Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Save Ferris to return after a long absence

Orange County ska-punk band Save Ferris will return in 2017 with their first new EP and headlining North American tour in over 15 years. The band will release the New Sound EP, on February 10th, which also marks the start of their tour.

Still led by original member Monique Powell, Save Ferris recently opened for No Doubt and Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

"Since this incarnation of Save Ferris first played together in 2013, the band and I have been working on new music, arranging schedules and selectively playing local shows to get ready for a tour. I have had to tell our fans to 'be patient, I promise it'll happen' for too long now! But now here we are. I can't believe we've made it this far....and now you get to see us in a town near you. For the first time in 15 years, Save Ferris is coming to get you! Are you ready?" - Monique Powell

For the EP, Save Ferris has called on fans directly to help fund the recording and release via a PledgeMusic campaign. The band is currently offering supporters a unique VIP experience that includes a soundcheck party, Q&A, meet & greet and photos with the band, as well as signed CDs, tote bags, signed certificates, pin sets, signed photos, a listening party and more. Go here for info:

Produced by Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila, New Sound not only marks Save Ferris' return, but as the title suggests, it also signals a new beginning for the band. After splitting with former band mates, Powell has embraced her ska and dub roots while moving forward with a contemporary sound. 

Tour dates:

Feb 10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones (Buy Tickets)
Feb 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar (Buy Tickets)
Feb 12 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up (Buy Tickets)
Feb 14 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge (Buy Tickets)
Feb 16 - Dallas, TX - Trees (Buy Tickets)
Feb 17 - Austin, TX - Barracuda (Buy Tickets)
Feb 18 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall (Buy Tickets)
Feb 20 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall (Buy Tickets)
Feb 22 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth (Buy Tickets)
Feb 23 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live (Buy Tickets)
Feb 24 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre (Buy Tickets)
Feb 25 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Hell) (Buy Tickets)
Feb 26 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In (Buy Tickets)
Mar 1 - Washington, DC - Black Cat (Buy Tickets)
Mar 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts (Buy Tickets)
Mar 3 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony (Buy Tickets)
Mar 4 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (Buy Tickets)
Mar 5 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall (Buy Tickets)
Mar 7 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace (Buy Tickets)
Mar 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre (Buy Tickets)
Mar 9 - Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch (Buy Tickets)
Mar 10 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (Buy Tickets)
Mar 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line (Buy Tickets)
Mar 14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird (Buy Tickets)
Mar 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall (Buy Tickets)
Mar 17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre (Buy Tickets)
Mar 18 - Vancouver, BC - Venue (Buy Tickets)
Mar 19 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern (Buy Tickets)
Mar 22 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium (Buy Tickets)
Mar 23 - San Francisco, CA - Independent (Buy Tickets)
Mar 24 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s (Buy Tickets)
Mar 26 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (Buy Tickets)

John Wesley Harding (Wes Stace) teams with Jayhawks for next album

As a fan since the beginning and having done a few interviews with Wes in the past, I can't wait to hear this...

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Wesley Stace will release Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding on Feb. 24 via Yep Roc Records. Recorded with The Jayhawks—Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan, and Karen Grotberg—at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, the album was co-produced by Stace and Gary Louris.

Listen/share the first track “Let’s Evaporate,” written with Chas Cronk from the Strawbs, one of Stace’s favorite bands. The album is now available for pre-order here.

The album features 12 tracks chosen for these sessions by Stace, who says, “I always have a lot of songs, so I listened to every unused song I had, many of them quite recent, and picked 11 that I thought The Jayhawks (or The Wezhawks, as we started to call it) would sound great on. I also included a cover, “Don’t Turn Me Loose,” which is where the idea of our making a record together had originated: I saw them live and thought they’d sound great playing that song, and then I thought: and I should be singing it! And they liked the idea. And we did these twelve songs, and that’s it. Everything we recorded is on the record. No outtakes.”

The second album under his real name, the album’s title was chosen for a myriad of reasons including a) the urge to bring all of his art under one banner, b) Jeff Lynne’s ELO, and c) various cab ride conversations.

Track listing:

I Don’t Wanna Rock ‘n Roll
You’re a Song
Better Tell No One Your Dreams
How To Fall
For Me and You
Hastings Pier
Audience of One
Don’t Turn Me Loose
The Wilderness Years
What You Want Belongs to You
Remember Me
Let’s Evaporate

Lee DeWyze news

Singer/songwriter Lee DeWyze will cap off a busy 2016 with 8 U.S. tour dates along the East Coast. DeWyze will treat audiences to a show full of songs from his latest album Oil & Water, along with additional unreleased material. New dates will continue to be added into the new year.

"Recording and writing Oil and Water was the most liberating experience I've had creating music so far in my career," DeWyze explained. "It has been fulfilling and special to be able to tour around the US sharing it with people and making new fans. I look forward to bookending the year with a tour of the Northeast."

Lee DeWyze discovered music at an early age and developed a strong passion for songwriting as he listened to several influential albums growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

His depth as a songwriter along with his earnest ability to craft a balance of harmony, melody and deep emotion is a direct reflection of some of Lee's earliest influences including Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens and Johnny Cash. As a teen Lee learned to play guitar, piano and drums which eventually led to him writing his own songs. Before the age of 20 he recorded two albums for an independent label in Chicago while working two jobs. Lee decided to audition for FOX's American Idol and was crowned the winner of Season 9.

After winning American Idol, Lee DeWyze released his major label debut album Live It Up (RCA) in 2010. His critically acclaimed album Frames (Vanguard Records) followed in 2013 and the single "Fight" reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot AC charts for 10 weeks. The accompanying music video, produced and directed by Lee, won first place at the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival.

In 2014 the song "Blackbird Song" was featured on the hit show The Walking Dead and went on to garner over 6 million YouTube views, 3 million Spotify streams and 75,000 singles sold. In 2016, after signing with Shanachie Records, Lee released his latest album Oil & Water. He spent much of 2016 on the road and writing new music which he will release in 2017.

Tour Dates:

December 8 Richmond, VA The Tin Pan
December 9 Philadelphia, PA Tin Angel
December 10 Worcester, MA Bull Mansion
December 11 New York, NY Rockwood Stage 2
December 13 Manchester, NH Jewel
December 14 Pawling, NY Daryl's House
December 15 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
December 16 Leesburg, VA Tally Ho
December 30 Chicago, IL Durty Nellies
December 31 Spring Lake, MI Seven Steps Up
January 1 Spring Lake, MI Seven Steps Up
January 20 Park City, UT Sundance
January 21 Park City, UT Sundance
January 22 Park City, UT Sundance
January 24 Denver, CO Johnson and Wales College
January 31 Fort Hays, KS Fort Hays State University

White Lies tour dates, new video

White Lies has unveiled Hold Back Your Love, the new video directed by David Pablos. 

Band member Charles Cave explains, "It's hard for me to talk about 'Hold Back Your Love' in a measured way. We all absolutely love this song. I felt the same after we recorded 'Death', 'Bigger Than Us', or 'Big TV'. Call it emotional attachment, or hopefully just a 'good ear', this song feels like it confidently sits itself down on the front row of White Lies songs that fall into elusive 'encore' territory. I'm struggling to remember how this song came about, which is always a positive feeling as it suggests the process was a totally pleasurable and inspirational one, but I know that it was written quickly and the melodies seemed to do that dreamy thing of writing themselves. I think we were in a 'Tango In The Night' state of pop when this song came about, and you can definitely hear that in the middle section. But equally, (and this band has been a huge influence since we were fifteen) there's a solid Talking Heads stomp that, dare I say it, you can almost dance to!"

The new album Friends is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.

It was recorded in Bryan Ferry's private studio in London's Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.


February 2017
1st - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
2nd - New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3rd - Boston, MA - Middle East Club
4th - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
6th - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
7th - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
8th - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11th - Vancouver BC - Rickshaw Theater
12th - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
14th - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
15th - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
17th - Guadalajara - Teatro Diana
18th - Mexico City - El Plaza Condesa

Buy tickets here: 

Eric Clapton to play New York, LA

Eric Clapton celebrated his 70th birthday last year by writing in a tour program, “I swear this is it, no more…..I know I've been threatening retirement for the last fifty years, but I didn't think I'd ever really want to stop. I love what I do and always have done, but over the last few decades I've found what I was always really looking for, a loving family who love me just the way I am, which means I can relax and rest when I need to, and more and more I treasure the beauty of that....”

It went on to say, “Hopefully, I might be able to remember and breathe some life into this old stuff…. in truth believe me, with these great guys to play with, I'll be having the time of my life!”

Having said that, Eric Clapton announced his only North American shows for 2017: concert dates at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Forum. The concerts will be a celebration of 50 years in music. Guitar slingers Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan will be special guests.

For two shows in each city, Eric will be accompanied by his band members Walt Richmond, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.

The concerts:   

Sunday, March 19 New York Madison Square Garden
Monday, March 20 New York Madison Square Garden
Saturday, March 25 Los Angeles The Forum
Sunday, March 26 Los Angeles The Forum

Tickets will be offered as an advance sale to Chase credit customers beginning Thursday, December 1 at 12:00 pm EST via through Friday, December 2 at 11:59pm EST. General Public On-Sale will begin Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PBS news: ACL Presents the Americana Music Festival 2016

Austin City Limits (ACL) returns to Nashville for a special broadcast featuring performance highlights from this year’s Americana Honors & Awards. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2016 premieres Nov. 19 on PBS and delivers dazzling performances that represent the genre’s diversity and excellence.

The music-filled hour features many of the night's award winners and honorees, including buzzed-about newcomers and icons who helped define the genre; among them: George Strait, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Parker Millsap, Dwight Yoakam, William Bell, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell.

The special airs Nov. 19 on PBS at 8pm CT/9pm ET. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time immediately following the initial broadcast. The show's official hashtag is #acltv.

Recorded live at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 21, The Americana Music Association's 15th Annual Honors & Awards ceremony is a celebration of music that is authentic, diverse and original from many genres, both traditional and contemporary. “If you can taste the dirt through your ears, that is Americana,” says Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly. “It is music that is derived or inspired by American roots traditions.”

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jason Isbell, who took top honors for Album of the Year and Song of the Year, gives a captivating performance of his “If It Takes A Lifetime,” accompanied by his wife, fiddler Amanda Shires, and band The 400 Unit. Roots giants who died within the last year, Merle Haggard, Guy Clark and Ralph Stanley, are honored with one-of-a-kind performances: the show opens with the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree for Performance, Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir, in tribute to Merle Haggard, performing a rendition of the country outlaw’s iconic “Mama Tried.” Steve Earle delivers Guy Clark’s classic “Desperados Waiting For A Train,” calling out “See you when I get there Maestro,” at the song’s close. Roots titan Alison Krauss performs a stunning a cappella version of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley’s “Gloryland,” joined by stalwarts Buddy Miller, Melonie Cannon and Stuart Duncan.

In true Americana style, the broadcast is loaded with musical moments and collaborations. Legendary duet partners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, awarded Duo/Group of the year, perform a stirring “Bring It On Home.” Bonnie Raitt, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement honoree, offers a new track, “Gypsy in Me,” backed by gospel greats The McCrary Sisters. She returns to join Stax soul legend William Bell, the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoree for Songwriting, on the slow-burn “The Three of Me,” accompanied by producer John Leventhal on guitar. Honky-tonk maverick Dwight Yoakam delivers a blistering gem, "What I Don't Know," from his acclaimed new release Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… alongside Stuart Duncan on fiddle.

The genre’s breakout newcomers give show-stopping performances, including the Emerging Artist Award-winner, Nashville rebel Margo Price with her “Tennessee Song.” Americana sensation Parker Millsap performs a powerful “Heaven Sent” from his critically-acclaimed Album of the Year-nominated release, joined by standouts Sarah Jarosz and Aiofe O’Donovan on backing vocals. Chart-toppers The Lumineers light up the stage with a new song, “Angela.” Emerging Artist nominees Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats perform “Wasting Time,” showing the full range of the Americana spectrum.

A king of country music, George Strait performs his signature “King of Broken Hearts” alongside the songwriter, Jim Lauderdale, for a thrilling close. The hourlong broadcast is hosted by Americana kingpin Lauderdale, and performers are backed by a first class house band led by Nashville mainstay Buddy Miller featuring it-producer Dave Cobb with Stuart Duncan, Fred Eltringham, Steve Fishell, Matt Rollings, Chris Wood, and The McCrary Sisters.

Episode set list:

Bob Weir “Mama Tried”
The Lumineers “Angela”
Bonnie Raitt “Gypsy In Me”
Parker Millsap “Heaven Sent”
Jason Isbell “If It Takes A Lifetime”
Steve Earle “Desperados Waiting For A Train”
Dwight Yoakam “What I Don’t Know”
Margo Price “Tennessee Song”
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats “Wasting Time”
William Bell “Three of Me” feat. Bonnie Raitt
Alison Krauss “Gloryland” feat. Stuart Duncan, Melonie Cannon & Buddy Miller
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Bring It On Home”
George Strait & Jim Lauderdale “King of Broken Hearts”

The complete line-up for the full 14-week season of Austin City Limits, including seven new episodes to air beginning January 2017, will be announced shortly. Viewers can visit for news regarding future tapings, episode schedules, and live stream updates.

NAMM '17 news: TEC Tracks, NAMM U sessions

At The 2017 NAMM Show, inspiration and innovation, transformative business know-how, and leading strategies and tips for music industry professionals and businesses of all sizes will be offered through more than 120 free educational sessions.

The Show’s NAMM U and TEC Tracks sessions have been designed to inspire members from various disciplines within the music products industry — from music product retailers and manufacturers to professionals in pro audio, live sound and lighting. Registrants will have access to learning sessions from the world’s top thought leaders and their peers who will present successful strategies and best practices trending across the industry today.

On Wednesday, January 18, many business-enhancing opportunities begin before the show officially opens, with an all-day intensive training: Retail Boot Camp. Featuring two different tracks, this training includes a schedule of strategies and tools for everyone involved in music retail who aims to strengthen their businesses and business practices through “Sales, Marketing and Websites” or “Financial Management” tracks.

Speakers in the first track include pre-eminent thought-leaders “The Retail Doctor,” Bob Phibbs; digital marketing pioneer Larry Bailin; and Ben Blakesley, social media marketing leader at Reebok. In the financial track, experts Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe of Friedman, Kannenberg & Co. will offer tools and strategies for sound fiscal management.

Beginning Thursday morning, the show will officially open each day with NAMM U Breakfast Sessions. Located on the NAMM campus in the Hilton’s Pacific ballroom, the sessions will feature prominent keynote speakers sharing today’s best business practices, innovative ideas and inspirational strategies designed to transform businesses. 

Thursday morning kicks off the show with “Breakfast of Champions,” an up-close look at the people changing the music products industry, and led by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond. On Friday, the show welcomes back marketing expert Larry Bailin for “2020: Future-Proof Your Business,” a session on how customers are changing, and how to prepare your business for the future. On Saturday, best-selling author and social media legend Guy Kawasaki brings “The Art of Innovation,” a presentation designed to reveal practical, surprising and even counterintuitive ideas to trigger innovation in a music store or products business. Sunday morning will welcome the perennial favorite “Best in Show” session. Led by Frank Alkyer of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, a guest panel of music retail experts make their picks for the biggest products and technology breakthroughs found on the NAMM show floor.

Following each morning’s Breakfast Session, The NAMM Idea Center will come alive with more than 45 free presentations and panels that will help NAMM members discover the most creative ideas that are proving successful in music retail right now. Held in the lobby of the Anaheim Convention Center, the Idea Center will play host to a variety of hot topics in retail today, including search engine optimization (SEO), website upgrades, store design breakthroughs, lesson program improvements and online marketing. Members seeking to enhance their business systems can learn from a variety of NAMM Member service providers appearing on The NAMM Retail Tech stage — new for The 2017 NAMM Show and located inside the NAMM Member Center, also in the lobby. The NAMM Retail Tech stage is the hot spot for a series of sessions on retail software, technology platforms and strategies for business modernization, all offered by NAMM service providers.

For sound, studio and stage professionals, TEC Tracks returns with more than 70 robust sessions curated to enhance skills that are crucial now and leading into the next decade. For the first time, TEC Tracks will offer themed days to cater to the different audio and technology communities at the show.

Starting on Thursday, TEC Tracks ushers in the Entertainment Technology (Live Sound and Lighting) day with a special opening session led by live sound engineer Mark Frink and a panel of pre-eminent front-of-house mixing engineers. Also on Thursday, a special “Introduction to Dante” session hosted by Audinate will offer budding audio pros an opportunity to learn more about the networking technology. In addition to the special session, Audinate will host two days of the company’s Dante Training and Certification program.

On Friday, TEC talks Futurism, when A3E (Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange) begins its first-for-NAMM, future-focused two-day program. Under the banner of “Creating Harmony Between Man and Machine,” the series of sessions will explore the boundaries of musical creativity using advanced audio applications and technologies that are transforming the MI market.

On Saturday, TEC Tracks will offer a full day of expertise on Recording day, starting with a special keynote from sonic mastermind, Peter Asher (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Morrissey), who will be interviewed by music industry analyst Bob Leftsetz. Saturday will also play host to Aerosmith producer Jack Douglas as he dissects the band’s “Toys in the Attic” album with award-winning journalist Mr. Bonzai. At the conclusion of the day, Douglas will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame as part of The NAMM TEC Awards.

Now in its 32nd year, the annual awards honor a variety of companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television and video games, along with musicians who embody the spirit of industry legend Les Paul with The Les Paul Award. The 2017 recipient of the Les Paul Award is Aerosmith co-founder and lead guitarist, Joe Perry.

On Sunday, TEC Tracks will switch its focus to “what’s next” during the Music Business day, which will cover everything from marketing to intellectual property to distribution in a forward-thinking program that will speak to emerging and established music professionals.

Members who are planning to attend The 2017 NAMM Show are encouraged to secure their badges before January 4, 2017 when the free badge deadline expires. Please visit for additional information.

To view the complete schedule of NAMM U and TEC Tracks sessions, please visit

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tom Chaplin of Keane to embark on first US solo tour

Last month, I provided details here about Chaplin's upcoming debut solo album. Now I'm excited to find out he is touring the U.S. Read below for details...

Tom Chaplin, frontman of the 2x Grammy Award Nominated British alt-rock outfit Keane, will be hitting the road on an intimate 15-city North American Tour in January. He will be playing new songs off The Wave as well as playing classic Keane favorites. Ticket on sale is Nov. 18. For more information, please visit:

Tom Chaplin is set to release his debut solo record, The Wave, in the U.S. on Jan. 13 via Arts & Crafts. Pre-orders are now available here.

The live band will comprise MD, Sebastian Sternberg (
drums/programming), Rosie Langley (violin/synths/guitar), Tobie Tripp (piano/violin) and Beau Holland (guitar/synths/piano).

North American Tour Dates:

1/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
1/15 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery
1/17 - Washington DC @ The Lincoln Theatre
1/19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/20 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/21 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
1/23 - Montreal, Canada @ Lion D'Or
1/24 - Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club
1/25 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues, Cambridge Room
1/26 - Chicago, IL @ Park West
1/28 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
1/29 - Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
1/30 - Austin, TX @ 3TEN
2/02 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

2/03 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness news

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will release new album Zombies on Broadway on February 10, 2017 via Vanguard Records, a follow up to McMahon's eponymous debut album that launched the gold-selling, cross-genre, top 5 alternative and AAA hit "Cecilia in the Satellite." The album will be available for pre-order on Nov. 18 accompanied by two songs: Alternative Radio Top 20 hit "Fire Escape" and "Brooklyn, You're Killing Me."

In celebration of the release, AMITW will embark on a national headlining 'Zombies in America' U.S. tour with support from Atlas Genius and Night Riots. The tour kicks off in March. Pre-sale tickets for the tour have started, with general on-sale tickets starting on Nov. 18 at 10am local time. Visit for more info.

McMahon talks about the impetus behind Zombies on Broadway - "I wrote this album in the middle of a whirlwind, when the future was unclear. I found my way to the city, thinking I could settle a score with a ghost. You can't, so I came home and rewrote the ending," he says.

Having been diagnosed with cancer in New York in 2005, McMahon found himself wanting to return to the city to battle some demons leading to the creation of Zombies On Broadway. Its lead single, "Fire Escape" shares the tale of McMahon's experience in the city that never sleeps; it's already reached #17 on Alternative radio and is currently growing at AAA and Rock as well. His self-titled debut launched the cross-genre smash single, "Cecilia and the Satellite," a Top 5 hit across both Alternative and AAA radio, Top 10 hit at Hot AC and also climbed up the Pop chart.

Aside from his professional successes, McMahon is an 11 year survivor of leukemia and founder of the Dear Jack Foundation, one of the first Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specific cancer foundations which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit AYAs diagnosed with cancer. McMahon lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 10 years Kelly and their daughter Cecilia, of whom the hit single was penned about. For more information on Dear Jack Foundation visit

Track listing:

1. Zombies Intro
2. Brooklyn, You're Killing Me
3. So Close
4. Don't Speak For Me (True)
5. Fire Escape
6. Dead Man's Dollar
7. Shot Out Of A Cannon
8. Walking In My Sleep
9. Island Radio
10. Love and Great Buildings
11. Birthday Song

Tour dates: 

3/17/2017 Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! Power and Light District
3/18/2017 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
3/21/2017 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/22/2017 TBA
3/24/2017 TBA
3/25/2017 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
3/26/2017 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
3/28/2017 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
3/29/2017 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/31/2017 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/1/2017 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/2/2017 TBA
4/4/2017 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/5/2017 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/7/2017 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
4/8/2017 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
4/9/2017 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
4/11/2017 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/12/2017 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/14/2017 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
4/15/2017 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
4/17/2017 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm Charleston
4/18/2017 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
4/19/2017 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
4/21/2017 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
4/22/2017 TBA
4/23/2017 Gainesville, FL @ Florida Theater
4/25/2017 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
4/26/2017 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/28/2017 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/29/2017 Austin, TX @ Emo's
4/30/2017 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
5/2/2017 Scottsdale, AZ @ Livewire
5/3/2017 TBA
5/5/2017 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
5/7/2017 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/9/2017 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/10/2017 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/12/2017 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/13/2017 Las Vegas, NV @ Top Golf

Barenaked Ladies plot spring live trek

Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road next spring with a tour that kicks off in April. Most tickets go on sale Nov. 18. Any exceptions are noted below. All dates will also include a VIP Premium Ticket package available for purchase. For more information on all dates and tickets, please visit

The Canadian pop/rock band released BNL Rocks Red Rocks last May. It was recorded at the Morrison, CO amphitheater during the band's "Last Summer on Earth' Tour in 2015. The album features hits like "One Week," "Pinch Me, "If I Had $1,000,000" plus songs from their last two releases, including "Odds Are" which hit #2 at iTunes.

Work on their next album is scheduled to commence this winter.

Tour dates:

March 3...Detroit, MI - Motor City Casino
April 21...Albany, NY - The Egg
April 22...Valley Forge, PA - Valley Forge Casino
April 25...Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
April 27...Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
April 28...Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
April 29...Burlington, VT - Flynn Theater
April 30...Ithaca, NY - State Theater
May 2...Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Center
May 4...Catoosa, OK - The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino**
May 5...Tunica, MS - Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino
May 10...Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Palace*
May 11...Moorhead, MN - Blue Stem PAC*
May 12...Deadwood, SD - Mountain Grand
May 13...Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center
May 15...St Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 16...Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theater*

*tickets on sale Dec. 2
**tickets on sale TBD

Emmylou Harris tribute concert available on home video, CD

The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration is out now via Rounder Label Group.

Featuring an all-star assortment of music luminaries and others, it was held on January 10, 2015 and included a house band led by co-musical directors Buddy Miller (guitars) and Don Was (bass), plus Sam Bush (mandolin, banjo, fiddle), Audley Freed (guitars), Fred Eltringham (drums), Matt Rollings (keyboards), Greg Leisz (pedal steel, lap steel), and Sara Watkins (fiddle, harmony vocals).

Captured and presented in HD and Dolby 5.1 surround stereo, the concert film and companion audio recordings include a wide range of songs Harris has recorded (see full track listing below). A special version of the set, offered exclusively by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, has bonus performances by Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle and more. 


One Of These Days - Buddy Miller
Will The Circle Be Unbroken- Mavis Staples
Wheels - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Orphan Girl - Holly Williams & Chris Coleman
Sin City - Steve Earle
Hickory Wind - Lucinda Williams
You're Still On My Mind - Rodney Crowell
Born To Run - Lee Ann Womack
When We're Gone, Long Gone - John Starling & Emmylou Harris
Blackhawk - Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
All The Roadrunning - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill
The Pearl - Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin
When I Stop Dreaming - Martina McBride
Prayer In Open D - Patty Griffin
Together Again - Vince Gill
Two More Bottles of Wine - Sheryl Crow & Vince Gill
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - Kris Kristofferson
Till I Gain Control Again - Alison Krauss
Boulder To Birmingham - Emmylou Harris (with Full Ensemble)

One Of These Days - Buddy Miller
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Mavis Staples
Red Dirt Girl - Shawn Colvin
Michelangelo - The Milk Carton Kids
Wheels - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Orphan Girl - Holly Williams & Chris Coleman
Bluebird Wine - Trampled By Turtles
Hickory Wind - Lucinda Williams
You're Still On My Mind - Rodney Crowell
Born To Run - Lee Ann Womack
When We're Gone, Long Gone - John Starling & Emmylou Harris
Blackhawk - Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
Wrecking Ball- Iron & Wine, Daniel Lanois
Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight - Shovels & Rope
All The Roadrunning - Mary Chapin Carpenter & Vince Gill
The Pearl - Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin & Patty Griffin
When I Stop Dreaming - Martina McBride
Prayer In Open D - Patty Griffin
Pancho And Lefty - Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack & Herb Pedersen
Together Again - Vince Gill
Two More Bottles of Wine - Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - Kris Kristofferson
Till I Gain Control Again - Alison Krauss
Cash On The Barrelhead - Alison Krauss
Boulder To Birmingham - Emmylou Harris (with Full Ensemble)

DVD/Blu-ray Bonus Performances
Sin City - Steve Earle
Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn - Sara Watkins


1. One Of These Days - Buddy Miller
2. Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn - Sara Watkins
3. Red Dirt Girl - Shawn Colvin
4. Michelangelo - The Milk Carton Kids
5. Bluebird Wine - Trampled By Turtles
6. Born To Run - Lee Ann Womack
7. When We're Gone, Long Gone - John Starling & Emmylou Harris
8. Blackhawk - Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
9. Wrecking Ball - Iron & Wine, Daniel Lanois
10. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight - Shovels & Rope
11. All The Road Running - Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill
12. When I Stop Dreaming - Martina McBride
13. Prayer In Open D - Patty Griffin
14. Pancho And Lefty - Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Herb Pendersen
15. Two More Bottles Of Wine - Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
16. Ooh Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
17. Chase The Feeling- Kris Kristofferson & Rodney Crowell
18. Cash On The Barrelhead - Alison Krauss
19. Boulder To Birmingham - Emmylou Harris

Sting world tour dates on sale soon

photo: Eric Ryan Anderson
Following the recent release of Sting’s new album 57th & 9th, his 2017 tour of clubs, theatres and arenas throughout North America and Europe has been announced. Additional dates in South America and Asia will follow soon. 

On the 57th & 9th Tour, Sting will be joined by a three-piece band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based Tex Mex band, The Last Bandoleros.

Tickets for the newly announced 57th & 9th Tour concert dates will go on sale beginning  Nov. 18 through Nov. 21. In North America, every ticket purchased online includes a digital download of Sting’s new album. In the UK, Spain, and France, fans who pre-order Sting’s new album at HMV (UK only) and FNAC (Spain and France) will receive priority pre-sale access to the concert of their choice.

Members of the official fan club will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance beginning Nov. 15. Details at Citi cardmembers can also take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, including a special “Citi presents Sting: 57th & 9th” concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, beginning Nov. 17 at 10am through Nov. 21 at 5pm (all times local). For complete pre-sale details visit: Ticket purchases limited to between 2-4 tickets per person dependent on venue.

Sting’s twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th, his first mostly rock/pop project in over a decade, was released Nov. 11 on A&M/Interscope Records. The 10-song collection was produced by Martin Kierszenbaum and recorded in a few weeks with Sting’s longtime collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), as well as drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and backing vocals by the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros.


Wed., Feb. 01, 2017
Vancouver, BC
Commodore Ballroom

Thur., Feb. 02, 2017
Portland, OR
Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center

Sunday, Feb. 05, 2017
San Francisco, CA
The Masonic

Wed., Feb. 08, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Rancho Mirage, CA
Agua Caliente Casino

Tues., Feb. 14, 2017
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium

Thur., Feb. 16, 2017
Kansas City, KS
Uptown Theater

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
St. Louis, MO
The Pageant

Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Austin, TX
ACL Live at The Moody Theater

Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Dallas, TX
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
New Orleans, LA
UNO Lakefront Arena

Thur., Feb. 23, 2017
Houston, TX
Smart Financial Centre

Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Miami, FL
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
Atlanta, GA

Tues., Feb. 28, 2017
Nashville, TN
Municipal Auditorium

Thur., Mar. 02, 2017
Minneapolis, MN
The Myth

Thursday, Mar. 03, 2017
Chicago, IL
Aragon Ballroom

Sun., Mar. 05, 2017
Toronto, ON

Mon., Mar. 06, 2017
Montreal, QC

Wed., Mar. 08, 2017
Boston, MA
House of Blues

Thur., Mar. 09, 2017
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun

Sat., Mar. 11, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Sun., Mar. 12, 2017
Washington, DC
The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Tues., Mar. 14, 2017
New York, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom


Tues., Mar. 21, 2017
Barcelona, SP
Sant Jordi Club

Thur., Mar. 23, 2017
Milan, IT

Sat., Mar. 25, 2017
Hamburg, DE

Mon., Mar. 27, 2017
Warsaw, PL

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017
Stuttgart, DE

Thur., Mar. 30, 2017
Zurich, CH
Samsung Hall

Sat., Apr. 01, 2017
Esch-sur-Alzette, LU

Sun., Apr. 02, 2017
Brussels, BE
Forest National

Tues., Apr. 04, 2017
Dusseldorf, DE
Mistubishi Electric Halle

Wed., Apr. 05, 2017
Amsterdam, NL
Heineken Music Hall (as of January 1st AFAS Live)

Friday, Apr. 07, 2017
Manchester, UK
Manchester O2 Apollo

Sun., Apr. 09, 2017
London, UK
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
Paris, FR

Thur., Apr. 13, 2017
Paris, FR

Stagecoach '17 details announced

STAGECOACH 2017 -- set for Friday, April 28, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 2017-- marks the festival’s 11th year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA.

Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney will headline the 3-day event with additional performances by Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Tyler Farr, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson and Family, Travis Tritt, Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Cyndi Lauper, Maddie & Tae, Dan + Shay, CAM, Los Lobos, Jamey Johnson and many more.

Tickets for STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL go on sale Friday, November 18th at 11:00 AM PST at Three-day GA weekend passes start at $299.

Also available, the Corral Standing Pit, a standing room only section directly in front of the Mane stage OR Corral Reserved Seating, each with access to the Saloon. All taxes, shipping and fees are included in listed ticket prices. What you see is what you pay! Pay in full or choose the payment plan to split your payments through December. Children 10 and under are free.

For complete festival information please visit

Friday, November 11, 2016

In stores today: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s 'Christmas Together'

CMA “Entertainer of the Year” Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s first-ever collaborative album CHRISTMAS TOGETHER (Pearl/Gwendolyn Records) is available now. 

The new festive collection features duets, solo performances and special guests for a mix of original songs and holiday standards - notably “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “Santa Baby.” The pair also introduces “Ugly Christmas Sweater," “Merry Christmas Means I Love You” and "What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song)" featuring James Taylor. Purchase through Amazon and Target.

Yearwood just appeared on The Chew, while Brooks will stop by The View (ABC) on Nov. 21 at 11am ET. The two will join forces for a stacked schedule of national TV appearances leading up to the holidays, starting with Good Morning America on Nov. 24, as well as a second appearance on Dec. 23.

Fans can catch them for yuletide appearances Christmas in Rockefeller Center on NBC on Nov. 30 at 7pm CT and Live With Kelly on Dec. 21 on ABC at 9am CT. They will also appear on multiple Disney holiday specials including The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC) on Nov. 24 at 8pm ET, Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration (Disney) on Nov. 25 at 8pm ET and The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration (ABC) on Christmas Day at 9am ET.

Track Listing

1. I’m Beginning To See The Light
2. Ugly Christmas Sweater
3. Santa Baby
4. Feliz Navidad
5. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
6. Marshmallow World
7. Merry Christmas Means I Love You
8. Hard Candy Christmas
9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
10. The Man With The Bag
11. What I’m Thankful For (The Thanksgiving Song)-Featuring James Taylor

'Trainspotting' soundtrack re-released for 20th Anniversary

This was definitely among the classic soundtracks of the Nineties...

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the drama Trainspotting, Rhino/Parlophone has reissued the original soundtrack on limited edition 180-gram orange vinyl, as a double-LP for the first time in North America and on CD.

Based on the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name, the film version of Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, became a cult sensation. Centered around the heroin subculture of Edinburgh in the 1980s, the film is occupied with surrealism and black comedy. 

TRAINSPOTTING: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE replicates the original artwork, including special silver spot finish on the jacket. The album includes signature tracks "Lust For Life," a hit for Iggy Pop in 1977, as well as Underworld's quintessential club track "Born Slippy," which was available exclusively via the soundtrack when it was originally released. In addition, fans will find tracks from Pulp, Blur, New Order, Primal Scream, Lou Reed, Brian Eno and more.

The reissue also comes on the heels of the announcement of T2: Trainspotting, which hits theaters in early 2017 and stars many of the original cast members of Trainspotting. Let's join Renton, Begbie, Sickboy, to re-experience this timeless classic, 20 years later.

In stores today: Ty Herndon's 'House on Fire'

Ty Herndon’s new album House On Fire is now available on iTunes and Amazon. He has released three music videos in support of the release: “That Kind of Night,” “House On Fire” and “Fighter” - all directed by Trent Atkinson. Two other music videos have been shot and will be released soon.

The singer will appear on Prime Country (Ch. 54) as guest a DJ on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET as well as Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. ET.

House On Fire is a collection of 12 new contemporary songs, which are co-produced by Herndon and Erik Halbig, with Drew Davis joining as co-producer on six of the songs.

Having signed with BFD through Sony/RED Distribution, Herndon returned to the Sony family, where he made his chart-topping debut in the mid '90s. 

Among Herndon’s country hits: several No. 1’s (“What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment,” “It Must Be Love,” “Loved Too Much”) and top 10 charters (“I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go),” “Hands of a Working Man”). He’s had 20 Billboard charted singles to his credit, numerous industry awards, and more than five million albums sold.

Track Listing:

1) That Kind of Night
(Erik Halbig, JT Hodges, Rich Redmond)

2) Sweet Way To Go
(Ty Herndon, Erik Halbig, Sammy Ariaga, Jason Massey)

3) Just Friends
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig, Dakota Bradley)

4) All Night Tonight
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)

5) Blame It On the Mustang
(Chase Yaklin, Jason Delkou, Erik Halbig)

6) House On Fire
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)

7) Go
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)

8) If You
(Walker Hayes, Erik Halbig)

9) Stick With What I Know
(Ty Herndon, Erik Halbig, Jeremy Bussey, John Ritter)

10) Nothing Left to Break
(Erik Halbig, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Elisha Hoffman)

11) World I’m Livin’ In
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Kristy Osmunson, Erik Halbig)

12) Fighter
(Ann Marie Boskovich, Danny Myrick, Monica Madrid)

Def Leppard launch PledgeMusic campaign for upcoming live set

Over the summer, Def Leppard completed a tour of North American. Slated for Feb. 10, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release their concert film "And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD and Digital Video. The film was shot at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. 
Front man Joe Elliott said, “I had this idea that we should film one of the shows from the 2016 tour because apart from the ‘Viva Hysteria’ shows, we hadn’t actually had a live performance filmed since 1988. With a new album out that was being so well received, it was just a case of where to do it. From the second the house lights went down, we could see the sun setting from the stage, and the energy from the crowd just seemed to intensify. It was a good choice and a great way to document Def Leppard in 2016.”

With two Diamond Awards (10 million album copies) to their credit, Def Leppard put out a self-titled album last year featuring the singles “Dangerous” and “Let’s Go,” which hit #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

As a bonus, the DVD set will include the official music videos for “Let’s Go”, “Dangerous,” and “Man Enough” and the lyric video for “Let’s Go.”

In anticipation of the DVD release, Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment are launching a special PledgeMusic pre-order today. Fans who participate will gain early access to a few select tracks, including “Dangerous” and “Rock On” as well as exclusive merchandise from PledgeMusic. CLICK HERE to pre-order.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

Let’s Go
Let It Go
Love Bites
Armaggeddon It
Rock On
Man Enough

Disc 2:

Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
Switch 625
Medley: Hysteria / Heroes
Let’s Get Rocked
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Rock of Ages

Def Leppard:

Joe Elliott (vocals)
Phil Collen (guitar)
Vivian Campbell (guitar)
Rick Savage (bass)
Rick Allen (drums)

The Who's 'My Generation' to get deluxe reissue treatment

This should be an amazing reissue. The digital box set arrives Nov. 18, while the physical CDs follow on Dec. 9 and the LPs on Feb. 10. Read all the details from the press release below...

In the half century since its release, The Who’s debut album My Generation hasn’t lost any of its raw, visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden amongst many more.

Back in 1965, the band was considered to be so dangerous that the tailors tasked with turning a Union Jack into a pop art mod jacket for the cover feared that they would be jailed for desecration of the nation’s flag.

The Who’s surly demeanour that day in 1965 at Surrey Docks and the brazen appropriation of the symbol of state is the best advert possible for My Generation. It’s an album that sounds like it looks: terse, confrontational and full of youthful angst and energy.

Brunswick Records first issued My Generation in the UK in December 1965, and later in the U.S. under the title The Who Sings My Generation in April 1966, and was produced by Shel Talmy who shot to fame with his work with The Kinks, a group that the teenage Pete Townshend admired greatly.

During a break in touring in 2015 Pete Townshend discovered tapes in his audio archive featuring previously unheard demos for the album which also included three totally unreleased songs tha! t The Who hadn’t ever revisited “The Girls I Could Have Had,” “As Children We Grew” and “My Own Love.”

The spectacular 79-track, five-disc super-deluxe edition of My Generation features these unheard songs as well as unreleased demos, unreleased alternate mixes, new remasters and a stereo remix which was created using new overdubs from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. For this mix Townshend used the same exact guitars and amps as the original album with Roger using same type of microphone.

The super-deluxe edition also features a stunning 80-page color book with many rare and unseen period photos, candid and insightful new notes from Pete Townshend and period memorabilia.

Of the super-deluxe box set Pete Townshend commented “Gathering these demos for this collection has been enjoyable; it’s wonderful for me to have these tapes made fifty-two years ago to listen to. I hope you enjoy them. They have a naiveté and innocence, a simplicity and directness, and an ingenuousness that reveals me as a young man struggling to keep up with the more mature and developed men around me. What an incredible group of strong, talented, young and engaging men they were!”


CD1: Original album (mono mixes)
Originally released 1965
Re-mastered 2016

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)
Previously unreleased on CD or vinyl. Released on iTunes 2014.
Remixed by the band in 2014! - Pete Townshend used the exactly same guitars and amps as the original album and Roger used the same type of microphone.
Recorded at Pete Townshend’s home studio and Yellowfish Studio.

CD3: Mono mixes - bonus tracks
Tracks 1–12 originally released 1965-1966. Reissued 2002.
Tracks 13-23 remixed in 2000, previously unreleased
Re-mastered 2016

CD4: Stereo mixes - bonus tracks
Tracks 1-17 previously unreleased on CD or vinyl. Released on iTunes 2014.
Tracks 18-21 previously unreleased.
Re-mastered 2016

CD5: The Demos
Track 1 previously released as 45 rpm flexi-disc with the Maximum R&B book (re-mastered 2016)
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, & 11 previously unreleased demo versions
Tracks 3, 5, & 9 previously unreleased songs – “The Girls I Could Have Had,” “As Children We Grew,” “My Own Love”
Track 10 previously released on 'Scoop' (re-mastered 2016)


Feature details:
80-page color book with many rare and unseen period photos and memorabilia.
New notes from Pete Townshend illustrating the genesis of the demos and creative process.
New essay by acclaimed music writer Mark Blake with additional track annotation by Who biographer Andy Neill.
Six replica inserts
Flyer for The Who's Tuesday night residency at the Marquee Club! 1965.
Membership card to the Scene Club in Ham Yard.
Calling card for The Who's management New Action Ltd. with a photo of the group
Admission card to recording of Ready Steady Go! at Redifusion TV Studios.
20" x 30" poster from 1966 gig.
20" x 30" poster of a gig at the Goldhawk Social Club.
Hardback 12 x 12 album size slipcase.


Track listing:
(NEW) Physical 5CD Box Set Will Be Released December 9, 2016
Digital Release Date ­– November 18, 2016

CD1: Original album (mono mixes)

Out In The Street
I Don't Mind
The Good's Gone
La-La-La Lies
Much Too Much
My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
Please, Please, Please
It's Not True
I'm A Man
A Legal Matter
The Ox

CD2: Original album (new stereo mixes)

Out In The Street
I Don't Mind
The Good's Gone
La-La-La Lies
Much Too Much
My Generation
The Kids Are Alright
Please, Please, Please
It's Not True
I'm A Man
A Legal Matter
The Ox

CD3: Mono mixes - bonus tracks

I Can't Explain
Bald Headed Woman
Daddy Rolling Stone
Leaving Here
Lubie, Come Back Home
Shout And Shimmy
(Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Any! time You Want Me
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Instant Party Mixture
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (French EP Mix)
Out In the Street (Alt guitar break)
Out In the Street (Alt early vocal)
I Don't Mind (Full Length)
The Good's Gone (Full Length)
My Generation (Alt version)
I'm A Man (V2 – Early vocal)
Daddy Rolling Stone (alt. take)
Lubie (Alt Mix)
Shout And Shimmy (Alt mix)
Circles (Alt Mix)

CD4: Stereo mixes - bonus tracks

Out In The Street (Alt - Take 1)
I Don't Mind (Full Length Version)
The Good's Gone (Full Length Version)
My Generation (Instrumental Version)
The Kids Are Alright (Alt - Take 1)
I Can't Explain
Bald Headed Woman
Daddy Rolling Stone
Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt version)
Leaving Here
Lubie, Come Back Home
Shout And Shimmy
(Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Anytime You Want Me
Instant Party Mixture
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Circles (New Mix)
Daddy Rolling Stone (Alt Take B - New Mix)
Out In The Street (Alt Take 2)
I'm A Man (Alt - New Mix)

CD5: The Demos

My Generation (V 3)
My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
The Girls I Could’ve Had
It’s Not True
As Children We Grew
Legal Matter
Sunrise (V 1)
Much Too Much
My Own Love
La-La-La- Lies
The Good’s Gone


Release date – February 10, 2017

Disc One: Original LP - Mono mixes

Side 1
Out In The Street
I Don't Mind
The Good's Gone
La-La-La Lies
Much Too Much
My Generation
Side 2
The Kids Are Alright
Please, Please, Please
It's Not True
I'm A Man
A Legal Matter
The Ox

Disc Two: Mono bonus tracks

Side 1
I Can't Explain
Bald Headed Woman
Daddy Rolling Stone
Leaving Here
Lubie, Come Back Home
Shout And Shimmy
Side 2
(Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Anytime You Want Me
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Instant Party Mixture

Disc Three: Demos

Side 1
My Generation (V 3)
My Generation (V 2 – fragment)
The Girls I Could’ve Had
It’s Not True
As Children We Grew
Legal Matter
Side 2
Sunrise (V 1)
Much Too Much
My Own Love
La-La-La- Lies
The Good’s Gone

Release date – February 10, 2017

Disc One – Original LP (Stereo Mixes)

Side 1
Out In The Street
I Don't Mind
The Good's Gone
La-La-La Lies
Much Too Much
My! Generation
Side 2
The Kids Are Alright
Please, Please, Please
It's Not True
I'm A Man
A Legal Matter
The Ox

Disc Two - Stereo bonus tracks

Side 1
In The Street (Alt Take 1)
I Don't Mind (Full Length Version)
The Good's Gone (Full Length Version)
My Generation (Instrumental Version)
The Kids Are Alright (Alt Take 1)
I Can't Explain
Daddy Rolling Stone
Leaving Here
Side 2
Lubie, Come Back Home
Shout And Shimmy
(Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Anytime You Want Me
Instant Party Mixture
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Circles (New Mix)

5CD Super Deluxe Edition:
3LP Vinyl (Mono):
2LP Vinyl E-Commerce Exclusive (Stereo Mix):

In stores today: Olly Murs' '24 Hrs.'

Internationally-acclaimed multiplatinum British singer/songwriter Olly Murs has released his eagerly-anticipated new album ’24 HRS’ today. 

The album features the acoustic driven, funky “Grow Up” and lead single “You Don’t Know Love,” which has accumulated over 40 million streams worldwide and hit the Top 5 on iTunes in the UK, Ireland and Sweden. Both tracks were recorded in London and written by Olly himself alongside Steve Robson, Camilie Purcell and Wayne Hector.

‘24 HRS’ follows Olly’s 2015 sophomore album, ‘Never Been Better,’ which was highlighted by tracks such as “Wrapped Up” ft. Travis McCoy, pop-folk ballad “Up” ft. Demi Lovato and “Seasons,” which Olly co-wrote with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. His acclaimed 2013 debut effort ‘Right Place Right Time’ featured the hit song “Troublemaker” featuring hip-hop star Flo Rida.

That album is now quadruple platinum in the UK and the song went on to become a platinum-plus smash, selling more than 1.5 million units, winning over American music fans as Murs’ highest charting U.S. single to date. The album also cracked Billboard’s Top 20 Best Selling Albums Chart, with the prolific Murs already over the 10 million milestone in total career record sales.

‘24 HRS’ Track listing (standard version):

1. You Don’t Know Love
2. Years & Years
3. Grow Up
4. Unpredictable
5. Back Around
6. Deeper
7. 24 HRS
8. Private
9. Love You More
10. Read My Mind
11. Better Than Me
12. Flaws

Deluxe version:

13. That Girl
14. Before You Go
15. Better Without You
16. How Much For Your Love

Morrissey concert review: Irvine, Calif., Night #2

2014 photo by Kelly Swift
When it comes to political views, Morrissey never minces words.

So his choice comments about the previous day's U.S. presidential election result while onstage Wednesday night at UC Irvine hardly came as a surprise.

Before the second of two sold out Bren Events Center concerts, a half hour long assortment of rare 1960s and '70s film, television and music clips (ranging from Ike & Tina Turner, Sonny & Cher to Ramones, Alice Cooper and New York Dolls) played on a video screen. Fans who likely saw similar archival material on past tours chatted away or attended to their cell phones. 

Then Morrissey (pictured above in Los Angeles) and the tight five-piece band launched their 90-minute performance with a strong take on "Shoplifters of the World Unite" - a top 20 U.K. hit in 1987 from The Smiths that the veteran singer hadn't dusted off live in at least three years. At one point, he put a fist to head and said, "today is the first day of the rest of your nightmares." 

Playing a handful of modern rock radio hits, half the 21-song set was comprised of 2000s material, including three from Morrissey's underrated, most recent effort "World Peace is None of Your Business." The intriguing title track saw him attempt to console people by saying "don't be too hard on America; statistically only 20 percent voted for you-know-who." Gustavo Manzur did a didgeridoo intro and Jesse Tobias let loose on a searing lead guitar solo while Morrissey pointedly sang, "each time you vote/you support the process." The lyrics partially revolved around police brutality and followed a similar theme as the intense "Ganglord." Despite health scares in recent years, Morrissey, 57, was in robust vocal form throughout the evening and the sound was fine.

Some understated drama in "Speedway" concluded with one of the musicians singing in Spanish, no doubt a nod to the Englishman's heavy Latino fanbase. Shrouded in smoke, he sang with arms outstretched, Messiah-like, during "Jack the Ripper" and Tobias let loose with more impressive careening guitar work.  

For the melodic splendor of "Alma Matters," the singer shook hands with some people up front, clutched his shirt and undid a few buttons for effect. It was definitely a highlight. The same held true for a glorious "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris." A French flag image projected on the backdrop brought to mind the solidarity we felt after the terror attacks in that country a year ago. Predictably, one fan threw gladiolas onstage and a French horn solo drew loud cheers. 

Before the stately "Everyday is Like Sunday," Morrissey described the election as a "perilous day in political history" and compared it to 9/11. Fans sang along loudly to the eerie lyrics about Armageddon and nuclear bombs. The percolating "Ouija Board, Ouija Board" was equally enticing. Touchingly, "One of Our Own" was dedicated to Jennifer, a fan with colon cancer who attended the previous Friday's show in Irvine, met her idol backstage and unfortunately died on Tuesday. 

The shuffling, accordion and trumpet-infused "First of the Gang to Die" was exuberant as ever. Then Morrissey brought the energy level way down for The Smiths' dirge "Meat is Murder." Here, he introduced it by saying, "If you remove humans from the Earth, the planet thrives; if you remove animals, the planet dies." Gruesome images of animals being bludgeoned for consumption were projected behind the band. This downer moment has been a regular part of Morrissey shows for several years. I think most fans get that he believes vegetarianism is the way to go by now. 

Elsewhere, ebullient early solo hit "Suedehead" prompted another loud singalong and a jolt of energy within the venue. The main set concluded with frenzied Smiths song "What She Said" and the encore was a blast through The Ramones' "Judy is a Punk."

Upcoming tour dates:

11/12 Salt Lake City, UT
11/14 Boulder, CO
11/16 Dallas, TX
11/17 San Antonio, TX
11/19 Houston, TX
11/23 Detroit, MI
11/25 Cleveland, OH
11/27 Chicago, IL