Rocky Took a Lover,recorded live at Minneapolis radio station The Current.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 6 Philadelphia, PA@ Tin Angel
Oct. 7 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 8 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theater
Oct. 9 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Oct. 11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Oct. 12 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
Oct. 14 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
Oct. 15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Oct. 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Oct. 17 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
Oct. 20 Los Angeles, CA @Hotel Café
Oct. 21 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Bryan Ferry preps new CD
Monday, July 12, 2010 – Bryan Ferry returns with his brand new studio album "Olympia" on Oct. 26, his debut for Astralwerks Records. This will follow the release of the brand new single You Can Dance on Aug. 10.
Ferry reunites on record with members of Roxy Music, including Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay. This is the first album to reunite them since Roxy Musicâs seminal album "For Your Pleasure" in 1973.
The album features musical contributions from Nile Rodgers, Pink Floydâs David Gilmour, Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea, ex Stone Roses Mani (Primal Scream) and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.
The CD features eight new songs, and Ferryâs adaptation of Tim Buckleyâs Song To the Siren, Traffic's No Face, No Name, No Number and collaborations with Scissor Sisters (Heartache By Numbers) and Groove Armada (ShamelessSongs are:
You Can Dance
Heartache by Numbers
Me Oh My
Song to the Firen
No Face, No Name, No Number
BF Bass (Ode to Olympia)
Reason or Rhyme
Tender is the Night
The CD was co-produced by Ferry and Rhett Davies.
Linkin Park plans new CD for September
Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Linkin Park will release "A Thousand Suns" on Sept. 14 (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros.). The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin (U2, Johnny Cash) and Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda, who last joined forces to produce Linkin Park's 2007 release, "Minutes To Midnight."
The band also announced that the first single from the new album will be The Catalyst, which debuts on radio worldwide on Aug. 2 and will also be featured on the band's MySpace Music profile (http://www.myspace.com/linkinpark).
Prior to the song's release, the band and MySpace are teaming up for "Linkin Park, Featuring You," a promotion that gives fans a first-of-its-kind opportunity to collaborate with Linkin Park to produce their own song based on some of the tracks from the forthcoming single.
A winner will be chosen by Linkin Park and their submission will either be included on the band's new album or the winner will be invited to perform with the band on a song on the upcoming record.
Beginning tomorrow, July 9, fans can go to myspace.com/linkinpark to download audio stems from "The Catalyst." Fans will be encouraged to adjust the stems and also record and produce their own additional tracks. Fans can use their own music production software to create their song and then upload it to the band via their MySpace page. Once each new version is submitted, the track will be shared in an embeddable player, which anyone can access to rate and comment, as well as click through to record their own tracks. The contest is live as of tomorrow.
The "Linkin Park, Featuring You" promotion is the start of a multi-phase global partnership between the band and MySpace Music. Throughout the next four months, Linkin Park fans worldwide will have access to live shows, exclusive content and special chances to interact with the band.
"Our albums are the foundation of who we are as a band, and reserving a spot for a fan to play on one of our songs felt like a way to show our dedication to them," said Shinoda. "There are a lot of unknowns about what might get submitted for this contest, but that's what makes it fun. Our fans continually energize us with their creativity and dedication, so I think they're going to come up with something great."
The band (Shinoda, vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, DJ Joe Hahn and bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell) also recently announced that they'll be touring Europe this fall, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the O2 World, Berlin and wrapping Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the 02 Arena, London.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 9 Maquinaria Festival Santiago, Chile
Oct. 11 SWY Music & Arts Festival Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oct. 20 O2 Arena Berlin, Germany
Oct. 22 Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
Oct. 23 Tips Arena Linz, Austria
Oct. 25 Bercy Paris, France
Oct. 27 Lanxess Arena Koln, Germany
Oct. 29 O2 Arena Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 30 MCH Arena Herning, Denmark
Nov. 1 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
Nov. 2 Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
Nov. 4 MEN Arena Manchester, UK
Nov. 9 LG Arena Birmingham, UK
Nov. 10--11 O2 Arena London, UK
Allman undergoes liver transplant
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 – Greg Allman underwent a successful liver transplant operation today at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. The singer, keyboardist, songwriter and guitarist had been on a waiting list for the transplant.
"I feel pretty good, considering everything that's happened," said Allman, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. "Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they've just all been great."
The surgery took place this morning after Allman was notified that an appropriate liver had been donated. "All I can really say is thanks,'" the singer said.
The transplant comes as a result of Allman's previous battle with Hepatitis C, a liver disease. In late 2007, Allman began a series of treatments for his Hepatitis C, but chronic damage of his liver led to doctors recommending a transplant. "I changed my ways years ago," Allman said, "but we can't turn back time. Every day is a gift, and I can't wait to get back on the road making music with my friends."
Teenage Fanclub return with fall tour
Sunday, June 20, 2010 – Teenage Fanclub will return North America beginning Sept. 22 to tour in support of their new record, "Shadows." While here, the band will also appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Sept 28.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 22-23 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern * on sale June 28
Sept. 24 Montreal, QC Le National
Sept. 25 Boston, MA Royale
Sept. 28 New York, NY Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Sept. 30 Brooklyn, NY Williamsburg Waterfront w/ Belle and Sebastian
Oct. 1 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Oct. 2 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Oct. 3 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's Theater
Oct. 5-6 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Oct. 7 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Oct. 11 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
Oct. 12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Oct. 14 Seattle, WA Showbox w/ Superchunk and Telekinesis
Oct. 15 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Superchunk and Telekinesis
Oct. 16 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
KT Tunstall records third CD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – KT Tunstall will release her third studio album, "Tiger Suit," on on Sept. 28 on Virgin.
After a world tour, Tunstall began demo-ing songs for "Tiger Suit," a title inspired by a dream, in 2009 at the solar-powered recording studio she has built at her home in the English countryside. After pre-production at London's Sarm Studios, the Scottish-born Tunstall traveled to Berlin to record the CD over the course of three weeks in January at the Hansa Studios. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kasabian and Editors.
Tunstall co-wrote several tracks with Linda Perry and Greg Kurstin, as well as her long-time collaborators Martin Terefe and Jimmy Hogarth, both of whom contributed to "Drastic Fantastic" and its predecessor, 2006's platinum-seller "Eye To The Telescope."
Released in 2007, "Drastic Fantastic" included Hold On. "Eye to the Telescope" sold more than four million copies worldwide thanks its three singles, the Grammy-nominated Black Horse the Cherry Tree, Suddenly I See and Other Side of the World.
Next month, Tunstall will perform during "WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun" halftime presentation. This event will showcase the world's best female basketball players under one roof when the WNBA's top talent faces the USA Basketball Women's National Team at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Saturday, July 10.
Tunstall will perform two solo shows that week: July 13 at New York City's Hiro Ballroom and July 15 at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles.
School of Seven Bells sets tour, new CD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 – School of Seven Bells will embark on a headlining North American tour this fall. Starting Sept. 9 in Brooklyn, NY, the tour sees the band traveling across the US and Canada, wrapping up in Philadelphia on Oct. 22. Opening the tour is electronica-harp playing Active Child.
School will tour behind their forthcoming album "Disconnect from Desire," due July 13 on Vagrant Records/Ghostly International. The album, produced by band member Benjamin Curtis and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig, was recorded in the band's home studio and mixed in Los Angeles at Ocean Way Recording.
The band is comprised of
Curtis (formerly of Secret Machines) and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, (formerly of On!Air!Library!) and released their debut album "Alpinisms" in 2008
Tour dates are:
Sept. 9 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
Sept. 11 - Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA
Sept. 12 - Club Metronome - Burlington, VT
Sept. 13 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QB
Sept. 15 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
Sept. 16 - Blind Pig - Ann Arbor, MI
Sept. 17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Sept. 18 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Sept. 19 - 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 20 - Blue Moose Tap House - Iowa City, IA
Sept. 21 - Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
Sept. 23 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
Sept. 24 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
Sept. 25 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Sept. 27 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
Sept. 28 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
Sept. 29 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Sept. 30 - Independent - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 1 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 2 - Detroit Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 3 - The Loft- San Diego, CA
Oct. 5 - Plush - Tucson, AZ
Oct. 6 - Launchpad -- Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 8 - Hailey's -- Denton, TX
Oct. 9 - Mohawk - Austin, TX
Oct. 10 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
Oct. 11 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 12 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
Oct. 14 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
Oct. 15 - The Social - Orlando, FL
Oct. 16 - Grand Central - Miami, FL
Oct. 18 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 19 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Oct. 20 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Oct. 21 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
Oct. 22 - Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
Richard Thompson slates new CD
Monday, June 14, 2010 – Richard Thompson is finishing his new album "Dream Attic," set for an Aug. 31 release on Shout! Factory. Last week, Thomspon received the Les Paul Award at the 2010 MOJO Honours Awards show in London.
Southbank Centre in the UK has chosen Thompson as the Artistic Director of the 17th Meltdown festival scheduled for June 12 20 in London. Previous artists chosen to curate the festival include David Bowie, Patti Smith, Massive Attack, and Ornette Coleman.
Thompson fans can visit http://www.richardthompsondreamattic.com/ to get a free download of the new track Big Sun Falling In The River.
The new disc is a collection of 13 new songs recorded live. A special edition of the set containing a second disc of all 13 demos will also be available on the Dream Attic site, and a national tour will be announced at a later date.
Go-Go's cancel summer farewell tour
Friday, June 11, 2010 – The Go-Go's announced Thursday the cancellation of Happily Ever After, their summer farewell tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off July 7 at Lilith Fair
San Diego, and conclude in Austin on July 27. The band will also be
unable to perform live on Good Morning America, scheduled for July 16 in
New York's Central Park.
The decision resulted from guitarist Jane Wiedlin injuring herself
after a 20-foot fall while hiking near her home in Northern California a
couple of weeks ago. She is scheduled for ACL replacement surgery for her
knee in the coming weeks, with a prognosis of up to a year recovery time.
"The band is heartbroken and hopes their fans will send best wishes for
Jane's speedy recovery," the band said in a statement.
Tickets can be refunded at point
Ricky Martin to star in Evita
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – Evita will open on Broadway in the spring of 2012 in New York starring RickY Martin as Che Guevera. The production will also star Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Evita, reprising her performance from the 2006 production in London's West End.
Michael Grandage and Tony Award winner Rob Ashford will return to direct and choreograph, respectively. This is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago.
"I've been blessed with the opportunity to perform on many of the world's largest concert stages, but I've never lost my love for the intimacy of the theater," said Martin. "I'm delighted to know that after I've had the chance to share new music and tour over the coming year, that I will then return once again to Broadway. I'm looking forward to playing such an essential part in Michael Grandage's wonderful production and the chance to work with the tremendously talented Elena Roger."
David Gray plans new CD, tour
Monday, June 7, 2010 – Less than a year after releasing his seventh album," Draw the Line," David Gray will put out a new studio album, "Foundling," out on Aug. 17 on Mercer Street Records/ Downtown Music. This two-disc set will feature the full length album and a nine-song bonus disc featuring never before released material including the first single A Moment Everything Changes.
Currently preparing to kick-off of a co-headlining summer tour with Ray LaMontagne, Gray will appear on the CBS's The Early Show performing an outdoor concert for fans on the network's plaza on Aug. 20 and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Sept. 9. He will also be featured in the second season of the music series, Live from the Artists Den, with Gray's Jan. 5 concert taping at New York's Broad Street Ballroom to air on public television the week of July 19.
Recorded in London and self-produced, "Foundling" finds Gray returning to his folk music roots.
1. Only The Wine
4. Gossamer Thread
5. The Old Chair
6. In God's Name
7. We Could Fall In Love Again Tonight
8. Holding On
9. When I Was In Your Heart
10. A New Day At Midnight
Disc 2: Bonus Disc
2. Morning theme
3. The Dotted line
4. A Million Years
5. Who's Singing Now
6. Old Father Time
7. Indeed I Will
8. A Moment Changes Everything
9. More to me now
10. Dave Jones' Locker
Tour dates are:
Aug. 15 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 17 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 19 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach
Aug. 20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 22 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
Aug. 25 Chicago, IL Millennium Park
Aug. 26 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Theatre
Aug. 29 Council Bluffs, IA Stir Cover @ Harrah's Council Bluffs
Aug. 30 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Opera House
Sept. 1 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Sept. 3 Los Vegas, NV The Pearl @ The Palms
Sept. 4 Valley Center, CA Harrahs Rincon
Sept. 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 8 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
Sept. 10 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre
Isobel Campbell records new CD
Friday, June 4, 2010 – Since departing Scottish indie-pop outfit Belle and Sebastian in 2002, Isobel Campbell has collaborated with former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan and jazz musician Bill Wells. This summer Vanguard Records will release "Hawk" from Campbell.
Produced by the singer herself in a series of locations around the world, the set finds Campbell continuing working in the American roots music. Lanegan lends his blues-folk growl to 8 of the 13 tracks, while the U.S. singer Willy Mason shows up for a pair of tunes, including a stripped-down rendition of No Place to Fall by the late Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt. Campbell and Lanegan duet on another Van Zandt number, Snake Song.
A U.S. tour is being scheduled following the release of "Hawk."
Mastodon cancels European gigs
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – Mastodon canceled their upcoming summer tour of Europe originally set to begin June 5, in Germany and ending July 3, in Finland. Guitarist Bill Kelliher, who has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, was advised by doctors to continue further medical treatment.
Kelliher's medical team is optimistic and expect a full recovery in the weeks ahead as the band looks forward to being part of BlackDiamondSkye also featuring Alice In Chains, The Deftones, slated to begin Sept. 16, in Chicago.
Phil Spector produces wife's disc
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 – Phil Spector's first full recording project in three decades is the debut CD for his wife Rachelle Spector, which he produced and arranged. "Out of My Chelle" features 10 tracks of upbeat, mainstream adult pop, with hints of R&B, rock and dance. The album will be available for download on June 8 at digital retailers and in stores on July 20.
"I trusted her with my life and songs and production," Spector said of his wife. "She's fantastic on this album."
The first single is Here In My Heart. "Like the lyric says," Rachelle said, "no matter where you are, you're here in my heart.' Phil is far away, but he's still the shining light in my life, and I can always feel him here with me."
Phil Spector is currently in prison, convicted of murder. The recording process took more than two years with sessions taking place during downtime from the first and second trials. The resulting songs, blend shades of R&B, rock, dance and disco over a multi-layered pop instrumentation, but are a departure from the producer's renowned "Wall of Sound" orchestrations.
Antony and the Johnsons plan CD, book
Thursday, May 6, 2010 – Antony and the Johnsons will release their new album, "Swanlights", on Oct. 4 in Europe and the UK via Rough Trade, and the next day in the U.S. via Secretly Canadian.
Abrams Image will simultaneously release a special edition of "Swanlights," which will include the CD inside a 144-page art book containing Antony's paintings, collages, photography and writing.
"Swanlights" is the fourth Antony and the Johnsons album and the follow up to the "The Crying Light." Johnson burst into the international spotlight with his second album, "I am a Bird Now", which won the UK's Mercury Music Prize.
OH!3 slate new CD for June
Friday, April 30, 2010 – OH!3 will release their new disc, "Streets of Gold," on June 29.
The album which follows the Boulder, Col-based duo of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte's breakthrough debut, "Want" will be preceded by the single, My First Kiss (featuring Ke$ha). The track is slated to begin streaming exclusively at the band's own www.3oh3music.com, beginning on Monday, May 3.
The CD from the electro rock group will be available in a variety of editions, including standard CD, standard digital, and deluxe CD/DVD, which will be obtainable exclusively via the www.3oh3music.com webstore. The "Streets of Gold" CD/DVD will feature a 30-minute documentary on the making of the album, a 16-page comic book created by Foreman, expanded artwork and more, all packaged in a deluxe gold brick. The first 500 fans to purchase the "Gold Deluxe Bundle" which includes the CD/DVD, an instant MP3 of My First Kiss (Feat. Ke$ha) and an exclusive pre-order t-shirt will also receive a limited edition "Streets of Gold" lithograph, signed by 3OH!3.
The group is on a tour with Cobra Starship. Presented by MTV, the "Too Fast For Love" tour will travel North America through mid-June. Upon the North American tour's conclusion, 3OH!3 will head out on a series of international festival dates, including T In The Park in Glasgow, Scotland on July 9; Belgium's Pukkelpop on Aug. 2; and the annual Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on Aug. 7-8.
Tour dates are:
May 2 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom (NOTE NEW VENUE)
May 4 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
May 5 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
May 7 Rochester, NY Rochester Institute of Technology
May 8 Danbury, CT Western Connecticut State University
May 9 Boston, MA House of Blues
May 11 Washington, DC 930 Club
May 12 New York City, NY Roseland Ballroom
May 14 Columbus, OH Ohio State University Center
May 15 Chicago, IL The Bamboozle Chicago *
May 16 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
May 18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Mainroom
May 19 Kansas City, MO Uptown
May 21 Denver, CO Fillmore
May 22 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
May 23 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort
May 25 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
May 26 Seattle, WA Showbox
May 28 San Francisco, CA Warfield
May 29 San Diego, CA Soma
May 30 Anaheim, CA The Grove
June 1 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
June 2 Phoenix, AZ The Bamboozle Roadshow *
June 4 Dallas, TX Palladium
June 5 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
June 7 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
June 8 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
June 9 Orlando, FL House of Blues
June 11 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier
June 12 Wantagh, NY The Bay Stage @ Jones Beach
June 13 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
Kylie Minogue slates new CD
Monday, April 26, 2010 – Pop star Kylie Minogue returns this summer with her brand new album "Aphrodite" on July 6 by EMI's Astralwerks Records. The album's first single All The Lovers, will be available on June 29.
Minogue announced the release of "Aphrodite" with a snippet of the single on her website, www.kylie.com, this past Tuesday.
Stuart Price was executive producer. The list of songwriters includes Minogue, Price, Calvin Harris, the Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, NERVO and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley.
"The single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album." said Minogue. "As I was recording it I knew that All The Lovers' had to be the first single; it sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly. It gives me goose-bumps, so I'm really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it".
McCartney teams with Concord
Thursday, April 22, 2010 – Paul McCartney will market and distribute his solo and Wings catalog through Concord Music Group.
The announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of "McCartney," his first solo album released April 1970.
This exclusive global arrangement, will cover both physical and digital distribution of McCartney's post Beatles catalog including solo albums such as McCartney, Ram, McCartney II, Tug Of War, Pipes of Peace, Give My Regards To Broad Street, Press To Play, Flowers in the Dirt, Off the Ground, Flaming Pie, Driving Rain, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, Memory Almost Full, and Good Evening New York City. The classic Wings albums include Wildlife, Red Rose Speedway, Band On The Run, Venus and Mars, Wings At The Speed of Sound, Wings Over America, London Town and Back To The Egg. The catalog also includes the albums recorded under the McCartney pseudonyms Percy "Thrills" Thrillington, The Fireman and Twin Freaks.
McCartney fans can look forward to a reissue program beginning in August with "Band On The Run"; Paul McCartney & Wings' number 1 album from 1973. It will be available in a variety of configurations, including a special collector's multi-disc edition with remastered audio, enhanced packaging and bonus content.
In 2007, Concord Records and Starbucks partnered to form Hear Music whose inaugural release was Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full." The McCartney-Concord relationship has since blossomed to include the 2009 release of McCartney's historic multi-disc live CD/DVD "Good Evening New York City."
"Since the release of Memory Almost Full in 2007 I've had a good working relationship with Concord and enjoyed our mutual love of music," said McCartney. "I'm looking forward to continuing this relationship with the new catalog campaign. I'm always looking for new ways and opportunities to get my music to people and Concord share this passion."
"Working with Paul McCartney, the MPL team and this tremendous catalog is an unbelievable honor," stated Glen Barros, Concord Music Group President and CEO. "To so many of us here at Concord and to millions of people all over the world, Paul's music has formed a big part of life's soundtrack.' So to now be a part of representing this amazing body of work is nothing short of a dream come true."
Disturbed finishes new disc
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – Disturbed are in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album, "Asylum." The release is the follow-up to their 2008 platinum album "Indestructible." The self-produced disc will be released by Reprise Records in late summer.
Disturbed began writing in September 2009 and recording in February of this year. Front man David Draiman described it as "still identifiably Disturbed, but showing more maturation. We feel this is one of the strongest bodies of work we've ever put together. It definitely goes in familiar areas, but with new levels of precision and skill."
Lyrically, Draiman said, the themes "range from very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here."
"We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger," he said. "We want it to be an album that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always."
Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed have sold 11 million albums and 6 million digital tracks worldwide and have scored 8 number 1 singles at Active Rock radio over the course of their career.
Disturbed is Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer.
Hole sets tour
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – Courtney Love will perform her first headlining North American tour this summer in support of "Nobody's Daughter," the new album by Hole on Mercury Records, set for release next week on April 27. The tour kicks-off in June, with the first wave of ticket pre-sales beginning this Wednesday, April 21, with general on-sale set for April 24.
In advance of the official tour, the new line-up of Hole will perform two shows at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles (April 22-23 sold-out in advance) and the Terminal 5 in New York City (April 27-28, also sold-out in advance). Those dates will dovetail with guest spots on CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman (April 27), The View (April 28) and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (April 29).
Tour dates are:
June 22 Philadelphia Electric Factory
23 Boston House of Blues
25 Montclair, NJ Welmont Theatre
27 Washington, DC 930 Club
Iceland volcano grounds Bad Lieutenant
Friday, April 16, 2010 – Having exhausted possible scenarios to make their way to the U.S. from their British homes, the members of Bad Lieutenant canceled Saturday's appearance at the Coachella festival in California.
The band is comprised of Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, Jake Evans, Stephen Morris and Tom Chapman. A publicist said the band "determined that there is simply no way for them to play at tomorrow's Coachella festival. The volcanic ash cloud formed by the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano on Wednesday continues to keep British airspace closed and all flights in and out cancelled. The band is very disappointed not to be able to play for their fans."
Green Day's American Idiot musical coming on CD
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – Reprise Records will release âThe Original Broadway Cast Recording of American Idiotâ on April 20, the same day the show will open at the St. James Theatre in New York City. The official album features the 24-member cast accompanied by Green Day.
Based on Green Dayâs chart-topping 2004 album âAmerican Idiot,â the musical and the cast recording include every song from the CD as well as several songs from the bandâs current album â21st Century Breakdown.â
Green Dayâs singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool wrote the score to the show, which follows the journey of a new generation of young Americans as they strive to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Armstrong wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book with the showâs director, Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (âSpring Awakening)â. The albumâs arrangements and orchestration were done by Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (âNext to Normalâ), who is the showâs music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger. Armstrong is the albumâs producer.
The album features the entire Broadway cast, including Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. as âJohnnyâ, Tony Vincent as âSt. Jimmy,â Stark Sands as âTunny,â Michael Esper as âWill,â Rebecca Naomi Jones as âWhatsername,â Christina Sajous as âExtraordinary Girl,â and Mary Faber as âHeather.â The show is choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), and Carmel Dean is the music director.
Phil Collins goes back to Motown
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – Phil Collins will release âGoing Back,â a disc finding the singer recreating the Motown and soul music that influenced him, in September. This will be the Genesis singerâs first new studio album in eight years.
Collins will play a string of concerts at New York Cityâs Roseland Ballroom from June 22-25. Billed as UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: PHIL COLLINS PLAYS 60âS MOTOWN & SOUL, the shows will be exclusively devoted to the music from âGoing Backâ and other classic R&B/pop gems. The concerts will be presented as an âold schoolâ style, standing-room-only dance concert.
Supporting Collins will be an 18-piece ensemble of musicians and vocalists. Anchoring the group will be three of Motownâs legendary session players, aka The Funk Brothers- bassist Bob Babbitt and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette - who are also featured on the âGoing Backâ album. The live band will also include long-time Collins cohorts Chester Thompson (drums), Daryl Stuermer (guitar) and Brad Cole (keyboards), plus Leslie Smith (percussion). Rounding out the ensemble will be a five-member horn section and six backing vocalists.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 19 to Citibank cardholders.
âIt shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone that I've finally made an album of my favorite Motown songs,â said Collins. âThese songs - along with a couple of Dusty Springfield tracks, a Phil Spector/Ronettes tune, and one by the Impressions - make up the tapestry, the backdrop, of my teenage years. I remember it as if it was yesterday, going to the Marquee Club in London's Soho and watching The Who, The Action, and many others, playing these songs.
In turn I'd go out the next day to buy the original versions.â
âMy idea, though, was not to bring anything ânewâ to these already great records, but to try to recreate the sounds and feelings that I had when I first heard them. My intention was to make an âoldâ record, not a ânewâ record. To be able to have three of the surviving Funk Brothers play on all the tracks was unbelievable. There was one moment when they were tracking âHeat Waveâ that I experienced a wave of happiness and wonder that this was actually happening to me! I learned more about production skills and the wonderful songwriting of those concerned whilst making this album, than I have from anything else. To those pioneers...much love and gratitude.â
The songs slated for inclusion on âGoing Backâ range from the album opener, the Temptationsâ Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) to the album-closing title track, a Collins-arranged version of the Gerry Goffin/Carole King tune Going Back, made famous by Dusty Springfield. In between, the collection captures multiple songs by Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everythingâs Alright), Blame It On The Sun, Never Dreamed Youâd Leave In Summer; Martha And The Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave, In My Lonely Room, Jimmy Mack; and the Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love, Something About You, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever.
The Temptations get another shout-out with Papa Was A Rolling Stone, while the Goffin-King team is again represented by a second Dusty Springfield track, Some Of Your Loving. Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions are captured on Talking About My Baby, while Phil hails the Ronettes with Do I Love You? The Motown-fest continues with Smokey Robinson & The Miraclesâ Going To A Go-Go, The Supremesâ Love Is Here, and Kim Westonâs Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While).
The Deftones ready CD, plan tour
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – The Deftones will release their sixth album, âDiamond Eyes,â May 4.
The disc was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters), and recorded / engineered by Paul âFigâ Figueroa (Alice in Chains, Bad Religion). A video for the title track will premiere on myspace.com on April 14 for 72 hours. The film was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, B-52âs, etc.). After that, the clip will be available for viewing on You Tube beginning April 17.
Fans can pre-order the CD through www.deftones.com. Every album pre-order will include an instant bonus track of the M83 remix of the track Rocket Skates. This is exclusive to fans through the DEFTONES web site only.
For vinyl fans, A special, very limited edition 7â vinyl pressing of Rocket Skates will be available for sale on April 17 as a Record Store Day exclusive release.
Live dates are:
Saturday April 24 Vive Latino Festival 2010 Mexico City, MEX
Tuesday April 27 Club 101 El Paso, TX
Thursday April 29 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
Friday April 30 Las Palmas Race Park Mission, TX
Saturday May 1 Edgefest / Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX
Sunday May 2 Buzzfest / Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
Saturday May 22 Rock on The Range Fest Columbus, OH
Wednesday June 9 B1 Club Moscow, RUS
Friday June 11 Copenhell Copenhagen, DEN
Saturday June 12 Download Fest Donnington Park, UK
Sunday June, 13 Nova Rock Burgenland, AUS
Tuesday June 15 Ancienne, Belgique Brussels, BEL
Wednesday June 16 Melkweg Max Amsterdam, NET
Friday June 18 HellFest Nantes, FRA
Saturday June 19 Hurricane Fest Scheesel, GER
Sunday June 20 Southside Fest Newhausen, GER
Tuesday June 22 Colonia Sonora Fest Torina, ITA
Wednesday June 23 Volkshaus Zurich, SWI
The Futureheads plan tour, new CD
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – British band The Futureheads will play shows in support of their upcoming release, âThe Chaos,â set to drop June 1 on New York-based Dovecote Records. The tour, which is the bandâs first U.S. tour in more than four years, will kick off with a special record release show on June 1 in Brooklyn at The Music Hall of Williamsburg and take the band through major markets on the East Coast before it wraps in Chicago on June 12 at Lincoln Hall.
Seven years since the release of their first record, The Futureheads recorded 11 songs for the new CD.
Tour dates are:
June 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (Record Release Party!)
June 2 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
June 3 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
June 4 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
June 5 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
June 7 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
June 8 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
June 10 - Toronto, ONT - Mod Club
June 11 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
June 12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
The band also will later hit the west coast.
Roger Waters rebuilds The Wall with tour
Monday, April 12, 2010 – Roger Waters is bringing "The Wall" back to life again on the 30th anniversary of the CDs release. Waters will start touring the U.S. in September and continue into December.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 15 - Toronto, Air Canada Centre
Sept. 20-2121 - Chicago, United Center
Sept. 26 - Pittsburgh, Consol Energy Center
Sept. 28 - Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 30 - Boston, TD Garden
Oct. 5 - New York, Madison Square Garden
Oct. 8 - Buffalo, HSBC Arena
Oct. 10 - Washington DC, Verizon Center
Oct. 12 - Uniondale, Nassau Coliseum
Oct. 15 - Hartford, XL Center
Oct. 17 - Ottawa, ScotiaBank Place
Oct. 19 - Montreal, Bell Centre
Oct. 22 - Columbus, Schottenstein Center
Oct. 24 - Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 26 - Omaha, Qwest Center
Oct. 27 - St Paul, Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, Scottrade Center
Oct. 30 - Kansas City, Sprint Center
Nov. 3 - New York, Izod Center
Nov. 8-9 - Philadelphia, Wachovia Center
Nov. 13 - Fort Lauderdale, Bank Atlantic Center
Nov. 16 - Tampa, St. Pete Times Forum
Nov. 18 - Atlanta, Philips Arena
Nov. 20 - Houston, Toyota Center
Nov. 21 - Dallas, American Airlines Center
Nov. 23 - Denver, Pepsi Center
Nov. 26 - Las Vegas, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov. 27 - Phoenix, US Airways Center
Nov. 29 - Los Angeles, The Forum
Dec. 6 - San Jose, HP Pavilion
Dec. 10 - Vancouver, General Motors Place
Dec. 11 - Tacoma, Tacoma Dome
Dec. 13 - Anaheim, Honda Center
On his web site, Waters posed the question, "Why am I doing the Wall again now?"
"I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago: " What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?"
"I believe this is still a supremely relevant question, and the jury is out. There is a lot of commercial clutter on the net, and a lot of propaganda, but I have a sense that just beneath the surface, understanding is gaining ground. We just have to keep blogging, keep twittering, keep communicating, keep sharing ideas.
30 Years ago when I wrote The Wall I was a frightened young man. Well not that young, I was 36 years old."
"It took me a long time to get over my fears. Anyway, in the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with it's concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, Whatever! All these issues and isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life."
"This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years. In some quarters, among the chattering classes, there exists a cynical view that human beings as a collective are incapable of developing more humane' ie, kinder, more generous, more cooperative, more empathetic relationships with one another."
"I disagree. In my view, it is too early in our story to leap to such a conclusion, we are after all a very young species. I believe we have at least a chance to aspire to something better than the dog eat dog ritual slaughter that is our current response to our institutionalized fear of each other. I feel it is my responsibility as an artist to express my, albeit guarded, optimism, and encourage others to do the same. To quote the great man, You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.'"
Taking Back Sunday regroups
Monday, April 12, 2010 – Taking Back Sunday started work on their fifth studio album with its original line-up. The New York rock band has reformed, with the same band members as their 2002 debut "Tell All Your Friends."
Vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist Eddie Reyes and drummer Mark O'Connell reunited with vocalist/guitarist John Nolan and bass player Shaun Cooper, who departed in 2003 after the release of "Tell All Your Friends." "This crazy idea came up, and once we started exploring it and talking on the phone it was almost like all that time hadn't passed between us," said Lazzara. "Given the history and the years that had passed, I don't think any of us really knew if hanging out again let alone writing and playing together would actually work. For it to feel so comfortable and effortless so quickly made us realize that we had to give it a chance."
Nolan said, "I never would have imagined that this group of people reuniting would be possible. Since we parted ways we all went down very different paths and somehow everything we've experienced individually over the past seven years has brought us back to a point of genuine appreciation and love for each other as people and musicians. There's a shared excitement and enthusiasm within this group that I haven't experienced since the early days of the band."
Of the departure of bassist Matt Rubano and guitarist/vocalist Matt Fazzi, a statement from Taking Back Sunday's website said, "Sometimes it takes some time to remember where you were headed in the first place and the people you intended to go there with. There are no hard feelings, just the future." \
Taking Back Sunday will be recording their album in Los Angeles this summer with producer Eric Valentine, who worked on their previous album "Louder Now." Plans are in the works for a handful of exclusive preview shows in the near future and extensive touring as soon as the album is finished. "I'm so glad this is happening," said Reyes, "because I can already hear something in the songs that reminds me of why all of us were so passionate about this band to begin with."
Wilco plans Massachusetts fest
Thursday, April 8, 2010 – Wilco will stage its own festival in August at a modern art museum in northwestern Massachusetts.
The Solid Sound Festival is a new festival curated by the Chicago band and will feature Wilco along with the side projects of the members on Aug. 13 15 at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, Mass.
The fest is an independently promoted and ticketed three-day event of music, art, comedy, interactivity and more. Wilco headlines the weekend, in the bandʼs only East Coast performance of the summer, apparently on Saturday along with other appearances.
Glenn Kotcheʼs On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensenʼs Pronto all will appear.
The festival will feature indoor and outdoor stages. "The whole thing is designed to be multi-faceted, with the art being as much a part of it," Wilco spokesperson Deb Bernardini told Billboard.com. "The idea was to do something a little bit different, where being in the space would be a part of the whole event."
Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 9 through the bandʼs official website Wilco and through the festival. From April 9 to May 31 tickets for the three-day event will be available for $86.50 (including all fees and parking) and after June 1 for $99.50 (including all fees and parking).
The Gaslight Anthem prep new CD
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – The Gaslight Anthem unveiled the cover art and track listing for their forthcoming album âAmerican Slang." (SideOneDummy Records). The 10-song CD is set for release in the U.S. and Canada on June 15, and around the world that same week.
Produced by Ted Hutt (who produced the band's second album, âThe â59 Soundâ), The Gaslight Anthem is Brian Fallon (vocals/rhythm guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar), Ben Horowitz (drums) and Alex Levine (bass).
1. American Slang
2. Stay Lucky
3. Bring It On
4. The Diamond Church Street Choir
5. The Queen of Lower Chelsea
8. Old Haunts
9. The Spirit Of Jazz
10. We Did It When We Were Young
The first single off the album, the title track, is currently streaming on the band's Facebook and MySpace pages.
Stones to release two DVDs
Thursday, March 18, 2010 – The Rolling Stones will release two DVDs this year through Eagle Rock. "Stones In Exile" is the story of the making of the classic album "Exile On Main Street," which was released in 1972 as a double LP and is considered by many to be their masterpiece. This title is due to be released in June with bonus material and follows the broadcast of the main show by the BBC in late May and the reissue of the album at the same time.
The second of the releases is "Ladies And Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones," the concert film from 1972. Fully restored from the original film, it will be released nationally in cinemas and then receive its first ever authorized DVD release The title will also be released in high definition on Blu-ray this fall.
The Rolling Stones line-up featured on both DVDs is: Mick Jagger vocals; Keith Richards guitars; Bill Wyman bass; Charlie Watts drums; Mick Taylor guitars.
Geoff Kempin of Eagle Rock commented, "We are delighted to add a band of such unparalleled caliber as the Rolling Stones to our catalogue and are delighted to be bring to consumers a pair of such important and high quality titles."
Phish sets summer tour
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 –
Phish will kick off an extensive summer tour on June 11 at Toyota Park in Chicago. An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/ and will end on Friday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. eastern. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 2.
The tour ends in mid-August in Wantagh, N.Y.
Tour dates are:
June 11 Chicago, IL Toyota Park
June 12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
June 13 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
June 15 Portsmouth, VA Telos Pavilion at Harbor Center
June 17-18 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
June 19-20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 22 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
June 24-25 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
June 26-27 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 29 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
July 1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
July 2 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 3-4 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park
Aug. 5-7 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
Aug. 9-10 Telluride, CO Telluride Town Park
Aug. 12-13 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 14-15 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 17-18 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
DragonForce seeks new singer
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 –
DragonForce split with lead singer ZP Theart, they announced Tuesday.
"It is with great regret that DragonForce announce a parting of the ways with singer ZP Theart," the group said in a statement. "This is due to insurmountable differences of musical opinion but the rest of the band sincerely wishes ZP great success with his future projects."
The band includes Herman Li - guitars/backing vocals, Sam Totman - guitars/backing vocals, Vadim Pruzhanov - keyboards/backing vocals, David Mackintosh - drums/backing vocals and Frederic Leclercq - bass / backing vocals.
While members started writing the fifth album, they have also started a worldwide search for a new vocalist. "We are looking for a powerful, melodic singer to write a new chapter of DragonForce with us." said Li.
Anyone wishing to audition for the vacant position should apply following the instructions at the DragonForce web site.
Goo Goo Dolls announce album title, tour
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – The Goo Goo Dolls announced that the title of their forthcoming studio album will be "Something for the Rest of Us," the Goo's ninth studio album due later this year on Warner.
The band, which is singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin announced dates for their spring tour, which begins April 6 in Augusta, Ga., and criss-crosses the U.S. through mid-June.
"Something for the Rest of Us" is the follow up to 2006's "Let Love In, "which marked The Goo Goo Dolls' 20th anniversary as a band. The album spawned several Top 10 singles, including Better Days, Stay With You and the title track.
Special guests will be The Rocket Summer from April 10 May 18 (except May 4) and Vedura from May 19 June 12:
Tue Apr 06 Augusta, GA First Tee Golf of Augusta
Thur Apr 08 Wilmington, NC Trask Coliseum
Sat Apr 10 Oswego, NY SUNY Campus Center
Sun Apr 11 Wilkes Barre, PA FM Kirby Center
Tues Apr 13 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
Thurs Apr 15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Fri Apr 16 Potsdam, NY Cheel Arena
Sat Apr 17 Erie, PA Penn State Behrend
Tues Apr 20 Richmond, VA The National
Wed Apr 21 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Fri Apr 23 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
Sat Apr 24 North Charleston, SC Performing Arts
Sun Apr 25 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre
Tues Apr 27 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Sun May 2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Tues May 4 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
Wed May 5 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
Sun May 9 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
Tues May 11 South Bend IN Morris Performing Arts Center
Wed May 12 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theatre
Fri May 14 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Sat May 15 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theatre
Sun May 16 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic
Hole finally returns
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 – Hole, the band fronted by Courtney Love, will be back after a 12-year hiatus with a new disc in late April.
"Nobody's Daughter," which drops April 27 on Mercury, contains the new single Skinny Little Bitch. The song is out today.
Along with Love, the new line-up of Hole includes 23-year-old British guitarist Micko Larkin (formerly of London indie rockers Larrikin Love), bassist Shawn Dailey (of Rock Kills Kid), and drummer Stuart Fisher. (Jack Irons, formerly of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, played drums on the album.) Hole recently played a brief series of dates in February at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, then in Milan and Amsterdam. Hole is scheduled to perform at the Spin party at the SXSW (South By Southwest) Music Conference in March, with further tour dates to be announced.
"Celebrity Skin" from 1998 was the last Hole disc. This is Love's first record since her solo album "America's Sweetheart" of 2004.
Idan Raichel Project launches tour
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 – Israeli world artist Idan Raichel is launching his first tour of the U.S. in a year, starting on the west coast in early March for seven shows. But this tour is different from previous efforts as it's being billed as the Idan Raichel Project Unplugged.
Raichel has released two CDs in the U.S. the "Idan Raichel Project" in 2006 and "Within My Walls" in 2009. Both are on the Vermont-based world music label, Cumbancha. The music incorporates Hebrew, Spanish and Arabic language and sounds.
Tour dates are:
March 3 Seattle
March 4 Vancouver, Canada
March 7 Boston
March 8 New York
March 9 Margaret, N.J.
March 10 Oakland, Cal.
March 11 Palo Alto, Cal.
Sting tours with orchestra
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 – Sting, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will embark on a world tour this summer. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Steven Mercurio.
Sting will perform his most songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement. Selections will include "Roxanne," "Next To You," "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and "Every Breath You Take," to songs from Sting's solo career - "Englishman in New York," "Fragile," "Russians," "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," "Fields of Gold," and "Desert Rose."
Sting will also be joined by a quartet comprised of Dominic Miller (Sting's longtime guitarist), David Cossin (a multi-percussion specialist in new and experimental music and featured member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars), Jo Lawry (vocalist) and Ira Coleman (bassist).
Presented in a variety of settings, the tour begins June 2 in Vancouver and then travels across North America. Dates announced today include: June 9 at Red Rocks in Denver; June 15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; and July 17 and 18 at Chicago's Ravinia Festival.
Sting will also perform in New York, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington and return to Canada, with stops in Toronto and Montreal. Additional North American cities, venues and on-sale dates will be announced in the next few weeks, with other territories throughout the UK and Europe to follow soon.
Daniel Merriweather opens Rae tour
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – Australian singer and songwriter Daniel Merriweather was selected as the opening act for Corinne Bailey Rae's upcoming North American tour which kicks off April 9 in Vancouver, BC.
This tour comes on the heels of the U.S. release of Merriweather's much-anticipated debut album, "Love & War," on Feb. 23(J Records). The album's first single Red, certified platinum, was the second most-played song in the UK and features guitar work from Sean Lennon and Harper Simon. Another album track is Water and a Flame, a duet with Grammy Award-winning soul singer Adele.
Tour dates are:
April 9 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
April 11 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
April 12 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
April 15 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
April 22 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
April 28 Montreal, QC Club Soda
April 30 Boston, MA House Of Blues
May 1 Philadelphia, PA TLA
May 3 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 11 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
May 13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 14 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Ellefson returns to Megadeth
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – Megadeth original bassist David Ellefson (1983-2002) is returning to the group, according to founder and frontman Dave Mustaine. This reunion is timed to Megadeth's upcoming month-long Rust In Peace 20th anniversary tour which launches March 1 in Spokane, Wash. Megadeth will play their 1990 album "Rust In Peace" in its entirety.
"This shows the power of brotherly love and forgiveness," Mustaine said. "David Ellefson belongs in Megadeth. Next we are going to show you the power of getting your asses kicked...hard."
Ellefson said, "This is a huge moment for all of us, band and fans alike. It is a great celebration of the music from one of the biggest landmark albums of our career."
Ellefson will join Mustaine and band members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar) on tour in support of the group's current CD "Endgame."
"We'd like to thank James LoMenzo for several years of loyal service on the bass, and wish him the very best," Mustaine said.
No reason was given for the line-up change.
Roadrunner signs Madam Adam
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 – Roadrunner Records signed Charleston, S.C. rock band Madam Adam. The band is currently finishing up the recording of their as-yet untitled Roadrunner debut in Nashville where they are working with producer/mixer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Saliva, Skillet, Sick Puppies.) Roadrunner expects to release the album this summer. The band will be announcing some Southeast tour dates shortly.
The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Scott Gould, bassist Kenny Varner, guitarist Drew Reindollar and drummer Matthew Reindollar
Dave Matthews Band sets tour
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 – The Dave Matthews Band will launch a North American summer tour, starting with a two-night stand in Hartford, CT in late May. An online ticket request period begins this Thursday, Jan. 28 through Monday, Feb. 8 at Dave Matthews tickets. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 26.
The group's platinum-certified 2009 album, "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" (RCA), is nominated for two Grammy awards - "Album Of The Year" and "Best Rock Album."
The band will launch a month-long European tour in Hamburg, Germany on Feb. 16. U.S. tour dates are:
May 28-29 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
June 1 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre The Felice Brothers
June 2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers
June 4 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers
June 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers
June 7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band
June 8 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band
June 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Robert Earl Keen
June 16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
June 18 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen
June 19 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen
June 22 Columbus, OH Huntington Park Robert Earl Keen
June 23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Center Martin Sexton
June 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Martin Sexton
June 30 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton
July 1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton
July 3 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band
July 4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band
July 9 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Zac Brown Band
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park Zac Brown Band
July 13 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Amos Lee
July 14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Amos Lee
July 16-17 New York, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band
July 20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Amos Lee
July 21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Amos Lee
July 23 Washington, DC Nationals Park Zac Brown Band
July 25 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs Music Festival
July 27 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Gov't Mule
July 28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Gov't Mule
July 30-31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Gov't Mule
Aug. 14 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Arena Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Aug. 17 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Brett Dennen
Aug. 20 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Brett Dennen
Aug. 21 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Brett Dennen
Aug. 23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Raphael Saadiq
Aug. 25 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord Raphael Saadiq
Aug. 27 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Raphael Saadiq
Aug. 28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Raphael Saadiq
Aug. 31 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Sept. 3-5 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7
Sept. 10 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Sept. 11 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Sept. 14 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Sept. 15 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Coachella line-up set with Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, Pavement
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 – Coachella 2010 will feature Jay-Z and The Gorillaz during the 3-day fest in southern California in late April. The event also will feature bands including Public Image Limited, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Tiësto, Faith No More and MGMT.
Set for Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal. - the same grounds where Coachella debuted in 1999 - the 2010 line-up will feature more than 130 acts.
The line-up is:
Friday, April 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
Saturday April 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
Sunday, April 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations and www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.
Rob Zombie goes Miami
Thursday, January 14, 2010 – Rob Zombie will direct an episode of CSI: MIAMI to be broadcast Monday, March 1 on CBS. The episode begins production today and is Zombie's television directorial debut.
In the episode, the CSI team discovers that a listening device has been covertly planted at a crime scene, capturing a soundtrack of the murder and, possibly, the voice of the killer. However, when it's revealed the bug was planted by the team's own Jesse Cardoza, the state's Attorney tosses the taped evidence and uncovers accusations of evidence tampering by Cardozo on a murder case in Los Angeles. With the integrity of his team at stake, Horatio Caine and Eric Delko travel to Los Angeles to dig into that murder and clear Cardozo's name. While in Los Angeles, Caine find himself face to face with secrets from Jesse's past and a dangerous element within the LAPD.
"As writers, we were really pushing to create an interesting backdrop that could lend to Rob Zombie's visual style," said Marc Dube, co-executive producer. "We thought opening the episode at a macabre party, with Miami attendees all wearing stylized masks (a la "Eyes Wide Shut") would be a fun kick-off point for Rob do to what he does best -- conveying the cruel and creepy underbelly of humanity."
"I am very excited to be working on a show that has such an intense and unique visual angle on the classic crime drama formula and look forward to putting my own bizarre stamp on the world of CSI: Miami," said Zombie.
The Annuals record EP
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – The Annuals are returning with an EP, "The Sweet Sister," out the end of March.
In 2006, the six members of Raleigh, N.C. group Annuals debuted with "Be He Me" and made their first major-label release, "Such Fun," on Canvasback Records in 2008.
The EP marks band leader Adam Baker's return to the producer role and will be out on Banter Records on March 30. A tour will follow this spring.
3 Sweet Sister
4 Holler and Howl
5 Flesh and Blood
These Arms Are Snakes split
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Seattle post-hardcore quartet These Arms Are Snakes announced their break-up Tuesday, although no reason was given.
""It's with a heavy heart we tell you that These Arms Are Snakes is no more," the group said in a press release. "It's been a great run, and we'd like to send out a very hearty "Thank You" to everyone that we've worked with or anyone that we've toured with; anyone that lent us a floor, towed our van and / or trailer, lent a van, given us a listen, downloaded our records prior to their coming out, bought our shit, or asked us where our band name came from; everyone who cooked us food, made habanero-infused tequila, had a safety meeting with us, let Steve gyrate all over you, had to live with any of us, made us pay shitloads of money to get off your punk label, got us into LOST, found Steve drunkenly wandering the streets of Tokyo alone, played Madlibs in the van (plural nouns), lost money promoting one of our shows, took Chris to the hospital, put up with our drunken sorry asses, got into a fight with us, etc. etc."
'"This band could not have been possible without all of you. We sincerely thank you."
The band's last album was "Tall Swallower and Dove" from 2008 on Suicide Squeeze. They also released "Easter" in 2006 and "Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home" in 2004. The group included Brian Cook on bass and organ, Ryan Frederiksen on guitar, Steve Snere on vocals and Chris Common on drums.
English Beat, Fishbone tour together
Monday, January 11, 2010 – The English Beat and Fishbone are joining forces for a tour crossing the U.S., with the gigs starting Feb. 12 in Austin.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the release of their 1980 debut album "I Just Can't Stop It," which spawned the hits Tears of a Clown, Mirror In the Bathroom, Best Friend, Twist & Crawl and Too Nice to Talk To,The English Beat were a major part of the 2 Tone ska music revolution of the late 70s and early 80s
Fishbone led the US Ska/rock fusion and are celebrating their 25th Career Anniversary, which kicked off with their 1985 singles Party At Ground Zero and ?(Modern Industry).
"I'm going to be celebrating the anniversary by doing what I enjoy the most - singing songs live to a fired-up audience, then traveling overnight on the bus to get ready to do it all over again," said Beat mastermind Dave Wakeling, about the tour. "You have to be a very confident band to follow Fishbone. They give no quarter, take no prisoners, and the stage is awash with their escapades."
"We're very excited to tour with them," said founding Fishbone member Angelo Moore, about his fellow tour mates. "Dave Wakeling and the Beat obviously ushered in a wave of ska that had a broad influence and was inspirational to bands like Fishbone, No Doubt, and Sublime."
Tour dates are:
Feb. 12 Emo's (Austin, TX)
Feb. 13 Granada Theatre (Dallas, TX)
Feb. 14 Warehouse Live (Houston, TX)
Feb. 16 Club at Firestone (Orlando, FL)
Feb. 17 Culture Room (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Feb. 18 State Theatre (St. Petersburg, FL)
Feb. 19 The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
Feb. 20 Tremont Music Hall (Charlotte, NC)
Feb. 22 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Feb. 23 World Cafe Life (Philadelphia, PA)
Feb. 24 Rams Head Live! (Baltimore, MD)
Feb. 25 The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
Feb. 26 Showcase Live (Foxborough, MA)
Feb. 27 The Fillmore at Irving Plaza (NYC)
March 1 The Madhatter (Covington, KY)
March 2 House of Blues (Chicago, IL)
March 3 Turner Hall (Milwaukee, WI)
March 4 The Cabooze (Minneapolis, MN)
March 5 Slowdown (Omaha, NE)
March 6 Gothic Theatre (Englewood, CO)
Surgery on Slayer member postones Carnage tour
Thursday, January 7, 2010 – Back surgery for Slayer band member Tom Araya will result in the postponement of the Carnage Tour with Megadeth and Testament.
- "Tom gave various medical treatments more than a fair shot," said Slayer's manager Rick Sales, "but they just haven't handled the problem, so he's biting the bullet and is scheduled for back surgery at the end of this month."
The decision made by the bassist/vocalist Araya means the cancellation of Slayer's immediate tour plans that include the American and Canadian Carnage Tour dates set to start Jan. 18, as well as the band's UK/European headline tour scheduled for March and April.
Booking agents for both Slayer and Megadeth are already at work rescheduling the tour dates; tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates.
Araya, known for swinging his long mane of hair while performing, began experiencing back problems while on the band's Australian/New Zealand/Japanese tour last October. In spite of his rapidly increasing pain and discomfort, he carried on with the tour, but immediately upon returning home saw an orthopedic specialist who diagnosed a cervical radiculopathy. Araya initially did not want to take the major surgery route, so the specialist recommended a series of minimally-invasive procedures. While those procedures have resulted in some improvement, Araya continues to deal with intermittent bouts of severe pain, numbness and muscle spasms. The surgical procedure that Araya will undergo, called an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion, is a relatively routine practice, and the recovery rate is excellent, according to his publicist.
Sales added, "As unfortunate as this is for so many people - the Megadeth and Testament camps, the concerts' promoters, and, of course, the fans - Tom's health is the number one priority, and this has to happen."
Joe Henry tours in March
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 – Joe Henry will perform in March to support his latest CD, âBlood From Stars.â
Henry just received Grammy nominations for producing new albums from New Orleansâ Allen Toussaint and country folk songsmith Ramblinâ Jack Elliott.
Tour dates are:
March2 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
March3 Portland, OR - The Aladdin
March5 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
March6 Los Angeles, CA â" Largo @ Coronet
March8 New York, NY - The Blue Note
March9 Vienna, VA - The Barns Wolftrap
March 3 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
March12 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
March13 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk
David Gray plays Letterman tonight
Monday, January 4, 2010 – David Gray will stop by The Late Show with David Letterman tonight, Jan. 4 to perform Stella The Artist, the second single off his eighth studio album "Draw The Line." Gray began writing the album in 2007. Gray announced dates for the second leg of his U.S. tour, which will kick off in March.