Wednesday, January 28, 2015

4th ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE


Darius Rucker 
with special guests Brett Eldredge, Brothers Osborne, and A Thousand Horses 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28th 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

PARADISE LOST announces new album title and release date
             
After taking a trip back in time with the Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) album and the last studio album Tragic Idol (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries - most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts - it's now time for PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album! The album will be titled The Plague Within and will be released via Century Media Records on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America.

Nick Holmes comments: "We wanted to approach the new album differently this time by embracing the band's VERY early days. We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death metal edge, which is something we haven't done for a long long time in PARADISE LOST."

The Plague Within was produced and mixed by Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (GHOST BC, ULVER, CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH).

More details about PARADISE LOST's upcoming album will be revealed soon...


PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl
SLIPKNOT   
This Summer's Last Stand Tour  
 
with special guests 
LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, 
and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
August 16
 
Tickets On Sale Saturday, January 31 at 10am  
Tickets available at LiveNation.com, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 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.
READY MASSIVE “SUMMER’S LAST STAND” HEADLINE TOUR, WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LAMB OF GOD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE AND MOTIONLESS IN WHITE; SLIPKNOT TO HOST A FACEBOOK Q&A FOR FANS; “PREPARE FOR HELL” WORLD TOUR CONTINUES WITH SOLD OUT EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES AND TOP‐BILLED FESTIVAL SETS AROUND THE GLOBE; NEW SINGLE “CUSTER” IMPACTING ROCK RADIO OUTLETS NATIOWIDE 
Hard  rock  juggernaut  Slipknot  has  announced  details  of  a  massive  summer  headline  tour  deemed  the “Summer’s Last Stand” tour. The coast‐to‐coast trek will see the GRAMMY® Award‐winning group  joined by a stellar  line‐up of special guests  including Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless  In White. The North American tour is set to kickoff July 24th at West Palm Beach, Florida’s Cruzan Amphitheater and continue through early September where it will eventually wrap‐up at Dallas, Texas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion on September 5th  (see  attached  itinerary).    Pre‐sales  will  be  available  Tuesday,  January  27th  via  www.slipknot1.com  with general  on‐sales  beginning  Friday,  January  30th.  For  full  dates  and  ticket  information  please  visit www.slipknot1.com.
Furthermore,  Slipknot  recently  announced  the  spring  North  American  leg  of  their  phenomenally  successful “Prepare For Hell” world tour, which will get underway this April featuring special guests Hatebreed.  Tickets for those dates are on sale now via www.slipknot1.com. The spring run will also see Slipknot headlining an array of spring festivals,  including such eagerly awaited events as Ft. Myers, Florida’s Monster Energy Fort Rock (slated for  April  25th),  Jacksonville,  Florida’s  Monster  Energy  Welcome  To  Rockville  (April  26th),  Concord,  North Carolina’s Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (May 2nd‐3rd), Somerset, Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion (May 9th), and Columbus, Ohio’s Rock On The Range  (May 15th‐17th). Slipknot are  currently on  the European  leg of  the “Prepare  For Hell” world  tour, which  saw  them  perform  to  a  sold‐out  crowd  at  London’s  historic Wembley Arena  this past weekend.  The  European  leg of  the  tour  is  set  to  continue  through mid‐February with dates scheduled  in  Ireland,  the  United  Kingdom,  France,  the  Netherlands,  Luxembourg,  Italy,  Hungary,  Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. From there, Slipknot will venture to Australia, where they will headline February’s  annual  Soundwave  traveling  festival,  with  stops  in  Adelaide,  Melbourne,  Sydney,  and  Brisbane. Finally,  the  band  will  return  to  Europe  in  June  for  a  further  series  of  festival  appearances,  with  highlights including Germany’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, the United Kingdom’s Download Festival, France’s Hellfest, and many more.  For  complete  details,  please  log  on  to  www.slipknot1.com/events.  Slipknot  will  be  taking  fan  questions exclusively on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/slipknot starting Monday,  January 26 at 12pm Pacific and answering select questions by video on Thursday, January 29.
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot’s fifth studio album for Roadrunner Records and first since 2008’s RIAA platinum certified chart‐topper, All Hope Is Gone made a stunning chart debut upon its October arrival last year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #1 with sales in excess of 131,000 albums – the highest debut for a hard rock record in 2014. Furthermore, the album made an explosive chart impact around the globe, with #1 debuts in Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, and Switzerland, alongside top 5 debuts  in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Denmark, and Finland.  Furthermore, “Custer,” the group’s latest single from .5: The Gray Chapter is impacting now at rock radio outlets nationwide.    Along  with  its  massive  popular  success, .5:  The  Gray  Chapter has  also  proven  one  of  2014’s  most  critically acclaimed  releases,  earning  the  group  their  eighth GRAMMY®  nomination  in  the    ‘Best Metal  Performance’ category for their triumphant return with “The Negative One.” The album was #1 on both Revolver’s “20 Best Albums of 2014” and Guitar World’s “50 Best Albums of 2014” rankings, while also earning inclusion on Rolling Stone and Loudwire’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2014” rankings.  In addition, .5: The Gray Chapter was chosen as Metal Hammer’s  “Readers Album of 2014”  and  included on  the  “Critic’s Choice: The Metal Hammer Top 50 Albums of 2014” tally. And as  if all that weren’t enough, Slipknot’s return to rock action were also named by Rolling Stone as one of the “20 Biggest, Boldest Comebacks of 2014.” 
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 certifications  in the US and around the globe. All told, the band has 11 platinum and 38 gold record certifications worldwide.   For more, please log on to www.slipknot1.com, www.facebook.com/slipknot, twitter.com/slipknot (@slipknot), instagram.com/slipknot, www.youtube.com/slipknot, and www.roadrunnerrecords.com.

AWOLNATION TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM RUN MARCH 17


HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FOLLOW UP TO THE
CHART-TOPPING DEBUT ALBUM MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY

Los Angeles, CA - January 26, 2015 - AWOLNATION have announced the release of their new studio album titled Run (Red Bull Records) on March 17, the highly anticipated follow-up to their chart-topping debut Megalithic Symphony. Visit www.awolnationmusic.com to pre-order the album, purchase exclusive merch pre-order bundles andreceive an instant download of theband's electric first single "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)." Digital pre-order starts tomorrow and the single will be available on iTunes and streaming services on January 27 as well. AWOLNATION recently completed an official music video for "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" that can now be viewed on the band's website and YouTube. An extensive U.S. summer tour will announced shortly, including a stop at this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and the band will soon begin performing at select stateside festival shows after a brief European tour this spring. A current itinerary is listed below.
Following a whirlwind two-year world tour in support of Megalithic Symphony, 2014 saw AWOLNATION withdraw into the depths of the California coastline to construct the sophomore effort. A culmination of the years following the release of the debut album, the 14-track Run, was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of a signature aggressive unease. "There is not one second on the record that hasn't been thoughtfully placed," said Bruno. "Every single element serves a purpose."

Standout songs alongside the first single "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" include the cinematic "Jailbreak," the soaring anthem "I Am," the title track "Run," the euphoric "Windows," the painfully vulnerable "Headrest for My Soul," and the atomic rebellion of "KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!"
Released in 2011, the band's gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony was an alternative music revelation that became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. The album holds a number of long-running Billboard chart positions including 146 weeks on the Independent Albums chart, 111 weeks on the Billboard Top200, 105 weeks on the Top Rock Albums chart and has topped the Heatseekers Albums chart several times over.

Their hit single "Sail," a redefining global anthem, is certified 6X Platinumin the U.S., is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history. It has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online, topping Billboard's Rock Streaming Songs chart in 2014 and charting around the world: it is certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany and the UK.
Following the success of "Sail," the band would go on to chart two more alternative singles, "Not Your Fault" and "Kill Your Heroes," having sold over a million downloads combined. In 2014 AWOLNATION remained prominent on numerous Billboard Year End charts closing out the year on Rock Streaming Songs Artists #4, Rock Digital Songs Artists #10, Hot Rock Songs Artists #14, Top Rock Artists #17, Independent Albums #40, and several more. Since the release of their debut album, AWOLNATION has performed countless shows to millions of fans across the globe, including Coachella, Voodoo Festival, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Brazil's Mix FM Fest and Austria's Frequency Festival.
AWOLNATION RUN tracklisting - release date March 17:

1)       Run
2)       Fat Face
3)       Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
4)       Jailbreak
5)       KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!
6)       I Am
7)       Headrest For My Soul
8)       Dreamers
9)       Windows
10)    Holy Roller
11)    Woman Woman
12)    Lie Love Live Love
13)    Like People, Like Plastic
14)   Drinking Lightning

Thursday, January 22, 2015

RUSH ANNOUNCE R40 LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 
Rush To Visit 34 Cities Throughout North America in 2015 -    - 
Tickets On Sale In Select Markets Beginning January 30 at LiveNation.com -
Tour included date at Scottrade Center in May  

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2015) – Celebrating 40 years, Rush and Live Nation confirmed today that the R40 LIVE Tour will visit 34 cities throughout North America this summer beginning May 8 in Tulsa, Okla. and finishing Aug. 1 in Los Angeles, Cali.  These not to be missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music. Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting Jan. 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The band is scheduled to play at the Scottrade Center in St Louis on May 14. On sale date for this show has not yet been announced.
Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work. To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.”  After 40 years together and 20 gold and platinum studio albums – Rush is ready to celebrate with the most loyal fans in the world by embarking on their 21st tour, one which will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude. Celebrate four decades of music with three incredible musicians – all in 1 night.
Rush’s vast catalogue includes such classics as 1974’s self-titled debut, 1976’s 2112, 1981’s Moving Pictures, 1996’s Test For Echo, and 2002’s Vapor Trails. Rush released their 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels in 2012 via Anthem/Roadrunner Records. The critically acclaimed collection marked their first studio recording since 2007’s Snakes & Arrows, and debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the Billboard 200 matching the highest chart debut of the band’s career. Known for their energetic live shows, the most recent Rush release was the R40 collector’s boxset including live footage spanning all four decades of the trio’s career, including over two hours of unreleased material and a rare performance of the seven-part version of “2112” packaged in an impressive 52-page hardcover book.  Their longevity has served a pop culture renaissance, with the band’s rare television appearance - their first in over 30 years - on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, tributes on South Park and a memorable cameo in the film “I Love You, Man.”  A live review from their most recent Clockwork Angels tour boasted “the power-trio interplay could put guys half their age in the burn ward,” while The Globe & Mail declared Rush as “one of the few bands anywhere that just keeps getting better.” A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”
Rush has been recognized with eight Juno Awards, seven Grammy nominations, including one for the acclaimed documentary “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” that also won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The band members were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994, made Officers of the Order of Canada in 1996 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. They have received a star on both Canada’s Walk of Fame (1999) and Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010). In 2012, Rush were bestowed with the highest artistic honour in Canada when receiving the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. To the elation of their fans, Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 20133.  Tickets for the RUSH: R40 LIVE TOUR will go on sale starting Jan. 30 in select markets at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.  Citi® card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citis Private Pass® Program beginning Jan. 27 in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.   Exclusive Rush ticket packages are available, please visit http://vipnation.com for package details.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.rush.com & www.livenation.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Luke Bryan bringing his Kick The Dust Up Tour to Hollywood Casino Amphtiheatre for two shows


by Scott Kiefer
Country Superstar Luke Bryan announced this morning the dates for his upcoming Kick The Dust Up Tour, which includes stadium dates, the final Spring Break Tour dates, and a full arena/amphitheatre tour, including a two-day stop in St Louis.
Bryan will play St Louis on July 16 and 17 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre with special guests Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch, who will accompany him on the entire tour.
On sale dates and ticket prices are to be announced soon.
Bryan will also be the next artist designated for an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Nashville.
The announcement was made alongside Brian O'Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring from the Hall of Fame, where a total of 12 other cities with double dates were revealed.
A new album is expected soon, however Bryan reported that only four songs have been thus far for the project.
Bryan will also be taking his tour to Europe this year.
Bryan’s career achievements include 11 No. 1 hits, 7 million albums, and 27 million tracks sold.
 Motley Crue Reveals Date For Final Show - Band Announces Details of 2015's Last Leg of Their "Final Tour"; 34 North American Dates to Mark 34 Years of Motley Crue -


- New Single and Video Clip "All Bad Things" Out Today -


LOS ANGELES,  -- Iconic rock band Motley Crue announced today on Fox & Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two-year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band's career began 34 years ago. The band will celebrate this week's big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, Jan. 22.
Motley Crue first announced plans for their two-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.
The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year's top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.
"Motley Crue's Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's Regional President of North American Concerts. "New Year's Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there's no doubt that Motley Crue's music will influence generations of artists for years to come."
After 34 years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in the Spring. In June, Motley Crue will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can't-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.
The North American dates will see the band visit cities such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Mexico City and will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans in all cities get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour:
"In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand so we're coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Cruecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle. Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year," says Nikki Sixx (bass).
Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014.  He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.
The band's exclusive Fan Club pre-sale for these dates starts tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, with a special Citi card member pre-sale beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time the same day. Local pre-sales start this Thursday, Jan. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time; some dates (including the band's Final New Year's Eve performance) will be going on sale this Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time. See below for a full list of dates. For VIP packages and ticket information, go to www.motley.com.
Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this Fall before "all bad things come to an end" for good on New Year's Eve 2015.
Coinciding with today's announcement and the theme of the Final Tour, the band also released its new single "All Bad Things" this morning which is available for sale digitally here: http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The single is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Motley Crue's 34-year career which premiered today on The Tonight Show's blog - http://fallontonight.tumblr.com/ to preview the band's national TV appearance on the show this Thursday.
To give back to the fans for their support over the years, Motley Crue will give away their best selling GREATEST HITS album for free in partnership with Google Play for one week only. Download the album through Tuesday, 1/27 here: http://goo.gl/3hg3Qw. The compilation album includes classic hits like "Dr. Feelgood," "Home Sweet Home," "Kickstart My Heart," amongst many more – check out a special message here: http://youtu.be/Fj03fG7ngas.
Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, "All Bad Things" amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.
Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Motley Crue, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Motley Crue online at www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.
THE FINAL TOUR 2015
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Japan
2/11/15
Kobe, JP
Kobe World
2/12/15
Nagoya, JP
Nagoya Gaishi Hall
2/14/15
Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Super Arena
2/15/15
Tokyo, JP
Tokyo Super Arena
2/17/15
Fukuoka, JP
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
North America
(with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *)
7/22/15
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena
7/24/15
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome
7/26/15
Billings, MT
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7/28/15
Boise, ID
Taco Bell Arena
7/29/15
Salt Lake City, UT
EnergySolutions Arena
7/31/15
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
8/3/15
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
8/5/15
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
8/7/15
Milwaukee, WI
BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/8/15
Chicago, IL
Allstate Arena
8/9/15
Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/11/15
Hershey, PA
Giant Center
8/12/15
New York, NY
Barclays Center
8/14/15
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
8/15/15
Worcester, MA
DCU Center
8/16/15
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
8/18/15
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans Arena
8/19/15
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
8/20/15
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/22/15
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
8/23/15
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Tire Centre
8/24/15
Montreal, QC
Bell Centre
8/26/15
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena
8/28/15
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
8/29/15
Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena
8/30/15
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
* 9/2/15
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena    
9/4/15
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
* 9/5/15
Houston, TX
Toyota Center                  
* 9/6/15
San Antonio, TX
Alamodome                     
9/8/15
Monterrey, NL
Arena Monterrey
9/10/15
Mexico City, DF
Arena Ciudad de Mexico
*12/31/15
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center                  
About MOTLEY CRUE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band's biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee's drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS' award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial.
About Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name.  Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber.  Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare.  Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.   Alice's catalog of hits and anthems, including "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr Nice Guy," School's Out," "Elected," "Poison," and others, are included in his current "Raise The Dead" show, which also features his musical tribute to his fallen friends John Lennon, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.  Currently, Alice's touring band features the three guitar attack of Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel.   Additionally, "Nights With Alice Cooper," Alice's nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.  The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
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Old Rock House announces J Boog show
 

J BOOG
with Inna Vision & Westafa
Wednesday, March 25th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$12 Advance $15 Day of Show
All Tickets On-Sale Thurs. 1/22 @ 5pm!Ages

http://youtu.be/_n-ZoMQ8dfU

J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the streets and begin a successful music career. He is currently and constantly collaborating and recording, getting his sound out for others to enjoy in many creative ways. In 2013 and 2014 he recorded several singles both independently and collaboratively. In July he released the EP “Live Up!” on Washhouse Hawaii. J Boog has toured around the world in locations such as Europe , Africa, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, United States, and Japan, just to name a few. His music is transparent and preaches that music is the only universal tongue. However, what stays with his listeners is his humility, his deeply engrained commitment to his family and to his proud culture.

www.instagram.com/old_rock_house_stl
Florida Georgia Line announce summer dates for the 2015 Anything Goes Tour


Florida Geogia Line has announced their summer tour dates, including a scheduled stop in St Louis on September 26.  Special guests for the tour at Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard.
The venue, on-sale date and prices have yet to be announced, by either the band, or promoter 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC ANNOUNCES  MANDATORY WORLD TOUR  
Coming to the Peabody Opera House
 New York (Jan. 20, 2015) – Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic  today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour.   Slated to visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, the tour follows the release of Weird Al’s #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records).  The album was released on July 15, 2014 and immediately shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.  This is the first time in over 50 years that a comedy album has topped the charts, and the first time ever that a comedy album debuted in the top position.  Mandatory Fun has also been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Comedy Album. 
Special pre-sales will be held at weirdal.com starting Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10am local time and will go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 30 at 10am local time (Noon in Saint Louis, MO).   “Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history.  Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammys (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”  For the rollout of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, Weird Al world-premiered eight videos in eight days, taking the Internet by storm.  The videos, including parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”), and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”), garnered over 46 million views in the first week.  Yankovic also set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first 4 spots.  In addition, “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna)
Weird Al Yankovic

June 28 

Tickets On Sale Friday, January 30 at Noon  
Tickets available at LiveNation.com, The Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, 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.

Delta Spirit
 
Monday, April 6th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$18 Flat  All Ages
Tickets will be On-Sale Fri. 1/23 @ 10am

http://youtu.be/nC29UkaFAH4


The fourth album from San Diego-bred five- piece Delta Spirit, Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in the band’s new hometown of Brooklyn. After spending more than a year writing together in the windowless studio they rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy wreaked its havoc, the group resurfaced with a batch of demos and headed to Georgia to team up with Ben Allen (a producer/engineer known for his work with artists like Animal Collective and Deerhunter). Recorded near an old shipping yard in Atlanta, Into the Wide intimately captures the claustrophobia of Delta Spirit’s creative space, turning that tension into a moody meditation on the restlessness of city life, growing older, and longing for escape. With its lyrics largely inspired by the murder ballads of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, Into the Wide proves more darkly charged than anything the band’s ever offered up before but—thanks to their command of both indelible melody and sprawling, atmospheric arrangements—ultimately emerges as Delta Spirit’s most gloriously heavy album so far.

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Pokey LaFarge announced album celebration with a three day run at Off Broadway
 

Pokey is coming out wth a new album on Rounder Records in April and is celebrating with a run of 3 shows at Off Broadway. April 24, April 25 and April 26. Tickets are $20 for GA Standing Room and $30 for seated balcony and on sale friday January 19th.
For show and ticket information, visit the Off Broadway Facebook page.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK 
The Main Event
with special guests TLC and NELLY  
Friday, May 22
Tickets available at LiveNation.com, the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, 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. 
 Produced by Live Nation
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK STEP INTO THE RING FOR  THE MAIN EVENT  
– Pop Icons Team Up with TLC and Nelly for the Ultimate Summer Concert Ticket –  – The Main Event to Kick Off May 1 with Tickets On Sale Jan. 31 at LiveNation.com –   
NEW YORK CITY (Jan. 20, 2015) – New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at possible collaborations and other exciting possibilities while on the road this summer, sending fans into a frenzy across social media. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will stop in over 30 cities across North America.   American Express card members can get advance tickets beginning this Friday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early starting Wednesday, Jan. 28 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at http://smarturl.it/NKOTB_RSVP. Tickets can be purchased starting Jan. 31 on www.livenation.com.
After announcing the tour on Good Morning America, NKOTB took over the LIVE! with Kelly and Michael set to step in and play a mix of super hits and new fan favorites throughout the entire hour on air. The morning TV whirlwind was followed up with an NKOTB/TLC media blitz. The groups shut down Chase Plaza at Madison Square Garden for a press conference filled with media and ecstatic fans, talking with outlets like Access Hollywood, E!, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, Associated Press and BuzzFeed. Social media has been abuzz ever since the official reveal with no signs of slowing down.   “We always have something special up our sleeves,” said NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg. “Our fans keep asking us to come back out on the road, and we want to keep giving them what they want!  We wanted to make sure it was something new and fresh and fun and totally worthwhile for all of our supporters year after year.  This year, we are making it THE MAIN EVENT.  And we promise, it will be THE TICKET of the summer.”   With all-new and top-notch production elements, this tour is sure to be the ultimate summer concert ticket as promised. The highlights will include a 360-degree stage “in the round.” With no obstructions, the stage set up will offer optimal viewing. The bands have worked hard on the show and staging concept to make sure that everyone in the house has a part of the action, up close and center.   “We are thrilled to be able to join pop icons NKTOB and Nelly on tour. We are equally excited to be back on the road connecting with our fans in such huge arenas,” said TLC. 

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

DOLLY PARTON SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH NBC 

Network to Develop Slate of Two-Hour Movies With Legendary Country Icon as Producer
 
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - - NBC has signed a development deal with Dolly Parton, one of the most honored female country musicians of all time and an American icon.

"I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of '9 to 5: The Musical' with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind," said Dolly Parton.

In conjunction with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, NBC will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of Dolly Parton. This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.

"I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment." I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television."

Added Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment: "We all feel so lucky to be in business with Dolly. We're so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too."

Over the past 40 years, Parton has 41 albums that have reached the top 10 in the country charts - the most for any artist - as well as 25 albums have either been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. In addition, 110 singles have reached the country charts. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Assn. Awards and 7 Academy of Country Music Awards. In fact, Parton has been nominated for 46 Grammys as both she and Beyonce are the most Grammy-nominated women of all time.

She was twice nominated for an Oscar for her original songs "9 to 5" and "Travelin' Thru," for the film "Transamerica." As an actress, Parton was nominated for three Golden Globes (two for "9 to 5," one for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas") and won two People's Choice Awards. 

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 IT’S HERE! BLUEGRASS LEGEND DR. RALPH STANLEY’S NEW CD, MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW, AVAILABLE TODAY, EXCLUSIVELY AT ALL CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® LOCATIONS AND CRACKERBARREL.COM

Ralph Stanley & Friends

Album Features Stanley Performing with Friends and Admirers Including Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs, Nathan Stanley, Josh Turner, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and Lee Ann Womack
 
LEBANON, Tenn. (January 19, 2015) - Musical icon Dr. Ralph Stanley released his latest CD today. Man of Constant Sorrow is now available exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com for $11.99.

The digital album also will be available for purchase at select digital retailers. The record is distributed by Cracker Barrel and in partnership with Red River Entertainment and Bob Frank Distribution.

The three-time GRAMMY Award winner’s new CD features Stanley performing duets with guest artists including Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Del McCoury, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Plant, Ricky Skaggs, Nathan Stanley, Josh Turner, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and Lee Ann Womack, while also performing two solo songs. Ronnie McCoury and Womack’s daughter, Aubrie Sellers, also appear on the album, along with Stanley’s band The Clinch Mountain Boys. The 87-year old International Bluegrass Hall of Honor inductee recorded the album in Nashville with Miller and Lauderdale as producers.

“I've always enjoyed singing with other artists," said Stanley. "Everyone who joined me on this record did a fine job. I think this will be a project that my fans will really enjoy.”

“Cracker Barrel is delighted to bring Dr. Ralph Stanley and Friends’ CD, Man of Constant Sorrow, to our guests,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “The performances are wonderful, the music is timeless and the project is a great addition to our exclusive music program. We know our guests will look forward to discovering this album.”

The 13 songs on Man of Constant Sorrow are:

1. “We Shall Rise,” Ralph Stanley and Josh Turner with The Clinch Mountain Boys
2. “I Only Exist,” Ralph Stanley and Dierks Bentley with The Clinch Mountain Boys
3. “We’ll Be Sweethearts in Heaven,” Ralph Stanley and Ricky Skaggs with The Clinch Mountain Boys and Ronnie McCoury
4. “Rank Stranger,” Ralph Stanley and Nathan Stanley with The Clinch Mountain Boys
5. “I Am the Man, Thomas,” Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale with The Clinch Mountain Boys and Ronnie McCoury
6. “White Dove,” Ralph Stanley and Lee Ann and Aubrie Sellers with The Clinch Mountain Boys and Ronnie McCoury
7. “Red Wicked Wine,” Ralph Stanley and Elvis Costello with The Clinch Mountain Boys
8. “Pig in a Pen,” Ralph Stanley and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings with Paul Kowert
9. “Two Coats,” Ralph Stanley and Robert Plant
10. “Brand New Tennessee Waltz,” Ralph Stanley and Del McCoury with The Clinch Mountain Boys and Ronnie McCoury
11. “Short Life of Trouble,” Ralph Stanley and Old Crow Medicine Show
12. “Hills of Home,” Ralph Stanley
13. “Man of Constant Sorrow,” Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys

Stanley was born in 1927 in Big Spraddle, Va. He learned to play banjo from his mother when he was a teenager. After graduating high school and serving in the U.S. Army, he joined older brother Carter in creating the Clinch Mountain Boys and began performing on local radio stations and at regional venues. After Columbia Records signed them, they became known as The Stanley Brothers and went on to record such classics as “Angel Band,” “Little Maggie” and their signature tune, “Man of Constant Sorrow.” During this time, he developed a unique style of playing the banjo that became known as “Stanley style.”

After Carter died in 1966, Stanley continued to perform and record as a solo artist. Through the years, he helped mentor several future bluegrass and country music artists who performed in his band before embarking on solo careers, including Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks and Keith Whitley.

In 1976, Stanley received an honorary doctorate from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., and he has been known as “Dr. Ralph Stanley” ever since.

He was presented with the National Heritage Award by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, elected into the International Bluegrass Hall of Honor in 1992 and inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2000. His performance of “O Death,” featured in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” earned him his first GRAMMY Award in 2001 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. The soundtrack album for that movie also earned Stanley both a GRAMMY Award and a CMA Award for Album of the Year.

His album Lost in the Lonesome Pines earned Stanley his third GRAMMY Award in 2002, this time for Best Bluegrass Album. His performance of “Me and God” with Josh Turner received an ACM nomination for Vocal Event of the Year in 2006. That same year, he received two major honors: the Living Legend Award from the Library of Congress and the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush.

He released his autobiography, Man of Constant Sorrow in 2009. Stanley received a second honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Yale University on May 19, 2014, and was elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 11, 2014. For tour dates and more information, visit www.Dr.RalphStanleyMusic.com.
Dweezil Zappy bringing dad's music to The Ready Room, presented by Old Rock House
 
ORH Concerts Presents:
Zappa Plays Zappa
at The Ready Room
Monday, April 20th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$25 Advance $30 Day of Show
All Ages
Tickets: http://www.thereadyroom.com/event/765447-zappa-plays-zappa-st-louis/

Growing up in the Zappa family home, Dweezil Zappa marveled at his father's virtuoso skills as a composer and guitarist. After his father's passing he was inspired to do something to honor his father. Feeling as though there was a generational gap and a fair amount of public confusion as to what his father's music really was, Dweezil set about creating an opportunity for music fans to make a new discovery. Not satisfied with the generic journalistic descriptions that had been applied over the years or the accidental default association of "novelty act" he earned by way of the casual radio exposure of songs like "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" and "Valley Girl," Dweezil Zappa decided it was time for a change. He wanted to expose core fans as well as a potential new generation of fans to his father's compositions in a way that would give them a balanced perspective of the totality of Frank Zappa's work. He wanted to play the music as it was written on the page without deviation except for the obvious improv sections. He also worked diligently to match the textures and timbres of the instrumentation in each song, especially the guitar tones, Evoking the character of each era of the catalog. He set out to have the music speak for itself. If Zappa Plays Zappa was to become a conduit for a new generation of people discovering Frank Zappa's music then Dweezil wanted to do his best so that very little could be lost in translation.

Carbon Leaf
Friday, October 9th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$15 Advance $20 Day of Show
All Ages
Tickets will be On-Sale Wed. 1/21 @ 5pm

http://youtu.be/65p_2sKXPjU

“Virginia natives Carbon Leaf weave their signature indie-rock blend of Celtic, Appalachian, folk, and country into a rousing new brand of music best described as ‘ether-electrified porch music’. The five-man band's steadfast arrangement of guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin is rounded out with more exotic instruments, like the bouzouki, fiddle, accordion and penny whistle, all tied together by lead singer Barry Privett's bold, straightforward baritone.


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