The day after GGOOLLDD frontwoman Margaret Butler graduated from art
school in Baton Rouge she packed a Uhaul and headed west. “I was like,
yeah, I’m not going to live here anymore,” she recalls, laughing. Her
first stop was Portland, Oregon, where she subsisted mostly on “ramen
noodles and pumpkins people stole for me from Home Depot,” she
remembers. “You sauté them down and add lots of black pepper and curry
powder and soy sauce. It’s actually pretty good!” Butler was riding high
on that particular sense of freedom that comes when you’ve decided your
life plan is to just say yes to pretty much everything. So you don’t
really care that you’re broke and subsisting on stolen jack-o-lanterns,
because you’re not in your suburban high school anymore, hiding your
disdain for the cheerleaders. You’re in a weird and cool new town,
hanging out with musicians and designers and artists. You’re free to
mess around. Explore. And just when you’re starting to get a little over
living “four people deep,” as Butler puts it, in your tiny apartment,
another friend says, hey, come out to Wisconsin for a while. So you do.
(Because: say yes!) And a while later, when, boozy in a bar one night,
you hear some beats you think you’d like to write lyrics to, even though
you’ve never so much as held a microphone in your life, you go for it.
(Say. Yes.) And the next thing you know, you’re fronting a dynamic,
dirty, synth-pop carnival of a band, hearing your single on the radio,
and touring the country.
it bears the sonic landmarks of roots music’s most fertile ground, the
songwriting of Sam Lewis is born of a landscape that can only be felt,
not seen. His music is native to the infinite expanse that is exposed
when human attention is full, and focused inward – harvested solely by
the nuanced rhythm of love. Sam’s songs are rooted in the energy that
defines this harmonious frontier, the space that unifies the human
experience in each of us. It’s the anchored spirit in this incubated
territory of soul for which Sam Lewis works to celebrate and elevate
with the tones of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and a country-folk
muse. Sam is not the first man to turn over this primal soil, but he is
unquestionably here to be the one that keeps sowing the field. Lewis
laments, “I flip on a radio or stare at my phone, and I hear some
familiar sounds and I see some flashy things being made right now – and
that’s cool. But it’s real hard to find something that’s being said
beyond what’s superficial. And then go I and spin a record by Lee Dorsey
and I feel the world lifted with four words and a funky groove, and
then I’ll listen to Pops Staples preaching the most earnest spirit with
some shake, swagger and sweat thrown on it – and man there it is,
there’s the fresh air, there’s the hope. These are the men that paved
the path I want to walk on, the path I want to preserve. Everyone is
welcome to walk it with me. I hope they do.”
Deep Purple and Judas Priest Announce Summer Co-headline Tour
Citi Pre-Sale Begins Tuesday, April 24; Tickets Available to the General Public Starting Friday, April 27 at LiveNation.com
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 23, 2018) – Legends will collide late this summer when Deep Purple and Judas Priest
embark on a co-headlining North American tour. Produced by Live Nation,
the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, OH and visit 25
cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in
Wheatland, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public
beginning Friday, April 27 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Deep Purple and
Judas Priest tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to
purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 10am local time
until Thursday, April 26 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private
Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Deep Purple’s latest studio album, inFinite, was released April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), InFinite featured
10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the
70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996,
augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Fans
will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For
more information, please visit www.deep-purple.com. Additionally, Airey will release his solo album One of a Kind on May 25.
Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released
March 9, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy
Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the
band’s entire career - landing in the "top-5" of 17 countries (including
their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their
highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with “Lightning
Strike.” Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that
Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up
featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and
Scott Travis, Judas Priest will be scorching across North America with
some heavy metal Firepower again this summer and fall on tour with Deep Purple! For more information, please visit judaspriest.com. DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST TOUR DATES:
8/21 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/24 — Detroit, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/25 — Mt. Pleasant, MI — Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort*
8/27 — Hamilton, ON — FirstOntario Centre
8/29 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
8/30 — Quebec City, QC — Centre Videotron
9/1 — Wantagh, NY — Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/2 — Bethel Woods, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/5 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/6 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
9/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/9 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
9/11 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
9/12 — Jacksonville, FL — Daily's Place
9/14 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
9/16 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9/18 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
9/20 — Welch, MN — Treasure Island Casino*
9/21 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs*
9/23 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
9/26 — San Diego, CA — Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/27 — Irvine, CA — FivePoint Amphitheatre
9/29 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/30 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre
*Non Live Nation date
One Week Only - Over 1.5 Million Tickets Available to 2,000+ Summer Shows at NCW.LiveNation.com Starting April 30
April 23, 2018-- Today Live Nation announced 'National Concert Week' will take place
April 30 through May 8 with an exclusive
$20 all-in ticket offer for fans to celebrate the
kickoff to its biggest summer season. The deal will include over 1.5
million tickets to 2,000+ shows across Live Nation's roster of summer
tours including Comedy, Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, Rock, Pop, and
For one week only, fans can get their hands on the
$20 all-in tickets
Monday, April 30 at
8:00 am local time at NCW.LiveNation.com, through
Tuesday, May 8 at
11:59 pm local time.
DJ Khaled shared his excitement about the ticket offer from
45,000 feet, encouraging music fans to nab their tickets to the hottest
summer shows. Watch the video HERE.
Produced by Live Nation, National Concert Week is a time for
artists and fans to celebrate their love of live music. To launch the
week, Live Nation will hold a special media event in
New York featuring dozens of their touring artists.
Talent in attendance talking about their upcoming summer tours will include Paramore,
Lindsey Stirling, Bush's
Jeff Beck, Counting Crows'
Ann Wilson of Heart, Evanescence's
Amy Lee, Foreigner's
Mick Jones, 3 Doors Down,
Bad Company and Free's
Paul Rodgers, Coheed and
Cambria, Collective Soul, Pentatonix, O.A.R., Poison, Soul Asylum,
Stone Temple Pilots, Styx, Taking Back Sunday, The Cult, The Offspring, Whitesnake, and more. Nationally Touring Artists With Live Nation's $20 All-In "National Concert Week" Ticket Offer:311 / The Offspring
3 Doors Down / Collective Soul
5 Seconds of Summer
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
Daryl Hall and John Oates / Train
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dwight Yoakam /
Lucinda Williams /
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Foreigner / Whitesnake /
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones
Godsmack / Shinedown
Gov't Mule / The Avett Brothers
Jeff Beck /
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Kesha / Macklemore
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Lady Antebellum /
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Miranda Lambert /
Little Big Town
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Poison / Cheap Trick
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson
Rod Stewart /
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers
The Smashing Pumpkins
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Vans Warped Tour
Weezer / Pixies
Zac Brown Band
For a full list of participating artists, please visit NCW.LiveNation.com.
To see a complete list of Live Nation's summer tours and festivals, please visit livenation.com. About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment
(NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised
of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live
Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Janelle Monáe Announces Long Awaited Return To The Road With 'Dirty Computer Tour' Featuring Special Guest St. Beauty
New Video For "I Like That" Released Today From Upcoming Album 'Dirty Computer' Available Everywhere This Friday, April 27th
Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com
LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and activist Janelle Monáe has announced her return to touring with her upcoming North American Dirty Computer Tour. Fellow Wondaland artists Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino, known together as the soulful duo St. Beauty, will join the tour as a special guest. Monáe made a big splash with the recent announcement of her upcoming Dirty Computer album, releasing buzzworthy visuals for hot singles "Make Me Feel," "Django Jane" and "PYNK,"
giving fans an exciting peek in to the creative vision for her new
music. The 27-city tour produced by Live Nation will kick off June 11 in Seattle, WA and make stops across famous amphitheaters and theaters in Los Angeles, Detroit, Nashville, New York, Atlanta, Miami and more before wrapping August 4 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com.
As an extension of their two year partnership, Monáe and Belvedere
Vodka will co-create signature experiences along the tour, including
music-inspired cocktails and VIP activations at major tour stops.
Monáe also released a brand new music video today for her previously released single "I Like That."
Her highly-anticipated third album Dirty Computer will be released this Friday, April 27th and is available for pre-order now. Every online U.S. ticket purchased for Janelle Monáe's 2018 tour includes a standard digital copy of her new album, Dirty Computer. Instructions on how to redeem a copy will be sent to ticket purchasers via email on release day, April 27th 2018. Notable outlets such as NPR, Billboard, and W Magazine, among others, have praised Monáe's cinematic range and vision on this album. The trailer is streaming now via YouTube and Monáe's official website. Release date for the accompanying narrative film to be announced soon.
2016 saw Monáe embark on her film acting career with stellar
performances in two milestone films, Hidden Figures and Moonlight; both
films received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, with the
latter winning the award at the 89th Academy Awards. About Janelle Monáe Janelle
Monáe is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer,
activist and actress. She recently unveiled new details of her
highly-anticipated third solo album, DIRTY COMPUTER and the accompanying DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE. The
album arrives everywhere Friday, April 27th. Immersed in the performing
arts at a young age, Monáe founded her record label the Wondaland Arts Society
releasing the EP "Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)." Monáe previously
released critically acclaimed albums "ArchAndroid" and "The Electric
Lady." Additionally, Janelle took her talent to the silver screen, where
she starred in the Academy-Award nominated, Hidden Figures and "Best Picture" winner, Moonlight. SOURCE Live Nation Entertainmen
Monae's tour will hit THE PAGEANT in St. Louis on July 11
"Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record
producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records.
1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million selling hit,
"Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top
forty hits with the Miracles including
several top ten hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "I
Second That Emotion" and the group's only number-one pop hit, "The Tears
Of A Clown". Other notable hits include, "Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The
Tracks Of My Tears".
was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning
several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You” "My Guy,” "The Way You
Do The Things You Do", "My Girl",
"Get Ready" and "Ain't That Peculiar".
1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, A Quiet Storm,
which yielded three hit singles, "Baby That's Backatcha", "The Agony
& The Ecstasy" and "Quiet Storm".
classic hit, "Cruisin'" peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
Robinson topped the charts again with another sensual ballad, "Being
with You and teamed up with fellow
Motown label mate Rick James recording the R&B ballad, "Ebony
made a triumphant return with the album, One Heartbeat and the singles,
"Just to See Her" and "One Heartbeat,” both Top 10 hits."Just To See
Her" won Robinson his first
Grammy Award. In the same year, he was inducted as a solo artist to the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK group ABC released a tribute
song, "When Smokey Sings."
has been Inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with The Miracles. He
was awarded a medal at the
National Medal of Arts, A Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards
and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Howard University conferred on
Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music as did the Berklee College of
.WHEN:Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 7:00pm
The Family Arena -
2002 Arena Parkway * St. Charles, MO 63303
TICKETS:On Sale Friday, April 27 @ 10am
Tickets can be purchased at the
Family Arena Ticket Office or online at www.metrotix.com.
Country duo The Brothers Osborne have been added to the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair grandstand lineup.
to a news release from fair organizers, the singers — who have been
named Vocal Duo of the Year two years in a row by the Academy of Country
Music — is billed as this year's headliner. They will perform at the
fair on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
with being honored as Vocal Duo of the Year, the pair has also been
awarded Video of the Year for "It Ain't my Fault." Their debut album
"Pawn Shop" had four Top 40 hits, including "Rum," "Stay a Little
Longer" and "21 Summer."
Tickets are not for sale yet, and organizers have not yet announced when they will go on sale.
Prices for the Brothers Osborne show are $29 for Tier 3, $32 for Tier 2 and $35 for Tier 1.
More musical acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CELEBRATES BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS TRIFECTA Reigning Top Country Song Winners Garner Nods For “Meant To Be” Plus Top Country Duo/Group Artist + Top Country Tour
WatchDuo Perform Carefree Anthem With Bebe Rexha On Ellen
Photo Credit: Michael Rozman
NASHVILLE, TN (April 19, 2018) — Reigning Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song (“H.O.L.Y.”) winners FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
will vie for the same category again this year with their 2X
PLATINUM-certified Bebe Rexha collaboration “Meant to Be.” The BMLG
Records global entertainers are also up for Top Country Duo/Group Artist and Top Country Tour at the 2018 show, live from Las Vegas on May 20.
“Feeling extremely honored and thankful to have 3 nominations at the 2018 @bbmas! Love y’all,” FGL shared on Instagram.
up Country and Pop radio playlists, “Meant to Be” continues to
obliterate records as FGL now has two of the three longest-leading No.
1s on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Triumphing at the top spot
for the 20th consecutive week, the smash is Top 5-and-climbing on the
Billboard Hot 100 and has surpassed 784 million global streams to date.
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Rexha penned the soaring anthem alongside Josh
Miller and David Garcia.
FGL had a meteoric 2017 supercharged with their 13th
No. 1 “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring Backstreet Boys; back-to-back
headline runs (2017 DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR and THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017)
featuring sold-out stadiums for the first-time on THE SMOOTH STADIUM
TOUR 2017 with Backstreet Boys, Nelly and Chris Lane; plus chart-jumping
with all-star collaborators: Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso (“Let Me Go”
featuring watt) and The Chainsmokers (“Last Day Alive”).
Constantly elevating their revolutionary status with top-tier TV
performances, the history-makers performed “Meant to Be” with Rexha on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (4/18).Check outtheir “energized performance” (Billboard). The trio of talent served up an “ace harmonizing job” (Rolling Stone)
live at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday
(4/15) with “arguably the biggest song on the live performance docket,”
according toBillboard. Watch their impassioned appearance complete with a massive gospel-style choir here.
Next up, FGL will join rising Country star Morgan Wallen during his late-night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35/10:35c)
with the Top 15 single “Up Down” on April 26. They’ll race to Indio,
CA, the next day (4/27) for their first-ever headlining slot at the
annual Stagecoach festival.
what’s possible in Country music, global superstars Florida Georgia
Line continue to push full-throttle into uncharted territories with
history-making collaborations, fresh entrepreneurial ventures and bold
new music while currently in the studio. Crushing record-breaking
milestones, the MULTI-PLATINUM duo has heavy-hitting spotlights on Bebe
Rexha’s “Meant to Be” [#1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for
20 straight weeks], Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s “Let Me Go” (ft.
watt), Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down,” and The Chainsmokers' “Last Day
Alive.” Fueling their groundbreaking momentum, FGL’s 2016
PLATINUM-certified album, DIG YOUR ROOTS (BMLG Records),
delivered three consecutive #1 smashes: 4X PLATINUM-certified “H.O.L.Y.”
and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (ft. Tim McGraw) and “God,
Your Mama, And Me” (ft. Backstreet Boys) [13th #1 overall as artists].
THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 marked their first time headlining select sold-out
stadium dates – featuring special guests Backstreet Boys, with critics'
reviews boasting: "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line
is one of the hottest country acts alive" (MusicRow Magazine).
With over 30 million tracks and more than 4.2 million albums sold
worldwide, the top-shelf entertainers remain the first and only Country
act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for
their breakout “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital Country
single of all time (SoundScan). Since 2012, FGL has earned
prestigious honors from the AMAs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard
Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. They’re vying for Top Country Duo/Group Artist, Top Country Tour, and Top Country Song
(“Meant to Be”) at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards airing live May 20
on NBC. As true visionaries, FGL's innovative endeavors also includes
their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, plus the newly announced
multifaceted compound in Nashville: Tribe Kelley Trading Post, Tree
Vibez Music, and meet + greet, as well as FGL HOUSE. In addition to
their supercharged music festival appearances this year, they will kick
off the inaugural FGL Fest with a concert inside Turn 4 of the historic
oval during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend
on September 8.
ABOUT BEBE REXHA:
Bebe Rexha has accumulated more than 11 million overall single sales,
3.35 billion total global streams and a radio audience of more than 10
billion. Her latest single, “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line, is
currently topping the charts at #1 on Billboard Hot Country and has
amassed over 784M global streams to date. Rexha, whom Billboard
calls “one of the most daring artists of 2017,” burst onto the scene in
2013 when she penned the song “Monster,” which became a worldwide hit
for Eminem and Rihanna, and went RIAA quadruple-Platinum stateside.
Since then, Bebe co-wrote and carried the instantly recognizable hook
for the double-Platinum “Hey Mama,” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj and
Afrojack, which has over 1 billion YouTube/VEVO views and was nominated
for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song. She
also hit #1 both on the Billboard Pop and Rap charts with her
Platinum-selling smash single, “Me, Myself & I” with G-Eazy. Her
last single, “I Got You” has more than 335 million YouTube/VEVO views,
“No Broken Hearts,” featuring Nicki Minaj, has more than 236 million
YouTube/VEVO views; and she is featured on Martin Garrix’s single, “In
The Name of Love,” which has amassed more than 304 million YouTube/VEVO
views. Rexha released her second EP, “All Your Fault: Part 1,” and the follow-up, “All Your Fault: Part 2,”
last year to rave reviews. In addition, she also is featured on Louis
Tomlinson’s track, “Back to You,” off of his upcoming solo album.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD RELEASE NEW VERSION OF “WHATEVER IT TAKES”
CURRENTLY ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
CONFIRMED TO PLAY LAS RAGEOUS, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE, AND FORT ROCK FESTIVALS
(April 20, 2018) – Los Angeles, CA – Today, Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn,Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE. The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG.
“It's such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The
song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any
circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It's
amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What's your story?”
After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this
year, Hollywood Undead is currently back on the road for a tour across
North America. Tonight, the band will co-headline The Complex in Salt
Lake City with In This Moment, followed by a run of headline shows and festival performances at Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Corona Hell & Heaven, Impact Music, and Heavy Montréal. After
selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s
needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high
demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
A full list of tour dates is included below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.
FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,”“Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.”
The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation,
street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s
“penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship,
is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).
Listen to FIVEHERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.
Hollywood Undead North American Tour Dates:
4/20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
4/21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival
4/23 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion #
4/24 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
4/25 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues #
4/27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
4/28 - Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
4/29 - Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
5/02 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre #
5/03 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
5/05 - Mexico City, MX @ Corona Hell & Heaven
7/25 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/28 - Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 - Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
* w/ In This Moment
Hollywood Undead Is:
Johnny 3 Tears – vocals, bass guitar
J-Dog – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
Charlie Scene – vocals, guitar
Funny Man – vocals
Danny – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
NASHVILLE, TN (April 20, 2018) – In anticipation of its release on May 18, Trent Harmon’s debut album YOU GOT ‘EM ALL (Big Machine Records) is now available for pre-order everywhere digitally. Get it here –https://TrentHarmon.lnk.to/YGEAPR.
the last two years exploring his songwriting acumen, Trent
co-wrote eight of the 11 offerings, including the hit title track. YOU GOT ‘EM ALL was recorded in Nashville alongside producers Jimmy Robbins and Scott Borchetta.
1. “You Got ‘Em All” | Trent Harmon, Justin Ebach, Jordan Minton 2. “There’s a Girl” | Trent Harmon, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz 3. “Hold On”| Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton 4. “Her”| Trent Harmon, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz 5. “First Five Minutes” | Trent Harmon, Paul DiGiovanni, Adam Hambrick 6. “Money’s On You” | Trent Harmon, Justin Ebach, Josh Thompson 7. “’Cause I Do” |Trent Harmon, Josh Kerr, Nick Wayne 8. “On Paper” | Trent Harmon, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz 9. “My Somebody” | Trent Harmon, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz 10. “Falling (Remix)”| Dallas Davidson, Brett James, Keith Urban 11. “Chandelier” |Sia Furler, Jesse Shatkin
The new music
video for the title track lead single debuts today on Vevo +
syndicators. Directed by James King and filmed in Nashville, the story
features Trent and an ex-love as she leaves the relationship to pursue
her dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer. The concept was
inspired by Trent’s real-life circumstance, reflecting on the desire to
support his partner while also feeling helpless in the situation. Watch the scenes unfold here https://TrentHarmon.lnk.to/YGEAvideoPR.
“I wrote this song in under an hour with Justin (Ebach) and Jordan
(Minton),” expressed Trent. “My girlfriend just told me over the phone
that she was moving to Thailand with two days notice to fulfill her
dream of teaching overseas. I was so happy for her but at the same time
was so heartbroken that she was literally going to be across the world
from me for an indefinite amount of time.”
While the couple is physically apart, they each find solace in supporting each other’s journey. The reigning American Idol champ
will share music from his first full-length release on his headline
dates throughout the summer in addition to select shows on tour
with Country superstars Rascal Flatts. He will also perform during
CMA Fest in Nashville in June. For more information, visitTrentHarmon.com.
The Power Of Poison Is On Full Display With 30th Anniversary 180-Gram Red-Vinyl Reissue Of Open Up And Say… Ahh!
Capitol/UMe is poised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Poison's best-selling album, 1988's five-times-platinum Open Up And Say… Ahh!,
with a sensationally reproduced 180-gram reissue. The LP was pressed in
two collectible color variants: red vinyl (available at select
retailers) and a limited edition of 1,000 in green vinyl (available
exclusively at The Sound Of Vinyl). Order Poison's Open Up And Say… Ahh! here
This exciting LP reissue also restores the album's original
full-frame cover art, which initially featured a glammed-up cat person's
elongated tongue extending fully down the middle of the cover image,
ultimately protruding between the last two words of the album title that
had been scrawled across the bottom. Yet back in the day, Open Up And Say… Ahh! was instead issued with a tighter, widescreen, mostly green-eyes-only view amidst a black background.
Originally released on May 3, 1988, Open Up And Say… Ahh! cemented
Poison's status as one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, in turn
garnering four Top 20 hits and including their first No. 1 single,
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Produced by Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent, Twisted Sister), engineered by Duane Baron, and recorded at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Open Up And Say… Ahh!
sealed Poison's standing in the rock pantheon with ten tracks
chock-full of instantly singable choruses mixed with fist-pumping riffs,
courtesy of the four-man-band chemistry between vocalist/rhythm
guitarist Bret Michaels, lead guitarist C.C. DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett.
The acoustic-driven universal lover's lament "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" reached No. 1 in December 1988, and fans of the cult-favorite 1991 film Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
will recall the power ballad's ubiquitous chorus as being the answer to
the eternal question, "What is the meaning of life?" The album's other
big singles include the ever-anthemic and always energetic "Nothin' But A
Good Time," the wide-eyed dreamer's warning of "Fallen Angel," and a
raucous cover of the 1972 Loggins and Messina hit, "Your Mama Don't Dance."
These days, Poison remains a consistently powerful concert draw,
as this summer sees them heading out on their Nothin' But A Good Time
Tour 2018, with special guests Cheap Trick and Pop Evil. And just like
every cowboy, you can join in and sing along with the undeniably catchy
energy of Open Up And Say… Ahh!
SUGARLAND RELEASES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE "BABE" FEATURING TAYLOR SWIFT, AVAILABLE NOW
New Album BIGGER Out June 8
STILL THE SAME 2018 TOUR Launches May 25
NASHVILLE, TN — Superstar Country duoSUGARLANDtoday releases new single “Babe,” featuring Taylor Swift. The new song is available everywherefor
sale and streaming, while Country radio stations have already began
spinning what is undoubtedly one of the biggest vocal events of the
year. Swift penned “Babe” with Train frontman Pat Monahan, and last fall
she offered the track to Sugarland for the GRAMMY®-winning pair’s forthcoming album BIGGER, out June 8 on Big Machine Records and Universal Music Group Nashville.
“We’ve never put someone else’s song on a
Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in ‘Babe’ the first
time we heard it!” said Jennifer Nettles. “This one really felt like it
belonged so we saved it for the final afternoon of our recording
session; a special time for us.”
hours in the studio have always been good luck,” continued Kristian
Bush. “‘All I Want To Do’ was from a final session, so was ‘Stuck Like
Glue.’ The biggest compliment was when she heard our take on the track
and emailed us to say she wanted to be a part of it!”
“This collaboration is the perfect combination of mutual admiration for
each other and mutual admiration for great songs. As artists, we really
see the world through a similar lens,” added Nettles.
follows previously released tracks “Still The Same” and “Bigger,” which
are included on Sugarland’s first project together in nearly six years.
The 11-song set is now available forpre-orderwith new tracks delivered in the weeks leading up to the full release.
delighting audiences in the U.K. with their new material and earning
standing ovations during their performances at the C2C: Country to
Country festival in March, Sugarland’s STILL THE SAME 2018 TOUR will
kick off May 25 across 48 cities in the U.S. and Canada.
The dynamic duo will play Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis on June 30 with Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen. For more information, visit www.thechaifetzarena.com
the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million
albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed more
than 260 million on-demand streams, making them one of the most popular
Country music duos of all time.
Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Bows 55k Strong Plays to 55,292 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium
Tour hitting Busch Stadium July 21
Tampa, Fl. -- Eight songs into Kenny Chesney’s no-holds-barred set at
Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar finally
paused for a moment, ran his hands down the legs of his jeans and told
the at-capacity crowd, “I got asked every day, ‘Why Tampa?’ All you
gotta' do is listen to this…” When the shrieking subsided, he then said
he was going to play a new song about turning negative energy into
positive energy, and launched into “Get Along,” his first single for
Blue Chair/Warner Bros. Nashville.
“All I want any time I get on a stage is to turn peoples’ bad days into something great,” says the man The Los Angeles Times
deemed “The People’s Superstar,” “and take their great days and make
them everything you could ever want. That’s what music does: change the
moment, and that’s a big part of why I do what I do.”
For 127 minutes in Tampa, that’s just what Chesney did. With a lean
show, twenty-five songs and an audience that started lining up before
daybreak, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year embraced new songs (“All
The Pretty Girls,” “Get Along”), old favorites (“Don’t Happen Twice,”
“How Forever Feels”), mid-career classics (“Young,” “I Go Back,”
“Anything But Mine”) and solo acoustics (“You & Tequila,” “Old Blue
Chair”) for a show defined by ebullience, electric guitars and Chesney’s
Reaching for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” his duet with David Lee
Murphy, Chesney mined pictures from his Love For Love City rescue relief
efforts to give people a sense of the devastation and work that’s gone
into restoring the US/BVI’s Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Beyond the
leveled buildings, island natives and school children, the montage
focused on some of the over 1,000 animals rescued.
“Music is medicine, and it’s energy, and it’s fuel,” says the man who
will play 19 stadiums this summer. “To me, when music is really firing,
it can help you do impossible things, lift you out of unthinkable
problems and give you a reason to keep going.”
Using “When The Sun Goes Down” as a way to introduce his band, Chesney
lingered on the empty keyboard rig, then explained to the crowd that his
musical director Wyatt Beard was in the hospital here having emergency
surgery two days prior. Taking the collective energy, he asked the fans
“on the count of three” to yell, “We love you, Wyatt!”
Like much of the night, the response was deafening. Beaming, the man who
ran from side to side, slid down the strut, brought a special needs
child onstage to rock and worked up a full body sweat from the minute
the second song came to play. There was no question about his – or the
band’s – intention, and the audience gave even better than they got.
“When people come together in the name of music, then let go,” Chesney
marvels, “there’s no feeling like it. Listening to the fans sing
‘American Kids’ and ‘Setting the World On Fire’ was a total rush. It’s
not the only reason I do this, but it’s a good one.”
Kenny Chesney’s 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour Presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum withe Thomas Rhett. Old Dominion and Brandon Lay will hit Busch Stadium at St. Louis on July 21. Tickets are available by logging on to
For over two decades,
Cowboy Mouth has dished up their unique style of rock & roll gumbo,
mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band's hometown -- New Orleans
-- with the fierce firepower of a group that lives
on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500
concerts and launched their signature song, "Jenny Says,” into the upper
half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all, they earned a
well-deserved reputation as a raucous, redemptive, live music
experience. Go!, the band's newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth
hasn't lost it's bite. It's the most collaborative album of the group's
career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans
who've been there, done that... and can't wait to
do it all again. With many years of reviews lauding their live show,
there is still one quote which best captures their energy... “…on a bad night they'll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they'll save your soul.”
Mike Judy Presents
Jussie Smollett Tuesday, June 5th Doors 7pm Show 8pm $20 Advance $23 Day of Show All Ages (Tickets On-Sale TBA)
METALLICA'S ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST DAY OF SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD
The Metallica & All Within My Hands "Day of Service" - May 23rd, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 16, 2018
- Last year Metallica announced the formation of All Within My Hands,
their foundation that aims to assist and enrich the lives of members of
the communities who have supported them for so many years, as well as
encourage participation from fans and friends and facilitate
volunteerism among the Metallica family. With that in mind, Metallica
today announced their first day of service on Wednesday, May 23rd,
inviting Metallica fans across the United States to volunteer for a day
at the community food banks the band supported during last summer's
North American tour.
cooperation with Feeding America Metallica made contributions to their
local partners in each city they performed in during the 2017 stadium
tour. With the aim of continuing to support the fight against hunger,
Metallica is encouraging fans to give a few hours of their time on May
23rd to make a difference. Check the list below to find participating
food banks and more information about how to sign up to pitch in that
day. Each registered volunteer on May 23rd will receive a special All
Within My Hands t-shirt commemorating Metallica's first united day of
service. Please note that space is limited and fans must register.
Unfortunately walk-ins will not be accepted.
those who do not live near one of the food banks listed on the site or
are unavailable on this day, the band encourage visiting Feeding
America, http://www.feedingamerica.org, to find a local food bank in their community.