Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bluegrass Ball
featuring: The Travelin' McCourys & The Jeff Austin Band (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band)
Wednesday, November 12th
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$26 Advance, $28 Day of Show
All Ages

Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass with featured guests on guitar and vocals, is the latest incarnation of the most awarded band in the history of bluegrass – The Del McCoury Band.  No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive acoustic music.  As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob continue their father’s work – a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives.  Based in tradition the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful but they also bring something fresh and rejuvenating to the stage. 
Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts.  In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion.

Slipknot Unveil October 21 Release Date For Long Awaited New Album ".5: The Gray Chapter", Available Today For Pre-Order Via iTunes; All Orders Will Receive The New Tracks "The Devil In I" & "The Negative One" Instantly 

- Announce The Prepare For Hell North American Headline Tour with Very Special Guests Korn and Openers King 810; Eagerly Awaited Live Dates Begin At Knotfest October 24 - 26 in San Bernardino, CA -

- All Fans Making Ticket Purchases Through October 5 Will Receive A Digital Download Of The New Album Upon Official Release Date -

Global rock juggernauts Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of .5: The Gray Chapter – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group – arrives on October 21, while their North American Prepare For Hell tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is set to kick off immediately following the band's previously announced Knotfest (October 24 - 26).


.5: The Gray Chapter is available now for pre-order on the iTunes Store (, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album's powerful new song "The Devil In I" as well as "The Negative One." .5: The Gray Chapter is also available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard and special edition CDs (2 bonus tracks and expanded packaging) as well as limited edition, colored vinyl double LP set.
Slipknot unleashed "The Negative One" earlier this month, marking the groundbreaking band's first new music in more than six years. The song immediately hit #1 on Billboard's Trending 140 chart, with the band and track both quickly becoming trending topics on Twitter globally and in the US. The track is currently sitting atop the metal singles chart for its third straight week and counting. Meanwhile its nightmarish companion video – directed by the band's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) – has quickly drawn more than 2 million individual views at Slipknot's official YouTube channel:
Slipknot have also announced the Prepare For Hell Tour - a major North American headline tour with very special guests Korn and openers King 810 - kicking off October 29 in El Paso, TX and traversing North America through December 7.
"We've been waiting a long time for this," stated Slipknot's Corey Taylor. "Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we've also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future. Slipknot is coming to your town. And hell's coming with us."
The nationwide run will see Slipknot coming hot off the heels of their US live return at their own KNOTFEST, with two unique sets at their very own three-day metal and heavy music destination festival slated for October 24 through 26 at San Bernardino, California's San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds. Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and curated by Slipknot themselves, KNOTFEST will see Slipknot headline the Main Stage on both Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, offering fans a taste of the upcoming album with a unique concert experience each night. KNOTFEST will feature over 60 bands – including Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass, and many others – performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Bash (featuring Slipknot's DJ Sid), band performances and other activities for those that purchase VIP or Camping Packages. A truly immersive experience, KNOTFEST attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 attractions including a Slipknot Museum, carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more. For details, including complete ticketing information, please see  Additional news and updates can be also be found at both and (@KNOTFEST).
"KNOTFEST is a chance for Slipknot to bring the sensory overload of a wild European festival and now we're coming for you, California," says Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). "Playing two different sets over two nights at one location is a new experience in the history of this band. This year's KNOTFEST is going to be on another level."
KNOTFEST tickets are available now at, while tickets for the Prepare For Hell tour go on sale September 5 at and through the Live Nation mobile app. All fans who purchase their tickets through October 5 will receive a digital download of .5: The Gray Chapter upon its official release. 
Slipknot emerged at the tail end of the Twentieth Century and quickly established itself as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive collective of the modern era. 1999's SLIPKNOT stands as a true milestone, named by Metal Hammer as the "Best Debut of the Last 25 Years." The album fast earned 2x RIAA platinum certification, with each of Slipknot's following releases – including 4 video albums – all receiving additional platinum in the US and around the world. All told, the band have 11 Platinum and 38 Gold record certifications around the world. Slipknot's fanbase is unwavering and they are global - the band's most recent studio effort, 2008's platinum certified ALL HOPE IS GONE, debuted at #1 in seven countries including the U.S.
Surely as iconic as any band in the annals of rock, Slipknot has starred on the cover of innumerable national and international publications, from Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Alternative Press to Guitar World, Revolver and Billboard. What's more, Slipknot has received myriad honors, awards and nominations, including a GRAMMY AWARD® for "Best Metal Performance" as well as six further GRAMMY nods, multiple Kerrang! Awards, Revolver Golden Gods Awards, NME Awards and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards as well as nods for both MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards.
Slipknot has ruled live stages across the planet since their beginning, and currently headline tours and international festivals including Mayhem in the US, the UK's Download Festival, Brazil's Monsters of Rock and Rock In Rio, Australia's Soundwave Festival, and the bands own Ozzfest and Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. 2012 saw the inaugural KNOTFEST draw over 45,000 fans to a pair of daylong festival events headlined and curated by the band.
1. XIX
2. Sarcastrophe
3. AOV
4. The Devil In I
5. Killpop
6. Skeptic
7. Lech
8. Goodbye
9. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want
15. Override (Bonus Track)
16. The Burden (Bonus Track)



San Bernardino, CA
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El Paso County Coliseum
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Gexa Energy Pavilion


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American Bank Center
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AT&T Center
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Verizon Arena
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Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Air Canada Centre


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Paul E. Tsongas Arena



Singer-Songwriter Brings Fresh Style to the Big Machine Label Group Imprint

Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Iconic Entertainment’s Brian O’Neil, BMLG’s Malcolm Mimms, Allison Jones, Andrew Kautz &
Iconic Entertainment’s Ally Rodriguez
Front Row – BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Levi Hummon & Iconic Entertainment’s Fletcher Foster
Seth Hellman for The Valory Music Co.


Nashville, TN (August 25, 2014) – THE VALORY MUSIC CO. announces the signing of LEVI HUMMON to its artist roster, which includes superstar Reba, chart-topping stars Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett as well as legendary band The Mavericks and newcomer RaeLynn. The young Nashville native, whose penchant for songwriting is rooted in his DNA, brings a fresh sound to the Big Machine Label Group imprint.

“As our Country format ebbs and flows, it’s always so important from an A&R perspective to look past what’s happening now and make some moves on the future direction,” said BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta. “Levi’s unique vision and incredible artistry is exactly the kind of musical move we want to make now. This is a very significant artist signing.”

Growing up with musical influences all around him, Levi credits his early lessons in songwriting to his Grammy Award winning father, Marcus Hummon ("God Bless The Broken Road") and inspiration from his mother Becca Stevens, who founded the socially conscious and philanthropic organization Thistle Farms. The father-son pair has performed together on multiple stages throughout the years, most recently during the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Through Levi's childhood and studying visual art in college, the 23- year-old storyteller melds his life experiences into honing his craft. Learning to bring his own ideas and unique vision to co-writes, Levi has had the opportunity to collaborate with 2014 ACM Songwriter of the Year Shane MacAnally, Andrew Dorff, Josh Osborne, Jonathan Singleton, Nathan Barlowe Brandy Clark and Trevor Rosen among others. While developing his personal sound during these sessions and on his own, Levi caught the attention of Hall of Fame Songwriter Desmond Child, which lead to "Make It Love" being featured in Two: The Story of Roman & Nero and inclusion on the short list of nominations for the Oscar's Best Original Song.

“It really feels like a dream come true to be a part of the Valory/BMLG family! I've gotten to know a lot of the staff already, and it feels like one big family,” said Levi. “This label home already feels so supportive and is a perfect fit for my music. I also want to give a special shout out to my dad, who has been both a friend and mentor to me through this process, and a huge thank you to Desmond Child and Fletcher Foster for their belief in me."
Levi is currently working on his debut album, due out next year. Fletcher Foster's Iconic Entertainment Group will serve as management.
Follow Levi’s journey on Twitter and check his website for the latest updates.
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American Express Announces UNSTAGED with McGraw And Director Bennett Miller – Live From NYC on Sept. 16

Cover Art Courtesy of Big Machine Records 
Nashville, TN  – Country icon Tim McGraw is preparing for the release of his upcoming album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN (Big Machine Records), with a brand new single, "Shotgun Rider."  The breezy track touts romantic notions with an infectious melody and is available to radio today via Play MPE.

"This is one of those songs that really paints a picture and sets a mood," says McGraw.  "In my mind, you look over and see the person that you love next to you sitting in the front seat, and you think, 'How good do I have it?  Life is perfect.'  There is a certain warmth to this song and several others like it that really establish the tone for the whole album."

As McGraw eyes the release of SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, he'll team up with award-winning director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) on release day, Sept. 16, for the popular live stream music series “American Express Unstaged” at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom at 9:00 PM ET.  The event will be live streamed at

Over the course of McGraw's illustrious career, the three time GRAMMY award-winning entertainer has accumulated 35 No. one's, 54 Top 10 hits, over 40 million albums sold, 14 CMA's, 15 ACM's, 10 AMA's and countless other honors.  His upcoming album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, marks his second release on Big Machine Records and brings forth new collection of songs that capture a distinctly country and a distinctly McGraw sound.  For more information, visit



2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has made history with his new album Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart this week.  The LP scores the highest charting position of ANY Kiss solo album ever, and marks Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS's 1998 Pyscho Circus reunion album.   The album has also sold better in first week sales than Kiss' recently released Kiss 40 album. Internationally, Space Invader has debuted #1 on the Independent Chart and #16 on the Top 200 Chart in Canada, Top 40 in Switzerland and Sweden, and hit a historic benchmark for the first time ever as a solo artist in Germany.

Space Invader, Frehley's first studio album in five years, has also received praise from critics.  Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while
Associated Press hailed, "...the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978."   Paste also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record."

Frehley stopped by The Tonight Show prior to his album release to sit in with legendary house band The Roots to perform his classic hit "New York Groove." Watch here.

Space Invader features nine brand new original songs, including the first single, “Gimme a Feelin'," as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s classic rock staple “The Joker." Frehley also tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album art for Space Invader. Kelly created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977).

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley (1978), went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Ace also released an autobiography titled "No Regrets," which debuted at #10 on the NY Times Hardcover Non-Fiction best seller list in November 2011.  




The Last Internationale will launch a North American headline tour on September 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Vinyl nightclub. The band, which played numerous summer festivals including Lollapalooza and British Summer Time in Hyde Park, will also perform at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA (September 13), the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, CA (September 20) and the Austin City Limits Festival (October 5). In November, The Last Internationale will go abroad to support Robert Plant. See below for itinerary.

Tonight the band will make its national television debut on "Late Show with David Letterman," performing "Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Indian Blood." The explosive track is from The Last Internationale's debut album, We Will Reign, which was just released by Epic Records.

New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and incendiary live performances, prompting Rolling Stone to declare, "New York's counterculture spirit lives on in The Last Internationale." The pair spent Thanksgiving 2013 at the home of Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman, Audioslave) and when they mentioned their need for a drummer, Morello connected them with Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave). After hearing their material and bonding with Edgey and Delila, Wilk signed on. The trio recorded We Will Reign with producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young) in Los Angeles.

The Last Internationale recently opened for Neil Young in Liverpool and has toured with such artists as Weezer and Kings of Leon. The band has won praise for its riveting live shows, with Yahoo! Music noting, "The strikingly fervent, politically-charged rock band The Last Internationale stands out" and Billboard hailing their "hard-hitting modern rock mélange."  

All pertinent links:
We Will Reign:

The Last Internationale - Tour Dates

9/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Vinyl Nightclub
9/6 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
9/8 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
9/9 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
9/12 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
9/13 - Sacramento, CA @ Monster Energy Aftershock Festival - Discovery Park
9/16 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/17 - Portland, OR @ Lola's - Crystal Ballroom
9/20 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy - Sunset Strip Music Festival
9/29 - Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
9/28 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
9/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
10/2 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's - Downstairs
10/3 - Abilene, TX @ Legends
10/4 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/5 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival - Zilker Park
10/7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
10/8 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
10/10 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/7 - Napa, CA @ Live in the Vineyard
11/9 - Newport, UK @ Newport Centre w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/10 - Bournemouth, UK @ 02 Academy w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/12 - London, UK @ Roundhouse w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/14 - Hull, UK @ Hull City Hall w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/15 - Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/17 - Leeds, UK @ 02 Academy w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/18 - Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/20 - Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/21 - Wolverhampton, UK @ The Civic Hall w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/23 - Belfast, Ireland @ Ulster Hall w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/24 - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/26 - Lancashire, UK @ Blackpool Tower Ballroom w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
11/27 - Llandudno, UK @ Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena w/Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Third Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament and Fourth Annual Aaron Lewis & Friends Benefit Concert Raise $250,000 for It Takes a Community Foundation
Lewis and Wife Pledge Grants to Multiple Nonprofit Organizations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 21, 2014) –  The fourth annual Aaron Lewis & Friends Benefit Concert, held on June 27, and the third annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Golf Tournament, held on August 9, raised a combined total of $250,000 for the It Takes a Community Foundation (ITAC), a charity founded by Lewis and his wife in 2010. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to the foundation, which helps to revive rural communities across New England by providing assistance that strengthens, enriches and preserves local towns. The Lewis’s foundation supports initiatives that improve community life — particularly the lives of children — within rural areas.

“It Takes a Community began when my wife and I joined with neighbors in our small adopted home town to keep the doors of our community school open after state funding was eliminated due to district consolation,” explains Aaron. “It started out as something very personal and close-to-home, but is morphing into something bigger. If we can make a difference in our little corner of Massachusetts, couldn't we give additional worthy organizations in our area a similar leg up?”

Helping to reopen and fund the RH Conwell School as a private community education center was the catalyst and origin of the It Takes A Community Foundation. The school has also been the primary beneficiary ITAC’s fundraising efforts since 2010. However, over the past year the residents of Worthington successfully lobbied the state for special legislation that allows the tax dollars of their town to stay in Worthington rather than be pooled into the regional school system.

Vanessa Lewis was elated to announce to the attendees of the ITAC Charity Golf tournament that, “As of September 2015, our school will once again be a public elementary school for the children of Worthington, Mass.” She went on to explain, “This milestone of self-sufficiency will allow It Takes a Community to continue its growth goals and mission by increasing the number of organizations that receive grant money from the ITAC foundation.” For example, in addition to the R.H. Conwell School, this year’s concert and tournament proceeds are being shared among Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Greenfield Education Foundation and the YMCA of Hampshire County’s Camp Norwich Improvement Fund

“We have seen first-hand the necessity for smaller communities to have a voice and to determine their own local needs and priorities,” said Aaron. “My wife and I are extremely happy and proud that the R.H. Conwell School is reopening as a public elementary school and we're excited to expand the foundation and take on new projects.”

For more info on It Takes A Community Foundation or to make a donation, please visit For more info on Aaron Lewis, please visit

About It Takes A Community:
Noted musician Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa founded It Takes A Community Foundation (ITACF) when the State of Massachusetts eliminated funding for the R.H. Conwell School in Worthington, MA. The school had served the children of the hill towns in the area since the 1940s and was one of the only community buildings in tiny Worthington. The school closure was devastating to the entire community.

Aaron and Vanessa founded ITACF in July 2010 to save the school. The support provided through ITACF provided the bulk of the funding to reopen the public facility as a private community school open to all local students. The R.H. Conwell experience demonstrated that rural communities can help themselves if residents work together and have adequate resources. Under the leadership of Aaron and Vanessa Lewis, ITACF now provides funding and guidance to a wide array of organizations that play a vital role in improving community life — particularly the lives of children—within rural communities.

ITACF raises funds and supports organizations or efforts that:
  • Strengthen, engage and enrich rural New England communities
  • Sustain diminishing public services
  • Provide assistance to communities in crisis
We share our expertise and provide financial assistance to empower citizens and organizations to take charge of their own community’s future. ITACF works to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.
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 LACUNA COIL premiere video for "Nothing Stands In Our Way" on

LACUNA COIL are proud to present their video for "Nothing Stands In Our Way" to world.  The video can be seen at!  LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO with a run of dates in the U.S. and Canada in September.  Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year's AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL.  

Check out the video:

Sept 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)
Sept 16 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sept 17 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Sept 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 21 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Sept 23 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sept 24 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
Sept 25 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 26 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center
Sept 27 - Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks
Sept 29 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
Sept 30 - London, ONT @ London Music Hall
Oct 1 - Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks
Oct 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Oct 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
Oct 8 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 10 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Oct 11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 12 - New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

*Devil You Know - support all dates
*Starset will join the tour Sept. 23 - Oct. 12 (except: Oct. 7&8)
*Incura on all Canadian shows  
*Unlocking The Truth will join on Oct. 7&8 


The Chicago Bulls will return to the Scottrade Center in a preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves onFriday, Oct. 24 at 7.00 p.m. (CT).   
Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. (CT) at the Ford Box Officeat Scottrade Center,, Ticketmaster retail outlets or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.  
Ticket prices are $253, $119, $109, $99, $89, $79, $69, $59, $49, $39, $29 and $19. (A $3 facility fee is included inthe price of all  tickets.) Ticket prices are subject to change.  Additional  Ticketmaster fees may apply. 
For grouptickets, call 314-622-5454.
A NBA exhibition game between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Bullets on October 14, 1994 was ScottradeCenter’s first ticketed event when the arena opened twenty years ago.

Thursday, August 21, 2014



Grammy-Award Winner's 12th Studio Album to be titled PrizeFighter
Fifth Season of Trisha's Southern Kitchen on Food Network to Debut 8/23;
Third Cookbook Planned; Cookware and Cutlery Lines to Launch; Additional Lifestyle Brands to be Announced
(Nashville, TN – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood has signed with Sony Music Nashville and announced that her twelfth studio album will be titled PrizeFighter on RCA Nashville. The news was shared at an event tonight that gathered friends and colleagues for an evening of food and music that she performed with members of her long-time backing band, who will join her on the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood when it kicks off in Chicago, IL on Sept. 4.
The event also celebrated the start of the fifth season of her Emmy®Award-winning Food Network series, Trisha's Southern Kitchen, which will debut on Saturday, 8/23; plans for a third cookbook from the two-time New York Times Bestselling author; her own line of Precious Metals cookware (The Cookware Company makers of GreenPan), cutlery (Furi) and additional lifestyle brands to be announced; and a partnership with Hellmann's.
"Trisha Yearwood is a tremendous recording artist who has enjoyed much success in everything she has done," commented Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. "She is a talent like no other, and I am pleased to welcome her to the Sony Music family for the next chapter of her exciting music career."
In revealing the title of her long-awaited upcoming album, she was joined in Nashville by Sony Music Nashville chairman & CEO, Gary Overton, who added "Trisha Yearwood is one of country music's brightest stars. Her versatility and passion have put her at the forefront of countless industries—she is a best-selling author, a culinary maven, and an-Emmy award winning television personality, but first and foremost, Trisha is an unparalleled recording artist who has sold millions of albums and is respected as one of the greatest female vocalists in country music. We're honored to welcome her to the RCA Nashville family, and look forward to her fans hearing her highly-anticipated new music."
Throughout five seasons on Trisha's Southern Kitchen, Yearwood has uniquely folded musical elements and performances into her Food Network show.
"Of Trisha's many talents, there can be no doubt," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "In Trisha's Southern Kitchen, it is Trisha's devotion to friends and family, her Southern hospitality and her passion for cooking that resonate so strongly with our audience. Viewers love spending time 'in the kitchen' with her as she cooks and entertains with her signature down-to-earth charm, playful humor and deliciously appealing warmth."
Trisha Yearwood has pursued her life's passions to create an authentic empire with integrity. In sharing her stories across mediums, she has faced hardships and celebrated success with grace, humor and love. Those who've joined her throughout this journey, no doubt, recognize the mark of a true PrizeFighter.
"I can't even find the right words to express how excited I am to be releasing new music! I chose the title PrizeFighter because it feels like an anthem for all of us," said Trisha Yearwood. "It's about fighting for what you believe in, and never giving up, even when it's hard. It's a message we all need to hear. I'm so looking forward to working with the amazing staff at Sony. Music is what feeds my soul, and I'm grateful to them for giving me the chance to share what I love."
· MUSIC – Trisha Yearwood's 12th studio album, PrizeFighter, will be released by Sony Music Nashville (details to be announced). The Garth Brooks World Tour with special guest Trisha Yearwood will kick off September 4 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL.
Her last album, Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love, released in November 2007, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. Trisha also earned Grammy nominations for Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("This is Me You're Talking To") and Best Country Collaboration ("Let The Wind Chase You" ft. Keith Urban) from the album.
Trisha Yearwood has sold over 12 million albums, earned three Grammy Awards®, two Academy of Country Music Awards, three Country Music Association honors and has charted 19 top-ten Singles. She performed at the 70th Academy Awards when "How Do I Live" was nominated for Best Original Song.
· COOKBOOKS – Trisha's New York Times Bestselling cookbooks feature family recipes and anecdotes. Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen was released in 2008 and Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood in 2010. Her third will be released in April 2015 by Clarkson Potter.
· FOOD NETWORK– Season five of the Emmy® Award winning Trisha's Southern Kitchen premieres on August 23, 2014 at 10:30am ET/PT. The show debuted in April 2012, featuring Yearwood in a relaxed kitchen setting joined by family and friends telling stories, sharing laughs and making traditional dishes with simple ingredients.
· COOKWARE & CUTLERY– Trisha's Precious Metals cookware with The Cookware Company will be available on QVC this November and in 400 Walmart stores in the Spring of 2015. Her line of cutlery with Furi will feature two offerings, Professional (available on QVC November 2014) and Essentials (available early 2015).
· *She will appear on QVC on August 24 at 12 PM (ET) during "In the Kitchen with David" with two items from GreenPan. She'll return to QVC on November 12 to unveil a new product line.
· PARTNERSHIPS – Trisha recently signed on as a spokesperson for Hellmann's. Additional announcements about additional lifestyle partnerships will be made in coming months.
ABOUT TRISHA YEARWOOD: One of the highest-selling female artists in Country music history, a New York Times Bestselling cookbook author, and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood has a habit of surpassing expectations. Since her 1991 debut, Yearwood has recorded eleven studio albums and achieved a hit-list of nine #1 hits and twenty Top Ten hits, including "She's in Love With the Boy," "Walkaway Joe," and "How Do I Live." Her twelfth studio album, PrizeFighter, will be released by Sony Music Nashville (date to be announced).
Trisha turned her favorite hobby into a cookbook series that combines Yearwood family anecdotes and recipes. In 2008, she released "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" and in 2010 "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood," both of which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list. The success of the books led to her Food Network series, Trisha's Southern Kitchen which debuted in April 2012, won a 2013 Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Culinary Program and is now entering its fifth season.
In addition to three Grammy Awards, the Grand Ole Opry member has won three Country Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards.

Thomas Rhett Celebrates Fans with #HomeTeam

Watch 2014 CMA Awards Campaign Video Now

NASHVILLE, TN-- — Thomas Rhett fans have noticed his use of the hashtag #HomeTeam countless times over the past several weeks. The talented singer/songwriter celebrates their passion in his #HomeTeam campaign video, where Thomas Rhett appears on the ballot for 2014 CMA Awards' New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

In the poignant cinematic endeavor, Thomas Rhett shares, “I am just a guy with a dream and I play for the home team.” His words reflect the devotion of each hard-working fan who has attended his shows and purchased his music this past year, earning him a platinum-certified single and a gold-certified single … and even more so allowed him to follow his musical destiny. 
The personal video can be viewed here.
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