Monday, April 23, 2018

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:

JACK WHITE

Wednesday April 25
Chaifetz Arena
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THE DECEMBERISTS

Wednesday, April 25
Peabody Opera House
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TYRONE WELLS

Friday, April 27
Old Rock House
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GGOOLLDD
with Summer Magic
Wednesday, May 30th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$10 Advance, $12 Day of Show
All Ages
(Tickets On-Sale 4/24 at 10am)

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.

Sam Lewis

Thursday, June 28th

Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$10 Flat  All Ages
(Tickets On-Sale 4/25 at 5pm)

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While 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.”


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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

LOS ANGELES, 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 more.
Live Nation Launches ‘National Concert Week’ With $20 All-In Ticket Offer Celebrating Kickoff to Summer Season
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 Gavin Rossdale, Jeff Beck, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz, 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
Alan Jackson
Arcade Fire
Avenged Sevenfold / Prophets of Rage
Backstreet Boys  
Beck
Bon Jovi
Brad Paisley
Breaking Benjamin / Five Finger Death Punch
Bush / Stone Temple Pilots / The Cult  
Charlie Puth
Chicago / REO Speedwagon
Chris Brown
Coheed and Cambria / Taking Back Sunday
Counting Crows / LIVE
David Blaine
Daryl Hall and John Oates / Train
Dead & Company
Def Leppard / Journey
Dierks Bentley
Dwight Yoakam / Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle
Enanitos Verdes / Hombres G
Erasure 
Foreigner / Whitesnake / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening
Game of Thrones
G-Eazy
Godsmack / Shinedown 
Gov't Mule / The Avett Brothers
Halsey
Imagine Dragons
Janet Jackson  
Jason Aldean
Jeff Beck / Paul Rodgers
Joe Biden
Juanes / Mon Laferte
Keith Urban
Kesha / Macklemore
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock 
KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018
Kygo
Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker
Lindsey Stirling / Evanescence
Logic
Luis Miguel
Luke Bryan
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Maroon 5
Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town
Ms. Lauryn Hill 
NEEDTOBREATHE / JOHNNYSWIM
Niall Horan
ODESZA
Ozzy Osbourne
Paramore
Pentatonix
Poison / Cheap Trick
Post Malone 
Rascal Flatts
Ray LaMontagne
Rise Against / AFI
Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson 
Rod Stewart / Cyndi Lauper
Shakira
Shania Twain
Steely Dan / The Doobie Brothers
Styx / 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

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.
Janelle Monáe Announces Long Awaited Return To The Road With ‘Dirty Computer Tour’ Featuring Special Guest St. Beauty
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.

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Monae's tour will hit THE PAGEANT in St. Louis on July 11
  
Smokey Robinson Comes to The Family Arena!



 





WHAT:         William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records.
 
In 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".
 
Robinson 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".
In 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".

His 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 Eyes".
 
Robinson 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."
 
Robinson 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 Music.
 
.WHEN:         Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 7:00pm
 
WHERE:       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.
 
Prices: $105 (Gold Circle), $90 (Floor), $85 (100 Level Sidelines), $75 (100 Level Endzone), $60 (Upper Level)
                                                           
To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314-534-1111.  For help purchasing accessible seating, please call The Family Arena ADA Hotline at 636-896-4234.

TICKET LINK:        http://www.metrotix.com/events/
 
FURTHER INFO:    Please call The Family Arena event hotline at 636-896-4242 for more information, or visit our web site at www.familyarena.com.
 
Suites Available For Single Events – Treat the family, reward employees or celebrate a special occasion.  For info and pricing, contact Blake Rapert at 636-896-4211.
 
BROTHERS OSBORNE ADDED TO FAIR

 

Country duo The Brothers Osborne have been added to the 2018 Du Quoin State Fair grandstand lineup.
According 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.
Along 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.
The Du Quoin State Fair runs this year from Aug. 24 to Sept. 3. For more information, visit duquoinstatefair.net, facebook.com/duquoinstatefair or twitter.com/DQStateFair.

So far, two other grandstand concerts have been announced:
  • Cheap Trick will perform on Sunday, Aug. 26. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27.
  • The Gen-X Tour takes the stage on Friday, Aug. 31, including performances by Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm. Ticket prices range from $19 to $25.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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

Watch Duo 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.
 
Lighting 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 out their “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 to Billboard. 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.

For more information about Florida Georgia Line and upcoming festival tour dates, please visit
floridageorgialine.com and reach out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE:
Redefining 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:
Singer/songwriter 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.
 
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FIDLAR RELEASES
NEW SINGLE "ALCOHOL"


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 FIVE HERE, 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
# Headline

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

TRENT HARMON’S DEBUT ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE
FOR
PRE-ORDER


YOU GOT ‘EM ALL Out Everywhere May 18

Watch the Title Track Music Video Now


Photo Credit: Big Machine Records
 
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.
Spending 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.

TRACK LIST
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, visit
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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!
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Poison OPEN UP AND SAY… AHH! [180-gram vinyl]
1A
  1. Love On The Rocks
  2. Nothin' But A Good Time
  3. Back To The Rocking Horse
  4. Good Love
  5. Tearin' Down The Walls
1B
  1. Look But You Can't Touch
  2. Fallen Angel
  3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  4. Your Mama Don't Dance
  5. Bad To Be Good

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POISON will play at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on May 26 alongside Cheap Trick..
Tickets are available at www.livenation.com


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 duo SUGARLAND today releases new single “Babe,” featuring Taylor Swift. The new song is available everywhere for 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.” 

“Our last 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.
 
“Babe” 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 for pre-order with new tracks delivered in the weeks leading up to the full release.
 
Sugarland will appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! May 2.
 
After 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
 
Since 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.
  
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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 irrepressible energy.

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
 www.mlb.com/cardinals

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

OLD ROCK HOUSE ANNOUNCES:


Cowboy Mouth - 2 Nights
Friday, August 24th & Saturday, August 25th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$20 1-Day  $35 2-Day
All Ages
(Tickets On-Sale 4/18 at 5pm)


 
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)

Mike Judy Presents
Sir The Baptist
Tuesday, June 12th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$15 Advance $18 Day of Show
All Ages
(Tickets On-Sale 4/20 at 10am)


Old Rock House
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METALLICA'S ALL WITHIN MY HANDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST DAY OF SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD

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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.  

In 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.

For 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.  

For more information and a list of participating food banks, please visit www.metallica.com and www.allwithinmyhands.org.  

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