Eleven Seven Music/Atlantic recording group Buckcherry will continue on their upcoming tour as planned, despite the announcement that Avenged Sevenfold has had to cancel their performances in September and early October. The dates, originally billed as co-headline dates with Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry, will see Buckcherry supported by Shinedown and Saving Abel.
“We’re glad to hear that Shadows is fine, and can’t wait to get out on the road with the band in November,” said Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. “We have a great show planned, and we are pumped to get on the road behind the new album and play it for the fans.”
A7X’s M. Shadows added, “We’re happy to hear that Buckcherry will carry on with the dates we had scheduled together and look forward to joining them for a kick ass tour in November.”
Constant road warriors, Buckcherry performed more than 300 shows in support of their last album, 15. The band will release their much anticipated follow-up, Black Butterfly, on Tuesday, September 16. For up-to-the-minute updates, go to www.buckcherry.com and www.myspace.com/buckcherry
As A Preview To The CD and Tour, See Buckcherry perform their hit “Too Drunk . . .” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday, September 16th on ABC (Check local listings).
BUCKCHERRY – ON TOUR FALL 2008
9/14-10/2 with Shinedown and Saving Abel except *
10/3-10/9 with Saving Abel
13 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center*
14 Dayton, OH Montgomery County Fair
16 Moline, IL IWireless Center
18 Sioux Falls, SD Canaries Stadium
19 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
20 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre*
22 Lincoln, NE Pershing Auditorium
23 Valley Center, KS Kansas Coliseum
24 Tulsa, OK River Parks Amphitheatre
26 Huntsville, AL Big Spring Jam
27 Memphis, TN Mud Island Amphitheatre
28 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
30 Clemson, SC Little John Coliseum
2 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center
3 New Orleans, LA Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
4 Mobile, AL Bayfest
8 Charlotte, NC Grady Cole Center (also with 12 Stones)
9 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle (also with 12 Stones)
11 Kinston, NC NC Lenoir County Fairgrounds
Recently Announce First New Album In Thirteen Years
Saudades de Rock available August 12th on Open E Records
This summer, EXTREME will release Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”),
their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first
world tour in over twelve years. Saudades de Rock will be released on August 12th
on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana.
The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band’s 2008 ‘TAKE US ALIVE’ world tour gets
underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored
by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of
the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma
Festival in Pryor, OK. See all current dates below.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt,
bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – recorded their fifth
studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as
producer and mixer. Saudades de Rock boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious
roar of “Star,” the groove-laden, swagger of “King Of The Ladies”, a raw funk
rock anthem called “Learn To Love”, and the expressive ballad “Ghost.”
“’Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Bettencourt explains about the
Portuguese album moniker. “It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for
something or someone that’s been missing in your life, and never quite sure if
it will ever return. In this case, for us, it’s Rock and Roll. Saudades de
Gary Cherone adds, “I like how it expresses that longing we’ve been feeling to
play for our fans and be together again.”
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EXTREME ‘TAKE US ALIVE’ WORLD TOUR 2008:
Jul 11 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *
Jul 29 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Jul 31 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 1 – Farmingdale, NY @ Brookhaven Amphitheatre
Aug 2 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Aug 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug 5 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Aug 6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Aug 8 – Detroit, MI @ Emerald Theater
Aug 9 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Aug 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Union Center Blvd Bash
Aug 12 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Aug 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Aug 15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Aug 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Aug 18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Aug 19 – Houston, TX @ Meridien
Aug 20 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Aug 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Aug 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Aug 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Filmore
Aug 26 – Los Angels, CA @ House of Blues
Sep 13 – Milan, Italy @ Rock of Ages Festival
More dates to be added.
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME has released four albums, plus a greatest
hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. On the strength of multiple
world tours, they also achieved a #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their
1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffitti—on the Billboard Hot 100,
which they followed with the Top Five “Hole Hearted.” Although these two
acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, it overshadowed the
band’s trademark sound: a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their
predecessors Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen and Van Halen—fueled by
BETTENCOURT’s signature guitar flights and CHERONE’s resonant vocals—and matched
with a social consciousness in their lyrics.
OPEN E RECORDS is a new label that is distributed by Fontana. A portion of Open
E Records profits will be donated to Music Drives Us, a foundation created as a
way to support music in New England. The Foundation also gives scholarship money
for individuals who desire to continue their musical education.
Last night, I received an email with the following:
Unfortunately due to a hemorrhaged vocal cord suffered by Cinderella’s Tom
Keifer, the scheduled Cinderella, Warrant, Lynch Mob and Lynam show July 11 at The Aztec Music Hall and remaining Tour dates have been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase starting Saturday Morning at 10AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you purchased your ticket on-line at Frontgatetickets. com your credit card will automatically be refunded. Keep it locked in and we will keep you updated with further information.
According to Warrant’s myspace: Warrant and it’s booking agent are scrambling to rebook as many dates as possible so that they can still be on the road this summer.
Those of you with tickets to the Lynam, Lynch Mob, Warrant and Cinderella tour, ought to check with your local venue’s to see what the status of this show is.
It is probably that Rocklahoma will be seeking out a replacement for Cinderella as well.
This is very disappointing, as I was looking for a comeback by Cinderella. Tom Keifer recently finished a solo album that he is shopping to the different labels. Hopefully, this doesn’t set that record back.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October.
“That was the first show of the tour,” announced Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, who, along with his bandmates, shredded through a nearly two-hour set with such hits as “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Fuel,” “Master of Puppets,” “…And Justice for All,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Seek and Destroy,” at Los Angeles’ 2,300-capacity Wiltern Theatre.
The group didn’t reveal any new material during its lengthy set. Nevertheless, “it feels good to play live again,” singer/guitarist James Hetfield told a packed audience. “We haven’t played here in a long time.”
Last’s night concert was pulled together on short notice to help raise funds for the nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The organization was co-founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who joined Metallica onstage for “Fight Fire With Fire,” from the band’s 1984 album “Ride the Lightning.”
Money raised from the concert will go toward the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s programs and operations, along with scholarships for low-income students who can’t afford instruments and music lessons.
Bill White, director of development at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, tells Billboard.com that the idea for the benefit concert came together during a board meeting when Flea offered to ask Metallica’s Ulrich if the band would be interested in doing a benefit show on the school’s behalf. As a result, “We’ll probably raise over $300,000 net on this,” White says. “It’s a gift from Metallica to the school.”
Tickets for the concert went on sale Sunday for $200 apiece, along with a limited amount of VIP tickets that ran $500. Along with its annual Hullabaloo fund-raiser, which last year featured Eddie Vedder and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music has plans to do more one-off benefit concerts in the future, according to White.
Meanwhile, Metallica will remain on the West Coast this weekend to play Tucson, Ariz.’s KFMA Day (today), KROQ-Los Angeles’ Weenie Roast (May 17), followed by Manchester, Tenn.’s Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 13). No other North American dates were announced at deadline, but the rock act also has a handful of concert and festival appearances in Europe slated for August.
Along with Metallica, last night’s benefit concert featured rock act Scars On Broadway, the new band from System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan. As previously reported, Scars on Broadway’s as-yet-untitled debut album is slated for a late summer release.
Here is the set list of last night’s Metallica concert:
“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“…And Justice For All”
“Sad But True”
“Master of Puppets”
“Last Caress/Green Hell” (Misfits cover)
“Fight Fire with Fire”
“Seek and Destroy”
The Poison Live Raw & Uncut Tour, with Sebastian Bach and Dokken is coming to a city near you!
Check below for tour dates!
Jul. 05 – Independant Stampede – Island Grove Park, Colorado
Jul. 09 – Starlight Theatre – Kansas City, Missouri
Jul. 11 – Moondance Jam – Walker, Minnesota
Jul. 13 – Jerome Schottstein Center – Columbus, Ohio
Jul. 18 – Rock Fest – Caddot, Wisconsin
Jul. 21 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, Georgia
Jul. 22 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, Florida
Jul. 23 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Florida
Jul. 26 – Verizon Amphitheatre – Pelham, Alabama
Jul. 29 – Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, Connecticut
Jul. 31 – Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Bristow – Washington DC
Aug. 03 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug. 07 – Bank Of America Pavilion – Boston, Massachusetts
Aug. 08 – Star Pavilion at Hershey Park – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Aug. 09 – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Sterling Heights, Michigan
Aug. 10 – Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake – Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Aug. 12 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, New Jersey
Aug. 14 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 15 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Noblesville, Indiana
Aug. 16 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug. 17 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, Missouri
Aug. 20 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug. 22 – The Pearl at The Palms – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug. 23 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, California
Aug. 24 – Dodge Theatre – Phoenix, Arizona
Aug. 28 – Pala Casino Arena – Pala, California
Sep. 09 – Coors Amphitheatre at The Fiddler’s Green – Englewood, Colorado
Rush fans can expect some different songs and “surprises” when the Canadian trio hits the road on April 11 — but guitarist Alex Lifeson says, “I’m gonna keep those a secret until then, I think.”Lifeson tells Billboard.com that since the next segment of Rush’s Snakes & Arrows World Tour — which kicks off in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and runs through July 20 — visits a number of cities the group hasn’t played in quite some time, “we thought we should maybe revisit some older songs we’re not playing currently or haven’t been in the last little while. So we changed out a few songs in the set. We’re gonna keep it loose and maybe kind of bounce back and forth.”
Lifeson says the group frequently gets fan requests for specific material. “We see ‘Camera Eye’ come up quite often, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and some of the longer songs like that from our mid-period,” he says. Last year’s Snakes & Ladders dates featured rarities such as “Circumstances” and “Entre Nous,” which Rush has never performed live, and are captured on the upcoming “Snakes & Arrows Live,” due April 15.
Lifeson says Rush is also starting to tuck into the video material from the same show last October at Ahoy Rotterdam arena in the Netherlands for a DVD the guitarist says will be out in the late summer or early fall.
“We shot it in HD, and I hear it looks really dramatic,” says Lifeson, who supervised the stereo mix for the CD. The group decided to put the CD out first, he says, because “we wanted to kind of bridge the two halves of the tour with a release so there’s something there, and then we’ll follow up with the live DVD.”
Lifeson says that he and bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart are also thinking a bit about Rush’s next studio album — mostly likely with “Snakes & Arrows” co-producer Nick Raskulinecz — but suspects that will come later rather than sooner.
“I’m guessing that we’re probably going to take a little bit of the break at the end of this tour,” says Lifeson, who’s been updating his Web site with a number of new features he hopes to roll out soon. “I don’t see us really doing much in the way of any new material probably until the spring of next year, and then we’ll see where we go. We generally prefer to just start on that first day and sit down and start jamming; it’s such an exciting moment, and it becomes it’s own living thing. We seem to be much more balanced and a lot happier working that way.”
Courtesy of Billboard.com
POP METAL KINGPINS WARRANT REUNITE FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE, KICKING OFF CO-HEADLINING DEBUT AT 2008 ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP
…”CHERRY PIE” ANYONE?
Multi-platinum selling rock band WARRANT, best known for classic MTV staples’ “Cherry Pie,” “Heaven,” and rock anthem “The Down Boys” will co-headline the 2008 Rocklahoma Festival – marking the reunion of its original line-up including Jani Lane (vocals); Joey Allen (lead guitar); Jerry Dixon (bass); Erik Turner (Guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) — for the first time in 14 years. Warrant will co-headline Rocklahoma with Cinderella, it was announced by XM’s Boneyard/VH1 Classic host, Eddie Trunk, at a press conference taking place at the world famous Whisky A-Go Go. Rocklahoma is a popular four-day music festival taking place July 10-13 in Pryor, OK, which attracts an impressive worldwide audience and big ticket sales. More than 80 bands will be performing on three giant stages with an expected attendance of more than 60,000 rock fans from all 50 states, every Province in Canada and every country in Europe. This phenomenon was covered in Rolling Stone’s year-end issue with an in-depth seven page spread.
Comments Warrant: “We are stoked to be back together after 14 years! The best part will be playing live again for all the fans that never got to experience the originalWarrant party band from Hollywood, CA! We also can’t wait to play for all the fans who have waited so long for this reunion. Cheers – and here we go again!
Warrant will hit the road with Cinderella this summer in July immediately following Rocklahoma and also plan to release a live performance DVD later this summer. An intimate Sunset Strip club date is also expected to take place this year for loyal fans. It’s been nearly 20 years and eight albums later, but the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. The band has seen many changes since their first taste of success in the late 80s/early 90s, but have always remained a key cog in the ever-changing rock landscape. Warrant has endured death, record label turnover, the loss of band members and close friends, but these hardships have only added fuel to their fire. Warrant is back.
Rocklahoma is the world’s largest rock festival of its type featuring notable bands from the 80′s and early 90′s. Additional acts confirmed for the festival include LA Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Beautiful Creatures, Night Ranger, XYZ, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vain, Lynch Mob, Bret Michaels, House of Lords, Jet Boy, Triumph, Kingdom Come and Tesla among others.
Warrant is managed by Carl Stubner and Blain Clausen from Sanctuary Artist Management and is represented by agents Craig Mogil and Brian Ahern from William Morris Agency. For more information on Warrant, please visit www. myspace. com/warrantband. For more information on Rocklahoma, please visit www. feverfest. com.
Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has revealed to Ray Miller of Rock Biographer that the reactivated LYNCH MOB — featuring guitarist George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist Oni Logan alongside legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) and bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) — will take part in this summer’s CINDERELLA/WARRANT U.S. tour. “The LYNCH MOB is going out [on tour] by the way,” Pilson said in an interview that was conducted last week. “They’re going out this summer. It’s going to be really cool because it is George and Oni as well as Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza…it’s just gonna be a great band…I mean it is going to be phenomenal. In fact, I’m excited to see it.”
When asked if there was any truth to the rumor that DOKKEN was in talks to tour with CINDERELLA (PICTURED BELOW) and WARRANT this summer, Pilson said, “It was going to be DOKKEN, at least that is what they were talking about. But when that fell apart, George secured it for the LYNCH MOB.”
Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rockers LYNAM are rumored to have secured the opening slot on the CINDERELLA/WARRANT tour, which is scheduled to launch in July. The package is expected to make a stop at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 17. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna will embark on the “Never Look Back” tour in the spring. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr. 02 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Albany, NY
Apr. 03 – Underworld Concert Club – Columbus, OH
Apr. 04 – The Lighthouse – Imperial, PA
Apr. 05 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Apr. 06 – The Blue Note, Cincinnati Ohio
Apr. 09 – Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
Apr. 11 – Roadhouse – Apple Valley, CA
Apr. 12 – Tremors – Riverside, CA
Apr. 13 – The Museum Club – Flagstaff, AZ
Apr. 14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Apr. 16 – Fat Cat – Modesto, CA
Apr. 18 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr. 23 – Big City Night Club – Farmington, NM
Apr. 25 – Acadia Bar – Houston, TX
Apr. 26 – Tiffanys Billiards – San Antonio, TX
May 01 – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
According to a press release, “Joey has recruited a new powerhouse band and is currently working on a new BELLADONNA album to be released in the fall of 2008.”
The following dates have been released as part of W.A.S.P.’s 2008 Crimson Idol Tour !
Fri 02/08/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat 02/09/08 San Antonio, TX Tiffany Billiards
Sun 02/10/08 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Tue 02/12/08 Louisville, KY EXPO 13
Wed 02/13/08 Charlotte, NC
Thu 02/14/08 Huntington, WV Monkey Bar
Fri 02/15/08 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
Sat 02/16/08 West Springfield, VA Jaxx
Sun 02/17/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
Wed 02/20/08 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
Fri 02/22/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 02/23/08 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Sun 02/24/08 New York, NY Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza
Tue 02/26/08 Quebec, QC Imperial Du Quebec
Thu 02/28/08 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri 02/29/08 Detroit, MI Harpo’s Concert Theatre
Sat 03/01/08 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Sun 03/02/08 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
Wed 03/05/08 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
Thu 03/06/08 Las Vegas, NV Canyon Club
Fri 03/07/08 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
Sat 03/08/08 West Hollywood, CA Key Club