Dates for Canada have now been confirmed and announced! Support on all shows will be from Trivium and 3 Inches of Blood! More info on presales and general tickets to come soon.
4/28/09 – Quebec City, Quebec – Pavillion de la Jeunesse
4/29/09 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
5/01/09 – Toronto, Ontario – Ricoh Coliseum
5/02/09 – London, Ontario – John Labatt Centre
With some of the most impressive hard rock credits behind their name, DC4 is comprised of Rowan Robertson (guitars), Jeff Duncan (guitars/lead vox), Matt Duncan (bass, backing vox), and Shawn Duncan (drums). Past and present associations of individual band members include Dio, Armored Saint, & Odin (among other notable major and independent label recording artists).
DC4 Released Their Latest Album EXPLODE On Chavis Records In January, 2009. The Album Contains 10 High Octane Songs. Including Radio Favorites God Complex and Candy Caine.
DC4 Just recently performed to a SOLD OUT crowd at the Key Club in Hollywood, Ca.for their record release party in support of Explode. DC4 is lined up for many shows and festivals in 2009. Next up is Texas Rockfest in Austin, TX. on 03/20 and 03/21.
Sometimes I stumble across some strange videos on the web, but this one might just take the cake.This band is called Rubber Robot, and they can be found on myspace at www.myspace.com/rubberrobot. In case you are wondering what the instrument is that makes the odd noises. It is a Theremin.
Kentucky-based Rockers, Hydrogyn, are announcing new tour dates for 2009. The band will start set off throughout the US during March and then head over to Europe for the first of 2 legs planned for this year.
Hydrogyns UK dates are as follows:
April 21 London, UK The Gaff
April 22 Leicester, UK Leicester Square
April 23 Crewe, UK The Limelight
April 24 Bradford, UK The Gasworks
April 25 Newcastle, UK Legends
U2.com today confirms that the U2 360 Tour will open at the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona on 30th June. The U2 360 Tour is sponsored by BlackBerry(R) and is the band’s first stadium outing since the Vertigo Tour 05/06 and follows the release of their acclaimed album, No Line On The Horizon. Their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon is already number 1 in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Japan and the Czech Republic with further chart positions to be announced this week.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, U2 360 will visit 14 cities across Europe including dates in Milan, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice, Dublin, Chorzow, Berlin, Gelsenkirchen, London, Sheffield and Glasgow before finishing at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 22nd August. The European tour will be followed by dates in North America beginning at Chicago’s Soldier Field on September 12th, 2009.
Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360 design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360 also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at U2.com).
“U2 has always been at their best when surrounded by their audience, this staging takes a giant leap forward. With 85 percent of the tickets priced at less than $95.00, general admission floor tickets priced at $55.00 and at least 10,000 tickets at every venue priced at the $30.00 price range, we have worked very hard to ensure that U2 fans can purchase a great priced ticket with a guaranteed great view,” says U2’s manager Paul McGuinness.
Arthur Fogel, Chief Executive Officer Global Touring/Chairman – Global Music Live Nation commented: “Following the overwhelming worldwide success of the Vertigo tour where every available ticket was sold, there is tremendous anticipation for this tour and to experience this revolutionary production. As usual fans will not be disappointed.”
Commenting on the new relationship between U2 and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), Paul McGuinness added: “This tour announcement marks the first stage of a relationship and shared vision between RIM and U2 that we expect will lead to new and innovative ways to enhance the mobile music experience on the BlackBerry platform for U2 fans. We look forward to sharing more details as the relationship unfolds.”
In keeping with their long-standing tradition, U2 will welcome a number of different support acts to the tour including Glasvegas, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol and Black Eyed Peas with additional artists to be announced.
Tickets for U2 360 performances in Milan and Gothenburg go on sale this Friday, March 13th. Tickets for the Amsterdam performance go on sale this Saturday, March 14th. Full details of all dates and on-sale information as well as a virtual model of the unique production and seating positions can be found on a dedicated microsite at U2.com. As usual, existing subscribers to U2’s official website u2.com will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale date.
U2 360 TOUR
Presented by BlackBerry
EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE:
30-JUNE BARCELONA, SP NOU CAMP 07-JULY MILAN, IT SAN SIRO 11-JULY PARIS, FR STADE DE FRANCE 15-JULY NICE, FR PARC CHARLES EHRMANN 18-JULY BERLIN, DE OLYMPIC STADIUM 20-JULY AMSTERDAM, NL ArenA 24-JULY DUBLIN, IE CROKE PARK 31-JULY GOTHENBURG, SE ULLEVI 06-AUG. CHORZOW, PL SLASKI STADIUM 10-AUG. ZAGREB, HR MAKSIMIR STADIUM 14-AUG. LONDON, UK WEMBLEY STADIUM 18-AUG. GLASGOW, UK HAMPDEN PARK 20-AUG. SHEFFIELD, UK DON VALLEY STADIUM 22-AUG. CARDIFF, UK MILLENNIUM STADIUM
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE:
12-SEPT. CHICAGO, IL SOLDIER FIELD 16-SEPT. TORONTO, ON THE ROGERS CENTRE 20-SEPT. BOSTON, MA GILLETTE STADIUM 24-SEPT. NEW YORK, NY GIANTS STADIUM
In September and October, U2 360 will also visit: Atlanta, GA; Charlottesville, VA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Norman, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC. Complete Tour and ticketing information to follow.
VISIT WWW.U2.COM FOR THE VIRTUAL CONCERT EXPERIENCE!
Chef/Author Mario Batali and Susan Cahn Co-Chair
Food Bank For New York City — which provides 300,000 free meals a day to New Yorkers in need — announced today it will honor iconic musician and philanthropist, Jon Bon Jovi, for his philanthropic efforts at the organizations Sixth Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 21, at Abigail Kirsch’s Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. Co-chairing the dinner is Chef/Author Mario Batali and his wife Susan Cahn. The evening will include cocktails followed by dinner, awards, a live auction and yet-to-be announced musical performances. Previous Can-Do honorees include the Edge of U2, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Stipe, Helena Christensen, Mario Batali and Stanley Tucci.
Self-reliance, optimism and community are key concepts Jon Bon Jovi refers to, not just in his music, but also when articulating his desire to aid Americans without affordable housing, job training, counseling and other such services. These concepts are a common thread among all the charities, corporations, and private donors that he has united in unique partnerships over the past several years. Jon Bon Jovi’s on-going support for local, national and international organizations has resulted in millions of dollars raised while bringing heightened awareness to the issues that adversely impact humanity.
Some of Jon Bon Jovi’s notable charitable works include the Habitat for Humanity; Kenneth Cole’s RSVP to Help campaign, as well as the launch of a limited edition outerwear collection with Kenneth Cole New York with proceeds benefiting HELP USA; Project HOME in Philadelphia, and of course his own Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation. Founded in 2006, the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need “one Soul at a time.” The Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation exists to combat issues that force families and individuals into economic despair with programs and partnerships targeted at breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Through 2008, Jon Bon Jovi and the Soul Foundation have provided funding to provide 140 units of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.
As a result of his efforts, Jon Bon Jovi and his foundation were recently honored at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards with the Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the philanthropic efforts of a touring professional, and named 2008 Sponsor of the Year by Habitat For Humanity Detroit, in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to HFH Detroit and its mission of providing a simple, decent place to live. Additionally, he recently performed “A Change Is Gonna Come” duet with Bettye LaVette on the Lincoln Memorial steps at the “We Are One” Obama Inauguration Concert in Washington, DC, and was the featured performer at the Commander in Chief Inaugural Ball.
The Can-Do Awards Dinner is instrumental in helping to provide support for the 1.3 million New Yorkers who rely on soup kitchens and food pantries to survive. Every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides five meals. This is a pivotal year for the Can-Do Gala as the recession deepens and unemployment continues to rise. Already the level of need has reached crisis proportions. The number of New York City residents having difficulty affording needed food has spiked to nearly 4 million — doubling from approximately 2 million in 2003 — representing almost half of all New York City residents.
“Jon Bon Jovi has demonstrated an uncommon commitment to ending hunger. We applaud his passion, his compassion and his generosity of spirit,” said Dr. Lucy Cabrera, President and CEO of the Food Bank For New York City. “These are dark days. Never in the history of the Food Bank have we seen so many New Yorkers struggling to put food on the table, a trend we anticipate will worsen in the coming year. We could not do what we do without the support of people like Jon who continuously say, I ‘Can Do.’ His presence here tonight will certainly insure that many more New Yorkers will truly ‘Have A Nice Day’.”
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 26 years as the city’s major provider of food to New Yorkers in need. The organization works to end food poverty and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorkers through a range of programs and services that focus on food sourcing and distribution, education and nutrition, financial empowerment, disaster relief, policy and research.
Food Bank For New York City sources and distributes food to more than 1,000 food assistance programs, assisting the approximately 1.3 million New Yorkers who access emergency food. The Food Bank provides food safety, networking and capacity-building workshops; manages nutrition education programs for schools, after-school and emergency food programs; operates food stamp outreach and education programs; operates senior programs, a soup kitchen and food pantry; coordinates the largest civilian Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program in the country; and develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts to end food poverty throughout New York City. For every dollar donated to the Food Bank, 96 cents goes toward food acquisition, distribution and programs. For additional information, visit www.foodbanknyc.org
Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased by calling 212.249.6188 or by emailing email@example.com.
“Welcome To The Cirkus … Let the Madness Begin ” . If you look to the Swedish Classic Rock band CIRKUS, these words cannot be more true …..
To celebrate the European release of their album “Let The Madness Begin”, CIRKUS has launched today an E-Card with all info about the album. The E-card can be viewed at this location.
With the European release date set on today, the album “Let The Madness Begin” is now available worldwide. Earlier the band launched the CD in the USA through Nightmare Records / Koch Distribution and received great responses from media and fans. From today on, the whole world can enjoy this release. Outside the USA, hard copies are only exclusively available through the band’s shop at their website www.cirkusmusic.com, digital downloads are available worldwide.
After releasing 3 successful EP’s for three years straight, Cirkus finished their full on frontal assault debut album titled “Let the Madness Begin” together with musical genius Chris Tsangarides, a Grammy nominated producer and mixing engineer for bands such as Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Bruce Dickinson and Yngwie Malmsteen. It’s called a shock to the system and senses so what better way to describe a Cirkus attack than Let the Madness Begin. The songs, the sound and the quality of the album speak for itself.
In addition to the worldwide release, CIRKUS has also launched a video of one of the songs featured on “Let The Madness Begin”, the video of the song “TRASHY” can be viewed at the E-Card, the band’s website and MySpace and at Hard Rock Hideout below.
And if everything is not enough, CIRKUS reveals also today their USA Tour Dates. The “TOUR OF MADNESS” will kick of at March 18, 2009.
These are the confirmed dates of the CIRKUS’ “TOUR OF MADNESS” so far :
March 18 CA – San Diego Second Wind Santee
March 19 CA – San Diego Second Wind Navajo
March 26 Texas – Austin Kick Butt Café
March 27 Texas – Austin Head Hunters Club
March 28 Texas – San Antonio Salute International Bar
April 1 Texas – Dallas Opening Bell Coffee
April 2 Texas – Harlingen Copz Lounge
April 4 Texas – El Paso Zeppelin Underground
April 10 NM – Albuquerque Burt’s Tiki Lounge
April 11 AZ – Cottonwood Kactus Kates
April 18 CA – San Diego Molly Malone’s
Apil 19 CA – San Franscico Black Cat
April 21 CA – San Diego Second Wind Santee
April 22 CA – San Diego Second Wind Navajo
April 23 CA – Huntington Beach Blue Café
More dates will be added soon, keep an eye on the website and MySpace for this !
To read all detailed info + samples of all songs, please visit the following websites :
E-card “Let The Madness Begin” : www.cirkusmusic.se/ecard
CIRKUS Website : www.cirkusmuisc.com