Monday, February 12, 2018

JOHN LEGEND!
Multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter
 to headline 
Variety’s Dinner with the Stars 
Ralph Lauren Collection the Highlight of Runway Lights Fashion Show 


  St. Louis (Feb. 6) –Variety is pleased to announce that, master of musical styles and platinum selling—John Legend will headline at the Dinner with the Stars!  The dinner and concert will be held at the Peabody Opera House, and also for the seventh time the entire cost will be underwritten by World Wide Technology, Centene Charitable Foundation and The Steward Family Foundation, meaning all the money raised will go to the kids.  Variety Week is the pillar fundraising and awareness campaign for the charity.

Dinner with the Stars has been Variety St. Louis’ premier black tie gala for more than 50 years. This event, to be hosted at the Peabody Opera House on April 28 in 2018, brings together some of St. Louis’ most esteemed, philanthropic citizens to celebrate Variety. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s iconic headlining performer will be the critically acclaimed John Legend. 
Multi-award winning, platinum-selling singersongwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among others. Legend recently released his fifth studio album “DARKNESS AND LIGHT,” featuring his current hit “Love Me Now,” to rave reviews. The multi-talented Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company that serves as Executive
Producers on well known works, including the HBO documentary “Southern Rites,” WGN America’s series “Underground” and films such as “La La Land.” 
The evening’s program will also feature the inclusive Variety Children’s Chorus and will celebrate Variety’s 2018 Man and Woman of the Year. Chaired by the incomparable Marilyn Fox, Dinner with the Stars is generously underwritten by the Steward Family Foundation, World Wide Technology and Centene Charitable Foundation, so that all proceeds from the event benefit Variety St. Louis.  Variety assists children with special needs in the St. Louis area with necessary medical equipment, therapies and programs needed to reach their full potential.
For more information, and to reserve tables or tickets for this year’s event, visit https://varietystl.org/charity-events-st-louis/dinner-with-the-stars. 
Dinner with the Stars caps off a full week of Variety events: • Variety Week starts Saturday, April 21, at the Union Station with the Runway Lights Fashion Show, where Variety will present a New York style runway fashion show featuring the collection of Ralph Lauren.   • Ralph Lauren designers will custom designed three dresses and a vest for Variety kids who will model while using their Ameren Power Wheelchairs. • The Week continues on Tuesday, April 24, with the Fox 2/News 11 Variety in the Morning.   • Wednesday, April 25 will be Imo’s for Kids Day.  Imo’s Pizza will offer at least 10 percent of profits of all sales of the Square Beyond Compare on this day to Variety.  This annual event traditionally raises six figures for the children’s charity. • Dinner with the Stars will be held April 28.This year marks Marilyn Fox’s 22nd year as Dinner with the Stars Chair.  This year Variety will honor Chairman of the Board and CEO, Bank of Washington, L. B. Eckelkamp, Jr. as Variety’s Man of the Year and Cheri Fromm as Variety’s Woman of the Year.  Last year’s Dinner with the Stars, featuring singer James Taylor performed to a sold out audience.

About Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis Variety is St. Louis’ best resource for kids with physical and developmental disabilities, also referred to as special needs, and their families. The organization focuses on four core areas that help kids reach their full potential: providing medical equipment, the therapy to use it, and developing unique educational and recreational programs. Variety changes kids' lives by improving skills, socialization, self-esteem and independence. For more information, visit www.varietystl.org.
105.7 The Point Big Summer Show
Thirty Seconds To Mars
 
The Monolith Tour
with K.Flay and Welshly Arms
 
July 9 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 16 at 11am
www.LiveNation.com 
800-745-3000 
 
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS ANNOUNCE ALBUM RELEASE APRIL 6 AND HEADLINE SUMMER 2018 “THE MONOLITH TOUR”
 
WALK THE MOON K.FLAY, MISTERWIVES, JOYWAVE, AND WELSHLY ARMS WILL ALSO JOIN AS SUPPORT
 
TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FEBRUARY 16 AT LIVENATION.COM  

 multi-platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announce their headline North American “The Monolith Tour”, promoted by Live Nation, kicking off June 6 in Toronto, ON. Jared Leto made the announcement today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, giving each lucky member of the audience a ticket to an upcoming show. Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms will join as support on select dates.   In addition, the group announces their highly-anticipated fifth studio album will be available April 6, 2018 via Interscope Records. The album is available for preorder now at http://smarturl.it/MARSpreorder. Each ticket purchase will include a copy of the new album.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of “The Monolith Tour”. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 13 at 10am local time until Thursday, February 15 at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Please see below for full tour itinerary, fans can check www.thirtysecondstomars.com/tour for more details.  
 Fans can expect live performances of songs from the new album, and fan favorites including “City of Angels” and “Up in the Air.” The band most recently released “Dangerous Night,” the follow up to their highly successful first single off the upcoming album. “Walk On Water” spent 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Rock Airplay Chart, 4 weeks at #1 on radio’s Mediabase Alternative Chart and is currently on the Top 40 charts. “Walk On Water” was also used in collaboration with ESPN’s college football programming for the 2017 season across a variety of platforms. The official music video for the single is a sneak peek into the upcoming documentary film, “A Day in the Life of America.” Filmed on a single day, July 4th, 2017, in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, the documentary includes footage from 92 professional film crews, 10,000 fan submissions, and news & social media content. Directed by Jared Leto, the film presents a unique and historic portrait of America on a single day. Thirty Seconds to Mars encourages people to continue the conversation by posting their thoughts and images with the hashtag #WhatAmericaMeansToMe across social media.  
LUCY ROSE’S "STRANGEST OF WAYS" PREMIERES ON REFINERY 29
U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF IN SUPPORT OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 2017 LP SOMETHING’S CHANGING


                        Photo credit: Laura Lewis Photography
“…she is at her best at her most intimate, albeit with a new gust of openness
from her far-flung adventures.” ★★★★—Q Magazine
“Something’s Changing is a culmination of much-welcomed growth for Rose. She has the ability to make listeners feel: when she’s struggling to find comfort in her own skin,
 finding joy in life and questioning her path. Her most recent body of work shows Rose finding her sense of self, but makes it relatable to listeners. It’s that connection that solidifies Rose’s career on the folk world.”—Paste Magazine
“With songcraft and performances on point here, Something's Changing is Rose’s most exquisite album to date and her most moving.”—All Music Guide
 
UK artist Lucy Rose premieres the video for her new single “Strangest of Ways” with Refinery 29. Read HERE and watch HERE. Refinery 29 says of the video, “Heartwarming... no one can ever say Lucy Rose doesn't care about her fans. The U.K. based singer and songwriter doesn't just respond to their emails and chat after shows––she stays at their houses.” The track comes from her third studio album, Something’s Changing out now on Arts & Crafts. Lucy continues her U.S. tour beginning March 2. Additionally, the B-side of “All That Fear” is now available online. Listen here via VEVO and on Spotify.
The inspiration for the “Strangest of Ways” came by way of long time fan, Zoe Schofield. Zoe lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which means she doesn’t have the ability to travel and explore. Talking through ideas for the shoot, Lucy asked Zoe if there was anything she’d always dreamed of doing but hadn’t been able to do.
Following the tour for her second album Work It Out, Lucy noticed a steady stream of tweets from Latin America, and the unlikely statistic that geographically her music was most popular on Spotify in Mexico City. Inspired by this news, Lucy offered her fans in Latin America a deal: “If you book me a gig, I’ll come and stay.” 
For two months Lucy toured Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, playing free shows, staying with fans and “falling back in love with making music.”
 Rose’s husband Will Morris filmed the experience along the way and produced a documentary of the trip. The documentary was inspired by “the kindness and faith in music of those she met including fans blocking the street outside a gig above a launderette, trying to sleep on endless inter-city bus rides and living with families in out-of-the-way towns.”
With the insight gained during her travels, Lucy set out to make the third album on her own. She began to collaborate with Brighton producer Tim Bidwell, and in the comfort of his home studio, created the new album in a mere 17 days.
The record also contains contributions from Bidwell, in-house bassist Ben Daniels and drummer Chris Boot as well as guest appearances by Daughters’ Elena Tonra, Marcus Hamblett and Matthew and The Atlas’ Emma Gatrill. On two tracks vocal harmonies are provided by The Staves (“Floral Dresses” and “Is This Called Home”).
“The songs just came more naturally after that trip, from feeling good and from learning so much about myself,” explains Lucy. “I feel more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever felt in my life. So there is a lot of searching as well as a lot of discovery on this record.”
LUCY ROSE TOUR DATES
 
March 6—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
March 7—San Francisco, CA— Swedish Music Hall
March 9—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern
March 10—Vancouver, BC —Venue
March 11—Portland, OR —McMenamins Theater
March 13—Salt Lake City, UT—Metro Music Hall
March 14—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge
March 19—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
March 20—St. Louis, MO —Off Broadway
March 22—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club
March 23—Chicago, IL—Schubas
March 24—Toronto, ON—Drake Hotel
March 25—Montreal, QC— Phi Center
March 27—Boston, MA—The Rockwell
March 29—New York, NY—Le Poisson Rogue
March 30––Washington, DC––Union Stage
March 31—Philadelphia, PA—Boot and Saddle
BRANDI CARLILE’S BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU NOW STREAMING AT
NPR MUSIC                       
ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 16, PRE-ORDER NOW
PRODUCED BY DAVE COBB AND SHOOTER JENNINGS

AN ADELE-MEETS JONI
MITCHELL TOUR DE FORCE.”

★★★★
 
“IF THERE’S ANY JUSTICE
IN THE
WORLD, BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU SHOULD CATAPULT BRANDI CARLILE INTO MUSIC’S UPPER ECHELONS.”

 
Brandi Carlile’s highly anticipated new album By The Way, I Forgive You, is now streaming in full as part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series. Listen HERE. Of the album, NPR Music praises, “With the squalling urgency of her songwriting and the serrated exertion of her vocal attack, she’s accentuated the emotional labor involved in speaking truth, confronting sources of pain and resisting alienation.”
Out next Friday, February 16, the album is now available for pre-order, which includes an immediate download of four album tracks including the album’s first single “The Joke.” Produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Dave Cobb and acclaimed musician Shooter Jennings, the album is Carlile’s first release in partnership with Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records.
Already receiving widespread attention, Carlile recently performed “The Joke” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (watch the performance HERE). The song was also featured on former President Barack Obama’s Favorite Songs of 2017 list.
Critical praise for By The Way, I Forgive You
“…an Adele-meets Joni Mitchell tour de force.”Rolling Ston★★★★
“…quickly chiseled itself a spot at the top of the best vocal performances of the year, and provided one of the most poignant lyrical moments too.”—Rolling Stone
“…a stunning vocal performance from Carlile, swathed in warm piano, big drums and a perfect string arrangement.” —NPR Music
“…a raw, stunning demonstration of Carlile’s vocal prowess and offers an inspirational message of empowerment and resilience.” —American Songwriter
“…showcases some of Carlile’s finest lyricism and singing yet.”—Entertainment Weekly
“…her new musical masterpiece, By the Way, I Forgive You.”—The Bluegrass Situation
“If there's any justice in the world, By The Way, I Forgive You should catapult Brandi Carlile into music's upper echelons.”—Salon
In celebration of the album, the band will embark on an extensive nationwide tour this year including shows at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom (sold out), Seattle’s Moore Theatre (two nights, both sold out), New York’s Beacon Theatre (three nights), Boston’s Orpheum Theatre (two nights, first night sold out), Chicago’s Chicago Theatre and Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. All concert tickets are now on sale. See below for details.
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, By The Way, I Forgive You includes ten new songs written by Carlile and longtime collaborators and bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Of their close relationship, Brandi comments, “The Twins and I have been in a band for so long now. And not just a band, we are literally a family. When you create art with twins, it becomes unclear when I end and where they begin.” In addition to Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ), the album features Chris Powell (drums), Josh Neumann (cello), John Mark Painter (French horn) as well as string arrangements and conducting by the late Paul Buckmaster (Elton John, The Rolling Stones).

Over the course of their acclaimed career, the band has released six albums, including 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, which garnered a Grammy nomination for “Best Americana Album.” Additionally, earlier this year, they released Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War Child), which features 14 artists covering the songs on their breakthrough album The Story with all proceeds benefiting War Child. Artists included on the acclaimed project, which Rolling Stone calls, “tender and powerful,” include Dolly Parton, Adele, Pearl Jam, Kris Kristofferson, The Avett Brothers, Margo Price and Jim James as well as a forward written by President Obama. More details can be found here.
In addition to their work as a band, Carlile and the Hanseroth twins remain committed to social activism and advocacy. Together, they are founders of the Looking Out Foundation, which aims to amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice. From neighborhood to nation, the foundation helps fund causes and organizations that often go unnoticed. $1 from every concert ticket sold goes directly toward efforts to support the diverse demographic they aim to serve. For more information on how to volunteer, donate or advocate visit lookingoutfoundation.org.

BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU TRACK LIST
1. Every Time I Hear That Song
2. The Joke
3. Hold Out Your Hand
4. The Mother
5. Whatever You Do
6. Fulton County Jane Doe
7. Sugartooth  
8. Most Of All
9. Harder To Forgive  
10. Party Of One  
BRANDI CARLILE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

June 22—St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House

Album cover art painting by Scott Avett
Press photos by Alysse Gafkjen
 "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile"

METALLICA LEAD SINGER JAMES HETFIELD JOINS CAST OF NEW VOLTAGE PRODUCTION


Metallica front man James Hetfield tops off the coveted ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.
 
The Grammy and multi-Platinum and Gold Award winning artist will be playing Officer Bob Hayward, a no-nonsense Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car but wisely suspecting much worse.  While Hetfield has played himself in other films and television productions, this will be his first dramatic role taking on a different character.
 
Academy-award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost) will direct. Hetfield and Berlinger have crossed paths before when the latter directed and produced the seminal rock-doc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster along with the late Bruce Sinofsky.  Berlinger also penned a book about his experiences with the band, Metallica:  This Monster Lives .
 
"Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up," says director Joe Berlinger.  "It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled."
 
The original screenplay, written by Michael Werwie, won the Nicholl Fellowship first prize and was featured on the Black List.  
 
Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons and Academy Award nominees Haley Joel Osment and John Malkovich have also recently joined the cast along with Kaya Scodelario, Angela Sarafyan, Jeffrey Donovan Terry Kinney, and Dylan Baker.  
 
Efron most recently appeared in James Franco's critically acclaimed comedy The Disaster Artist as well as The Greatest Showman, Baywatch, Neighbors, and Neighbors 2.
 
Collins recently starred in the critically acclaimed dramas To the Bone and Okja, the latter of which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.  Collins was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy) for her starring role in Rules Don't Apply.  She is set to appear in the upcoming mini-series Les Miserables.
 
Ara Keshishian and Nicolas Chartier are producing for Voltage Pictures. Michael Costigan is producing for COTA Entertainment. Michael Simkin is producing for Efron's Ninjas Runnin Wild Productions. Voltage is fully financing with Jonathan Deckter and Ninjas Runnin Wild's Jason Barrett as executive producers.  
 
The project was announced by Voltage Pictures at Cannes 2017. Production is already underway.
 
ABOUT VOLTAGE PICTURES
Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, film and television production, financing and sales entity.  Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for "The Hurt Locker"; and three Academy Awards for "Dallas Buyers Club." The company is currently in production on "I Feel Pretty" starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams and  Emily Ratajkowski which is set to release wide via STX on June 29, 2018. Voltage just completed production on Departures
starring Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield, Nina Dobrev, and Ken Jeong as well as Welcome Home starring Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski.  Voltage's recent releases include "Colossal," starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens; "All Eyez on Me," one of the highest grossing independent films of the year via Lionsgate / Summit Releasing ; and Taylor Sheridan's critically acclaimed "Wind River."
 
ABOUT COTA ENTERTAINMENT
MICHAEL COSTIGAN is a film and television producer based in Los Angeles.  Costigan began his career at Sony Pictures in 1993, as Executive Vice President of Production, he oversaw the acquisition, development and production of films including Milos Forman's Academy Award-nominated THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT; James Mangold's GIRL, INTERRUPTED; McG's CHARLIE'S ANGELS; Guy Ritchie's SNATCH; Gus Van Sant's acclaimed TO DIE FOR; Andrew Niccol's debut film GATTACA; and Wes Anderson's debut feature BOTTLE ROCKET.
 
He made the transition to producing movies with BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in 2004. Directed by Ang Lee and adapted from the Annie Proulx short story by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, the film was nominated for 'Best Picture,' and won Academy Awards for 'Best Director' and 'Best Screenplay.'   
 
Costigan then joined Scott Free, Ridley and Tony Scott's production company as President and during his seven-year tenure, Costigan oversaw, produced and executive produced 15 films including AMERICAN GANGSTER, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3, BODY OF LIES, ROBIN HOOD, CYRUS, STOKER, Park Chan Wook's (OLDBOY) acclaimed English-language debut starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, and OUT OF THE FURNACE, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, and directed by Scott Cooper.  He also executive produced Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS, starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron and THE COUNSELOR, an original screenplay by Cormac McCarthy and starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz.
 
Under his Los Angeles-based production company COTA ENTERTAINMENT, Costigan has produced: GHOST IN THE SHELL, directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and starring Scarlett Johansson for Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks, and A BIGGER SPLASH, directed by Luca Guadagnino (I am Love) and starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenarts, and Dakota Johnson for Studio Canal and Fox Searchlight.  It appeared on the New York Times and numerous best films of 2017 lists. WOODSHOCK, the debut film of Laura and Kate Mulleavy and starring Kirsten Dunst, was released in the US by A24 (Moonlight) in September 2017. Costigan recently wrapped production on DUMPLIN', directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, Step Up), and starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston. Currently in production is LYING & STEALING, directed by Matt Aselton and starring Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski.
 
ABOUT JOE BERLINGER
Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger's films include BROTHER'S KEEPER, the PARADISE LOST Trilogy, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, CRUDE and UNDER AFRICAN SKIES. Berlinger's most recent film, INTENT TO DESTROY pulls back the curtain on mass murder censorship in Hollywood due to U.S. government pressure to appease a strategic ally by embedding with a historic feature film production as a springboard to explore the violent history of the Armenian Genocide and legacy of Turkish suppression and denial over the past century. Last summer Netflix released Berlinger's TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a vérité film that goes behind the scenes of the mega once-a-year seminar "Date With Destiny". Earlier this year, Berlinger's four-part docu-series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, which tells the haunting story of a former motel manager sentenced to die for orchestrating a murder that he swears he had nothing to do with,  generated one of Investigation Discovery's highest ratings ever,.  This summer saw the premiere of Berlinger's latest eight-part docuseries for Spike TV, "Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio," about the deaths and disappearances of six young women in southern Ohio - a tragic saga shrouded in a mystery that includes a dark underbelly of a struggling Midwest region plagued by drug and sex trafficking, and a system that seems to have failed to protect these women Also premiering on Sundance TV later in 2017 is Berlinger's four-part true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, a reexamination of the crime chronicled in Truman Capote's landmark book and Oscar-nominated film, In Cold Blood.
CARLY PEARCE BREATHES “HIDE THE WINE” ON
LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN THURSDAY (2/15)


Jet-Sets to Tulsa for Blake Shelton’s COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR Kick-off That Night


Cover Art Courtesy of Big Machine Records
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SHOW: LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

DATE: Thursday, February 15

TIME: 9:00A (local time in most markets)
 
CHANNEL: Syndicated (check local listings)
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NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2018) – Breakout sensation CARLY PEARCE will continue to carry the torch for female Country artists this week with a national TV appearance, opening a Superstar tour and celebrating the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s education initiatives.

Carly begins her whirlwind blitz on Monday (2/12) at P.S. 169 Baychester Academy students as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Words & Music program. Tuesday (2/13) evening the troupe will premiere the original song they jointly penned, “We Are The Song,” with esteemed tunesmiths Liz Rose (“Girl Crush,” “You Belong with Me”) and Phil Barton (“A Woman Like You”) during the next All for the Hall benefit concert at the PlayStation Theater. This year’s show features an all-female lineup including Kesha, Maren Morris and Emmylou Harris alongside host Vince Gill, a Country Music Hall of Fame Member and founder of All for the Hall.

Deemed “
the new voice of Country” (People), Carly knows a bit about musical aspirations at a young age. At 5 years old she told her parents she’d play the Grand Ole Opry (which she’s done nearly 50 times), at 11 she was fronting a local Bluegrass band and by 16 the Kentucky native convinced her parents to leave high school for a job performing at Dollywood, where she also took online classes to graduate. Several false starts after moving to Nashville, she learned humility – and that you’re never guaranteed anything. She is a true example of what can happen when you don’t let your current circumstances define your future.

Thursday (2/15) morning Carly will perform her full-bodied new single “Hide The Wine” on
LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, airing at 9:00A local time in most markets (check listings). Immediately following the show, she’ll head to Tulsa for opening night of Blake Shelton’s COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR. She will spend the remainder of 2018 out with Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES, Rascal Flatts’ BACK TO US and Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY (including stadium dates) tours.

Oozing with critical and mainstream appeal, her debut album EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records) has elicited three consecutive chart-toppers on SiriusXM’s The Highway with “Every Little Thing,” “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide the Wine,” solidifying her in their all-genre “Class of 2017.” The blockbuster title track went No. 1 at Country radio, designating her as the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three to accomplish the feat in twelve years.
 
 
Saturday, February 24 at Scottrade Center, St. Louis
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THE DIFFERENCE IS … TYLER RICH

All-In New Single is SiriusXM Highway Find & Available Now

2018 CMT Listen Up Artist Offers Behind-The-Scenes Look from the Studio: http://smarturl.it/TylerRichInTheStudio



Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.


Pictured L-R: The Valory Music Co.’s Chris Palmer, SiriusXM’s J.R. Schumann, Tyler Rich and SiriusXM’s Buzz Brainard

Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

 
NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2018) – Like many Country artists, Tyler Rich found his love of music gathered around family at a young age, yet the difference is, he was raised in a small farming community in Northern California and not the South. The West Coast transplant has since made roots in Nashville and releasedThe Differenceon The Valory Music Co. His all-in single – penned by Rhett Akins, Ben Burgess, Devin Dawson and Jacob Durrett – is a perfect introduction to the engaged 31-year-old’s romantic outlook and has already caught attention of SiriusXM as a coveted Highway Find. He serenades with lyrics like: There’s a difference between ‘miss ya’ and ‘I miss your face’ / There’s a difference in ‘what’s goin’ on’ and ‘baby, how was your day’ / Yeah, there’s a hell of a difference in sayin’ three words / Or kinda just meanin’ two / There’s a difference in ‘love ya’ and ‘I love you’ / And I wanna be the difference.”

Cameras rolled as Tyler recorded at Blackbird Studios alongside Executive Producer/Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta and Producers Julian Raymond and Lindsay Rimes. The impressive list of musicians featured on “The Difference” include: Ilya Toshinskiy (Acoustic Guitar), Tom Bukovac (Electric Guitar), Lindsay Rimes (Electric Guitar, Background Vocals and Programming), Mark Hill (Bass), Tim Lauer (Keyboards) and Victor Indrizzo (Drums).

Watch behind-the-scenes footage here:
http://smarturl.it/TylerRichInTheStudio.

At age 8 Tyler’s cousin introduced him to the Country sounds of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson before his grandparents surprised a then 14-year-old with a guitar so he could join in the annual jams. Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwriting and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist. His fanbase has grown from sold-out shows in Sacramento to performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, he has already been named a 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist.

Tyler is managed by L3 Entertainment in Nashville.


For the latest updates and more, visit TylerRichMusic.com.
 
Facebook: Facebook.com/TylerRichMusic | Instagram: @tylerrich | Twitter: @TylerRichMusic
 
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  JACKSON BROWNE

June 25 


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 11AM!
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 Scottrade Center Box Office | 800-745-3000 

JACKSON BROWNE ANNOUNCES JUNE 2018 TOUR
 Jackson will perform in the Midwest with his full band 

Los Angeles, CA (February 12, 2018) -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces June 2018 tour dates in in the Midwest with his full band. Advance tickets are available beginning February 14 at 10 AM (local time), with general tickets available beginning February 15 (local time).  Ticket onsale information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com

Accompanying Jackson on the road in the Midwest are band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).


For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com
HIGH NOON NEON TOUR 
JASON ALDEAN 

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS 
LUKE COMBS 
LAUREN ALAINA 
DEE JAY SILVER
 MAY 17

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10am!
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Club Fitness Box Office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 
800-745-3000 

 JASON ALDEAN POWERS 34-CITY HIGH NOON NEON TOUR FOR 2018
  Special Guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina Join for High-Energy Tour
 
NASHVILLE, TN - Jan. 18, 2018 - Two-time and reigning ACM "Entertainer of the Year" Jason Aldean announced that he will switch on his headlining HIGH NOON NEON TOUR this summer, kicking off in Kansas City, MO on 5/10. Aldean, along with special guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina, will take the energy-charged tour to 34 cities across the country. Praised by Rolling Stone as he "remains one of the genre's most consistent live draws,” fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Live Nation is the national tour promoter. Additional on-sales will continue to rollout over the coming weeks.

“We named this tour after a song that’ll be on my next record,” said Aldean. “It reminds me of the bars I grew up playing in Georgia when I was getting started. We’re going to bring some of that raw energy out this summer with Luke and Lauren - I know we’re all ready.” “Country music's hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as his most recent album THEY DON'T KNOW follows each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 15 million total album sales and 19 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time. The "reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently showcased a special exhibit Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. At the end of last year, Aldean also returned for a show in his hometown of Macon, GA raising over $1.2 million for a new Children's Hospital in addition to more than $3.6 million raised for Susan G. Komen®. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com. 

River House Artists/Columbia Nashville singer-songwriter, Luke Combs, stormed onto the Country music landscape as “one of the format’s burliest and brightest stars” (Vulture) in 2017 with two consecutive PLATINUM-certified multi-week No. 1 hit radio singles, “Hurricane” and “When It Rains It Pours,” from his GOLD-certified debut album, This One’s For You. Named Billboard’s Top 100 Artist and Top New Country Artist of 2017, Combs made Country radio history as the first new solo male artist to achieve a multi-week No. 1 since 2001. The CMA, CMT and iHeartRadio Award nominated road warrior is currently on his sold-out first headlining Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour, performed on all-star lineups for CMA Music Fest, Stagecoach & Austin City Limits and joins Jason Aldean on his nationwide tour beginning May 2018. For more on Combs, visit www.LukeCombs.com.

Mercury Nashville’s Lauren Alaina released one of Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of the Year and Taste of Country’s Most Empowering Album with 2017’s Road Less Traveled. Praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 hit, title track “Road Less Traveled,” and her current single, “Doin’ Fine,” which was named one of Amazon’s and Sounds Like Nashville’s Top Country Songs of the Year. Lauren is one of Billboard’s Top Country Artists of the Year and she is the only female to land two No. 1 hits in 2017 with “Road Less Traveled” and “What Ifs,” a collaboration with Kane Brown. The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride. Lauren is currently on the road with Cole Swindell on the Reason to Drink Tour. For more information, visit www.LaurenAlainaOfficial.com.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

POISON AND CHEAP TRICK JOIN FORCES FOR “POISON…NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME 2018” U.S. SUMMER TOUR 
STARTING MAY 18 IN IRVINE, CA
 TICKETS ON-SALE

SATURDAY, MAY 26
 
 Lawn and Select Reserved Tickets Just $19 First Week of Sales! *plus fees
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LOS ANGELES -- Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, CA at Five Points Amphitheatre. 
 Check out this video to learn more about the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour: https://youtu.be/3Hdu4_ha66Q.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities went on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at PoisonOfficial.com for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.CheapTrick.com.  For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit Livenation.com. 

The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands:  Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!”

“POISON is a just great American Rock and Roll Band,” declares Bob Roux, President of U.S. Concerts, Live Nation. “Along with CHEAP TRICK, this show is going to be Nothing But A Good Time –  The Full Tilt Party of the Summer. POISON and CHEAP TRICK always deliver the goods.”

Rick Nielsen, CHEAP TRICK (lead guitar) proclaims, "Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!"

POISON, fronted by reality TV superstar Bret Michaels (lead vocals/guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rockett (drums), CC DeVille (guitars) is known around the world for their high energy, big hits, live show and is one of America’s legendary Rock bands. They have sold over 40 million albums and DVDs worldwide and have sold over 15 million records in the United States alone. POISON, whose career has spanned over 25 years, may be one of the most successful independent bands to have such a long multi-Platinum career. Proof that their have fun, but get it done attitude does just that. They’ve released seven studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, and have issued 28 singles to radio. They’ve charted 12 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard “Hot 100,” including six Top 10 singles "Nothin’ But A Good Time," "Talk Dirty To Me," "Unskinny Bop," and "Something To Believe In,” as well as the #1 smash hit, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Their breakthrough debut album, the multi-Platinum LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, OPEN UP AND SAY... AHH!, which became the band's most successful album, being certified five times Platinum in the U.S. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi-Platinum selling album, FLESH & BLOOD. In the 1990s following the release of the band's first live album, SWALLOW THIS LIVE, the band experienced some lineup changes, but despite that, the band's fourth studio album, NATIVE TONGUE, still achieved Gold status and the band's first compilation album, POISON'S GREATEST HITS: 1986–1996, went double Platinum. In the 2000s, with the original lineup back together, the  band found new popularity after a successful greatest hits reunion tour in 1999.The band celebrated their 20-year anniversary with “The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock” tour and album, which was certified Gold and marked POISON's return to the Billboard Top 20 charts for the first time since 1993. Throughout the years, Bret Michaels has released several chart topping solo albums and starred in some of the highest rated, record breaking reality 







TV shows on NBC, ABC and VH1. A philanthropist, the type 1 diabetic, Michaels has donated a portion of the proceeds from his latest single, “Jorja Bleu,” to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and through is Life Rocks Foundation supports many other charitable causes. After more than 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing live to audiences around the world.

CHEAP TRICK: Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar) are part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Since the ‘70s, they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” CHEAP TRICK, now with drummer Daxx Nielsen, are a musical institution. The Rockford, IL band is as vital today as ever, having released three records in the last three years -- BANG ZOOM CRAZY...HELLO (2016), WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT (2017) and CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS (2017) –and toured relentlessly to packed audiences around the world. 2016 saw CHEAP TRICK's long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international Gold and Platinum certifications. 2017’s WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT! was yet another undisputed triumph for the band as the album's first single, "Long Time Coming," enjoyed an unprecedented run of 18 weeks at #1 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart

Monday, January 29, 2018

KEVIN HART 
THE KEVIN HART IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR
 

 
Friday, April 13
 
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Today, Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Produced by Live Nation, the new dates will kick off March 23 in Baltimore, MD and hit all new cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Paris, London, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, and more. See below for full routing and on sale details. 
 
Regional tickets will go on sale as follows:
 
North America • Tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale to the general public starting Wednesday, January 31 at 12pm ET at LiveNation.com 
Hart’s last multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour sold out large venues all over the world, including being the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show at Lincoln Financial Field. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $100 million worldwide. 

2017 was a banner year for Hart, his memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained on the list for ten consecutive weeks.  The book also topped records on the Audible platform, selling over 100,000 copies in the first five weeks. Earlier in the year Hart voiced a title character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.  To close 2017, Kevin appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.  Jumanji has been Kevin’s highest grossing box office release to date, the movie has made over $800 million worldwide.  

Hart’s newest business venture is his digital platform the LOL NETWORK - Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by Hart in partnership global content leader Lionsgate. Hart’s next feature film is Night School for Universal, a film in which he co-wrote, produces and stars in - all under the Hartbeat production banner.  The comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. 
 
 

CHRIS STAPLETON CONFIRMS
2018 “ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW”
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 9 AT 10:00AM
WINS THREE GRAMMY AWARDS
PERFORMS ON 60TH GRAMMY AWARDS
AND ON “
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  
Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” will hit the road again in 2018 including newly confirmed shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ The Forum and Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre among many others. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb as special guests. See below for complete tour itinerary.
Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales will begin Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00am local time. For more information visit www.stapletonfanclub.com. Public tickets for the newly announced concerts begin Friday, February 9 at 10:00am local time.
Citi® is the official credit card of the “All-American Road Show” tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program® beginning Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00am local. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The tour announcement follows a remarkable weekend for Stapleton, who won Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at last night’s 60th GRAMMY Awards. Stapleton also joined legendary artist Emmylou Harris on the live GRAMMY broadcast for a performance of “Wildflowers” in tribute of Tom Petty. Additionally, Stapleton returned to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and performed two songs from his most recent album, From A Room: Volume 2, joined by special guest Sturgill Simpson (watch here and here).
Moreover, Stapleton is featured on Justin Timberlake’s new song, “Say Something.” The music video—which was filmed in a single shot at L.A.’s historic Bradbury Building—has been viewed over 7 million times since it was released last Thursday. Watch here.
Released December 1, 2017 on Mercury Records Nashville (purchase here), Volume 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its release follows the May 5, 2017 release of From A Room: Volume 1, which was the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. Stapleton’s 2015 double-platinum solo debut, Traveller, was the #2 best-selling country album of 2017.
Both Volume 1 and Volume 2 take their name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (the capital “A” in “From A Room”) where they were recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums. See below for complete track list.
“CHRIS STAPLETON’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW”
June 16—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheater*
June 22—Rogers, AR—Walmart Amp*
June 28—Darien Center, NY—Darien Lake Amphitheater*
June 29—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion*
June 30—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center*
July 13—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* 
July 19Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena*
July 20—Portland, OR—Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
July 21—Seattle, WA—White River Amphitheatre*
July 26—South Lake Tahoe, NV—Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena*
July 27—Sacramento, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre*
July 28—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre*
August 2—Billings, MT—Rimrock Auto Arena*
August 3—Missoula, MT—Adams Center*
August 4—Boise, ID—Ford Idaho Center Arena*
August 9—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater*
August 10—Denver, CO—Pepsi Center*
August 11—Salt Lake City, UT—USANA Amphitheatre*
August 16—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre*
August 17—Anaheim, CA—Honda Center*
August 18—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum*
August 23—Saratoga Springs, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
August 24—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
October 4—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center*
October 5—Indianapolis, IN—Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
October 6—Chicago, IL—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
October 11—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion*
October 12—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek*
October 13—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live*
October 19—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre*
October 20—Atlanta, GA—Lakewood Amphitheater*
October 25—Columbia, SC—Colonial Life Arena*
October 26—Knoxville, TN—Thompson Boling Arena*
October 27—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena*
November 2—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*
November 3—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
*with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb