Pollstar has released dates for Heaven & Hell’s up and coming North American Tour.
Check below for dates!
Fri 08/07/09 Vancouver, BC UBC Thunderbird Arena
Sat 08/08/09 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater
Mon 08/10/09 San Jose, CA Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ.
Tue 08/11/09 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Wed 08/12/09 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Fri 08/14/09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sat 08/15/09 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Tue 08/18/09 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
Wed 08/19/09 Chicago, IL Charter One Pav. @ Northerly Isl.
Fri 08/21/09 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
Sat 08/22/09 Cleveland, OH The Nautica Pavilion
Sun 08/23/09 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Tue 08/25/09 New York, NY WaMu Theater At Madison Square Garden
Thu 08/27/09 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Fri 08/28/09 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of CONSTANCIA’s debut album entitled “Lost and Gone” on July 3rd in Europe, August 11th in the USA with a Japanese release to follow on King Records.
Constancia started out as the brainchild of former Scudiero/Token keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that were just screaming to be completed, recorded and released. He got in touch with Janne Stark (Overdrive, Locomotive Breath, Zello etc.) asking him to lay down some guitars on the demos. Janne loved the songs and got even more involved in the guitar arrangements. Thus the seed of Constancia was planted. “I’ve always been a fan of the pompish-side of Melodic Hard Rock and bands like City Boy, Styx and Trillion as well as the real heavy stuff. I instantly felt these songs could be the perfect marriage between the melodic rock, some progressive moments and an aggressive touch added to it. That’s when I came to think of the style description: – Melogressive Metal”, says Janne.
Next up was to find a drummer, where Janne had previously worked with TrumPeter Svensson both in Locomotive Breath and Mountain Of Power. Peter is also found in doom-folk rockers Faith. Mikael then found Jaded Heart bass-player Michael Mueller, whom he met when their respective bands shared label. After having tried out several singers Janne came to think of Andromeda singer David Fremberg, who had also appeared on Janne’s Mountain of Power album. One vocal trial track later he became the band’s lead vocalist. The vast geographical differences not meaning any limitations, the album now started growing together piece by piece. It all amalgamated into an end result that is a true band effort!
“It was really interesting to see it merge together and like a small weed slowly rise and break through the asphalt to finally blossom when all the pieces came together”, says Janne who was appointed recording project manager. The band first tried out different engineers to mix the album, such as Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren, Pontus Lindmark and Pelle Saether, all of them doing a great job, but it was finally Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Eclipse, Siebenbürgen) that was chosen to mix and co-produce the album. “He finally found the essence of what we were after: the marriage between the melodic side and the heaviness” concludes Mikael. To put a final touch killer touch on the sound the album was mastered by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Sunstorm, Place Vendome etc).
“Lost And Gone” tracklisting includes: Fallen Hero; Troublemaker: Blind; Little Big You; The King Is Calling; Dying By Your Flames; Save Me; No One Like You; Life Is A Mystery; I Never Said Goodbye; Wish I Could Fly; www.lostandgone.com.
Constancia will also exclusively appear with one song from the forthcoming cd on the Sweden Rock Festival sampler cd which will be distributed for free to all the fans attending.
GREAT WHITE live performance on ROCKLINE
With BOB COBURN on WEDNESDAY MAY 6TH
GREAT WHITES original members Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (lead Guitar), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (Guitar/keyboards) will perform live at world famous studios of ROCKLINE Wednesday, May 6th with Bob Coburn.
Affiliates that are Live on Wednesdays:
Mobile – 96.1 WRKH
Decatur – 105.5 WVNA**
Lancaster-Palmdale – 93.5 KLKX
Los Angeles – 95.5 KLOS**
San Francisco – 107.7 KSAN
Colorado Springs – 103.9 KYZX
Panama City – 94.5 WFBX
W. Palm Beach – 98.7 WKGR
Augusta – 105.7 WEKL
Savannah – 95.5 WIXV
Davenport – 106.5 KCQQ**
Bangor – 100.3 WKIT
Portland – 102.9 WBLM
Cumberland – 106.1 WKGO**
Boston – 100.7 WZLX
Grand Rapids – 96.9 WLAV
Joplin – 97.9 KXDG**
Butte – 95.5 KMBR**
Lincoln – 92.9 KTGL
Las Vegas – 97.1 KXPT
Albuquerque – 96.9 KDAG**
Dayton – 104.7 WTUE
Cincinnati – 92.5 WOFX**
Columbus – 96.3 WLVQ
Oklahoma City – KQOB
Portland – 92.3 KGON
Erie – 100.9 WRKT
Greenville – 101.1 WROQ
Myrtle Beach – 104.1 WYAV**
Lubbock – 101.1 KONE**
Midland / Odessa – 102.1 KFZX**
Nacogdoches – 107.7 KTBQ
Logan – 95.9 KLZX**
Harrisonburg – 98.5 WACL
Wheeling – 107.5 WEGW
Green Bay – 105.7 WAPL
SHOW DATES (many more to come):
Fri 05/15/09 Yucaipa, CA Angels Roadhouse
Sat 05/16/09 San Diego, CA 4TH and B
Fri 05/20/09 Bristol, TN Food City Race Night
Fri 05/22/09 Tempe, AZ Club Red
Sat 05/23/09 Parker, AZ Blue Water Resort
Sat 05/30/09 Waterloo, IA Waterloo Days
Sat 06/06/09 Geuda Springs, KS Mid America Drag Way
Sat 06/13/09 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
Sat 06/27/09 Des Moines, IA KGGO Summer Jam
Thu 07/02/09 La Crosse, WI Riverfest
Sun 07/12/09 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
Fri 07/17/09 Great Falls, MT Club Big
Sat 07/18/09 Idaho Falls, ID Sandy Downs Race Track
Sun 07/19/09 Alpine, WY Bull Moose Saloon
Fri 07/24/09 Royalton, MN Half Way Jam
Sat 08/01/09 Redwood Falls, MN Redwood County Fair
Thur 08/13/09 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Fri 08/14/09 Agoura, CA Canyon Club
Sat 08/15/09 Lake Elsinore, CA Rockfest 2009 Storm Stadium
Thurs 08/20/09 Bristol, VA Food City Family Race Night
Fri 08/21/09 Glen Flora, WI Northwood Rock Rally
Sat 08/22/09 Algona, IA Rock Gone Wild
For more information go to www.mistabone.com
Not one to throw a small party, Kid Rock has announced a second performance at Comerica Park on Saturday, July 18th, following the 27 minute sell-out of all 35,000 tickets for the July 17th engagement. The weekend party will expand out to the streets each day to include chili cook-offs, an auto show, and a 2nd stage that will host several “Battle of the Bands” contest winners. Special guests will differ for the two shows, with July 17th featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and the July 18th show featuring Alice in Chains and Cypress Hill. What are sure to be Detroit’s biggest concert events of the summer also offer this summer’s best concert ticket deal, Six Pak Party Deck Tickets for only $99.
The Live Nation promoted show, which is presented by Red Stag by Jim Beam, has tickets priced at $69.50, $46.50, $30 and $99 for a 6 pack of party deck tickets that go on sale Saturday, May 9th at 10 am. Tickets will be available at Tickets.com, The Comerica Park box office, select Meijer stores or charge by phone at 866-66-TIGER. VIP packages are also available. For additional Kid Rock tour information go to www.livenation.com or KidRock.com.
Kid Rock’s “Rock ‘N Roll Jesus” debuted at #1 in 2007 and became the #1 selling rock album of 2008. Sales of the record continue to grow towards triple platinum, aided by a pair of Grammy nominations and an amazing performance on the telecast featuring his expanded 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band, who will once again accompany him on tour.
More artist information available at www.kidrock.com
Sweet Cyanide Releases July 7th On Break Down Lane Music
New York’s post-hardcore outfit SWEET CYANIDE will kick-off the summer with the release of their self-titled debut CD, Sweet Cyanide on July 7th on Break Down Lane Music. SWEET CYANIDE has a knack for blending the energy of more abrasive bands with great pop hooks, spiked with hair-raising guitar solos. The first single aptly titled Crash Theory will hit airwaves late August in time for the band to announce tour dates. “Crash Theory was written about a person who purposely destroys the relationships around themselves just to thrive on the feeling of loneliness and the high of putting it back together,” explains singer Sal Scoca.
SWEET CYANIDE is comprised of four individualistic, yet united stimulation junkies. “All four of us are literally insane—but each in a totally different way,” laughs Angelo Fariello. The bassist grew up idolizing Nikki Sixx, Paul McCartney and Gene Simmons, and loves that SC’s live show is “like a punch in the face.” He terms lead singer, Sal Scoca, an evil genius, getting inside your head and making you believe you’re orange. SWEET CYANIDE is the collective endeavor of members from two NYC based bands that are well recognized on the regional scene, Crashbox and Moment Theory. Sal Scoca (Vocals/ Guitar) and Angelo Fariello (Bass), both from Crashbox developed a solid bond with Mike Bambace (Drums) and Joe Salvatore (Guitar) from Moment Theory.
Sweet Cyanide carries a light sexual theme on the record dealing with the typical rock concept of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll but with the bands own little twist. It is a solid and true rock record in the veins of Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver and all that came before them that make this album a must-have for your collection!
Check them out on myspace at this link.
SWEET CYANIDE – TRACK LISTING:
1. Crash Theory
3. Black & White
4. American Me
5. Certain Shadows On The Wall
6. Heart Breaker
7. Between Us
8. I Wish U Would
9. Under The Sun
10. When We Were Young
Check out the newest video from rock band Saving Abel. The video for “Drowning (Face Down)” features NASCAR drivers Jeremy Mayfield as well as cameos from Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Martin Treux Jr. & Brian Vickers.
The video is the third video from the band’s gold debut self-titled album. It depicts Mayfield as an aspiring racer in pursuit of his racing dreams. The video was shot at Bristol Motor Speedway and at Mayfield Motorsports in Harrisburg, N.C. Including in Mayfield’s wind tunnel.
“It was awesome and I can’t wait until it comes out,” said Jeremy Mayfield, who finished 32nd during Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. “Just being a part of that was just cool for me. Those guys are great guys and I’m glad to see them coming up. I didn’t really know them that well until we did the video and they have a lot of fun. It’s funny how our story kind of fit their song and worked perfect for their video.”
A five-time Sprint Cup race winner, Mayfield hasn’t had a full-time ride in more than two years and decided to start his own team a month before the 2009 season began. Mirroring the music video’s theme, Mayfield has started three races this year, including racing his way into the Daytona 500, and is trying to recapture some of his past successes.
“We had a blast shooting the ‘Drowning (Face Down)’ video with Jeremy Mayfield and the other NASCAR drivers as we’re all big NASCAR fans, said Saving Abel frontman Jared Weeks. We especially love how Jeremy’s real life story mirrors the character he plays in the video.”
SAVING ABEL SUMMER TOUR DATES
Saving Abel Headline +/ With Shinedown */ Summer Festival Dates ^
May–01 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall/Crawfish Boil ^
May-02 Memphis, TN Tom Lee Park/Beale Street Music Festival ^
May-03 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque *
May-08 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter+
May-09 Ponte Verda Beach, FL St. Francis Field/Crawfish Boil ^
May -10 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues Orlando +
May-12 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall*
May-13 Chattanooga, TN UTC Arena *
May-15 Greenville SC Bi-Low Center/Crawfish Boil ^
May-16 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park/Crawfish Boil ^
May-17 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium^
May-19 Richmond, VA The National +
May-20 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach+
May-23 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center *
May-24 Rockford, IL WXRX Wing Ding ^
May-25 St. Louis, MO Rib American Festival ^
May-27 Wichita, KS The Cotillion*
May-29 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre ^
May-30 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park – Rock Fest ^
May-31 Indianola, IA Balloon Classic Field^
Jun-25 Muskegon, MI Muskegon Summer Celebration^
Jun-26 Dubuque, IA Mississippi Moon Bar+
Jun-27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest^
Jun-28 Duluth, MN Wade Stadium*
Jun-30 Sioux Falls, SD Nutty’s North+
July-01 Aberdeen, SD Ramkota Hall+
July-02 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium+
July-05 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater+
July-06 Great Falls, MT Mansfield Convention Center+
July-08 Sault Sainte Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater+
July-09 Lansing, MI Common Grounds Music Festival ^
Saving Abel with Papa Roach, Hinder and Nickelback / Summer Music Festivals *
July-10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July-11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
July-14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavillion
July-15 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July-16 Cadott, WI Rock Fest 2009
July-17 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
July-18 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
July-21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July-22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July-24 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center for the Performing
July-25 Hartford, CT Dodge Music Center
July-26 Oxford, ME WCYY Summer Camp Concerts *
July-28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
July-29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
July-31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug-01 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
Aug-05 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campgrounds*
Aug-08 Grand Island, NE Hall County Fair*
Aug-12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug-14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug-15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug-17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug-18 Midland, MI WIOG Lizard Fair*
Aug-19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug-21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion
Aug-22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug-23 Algona, IA Freedom Park*
Aug-25 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug-26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug-28 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County
Aug-29 George, WA The George Amphitheatre
Aug-31 Marysville, CA Sleep T rain Amphitheatre
Sep-01 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep-03 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep-05 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Sep-06 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep-08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Sep-09 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sep-12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavi
Tesla returned to Cincinnati, Ohio a couple of weeks ago, this time in support of their latest album Forever More.
Tesla always manages to bring some new bands with them each tour and this time it was not different. Opening up for the Sacramento rockers, where Southern California’s Damage, and Kansas City’s The Leo Project.
I must admit that I have only heard a song or two from either of the opening acts so I didn’t have any expectations of any kind.
Damage took the stage first, and I was pleasantly surprised by this band. I thought Damage was a tad bit harder than The Leo Project, and had better songs. Their music has an interesting twist due to the Cello playing of Erin Shawn Hawkins. Hawkins dishes up some heavy cello work as well as some solid back ground vocals for this band. Damage is an up and coming band worth keeping an eye on.
You can hear some of their songs at this link.
The Leo Project was up next, and put on a solid performance. They did not impress me as much as Damage. I thought The Leo Project has more stage presence than Damage, but I believe Damage has better songs. Of course I prefer more hard rock than alternative, and The Leo Projects songs have more of an alternative/modern rock slant. The Leo Project did play a pretty cool cover of the Mr. Mister song, “Broken Wings”. This was the only song I knew, and I liked that pretty well. Overall, they did a pretty good job getting the crowd warmed up for Tesla. I checked out some of the band’s songs on myspace, and found some cool stuff. I will give them another shot if they come back around. Check out The Leo Project at this link!
This show was on a Wednesday night, so the overall attendance swelled from about 200 people to nearly 500 by the time Tesla took the stage. I have been fortunate enough to see Tesla three times in the last three years, and this was my favorite performance by the band out of their most recent shows that I have seen. The band played several songs from Forever More, but also broke out some classic songs that I haven’t ever seen them play before.
The set list was something like this: “Forever More”, “I Wanna Live”, “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Breaking Free”, “Hang Tough”, “Heaven’s Trail”, “Call It What You Want”, “Shine Away”, “Paradise”, “Love Song”, “Fallin’ Apart”, “What You Give”, “Little Suzi”, “Signs”, “Into The Now”, “Cumin’ Atcha Live” and “Rock Me To The Top”.
During their set, Tesla brought out their friend Dale Lutz from Dayton, Ohio who played the mandolin on the songs “Little Suzi” and “Signs”. That was a pretty nice touch to their show in my opinion.
I am a huge Tesla fan, and actually was indecisive about going to this show. It was already a long tiring work week, and I almost skipped this show.I watched the live DVD (Comin’ Atcha Live) again, and shook off whatever crazy notion I had about skipping this show. I am so glad that I went. Tesla rocked the crowd so hard that someone actually lost their dentures during the show. That had to be one of the funniest things to ever happen at a live concert.
Tesla put on another amazing show. Jeff Keith’s voice was excellent, and guitarist Frank Hannon was on fire all night. Frank has got to be one of the most under rated guitar players of all time. This guy should get a lot more attention than he does today. Dave Rude’s playing compliments Frank Hannon’s well. He is proving to be a great addition to Tesla.
I truly enjoyed getting to see some of the songs that I haven’t seen Tesla play including Shine Away, and Paradise. I am still hopeful that they will work Song & Emotion back into their set someday, but I was still extremely pleased with this show. I had a great time, and can’t wait to see the band play live again!
Check them out if they hit your town! You wont be disapponted!