," "Midnight Rendez-Vous" and an especially well-executed version of "Isn't It Time."

Originals Wally Stocker (guitar) and Tony Brock (drums) still have the chops, and both still look pretty cool --  Brits never age, right? -- and The Babys have welcomed new singer John Bisaha, a redhead just like John Waite, who is not an easy man to replace.

The Babys have legitimized their comeback with a new album called "I'll Have Some of That!" that includes a new Billboard hot sales hit called "I See You There."

Bisaha, who also plays bass, proved in fine vocal form. He hits all the notes, and though he does not sound exactly like Waite -- no one does -- Bisaha comes close, and what's definitely clear is the new singer is overflowing with natural talent.

Another guitarist named Joey Sykes is also on board, and two female backup singers plus side keyboard player Francesco Staglietti add autenticity.

The Babys opened with "Back on My Feet Again," and that gave the band momentum from the very beginning. Some of the other highlights were "Every Time I Think of You," "Postcard," "Love Don't Prove I'm Right" and "Wrong or Right."

The standing-room-only crowd was really into it. The Babys have a good chance to make an impact -- the group is playing in New York and Philadelphia in June -- so they're definitely a classic-rock band to keep on eye on.

Check 'em out on thebabysofficial.com

 
  
 
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Tue
17
Mar

Aussie Rock Fans Double Header - THE RADIO SUN & BLACK MAJESTY

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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HEAVEN MEETS HELL - Saturday 6th June will host two hard and heavy genres of music with melodic rockers The Radio Sun & melodic metallers Black Majesty @ Musicland, Fawkner, Vic. Australia....definitely one to lock in the diary for the month of June.
 
 
Fri
13
Mar

AEROSMITH To Perform At ProFootball Hall Of Fame's Inaugural Concert

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Friday, March 13, 2015
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AEROSMITH TO PERFORM AT PRO FOOTBALL HALL
OF FAME'S INAUGURAL CONCERT FOR LEGENDS

LEGENDARY BAND TO TAKE STAGE IN CANTON
ON EVE OF ENSHRINEMENT

CANTON, OHIO – The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will feature more legends than ever before. AEROSMITH, Rock's greatest live act, will perform at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in the Pro Football Hall of Fame's first-ever Concert for Legends on Friday, August 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The concert will pay tribute to the legends of the Game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.
 
"The Hall is thrilled to have legends of the music world honor the legends of the Game," shared Hall of Fame President David Baker. "AEROSMITH performing in the inaugural Concert for Legends will add even more excitement and energy to an Enshrinement Weekend that kicks off the NFL's 96th season since its birth in Canton, and the launch to Super Bowl 50."
 
AEROSMITH – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford – are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th Annual > SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia), the band's latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC's "Walk This Way." With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
 
AEROSMITH was formed in Boston and the band members are avid New England Patriots fans.
 
Says Joe Perry: "Having grown up since the age of 2, born in Lawrence, Ma., 45 minutes from Foxborough Stadium and seen the franchise grow has been an amazing experience. As Aerosmith began traveling the world and became our own Hall of Famers, seeing the Patriots under the brilliant guidance of the Kraft family, we would hear the news of our hometown team winning again as we were doing a show in a far flung corner of the world and we would swell with pride and think, 'Ya those are our boys.' The fact that American Football is worldwide news, shows the intensity of the game and the impact of how you play it. On behalf of Aerosmith we would like to congratulate all of you Hall of Famers, owners, the commissioner of NFL, and of course our hometown team the Patriots. To perform this show for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Hall of Famers is truly a great honor. You only get here by playing the game with all of your heart and soul. So we look forward to honoring all of you with a show that comes from the same place."
 
Tom Hamilton adds: "When we started out, jocks did not hang out with long haired musicians longer than it took to beat them up.  Finally we have a meeting of the minds based on mutual respect. It'll be a great honor to be there that night."
 
AEROSMITH has many Gold Jackets (living Hall of Famers) who are big fans of the band. Class of 2008 Gold Jacket and former Patriots linebacker Andre Tippett will be on hand for the Concert for Legends alongside an expected 100 or more Hall of Famers and countless other NFL legends.
 
"Spending my whole career in New England, I was very fortunate to have opportunity to get to know Steven, Joe, Brad, Tom and Joey," noted Tippett. "I can tell you that the New England Patriots locker room, in my day, was playing Aerosmith songs like 'Toys in the Attic,' 'Sweet Emotion,' 'Livin on the Edge' and 'Walk This Way.' And today, I can honestly tell you that those same songs fill the locker room of the Super Bowl champions."
 
Concert for Legends tickets go on sale Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and may purchased on ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or at ticketmaster® retail outlets. Tickets prices: $35, $69, $99, $150 and $225.
 
The 2015 NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers is already sold out. Fans can still purchase enshrinement tickets or ticket packages that include Enshrinement, Game, & Concert tickets. Ticket packages are available online at ProFootballHOF.com/tickets or by calling 1-844-4HOFTIX.
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Thu
12
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announced, Dead Daisies As Support

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
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KISS have announced their Australian tour dates. The press release goes as follows:
 
"Ready for one of THE greatest bands in rock’n’roll history with one of THE most spectacular shows Australia will see this year?
 
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
Add in showmanship that continues to thrill audiences around the world, some of the best damn rock anthems in music history and there’s only ONE band we can be talking about....... KISS!
Get your face paint ready Australia because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are on their way Down Under in October as part of their 40th Anniversary world tour. Kicking off at the Perth Arena on Saturday October 3, then to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, for the first time ever Newcastle and with New Zealand to be announced next week, it’s the news the rabid KISS army fans have been waiting for!
 
Paul Stanley said: "I've loved Australia since the very first time I visited. It is one of the greatest secrets on earth and probably better to keep it that way. The food, wine and women are all extraordinary and everyone has always welcomed me and made me feel like it is home."
KISS has just completed a Japanese tour, which coincided with the release of a collaboration single with the country’s famous all-girl group Momoiro Clover Z. The song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” (Samurai Son) – composed by Paul Stanley – hit #1 on the Japanese charts introducing KISS to a whole new generation of fans. The tour ended with a show for 40,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome last week, featuring the Momoiro Clover Z girls joining KISS for the encore.
With countless timeless hits like ‘Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’, the KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation.
A KISS concert is like no other, and with tickets starting from just $98, it’s an extravaganza that everyone needs to experience!
 
Special guests are The Dead Daisies, a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world’s best rock musicians. This tour features Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol). The band supported KISS on US dates last year and will also join them for the European tour in June. The Dead Daisies are currently recording their second studio album in Australia to be released in June 2015.
 
ABOUT KISS:
 
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. In 2014, KISS launched their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
KISS is celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary. KISS 40, a new album celebrating 40 years of Rock ‘N Roll is available now.
 
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Saturday October 3 PERTH Arena
Tuesday October 6 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thursday October 8 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Saturday October 10 SYDNEY AllPhones Arena
Monday October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tuesday October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
 
Tickets on sale - Thursday March 26 at 2.00pm from www.ticketek.com.au & 132 849
 

 

 
Mon
09
Mar

KISS Australian Tour Announcement Due

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Monday, March 9, 2015
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KISS are set to announce their Australian tour dates as early as this week if leaked dates are anything to go by. News was posted at respected Aussie music hub Noise11.com - http://www.noise11.com/news/kiss-to-tour-australia-with-whitesnake-20150304
 
Initial reports had the iconic band teaming up with WHITESNAKE as a killer double bill. But my sources indicate that while that was the original plan, the deal to include Whitesnake fell apart a couple of weeks ago. And that was still true as of 2 days ago.
There is no word yet on just who might accompany Kiss or if the Snake deal can be resurrected.
 
Rumored dates:
 
October 3, Perth
October 5, Adelaide
October 8, Melbourne
October 10, Sydney
October 12, Newcastle
October 13, Brisbane
October 16, Auckland
 
 
Thu
26
Feb

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Approaches Sellout

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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THE MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world’s largest and longest running Heavy Metal and Hard Rock cruise, has only 34-cabins available before selling out its fourth consecutive year. Tickets for the remaining 34-cabins aboard this musical playground will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy) and are available at MonstersOfRockCruise.com
Sailing the Bahamas this April 18-22 aboard the MSC Divina, the four-day-and-night cruise celebrating the original legendary Castle Donington music festival held in England in 1980, will showcase Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music icons (including artists on the original festival bill)--such as Tesla, Europe, Night Ranger, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Extreme, KIX, Queensryche, Krokus, Stryper, Lita Ford, Black Star Riders, Y&T, plus many more (full lineup below)--and feature a full schedule of events and activities designed to encourage interaction between artists and fans.
 
This year’s cruise itinerary is kicked off by a two-night pre-party event at Miami’s Magic City Casino on April 15, featuring performances by Queensryche and Lillian Axe, and April 17, featuring performances by Stryper, Tyketto, Gabbie Rae and a special surprise guest artist. The fun continues the moment fans board the ship, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert featuring cruise alumni, Tesla. This will set the tone for the next four days of events, including: Artist Meet & Greets, all-day stops at the private Monster Beach at Poseidon’s Grotto and the cosmopolitan resort mecca of Nassau, Bahamas, the Hot Tub Time Machine 80s Prom, “So You Think You Can Shred” fan competition, Fantasy Night Masquerade, “Rock Anthems Fan Jam” hosted by Izzy Presley, Cooking With Rock Stars, plus more events to be announced.
 
The official line-up for the 2015 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE is as follows: Tesla; Europe; Night Ranger; Tom Keifer of Cinderella; Extreme; KIX; Queensryche; Krokus; The Winery Dogs; Stryper; Lita Ford; Black Star Riders; Y&T; Zebra; Black ’N Blue; Faster Pussycat; Honeymoon Suite; Tyketto; Keel; John Corabi; Kip Winger; Michael Sweet; Richie Kotzen; Mike Tramp; Joel Hoekstra; Derek St. Holmes; Ron Keel; Leatherwolf; Babylon AD; Bang Tango; Heavens Edge; Frank Hannon Band; Lillian Axe; Rhino Bucket; Pamela Moore; Gabbie Rae; Atomic Punks; and AJ’s Bravehearts.
 
Says Larry Morand of ON THE BLUE, “The Monsters of Rock Cruise has always been about fan and artist interaction and we have more bands and events this year than ever before.  Fans don’t just watch the artists perform, they make music with the artists. If you’re looking for all things Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, this is the cruise for you.”
 
Visit monstersofrockcruise.com or connect on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about upcoming announcements.
 
 
Wed
25
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Announces SPACE INVADER European Tour 2015

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY released his latest album "Space Invader" last year through SPV/Steamhammer and entered the charts in whole Europe.

 
 
Now he`s leaving the stratosphere and visits planet earth for a European tour. Expect songs from "Space Invader" as well as songs from Frehley`s Comet and Kiss. Ace`s team consists of Richie Scarlet (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass) and Scot Coogan (drums).

ACE FREHLEY European "Space Invader" Tour 2015

06.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.06. NO-Oslo - Rockefeller
10.06. D-Hamburg - Grünspan
11.06. NL-Zoetermeer - Bordereij
13.06. GB-Donington - Download Festival
14.06. F-Vaureal - Le Forum
15.06. D-Bochum - Zeche
17.06. SE-Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. F-Clisson - Hellfest
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www.acefrehley.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 
Wed
25
Feb

STYX AXS-TV Special Premieres March 15

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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STYX AXS-TV SPECIAL PREMIERES MARCH 15; SUPPORTING DEF LEPPARD ON MASSIVE SUMMER TOUR; IN-PROGRESS HEADLINING TOUR CONTINUES
 
February 24, 2015 ' It's been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV ('Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live' DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel).  Now comes time for a brand new live event that's set to premiere on AXS TV on Sunday, March 15 at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time.
 
The band's show was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out, adoring audience during last year's 'The Soundtrack of Summer' tour.  STYX performed many of their greatest hits, including 'Come Sail Away,'  'Renegade,' and 'The Grand Illusion.'  They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as 'Light Up,' and were joined on stage by tour mate and former Eagles guitar legend Don Felder for 'Blue Collar Man.'  Felder's show earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS TV, which will air immediately following STYX's special.  Felder's special culminates with special guest STYX guitarist Tommy Shaw trading vocals and the classic electric guitar licks on 'Hotel California.'
 
Meanwhile, as STYX's headlining tour continues to work its way across the U.S., the legendary Rock band has confirmed a massive summer tour supporting another legendary Rock band, Def Leppard, along with Tesla.  The three-month trek will launch in June and conclude October 4 in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Civic Center.  Combined, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar), James 'JY' Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Todd Sucherman (drums)--and Def Leppard have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
 
'Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that's never wavered,' proclaims STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw.  'It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us.  We've all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again.  Well friends, they have indeed aligned!  And this time, those soulful bad boys from Sacramento, Tesla, will be there, too.  What a night of music this will be!
Is summer here yet? Come on!'
 
Guitarist James 'JY' Young is equally as excited.  "The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the UK in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx's first-ever performance in Def Leppard's home town of Sheffield, England,' he says.  'Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them.  I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine.  It's going to be Guitars A-blazin' and Drums A-poundin' regardless of who's on the stage, featuring arguably the most successful rock band of the late 1980's, paired with one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s, early 1980s.  The ingestion of too much sugar can lead to illness, but 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' is a recipe for healthy smiles and a fun night for everyone!!!'
 
Check out STYX at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks):

STYX Headlining:
Thu 2/26            Tulsa, OK                      The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Fri 2/27             San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat 2/28            Fort Worth, TX               Billy Bob's Texas
Thu 3/12            N Myrtle Beach, NC       House of Blues
Fri 3/13             Cherokee, NC                Harrah's Cherokee Pavilion
Sat 3/14            Orlando, FL                   Universal Studios Florida - Music Plaza Stage
Fri 3/20             Norman, OK                  Riverwind Casino
Sat 3/21            Mulvane, KS                  Kansas Star Arena
 
STYX With Def Leppard and Tesla:

Thu 6/25                        West Palm Beach, FL    Cruzan Amphitheater
Sat 6/27                        Birmingham, AL             Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sun 6/28                       Atlanta, GA                   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tue 6/30                        Charlotte, NC                 PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
Thu 7/2                         Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live
Fri 7/3                           Virginia Beach, VA         Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sun 7/5                         Uncasville, CT                Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 7/7                         Gilford, NH                    Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Thu 7/9                         Mansfield, MA               Xfinity Center
Sat 7/11                        Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun 7/12                       Darien Lake, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 7/14                        Toronto, ONT.                Molson Amphitheatre
Fri 7/17                         Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu 7/23                        Wantagh, NY                 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 7/24                         Saratoga Springs, NY     SPAC
Sat 7/25                        Holmdel, NJ                   PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 8/7                           Davenport, IA                 Mississippi Valley Fair (STYX ONLY)
Sat 8/8                          Sioux Falls, SD             Sioux Falls Arena
Tue 8/11                        Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/14                         Sedalia, MO                  Missouri State Fair
Sat 8/15                        Des Moines, IA              Iowa State Fair
Mon 8/17                       Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center
Tue 8/18                        Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena
Fri 8/21                         Dallas, TX                      Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/22                        Woodlands, TX              Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 8/23                       Austin, TX                     Austin360 Amphitheater
Thu 8/27                        St. Paul, MN                 Minnesota State Fair
Fri 8/28                         Grand Forks, ND            Alerus Center
Sun 8/30                       Noblesville, IN                Klipsch Music Center
Tue 9/1                         Allentown, PA                The Great Allentown Fair
Thu 9/3                         Louisville, KY                 KFC Yum! Center
Fri 9/4                           Maryland Heights, MO    Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sat 9/5                          Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Wed 9/16                      Auburn, WA                  White River Amphitheatre
Thu 9/17                        Ridgefield, WA               Amphitheater Northwest
Sat 9/19                        Mountain View, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 9/22                        Chula Vista, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed 9/23                      Phoenix, AZ                  Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri 9/25                         Albuquerque NM            Isleta Amphitheater
Sat 9/26                        Denver, CO                    Pepsi Center
Mon 9/28                       West Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 9/30                      Spokane, WA                Spokane Arena
Fri 10/2                         Bozeman, MT                Breeden Fieldhouse
Sun 10/4                       Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Civic Center

 
 
Tue
24
Feb

KROKUS Announce First US Tour in 25 Years

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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PLATINUM SELLING ROCKERS KROKUS ANNOUNCE
FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
 
LONG STICK GOES BOOM: LIVE FROM DA HOUSE OF RUST
OUT NOW VIA THE END RECORDS
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (February 23, 2015) - For forty years, Krokus has produced high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock playing over 2,000 shows across five continents.

Now, for the first time in over two decades, the band returns to US shores. On April 18, the Swiss rockers board the MSC Divina for the Monsters Of Rock Cruise with a cast of seminal rock and metal acts, including Tesla, Europe, Night Ranger, Extreme, KIX, and Queensrÿche.

Following the cruise, the tour continues through a series of US cities, leading to the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on May 6.

Official Tour Dates:
April 18-22 -- Miami, FL -- Monsters of Rock Cruise
April 24 -- Houston, TX -- Concert Pub North
April 25 -- San Antonio, TX -- 210 Kapone's
April 26 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
April 28  -- Tulsa, OK -- The Vanguard
April 29   Kansas City, MO -- The Scene
May 1 -- St. Charles, IL -- Arcada Theatre
May 2 -- Columbia, MD -- M3 Festival, Merriweather Pavillion
May 4 -- El Paso, TX -- Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
May 5 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Count's Vamp'd
May 6 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Whisky A Go Go
 
Krokus’ back catalogue and album sales are like no other Swiss rock band. To date, the band has already sold over 14 million records, receiving gold and platinum discs in the US and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world from Australia and the US, to Mexico, Russia, Japan, and China.
 
Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust, a live recording of the group’s sold-out hometown show at the House of Rust on August 30, 2013, was released in North America via The End Records in 2014.
 

Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust Tracklisting:
1 Long Stick
2 Hallelujah Rock’n’ Roll
3 Go Baby Go
4 AM Woman
5 Tokio Nights
6 Fire
7 Rock City / Betta Than Sex / Doeg Song
8 Screaming In The Night
9 Hellraiser
10 Bedside Radio
11 Easy Rocker
12 Heatstrokes
13 Live For The Action
14 Hoodoo Woman

Purchase via iTunes
Full Album Playlist via The End Records' YouTube


Dirty Dynamite Also Available via The End Records

Purchase via iTunes
Full Album Playlist via The End Records' YouTube

 

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Fri
20
Feb

The Classic Legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015
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The Classic legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour‘ 2015
 
From EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
Carl Palmer’s ELP legacy performing EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and more
 
Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.
 
From WISHBONE ASH original founding member MARTIN TURNER plays the music of WISHBONE ASH.
 
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Over four decades later, the enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up. Martin Turner plays the music of Wishbone Ash features guitarists Ray Hatfield and Danny Willson, and drummer Tim Brown and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
 
The Strawbs comprise David Cousins, along with lead guitarist Dave Lambert, and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up of the band. As they move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making, it is still difficult to categorise the unique sound that has made them Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.
The band started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys playing bluegrass, before moving into the mainstream by making the first Strawbs album with Sandy Denny in 1967, a year before she recorded her first album with Fairport Convention. The recording with Sandy attracted the attention of A&M Records in Los Angeles who signed Strawbs as the first British band on the label! Strawbs has a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of albums like Grave New World, Bursting At The Seams, Hero And Heroine, and Ghosts, and classic songs such as Lay Down, A Glimpse Of Heaven, and Benedictus.
 
Date are as follows:
THU FEB 19 2015 CHELTENHAM, Town Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 21 2015 HASTINGS, White Rock Theatre, Eng
SUN FEB 22 2015 HARPENDEN, Public Halls, Eng
WED FEB 25 2015 DARLINGTON, Civic Theatre, Eng
THU FEB 26 2015 TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall, Eng
FRI FEB 27 2015 HAYWARDS HEATH, Clair Hall, Eng
SAT FEB 28 2015 GRAVESEND, The Woodville, Eng
SUN MARCH 1 2015 PETERBOROUGH, The Cressett, Eng
WED MARCH 4 2015 EXETER, Corn Exchange, Eng
THU MARCH 5 2015 NORTHAMPTON, Spinney Theatre, Eng
FRI MARCH 6 2015 DUNSTABLE, Grove Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 7 2015 NEWCASTLE, City Hall, Eng
SUN MARCH 8 2015 SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre, Eng
WED MARCH 11 2015 ISLE OF WIGHT, Shanklin Theatre, Eng
THU MARCH 12 2015 IPSWICH, Cameo, Eng
FRI MARCH 13 2015 DURHAM, Gala Theatre, Eng
SAT MARCH 14 2015 HORSHAM, The Capitol, Eng
SUN MARCH 15 2015 WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall, Eng
 
 
Thu
19
Feb

MOTLEY CRUE 'The Final Tour': Australian & New Zealand Announced

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Legendary rock icons Mötley Crüe have, at last, confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Australian and New Zealand leg of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker Alice Cooper as very special guest.

Tour dates:

Vector Arena, Auckland - Saturday May 9
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - Tuesday May 12
Allphones Arena, Sydney - Saturday May 16
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane - Tuesday May 19
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide - Thursday May 21
Perth Arena, Perth - Saturday May 23

On sale info (Auckland show):

My Live Nation pre-sale begins 2pm Tuesday Feb 24.
General Sale begins 10am Monday March 2.

On sale info (Australian shows):

My Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Monday March 2.
General Sale begins 11am Wednesday March 4.

For the full list of dates and ticketing information, head to the tour page here: http://lvna.co/ripmotleycrue

 
 
Tue
17
Feb

Frontiers Rock Fest II - TREAT Out, HOUSE OF LORDS In

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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HOUSE OF LORDS To Appear at the Frontiers Rock Festival II

Frontiers Music Srl announces that HOUSE OF LORDS have taken the place of TREAT in the second day of the Frontiers Rock Festival II which will be held at the Live Club in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano) on April 12th.
 
HOUSE OF LORDS singer James Christian says: 'I am very excited to come to this Festival and I look forward to rock all the fans that will come to the show! It will be a great celebration and party for everyone!' HOUSE OF LORDS are currently recording the follow up album to the successful 'Precious Metal' which is scheduled for release in the late summer/fall of 2015. The band, which features besides Christian, long-time members Jimi Bell on guitar, Chris McCarville on bass and BJ Zampa on drums, will play a set which will include a combination of the classic tracks from the early albums and the newer songs from the most recent incarnation.
 
HOUSE OF LORDS debuted in 1989 with the release of their self-titled album, a record which is still regarded as one of the best Arena Rock releases of the 80's. The colossal sound, the soaring vocals of James Christian and instrumental capabilities of the band (which featured ex-Angel and Giuffria keyboardist, Gregg Giuffria, along with luminaries Lanny Cordola, Chuck Wright and Ken Mary), were reminiscent of such frontrunners as Whitesnake, Deep Purple and Van Halen and immediately brought the band to the attention of the music media and fans. Two more albums followed up ('Sahara' and 'Demon's Down') before the band went into hibernation until the original lineup came back together in 2000, releasing the controversial 'Power and the Myth', an album which featured a sound leaning more towards Progressive Hard Rock with 70's rock influences.
 
James Christian decided to go back to the trademark Arena Rock sound of HOUSE OF LORDS, putting together a new line-up with the blessing of founding member Gregg Giuffria. New members Jimi Bell on guitars, B.J. Zampa on drums and Chris McCarville on bass supplied a true powerhouse sound to the fifth studio album 'World Upside Down', a record which caused a real stir in the Hard Rock and Melodic Rock scene and was followed up by the equally impressive 'Come to My Kingdom' in 2008, "Cartesian Dreams" in 2009 and "Big Money" in 2011. The band also toured relentlessly in Europe and the States in support of their releases and have now become a true staple of the Hard Rock crowd among the two continents. Their latest album 'Precious Metal' cemented once again the amazing abilities of this super talented band!
 
With the special tie that HOUSE OF LORDS have with the Italian crowd we can expect a blazing show offering classic songs and more recent hits. HOUSE OF LORDS will rock the house !!
 
Weblinks: www.frontiersrockfestival.com // www.facebook.com/frontiersrockfestival

 
 
Mon
16
Feb

STYX - In Anaheim, CA - Live Report

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Monday, February 16, 2015
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STYX COMES THROUGH WITH TERRIFIC PERFORMANCE IN SOLD-OUT CALIFORNIA SHOW
By Gerry Gittelson

Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA -- It's been more than 15 years since Dennis DeYoung left the rock band Styx, yet the fivesome plays on -- performing a lot more shows every year than Styx did when their great founding singer was still around.
Styx made their way through Southern California just recently, including a sold-out performance Thursday, Jan. 21 at City National Grove in the shadow of Disneyland, and the capacity crowd was going crazy for all the hits like "Blue Collar Man," "Renegade" and of course "Come Sail Away."

Original guitarists Tommy Shaw and James Young remain, and both have done a good job combating the cruel realities of the calendar. At 61, Shaw, especially, still looks young and fit, and his voice was darn near perfect on "Man in The Wilderness" and "Crystal Ball."
Young took the microphone for "Miss America," proving full well that he can kick some ass, too.

Meanwhile, Canadian import Lawrence Gowan has settled in nicely as DeYoung's replacement -- no easy task -- and though the tenor of Gowan's voice sounds different, he still came through with well-executed versions of "Lady," "Come Sail Away" and "Suide Madame Blue," as all three selections proved among the evening's highlights.

For nearly two hours Styx rocked, and there was never a dull moment. The band has a keen feel for timing with a little choreography thrown in, and it never hurts to throw in a Beatles classic -- in this case, "I Am The Walrus."
Bassist Ricky Phillips from The Babys and Bad English did a fine job holding down the beat with drummer drummer Todd Sucherman, and original Styx bassic Chuck Panozzo even came out to join in for a few songs like "Fooling Yourself."
In all, a triumphant night for Styx, no question about it. The band is still among America's best, and the fact there was nothing offered that predated 1983 or so should be seen as a bonus, not a negative.

No reason to play new material when there are so many classics. It's a good position to be in. Nostalgic? Maybe. Thoroughly entertaining? You bet.
 
  
 
Fri
13
Feb

DEF LEPPARD Announce Summer Tour with STYX & TESLA

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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–  Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 20 at LiveNation.com –
 
– Styx and Tesla Set To Join The Tour As Special Guests –
 
“…the greatest power-pop band ever to masquerade as metal."
- New York Magazine
 
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2015) – Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour.  The Live Nation-promoted tour hitting nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will kick off on June 23 in Tampa, Fla. at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre. Joining Def Leppard on their massive summer outing are rockers Styx and Tesla. Please see full tour routing below. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. on www.livenation.com. Please see below for full details and on sale information.
 
Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS, last summer.
 
2015 TOUR DATES
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
All shows on sale Feb. 20 unless otherwise noted.
 
June 23 - Tampa, FL (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
June 25 - West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
June 27 - Birmingham, AL (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
June 28 - Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
June 30 - Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 2 - Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 3 - Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
July 5 - Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
July 7 - Gilford, NH (Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook)
July 9 - Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
July 11 - Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
July 12 - Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
July 14 - Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
July 15 - Youngstown, OH (Covelli Centre)*
July 17 - Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 21 - Mt. Pleasant, MI (Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino)*
July 23 - Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)
July 24 - Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
July 25 - Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug 7 - Sturgis, SD (Buffalo Chip Campground)**
Aug 8 - Sioux Falls, SD (Sioux Falls Arena)
Aug 10 - Oklahoma City, OK (Chesapeake Energy Arena)*
Aug 11 - Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
Aug 14 - Sedalia, MO (Missouri State Fair)
Aug 15 - Des Moines, IA (Iowa State Fair)
Aug 17 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug 18 - Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Aug 21 - Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
Aug 22 - Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug 23 - Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
Aug 27 - St. Paul, MN (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug 28 - Grand Forks, ND (Alerus Center)
Aug 30 - Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
Sept 1 - Allentown, PA (Allentown
Sept 3 - Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)
Sept 4 - Maryland Heights, MO (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre)
Sept 5 - Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Sept 16 - Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheater)
Sept 17 - Ridgefield, WA (Northwest Amphitheater)
Sept 19 - Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Sept 22 - Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept 23 - Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
Sept 25 - Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheatre)
Sept 26 - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
Sept 28 - West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
Sept 30 - Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
Oct 2 - Bozeman, MT (Brick Breeden Fieldhouse)
Oct 4 - Bismarck, ND (Bismarck Civic Center)
 
* - Def Leppard & Tesla Only
** - Def Leppard Only
 
Tickets/VIP Onsale Dates & Times:
- Rock Brigade Concert Club VIP Presale begins Feb 17th at 10am
JOIN the Rock Brigade Concert Club HERE
- VIP Presale: Begins Feb 18th at 10am
- Citi Cardmember Presale: Begins Feb 18th at 10am
- LiveNation Presale: Begins Feb 19th at 10am
- Facebook & Local Venue Presale: Begins Feb 19th at 10am
- General Public On-sale: Begins Feb 20th at 10am
 
Wed
04
Feb

Grand Premiere Of LOVER UNDER COVER 'The Roadmovie To Väsby'

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Grand Premiere Of LOVER UNDER COVER The Roadmovie To Väsby
 
“It's here! Our very own road movie.  Join us on our trip up to Sweden's best music festival VÄSBY ROCKFESTIVAL. For 1 hour and 10 minutes you'll be joining us on rehearsals in Gothenburg, The roadtrip to Uppsala, backstage in Upplands Väsby, lots of music and crazy stuff. We had a lot of fun up there. So make some popcorn and join us on an adventure with the music is focus.
 
~ Micke E, Micke C, Martin, Perra, Patrik”
 
 
An extended DVD version will be available for sale via the band’s website: www.loverundercovertheband.com
 
Watch!
 

 
Sat
31
Jan

NIGHT RANGER Book Solo Headline Show For London

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
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RARE UK CONCERT
LONDON ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY
THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2015
 
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE: 0844 249 1000
BOOK ONLINE: Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic or See Tickets
 
Night Ranger (left to right): Keri Kelli, Kelly Keagy, Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Eric Levy
Photo courtesy of Night Ranger
 
As a warm-up to their forthcoming appearance at Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival in the UK on Saturday 14th March, the critically acclaimed San Francisco hard rockin’ band Night Ranger will play a rare concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March.
 
 
 
Tickets for the Islington O2 Academy show are available from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 249 1000, or can be booked online from Ticket Web, Eventim, Gigantic or See Tickets.  For VIP Packages, visit Night Ranger’s Official Website.
 
Night Ranger features bassist and vocalist Jack Blades, plus Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards).
Night Ranger have sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed over 2,500 live shows, and have played with the biggest names in rock including Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, ZZ Top, Journey, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Cheap Trick, and many more.
 
Night Ranger will perform songs from their multi-platinum 1983 album Midnight Madness which includes their smash hits Sister Christian, When You Close Your Eyes and (You Can Still) Rock In America, plus songs from their 2014 studio album High Road featuring their hit single High Road.
 
High Road features classic Night Ranger feel-good, high-energy kick-ass rock n’ roll,” says Night Ranger’s frontman Jack Blades.  Drummer and singer Kelly Keagy adds - “We’re proud of the new album and we’re really looking forward to playing the new songs as well as the 80s classics in London at the Islington Academy show on March 12th.  See you there.”
 

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