We’re Going Back to the Beach!

With great pleasure, we present the second installment of Playing in the Sand, an all-inclusive concert vacation on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico – January 17-20, 2019. 

The weekend’s performances take place at the Barceló Maya Grand, an all-inclusive resort sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach. You can reserve a room at the Barceló, or choose to stay at one of the 8 other hand-picked resorts, each boasting a variety of restaurants, bars, and daily activities. Whether you plan to spend your days lounging by the pool or exploring Mexico’s natural treasures and sacred ancient history via one of the off-site adventures, it’s time to start preparing yourselves for a real good time!

Packages go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1 PM ET, but as a member of our email list, you are invited to sign up for a special 24-hour pre-sale beginning Tuesday, August 21st at 1 PM ET.SIGN UP FOR THE PRE-SALE HERE

Last Shows of 2018 at LOCKN’

The Summer Tour is over, but there are still two more shows left in 2018! See Dead & Company perform at LOCKN’ Festival for their last shows of the year.PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Tour
BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS
TO TOUR THIS FALLTRIO FEATURING DON WAS AND JAY LANE PERFORMING SONGS OF GRATEFUL DEAD AND MORE 19 DATES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros featuring Bob Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane performing songs of Grateful Dead and more will embark on a 19-stop tour this fall. The tour kicks off October 16 and runs through November 18, hitting major markets across the US including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver, and Washington D.C. See the complete list of dates below.

Fans can sign up for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale now through Monday, August 6 at 5pm ET by clicking here. Enhanced Fan Experiences will also be offered on the tour including a premium ticket in the first 10 rows, soundcheck access, a show-specific exclusive poster, and more. Enhanced Fan Experience details can be found by clicking here. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, August 10 at 10am local time.

Weir says, “Wolf Bros is something that really took its roots back in the spring of 2015 when Don Was came up to TRI and helped us piece together Dead & Company. For a while now I’ve been itchin’ to explore our songs in a trio setting. An upright bass, my acoustic or electric guitar and a drummer. We did some rehearsals this past spring and it was big fun—and that’s the whole idea. We were kickin’ around Dead songs as well as tunes from my back pages. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a big adventure with this…”

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BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS TOUR
October 16 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV
October 18 The Theater at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
October 20 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
October 22 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
October 23 Moore Theater Seattle, WA
October 24 The Wilma Missoula, MT
October 26 Delta Hall at Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT
October 27 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
October 29 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
October 31 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
November 5 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
November 6 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
November 8 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
November 9 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
November 10 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
November 12 Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.
November 13 The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
November 16 Boch Center Wang Theatre Boston, MA
November 18 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS :
UNVEIL NEW SONG
‘MIND YOUR MANNERS’
INSTANT GRAT RELEASED TODAY HERE
 
“DRIVING RAIN”
FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW ALBUM ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ IS THE HIGHEST SOLO CHART DEBUT AT RADIO FOR SLASH
Listen to “Driving Rain” HERE
 
NEW LOS ANGELES SHOW OCTOBER 16 AT THE PALLADIUM ONSALE TODAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 HERE
HEADLINING U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 IN LOS ANGELES
ALL TICKETS HERE
 
NEW ALBUM
‘LIVING THE DREAM’
OUT SEPTEMBER 21 VIA SNAKEPIT/ROADRUNNER RECORDS HERE
 
Today, Friday, August 17, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have unveiled the new song “Mind Your Manners,” off their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM out on September 21 via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records , in partnership with Roadrunner Records . The new song follows the release of first single “Driving Rain” now the highest charting radio debut of SLASH’s solo career cracking Top 20 at Rock radio with a climb to #17 this week. “D riving Rain”has already generated well over 1 million streams . Listen to “Driving Rain” HERE and “Mind Your Manners” HERE , purchase the songs digitally HERE and pre-order LIVING THE DREAM HERE .
 
SLASH describes “Mind Your Manners,” “I wrote this song on the spot to help the band get up and running once we got back in the studio this past January. It’s just a go-for-it type of song. Pretty straightforward rock and fun to play.” MYLES KENNEDY adds “’Mind Your Manners’ was something I didn’t hear until the guys had started jamming together. It’s a cool, up-tempo sort of thing and I knew immediately it would have its own place on this record. Lyrically, it’s about how when things are going well there always tends to be someone who tries to rain on your parade and knock you down. You have to keep people like that in check and not let them get to you.”
 
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): BRENT FITZ (drums), SLASH (guitar), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals) FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals) and TODD KERNS (bass & vocals).
Credit all: Gene Kirkland.
 
T oday, August 17 , SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS announced a secondLos Angeles show set for October 16 at The Palladium in Hollywood, CA . Tickets for the Octo ber 16 Los Angeles show are onsale starting today, HERE . The group’s North American headlining tourofficially begins September 13 in Los Angeles and will visit 20 major cities including New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC (Silver Spring, MD), Chicago (New Buffalo, MI), Dallas (Thackerville, OK), Austin, Houston, and more before ending October 16 in Los Angeles (all dates below). All tickets for the fall SMKC tour are available at : http://www.slashonline.com . 
 
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS(Guitar & Vocals). On LIVING THE DREAM , SLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) on the powerful 12 song collection . The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love , debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASHsome of the best critical acclaim of his career. World On Fire was tagged by Guitar World as “another bold and unapologetically riffy statement” and “a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort” (December 2014). Rolling Stone described Apocalyptic Love–the band’s debut album–as “filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork” and Revolver declared it “a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums” (May 2012).
 
LIVING THE DREAM album cover art created by artist Ron English.
 
Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM :
 
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts
 
Following are SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS tour dates:
 
 
For more information on SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS , visit: 
 
 
 
Listen to the new song “Driving Rain” on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1LaQ68tkDg&feature=youtu.be
 
Purchase “Driving Rain” and digitally pre-order the album LIVING THE DREAM :
 
 
About Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators:
S LASH –the iconic, GRAMMY-winning , American rock guitarist , songwriter and film producer –has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies , garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album , Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie ,Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS –which features MYLES KENNEDY (lead vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass/vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music for over four years . SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album . Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawningSLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits : “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASHreleased Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from SLASHfiction, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. He is currently working on a new film project. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS unleashed their second album World On Fire to worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career. SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten , World On Fire achieved over 12, Top Ten chart debuts around the world . The album’s title track, first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio . In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the ongoing “ Not In This Lifetime Tour” which Billboard now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time .
 
ANN WILSON OF HEART
TODAY RELEASES “I AM THE HIGHWAY”
AS FIRST TRACK FROM HER NEW ALBUM
‘IMMORTAL’
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 14 ON BMG
 
ANN’S HEADLINING DATES START TONIGHT,
AFTER WHICH SHE JOINS THE SUMMER-LONG 
STARS ALIGN TOUR”
WITH JEFF BECK AND PAUL RODGERS BEGINNING JULY 18
 
 

Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis
ANN WILSON of HEART, one of rock’s most distinctive and powerful vocalists, has released I Am the Highway” as the first track from her new album that’s due out September 14 on BMG. Fittingly titled IMMORTAL, the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay tribute to some of ANN‘s influences and friends who’ve recently passed and whose music poignantly lives on.
“I Am The Highway”–originally an Audioslave song that was sung by the late Chris Cornell and written with his bandmates–was released today (July 6) across all digital platformsafter its premiere yesterday at RollingStone.com. The song is also available as an instant-grat track with album pre-orders, starting today; click here to access.
“The song is strong, confident, spiritual,” says the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee of “I Am The Highway.” “It’s about a person who refuses to be tied down to the mundane, who is constantly looking for freedom and independence on a more universal scale, not just ordinary everyday reality. It was the cry of a soul, and it’s a beautiful song. Chris and I were friends; we had a lot in common, we were both outsiders in a way. He left us with amazing music.”
For IMMORTAL, which marks her debut for BMGANN has teamed with original Heart producer Mike Flicker (Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange, among others). “Mike was the first producer to believe in me,” ANN says. “He was my first teacher in the studio and knows how to provide that special support needed to bring out my soul in the recording process. It is exciting to work with him for the first time since 1980. I have traveled many, many miles since then but the old feeling is still there and fresh on Immortal. He has fearlessly helped me bring my ideas to life once again and it’s been a great collaboration.”
ANN chose the album title IMMORTAL after revealing some working titles early on in the project. “The original working titles evolved as the concept for the album evolved; a little bit at a time,” explains ANN. “As my understanding of what I had undertaken grew and clarified, I realized a larger truth; that the souls may have departed but the songs will forever be their resonances. These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock.”
The finely etched tracks that comprise IMMORTAL cover a lot of musical ground, with many highlights including songs by Leonard Cohen (“A Thousand Kisses Deep”), Amy Winehouse (“Back to Black”), David Bowie (“I’m Afraid of Americans”), Lesley Gore (“You Don’t Own Me”) and Tom Petty (“Luna”). ANN says the criteria for choosing this collection of songs was easy. “First of all, I had to LOVE them! They had to be songs I could get inside of authentically as a singer. Lyrics are important to me but the most important thing is always the marriage of words and melody that makes the song magic!”
With sexism at the forefront of the national conversation, ANN says this did factor into the inclusion of “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore. “‘You Don’t Own Me’ was originally an early feminist anthem in the 1960’s and ’70’s. Since then the idea of self possession has grown to be more universal…This song is about refusing to be objectified and owned. By anyone.”
IMMORTAL includes some very special guests as well. “Warren Haynes plays on Tom Petty’s ‘Luna’ and ‘You Don’t Own Me,'” ANN reveals. “Ben Mink is featured on Leonard Cohen’s ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black.’ They are both musicians and great people whom I admire. It’s always a pleasure and an honor to work with them. Their souls shine through on these songs!”
The full IMMORTAL track listing is as follows:
“You Don’t Own Me” (Lesley Gore)
“I Am the Highway” (Chris Cornell, Audioslave)
“Luna” (Tom Petty)
“I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)
“Politician” (Cream) in honor of Jack Bruce
“A Thousand Kisses Deep” (Leonard Cohen)
“Life in the Fast Lane” (Joe Walsh, The Eagles) in honor of Glenn Frey
“Back to Black” (Amy Winehouse)
“A Different Corner” (George Michael)
“Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty)
ANN‘s headlining solo dates start tonight (July 6) in Snoqualmie, WA and run through July 15 in Aspen, CO. Then, she joins the much-anticipated “Stars Align Tour” with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers, which kicks off July 18 in West Valley City, Utah and stops in over 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada including Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto and Nashville, before wrapping August 26 in TampaANN‘s set list this summer will include songs from IMMORTAL. The songs will also be featured in ANN‘s first-ever solo television special (details TBA), taped this past Aprilat the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL, to coincide with the album’s release.
ANN WILSON‘s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
 
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Headlining Dates:
Fri
7/6
Snoqualmie, WA
Snoqualmie Casino
Sat
7/7
Bremerton, WA
Admiral Theatre
Mon
7/9
Salem, OR
Elsinore Theatre
Wed
7/11
Jacksonville, OR
Britt Pavilion
Thu
7/12
Lemoore, CA
Tachi Palace
Sat
7/14
Albuquerque, NM
Route 66 Casino
Sun
7/15
Aspen, CO
Belly Up
Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers:
Wed
7/18
West Valley City, UT
USANA Amphitheatre
Fri
7/20
Irvine, CA
Five Point Amphitheatre
Sun
7/22
Chula Vista, CA
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Tue
7/24
Houston, TX
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Wed
7/25
Dallas, TX
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sat
7/28
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun
7/29
Chicago, IL
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tue
7/31
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed
8/1
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Fri
8/3
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sat
8/4
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
^Tue
8/7
Lewiston, NY
Artpark Amphitheatre
Wed
8/8
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Fri
8/10
Indianapolis, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
^Sat
8/11
Pittsburgh, PA
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Sun
8/12
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue
8/14
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri
8/17
Nashville, TN
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Sun
8/19
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
^Mon
8/20
Vienna, VA
Wolf Trap
Thu
8/23
Jacksonville, FL
Daily’s Place
Sat
8/25
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sun
8/26
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
^with Jeff Beck only
with Cheap Trick
Fri
9/21
Lincoln, CA
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Alligator Records News, Blues & More

ALLIGATOR RECORDS SET TO RELEASE ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 13

LISTEN BEFORE YOU BUY! Stop by our free stuff page to download the track Right Now Is The Hour and check out our jukebox to hear (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher and Another Mule.

 

“Elvin Bishop has always been big fun and is the ringmaster in his own blues circus. With Willy Jordan and Bob Welsh, Bishop whomps out tough, muscular and rollicking boogie-infused blues.” 
–No Depression

“Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.” 
–Fresh Air, NPR 

 

“Raw and simple and utterly endearing.” 
–Relix

 

Ever since Rock & Roll and Blues Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop first hit the scene with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band back in 1965, he’s blazed his own musical trail. Touring the world for decades delivering his original, good-time countrified blues, Elvin has always inspired his fans with his rowdy guitar playing and witty, slice-of-life songs.

Late in 2015, Elvin formed The Big Fun Trio, with Bishop on guitar and vocals and his friends Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals. The group’s instantly crowd-pleasing music and undeniable chemistry took the blues world by storm. Their debut album won both a Grammy nomination and a Blues Music Award nomination.

SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE finds the group again fearlessly laying it all on the line. The album mixes rousing, new originals, reinventions of three Bishop classics and some unexpected, soul-shaking covers. Elvin wrote or co-wrote five songs (including two by the entire trio). The potent title track—a tongue-in-cheek State Of The Union address as only Elvin can deliver— kicks the album off with Bishop aiming his lyrical truths at the chaos in Washington, while his deep blues guitar playing drives the point home. Lookin’ Goodfinds Elvin autobiographically gazing in the rearview mirror with sharp, wry lyrics accompanied by Welsh’s perfect blues piano. Willy Jordan sings lead on four songs, including blistering reinventions of Jackie Wilson’s Higher And Higher and Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain. Bob Welsh, whose guitar or piano playing highlight every song, pounds the ivories on his own Bob’s Boogie.

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio are clearly having a very good time. Having spent almost three years performing, these three tremendously talented musicians continue to inspire each other to new heights. As Living Bluessays, “Elvin’s Bishop’s Big Fun Trio has wonderful chemistry and are a joy to hear.”

Pre-order SOMETHING SMELLS FUNKY ‘ROUND HERE for the sale price of $14.98.

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Dead & Company has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences & Seamless Packages on tour including a premium concert ticket with early venue entry, a limited edition, screen printed poster and a commemorative concert ticket and case.

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GODSMACK

RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘WHEN LEGENDS RISE’

TODAY, APRIL 27 VIA BMG

ALBUM FEATURES THE TOP 5 ROCK SONG “BULLETPROOF” AND TITLE TRACK, “WHEN LEGENDS RISE”

SET FOR FESTIVAL APPEARANCE TONIGHT IN JACKSONVILLE, FL AT WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

BAND KICKS OFF CO-HEADLINING 30-CITY AMPHITHEATER TOUR WITH SHINEDOWN ON JULY 22

 

Multi-platinum band GODSMACK, today (4/27), have released WHEN LEGENDS RISE (via BMG), marking the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The 11-song collection features the Top 5 rock song “Bulletproof” and title track, “When Legends Rise, which premiered recently (4/13) with Billboard.com alongside an interview with GODSMACK’s SULLY ERNA. In addition, “When Legends Rise” will serve as a theme song for WWE’s “Greatest Royal Rumble” event, which streams live today at noon ET on WWE Network. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital. Purchase or Stream it here.

 

Earlier this month, GODSMACK released the official music video for “Bulletproof.Directed by filmmaker Troy Smith, the song’s video is a short film that parodies the making of a rock video with cameos from Billy Ray Cyrus and Sebastian Bach. SULLY ultimately hires his crazy Italian cousin to direct the video and everything goes wrong.Click hereto watch.

 

Tonight, the band–SULLY ERNA [vocals, guitar], TONY ROMBOLA [guitar], ROBBIE MERRILL [bass], and SHANNON LARKIN [drums]–will kick off their 2018 live shows in Jacksonville, FL headlining at Welcome to Rockville, the first of seven U.S. festivals the band will perform at through July 14. Next up is their co-headlining six-week outdoor amphitheater tour with Shinedown which kicks off July 22 and hits more than 30 cities (see all dates below).

 

20 years since the release of their debut album and 20 million album sales later, GODSMACK are an even stronger animal than before. The proof is in the grooves of WHEN LEGENDS RISE.

 

 

TOUR DATES:

DATE CITY VENUE
Festival Appearances:
Fri 4/27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
Sat 4/28 Sunrise, FL Fort Rock Festival
Sat 5/5 Concord, NC Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion
Fri 5/18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
Fri 5/25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Thu 7/12 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
July 12-14 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Rock Fest
Godsmack/Shinedown Tour:
Sun 7/22 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 7/24 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
*Wed 7/25 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Fri 7/27 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sat 7/28 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
*Sun 7/29 Des Moines, IA KAZR Bday Show
Tue 7/31 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thu 8/2 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 8/3 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sat 8/4 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
Mon 8/6 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
Wed 8/8 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat 8/11 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 8/12 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Tue 8/14 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Wed 8/15 Biloxi, MS Coast Coliseum
Thu 8/16 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sat 8/18 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sun 8/19 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 8/21 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed 8/22 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri 8/24 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
Sat 8/25 Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
Sun 8/26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Tue 8/28 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Wed 8/29 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater
Fri 8/31 Scranton, PA Mortgage Mountain Performing Arts Center
Sat 9/1 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 9/2 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

 

*indicates a non-Live Nation show

 

 

 

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HOOBASTANK
RELEASE TITLE TRACK
“PUSH PULL”
OFF THE GROUP’S SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM
DUE OUT MAY 25 (HERE)
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “PUSH PULL”(HERE)
Hoobastank. Photo credit: Ashley Osborn.
As Hoobastank gear up for the release of PUSH PULL, their sixth studio album out May 25, the group have premiered the title track and lyric video today HERE . PUSH PULL finds the multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominated Hoobastank — DOUG ROBB (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRIN Lead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)–exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor. PUSH PULL ( Napalm Records ) is available for pre-order HERE and at PledgeMusic HERE.
Watch the lyric video for “Push Pull,” the title track from Hoobastank’s new albumHEREor click on the image below to play the song.
On PUSH PULL, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer). As a result, the album nails a bull’s-eye to the group’s underappreciated sweet spot–the large-scale, muscular ‘80s-‘90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose “Heads Over Heels” gets abrawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection. Hoobastank approached PUSH PULLwith the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “The Reason”garnered multiple GRAMMY nominations for “Song of the Year,” “Best Rock Album” and “Best Pop Performance” for a Duo or Group.
Album highlights include the go-for-broke “Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),” which sums up Hoobastank’s attitude. “At least we get to fly,” sings ROBB. In the title track“Push Pull,” and “More Beautiful,” DOUG unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN’s early, late–‘90s penchant for Chic and “groove-based” dance music. Songs like “True Believer” and “Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)” show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them. “We Don’t Need the World” and “There Will Never Be Another” explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. DOUG’s lyrics to the headphones-worthy “Fallen Star” were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve.
With PUSH PULL, Hoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.
Hoobastank. Photo credit: Ashley Osborn.
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Willie Nelson turns 85-years-old on Sunday. On April 26 the outlaw country legend will issue a new studio album Last Man Standing, which is now available to stream via NPR Music’s First Listen series.

My photos of Willie Nelson

Buy Willie Nelson’s New Album “Last Man Standing”




Last Man Standing Tracklist

  1. Last Man Standing
  2. Don’t Tell Noah
  3. Bad Breath
  4. Me & You
  5. Something You Get Through
  6. Ready To Roar
  7. Heaven Is Closed
  8. I Ain’t Got Nothin
  9. She Made My Day
  10. I’ll Try To Do Better Next Time
  11. Very Far To Crawl
“25 YEARS AND COUNTING”
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF MUSIC, COUNTING CROWS ANNOUNCE 2018 WORLDWIDE TOUR
WITH MULTI-PLATINUM BAND +LIVE+
 
(April 2, 2018) – After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 YEARS AND COUNTING” tour, starting with a 40+ city trek across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation, the tour will begin June 27 in Boise, ID and travel across cities such as San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, New York, Boston, Toronto and Chicago before concluding September 22 in Nashville, TN. Joining the tour is multi-platinum band +LIVE+.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public in select cities starting Friday, April 6 at 10am local time. Counting Crows and +LIVE+ fan presales will begin tomorrow, April 3 at 10am local time. Please see below for full tour itinerary and visit www.livenation.com for full details.
“The nice thing about having 25 years of music to celebrate and seven studio albums we absolutely love to choose from is that we can play a different show every night,” said Crows vocalist Adam Duritz. “The nice thing about touring with +LIVE+ is that we get to spend yet another summer with old friends who play great music. We can’t wait!”
+LIVE+ vocalist & guitarist Ed Kowalczyk echoed those sentiments: “+LIVE+ is beyond excited to get out on the road this summer and play for our fans. We are freshly reunited and performing with a confidence and ferocity that we can’t wait for people to experience. The fact that we will be sharing the stage once again with the incomparable Counting Crows is icing on the cake!”
In addition to celebrating 25 years of music in 2018, Duritz has also launched a new podcast, Underwater Sunshine! – a series of conversations between noted non-journalist Duritz and his pal, author and music journalist James Campion, about life, music, and whatever comes into their large and incredibly handsome brains. The weekly podcast, published every Monday, currently holds a five-star rating. View it on iTunes HERE.
Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass) and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993. Known for creating unique and innovative concert experiences year after year, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the world’s most pre-eminent touring live rock bands. The band released their seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland in September 2014, which earned critical acclaim as one of the “band’s best,” scored a top 10 debut and was recognized as one of the group’s “stronger works (USA Today),” claiming a spot on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of the 2014 list with the track “Dislocation”. For more information on Counting Crows visit:

+LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. Throwing Copper produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was #1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. For more information on +LIVE+ visit: http://freaks4live.com/
Counting Crows – 25 Years And Counting 2018 Tour with +LIVE+
All dates featuring +LIVE+ unless marked with a *
All dates promoted by Live Nation unless marked with a ^
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Wed, June 27^
Boise, ID
Taco Bell Arena
Fri, June 29
Auburn, WA
White River Amphitheatre
Sat, June 30
Ridgefield, WA
Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Mon, July 2
Reno, NV
Grand Theatre – Grand Sierra Resort
Tues, July 3^
Murphys, CA
Ironstone Amphitheatre
Fri, July 6
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun, July 8
Irvine, CA
FivePoint Amphitheatre
Tues, July 10
Chula Vista, CA
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Fri, July 13*^
Indio, CA
Fantasy Springs Casino
Sat, July 14*^
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint
Mon, July 16*^
Salt Lake City, UT
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Wed, July 18
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
Sat, July 21
Austin, TX
Austin360 Amphitheater
Sun, July 22
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Tues, July 24
Irving, TX
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Thu, July 26
Tupelo, MS
Bancorp Arena
Sat, July 28
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sun, July 29
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Tues, July 31
St. Petersburg, FL
Al Lang Stadium
Wed, Aug 1
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sat, Aug 4
Jacksonville, FL
Daily’s Place
Sun, Aug 5
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
Tues, Aug 7
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Wed, Aug 8
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
Fri, Aug 10
Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Stadium
Sat, Aug 11
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
Tues, Aug 14
Holmdel, NJ
PNC. Bank Arts Center
Wed, Aug 15
Hartford, CT
The XFINITY Theatre
Fri, Aug 17
Boston, MA
Xfinity Center
Sat, Aug 18
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Wed, Aug 22
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sat, Aug 25
Syracuse, NY
New York State Fair
Sun, Aug 26
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center
Wed, Aug 29
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Thu, Aug 30
Pittsburgh, PA
KeyBank Pavilion
Sat, Sept 1
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Sun, Sept 2
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed, Sept 5*
Champaign, IL
State Farm Center
Thu, Sept 6
Indianapolis, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat, Sept 8
Chicago, IL
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sun, Sept 9
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
Tues, Sept 11
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Thu, Sept 13^
Council Bluffs, IA
Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
Sat, Sept 15^
Sioux City, IA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sun, Sept 16^
Minneapolis, MN
Mystic Lake – Amphitheater
Tue, Sept 18*
Cedar Rapids, IA
U.S. Cellular Center
Wed, Sept 19*^
Madison, WI
Breese Stevens Field
Sat, Sept 22*^
Nashville, TN
Pilgrimage Festival
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