Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eagles
History of the Eagles Tour

The Eagles have added a concert in St. Louis, Missouri to the “History of the
Eagles” tour. The iconic band will perform at the Scottrade Center on Thursday,
October 24, 2013 and tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Sunday, June
8 at 10 AM.
The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform
classics spanning their career including “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It
To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of Myduring the evening.
Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center Box Office, all
Ticketmaster locations, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000,
Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849 (automated only self service line) or online at
Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase advance tickets
beginning Sunday, June 2 at 10 AM local time through Thursday, June 6 at 10 PM local
time.
History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed documentary, provides an unprecedented
and intimate look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music. The
exceptional three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the
Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live At The Capital Centre - March 1977,
featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles’ two-night stand at
Washington, D.C.’s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
Released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 30, History of the Eagles is a meticulous
creation featuring rare archival material, concert footage, and never-before seen home
movies that explore the evolution and enduring popularity of one of the world’s biggestselling
and culturally significant American bands. Available through the usual retail
outlets, online at Amazon.com and www.eaglesband.com, and can be purchased
through Ticketmaster when ordering concert tickets, the package has already become
one of the year’s best-selling music videos.
History of the Eagles made its American television broadcast debut on Showtime,
earning the network its highest ratings for a music documentary in eight years. Part
One premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January to great
acclaim and made its British premiere on Thursday, April 25 at the Sundance London
Film and Music Festival.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five #1 U.S.
singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling
album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and
Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums
respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Check www.eaglesband.com for more information.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Monday, May 20, 2013

TAYLOR SWIFT SWEEPS BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS WITH 8 WINS
 

AWARDS INCLUDE EVENING’S 2 HIGHEST HONORS -- ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST



Nashville, TN – May 20, 2013 -- Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, sweeping the top all-genre categories and taking home eight awards. Taylor won Artist of the Year, Top Billboard 200 Artist (her second win in this category in three years), Top Female Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album (for RED), Top Country Artist, Top Country Album (for RED), and Top Country Song (for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”).

Released in October of last year, RED has already sold more than 5.8 million copies worldwide, including 1.2 million in the U.S. in its first week of release, music’s biggest first-week sales number in more than a decade. Calledthe slickest, smartest and just plain best mega-pop statement of our time” by Rolling Stone, and “sublime…required listening” by Entertainment Weekly, RED set a new worldwide iTunes record for highest ever first-week album sales, and reached #1 on iTunes and national sales charts in 50 countries around the globe.

With RED, Taylor became the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums, and she is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure. Taylor is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year, holds the record for the most songs (11) to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s more-than-five-decade history, and also holds the Hot 100 record for most songs by a female artist on the chart in a single week.

Taylor, dubbed “officially the new Mick Jagger” by Vanity Fair and heralded as “a true arena-rock goddess at an amazing peak” in Rolling Stone, is currently on the road with the North American portion of The RED Tour, playing 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. Just last week it was announced that Taylor will take The RED Tour to Australia and New Zealand later this year, performing stadium shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as an arena date in Auckland. Taylor will be the first solo female artist in twenty years to undertake a national stadium tour of Australia, with the last being Madonna’s Girlie Show tour in 1993. Due to strong fan demand in the initial pre-sales, an additional show has already been added to the previously announced itinerary.

Taylor, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named her one of the "100 Most Influential" people in the world. Taylor, who is signed to Big Machine Records, has career record sales in excess of 26 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the country and pop radio charts around the globe.

Taylor is nominated for two CMT Music Awards, which will be presented June 5th from Nashville.

For updated tour dates and information, please log on to: www.taylorswift.com.
DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE AND PRINCESS ADVENTURE BRINGS QUEST TO CHAIFETZ ARENA FEBRUARY 8

(St. Louis, MO – May 16) – Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is taking  top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” this brand new production comes to Chaifetz Arena Feb. 8, 2014 for performances at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets are $18, $26, $35, $45, $50 and $60 and go on sale on Tuesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Chaifetz Arena box office and at TheChaifetzArena.com. Group discounts to the show are also available by calling 314-977-5008.

In this original storyline, Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate Jake and Disney's first little girl princess Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their parents will sing “The Check-Up Song” along with Doc as she provides tender love and care.

Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find just the right present.

The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends Izzy and Cubby are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when our swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.

In 2012, “Doc McStuffins” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” ranked as cable TV’s Top 2 series for all kids ages 2-5, reaching 46.7 million and 36.5 million unique total viewers, respectively, throughout the year. Launching at the top 2013, “Sofia the First” is cable TV’s #1 series year to date among Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5, and is the #1 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49. In fact, the November 18, 2012 premiere of its introductory TV movie, “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” became the #1 cable TV telecast ever in Kids 2-5, and #1 preschool cable TV telecast of all time in Total Viewers (8.2 million) and Women 18-49.

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages Chaifetz Arena as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces eight nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC-TV.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin is nostalgic about playing rock and roll, St. Louis and fans




by Scott Kiefer
When you have been in the rock and roll business for 41 years as the lead singer for one of America's iconic bands, there's not a lot that a reporter hasn't asked you. Since 1972 when Kevin Cronin joined the REO Speedwagon band  at Champaign, Illinois, it's most likely that you've answered just about every question there is, and talked to many of the same reporters every year to promote a show. Such is the case when Cronin granted an interview to coincide with the band's appearance Saturday night on the Midwest Rock and Roll Express Tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
However, to put a twist on things, when this reporter picked up the call, I was notified that longtime tour manager Walter Versen would be doing the interview, and answering the questions as Cronin, and in the style Cronin would answer, while he sat there and listened.
"It's going to be fun and you're not even going to know the difference if it was Kevin or not," Versen said. "So, let's go."
Playing the game, because you never know what an artist is going to expect, the 'interview' goes on for about five minutes, and Cronin can longer stand it, voicing his angst in the background.
"Okay that's enough, give me the phone," Cronin says, taking the phone and apologizes for the duo's antics.
"We are just having some fun," Cronin said. "We have been doing this together for so long, Walter thought he could play me on the phone, so I went a long with it. He did a goo job actually, but now for the real thing."
It's the affection that Cronin along with his bandmates have for St. Louis, because they can be themselves and have a good time with the entire rock and roll thing.
"We love to play St. Louis, because it's like our home," Cronin said. "This year, putting the same tour together with Styx and Ted Nugent, I think is a testament to the fact that rock and roll isn't dead. It was so successful last year, and if we didn't have as many dates as we did this year, St. Louis would be a date that we know would be on the tour no matter what."
REO Speedwagon credits St. Louis as the first major market the band broke out in, and helped to push them to the superstar status they reached in the late seventies stretching through the 1980's.
"We as a band owe the St. Louis audience, and the entire midwest actually, credit for getting this crazy thing started and believing in us in the beginning," Cronin said. "They still support us to this day."
The band's appearance at Verizon with Styx, is an almost expected annual event since the group's friendly rivalry from the old days culminated in the recording of the live concert DVD, "Arch Rivals" in . Since then, the two groups haven't only been playing select dates together, but complete tours.
"We've always had a friendly rivalry with Styx, but we didn't really get to know them until after we did the 'Arch Rivals' concert and DVD," Cronin said. "Since then, we really have gotten to know each other, and become friends. Each year it's like, a bunch of old buddies going out and having a few and kicking back, only it's lasts a couple of months, then we go back home, and do our own thing, and can't wait for next year."
After so many years in the business, one would wonder if there is anything that an artist hasn't gotten to do in their career they would like to accomplish.
"My biggest thing really, would be to tour Australia," Cronin said. "We've never done that in all of these years, and I'd like to make that happen. I swear we're going to get it done. Musically though, one thing we've never done, is play with a symphony orchestra, or even record with one."
Cronin said there were a lot of acts who happened to be doing that a few years back, and it was something that he felt became a little over done.
"Everybody was doing it, and we may have been asked, I don't know," Cronin said. "It was just something that I really steered away from. That being said, recently it was mentioned to me again, and I never really thought REO Speedwagon music would be a good fit with something like that, so I dismissed the idea again. Then I got to thinking about it musically, and how our songs are put together, and I realized the idea of a large orchestra performing REO music would be one of the most awesome experiences I would ever enjoy. Imagine yourself surrounded by a large string section really rockin' and hammering out 'Time For Me To Fly.' It can't get any better than that."
One thing the band never really tires of is the fans and the relationships built over the years, especially in a market such at St. Louis.
"Coming from Champaign in the college days, of course we have roots in the midwest, and getting to know band and crew family members over the years, and fans, its like a family reunion whenever we play St. Louis," Cronin said. "In fact, our keyboard player Neal Doughty comes from Belleville."
Doughty's parents live in Smithton to this day.
"The best thing is when someone comes up to you and brings you one of the old vynyl lps to autograph," Cronin said, "and you can see the circle in the cover where its been worn through, and they have taken care of that particular album all these years, and still listen to it. That makes you feel good, because they truly are a friend, and not just a fan. That's always the best experience."
Speaking of vynyl records, the subject got Cronin to reminiscing.
"I'm going to figure out how to get a turntable and set my kids down and play one of our albums and have them listen to it," Cronin said. "There's something about the sound of a needle making the noise of music, that is nostalgic, and there's nothing like it. No one should have to go through  life and not hear that."
Coming back to St. Louis gives Cronin the same feeling.
"It's like coming back to play, whether it was the old Mississippi River Festival, the Kiel Opera House, or now out at the amphitheatre, there's a feeling that I hope everybody in this business gets the opportunity to experience like the one when we step on stage St. Louis," Cronin said. "It's an equal admiration, really. It's like the ultimate rock and roll love story."

Who: REO Speedwagon
What: The Rock and Roll Midwest Express with Styx, Ted Nugent, and Mama's Pride
When: Saturday, May 18
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tickets: www.livenation.com
Styx singer Lawrence Gowan sees band as family, fraternity
STYX lead singer and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan in action in 2012 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.                             





by Scott Kiefer
An accomplished musician on his own, Lawrence Gowan received the biggest opportunity of his life when asked to join on of America's iconic rock bands replacing the original keyboardist and co-author of many of the biggest hits the group had. Not only the biggest opportunity, but some big shoes to fill. Since his official joining of the band in May of 1999 as keyboardist and vocalist of Styx, he has adapted to the role, making it his own, brining his own spin to the bands sound, yet keeping it remarkable the same.
On the Midwest Rock and Roll express tour that hits Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Saturday night, fans will once again get to experience the "thrill of a Styx show" as Gowan calls it, alongside touring buddies REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, and a special St. Louis appearance by Mama's Pride.
"I joined the band in 1999, and knew all about who Styx was, and what they were all about, because who didn't?" Gowan remarked in an exclusive telephone interview. "Well at least I thought I did. It wasn't until we did the St. Louis show and the Arch Allies DVD with REO that I realized just what the whole Styx factor is. It's really a comaraderie, and it is a family. I know many people say that all the time, but for this band, it really is true."
Gowan said that coming into the band as the 'new guy' mad him a little apprehensive at first, but those feelings quickly went away.
"Of course it was a little nerve racking," Gowan said, "but this was already a professional organization, and we had rehearsals, but getting out there on the stage the first time, was quite something to get over. Everything went well, and 14 years later, well here are."
Talking about replacing Dennis DeYoung is something that Gowan doesn't dwell on, or even makes a common practice.
"Of course I get asked all the time, but it's been so long now, that question doesn't come up as much," Gowan said. "We are just working hard to keep the music of Styx alive and well, and coming up with new music whenever we get the chance. From the time I joined the band, we have looked forward. They were looking forward then, and still are today."
Speaking of the family aspect of the band, Tommy Shaw's daughter, Hannah travels with the band in support of her charity work, Rock to the Rescue. The charity, founded by her father's band, has primarily focused on its animal rescue programs, both nationally and each market the band plays. Since the Boston bombings however, it was collectively decided that the the proceeds from the rest of the tour would go to relief charities there.
The Rock to the Rescue charity organization will be giving away a guitar signed by all three acts as part of a silent raffle at each show.   Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity in Boston to help victims of the recent explosions.  The remaining twenty-five percent will be given to local charities in the respective tour market.
"Hannah has been, and is doing such great work the charity," Gowan said. "She is the perfect fit for it too. She represents the band well, and helps us to give back. It's may not be much, but it's the least that we can do, because every little bit helps. Giving the money to the Boston fund was important to us, but it's also important that these local charities get the resources they need as well."
Gowan is continuing to work on solo projects, and is expected to have a solo project finished this year.
"We've been working hard on it," Gowan said. "I think we have most of the recording tracks done, maybe a few more. Now it's on to post-production things. It's just been so busy with Styx, that it's kind of an outside hobby. It's the summer season, but our big tour was in early spring, so I hope to have it completed around the end of the summer."
There is no working title at the moment for the solo project.
"In the meantime, we are going to fishing up the RNR Express Tour, play some other dates throughout the summer at some festivals and things, and enjoy what we're doing. We're looking forward to our annual pilgrimage to St. Louis, and especially with REO and Ted, again this year. We're looking forward to a night full of hits, fun, and just good old rock n' roll with some good old friends."

WHO: Styx
What: The Midwest Rock and Roll Express with REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, and Mama's Pride
When: Saturday, May 18
Where: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tickets: www.livenation.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Backstreet Boys

In A World Like This Tour

with special guests:
Jesse McCartney & DJ Pauly D
Saturday, August 3rd

Tickets on sale this Saturday, May 18th at 10am
Save with the Four Pack… 4 Select Reserved or
Lawn Tickets just $69 the first week of sales!
No Service Fees at the Box Office 1st week of sales*
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, Verizon Wireless
Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Retail Outlets,
or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000
All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. 
Tickets may be subject to fees.
*No service fees at the box office and four pack special ends close of business on Saturday, May 25rd.

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ONEREPUBLIC ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NATIVE
TOUR STOPS AT PEABODY OPERA HOUSE JULY 20
Santa Monica, California (May 15, 2013) – OneRepublic has announced a summer tour in support of their third studio album Native.  The tour will kick off July 19th in lead singer Ryan Tedder’s home town of Tulsa, OK.  St. Louis is the second stop on the tour on July 20th at the Peabody Opera House.  Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17 at 1pm.  Tickets are $35 and $45. They can be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
American Express card members can purchase advance tickets to most tour dates. When purchasing tickets fans will have the option to include a digital download copy of their new album Native in standard or deluxe format. Visit www.OneRepublic.com for access to presale tickets and special VIP opportunities.
OneRepublic released their third studio album Native March 26th on Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records and it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Praise has poured in for Native with the New York Times stating “It serves up layer upon layer of glossy keyboards, reverberant guitars and choir like backing vocals” and Entertainment Weekly describing it as “..soaring, evangelical choruses of prescription strength goose-bump inducers like “Feel Again” and “If I Lose Myself.” The Associated Press said of the album “frontman Ryan Tedder’s falsetto is superb throughout the new offering, which bleeds with emotion and substance.”
Below is a list of OneRepublic tour dates.  Mayor Hawthorne and Churchill will support on all dates except where noted.
 
July 19                        Tulsa, OK                    Downtown Tulsa Brady Arts District
July 20                        St. Louis, MO              Peabody Opera House
July 22                        Minneapolis, MN         Myth  *
July 23                        Highland Park, IL        Ravinia Festival
July 25                        Columbus, OH            LC Pavilion
July 26                        Hershey, PA               Hershey Pavilion**
July 27                        Detroit, MI                   Meadowbrook
July 28                        Canandaigua, NY       Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 30                        Newport, RI                 Newport Yachting
August 1                      Boston, MA                 Bank of America Pavilion
August 2                      Mashantucket, CT      Foxwoods
August 3                      Bethlehem, PA            Musikfest
August 5                      Vienna, VA                  Wolftrap
August 6                      Hyannis, MA               Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 8                      Elmira, NY                  Tag’s Summerstage
August 9                      Baltimore, MD             Pier 6
August 10                    New York, NY             Pier 26
August 12                    Orlando, FL                 Hard Rock Live
August 13                    Hollywood, FL             Seminole Hard Rock Live
August 15                    Atlanta, GA                 Chastain
August 16                    Charlotte, NC              Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
August 18                    Whites Creek, TN       The Woods at Fontanel
 
*Mayor Hawthorne only.
** support tbd
Pageant to open balcony for Drive By Truckers show

The Pageant Concert Nightclub had decided to the open the balcony for the May 24 concert by the Drive By Truckers. The balcony is open to patrons 21 and older.
For more information, log on to www.thepageant.com
 

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Thursday, October 3rd
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$12 Flat  All Ages

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are Drew Holcomb (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ellie Holcomb (vocals, guitars), Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass). Since releasing his first solo album, 2005’s Washed In Blue, Drew has established himself as a formidable indie act, selling more than 85,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling out headline shows, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Needtobreathe, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, and others.  Good Light, Drew’s fourth studio album, was released on 2/26/13 and debuited #84 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart debut to date.  The music video for the first single, “Good Light”, has been featured on VH1, CMT Pure, & E! News.  The band has had over 40 placements on 10 different networks, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “Criminal Minds”, “Nashville”, “Parenthood”, & “Justified.”  They’ve also been featured in USA Today, American Songwriter, Paste, Huffington Post and much more.

This show will go on sale Friday, May 17
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CONTINUES TO SHINE, TOPPING COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS IN THE US & CANADA FOR A SECOND WEEK

Breakout Duo Selected For VEVO’s LIFT Program

Multi-Week #1 Debut “Cruise” Certified Triple Platinum


Link to Full Announcement: http://smarturl.it/gysoFGLno1

Click to download hi-res image (Photo Credit: Adam Taylor)
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor for Republic Nashville

Nashville, TN (May 14, 2013) – Marking their second consecutive multi–week #1, Florida Georgia Line's Gold-certified smash “Get Your Shine On” held on to the top spot in US and Canada this week on four charts – Mediabase Country Chart, Billboard Country Chart, Mediabase Canada Country Airplay Chart and BDS Canada Country Airplay Chart. Continuing to shine at Country radio, the record–breaking duo is the first in 21 years to top the Country airplay charts with their first two singles, according to Billboard. The accolades keep coming for FGL, who also scored the #1 music video at CMT Canada with the hot single and earned Triple Platinum certification for their infectious debut “Cruise.”

The good times will continue across VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, as FGL joins the outlet’s coveted emerging artist program, LIFT. Beginning May 20, VEVO will feature exclusive content from the hot newcomers. FGL’s selection for LIFT comes on the heels of yesterday’s (5/13) VEVO premiere of their brand new music video for the “Cruise” Remix (featuring Nelly). Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/cruisermxVEVO.

Garnering buzz among fans, media and several Superstars across genres – including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran – the breakout duo has skyrocketed since releasing the Triple Platinum, multi-week #1 “Cruise” and the remix featuring Nelly, which has sold a combined total of over 3 million downloads. The GRAMMY-winning Hip Hop artist and FGL will perform the collaboration May 19 at 9P ET during the CBS special – ACM PRESENTS: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night. The duo also has a Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Country Song (“Cruise”) and will present on the televised show, which airs May 19 on ABC at 8P ET/7P CT live from Las Vegas.

The ACM New Artist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winners are currently touring with Taylor Swift’s “THE RED TOUR” and Luke Bryan’s “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” in support of their GOLD-certified Republic Nashville debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES. Their energetic live show recently yielded a nomination for the CMT Music Awards Nationwide “On Your Side” Award for the best new live act in Country music and fans can vote via http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/nationwide/voting.jhtml. This nod is in addition to the previously announced trifecta of 2013 CMT Music Awards nominations they earned; Video of the Year; Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year. Fan voting on CMT.com runs through June 2 at midnight ET. The awards show will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on June 5 at 8P ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com.

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.
 

POP EVIL STREAM NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY
New Music Video Live!
"Onyx" Out Tomorrow!




With their new record "Onyx" hours away from release, POP EVIL are streaming their new effort in its entirety via Loudwire.com today.


The band released the official music video for their Top 5 Rock Chart single "Trenches" last week. The video is the finale of a three part series to be released in reverse directed by Swedish director Johan Carlén Mask. Click the above image or HERE to watch! 




POP EVIL was featured on a recent episode of ESPN's SPORTSCENTER, CLICK HERE to watch!




1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed
POP EVIL will release "Onyx," their fourth studio LP on Tuesday, May 14th and have already secured a Top Five Mainstream chart position. Accolades continue to pile up as the band gets ready to release their most comprehensive material of their career.
"Onyx is one of the most cohesive, memorable, and downright fun listening experiences of the year." - underthegunreview.net
"If the first offering 'Trenches' is an indication of just how good the rest of the CD will be, this is destined to be the must have disc of the summer." - Charlotte Examiner
POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with SEVENDUST in May with a highlighted stop on the main stage at Rock on the Range Festival with SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS and SMASHING PUMPKINS.
















POP EVIL IS: Leigh Kakaty (Lead Vocals)
, Nick Fuelling (Lead Guitar), 
Dave Grahs (Rhythm Guitar), Matt DiRito (Bass), 
Chachi Riot (Drums)
PET SHOP BOYS "AXIS" 
(BOYS NOIZE REMIZ) CURRENTLY PREMIERING VIA MIXMAG
Who: Pet Shop Boys

What: Boys Noize Remix of new single "Axis" premiering today via Mixmag

Where: HERE

When: Now

Why: Pet Shop Boys will release their 12th studio album on July 15th. 

  

Pet Shop Boys - Axis (Boys Noize Remix)
Pet Shop Boys - Axis (Boys Noize Remix) 

Pet Shop Boys return in triumphant form with their new studio album 'Electric', the first to appear on their own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services). The album is the first Pet Shop Boys studio album to be produced by Stuart Price. 

'Electric' features nine tracks in total - eight brand new Pet Shop Boys' songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'The Last To Die'.  The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.

Pet Shop Boys said: "'Electric' is very much set on the dance floor.  Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas 'Elysium' had a reflective mood, 'Electric' is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time".

Stuart Price said: "Making 'Electric' was an exciting experience. We recorded it between Berlin, London and Los Angeles using various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling. For me it was a chance to work with two people who shaped so much of my musical taste, yet who keep on pushing farther in both a natural and unexpected fashion. 'Disco' (from 1986) was an album that always spoke to me because it blended song arrangements with dance floor mixes, and that is what 'Electric' felt like to make. Allowing songs to be full length without considering the pop rules, disregarding classic structures and instead just working instinctively on what was fun and danceable."


The track listing for 'Electric' is:

1. Axis
2. Bolshy
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
4. Fluorescent
5. Inside a dream
6. The last to die
7. Shouting in the evening
8. Thursday (featuring Example)
9. Vocal

As previously announced, Pet Shop Boys will embark on the 'Electric' tour in May this year. The tour is created in collaboration with Es Devlin (creative director/designer) and Lynne Page (stage director/choreographer), and has already received rave reviews when it debuted in Mexico in March. Tour dates, including the newly announced North American dates, are as follows:
  
13 May - Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
16 May - Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
18 May - Conmebol Bourbon Convention Center, Asunción, Paraguay
22 May - Credicard Hall, São Paulo, Brazil
25 May - Centro de Eventos Bima, Bogota, Colombia
3 June - Oktiaborski Concert Hall, St Petersburg, Russian Federation
5 June - Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russian Federation
9 June - Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 June - Grand Rex, Paris, France
15 June - Sónar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
18 June - O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
20 June - Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
23 June - Nokia Hall, Tel Aviv, Israel
26 June - Life Park, Istanbul, Turkey
29 June - Peace & Love Festival, Borlänge, Sweden
1 July - Dortmunder Music Week, Dortmund, Germany
3 July - KV Arena, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
5 July - Õllesummer 20, Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn, Estonia
7 July - Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland
9 July - ZMF, Freiburg, Germany
10 July - Tollwood Festival - Musik Arena, Munich, Germany
16 July - Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
9 August - SonicMania, Tokyo Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan
11 August - Summer Sonic festival, Tokyo, Japan
17 August - Skeeno Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
24 August - Impact Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
6 Sept - Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
12 Sept - The Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, USA
13 Sept - Mahaffey Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
14 Sept - Symphony Hall, Atlanda, Georgia, USA
16 Sept - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
17 Sept - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
19 Sept - Music Centre at Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
21 Sept - House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
22 Sept - Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
24 Sept - Olympia Theatre, Montreal, Canada
25 Sept - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
27 Sept - Caesars Windsor - The Colosseum, Windsor, Canada
28 Sept - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago Illinois, USA
2 Oct - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA
3 Oct - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
4 Oct - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon, USA
5 Oct - Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA
8 Oct - Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California, USA
11 Oct - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
12 Oct - Shrine Auditorium, LA, California, USA


'Electric' Artwork:

 

Axis is now available on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/psbaxis

Pre-order links:

Electric (iTunes)

Electric Physical Album

Pet Shop Boys Store: http://smarturl.it/psbelectricd2c