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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stagecoach '17 news: Kiefer Sutherland

Today, Kiefer Sutherland visited CBS's "The Talk" as a performer and lead guest. Check online for clips. He talked about his debut album DOWN IN A HOLE and upcoming North American and European ‘Not Enough Whiskey 2017 Tour.’ Many shows have limited tickets available and additional dates have been added through September. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

When Sutherland wraps up the North American leg May 27 in Asbury Park, N.J., he’ll jet ‘across the pond’ to play more than 20 shows throughout Europe.

DOWN IN A HOLE includes 11 co-written tracks by Sutherland and producer Jude Cole. He performed more than 70 dates in 2016.

Recently, Sutherland performed “Can’t Stay Away” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Calling Out Your Name” on “The View.” Sutherland also graced the cover of Guitar Aficionado, Goldmine Magazine and Collectible Guitar issues.

Sutherland, known for his starring role in the ABC series “Designated Survivor” and Fox series "24," also starred in movies like “Stand By Me,” “The Lost Boys,” “Young Guns,” “Flatliners,” “A Few Good Men,” “A Time to Kill,” “Dark City” “Melancholia” and most recently, a western called “Forsaken.”

Keep up with Sutherland on the road by visiting kiefersutherlandmusic.com or connect with Sutherland by following him on Twitter and Facebook.

Tour dates:


April 30 Stagecoach Festival - Indio, Calif.
May 02 Belly Up - Solana Beach, Calif. (SOLD OUT)
May 03 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, Calif.
May 04 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, Calif.
May 06 Mississippi Studios - Portland, Ore. (SOLD OUT)
May 07 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, Wash. (SOLD OUT)
May 09 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
May 10 Fox Theatre - Boulder, Colo.
May 12 Choctaw Event Center - Grant, Okla.
May 13 3Ten - Austin, Texas
May 14 Gruene Hall - Houston, Texas (SOLD OUT)
May 17 Terminal West - Atlanta, Ga.
May 18 Singin' River Live - Florence, Ala.
May 19 Exit / In - Nashville, Tenn.
May 20 Fubar - St. Louis, Mo.
May 21 Thalia Hall - Chicago, Ill.
May 23 The Birchmere - Alexandria, Va. (SOLD OUT)
May 25 Bowery Ballroom - New York, N.Y.
May 26 Stephen Talkhouse - Amagansett, N.Y. (SOLD OUT)
May 27 The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, N.J.
June 01 Skraen - Aalborg, Denmark
June 03 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
June 04 Debaser Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
June 06 Mojo - Hamburg, Germany
June 07 Heimathafen - Berlin, Germany
June 08 Technikum - Munich, Germany
June 10 WUK - Vienna, Austria
June 12 Gloria - Cologne, Germany
June 13 Gibson - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
June 14 La Cigale - Paris, France
June 16 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
June 17 Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 18 Rockhal - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
June 20 Bierkeller - Bristol, UK
June 21 Worthy Farm - Pilton-Somerset, UK
June 21 O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK
June 22 Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
June 23 Trucker & Country - Interlaken, Switzerland
June 25 Glastonbury Festival - Pilton-Somerset, UK
June 26 Manchester Gorilla - Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
June 27 SWG3 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Aug. 11 Boots & Hearts Festival - Oro-Medonte, Canada
Sept. 23 Bourbon & Beyond Festival - Louisville, Ky.

Track listing:


Can’t Stay Away
Truth In Your Eyes
I’ll Do Anything
Not Enough Whiskey
Going Home
Calling Out Your Name
My Best Friend
Shirley Jean
All She Wrote
Down In A Hole
Gonna Die

Update on Coachella standout Blossoms

photo: Robert Kinsler, from Coachella 2
These guys were one of my standouts at the recent Coachella 1 Festival in Indio, CA. Hope they return to play SoCal soon...

Following their first official headlining tour across North America, British rock band Blossoms have announced new U.S. tour dates set to take place this summer.

Kicking off June 1 in Boston, this new tour comes right as Tom, Charlie, Josh, Joe and Myles embark on a massive supporting slot, opening for Two Door Cinema Club. 
 
Tickets for Blossoms’ headline tour go on sale Friday, April 28th at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST. For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, please visit www.blossomsband.co.uk

They had a Number 1 self-titled debut album in the UK and there are appearances at New York City’s Governors Ball, Manchester’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Chicago’s Lollapalooza this year. 


Across the Atlantic, the band has just completed their sold out headlining tour, playing to more than 30,000 fans across the UK. They’ve also sold out their recently announced upcoming 8,000 capacity outdoor headlining show in Manchester this summer. In other news, Blossoms will also be supporting The Stones Roses this summer, opening for them at the legendary Wembley Stadium in London this June.

Be sure to catch the band live at any of the following dates and listen to their critically acclaimed debut full-length on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon today.

Tour dates:


04/26 – The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI*
04/27 – Express Live – Columbus, OH*
04/29 – University of Vermont – Burlington, VT*
05/01 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY*
06/01 – Great Scott – Boston, MA^
06/02 – The Governors Ball – New York, NY-
06/03 – Songbyrd – Washington, D.C. ^
06/05 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA^
06/06 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA^
06/07 – The Basement – Columbus, OH^
06/09 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN-
06/10 – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC^
06/11 – Hell at the Masquerade – Atlanta, GA^
08/05 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL-
^ Blossoms Headlining
* Two Door Cinema Club Support
- Festival Appearances

WATCH
"HONEY SWEET"
iTunes | Apple Music | Spotify

Foster the People's trio of new songs, tour dates

photo: Neil Krug
Foster the People has released three new tracks from its forthcoming third album, including lead single “Doing It For The Money” “Pay the Man” and “SHC.”

All will be featured on the new album, due out this summer via Columbia Records. Fans can purchase and stream all three songs as a bundle, entitled III, HERE.

“One of my favorite things about music is that it's unifying,” says Mark Foster. “We wrote these songs to reflect joy in a time where people have needed it more than ever and we thought it was a good time to share them with you.”

The band recently announced a string of U.S. headline tour dates for the spring and summer, where they will give fans a taste of what’s to come on the new album. The tour will kick off on May 26 in San Diego, CA and make stops in cities including Dallas, Pittsburgh and Nashville before wrapping in Memphis, TN on August 1 – see full list of tour dates below.


Tickets for the tour are on sale now HERE. The band is also performing at Neon Desert Music Festival in May, Mo Pop Festival in July and Lollapalooza in August. For additional tour and ticket information please visit www.fosterthepeople.com.

Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut albumTorches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by frontman Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."

TOUR DATES:


5/26/17 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
5/27/17 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - The Chelsea
5/28/17 El Paso, TX Neon Desert Music Festival
5/30/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues
5/31/17 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
6/02/17 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
6/03/17 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
6/04/17 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Indoor
6/06/17 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
6/07/17 Providence, RI Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
6/09/17 Portland, ME Thompson's Point
6/10/17 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommegang
6/11/17 Camden, NJ Radio 104.5’s 10th Birthday Show
7/27/17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
7/28/17 Oro-Medonte, ON Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
7/29-30/17 Detroit, MI Mo Pop Festival
7/31/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
8/01/17 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
8/04/17 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/05-6/17 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival

Stagecoach '17 news: Willie Nelson

Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment will release God’s Problem Child, Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 9th for the label), on April 28.

Featuring all new recordings, the album included 7 songs recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. It is Willie’s first to debut all-new songs since Band of Brothers (his 4th Legacy release) reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart and #5 on the Billboard 200 in 2014.

Available on CD, 12″ vinyl LP or digitally, the album arrives just in time for Willie’s 84th birthday (April 29), which he will celebrate while performing at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA.

The title track was penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White and includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell (on what may be Russell’s very last recording). An old friend and musical cohort, Leon was the first person to put his signature on “Trigger,” Willie’s mythic guitar.

One of Willie’s new songs, “Still Not Dead,” pokes fun at the many exaggerated reports of his demise he’s heard over the years while “Delete and Fast-Forward” is Willie’s unabashed analysis of the 2016 United States elections and how to deal with the aftermath.

Everything opens with Willie’s performance of “Little House On The Hill,” a song written by Lyndel Rhodes, Buddy Cannon’s 92-year-old mother. Last October, a video of Lyndel hearing Willie singing her song for the first time, became an internet viral sensation.

In keeping with the album’s subtext of memory and mortality, the album closes with “He Won’t Ever Be Gone,” a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie’s outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard. Haggard’s last album was 2015’s Django and Jimmie, a musical collaboration with Willie Nelson.

When he’s not in the studio, Willie’s on the road again performing more than 100 live shows in the past year including Farm Aid, the 4th of July Picnic, the ACL Festival, the First Outlaw Festival and many more.

Track listing:

Little House On The Hill (Lyndel Rhodes)
Old Timer (Donnie Fritz / Lenny LeBlanc)
True Love (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
Delete And Fast Forward (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
A Woman’s Love (Mike Reid / Sam Hunter)
Your Memory Has A Mind Of Its Own (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
Butterfly (Sonny Throckmorton / Mark Sherrill)
Still Not Dead (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
God’s Problem Child (Jamey Johnson / Tony Joe White)
It Gets Easier (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
Lady Luck (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
I Made A Mistake (Willie Nelson / Buddy Cannon)
He Won’t Ever Be Gone (Gary Nicholson)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stagecoach '17 news: Ryan Hurd

RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd joins Florida Georgia Line on the Smooth Tour beginning June 15 in New York with 14 stops including St. Louis, Mo., Philadelphia, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C.

Fresh off the heels of the Spring leg on Thomas Rhett’s sold-out Home Team Tour, Hurd alongside Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini and Russell Dickerson capped off the tour with a two-night run at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre last week. Hurd opened 2017 joining Grammy-winner Maren Morris on her sold-out Hero tour and will team up with Morris again continuing the Hero tour in Europe this fall. Hurd will also perform at country’s top festivals this Spring and Summer including Stagecoach, Windy City Smokeout and Country Thunder.

Hurd, labeled a 2017 “One to Watch” by Pandora, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, CMT and more, recently released his debut self-titled EP that has collectively garnered over 30 million streams since Hurd’s initial release of “We Do Us” last September. Following his streaming success, Hurd’s debut single will hit country airwaves this Summer.

A majority of tickets are on-sale now, with the remainder becoming available to the public this Friday, April 28.
 

Tour dates:

6/15 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
6/16 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
6/17 BB&T Pavilion Philadelphia, PA
6/24 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
6/25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
7/27 BOK Center (On-sale 4/28) Tulsa, OK
8/3 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
8/4 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA
8/5 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
8/10 Woods Center for the Arts Bethel, NY Bethel
8/11 Blossom Music Center Cleveland, OH
8/17 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
8/18 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
8/19 KeyBank Pavilion (On-sale 4/28) Pittsburgh, PA

RyanHurd.com.

Stagecoach '17 news: John Moreland

Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland has announced a string of West Coast tour dates in support of his upcoming album Big Bad Luv, due out May 5 via 4AD. Following a UK tour around the release, Moreland will return to the US in June for his previously announced East coast and Midwest dates. The new West Coast run will include Denver, Seattle, Portland and the Outside Lands Festival. The song "Sallisaw Blue" can be heard HERE.

Big Bad Luv was recorded at Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, AR and mixed by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow). For a taste of the new album, check out the video for “It Don’t Suit Me Like Before” HERE.

Moreland’s previous release High On Tulsa Heat (2015) was a critical breakthrough for the Oklahoma songwriter, who received a nomination from the Americana Music Association for their Emerging Artist Of The Year and made his national television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Click HERE to watch.

TOUR DATES:

April 28th - Indio, CA - Stagecoach Country Music Festival
June 1st - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
June 2nd - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Caberet
June 3rd - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
June 4rd - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
June 7th - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
June 8th - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
June 9th - Montreal, QC - Le Ritz
June 10th - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
June 13th - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
June 14th - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
June 16th - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
June 17th - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow
June 24th - Winfield, KS - Wheat State Whine Company
July 11th - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic
July 12th - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall
July 14th - Louisville, KY - The Forecastle Festival
July 15th-16th - Birmingham, AL - Sloss Fest
July 18th - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
July 19th - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
July 20th - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
July 22nd - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
August 2nd - Wichita, KS - Barleycorn's
August 5th - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
August 6th - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
August 8th - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
August 9th - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
August 10th - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
August 11th-13th - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
August 13th - Paso Robles, CA - Barrelhouse Brewing
September 29th - Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre (Opening for John Prine)

Stagecoach '17 news: Pandora livestream

Pandora will partner with concert promoter Goldenvoice to host an exclusive audio livestream of performances from the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, taking place April 28-30 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Performances and artists interviews will be available throughout the festival at pandora.com/stagecoachfestival. The station will be co-hosted by Pandora's Rachel Whitney and Eric Shea.

The audio livestream will feature the following performers:

Friday:
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Elle King, Randy Rogers Band, Son Volt, William Michael Morgan, Justin Townes Earl, Anderson East, Dylan Scott, Ryan Hurd, Quiet Life, Bailey Bryan

Saturday:
Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and Family, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Brent Cobb, John Doe, Traveller, Jonathan Tyler, Brooke Eden, The Walcotts, Ruston Kelly, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Black Pistol Fire, Jackie Lee

Sunday:
Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cam, Cowboy Junkies, The Cadillac Three, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Terry Allen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, LANco, Levi Hummon, Courtney Cole, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Dan Layus

You can tune in to Pandora's Stagecoach Station now for a road trip playlist inspired by the festival. If you miss the action or want to replay a few of your favorite sets, interactive playlists with select performances will be available from May 5 through June 30. 


pandora.com

Stagecoach '17 news: The Long Ryders

“Whenever I hear this first new Long Ryders’ song in thirty years it only takes me about half a minute before I have to push back my chair, turn the volume UP, and start dancing around the room like a happy fool. A killer Tom Stevens’ song, a strong ensemble performance; a real true thrill to be back in the saddle again, riding high with The Long Ryders, my musical home away from home.” -- guitarist/co-founder Sid Griffin

Americana pioneers, LA’s Long Ryders, released “Bear in the Woods” last week (see link below). Penned by bassist/vocalist Tom Stevens and produced by Adrian Olsen and The Long Ryders, it will be available on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, YouTube and thelongryders.com. Additional newly recorded songs will follow closely thereafter.

The new music comes just before the band’s first CA tour run in 30 years, playing club dates before their 2017 Stagecoach Festival appearance April 30. Shows include The Chapel/San Francisco (4/26), Constellation Room/Santa Ana (4/28) and The Roxy Theatre/West Hollywood (4/29).

Songwriter Tom Stevens offers the following about his new tune: “The message is complex. I wrote this song about a bear, a friendly one, approaching it like a children's song. But what emerged under its surface was different. I likely had the state of politics on my mind. The bear in this song may not be the friendly, all-knowing guru that he appears. But in real life, it's up to us to seek our best hopes and not our worst fears in our gurus. Lately I feel that too many have done the latter.”

Lead guitarist/vocalist Stephen McCarthy explains how the new music came about: “The band played a number of shows in 2016 and we felt it would be worthwhile to try and write/record some new material. Greg flew out to Virginia and we recorded a few new songs at Adrian Olsen's Montrose Studio. Sid and Tom sent new tunes over and we recorded remotely for the first time."

Tom continues the story: “Thirty years on and the band still sounds wonderful--mature, familiar yet new, and all very much The Long Ryders. It's brand new musical scenery in our long ryde, and we're all enjoying the view.”

Drummer Greg Sowders agrees: “Thirty years goes by in the spin of a wig hat. We wanted to give our fans something new for our spring tour. It’s so great to be back in the studio with my favorite rock 'n' roll band. We hope you like this new music as much as we do.” 

Listen here:
https://soundcloud.com/redqueenmgmt/bear-in-the-woods-the-long-ryders/s-faBPy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Paul McCartney resumes 'One On One' tour

© MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim
Paul McCartney has added new U.S. dates to his One On One tour.

The newly announced dates kick off in July at AmericanAirlines Arena—Paul’s first Miami appearance since his Up & Coming Tour hit Sun Life Stadium in 2010—then head northwest to Tampa, where Paul will play July 10 at the Amalie Arena, returning to the city for the first time since his 2005 US Tour.


From there, One On One takes Paul to some cities and venues he’s never played before.

Paul McCartney’s One On One tour opened in 2016 with Paul’s debut concert in Fresno, CA. The show started with Paul’s first performance of “A Hard Day’s Night” since The Beatles last played it 1965. 

One On One has since logged 36 shows and counting, spanning the globe from North and South America to the UK and Europe and a current run of Japanese dates. Venues have ranged from packed stadiums and arenas to one of the most intimate gigs of Paul’s solo career to date at the 300-capacity Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in tiny Pioneertown, CA.

That 2016 run wrapped up with two headlining sets at the historic Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA, which featured surprise guest appearances from Neil Young and Rihanna—a fitting coda to a tour that featured Paul joined on encores by the likes of Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic in Seattle, Jimmy Fallon in Vancouver, and both Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at a record-breaking show at Boston’s Fenway Park.

The first public on sale of the new run will be April 29 for the July 25 Tinley Park, IL date.
Tickets for the July 1st-23 and October 1 dates will be on sale to the public May 1st.
Public on sale for the September dates will start May 5.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 26 at 10am local time through Sunday, April 30 at 10pm local time for Bossier City, LA, Wichita, KS, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Syracuse, NY, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, and Duluth, GA and beginning Monday, May 1 at 10am local time through Thursday, May 4 at 10pm local time for New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Uniondale, NY, and Newark, NJ.

Check http://paulmccartney.com/ for more information and check out an exclusive behind the scenes rehearsal video here.

North American Tour 2017

July 5 — Miami FL -- AmericanAirlines Arena
July 10 — Tampa FL — Amalie Arena
July 13 — Duluth MN — Infinite Energy Arena
July 15 -- Bossier City LA — CenturyLink Center
July 19 — Wichita KS -- INTRUST Bank Arena
July 21 — Des Moines IA -- Wells Fargo Arena
July 23 — Omaha NE -- CenturyLink Center
July 25 — Tinley Park IL -- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park
September 11 — Newark NJ — Prudential Center
September 15 — New York NY -- Madison Square Garden
September 19 -- Brooklyn NY -- Barclays Center
September 23 — Syracuse NY — Carrier Dome
September 26 — Uniondale NY -- NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 1 — Detroit MI -- Little Caesars Arena

Three Status Quo catalog titles get deluxe reissues

Status Quo have announced the release of deluxe expanded 2CD / 3CD versions of a trio of albums that were released on Vertigo - Blue For You, Just Supposin’ and Never Too Late. These special editions are to be issued by UMe, on May 26. Offering 36 previously unreleased tracks/versions between them [see track listing], these carefully curated special releases come with an enhanced booklet containing new notes by Classic Rock’s Dave Ling and also feature rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s personal collection.

Blue For You was originally released in 1976 and is one of Status Quo’s definitive albums. It was the last to feature the band’s classic 4-piece line up and reached No. 1 in the UK album charts. It contains the classic “Rain” as well as live favorite “Is There A Better Way.” This Deluxe version is released as a 2CD and has been re-mastered by Andy Pearce with the assistance of ‘unofficial 5th band member’ Bob Young from the original tapes and has a bonus disc of demos and live material from the band’s vault.

Just Supposin’ is another of Quo’s finest albums – released in 1980 it reached No. 4 in the UK album charts and spawned the singles “What You’re Proposing” and “Rock N Roll.” Again re-mastered by Andy Pearce with Bob Young from original tapes, this 2CD release has a bonus disc of B-Sides and Live recordings.

Released in 1981, Never Too Late was the last album to feature drummer John Coghlan and reached No. 2 in the UK LP charts. This 3CD Deluxe edition has been re-mastered by Andy Pearce and Bob Young from the original tapes and has a bonus disc of archive recordings as well as a concert from 1981.

These releases are fully supported and endorsed by the band members, past and present – and represent a triumphant revisiting one of the monumental periods of one of the world’s most important rock acts, Status Quo.

Track listing: 


BLUE FOR YOU

DISC ONE
Is There a Better Way?
Mad About the Boy
Ring of A Change
Blue for You
Rain
Rolling Home
That's A Fact
Ease Your Mind
Mystery Song

CD TWO
You Lost the Love – B-Side
Mystery Song - Single Version
Wild Side of Life – B-Side
All Through the Night – B-Side
Wild Side of Life - Demo
Bye Bye Johnny – Osaka *
Caroline – Osaka *
Don't Waste My Time – Osaka *
In My Chair – Osaka *
Roll Over Lay Down – Osaka *
Is There a Better Way – Osaka *
Rain –Osaka *
Honky Tonk Angel – Demo

JUST SUPPOSIN’

CD ONE
What You're Proposing
Run to Mummy
Don't Drive My Car
Lies
Over the Edge
The Wild Ones
Name of The Game
Coming and Going
Rock 'N' Roll

CD TWO
AB Blues – B-Side
Coming and Going - Writing 1980
Don't Drive My Car - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Over the Edge - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Rock N Roll - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
Something 'bout You Baby I Like - Live - Le Mans 1981 *
What Your Proposing - Live - Le Mans 1981 *

NEVER TOO LATE

CD ONE
Never Too Late
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like
Take Me Away
Falling In Falling Out
Carol
Long Ago
Mountain Lady
Don't Stop Me Now
Enough Is Enough
Riverside

CD TWO
Rock 'N' Roll - Single Version
Don't Stop Me Now - Austrian Flexi Disc *
What You're Proposing - Austrian Flexi Disc *
LP Overview - Austrian Flexi Disc *
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - Austrian Flexi Disc *
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - demo acoustic instrumental
Caroline - St Austell 1981 *
Roll Over Lay Down - St Austell 1981*
Backwater - St Austell 1981*
Little Lady - St Austell 1981 *
Don't Drive My Car - St Austell 1981*
Whatever You Want - St Austell 1981*
Hold You Back - St Austell 1981*
Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - St Austell 1981*
Rockin All Over the World - St Austell 1981*
Over the Edge - St Austell 1981*

CD THREE
Rock N Roll - St Austell 1981*
Dirty Water - St Austell 1981*
4500 Times - St Austell 1981*
Big Fat Mama - St Austell 1981*
Don't Waste My Time - St Austell 1981*
Roadhouse Blues - St Austell 1981*
Rain - St Austell 1981*
Down Down - St Austell 1981*
Drum Solo - St Austell 1981*
Bye Bye Johnny - St Austell 1981*
*Previously unreleased

Needtobreathe sets fall tour dates

On the heels of the release of their new single “Hard Love feat. Andra Day,” rock group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced their extensive three-leg, 50+ city fall tour.

ALL THE FEELS TOUR will see the South Carolina foursome play "more songs in more ways" with a 2+ hour set each night highlighting hits and fan favorites from their eclectic career catalog. The tour will launch in September. 

Each leg of the expansive tour showcases the award-winning rock group in different settings; starting with an amphitheater tour with very special guest, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, with whom the band released their smash hit “Brother” in 2015.

The second leg of the tour will see the band play an assortment of notable rock clubs with a guest to be announced in the coming weeks, while the third leg brings fans back to the band’s roots with an intimate acoustic run through renowned theaters and music halls for “An Evening with NEEDTOBREATHE.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. local time. Full dates are listed below with additional dates to be announced at a later date.

“The ALL THE FEELS TOUR is easily the most artistically ambitious tour we've ever done,” says lead singer Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. “It goes from massive outdoor venues like Red Rocks to some of the most renowned intimate settings in the country like The Tabernacle, Wiltern, and the Ryman. We'll even be doing some exclusively acoustic shows thrown in for the first time ever. No matter where it is or what type of show it is, we promise to play longer than we ever have and make it a unique experience each and every night. If you consider yourself a real fan, this is a tour you're not going to want to miss.”

Earlier this month, NEEDTOBREATHE released “HARD LOVE feat. Andra Day” – a soulful collaboration with the two-time GRAMMY nominee, three-time BET Award nominee, and Billboard Powerhouse Award winner as the second single from H A R D L O V E, their chart-topping “standout album” (Billboard).


Along with the release of the single, NEEDTOBREATHE and Andra Day teamed up alongside North Charleston High School’s marching band for a dynamic music video that was filmed in the band’s hometown of Charleston.

Armed with a unique sound that has “carved out a niche in rock music” (Billboard) and had Rolling Stone dubbing the group “an anomaly in the pop music landscape,” NEEDTOBREATHE released H A R D L O V E via Atlantic Records last summer. The hit album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200.


The band then embarked on TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016, their largest headlining tour to date. The tour brought the group to more than 50 cities and included sold-out stops in New York City’s Beacon Theatre, Nashville, Tenn.’s Ascend Amphitheater, a special hometown show at Charleston, S.C.’s Volvo Car Stadium, and a second career sell-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

Tour dates:


Saturday, Sept. 16 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre*
Sunday, Sept. 17 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory*
Wednesday, Sept. 20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Thursday, Sept. 21 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino*
Friday, Sept. 22 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre*
Saturday, Sept. 23 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
Sunday, Sept. 24 New Braunfels, TX Whitewater Amphitheatre*
Tuesday, Oct. 3 Richmond, VA The National^
Wednesday, Oct. 4 Norfolk, VA The NorVa^
Thursday, Oct. 5 Washington DC 9:30 Club^
Friday, Oct. 6 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall^
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre^
Friday, Oct. 13 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues^
Monday, Oct. 16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium^
Friday, Oct. 20 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theatre^
Saturday, Oct. 21 St. Louis, MO The Pageant^
Wednesday, Oct. 25 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex^
Thursday, Oct. 26 Boise, ID Knitting Factory^
Friday, Oct. 27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory^
Saturday, Oct. 28 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre^
Monday, Oct. 30 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom^
Wednesday, Nov. 1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore^
Thursday, Nov. 2 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern^
Friday, Nov. 3 Anaheim, CA House of Blues^
Saturday, Nov. 4 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre^
Wednesday, Nov. 8 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre^
Thursday, Nov. 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues^
Friday, Nov. 10 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Hall^
Saturday, Nov. 11 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live^
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Friday, Dec. 1 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall
Saturday, Dec. 2 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre
Sunday, Dec. 3 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
Monday, Dec 4 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Tuesday, Dec. 5 New York, NY The Town Hall
Saturday, Dec. 9 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Monday, Dec. 11 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
Tuesday, Dec. 12 Greenville, SC Peace Center Concert Hall
Wednesday, Dec. 13 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
Sunday, Dec. 17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

*Dates joined by Gavin DeGraw
^Opening act to be announced
 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Juno Award-winner Bria Skonberg unveils album details


Coming off a recent Juno Award (Canada's version of The Grammys) for her first OKeh collection, jazz vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg will release a new OKeh/Masterworks album titled With a Twist on May 19.

Of the mood she was going after on With a Twist, Skonberg says: "The inspiration was love and adventure, and the many twists and turns and tunnels you can get into. It's a little about my time in New York, a little bit of cocktail culture. The musical inspiration was a modern-day Esquivel, Perez Prado, maybe some Spike Jones. It's just important to me to put some love and positivity out into the world right now." 

With a Twist reunites Skonberg with producer Matt Pierson, whom she credits with helping her realize the album's concept. The album features 5x Grammy-winner Gil Goldstein (who arranged six of the tracks and plays keyboards and accordion), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Scott Colley (bass), Matt Wilson (drums). 

Opening track, "My Baby Just Cares for Me," offers a bow to Nina Simone. "Alright, Okay, You Win" (arranged here with "Soul Bossa Nova" – a Quincy Jones tune) summons the cool of Peggy Lee. "It's Oh So Quiet" is Björk's memorable twist of a song Betty Hutton first sang in the early 1950s; Skonberg says she has loved it since hearing the Björk recording in her car as a high school student in Chilliwack, British Columbia. 

Also included is "High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm," a hot tune by Valaida Snow, the American jazz singer and trumpeter who became a worldwide sensation in the 1920s and 1930s. Fresh takes on "Cocktails for Two" (with a hint of Spike Jones's antic style); "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees; and "Back in Your Own Back Yard" (a 1920s-vintage favorite of singers as diverse as Al Jolson and Billie Holiday) round out the golden-age standards. 

Two more recent songs – Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me to the End of Love" and an instrumental version of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" – show that Skonberg, for a seasoned jazz baby, has a way with the music of her time. The wistful reflection and melancholy of "Dance Me to the End of Love" offers her a chance to remember the late Cohen, a fellow Canadian. 

Skonberg's three originals on With a Twist represent a little odyssey of songwriting – "Same Kind of Crazy," written in Nashville with Jeff Cohen, and "How I Know," written in Los Angeles with Sam Hollander.

About the album's final track, "Time to Go," she says simply, "I made that one up, and I wanted it on the album." Fun fact about "Time to Go": "The little lick in the intro and outro belong to a song by Dizzy Gillespie called 'Dizzy Atmosphere,'" Skonberg notes. "The sentiment of that song lines up with the theme of this album – and Dizzy would've been 100 this year!" 

To date, Skonberg has performed at some 100 festivals worldwide. She is the co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp and New York Hot Jazz Festival. Further accolades include her recent 2017 Juno win for Vocal Jazz Album of The Year for Bria, Best Vocal and Best Trumpet awards from Hot House Jazz Magazine (2014-15), Outstanding Jazz Artist at the New York Bistro Awards (2014), DownBeat Rising Star (2013-15), and a nominee for Jazz Journalists' Association Up and Coming Artist (2013). 

Track listing:

1 My Baby Just Cares for Me
2 Sway 
3 Alright, Okay, You Win 
4 Cocktails for Two  
5 Whatever Lola Wants  
6 Dance Me to the End of Love
7 It's Oh So Quiet 
8 How I Know *
9 High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm  
10 Back in Your Own Back Yard
11 Same Kind of Crazy * 
12 Thinking Out Loud  
13 Time to Go *  
* Original Song 

News on Mike Peters of The Alarm

Mike Peters & The Alarm fans worldwide can click here to check out the new music video "Coming Backwards." It is taken from the forthcoming soundtrack to "Man In The Camo Jacket," the new documentary about Mike Peters' life and health challenges.

Of the new video, Peters commented, "'When writing and recording 'Coming Backwards' I felt it made connections to the energy of the band that was on full display through our first ever video for 'The Stand'. When we first connected with audiences back in 1983 it wasn't just because of our music, it was also through the way we presented ourselves and conducted our performances on stage. It was also transmitted through the iconic red poppy which I paint-sprayed across the backdrops of the video and at our early stage shows. For 'Coming Backwards', the production team recreated the set of MTV's The Cutting Edge, where the original video for 'The Stand' was shot and I set to work paint spraying the red poppy and lyrics onto the backdrops and the performance and edit totally captures the modern spirit of the Alarm today...still maverick, still making the kind of 'stand' that I first sang about in the original song, only this time the 'making of the stand' is now very real with my own comeback from cancer and the work of our charity 'Love Hope Strength', which is saving lives at concerts and festivals across the globe."

The "Man In The Camo Jacket" soundtrack, released via J-2 Music/ATA Entertainment, will be available digitally in early June.


As for the film, it traces Peters' rise to fame, battles with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world's top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Ultimately though, the life he saves may be his own.

Filmed over the course of eight years, the movie documents Peters' journeys to the summits of some of the world's tallest mountains...and to the depths of his regular chemotherapy treatments. "Man In The Camo Jacket" features performances from the man himself and appearances by Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats, Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses, Billy Bragg, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, SiriusXM/JACK FM-Los Angeles DJ Richard Blade and SiriusXM/original MTV veejay Martha Quinn. To watch the official trailer for "Man In The Camo Jacket," please click here.

"Man In The Camo Jacket" will have its premiere in NYC on April 29 (Gramercy Theater) and the movie will be part of a very special evening including sets from Peters (acoustic) and The Alarm (full band). "The Gathering" was first held in Peters' home country of Wales in 1992. This past February was the 25th anniversary of the first "Gathering," and special concerts were held in Wales to commemorate the anniversary. The movie is currently being shown at film festivals around the country and will be available on VOD and iTunes on July 4.


The Alarm will tour the U.S. through July-August.

Formed in Wales in 1981 by lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Peters, The Alarm came to be known for college and rock radio hits like as "The Stand," "Sixty-Eight Guns," "Strength" and more in the 1980s.

Peters is also actively involved with the charity he co-founded in 2007, Love Hope Strength. It is the world's leading rock and roll cancer foundation.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Styx news













Styx will finally treat fans to new music.

The Mission, the classic rockers' 16th studio effort, will arrive June 16 via Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Fans can pre-order the album at any of these online retail outlets and Styxworld.com.

First single “Gone Gone Gone” was just released at radio and online retail outlets. A video premiered on Billboard.com and can be seen here.

“The planets truly aligned for THE MISSION, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who co-wrote the album’s storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). “It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since PIECES OF EIGHT.”

Founding guitarist James “JY” Young continues, “In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, GRAND ILLUSION, it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, I’m very excited.”

Recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville, it displays the trademark harmonies of Shaw, Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.

The new music was created to reflect the viewpoint of the six-person crew enlisted for the maiden voyage of Khedive, the first entry in a new fleet of nuclear-powered interplanetary spacecraft underwritten by the Global Space Exploration Program (or GSEP, for short). The Khedive team consists of The Pilot, a fully hands-on, seat-of-the-pants born leader; a First Officer who serves as the team’s big-brother figure; an Engineer who is skeptical of every phase of the mission but remains confident in his own abilities to make the best of any technical situation; and a Top-Shelf Trio of science, astrophysics, and survivalist experts.

“The album feels simultaneously comfortable and new,” observes Gowan. “It’s both entertaining and charming, and a natural progression of our sound.” Concludes Panozzo, “THE MISSION is a sincere and honest representation of how STYX built upon where we were in the 20th century in order to go somewhere new in the 21st century.” And that’s the gist of THE MISSION, STYX’s bold sonic voyage into an exciting new frontier with the goal of discovering how the universe’s mysteries unfold—and then creating the perfect soundtrack to accompany it.

Track listing: 


1. Overture
2. Gone Gone Gone
3. Hundred Million Miles from Home
4. Trouble at the Big Show
5. Locomotive
6. Radio Silence
7. The Greater Good
8. Time May Bend
9. Ten Thousand Ways to Be Wrong
10. Red Storm
11. All Systems Stable
12. Khedive
13. The Outpost
14. Mission to Mars

Pre-order link:
https://UMe.lnk.to/TheMission

“Gone Gone Gone” stream or download link:
https://UMe.lnk.to/GoneGoneGone

“Gone Gone Gone” video link:
https://UMe.lnk.to/GGGYT

styxworld.com

The long-awaited return of Matthew Sweet

Matthew Sweet returns after a six-year hiatus with his new album, Tomorrow Forever. The expansive 17-song work, available in CD, double 180-gram-vinyl LP and digital configurations, will be released on June 16 via Sweet's own newly launched Honeycomb Hideout label through Sony's RED Distribution.

The album is an introspective collection inspired by Matthew's move to his native Omaha and the tragic loss of his mother. From that loss, Matthew overcame writer's block with a burst of creative spirit, recording 38 songs in his newly built full production home studio.

Though Matthew plays and sings on every track, he's joined by a talented group of guest artists including guitarists Jason Victor (Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Dream Syndicate), Val McCallum (Jackson Browne), John Moremen (The Orange Peels) and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks). His longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush) and Ric Menck (Chastain's partner in Velvet Crush) are joined by the Bangles' Debbi Peterson and there's a keyboard cameo from The Zombies' Rod Argent.

"I just wrote songs, and then it became clear what they might be about," says Sweet. "I was dealing with moving for the first time in 20 years, and with the loss of my mom, just the shock of it all."

When an uncommonly gifted artist trusts and follows the lead of his intuition, the results can be magical. In terms of its musical density, thematic depth, emotional immediacy and sheer scale, Tomorrow Forever could be described as Matthew Sweet's All Things Must Pass. That wasn't the plan -- there was no plan. The music just turned out that way.

"Right after we moved here," says Matthew, "I made this video for Kickstarter, and in it, if anything, I was promising myself that I was going to make a really heartfelt record."

Mission accomplished.

Track Listing:

1 TRICK
2 ENTANGLED
3 PRETTY PLEASE
4 YOU KNEW ME
5 CIRCLE
6 HAUNTED
7 COUNTRY GIRL
8 OFF THE FARM
9 NOBODY KNOWS
10 THE SEARCHER
11 MUSIC FOR LOVE
12 BITTERSWEET
13 COME CORRECT
14 FINALLY
15 CAROL
16 HELLO
17 END IS NEAR

TOUR DATES:


MO 5/15 City Vineyard - New York, NY - City Vineyard 
TU 5/16 City Vineyard - New York, NY - City Vineyard

SA 7/08 Omaha NE - The Waiting Room
SU 7/09 Omaha NE - The Waiting Room
TU 7/11 Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
WE 7/12 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
TH 7/13 Chicago, IL - City Winery
FR 7/14 Chicago, IL - City Winery
SA 7/15 Springfield, IL - Bedrock 66 Music Fest
SU 7/16 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
TU 7/18 Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
TH 7/20 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
FR 7/21 Austin, TX - 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
SA 7/22 Austin, TX - 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
SU 7/23 Houston TX - Heights Theatre
TU 7/25 Jackson MS - Duling Hall
WE 7/26 Atlanta, GA - City Winery
TH 7/27 Atlanta, GA - City Winery
FR 7/28 Nashville, TN - City Winery
SA 7/29 Louisville KY - Headliners
TH 9/07 Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
FR 9/08 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
WE 9/13 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
TH 9/14 Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
FR 9/15 Brownfield, ME - Stone Mountain
SA 9/16 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
SU 9/17 Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
MO 9/19 Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts
WE 9/20 Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
TH 9/21 Wilmington, DE - The Queen
FR 9/22 Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
SA 9/23 Port Washington, NY - Landmark on Main Street
SU 9/24 South Orange, NJ - SOPAC

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie duo album, tour

Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo.

Simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, the 10-song album will be released by Atlantic Records this summer, followed by a run of special U.S. concerts. The first single “In My World” is available on all digital and streaming services.

The album will be available June 9 on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services. The U.S. tour will begin on June 21.

The collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited. According to Buckingham, “We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically. The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, ‘what took us so long?!!’”

Working their natural singer songwriter skills together came easily for the duo. Said Christine McVie, “We’ve always written well together, Lindsey and I, and this has just spiraled into something really amazing that we’ve done between us.”

Sessions for the album took place at The Village Studios in Los Angeles, which is where Fleetwood Mac recorded several of their classic albums, including Tusk. Buckingham and McVie were joined in the studio by fellow bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, who supplied much of the dynamic rhythmic engine.

Track Listing:

1. “Sleeping Around The Corner”
2. “Feel About You”
3. “In My World”
4. “Red Sun”
5. “Love Is Here To Stay”
6. “Too Far Gone”
7. “Lay Down For Free”
8. “Game Of Pretend”
9. “On With The Show”
10. “Carnival Begin”

U.S. TOUR DATES

June 21, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park

June 23, 2017
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheatre

June 24, 2017
Raleigh, NC
The Red Hat Amphitheater

June 26, 2017
Vienna, VA
Wolf Trap

June 28, 2017
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

June 30, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center for the Performing Arts

July 2, 2017
Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre

July 3, 2017
Chicago, IL
Northerly Island

July 5, 2017
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage

July 19, 2017
Woodinville, WA
Chateau Ste. Michelle

July 21, 2017
Murphys, CA
Ironstone Amphitheatre

July 22, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Park Theatre

July 25, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre

July 27, 2017
Denver, CO
Paramount Theatre

Tickets to the general public went on sale today. 


PRE-ORDER LINKS:
CD: https://rrih.no/lbcmcd
LP: https://rrih.no/lbcmlp
Digital: https://rrih.no/lbcmdig
First single “In My World”: https://rrih.no/lbcmig1 (link will be live April 13th at 9pm PST)

For more information, please visit www.buckinghammcvie.com.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The return of Bleachers

Bleachers have announced their sophomore album Gone Now is set for release on June 2 and available for pre-order now. Previously released track “Don’t Take The Money” along with “Hate That You Know Me” will be available as instant grat upon album pre-order. “Hate That You Know Me” is available now at all digital retail providers.

Click HERE to listen. 

Bleachers will also be embarking on a North American headlining tour this spring. The tour will be kicking off April 25 in New York City.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. 

Jack Antonoff is a three-time Grammy®Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, as well as the creative force behind Bleachers. After serving as lead guitarist in multi-platinum band fun., Antonoff launched his solo project Bleachers in 2014 with the critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire. 

The album featured the gold-certified “I Wanna Get Better” (which topped Billboard’s Alternative chart) and the #3 Alternative radio hit “Rollercoaster.” Antonoff toured the world for a year and a half in support of Strange Desire. Antonoff is currently gearing up to release Bleachers’ second album on RCA Records. The first single, “Don’t Take The Money,” is out now.

In addition to his work with Bleachers, Antonoff is an in-demand songwriter and producer for other artists, including Taylor Swift (he co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Swift's Grammy®-winning album 1989 including out of the woods), Sara Bareilles (co-writing her Grammy®-nominated hit "Brave”), Zayn (co-writing and producing his No. 2 Hot 100 hit “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”), Sia, Tegan & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Grimes, and, most recently Lorde, having co-written and co-produced her new single “Green Light” and her highly anticipated new album, Melodrama.

Antonoff also founded and curated the annual “Shadow of the City” music festival, which takes place in Antonoff’s home state of New Jersey in the parking lot of the Asbury Park Stone Pony. In addition, this year Simon & Schuster will publish Antonoff’s first book, Record Store — a heavily illustrated anthology of essays, interviews, photographs, and ephemera that will pay tribute to the cherished and endangered cultural institution.

Antonoff is also a passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood and LGBTQ rights, having recently collected signatures from 142 high-profile artists, writers, and creators to deliver a message to legislators in Texas considering anti-LGBTQ laws. He is a co-founder of The Ally Coalition (TAC), which encourages allies of the LGBTQ community to take action for LGBTQ equality and support its causes. TAC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last few years for local LGBTQ homeless shelters around the US.


Track listing:

1. Dream of Mickey Mantle
2. Goodmorning
3. Hate That You Know Me
4. Don’t Take The Money
5. Everybody Lost Somebody
6. All My Heroes
7. Let’s Get Married
8. Goodbye
9. I Miss Those Days
10. Nothing Is U
11. I’m Ready To Move On/Mickey Mantle Reprise
12. Foreign Girls

Tour Dates:

4/25
Studio at Webster Hall
New York, NY

4/27
The Roxy
Los Angeles, CA

5/14
Shaky Knees Festival
Atlanta, GA

5/20
WKQX PiQniQ @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, IL

5/21
Slowdown
Omaha, NE

5/23
Rawkus
Colorado Springs, CO

5/24
X96 Spring Thing @ Gallivan Center
Salt Lake City, UT

5/27
Sasquatch Festival
George, WA

6/2
Governor's Ball
New York, NY

6/11
Radio 104.5 Birthday Celebration at BB&T Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA

6/13
The National
Richmond, VA

6/14
The Underground
Charlotte, NC

6/16
Express Live!
Columbus, OH

6/18
Firefly Music Festival
Dover, DE

6/20
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA

6/21
Anthology
Rochester, NY

6/23
Rams Head Live!
Baltimore, MD

6/25
St. Andrews Hall
Detroit, MI

6/27
Deluxe @ Old National Center
Indianapolis, IN

6/28
Delmar Hall
St. Louis, M O
 

6/30
Kansas City Live!
Kansas City, MO

Glen Campbell bids a musical 'Adiós'

Legendary singer and guitarist Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 on UMe, capping off an extraordinary career that has spanned more than five decades and 50 million albums sold.

The album will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally and is available for pre-order. Pre-order Adiós here: https://UMe.lnk.to/AdiosPR

It was recorded at Station West in Nashville following Campbell’s “Goodbye Tour” which he launched after revealing he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
In a statement, Kim Campbell, Glen’s wife of 34 years, revealed the genesis of the album, detailed the recording process and explained why Adiós is finally being released.

“A new Glen Campbell album coming out in 2017 might seem a bit odd since he hasn’t performed since 2012, and even more odd – if not absolutely amazing – when you consider that he has Alzheimer’s disease. Glen’s abilities to play, sing and remember songs began to rapidly decline after his diagnosis in 2011. A feeling of urgency grew to get him into the studio one last time to capture what magic was left. It was now or never.

“What you’re hearing when listening to Adiós is the beautiful and loving culmination of friends and family doing their very best for the man who inspired, raised, and entertained them for decades – giving him the chance to say one last goodbye to his fans, and put one last amazing collection of songs onto the record store shelves.”

For Campbell’s final recording session, Glen and Kim turned to Glen’s longtime banjo player and family friend Carl Jackson to helm the production, play guitar and help his old friend. In preparation for the recording, Jackson, who joined Campbell’s band in the early ‘70s as an 18-year-old banjo player, laid down some basic tracks and vocals for Campbell to study and practice. Jackson encouraged him every step of the way and although Campbell struggled at times because of his progressing dementia, he was clearly ecstatic about being in the studio.

The 12-track collection features songs that Campbell always loved but never got a chance to record, including several from Jimmy Webb, his longtime collaborator behind some of his biggest hits like “Wichita Lineman” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” and “Galveston."


Besides the title track, “Adiós,” first popularized by Linda Ronstadt, Campbell also sings Webb’s “Just Like Always” and “It Won’t Bring Her Back.” He revisits “Postcard From Paris” with his sons Cal and Shannon and daughter Ashley singing the line, “I wish you were here,” resulting in a powerful and heartfelt message of a family singing together one last time.

Adiós sees Campbell putting his spin on several classic songs including “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right,” inspired by Jerry Reed’s version of Bob Dylan’s timeless tune and “Everybody’s Talkin’, a banjo-filled take on the song that Campbell never recorded but famously performed on the “Sonny & Cher Show” in 1973 with a 19-year-old Carl Jackson. 


Campbell’s daughter Ashley plays banjo on the song and joins her dad on several tracks on the album. Other songwriters featured include Roger Miller with “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me),” which begins with a home recording of Miller singing the tune at a guitar pull before going into Campbell’s rendition with Vince Gill on harmonies, Dickey Lee’s honky tonk heartbreaker “She Thinks I Still Care” and Jerry Reed’s Johnny Cash hit “A Thing Called Love.” Willie Nelson joins his old pal for a poignant duet of Nelson’s 1968 “Funny How Time Slips Away” while Jackson tells Campbell’s life story in “Arkansas Farmboy.” 

“I wrote ‘Arkansas Farmboy’ sometime in the mid- to late-‘70s on a plane bound for one of the many overseas destinations I played with Glen between 1972 and 1984,” reveals Jackson. “The song was inspired by a story that Glen told me about his grandpa teaching him ‘In The Pines’ on a $5 Sears & Roebuck guitar when he was only a boy. That guitar led to worldwide fame and fortune, far beyond what even some in his family could comprehend.”

Adiós was a labor of love and a way for Glen Campbell to have one more chance to do what he loves to do and leave a musical gift for fans. Campbell, who turns 81 on April 22, is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He lives in Nashville where he is surrounded by his loving family and getting the very best of care.

ADIÓS TRACK LISTING

1. Everybody’s Talkin’
2. Just Like Always
3. Funny (How Time Slips Away) (feat. Willie Nelson)
4. Arkansas Farmboy
5. Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me) (intro by Roger Miller)
6. Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me) (feat. Vince Gill)
7. It Won’t Bring Her Back
8. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
9. She Thinks I Still Care
10. Postcard From Paris
11. A Thing Called Love
12. Adiós

Sheryl Crow news

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network for a concert special featuring Sheryl Crow on Friday, April 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW.

As she nears the release of her ninth studio album titled Be Myself - out April 21 via Warner Bros. Records - multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and musician Sheryl Crow will be the featured artist on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.

The show will delve into the star's history in an interview with series host Ted Stryker as well as a full concert featuring her hits and new fan favorites. Watch the trailer for the"Sheryl Crow" concert special (here).

For a sneak peek of the AUDIENCE Network concert "Sheryl Crow," view an exclusive full-song performance of the title track "Be Myself" on Rolling Stone (here).

Sheryl Crow describes "Be Myself" as, "The song speaks to trying to figure out a way to just accept your foibles and embrace the idea of being happy with who you are."

On Be Myself, Crow worked again with producer, musician, and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow's classic hits including "If It Makes You Happy" and "My Favorite Mistake."


Crow says her main goal was "to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original. So for the first time in my life, I made it a point to sit down and really listen to my old records. I'd drive my kids to school and play the old stuff as I came back home. That helped me remember what it felt like when I was just beginning as an artist. But it wasn't about repeating myself. It was about revisiting where I came from and seeing where that would take me now."

"The other thing that makes Be Myself special to me is that it's really topical,"Crow continues. "This past summer, because of what was going on in the world and particularly in the United States; I began to feel a sense of urgency about writing."


Crow and Trott enlisted Tchad Blake to engineer and mix the sessions with whom they hadn't worked with for 18 years.

Last week on HSN, Crow presented her new signature fashion collection and performed tracks from the new album, plus several of her greatest hits, as part of the retailer's Music City: Nashville special event.

Earlier this morning, she was the featured guest in all three hours of NBC's The Today Show, including a live performance outdoors on the Today Plaza. 


Tomorrow, April 20, Crow will perform her single "Halfway There" and sit for an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Tune in to CBS at 11:35 p.m.ET/ PT and 10:35 p.m. CT.

The Audience Network special will be live streamed on www.directv.com and www.uverse.com.

Sheryl Crow will tour this spring and summer including dates on Willie Nelson's Outlaw tour. 

Dates are as follows:

Apr 22 Tropicana Showroom Atlantic City, NJ
Apr 28 Pepsi Spring Jam Panama City Beach, FL
Apr 29 Walt Disney Theater Orlando, FL
Apr 30 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
May 19 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, UK
June 6 Humphreys by The Bay San Diego, CA
June 8 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
June 10 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
June 11 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
June 21 Wolf Trap - Filene Center Vienna, VA
June 23 Funhouse Fest Williamsburg, VA
June 24 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
June 25 Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
June 28 Beacon Theatre New York, NY
June 29 Rochester Internat'l Jazz Fest Rochester, NY
July 7 Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL
July 11 Center for the Performing Arts Carmel, IN
July 12 Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, MI
July 14 Chautauqua Institution Amph. Chautauqua, NY
Sep 13 Red Butte Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, UT

Tickets for the Outlaw tour go on sale Friday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m local time. More info here: https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-music-festival/

Dates are below:

July 1 Shrine on Airline New Orleans, LA
July 2 Starplex Pavilion Dallas, TX
July 6 Walmart Amphitheatre Rogers, AR
July 8 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI
July 9 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
July 16 Lakeview Amphitheater Syracuse, NY