Thursday, February 23, 2017

The return of Erasure

photo: Doron Gild
Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced details of their 17th album, World Be Gone, out on Mute on May 19.

It is the follow up to 2014’s The Violet Flame, and follows the band’s recent 30th anniversary celebrations.

About the songs, Vince Clarke says, “Obviously the current political climate lends itself to lots of ideas.” Andy Bell continues, “I think there’s an under swell of opinion, and people are slowly waking up. I’m hoping that people will take the album in a positive way, that they’ll use it as optimistic rabble-rousing music.”

Watch the trailer for the new album HERE.

The BRIT and Ivor Novello winning pop duo have released a staggering number of albums, including 5 UK Number 1’s and 17 top 10 singles (35 singles charted in the UK Top 40) and their recent best of, Always, saw Erasure entering the Top 10 album charts once again.

Erasure is special guest on Robbie Williams’ 2017 stadium tour taking place in the summer. Ahead of those dates, Erasure perform three headline shows: May 27 in Glasgow, May 28 in Manchester and May 29 at London’s historic Roundhouse. Full details below.

World Be Gone, written, performed and produced by Erasure and mixed by Matty Green, will be available on CD, ltd edition orange vinyl, regular vinyl & cassette and is available to pre-order now. As a special thank you to fans, everyone who pre-orders the album by 7 April (through the dedicated World Be Gone pre-order site) will get their name included in the album artwork. 500 copies of the album will be signed and all pre-orders give access to the exclusive fan ticket pre-sale for the band’s forthcoming headline shows. Pre-order HERE.

Track listing:

Love You To The Sky
Be Careful What You Wish For!
World Be Gone
A Bitter Parting
Still It's Not Over
Take Me Out Of Myself
Sweet Summer Loving
Oh What A World
Lousy Sum Of Nothing
Just A Little Love

Headline tour dates:

27 May – Glasgow, 02 Academy
28 May – Manchester Albert Hall
29 May – London Roundhouse

Tickets on sale Friday March 3 HERE.

On tour with Robbie Williams:
2 June – UK Manchester, Ethiad Stadium
6 June – UK Southampton, St Mary’s Stadium
9 June – UK Edinburgh, Murrayfield Stadium
13 June – UK Coventry, Ricoh Stadium
17 June – IRE Dublin, Aviva Stadium
21 June – UK Cardiff, Ethiad Stadium
23 June – UK London, Stadium (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)
28 June – DE Dusseldorf, Espirit Arena
1 July – FR Paris, AccorHotels Arena
4 July – NL Nijmegen, Goffertpark
8 July – BE Werchter, Festivalpark
11 July – DE Hannover, HDI Arena
14 July – IT Verona, Stadio Bentegodi
19 July – DE Frankfurt, Commerzbank Arena
22 July – DE Munich, Olympiastadion
25 July – DE Berlin, Waldbühne
29 July – SE Stockholm, Tele2 Arena
4 Aug – NO Bergen, Bergenhus Fortress
7 Aug – DK Copenhagen, Telia Parken
10 Aug – FI Tampere, Ratina Stadium
13 Aug – PL Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
16 Aug – LT Vilnius, Vingis Park
19 Aug – CZ Prague, Airport Letnany
23 Aug – HU Budapest, Groupama Arena
26 Aug – AT Vienna, Ernst Happel Stadium
29 Aug – AT Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadium
2 Sep – CH Zurich, Letzigrund Stadium
7 Sep – RU St Petersburg, Ledovi Dvorets Palace
10 Sep – RU Moscow, Olympiski

Tickets are on sale now from

Doheny Blues Festival 2017 news

I've had the pleasure of attending this great fest the past couple years (see my reviews elsewhere on this blog) and they've got another impressive crop slated this spring. Here is the latest news... 

Headliners for the 2017 Doheny Blues Festival, held May 20-21 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. have been announced.

Performing will be Joe Walsh, Melissa Etheridge's "This Is MEmphis Rock & Soul Revue," Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Mavis Staples, John Primer, Bob Corritore & Henry Gray, Moreland & Arbuckle, Robin Trower, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Samantha Fish, Nico Duportal & the West Coast Connection and Adrianna Marie & the Groovecutters.

More to be announced.

For 20 years, the event has created a festival environment with three alternating stages of blues, rock and soul music, a beachfront venue, microbrews, overnight camping,
an eclectic vendor village and 20,000 music fans throughout the weekend.

There is also a new website with all the details: 
Save up to $50 when you purchase a weekend pass. Advance prices are:
GA $140
VIP $260
Gold $470

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Garbage autobiographical coffee table book release to coincide with summer tour

Garbage's THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE, an autobiographical coffee table book, is due out July 4 via Akashic Books.

Now, for the first time, the band's four members (Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig) tell the story of their incredible journey in their own words. The book includes never before seen photographs of the band as well as pieces written by each of the four band members. THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE was written with former Rolling Stone journalist Jason Cohen.

"We were starting to forget what we wanted to remember," said Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson. "Twenty two years is a long time to keep track of the magic and the madness."

THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE is available for pre-order now HERE. The limited edition pre-order bundle includes a hardcover copy of the book, a custom-made collectible box, and a 12" vinyl with six never before released live recordings of ballads: "Milk", "You Look So Fine", "Cup of Coffee", "Bleed Like Me", "Beloved Freak", and "Even Though Our Love Is Doomed".

Earlier this month, Garbage announced a co-headline North American tour with Blondie that will kick off on July 5 in Saratoga, CA and wrap on August 12 in Dallas, TX. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour and Deap Vally for the second leg. Tickets for the Rage and Rapture tour are on sale now and available HERE.

Best Coast, Grouplove, others to play Planned Parenthood Benefit in LA next week

A very good cause...

Best Coast has announced "Don't Sit Down: A Benefit For Planned Parenthood," which will take place at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on March 4. It will feature the following artists:

Best Coast
Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service (DJ Set)
Lili Hayes (DJ Set)
Lovely Bad Things
Nina & Louise of Veruca Salt
The Side Eyes
Wavves (DJ Set)
Special appearance by Liz Phair

Says Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino, "Planned Parenthood is a cause I have always cared about so much. They were there for me when I needed them, and I want to be there for them when they need me. It breaks my heart to see what is happening in the world, but it makes me happy to see so many people coming together for change. I hope that this event is able to educate people on the necessity of organizations like Planned Parenthood, and allow them to have a good time in the process. I am so thankful to have been able to rally together an amazing lineup of artists to be involved in this, and I can't wait raise some much needed money for Planned Parenthood together."

Tickets for the show go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 am PST. 100% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.

Roger Waters adds to N. American trek

photo: 1point8
More new dates have been added to Roger Waters North American Us + Them tour, including a third show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and a second at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

The 54-show tour will feature songs from Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) plus some new songs and solo work. The tour kicks off in May and runs through October of 2017. 

Tickets and VIP packages for most of the newly added dates go on sale beginning Monday, February 27 (see below for exceptions).

Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound. This new tour promises to be no exception, following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire crowds with its powerful delivery to take the audience on a musical journey.

Us + Them marks the artist's first US return since The Wall Live (2010-2013), his sold-out world tour which was seen by more than 4 million fans globally at 219 shows and remains the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history.

Tour Dates:

May 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
May 28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
May 30 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Jun 1 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Jun 3 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Jun 4 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Jun 7 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Jun 10 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Jun 12 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Jun 14 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Jun 16 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Jun 20 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Jun 21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Jun 24 Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome
Jun 27 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center*
Jul 1 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Jul 3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Jul 6 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Jul 8 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center*
Jul 11 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Jul 13 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Jul 16 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Jul 18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Jul 20 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Jul 22 Chicago, IL United Center
Jul 23 Chicago, IL United Center
Jul 26 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Jul 29 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Aug 2 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug 4 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Aug 8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Aug 9 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Aug 13 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Sep 7 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sep 11 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sep 12 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sep 15 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
Sep 16 Uniondale, NY The New Coliseum
Sep 19 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Sep 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Sep 23 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Sep 24 Hartford, CT XL Center
Sep 27 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sep 28 Boston, MA TD Garden
Oct 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct 3 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Oct 6 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Oct 7 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
Oct 10 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
Oct 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Oct 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Oct 22 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Oct 24 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Oct 28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

*Tickets on sale March 6 for the Jul 8 New Orleans, LA show
*Tickets on sale March 13 for the Jun 27 Los Angeles show

For more information about purchasing tickets, please visit or       

Vanessa Carlton live EP available; tour launched

Vanessa Carlton has release her Earlier Things Live EP  - out now. It is a collection of live versions of earlier work and includes fan favorites such as the Grammy nominated "A Thousand Miles" and "White Houses." Additionally, there is a special duet with John McCauley of the Deer Tick Song "In Our Time." PRESS HERE to purchase album.

On tour now in support of both Earlier Things Live and Liberman Live, which contains live versions of 2015 studio release, Liberman. PRESS HERE for more info.

These two live releases work together to make a whole, and give fans a clear vantage point from which to see the musical evolution of Vanessa Carlton from where she was as a teenager to where she is today as an adult.

Fans were first given a taste of Carlton's musical evolution when the studio version of Liberman was released in 2015 via Dine Alone/Caroline. The songs on the album reflected on Vanessa's current state of mind since moving from NYC to Nashville, marrying husband John McCauley (Deer Tick) and having a baby girl. The simple instrumentation mixed with her wistful vocals and poignant lyrics brought you into her world and showcased a new side to this accomplished songwriter.

Track Listing:

1. Carousel (Live)
2. A Thousand Miles (Live)
3. White Houses (Live)
4. Hear The Bells (Live)
5. In Our Time (Live - Feat John McCauley)
6. Marching Line (Live)

Tour Dates:

Feb 22 Indianapolis, IN @ Schrott Center for the PA
Feb 23 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Feb 24 Chicago, IL @ City Winery - SOLD OUT
Feb 25 Chicago, IL @ SPACE - SOLD OUT
Feb 26 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Feb 28 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
Mar 3 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
Mar 5 Pawling, NY @ Darly's House Club
Mar 6 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Mar 7 Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse
Mar 9 Bay Shore, NY @ YMCA Boulton
Mar 10 New York, NY @ City Winery - SOLD OUT
Mar 10 New York, NY @ City Winery
Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live - SOLD OUT
Mar 12 Richmond, VA @ Tin Pan
Mar 16 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
Mar 17 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
Mar 19 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Mar 21 Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
Mar 23 San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 24 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Mar 25 Austin, TX @ The Parish Room
Mar 30 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Mar 31 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Apr 1 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Apr 3 Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove Underground
Apr 6 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
Apr 7 Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
Apr 8 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 10 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Apr 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Apr 13 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Sainte Rocke
Apr 14 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Apr 15 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House

Ryan Adams tour starts soon; new album out now

Coming off a sold out performance at the Apollo Theater, Ryan Adams’ new album Prisoner is available now:

The limited edition box set version can be found here: 

Adams just did The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has teamed up with Beats 1 for his own show, The Midnight Wave, which debut at midnight PST on Feb. 19 and airs every other week. To tune in, head on over to Get a sneak peek at what’s in store via this preview clip.

Newly added tour dates, including stops at New York’s Beacon Theatre, Washington D.C.’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, The Greek Theatres (in both Berkeley and Los Angeles) and Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado and more begins Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9am local time, while general on-sale begins Friday, Feb. 24 at 10am local time except Milwaukee, which will begin at 12pm local time on those pre-sale and general on-sale dates.

Tour Dates:

2/22/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Records (In-Store Performance)
3/5/17 – Richmond, VA – The National +
3/6/17 – Richmond, VA – The National +
3/8/17 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium +
3/9/17 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center +
3/10/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker Playhouse +
3/12/17 – Tampa, FL – Gasparilla Music Festival
3/14/17 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater +
5/3/17 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
5/7/17 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
5/9/17 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
5/10/17 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ++
5/12/17 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion ++
5/14/17 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/20/17 – Auckland, NZ – Civic Theatre
5/23/17 – Brisbane, AU - The Tivoli
5/26/17 – Melbourne, AU - Margaret Court Arena
5/27/17 – Sydney, AU - Hordern Pavilion
6/1/17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Granada Theater
6/2/17 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
6/3/17 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
6/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater
6/20/17 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/22/17 - Calgary, AB - Jubilee
6/23/17 - Edmonton, AB - Jubilee
6/25/17 - Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
6/27/17 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theater
6/28/17 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
6/29/17 - Portland, OR - Edgefield
7/6/17 – Castro Daire, PT – Nos Alive
7/7/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
7/8/17 – Barcelona, ES – Festival Cruilla
7/29/17 - St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
7/30/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
8/1/17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
8/4/17 – Saint Charles, IA – Hinterland Festival
8/10/17 – Oslo, NO – Oya Fesival
8/17/17 – Brecon, GB – Green Man Festival
9/8/17 - Belfast, IRE - Ulster Hall
9/9/17 - Cork, IRE - Opera House
9/11/17 - Dublin, IRE - Olympia Theater
9/14/17 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
9/15/17 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall
9/17/17 - Gateshead, UK - Sage One
9/18/17 - Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
9/22/17 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall

+ Phoebe Bridgers supports
++ Jenny Lewis supports

Friday, February 17, 2017

Midnight Oil reunion news

This is exciting. I interviewed and reviewed the Oils during the 1990s. Read on for more info about the reunion tour and career retrospectives...

Legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil today announced their first world tour in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” which will contain more than 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material.

“The Great Circle 2017” World Tour will start and end with gigs in Sydney. Appropriately for a band forged in their hometown’s sweat-drenched beer barns, the tour will begin in mid-April with an intimate local pub gig (details to be announced closer to the date).

Midnight Oil will then perform 30 gigs around the world during the northern summer and share festival stages with artists like The Arcade Fire, Sting and The Pixies and finally return to New Zealand after 20 years. This long-awaited World Tour will climax with 18 special homecoming concerts through October-November 2017.

These will be Midnight Oil’s only shows in the last 15 years apart from two stadium benefit concerts (and their related small warmup gigs) in Australia in 2005 and 2009. It will also be the group’s most extensive world tour since their classic late 80’s/early 90’s albums like “Diesel & Dust”, “Blue Sky Mining” and “Earth & Sun & Moon” sold over 10 million copies around the globe.

All dates, venues and ticket information are listed below. Exact onsale times are deliberately being staggered from show to show to reduce website congestion so fans should pay careful attention to all the details at Extensive anti-scalping measures are being taken around this tour so fans are also formally advised to only buy tickets from the official ticket agencies listed on the band’s website to avoid possible fraud and needless overpayment via so called “reselling” sites.

In a press conference on Sydney Harbour, the band also announced the impending release of a remastered CD box set called “The Full Tank” featuring all of their existing albums and EP’s plus a mammoth new 4 CD/8 DVD trove called “The Overflow Tank” which will include over 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material.

Both of these box sets will be housed in replica miniature water tanks like the one featured onstage at so many ‘Oils’ gigs. The band also unveiled their first ever complete Vinyl collection which will feature 11 remastered LP’s and two 12” EP’s all cut at Abbey Rd Studios in London. The three box sets will be released around the start of the tour but full tracklistings and pre-orders are available now via

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Australian culture knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story. They are the incendiary post-punk band from Sydney’s northern beaches who shunned pop TV shows, forging a fierce bond with their audience through nonstop gigging and jagged Oz rock classics like “Back On The Borderline”, “Bus To Bondi” and “Don’t Wanna Be The One”.

They are the musical innovators who turned high tech, anti-jingoistic polemic into hits like “Power & The Passion”, “U.S. Forces” and “When The Generals Talk”. They are the activists whose social justice campaigning includes “The Dead Heart”, “Redneck Wonderland”, “Beds Are Burning” and hijacking the 2000 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony with their “Sorry” suits.

They are the committed humanists and environmentalists who brought us anthems like “Blue Sky Mine”, “Forgotten Years” and “Say Your Prayers” plus a string of protests from the Tasmanian wilderness and the Jabiluka Uranium mine near Kakadu to mid-town Manhattan where they unforgettably stopped traffic outside the Exxon building after the Alaskan oil spill.

In keeping with the band’s longstanding commitments, their carbon footprint during “The Great Circle” World Tour will, of course, be fully offset and sustainability initiatives will be undertaken at all shows. Midnight Oil will also continue their collaborations with local and international environmental organizations including Greenpeace, supporting their campaigns on crucial issues like dangerous climate change and the imminent threats to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Rob Hirst – Drums + Vocals
Martin Rotsey – Guitar
Peter Garrett – Lead Vocals
Jim Moginie – Guitar, Keyboards + Vocals
Bones Hillman – Bass + Vocals

North American Tour Dates:

Sat 6 May Center Stage | Atlanta, GA (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000
Pre-sale: Fri 17 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 12 hours) 
On sale: Sat 18 Feb (12.30pm local time) 
Direct link: 

Tue 9 May The Filmore | Silver Spring, MD (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000 
Pre-sale: Wed 22 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 36 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Thu 11 May House of Blues | Boston, MA (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000 
Pre-sale: Thu 23 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 12 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Sat 13 May Webster Hall | New York City, NY (18+) | Ph: (212) 353 1600 
Pre-sale: Wed 22 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 36 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Tue 16 May Keswick Theatre | Glenside, PA (All ages) | Ph: 888 929 7849 
On sale: Fri 17 Feb (12.00pm local time) 
Direct link: 

Thu 18 May The Vic | Chicago, IL (18+) | Ph: (901) 525 4611
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Sat 20 May Danforth Theatre | Toronto, Canada (19+) | Ph: 1-855-985-5000 
Pre-sale: Fri 17 Feb (10:00am local time, ends Sun 19 Feb 10:00pm local time) 
On sale: Tue 21 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct Link: 

Tue 23 May Paramount Theatre | Denver, CO (All ages) | Ph: 866 461 6556 
Pre-sale: Thu 23 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 12 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Thu 25 May The Wiltern | Los Angeles, CA (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000 
Pre-sale: Thu 23 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 12 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Sat 27 May Fox Theatre | Oakland, CA (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000 
Pre-sale: Thu 23 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 14 hours) 
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time) 
Direct link: 

Mon 29 May Revolution Hall | Portland, OR (21+) | Ph: (901) 525 4611
Pre-sale: Thu 16 Feb (3:00pm local time, ends after 19 hours) 
On sale: Fri 17 Feb (10:00am local time)
Direct link: 

Wed 31 May Moore Theatre | Seattle, WA (All ages) | Ph: 800 653 8000
Pre-sale: Thu 23 Feb (10:00am local time, ends after 12 hours)
On sale: Fri 24 Feb (10:00am local time)
Direct link: 

Fri 2 June The Commodore | Vancouver, Canada (19+) | Ph: 1-855-985-5000
Pre-sale: Fri 17 Feb (10:00am local time, ends Sun 19 Feb 10:00pm local time)
On sale: Tue 21 February (10:00am local time)
Direct Link:

Tour update: John Mellencamp, Lee Brice, REO Speedwagon/Styx

Following the seventh and final installment of his Plain Spoken Tour, John Mellencamp will set out once again this Summer for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour. It kicks off in June in Denver.

Mellencamp will be joined by Emmylou Harris as well as his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine. Jewel will also step in for the tour’s two Oregon dates, substituting for Emmylou Harris as the special guest opener.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 24th at 10:00am. and VIP pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00am until Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00pm. For more information and all ticketing information please visit and

Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) physical CD of John Mellencamp's forthcoming album, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.” John’s 23rd full-length album, featuring Carlene Carter, is set for release on April 21 from Republic Records.

Tour dates (w/on sale):

June 5
Denver, CO
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 10**
Troutdale, OR**
McMenamins Edgefield**
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am**

June 11**
Bend, OR**
Les Schwab Amphitheater**
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am**

June 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

June 14
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery

June 17
Murphys, CA
Ironstone Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 18
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 21
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 22
Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 24
St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 25
Boca Raton, FL
Mizner Park Amphitheater
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 27
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

June 28
Cary, NC
Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

June 30
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Fri, Feb 24 @ 11am

July 1
Lenox, MA
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 3
Vienna, VA
Wolf Trap
March 18 @ 10am

July 6
Philadelphia, PA
The Mann
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 7
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 8
Canandaigua, NY
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am

July 11
Queens, NY
Forest Hills Stadium
Fri, Feb 24 @ 10am
**Jewel to open in place of Emmylou Harris

Lee Brice and Justin Moore’s co-billed ‘American Made’ tour kicked off last month. 

Lee says, “It’s been so much fun to be on the road with Justin and William Michael (Morgan). We’re looking forward to having Brett Young out with us in March.”

Young (BMLG Records/Big Machine Label Group) recently celebrated his first #1 radio hit, “Sleep Without You,” off of his self-titled album, available now. Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Chart, the 12-track project includes his current single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” which he also co-wrote.

Tour dates: 

+Thursday, February 23, 2017—Murray, KY CFSB Center
+Friday, February 24, 2017 - Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Event Center
+Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Theater
+Thursday, March 2, 2017- Omaha, NE- Baxter Arena
+Friday, March 03, 2017 – Saint Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena

+Saturday, March 4, 2017 — Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
+Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
+Friday, March 17, 2017 – Salina, KS - Bicentennial Center

+Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
++Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center

++Friday, March 24, 2017 — Jackson, MS - Mississippi Coliseum
++Saturday, March 25, 2017 — Tupelo, MS- Bancorp South Arena
++Friday, April 14, 2017 — Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome
++Saturday, April 15, 2017 — Mankato, MN - Verizon Wireless Center
++Friday, April 21, 2017—Evansville, IN- Ford Center
++Saturday, April 22, 2017— Huntington, WV-Big Sandy Arena
++Thursday, April 27, 2017 — Enid, OK - Central National Bank Center
++Friday, April 28, 2017 — Independence, MO - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena

+William Michael Morgan
++ Brett Young

Classic rockers REO Speedwagon, Styx and Don Felder —formerly of the Eagles—will join forces for the "United We Rock" U.S. summer tour, which kicks off in June. Tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Feb. 24. For more information please visit

Check out this video to learn more about the "United We Rock Tour": 

All three acts will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12pm local time, through Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10pm local time. Visit to join the Styx Lounge for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages, visit for information about REO Speedwagon's VIP packages and ticket pre-sales, and visit for information about Don Felder's VIP packages and ticket pre-sales. General onsale begins on Friday, Feb. 24 at 10am local time. For more information on tickets please visit

Both REO Speedwagon and Styx have a touring and recording history together. In 2000, the bands recorded a live album and DVD called Arch Allies: Live at Riverport at Riverport Amphitheatre in Missouri. In 2009, the bands embarked on the "Can't Stop Rockin'" Tour and marked the occasion with a single, "Can't Stop Rockin'," co-written by Styx's Tommy Shaw and REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin. 2012 and 2013, REO Speedwagon and Styx hit the road together with the successful "The Midwest Rock 'n Roll Express" tour.

Most recently, in January, Styx and Don Felder shared the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night limited engagement, "Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane," at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. And, on the Rock Legends Cruise in February, Don Felder invited REO Speedwagon's Dave Amato up for a performance of "Hotel California."

"I called up Tommy Shaw last summer and we were both thinking the same thing: let's get the boys together, make some music, and have some fun. REO Speedwagon and Styx together is a head first plunge into the fountain of youth, an unstoppable force of nature. Add the amazing Don Felder to the mix and it's a thundering slam dunk!" – Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon (vocals, guitars, keyboards)

"Hitting the road with REO and Don Felder is gonna be an unforgettable evening of music for the fans and another chance to hang with these good time friends of ours who love the life as much as we do." – Tommy Shaw, Styx (vocals, guitars)

"Forget politics! Since music is the universal language, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder have a shout out to the universe: united we rock! At a venue near you this summer!"
– James "JY" Young (vocals, guitars)

"I'm so excited to be spending the summer on tour with my good friends STYX and REO. It's going to be a 'rocking' summer filled with hit after hit and tons of fun for everyone. Come on out and party, dance and sing with us this summer. It's going to be a blast." – Don Felder

For tour dates, see websites mentioned above.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

OneRepublic to headline 2017 Honda Civic Tour

OneRepublic will tour North America this summer when they embark on the 2017 Honda Civic Tour. Featuring support from Fitz and The Tantrums and James Arthur (Season 9  winner of British The X Factor), it launches in Kansas City in July.

OneRepublic’s North American run will also feature eight dates in Canada - the full itinerary is below. The band released the official music video for current single “Let’s Hurt Tonight” today. Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), the video was shot in New York City. Watch the clip here and stream a brand new remix of the track exclusively at

In collaboration with Honda, OneRepublic will design a special edition, one-of-a-kind Honda Civic Type R and will offer exclusive experiences to be announced April 5. Fans can also sign up on for exclusive OneRepublic content, promotions and ticketing.
AT&T priority presale ticket access begins Monday, February 20 at 10am local time through AT&T THANKS program. For complete presale details visit

Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning on Wednesday, February 22 at 10am local time. For complete pre-sale details visit:
General on-sale for the 2017 Honda Civic Tour featuring OneRepublic begins Friday, February 24th at 10am local time. Get tickets at

Tour Dates:

Friday, July 7 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center^+
Saturday, July 8 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Monday, July 10 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre+
Tuesday, July 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center^+
Thursday, July 13 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center^+
Friday, July 14 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival*^+
Saturday, July 15 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival*^+
Tuesday, July 18 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion^+
Wednesday, July 19 Clarkstown, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
Friday, July 21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live^+
Saturday, July 22 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion^+
Sunday, July 23 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre^+
Tuesday, July 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center^+
Wednesday, July 26 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain^+
Friday, July 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center^+
Saturday, July 29 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater^+
Tuesday, Aug. 1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center^+
Wednesday, Aug. 2 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre^+
Friday, Aug. 4 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center^+
Saturday, Aug. 5 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion^+
Sunday, Aug. 6 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
Wednesday, Aug. 9 Quebec, QC Videotron Centre^+>
Friday, Aug. 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre^+>
Saturday, Aug. 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage^+>
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre^+>
Thursday, Aug. 17 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre^+>
Friday, Aug. 18 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place^>
Saturday, Aug. 19 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome^>
Monday, Aug. 21 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^>
Tuesday, Aug. 22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre^+
Wednesday, Aug. 23 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre^+
Friday, Aug. 25 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Aug, 26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre^+
Sunday, Aug. 27 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion^+
Tuesday, Aug. 29 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Thursday, Aug. 31 Los Angeles, CA The Forum+
Friday, Sept. 1 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Sept. 2 Anaheim, CA HONDA Center+
Wednesday, Sept. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Sept. 9 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre*
Monday, Sept. 11 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion^+
Tuesday, Sept. 12 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^+

*Non-Live Nation event
^with Fitz and The Tantrums
+with James Arthur
>Non-Honda Civic Tour date

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A new soundtrack from "Nashville" the series

Love is in the air for the cast of CMT’s hit TV show “Nashville” who come together once again to showcase their harmonious blend of on-screen and in-studio chemistry on the new NASHVILLE DUETS album, available at digital retailers worldwide this Friday (2/17). 

Released on Big Machine Records, the compilation features fan-favorite collaborations from some Music City’s most beloved characters and couples as heard throughout the series. 

Since the show’s record-breaking Season 5 premiere on CMT last month, the drama is reaching new heights as “Nashville” garners continuous excitement around the world. 

Earlier this week, it was announced that cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio will return to Europe for a June tour across Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Dublin and Belfast. Tickets and other details available here:  

During Thursday’s new episode, the men of “Nashville” steal the spotlight debuting two new songs. Avery Barker (Jonathan Jackson) continues embracing music from an artist perspective with the Country-rocker “Eye Of The Storm” while Clay Carter (Joseph David-Jones) showcases his soulful vocal on “Close To The Fire,” contemplating his relationship with Maddie Conrad (Lennon Stella). Both songs were penned by Keelan Donovan and Brian Loschiavo and are available now on iTunes. Check out a preview of tomorrow’s episode here.

“Nashville” airs Thursdays at 9:00P ET/PT only on CMT. Don’t forget to join the conversation after the show during “NASHCHAT,” a CMT Facebook Live series, hosted by radio personality Amy Brown (@RadioAmy) at 10:00P ET here:

Since the show’s 2012 debut, Big Machine Records has released eight “Nashville” soundtracks. The music has collectively sold more than one million albums and five million single-track downloads with over 200 million streams to date. “Nashville” has also garnered multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards nominations.



1. “If I Didn’t Know Better” | Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen
Written by: Arum Rae, John Paul White
2. “Wrong Song” | Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Marv Green, Sonya Isaacs, Jimmy Yeary
3. “When The Right One Comes Along” | Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
Written by: Justin Davis, Georgia Middleman, Sarah Zimmermann
4. “Hold You In My Arms” | Jonathan Jackson, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Sarah Siskind
5. “Can’t Say No To You” | Hayden Panettiere, Chris Carmack
Written by: Sarah Buxton, Jedd Hughes, Gordie Sampson
6. “Ball And Chain” | Connie Britton, Will Chase
Written by: Paul Kennerley, Tammi Lynn Kidd
7. “If Your Heart Can Handle It” | Chris Carmack, Aubrey Peeples
Written by: Dean Alexander, Jaida Dreyer
8. “I Ain’t Leavin’ Without Your Love” | Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Jonathan Jackson
Written by: Cary Barlowe, Justin Davis, Sarah Zimmermann
9. “He Ain’t Gonna Change” | Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere
Written by: Al Anderson, Karyn Rochelle
10. “The Rivers Between Us” | Connie Britton, Charles Esten
Written by: Eric Kaz, J.D. Souther
11. “Believing” | Charles Esten, Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Tami Hinesh, Emily Shackelton, Kate York
12. “A Life That’s Good” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Ashley Monroe, Sarah Siskind
13. “Ho Hey” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Jeremy Fraites, Wesley Schultz
14. “All Of Me” | Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio
Written by: Phillip LaRue, Tim Lauer, Lindy Robbins
15. “Your Best (Acoustic Version)” | Lennon & Maisy Stella
Written by: Claire Guerreso

Follow “Nashville” on CMT:

Twitter: @NashvilleCMT
Instagram: @NashvilleCMT

Bush update: new album, spring tour

photo: Daniel Seyum
Multi-platinum rock band BUSH have announced a March 10 release for much-anticipated new album BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS (via Caroline Records). The band (lead vocalist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Robin Goodridge) has released lead single “Mad Love,” which can be heard HERE and is available as an instant download by pre-ordering BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS on iTunes.

Written, recorded and produced by vocalist Gavin Rossdale, BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS is the follow-up to 2014’s Man on the Run and will arrive just prior to the band’s headlining tour of North America, which kicks off in May in Dallas, TX (see itinerary below).

Rossdale and crew recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of landmark album Razorblade Suitcase with a digital reissue featuring four rare bonus tracks, one of which — “Sleeper”—was previously unreleased. Liner notes were penned by the album’s producer, Steve Albini, which you can read HERE. Wrote Albini, “I am as proud of their friendship as I am of any work I did for them. They made the music they did because they loved it and they got popular because they worked their asses off, and eventually other people like it, too. You cannot ask any more of an artist.”

Over the course of their career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” Rossdale is currently serving as a coach on the hit television series, “The Voice UK,” and recently signed a publishing deal with Roc Nation.

Track Listing:

1. “Mad Love”
2. “Peace-s”
3. “Water”
4. “Lost In You”
5. “Sky Turns Day Glo”
6. “Toma Mi Corazon”
7. “All The Worlds Within You”
8. “Nurse”
9. “The Beat of Your Heart”
10. “Dystopia”
11. “Ray Of Light”
12. “Ravens”
13. “Nothing But A Car Chase”
14. “The Edge of Love”
15. “People At War”

Tour Dates:

March 14: 02 Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK
May 04: Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
May 05: KC Live! / Power & Light District Outdoor Stage - Kansas City, MO
May 09: Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
May 10: The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre - Atlanta, GA
May 11: Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
May 13: Somerset Amphitheater [Northern Invasion] - Somerset, WI
May 14: Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI
May 15: Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
May 17: Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
May 18: Rebel - Toronto, ON
May 19: Mapfre Stadium [Rock on the Range] - Columbus, OH
May 20: BB&T Pavilion [MMRBQ 2017] - Camden, NJ
May 30: Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
Jun 01: The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Jun 02: The Foundry @ SLS - Las Vegas, NV
Jun 04: Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
Jun 06: Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
Jun 07: Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK
Jun 09: Celebrate Fairfax - Fairfax, VA
Jun 10: Power Plant Live! - Baltimore, MD
July 21: Fourth Street Live – Louisville, KY
July 22: Ballpark Village – St. Louis, MO

Early Pink Floyd music set for special reissues

Pink Floyd will release a series of book-bound individual collections of the band’s seminal music from 1965-1972 on March, 24, 2017. The 6 individual collections were first released as part of ‘The Early Years 1965-1972’ box set.

Whether a fan of the early Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, or to the final moments before ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’, there is something for everyone in these volumes for fans and newcomers alike. The stand-alone packages were originally released exclusively as the full ‘Early Years: 1965-1972’ box set that was reviewed as one of the best box sets of 2016 but are now available as separate volumes broken down by years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972. Outtakes and demos from the band’s early albums including ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’, ‘Meddle’ and ‘Atom Heart Mother’ are included in these packages.

Each package documents the creative genius behind each Pink Floyd recording and even the titles (CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERB/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION) have been dreamed up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band was at that particular point in their career.

‘The Early Years: Individual Volumes’ afford fans the opportunity to hear the evolution of the band and witness their part in the cultural revolution from their earliest recordings and studio sessions to the years prior to the release of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, one of the biggest selling albums of all time. From the single Arnold Layne to the 20-minute epic Echoes, fans will see the invention of psychedelic progressive rock via an insightful collection that explores the Pink Floyd story from the time Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett met at London’s Regent Street Polytechnic through to Syd’s departure and David Gilmour joining the band to form the iconic lineup.

For fans wishing to immerse themselves in the full Pink Floyd story, the complete box set ‘The Early Years: 1965-1972’ collates all of the individual volumes plus extra discs, collectables and memorabilia exclusive to the box set. In addition to the individual volumes and the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION’ is also available.

Product overview:

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION 2 CD / DVD / Blu-ray

Covering Syd Barrett’s time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm.

The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd’s own film material:


Early 1965 recordings and early singles
Vegetable Man, In The Beechwoods, John Latham, Stockholm concert

Promo clips, TV appearances, rare footage
Replica memorabilia from the period

1968 GERMIN/ATION CD / DVD / Blu-ray

This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett’s departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, BBC sessions and other tracks.

DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows:
Early singles, BBC Radio sessions

Tracks from Capitol Studios, LA

Promo clip, TV appearances, rare footage
Replica memorabilia from the period

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION 2 CD / DVD / Blu-ray

In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the ‘More’ soundtrack and the ‘Ummagumma’ album. This volume refers back to ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’ tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the ‘More’ soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler ‘Picnic’.

Video material includes 20 minutes of ‘The Man’/‘The Journey’ rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Nightmare (Cymbaline), Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year:
The Man & The Journey live

TV appearances, rare footage
Interstellar Overdrive with Frank Zappa
Replica memorabilia from the period

1970 DEVI/ATION 2 CD / 2 DVD / Blu-ray

At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni’s alternative view of US society, ‘Zabriskie Point’. 3 songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further 4 in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the ‘Zabriskie Point’ audio material.

In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with ‘Atom Heart Mother’, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix.

Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of ‘Atom Heart Mother’, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.
Atom Heart Mother band-only versions
BBC Radio session, Zabriskie Point mixes
Concert footage and improvisations
Atom Heart Mother original 4.0 Quad mix
Replica memorabilia from the period

1971 REVERBER/ATION CD / DVD / Blu-ray

In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the ‘Meddle’ album, containing the LP side-long ‘Echoes’, regarded by many as laying the groundwork for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon.

This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from ‘Nothing’ to ‘Return Of The Son Of Nothing’, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording.

Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of ‘Echoes’ but also material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.
BBC Radio session, Nothing Part 14
Concert footage and documentaries
Echoes original 4.0 Quad mix
Replica memorabilia from the period

1972 OBFUSC/ATION 2 CD / DVD / Blu-ray

In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to Hérouville, north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios there, based in the town’s Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, ‘Obscured By Clouds’, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder’s ‘La Vallée’.

Additionally, 1972 saw the release of ‘Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii’, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the ‘Live At Pompeii’ film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company:
Obscured By Clouds 2016 remix

Live at Pompeii 2016 stereo mixes
Documentaries inc. Roland Petit ballet
Pompeii concert film in 5.1 sound
Replica memorabilia from the period