The band you love to hate is back with a massive summer tour that will begin August 6th in Pittsburgh, PA, and wrap up in October. Check below for dates.
6 – Pittsburgh, PA
8 – Darien Center, NY
9 – Hershey, PA
11 – Saratoga Springs, NY
13 – Philadelphia, PA
15 – Wantagh, NY
16 – Holmdel, NJ
18 – Boston, MA
20 – Hartford, CT
21 – Washington, DC
22 – Virginia Beach, VA
25 – Detroit, MI
26 – Cleveland, OH
28 – Cincinnati, OH
29 – Indianapolis, IN
30 – Chicago, IL
1 – Milwaukee, WI
2 – Columbus, OH
4 – Raleigh, NC
5 – Charlotte, NC
11 – Atlanta, GA
12 – Birmingham, AL
15 – Orlando, FL
16 – West Palm Beach, FL
18 – Lafayette, LA
19 – New Orleans, LA
20 – Bossier City, LA
22 – Dallas, TX
24 – San Antonio, TX
25 – Houston, TX
27 – Las Vegas, NV
29 – Glendale, AZ
30 – Irvine, CA
2 – Salt Lake City, UT
3 – Denver, CO
6 – Minneapolis, MN
7 – Omaha, NE
9 – Tulsa, OK
10 – Kansas City, MO
13 – St. Louis, MO
14 – Nashville, TN
Collection Captures Hits Plus Unreleased Tracks
Band Returns For Extensive US Summer Tour
Mixing introspective singer-songwriter sensibilities with a commitment to genuine roots rock, The Wallflowers have released five studio albums, sold more than eight million copies of their catalog, topped the Billboard charts, scored a multiplatinum album, several Modern Rock hits, two Grammy(R) awards and a legion of fans. The Wallflowers will release a ‘retrospective’ set entitled A Collection: 1996-2005 on June 16, 2009 (Interscope/UMe). The disc brings together fourteen of the Los Angeles group’s hit songs – from their 1996 breakthrough quadruple platinum album Bringing Down The Horse all the way through to their most recent full-length, 2005’s critically acclaimed Rebel, Sweetheart – plus two unreleased tracks.
With leader Jakob Dylan overseeing its production and compiling the track list, the 16-selection A Collection: 1996-2005 is the definitive look at a critically-acclaimed favorite of the past decade, whose tales of disillusionment and perseverance were wrapped in a sound both gritty and polished, melancholy and aggressive.
An extensive US summer tour will feature Rami Jaffee (keyboards) and Greg Richling (bass) along with Jakob Dylan (vocals/guitar), Fred Eltringham (drums/vocals), and Stuart Mathis (guitar). The Wallflowers three-month trek is set to begin in mid-June and last through August.
After a 1992 major label album, The Wallflowers broke through with 1996’s Bringing Down The Horse, produced by the renowned T-Bone Burnett with the Top 10 Modern Rockers “One Headlight” (#1), “6th Avenue Heartache” (which guested Adam Duritz of Counting Crows), and “The Difference,” plus the Top 20 track “Three Marlenas.” A Collection: 1996-2005 also includes “Invisible City” from the same album.
Reaching #4 on the charts and certified quadruple-Platinum, Bringing Down The Horse spun off Grammys for “One Headlight” for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song. For 1997, its video was voted #1 on VH1 and #5 on MTV.
The follow-up, 2000’s (Breach), went to #13 and Gold, with the Top 40 Modern Rock “Sleepwalker.” A Collection: 1996-2005 also includes its “Letters From The Wasteland,” “Hand Me Down,” and “I’ve Been Delivered.” 2002’s Red Letter Days, which spotlighted Dylan on lead guitar, reached Top 40. Culled for A Collection: 1996-2005 are “When You’re On Top,” “How Good It Can Get,” and “Closer To You.” One of the collection’s bonus tracks, “Eat You Sleeping,” was originally recorded in 1999 for (Breach) but never released.
The Wallflowers’ final Interscope album, 2005’s Rebel, Sweetheart, again was Top 40. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), the album featured “Beautiful Side Of Somewhere” and “God Says Nothing Back,” whose demo version is also included as the second previously-unreleased bonus track.
In addition to recording and touring with the Wallflowers, Dylan has also launched his solo career, releasing his debut album, Seeing Things, in May 2008.
A Collection: 1996-2005
- One Headlight – Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
- 6th Avenue Heartache – Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
- Three Marlenas – Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
- The Difference – Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
- Invisible City – Bringing Down The Horse (1996)
- Letters From The Wasteland – (Breach) (2000)
- Hand Me Down – (Breach) (2000)
- Sleepwalker – (Breach) (2000)
- I’ve Been Delivered – (Breach) (2000)
- When You’re On Top – Red Letter Days (2002)
- How Good It Can Get – Red Letter Days (2002)
- Closer To You – Red Letter Days (2002)
- The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere – Rebel, Sweetheart (2005)
- God Says Nothing Back – Rebel, Sweetheart (2005)
- Eat You Sleeping – Previously unreleased
- God Says Nothing Back (demo) – Previously unreleased
The Wallflowers – 1992
Bringing Down the Horse -1996
(Breach) – 2000
Red Letter Days – 2002
Rebel, Sweetheart – 2005
Tues, June 16, 2009 Anaheim CA House of Blues
Wed, June 17, 2009 Saratoga CA Montalvo
Thu, June 18, 2009 Napa CA Napa Valley Opera House
Fri, June 19, 2009 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom
Sat, June 20, 2009 Spokane WA Woldson Theatre
Sun, June 21, 2009 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
Sun, June 28, 2009 Chicago IL Taste of Chicago
Mon, June 29, 2009 Grand Rapids MN Frederik Meijer Gardens
Tue, June 30, 2009 Interlochen MI Interlochen Arts Fest
Thu, July 2, 2009 Philadelphia PA Keswick Theatre
Fri, July 3, 2009 Atlantic City NJ Borgata
Sat, July 4, 2009 West Hampton NY Westhampton Beach
Performing Arts Center
Mon, July 6, 2009 New York NY The Fillmore
Wed, July 8, 2009 Morristown NJ Mayo Center for the
Thu, July 9, 2009 Virginia Beach VA Neptune Park
Fri, July 10, 2009 Atlanta GA Botanical Garden
Sat, July 11, 2009 Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues
Sun, July 12, 2009 Orlando FL House of Blues
Mon, July 13, 2009 Jacksonville FL The Florida Theatre
Fri, July 17, 2009 Ft. Collins CO Lincoln Center
Sat, July 18, 2009 Alta WY Targhee
Sun, July 19, 2009 Salt Lake City UT Red Butte Garden
Mon, July 20, 2009 Aspen CO Belly Up
Tue, July 21, 2009 Denver CO Botanical Gardens
Sat, July 25, 2009 Stillwater MN Lumberjack Days
Sun, July 26, 2009 St. Louis MO The Pageant
Mon, July 27, 2009 Kansas City MO Voodoo Lounge
Sat, August 1, 2009 Bethlehem PA Muslkfest w/Chris Isaak
Wed, August 12, 2009 West Allis WI Wisconsin State Fair
Fri, August 14, 2009 Lowell MA Boarding House Park
Sat, August 15, 2009 Freeport ME LL Bean Summer Concert
Sun, August 16, 2009 Ridgefield CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Fri, August 28, 2009 Louisville KY Kentucky State Fair
Sun, September 6, 2009 Ft. Worth TX Red Dirt Round Up
What happens when three three former members of Buckcherry reunite? They have transformed into a new powerhouse rock band in the form of Black Robot!
Black Robot taps into the influences of classic hard rock acts like AC/DC and Aeromsith, while creating something new and refreshingly cool.
Black Robot is powered by the vocals of Detroit native Huck Johns. If you haven’t heard Johns sing before, you are in for a treat. Producer Dave Cobb pushes Johns to new heights. He sounds great on this CD.
Johns vocals are not the only high point here. The rest of band featuring Yogi Lonich on guitars, Jonathan Brightman on bass and Devon Glenn on drums play their asses off on this CD. I am pleasantly surprised on how different this material is from their past music.
If you aren’t hooked with big stadium anthem “Baddass”, the cover of J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” will surely pull you in. Black Robot could have easily tried to mimic the Eric Clapton version of this song, but instead opted for something completely different. It is almost as if the band was possessed by the spirit of Bon Scott when they recorded this song. This is a very cool cover tune.
“Momma Don’t Cry” has an awesome Jimi Hendrix like vibe to it. Check out the jangly riffs on this tune, and you will see what I mean.
“I’m In Love” slows down the pace with an a very cool ballad. This song could be a big hit for the band if it catches on.
“Money” is an infectious upbeat tune that is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The lyrics are simple, but the music is quite fun. Who doesn’t like money?
“In My Car” has a good, classic 70’s rock vibe to it. This song reminds me of “Toys in the Attic” era Aerosmith. I like this tune a lot.
“Love On A .45” sees Johns channeling his inner Zeppelin on this catchy tune. Great Tune!
Black Robot has proved once again that ROCK IS NOT DEAD. The band has cranked out one great debut. This CD is one of my new favorites this year! Check them out at this link!!
You gotta get a copy of this CD! You can buy your own disc from Amazon.com, at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
3. Momma Don’t Cry
4. I’m In Love
6. In My Car
7. Black Robot
8. Love On A .45
9. Stop The World
11. Nervous Breakdown
Black Robot is:
Huck Johns – Vocals
Johnathan “JB” Brightman – Bass
Yogi Lonich – Guitars
Devon Glenn – Drums
Darren Dodd – Drums, Percussion
Fred Mandel – Piano, Organ
Cris Powell – Drums
Dave Cobb – Guitars
Rock Gone Wild, America’s newest and most diverse rock festival, has added two metal bands to its lineup. German power metal specialists Primal Fear and Powerman 5000, a group which features Rob Zombie’s brother Spider One in its lineup, will make neck braces and earplugs mandatory during Saturday’s show. Primal Fear will be playing one of the biggest gigs of its career in America at this year’s Rock Gone Wild. A festival mainstay in Europe, the band has only played a handful of gigs in the states. That will change this summer, as the band tours here to support its eighth full-length recording, “16.6: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, due out in America on June 7.
Powerman 5000 is working on a new record as well, and it might be out by the time the group hits Algona. If not, the group can rely on such hits as “Free”, “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real” to keep the head bangers busy during its performance.
With these announcements, the bill for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild is shaping up as one of the most interesting ever presented in the States. American fans have long clamored for a European-style rock festival that features bands from today’s scene as well as the ’70s. Those same fans have asked to see melodic rockers, hair bands and power metal groups on the same bill, and as you can see by checking out the festival line-up at http://www.rockgonewild.com, this dream is closer to reality with every band announcement that is made.
Rock Gone Wild is scheduled to take place August 20-23 at the Freedom Park Festival Grounds in Algona, Iowa. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: APRIL WINE ARMORED SAINT BLACK ‘N BLUE CANDLEBOX CHERIE CURRIE CRAZY LIXX DANGEROUS TOYS DOKKEN EVE 6 GREAT WHITE GYPSY PISTOLEROS HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HELIX HONEYMOON SUITE JACKYL JUNKYARD KIX L.A. GUNS (featuring Phil Lewis) LITA FORD LIZZY BORDEN POWERMAN 5000 PRIMAL FEAR PUDDLE OF MUDD RHINO BUCKET SAIGON KICK SALIVA SAVING ABEL SAXON SKID ROW TANTRIC THE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION TIGERTAILZ TYKETTO WARRANT
Visit http://www.rockgonewild.com for updated festival information.
Slash has been asked to be the Mentor for the four remaining contestants on American Idol for Rock Night tonight. Tune in tonight on Fox!
Maybe Slash can steal Adam Lambert for Velvet Revolver!