After releasing his new single “Nothing To Lose” ahead of schedule, thanks to a flood of attention surrounding the track, Bret Michaels headed to late night show Lopez Tonight for the first live performance of the ballad. Michaels stripped down the performance sitting under the stage lights just himself and an acoustic guitar, as the song was originally written. Witnessing the audience’s reaction to Michaels’ heartfelt performance George Lopez closed with, “That is how real rockstars do it!”
Fans of Bret can catch him on tour starting March 12th and on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice starting March 14th. “Nothing To Lose” is also available on iTunes and at www.BretMichaels.com on CD which includes all five recorded versions of the song; solo, solo acoustic, featuring Miley Cyrus, acoustic featuring Miley Cyrus and a country version also featuring the Disney starlet. “Nothing To Lose” will also be on Michaels’ forthcoming full-length Custom Built.
You can watch the video from the George Lopez show, at this link.
Mar 12 The Venue @ The Hub Fargo, North Dakota
Mar 13 Surf Ballroom Clear Lake, Iowa
Mar 15 Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Iowa
Mar 17 Joe’s Bar Chicago, Illinois
Mar 18 LCO Casino Hayward, Wisconsin
Mar 19 Seven Clans Casino Red Lake, Minnesota
Mar 20 Seven Flags Event Center Clive, Iowa
Mar 23 The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Mar 25 Ameristar Casino St. Charles, Missouri
Mar 26 Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 27 Primm Valley Resort / Star of the Desert Arena Primm, Nevada
Mar 29 Oneida Casino Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mar 30 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 31 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 1 Mountain Arts Center Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Apr 2 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 3 Peoria Civic Center (Rivermen Post Game Concert) Peoria, Illinois
Apr 9 Heritage Hall Ardmore, Oklahoma
Apr 9 Two FrogsGrill (Official After Party) Ardmore, Oklahoma
Apr 10 Billy Bob’s Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 11 Sea World – Nautilus Arena San Antonio, Texas
Apr 17 State Farm Arena Hidalgo, Texas
Apr 24 Belterra Resort & Casino Florence, Indiana
May 2 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, Tennessee
May 5 Grizzly Rose Denver, Colorado
May 6 Cowboy’s Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 8 Route 66 Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 12 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom Verona, New York
May 13 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York
May 14 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton, New Hampshire
May 28 Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, Mississippi
Jun 5 Prairie Knights Casino & Resort Ford Yates, North Dakota
Jul 23 Dakota Rock Fest Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug 6 Clearfield County Fair Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Sep 3 Rib America Festival Indianapolis, Indiana
UNITED STATES FORCES IS FUNDING MARCH CONCERTS IN IRAQ
HOWE to Perform From Upcoming New Release CIRCUS BAR
Releasing February 26th On Frontiers Records
Rock’s legendary voice, Brian Howe finds himself preparing for a history-making event and concert. Four March concerts are scheduled for Kuwait and Iraq and one is a “command performance” for the historic “Change of Command Ceremony”– Baghdad – March 12, 2010.
The Bad Company/Brian Howe/Kuwait/Iraq mini-tour is funded (and supported) by the U.S. Forces Iraq/Entertainment Branch. The “Change of Command Ceremony” marks the day the Iraq national police take partial command of Baghdad and it is the first phase of President Obama’s overall withdrawal of US troops – Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Baghdad-based U.S. Forces Iraq had Bad Company’s Brian Howe on “their short list”. They called group’s agent, who told the band there was an offer from the Iraq Entertainment Branch requesting Brian and the band to perform four concerts in March. The call came however, just as Brian was making promotional plans for “Circus Bar”. Quick and simple – “Circus Bar’s launch” would be postponed for a week or two.
This out-of-the-blue “command performance” for the troops was an honor the band did not expect that day. The concerts in Kuwait and Iraq were not going to be ordinary concerts – there is a risk element in the mix. Brian and the band decided that even with their commitment to a heavy 2010 touring schedule, they could not pass up this chance of lifetime to give back to our men and women serving overseas.
“At first news, I could not believe what I was hearing – me going to Iraq? What are they going to do – parachute me in and ask me to sing on the way town to scare the Taliban? Seriously though, the boys and girls in uniform have been there for awhile without any real Rock ‘n Roll that I know of. I could not pass up the chance of doing concerts in Iraq. This time Baghdad is going to be rocked in a different way.
We are heading to a city where bombings occur on a daily basis. However, this time, it will be our explosive rock ‘n roll show that shakes Baghdad – Bad Company style.
The U.S. Forces division and their production expertise are well-known. This isn’t their first concert. Also, Jeff Thornton of Lone Wolf Entertainment is managing the dates along with my management/booking agency, Artists International Mgt. (Boca Raton, FL.). So I’d say we have our bases covered – Iraq and Baghdad here we come,” Howe said.
Supagroup has posted the following update on their blog:
It’s Supagroup here. Miss us? We missed you! To make up for our long and agonizing absence, we’re going to preview a bit of our new record “Hail! Hail! tomorrow, Friday March 5th at Noon CST. http://www.myspace.com/supagroup
Usually a band puts out a record and it’s at most one or two good songs and the rest a bunch of filler. We hate that! We would never do that to you. So, just to prove just how bad ass we are, we’re going to start by previewing the END of the record first – AKA “Side Four”. That’s right, “Hail! Hail!” is a four sided, double album of eighteen rock and roll gems. We’ll do the same kind of preview for “Side Three” next Friday, 3/12, “Side Two” on 3/19, and “Side One” on the 3/26.
I’m thinking we’ll leave the songs up for 24 hours, but if there’s enough interest, maybe we’ll leave them up for the weekend. Hope you like them! Remember to friend us on your facebook account here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Supagroup/106132465098, or if you’re into twitter, at twitter.com/supagroup.
We want to know what you think, so make a comment after you’ve heard.
Rockin’ til the end,
Social Code is giving away a free download of their song “Satisfied”. Please visit this link to the free download.
SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will spend the spring and summer of 2010 pounding the skins for new labelmate Rob Zombie, who is embarking on a very busy touring schedule. Zombie said, “Joey is an absolutely crushing drummer and I am thrilled to have him as part of the Zombie family. His amazing skills promise to take the live show to a whole new level of insanity.”
Jordison also commented, saying, “I am honored, proud and excited to announce that I have joined the ranks as the new touring drummer for Rob Zombie. I’ve been a fan of Zombie’s since the beginning. I’ve toured with them and have always wanted to play for them. When John 5 called me up to ask if I knew any drummers I could recommend, I said, only half-jokingly, ‘Yeah, me!”
Jordison is universally recognized as not only one of the best drummers in hard rock, but as one of the most talented skinsmen in music, period. He will be sitting behind the kit for several appearances and tours throughout the year, namely the “Gruesome Twosome” tour, which features Zombie along with his longtime pal, Alice Cooper, which begins April 26 in Canada and runs through May 4 in Wyoming. Following that historic tour, Jordison will tour alongside Zombie as part of the 2010 Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which Zombie is co-headlining with Korn. That tour kicks off July 10 in San Bernardino, California and runs through August 14 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“This show and set-list is mind blowing, and what better way to kick things off than the ‘Gruesome Twosome’ tour with horror-rock legend Alice Cooper,” Jordison said. “I want to thank all the Slipknot fans for their support and the Rob Zombie fans for welcoming me in. The Demonoid Phenomenon is on its way!”
Jordison will make his debut with Zombie at the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, held on April 8, 2010, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Zombie will be closing out the evening’s awards ceremony with what is sure to be a “must see” performance.